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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

The ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ online course is delivered to focus on the various aspects of energy that affect the producers and consumers of energy. This course enables students to discuss the application of the principles of the economy. It is about the concept of energy as a resource and its relevance with the environment and climate to analyze the policies governing energy supply. This certification program is provided by Swayam and the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) for a period of eight weeks.

The free online course is an elective program for undergraduate and postgraduate level students. The tutor for this massive open online course is Prof. Shyamasree Dasgupta from the school of humanities and social sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. The classes of this course are offered through video, lectures and assessed by weekly assignments and a final certification exam. 

The ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ certification course enables students to get a course certificate and credit points by the end of this course. 

The Highlights

  • Online course
  • Free training
  • Eight weeks course
  • IIT faculty
  • AICTE recognized
  • Elective program 
  • Credit points
  • E-Certificate

Programme Offerings

  • videos
  • Lectures
  • Course Modules
  • Weekly Assignments
  • Final Exam
  • Books
  • references
  • Credit Points
  • Certificate

Courses and Certificate Fees

Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
INR 1000yesIIT Mandi

The ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ certification fee has to be paid for registering for the end-term exam.

Energy Economics And Policy fee structure

Course Fee


Exam Registration Fee

Rs 1000

Eligibility Criteria

The students applying for the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ training course are preferred to have prior knowledge with any foundational course on economics.

Certificate qualifying details

The students of the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ certification by Swayam qualify for the E-Certificate after completing the course, assessments, and the final exam with the scores mentioned below,

  • Internal assessment - Students are required to score a minimum of 10/25 (25%) in the best 6 out of 8 assignments.
  • Final Exam - 30/75(75%) 
  • Total average - 40/100

What you will learn

Knowledge of clean energyKnowledge of EconomicsKnowledge of Environmental Science

The ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ certification syllabus is developed for the students of this course to learn about the economic theories on energy and its impact on the behavior of the consumers and producers of energy. The course helps the learners understand the policies that govern the supply of renewable and non-renewable energy. The learners of this training program will understand the influence of energy on the environment and its effect on the aspects of climate change.  By the end of the course, students will get familiar with the application of the concepts of demand and supply of energy.

Who it is for

The ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ online training program is designed for the students, graduates, and research associates involved in the domain of energy economics and making energy policies. The course provides industrial support for individuals in the power sector, energy consulting organizations, and renewable energy production units such as policymakers, technology developers, electrical engineers, thermal power plant managers, biomass power plant managers, and others.

Admission Details

The course registration for the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ online course is done through the course website as follows,

Step 1: Find the course page using the link below,

Step 2: Click on the ‘Register/Sign-In’ option.

Step 3: Fill in the details.

Step 4: Join the course.

Application Details

The students who wish to join the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ online training are required to fill in the Swayam account details on the registration form (if they already have a Swayam account) or create a new one by entering the basic registration details. The students can also start the course with their Google, Microsoft, or Facebook account passwords.

The Syllabus

  • Energy as a resource; classification, measurement, and accounting 

  • Energy Demand-Part I- Analyzing past, present, and future demand

  • Energy Demand-Part II - Demand Side Management, policies, and behavioral issues

  • Energy Supply- Part I – Economics and policies of non-renewable energy supply  

  • Energy Supply- Part II –   Economics of electricity supply and renewable energy and related policies

  • Energy Market

Special topics on energy, environment, and climate change - Part I

  • Special topics on energy, environment, and climate change - Part II

Evaluation process

For the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ certification by Swayam, the candidates of this free online program should take up the end-term proctored exam and pass the exam with 75%(30/75). The registration and payment are done online and the candidates have to write the exam from any one of the select exam centers. 


IIT Mandi Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Is it mandatory to have done a foundational course in economics to join the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ online course?

No, it is not mandatory to have prior knowledge of economics.

2: How long is the duration of the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ training?

The course is scheduled for eight weeks.

3: Which education platform offers the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ online certification program?

The certification is provided by Swayam.

4: Are the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ classes provided for free?

Yes, you can access the course with no payment.

5: How much do I have to score in the final exam to get the ‘Energy Economics And Policy’ certification?

You will have to get 30/75 in the exam to pass and get the certificate.


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