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Welcome to the exciting world of Electric Vehicles

Are you ready to dive into the captivating realm of electric vehicles (EVs) and powertrains? Our EV courses are designed to ignite your curiosity and equip you with the skills to create your very own miniature EV Powertrain prototype that mimics an actual real world electric vehicle.

Admissions are now open for the LITE Electric Vehicles Courses as part of the EV02Y23* cohort by Pupilfirst in association with Micelio Mobility. Up to Top 100 students who qualify for the program get a 100% scholarship for taking the EV Courses, unleash your potential and be at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution!

*EV02Y23 - The first two letters indicate the curriculum (WD, EV etc.), followed by the cohort number (10, 11,...) and the year of admission (23, 24,…).

Application closed!

Introduction to Electric Vehicles (EV101)

Supported by Micelio MobilityElectric mobility ecosystem leader in India.

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Micelio Mobility has been at the forefront of strengthening the future of clean mobility by building a robust ecosystem in India to enable the mass adoption of clean mobility solutions and remove specific entry-level barriers that startups may face while navigating this landscape.

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As a first-of-its-kind catalyst in the clean mobility value curve, with an aim to create and build an ecosystem that can nurture innovation and maximize impact, Micelio is on its way to powering a comprehensive platform to aid in India's transition to a cleaner future for mobility. Micelio's initiatives include capital funding through Micelio Fund, testing facilities through Micelio Discovery Studio, ecosystem development through Micelio Community, and knowledge sharing and policy advocacy as part of Micelio Knowledge.

Micelio Discovery Studio is a high-performance team with the goal of enabling and augmenting the growth and transformation of the clean mobility ecosystem.

Micelio Discovery Studio has invested in critical EV-specific machinery and industrial space to test components & sub-systems, that companies can utilize at a very nominal price. High-value equipment with precision provides you with better test results and support.

Learn More at: https://www.micelio.com

Testimonials from Industry Experts

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As a hiring manager at Micelio, I highly value PupilFirst's EV 101 and EV 201 courses. They offer a strong foundation in electric vehicle technology and advanced expertise in battery management systems and power electronics. The practical application and collaborative learning environment make candidates well-prepared for the challenges of the electric vehicle industry.

Sathiyaseelan Sekar,

Manager - Testing & Validation, Micelio Mobility

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As a seasoned professional in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, I am thrilled to provide my testimonial for the Electric Vehicle Courses. One of the key advantages of this program is its emphasis on practical skills. Through various assignments, projects, and simulations, participants gain invaluable experience. These exercises foster the development of essential skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking. Employers in the industry highly value these skills, making graduates of the program attractive candidates for job opportunities.

With regular updates to the curriculum, participants stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry standards, and regulations. This knowledge ensures that graduates are equipped with the most relevant and current information, making them highly adaptable and valuable assets to prospective employers.

The Electric Vehicle Online Program is an outstanding opportunity for fresh graduates to excel in the EV industry. Its comprehensive curriculum, practical skill emphasis, sustainability focus, and alignment with industry job requirements make it an exceptional choice. I highly recommend this program for those looking to confidently enter the electric vehicle field and be well-prepared for future challenges and opportunities.

S Soundararajan,

Head - Mechanical Engineering, Micelio Mobility

Everything you
need to know.

Expert Guidance.

Our team of vastly experienced EV professionals will guide you through this journey, offering valuable insights, practical tips, and feedback to ensure you grasp the concepts effectively. You'll learn from the best in the industry, gaining knowledge that will set you apart. You will also be able to take help from our course Teaching Assistants (TAs) who are students who completed our courses and working towards giving their knowledge back to the EV industry.

NEP 2020 Classrooms.

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in India emphasizes the importance of learner-centered classrooms as a transformative approach to education. In learner-centered classrooms, students are the most active participants in their own learning process. Our teaching methodology is aligned with the vision of NEP 2020, bringing the 21st century educational reforms to your classrooms.

AICTE Approved Curriculum.

Our meticulously crafted curriculum covers the learning competencies to gain skills on all the essential aspects of EV powertrains, from the fundamentals to advanced topics, which has been prepared by practicing industry professionals. You'll explore the principles behind electric vehicle propulsion, battery management systems, motor control, and much more. By the end of both the EV courses, you'll have a solid foundation in electric vehicle technology.

Inspiring Discord Community.

Join a vibrant community of like-minded enthusiasts who share your passion for electric vehicles, privately hosted by Pupilfirst on DiscordTM. You will be able to take help from coaches, Teaching Assistants and fellow students when you are stuck. You will also be able to network, exchange ideas with fellow students, instructors, and professionals and also be part of engaging discussions regarding the EV Space, expanding your horizons and building new connections.

Engaging Hands-On Experience.

You'll be working hands-on with our exclusive do-it-yourself (DIY) hardware kit as part of the intermediate-level EV201 course, which includes all the necessary components to build and experiment with your own EV Powertrain prototype. Get ready to see your designs come to life!

EV Hiring Network.

We are also working on creating the EV Hiring Network, a dynamic platform connecting talented individuals with exciting internship and entry-level full-time opportunities in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Our network aims to bring together a diverse range of forward-thinking companies, from cutting-edge startups to established industry leaders, all united by their commitment to shaping the future of transportation. Stand a chance to receiving opportunities in the EV Industry and thereby starting your career in this space.

Electric Vehicles Open Program

Important Dates

Jul 27, 2023

- Application Open for LITE Open Elective.

Aug 09, 2023

- Applications window ends.

Aug 17, 2023

- Announcement of selected students.

Aug 22, 2023

- Course commencement for EV 101.

Oct 31, 2023

- Course conclusion.

To be announced.

- Admission to EV 201.

Application closed!

Dynamic Curriculum by Industry Experts.

Learn the technology that fuels the vehicles of tomorrow by learning a curriculum designed by practicing EV Industry professionals. This curriculum has also been approved by AICTE as the national model curriculum for Open Electives in Electric Vehicles.

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Mr. Swapnil Mankame

CEO, Founder at
Mankame Automotive

Swapnil is a Robotics engineer, with 6 years of experience in building multiple Autonomous robots of various architectures. He also has a passion for Motorsports which led him to work in multiple race teams, building high-performance ICE and electric four wheelers.

He is currently working in Mankame Automotive as a design engineer building high-performance electric vehicle components, and also uses his experience to work as a consultant for other electric vehicle companies, helping them find technical solutions.

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Kishor Kumar K

Leader - Electrical Design and Integration, Garrett Advancing Motion (formerly Honeywell Turbo technologies), Bangalore

Kishor Kumar K is an accomplished Team Lead at Garrett Advancing Motion, driving advancements in motor and controller development for electric vehicles. With 11 years of experience in the EV industry, he has excelled in both the low voltage 2 & 3 wheeler segment and 4 wheeler segment. Previously, he made significant contributions at SEG Automotive, Simple Energy, and ATI Motors.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Kishor is passionate about giving back to society and co-founded the "Athira Edutech Foundation," an NGO focused on providing STEM-based education to rural students. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing badminton, table tennis, and cricket, as well as engaging in trekking, hiking, and other adventurous activities.

Beginner to advanced courses.

This course is designed as a course for beginners. It'll be followed up with an intermediate course and an advanced course that will pave the pathway a student can take to become a part of the Electric vehicle industry.

EV 101

Mathematical Modeling of an Electric Vehicle

EV 201

Design and Build your own EV Powertrain

EV 301 (Under Development)

Advanced course on Electric Vehicles

*EV 101 course is the prerequisite for the EV 201 - Design and Build Your Own EV Powertrain Course. You will be starting with the EV 101 course.

While EV 101, the introductory course will serve as the foundation, check the infographic below to understand what skills will be gained in the Intermediate course “Design and Build your own EV Powertrain (EV 201)

Electric Car

EV 101

EV 201


Electric vehicle history & foundations.


Understand the basic components of an EV.


Modeling your own EV conversion from scratch.


Mathematically modeling an EV using Scilab.


Building a 3 pole DC motor and motor controller.


Understand the working of a BMS.


Understand various communication protocols.


Learn about thermal management in EVs.


Learn to design and build a working model of an EV Powertrain.

Watch the video below to see what you will be learning in the intermediate level course EV 201 - Design and Build Your Own EV Powertrain.

Important points:

  • The EV 101 course has no hardware dependency apart from a PC to access the course content and perform mathematical simulations as part of the course.
  • EV 201 course requires a custom-designed Do-it-yourself (DIY) KIT to complete the course.
  • EV 101 is a prerequisite for the EV 201 course, and hence students who complete EV 101 will only be onboarded to the next level of the course. And the DIY kit will be provided to the students who are in EV 201.

Career Pathway.

Approved by “All India Council for Technical Education” as National Model Curriculum for Indian Universities.

Career Pathway Diagram
  • Learn Electric Vehicles 101

    Duration: 20 hours/2 Academic Credits.

    Learn to mathematically model your own two-wheeler EV Conversion.

  • Admission to Electric Vehicles 201

    Duration: 80 hours/5 Academic Credits

    Learn to design and build your own working EV Powertrain model.

  • Gain Internships/placements through EV Hiring Network

    An increasing list of companies are participating to onboard EV engineer interns as you finish your courses.

    Learn to design and build your own working EV Powertrain model.


    Become a Teaching Assistant

    Learners who complete EV 201 shall be onboarded as teaching assistants to pass on their knowledge to other students and receive a stipend & certificate. Credits can also be gained as part of the EV TA 101 course.

  • Admission to EV 301 course

    EV 301 will be an advanced course on electric vehicle technology and it is currently under development.

  • Join a growing Alumni Network

    Graduating EV students can join the Pupilfirst Alumni Network.

  • Full-time opportunities

    Stand a chance to gain full-time opportunities in the EV Industry.

  • Contribute as an Industry Teaching Fellow

    Students who take our courses, get placed in the industry will be extended an opportunity to contribute to the EV Courses by becoming an Industry Teaching Fellow.

Custom Designed DIY Hardware KIT.

Stand a chance to get your hands on an exclusive Arduino-based battery management system simulator. It is a powerful KIT that lets you design your own Python algorithm for charging, discharging and balancing individual cells. You can use this in any battery-powered application and make it run on your special BMS algorithm. Students who complete the EV 101 course and get onboarded to EV 201, will be receiving the DIY KIT free of charge.

The KIT helps students to learn hands-on regarding various aspects of an EV such as 3 pole motor design, motor controller design, Battery management systems and communication in EVs.

Battery Management System (BMS) module designed by Pupilfirst.

Battery Management System - Top View
Battery Management System - Top View.
Battery Management System - Bottom View
Battery Management System - Bottom View.
EV Powertrain Prototype
EV Powertrain Prototype

Get Personalised Guidance.

As a beginner, we expect you to make many mistakes. Get personalised guidance from LITE faculty members & student teaching assistants to find answers and confidently move ahead.

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Dr. Ankit Kumar Sharma

Associate Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Govind Rai Goyal

Assistant Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Gouthami Eragamreddy

Assistant Professor

G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science For Women, Hyderabad

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Dr. Swapnil Waman Khubalkar

Assistant Professor

G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur

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Vrij Mohan Vidyarthi

Assistant Professor

Tula's Institute, Dehradun

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Abhishek Chakravorty

Assistant Professor

Tula's Institute, Dehradun

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Ankit Damodar

Assistant Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Souvik Saha

Assistant Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Vishal Kumar Pandey

Associate Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Ramchandra Adware

Assistant Professor

G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur

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Sayak Pramanik

Assistant Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Dr. Prashant Ranjan

Associate Professor

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

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Umesh Gurnani

Head of Department

University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur

Teaching assistants
for the course.

Our students who have completed the EV courses as top performers from our previous implementations will be contributing to upcoming batches by sharing their knowledge and experience. Student TAs, along with industry coaches, can answer any doubts, no matter how silly or complex.

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Chetan Shivprakash Agroya

B.E - Sem VIII, Mechanical Engineering

PCET's Nutan Maharashtra Institute of Engineering and Technology, Talegaon, Maharashtra

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Gurudayal Singh Dalawat

B.E - Sem VIII, Mechanical Engineering

St. Francis Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Qualify as a Teaching Assistant.

If you are among the top performers in this course, you'll stand a chance to engage future batches as a Teaching Assistant (TA). As a TA, you'll be working closely with the industry experts and the Pupilfirst to meaningfully deliver learning for students in future batches.

You will not only be able to help others but also elevate your knowledge significantly by adopting industry practices. This will be a paid position.

Student Testimonials

Let's hear from our students who have already completed the EV Courses.

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As part of the EV courses, I have built a fully custom Electric Vehicle Power Train from scratch. It was throughout a new and valuable learning experience starting from level-1 and then getting done with the capstone project in level-11. I have acquired a lot of knowledge about the fundamentals of electric vehicles which will be beneficial for me to progress further in this field. I also want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the Pupilfirst team. You have shown me that learning can be an enjoyable and transformative experience. Working alongside such talented individuals has been a privilege and I have learned so much from each one of you. Thank you for providing the platform and the resources to enhance my skills and knowledge. Looking forward to learning more things in the future as well.

Khushi Padiyar

EV TA Training Batch 2

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I enrolled in the Electric Vehicle (EV) course offered by Pupilfirst, and it was an incredible learning experience. The course included hands-on exercises that allowed me to apply my knowledge practically. The curriculum covered a wide range of topics, including electric vehicle technology, battery systems, charging infrastructure, and the future of EVs. The instructors were highly knowledgeable and passionate, providing valuable insights and guidance. Engaging with fellow students and collaborating on projects enhanced my learning. After completing the course, I felt confident and well-prepared to enter the electric vehicle industry. I'm grateful to Pupilfirst & Micelio for providing such a comprehensive learning experience that helped me secure a job in the EV sector shortly after graduation.

Nalabothula Shiva Kumar

EV TA Training Batch 1

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I wasn't initially interested in EVs, but after taking this self-paced course, my passion for them skyrocketed. The course covered everything about EVs and their subsystems like motors and motor controller, batteries and BMS, charging infrastructure, retrofitting and so on. Throughout the course, we engaged in software as well as hardware-based activities such as simulating mathematical models of EVs, analyzing motors, and even constructing an EV powertrain prototype from scratch. After completing the course, I was excited to have an opportunity to work as a teaching assistant while still studying. The course gave me the knowledge and confidence to tackle EV engineering projects, and the supportive teaching staff made the whole learning experience enjoyable and rewarding.

Chetan Shivprakash Agroya

EV TA Training Batch 1

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When I got selected for the course in April 2021, I had no idea what I would be doing, but as time went on, I was able to obtain an understanding of things and how to go about it. This was possible due to continuous help and support from our Coach, Pupilfirst team and my peers. From the fundamentals of EV technology to more complex ideas in drivetrains and charging infrastructure, the course addresses a wide range of topics. The courses' emphasis on practical application is the one aspect I enjoy. I had the chance to interact with EV parts, such as batteries, motors, and the motor controller, through exercises and simulations that were both practical and realistic. This practical experience improved my theoretical understanding while also allowing me to do something I enjoy a lot. Becoming a TA after completing the courses opened up a new perspective on how simple the concepts were and enhances the learning. The team's support at Pupilfirst is amazing, enabling us to collaborate with freedom and remains supportive in nature.

Gurudayal Singh Dalawat

EV TA Training Batch 1

Career Prospects for EV Engineers.

India has chalked a plan to aid its electric mobility mission by creating a specialized workforce. The blueprint aims at generating 10 million jobs in the future.

The government has initiated the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan in the year 2013 with an objective to put 6-7 million electric vehicles on Indian roads by 2020 and committing to achieving 30% e-mobility in the country by 2030.

The government's Automotive Mission Plan 2026 evaluates to create an additional 65 million jobs in the auto sector.


July 27, 2023

- Application Open for LITE Open Elective.

August 09, 2023

- Applications window ends.

August 17, 2023

- Announcement of selected students.

August 22, 2023

- Course commencement for EV 101.

October 31, 2023

- Course conclusion.

To be announced.

- Admission to EV 201.

How to Apply?

Your admission to the courses as part of open electives will be based on your application and response to the same. Complete your application carefully and stand a chance to get selected to learn LITE EV Courses on a scholarship basis.

Participating Institutions

To start with, students from the following LITE Institutions are eligible to apply.

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  • Students can apply for the LITE EV Courses from July 27 - August 09, 2023. Applications will be closely scrutinized for selecting eligible students for taking the courses on a scholarship basis.
  • Students who are not keeping up with the course work within the set timelines shall be dropped out of the course and will lose their scholarship.

Code of Conduct

Students shall adhere to the Code of Conduct and provide only truthful information. Any discrepancies shall lead to withdrawal of scholarship and being dropped from the course.


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, as you will find the answers to the questions most commonly asked by students. If you still need help, please get in touch with your faculty, who shall reach out to us.

Email us atev@pupilfirst.org

Application closed!