Course Content of Biological Sciences Annexure III-A Special Meeting of Senate 08.06.2012

Annexure III-A
Course Content of
Biological Sciences
Special Meeting of Senate 08.06.2012
Final Draft
AcSIR-Biological Cluster
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CSIR-CCMB
CSIR-CDRI
CSIR-CFTRI
CSIR-CIMAP
CSIR-IGIB
CSIR-IHBT
CSIR-IICB
CSIR-IICT
CSIR-IIIM
CSIR-IITR
CSIR-IMTECH
CSIR-NBRI
CSIR-NCL
CSIR-NEIST
CSIR-NIIST
Level 100 (Minimum 4 credits required)
Course number
Title
L-T-P-C
BIO-1-001
Biostatistics (Compulsory)
1-0-0-1
BIO-1-002
Computation/bioinformatics (Compulsory)
1-0-0-1
BIO-1-003
Basic Chemistry (Compulsory)
1-0-0-1
BIO-1-004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
(Compulsory)
1-0-0-1
BIO-IICT-105
BIO-IICT-106
COMMUNICATION AND WRITING SKILLS
LABORATORY SAFETY
BIO-NCL-1-521
Research Methodology (Compulsory)
2-0-0-2
BIO-NCL-1-522
BIO-NCL-1-523
BIO-NCL-1-524
BIO-NCL-1-525
BIO-NCL-1-526
BIO-NCL-1-527
Analytical Methods and Instrumentation (Compulsory)
Basic Mathematics and Numerical Methods
Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Introduction to Chemical Biology
Basic techniques in biology
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
Research Methodology
1-0-0-1
Research communication
1-0-0-1
Bio-statistics
1-0-0-1
Laboratory safety
1-0-0-1
BIO-NEIST-1591
BIO-NEIST-1592
BIO-NEIST-1593
BIO-NEIST-1594
Level 200 (4 credits: 1 compulsory + 3 optional)
Course number
Title
BIO-CCMB-2-001
BIO-CDRI-2-001
BIO-CIMAP-2-001
BIO-IICB-2-001
BIO-IIIM-2-001
BIO-IITR-2-001
BIO-NBRI-2-001
BIO-IMT-2-001
BIO-IITR-2-001
BIO-IICT-2-001
BIO-CSMCRI-2001
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
Biotechniques
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-NIIST-2-001
BIO-IHBT-2-001
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
1-0-0-1
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
1-0-0-1
Final Draft
L-T-P-C
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
BIO-CCMB-2-002
BIO-CDRI-2-002
BIO-CIMAP-2-002
BIO-IHBT-2-002
BIO-IICB-2-002
BIO-IMT-2-002
BIO-CSMCRI-2002
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
Macromolecules
Macromolecules
Macromolecules
Macromolecules
Macromolecules
Macromolecules
Macromolecules
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-CCMB-2-003
BIO-CIMAP-2-003
BIO-IHBT-2-003
BIO-NBRI-2-003
BIO-IMT-2-003
BIO-IITR-2-003
BIO-CSMCRI-2003
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
Inheritance
Inheritance
Inheritance
Inheritance
Inheritance
Inheritance
Inheritance
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
BIO-CCMB-2-004
BIO-CDRI-2-004
BIO-CIMAP-2-004
BIO-IICB-2-004
BIO-IIIM-2-004
BIO-IMT-2-004
BIO-IHBT-2-004
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
Biology
of
of
of
of
of
of
of
Infection
Infection
Infection
Infection
Infection
Infection
Infection
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-CCMB-2-005
BIO-CIMAP-2-005
BIO-IGIB-2-005
BIO-IHBT-2-005
BIO-NBRI-2-005
BIO-IMT-2-005
BIO-CSMCRI-2005
Genomics:
Genomics:
Genomics:
Genomics:
Genomics:
Genomics:
Genomics:
BIO-CCMB-2-006
BIO-CDRI-2-006
BIO-CIMAP-2-006
BIO-IHBT-2-006
BIO-IICB-2-006
Bio-IGIB-2-006
BIO-IMT-2-006
BIO-CSMCRI-2006
Protein
Protein
Protein
Protein
Protein
Protein
Protein
Protein
science and proteomics
Science and Proteomics
Science and Proteomics
Science and Proteomics
Science and Proteomics
Science and Proteomics
Science and Proteomics
Science and Proteomics
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-1-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-NIIST-2-006
Protein Science and Proteomics
2-0-0-2
BIO-CIMAP-2-007
BIO-IMT-2-007
Systems Biology
Systems Biology
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-2-008
BIO-CIMAP-2-008
BIO-IITR-2-008
Xenobiotic Interaction and Response
Xenobiotic Interaction and Response
Xenobiotic Interaction and Response
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
BIO-CCMB-2-009
BIO-CIMAP-2-009
BIO-IHBT-2-009
BIO-IIIM-2-009
BIO-NBRI-2-009
BIO-CSMCRI-2009
Plant-Microbe
Plant-Microbe
Plant-Microbe
Plant-Microbe
Plant-Microbe
Plant-Microbe
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
Final Draft
Information
Information
Information
Information
Information
Information
Information
flow
flow
flow
flow
flow
flow
flow
Interaction
Interaction
Interaction
Interaction
Interaction
Interaction
in Biological
in Biological
in Biological
in Biological
in Biological
in Biological
in Biological
Systems
Systems
Systems
Systems
Systems
Systems
Systems
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-1-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-CIMAP-2-010
BIO-IHBT-2-010
BIO-NBRI-2-010
BIO-CSMCRI-2010
Plant
Plant
Plant
Plant
BIO-CDRI-2-011
BIO-CIMAP-2-011
BIO-IIIM-2-011
Molecular Therapeutics
Molecular Therapeutics
Molecular Therapeutics
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
BIO-CDRI-2-012
BIO-IICB-2-012
BIO-IIIM-2-012
BIO-NBRI-2-012
BIO-IMT-2-012
BIO-IITR-2-012
Cell
Cell
Cell
Cell
Cell
Cell
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-CDRI-2-013
BIO-IIIM-2-013
BIO-IMT-2-013
BIO-IICT-2-013
Chemical
Chemical
Chemical
Chemical
BIO-CIMAP-2-015
BIO-IHBT-2-015
BIO-IICT-2-015
Crop Protection
Crop Protection
Crop Protection
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-2-016
BIO-IHBT-2-016
BIO-NBRI-2-016
Developmental Biology-Plants
Developmental Biology-Plants
Developmental Biology-Plants
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CCMB-2-017
BIO-CDRI-2-017
BIO-CIMAP-2-017
BIO-NBRI-2-017
Epigenetics
Epigenetics
Epigenetics
Epigenetics
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-2-018
BIO-NBRI-2-018
Homeostasis and feedback in biological systems
Homeostasis and feedback in biological systems
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-IHBT-2-019
BIO-CSMCRI-2019
In Vitro Development and Morphogenesis in Plants
In Vitro Development and Morphogenesis in Plants
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-2-020
BIO-IMT-2-020
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Defense
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Defense
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
BIO-CIMAP-2-021
BIO-IHBT-2-021
BIO-NBRI-2-021
BIO-CSMCRI-2021
Molecular
Molecular
Molecular
Molecular
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CCMB-2-022
BIO-IITR-2-022
Stem cells, regeneration and aging
Stem cells, regeneration and aging
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-IHBT-2-023
BIO-CSMCRI-2023
Natural Resource Management
Natural Resource Management
1-1-0-2
1-1-0-2
BIO-CIMAP-2-024
BIO-IHBT-2-024
Bioresources and Bioprospection
Bioresources and Bioprospection
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
Final Draft
Environment
Environment
Environment
Environment
Interaction
Interaction
Interaction
Interaction
Signaling
Signaling
Signaling
Signaling
Signaling
Signaling
Biology
biology
biology
biology
and
and
and
and
Chromatin Organization
Chromatin Organization
Chromatin Organization
Chromatin Organization
Breeding of Plants
Breeding of Plants
breeding of plants
breeding of plants
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-NBRI-2-025
BIO-IMT-2-025
Biodiversity
Biodiversity
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-IMT-2-026
BIO-IICB-2-026
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-IHBT-2-027
BIO-CSMCRI-2027
Bioresource Production Systems
Bioresource Production Systems
1-1-0-2
1-1-0-2
BIO-CCMB-2-101
Self organizations in biology
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-2-136
Dosage Form Design
1-0-0-1
BIO-CFTRI-2-172
BIO-CFTRI-2-173
BIO-CFTRI-2-174
BIO-CFTRI-2-175
BIO-CFTRI-2-176
BIO-CFTRI-2-171
BIO-CFTRI-2-177
BIO-CFTRI-2-178
BIO-CFTRI-2-179
BIO-CFTRI-2-180
BIO-CFTRI-2-181
BIO-CFTRI-2-182
Basics of Food Microbiology
Significance of Food Preservation
Thermal Processing of Foods
Canning of Foods
Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Storage of Foods
Instrumental Techniques
Functional Preservatives
Hurdle Technology
Infestation Control and Grain Storage
Animal Products Technology
Spices and Plantation Products
Microbial Fermentations
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-2-206
BIO-CIMAP-2-207
BIO-CIMAP-2-208
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
BIO-CIMAP-2-209
Crop Production Systems
Intellectual Property Management
Applied and fundamental aspects of In Vitro Plant/Cell/Tissue/
Organ Culture
Crop Modelling and System Research
BIO-IGIB-2-276
BIO-IGIB-2-277
BIO-IGIB-2-278
The host and the invaders: the eternal battle
The nature of chemical and biological diversity
Dynamic nature of biology
1-1-0-2
1-1-0-2
1-1-0-2
BIO-IHBT-2-311
BIO-IHBT-2-312
BIO-IHBT-2-313
Nutrigenomics
Advances in protected cultivation of flower crops
Biofetilizer Technology
1-0-0-2
2-1-0-3
1-0-0-1
BIO-IICB-2-346
Molecular and Cellular Immunology
2-0-0-2
BIO-IICT-251
BIO-IICT-252
BIO-IICT-253
BIO-IICT-254
BIO-IICT-255
Techniques for identifying Newer Pesticide Molecules
Techniques for identifying Newer Drug Molecules
Proteomics and its Application
Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Environmental and Microbial Technology
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-IITR-2-416
System Immunology
1-0-2-2
BIO-IMT-2-451
Biochemical Engineering
1-0-0-1
BIO-NBRI-2-486
Plant morphogenesis and regeneration
1-0-0-1
BIO-NCL-2-521
Advanced Techniques in biology (Compulsory)
2-0-0-2
BIO-NCL-2-522
BIO-NCL-2-523
Introduction to infectious diseases
Mathematics and statistics for biologists
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
Final Draft
2-0-0-2
BIO-NCL-2-524
BIO-NCL-2-525
BIO-NCL-2-526
BIO-NCL-2-527
BIO-NCL-2-528
BIO-NCL-2-529
Structure determination and analysis of biomolecules
Concepts in Microbiology
Concepts in Plant Biotechnology
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Advances in Chemical Biology
Advances in Biomaterials
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
BIO-NEIST-2-591
BIO-NEIST-2-592
BIO-NEIST-2-593
BIO-NEIST-2-594
BIO-NEIST-2-595
Biodiversity and Environmental Studies
Natural resources
Advances in plant biology
Microbial biotransformation
Plant-Microbe interactions
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-NIIST-256
BIO-NIIST-257
BIO-NIIST-258
BIO-NIIST-259
BIO-NIIST-260
Basics and Applied Microbiology
Basic Molecular Biology
Bioprospecting and Biochemical Pharmacology
Fundamentals of Food Processing
Cell biology and Tissue Engineering
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
Level 300 (4 credits: 1 compulsory + 3 optional)
Course number
BIO-CCMB-3-001
BIO-CDRI-3-001
BIO-CIMAP-3-001
BIO-IHBT-3-001
BIO-IICB-3-001
BIO-NBRI 3-001
BIO-CFTRI-3-001
BIO-IICT-3-001
BIO-IITR-3-001
BIO-CSMCRI-3001
BIO-NIIST-3-001
Title
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar
Seminar Course (compulsory)
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-3-002
BIO-IICB-3-002
BIO-IIIM-3-002
BIO-IHBT-3-002
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-003
BIO-IHBT-3-003
BIO-IICB-3-003
BIO-NBRI 3-003
Cell
Cell
Cell
Cell
BIO-CIMAP-3-004
BIO-IHBT-3-004
BIO-IMT-3-004
Frontiers of Biology: Synthetic Biology
Frontiers of Biology: Synthetic Biology
Frontiers of Biology: Synthetic Biology
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-005
BIO-IHBT-3-005
BIO-IMT-3-005
BIO-CSMCRI-3005
BIO-NIIST-3-005
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
Introductive Bioinformatics
2-0-0-2
BIO-CDRI-3-006
BIO-IICB-3-006
Microbial Pathogenesis
Microbial Pathogenesis
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
Final Draft
Course
Course
Course
Course
Course
Course
Course
Course
Course
Course
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
(compulsory)
Biology
Biology
biology
biology
and
and
and
and
Tissue Engineering
Tissue Engineering
Tissue Engineering
tissue engineering
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics
L-T-P-C
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CCMB-3-007
BIO-IHBT-3-007
BIO-IICT-3-007
Nanobiology
Nanobiology
Nanobiology
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-3-008
BIO-IICB-3-008
Neurobiology
Neurobiology
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-CIMAP-3-009
BIO-IHBT-3-009
BIO-CSMCRI-3009
Gene Environment Interaction
Gene Environment Interaction
Gene Environment Interaction
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-010
BIO-CSMCRI-3010
Advances in Gene Silencing
Advances in Gene Silencing and Epigenetics
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-IHBT-3-011
BIO-CSMCRI-3011
BIO-NIIST-3-011
Microbial Diversity and Habitat Ecology
Microbial Diversity and Habitat Ecology
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
Microbial Diversity and Ecology
2-0-0-2
BIO-IITR-3-012
BIO-IICT-3-012
Environmental toxicology
Environmental toxicology
1-0-2-2
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-013
BIO-IHBT-3-013
Advances in Crop Disease Management
Advances in Crop Disease Management
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-014
BIO-CSMCRI-3014
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CCMB-3-101
BIO-CCMB-3-102
BIO-CCMB-3-103
BIO-CCMB-3-104
BIO-CCMB-3-105
BIO-CCMB-3-106
Brain and behavior
Genome organization
NMR Micro-imaging and Spectroscopy
Mass spectroscopy in biology
Conservation biology
Drug Discovery
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CDRI-3-136
BIO-CDRI-3-137
BIO-CDRI-3-138
BIO-CDRI-3-139
BIO-CDRI-3-140
BIO-CDRI-3-141
Transcription and Gene Regulation
Biol and Therapeutics of Life Style Disorders
Animal Models in Biomedical Research
Pharmacokinetics and metabolism
Approaches to Drug Delivery
An Intro to Drug Discovery & Development
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
BIO-CFTRI-3171
BIO-CFTRI-3172
BIO-CFTRI-3173
BIO-CFTRI-3174
BIO-CFTRI-3175
BIO-CFTRI-3176
BIO-CFTRI-3177
BIO-CFTRI-3178
BIO-CFTRI-3179
BIO-CFTRI-3180
BIO-CFTRI-3181
BIO-CFTRI-3182
BIO-CFTRI-3183
Technology of Cereals and Pulses
Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
Food Biotechnology
Functional Foods
Nutraceuticals
Dietary Supplements
Convenience and Wellness Foods
Prebiotics and Probiotics
Fermented Foods and Beverages
Sensory Profiling of Foods
Microbial Kinetics
Food Safety
Food Based Nutritional Significance
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
Final Draft
BIO-CFTRI-3184
Food Chain Establishment
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-206
BIO-CIMAP-3-207
BIO-CIMAP-3-208
Anti microbial agents and drug resistance
Drug delivery and Pharmaceutical formulations
In-vitro secondary metabolite production and biotransformation
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-CIMAP-3-209
BIO-CIMAP-3-210
BIO-CIMAP-3-211
BIO-CIMAP-3-212
Plant Pathogenesis
Biology & Chemistry of Natural Products
Biology of inflammation and diseases
Soil and crop management
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-2-3
BIO-CSMCRI-3241
BIO-CSMCRI-3242
BIO-CSMCRI-3243
BIO-CSMCRI-3244
Fermentation Technology
1-0-0-1
Salt tolerance mechanism in plants and Genetic manipulation
2-0-0-2
Biology of marine macroalgae
2-0-0-2
Wasteland biology and reclamation
2-0-0-2
BIO-IGIB-3-276
BIO-IGIB-3-277
BIO-IGIB-3-278
BIO-IGIB-3-279
BIO-IGIB-3-280
BIO-IGIB-3-281
BIO-IGIB-3-282
Playing with Genomes
Complex Disease Genomics
Death and Disease: The cellular dilema
The microworld
Space and Time in Biological Systems
Immortality: the everlasting quest
Electronics for Biologists
1-0-2-2
1-1-0-2
1-1-0-2
1-1-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-1-0-2
1-0-2-2
BIO-IHBT-3-311
1-0-0-1
BIO- IHBT-3-312
BIO-IHBT-3-313
BIO-IHBT-3-314
BIO-IHBT-3-315
BIO-IHBT-3-316
BIO-IHBT-3-317
BIO-IHBT-3-318
BIO-IHBT-3-319
BIO-IHBT-3-320
BIO-IHBT-3-321
Plant Viruses as Expression Vectors for Vaccines, Gene Silencing,
Drug Delivery Vehicle
Dietary Supplements
Advances in Phytogenetic Remodeling
Special Tech for Phytogenetic Remodeling
Biometrical Appro to Phytogenetic Remodeling
Fungal Pathogenesis in Plants
Viral Pathogenesis in Plants
Advances in protected cultivation of flower crops
Crop Protection
Epigenetics and Chromatin Organization
Crop Modeling and System Research
BIO-IICB-3-346
BIO-IICB-3-347
Genomics
Eukaryotic Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
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BIO-IICB-3-348
BIO-IICB-3-349
BIO-IICB-3-350
Chemical Biology
Synthetic and Systems Biology
Understanding Glycan structure & their role in Chemical Biology
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2-0-0-2
BIO-IICB-3-351
Modern Drug Discovery & Design
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BIO-IICT-369
BIO-IICT-370
BIO-IICT-371
BIO-IICT-372
Advanced Pharmacology
Disease Mechanisms
Industrial/Applied microbiology
Protein science and structural based drug design and
development
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1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-IIIM-3-381
Pharmacological screening, Hit identification and mechanism of
action
ADME
Toxicology
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BIO-IIIM-3-382
BIO-IIIM-3-383
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BIO-IITR-3-416
BIO-IITR-3-417
BIO-IITR-3-418
BIO-IITR-3-419
BIO-IITR-3-420
BIO-IITR-3-421
BIO-IITR-3-422
Model systems in Toxicological Research
Food & Chemical Toxicology
Target organ toxicity
Nanomaterial Toxicology
Chemical Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
Neurotoxicology
Genes and Environmental Disease
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2-0-0-2
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1-0-2-2
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
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BIO-IMT-3-451
BIO-IMT-3-452
BIO-IMT-3-453
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Metagenomics
Advanced Biochemical Engineering
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-NBRI-3-486
BIO-NBRI-3-487
BIO-NBRI-3-488
BIO-NBRI-3-489
BIO-NBRI-3-490
BIO-NBRI-3-491
BIO-NBRI-3-492
Climate change and Plants
Bioremediation
Environmental Biochem and Biotech
Taxonomy and speciation
Plant Conservation and Reproductive Biology
Economic Plants and Pharmacology
Floriculture and Agronomy
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1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
BIO-NCL-3-521
Molecular recognition and molecular interactions in structural
biology
Advances in Microbiology and Microbial Technology
Applications in Plant Biotechnology
Beyond Genomes: Concepts in comparative and functional
genomics
Chemistry & Biology of Heterocycles
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Microbial Biotechnology
Advances in physiological and molecular responses to abiotic
stress
Biodiversity and conservation
Eco-restoration
Ethnobotany and Traditional Knowledge
Plant - Insect Interaction and Herbivore Managements
Advances in Plant Microbes Interactions
Advance Plant Physiology
Insect Biotechnology
Molecular and cell biology
Molecular Markers and Breeding
Functional Genomics
Plant Biotechnology Management and Regulatory Issues
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1-0-0-1
Bioprocess Technology
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
BIO-NCL-3-522
BIO-NCL-3-523
BIO-NCL-3-524
BIO-NCL-3-525
BIO-NEIST-3-591
BIO-NEIST-3-592
BIO-NEIST-3-593
BIO-NEIST-3-594
BIO-NEIST-3-595
BIO-NEIST-3-596
BIO-NEIST-3-597
BIO-NEIST-3-598
BIO-NEIST-3-599
BIO-NEIST-3-600
BIO-NEIST-3-601
BIO-NEIST-3-602
BIO-NEIST-3-603
BIO-NIIST-381
BIO-NIIST-382
BIO-NIIST-383
BIO-NIIST-384
BIO-NIIST-385
BIO-NIIST-386
BIO-NIIST-387
BIO-NIIST-388
BIO-NIIST-389
BIO-NIIST-390
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Enzymology and Enzyme Technology
Biodegradable polymers
Metabolic Engineering
Natural Product Chemistry
Cardiovascular Disease Biology
Molecular Biology of Diabetes
Environmental Technology
Biomass to Fuels
Biochemical Engineering
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AcSIR biological Sciences Course Material as on May 30, 2012
CCMB
100 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CCMB-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-CCMB-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-CCMB-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
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BIO-CCMB-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
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200 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CCMB-2001
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
i. General Instrumentation: handling, care, usage and safety (this
spectrophotomers, rotors, cuvettes, etc).
ii. UV spectroscopy: stead-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
iii. Vibrational spectroscopy: basic principles and applications in biology
iv. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
v. Atomic force microscopy
vi. Confocal and fluorescence microscopy
vii. Analytical ultracentrifuge
viii. Calorimetry (isothermal titration and differential scanning calorimtry)
ix. Surface Plasmon Resonance
x. Chromatography
BIO-CCMB-2002
includes
Biology of Macromolecules
Introduction to biological Macromolecules, The need for polymeric macromolecules for
the living cell, Information content (general ideas on Shannon’s information theory),
Non-covalent forces (electrostatic, hydrophobic, hydrogen bonding, etc.), Properties of
water in relation to macromolecular conformation
Problem of protein folding, Introduction to protein folding, Levinthal’s paradox and
necessity for folding pathways, discussion on folding pathways (framework,
hydrophobic collapse, nucleation-condensation-propagation, zigzag puzzle models and
experimental evidence in support and against for these models), Current view of
protein folding, Folding surface and funnel, Assisted protein folding, Need for assistance
in protein folding in vivo, Differences between in vitro and in vivo folding, Discovery of
molecular chaperone, classification of chaperone and brief description of functions of
GroEL, Methods for investigating protein folding, Fluorescence and circular dichroism,
Basic principles and applications
Structure-function relationship : why structure?, Overview of different methods of
structure determination, Retrieving, visualizing and understanding macromolecular
structures, Correlation between structure and function
Protein architecture, Organization of protein structure, Supersecondary structural
elements, Ramachandran plot, Structure determination by X-ray crystallography,
Globular proteins, Identification of folds and classification, Examples of structurefunction relationship
Macro-Molecular interactions, Various models of ligand-protein interactions (simple as
well as complex binding models), Analysis strategies (Scatchard and Klotz plots), cooperativity in biology and Hill plot, Methodology and principles for estimation of binding
stoichiometry; classical (gel filtration, equilibrium dialysis, stopped flow) as well as
advanced methods (absorption, CD, fluorescence, NMR, ITC, SPR etc).,
Thermodynamics of interaction and principles of ligand design, Protein-protein
interactions
Enzymes, Enzyme kinetics, Why study enzyme kinetics? Single substrate, bisubstrate
reactions, Determination of Km. Enzyme inhibition – Reversible and irreversible
inhibition, Competitive, Non-competitive and uncompetitive inhibition. Independent
identical and non-identical substrate binding sites on enzymes, allosteric regulation.
Reactions on enzymes and rate enhancements, Transient state stabilization, Transition
state analogues and catalytic antibodies.
BIO-CCMB-2003
Biology of Inheritance
Prokaryotic genetics
Mutagenesis, DNA repair, applications of mutagenesis, mechanisms of gene transfer
including conjugation & transduction, and Recombination & mapping.
Applications and uses of transposable elements, gene regulation, virulence functions
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and horizontal gene transfer.
Eukaryotic genetics
Mendelian principles; Segregation and linkage; Recombination and mapping; Gene
interactions, forward and reverse genetics.
Bayesian methods of risk assessment; consanguinity in humans and model genetic
systems; chromosome rearrangements and their effects on gene expression in
Drosophila and Neurospora.
BIO-CCMB-2004
Biology of Infection
Bacterial Pathogenesis (7 Lectures): Introduction to Bacterial Pathogens, Bacterial
Virulence Mechanisms, Mycobacterial Pathogenesis
Pathogenesis of Parasites (7 Lectures): Introduction to Parasite Biology, Pathogenesis
of Malaria
Viral Pathogenesis I (7 Lectures), Introduction to Virology , Molecular Mechanisms of
Viral Infections
Viral Pathogenesis II (7 Lectures): Inflammation Biology, Cellular Invasion by Viruses,
Cellular Detection of Pathogens
BIO-CCMB-2005
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
Overview of human genome (4 lectures): Nuclear genome (2 lectures), Mitochondrial
genome (2 lectures)
Genome mapping (4 lectures): Markers and methods for genome mapping (2 lectures),
Linkage analysis (1 lecture), Genome-wide association studies (1 lecture)
Genome sequencing (5 lectures): Different methods and applications (2 lectures),
Human genome project (1 lecture), Next generation sequencing (2 lectures)
Molecular Basis of human diseases (6 lectures): Molecular epidemiology (1 lecture),
Autosomal (1 lecture), X-linked (1 lecture), Y-linked (1 lecture), Mitochondrial (2
lectures)
Molecular Phylogenetics (4 lectures)
Methods for phylogenetic analysis (2 lectures): Origin and migration of modern human
(1 lecture), Role of India in early human migration (1 lecture)
Pharmacogenomics (2 lectures):
Genome variation and drug response (1 lecture), Pharmacogenomics: Indian Scnario (1
lecture)
DNA profiling (3 lectures): Evolution of DNA fingerprinting technology (2 lectures), DNA
fingerprinting in medicolegal and forensic applications (1 lecture)
BIO-CCMB-2006
Protein science and proteomics
Experimental aspects of protein characterization with emphasis on
techniques currently used
b. Approaches to studying protein conformation in solution
c. Holistic approach towards proteomics
d. Theoretical methods for studying dynamics of proteins
BIO-CCMB-2009
Plant-Microbe Interaction
i. Over view – 1 lecture
ii. Plant pathogen virulence functions (bacterial, fungal, and viral) – 8 lectures
iii. Host-resistance mechanisms (elicitor and effector triggered immunity) – 5 lectures
iv. Plant-symbiont interactions (plant interactions with bacteria and fungi) – 10 lectures
v. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and biocontrol – 3 lectures
vi. Summary – 1 lecture
BIO-CCMB-2017
Epigenetics and Chromatin Organization
I. Transcription and Gene Expression 10 lectures
(1) Details of the process of transcription in eukaryotes
Promoter structure and function: the role of cis-regulatory elements that affect gene
function locally and globally (1 lecture), The structure, function, and regulation of
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general transcription factors, RNA polymerases (1 lecture), Transcriptional initiation,
elongation, and termination (3 lectures)
(2) Gene Activation (2 lectures)
DNA-protein Interaction, Gene-specific factors: Activators and repressors
(3) Post transcriptional processing and regulation (2 lectures)
connections between RNA processing and upstream events in transcription, integration
of transcriptional and translational response mechanisms to external stimuli
(4) Genome-wide approaches (1 lecture): New surprises, Pervasive transcription
II. Chromatin organization 3 lectures
(1) Nucleosome structure
(2) Nucleosome positioning
(3) Chromatin Assembly: Nucleosome assembly, Fiber folding
III. Epigenetic Regulatory Mechanisms 15 lectures
Transcriptional repression/anti-repression mechanisms
(1) Chromatin remodeling (1 lecture)
(2) Variation in conservation: Histone variants (1 lecture)
(3) Histone Code: covalent modifications (4 lectures): Writing and erasing the Histone
code, Reading the Histone code, Functional correlates of epigenetic marks
(4) Genome-wide studies (1 lecture): Nucleosome landscape of species, Cross-talks
between epigenetic markings
(5) Cross-talk between transcription and chromatin (1 lecture)
(6) Involvement of RNAi and non-coding small RNAs in gene silencing and genome
defense (Lectures by AJ Rachel): Small RNAs: History, discovery and RNAi, miRNAs,
piRNAs (3 lectures); and Noncoding RNAs (2 lectures)
(7) DNA Methylation and Heterochromatinization (2 lectures by AJ Rachel)
BIO-CCMB-2022
Stem cells, regeneration and aging
Pluripotency- in the context of embryo, adult and reprogramming. Molecular basis of
pluripotency, self renewal and nitch, role of epigenetic changes, stem cells in tissue and
organ development. Methods in stem cell research- isolation, characterization and
maintenance of human and murine stems cells, derivation of induced pluripotent cells,
in vitro differentiation towards derivation of specific lineages.
Importance of regeneration, model organisms, molecular mechanisms, role of stem
cells in regeneration, regeneration in higher vertebrates, tissue engineering and other
techniques in regenerative medicine.
Apoptosis, programmed cell death, importance of stress and ROS in apoptosis, stem
cell theory of ageing, role of telomeres. Stem cells in cancers.
BIO-CCMB-2101
Self organizations in biology (10 lectures):
What is so unique about membrane organization ?
What holds the membrane together ? The hydrophobic effect
Membrane dynamics  the key to membrane function: time scales  how to monitor
membrane dynamics: spectroscopic approaches ?
Lipid-protein interactions
Membrane proteins: receptors and signaling
Membrane domains: platforms for organization ? Evolving role of membranes in
pathogenecity
II.(4 lectures):
Lipid structures (2 lectures)
Primacy of membranes in biology, chemistry, distribution, crystal structure of lipids
Lipid phase transitions (1 lecture)
Biological role of phase transitions, fusion.
Emergent properties of lipids (1 lecture)
Long range order, heterogeneity and membrane shape control
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300 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CCMB-3001
Seminar Course (compulsory)
History of science with emphasis on Indian contribution: Seminar by students
BIO-CCMB-3007
Nanobiology
Nanoparticle synthesis – various methods including bottoms-up and top-down
approaches; Property of Band-gap in materials
The significance of nano size, multiplexing and multilayering. Optical properties and
nanoparticle shape dependence.
Tool used for nano-technology
Basic principle of different types of tools (such as nano-lithography, TEM, AFM and
other x-ray base detections techniques) will be discussed and their relevance to
biological system characterization.
Application of nano-technology for development of functional materials for biological
applications.
Different types of interactions at nano-scale will be discussed to understand and
modulate biological response by designing nanostructures and functions. In this lecture
basics of micro fluidics systems will also be discussed which create new opportunities
for the spatial and temporal control of micro environment for biological applications.
BIO-CCMB-3101
Brain and behaviour
I. Overview of the Nervous System and functioning of Neurons at structuralanatomical
level, cellular level, molecular level;
II. Techniques and tools in understanding Brain and Behaviour, at system lev
III. Circuitry level approach to understand Brain and Behavio
a. Chemosensory circuit (perception of odour and pheromones),
b. Reward circuit (Addiction, Depression, anxiety & related Mood Disorders),
c. Learning and memory circuit (Cognitive disorders and mental retardation)
IV. Environmental perturbations affecting Brain and Behavior
Change in environment affects the gene functions, and also brain and behaviour, via
epigenetic mechanisms;
Environmental perturbations in early stage of life affect circuit development and
maturation and have implications to pervasive CNS disorders in adulthood;
V. Biology of Neurodegeneration and Repair (Molecular Biology of Adult Neurogenesis,
Neural Progenitor or stem cells)
BIO-CCMB-3102
Genome organization
I. Overview of genomes, 1 lecture
i. The new science of genomics, major questions and potentials (1 lecture)
II. Packaging of genome and higher order regulation of gene expression, 9 lectures
i. Chromatinization of genome (2 lectures)
ii. Structural and functional domains in genome(2 lectures)
iii. Structural basis of epigenetic cellular memory (3 lectures)
iv. Chromosomal position effect (1 lecture)
v. Nuclear architecture and genomic packaging (1 lecture)
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III. High throughput techniques and tools in analysis of genome organization (4
lecture)
i. Epigenome mapping (2 lectures)
ii. Bioinformatic tools of comparative genomics (2 lecture)
BIO-CCMB-3103
NMR Micro-imaging and Spectroscopy
Introduction: Zeeman Interaction, Chemical Shift, Coupling Constants, Relaxation,
Nuclear Overhouser Effect, etc.
Heteronuclear NMR and Simplification of NMR: Techniques for Improving Sensitivity,
Editing in NMR, etc.
In Vivo NMR Spectroscopy: Water Suppression, Localization, Outer Volume
Suppression, STEAM, etc.
Image Construction Using NMR: Slice Selection, Frequency and Phase Encoding,
Contrast in MRI: T1, T2, diffusion; functional MRI
BIO-CCMB-3104
Mass spectroscopy in biology
a. Historical introduction to mass spectroscopy
b. Study of tissues to molecules by mass spectroscopy
c. Limitations of mass spectroscopy
BIO-CCMB-3105
Conservation biology
Concepts, history, ethics, values and legal foundations
Population genetics and biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, conservation genetics
Interventions- Genetic management, conservation of populations and ecosystems,
habitat management, origin and conservation of genetic diversity in agricultural plants
and animals
Sustainable development, climate change and conservation of biodiversity, economics
of conservation
BIO-CCMB-3106
Drug Discovery
Journey of a drug from discovery to use
Target identification and validation
Assay development and screening methodologies
Designing small molecule compounds (computational tools and mechanism-based)
Moving from in vitro to in vivo testing: toxicity and bioavailability
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CDRI
100 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CDRI-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-CDRI-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-CDRI-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-CDRI-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
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Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CDRI-2001
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
Immuno-techniques: ELISA, Immuno-fluorescence,
Immuno-histochemistry, immuno-precipitation, ChIP, etc.
Automation in Drug Discovery: High-Content and High-Throughput Screening
High resolution microscopy Transmission and Scanning
Electron Microscopy and Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy.
Gene Expression Analyses DNA Microarray and Proteomics
Radiation
biology
Introduction
to
radiation
biology,
Scintillation
counting,
Autoradiography.
Instrumentation
Centrifugation, Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope,
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope, High Content Screening System, MALDI-MS.
BIO-CDRI-2002
Biology of Macromolecules
Introduction to Primary and secondary structures of proteins and nucleic acids; hydrogen
bonding, ionic and hydrophobic interactions.
Optical spectroscopy: Photons, chromophores, transition dipole moments, absorbance.
Circular Dichroism, Fluorescence and surface plasmon resonance.
Particles in a field: Applications of MS for complex proteins, electrophoresis and
sedimentation.
X-ray diffraction: Overview of theory. Scattering from a periodic lattice, reciprocal space,
and symmetry. Phase problem, Patterson functions, molecular replacement, model
building and refinement.
Nuclear magnetic resonance: overview and practical aspects. Nuclear spin and coupling
interactions, multi-dimensional experiments, determination of protein and nucleic acid
structures, protein folding, dynamics, SAR by NMR.
Cryo-EM: Applications of Cryo-EM on the architecture of molecular machines, organels
and organisms.
Bioinformatics: 3D structure modeling, visualization softwares, homology modeling,
similarity searches, sequence alignment.
BIO-CDRI-2004
Biology of Infection
Bacterial (Tuberculosis):Overview of mycobacteria
Organization of mycobacterial cell wall and its biosynthesis.
Organization of mycobacterial genomes, plasmids and transposons.
Mycobacterial infection and pathogenesis.
Host response to mycobacterial infection (Immune response).
Lab work: Mycobacterial staining, growth analysis, antibiotic tolerance.
Virology:
Introduction to Viruses (different types of viruses).
Basics of Virus-host interaction.
Progression of Viruses (viral DNA replication and gene expression).
Host response to viral infection (anti-viral immunity).
Drugs against viral infection.
Lab work: in vitro viral infection.
Parasite Biology: Malaria, Leishmania, Filaria
Parasite interactions in vector and human host
Pathogenesis
Immune response to parasitic infection
Diagnosis, Treatment and prophylaxis
Drug targets and drug resistance
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BIO-CDRI-2006
Protein Science and Proteomics
Amino Acids and Proteins
Peptide backbone, side chains, polarity, Absorbance, Single letter codes etc.
Protein Structure
Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, covalent modifications
of the polypeptide chain, Forces that determine protein structure, Structural
motifs in regulatory proteins: DNA-binding proteins, Zinc finger motif, Helix T
urn Helix motif Basic Leucine Zipper motifs.
Tools: Databank of protein sequences (SWISS-PROT), Basics of protein sequence
alignment
Protein Regulation
Enzymes I: Mechanism of Catalysis
Enzymes II: Kinetics & Regulation
Protein Methods: Protein separation and purification Methods
Protein Function Analysis
The Life Cycle of a Protein: Folding to Destruction
(Proteasomes and unbiquitination)
Practical Training to protein separation/detection using Western blotting
Introduction to Proteomics and its advantages over genomics
1D and 2D Gel Electrophoresis: pI, Isoelectric focussing, 2 dimensional gel
Gel Staining methods and analysis
Protein spot/Band processing for Mass spectrometric analysis
Introduction to Mass spectrometers such as MALDI-TOF/TOF and
electrospray mass spectrometer.
Spectral Peak Annotation and Database search
Shotgun Proteomics
Protein quantification using Mass spectrometry: ITRAQ, ICAT and SILAC
Practical Training for 1D and 2 D gel electrophoresis and subsequent Mass
Spectrometric analysis of processed protein spot using MALDI-TOF/TOF
BIO-CDRI-2008
Xenobiotic Interaction and Response
Principles of Xenobiotic interactions
Overview of various classes of xenobiotics
Introduction to Regulatory Toxicology /Guidelines for Regulatory
Toxicology
Strategies for Toxicological evaluation of xenobiotics
Organ specific histopathological response to xenobiotics
Systemic effects of xenobiotic action (Hematology)
Systemic effects of xenobiotic action (Neurotoxicology)
Systemic effects of xenobiotic action (Immunotoxicology)
Systemic effects of xenobiotic action (Genotoxicity)
Systemic effects of xenobiotic action (Reproductive Toxicology)
Systemic effects of xenobiotic action (Hepatotoxicity)
Toxicokinetics
Molecular Toxicology
Biochemical mechanisms of xenobiotic action
Computational Toxicology
Xenobiotics of environmental origin and their effects
Experimental systems in toxicology research: in vitro and in vivo
Alternative systems in Toxicology
Safe and responsible conduct of toxicology research
BIO-CDRI-2011
Molecular Therapeutics
Roadmap to New Drug Discovery and Development
Drugs from Nature
Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Action
Adverse Drug Reactions
Safety Pharmacology
Final Draft
Molecular Pharmacokinetics of therapeutic agents
Drug Absorption/Molecular permeability of therapeutic agents
Pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics in therapeutic
efficacy and molecular metabolism
Molecular basis of drug interactions
Targeted and controlled drug delivery system
Laboratory Work
BIO-CDRI-2012
Cell Signaling
Principles of Cell Signalling and Biological Consequences
Introduction: Overview of Pathways and Networks and GPCR Signalling
G Protein–Coupled Receptors
G Protein Effectors
Ligand-Gated Ion Channels
Regulation of Ion Channels by G Proteins
Protein Kinases
Protein Phosphatases
Ras-MAPK Pathways
Growth Factor and Receptor Tyrosine Kinases
Cytokine Receptors and Jak-STAT Signaling
Nuclear Transactivators and Repressors
Nuclear Receptors
Chromatin Remodeling
Regulation of Complexes by Cytoskeletal Elements: Integrins as
Force Transducers Linking Mechanical Stimuli and
Biochemical Signals
Apoptosis
MicroRNA
BIO-CDRI-2013
Chemical Biology
Chemistry and life: Science at the Interface Chemistry-Biology
Introduction to Chemical Biology : This lecture will provide a survey of major topics,
technologies, and themes in Chemical Biology
RNA interference: Including lectures on RNAi biological applications, siRNA- A tool in
chemical biology and designing and synthesizing siRNAs
Click Chemistry applications in Chemical Biology
Fluorescent probes and fluorescent sensors for studying the biology
Chemical Genetics: amelioration of biology through chemistry
Semisynthesis of proteins and Protein ligation, native chemical ligation
Unnatural amino acids as probes of protein structure and function
BIO-CDRI-2017
Epigenetics and Chromatin Organization
Nuclear ultrastructure, chromatin network and spatial
organization in the nucleus
DNA Replication
(Origin recognition and initiation of DNA replication, mechanisms of replication,
analyzing DNA replication origins and mechanisms)
Transcriptional regulation
(The transcription initiation complex: components, transcription factor,
recruitment and regulation, regulatory DNA elements)
Chromatin organization in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, chromatin
assembly/disassembly and transcriptional control, epigenetic
control of cancer
Protein translation, post-translational modifications, retrotransport
Organelle targeting and cellular transport of proteins
Transport across membranes and signal transduction
Ligand receptors, ion channels, signal transduction pathways
Final Draft
Calcium signaling
Molecular and cellular evolution
Abiogenesis, mechanisms of evolution (random mutation, natural selection, genetic drift,
endosymbiosis and current controversies
Cell cycle regulation and apoptosis
Maintenance and transition of the phases of the cell cycle, pathways of programmed cell
death
Molecular processes in development
Gradients and cascades in embryo development
BIO-CDRI-2018
Homeostasis and feedback in biological systems
Levels of organization: Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Physiology
Control and Regulation: Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Overview of physiological adaptation
Components of homeostasis & physiological feedback
Regulation of homeostasis and adaptive mechanisms of glucose, water,
pressure & volume, mineral & ion, acid-base (include oxygen-CO2 regulation),
temperature
Pathways affecting homeostasis
Physiological Applications: Reproductive System and contraception
BIO-CDRI-2020
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Defence
Cells and tissues of the immune system
Innate immunity
Effectors of adaptive immunity
Antigen and antibody
Complement system and inflammatory reaction
Major Histocompatibility Complex
Antigen processing, presentation
Cytokines, chemokines and leukocyte trafficking
Immunobiology of the pulmonary system
Immune tolerance and autoimmunity
Immunobiology and pathology of Malaria
Immunobiology and pathology of Leishmania
Immunobiology and pathology of Filaria
Tumor immunology
Transplantation immunology
Vaccines
BIO-CDRI-2136
Dosage Form Design
Pre-formulation studies
Formulation development of Tablets using different excipients, technology involved to
develop different types of tablets. Problems associated with production of tablets and its
evaluation parameters. Tablet coating
Introduction to capsules, different size of capsules, excipient selection, different types of
capsules, quality control parameters
Sterile Products and admixtures: Development of injectable preparations, small volume
and large volume parenterals, excipients used, Quality control parameters
Solubilization: Solubility of drugs, drug solubilization in surfactant systems, different
techniques for solubilization, hydrotropic solubilization etc.
Poly-disperse systems: Development of suspension and emulsions. Stability issues,
implications of particle size on stability and its quality control parameters
Aerosols: Preparation, characterization and applications
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CDRI-3001
Seminar Course (compulsory)
History of science with emphasis on Indian contribution
Seminar by students
BIO-CDRI-3002
Cancer Biology
Cancer: The nature of cancer and class organization
Hall Marks of Cancer: Evasion of Apoptosis, Limitless replicative potential, Sustained
Angiogenesis, Inflammation
Cancer: The Key Players (Carcinogens, tumor virology, oncogenes
tumor suppressor genes, cell cycle regulation )
Hypoxia and Angiogenesis in cancer
Metabolism and cancer
MicroRNAs and cancer
Stem Cells and Cancer
Chemoresistance & Radioresistance in Cancer
Experimental approaches to understanding the origins, diagnosis,
and treatment of cancer.
Recent advances in the field and future prospects
BIO-CDRI-3006
Microbial Pathogenesis
Clinical spectrum of AIDS, Dengue, Tuberculosis, Malaria & Kala-azar
(Lectures in reference to Clinical symptoms, Diagnosis,
Prophylaxis and Treatments)
Cellular and Host tropisms of Organisms and Pathological changes
(Lectures in reference to molecular bases of survival of the
organisms in the hosts)
Metabolic and Enzymatic Pathways
(Lectures based on the molecules involved in virulence, diagnosis
and drug targets)
Mechanism of Actions of Drugs and Drug Resistance
(Lectures highlighting present drugs, SDR, MDR, XDR
and role of Hosts)
Delineations of Genomes and Proteomes of HIV, Plasmodium,
L. donovani and M. tuberculosis
(Lectures based on Identification of important molecules involved in patho-biology of
organisms, future drugs and Immunogens)
Laboratory Work: Culture of micro-organisms in laboratory and
Infections in vivo and in ex vivo
BIO-CDRI-3008
Neurobiology
Introduction- Nervous System
Anatomy of Neuron
Physiology of Neuron –generation and propagation of AP
Neuronal supportive cells – Glial cells
Organization of CNS- Brain & Spinal Cord
Neurotransmission
Neuronal Synapse
Neurotransmitters & Receptor
Central Neurotransmitters
Catecholamines (Epinephrine, Norepineprine & Dopamine)
Acetylcholine
5-Hydroxytrytamine (5-HT)
Histamine
Final Draft
Inhibitory Amino Acid (GABA, Glycine & Benzodiazepines)
Excitatory Amino Acid (Glutamate)
Neuropeptides
Endogenous Opioid System
Autonomic Nervous System
Sensory –Motor Reflexes
Neurotransmitters & Diseases
Neurotransmitter Mechanisms & Drug Design
Experiments (In rodents): Recording of Gross behavior activities, Evaluation of
Neuromuscular co-ordination & sensory reflexes
BIO-CDRI-3136
Transcription and Gene Regulation
Molecular Basis of transcription
(RNA Polymerases and mechanism of transcription, positive and negative control of
transcription, post transcriptional processing, CTD phosphorylation and function)
Chromatin dynamics in gene regulation
(DNA methylation, histone variants, nucleosome positioning, histone code, chromatin r
Integration of transcription to translation, protein degradation
Histone modification and signal transduction
BIO-CDRI-3137
Biol and Therapeutics of Life Style Disorders
Concept and introduction to the subject
Introduction to disorders affecting central nervous system
(pathophysiology and therapeutics)
Introduction to disorders affecting cardiovascular system
(pathophysiology and therapeutics)
Biology of Inflammation and inflammatory disorders
(pathophysiology and therapeutics)
Pathophysiology and therapeutics of ulcers
Energy metabolism and diabetes
(pathophysiology and therapeutics)
Obesity and syndrome X
(pathophysiology and therapeutics)
Laboratory work (in vitro and in vivo experiments)
BIO-CDRI-3138
Animal Models in Biomedical Research
Introduction to model systems, Origins of Animal Experimentations
Laws, regulations and policies affecting the use of Laboratory animals
Brief account of biology and diseases of commonly used Rodent models (Mouse, Rat,
Hamster, Guinea pigs, Gerbils and Mastomys)
Brief account of biology and diseases of different Non-Rodent models (Rabbit, Dog,
nonhuman primates)
Laboratory Animal Biosecurity (Prevention, containing and eradication)
Planning and Execution of Animal Experiments
Common Zoonotic Diseases and Prevention.
Genetic manipulations and Transgenesis: Principles and methods.
Transgenic and Knockout Models for specific diseases.
Genetic Monitoring of Experimental Animals.
Alternative Models (cell based, Yeast, Drosophila, C. elegans, Zebrafish), advantages
and disadvantages.
Animal handling, care and Laboratory animal Techniques (practicals).
BIO-CDRI-3139
Pharmacokinetics and metabolism
Introduction; Pharmacokinetics and its role in drug discovery and development; Drug
absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; routes of drug administration;
Plasma drug concentration time profile, Pharmacokinetic parameters
Bioanalysis tools and techniques; Method development and validation; Regulatory
considerations for pharmacokinetic and metabolic data for pre-clinical (e.g. IND) and
clinical (e.g. NDA and ANDA) submissions.
Final Draft
Bioavailability introduction; measurement of bioavailability; Biopharmaceutics
classification system; Methods for enhancement of bioavailability.
Absorption of Drugs; Mechanisms of drug absorption.
Permeability/absorption models, Factors influencing absorption and bioavailability.
Distribution of Drugs; Volume of distribution; Factors determining the distribution of
drugs: perfusion, molecular size, solubility, protein binding; Significance of drug uptake
by the lung;
Binding of drug to tissue components.
Drug Metabolism and its role in drug discovery and development; Drug metabolizing
organs and enzymes. Reaction Phenotyping; Metabolite identification
Phase I and Phase II metabolic reactions.
Tools and Techniques for studying drug metabolism; Factors affecting metabolism.
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics; Reactive metabolites and metabolic
toxicity; Metabolites in safety testing- need and criterions.
Excretion of drugs-basic considerations; Renal and non-renal excretion of drugs.
Clearance; Renal function, renal failure and dose adjustment in renal failure.
Non-linear Pharmacokinetics; Causes of non-linearity; Michaelis Menten Equation
Chronopharmacokinetics, Pharmacokinetic variations in paediatric, geriatric and obese
populations
Applications of pharmacokinetic principle: Design of dosage regimens, Individualization
and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM).
High Throughput approaches in pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism; Applications of
computational/predictive tools in pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism; Drugdrug/Food-drug/herb-drug pharmacokinetic interaction studies.
BIO-CDRI-3140
Approaches to Drug Delivery
Conventional dosage forms- for per-oral and parenteral drug delivery
Analytical approaches and method development for pharmaceutical analysis
Storage stability under ICH and Schedule Y regimes
Controlled release- Principles and strategies
Oral controlled release systems
Targeted drug delivery with special reference to colloidal particles.
Cutaneous and Transdermal drug delivery
Delivery of drugs by Pulmonary route
Microparticles and nanoparticles for drug delivery
Strategies for the delivery of biomacromolecules.
Liposomes as drug delivery vehicles
BCS system and applications of microemulsions for delivery of poorly soluble drugs.
Laboratory Work
Matrix-controlled release tablet
Adhesive-dispersion transdermal
Drug powder for inhalation
Development of nanosuspension
BIO-CDRI-3141
An Intro to Drug Discovery & Development
Drug Discovery Approaches: Observation-based/Physiology-based (Phenotype),Targetbased approach to drug discovery
Areas of interest in drug discovery
“Me Too” drugs, New chemical entities, Generics, Pro-drugs, Orphan drugs
Milestones in Drug Discovery
Technologies impacting each milestone
Serendipity/Repositioning
Target discovery/validation/druggability/introduction to proteomics and genomics
Assay Development—in Vitro/Cell-based/in vivo
Biological screening glossary
Characteristics of hit/lead
Screening techniques: HTS, NMR, X-ray, Virtual
Sources of chemical libraries for screening/selection of molecules, natural
products/privileged structure
Target oriented and Diversity oriented synthesis
Biologics
Toxicity/PK studies/Formulation
Bioinformatics in drug discovery
Final Draft
IPR: IND/NDA
Clinical trials Phase I/II/III
Final Draft
CFTRI
100 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CFRTI-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-CFTRI-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-CFTRI-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-CFTRI-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Final Draft
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CFTRI-2171
Instrumental Techniques
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins,
minerals and dietary fibre; Spectroscopy – principle and application in analysis of
food constituents; Chromatographic methods for separation of proteins and
determination of molecular mass and homogeneity; (vii) Isolation and purification
of enzymes, assay of enzymes and enzyme kinetics; Elucidation of protein structure
by physical chemistry methods; Assessment for biological activities associated with
phytochemicals; Structural characterization of potent biomolecules by state-of-theart instrumental methodologies – HPLC, GC/GLC, LC-MS, NMR and others; Animal
and cell culture methods for evaluation of biological activities associated with active
principles of diversified sources; Chemical and physical tests of packaging materials
- migration tests for food grade packaging materials, water vapour and gas
transmission rates of packaging materials for food storage; Determination of shelf
life of packaged foods; Determination of additives & preservatives in foods and
residue analysis in foods; Evaluation of physical and chemical properties of rice and
cooking quality of rice; Parboiling of paddy and quality evaluation; Rheological
characterization of dough and batter; Sensory profile of food ingredients and
products – texture, aroma, flavor, consistency and overall acceptability; Aerobic
and anaerobic culture methods for determination of microbial populations;
Evaluation of food ingredients and products for microbial safety
BIO-CFTRI-2172
Basics of Food Microbiology
Historical development in microbiology; Developments in microscopy; Morphology,
cytology and reproduction of bacteria, yeasts and molds; Microbial growth curve;
Physical, chemical and biological factors influencing microbial behaviour;
Recombination, Transduction, Transformation and Mutations in bacteria;
Microbiology of fruits & vegetables; Cereals & cereal products; Meat & meat
products; Poultry & eggs; Fish & fish products and milk & milk products; Major
types of spoilage and pathogenic microbes and their characteristics; Foodborne
infections and intoxications; Mycotoxins – characteristics, types and causative
fungal species
BIO-CFTRI-2173
Significance of Food Preservation
Objectives of food processing; Composition of foods; Degree of perishability of
unprocessed foods; Causes of quality deterioration and spoilage of perishable
foods; Intermediate moisture foods; Principles and methods of blanching; Test for
adequacy of blanching; Conventional methods of preservation – Dehydration,
Canning, Freezing, Fermentation, Smoking, Pickling, Chemical preservatives and
others; Methods of drying and their application to fruits & vegetables; Procedures
and technological applications relating to storage of foods at low, chilling and
Final Draft
freezing temperatures
BIO-CFTRI-2174
Thermal Processing of Foods
Principles and types of retorts; Thermal destruction of microorganisms –
Determination of D, z & F0 values; Heat resistance in microorganisms; Cooking,
blanching, pasteurization and sterilization of foods; Heat penetration and
inoculation pack studies
BIO-CFTRI-2175
Canning of Foods
Basic principles of canning; pH classification of foods; Tin plate containers including
coating methods; Can fabrication; Aluminum cans; Canning of fruits & vegetables /
meat products
BIO-CFTRI-2176
Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Storage of Foods
Basic principles; Minimally processed fruits & vegetables; Modified atmosphere
packaging of selected fruits & vegetables; Controlled atmosphere packaging of
selected fruits & vegetables; Quality and safety evaluation of MAP and CAP stored
products
BIO-CFTRI-2177
Functional Preservatives
Chemical preservatives as effective antimicrobials and antioxidants; Qualitative
evaluation of sulphur dioxide and benzoate in foods; Lactic acid bacteria as
preservatives
BIO-CFTRI-2178
Hurdle Technology
Principles and application; Intrinsic and extrinsic factors as effective hurdles;
Behaviour of microbial contaminants in food system; Shelf life determination
BIO-CFTRI-2179
Infestation Control and Grain Storage
Principles of food commodity storage; Biology of insect pests; Infestation detection
and monitoring methods; Pesticides – Classification and chemistry; Controlled
atmosphere for insect control and food protection; Pesticide residues in foods;
Pesticides and health hazards
Final Draft
BIO-CFTRI-2180
Animal Products Technology
Raw and processed products of meat, fish and poultry; Abattoir design and
slaughter methods; Hygienic meat production and carcass evaluation; Meat
tenderization; Meat emulsions, sausages and comminuted meat products;
Preparation of meat-based traditional food products – tandoori chicken, kababs,
etc.; Quality and safety of animal products
BIO-CFTRI-2181
Spices and Plantation Products
Major constituents in pepper, ginger, chilli and turmeric; Analysis of spice oils and
oleoresins; Flavour formulations; Tea – brewing and tasting; Coffee –
characteristics, roasting and brewing; Cocoa beans – physical & chemical
characteristics and chocolate making
BIO-CFTRI-2182
Microbial Fermentations
Microbial growth phase; Physical, chemical and biological factors influencing
microbial survival and growth; Fermentative process – solid state and submerged;
Design of working of batch, fed-batch and continuous fermenters; Process
optimization (Lab. scale to Pilot scale) for higher yield and quality attributes;
Downstream processing and quantitative profile of purified metabolites
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CFTRI-3001
Seminar in topics of courses listed in level 300
BIO-CFTRI-3171
Technology of Cereals and Pulses
Characteristics of wheat & its milled products – physical, chemical and rheological;
Influence of ingredients, processing conditions and additives on quality attributes of
bakery products; Physical & chemical characteristics of rice and rice-based
processed products; Cooking quality of rice; Parboiling of paddy; Processed
products of maize, sorghum and finger millet; Processing of pulses including
cooking quality; Oilseeds as source of edible protein and oil; Extraction methods for
edible oil – ghanni, expeller and solvent; Processing of oilseeds for protein
concentrates and isolates
BIO-CFTRI-3172
Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
Maturity indices in fruits and vegetables; Post-harvest spoilage – microbiological
and physiological; wax coating; fruit ripening; Measurement of texture & colour in
fruits and vegetables; Canning of fruits and vegetables; Preparation of fruit
juices/beverages – RTS, squashes, syrups, lime juice cordial; Tomato-based juice,
puree, paste, ketchup and soup; Fruit juice concentrates and powders; Fruit &
vegetable-based pickles; Preserves and candies; commercial cold storages and
supply chain management
BIO-CFTRI-3173
Food Biotechnology
Basic concepts and food applications; Natural food colours and flavours;
Recombinant DNA technology and genetic manipulation; Genetically modified
organisms/foods – basic concepts and methods to achieve & identify target genes;
Safety and applicability of modified foods and food ingredients; Anti-nutritional
factors in cereals and pulses; Biotechnological approaches (enzymes/proteins &
effective processing parameters)towards reducing/modifying anti-nutritional factors
in foods and food ingredients
BIO-CFTRI-3174
Functional Foods
Definition and applicability; Basis to identify functional components in varied
sources; Characterization of bioactives from edible sources with defined functional
attributes and elucidation of their structure-function relationship; Benefits of
identified functional attributes in food ingredients and prepared foods; Legal
requirements and regulations for functional foods; Effect of food processing
parameters on defined functional attributes
Final Draft
BIO-CFTRI-3175
Nutraceuticals
Definition, terminologies and scope; Plant, animal (marine & sea foods) and
microbial based nutraceuticals and their characteristics; Structure-function
relationship of defined & characterized nutraceuticals; Potential nutraceuticals (one
or two) and their benefits in selected (two each) fruits, vegetables, pulses, cereals,
algae (including marine), herbs, spices, plantation crops, desirable microbes and
sea foods; Legal requirements and regulations for nutraceuticals; Effect of food
processing parameters on defined nutraceuticals
BIO-CFTRI-3176
Dietary Supplements
Definition, characteristics and scope; Status in selected countries across the globe;
Intake of dietary supplements and positive health benefits; Performance and
functionality; Interaction with one or more functions of human health;
Technological suitability of supplements in food processing; Legal requirements and
regulations for usage of dietary supplements
BIO-CFTRI-3177
Convenience and Wellness Foods
Major bioactive constituents in pepper, ginger, chilli and turmeric; Cocoa bean
fermentation and cocoa based products; Citrus peel oil, fruit pectin and vinegar;
Protein isolates and hydrolysates from pulses (oilseeds) and their biological
activities; Millets and minor legumes as potential source of bioactives and
nutritionals; Emerging trends – frozen dough and healthy bakery foods; Cured
meat products; Fermented (including traditional) meat and fish products; Ready-toprepare (cook) foods based on cereals and legumes; Ready-to-eat shelf stable
thermally (retorting) processed foods
BIO-CFTRI-3178
Prebiotics and Probiotics
Microorganisms and human health; Prebiotics – definition, nomenclature and
significance; Non-digestible higher polysaccharides; Categories of prebiotics;
Interaction between prebiotics and microbiota; Probiotics – definition,
nomenclature, selection criteria and attributes; Probiotic microorganisms – lactic
acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, yeasts; Protocols for commercial probiotic
preparations; Health and therapeutic attributes; Safety of probiotics and food
applications; Molecular characterization of benefitical attributes associated with
probiotics and prebiotics
BIO-CFTRI-3179
Fermented Foods and Beverages
Lactic, acetic, alcoholic and mixed fermentations; Microbial production of
polysaccharides, vitamins, amino acids, colours and flavours with one example for
each category of products; Milk-based fermented foods – cheese and fermented
milks (including Indian traditional foods); Fermented foods based on cereals &
Final Draft
pulses, meat and vegetables
BIO-CFTRI-3180
Sensory Profiling of Foods
Introduction to sensory perception; Physical and chemical sensory scores –
quantitative descriptive analysis; Food flavourings; Taints and off-flavours;
Instrumental analysis of food flavours; Texture and colour measurements;
Packaging materials and their interactions with food constituents; Instrumental and
statistical methods in sensory analysis; Requisites of sensory panel, consumer test
ranking and Hedonic data analysis
BIO-CFTRI-3181
Microbial Kinetics
Kinetics of microbial growth and death; Bioreactors for microbial cultures and their
metabolites; Scale-up process and requisite equipments and process controls;
Optimized parameters in fermentation process – composition & sterilization of
nutrient medium, aeration, temperature and other influencing parameters
BIO-CFTRI-3182
Food Safety
Microbial contaminants – spoilage & pathogenic bacteria and fungi; Microbial toxins;
Limiting factors for survival/growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms;
Other food contaminants – heavy metals and residues of pesticides & antibiotics;
Food regulations – national and international; Quality systems in food chain – ISO
9001, 14001, 17025 and 22000
BIO-CFTRI-3183
Food Based Nutritional Significance
Nutrition and human health; Macro- and micro-nutrients in food ingredients;
Influence of food processing parameters on the efficacy of nutrients; Nutrition
related metabolic disorders; Dietary strategies in health and disease management;
Health benefits from plant and animal derived bioactive molecules including spice
principles; Food based approach and community nutrition; Recommended dietary
intake for nutrients and balanced diets in Indian scenario
BIO-CFTRI-3184
Food Chain Establishment
Food plant management – definition and scope; Food plant design & machineries –
Regulatory requirements; Concept of hygiene & sanitation in food plant design;
Management and its role in planning and coordination; System analysis – basic
principles and methodologies; Market research and promotional avenues; Financial
aspects and inventory control; Demand and supply in food industry; Computer
applications in food processing sector – database, operating systems, networking
and others; Intellectual Property Rights and Patents; Scientific documentation of
Research outputs
Final Draft
CIMAP
100 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CIMAP-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-CIMAP-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-CIMAP-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-CIMAP-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Final Draft
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CIMAP-2001
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
Chromatography, Mass spectrometry and Protein identification, Protein interactions :
Isothermal calorimetry, Analytical ultracentrifuge, Surface Plasmon resonance,
Fluorescence spectroscopy, FACS, Imaging: Electron microscopy, Confocal microscopy,
Atomic force microscopy, Single molecule imaging and structure determination of
protein complexes, In vivo imaging, RNA/ DNA quantitation (capillary based methods),
DNA and protein microarray, NMR, X-Ray crystallography
BIO-CIMAP-2002
Biology of Macromolecules
Basic
concept: life forms from prokaryotes to eukaryotes; molecules, building
blocks;Water and Buffer systems; Nucleic acids and proteins; Lipids; Sugars;
Anabolism and catabolism of building blocks and macromolecules
BIO-CIMAP-2003
Biology of Inheritance
Evolution, Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, Chromosome theory of inheritance, Codominance and incomplete dominance; pleiotropism, genotypic interactions, epistasis,
mechanism of epistasis; Mitosis and Meiosis in plants, animal and human. Cell cycle
and cell division. Linkage and mapping in eukaryotes; FISH / GISH, coincidence and
interference. Concept of sex determination and patterns in plants and animals; sex
chromosomes; Sex-linked, sex-limited and sex-influenced characters. Extra-nuclear
inheritance: determining non-Mendelian Inheritance; maternal effects, cytoplasmic
inheritance. Nature and components of variation, heritability and genetic advance, self
incompatibility and male sterility system, role of mutations and chromosome
modifications, induction of polyploidy and its significance, Genetic consequences of self
and cross fertilization, mating systems, apomixes.
BIO-CIMAP-2004
Biology of Infection
Introduction to microorganisms, types of infection, development and manifestation,
defence against infection, prevention of infections, resistance in infectious organisms.
BIO-CIMAP-2005
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
Introduction to genomics; Cloning vectors (plasmids, cosmids, BAC, PAC, YAC)
genomes and genes; genome organization; Techniques in genomics; Advance
sequencing techniques and their application in genomics; DNA Sequence assembly;
Application of genomics tools in genotype designing and drug discovery; Defining
the genome: from size to functions; Chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes; Functional
genomics and beyond.
BIO-CIMAP-2006
Protein Science and Proteomics
Introduction proteomics; Extraction of proteins; Separation of proteins; Organelle
proteomics; Protein identification and characterization; Structural proteomics and
computational analysis; Protein-protein interactions; Techniques for Proteome
research;
High
throughput
proteomic
screening
for
novel
bioactive
peptides/proteins/enzymes
BIO-CIMAP-2007
Systems Biology
Central dogma of life, Concept of genome, transcriptome, proteome and metabolome;
Comparasion of genomes/transcriptome/proteomes /metabolomes; Synteny; Gene
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expression subsets; Primary and secondary metabolism; Analytical tools for systems
biology; Applications in plant research.
BIO-CIMAP-2008
Xenobiotic Interaction and Response
Toxicokinetics, general toxicology, phytotoxicology, environmental toxicology, adverse
drug reaction, drug safety profiling and regulatory toxicology.
BIO-CIMAP-2009
Plant-Microbe Interaction
Plant growth promoting microbes; Microbial bio-inoculants; Nitrogen fixing
microorganisms: mechanism of nitrogen fixation; Plant diseases and management,
Biological control of pathogens; Role of microbial technology in agriculture.
BIO-CIMAP-2010
Plant Environment Interaction
Introduction to environment: classification, components of environment; Ecology and
ecosystems; Symbiotic relationships; Plant responses to abiotic & biotic stresses; Plant
- soil interactions.
BIO-CIMAP-2011
Molecular Therapeutics
General pharmacology, phytopharmacology, drug receptor interactions, in-vitro and invivo bioassays in drug discovery and development
BIO-CIMAP-2015
Crop Protection
Major pests of crops; Insect - plant relationship; Principles of insect physiology;
Toxicology and pathology; Insecticide resistance and residue monitoring; Biopesticides
and integrated pest management.
BIO-CIMAP-2016
Developmental Biology-Plants
Development and differentiation in plants: Physiological and biochemical basis; Genetic
regulation of spatial and temporal development; Genetic regulation of plant growth and
development, gametophyte development, fertilization and seed development, seed
germination, seed adaptation in relation to environment; Effect of development on
plant secondary metabolism.
BIO-CIMAP-2017
Epigenetics and Chromatin Organization
Introduction to epigenetics; Techniques in epigenetics; Epigenetics in plants evolution,
adaptation and environmental stress, Chromatin structure; Organization of nucleosome
and chromosomes; Molecular aspects of cell division and cell cycle. DNA replication in
Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. RNA transcription and processing; Transcriptional
regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Protein synthesis, protein modifications and
secretion; Regulation of protein synthesis; Transposable genetic elements, Types and
mechanisms of transposition.
BIO-CIMAP-2021
Molecular Breeding of Plants
Introduction and techniques in molecular breeding; Morphological and Molecular
markers, QTL analysis; Application of molecular breeding in plants; Development of
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mapping populations; Molecular mapping and gene tagging of important traits; Markerassisted selection; Gene pyramiding.
BIO-CIMAP-2024
Bioresources and Bioprospection
Phyto-taxonomy principles and fundamentals; Biodiversity: principles, importance and
characterization; Threats, conservation and gene banking; Remote sensing and GIS
concepts and approaches; Bio prospection: principle, techniques and applications.
BIO-CIMAP-2206
Crop Production Systems
Sustainable agriculture: crop growth and yield, adaptation of plants to water variation;
Soil fertility and nutrient management; IPNMS system; Precision agriculture;
Agroforestry systems; Soil-plant-water relationship; Energy concepts; Physiomorphological behaviour of plants; Isotopes and radiation techniques; Metabolic and
hormonal responses; Natural resource management.
BIO-CIMAP-2207
Intellectual Property Management
BIO-CIMAP-2208
Applied and fundamental aspects of In Vitro Plant/Cell/Tissue/ Organ Culture
Introduction to Plant Cellular totipotency: Process and mechanism; Differentiation,
morphogenesis and Somatic embryogenesis; Haploids: Androgenic and gynogenic;
Endosperm culture, triploid production and its applications; Somaclonal variations;
Somatic hybridization; In vitro production of commercially useful secondary
metabolites; Scale up studies using bioreactors; Biotransformations.
BIO-CIMAP-2209
Crop Modelling and System Research
Systems-definition, input-output relationships, crop modelling-static descriptive and
explanatory models, modelling techniques, Crop modelling- methods for water and
nutrient stress effects, data requirement and limitations, Modelling crop-environment
interaction, applications of simulation modelling in environmental impact assessment;
Agro and post-harvest technology development and dissemination.
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CIMAP-3001
Seminar Course (compulsory)
BIO-CIMAP-3003
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Transgenic plants: Advances in producing transgenics, selection, identification,
molecular analysis for confirmation and applications. Molecular farming: salient
achievements and future prospects. Metabolic engineering for pathway
modulations: propose and potentials. Agrobacterium as natural genetic engineer;
molecular mechanism, controlling factors and advantages.
BIO-CIMAP-3004
Frontiers of Biology: Synthetic Biology
Molecular biology of metabolic processes in plants and microbes. Molecular regulators
of metabolic pathways. Approaches of engineering metabolic pathways in heterologous
systems (plants, microbes and insect cell lines)
BIO-CIMAP-3005
Advanced Bioinformatics
Databases and resources in Bioinformatics, Gene expression analysis, Sequence
analysis and algorithms, Protein and nucleic acid properties, Taxonomy and
phylogeny, Next generation sequencing, Structural Bioinformatics, Molecular
modeling and simulations, Comparative and functional genomics, Modelling
biological systems, Drug design, Advanced programming and scripting.
BIO-CIMAP-3009
Gene Environment Interaction
Recent advances in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Impact of
environmental changes at molecular and cellular levels in plants.
BIO-CIMAP-3010
Advances in Gene Silencing
Gene silencing: Mechanism, techniques and applications; Antisense RNA technology,
RNAi and VIGS; siRNA & miRNA : Biogenesis, translocations, Methods of isolation,
characterization and application.
BIO-CIMAP-3013
Advances in Crop Disease Management
Genetic improvement of microbial bio control agents-metabolites, rhizosphere
colonization, disease control; Mass multiplication of bio control agents, delivery
systems, monitoring, commercial bio pesticides, quality control of bio control agents;
Enzyme based formulations-status and problems; Molecular diagnostic methods,
pathogen-derived resistance, genetic engineering approaches to develop disease
resistant plants; Integrated disease management strategies.
BIO-CIMAP-3014
Integrated Pest Management
Trends in the development of Integrated Pest Management in national and international
level, IPM Theory and Practice, economic threshold concept and economic
consideration, Biological control agents, Integration of different methods of pest
management, Cost-benefit ratios, case studies of successful IPM programmes
Final Draft
BIO-CIMAP-3206
Anti microbial agents and drug resistance
Classification of antimicrobial agents; mechanism of antimicrobial agents, mechanism
of drug resistance, strategies for combating drug resistance
BIO-CIMAP-3207
Drug delivery and Pharmaceutical formulations
Introduction to pharmaceutical dosage forms, Conventional methods for drug delivery,
Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS)
BIO-CIMAP-3208
In-vitro secondary metabolite production and biotransformation
Production of commercially useful secondary metabolites by callus/ cell suspension/
hairy root cultures: induction, kinetics of growth and product formation, optimization of
physical/chemical factors, precursor-feeding, permeabilization, elicitation and
immobilization for improved product recovery. Scale up studies using bioreactors for
commercial production-general principles of bioreactors, design optimizations and
downstream processing. Biotransformations using cell/hairy root cultures for generating
pharmaceutical lead molecules.
BIO-CIMAP-3209
Plant Pathogenesis
Principles and concepts in host-pathogen relationship, recognition concept and infection
for pathogens; role of enzymes, toxins, growth regulators in disease development;
oxidative burst; phytoalexins, PR proteins, elicitors-defense strategies, signal
transduction, systemic acquired resistance and induced systemic resistance, defense
genes, hypersensitive reaction, programmed cell death, viral induced gene silencing, Rgene expression and transcription profiling
BIO-CIMAP-3210
Biology & Chemistry of Natural Products
Classification of plant metabolites – primary & secondary metabolites; various classes
of secondary metabolites – Alkaloids, Terpenoids, Phenylpropanoids and their
complexes; extraction procedures for natural products; structure elucidation methods
for identification of new compound/NCEs; structural modification of natural products.
Bioprospecting natural products.
BIO-CIMAP-3211
Biology of inflammation and diseases
Activated innate and adapted immune responses, Pathobiology of inflammation,
inflammatory reactions in infectious and non-infectious disease conditions, autoimmune disorders
BIO-CIMAP-3212
Soil and crop management
Chemistry of soil fertility, principles and methods of soil and plant analysis, fertilizer
and fertilizers use technology, mineral nutrition of plants, manures and fertilizers,
development and management and of salt affected and other problematic soils,
agrometrology, cropping and farming systems, allelochemicals interaction in plants and
soils.
Final Draft
CSMCRI
100 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-CSMCRI1-001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-CSMCRI1-002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-CSMCRI1-003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-CSMCRI1-004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
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Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
BIO-CSMCRI-2001
Course content
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
Part-I Chromatographic Analysis:
GLC, HPLC, HPTLC and Flash chromatography
Part- II- Spectroscopic analysis:
UV, AAS and Mass spectrometry
Part- III – Microscopy
Light Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, SEM and TEM
NMR Spectroscopy in Plant Metabolomics: Introduction & Scope of NMR Spectroscopy
and Applications of NMR Spectroscopy in Plant Metabolomics
Electrophoresis: agarose and polyacrylamide gel (native and denaturing), 2-D gel
Centrifugation (high speed, ultra and differential centrifugation)
Common Molecular Biology Techniques
Chromatography: affinity, ion exchange, hydrophobic chromatography, size exclusion
and reverse phase chromatography
Proteomics- MALDI-MS/MS, LC-ESI-MS/MS
Practical
Chromatography Techniques
Spectroscopy Techniques
BIO-CSMCRI-2002
Biology of Macromolecules
Structure and function of Cell and Cell organelles, Nucleic acids and proteins;
Chromatin structure; Organization of nucleosome and chromosomes; Molecular aspects
of cell division and cell cycle; DNA replication in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes; RNA
transcription and processing; Transcriptional regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes;
Genetic code: Properties and codon usage patterns; Protein synthesis, protein
modifications and secretion; Regulation of protein synthesis; Transposable genetic
elements, Types and mechanisms of transposition; Chloroplast and Mitochondrial
Genome Organization
BIO-CSMCRI-2003
Biology of Inheritance
Evolution, Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, Chromosome theory of inheritance, Codominance and incomplete dominance; pleiotropism, genotypic interactions, epistasis,
mechanism of epistasis; Mitosis and Meiosis in plants, animal and human. Cell cycle
and cell division. Linkage and mapping in eukaryotes; Coincidence and interference.
Concept of sex determination and patterns in plants and animals; sex chromosomes;
Sex-linked, sex-limited and sex-influenced characters. Extra-nuclear inheritance:
determining non-Mendelian Inheritance; maternal effects, cytoplasmic inheritance.
Nature and components of variation, heritability and genetic advance, self
incompatibility and male sterility system, role of mutations and chromosome
modifications, Genetic consequences of self and cross fertilization, mating systems,
apomixes.
BIO-CSMCRI-2005
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
Introduction to genomics; Techniques in genomics; Advance sequencing techniques
and their application in genomics; Application of genomics study in plants
BIO-CSMCRI-2006
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Protein Science and Proteomics
Introduction proteomics; Extraction of proteins for proteomics analysis; Separation of
proteins for proteomics analysis; Organelle proteomics; Protein identification and
characterization;
Post-translational modifications; Structural
proteomics
and
computational analysis; Protein-protein interactions; Techniques for Proteome
research;
High
throughput
proteomic
screening
for
novel
bioactive
peptides/proteins/enzymes
BIO-CSMCRI-2009
Plant-Microbe Interaction
Plant growth promoting bacteria, mycorrhizae, actinorhiza, current advances in
microbial bio-inoculants, latest concepts in taxonomy of nitrogen fixing
microorganisms, plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, mechanism of nitrogen fixation,
molecular basis for legume rhizobia interaction, nitrogen fixation in free living and
associative bacteria, actinorhizal symbiosis, role of biotechnology in agriculture
Concept, definitions, importance, principles of plant disease management with
bioagents, history of biological control, merits and demerits of biological control, types
of biological interactions, operational mechanisms and its relevance in biological
control, Factors governing biological control of pathogens, comparative approaches to
biological control of plant pathogens by resident and introduced antagonists
Economic impact of viral and viroid diseases, molecular characteristics, movement
through plasmodesmata and vasculature, viral determinants involved in phloem
transport of plant viruses
BIO-CSMCRI-2010
Plant Environment Interaction
Introduction to environment: classification, components of environment; Ecology and
ecosystems; Symbiotic relationship; Introduction to abiotic stress; Plant responses to
abiotic stresses; Introduction to biotic stress; Plant responses to biotic stress
BIO-CSMCRI-2019
In Vitro Development and Morphogenesis in Plants
Introduction, Production of disease free quality planting materials; Somaclonal
variations
(concept and applications,
visual,
molecular
and other screening
methods); Haploids (anther, ovule culture and bulbosum technique, detection of
haploids, applications); Endosperm culture, triploid production and its application;
Protoplast culture, somatic hybrids and cybrids, selection strategies and applications;
Secondary metabolites, hairy root culture, molecular farming, scale up studies using
bioreactors; Ex situ conservation, short and long term storage of germplasm;
Applications of tissue culture in commercialization; In vitro methods of crop
improvement using transgenic technology and their Implications
BIO-CSMCRI-2021
Molecular Breeding of Plants
Introduction to molecular breeding; Techniques in molecular breeding; Morphological
and Molecular markers, QTL analysis; Application of molecular breeding in plants.,
development of mapping populations (F2, Back crosses, Recombinant Inbred Lines ,
Near Isogenic Lines and Doubled Haploid lines). Molecular mapping and gene tagging of
important traits, Marker-assisted selection, Gene pyramiding. Antisense RNA
technology. production of transgenic plants; gmos, biosafety issues.
BIO-CSMCRI-2023
Natural Resource Management
Sustainable agriculture, Soil fertility and productivity, SOM, Nutrients function,
Dynamics of major plant nutrients, nutrient use efficiency, IPNMS system, Precision
agriculture, Growth Analysis, Crop response function, Economics of Agroforestry
systems
BIO-CSMCRI-2027
Bioresource Production Systems
Advances in Soil-plant-water Relationship: Energy concepts, Physio-morphological
behaviour of plants, Soil physico-chemical properties, isotopes and radiation
techniques, Metabolic and hormonal responses, Water use efficiency, Crop growth and
yield, adaptation of plants to water variation
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-CSMCRI-3001
Seminar Course (compulsory)
History of science with emphasis on Indian contribution: Seminar by students on any
contemporary topic
BIO-CSMCRI-3005
Advanced Bioinformatics
Databases and resources in Bioinformatics, Gene expression analysis, Sequence
analysis and algorithms, Next generation sequencing, Non-coding elements, Structural
Bioinformatics, Programming and Scripting, Statistics
BIO-CSMCRI-3009
Gene Environment Interaction
Recent advances in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Impact of
environmental changes at molecular and cellular levels in plants.
BIO-CSMCRI-3010
Advances in Gene Silencing and Epigenetics
Gene silencing: Mechanism of gene silencing in plants, Techniques in gene silencing,
Application of gene silencing in plants; Introduction to small RNA; Biogenesis of small
RNAs; Translocation of small RNAs in plants; Methods of small RNA isolation and
characterization; Application of small RNAs in plants. Mechanism and applications of
Epigenetics in plants
BIO-CSMCRI-3011
Microbial Diversity and Habitat Ecology
Current
developments
in
microbial
taxonomy,
phenotypic
microarrays,
chemotaxonomy, nucleic acid and protein based methods, explorations for yet to be
cultured microorganisms, metagenomics approach and recent topics on various groups
of microorganisms, basis of adaptation to extreme environments, biotechnological
applications of extremophilic microorganisms, industrially important extremophilic
enzymes, assignments and discussions
BIO-CIMAP-3014
Integrated Pest Management
Trends in the development of Integrated Pest Management in national and international
level, IPM Theory and Practice, economic threshold concept and economic
consideration, Biological control agents, Integration of different methods of pest
management, Cost-benefit ratios, case studies of successful IPM programmes
BIO-CSMCRI-3241
Fermentation Technology
BIO-CSMCRI-3242
Salt tolerance mechanism in plants and Genetic manipulation
Gene resources: Salt responsive genes from halophytes; Gene cloning: Subtractive
hybridization, RACE; Cloning vectors and their characteristics, Restriction digestion,
ligation of DNA molecules; Recombinant selection and confirmation. Transcript profiling
under salt stress, isolation of stress inducible promoter and their characterization, Plant
transformation: Construction of expression vector, Methods of transformationAgrobacterium mediated and Gene gun. Transgenic analysis: PCR approach, Southern
blotting, Northern blotting.
BIO-CSMCRI-3243
Final Draft
Biology of marine macroalgae
The marine environment; Introduction to marine macroalgae, Classification, Molecular
systematic & phylogeny and life histories; Seaweed communities and biotic
interactions; Physiology: Nutrient uptake, assimilation and growth kinetics; Abiotic
stress mechanisms; In vitro culture and micropropagation: media preparation and
culture methods; Clonal propagation and selection of strains; Macroalgal diseases,
control measures and defense system; Application of biotechnological interventions for
genetic improvement; Cultivation of macroalgae; seaweed conservation; Economic
importance of macroalgae and their products.
BIO-CSMCRI-3244
Wasteland biology and reclamation
Categories of wasteland in India, Land use capability classification, Principles and
methods of soil, plant and water analysis, Dynamics of macro and micro-nutrients in
soil, Soil fertility and productivity, Soil-plant-water relationship, Response of plants to
various environmental stress, Wastelands vegetations, Microbial community structure,
Plant-microbe interaction, Biofuel and non-traditional crops for wastelands, Sustainable
agriculture and precision farming, Management of saline, sodic and other wastelands,
Life cycle assessment for production systems
Final Draft
IGIB
100 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IGIB-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IGIB-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IGIB-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IGIB-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Final Draft
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IGIB-2005
Course content
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
G. K. Chesterton said: "A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma.
Whether or no it is permanent, it claims permanence, like a dogma. People ask why
we have no typical architecture of the modern world, like impressionism in painting.
Surely it is obviously because we have not enough dogmas; we cannot bear to see
anything in the sky that is solid and enduring, anything in the sky that does not
change like the clouds of the sky."
Science moves forward by the demolishing of existing dogmas. Nowhere in biology
is it more relevant today than our understanding of the genome and its complexity.
The course will chart the changes in our understanding and appreciation of the
human, and other, genomes. It will attempt to bring forth the latest concepts in
dissecting the genome and revealing functional elements of evolutionary and
regulatory importance.
BIO-IGIB-2006
Protein Science and Proteomics
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BIO-IGIB-2276
Proteins, sequence-folding relationship, evolution of sequence, silent mutations
and folding, diseases of conformation.
Structure and conformation, techniques and challenges
Dynamic regulation of protein function
Why proteomics?, Basic principles, 1D and 2D gel electrophoresis, Differential
in gel electrophoresis, Fractionation techniques used in proteomics, Peptide
fragmentation, Quantitative proteomics using LC MS approach, Challenges in
plasma proteomics
The host and the invaders: the eternal battle
The invader: survival stratagies of pathogens, virulence factors, sensing of
environment and regulation of virulence gene expression, subversion of host
defence mechanisms.
The Host: host defence processes, involvement of immune cells and their
mediators, abnormalities in host immune system and their implication in disease
processes.
BIO-IGIB-2277
The nature of chemical and biological diversity
Molecular Diversity and Biosynthetic pathways, Multi-functional Enzymatic
assemblies, Coevolution of the chemical and biological world within the organisms
BIO-IGIB-2278
Dynamic nature of biology
Dynamic regulation of biological processes enable the cell and in turn the organism
to survive a changing environment and thrive. Regulation has multiple layers
starting from genome structure to gene expression and function. The mechanisms
of regulation and the consequences of breakdown of regulation such as disease and
loss of viability will be discussed.
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course content
BIO-IGIB-3276
Playing with Genomes
The course will provide hands-on oppurtunity to assemble and annotate a genome.
BIO-IGIB-3277
Complex Disease Genomics
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BIO-IGIB-3278
Death & Disease: the cellular dilemma
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BIO-IGIB-3279
Using the genome to unravel complex diseases
Looking for the needles in the haystack: Genome Wide Association Studies
(GWAS)
The intimate but mysterious relationship between genotype and phenotype
Genetic differences & personalized medicine
Genetic differences and predictive power
Cellular death, various forms and mechanisms
The why and wherefore of death
Death as a preventative for disease
When death pathways breakdown
The Micro-World
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Microbial diversity
Culturable and unculturable bacteria
Microbial community structure and dynamics
Microbial-Environmental Interactions
Human body as a microbial observatory
Metagenomics and synthetic biology
BIO-IGIB-3280
Space and Time in Biological Systems
The different scales of time in biology
How time is defined at the organismal and cellular level
How time delays and periodicity is generted in biological systems
How do network motifs regulate biological processes
BIO-IGIB-3281
Immortality: the everlasting quest
The ability to regenerate lost or damaged organs is a dream humans have had since
the beginning of civilization. Although humans have very limited capacity for
regeneration, there are a many organisms that can regenerate complete organs and at
times their whole body. We will explore these magical organisms and distill what we
have learnt from studies of such organisms.
The discussion course will try to estimate what our challenges will be if stem cell
biology has to meet its expectations. We will discuss the latest advances made in the
field of stem cell biology and the extent of our present ability to convert somatic cells
into stem cells and then lead them down particular pathways of differentiation. The
need to understand development and cellular reprogramming to generate tissues of our
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choice from the pluripotent stem cells.
BIO-IGIB-3282
Electronics for Biologists
Revolution in electronics has transformed our lives over the last few decades. However,
most of the complex electronic systems that we see today are constructed from a few
basic electronic components. The aim of the course is two-fold: To explain and
demonstrate how complexity arises out of a few basic electronic elements thereby
encouraging students to draw parallels between complex biological systems and
electronic systems. Secondly, students will learn how to create complex interactive
objects and environments such as sensing platforms using open source Arduino
microcontrollers. Basic principles of optics will also be introduced as a part of the
course and participants will have an opportunity for hands-on exploration of common
biological instruments such as microscopes, cell sorters and sequencers. The course
has enough flexibility built-in so that students can design their own assignment projects
and explore their areas interest.
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IHBT
100 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IHBT-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IHBT-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IHBT-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IHBT-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
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Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
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200 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IHBT-2001
Biotechniques
pH and Buffers in Biology, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Mass
spectrometry, Radioisotopes, Microscopy, Immunotechniques, Gene and
genome technologies, Spectroscopy, Protein and proteomics, Techniques in
Plant Physiology, Techniques in Microbiology, Techniques in cell and tissue
culture
BIO-IHBT-2002
Biology of Macromolecules
Structure and function of Cell and Cell organelles, Nucleic acids and proteins;
Chromatin structure; Organization of nucleosome and chromosomes; Molecular
aspects of cell division and cell cycle; DNA replication in Prokaryotes and
Eukaryotes; RNA transcription and processing; Transcriptional regulation in
prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Genetic code: Properties and codon usage
patterns; Protein synthesis, protein modifications and secretion; Regulation of
protein synthesis; Transposable genetic elements, Types and mechanisms of
transposition; Chloroplast and Mitochondrial Genome Organization
Enzymes, Enzyme kinetics, Why study enzyme kinetics? Single substrate,
bisubstrate reactions, Determination of Km. Enzyme inhibition – Reversible and
irreversible inhibition, Competitive, Non-competitive and uncompetitive
inhibition
BIO-IHBT-2003
Biology of Inheritance
Evolution, Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, Chromosome theory of inheritance, Codominance and incomplete dominance; pleiotropism, genotypic interactions,
epistasis, mechanism of epistasis; Mitosis and Meiosis in plants, animal and
human. Cell cycle and cell division. Linkage and mapping in eukaryotes;
Coincidence and interference. Concept of sex determination and patterns in
plants and animals; sex chromosomes; Sex-linked, sex-limited and sexinfluenced characters. Extra-nuclear inheritance: determining non-Mendelian
Inheritance; maternal effects, cytoplasmic inheritance. Nature and components
of variation, heritability and genetic advance, self incompatibility and male
sterility system, role of mutations and chromosome modifications, Genetic
consequences of self and cross fertilization, mating systems, apomixes.
BIO-IHBT-2004
Biology of Infection
Host pathogen interaction
Infection and infectious process and routes of transmission, Methods of
transmission and role of vectors (Mosquitoes, Sand fly)
Description and pathology of bacterial diseases
Infections caused by Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria, Tuberculosis,
Principles of antibiotic action mechanisms and molecular basis of antibiotic
resistance
Description and pathology of fungal diseases
Infections caused by candida spp, Infections caused by filamentous fungi
Description and pathology of parasitic infections e.g. Malaria and Leishmania
General properties of viruses
Structure and replication of DNA and RNA viruses, Virus-host interactions,
Detection and Cultivation of viruses
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Description and pathology of viral infections
Infections caused by Flavi-viruses, Pox viruses, herpes viruses, myxo and
paramyxo viruses, adenoviruses and other respiratory viruses, hepatitis viruses,
HIV
Biology and pathogenesis involved in Flavi-viruses
Immunology
Innate and acquired immunity, Components of immune system, T-cell subsets
and surface markers, antigen processing and presentation, Antigen-antibody
interactions, Types of hypersensitivity reactions, Host response to viral infection
(anti-viral immunity), antiviral compounds, Vaccines and vaccinations
Techniques in diagnostic microbiology: Immunological techniques, Serological
techniques, Nucleic acid techniques,
Biological safety in handling pathogenic bacteria and viruses
BIO-IHBT-2005
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
Introduction to genomics; Cloning vectors (plasmids, cosmids, BAC, PAC, YAC).
Genome Organization: Nuclear, Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Genome,
Techniques in genomics; Advance sequencing techniques and their application
in genomics; Application of genomics study in plants
Genome mapping: Markers and methods for genome mapping, Linkage
analysis, Genome-wide association studies. Overview of Arabidopsis and rice
genome.
BIO-IHBT-2006
Protein Science and Proteomics
Amino Acids and Proteins
Peptide backbone, side chains, polarity, Absorbance, Single letter codes etc.
Protein Structure
Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, covalent modifications
of the polypeptide chain, Forces that determine protein structure, Structural
motifs in regulatory proteins: DNA-binding proteins, Zinc finger motif, Helix T
urn Helix motif Basic Leucine Zipper motifs.
Tools: Databank of protein sequences (SWISS-PROT), Basics of protein
sequence
alignment
Protein Regulation
Enzymes I: Mechanism of Catalysis
Enzymes II: Kinetics & Regulation
Protein Methods: Protein separation and purification Methods
Protein Function Analysis
The Life Cycle of a Protein: Folding to Destruction
(Proteasomes and unbiquitination)
Introduction proteomics; Extraction of proteins for proteomics analysis;
Separation of proteins for proteomics analysis; Organelle proteomics; Protein
identification and characterization; Post-translational modifications; Structural
proteomics and computational analysis; Protein-protein interactions; Techniques
for Proteome research; High throughput proteomic screening for novel bioactive
peptides/proteins/enzymes
BIO-IHBT-2009
Plant-Microbe Interaction
Principles and Concepts in Host-Pathogen Relationship, Recognition Concept and
Infection for Pathogens and Non-Pathogens, Role of Enzymes, Toxins, Growth
Regulators in Disease Development, Oxidative Burst, Phenolics, Phytoalexins,
PR Proteins, Elicitors-Defense Strategies, Signal Transduction, Systemic
Acquired Resistance and Induced Systemic Resistance Structural Genes,
Defense Genes, Hypersensitive Reaction, Reactive Oxygen Species,
Phytoalexins, Programmed Cell Death, Viral Induced Gene Silencing, R-Gene
Expression and Transcription Profiling, Mapping and Cloning of Resistance
Genes and Marker-Aided Selection, Gene Pyramiding.
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Economic Impact of Viral and Viroid Diseases, Molecular Characteristics,
Movement through Plasmodesmata and Vasculature, Viral Determinants
Involved in Phloem Transport of Plant Viruses.
BIO-IHBT-2010
Plant Environment Interaction
Introduction to environment: classification, components of environment;
Ecology and ecosystems; Phenotypic plasticity and plant adaptation;
Introduction to abiotic stress; Plant responses to abiotic stresses; Introduction
to biotic stress; Plant responses to biotic stress
BIO-IHBT-2015
Crop Protection
Major pests of crops, insect host plant relationship, principles of insect
physiology, toxicology and pathology, insecticide resistance and residue
monitoring, insect pest management, biopesticides, principals of integrated
pest management
BIO-IHBT-2016
Developmental Biology-Plants
Introduction to developmental biology of plants, genetic regulation of plant
growth and development, gametophyte development, fertilization and seed
development, seed germination, seed adaptation in relation to environment
BIO-IHBT-2019
In Vitro Development and Morphogenesis in Plants
Introduction, Production of disease free quality planting materials; Somaclonal
variations (concept and applications, visual, molecular and other screening
methods); Haploids (anther, ovule culture and bulbosum technique, detection of
haploids, applications); Endosperm culture, triploid production and its
application; Protoplast culture, somatic hybrids and cybrids, selection strategies
and applications; Secondary metabolites, hairy root culture, molecular farming,
scale up studies using bioreactors; Ex situ conservation, short and long term
storage of germplasm; Applications of tissue culture in commercialization; In
vitro methods of crop improvement using transgenic technology and their
Implications
BIO-IHBT-2021
Molecular Breeding of Plants
Introduction to molecular breeding; Techniques in molecular breeding;
Morphological and Molecular markers, QTL analysis; Application of molecular
breeding in plants, Mapping populations (F2, Back crosses, Recombinant Inbred
Lines , Near Isogenic Lines and Doubled Haploid lines). Molecular mapping and
gene tagging of important traits, Marker-assisted selection, Gene pyramiding,
Association mapping, Genomic selections.
BIO-IHBT-2023
Natural Resource Management
Sustainable agriculture, Soil fertility and productivity, SOM, Nutrients function,
Dynamics of major plant nutrients, nutrient use efficiency, IPNMS system,
Precision agriculture, Growth Analysis, Crop response function, Economics of
Agroforestry systems
BIO-IHBT-2024
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Bioresources and Bioprospection
Phyto-taxonomy principles and fundamentals, Hotspots, Mega-diversity, Threat
categorization, Conservation initiatives, Principles and Practices of Ecology,
habitats,
Biomes, Community and continuum, Community organization,
Diversity, Succession, Productivity, Trophic organization and Plant invasion,
Principles of remote sensing, Sensors, Platforms, Digital image processing,
Introduction and component of GIS, GIS data types, GIS analysis.
BIO-IHBT-2027
BIO-IHBT-2311
Bioresource Production Systems
Advances in Soil-plant-water Relationship: Energy concepts, Physiomorphological behaviour of plants, Soil physico-chemical properties, isotopes
and radiation techniques, Metabolic and hormonal responses, Water use
efficiency, Crop growth and yield, adaptation of plants to water variation
Nutrigenomics
Nutrition and its importance in human health, nutrition and human genetic
diversity, epigenomicc and nutrition, ethical issue and social implication,
nutritional enrichment and quality improvement of food products, nutrient
toxicity and safety assessment, national and International standards,
regulations and recommendation for human nutrition
BIO-IHBT-2312
Advances in protected cultivation of flower crops
Crop introduction, structures, external factors influencing plant growth and
flowering, propagation, growing media and bed preparation, plantation,
varieties, deficiency and toxicity symptoms of major and micro-nutrients,
fertigation, method of crop development, crop protection, yield, grading, and
post-harvest handling.
BIO-IHBT-2313
Biofertiliser Technology
Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria, Mycorrhizae, Actinorhiza, Current Advances
in Microbial Bio-Inoculants, Latest Concepts in Taxonomy of Nitrogen Fixing
Microorganisms, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria, Mechanism of Nitrogen
Fixation, Molecular Basis for Legume Rhizobia Interaction, Nitrogen Fixation in
Free Living and Associative Bacteria, Actinorhizal Symbiosis, Role of
Biotechnology in Agriculture.
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300 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IHBT-3001
Seminar Course (compulsory)
Two parts- theory and practice
Theory (1 class and one invited speaker): Understanding listeners ; organizing
content; creating presentation; using visual aids; vocal impact; presentation
skill; maintaining confidence and building positive image; and managing
interactive session.
Practice:
BIO-IHBT-3002
Delivering seminar on a specific topic.
Cancer Biology
Introduction to cancer, cancer types and their prevalence, diseased and
cancerous cell: morphological and microscopic features, important tumor
markers, molecular basis of Key Players like carcinogens, tumor virology,
oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, cell cycle regulation in cancer
development,
role of genomic instability in cancer pathogenesis, Histone
acetylases/deacetylases
in
cancer
progression,
Understanding
of
posttranscriptional and posttranslational modifications in cancer cell,
angiogenesis and malignancy, stem cell biology & cancer stem cells, Hypoxia/
tumor cell microenvironment and important signaling pathways involved in
cancer progression, Systems Biology in cancer, epigenetics in cancer,
MicroRNAs and cancer, cell death: nacrosis and apoptosis.
Discovery and clinical validation of a targets in cancer, Pharmacokinetic and
Pharmacodynamic parameters of important anticancer drugs, tools, techniques
& important parameters involved in screening new bioactive(s) as possible
anticancer agent(s), Cell cycle regulators: Role as therapeutic targets in cancer,
gene silencing and RNAi technology in cancer treatment.
Role of Histopathological & Immunocytochemical techniques in cancer
diagnostics and research, initiation and propagation of cancer cells in cell
culture systems: Evaluation of important properties and their relevance with
human biology, Pathways involved in cell differentiation/ immortalization in
cancer.
Aggressive tumors: Gleason score in pathology, Orthotropic and xenografted
models: Importance and their limitations in understanding cancer
BIO-IHBT-3003
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Molecular mechanisms regulating metabolic pathways and cellular processes,
Recombinant technology, optimization and upscaling of engineered cells /tissue
for higher metabolite production
BIO-IHBT-3004
Frontiers of Biology: Synthetic Biology
Molecular biology of metabolic processes in plants and microbes. Molecular
regulators of metabolic pathways.
Approaches of engineering metabolic
pathways in plants and microbes
BIO-IHBT-3-
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Advanced Bioinformatics
005
Databases and resources in Bioinformatics, Gene expression analysis, Sequence
analysis and algorithms, Next generation sequencing, Non-coding elements,
Structural Bioinformatics, Programming and Scripting, Statistics
BIO-IHBT-3007
Nanobiology
Nanobiotechnology and nanomaterials, Nanomaterials synthesis,
Characterizations of nanoparticles, Biomolecules- nanoparticle interaction,
Applications in nanomedicines and nanodiagnostics.
BIO-IHBT-3009
Gene Environment Interaction
Recent advances in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Impact of
environmental changes at molecular and cellular levels in plants.
BIO-IHBT-3011
Microbial Diversity and Habitat Ecology
Current developments in microbial taxonomy, phenotypic microarrays,
chemotaxonomy, nucleic acid and protein based methods, explorations for yet
to be cultured microorganisms, metagenomics approach and recent topics on
various groups of microorganisms, basis of adaptation to extreme
environments, biotechnological applications of extremophilic microorganisms,
industrially important extremophilic enzymes, assignments and discussions
BIO-IHBT-3013
Advances in Crop Disease Management
Genetic improvement of microbial biocontrol agents-metabolites, rhizosphere
colonization, disease control; Mass multiplication of biocontrol agents, delivery
systems, monitoring, commercial biopesticides, quality control of biocontrol
agents; Enzyme based formulations-status and problems
Molecular diagnostic methods, pathogen-derived resistance, genetic engineering
approaches to develop disease resistance plants, biosafety issues related to GM
crops
Integrated Disease Management and Integrated Pest Management strategies for
control of viruses and their vectors
RNAi silencing in plant disease management
BIO-IHBT-3311
Plant Viruses as Expression Vectors for Vaccines, Gene Silencing, Drug
Delivery Vehicle
Protein expression/vaccine production; drug delivery; functional
characterization of plant genes (VIGS vectors)
BIO-IHBT-3312
Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements and their relation to nourishment, Nutraceutical and
Functional food, bioactive molecules as dietary supplements, interaction
between bioactive dietary supplement in specific diseases, in vitro cellular and
molecular mechanism of bioactive molecules and safety assessment.
BIO-IHBT-3313
Advances in Phytogenetic Remodeling
Genetic basis of generation advancement, mating systems, apomixes and its
applications, Inheritance of qualitative and quantitative characters, Response
and aids to selection, Gene pool concept, plant introduction and role of plant
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genetic resources in plant improvement, domestication, Hybridization and
selection methods for self and cross-pollinated plants, combining ability, genetic
basis of heterosis and inbreeding, development of inbreds, Development of
hybrids,
self incompatibility and male sterility in crop plants and their
commercial exploitation, development of synthetics and composites;
improvement of asexually/clonally propagated plants, quality seed production,
concept of plant ideotype, Plant breeders rights.
BIO-IHBT-3314
Special Tech for Phytogenetic Remodeling
Nature and classification of mutations; mutagens; factors affecting
mutagenesis, Induction of polyploidy, role of mutation and polyploidy in plants;
wide hybridization, barriers to crossability and methods to overcome, cell and
tissue culture, micropropagation, in vitro screening for resistance to biotic and
abiotic stresses, haploids and doubled haploids (DH) production, embryo culture
and its applications, somaclonal variation; protoplast culture and protoplast
fusion
BIO-IHBT-3315
Biometrical Appro to Phytogenetic Remodeling
Foundations of biometrical concepts; continuous variation - its nature and
origin; polygene concept; scales and transformation; components of means and
variance; heritability; prediction of response; mating designs; combining ability
analysis using line x tester and diallel approach; genotype x environment
interaction and stability analysis; genetic divergence; genotypic and phenotypic
correlations; path-coefficients and discriminant function in plant selection
BIO-IHBT-3316
Fungal Pathogenesis in Plants
principles and concepts in host-pathogen relationship, recognition concept and
infection for pathogens and non-pathogens; role of enzymes, toxins, growth
regulators in disease development; oxidative burst; phenolics, phytoalexins, PR
proteins, elicitors-defense strategies, signal transduction, systemic acquired
resistance and induced systemic resistance structural genes, defense genes,
hypersensitive reaction, reactive oxygen species, phytoalexins, programmed cell
death, viral induced gene silencing, R-gene expression and transcription
profiling, mapping and cloning of resistance genes and marker-aided selection,
gene pyramiding
BIO-IHBT-3317
Viral Pathogenesis in Plants
Manipulation of host and insect vectors by viruses for their transmission;
Replication, plant virus interactions and plant responses to biotic stress ;
Mechanism of action of viral suppressors of RNA silencing; endogenous
suppressors employed by plant viruses to overcome silencing; viral sRNAmediated regulation of gene expression in compatible interactions,
transcriptome and proteome dynamics in response to infection
BIO-IHBT-3318
Advances in protected cultivation of flower crops
Crop introduction, structures, external factors influencing plant growth and
flowering, propagation, growing media and bed preparation, plantation,
varieties, deficiency and toxicity symptoms of major and micro-nutrients,
fertigation, method of crop development, crop protection, yield, grading, and
post-harvest handling.
BIO-IHBT-3-
Final Draft
Crop Protection
319
Advanced Insect Toxicology
Principals of insecticide toxicology; classification of pesticides, structure and
mode of action of pesticides, degradation of pesticides by various agents,
evaluation of insecticide toxicity, hazards of pesticides to human, joint action of
insecticides, factors affecting toxicity of insecticides, insecticide compatibility,
phytotoxicity, metabolism; pest resistance to insecticides, resistance
management, pest resurgence. Safe handling of insecticides, diagnosis, and
insecticide-poisoning treatment.
Integrated Pest Management
Trends in the development of Integrated Pest Management in national and
international level, IPM Theory and Practice, economic threshold concept and
economic consideration, Biological control agents, Integration of different
methods of pest management. Cost-benefit ratios, case studies of successful
IPM programmes.
BIO-IHBT-3320
Epigenetics and Chromatin Organization
Introduction to epigenetics; Techniques in epigenetics; Epigenetics in plants
evolution, adaptation and environmental stress, Chromatin structure;
Organization of nucleosome and chromosomes; Molecular aspects of cell
division and cell cycle. DNA replication in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.
Transcriptional Gene Regulation: Operon Concept, Transcription Factors,
Promoters, cis-regulatory elements and enhancers; Gene Silencing:
Transcriptional gene silencing, Post transcriptional gene silencing; Small RNAs
and their mechanism of regulation;RNA processing and Inron splicing
BIO-IHBT-3321
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Crop Modelling and System Research
Systems-definition, input-output relationships, crop modeling-static descriptive
and explanatory models, modeling techniques, Crop modeling- methods for
water and nitrogen stress effects, data requirement and limitations, Modeling
crop-environment interaction, applications of simulation modeling in
environmental impact assessment
IICB
100 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IICB-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IICB-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IICB-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IICB-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
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Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IICB-2001
Biotechniques
1.Chromatography : Different chromatographic techniques, HPLC
2.Centrifugation: Principles and uses, application in modern biology
3.Electrophoresis: Theory and hypothesis, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, 2D gel
electrophoresis
4.Mass spectrometry and Protein identification: Principles and theory, application in
proteomics
5.Colorimetry : ITC, DSC, Determination of protein stability, analysis of binding
properties
6.Surface Plasmon resonance: Techniques and its use in biology
7.Optical spectroscopy: Absorption, fluorescence, FT-IR, Raman and other techniques
8.FACS: Principles and application
9. Imaging: Electron microscopy, Confocal microscopy, Atomic force microscopy, In
vivo imaging
10. NMR: 1D NMR, 2D NMR and application in structural biology
11. X-Ray crystallography: Basic theory and its application in structural biology
BIO-IICB-2002
Biology of Macromolecules
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BIO-IICB-2004
Protein – Nucleic acid interactions
Synthesis and degradation of macromolecules
The folding process and structural background
Modular structures, Protein flexibility, Domain motions, Domain-swapping; and
Large macromolecular complexes
Enzyme activity, receptor binding and regulation, binding specificity, catalysis
and cooperativity in enzymes and receptors
Methods for the determination of macromolecules structure and interaction
Macromolecular function in transcription, translation, signaling and other fields
of cell biology, integration and control mechanisms
Structure and evolution of important protein motifs and folds. [e.g. Coiled-coil
proteins, helical bundles, signaling domains (sh2, sh2, pdz etc),
Immunoglobulin-like proteins, kinases, TIM barrels, DNA/RNA binding motifs
Principles of macromolecular engineering
The most important metabolic pathways and regulation
Relation between sequence, structure and function
Biological structure databases
Computer modeling of secondary- and tertiary structure of proteins and nucleic
acid based on sequence data
Enzyme/receptor-based drugs-rational drug design
Biology of Infection
Parasitology
1. Malaria Parasite
General nature of Apicomplexan parasite; Biology of malaria parasite; Antimalarial
drugs; Mechanism of drug resistance; Drug target and new antimalarial development;
Host –parasite interaction, mechanism of multi-organ failure
2. Leishmania Parasite
Biology of Leishmania parasite;Anti-Leishmanial drug; Host-parasite interaction
3. Entamoeba Protozoa
Life pattern and pathogenecity
4. Nemathelminths
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Ascaris Sp.; Biology and mechanism of pathogenesis
Filaria Sp;Biology and mechanism of pathogenesis
5. Medical Parasitology
Sanitation and parasite infection;Detection of parasite infection; Precautionary measure
to prevent parasite infection; Origin of new strain; Parasite and malnutrition; Ecology of
parasite and vectors
Bacteriology
1. General basic characteristics and fundamental structure of bacteria, particularly
structures important for pathogenicity and virulence in microbial infections, brief
description of some major medically important bacterial pathogens involved in organ
and system infections in humans, biological safety in handling pathogenic bacteria
2. Molecular laboratory diagnosis of infection, definition of bacteriostatic and
bacteriocidal agents, principles of antibiotic action mechanisms and molecular basis of
antibiotic resistance and its importance in healthcare
3. Bacterial growth and metabolism, molecular basis of survival mechanisms under
various in vivo and in vitro stressful environments
4. Importance of different virulence factors, namely, exotoxins, endotoxin, secretion
systems, invasive properties, antigenic variation and other mechanisms to avoid the
immune system
5. Regulation of virulence gene expression, motility, chemotaxis etc., importance of
bacterial two-component signaling systems; Role of different mobile genetic elements
in evolution of pathogens
BIO-IICB-2006
Protein Science and Proteomics:
Protein Science:
1. Basic building blocks of protein and their composition, chemical behavior,
properties.
2. Peptide bond, geometry and parameters; Backbone geometry and parameters,
side chain geometry and parameters, Ramachandran plot.
3. Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures.
4. Protein structure stabilizing forces – hydrogen bond, electrostatic bond or salt
bridges; hydrophobic forces
5. Protein folding, dynamics and thermodynamics.
6. Protein: from gene to function.
7. Protein and diseases.
8. Some important proteins in cellular functions.
Proteomics:
1. Protein cloning, expression and purification.
2. Protein chromatography systems and purification procedures – HPLC, FPLC etc.
3. Bioinformatics of protein sequences – sequence analysis, comparison,
alignment etc.
4. Mass spectrometry – introduction to mass spectroscopy, gel mass
spectroscopy, LC-MS, LC-MS-MS, MALDI-TOF
5. Protein NMR, FTIR Raman, CD
6. Protein Crystallography.
Final Draft
BIO-IICB-2012
Cell Biology and Cell signaling
1. Cell growth and division, including cell cycle: Phases of cell cycle, Regulation of cell
cycle, Cell cycle check point, Cell growth
2. Intracellular sorting of proteins: Nuclear import and export mechanism; Organelle
targeting; Transport of protein to cell surface; Soluble protein sorting
3. Cell adhesion, cell junction and Extra Cellular Matrix: Cell adhesion molecules; Cell
Junction; Extracellular matrix; Cell-cell recognition
4. Cytoskeletal structure-function and related macromolecules: Cytoskeletal proteins;
Role in vesicular movement; Cellular morphology and cytoskeletal protein; Drug
modulating cytoskeletal
5. Signal transduction pathways: Extracellular signals; Intracellular signals; 2nd
Messengers; Signal transduction pathways
5. Cell death and proliferation: Programmed cell death; Cell renewal system;
Mitochondria and apoptosis; ER-stress
6. Cellular starvation, stress and Autophagy: Oxidative and nitrosative stress; Stress
response; Autophagic vacuole turnover; Cellular homeostasis
7. Metabolic disorder and signaling aberrations: Abnormal Signaling in Cancer;
Signaling for diabetic complication Angiogensis; Signaling for failure in diabetes
BIO-IICB-2026
Bioinformatics
1. Specialized and derived databases for bio-molecular sequences and structure:
Genome Databases of model organisms, human, pathogenic microbes & human micro
biome; RNA Fold database, Small molecule databases; Structural databases and
Structural comparison databases like CDD, FSSP, DALI etc.
2. Functional genomics and whole genome data-mining techniques:
Application of sequence-based/structure-based approaches to assignment of gene
functions; Identification of Virulence Cassettes & other genome islands; Analysis of gene
repertoire, repeat sequences, CpG islands etc.; Prediction of miRNA/siRNA sequences &
their putative targets; Use of SNPs for identification of genetic traits
3. Gene expression and Mass spectroscopy data analysis:
Analysis of DNA microarray data (especially clustering approaches) and correlation of
gene expression data to biological processes.
In silico tools for analysis of proteomics data (Tools available at ExPASy Proteomics
server); Computational methods for identification of polypeptides from mass
spectrometry data.
4. Biological Pathway and interaction network analysis:
Databases on metabolic pathways such as KEGG, EMP; Databases and tools for
analysis of protein-protein interactions
5. Molecular modeling and simulation:
Basic concepts in molecular modeling; Computer representations of molecules with
different surface rendering; Principles for fold recognition, 1D profiles and threading
approaches; Principles of molecular dynamic simulation; Concepts of force fields:
representations of atoms and atomic interactions, potential energy; Purpose & concepts
in 3D structure comparison, algorithms such as FSSP, VAST and DALI
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6. Drug discovery and design:
Drug discovery cycle; Drug discovery Vs design; Role of Bioinformatics in drug
design;Target identification; Structure-based drug design; Modeling of target-small
molecule interactions
7. Genome assembly & annotation:
Contig Assembly, Prediction of Genes, Promoters & Splice sites
8. Taxonomy and Phylogenetic analysis:
Basic concepts in systematic; Phylogenetic analysis algorithms such as Maximum
Parsimony, UPGMA, Neighbor-Joining; Probabilistic models like Maximum likelihood
algorithm.
9. Concept of important algorithms applied in bioinformatics: PSSM, HMM, NN, SVM, DP:
10. Concepts and application of advance statistical analysis in bioinformatics.
BIO-IICB-2346
Molecular and Cellular Immunology
1. History of immunological ideas and cellular components of immune system
Transplantation antigens: structure, function, genetics, transplantation
2. Phagocytosis and antigen presentation Fc receptor and scavenger receptor mediated
phagocytosis, markers to follow phagocytosis, presentation of endogenous and
exogenous antigens,
cross-presentation
3. Antibody structure, antigen-antibody interactions, binding site, affinity, avidity, Fc
functions, molecular biology of immunoglobulins; B cell triggering: Tcell-B cell
Interactions
4. Humoral immune response and cytokines: Signaling through B cell receptors, plasma
cell differentiation, proinflammatory / anti-inflammatory effects of cytokines,
transcriptional control of cytokine synthesis
5. Structure of lymphoid organs, ontogeny of lymphoid cells; Complement system and
disease : Classical and alternative pathways of complement activation, complement
regulation and deficiencies
6. Immune response to parasitic infections : Cell mediated immunity: delayed
reactions, immunodeficiency; Allergy, Arthus reaction, serum sickness, inflammation;
Autoimmunity: regulation of immune response and autoimmune diseases; Tutorial
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300 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IICB-3001
Seminar & Critical Appraisal
BIO-IICB-3002
Cancer Biology :
1. Cancer Immunology: The immunological status of adaptive and innate immune cells
in cancer, cellular interactions between immune and cancer cells in tumor progression
or rejection, immunological mechanisms, regulation and function involved in host
responses to tumors, anti-tumor immunity, cancer-induced immune tolerance,
immunosuppression, dysregulation of the immune system and poorer outcome in the
disease
2. Cancer stem cells : Origin/Hypothesis/Concept ; Signaling pathways in cancer stem
cells
3. Cell signaling in cancer : Description of major classes of cell signalling: cell death
signalling, cell survival signalling and developmental/stem cell signalling; signal
networking and chemotharapy
4. Oncogenesis and epigenetics in cancer :Oncogenes and their regulation in signaling
aberration; Acetylation/methylation in DNA and histones; Silencing/De-silencing of
gene expression
5. Metabolic Engineering in cancer; Metagenomics and cancer
6. Cancer biomarkers and diagnosis : Selection of clinical specimens, recent
advancement for identification of biomarkers through different approaches like
genomics, proteomics and glycomics in combination with molecular pathology with
potential clinical value; Application of biomarkers for cancer staging and personalization
of therapy at the time of diagnosis to improve patient care.
7. Cancer drug discovery : Identification of lead molecules, target identification in
cancer cells; combined approaches (in vitro, in vivo and in silico) for validation, various
steps involved towards successful drug discovery; immunotherapeutic approaches e.g.
cancer vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, adoptive immune cell transfer etc. and
combination strategies to treat malignancies
8. Angiogenesis and metastasis
9. Project writing
BIO-IICB-3003
Cell and Tissue Engineering
1. Introduction
2. Cell & Tissues : Definition of cells, tissues and organs
3. Tissue culture: Propagation of somatic cells
4. Stem cells : Source, biology and therapeutics
5. Biology of blood and artificial blood
6. Biology of skin and artificial skin
9. Biomaterials: source and usage
10. Hybrid cells: theory and instrumentation
11. Tissue transplantation
12. Biomolecules: angiogenic factors, growth factors
13. Mouse genetics
14. Transgenics, Knock-out
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BIO-IICB-3006
Microbial pathogenesis
1. Parasitic pathogenesis : An introduction to protozoan parasites: Entaemoeba
histolytica: Life cycle, morphology and pathogenesis. Kinetoplastidae: Leishmania and
Trypanosome : morphology, life cycle, mode of infection and molecular biology
(replication of KDNA and RNA editing). Plasmodium : morphology, life cycle and mode
of infection.
2. Major malaria vectors of India: distribution, Bio-ecology, potentiality, present
sustainability status, form and function.
3. Helminthes and Nematodes: General introduction.
4. Host parasite interactions: Vector biology and its importance in parasite
transmission, antigenic variation, potential drug targets, virulence factors, mechanism
of drug resistance, vaccine strategies and proteomic approaches.
5. Organelle variations in protozoa:
glycosomes.
Cytoskeleton, mitotic spindle, hydrogenosomes,
6. Bacterial pathogenesis: Modulation of host signaling pathways during bacterial
infection ; Bacterial strategies to overcome host defense; Cell-cell communication in
bacteria; Role of the microbiome in health and disease; In silico data mining tools for
bacterial genomics
BIO-IICB-3008
Neurobiology:
1. Introduction:
Introduction to central and peripheral nervous system; Basic elements of nervous
system (neuron, glia and fibers).
2. Developmental Neurobiology :
Neural tube formation, migration, differentiation, axonal guidance, myelination,
synaptic re-arrangement and pruning; factors like growth factors, interleukins, steroid
super-family, etc. on brain morphogenesis
3. Developmental neurological diseases:
Neural tube defect, Autism, Dyslexia, Schizophrenia etc.
4. Functional & Chemical Neuroanatomy:
Anatomical organization of central nervous system in relation to regulation of functions
- brain stem autonomic regulatory nuclei, cardiovascular & respiratory functions of
medulla & pons; chemical organization of the central nervous system in relation to
anatomy - basal ganglia, anatomy, chemistry and functions; forebrain limbic system –
arousal, fear, stress and feeding; integration of sensory and motor systems –
peripheral sensory pathways and receptors, pain, auditory & visual systems, motor
cortex output & pathways; neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and synaptic
transmission.
5. Neuronal Physiology:
Electrical signaling; action potential; voltage gated and receptor gated ion channels
6. Neural signaling:
Receptors, second messengers and signaling
7. Epigenetics in brain development and behaviors:
Epigenetic inheritance, chromatin regulation and histone modifications, Specificity of
DNA methylation response
8. Neural stem cells and differentiation:
Neural stem cells characteristics; differentiation into specific neural cells; stem cells in
the adult brain; migration of stem cells in response to injury.
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9. Research tools in neuroscience :
Brain stereotaxy; patch clamp; LCDM: MRI; CT; PET; NMR-S, etc.
10. Overview of neurodegeneration :
Basic mechanism of neuronal apoptosis such as extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic
pathways; protein aggregation, proteosomal dysfunction, aberrant cell cycle activation
11. Neurodegenerative diseases:
Use of animal models of human dysfunctions; pathophysiology of dementia and
movement disorders; causes and corrections; regenerative therapy; deep brain
stimulation
12. Neurogenomics in development and diseases:
Detection of genes for neurological disorders; the study of gene expression in the CNS;
creation of transgenic models of neurological disorders.
BIO-IICB-3346
Genomics
1. An introduction to transition from genetics to genomics
Family Pedigree
Karyotyping and Linkage Analysis
DNA Sequence Analysis
The Need for an Animal Model System
Phenotypic heterogeneity in monogenic disorders
The need for genomic information
2. Genome Sequence Acquisition
How Are Genomes Sequenced?
The lesson from Unicellular Genomes
The lesson from Metazoan Genomes
3. Comparative Genomics in Evolution and Medicine
Comparative Genomics
Evolution of Genomes
Genomic Identifications
Biomedical Genome Research
4. Genomic Variation
Human Genomic Variation
Ethical Consequences of Genomic Variations
5. Genomic Expression
Basic Research with DNA Microarrays
Alternative Uses of DNA Microarrays
Applied Research with DNA Microarrays
Improving Health Care with DNA Microarrays
6. Whole Genome Perspective
Why Can’t We Cure More Diseases?
Genomic Circuits in Single Genes
Integrated Genomic Circuits
7. Genomics of Microbes and Microbiomes
Genome architecture of microbes
Dynamics of Microbial Diversity
Metagenomics- DNA sequence from multiple organisms
The Human microbiome
BIO-IICB-3347
Eukaryotic Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
In each module the study material will consist of a few original research articles
covering some of the latest developments in the field, to be chosen by the instructors
for open discussion in the class. Discussion may include one or more of the following
topics. Students are expected to brush up their post graduate knowledge of these
topics before attending the lectures.
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1. Chromatin Structures and Epigenetics
Nucleosome assembly and the modification of nucleosomes and of DNA/ The assembly
of chromatin into higher order structures/ Different aspects of heritable patterning of
gene expression and the biological importance of epigenomes/ Mechanisms of
inheritance as well as imprinting, X inactivation and the role of RNA in establishing
silent chromatin/ The impact of chromatin structure on differentiation, cell plasticity
and development.
2. Transcriptional Regulation and Gene Expression
Regulatory interplay between transcription factors: Regulatory DNA sequences
(promoters, enhancers, locus control regions) /General transcription machinery/
Transcription factors: cell‐specific and ubiquitous regulatory factors/ Mechanistic
aspects of transcription activation / Chromatin, histones, DNA methylation /Gene
regulatory networks /Transcription factors in health and disease/ Transcription factors
as the final integrators of signaling cascades.
3. Structure, Processing, Trafficking and Function of RNA
Chemistry and structure of RNA/ major lectures of cellular RNAs (mRNAs, tRNAs,
rRNAs, snRNAs, and the newly discovered small regulatory RNAs/pre‐mRNA processing
with emphasis on splicing and polyadenylation/ biogenesis of tRNA and rRNA/
biochemistry and function of RNA interference (RNAi) and microRNAs/ RNA trafficking
in the cell/ RNA quality control and RNA degradation/regulated mRNA translation during
development/ RNA‐protein interactions and major lectures of ribonucleoprotein
particles;RNA granules and bodies /evolution of RNAs: The RNA world/
4. Translational Control and Post-translational Protein Modification
The translational control: Codons and frame shifting, attenuation, phosphorylation, and
transformation/the role of translational control in the regulation of cell growth and
differentiation.
BIO-IICB-3348
Chemical Biology
An overview of Chemical Biology
Protein-protein interactions and its inhibitors
Ligands for protein surfaces
Ligands for Nucleic Acid surfaces
Chemical Genetics
Synthetic and semi synthetic proteins
Applications of chemical biology, enzyme based biosensors, catalytic antibody
BIO-IICB-3349
Synthetic & Systems Biology
1. Synthetic Biology:
Concepts, useful definitions, basic cellular and molecular biology, biological components
and properties
Enzyme kinetics, gene structure and control of gene expression
Intrinsic and extrinsic noises
Basic knowledge in network circuits like feedback loops, switches, oscillators, feed
forward loops, pulse generators, logic and filter circuits
Synthetic networks, example and applications
Metabolic network structure and metabolic or pathway engineering, applications of
synthetic biology in pathway engineering
Whole genome synthesis and related areas
2. Systems Biology:
Introduction to systems biology
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Philosophy of systems biology
Emergent properties of the system
Biological robustness
Experimental approaches in systems biology
Global approaches to data collection
Designing single cell experiments
Utility of model organisms in systems biology
Application of microfluidic and nanotechnology devices
Integration of information derived from various data types
Mathematical and statistical modeling of biological systems
Graph theory
Logical steady state approach
Flux balance analysis
Multivariate statistics
Few examples of biological systems
Cell signaling network
Immune system network
Transcriptional network
Metabolic network
BIO-IICB-3350
Understanding Glycan structure & their role in Chemical Biology
1. Overview, as an introduction to the topic and to emphasize the importance of
carbohydrates in food and nutrition and biology.Discussion on the structures,
shapes and various sources of carbohydrates. This may complement course “MC630 Structure and Function of Biomolecules” in certain respects.
2. Reactions of carbohydrates: Discussion on the relative reactivities of the hydroxyl
groups; convergent synthesis of biologically active oligosaccharides, glycolipids and
glycoproteins.
Discussion on the chemical and enzymatic methods after
highlighting the need for synthesis.
3. Carbohydrate Therapeutics: Discussion on various drugs (aminoglycoside antibiotics
including glycopeptides, enediynes, macrolides, anthracyclines, etc., alkaloid,
steroid and terpenoid. Glycosides: polyphenol glycosides etc.) that contains
carbohydrate moiety (moieties) including polysaccharide therapeutics.
4. Polysaccharide vaccines: Carbohydrate microarray. Understanding glycan
structures and their analogues. Carbohydrate dynamics. The role carbohydrate
structures in normal and diseased states.
BIO-IICB-3351
Modern Drug Discovery & Design
1. In-silico drug design, and docking studies.
Fragment based drug design; Structure-activity relationship (SAR),
Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR); Concept of drug,
classification of drugs,
Molecular basis of drug action: basic ligand concept, agonist, antagonist,
partial agonist. Chemistry & therapeutic uses of bio-active molecules .
2. Physicochemical properties
Hydrophobicity, electronic effects,
area; Stability
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Steric factors,
solvent accessible surface
3. Lead generation
Diversity oriented synthesis, Combinatorial chemistry; Sources of drugs, lead
modification, prodrugs and soft drugs.
Peptidomimetics, anti-sense RNA, DNA, PNA, LNA.
4. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacokinetics, Bioavailability, Pharmacodynamics, drug
metabolizing enzymes, route of administration, route of excretion, halflife, analysis,
bioanalytical methods in mass spectrometry, therapeutic window
5. Drug delivery systems.
Nano-particle drug carrier, liposomes etc.; Recombinant DNA products (vaccine),
peptide drugs etc.; MAb :anti-idiotype vaccines, therapeutic drug targeting, diseasespecific antigens
6. Drug target identification:
Qualification a drug target,
Rationale and Approaches:
(a) Forward Genetics and Reverse Genetic/Chemical Genetics;
(b) Gene-network;
(c) Trancriptomics;
(d) Interactome
7. Drug target validation:
In vitro/in vivo models;
High Throughput Screening (HTS)
Assay designing
Chemical and genetic knock down studies
8. Lead optimization and targeting and clinical trial
Qualification for clinical trial
Preclinical studies for toxicity,
Efficacy
Human clinical trials for safety.
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IICT
100 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IICT-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IICT-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IICT-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IICT-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
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Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
BIO-IICT-105
COMMUNICATION AND WRITING SKILLS
English proficiency course syllabus will be decided by the collaborative university:
English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), formerly the Central Institute of
English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL)
BIO-IICT-106
LABORATORY SAFETY
Lab rules and safety, Pre and post lab responsibilities, chemical hazards, reading and
understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Hazard Assessment, Non-chemical
hazards, Chemical hazards, Safe laboratory practices, Safe chemical practices,
Biosafety, disposal of chemical, biological and radioactive waste. Fire extinguisher
types and uses, Information on First Aid procedures, emergency eyewash, safety
shower, storage cabinets, fire safety, Accident and Emergency handling, etc.
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200 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IICT-2001
Course Content
BIOTECHNIQUES & INSTRUMENTATION (compulsory)
Principles and applications of Centrifugation, Chromatography, Electrophoresis and
spectroscopy.
Immuno-techniques: ELISA, Immuno-fluorescence, Immuno-histochemistry, immunoprecipitation, ChIP, etc. Automation in Drug Discovery: High-Content and HighThroughput Screening procedures.
BIO- IICT-2013
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Science at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology; Introduction to Chemical Biology to
encompass a survey of major topics, technologies, and themes in drug discovery.
Screening methods for the identification of lead molecules .
Current screening methods in chemical biology including cell based and target based
automated assays; Overview of drug delivery systems with special emphasis on lipid
mediated targeted gene delivery systems; siRNA as a tool in chemical biology;
Biological applications of RNAi. Small molecule mediators of cell signaling pathways.
BIO-IICT-2015
BIO- IICT-2251
CROP PROTECTION
Major pests of crops; Insect - plant relationship; Principles of insect physiology;
Toxicology and pathology; Insecticide resistance and residue monitoring; Biopesticides
and integrated pest management.
TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING NEWER PESTICIDE MOLECULES
Classification of evaluation (Agricultural pest and Public health important vectors),
Larvicidal, Pupicidal, Insecticidal, Anti-feedant, Insect growth regulators.
Xenobiotics exposure/effect assessment using alternate animal models, How to
evaluate commercial products.
BIO- IICT-2252
BIO-IICT-2253
TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING NEWER DRUG MOLECULES
An overview of the various screening methodologies including in vitro and in vivo
models. Correlations between in vitro and in vivo experiments. Choosing a right model
and its relevance to human disease. Principles of high throughput screening (HTS). An
overview of ex vivo techniques with special reference to isolated tissue experiments. An
overview of methods for identifying hit molecules from NCEs. In vitro cell culture based
screening techniques in the area of diabetes.
PROTEOMICS AND ITS APPLICATION
Introduction to Proteomics and its advantages over genomics. 1D and 2D Gel
Electrophoresis: pI, Isoelectric focussing, 2 dimensional gel Staining methods and
analysis. Protein spot/Band processing for Mass spectrometric analysis.
Introduction to Mass spectrometry and application of MALDI-TOF/TOF and electrospray/
liquid chromatography - mass spectrometer. Spectral Peak Annotation and Database
search. Shotgun Proteomics, Protein quantification using Mass spectrometry: ITRAQ,
and SILAC.
Application of chemical proteomicsin drug design, Practical Training for 1D and 2 D gel
Final Draft
electrophoresis and subsequent mock practice for Mass spectrometric analysis of
processed protein spot using MALDI-TOF/TOF
BIO- IICT-2254
PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
A general introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Topics include absorption,
distribution, biotransformation, elimination and calculation of dosages, Experimental
design and data analysis for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Interdisciplinary
Toxicology, Routes of administration.
General principles and the application of toxicological knowledge are discussed
including clinical toxicology, forensic toxicology, and risk assessment, Determination of
median lethal concentration (manual calculations) Anticancer drugs and environmental
agents exert their cytotoxic effects through DNA damage, The biochemical principles
and molecular mechanisms underlying the toxicity of drugs and foreign agents.
BIO- IICT-2255
ENVIRONMENTAL AND MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY
Concepts of environmental Microbiology, Complexity of microbial world, Environmental
Ecology and Eutrophication, Fundamentals of microbial nutrition, Overview of microbial
metabolism, Microbial diversity, Microbes and climate change, Water microbiology,
Biodegradation and bioremediation, Microbial biogeochemistry, Microbial biofilm and
corrosion, Concepts of microbial reactors, Perception of bioenergy, Hazardous waste
bioremediation Biotransformation.
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300 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IICT-3001
BIO- IICT-3007
Course Content
Seminar course – compulsory
NANOBIOLOGY
Prerequisite courses: 214 and/or 241
Introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Optical and electronic properties of
nanoparticles. Morphologies [nanotubes and nanowires, fullerenes (buckyballs,
graphene)] of nanoparticles. Semiconductor/quantum dots nanoparticles. Historical
background of nanotechnology/nanoparticle in medicine. Several synthesis routes for
nanoparticles (physical, chemical and biological) Several physico-chemical techniques
(XRD, TEM, SEM, AFM, TGA, DSC, FTIR, UV-visible spectra etc.) and their basic
principles for the characterization of nanoparticles.
Surface functionalization of nanoparticles for development of nanoconjugates.
Application of nanoparticles in various fields. Why nanotechnology is important in
biology and medicine? Application of nanotechnology in therapeutics, diagnostics and
drug delivery system. Different interaction of nanoparticales with biological system. In
vitro and in vivo toxicity study of nanoparticles.
BIO-IICT-3012
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
Prerequisite courses: 217 and/or 242
Environmental Toxicology in present and future perspective (01 lecture), Environmental
hazards (physical, chemical and biological aspects), Origin, sources and types of
toxicants/pollutants; Dispersal/movement of toxicants in environmental compartments
Ecotoxicology : Conventional and alternate models in toxicity assessment; Assessment
of toxicity of pollutants; Absorption, distribution and storage of toxicants; Dose
response relationships; Biotransformation and elimination of toxicants; Mechanisms of
action of toxicants; Gene-environment Interactions.
Pollution monitoring and Risk assessment: Tools for detection; Fate and transport.
Hazardous waste management: Regulation, approaches and strategies
BIO-IICT-369
ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY
Prerequisite courses: 239 and/or 241
An outline of basic ethics in animal experimentation. Common laboratory animals,
handling and care, different routes of administration of drugs and euthanasia
techniques. Breeding techniques, random and selective breeding. Dose calculations in
animals.
Animal models in pharmacology, general perspectives, selection of suitable species and
strains for disease models.
Detailed study of the animal models related to inflammation, arthritis and diabetes. In
vitro cell culture techniques, cell counting and cell viability assays. Commonly used
isolated tissue experiments, physiological salt solutions, and recording transducers.
Basic principles of pharmacokinetics, Concepts related to absorption, distribution,
metabolism and Elimination (ADME), Factors influencing absorption of drugs.
BIO- IICT-370
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DISEASE MECHANISMS
Prerequisite courses: 214 and/or 240
Hall Marks of Cancer; Mechanisms of carcinogenesis (oncogenes, tumor supressors,
tumor virology, chemical carcinogens) and disease progression. Mechanisms of
chemoresistance and alternative strategies to overcome; Current knowledge on tumor
metastasis; Emerging trends in cancer therapeutics – role of micro RNA’s and stem
cells.
Introduction to factors affecting cardiovascular diseases; Pathophysiology,
epidemiology and current therapeutic interventions related to atherosclerosis,
hypertension and diabetes.
An overview of central nervous system and neurophysiology; Neurocircuitry - circuitry
level approach to understand Brain and Behavior, chemosensory circuit, reward circuit,
learning and memory circuit (Cognitive disorders and mental retardation).
An overview of disease mechanisms with specific emphasis on target development and
plausible therapeutic interventions pertaining to Parkinson’s and Alzheimers disease.
Biology of neurogenesis and Repair mechanisms (Molecular Biology of Adult
Neurogenesis, Neural Progenitor or stem cells).
BIO- IICT-371
INDUSTRIAL/ APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY:
Prerequisite courses: 242
Introduction Industrial and environmental microbiology; Intermediate microbial
metabolism for exploitation of microbes; Microbial enzymology and kinetics,
Intermediate microbial metabolism; Microbial transformations; Immobilization and
applications; Microbial processes for waste water management; Microbial processes for
Air pollution management; Anaerobic digestion of organic solids Microbial solid waste
management; Microbial fermentation; Microbial Energy Engineering; Microbial energy
engineering and Biorefinery.
BIO-IICT-372
PROTEIN SCIENCE AND STRUCTURAL BASED DRUG DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisite courses: 214 and/or 240
Biochemistry and engineering of proteins, protein structure, structural motifs in
functional regulation, methods of structure determination by NMR and crystallography,
enzyme inhibitor complexes, structure based inhibitor design, modeling and
bioinformatics.
Enzymes: Mechanism of Catalysis, Kinetics & Regulation Protein Methods: Protein
separation and purification Methods
Practical Training to protein
separation/detection using Western blotting, Protein structure: methods of
crystallization, X-ray data collection, structure determination and analysis.
Final Draft
IIIM
100 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IIIM-1001
Course Content
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IIIM-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IIIM-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IIIM-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Final Draft
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IIIM-2001
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
Principles and applications of centrifugation, spectrophotometery, fluorometery,
densitometery, electrophoresis, PCR & RTPCR, blotting, immunoassays,
flowcytometry, DNA sequencing & fingerprinting, Chromatography (GLC, HPLC,
HPTLC, GCMS, LCMS), polarimetery, elemental analysis, NMR spectrometry, Mass
spectrometry, Microscopy (Simple, electron and confocal), in vivo imaging,
MALDI/TOF, Microarray,
BIO-IIIM-2004
Biology of Infection
Host-microbe interactions
Normal microbial flora of human body and their interaction with the host, Infection
and infectious process and routes of transmission, Methods of transmission and role
of vectors (Mosquitoes, Sand fly)
Description and pathology of bacterial diseases
Infections caused by Gram negative bacteria, Infections caused by Gram positive
bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Description and pathology of fungal diseases
Infections caused by candida spp, Infections caused by filamentous fungi
Description and pathology of parasitic infections
Infections caused by protoza, Infection caused by helminthes
General properties of viruses
Structure and replication of DNA and RNA viruses, Virus-host interactions, Detection
and Cultivation of viruses
Description and pathology of viral infections
Infections caused by Pox viruses, herpes viruses, myxo and paramyxo viruses,
adenoviruses and other respiratory viruses, hepatitis viruses, HIV virus
Principles of chemotherapy
Best in class antibacterial and anti-fungal agents, Drug resistance in bacteria and
fungi, Best in class anti-protozoal agents and protozoal drug resistance, Best in
class anti-viral agents
Immunology
Innate and acquired immunity, Components of immune system, T-cell subsets and
surface markers, Antigen-antibody interactions, Types of hypersensitivity reactions,
autoimmune
disorders
and
their
underlying
molecular
mechanisms,
Immunoprophylaxis- Vaccines
Techniques in diagnostic microbiology
Immunological techniques, Serological techniques, Nucleic acid techniques
BIO-IIIM-2009
Plant-Microbe Interaction
Introduction to plant microbe interactions
Significance of plant diseases and pathology , Types of plant-microbe associations
(pathogenic– bacteria, virus, fungi, and symbiotic) , Mechanisms of variability in
pathogens, pathogenicity genes and mechanisms in pathogenic bacteria, biotrophic
and necrotrophic fungi, Virus and Viroid genes involved in pathogenicity , Types of
plant resistance to pathogens (R gene resistance, quantitative and monogenic),
basal and induced defense mechanisms, pre-formed inhibitors of pathogens, gene
for gene interaction in plant defense, , Systemic Acquired Resistance ( SAR ) and
Induced Systemic Resistance ( ISR ), Recognition mechanism and signal
transduction during plant - pathogen interaction
Bacterial pathogenesis and mutualism
Bacterial colonization of roots and leaves, Hydrolytic enzymes, Toxins and Secretion
systems, Hypersensitive Response (HR) and eXchange Reaction (XR), Pathogenecity
and avirulence factors, Microorganisms and rhizosphere microcosm dynamics,
Signaling in Rhizobia-Legume symbiosis
Final Draft
Viral pathogenesis
Viral infection, gene expression and replication, Host resistance against viruses,
Gene silencing, VIGS and viral suppressors of RNAi
Fungal Pathogenesis and Mutualism
Fungal Pathogenesis: An overview , Fungal pathogenecity and virulence factors,
Fungal toxins, Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Endophytic Fungi and their secondary
metabolites
Case studies in Plant-Microbe Interactions
Agrobacterium & crown gall disease: molecular responses, chemical cross-talk and
biotechnological importance, Rice-Magnaporthe grisea pathosystem, Arabidopsis
thaliana – Xanthomonas compestris model
Relevance to Drug Discovery Program
Production of pharmacologically active secondary metabolites in response to biotic
stress, Fungal endophytes as source of interesting bioactive molecules, Crown gall
and human cancers, similar themes, similar cures?
BIO-IIIM-2011
Molecular Therapeutics
General pharmacology, phytopharmacology, drug receptor interactions, in-vitro and
in-vivo bioassays in drug discovery and development
BIO-IIIM-2012
Cell Signaling
Cell-to-cell signaling: Signal transduction;
Classification of intercellular
communication; Signaling pathways from the plasma membrane to the nucleus;
Unicellular and multicellular organism cell signaling;
Signaling in plants:
Similarities/Differences with mammalian system; ER-golgi signaling in unfolded
protein responses;
Second messengers & Calcium/calmodulin; cAMP in cell
communication;
Phosphatidylinositol-derived second messengers;
Nuclear
receptors; Identification and characterization of receptors; Pharmacological and
molecular classification of receptors; GTPase switch proteins, protein kinases,
adapter proteins;
G-protein-coupled receptors, Receptor tyrosine kinases &
mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade(s); Transcription factors as signal
transducers; Kinase -proteases crosstalk in cellular signalling; Extracellular signaling
molecules and their action; Signaling cascades in excitotoxicity with special
reference to GABA & AMPA receptors; Special properties of the NMDA glutamate
receptor; Signaling and endocrine functioning; Insulin signaling pathways;
Hormone-regulated transcription factors; Antagonists at the nicotinic acetylcholine
receptor; Cell fate determination: Role of growth factors; Pathways involved in cell
differentiation and self renewal in mammalian system; Apoptotic signaling versus
normal survival signalling; Major signaling cascades in cancer (β-catenin, Wnt
signaling etc); Signaling involved in global protein translation and cancer
progression; Hypoxic or stress mediated signaling in tumor microenvironment;
Signaling mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection; Signaling
mechanisms of inflammation; Modulation of signaling pathways in stem cell by small
amolecules.
BIO-IIIM-2013
Chemical biology
Basics in chemical biology
How small molecules have been used to probe and modulate signal transduction
pathways and major metabolic pathways, Signal transduction , Protein translation,
Stressing mechanistic aspects of protein synthesis and folding in vivo, Cell Biology,
Enzymes overview , Enzyme kinetics and enzymatic reactions
Chemistry of Natural products
NPs sources, classification, Isolation, identification, characterization or structural
elucidation of the NP compounds
Organic Synthesis
Synthetic design, retro-synthetic analysis, synthetic methods, total syntheses
Basics in spectroscopic techniques and stereochemistry
Basics in Medicinal Chemistry and Bio-informatics
Bio-informatics: Software based drug designing
Medicinal Chemistry: Hit identification, lead generation and lead optimization by
medicinal chemistry approach for drug discovery
Target based drug design
Final Draft
Introduction to Drug discovery
Stages of drug discovery
NCEs, IND filing, NDA, etc
Drug targets
Discovery & development
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IIIM-3002
Cancer biology
Introduction to cancer, Biochemical strategies for cancer detection: Recent
technological advancements, Properties, cancer types and their prevalence:
Relevant scientific associations, Important tumor markers: Potential role in
search of novel markers in various cancers, Developments in oncogenic
enzymology in understanding the cancer biology, Adhesive interactions:
Biochemical toolbox of cancer cells, Cancer development & metastasis:
Molecular Basis, Repetitive elements & genomic instability: Role in pathogenesis
of cancer, Histone acetylases/deacetylases in cancer: Role in gene expression,
Mutational analysis in cancer: Consequences & origin , Epigenomic basis of
cancer: Role in initiation and development, Understanding of posttranslational
modifications in cancer cell, Angiogenesis and malignancy, Stem cell biology &
cancer, Important signaling pathways of cancer, DNA methylation machinery
pathways for identification of new biomarkers , Carcinogenesis and apoptosis:
Modulation by small molecules , Translation machinery and cancer progression ,
Stem cell fate determination: Importance of growth factors, Role of
Histopathological & Immunocytochemical techniques in cancer, Aggressive
tumors: Gleason score in pathology, Gene silencing and tumorgenesis, RNAi
technology in cancer treatment, Pathways involved in cell differentiation/
immortalization in cancer, Initiation and propagation of cancer cells in cell
culture systems: Evaluation of important properties and their relevance with
human biology, Hypoxia/ tumor cell microenvironment and metabolic pathways
in cancer, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic parameters of important
anticancer drugs, Discovery and clinical validation of a targets in cancer, Tools,
techniques & important parameters involved in screening new bioactive(s) as
possible anticancer agent(s), Cell cycle regulators: Role as therapeutic targets
in cancer, Diseased and cancerous cell: Morphological and microscopic features,
Orthotropic and xenografted models: Importance and their limitations in
understanding cancer, Human tissue recombination models in cancer: Laser
capture dissecting
BIO-IIIM-3381
Pharmacological screening, Hit identification and mechanism of action
Introduction to drug development , Selection of disease and test material, Drug
Discovery using natural products , Drug Discovery using synthetic compounds ,
In silico biology in Drug development , Identification and validation of drug
target , Assay development, Screening and Identification of lead compounds,
Lead optimization and Formulation Development: Dr. P. N. Gupta , Mechanism
of action , Case studies in Drug Discovery, IPR issues and Legal Affairs , IND
filing and Regulatory guidelines
BIO-IIIM-3382
ADME
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; Bioavailability; Drug Disposition:
Absorption, Distribution; Drug Disposition: Metabolism, Elimination;
BIO-IIIM-3383
Toxicology
Principle of toxicology; Preclinical toxicology and mutagenesis; Systemic
toxicology and teratology; Regulatory Pharmacology
Final Draft
IITR
100 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IITR-1001
Course Content
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IITR-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IITR-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IITR-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Final Draft
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IITR-2001
Biotechniques
Affinity chromatography, gel filtration chromatography, high performance liquid
chromatography (HPLC), PCR, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP),
Agarose gel electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), two
dimensional gel electrophoresis, MALDI-TOF, LCMS/ MS, ELISA, RNAi, blotting
techniques, Microarray technology. Separation and characterization of biopolymers,
UV/Visible Spectrophotometry, Co-immunoprecipitation, transfection, transgenics,
Light microscopy, Fluorescence microscopy, fixation and staining techniques,
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Scanning, electron microscopy (SEM), flow
cytometry.
BIO-IITR-2003
Biology of Inheritance
Mutagenesis, DNA repair and applications of mutagenesis; Mechanisms of gene
transfer including conjugation & transduction, and Recombination & mapping in
prokaryotes; Applications and uses of transposable elements, gene regulation,
virulence functions and horizontal gene transfer. Mendelian principles; Segregation
and linkage; Recombination and mapping in eukaryotes; Gene interactions, forward
and reverse genetics; chromosome rearrangements and their effects on gene
expression.
BIO-IITR-2008
Xenobiotic Interaction and response
Introduction to the discipline of toxicology and basic concepts essential for
understanding the action of exogenous agents on biological systems; Principles
underlying the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of chemicals.
Toxicokinetics, specific classes of toxic responses, and experimental methods used
to assess toxicity; ethics in toxicological studies, Regulatory toxicology.
BIO-IITR-2012
Cell Signalling
[Introduction,
historical
perspective,
classification];
Growth/
Differentiation/Apoptosis Leukocyte integrin/endothelial cells interaction; Receptorligand interactions/Cytokine signaling/G-protein-mediated signalling; Growth
hormones/Receptor-mediated signalling; Neuronal signalling/Signaling in stem cells;
Ion channels; Signaling in immune cells; Signaling aberration & Diseases
[cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes]; Gene expression [Relevant transcription factors];
Cell regulatory mechanism [Role of p53, pRb, PTEN]; Nuclear Receptors & Signal
transduction; Signal transduction pathways [Ras-MAPK, PI3K-AKT, p53, pRb; TGF-β,
JAK-STAT, cAMP, Notch, Hedgehog and Wnt]; Signaling Crosstalks; Small group
discussion [Literature review].
BIO-IITR-2022
Stem cells: Basics and future applications
Stem cells: the concept, types, development and plasticity; Isolation, purification,
characterization, cultivation and differentiation of stem cells in laboratory
conditions;
Stem cell niche, homing, and migration; Genomics and proteomics of stem cells;
Role of epigenetics to decide the fate of stem cells; Cellular and nuclear
reprogramming to develop induced pluripotent stem cells; Therapeutic prospects of
stem cells; Stem cells and biomaterial scaffolds for constructing tissues and drug
delivery; Cancer stem cells: immunologic targeting; Applications of stem cells in
toxicology studies; Ethical issues associated with stem cells.
BIO-IITR-2416
System Immunology
System Immunology: Integrated perspective on entities and players participating
at different system levels to the immune function; Antibody Structure, Antigenantibody interactions, Binding Sites, Affinity (Mathematical derivation) Avidity
(Mathematical derivation); Major histocompatibility complex (organisation, function,
inheritance & self restriction); Infection & Immunity (emphasis on TB, AIDS &
Influenza); Signalling in immune cells and signalling aberration; Molecular Biology of
Final Draft
CMI and delayed reactions; Complement System (different components, functions,
regulation and biological consequences); Allergy and Inflammation, IgE
(Hypersensitive reactions & Mediators); Organ specific and systemic Autoimmunity;
Transplantation (immunologic basis and clinical manifestation of graft rejection;
immune tolerance and xenotransplantation)
Practicals
Isolation of Lymphocytes from blood and leukocyte counting; In vitro lymphocyte
culture; PFC assay, HA titre; Quantitative analysis of cytokines by Sandwich ELISA;
PCR based Cytokine gene expression
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
Course Content
BIO-IITR-3001
Seminar
History of science with emphasis on Indian contribution: Seminar by students.
BIO-IITR-3012
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental Toxicology in present and future perspective; Environmental hazards
(physical, chemical and biological aspects); Origin, sources and types of
toxicants/pollutants; Dispersal/movement of toxicants in environmental compartments;
Conventional and alternate models in toxicity assessment; Assessment of toxicity of
pollutants; Absorption, distribution and storage of toxicants; Dose response
relationships; Biotransformation and elimination of toxicants; Mechanisms of action of
toxicants; Gene-environment Interactions Pollution monitoring and Risk assessment;
Tools for detection; Fate and transport Hazardous waste management; Regulation,
approaches and strategies; Mitigation of environmental pollutants; Physico-chemical
and biological processes
Practicals
Xenobiotics exposure/effect assessment using alternate animal models; Case
histories/studies and new concepts or topics will be interactively discussed; Case
studies: real-life sites/ecological settings/industry in and around Lucknow
BIO-IITR-3416
Model systems in Toxicological Research
In vitro: Basics and principles of cell and tissue culture; primary cell cultures, cell lines,
stem cells. In vivo: Bacteria, Yeast, Paramecium, Tetrahymena, Caenorhabditis
elegans, Drosophila, Daphnia, Tubifex, Snail, Zebrafish, mammalian models. In silico:
Basics of QSAR and modeling of macromolecules
BIO-IITR-3417
Food & Chemical Toxicology
Food and Chemical Toxicology: Uniqueness and Complexity; Toxicity of Metals; Toxicity of
Pesticides; Methods for detection and analysis of metals and pesticides in different matrices;
Principles of drug induced toxicity; Cosmetic Toxicity; Protocols for identification of protein
allergens: mucous membrane test, patch test; Nutraceuticals; Sea Food: Safety issues; Pl
Toxins & Phytomedicine; Preparation and characterization of herbal extracts; Genetically
Engineered Food/Crops; Food Contaminants and Adulterants; Analysis of food additives,
contaminants and adulterants; Food Borne Pathogens; Toxicity of Tobacco Related Products;
Protocols for assessment of genotoxicity and carcinogenicity: Food Poisoning and Food
Safety: Prevention of Food Adulteration Act
BIO-IITR-3418
Target organ toxicity
Overview: Types of injury that may be produced in specific mammalian organs and
organ systems by exposure to chemical toxicants; Neurotoxicity and its mechanisms:
Concepts in neuropharmacology and neurophysiology; Neurogenesis; Neuro-behavioral
toxicology;
Chemical
induced
neurodegeneration
and
neuroprotection/
neuroregenration; Hepatotoxicity: Overview; Effect of xenobiotics on liver; Regulatory
mechanism involved in hepatotoxicity; Nephrotoxicity: Renal structure and function;
Chemical induced renal injury; Pulmonary toxicity: Structure and function of the
respiratory system with emphasis on lungs; Systemic lung injuries; Immunotoxicity:
Basics of the immune system; Mechanisms of immunotoxicity; Immunosensitization
and allergy; Endocrine and reproductive toxicity: Teratogenicity; Reproductive organs
and chemicals affecting reproduction; Endocrine system and chemical induced
endocrine disruption
BIO-IITR-3419
Nanomaterial Toxicology
Basics of nanotechnology: Synthesis and characterization of engineered nanomaterials
(ENMs); Sol gel, biological and ball milling methods for synthesis of ENMs and
Final Draft
characterisation using electron microscopy (TEM, SEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS)
and confocal microscopy; Safety assessment of ENMs – methods and challenges:
Methods for assessment of toxicology of ENMs; preparation of nano-suspensions;
exposure paradigm, cellular uptake, absorption and distribution; in silico approaches for
macromolecule interaction with ENMs; Mechanism of toxicity of ENMs: Effect of size,
shape and surface chemistry on cellular responses (oxidative stress, cytotoxicity,
genotoxicity, immunotoxicity etc); Ecotoxicity of ENMs: Models and methods used for
ecotoxicity assessment of ENMs; life cycle analysis of ENMs; Safe handling of ENMs and
their disposal.
Practical
Preparation of nano-suspensions and their characterization
Cellular uptake using flow cytometer
Cytotoxicity assessment for ENMs
BIO-IITR-3420
Chemical Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
Chemical Carcinogenesis: Past, Present and Future, Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanism
of Carcinogenesis, Models, Mechanism and Etiology of Cancer, Role of Oncogenes in
Cancer Development, Cell Transformation and Apoptosis, Mutation and Cancer,
Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer Chemotherapy.
BIO-IITR-3421
Neurotoxicology
Introduction- Basic elements of central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system;
Organization of CNS- Brain & Spinal Cord; Anatomy of Neuron and neuronal supportive
cells – Glial cells; Physiology of Neuron –generation and propagation of AP; Central
Neurotransmitters & Receptors: Catecholamines (Epinephrine, Norepineprine &
Dopamine), 5-Hydroxytrytamine (5-HT), Acetylcholine, Histamine Inhibitory Amino Acid
(GABA, Glycine
& Benzodiazepines)
Excitatory Amino Acid
(Glutamate);
Neurotoxicology: Basic concepts and principles; Developmental neurotoxicology;
Neurotoxicology of metals, pesticides, solvents, monomers, natural agents;
Neurobehavioal approaches to screen neurotoxicity; Assessment of neurotoxicity
involving neuromorphological, neuropathological, neurophysiological and neuroimaging
approaches; Assessment of neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter receptors:
Usefulness in neurotoxicology; In vitro and in vivo models in neurotoxicology; Clinical
neurotoxicology : basic principles; Neurotoxins and neurodegenerative disorders; Risk
assessment and use of biological markers for neurotoxicity; Neuroprotective and
regenerative approaches
BIO-IITR-3422
Genes and environmental diseases
An introduction to abiotic stress, effect of temperature and pollutants on the gene
expression, recent advances in organismal responses to abiotic stresses; Current tools
to measure environmental exposures/pollutants; Effect of environment and methods to
detect genetic variation; Genes, environment and neurodegenerative diseases; Genes,
environment and cancer; Genes, environment and asthma and allergy; Genes,
environment and reproductive diseases
Final Draft
IMTECH
100 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IMT-1001
Course Content
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-IMT-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-IMT-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-IMT-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
Final Draft
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IMT-2001
Course Content
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
Instruments - Acquaintance and handling of instruments (For example: weighing
balance, pH
meter, centrifuges, HPLC, FPLC, PCR machine etc) Techniques in
Biology - Handling of microbes and their basic characterization, Taxonomic
characterization microbes and biochemical tests for characterization of a
bacterium by Gram staining, MRVP test, Lactose fermentation, fatty acid profiling
etc. Recombinant DNA technology - Concept of cloning, Plasmid DNA isolation,
bacterial transformation with plasmid DNA, restriction digestion etc. - DNA
sequencing: scope, application and troubleshooting. Protein expression and
purification (concept of chromatography) Biochemical/Biophysical techniques MALDI and its application. Steady state fluorescence spectroscopy and its use Protein-DNA interaction: Electrophoretic mobility shift assay and use of
phosphoimager - X-ray crystallography: Crystallization of proteins. Application of
NMR. Cell Biology tools - Use of electron microscopy - Applications of confocal
microscopy. Use of flowcytometer. Tools and techniques of Fermentation - Animal
handling
BIO-IMT-2002
Biology of Macromolecules
Protein conformation - Protein crystallography - Protein-Protein interaction –
enzymes Protein-Nucleic acids interaction - Cryo-EM – SAXS - Protein structure
analysis - Macromolecular complexes - Membrane proteins - Classification of
proteins - Structural bioinformatics
BIO-IMT-2003
Biology of inheritance
Classical and molecular genetics of bacteria - Molecular genetics and genome wide
approaches in yeasts - Nucleic acids structure and topology - Central dogma and
concepts on DNA transactions – Replication - Transcription & Transposition - DNAprotein contact probing - Molecular mechanisms and dynamics of replication
Control - Licensing mechanisms – Telomeres - Transcriptional regulation and gene
expression - Genetic Recombination - Chromatin structure and remodeling - The
mechanisms of RNA interference - Ribozymes and riboswitches - Genome
imprinting
BIO-IMT-2004
Biology of infection
Evolution of Bacterial Pathogens: a) Genetic basis of Virulence b) Techniques
involved in identification of virulence genes c) Population Genetics of pathogen Glycobiology paradigm in host-pathogen interactions.
Delivery of Virulence
factors through various transporter systems - Regulation of Virulence gene
expression : a) One and Two component signal transduction, b) Quorum sensing
mediated virulence expression c) Environmental signals (such as pH, osmotic
stress, temperature, antibiotics, NO, host factor etc) mediated virulence traits
Molecular pathogenesis of Bacterial pathogens, Protozoan pathogens (Malaria) and
Fungal pathogens (Candida albicans). Model systems to understand the function
of unique virulence factors
BIO-IMT-2005
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
Introduction - Next-generation sequencing technologies - Strategies for large
scale DNA sequencing - Library preparation and sequencing of a genome -
Final Draft
Computational assembly of a genome – Information sources for genomics –
Principles of sequence analysis - Annotation and analysis of a genome –
Evolutionary concepts in genomics - Genomes and the protein universe - Genome
properties - DNA Repeats in genomes – Phylogenomics - Introduction to
comparative genomics - Comparative genomics - Population genetics - Case study
– genomics approach – Metagenomics - Analysis of gene expression
BIO-IMT-2006
Protein Science and Proteomics
Protein Spectroscopy - Design Principles of Protein molecular machines Translational and transcriptional - Unwinders and Degraders - Filters and
Transporters
- Post-translation modification - Therapeutic protein - Protein
vehicles - Proteomics - Glycobiology - Nano-biotechnology
BIO-IMT-2007
Systems Biology
Introduction - Mathematical Tools for systems biology - Physico-chemical
understanding of the system - Building kinetic and statistical mechanical model of
biological processes - Modeling of gene expression - Systems biology of signal
transduction - Autoregulation and kinetic proof readings in biology - Modeling of
biological processes at multi-level
BIO-IMT-2012
Cell Signaling
Cell Signaling research – a historical perspective - Cell Signaling hardwires –
kinases, phosphatses, GPCR, Small GTPase – Cell Signaling in prokaryotes – Twocomponent system – environment sensing, Nutrient sensing and stress response –
quorum sensing and social behavior in prokaryotes – Cell signaling in Fungi –
Pheromone response pathway, nutrient sensing, osmosensing signal transduction
pathway – Cell signaling softwares – Control mechanisms in cell signaling –
System level and genome scale understanding of signaling pathways – Cell
signaling in Metazoan – Differentiation and disease, cell communication – Methods
in cell signaling research – kinase, phosphatase, GTPase etc assay – use of
inhibitors and non-hydrolysable analogs – use of dominant and recessive mutants
– analog sensitization – multiplex western blotting – protein-protein and proteinligand interactions – FRET and FRAP analysis – Applications of Fluorescence
microscopy in cell signaling research
BIO-IMT-2013
Chemical Biology
Organic Chemistry and Biology - Chemical Biology and Computers - Lipid and
Sugar Chemistry - Drug Discovery through screening - Enzyme ConformationActivity
BIO-IMT-2020
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Defence
Introduction to Immunology - Historical perspective of immunology - Immune
organs - Immune cells - Innate immunity - Adaptive immunity - Cellular
Immunology - T and B cell biology, antigen presenting cells, Major
Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) - Signaling and effectors of immune system Immunoglobulins, cytokines, chemokines and cell signaling - Disease and
immunity - Immunology of infectious diseases, cancer, autoimmune disorder and
hypersensitivity-mediated diseases - Recent trends in immunology Reproductive immunology, immunodiagnostics and immunotherapy.
BIO-IMT-2025
Final Draft
Biodiversity
Universal tree of life: domains of life, bacteria, archaea and eukarya - Prokaryotic
species concept: Characterization of prokaryotes – polyphasic taxonomy Overview of microbial diversity, methods, and limitations in studying microbial
diversity - Molecular phylogeny : different types of genes used for phylogenetic
studies and their importance - Metagenomics and its applications - The world of
fungi : Diversity, taxonomy, classification, preservation and their maintenance Microbial life in the biosphere –interactions between the microorganisms and
ecosystem, adaptations to the extreme environments - Phototrophic Bacteria:
Methods of cultivation and applications - Microbial diversity – bio-prospecting,
applications and economic importance - Anaerobic microbes – methods to
cultivate the anaerobic microorganisms and their metabolism
BIO-IMT-2026
Bioinformatics
Biological Databases - Database- introduction and definition. Primary,
secondary and tertiary databases. Type and kind of databases. Literature
(PUBMED and MEDLINE). Nucleic acid and protein databases (GenBank, EMBL,
SWISS PROT, UNIPROT etc.). Plants and Animal databases (Ensembl Genome
project, Flybase, Maize GDB). Structural databases- PDB, PDBsum, NDB, CATH,
SCOP etc. Motifs and Pattern Databases- PROSITE, Pfam, etc. RNA databases:
RNABase etc. Carbohydrates and lipid databases- GlycoSuiteDB, LIPIDAT etc.
Database Retrieval and deposition systems- SRS, Entrez, Bankit, etc. and
AutoDep. Protein-Protein Interaction Networks and databases- DIP (Database of
Interacting Proteins), BIND - Biomolecular Interaction Network Database, Yeast
Interaction Database etc. siRNA/miRNA resources. File formats- GenBank, EMBL,
fasta, free format etc. Alignment of Sequences - Sequence alignmentintroduction and concepts; Sequence comparison using DOT matrix. Scoring
matrices (Identity, Chemical, Substitution- PAM, BLOSUM); Local and global
alignment concepts. Dynamic programming (Needleman-Wunch, Smith-Waterman
algorithm). Similarity and percent identity score (open, extended gap penality).
Multiple sequence alignment-introduction and concepts. Types of multiple
sequence alignment techniques. Description of major software (MSA, CLUSTALW,
PILEUP). Database Scanning and Sequence similarity searches. Algorithm of
FASTA. Description of BLAST algorithm. Various BLAST programs (e.g., BLASTP,
BLASTN). Concept of iterative search (PSI-BLAST and PHI-BLAST). Application of
PSSM profile. Sequencing and Annotation of Genomes - Introduction to
genomes. Sequencing techniques. Sequencing of whole genomes. Next Gen
Sequencing. Assembling of Genomes from Short Reads. Concept of Metagenomics.
Types of repeats and repeat finding techniques. Structure of genes. Prediction of
gene in prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes. Prediction of promoter prediction in
E.coli and in eukaryotes. Description of major gene prediction methods.
Comparison of genomes. Genome projects and sequence archive databases.
Phylogenetic Analysis - Evolutionary analysis. Relationship of phylogenetic
analysis to sequence alignment. Genome complexity. Concept of evolutionary
trees. Methods-maximum parsimony method, distance methods, the maximum
likelihood approach. Sequence alignment based on evolutionary model. Reliability
of phylogenetic predictions. Complications from phylogenetic analysis - Protein
Structure Analysis - Protein Structure –Introduction. Protein Structure analysis.
Secondary structure assignments (DSSP). Protein Structure Comparison and
alignment. Distance Matrices. Maximum Common Sub-graph Algorithm (PROCOR).
Structural alignment algorithms (CE, VAST, DALI, SSAP etc.) - Prediction of
Protein Structure - Protein structure prediction-concepts. Use of sequence
patterns for protein structure prediction. Prediction of protein secondary structure
from the amino acid sequence- Secondary structure Prediction methods: First,
second, third and fourth generation methods like CHOU-FASMAN, GOR; Nearest
neighbor methods like GOR-IV etc., Neural network methods like PHD, PSIPRED,
JPRED. Hidden Markov Models like HMMER. Concepts, algorithms and their
limitations. Evaluation of success of structure predictions. Benchmarking, CASP,
CAFASP, EVA etc.- Protein three dimensional structure prediction- Introduction.
Homology Modeling (method- SWISS-MODEL, MODELER, Fold recognition method3-D PSSM, SAM, I-TASSER etc. abinitio method –Introduction and concepts Basic principle 2D and 3D graphics and use of molecular graphics packages (e.g.
Final Draft
Rasmol, MOLMOL, Chimera, Pymol, spdbviewer), Building small molecules using
chemical information. Structure Visualization techniques (Software & Hardware) RNA Structure Prediction - Importance of RNA structure. Features of RNA
secondary structure. Development of prediction methods. Self complementary
regions in RNA sequences. Minimum free energy method. MFOLD and use of
energy plots. Covariation analysis in RNA sequences and its use in structure
prediction. Mutual information content. Limitations of prediction - Molecular
Simulation and Docking - Introduction to Molecular Modeling. What are models
used for? Areas of application – Single molecule calculation, assemblies of
molecules, Coordinate Systems. Potential energy surface - Molecular structure and
internal energy. Molecular Potential Energy function. Empirical force field. Sources
of force field data. Examples of important force fields - Energy MinimizationConcepts. First derivative techniques: steepest descent and conjugate gradients,
Second derivative techniques: Newton-Raphson, Global Optimization (simulated
annealing) - Molecular dynamics- Introduction, Molecular dynamics using simple
models, Dynamics with continuous potentials. Constant Temperature and constant
dynamics, Conformation searching, Systematic Search. - Conformational Analysis:
Systematic Methods, Random search methods, distance geometry - Principles and
methods of docking. docking problem. Scoring functions. Macromolecular dockingConcept. Practice and limitations of Computer assisted drug discovery process Computer Aided Subunit Vaccine Design - Introduction to immunoinformatics.
Concept of subunit vaccine: Endogenous and Exogenous antigen processing.
Prediction of CTL epitopes (MHC Class I binders, Cleavage sites, TAP binders, Nonepitope MHC binders). Identification of T-helper epitopes and promiscuous MHC
class II binders. Prediction of B-cell epitopes (linear and conformational epitopes).
Role of innate immunity in adjuvant design; Integrative approach for epitope or
peptide based vaccine – Microarray - Introduction, history and types of
microarrays. Application of microarray. Affyemetrix Technology. Stanford/cDNA
chip. Processing and analysis of images. Preprocessing of expression data.
Normalization of data; Differential Gene expression. Expression based clustering
of genes (Supervised, Unsupervised, K-means, Hierarchical). Prediction of function
from expression data. Microarray databases.
BIO-IMT-2451
Final Draft
Biochemical Engineering
Bio-reactions and bioreactors – Introduction to bioprocess engineering –
interaction of chemical engineering – biochemistry and microbiology, cell growth
and product formation kinetics – mammalian cell culture – biocatalysis –
immobilization of cells and enzymes – types of reactors – mass transfer and heat
transfer – asepsis and sterilization – scale up and scale down of bioprocesses –
Downstream processing – Principles of choosing a separation/ purification process
– Intracellular and extracellular product recovery methods – bioprocess synthesis.
300 level courses
Course
number
BIO-IMT-3001
Course Content
Seminar Course (compulsory)
History of science with emphasis on Indian contribution: Seminar by students
BIO-IMT-3004
Frontiers of Biology: Synthetic Biology
Introduction to synthetic biology – Biobricks/parts, devices, systems – Peptide
and protein building blocks for synthetic biology – reconstruction of genetic
circuits, logic gates – application of synthetic biology – in medicine, energy,
environment etc – Future perspectives – Major ongoing and international
initiatives – Methods for large scale reconstruction of parts/ metabolic pathways
BIO-IMT-3005
Advanced Bioinformatics
Computer Software - Concept of LAMP (Linux, Apache MySQL and PERL)
learning. Introduction to Linux. Installation of Linux; Basic and advance Linux
commands. Editors (vi, emacs). Software installation and configuration;
Introduction to Apache. Configuration of Apache. Launching of web site using
Apache; Introduction of HTML. Development of web sites; Concept of common
gateway interface (CGI). Concept of FORMS in HTML. Introduction to MySQL.
Development of Databases using MySQL. Introduction to PERL. Example PERL
programs. Handing FASTA files. Program for calculating amino or nucleotide
composition of sequences – Algorithms - Algorithms and techniques used for
developing programs for biological problems. Quantitative matrices. Introduction
to Machine Learning Techniques. Artificial Neural Network. Support Vector
Machine. Hidden Markov Model. Example-based leanings. Major Software for
implementing algorithms (SVM_light; SNNS; HMMER; Weka). Introduction to R:
Introduction to R. Installation of R. Description of R environment. Using R
interactively. Getting help with functions. Assigning variables. Arrays and vectors.
Functions on vectors. Using R commands from terminal. Reading data from files.
Programming in R. - Bioinformatics Software for Annotation of Proteins Important of annotation of proteins. Classification of protein annotation methods.
Protein Sub-cellular Localization (amino acid, dipeptide, split-amino acid
composition). Prediction of Antigenic regions in proteins (motif, matrix and ANN
based methods). Secondary structure prediction (probability, segment,
evolutionary approaches). DNA/RNA interacting residues in proteins (binary,
PSSM and composition based approaches).
(Note: This course is designed for students interested in research in the field of
bioinformatics particularly in developing prediction and classification
programs/web-servers. Equal number of theory and practical classes shall be taken
up in this course.)
BIO-IMT-3-
Final Draft
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
451
Introduction to TB & A historical prospective of TB - Diagnosis of TB- development
of Tuberculosis Vaccines - Treatment of tuberculosis-Drugs under development Experimental animal models of tuberculosis - Molecular evolution of
Mycobacterium - Ultra-structure and Biochemistry of mycobacterial cell- Lipids of
mycobacterium- Structure, biosynthesis and biological activity - Redox
homeostasis in Mycobacterium - Latency of mycobacterium- An overview of
latency and mechanisms involved in persistence - Hypoxia and NO-A window to
persistence of mycobacterium - Mechanism of signal transduction in
mycobacterium. Serine-threonine kinases and two component proteins of
mycobacterium - Transcription machinery of mycobacterium-Sigma factors and
their role in the virulence of mycobacterium - Experimental Genetics of
Mycobacterium - Interaction of Mtb with macrophages - Immunopathology of TB
BIO-IMT-3452
Metagenomics
Introduction to metagenomics, challenges, functional applications - A typical
metagenomic study - eg.human distal gut microbiome Metagenomic library
preparation and sequencing - Metagenomicassembly basics - Metagenomic gene
identification, metabolic reconstruction - Genome variations, Detecting genome
variations in metagenomic data, Quasi species detection Community and
comparative metagenomics - Amplicon sequencing and Gene Targeted (GT)
metagenomics - Strategies for enrichment, functional screens - Bioprospecting
metagenomes for novel enzymes - Metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics
BIO-IMT-3453
Advanced Biochemical Engineering
Bioreactions – Cell growth and product formation kinetics, growth associated,
non-growth associated and mixed-growth associated product formation, cell
growth and product formation models – quantitative review of biochemistry,
metabolism and metabolic engineering, engineering aspects of microbial process
and bioconversions – Bioreactors – Design of bioreactors – kinetic analysis,
packed bed bioreactor, Fluidized bed batch, fed-batch and continuous culture –
Bioprocess development – Exploitation of genetic engineering and bioprocess
development, Plant cell culture, Mammalian cell culture, Enzyme technology –
Downstream processing – Purification and separation technology, integrated bio
separation schemes – Case studies – Production of protein pharmaceuticals as a
paradigm of the application of biochemical engineering to advanced process
development within the frame work of current business and regulatory
requirements – Chemicals from biomass
Final Draft
NBRI
100 level courses
Course
number
BIO-NBRI-1001
Course content
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-NBRI-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals
of computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software.
Components of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to
Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of
network, Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of
Wireless networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls,
Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing
projects, Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and
limitations. Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases,
Animal and plant databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database,
Biotechnological databases, Motifs and Pattern Databases, Databases for species
identification and classification, Structural databases. Database Retrieval and
deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and
family prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction,
Phylogenetic Tree, Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-NBRI-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
Final Draft
BIO-NBRI-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of
Research, Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to
select a research topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate
methodology, Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper,
Paper presentation in scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of
documentation, Procedure for Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems,
Criteria of Good Research, Good laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and
Biological safety: Possible hazards and precautionary measures; do and don’ts
upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past
are condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity
of statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical
science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
Final Draft
200 level courses
Course number
BIO-NBRI-2001
Course content
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
Part-I Chromatographic Analysis:
GLC, HPLC, HPTLC and Flash chromatography
Part- II- Spectroscopic analysis:
UV, AAS and Mass spectrometry
Part- III – Microscopy
Light Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, SEM and TEM
NMR Spectroscopy in Plant Metabolomics: Introduction & Scope of NMR
Spectroscopy and Applications of NMR Spectroscopy in Plant Metabolomics
Electrophoresis: agarose and polyacrylamide gel (native and denaturing), 2-D gel
Centrifugation (high speed, ultra and differential centrifugation)
Common Molecular Biology Techniques
Chromatography: affinity, ion exchange, hydrophobic chromatography, size
exclusion and reverse phase chromatography
Proteomics- MALDI-MS/MS, LC-ESI-MS/MS
Practical
Chromatography Techniques
Spectroscopy Techniques
BIO-NBRI-2003
Biology of Inheritance
What, why and how of this course
Introduction, Scope of the course syllabus, Reading lists and handouts for
students, Lottery for Term / Review paper topics
In the beginning: Cell, chromosome, gene, hereditary units, hereditary materials,
what is heredity?
Unit of life – A cell and cellular basis for heredity: Why a cell divides? How it
divides? Cell cycle, How does cell division impact heredity? Cell division – rules
and parameters
Chromosomal basis for heredity: Chromosome structures, its functions,
chromosomes in cell division, chromosomes in heredity, Aneuploids, Polyploids
Everyone had an opinion about heredity: Assorted theories for inheritance,
Darwinism, Neo-Darwinism, Lamarckism
Gregor Johann Mendel and his seminal contributions to our understanding of
genetics and heredity: Where would we be if Mendel had not made his landmark
contributions?
Mendelism: Genes, determinants, alleles, Mendel’s postulates, Laws of
inheritance, their applications in real life, Universality or otherwise of these laws
What happens when Mendelian laws are not followed / obeyed? Epigenetics,
Transposition, Pleiotropy, Heterosis
What happens when heredity rules go wrong? Inherited disorders, chromosome
errors, single gene mutations, induced mutations
Mechanisms of inheritance: Recombination, crossing over, chimerism, gene
dosage, dominance and incomplete dominance, linkage and linkage
disequilibrium, QTLs
Does heredity in individuals differ from or impact on populations and
communities? Population genetics, genetic communities, quantitative genetics
Molecular genetics: Architecture of a Mendelian locus, its dissection and mapping,
linkage, genetic and molecular mapping
Why is study of genetics central to: Our understanding of evolution, populations,
communities, ecology, recombinant DNA technologies?
Students display their learning: Return of term / review papers, Seminars /
Round-Table brainstorming
How far did we succeed? Evaluation times are here again!!!
Students to complete a test (30 min, MCQ with negative markings; 1/3 descriptive
question); Students evaluate Faculty (15 min – Predesigned questionnaire);
Final Draft
Valedictory and Closure of the Course (15 min)
BIO-NBRI-2005
Genomics: Information flow in Biological Systems
Introduction: From Sequence to function in the Age of genomics, Genome
databases of various plants.
Genome Organization: Nuclear, Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Genome
Genome analysis: Cloning systems used in genomics, Sequencing and analyzing
genome, Principles of Gene Annotation and prediction, tools and resources
Genomes and transcriptomes of model organisms
Small RNAs and their role in regulation of gene expression
Functional genomics: Strategies to find important genes in the genome and their
functional analysis
Differential gene expression profiling methods (differential display, subtractive
analysis, Microarrays, comparative transcriptomics)
Comparative genomics and synteny (Multiple Sequence Alignments & Phylogenetic
analysis)
Practical Courses:
Demonstration of microarray system
Demonstration of 454 whole genome sequencing system
Demonstration of Sequnome system
BIO-NBRI-2009
Plant-Microbe Interaction
Plant associated soil micro-organisms and microbial diversity
Plant responses to PGPRs and pathogens
Rhizosphere dynamics, effectors and signaling
Plant microbe interaction in stressed conditions
Molecular mechanisms of PGPRs and pathogens
Application of Proteomics in plant microbe interaction
Role of mutagenesis in plant microbe interaction
Bioinoculants for nutrient and disease management
Virus structure and morphology, plant virus diseases and symptomatology
Transmission of plant viruses
Replication and translocation of viral genomes
Genome organization of viruses
Practical
Techniques for study of PGPRs and pathogens-I
Techniques for study of PGPRs and pathogens-II
Methodology for assay, detection and diagnosis
Modern approaches of virus control
BIO-NBRI-2010
Plant Environment Interaction
Environment and Sustainable Development.
Environment Pollution in National and Global Perspectives
Sources of Air Pollutants and Plant Responses
Sources and Fate of Pollutants in the Aquatic Ecosystems
Responses of Plants to Water Pollution
Sources and Behavior of Soil Pollutants
Responses of Plants to Soil Pollutants
Prevention and Mitigation of Air Pollution
Prevention and Control of Water pollution
Energy Resources and Conservation
Plant adaptation to Environmental stress
Environmental Degradation and Restoration
Biomonitoring of Environmental contaminants
Environmental Impact Assessment & Auditing
Practical
Final Draft
To study improvement in physico-chemical characteristics of waste water after
treatment with aquatic plants, Physiological and Biochemical response of plants to
toxic metals
BIO-NBRI-2012
Cell Signaling
Cell
communication:
Inter-organellar
communication
Nucleus-plastidmitochondrion, Plasmodesmata, signal delivery systems.
Membrane receptors, Protein kinases: Ion channels, G-protein-coupled receptors,
Wall associated kinases, MAPK kinases, Ca++-calmodulin system.
Ethylene signalling: Plant two-component signaling systems Ethylene
biosynthesis, ethylene signaling cascade ethylene responses in different tissues.
Auxin signalling: Auxin receptors, Auxin-responsive gene expression, Proteolysis
and auxin signalling.
ABA signalling: Biosynthesis and Catabolism Pathways, Regulation of ABA
synthesis and metabolism, ABA Signaling in seed maturation processes Proteolysis
and protein interactions, ABA Signaling in Guard Cells, ABA as Antagonizing Signal
to Light in Stomatal Movement.
Cytokinins, Gibberellins: Cytokinin metabolism, Cytokinin signal transduction,
Gibberellin metabolic pathway, Genes of GA Biosynthesis and regulation, Signal
transduction pathway, Downstream transcriptional events induced by Gas, Sites of
GA Signaling.
Brassinosteroids, strigolactones, Signaling by JA, SA, polyamines: Biosynthesis,
metabolism, signal transduction-mode of action
Light signalling: Phytochrome-mediated responses-energy dependence, Structure
of phytochromes, Phytochromes- mechanism of action, Phytochrome interacting
factors, Phytochrome-regulated gene transcription
Cross talk between signaling pathways
BIO-NBRI-2016
Developmental Biology-Plants
Root - Architecture and types, cell types, molecular basis of root development,
lateral root formation, adventitious roots, root hairs, storage roots, gravitropism,
hormonal control, root symbiosis, root apex
Shoot - Shoot apical meristem, cell division,differentiation, xylogenesis, phloem,
branching, secondary wood, molecular basis of development, hormonal control,
cell growth, programmed cell death
Leaf - Types, phyllotaxis, size and shape control, cell types, venation, plastid
biogenesis, stomatal development, senescence
Flower - Types, determinacy, ABC model, architecture, pigmentation, control of
flowering time, photoperiod control, senescence, hormonal basis, scent,
development of reproductive organs, pollination, apomixis
Reproduction – Male and female gametophyte development, Pollination,
fertilization, zygote, embryogenesis, Molecular basis, male sterility
self incompatibility, somatic embryogenesis
Fruit - Development, size control, ripening, parthenocarpy, molecular basis,
hormonal control, climacteric fruits, abscission, sex determination
Seed - Genetic control of seed development, seed structure, types of storage
reserves, molecular basis, oil seeds,
dormancy and germination, hormonal
control, recalcitrance in seeds, photomorphogenesis, endosperm
Secondary growth, cambium, trichomes, fibre, totipotency
BIO-NBRI-2017
Epigenetics and Chromatin Organization
Theory Epigenetics: DNA methylation and concept of epigenetics, Histone
modifying enzymes and their role, Chromatin modifying matchinary, Chromatin
architecture, Histone modifications, Hostone methylation, demethylation etc
Transcriptional Gene Regulation: Operon Concept,, Transcription Factors and
Classification, Promoters, cis-regulatory elements and enhancers, Pre-initiation
complex and RNA Polymerase, transciprtion elongation and termination
Gene Silencing: Transcriptional gene silencing, Post transcriptional gene silencing
: Small RNA world and mechanism of regulation
Post-transcriptional gene regulation: RNA processing, Inron splicing etc., Post-
Final Draft
translational modifications of protein and their regulation
Practical
Nuclear Protein preparation, EMSA, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation and analysis
BIO-NBRI-2018
Homeostasis and feedback in biological systems
Light use and leaf gas exchange: Leaf anatomy, light interception and gas
exchange, Chloroplasts and energy capture
Carbon dioxide assimilation and respiration: Modes of photosynthesis,
Photorespiration, Respiration and energy generation
Gaining water and nutrients: root function: Root system architecture, Extracting
water and nutrients from soil, Soil–root interface, Absorption of water and
nutrients by roots
Using water and nutrients: cell growth: Membrane transport and ion balance,
Regulation of nutrient ion and Cell enlargement
Vascular integration and resource storage: Long-distance transport of water and
nutrients and Distribution of photoassimilates within plants, Phloem transport,
Phloem loading, Phloem unloading and sink utilization
Growth analysis: a quantitative approach: Concepts and techniques,
Environmental physiology and Crop growth analysis
BIO-NBRI-2021
Molecular breeding of plants
Breeding
strategies
of
self
and
cross
pollinated
crops
Mode of reproduction in plants, pure line and mass selection, pedigree and bulk
population, backcross, population improvement, Self incompatibility and male
sterility and their use in hybrid seed production, recurrent selection
Experimental
designs
in
relation
to
plant
breeding
Randomized complete block design (RBD); latin square designs; augmented block
design, Merits and limitations of different designs,
Statistical
and
biometrical
methods
in
plant
breeding
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Correlation, regression and path analysis,
heritability, genetic advance, genetic gain, combining ability, heterosis and
inbreeding depression, Tests of significance: Sampling distribution of mean and
standard error; z and t-test, Chi- square test for goodness of fit, F test.
Mutation and polyploidy breeding
Selection of parents, mutagen treatment and handling of treated material,
development of polyploids and their evaluation,
Molecular Markers
Overview of markers, Concept, Development methodology of AFLP, SSR, and SNP
markers, Merits and demerits of different types of markers
Mapping populations and phenotyping
Types and developmental strategies (F2, RILs, DH lines), Merits and demerits of
various types of mapping populations, Field experimental design and phenotyping
Construction of linkage map
Linkage map, marker polymorphism, genotyping, Data scoring, softwares and
Linkage analysis,
Germplasm characterization and Diversity Analysis
Selection of markers, Genotyping, Data acquisition, Softwares, statistical
methodologies and analysis
Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) and QTL analysis
Principle of QTL analysis,Genotyping, phenotyping, Methods to detect QTLs
(Single markers, Simple and composite interval mapping), data acquisition,
Softwares and analysis,
Association mapping in plants
Introduction, Choice of population, Analysis of population structure, Trait
evaluation (phenotyping), Identification of marker/sequence polymorphism,
Statistics of association mapping-Linkage disequlibrium (LD), measure of LD,
factors affecting LD
Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)
Gene tagging by Bulk segreegent Analysis (BSA) and near isogenic lines (NILs),
Gene pyramiding, advanced backcross QTL (AB-QTL) analysis, Breeding by
Final Draft
Design, Effectiveness and efficiency of MAS over phenotypic selection, foreground
and background selections; marker assisted hybrid (MAH) breeding; important
examples of successful MAS.
Practical
Emasculation, pollination, Genotyping (PAGE and ABI DNA Analyzer), data
scoring, polymorphism detection.
BIO-NBRI-2025
Biodiversity
Aims, objectives and dynamics of Plant biodiversity
Bio-geographic regions of plant biodiversity in India and world
Diversity within different plant groups
Assessment of biodiversity through classical taxonomic methods
Ecological methods for plant diversity inventorying
Drivers of biodiversity loss
Role of Biosphere Reserve, National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuaries, Sacred Grooves
in biodiversity conservation
Species distribution and endemism
Biodiversity and its sustainable uses
Biodiversity and traditional knowledge
Development of plant databases and its management
Biodiversity legal and policy instruments
Biodiversity, ecosystem function and ecosystem processes
Ecological niche
Impact of climate change on plant biodiversity
Practical work: Field visit and ecological methods to study biodiversity
BIO-NBRI-2486
Plant morphogenesis and regeneration
History and scope of plant tissue culture, concept of cellular differentiation
Dedifferentiation, re-differentiation, totipotency and media composition.
Plant Growth Regulators
Auxin, cytokinin, GA, ABA, JA, ethylene signaling pathway
Organogenesis
and
somatic
embryogenesis: Fundamental
aspects
of
morphogenesis, somatic embryogenesis and androgenesis, mechanisms,
techniques and utility.
Culture of different plant parts:
Root, stem, leaf, meristem culture, ovary, ovule and nucellus culture, embryo
culture, endosperm culture.
Production of Haploids:
Techniques for development of androgenic haploids, factors affecting anther
culture, pollen culture, gynogenesis, applications of haploids.
Somatic Hybridization:
Protoplast isolation, fusion and culture, hybrid selection and regeneration,
possibilities, achievements and limitations of protoplast research
Application of Plant Tissue Culture:
Clonal propagation, artificial seed production/ encapsulation somaclonal variation,
production of secondary metabolites/natural products, automation in plant tissue
culture, cryopreservation and germplasm storage
Specific gene transfer:
Direct and indirect methods, current status and limitations.
Practical
Laboratory organization and equipments, preparation and sterilization of media.
Explant preparation, surface-sterilization, inoculation and subculture.
Hardening and field transfer of tissue-raised plants, excised root culture, callus
culture, encapsulation of seeds/somatic embryos.
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course number
Course content
BIO-NBRI 3001
Seminar Course (compulsory)
BIO-NBRI 3003
Cell and tissue engineering
Genetic engineering of plant cells -Transgenic plants
Methods of direct and Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer (Ti plasmid).
Methods for DNA transformation: electroporation, microinjection, particle-gun
technology.
Strategies for crop improvement with special mention of biotic and abiotic
resistant plants and value addition.
Recombinase-directed chromosome engineering in plants
Cre & lox system
FLP& FRT system
PhiC31 & aatP-attB system
R and RS system/ParA& MRS system
Production of pharmaceutically important drugs and therapeutics using genetic
engineering
Large scale production of secondary metabolites using cell and suspension
cultures.
Hairy root culture and Ri plasmid, Hairy root cultures as phytochemical factories
and process of elicitation.
Recombinant therapeutic protein production (medical molecular pharming) in
plant cells/tissues.
Metabolic Engineering of major metabolic pathways and products.
Cloning and characterization of secondary metabolic genes.
Bioengineering and other means to develop new plant products.
Use of genetic engineering and molecular biology tools for Metabolic Engineering.
Plant Cell reactors- type of reactors, comparison of reactor performances,
Immobilized plant cell reactors.
Practical Experiments
Electroporation & particle-gun technology
Molecular characterization of transgenic plants
Hairy root induction and establishment
Demonstration of bioreactor
BIO-NBRI-3486
Climate change and Plants
Sources of Green House Gases (GHGs) and their impact, Mitigation strategies of
GHGs, Impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on plants, Plant responses to O3
stress, Drought tolerance mechanism of plants, Crop simulation modeling, Carbon
sequestration, Green technologies to combat climate change, Climate change and
forest ecosystems, Climate change and plant diseases, Climate simulation
modeling, Remote Sensing & GIS, FACE technology
Practical
Ozone monitoring techniques
Methane efflux measurement
Ambient Air Quality Monitoring
BIO-NBRI-3487
Bioremediation
Bioremediation: Principles and Applications
Bacterial Remediation of Metal and Metalloid Contamination
Fungal Bioremediation
Mycorrhiza and Rhizoremediation
Phycoremediation
Final Draft
Biodegradation of Recalcitrant Organic Wastes
Phytoremediation of Contaminated Water & Constructed Wetlands
Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soils
Phytoremediation and Role of Nutrient Management
Role of Nanotechnology in Bioremediation
Scope of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Degraded Soils
Limiting Factors in Bioremediation Processes
Practical
Protocols/ Techniques of Soil Bioremediation using Microbes
Protocols/ Techniques of Soil Phytoremediation
Protocols/ Techniques of Phytoremediation for Aquatic Ecosystems
Use of Soil Enzymology in Monitoring of Bioremediation
BIO-NBRI-3488
Environmental Biochem and Biotech
Advances in Environmental Biotechnology
Physiology of toxic metal transport and accumulation by plants I
Physiology of toxic metal transport and accumulation by plants II
Biochemical basis of metal hyperaccumulation in plants
Detoxification mechanisms of toxic organic compounds
Transgenic microbes for pollution management
Molecules and pathways associated with metal detoxification in plants.
Gene mining for metal accumulation and transport
Transgenic plants as hyperaccumulators of heavy metals.
Transgenic crops for low accumulation of toxic metals.
Metagenomics of polluted habitats.
GM crops and their impact on Environment.
Practical
Element estimation by AAS, ICPMS
Enzyme assays- Antioxidant enzymes.
Measurement of non protein thiols/Phytochelatins
Gene expression by heavy metals (Microarray/RTPCR).
BIO-NBRI-3489
Taxonomy and speciation
Unit-I: Taxonomy of plants
History of plant taxonomy and classification of angiosperms
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
Modern trends in Taxonomy: (a) Numerical taxonomy, chemo-taxonomy, cytotaxonomy, and (b) Palynology, embryology, anatomy and palaeo-botany
Relevance of Herbaria & Botanical Gardens
Systematics of Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms (General characters,
classification, important families)
Systematics of non-vascular plants
Plant descriptors, systematic of some selected families in Dicots & Monocots
Methods and techniques in plant taxonomy and herbarium
Unit –II: Molecular Systematics and speciation
Species concept
Speciation in plants
Molecular Systematics: Concepts and applications
Molecular markers in plant systematics
Procedures for collecting and sampling of plant materials
Molecular Phylogenetics
Phylogenetic Inferences
Phylogeography: concepts and case studies in plants
BIO-NBRI-3490
Plant Conservation and Reproductive Biology
Conservation biology: principles and applications
Final Draft
BIO-NBRI-3491
BIO-NBRI-3492
Final Draft
Introduction to the science of conservation biology, Threats to plant diversityCauses and consequences of Habitat fragmentation, destruction, overexploitation, diseases, invasive aliens, pollution, and climate change
Vulnerability to extinction
Habitats, Species and Populations vulnerable to extinction, Examples and Case
Studies
Conservation at species and population levels: Population genetics and
conservation I
Measurement of genetic diversity, Population bottlenecks and maintenance of
genetic diversity
Population genetics and conservation II
Gene flow, Reproductive/mating systems; -inbreeding and out -breeding
depression
Effective population size and management of genetic diversity
Conservation biology of rare and endangered plants
Concepts and practical approaches, Case studies, Designing framework for new
case studies
Conservation at Landscape and Ecosystems levels
Methods and strategic approaches, Case studies
Plant species loss: assessment of extinction risks
IUCN Red lists: Criteria and Classification, National Red Lists, Biodiversity Hot
spots
Plant conservation methods and strategies
In situ conservation, Ex situ conservation, Integrated conservation, Recovery,
Reintroduction and Rehabilitation of endangered habitats and species, Case
studies; visit to botanic garden, conservatories, gene banks, etc.
Introduction to Plant Reproductive Biology
Modes and mechanics of reproduction in plants
Functional Mechanism of Sex gametes and Reproductive behaviour
Ontogeny and development of sex gametes in cryptogams, Ontogeny and
development of sex gametes in phaenerogams, Floral biology and phenology
Reproductive Progression and Plant Breeding
Intra and Inter gametophytic mating and sporophyte development , Nature of
breeding system, homozygosity and heterozygosity, Reproductive success and
origin of polyploid genotype
Pollen and Pollination Biology
Structural and developmental pattern of pollen, factors influencing pollen
productivity (environment, genetic) and pollen syndrome, Pollination mechanism,
plant-pollinator interactions , Pollen and pistil interaction
Fertilization and Seed Biology
Fertilization mechanism, embryo and endosperm development, Fruit biology, seed
formation, dispersion and syndrome, Seed germination and seedling demography
Abnormal Reproductive Behaviour in Plants
Male sterility and self incompatibility, Polyembryony, parthenogenesis,
parthenocarpy, Apogamy, apomixis, apospory
Recent Trends in Reproductive Biology
In vitro culture of pollen, spores, gametophytes, sporophytes, embryo and
tissues, Physiological and molecular aspects of sex gamete expression,
differentiation, development and floral induction , Production of androgenic plants
and somatic hybridization
Reproductive Biology and Threatened Plants
Genetic load and reproductive barriers, Physiological and genetic infringement of
reproductive barriers, Case study, visit to conservatory, fernery and moss houses
etc .
Economic Plants and Pharmacology
Floriculture and Agronomy
NCL
100 level courses
Course
number
Course content
Course
number
Course content
BIO-NCL-1001
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness
Dependence of variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses: (5 lectures)
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-1-002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals
of computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software.
Components of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to
Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of
network, Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of
Wireless networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls,
Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing
projects, Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and
limitations. Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases,
Animal and plant databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database,
Biotechnological databases, Motifs and Pattern Databases, Databases for species
identification and classification, Structural databases. Database Retrieval and
deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and
family prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction,
Phylogenetic Tree, Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-1-003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Final Draft
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-1-004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of
Research, Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to
select a research topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate
methodology, Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper,
Paper presentation in scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of
documentation, Procedure for Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems,
Criteria of Good Research, Good laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and
Biological safety: Possible hazards and precautionary measures; do and don’ts
upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past
are condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity
of statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical
science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
BIO-NCL-1521
Research Methodology
BIO-NCL-1522
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation
BIO-NCL-1523
Basic mathematics and numerical methods
Final Draft
Good laboratory practices, Safety in the laboratory, First Aid in the laboratory,
Maintenance
of
laboratory records, Scientific literature management,
Communication skills (scientific writing and presentation), Intellectual property
management & planning, Ethics in Science, Computer applications and tools,
Statistical methods & Data analysis
Thermal methods (TG, DTG, DTA, TMA, DSC), X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS),
NMR (1H, 13C) and other Spectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence),
Chromatographic methods (TLC, GC, LC), Mass spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy
(SEM, TEM), Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis
(AAS, ICP, CHN)
Determinants and Matrices, Complex Variables, Vector analysis, Infinite Series,
Special Functions, Differential Equations, Interpolation and Approximation,
Numerical differentiation and Integration, Basic Linux, Introduction to Algorithms,
basic programming, Shell and Shell Scripting, Network Computing and Parallel
Computing, Matlab/Scilab/Octave/Gnuplot
BIO-NCL-1524
BIO-NCL-1525
Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences
Basics of inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, Nomenclature (IUPAC),
molarity, molality and normality, types of bonding, Ionic, covalent and nonbonding interactions, Acids and bases, Atomic structure, periodic table and
periodic properties, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and kinetics, solvent effects,
functional groups in organic compounds, general named reactions and reaction
mechanisms, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides, enzymes,
photosynthesis
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
General considerations, Introduction, definitions, consequences of size
reduction,
Properties: structural, thermodynamic, optical, electrical and magnetic
properties,
Methods of synthesis, Surface modifications, factors governing the stability and
assembly, Characterization of nanomaterials, Applications of Nanomaterials
BIO-NCL-1526
Introduction to Chemical Biology
Amino Acids, Peptides & Proteins, The Chemistry of Carbohydrates, Nucleic acids,
The Chemistry of Enzymes, Lipids, Fats & Steroids, Drug discovery, Drugs from
Nature, Drug interaction
BIO-NCL-1527
Final Draft
Basic techniques in biology
Basic techniques in microbiology
Basic techniques in plant tissue culture
Basic techniques in plant molecular biology
Basic techniques in animal cell culture
Basic Entomological techniques
Microscopy - Light and florescence
Freeze drying, centrifugation, ultra-centrifugation, ultra-filtration, etc.
Electrophoretic techniques (DNA/RNA/Protein-Native/denaturing) / IEF and
Agarose / PAGE / Capillary electrophoresis
Chromatography techniques (Ion exchange, Affinity, Gel filtration)
Purification and characterization of biomolecules (Proteins & metabolites)
200 level courses
Course
number
BIO-NCL-2521
Course content
Advanced Techniques in Biology
Sequencing of nucleic acids and proteins
Functional characterization of biomolecules
Advanced microscopy (TEM, SEM, Confocal, AFM, etc.)
Biophysical techniques (UV, Fluorescence, CD)
Spectrometry (GC-MS, LCMS)
High performance chromatography (HPLC, FPLC)
Tracer techniques
NMR for biomolecules
Proteomics (2D, MALDI-TOF, ESI, Database search, de novo sequencing)
Microarray analysis
Techniques in molecular biology (PCR, RT-PCR, Sequencing, Southern, Northern,
etc.)
Gene cloning and over-expression: identification of genes, designing primers,
selecting vectors and cloning, expression in cells, solubilization of inclusion body,
protein purification, site-directed mutagenesis
Immunological techniques- Antigen-Antibody reaction, ELISA, RIA, In situ
hybridization, immunoblotting, Western blotting, etc.
Techniques in structural biology: crystallization and X-ray structure determination
Bioinformatics tools and databases
BIO-NCL-2522
Introduction to infectious diseases
Human microbiome and normal flora
Pathogens responsible for human infectious diseases
i. Virus: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case studies
will be discussed
ii. Bacteria: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case
studies will be discussed
iii. Protozoans: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case
studies will be discussed
iv. Fungal: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case
studies will be discussed
v. Worm: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case
studies will be discussed
Virulence mechanisms
Host pathogen interaction and overview of host immune response against specific
pathogens
Overview on veterinary pathogens
Epidemiology / Transmission / preventive strategies
Diagnostic methods and techniques against infectious diseases
Drugs / Drug resistance / Drug discovery
Vaccines
Infectious disease studies in the ‘post genomic era’. Overview of genome
sequencing efforts, and highlight the importance of genome information in helping
to under the biology and disease caused by specific pathogens. Discuss the role
of genomics in epidemiology, diagnosis and drug discovery
Special focus on neglected tropical diseases.
BIO-NCL-2523
Mathematics and statistics for biologists
Introduction to algebra and geometry
Trigonometry: Ratios of single and compound angles, their relations, inverse
function.
Complex numbers: algebra and geometrical interpretation
Final Draft
Matrices and determinants: algebra, inverse of matrix, elementary
transformations and solving equations
Vectors: algebra, coordinate system, unit vectors, direction cosines, vector
operations, products.
Eigen value and eigen vectors
Coordinate transformations and rotation about a general direction
Calculus: continuity and limit of functions, derivatives, integrals, differential
equations, Fourier transform, applications.
Biostatistics: introduction
Probability distributions (normal, binomial and Poisson), Sampling techniques,
Correlation and Regression, Null hypothesis, Confidence intervals, Significance
levels
Experimental Design and Methods of sampling, Basic and Two-Way ANOVA
BIO-NCL-2524
Structure determination and analysis of biomolecules
Introduction to the structure of biomolecules: DNA, RNA, sugar, lipid, protein
Conformation of biopolymers, energetics of folding
Crystallization of Proteins: Principles and techniques, preparation of heavy atom
derivatives, Freezing protein crystals for storage and data collection.
Single crystals:
Three-dimensional structure determination using protein crystallography,
Arrangement of molecules in crystals, Lattice, symmetry, unit cell, point groups,
space groups.
Diffraction:
X-ray diffraction, Laue an Bragg equations, reciprocal lattice, structure factor
equation, Fourier transform, phase problem, diffraction data collection, indexing,
systematic absences
Structure determination:
Solution to phase problem using direct methods, molecular replacement,
Patterson method, isomorphous replacement and anomalous scattering, phasing
of protein reflections, accuracy of phasing and refinement of phases, electron
density and model fitting,
Refinement: methods for structure refinement, structure validation, structure
deposition, database.
Fiber diffraction and small angle scattering
Biophysical and spectroscopic techniques: NMR, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism.
BIO-NCL-2525
Concepts in Microbiology
Topics
Architecture of Bacterial cell
Architecture of Fungal cell
Taxonomy of bacteria
Taxonomy of fungi
Bacterial genetics
Fungal genetics
Microbial diversity
Fungi from different environments
Strain improvement
Whole cell & enzyme immobilization
Secondary metabolites
Morphological and physiological characterization of microorganisms
BIO-NCL-2526
Concepts in Plant Biotechnology
Structural genomics including genome architecture, gene structure, large insert
libraries and classical genome sequencing, next generation sequencing, physical
mapping
Functional genomics including differential expression (microarray technology, real
time and digital PCR), over expression, gene silencing (miRNA and siRNA),
mutation, transposable elements, Genome-wide technologies (Transcriptomics,
Final Draft
TILLING, SAGE, etc.)
Molecular markers including concept, properties, classes, advantages and
applications, population development
Plant cell, tissue and organ culture
Plant transformation methods including tissue culture and non tissue culture
based, Agro bacterium mediated co-cultivation, particle bombardment, plant
vectors, promoters and analysis
Endophytes and their applications
Phytoremediation
BIO-NCL-2527
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Low-dimensional structures: Quantum wells, Quantum wires, and Quantum dots,
Nano clusters & Nano crystals, fullerenes, carbon nano tubes and graphene, Nano
Composites, synthesis and characterization techniques, Properties at Nano Scales
and comparison with bulk materials, fabrication techniques, general applications,
nanomaterials in biology.
BIO-NCL-2528
Advances in Chemical Biology
Amino Acids, Peptides & Proteins: Structure and functions of peptides and
proteins, Design of poly peptides, Peptide hormones and their pharmaceutical
significance, Peptide mimetics as therapeutics
The Chemistry of Carbohydrates: Glycosylation methods, Oligosaccharide
synthesis and biosynthesis, Sugar derivatives and reactions, Glycoconjugates and
glycomimetics
Nucleic acids: Structural aspects of nucleic acids, Building blocks of nucleic acids ,
Structure & function of DNA and RNA, Nucleic acid mimetics & their therapeutic
applications.
The Chemistry of Enzymes: Enzymes: Classification & Nomenclature, The
Mechanism of Enzyme action, Enzymes as Catalysts
Lipids, Fats & Steroids: Chemical synthesis & biosynthesis, Drug discovery ,
Basic principles of medicinal chemistry, The process of drug discovery and
combinatorial chemistry, Case studies in drug discovery,
Drugs from Nature: Introduction to natural products chemistry, Natural products
based drug discovery, Naturally occurring antimalarials, anticancer and antimicrobial agents.
BIO-NCL-2529
Advanced Biomaterials
Definition of biomaterials, Surface property requirements of biomaterials, Types of
materials used in medicine, Synthesis and surface characterization, Biology of
wound healing, foreign body response and tissue remodeling, Molecular and
cellular interactions of materials with biological environment, Degradation and
long term fate of materials used in medicine, Requirements of biomaterials for
biomedical implants, surface coatings, wound dressings, sutures, cardiovascular
devices, ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics and cosmetic surgeries,
Applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering, Standard protocols for testing
the efficacy and efficiency of biomaterials, The regulatory environment for
biomaterials, Some concepts for design development of common biomaterials.
Final Draft
300 level courses
Course
number
BIO-NCL-3521
Course content
Molecular recognition and molecular interactions in structural biology
Databases and tools used in structural biology
Enzyme kinetics, active site and inhibition
Metabolism of DNA and RNA: Replication, recombination, transcription
Ribosome structure and mechanism of protein synthesis.
Protein folding, degradation and prediction of protein conformation
Protein-DNA interaction: case study of transcription factors and student
assignment.
Protein-carbohydrate interactions: case study of lectins and student
assignment.
Structural studies of genetic diseases and student assignment.
Proteins as enzymes: case study of proteases and student assignment.
Proteins as enzymes: carbohydrate digesting enzymes and assignment.
Protein superfamily: Ntn hydrolases and assignment.
Molecular recognition: case study of antigen-antibody interactions and student
assignment.
Virus structures.
Membrane proteins and student assignment
Protein evolution: globins and cytochromes and student assignment
Cell signaling and cell-cell interactions and student assignment
Cell motility and transport and student assignment
Structure based drug design: case study.
Structural genomics, proteomics and metabolomics
BIO-NCL-3522
Advances in Microbiology and Microbial Technology
Fungal morphogenesis
Microbial diversity: Metagenomics/Functional genomics
Evolution of bacteria
Evolution of fungi
Host-pathogen interaction
Microbial and plant lectins
Signal transduction
Programmed cell death
Metabolic Engineering
Synthetic biology
Agriculture microbiology: Biofertilizer and Biocontrol agents
Industrial enzymes
Biotransformation
Concept to commercialization
Submerged and solid state fermentation
Down stream processing
Nanobiotechnology
Single cell microbiology
IPR
Surface expression of enzymes
BIO-NCL-3523
Applications in Plant Biotechnology
Plant –pathogen/microbe/insect interactions, plant defense, defense proteins,
such as AI, PI, lectins, defensins, etc.
Abiotic stress tolerance in plants
Plant genetic engineering for crop improvement with case studies, safety
practices in handling GMOs
Final Draft
Applications of molecular markers in linkage mapping, gene tagging, gene
introgression, synteny mapping, Hybrid testing, germplasm analysis, DNA
fingerprinting, MAS, map based cloning
Identifying and mapping of QTLs including strategies of QTL mapping (SMA,
SIM, CIM, MTIM), QTL x QTL and QTL x environment interactions, expression
QTLs, Softwares used, Association mapping
Biodiversity including genetic diversity, molecular diversity and taxonomy, DNA
barcoding, population genetics, conservation of diversity and endangered
species
Metabolomics including plant secondary metabolites, functional molecules,
metabolic engineering, analytical methods
Molecular farming and Biotransformation
Proteomics including recognition, sequencing, applications of proteomics in
plant biotechnology, identification, differential analysis, intensity fading etc.
Application of nano-biotechnology in plant sciences
BIO-NCL-3524
Beyond Genomes: Concepts in comparative and functional genomics
Overview of genome sequencing, assembly and annotation. Will discuss recent
advances in genome sequencing technology and assembling short reads, gene
finding and annotation.
Accessing genome sequences and genomic-scale datasets: Genome browsers
and databases
Genome wide experiments
1. Gene expression and genetic variation analysis by microarray and
sequencing.
2. Gene silencing / knock down techniques (micro RNA / siRNA)
3. Epigenetics / Histone modifications
4. Chemical genomics
Comparative genomics
1. Synteny mapping
2. Overview of phylogenetics, orthology (orthologs / paralogs), gene
duplication and functional specialization. Case study – the human
kinome
3. Lateral gene transfer and functional specialization. Case study – the
apicoplast organelle genome and function of apicomplexan parasite
Metagenomics
Population genetics
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) and systems biology – integrating
diverse datasets to understand biological functions and disease mechanisms
Genomics and Drug discovery. The druggable genome concept.
The EnCODE and 1000 genome projects
Case study on current status of select genomes (humans / mouse / Arabidopsis
/ Plasmodium species / Mycobacterium species)
BIO-NCL-3525
Chemistry and biology of Heterocycles
Privileged heterocycles, Electronic properties, reactivity (electrophilicity and
nucleophilicity), Synthetic methodologies, Biological properties of Natural
products and drug candidates, Biosynthesis, Dimeric compounds and related
stereochemistry
Final Draft
CSIR-North-East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST),
Jorhat
AcSIR Course on BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
General
All candidates in AcSIR Biological Sciences Ph. D. programme should earn an aggregate of
20 credits (12 credits through course work, 4 credits for project proposal writing and 4 credits
for CSIR-800). The different levels of courses offered are:
100 Level: Minimum 2 courses of total 4 credits
200 Level: Minimum 2 courses of total 4 credits
300 Level: Minimum 2 courses of total 4 credits
Part A – Compulsory Courses
COURSE DESCRIPTION
100 Level Courses
A minimum of two courses of 4 credits in total. These courses will be on “Research
Methodology and Communication” and “Biodiversity and Environmental studies”.
These
courses will be abbreviated as AcSIR-BS-101 and AcSIR- BS-102. These two courses are
compulsory for all Biological Science Ph. D. candidates.
Final Draft
Part I
(Compulsory Paper)
Basic and Fundamental Techniques
Per week L-T-P-C = 4-0-0-0.4 (Total L-T-P-C = 40-0-0-4) 2.5 months
100 level courses
Course number
Course content
Bio-NEIST-1-001
Research Methodology
Introduction to research concept, identification, selection and
formulation of research problem, justification, hypothesis, literature
retrieval, survey, bibliography presentation, digital resource
(internal), data collection, sampling techniques, collection,
documentation, presentation and interpretation of data
Bio-NEIST-1-002
Research communication
Communication skill, presentation of scientific finding & discussion,
scientific manuscript writing, literature survey, online search toolsBiomed Central, Pub med, Scopus, Scifinder, Web of Science etc.
Bio-NEIST-1-003
Bio-statistics
Basic concept of bio-statistics and its application, probability,
Correlation, regression, F-distribution, Analysis of variance
(ANOVA), Standard deviation, Use of computer software for data
analysis etc.
Bio-NEIST-1-004
Laboratory safety
Team work culture in laboratory, General Safety and lab-safety
procedures, Chemical, electrical and UV safety, safe handling of
toxic and hazardous chemicals, storage and disposal of chemicals
etc.
Common laboratory Instruments and applications: Principles and
practices of instruments used in microbiology, biochemistry,
molecular biology, genetics engineering, fermentation technology,
bioremediation, plant biotechnology, ecology etc.
Final Draft
Paper II (Level 200)
(Compulsory Paper)
Biodiversity and Environmental Studies
Per week L-T-P-C = 2-0-0-0.25 (Total L-T-P-C = 32-0-0-4) 4 months
200 level courses
Course number
Course content
Bio-NEIST-2-001
Biodiversity and Environmental Studies (Compulsory Paper)
Overview of Biodiversity and conservation: types of protected area,
protected areas of N E India, Environmental and Forest policies and
laws
Scope of environmental studies, Environmental studies in a
multidisciplinary approaches.
Ecosystems – major types, structure and functions, productivity of
ecosystems and sustenance.
Bio-NEIST-2-002
Natural resources
Types of resources, basics of conservation, natural resources of N E
India, Traditional knowledge with reference to natural resources and
their application potential.
Bio-NEIST-2-003
Advance Plant Physiology:
Introduction to plant biology, physiological and molecular responses of
plant to abiotic stress, advances in mineral nutrition, photosynthesis and
ecological adaptation.
Bio-NEIST-2-004
Biotransformation & Bioremediation:
Microbial biotransformation, biodegradation of petroleum, xenobiotics,
bioremediation and phyto-remediation, production of microbial enzymes
and fermentation, physico-chemical parameters for maximum enzyme
production, enzyme purification, characterization and immobilization of
enzymes, enzyme use for biotransformation, chiral synthesis.
Bio-NEIST-2-005
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology:
Isolation, purification and characterization of microbes. DNA Finger
printing, Electrophoresis, PCR, Real Time PCR, Reverse Transcriptase
PCR, Sequencing of DNA, basic knowledge and application of
bioinformatics etc. Molecular basis of plant-microbe interactions and
application of microbes in industry and agriculture.
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Part B –Optional Courses
Paper III (Level 300)
Elective (to be chosen below)
(20 credits) (any four papers of the following)
Per week L-T-P-C = 3-1-1-0.166 (Total L-T-P-C = 72-24-24-4) 6 months
300 level courses
Course number
Course content
Bio-NEIST-3-001
Microbial Biotechnology
Isolation, screening of microbes for industrial and agriculture application,
production of bioactive metabolites for pharmaceutical and industrial lead/hits,
DNA fingerprinting, DNA sequencing, Molecular characterization of genes and
traits responsible for biological activity, enzyme production, isolation,
purification, characterization and applications. Exploitation of microbes for
bioremediation & biotransformation.
Bio-NEIST-3-002
Advances in physiological and molecular responses to
abiotic stress
Plant ecology and stress physiology with basic concepts and approaches
applicable to all types of plants. Emphasis on the relationship between
environmental parameters (radiation, temperature, water, nutrients), heavy
metals, and their effect on development, membranes, phytohormones, carbon
balance, and the use of stable isotopes in stress, physiological processes
(photosynthesis, respiration, cellular and molecular responses, mineral
nutrition), and plant responses (leaf expansion, partitioning of dry mass, water
status, and transpiration). Integration of plant responses into models for better
understanding and predict growth and yield.
Bio-NEIST-3-003
Biodiversity and conservation
Concept and definition of Biodiversity, existing regulations, laws and NBA, Bioprofiling, in-situ- and ex-situ preservation, Bio-prospection and utilization,
Methods and Approaches for value additions, Role and Relevance of
Biodiversity, Technology development and dissemination, Ecology and socioeconomic impact of local resources on stack-holders. Biotic and abiotic
interaction, Impact of stress factors on Life forms, Climatic changes and agro
biology, Adaptation Biology and Evolution, Ecotourism managements.
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Bio-NEIST-3-004
Eco-restoration
Ecology and nature of environmental degradation of ecosystems due to natural
and manmade activity and different measures adopted for ecological
restoration. Phenocopies and Ecotypes; genetic Assimilation and natural
selection;
Phenotypic
Accommodation;
Evolutionary
considerations;
Developmental mechanisms of phenotypic accommodation; Reciprocal
accommodation, Niche construction
Bio-NEIST-3-005
Ethnobotany and Traditional Knowledge
Ethnobotany, definition and scope, Role and relevance of Ethnobotany,
Ethnobotany and medical botany, Interdisciplinary nature of Ethnobotany,
Medical botany and drug development,Methods and approach of ethnobotany,
Ethnobotany and plant taxonomy, Ethnobotany and bioprospection, Validation
of Ethnobotanical knowledge, Cross cultural Ethnobotany, Plant folk medicines
and NE India, Ethnobotany and biopiracy, Documentation and development of
database.
Bio-NEIST-3-006
Plant - Insect Interaction and Herbivore Managements
Herbivore-Plant Interaction. Tritrophic interactions of plant-insect &
parasitodids,Plant defence Secondary plant metabolites, Botanical Pesticides
past , present and future
Plant-Pollinator interactions. Insect as pollinator- Honey bee & Butterfly as
pollinator- Honeybee & crop production pollination Biology
Butterfly as environmental indicator. Butterfly biodiversity, Host range,
conservation
Herbivores- induced plant defence. Induced biosynthesis of plant defense
compounds-use of plant signal in agricultural crops- Transgenic plants.
Insect behaviour.
Manipulation of insect behaviour for insect pest
management-Evolution of insect behavior
Novel methods of Insect-pest management. IPM- Concept & Evolution,
Ecology of pest- IPM of major pests, Resistance, Biocontrol/Biocides,
Molecular approaches in Insect-pest Management.
Bio-NEIST-3-007
Advances in Plant Microbes Interactions
Biology and Ecology of Plant Pathogens and Endophytes. Biology and
ecology of major group of plant pathogens viz. fungi, bacteria, viruses,
nematodes and mollicutes and endophytes. Concepts of plant diseases,
etiology, microbial communities, virulence and resistance, population biology,
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disease development and epidemiology.
Genetics of Host Pathogen interaction and Mechanism of Host Defence.
Genes and plant diseases, genetics of resistance and pathogenicity,
recognition mechanisms in host pathogen interaction. Pathogenesis and host
defence, passive and active defence mechanisms- structural and biochemical
defences, systemic acquired resistance.
Advances in Plant Disease Management. Introduction to biology of the
pathogens that cause plant diseases, disease diagnosis. Topics include
principles and practices of plant disease management including physical
methods, regulatory methods, biological and chemical methods, host
resistance and integrated plant disease management (IPDM).
Biotechnology of Edible and Medicinal Mushroom. Prospects of edible and
medicinal mushrooms , biochemistry of mushroom fructification, nutritive and
medicinal values, spawn and spawn preparation, agrotechnology , pest and
diseases ,genetic improvement.
Bio-NEIST-3-008
Advance Plant Physiology
Overview of Essential Concepts. Plant and cell Architecture, Energy and
Enzymes
Transport and Translocation of Water and Solutes. Water and Plant Cells,
Water Balance of the Plant, Mineral Nutrition, Solute Transport.
Biochemistry and Metabolism. Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions,
Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions, Photosynthesis: Physiological and
Ecological Considerations, Translocation in the Phloem, Respiration and Lipid
Metabolism, Assimilation of Mineral Nutrients, Plant Defences: Surface
Protection and Secondary Metabolites.
Growth and Development. Signal Transduction, Cell Walls: Structure,
Biogenesis, and Expansion, Growth, Development, and Differentiation,
Phytochrome, Blue Light, Responses: Stomatal Movements and
Morphogenesis, Growth Hormones, the Control of Flowering, Stress
Physiology
Bio-NEIST-3-009
Insect Biotechnology
Isolation of protein/hormone from insects, insect tissues, In Vitro and In Vivo
assays, Radiochemical Assays for detection of Hormones, Metabolism of
Proteins, carbohydrates and silk protein biosynthesis, enzymes kinetics,
microbial protein based products and process.
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Bio-NEIST-3-0010
Molecular and cell biology
Introduction to Molecular Biology, Historical background (Vital force theory, the
scientific approach, classic experiments), Physico-chemical approach to
biology,(Schrodinger's book, theory of the chemical bond, crystallography),
Biomolecules and replication (DNA, RNA, protein, background to their
discovery and analysis, roles played in biology, replication machinery in
prokaryotes and eukaryotes, problem of packaging genetic information)., Flow
of genetic information (Central dogma, adaptor hypothesis, operon concept,
transcription, translation), Gene expression and control (Operon, cistron,
polycistronic/monocistronic messages, transcriptional control, RNA processing,
chromosomal histone modification, cell cycle), Evolution (organismal,bacterial,
molecular, Darwin to Oparin, Hardy- Weinberg law, analysis of evidence, Cvalue paradox in eukaryotes, cot value), Cells and Biomolecules, Prokaryotic
and eukaryotic cells overview and comparisons, Techniques for the study of
cell structure and function (Histology, staining, karyotyping, freeze fracture,
microscopy, FISH, flow cytometry, patch clamp, live cell imaging, probing with
toxins), Microbial and phage genetics, (Discovery of the genetic material,
Classic experiments in microbial and phage genetics - phage lysogeny,
restriction and modification, bacterial conjugation, transformation, transduction)
Cell components (cell wall, membrane, nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplasts,
lysosomes, vacuoles, cytoskeleton), Protein sorting and secretion,
biotechnological considerations (Golgi and ER, targeting of proteins, use of
principles in high-expression systems)
Bio-NEIST-3-0011
Molecular Markers and Breeding
Genome Organization Organellar genome and Nuclear Genome: Unique
sequences, Repeat DNA sequences, Classification of Repeat DNA (Tandem
repeats, Interspersed repeats, Micro-satellites, Mini-satellites, midi-satellites,
VNTRs), The dynamic genome: Polymorphisms and Sources of Genetic
variation, Oveview of Genetic Markers: Phenotypic Markers, Biochemical
markers, DNA based markers Molecular marker and DNA fingerprinting
techniques: Concepts, classification and methodologies: Hybridization based
markers (viz. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, Oligonucleotide
fingerprinting), PCR based markers (viz. DNA Amplification Fingerprinting,
Arbitrarily Primed PCR, Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA, SSRs, STMS,
SCARs, Inter-SSRs, Multiple Arbitrary Amplicon Profiling, Amplified Fragment
Length Polymorphism, electively Amplified Microsatellite Polymorphic Loci,
Inter retrotransposon amplified polymorphism, retrotransposon-microsatellite
amplified polymorphism, Diversity Array Technology (DArTs), SNPs and SNP
based assays for high-throughput genotyping, EST based markers,
Sequencing by Hybridization (SBH), Molecular Markers and Assessment of
genetic diversity: Principles of Numerical taxonomy, binary matrix to phenetic
dendograms, Structure analysis, Case Studies and examples, Molecular
Markers for genome mapping: Principles of Genetics: Laws of inheritance,
Linkage and crossing-over, Recombination analysis Genotyping Concepts for
Genetic mapping Construction of genetic linkage maps for gene and QTL
mapping, positional cloning for gene identification, Introduction to linkage
mapping software packages and interfaces Breeding by design: Marker
Assisted Selection (MAS), gene introgression and pyramiding, BSA
Genotyping for Physical mapping: Fingerprinting for BAC assembly, Types of
Mapping populations in Plants: F2 populations, RILs (recombinant inbred
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lines), Backcross lines, NILS (Near Isogenic Lines), HIF (Heterogenous Inbred
Families), AILs (Advanced Intercross Lines), Other Application of Molecular
Markers: Genotyping tools as plant variety protection, hybrid purity tests,
diagnostics (transgenics, forensics) Other Mapping tools and Methodologies:
Introduction to Cytogenetic maps, Radiation Hybrid Maps, HAPPY mapping,
Physical Maps, Comparative/Synteny mapping.
Bio-NEIST-3-0012
Functional Genomics
Gene Expression and the transcriptome analysis
Medium throughput techniques. Northern, Quantitative RT-PCRs, RACEs,
cDNA-AFLP, Inventories for gene discovery and annotation: EST databases,
full-length cDNA /ORF clones
Hi through put-genome wide Analytical Platforms. Microarrays: Whole
Genome arrays, cDNA arrays and Tiling Arrays: Concept, designing,
fabrication, probing, and data analysis, Applications: Global gene expression
profiling, discovery of novel genetic pathways and targets, Genotyping for DNA
polymorphism, Mapping genome wide epigenetic states, alternative splicing,
miRNA microarrays, ChIPchips for identifying DNA binding sites.
Hi through put-genome wide Profiling Platforms. Serial Analysis of Gene
Expression, Digital Northerns, Massively Parallel Signture Sequences, Roche’s
454-FLX Sequencer, Solexa/Illumina’s 1G Genome Analyser
Proteomics and integrative genomics. Protein separation and 2-D PAGE,
Mass Spectrometry and protein identification: N-terminal sequencing, MALDI –
TOF, LC-MS/MS, Tandem-MS/MS. SELDI-TOF, ICAT, I TRAQ, MUDPIT,
Protein interaction maps, analysis of cellular constituents, metabolomics.
Reverse genetics-Navigating from structure to Function
Mutant analysis. Forward versus reverse genetic approaches, Mutagens and
methodologies for Reverse genetic systems: Random and Targeted
mutagenegis, Insertional Mutatagenesis viz. T-DNA tagging, Ac/Ds system for
Transposon Tagging, TILLING, Deleteagene, Activation mutagenesis (Gene
traps, Enhancer Traps and Promoter Traps), mis-expressions (viz ectopic
expression, two component systems for tissue specific gene expression), RNAi
based Silencing Techniques (viz. Antisense RNA, co-suppression, artificial
miRNA, tissue or stage specific knockouts) Zinc-finger nucleases, Homologous
Recombination, Genome-wide Mutant Libraries and resources.
Genetic screens for molecular genetic analysis. Enhancer, suppressor and
dominant modifier screens, Core-collections and germplasm resources for
Reverse Genetics
Natural Genetic Variation. Discovery of novel genes and alleles, Case studies
from Rice and Arabidopsis
Elucidation of molecular genetic Pathways and Processes. Flowering Time
Control and flower development in Arabidopsis, Stress response and SOS
pathways in Arabidopsis, Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila
development, AtGenExpress: Transcriptome atlas of Arabidopsis thalianaCase Study
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Bio-NEIST-3-0013
Plant Biotechnology Management and Regulatory Issues
Introduction to Legal System
Constitution, Statutes, Rules, Regulations, Judicial System, Judicial Review,
Administrative set up. International Law, Sources, Treaties
Principles of Regulation
Competing Models of Risk Assessment, Models of risk consideration:
Scientific rationality trajectory and Social rationality trajectory. Risk Analysis
Framework Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication.
The Concept of Precaution in Regulation Precautionary principle and
precautionary approach Country Comparisons about Approaches to
Biotechnology Regulation The U.S. and E.U. approaches on Biotechnology
research, Intentional introduction into environment, GM Food, labelling etc.
Multilateral Agreements. Convention on Biological Diversity, Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety, WTO Agreements, Codex Alimentarius, Plant Genetic
Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Regulatory Systems in India. Environment Protection Act, 1986 Rules for the
manufacture, use, import, export and storage of hazardous micro-organisms,
genetically engineered organisms or cells. Institutional Structure, Powers and
Functions Relevant Guidelines and Protocols. Other relevant laws Plant
Quarantine order Biological Diversity Act Protection of Plant Varieties and
Farmer’s Rights Act Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Policy and the rules Seed
Policy DGFT Notification Recent Initiatives Draft National Biotechnology
Regulatory Bill 2008
IPRs
Introduction. A Brief history of IP protection, Rationale for IPR, Types of
IPRs, Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Plant, Variety
protection, Geographical Indications, Farmer’s, Rights, Traditional Knowledge
Patents and Agricultural Biotechnology. Patentability criteria, Relevant
Case law, Indian Patent Act, 1970, TRIPS, Amendments to Indian Patents Act
(2005),
IP applications and Procedures Patent drafting, Patent and prior art
searches etc.
Management of IPR Assets, Licensing and contracts, Negotiations, Valuation
of patents, IPR Enforcement
AcSIR-NEIST-BS-400: 3-2-15-2 (Compulsory)
 Project Proposal Writing
 Seminar
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NIIST
100 level courses
Course
number
BIO-NIIST-1O01
Course Content
Biostatistics
Summarization of Data: measures of center, dispersion, skewness Dependence of
variables: Correlation, linear regression, logistic regression
Basic probability distributions: Binomial, Normal, Chi-squares.
Estimation of parameters: method of moments, maximum likelihood
Testing of hypotheses:
(a) parametric tests: t-test, z-test, chi-squares test, ANOVA
(b) non-parametric tests: Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, Kolmogorov-Smirnov
BIO-NIIST-1002
Computation/bioinformatics
Computers: Introduction, Evolution and Classification of computers. Fundamentals of
computing. Bit and Byte, Introduction to types of Hardware and Software. Components
of Computer. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to Computer Viruses.
Network: Introduction. Network structure and architecture, Hierarchical networks,
Ethernet and TCP/IP family of protocols, transport protocol design. Types of network,
Topologies of network, Router, Switch, Data Communication, Concept of Wireless
networking, LAN, WAN, MAN, Security of the network, Fire-walls, Network Applications
Information Technology: Concepts of client Server Architecture, Concept of search
Engine, Database search engines. Introduction to Internet
Introduction to Word, Powerpoint and Excel
Introduction to Bioinformatics: History of Bioinformatics, Genome sequencing projects,
Human Genome Project, Applications of Bioinformatics.
Introduction to databases, Type and kind of databases, Applications and limitations.
Literature Search Databases, Nucleic acid and protein databases, Animal and plant
databases, Ensembl Genome project TIGR database, Biotechnological databases, Motifs
and Pattern Databases, Databases for species identification and classification,
Structural databases. Database Retrieval and deposition systems.
Web tools and resources for sequence analysis: Pairwise and multiple sequence
Alignment, Sequence similarity search: BLAST, Pattern recognition, motif and family
prediction, Restriction map analysis, primer design, Gene prediction, Phylogenetic Tree,
Protein structure prediction and visualization.
BIO-NIIST-1003
Basic Chemistry
Thermodynamics
Solutions and Ions
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Chemical Kinetics
Stereochemistry
Introduction to drug discovery (Medicinal chemistry approach)
Drug target, discovery and development (forward and reverse approach
BIO-NIIST-1004
Research Methodology, Communication/ethics/safety
Philosophy and structure of scientific thoughts, Objective and Motivation of Research,
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Meaning of the Research, What constitutes a research topic? How to select a research
topic?, Importance of literature review, Selection of appropriate methodology,
Collection of data, Interpretation of data, Writing research paper, Paper presentation in
scientific conference, Statistical methods, Importance of documentation, Procedure for
Hypothesis Testing, Values and Ethical Problems, Criteria of Good Research, Good
laboratory practice, Chemical, Radioactive and Biological safety: Possible hazards and
precautionary measures; do and don’ts upon exposure
Research methodology, communication, ethics, safety
Asking the right questions: Originality, Depth, Precision can co-exist
Formulating and refining the hypothesis: Those who do not learn from the past are
condemned to repeat it
Study design: Recognizing and minimizing bias
Experiment design: Sometimes less is more and the importance of controls
Good lab practices: Record keeping, organizing data, organizing the lab space
Data interpretation; objectivity, quantification, double blind studies and necessity of
statistics
Comunicating your data:writing up your research
Comunicating your data: presenting your findings
Radiation safety
Chemical and Biosafety
Intellectual property rights
What is ethics, the different interpretations & historical instances of unethical science
Case studies: Data fraud/ plagiarism and Human Ethics violation
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200 level courses
Course number
Course Content
BIO-NIIST-2-001
Biotechniques and Instrumentation (compulsory)
General Instrumentation: handling, care, usage and safety.
Concepts of spectroscopy and use of UV-VIS spectrophotometers,
Concepts of centrifugation, use of centrifuges, Electrophoretic
equipments-ID and 2D electrophoresis and data analyses, Blotting
techniques, Immuno-cytochemisty, ELISAs, PCR – equipment and
techniques, RT-PCR, QPCR, chromatographic techniques- GC, LC and
HPLC, Microscopy- Bright Field, Dark field, Phase contrast, fluorescence
and confocal imaging, Electron microscopy, Concepts of DNA and
protein sequencing and equipment for sequencing, Equipments for highthroughput assays – Micro-titer plate readers and multimode readers,
ultra-filtration equipment.
BIO-NIIST-2-006
Protein Science and Proteomics
Amino Acids and Proteins; Peptide backbone, side chains, polarity,
Absorbance, Single letter codes etc. Protein Structure-Primary,
secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, covalent modifications
of the polypeptide chain, Forces that determine protein structure,
Structural motifs in regulatory proteins: DNA-binding proteins, Zinc
finger motif, Helix Turn Helix motif Basic Leucine Zipper motifs.
Tools: Databank of protein sequences (SWISS-PROT), Basics of protein
sequence; alignment; Protein Regulation
Enzymes I: Mechanism of Catalysis; Enzymes II: Kinetics & Regulation
Protein Methods: Protein separation and purification Methods;Protein
Function Analysis
Practical Training to protein separation/detection using Western
blotting; 1D and 2D Gel Electrophoresis: pI, Isoelectric focussing, 2
dimensional gel; Gel Staining methods and analysis
Protein spot/Band processing for Mass spectrometric analysis
Introduction to Mass spectrometers such as MALDI-TOF/TOF and
electrospray mass spectrometer.
Spectral Peak Annotation and Database search
Shotgun Proteomics
BIO-NIIST-2-256
Basics and Applied Microbiology
Isolation, Culture and Preservation of Microorganisms
Streak plate method; pour plate method, pH, temperature and oxygen
requirements. Cultivation of anaerobic bacteria, Isolation of soil algae.
Aseptic handling of microbes including Sterilization (autoclaving).
Culture Media: Solid and broth cultures shake cultures. Specific media
for different group of microorganisms. Inoculum development, Methods
of culture preservation- Refrigeration, Freezing, preservation in soil,
freeze drying (Lyophilization, Principles of freeze drying- Predrying,
ampoule preparation, harvesting the cultures, Primary drying, secondary
drying, opening of ampoules
Sterilization – concepts and methods
Identification and classification of microbes- Colony characters, Staining
methods, Biochemical tests, physiological tests and polyphasic
approach.
Classification
based
on
extreme
conditions
like
thermophiles, Alkaliphiles and halophiles
Methods in applied microbiology
Screening, primary, secondary, enrichment cultures
Industrial Microbiology- Production of microbial Metabolites- organic
acids, amino acids, antibiotics, enzymes, biopolymers.
Microbial assisted processes, Immobilization techniques and processes
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employing immobilized whole cells.
Strain improvement- Classical and modern techniques.
Agricultural Microbiology – Role of microbes in plant health, plantmicrobe interactions, Biofertilizers, Biopesticides, PGPR.
BIO-NIIST-2-257
Basic Molecular Biology
Nucleic Acid Techniques -I
Isolation of DNA (genomic, plasmid, bacterial, fungal, plant and
mammalian), total RNA and mRNA. Gene cloning -prokaryotic and
eukaryotic; Cloning strategies – shot gun cloning, PCR cloning, cDNA
cloning. Cloning vectors –plasmids, viral vectors, phagemids, cosmids,
fosmids, BAC vectors, YAC vectors, shuttle vectors, and expression
vectors.
Common host organisms used for genetic engineering.
Construction of genomic and cDNA libraries. Gene transfer techniqueschemical transformation, electroporation, virus mediated transfer,
Agarose gel electrophoresis for DNA separation, Denaturing gels for RNA
Nucleic acid Techniques II
PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR techniques and applications. Primer design –
manual and using software, design of degenerate primers. DNA
sequencing, primary analyses of sequences, nucleic acid databases
searches, sequence deposition and access. Applications of nucleic acid
base specificity in research – hybridizations, microarray techniques;
Probes in nucleic acid detection –radioactive and non radioactive.
Genomics –Functional, Comparative; High throughput analyses –
Microarrays, Metagenomics, Applications of genomics.
BIO-NIIST-2-258
Bioprospecting and Biochemical Pharmacology
Cellular organization and interaction
i. Membrane structure and function: Structure of model membrane, lipid
bilayer and membrane protein diffusion, osmosis, ion channels, active
transport, ion pumps, mechanism of sorting and regulation of
intracellular transport, electrical properties of membranes.
ii. Cell division and cell cycle: Mitosis and meiosis, their regulation, steps
in cell cycle, and control of cell cycle.
iii. Cell signaling: Hormones and their receptors, cell surface receptor,
signaling through G-protein coupled receptors, signal transduction
pathways, second messengers, regulation of signaling pathways.
iv. Cellular communication: General principles of cell communication,
cell adhesion and roles of different adhesion molecules, gap junctions,
extracellular matrix, integrins.
Molecular Processes
i. DNA replication, repair and recombination:
ii. RNA synthesis and processing:
iii. Protein synthesis and processing:
iv. Control of gene expression at transcription and translation level
Methods in Research
i. Molecular biology methods: Isolation and purification of RNA , DNA
(genomic and plasmid) and proteins, different separation methods;
analysis of RNA, DNA and proteins by one and two dimensional gel
electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing gels; RFLP, RAPD, AFLP techniques,
PCR and RT-PCR.
ii. Histochemical and Immunotechniques: Antibody generation, detection
of molecules using ELISA, RIA, western blot, immune precipitation, flow
cytometry and immune-fluorescence microscopy, detection of molecules
in living cells, in situ localization by techniques such as FISH and GISH,
HPLC, Ultra centrifugation.
Chemistry of Natural Products
i. Secondary Metabolites/ Alkaloids: Occurrence, isolation, classification
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and properties of alkaloids, structure determination, synthesis and
physiological activities of ephedrine, nicotine, atropine and morphine.
Terpenoids: occurrence, isolation, geraniol, citral, amyrin.
ii. Phenolic compounds: Classification and properties.
iii. Therapeutics: Bioactive principles in herbs, plants with
hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral and
antimalarial, anti-inflammatory properties.
iv. Free radicals: Types, sources, importance, production, free radicals
induced damages, lipid peroxidation, measurement of free radicals,
disease caused by radicals, reactive oxygen species, antioxidant defence
system, enzymic and nom-enzymic antioxidants, role of antioxidants in
prevention of diseases ,phytochemicals as antioxidants.
BIO-NIIST-2-259
Fundamentals of Food processing
Thermal Processing of Foods
Principles, Classification Cooking, blanching, pasteurization,
sterilization,
evaporation,
extrusion,
drying,
Equipments
and
Applications
Separations and concentration methods in food processing
General Principle and application, Evaporation, Membrane processing,
Reverse osmosis, Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, pervaporation, freeze
drying , Extraction- liquid-liquid & solid liquid, Super critical extraction,
Osmotic dehydration, Sedimentation, Equipments and Applications
Separations and concentration methods in food processing
General Principle and application, Evaporation, Membrane processing,
Reverse osmosis, Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, pervaporation, freeze
drying , Extraction- liquid-liquid & solid liquid, Super critical extraction,
Osmotic dehydration, Sedimentation, Equipments and Applications
Size reduction and its application in food industry
Size reduction, Size measurement, Dry and wet grinding, Slicers/dicers,
Pulpers and granulators, Milling equipments, Size separation
Food Emulsions
Basics and examples, Homogenizers and colloid mills- Principles, types
and applications
Mixing and Kneading
Basics, Equipment and Applications
Advances in Food processing
Minimal processing, Hurdle technology,High pressure technology,
Irradiation, Microwave, Cryogenics, Ohmic heating, Pulsed electric
heating, ultrasound processing, Equipments and Applications
Basic packaging Machinery
Can sealing, Bottle washing, Filing and sealing, Powder fillers, Liquid
fillers, Foam – fill and seal systems
Sterilization techniques
Basics, Techniques and Applications
Maintenance of Food Plant & Equipment
Maintenance of food plant and equipment, pumps, valves and conveyers
BIO-NIIST-2-260
Cell biology and Tissue Engineering
Cellular organization
Membrane structure and function: Structure of model membrane, lipid
bilayer and membrane protein diffusion, osmosis, ion channels, active
transport, ion pumps, mechanism of sorting and regulation of
intracellular transport, electrical properties of membranes.
iCell division and cell cycle: Mitosis and meiosis, their regulation, steps
in cell cycle, and control of cell cycle.
Cell signaling
Basic Cell culture
Types of cells grown in culture, work area and equipment, preservation
and storage, maintenance, safety considerations, cell culture methods,
determination of cell counts and viability, Cell based assays
Animal cell culture
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Basic principles of cell culture, Preparation of culture lab, maintenance
of aseptic conditions, biology of cells in culture, choice of materials,
Generals methods of cell culture and parameters, monolayer culture,
suspension culture, immobilized cultures, Cell line preservation and
authentication: cell freezing, quantitation of recovery, authentication,
Cytotoxicity and cell viability assays: specific techniques, end points,
assay comparisons, protocols, interpretation, Flourescence in situ
hybridization, Genetic modification: Basics of Transfection, microcell
mediated chromosome transfer, irradiation fusion gene transfer, Stem
cell identification, isolation and culture, Senescence, apoptosis and
necrosis, Animal cell culture and drug designing.
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300 level courses
Course number
Course Content
BIO-NIIST-3-001
Seminar course (compulsory)
BIO-NIIST-3-005
Introductive Bioinformatics
Introduction to bioinformatics-Historical perspectives. Introduction to
data mining, internet and bioinformatics, applications of data mining to
bioinformatics problems and applications of bioinformatics.
Sequence Alignments - Pair wise sequence alignments – Global and
Local, Methods of alignment, Algorithms for sequence comparisons –
Smith Waterman, Needlman and Wunsch , Dynamic Programming,
Scoring matrices and gap penalties. Multiple sequence alignments –
scoring multiple sequence alignments, methods for multiple sequence
alignments. Tools for sequence alignment – web based and local –
BLAST, Clustal W, BLOCKS. Phylogenetic prediction and analysis –
methods, gene prediction.
Biological databases and their interfaces-Types of databases, nucleotide
database- Genebank, EMBL, PDBJ, Genes, Entrez. Protein sequence
databases – Swiss Prot/ TrEMBL; Sequence motif/domain databases –
Pfam, PROSITE; Protein sequence databases - PDB, CATH, SCOP.
Protein classification and structure prediction - Conserved domains,
motifs, structure function relationships,
viewing protein structure;
Protein sequence alignments, use of sequence pattern for structure
prediction, prediction of secondary structures – tools, tertiary structure
prediction by homology modeling.
Applications of Bioinformatics - Phylogenetic analysis, Comparative
genomics – functional genomics, Drug discovery, Gene expression
analyses.
BIO-NIIST-3-011
Microbial Diversity and Ecology
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity:
Bacteria, Archea and their broad classification; Eukaryotic microbes:
Yeasts, molds and protozoa; Viruses and their classification; Molecular
approaches to microbial taxonomy. Role of microbial life in the
evolution and ecology of the biosphere, application of classical ecological
concepts to microbial populations and communities, Underlying
principles that drive microbial population structure in the environment,
Community function and dynamics at both the molecular and the
organismal level, Abiotic and biotic interactions within microbial
communities, Ecophysiology and thermodynamic constraints on
microbial community structure, Molecular and genomic tools for
understanding the physiology and ecology of microbial communities,
Microbial metabolism and biogeochemical cycling.
Microbial interactions with the Environments:
Interactions of microorganisms with their physical and chemical
environment, biogeochemical cycles, Interactions with the biotic
environment:
symbiosis,
competition,
parasitism,
predation,
Interactions within microbial communities: quorum sensing, syntrophy,
antibiotics, Interactions of microorganisms with algae and plants,
Interactions of microorganisms with animals and humans.
Methods in Microbial Ecology:
Pure culture techniques, principles of microbial, nutrition, enrichment
culture techniques for isolation of microorganisms. Characterization of
microbial communities: PCR, sequencing, molecular fingerprints,
Characterization of microbial communities: culture-based methods,
biomarkers, cell stains, Characterization of microbial communities by
culture independent molecular methods, Methods of extracting total
bacterial DNA /RNA from a habitat: FISH, real-time PCR, DGGE, T-RFLP,
SSCP, functional Clone library (metagenomics), pyrosequencing.
Software tools in Metagenomics, Newer approaches for exploring
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uncultivable bacteria, methods in Taxonomy of Bacteria (including
archae, bacteria,) and Fungi: Morphological Methods, Chemotaxonomy,
Genetic Methods ,Methodology of rRNA, Methodology of identification of
unknown pure cultures: Strategy and methods.
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Bioprocess Technology
Introduction to Bioprocess Technology;
Introduction, microbial metabolites an overview (primary and
secondary), Factors on growth and product formation, raw materials and
media formulation, microbial growth curve and growth kinetics,
sterilization, death kinetics.
Fermentation Technology
Types of Fermentation (submerged and solid state fermentation), Batch,
fed batch and continuous modes of fermentation, Fermentation kinetics,
Factors affecting fermentation process, Process parameter optimizations
using statistical tools
Bioreactors
Introduction, Bioreactor configurations, design features, Sterile
operations, Types of bioreactors (stirred tank, fluidized bed, packed
columns, airlift etc), Bioreactors for submerged fermentation,
Bioreactors for SSF, concepts of mass transfer, heat transfer,
Engineering aspects in bioreactor designing.
Downstream Processing
Unit operations in downstream processing, concentration –filtration,
flocculation, precipitation, chromatography techniques, dialysis, reverse
osmosis, ultra filtration, electrophoresis, electrodialysis, crystallisation,
drying, monitoring downstream process and process integration.
Industrial Microbiology
Characteristics of industrial micro organisms , Industrial applications of
microbial biotechnology (production of organic acids, enzymes, amino
acids, antibiotics etc), Industrial strain improvement, classical
mutations, protoplasmic fusion, auxotrophic mutants, role of metabolic
engineering in industrial biotechnology
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Enzymology & Enzyme Technology
Introduction to Enzymology- Introduction to enzymes, modes of action,
Classification and nomenclature of the enzymes- Oxidoreductase,
Transferase, Hydrolase, Lyase, Isomerase, Ligase.
Production and purification of enzymes- Industrial production of
enzymes - Production methodology, Optimization of culture medium and
production conditions, techniques used for enzyme homogenization,
Down-stream
processing.
Techniques
for
enzyme
assaysSpectrophotometric method, colorimetric method, fluorescence method,
manometric method, viscometric method.
Purification methods, Concentration of enzyme - Salting out using
ammonium sulfate, fractionation using organic solvents, fractionation
using non-ionic polymers, fractionation using polyelectrolyte etc,
Dialysis, ultra-filtration., Chromatographic separation of enzymes –
Adsorption chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, affinity
chromatography, gel filtration chromatography, chromatofocusing.
Techniques for protein separation- paper electrophoresis, gel
electrophoresis,
capillary
electrophoresis,
isoelectric
focusing.
Crystallization of enzymes.
Characterization of enzymes- Determination of temperature and pH
optima, Determination of molecular weight of enzyme- gel filtration
chromatography, PAGE, other methods.
Enzyme inhibitors – competitive inhibition, non-competitive inhibition,
mixed type of inhibition, uncompetitive inhibition.
Kinetics of enzyme reaction- Concept of ES complex, active site,
specificity, Mechanism of enzyme reaction, measurement of reaction
velocity, Different plots for the determination of Km & Vmax and their
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physiological significances. Importance of Kcat/K m. Kinetics of zero & first
order reactions. Significance and evaluation of energy of activation.
Michaelis pH functions & their significance. Michaelis & Menten equation
for uni-substrate reactions, Lineweaver–Burk plot, Hanes–Woolf plot,
Scatchard equation.
Immobilization of enzymes and industrial applications of enzymesMethods of immobilization- carrier binding method, physical adsorption
method, ionic binding, covalent binding, cross linking method,
entrapping method, microencapsulation.
Industrial applications of enzymes – Food and baking industry, Textile
industry, Leather industry, Detergent industry, paper and pulp industry,
animal feed industry, therapeutic and diagnostic applications, enzymes
in biofuel industry.
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Biodegradable polymers
Biodegradable polymers – Historical outline, Classification (natural and
synthetic biopolymers). Important polyesters that have been
commercialised and under commercialization such as PHA, PHB, PLA and
others.
Biopolymers-microbial production, Production processes, downstream
processing
Methods for characterisation of polymers (TLC, FTIR, GPC, Viscometric
methods, NMR), structure, physio-chemical properties, Life cycle
assessment biopolymer and applications.
Production processes for biopolymer, Chemical modifications and its
significance.
Biotic and abiotic degradation of biopolymers. Microbial deterioration
(aerobic and anaerobic). Biodegradability testing. Role of enzymes in
biodegradation. Factors affecting biodegradation.
Application of biopolymers- biodegradable plastics, tissue engineering,
drug delivery.
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Metabolic Engineering
Review of cellular metabolism (Transport processes, fuelling reactions,
biosynthesis, growth energetic) Review of cellular stoichiometry.
Regulation of metabolic pathways: Levels of regulation of enzymatic
activity (overview of kinetics, reversible and irreversible inhibitions,
allosteric enzymes and cooperativity) – regulation of enzymes
concentration (Control of transcription and translation – example with
respect of lacoperon and catabolite repression)- Global controlregulation of metabolic networks (Branch point classification, coupled
reactions and global currency metabolities and energy regulation)
Metabolic engineering in practice: Concept of directed cellular energy
utilization – analytical and synthetic elements of metabolic engineering
– targets of metabolic engineering. Metabolic Pathway analysis (Typical
case study: Lysine Biosynthesis) Strategies for redirecting branched and
linear pathways: (Alteration of feed back regulation; limiting
accumulation of end product feedback resistant mutants, alteration of
permeability).
Metabolic Flux Analysis: Concept and utility of MFA – Theory – case
studies – over determined systems – experimental determination of MFA
by isotope labeling – applications of MFA: Case studies- concept &
fundamentals of metabolic control analysis (Basic concept only).
Application of pathway manipulations: Strategies for overproduction of
primary metabolites. Strategies for overproduction of secondary
metabolites (precursor effects, prophophase idiophase relationship,
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enzyme induction, feedback regulation.)
Bioconversions: (ME concepts applied in process decisions for enhanced
bioconversion). Examples of pathway manipulations: Enhancement of
product yield (alcohol, amino acids)– extension of substrate ranges
(lignocelluloses utilization) – extension of product spectrum (antibiotic,
biopolymers) - improvement of cellular properties (alteration of
metabolism, enhanced efficiency and yield, genetic stability).
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Natural Product Chemistry
Structure, Bonding & Nomemclature
Lewis structures, orbital hybridization, configuration and stereo chemical
notation, conformational analysis, systematic IUPAC nomenclature.
Functional Groups
Preparation, reactions, and interconversions of alkanes, alkenes,
alkynes, dienes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, thiols,
aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their
derivatives, amines
Reaction Mechanisms
Nucleophilic displacements and addition, nucleophilic aromatic
substitution, electrophilic additions, electrophilic aromatic substitutions,
eliminations, Diels-Alder and other cyclo additions
Reactive Intermediates
Chemistry and nature of carbocations, carbanions, free radicals,
carbenes, benzynes, enols
Resonance, molecular orbital theory, catalysis, acid-base theory, carbon
acidity, aromaticity, antiaromaticity.
Natural products
i. Carbohydrates-glucose- The structure and configuration of glucoseAnomeric forms of monosaccharides-glycosides-Disaccharides:
cellobiose, maltose, gentibiose, trehalose
ii. Polysaccharides-starch, cellulose, hemicellulose, modification of
cellulose, Extraction, separation and quantification methods
iii. Polyketides- biosynthesis-Acetyl Coenzyme-A, Orsellinic acid structure
iv. Lipids:,Fatty acids, structure, reactions, extraction methods,
saturated and unsaturated fatty acids oleic, linoleic, linolenic, PUFA,
waxes, phospholipids
v. Terpenoids-general –isolation methods- isoprene rule, biosynthesis
,monoterpenes alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, cineole, citrals,
geraniol,sesquiterpenes, caryophyllenes, zingiberene, humulenes,
nerolidols, farnesols, oxides of caryophyllene, diterpenes - abeitic acid,
triterpenoids- sqalenes and carotenoids-beta carotene, capsanthins
vi. Alkaloids: Biosynthesis structure, general classification, sources,
isolation methods, properties-piperine, coniine, quinine
vii. Steroids-general-cholesterol and sitosterols, isolation methods
viii. Phenyl propanoids- biosynthesis general characteristics-coniferyl
alcohol
ix. Aminoacids – assay, isolation methods, alpha aminoacids-reactions,
essential amino acids, Peptides& proteins –primary structure of
peptides-assay
x. Saponins-general, isolation methods, sources, properties, polyketides
-general structure, properties, isolation techniques
xi. Vitamins-general, classification, sources,V-A,V-B complex,V-C,
structures, dietary importance, Assay for V-C,V-A and V-E
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Cardiovascular Disease Biology
Pathophysiology of various heart diseases. Biochemical changes
associated with myocardial infarction (MI) viz., oxidative stress, Lipid
peroxidation and metabolic changes associated with MI.
Risk factors associated with myocardial infarction. Biochemical risk
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factors, modifiable risk factors and non modifiable risk factors
Physiology of cardiac function, Cardiac hypertrophy, various types of
cardiac hypertrophy, pathophysiology. Molecular basis of cardiac
hypertrophy, Ishcmeia/reperfusion injury
Signaling pathways in cardiac hypertrophy, calcineurin-NFAT pathway,
Cyclic GMP/PKG-1 pathway, G-protein coupled receptors, Gq/G11
signaling, Histone deacetylases, MAPK pathways
Various systems involved in the pathophysiology of cardiac hypertrophy
viz., Na/H Exchanger, Renin angiotensin system (RAS), Atrial natriuretic
peptide (ANP), Nitric oxide, Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha),
Peroxisome proliferators activated receptor).
Drugs that affect cardiac function, Cardiac angiogenesis, calcium
transient in hypertrophy, calcium overload
Thrombosis, Platelets and Anti-Platelet Therapy in Cardiovascular
Disease: Molecular Mechanisms, Blood Coagulation and
Atherothrombosis, Thrombosis and Thrombolytic therapy. Drugs that act
on the coagulation cascade
BIO-NIIST-3-387
Molecular Biology of Diabetes
Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus, Preclinical and Clinical Methods for
Evaluating Antidiabetic Activity of Plants, in vitro Models for Assessing
Antidiabetic Activity, Plant metabolites and other Antioxidant
Polyphenols in alleviating diabetic complications
Insulin Secretion in Type II Diabetes, cellular effects of insulin, insulin
signalling pathways, regulation mechanisms
Cellular Effects of Elevated Glucose Concentrations, regulation by Insulin
and an Insulinomimetic Approach to Lowering Blood Glucose Levels,
Insulin resistance, its importance in diabetes and tissues affected,
Obesity and its link to diabetes
Metabolic Aspects of Glycogen Synthase Activation and its role in the
pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance and Hypoglycemia, the distinction
between ‘Glucose set point’, ‘Glucose Threshold’and ‘Glucose Sensor’ is
critical for understanding the role of the Pancreatic β-Cell in Glucose
Homeostasis
Mechanisms of Diabetic Complications, Oxidative Stress and Advanced
Glycosylation End Products and Diabetic Retinopathy
Drugs currently used in the treatment of Diabetes its proposed
mechanism of action and reported side effects, therapeutic potential of
recombinant gene transfer studies
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Environmental Technology
Waste Characterization
Organic and inorganic pollutants, Chemical oxygen demand (COD),
Biological oxygen demand (BOD), Suspended solids (SS), Mixed liquor
suspended solids (MLSS), Volatile suspended solids (VSS), Nutrient
load, Total nitrogen (TN), Ammonia-nitrogen (NH4-N), Total phosphorus
(TP), Microbial load, drinking water standards, discharge limits,
Persistent organic pollutants, Ambient air quality, Air quality monitoring,
VOC emission factor.
Biological Waste Water Treatment
Biological wastewater treatment, waste air treatment, biofilters,
anaerobic digestion, composting, aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic
wastewater treatment, combined treatment systems, soil remediation,
phytoremediation, constructed wet lands, lake remediation
Process parameters in engineered biological systems
Batch, Fed-batch and continuous bioreactors, Sequence-batch reactor
(SBR), Fluidized bed and packed bed bioreactors, Photo-bioreactor, Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors (UASB), Flocculated and granular
sludge, Hydrolic retention time (HRT), Solid retention time (SRT),
Pollutant loading rate, Microbial growth kinetics
Molecular Microbial Analysis
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Microbial community analysis in waste treatment systems, Molecular
markers for microbial diversity analysis, Fluorescent microscopy, Whole
cell fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH), PCR, DGGE/TGGE, rep-PCR,
16S DNA sequence analysis and phylogenetic analysis, protein profiling.
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Biomass to fuels
To recognize the diversity of plants, plant parts and plant structures that
provide raw material for biofuel production.
To understand basic principles of plant light energy conversion to
chemical energy and carbon fixation. C3 and C4 plants.
To examine the basic chemistry and biochemistry involved in the
conversion of sugars to liquid alcohol
Ecological dimensions of biofuels
Impact of biofuels in global climate change and food production
Case Study: Corn, cellulosic and sugar cane ethanol pros and cons
Starch-Corn-ethanol: Resources and energy consumed by the industry:
water, fertilizer and pesticides. Biorefineries & distribution, transport
and green house gas emissions, denaturation with gasoline, distribution
Cellulose stocks for biofuel, mill residues, forest residues, and
agriculture waste. Cellulose-ethanol pathway starting from degradation
of the plant cell wall, pretreatments to make biomass more accessible to
enzymatic attack, hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose and conversion to
ethanol. Lignin problem
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Biochemical Engineering
Introduction to Engineering calculations.
Energy and Material Balances
Unit operations and unit processes: historical and more recent
developments in chemical engineering; Process variables and degrees of
freedom; Differential and integral balances; Lumped and distributed
balances; Balances in systems involving physical changes
Steady state energy and material balances
Balances in reacting systems; Balances in systems involving recycle,
purge, and bypass; Computer aided
calculations; Generalization to unsteady state balances
Introduction to transport phenomena: Momentum transfer
Viscosity; Molecular theory of Gases and Liquids; Shell balance: Falling
film, Circular tube; Equations of
Change for isothermal systems: Continuity, Motion, Energy, Substantial
derivatives; Unidirectional flows:
Pipe flow, Variable viscosity falling film, Couette viscometer, Rotating
Sphere; Unsteady flows: Startup Plate
flow, Parallel plates etc
Introduction to transport phenomena: Heat & Mass transfer
Thermal conductivity and mechanism of energy transport; Shell energy
balances and temperature distributions
in solids and laminar flow; Diffusivity and the mechanisms of mass
transport; Concentration distributions in solids and laminar flow;
Equations of change for multicomponent systems; Introduction to the
concept of heat and mass transfer coefficients; Dimensional Analysis
Reactor Engineering- Bioreactor configurations
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Annexure III-B
Course Content of
Chemical Sciences
Special Meeting of Senate 08.06.2012
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AcSIR-Chemical Cluster
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2.
3.
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5.
6.
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CSIR-CECRI
CSIR-CSMCRI
CSIR-IICT
CSIR-IIP
CSIR-NCL
CSIR-NIIST
100 level courses
101 and 102/103 compulsory
CHE-LAB-1-001
Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-1-002
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
Or
CHE-LAB-1-003
Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-1-004* (*Optional course)
Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-1-005* (*Optional course)
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-1-006* (*Optional course)
Introduction to Chemical Biology: 1-0-0-1
*Optional courses, over and above minimum requirements
200 level courses
201/202/203 compulsory (Core)
CHE-LAB-2-001
Advanced Physical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-002
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-203
Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-004
Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-005
Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-006
Advanced Organometallic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-007
Advanced Coordination Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-008
Advanced Photochemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-009
Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-010
Advanced Electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
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CHE-LAB-2-011
Advances in Bioinorganic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-012
Advances in hydrocarbon chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-013
Advanced process chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-014
Advanced Materials Science: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-015
Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-016
Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-017
Advanced Separation Science and Technology: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-018
Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-019
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-020
Advances in soft matter chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-021
Advances in Chemical Biology: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-022
Advanced Biomaterials: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-023
Rare Earth Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-024
Sol-gel chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-025
Combinatorial chemistry: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-2-026
Green chemistry: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-2-027
Coal chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-028
Alternative feedstock options for petrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-029
Natural products: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-030
Ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
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CHE-LAB-2-031
Synthetic methods for organic chemists: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-032
Organic reaction mechanisms: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-033
Dyes and pigments: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-2-034
Physical organic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-035
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-036
Composite materials: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-037
Carbon allotropes: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-2-038
Organic spectroscopy applications: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-2-039
Surface characterization techniques: 2-0-0-2
300 Level courses
CHE-LAB-3-001
Mathematical Methods: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-002
Numerical Methods: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-003
Electronic structure theory: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-004
Molecular modeling and simulation: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-005
Computer aided drug design: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-006
Computational materials design: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-007
Multiphase reaction kinetics: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-008
Carbohydrate chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-009
Biophysical chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-010
Physics and chemistry of collagen: 2-0-0-2
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CHE-LAB-3-011
Marine Natural products: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-012
Supramolecular chemistry : 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-013
Total Synthesis: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-014
Asymmetric Syntheis: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-015
Chemistry and biology of Heterocycles: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-016
Agrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-017
Fluoro organic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-018
Corrosion science: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-019
Nutraceuticals: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-020
Salts from marine resources: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-021
Ionic liquids for lubricants: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-022
Applications of ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-023
Homogeneous Catalysis: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-024
Catalysis in petroleum refining: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-025
Catalysis for organic synthesis: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-026
Catalysis for biomass refining: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-027
Biocatalysis in petroleum refining: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-028
Materials and devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-029
Functional Ceramics: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-030
Modern Magnetic Materials: 1-0-0-1
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CHE-LAB-3-031
Porous structures: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-032
Biomaterials for targeted therapeutics : 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-033
Organic electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-034
Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-035
Alternate energy materials: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-036
Photoinduced electron and Energy transfer: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-037
Hydrogen generation and storage: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-038
Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-039
CO2 sequestration and conversion: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-040
Natural gas to liquid fuels: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-041
Gasoline reformulation techniques: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-042
Block copolymers: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-043
Polymers for membrane applications: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-044
Ion exchange polymers: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-045
Conducting polymers: 1-0-0-1
CHE-LAB-3-046
Polymers and Colloidal Solutions: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-047
Biodegradable polymers: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-048
Controlled Radical/Living Polymerizations and Macromolecular Architectures: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-049
Pi-conjugated polymers: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-050
Liquid Crystals: 2-0-0-2
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CHE-LAB-3-051
X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-052
NMR spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-053
Mass spectrometry applications: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-054
Ultrafast processes and spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-055
Small Angle Scattering Techniques: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-056
Natural products and drug discovery: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-057
Lipid science & technology: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-058
Photobiology: 2-0-0-2
CHE-LAB-3-059
Nanobiotechnology: 1-0-0-1
400 level courses
Compulsory courses
CHE-LAB-4-001
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-LAB-4-002
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-LAB-4-003
CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
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CSIR-CENTRAL ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KARAIKUDI
100 Level Courses
CHE-CECRI-1-001
Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
CHE-CECRI-1-003
Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 1-0-0-1
CHE-CECRI-1-005* (*Optional course)
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
CHE-CECRI-1-006* (*Optional course)
Introduction to Chemical Biology: 1-0-0-1
*Optional courses, over and above minimum requirements
200 Level Courses
CHE-CECRI-2-001
Advanced Physical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-004
Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-010
Advanced Electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-014
Advanced Materials Science: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-016
Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-018
Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-019
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-022
Advanced Biomaterials: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-030
Ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
CHE-CECRI-2-034
Physical organic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-2-039
Surface characterization techniques: 2-0-0-2
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300 Level Courses
CHE-CECRI-3-006
Computational materials design: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-012
Supramolecular chemistry : 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-018
Corrosion science: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-028
Materials and devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-033
Organic electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-034
Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-035
Alternate energy materials: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-036
Photoinduced electron and Energy transfer: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-037
Hydrogen generation and storage: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-043
Polymers for membrane applications: 2-0-0-2
CHE-CECRI-3-045
Conducting polymers: 1-0-0-1
CHE-CECRI-3-059
Nanobiotechnology: 1-0-0-1
Additional Courses suggested by CECRI
Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell 2-0-0-2
Advanced Lithium Batteries 2-0-0-2
Functional Materials 2-0-0-2
Electrochemical Technology 2-0-0-2
Advanced Corrosion Technology 2-0-0-2
Electrochemical Remediation 2-0-0-2
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400 Level Courses
CHE-CECRI-4-001
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-CECRI-4-002
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-CECRI-4-003
CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
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CSIR-CSMCRI
100 level courses
001 and 002/003 are compulsory
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
CHE- CSMCRI-: 1-001:
CHE- CSMCRI-: 1-002:
CHE- CSMCRI-: 1-003:
CHE- CSMCRI-: 1-004*
CHE- CSMCRI-: 1-005*
Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 1-0-0-1
Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
(*Optional course)
200 level courses
001/002/003 compulsory (Core)
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
vii)
viii)
ix)
x)
xi)
xii)
xiii)
xiv)
xv)
xvi)
xvii)
xviii)
xix)
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-001:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-002:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-003:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-004:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-005:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-007:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-009:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-010:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-013:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-014:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-015:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-016:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-017:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-018:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-019:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-026:
CHE-CSMCRI-: 2-029:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-030:
CHE-CSMCRI-:2-032:
Advanced Physical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Coordination Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced process chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Materials Science: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Separation Science and Technology: 2-0-0-2
Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
Green chemistry: 1-0-0-1
Natural products: 2-0-0-2
Ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
Organic reaction mechanisms: 2-0-0-2
300 Level courses
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
vii)
viii)
ix)
x)
xi)
xii)
xiii)
xiv)
xv)
xvi)
xvii)
xviii)
Final Draft
CHE-CSMCRI-3-004:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-011:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-012:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-014:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-020:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-022:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-023:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-025:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-026:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-031:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-034:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-035:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-036:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-038:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-039:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-042:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-043:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-044:
Molecular modeling and simulation: 2-0-0-2
Marine Natural products: 2-0-0-2
Supramolecular chemistry : 2-0-0-2
Asymmetric Syntheis: 1-0-0-1
Salts from marine resources: 2-0-0-2
Applications of ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
Homogeneous Catalysis: 1-0-0-1
Catalysis for organic synthesis: 1-0-0-1
Catalysis for biomass refining: 1-0-0-1
Porous structures: 2-0-0-2
Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
Alternate energy materials: 2-0-0-2
Photoinduced electron and Energy transfer: 2-0-0-2
Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass: 1-0-0-1
CO2 sequestration and conversion: 2-0-0-2
Block copolymers: 2-0-0-2
Polymers for membrane applications: 2-0-0-2
Ion exchange polymers: 1-0-0-1
xix)
xx)
xxi)
CHE-CSMCRI-3-045:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-051:
CHE-CSMCRI-3-052:
Conducting polymers: 1-0-0-1
X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 2-0-0-2
NMR spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
400 level courses
Compulsory courses
i) CHE-CSMCRI-4-001:
ii) CHE-CSMCRI-4-002:
iii) CHE-CSMCRI-4-003:
Final Draft
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
CSIR-IICT AcSIR PhD Program - 2011
Academic Session: August-December - 2011
Courses Offered in Academic Session: August-December – 2011
100 level courses
1.
AcSIR-IICT-CS-101: Communication and Writing Skill: 2-0-0-2
2.
AcSIR-IICT-CS-102: Analytical Techniques : 2-0-0-2
200 level courses
1
AcSIR-IICT-CS-201: Frontier Organic Chemistry: 4-0-0-4
2
AcSIR-IICT-CS-202: Frontier Inorganic Chemistry: 4-0-0-4
3
AcSIR-IICT-CS-203: Frontier Physical Chemistry: 4-0-0-4
Final Draft
CSIR-IICT AcSIR PhD Program - 2012
Academic Session: February-July - 2012
List of Courses Academic Session: February-July - 2012
Chemical Sciences
CHE (IICT) - 100 level courses
1. CHE-IICT-1-002: Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
2. CHE-IICT-1-005 (optional): Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
1-0-0-1
CHE (IICT) - 200 level courses
1.
CHE-IICT-2-001: Advanced Physical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
2.
CHE-IICT-2-003: Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
3.
CHE-IICT-2-004: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
4.
CHE-IICT-2-009: Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
5.
CHE-IICT-2-015: Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2 .
6.
CHE-IICT-2-017: Advanced Separation Science and Technology: 2-0-0-2
7.
CHE-IICT-2-019: Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
8.
CHE-IICT-2-020: Advances in soft matter chemistry: 2-0-0-2
9.
CHE-IICT-2-026: Green chemistry: 2-0-0-2
10. CHE-IICT-2-033: Dyes and pigments: 1-0-0-1
11. CHE-IICT-2-036: Composite materials: 2-0-0-2
.
CHE (IICT) - 300 level courses
1.
CHE-IICT-3-012: Supramolecular chemistry : 2-0-0-2
2.
CHE-IICT-3-013: Total Synthesis: 1-0-0-1
3.
CHE-IICT-3-014: Asymmetric Synthesis: 1-0-0-1
4.
CHE-IICT-3-016: Agrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
5.
CHE-IICT-3-017: Fluoro Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
6.
CHE-IICT-3-018: Corrosion science: 2-0-0-2
7.
CHE-IICT-3-026: Catalysis for biomass refining: 1-0-0-1
8.
CHE-IICT-3-028: Materials and devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
9.
CHE-IICT-3-034: Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
10. CHE-IICT-3-037: Hydrogen generation and storage: 2-0-0-2
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11. CHE-IICT-3-039: CO2 sequestration and conversion: 2-0-0-2
12. CHE-IICT-3-042: Block copolymers: 2-0-0-2
13. CHE-IICT-3-045: Conducting polymers: 1-0-0-1
14. CHE-IICT-3-046: Polymers and Colloidal Solutions: 2-0-0-2
15. CHE-IICT-3-048: Controlled Radical/Living Polymerizations and
Macromolecular Architectures: 2-0-0-2
16. CHE-IICT-3-049: Pi-conjugated polymers: 2-0-0-2
17. CHE-IICT-3-050: Liquid Crystals: 2-0-0-2
18. CHE-IICT-3-051: X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 2-0-0-2
19. CHE-IICT-3-052: NMR spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2:
20. CHE-IICT-3-053: Mass spectrometry applications: 2-0-0-2
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CSIR IIP List of Courses for Chemical Sciences
100 level courses
001 and 002/003 compulsory
CHE-IIP-1-001
Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
CHE-IIP-1-002
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
200 level courses
CHE-IIP-2-003
Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-2-004
Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-2-012
Advances in hydrocarbon chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-2-015
Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-2-028
Alternative feedstock options for petrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
300 Level courses
CHE-IIP-3-007
Multiphase reaction kinetics: 1-0-0-1
CHE-IIP-3-021
Ionic liquids for lubricants: 1-0-0-1
CHE-IIP-3-024
Catalysis in petroleum refining: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-3-027
Biocatalysis in petroleum refining: 1-0-0-1
CHE-IIP-3-038
Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass: 1-0-0-1
CHE-IIP-3-039
CO2 sequestration and conversion: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-3-040
Natural gas to liquid fuels: 2-0-0-2
CHE-IIP-3-041
Gasoline reformulation techniques: 2-0-0-2
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400 level courses
Compulsory courses
CHE-IIP-4-001
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-IIP-4-002
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-IIP-4-003
CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
Final Draft
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
100 level courses
001 and 002/003 compulsory
CHE(NCL):1-001: Research Methodology: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):1-002: Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 2-0-0-2
Or
CHE(NCL):1-003: Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):1-004: Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NCL):1-005: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NCL):1-006: Introduction to Chemical Biology: 1-0-0-1
200 level courses
001/002/003 compulsory (Core)
CHE(NCL):2-001: Advanced Physical Chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-002: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-003: Advanced Organic Chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-004: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-005: Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-006: Advanced Organometallic Chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-008: Advanced Photochemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):2-009: Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-010: Advanced Electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):2-014: Advanced Materials Science: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-015: Advanced Catalysis: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-016: Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):2-017: Advanced Separation Science and Technology: 2-0-0-2
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CHE(NCL):2-018: Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-019: Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-021: Advances in Chemical Biology: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-022: Advanced Biomaterials: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-026: Green chemistry: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-032: Organic reaction mechanisms: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-035: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-036: Composite materials: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):2-037: Carbon allotropes: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NCL):2-038: Organic spectroscopy applications: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):2-039: Surface characterization techniques: 2-0-0-2
300 Level courses
CHE(NCL):3-001: Mathematical Methods: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-002: Numerical Methods: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-003: Electronic structure theory: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-004: Molecular modeling and simulation: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-006: Computational materials design: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-008: Carbohydrate chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-015: Chemistry and biology of Heterocycles: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-023: Homogeneous Catalysis: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NCL):3-028: Materials and devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-029: Functional Ceramics: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NCL):3-030: Modern Magnetic Materials: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NCL):3-031: Porous structures: 2-0-0-2
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CHE(NCL):3-034: Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-035: Alternate energy materials: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-037: Hydrogen generation and storage: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-046: Polymers and Colloidal Solutions: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):3-048: Controlled Radical/Living Polymerizations and Macromolecular
Architectures: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-051: X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):3-052: NMR spectroscopy: 3-0-0-3
CHE(NCL):3-053: Mass spectrometry applications: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NCL):3-055: Small Angle Scattering Techniques: 3-0-0-3
400 level courses
Compulsory courses
CHE(NCL):4-001: Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE(NCL):4-002: Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE(NCL):4-003: CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
Final Draft
National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST)
Thiruvananthapuram.
Chemistry Courses.
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
CHE(NIIST)- 100 Level Courses
CHE(NIIST): 1-001: Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 1-002: Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 1-003: Basic Mathematics and Numerical Methods: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 1- 004: Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 1-005: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 1-006: Introduction to Chemical Biology: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST) -200 Level Courses
1) CHE(NIIST): 2-002: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
2) CHE(NIIST): 2-003: Advanced Organic Chemistry : 2-0-0-2
3) CHE(NIIST): 2-005 : Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
4) CHE(NIIST): 2-006 : Advanced Organometallic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
5) CHE(NIIST): 2-007 : Advanced Co-ordination Chemistry : 2-0-0-2
6) CHE(NIIST): 2-008: Advanced Photochemistry : 2-0-0-2
7) CHE(NIIST): 2-009: Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
8) CHE(NIIST): 2-014: Advanced Material Science : 2-0-0-2
9) CHE(NIIST): 2-018: advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
10) CHE(NIIST): 2-019 : Advances in Nanoscience nanotechnology : 2-0-0-2
11) CHE(NIIST): 2-023: Rare Earth Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
12) CHE(NIIST): 2 -024: Sol-Gel Chemistry :2-0-0-2
13) CHE(NIIST): 2-026: Green Chemistry Concepts: 1-0-0-1
14) CHE(NIIST): 2-029: Natural Products: 2-0-0-2
15) CHE(NIIST): 2- 031: Synthetic Methods for Organic Chemists: 2-0-0-2
16) CHE(NIIST): 2-032: Organic Reaction Mechanisms: 2-0-0-2
17) CHE(NIIST): 2-036: Composite Materials: 2-0-0-2
18) CHE(NIIST): 2-038: Organic Spectroscopy applications: 2-0-0-2
19) CHE(NIIST): 2-039: Surface Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NIIST)- 300 Level Courses
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
CHE(NIIST): 3- 003: Electronic structure Theory: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NIIST): 3-004: Molecular Modeling and simulation: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NIIST): 3- 008: Carbohydrate Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NIIST): 3-012: Supramolecular Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NIIST): 3-013: Total Synthesis : 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 3- 014: Asymmetric synthesis: 1-0-0-1
CHE(NIIST): 3- 015: Chemistry and Biology of heterocycles: 2-0-0-2
CHE(NIIST): 3- 023: Homogenous Catalysis: 1-0-0-1
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9) CHE(NIIST): 3-025 : Catalysis for Organic Synthesis: 1-0-0-1
10) CHE(NIIST): 3-028: Materials and Devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
11) CHE(NIIST): 3- 029: Functional ceramics: 1-0-0-1
12) CHE(NIIST): 3-036: Photoinduced electron and Energy Transfer: 2-0-0-2
13) CHE(NIIST): 3- 042: Block Copolymers: 2-0-0-2
14) CHE(NIIST): 3-049: Pi-conjugated Polymers: 2-0-0-2
15) CHE(NIIST): 3- 050: Liquid Crystals: 2-0-0-2
16) CHE(NIIST): 3-054: Ultrafast processes and Spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
17) CHE(NIIST): 3- 056: Natural Products and drug discovery: 2-0-0-2
18) CHE(NIIST): 3- 058: Photobiology: 2-0-0-2
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100 level courses
101 and 102/103 are compulsory
CHE-LAB-1-101
Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
Good laboratory practices, Safety in the laboratory, First Aid in the laboratory, Maintenance
of laboratory records, Scientific literature management, Communication skills (scientific
writing and presentation), Intellectual property management & planning, Ethics in Science,
Computer applications and tools, Statistical methods & Data analysis
CHE-LAB-1-102
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
Thermal methods (TG, DTG, DTA, TMA, DSC), X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS), NMR
(1H, 13C) and other Spectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence), Chromatographic
methods (TLC, GC, LC), Mass spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron
Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN)
CHE-LAB-1-103
Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 1-0-0-1
Determinants and Matrices, Complex Variables, Vector analysis, Infinite Series, Special
Functions, Differential Equations, Interpolation and Approximation, Numerical differentiation
and Integration, Basic Linux, Introduction to Algorithms, basic programming, Shell and Shell
Scripting, Network Computing and Parallel Computing, Matlab/Scilab/Octave/Gnuplot
CHE-LAB-1-104* (*Optional course)
Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
Basics of inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, Nomenclature (IUPAC), molarity,
molality and normality, types of bonding, Ionic, covalent and non-bonding interactions, Acids
and bases, Atomic structure, periodic table and periodic properties, stoichiometry, chemical
reactions and kinetics, solvent effects, functional groups in organic compounds, general
named reactions and reaction mechanisms, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides,
enzymes, photosynthesis
CHE-LAB-1-105* (*Optional course)
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
General considerations, Introduction, definitions, consequences of size reduction,
Properties: structural, thermodynamic, optical, electrical and magnetic properties,
Methods of synthesis, Surface modifications, factors governing the stability and assembly,
Characterization of nanomaterials, Applications of Nanomaterials
CHE-LAB-1-106* (*Optional course)
Introduction to Chemical Biology: 1-0-0-1
chemical biology/synthetic biology, Structure, function and chemistry of biological
macromolecules including amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates, Chemical
kinetics and thermodynamics in biology, Chemical reactions and chemical diversity in
Biology The Chemistry of Enzymes, Lipids, Fats & Steroids, Drug discovery, Drugs from
Nature, Drug interaction
*Optional courses, over and above minimum requirements if required
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200 level courses
201/202/203 compulsory (Core)
CHE-LAB-2-201
Advanced Physical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, Atomic structure and
spectroscopy, Chemical bonding in diatomics, Chemical applications of group theory,
Colloids and Surface science, surfactants, Interface and Interfacial properties,
Electrochemistry.
CHE-LAB-2-202
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Structure & Bonding in Inorganic Compounds, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds,
Symmetry in Chemistry & Group Theory, Main group chemistry, Organometallic chemistry,
Electronic Spectra of Transition Metal Compounds, Magneto Chemistry, Metal Cluster
Compounds, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism, Electron Transfer Reactions in Metal
Complexes, Bioinorganic Chemistry (Metalloenzymes, Metal complexes as oxygen
carriers, Photosynthesis), Metal Complexes in Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis by Inorganic
Complexes.
CHE-LAB-2-203
Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Stereochemistry, reaction mechanism, C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic
analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, reactive intermediates, Methods of
asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, oxidation-reduction reactions,
organocatalysis, metathesis reactions.
CHE-LAB-2-204
Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Analytical instrumentation, signal and noise, Overview of optical methods of analysis:
Components of optical instruments, atomic and molecular spectrometry based on
absorption, emission and scattering, Electroanalytical techniques (basic electrochemistry,
voltammetry, potentiometry), Analytical separations and introduction to chromatographic
methods, GC, LC, Mass spectrometry, electromigration techniques, hyphenated techniques,
detectors, Analytical tools for petroleum refining.
CHE-LAB-2-205
Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
Revision
of
Hydrogen
atom
and
particle
in
box
(1D
and
3D),
Approximate methods in quantum mechanics; Non degenerate perturbation ; Perturbation
treatment of the Helium atom ground state and first excited state; Variation method for
helium atom ground state; Comparison of perturbation and variation method, Structure of
many electron wave function, Antisymmetry, Valence bond theory for homo and hetero
nuclear diatomic molecules; Molecular orbital theory Comparison of MO and VB theory;
Introduction to density functional theory; Hartree Fock theory, Overview of methods beyond
Hartree Fock theory; Configuration Interaction; Many body perturbation; Coupled cluster
CHE-LAB-2-206
Advanced Organometallic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Fundamentals, The 18 Valence Electron Rule; Structure and bonding of organometallic
complexes using molecular orbital theory.
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σ-Donor Ligands: Transition-Metal-Alkyl and -Aryl compounds; σ-Donor/π –Acceptor
Ligands: Transition-Metal-Alkenyl, -Aryl and –Alkynyl Complexes, Transition-MetalCarbenes (Fischer and Schrock Carbenes); Metal Carbonyl; Structure, properties and
principal reaction types of the above complexes; σ, π -Donor/π –Acceptor Ligands: Olefin
Compleses; Alkyne, Allyl and Enyl Complexes, Complexes of the cyclic CnHn
Fundamental Mechanism of Organometallic Transformations: Oxidative addition, Migratory
Insertion, β-hydride elimination and reductive elimination; Interaction of C-C and C-H σbonds with Transition Metals
CHE-LAB-2-207
Advanced Coordination Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Naming of coordination compounds, classification of ligands, chelate and macrocyclic effect,
Theories dealing with the formation of Coordination Compounds, Spectrochemical Series;
Splitting of d-orbitals, Jahn–Teller Effect; Stability constants of Transition metal complexes
and their determination by Job’s Method. Spin–Orbit Coupling, Electronic states and term
symbols, Selection rules (Laporte and spin selection rule), Interpretation of electronic
spectra of Transition metal complexes, Orgel and Tanabe Sugano diagrams. Charge
Transfer spectra, Magnetic Properties of Transition elements, Chemistry of Inner Transition
Elements.
CHE-LAB-2-208
Advanced Photochemistry: 2-0-0-2
Introduction to photochemistry, excited state processes, fluorescence and
phosphorescence, quantum yields,
charge-transfer spectra, solvatochromism,
photochromism, transient absorption techniques, Luminescence emission lifetimes, two- and
multiphoton processes, photoinduced energy and electron transfer, FRET, fluorescence
polarization, excimers, exciplexes, delayed fluorescence, Photochemistry of Organic
chromophores. Photochemistry in organized and confined media.
CHE-LAB-2-209
Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Techniques of polymerization, polymer characterization techniques, Stereochemistry of
Polymers, polymer nano-architectures, random and block copolymers, Liquid Crystalline
Polymers, Conducting Polymers, Non-linear Polymers, Polymer Blends and Composites,
polymer rheology, inorganic, bio and supramolecular polymers
CHE-LAB-2-210
Advanced Electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
Basic electrochemistry concepts, Reference electrodes, Electrochemical Thermodynamics,
Kinetics of electron transfer, the Taft equation, Diffusion, Double Layers, electrode Kinetics,
the Gibbs adsorption isotherm, the Lippmann equation, infinitely dilute solutions and thermal
balance,
Electro capillary phenomena, Faradaic vs. capacitive currents, transport
properties, potential theory, Electrochemical Techniques, Voltammetry, Reversible and
irreversible reactions, Mass transport by convection, rotating electrodes, Equivalent circuits,
A.C. voltammetry, Electrolysis methods, Adsorption, Thin layer cells, Electrochemistry of
polymers and inorganic solids, Spectroelectrochemistry, Applications.
CHE-LAB-2-211
Advances in Bioinorganic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Metal ions in biology, structure and function of metallo-proteins and enzymes,
Communication role for metals in biology. Heme and non-heme systems with one-, two- or
multi-metal, photosynthesis and photosystem II; O2-binding, reduction to O2-, O22-, and O2species their utilization in hydroxylation and epoxidation; nitrogen fixation, water-oxidation
reactions. Synthetic models, Correlation with structure and function of the natural enzymes,
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design and synthesis,
hydroporphyrins.
mechanisms.
Metal
based
drugs,
Porphyrins,
Corrins,
CHE-LAB-2-212
Advances in hydrocarbon chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Chemistry of crude oil, thermal cracking, visbreaking and coking processes, catalytic
cracking, hydro cracking and hydrogen production processes, catalytic reforming process,
Chemistry and industrial processes for alkylates, isomerisation processes, Petrochemicals,
Basic Building blocks; C1-Chemistry; Petrochemicals from n-paraffins; Petrochemicals from
olefins and aromatics; Refinery-Petrochemical Integration, Future Prospects
CHE-LAB-2-213
Advanced process chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Integral and Differential analysis; Evaluation of rate equations, unit processes, mass
transfer, mass balance, energy balance, fluid flow, Design of homogeneous systems,
different types of reactors, green chemistry
CHE-LAB-2-214
Advanced Materials Science: 2-0-0-2
Crystal systems and space groups, Close packing and various simple structure types like
AB, AB2, AB3 and complex structural types ABX3, AB2X4, etc. Factors affecting crystal
structures, Common preparative methods; X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy, Defect
structures, colour centers, reciprocal lattices, Properties of solids – Band theory, metals,
insulators, semiconductors, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, magnetic properties,
optical properties, ionic conduction; structure-processing-property correlations.
CHE-LAB-2-215
Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2
Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption, diffusion, kinetics, equilibrium and
rate expressions; chiral catalysis, Surface Science in Catalysis, Catalytic Materials;
Supports; Active Components, Classes of reactions and types of reactors; Catalyst
preparation methods; Characterization of catalysts; Catalysis in super critical media; Brief
introduction of organo and electrocatalysis; Structure-activity-property-stability of catalysts,
Catalysts in chemical industry, Catalysis in petroleum refining and petrochemicals; Catalysis
in the utilization of renewable feed stocks and concepts of sustainable chemistry.
CHE-LAB-2-216
Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
Introduction to Surface Science - Surface phenomena - Adsorption, Desorption, Adsorption
Models, Special properties of surfaces and interfaces, Electronic structure of surfaces,
Surface modification and its applications, Nanoscale catalysis and applications, Surface
spectroscopy and microscopy tools for nanocatalysis
CHE-LAB-2-217
Advanced Separation Science and Technology: 2-0-0-2
Resins and membranes for separations, Classification of membranes; electromembrane
Processes; Ion-exchange membranes and their applications, Electrodialysis and related
processes. Polymer electrolyte membrane and their applications for fuel cells; Water
electrolyzer for hydrogen production; Reverse electrodialysis for non-renewable energy from
concentration gradient, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltartion, pervaporation and gas
separation: Membrane fouling, concentration polarization and other limitations of Pressuredriven membrane technologies.
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CHE-LAB-2-218
Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
Optical Microscopy, Electron microscopy: TEM, HRTEM, SEM, STEM, EDX, FIB, e-beam
lithography, Scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, MFM, confocal, etc, Raman
spectroscopy/microscopy, Thermal analysis techniques, Magnetic measurements, Electrical
measurements, Spectroscopic ellipsometry.
CHE-LAB-2-219
Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
Low-dimensional structures: Quantum wells, Quantum wires, and Quantum dots, Nano
clusters & Nano crystals, fullerenes, carbon nano tubes and graphene, Nano Composites,
synthesis and characterization techniques, Properties at Nano Scales and comparison with
bulk materials, fabrication techniques, general applications, nanomaterials in biology.
CHE-LAB-2-220
Advances in soft matter chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Condensed Matter, Colloids, Characterization of colloids by light scattering and electric-field
based techniques, Micelles, Self-assembled systems, Molecular gels, Lyotropic liquid
crystalline phases, One-, Two- and Three-dimensionally ordered phases, Thermotropic
Liquid crystals textures and their identification, characterization of mesophases, Description
of order parameter, Phase transitions.
CHE-LAB-2-221
Advances in Chemical Biology: 2-0-0-2
Amino Acids, Peptides & Proteins, Design of poly peptides, Peptide hormones and their
pharmaceutical significance,
Peptide mimetics as therapeutics, Chemistry of
Carbohydrates, Nucleic acids, Structure & function of DNA and RNA, Nucleic acid mimetics
& their therapeutic applications, Chemistry of Enzymes, Lipids, Fats & Steroids, Drug
discovery , Basic principles of medicinal chemistry, Drugs from Nature, Natural products
based drug discovery, Kinetics and thermodynamics of biological process, Enzyme
Catalysis, consecutive, parallel and competitive reactions in biological systems,
Thermodynamics, alosteric effect in biology, types of bonds, hydration and their specific
contribution towards specific thermodynamic parameters, enthalpy or entropy, Scatchard
analysis, hill plot analysis.
CHE-LAB-2-222
Advanced Biomaterials: 2-0-0-2
Definition of biomaterials, Surface property requirements of biomaterials, Types of materials
used in medicine, Synthesis and surface characterization, Biology of wound healing, foreign
body response and tissue remodeling, Molecular and cellular interactions of materials with
biological environment, Degradation and long term fate of materials used in medicine,
Requirements of biomaterials for biomedical implants, surface coatings, wound dressings,
sutures, cardiovascular devices, ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics and cosmetic
surgeries, Applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering, Standard protocols for
testing the efficacy and efficiency of biomaterials, The regulatory environment for
biomaterials, Some concepts for design development of common biomaterials.
CHE-LAB-2-223
Rare Earth Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Lanthanides and actinides, Electronic structure, periodic properties, extraction, separation,
solution chemistry, coordination compounds, spectroscopy, luminescence, magnetism, dyes
and pigments, trans-uranium elements, nuclear technology, displays and energy related
applications.
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-2-224
Sol-gel chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Introduction, Hydrolysis and condensation reactions, Solution chemistry and physics of
intermediates, Role of the anion on the hydrolysis and condensation reactions, Kinetics of
Hydrolysis and Condensation, Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Processing, Gelation, Ageing, Drying,
Densification, Characterization, Chemistry of Sol-Gel Silicates, Solution chemistry of
transition metal alkoxide precursors, Sol-gel synthesis and characterization of important
materials, structure-property relationships
CHE-LAB-2-225
Combinatorial chemistry: 1-0-0-1
Principles and techniques of combinatorial chemistry, Popular organic reactions in
combinatorial chemistry. solid-phase organic synthesis, Solution-phase parallel synthesis,
mixture-based compound libraries, principles of compound library design, natural product
and natural product-like libraries, case studies of combinatorial chemistry in drug discovery
CHE-LAB-2-226
Green chemistry: 1-0-0-1
Green chemistry concepts: Basic understanding, scope and interdisciplinary nature of green
chemistry; Environmental factors; Carbon credit, Energy efficiency and atom economy,
Catalysis and green chemistry, Alternate reaction media and reaction systems, ionic liquids,
supercritical fluids, solventless chemistry.
CHE-LAB-2-227
Coal chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Mining processes, mine safety, Sampling methods of coal and its importance, Coal
classification systems, Physical characterization, proximate analysis, Ultimate analysis,
Sulphur analysis, Ash fusion temperature, Low temperature Carbonization, Swell Index,
Cracking Index , Thermogravimetric analysis etc, Size Reduction and Size Classification of
Coal, Structure of coal, Organic functionality of coal, aromatic Index, Mineral matter content,
Mineralogy of coal, Geological origin of coal, petrographic analysis, geochemical processes
during mining of coals, Coal Utilization, Coal Conversion processes, Other useful products
from coal, Environmental Issues, CO2 sequestration.
CHE-LAB-2-228
Alternative feedstock options for petrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
Global scenario of Petrochemicals, Renewable resources; categorization of resources;
chemicals from edible renewable resource; Chemicals from non-edible renewable
resources; Catalytic reactions (mineral acid, bases; enzymes, homogeneous and
heterogeneous catalysts); alternate fuels; fuels derived from renewable resources; biodiesel,
bioethanol, biobutanol; Hydrogen generation from renewable feed stocks, Conversion of
glycerol; Naphtha as a conventional source, Need for sustainability in production of
Petrochemicals, Alternate Options; from Refineries sources, Natural Gas/Methane as an
Option and other Non Refinery Sources, CO2 utilization, Identification and
Recommendations based on techno-economic analysis for India.
CHE-LAB-2-229
Natural products: 2-0-0-2
Carbohydrates and polysaccharides, Structure and functions of important derivatives of
monosaccharides, Classification and nomenclature and synthesis of some simple Alkaloids;
Terpenoids and Steroids such as pinene; Camphor and Cadenine; α-vetinone; Hirsutene
and Abietic acid (Terpenoids); Cholesterol; Testosterone and Andestrone (Steroids) etc.
isolation and characterization, elucidation of structure-property relationships. Biosynthesis
of steroids, terpenoids, fatty acids, alkaloids and polysaccharides, biosynthesis of natural
products
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-2-230
Ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
Introduction to ionic liquids, ionic liquids vs. molecular solvents/ionic salts (solids), ionic
liquids vs. eutectic mixtures, solvent polarities using different spectral techniques
(parameters), physicochemical properties of ionic liquids, effect of functional groups on the
properties of ionic liquids, surface active ionic liquids, aggregation behavior of ionic liquids,
interaction of ionic liquids with different molecular solvents, interaction of ionic liquids with
biopolymers, thermodynamics of the binary mixtures of ionic liquids, structure property
relationship in ionic liquids.
CHE-LAB-2-231
Synthetic methods for organic chemists: 2-0-0-2
Formation of carbon-carbon bond employing various kinds of organometallic reagents, C-C
double bonds through different reactions, oxidation, reduction through various kinds of
reagents, functional group interconversion, by substitution including protection and
deprotection, alkylation of enolates, and other carbon nucleophiles, reaction of carbon
nucleophiles with carbonyl compounds, electrophilic addition to C-C multiple bonds,
reactions of C-C multiple bonds, Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and
convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups.
CHE-LAB-2-232
Organic reaction mechanisms: 2-0-0-2
Basics, The concept of Aromaticity, How to write an organic reaction mechanism?, Popular
name reactions, Reactive intermediates: Generation, stability, structures and reactivity of
carbocation, carbaion, carbene, radicals, benzyne, nitrene, Types of mechanism:
classification, limitations examples of aliphatic nucleophilic substitution - aliphatic
electrophilic substitution - aromatic nucleophilic substitution - aromatic electrophilic
Substitution - types of radical reactions - molecular rearrangements oxidation and reduction;
Electrophilic reactions-Friedel crafts reaction, Riemer Tiemenn reaction, Beckmann
rearrangements; nucleophilic reactions- aldol condensation, perkin reaction, benzoin
condensation;free radical reaction-halogenation of alkane, addition of HBr on alkene in
presence of peroxide;allylic halogenation - using N-Bromo Succinamide (NBS), thermal
halogenation of alkene CH3 – CH = CH2
CHE-LAB-2-233
Dyes and pigments: 1-0-0-1
Colour and constitution, chromogen and chromophore. Classification of dyes based on
structure and mode of dyeing, Chemistry of some important dyes, NIR reflecting dyes, Dyes
for solar cells
CHE-LAB-2-234
Physical organic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Hammett concepts-Quantitative structure activity relationships, linear free energy
relationships, Molecular mechanics, Semi-empirical and ab initio molecular theory, Pericyclic
Reactions; Substituent Effects; Frontier Molecular Orbitals, HOMO-LUMO Interactions,
Aromaticity, Odd and Even Alternant Hydrocarbons, Pericyclic Reactions The WoodwardHoffman Rules. Free Energy Changes, Transition State Theory, The Eyring Equation, The
Mechanistic Significance of Kinetic versus Thermodynamic Control of Organic Reactions,
The Hammond Postulate, The Curtin-Hammett Principle; Kinetic Isotope Effects, The
Reactivity-Selectivity Principle, Substituent Effects, Absorption of Light by Organic
Molecules, Jablonsky Diagrams, Morse Potential Energy Curves, Common Photochemical
Reactions, Photocycloadditions.
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-2-235
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
Introduction: Thermodynamics – A Macroscopic Theory of Matter; Laws of
Thermodynamics, Ideal Gas Laws, Specific Heat Capacities; Concept of Free Energy,
Hamiltonian Mechanics, Equilibrium Distributions and Ergodic Hypothesis,
Ensembles, Thermodynamic Functions and the Distribution Function, g(r),Imperfect Gases,
Kinetic Theory of Gases, Time Dependent Processes, Phase Transitions
CHE-LAB-2-236
Composite materials: 2-0-0-2
Concept of Composite materials, Various types of composites, Classification based on
Matrix Material: Organic Matrix composites, Polymer matrix composites (PMC), Carbon
matrix Composites or Carbon-Carbon Composites, Metal matrix composites (MMC),
Ceramic matrix composites (CMC); Classification based on reinforcements: Fiber
Reinforced Composites, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites, Laminar Composites,
Particulate Composites, Reinforcements/Fibers ,Types of fibres, Multiphase fibers, Whiskers
and Flakes, Mechanical properties of fibres, Processing of Advanced composites, Metal
Matrix Composites: Casting – Solid State diffusion technique, Cladding – Hot isostatic
pressing; Ceramic Matrix Composites: Liquid Metal Infiltration – Liquid phase sintering;
Carbon – Carbon composites: Knitting, Braiding, Weaving; Polymer matrix composites:
Preparation of Moulding compounds and prepregs – hand lay up method – Autoclave
method – Filament winding method – Compression moulding – Reaction injection moulding,
Processing and characteristics of nanocomposites, hybrid composites, functionally graded
composites, smart and functional composites.
CHE-LAB-2-237
Carbon allotropes: 1-0-0-1
Synthesis, characterization, structure, properties and applications of: Diamond, Graphite,
Amorphous carbon, Charcoals, Fullerene and related compounds, Carbon nanotubes,
Graphene.
CHE-LAB-2-238
Organic spectroscopy applications: 2-0-0-2
Mass spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Structural
assignment by employing NMR techniques, Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Introduction
COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY, ROESY, Structural elucidation using 2D-NMR methods
CHE-LAB-2-239
Surface characterization techniques: 2-0-0-2
XPS, LEED, XAS, SEM, AFM, TEM, NSOM, SPR, SERS, static and dynamic contact angle
measurements, Ellipsometry.
Final Draft
300 Level courses
CHE-LAB-3-301
Mathematical Methods: 2-0-0-2
Determinants and Matrices : Orthogonal Matrices, Hermitian Matrices, Unitary Matrices,
Dioganalisation of Matrices, Vector analysis : Scalar and Vector product, Triple scalar and
vector product, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, Vector Integration, Gauss Theorem, Stokes
Theorem.
Vector Analysis in Curvilinear coordinates and Tensors, Infinite Series:
Fundamental Concepts, Convergence tests, Taylors expansion, Power Series, Special
Functions: Gamma Function, The Beta Function, Differential Equations: Series SolutionFrobnius Method, Bessel Functions, Legendre Functions, Hermite Functions, Laguerre
Functions, Fourier Series, Applications of Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms
CHE-LAB-3-302
Numerical Methods: 2-0-0-2
Fortran and Linux basics, Solution to the linear algebraic equations, Eigen Values problems,
Interpolation and extrapolation, Random number and sorting, Minimization and maximization
of functions, Modeling of data
CHE-LAB-3-303
Electronic structure theory: 2-0-0-2
Post-Hartree-Fock methods: Moller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2, MP3, and MP4),
Configuration Interaction (CI), Coupled-Cluster single double (triple) (CCSD(T))–
performance of various methods for the prediction of van der Waal and hydrogen bonding
interactions, spectral properties. Density functional theory based methods: Hybrid and
Minnesota functional – Application of DFT methods (excitation energy calculations). Density
functional methods with Dispersion correction (Grimme’s approaches). Car-Parrinello
Molecular Dynamics (CPMD) and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD).
CHE-LAB-3-304
Molecular modeling and simulation: 2-0-0-2
Molecular Mechanics: Features of molecular mechanics - Force Fields: Bonds structure and
bending angles, Electrostatic Vander Waals and non-bonded interactions, Hydrogen
bonding - Derivatives of molecular mechanics energy function - Calculating thermodynamic
properties - Force Field for inorganic systems - Energy minimization, Molecular Dynamics
Simulation: Molecular Dynamics using simple models, Molecular Dynamics with continuous
potentials, Solvent effects, Conformational changes, Thermostats, Barostas, Lincs and
shake algorithms, Monte Carlo simulation Methods, sorption, Applications of Molecular
Modeling
CHE-LAB-3-305
Computer aided drug design: 2-0-0-2
Definition of a drug molecule and factor affecting their biological activity, definition of
chemotherapeutic index, therapeutic index, design of a drug molecule and relationship of
functional groups, discovery of new drugs: drug discovery without a lead, lead discovery,
random screen, non-random screen, concept of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and
excretion (ADME), drug receptors, physicochemical properties, mechanism of a drug action,
stereochemistry and drug action, synthetic and natural drugs and their modifications to
increase oral bioavailability, chirality and drug action, bioisosterism, drug receptorinteractions, topographical and stereo-chemical considerations, concept of drug resistance,
drug synergism, enzyme inhibition and activation, molecular modeling and insilico drug
design, concept of structure-activity relationship(SAR) and quantitative structure-activity
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relationship (QSAR), Lipinski rule of five, mechanism of action of some important drug
molecules.
CHE-LAB-3-306
Computational materials design: 2-0-0-2
Solids, Drude and Sommerfield theories of metals, Kronig-Penning model, Tight-Binding
approximation, band structure, density of states, prediction of electrical and magnetic
properties, Prediction of properties of organic molecules and polymers, Introduction to
Multiscale Modeling and Simulations and applications. Monte Carlo simulation in various
ensembles, Gas sensing properties of various porous materials using grand canonical
Monte Carlo method, Dissipative particle dynamics, Mesoscale dynamics and applications.
CHE-LAB-3-307
Multiphase reaction kinetics: 1-0-0-1
Mass transfer theories, Multi phase reactors, Multi phase reactors selection criteria; Mass
transfer coupled with chemical reaction; measurement of gas-liquid parameters, Reaction in
porous catalysts; effective diffusivity and structure of porous catalysts, Important design
parameters for gas-liquid and solid reactors, Reactor modeling in petroleum refining
industry, Modeling of catalytic sweetening, isomerisation, hydro treating, and FT synthesis.
CHE-LAB-3-308
Carbohydrate chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Mono and disaccharides, polysaccharides, Bacterial polysaccharides, starch and cellulose,
derivatives of cellulose, Protecting groups, Glycosylation reactions, Dynamics and
interactions, carboxy methyl cellulose and gun cotton, structure, Conformational analyses,
glycoconjugates, Immunology of carbohydrates.
CHE-LAB-3-309
Biophysical chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Physico Chemical properties of Water, State of Water in biostructures & its significance,
Lipids & Proteins, Membrane organization & stability, Protein lipid interactions, Phase
properties of biological membranes, Transport across the membrane, Osmosis, molecular
basis of aqueous channels, Structural level of proteins & stabilizing forces, Conformational
anaysis of polypeptides, Ramachandran plot,
Double helical structure of DNA,
Conformational parameters of Nucleic acids & their constituents ,Types & structure of RNA,
mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, Protein-ligand and DNA-protein interactions.
CHE-LAB-3-310
Physics and chemistry of collagen: 2-0-0-2
Molecular Structure of Collagen, Native collagen fibrils, X-ray Diffraction studies of collagen,
Electron mircroscopic appearance of collagen, synthetic collagen-like polypeptides,
Chemistry of Collagen and its Distribution, Biosynthesis of Collagen, Crosslinking,
Degradation, Isolation and Characterization of Collagen, Physico-Chemical Techniques for
Collagenous Matrices, Microscopy and other Non-invasive methods.
CHE-LAB-3-311
Marine Natural products: 2-0-0-2
Polysaccharide contents of various seaweeds, Phaeophyceae and Rhodophyceae,
Bioactive compounds from halophytic plants and marine algae/seaweeds, Gelling
polysaccharides, extraction from natural sources, characterization and properties.
Preparation of polysaccharide based biodegradable materials, hybrid composites, stimuli
responsive materials. Applications of polysaccharide based materials. Biosynthesis of
bioactive polysaccharides, steroids, fatty acid derivatives and alkaloids.
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-3-312
Supramolecular chemistry : 2-0-0-2
Nature of supramolecular interactions, role of various non-covalent interactions, multiple
hydrogen bonding motifs, Stability of H-bonds,
Jorgensen model for H-bonding,
supramolecular synthons , dimensions of supramolecular chemistry, Janus molecules.
Photoresponsive molecules and self-assembly, Molecular recognition, classification of
supramolecular host-guest complexes, supramolecular self-assembly, supramolecular
polymers, molecular capsules, self- assembled dendrimers, self-assembled nanotubes, low
molecular weight organogels. Characterization techniques of self-assemblies,
supramolecular sensors.
CHE-LAB-3-313
Total Synthesis: 1-0-0-1
Synthesis of complex organic molecules – planning and execution; Concepts of
Retrosynthetic Analysis and Total synthesis of Natural products;
Retrosynthesis;
Disconnection; Synthons; Linear and Convergent Synthesis; Photochemistry in total
synthesis; MCRs in total synthesis; Breakthrough synthesis – past and present.
CHE-LAB-3-314
Asymmetric Syntheis: 1-0-0-1
Strategies for the preparation of optically pure compounds; Stereoselective,
Enantioselective and Diastereoselective reactions; Stochiometric asymmetric synthesischiral auxiliaries, Evans Alsdol and modified versions; Catalytic asymmetric synthesis;
Asymmetric Dihydroxylation; Asymmmetric Aminohydroxylation; Asymmetric Hydrogenation;
Asymmetric allylation, propargylation, and alkylation; Chiral Organocatalysis; Cascade
reactions by organocatalysis; Transition Metal based catalysis; Asymmetric amplification
and autocatalysis.
CHE-LAB-3-315
Chemistry and biology of Heterocycles: 2-0-0-2
Privileged heterocycles, Electronic properties, reactivity (electrophilicity and nucleophilicity),
Synthetic methodologies, Biological properties of Natural products and drug candidates,
Biosynthesis, Dimeric compounds and related stereochemistry
CHE-LAB-3-316
Agrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
Biochemistry in agriculture, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Vitamins and Minerals and
Enzymes,
Soil science, guidelines on agricultural crops micronutrients and fertilizers,
Chemistry of pesticides, synthesis, formulations, mode of action, toxicology, resistance and
residual analysis, Methodologies for the synthesis of agrochemicals and other relevant
organic molecules, chemistry in Integrated Pest Management, Semiochemicals, insect
growth regulators, botanical pesticides and other biotechnological approaches, Analysis of
agrochemicals and residues - Botanical pesticides, hormones, pheromone, kairomones and
plant volatiles
CHE-LAB-3-317
Fluoro organic chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Importance of fluorine in organic compounds, Strategies to introduce fluorine/ trifluoromethyl
group into organic molecules, Preparation of fluorinated reagents, Preparation of fluorinated
carbon materials and their uses, Known fluorinated drugs and their mode of action,
Overview on CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, their preparation and applications, Halon susbsitutes,
Harmful effects of fluorine and inorganic fluorides
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-3-318
Corrosion science: 2-0-0-2
Basic aspects, Forms of corrosion, Atmospheric corrosion and protective coatings,
Immersion corrosion and electrochemical protection, Corrosion monitoring, impedence
spectroscopy, harmonics and NDT techniques.
CHE-LAB-3-319
Nutraceuticals: 2-0-0-2
Raw material preparation, and characterization, extraction of valuable biomolecules,
characterization of these molecules with stability study, preparation and formulations for
functional foods. Characterization and stability study of neutraceuticals, properties and
stability packaging of neutraceuticals.
CHE-LAB-3-320
Salts from marine resources: 2-0-0-2
Physicochemical properties of NaCl crystals, Chemistry of salt manufacture, Influence of
other dissolved salts in the salt purity, Survey of site for solar salt production, Scientific
design and layout of solar salt works, Solar Salt manufacture, Mechanization of solar salt
industries, Preparation of ultra pure salt through innovative methods, Fortification of salt with
essential nutrients, Application of phase equilibrium for recovery of marine chemicals,
Recovery of valuable marine chemicals from bittern, High purity magnesium chemicals from
bittern
CHE-LAB-3-321
Ionic liquids for lubricants: 1-0-0-1
Lubrication by Ionic liquids and its structural correlation, Ionic liquids interaction with
surfaces, synthetic oil lubricants, synthesis of lubricating ionic liquids, effect of alkyl chain
length and anions, IL lubrication oils at variable temperatures, thin films, heat capacity and
thermal properties, viscosity and wetting properties, ionic liquids as additives for lubricants,
comparison with conventional hydrocarbon oils, Case studies.
CHE-LAB-3-322
Applications of ionic liquids: 1-0-0-1
Introduction to task specific ionic liquids, self-assembly of ionic liquids in aqueous/non
aqueous media and synthesis of nanomaterials therein, ionic liquids in catalysis, extraction
of metal ions, ionic liquids and biopolymers: dissolution, regeneration and ionic-gel
formation, processing of lignocellulosic biomass using ionic liquids, clean separation of
various fractions of biomass and recovery of valuable chemicals using ionic liquids,
application of ionic liquids in electrochemistry, separation of azeotropic mixtures using ionic
liquids, organic reactions in ionic liquids.
CHE-LAB-3-323
Homogeneous Catalysis: 1-0-0-1
Organometallic Catalysis, Applications in organic synthesis: Olefin Isomerization, C-C
Coupling reactions: Heck, Suzuki, Stille and Sonogashira reactions, Alkene and Alkyne
Metathesis, C-Heteroatom coupling: Hydroamination, Olefin Oxidation, C-H activation,
Oxidation reactions, hydrogenation of Alkenes, Industrial Applications.
CHE-LAB-3-324
Catalysis in petroleum refining: 2-0-0-2
Deactivation in Catalysts and its Consequences, Regeneration and Rejuvenation in
Catalysis, Industrial Catalytic Processes; Hydro cracking; Hydro treating; Reforming;
Isomerization and Alkylation; Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Deep Catalytic Cracking,
Catalysis for Clean Fuels; Gas to Liquid Technology; Catalysis for Hydrogen Production,
Final Draft
Catalysis beyond Petroleum; Electro catalysis; Photo catalysis, Laboratory Training in
Catalysis.
CHE-LAB-3-325
Catalysis for organic synthesis: 1-0-0-1
A background on fine and specialty chemicals in chemical industry; Concept of atom
economy; Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions:
hydrogenation,
hydrogenolysis, dehydrogenation, selective oxidation, alkylation & acylation, isomerization
and C-C bond forming reactions, Enzyme catalysis in organic synthesis; Reaction
mechanisms
CHE-LAB-3-326
Catalysis for biomass refining: 1-0-0-1
Classification of biomass; Catalytic processing of cellulosic and lignocellulosic materials for
monomers or oligomers; Catalytic transformation biomass to fuels; Value addition of
biomass/monomers to fine and specialty chemicals; Value addition of glycerol and their
derivatives; Concept of bio-refinery – Role of catalysis
CHE-LAB-3-327
Biocatalysis in petroleum refining: 1-0-0-1
Scope of Biocatalysis in Petroleum Refining, Thermophilic microorganisms and the
thermozymes, Structure and function of proteins, Non-aqueous Biocatalysis, Protein
Engineering and rate improvement, Enzyme kinetics and models, Challenges and
opportunities on Bioprocess development on: Bio-desulphurization of crude oil and
petroleum fractions; Bio-cracking and Bio-vis breaking; Bio-desulphurization of waste gases;
Biocatalysts for renewable hydrocarbons and petrochemicals.
CHE-LAB-3-328
Materials and devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
Design of organic and Inorganic semiconductors, Approaches to process organic
semiconductors by covalent and non covalent modifications, band edges and band gaps,
Modulation of charge transport properties, kinetics of electron transfer, Design of small
molecule dyes for DSSC, Electron transfer at interfaces, Transistors and solar cells,
Fabrication of Devices, Device characterisation using dark current, IV curves under
illumination, IPCE, Calculation of Voc, Jsc, Vpp, Ipp, FF and Pmax. hybrid solar cells
CHE-LAB-3-329
Functional Ceramics: 1-0-0-1
Advanced Electronic Ceramics, high temperature ceramic super conductors, Dielectric
ceramics, microwave ceramics, low k materials, SOFC materials, solid-ionic conductors,
phosphor materials, Impedance analysis, varistors, sensors, ceramic magnets, thermal
shock resistance and super plastic ceramics.
CHE-LAB-3-330
Modern Magnetic Materials: 1-0-0-1
Types of magnetism, molecular field theory, measurement techniques, magnetoresistance
(AMR, GMR, CMR, TMR), hard and soft magnets, New magnetic materials, applications.
CHE-LAB-3-331
Porous structures: 2-0-0-2
Definitions, Micro-Porous and Mesoporous Solids, Structural Chemistry of
Zeolite
Framework Types, MOFs, COFs, Synthesis, Structure Determination, Role of the Structuredirecting Agents, The Chemistry of Microporous Framework Solids, Adsorption and
Diffusion, Catalytic Applications, hydrogen storage, separation, CO2 sequestration, sensors,
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-3-332
Biomaterials for targeted therapeutics : 2-0-0-2
Rational design and engineering of lipid-based targeted drug delivery vehicles and their
therapeutic applications - Design of polymeric micelles as nano drug carriers - Design of
polymer-based nanometric targeted delivery systems and their therapeutic applications Set-backs and unmet challenges – Cancer and its Hall Marks - Principles of designing anticancer therapeutics – Molecular basis of lung, breast, melanoma and prostate cancers –
Rationale for selecting leading pathways in cancer therapy – Nuclear hormone receptors as
targets in cancer therapy – Rationale for design of cancer therapy against multiple pathways
– Concept of designing hybrid molecules as a dual strategy – Use of nanotechnology in
cancer therapy – Concept of cancer stem cells and design of cancer stem cell therapeutics.
CHE-LAB-3-333
Organic electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
Cathodic reactions of organic compounds, Anodic reactions of organic compounds,
Classifications of electrode reactions, Stereochemistry of electrochemical processes,
Applications of organic electrochemistry.
CHE-LAB-3-334
Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
Energy scenario, emissions and global warming, fuel cells, Thermodynamic potentials,
electrochemical processes and electrode kinetics, Proton exchange membranes, proton
conducting mechanisms, recent advances, Operating conditions, overview of
characterization techniques, technical aspects, advantages, materials, significances and
challenges, Materials for supercapacitor applications, recent advances in the system
development, battery vs. supercapacitor, modern technologies, challenges and prospects.
CHE-LAB-3-335
Alternate energy materials: 2-0-0-2
Energy scenario, Non-renewable and renewable energy sources; description of renewable
sources and their importance. Technologies for biomass energy conversion, Solar energy,
Wind Turbines, Geothermal Technologies; Applications; Sustainable sources of hydrogen;
Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution; Applications and feasibility
assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy conservation; Strategies for
enhancing role of renewable energy.
CHE-LAB-3-336
Photoinduced electron and Energy transfer: 2-0-0-2
Thermodynamic aspects, Calculation of free energy change from redox potentials, Weller
equation, Kinetic aspects, concept of reorganization energy, Marcus theory, Inverted region
kinetics, Back electron transfer, circumventing back electron transfer, Applications of
photoinduced electron and energy transfer, Reaction centre and photoinduced electron
transfer processes in photosynthetic bacteria, Solar water splitting, Dye-sensitized solar cells,
Organic photovoltaics, Few organic reactions initiated by PET, Photo-remediation of organic
waste materials, Mechanisms and dynamics of fluorescence quenching, Fluorescence
anisotropy, Energy transfer to single and multiple acceptors, Resonance energy transfer and
its implication, Sensors based on photoinduced processes.
CHE-LAB-3-337
Hydrogen generation and storage: 2-0-0-2
Sustainable sources of hydrogen; Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution;
Applications and feasibility assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy
conservation; Strategies for enhancing role of renewable energy.
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-3-338
Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass: 1-0-0-1
Thermochemical conversion technologies for biomass pyrolysis, gasification, combustion,
thermal and catalytic conversion of biomass; upgradation of pyrolysis products; bio-refining
products and applications; biorefinery concept; Hybrid methods of conversion and effective
utilization; Alternative and/or clean fuels, functional and bulk chemicals from biomass; life
cycle analysis; carbon and water foot prints; Utilization of products and feasibility
assessment; Science, technology and policy of biomass energy; Strategies for Enhancing
role of renewable energy and Indian scenario.
CHE-LAB-3-339
CO2 sequestration and conversion: 2-0-0-2
CO2 Sequestration; Capture techniques; overview of transportation and storage techniques,
Basic properties of CO2, Reactivity of CO2, Utilization of CO2 as chemical feedstock,
Utilization of CO2 as inert solvent for chemical synthesis, Coordination chemistry of CO2 and
reactivity of coordinated CO2, Transition metal promoted reactions of CO2, The chemistry of
N-CO2 bonds, Applications of CO2 for the synthesis of polymers, photochemical reduction of
CO2, utilization of CO2 for the production of hydrocarbon fuels.
CHE-LAB-3-340
Natural gas to liquid fuels: 2-0-0-2
generation processes; SMR; POx; ATR; DMR and Tri reforming, Syngas conversion
processes; FT Synthesis, LTFT, HTFT, Low Pressure versus high pressure FT, Syn-crude
up gradation by hydrocracking, methanol synthesis, chemistry of the processes; catalysts,
development in reactors; tubular; multitubular; fixed bed; fluidized bed; FFB; CFB, SBCR,
variables affecting SCBR, Commercial Processes; MTO; UOP/Hydro MTO; Exxon Mobil
MTO; Lurgi MTP, DME Synthesis, status and prospects of DME production; Challenges for
DME commercialization, commercialization activities of GTL plants, SSPD, SMDS, AGC- 21
and Gasel Processes.
CHE-LAB-3-341
Gasoline reformulation techniques: 2-0-0-2
Environmental regulations on Fuel quality, Gasoline specifications and concept of
reformulated gasoline, Gasoline production routes; Gasoline from Crude oil; General
Properties of gasoline; Gasoline quality improvement drivers ; Chronological development in
gasoline composition; Gasoline additives, Gasoline blending unit in a refinery; Dealing with
aromatics, olefins and sulfur concentrations; Integration techniques to obtain reformulated
gasoline, Refining processes; Reforming; Isomerisation, FCC Gasoline, Alkylation,
Technologies for Alkylation.
CHE-LAB-3-342
Block copolymers: 2-0-0-2
Chain and controlled block copolymerization, monomer reactivity ratios, Copolymer
compositions, molecular architecture, blends, grafts, melts, self assembly and phase
separation, phase diagram, range of applicability of copolymerization equation; types of
copolymerization; Block copolymers with controlled molecular weight, Living Polymerization,
block copolymer synthesis, characterization techniques, block copolymers for biomedical and
industrial applications, Amphiphilic block copolymer micelles, Block copolymer thin films.
CHE-LAB-3-343
Polymers for membrane applications: 2-0-0-2
Polymers as membrane materials, functional polymers containing styrene and its
derivatives; Functionalized poly(arylene ether)s, Nafion and other Poly(perfluorosulfonic
acid) Membranes, Post functionalized polymeric membranes, random and block
copolymers; functional poly(imide)s; functional polyphosphazene; functionalized bioFinal Draft
polymers, design of new functional polymers; Glassy and rubbery polymers, characterization
of polymer membranes, transport phenomena, polymer nanocomposites for membranes in
the separation of gases and liquids, membrane fouling.
CHE-LAB-3-344
Ion exchange polymers: 1-0-0-1
Adsorbents and ion exchange resins, Classification of ion exchange resins, Synthesis and
characterization of ion-exchange resins and polymers, Water treatment and other
applications, fouling, regeneration.
CHE-LAB-3-345
Conducting polymers: 1-0-0-1
Synthesis and characterization, electrical transport properties, theory of conductivity, doping,
electrochromic properties, Classification and types of organic conductors, Structure and
properties of conducting charge-transfer salts, Conducting polymers based on
organometallic compounds, Applications of conducting polymers, EMI shielding,
supercapacitors, sensors
CHE-LAB-3-346
Polymers and Colloidal Solutions: 2-0-0-2
Intermolecular forces and potentials, Overview of Statistical physics, DLVO theory, charged
colloids, Poisson Boltzmann theory, Debye radius, Bjerrum length, electrophoresis, zeta
potential, diffusion, Hydrodynamic interactions. Brief overview of Phase transitions in hard
sphere colloids, Random walk, self avoiding random walk, flexible polymers, persistence
length, Excluded volume interactions, Polymer solutions in the dilute limit/semi-dilute limit,
Entropy of mixing, theta temperature, rubber elasticity, Polyelectrolytes, polymer at surfaces:
Brushes, polymer dynamics.
CHE-LAB-3-347
Biodegradable polymers: 2-0-0-2
Polymers from biomass, microbial production, synthetic polymers, structure and properties,
Biodegradation mechanism, measurement techniques, processing techniques, sterilization
and storage, global standards, market potential, applications.
CHE-LAB-3-348
Controlled Radical/Living Polymerizations and Macromolecular Architectures: 2-0-0-2
Controlled or Living Radical Polymerization, TEMPO-mediated polymerization and atom
Transfer radical Polymerization (ATRP), Kinetics of ATRP, Reversible Addition Chain
Fragmentation Transfer (RAFT), Nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP), Ring opening
Metathesis polymerization (ROMP), living ROP, Macromolecular architectures using
controlled living polymerizations
CHE-LAB-3-349
Pi-conjugated polymers: 2-0-0-2
Synthesis and characterization, electronic and optical properties, energy band structure,
Display Materials: Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Organic thin film transistors, device
preparation, working principle, advantages, drawbacks; Organic photovoltaics, OFETs,
device preparation and characterization, factors influencing efficiency, stability.
CHE-LAB-3-350
Liquid Crystals: 2-0-0-2
Liquid crystal phases, classification, Chiral liquid crystalline phases, Ferroelectric liquid
crystalline phases, discotic liquid crystalline phases, Characterization techniques, Surface
Alignment of Liquid Crystals, Dichroic LCs, Polycatenar mesogenes,
Display and
photovoltaic applications.
Final Draft
CHE-LAB-3-351
X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 2-0-0-2
Introduction to X-ray crystallography,Crystal growth, evaluation and mounting, Symmetry
and space group determination, Background theory for data collection, Data collection using
four-circle diffractometers, Area detectors,Crystal
lattices, Structure factors, Crystal
symmetry, Structure solutions, Structure refinement, An introduction to maximum entropy,
Least squares fitting of parameters, Practical aspects of structure refinement,
Crystallographic Database, Structure solution from Powder Diffraction Data
CHE-LAB-3-352
NMR spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
Quantum Mechanics of NMR, Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, Periodic table of NMR,
Heteronuclear double resonance experiments,
Magnetization transfer and signal
enhancement, NMR of diamagnetic and paramagnetic compounds, Multidimensional NMR:
2D NMR, 1H-1H correlations, Heteronuclear Correlation Spectroscopy, 2D Exchange
(EXSY), 2D NOESY, ROESY, DOSY Structure elucidation of small molecules, NMR of
macromolecules, Multidimensional NMR Spectra, NMR Spectroscopy of Solids, 2D
experiments in solids, semi rigid systems: HR MAS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In Vivo
NMR, Imaging, MRI, functional MRI, NMR imaging of materials.
CHE-LAB-3-353
Mass spectrometry applications: 2-0-0-2
Applications to analyze molecular, macromolecular and biological samples, Sample
Preparation Protocols, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK), Development of
Quantitative analytical methods using mass spectrometry, Application to some model drugs,
Metabolomics , Proteomics, GC-MS, LC-MS, MALDI-TOF, GC-TOF, TOF/TOF MS, LC-ESIMS, Protein Database search (MASCOT), Clinical Mass Spectrometry,
CHE-LAB-3-354
Ultrafast processes and spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
Different types of lasers, components and building of lasers and generation of ultrafast
lasers. Principles, instrumentation and applications of different types of ultrafast
spectroscopy, Conventional and laser flash Photolysis, and Pump-Probe spectroscopy,
Steady state and time resolved Raman spectroscopy, Coherent anti-Stokes resonance
Raman Spectroscopy, Femtosecond stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Femtosecond
vibrational coherence spectroscopy, Transient grating Spectroscopy, Fluorescence upconversion, Time correlated single photon counting, ultrafast physical, chemical and
biological systems.
CHE-LAB-3-355
Small Angle Scattering Techniques: 2-0-0-2
SAXS and Fourier Transforms, General Theorems in Small Angle Scattering: Particulate
systems: Porod and Guinier regimes, Pair density distribution functions, Single particle form
factor for spheres, rods and plates, polydispersity, Structure factors for equilibrium
concentrated particulate systems, measured structure factors for systems exhibiting
polydispersity, Two phase systems: General Theorems, Detailed analysis of scattering from
lamellar systems, relevance to semicrystalline polymers.
CHE-LAB-3-356
Natural products and drug discovery: 2-0-0-2
Natural products: Importance, lead, clinical trials in drug discovery research, Case studies of
marketed natural product drugs, Synthetic Biology and Genetic engineering in the
production of natural product, A brief overview of drug discovery approach, Cause of
diseases, Target identification, Target validation, Modeling, Synthesis and SAR, Drug
Final Draft
Delivery, Clinical Trials,
Etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, drug targets and
chemotherapy, drug resistance and remedies of tropical infectious diseases, Etiology and
remedies of diseases developed through metabolic disorders.
CHE-LAB-3-357
Lipid science & technology: 2-0-0-2
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipid Modification for Surfactant Preparation and
Oleochemicals, Analytical Techniques for Lipids and Allied Products, Processing,
Degumming, Bleaching, Dewaxing, Neutralization & Deodorization, Hydrogenation, Byproducts of lipids and their Value Addition,
CHE-LAB-3-358
Photobiology: 2-0-0-2
Primary processes in photosynthesis, antenna effect, reaction center, primary processes in
vision, bio and chemiluminescence and environmental photobiology and UV effects,
Phototherapy and photodynamic therapy, sensitizers, structures of porphyrinic and nonporphyrinic sensitizers, type I and type II mechanisms, advantages and disadvantages of
light in medicine.
CHE-LAB-3-359
Nanobiotechnology: 1-0-0-1
Concept of hybrid systems, signaling and signaling responses; biological systems as
transducers, Biology at the nano-interface, fluorescent nanoparticles for life sciences,
applications, DNA based particles used
as building blocks, micelles, Nucleic Acid
Engineering using DNA
as Nano materials, Cells & Microfabricated
Devices,
Nanomaterials for drug delivery, imaging, diagnostics, therapy, separation, Biosensors
Final Draft
400 level courses
Compulsory courses
CHE-LAB-4-401
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-LAB-4-402
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-LAB-4-403
CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
Final Draft
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum
100 level courses
CHE-IIP-1-001
Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
Good laboratory practices, Safety in the laboratory, First Aid in the laboratory, Maintenance
of laboratory records, Scientific literature management, Communication skills (scientific
writing and presentation), Intellectual property management & planning, Ethics in Science,
Computer applications and tools, Statistical methods & Data analysis
CHE-IIP-1-002
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
Thermal methods (TG, DTG, DTA, TMA, DSC), X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS), NMR
(1H, 13C) and other Spectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence), Chromatographic
methods (TLC, GC, LC), Mass spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron
Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN)
Final Draft
200 level courses
CHE-IIP-2-003
Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Stereochemistry, reaction mechanism, C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic
analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, reactive intermediates, Methods of
asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, oxidation-reduction reactions,
organocatalysis, metathesis reactions.
CHE-IIP-2-004
Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Analytical instrumentation, signal and noise, Overview of optical methods of analysis:
Components of optical instruments, atomic and molecular spectrometry based on
absorption, emission and scattering, Electroanalytical techniques (basic electrochemistry,
voltammetry, potentiometry), Analytical separations and introduction to chromatographic
methods, GC, LC, Mass spectrometry, electromigration techniques, hyphenated techniques,
detectors, Analytical tools for petroleum refining.
CHE-IIP-2-012
Advances in hydrocarbon chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Chemistry of crude oil, thermal cracking, visbreaking and coking processes, catalytic
cracking, hydro cracking and hydrogen production processes, catalytic reforming process,
Chemistry and industrial processes for alkylates, isomerisation processes, Petrochemicals,
Basic Building blocks; C1-Chemistry; Petrochemicals from n-paraffins; Petrochemicals from
olefins and aromatics; Refinery-Petrochemical Integration, Future Prospects
CHE-IIP-2-015
Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2
Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption, diffusion, kinetics, equilibrium and
rate expressions; chiral catalysis, Surface Science in Catalysis, Catalytic Materials;
Supports; Active Components, Classes of reactions and types of reactors; Catalyst
preparation methods; Characterization of catalysts; Catalysis in super critical media; Brief
introduction of organo and electrocatalysis; Structure-activity-property-stability of catalysts,
Catalysts in chemical industry, Catalysis in petroleum refining and petrochemicals; Catalysis
in the utilization of renewable feed stocks and concepts of sustainable chemistry.
CHE-IIP-2-028
Alternative feedstock options for petrochemicals: 2-0-0-2
Global scenario of Petrochemicals, Renewable resources; categorization of resources;
chemicals from edible renewable resource; Chemicals from non-edible renewable
resources; Catalytic reactions (mineral acid, bases; enzymes, homogeneous and
heterogeneous catalysts); alternate fuels; fuels derived from renewable resources; biodiesel,
bioethanol, biobutanol; Hydrogen generation from renewable feed stocks, Conversion of
glycerol; Naphtha as a conventional source, Need for sustainability in production of
Petrochemicals, Alternate Options; from Refineries sources, Natural Gas/Methane as an
Option and other Non Refinery Sources, CO2 utilization, Identification and
Recommendations based on techno-economic analysis for India.
Final Draft
300 Level courses
CHE-IIP-3-007
Multiphase reaction kinetics: 1-0-0-1
Mass transfer theories, Multi phase reactors, Multi phase reactors selection criteria; Mass
transfer coupled with chemical reaction; measurement of gas-liquid parameters, Reaction in
porous catalysts; effective diffusivity and structure of porous catalysts, Important design
parameters for gas-liquid and solid reactors, Reactor modeling in petroleum refining
industry, Modeling of catalytic sweetening, isomerisation, hydro treating, and FT synthesis.
CHE-IIP-3-021
Ionic liquids for lubricants: 1-0-0-1
Lubrication by Ionic liquids and its structural correlation, Ionic liquids interaction with
surfaces, synthetic oil lubricants, synthesis of lubricating ionic liquids, effect of alkyl chain
length and anions, IL lubrication oils at variable temperatures, thin films, heat capacity and
thermal properties, viscosity and wetting properties, ionic liquids as additives for lubricants,
comparison with conventional hydrocarbon oils, Case studies.
CHE-IIP-3-024
Catalysis in petroleum refining: 2-0-0-2
Deactivation in Catalysts and its Consequences, Regeneration and Rejuvenation in
Catalysis, Industrial Catalytic Processes; Hydro cracking; Hydro treating; Reforming;
Isomerization and Alkylation; Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Deep Catalytic Cracking,
Catalysis for Clean Fuels; Gas to Liquid Technology; Catalysis for Hydrogen Production,
Catalysis beyond Petroleum; Electro catalysis; Photo catalysis, Laboratory Training in
Catalysis.
CHE-IIP-3-027
Biocatalysis in petroleum refining: 1-0-0-1
Scope of Biocatalysis in Petroleum Refining, Thermophilic microorganisms and the
thermozymes, Structure and function of proteins, Non-aqueous Biocatalysis, Protein
Engineering and rate improvement, Enzyme kinetics and models, Challenges and
opportunities on Bioprocess development on: Bio-desulphurization of crude oil and
petroleum fractions; Bio-cracking and Bio-vis breaking; Bio-desulphurization of waste gases;
Biocatalysts for renewable hydrocarbons and petrochemicals.
CHE-IIP-3-038
Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass: 1-0-0-1
Thermochemical conversion technologies for biomass pyrolysis, gasification, combustion,
thermal and catalytic conversion of biomass; upgradation of pyrolysis products; bio-refining
products and applications; biorefinery concept; Hybrid methods of conversion and effective
utilization; Alternative and/or clean fuels, functional and bulk chemicals from biomass; life
cycle analysis; carbon and water foot prints; Utilization of products and feasibility
assessment; Science, technology and policy of biomass energy; Strategies for Enhancing
role of renewable energy and Indian scenario.
Final Draft
CHE-IIP-3-039
CO2 sequestration and conversion: 2-0-0-2
CO2 Sequestration; Capture techniques; overview of transportation and storage techniques,
Basic properties of CO2, Reactivity of CO2, Utilization of CO2 as chemical feedstock,
Utilization of CO2 as inert solvent for chemical synthesis, Coordination chemistry of CO2 and
reactivity of coordinated CO2, Transition metal promoted reactions of CO2, The chemistry of
N-CO2 bonds, Applications of CO2 for the synthesis of polymers, photochemical reduction of
CO2, utilization of CO2 for the production of hydrocarbon fuels.
CHE-IIP-3-040
Natural gas to Liquid fuels: 2-0-0-2
generation processes; SMR; POx; ATR; DMR and Tri reforming, Syngas conversion
processes; FT Synthesis, LTFT, HTFT, Low Pressure versus high pressure FT, Syn-crude
up gradation by hydrocracking, methanol synthesis, chemistry of the processes; catalysts,
development in reactors; tubular; multitubular; fixed bed; fluidized bed; FFB; CFB, SBCR,
variables affecting SCBR, Commercial Processes; MTO; UOP/Hydro MTO; Exxon Mobil
MTO; Lurgi MTP, DME Synthesis, status and prospects of DME production; Challenges for
DME commercialization, commercialization activities of GTL plants, SSPD, SMDS, AGC- 21
and Gasel Processes.
CHE-IIP-3-041
Gasoline reformulation techniques: 2-0-0-2
Environmental regulations on Fuel quality, Gasoline specifications and concept of
reformulated gasoline, Gasoline production routes; Gasoline from Crude oil; General
Properties of gasoline; Gasoline quality improvement drivers ; Chronological development in
gasoline composition; Gasoline additives, Gasoline blending unit in a refinery; Dealing with
aromatics, olefins and sulfur concentrations; Integration techniques to obtain reformulated
gasoline, Refining processes; Reforming; Isomerisation, FCC Gasoline, Alkylation,
Technologies for Alkylation.
Final Draft
400 level courses
Compulsory courses
CHE-IIP-4-001
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-IIP-4-002
Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE-IIP-4-003
CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
Final Draft
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
100 level courses
001 and 002/003 are compulsory
CHE(NCL):1-001: Research Methodology: 1-0-0-1
Good laboratory practices, Safety in the laboratory, First Aid in the laboratory, Maintenance
of laboratory records, Scientific literature management, Communication skills (scientific
writing and presentation), Intellectual property management & planning, Ethics in Science,
Computer applications and tools, Statistical methods & Data analysis
CHE(NCL):1-002: Analytical Tools and Instrumentation: 1-0-0-1
Thermal methods (TG, DTG, DTA, TMA, DSC), X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS), NMR
(1H, 13C) and other Spectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence), Chromatographic
methods (TLC, GC, LC), Mass spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron
Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN)
CHE(NCL):1-003: Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 1-0-0-1
Determinants and Matrices, Complex Variables, Vector analysis, Infinite Series, Special
Functions, Differential Equations, Interpolation and Approximation, Numerical differentiation
and Integration, Basic Linux, Introduction to Algorithms, basic programming, Shell and Shell
Scripting, Network Computing and Parallel Computing, Matlab/Scilab/Octave/Gnuplot
CHE(NCL):1-004: Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
Basics of inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, Nomenclature (IUPAC), molarity,
molality and normality, types of bonding, Ionic, covalent and non-bonding interactions, Acids
and bases, Atomic structure, periodic table and periodic properties, stoichiometry, chemical
reactions and kinetics, solvent effects, functional groups in organic compounds, general
named reactions and reaction mechanisms, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides,
enzymes, photosynthesis
CHE(NCL):1-005: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
General considerations, Introduction, definitions, consequences of size reduction,
Properties: structural, thermodynamic, optical, electrical and magnetic properties,
Methods of synthesis, Surface modifications, factors governing the stability and assembly,
Characterization of nanomaterials, Applications of Nanomaterials
CHE(NCL):1-006: Introduction to Chemical Biology: 1-0-0-1
chemical biology/synthetic biology, Structure, function and chemistry of biological
macromolecules including amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates, Chemical
kinetics and thermodynamics in biology, Chemical reactions and chemical diversity in
Biology The Chemistry of Enzymes, Lipids, Fats & Steroids, Drug discovery, Drugs from
Nature, Drug interaction
Final Draft
200 level courses
001/002/003 compulsory (Core)
CHE(NCL):2-001: Advanced Physical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, Atomic structure and
spectroscopy, Chemical bonding in diatomics, Chemical applications of group theory,
Colloids and Surface science, surfactants, Interface and Interfacial properties,
Electrochemistry.
CHE(NCL):2-002: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Structure & Bonding in Inorganic Compounds, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds,
Symmetry in Chemistry & Group Theory, Main group chemistry, Organometallic chemistry,
Electronic Spectra of Transition Metal Compounds, Magneto Chemistry, Metal Cluster
Compounds, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism, Electron Transfer Reactions in Metal
Complexes, Bioinorganic Chemistry (Metalloenzymes, Metal complexes as oxygen
carriers, Photosynthesis), Metal Complexes in Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis by Inorganic
Complexes.
CHE(NCL):2-003: Advanced Organic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Stereochemistry, reaction mechanism, C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic
analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, reactive intermediates, Methods of
asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, oxidation-reduction reactions,
organocatalysis, metathesis reactions.
CHE(NCL):2-004: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Analytical instrumentation, signal and noise, Overview of optical methods of analysis:
Components of optical instruments, atomic and molecular spectrometry based on
absorption, emission and scattering, Electroanalytical techniques (basic electrochemistry,
voltammetry, potentiometry), Analytical separations and introduction to chromatographic
methods, GC, LC, Mass spectrometry, electromigration techniques, hyphenated techniques,
detectors, Analytical tools for petroleum refining.
CHE(NCL):2-005: Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
Revision
of
Hydrogen
atom
and
particle
in
box
(1D
and
3D),
Approximate methods in quantum mechanics; Non degenerate perturbation ; Perturbation
treatment of the Helium atom ground state and first excited state; Variation method for
helium atom ground state; Comparison of perturbation and variation method, Structure of
many electron wave function, Antisymmetry, Valence bond theory for homo and hetero
nuclear diatomic molecules; Molecular orbital theory Comparison of MO and VB theory;
Introduction to density functional theory; Hartree Fock theory, Overview of methods beyond
Hartree Fock theory; Configuration Interaction; Many body perturbation; Coupled cluster
CHE(NCL):2-006: Advanced Organometallic Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Fundamentals, The 18 Valence Electron Rule; Structure and bonding of organometallic
complexes using molecular orbital theory.
σ-Donor Ligands: Transition-Metal-Alkyl and -Aryl compounds; σ-Donor/π –Acceptor
Ligands: Transition-Metal-Alkenyl, -Aryl and –Alkynyl Complexes, Transition-MetalCarbenes (Fischer and Schrock Carbenes); Metal Carbonyl; Structure, properties and
principal reaction types of the above complexes; σ, π -Donor/π –Acceptor Ligands: Olefin
Compleses; Alkyne, Allyl and Enyl Complexes, Complexes of the cyclic CnHn
Final Draft
Fundamental Mechanism of Organometallic Transformations: Oxidative addition, Migratory
Insertion, β-hydride elimination and reductive elimination; Interaction of C-C and C-H σbonds with Transition Metals
CHE(NCL):2-008: Advanced Photochemistry: 2-0-0-2
Introduction to photochemistry, excited state processes, fluorescence and
phosphorescence, quantum yields,
charge-transfer spectra, solvatochromism,
photochromism, transient absorption techniques, Luminescence emission lifetimes, two- and
multiphoton processes, photoinduced energy and electron transfer, FRET, fluorescence
polarization, excimers, exciplexes, delayed fluorescence, Photochemistry of Organic
chromophores. Photochemistry in organized and confined media.
CHE(NCL):2-009: Advanced Polymer Chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Techniques of polymerization, polymer characterization techniques, Stereochemistry of
Polymers, polymer nano-architectures, random and block copolymers, Liquid Crystalline
Polymers, Conducting Polymers, Non-linear Polymers, Polymer Blends and Composites,
polymer rheology, inorganic, bio and supramolecular polymers
CHE(NCL):2-010: Advanced Electrochemistry: 2-0-0-2
Basic electrochemistry concepts, Reference electrodes, Electrochemical Thermodynamics,
Kinetics of electron transfer, the Taft equation, Diffusion, Double Layers, electrode Kinetics,
the Gibbs adsorption isotherm, the Lippmann equation, infinitely dilute solutions and thermal
balance,
Electro capillary phenomena, Faradaic vs. capacitive currents, transport
properties, potential theory, Electrochemical Techniques, Voltammetry, Reversible and
irreversible reactions, Mass transport by convection, rotating electrodes, Equivalent circuits,
A.C. voltammetry, Electrolysis methods, Adsorption, Thin layer cells, Electrochemistry of
polymers and inorganic solids, Spectroelectrochemistry, Applications.
CHE(NCL):2-014: Advanced Materials Science: 2-0-0-2
Crystal systems and space groups, Close packing and various simple structure types like
AB, AB2, AB3 and complex structural types ABX3, AB2X4, etc. Factors affecting crystal
structures, Common preparative methods; X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy, Defect
structures, colour centers, reciprocal lattices, Properties of solids – Band theory, metals,
insulators, semiconductors, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, magnetic properties,
optical properties, ionic conduction; structure-processing-property correlations.
CHE(NCL):2-015: Advanced Catalysis: 2-0-0-2
Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption, diffusion, kinetics, equilibrium and
rate expressions; chiral catalysis, Surface Science in Catalysis, Catalytic Materials;
Supports; Active Components, Classes of reactions and types of reactors; Catalyst
preparation methods; Characterization of catalysts; Catalysis in super critical media; Brief
introduction of organo and electrocatalysis; Structure-activity-property-stability of catalysts,
Catalysts in chemical industry, Catalysis in petroleum refining and petrochemicals; Catalysis
in the utilization of renewable feed stocks and concepts of sustainable chemistry.
CHE(NCL):2-016: Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
Introduction to Surface Science - Surface phenomena - Adsorption, Desorption, Adsorption
Models, Special properties of surfaces and interfaces, Electronic structure of surfaces,
Surface modification and its applications, Nanoscale catalysis and applications, Surface
spectroscopy and microscopy tools for nanocatalysis
CHE(NCL):2-017: Advanced Separation Science and Technology: 2-0-0-2
Resins and membranes for separations, Classification of membranes; electromembrane
Processes; Ion-exchange membranes and their applications, Electrodialysis and related
Final Draft
processes. Polymer electrolyte membrane and their applications for fuel cells; Water
electrolyzer for hydrogen production; Reverse electrodialysis for non-renewable energy from
concentration gradient, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltartion, pervaporation and gas
separation: Membrane fouling, concentration polarization and other limitations of Pressuredriven membrane technologies.
CHE(NCL):2-018: Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 2-0-0-2
Optical Microscopy, Electron microscopy: TEM, HRTEM, SEM, STEM, EDX, FIB, e-beam
lithography, Scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, MFM, confocal, etc, Raman
spectroscopy/microscopy, Thermal analysis techniques, Magnetic measurements, Electrical
measurements, Spectroscopic ellipsometry.
CHE(NCL):2-019: Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
Low-dimensional structures: Quantum wells, Quantum wires, and Quantum dots, Nano
clusters & Nano crystals, fullerenes, carbon nano tubes and graphene, Nano Composites,
synthesis and characterization techniques, Properties at Nano Scales and comparison with
bulk materials, fabrication techniques, general applications, nanomaterials in biology.
CHE(NCL):2-021: Advances in Chemical Biology: 2-0-0-2
Amino Acids, Peptides & Proteins, Design of poly peptides, Peptide hormones and their
pharmaceutical significance,
Peptide mimetics as therapeutics, Chemistry of
Carbohydrates, Nucleic acids, Structure & function of DNA and RNA, Nucleic acid mimetics
& their therapeutic applications, Chemistry of Enzymes, Lipids, Fats & Steroids, Drug
discovery , Basic principles of medicinal chemistry, Drugs from Nature, Natural products
based drug discovery, Kinetics and thermodynamics of biological process, Enzyme
Catalysis, consecutive, parallel and competitive reactions in biological systems,
Thermodynamics, alosteric effect in biology, types of bonds, hydration and their specific
contribution towards specific thermodynamic parameters, enthalpy or entropy, Scatchard
analysis, hill plot analysis.
CHE(NCL):2-022: Advanced Biomaterials: 2-0-0-2
Definition of biomaterials, Surface property requirements of biomaterials, Types of materials
used in medicine, Synthesis and surface characterization, Biology of wound healing, foreign
body response and tissue remodeling, Molecular and cellular interactions of materials with
biological environment, Degradation and long term fate of materials used in medicine,
Requirements of biomaterials for biomedical implants, surface coatings, wound dressings,
sutures, cardiovascular devices, ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics and cosmetic
surgeries, Applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering, Standard protocols for
testing the efficacy and efficiency of biomaterials, The regulatory environment for
biomaterials, Some concepts for design development of common biomaterials.
CHE(NCL):2-026: Green chemistry: 1-0-0-1
Green chemistry concepts: Basic understanding, scope and interdisciplinary nature of green
chemistry; Environmental factors; Carbon credit, Energy efficiency and atom economy,
Catalysis and green chemistry, Alternate reaction media and reaction systems, ionic liquids,
supercritical fluids, solventless chemistry.
CHE(NCL):2-032: Organic reaction mechanisms: 2-0-0-2
Basics, The concept of Aromaticity, How to write an organic reaction mechanism?, Popular
name reactions, Reactive intermediates: Generation, stability, structures and reactivity of
carbocation, carbaion, carbene, radicals, benzyne, nitrene, Types of mechanism:
classification, limitations examples of aliphatic nucleophilic substitution - aliphatic
electrophilic substitution - aromatic nucleophilic substitution - aromatic electrophilic
Substitution - types of radical reactions - molecular rearrangements oxidation and reduction;
Electrophilic reactions-Friedel crafts reaction, Riemer Tiemenn reaction, Beckmann
Final Draft
rearrangements; nucleophilic reactions- aldol condensation, perkin reaction, benzoin
condensation;free radical reaction-halogenation of alkane, addition of HBr on alkene in
presence of peroxide;allylic halogenation - using N-Bromo Succinamide (NBS), thermal
halogenation of alkene CH3 – CH = CH2
CHE(NCL):2-035: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
Introduction: Thermodynamics – A Macroscopic Theory of Matter; Laws of
Thermodynamics, Ideal Gas Laws, Specific Heat Capacities; Concept of Free Energy,
Hamiltonian Mechanics, Equilibrium Distributions and Ergodic Hypothesis,
Ensembles, Thermodynamic Functions and the Distribution Function, g(r),Imperfect Gases,
Kinetic Theory of Gases, Time Dependent Processes, Phase Transitions
CHE(NCL):2-036: Composite materials: 2-0-0-2
Concept of Composite materials, Various types of composites, Classification based on
Matrix Material: Organic Matrix composites, Polymer matrix composites (PMC), Carbon
matrix Composites or Carbon-Carbon Composites, Metal matrix composites (MMC),
Ceramic matrix composites (CMC); Classification based on reinforcements: Fiber
Reinforced Composites, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites, Laminar Composites,
Particulate Composites, Reinforcements/Fibers ,Types of fibres, Multiphase fibers, Whiskers
and Flakes, Mechanical properties of fibres, Processing of Advanced composites, Metal
Matrix Composites: Casting – Solid State diffusion technique, Cladding – Hot isostatic
pressing; Ceramic Matrix Composites: Liquid Metal Infiltration – Liquid phase sintering;
Carbon – Carbon composites: Knitting, Braiding, Weaving; Polymer matrix composites:
Preparation of Moulding compounds and prepregs – hand lay up method – Autoclave
method – Filament winding method – Compression moulding – Reaction injection moulding,
Processing and characteristics of nanocomposites, hybrid composites, functionally graded
composites, smart and functional composites.
CHE(NCL):2-037: Carbon allotropes: 1-0-0-1
Synthesis, characterization, structure, properties and applications of: Diamond, Graphite,
Amorphous carbon, Charcoals, Fullerene and related compounds, Carbon nanotubes,
Graphene.
CHE(NCL):2-038: Organic spectroscopy applications: 2-0-0-2
Mass spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Structural
assignment by employing NMR techniques, Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Introduction
COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY, ROESY, Structural elucidation using 2D-NMR methods
CHE(NCL):2-039: Surface characterization techniques: 2-0-0-2
XPS, LEED, XAS, SEM, AFM, TEM, NSOM, SPR, SERS, static and dynamic contact angle
measurements, Ellipsometry.
Final Draft
300 Level courses
CHE(NCL):3-001: Mathematical Methods: 2-0-0-2
Determinants and Matrices : Orthogonal Matrices, Hermitian Matrices, Unitary Matrices,
Dioganalisation of Matrices, Vector analysis : Scalar and Vector product, Triple scalar and
vector product, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, Vector Integration, Gauss Theorem, Stokes
Theorem.
Vector Analysis in Curvilinear coordinates and Tensors, Infinite Series:
Fundamental Concepts, Convergence tests, Taylors expansion, Power Series, Special
Functions: Gamma Function, The Beta Function, Differential Equations: Series SolutionFrobnius Method, Bessel Functions, Legendre Functions, Hermite Functions, Laguerre
Functions, Fourier Series, Applications of Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms
CHE(NCL):3-002: Numerical Methods: 2-0-0-2
Fortran and Linux basics, Solution to the linear algebraic equations, Eigen Values problems,
Interpolation and extrapolation, Random number and sorting, Minimization and maximization
of functions, Modeling of data
CHE(NCL):3-003: Electronic structure theory: 2-0-0-2
Post-Hartree-Fock methods: Moller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2, MP3, and MP4),
Configuration Interaction (CI), Coupled-Cluster single double (triple) (CCSD(T))–
performance of various methods for the prediction of van der Waal and hydrogen bonding
interactions, spectral properties. Density functional theory based methods: Hybrid and
Minnesota functional – Application of DFT methods (excitation energy calculations). Density
functional methods with Dispersion correction (Grimme’s approaches). Car-Parrinello
Molecular Dynamics (CPMD) and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD).
CHE(NCL):3-004: Molecular modeling and simulation: 2-0-0-2
Molecular Mechanics: Features of molecular mechanics - Force Fields: Bonds structure and
bending angles, Electrostatic Vander Waals and non-bonded interactions, Hydrogen
bonding - Derivatives of molecular mechanics energy function - Calculating thermodynamic
properties - Force Field for inorganic systems - Energy minimization, Molecular Dynamics
Simulation: Molecular Dynamics using simple models, Molecular Dynamics with continuous
potentials, Solvent effects, Conformational changes, Thermostats, Barostas, Lincs and
shake algorithms, Monte Carlo simulation Methods, sorption, Applications of Molecular
Modeling
CHE(NCL):3-006: Computational materials design: 2-0-0-2
Solids, Drude and Sommerfield theories of metals, Kronig-Penning model, Tight-Binding
approximation, band structure, density of states, prediction of electrical and magnetic
properties, Prediction of properties of organic molecules and polymers, Introduction to
Multiscale Modeling and Simulations and applications. Monte Carlo simulation in various
ensembles, Gas sensing properties of various porous materials using grand canonical
Monte Carlo method, Dissipative particle dynamics, Mesoscale dynamics and applications.
CHE(NCL):3-008: Carbohydrate chemistry: 2-0-0-2
Mono and disaccharides, polysaccharides, Bacterial polysaccharides, starch and cellulose,
derivatives of cellulose, Protecting groups, Glycosylation reactions, Dynamics and
interactions, carboxy methyl cellulose and gun cotton, structure, Conformational analyses,
glycoconjugates, Immunology of carbohydrates.
Final Draft
CHE(NCL):3-015: Chemistry and biology of Heterocycles: 2-0-0-2
Privileged heterocycles, Electronic properties, reactivity (electrophilicity and nucleophilicity),
Synthetic methodologies, Biological properties of Natural products and drug candidates,
Biosynthesis, Dimeric compounds and related stereochemistry
CHE(NCL):3-023: Homogeneous Catalysis: 1-0-0-1
Organometallic Catalysis, Applications in organic synthesis: Olefin Isomerization, C-C
Coupling reactions: Heck, Suzuki, Stille and Sonogashira reactions, Alkene and Alkyne
Metathesis, C-Heteroatom coupling: Hydroamination, Olefin Oxidation, C-H activation,
Oxidation reactions, hydrogenation of Alkenes, Industrial Applications.
CHE(NCL):3-028: Materials and devices for energy conversion: 2-0-0-2
Design of organic and Inorganic semiconductors, Approaches to process organic
semiconductors by covalent and non covalent modifications, band edges and band gaps,
Modulation of charge transport properties, kinetics of electron transfer, Design of small
molecule dyes for DSSC, Electron transfer at interfaces, Transistors and solar cells,
Fabrication of Devices, Device characterisation using dark current, IV curves under
illumination, IPCE, Calculation of Voc, Jsc, Vpp, Ipp, FF and Pmax. hybrid solar cells
CHE(NCL):3-029: Functional Ceramics: 1-0-0-1
Advanced Electronic Ceramics, high temperature ceramic super conductors, Dielectric
ceramics, microwave ceramics, low k materials, SOFC materials, solid-ionic conductors,
phosphor materials, Impedance analysis, varistors, sensors, ceramic magnets, thermal
shock resistance and super plastic ceramics.
CHE(NCL):3-030: Modern Magnetic Materials: 1-0-0-1
Types of magnetism, molecular field theory, measurement techniques, magnetoresistance
(AMR, GMR, CMR, TMR), hard and soft magnets, New magnetic materials, applications.
CHE(NCL):3-031: Porous structures: 2-0-0-2
Definitions, Micro-Porous and Mesoporous Solids, Structural Chemistry of
Zeolite
Framework Types, MOFs, COFs, Synthesis, Structure Determination, Role of the Structuredirecting Agents, The Chemistry of Microporous Framework Solids, Adsorption and
Diffusion, Catalytic Applications, hydrogen storage, separation, CO2 sequestration, sensors,
CHE(NCL):3-034: Electrochemical power sources: 2-0-0-2
Energy scenario, emissions and global warming, fuel cells, Thermodynamic potentials,
electrochemical processes and electrode kinetics, Proton exchange membranes, proton
conducting mechanisms, recent advances, Operating conditions, overview of
characterization techniques, technical aspects, advantages, materials, significances and
challenges, Materials for supercapacitor applications, recent advances in the system
development, battery vs. supercapacitor, modern technologies, challenges and prospects.
CHE(NCL):3-035: Alternate energy materials: 2-0-0-2
Energy scenario, Non-renewable and renewable energy sources; description of renewable
sources and their importance. Technologies for biomass energy conversion, Solar energy,
Wind Turbines, Geothermal Technologies; Applications; Sustainable sources of hydrogen;
Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution; Applications and feasibility
assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy conservation; Strategies for
enhancing role of renewable energy.
Final Draft
CHE(NCL):3-037: Hydrogen generation and storage: 2-0-0-2
Sustainable sources of hydrogen; Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution;
Applications and feasibility assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy
conservation; Strategies for enhancing role of renewable energy.
CHE(NCL):3-046: Polymers and Colloidal Solutions: 2-0-0-2
Intermolecular forces and potentials, Overview of Statistical physics, DLVO theory, charged
colloids, Poisson Boltzmann theory, Debye radius, Bjerrum length, electrophoresis, zeta
potential, diffusion, Hydrodynamic interactions. Brief overview of Phase transitions in hard
sphere colloids, Random walk, self avoiding random walk, flexible polymers, persistence
length, Excluded volume interactions, Polymer solutions in the dilute limit/semi-dilute limit,
Entropy of mixing, theta temperature, rubber elasticity, Polyelectrolytes, polymer at surfaces:
Brushes, polymer dynamics.
CHE(NCL):3-048: Controlled Radical/Living Polymerizations and Macromolecular
Architectures: 2-0-0-2
Controlled or Living Radical Polymerization, TEMPO-mediated polymerization and atom
Transfer radical Polymerization (ATRP), Kinetics of ATRP, Reversible Addition Chain
Fragmentation Transfer (RAFT), Nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP), Ring opening
Metathesis polymerization (ROMP), living ROP, Macromolecular architectures using
controlled living polymerizations
CHE(NCL):3-051: X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 2-0-0-2
Introduction to X-ray crystallography,Crystal growth, evaluation and mounting, Symmetry
and space group determination, Background theory for data collection, Data collection using
four-circle diffractometers, Area detectors,Crystal
lattices, Structure factors, Crystal
symmetry, Structure solutions, Structure refinement, An introduction to maximum entropy,
Least squares fitting of parameters, Practical aspects of structure refinement,
Crystallographic Database, Structure solution from Powder Diffraction Data
CHE(NCL):3-052: NMR spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
Quantum Mechanics of NMR, Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, Periodic table of NMR,
Heteronuclear double resonance experiments,
Magnetization transfer and signal
enhancement, NMR of diamagnetic and paramagnetic compounds, Multidimensional NMR:
2D NMR, 1H-1H correlations, Heteronuclear Correlation Spectroscopy, 2D Exchange
(EXSY), 2D NOESY, ROESY, DOSY Structure elucidation of small molecules, NMR of
macromolecules, Multidimensional NMR Spectra, NMR Spectroscopy of Solids, 2D
experiments in solids, semi rigid systems: HR MAS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In Vivo
NMR, Imaging, MRI, functional MRI, NMR imaging of materials.
CHE(NCL):3-053: Mass spectrometry applications: 2-0-0-2
Applications to analyze molecular, macromolecular and biological samples, Sample
Preparation Protocols, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK), Development of
Quantitative analytical methods using mass spectrometry, Application to some model drugs,
Metabolomics , Proteomics, GC-MS, LC-MS, MALDI-TOF, GC-TOF, TOF/TOF MS, LC-ESIMS, Protein Database search (MASCOT), Clinical Mass Spectrometry,
CHE(NCL):3-055: Small Angle Scattering Techniques: 2-0-0-2
SAXS and Fourier Transforms, General Theorems in Small Angle Scattering: Particulate
systems: Porod and Guinier regimes, Pair density distribution functions, Single particle form
factor for spheres, rods and plates, polydispersity, Structure factors for equilibrium
Final Draft
concentrated particulate systems, measured structure factors for systems exhibiting
polydispersity, Two phase systems: General Theorems, Detailed analysis of scattering from
lamellar systems, relevance to semicrystalline polymers.
400 level courses
Compulsory courses
CHE(NCL):4-001: Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE(NCL):4-002: Project proposal writing & presentation: 0-0-4-2
CHE(NCL):4-003: CSIR-800: 0-0-8-4
Final Draft
Annexure III-C
Course Content of
Engineering Sciences
Special Meeting of Senate 08.06.2012
AcSIR – Engineering Sciences coursework
1. Common courses
2. Lab-wise courses
a. CSIR- CBRI
b. CSIR- CEERI
c. CSIR- CIMFR
d. CSIR- CMERI
e. CSIR- CMMACS
f. CSIR- CSIO
g. CSIR- IICT
h. CSIR- IIP
i. CSIR- IMMT
j. CSIR- NCL
k. CSIR- SERC
AcSIR- Engineering Sciences Common courses
Sl.No.
Courses No.
Title of the Course
L-T-P-C
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
ENG ( ) 1-002
ENG ( ) 1-003
ENG ( ) 1-004
ENG ( ) 1-005
ENG ( ) 1-006
ENG ( ) 1-007
ENG ( ) 2-001
ENG ( ) 2-002
ENG ( ) 2-003
ENG ( ) 2-004
ENG ( ) 2-005
ENG ( ) 2-006
ENG ( ) 2-007
ENG ( ) 2-007
Mathematics for Engineers
Numerical Methods in Engineering
Statistical methods for engineers
Transport phenomena
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Reaction and Reactor Engineering
Optimization Techniques in Engineering
Soft Computing
Finite Element Methods
Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer
Digital Signal Processing & Applications
Advanced concrete technology
Dynamics of Structures
3-0-0-3
2-0-2-3
2-0-2-3
3-0-2-4
2-0-2-3
2-0-2-3
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
2-1-0-3
2-0-2-3
2-0-2-3
Title of the Course
L-T-P-C
Numerical Methods
Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
Engineering Materials for Infrastructure
Analysis of Building Structure
Research Methodology for Engineers
Laboratory - I
Geotechnical Engineering, Materials and Environmental
science and Technology
Design of Building Structures
Disaster Resistant Building System - I
Concrete Technology
Planning, Regulations & Management of Buildings
Industrialized Building Systems
Repair, Rehabilitation & Retrofitting of Structures
Environmental Impact Assessment
Sustainable Design and Energy Efficient Building Systems
Construction, Planning & Management
Fire Protection Engineering
Environmental Engineering & Management
Advanced Seismology
Engineering of Problematic Soil
Optimization Techniques
Deep Excavation
Health Monitoring of Building Structures
Tall Buildings & Structures
Behaviour of Metal Structures
Rock Mechanics
Landslide Disaster Mitigation
Laboratory - II
Structural Engineering & Fire Engineering
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-1
0-0-4-2
CSIR-CBRI
Sl.No. Courses No.
ENG(CBRI) 1-137
1.
ENG(CBRI) 1-139
2.
ENG(CBRI) 1-141
3.
ENG(CBRI) 1-143
4.
ENG(CBRI) 1-145
5.
ENG(CBRI) 1-147
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
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ENG(CBRI) 1-136
ENG(CBRI) 1-138
ENG(CBRI) 1-140
ENG(CBRI) 1-142
ENG(CBRI) 1-144
ENG(CBRI) 1-146
ENG(CBRI) 1-148
ENG(CBRI) 1-150
ENG(CBRI) 1-152
ENG(CBRI) 1-154
ENG(CBRI) 1-156
ENG(CBRI) 1-158
ENG(CBRI) 1-160
ENG(CBRI) 1-162
ENG(CBRI) 1-164
ENG(CBRI) 2-138
ENG(CBRI) 3-136
ENG(CBRI) 3-138
ENG(CBRI) 3-140
ENG(CBRI) 3-142
ENG(CBRI) 1-166
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
0-0-4-2
28.
ENG(CBRI) 2-137
Disaster Resistant Building System II
3-0-0-3
CSIR-CEERI
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2.
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5.
6.
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8.
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Courses No.
ENG(CEERI) : 1-001
ENG(CEERI) : 1-206
ENG(CEERI) : 2-206
ENG(CEERI) : 2-208
ENG(CEERI) : 2-209
ENG(CEERI) : 2-210
ENG(CEERI) : 2-211
ENG(CEERI) : 2-212
ENG(CEERI) : 2-213
ENG(CEERI) : 2-215
ENG(CEERI) : 2-216
ENG(CEERI) : 2-217
ENG(CEERI) : 2-218
ENG(CEERI)32 : 2-219
ENG(CEERI) : 2-220
ENG(CEERI) : 2-221
ENG(CEERI) : 2-222
ENG(CEERI) : 2-223
ENG(CEERI) : 2-224
20.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-225
21.
22.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-226
ENG(CEERI) : 2-227
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24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-228
ENG(CEERI) : 2-231
ENG(CEERI) : 2-232
ENG(CEERI) : 2-233
ENG(CEERI) : 2-234
ENG(CEERI) : 2-235
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ENG(CEERI) : 2-236
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ENG(CEERI) : 3-001
ENG(CEERI) : 3-211
ENG(CEERI) : 3-212
ENG(CEERI) : 3-213
ENG(CEERI) : 3-214
ENG(CEERI) : 3-215
ENG(CEERI) : 3-216
ENG(CEERI) : 3-217
ENG(CEERI) : 3-218
ENG(CEERI) : 3-221
ENG(CEERI) : 3-222
ENG(CEERI) : 3-223
ENG(CEERI) : 3-224
ENG(CEERI) : 3-225
ENG(CEERI):3-227
ENG(CEERI) : 3-228
Title of the Course
Research Methodology
Technical Communication
Project Management
System Design for Process Control Applications
System Modeling and Design Languages
Intelligent Sensor Systems
Real-time Embedded System Design
Advanced Signal and Image Processing
Power Electronics and AC/DC Drives
Process Control Applications Laboratory
System Modeling Laboratory
Intelligent Sensor Systems Laboratory
Real-time Embedded System Design Laboratory
Advanced Signal and Image Processing Laboratory
Power Electronics and AC/DC Drives Laboratory
Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Unit Processes in Semiconductor Technologies
CMOS Digital VLSI Design
Characterization Techniques for Semiconductor
Materials, Technology and Devices
Semiconductor Processing Technologies Laboratory
L-T-P-C
1-1-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
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0-0-4-2
0-0-4-2
0-0-4-2
0-0-4-2
4-0-0-4
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
CMOS-based Physical Design Laboratory
Semiconductors Related Characterization and
Measurement Techniques Laboratory
HDL-based Digital Design Laboratory
Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines
Microwave Communication
Numerical Techniques and CAD of Microwave Tubes
Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Tube Technology
Microwave Components Characterization and Tube
Processing Techniques Laboratory
Microwave Devices Characterization and Tube Subassembly Fabrication Laboratory
Advanced Self-study (Special Topic)
MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging
Physics and Design of MEMS and Microsensors
Nanoelectronic Devices and Technologies
Advanced VLSI Technologies and Devices
CMOS Analog Design
Advanced VLSI System Architectures
Optoelectronic Materials, Devices and Technologies
Photonic Materials, Devices and Technologies
MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging Laboratory
Design of MEMS and Microsensors Laboratory
Nanoelectronic Technologies Laboratory
Study and Seminar on Advanced VLSI Technologies
CMOS Analog Design Laboratory
Optoelectronic Devices and Technologies Laboratory
Photonic Devices and Technologies Laboratory
0-0-4-2
0-0-4-2
0-0-4-2
0-0-4-2
4-0-0-4
2-0-0-2
4-0-0-4
3-0-0-3
0-0-6-3
0-0-6-3
0-2-4-4
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
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0-0-4-2
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ENG(CEERI) : 3-231
ENG(CEERI) : 3-232
ENG(CEERI) : 3-233
ENG(CEERI) : 3-234
ENG(CEERI) : 3-235
ENG(CEERI) : 3-236
ENG(CEERI) : 3-237
ENG(CEERI) : 4-001
ENG(CEERI) : 4-002
Slow-wave Devices – Principles and Design
Fast-wave Devices – Principles and Design
CAD of Microwave Tubes Laboratory
High Power Microwave Systems and Applications
Electron Emitters and Surface Characterization
Plasma-Filled Microwave Sources
Vacuum Microelectronic Devices
Project Proposal Writing
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
4-0-0-4
3-0-0-3
0-0-4-2
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
0-1-6-4
0-0-8-4
CSIR-CIMFR
Sl.No.
Courses No.
Title of the Course
L-T-P-C
1.
2.
3.
4.
ENG(CIMFR):1-002
ENG(CIMFR):1-311
ENG(CIMFR):1-312
ENG(CIMFR):1-313
3-0-0-3
2-0-2-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
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ENG(CIMFR):1-314
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7.
8.
ENG(CIMFR):1-315
ENG(CIMFR):1-316
ENG(CIMFR):1-317
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10.
ENG(CIMFR):1-318
ENG(CIMFR):2-311
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12.
ENG(CIMFR):2-312
ENG(CIMFR):2-313
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ENG(CIMFR):2-314
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ENG(CIMFR):2-315
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ENG(CIMFR):2-316
ENG(CIMFR):2-317
ENG(CIMFR):2-318
ENG(CIMFR):2-319
Mathematics for engineers
Rock mechanics and ground control in mining
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
MINE SAFETY LEGISLATIONS AND SAFETY
MANAGEMENT
ROCK MECHANICS INSTRUMENTATION AND
MONITORING
METHODS OF MINING
ROCK EXCAVATION ENGINEERING
RELIABILITY AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING IN
MINING SYSTEMS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN MINING INDUSTRY
NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND STABILITY EVALUATION
OF MINING STRUCTURES
ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION AND ENVIRONMENT
ADVANCED MINE SURVEYING AND SUBSIDENCE
ENGINEERING
MINE FIRE, ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS - ANALYSIS AND
PREVENTION
MINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT: DESIGN, TESTING AND
EVALUATION
ADVANCED MINING METHODS
MECHANISATION AND AUTOMATION FOR MINE SAFETY
ROCK BLASTING AND FRAGMENTATION
INDUSTRIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND ERGONOMICS
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-2-3
2-0-2-3
2-0-2-3
3-0-0-3
1-0-2-2
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
CSIR-CMERI
Sl No. COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
L-T-P-C
ENG(CMERI) 1-001 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1-1-0-2
ENG(CMERI) 1-002 MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-381 INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS SYSTEM
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-382 ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEM
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-383 CAD & COMPUTER GRAPHICS
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-384 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS & DEVICES
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-385 MACHINES & MECHANISMS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-386 ROBOTICS
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-387 MICROCONTROLLERS & EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-388 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING & APPLICATIONS
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-389 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF SOLIDS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-390 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF FLUIDS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-391 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-392 COMPUTER LAB-I
1-1-2-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-393 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-394 ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF MECHANISMS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-395 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID FLOW & HEAT TRANSFER
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 1-396 COMPUTER LAB - II
0-0-4-2
ENG(CMERI) 2-381 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER VISION
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-382 ROBOTICS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-383 INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION & DATA FUSION
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-384 MICRO SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-385 ADVANCED MATERIALS
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-386 OPTIMAL CONTROL
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-387 PRECISION MACHINE DESIGN
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-388 NUMERICAL METHODS & COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-389 ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-390 ANALYTICAL MECHANICS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-391 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
3-0-1-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-392 NONLINEAR DYNAMICS & CHAOS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-393 MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
3-0-0-3
ENG(CMERI) 2-394 ROTOR DYNAMICS
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-395 COMPRESSIBLE FLOW
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-396 F LOW THROUGH TURBO MACHINES
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-397 FLUIDIZED BED DRYING
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-398 FLUIDIZED BED COMBUSTION & GASIFICATION
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-399 THERMODYNAMICS
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-400 PRINCIPLES OF CASTING SOLIDIFICATION
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-401 CONVECTIVE HEAT & MASS TRANSFER
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-402 TURBULENCE
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-403 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 2-404 ADVANCED ELECTRICAL DRIVES
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-001 ADVANCED SELF STUDY
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-002 PROJECT PROPOSAL - I
0-1-2-2
ENG(CMERI) 3-003 PROJECT PROPOSAL - II
0-1-2-2
ENG(CMERI) 3-004 CSIR-800 SOCIETAL PROGRAMME
0-0-8-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-381 ADVANCED COMPUTER ORGANIZATION &
ARCHITECTURE
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-382 APPLIED SOFTCOMPUTING
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-383 OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES IN ENGINEERING
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-384 LOW POWERED EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-385 COMPUTER AIDED METROLOGY AND MACHINE VISION
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-386 ADVANCED FLUID FILM BEARINGS
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-387 WEAR OF MATERIALS & SURFACE MODIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGIES
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-388 FUNCTIONALIZATION OF SURFACE AND INTERFACES OF 3-1-1-4
BIOMATERIALS
ENG(CMERI) 3-389 NANOTRIBOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION TO
MICROSYSTEMS
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-390 ADVANCED PASSIVE AND ACTIVE MAGNETIC BEARINGS 3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-391 LATTICE BOLTZMANN AUTOMATA
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-392 ROBOTS WITH JOINT FLEXIBILITY: MECHANICS AND
CONTROL
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-393 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA MINING
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-394 ADVANCED COMPUTER VISION
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-395 ADVANCED NAVIGATION & DATA FUSION
3-1-0-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-396 MOBILE ROBOTICS
3-1-1-4
ENG(CMERI) 3-397 ADVANCED ROBOT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
3-1-0-4
CSIR-CMMACS
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Courses No.
ENG (CMMACS)- 1-001
ENG(CMMACS)-2-416
ENG(CMMACS)-2-417
ENG(CMMACS)-2-418
ENG(CMMACS)-2-419
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ENG(CMMACS)-2-423
ENG(CMMACS): 2-424
ENG(CMMACS)- 3-001
ENG(CMMACS)-4-001
ENG(CMMACS)-4-002
Title of the Course
Research Methodology
Transport Phenomena
Finite Element Method
Statistical and Computational Methods
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) theory and
it applications
Principles and Techniques of Mathematical Modelling
High Performance Scientific Computing
Nonlinear Dynamics
Applied Computational Methods
Numerical Analysis and Fortran Programming
Advanced Self Study
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
Project proposal writing
L-T-P-C
1-1-0-2
2-1-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-1-0-3
2-1-0-3
2-1-0-3
2-1-0-3
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CSIR-CSIO
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PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-001
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-311
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-3-001
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-001
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-002
ENG(CSIO)-1-486
ENG(CSIO)-1-487
ENG(CSIO)-2-486
ENG(CSIO)-2-487
ENG(CSIO)-2-488
ENG(CSIO)-3-486
ENG(CSIO)-3-487
ENG(CSIO)-3-488
ENG(CSIO)-3-489
ENG(CSIO)-3-490
ENG(CSIO)-3-491
ENG(CSIO)-3-492
ENG(CSIO)-3-493
Title of the Course
Research Methodology
Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
Advanced Self Study
Project proposal writing
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
Circuit Theory and Electronic Devices
Mechanisms, Materials and Manufacturing
Signal Processing
Computer Aided Design and Simulation
Human Physiology
Digital Image Processing
Statistical Analysis & Machine Intelligence
Biological Control Systems
Bio Instrumentation
Agri-Physics and Agro Control Systems
Agro Mechanical Systems
Optical Instrumentation
Opto-Mechanical Systems
L-T-P-C
1-1-0-2
3-1-0-3
0-2-4-4
0-1-6-4
0-0-8-4
3-1-0-3
3-1-0-3
3-1-0-3
3-1-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
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3-0-2-4
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CSIR-IICT
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Title of the Course
L-T-P-C
PES 611
Numerical methods and Process Modeling
3 Credits
PES 612
PES 613
PES 711
PES 614
Advanced Separation Processes
Reaction Technology
Process Engineering
Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
3 Credits
3 Credits
4 Credits
3 Credits
PES 621
PES 622
PES 721
PES 623
PES 624
PES 631
Advanced Process Design
Advanced Process Optimization
Process Integration and Intensification
Membrane Technology
Advanced Process Monitoring and Control
Research Methodology & Technical Communication Skills
3 Credits
3 Credits
4 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
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13.
PES 632
PES 633
Artificial Intelligence in Process Engineering
Biochemical Engineering
3 Credits
3 Credits
Courses No.
ENG(IIP): 3-610
ENG(IIP): 2-611
ENG(IIP): 2- 593
ENG(IIP): 2- 612
ENG(IIP): 2- 613
ENG(IIP): 3- 614
ENG(IIP): 3- 615
ENG(IIP): 3- 616
ENG(IIP): 2- 617
ENG(IIP): 2- 594
ENG(IIP): 1-001
Title of the Course
Advanced Thermodynamics for Mechanical Engineers
Internal Combustion Engines
Analytical Methods used in Petroleum Industry
Tribology and Tribo – Component Design
Chemistry of Lubricants
Automotive Lubricants
Automotive Emissions & Fuel Quality
Automotive Test Equipments and Procedures
Alternative Fuels
Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies
Research Methodology
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-4-4
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-2-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-2-4
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CSIR-IIP
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CSIR-IMMT
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ENGG (IMMT)-1-001
ENGG (IMMT)-2-626
ENGG (IMMT)-2-627
ENGG (IMMT)-2-628
ENGG (IMMT)-2-629
ENGG (IMMT)-2-630
ENGG (IMMT)-2-631
ENGG (IMMT)-2-632
ENGG (IMMT)-2-633
ENGG (IMMT)-2-634
ENGG (IMMT)-2-635
ENGG (IMMT)-2-636
ENGG (IMMT)-2-637
ENGG (IMMT)-3-626
ENGG (IMMT)-3-627
Title of the Course
Research Methodology
Computational Methods & Numerical Analysis
Technologies for Mineral Resource Utilization
Materials Characterization Technique
Recycling of Material Resources
Process Instrumentation & Control
Science for engineers
Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis
Process Design & Simulation
Advanced Extraction Methods
Advanced Topics in Materials Resource Engineering
Energy & Environment
Mineralogy and Mineral chemistry
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Advanced Materials: Characterization and Processing
L-T-P-C
2-0-0-2
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-1-0-4
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-2-4
3-0-0-3
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
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3-0-2-4
3-1-2-4
CSIR-NCL
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Eng(NCL):1-001
Eng(NCL):1-003
Eng(NCL):1-701
Eng(NCL):1-702
Eng(NCL):1-703
Eng(NCL):1-704
Eng(NCL):2-711
Eng(NCL):2-712
Eng(NCL):2-713
Eng(NCL):2-714
Eng(NCL):2-715
Eng(NCL):2-716
Eng(NCL):3-701
Eng(NCL):3-702
Eng(NCL):1-703
Title of the Course
Research Methodology
Numerical Methods and Programming
Mathematical fundamentals
Reaction and Reactor Engineering
Transport phenomena
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Multiscale simulations in materials
Industrial flow modeling
Data driven modeling
Non-linear dynamics
Modeling of biological systems
Advanced separation processes
Advanced topics in materials and processes
Advanced topics in chemical engineering
Transport phenomena
L-T-P-C
2-0-0-2
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-2
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Eng(NCL):1-704
Eng(NCL):2-711
Eng(NCL):2-712
Eng(NCL):2-713
Eng(NCL):2-714
Eng(NCL):2-715
Eng(NCL):2-716
Eng(NCL):3-701
Eng(NCL):3-702
Eng(NCL):2-701 to
2-704
Eng(NCL):2-696 to
2-699
Eng(NCL):2-700
Eng(NCL):3-699
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Multiscale simulations in materials
Industrial flow modeling
Data driven modeling
Non-linear dynamics
Modeling of biological systems
Advanced separation processes
Advanced topics in materials and processes
Advanced topics in chemical engineering
Lab courses
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-2
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
0-0-4-2
Seminar Participation
0-1-0-1
Research Proposal I and Research Proposal II
Symposium participation
Critical survey
0-0-4-2
0-0-2-1
0-0-4-2
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ENG(SERC): 2-931
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ENG(SERC): 2-932
ENG(SERC): 1-002
ENG(SERC): 2-933
ENG(SERC): 2-934
ENG(SERC): 2-935
ENG(SERC): 3-930
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ENG(SERC): 3-931
ENG(SERC): 3-932
ENG(SERC): 3-933
ENG(SERC): 1-930
ENGG(SERC) 1-906
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ENGG(SERC) 1-907
ENGG(SERC) 1-908
ENGG(SERC) 1-909
ENGG(SERC) 2-906
ENGG(SERC) 2-911
ENGG(SERC) 2-912
ENGG(SERC) 2-908
ENGG(SERC) 2-909
ENGG(SERC) 3-910
ENGG(SERC) 3-909
ENGG(SERC) 2-910
ENGG(SERC) 3-907
ENGG(SERC) 3-906
ENGG(SERC) 2-913
ENGG(SERC) 3-908
ENGG(SERC) 2-907
ENGG(SERC) 2-909
ENGG(SERC) 3-912
Title of the Course
Renewable Energy Sources for a Sustainable Future
Harnessing the power of Sun: Science and Technology of
Solar Photovoltaics
Energy Storage and Conversion: Science & Technology
Mathematics for Engineers
"View from the TOP" Seminar Series I
Design and Engineering for Sustainability
"View from the TOP" Seminar Series II
Solar Photovoltaics: Power Electronics, Power
Transmission and Energy Monitoring
Advanced course on Lithium-Ion Batteries
Design of Structures For Renewable Energy
Bio Energy: The Plants Work & Let Us Reap
Effective Presentation Skills and Dissertation Writing
Instrumentation & Sensors for Structural Response
Measurement
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Computational Methods
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Dynamics of Structures
Bridge Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
RCC & Prestressed Concrete Structures
Finite Element Technology-I
Uncertainty Handling in Engineering Decision Making
Soft Computing
Plate and Shell Structures
Metal Structure Behaviour and Design
Health Monitoring of Structures -1
Repair & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures
New Composite Materials in Civil Engineering Applications
Engineering for Natural Hazards
Finite Element Technology-II
Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Structures
L-T-P-C
2-0-0-2
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
1-1-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-2-2
1-0-0-1
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
2-1-2-4
3-0-2-4
1-0-0-1
3-0-2-4
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-0-3
3-0-1-3
4-0-1-4
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
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ENGG(SERC) 2-915
ENGG(SERC) 3-914
ENGG(SERC) 3-915
ENGG(SERC) 3-910
ENGG(SERC) 3-908
ENGG(SERC) 3-916
ENGG(SERC) 2-917
ENGG(SERC3) 3917
ENGG(SERC) 3-918
ENGG(SERC) 3-919
ENGG(SERC) 2-918
ENGG(SERC) 1-920
NGG(SERC) 3-921
ENGG(SERC) 3-922
ENGG(SERC) 1928
ENGG(SERC) 1-929
Engineering Materials
Advanced Engineering Materials
Probability and statistics
Uncertainty Handling in Engineering Decision Making
New Composite Materials in Civil Engineering Applications
Structural Control
Stability of Structures
Health monitoring of structures – II
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-0-3
4-0-1-4
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
4-0-1-4
Soil structure interaction
Advanced concrete technology
Structural Design for Dynamic Loads
Research Methodology & Professional Practice
Advanced Self-study on Special Topic-A
Advanced course on Special Topic-B
Research Proposal Writing
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
3-0-1-3
2-0-0-2
1-1-6-4
3-1-4-4
1-1-4-4
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
0-0-8-4
AcSIR- Engineering Sciences Common courses
ENG ( ) 1-002 : 3-0-0-3: Mathematics for Engineers
Linear Algebra: Linear independence, Orthogonality, Vector Spaces and their bases and
dimensions, Gram-Schmidt method for orthogonal basis set, Orthogonal projections.
Matrices and Linear Mappings, Solution methods for Linear Simultaneous Equations,
Eigenvalue problems.
Vector Analysis : Vector differentiation and its applications, Vector operators: Grad, Div
and Curl. Vector integration & related Integral Theorems (Gauss’ Divergence and
Stoke’s Theorems) and applications. Cylindrical and Spherical Co-ordinate Systems.
Differential Equations: Linear ODEs of first and second orders, Systems of first order
ODEs, Applications of homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear second order
equations. Partial Differential Equations, Solving various ODEs, PDEs, Fourier Series
and Applications, The Laplace Transform.
ENG ( ) 1-003 : 2-0-2-3: Numerical Methods in Engineering
Introduction, finite floating point arithmetic, catastrophic cancellation, chopping and
rounding errors; Solution of nonlinear equations; bisection method, secant method,
Newton's method, fixed point iteration, Muller's method;
Numerical optimization; Method of golden section search, Newton's method optimization;
Solutions of linear algebraic equations; forwarding Gaussian elimination, pivoting,
scaling, back substitution, LU-decomposition, norms and errors, condition numbers,
iterations, Newton's method for systems, computer implementation; Interpolation;
Lagrange interpolation, Newton interpolation, inverse interpolation;
Numerical Integration; finite differences, Newton cotes rules, trapezoidal rule, Simpson's
rule, extrapolation, Gaussian quadrature; Numerical solution of ordinary differential
equations; Euler's method, Runge-Kutta method, multi-step methods, predictor-corrector
methods, rates of convergence, global errors, algebraic and shooting methods, for
boundary value problems, computer implementation
ENG ( ) 1-004 : 2-0-2-3: Statistical methods for engineers
Statistical Computing: Graphical representation of statistical data, Frequency distribution,
Measures of central tendency and dispersion, Random variable and it’s expectation and
variance, Probability models – Binomial, Poission and normal.
Bivariate Frequency Distributions. Scatter Diagram, Product Moment, Correlation
coefficient and its properties (statements only), regression lines, correlation index and
correlation ratio, Spearman rank correlation. Multiple linear regression, multiple
correlation, partial correlation (without derivation). Random sampling (with replacement
and without replacement), expectations and standard error of sampling mean (without
derivation), expectation and standard error of sampling proportions.
Point of estimation of parameters, Maximum likelihood estimation, interval estimate of
parameters, test of significance based on t, F and CHI square distribution.
Large sample tests, Tests based on Pearsonian frequency CHI-square.
ENG ( ) 1-005 : 3-0-2-4: Transport phenomena
Linear algebra and calculus relevant to transport phenomena
Conservation equations
Examples in transport phenomena
ENG ( ) 1-006 : 2-0-2-3: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Classical Thermodynamics, ideal gases
Solution thermodynamics
Equilibrium thermodynamics
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
Ensemble methods
ENG ( ) 1-007 : 2-0-2-3: Reaction and Reactor Engineering
Chemical kinetics
Homogeneous reactor analysis and design
Heterogeneous reactor analysis and design
Special reactors
ENG ( ) 2-001 : 3-0-2-4: Optimization Techniques in Engineering
Classical optimization methods, unconstrained minimization; Univariate, conjugate
direction, gradient and variable metric methods, constrained minimization, Feasible
direction and projections. Integer and Geometric programming, multi-objective
optimization, genetic algorithms (GAs), multi-objective GA, simulated annealing
techniques, engineering applications.
ENG ( ) 2-002 : 3-0-2-4: Soft Computing
Artificial neural network (ANN), Supervised and unsupervised learning of ANN, fuzzy
logic, fuzzy membership function distributions, fuzzy logic rules, fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy
inference systems, Genetic-fuzzy system, rough sets, The Hopfield Network; Support
Vector Machines: Support vector machines and other kernel based learning algorithms,
Implementation techniques for SVM, application of SVM for engineering problems;
Evolutionary algorithms, hybrid-system.
ENG ( ) 2-003 : 3-0-2-4: Finite Element Methods
Review of matrix methods of structural analysis ; Stationary Principles, Rayleigh-Ritz
method and Interpolation : Principle of stationary potential energy, Rayleigh-Ritz
method, Stationary principles and governing equations, Finite element form RayleighRitz method, Method of Weighted Residuals. The Galerkin Method and the Weak Forms
for various elastic systems. FEM formulation from a functional, Interpolation, C0 and C1
elements; Displacement based Element formulations: Overview of element stiffness
matrix, Load formulations, Equilibrium and compatibility, convergence requirements,
patch test, stress calculations, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric and solid finite
elements, triangular, quadrilateral, tetrahedral and hexahedral elements. Isoparametric
finite elements :1-D, 2-D and 3-D shape functions, Lagrangian and Serendipity family of
elements, numerical integration, validity of isoparametric elements, element and mesh
instabilities, coordinate transformations, handling of constraints; Plate bending elements
:Plate bending theory, Mindlin and Kirchhoff element formulations, Concepts of locking,
Full, reduced integration and selective reduced techniques,
ENG ( ) 2-004 : 3-0-2-4: Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics
Fundamental concepts; strong form, weak form, Galerkin approximation; matrix
equations, element and global point of view; numerical integration – Guassian
quadrature; temporal discretization - generalized trapezoidal rule; compressible and
incompressible flows; implementation of the methods; issues related to high performance
computing.
ENG ( ) 2-005 : 3-0-2-4: Computational Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer
Discretisation procedure in Finite-difference and Finite-volume. Navier-Stokes, Energy
equations. Staggered rectilinear grids. Explicit methods : MAC, SMAC. Implicit Methods,
SIMPLE and SIMPLER. Matrix methods, conjugate gradient method, strongly Implicit
Procedure. Grid-Generation:Algebraic, Transfinite, Poisson equation methods. Finitedifference Navier-Stokes solution on nonorthogonal grids, transformation. Collocated
grids. Finite-volume methods on non-orthogonal grids. Turbulence modelling, k-e
modeling.
ENG ( ) 2-006 : 2-1-0-3:
Digital Signal Processing & Applications
Introduction: Elements of a Digital Processing system, advantage of digital processing
over analog processing, continuous time signals, discrete time signals, sampling of
analog signals, sampling theorem.
Discrete time signals and systems: Classification, block diagram representation, analysis
of linear systems, response of LTI systems to arbitrary inputs, convolution, causal
systems, stability, finite duration and infinite duration impulse response, recursive and
non-recursive systems, description by difference equations.
Z transform: Direct and inverse Z transform, properties, poles and zeros, techniques of
finding inverse Z- transform, analysis of LTI systems in z-domain. Frequency Analysis:
Fourier series of continuous and discrete-time signals, power density spectrum, Fourier
transform, cestrum, frequency-domain characteristics of LTI systems, LTI systems as
filters.
Discrete Fourier Transform: Frequency domain sampling properties of DFT, Linear
filtering methods based on the DFT, frequency analysis of signals using DFT, FFT
algorithms. Design of digital filter: Characteristics & design of filters.DSP Hardware:
Introduction to DSP processors, their architecture
ENG ( ) 2-007 : 2-0-2-3: Advanced concrete technology
Cement: Composition of opc-manufacture-modified portland cements-hydration process
of portland cements-structure of hydrated cement pastes
Admixtures: Composition of opc-manufacture-modified portland cements-hydration
process of portland cements-structure of hydrated cement pastes
Aggregates: Mineral admixtures-slags-pozolanas and fillers-chemical admixtures-solutes
retarders-air entraining agents- water proofing compounds-plasticizers and super
plasticizers
Fresh concrete: Shape and mechanical properties-absorption and physical durabilitychemical stability and packing characteristics
Properties of concrete: Workability-mix proportioning-mixes incorporating fly -ash -mixes
for high performance concrete Interfacial transition zone-fracture strength-mechanical
properties-high strength concrete-shrinkage-creep- other properties
Durability of concrete: Basic consideration-Stability of constituents-Chemical AttackCorrosion of Reinforcing steel
Special Concrete - High performance concrete, High volume fly ash concrete, Fibre
reinforced concrete, Self compacting concrete, Ready mixed concrete, Geo-polymer
concrete, Polymer modified concrete, Recycled aggregate concrete etc.
ENG ( ) 2-007 : 2-0-2-3: Dynamics of Structures
Introduction: dynamic vs. static response; types of dynamic loading: seismic, impact,
wind, blast; Principles of dynamics - Formulation of equations of motion by different
methods - single degree of freedom systems - free and forced response - effect of
damping; Multi-degree of freedom systems -Formulation of equations of motion - Eigen
values problems - Modes shapes and orthonormality of modes -Approximate methods of
extraction of eigen values and natural frequency; Seismic response spectra Response
spectra parameters; response spectra relationships; Dynamic response of MDOF
systems - Mode superposition techniques -Numerical integration procedures; Continuous
systems - Modeling - free and forced vibration of bars and beams; MDOFs : Response
spectra analysis; SRSS and CQC combination methods; Introduction to frequency
domain analysis; Time domain vs. frequency domain; Fourier series; the Fast Fourier
transform (FFT);assessing frequency content; frequency based filtering; Application of
finite element method in structural dynamics, wave propagation problems, introduction to
random vibrations
CSIR-CBRI
ENG(CBRI) 1-137
Numerical Methods
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To acquaint the students with different numerical tools that are required to solve engineering
problems
Modules
Interpolation, Errors in interpolation.
Matrices:
Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations,
Numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations,
Special fuctions:
Introduction to Finite Element Method (FEM) and its applications
Introduction to fuzzy logic, Artificial Neural Network
Introduction to the softwares like MX-EXCELL, SPSS and MATLAB
ENG(CBRI) 1-139
Objective
Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
To impart the necessary knowledge on geotechnical engineering required for building
engineering and disaster mitigation with respect to geohazard.
Modules
Introduction to Geotechnical engineering
Deep foundation
Ground Improvement Techniques
Stability of Slope
Reinforced Soil
Environmental Geotechnics
ENG(CBRI) 1-141
Objective
Engineering Materials for Infrastructure
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
To study about building materials required for construction and maintenance of building
infrastructure
Modules
Conventional building materials
Non-conventional building materials
Advanced building materials
Methods of characterization of building materials
Types of cements,
Chemical admixtures
ENG(CBRI) 1-143
Analysis of Building Structure
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
objective
To impart knowledge about advanced analysis methodologies that are required for efficient
design of buildings
Modules
Static analysis – stiffness and flexibility methods
Application problems using finite element technique,
Introduction to non-linear analysis.
Dynamic analysis
Single degree of freedom system
Multiple degree of freedom systems,
Introduction to computer programs for dynamic analysis
ENG(CBRI) 1-145
Research Methodology for Engineers
L-T-P-C
2-0-0-1
Objective
To make the student aware on the ethics necessary to be followed in research and the
methodologies generally adopted for carrying out data analysis and handling of primary and
secondary data
Modules
Introduction to Research Methodology
Designing and implementing a research project,
Measurements in research,
Communicating research results,
Case studies
Primary and secondary data, Analysis of data
Quantitative analysis
Professional ethics,
Ethics in Research,
Plagiarism,
Communication Skills
ENG(CBRI) 1-147
Laboratory - I
Geotechnical Engineering, Materials
and Environmental science and Technology
L-T-P-C
0-0-4-2
Objective
To carry out laboratory experiments to evaluate the Geotechnical, physical and chemical
properties of the material and to do the necessary characterisation
Modules
Geotechnical Laboratory Work
Laboratory Soil Investigation
Field Soil Investigation
Materials and Environmental Science and Technology Laboratory Work
Physical and Chemical testing of cement and other building material
Instrumental methods for analysis of building materials
ENG(CBRI) 1-136
Design of Building Structures
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge about the advanced design methodologies considering different
environmental loading.
Modules
Design loads with special reference to earthquake and wind loads.
Wind effects on buildings
Concept of earthquake resistant design of buildings
Introduction to plastic analysis in steel structures
Computer applications in the design.
ENG(CBRI) 1-138
Objetive
Modules
Disaster Resistant Building System - I
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
To educate about the earthquake resistant foundation system and Fire safety system in
buildings
Earthquake Resistant System
Introduction to geotechnical earthquake engineering and seismic properties of soil
Seismic bearing capacity of shallow foundations
Seismic analysis of pile foundation
Introduction to earthquake resistant building system
Fire safety system in buildings
Fundamentals of fire Growth and spread of fire
Reaction to fire characteristics and fire retardant materials and techniques
Smoke movement and control
Fire dynamics and modelling
Fire detection and Fire extinguishment.
ENG(CBRI) 1-140
Objective
Modules
Concrete Technology
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
To make the students aware about the advancements that are taking place in the area of
concrete technology
Advances in Concrete
Durability of concrete
Special Concrete
Concrete Technology - Sustainable & durable construction with concrete
Quality Control
ENG(CBRI) 1-142
Planning, Regulations & Management
of Buildings
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To make the students aware of different bye-laws and regulations pertaining to buidings and
related projects.
Modules
Introduction to Building Projects
Project - formulation, appraisal and evaluation
Project Management Issues
Legal Issues
Case studies - Urban housing and other building projects
ENG(CBRI) 1-144
Industrialized Building Systems
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To apprise the students about the newer techniques that are prevalent for the different types
of building systems.
Modules
Introduction
Standardization
Building Systems
Strategies for Industrialization
Prefabricated Systems for Building Envelopes
Case studies and design
ENG(CBRI) 1-146
Objective
Modules
Repair, Rehabilitation & Retrofitting of Structures
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
To impart knowledge about the techniques that are adopted for repair, rehabilitation and
retrofitting of building structure.
Condition Assessment of different types of buildings
Innovative Repair Materials suitable for buildings
Repair Techniques – Existing and innovative
Quality Assurance and Control of old building structures
Case Studies:- Buildings & Heritage structures
ENG(CBRI) 1-148
Environmental Impact Assessment
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge on the effect of constructed projects on the environment and systematic
analysis of the same.
Modules
Introduction and Scope
Environmental Clearance Process in India
Impact assessment
Environmental Quality Standards
Control measures
Case Studies – Green Buildings
ENG(CBRI) 1-150
Sustainable Design and
Energy Efficient Building Systems
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To make the students aware about the sustainable design concept and to generate
awareness about the energy efficient building systems
Modules
Introduction
Challenges driving the need for Sustainable Design
Building Performance Assessment Tools
Insulation and Heat Transfer
Case Studies - Integrated design process, Green / Sustainable design projects.
ENG(CBRI) 1-152
Construction, Planning & Management
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To make the students aware about the different techniques that are adopted in building
construction practices and their management and usage of different construction
equipments.
Modules
Introduction - RCC and masonry system, pre-engineered and industrialized building system
Planning
Construction project management
Estimation of project cost,
ENG(CBRI) 1-154
Fire Protection Engineering
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge on different aspects of fire protection in building system and schemes
of disaster mitigation.
Modules
Introduction to fire safety engineering
Heat transfer mechanisms in fire & build up of untenability conditions
Combustion flammability and retardency,
Burning behaviour of materials
Active and Passive fire protection
ENG(CBRI) 1-156
Environmental Engineering & Management
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge on different aspects of pollutants, thrie effect on the environment and
efficient management system.
Modules
Water and Wastewater Engineering.
Air Quality and Modelling
Solid Waste Management
Emerging Technologies in Environmental Management
Current trends and emerging technologies, contemporary issues.
ENG(CBRI) 1-158
Advanced Seismology
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart concepts on the basic aspects of seismic waves, their propagation, related
instrumentation and consequences on the design of buildings
Modules
Science of Earthquakes
Seismic Waves,
Magnitude & Intensity,
Earthquake Source Mechanism,
Seismic Instrumentation,
Seismic Zoning Map,
Site Response Studies, Source and Path effect, Seismic Hazard Analysis, Risk and
estimation,
Seismic Micro-zonation, Earthquake Prediction Studies, Seismic Alert Systems
ENG(CBRI) 1-160
Engineering of Problematic Soil
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To educate the students of geotechnical engineering on the different problematic soils and the
techniques of remediation.
Modules
Various problematic soils
Difference between improvement and modification.
Soft Soil
Expansive Soil
Loose Cohesionless Soil
Various improvement techniques
Organic Soil
Contaminated Soil
ENG(CBRI) 1-162
Optimization Techniques
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge about the techniques that are adopted for optimising different design
aspects related to building
Modules
Introdiuction
Types of optimization schemes
Linear Optimization techniques
Stochastic Programming etc
ENG(CBRI) 1-164
Deep Excavation
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge on the problems associated with excavation and design of large
excavation.
Modules
Introduction to the analysis and design of excavation
Excavation methods and lateral supporting systems
Lateral earth pressure
Stability analysis
Stress and deformation analysis of excavation
Design of excavation supporting systems
ENG(CBRI) 2-138
Health Monitoring of Building Structures
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
The objective of the course is to highlight the importance of monitoring techniques for effective
maintenance of buildings and analysis methodologies
Modules
Introduction
monitoring systems of building
Numerical modelling
Experimental techniques
Rehabilitation processes.
ENG(CBRI) 3-136
Tall Buildings & Structures
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To make the students aware about the analysis and design methodologies of tall buildings
Modules
Introduction – Tall building systems – Analysis Methodology of tall building frames –
Different types of loads
multibay frames; Shear walls
Coupled frames – Frame with shear wall;
Principles of 3-D analysis of tall buildings;
Perforated cores - Pure torsion, bending and warping of cores;
Floor systems – Analysis; Elastic and inelastic stability of frames and shear walls;
Analysis for Thermal Stresses; Other Tall structures.
ENG(CBRI) 3-138
Behaviour of Metal Structures
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge on the advanced techniques of analysing metal structures and to
characterise their behaviour.
Modules
Introduction
Stability issues
Thin plates and their use in buildings
Steel columns and their behaviour with residual stress
Use of light gauge structure
Pre-stressing in steel structure.
ENG(CBRI) 3-140
Rock Mechanics
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To study the behaviour of rock at site under different stress conditions and to assess its
properties in field and in the laboratory as well
Modules
Introduction to rock mechanics
Rocks, rock structures and their importance
Surface and subsurface investigations
Engineering rock mass classifications & their application
Physico-mechanical properties of rocks
Stresses in elastic and plastic ground conditions
Excavation Methods
Support design and instrumentation in tunnels and slopes
Problems and their remedies in rock engineering
Application of rock mechanics
ENG(CBRI) 3-142
Landslide Disaster Mitigation
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
Study on landslide to understand its behaviour, design of slope and control measure
design
Modules
Introduction - Landslide Types and processes
Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Landslide studies
Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessment
Landslide Instrumentation
SMR & Slope Stability Assessment –
Landslide Control Measures
Landslide case studies
ENG(CBRI) 1-166
Laboratory - II
Structural Engineering & Fire Engineering
L-T-P-C
0-0-4-2
Objective
To impart knowledge on the different aspects of advanced concrete structures and
consequences of fire in structural systems.
Modules
Structural Engineering: Experiments on concrete mix design, special concrete such as fiber
concrete/geopolymer concrete; building dynamics; Non destructive tests- Schmidt hammer,
UPV, corrosion analyzer, core cutting; Wind tunnel.
Fire Engineering: Fire propagation index, Ignitability at various irradiances levels, Specific
optical density of smoke, Toxicity index.
ENG(CBRI) 2-137
Disaster Resistant Building System II
L-T-P-C
3-0-0-3
Objective
To impart knowledge on the techniques to designing buildings which will withstand landslide and
earthquake
Modules
Landslide Disaster Mitigation: Introduction - Landslide Types and processes - Landslide
causes - Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessment - Landslide Investigation and failure
mechanism - Landslide Instrumentation - Landslide Control Measures.
Earthquake resistant building structure: Characteristics of earthquakes, analysis of structures
for earthquake loading, Linear Analysis — Codal Method, Demand Capacity Ratio Method; Nonlinear Pushover Analysis, Rapid visual screening and simplified evaluation of buildings,
Strengthening of existing components — RC, Steel and FRP Jacketing. Introduction to
Performance based Engineering Strategies. Introduction to Tsunami Disaster.
CSIR-CEERI
ENG(CEERI) : 1-001 : Research Methodology : 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Introduction, terminology, and scientific methods; Types of research; Research process
and steps; Identifying a research problem; Literature survey, appreciation of existing
literature, identification of knowledge gaps; Conception of novel approach to solve the
problem; Role of theory, modeling, and simulation; Design of experiments, testing and
characterization strategies; Quantitative methods and data analysis; Qualitative analysis;
Communicating research results; Thesis writing and oral presentation; Ethics in
research.
ENG(CEERI) : 1-206 : Technical Communication : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Role and importance of technical communication; Effective written and oral
communication; Ethical issues; Technical report writing; Technical / R&D proposals;
Research paper writing; Letter writing and official correspondence; Emails; Oral
communication in meetings and group discussions; Oral presentations; Use of modern
aids.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-206 : Project Management : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Introduction; Project formulation, evaluation and initiation; Project planning and
scheduling; Risk management; Project execution and implementation; Project monitoring
and control; Project closure; Project documentation; Leadership and teamwork issues;
Complex projects; Advances and trends.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-208 : System Design for Process Control Applications : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : S. S. Sadistap and B. A. Botre
Virtual instrumentation and measurements, Virtual instrument design approach using
LabView; Data acquisition modules; Electronic system trends, design options, metrics
and considerations; Electronic system development cycle; PIC family of microcontrollers
based system design and programming; Interfacing techniques for memory and I/O
devices; Process control and instrumentation; Process simulation and modeling; Design
case studies.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-209 : System Modeling and Design Languages : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : K. Solomon Raju and Rahul Varma
Overview of the system specification, modeling and design methodologies; Untimed
model of computation; Synchronous model of computation; Timed model of computation;
Modeling of computation interfaces; Basic concepts of system design specification,
modeling and simulation using VHDL, SystemC, and UML; Transaction level modeling
(TLM) based methodologies; Fundamentals of system design using Saber.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-210 : Intelligent Sensor Systems : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : P. C. Panchariya and P. Bhanu Prasad
Primary sensing principles and measurement variables; Sensor performance
characteristics and terminology; Transducer measurement circuits; Signal conditioning
circuits; Data conversion; Virtual instrumentation with LabView; Introduction of softcomputing techniques; Foundations of fuzzy approaches; Fuzzy rule based systems;
Fundamentals of neural networks; Implementation of various learning algorithms;
Competitive, associative and other special neural networks; Practical aspects of neural
networks; Neural methods in fuzzy systems; Introduction to statistical pattern recognition;
Dimensionality reduction; Classification; Validation; Data analysis with MATLAB;
Introduction to intelligent sensor system and their structures; Advanced processing and
control techniques; Smart sensors; Case study: the “electronic nose”; The future of
intelligent sensor systems.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-211 : Real-time Embedded System Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : K. Solomon Raju
Fundamentals of FPGA-based system design, Architecture of embedded processors,
Advanced processor architecture concepts, architectures for digital signal processing
and applications; Designing soft processors with FPGAs; Power/energy efficient
embedded system design; Real-time programming and communication; Concurrent
Programming, Synchronization and communication; Scheduling of uni-processor and
multi-processors; Real-time operating systems (RTOS) organization, Concept of kernel
design, RTOS scheduling, Case studies of VxWorks, QNX, TinyOS, and others;
Programming with QNX or VxWorks; Embedded hardware building blocks, Embedded
system level design, design space exploration and verification techniques.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-212 : Advanced Signal and Image Processing : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : J. L. Raheja and A. Karmakar
Discrete-Time Signals and systems in time domain; Time-domain characterization of
Linear Time Invariant (LTI) Discrete-Time Systems (DTS); Discrete Time Fourier
Transform (DTFT), Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), z-transform; LTI DTS in the
frequency domain : transfer function, frequency response; Simple digital filters; 2-D
filters; FIR and IIR filter design; DSP algorithm implementation issues and finite word
length effects; Image sensor models; Image representations and properties; Noise
models, Image de-noising, Image pre-processing; Segmentation, Histogram, Histogram
equalization and its application; Edge detection algorithm; Motion detection algorithm;
Application of edge, face and motion detection; Hough transform and its application.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-213 : Power Electronics and AC/DC Drives : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : Rahul Varma and A. K. Dhakar
Power Electronics : Need of Power conversion, Applications of power electronics; Power
semiconductor devices : Diode, Thyristor, MOSFET, IGBT; Line frequency diode
rectifiers; Switch-Mode DC-DC Converters : Introduction, Step-down (buck), Step-up
(boost), Buck-boost, full-bridge DC-DC converter and comparison; Introduction of highfrequency inductors and transformers; Switch-mode DC-AC inverters : Single-phase,
three-phase inverters, Effect of Blanking time; Switching DC power supplies : Overview
of switching power supplies, DC-DC converters with electrical isolation, Control of
switch-mode DC power supplies, Electrical isolation in the feed-back loop, designing
feedback controllers in switch-mode DC power supplies; Power factor correction (PFC)
Circuits; Introduction of soft-switching in DC-DC Converters; Introduction to electric drive
systems. Understanding mechanical system requirements for electric drives; Basic
principles of electro-mechanical energy conversion; DC motor drives and electronicallycommutated motor drives; Introduction to AC machines and space vectors; Induction
motors : balanced, sinusoidal steady-state operation and speed control.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-215 : Process Control Applications Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : B. A. Botre and S. S. Sadistap
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; LabView usage and programming; Data
acquisition module programming; Using PIC family of microcontrollers for electronic
systems design; Buses and Interfacing memory and I/O devices; Process simulation and
modeling.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-216 : System Modeling Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : K. Solomon Raju, Pramod Tanwar and Rahul Varma
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Understand Xilinx FPGA architecture;
Introduction to designing with Xilinx FPGAs using Xilinx EDK, Core Generator;
Architecture wizard and pin assignment; ChipScope; Design of DSP sub-blocks using
SysGen; Designing system blocks using synthesis tools; System design using Saber
tools for various applications.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-217 : Intelligent Sensor Systems Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : P. C. Panchariya and Santosh Kumar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Sensor interfacing; Signal conditioning of
various sensors such as temperature, gases, pressure, humidity etc.; sensor calibration
and excitation; Data acquisition; Virtual instrument and GUI design; Analog and digital
I/O; File I/O; Integration of sensor, DAQ and GUI modules; implementation of pattern
analysis methods; Signal preprocessing; Dimensionality reduction; Classification;
Implementation of Fuzzy systems; Implementation of neural network algorithms; Time
series forecasting; Implementation of neuro-fuzzy algorithms on real-world data sets.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-218 : Real-time Embedded System Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : K. Solomon Raju and Pramod Tanwar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Understanding of developing a PowerPC
and MicroBlaze based embedded system by using Xilinx Embedded Development Kit
(EDK); Basic hardware design steps; Adding a processor system to a FPGA Design;
Adding IP to a hardware design; Adding custom IP to the bus; writing software
applications; System simulation with RTOS support; Multi-processor system design and
implementation.
ENG(CEERI)32 : 2-219 : Advanced Signal and Image Processing Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : J. L. Raheja and A. Karmakar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; MATLAB experiments on LTI systems in
time and frequency domain, transfer function, frequency response; Design of digital FIR
filters using windowing, frequency sampling; Design of digital IIR filters using impulse
invariant, bilinear transform method; Two-channel and multi-channel orthogonal filter
bank design; MATLAB experiments on color space conversion, basic image processing
operations; Implementing various edge detection techniques; Real-time implementation
of edge detection using DSP board; MATLAB experiments on histogram equalization,
face detection and motion detection.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-220 : Power Electronics and AC/DC Drives Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : A. K. Dhakar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Familiarization with power electronic
components, Line frequency diode rectifiers, Different PWM techniques, Switch-mode
DC-DC Converters, Single-phase and three-phase inverter, DC-DC isolated converters,
Speed control of DC motor, Brushless DC motor drive, AC motor drives.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-221 : Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinators : J. Akhtar and S. C. Bose
Semiconductors; Inorganic and organic, single crystalline, polycrystalline, porous,
amorphous crystal structures, and material properties; Si, GaAs, GaN, SiC; Energy band
diagrams; Dielectric constant, permeability, permittivity, sheet resistance, resistivity,
mobility, thermal conductivity and heat dissipation; Piezo-resistive and piezo-electric
effects; Defects, dislocations and micro-plasma, phonon dynamics, ion-solid interactions;
Electron transport in semiconductors, minority carrier life time, avalanche breakdown
phenomena, Hall effect; Theory of p-n junction, Schottky barrier, MOSFETs and
MESFETs, IMPATTs and BARRITTs; Hetro-structures, strained semiconductors;
Photovoltaics and solar cell; Solid state sensors and transducers; MOS analysis.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-222 : Unit Processes in Semiconductor Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna
Crystal growth techniques, wafer preparation and shaping, chemical cleaning, thermal
oxidation, photo-lithography, chemical etching (wet and dry), chemical vapor deposition
techniques, thermal diffusion, ion implantation, metalization, chemical mechanical
polishing, rapid thermal processing.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-223 : CMOS Digital VLSI Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : A. Karmakar
Introduction to MOSFET from designer's viewpoint; MOS inverter : static and switching
characteristics; MOS capacitor; Layers in VLSI design; Design rules and technology
interface; Stick diagrams and Layout design; Propagation delay, Fan-out consideration;
CMOS
Latch-up;
Scaling;
Combinational
MOS
logic
circuits
:
passtransistors/transmission gates, primitive logic gates, complex logic gates; Sequential
MOS logic circuits : latches and flip-flops; Dynamic logic circuits; Clocking issues;
CMOS subsystem design.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-224 : Characterization Techniques for Semiconductor Materials,
Technology and Devices : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : K. J. Rangra and G. Eranna
Resistivity, Contact resistance, barrier height, carrier and doping concentration, mobility
and carrier life time measurement techniques; Test structures for technology
characterization; Analysis of surfaces, interfaces, thin films and devices; E-beam based
techniques, Scanning Electron Microscopy and allied techniques; Material analysis
techniques; Scanning probe Techniques; Ion-beam based techniques; Interferometry
based techniques for materials and device characterization; Optical characterization.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-225 : Semiconductor Processing Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-42
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Wafer preparation and shaping;
Chemical cleaning; Thermal oxidation, photo-lithography; Wet chemical etching; Dry
etching; Chemical vapor deposition; Thermal diffusion; Ion implantation; Metalization.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-226 : CMOS-based Physical Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : A. Karmakar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; SPICE simulation; Schematic editor,
Layout editor, DRC, LVS; Transfer and output characteristics NMOS transistor,
parameter variations; CMOS inverter design, inverter threshold, noise margin,
propagation delay; Layout of CMOS inverter, n-well design rules, LVS, static and
transient characteristics, DRC; 2-input NAND/NOR gate; D latch and flip-flop; Postextract simulation.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-227 : Semiconductors Related Characterization and Measurement
Techniques Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : K. J. Rangra and G. Eranna
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; IV and CV Measurements; Resistivity,
thickness, thin-film surface and bulk defects; grain size measurement; AFM/STM surface
analysis; Stress and deformation measurements; Measurement of sheet resistance,
junction depth, carrier mobility, doping profile estimation, minority carrier life-time
measurement; Model parameter extraction experiments.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-228 : HDL-based Digital Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : A. S. Mandal
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Introduction to HDLs; Simulation of
behavioral, Architecture/RTL, data-flow and structural HDL code; Sub-system design
using HDL : various adder architectures, BCD arithmetic, various counters, traffic-light
controller, etc.; Mini-project. (SystemC, VHDL and/or SystemVerilog will be used as the
HDL for the laboratory.)
ENG(CEERI) : 2-231 : Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinator : A. K. Sinha
Maxwell’s equations; Wave equations and their solutions; Boundary Conditions and their
applications; Electromagnetic energy and power flow; Poynting theorem. Transmission
lines; Wave-guide and coaxial components. Scattering matrix representation;
Propagation of electromagnetic waves through homogeneous, in-homogeneous, and
anisotropic media. Surface resistance and RF resistance. Ferrite devices. Waveguides
and resonators. Characteristic and interaction impedances. Quality factors (loss and
diffractive). Impedance Matching. Measurement of “Q”, power, noise figure, Sparameters, dielectric constant and loss tangent, dispersion and impedance
characteristics, and loss parameters.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-232 : Microwave Communication : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : V. V. P. Singh
Ground/surface wave, space-wave, and sky-wave modes of communication; Troposphereic Communication; Line of sight communication and system performance; Active
and passive repeaters and their design; Analog and digital communication; Mobile
communication; Satellite communication system; Earth station design criteria and direct
reception system; Satellite transponders and their design criteria; PhPHY(CEERI)-noise,
intra-pulse and inter-pulse noises and their significance.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-233 : Numerical Techniques and CAD of Microwave Tubes : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinator : V. Srivastava
Numerical solution of linear and non-linear differential equations of higher orders;
Analytical and numerical techniques to the solution of electromagnetic field problems;
Numerical techniques for the electrical, thermal, and structural design of slow-wave and
fast-wave microwave tubes; Spent beam analysis for efficiency enhancement; Special
focusing techniques for multi-beam electron guns; PIC simulation techniques; Finite
difference and finite element techniques; Method of moments applied to microwave
devices.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-234 : Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Tube Technology : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : R. S. Raju
Fundamentals of vacuum technology. Vacuum generation and measurement, and leak
detection. Ultra-high vacuum techniques. Surface physics and analysis in relation to
electron Emitters. Electron-tube grade materials and their characteristics. Chemical
processing. Heat treatment and special techniques: brazing, sintering, sputtering,
TIG/electron beam/laser welding, glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealing, loss
coating, and helix fitting. Vacuum processing of integrated devices. Design of tools, jigs,
and fixtures. Engineering / mechanical design of components. Special machining
techniques.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-235 : Microwave Components Characterization and Tube
Processing Techniques Laboratory : 0-0-6-3
Course Coordinator : O. S. Lamba
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Scattering parameters; Measurement of
impedance and characterization of cavities; Dispersion and impedance characterization
of RF structures; RF loss measurements; UHV techniques; Heat treatment in protective
atmosphere; Ceramic-to-metal sealing techniques; Chemical processing of components.
ENG(CEERI) : 2-236 : Microwave Devices Characterization and Tube Sub-assembly
Fabrication Laboratory : 0-0-6-3
Course Coordinator : L. M. Joshi
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Device characterization using spectrum
analyzer, scalar/vector analyzer; Break-down tests; X-ray radiography; Cathode
characterization using Auger and Thermal emission microscope; Hot RF characterization
of devices; Metal-to-metal brazing techniques; Leak detection; TIG/laser welding;
Vacuum processing of devices; Cathode fabrication.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-001 : Advanced Self-study (Special Topic) : 0-2-4-4
Course Coordinator : Senior Scientists
This will involve readings from published literature or books about new frontiers on a
specific topic related to the field of electronics under guidance of senior scientist(s). A
report needs to be submitted and a seminar on the special topic needs to be presented.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-211 : MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : B. D. Pant and P. K. Khanna
Review of Silicon crystal and unit processes; Processing steps for MEMS device
fabrication; photo-lithography and backside mask alignment; Surface and bulk micromachining techniques; Deep reactive ion etching; LIGA process; Wafer-level bonding
and packaging techniques; LTCC technology, materials, LTCC process steps, bonding
and packaging; Testing and characterization of technology; Reliability and residual stress
issues.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-212 : Physics and Design of MEMS and Microsensors : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : Ram Gopal and K. J. Rangra
Overview of Microsensors; Mechanical properties of materials and essentials of
structural mechanics;
Electro-mechanical, magneto-mechanical and piezo-based
sensing; Structural elements for MEMS and microsensors (Beams, plates, cantilevers,
bridges and diaphragms); Electrostatic sensing and actuation (parallel plate and torsional
structures, time domain analysis); Micro-fluidics; Scaling laws and miniaturization; Microsystem design principles; MEMS simulation and design Tools; RF MEMS; Reliability
issues in microsensors; Examples and applications of MEMS microsensors.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-213 : Nanoelectronic Devices and Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : Anil Kumar
Low-dimensional structures (Quantum well, quantum wire, quantum dot, quantum
confinement); Confinement energy level, band-gap enhancement, absorption-emission
spectra, blue shift, luminescence; Nanoelectronic Devices (Single electron box, Coulomb
blockade, single electron transistor, pump, turnstile, trap, memory); Simulation, Modeling
of single electron devices and applications; Technology for fabrication of nanostructures
and nanoelectronic devices; Next generation lithography techniques; Characterization of
nanoscale materials and nanodevices.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-214 : Advanced VLSI Technologies and Devices : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna and W. R. Taube
Overview of VLSI technology; Effect of scaling on MOS devices and interconnections;
Hot electron degradations and drain engineering structures; Process and material
requirements for VLSI devices; Advanced thin-film deposition and VLSI process
techniques; High-k dielectric and low-k dielectric materials; Process integration of high-k
metal gate for nanoscale CMOS technology; Device characterization, failure diagnosis
and reliability measurements; Carrier transport mechanisms, velocity saturation, ballistic
transport; Nanoscale MOSFET, FinFET and Multi-gate FET; Emerging materials and
future devices.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-215 : CMOS Analog Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : S. C. Bose
Basic concepts of transistors and diodes, their modeling, large-signal and small signal
analysis, CMOS technology, clock feed-through; Reference sources : bias circuits, bandgap reference circuit, cascode current mirror; Single-stage amplifier, common source
amplifier, drain and gate amplifier, differential amplifier; Operational amplifier;
Comparators; Switched-capacitor circuits; Introduction to data converters; Issues of
analog layout and device noise.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-216 : Advanced VLSI System Architectures : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : A. S. Mandal
Introduction and review of basic computer architectures, CISC and RISC processors;
Pipelining, hazards, exception handling, optimization techniques, synchronous and
asynchronous pipelining; Memory organization, caches, virtual memory, memory
management; Arithmetic circuits, algorithms and architectures for high-radix adders,
multipliers, sine-cosine and exponential computation; Instruction-level parallelism, superscalar, super-pipelined and VLIW architectures, array and vector processors;
Multiprocessor architectures and parallel architectures, synchronization, memory
consistency; DSP architectures; Performance improvement techniques; ASIP; Lowpower architectures; Fault-tolerant architectures; Case-study on Algorithm-toArchitecture; Future trends.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-217: Optoelectronic Materials, Devices and Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : C. Dhanvantri
Optoelectronic Materials; Growth of Epitaxial materials; Characterization of Epitaxial
Materials; Optoelectronic Devices (Light Emitting Diodes, Semiconductor Lasers, UV,
Visible and IR Photo-detectors and Receivers, Solar Cells); Compound semiconductors
and advanced electronic devices; Compound Semiconductor Technologies; Packaging
of compound semiconductor components; Applications and trends.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-218 : Photonic Materials, Devices and Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : S. Pal
Introduction to Photonics; Basic photonic components and their technologies;
Propagation of Electromagnetic waves; Optical waveguides and optical fibers; Principle
of optical fiber communications, Transmission capacity, Dispersion and losses in optical
fiber; Coupled mode theory in guided wave systems; Materials and fabrication
technologies; Types of waveguides; Basic photonics devices and components; Optical
sensors and sensing techniques; Optical MEMS; Fiber gratings and waveguide gratings;
Photonic crystal based waveguides and devices; Packaging of photonic devices;
Applications of photonic devices; Recent trends.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-221 : MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : B. D. Pant and P. K. Khanna
Laboratory practices and safety considerations;; Wafer cleaning; Lithography : front and
backside alignment; Bulk micro-machining; DRIE process; LPCVD; Metalization; Wafer
bonding; Surface planarization; Wafer dicing; LTCC process; Packaging.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-222 : Design of MEMS and Microsensors Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : Ram Gopal and K. J. Rangra
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; MEMS design tools; Design of pressure
sensors of various types; Design of gas sensors of various types; Acoustic, Ultrasonic,
micro-resonator, ISFET; RF MEMS design and simulation.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-223 : Nanoelectronic Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : Anil Kumar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Fabrication of metal thin films by
sputtering/e-beam/resistive-heating and measurement of film thickness by making steps
using wet etching; Experiments on growth of Silicon nanoparticles and their optical
characterization; Experiments with nanolithography and nanopatterning; Simulation of
single electron devices using SIMON; Simulation of inverter circuit using SET in SIMON;
Operation of AFM/STM; Analysis of AFM/STM images; Study of annealing effect on
roughness/grain size of metal films by AFM/STM imaging and analysis.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-224 : Study and Seminar on Advanced VLSI Technologies : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna and W. R. Taube
This will involve literature search, review and study of current research on materials,
process methodologies and simulations, and novel applications related to advanced
VLSI technologies and nanoelectronics. Simulation studies and experiments may also be
carried out, where possible. A study report is to be submitted and a seminar is to be
given.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-225 : CMOS Analog Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : S. C. Bose
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; I-V characteristics of MOSFET,
estimation of early voltage; Clock feed-through and its minimization; Bias generation
architecture simulation; Band-gap reference circuit simulation; Design and simulation of
various amplifiers; Design and simulation of 2-stage CMOS operational amplifier; Layout
of analog circuits.
ENG(CEERI):3-227 : Optoelectronic Devices and Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : C. Dhanvantri
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Lift-off process for Ohmic Contact on
GaAs substrate; TLM measurements for specific contact resistance; RIE process for
GaAs etching; LI Characteristics of 980 nm Laser Diode; Transistor characteristics of
GaAs Power MESFET; LED Characteristics; Photoluminescence characterization of
GaN epitaxial material; Characterization of PIN-FET receiver module.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-228 : Photonic Devices and Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : S. Pal
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Measurement of refractive index and
thickness of planar waveguides; Propagation loss measurement of planar waveguides;
Design of 1x2 and 1x4 optical power splitter; Measurement of insertion loss, uniformity
and polarization-dependent loss of a packaged 1x8 optical splitter at C+L band region;
Design and simulation of Bragg gratings; Waveguide patterning by photo-lithography;
Testing of MUX/DEMUX by DWDM test set-up; Chip-level testing: alignment of DUT (in a
diced chip) to the source and the detector with x-y-z alignment stages.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-231 : Slow-wave Devices – Principles and Design : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinator : V. Srivastava and L. M. Joshi
Classification and high frequency limitations of conventional electron tubes. Formation
and confinement of an electron beam. Slow-wave structures, couplers and RF windows.
Beam-wave interaction mechanism. Spent beam collection. Efficiency enhancement by
phase-velocity tapering and multi-stage depressed collection. Different types of devices,
their operation, and characteristics, High power and wide bandwidth issues. Future
trends.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-232 : Fast-wave Devices – Principles and Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : A. K. Sinha
Merits of fast-wave devices over slow-wave devices. Operating principle of a gyrotron
and design of its components: magnetron injection gun, beam tunnel, RF interaction
cavity, magnetic field, non-linear taper, RF window, mode converter and collector. Beamwave interaction and mode selection criteria. Other fast-wave devices: gyro-TWT, gyroklystron, peniotron and FEL. Applications of gyro-devices and future trends. High Power
Microwave (HPM) Devices.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-233 : CAD of Microwave Tubes Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : R. K. Sharma and S. K. Ghosh
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Components design : electron guns,
slow-wave structures, fast-wave structures, RF cavities, RF windows, collectors; Electron
beam and RF wave interaction simulation; Thermal and structural design and simulation;
CAD of complete tube; Computer aided engineering drawing.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-234 : High Power Microwave Systems and Applications : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : L. M. Joshi
Special EW (Radar, ECM, ECCM) systems and their requirements in respect of
microwave and millimeter wave devices; Types of jamming; Linear accelerators,
Microtrons, Synchrotrons, Plasma heating systems, Proton accelerators, and
Thermonuclear reactors; Other applications like imaging, spectroscopy, biomedical,
industrial heating, electronic power conditioners, and modulators.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-235 : Electron Emitters and Surface Characterization : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : R. S. Raju
Physics of electron emission, emission equation; Temperature limited and space-charge
limited emission; Methods of determining work function; Oxide coated cathodes,
Dispenser cathodes, Field emitters, Explosive emission cathodes, Secondary emitters;
Fabrication and characterization of cathodes; Life testing and surface analysis
techniques; Nano-cathodes.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-236 : Plasma-Filled Microwave Sources : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : Ram Prakash and U. N. Pal
Plasma and its physical parameters; Saha equation and its relevance; Motion of
charged particles in static and slowly varying electric and magnetic fields; Motion of
relativistic charged particles; Types of gaseous discharge; Hollow-cathode discharge and
other kinds of low-pressure discharges; General features of electrons emission, control
and extraction of electrons and ions from plasma in DC and pulsed mode conditions;
Plasma sources for axially symmetric electron beams; Plasma cathode electron gun
(PCE-gun); Advantages of plasma filling in high power microwave devices; Operating
principles, characteristics, and applications of different types of plasma-filled devices
including the pasotron.
ENG(CEERI) : 3-237 : Vacuum Microelectronic Devices : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : R. K. Sharma
Basic semiconductor technologies like reactive ion etching, photo-lithography, oxidation,
CVD, sputtering, LIGA; MEMS technologies; Design considerations in vacuum
microelectronic devices; Photonic band-gap structures, folded wave guide and ladder
structures; Tera Hertz devices including reflex klystrons; Micro-fabricated devices like
TWT and klystrino; Combination of vacuum and semiconductor technologies in
microwave devices, including microwave power module and their applications.
ENG(CEERI) : 4-001 : Project Proposal Writing : 0-1-6-4
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Definition of a scientific project proposal; Components of a proposal; Need and purpose
of the proposal; Aims and objectives; Background and present status; Proposed
methodologies and approaches; Scheduling and mile-stones; Resource allocation;
Budgeting; Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; Referencing and citing; Use of data,
graphs, tables, figures; Proposal funding agencies and their formats.
Every student needs to submit two proposals – one related to PhD research topic and
the second in any field of electronics.
ENG(CEERI) : 4-002 : CSIR-800 Societal Programme : 0-0-8-4
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
A project needs to be undertaken in rural area for 6-8 weeks duration aligned to the
CSIR-800 programme. The theme of the project may be chosen from the CSIR-800
document or from any other government department related to benefiting and
empowering the economically lower 800 million Indians by way of S&T innovations. The
aim is to interact with underprivileged people in the villages and propose solutions in the
area of health, agriculture, energy, water, food, education, etc.
CSIR-CIMFR
ENG(CIMFR):1002
MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh and Dr. M. Sundararajan
Linear Algebra: Linear independence; Orthogonality; Vector Spaces and their bases and dimensions; GramSchmidt method for orthogonal basis set; Orthogonal projections; Matrices; Solution methods for linear
simultaneous equations; Eigenvalue problem.
Vector Analysis: Vector differentiation, Applications; Vector operators: Grad, Div and Curl. Vector integration
and related Integral Theorems, Applications; Cylindrical and Spherical Co-ordinate Systems.
Differential Equations: Linear ODEs of first and second orders; Linear second order equations, Applications;
The Laplace Transform, Applications; Fourier Series and Applications; Partial differential equations of first and
second orders; The Laplace and Wave Equations.
ENG(CIMFR):1311
ROCK MECHANICS AND GROUND CONTROL IN MINING
L-T-P-C:2-0-23
Course Coordinators: Dr. Rajendra Singh and Dr. C. N. Ghosh
Rocks and rock structures; Rock mass classification; Rock mass properties; Rock failure criteria; Stresses in
elastic and plastic ground conditions; Effect of anisotropy and inhomogeneity on rock properties; In situ stresses
and its measurements; Different types of ground excavations and effects of their instability; Design of roadways
and pillars; Approaches of ground behaviour evaluation; Different types of rock reinforcement and support;
Ground Control measures during different methods of mining; Rock bursts and bumps; Slope stability
evaluation: Discontinuities and geomechanical properties of slope mass; Groundwater condition and its
measurement; Mechanics of slope stability; Slope stability in weathered slopes; Case studies.
ENG(CIMFR):1312
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: Dr. A. Sinha and Dr. R. K. Goel
Depositional textures and structures; Physics of deformation with surroundings, time and material; Planar and
linear structures; Faults, folds, cleavages, dip, strike, contour, stratification, lamination, bedding; Unconformity &
joints - their classification and Recognition in the field; Major structures and tectonics; Structures in igneous
rocks and igneous intrusions; Geomorphology and structure morphotectonics; Mineral Exploration: Geological,
Geophysical and Geochemical Prospecting; Study of geological structures; Management and utilisation of
geological data; Coal geology; Hydrogeology.
ENG(CIMFR):1313
MINE SAFETY LEGISLATIONS AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: A. K. Ghosh and Dr. S. K. Singh
Mine Safety Legislations: Mines Act; Mine Rules; Coal Mines Regulations; Metalliferous Mines Regulations;
Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act; Mines Rescue Rules; Circulars; Other related
industrial legislations, circulars, documents related to mine safety.
Mine Safety Management: Requirements for effective safety management; Mine safety management system –
background, objectives and structure; Different levels of safety management; Processes of safety management;
Hazard identification and risk assessment; Risk management, case studies; Concept of mine safety monitoring.
Purpose and classification of safety monitoring. Mine safety monitoring techniques; Preparation of safety
monitoring plan; Measurement of safety efficiency; safety audit; safety records.
ENG(CIMFR):1314
ROCK MECHANICS INSTRUMENTATION AND MONITORING
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: Dr. P. K. Mandal and D. Kumbhakar
Ground behaviour and instability in ground excavations; Methods of studying ground behaviours; Monitoring of
ground behaviour in underground mines; Different types of field instruments used for rock mechanics
instrumentation and monitoring – sensors and transducers, readout units, data acquisition systems, etc.; Rock
mechanics testing equipment; Acoustic emission equipment; Monitoring of reinforcement and support system;
Rock bolt pull tester; GPR based monitoring of underground structures; Field instrumentation and monitoring of
slopes; Conventional and GPS based monitoring; Real-time monitoring; Communications/storage of data;
Analysis of data and evaluation of ground stability.
ENG(CIMFR):1315
METHODS OF MINING
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: Dr. Arun Kumar Singh and Amar Prakash
Methods of exploration; Evaluation of mineral deposits; Mine planning; Surface and underground mining;
Opening of mineral deposits; Shaft sinking; Methods of excavations; Explosive and Blasting; Conventional and
special methods of mining; Mining Machinery and its applications.
ENG(CIMFR):1316
ROCK EXCAVATION ENGINEERING
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: Dr. C. Swamliana and N. Kumar
Rock Excavation by drilling and blasting; Study of the theories of rock penetration including percussion, rotary,
and rotary percussion drilling; Rock fragmentation including explosives and the theories of blasting rock;
Application of theory to drilling and blasting practice at mines, pits, and quarries; Mechanised Excavation of
Rock; Classification and construction of extraction machineries; Different types of machineries and their
suitability; Selection of equipments and machineries; Operational conditions; Safety measures; Performance
monitoring; Condition monitoring and maintenance; Study of excavation stability; Excavation support design.
ENG(CIMFR):1317
RELIABILITY AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING IN MINING L-T-P-C:3-0-0SYSTEMS
3
Course Coordinators: Dr. D. Basak and Dr. Ranjan Kumar
Statistical methods in reliability: Basic statistics and probability theory; Reliability concepts: Reliability function,
failure rate, MTTF, MTTR, mortality curve, useful life, availability, maintainability, system effectiveness;
Reliability analysis and prediction: Time to failure distribution, exponential, normal, gamma, weibull distribution,
system reliability evaluation, standby systems; Design for reliability: Design theory, design for reliability, design
for maintainability, reliability improvement techniques; Maintenance engineering: Introduction, maintenance
policies, failure, diagnosis, Markov maintenance, process maintenance support and logistics, maintenance
management; Reliability and maintenance in mining: Failures in mining systems, reliability testing, machine
maintenance management, human reliability, mine systems reliability improvement, reliability optimization.
ENG(CIMFR):1ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN MINING INDUSTRY
L-T-P-C:3-0-0318
3
Course Coordinators: Dr. (Mrs.) B. Prasad and Dr. R. Ebhin Masto
Concept of sustainable and eco-friendly mining; Impacts of mineral exploration, mining, processing and
utilization on environment; Air quality standards, air pollutant sources and health effects; Source and
occurrence of waters in mines; Mine water contaminants and their natural attenuation; Acid mine drainage and
mine water treatment; Soil conservation and erosion control, restoration of soils, Importance, threats,
approaches for conservation and management of biodiversity; Methods of collection and analyses of water, soil,
gaseous and particulate pollutants; Bio-monitoring and analytical techniques; EIA/EMP, Environmental
clearance; Environmental Law, Legislation and Policies; Principles of mine closure plan; Environmental Hazard
and Risk Assessment.
ENG(CIMFR):2311
NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND STABILITY EVALUATION OF L-T-P-C:2-0-2MINING STRUCTURES
3
Course Coordinators: Dr. G. Banerjee and Dr. P. K. Mandal
Different numerical methods; Inputs of numerical methods; Model generation; Application of Finite difference
method; Finite element method; Distinct element method; Boundary elements method; Hybrid methods;
Application of different numerical modelling methods and software for ground stability evaluation of mining
structures; Validation of models; Design optimisation through numerical modelling; Case studies.
ENG(CIMFR):2312
ADVANCED MINE VENTILATION AND ENVIRONMENT
L-T-P-C:2-0-23
Course Coordinators: Dr. N. Sahay and Dr. J. K. Pandey
Mine Ventilation systems; Mine thermodynamics and computation of psychometric properties; Modes of heat
transfer; Designing of climatic conditions in panels; Computation of volume flow; Application of Kirchoff’s
second law to solve field problems; Hardy Cross Iterative method and its application to solve ventilation network
problems; Thermodynamic principles applied to ventilation network analysis; Air Leakage; Recirculation and
reversal of air flow; Pressure behavior of sealed-off area; Dynamic balancing of pressure technique; Ventilation
survey and planning; Air conditioning; Environmental monitoring; Network analysis; Ventilation survey
instruments; Simulations of mine ventilation network; Design of coal dust control plan; Noise and Vibrations;
Mine Illumination.
ENG(CIMFR):2313
ADVANCED MINE SURVEYING AND SUBSIDENCE ENGINEERING
L-T-P-C:2-0-23
Course Coordinators: Dr. K. B. Singh and A. Prakash
Concepts of Surveying; Automatic Level; Digital Level & Optical Theodolites; Data collection procedures;
GIS:GIS Data Models; Data Acquisition; Maps and Map Projections; Surveying using EDM; Total Station and its
application in Mine Subsidence and Ground Movement Monitoring of Opencast Mine Slopes; 3D Scanning; 3D
Ground/Mine Surface Modelling using Total Station; Section extraction and excavation volume computation in
civil and mining application; Mapping.
Subsidence: Causes and types of subsidence; Subsidence measurement methodologies and prediction;
Environmental impacts of subsidence on land, buildings, ground water, forest cover, etc.; Safe limits of
subsidence for different surface features and structures; Subsidence control measures.
ENG(CIMFR):2314
MINE FIRE, ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS - ANALYSIS AND L-T-P-C:3-0-0PREVENTION
3
Course Coordinators: Dr. R. V. K. Singh and Dr. I. Ahmad
Causes and types of mine fire; Fire risk assessment; Detection and Assessment of spontaneous heating/fire;
Gas hazards; Methods of sampling of gases from fire area; Mine gas Analysis; Thermo-compositional
Investigation; Environmental affects due to fire; Fire prevention and combating; Fire combat methods; Dealing
with long standing fires; Fire fighting equipment.
Types and Causes of mine accidents; Dangerous occurrences in mines; Study of mine accidents and its
analysis; Mine accidents and disasters; Analysis of mine accidents and preventive measures.
Types and causes of mine disaster; Mine inundation; Design of underground dams; Mine explosion; Mine
rescue; Mine disaster control and mitigation.
ENG(CIMFR):2315
MINE SAFETY
EVALUATION
EQUIPMENT:
DESIGN,
TESTING
AND L-T-P-C:1-0-22
Course Coordinators: Dr. P. K. Mishra and R. K. Vishwakarma
Types of mine safety equipment; Safety parameters in mine equipment; Legislations related to safety
equipment; Principles of design of safety equipment; Different types of testing procedures; Testing and
evaluation of safety equipment, machines, electrical cables, wire ropes and other accessories; Electrical
hazards; Flame proof and intrinsically safe electrical equipment.
ENG(CIMFR):2316
ADVANCED MINING METHODS
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: A. K. Ghosh and D. Kumbhakar
Design of mine layouts for underground and surface mining; Design of coal and hard rock pillars; Advanced and
special mining methods; Review of various experimental mining methods/procedures; Assessment of caving
characteristics; performance and application of backfill; Coal bump and rock burst and their alleviation. Thick,
thin and complex seams mining; Underground Coal Gasification and Coal Bed Methane; Choice of stoping
method; Stope design; Production planning; Special underground excavations in metal mines; Consolidated
and unconsolidated hydraulic & dry filling, paste filling stopes, preparation, transportation and filling operation;
Solution Mining: in-situ leaching, chemical, bio-chemical and thermal leaching; Novel mining methods.
ENG(CIMFR):2317
MECHANISATION AND AUTOMATION FOR MINE SAFETY
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: Dr. G. Banerjee and Dr. C. N. Ghosh
Selection, procurement and replacement of mine equipment; State-of-the-art and future trends in mine
mechanization and mine automation systems for both surface and underground mining; infrastructure required
to support mine automation; Application of robotics and intelligent systems for safer mining; Potential economic,
health and safety benefits of mine mechanisation and automation.
ENG(CIMFR):2318
ROCK BLASTING AND FRAGMENTATION
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. Pal Roy
Advanced study of the theories of rock penetration; Explosives: Chemistry and physics of explosives; Properties
of explosives; Explosive and blasting accessories; Initiation and priming systems; Bulk explosives; Heavy
ANFO, ANFO with Sawdust & Rice-Husk; Criteria of explosive selection; Rock breakage by explosives:
Theories, Rock breakage mechanism, Methods for prediction and assessment of fragmentation; Design of
blasting rounds for surface and underground excavations; Special blasting techniques: Secondary breakage;
Pre-split blasting; Smooth blasting; Cast blasting; Segregation blasting; Demolition blasting; Trench blasting and
Induced caving by blasting. Environmental considerations: Control of Noise; Ground vibration; Air blast and Fly
rock; Dust & Fumes.
ENG(CIMFR):2319
INDUSTRIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND ERGONOMICS
L-T-P-C:3-0-03
Course Coordinators: A. K. Ghosh and Dr. Ranjan Kumar
Anthropometry for design and body composition; Design principles – work station and tool design. Human
information processing: man-machine-environment system. Environmental ergonomics and climatic factors:
illumination, noise and vibration; Occupational health; Physiological factors. Fatigue-shift works. Control and
display. Work posture. Selection of work force and training. Industrial and personal safety.
CSIR - Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
The CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) is the apex R&D institute for
mechanical engineering. As a constituent member under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, the
ambit of the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) – a premier establishment
dedicated to research and development – extends over mechanical and allied engineering fields.
In India, mechanical engineering technology has accounted for nearly half of the total technology imported.
In terms of products, nearly one third of the value of total imports is for mechanical engineering equipment.
In order to develop indigenously mechanical engineering technology for the industries so that R&D can play
a key role in self-reliance, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute at Durgapur, West Bengal
was established in February 1958 with the specific task of development of mechanical engineering
technology.
Besides conducting frontline research in the varied areas related to mechanical engineering, the Institute
dedicates it R&D efforts towards different mission mode programmes to disseminate appropriate
technological solutions for poverty alleviation and societal improvement.
CSIR - CMERI has a dedicated team well balanced in terms of youth and experience of highly qualified
professionals and supporting staff spanning the various disciplines under mechanical engineering.
Major Research Areas
The major research areas are represented in the following schematic
In the new millennium, CSIR-CMERI is poised to expand its horizon of research activities so as to steer the
country forward in the following cutting-edge and sunrise fields.
Robotics & Mechatronics
CSIR-CMERI is undertaking extensive research in the design and development of Autonomous Underwater
& terrestrial Vehicles, All Terrain Robots, Subterranean Robots, etc. R&D issues cover mechanical design,
attitude control, non-conventional propulsion and manoeuvre (bio-mimicry), actuator development,
parallel/distributed computing, navigation and guidance, Collision avoidance, communication protocols,
sensor fusion, etc.
Micro Systems Technology, Surface Engineering & Tribology
Micro Systems Technology is associated with the technology of very small parts, actuators, devices and
MEMS. Development of microfluidic chips affording precise control of very small quantities of liquid for
analyzing gene expression and mutation identification in cells is being targeted. Research in Surface
Engineering & Tribology has culminated in the development of µCNCmill - a five axis micro milling machine
for efficient, cost effective and high resolution milling and drilling.
Materials, Processes, Chemistry & Synthetic Biology
Materials science reposes on characterizing the atomic structure and phases in a particular material in
relation to its desired properties and relative performance. CSIR-CMERI is working on the development of
Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Nano Composite Cutting Tool for high speed Machining and Platinization of
Nafion towards the development of IPMC.
Advanced Design, Manufacturing, Immersive Visualization
Design, manufacturing and product development at CSIR-CMERI is suitably aided by a comprehensive
CAD-CAM environment supporting collaborative design through analysis of mechanisms, tolerances,
interferences of designated parts, etc. Current R&D in metallurgy and foundry is focused on development of
rheo die-casting system by integrating semi-solid slurry processing unit. Immersive Visualization affords
rapid development of system concepts and analyzing for form, fit, function, logistics, human factors
integration, and general feasibility analysis. Expertise in visualization is augmented with the induction of
state-of-the-art facilities in Virtual Prototyping and Virtual Reality.
Design Dynamics, Simulation and Analysis
Simulation and modeling for systems involving computational mechanics is a major module in the R&D
agenda of CMERI. R&D is carried out across such diverse areas as FEA, FVA, FDA, Lattice-Boltzmann
modeling, Electro-osmotic flow, flow induced vibration and high-speed aerodynamics. Current efforts are
directed towards development of a general three-dimensional solver for simulating flow over aircraft wings.
Thermal Engineering
Active research is carried out on fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion, gasification, fluidization, renewable
energy, waste management, drying, etc. Additionally, research is carried out on solar-powered adsorptionbased space-cooling system, CFD simulation of fluidized bed hydrodynamics. Flow hydrodynamics is also
being addressed through wind tunnel experimentation.
Cybernetics, Electronics & Embedded Systems, Drives & Control
Separate R&D groups dedicated to Cybernetics, Electronics & Embedded Systems and Drives & Control are
working on electronics and embedded systems based product development. The design of electrical drive
and control systems, electrical machines and power electronics products for different R&D and industrial
requirements are being carried out.
Post Graduate Research Programme in Mechatronics
Mechatronics is a design philosophy which encourages engineers to concurrently integrate precision
mechanical engineering, digital and analog electronics, control theory and computer engineering in the
design of “intelligent” products, systems and processes rather than engineering each set or requirements
separately. The advantages of the Mechatronics approach to design are shorter design cycles, lower costs,
and elegant solutions to design problems that cannot easily be solved by staying within the bounds of the
traditional engineering disciplines. Mechatronics further relates to a multidisciplinary approach to product
and manufacturing system design.
The Post Graduate Research Programme in Mechatronics intends
to acquaint students with the fundamentals of mechatronics
through pedagogy on current theoretical and practical
developments in this area. The programme traverses a wide
range of applications that comprise robotics, product design,
instrumentation, manufacturing methods, computer integration
and process & device control, with specific emphasis on
innovative engineering. The Two Year research Programme aims
to provide in-depth exposure to the engineering concepts,
scientific principles, research methodology and hands-on
experience on advanced real-life R&D projects in different
specializations related to Mechatronics
Eligibility : BE/BTech in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer
Science/Engg, Mechatronics, Electronics, ECE/ETC/EIE, Radio Physics & Electronics, Production,
Manufacturing with minimum of 7.0 CGPA (or minimum of 70% marks).
Post Graduate Research Programme in Applied and
Computational Mechanics
Applied and Computational Mechanics is a unique programme highlighting analytical and computational
methods for solving engineering problems studying phenomena governed by the principle of mechanics.
The primary intention of this MTech Programme in Applied and Computational Mechanics is to train students
in this multidisciplinary fields of research where they not only would learn basics of mechanics with
associated mathematical and computational tools but also develop the capability of understanding and
solving the physical problems of great industrial relevance.
The programme discusses a wide range of subjects in the field of mathematics, solid, fluids and structural
mechanics, numerical techniques like finite element methods computer applications. The participants would
be provided in-depth exposure to various applied techniques of analytical, numerical and computational
nature, scientific principles, research methodology and hands-on experience on advanced real-life R&D
projects in different specializations such as stress analysis, nonlinear vibrations & chaos, computational fluid
dynamics and heat transfer etc.
Eligibility : BE/BTech in Mechanical Engineering , Aerospace Engineering and Civil Engineering
with minimum of 7.0 CGPA (or minimum of 70% marks).
Students undergoing the above programmes are expected to emerge properly equipped to confront
challenges across the industrial environment and academic research spectrum.
PhD Programme in Engineering
Broad areas :
Who can apply :
i)
Robotics & Mechatronics
ii)
Micro System Technologies
iii)
Surface engineering and Tribology
iv)
Foundry
v)
Cybernetics and Machine Intelligence
vi)
Matrial Science
vii)
Solid Mechanics and Advanced Design
viii)
Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer
MTech/ME in Mechanical, Electronics, Computer science, Electrical, Chemical or
Aerospace Engineering
MTech & PhD COURSE DETAIL
ENG(CMERI) 1-001
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
L-T-P-C : 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator: S. SenSharma
General Practices followed in Research – literature and data management;
Communication skills – writing and presentation;
Intellectual property rights;
Scientific ethics & Safety practices.
ENG(CMERI) 1-002
MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Pradipta Basu-Mandal
Linear Algebra: Linear independence, Orthogonality, Vector Spaces and their bases and dimensions, GramSchmidt method for orthogonal basis set, Orthogonal projections. Matrices, solution methods for linear
simultaneous equations, Eigenvalue problem.
Vector Analysis : Vector differentiation, Applications, Vector operators: Grad, Div and Curl. Vector integration &
related Integral Theorems, Applications. Cylindrical and Spherical Co-ordinate Systems.
Differential Equations: Linear ODEs of first and second orders, Linear second order equations, Applications. The
Laplace Transform, Applications. Fourier Series and Applications. Partial differential equations of first and
second orders. The Laplace and Wave Equations.
ENG(CMERI) 1-381
INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS SYSTEM
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Ranjit Ray & S.N. Shome
Overview: What is Mechatronics? Instrumentation and Control System.
Sensors & Transducers: Physical Principles & Basic mechanisms in sensor systems, performance
characteristics, Different type of Sensors and transducers based on principles – Position and Speed
Measurement, Stress and Strain Measurement, Temperature Measurement, Vibration and Acceleration
Measurement;
Actuators: Electromagnetic Principles, Motors – Electric, Hydraulics & Pneumatics;
Mathematical Modeling: State space representation, Model Linearization, Sate model from linear graphs, Bond
graphs, Modeling Electromechanical Systems. Structures and Materials, Modeling of Mechanical Systems for
Mechatronics Applications, Fluid Power, Using MATLAB SIMULINK for modeling and simulation Mechatronics
systems; Interfacing & Virtual Instrumentation..
ENG(CMERI) 1-382
ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEM
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: S. Nandy
Overview: What is Mechatronics? Instrumentation and Control System.
Sensors & Transducers: Physical Principles & Basic mechanisms in sensor systems, performance
characteristics, Different type of Sensors and transducers based on principles – Position and Speed
Measurement, Stress and Strain Measurement, Temperature Measurement, Vibration and Acceleration
Measurement;
Actuators: Electromagnetic Principles, Motors – Electric, Hydraulics & Pneumatics;
Mathematical Modeling: State space representation, Model Linearization, Sate model from linear graphs, Bond
graphs, Modeling Electromechanical Systems. Structures and Materials, Modeling of Mechanical Systems for
Mechatronics Applications, Fluid Power, Using MATLAB SIMULINK for modeling and simulation Mechatronics
systems; Interfacing & Virtual Instrumentation.
ENG(CMERI) 1-383
CAD & COMPUTER GRAPHICS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinator: Avik Chatterjee
Genesis of CAD, Simulation and Visualization, Concepts of CAE and Virtual Prototyping;
Geometric Object Modeling – Analytical Representation of Curves & Surfaces, Various Curves and Surfaces (BSpline, Bezier, NURBS), Intersection calculations, Assembly Modeling Techniques;
Computer Graphics: Linear algebra, Screen coordinates, Window coordinates, Graphics library, Rendering
pipeline architecture, Homogeneous coordinates & Transformation Matrices, Quaternion, Projection matrices,
Types of buffers, Display
Interpolation techniques, Lightning, Wireframe, Shading models, Texture mapping, Ray casting, Ray tracing,
Normal vectors, Evaluators & NURBS, Modeling of sculpture surface, selection and feedback, Concepts of
scenes and scene graphics, Hierarchical Modeling Concepts, Kinematic Simulation of an Hierarchical model,
Stereo Visualization.
ENG(CMERI) 1-384
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS & DEVICES
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Ms. Uma Datta & J. Roy Choudhury
Electric Circuits and Components
Network Theorems: Thevenin, Norton, Superposition, Maximum Power Transfer.
Circuit Analysis, Transformer, Impedance Matching, Grounding and Electrical Interference, Electrical Safety.
Semiconductor Electronics: Diodes and its’ application; Operation, characteristics : Three terminal devices –BJT, JFET, MOSFET; Four terminal devices- SCR, Diac, Triac;
Amplifiers using BJT, FET; Operational amplifiers
Modern devices: CMOS, MESFET, MODFET, HBT.
Computing: Number, system and code conversion, Logic gates, Boolean algebra,
Combinational / Sequential Logic circuits – Latch, RS-, JK-, T-, D-, Flip flops, Buffer Register,
Counters, Shift registers. Decoder, Encoder, MUX, DMUX, RAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM,
Programmable logic devices.
ENG(CMERI) 1-385
MACHINES & MECHANISMS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: P.S. Banerjee & Dr. R. Sen
Rotation and Plane motion of a rigid body.
Kinematic Pairs, Chains, Diagrams. Four Link Planar Mechanisms and their Inversions.
Grubler’s criterion and Grashof’s criterion.
Analysis of planar mechanisms – Graphical and Analytical methods
Synthesis of planar mechanisms – Motion, Path and Function generation problems - Graphical and Analytical
approaches
Introduction to Machine Elements – Cams, Gears, Brakes, Clutches etc
Cams – classification of cams and followers, nomenclature, description and analysis of follower motion, pressure
angle. Determination of basic dimensions, Synthesis of cam profiles – Graphical and Analytical methods.
Gears – terminology, fundamental law of gearing, involute profile. Interference and undercutting, Simple,
Compound and Epicyclic gear trains.
ENG(CMERI) 1-386
ROBOTICS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Soumen Sen & S.N. Shome
Robotics introduction; Classification and Components;
Rigid body transformation in R3; Homogeneous representation; Denavit-Hertenberg representation;
Forward and Inverse kinematics; Redundant and Non-redundant robots; Differential kinematics, velocities, and
their transformations; Geometric and analytical Jacobians; Manipulability, Isotropy and Workspace analysis;
Manipulator statics; Velocity-force duality; Recursive computation of velocities and accelerations; Manipulator
dynamics -Newton-Euler and Euler-Lagrange; Equation of motion;
Path planning in joint and task space; Obstacle avoidance and optimal planning; Review of robot control
methods;
Optimization in robotics; Human-robot interaction; joint and link flexibilities; Walking machines and Exoskeletons;
Robot hand and multifingered grasp, manipulation and control; Tendon driven manipulator.
ENG(CMERI) 1-387
MICROCONTROLLERS & EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: J. Roy Chaudhuri & Shikha
Introduction to embedded systems and architecture, System design using specification and modeling tools
Overview of embedded computing platforms; Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, DSP’s and SoC’s, Hardware –
Software design and partitioning
Design issues, consideration and trade–offs: Performance memory, power, timing, cost, and development time.
Memory hierarchy, System Interfaces and Communication with peripheral units, timers counters, Introduction to
Real-time system and Real-time Scheduling
Real – time software development: High level languages and Programming issues, Systems performance:
Networked embedded systems
Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial & Laboratory .
ENG(CMERI) 1-388
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING & APPLICATIONS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: J. Roy Choudhury & SRK Vadali
Elements of Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Advantages of Digital over Analog, Sampling Theorem.
Discrete Time Signals & Systems – Classification, Analysis of LT Systems, of LTI system Response to Arbitrary
Inputs, Causality & Stability; Correlation, Convolution, Finite & Infinite Impulse Response, Recursive & NonRecursive Systems, Difference Equations.
Z-Transform – Definition, Properties; Inverse-Z and Analysis in Z-domain.
Fourier Analysis – Continuous & Discrete-Time Fourier Series, Power Density Spectrum, Fourier Transform,
Frequency-Domain Characteristics of LTI Systems, DFT & Properties, Linear Filtering Using DFT, Frequency
Analysis Using DFT, Understanding FFT.
Digital Filter Design – Characteristics & Design of Filters.
Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial & Hands-on
ENG(CMERI) 1-389
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF SOLIDS
Course Coordinators: Dr. Somenath Mukherjee & Dr. Pradipta Basu-Mandal
Stress; Stress tensor, stress transformation, principal stresses. Equilibrium.
Strain; Linear strain components, Compatibility.
Constitutive Relations; Isotropic and orthotropic materials, Failure Theories.
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Two dimensional elasticity; Mohr’s Circle. Polar co-ordinates. Airy’s Stress Function for simple systems. Stress
concentration factors.
Stresses in pressure vessels and rotating discs.
Torsion of bars of various sections.
Beam bending; Deflections. Three Moment equation. Unsymmetric bending, bending stress and shear and shear
center.
Variational principles; Equilibrium- Virtual work and the Principle of Stationary Potential Energy, CompatibilityPrinciple of Stationary Complementary Energy, Castigliano’s Theorems, Applications.
Elastic Stability; Euler’s Bucking Load for columns. Energy methods, Stability of simple frames.
ENG(CMERI) 1-390
ADVANCED MECHANICS OF FLUIDS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Sudipta De & Dr. Satya Prakash
Equations of fluid mechanics, Exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations, Boundary layers, Approximate
methods for solving boundary layer equations, Boundary layer control, Axisymmetric and three-dimensional
boundary layers, Unsteady boundary layers, Stability Analysis, Transitional flows.
ENG(CMERI) 1-391
MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Pranab Samanta & Dr. Swarup Kumar Laha
Free vibrations and response of single-degree-of-freedom systems to harmonic, periodic and general excitations,
Energy dissipation and damping, Duhamel’s Convolution Integral for response to general time varying excitation.
Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems; Lagrange’s Equations. Free Vibration- The Eigenvalue Problem,
Orthogonality of Modal Vectors, Dynamic response by Modal Analysis. Rayleigh’s Quotient.
Distributed Systems; Exact solutions of free and forced vibrations of bars and beams (axial, torsional and
bending). Modal shapes and natural frequencies of continuous systems, Systems with lumped masses,
Rayleigh’s Principle
Approximate Methods; Transfer Matrix Methods, Holzer’s Method for Torsional Vibration, Myklestad’s Method for
bending vibration, Dunkerley’s Method, Modal Superposition Methods.
ENG(CMERI) 1-392
COMPUTER LAB-I
L-T-P-C : 1-1-2-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Surendra Kumar & Dr. Swarup Kumar Laha
The Solution of Nonlinear Equations: Iterative Methods, Fixed-Point Iteration, Newton-Raphson and Secant
Methods, Polynomial Equations Having Real Roots. Matrices and System of Linear Equations: The Solution of
Linear Systems by Elimination, Pivoting, Triangular Factorization, Eigenvalue Problem.
Approximation: Uniform Approximation by Polynomials, Data Fitting, Orthogonal Polynomials, Least-Squares
Approximation by Polynomials. Differentiation and Integration: Numerical Differentiation, Numerical Integration
and Associated Basic Rules, Gaussian Rules. The Solution of Differential Equations: Simple Difference
Equations, Numerical Integration by Taylor Series, Runge-Kutta Methods, Multistep Formulae, PredictorCorrector Methods. Computer programming and code development of the algorithms taught in class.
ENG(CMERI) 1-393
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Somenath Mukherjee & Dr. Pradipta Basu-Mandal
Matrix methods review; Stationary Principles, Rayleigh-Ritz and Hellinger-Reissner Methods. Virtual Work,
Governing Equations, Weighted Residual (Galerkin) Method and Weak Forms.
Formulations of one-dimensional elements (axial bar, the Euler beam) using Direct and Variational Methods.
Solutions to simple truss and frame problems.
Interpolation, C0 and C1 elements. Convergence requirements.
Isoparametric one and two-dimensional elements; Linear and Quadratic Timoshenko beam elements; shear
locking. Linear 2D plane stress /plane strain element; parasitic shear. Reduced integration.
Elementary theory of plates and plate elements; Mindlin and Kirchhoff element formulations, Concepts of locking.
Full, reduced and selective integration techniques.
Axisymmetric elements. The Best-fit paradigm of FEA.
ENG(CMERI) 1-394
ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF MECHANISMS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: P S Banerjee & S N Shome
Particle and Rigid Body Dynamics – Kinematics and Kinetics.
Rigid body rotation, Velocity and Acceleration analysis using Instantaneous Centre (IC) of velocity, Corioli’s
component of acceleration, Plane motion of a rigid body.
Kinematic Pairs, Kinematic Chains, Kinematic Diagrams, Four Link Planar Mechanisms and their Inversions
Kutzbach and Grubler’s criterion, Grashof’s criterion, Analysis of plane mechanisms – Graphical and Analytical
methods
Dimensional synthesis of mechanism; Motion, Path and Function generation, precision point approach,
Chebyshev spacing, three position synthesis, graphical and analytical approaches for four link mechanisms.
Development of simple algorithms and computer programs for solving typical problems on analysis and synthesis
of mechanisms.
ENG(CMERI) 1-395
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID FLOW & HEAT TRANSFER
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Prof. Gautam Biswas, Bittagopal Mondal & Dipankar Chatterjee
Discretisation procedure in Finite-difference and Finite-volume. Navier-Stokes, Energy equations. Staggered
rectilinear grids. Explicit methods : MAC, SMAC. Implicit Methods, SIMPLE and SIMPLER. Matrix methods,
conjugate gradient method, strongly Implicit Procedure. Grid-Generation:Algebraic, Transfinite, Poisson equation
methods. Finite-difference Navier-Stokes solution on nonorthogonal grids, transformation. Collocated grids.
Finite-volume methods on non-orthogonal grids. Turbulence modelling, k-e modeling.
ENG(CMERI) 1-396
COMPUTER LAB - II
L-T-P-C : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinators: Dr. Surendra Kumar, Avik Chatterjee and Dr. Satya Prakash Singh
Problem solving utilising application software like ANSYS, ADAMS, FLUENT etc.
ENG(CMERI) 2-381
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER VISION
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. S. Majumdar
Fundamentals of Computer Vision: Role of vision to achieve simple goals i.e. high level capabilities of vision
using cognitive processes, geometric models and low level capability for object perception, representation of
images.
Computer Vision Research and Application on image formation, camera model and camera calibration,
properties of projection, interaction of light and its modeling, perspective modeling, homogeneous coordinate,
lens equation, types of image digitizers and image digitizing components.
Feature Extraction, filtering and edge detection, fourier transform, texture primitives and texture as a pattern
recognition problem, wavelets and multiresolution processing including image pyramids, subband coding, Harr
Transform; multiresolution expansions and colour processing.
Tutorial on Matlab platform & Project
ENG(CMERI) 2-382
ROBOTICS AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: J. Roy Choudhury
Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Various Machine Learning Algorithms ,Pattern Reorganization,
Computer Vision, Fuzzy Expert System, Fuzzy Automata.
Fundamentals Of Robotics & Automation., Intelligent Robots, Control Systems and Components .
Robot Motion Analysis and Control,Robot End Effectors,tactile and vision sensors in robotics
Cognitive system for Human machine interaction.
Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial & Laboratory.
ENG(CMERI) 2-383
INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION & DATA FUSION
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. S. Majumdar
Sensors, Sensing, Model of Sensors & Process uncertainties
Introduction to estimation, estimation methods & relation between different estimators
State space modeling, LTI Systems & Kalman Filter & Extended Kalman Filter
Other Navigation Filters including Bayesian Filters, Information Filters, Particle Filter etc.
Various Sensors used in Robotics: Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Encoder, Laser, Ultrasonic Sensor, Camera,
Sonar, InfraRed Sensor, Tactile Sensor etc.
Multisensor Data Fusion Fundamentals; INS, GPS Aided Navigation & Data Fusion
Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial & Laboratory
ENG(CMERI) 2-384
MICRO SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Nagahanumaiah
Introduction: precision engineering; multi-scale product manufacturing paradigms. Micro- Nano Manufacturing:
MEMS foundry processes; micro-mechanical processes; regenerative techniques. Process Modelling: material
removal mechanisms; FEA and molecular dynamics based simulations. Design of Micro Machines: sources of
error; error mapping; precision drives and controls. Sensors for Precision Manufacturing: sensor systems for
process monitoring, multi sensor approaches, signal processing and machine vision systems. Precision
Metrology: definitions; laser interferometer; AFM; SEM; TEM. Micro Factory Concepts: micro assembly,
composite molding, micro robotics, geometric analysis, decision systems, process planning and micro factory
layout designs. Micro-nano systems engineering: module applications; micro-nano scale product design; case
studies for biomedical, sensors, and nano technology applications. Tutorial and Laboratory practices.
ENG(CMERI) 2-385
ADVANCED MATERIALS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: A. Chaudhuri
Basics: Mechanics of materials, mechanical properties, dislocation theory, mechanical testing methods, creep
and relaxation behaviour of common engineering materials
Advanced materials: Polymers, conductive polymers, ceramics, composites, nano-composites, smart materials,
high temperature materials, bearing materials, materials for sensors and actuators
Material characterization: Optical and X-ray spectroscopy, diffraction methods (X-ray diffraction, Crystallographic
texture measurements, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, EBSD, etc.), Atomic probe micro analysis (AFM),
Thermo gravity analysis
Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial & Laboratory
ENG(CMERI) 2-386
OPTIMAL CONTROL
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: S. Nandy
Introduction: Problem formulation, Mathematical model, Physical constraints, Form of optimal control,
Performance measures, Static optimization techniques.
Dynamic Programming and related topics: Introduction, Principle of optimality, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman
equation, Continuous linear regulator problems, Pontryagin’s maximum principle, Control with constraints, Time
optimal control, Optimal tracking control problem.
Variational Approaches: Calculus of variations, Fundamental concepts, Functionals, Euler’s equation,
Lagrangian, Variational approach, Optimal control law, Necessary conditions, Linear regulator & tracking
problems, Multi-variable optimization problem, Linear Quadratic Regulator.
Optimization Methods: Minimum time problems, Minimum control-effort problems, Kalman Filter, Non-linear
system optimization, Gradient optimization techniques, Steepest ascent and decent method, Rosenbrock’s
conjugate gradient method, David-Fletcher-Power method.
ENG(CMERI) 2-387
PRECISION MACHINE DESIGN
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. N.C. Murmu
Economics, project management and design philosophy, principles of accuracy, repeatability and resolution;
error budgeting.
Flexure design - linear and non-linear deflection, stiffness and strength, displacement vs force loads, material
considerations, fatigue failure and its prevention.
Bearings: rolling contact bearings, flexural bearings, gas bearings and magnetic bearings and design
engineering surfaces.
System design - manufacturing considerations, materials, structural design, joint design, support system and
kinematic coupling design, sensors, actuators and transmissions and system integration driven by functional
requirements and operating physics.
Mini Project – application of theory and heuristics to the design of precision mechanical systems.
Tutorial & Mini Project.
ENG(CMERI) 2-388
NUMERICAL METHODS & COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Partha Bhattacharya
Introduction, finite floating point arithmetic, catastrophic cancellation, chopping and rounding errors; Solution of
nonlinear equations; bisection, , Newton's & Muller's method, fixed point iteration;
Numerical optimization, Golden section search, Newton's method optimization; linear algebraic equations;
forward Gaussian elimination, pivoting, scaling, back substitution, LU-decomposition, norms and errors, condition
numbers, iterations, Newton's method for systems, computer implementation; Interpolation- Lagrange, Newton &
inverse ;
Numerical Integration; finite differences, Newton cotes, trapezoidal, Simpson's rule, extrapolation, Gaussian
quadrature; Numerical solution of ODE; Euler's method, Runge-Kutta method, multi-step methods, predictorcorrector methods, rates of convergence, global errors, algebraic and shooting methods, boundary value
problems, computer implementation.
ENG(CMERI) 2-389
ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Nagahanumaiah
Introduction: Electro-Mechanical systems and applications: design and analysis of micro-nano positioning
systems; ultra precision screw drives; Dual drive positioning systems; flexural joints; design and kinematics
analysis of parallel kinematics platforms. High Speed Power Sstems: Distributed loads in electro-mechanical
motion drives; Design and dynamic analysis of high speed spindle. Analysis and Synthesis of Fluid Mechanical
Systems: hydraulic actuators, micro fluidic flow problems, solving micro pump system design. Instrumentation:
sensors, actuators, encoders, servo mechanisms, laser interferometery and other position calibration techniques.
Future Trends: Tutorial & Laboratory practices.
ENG(CMERI) 2-390
ANALYTICAL MECHANICS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Somenath Mukherjee
Optimum Path: Fermat’s Principle, Brachistochrone Problem.
Calculus of Variation in Mechanics for Conservative Systems. Degrees of Freedom and the Configuration Space.
The Concept of Functionals and their Variations. Virtual work, the varied path. Hamilton’s Principle of Stationary
Action, Lagrange’s Equations of Motion.
Applications of Lagrange’s Equations: Equations of motion of multi-degree of freedom systems. Vibrations of
discrete systems (of lumped masses) and continuous elastic systems. Lagrange Multipliers for Constrained
Systems. Applications.
Hamiltonian Mechanics: The Legendre Transformations, Hamilton’s Cannonical Equations of Motion,
Applications.
Accelerating /rotating reference frames. Dynamics of rotation of rigid bodies.
Central force systems; Motion of satellites.
ENG(CMERI) 2-391
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-1-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Satya Prakash Singh
Fundamental concepts; strong form, weak form, Galerkin approximation; matrix equations, element and global
point of view; numerical integration – Gaussian quadrature; temporal discretization - generalized trapezoidal rule;
compressible and incompressible flows; implementation of the methods; issues related to high performance
computing.
ENG(CMERI) 2-392
NONLINEAR DYNAMICS & CHAOS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Pradipta Basu-Mandal
One-Dimensional Flows; Flows on the line & circle: Fixed Points and Stability, Linear Stability Analysis: UniformNonuniform Oscillator, Overdamped Pendulum.
Two-Dimensional Flows; Linear Systems with classifications, Phase plane; Phase Portraits, Fixed points and
Linearization, Conservative Systems, Reversible Systems. Limit Cycles, Poincare-Bendixson Theorem,
Relaxation Oscillations, Weakly Nonlinear Oscillations.
Bifurcations; Saddlenode, Transcritical, Pitchfork and Hopf Bifurcations.
One-Dimensional Maps; Stability of Fixed Points, Periodic Points, Poincare Map, Logistic Map, Dependence on
Initial Conditions.
Two-Dimensional Maps; Sinks, Sources and Saddles, Linear Maps, Coordinate Changes, Nonlinear Maps and
the Jacobian Matrix, Stable and Unstable Manifolds. Chaos in Two-Dimensional Maps; Lyapunov Exponents:
Numerical Calculation.
Chaos in Differential Equations; Lorenz Attractor, Lyapunov Exponents for Flows.
ENG(CMERI) 2-393
MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
L-T-P-C : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinators: Dr. Surendra Kumar
Introduction to Composite Materials, Classification of composites; Fibres and matrices; Manufacturing,
mechanical properties and applications of composites.
Stress-strain relationships for a unidirectional/bidirectional lamina; strengths, thermal and moisture expansion
coefficients.
Determination of physical and engineering properties of a unidirectional lamina from the individual properties of
the fiber and the matrix, fiber volume fraction, and fiber packing.
Determination of the elastic stiffnesses and mechanical loads on laminate based on the values of individual
laminae and the stacking sequence.
Failure Criteria for a unidirectional composite lamina and a laminate; Design of laminated composite and other
issues.
ENG(CMERI) 2-394
ROTOR DYNAMICS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Tapan Kr. Paul & Dr. S.K. Laha
Introduction to rotor dynamics. Flexural vibration & Torsional vibration. Critical speeds of rotors and response to
imbalance. Factors affecting them such as gyroscopic action, internal damping, fluid film bearing. Methods for
analysis such as Transfer Matrix, FEM etc. Bearing and Seals rotor dynamics. Stability of rotor systems.
Balancing of rotors. Concepts of condition monitoring and Signature analysis.
ENG(CMERI) 2-395
COMPRESSIBLE FLOW
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Sudipta De and Dr. T. Murugan
Brief review of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, Flow regimes, Governing equations of compressible fluid
flow, 1-D inviscid flows, Flow through nozzles and intakes, Mathematical theory of characteristics, Acoustic
waves, Normal and oblique shock waves, Unsteady wave motion, The shock tube and moving shock waves,
shock tube relations, Flow past wedge and aerofoil, Shock- Boundary layer interaction, Numerical techniques for
compressible flows.
ENG(CMERI) 2-396
F LOW THROUGH TURBO MACHINES
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. L.G. Das
Basic thermodynamics and fluid mechanics of turbo machines, dimension less performance characteristics,
cascade theory, concept of circulation, lift and drag, conformal transformation developing blade geometry,
isentropic flow analysis, axial flow turbine, radial flow turbine, selection of degree of reaction and effect on
efficiency, centrifugal compressor and pump, compressor surging,3-D through flow analysis of the combined
stator and rotor, performance prediction, cause & effect of secondary flow on the performance, effect of turbo
machine geometry and operation characteristics on the performance, off-design performance analysis.
ENG(CMERI) 2-397
FLUIDIZED BED DRYING
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. P.K. Chatterjee
Principle of fluidization, advantages & limitations, Thermal physical properties/Geldart classification, Heat transfer
in fludizied bed drying, Basic principles of drying/drying curves, effects of operating parameters,
batch/continuous/mechanically assisted fluidized bed dryer, Spouted bed dryer, Diffusion/kinetic/1-2-3 phase
models and design procedures.
ENG(CMERI) 2-398
FLUIDIZED BED COMBUSTION & GASIFICATION
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Malay Karmarkar and Chanchal Kr. Loha
Introduction - Fluidized bed equipment, Features of fluidized bed; Gasification and combustion - Theory, Effect of
operating parameters and feed properties. Gas cleaning, Design consideration, Application; Hydrodynamics –
Regimes of fluidization, Bubbling and fast fluidized beds, gas-solid flow structure, gas-solid mixing, Gas-solid
separators; Heat and mass transfer between fluid and solid; Modeling – equilibrium modeling, kinetic modeling,
CFD modeling in bubbling and circulating fluidized systems.
ENG(CMERI) 2-399
THERMODYNAMICS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Biplab Chowdhury
State of Equilibrium, First Law of Thermodynamics, Second Law and Entropy, Availability and Exergy,
Postulatory (Gibbsian)Thermodynamics, General Thermodynamic Relationships, Equations of State,
Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Fluids and Mixtures, Stability, Chemically Reacting Systems, Reaction
Direction and Chemical Equilibrium, Availability Analysis for Reacting Systems, Chemical Kinetics
ENG(CMERI) 2-400
PRINCIPLES OF CASTING SOLIDIFICATION
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Sudip Kr. Samanta
Thermodynamics of solidification; Single phase and alloy solidification; Cellular and Dendritic growth;
Mathematical analysis of redistribution of solute during solidification; mechanism of dendritic arm fragmentation,
dendritic to equiaxed globular grain transformation, alloying effect on solidification; Solidification of metallic
composite materials; diffusion kinetics; Fick's Law of diffusion, diffusion and phase transformation; Multiphase
flow Modelling of alloy solidification, Case studies.
ENG(CMERI) 2-401
CONVECTIVE HEAT & MASS TRANSFER
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Prof. Gautam Biswas and Dr. T. Murugan
Conservation equations, boundary layers, free convection, forced convection. Heat transfer in laminar and
turbulent, internal as well as external flows, mixed convection. Combined convection and radiation. Boiling and
Condensation. Molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficient. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer;
Applications.
ENG(CMERI) 2-402
TURBULENCE
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Prof. Gautam Biswas and Dr. T. Murugan
Origin of turbulence, Scales of turbulent motion, Correlation Functions, Kolmogorov Hypothesis and Probability
Density Function; Statistical description of turbulence, Experimental techniques, Classical Idealization of
Turbulent Flows; Vorticity Dynamics; Dynamics of Turbulent Kinetic Energy and Important Scaling Relations;
Mean flow equations and Reynolds stresses; Closure problem; Free and wall bounded shear flows, Space-time
correlations, Turbulent flows in pipes and channels, Laws of wall and fully developed turbulence; Spectral
dynamics, Modeling Concepts; Direct and Large Eddy Simulation;
ENG(CMERI) 2-403
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Partha Bhattacharya
Statistical Computing: Graphical representation, Frequency distribution, Measures of central tendency and
dispersion, Random variable - it’s expectation and variance, Probability models – Binomial-Poission-normal.
Bivariate Frequency Distributions. Scatter Diagram, Product Moment, Correlation coefficient with properties,
regression lines, correlation index and ratio, Spearman rank correlation. Multiple linear regression, multiple
correlation, partial correlation. Random sampling, expectations and standard error of sampling mean (without
derivation), expectation and standard error of sampling proportions.
Point of estimation of parameters, Maximum likelihood estimation, interval estimate of parameters, test of
significance based on t, F and CHI square distribution.
Large sample tests, Tests based on Pearsonian frequency CHI-square.
ENG(CMERI) 2-404
ADVANCED ELECTRICAL DRIVES
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: S. Sen Sharma
A.C. phase control circuits: Single phase AC voltage regulators and cycloconverters;
Power Inverters: Single phase bridge, three phase bridge and PWM inverters
Drives: Selection. Control and stability of electric drives.
D.C. motor controllers: Armature voltage control of separately exited DC shunts Motor; single quadrant, two
quadrant and four-quadrant operation; field current control, micro controller based control circuit for motor
control;
A.C motor controllers: Squirrel cage induction motor control, control-stator voltage control, V/F control, control of
wound rotor motor, slip power recovery D.C and AC servo motor controller; stepper motor controller; Brushless
DC motor controllers;
Drives for Electric and hybrid Vehicles.
ENG(CMERI) 2-405
INSTRUMENTATION & INDUSTRIAL CONTROL
L-T-P-C : 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinators: Shikha
Measurement systems: General concepts, Performance terms, static and dynamic characteristics, system
transfer function, system accuracy, sources of error.
Sensors & Transducers: Transducer Fundamentals, resistive, inductive, capacitive, piezoelectric, optoelectronic,
pressure, strain, torque, speed, chemical, temperature.
Smart sensors & Intelligent Instrumentation: Smart sensors and its categories; intelligent instrumentation
systems.
Programmable Logic Controllers: Construction Types, Hardware, Programming and Applications.
Industrial Communication in Process Control: Smart transmitters, Hardware and Software protocols, RS232,
Modbus, GPIB, HART, FF and other IEEE Standards.
Virtual Instrumentation: Graphical programming, loops and charts, arrays, clusters and graphs, case and
sequence structures, advantages of VI. Labview applications.
ENG(CMERI) 3-001
ADVANCED SELF STUDY
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: Concerned Faculties
Specialised advanced courses would be offered in consultation with the thesis supervisors and Doctoral Advisory
Committee (DAC).
ENG(CMERI) 3-002
PROJECT PROPOSAL - I
L-T-P-C : 0-1-2-2
Course Coordinators: Concerned Thesis supervisor(s)
Formulation of a project proposal in specified format in a holistic manner preferably candidate’s own research
work suitable for submission to appropriate funding agencies.
ENG(CMERI) 3-003
PROJECT PROPOSAL - II
L-T-P-C : 0-1-2-2
Course Coordinators: Concerned Thesis supervisor(s)
Formulation of a complete project proposal in specified format on the related subareas of candidate’s own
research work.
ENG(CMERI) 3-004
CSIR-800 SOCIETAL PROGRAMME
L-T-P-C : 0-0-8-4
Course Coordinators: Concerned Faculties
The students have to undertake a project in rural areas for 6-8 weeks in the line with CSIR-800 programme
which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million Indians by way of S&T inventions. The theme for the
project may be chosen from CSIR-800 documents and as per expertise available in the laboratory. Students will
select the topics in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC).
ENG(CMERI) 3-381
ADVANCED COMPUTER ORGANIZATION & ARCHITECTURE
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Partha Bhattacharya
Introduction of different Computer generations. Design Methodology: Introduction, CPU, registers, BUS, memory.
Processor Design: Processor organization, instruction sets, fixed point arithmetic. Control Design: Instruction
sequencing, Hardware control, micro-programmed control, minimizing microinstruction size. Memory
Organization: Memory technology, Virtual memory, high speed memories. I/O Systems: Programmed I/O, DMA
and interrupt, I/O processor. Computer Network: Communication Protocols, Circuit Switch, Message Switch and
Packed Switch, CDMA. LAN, WAN etc. communication devices, Cellular Network. Parallel processors, pipeline
structures, Vector Processor etc. Pipelined instruction units, Arithmetic pipelined design, Multifunction and array
pipelines, designing pipelined processor, Dynamic pipelined and re-configurability, Multiple vector task
dispatching.
ENG(CMERI) 3-382
APPLIED SOFTCOMPUTING
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Arup Nandi
Artificial neural network (ANN), Supervised and unsupervised learning of ANN, fuzzy logic, fuzzy membership
function distributions, fuzzy logic rules, fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy inference systems, Genetic-fuzzy system, rough
sets, The Hopfield Network; Support Vector Machines; Evolutionary algorithms, differential evolution, simulated
Annealing, antcolony optimisation, particle swarm optimisation, hybrid-system, engineering applications of
modeling and optimisation.
ENG(CMERI) 3-383
OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES IN ENGINEERING
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. Arup Nandi
Classical optimization methods, unconstrained minimization; Univariate, conjugate direction, gradient and
variable metric methods, constrained minimization, Feasible direction and projections. Integer and Geometric
programming, multi-objective optimization, genetic algorithms (GAs), multi-objective GA, simulated annealing
techniques, engineering applications.
ENG(CMERI) 3-384
LOW POWERED EMBEDDED SYSTEM DESIGN
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: J. Roy Choudhury
Hardware-software co-design, FSM and Timed automata, Modeling and design, Poware aware scheduling
techniques, SDL, SpecChart etc.
Architectural synthesis for DSP, Verification of digital systems - finite state automata, ù-automata, FSM;
Sampling theorem and digital signal sequence, Frequency response and FIR,DFT and FFT, Tools for DSP
Analysis and design, Decimation in time and frequency, FFT algorithms, discrete cosine transform;
DSP ASIC Design, Configurable Logic, Design Methodology of power aware systems, VLSI Implementation of
DSP Processors, Embedded systems Architecture and assembly instruction set; Adaptive Filters, The LMS
Algorithm, Adaptive Lattice Ladder Filters, Recursive Least Squares Lattice Ladder Algorithms.
ENG(CMERI) 3-385
COMPUTER AIDED METROLOGY AND MACHINE VISION
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. R. Sen
Precision, accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, contact and noncontact measurements, challenges of
temperature, probes and environment, uncertainty of measurements.
Co-ordinate Measuring Machine: construction, process, probing and software, error compensation and
alignment, prismatic component inspection, profile and surface measurement.
Application of Laser interferometer: Basics, flatness testing, surface contour test, scales and gratings, Moire
scales and Moire fringes, diffraction measurement technique.
Computer Aided Measurement Techniques: data acquisition, automatic inspection machines, knowledge based
system.
Vision based inspection system: Basics of image acquisition, Basics of machine vision, morphological operation
for shape analysis.
ENG(CMERI) 3-386
ADVANCED FLUID FILM BEARINGS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. N. C. Murmu
Basic equations of lubrication, analytical solution –finite difference and finite element methods, and application to
idealized hydrodynamic bearings.
Hydrodynamic instability, mechanism of hydrodynamic instability, oil whirl and stability.
Externally pressurized oil bearings – hydrostatic lubrication, fixed restrictors, circular step bearings, rectangular
thrust bearings and numerical solution
Gas lubricated bearings –governing equations, limiting solutions, slider bearings, externally pressurized gas
bearings, porous bearings and whirl instability in journal bearings.
Squeeze film bearing –parallel surface bearings, step bearings and some problems under squeeze film
lubrication.
Elastohydrodynamic lubrication, theoretical considerations, Grubin type solution, film thickness equations,
different EHL regimes.
ENG(CMERI) 3-387
WEAR OF MATERIALS & SURFACE MODIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGIES
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. N. C. Murmu
Surfaces and Substrates: Surface topography, physico-chemical aspects of solid surfaces, surface interactions.
elastic contacts, elastoplastic contacts and importance of substrate.
Friction and Wear: Laws of friction, mechanisms of friction, friction space, stiction, stick slip, surface temperature.
Abrasive wear, Adhesive wear, Erosion, Corrosive wear, Fatigue wear, Delamination of wear, and Fretting wear.
Applications: Wear Behavior of Engineering Materials, Metallic materials, Ceramics, Polymers and Industrial
applications.
Surface Modifications Techniques: Electro deposition, Flame spraying, Plasma spray, Physical vapour
deposition, Chemical vapour deposition, HIP surface treatments, Sol-gel coatings and Spin coating methods.
Lab Works, Tutorials and Mini Project.
ENG(CMERI) 3-388
FUNCTIONALIZATION OF SURFACE AND INTERFACES
OF BIOMATERIALS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. R. R. Sahoo
Introduction to biomaterials: Metallic, Ceramic, Polymeric, Composite, hydrogel, natural materials.
Characterization of materials, mechanical properties, thermal properties, surface properties and adhesion.
Biofunctionalization of Surfaces, Self-assembly, Polymer directed self-assembly of inorganic biomaterials –
Biomimetics; surface and intermolecular forces.
Surface modification, 2D and 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering; Materials for artificial blood vessels,
mechanical heart valves, breast implants, orthopedic joints, dental fillings, chin augmentation, devices such as
intravenous catheters and drug delivery vehicles, intra-ocular lenses, burn dressings, sutures,
Biomaterials for tissue replacement; biologically functional biomaterials; testing and clearance of biomaterials;
evaluation of biomaterials. Hip Joint Prosthesis Fixation: Problems and Possible Solutions, orthopedic implants.
ENG(CMERI) 3-389
NANOTRIBOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION TO
MICROSYSTEMS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. R. R. Sahoo
Introduction to Micro and Nanotribology. Overview of surface roughness, adhesion, friction, wear and lubrication.
Mechanisms of solid-solid adhesion, liquid medicated contact, lubrication approaches.
Characterization techniques – SFA, STM, AFM, Nanoindenter. Nanotribology, nanomechanics and material
characterization using AFM. Overview of surface imaging, adhesion, friction, wear, indentation and lubrication.
Metals, Ceramics, Self-Lubricating Films. Tribological Properties of Metallic and Ceramic Coatings. SelfAssembly for Controlling Hydrophobicity, Friction and Wear.
Nanotribology of microsystems, examples with tribological issues. Nanotribological studies of Microsystems’
materials and lubricants, superlubricity, Reversible adhesion etc.
Nanomechanics of Nanostructure, measurement of mechanical properties of Nanostructure, FEM analysis of
Nano-beams with roughness etc.
ENG(CMERI) 3-390
ADVANCED PASSIVE AND ACTIVE MAGNETIC BEARINGS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. Pranab Samanta
Introduction to PMB, basic principles, configurations, merits and demerits, modeling and simulation of PMB.
Electro-magnetics and mathematicl model of AMB, electromechanical structure and operating principles, stored
magnetic energy and force, radial magnetic bearing, unbalance pull force.
Basics of active control, introduction to magnetic bearing controls, active suspended machine, PID Control,
adjustment of PID gains, interference in two perpendicular axes, unbalance force and elimination.
Methodology for AMB suspended rotordynamics investigation,flexible rotor AMB characterization and control, two
axes system, four-axis and five axis systems.
Introduction to ferrofluid, principles, synthesis, characterization, ferrodydrodynamics, design of ferrofluid bearing.
Mini Project / Lab Works,Tutorial.
ENG(CMERI) 3-391
LATTICE BOLTZMANN AUTOMATA
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. Dipankar Chatterjee and Dr. Bittagopal Mondal
Introduction and Kinetics of Particles: Kinetic theory, Particle dynamics, Distribution function, Boltzmann
distribution. The Boltzmann Equation: Introduction to Micro, Macro and Mesoscopic Modeling, Lattice Gas
Cellular Automata (LGCA), From LGCA to LBM (Lattice Boltzmann Model), Boltzmann Transport Equation
(BTE), Derivation of LBM from BTE, Chapmann-Enskog Expansion, The BGK Approximation, One, Two and
Three dimensional Lattice Arrangements, Equilibrium Distribution Function.
The Diffusion Equation: Finite Difference Approximation, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Boundary Conditions, Two
Dimensional Heat Diffusion. The Advection-Diffusion Problem, Implementation of LBM for basic fluid flow and
heat transfer problems, Some advanced topics like turbulence, two phase flow, MHD etc.
ENG(CMERI) 3-392
ROBOTS WITH JOINT FLEXIBILITY: MECHANICS AND
CONTROL
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. Soumen Sen and S. Nandy
From Rigid to Flexible Robots, Joint flexibility, Stiffness/Impedance variability, Flexible Tendon Driven System,
Tendon Routing, Manipulator Statics and Stiffness, Explicit and Antagonistic stiffness variability, Tendon
manipulability, Stiffness Controllability, Dynamic model of flexible joint for serial robot, Singular perturbation
technique, Control methods for flexible joint robots, Feedback linearization technique, Cartesian Impedance
control, Simultaneous control of motion and stiffness in variable stiffness mechanisms.
New generation of human friendly robots, Macro/Mini actuation approach, Antagonistic actuation approach,
Variable stiffness in legged machines, exoskeletons and artificial prosthesis.
ENG(CMERI) 3-393
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA MINING
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. Ranjit Ray and D. Banerjee
Foundation of AI and history of AI intelligent agents, Searching for solutions, uniformed search strategies, Local
search for constrain satisfaction problems, Rule based deduction systems, Decision Support System, Data
Prediction , Sequence Discovery , Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic, Game Playing Data Mining, Knowledge
Representation & Reasons logical Agents, Resolution, Decision Theory, Classical planning problem, Language
of planning problems, planning with state – space search, Robot Motion Planning, Overview of machine learning,
Decision tree learning, Two layer artificial neural networks, Multi-layer artificial neural networks, Inductive logic
programming, Genetic algorithms, Genetic programming.
ENG(CMERI) 3-394
ADVANCED COMPUTER VISION
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. S. Majumdar
Review of Computer Vision Fundamentals
Model Fitting: Bilinear models, symmetric model, asymmetric model, classification, extrapolation, translation of
the data set.
Structure from Motion & Image Motion: Domain dependent & domain independent motion understanding, optical
flow-adjacency, depth and collision, surface orientation and edge detection, egomotion, understanding of image
sequences and probability theory for clustering.
Review of Bayes Theorem: Statistical decision theory, Bayes Theorem, Classifier Types-parametric,
nonparametric. Classifier training-supervised, unsupervised. Maximum likelihood estimation, Bayesian
estimation.
Object Recognition Pose Estimation using analytical or geometrical methods and learning based methods.
Object Tracking with adaptive background generation & shadow removal using single & multi camera tracking
techniques with common algorithms for filtering and data Association
Other topics include face recognition.
ENG(CMERI) 3-395
ADVANCED NAVIGATION & DATA FUSION
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. S. Majumdar
Review of Navigation Sensors & Navigation methods
Probabilistic modeling & its applications to Navigation & Data Fusion (Bayes Filter)
Feature detection & Representation & Map building
Data Association methods: Innovation Gate, Probabilistic Data Association, Joint Probabilistic Data Association,
Multiple Tracking, Correlation based method
Simultaneous Localization and Map Building: Theory & Application to Navigation, Multisensor data fusion
application, sonar, vision, laser radar, INS, GPS etc.
AI based Robotics, Qualitative Modeling Methods, Qualitative and Behavior based Navigation, Learning
Systems, Perception Modeling and its application to Robotics.
ENG(CMERI) 3-396
MOBILE ROBOTICS
L-T-P-C : 3-1-1-4
Course Coordinators: : D. Banerjee and S. Nandy
Basic Components & Modelling: Introduction, Design considerations, Key issues, Locomotion, Configurations
(Legged, Wheeled & Hybrid), Kinematics, Constraints, Dynamics.
Sensing & Perception: Sensors, Levels of integration & advantages, Smart Sensors, Interoceptive &
Exteroceptive sensors, Sensors for mobile robots (Dead reckoning, Heading, GPS, Vision, Motion sensors,
Range finders etc.), Modeling (Allan Variance), Feature extraction.
Navigation, Motion Planning & Control: The challenges of Navigation & Localization, Odometry and other dead
reckoning methods, Active beacon navigation system, Land mark navigation, Occupancy grids, Path planning,
Kalman Filter, SLAM Classical control methods (PID, FLC etc.), Obstacle Avoidance methods.
Advanced Robotics paradigms: Behavioural & Probabilistic Robotics.
ENG(CMERI) 3-397
ADVANCED ROBOT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
L-T-P-C : 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinators: : Dr. Soumen Sen and S. Nandy
Introduction to dynamics; Spatial velocity, acceleration and force; Transformations; Momentum and Inertia;
Equations of motion of multibody system and constrained motion; Robot kinematics, serial and parallel
manipulators, joint models; Forward and inverse dynamics of serial and parallel manipulators, Newton-Euler
algorithm, Euler-Lagrange algorithm, Robot-environment contact and impact; Multifingered hand and cooperative multi-manipulator kinematics and dynamics, internal forces and internal motion; Lyapunov stability
theory; Position control and trajectory tracking; Joint and task space control; Control of constrained manipulators;
Force and Impedance control; Dynamics of manipulator on mobile platform;
Modelling and dynamics of underwater robots/vehicles; Thrusters; Vehicle-manipulator dynamics; Control and
stability of AUV.
MTech & PhD Thesis Work
ENG(CMERI) 2-098
MTech DISSERTATION PART-I
L-T-P-C : 0-8-16-16
ENG(CMERI) 2-099
MTech DISSERTATION PART-II WITH VIVA VOCE
L-T-P-C : 0-8-16-16
ENG(CMERI) 3-099
PhD DISSERTATION WITH VIVA VOCE
L-T-P-C : --------
CSIR-CMMACS
ENG (CMMACS)- 1-001: Research Methodology : 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator: P Goswami
Introduction, Research terminology and scientific methods, different types and styles of
research, role of serendipity, creativity and innovation, Scientific and critical reasoning
skills, art of reading and understanding scientific papers, literature survey.
Measurements in research - primary and secondary data. Quantitative methods and data
analysis, Qualitative analysis, Communicating research results. Designing and
implementing a research project. Ethics in research, Plagiarism, Case studies.
Laboratory safety issues – lab, workshop, electrical, health & fire safety, safe disposal of
hazardous materials.
Role & importance of communication, Effective oral and written communication.
Technical report writing, Technical/R&D proposals, Research paper writing,
Dissertation/Thesis writing, Letter writing and official correspondence.
Oral
communication in meetings, seminars, group discussions; Use of modern aids; Making
technical presentations.
ENG(CMMACS)-2-416: Transport Phenomena: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator: Partha Sarathi Goswami
Introduction to engineering principles, units and dimensional analysis, overview of basic
mathematics (vectors, tensors etc).
Molecular and convective transports, Shell balances: Mass, Momentum and energy
balances, Navier Stokes equations, Potential and viscous flows.
Approximations in fluid mechanics: pseudo steady state and lubrication, inter-phase
transport coefficients, unsteady state microscopic balances for mass, momentum and
energy transport.
Recommended Books
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Bird, R.B, Stewart, W.E. and Lightfoot, E.N., Transport Phenomena, Wiley, 1994.
Denn, M.M, Process Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall, 1980.
Whitaker, S., Fundamental Principles of Heat Transfer, NewYork, Pergammon,
1997.
Cussler, E, L., Diffusion. Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems, Cambridge, 1985.
ENG(CMMACS)-2-417: Finite Element Method: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: P Seshu
Approximate solution of linear differential equations -- Weighted residual techniques.
Collocation, Least Squares and Galerkin methods. Use of piecewise continuous
approximation functions. Basis of Finite Element Method. Formulation of element level
equations and assembly into system level equations. One dimensional example
problems.
Elements of Variational calculus. Minimisation of a functional. Principle of minimum total
potential. Piecewise Rayleigh - Ritz method and FEM. Comparison with weighted
residual method.
Two dimensional finite element formulation. Isoparametry and numerical integration.
Finite element formulation for transient dynamic problems.
Algorithms for solution of equations.
Recommended Books
1. Bathe, K. J., Finite element procedures in Engineering Analysis, Prentice Hall of
India, 1990.
2. Cook R.D., Malkus. D. S., Plesha M. E. and Witt R. J, Concepts and Application of
Finite Element Analysis, 4th Ed., John Wiley, 2005.
3. Huebner K. H., Dewhirst D. D., Smith D. E. and Byrom T. G., The Finite Element
Method for Engineers, John Wiley, New York, 2004.
4. Reddy J. N., An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, 3rd Ed., Tata McGraw
Hill, New Delhi, 2005.
5. Seshu P., Finite Element Analysis, Prentice Hall of India, 2003.
6. Zienkiewicz, O. C., and K. Morgan, Finite elements and approximation, John
Wiley, 1983.
7. Zienkiewicz O. C, Taylor R. L. and Zhu J Z., The Finite Element Method: Its Basis
and Fundamentals, 6th Ed., Elsevier, 2005
ENG(CMMACS)-2-418: Statistical and Computational Methods: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator: N K Indira
Basic Concepts: Discrete and continuous data, Sample and Population, Events and
Probability, Frequency, Table and Frequency distribution, Random variable and
expectations, Measures of central tendency, dispersion and coefficient of variation,
Moments and moment generating functions.
Regression and Correlation: Linear regression analysis, Nonlinear regression analysis,
Multiple regression Correlations.
Probability and probability distributions: Discrete probability distributions and Continuous
Probability distributions.
Classical Time series analysis: Measurement of trend, Measurement of seasonal
fluctuations, Measurement of cyclic fluctuations.
Stochastic time series analysis: System definition, System analysis, Model formulation,
Modelling procedure, Estimation and validation.
Correlation systems: Principal component analysis, Factor analysis. Analysis of variance.
One way classification and Two way classification. Statistical analysis and hypothesis
testing. Sampling and sampling distributions, Parametric estimation, Tests of hypothesis,
Nonparametric method.
Recommended Books:
1. Goon,A.M.; Gupta, M.K. And Dasgupta, B. An Outline of statistical theory.
2. Goon,A.M.; Gupta, M.K. And Dasgupta, B. Fundamentals of Statistics.
3. Hogg,R.V. And Craig,A.T. Introduction of mathematical statistics.
4. Box, G.E.P and Jenkins, G.M Time series analysis forecasting and control
5. Fulury, B.Common Principal component and related multivariate models
6. Nelson, C.R. Applied time series for forecasting
7. Irving W.B. Applied Statistical methods
8. Patel J.K.; kapadia,C.H. And Owen D.B Handbook of statistical distributions
9. Mood, A.M; Graybill, G.C Introduction to the theory of statistics
ENG(CMMACS)-2-419: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) theory and it
applications: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator Sridevi Jade
Introduction to GNSS geodesy, GNSS theory, GNSS reference frames, sources of errors
and correction, positioning using GNSS observables, GNSS data collection, data
processing and analysis, GNSS applications for Geoscience, Modelling of GNSS derived
surface deformation.
Introduction to GNSS geodesy covers the state of art on Global Navigation Satellite
systems, its components, geodesy, Military and Civil applications. GNSS reference
frames: Introduction to celestial and terrestrial reference frames, Earth Centered Earth
fixed reference frame and earths pole of rotation. Sources of errors and corrections:
Introduction of positioning using GNSS satellites, errors involved covering orbit, clock
errors, troposphere and ionosphere errors, miscellaneous errors. Positioning using
GNSS observables: To determine the precise position and time, error correction,
different types of positioning. GNSS data and processing theory: Models involved in data
processing and analysis. GNSS applications to Geoscience: Surveying, continental
deformation studies, landslide hazard mapping, Glacier dynamics, Volcano deformation,
troposphere and ionosphere modeling, InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture
Radar), GIS (Geographical Information System) etc. Modelling of GNSS deformation:
brief introduction of different kind of modeling techniques that are currently being used.
Recommended Books:
1. GPS Theory and Practice – B. Hofmann-Wellenhof, H. Lichtenegger and J.Collins
2. Introduction to GPS – Ahmed E1-Rabbany
3. Principles of GPS – P.S. Dhunta
4. Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications I & II Parkinson and Spilker
5. GPS Satellite Surveying – Leick
ENG(CMMACS)-2-420: Principles and Techniques of Mathematical Modelling: 2-10-3
Course Coordinators: V Y Mudkavi
This course will provide an overview of principles and techniques of mathematical
modelling used by engineers and scientists with a bias to fluid mechanics. The following
topics will be discussed:
1. Mathematical modelling. What is modelling? Properties of a model. Why do we
model? Some examples. The four paradigms and relevance of modelling.
2. Order of magnitude analysis. Dimensional arguments.
3. Complex variable. Power series. Branch points.
4. Vectors and tensors. Linear vector spaces. Matrix theory.
5. Vector fields, their Divergence and Curl. Classification and representation of
vector fields.
6. Numerical methods. Numerical differentiation and integration. Interpolation. Initial
and boundary value problems. Euler and Runge-Kutta methods. Multi-step
methods.
7. Dynamics: Geometric ideas.
8. Model equations in fluid mechanics.
Recommended Books
1. Bender, E. A. An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling. John Wiley and Sons.
1978.
2. Goldreich, P., Mahajan, S., Phinney, S. Order-of-Magnitute Physics:
Understanding the Wold with Dimensional Analysis, Educated Guesswork, and
White Lies. 1999.
3. Nearing,
J.
Mathematical
Tools
for
Physics.
www.physics.miami.edu/nearing/mathmethods/. 2003.
4. Koonin, S. E. Computational Physics. Benjamin/Cummings. 1986.
5. Golub, G. H., Ortega, J. M. Scientific Computing and Differential Equations: An
Introduction to Numerical Methods. Academic Press. 1992.
6. Aris, R. Mathematical Modelling Techniques. Dover. 1995.
7. Abraham, R. H., Shaw, C. D. Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior. AddisonWesley. 1992.
8. Aris, R. Vectors, Tensors and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics. Dover.
1962.
ENG(CMMACS)-2-421: High Performance Scientific Computing: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator : G K Patra
Modern computer architectures, Programming and Tuning Software, Shared-Memory
Parallel Processors, Scalable Parallel Processing, Scientific data formats, Open source
application software
Basic concepts in parallel computing, parallel algorithms, Introduction to message
passing and MPI programming, embarrassingly parallel problems, Problem
decomposition, graph partitioning, and load balancing, introduction to shared memory
and OpenMP programming techniques, parallel direct and iterative methods,
programming on different parallel architectures, applications relevant fields, Debuggers
HPC best practices, Linux shell programming, sequential programming, compiler
optimization, Multi-processor parallel programming, benchmarking and performance
evaluation on different architecture, Visualization of different data formats.
Recommended Books
1. High Performance Computing, Kevin Dowd, O'Reilly Series, 1993.
2. Introduction to High-Performance Scientific Computing ©2010 (Victor Eijkhout)
3. High Performance Computing For Dummies, Douglas Eadline, Wiley Publishing,
Inc.
4. High Performance Computing: Paradigm and Infrastructure, L. Yang and M. Guo,
ohn Wiley.
5. Designing and Building Parallel Programs, Ian Foster, Addison Wesley, 1995
6. MPI: The Complete Reference, Marc Snir, Steve Otto, Steven Huss-Lederman,
David Walker, Jack Dongarra, The MIT press, 1996
7. How to write Parallel Programs, A first Course, By Nicholas Carriero and David
Gelernter, The MIT press, 1992
ENG(CMMACS)-2-422: Nonlinear Dynamics: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator : T R Ramamohan
Introduction/Phase Space, Plane and Portraits : Linear Systems and their
classification;Existence and uniqueness of solutions; Fixed points and linearization;
Stablility of equilibria; Pendulum Oscillator,Dufing oscillator,Lindstedt`s method;
Conservative and reversible systems.
Limit cycles: The Van der Pol oscillator, Method of averaging; Relaxation oscillators;
Weakly Nonlinear Oscillators; Forced Duffing oscillator, method of multiple scales;
Forced Van der Pol oscillator,entrainment, Mathieu`s equation, Floquet Theory,
Harmonic Balance.
Bifurcations: Saddle-node,transcritical,and pitchfork bifurcations; Center manifold
theory; Hopf bifurcation; Global bifurcations; and Poincare maps.
Chaotic Dynamics : Lorentz equations; Lorentz map ; Logistic map; Lyanpunov
Exponents; Fractal sets and their dimensions; Box ,point wise and correlation
dimensions; Strange attractors; Forced two-well oscillators
Time Series Analysis: State space approach
Recommended Books
1. Julien C.Sprott , “Chaos and Time-series Analysis”, Oxford University Press 2003;
2. Mark Shelhamer, “Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology: a State Space Approach”,
World Scientific, 2007
3. Edward Ott, “Chaos in Dynamical Systems”, Cambridge University Press, 1993
4. K.T.Alligood, T.D.Sauer, and J.A.Yorke, “CHAOS-An introduction to Dynamical
Systems”, Springer, 1996
5. Steven H. Strogatz, “Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos” Indian edition published by
Levant books, 2007
ENG(CMMACS)-2-423: Applied Computational Methods: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator : V Senthilkumar
Ordinary Differential Equations:
Initial Value Problems: Single step methods, Multi step methods
Boundary Value Problems: Shooting Method, Finite Difference Methods, Finite Element
Method
Partial Differential Equations:
Finite Difference Discretization, Finite difference treatment of 2nd order nonlinear PDE of
parabolic, elliptic types, Hyperbolic problems
Higher Order Methods: Spectral Method, Pesudospectral Method
Recommended Books:
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Numerical Methods for Scientific and Engineering Computation– M.K.Jain,
S.R.K.Iyengar and R.K.Jain, New Age International Publishers
Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations– M.K.Jain,
S.R.K.Iyengar and R.K.Jain, New Age International Publishers
Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists- Joe D. Hoffman, McGraw-Hill,
Inc
ENG(CMMACS): 2-424: Numerical Analysis and Fortran Programming: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : P S Swathi
This is a programming-intensive course which will make the students write Fortran codes
for numerical analysis topics. There is no separate lab component. Programming
assignments will be integral to the course and not considered as lab assignments.
The topics covered will include: Basics of computer floating point arithmetic, Fortran
programming and debugging, Taylor series, solution of algebraic equation, linear
systems – direct and iterative methods, eigen value problems, least squares and
singular value decomposition, interpolation and extrapolation, numerical differentiation
and integration, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations
ENG(CMMACS)- 3-001: Advanced Self Study:0-2-4-4
Aims to train the student on learning, on one's own, topics that are not formally taught in
a course. This would involve primarily three components - collection of relevant literature
on a chosen topic, organization of relevant material into a written report based on
candidate's own critical understanding and finally presentation of the findings in front of
wide audience in the form of a seminar. Thus communication skills are also expected to
be honed up (4 credits)
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
ENG(CMMACS)-4-001: CSIR-800 Societal Programme: 0-0-8-4
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line with CSIR800 programme which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million Indians by way
of S & T inventions. The theme for the project may be chosen from CSIR-800
document and as per expertise available at individual laboratory. Students will choose
the topics in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC).
Course Coordinator: Dr P Goswami / Dr Ehrlich Desa
ENG(CMMACS)-4-002: Project proposal writing: 0-1-6-4
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by selecting
topics of high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review,
methodologies, recommendations etc. (2 credits each)
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
CSIR-CSIO
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-001:1-1-0-2: Research Methodology
Course Coordinator: Dr HK Sardana
Introduction to Research: Importance, study of literature, defining research
problem, hypothesis formulation, experimental design
Data Collection and Measurement: Methods and techniques, probability and
probability distributions, sampling and sampling designs
Data Analysis: Testing of hypothesis, statistical tests and analysis, data
interpretation, multivariate analysis, model building, forecasting methods
Report writing and Presentation: Ethics in research, Plagiarism, substance of
reports, formats, referencing, oral presentation skills
General practices followed in Research – literature and data management,
Safety practices in the laboratory, Intellectual property rights (IPR).
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-311:3-1-0-3: Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
Course Coordinator: Dr GS Singh
Calculus: Differential Calculus, Partial differentiation, Integral Calculus, Multiple
integrals, Vector Calculus
Complex Analysis: Complex numbers and functions, Matrices, Calculus of Complex
Functions.
Differential Equations: Differential equations of first order, linear differential
equations, Differential equations of different type, series solution of differential
equations and special functions, partial differential equations.
Series & Transforms: Series, transforms, and complex transforms.
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-3-001:0-2-4-4: Advanced Self Study
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
The main focus of this course is to encourage self-learning in the niche areas of the
candidate’s interest. The candidate is expected to do an extensive literature survey in
the chosen research area and submit an written report of the work and present the
work to group of experts in the form of a seminar.
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-001:0-1-6-4: Project proposal writing
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by selecting
topics of high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review,
methodologies, recommendations etc. (2 credits each)
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-002:0-0-8-4: CSIR-800 Societal Programme
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line with
CSIR-800 programme which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million
Indians by way of S & T inventions. The theme for the project may be chosen from
CSIR-800 document and as per expertise available at individual laboratory.
Students will choose the topics in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee
(DAC).
ENG(CSIO)-1-486:3-1-0-3: Circuit Theory and Electronic Devices
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
Electric circuits and components: Introduction, basic electrical elements – resistor, capacitor,
inductor, Kirchhoff’s laws, voltage and current sources and meters, network theorems, AC/DC
circuit analysis, transformer, impedance matching, grounding and electrical interference.
Semiconductor electronics: Junction diode, Zener diode, analysis of diode circuit, three terminal
devices - BJT, JFET, MOSFET, four terminal devices, SCR, DIAC,TRIAC, photo devices - photo
diodes, photo transistors, LED, LCD, opto-isolator and opto-couplers, amplifiers: BJT, FET
amplifier, single stage, multistage power amplifiers – class A, B, C and D amplifiers, operational
amplifiers: specifications, characteristics and applications.
Introduction to computing: Number system and code conversion, logic gates, Boolean algebra,
combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits – latch, RS, JK, T, D flip flops, shift
registers, counters, digital building blocks: decoder, encoder, MUX, DMUX, A/D, D/A
converters, memories, programmable logic devices, microprocessors, microcontrollers, Display
devices.
Power devices: Construction, rating, characteristics and applications of SCR, TRIAC, IGBT.
ENG(CSIO)-1-487:3-1-0-3:Mechanisms, Materials and Manufacturing
Course Coordinator: AD Kaul
Mechanical systems: Types of motion, kinematic chains, freedom and constraints, slider-crank
mechanisms, machine elements.
Materials and Processing: Engineering materials, machining processes: conventional, special
purpose machines
Measurements & Instruments: Mechanical engineering measurements & instruments: linear,
angular, and surface measurements, force, temperature.
ENG(CSIO)-2-486:3-1-0-3: Signal Processing
Course Coordinator: Dr Amod Kumar
Signals and Systems, Continuous time signals, sampling theorem, discrete time signals and
systems, classification
Transforms, Analysis and Filters, Analysis of linear systems, correlation of discrete time signals,
frequency domain analysis, DFT, FFT, z-transform, IIR/FIR digital filter design, basics of DSP
processors
Signal processing in instrumentation, case studies.
ENG(CSIO)-2-487:3-1-0-3: Computer Aided Design and Simulation
Course Coordinator: AD Kaul
Introduction to Optical Design: Paraxial Optics, Geometrical Optics, Wave Optics, Finite ray
tracing, Merit Function and its General Features, Numerical Minimization Methods of Merit
Function, Minimization Subject to Constraints.
Design of Popular Optical Systems: Telescopes: Refractive & Reflecting, CCD Camera Optics,
HUD Optics
Computer Aided Design for PCB layout: Analog, Digital & Mixed signals, Ground and Power
Supply requirements; Active and Passive components behaviour; mixed signal simulation.
System Ruggedisation Fundamentals: Environmental Parameters, Thermal analysis and EMI
Fundamentals.
Introduction to CAD/CAE/Simulation: Hardware and Software in CAD/CAE applications;
graphics input and output devices; Introduction to 2D, 3D drawings and projections.
Modelling approaches: Geometric modelling, Wire frame modelling, Part modelling, Assembly
modelling, Sheet metal modelling, Rendering and Visualisation.
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis: Static, Frequency & Thermal Analysis
ENG(CSIO)-2-488: 3-0-0-3: Human Physiology
Course Coordinator: Dr Viren Sardana
Cell and Tissue: Introduction to cell, multicellular organization, basic structure and organization
of cell, cell organelles, tissue structure, types of tissue.
Cardiovascular system: Anatomy of cardiovascular system, cardiac muscle, electrical conduction
in heart, brief introduction to ECG/EKG, types of circulation, working of heart and cardiac cycle.
Respiratory system: Anatomy of respiratory system, gas exchange, physiology of respiration,
spirometry, respiratory volumes and capacities.
Digestive system: Anatomy of digestive system, process of digestion, absorption and excretion,
role of digestive enzymes and juices, hepatobiliary system.
Nervous and endocrine system: Anatomy of nervous system and endocrine system, action
potential, division of nervous system, nerve tissue, transmission across synapse, reflexes, neural
control of different major body stems, sleep cycle, special senses (eye, ear, smell), role of
hypothalamus, pituitary, different hormones and their role.
Musculoskeletal system: Types of muscles, muscle contraction physiology, types of bones, bone
macro and micro anatomy, bones in body, cartilage types, joints types, movement at joints,
fracture types and healing.
Urinary system: Anatomy of renal system, working of the kidneys, process of urine
concentration and bladder control, maintenance of acid-base balance.
Immune system: Immunity, Types of immunity, components of Immune system, antibodies,
antigen, blood groups, detection of antigen/antibody as basis of disease diagnostics.
ENG(CSIO)-3-486:3-0-2-4: Digital Image Processing
Course Coordinator: Dr HK Sardana
Introduction: Elements of visual perceptions, digital Image sensing, sampling and quantization,
digital image representation, basic relationship between pixels, elements of digital image
processing system.
Image transforms: Discrete Fourier transform and properties, separable image transforms, image
enhancement. Wavelet transforms.
Restoration and Reconstruction: Image restoration, image segmentation, image reconstruction
from projections.
Statistical pattern recognition: Cluster analysis, feature selection & extraction, syntactic pattern
recognition: stochastic languages, problem solving methods for pattern recognition.
Case studies: Medical image processing, colour image processing, thermal image processing.
ENG(CSIO)-3-487:3-0-2-4: Statistical Analysis & Machine Intelligence
Course Coordinator: Dr HK Sardana
Statistical Analysis: Statistics In Research, Common Terms in Statistics, Constraints in
Research, Population and Sample, Choosing Appropriate Sample Size, Sampling, Errors in
Sampling, Data Collection, Bias in Statistics, Data representation, Types of Data, Data Analysis,
Measures of Central Tendency, Standard deviation, Variance, Standard Error of Means, Gaussian
Distribution, Normal Distribution Curve, Skewness, Tests of Significance –t/z/ANOVA, chi
square test, correlation and regression analysis.
Applied Machine Learning: Linear algebra revisited, ML Tools, Introduction to Machine
Learning –Supervised Vs. Unsupervised Learning, Linear regression, Logistic regression,
Regularization, Neural networks- Representation and Learning, Machine Learning System
Design, Support Vector Machines, Clustering, Dimensionality reduction, Anomaly detection,
Recommender systems, Large scale machine learning, Applications- enose, iTongue, cancer, Iris,
Boston housing, sonar, wine etc .
Hybrid systems: Uncertainty and imprecision, fuzzy systems, linguistic rules, approximate
reasons, neuro-fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms and evolving neural networks, applications in
control, inspection, monitoring, forecasting, recognition and diagnosis, Applications/Case
Studies: Engineering design optimisation, optimiser behaviour evaluation through stochastic
analysis, performance analysis, optical design and engineering, mechatronic products, agro
applications.
ENG(CSIO)-3-488:3-0-2-4:Biological Control Systems
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
Introduction: Control systems, transfer functions, mathematical approaches, system stability,
feedback concept and stability analysis, Biological control system, comparison with engineering
control, transfer of various bio-chemicals between compartments, biological receptors and
actuators, characteristics, transfer function model, bio-feedback mechanism.
Regulation: Regulation of acid-base balance, regulation of extra cellular water and electrolytes,
process controls-cardiac rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and blood glucose regulation.
Endocrine control, Pharmaco modelling-drug distribution system, regulation of interstitial fluid
volume. CO2 regulations.
Modelling of Human Systems: Modelling of human cardiovascular system, respiratory system,
thermal regulatory system, etc, parameters involved, control system models etc, heat loss from the
body, model of heat transfer between subsystems of human body like skin, core, body in relation
to environment.
Bio-mechanics: Muscle behaviour to excitation & EMG analysis, stiff leg gait model, Gait
pattern in terms of step size, Step frequency, Comfortable walking & gait behaviour during
exercise. Heat-lung information pathways under normal and exercise conditions in terms of O2
and CO2 balance.
Hearing and Vision System: Information pathways for various sensory organs such as hearing,
vision, smell, etc. Skull position & velocity sensing, auditory cupila dynamics, time & frequency
response characteristics, papillary dynamics for optimum flux density as retina, cilliary muscles
control, transient response, eye tracking problem and various information pathways, etc.
ENG(CSIO)-3-489:3-0-2-4: Bio Instrumentation
Course Coordinator: Dr Amod Kumar
Introduction - Cellular organization: Cell, Action potential of cell, Transport of substances
across biological membrane.
Cardiovascular system: heart, arterial and venous system, blood, cardiac cycle. Basics of ECG,
PCG. Measurement of blood pressure by direct and indirect methods. Plethysmography.
Defibrillators: DC defibrillators, AC defibrillators of capacitance discharge and delay line
capacitance discharge with basic circuit diagrams. Types of electrodes and their features.
Cardiac pacemakers: Asynchronous and Synchronous (demand) Mode of operation. External
and
Implantable Asynchronous pace makers. Working Principles, modes of triggering.
Respiratory system: Trachea and Lungs. Respiratory Physiology. Spirometry, Ventilators.
Nervous system and special senses: Nerve physiology. Basics of EEG. Electrodes used for
measurement of EEG.
Skeletal system: Classification of Bones, Joints and Muscles- Structure and function. Basics of
EMG.
Bipotential Electrodes: Electrode electrolyte interface, half cell potential polarization , electrode
skin interface and motion artefact. Types of electrodes. Micro electrodes.
Miscellaneous: Hearing aids, Heamodialysers- types of exchangers. Lasers in Surgery, Principles
and applications of Endoscopes.
Electrical hazards in hospitals: Patient electrical safety, types of hazards, patient isolation,
physical effects of current, let – go – current, Micro shocks, different ways for electrical accident
to
occur, safety instruction circuits, electrical grounding & effects.
ENG(CSIO)-3-490:3-0-2-4: Agri-Physics and Agro Control Systems
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
Measurement techniques and instruments for various agri-parameters such as pH, electrical
conductivity, moisture content, temperature, relative humidity, viscosity/ consistency, rheology,
heat transfer coefficient, visco-elastic behaviour, etc.
Modelling of key agri-processes such as material carrier, extraction, clarification, concentration,
crystallisation, drying etc. Typical case studies of level control, consistency control, bio-chemical
reactions based on material balance, heat balance, population balance, etc.
Instrumentation & control for various unit processes such as precision farming, cultivation under
controlled atmosphere, photosynthesis, crop health monitoring, pesticide estimation, soil
mapping, light flux density, etc.
Case studies of some key agro-based industries in terms of instrumentation & control : automatic
grading & sorting of fruits / vegetables, controlled environment storage system (seed potatoes),
Juice clarification, evaporation and crystallisation process in cane sugar industry, instrumentation
in tea processing such as withering, rolling/CTC, fermentation, drying, etc. Mushroom cultivation
in environmentally controlled cropping houses, control system realisation, algorithm development
(PID, PD2T2), tuning of controller, performance evaluation, identification techniques.
ENG(CSIO)-3-491:3-0-2-4: Agro Mechanical Systems
Course Coordinator: VPS Kalsi
Agriculture Parametric Study: Field measurements, Soil dynamics & water resources,
Agriculture field engineering, Pre & Post harvesting
Agriculture Engineering: Elements of machine design, Computer aided design, simulation &
analysis, instrumentation & process control
Farm Machinery: Tractor system & control, Production technology for agriculture machinery,
Tractor mounted gadgets for pre & post harvesting, Resources of Irrigation, Conveyor systems,
Grading & Sorting of fruits & vegetables, Storage chambers, Chilling, Humidification & Aeration
units, Processing system (solar drying, juice extraction , clarification , filtration), Control valves
& actuators, Material characterization
Agriculture Economics: Agro environmental science, Principle of ergonomics & safety, Human
engineering & safety, Precision farming & natural resource farming
ENG(CSIO)-3-492:3-0-2-4: Optical Instrumentation
Course Coordinator: Dr GS Singh
Geometrical Optics: Optical Components: Lenses, Mirrors, Prisms; Diffraction Gratings, Optical
System Layout, Basics of Lens Design, Zoom Lenses, Mirror and Catadioptric Systems, Optical
Specifications and Tolerances
Physical Optics: Apertures and Diffraction, Wave Aberrations and MTF, Fourier Optics &
Optical Signal Processing; Diffractive Optics, Quantum Optics
Optical Materials & Coatings: Optical Glass, Plastics, IR Materials, Anti Reflection Coatings,
Reflection Coatings, Interference Filters
Radiometry and Photometry: The Inverse Square Law; Intensity; Radiance and Lambert’s Law;
the Radiometry of Images, Blackbody Radiation, Photometry, Illumination Devices
ENG(CSIO)-3-493:3-0-2-4: Opto-Mechanical Systems
Course Coordinator: Dr SV Ramagopal
Module – i: Optical fabrication & metrology
Optical materials, optical shop supplies, tools & fixtures, optical processors, optical processing,
optical shop testing.
Module – ii : Opto-mechanics: design, fabrication & metrology
Opto-mechanical design process, environmental influences, mounting individual lenses, mounting
multiple lenses.
Module –iii : Display technology
Principles, Emergent Technologies, Application Areas for Display Devices Including CRT,
LCDs, Reflective Displays, Emissive Devices (OLEDs), Plasma Displays, Scanned Laser
Displays, Digital Micro-mirror Devices. Fundamentals of Light & Vision, Display Electronics &
Calibration; Display Measurement: Concepts, Techniques, And Instrumentation; Commercial,
Industrial & Military Standards For Testing of SW & HW; Environmental & Performance Testing
Parameters & Standards For Display Systems
CSIR-IICT
PES 611: Numerical methods and Process Modeling : 3 Credits
Fundamentals of mathematical modeling
Chemical Process Modeling
Numerical methods
Process optimization
Process simulation using Software Packages
PES 612: Advanced Separation Processes : 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Separation Processes
Binary Separation Processes
Multi-component Separation Processes
Rate Based Separations
Hybrid Separations
Reactive Separations
PES 613 : Reaction Technology : 3 Credits
Homogeneous reactor design and analysis: Non-ideal reactors
Heterogeneous reactors for fluid-fluid systems: Kinetic evaluation and design
Heterogeneous reactors for fluid-solid systems: Kinetic evaluation and design
Novel Reactor Configurations
PES 711 : Process Engineering : 4 Credits
Process Route Selection
Process Flow sheeting
Process optimization
Process Equipment Design
Advanced Process Engineering Concepts
PES 614 : Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics : 3 Credits
Basic concepts of thermodynamics
Solution thermodynamics: Properties of mixtures
Phase equilibria: VLE, LLE, VLLE, SLE
Chemical reaction equilibria: Multi-reaction equilibria
Introduction to molecular and statistical thermodynamics
PES 621 : Advanced Process Design : 3 Credits
Heat transfer equipment design
Mass transfer Equipment design
Reactor design
Process Instrumentation
Process Safety and Hazard analysis
Computer Aided Process Design
PES 622 : Advanced Process Optimization : 3 Credits
Unconstrained Optimization – single variable and multivariable
Linear programming
Nonlinear programming with constraints
Mixed Integer Programming
Global optimization
Optimization of heat transfer applications
Optimization of separation processes
Optimization for Chemical Reactor Design and Operation
PES 721 : Process Integration and Intensification : 4 Credits
Introduction to process integration and intensification
Heat Exchange Network Synthesis
Mass Exchange Network Synthesis
Reactor Network Synthesis
Equipment based Process Intensification
Method based Process Intensification
PES 623 : Membrane Technology : 3 Credits
Introduction to membrane separation processes
Membrane transport theories
Membrane preparation techniques
Design and analysis and industrial applications of membrane processes
Membrane reactors and membrane contactors
PES 624 : Advanced Process Monitoring and Control :
3 Credits
Introduction to Advanced control systems
Controllability, Observability and Stability Analysis
State estimation and inferential control
Adaptive Control
Nonlinear Model based Control
Model predictive control with linear, nonlinear and data-driven models
Plant wide control
Fault detection and diagnosis
PES 631: Research Methodology & Technical Communication Skills
: 3 Credits
Literature review
Effective scientific writing & presentation
Intellectual property management
Research planning
Effective written and oral communication
Ethical issues
PES 632: Artificial Intelligence in Process Engineering : 3 Credits
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Data reduction and classification methods
Expert systems
Evolutionary optimization methods
Neural Networks - Concepts and Applications
PES 633: Biochemical Engineering : 3 Credits
Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Fermentation processes – microbial & enzymatic
Bioprocess Modeling
Bioreactor design
Downstream processing operations
CSIR-IIP
Course No: ENG(IIP): 3-610
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Advanced Thermodynamics for Mechanical Engineers – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Dr. Jasvinder Singh
List of Faculty: Dr. Jasvinder Singh, Dr. S K Singhal, Sh. A K Jain, Dr. M. O. Garg
Course Description
Basic concepts
P-V-T behavior of pure liquids; Application of thermodynamic Laws to real processes. Applications of
equations of state; thermodynamic property calculations for fluid mixtures, Gibb’s & Helmholtz
functions. Available & non-available energy, Irreversability
Thermodynamics of flow systems
Fundamental flow equation, Flow meters, thermodynamic analysis of flows in pipes, nozzles, and
compressors, fluid temperature change and its measurement at high velocities.
Heat Engines & Chemical Kinetics
Thermodynamic Relationships, Clausius-Clapeyron Equation; Liquefaction of Gases, The JouleThomson Effect, Inversion Point on p-v-T Surface for Water; Rankine Cycle, Efficiency of an
Internally Reversible Heat Engine; Chemical Kinetics: Reaction Rates, Rate Constant for Reaction, k,
Chemical Kinetics of NO, The Effect of Pollutants formed through Chemical Kinetics
Thermodynamics of Combustion
Combustion of Hydrocarbon Fuels, Energy Equations, Chemistry of Combustion, Bond Energies and
Heats of Formation, Enthalpy of Reaction, Chemical Equilibrium and Dissociation, Gibbs Energy,
Stoichiometry, Van't Hoff Relationship, Dissociation Calculations, Effect of Dissociation & Fuel on
Composition of Products, Combustion and Flames: Explosion Limits, Flames, Flammability Limits,
Ignition, Diffusion Flames, Engine Combustion Systems
Irreversible Thermodynamics & Fuel Cells
Introduction, Definition of Irreversible or Steady State Thermodynamics, Entropy Flow and Entropy
Production, Thermodynamic Forces and Thermodynamic Velocities, Onsager's Reciprocal Relation,
The Calculation of Entropy Production or Entropy Flow, Thermoelectricity, Electric Cells, Fuel Cells,
Efficiency of a Fuel Cell, Thermodynamics of Cells Working in Steady State, Diffusion and Heat
Transfer
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Dr. Jasvinder Singh
Dr S K Singhal/ Sh A K Jain
Dr. M. O. Garg
Designation
Sr. Technical officer (3)
Chief Scientist
Director
No. of Lectures
20
16
4
Course No: ENG(IIP): 2-611
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Internal Combustion Engines – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Dr. S. K. Singal
List of Faculty: Dr. S. K. Singal, Sh. A. K. Jain, Sh. Sunil Kumar Pathak, Sh. Devendra Singh, Dr. B.
P. Pundir (External).
Course Description
Classification of Engines; Four and Two Stroke Engines, Auto and Diesel Cycles. SI Engines: Basic
layout, Combustion characteristics, Ignition limits, P-Ɵ diagram. CI Engines: Ignition delay,
Combustion characteristics, Pre-mixed and diffusion combustion, P- Ɵ diagram.
Injection Systems: In-line injection system, Rotary and unit injector.
Induction and Exhaust Systems: Induction and Exhaust Manifold configuration.
Valves and Camshaft: Valve timing diagrams, operating conditions, valve overlap, cam design.
Super charging and turbo charging: Super charging cycle, gas exhaust process.
Simulation and modelling of IC engines.
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Dr. S. K. Singal
Sh. A. K. Jain
Sh. Sunil Kumar Pathak
Sh. Devendra Singh
Dr. B. P. Pundir
Designation
Chief Scientist
Chief Scientist
Sr. Scientist
Scientist
Ex. Prof. IIT
(External)
No. of Lectures
10
10
5
5
Kanpur 10
Course No: ENG(IIP): 2- 593
L-T-P-C: 2-0-4-4
Course Title: Analytical Methods used in Petroleum Industry – 4 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Dr. Y. K. Sharma
List of Faculty: Dr. S. S. Ray, Sh. A. Majhi, Sh. Pankaj Kumar Kanojia, Dr. R. C. Chauhan, Sh.
Sarabhjeet Singh.
Course Description
Standard procedures: Principles, procedures and significance of ASTM/IP/UOP/IS test methods for
evaluation and analysis of crude oil and its products; Atmospheric distillation (ASTM D 86); Vacuum
distillation; Simulated distillation; True Boiling Point (TBP) distillation; Separation Methods:
Chromatography; Gas Chromatography; Liquid Chromatography and Super Fluid Critical
Chromatography (SFC); Spectroscopic techniques: Applications of ultra violet spectroscopy (UV);
flourier transform infrared (FTIR); Nuclear Magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and Mass
spectroscopy to petroleum products analysis; Elemental analysis: C, H, O, N and S; Metal analysis:
Microanalysis; Xray fluorescence; plasma spectroscopy and atomic absorption spectroscopy; All the
methods will be complemented with practical work in Laboratories.
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Dr. Y. K. Sharma
Dr. S. S. Ray
Sh. Pankaj Kumar Kanojia
Dr. R. K. Chauhan
Sh. Sarabhjeet Singh
Dr. A. Majhi
Designation
Senior Principal Scientist
Senior Principal Scientist
Scientist
Sr. Technical officer (3)
Sr. Technical officer (3)
Scientist
No. of Lectures
10
10
9
5
3
3
Course No: ENG(IIP): 2- 612
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Tribology and Tribo – Component Design – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Sh. G. D. Thakre
List of Faculty: Sh. G. D. Thakre, Sh. B. M. Shukla.
Course Description
Introduction to Tribology: Friction and Wear; Surface phenomena, nature of surface and contact,
surface interaction and friction. Effect of lubricants and surface films. Theory of friction. Mechanism
of wear, types of wear – adhesive, abrasive, fatigue, corrosive etc. with reference to machine elements
and subcomponents like bearings, clutches, brakes etc. Minimization of wear. Wear tests and testing
machines. Basic principles of lubrication, lubrication theories; Hydrostatic, boundary, hydrodynamic
and elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication. Generalized Reynolds equation, flow and shear stress.
Lubricants: types and properties. Effective machinery lubrication, Machine fault detection through
lubricant analysis. Laboratory practical on Tribology.
Tribo-component design: Tribologically relevant properties of materials, friction materials and their
application in clutch and brake linings. Antifriction/plain bearing materials, wear resistant materials.
Surface modification techniques. Materials for specific applications eg. Gears, Seals, hydraulic
components etc. Design, application and selection of various types of bearings – sliding and rolling
element bearings. Mechanism of hydrodynamic instability. Dynamic characteristics of hydrodynamic
journal bearings. Concept of air and magnetic bearings. Design and performance evaluation of Engine
components, clutches, brakes seals etc. Application of soft computing techniques. Mini project/seminar
on design and simulation.
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Sh. G. D. Thakre
Sh. B. M. Shukla
Designation
Scientist
Chief Scientist
No. of Lectures
30
10
Course No: ENG(IIP): 2- 613
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Chemistry of Lubricants – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Dr. O. P, Khatri
List of Faculty: Dr. O. P. Khatri, Dr. R. K. Singh.
Course Description
Introduction to Lubrication: Fundamentals, Boundary Lubrication phenomena, Lubricants, Types of
Lubricants, Base Oils from Petroleum, Bio-lubricants, Synthetic Oils, Ionic Liquids, Solid Lubricants,
Lubricant Additives, Antioxidants, Dispersants, Detergents, Rust and Corrosion Inhibitors, Foam
Inhibitors, Pour Point Depressants, Anti-Wear Agents and Extreme Pressure Additives, Multifunctional Additives, Formulation of Automotive Lubricants, Automotive Lubricant Specifications,
Standard Tests for Lubricants, Lubricant and Environment.
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Dr. O. P. Khatri
Dr. A. K. Chatterjee
Dr. S. L. Jain
Dr. R.K. Singh
Sh. O.P. Sharma (Lab.)
Designation
Senior Scientist
Chief Scientist
Senior Scientist
Junior Scientist
Technical Assistant
No. of Lectures
20
5
3
8
5
Course No: ENG(IIP): 3- 614
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Automotive Lubricants – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Sh. Devendra Singh
List of Faculty: Sh. Nishan Singh, Dr. A. K. Chaterjee, Dr. Manoj Srivastava,
Thakre, Sh. S. K. Chibber (External)
Sh. G. D.
Course Description
Introduction and Fundamentals of Automotive lubricants; Crude oil Scenario; Vacuum Distillation;
Modern refining process; Base oils classifications; characterization of Base oils; Additive types and
Significance; Lubricant formulations; Additives for bio-lubricants; Novel additives
Introduction to fluid dynamics; Lubrication fundamentals; Characteristics of principal lubrication
system; Basics of engine friction; Stribeck curve; Engine friction measurement methods; Application
of Reynolds equation for Piston ring assembly friction (PRA); Significance of engine oil consumption;
Mechanism of oil consumption; Influence of engine lubricant composition on Oil consumption;
Influence of engines on Oil consumption; Types of engine deposits based on temperature; Significance
and methodology of Deposit Rating; Rating of engine deposits as per CRC methods
Tribological concepts of engine wear; Adhesive, Corrosive and Abrasive wear of
Ring/cylinder/Piston; Running-in; Significance of wear metal analysis; Engine lubricant additives
requirement
Physico-chemical characteristics of engine lubricants; Engine lubricant qualification methodology;
Engine Oil Specification (API/ ILSAC/ ACEA/ BIS) and Current performance levels; Engine
lubricant’s composition effect on emissions & fuel economy;
Introduction to Gears lubricants and greases; Additives requirements for Gear lubricants; Gear
Lubricants and Greases additive chemistry, formulations & significance; Gear lubricant specifications
and Gear lubricant testing (Standard tests); Grease specifications and current trends; Wear mechanism
in gear; Gear distress rating as per CRC
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Sh. Devendra Singh
Sh. Nishan Singh
Sh. S. K. Chibber
Dr. A. K. Chaterjee
Dr. Manoj Srivastava
Sh. G. D. Thakre
Designation
Scientist
Chief Scientist
External
Chief Scientist
Principal Scientist
Scientist
No. of Lectures
15
6
5
4
5
5
Course No: ENG(IIP): 3- 615
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Automotive Emissions & Fuel Quality – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Sh. A. K. Jain
List of Faculty: Sh. A. K. Jain, Dr. S. K. Singal, Sh. Sunil Kumar Pathak, Dr. B. P. Pundir (External).
Course Description
Automotive Emissions:
Automotive engine types, combustion processes and exhaust emissions from S.I. and C.I. engines,
sources of engine/vehicle emissions, emissions and pollutants, photochemical smog, emission
formation in SI and CI engines, mechanisms of NOx formation, mechanisms of CO and HC formation,
mechanisms of formation of soot and PM, effect of engine design and operating variables on
emissions, emission control by engine design variables, crankcase emission control, evaporative
emission control, exhaust gas recirculation and water injection for control of engine-out emissions, SI
engine exhaust after treatment by oxidation and three-way catalytic converters, advanced catalysts for
HC control, lean de-NOx catalysts, NOx storage catalyst, SCR catalysts, catalyst deactivation and
poisoning, emission control in CI engines including electronic fuel injection systems, turbo charging,
control of oil consumption, diesel oxidation catalysts, NSR and SCR catalyst systems, diesel
particulate filters, CRT system, emission norms for various categories of vehicles, summary of trends
in emission control technology, air pollution due to automotive exhaust, consequences of greenhouse
effect and ozone problem, health impacts of air pollution
Automotive Fuel Quality:
Motor Gasoline- antiknock quality, distillation, density, RVP, oxidation and storage stability,
hydrocarbon composition, sulphur content, oxygenates, reformulated gasoline, trends in gasoline
specifications, emission related properties and their effect on exhaust emissions, multi-functional
additives and their benefits. Diesel- ignition quality, distillation range, density, viscosity, chemical
composition, sulphur content, lubricity, trends in diesel specifications, emission related properties and
their effect on exhaust emissions
·
Distribution of Lectures
Name
Sh. A. K. Jain
Dr. S. K. Singal
Dr. B. P. Pundir
Sh. Sunil Kumar Pathak
Designation
Chief Scientist
Chief Scientist
Ex. Prof. IIT
(External)
Sr. Scientist
No. of Lectures
15
10
Kanpur 10
5
Course No: ENG(IIP): 3- 616
L-T-P-C: 2-0-2-3
Course Title: Automotive Test Equipments and Procedures – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Sh. Robindro L
List of Faculty: Sh. Robindro L, Sh. Wittison Kamei.
Course Description
Introduction: Engine testing and Vehicle Testing, Regulated, Un-regulated exhaust emissions,
Emission Legislations, Indian Emission regulations, Test parameters i.e. Fuel, Emission Limits.
Engine dynamometer: working principles and types, Chassis dynamometers: Control strategy, types
and application, Measurement devices and conditioning systems: Fuel balancer, Fuel mass
flowmeter, Oil consumption meter, Air consumption meter, Temperature control systems,
Smokemeter, Opacimeter.
Exhaust emission measurement systems: Raw & Diluted emissions, Classification of analysers
(FID,CLD,NDIR,PMD) & their working principles, Portable emission analysers.
Dilution systems: Full flow & Partial flow system, Particulate matters (PM) measurement,
Engine test procedure: Test cycles, Steady State (13 mode), Transient Cycle (ETC), Load Response
(ELR), Particulate Sampling, Vehicle test procedure: Test cycles, Coast down, constant speed test.
Calibration of emission measurement systems: analysers, constant volume sampler (CVS), Particulate
system, calibration checks for engine dynamometer load cells, chassis dynamometer load cells.
Test start and operation: Test flow diagrams, Auxiliary equipments, Test conditions & preparations,
Equipment operation, handling and maintenance.
PRACTICAL:
Engine dynamometer, Smokemeter, Fuel Balancer, Portable emission analyser, emission analysers
(FID, CLD, NDIR of old AMA-2000 bench).
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Distribution of Lectures
Name
Sh. Robindro.L
Sh. Wittison Kamei
Designation
Scientist
Scientist
No. of Lectures
20
10
Course No: ENG(IIP): 2- 617
L-T-P-C: 3-0-0-3
Course Title: Alternative Fuels – 3 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Sh. S. K. Pathak
List of Faculty: Dr. S. K. Singal, Sh. S. K. Pathak, Sh. Vijayanad, Dr. Neeraj Atrey, Dr. Anil Sinha.
Course Description
Overview of Energy, Global and Indian energy scene, fuel resources and environmental policies;
Conventional Fuels: Introduction, liquid and gaseous fuels and desirable properties of good IC engine
fuels; Alternative fuels- General aspects, type of fuels and technical and policy challenges.
Alcohols: Methanol and Ethanol - Production, properties and application in engines, Ethanol and
Gasoline blends and its application in vehicles, Ethanol and diesel blends and its application in C I
engines; Butanol - Production, its application in SI and CI engines; Vegetable oils: Production and its
application as I C engine fuel; Bio-diesel- Production and its properties; Bio-diesel- Application in
engines/vehicles, F T diesel.
LPG: Conventional and new techniques of Production, Domestic and automotive fuel Properties,
conversion system and technological advances, engine modifications, Regulatory codes, Performance
and emissions, safety issues. Natural gas: Conventional and new techniques of Production,
Automotive fuel properties, gas conversion system, First generation to third generation, engine
modification, Regulatory codes, Performance and emissions, safety issues. Hydrogen: Conventional
and new techniques of Production, properties, Induction Techniques for Hydrogen application in SI
engines and CI engines; H2+Natural gas(HCNG), HCNG Properties; HCNG- conversion system;
Regulatory codes; HCNG: Performance and emissions. Bio gas: Production and Properties, Bio gasApplication in engines/vehicles, NH3- Production and properties; NH3- Application in
engines/vehicles, Producer gas- potential as I C engine application. DME: Production and properties,
DME application in engine and technical issues and review of the work research and development
carried out in the world
Alternative energy application for propulsion:
Electrical vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, solar energy
and solar powered vehicles, Fuel cell basics and type of fuel cells, Fuel cell vehicles. Miscellaneous:
Alternative fuel powered vehicle evaluation as per Tap document, CMVR: Laboratory methods, Field
Tests, Future Policy frame work for Alternative fuelled vehicles, Comparison of different alternative
fuels based on vehicle usage and economics
·
Distribution of Lectures
Name
Dr. S K Singal
Sh S K Pathak
Sh Vijyanand
Dr. Neeraj Atray
Dr Anil Sinha
Sh S K Pathak(Lab.)
Designation
Chief Scientist
Senior Scientist
Principal Scientist
Senior Scientist
Principal Scientist
Senior Scientist
No. of Lectures
5
14
7
7
2
5
Course No: ENG(IIP): 2- 594
L-T-P-C: 3-0-2-4
Course Title: Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies – 4 Credits
Coordinating Faculty: Dr S Kaul
List of Faculty: Dr. S. Kaul, Dr. T. Bhaskar, Dr. D. K. Adhikari, Dr. A Sinha, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Dr.
Neeraj Atrey, Sh. D. V. Naik, Sh. Dinesh Bangwal.
Course Description
Introduction to renewable energy technologies; Energy scenarios and perspectives - past, present and
future Non-renewable and renewable energy sources; description of renewable sources and their
importance, current status, potential and future trends, renewable energy options for immediate and
future directions. Technologies for biomass energy conversion i.e., pyrolysis, gasification, combustion,
trans-esterification; fermentations, thermo-chemical conversions, value-added products from pyrolysis,
thermal and catalytic methods for the upgrading of biomass; bio-refining products and applications.
Solar energy sources, measurements, interconversions; Passive solar - architectural design, solar
collectors; Solar energy conversion - photosynthesis and artificial photosynthesis; Photo-voltaicsemiconductor properties, performance criteria, manufacturing, economics; PV systems - installation,
data collection and analysis. Historical background of wind resources - wind speeds and wind energy
principles; Wind Turbines - system components, Environment Impact on applications. Ocean energy
potential against wind and solar; Wave characteristics and statistics; Wave energy devices; Tide
characteristics and statistics; Tide energy technologies; Ocean thermal energy; Osmotic power; Ocean
bio-mass Geothermal Resources; Geothermal Technologies; Applications; Sustainable sources of
hydrogen; Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution; Applications and feasibility
assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy conservation; Strategies for enhancing role of
renewable energy.
· Distribution of Lectures
Name
Dr. Savita Kaul
Dr. T. Bhaskar
Dr. D. K. Adhikari
Dr. Anil Sinha
Dr. Ajay Kumar
Dr. Neeraj Atray
Mr. D. V. Naik (Lab.)
Sh. Dinesh Bangwal (Lab.)
Designation
Principal Scientist
Senior Scientist
Chief Scientist
Principal Scientist
Scientist
Senior Scientist
Scientist
Senior Technical Officer 3
No. of Lectures
12
7
5
3
3
3
3
4
Course No: ENG(IIP): 1-001
L-T-P-C: 1-0-0-1
Course Title: Research Methodology – 1 Credits
Course Description
Introduction; Research terminology and the scientific methods; Laboratory practices, discipline and
safety practices; Types of Research; Research process and steps; Identifying a research problem;
Literature survey and appreciation of existing literature; Conception of novel approach to solve the
problem; Role of modelling and simulation; Design of experiment; Quantitative methods of data
analysis; Qualitative analysis; Communicating Research results; Ethics in research. Case studies
CSIR-IMMT
ENGG (IMMT)-1-001: Research Methodology: 2-0-0-2
1.
Research Methodology - Introduction
· Meaning, Concept, Need
· Historical Research
· Survey Research
· Experimental Research
· Fundamental and Applied Research
2.
Literature Search & Review of Literature
3.
Research Tools
· Measurement of Variables
· Presentation of Data
· Statistical Techniques – All Basic Techniques, Null hypothesis, Error Analysis,
Interval estimation, Statistical Significance, Examples: Analysis of variance
(ANOVA), Chi-squared test, Correlation, Factor analysis, Mann–Whitney U,
Mean square weighted deviation (MSWD), Pearson product-moment correlation
coefficient, Regression analysis, Spearman's rank correlation coefficient,
Student's t-test and z-test, Time series analysis
· Statistical Packages:
o MS Excel - Introduction, Getting Data into Excel, Activating the DataAnalysis Tools, Using Excel to Determine a Confidence Interval, Using
Excel for t-Tests of Hypotheses, The t-Test for Independent Samples,
The t-Test for Dependent (and Matched-Pair) Samples, Using Excel for
ANOVA, Using Excel for Correlation, Using Excel for Linear Regression,
Using Excel for Chi-Square Tests, The Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test
and the Chi-Square Test of Association
o MATLAB - Introduction and Key Features, Developing Algorithms and
Applications, Analyzing and Accessing Data, Visualizing Data,
Performing Numeric Computation, Publishing Results and Deploying
Applications
4.
Research Types and Methods
· Observation Method
· Questionnaire Method
· Interview Method
· Experimental Method
5.
Research Process
· Designing a Research: Characteristics, Purpose
· Research Plan
· Analysis and Testing
· Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
· Qualitative Analysis
6.
Communicating Research Results
· Journal paper
· Thesis
· Project proposal
· Report
· Web publishing
· Seminar and Oral presentations
7.
Research Ethics and Plagiarism
8.
Case Studies
Course Instructors: Dr. D.B. Ramesh, Dr. D. P. Sandha, Dr. D.P. Das
ENGG (IMMT)-2-626: Computational Methods & Numerical Analysis: 3-0-2-4
Computation & Programming: Notions of syntax and semantics of programming
languages, Concept of algorithm, Systematic development of programs, Computer
Architecture & Memory management, Object Oriented Programming & Data structure,
parameter passing mechanisms, Program design practices.
Numerical Scientific Computing: Numerical differentiation & integration, Solving polynomial
equations, Computational matrix, Transforms
Computer Graphics: Input / Output devices, Raster & Vector Graphics, Drawing algorithms;
Windowing and 2D/3D clipping. 2D & 3D Geometrical Transformations, Viewing
Transformations, Animation Techniques
Statistical Analysis: Statistical Concepts, Conditional Probability and independence,
Regression Analysis, Design of Experiments, Support Vector Machine, Statistical Inference,
Optimisation.
Practical/ Lab Work: Statistical Analysis using standard statistical package, application
modelling using MATLAB, application programming practices with standard graphics libraries
like open GL.
Course Instructors: Dr. D. P. Das, Mr. S. Rath
ENGG (IMMT)-2-627: Technologies for Mineral Resource Utilization: 3-0-2-4
Particulate technology, particle size distribution, sizing methodology, size-reduction and
classification processes; Particulates in suspension, stability, Rheology and settling; Solidliquid separation methods; Physics, chemistry, and engineering design as applied to gravity,
magnetic, electrostatic, and froth flotation processes
Course Instructors: Mr. P.S.R. Reddy, Prof. D.D. Misra, Prof. B.K. Mishra
ENGG (IMMT)-2-628: Materials Characterization Technique: 3-0-2-4
Size and surface area analysis; Interaction of X-rays with matter, diffraction techniques and
applications; Optical principles of microscopy; electron diffraction, imaging (various
contrasts), determination of crystal structure, burgers vector, electron beam-specimen
interactions and other applications of Transmission Electron Microscopy; Applications of
Scanning Electron Microscopy and, Electron Probe Micro-Analyser; Principles of Quantitative
Microscopy: Overview of other characterization techniques such as Auger electron
spectroscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy.
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. K. Mahapatra
ENGG (IMMT)-2-629: Recycling of Material Resources: 3-0-2-4
Mining and metallurgical wastes classification, investigation and evaluation of waste deposits,
waste and circulatory management during recycling.
Unit operations involving materials recycling processes such as pre-treatment (physical and
chemical),
roasting, calcination, sintering, leaching, solid-liquid separation; Solution,
concentration and purification techniques—precipitation, cementation, solvent-extraction,
evaporation, crystallization, electrowinning, electroremediation; Resources and recycling
technologies across the major materials sectors, and case studies including wastes in steel
and aluminium production; Recycling of E-wastes and secondaries; Economic evaluation and
project implementation: Flow-sheet development, mass and energy balance, costing, technoeconomic feasibility report (TEFR) preparation, financial investment in waste recycling,
project planning and implementation, work safety.
Course Coordinator: Dr. K. Sanjay
ENGG (IMMT)-2-630: Process Instrumentation & Control: 3-1-0-4
Introduction to instrumentation in process industry, Different types of sensors and actuators,
Computerized data acquisition, Monitoring and analysis of data (Time series and spectral
analysis), Process control, PID Control, Introduction to PLC, SCADA & DCS, Networking and
communication in industry, Artificial neural network & Fuzzy logic based control, Laboratory
work.
Course Coordinator: Dr. D. P. Das
ENGG (IMMT)-2-631: Science for engineers: 3-0-0-3
Concepts of atomic and molecular energy levels leading to description of plasma state,
plasma physics—thermal and non-equilibrium plasma, plasma diagnostics, methods of
plasma processing of materials and minerals; Industrial plasmas, new concepts of resource
utilization using plasma, Crystal structure and defects, electron and hole in lattices, Band gap
module and tailoring : -optical and electrical, variable band gap.
Structure and Bonding; Molecular basis of chemical reactions, reaction kinetics, structural
effect on reactivity; Complexation concepts, Spectroscopy, Metals in biological domain,
Molecular engineering; Computational approaches for structure-function correlation, Surfaces
and interfaces, Chemical theories involved in solution, concentration and purification,
Micelles, surfactants and their application for bulk processing of mineral resources.
Cell types structure and function; Bio-molecules: composition and bonding; Overview of
amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals;
DNA replication; Membranes, Introduction to bio-mineral processing.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bikash K. Jena
ENGG (IMMT)-2-632: Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis: 3-0-0-3
Fundamental concepts of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer; Shell balance approach for
molecular and convective transport processes;
Formulation and solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that describe physical
systems of importance in engineering; some applications to minerals and materials
processing
Numerical methods: finite difference, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential
equations.
Course Instructor: Dr. Swati Mohanty
ENGG (IMMT)-2-633: Process Design & Simulation: 3-0-2-4
Preliminary resource evaluation methods; Identification and development of process flow
sheet; Elementary evaluation of plant performance; Spread-sheet development for plant data
analysis; Introduction to simulation environment using MODSIM, simulator structure,
numerical analysis of simulation, sequential method of simulation, practical application of
plant simulation; Materials and energy balance, mass balance smoothing, data reconciliation
in terms of grade and recovery, analysis of complex flowsheet for mass balancing, examples
of material balance smoothing; Application of modeling and residence time distribution
concepts for plant data interpretation; Parameter estimation: linear regression, one, two, and
multi-linear regression; models nonlinear in parameters; Case studies of typical process plant
design and operation.
Course Instructors: Prof. B. K. Mishra, Dr. C. Eswariah
ENGG (IMMT)-2-634: Advanced Extraction Methods: 3-0-0-3
Fundamentals of commercially important nonferrous pyrometallurgical extraction processes;
Thermodynamics of high-temperature processes and solid-gas reaction kinetics;
Heterogeneous kinetics, multi-phase systems, Electrodics, Semiconductor electrochemistry;
Application: roasting, sulphide-oxide-sulphate systems, oxide-chloride systems, smelting,
kinetic analysis, bath smelting, dynamic contact angle-free energy correlation; Electrosmelting—present practice and future trends; Direct electrowinning, possible electrode
systems, conduction types, future trends.
Course Instructor: Dr. R. K. Paramguru
ENGG (IMMT)-2-635:Advanced Topics in Materials Resource Engineering:3-0-2-4
Plasma Processing
Introduction, Basic plasma and gas discharge concepts, Glow discharge plasmas, Thermal
plasmas, Plasma torches and sprays, Plasma chemistry, etching and polymerization, Plasma
coatings, Diamond and diamond-like films, Diagnostics/Probes, Plasma Spraying,
Preparation of nano powders, Plasma smelting, Plasma sintering
Powder Metallurgy
Production of metal and alloy powder, particle size & shape, microstructure, Powder
compaction, Sintering (Solid state sintering & Liquid phase sintering), Hot pressing, Sintering
furnaces & atmospheres, Applications of powder metallurgy.
Corrosion Science & Engineering
General introduction, Electrochemical reactions, Thermodynamic concepts, Eh-pH diagram,
Prevention of corrosion
Rheology
Fundamentals, Types of viscometers and rheometers, Applications
Course Coordinator: Dr. S.K. Singh
ENGG (IMMT)-2-636: Energy & Environment: 3-0-2-4
Important Indian minerals & related environmental issues; Environmental impact due to
mining in Orissa; Case study on graphite resources of Orissa and environmental
management, Environmental issues related to mining, processing and products – solid
wastes, Environmental impact analysis and management plan, Case studies related to
environmental management of minerals and materials industries; Effluent treatment (nutrients
removal ) through microbial activity, Vulnerability and adaptation technologies for sustainable
development, Pollution generation and management – Effluents, Environmental laws and
global issues related to environment, Conservation of energy in different production and
processing steps, Energy audit in mineral and material processing industries.
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. C. Acharya
ENGG (IMMT)-2-637: Mineralogy and Mineral chemistry: 3-0-2-4)
Process mineralogy, Liberation Studies using QEMSCAN, Mineral chemistry using EPMA,
Identification of mineral phases through XRD.
Geochemistry :Chemical composition of the Earth, elementary statistics for geochemistry;
major, minor and trace elements including rare earth elements; element partitioning between
minerals and melts; petrogenesis, Geochemical Classification of elements, Geochemical
differentiation, Isomorphism, Polymorphism, Atomic substitution and Geochemical cycle.
Analytical Geochemistry: Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals, digestion techniques,
preparation of standards, estimation of major oxide percentages using spectrophotometric
/flame photometric and titrimetric methods. Preparation of calibration curves. Gravimetric
estimation of silica and R2O3. Determination of noble metals. Introduction to Neutron
Activation Analysis, principles of ICP, XRF & AAS analysis.
Statistical Methods in Geosciences: Introduction to probability: random experiments,
events, sample space, definitions of probability. Conditional probability and independence of
events, Bayes theorm. Random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions,
joint probability distributions, conditional probability distributions. Mathematical expectation,
moment generating and characteristic functions. Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Gamma,
Exponential, Hypergeometric, Multinomial, Chi-square, t, and F distributions. Introduction to
statistical inference, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing
involving one and two univariate populations. Linear models ANOVA. Linear and multiple
regression. Introduction to multivariate techniques PCA, factor analysis, linear discriminant
analysis, classification
ENGG (IMMT)-3-626: Computational Fluid Dynamics: 3-0-2-4
Introduction to Computational fluid dynamics; Conservation equations: momentum, energy
and mass balance equations; Discretization methods: Finite difference method, Finite
element method, Finite volume method; Structured and unstructured grid; Multiphase flows:
fluid-fluid, fluid-solid; Turbulence modeling: Direct Numerical Simulation, Large Eddy
Simulation, Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes model; CFD modelling of some mineral and
material processing unit operations; Introduction to CFD software.
Course instructor: Dr. Swati Mohanty
ENGG (IMMT)-3-627: Advanced Materials: Characterization and Processing: 3-1-2-4
Theory: Fundamentals of crystallography, crystal structure and structure determination by
XRD, electron diffraction and neutron diffraction in polycrystalline materials, stereographic
projection and pole figures, orientation and texture analysis, structure of metals, alloys, solid
solution, concept of amorphous, glassy and nano materials and their characterization, defects
in crystals, theory of dislocation, Burger vector, plastic deformation, stress measurement by
XRD, strengthening mechanism, cold working and heat treatment of steel, hardness and
tensile test of steel, concepts in fracture mechanics and fracture determination methods, S-N
curve, low cycle fatigue, fatigue mechanism.
Practical: Study of types of high temperature furnaces including plasma furnace, induction
and vacuum induction furnace, study and determination of vacuum in rotary and diffusion
pumps, high temperature determination by thermocouple and pyrometer, morphology and
microstructure observation by various microscopy methods (SEM, TEM, AFM, optical), XRD,
Raman spectroscopy and identification of impurities and precipitates in metals,
microhardness and nanoindention measurements, tensile, fracture toughness and fatigue
tests of steel.
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. B. Nayak
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Eng(NCL)1-001: Research Methodology
2-0-0-2
2 credits
Course Objective
To review data analysis fundamentals, teach common research techniques from literature
survey and organization to effective communication, ethics, lab safety practices.
Modules
· Scientific literature survey and reference management
· Scientific writing and presentation
· Intellectual Property Management
· Ethics in Science
· Maintenance of lab records
· Lab safety and first-aid
· Quantitative methods and data analysis
Eng(NCL):1-003: Numerical Methods and Programming
3-0-0-3
3 credits
Course Objective
To understand the algorithms involved in the numerical methods used for computer
simulation, have the ability to choose an appropriate algorithm and be aware of the
advantages and pitfalls expected in a particular algorithm. Computer implementation of
algorithms and use of Matlab or other subroutines.
Modules
· Introduction to Programming, linux, introduction to Matlab/Scilab/Octave
· Matrix operations
· Function approximations, solutions of system of nonlinear equations
· Numerical methods for ODEs
· Finite-difference/volume methods for PDE
· Optimization approaches
Eng(NCL):1-701: Mathematical fundamentals
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
To review mathematical fundamentals, teach common mathematics prerequisites of other
courses, and to impart perspective on modeling and simulation.
Modules
· Analysis basics
· Linear Algebra
· Ordinary and partial differential equations
· Optimisation
Eng(NCL):1-702: Reaction and Reactor Engineering
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
To develop the understanding of the reactions from molecular scale to the reactor scale, and
to equip the student to model different reactor configurations and non-idealities in reactor
systems.
Modules
· Chemical kinetics
· Homogeneous reactor analysis and design
· Heterogeneous reactor analysis and design
· Special reactors
Eng(NCL):1-703: Transport phenomena
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
To develop a good physical understanding of the processes of momentum, heat and mass
transfer at the continuum level; to develop the mathematical tools to solve problems in
transport phenomena
Modules
· Linear algebra and calculus relevant to transport phenomena
· Conservation equations
· Examples in transport phenomena
Eng(NCL):1-704: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
To develop the understanding of thermodynamics principles as applicable to chemical
systems.
Modules
· Classical Thermodynamics, ideal gases
· Solution thermodynamics
· Equilibrium thermodynamics
· Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
· Ensemble methods
Eng(NCL):2-711: Multiscale simulations in materials
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
To be familiar with simulations at the molecular and sub-molecular scale, including quantum
chemistry based and classical mechanics based methods.
Modules
· Introduction to molecular modeling
· Quantum-chemistry driven modeling
· Classical mechanics based modeling
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Example problems at multiple scales
Eng(NCL):2-712: Industrial flow modeling
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
To teach students the basic equations of fluid dynamics and computational methods to solve
these equations as applied to flows in industrial processes. At the conclusion of the course
students will be able to analyze complex flow situations, develop a simple model for complex
flow and solve it numerically, and simulate the actual complex flow using available CFD
software.
Modules
· Introduction to CFD
· Solution techniques for solving CFD equations
· Introduction to CFD Software
· Turbulence modeling
· Multiphase flows
Eng(NCL):2-713: Data driven modeling
2-0-0-2 2 credits
Course Objective
The course will emphasize the conceptual understanding of methods along with their
implementation in real world scenarios. At the end of the course, the student is expected to be
able to identify and implement appropriate conventional, machine learning or AI based
methods for linear/non linear data fitting, data reduction, and classification.
Modules
· Statistics basics
· Supervised learning
· Unsupervised learning
· Artificial intelligence based methods
· Model validation
· Practical applications in data reduction, feature selection, classification.
Eng(NCL):2-714: Non-linear dynamics
3-0-0-3 2 credits
Course Objective
Introduce methodologies for analyzing complex nonlinear behavior with examples from
reaction engineering, chemical, and physical systems. Students will learn (1) how nonlinear
systems differ from linear systems regarding their dynamical properties; (2) how to analyze the
stability of complex systems ; (3) how sensitivity of system dynamics is related to predictability
and control; (4) to explore dynamical systems analytically and with computer simulations
Modules
· Introduction to the dynamics of nonlinear systems
· Preliminary analysis of time-series data:
· Toy “Nonlinear models” and the role of parameters
· Stability of solutions to ODEs
· Properties of chaos:
· Self organizing properties of nonlinear systems
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Phase space analysis
Eng(NCL):2-715: Modeling of biological systems
3-0-0-3 3 credits
Course Objective
Provide a brief background of biological systems for model development. Bioreactor design
and analysis. Metabolic network modeling using constraint based approaches and signaling
pathway modeling using deterministic and stochastic modeling techniques.
Modules
· Biological fundamentals
· Bioreactor models
· Metabolic pathways
· Signaling pathways
· Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Eng(NCL):2-716: Advanced separation processes
2-0-0-2 2 credits
Course Objective
Provide understanding of the principles underlying various separation processes.
Modules
· Mass transfer and thermodynamics applications to separations
· Unit operations in separation: adsorption, distillation etc
· Fundamentals of separation equipment design
Eng(NCL):3-701: Advanced topics in materials and processes
2-0-0-2 2 credits
Course Objective
An in-depth study of specific topics well beyond material available in textbooks. As appropriate,
it may include specialized training on high-end equipment that is not normally part of a MTech
level lab course.
Eng(NCL):3-702: Advanced topics in chemical engineering 2-0-0-2 2 credits
science
Course Objective
An in-depth study of specific topics well beyond material available in textbooks. Envisaged as
a discussion of recent papers and projects on areas extending the currently published work.
Eng(NCL):2-701 to 2-704: Lab courses
0-0-4-2 2 credits
Course Objective
Training in planning, executing, analyzing and reporting results from an experimental study in
several disciplines, ranging from introductory experiments to advanced training in use of
sophisticated equipment.
Eng(NCL):2-696 to 2-699: Seminar Participation
0-1-0-1 1 credit each
Course Objective
Provide exposure to current research and societal activities through talks by eminent
scientists and other speakers. Students will be required to attend approximately 10 talks
every semester.
Research Proposal I and Research Proposal II
0-0-4-2
credits
02 x 2 =4
Course Objective
State-of-the art review, methodologies, recommendations etc. for two topics of high relevance
and novelty
Eng(NCL):2-700: Symposium participation
0-0-2-1 01 credit
Course Objective
Provide exposure to current topics through scientific talks and poster session, and an
opportunity to showcase research ability and results to potential employers. Students are
expected to present posters and interact with participants from industry and academia.
Eng(NCL):3-699: Critical survey
0-0-4-2 02 credits
Course Objective
State-of-the art review, methodologies, recommendations etc. for topic related to thesis
research.
CSIR-SERC Campus
(2-0-0-2)
ENG(SERC): 2-930: Renewable Energy Sources for a Sustainable Future
Course coordinator: Dr. Bala Pesala
2 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Saptarshi Sasmal, Shri. K. Srinivas, Dr. Carmalin Sophia
The course provides a brief overview of the field of the renewable energy covering scientific,
technological and pricing aspects.
Course Content:
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Basic thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics, Energy and entropy, Carnot efficiency
Non-renewable sources and climate change discussion
Introduction to various renewable technologies (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal etc.)
Decentralized hybrid power: Need and potential in Indian context
Instrumentation and sensors for power monitoring
Structural Design basics: Engineering mechanics
Energy costing and comparison with non-renewables
ENG(SERC): 2-931: Harnessing the power of Sun: Science and Technology of
Solar Photovoltaics
Course coordinator: Dr. Bala Pesala
Solar photovoltaics shows the biggest promise to solve the energy crisis. This course
provide a solid scientific base for understanding and designing various solar cells
experience to test and evaluate the performance of solar cells.
(3-0-2-4)
4 Credits
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Solar cell introduction: Shockley-Queisser limit, efficiency
Introduction to semiconductors: Direct/Indirect band gap semiconductors, Energy band
structure of solids and band diagrams
Basic semiconductor electronics: p-n junctions, diodes, transistors, heterostructures
Quantum mechanics: Schrodinger equations, Kronig-penny model, Quantum potential wells
Detailed discussion of various solar PV technologies (Si, Thin film, GaAs etc.)
Design and simulation of solar cells
Lab:
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Solar cell design using TCAD/Matlab
Testing and characterization of solar cells (Si, Multijunction, Thin film)
(Current-voltage characteristics, efficiency)
ENG(SERC): 2-932: Energy Storage and Conversion: Science & Technology
Course Coordinator: Dr. A. S. Prakash
Faculty: Dr. S. D. Bhat, Dr. K. Ramesha, Dr. A. K. Sahu
(3-0-2-4)
4 Credits
This course will cover introduction, basic principles and science & technology of various energy
storage and conversion systems
Course Content:
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Introduction to energy storage: thermal, mechanical, compressed air, pumped hydro &
chemical energy.
Electrochemical energy storage: Batteries, super capacitors and fuel cells
Battery basic concepts: Cell voltage, capacity, energy/power density, primary and secondary
batteries, thermodynamics, working principles, electrode process.
Battery types: Lead acid, Ni-Cd, Nickel-metal hydride, lithium ion.
Batteries for EV, solar applications and recent advances.
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Fuel cells: Types of fuel cells, materials & components, applications, thermodynamics,
kinetics, system design and engineering, hydrogen storage.
Dye sensitized solar cells:
Comparison of various energy storage systems, cost economics, market trends
Lab:
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Fuel cell stack fabrication, assembly & testing,
General electrochemical characterization, cyclic voltametry, chronoamperometry, half-cell
studies.
(1-1-0-2)
ENG(SERC): 1-002: Mathematics for Engineers
Course Coordinator: Dr. Madan Kumar Lakshmanan
2 Credits
This is a refresher program that provides an overview of mathematical fundamentals essential to grasp
the advanced concepts of renewable energy engineering. It is devised to impart key mathematical skills
to students from diverse disciplines and expose them to various numerical/computational tools.
Course Content:
• Linear algebra: Matrices, system of linear equations, linear transformations, vectors, vector
spaces, inner product spaces, Eigen vectors and eigen values, orthogonal projection.
• Transforms: Fourier series, Fourier transform (FFT, DFT, DTFT), Laplace transform, Ztransform, Wavelet transform, Karhunen–Loève theorem.
• Differential equations: Introduction to differential equations, first/second order differential
equations, Partial differential equations, geometrical interpretation
• Integrals: Definite integrals, indefinite integrals, line and surface integrals, integrals of
differential forms.
• Sequences and series: convergence of series, finite and infinite series, Taylor and Laurent series
expansions.
• Mathematical and computational tools: Matlab, Mathematica
(1-0-0-1)
ENG(SERC): 2-933: "View from the TOP" Seminar Series I
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bala Pesala
1 Credit
Seminar aims at giving exposure as to how the best quality science is pursued, what drives the
scientists and their experiences in overcoming various hurdles during their scientific pursuit
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Talks by leading scientists in CSIR
Invited talks by various professors on specialized topics in energy
Invited speaker list*:
Dr. Samir Brahmachari , DG, CSIR
Dr. Nagesh Iyer, Director, CSIR-SERC
Dr. Chandra Shekhar, Director, CSIR-CEERI
Dr. Ehrich Desa, Director, CSIR 800
Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain (Professor, UC Berkeley)
Prof. Eli Yablonovitch (Professor, UC Berkeley)
Prof. P.C. Ku (Professor, University of Michigan)
Prof. Tonio Buonassisi (Professor, MIT)
Dr. Arun Majumdar (Director, ARPA-E, U.S.A)
Prof. Ramesh Ramamoorthy (Director, Sunshot Initiative, DOE, U.S.A)
Prof. Anand Veeraraghavan, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
(1-0-2-2)
ENG(SERC): 2-934: Design and Engineering for Sustainability
Course Coordinator: Dr. Saptarshi Sasmal
2 Credits
Faculty : Dr. Prabhu Rajagopal (IIT Madras)
This course provides a generic overview of the principles needed for the design and engineering of
various systems and products.
Course Content:
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Design approaches
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Multi-objective design
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Design optimization
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Metrics for design evaluation
• Design for ‘X’
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Manufacturing and assembly
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Inspectability and sustainability
• Practical aspects of design
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CAD
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Manual prototyping
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Automated prototyping (3D printing/Rapid prototyping)
Lab:
Solve a design problem with a given constraints
Ex: Solar lantern that can replace a kerosene lamp at a competitive cost
(1-0-0-1)
ENG(SERC): 2-935: "View from the TOP" Seminar Series II
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bala Pesala
1 Credit
Seminar to expose students to the real problems in the energy sector and the need for innovative
technological solutions, unique business models to make renewable energy sustainable especially in a
decentralized setting and for people at the BOP
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Talks by various entrepreneurs and executives from industry working in renewable energy
Invited speaker list*:
Dr. Harish Hande, SELCO, India
Dr. Bunker Roy, Founder, Barefoot college, Tilonia
Mr. Anshuman Lath, CEO, Gram Oorja
Mr. Sai Baba, Lanco Solar
Mr. Carlos Treves, High-flex solar, U.S.A
Dr. Nasreen Chopra, Altadevices, U.S.A
Dr. Bernardo Costanova, LS13, U.S.A
ENG(SERC): 3-930: Solar Photovoltaics: Power Electronics, Power Transmission (3-0-2-4)
4 Credits
and Energy Monitoring
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bala Pesala
Faculty: Shri. K. Srinivas, Shri. Suriya Prakash, Shri. G. S. Aiyappan
Utilization of solar photovoltaic energy for various applications requires appropriate power conversion
devices/electronic systems and instrumentation for real time monitoring. This course provides an indepth understanding of these fields.
Course Content:
• Power electronics: Power devices (BJT's, MOSFETs, IGBT's)
· Microcontrollers/Embedded controllers, Charge controllers
· Inverters and rectifiers
· Control systems (active/passive controls), Maximum power point tracking
· Single/dual axis tracking systems: Design and implementation
· Sensors and instruments for monitoring: Power, Voltage, light intensity, Battery
charging/discharge cycles
· Remote monitoring: Wired/wireless/Power line, Wireless technologies (GSM/Wi-fi/Zig-bee)
and smart power meters
· Smart grid systems: Transmission (AC/DC), Grid connection topologies/super grids for
renewable energy, HVAC-HVDC cost analysis and utility
Lab:
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Solar module performance monitoring
MPPT design and implementation
Matlab toolbox for sensor and instrument progamming and monitoring
Remote monitoring using Zig-bee communication
(3-0-2-4)
ENG(SERC): 3-931: Advanced course on Lithium-Ion Batteries
Faculty: Dr. K. Ramesha , Dr. A. S. Prakash
4 Credits
This course gives concise understanding of electrochemistry and comprehensive knowledge on
Lithium-ion batteries with detailed understanding of components and materials chemistry. The course
also involves complete understanding of various characterization tools used in materials science such
as XRD, SEM, TEM and electrochemical analysis. Hands on experiments are formulated to cover all
aspects - from synthesis, characterization to complete assembly of Li-ion battery cells.
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Introduction to batteries: Historical perspective, Kinetics/thermodynamics/charge transfer
process, Faraday’s law of electrolysis, standard cells and electrode potentials
Lithium battery active materials: Anode: intercalation, conversion, alloying; Cathode: Layered,
framework structures
Electrolytes: organic, polymeric, ionic liquids. Aprotic organic electrolytes, Polymer
electrolytes-dry, gel and composites, polymer membranes.
Separators: materials, properties, porosity, thermal, mechanical and electrochemical stability.
Safety, assembly and recycling
Synthesis approaches for battery materials and crystallography
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Instrumental methods in Li-ion battery research: XRD analysis, microscopy (SEM, TEM),
thermal analysis (TGA, DTA, DSC), IR, Raman analysis, GITT, impedance analysis etc.
Lab:
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Li-ion battery fabrication, material preparation (cathode, anode).
Materials characterization (XRD, SEM, TEM, TGA, etc).
Electrochemical tests on Li-ion batteries (CV, charge-discharge, capacity, life cycle studies,
GITT, EIS).
(2-1-2-4)
ENG(SERC): 3-932: Design of Structures For Renewable Energy
Course Coordinator: Dr. Saptarshi Sasmal
4 Credits
Faculty : Dr. J. Rajasankar, Dr. P. Harikrishna, Shri. G. Ramesh Babu
The course is aimed at enabling the scholars to conceptualise, analyze and design structures for
renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, specifically, the solar PV modules and wind turbines.
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Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics: Introduction to structural mechanics, Kinetics,
Kinematics and Energy theorems
FEM techniques for structural analysis: Stationary principles, Rayleigh-Ritz method and
interpolation, Iso-parametric finite element, shape function, modeling, numerical integration,
coordinate transformation
Design Concepts: Limit states, LRFD, fatigue for concrete/steel/composite structures
Support structures for solar photovoltaic modules: Loads and analysis, design
Support structure for wind turbines - Loads and analysis, design of superstructure and
foundation
Wind turbine blades: Stress analysis and design
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Structural form effect
FEM applications
Wind tunnel-scaled modelling of structures
(3-0-2-4)
ENG(SERC): 3-933: Bio Energy: The Plants Work & Let Us Reap
Course Coordinator: Dr. Carmalin Sophia
4 Credits
Faculty: Dr. Rima Biswas
Bioenergy module is developed keeping in mind the energy sectors imminent and future need for
personnel with green energy skills. The module provides an introduction to the Bio-energy,
sustainability, issues and framework required appreciate the significance of bio-energy related matters
with and industrial environment
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Introduction to bio-energy
Bio-energy sustainability: Land use, bio-energy crops, feed stocks
Agronomy of bio-energy crops, Environmental implications
Chemistry & biochemistry of Biomass
Biochemical processes (conversion, deconstruction, bio-processing)
Bio-fuels (ethanol, bio-butanol, biodiesel, cellulosic and other biofuels)
Physical and chemical processes (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis)
Direct biomass combustion & Co-firing technologies
Power generation from bio-mass
and crop harvesting,
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Economics of bio-energy (costs, prices, markets, financing and marketing
Policies & Future R&D of Biofuels & Bioenergy
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Microbial conversion of plant derived biomass into bio-fuels
Pre-treatment technologies to make the lignocellulose more accessible to enzymes, hydrolysis
of polysaccharides to sugars, conversion to a fuel molecule, and extraction of the fuel
Microbial fuel cell/ Microbial electrolysis cell, Microalgal biofuels
Thermo-chemical, chemical and catalyst conversion of biomass/Gasification
Bio-energy systems engineering
(1-0-0-1)
ENG(SERC): 1-930: Effective Presentation Skills and Dissertation Writing
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bala Pesala
1 Credit
This course teaches effective presentation skills and valuable tips on dissertation preparation and
writing.
ENGG(SERC) 1-906: Instrumentation & Sensors for Structural Response Measurement
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-2-4
Faculty : Shri K. Srinivas ( CSIO), Dr. K. Ravisankar, Dr. S. Arunachalam
Introduction: Definition of Instrumentation, Why instrumentation of Structures/Structural components? concepts
and Methods - Potential areas of application; measurements: Data Acquisition - Data Transmission - Data
Processing - Storage of processed data - Knowledgeable information processing - Remote Structural Health
Monitoring; Sensors for measurements: Electrical Resistance Strain Gages (ERSG), Vibrating Wire Strain
Gages (VWSG), Fiber Optic Sensors (FOS), Temperature Sensors, Accelerometers, Displacement
Transducers, Load Cells, Humidity Sensors, Crack Propagation Measuring Sensors, Corrosion Monitoring
Sensors, Pressure Sensors
ENGG(SERC) 1-907 : Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Faculty : Dr. Nagesh R Iyer , Dr. G.S. Palani
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-0-3
Concept of Stresses and Strains - Basic Concepts, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Stress and strain
tensors, Thermal Stresses; Mechanical Properties of Engineering Materials - Stress-Strain Curve of Engineering
Materials, Constitutive relations ; Solid Mechanics Approach - Principal Stresses and Strains, Axially Loaded
Members, Plane stress, Plane Strain and Axisymmetric Problems, Closed and Open Coiled Helical Springs,
Strain energy, Introduction to concepts of plasticity ; Bending and shear of beams - Shear Forces and Bending
Moments, Bending and Shear Stresses, Elastic Deflection of Beams ; Torsion – Open and closed sections,
Shear centre, warping cross-section properties, Shear flow in closed and open sections, Torsion of shafts,
closed and open sections; Advanced Topics - Buckling of Compressed Members and Slenderness Ratio,
Elements of Structural Vibrations, Fundamentals of Fatigue Analysis
ENGG(SERC) 1-908: Computational Methods
Faculty: Dr. A. Rama Mohan Rao ,Shri. J. Rajasankar
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-0-3
Introduction, finite floating point arithmetic, catastrophic cancellation, chopping and rounding errors; Solution of
nonlinear equations; bisection method, secant method, Newton's method, fixed point iteration, Muller's method;
Numerical optimization; Method of golden section search, Newton's method optimization; Solutions of linear
algebraic equations; forwarding Gaussian elimination, pivoting, scaling, back substitution, LU-decomposition,
norms and errors, condition numbers, iterations, Newton's method for systems, computer implementation;
Interpolation; Lagrange interpolation, Newton interpolation, inverse interpolation; Numerical Integration; finite
differences, Newton cotes rules, trapezoidal rule, Simpson's rule, extrapolation, Gaussian quadrature; Numerical
solution of ordinary differential equations; Euler's method, Runge-Kutta method, multi-step methods, predictorcorrector methods, rates of convergence, global errors, algebraic and shooting methods, for boundary value
problems, computer implementation
ENGG(SERC) 1-909 :Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Faculty:, Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Shri K. Venkataraman
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-0-3
Ordinary Differential Equations of the First Order , Ordinary Linear Differential Equation, Laplace
Transformation, Line and Surface Integrals. Integral Theorems, Matrices and Determinants (Systems of Linear
Equations), Fourier Series and Integrals, Partial Differential Equations, Sequences and Series, Taylor and
Laurent Series, Special Functions. Asymptotic Expansions
ENGG(SERC) 2-906: Dynamics of Structures
Course Coordinator: Dr. K. Muthumani
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Introduction: dynamic vs. static response; types of dynamic loading: seismic, impact, wind, blast; Principles of
dynamics - Formulation of equations of motion by different methods - single degree of freedom systems - free
and forced response - effect of damping; Multi-degree of freedom systems -Formulation of equations of motion Eigen values problems - Modes shapes and orthonormality of modes -Approximate methods of extraction of
eigen values and natural frequency; Seismic response spectra Response spectra parameters; response spectra
relationships; Dynamic response of MDOF systems - Mode superposition techniques -Numerical integration
procedures; Continuous systems - Modeling - free and forced vibration of bars and beams; MDOFs : Response
spectra analysis; Response spectra analysis; SRSS and CQC combination methods; Introduction to frequency
domain analysis; Time domain vs. frequency domain; Fourier series; the fast Fourier transform (FFT);assessing
frequency content; frequency based filtering; Application of finite element method in structural dynamics
ENGG(SERC) 2-911: Bridge Engineering
Course coordinator: Dr. K. Ramanjaneyulu
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
(4-0-0) jasankar
Introduction - historical development, Classification and components of bridges, choice of type of the bridges,
bridge aesthetics; Bridge codes – standard specifications for highway and railway bridges; Analysis and design
of RC and PSC bridge decks, load distribution in slab and girder bridges, analysis and design of voided slab
bridge decks, behaviour of skew bridge decks; Analysis and design of RC and PSC box-girder bridge decks;
Analysis and design of steel and composite bridges; Design of bearings; Design of substructure and
foundations - piers and abutments of different types, shallow and deep foundations; Modern methods of
construction - Incremental launching and its impact on analysis and design, segmental construction ;
Introduction to analysis and design of long span bridges: suspension and cable stayed bridges
ENGG(SERC) 2-912: Earthquake Engineering
Faculty: Dr. P. Kamatchi; Shri G.V. Rama Rao
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
(4-1-0) jasankar
Elements of Engineering Seismology - Causes of earthquakes - seismic waves – magnitude and intensity characteristics of strong earthquake ground motions - Seismic Susceptibility of Indian Subcontinent;
Performance of structures under past earthquakes - Lessons learnt - Behaviour of RC, steel, Masonry and
prestressed concrete structures under cyclic loading; Introduction to theory of vibrations -Flexibility of long and
short period structures - concept of response spectrum; Building forms for earthquake resistance - Building
Systems – Rigid Frames, Braced Frames, Shear Walls - Structural Configuration; Seismic design philosophy Concept of Earthquake Resistant Design - Evaluation of earthquake load on structures based on IS: 1893 –
response spectrum method - 3 D computer analysis of building – Importance of detailing IS 13920
Seismic Design of Non Engineered construction; Seismic evaluation and retrofitting of structures; Soil
performance – Soil liquefaction – Soil structure interaction ; Seismic design provisions for bridges, dams, tanks
and Industrial structures; Modern Concepts: Introduction to Passive and Active Control of Civil Engineering
Structures, Base Isolation, energy dissipation devices, Adaptive systems – Case studies
ENGG(SERC) 2-908: RCC & Prestressed Concrete Structures
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Dr. K. Ramanjaneyulu, Dr. B. H. Bharath Kumar , Dr. A. Rama Chandra Murthy
Yield line method of Design of Slabs: Equilibrium and virtual work methods of analysis, Rectangular slabs and
triangular slabs with various edge conditions – yield line patterns, Circular slabs, Design for limit state of
strength and serviceability, Orthotropically reinforced slabs; Design of Grid Floors: General features, Rigorous
and approximate methods of analysis, Design of grid floors.; Design of Shear walls; Design of Deep Beams and
Corbels; Design of Flat Slabs; Design of bunkers silos and chimneys; Analysis of stresses in concrete
chimneys- uncracked and cracked sections- Codal provisions- Design of chimney; Importance of Detailing in
Reinforced Concrete Construction.
Introduction to prestressed concrete: materials, types of prestressing systems and devices; analysis of
prestressed concrete elements for flexure: concepts of stresses at transfer and service loads, ultimate strength
in flexure, losses in prestress, anchorage zone stresses; philosophy of design: limit state design for flexure and
shear, tendon profiles in post-tensioned and pre-tensioned members, comparative analysis of provisions of
international standards; statically indeterminate structures: continuous beams and portals, secondary moments,
concordancy of tendon profiles ; composite construction: longitudinal shear transfer, transverse shear, stage
prestressing, creep and shrinkage effects; external prestressing; design of prestressed concrete pipes, tanks,
slabs, and cylindrical shells.;construction aspects – prestressing, precast-prestressed concrete, stressing
sequence; safe demolition of psc structures; methods for safe distressing of prestressed concrete structures
ENGG(SERC) 2-909: Finite Element Technology-I
Faculty: Dr. Nagesh R Iyer , Dr. A. Rama Mohan Rao , Shri J. Rajasankar
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-0-3
(4-2-0) jasankar
Review of matrix methods of structural analysis ; Stationary Principles, Rayleigh-Ritz method and
Interpolation : Principle of stationary potential energy, Rayleigh-Ritz method, Stationary principles and
governing equations, Finite element form Rayleigh-Ritz method, FEM formulation from a functional,
Interpolation, C0 and C1 elements; Displacement based Element formulations:Overview of element stiffness
matrix, Load formulations, Equilibrium and compatibility, convergence requirements , patch test, stress
calculations, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric and solid finite elements, triangular, quadrilateral,
tetrahedron and hexahedron elements.Isoparametric finite elements :1-D, 2-D and 3-D shape functions,
Lagrangian and Serendipity family of elements, numerical integration, validity of isoparametric elements,
element and mesh instabilities, coordinate transformations, handling of constraints; Plate bending elements
:Plate bending theory, Mindlin and Kirchhoff element formulations, Concepts of locking, Full, reduced
integration and selective reduced techniques,
ENGG(SERC) 3-910: Uncertainty Handling in Engineering Decision Making
Coordinator: Dr. K. Balaji Rao
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Introduction: Basic Definitions; Examples; Different types of uncertainties; Exposure to formal frameworks for
handling uncertainties; Theory & Application of Probability and Statistics: Nature and Purpose of Mathematical
Statistics; Tabular and Graphical Representation of Samples; Sample Mean and Sample Variance; Random
Experiments, Outcomes, Events; Probability; Permutations and Combinations; Random Variables. Discrete and
Continuous Distributions; Mean and Variance of a Distribution; Binomial, Poisson, and Hypergeometric
Distributions; Normal Distribution; Distributions of Several Random Variables; Random Sampling. Random
Numbers; Estimation of Parameters; Confidence Intervals; Testing of Hypotheses, Decisions; Quality Control;
Acceptance Sampling; Goodness of Fit. x2-Test; Nonparametric Tests; Pairs of Measurements. Statistical
Tables; Application of stochastic processes for engineering decision making : Basic definition of stochastic
process; Some commonly used stochastic processes; Learning models for engineering decision making –
learning in both stationary and non-stationary environment; Application of fuzzy sets in engineering decision
making :Basic definition of fuzzy sets; Some commonly used fuzzy sets; Use of fuzzy stochastic models for
engineering decision making; Handling of uncertainties using possibility and plausibility theories ; Introduction to
application of game-theoretic approaches for engineering designs
ENGG(SERC) 3-909: Soft Computing
Coordinator: Dr. A. Rama Mohan Rao
(L-T-P-C) : 4-0-1-4
Introduction: Introduction of Soft-computing tools, Fuzzy Logic, concepts meta-heuristics, Evolutionary
algorithms, Neural Networks and Probabilistic Reasoning; Artificial Neural Networks (ANN): Different
Architectures, Back-propagation Algorithm, Hybrid Learning Rule, Supervised Learning- Perceptrons, Adaline,
Back-propagation Multilayer Perceptrons, Radial Basis function Networks. Unsupervised Learning – Competitive
Learning Network, Kohonen Self-Organizing Networks, Hebbian Learning, The Hopfield Network; Support
Vector Machines: Support vector machines and other kernel based learning algorithms, Implementation
techniques for SVM, application of SVM for engineering problems; Fuzzy Set Theory: Basic Definition and
terminology, Basic Concepts of Fuzzy Logic, Set Theoretic Operators, Membership functions- formulation and
parameterization. Fuzzy Union, Intersection, and Complement. Fuzzy Rules and Fuzzy Reasoning. Fuzzy
Inference Systems- Mamdani and Sugeno Fuzzy models. Fuzzy Associative Memories;Evolutionary Algorithms:
Basics of evolutionary Algorithms, Design issues in evolutionary Algorithm, evolutionary computing; Applications
with Soft Computing Tools: Case studies with ANN, fuzzy and Hybrid approaches
ENGG(SERC) 2-910:Plate and Shell Structures
Faculty: Dr. K. Balji Rao; Dr. K. Ramanjaneyulu
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Thin plates, Kirchhoff theory - strain displacement relations, stresses and stress resultants, constitutive
equations, equilibrium equations, boundary conditions, Analysis of rectangular and circular plates with different
boundary conditions and loadings ; thick plates-Reissner-Mindlin-Naghadi type theories; orthotropic plates,
plates on elastic foundation; Buckling of plates; Membrane and bending theory for analysis of singly curved and
doubly curved shells – long and short cylindrical shells, single and multi barrel shells, Beam-arch approximation
for long cylindrical shells; Analysis of surfaces of revolution – domes, cylindrical, conical and hyperboloid of
revolution subjected to different types of loadings; Analysis and shells of translation - elliptic paraboloids,
hyperbolic paraboloids; Analysis of folded plates;
ENGG(SERC) 3-907: Metal Structure Behaviour and Design
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Dr. S.J. Mohan, Dr. G.S. Palani , Dr. N. Prasada Rao
Frame design review -Second Order Effects and Moment Magnification; Stability and Leaning Columns;
Philosophies of design - ASD vs. LRFD and Structural Reliability; Failure Criteria; Brittle Fracture/Ductile
Yielding; Von Mises Yield Criteria; Fatigue - Stress Life, Strain Life, Fracture Mechanics; Variable Amplitude
Loading and Miner’s Rule; Fatigue Design Requirements; Bending behavior - General Flexural Theory;
Unsymmetrical Bending Biaxial Bending Tapered Members; Torsion - Pure Torsion Shear Flow Shear; Center
of Open Thin-Walled Sections Uniform Torsion; Torsion of Structural Shapes; Non-uniform Torsion; Combined
Torsion and Bending Torsion of Closed Thin-Walled Sections, Single Cell and Multi-Cell; Lateral torsional
buckling - Elastic and Inelastic; Columns, plates, and compression members - Local Buckling of Plate
Elements; Design Criteria; Torsional Compression Buckling; Design of Aluminum Structures: Introduction,
Stress-Strain Relationship, Permissible Stresses, Tension and Compression Members, Laced and Battened
nd
Columns, Beams; Beam-column and frame behavior –Approximate 2 order effects; Elastic and Inelastic
Behavior; CONNECTIONS - Review of Bolt and Weld Strength; Riveted and Bolted Connections Design Aids
Example; Microwave Towers – Introduction, structural configuration, function, analysis and design.
Transmission Towers – Introduction, structural configuration, bracing systems, analysis and design, codal
provision for design of tower and foundation; Tubular Structures - Tubular Trusses, joint details, tubular
scaffoldings, codal provisions; Cold Form light gauge section- Type of cross section, Stiffened, multiple stiffened
and un-stiffened element, flat- width ratio, effective design width, Design of light gauge compression, tension
and flexural members
ENGG(SERC) 3-906: Health Monitoring of Structures -1
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Dr. K. Ravisankar, Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan
Static Field Testing: Requirements for carrying out static field testing -Types of static tests - Behavioural/
Diagnostic tests - Proof tests - Simulation and loading methods - Static response measurement; Dynamic Field
Testing: Stress history data - Dynamic load allowance tests - Ambient vibration tests - Forced Vibration Method Dynamic response methods; Periodic and Continuous Monitoring; Long term performance monitoring using
integrated sensing methods - Monitoring through ambient vibration - Monitoring through testing under service
load conditions - Assessment of crack growth - Loss of prestress; Data Acquisition Systems; Static data
acquisition systems - Dynamic data acquisition systems - Hardware for Remote data acquisition systems;
Remote Structural Health Monitoring: Importance and Advantages - Methodology - RF/PSTN/GSM/Satellite
Communications - Networking of sensors - Data compression technique; Case Studies
ENGG(SERC) 2-913: Repair & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures
Faculty: Dr. B.H. Bharthkumar, Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
General: Introduction , cause of deterioration of concrete structures, Diagnostic methods & analysis, preliminary
investigations ,experimental investigations using NDT, load testing, corrosion mapping, core drilling method;
Serviceability and Durability: Effects due to climate, temperature, chemicals, wear and erosion, Design and
construction errors; Maintenance and Repair Strategies: Definitions: Maintenance, repair and rehabilitation,
Facets of Maintenance importance of Maintenance Preventive measures on various aspects. Assessment
procedure for evaluating a damaged structure; Causes of deterioration – testing techniques; Techniques for
Repair: Corrosion protection, corrosion inhibitors, corrosion resistant steels, coatings, cathodic protection.
Strengthening of structural elements with various methods; Case Studies: Structures affected due to corrosion
related failure
ENGG(SERC) 3-908: New Composite Materials in Civil Engineering Applications (L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy, Dr. (Mrs) J. Annie Peter
Concrete Composite: Fresh concrete and hardened concrete – Mix Design – Use of Admixtures Mechanical and
Durablity properties; Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC):Types of Fibres – Factors affecting strength and stiffness
of fibre concrete– Production of FRC – Tests on FRC – Applications of FRC; ferrocement-production and
application; High Performance Concrete (HPC): Definition – Constituent materials – Production methods –
Advantages of HPC –
Applications of HPC; self compacting concrete; definition – constituent material – mix
proportion – production methods – various tests on SCC – applications of SCC; Polymer Concrete Composite:
Classification of Polymer concrete – Methods of Production – Advantages of Polymer Concrete – Applications of
Polymer Concrete; FRP composites: Constituent materials – Method of Productions – Properties and Production
method – Applications
ENGG(SERC) 2-907: Engineering for Natural Hazards
Faculty: Dr. S. Arunachalam, Dr. S. Selvirajan, Dr. K. Balaji Rao
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Hazard Characteristics: Seismology and ground motion characteristics; Extreme wind Characteristics; Hazard
Estimation: Deterministic methods; Stochastic methods; Probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis;
Risk analysis of cyclonic wind speed; Post Disaster Damage Surveys: Earthquake Disaster; Cyclone Disaster;
Materials and Methodology of Constructions; Vulnerability Analysis: Damage Probability Matrix approach;
Fragility Analysis approach; Risk analysis life quality index Approach; Guidelines for Disaster Resistant
Structures: Earthquake Disaster; Cyclone Disaster
ENGG(SERC) 2-909: Finite Element Technology-II
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Dr. Nagesh R Iyer, Dr. A. Rama Mohan Rao, Shri J. Rajasankar, Dr. G.S. Palani
Introduction to nonlinear FEA – Concept of geometric and material nonlinearity, Total and updated
Lagrangian formulation, Constitutive relations, Solution techniques;
Formulations related to nonlinear dynamic analysis
Error estimation and adaptive refinement techniques – A posteriori error estimation for static, vibration and
dynamic problems; h-, p-, r- and mixed adaptive refinements.
Introduction to mesh free methods
ENGG(SERC) 3-912: Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Structures
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Dr. G. Raghava, Dr. G.S. Palani, Shri P. Gandhi, Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy
Introduction to Fatigue: Loads – Cyclic loads – High cycle fatigue – Low cycle fatigue; Stress-life Approach: S-N
curve – Size effect – Loading effect – Surface … plating, thermal, and mechanical – Temperature –
Environment; Strain-life Approach: Introduction – Material behaviour – Monotonic stress-strain behaviour, Basic
definition – True and engineering stress-strain relationship, Cyclic stress-strain behaviour, Cyclic strain
hardening and softening, Cyclic stress-strain curve determination, Stress-strain power law relation; Fatigue Life
Calculation: – Prediction of fatigue life using S-N and Miner’s approach – General,calculation of equivalent
stress range, stresses to be considered, S-N curves and joint classifications, – Prediction of crack propagation
using da/dN vs ΔK curves – General, Constant amplitude loading, variable amplitude loading, geometric
functions and crack growth integrals– General, load calculation, stress calculation, … probability of failure –
Design formats – General, allowable stresses, allowable cumulative damage ratio, comments on the design
formats; Fracture:…Stress distribution at discontinuities – Stress concentration factors – Cracks … Linear
Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM):Stress intensity factor – monotonic and cyclic loads - Fracture toughness –
Energy theories – J-integral; Crack Growth Studies: Fatigue crack growth … Constant amplitude loading –
Variable amplitude loading – Crack growth models –Remaining life prediction – Residual strength evaluation –
Plastic collapse condition, Yield condition, Remaining life approach … Fracture of Concrete Structures: Fracture
mechanics approach for concrete – Limitations – Nonlinear fracture models with tension softening – Fracture
energy – size effect – Remaining life prediction – Residual strength evaluation.
ENGG(SERC) 2-915: Engineering Materials
Faculty: Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy, Dr. BH Bharat Kumar
Concretes: high strength and high performance concrete-fiber reinforced concrete
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Metals: new alloy steels-aluminum and its products-other alloys
Composites: plastics-reinforced polymers-frp-cellular cores
Other materials: water proofing compounds-non -weathering materials-flooring and facade materials.
Smart and intelligent materials: brief outline and uses
ENGG(SERC) 3-914: Advanced Engineering Materials
Faculty: Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy, Dr. B.H. Bharath Kumar
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Concretes:
High strength and high performance concrete – fibre reinforced concrete
Metals
New alloy steels – aluminium and its products – other alloy
Composites
Plastics –reinforced polymers – frp – cellular cores
Other materials
Water proofing compounds – non-weathering materials – flooring and facade materials
Smart and intelligent materials
ENGG(SERC) 3-915: Probability and statistics
Coordinator: Dr. K Balaji Rao
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-0-3
Probability: Sample space and events – Probability – The axioms of probability – SomeElementary theorems Conditional probability – Baye’s theorem.
Random variables – Discrete and continuous – Distribution – Distribution function. Distribution
Binomial and poison distributions Normal distribution – related properties.Sampling distribution: Populations and
samples - Sampling distributions of mean (known and unknown) proportions, sums and differences.
Estimation: Point estimation–interval estimation-Bayesian estimation.Test of Hypothesis – Means– Hypothesis
concerning one and two means– Type I and Type II errors. One tail, two-tail tests.
Tests of significance – Student’s t-test, F-test,\c test. Estimation of proportions.
Queuing Theory: Pure Birth and Death Process M/M/1 Model and Simple Problems.
ENGG(SERC) 3-910: Uncertainty Handling in Engineering Decision Making
Faculty: Dr. K. Balaji Rao, Dr. M.B. Anoop
(L-T-P-C) : 4-0-1-4
Introduction: Basic Definitions; Examples., Different types of uncertainties., Exposure to formal frameworks for
handling uncertainties. Application of Probability and Statistics in engineering decision making:Basic definitions
of probability; random variables., Setting-up of framework for engineering decision making in the
probabilistic/random environment., Statistical analysis of engineering data., Statistical decision making.
Application of stochastic processes for engineering decision making:Basic definition of stochastic process.,
Some commonly used stochastic processes., Learning models for engineering decision making – learning in
both stationary and non-stationary environment. Application of fuzzy sets in engineering decision making: Basic
definition of fuzzy sets., Some commonly used fuzzy sets., Use of fuzzy stochastic models for engineering
decision making. Handling of uncertainties using possibility and plausibility theories. Introduction to application
of game-theoretic approaches for engineering designs
ENGG(SERC) 3-908: New Composite Materials in Civil Engineering Applications (L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Faculty: Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy, Dr. (Mrs) J. Annie Peter
Concrete Composite: Fresh concrete and hardened concrete – Mix Design – Use of Admixtures Mechanical and
Durablity properties; Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC):Types of Fibres – Factors affecting strength and stiffness
of fibre concrete– Production of FRC – Tests on FRC – Applications of FRC; ferrocement-production and
application; High Performance Concrete (HPC): Definition – Constituent materials – Production methods –
Advantages of HPC –
Applications of HPC; self compacting concrete; definition – constituent material – mix
proportion – production methods – various tests on scc – applications of scc; Polymer Concrete Composite:
Classification of Polymer concrete – Methods of Production – Advantages of Polymer Concrete – Applications of
Polymer Concrete; FRP composites: Constituent materials – Method of Productions – Properties and Production
method – Applications
ENGG(SERC) 3-916: Structural Control
Faculty: Dr. A. Rama Mohan Rao; Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Introduction: Review of fundamentals of single degree freedom systems-two degree freedom systems, multi
degree freedom systems, continuous systems, determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes,
numerical methods in vibration analysis
Passivevibration control: Introduction-reduction of vibration at the source-control of vibration-by structural
design-material selection-localized additions-artificial damping-resilient isolation, vibration isolation, vibration
absorbers, application of smart material in passive vibration control
Active vibration control: Introductions-concepts and applications, elements of linear control systems, the state
equation, solution of the state equation, stability, controllability and observability
Control mechanisms: Active tendon control, active mass damper and active mass driver, pulse generator,
aerodynamic appendages, other control mechanisms
Control algorithms: Control algorithms: introduction to control algorithms, classical linear optimal control, pole
assignment, instantaneous optimal control, independent modal space control (imsc), bounded state control,
other control algorithms
Practical issues on active control implementation: Paractical considerations, modelling errors, time dealy,
structal nonlinearities, uncertainities in structural paramenters, limited number of sensors & controllers, discrete
time control, reliability
Structural control using smart materials: Smart materials for structural control-types and characteristic review of
smart structures - active vibration control in smart structures, finite element modelling of piezoelectric materials,
ENGG(SERC) 2-917: Stability of Structures
Faculty: Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Dr. A. Rama Mohan Rao
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Stability of columns:Concepts of elastic structural stability- analytical approaches to stability - characteristics of
stability analysis- elastic buckling of columns- equilibrium; energy and imperfection approaches – non-prismatic
columns- built up colyumns- orthogonality of buckling modes- effect of shear on buckling load - large deflection
theory.
Methods of analysis and in elastic buckling : Approximate methods – rayleigh and galerkin methods – numerical
methods – finite difference and finite element - analysis of columns – experimental study of column behaviour –
south well plot - column curves - derivation of column design formula - effective length of columns - inelastic
behaviour- tangent modulus and double modulus theory
Beam columns and frames: Beam column behaviour- standard cases- continuous columns and beam columns –
column on elastic foundation – buckling of frames – single storey portal frames with and without side sway –
classical and stiffness methods – approximate evaluation of critical loads in multistoried frames – use of wood’s
charts.
Buckling of beams: Lateral buckling of beams – energy method- application to symmetric and simply symmetric i
beams – simply supported and cantilever beams - narrow rectangular cross sections- – numerical solutions –
torsional buckling – uniform and non uniform torsion on open cross section - flexural torsional buckling –
equilibrium and energy approach.
Buckling of thin plates : Isotropic rectangular plates - governing differential equations - simply supported on all
edges – use of energy methods – plates with stiffeners – numerical techniques.
ENGG(SERC3) 3-917: Health monitoring of structures – II
Faculty: Dr. K. Ravisankar, Dr. N. Gopalkrishnan
(L-T-P-C) : 4-0-1-4
Methods of health assessment of strucutres
Static field testing: Requirements for carrying out static field testing - types of static tests - behavioural/
diagnostic tests – proof Tests - simulation and loading methods - static response measurement
Dynamic field testing: Stress history data - dynamic load allowance tests - ambient vibration tests - forced
vibration method - Dynamic response methods
Periodic and continuous monitoring: Long term performance monitoring using integrated sensing methods monitoring through ambient vibration - Monitoring through testing under service load conditions - assessment of
crack growth - loss of prestress
Data acquisition systems: Static data acquisition systems - dynamic data acquisition systems - hardware for
remote data acquisition Systems
Damage diagnostic techniques: Frequency domain methods, time domain methods, methods based on time
frequency analysis, methods based on time series analysis, statistical based methods, methods based on AI
etc.,
Remote structural health monitoring: Importance and advantages - methodology - rf/pstn/gsm/satellite
communications - networking of sensors data compression technique
Case studies
ENGG(SERC) 3-918: Soil structure interaction
Faculty: Dr. Nagesh R Iyer, Shri J. Rajasankar
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Soil-foundation interaction: Introduction to soil-foundation interaction problems,soil behaviour,foundation
behjaviour,interface behaviour,scope of soil foundation interaction analysis,soil response models,winkler,elastic
continuum,two parameter elastic models,elastic plastic behaviour,time dependent behaviour
Beam on elastic foundation- soil models: Infinite beam,two parameters,isotropic elastic half space,analysis of
beams of finite length,classification of finite beams in relation to their stiffness
Plate on elastic medium: Infinite plate,winkler,two parameters,isotropic elastic medium,thin and thick
plates,analysis of finite plates,rectangular and circular plates,numerical analysis of finite plates,simple solutions
Elastic analysis of pile: Elastic analysis of single pile,theoretical solutions for settlement and load
distributions,analysis of pile group,interaction analysis,load distribution in groups with rigid cap.
Laterally loaded pile: Load deflection prediction for laterally loaded piles,subgrade reaction and elastic
analysis,interaction analysis,pile raft system, solutions through influence charts
ENGG(SERC) 3-919: Advanced concrete technology
Faculty:
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Cement: Composition of opc-manufacture-modified portland cements-hydration process of portland cementsstructure of hydrated cement pastes
Admixtures: Composition of opc-manufacture-modified portland cements-hydration process of portland
cements-structure of hydrated cement pastes
Aggregates: Mineral admixtures-slags-pozolanas and fillers-chemical admixtures-solutes retarders-air entraining
agents- water proofing compounds-plasticizers and super plasticizers
Fresh concrete: Shape and mechanical properties-absorption and physical durability-chemical stability and
packing characteristics
Properties of concrete: Workability-mix proportioning-mixes incorporating fly -ash -mixes for high performance
concrete Interfacial transition zone-fracture strength-mechanical properties-high strength concrete-shrinkagecreep- other properties
Durability of concrete: Basic consideration-Stability of constituents-Chemical Attack-Corrosion of Reinforcing
steel
Special topics: Manipulation of strength of concrete-Fiber reinforced concrete-Quality control
ENGG(SERC) 2-918: Structural Design for Dynamic Loads
Coordinator: Dr. K. Muthumani
(L-T-P-C) : 3-0-1-3
Introduction: Factors affecting design against dynamic loads - behaviour of concrete, steel, masonry and soil
under impact and cyclic loads - recap of structural dynamics with reference to sdof, mdof and continuum
systems - ductility and its importance.
Design against earthquakes:Earthquake characterisation - response spectra - seismic coeffcient and response
spectra methods of estimating loads - response of framed, braced frames and shear wall buildings - design as
per bis codes of practice - ductility based design.
Design against blast and impact: Characteristics of internal and external blast - impact and impulse loads pressure distribution on buildings above ground due to external blast - underground explosion - design of
bulidings for blast and impact as per bis codes of practice.
Design against wind: Characteristics of wind - basic and design wind speeds - effect of premeability of the
structure – pressure coefficient - aeroelastic and aerodynamic effects - design as per bis code of practice
including gust factor approach - tall buildings, stacks and chimneys.
Special considerations: Energy absorption capacity – ductility of the material and the structure – detailing for
ductility – passive and active control of vibrations – new and favourable materials.
ENGG(SERC) 1-920 : Research Methodology & Professional Practice
Coordinator: Dr. Nagesh R Iyer
(L-T-P-C) : 2-0-0-2
Research Methodology : Literature review ; Searching the literature; Managing references; Effective scientific
writing; Effective scientific presentation; Intellectual property management ; Writing and reading Patents ;
Research planning; Ethics in Science
Introduction to organisational structure; Communication Skills; Engineering Ethics and Social Responsibility;
Introduction to Decision Making; Professionalism Using Standard; Social Intelligence; Decision Making in
Company; Professional Judgment; Entrepreneurship and Risk Management; inter-relationships between
professionalism and ethics; inter-relationships between Ethics and Social Intelligence; inter-relationships
between Professional Judgment and Social Intelligence; mentoring; leadership exercises; group dynamics;
conflict resolution
NGG(SERC) 3-921 : Advanced Self-study on Special Topic-A
Coordinator: Selected Scientists or Guide
(L-T-P-C) : 1-1-6-4
This will involve readings from published literature or books about new frontiers on a specific topic related
specifically to the research topic or related areas. A report needs to be submitted and an open seminar on the
special topic needs to be presented.
ENGG(SERC) 3-922 : Advanced course on Special Topic-B
(L-T-PC) : 3-1-4-4
Coordinator: Selected Scientists or Guide
This will involve one to one teaching by thesis supervisor or any expert faculty member in the very specific topic
of candidates research
ENGG(SERC) 1-928 : Research Proposal Writing
(L-T-PC) : 1-1-4-4
Coordinator: Selected Scientists
Technical Communications: Role and importance of technical communication; Effective written and oral
communication; Technical report writing; Technical/R&D proposals; Research paper writing; Letter writing and
Official correspondence; Emails; Oral communication in meetings and group discussions; Oral Presentations;
Use of modern aids.
Definition of a scientific project proposal; Components of a proposal; Need and purpose of the proposal; Aims
and objectives; Background and present status; Proposed methodologies and approaches; Scheduling and
mile-stones; Resource allocation; Budgeting; Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; Referencing and citing;
Use of data, graphs, tables, figures; Proposal funding agencies and their formats.
Every student needs to submit two proposals --- one related to PhD research topic and the second in any field of
structural Engineering
ENGG(SERC) 1-929 : CSIR-800 Societal Programme
Coordinator: Selected Scientists
(L-T-PC) : 0-0-8-4
A project needs to be undertaken in rural area for 6-8 weeks duration aligned to the CSIR-800 programme. The
theme of the project may be chosen from the CSIR-800 document or from any other government department
related to benefiting and empowering the economically lower 800 million Indians by way of S&T innovations.
The aim is to interact with underprivileged people in the villages and propose solutions in the area of health,
agriculture, energy, water, food, education, housing and physical infrastructure etc.
Annexure III-D
Course Content of
Mathematical & Information Sciences
Special Meeting of Senate 08.06.2012
Final Draft
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research: Mathematical and Information Sciences
(AcSIR:MIS)
Ph D Programme: 2012
Contents
1. Scope of Ph D Programme in MIS
2. Selection Procedure
3. Credit Requirements
4. Summary of Ph D Courses in MIS (Course Titles and LTPC), with list of faculty
(a) C-MMACS
(b) NAL
(c) NISCAIR
(d) NISTADS
(e) URDIP
5. Outline of Ph D Courses in MIS (Content, Faculty, Suggested Reading)
(a) C-MMACS
(b) NAL
(c) NISCAIR
(d) NISTADS
(e) URDIP
6. List of Faculty
7. Broad Scope of CSIR-800 Course
Final Draft
Summary of Ph D Courses
C-MMACS
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Quantitative Science and Reasoning
Principles and Techniques of Mathematical
Modelling
Applied Computational Methods
Scientific Computing and Networking
Mathematics Modeling: Principles and Application
CSIR-800 Societal Program (MIS or
Interdisciplinary)
Subject Proposal (2 proposals in MIS area)
Electives
Introduction to Non-linear Dynamics
Advanced Information Security
Scientific and Parallel Computing
Cyber and Network Security
Advanced Self Study on Special topic
Research Methodology, Technical Writing &
Communication Skills
Finite Element Method
Numerical Weather Prediction
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Statistical Physics and its Practical Applications
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MIS610
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Prof. V K Gaur (Alumni)
Dr R N Singh (Alumni)
Prof. P Seshu
Prof. T R Rammohan
Prof. P Goswami
Dr G K Patra, C-MMACS
Dr I A Parvez
Dr K V Ramesh
Dr V Rakesh
NAL
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MIS602
MIS603
MIS604
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MIS606
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MIS701
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Principal Faculty (Partial List)
1. Prof. R M Jha
2. Prof. V Mudkavi
Final Draft
Electives
Fundamentals of Electronic Materials &
Semiconductor Devices
Physics & Technology of Thin Films
Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques
Nanostructured materials
Superconductivity & Magnetic Materials
Advanced Measurement Techniques & Metrology
Advanced Computational Physics
Engineering Materials
Quantum Optics & Advanced Solid State Optical
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(A) Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB)
1. Common Core (14 Credits)
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CBB (NISCAIR)-101
Research Methodology
1-1-0-2
02.
CBB (NISCAIR)-301
Advanced Self Study
0-2-4-4
03.
CBB (NISCAIR)-401
Project Proposal writing
0-1-6-4
04.
CBB (NISCAIR)-402
CSIR-800 Societal program
0-0-8-4
2. Programme Electives (6 Credits)
S.No. Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C
01.
CBB (NISCAIR)-201
Basic & Advance Bioinformatics
2-1-0-3
02.
CBB (NISCAIR)-202
Languages Learning in Bioinformatics
2-1-0-3
03.
CBB (NISCAIR)-203
Database Management Systems
2-1-0-3
04.
CBB (NISCAIR)-204
Discovery & Translational Bioinformatics
2-1-0-3
05.
CBB (NISCAIR)-205
2-1-0-3
06.
CBB (NISCAIR)-206
07.
CBB (NISCAIR)-207
Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics &
Transcriptomics
Computational Biology Approaches for Drug
Discovery
Computational Immunology / Immunoinformatics
2-1-0-3
08.
CBB (NISCAIR)-208
Computational Neurology/Neuroinformatics
2-1-0-3
Principal Faculty
1. Dr. Tarakanta Jana
2. Shri Hasan Javed khan
3. Dr. S. C. Sharma
4. Dr. G. Mahesh
5. Shri S.R. Kundu
6. Shri Mukesh Pund
7. Mrs. Charu Verma
8. Shri Sanjay Burde
9. Shri C.B. Singh
10. Dr. Vijayalakshmi
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2-1-0-3
(B) Database systems & Climate Change Informatics (DBS & CCI)
COMMON CORE (14 CREDIT)
Title of the course
S.No. Course No.
L T P C
1. DBS (NISCAIR)101
Research Methodology
1
1
0 2
2. DBS (NISCAIR)301
Advance Self Studies
0
2
4 4
3. DBS (NISCAIR)401
Project proposal Writing
0
1
6 4
4. DBS (NISCAIR)802
CSIR-800 Societal Program
0
0
8 4
Programme Electives (6 Credits)
S.No. Course No.
Title of the course
L T P C
1. DBS (NISCAIR)201
Data Base Management System
2
1
0 3
2. DBS (NISCAIR)202
Environment and Environmental Impact Analyses
2
1
0 3
3. DBS (NISCAIR)203
Glaciology
2
1
0 3
4. DBS (NISCAIR)204
Climatology
2
1
0 3
5. DBS (NISCAIR)205
Ecology, Remote sensing and GIS
2
1
0 3
6. DBS (NISCAIR)206
Introductory oceanography
2
1
0 3
7. DBS (NISCAIR)207
Environmental ocean technology
2
1
0 3
8. DBS (NISCAIR)208
Ocean resources
2
1
0 3
9. DBS (NISCAIR)209
Integrated coastal zone management
2
1
0 3
10. DBS (NISCAIR)210
Oceans and climate change
2
1
0 3
Principal Faculties: January, 2012
1. Dr. P D Tyagi,
2. Dr. S C Sharma,
3. Dr. Majumdar,
4. Dr. Sanjay Sen Gupta,
5. Dr. Tarakanta Jana
6. Dr. G. Mahesh)
7. Dr. Rajeev Gupta,
8. Dr. R S Beniwal
9. Mrs. Charu Verma
10. Dr. Pankaj Gupta
11. Dr. Rajendran
12. Dr J Sundaresan
Other than the above faculties the course will be supported by scientists from various CSIR, ISRO
Institutes and faculties from IIT and universities who are associated with the collaborative
projects developed by NISCAIR
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NISTADS
Course No.
Title
L T
P
C
Core
MIS(NISTADS)-1
Quantitative Research Methodology
1
1
1
1
MIS(NISTADS)-2
Introduction to Qualitative Research
1
1
1
1
MIS(NISTADS)-3
Indian Economy and Policy
2
1
0
3
MIS(NISTADS)-4
Innovation systems and development
2
1
0
3
MIS(NISTADS)-5
Introduction to History of Science
1
2
0
3
MIS(NISTADS)-6
Science & Technology Policy
2
1
0
3
MIS(NISTADS)-7
Science and Technology Systems - India and the
World
1
2
0
3
Elective
MIS(NISTADS)-1
Trade and Technology
1
1
0
2
MIS(NISTADS)-2
Enterprise Development through Value Chains
Analysis
2
0
2
4
2
1
0
3
MIS(NISTADS)-3
Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Research,
Innovation and Development
MIS(NISTADS)-4
Environmental History
1
2
0
3
MIS(NISTADS)-5
Resource Planning & Policy
1
1
1
3
Principal Faculty (Partial List)
1. Dr. Yogesh Suman
2. Dr. Pradip Kumar Biswas
3. Dr. Sanjib Pohit
4. Dr. Rajeswari S. Raina
5. Dr. Satpal Sangwan
6. Dr. Sujit Bhattacharya
7. Dr.Tabassum Jamal
8. Dr. Subhan Khan
9. Dr. M. Rais
10. Dr. Tabassum Jamal
11. Dr. Kasturi Mandal
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URDIP
S. No.
Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C1
1
MIS(URDIP)-381
IP Management
2-1-0-4
2
MIS(URDIP)-382
R&D Management
2-1-0-4
3
MIS( URDIP)-383
Technology Management
2-1-0-4
4
MIS(URDIP)-384
Patinformatics
1-0-2-2
5
MIS(URDIP)-385
Cheminformatics
2-0-2-3
6
MIS(URDIP)-386
Bioinformatics
2-0-2-3
1
Lecture-Tutorial-Practice-Credits
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Outline of Courses
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CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CSIR CMMACS)
Institutional Profile:
CSIR C-MMACS is a premier research institute established in 1988 with expertise in
mathematical modelling and computer simulation in diverse Scientific and Engineering fields. It
has a strong base of High Performance Computing (HPC) and has made significant contributions
in the areas of Solid Earth, Ocean and Atmosphere Modelling, Network and Cyber security,
Nonlinear Dynamical System and Computational Mechanics.
CSIR C-MMACS has significant supercomputing and communication infrastructure with the new
supercomputing facility connected to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) with a 1 Gbps
Optical Fiber Link. Several CSIR laboratories have been remotely accessing the compute facility
to solve challenging computational problems across various scientific disciplines. Research in the
fields of cyber security and cryptography is actively pursued. Research focus in the field of Solid
Earth Modelling is to estimate the seismic hazard and vulnerability of the Indian subcontinent
through modelling and simulation of present day deformation and ground motion. Major
achievements in this field are precise quantification and modelling of inter, co- and post-seismic
surface deformation in Indian subcontinent. In addition to this we have given the deterministic
hazard map of Indian subcontinent and seismic hazard map using Bayesian approach. Several
models, algorithms and methodologies have been developed to address issues of high scientific
significance and national importance in the areas of sustainability, climate change impact etc. A
novel indigenous, ground based cloud seeding dispenser has been developed. In the field of
Carbon cycle modelling, for the first time in India, carbon flux has been estimated by inverting
the data from CO2 measurement stations at Hanle and Pondicherry which has reduced the
posteriori uncertainties of these estimates significantly. We have integrated complex marine
ecosystem and carbon chemistry models into an ocean general circulation model to simulate the
oceanic carbon cycle over several time and space scales. Research on complex fluids carried out
at C-MMACS has led to deep insight into chaotic behaviour at micro as well as macro-scales.
Work on Lattice-Boltzmann method, which is eminently suited to parallel computation in fluid
dynamics, has been initiated. Research work has also been initiated in the field of multi-scale
modelling through modelling of interaction of aerosols and clouds into general circulation
models. Sophisticated mathematical modelling aided by powerful computing and visualization
has the potential to provide the cutting-edge to industry in a number of areas. CSIR C-MMACS
combines high quality scientific output (SCI publications), academic programmes (Ph.D.
students) and outreach in its approach. For details, visit www.cmmacs.ernet.in.
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MIS01: Reasoning and Quantitative Thinking
Principal Faculty: Prof V K Gaur
Participating Faculty: R N Singh, G Prathap, P Goswami
1. Reasoning1-Philosophy2-Science3 : the eternal cycle towards framing significant questions and validating
knowledge through examples4
2. Analysis of valid and invalid reasoning through examples such as syllogism5
Enquiry in the method(?) of establishing knowledge(science) through analysis of Aristotle’s Inductivedeductive schema and its continual refinement through the ages to Popper’s falsification criteria.
3. An understanding of the validity and value of Induction through analysis of Mathematical Induction and
exploration of ‘inductive processes’ discernible in the road to some key scientific discoveries
4. An exploration of the development chain of some key concepts such as the definition of a ‘number’from Peano to Frege - as an example of relentless march towards bridging the chasm between consistency
and completeness. Self study to look for and explain other examples6
6. Symbolic Logic: its journey from Leibnitz’s prescient programme through a long refinement by Frege,
Cantor, Turing and others
7. The explosive illumination of science coupled to mathematics: quantitative verification, prediction,
engineering and systems design, algorithmic explorations.
Notes
1. Deduction from plausible ideas or propositions
2. Scrutiny of methods, procedures bases and criteria for their logical validity as well as of the way we use
concepts
3. Empirically validated knowledge that remains tentative till supplanted by new paradigms
4. This cycle will be exemplified by analyses of the origin of ideas and hypotheses, and their evolutionary
journey towards refinement, and replacement by revolutionary new Ideas: The
Phlogiston theory, Newton’s constant Universe, the Ether theory, the quantum theory etc.
5. These will be worked examples and include exercise in the formulation of valid and invalid syllogistic
reasoning.
6. This approach will be followed throughout
MIS04: Scientific Computing and Networking
Principal Faculty: Dr G K Patra
Philosophy of computing (4): Hilbert, Gödel and Turing, Church-Turing Thesis, Computability and
Complexity, Quantum Computing, Quantum Entanglement and Information, Turing Machines
High-performance sequential computing (6): Elementary concepts of modern computer architectures,
Pipelining, Instruction level parallelism, cache performance, memory hierarchy, cache oblivious
algorithms, compiler optimization issues, self tuning libraries.
High Performance Computing (4): Motivating applications, parallel architectures, shared-memory
parallel computing, distributed-memory parallel computing
Grid Computing (4): Definition and scope of grid computing, Globus GT 3 Toolkit – Architecture,
Programming model
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Cloud computing (4): Introduction to Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service,
Software as a service, Cloud applications
Scientific Data Format (2): Common Data Format, GRid In Binary, Hierarchical Data Format, Network
Common Data Form, IEEE standard for floating point arithmetic, little-endian and big-endian data
representation
Parallel Processing and programming (10): Basic concepts in parallel computing, parallel algorithms,
Introduction to message passing and MPI programming, embarrassingly parallel problems, Problem
decomposition, graph partitioning, and load balancing., introduction to shared memory and OpenMP
programming. matrix multiplications, solving systems of equations, parallel direct and iterative methods,
programming on different parallel architectures, and applications.
Networking (8): Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communications, Local Area Networks –
Software and Support Systems, The Internet, DNS, Proxy, Introduction to network security, cryptography,
firewalls and user authentication technologies
Lab (20): Linux shell programming, High performance serial programming, compiler optimization, Multiprocessor parallel programming (MPI, SHMEM), benchmarking and performance evaluation on different
architecture, Visualization of different data formats. Little-endian to big-endian conversion and vice-versa.
Suggested Readings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Feynman, Richard P. Feynman Lectures on Computation Penguin 1999
Petzold, Charles The Annotated Turing Wiley 2008
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, by Hennessy and Patterson
Foundations of Multithreaded, Parallel, and Distributed Programming, by Andrews
Designing and Building Parallel Programs, by Foster
Joshy Joseph & Craig Fellenstein, “Grid Computing”, Pearson/PHI PTR-2003.
“Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms,” R. Buyya et al. (eds.), Wiley, 2010.
8. “Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications,” L. Gillam et al. (eds.) Springer, 2010.
9. Parallel Programming – Techniques and applications Using Networked Workstations and Parallel
Computers, Barry Wilkinson and Michael Allen, Prentice Hall, 1999.
10. Multi-Core Programming - Increasing Performance through Software Multi-Threading, Shameem
Akhter and Jason Roberts, Intel Press 2006.
11. Parallel Programming in C with MPI and OpenMP, Michael J. Quinn, McGraw Hill 2003.
12. Data Communications & Computer Networks: A Business User’s Approach, 4th Edition, Curt
White, 0-619-16035-7, Course Technology
MIS05: Mathematical modeling in applications
Principal Faculty: Dr. R N Singh, NGRI
Steady field and potentials (Laplace, Poisson and biharmonic equations)
Gravitational potential, continuous distribution of mass; Electrostatics, charge free, point, surface
and volume chargers; electrostatics, point, surface and volume sources; hydrostatics, Bernoulli
equation, Stokes flow, Couette flow, Poiseuille Flow; Steady heat flow, point and distribute
sources, stratified media; examples for earth system science using analytical and numerical
methods.
Diffusion of fields (Heat equation)
Transient heat conduction, point, surface and volume sources, phase change, stratified media;
Electromagnetic diffusion, sources, stratified media; pore pressure diffusion, sources, stratified
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media; stress diffusion in elastic/viscous media; Chemical diffusion, sources and chemical
reactions; examples from earth system science using analytical and numerical methods.
Waves fields (wave equation)
Electromagnetic harmonic waves, stratified media, waveguides, antenna; transient
electromagnetic waves, sources, stratified media; harmonic elastic waves, body and surface
waves, sources and free oscillations; harmonic waves in fluid media, sources, stratification;
transient waves, sources in continuous media; examples from earth system science using
analytical and numerical methods.
Nonlinear and inverse problems
Reaction diffusion equation, travelling wave solution; population growth and dispersion; filtration
equation; solitary waves; barotropic and baroclinic instabilities; parameterized climate models;
parameter estimation in underdetermined systems, regularization; examples from earth system
science using analytical and numerical methods.
Suggested Reading
Aster, R., Borchers, B. and Thurber,C. Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems, Elsevier, 2005.
Holton, J. Introduction to dynamics meteorology, Elsevier 2004
Jaupart C and Mareschal, J.-C. Heat generation and transport in the earth, 2011, CUP
Marshal and Plumb, Atmosphere, ocean and climate dynamics, Elsevier, 2008
Parker, DF, Fields Flows and Waves, An introduction to continuum models, Springer, 2003
Plawsky, J. Transport phenomena fundamentals, CRC press, 2010.
Torcotte and Schubert, Geodynamics, Cambridge University Press, 2002
Computational Electromagnetics
Basic Electromagnetics: Maxwell’s equations, interface and boundary conditions, uniform plane
wave, pointing vector, polarization, image current and equivalence principle, reciprocity theorem,
surface integral equations, volume integral equations, Green’s function; Analytical Methods:
Method of Separation of Variables, orthogonality condition, Eigenfunction Expansion Method,
Delta function and source representation;
Low-frequency Techniques: Method of Moments (MoM), Finite Difference Time Domain
(FDTD), Finite Element Method (FEM), Fast Multipole Method (FMM); Resonance Method:
Mei Scattering; High-frequency Techniques: Ray tracing, Integral Equation Method,
Geometrical Optics (GO), Geometrical Theory of Diffraction (GTD), Uniform Theory of
Diffraction (UTD), Methods of Equivalent Currents (MEC); Hybrid Methods: Mode MatchingGeneralized Scattering Matrix (MM-GSM) method, Transmission Line Transfer Matrix (TLTM)
Method; Neural Network (NN) based-methods, Genetic Algorithm (GA) based methods.
Suggested Readings
1. Computational Methods for Electromagnetics. A.F. Peterson, S.L. Ray, and R. Mittra, IEEE
Press, NJ, 1998.
2. Analytical and Computational Methods in Electromagnetics. R. Garg, Artech House,
Norwood, 2008.
3. Introduction to the Uniform Geometrical Theory of Diffraction. D.A. McNamara, C.W.I.
Pistorius, and J.A.G. Malherbe, Artech House, 1990.
4. Neural Networks: A Comprehensive Foundation. S. Haykin, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1994.
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MIS 610: Introduction to Non Linear Dynamics
1. Introduction/Phase Space,Plane and Portraits (8 Lectures)
 Linear Systems and their classification;
 Existence and uniqueness of solutions;
 Fixed points and linearization;
 Stablility of equilibria;
 Pendulum Oscillator,Dufing oscillator,Lindstedt`s method;
 Conservative and reversible systems.
2. Limit cycles (12 Lectures)
 The Van der Pol oscillator, Method of averaging;
 Relaxation oscillators;
 Weakly Nonlinear Oscillators;
 Forced Duffing oscillator, method of multiple scales;
 Forced Van der Pol oscillator,entrainment,
 Mathieu`s equation, Floquet Theory, Harmonic Balance.
3. Bifurcations (9 Lectures)
 Saddle-node,transcritical,and pitchfork bifurcations;
 Center manifold theory;
 Hopf bifurcation;
 Global bifurcations; and
 Poincare maps.
4. Chaotic Dynamics (10 Lectures)
 Lorentz equations;
 Lorentz map
 Logistic map;
 Lyanpunov Exponents;
 Fractal sets and their dimensions;
 Box ,point wise and correlation dimensions;
 Strange attractors;
 Forced two-well oscillators
6. Time Series Analysis (5 Lectures)
 State space approach
Suggested Texts
Julien C.Sprott , “Chaos and Time-series Analysis”, Oxford University Press 2003;
Mark Shelhamer, “Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology: a State Space Approach”, World Scientific, 2007
Optional Texts
1. Edward Ott, “Chaos in Dynamical Systems”, Cambridge University Press, 1993
2. K.T.Alligood, T.D.Sauer, and J.A.Yorke, “CHAOS-An introduction to Dynamical Systems”, Springer,
1996
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MIS611: Advanced Information Security
Divisibility, Euclidean Algorithm, Congruence’s, Finite Fields, Quadratic Residues and
Reciprocity, Primality algorithm, One-way and Trapdoor Functions, Stream Ciphers, PseudoRandom Number Generators, Block Ciphers and Modes of Operations, Data Encryption Standard.
Private Key Encryption, Public Key Encryption, RSA Cryptosystem, Rabin’s Public Key
Cryptosystem, Knapsacks, Message Authentication and Hash Functions, Digital Signatures, RSA
Digital Signature Scheme, El Gamal’s Scheme, Rabin’s Scheme.
Key Distribution, Diffie-Hellman Secret Key Exchange, Two-Party and Multi-Party Protocols,
Simultaneous Secret Exchange Protocol, Secret Sharing, Neural and Quantum cryptography.
Cryptanalysis of cryptographic primitives and protocols, such as by side-channel attacks,
differential cryptanalysis, or replay attacks; and cryptanalytic techniques on deployed systems etc.
Security protocols at application level, Socket layer and Network layer, Virtual private networks.
Suggested Readings
1. Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C,
Second E/d, John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
2. William Stallings, Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, Second
Edition, Prentice Hall, 1998.
3. Neal Koblitz, A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography, Springer-Verlag.
4. A. J. Menezes, P. C. van Oorshot and S. A. Vanstone: Handbook of Applied
Cryptography, CRC Press.
5. Shafi
Goldwasser,
Mihir
Bellare,
Lecture
Notes
on
Cryptography.
www.cse.ucsd.edu/~mihir/papers/gb.html
6. O. Goldreich, Foundations of Cryptography: Basic Tools, Cambridge University Press.
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MIS612: Scientific and Parallel Computing
Philosophy of computing: The universal Turing machine, The Church–Turing Thesis,
Computable and uncomputable Numbers, The printing problem and the halting problem, The
halting function, The Limits of Machines, introduction to quantum computing
High Performance computing: Modern computer architectures, Programming and Tuning
Software, Shared-Memory Parallel Processors, Scalable Parallel Processing, Scientific data
formats, introduction to grid and cloud computing and its applications, Open source software
Parallel Processing and programming: Basic concepts in parallel computing, parallel
algorithms, Introduction to message passing and MPI programming, embarrassingly parallel
problems, Problem decomposition, graph partitioning, and load balancing, introduction to shared
memory and OpenMP programming. Matrix multiplications, solving systems of equations,
parallel direct and iterative methods, programming on different parallel architectures, and
applications.
Lab: Linux shell programming, sequential programming, compiler optimization, Multi-processor
parallel programming (MPI, SHMEM), benchmarking and performance evaluation on different
architecture, Visualization of different data formats.
Suggested Readings
13. Philosophy of Computing and Information, Edited by Luciano Floridi, Blackwell
Publisher, August 2003
14. The Temple of Quantum Computing , Riley T. Perry 2004 - 2006
15. High Performance Computing, Kevin Dowd, O'Reilly Series, 1993.
16. Introduction to High-Performance Scientific Computing ©2010 (Victor Eijkhout)
17. High Performance Computing For Dummies, Douglas Eadline, Wiley Publishing, Inc.
18. High Performance Computing: Paradigm and Infrastructure, L. Yang and M. Guo, JOHN
WILEY & SONS
19. Designing and Building Parallel Programs, Ian Foster, Addison Wesley, 1995
20. MPI: The Complete Reference, Marc Snir, Steve Otto, Steven Huss-Lederman, David
Walker, Jack Dongarra, The MIT press, 1996
21. How to write Parallel Programs, A first Course, By Nicholas Carriero and David
Gelernter, The MIT press, 1992
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MIS 613: Cyber and Network Security
Introduction to Computer Security: Introduction to techniques for defending against hostile
adversaries in modern computer systems and computer networks. Operating system security, user
authentication technologies, web security
Mathematical Models for Internet: Design and control communication networks that respond
to: randomly fluctuating demands and failures by adapting rates, by rerouting traffic and by
reallocating resources, stability and fairness of rate control algorithms for the Internet; economic
issues, scalable models of simulation of such networks.
Digital Defense: Threats of viruses, worms, malicious codes, etc., models of propagation and
their epidemic spread, dos attacks, defenses against hacking, DDoS, design of scalable test-beds
for simulation of attacks against critical infrastructures, architectures for robust and flexible
Internet, ubiquitous, dependable and indestructible storage.
Intrusion Detection: Introduction to data and methodologies of computer intrusion detection.
Statistical and machine approaches to detection of attacks on computers - Techniques for studying
the Internet and estimating the number and severity of attacks, network based attacks such as
probes and denial of service attacks, host based attacks such as buffer overflows and race
conditions, malicious code such as virus and worms. Statistical pattern recognition for detection
and classification of attacks. Techniques for visualizing network data etc.
Mobile and Wireless Security: Wired/wireless networks; Effect of mobility on networks, &
systems; impact on IP stack from MAC layer and up; ad-hoc and sensor networks; wireless
broadcast, IP broadcast, Satellite broadcast; issues of information capacity; distinction between
wired and wireless networks from information theory; Issues of security in wireless; issues of
802.11 protocols; routing in wireless networks, design of secure protocols: key distribution for
access control, source authentication of transmissions, and non-repudiation; Power management
and selfishness issues, attacks in wireless networks; DOS and DDOS attacks, reaction to attacks,
information processing for sensor networks.
Suggested Books:
1. Practical Unix & Internet Security by Gene Spafford and Simson Garfinkel, O’Reilly
publication
2. Mastering Network Security, by Chris Brenton, Sybex publication, 2002
3. Network Security Hacks by Andrew Lockhart, O’Reilly publication
4. Text book “Wireless Security – Models, Threats, and Solutions,” by Nichols and Lekkas,
McGraw-Hill, 2002
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MIS207
Finite Element Method
Coordinator - Prof. P Seshu
3-0-0-3
Approximate solution of linear differential equations -- Weighted residual
techniques.
Collocation, Least Squares and Galerkin methods. Use of piecewise continuous approximation
functions. Basis of Finite Element
Method. Formulation of element level equations and
assembly into system level equations. One dimensional example problems.
Elements of Variational calculus. Minimisation of a functional. Principle of minimum total
potential. Piecewise Rayleigh - Ritz method and FEM. Comparison with weighted residual
method.
Two dimensional finite element formulation. Isoparametry and numerical integration.
Finite element formulation for transient dynamic problems.
Algorithms for solution of equations.
Recommended Books
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Bathe, K. J., Finite element procedures in Engineering Analysis, Prentice Hall of India,
1990.
Cook R.D., Malkus. D. S., Plesha M. E. and Witt R. J, Concepts and Application of Finite
Element Analysis, 4th Ed., John Wiley, 2005.
Huebner K. H., Dewhirst D. D., Smith D. E. and Byrom T. G., The Finite Element
Method for Engineers, John Wiley, New York, 2004.
Reddy J. N., An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, 3rd Ed., Tata McGraw Hill,
New Delhi, 2005.
Seshu P., Finite Element Analysis, Prentice Hall of India, 2003.
Zienkiewicz, O. C., and K. Morgan, Finite elements and approximation, John Wiley,
1983.
Zienkiewicz O. C, Taylor R. L. and Zhu J Z., The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and
Fundamentals, 6th Ed., Elsevier, 2005.
MIS 206 Numerical Weather Prediction
Faculty: Dr V Rakesh
2-0-2-3
Governing equations - Numerical representation–numerical stebility-Computational grids Vertical Coordinates - Sub-gridscale processes (parameterizations)- Data assimilationAssimilation techniques: optimal interpolation, 3 and 4 dimensional variational data assimilation,
etc.-Widely used numerical weather prediction models, their construction and application to
forecasting and data assimilation - Global vs. Limited Area Models –Coupled models- Postprocessing of model output-Gridded Forecast Verification and Bias Correction - Downscaling of
numerical model outputs - Ensemble Forecasting
Recommended Books:
Jean Coiffier 2011: Fundamentals of Numerical Weather Prediction, Cambridge University Press,
368 pp.
E. Kalnay, 2002: Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability, Cambridge,
364pp.
R. A. Pielke, 2002: Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling, 2ndEd., Academic, 676pp.
G. J. Haltiner and R. T. Williams, 1980: Numerical Prediction and Dynamic Meteorology,
2ndEd., Wiley, 477pp.
MIS 208 Statistical Physics and its Practical Applications
Coordinator –Prof V K Gaur 3-0-0-3
Most Emergent (sudden appearance at some stage of evolution) phenomena in Physical, social,
industrial and environmental arenas are the integral result of a host of interacting processes at
varying space and time scales, and are therefore inherently stochastic. The principal challenge in
dealing with such phenomena lies in our ability to reliably estimate the Canonical states of a
composite system required both for enhancing our understanding of the critical stages preparatory
to their emergence as well as for designing resilient mitigative measures to minimize heir adverse
impacts, if any. The concepts and methodologies of Statistical Physics open up illuminating
analytical approaches to addressing a host of s problems related to such emergent phenomena:
Atmospheric and ocean eddies, earthquakes, epidemics, financial market crashes, to name a few.
It is accordingly proposed to design and deliver a course on STATISTICAL PHYSICS AND ITS
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS as a component of the AcSIRprogramme. The following is a
first cut statement of course content which would form the basis for a more detailed and more
evocatively addressed context that would subsequently be brainstormed and honed.
Course Contents:
1. Statistical methods: random variables, random functions, distributions, random walk, limit
theorems
2. Statistical physical systems: Microscopic state of classical and quantum system,
fundamental postulates of statistical mechanics, ergodic theorem
3. Microcanonical ensembles, thermal and mechanical interaction between to microscopic
systems, connection between microcanonical ensemble and thermodynamics, classical
monatomic gases
4. Canonical ensemble: Einstein solid, particles with two energy levels, Boltzmann gas
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5. Classical gas in canonical formalism: Ideal monatomic gas, Maxwell-Boltzmann
distribution, partition function, equipartition of energy, classical monatomic gas of
particles
6. The grand canonical and pressure ensembles: pressure ensemble, the grand canonical
ensemble
7. Phase transition and critical phenomena: Simple fluids. Van der Wall’s equation, Landau
phenomenology
8. The Ising model: Exact solution in one dimension, mean field approximation for the Ising
model, The Curie-Weiss model, The Bedther-Peierls approximation
9. Scaling theories and the renormalization group: scaling theory of thermodynamic
potentials, scaling of the critical correlations, The Kadanoff construction,
Renormalization of iIsing model, The general scheme of the renormalization group
10. Nonequilibrium phenomena: Boltzmann’s kinetic equation, BBGKY hierarchy, Brownian
motion, Langevin equation, The Fokker-Plank equation, the master equation, the kinetic
Ising equation, the Monte Carlo method
11. Porous media: Relating heat, mass balance and momentum at pore scale to watershed,
environmental applications
12. Data-driven modeling using statistical physics methods in nonlinear and multiscale
systems: earthquakes, atmospheric instabilities, epidemics etc.
Books:
Salinas, SRA,. Introduction to Statistical physics, Springer, 2004.
Huang, K. Statistical mechanics, J Wiley, 1987
Chandler, D. Introduction to modern statistical mechanics, Oxford Univ Press, 1987
Honerkamp,J. Statistical physics, Springer, 2002.65
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Engineering Electromagnetics
Vectors and Fields: Coordinate systems, sinusoidally time-varying fields; Maxwell’s equations
and uniform plane waves: integral form, differential form, boundary conditions, solution of wave
equations; Uniform plane waves in lossless and lossy media, Poynting vector, Polarization,
Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction in Uniform Plane Waves, Normal and oblique incidence;
Modes of Propagation in Waveguides: Rectangular Waveguides, Cylindrical Waveguides,
Cavity Resonators; Transmission lines, Stub Matching, Smith Charts; Antenna Fundamentals:
Gain, Radiation Pattern, Polarization, Effective Aperture Types of Antennas, Antenna Arrays;
Microwave Sources: Klystron, Gunn diode, Travelling wave tube, Solid-state sources: IMPATT,
TRAPATT, BARITT
Suggested Readings
1. Electromagnetic Waves & Radiating Systems. E. D. Jordan and K.G. Balmain, 2 nd ed.,
Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., 1976.
2. Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design. C. A. Balanis, John Wiley & Sons, 1982.
3. Field Theory and Guided Waves. R.E. Collin, 2 nd ed., IEEE Press, NewYork, 1991.
Computational Design with Metamaterials
Concepts in Metamaterials (MTM): Negative refractive index, reversal of Doppler Effect and
Vavilov-Cerenkov radiation, and Snell’s law, boundary conditions; Types of MTMs: DoubleNegative (DNG) MTMs, Left Handed MTMs, Photonic Band-Gap (PBG) structures,
Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) Metamaterials; Methods of Analysis of MTMs: Finite
Difference Time Domain (FDTD), Plane Wave Method, Transfer Matrix Method (TMM),
Transmission Line Method (TLM); Design of Metamaterial based radomes, Frequency Selective
Surfaces (FSS) and radar absorbent structures (RAS), MTM based antenna arrays; Plasmonic
nanowire metamaterial structures; Negative Refractive Index (NRI) Transmission Line (TL)
lenses: Propagation characteristics, conditions for perfect imaging in the NRI-TL Lens, Reflection
and Transmission through the lossless NRI-TL Lens, Super-resolving NRI Transmission-Line
Lens, Aberrations;
Negative Refraction and Sub-wavelength imaging in Photonic Crystals; Design in microwave, IR
and optical frequency ranges.
Suggested Readings
1. Negative-Refraction Metamaterials: Fundamentals Principles and Applications. ed. G.V.
Eleftheriades and K.G. Balmain, IEEE Press, NJ, 2005.
2. Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Transmission Line Theory and Microwave Applications.
C. Caloz and T. Itoh, IEEE Press, NJ, 2006.
3. Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations. ed. N. Engheta and R.W.
Ziolkowski, IEEE Press, NJ, 2006.
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Engineering Applications of Metamaterials
Design of Metamaterial (MTM) based transmission line: Theoretical background, periodically
loaded Negative Refractive Index (NRI) Transmission Line (TL) MTM, dispersion
characteristics, impedance match condition; Microwave devices and antennas using NRI-TL
MTMs: effective medium theory, super-resolving NRI-TL lens, compact and broadband phaseshifting lines, series-fed antenna arrays with reduced beam squinting, broadband metamaterial
balun, power combiners, electrically small antenna, leaky-wave backward antenna, microstrip
coupler, resonators; MTM-Cloaking devices, MTM based FSS, MTM based low observable
platforms, MTM based absorbent coating in IR and optical domain; Optical MTMs, Terahertz
Magnetics MTMs, Surface Plasmonic MTMs, Active MTMs.
Suggested Readings
1. Negative-Refraction Metamaterials: Fundamentals Principles and Applications. ed. G.V.
Eleftheriades and K.G. Balmain, IEEE Press, NJ, 2005.
2. Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Transmission Line Theory and Microwave Applications.
C. Caloz and T. Itoh, IEEE Press, NJ, 2006.
3. Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations. ed. N. Engheta and R.W.
Ziolkowski, IEEE Press, NJ, 2006.
Engineering Design of Artificial Dielectrics
Basic concepts of dielectrics: Complex permittivity, dielectric loss, dielectric relaxation, dielectric
breakdown. Polar and non-polar dielectrics; Polarization: Space charge polarization, dipolar
polarization, ionic polarization, electronic polarization. Dielectric properties of mixtures; Lorentz
theory, electrostatic solutions, evaluation of interaction constants, sphere-and disk-type artificial
dielectrics, transmission line approach for disk medium, two-dimensional strip medium; Types of
artificial dielectrics: anisotropic materials, bi-anisotropic materials, chiral media, honeycomb
structures, inhomogeneous planar layers; Dielectric fillers, metallic wire grid/ mesh embedded
structures, resonant and semi-resonant inclusions; Applications of artificial dielectrics in the
design of radomes and RAS.
Suggested Reading
1. Dielectrics in Electric Fields, G. G. Raju, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2003.
2. Field Theory of Guided Waves, R. E. Collin, 2nd ed., IEEE Press, NY, 1991.
3. Analytical Modeling in Applied Electromagnetics, S. Tretyakov, Artech House, Norwood,
MA, 2003.
Design and Analysis of Radar absorbing Materials (RAM) and Structures (RAS)
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Concepts in Radar cross section (RCS), Radar range equation; Stealth techniques; Radar
Absorbing Materials (RAM) and its ideal requirements; Fundamental EM concepts for RAM:
Maxwell’s equation, surface boundary conditions, constitutive relations, EM wave propagation
through free space, homogeneous, inhomogeneous medium, EM parameters for RAM;
Mathematical analysis for RAM on surfaces: Reflection at planar boundary, curved boundary,
grid-based methods, high-frequency methods; EM design of RAM and Radar Absorbing
Structures (RAS): narrowband absorbers, broadband absorbers, realization of RAM in practice;
Absorber Characterization Techniques: measurement of material properties, free space
techniques; Identification and applications of RAM; Trends in RAM.
Suggested Readings
1. Radar Absorbing Materials: from Theory to Design and Characterization. K. J. Vinoy, and R.
M. Jha, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, 1996.
2. Radar Cross Section. E. F. Knott, J. F. Shaeffer, and M. T. Tuley, Artech House, Dedham, MA,
1965.
3. Radar Cross Section Lectures. A. E. Fuhs, New York: AIAA, 1982.
Surface Modeling and Ray Tracing Applications
Coordinate systems, coordinate surfaces and shaping parameters: Second degree coordinate
systems, Eisenhart coordinate systems; cylindrical coordinate systems (rectangular, circularcylinder, elliptic-cylinder, parabolic-cylinder), rotational coordinate systems (spherical, prolate
spheroidal, oblate spheroidal, parabolic), general coordinate systems (conical, ellipsoidal,
paraboloidal); Other coordinate systems for engineering applications: Bispherical coordinate
system, and ogive; Coordinates transformations, Geodesic coordinate system, Hybrids of
coordinates surfaces for practical applications; Ray tracing concepts, ray casting, ray launching,
Ray surface interactions, edge interactions; Applications of ray tracing: scattering characteristics,
indoor/outdoor environment analysis.
Suggested Readings
1. Field Theory Handbook: Including Coordinate Systems Differential Equations and their
Solutions. P. Moon and D. E. Spencer, 2 nd edition, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1971.
2. An Introduction to Differential Geometry. T.J. Willmore, Oxford University Press,
Oxford, 1959.
Ray Tracing and Geometrical Theory of Diffraction
Application of Ray tracing in various science and engineering disciplines; Overview of various
ray tracing techniques; Ray-theoretic Formulation, Geometrical Optics; Scattering and diffraction,
Diffraction by canonical structures, Surface-, Edge-, and Tip-diffraction; Surface modeling and
Ray Tracing, Coordinate Systems and Coordinate Surfaces; Analytical Surface Generation,
Geodesic coordinate system and Geodesic Constant Method (GCM); Ray tracing techniques over
canonical coordinate surfaces and hybrid (composite) surfaces; Geometrical Theory of Diffraction
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(GTD) and its extensions; Ray tracing over quadric cylinders and surfaces of revolution; Ray
tracing over general surfaces, including a minimum of two Seminars.
Suggested Readings
1. An Introduction to Differential Geometry. T.J. Willmore, Oxford University Press,
Oxford, 1959.
2. Geometric Theory of Diffraction. Ed. R. C. Hansen, IEEE Press, New York, 1981.
3. Geometrical Theory of Diffraction for Electromagnetic Waves. G.L. James, Peter
Peregrinus, Stevenage, UK, 1976.
Design of Conformal Antenna Arrays
Fundamentals of conformal antennas: circular array theory; Shapes of conformal antennas: 360
degree coverage, hemispherical coverage, multifaceted surfaces; Method of analysis: electrically
small surfaces, electrically large surfaces; Conformal array radiation characteristics: mechanical
considerations, radiation pattern, polarization, array impedance; Geodesics on curved surfaces:
singly curved surfaces, doubly curved surfaces, arbitrarily shaped surfaces, mutual coupling
effect; Antenna on singly curved surfaces: aperture antennas on circular cylinders, aperture
antennas on general convex cylinders, aperture antennas on faceted cylinders, aperture antennas
on dielectric coated circular cylinders, microstrip-patch antennas on coated circular cylinders,
conical antenna array; Conformal antennas on doubly-curved surfaces and practical shapes.
Suggested Readings
1. Conformal Array Antenna Theory and Design. L. Josefsson and P. Persson, IEEE Press,
NJ, 2006
Design and Analysis of Radomes
Basics of radome performance parameters: Power transmission, power reflection, insertion phase
delay, boresight error, antenna pattern degradations; Classification of radome wall configurations:
Radome types, Classes and Styles. Monolithic and multilayered structures; Radome materials:
Organic radome dielectric materials, Foam materials, inorganic radome dielectric materials, Dualmode radome materials; Radome design techniques: Constant thickness design and variable
thickness designs. Broadband radome designs; Radome analysis techniques: Geometrical Optics
(GO) methods, Physical Optics (PO) methods, plane wave spectrum method, finite element
method, and Hybrid methods; Novel Radomes: Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS) radomes,
metamaterial radomes; Radome performance measurements: Power transmission efficiency
measurements, Insertion Phase Delay (IPD) measurements, Measurements of antenna pattern
degradations.
Suggested Reading
1. Radar Scanners and Radomes. W. M. Cady, M. B. Karelitz, L. A. Turner, McGraw-Hill, NY,
1948.
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2. R.H.J. Cary, “Radomes,” in The Handbook of Antenna Design. A.W. Rudge, K. Milne, A.D.
Olver, and P. Knight (Eds.), Peter Peregrinus, London, UK, 1982.
3. Analysis of Radome-Enclosed Antennas. D. J. Kozakoff, Artech House, Norwood, MA, 1997.
4. Frequency Selective Surfaces: Theory and Design. B.A. Munk, Wiley, New York, 2000.
Airborne Antenna Analysis
Introduction to Electromagnetic (EM) analysis of antennas over aircraft, missiles, satellite launch
vehicles (SLV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV); Introduction to Electromagnetic (EM)
Scattering and Diffraction, Aerospace Scatterers, Surface Modeling, Analytical surface
generation, EM Antenna Characteristics, Antenna mutual coupling and radiation pattern over
aerospace scatterers; Overview of the Computational Methods, Application of the Method of
Moments (MoM), Geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD), Uniform theory of diffraction (UTD),
Hybrid methods; Diffraction by canonical structures; Ray-theoretic Formulation, Analytical
surface generation, Geodesic Constant Method (GCM); EM Field Computations over General
Quadric Cylinders (QUACYL) and Quadric Surface of Revolution (QUASOR); EM Field
Computations over aerofoils, aircraft wings, SLV and UAV; Optimal antenna locations over
aerospace structures, including a minimum of two Seminars.
Suggested Readings
1. Geometric Theory of Diffraction. Ed. R. C. Hansen, IEEE Press, New York, 1981.
2. Conformal Array Antenna Theory and Design. L. Josefsson and P. Persson, IEEE Press,
NJ, 2006
Adaptive Antenna Algorithms
Adaptive antenna fundamentals, Performance parameters: Output Signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR),
convergence rate, steady state analysis, Degrees of Freedoms; Beam forming networks; Antenna
beam/sidelobe control; Adaptive Array Processing: Narrowband/Wideband; Sidelobe Cancellers
and their performance: Conventional Generalized Sidelobe Canceller (GSC), Decision Feedback
Generalized Sidelobe Canceller (DF-GSC), Blind DF-GSC; Adaptive Algorithms: Maximum
Likelihood Algorithm, LMS algorithms, Recursive Least Square (RLS) algorithm, SMI
algorithm; Active Cancellation in adaptive arrays; Multi-beam Adaptive Antenna Array;
Correlation/Coherence between Signals; Mutual Coupling Effect; Direction-of-arrival (DoA)
Estimation Methods; Adaptive antenna applications.
Suggested Readings
1. Smart Antennas. L.C. Godara, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2004.
2. Adaptive Antennas and Phased Arrays for Radar and Communications. A.J. Fenn, Artech
House, Norwood, MA, 2008.
3. Smart Antennas: Adaptive Arrays, Algorithms, & Wireless Position Location. Editor: T. S.
Rappaport, IEEE Press, NJ, 1998.
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4. Digital Beam Forming in Wireless communications. J. Litva and T. Lo, Artech House,
Norwood, MA, 1996.
FSS Design and Analysis
Fundamentals of Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS): FSS elements, Types of FSS, dielectric
loading effect, grating lobe phenomena, Wood’s anomalies; Single and multiplayer FSS, FSS
structure with multiple periodicity; EM design of FSS structures: Dual-band, Multi-band, FSS
performance parameters, Optimization of design and performance parameters; Methods for FSS
Design and Analysis: Mode matching- Generalized-scattering matrix (MM-GSM), Method of
Moments (MoM), Finite element method (FEM), Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD)
analysis, Transmission line matrix (TLM) method, Hybrid methods, Cascading of Multi-screen
FSS; FSS Materials and Fabrications; Measurement Techniques; Applications of FSS: Radomes,
Antennas, Radar absorbing structures (RAS).
Suggested Readings
1. Frequency Selective Surfaces: Theory and Design, Ben A. Munk, John Wiley and Sons, New
York 2000.
2. Frequency Selective Surfaces: Analysis and Design, ser. Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Research Studies Antenna Series, J. C. Vardaxoglou, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997.
3. Frequency Selective Surface and Grid Array. T.K. Wu, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
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National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources
(CSIR-NISCAIR)
Institute Profile
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) came
into existence
on 30 September 2002 with the merger of National Institute of Science
Communication (NISCOM) and Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC).
Both NISCOM and INSDOC, the two premier institutes of the Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR), were devoted to dissemination and documentation of S&T
information.
NISCOM had been in existence for the last six decades (first as two Publication Units of
CSIR, which were merged to form the Publications Division, which was later renamed as
Publications & Information Directorate and in 1996, as NISCOM). Over the years, NISCOM
diversified its activities, and through a host of its information products, comprising research
and popular science journals, encyclopaedic publications, monographs, books, and information
services, it had been reaching out to researchers, students, entrepreneurs, industrialists,
agriculturists, policy planners and also the common man.
INSDOC came into being in 1952 and was engaged in providing S&T information and
documentation services through myriad activities such as abstracting and indexing, design and
development of databases, translation, library automation, providing access to international
information sources, human resource development, consultancy services in setting up modern
library-cum-information centres. INSDOC was also host to the National Science Library and
the SAARC Documentation Centre.
Now, with the formation of NISCAIR, all the above multi-faceted activities have been
amalgamated, making NISCAIR, an institute capable of serving the society using modern IT
infrastructure in a more effective manner and taking up new ventures in the field of science
communication, dissemination and S&T information management systems and services.
Broadly the core activity of NISCAIR will be to collect/store, publish and disseminate S&T
information through a mix of traditional and modern means, which will benefit different
segments of society.
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Institutional Mandate
To become the prime custodian of all information resources on current and traditional
knowledge systems in science and technology in the country, and to promote communication
in science to diverse constituents at all levels, using the most appropriate technologies.
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To provide formal linkages of communication among the scientific community in the
form of research journals in different areas of S&T
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To disseminate S&T information to general public, particularly school students, to
inculcate interest in science among them
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To collect, collate and disseminate information on plant, animal and mineral wealth of
the country
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To harness information technology applications in information management with
particular reference to science communication and modernizing libraries
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To act as a facilitator in furthering the economic, social, industrial, scientific and
commercial development by providing timely access to relevant and accurate
information
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To develop human resources in science communication, library, documentation and
information science and S&T information management systems and services
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To collaborate with international institutions and organizations having objectives and
goals similar to those of NISCAIR
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Any other activity in consonance with the mission statement of NISCAIR
Spectrum of Activities
National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
is
devoted to science communication, dissemination and S&T information management systems
and services using modern IT infrastructure. Broadly the core activity of NISCAIR is to
collect/store, publish and disseminate S&T information through a mix of traditional and
modern means, which benefits different segments of society.
The institute offers wide range of information services ranging from literature search to
production and printing of S&T publications. The spectrums of activities covered by NISCAIR
are
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Human Resource Development: NISCAIR has been providing human resource
development programs on information science for the last several decades.
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Projects: NISCAIR also undertakes projects on turnkey basis for other organizations. The
projects cover design and development of databases, automation and modernization of
libraries, editing and production of various publications like journals, books, conference
proceedings, annual reports, etc. TKDL is one of the important project where NISCAIR
had shown excellence for digitizing traditional knowledges (i.e. Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha
& Yoga) under modern IT environments.
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Knowledge Intensive Services – NISCAIR has started a National Prior Art Search Facility
service for the benefits of ideators, inventors, scientists of national research facilities and
science planners in order to provide high end services like prior art search, patent drafting
and patent informatics.
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Editing - NISCAIR, with well-qualified and highly experienced editorial staff on its roll,
provides editorial services for Conference Proceedings, Scholarly Books, Popular Science
Books, etc. for other organizations on man-hour basis.
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Print and Production - NISCAIR is not only self-sufficient in composing/printing of its
own publications including research journals, but also takes up similar specialized jobs of
other CSIR laboratories/institutions, government agencies/departments and other
organizations using the state-of-the-art technology.
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Graphic designing - NISCAIR has a full-fledged Art & Graphic Section with wellqualified and highly experienced staff and modern computer-based facilities like
Photoshop, Corel Draw, etc.
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Desk Top Publishing, being the backbone of any publishing house, NISCAIR has a strong
DTP unit with latest computers, scanners, printers and specialized manpower. It
undertakes not only the publications of NISCAIR, but outside jobs too on payment basis.
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Literature search - NISCAIR offers literature search service and compile bibliographies on
demand from indigenous as well as from international databases in the areas of S&T,
engineering, industry etc
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Translation service - NISCAIR provides translation of S&T documents from 20 foreign
languages into English. NISCAIR also provides reverse translation (English into foreign
language) also.
Departments/Divisions
(A) Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB)
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics uses mathematical and computational approaches to
address theoretical and experimental questions in biology. NISCAIR is conducting research in
homology modelling, target discovery, molecular docking, and lead screening in drug
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discovery and database development. The availability of complete genome sequences of many
industrially important microbes, disease causing pathogen and vast amount of structural
information have stimulated many efforts to rationalize enzyme modelling and drug design.
The ‘omics’ (genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics) together with informatics
(patent informatics, bio-informatics/computational biology will speed up multidisciplinary
research on enzyme modelling, structure-based drug design and epitope-driven vaccine design.
NISCAIR has instituted Patent Informatics & Computational Biology Division under III
(Informatics & Informetrics Initiative) since some time now (a few years). It has, as part of
new initiatives in an IT regime, through data mining of patent information (>4,000/- patents
approx) by suggesting possibilities for more than one dozen new tubercular drugs under the
internationally known CSIR Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) project, under the
leadership of CSIR Director General. A large number of databases have been prepared for
several other critical diseases like cancer, AIDS, leishmaniasis, clean energy, Sports
technologies and Nutraceuticals etc. through patent analytics. Under an innovative concept of
information driven innovation, SAARC Documentation Centre has awarded a project for
SAARC countries to the division. The same division runs a National Prior Art Search Services
facility, which enables an inventor to cross check his invention and its patentability. A large
number of inventors are finding the facility immensely rewarding.
The division has embarked upon a lofty programme of educating technocrats about Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR) which since long have been an arena of patent attorneys. The awareness
gap on both sides was causing a lot of hardships and futile efforts causing resources drain. This
crucial activity will result in faster intellectual throughput and techno-wealth generation, so
much crucial for India today.
The division has accessed databases like Thomson Innovation index, Qpat, Delphion, Derwent
Innovation Index and software’s like Accelrys Discovery studio 3.1, VLife’s MDS etc. The
division has also setup modern IT Laboratories. Considering the exciting new activity
spectrum Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB) has embarked upon, research and
higher studies need to be regular activities. Therefore, various programmes under AcSIR are
being suggested in subsequent paragraphs (see course details).
Climate change informatics (CCI)
CCI is associated with impact of climate change for the last one decade. During the year 2009
U.T of Lakshadweep had sanctioned a project “Development of a Database for Climate Impact
Studies in India – with special reference to Lakshadweep” to CCI of NISCAIR. Field data
collection and analysis related to the above project are in progress. A specific method to
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estimate the land line recession and quantity of freshwater aquifer to be contaminated due to
various scenarios of sea level rise for small coral islands were developed and the same had
been published in International Journals.
NISCAIR had associated with various organizations to undertake climate change project in
different ecosystems in the country. The Research Council of NISCAIR ha approved all the
projects. The project entitled “Vulnerability Assessment and Development of Adaptation
Strategies for Climate Change Impact with special reference to coasts and island ecosystems of
India” (VACCIN) is a collaborative project and fourteen organizations viz. IIT, universities,
CSIR Institutions are associated with it. Another project titled “Climate Change Database for
Impact Assessment and Development: Adaptation and Mitigation Options for Kerala - A multi
disciplinary simulation and modelling” is a collaborative program and more than fifteen
organizations are associated with the project. The project titled “Climate Change Initiatives for
Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) – with special reference to database, mitigation and
adaptation” is a collaborative attempt with six CSIR Institutions. NISCAIR had specific
facilities and tools related to Geospatial technology and climate change viz. ERDAS, Arc GIS
and DGPS.
The National Level training program on Climate change and Geospatial technology was
organized at NISCAIR during 12-18th March 2012.
Training program from various organizations.
Fifteen trainees were selected for the
Dr Rob Roggema, REMIT, Melbourne
(Australia), Dr Andrea Deri, University of London, U.K and Prof Ramesh Singh, University
of Chapman, USA had given lectures. Another, International Conference on Climate Change
and Environment was organized (ICCCE) as a part of the project “Development of a Database
for Climate Impact Studies in India – with special reference to Lakshadweep”. It was held at
Cochin University of Science and Technology during 24-26 October 2010. Many scientists
from abroad Prof. Herman A Karl, University of New Hampshire (USA), Dr Ram Boojh,
UNESCO representative to SAARC countries were attended. Dr Clieve Representative from
World Coral Network (Australia), Dr. Tomonori Matsuura, Toyama University (Japan) were
presented papers in the Conference. In addition, The International Workshop on Climate
Change and Island Vulnerability (IWCCI) was held on 28-31st October 2010 at Kadmat Island,
U.T of Lakshadweep. Prof Fredolin Tangang, National University of Malaysia and Vice
Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, Dr. Ramboojh, Program Specialist,
Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO Office for South Asia, Dr Leonard Sonnenschein,
President, World Aquarium and Conservation for the Oceans Foundation had presented papers.
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NISCAIR publishes Indian Journal of Marine Sciences since 1972, a bi-monthly journal this
multi-disciplinary journal publishes full papers and short communications in the following
areas: marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, physical oceanography, ocean
engineering, marine instrumentation, marine corrosion and material science, satellite
oceanography & modelling, marine engineering, marine pollution, marine archaeology, coastal
zone management.
Quality statement for PhD students
The indicators of quality, which are to be used for evaluating student ability and to build up
their doctoral programs, will follow AcSIR guidelines.
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(A) Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB)
1. Common Core (14 Credits)
Every Ph.D. student, irrespective of his/her background and the programme of study, has to fulfill
the following requirements.
S.No. Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C
01.
CBB (NISCAIR)-101
Research Methodology
1-1-0-2
02.
CBB (NISCAIR)-301
Advanced Self Study
0-2-4-4
03.
CBB (NISCAIR)-401
Project Proposal writing
0-1-6-4
04.
CBB (NISCAIR)-402
CSIR-800 Societal program
0-0-8-4
2. Programme Electives (6 Credits)
Any of the following courses (depending on availability) may be chosen appropriately to fulfil the
total credit requirements.
S.No. Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C
01.
CBB (NISCAIR)-201
Basic & Advance Bioinformatics
2-1-0-3
02.
CBB (NISCAIR)-202
Languages Learning in Bioinformatics
2-1-0-3
03.
CBB (NISCAIR)-203
Database Management Systems
2-1-0-3
04.
CBB (NISCAIR)-204
Discovery & Translational Bioinformatics
2-1-0-3
05.
CBB (NISCAIR)-205
2-1-0-3
06.
CBB (NISCAIR)-206
07.
CBB (NISCAIR)-207
Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics &
Transcriptomics
Computational Biology Approaches for Drug
Discovery
Computational Immunology / Immunoinformatics
2-1-0-3
08.
CBB (NISCAIR)-208
Computational Neurology/Neuroinformatics
2-1-0-3
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2-1-0-3
(B) Database systems & Climate Change Informatics (DBS & CCI)
COMMON CORE (14 CREDIT)
S.No. Course No.
Title of the course
L T P C
5. DBS (NISCAIR)101
Research Methodology
1
1
0 2
6. DBS (NISCAIR)301
Advance Self Studies
0
2
4 4
7. DBS (NISCAIR)401
Project proposal Writing
0
1
6 4
8. DBS (NISCAIR)802
CSIR-800 Societal Program
0
0
8 4
Programme Electives (6 Credits)
Title of the course
S.No. Course No.
L T P C
11. DBS (NISCAIR)201
Data Base Management System
2
1
0 3
12. DBS (NISCAIR)202
Environment and Environmental Impact Analyses
2
1
0 3
13. DBS (NISCAIR)203
Glaciology
2
1
0 3
14. DBS (NISCAIR)204
Climatology
2
1
0 3
15. DBS (NISCAIR)205
Ecology, Remote sensing and GIS
2
1
0 3
16. DBS (NISCAIR)206
Introductory oceanography
2
1
0 3
17. DBS (NISCAIR)207
Environmental ocean technology
2
1
0 3
18. DBS (NISCAIR)208
Ocean resources
2
1
0 3
19. DBS (NISCAIR)209
Integrated coastal zone management
2
1
0 3
20. DBS (NISCAIR)210
Oceans and climate change
2
1
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(A) Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBB)
COMMON CORE (COURSE DETAILS)
(a) Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-101
Research Methodology
(LTPC: 1-1-0-2)
Course coordinators: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty : Dr. Tarakanta Jana, Shri Hasan Javed khan & Shri S. C. Sharma)
Introduction, research terminology and scientific methods, different types and styles of
research, role of serendipity, creativity and innovation, Scientific and critical reasoning skills,
art of reading and understanding scientific papers, literature survey. Measurements in research
– primary and secondary data. Quantitative methods and data analysis, biostatical analysis of
data, communicating research results. Designing and implementing a research project. Ethics
in research, plagiarisms, case studies. Laboratory safety issues- lab, workshop, electrical,
health & fire safety, safe disposal of hazardous materials.
Role & importance of science communication, effective oral and written communication,
Technical report writing, research paper writing, dissertation/thesis writing, letter writing and
official correspondence. Oral communications in meetings, seminars, group discussions; Use
of modern tools for technical writing; Making technical presentation.
Recommended Books:
1. Craig Loehle: Becoming a Successful Scientist strategic thinking for scientific
discovery, Cambridge University Press.
2. Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. and Tight, M. (2001) How to do research (2nd ed.),
Buckingham, Open University Press.
3. Walliman, N. (2005) Your research project: a step-by-step guide for the first-time
researcher (2nd ed.), London, Sage.
(b) Course No: CBB(NISCAIR)-301
Advanced Self Study
(LTPC: 0-1-6-4)
Course coordinators: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Dr. G. Mahesh)
Aim to train the student on learning, on one’s own topics that are not formally taught in
course. This would involve primarily three components – collection of relevant literature on a
chosen topic, organization of relevant material into a written report based on candidate’s own
critical understanding and finally presentation of the findings in front of wide audience in the
form of a seminar. Thus communication skills are also expected to be honed up.
(c) Course No: CBB(NISCAIR)-401
Project Proposal Writing
(LTPC: 0-1-6-4)
Course coordinators: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Dr. G. Mahesh)
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by selecting topics
of high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review, methodologies,
recommendations etc.
(2 credits for one proposal)
Recommended Books:
1. Janice R. Matthews, Robert W. Matthews: Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-byStep Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences, Cambridge University Press.
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(d) Course No: CBB(NISCAIR)-402
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
(LTPC: 0-0-8-4)
Course coordinators: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Dr. G. Mahesh)
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line CSIR-800 programme
which is primarily prepared at the empowering 800 millions Indian by way of S&T inventions.
The theme for the project may be chosen form CSIR -800 document and as per expertise available
at the individual laboratory. Students will choose the topics in consultation with Doctoral
Advisory Committee (DAC).
(1 credit for two practical)
PROGRAMME ELECTIVES (COURSE DETAILS)
Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-201
Basic & Advance Bioinformatics
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty : Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Expert Faculty)
Course Description: Bioinformatics is amalgamation of biology, computer science, mathematics
and information technology. Basic Bioinformatics comprises of gene analysis through its
sequence, its structure prediction and similarity search. Advance Bioinformatics comprises
Dynamics, simulation and algorithms related to genome, drug design and molecular modeling.
Topics:
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Protein sequence & Structure prediction, Modeling methods, Nucleic acid sequence and
Structure prediction, Evolutionary models, Gene structure prediction in prokaryotes and
eukaryotes, Image analysis and Biomedical applications.
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Genome sequencing, Microarray analysis, Reverse vaccinology and Immunoinformatics,
Database in Immunology, Principles of B-cell and T-cell epitope prediction
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Macro-molecular force fields, Geometry optimization algorithms, Various simulation
techniques: Molecular mechanics, Conformational searches, Molecular Dynamics, Monte
Carlo, Genetic algorithm approaches
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Rigid and Semi Flexible Molecular Docking, Pdbsum, Whatcheck, Procheck, Verify3D,
ProsaII, Critical assessment of Structure prediction (CASP), Structures of oligomeric
proteins, Study of interaction interfaces
Recommended Books:
1. David W Mount, Bioinformatics: Sequence And Genome Analysis, 2nd Edition, cold Spring
Harbour Press.
2. Durbin et al (2007) Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic models of protein and
Nucleic acids Cambridge University Press.
3. Thomas E. Creighton, Proteins: structures and molecular properties
4. Chemoinformatics Edited by Johann Gasteiger and Thomas Engel
5. Structural Bioinformatics, Edited Philip E. Bourne and Helge Weissig.
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-202
Languages Learning in Bioinformatics
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinators: Shri S.R. Kundu
(Faculty : Shri Mukesh Pund, Mrs. Charu Verma, Shri Sanjay Burde, Shri C.B. Singh &
Dr. Tarakanta Jana)
Course Description: Language learning in Bioinformatics designed especially to making familiar
with programming which has major role in development of software and databases in
bioinformatics. Perl, Python, Ruby, XMK and MATLAB are included with intention to expert
students even who have non-programming background.
Topics:
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PERL Introduction, Features, Scalar Variables, Array Variables, File Handling, Lists
(Arrays), Hashes (Associative Arrays), Control Structures, String Processing, Subroutines
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PYTHON Introduction, Features, Python Interpreter, Control Flow Tools, Data Structures,
Modules, Input and output, Errors and Exceptions, classes,
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RUBY Introduction, Features, General syntax rules, classes, objects, variables,
Containers, Blocks, Iterators, Loops, Branching, Arrays, Hashes, Strings, Regular
Expressions, Subroutines, Exceptions, Terminal IO, File IO
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XML Introduction, Need , The general structure of XML, XML Tags, Elements and sub
elements, XML documents, XML attributes, Well formed XML documents, Valid XML
documents, XML DTD
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MATLAB Introduction, The basic features, Vectors and matrices, Built-in functions,
Plotting, Programming in MATLAB, M-files: Scripts and functions, Loops, Polynomials
in MATLAB, Numerical Methods
Recommended Books:
1. ‘Programming Ruby The Pragmatic Programmers’ Guide Second Edition Dave Thomas with
Chad Fowler and Andy Hunt, The Pragmatic Bookshelf
2. Beginning Python, Peter Nortan, Wiley Publishing, Inc.
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-203
Database Management Systems
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinators: Shri S.R. Kundu
(Faculty : Shri Mukesh Pund, Mrs. Charu Verma, Shri Sanjay Burde, Shri C.B. Singh &
Dr. Tarakanta Jana)
Course Description: Database Management Systems is almost completely related to Information
Technology. It is very helpful for biology background students for better understanding of
framework of database. It controls creation, maintenance and use of database. This course enables
students to work with databases independently and facilities for controlling data access, enforcing
data integrity, managing concurrency control, and recovering the database after failures and
restoring it from backup files, as well as maintaining database security.
Topics:
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Database system concepts, Database system architecture, ER data model, Relational data
model, Relational algebra
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Tuple relational calculus, SQL, ER relational data model mapping, Indices, Relational
algebra operation implementations
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Query optimization, Transaction management, Serializability theory, Concurrency,
Control algorithms, Recovery
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Database security, Object oriented models, Object oriented databases, Data warehousing
Recommended Books:
1. Elmasri & Navathe, Fundamentals of Database Systems, Addison Wesley, 2000, Raghu
ramakrishnan DBMS, Korth, Silberstaz & Sudarshan DBMS
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-204
Discovery & Translational Bioinformatics
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Expert Faculty)
Course Description: ‘Discovery Informatics’ is the application of the appropriate computer
science, information science and statistical tools in conjunction with domain specific
scientific/engineering expertise to extract knowledge from data. New techniques and theories
have been developed to address the need of diverse disciplines to obtain information from large
multidimensional datasets, data streams, or complex systems.
Translational Bioinformatics is a field of science in which biology, computer science, and
information technology merge into a single discipline to analyze biological information using
computers and statistical techniques. The use of computers in solving information problems in the
life sciences. It mainly involves the creation of extensive electronic databases on genomes,
protein sequences etc. Also involves techniques such as three-dimensional modeling of biomolecules and biological systems. Translational Bioinformatics is the assembly of data from
genomic analysis into accessible forms. The biomedical world is so complicated (e.g., protein
structural analysis, polymer conformational analysis, to name a few) and the exact structures of
high molecular weight to find. It involves the application of information technology to analyze
and manage large data sets resulting from gene sequencing or related techniques. The big
discipline of Bioinformatics where the usage to run large programs which carry out tests for
identifying drug candidates. The general science of bioinformatics is essentially it.
Topics:
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Introduction to discovery Informatics, Design and development of drug discovery
databases, Development of analytical tools & software, Access and utility of publicly
available data sources.
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Introduction to design of drug discovery database, Types of genome-scale measurements
in molecular biology and genomic medicine, Analysis of microarray data, Cloud
computing & clustering, Analysis of polymorphisms
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Proteomics, Protein interactions, Linking genome-scale data to clinical data and
phenotypes, New questions in biomedicine using bioinformatics & Case studies, Database
integration
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Introduction to clinical bioinformatics, Analysis of metabolic networks, Pathway analysis
for drug design, Data mining, Molecular text mining, Molecular diagnosis, visualization
and animation, Models for metabolic network analysis, Integrative microarray analysis,
Gene networks for understanding disease
Recommended Books:
1. Discovery Informatics: Encyclopaedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, William W.
Agresti (Johns Hopkins University, USA) ISBN13: 9781591405573, ISBN10: 1591405572 ,
EISBN13: 9781591405597
2. Translational Bioinformatics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical & Computational
Biology)[Hardcover] Jake Y. Chen (Editor), Marciel G. Kann (Editor)
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-205 Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics & Transcriptomics
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty : Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Expert Faculty)
Course Description: Genomics, Metagenomics, Proteomics & Transcriptomics are major form
of Bioinformatics. From gene sequences to genome fragment assembly, to comparative genomics,
to mapping gene, to building phylogenetic trees and analyzing microarray data, it would not be an
exaggeration to state that computational biology is integral part of Bioinformatics. This course aid
application and approaches of bioinformatics to molecular biology and increases strength to
research and development.
Topics
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Structure & organization of Prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome, Mitochondrial &
chloroplast genome, Gene structure, SNP’s, Protein coding genes, repeated sequences,
Computational approaches in comparative genomics
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Genome information resources, Brief outlooks of various genome projects and their
outcome, Genome rearrangements, the breakpoint graph, expected reversal distance,
Algorithm for sorting by reversals, Duality theorem and genomic distance, Genome
annotation, Restriction mapping
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Polymerase chain reaction – principle, design of primers, RT-PCR, Multiplex PCR,
Anchored PCR, Inverse-PCR and PCR walking, Molecular markers – 16S rDNA, RFLP,
RAPD, AFLP, Repetitive extragenic palindromic (rep), Interspersed transcribed sequences
(ITS)
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Metagenomics- concepts, methodology, softwares, applications, Biodiversity Informatics
– Introduction, Introduction to phylogenetic trees, Relationship of Phylogenetic analysis to
sequence alignment, Unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean (UPGMA),
Evaluation of phylogenetic methods,
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Transcriptomics- importance of transcription, tools and techniques in Transcriptomics,
Microarray technology, Sequencing based approaches to study transcriptomes,
Applications of new generation transcriptome sequencing, Gene expression profiling, Non
coding RNA discovery and detection.
Recommended Books:
1. Genes and genomes by Singer.M, and Berg.P, Blackwell Scientific Publication, Oxford ,1991
2. Gene Structure and Transcription by Beebe.T, and Burke.T, Oxford Univ Press.
3. Bioinformatics – A practical guide to the analysis of Genes and Proteins – Baxevanis and
Fancis Ouellette, Wiley Interscience, New York.
4. Metagenomics: Theory, methods and applications, edited by Diana Marco , Caister Academic
Press.
5. Computational Molecular Biology – An algorithmic approach – Pavel A. Pevzner
6. Developmental Biology, 6th Edition, Scott F. Gilbert.
7. Genes to clone by T. A. Brown
8. Genetic engineering by S. Mitra
9. Principles of Gene Manipulation: An Introduction to Genetic Engineering by Old RW and
Primrose SB. Blackwell Science Publications.
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-206
Discovery
Computational Biology Approaches for Drug
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinators: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana, Dr. Vijayalakshmi & Expert Faculty)
Course Description: Computational biology approaches for Drug Discovery is advance level
course enabling use of chemical libraries, manipulating chemical structures in various software,
drug design and development, pharmacokinetic principles, CADD tools and combinatorial
chemistry.
Topics
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Introduction to cheminformatics, history of cheminformatics, applications
cheminformatics, Evolution of cheminformatics, Future scope of cheminformatics
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Data and data source in chemistry, searching chemical structures, Representation of
chemical compounds, Manipulations in 2D and 3D structures of chemical compounds and
proteins, Representation of chemical reactions, Molecular descriptors, Calculations of
physical and chemical data, Calculations of structural desiphers.
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Development of drug, Drug life cycle, Drug development time lines, Stages of drug
discovery, Strategic issues in drug discovery, Emerging approaches to drug design and
discovery, Drug metabolism physic chemical properties, Pharmacokinetic action of drug
on human body, Computer aided drug design, Methods of computer aided drug design
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Homology modeling, Structure and Ligand design methods, Docking algorithms and
programs, Drug design approaches, Strategy for target identification and validation, Lead
compound identification and optimization.
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Combinatorial chemistry and library design, Virtual screening, Drug likeliness and
compound filters, Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and toxicity (ADMET)
property prediction, Computer based tools for drug design.
Recommended Books:
1. Introduction to Chemoinformatics by Andrew R. Leach, Valerie J. Gillet
2. Introduction to Computational Chemistry by Frank Jensen
3. Targeted and Controlled Drug Discovery - S.P.VYAS and R.K.Khar
4. Cheminformatics By Johann Gasteiger and Thomas Engel
5. Bioinformatics from Genome to Drug By Thomas Langauer
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-207
Computational Immunology / Immunoinformatics
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Expert Faculty)
Course Description: The complete genome sequences of more than 180 organisms since 1995 of
which majority of them are pathogenic microbes. Concurrently, a series of new informatics tools,
designed to harness this new wealth of information, have been developed. Some of these new
tools allow researchers to select regions of microbial genomes that trigger immune responses.
These regions, termed epitopes, are ideal components of vaccines. When the new tools are used to
search for epitopes, this search is usually coupled with in vitro screening methods; an approach
that has been termed computational immunology or immuno-informatics.
Computational immunology is an emerging field of science that encompasses highthroughput genomic and bioinformatics approaches to immunology. Computational methods are
integral to virtually every research and development project in every discipline. Immunology is
not an exception and the need for sophisticated computational method for research and
development in immunology is increasing. At the same time, because of the extreme domain
complexity of immunology, the lag between availability of sophisticated computational methods
and their implementation in this field is increasing.
Researchers are now implementing these combined methods to scan genomic sequences
for vaccine components. They are thereby expanding the number of different proteins that can be
screened for vaccine development, while narrowing this search to those regions of the proteins
that are extremely likely to induce an immune response. As the tools improve, it may soon be
feasible to skip over many of the in vitro screening steps, moving directly from genome sequence
to vaccine design. This course describes theoretical advances and practical applications of high
throughput tools to the process of vaccine discovery.
Topics
 Introduction to immunology, antibody and antigens, Structural Immunoinformatics,
Epitope analysis, Epitope prediction
 Analysis of MHC-peptide binding, Prediction of MHC-peptide binding, Databases for
Immunoinformatics, Ontologies for Immunoinformatics
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Computational modeling of immune system, Analysis of minor histocompatibility
antigens, prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens. Predictive models on organ
transplantation
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Immunogenomics, Vaccine design, Artificial immune systems, Other biologically-inspired
paradigms, Multi-agent based models of immunity, Gene networks, Systems biology in
immunity, Allergenicity prediction.
Recommended Books:
1. Immunoinformatics Series: Immunomics Reviews:, Vol. 1 Schönbach, Christian;
Ranganathan, Shoba; Brusic, Vladimir (Eds.) 2008
2. Immunoinformatics: Predicting Immunogenicity In Silico (Methods in Molecular Biology) by
Darren R. Flower (Nov 19, 2010)
3. Immunoinformatics: Bioinformatic Strategies for Better Understanding of Immune Function
(Novartis Foundation Symposia) by Novartis Foundation (Dec 8, 2003)
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Course No: CBB (NISCAIR)-208
Computational Neurology/ Neuroinformatics
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Tarakanta Jana
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Expert Faculty)
Course Description: Neuroinformatics is a research field concerned with the organization of
neuroscience data by the application of computational models and analytical tools. These areas of
research are important for the integration and analysis of increasingly large-volume, highdimensional, and fine-grain experimental data. Neuroinformaticians provide computational tools,
mathematical models, and create interoperable databases for clinicians and research scientists.
Topics
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Introduction to Neuroinformatics, Neuronal reconstructions : from image stacks to digital
vector traces, ImageJ, Neuron Morphoplug-in, Neuromantic, V3D, Neuronland, CVAPP,
Neuronal reconstructions: morphometric analysis and data mining, L-Measure,
neuroConstruct.
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Neuroscience bioinformatics: BLAST, Swissprot, microarrays, Allen Brain Atlas,
Introduction to Linux & LaTeX, Neuroinformatic Databases, Stereological measurement
and online digital libraries, NIH ImageJ and the Mouse Brain Library, Quantitative Trait
Loci, from Phenotype to Genotype
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WebQTL, SNP filtering, from QTL to Gene, Celera Discovery System, MCI database and
NCBI LocusLink, QTL analysis, Single nucleotide polymorphisms
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Introducing Perl, to search for similarities between genomes, Perl and NCBI LocusLink,
Realstic Neuronal Models of Pyramidal and Stellate Cells, Neuron and ModelDB, Cortical
neurons
Recommended Books:
1. Neuroinformatics, G.A. Ascoli; E. de Schutter; D.N. Kennedy, Springer, ISSN: 1539-2791
2. Neuroinformatics (Methods in Molecular Biology) by Chiquito J. Crasto and S.H. Koslow
(2007)
3. Databasing the Brain: From Data to Knowledge (Neuroinformatics) by Steven H. Koslow and
Shankar Subramaniam (2005)
4. Computing the Brain: A Guide to Neuroinformatics by Michael A. Arbib (2001)
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(B) Database systems & Climate Change Informatics (DBS & CCI)
COMMON CORE (COURSE DETAILS)
Course No: DBS (NISCAIR) 101 Research Methodology
(LTPC: 1-1-0-2)
Course coordinators: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. P D Tyagi, Dr. S C Sharma, Dr. Majumdar, Dr. Sanjay Sen Gupta, &
External experts)
Course Description
Introduction
Meaning and Objective of Researcher, Steps in Research: Identification, selection and
formulation of research problem. Review of literature, Hypothesis: meaning, Characteristics and
importance of hypothesis in research, Problems in formulating hypothesis, testing of hypothesis,
Sampling Technique: Sampling theory-Types of sampling-Steps in sampling, sampling and Nonsampling error-Sample size, Advantages and limitations of sampling
Research modelling
Research Modelling: Types of Models, Model building and stages, Data consideration and testing,
Heuristic and Simulation modelling. Data for Research: Primary data-Meaning-Collection
methods. Observation: Interview-Questionnaire. Schedule-Pre-test-Pilot study–Experimental and
case studies-Secondary data- Meaning–Relevance, limitations and cautions. Processing Data:
Checking- Editing-Coding- transcriptions and Tabulation- Data analysis- Meaning and methodsQuantitative and Qualitative analysis.
Statistical Techniques
Statistics in Research: Specific applications of measures of Central tendency, Dispersion,
Skewness and Kurtosis in research. Measures of Relationship: Correlation – Simple, Partial and
multiple- Regression- Simple and multiple-Association of Attributes – applications in research.
Hypothesis Testing and estimation, Standard error point, and interval estimates-Important nonparametric tests. Parametric Tests: Testing of significance mean, proportion, variance and
correlation-Testing for significance of difference between means, proportions, variances and
correlation coefficients. ANOVA and Chi-Square Tests: One-way and two-way ANOVA – Latin
Square tests for association and goodness of fit. Measurement in Research: Measurement scales –
Tests of good measurement construction of Likert and Semantic Differential scales-Source of
errors in measurement- Scale validation.
Research Report
Structuring the Report: Chapter format- Pagination- Identification- Using: quotations- Presenting
footnotes – abbreviations- Presentation of tables and figures-Referencing- Documentation-Use
and format of appendices- Indexing. Research Report: Types of reports-Contents-Styles of
reporting- Steps in drafting, reports-Editing the final draft-Evaluating the final draft.
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Course No: DBS (NISCAIR) 301 Advanced Self Study
(LTPC: 0-1-6-4)
Course coordinators: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Tarakanta Jana & Dr. G. Mahesh)
Aim to train the student on learning, on one’s own topics that are not formally taught in course.
This would involve primarily three components – collection of relevant literature on a chosen
topic, organization of relevant material into a written report based on candidate’s own critical
understanding and finally presentation of the findings in front of wide audience in the form of a
seminar. Thus communication skills are also expected to be honed up.
Course No: DBS (NISCAIR) 401 Project proposal writing (LTPC: 0-1-6-4)
Course coordinators: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Dr. R S Beniwal, Dr. S. C Sharma, Dr. Sanjay Sen Gupta)
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by selecting topics of
high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review, methodologies,
recommendations etc.
(2 credits for one proposal)
Course No: DBS (NISCAIR)802 CSIR-800 Societal Programme (LTPC: 0-0-8-4)
Course coordinators: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Majumdar, Dr. Sanjay Sen Gupta, DR Rajeev Gupta & Dr Mahesh)
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line CSIR-800 programme
which is primarily prepared at the empowering 800 millions Indian by way of S&T inventions.
The theme for the project may be chosen form CSIR -800 document and as per expertise available
at the individual laboratory. Students will choose the topics in consultation with Doctoral
Advisory Committee (DAC).
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PROGRAMME ELECTIVES (COURSE DETAILS)
Course No. DBS (NISCAIR) 201. Data Base Management System
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Dr. G Mahesh & Charu Verma and external expert)
Introduction
Introduction- Purpose of Database Systems, Views of data, Data Models, Database language,
Transaction Management, Storage Management, Database Administrator, Database Users,
Overall System Structure, Different types of Database Systems
Data Model
E-R Model: Basic Concepts, Design Issues, Mapping Constraints, Keys, E-R Diagram, Weak
Entity set, Extended E-R features, Design Of an E-R Database Schema, Reduction of an E-R
schema to Tables. Relational Model: Structure of Relational Database, The Relational Algebra,
The tuple relational calculus, The Domain Relational Calculus, Views. SQL- Background, Basic
Structure, SET operations, Aggregate functions, Null. Values, Nested Sub queries, Derived
Relations, Views, Modification of Database, Joined Relations, DDL, Other SQL features
Data Transaction and Concurrency Control
Transaction- Transaction Concepts, State, Implementations of Atomicity and durability,
Concurrent Executions, Serializability, Recoverability, Transaction Definition in SQL.
Concurrency Control- Lock based protocol, Timestamp based protocol, Validation, based
protocol, Multiple Granularity, Multi version Schemes, Deadlock Handing, Insert and Delete
operations, Concurrency in index structure, Query Optimization.
RDBMS and Others
Relational Database Design- Pitfalls in Relational-Database Design, Decomposition,
Normalization , Using Functional Dependencies, and Normalization Using Multi valued
Dependencies, Normalization Using Join Dependencies, Domain-Key Normal Form and
Alternative Approaches to Database Design, Other Relevant Advance Topics and ApplicationsObject Oriented Database,Decision-Support Systems, Data Analysis, Data Mining, Data
Warehousing, Spatial and Geographic Databases, Multimedia Databases, Mobility and Personal
Databases, Information-Retrieval Systems, Distributed Information Systems, The World Wide
Web.
Recommended Books:
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Course No. DBS (NISCAIR) 202. Environment and EIA
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr.P D Tyagi, Dr. S C Sharma, Dr. Sanajay Sen Gupta)
Environment
Holistic Environment- physical, chemical, biological components, socio-economic and cultural
dimensions of environment, concepts of carrying capacity and global commons, Human activities
and impacts: local, regional and global; short-term and long-term impacts on Environment.
Environment Impact Assessment
Origin and development of EIA, National environmental policy and statutory requirements of
EIA; objectives of EIA.
EIA Analysis
Methodology of EIA; scoping, categorization and evaluation criteria; prediction and assessment
of impact, interactions between environmental components and impacts. Alternate strategies and
mitigation measures, environmental monitoring and audit.
Case Studies
Urban development, water resources development, Oceanographic, Glaciers studies, Impacts on
critical habitats-Marine and Terrestrial.
Recommended Books:
1. Introduction to Environmental Science by Eric Pallant and Terrence Bensel.
2. Environmental Impact Assessment: A Practical Guide by Betty Marriott.
3. Introduction to environmental impact assessment by John Glasson, Riki Therivel, Andrew
Chadwick
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Course No. DBS (NISCAIR) 203. Glaciology
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Pankaj Gupta and External Expert)
Introduction
Glacier, importance and implication of glaciological studies, Cryosphere, inventory of himalayan
glaciers, identification system of glaciers,
Glacial Geomorphology
Glacial geomorphology, glacial deposits and paleoglaciation, hydrometry glaciated basins,
suspended sediment transport, mass balance studies- net balance, ablation measurement,
accumulation measurement, snow density measurement, relationship of mass balance to climate,
snow melt processes
Glacial Physics
Physics of ice and snow, mechanics of snow/ice creep, ice crystals, engineering properties of
glacial materials, glacial hydrochemistry
Satellite glaciology
Application of remote sensing techniques in glaciology, application of advance surveying
techniques, global positioning system, geodetic techniques.
Recommended Books:
1. Physics of Glaciers, Third Edition W. S. B. Paterson.
2. Glaciology Introduction :Non-Polar Ice Cap, Glaciers of Bhutan, Farm Creek Section,
Glacial Lake, AR Te, Wedgwood Rock, Glacier Morphology
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Course No. DBS (NISCAIR) 204.Climatology
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Rajendran, Dr. Sanjay Sen Gupta & External experts)
Introduction
Definition of weather and climate; climatology origin, composition and structure of atmosphere.
solar radiation, heat budget and temperature distribution. atmospheric pressure and its distribution
pattern.
Atmospheric Circulation
General circulation and planetary winds, walker circulation- enso and la nina, origin
of
monsoons and jet streams. Atmospheric moisture: humidity, evaporation, condensation.
precipitation: dynamics and types of precipitation. stability and
instability of atmosphere, air
masses and fronts. air masses and fronts. weather systems : extra tropical and tropical cyclones.
Climate Classification and Modelling
climatic classification: basis of climatic classification by koeppen, trewartha and thornthwaites.
climatic changes- evidences and explanations. global warming and its
impacts.
mitigation
and adaptation. Climate Modeling Introduction to basic equations for the atmosphere. Brief
overview of hierarchy of models. Numerical methods: finite
difference, spectral and semiLagrangian techniques. Model physics:
parameterization of subgrid-scale phenomena such
as cloud-convection, land- surface processes, boundary-layer effects and radiation.
Introduction to coupling with ocean models
Satellite Meterology
Satellite Meteorology Introduction to radiative transfer; radiative properties of surface;
radiative properties of the atmosphere; scattering of radiation; image
analysis;
thermal,
infrared and microwave techniques for measurement of
temperature, humidity and cloud
height; atmospheric sounders, limb sounding,
radiation budget.
Recommended Books:
1. Introduction to climate dynamics and climate modeling Goosse H., P.Y. Barriat, W.
Lefebvre, M.F. Loutre and V. Zunz, (date of view).
2. Introduction to climatology for the tropics by J. O. Ayoade
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Course No. DBS (NISCAIR) 205. Ecology, Remote sensing and GIS
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty:DR J Sundaresan, Dr R.S Benniwal & Dr. Panksj Gupta,)
Ecology and Ecosystem Based Management
Introduction, Concepts, Life processes and adaptations, Distribution and abundance of organisms,
the movement of materials and energy through living communities, Ecosystem based
management, EBM Tools. The successional development of ecosystems, and the abundance and
distribution of biodiversity in context of the environment. Bio geographic classification- Bio
geographic zone, Province, Region and Biome,
Remote Sensing
Introduction, Basics of Remote Sensing, and Aerial Photography. Electro Magnetic Spectrum,
Law of Radiation, Atmospheric interaction, Remote Sensing System, Spectral Reflectance,
Resolution, Orbit and Platform, Remote Sensing Satellites, Principle of Thermal and Microwave
imaging. Visual Image Interpretation, Image Processing, Image Classification, Remote Sensing
Application
Geographical Information System
GIS, Coordinate System and Projections, Spatial Analyst, Geo-statistical Analysis, Spatial
Statistics, Geo-Data Base, DGPS-GIS Applications.
Recommended Books:
1. Science of Ecosystem-based Management: Narragansett Bay in the 21st Century
Alan Desbonnet, Barry A.
2. Remote Sensing of the Environment and Earth Resource Perspective
John R. R. Jensen
3. An Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective
John R. Jensen
4. Computer Processing of Remotely Sensed Images: An Introduction
Paul M. Mather,Paul Mather
5. Laser Remote Sensing of the Ocean : Methods and ApplicationsKonstantin I.
Voliak,Alexey F. Bunkin
6. Remote Sensing and Image InterpretationThomas M. Lillesand,Ralph W. Kiefer
7. Extensively illustrated, this updated edition provides a balance between classical visual
image interpretation and digital image processing techniques.
8. GIS: A Visual Approach. Bruce Ellsworth Davis,Bruce Davis
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Course No. DBS (NISCAIR) 206. Introductory Oceanography
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr.Sundaresan J and Dr Rajendran)
General introduction – history of oceanography – expeditions - geomorphology and structures of
the ocean floor, Continental slope and shelf - physical properties of sea water- distribution, of
temperature, salinity, density and oxygen in space and time - acoustical and optical characteristics
of seawater – color of the sea. Ocean waves and tides. Significant wave height and period, wave
spectrum, principles of wave forecasting - wave data and measurement techniques.
Water masses: formation and classification - T-S diagram – water masses of the world oceans –
Indian Ocean water masses - identification of water masses. Circulation: general circulation of the
atmosphere –– Ekman spiral – wind-driven circulation - currents in the oceans – upwelling thermohaline circulation - El-Nino and La-Nina.
Heat budget of ocean: insolation – long wave radiation – effect of clouds – sensible and latent
heat transfer- Bowen’s ratio – ocean heat transport – spatio - temporal variability of heat budget
terms and net heat balance.
Recommended Books:
1. Descriptive Physical Oceanography: G.L.Pickard and W. J. Emery, Pergamon, 5th edn.,
1992.
2. Descriptive Physical Oceanography: M.P.M.Reddy, Balkema, 1st edn., 2001.
3. The Oceans: H.U. Sverdrup, Prentice Hall, 1st edn., 1942
4. Principles of Physical Oceanography: G.Neumann & WJ Pierson, Jr., Prentice Hall,1st
edn.,1966.
5. Encyclopedia of Oceanography: Fairbridge, Reinhold, 1st edn., 1979.
6. Physical Oceanography Vol.I & II: A Defant, Pergamon Press, 1st edn., 1961.
7. Ocean Currents: G. Neumann, Elsevier, 1st edn., 1968.
8. Regional Oceanography: Tomczak M. & J.S.Godfrey,
9. Ocean Circulation & Climate: Siedler, Church & Gould, Academic Press, 1st edn., 2001.
10. Foundations of Fluid Mechanics: S.W.Yuan, Prentice-Hall, 1st edn., 1970
11. Physical Fluid Mechanics : D.J. Tritton, Oxford Science Pub., 2nd edn., 1978.
12. Fluid Mechanics : W. Kaufman, Wiley, 1st edn., 1954.
13. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics : J. Pedlosky, Springer Verlag, 2nd edn., 1982.
14. Fundamentals of Acoustics: L.E.Kinsler and A.R.Frey, John Wiley, 3rd edn., 1982.
15. Ocean Acoustics : Tolstoy and Clay, McGraw Hill, 1ste dn., 1966.
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COURSE NO. DBS (NISCAIR) 207. Environmental Ocean Technology
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Sundaresan J and External experts)
Pollution of air, soil and water. Causes of pollution. Common pollutants- solid waste, liquid waste
and gaseous wastes. Fate of various pollutants. Pollution of marine environment. Standards for
natural, inland and marine waters. Technological Control measures- Design of control systems EIA studies.
Marine corrosion: Fundamental factors affecting corrosion of metals in water. Marine
Environmental aspects - different forms of corrosion – pitting, bimetallic (galvanic) corrosion,
and deposit attack. Design of corrosion control devices – practical field considerations anticorrosive and antifouling technology.
Energy from the sea. Waves, tide, OTEC, Osmosis, Solar and wind energy systems. Operational
aspects and oceanographic factors, new technologies, design and applications, case studies.
Marine Information systems, Data management and dissemination of information, feedback and
updating mechanisms. Marine surveillance. Law of the sea. Current legislation on the exploitation
of the ocean resources, the maritime zones, territorial zones, EEZ, Sea Bed Authority, legal
principles for conduct of marine scientific research.
Recommended Books:
1. Advances in Water Pollution Research: B.A.Southgate, Proc. London, 1962.
2. Remote sensing for the Control of Marine Pollution Vol6: Jean Marie Massin, NATO,
1984.
3. Marine Environmental Pollution 2: Richard A, Geyer, Elsevier, 2nd edn., 1999.
4. Marine and Off shore Corrosion: Kenneth A Chandler, Butterworth, London, 1st edn.,
1985.
5. Corrosion Engg. : Fontana & Greene, Tata McGraw Hill, 3rd edn., 1998.
6. Hand book of Oceanographic Engg.Materials: Stephen G. Dexter, Wiley, 1st edn., 1979.
7. Cathodic Protection , Theory andPractice :V. Ashworth & C.J.L. Booker, Ellis Harwood,
1st edn., 1986.
8. Corrosion in Marine Environment :D.H.Deere, John Wiley, 1st edn., 1977.
9. Bio-deterioration of Materials :A. Harry Walters and John J, Elsevier, 1st edn., 1968.
10. Metals hand book, American Society for Metals :International Metals Park, Uty Michigan,
1st edn., 1987.
11. Ocean Wave Energy Conversion :Michael E. Mc Cormick, Wiley, 1st edn., 1981.
12. Wave Energy - a Design Challenge :R.Shaw, Halsted Press, 1st edn., 1982.
13. Tidal Power :Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K, Plenum, 1st edn., 1972.
14. Ocean Engg. - Goals,Environmental Technology :J.F. Brahtz, Wiley, 1st edn., 1968.
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COURSE NO. DBS (NISCAIR) 208. OCEAN RESOURCES
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Sundaresan J and Dr Pankaj Gupta)
Ocean Resources: definition and classification, potential uses of sea. Geophysical and
oceanographic operations: direct and indirect methods of data collection on and below sea
surface, Involvement of ocean scientists in exploration and exploitation, phases of marine
resources.
Operational requirements, ports and harbors, vehicle requirements, planning and policy on ocean
resources, harvesting food from the sea, extracting or dredging raw materials, sea as a highway,
energy generation, military exercises, leisure and tourism, sewage and waste disposal.
Understanding the hostile marine environments, mineral and hydrocarbon resources, exploration,
development, and production of hydrocarbons, ocean mining, semi-submersible and their
functions, stability, motion and weight.
The ice environment and operations in extreme weather conditions, offshore safety and rescue.
Use of marine robotics and expert systems, machine based operations for solving strategic
resource issues.
Recommended Books:
1. The Oceans, Our future :M Soares, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1978.
2. Oceanology Vol. 6 :Soc. Underwater Technology, Graham & Trotman, 1988.
3. Descriptive Physical Oceanography :W J Pierson and G Neumann, Pergamon, 5th edn.,
1990.
4. Mining Engineers Handbook, Vol. 2 :Teele, John Wiley, 2nd edn., 1996.
5. Introduction to mineral Exploitation :Antony M Evans, Wiley, 3rd edn., 1990.
6. Coastal and Deep Ocean Dredging :John B Herbich, Gulf Pub. 1st edn., 1975.
7. The Sustainable Management of
8. Tropical Catchments :Harper & Brown, Wiley 1st edn., 1999.
9. The Ocean Basins and Margins :Dercourt, Plenum, Vol.8, 1996.
10. Introduction to Energy Resources,
11. Technology and Society :E S Cassdy, Elsevier, 1st edn., 2000.
12. Underwater Minerals : D S Cronon, Academic Press, 1st edn., 1980.
13. Ocean Year Book (Vol 1 – 4) : Borges & Ginsburg, The University of Chicago Press,
1983.
14. Mineral Wealth of the Ocean : Ghosh & Mukhopadyay, Oxford & IBH Pub. Co., 2nd,
1999.
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COURSE NO. DBS (NISCAIR) 209. INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Sundaresan J)
Coastal zone management – concepts, definition and techniques. Approach to CZM. Nature of
coastal zones of the world. Development and Conservation activities. Resource management of
coastal regions.
Matrix on CZM. Systems approach. Balanced budget on use and preservation of resources of the
coastal zone. Coastal ocean processes and CZM. Coastal features and marine influence on coastal
development.
Acts and legislation on CZM. Implementation of policies. Traditional practices, values and
emerging modern technological innovation. Case studies.
Planning and developmental approaches in CZM. Current practices and Future outlook. Coastal
vulnerability. Methods for evaluation of coastal status. Sustainable development of coastal zone.
Recommended Books:
1. CZM : Brathz Ecosystems at the Land Sea Margins – Drainage Basin to Coastal Seas :
Thomas, Smodlaka & Turner, AGU, 1st edn., 1999.
2. Large Scale Constructions in Coastal Environments : Vollmer and Grann, Springer
Verlag, 1st edn., 1998.
3. Fluvial Process and Environmental change: Brown, John Wiley, 1st edn., 1999.
4. Coastal Erosion – Response and Management : Charlier and Meyer, Springer Verlag, 1st
edn., 1998.
5. Mixing in Estuaries and Coastal Seas : Pattiaratchi, AGU, 1996.
6. Coastal Zone Management -Coastal Management : Salomons, Springer, 1st edn., 2001.
7. Coastal Zone Management (2 Vol.) : Korakandy Kalpaz Publications, 1st edn., 2005
8. Gis For Coastal Zone Management : Bartlett Darius, CRC Press, 1st edn., 2003.
9. Introduction -Coastal Zone Management : Beatley Timothy, Island Press, 1st edn., 2002.
10. ICZM for Coral Reefs: Decision Support Modeling : Gustavson, Huber, Ruitenbeek,
World Bank Pub., 1999.
11. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) The Global Challenge : R R
Krishnamurthy, Research Pub. Services, 2002.
12. Coastal Planning and Management: Robert Kay, Taylor & Francis, 2nd edn., 2005
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COURSE NO. DBS (NISCAIR) 210. OCEANS and CLIMATE CHANGE
(LTPC: 2-1-0-3)
Course coordinator: Dr. Sundaresan J
(Faculty: Dr. Sundaresan J, Dr. Rajendran)
Role of oceans in climate - Indicators of climate change – short and long term observations –
IPCC and results – Forecast and Predictions – Study on parameters related to climate change.
Signals from study of Temperature, global warming, role of carbon-di-oxide content and related
gases, sea level changes.
SST and precipitation features, weather conditions and marine ecosystems – ongoing projects in
climate change studies.
The ocean conveyor belt – influence on circulation patterns – The Carbon cycle – responses from
ecological systems – Impacts - Human interventions – Robust findings and key uncertainties.
References:
1. Climate Change 1992 : Report – IPCC, J T Houghton, C A, Callander & S K Varney
2. Climate Change 2001, 2008 : Synthesis Report – IPCC, 2002, 2008
3. Climate Process and Change :E Bryant, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1st edn., 1997.
4. Global Environmental Change– Past, Present and future : K K Turekian, Prentice Hall, 1st
edn., 1996.
5. Global Warming – The Complete Briefing :J Houghton, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1st edn.,
1997.
6. Assessing the impact of Climate Change on Natural Resource System: Frederick &
Rosenberg, Kulwer Academic, 1st edn., 1994.
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National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies
(NISTADS)
Course Title: Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS)
NISTADS, the one and only social sciences research lab under the CSIR (Government of India) is
an academic pioneer and a policy beacon. It embodies the nation’s commitment to understanding
and steering the complex relationships between science and society.
The purpose of this STIS course offered by NISTADS, is to create a critical mass of scholars and
practitioners with analytical competencies to lead and transform India’s science, technology and
innovation trajectories in economically productive, socially progressive and environmentally
sustainable ways. In its academic and policy endeavours, CSIR-NISTADS operates at the
interface between science and society. Through this STIS course, the research and policy
expertise and experience in NISTADS will be shared with and built into a wide range of natural,
physical and social science graduates. Their theoretical as well as empirical skills will ensure that
they become future managers in cutting-edge S&T based industry, knowledge entrepreneurs and
bureaucrats in development sectors ranging from agriculture to energy to space science, and
policy analysts and advisors in national and international spheres. The state, the market and
several other social, political and cultural agencies influence and shape both science and society –
analysing these interactions and causal relationships demands inter-and trans-disciplinary
competence. How can we enable innovation for inclusive and harmonious economic growth?
How do we prioritise our scientific research effort? What are the most effective technology
commercialisation strategies available, and what are the criteria to choose the best in given
contexts? How do we measure and assess scientific performance? With India’s political,
scientific and industrial leadership demanding these skills, this course will assemble and anneal a
new inter-disciplinary and visionary generation capable of and committed to knowledge based
sustainable development. This demand inspires the proposed theme of “Science, Technology, and
Innovation Studies” (STIS) for the NISTADS program for Ph.D.
The course curricula appropriate for STIS are currently under preparation. Broad outline of the
provisional seven core courses are already drafted. Outline of twenty five optional courses have
been proposed provisionally of which four courses are also drafted as samples. Details of each
course would be further prepared. Since compulsory courses will require one year time (two
semesters) to complete, by that time other optional courses would be developed.
NISTADS proposes to take students from all disciplines of social sciences who have an M.Phil or
equivalent or who otherwise have qualified for the U.G.C. or equivalent including CAT, and also
students from natural sciences and engineering and medicine who have qualified similar tests
such as of the CSIR or GATE, and who are desirous of cross-disciplinary instruction.
NISTADS is also willing to collaborate with other CSIR laboratories.
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Brief and provisional outline of Course Contents & Structure
On the basis of the feedback from the scientists the following courses provisionally being
proposed:
a. Core courses
1. Quantitative Research Methodology – focuses on introductory statistical/econometric
tools that are usually used for analysis of research question
2. Introduction to Qualitative Research
3. Indian Economy & Policy (focuses on the transition of Indian economy and her major
policies since independence)
4. Innovation systems and development
5. Introduction to History of Science
6. Science & Technology Policy (focuses on policy aspects relating science and technology
in India and other emerging economies)
7. Science and Technology Systems - India and the World
b. Optional courses
1. Trade & Technology (focus on the interplay between international trade, policy, FDI and
technology diffusion)
2. Enterprise Development through Value Chains Analysis (EDVCA)
3. Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Research, Innovation and Development
4. Environmental History
5. Resource Planning & Policy (RPP)
6. Institutional
Economics
(focuses
on
the
role
of
institutions
in
economic
functioning/behaviour)
7. Advanced Econometrics
8. Law & Economics
9. Public Policy (focuses on contours of public policy formation in general and India in
particular together with evaluation of their welfare implication and implementation issues)
10. Economic and Systems Modelling for Policy Analysis (focuses on different approaches to
economic modelling and their use in policy analysis)
11. Organisation & Innovation (focuses on various organisational forms and their linkages
with innovation)
12. Game Theory & Social Application (focuses on basics of game theory and their
application in different social problems)
13. Indian Business History
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14. Technology Valuation and Financing (focuses on methods of technology evaluation and
financing principles)
15. Risk, Technology and Policy (focuses on capacity building for (a) analysing the
relationship between the three (risk, technology and policy), and (b) using different
methods for risk assessment (ex-ante and ex-post) for different contexts (social,
environmental, economic, etc.) and scenarios).
16. Science, Technology and Innovation for Rural Transformation (focuses on theoretical
debates about knowledge and development, and building analytical capabilities for S&T
policy and innovation for rural development
17. Science, Technology and Innovation for Industries
18. Science, Technology and Innovation for Services
19. Technology, Labour and Employment (focuses on technology development, skills, labour
productivity and employment)
20. Sociology of Science
21. Macro Economic Policy (focuses on in-depth study of macroeconomics)
22. Soft Computing
23. Science, Philosophy and Ethics
24. Industrial Organisation and Technology Regulation (focuses on key concepts and models
of industrial organisation and how regulations relating to technology impinge on the
system)
25. Science, innovation and politics
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Core Course - 1
Course Title: Quantitative Research Methodology
Coordinators: Yogesh Suman
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit: 1-1-1- 1
Total Teaching Hour: (8 Hr. Lecture, and 4.5 Hrs. Practical + Tutorial)
Objective:
The purpose is to make students capable in identifying research questions and formulating
hypotheses clearly and accurately; in context of a research issue. This would help them in
identifying proper data collection and analysis techniques. This will be followed by providing
them thorough understanding of standard quantitative techniques.
Topics & Subtopics:
1. Introduction (1.30 Hrs.)
 Quantitative data principals
 Types of data-Binary, nominal, interval, ratio, ordinal
 Inferential statistics
 Descriptive statistics
 Population and parameter
2. Sampling (1.30 Hrs.+ 1.30 Practical/Tutorial)
 Sample and Statistics
 Importance of sampling
 Sample Size Determination
3. Sampling Techniques
 Non probability Sampling Techniques
o Convenience Sampling
o Judgmental Sampling
o Quota Sampling
o Snowball Sampling
 Probability Sampling Techniques
o Simple Random Sampling
o Systematic Sampling
o Stratified Sampling
o Cluster Sampling
4. Hypotheses Formulation and Testing (1 hr.+1.30 hr Practical/Tutorial)
 Definition of Hypotheses
 Null and Alternative Hypotheses
 Critical Z values and Rejection regions
 Z-Table for Normal distribution
 Two Tailed Test
 Right Tailed Test
 Left Tailed Test
5. ANOVA (1 hr.)
 Principal behind ANOVA
 Sum of Squares
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 Mean Sum of Squares
 ANOVA Table
6. Regression (1 hr.)
 Simple Regression And Correlation
 Simply linear regression Model
 Multiple regression
7. Chi Square Test (1 hr.)
8. Factor Analysis (1 hr. + 1.30 hr. practical/tutorial)
Suggested Readings
1. Allen L. Webster Applied statistics for Business and Economics: An Essentials version
(Third Edition), McGraw-Hill.
2. Kothari, C. R. Quantitative Techniques, Vikas Publishing House.
3. Gupta, R. P. Quantitative Techniques, Daya Publishing House.
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Core Course - 2
Course Title: Introduction to Qualitative Research
Coordinators: Yogesh Suman
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit: 1-1-1-1
Total Teaching Hour: 15.5 Hrs. (10 Hr. Theory, 5.5 Hr. Practical + Tutorial)
Objective:
The objective of the course is to provide students deep insight of research methodology in context
of social science research. Practical illustrations from the projects done by the faculty will also be
given by explaining background reasons for adopting a particular technique.
Topics & Subtopics:
1. Introduction (1.30 Hrs.)
 Types of research
 Pure research
 Applied research
 Policy research
 Action research
 Model for research (Examples of each type of research)
 Characteristic of Qualitative Research
 When to use qualitative research
 Designing a qualitative study
2. Approaches to Qualitative research (1.30 Hrs. + 3 Hr. Practical/Tutorial)
 Narrative research
o Types of narrative research
o Procedures for conducting narrative research
 Phenomenological research
o Types of phenomenology
o Procedures for conducting phenomenological research
 Grounded theory research,
o Types of grounded theory studies
o Procedure for conducting grounded theory research
 Challenges, ethnographic research
o Types of ethnographies
o Procedure for conducting ethnographic study
 Case study research
o Procedure for conducting a case study
 Choosing an approach to qualitative research.
 Qualitative data principals
3. Conducting interview (1.30 Hr. + 1 Hr. Practical/Tutorial)
 Unstructured Interviews
 Semi structured interview
 Structured interview
4. Sociometry(1 Hr.)
5. Validity (1 Hr.)
 Types of Validity,
 Internal validity,
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7.
8.
9.
 Construct validity
 External validity
 Statistical validity
 Threats to validity
Non Experimental research ( 2 Hrs. + 1.30 Hr Practical/Tutorial)
 Observational
 Naturalistic observation
 Survey research
o Designing a questionnaire
o types of questions
o Methods of administering questionnaire
o Problems of response rate
o Data analysis
Experimental research (1 Hr.)
 Attributes and variables
 Cause and effect
 Control
 Types of experimental design
Quasi experimental (30 Min.)
Ex post facto research.(30 Min)
Suggested Readings
1. Creswell, John W. Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design Choosing among Five
Approaches, Sage Publications.
2. Guthrie, Gerard. Basic Research Methods, Sage Publications.
4. McBurney, Donald H and Thomson-Wadsworth. Research Methods.
5. Kothari, C.R. Research Methodology - Methods and Techniques, New Age International (P)
Limited Publishers, Ansari Road Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002.
6. Fetterman, David M. Ethnography: Step-by-Step (Applied Social Research Methods), Sage
Publications.
7. Gibbs, Graham. Analysing Qualitative Data (Qualitative Research Kit), Sage Publications.
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Core Course - 3
Course Title: Indian Economy and Policy
Coordinators: Dr Pradip Kumar Biswas & Dr Sanjib Pohit
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit:
2–1–0–3
Total Teaching Hour: 50
Objective:
The course intends to provide the students an overview of the Indian economy, its development
and evolutionary process since independence.
Topics & Subtopics:
1. State of Indian economy at the time of independence with a brief discussion on colonial
era
2. Planning Era
 Need for planning
 Planning Strategies under different plans
3. Agricultural Polices
 Policy frames in the 1950s and the early 1960s
 Policy shifts in late 1960s – green evolution strategies
 Policy changes in the 1980s – diffusion of green revolution across crops, regions
 Land holding structure, tenancy and technology change
 Credit and insurance
 Research and development
 Current issues of importance
4. Industrial Policies
 Policy frames in the 1950s to 1970s
 Structural retrogression of Indian Industries in mid 1960s
 Policies for SMEs and large industries
 Economic liberation and end of license raj
 Indian industries in the globalized world
5. Structure and Growth of the Service Sector
6. Policy support for technology diffusion and innovation
7. The External Sector
 Indian Trade Policy and Development
 India’s Balanced of Payments – Emerging issues
 Openness and FDI flows
Suggested Readings
nd
1. Roy, Tirthankar, The Economic History of India 1857-1947 (2 edition, 2008). Chapter 3
pp.73-89; pp.97-102.
2. Chakravarty S. (1987) Development Planning: The Indian Experience, Clarendon Press,
Oxford.
3. Government of India, Planning Commission, Second Five Year Plan, and various other
five-year plan documents.
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4. Mohan, Rakesh (2003). “SSI Policy in India: A Critical Evaluation,” in A.O. Krueger
(ed.), Economic Policy Reforms and the Indian Economy, Univ. of Chicago Press.
5. Nagaraj R. (2003). “Industrial Policy and Performance since 1980”, Economic and
Political Weekly, Aug.30-Sep.7
6. Goldar, Bishwanath (2004). “Indian Manufacturing: Productivity Trends in Pre- and PostReform Periods,” Nov. 20, Economic and Political Weekly.
7. Manoj Pant and Manoranjan Pattanayak (2005). “Does Openness Promote Competition?
A Case Study of Indian Manufacturing,” Economic and Political Weekly, Sept. 24.
8. Aditya Bhattacharjea (2006), Labour Market Regulation and Industrial Performance in
India, A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence, CDE, Working Paper No.141
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Core Course - 4
Course title: Innovation systems and development
Coordinator: Dr. Rajeswari S. Raina
Lecture –Tutorial-Practical-Credit:
2-1-0-3
Total teaching hours: 50
Objective:
This course is to help students develop their analytical skills in understanding and enabling
innovation to meet development goals. It is designed with the core courses, tutorials and one
practical exercise (a case analysis or project) that can be selected by the students depending on
their disciplinary orientation, context or work experience.
The use of innovation systems framework for planning and its operationalization for development
demands theoretical insights and analytical competencies. This course will give students a clear
understanding about the difference between (a) innovation systems, (b) technology and society,
and (c) social construction/mode of knowledge production. That the components and systems
relationships – interactive learning, the academic (disciplinary) contexts and policy contents, and
processes involved in the analysis of each of these are different, will be made explicit. Despite
increasing currency of the term innovation (as seen in India in the past three years or so), many
continue to use the term as synonymous and the epistemic equivalent of technology or technology
generation and diffusion. Through the lectures and tutorials in this course, the students get to use
the innovation systems theoretical framework and the analytical instruments offered by several
disciplines – economics, sociology, anthropology and political science in particular, to understand
and enable innovation that can lead to development outcomes. The normative positions being
more explicit in the innovation systems framework, helps the students see and question the
assumptions made in mainstream economics and technological or technology commercialisation
studies therein. Covering a range of economic – Marshallian neo-classical and Marxist historical
materialism, Schumpeterian evolutionary, Veblenian/Kapp institutional and evolutionary, and
sociological – Feenbergian critical theory, Latourian social construction vs. Bijker-Winner social
determinism, theories and analytical tools, the course sets a terrain in which the student can use
the analytical narrative of the innovation systems framework to achieve development goals.
In the main semester, besides 50 hours of lecture, the course will have two tutorials. Each lecture
(3 hours each) will also include discussion of the reading material. The students will be taught the
basic skills of building an annotated bibliography, the design of a conceptual framework, etc.
Topics and sub-topics
1. Introducing Innovation Systems – basic definitions, framework (1 Lecture)
2. Distinguishing features – Components and processes in Innovation systems (1 Lecture)
3. Differences between innovation systems framework and technology and society (1
Lecture)
4. Major questions asked – debate on the use in planning (interventions or investments) for
development (1 Lecture)
o Tutorial – students read and review in class three major books in Innovation
Systems literature
5. Development economics – Innovation systems theory – as two estates (1 Lecture)
6. From technology black-box to economics of S&T to priority setting to science policy
prescriptions – an evolutionary account of knowledge and economic growth (1 Lecture)
7. Evolutionary/Institutional economics – theoretical foundation of innovation systems (1
Lecture)
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8. Macro-economics of technological change – Processes of technological and institutional
innovation; structural and functional changes in components of the innovation system (1
Lecture)
o Tutorial – students explore 3 cases of developed vs. developing countries- discuss
specific macro-economic and technological change processes, identify institutional
and policy changes in the cases
9. State and markets – Innovation trajectories and options from history (1 Lecture)
10. Investing in and planning for S&T – industrial, agricultural and service sector innovation
systems (1 Lecture)
11. India’s development experience through an innovation systems lens: a vicious circle of
poverty and impeded innovation (1 Lecture)
12. Institutional setting – laying the ground rules - Mahalanobis-Nehru, Pitroda-Gandhi, and
the Dhawans, Sivaramans, Pothens and Kalams (1 Lecture)
13. Socio-technological paradigms and paradigm shifters. Climate change vs. the MDGs (1
Lecture)
14. Re-cap + India’s policies and investments in technology generation and extension – for
major development sectors (1 Lecture)
15. Current development crisis – the digital divide, risk perceptions and occurrence, GM
crops, low cost vaccines/health care, small firms vs. Multinationals (1 Lecture)
16. Eco-friendly and gender sensitive innovation systems for sustainable development;
India’s future (1 Lecture)
Suggested Reading
1. Veblen, T. The place of science in modern civilization
2. Jacques, E. 1980. “Introduction: Technology and Society” in The Technological System,
Continuum: New York
3. Bijker, W. E., Hughes, T. P. And Pinch, T. J. (ed.) 1989. The social construction of
Technological Systems: New directions in the sociology and history of technology, MIT
Press: Cambridge.
4. Lundvall, B-A, 1992 (ed) National Systems of innovation: Towards a Theory of
Innovation and Interactive Learning, Pinter: London
5. Kjell, Rubenson and Shuetze , H. (Ed.s) Transition to the Knowledge Society.
6. Nelson, R. R. 1993. National Innovation Systems: A Comparative Study, OUP: Oxford.
7. Edquist, C. 1997. Systems of Innovation – Technologies, Institutions and Orgnizations,
Pinter: London.
8. Freeman, C. 1987. Technology and economic performance: lessons from Japan, Pinter:
London.
9. North, D. C. 1990. Institutions Institutional Change and Econ Performance, Cambridge
Unv Press: Cambridge.
10. Von Hippel, E. 1995. The sources of Innovation, OUP: New York.
11. Schumpeter, J. 1975. Capitalism, Socialism an Democracy, Harper: new York.
12. Raina, D. And Habib, I. 2008. Domesticating Modern science, Tulika, New Delhi
13. Feenberg, A. 1999. Questioning Technology, Routledge, London.
14. Feenberg, A. 1991. Critical theory of technology, Oxford Univ Press: New York, London.
15. Jasanoff, Sheila et al. (eds.) 1995. Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Sage:
London
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16. Latour, Bruno 1991. “Technology is Society Made Durable”, in John Law (ed). A
17. Sociology of Monsters, Routledge, London, pp. 103-31
18. Wajcman, J. 2004. Technofeminism, Polity Press: Cambridge, Oxford.
19. Longino, H. 2002. The Fate of Knowledge: Princeton: Princeton University Press.
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Core Course - 5
Course Title: Introduction to History of Science
Coordinator: Dr. Satpal Sangwan
Lecture-Tutorial-Practical-Credit:
1-2-0-3
Objectives
The course in history of science provides interdisciplinary training to research students, policy
planners and science administrators for a research career or in the executive wing of state
administration. It will introduce students to the principles and methods of interdisciplinary
research for understanding the evolution of science as a knowledge system and state apparatus
from the ancient times. It will help students to understand and appreciate the social
stimulus/constraints on science, social functions of science, and the impact of science on society
and economy.
Topics and sub-topics
The course in history of science will consist of the following thematic topics:
1. Science & Technology in the Ancient World
2. Science & Technology in Pre-Colonial India
3. Rise of Modern Science & Western Colonial Expansion
4. Colonial Science: Methods and Processes
5. Scientific Institutions and Scientific Community
6. Science Education and Research
The course will be a mixture of lectures, followed by guided reading, discussion and debate in the
seminar sessions. In the first year of the course, students will be taught the basic theoretical and
thematic subject issues. The method of delivery will be term papers, group discussion, seminar
presentation and dissertation.
Suggested Readings
1. Adas, Michael. Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of
Western Dominance, Ithaca, 1989.
2. Basalla, George. `The Spread of Western Science', Science, 156, May 1967, pp. 611-622.
3. Bose, D.M., S.N. Sen and B.V. Subbarayappa, eds. A Concise History of Science in India,
Delhi: INSA, 1971.
4. Chakrabarti, Pratik, Western Science in Modern India: Metropolitan Methods, Colonial
Practices, Delhi: Permanent Black, 2004.
5. Cohn, Bernard. Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India, Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 1996.
6. Ferguson, Niall. Civilization: The West and the Rest, London: Allen Lane, 2011.
7. Harrison, Mark. Climates and Constitutions: Health, Race, Environment and British
Imperialism in India 1600-1850, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
8. Headrick, D.R. The Tentacles of Progress: Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism,
1850-1940, Oxford, 1988.
9. Hull, David L. Science as a Process: An Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual
Development of Science, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
10. Kuhn, T.S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: Uni. of Chicago Press, 1970.
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11. Kumar, Deepak. Science and the Raj, 1857-1905, Delhi: OUP, 1994.
12. Lourdusamy, J. Science and National Consciousness in Bengal, 1870-1930, Delhi: Orient
Longman, 2004.
13. Russell, Colon. Science and Social Change 1700-1900, London, 1983.
14. Sardar, Ziauddin. Explorations in Islamic Science, London: Mansell, 1989.
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Core Course - 6
Course Title: Science & Technology Policy
Coordinator: Sujit Bhattacharya
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit: 2-1-0-3
Total Teaching Hour: 50
Objective:
The course intends to reach out to students with diverse background with the intention of
exposing them to the issues that drive formulation of science and technology policy. It exposes
students to the various socio-political-economic dimensions of S&T, complex inter-relationships
between ‘science and technology’, ‘science and society/economy’, S&T and technological
innovation and entrepreneurship’ and evolution/dynamics of these relationships. To what extent
these relationships have been affected by endogenous and exogenous actions such as the change
in the institution of the scientific enterprise, new demands by the government/industry and the lay
public, government and business enterprises involvement in defining the science and technology
agenda, competition policy, intellectual property rights, environmental concerns, access and
affordability of medicines, poverty, sustainable development will be examined through debates
and discourse. The course will expose the students to the international perspective but its main
focus will be in the context of India and the developing countries.
Topics &Subtopics:
1. Introduction
 Knowledge, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship- conceptual issues
 Science its Theories and Methods
 Facets of knowledge creation and transmission
 The evolving relationship between Science & Technology
 Big Science and Large Technological Systems- their dynamics and institutional
arrangements
 Science and Society- Engagements
 Technological innovation and entrepreneurship
2. The Past and the Present of Science Policy
 The origin of Science Policy: Emergence, historical trend and rationality
 Science policy and the Neo Schumpeterian tradition
 New Science Policy Agenda- Intellectual origin and challenges
 Integrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship in S&T policy framework
 Integrating inclusiveness and sustainable development in S&T policy framework
 Science policy and S&T Governance
3. Science and Technology Policy in India
 Historical evolution of S&T policy
 Evolution of Science Policy bodies in India
 S&T in parliament, State S&T councils
 Funding, Human resource
 Competition Policy, regulatory structure, IPR, Trade, etc and its role in science &
technology policy formulation
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Addressing Innovation and Sustainable development
Concerns and mismatches- policy framework and socio-economic deliverance
Suggested Readings
1. Bandelj, N. (2011). The cultural wealth of nations. Stanford, California: Stanford
University Press.
2. Bernal, J. D. (1962). Science for a developing world. London: World Federation of
Scientific Workers.
3. Chesbrough, H. W. (2006). Open innovation: researching a new paradigm. Oxford:
Oxford University Press.
4. Collins, H. M., & Pinch, T. J. (1998). The golem: what you should know about science
(2nd ed.). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
5. Fagerberg, J. (2005). The Oxford handbook of innovation. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.
6. Jasanoff, S. (1995). Handbook of science and technology studies. Thousand Oaks, Calif.:
Sage Publications.
7. Jasanoff, S. (1997). Comparative science and technology policy. Cheltenham. Elgar Pub..
8. Kenney, M. (2000). Understanding Silicon Valley: the anatomy of an entrepreneurial
region. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.
9. MacKenzie, D. A., & Wajcman, J. (1999). The social shaping of technology. Buckingham:
Open University Press.
10. MacLeod, C. (1988). Inventing the Industrial Revolution: the English patent system, 16601800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
11. May, C., & Sell, S. K. (2006). Intellectual property rights: a critical history. Boulder,
Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
12. Nowotny, H. (2005). The public nature of science under assault politics, markets, science
and the law. Berlin: Springer.
13. Price, D. J. (1963). Little science, big science. New York: Columbia University Press.
14. Porter, M. E. (1998). Competitive advantage: creating and sustaining superior
performance : with a new introduction. London: Macmillan.
15. Rosenberg, N. (1982). Inside the black box: technology and economics. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
16. Schroeder, R. (2007). Rethinking science, technology, and social change. Stanford, Calif.:
Stanford University Press.
17. Schumpeter, J. A. (2011). The entrepreneur: classic texts by Joseph A. Schumpeter.
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
18. Snow, C. P. (1993). The two cultures (Canto ed.). London: Cambridge University Press.
19. Stokes, D. E. (1997). Pasteur's quadrant: basic science and technological innovation.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
20. Visvanathan, S. (1997). A carnival for science: essays on science, technology, and
development. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
21. Wagner, C. S. (2008). The new invisible college: science for development. Washington,
D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
22. Walz, R., et, al. (2008). Research and technology competence for a sustainable
development in the BRICS countries. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer-IRB-Verl..
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Core Course - 7
Course Title: Science and Technology Systems - India and the World
Coordinators : Dr.Tabassum Jamal & Dr. Subhan Khan
Lectures-Tutorial-Practical-Credit: 1-2-0-3
Total Teaching hours: 40
Objective:
The course in “Science and Technology Systems in India visa-vis world” provides
interdisciplinary training to research students, policy planners and science administrators for a
research career . It will introduce students to the dynamics and understanding for evolution of
S&T systems for economic development and poverty alleviation in India and across the world.
The course will help students to look into historical glimpses on advancements of scientific and
technological knowledge which made possible the significant reduction of poverty and
improvements in the quality of life in both developed and developing countries throughout the
20th century which further helps the students to understand the close link between economic
growth and the strategic approaches of S&T system/policies. The course will focus on the S&T
system of India which besides the core S&T milieu embraces large number of economic sectors
as well as social dimensions.
The course will provide the scope to study and analyze the following: (1) social and economic
development through progress and applications of S&T; (2) management of S&T infrastructure
(3) governance of S&T system (4) modes of funding
Topics and Subtopics
1. Science and Technology Policies- Comparative Study/analysis
2. India's Science and Technology Policy and its influence on technology development
(Historical perspective of India's Science and Technology Policy)
3. S&T infrastructure and management of development and allocations of developmental
Plan funds to involve S&T and hence management of S&T spills over to sectors/ministries
for whom S&T is not the core function
4. Evolution of sectoral policies (e.g. Human resource, health, environment, emerging
technologies etc)
Suggested Readings
1. Science and Innovation Rethinking the Rationales for Funding and Governance, Edited by
Aldo Geuna, Ammon J. Salter and W.Edward Steinmueller
2. Science Vol 237 No 4819, 1987 “Science and Technology policies: A comparative
analyses” Leonard L. Lederman
3. Government, Innovation and Technology Policy by Sunil Mani
4. Scientific Policy Resolution, Technology Policy Statement (1983) and Science and
Technology Policy (2003).
5. The strategic management of Innovation: A sociological and Economic Theory by Jon
Sundho
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Elective Course - 1
Course Title: Trade and Technology
Coordinators: Dr. Sanjib Pohit and Dr Pradip Kumar biswas
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit:
1-1-0-2
Total Teaching Hour: 30
Objective:
This course plans to make students aware of the theories and polices that has led to the
globalization of the world economy. The course has three main components namely, international
trade, foreign direct investment and international technology transfer. The emphasis on each
component is to analyze the channels that are the driving force behind globalization of an
economy
Topics & Subtopics:
1. International Trade
 The underlying causes of foreign trade
 Brief review of trade theories and trade policies
 Trade restriction and its instruments
 The roles of trade in fostering economic development
 Foreign trade and trade policies in India
 Rationale of the changes in policies since independence
 Key emerging issues
2. Foreign Direct investment
 Why do firms internationalize
 Reasons for international factor movement
 Brief review theories of FDI
 Potential benefits and costs of FDI for a host country
 The roles of FDI in economic development
 FDI inflows in India and the policy frame
 Characteristics of FDI in flows in India
3. International technology transfer
 Types of technology and knowledge transfer
 General channels for technology transfer and their influences on production
 Brief review approaches of international technology transfer
 International operation of national firms (transferability of comparative and
competitive advantage)
 Conditions of host and home countries for technology transfer
 Theoretical implication of international technology transfer
 Technology transfer in India
 Technology spillover & Intellectual property right protection in India
 Technology development in India
Suggested Readings
1. Appleyard, D.R., Field, J.R., Alfred, J., & Cobb, S.L., 2008. International Economics..
McGraw-Hill.
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2. Dunning, John H. & Lundan, S.M., 2008. Multinational Enterprises and the Global
Economy. Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar.
3. United Nations 2008. World Investment Report: Transnational Corporations and
infrastructure challenge 2008. United Nation.
4. Krugman, P. and Obstfeld. 2009. International Economics: Theory and Policy, Pearson.
Useful Websites:
1. WTO, http://www.wto.org
2. UNCTAD, http://www.unctad.org
3. The World Bank, http://www.worldbank.org
4. Alan Deardorff’s Glossary of International
personal.umich.edu/~alandear/glossary
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Economics
Terms,
http://www-
Elective Course - 2
Course Title: Enterprise Development through Value Chains Analysis
Coordinators: Dr M. Rais
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit:
2-0-2-4
Total Teaching Hour: 64 (lecture - 32 hours, lab - 32 hours)
Objective:
To train development professionals in order to increase the impact, scale and sustainability of
initiatives that help small enterprises (SEs) grow, create jobs and reduce poverty.
Value Chain Analysis enables us to understand competitive challenges and to identify vertical
coordination mechanisms. Value Chain Development aims to improve access to markets and
increase productive efficiency, ensuring that all actors including the resource-poor, benefit from
these value chains.
Topics & Subtopics:
1. Value Chains: Introduction
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Identify and scan sub sectors
Develop and apply selection criteria
Developing maps to visualise the analyses
Determine and measure dimensions of interest
2. Analysis of value Chains
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Define critical success factors for value chains and actors
Upgrade strategic options and combinations
Development models and accompanying roles of stakeholders
Guest speaker: practices from the field
3. Application of Value Chains
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Facilitate value chain development process
Financial instruments the financial institutions
Applying tools in your real life case
Applying tools in real life case
Presenting and discussing the results of the real life case
Planning next step in developing value chains
4. Value Chain Examples from Field
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Analysis of own value chain – which costs are related to every single activity
Analysis of customers value chains – how does our product fit into their value
chain
Identification of potential cost advantages in comparison with competitors
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Identification of potential value added for the customer – how can our product add
value to the customers value chain (e.g. lower costs or higher performance) –
where does the customer see such potential
Suggested Readings
1. Kaplinsky, Raphael and Morris, Mike (2000) A handbook for value chain research
(IDRC).
2. Schmitz, Hubert (2006). Value chain analysis for policy makers and practitioners.
3. Michael E. (1985) Competitive Advantage: Creating and sustaining superior
Performance.
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Elective Course - 3
Course Title: Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Research, Innovation and
Development
Coordinator: Sujit Bhattacharya
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit: 2-1-0-3
Total Teaching Hour: 50
Objective:
The students would be able to learn the nuances of various forms of Intellectual property and
their effectiveness in protecting various forms of creativity. They will be exposed to intellectual
property innovation and development nexus and conflicts of interest that emerge and how IPR
management can be undertaken effectively.
Topics and Subtopics:
1. Knowledge, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights: An Introduction
2. Evolution of IP Statutes – Origin and Internationalisation
3. Contemporary IP Statues: Unification of IP rights
4. IPR and New Technologies
5. IPR in India
6. Debates on IPR and Development
Suggested Readings
1. Smith, G and Parr, R.L (1989) Valuation of Intangible Assets. New York: John Wiley &
Sons Inc.
2. Cottier, Thomas and Mavroidis, C. Petros (2003). Intellectual Property: Trade,
Competition, and Sustainable Development. World Trade Forum, Volume 3. The
University of Michigan Press.
3. Berman, Bruce and Woods, D. James (2002). From Ideas to Assets- Investing Wisely in
Intellectual Property. Willy Intellectual Property Series. New York: John Wiley & Sons
Inc.
4. Background Discussion Papers and Occasional Papers by Quaker United Nations Office
Geneva.
5. Commission on Intellectaul Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPH):
Publications and Study Materails (http://www.who.int/intellectualproperty/en/)
6. Intellectual Propert Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation- a handbook of
best practices. (www.ipHandbook.org)
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Elective Course - 4
Title: Environmental History
Coordinator: Dr. Satpal Sangwan
Lecture-Tutorial-Practical-Credit:
1-2-0-3
Objectives
The dual course in environmental history will introduce students to the principles and methods of
interdisciplinary research for understanding the ever-evolving convergence of science, society and
environment. While the course will help students to understand and analyze changing human
use/abuse of natural resources on the one hand and also to examine the human understanding and
appreciation of the dynamics of natural systems. The main focus will be on the role of culture,
ethics, social demands, economy and technology on resource use patterns at different intervals of
human history.
Topics and Sub-Topics
1. Society and Environment in the Ancient World
2. Collapse of Civilizations : Environmental Causes
3. Colonialism, Capitalism and Environment
4. Global Warming: Myth or Reality
5. Environmental Movements
6. International Environmental Negotiations/Agreements.
The course will be a mixture of lectures, followed by guided reading, discussion and debate in the
seminar sessions. In the first year of the course, students will be taught the basic theoretical and
thematic subject issues. The method of delivery will be term papers, group discussion, seminar
presentation and dissertation.
Suggested Readings
1. Arnold, David and R. Guha eds., Nature, Culture and Imperialism: Essays on the
Environmental History of South Asia, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994.
2. Chew, Sing C., World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanisation, and
Deforestation 3000 B.C-A.D. 2000, California Altamira: Walnut Creek, 2001.
3. Crosby, Alfred W., Jr., Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 9001900, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
4. Diamond, Jared, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, Penguin Books, 2011
5. Fagan, Brian, The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization, London: Granta
Books, 2004.
6. Fleming, Thomas Rodger, Historical Perspectives on Climate Change, NY: Oxford
University Press, 1998.
7. Gadgil, Madhav and Ramchandra Guha eds., This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of
India, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992.
8. Gadgil, Madhav and Ramchandra Guha, Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of
Nature in Contemporary India, London: Routledge, 1995.
9. Grove, Richard, Vinita Damodaran and Satpal Sangwan eds., Nature and the Orient: The
Environmental History of South and Southeast Asia, eds., Delhi: Oxford University Press,
1998.
10. Hughes, J.D., Ecology in Ancient Civilizations, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico
Press, 1975.
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11. Hughes, D., Pan’s Travail: Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Roman,
Baltimore: John Hopkinns University Press, 1994.
12. Lamb, H., Climate: Present, Past and Future, 2 vols., London: Methuen, 1977.
13. Lawson, Nigel, An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming, Harper Collins,
2009.
14. Ponting, C., A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great
Civilizations, New York: Penguin Books, 1993.
15. Richards, J.F., The Unending Frontiers: An Environmental History of the Early Modern
World, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
16. Sen, Geeti, (ed.), Indigenous Vision: Peoples of India’s Attitudes to the Environment,
Delhi: Sage Publications, 1992.
17. Shiva, Vandana, Ecology and the Politics of Survival: Conflicts over Natural Resources in
India, Delhi: Sage Publications, 1991.
18. Weart, S.R. The Discovery of Global Warming: New Histories of Science, Technology and
Medicine, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2003.
19. Williams, M., Deforesting the Earth: From Pre-history to Global Crisis, Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Worster, Donald (ed.), The Ends of the Earth: Perspectives on Modern Environmental History,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
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Elective Course - 5
Course Title: Resource Planning & Policy
Coordinators: Tabassum Jamal, Kasturi Mandal, Subhan Khan, M. Rais
Lecture-Tutorial- Practical-Credit:
1-1-1-3
Total Teaching Hour: 40
Objective:
The course will have an inquiry driven approach to examine the formulation of resource planning
and policy based on theoretical exposition in the domain of macroeconomics particularly the
post Keynesian school in economics by addressing the core issues such as, the strength of
communities and nations is primarily determined by two aspects, viz.
 the availability of resources they have and,(ii) the capacity they have to utilize these in a
rational manner.
 Those communities and nations have been less developed which could not sufficiently
develop the capability to exploit their resources rationally and also those whose resources
are over exploited by others.
 For developing capabilities, making use of resources and evolving institutional framework
for enough utilization of their resources, importance of planning & policy making of
resources become much important.
Topics and Subtopics:
1. Historical Context of Resources Evaluation
2. Regional Development
3. Resources Utilization in Marginal Areas/stressed lands
4. Resources &Environment
5. Natural & Human Resources Interaction
6. Resources & Poverty Alleviation
7. Geospatial technology applications in resources assessment and planning
Suggested Readings
Websites
1. www.ask.com/Planning+Resources
2. ibrary.columbia.edu/indiv/avery/guides/urban_planning.print.html
3. www.ifc.org/ifcext/enviro.nsf/.../p.../ResettlementHandbook.PDF
4. store.bizmanualz.com/Human-Resources-Policies-and.../abr41m.htm
5. www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php
Books
1. Chatterji, Manas, Peter Niojkamp, T.R. Lakshmanan & C.R. Pathak.
Spatial,
Environmental and Resource Policy in the Developing Countries, published by Gower
2. Handbook for Preparing a Resettlement Action Plan
3. The Policy Process - ODI Working Papers 118 - Working paper
4. Basic Description of Strategic Planning (including key terms to know)
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Foundations of Real-Time Computing: Scheduling and Resource Management
Resource Management In Real-Time Systems And Networks
Water Resource Policy
Locked Horns: Conflicts and their Resolution in Community Based Natural Resource
Management
9. Mineral Resources and Policy in India
10. Forest Resource Policy
11. Human Resource Policy: Concepts, Processes And Applications
12. Renewable Resource Policy: The Legal-Institutional Foundations
13. Environmental and Resource Policy for Consumer Durables
14. Distributional Conflicts in Environmental-Resource Policy
15. Regional Perspectives on Resource Policy: Implementing.
16. Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource.
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URDIP
Ph.D. students will be admitted into Ph.D. (Science) at the moment. The academic credit
requirement of the students (total of 20 credits) is made up of three components as explained
below.
1. Common Core Credits (8 credits)
Every PhD student, irrespective of his/her background and the programme of study, has to fulfill
the following requirements
(a) MIS( URDIP)-401:0-1-6-4: Project proposal writing
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by selecting topics
of high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review, methodologies,
recommendations etc. (2 credits each)
Activity Coordinator: PhD Guide
(b) MIS(URDIP)-402:0-0-8-4: CSIR-800 Societal Programme
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line with CSIR-800
programme which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million Indians by way of S & T
inventions.
Alternatively students admitted at URDIP will be permitted to undertake one of following
activities:
(i) Create a database of patents which have come into public domain (Expired Patents, Nonjurisdiction Patents, Patents not granted, abandoned applications and Invalid Patents). This
database then can be used to Support CSIR-800 programme to solve societal problems
quickly. Similar database can also be used to support MSME sector as most of them use old
techniques of production and outdated machinery and equipment.
The priority will be the areas already identified and referred by the Coordinator of CSIR-800
programme or the laboratories involved in CSIR-800 programme. Based on the identified
areas and needs, student will build a problem/subject specific database and share it with
scientists/technologists working on the particular project.
Alternatively, problem will be chosen from one of the clusters identified under the CSIR
Industrial Innovation Cluster programme.
(ii) An opportunity assessment study or a techno-economic survey based on a rural resource
or for a product or a service that will benefit rural economy.
Students will choose the topics in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC).
Activity Coordinator: Mr.P.M.Malwadkar
2. Programme Core (6 credits)
(a) MIS(URDIP)- 101:1-1-0-2: Research Methodology *
Course description: Introduction, Research terminology and scientific methods, different
types and styles of research, role of serendipity, creativity and innovation, Scientific and
critical reasoning skills, art of reading and understanding scientific papers, literature survey.
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Measurements in research - primary and secondary data. Quantitative methods and data
analysis, Qualitative analysis, Communicating research results. Designing and implementing a
research project. Ethics in research, Plagiarism, Case studies. Laboratory safety issues – lab,
workshop, electrical, health & fire safety, safe disposal of hazardous materials.
Role & importance of communication, Effective oral and written communication. Technical
report writing, Technical/R&D proposals, Research paper writing, Dissertation/Thesis
writing, Letter writing and official correspondence. Oral communication in meetings,
seminars, group discussions; Use of modern aids; Making technical presentations.
Course Coordinator: Dr P Goswami
*This course will be the one already designed by CMMACS and designated as
MIS(CMMACS)-101 or the one to be designed by NISTADS and named as Research
Methodology-II ( Qualitative and Critical Studies).
(b) MIS(URDIP)- 301:0-2-4-4: Advanced Self Study
Aims to train the student on learning, on one's own, topics that are not formally taught in a
course. This would involve primarily three components - collection of relevant literature on a
chosen topic, organization of relevant material into a written report based on candidate's own
critical understanding and finally presentation of the findings in front of wide audience in the
form of a seminar. Thus communication skills are also expected to be honed up (4 credits)
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
In lieu of Advanced Self Study, students will be free to choose from any of the core courses
offered by any of the laboratory in the MIS cluster/ under MIS faculty in consultation with
Doctoral Advisory Committee.
3. Programme Electives (6 credits)
Any of the following courses may be chosen appropriately to fulfill the total credit requirements.
S. No.
Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C2
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MIS(URDIP)-381
IP Management
2-1-0-4
2
MIS(URDIP)-382
R&D Management
2-1-0-4
3
MIS( URDIP)-383
Technology Management
2-1-0-4
4
MIS(URDIP)-384
Patinformatics
1-0-2-2
5
MIS(URDIP)-385
Cheminformatics
2-0-2-3
6
MIS(URDIP)-386
Bioinformatics
2-0-2-3
In addition to above, students will be free to choose from any of the core and optional courses
offered by any of the laboratories under AcSIR relevant to topic of their thesis in consultation
with Doctoral Advisory Committee.
2
Lecture-Tutorial-Practice-Credits
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DETAILS OF ELECTIVE COURSES
1. MIS(URDIP)-381: 2-1-0-3: IP Management
Historical overview of IP systems
The patent power - What is a patent – Types of patents – Why patent ? – How does the patent
system work? Types of applications –Common myths about patents (duration, ownership,
freedom to practice, secrecy, global patent, geographical boundaries) – Infringement – Damage
awards - Industry structure and importance of patent – Leveraging patents as financial assets –
Perils of ignoring patents – IP savvy organizations
Requirement of a patent – Criteria for patenting – subject matter, novelty, non obviousness, utility
– Enablement, Best mode, Definiteness- Unity of inventions- Inventorship - Statutes –
Interpretation – Infringement-Case studies
Abstract – Specification – Written description – Claims – Independent and dependent claims –
Swiss claims – Length of a document – Claim drafting with file estoppel in mind – Capturing
invention
Should a patent be filed ? – Where to file – Criteria – When to file? - Timing and filing – Foreign
filings – The PCT route – Drafting the application – USPTO procedures – Manipulating patent
filing and prosecution process – Maintaining secrecy for longer - Fighting competition –
Importance of record keeping.
Goals of patent strategy – types of strategies – Shield and sword patents – Protecting markets,
Company and future – Protecting single invention – Multiple inventions – Bracketing, clustering
and fencing - Strategy for existing products – Patent investment strategies for commercializing
technology - Aligning patent strategy with business strategy – Business driven patenting strategy
extending the life of invention – Transferring IP assets to business assets – Invention, product and
market considerations – Market economies and technology density considerations – Organizing
patent portfolio – Enhancing patent quality – Patent cost management – Benchmarking patent
strategy against competition – Patent strategy for long term growth – Patent strategy for building
corporate assets and exploiting the same – Case studies
Conventional flow path for product development – Gaps analysis for R&D planning – New model
– From pure research to commercial development – Market pull vs research push
Role of IP in M&A decisions –– IP due diligence for M&A – Negotiating value – Case studies
Approaches to exploiting IP –When licensing is the preferred option – Rationale for licensing –
Objectives of licensing – Carrot and stick licensing, - Licensing decision – factors governing
licensing and financial compensation – Approaches to IP valuations – Sharing profits – Cost
based valuations – Market based valuations- Industry standards -Researching the markets and
targets – Scope of licensing – Exclusive/ non exclusive, territories, duration, non competitive
clauses – sublicensing – improvements – cross licensing, - Preparing for negotiations – Steps and
processes for negotiation – Responsibilities of the licensor and licensee – Draft agreements –
Typical drafts – Licensing as a business strategy in chemical industry – Licensing practices at
leading companies - Trends in IP and licensing management – Case studies
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Levels of IP exploitation in organization – moving up the value chain - organization – From filing
to transacting – Transformation at Xerox, Dow Chemicals, P&G
(Course Coordinator-Dr.M.G.Kulkarni)
Suggested reading
1. Rivette,K.G. - Rembrandts in the attic: unlocking the hidden value of Patents –-Boston: Harvard
Business School Press, 2000
2. Knight,H.J. - Patent strategy: for researchers and research managers -Chichester: John Wiley and Sons,
2001
3. Goldstein,A.N._Ed. - Patent law for scientists and engineers - Boca Raton: Tayolr and Francis, 2005
4. Junghans, C. - Intellectual property management: a guide for scientists, engineers, financers and
managers - Weinheim: Wiley Vch, 2006
5. Miller, C.P. - Chemist's companion guide to patent law - Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2010
6. Alexander I. Poltorak, Paul J. Lerner - Essentials of Intellectual Property - John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002 - ISBN: 9780471209423
7. Prabuddha Ganguli - Gearing up for patents: The Indian scenario - Universities Press (India) Limited 1998 - ISBN: 8173711054
8. Claas Junghans, Adam Levy - Intellectual property management: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers,
Financiers and Managers - Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2006 - ISBN: 9783527312863
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2. MIS(URDIP)-382: 2-1-0-3: R&D Management
Conceptual framework of R&D management – Origins of industrial R&D – The industrial R&D
process - Changing role of R&D in industry - Role of R&D in technological innovation Implications for R&D strategy – Formulating R&D strategy – Evolution of corporate R&D –
Centralized vs decentralized R&D – Organizational structure for R&D - Input and output
oriented structures – Critical activities of R&D function - Role of leadership - Components of
R&D organization – Make vs buy decision - R&D project management - R&D project portfolio Resource allocation for R&D – Managing value and risk in R&D portfolio Aligning R&D
portfolio with business strategy - Planning directed basic research - Globalization of R&DImplications for corporate R&D - Coordinating multi locational R&D Location strategies –
Global R&D centres in India - From first to fourth generation R&D - Project selection and
evaluation - Evaluation of R&D performance – R&D performance metrics – R&D performance
effectiveness and impact - Decision support systems for R&D project management –
Terminating R&D projects - Post project evaluation and learning - Trends in R&D management
– Open Innovation- Working with national innovation systems – Directed basic research with
universities - Managing R&D collaborations – Issues in value based R&D Case studies in R&D
management - 3M, DuPont, GE, P&G , Merck.
(Course Coordinators: Dr.M.G.Kulkarni/Dr.R.R.Hirwani)
Suggested reading
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Saunders, J.H. - Careers in industrial research and development - 1974
White,P.A.F. - Effective management of research and development , 1975
Rawat, A. - Management of corporate R & D and innovation - Global Business Press, Delhi 1995
4
Bamfield,P. - Research and development management in the chemical industry –
Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh, Weinheim, 1996
5
Cohan,P.S. - Technology leaders: how america's most profitable high tech companies innovate
their way to success - Jossey Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1997
6
Chiesa,V. - R and D strategy and organization: managing technical change in dynamic contexts London: Imperial College Press, 2001
7
Martin, M.J.C. - Managing innovation and entreneurship in technology based firms Wiley Interscience, New Yotk, 1994
8
Miller, W.L. - Fourth generation R and D: managing knowledge, technology and innovation John Wiley And Sons Inc, New York, 1999
9
Reddy,P. - Globalization of corporate R & D: implications for innovation systems in host countries
- Routledge, London, 2000
10
Harvard Business School - Harvard business review on managing projects - Harvard Business
School Press, Boston, 2005
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3. MIS(URDIP)-383: 2-1-0-3: Technology Management
Concept and framework of technology management - Strategic role and scope of technology
management – Technology life cycles and flow processes- S curves in technological progress –
Technology push vs market pull – Product life cycles – Technology diffusion
The technology environment – Industry structure – Organizational structure – resources –
Competitive advantage at firm and national level
Product, technology and business strategy – Aligning strategies
The positioning approach – Resource based approach – Rationalist and incrementalist approach
Technology selection –Timing – Acquisition or development – Make vs buy decision – Types of
technology strategies
Models of technology growth and diffusion – Forecasting techniques and tools – Managing
forecasting process – case studies from industries – Technology monitoring – Trend analysis
techniques and tools – Simulation and scenario building – Economic forecasting and analysis –
Forecasting directions and changes – Forecasting technological discontinuities and change
Mapping technological environment – competitor activities –assessing technological positions Technology analysis – Technology base of the firm - Technology planning and business strategy - The planning process – Case studies from chemical industries
Profit sharing – Cost basis – Market basis – Economic assessment- DCF analysis to estimate
present value
Modalities of acquisition – Joint ventures – outsourcing - Licensing – Discipline of acquisition –
Role of management – Factors influencing managerial decision – selecting partners – Case studies
The licensing decision – Licensing strategies – Due diligence prior to licensing - Licensing
agreements – Negotiating and drafting – Model agreement- Post licensing activities - Licensing
from universities – case studies
Technology transfer, Technology management case studies, Developing technology managers.
(Course Coordinator-Dr.R.R.Hirwani)
Suggested reading
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Gaynor,G.H._Ed. - Handbook of technology management - Mc-Graw Hill, New York,
1996
Betz, F - Strategic technology management - Mcgraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1993
Boer, F.P. - Valuation of technology: business and financial issues in R and D John Wiley and Sons, New York , 1999
Megantz,R.C. - Technology management: developing and implementing effective licensing
programs - John Wiley and Sons, New York , 2002
Khalil,T.M. - Management of technology - Mc Graw Hill Book Co, Singapore, 2000
Narayanan,V.K. - Managing technology and innovation for competitive advantage Pearson Education Inc., Delhi, 2001
Szakonyi, R._Ed - Technology management, Auerbach - 1999
Porter, A.L. - Forecasting and management of technology - Wiley Interscience, New York, 1991
Martin, M.J.C - Managing innovation and entreneurship in technology based firms - Wiley
Interscience, New York, 1994
Phaal, R., - T plan: the fast start to technology road mapping planning your route to success Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 2001
4. MIS(URDIP)-384: 1-0-2-2: Patinformatics
Introduction to IPR, Understanding Patents and Patent Legislation – Requirements of
Patentability, Patent Treaties,
Reading a patent -– Anatomy of a patent and implications - Dissecting the parts – Independent
and dependent claims – Claim interpretation – Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of a patent –
The file history and implications
Introduction to Patinformatics – Patent Families, Patent Citations- Relationships and Trend
Analysis- Patent Intelligence – Patent Searching-Types of searches- Patentability – Validity –
Infringement – Clearance (FTO)- State of the art – Landscape search –Search methodologies –
Key word searches-Patent classification systems, Introduction to patent databases (Free and Paid),
Searching on various patent databases, Patent analysis and mapping, Patent analysis and mapping
tools, Patent information for strategic planning and technology management, Patent indicators and
patent statistics for policy making, Planning R&D investments and measuring R&D performance
Hands-on – Patent searching, Patent search and analysis reports for various end uses.
(Course Coordinator- Ms. Rashmi Phadnis)
Suggested reading
1. Adams , Stephen R. - Information Sources in Patents - K G Saur Verlag, 2005,
ISBN: 9783598244438
2. Hunt,, David; Nguyen, Long; Rodgers, Matthew - Patent Searching: Tools
& Techniques - John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007
3. Hitchcock, David - Patent Searching Made Easy : How to Do Patent Searches on the
Internet & in the Library - Nolo, 2009, ISBN: 9781413310368
4. Gibbs, Andy; DeMatteis, Bob. - Essentials of Patents - John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003,
ISBN: 9780471250500
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5. MIS(URDIP)-385: 2-0-2-3: Cheminformatics
Introduction to cheminformatics: aims, scope- Role of Cheminformatics in
pharmaceutical/chemical research- Representation and manipulation of 1D, 2D and 3D
molecular structures.-Molecular file formats (SMILES, WLN, SDF, MOL), Molecular patternsSMARTS, SMIRKS- Molecular descriptors - Calculation of descriptors reflecting physical and
chemical properties of the molecules, including fingerprints and methods used for evaluation of
molecular similarity and for selection of structurally diverse and representative subsets
Properties - Calculation of physico-chemical properties such as solubility and partition
coefficients, pharmacological properties such as absorption and distribution, and global
properties such as oral bioavailability and "drug-likeness" data analysis- Molecular similarity and
molecular diversity analysis. Similarity index- Molecular Database Screening: (Lipinski Rule:
Drug/Lead like molecules) Clustering and Statistical analysis for Molecular Informatics (PLS,
PCA, PCR, kNN, ANN, Correlation and regression analysis)- Modeling of small molecules
using molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics methods. Quantitative structure activity
relationship (QSAR), Quantitative structural property relationship (QSPARs), Quantitative
structural Toxicity Relationship (QSTR), Pharmacophore modeling- In silico virtual screeningDocking studies.
(Course Coordinator- Mr.R.C.Dash)
Suggested reading
1.
Leach, Andrew R.; Gillet , Valerie J. - An introduction to Chemoinformatics - Kluwer
2.
Academic Press, 2003. ISBN: 1402013477
Bunin B.A. et al. - Chemoinformatics: Theory, Practice, & Products - Spingerlink, 2007.
ISBN 978-1-4020-5000-8
3.
Gasteiger, Johann; Thomas, Engel - Chemoinformatics: A Textbook - Wiley- VCH, 2003.
ISBN: 3527306811.
4.
Oprea, Tudor I. - Chemoinformatics in drug discovery - Wiley-VCH, 2005
5.
Ekins, Sean, ed. - Computer Applications in Pharmaceutical Research and Development Wiley, New Jersey, 2006
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6. MIS(URDIP)-386: 2-0-2-3: Bioinformatics
What is bioinformatics, Basic concepts, Sequence, structure and function, Bioinformatics
databases, Type of databases, Secondary nucleotide sequence databases, Sequence motif
databases, Protein structure databases, Other relevant databases such as KEGG, DockGround,
Sequence alignment and database searching, scoring matrix, Dynamic programming, Heuristic
methods, Statistics of sequence alignment score, Multiple sequence alignment, Hidden Markov
Models
Protein structure alignments, structure superposition, RMSD, Different structure alignment
algorithms, Protein secondary structure predictions, Protein tertiary structure modelling, Protein
folding and dynamic simulation, Comparative modelling, Threading, Combined modeling
approaches, Protein quaternary structure modelling.
Rapid development programming languages (Python, Perl), relational databases (SQL), Java,
exploratory data analysis in R.
Techniques for designing efficient algorithms and basic mathematical methods for analyzing
their performance. Paradigms for algorithm design: divide-and-conquer, greedy methods, graph
search techniques, dynamic programming. Protein-protein docking algorithms, Semi-flexible
docking: Side-chain refinement, Protein-ligand docking algorithms, Multiple-threading
algorithms.
(Course Coordinator: Mr. Nishad Deshpande)
Suggested reading
1.
Mount, David. Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis. CSL Press (2004)
87969-687-7
ISBN:0-
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Husmeier,, Dirk et al - Probabilistic Modelling in Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics Springer, 2004. ISBN: 1-85233-778-8
3.
Rigden , Daniel - From Protein Structure to Function with Bioinformatics, Springer 2009.
ISBN 978-90-481-8058-5
4.
Jenny Gu, Philip E. Bourne. Structural Bioinformatics. Wiley (2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0-470-18105-8
5.
Model , Mitchell L. - Bioinformatics Programming Using Python Practical Programming for
Biological Data. O'Reilly Media (2009) ISBN-978-0-596-15450-9
6.
Tisdall, James D.- Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics An Introduction to Perl for Biologists
O'Reilly Media, 2001 ISBN-978-0-596-00080-6
7.
Bal , Harshawardhan; Hujol, Johnny. - Java for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0-387-37237-8
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List of Coordinators/Nodal Officers
S No
1
2
Laboratory
C-MMACS
NAL
Nodal Officer
Dr I A Parvez
Dr V Mudkavi
E mail
[email protected]
[email protected]
3
NISCAIR
[email protected]
4
NISTADS
5
URDIP
Dr. Tarakanta
Jana
Parthasarathi
Banerjee
Dr Raj Hirwani
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Telephone
080-25051357
080-25220952,
25051617
[email protected]
[email protected]
020-25383558
Annexure III-E
Course Content of
Physical Sciences
Special Meeting of Senate 08.06.2012
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AcSIR-Physical Science
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CSIR-CEERI
CSIR-CMMACS
CSIR-CSIO
CSIR-IMMT
CSIR-NCL
CSIR-NEERI
CSIR-NGRI
CSIR-NIO
CSIR-NPL
Ph.D courses in Physical Sciences
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For Ph.D (Sciences) a minimum of 20 Credits through course work have to be
completed from the following courses (being offered at particular
laboratories), out of which a few are mandatory. The courses have to be
selected on the recommendations of the doctoral advisory committee (DAC) of
the Ph.D. student.
Mandatory Courses:
Course Code
1.
2.
2.
3.
1-001
3-001
4-001
4-002
Course Name
Research Methodology
Advanced Self Study
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
Project Proposal writing (I & II)
Credits
2
4
4
4
4-001
Six of eight weeks have to be dedicated on a project concerned with
societal/rural issues under the CSIR-800 Programs (4 Credits). This course
will need to be completed during the residency period after the PhD
comprehensive examination and before submission of their PhD thesis
4-002
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive by selecting
topics of high relevance and novelty and will have state-of-the-art review,
methodologies, recommendations, etc. (2 Credits each).
Depending on the academic background of the candidate, proposed area of
research, category of PhD programme, and recommendation of the doctoral
advisory committee, each PhD candidate will need to complete an appropriate
mix of 1-xxx (2-4 credits), 2-xxx (6-8 credits), and 3-xxx (2-4 credits) level
courses that meet or exceeds the minimum number of credits requirements.
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1. CSIR-CEERI (Central Electronics Engineering Research
Institute, Pilani)
C. No.
PHY(CEERI) :1-001
Course Name
L-T-P-C
Research Methodology
1-1-0-2
PHY(CEERI) : 1-136 Technical Communication
2-0-0-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-136
Project Management
2-0-0-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-141
Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices
4-0-0-4
PHY(CEERI) :2-142
Unit Processes in Semiconductor Technologies
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :2-143
CMOS Digital VLSI Design
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :2-144
Characterization Techniques for Semiconductor
Materials, Technologies and Devices
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :2-145
Semiconductor Processing Technologies
Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-146
CMOS-based Physical Design Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-147
Semiconductors Related Characterization and
Measurement Techniques Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-148
HDL-based Digital Design Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-151
Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines
4-0-0-4
PHY(CEERI) :2-152
Microwave Communication
2-0-0-2
PHY(CEERI) :2-153
Numerical Techniques and CAD of Microwave
Tubes
4-0-0-4
PHY(CEERI) :2-154
Microwave and Millimeter-wave Tube
Technologies
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :2-155
Microwave Components Characterization and
Tube Processing Techniques Laboratory
0-0-6-3
PHY(CEERI) :2-156
Microwave Devices Characterization and Tube
Sub-assembly Fabrication Laboratory
0-0-6-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-001
Advanced Self-Study (Special Topic)
0-2-4-4
PHY(CEERI) : 3-141 MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-142
Physics and Design of MEMS and Microsensors
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-143
Nanoelectronic Devices and Technologies
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-144
Advanced VLSI Technologies and Devices
3-0-0-3
Course Name
L-T-P-C
PHY(CEERI) :3-145
CMOS Analog Design
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-146
Advanced VLSI System Architectures
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-147
Optoelectronic Materials, Devices and
Technologies
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-148
Photonic Materials, Devices and Technologies
3-0-0-3
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PHY(CEERI) :3-151
MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging
Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-152
Design of MEMS and Microsensors Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-153
Nanoelectronic Technologies Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-154
Study and Seminar on Advanced VLSI
Technologies
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-155
CMOS Analog Design Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-157
Optoelectronic Devices and Technologies
Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-158
Photonic Devices and Technologies Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-161
Slow-wave Devices : Principles and Design
4-0-0-4
PHY(CEERI) :3-162
Fast-wave Devices : Principles and Design
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :2-163
CAD of Microwave Tubes Laboratory
0-0-4-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-164
High Power Microwave Devices, Systems and
Applications
3-0-0-3
PHY(CEERI) :3-165
Electron Emitters and Surface Characterization
2-0-0-2
PHY(CEERI) : 3-166 Plasma-filled Microwave Sources
2-0-0-2
PHY(CEERI) :3-167
2-0-0-2
Vacuum Microelectronic Devices
PHY(CEERI) : 4-001 CSIR-800 Societal Programme
0-0-8-4
PHY(CEERI) :4-002
0-1-6-4
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Project Proposal Writing (I & II)
Brief Description of Physical Science Courses at CSIR-CEERI
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY(CEERI) : 1-001 : Research Methodology : 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Introduction, terminology, and scientific methods; Types of research; Research
process and steps; Identifying a research problem; Literature survey, appreciation of
existing literature, identification of knowledge gaps; Conception of novel approach to
solve the problem; Role of theory, modeling, and simulation; Design of experiments,
testing and characterization strategies; Quantitative methods and data analysis;
Qualitative analysis; Communicating research results; Thesis writing and oral
presentation; Ethics in research.
PHY(CEERI) : 1-136 : Technical Communication : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Role and importance of technical communication; Effective written and oral
communication; Ethical issues; Technical report writing; Technical / R&D proposals;
Research paper writing; Letter writing and official correspondence; Emails; Oral
communication in meetings and group discussions; Oral presentations; Use of
modern aids.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-136 : Project Management : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Introduction; Project formulation, evaluation and initiation; Project planning and
scheduling; Risk management; Project execution and implementation; Project
monitoring and control; Project closure; Project documentation; Leadership and
teamwork issues; Complex projects; Advances and trends.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-141 : Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinators : J. Akhtar and S. C. Bose
Semiconductors; Inorganic and organic, single crystalline, polycrystalline, porous,
amorphous crystal structures, and material properties; Si, GaAs, GaN, SiC; Energy
band diagrams; Dielectric constant, permeability, permittivity, sheet resistance,
resistivity, mobility, thermal conductivity and heat dissipation; Piezo-resistive and
piezo-electric effects; Defects, dislocations and micro-plasma, phonon dynamics,
ion-solid interactions; Electron transport in semiconductors, minority carrier life time,
avalanche breakdown phenomena, Hall effect; Theory of p-n junction, Schottky
barrier, MOSFETs and MESFETs, IMPATTs and BARRITTs; Hetro-structures,
strained semiconductors; Photovoltaics and solar cell; Solid state sensors and
transducers; MOS analysis.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-142 : Unit Processes in Semiconductor Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna
Crystal growth techniques, wafer preparation and shaping, chemical cleaning,
thermal oxidation, photo-lithography, chemical etching (wet and dry), chemical vapor
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deposition techniques, thermal diffusion, ion implantation, metalization, chemical
mechanical polishing, rapid thermal processing.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-143 : CMOS Digital VLSI Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : A. Karmakar
Introduction to MOSFET from designer's viewpoint; MOS inverter : static and
switching characteristics; MOS capacitor; Layers in VLSI design; Design rules and
technology interface; Stick diagrams and Layout design; Propagation delay, Fan-out
consideration; CMOS Latch-up; Scaling; Combinational MOS logic circuits : passtransistors/transmission gates, primitive logic gates, complex logic gates; Sequential
MOS logic circuits : latches and flip-flops; Dynamic logic circuits; Clocking issues;
CMOS subsystem design.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-144 : Characterization Techniques for Semiconductor
Materials, Technology and Devices : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : K. J. Rangra and G. Eranna
Resistivity, Contact resistance, barrier height, carrier and doping concentration,
mobility
and carrier life time measurement techniques; Test structures for
technology characterization; Analysis of surfaces, interfaces, thin films and devices;
E-beam based techniques, Scanning Electron Microscopy and allied techniques;
Material analysis techniques;
Scanning probe Techniques; Ion-beam based
techniques; Interferometry based techniques for materials and device
characterization; Optical characterization.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-145 : Semiconductor Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Wafer preparation and shaping;
Chemical cleaning; Thermal oxidation, photo-lithography; Wet chemical etching; Dry
etching; Chemical vapor deposition; Thermal diffusion; Ion implantation; Metalization.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-146 : CMOS-based Physical Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : A. Karmakar
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; SPICE simulation; Schematic editor,
Layout editor, DRC, LVS; Transfer and output characteristics NMOS transistor,
parameter variations; CMOS inverter design, inverter threshold, noise margin,
propagation delay; Layout of CMOS inverter, n-well design rules, LVS, static and
transient characteristics, DRC; 2-input NAND/NOR gate; D latch and flip-flop; Postextract simulation.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-147 : Semiconductors Related
Measurement Techniques Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : K. J. Rangra and G. Eranna
Characterization
and
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; IV and CV Measurements;
Resistivity, thickness, thin-film surface and bulk defects; grain size measurement;
AFM/STM surface analysis; Stress and deformation measurements; Measurement of
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sheet resistance, junction depth, carrier mobility, doping profile estimation, minority
carrier life-time measurement; Model parameter extraction experiments.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-148 : HDL-based Digital Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : A. S. Mandal
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Introduction to HDLs; Simulation of
behavioral, Architecture/RTL, data-flow and structural HDL code; Sub-system design
using HDL : various adder architectures, BCD arithmetic, various counters, trafficlight controller, etc.; Mini-project. (SystemC, VHDL and/or SystemVerilog will be
used as the HDL for the laboratory.)
PHY(CEERI) : 2-151 : Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinator : A. K. Sinha
Maxwell’s equations; Wave equations and their solutions; Boundary Conditions and
their applications; Electromagnetic energy and power flow; Poynting theorem.
Transmission lines; Wave-guide and coaxial components. Scattering matrix
representation; Propagation of electromagnetic waves through homogeneous, inhomogeneous, and anisotropic media. Surface resistance and RF resistance.
Ferrite devices. Waveguides and resonators. Characteristic and interaction
impedances. Quality factors (loss and diffractive). Impedance Matching.
Measurement of “Q”, power, noise figure, S-parameters, dielectric constant and loss
tangent, dispersion and impedance characteristics, and loss parameters.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-152 : Microwave Communication : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : V. V. P. Singh
Ground/surface wave, space-wave, and sky-wave modes of communication; Troposphereic Communication; Line of sight communication and system performance;
Active and passive repeaters and their design; Analog and digital communication;
Mobile communication; Satellite communication system; Earth station design criteria
and direct reception system; Satellite transponders and their design criteria;
PhPHY(CEERI)-noise, intra-pulse and inter-pulse noises and their significance.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-153 : Numerical Techniques and CAD of Microwave Tubes : 40-0-4
Course Coordinator : V. Srivastava
Numerical solution of linear and non-linear differential equations of higher orders;
Analytical and numerical techniques to the solution of electromagnetic field
problems; Numerical techniques for the electrical, thermal, and structural design of
slow-wave and fast-wave microwave tubes; Spent beam analysis for efficiency
enhancement; Special focusing techniques for multi-beam electron guns; PIC
simulation techniques; Finite difference and finite element techniques; Method of
moments applied to microwave devices.
Final Draft
PHY(CEERI): 2-154: Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Tube Technology : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : R. S. Raju
Fundamentals of vacuum technology. Vacuum generation and measurement, and
leak detection. Ultra-high vacuum techniques. Surface physics and analysis in
relation to electron Emitters. Electron-tube grade materials and their characteristics.
Chemical processing. Heat treatment and special techniques: brazing, sintering,
sputtering, TIG/electron beam/laser welding, glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal
sealing, loss coating, and helix fitting. Vacuum processing of integrated devices.
Design of tools, jigs, and fixtures. Engineering / mechanical design of components.
Special machining techniques.
PHY(CEERI): 2-155: Microwave Components Characterization and Tube
Processing Techniques Laboratory: 0-0-6-3
Course Coordinator: O. S. Lamba
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Scattering parameters;
Measurement of impedance and characterization of cavities; Dispersion and
impedance characterization of RF structures; RF loss measurements; UHV
techniques; Heat treatment in protective atmosphere; Ceramic-to-metal sealing
techniques; Chemical processing of components.
PHY(CEERI) : 2-156 : Microwave Devices Characterization and Tube Subassembly Fabrication Laboratory : 0-0-6-3
Course Coordinator: L. M. Joshi
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Device characterization using
spectrum analyzer, scalar/vector analyzer; Break-down tests; X-ray radiography;
Cathode characterization using Auger and Thermal emission microscope; Hot RF
characterization of devices; Metal-to-metal brazing techniques; Leak detection;
TIG/laser welding; Vacuum processing of devices; Cathode fabrication.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-001 : Advanced Self-study (Special Topic) : 0-2-4-4
Course Coordinator: Senior Scientists
This will involve readings from published literature or books about new frontiers on a
specific topic related to the field of electronics under guidance of senior scientist(s).
A report needs to be submitted and a seminar on the special topic needs to be
presented.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-141 : MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: B. D. Pant and P. K. Khanna
Review of Silicon crystal and unit processes; Processing steps for MEMS device
fabrication; photo-lithography and backside mask alignment; Surface and bulk micromachining techniques; Deep reactive ion etching; LIGA process; Wafer-level bonding
and packaging techniques; LTCC technology, materials, LTCC process steps,
bonding and packaging; Testing and characterization of technology; Reliability and
residual stress issues.
Final Draft
PHY(CEERI) : 3-142 : Physics and Design of MEMS and Microsensors : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : Ram Gopal and K. J. Rangra
Overview of Microsensors; Mechanical properties of materials and essentials of
structural mechanics; Electro-mechanical, magneto-mechanical and piezo-based
sensing; Structural elements for MEMS and microsensors (Beams, plates,
cantilevers, bridges and diaphragms); Electrostatic sensing and actuation (parallel
plate and torsional structures, time domain analysis); Micro-fluidics; Scaling laws and
miniaturization; Micro-system design principles; MEMS simulation and design Tools;
RF MEMS; Reliability issues in microsensors; Examples and applications of MEMS
microsensors.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-143 : Nanoelectronic Devices and Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : Anil Kumar
Low-dimensional structures (Quantum well, quantum wire, quantum dot, quantum
confinement); Confinement energy level, band-gap enhancement, absorptionemission spectra, blue shift, luminescence; Nanoelectronic Devices (Single electron
box, Coulomb blockade, single electron transistor, pump, turnstile, trap, memory);
Simulation, Modeling of single electron devices and applications; Technology for
fabrication of nanostructures and nanoelectronic devices; Next generation
lithography techniques; Characterization of nanoscale materials and nanodevices.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-144 : Advanced VLSI Technologies and Devices : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna and W. R. Taube
Overview of VLSI technology; Effect of scaling on MOS devices and
interconnections; Hot electron degradations and drain engineering structures;
Process and material requirements for VLSI devices; Advanced thin-film deposition
and VLSI process techniques; High-k dielectric and low-k dielectric materials;
Process integration of high-k metal gate for nanoscale CMOS technology; Device
characterization, failure diagnosis and reliability measurements; Carrier transport
mechanisms, velocity saturation, ballistic transport; Nanoscale MOSFET, FinFET
and Multi-gate FET; Emerging materials and future devices.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-145 : CMOS Analog Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : S. C. Bose
Basic concepts of transistors and diodes, their modeling, large-signal and small
signal analysis, CMOS technology, clock feed-through; Reference sources : bias
circuits, band-gap reference circuit, cascode current mirror; Single-stage amplifier,
common source amplifier, drain and gate amplifier, differential amplifier; Operational
amplifier; Comparators; Switched-capacitor circuits; Introduction to data converters;
Issues of analog layout and device noise.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-146 : Advanced VLSI System Architectures : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : A. S. Mandal
Introduction and review of basic computer architectures, CISC and RISC processors;
Pipelining, hazards, exception handling, optimization techniques, synchronous and
Final Draft
asynchronous pipelining; Memory organization, caches, virtual memory, memory
management; Arithmetic circuits, algorithms and architectures for high-radix adders,
multipliers, sine-cosine and exponential computation; Instruction-level parallelism,
super-scalar, super-pipelined and VLIW architectures, array and vector processors;
Multiprocessor architectures and parallel architectures, synchronization, memory
consistency; DSP architectures; Performance improvement techniques; ASIP; Lowpower architectures; Fault-tolerant architectures; Case-study on Algorithm-toArchitecture; Future trends.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-147: Optoelectronic Materials, Devices and Technologies : 3-00-3
Course Coordinator : C. Dhanvantri
Optoelectronic Materials; Growth of Epitaxial materials; Characterization of Epitaxial
Materials; Optoelectronic Devices (Light Emitting Diodes, Semiconductor Lasers,
UV, Visible and IR Photo-detectors and Receivers, Solar Cells); Compound
semiconductors and advanced electronic devices; Compound Semiconductor
Technologies; Packaging of compound semiconductor components; Applications
and trends.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-148 : Photonic Materials, Devices and Technologies : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : S. Pal
Introduction to Photonics; Basic photonic components and their technologies;
Propagation of Electromagnetic waves; Optical waveguides and optical fibers;
Principle of optical fiber communications, Transmission capacity, Dispersion and
losses in optical fiber; Coupled mode theory in guided wave systems; Materials and
fabrication technologies; Types of waveguides; Basic photonics devices and
components; Optical sensors and sensing techniques; Optical MEMS; Fiber gratings
and waveguide gratings; Photonic crystal based waveguides and devices; Packaging
of photonic devices; Applications of photonic devices; Recent trends.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-151 : MEMS Technology, LTCC and Packaging Laboratory : 00-4-2
Course Coordinator : B. D. Pant and P. K. Khanna
Laboratory practices and safety considerations;; Wafer cleaning; Lithography : front
and backside alignment; Bulk micro-machining; DRIE process; LPCVD; Metalization;
Wafer bonding; Surface planarization; Wafer dicing; LTCC process; Packaging.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-152 : Design of MEMS and Microsensors Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : Ram Gopal and K. J. Rangra
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; MEMS design tools; Design of
pressure sensors of various types; Design of gas sensors of various types; Acoustic,
Ultrasonic, micro-resonator, ISFET; RF MEMS design and simulation.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-153 : Nanoelectronic Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : Anil Kumar
Final Draft
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Fabrication of metal thin films by
sputtering/e-beam/resistive-heating and measurement of film thickness by making
steps using wet etching; Experiments on growth of Silicon nanoparticles and their
optical characterization; Experiments with nanolithography and nanopatterning;
Simulation of single electron devices using SIMON; Simulation of inverter circuit
using SET in SIMON; Operation of AFM/STM; Analysis of AFM/STM images; Study
of annealing effect on roughness/grain size of metal films by AFM/STM imaging and
analysis.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-154 : Study and Seminar on Advanced VLSI Technologies : 00-4-2
Course Coordinator : G. Eranna and W. R. Taube
This will involve literature search, review and study of current research on materials,
process methodologies and simulations, and novel applications related to advanced
VLSI technologies and nanoelectronics. Simulation studies and experiments may
also be carried out, where possible. A study report is to be submitted and a seminar
is to be given.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-155 : CMOS Analog Design Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : S. C. Bose
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; I-V characteristics of MOSFET,
estimation of early voltage; Clock feed-through and its minimization; Bias generation
architecture simulation; Band-gap reference circuit simulation; Design and simulation
of various amplifiers; Design and simulation of 2-stage CMOS operational amplifier;
Layout of analog circuits.
PHY(CEERI):3-157 : Optoelectronic Devices and Technologies Laboratory : 00-4-2
Course Coordinator : C. Dhanvantri
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Lift-off process for Ohmic Contact on
GaAs substrate; TLM measurements for specific contact resistance; RIE process for
GaAs etching; LI Characteristics of 980 nm Laser Diode; Transistor characteristics of
GaAs Power MESFET; LED Characteristics; Photoluminescence characterization of
GaN epitaxial material; Characterization of PIN-FET receiver module.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-158 : Photonic Devices and Technologies Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : S. Pal
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Measurement of refractive index and
thickness of planar waveguides; Propagation loss measurement of planar
waveguides; Design of 1x2 and 1x4 optical power splitter; Measurement of insertion
loss, uniformity and polarization-dependent loss of a packaged 1x8 optical splitter at
C+L band region; Design and simulation of Bragg gratings; Waveguide patterning by
photo-lithography; Testing of MUX/DEMUX by DWDM test set-up; Chip-level testing:
alignment of DUT (in a diced chip) to the source and the detector with x-y-z
alignment stages.
Final Draft
PHY(CEERI) : 3-161 : Slow-wave Devices – Principles and Design : 4-0-0-4
Course Coordinator : V. Srivastava and L. M. Joshi
Classification and high frequency limitations of conventional electron tubes.
Formation and confinement of an electron beam. Slow-wave structures, couplers
and RF windows. Beam-wave interaction mechanism. Spent beam collection.
Efficiency enhancement by phase-velocity tapering and multi-stage depressed
collection. Different types of devices, their operation, and characteristics, High
power and wide bandwidth issues. Future trends.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-162 : Fast-wave Devices – Principles and Design : 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : A. K. Sinha
Merits of fast-wave devices over slow-wave devices. Operating principle of a
gyrotron and design of its components: magnetron injection gun, beam tunnel, RF
interaction cavity, magnetic field, non-linear taper, RF window, mode converter and
collector. Beam-wave interaction and mode selection criteria. Other fast-wave
devices: gyro-TWT, gyro-klystron, peniotron and FEL. Applications of gyro-devices
and future trends. High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-163 : CAD of Microwave Tubes Laboratory : 0-0-4-2
Course Coordinator : R. K. Sharma and S. K. Ghosh
Laboratory practices and safety considerations; Components design : electron guns,
slow-wave structures, fast-wave structures, RF cavities, RF windows, collectors;
Electron beam and RF wave interaction simulation; Thermal and structural design
and simulation; CAD of complete tube; Computer aided engineering drawing.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-164 : High Power Microwave Systems and Applications : 3-0-03
Course Coordinator : L. M. Joshi
Special EW (Radar, ECM, ECCM) systems and their requirements in respect of
microwave and millimeter wave devices; Types of jamming; Linear accelerators,
Microtrons, Synchrotrons, Plasma heating systems, Proton accelerators, and
Thermonuclear reactors; Other applications like imaging, spectroscopy, biomedical,
industrial heating, electronic power conditioners, and modulators.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-165 : Electron Emitters and Surface Characterization : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : R. S. Raju
Physics of electron emission, emission equation; Temperature limited and spacecharge limited emission; Methods of determining work function; Oxide coated
cathodes, Dispenser cathodes, Field emitters, Explosive emission cathodes,
Secondary emitters; Fabrication and characterization of cathodes; Life testing and
surface analysis techniques; Nano-cathodes.
Final Draft
PHY(CEERI) : 3-166 : Plasma-Filled Microwave Sources : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : Ram Prakash and U. N. Pal
Plasma and its physical parameters; Saha equation and its relevance; Motion of
charged particles in static and slowly varying electric and magnetic fields; Motion of
relativistic charged particles; Types of gaseous discharge; Hollow-cathode discharge
and other kinds of low-pressure discharges; General features of electrons emission,
control and extraction of electrons and ions from plasma in DC and pulsed mode
conditions; Plasma sources for axially symmetric electron beams; Plasma cathode
electron gun (PCE-gun); Advantages of plasma filling in high power microwave
devices; Operating principles, characteristics, and applications of different types of
plasma-filled devices including the pasotron.
PHY(CEERI) : 3-167 : Vacuum Microelectronic Devices : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator : R. K. Sharma
Basic semiconductor technologies like reactive ion etching, photo-lithography,
oxidation, CVD, sputtering, LIGA; MEMS technologies; Design considerations in
vacuum microelectronic devices; Photonic band-gap structures, folded wave guide
and ladder structures; Tera Hertz devices including reflex klystrons; Micro-fabricated
devices like TWT and klystrino; Combination of vacuum and semiconductor
technologies in microwave devices, including microwave power module and their
applications.
PHY(CEERI) : 4-001 : CSIR-800 Societal Programme : 0-0-8-4
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
A project needs to be undertaken in rural area for 6-8 weeks duration aligned to the
CSIR-800 programme. The theme of the project may be chosen from the CSIR-800
document or from any other government department related to benefiting and
empowering the economically lower 800 million Indians by way of S&T innovations.
The aim is to interact with underprivileged people in the villages and propose
solutions in the area of health, agriculture, energy, water, food, education, etc.
PHY(CEERI) : 4-002 : Project Proposal Writing : 0-1-6-4
Course Coordinator : Raj Singh
Definition of a scientific project proposal; Components of a proposal; Need and
purpose of the proposal; Aims and objectives; Background and present status;
Proposed methodologies and approaches; Scheduling and mile-stones; Resource
allocation; Budgeting; Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; Referencing and
citing; Use of data, graphs, tables, figures; Proposal funding agencies and their
formats.
Every student needs to submit two proposals --- one related to PhD research topic
and the second in any field of electronics.
Final Draft
2. CSIR-CMMACS (Centre for Mathematical Modelling and
Computer Simulation, Bengaluru)
Sr.
No
Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C
1
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)1-001
Research Methodology
1-1-0-2
2
PHY(CMMACS) 2-241
Statistical and Computational Methods
2-1-0-3
3
PHY(CMMACS) 2-242
Global Navigation Satellite System 2-1-0-3
(GNSS) theory and its applications
4
PHY(CMMACS) 2-243
Applied Seismology and Geohazard
5
PHY(CMMACS) 2-244
Advanced mathematical methods in 1-2-0-3
weather and climate predictions
6
PHY(CMMACS) 2-245
Numerical
Analysis
Programming
7
PHY(CMMACS) 2-246
8
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)3-001
Advanced Self Study
0-2-4-4
9
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)-4-001
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
0-0-8-4
10
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)-4-002
Project proposal writing (I & II)
0-1-6-4
Final Draft
and
2-1-0-3
Fortran 3-0-0-3
Earthquake and Volcano Deformation
2-1-0-3
Brief Description of Physical Science Courses at CSIR-CMMACS
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)- 1-001: Research Methodology : 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator: P Goswami
Introduction, Research terminology and scientific methods, different types and styles
of research, role of serendipity, creativity and innovation, Scientific and critical
reasoning skills, art of reading and understanding scientific papers, literature survey.
Measurements in research - primary and secondary data. Quantitative methods and
data analysis, Qualitative analysis, Communicating research results. Designing and
implementing a research project. Ethics in research, Plagiarism, Case studies.
Laboratory safety issues – lab, workshop, electrical, health & fire safety, safe
disposal of hazardous materials.
Role & importance of communication, Effective oral and written communication.
Technical report writing, Technical/R&D proposals, Research paper writing,
Dissertation/Thesis writing, Letter writing and official correspondence.
Oral
communication in meetings, seminars, group discussions; Use of modern aids;
Making technical presentations.
PHY(CMMACS) : 2-241 : Statistical and Computational Methods: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator: N K Indira
Basic Concepts: Discrete and continuous data, Sample and Population, Events and
Probability, Frequency, Table and Frequency distribution, Random variable and
expectations, Measures of central tendency, dispersion and coefficient of variation,
Moments and moment generating functions.
Regression and Correlation: Linear regression analysis, Nonlinear regression
analysis, Multiple regression Correlations.
Probability and probability distributions: Discrete probability distributions and
Continuous Probability distributions.
Classical Time series analysis: Measurement of trend, Measurement of seasonal
fluctuations, Measurement of cyclic fluctuations.
Stochastic time series analysis: System definition, System analysis, Model
formulation, Modelling procedure, Estimation and validation.
Correlation systems: Principal component analysis, Factor analysis. Analysis of
variance. One way classification and Two way classification. Statistical analysis and
hypothesis testing. Sampling and sampling distributions, Parametric estimation,
Tests of hypothesis, Nonparametric method.
PHY(CMMACS) :2-242 : Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) theory and
it applications to Geosciences: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator Sridevi Jade
Introduction to GNSS geodesy, GNSS theory, GNSS reference frames, sources of
errors and correction, positioning using GNSS observables, GNSS data collection,
data processing and analysis, GNSS applications for Geoscience, Modelling of
GNSS derived surface deformation.
Final Draft
Introduction to GNSS geodesy covers the state of art on Global Navigation Satellite
systems, its components, geodesy, Military and Civil applications. GNSS reference
frames: Introduction to celestial and terrestrial reference frames, Earth Centered
Earth fixed reference frame and earths pole of rotation. Sources of errors and
corrections: Introduction of positioning using GNSS satellites, errors involved
covering orbit, clock errors, troposphere and ionosphere errors, miscellaneous
errors. Positioning using GNSS observables: To determine the precise position and
time, error correction, different types of positioning. GNSS data and processing
theory: Models involved in data processing and analysis. GNSS applications to
Geoscience: Surveying, continental deformation studies, landslide hazard mapping,
Glacier dynamics, Volcano deformation, troposphere and ionosphere modeling,
InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), GIS (Geographical Information
System) etc. Modelling of GNSS deformation: brief introduction of different kind of
modeling techniques that are currently being used.
PHY(CMMACS): 2-243: Applied Seismology and Geo Hazard: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinators: Imtiyaz A Parvez
Basic concept of seismology, seismicity, wave propagation and seismic hazard using
ground motion modeling and microtremors.
Overview of Seismology and Seismotectonics: Earth and its Interiors, Plate
Tectonics, Causes of Earthquakes, Seismic Waves, Earthquake Magnitudes,
Earthquake Intensities, Seismicity patterns and tectonic settings, Overview of
seismogenic source zones in India
Basic concepts of Earthquake sources and wave propagation: Introduction to the
Fourier Transform and its use in seismology, Double-couple force systems, Omegasquare and Haskell source models Directivity, Wave propagation and waveform
modeling, Source parameters to determine from teleseismic modeling, Source time
function and fault slip, Wave propagation at regional distances, Empirical study of
regional wave propagation
Earthquake Recurrence Statistics: Earthquake magnitude and magnitude scales,
Seismometry, Gutenberg Richter relation Maximum magnitude, Characteristic
earthquake models, Maximum earthquake magnitudes, Relationship of seismological
parameters to field geology parameters, Poisson vs. other models of earthquake
recurrence
Seismic Hazard Analysis: Concept of Earthquake hazard analysis, Ground motion
modelling for hazard analyses Role of Attenuation law, Probabilistic and
Deterministic seismic hazard analysis, Uncertainties in hazard evaluation, Role of
random scatter, Role of modeling uncertainty Hazard deaggregation, site effects and
ground motion modeling.
Final Draft
PHY(CMMACS): 2-244 : Advanced mathematical methods in weather and
climate predictions: 1-2-0-3
Course Coordinator : K Rameshan
To introduce advanced mathematical methods used in weather and climate
prediction. Introduction to weather and climate predictions, Statistics and Probability,
Review Statistical Mechanics, Review Complexity and information theory, Basics.
Liouville equation; Fokker-Plank Equation; Singular vectors; Stochastic Optimals.
Chaos and deterministic Predictability; Ensemble forecasts; Nonlinear forecasts.
PHY(CMMACS): 2-245: Numerical Analysis and Fortran Programming: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator : P S Swathi
This is a programming-intensive course which will make the students write Fortran
codes for numerical analysis topics. There is no separate lab component.
Programming assignments will be integral to the course and not considered as lab
assignments.
The topics covered will include: Basics of computer floating point arithmetic, Fortran
programming and debugging, Taylor series, solution of algebraic equation, linear
systems – direct and iterative methods, eigen value problems, least squares and
singular value decomposition, interpolation and extrapolation, numerical
differentiation and integration, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations
PHY(CMMACS): 2-246: Earthquake and Volcano Deformation: 2-1-0-3
Course Coordinator: Anil Earnest
Theoretical concepts of earthquake faulting, stress in crust, mechanics of
earthquakes, rupture propagation, earthquake clustering and migration, coulomb
stress loading, the crustal deformation cycle, models of strain accumulation,
earthquake cycle and recurrence times, observational techniques for strain and
recurrence quantification, qualitative and quantitative seismo-tectonic analysis,
mechanisms of various tectonic regime earthquakes, slow and tsunamigenic
earthquakes, aseismic slip, seismic coupling, episodic tremor and slip, induced
seismicity, mechanisms, volcanism - basics, structure and evolution of spherical
magma chamber.
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)- 3-001: Advanced Self Study:0-2-4-4
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
Aims to train the student on learning, on one's own, topics that are not formally
taught in a course. This would involve primarily three components - collection of
relevant literature on a chosen topic, organization of relevant material into a written
report based on candidate's own critical understanding and finally presentation of the
findings in front of wide audience in the form of a seminar. Thus communication skills
are also expected to be honed up (4 credits)
Final Draft
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)-4-001: CSIR-800 Societal Programme: 0-0-8-4
Course Coordinator: Dr P Goswami / Dr Ehrlich Desa
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line with
CSIR-800 programme which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million
Indians by way of S & T inventions. The theme for the project may be chosen from
CSIR-800 document and as per expertise available at individual laboratory.
Students will choose the topics in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee
(DAC).
PHY/MIS(CMMACS)-4-002: Project proposal writing: 0-1-6-4
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by
selecting topics of high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review,
methodologies, recommendations etc. (2 credits each)
Final Draft
3. CSIR-CSIO (Central Scientific Instruments Organization,
Chandigarh)
Sr.
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Course No.
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-001
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-311
Course Title
Research Methodology
Mathematics for Engineers and
Scientists
PHY(CSIO)-2-311
Sensors and Actuators
PHY(CSIO)-2-312
Optics and Opto-electronics
Advanced Materials and Nano
PHY(CSIO)-3-311
Science
PHY(CSIO)-3-312
Photonic Devices and Systems
PHY(CSIO)-3-313
Analytical Instrumentation
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-3-001 Advanced Self Study
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-001 CSIR-800 Societal Program
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-002 Project proposal writing (I & II)
Final Draft
L-T-P-C
1-1-0-2
3-1-0-4
3-0-2-4
3-1-0-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
0-2-4-4
0-0-8-4
0-1-6-4
Brief Description of Physical Science Courses at CSIR-CSIO
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-001: Research Methodology: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr HK Sardana
Introduction to Research: Importance, study of literature, defining research
problem, hypothesis formulation, experimental design
Data Collection and Measurement: Methods and techniques, probability and
probability distributions, sampling and sampling designs
Data Analysis: Testing of hypothesis, statistical tests and analysis, data
interpretation, multivariate analysis, model building, forecasting methods
Report writing and Presentation: Ethics in research, Plagiarism, substance of
reports, formats, referencing, oral presentation skills
General practices followed in Research – literature and data management,
Safety practices in the laboratory, Intellectual property rights (IPR).
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-1-311: Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists:3-1-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr GS Singh
Calculus: Differential Calculus, Partial differentiation, Integral Calculus, Multiple
integrals, Vector Calculus
Complex Analysis: Complex numbers and functions, Matrices, Calculus of Complex
Functions.
Differential Equations: Differential equations of first order, linear differential
equations, Differential equations of different type, series solution of differential
equations and special functions, partial differential equations.
Series & Transforms: Series, transforms, and complex transforms.
PHY(CSIO)-2-311: Sensors and Actuators:3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr Sunita Mishra
Sensor Technologies: Physical principles & basic mechanisms in sensor
systems, semiconductor processing, processing of ceramic and glasses, thin and
thick film technologies, processing of micro-sensors
Sensor Structures: Impedance type, semiconductor based, resonance based,
electro-chemical cell, colorimetric and fibre optic sensors.
Sensing Effects and Performance: Dielectric, sorption, conductivity, resistivity,
optical behaviour, selective chemical sensing, multi-array sensing, Transduction
principles, transducer characteristics, classification of transducers, methods for
characterisation of transducers-performance characteristics, static & dynamic
characteristics, error analysis.
Actuators: Principles of actuation mechanism, architecture of control electronics,
development methodology of motor/actuator control, micro actuators, stepper
motors, brushed DC motors, brushless DC motors and hydraulic and pneumatic
actuators, Bimorph actuators.
Sensor Applications: Mechanical, acoustic, temperature, IR, humidity, magnetic
material, MEMS, ion-selective, medicine and biology.
Final Draft
PHY(CSIO)-2-312: Optics and Opto-electronics:3-1-0-3
Course Coordinator: Subhash Jain
Basic optics: Reflection and refraction of plane waves, polarization, diffraction;
two-beam and multiple beam interference, Fabry-Perot interferometer, micro-optic
components, laser basics and applications.
Optical fibre properties: Fibre characterisation techniques, directional couplers,
connectors, splices, fibre polarization components, wavelength division
multiplexing, fibre gratings, optical spectrum analyzer, OTDR.
Light-matter interaction: Interaction of radiation with material, optical sources
and detectors, Q-switching and mode locking in lasers, light detection techniques,
fibre optic and radiation sensors, photonic crystals, holey fibre, fibre half-block and
birefringent fibres, electro-optic effects, acousto-optic effect, nonlinear optics and
parametric amplification, fibre amplifiers and laser systems.
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-3-001: Advanced Self Study:0-2-4-4
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
The main focus of this course is to encourage self-learning in the niche areas of the
candidate’s interest. The candidate is expected to do an extensive literature survey in
the chosen research area and submit an written report of the work and present the
work to group of experts in the form of a seminar.
PHY(CSIO)-3-311: Advanced Materials and Nano Science:3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr Akash Deep
Alloys and their properties: Ferrous & non-ferrous alloys, shape memory alloys,
chemical composition, mechanical properties, electrical and magnetic properties,
heat treatment, metal processing, elastic behaviour, optical materials.
Semiconductor Materials: Semiconductor materials- electronic and optical
properties.
Polymers: Chain growth polymers, step growth polymers, photochromic polymers
& conducting polymers, optical applications, photochromic lenses, liquid crystal
polymers, photo simulated shape changes.
Nano structured materials: Characterization techniques, thin film growth,
coating, powders, semiconductor nanostructures, fabrication, quantum dot
processing technologies, bio-nano materials and applications.
PHY(CSIO)-3-312: Photonic Devices and Systems:3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Randhir Bhatnagar
Photonic Devices: Optical and Photonic band gap materials, Device Structures and
Characteristics, Optical Amplifiers, Distributed Feedback Laser, Distributed Bragg
Reflector Laser.
Biophotonics: Photobiology, Fluorescence and Evanescent Biosensors, FBG/LPG
based sensing, Bioimaging, Principle and Technique of Confocal Microscope,
Raman Microscope, Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy, Bio-Nano-Photonics
and its applications.
Final Draft
Photonic Sensors and Systems: Raman, Brillion and Rayleigh scattering based
Sensors and Systems, FBG Interrogation Techniques and Systems, Surface
Plasmon Resonance Sensors and Systems.
PHY(CSIO)-3-313: Analytical Instrumentation:3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr AK Paul
Introduction: Basics of analytical instrumentation, use of computers in analytical
instrumentation, statistical techniques, atomic emission and absorption
spectroscopy (UV-visible, NIR, IR, FTIR, X-ray).
Elemental analysis: Detection of atoms, molecules and aerosols, glow discharge
spectroscopy for elemental analysis
Separation techniques: Chromatography (gas, ion and liquid) and headspace
analysis.
Electro-Chemical Instrumentation: Introduction and overview of electrode
processors, kinetics of electrode reactions, potentials sweep methods, impedance
spectroscopy.
Microscopy: Concept of scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron
microscopy, tunnelling microscope and atomic force microscope, applications in
material characterization.
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-001: CSIR-800 Societal Programme:0-0-8-4
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line with
CSIR-800 programme which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million
Indians by way of S & T inventions. The theme for the project may be chosen from
CSIR-800 document and as per expertise available at individual laboratory.
Students will choose the topics in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee
(DAC).
PHY/ENG(CSIO)-4-002: Project proposal writing:0-1-6-4
Course Coordinator: Dr Pawan Kapur
Two subject proposals to be prepared before comprehensive examination by
selecting topics of high relevance and novelty, and will have state-of-the art review,
methodologies, recommendations etc. (2 credits each)
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4. CSIR-IMMT (Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology,
Bhubaneswar)
Sr.
No.
1
Course No.
Course Title
L-T-P-C
PHY(IMMT)-1-001
Research Methodology
2-0-0-2
2
PHY(IMMT)-2-346
Computational Methods & Numerical
Analysis
3-0-2-4
3
PHY(IMMT)-2-347
3-0-2-4
4
PHY(IMMT)-2-348
Technologies for mineral resource
utilization
Material characterization techniques
5
6
PHY(IMMT)-2-349
PHY(IMMT)-2-350
Recycling of Material Resources
3-0-2-4
3-1-0-4
3-0-2-4
Process Instrumentation & Control
7
PHY(IMMT)-2-351
3-0-0-3
Science for engineers
8
PHY(IMMT)-2-352
Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis
3-0-0-3
9
PHY(IMMT)-2-353
Process design & simulation
3-0-2-4
10
PHY(IMMT)-2-354
Advanced Extraction Methods
3-0-0-3
11
PHY(IMMT)-2-355
Advanced Topics in Materials Resource
Engineering
3-0-2-4
12
13
14
PHY(IMMT)-2-356
PHY(IMMT)-2-357
PHY(IMMT)-3-346
Energy & environment
Mineralogy and mineral chemistry
Computational Fluid Dynamics
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
3-0-2-4
15
PHY(IMMT)-3-347
Advanced Materials: Characterization
and Processing
3-1-2-4
16
PHY(IMMT)-3-001
Advanced Self study
0-2-4-4
17
18
PHY(IMMT)-4-001
PHY(IMMT)-4-002
CSIR-800 Societal Programme
Project proposal writing (I & II)
0-0-8-4
0-1-6-4
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Brief Description of Physical Science Courses at CSIR-IMMT
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY(IMMT)-1-001: Research Methodology: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinators: Dr. D.B. Ramesh, Dr. D. P. Sandha, Dr. D.P. Das
1.
Research Methodology - Introduction
 Meaning, Concept, Need
 Historical Research
 Survey Research
 Experimental Research
 Fundamental and Applied Research
2.
Literature Search & Review of Literature
3.
Research Tools
 Measurement of Variables
 Presentation of Data
 Statistical Techniques – All Basic Techniques, Null hypothesis, Error
Analysis, Interval estimation, Statistical Significance, Examples:
Analysis of variance (ANOVA), Chi-squared test, Correlation, Factor
analysis, Mann–Whitney U, Mean square weighted deviation (MSWD),
Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, Regression analysis,
Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, Student's t-test and z-test,
Time series analysis
 Statistical Packages:
o MS Excel - Introduction, Getting Data into Excel, Activating the
Data-Analysis Tools, Using Excel to Determine a Confidence
Interval, Using Excel for t-Tests of Hypotheses, The t-Test for
Independent Samples, The t-Test for Dependent (and MatchedPair) Samples, Using Excel for ANOVA, Using Excel for
Correlation, Using Excel for Linear Regression, Using Excel for
Chi-Square Tests, The Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test and
the Chi-Square Test of Association
o MATLAB - Introduction and Key Features, Developing
Algorithms and Applications, Analyzing and Accessing Data,
Visualizing Data, Performing Numeric Computation, Publishing
Results and Deploying Applications
4.
Research Types and Methods
 Observation Method
 Questionnaire Method
 Interview Method
 Experimental Method
5.
Research Process
 Designing a Research: Characteristics, Purpose
 Research Plan
 Analysis and Testing
Final Draft
6.
 Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
 Qualitative Analysis
Communicating Research Results
 Journal paper
 Thesis
 Project proposal
 Report
 Web publishing
 Seminar and Oral presentations
7.
Research Ethics and Plagiarism
8.
Case Studies
PHY(IMMT)-2-346: Computational Methods & Numerical Analysis: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinators: Dr. D. P. Das, Mr. S. Rath
Computation & Programming: Notions of syntax and semantics of programming
languages, Concept of algorithm, Systematic development of programs, Computer
Architecture & Memory management, Object Oriented Programming & Data
structure, parameter passing mechanisms, Program design practices.
Numerical Scientific Computing: Numerical differentiation & integration, Solving
polynomial equations, Computational matrix, Transforms
Computer Graphics: Input / Output devices, Raster & Vector Graphics, Drawing
algorithms; Windowing and 2D/3D clipping. 2D & 3D Geometrical Transformations,
Viewing Transformations, Animation Techniques
Statistical Analysis: Statistical Concepts, Conditional Probability and
independence, Regression Analysis, Design of Experiments, Support Vector
Machine, Statistical Inference, Optimisation.
Practical/ Lab Work: Statistical Analysis using standard statistical package,
application modelling using MATLAB, application programming practices with
standard graphics libraries like open GL.
PHY(IMMT)-2-347: Technologies for Mineral Resource Utilization: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinators: Mr. P.S.R. Reddy, Prof. D.D. Misra, Prof. B.K. Mishra
Particulate technology, particle size distribution, sizing methodology, size-reduction
and classification processes; Particulates in suspension, stability, Rheology and
settling; Solid-liquid separation methods; Physics, chemistry, and engineering design
as applied to gravity, magnetic, electrostatic, and froth flotation processes
Final Draft
PHY(IMMT)-2-348: Materials Characterization Technique: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. K. Mahapatra
Size and surface area analysis; Interaction of X-rays with matter, diffraction
techniques and applications; Optical principles of microscopy; electron diffraction,
imaging (various contrasts), determination of crystal structure, burgers vector,
electron beam-specimen interactions and other applications of Transmission
Electron Microscopy; Applications of Scanning Electron Microscopy and, Electron
Probe Micro-Analyser; Principles of Quantitative Microscopy: Overview of other
characterization techniques such as Auger electron spectroscopy, Scanning
Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy.
PHY(IMMT)- 2-349 : Recycling of Material Resources: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. K. Sanjay
Mining and metallurgical wastes classification, investigation and evaluation of waste
deposits, waste and circulatory management during recycling.
Unit operations involving materials recycling processes such as pre-treatment
(physical and chemical), roasting, calcination, sintering, leaching, solid-liquid
separation; Solution, concentration and purification techniques—precipitation,
cementation, solvent-extraction, evaporation, crystallization, electrowinning,
electroremediation; Resources and recycling technologies across the major
materials sectors, and case studies including wastes in steel and aluminium
production; Recycling of E-wastes and secondaries; Economic evaluation and
project implementation: Flow-sheet development, mass and energy balance, costing,
techno-economic feasibility report (TEFR) preparation, financial investment in waste
recycling, project planning and implementation, work safety.
PHY(IMMT)-2-350: Process Instrumentation & Control: 3-1-0-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. D. P. Das
Introduction to instrumentation in process industry, Different types of sensors and
actuators, Computerized data acquisition, Monitoring and analysis of data (Time
series and spectral analysis), Process control, PID Control, Introduction to PLC,
SCADA & DCS, Networking and communication in industry, Artificial neural network
& Fuzzy logic based control, Laboratory work.
PHY(IMMT)-2-351: Science for engineers: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bikash K. Jena
Concepts of atomic and molecular energy levels leading to description of plasma
state, plasma physics—thermal and non-equilibrium plasma, plasma diagnostics,
methods of plasma processing of materials and minerals; Industrial plasmas, new
concepts of resource utilization using plasma, Crystal structure and defects, electron
Final Draft
and hole in lattices, Band gap module and tailoring : -optical and electrical, variable
band gap.
Structure and Bonding; Molecular basis of chemical reactions, reaction kinetics,
structural effect on reactivity; Complexation concepts, Spectroscopy, Metals in
biological domain, Molecular engineering; Computational approaches for structurefunction correlation, Surfaces and interfaces, Chemical theories involved in solution,
concentration and purification, Micelles, surfactants and their application for bulk
processing of mineral resources.
Cell types structure and function; Bio-molecules: composition and bonding; Overview
of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, enzymes, vitamins and
minerals; DNA replication; Membranes, Introduction to bio-mineral processing.
PHY(IMMT)-2-352: Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Swati Mohanty
Fundamental concepts of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer; Shell balance approach
for molecular and convective transport processes;
Formulation and solution of ordinary and partial differential equations that describe
physical systems of importance in engineering; some applications to minerals and
materials processing
Numerical methods: finite difference, numerical solution of ordinary and partial
differential equations.
PHY(IMMT)-2-353: Process Design & Simulation: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Prof. B. K. Mishra, Dr. C. Eswariah
Preliminary resource evaluation methods; Identification and development of process
flow sheet; Elementary evaluation of plant performance; Spread-sheet development
for plant data analysis; Introduction to simulation environment using MODSIM,
simulator structure, numerical analysis of simulation, sequential method of
simulation, practical application of plant simulation; Materials and energy balance,
mass balance smoothing, data reconciliation in terms of grade and recovery,
analysis of complex flowsheet for mass balancing, examples of material balance
smoothing; Application of modeling and residence time distribution concepts for plant
data interpretation; Parameter estimation: linear regression, one, two, and multilinear regression; models nonlinear in parameters; Case studies of typical process
plant design and operation.
PHY(IMMT)-2-354: Advanced Extraction Methods: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. R. K. Paramguru
Fundamentals of commercially important nonferrous pyrometallurgical extraction
processes; Thermodynamics of high-temperature processes and solid-gas reaction
kinetics; Heterogeneous kinetics, multi-phase systems, Electrodics, Semiconductor
Final Draft
electrochemistry; Application: roasting, sulphide-oxide-sulphate systems, oxidechloride systems, smelting, kinetic analysis, bath smelting, dynamic contact anglefree energy correlation; Electro-smelting—present practice and future trends; Direct
electro winning, possible electrode systems, conduction types, future trends.
PHY(IMMT)-2-355:Advanced Topics in Materials Resource Engineering:3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. S.K. Singh
Plasma Processing
Introduction, Basic plasma and gas discharge concepts, Glow discharge plasmas,
Thermal plasmas, Plasma torches and sprays, Plasma chemistry, etching and
polymerization,
Plasma
coatings,
Diamond
and
diamond-like
films,
Diagnostics/Probes, Plasma Spraying, Preparation of nano powders, Plasma
smelting, Plasma sintering
Powder Metallurgy
Production of metal and alloy powder, particle size & shape, microstructure, Powder
compaction, Sintering (Solid state sintering & Liquid phase sintering), Hot pressing,
Sintering furnaces & atmospheres, Applications of powder metallurgy.
Corrosion Science & Engineering
General introduction, Electrochemical reactions, Thermodynamic concepts, Eh-pH
diagram, Prevention of corrosion
Rheology
Fundamentals, Types of viscometers and rheometers, Applications
PHY(IMMT)-2-355: Energy & Environment: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. C. Acharya
Important Indian minerals & related environmental issues; Environmental impact due
to mining in Orissa; Case study on graphite resources of Orissa and environmental
management, Environmental issues related to mining, processing and products –
solid wastes, Environmental impact analysis and management plan, Case studies
related to environmental management of minerals and materials industries; Effluent
treatment (nutrients removal ) through microbial activity, Vulnerability and adaptation
technologies for sustainable development, Pollution generation and management –
Effluents, Environmental laws and global issues related to environment,
Conservation of energy in different production and processing steps, Energy audit in
mineral and material processing industries.
PHY(IMMT)-2-357: Mineralogy and Mineral chemistry: 3-0-2-4)
Course Coordinator:
Process mineralogy, Liberation Studies using QEMSCAN, Mineral chemistry using
EPMA, Identification of mineral phases through XRD.
Final Draft
Geochemistry :Chemical composition of the Earth, elementary statistics for
geochemistry; major, minor and trace elements including rare earth elements;
element partitioning between minerals and melts; petrogenesis, Geochemical
Classification of elements, Geochemical differentiation, Isomorphism, Polymorphism,
Atomic substitution and Geochemical cycle.
Analytical Geochemistry: Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals, digestion
techniques, preparation of standards, estimation of major oxide percentages using
spectrophotometric /flame photometric and titrimetric methods. Preparation of
calibration curves. Gravimetric estimation of silica and R2O3. Determination of noble
metals. Introduction to Neutron Activation Analysis, principles of ICP, XRF & AAS
analysis.
Statistical Methods in Geosciences: Introduction to probability: random
experiments, events, sample space, definitions of probability. Conditional probability
and independence of events, Bayes theorm. Random variables, discrete and
continuous probability distributions, joint probability distributions, conditional
probability distributions. Mathematical expectation, moment generating and
characteristic functions. Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Gamma, Exponential,
Hypergeometric, Multinomial, Chi-square, t, and F distributions. Introduction to
statistical inference, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis
testing involving one and two univariate populations. Linear models ANOVA. Linear
and multiple regression. Introduction to multivariate techniques PCA, factor analysis,
linear discriminant analysis, classification
PHY(IMMT)-3-001: Advanced Self Study:0-2-4-4
Course Coordinator: PhD Guide
PHY (IMMT)-3-346: Computational Fluid Dynamics: 3-0-2-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. Swati Mohanty
Introduction to Computational fluid dynamics; Conservation equations: momentum,
energy and mass balance equations; Discretization methods: Finite difference
method, Finite element method, Finite volume method; Structured and unstructured
grid; Multiphase flows: fluid-fluid, fluid-solid; Turbulence modeling: Direct Numerical
Simulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes model; CFD
modelling of some mineral and material processing unit operations; Introduction to
CFD software.
PHY(IMMT)-3-347: Advanced Materials: Characterization and Processing: 3-12-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. B. Nayak
Theory: Fundamentals of crystallography, crystal structure and structure
determination by XRD, electron diffraction and neutron diffraction in polycrystalline
Final Draft
materials, stereographic projection and pole figures, orientation and texture analysis,
structure of metals, alloys, solid solution, concept of amorphous, glassy and nano
materials and their characterization, defects in crystals, theory of dislocation, Burger
vector, plastic deformation, stress measurement by XRD, strengthening mechanism,
cold working and heat treatment of steel, hardness and tensile test of steel,
concepts in fracture mechanics and fracture determination methods, S-N curve, low
cycle fatigue, fatigue mechanism.
Practical: Study of types of high temperature furnaces including plasma furnace,
induction and vacuum induction furnace, study and determination of vacuum in
rotary and diffusion pumps, high temperature determination by thermocouple and
pyrometer, morphology and microstructure observation by various microscopy
methods (SEM, TEM, AFM, optical), XRD, Raman spectroscopy and identification of
impurities and precipitates in metals, microhardness and nanoindention
measurements, tensile, fracture toughness and fatigue tests of steel.
Final Draft
5. CSIR-NCL (National Chemical Laboratory, Pune)
Sr.No.
1
2
3
Course Code
PHY(NCL):1-001
PHY(NCL):1-416
PHY(NCL):1-417
4
PHY(NCL):1-418
5
PHY(NCL):1-419
6
7
8
9
PHY(NCL):2-416
PHY(NCL):2-417
PHY(NCL):2-418
PHY(NCL):2-419
10
PHY(NCL):2-420
11
PHY(NCL):2-421
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
PHY(NCL):2-422
PHY(NCL):2-423
PHY(NCL):2-424
PHY(NCL):3-416
PHY(NCL):3-417
PHY(NCL):3-418
PHY(NCL):3-419
PHY(NCL):3-420
20
21
22
23
24
25
PHY(NCL):3-421
PHY(NCL):3-422
PHY(NCL):3-423
PHY(NCL):3-424
PHY(NCL):3-425
PHY(NCL):3-426
26
27
28
29
PHY(NCL):3-427
PHY(NCL):3-428
PHY(NCL):4-001
PHY(NCL):4-002
Final Draft
Course Title
Research Methodology
Analytical Tools and Instrumentation
Basic mathematics and numerical
methods
Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary
sciences
Introduction to Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Materials Science
Advanced Surface Science
Advanced Materials Characterization
Techniques
Advances in Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology
Thermodynamics and Statistical
Mechanics
Composite Materials
Carbon Allotropes
Surface Characterization Techniques
Mathematical Methods
Numerical Methods
Electronic Structure Theory
Molecular Modeling and Simulation
Materials and Devices for Energy
Conversion
Functional Ceramics
Modern Magnetic Materials
Porous Structures
Alternate Energy Materials
Polymers and Colloidal Solutions
X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of
Solids
NMR Spectroscopy
Small Angle Scattering Techniques
CSIR-800 Programme
Project Proposal Writing (I & II)
L-T-P-C
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
3-0-0-3
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-2
3-0-0-3
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
1-0-0-1
1-0-0-1
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
2-0-0-2
0-0-8-4
0-0-8-4
Brief Description of Physical Science Courses at CSIR-NCL
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY(NCL):1-001: Research Methodology: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Good laboratory practices, Safety in the laboratory, First Aid in the laboratory, Maintenance
of laboratory records, Scientific literature management, Communication skills (scientific
writing and presentation), Intellectual property management & planning, Ethics in Science,
Computer applications and tools, Statistical methods & Data analysis
PHY(NCL):1-416: Analytical Tools and Instrumentation : 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Thermal methods (TG, DTG, DTA, TMA, DSC), X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS), NMR
(1H, 13C) and other Spectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence), Chromatographic
methods (TLC, GC, LC), Mass spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron
Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN)
PHY(NCL):1-417: Basic mathematics and numerical methods: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. Sarika Bhattacharya
Determinants and Matrices, Complex Variables, Vector analysis, Infinite Series, Special
Functions, Differential Equations, Interpolation and Approximation, Numerical differentiation
and Integration, Basic Linux, Introduction to Algorithms, basic programming, Shell and Shell
Scripting, Network Computing and Parallel Computing, Matlab/Scilab/Octave/Gnuplot
PHY(NCL):1-418: Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary sciences: 1-0-0-1
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Basics of inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, Nomenclature (IUPAC), molarity,
molality and normality, types of bonding, Ionic, covalent and non-bonding interactions, Acids
and bases, Atomic structure, periodic table and periodic properties, stoichiometry, chemical
reactions and kinetics, solvent effects, functional groups in organic compounds, general
named reactions and reaction mechanisms, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides,
enzymes, photosynthesis
PHY(NCL):1-419: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 1-0-0-1
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. L. V. Prasad
General considerations, Introduction, definitions, consequences of size reduction,
Properties: structural, thermodynamic, optical, electrical and magnetic properties,
Methods of synthesis, Surface modifications, factors governing the stability and assembly,
Characterization of nanomaterials, Applications of Nanomaterials
PHY(NCL):2-416: Advanced Quantum Mechanics: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Nayana Vaval
Revision
of
Hydrogen
atom
and
particle
in
box
(1D
and
3D),
Approximate methods in quantum mechanics; Non degenerate perturbation ; Perturbation
treatment of the Helium atom ground state and first excited state; Variation method for
helium atom ground state; Comparison of perturbation and variation method, Structure of
many electron wave function, Antisymmetry, Valence bond theory for homo and hetero
nuclear diatomic molecules; Molecular orbital theory Comparison of MO and VB theory;
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Introduction to density functional theory; Hartree Fock theory, Overview of methods beyond
Hartree Fock theory; Configuration Interaction; Many body perturbation; Coupled cluster
PHY(NCL):2-417: Advanced Materials Science: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Nandini Devi
Crystal systems and space groups, Close packing and various simple structure types like
AB, AB2, AB3 and complex structural types ABX3, AB2X4, etc. Factors affecting crystal
structures, Common preparative methods; X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy, Defect
structures, colour centers, reciprocal lattices, Properties of solids – Band theory, metals,
insulators, semiconductors, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, magnetic properties,
optical properties, ionic conduction; structure-processing-property correlations.
PHY(NCL):2-418: Advanced Surface Science: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. C. S. Gopinath
Introduction to Surface Science - Surface phenomena - Adsorption, Desorption, Adsorption
Models, Special properties of surfaces and interfaces, Electronic structure of surfaces,
Surface modification and its applications, Nanoscale catalysis and applications, Surface
spectroscopy and microscopy tools for nanocatalysis
PHY(NCL):2-419: Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques: 3-0-0-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Pankaj Poddar
Optical Microscopy, Electron microscopy: TEM, HRTEM, SEM, STEM, EDX, FIB, e-beam
lithography, Scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, MFM, confocal, etc, Raman
spectroscopy/microscopy, Thermal analysis techniques, Magnetic measurements, Electrical
measurements, Spectroscopic ellipsometry.
PHY(NCL):2-420: Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. B. L. V. Prasad
Low-dimensional structures: Quantum wells, Quantum wires, and Quantum dots, Nano
clusters & Nano crystals, fullerenes, carbon nano tubes and graphene, Nano Composites,
synthesis and characterization techniques, Properties at Nano Scales and comparison with
bulk materials, fabrication techniques, general applications, nanomaterials in biology.
PHY(NCL):2-421: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta
Introduction: Thermodynamics – A Macroscopic Theory of Matter; Laws of Thermodynamics,
Ideal Gas Laws, Specific Heat Capacities; Concept of Free Energy, Hamiltonian Mechanics,
Equilibrium Distributions and Ergodic Hypothesis,
Ensembles, Thermodynamic Functions and the Distribution Function, g(r),Imperfect Gases,
Kinetic Theory of Gases, Time Dependent Processes, Phase Transitions
PHY(NCL):2-422: Composite materials: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Concept of Composite materials, Various types of composites, Classification based on
Matrix Material: Organic Matrix composites, Polymer matrix composites (PMC), Carbon
matrix Composites or Carbon-Carbon Composites, Metal matrix composites (MMC),
Ceramic matrix composites (CMC); Classification based on reinforcements: Fiber Reinforced
Composites, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites, Laminar Composites, Particulate
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Composites, Reinforcements/Fibers ,Types of fibres, Multiphase fibers, Whiskers and
Flakes, Mechanical properties of fibres, Processing of Advanced composites, Metal Matrix
Composites: Casting – Solid State diffusion technique, Cladding – Hot isostatic pressing;
Ceramic Matrix Composites: Liquid Metal Infiltration – Liquid phase sintering; Carbon –
Carbon composites: Knitting, Braiding, Weaving; Polymer matrix composites: Preparation of
Moulding compounds and prepregs – hand lay up method – Autoclave method – Filament
winding method – Compression moulding – Reaction injection moulding, Processing and
characteristics of nanocomposites, hybrid composites, functionally graded composites, smart
and functional composites.
PHY(NCL):2-423: Carbon Allotropes: 1-0-0-1
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Synthesis, characterization, structure, properties and applications of: Diamond, Graphite,
Amorphous carbon, Charcoals, Fullerene and related compounds, Carbon nanotubes,
Graphene.
PHY(NCL):2-424: Surface Characterization Techniques: 1-0-0-1
Course Coordinator: Dr. C. P. Vinod
XPS, LEED, XAS, SEM, AFM, TEM, NSOM, SPR, SERS, static and dynamic contact angle
measurements, Ellipsometry.
PHY(NCL):3-416: Mathematical Methods: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. T. G. Ajithkumar
Determinants and Matrices : Orthogonal Matrices, Hermitian Matrices, Unitary Matrices,
Dioganalisation of Matrices, Vector analysis : Scalar and Vector product, Triple scalar and
vector product, Gradient, Divergence, Curl, Vector Integration, Gauss Theorem, Stokes
Theorem.
Vector Analysis in Curvilinear coordinates and Tensors, Infinite Series:
Fundamental Concepts, Convergence tests, Taylors expansion, Power Series, Special
Functions: Gamma Function, The Beta Function, Differential Equations: Series SolutionFrobnius Method, Bessel Functions, Legendre Functions, Hermite Functions, Laguerre
Functions, Fourier Series, Applications of Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms
PHY(NCL):3-417: Numerical Methods: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. Sudip Roy
Fortran and Linux basics, Solution to the linear algebraic equations, Eigen Values problems,
Interpolation and extrapolation, Random number and sorting, Minimization and maximization
of functions, Modeling of data
PHY(NCL):3-418: Electronic Structure Theory: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Post-Hartree-Fock methods: Moller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2, MP3, and MP4),
Configuration Interaction (CI), Coupled-Cluster single double (triple) (CCSD(T))–
performance of various methods for the prediction of van der Waal and hydrogen bonding
interactions, spectral properties. Density functional theory based methods: Hybrid and
Minnesota functional – Application of DFT methods (excitation energy calculations). Density
functional methods with Dispersion correction (Grimme’s approaches). Car-Parrinello
Molecular Dynamics (CPMD) and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD).
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PHY(NCL):3-419: Molecular Modeling and Simulation: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Molecular Mechanics: Features of molecular mechanics - Force Fields: Bonds structure and
bending angles, Electrostatic Vander Waals and non-bonded interactions, Hydrogen bonding
- Derivatives of molecular mechanics energy function - Calculating thermodynamic
properties - Force Field for inorganic systems - Energy minimization, Molecular Dynamics
Simulation: Molecular Dynamics using simple models, Molecular Dynamics with continuous
potentials, Solvent effects, Conformational changes, Thermostats, Barostas, Lincs and
shake algorithms, Monte Carlo simulation Methods, sorption, Applications of Molecular
Modeling
PHY(NCL):3-420: Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. K. Krishnamoorthy
Design of organic and Inorganic semiconductors, Approaches to process organic
semiconductors by covalent and non covalent modifications , band edges and band gaps,
Modulation of charge transport properties, kinetics of electron transfer, Design of small
molecule dyes for DSSC, Electron transfer at interfaces, Transistors and solar cells,
Fabrication of Devices, Device characterisation using dark current, IV curves under
illumination, IPCE, Calculation of Voc, Jsc, Vpp, Ipp, FF and Pmax. hybrid solar cells
PHY(NCL):3-421: Functional Ceramics: 1-0-0-1
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Advanced Electronic Ceramics, high temperature ceramic super conductors, Dielectric
ceramics, microwave ceramics, low k materials, SOFC materials, solid-ionic conductors,
phosphor materials, Impedance analysis, varistors, sensors, ceramic magnets, thermal
shock resistance and super plastic ceramics.
PHY(NCL):3-422: Modern Magnetic Materials: 1-0-0-1
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Types of magnetism, molecular field theory, measurement techniques, magnetoresistance
(AMR, GMR, CMR, TMR), hard and soft magnets, magnetostriction, New magnetic
materials, applications.
PHY(NCL):3-423: Porous Structures: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Definitions, Micro-Porous and Mesoporous Solids, Structural Chemistry of
Zeolite
Framework Types, MOFs, COFs, Synthesis, Structure Determination, Role of the Structuredirecting Agents, The Chemistry of Microporous Framework Solids, Adsorption and
Diffusion, Catalytic Applications, hydrogen storage, separation, CO2 sequestration, sensors,
PHY(NCL):3-424: Alternate Energy Materials: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
Energy scenario, Non-renewable and renewable energy sources; description of renewable
sources and their importance. Technologies for biomass energy conversion, Solar energy,
Wind Turbines, Geothermal Technologies; Applications; Sustainable sources of hydrogen;
Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution; Applications and feasibility
assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy conservation; Strategies for
enhancing role of renewable energy.
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PHY(NCL):3-425: Polymers and Colloidal Solutions: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. K. Guruswamy
Intermolecular forces and potentials, Overview of Statistical physics, DLVO theory, charged
colloids, Poisson Boltzmann theory, Debye radius, Bjerrum length, electrophoresis, zeta
potential, diffusion, Hydrodynamic interactions. Brief overview of Phase transitions in hard
sphere colloids, Random walk, self avoiding random walk, flexible polymers, persistence
length, Excluded volume interactions, Polymer solutions in the dilute limit/semi-dilute limit,
Entropy of mixing, theta temperature, rubber elasticity, Polyelectrolytes, polymer at surfaces:
Brushes, polymer dynamics.
PHY(NCL):3-426: X-Ray Diffraction and Structure of Solids: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Introduction to X-ray crystallography,Crystal growth, evaluation and mounting, Symmetry
and space group determination, Background theory for data collection, Data collection using
four-circle diffractometers, Area detectors,Crystal
lattices, Structure factors, Crystal
symmetry, Structure solutions, Structure refinement, An introduction to maximum entropy,
Least squares fitting of parameters, Practical aspects of structure refinement,
Crystallographic Database, Structure solution from Powder Diffraction Data
PHY(NCL):3-427: NMR spectroscopy: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. R. Rajamohanan
Quantum Mechanics of NMR, Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, Periodic table of NMR,
Heteronuclear double resonance experiments,
Magnetization transfer and signal
enhancement, NMR of diamagnetic and paramagnetic compounds, Multidimensional NMR:
2D NMR, 1H-1H correlations, Heteronuclear Correlation Spectroscopy, 2D Exchange
(EXSY), 2D NOESY, ROESY, DOSY Structure elucidation of small molecules, NMR of
macromolecules, Multidimensional NMR Spectra, NMR Spectroscopy of Solids, 2D
experiments in solids, semi rigid systems: HR MAS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In Vivo
NMR, Imaging, MRI, functional MRI, NMR imaging of materials.
PHY(NCL):3-428: Small Angle Scattering Techniques: 2-0-0-2
Course Coordinator: Dr. K. Guruswamy
SAXS and Fourier Transforms, General Theorems in Small Angle Scattering: Particulate
systems: Porod and Guinier regimes, Pair density distribution functions, Single particle form
factor for spheres, rods and plates, polydispersity, Structure factors for equilibrium
concentrated particulate systems, measured structure factors for systems exhibiting
polydispersity, Two phase systems: General Theorems, Detailed analysis of scattering from
lamellar systems, relevance to semicrystalline polymers.
PHY(NCL):4-001: CSIR-800 programme: 0-0-8-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
PHY(NCL):4-002: Project proposal writing (I & II): 0-0-8-4
Course Coordinator: Dr. P. A. Joy
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6. CSIR-NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research
Institute, Nagpur)
Ph.D Environmental Science
Sl. Code No.
No.
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PHY(NEERI)-2-451
PHY(NEERI)-2-452
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PHY(NEERI)-2-453
PHY(NEERI)-2-454
PHY(NEERI)-2-455
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PHY(NEERI)-2-456
PHY(NEERI)-2-457
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PHY(NEERI)-3-451
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PHY(NEERI)-3-452
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PHY(NEERI)-3-453
PHY(NEERI)-3-454
PHY(NEERI)-3-455
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Course Title
Compulsory courses
Research Methodology, Ethics,
Communication skills, lab safety
Analytical & Instrumentation
Techniques for Environment
Advanced Self Study designed by
Guide
CSIR 800 Societal Programme
Project Proposal Writing (I & II)
Optional Courses
Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology
Environmental Biotechnology,
Microbiology
Ecology
Environmental Genomics (+Lab)
Air and Noise Quality Control
Management
Water and Wastewater
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Management
Environmental Economics, Policy and
Law (Seminar)
Materials and Environmental
Applications (+Lab)
Bioremediation (+Lab)
Advanced Treatment Systems
Energy & Environment
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Brief Description of Courses at CSIR-NEERI
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY(NEERI):1- 001:Research Methodology:1-1-0-2
Course Coordinator: Mr. P.S. Dutt
Quantitative methodology
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries.
Normal
distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical
inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual
understanding/application of statistics. Application of statistical concepts/procedures.
Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design:
completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures.
Advanced theory, derivations of quantitative statistics. Descriptive statistics,
probability, normal distribution. One-/two-sample hypothesis tests, confidence
intervals. Chi square tests. One-way analysis of variance, follow up tests.
Analysis of variance designs (two-/three-way), repeated measures, correlation,
simple/multiple regression methods, non-parametric procedures, multivariate
analyses.
Survey methods, Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot
testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and
a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans.
Oral and written communication, thesis writing.
Creativity and out of box thinking
Intellectual property fundamentals.
Introduction to writing scientific papers.
Ethics in Science
Lab safety norms and guidelines
PHY(NEERI)-1-451: Analytical & Instrumentation Techniques for Environment:
2-0-2-3
Course Coordinator: Dr. G.L.Bodhe
Preparation of standard solution, ppm, ppb. Normal solutions Standard curves;
Concept of accuracy, precision and error, Sample reservations, handling of samples
and chemical in lab, Sample handling of Volatile and non-volatile organic
compounds, pH metry, Solvent partitioning, Titrimetry, Gravimetry
Instrumentation and analytical methods involved in the following techniques and their
applications in environment: Colorimetry, Spectrophotometry, Fluorescence
Spectroscopy, Visible, Atomic and Infrared spectrometry, Flame photometry, Atomic
Absorption Spectroscopy
Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, HPLC, Electrophoresis, X-ray diffraction, Xray fluorescence, X-ray Emission, Cytophotometry, Bomb colorimetrry, ICP-MS,
Utilization of different techniques for analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
(PAHs), Pesticide residues, Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Environment
Basics of Microbiological analysis, Laminar flow, autoclaving etc, preparations of
media for culture growth, Microscopy Handling of radioactive and hazardous
samples, Determination of radionuclide in the environmental samples: gamma
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spectrometry, alpha particle spectrometry, beta particle spectrometry, liquid
scintillation measurement Management of chemicals and waste generated in labs,
safety measures while handling chemicals and instruments, familiarity about various
symbols used on the bottles of chemicals etc.
PHY(NEERI)-4-001:
CSIR 800 Societal Programme
Course Coordinator:
:0- 0- 8- 4
The students have to undertake a project in rural area for 6-8 weeks in line with
CSIR-800 programme which is primarily prepared at empowering 800 million Indians
by way of S & T inventions. The theme for the project may be chosen from CSIR-800
document and as per expertise available at NEERI. Students will choose the topics
in consultation with Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC).
PHY(NEERI)-2-452 Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology
Course Coordinator: Dr. R.J.Krupadam, Dr. K Krishnamurthy
2- 0- 2- 3
Stoichiometry – First and Second law of Thermodynamics – Gibb’s free energy –
Chemical potential – Oxidation and Reduction, Nernt equation pH-pE diagrams,
Chemical Equillibria, Acid – Base reactions – Solubility product ,Application in heavy
metals removal– Solubility of gases in water –– Chemical kinetics – Colloids and
Coagulation, water treatment- Sorption- Radio nuclides and nuclear energy.
Transport and transformation of chemicals – Phase Interactions Degradation of food
stuffs(carbohydrates, proteins), Detergents, Pesticides, hydrocarbons(aliphatic and
aromatic) – Photolysis – Volatility – Classification of elements –– Complex formation
–– Hydrophobic interactions – Chemical speciation.
Photochemical reactions in the atmosphere- Degradation of VOCs– Chemical
process for the formation of inorganic and organic particulate matter – Oxygen and
Ozone chemistry.-Photochemical smog.
Soil classification– Inorganic and organic components of soil –physical and chemical
properties of soil- Acid -base and ion exchange reactions-Leaching-Salt affected soil.
Principles of green chemistry – Clean synthesis, – Atom economy – Environmental
factor ‘E’ and Quotient ‘Q’, Nano materials, CNT, TiO 2.
Toxicants, Distribution, Metabolism of toxicants, sites of action, classification of
toxicity – acute and sub-acute toxicity bioassay, Factors influencing toxicity,
Elimination of toxicants, Methods of toxicity testing – Evaluation - statistical
assessment, sediment toxicity, Bio- chemical markers/indicators, Toxicokinetics,
Bioconcentration, Bio-accumulation and Bio magnification in the environment.
Xenobiotics – Chemical carcinogenesis – Genotoxicity assays – Neurotoxicity, Skin
toxicity, Immunotoxicity. Renal toxicity, Endocrine disruptors, hormones, receptors.
Toxicity of monomers, solvents, intermediates, products – toxic substrates – Metals
and other inorganic Chemicals, Organic Compounds – Persistent chemicals.
Procedures for assessing the risk – Risk measurement and Mitigation of
environmental disorders – Factors in risk assessment.
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PHY(NEERI)-2-453 Environmental Biotechnology, Microbiology 2 0 2 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Mrs. A. Kapley
Biological Treatment of Wastewater – Aerobic System, Biological processes for
domestic and industrial waste water treatments; Aerobic systems - activated sludge
process, trickling filters, biological filters, rotating biological contractors (RBC),
Fluidized bed reactor (FBR), expanded bed reactor, Inverse fluidized bed biofilm
reactor (IFBBR) packed bed reactors air- sparged reactors, Biological Treatment of
Wastewater – Anaerobic System Anaerobic biological treatment - contact digesters,
packed column reactors, UASB.
Introduction, constraints and priorities of Bioremediation, Biostimulation of Naturally
occurring microbial activities, Bioaugmentation, in situ, ex situ, intrinsic & engineered
bioremediation, Solid phase bioremediation - land farming, prepared beds, soil piles,
Phytoremediation. Composting, Bioventing & Biosparging; Liquid phase
bioremediation
suspended
bioreactors,
fixed
biofilm
reactors.
Mining and Metal biotechnology – with special reference to Copper & Iron. Microbial
transformation, accumulation and concentration of metals, metal leaching, extraction
and future prospects. Microorganisms and energy requirements of mankind;
Production of nonconventional fuels - Methane (Biogas), Hydrogen, Alcohols and
algal hydrocarbons, Use of microorganisms in augmentation of petroleum recovery.
Introduction - Xenobiotic compounds, recalcitrance. hazardous wastes biodegradation of Xenobiotics . Biological detoxification - market for hazardous
biotechnology application to hazardous waste management - examples of
biotechnological applications to hazardous waste management – cyanide
detoxification - detoxification of oxalate, urea etc. - toxic organics - phenols.
Classification of microorganisms – prokaryotic, eukaryotic, cell structure,
characteristics, Preservation of microorganisms, DNA, RNA, replication,
Recombinant DNA technology.
Distribution of microorganisms – Distribution / diversity of Microorganisms – fresh
and marine, terrestrial – microbes in surface soil, Air – outdoor and Indoor, aerosols,
biosafety in Laboratory – Extreme Environment – archaebacteria – Significance in
water supplies – problems and control. Concentration and detection of virus,
Transmissible diseases.
Nutrition and metabolism in microorganisms, growth phases, carbohydrate, protein,
lipid metabolism – respiration, aerobic and anaerobic-fermentation, glycolysis, Kreb’s
cycle, hexose monophosphate pathway, electron transport system, oxidative
phosphorylation, environmental factors, enzymes, Bioenergetics.
Transmission of pathogens – Bacterial, Viral, Protozoan, Indicator organisms of
water – Coliforms - total coliforms, E-coli, Streptococcus, Clostridium, Control of
microorganisms; Microbiology of biological treatment processes – aerobic and
anaerobic,  -oxidation, β-oxidation, nitrification and denitrification, eutrophication.
Factors influencing toxicity. Effects – acute, chronic, concentration response
relationships. Test organisms – toxicity testing, Bioconcentration – Bioaccumulation,
biomagnification, bioassay, biomonitoring, bioleaching.
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PHY(NEERI)-2-454 Ecology 2 0 0 2
Course Coordinator: Dr. Mrs. A. Juwarkar
Objective
To acquaint the students with the concept of ecology so that they get well versed
with different ecosystems and try to relate them in their day to day life
A brief history; Concept, and major branches Concept of Speciation: Types and
process Extinction: A brief history and reasons
Community Ecology: Concept, Characteristics and dynamics; Interactions;
Developmentof community (Plant Succession); Parasitism; Prey-Predator
relationship
Population
Ecology:
Characteristics
of
Interactions;Regulation; Population genetics
population;
Dynamics
and
Aquatic Ecosystem: Fresh water and Marine system, their types, characteristics and
components; Wetlands, their Significance and conservation, Eutrophication and
remedial measures
Terrestrial ecosystems: Major terrestrial biomes - Forest, Desert, and Grassland (a
brief account); Relationship between Precipitation and temperature in determining
the vegetation; Forest Types of India (a concise account)
Biological Invasion: Concept; Pathways of Invasion; Process of Invasion; Mechanism
of Invasions; Impact of Invasive Species - Ecological, Environmental, Economical;
Some examples of major invasive plants and animals in India
Sustainable Development: The Concept and strategies of sustainable development
Biodiversity: Definition; levels of diversity; alpha, beta and gamma diversity, and their
measurement; ‘Biodiversity Hotspots’ – concept and a brief account; Biodiversity
hotspots of India: a short account; Concept of endangered and threatened species:
IUCN Categories of Extinction; Names of a few endangered and threatened animals
and plants (of India); Strategies for biodiversity conservation: Concept of Protected
Area Networks -National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves (A brief
account)
PHY(NEERI)-2-455
Environmental Genomics
Course Coordinator: Dr. H.J.Purohit
2 0 2 3
History of genetic engineering, restriction, modifying and polymerase enzymes used
in genetic engineering, vectors used in genetic engineering of microbes, Bacterial
hosts used in cloning and expression. MolecularTechniques: Isolation of nucleic
acids (DNA, RNA, e-DNA, Metagenome), PCR, optimization of PCR, gene specific
and degenerate primer design, automated DNA sequencing, pyrosequencing,
Principles and techniques of nucleic acid hybridization and Cot curves; Southern
blotting techniques; Polymerase chain reaction; RAPD, Real Time PCR, RT- PCR
Construction of cDNA library, PCR based cDNA library, subtractive cDNA library,
normalized cDNA library, genomic DNA library, BAC library, Cloning methods using
restriction enzymes, cloning in expression vector, cloning of PCR products.
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Phylogenetics, cladistics and ontology; Phylogenetic representations – graphs, trees
and cladograms; Steps in phylogenetic analysis; Methods of phylogenetic analysis –
similarity and distance tables, distance matrix method; Method of calculation of
distance matrix (UPGMA, WPGMA); The Neighbour Joining Method;– maximum
parsimony, maximum likelihood; Phylogenetic softwares –PHYLIP
Genome maps and types; current sequencing technologies; partial sequencing; gene
identification; gene prediction rules and software’s; Genome databases; Annotation
of genome. Genome diversity: taxonomy and significance of genomes
Methods of sequence alignment: Sequence similarity searches and alignment tools –
dynamic programming algorithms; Needlman-Wunch and Smith Waterman, Optimal
global alignment and optimal local alignment; Concept ; Programmes (Dot matrix,
Dot plot, Dynamic programming) ;Similarity Searches ; Sequence repeats and
inversion; Database searching (BLAST and FASTA.Multiple Sequence alignment
(MSA) – significance; softwares (Clustal, , ClustalW, Meme)
PHY(NEERI)-2-456 Air and Noise Quality Control Management 2 0 2
Course Coordinator: Dr. S.K. Goyal
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Structure and composition of Atmosphere – Definition, Scope and Scales of Air
Pollution – Sources and classification of air pollutants and their effect on human
health, vegetation, animals, property, aesthetic value and visibility- Ambient Air
Quality and Emission standards – Air Pollution Indices – Emission Inventories –
Ambient and stack sampling and Analysis of Particulate and Gaseous Pollutants.
Effects of meteorology on Air Pollution - Fundamentals, Atmospheric stability,
Inversion, Wind profiles and stack plume patterns- Atmospheric Diffusion Theories –
Dispersion models, Software application, Plume rise, Effective stack height .
Factors affecting Selection of Control Equipment – Gas Particle Interaction, –
Working principle, Design and performance equations of Gravity Separators
(cyclone) , Centrifugal separators Fabric filters, Particulate Scrubbers, Electrostatic
Precipitators – Operational Considerations - Process Control and Monitoring –
Costing of APC equipment – Case studies for stationary and mobile sources.
Factors affecting Selection of Control Equipment – Working principle, Design and
performance equations of absorption, Adsorption, condensation, Incineration, Bio
scrubbers, Bio filters – Process control and Monitoring - Operational Considerations
- Costing of APC Equipment – Case studies for stationary and mobile sources.
Sources and Effects of Noise Pollution – Measurement – Standards –Control and
Preventive measures
PHY(NEERI)-2-457
Water and Wastewater 2 1 0 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. N.S.Raman
Water treatment concepts; pretreatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment,
tertiary treatment. Water quality standards; characteristics. Theory and design of
physicochemical unit operations; screening, grit, removal equalisation,
sedimentation, floatation, caogulation-flocculation, filtration, disinfection, membrane
processes, desalination, ion-exchange, aeration/gas transfer, precipitation,
adsorption. Hydraulics of treatment plant; flow measurement and hydraulic control
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points, hydraulic analysis of unit operations, hydraulic profile through the treatment
plant.
Wasterwater treatment concepts; pretreatment, primary treatment, secondary
treatment, tertiary treatment. Water quality standards; characteristics. Theory and
design of physicochemical unit operations; screening, grit, removal equalisation,
sedimentation. Theory and design of biological unit operations; aerobic and
anaerobic processes; Aerobic unit operations for organic carbon removal such as
activated sludge, tricling filter, oxidation ditch, oxidations ponds, aerated lagoons,
root zone treatment, vermifilter etc. Anaerobic operations for organic carbon removal
such as UASB, filters, fluidised/expanded bed systems etc. Biological unit operations
for nitrogen and phosphorus removal. Theory and design of Sludge treatment,
sludge thickening, sludge drying, incineration, aerobic and anaerobic digestion of
sludges. Theory and design of wastewater disposal and systems;disposal to inland
water bodies, sea/ocean disposal; land/underground disposal.
PHY(NEERI)-2-458 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 2 0 2 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. S.Y.Bodhke
Objective
To impart knowledge on the elements of managing solid wastes from Municipal and
industrial sources including the related engineering principles, design criteria,
methods and equipments.
Types and Sources of solid and hazardous wastes - Need for solid and hazardous
waste management Elements of integrated waste management and roles of
stakeholders - Salient features of Indian legislations on management and handling of
municipal solid wastes, hazardous wastes, biomedical wastes, lead acid batteries,
electronic wastes , plastics and fly ash – Financing waste management.
Waste generation rates and variation - Composition, physical, chemical and
biological properties of solid wastes – Hazardous Characteristics – TCLP tests –
waste sampling and characterization plan - Source reduction of wastes –Waste
exchange - Extended producer responsibility - Recycling and reuse
Handling and segregation of wastes at source – storage and collection of municipal
solid wastes – Analysis of Collection systems - Need for transfer and transport –
Transfer stations Optimizing waste allocation– compatibility, storage, labeling and
handling of hazardous wastes – hazardous waste manifests and transport
Objectives of waste processing – material separation and processing technologies –
biological and chemical conversion technologies – methods and controls of
Composting - thermal conversion technologies and energy recovery – incineration –
solidification and stabilization of hazardous wastes - treatment of biomedical wastes
Waste disposal options – Disposal in landfills - Landfill Classification, types and
methods – site selection - design and operation of sanitary landfills, secure landfills
and landfill bioreactors – leachate and landfill gas management – landfill closure and
environmental monitoring – Rehabilitation of open dumps – landfill remediation
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PHY(NEERI)-3-451 Environmental Economics, Policy and Law
Course Coordinator: Mr. P.S.Dutt
2 0 2
3
Broad aspects of environmental economics; society and environment, sustainable
development, management of environment, regional and global environmental
strategies, environmental movements. Environmental legislation; role of U.N. and its
associate bodies, role of world bank, administering global environmental funds,
environmental programmes and policies in developed and developing countries,
environmental programmes and policies of the government of India, structural
changes for environmental managements, sectoral policies regarding land, water,
forestry, energy, industrial pollution, and human resources development.
Environmental impact assessment (EIA); rationale and historical development of
EIA, methodologies and socio-economic aspects of EIA, status of EIAs in india, case
studies stressing socio-economic aspects of EIA. Planning Levels, physical planning
and development Cost-Benefit analysis, methods of economic evaluation of
intangible environmental resources; contingent method, travel cost, opportunity cost
concept of consumer behaviour, environmental consumerism
PHY(NEERI)-3-452 Materials and Environmental Applications 2 0 2 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Mrs. S. Rayalu
Molecular environmental science ,Re-engineered materials and environmental
processes, Surface Science and Catalysis including, biomaterials, biomimetic
materials, Catalyst synthesis, Supported Catalysts, Biocatalysis ,Photocatalysis,
Biophotocatalysis and Environmental catalysis for solar fuels, GHG Emissions and
Control , carbon capture and valorisation, biomass gasification , bioenergy and
biochar, Adsorption and Water treatment, Catalysts for Renewable energy;
Surface Science and Catalysis including Heterogeneous Catalysis, Catalyst
synthesis, Supported Catalysts, Photocatalysis, Environmental catalysis including air
pollution control. Ion-exchange, Adsorption and Water treatment, Catalysts for
Renewable energy; GHG Emissions and Control
Zeolites and zeolite-like materials (e.g., crystalline microporous aluminophosphates
and their derivatives), mesoporous oxides like silica, silica-alumina etc., metal
organic frameworks, pillared clays, porous carbons and related materials,
Nanoporous materials their synthesis/preparation and structure, post-synthetic
modification,
characterization
and
use
in
various
applications
like
adsorption/separation, catalysis etc.
PHY(NEERI)-3-453 Bioremediation 2 0 2 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. Mrs. A. Juwarkar
Concept and dynamics of ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles; Types of ecosystems,
Community structure and organisation; Environmental pollution and importance of
microbes,
Bioremediation:
Microcosms,
Mesocosms,
Bioaugmentation,
Biostimulation
Biodiversity, Climate change research, Microbe-Plant interactions, Eco-restoration
and Remediation technologies, Environmental Management, Waste management
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through Eco-friendly approaches, Constructed wetlands for treatment of
Wastewaters, Biomolecules in remediation, Microbial diversity in different
Ecosystem, Bioremediation/Phytoremediation, Carbon sequestration and Clean
Development Mechanisms, Resource recovery from waste, Bio-energy, Bioproduct,
Environmental Biotchnology, Green chemistry.
PHY(NEERI)-3-454 Advanced Treatment Systems 3 0 0 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. S.Y.Bodhke
Gas phase transfer: Aeration systems, Design of aeration systems.
Membrane filtration: Introduction , Process classification, Membrane configurations,
Membrane operation for micro filtration, Ultra filtration and Reverse osmosis, Design
of membrane systems
Microbial growth kinetics, Modelling suspended and attached growth treatment
processes. Suspended growth processes for biological nitrification and
denitrification, Biological nitrogen and phosphorous removal.
Advanced oxidation processes, aeration/stripping, adsorption, nanoparticles, low
pressure membrane processes, and sea water desalination. Principles of mass and
momentum transport, aquatic chemistry and chemical reaction engineering are
applied to these unit processes
Anaerobic sludge blanket processes, Design considerations for Up flow Anaerobic
Sludge Blanket process. Theory and design of Sludge treatment, sludge thickening,
sludge drying, incineration, aerobic and anaerobic digestion of sludge.
Wetland and aquatic treatment systems; Types, application, Treatment kinetics and
effluent variability in constructed wetlands and aquatic systems, Free water surface
and subsurface constructed wetlands, Floating plants (water hyacinths and
duckweed), Combination systems, Design procedures for constructed wetlands,
Management
of
constructed
wetlands
and
aquatic
systems.
Physical separation for hazardous solid wastes , gravity flotation, dissolved air
flotation, air stripping. Steam stripping, Solvent extraction. Sorption processes and
chemical treatment including hydroxide, sulfide, carbonate precipitation, Solidification
and stabilization, Oxidation ad reduction of solid wastes. Thermal treatment and
incinerator design. Biological treatment introduction and configuration. Safe disposal
methodologies. Quantitative Risk analysis and site remediation.
PHY(NEERI)-3-455 Energy & Environment 3 0 0 3
Course Coordinator: Dr. N.Labhasetwar
Energy Crisis: Historical events, energy requirement of society in past and present
situation, availability and need of conventional energy resources, major
environmental problems related to the conventional energy resources, future
possibilities of energy need and availability. Non-conventional energy sources: Hydel
power plant, tidal energy, biomass energy, wind energy, Hydrogen as a source of
energy, energy conversion technologies, their principles,equipment and suitability in
context
of
India.
Environmental
impacts
of
these
technologies.
Solar Energy option: Sun as source of energy, direct methods of solar energy
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collection,process of photovoltaic energy conversion, solar energy conversion
technologies and devices, their principles, working and application, environmental
impacts of solar energy. Biomass option: Concept of biomass energy utilization,
types of biomass energy, conversion processes, biogas production, biomass
gasification process and technologies, environmental impacts of biomass energy.
Energy Storage: Types of energy storage, devices for sensible and latent heat
storage,energy storage in dry batteries, nickel-cadmium batteries, secondary heat
storage,chemical storage, environmental consequences of energy storage systems.
Heat Energy recovery systems: Approaches to waste Energy Utilization,
Equipment,Utilization System, objective , principles of heat transfer, Gas to Gas heat
transfer, Gas to Liquid heat transfer, Recovery of waste heat in coil coating, Nonconventional liquid fuels, Heat recovery by Cogeneration.
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7. CSIR-NGRI (National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad)
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Research Methodology
(Data management, Technical writing,
communication skills, Ethical standard,
Upholding environmental and human
concerns)
Introduction to Geosciences
(Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry,
GIS)
Geophysical Signal Processing ,
Inverse theory and Computational
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Geodynamics
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Geophysical Continua
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Geophysical Inverse Theory
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Advanced Seismic and other
geophysical techniques for energy
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Nonlinear dynamics and fractals in
earth sciences
Electrical and Electromagnetic methods
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Advanced Geochemistry and
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Geochronology (+Isotope Geology)
Groundwater Exploration, Modeling and 2
Water quality assessment
Space Geodesy
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Advanced Seismology
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PHY (NGRI)-3-497
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PHY(NGRI)-3-499
Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism,
Archaeomagnetism
Potential Field theory, Gravity and
Magnetics
Geohazards and geological Risk
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Planetary Geology
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PHY(NGRI)-3-001
Advanced self study as special topics
in Geophysics
PHY (NGRI)-4-001 CSIR-800 Societal Programme
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Project Proposal Writing (I & II)
(Geophysics) / Project Proposal Writing
(I & II) (Geology)
Brief Description of Physical Science Courses at CSIR-NGRI
(Course Level-Wise)
PHY(NGRI):1-001: Research Methodology: 1-1-0-2
(Data management, Technical writing, Communication skills, Ethical standard,
Upholding environmental and human concerns)
Course Coordinator: Prof. M.K.Sen and Senior Scientists
The course is mainly intended to provide motivation and foundation for students
that are working to promote responsible conduct of research for scientific
excellence. The topics will include: general practices followed in research,
orientation, literature and data management, Technical writing, communication
skills, Technical writing and presentation, safety practices in lab, IPR and Ethical
aspects in science, Ethical standard required of individual researchers, supervisors,
reviewers, editors and science managers, upholding environmental and human
concerns in conducting experiments and geophysical exploration.
PHY(NGRI)-2-486: Introduction to Geosciences ): 4-0-0-4
(Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry, GIS)
Course Coordinators: Group of scientists from - geology, Geophysics and
Geochemistry
1. The solar system: Origin of the solar system, Earth and other planets
2. Fundamentals of geochemistry, origin of elements, geochemical classification
of elements, ion substitutions and geochemical distribution and dispersal of
chemical elements.
3. Fundamentals of crystallography: definitions of crystalline and amorphous
states, Morphology of crystals, Symmetry elements, Miller indices and
Classification of crystals into 7 systems. Basic mineralogy: definitions, physical
and optical properties of minerals and descriptive mineralogy of olivine, pyroxene,
garnet, amphibole, micas, quartz, feldspars and feldspathoides and oxides.
4. Fundamentals of petrology: Definition of rocks, classification, basics of
petrography, descriptive petrology of: (a) Igneous rocks–granite, granodiorite,
syenite, porphritic granite, pegmatite gabbro, dunite, dolerite, rhyolite, basalt; (b)
Sedimentary rocks- mode of formation source, transportation and deposition,
classification of sedimentary rocks; brief description of conglomerate, breccia,
sandstone, shale, limestone,
5. Dolomite, shelly limestone; (c) Metamorphic Rock: Definition, Types and agents
of metamorphism, grades and zones of metamorphism. Description of Quartzite,
marble, slate, phyllite, schist, gneiss, charnockite, and khondalite.
6. The dynamic Earth: Surface processes, Concepts of Plate Tectonics, Plate
boundaries, Subduction Zones, Hot Spots and mantle plumes, Flood basalt
provinces, Triple junctions, mid-oceanic ridges, transform faults, island arcs,
foreland basins, back arc basins, sea mounts, bathymetry, Continental Drift, Sea
Floor Spreading, making and breaking of continents (Pangaea, Rodinia,
Gondwanaland).
Final Draft
7. Concept of stratigraphy, standard geological time scale, principles of
correlation; introduction to ore minerals, gangue, ore and ore deposits; brief
account of mineral resources of India
8. Gravity and Figure of the Earth: (a) Size and shape of the Earth, Gravitation,
Figure of the Earth, Geoid; (b) Density distribution in the Earth, Gravity
anomalies; (c) Concepts of Isostasy Seismology and Internal Structure of the
Earth: (a) Elastic waves and their propagation, physical properties of rocks, P
waves, S waves, Surface waves including Rayleigh and Love waves,
identification of phases in seismograms. (b) Structure of the earth, crust, mantle,
core, lithosphere and asthenosphere. (c) Types of seismographs, Earthquake
magnitude and intensity, Location of earthquakes, types of earthquake faulting,
focal mechanism; (d) Great earthquakes, Seismic hazard
9. The Earth’s Heat: (a) Heat Flow, sources of heat inside the Earth, Heat transport
in the Earth, Thermal storage and transport properties of rocks, rock radioactivity;
(b) Distribution of heat flow in continents and oceans, equation of heat
conduction, continental and oceanic geotherm.
10. Geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism: (a) Magnetic elements and description
of the Earth’s magnetic field; (b) Origin of Earth’s magnetic field, magnetic
reversals; (c) Palaeomagnetism, Continental Drift and Polar Wander
11. Methods in exploration geophysics: Fundamentals of (a) controlled source
seismic studies, seismic refraction and reflection methods, (b) Gravity and
magnetic methods, (c) electrical and electromagnetic methods, (d) radioactive
methods and (e) well logging; applications in geosciences.
12. Geographical Information System (GIS), software, techniques and applications
in geosciences.
PHY(NGRI)-2-487: Geophysical Signal Processing, Inverse Theory and
Computational Methods: 3-1-0-4
NGRI 2-487A: Geophysical Signal Processing
Course Coordinators: Dr.S.K.Ghosh and Dr.R.K.Tiwari
Even and odd functions, Fourier transform and its properties, Discrete Fourier
transform, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm, Z-transform and its relation with
Fourier transform, Hilbert transform analytic signal, instantaneous phase and
frequency, Definition of Radon transform.
Time and frequency sampling
Theorem, Nyquist frequency, aliasing, Comb function, stationary time series, Wold
decomposition theorem, ergodicity, continuous and discrete data, concepts of signal
and noise, cross-and auto-correlations in deterministic and statistical senses,
spectrum in terms of correlation functions, computation of spectrum for discrete data,
concept of maximum entropy, concepts of windows and criterion for optimum
window, different kinds of windows. Principles of digital filtering in time and
frequency domains, amplitude and phase characteristics of digital filters, low pass,
high pass and band pass filters, Wiener filter, deconvolution , predictive
Final Draft
deconvolution, Beam-steering with an array of N detectors, velocity filtering, effects
of sampling on gravity and magnetic interpretation, FFT in two or more dimensions,
vertical derivatives and their interpretation as filters, Upward and downward
continuation as a filtering process.
NGRI 2-487 B : Inverse Theory
Course Coordinators : Dr Ravi Srivastav, Dr Abhay Ram Bansal
Introduction- Forward and Inverse problem, what is an inverse problem? An untold
inverse: Deconvolution Interpretation of inaccurate, insufficient and inconsistent data
Examples Geophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Medicine etc.
Linear Algebra- Review Vectors and Matrices simple operations, Vector spaces,
projections and null space, Matrix and Vector norms, Matrix factorization, Inversion,
Ill-posed matrices, Eigen values and eigenvectors physical meaning, condition
numbers
Classical Inverse Theory- Existence, stability, uniqueness, Under-determined, Over
determined and mixed determined problems, Least squares and maximum
likelihood, Data and Model Norm, Lagrange multipliers, Statistical description,
Likelihood, Prior and posterior.
NGRI 2-487 C: Preliminary Statistics and Computational Methods
Course Coordinators : Dr BPK Patro, Dr D.V. Ramanna
Introduction to Statistical Methods – Mean values and standard deviations,
probability, conditional and joint probability, Baye’s theorem, Binomial, Normal and
Poisson Distributions, Gaussian limit of the binomial distribution, Distribution of
several random variables, Continuous distributions, Testing of Hypothesis. Sampling and Large Sample Test-Chi-square test, Theory of Estimation,
Optimization techniques and Time Series
Analysis. Random variables, Random numbers, Probability, Probability distribution,
distribution function and density functions, Examples of distribution and density
functions, Joint an marginal probability distributions, Mathematical expectation,
moments, variances, and covariances, Conditional probability, Monte Carlo
integration, Importance sampling, Stochastic processes, Markov chain,
homogeneous inhomogeneous, irreducible and aperiodic processes, The limiting
probability.
Numerical computation of derivatives: interpolation, extrapolation of functions,
Newton-Raphson Method for finding roots, Numerical solutions of differential
equations, Introduction to finite difference and finite element methods for solving
partial differential equations, First-order differential equations, Higher order
differential equations, Separation of variables, series solutions-Frobenius Method,
Greens function, Heat flow or Diffusion Partial Differential Equations,
PHY(NGRI)-3-001: Advanced self study as special topics in Geophysics:0-2-4-4
Course Coordinator :Ph.D Guide
Final Draft
PHY(NGRI)-3-486: Geodynamics: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : Dr. R. N. Singh, Dr. V.K. Ghalaut
GEODYNAMICS: Plate tectonics, convergent, divergent and transform plate
boundaries, Global seismicity in the concept of plate tectonics, seismic zones
associated with rift systems, transform boundaries, subduction zones and collisional
tectonics. Orogeny, epeirogeny and isostasy. Concept and classification of
tectonic associations. Tectonic classification of India. Palaeomagnetism and past
plate motions, with special reference to the Indian plate. Heat flow, heat sources,
heat transfer and geothermics. Heat flow, geothermal gradient and diffusion.
Calculation of equilibrium and evolving geotherms. Plate cooling models. Thermal
structure of the oceanic lithosphere. Bending or flexure of thin elastic plate.
Driving forces for plate motions. The oceanic lithosphere - ridges, transform
faults, trenches and oceanic islands. The continental lithosphere, cratons,
sedimentary basins, continental margins and rift zones. Mantle petrology and
chemical composition. Silicate phase transitions and correlation with mantle
discontinuities. The upper mantle transition zone. Structure of the lower mantle
and core. Models of mantle convection, evidence for single and double-layered
convection.
PHY(NGRI)-3-487: Geophysical Continua: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : , Dr. A. Manglik, Dr. R. N. Singh
Fundamentals of Tensors: Vector and matrix algebra, the tensor concept and its
advantages, zeroth–order tensors, First-order tensors, second order tensors,
examples.
CONTINUUM HYPOTHESIS: Introduction, Notion of a Continuum, Configuration of a
Continuum, Mass and density, Description of motion, Material and spatial
coordinates. FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND
RHEOLOGY: Introduction, Conservation of mass, Balance of linear momentum,
General solutions of the equation of equilibrium, Balance energy, Entropy,
constitutive relationships, rheological properties of minerals and rocks, rheological
models used in geodynamics. Exercises. STRESS: Introduction, Body forces and
surface forces, Stress component, Stress tensor, Normal and shear stresses,
Principal stresses, Stress-deviator, Boundary condition for the stress tensor, PiolaKirchhoff stress tensors, Exercises, Mohr representation. DEFORMATION:
Introduction, Deformation gradient tensor, Stretch and Rotation, Strain tensors,
Strain-displacement relations, Infinitesimal strain tensor, Infinitesimal strain tensor,
Infinitesimal stretch and rotation, Compatibility condition, Principal strains. ELASTIC
EQUATIONS: Introduction, Generalized Hooke’s law. Displacement formulation,
Stress formulation, Beltrami Michell equation, some static problems, Elastic waves,
Exercises. Theory of faulting, Focal mechanisms, Stress modelling, geophysical
applications. HEAT
CONDUCTION: Thermal structure of lithosphere, Generalized heat conduction
equation, Sources of thermal perturbation (external perturbations vs. internal heat
sources), Solution of heat conduction eq (steady state and transient) for given
boundary conditions an internal heat sources, application to continental and oceanic
lithosphere, methods to determine heat flow and measure radiogenic heat sources,
heat flow- heat generation relationship, moving boundary problems. EQUATIONS
Final Draft
OF FLUID MECHANICS: Fluid as a continuum, stress, strain rate, viscosity, viscous
and inviscid fluids; Conservation laws and constitutive relationship; Euler and
Bernoulli equations, channel and pipe flow, viscous heating; Stokes flow; NavierStokes equation; Boundary layer concept, boundary layer instability analysis;
Thermal convection; Viscosity structure of the Earth’s interior; exercises
PHY(NGRI)-3-488: Geophysical Inverse Theory: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : Dr R.P. Srivastava , Professor M. K. Sen
Direct inversion methods: Model based inversion methods, linear inverse methods
and solution of linear inverse problems, Stability and uniqueness-singular value
decomposition analysis, Methods of constraining the solution, Uncertainty estimates,
Iterative linear methods for quasi-linear problems, Bayesian formulation, Solution
using probabilistic formulation, Linear case, case of weak non-linearity, quasi-linear
case. Monte Carlo Methods: Enumerative or grid search techniques, Monte Carlo
inversion, Hybrid Monte-Carlo-linear inversion, Direct Monte Carlo methods.
Simulated Annealing Methods: Metropolis algorithm, Mathematical model and
asymptotic convergence , Heat bath algorithm, Mathematical model and asymptotic
convergence, Simulated annealing without rejected moves, Fast simulated
annealing, Very fast simulated reannealing, Mean , Neurons, Hopfield neural
networks, Avoiding local minimum, Mean field theory, Using SA in geophysical
inversion, Bayesian formulation. Genetic Algorithms : A classified GA, Coding,
selection, crossover , mutation, Schemata and the fundamental theorem of genetic
algorithm, problems, Combining elements of SA into a new GA, A mathematical
model of a GA , Multimodal fitness functions, genetic drift, Uncertainty estimates,
evolutionary programming. Geophysical Applications of SA and GA: 1-d Seismic
waveform inversion, Application of heat bath SA, Application of GA, Real data
examples, Hybrid GA/LI, Pre-stack migration velocity estimation, I-D earth structure,
2-D earth structure, Inversion of resistivity sounding data for I-D earth models, Exact
parameterization, Over parameterization with smoothing, Inversion of resistivity
profiling data for 2-D earth models, Inversion of synthetic data , Inversion of field
data, Inversion of magneto telluric sounding data for I-D earth models , Stochastic
reservoir modeling, Seismic de-convolution by mean field annealing and Hopfield
network. Uncertainty Estimation: Methods of Numerical Integration, Grid search or
enumeration, Monte Carlo integration, Importance sampling, Multiple MAP
estimation, simulated annealing: The Gibbs’ sampler, Numerical examples, Inversion
of noisy synthetic vertical electric sounding data.
PHY(NGRI)-3-489: Advanced seismic methods and other geophysical
techniques for Energy Resources: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : K. Sain and Dr. B Singh, Prof M.K. Sen
Hydrocarbons: Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Exploration with special emphasis of
Seismic data acquisition, Modeling/Inversion, Seismic data processing; Basic
Geological Concepts about sedimentary basins for hydrocarbon generation,
migration and accumulation in different traps, Classification and formation
mechanism of different type of traps.
1. Seismic Interpretation of different Geological structures for hydrocarbon
exploration
2. Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy
3. Direct Detection of Hydrocarbon using Hydrocarbon Indicators.
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4. Modern topics in seismic exploration studies.
5. Exploration for Gas Hydrates,Gas-hydrates - Definition; Structure; Morphology;
Host
rock; Phase curve; Factors on stability of gas-hydrates; Geological control;
Petroleum
system; Geological, Geochemical and Micro-biological proxies; Energy potential;
Seafloor instability
Seismics - Data Acquisition; Data processing; Pre-stack depth migration; Energy
Partitioning; AVO modeling; A-B cross plot; Seismic attributes; Attenuation;
Inverse-Q Filter; Traveltime tomography; Full-waveform inversion; Impedance
inversion; Modeling of OBS data; Vp/Vs;
Rock physics - Biot-Gasmann theory; Effective medium theory; Logs - Sonic;
Resistivity; Density; Chloride anomaly
6. Geothermal Energy Basic concepts of heat flow and heat transfer, Geothermal
systems and resources Geophysical, Geological and geochemical techniques for
exploration, Thermal energy of the oceans and related topics.
7. Reservoir characterization is a process that lies between the discovery phase
and the reservoir management phase. Key objectives of reservoir characterization
focus on modelling each reservoir unit, predicting well behavior, understanding past
reservoir performance, and forecasting future reservoir performance.
Defining the purpose: Clarifying the reservoir characterization process and
deliverables, Overview of reservoir, Rock and fluid properties, Basics of reservoir
rock physics, An overview of seismic inversion, Introduction to Hampson Russell
software, Hands on experience on HRS, Geo-statistical simulation of reservoir
properties and. Case Studies
PHY(NGRI)-3-490: Nonlinear dynamics and fractal in earth sciences: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : Dr. Nimisha Vedanti, Dr. R. K. Tiwari
CONCEPT OF NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS, Basics of fractal, various definitions of
fractal, Random fractal, Brownian Motion, Definition of Chaos, Deterministic Chaos,
Logistic Map, Different Routes to Chaos, Taken’s theory of embedding dimension,
Phase Space, Various methods for estimation of Dimension, Concept of Entropy,
Determination of Entropy and Liyapunove exponent, Non-linear Forecasting
Approaches, Critical Catastrophe Theory and application to Critical Phenomenon.
Principal Component Analysis
Fractal theory and its applications :Mathematical background, Transformations:
rotation, translation, scaling, Basic set theory, Measures and mass distribution, Basic
probability theory, Fractal Geometry, Analysis of geometrical objects for fractal
behavior, Self similar and self affine, Definition and computation of fractal dimension,
Statistical fractal Power law, Testing a time series for fractal behavior, Hurst
coefficient, Variogram, Co-variance ,Multi-fractal, Few applications of fractal theory in
Earth sciences, Scaling power spectrum, b-value computation, Fractal dimension
and its relation with some of the physical phenomenon, viz. occurrence of
earthquakes, flow in porous media etc.
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), The Brain as a Dynamical System., Neural
Dynamics Activations and Signals; Activation Models: Neural Dynamical Systems,
Final Draft
Additive Neuronal Dynamics, Additive Neuronal Feedback, Additive Activation
Models, General Neural Activations: Cohen-Grossberg and Multiplicative Models.
Back propagation algorithm (BPA) ANN. Concept of Bayesian statistics and various
aspects of ANN modeling and prediction
PHY (NGRI)-3-491: Electrical and Electromagnetic methods: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : , Dr B.P.K.Patro, Dr S.K. Verma
Static fields in free space: Electric charges, coulomb’s law, Newton’s law, Field
intensity, lines of force, charge density, Potential, Conservative fields, equipotent
surface, Potential gradient, Poisson’s and Laplace Equations, Field and potential of
charged sphere, line charge, electric dipole, arbitrary distribution of charges, double
layer.
Dialectics and Conductors: nature of dielectrics and conductors, Polar and non
polar dielectrics, Polarization and displacement, Electrostatic equation for dielectrics,
boundary conditions between two dielectrics, conducting body in electrostatic field,
boundary conditions between a dielectric and conductor, tensor of polarizability,
capacitance
Harmonic Functions: Orthogonal curvilinear coordinates, spherical and cylindrical
coordinates, uniqueness theorem of harmonic functions, method of images, mean
value of potential, Green’s theorem, Green’s function, solution of Laplace equation in
unbounded region, Green’s equivalent stratum, Dirichlet and Nueman problems,
Solution of Laplace equation by separation of variables
Electric Fields in Conductors: Current & current density, Ohm’s law in differential
& integral form; equation of continuity, Lap lace’s equation and boundary conditions;
point electrode near the boundary of two conducting media; dissipation of energy in
current flow; relation between resistance and capacitance
Magnetic fields: concept, magnetic field of current, magnetic field of a circular loop
& solenoidal current, Integral and differential forms of Ampere’s law, magnetic flux,
Magnetic vector potential, magnetic dipole, magnetic media magnetization vector, Hfield,
magnetic
susceptibility
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permeability,
boundary
conditions,
Ferromagnetism, magnetic poles, magnetic scalar potential, magnetic circuit, relation
between gravity and magnetic potentials.
Law of electromagnetic induction, self & mutual inductance, electric & magnetic
energy densities, discharge of a capacitor through inductance and resistance,
displacement currents, electromagnetic energy and Poynting’s theorem,
Maxwell’s equations and in complex notation, Wave equation, waves in conducting
media, vector and scalar potentials of an electromagnetic field, electromagnetic
radiation from an oscillating dipole.
Brief concepts of Electrical methods – data acquisition and processing of data.
Concept of apparent resistivity. Homogeneous anisotropic earth potential.
Description of geoelectric section. Interpretation of resistivity sounding for horizontal
boundaries. Resistivity profiling, apparent resistivity about structures of geometrical
shape and arbitrary shape. Basic concepts of IP, time and frequency domains,
theoretical and model work
Final Draft
The Electromagnetic theory of induction. Brief concepts of electromagnetic depth
soundings. Computation of response for loop and dipole sources for two and three
layer earth models. Interpretation of EM sounding Curves. Forward problem –
graphical and scale modeling. Inverse problem. Brief concepts of transient sounding
– data acquisition and processing. Interpretation of transient EM Soundings. Induced
polarization soundings – Parameters involved in measurement, time and frequency
domain methods. Brief introduction of MT soundings, data analysis, electromagnetic
induction, plane, spherical, non-uniform conductors and model experiments –
numerical methods. Data analysis of MT method – Fourier spectra and spectral
analysis of various components.
Principles of other EM methods – AFMAG, VLF and Radiowave mapping
methods. Brief description of finite element modeling used for VLF method.
Interpretation of AFMAG and Radiowave mapping methods.
PHY (NGRI)-3-492: Advanced Geochemistry and Geochronology (+Isotope
Geology): 2-1-2-4
Course Coordinators : Dr. Anil Kumar , Dr. YJ. Bhas Dr. Anil Kumar kar Rao, Dr.
EVSSK. Babu, Dr. C. Manikyamba
Petrology:
 of isotopic dating
 Definitions
 Basics of Petrography
 Classification of rocks into Igneous, sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks.
Igneous Petrology:
 Magma and magma genesis, Partial melting and Magmatic differentiation,
Contamination and Mixing of magmas, Role of Volatile components, Binary
and Ternary systems
 Textures and structures of Igneous rocks
 Classification of Igneous rocks - historic perspective and the IUAG systematic
 Petrogenetic Provinces: Continental areas , Layered gabbroic instrusions ,
Plutonic, Oceanic areas and Oceanic Rift valleys
 Descriptive petrology: Volcanic and Plutonic Igneous rocks
 Continental and oceanic mantle lithosphere
 Magmatism and Plate tectonics
 Mid-Oceanic-Ridge-Basalt (MORB)
 Island arc basalts
 Case histories with Indian examples
Metamorphic Petrology
 Concepts of metamorphism, metamorphic agents and their controlling factors
 Grades of Metamorphism
 Common minerals of metamorphic rocks, textures and structures
 Metamorphic facies concept
 Metramorphism types & products
 Phase diagrams and graphic representation of mineral assemblages
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Prograde and retrograde metamorphism, Metasomatism
Metamorphic reactions, Elemental exchange–exchange and net-transfer
reactions
Equilibrium thermodynamics and Geothermobarometry
Barrovian zones and P-T conditions of isograds
Plate tectonics and metamorphic processes, paired metamorphic belts
Pressure-temperature time paths in regional metamorphic rocks,
Polymetamorphism
Archaean, Proterozoic terrains-greenstone-amphibolite-granulite terrains of
India
Sedimentary Petrology
 Geologic cycle
 Definitions and fundamental concepts in Sedimentary Petrology
 Sedimentary textures (Granulometric analysis, shape and roundness studies,
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Petrography of rocks of clastic, chemical and biochemical origin (Conglomerates,
Sandstone, Mudstone,Limestone & Dolomite)
Evaporite, Phosphorite, Chert, Iron and Manganese rich sediments
Sedimentary structures (Physical structures, Biogenic sedimentary structures,
Diagenetic structures)
Concept of Sedimentary facies association models (Marine, Nonmarine, and Mixed
Depositional Environment)
Sedimentation and Tectonics
Paleocurrents & Basin Analysis
Specific Case histories on the sedimentary basins of India
Geochemsitry & Isotope Geochemistry
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Introduction to Geochemistry – its scope,
Origin of elements
Geochemical Classification of the elements
Mobility of chemical elements in geological environment
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
Reversible and irreversible reactions
Geochemical Cycle
Geochemical data interpretation in Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic
petrology
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Law of Radioactivity
Principles Decay schemes and Derivation of equation of age
Introduction to isotope geochemistry
Principles of Mass Spectrometry
Instrumentation for Mass Spectrometry
K-Ar, Ar-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Re-Os, Lu-Hf, U-Th-Pb methods of dating the rocks
Specific case histories
PHY (NGRI)-3-493: Groundwater exploration, Modeling and water quality
assessment: 2-0-0-2
Water and Environmental Geosciences
Final Draft
Course Coordinators : R. Rangrajan, Drs.Shakeel Ahmed, D.V. Reddy, K. Ram
Mohan
Introduction: Hydrological cycle, Components of hydrological cycle (Precipitation,
Evaporation, Transpiration, Evapotransipiration, Runoff, Infiltration, and groundwater
recharge), Characterization of aquifers, Groundwater flow in saturated/unsaturated
porous media.
Groundwater exploration – Basic principles of geophysical methods, i.e. Geoelectrical, Gravity, Seismic, Magnetic and Electromagnetic methods, Ground
Penetration Radar, Geochemical methods, Remote sensing and Geographic
Information Systems, Soil Gas Radon Emanometry; procedures of data processing
and interpretations.
Aquifer Parameters Identification: Recharge evaluation using isotopes and tracers
techniques, Lithologically constrained rainfall (LCR) method and Entropy based
method; Pumping test analysis, Inverse methods, Electrical resisitivity and
Multivariate Geostatistical methods for estimation of Hydraulic conductivity,
Transmissivity and storativity.
Groundwater flow modelling: Basic principles and formulation of groundwater flow
equations in saturated media, Methods of solutions: Analytical Methods and
Numerical Methods (Finite Difference/ Finite Element), Analysis of Hydrogeologic
Data for Flow and Mass transport Modeling.
Environmental Geosciences:
Properties of Potential contaminants and related environment and health hazard: (1)
Inorganic and organometallic (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Salts, Radionuclides, Arsenic,
Cadmium, Lead, Nickel); Organic (Pesticides, Clorinated Hydrocarbons,
Pharmaceutical and Personal care products), water sampling, analysis, units in
water quality determination, surface water quality processes, groundwater quality
processes, Modes of Contaminants transport-Advection, Dispersion and Molecular
diffusion, Formulation and methods of solution of non-reactive contaminants
transport equation, Dynamics of freshwater-saltwater interface in coastal region.
Remedial methods for removal of soil/water contaminants
Advanced: Introduction to softwares MODFLOW for simulation of ground water flow;
MT3D for simulation of contaminants transport, SEWAT for simulation of density
dependent transport for Seawater Intrusion, GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate
Experiment) for estimation of Land water storage variation over land, Decision
Support Tools (DST-GW) for estimation of water balance.
PHY (NGRI)-3-494: Space Geodesy (GPS, Space Geodesy, Space EM): 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : Dr. V.M. Tiwari, Dr. V.K. Gahalaut,
Definition and scope of Geodesy, Earth, Geoid. Ellipsoid of rotation.
Kepler's laws: the celestial sphere, fundamentals of 3-D reference system,
spherical trigonometry, geodetic reference systems, principles of space and satellite
Final Draft
geodesy, Solar and stellar determinations of astronomic azimuth, astronomic
positioning using stars.
Potential theory, spherical harmonics, shape of the earth, rotation and orbit of the
earth, satellite orbits; measuring gravity, gravity anomalies, gravimetric geoid;
satellite altimetry, use of satellites in determining the earth's gravity field, Basic
principles of satellite based gravity observations.
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Basic principles of GNSS operations,
ranging from space, GNSS constellation, its evolution and present state. Description
of various satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, WAAS, GAGAN, IRNSS,
DORIS, COMPASS etc. Datum and reference frames, Sources of errors in
navigation and ranging and their avoidance. Mathematical models for absolute and
relative static positioning. Characteristics of GNSS instrumentation and data
processing software. Theoretical and practical aspects of planning, execution and
data analysis for kinematic and static GNSS surveys.
Basic principles of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Use of space geodetic techniques for creation and maintenance of co-ordinate
reference frames, control surveying, tectonic geodesy and applications of new
generation gravity satellites (GRACE and GOCE) data.
PHY(NGRI)-3-495: Advanced seismology: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : Dr. N. P. Rao, Dr. P. Mandal, Dr. S. S. Rai, ,
Basics of seismology including earthquakes, faults, seismic waves, hypocentral
parameters, intensity, different magnitudes, and source parameters. Characterization
of seismic sources and their radiation characteristics including focal mechanisms
and moment tensor inversion.
Continuum mechanics of linear elastic media, including stress, strain and
traction. Derivation of linear elastic waves and their characteristics from the equation
of motion. Ray tracing in layered and spherically symmetric media including Snell’s
law, Huygen’s principle, Fermat’s principle, ray parameter, slowness, Eikonal
equation, kinematic ray theory and concept of dynamic ray theory.
Theory of Love and Rayleigh surface waves. Use of surface wave dispersion in
deciphering earth’s structure.
Geopysical Tomography- Essentials of synthetic seismograms, anisotropy and
teleseismic receiver functions. Theory of one- and three- dimensional velocity
inversion and other advance techniques and analyses
PHY(NGRI)-3-496: Geomagnetism,Paleomagnetism,Archaeomagnetism: 1-1-0-2
Course Coordinators : Dr. Ajay Manglik Dr. Kusmita Arora, Dr. Anil Kumar
Elements of geomagnetic field, global pattern, time variations, measurement
techniques, spherical harmonic analysis, geomagnetic maps, IGRF, origin,
crustal and core fields, secular variations
Final Draft
Magnetic properties of minerals and rocks, magnetic remanence, magnetic
chronology, excursions and reversals, polar wander
Navier-Stokes equation, boundary layer concept, boundary layer instability