The Department of Renewable Energy Engineering was established in the college in the year 1981, with the objectives of Teaching, Research & Extension in the field of Renewable Energy keeping in mind about the importance of Energy, Ecology & Environment in the fast changing scenario. The department has acquired a national and international fame within a short span and contributed number of technologies in the field of renewable energy. Post graduate course programmes had been introduced viz. M.Tech. (RES) in the year 1986 & Ph.D. (RES) in the year 1999. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Sources, Govt. of India has also recognized its M.Tech. & Ph.D. degree for awarding fellowship to deserving candidates for undertaking research in the field of renewable energy.
The department is actively involved in teaching UG and Post Graduate students and extensive research in the field of solar, biogas, slurry management, biomass gasification and biomass production and also extension activities related to new and renewable energy sources at the village level.