Annual Report 2005 - 06

Conferences, Workshops, Seminars (Organised / Participation)


  • J. K. Nayak attended Solar World Congress 2005,International Solar Energy Society held at Orlando, Florida, USA during August 6 – 12, 2005.


  • R. Banerjee, Organised one month CEP on “Energy Auditing & Biomass Energy Systems”, April 1-30, 2005 for Ministry of Trade & Industry, Renewable Energy Division, Bhutan.


III.  Invited Lectures



R. Banerjee

  • Lecture on ‘Energy Auditing’ delivered in MITCON Course, April 1, 2005.

  • Lecture on 'Overview of Renewables for Power' delivered in Power India 2005, International Conference and Exhibition at Mumbai, November 10, 2005.

  • Lecture on 'Energy Policy' delivered at National Institute of Advance Studies-DST, IISc Campus Bangalore, November 8, 2005.

  • Lecture on ‘Demand Side Management and Load Management in India’ delivered at Academia of Resource Management, Mumbai on 2nd December, 2005.  

  • Keynote address at two day seminar on 'Alternative Energy Sources', 27-28 August, 2005 at VPM Polytechnic, Thane, Mumbai.

  • Lecture on ‘Analysis of Fuel cell systems’ and ‘Economics of fuel cell system’ delivered in SERC School on Fuel Cell, July 13-14, 2005 at IIT Bombay.

  • Lecture on ‘Renewables for Energy Conservation’ delivered in National Conference on ‘Energy Efficiency’, by MIT Energy Management Centre in Association with MEDA (Government of Maharashtra) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Government of India), 28th June, 2005, Pune.

  S. Bandyopadhyay

  • set of lectures on "Process Simulation and Optimisation" to the OCES 2005 batch of Chemical Engineering TSO at IIT Bombay, March, 2006.

  • Energy Integration of Fired Heaters" presented at L&T, Powai Mumbai, February 24, 2006.
  • Energy Conservation" presented at IIT Bombay, October 14, 2005.
  • "Renewable Energy Sources and Management" presented at Management Development Programme on Plant Level Energy Audit organised by National Institute of Industrial Engineering, September 14, 2005.

  • "Energy Benchmarking: Common Methodologies and Advances" presented at two-day seminar on Benchmarking of Energy and Carbon-Trading in Chemical Process Industry organised by Indian Chemical Manufacturing Association at Mumbai, April 22-23, 2005.

 S. B. Kedare

  • "Renewable Energy Systems in India: On the Frontline”, presented at the All India Seminar on ‘Energy Conservation and Energy Audit’, Academy of Resource Management, Mumbai Dec 2-3, 2005.

 J. K. Nayak

  • Delivered lecture on “Solar thermal energy: status and challenges” in a workshop on “RENET Renewable Energy” at IISc, Bangalore, November 11, 2005.

  • Delivered lectures on “Recent trends in solar thermal energy” at P D A college of Engineering, Gulbarga, December 12, 2005.

  • Delivered lectures on “Solar thermal energy: status and challenges” at Vidyavardyhini’s College of Engineering and Technology, Vasai, Mumbai, March 10 2006.

Honorary Work

R. Banerjee 

  • Member of Technical Review Committee of International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE 2006) for Sustainable Development, Hyderabad.

  • Reviewer Ph.D Thesis – Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
  • Member of TIFAC Steering Committee for the energy assessment studies for Planning Commission on Solar PV, Solar Thermal, In situ coal gasification, Offshore wind and Bioenergy.

  • Member of Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at IIT Bombay.

  • Reviewer of Energy Policy, Energy The International Journal, IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science.

 S. Bandyopadhyay 

  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Distillation & Absorption 2006, to be held in London, 4-6 September 2006.

  • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Sciences; Applied Thermal Engineering; International Journal of Power and Energy Systems; and Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics.

J. K. Nayak 

  • Member, Expert committee for solar Thermal Energy, MNES.

 VI. Others


 Setting up of ‘Underground Coal Gasification Lab’ for research projects under sponsorship of ONGC.