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CEE Syllabus

CEE Syllabus

Courses for BTech Civil and Environmental Engineering


Elements of Basic Surveying

Introduction to Surveying, Levels, Theodolites, total station.Measurement of distances, directions and elevations. Traversing.Trigonometric levelling. Mapping and contouring. Measurement ofareas, volumes. Quantity computations. Errors of measurementsand their adjustments. Curve setting: simple, compound and reversecurves. Introduction to GPS, Differential GPS, Remote sensingtechniques and application in land use change and mapping, arialsurveying, photogrammetry.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • S. K Duggal, Surveying Volume I, Tata McGraw Hill, Latest.
  • A M Chandra, Plane Surveying, New Age International Publication.
  • B. C. Punmia, Standard Book-House Latest


Engineering Geology           

Engineering Geology: Introduction; Dynamic Earth; Origin, Age,Interior, Materials of Earth; Silicate Structures and Symmetry Elements;Physical properties, Formation of Rocks ;Igneous, Sedimentary andMetamorphic processes and structures, Characterisation; WeatheringProcesses; Geological Work of Rivers, Glaciers, Wind and Sea/Oceans,Deposits and Landforms; Formation of Soils; Geological Time Scale;Structural Features, Attitude of beds, Folds, Joints, Faults, Platetectonics; Stress Distribution; Geophysical methods,Earthquakes. Engineering Properties of Rocks; Rock as Construction Material;Geological Site Criteria for Tunnels and Underground Structures,Foundations, Dams, Rock Slopes and Landslides.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • KVGK Gokhale, Principles of Engineering Geology, BS Publications.
  • F.G.Bell, Fundamentals of Engineering Geology, BS Publications, 2005.
  • Parbin Singh, Engineering Geology, S K Kataria& Sons, Sixth Edition.
  • Homes Arthur and Homles Doris, Principles of Physical Geology, ElBS Publications, 1987.
  • F.G. H. Blyth & M.H. de Freitas, A geology for Engineers, Elsevier, Seventh Edition.


Water & Waste water Engineering

Water and wastes: General considerations, Role of water in life, Water crisis & causes, Concept of waste, Solid wastes & industrial effluents, Hazardous and toxic wastes, Natural cycles for zero waste systems, Eco sanitation, Water resources and management, Rainwater, runoff and ground water, Rainwater harvesting, Water storage and lifting devices, Processes for degrading waste, Role of microbes, earthworms, Anaerobic Digestion, Aerobic processes, hermo-chemical pathways, Water and waste in the domestic sector, Drinking water and non-potable uses, Domestic wastewater quality and recycling options, Domestic solid waste management, Micro enterprises for waste &water treatment, Agricultural systems, Irrigation requirements and water audit, water conservation measures, Composting and its application, Water management in industries, Water requirement industries, Environmental regulations, wastewater treatment and recycling in rural industries.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Punmia B.C.; Waste Water Engineering; Laxmi Publication, 2002
  • S.K. Garg; Environmental Engineering; Vol II Standard Publication, 2002
  • Metcalf, Eddy; Wastewater Engineering; McGraw Hill Publication, 2004
  • Macghee M.J.; Water Supply & Sewage; McGraw Hill Publication, 1990


Strength of Materials

Introduction; Historical developments; Theory of stress; Kinematics; Isotropic/ anisotropic linear elastic solids; Axioms of constitutive equations; Finite isotropic elasticity; Hypo/ hyperelasticity; Hardening plasticity; Viscoelasticity; Boundary Value Problems (BVPs); Plane elasticity;   Polar coordinates Torsion and bending of prismatic bars with general section; Elastic wave propagation; Current trends.


Text/ Reference book

  • Love, A.E.H., The Mathematical Theory  of  Elasticity, Dover  Publications, London, 1897, 1934.
  • Sokolinikoff, I. S., Mathematical Theory  of  Elasticity, McGraw Hill Book Co., 1956.
  • Fung,Y.C.,  Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Prentice Hall of India, 1968.
  • Timoshenko  S. P. and Goodier, J. N.,  Theory  of  Elasticity, McGraw Hill, 1970.
  • Saada, Adel S.,  Elasticity: Theory  and Applications, Pergamon Press, 1974.
  • Malvern, L. E.,   Introduction to the Mechanics of a Continuous Medium, Prentice Hall, Inc. 1969.
  • Wang, C.C. and Truesdell, C.,   Rational  Elasticity, Springer Verlag, 1977.
  • Jog, C. S.,  Foundations and Applications of Solid Mechanics, Norosa Publishers, 2002.
  • Sadd, Martin H.,  Elasticity: Theory, Applications and Numerics, Elsevier Inc., Oxford, 2005.


Structural Analysis

General Concept of Static Equilibrium of Sructures, Concept of Free Body Diagram,  Analysis of Statically Determinate Trusses,  Energy Methods for Determination of Joint Displacements - Castiliagno Theorem, Unit Load Method etc., Introduction to Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Trusses using Energy Methods,  Analysis Statically Determinate Beams - Moment Area Theorem, Conjugate Beam Method, Maxwell Betti Theorem, Method of Superposition, Application of Energy Methods to Statically Determinate Beams and Rigid Frames, Solving Simple Indeterminate Beams Structures using Energy Methods, Analysis of Rolling Loads and Influence Line Diagram,  Analysis of Arches and cable structures.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Timoshenko S. P.; & Young D.H. “Theory of Structures”, International edition, McGraw Hill, 1965.
  • R.C. Hibbeler, Structural Analysis, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, 6th Edition
  • Ghali, A. & Neville A. M. “Structural Analysis A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach (4th Edition)”, E & FN SPON; Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1997.
  • Wang, C. K. “Indeterminate Structures”, McGraw Hill International editions, 1983.
  • Schodek, D.L. “Structures (4th Edition)”, Prentice Hall of India, 2000.
  • Meghre, A.S.; & Deshmukh, S.K. “Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis (1st Edition)”, Anand, India, Charotar Publication, 2003.
  • Weaver, J. M. & Gere, W. “Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures (3rd edition)”, Van Nostrand Reinhold;, New York, 1990.


Geotechnical Engineering

Foundations: types, selection and design considerations; Bearing capacity of shallow foundations: Terzaghi theory, factors affecting;Bearing capacity of deep foundations: single pile analysis, pile tests, pile driving formula, group capacity, introduction to laterally loaded piles; Settlement of shallow and deep foundations: stress distribution, immediate and consolidation settlements; Slope stability analysis: infinite slopes, method of slices, Swedish circle method; Earth dams: types and design aspects; Earth pressure analysis: Rankine and Coulomb methods; Earth retaining structures: types, design aspects, underground structures; Earthquake geotechnics: evaluation of liquefaction potential, seismic slope stability, seismic bearing capacity; Machine foundations: types, analysis, design procedure; Ground improvement techniques: types, deep stabilization, anchorage, grouting; Geosynthetics: types, functions, properties; reinforced soil walls; Geo-environment: Landfills - types, liner, cover, stability; Ash ponds - stage raising, design aspects.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • C.P LO Albert KW Yeung Concepts and techniqes of Geographic Infromation Systems Pritince Hall of India, 2002.
  • C.S. Agrawal & P K Garg, Remote Sensing Wheeler First.
  • Paul A. Longley, M. Goodchild, David Maguire, David Rhind, Geographic Information Systems and Science, Wiley.
  • Geographic Informaiton System and Enviornment Modeling, Keith C. Clerk, Bradely O Parks, Michel P Crane, Pritince Hall of India, 2002.
  • John R Jensen, Remote Sensing of the Environment Earth Resource Perspective, Pearson Education, 2006.


Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Planning Purposes and Objectives, Multi-component,multi-user, multi-objective and multi-purpose attributes of anIntegrated Water Resources System, Economic basis for selection ofa Plan Alternative.Introduction to Linear Programming and applications in WaterResources Engineering.Irrigation Planning and Operation Models, Linear, DeterministicIntegrated Water Resources Management Model on River Basin Scale,River Basin Scale Integrated Stochastic Water Resources Planning andManagement Models.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • S.K. Garg Irrigation Engg. and Hydraulic Structures, Khanna Publishers.
  • K. Subramanya Engineering Hydrology, TMH.
  • K.R. Arrora Irrigation Water Power and Water Resource Engg.
  • Ralph A. Wurbs& Wesley P. James, Water resource engineering, Pearson Publication.
  • Larry W. Mays,Water Resources Engg. John Wiley India
  • Wurbs and James,Water resources Engg. John wiley India
  • R. K. Linsley, Water Resources Engg. McGraw Hill
  • G L Asawa, Irrigation and water Resources Engg. New age International Publishers
  • A.M. Michel.Irrigation Theory and practices
  • Houghalen, Fundamental of Hydraulic Engineering System Pearson Publication.


Construction Project Management

Additional network analysis- Ladder Network, LoB,etc., Time constrainedResource allocation and resource constrained problems, Time Costtrade off, project updating and control using EVM, Constructioncontracts and its types, tendering procedure, estimation and fixing ofmarkup, bidding models, claims compensation and disputes, disputeresolution models, FIDIC contracts, Linear programming, Problems inconstruction, Formulation, Graphical solution, Simplex method, Dualproblem, sensitivity analysis and their application to Civil engineering,Transportation Assignment problems and their applications.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Jha, K.N., Construction Project Management, Second Edition, Pearson Publishers, 2011.
  • Harris, F. and McCaffer, R. (2006). Modern Construction Management. BSP Professional Books (Sixth Ed.)
  • Mubarak, S., Construction Project Scheduling and Control, John Wiley & Sons, (Second Ed.)
  • G. L. Richardson, Project Management Theory and Practice, Special Indian Edition, CRC Press, 2011
  • J. Murdoch & W. Hughes, Construction contracts, Taylor & Francis, 2008
  • Allan Ashworth, Contractual Procedures in the construction industry, Pearson, 2012, Sixth edition              


Construction Practices

Introduction and role of technologies, Construction technologies in RC Buildings for Reinforcement, Formwork, and concreting activities, Excavation and Concreting equipment, Formwork material and Design Concepts, Formwork system for Foundations, walls, columns, slab and beams and their design,  Flying Formwork such as Table form, tunnel form. Slipform, temporary structures failure, Determining construction loads and ensuring safety of slabs during construction of high rise buildings- shoring, reshoring, preshroing and backshoring technology, Top down construction technology for high rise and underground construction, Bridge construction including segmental construction, incremental construction and push launching techniques, Prefab construction.


Text/ Reference book:

  • Jha, K.N., Formwork for Concrete Structures, First Edition, McGraw Hill. 2012.
  • Peurifoy, R.L. and Oberlender,G.D. , Formwork for concrete structures, McGraw Hill. 2011.
  • Robinson, J.R., Piers, abutments, and formwork for bridges.-Library Accn No. 29797
  • Austin, C.K., Formwork to concrete-Library Accn No. 87018
  • Moore, C.E., Concrete Form Construction-Library Accn No. 79825


Structural Design of RCC and Steel Structure

Design Philosophy: Working stress and limit state design concepts; Design of and detailing of RC beam sections in flexure, shear, torsion and bond; Design for serviceability; Design of RC beams, One way and two way RC slabs, RC short and long columns, RC footings.

Structural steel and properties, Design pholisophy-Working stress and limit state; Connection types- Riveted, bolted and welded; Design of tension, compression and flexural members; Design of members subjected to combined loadings-Axial and bending, Torsion, Biaxial bending; Column bases, Gantry and plate girders; Roof trusses; Plastic design; Introduction to stability conecpts, Design of shed-type structures.


Text/ Reference Books:

Cocrete structure

  • S.N. Sinha, Reinforced Concrete Design, Tata McGraw Hill
  • P. Dayaratnam, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Oxford and IBH Publishing
  • Wight and MacGregor, Reinforced Concrete: Mechanism and Design, Pearson

Steel Structure

  • Subramanian, N. (2008). Design of Steel Structures, Oxford University Press. 
  • Segui, W.T. (2007). Design of Steel Structures, Cengage Learning.
  • Salmon, C.G. and Johnson, J.E. (1996). Steel Structures: Design and Behaviour, Prentice Hall.
  • McCormac, J.C. (1995). Structural Steel Design: LRFD Method, Harper Collins Publishers.
  • General Constructions in Steel-Code of Practice, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
  • Handbook for structural steel sections. Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
  • Handbook for structural engineers-Application of plastic theory in design of steel structures, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.
  • AISC Manual of Steel Construction, LRFD, Third Edition, American Institute for Steel Construction, 2001.


Elective Courses for BTech:


Structural Dynamics

Theory of structural dynamics and vibration analysis. Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom (SDOF) systems, load regimes and response to harmonic, periodic, impulsive, and general dynamic loading. Response of SDOF to earthquake and response spectrum concept. Damping in structures and its evaluation. Free and forced vibration of lumped multi degree of freedom (MDOF) structures. Methods for obtaining natural frequencies and mode shapes. Normal mode theory; mode combination rules; dynamic response evaluation.

Force excited and base excited dynamical systems. Time domain analysis using numerical integration scheme. Free and forced vibration of continuous systems. Frequency domain analysis of dynamical systems. Introduction to advanced topics in structural dynamics.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Anil Kumar Chopra (2009), "Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering", Prentice Hall / Pearson Education, India.
  • Ray W. Clough and Joseph Penzien (2003) "Dynamics of Structures", 3rd Edition, Computers & Structures Inc., California, USA.
  • Jagmohan L. Humar (2012) "Dynamics of Structures", 3rd Edition, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-0415620864, Florida, USA.
  • Mario Paz (1979) "Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation", 2nd Edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, USA.
  • Mario Paz and William Leigh (2006) "Structural Dynamics: Theory and Computation", 5th Edition, Springer, Berlin, Germany.
  • Leonard Meirovitch (2001) "Fundamentals of Vibrations", McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0070413452, 9780070413450.
  • Roy R. Craig and Andrew J. Kurdila (2006) "Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics" 2nd Edition), John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-0471430445, New Jersey, USA.
  • Konstantin Meskouris (2000) "Structural Dynamics: Models, Methods, Examples", Ernst &Sohn, ISBN: 978-3433013274, Berlin, Germany.
  • Franklin Y. Cheng (2000) "Matrix Analysis of Structural Dynamics: Applications and Earthquake Engineering", CRC Press, ISBN: 978-0824703875, Florida, USA.


Air Pollution & Control

Air-pollution; Air Pollution Effect on Plants; Air Pollution effect onHuman health; Air quality monitoring; Air Pollution Meteorology;Gaussian Plume model; Urban Air Pollution; Air Pollution fromIndustries; Air Pollution control; Air pollution indices; standards;norms; rules and regulations; Indoor Air Pollution.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Rao M.N.& Rao H.V.N.; Air Pollution; McGraw Hill Publication, 1992
  • Rao C.S.; Environmental Pollution Control Engineering; 1990


Urban Transportation Planning

Fundamentals of transportation planning. Components of transportationsystem and their interaction. Historical development and current statusof techniques used in travel demand forecasting; Economic Theoryof travel demand forecasting; trip generation, trip distribution, modechoice, traffic assignment models. Integration of landuse transportmodels. Comparison and evaluation of various models. Simultaneoustravel demand models: Parameter Estimation and Validation. TravelData collection and use of surveys. The role of transportation planning in the overall regional system. Methodology and models for regionaltransportation system, planning, implementation framework and casestudies. Applications to passenger and freight movement in urbanarea. Implications for policy formulations and analysis.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Michael Meyer & Eric J. Miller, Urban Transportation Planning


Environmental Impact Assessment

Planning and Management of Environmental Impact Studies. Impactindentation methodologies: base line studies, screening, scoping,checklist, networks, overlays. Prediction and assessment of impactson the socio-economic environment. Environmental cost benefitanalysis. Decision methods for evaluation of alternatives. CaseStudies. Environmental impact assessment at project level, regionallevel, sectoral level, and policy level. Sustainable development;Environmental policy in planned, mixed and market economies.Preventive environmental management.


Text/ Reference Books:


Earthquake Engineering

Seismology Seismic Risk and Hazard; Soil Dynamics and Seismic Inputsto Structures; Response Spectrum Analysis (RSA); Special Analysis;Nonlinear and Push-Over Analysis; Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction(SSI); Earthquake Resistant Design Philosophy; Performance BasedEarthquake Engineering; Code Provisions for Seismic Design ofStructures; Retrofitting and Strengthening of Structures; Conceptof Base Isolation Design and Structural Vibration Control; AdvancedTopics in Earthquake Engineering.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Kramar S.L, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Prentice Hall International series, Pearson Education (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd


Highway & Airport Engineering

Significance of highway planning – Modal limitations towards sustainability - History of road development in India – Classification of highways – Locations and functions – Factors influencing highway alignment – Soil suitability analysis - Road ecology - Engineering surveys for alignment, objectives, conventional and modern methods. Typical cross sections of Urban and Rural roads –– Cross sectional elements - Sight distances – Horizontal curves, Super elevation, transition curves, widening at curves – Vertical curves - Gradients, Special consideration for hill roads - Hairpin bends – Lateral and vertical clearance at underpasses.Design principles – pavement components and their role - Design practice for flexible and rigid Pavements (IRC methods only) - Embankments.Highway construction materials, properties, testing methods – CBR Test for subgrade - tests on aggregate & bitumen – Construction practice including modern materials and methods, Bituminous and Concrete road construction, Polymer modified bitumen, Recycling, Differentmaterials – Glass, Fiber, Plastic, Geo-Textiles, Geo-Membrane (problem not included) - Quality control measures - Highway drainage –– Construction machineries.Pavement distress in flexible and rigid pavements – Pavement Management Systems - Pavement evaluation, roughness, present serviceability index, skid resistance, structural evaluation, evaluation by deflection measurements – Strengthening of pavements –Types of maintenance – Highway Project formulation.Overview of air transport; Forecasting demand-passenger, freight; Aircraft characteristics; Airport planning-requirements site selection, layout plan; Geometric design of runway, taxiway and aprons; Airport capacity-airside, landside; Passenger terminal-functions, passenger and baggage flow; Airport pavement design and drainage; Parking and apron design; Air cargo facilities; Air traffic control lighting and signing; Airport safety; Environmental impact of airports; Airport financing and economic analysis.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • S.K.Khanna, C.E.G Jesto, Highway Engineering Nemi Chand BrithersRoorkee.
  • K.R.Kadiyali, Traffic Engineering and transportation Planning, Khanna Publisher, Seventh edition.
  • Bindra, Principle and practices of Bridge Engineering, DhanpatRai.
  • Paul H. Wright and Karen Dixon, Highway Engineering, John Willey & Sons.
  • C.S Papacostas& P.D. Prevedouros, Transportation Engineering &Planning (3rd Edition), John Willey & Sons 3rd edition.
  • Garber N.J. & Lester A. Hoel, Traffic and Highway Engineering, West Publishing Co. New York.
  • O’ Flaherty &Coleman.A., Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering Edward Arnold U.K.
  • Fred. L. Mannering, Walter P. Kilareski, Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis John Willey & Sons.
  • Goyal& Praveen Kumar, Airport Planning & Design, Galgotia Publication.
  • Richard de Neufville&AmedeoOdoni, Airport System Planning, Design and Management, McGrawHill Book Company


Courses for MTech in Civil &  Environmental Engineering:

Water Distribution & Sewage Network Design

Planning for water supply sources and demand assessment. Waterdemand forecasting. Types of water distribution systems. Intermittentand continuous water supply systems. Design and analysis of Watermains. Design and analysis of water distribution system. Analysis ofwater deficient systems. Optimal design of water distribution systems.On-line monitoring of water quality parameters. Retrofitting of theexisting water supply systems.Planning for wastewater conveyance system in urban areas. Combinedand separate systems for storm and sewage. Design and analysisof wastewater conveyance system. Optimal design of wastewater conveyance systems. Operation and maintenance issues. Retrofittingof the sewerage system.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Bhave , P.R. and Gupta R., Analysis of water distribution Networks, Nawas Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • Bhave P.R., Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks Nawas Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • Jeppson R.W., Analysis of flow in pipe networks, Ann Arbon Science AunArbox Michigan USA.
  • Walksi T-M, Analysis of water distribution System Van NostandReinheld G, New York USA, 1984.
  • CPHEEO, Mannual on Water Supply and Treatment, Ministry of Urban Development G01.


Industrial Waste Management & Audit

Industrial waste types and characteristics; levels of environmental pollution due to industrial wastes; health issues due to industrialwastes; ecological and human health risk assessment due toindustrial wastes; waste characterization methods; treatmentmethods-conventional and recent trends (for air, water, soil media);Prevention versus control of industrial pollution; hierarchy of prioritiesfor industrial waste management; comparison of real-life industrialwaste management practices (ex: superfund remedial sites, etc.);economics of industrial waste management and sustainability issues;environmental rules and regulations; clean up goals;disposal/reuse oftreated wastes; Source reduction and control of industrial water andair pollution; Minimization of industrial solid and hazardous waste;Waste management case studies from various industries.       


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Nemerow N.L, Theories and Practices of Industrial Waste Treatment, Addison Wesley Publishing CO.NY. 2nd edition.
  • W.W.Ecenfelder, Industrial Water Pollution Control Mc-Graw Hill Book Co.
  • Freeman H. M., Industrial Pollution Prevention Handbook McGraw Hill
  • Central Pollution Control Board, India, Comprehensive Industry Document Series.
  • E.B. Besselivievre, The Treatment of Industrial Waste Mc-Graw Hill



Environmental Risk assessment

Basic concepts of environmental risk and definitions; Human health risk and ecological risk assessment framework; Hazard identification procedures and hazard prioritization; Environmental risk zonation; Consequence analysis and modelling (discharge models, dispersion models, fire and explosion models, effect models etc). Estimation of incident frequencies from historical data, frequency modelling techniques e.g., Fault tree analysis (FTA) and Event tree analysis (ETA), Reliability block diagram. Human factors in risk analysis; Risk management & communication. Rules, regulations and conventions.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Ted Simon, Environmental Risk Assessment: A Toxicological Approach CRC Press.
  • Lerche and E. Paleologos, Environmental Risk Analysis, McGraw-Hill.
  • Ian Lerche and Walter Glaesser Environmental Risk Assessment: Quantitative Measures, Anthropogenic, Springer.
  • Peter P. Calow, Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management, Wiley-Blackwell.


Environmental Statistics and Experimental Design

Introduction on environmental data, environmental statistics estimation (concentration, frequency of detection, minimum detection limit, sample size), frequency and probability distributions, inferences concerning mean and variance, confidence Interval estimation, hypotheses test, ANOVA, regression, goodness of fit, factoral experimentation, exceedance factor, intervention model, Case studies.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Wayne Ott, Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis, Lewis Publisher
  • Vic Barnett, Environmental Statistics: Methods and Applications, John Wiley and Sons Inc
  • G.P. Patil, Environmental Statistics, Volume 12 1st Edition, Elsevier Science


Emerging Technologies for Environmental Management

Contemporary micro and macro environmental issues of importance, global environmental and resource sharing issues, international treaties and protocols. Emerging contaminants and emerging technologies for waste management, Case studies of environmental pollution and innovative management strategies. Environmental technology transfer, Non-conventional Energy, Emission trading, Adaptation to climate change.


Text/ Reference Books:


Thermal Techniques for Waste Management

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Combustion as applied to Waste Incineration. Introduction to fuels, reactor design, fluidization engineering and furnace technology. Combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. Wastes as fuels. Low, medium and high temperature thermal treatment techniques, Energy recovery, pollution control techniques for thermal facilities, Design of thermal treatment facilities with pollution control devices.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • P. Jayarama Reddy, Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste by Thermal Conversion Technologies, CRC Press.
  • Issues in Global Environment-Pollution and Waste Management: 2013 Edition.
  • Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology.


Life Cycle Analysis and Design for Environment

Engineering products and processes: Environmental health and safety, Product life cycle stages, Material toxicity, pollution, and degradation, environmentally conscious design and manufacturing approaches, Sustainable development and industrial ecology. System life-cycles from cradle to reincarnation, Product life-extension, Organizational issues. Pollution prevention practices, Manufacturing process selection and trade-offs. Design for Environment: Motivation, concerns, definitions, examples, guidelines, methods, and tools. Recyclability assessments, Design for recycling practices. Re- manufacturability assessments, Design for Remanufacture /Reuse practices. Industrial ecology and Eco-industrial parks. Eco-Labels and Life-Cycle analysis (LCA): LCA methodology, steps, tools and problems, Life-Cycle Accounting and Costing. ISO 14000 Environmental Management Standards. New business paradigms and associated design practices.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Fabio Giudice, Guido La Rosa, AntoninoRisitano, Product Design for the Environment: A Life Cycle Approach By CRC Taylor and Francis group.
  • David F. Ciambrone, Environmental Life Cycle Analysis.
  • Robert Crawford, Life Cycle Assessment in the Built Environment.
  • MahendraHundal, Mechanical Life Cycle Handbook: Good Environmental Design and Manufacturing.


Fundamental of Aerosol: Health and Climate Change

This course will introduce the students with fundamentals of aerosols, Difference in gas and particle motion in the air, physio-chemical and optical properties of individual and mixed particles, behaviour of non-spherical particles, thermodynamic properties of aerosol, particle formation, application of aerosol fundamentals and properties in research and industries, impact of aerosol properties on indoor/ outdoor air quality, health and climate.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Pramod Kulkarni, Paul A. Baron, Klaus Willeke, Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications.
  • Olivier Boucher, Atmospheric Aerosols: Properties and Climate Impacts, Springer.
  • Ruth Signorell, Jonathan P. Reid, Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy.


Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment

Pathogens, Occurrence and fate in environment, Human exposure pathways, Microbial exposure dose estimation, Infection and dose response modeling, Risk of infection estimation, Uncertainty estimation.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • Charles N. Haas, Joan B. Rose, Charles P. Gerba, Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment
  • J. A. Soller, A. W. Olivieri, Evaluation of Microbial Risk Assessment Techniques and Applications
  • Patrick W. M. H. Smeets, Stochastic Modelling of Drinking Water Treatment in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment


Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials

Engineered nanomateials, Occurrence of nanomaterials in environment, Fate of nanomaterials in environment, Exposure pathways-model development and parameter estimation, Dose-response effects of nanomaterials to humans and aquatic species; dose-response modeling and risk estimation of nanomaterials exposures; Risk management of nanomaterials pollution; Prioritization of nanomaterials for monitoring; Regulatory guidelines for implications assessment and pollution regulations; Emerging challenges for long-term management of nanomaterials exposure.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • BengtFadeel, Antonio Pietroiusti, Anna A. Shvedova, Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials: Exposure, Toxicology, and Human Health.
  • Satinder Kaur Brar, Nanomaterials in the Environment, ASCE.
  • Jamie R. Lead, Emma Smith, Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Nanotechnology, Wiley.


Advance Air Pollution Laboratory

Monitoring of respirable particulate matter, Monitoring of gases and particulates in ambient air, Indoor air quality monitors, Measurement of meteorological parameters, Bio aerosol sampling, VOC monitoring.


Text/ Reference Books:

  • WHO, 1976. Selected method for measuring air pollutants.
  • USEPA, 2002. A guide to the sampling and analysis of air emissions and air quality, Publication 440.1 ISBN 0 7306 7627 7.


Solid Waste Engineering

Solid Wastes: Origin, Analysis, Composition and Characteristics. Integrated Solid Waste Management System: Collection, Storage, and Segregation, Reuse and Recycling possibilities, Transportation, Treatment/Processing and Transformation Techniques, Final Disposal. Management of: Municipal, Biomedical, Nuclear, Electronic and Industrial Solid Wastes and the rules and regulations.


Text/ Reference Books:

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.