Course Starts October 11
Check the schedule below for details.


Cleantech 101 – Course for students interested in research and careers in Cleantech

  • 40 cleantech domains
  • 1 month course
  • Emphasis on Renewable Energy
  • Includes 2-week internship at EAI

Most people, including many highly educated professionals, know very little about the large world of cleantech and the growth opportunities it provides for students and researchers keen on building an educational or career future in cleantech.

In fact, very few appreciate that the world of cleantech is much larger than just renewable energy. In fact, renewable energy constitutes only about 15% of the total cleantech market.

Cleantech 101 is the first course designed anywhere in the world that opens students’ eyes to the various opportunity sectors of this fascinating, world changing industry and provides insights that are unique, useful and practical to take critical decisions for their further studies.

Cleantech 101 – Quick highlights

  • Course starts: October 11 2014 (Saturday)
  • Course ends: November 15 (Saturday)
  • Medium: Physical classroom course and practical coursework including a brief internship
  • Location: Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
  • Conducted by: Professionals and experts from EAI, India’s foremost cleantech consulting and research firm ( )
  • Course fee: Rs 8100 per head (excluding service tax)
  • Limited to 15 participants per batch

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Engineering students
  • Energy management MBAs
  • Students seeking to study abroad
  • PhD candidates
This 1 month course provides answers to the following questions.

A dominant focus of the course is on renewable energy, though key highlights of opportunities in other cleantech topics will also be covered

  • Which are the cleantech sectors that are experiencing phenomenal growth, in India and worldwide?
  • For various streams of science & engineering, which are the corresponding cleantech sectors that hold high potential for research or career?
  • How do I determine which of the cleantech sectors are the best for my graduate studies or further research?
  • Which organizations and institutions in India and abroad are best for graduate and Ph.D studies in cleantech?
  • Which are the best universities and colleges in the world for graduate programs or beyond on cleantech?
  • Which are the prominent Indian companies in the various cleantech domains for me to do internship?
  • What are the critical hard and soft skills that will provide me a rewarding career or research position in cleantech?
  • What are the practical next steps I should take to enter the cleantech sector?

Cleantech 101 Schedule

Cleantech 101 comprises both full day classroom sessions and flexible internships.

Full day courses on the following days – 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM

Date Topics
11-10-2014 Renewable Energy – Solar PV
12-10-2014 Renewable Energy – Solar Thermal
18-10-2014 Renewable Energy – Wind
19-10-2014 Renewable Energy – Bio-energy
01-11-2014 Renewable Energy – Rest of Renewable Energy – Hydro, geothermal, wave, tidal, fuel cells and others
02-11-2014 Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Water & Waste Management
08-11-2014 Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Green IT
09-11-2014 Pollution Control, Climate Change & Global Warming
01-11-2014 to

Specific components of what will be covered under each are provided in the tables below.

Internship involves the students taking up research on specifc topics and doing it under guidance from EAI experts. The students need not be present at premises during internship but will have to visit the EAI office at regular intervals based on pre-decided schedules.Students will be free to visit EAI and interact with EAI team during any time of the course duration. They can also use the EAI Library, reports and white papers during this period.

Domains Covered in Cleantech 101

A large section of Cleantech 101 will focus on renewable and sustainable energy, as that is where a significant number of research (and career) opportunities worldwide are opening up for engineering students.

About 40% of the course will also provide an overview of the non-energy domains of cleantech – water, energy efficiency, energy storage, waste management etc

Renewable Energy
  • Solar
    • Solar PV
    • Solar PV – Ground Mounted Systems
    • Solar PV – Rooftop Solar Systems
    • Solar Thermal – CSP (concentrating solar power)
    • Solar Thermal – CST (concentrating solar thermal)
    • Solar Thermal – low temperature solar thermal (solar water heater and variants)
  • Wind
    • Onshore Wind
    • Offshore Wind
    • Small Wind
    • Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines
    • Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
  • Bio-energy
    • Biomass Power
    • Biofuels – First Generation
    • Biofuels – Second Generation
    • Biofuels – Third Generation
  • Hydro
    • Large Hydro
    • Small Hydro
    • Micro-hydro
    • Hydrokinetic Power
  • Geothermal
    • Geothermal Heat
    • Geothermal Power
    • Enhanced Geothermal
  • Fuel Cells
  • Wave Power
  • Tidal Power
  • Other Emerging Renewable Energy Sources
    • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
    • Salinity Gradient or Osmotic Power

Green Buildings

  • Sustainable heating
  • Cooling
  • Green power

Climate Change & Global Warming

  • Carbon credits
  • RECs and CERs
  • GRI
  • CSR

Energy Efficiency

  • Residential energy efficiency
  • Commercial and industrial efficiency
  • Smart grid
  • Cogeneration, CHP and waste heat recovery

Electric Vehicles

  • Electric cars
  • Electric bikes

Energy Storage

  • Batteries
  • Fuel cells
  • Pumped hydro

Green IT

  • Green computing hardware
  • Cloud computing
  • Use of IT in renewable energy and sustainability


  • Water conservation
  • Industrial water monitoring and control

Sustainable Pollution Remediation

  • Air pollution
  • Waste water treatment
  • Bio-remediation

Waste Management

  • Municipal Solid Waste management
  • Industrial waste management
  • Hazardous waste management
  • E-waste management
  • Waste to Value

Conducted by acknowledged experts, with hands-on cleantech experience

The courses will be conducted by directors, senior consultants and researchers from EAI(Catalyzing Cleantech in India) and India’s other renowned firms in cleantech.

These experts have consulted for a range of prominent organizations and companies over the last 10 years. Some of their clients include

  • Central and state governments
  • World Bank
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Reliance
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Lafarge
  • Ambuja Cements (part of Holcim)
  • ReGen (one of the India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer)
  • Vedanta Group

…and over 50+ other companies and stakeholders.
Their research reports have been bought by over 1000 prominent companies worldwide, including Fortune 100 companies such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total, Mitsubishi and more.

Cleantech 101 – Format

  • Detailed classroom sessions
  • Industry expert interaction
  • Demo/lab sessions
  • An additional 2-week internship at EAI
  • Certificate awarded


Eligibility criteria

  • Any bachelor’s degree student is eligible, preferably science or engineering (students currently studying in these degrees are eligible)
  • All applicants will go through a short interview before being admitted to the course

Selection Process

  • The number of seats for each month’s course will be limited to 15.
  • Applicants will be selected based on their background and a telephonic interview, as we have to ensure that everyone who attends the course benefits the most

Course Fee

Rs. 9,100 (Rs. 8,100 + service tax).


All those who attend the course will be provided with a certificate of course participation from Cleantech Academy, a division of EAI

Accommodation and Other Details

  1. Candidates will need to find accommodation on their own, and accommodation and food expenses are not covered in the fees
  2. A booklet of the key highlights of the course will be provided to all the attendees


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