Thursday 28 August 2014

Career in Renewable Energy - India [Article by Farzad Minoo Damania in Afternoon DC Newspaper]

Career Counsellor and Psychotherapist at Career Nurturer - Farzad Minoo Damania talks about making a career in field of renewable or alternative energy in India.

Mr. Farzad Minoo Damania provides career guidance, career counselling and psychometric testing for students and adults in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane areas.

The newspaper article was published in Afternoon DC Newspaper on 27th August 2014, on the topic: “Be a Renewable Energy Engineer”

Article Title: “Be a Renewable Energy Engineer”
Article Date: 27th August, 2014
Article on: Afternoon DC Newspaper
Article Author: Farzad Minoo Damania (Career Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Mumbai)

Career Counselling in Mumbai
Career in Renewable Energy Engineering

Here is the article transcript:
Do you want to get into a career which offers good future prospects and which will also make a sustainable difference to our mother Earth? If yes, then you may consider a career as Renewable Energy Engineer or Green Engineer. Farzad Minoo Damania, Career Counsellor at Career Nurturer gives a complete low down on the field of renewable energy in India.

Why study Renewable Energy?
For development of any nation, the energy sector plays a very significant role. And in this endeavour The Government of India is working towards providing uninterrupted 24 X 7 electricity across the country. Presently we heavily rely on traditional sources of generating power using coal. But emissions and pollution are key concerns while using this traditional power generating source. Thus, there is greater focus on generating renewable or clean energy from sunlight, wind, rain, bio-waste, waves, tidal and geothermal sources. And hence the renewable energy sector does promise good job prospects in this field in India.

What to study?
Courses in this domain are generally offered at post graduation level in form of M.Tech or M.Sc. in Renewable Energy. Eligibility criteria for admission to these courses is either a B.Tech/B.E in any discipline of engineering or M.Sc. in Physics or allied fields. Entrance exams are applicable for admission to these courses.

Where to study?
Some of the courses offered are M.Tech in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management by TERI University – New Delhi, M.Tech in Solar and Alternative Energy by Amity University – Noida, M. Tech in Alternate Hydro Energy Systems by IIT Roorkee, M. Tech in Energy Systems Engineering by IIT Bombay, M.Tech in Renewable Energy and Green Technology by Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology – Bhopal, M.Tech in Energy Systems and MBA in Power Management by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies – Dehradun.

Is this the right career for you?
Similar to other engineering fields, renewable or green energy engineers should also have a strong aptitude and interest for science, maths, technology and environment. You should possess good problem solving and logical reasoning abilities to fix technical issues. Ability to manage projects, budgeting, organizational and planning skills are also important.

What are the job avenues?
After completing your post graduation, you may seek employment in power generation, distribution and transmission companies. You may also have good career prospects in EPC, equipment manufacturing, architecture, engineering and consulting companies. Tata Power, Suzlon, Moser Baer, Welspun Energy, NTPC, NHPC, Power Grid, Adani Power, Orient Green, Reliance Power, GE India, SJVN, Jaiprakash Power are some of the renewable energy generation companies providing employment opportunities in India. Your job role could be into conservation, consultation, engineering analysis, product design, auditing, project management, optimization and facilities management.

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Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Trainer 
Founder - Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

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