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AHEC has, since its inception, been imparting training to in-service persons through short-term training courses in the field of small hydro and other renewable energy sources. AHEC also offers two Pool elective subjects to UG engineering students. AHEC also offers Ph.D. Programme in the field of renewable energy and two Ph.D. degrees have so far been awarded in AHEC and seven Ph.D. thesis are in progress.
The course is designed to impart long term training in all aspects of "Alternate Hydro Energy Systems" to in-service engineers holding recognised degrees (with atleast 60% marks) in Civil / Electrical / Mechanical, Industrial / Chemical / Electronic / Computer / Agricultural/Environmental Engineering with at least two years job experience. Study tours to the projects under construction form the important and integral part of the curriculum and the students are required to prepare a comprehensive report on the basis of given data for a project.
The selected candidate will be admitted to four semesters M.Tech. programme subject to rules and regulations of the Institute in force. In the 3rd and 4th semester the project work and dissertation work will be carried out by the students. There will be mid-term evaluation of dissertation work for evaluating the progress of the work.
Students admitted to the graduate programs of study at IIT Roorkee go through a process of selection prior to their admissions. The process of selection is administered at the national (All India) level or at the Institute depending on the program of study.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an All - India Examination conducted by the seven IITs and IISc Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
JAM (Joint Admission Test to M.Sc) for admission to M.Sc programmes at the IITs. From year 2005 admissions to MCA programme at IIT Roorkee are also made through JAM which were previously through AIMCET.
The Institute offers merit-cum-means scholarship to 25% of undergraduate students. Several other scholarships are announced from time to time. Bank loans are also easily available whenever required. Financial help is provided as Institute free studentship and scholarships to undergraduate students belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
Students admitted to the 2-year M.Sc. degree in sciences are also awarded merit-cum-means scholarships. A number of scholarships, teaching / research assistantship schemes provide financial support to students of M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes. Sponsored (full-time as well as part-time), self-financing foreign students and M.B.A. students are , however, not eligible for benefits of this scheme. Students are encouraged to earn while they learn.
Prizes and certificates are given to students on the basis of their performance in curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.