Multidisciplinary Centres
Centre for Electric Vehicle Engineering


Dr. Nikhil Sasidharan, Dr. Shreelakshmi M P

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Centre for Electric Vehicle Engineering National Institute of Technology Calicut, NIT Campus P.O 673 601, Kozhikode, India

Centre for Electric Vehicle Engineering (CEVE) at NIT Calicut is dedicated to serve as a specialized Ecosystem for driving innovation, entrepreneurship, research and development, besides training and certification in the realm of e-mobility. The center is a one-of-a-kind academic-industry partnership, positioning NIT Calicut as a pioneering hub for cutting-edge research in Electric Vehicle (EV) and its associated technology. This center functions as a focal point for pioneering advancements in electric vehicle technology, encompassing crucial aspects like battery/ ultracapacitor technologies, microgrid and charging infrastructure, and novel motor designs and motor control algorithms etc. The centre also facilitates patents, renders courses for upskilling, and involves in promoting knowledge and awareness in Green technology.



Fostering sustainable transportation for global future generations



To develop state of the art sustainable transportation by fostering innovation, conducting impactful research, and disseminating knowledge in collaboration with academia and industry and enhance efficiency, affordability, and environmental impact in order to contribute to the global transition towards an energy-efficient transportation ecosystem.



  • To create and foster a hub for Research, Innovation, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship for Green Mobility.

  • To provide real time training for the campus recruits in EV domain.

  • To conduct ground breaking research in EV and associated technologies in collaboration with different stakeholders.

  • To test and certify the technologies used in e-mobility

  • To offer M-Tech and PhD program at the center to facilitate multi-disciplinary research in EV technologies


Research Area

  • Battery/ultracapacitor management system

  • Cell level design of battery pack

  • Novel motor and controller design for EV drives.

  • EMC/EMI mitigation/ filter design

  • Mechanical Vibration analysis of the EV drives

  • Thermal management of Battery/drive system

  • Design of Microgrid/ charging infrastructure

  • Machine learning based fault detection

  • Novel design of multilevel drive converters

  • Novel topologies of high gain DC/ DC converters

  • Structural analysis of EV drives


Major highlights

  • Easy access to NITC campus by road/ rail/air

  • Presently 44 faculty members from diverse specialization are associated with the center

  • More than 50 doctoral researchers, working in EV and associated technologies, are associated with the Centre.

  • High-end laboratory dedicated for EV drive research and development

  • Access to all major laboratory facilities at NITC, including the dedicated research facility for research on High voltage EV drive, in collaboration with TATA Elxsi, worth 1 crore.


Associated with the Centre


  • National Institute of Ocean Technology

  • C-Electric Pvt Ltd

  • Kerala State Electricity Board

  • Kochi Metro Rail Ltd

  • C-MET

  • Hella Motors

  • IIT Bombay

  • IIT Hyderabad

  • Virginia Tech

  • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand




Dr. Nikhil Sasidharan, Dr. Shreelakshmi M P


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Centre for Electric Vehicle Engineering National Institute of Technology Calicut, NIT Campus P.O 673 601, Kozhikode, India