Electric Vehicle Technology for Academia

By Dr G.A.Rathy, Dr R. Suja Mani Malar   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.
Learners enrolled: 1284

Electric vehicle (EV) technology represents a revolutionary shift in transportation, utilizing electricity as the primary source of propulsion instead of traditional internal combustion engines (ICE). EVs incorporate various technologies and components to create cleaner, more energy-efficient, and technologically advanced vehicles.

EV technology represents a transformative shift in the automotive industry, promoting sustainability, technological innovation, and the transition towards cleaner and more efficient modes of transportation. Learning about electric vehicle technology is crucial for fostering environmental consciousness, driving technological innovation, creating career opportunities, informing consumer decisions, shaping policy, and ultimately contributing to a more sustainable and greener future in transportation.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 29 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 19 May 2024 IST
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Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week No.

Units and Lessons/Sub-Units


Electric Vehicle Components and Architecture

History of Electric Vehicles – Automobile power Train-Architecture of Electric Vehicles -Types of Electric Vehicles- Break down of key components in EV


Embedded Controllers for EV

Vehicle Control Unit –Controllers used in EV- AutomotiveEmbedded applications


Power Electronics Converters for EV

Power Semiconductor devices- Rectifiers- DC -DC converters-Inverters -Bidirectional Chargers


Electrical Motors for EV

Induction Motors -Permanent Magnet Brushless DC motor – Switched reluctance motor – Permanent magnet synchronous motor and their controllers -Regenerative Braking-Integration with Vehicle Systems


Battery Management Systems (BMS) for EV

Batteries –Types of Batteries- Battery packs- Energy Density and Range- Battery Degradation and Lifetime-Functions of a BMS-State of Charge (SoC) –-State of Health-Temperature Management- Cell Balancing- Charging Control-Sensors-Battery Management Systems -User Interface and Communication


Modelling and Simulation of EV

Vehicle Dynamics Modelling- Battery Modeling-Motor and Power Electronics Modeling-Thermal Management Modeling-Integration and System-Level Simulation


Electric Vehicle Charging

 ON Board chargers – Off board chargers- Level 1 Charging -Level 2 Charging -DC fast Charging-Charging Connectors- Range and Efficiency


Advanced Driver Assistant Systems and Electric Vehicle standards

Driver Monitoring Systems-Gesture Control and Voice Recognition- Automatic Emergency Braking-Lane change detection -Traffic Sign Recognition-sensors for ADAS- Vehicle Safety Standards- Government incentives and policies

Books and references

1.      C.C Chan, K.T Chau: Modern Electric Vehicle Technology, Oxford University Press Inc., New York 2001 

2.     Iqbal Hussein, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals, CRC Press, 2003.

3.    James Larminie, John Lowry, Electric Vehicle Technology Explained, Wiley, 2003.

4.       Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, Thomas Gillespie, SAE Publication. 

5.   Electric vehicle battery systems by Sandeep Dhameja, Newnes Publishing, 2002

6.  Frank Vahid and Tony Givargis, Embedded system design: A unified hardware/Software introduction, Third edition, John Wiley & sons, 2010 

7.    R. Krishnan, “Electric Motor Drives - Modeling, Analysis & Control”, PHI Learning Private Ltd, 2009.

8.   L. Ashok Kumar, S. Albert Alexander, “Power Converters for Electric Vehicles”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021

9.         Automotive Industry Standards, India, 2015-2016

Instructor bio

Dr G.A.Rathy, Dr R. Suja Mani Malar

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.

Dr G. A. Rathy, is working as Professor in the Department of Electrical Electronics and Communication Engineering, NITTTR, Chennai since 1998. Her area of Specialization is Power Electronics and Drives and she has organized more than 250 Faculty Development Programmes for Technical Teachers of the southern region of India. Apart from the core engineering, she has expertise in the areas of curriculum development and curriculum evaluation. She designed, developed and evaluated the Power Electronics Engineering curriculum using Criterion Referenced Test and Revised Blooms Taxonomy.

            She effectively contributed as resource person in more than 15 International Overseas Teachers Courses and organized more than 5 International Overseas Teachers Courses. he specially designed skill oriented programmes for Electrical Engineering discipline such as PLC and SCADA, Power Electronics, PCB design, Industrial Automation, Electrical CAD, Special Electrical machines, IoT and Electric Vehicle Technology. She developed Power Electronics and Special Machines Lab, Industrial Automation Lab and Electrical Simulation lab. She has published more than 25 articles in National/International journals/conferences and three text books.. She successfully completed four MHRD sponsored projects worth Rupees 30 lakhs and modernized the department infrastructure. She is motivated towards the curriculum evaluation of various Engineering curriculum with latest pedagogical methods. She is now involved in the research area of developing and analyzing skill oriented Industry Inclined curriculum.

Dr. R. Suja Mani Malar
is working as an associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronics, and Communication Engineering, NITTTR Chennai. She received a B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and M.E. degree in Process Control and Instrumentation from Annamalai University. She had completed a Ph.D. degree in the area of control and instrumentation from Anna University, Chennai. She also obtained MBA (Education Management) degree from Alagappa University. She has more than 23 years of teaching experience at various reputed engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, control and Instrumentation, image processing, electric drive control, and robotics. She has published 75 research papers peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings .She has additionally six patents published. She has also published two text books.  She is a life member of ISTE, IAENG, and IACSIT. She is an approved Research Supervisor for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Anna University Chennai. She has produced 5 Ph.D’s and is currently guiding 3 research scholars at Anna University Chennai. She is a life member of ISTE, IAENG, and IACSIT.

She has organized several workshops and short term courses related to Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, control systems and Instrumentation. She is versatile and skilful in handling different subjects such as Electric Circuits, Power plant Engineering, High voltage Engineering, Protection and switchgear, Control System, Sensors and Transducers, Measurements and Instrumentation, Industrial Instrumentation, Digital Signal Processing, Process Control and Computer Control of Process.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
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  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of May (tentative):
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  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
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  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
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