Programmes

Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1965, offers B. Tech, Dual degree and M. Tech programs in Aerospace Engineering. Active research program, leading to MS and PhD degrees also exists. The Department has a large number of well-equipped laboratories in the areas of Aerodynamics, Structures and Propulsion, System and Control, and Intelligent Systems. Facilities in the Aerodynamics Laboratory include an airflow bench, subsonic wind tunnel, supersonic tunnel, cascade tunnel and smoke tunnel, etc. The other major wind tunnels include an industrial tunnel for studying wind effect on structures and a gust tunnel for studying unsteady flow problems. The Structures Laboratory is equipped with electrodynamics vibration shakers, Multi-axis Shake table, a ten ton capacity universal testing machine, a torsion testing machine, computerized experiments related to deflection of curved bars, shear centre apparatus and buckling of struts having Interface for digital display of force, strain, deflection and angle with Experiment Software for each experiment, vibration fundamental kits(VFT). The Instron 1342 (upgraded model), servo-hydraulic materials testing machine with HP-300 High Speed Data Acquisition System for static, dynamic and fatigue testing of structural elements and Vibration Shake Table are excellent facilities in this department. The laboratory also possesses photo elasticity unit with artificial vision system used for quality measurement in any point and suitable for the introduction and study of photo elasticity, pin jointed frameworks, virtual work and forces in truss (Resolution) with computerized digital display of force, strain, deflection etc. Uni-axial and Bi-axial test rigs for Plate Experiments incorporating parametric excitations and measurements are unique features of the Structures Laboratory. Application of Follower forces are also depicted in the laboratory experiments. Major Propulsion Laboratory facilities include Axial Flow Fan Test Setup, Centrifugal Fan Test Unit, Ram Jet and Pulse Jet facility, Reaction Turbine Test facility, Nozzle Pressure Distribution Unit, Flame Propagation and Stabilization Unit, Nozzle Performance and Jet Reaction Unit and Droplet Combustion Test Rig. Major flight Mechanics laboratory facilities include 2DOF Rotor System, Inverted Pendulum system, Magnetic Levitator System, Servo system, etc. The Department also has excellent computational laboratories equipped with high performance computational facilities besides a large number of workstations and high end PCs. The department also offers adequate facilities to the students to design, build and fly remotely controlled/auto-controlled model aircrafts including UAVs and MAVs.
The Department offers M. Tech Degree in:

AE - Aerospace Engineering

Course Content:
Core Subjects: Aerodynamics, Aerospace Structures, Propulsion and Combustion, Flight Mechanic & Controls, Machine Computation Laboratory.

Elective Subjects: Computational Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel Design and Testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Industrial Aerodynamics, Turbulence, Gas Dynamics, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Advanced Viscous Flow, Introduction to Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Missile Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity, Advanced CFD, Advanced Structural Dynamics, Experimental Stress Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, FEM in Aerospace Structures, Composite Structures, Smart Structures, Vibration Instrumentation and control, Plates and Shells, Nonlinear Vibration, Nonlinear FEM, Advanced Propulsion System, Combustion Process in Jet Engines, Aircraft Fuel Systems, Advanced Gas Turbine Theory, Advanced Air Breathing Propulsion, Automatic Control of Aircraft, Space Dynamics, Principles of Aircraft Design, Neuro Fuzzy Control, Automatic Control of Aircraft, Satellite and Inertial Navigation Systems. etc.

Major Thrust Areas of Research:

  1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and related Technologies
  2. Smart and Composite Structure
  3. Experimental and Computational Research on Turbulent Flows
  4. Propulsion & Combustion
  5. Flight Dynamics & Control
Detailed areas of Research: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Industrial Aerodynamics, Unsteady Aerodynamics, Drag Reduction, Turbulence, Aeroacoustics, Hypersonic Reacting Flows, turbulent reacting flows turbulence-radiation interaction, High performance computing, Flow-Induced Vibration and Fluid-Structure Interaction, DNS, LES, Structural Dynamics, Computational Structural Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Aeroelasticity, Uncertainty Quantification in Aircraft Analysis and Design, FGM, Structural Health monitoring, Nonlocal Elasticity, Nano-composites, Multi-Scale Modeling, Injector Studies, Droplet/Spray Characterization and Burning, Propulsion systems for high speed flight, i.e., Scramjet Ramjet studies, Nanotechnology for Energy Applications, Supersonic Combustion Atomization and Sprays, Laser Spark, Combustion Driven Shock Tunnel, Spacecraft Dynamics and control, Intelligent Systems, Navigation (Aircraft and Satellite), System Identification/Parameter Estimation - Neural Networks, Inter Planetary Satellite Orbit Determination, Flight Testing , Micro Air Vehicle, development of liquid spray burner, laser diagnostic. The Department is currently running a large number of sponsored research projects from different sponsoring agencies such as Aeronautics R & D Board, DRDO, DRDL, DST, Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Space Research Organization, Indian Railway and others.

Among the IITs, only IIT Kharagpur has the distinction of having Agricultural and Food Engineering Department. The Department has been established on a broad pattern and takes up research in interdisciplinary areas with an integrated approach of science and technology. It has a wide-ranging postgraduate programme in six specializations and offers research programmes in diverse areas. The undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is well established and has been well received by the industries and other organizations.

The Department offers the following specializations at M.Tech.: level:

AG1 - Farm Machinery and Power
AG2 - Land and Water Resources Engineering
AG3 - Food Process Engineering
AG4 - Agricultural Biotechnology
AG5 - Aquaculture Engineering
AG6 - Agricultural Systems and Management

Course Content:

AG1 : Tractor Systems Design I and II, Farm Machinery Design and Testing, Soil Dynamics in Tillage and Traction, Alternative Energy Sources, Instrumentation and Research Techniques, Tractor Ergonomics, Land Grading and Earth Moving Machinery Systems for Precision Agriculture, Computer Aided Design of Tractors and Farm Machines.

AG2 : Surface Water Hydrology, Advanced Groundwater hydrology, Geo-Informatics for Land and Water Resources, Water Resources Systems Analysis, On-farm Water Management, Climate Change and Water Resources, Watershed Management, Pumping Systems, Non-pint Source Pollution and Management, Vadose Zone Hydrology, Modelling and Simulation for Agricultural Water Management.

AG3 : Food Chemistry, Advanced Mechanical Operations in Food Processing, Food Process and Products Technology, Advanced Thermal Operations in Food Processing, Transfer Process in Food Engineering, Fat and Oil Technology, Grain Process Engineering, Food Handling and Packaging, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Advanced Food Technology, Food Process Modelling, Food Plant and equipment Design, Instrumentation and Control in Food Industry.

AG4 : Principles of Plant Breeding, Plant Metabolites and Separation Technology, Crop Breeding and biotechnological Applications, Recombinant DNA Technology, Modern Genetics, Advanced Plant Physiology, Environmental Microbiology and Biopollution Control, Pharmacognosy and Metabolic Engineering, Seed Technology, Food Biotechnology.

AG5 : Fishery Biology and Fish Culture Techniques, Open Channel Hydraulics and Costal Engineering, Design of Aquacultural Facilities and Equipment, Planning and Design of Aquacultural Projects, Water Quality Management Practices, Principle and Fishing Technology, Advanced Aquaculture Technology, Computational Techniques in Fisheries, Water Resources System Analysis, Processing and Preservation of Aquacultural Products, Advanced Fishing Technology, Unit Operations in Aquacultural Products’ Processing, and Transfer Processes in Food Engineering.

AG6 : Crop Production Systems, Soil Systems, Management and Productivity, Systems Approach in Agriculture, Plant Nutrition, Wasteland and Forest Management, Soil-Plant-Water Relationships, Water Resources System Analysis, Climate Change and Agricultural Production System, Seed Technology, Tea Science and Process Technology, Marketing of Food and Agricultural Products, Agro Project Cash Flow Analysis and Management.

Areas of Research : Tractor systems design, Modelling and performance simulation, Machine operators' safety and comfort, Precision agriculture and bioinstrumentation, Tillage and traction modelling, Combination tillage implements, Electronic Seed metering mechanisms, Solar, Wind and Biomass energy application, Biodiesels.

Optimal control and decision support systems for irrigation projects, Hydrological modelling of agricultural watersheds, Integrated watershed management, Application of remote sensing and GIS in natural resources management, Furrow irrigation modelling, Rainwater harvesting, Artificial groundwater recharge, Groundwater modelling, Automation of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems, Quantification and Control of non-point source pollution of water resources.

Osmo-air drying, Concentration and dehydration, Extrusion, Biomass and by-product utilization, Cryopreservation and cryogrinding, Expression and solvent extraction of vegetable oil, Parboiling and milling of paddy, UHT processing of milk, Biodegradable packaging film, Tea processing, Detoxication of mycotoxins, Cold storage, Control atmosphere storage, Biosensors, CFD in Food Processing and Preservation, Health Foods and Nutraceuticals, Microwave drying and heating systems, Heat transfer in non Newtonian Flow.

Plant tissue culture engineering, Biotechnology of medicinal, aromatic and ornamental plants, Micropropagation and cryopreservation of medicinal plants, Screening and isolation of plant bioactive compounds, Molecular cloning of genes for plant secondary metabolites, Harnessing biodegradable polymers and bioactive compounds from microalgae, Production of microalgal fuels (biodiesel and bioethanol), Production of herbal and microbial-based biopesticides, Production of microbial and therapeutic enzymes, Microbial biotransformation of complex biopolymers to value added products, Waste water management.

Plant nutrition and soil management, Organic farming, Wasteland development and forest management, Water management, Weed management, Cropping systems management, Water and solute transport, Ecology and environmental pollution, Cultivation and utilization of medicinal plants, Climate change adaptation/mitigation, Economics of agro-production and processing, Marketing of agro-commodities.

Fish biology, Resilient small-scale fisheries, Sustainable aquaculture, Brackish-water and inland aquaculture, Cage and raft culture, Raceways design, Intensive aquaculture, Aerator design, Sensor based water quality management, Aquaponics, Recirculatory aquacultural systems, Design and development of aquacultural production and processing equipment.

The Department of Architecture and Regional Planning was established in 1952 in this Institute, and has been involved in teaching and research in the areas of Architecture, Regional Planning, and City Planning. It is recognized as one of the leading Departments in the country offering undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes. The department currently offers a postgraduate course in Master of City Planning.

City planning has been described as the art and science of ordering the use of Land and siting of buildings and communication routes so as to secure the maximum degree of economy, convenience and beauty, whose main impetus is thus “foreseeing and guiding change.” Thus City Planning is a process of formulating a plan, which narrates a blue –print of actions and decisions to reach a predetermined goal, within a predicted period of time.

The city planning course offered here is unique. On one hand it is broad based, exposing students to grasp complex issues of urban development, surveying techniques, analytical tools, decision making processes and management techniques. On the other hand the second year is devoted for in depth learning and specialisation, spending considerable time in seminars, viva-voce and preparing dissertation thesis.

The academic input among others, focuses on issues related to, Socio-Economic and Physical Aspects of Human Settlements, Housing, Transportation Planning, New Town Planning, Urban Revitalisation and Conservation, Utilities and Infrastructure Planning, Development Economics, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Planning, GIS and Remote-sensing, Tourism and Recreation Planning.

The Department offers following specialization:

AR - City Planning

Course Content:

The Core Courses are: Planning Theory and Process, Statistical Techniques and Computer Programming, Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, Planning Legislation and Professional Practice, Development Management and Finance, Planning Workshop I and II (including Two-week field study in each).

Depending on their interests, the students are required to take up three Elective Courses in the first and second semesters each. The electives are grouped as follows:

Elective – I: Housing and Community Planning, Housing Policies and Programmes, District and Rural Area Planning;

Elective – II: Social Aspects of Human Settlements, Dynamics of Settlement Systems, Regional Development and Planning;

Elective – III: Utilities and Services Planning, Water Resources Economics, Development of Human Resources, Disaster Management;

Elective – IV: Remote Sensing and GIS in Planning, Systems Modelling and Analysis, Planning Informatics;

Elective – V: Quantitative Methods in Planning, Regional Analysis and Programming, Environmental Planning, Metropolitan Planning;

Elective – VI: Tourism and Recreational Planning, Urban Conservation Studies, Urban Design, Landscape Planning;

The students are also required to take up an eight weeks summer-internship. This would be undertaken in any leading planning organization, development authority, or planning laboratory. The Department provides assistance in organizing the training programme. Seminars, presentations and group-discussions are regular components of the course. A comprehensive viva-voce is conducted to review their knowledge base at the end of the stages of learning. The students finally work on a dissertation on an area of their interest, and defend it through the final viva-voce.

Areas of Research: Urban Fringe Areas, Housing and Community Planning, Urban Open Spaces, Transportation Planning, Watershed Management, Heritage Studies and Conservation, Infrastructure Planning and Systems Management, Computer Applications in Architecture and Planning, GIS and Remote-sensing Applications. The Department is engaged in various live projects on urban planning.

Biotechnology program in IIT Kharagpur was initiated in 1986 with the introduction of an M.Tech Course in Biotechnology with the generous support from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The program bred excellence in the spheres of teaching / training and research. The wide appreciation of the program in the country and abroad led to introduction of an undergraduate course in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering in 1994, and an independent Department in 1999, with B.Tech (Hons.), Dual degree M.Tech, Two years M.Tech, Ph.D and Post-Doctoral activities. In the M Tech course, a balanced exposure (both in theory and in practice) of modern biology and bioprocess engineering is given. The achievements in Industry-Institute collaborative research, process / product / equipment development, patent and technology transfer on inventions are indicative of the excellence of the program. The faculty has strong interaction with reputed Institutions of national and international importance. The Department has state-of-the-art facilities in Cell and Molecular Biology, Structural Biology (Macromolecular crystallography), Plant Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Fermentation, Biochemical Engineering, Downstream Processing, Bioinformatics, r-DNA Technology, Bio-separation, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Genetics, Protein Chemistry, Proteomics, Genomics.

The Department offers M.Tech degree in:

BT - Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Course Content:

Core Subjects : Bioseparation Technology, Immunotechnology, Biotechnology of Plant Metabolites, Recombinant DNA Technology.

Electives : Aspects of Biochemical Engineering, Process modeling and simulation, Secondary Metabolism in Plants and Microbes, Protein Engineering, Immobilization Technology, Biophysics and Instrumentation in Biology, Quality control in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Plant and Equipment Design, Crop Breeding and Biotechnological Application, Transgenic Technology, Statistical Techniques in Computer Programming, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Object oriented programming, Industrial relations, Total Quality Management, Development of human resources, Interpersonal communication.

Lecture classes are supported by well planned laboratory experiments in Animal Cell culture, Immunotechnology, Bioseparation and Bioprocess Technology, Plant Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA Technology.

Areas of Research : Bioprospecting healthcare metabolites and nutraceuticals from plants and microbes, Production and analysis of transgenic plants; Hydrogen production by bacterial fermentation; Bioprocess development modeling and optimization; Microbial and microalgalbiorefinery; Biofuels and value added products; Microbial fuel cell; Marine biotechnology; Biomaterials for tissue engineering; Characterization of virus infecting tasar silk worms; Gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic system; Lectin and mushroom glucans as immunomodulators; Biomicrofluidics for single cell Biology and multiplex diagonostic development, Proteomics and protein-protein interaction; Monoclonal antibody production, recombinant protein production in plant, animal and microbial cells; Metagenomics ; geomicrobiology, bioremediation; Functional genomics of bacterial cell wall; Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance; baceterial biofilm formation and its inhibition;Biofilim structural Biology and protein crystallography of important proteins from M.tuberculosis and S.aureus; Structure based inhibitor/drug design; Structural bioinformatics.DNA repair mechanisms in response to topoisomerase I poisoning, DNA repair mechanisms in kinetoplastid parasites, Regulation of gene expression in protozoan parasite Entamoebahistolytica and E. invadens. Study of signal transduction in trophozoite and encysting Enatamoba. Systems and synthetic biology, Infection biology and Host pathogen interaction.

Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur! Established in 1951 under the leadership of Professor Weingaertner, ours is the first chemical engineering department to be set up in an IIT and we have continued to do well by all accounts. The most recent QS World University Ranking (2020) places our department at the joint 3rd position in India. Globally we are ranked in the top 150. We aim to move up into the top 25 in Asia, and in the top 100 globally in the next couple of years.

Our department is home to 26 faculty members, 120+ doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, with research covering diverse areas of basic and applied chemical engineering, as well as those at the interfaces with other areas of science and engineering. We have an estimated 445 undergraduate students (which include 188 dual degree students), and are graduating about 100 of them per year. We also have about 147 regular M.Tech. students, which include student from outside India. About half of the M.Tech students graduate every year.

A glimpse at our faculty profile on the departmental website (http://iitkgp.ac.in/department/CH) reveals the diversity of research being undertaken by them. They range from the nano and molecular scales to the pilot plant scales, in areas as varied as: Environmental Pollution Control; Polymer Processing and Composites; Plasma Engineering and Surface Science; Computational Materials Science; Colloid and Interface Engineering; Molecular Simulation; Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Engineering; Catalysis and Reaction Engineering; Bioenergy; Coal Science and Engineering; Petroleum Production Engineering; Carbon Capture and Storage; Fine Particle Engineering; Crystallisation Engineering; Process Optimization, Dynamics and Control; Membrane Separation; Bio- and Energy Materials; Soft Nanotechnology; Complex Fluids; Microfluidics and Microscale Transport Engineering; Porous Media and Structured Fluids; Multiphase Flow.

Our department houses state-of-the-art computing facilities as well as instruments such as XRD, XRF, FESEM, AFM, AAS, FTIR, DLS, CHNS Analyzer, HPLC, LC, GC, IC, UTM, TGA, BET-BJH Analyzer, Particle Size Analyzer, Micro PIV etc.

Our department has been engaged in industrial research sponsored by notable organizations, such as Larsen &Toubro, SAIL, Tata Steel, DRDO, AERB, ONGC, BHEL, Essar Steel, Indian Oil Corporation, CMPDE, etc. FCC Riser Hydrodynamic Studies, Catalyst Development, Process Development for Alkylation of Aromatics, Coke Oven Effluent treatment, On-line polymerization process optimization, Heat Pipe Performance Simulation, etc., are examples of some of the industrial projects being carried out by our department. The National Biogas project and the removal of hazardous impurities such as arsenic from drinking water at an industrial scale were undertaken to serve rural India. Our department has filed for patents, several of which are granted, and some of the technologies have been commercialized through technology transfer. Our department runs Executive M.Tech Program in collaboration with leading institute in India, and also conducts short-term courses for industry professionals.

Our department has established international collaborations through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with University of Oxford, UK, University of Houston, USA, and University of Newcastle and Curtin University, Australia. Every year several of our doctoral and post-graduate students present their research at international conferences such as AIChE Annual Meeting, Asia-Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Euromembrane, ISCRE, European Congress of Chemical Engineering, etc. Starting this year, our department now recruits international students in its post-graduate programs, and has hosted several international students as summer interns over the past few years. Every autumn, our department invites a globally renowned chemical engineer to deliver the Annual MN Rao Memorial Lecture – named after one of its most illustrious faculty and the first Indian Head who helped build this department at its inception.

We endeavor to create a truly international department that offers the right balance between basic and applied research, engages in collaboration with other Indian and international institutes, and hones our students with the core competency they would need to excel in their future chemical engineering careers in industry and academia.

The Department offers M.Tech degree in:

CH - Chemical Engineering

Course Content:

Core subjects : Advanced Fluid dynamics, Advanced Mass Transfer, Advanced Heat Transfer, Process Dynamics and Control, Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Chemical Engineering..

Elective subjects : Optimization Techniques in Process Design, Process Modelling and Simulation, Industrial Pollution Control, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Advanced Thermodynamics, Multiphase Flow, Reservoir Engineering, Green Technology, Transport Processes in Physiological Systems, CFD Applications in Chemical Processes, Computational Modeling of Multiphase Reactive Flows. Microscale Transport Process, Transport in Porous Media, Polymer Engineering, Energy Conservation in Process Industries, Chemical Engineering Principles in Polymer Processing. Rheology, Advances in Biochemical Engineering, Real Time Intelligent Process Systems, Novel Separation Processes, Petrochemical Technology, Chemical Reactor Analysis, Combustion Engineering , Mineral Beneficiation, Reactor Stability and Control, Computer Process Control, Fluidization Engineering, Project Engineering and Management, Hazard Analysis and Risk Management in Chemical Industry, Flow of Complex Mixtures, Manufacturing and Characterization of Polymer Matrix Composites, Storage and Handling of Materials, Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management. Areas of Research: Transport Processes, Reaction Kinetics, Process Modelling and Simulation, Molecular Simulation, Advanced Thermodynamics, Nonlinear Control, Membrane Technology, Environmental Engineering, Micro-scale Heat Exchange, Reaction Engineering and Chemical Process Development, Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, Coal Processing, Particle Technology and Mineral Beneficiation, Bioprocess Engineering and Biofuels, Surface science and Nanotechnology, Modeling of Physiological systems.

Areas of Research : Transport Processes, Reaction Kinetics, Process Modelling and Simulation, Molecular Simulation, Nonlinear Control, Membrane Technology, Environmental Engineering, Micro-scale Heat Exchange, Reaction Engineering and Chemical Process Development, Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, Coal Processing, Particle Technology and Mineral Beneficiation, Bioprocess Engineering and Biofuels, Surface science and Nanotechnology, Modeling of Physiological systems.

The Civil Engineering Department started to function in August 1951 from the historic Hijli Detention Camp to train young engineers in this profession of socio-economic relevance. The early philosophy of the department towards teaching was to encourage a practical ‘Hands-on’ approach to engineering. The current vision of the department is also to impart advanced education with an appropriate blend of theory and practice to the MTech students.

The students, faculty members and the staff members of the department have been making major research contributions in different fields of civil engineering which led to the department being identified as one of the top two civil engineering departments in India with the highest number of research publications per faculty and with the highest H-index during 2001-2015.

The department currently offers MTech programmes in the following SIX specializations.
  1. CE1 Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
  2. CE2 Transportation Engineering
  3. CE3 Environmental Engineering and Management
  4. CE4 Geotechnical Engineering
  5. CE5 Structural Engineering
  6. RR Railway Engineering
Course Content:

CE1 (Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering): Free surface flow; Applied hydrology; Advanced Hydraulic structures; Viscous fluid flow; Geohydraulics; Geoinformatics for land and water Resources; Advanced computational hydraulics; Hydraulics of sediment transport; Turbulent fluid flow; Integrated watershed management; Hydropower engineering; River engineering.

CE2 (Transportation Engineering): Pavement Materials; Analysis and Design of Pavements; Pavement Construction; Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation; Geometric design of streets and highways; Transportation System Planning; Transportation Economics; Transit Planning and Operation; Traffic Engineering; Design and Planning of Airports; Analysis of Transportation systems.

CE3 (Environmental Engineering and Management): Water Supply Systems; Wastewater Management; Industrial Water Pollution Control; Solid Waste Management; Air Quality Management; Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Management; Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology; Advanced water and waste water treatment; Hazardous waste management; Environmental hydraulics.

CE4(Geotechnical Engineering): Soil Exploration-planning and methods; Characterization of soils; Basic Geo Mechanics; Applied Soil Mechanics; Foundation Engineering; Soil Structure Interaction; Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering; Rock mechanics and Tunnelling; Computational Geomechanics; Behaviour of Unsaturated Soil; Ground Improvement; Offshore Geotechnical Engineering; Optimization.

CE5 (Structural Engineering): Advanced Structural Analysis; Elasticity, Plasticity and Visco-elasticity; Elastic Stability; Reinforced Concrete Structures; Metal Structures; Pre-stressed Concrete; Composite Structures; High-rise Structures; Random Vibration and Earthquake Resistant Structures; Shell Structures; Probabilistic Design; Optimization; Offshore Structures; Computational Mechanics; Finite Element Analysis; Construction Management and Planning.

RR (Railway Engineering): The programme has three broad components (a) Railway Engineering: comprising rolling stock, power systems, signalling, control and communication systems, railway asset management (b) Railway Civil Works: comprising bridges, tunnels, track, embankments, rail stations (c) General Engineering: comprising design and analysis subjects in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.

Areas of Research:

Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering : Sediment Transport and Jet Diffusion; Stochastic hydrological analysis; Flood forecasting; Clear water scour; Sediment transport and jet diffusion; Mathematical modelling of unsteady flow on fluvial beds; Bridge pier scour and confluence scour; Surface water and ground water hydrology; Climate impact on Hydrology and Water Resources; Ground water engineering; Hydrologic extreme analysis (Droughts and Floods); Drought analysis; Numerical models for free surface flow; Physical models of hydraulic structures; Resource mapping and flood analysis using remote sensing and GIS; Application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in water resources engineering.

Transportation Engineering : Traffic flow simulation; Planning of rural and urban transport systems; Development of new pavement materials; Modification and evaluation of bituminous binders using polymers and waste rubbers; Pavement analysis and design; Non-destructive evaluation of pavements.

Environmental Engineering and Management : Environmental impact assessment; System analysis and water quality management; mathematical modelling of river and estuarine pollution control; bio-reactors; water-hyacinths and aquatic weeds for pollutant removal; Water distribution networks and physico-chemical process for water quality control, Solid waste management, Heavy/trace metal removal, Industrial air pollution and control; Rural Water Supply; Aerobic/anaerobic treatment of waste waters; Pesticides removal and degradation; Bio-filtration for air pollution control; Process modification for pollution minimization. Environmental life cycle assessment.

Geotechnical Engineering : Disaster Mitigation; Characterization of InsituGeomaterials; Geomechanics & Material Research; Reliability in Gotechnical Engg; Pile foundations; Soil Dynamics; Computational Geotechnical Engineering; Seismic Analysis of Underground Structures; Soil Stabilization; Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering; Reinforced Soil Structures; Shallow foundation; Soil-Structure Interaction; Ground Improvement; Foundation on Soft Soil; Landslide Hazard Mitigation.

Structural Engineering : Improved Structural stability; Reliability based design; Structural Health Monitoring; Disaster Resistant Structures; Structural Retrofitting; Structural Fire Engineering; Recycled Aggregates for Concrete; Bamboo-reinforced concrete; Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) to prolong life of concrete structures; Conservation and safety assessment of historic structures; Improved armour materials for ballistic impact; Improved sandwich composites; Molecular dynamics and nano-scale simulations to explain structural response; Meso mechanics based studies of concrete.

Railway Engineering : Advanced Materials and Manufacturing; Heavy Haul Technology; High Speed Rail; Advanced Maintenance and Operation.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, was formed in 1980. Since its inception, the department has been recognized all over the world for excellence in research and teaching. The department has a thriving research environment with active research groups in the areas of Algorithms and Theory, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Complex and Social Networks, Data and Web Mining, Formal Methods, Cryptography and Security, Software Engineering, and Systems and Networking. Graduates from the department have excellent placement records, and many ex-students of the department occupy top positions in both academia and industry all over the world.

The department provides excellent facilities for MTech students. The course work is rigorous. The curriculum includes three rigorous theory courses and two rigorous lab courses to lay strong foundations to the students. There is a wide variety of specialized electives encompassing many areas of Computer Science. The MTech project requires the student to spend one year on a substantial research topic and often leads to very significant research and development work.

The course contents and other details for the M.Tech specialization are given below.:

CS - Computer Science and Engineering

Course Content:

Algorithm Design and Analysis, Foundations of Computing Science, High Performance Computer Architecture, Computing Lab I, Computing Lab II, Seminar I and II, Comprehensive Viva Voce, Project, 7 Elective courses

Elective courses (not exhaustive): Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Advanced Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Speech and Natural Language Processing, Advanced Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision, Complex Networks, Information Retrieval, Intelligent Systems, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Social Computing.

Cryptography and Network Security, Hardware Security, Foundations of Cryptography.

Advanced Graph Theory, Computational Complexity, Computational Number Theory, Logic for Computer Science, Computational Geometry, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Selected Topics in Algorithms, Approximate and Randomized Algorithms.

Distributed Systems, Database Engineering, Object Oriented Systems, Internet Protocols and Applications, Software Engineering, Real Time Systems, Fault Tolerant Systems, Performance Evaluation and Reliability of Information Systems, Embedded Systems, Smartphone Computing and Applications, Ubiquitous Computing.

Testing and Verification of Circuits, VLSI System Design, Advances in Digital and Mixed Signal Testing, CAD for VLSI Design, Low Power Circuits and Systems.

Algorithms for Bioinformatics, Computational Biophysics: Algorithms to Applications.

Areas of Research : Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge based systems, Computer Systems and Networking, Cryptography, Security, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Computational Geometry, Formal Systems, Embedded Systems, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Complex Networks, Social Computing.

The first postgraduate programme to be started in the department was on “Electrical Machines” in the year 1955, followed by “Control Systems” in 1959. With the establishment of a Power Electronics Laboratory in 1972, the courses under “Electrical Machines” were updated and the programme was redesignated as “Machine Drives and Power Electronics” in 1981. The third specialization on “Power Systems” was introduced in 1965, that has now been redesignated as “Power and Energy Systems” since 2010. The program on ‘Instrumentation’ which started in 1972 has been revised in 2012 and renamed as ‘Instrumentation and Signal Processing’.

Thus, the Department offers the following areas of specialization for the M. Tech degree:

  1. EE1 Machine Drives and Power Electronics (MDPE)
  2. EE2 Control System Engineering (CSE)
  3. EE3 Power and Energy Systems (PES)
  4. EE4 Instrumentation and Signal Processing (ISP)
Course Content:
Core Courses:

EE1 : The subjects presently offered are: Switched Mode Power Conversion, Machine Analysis, Electric Drive Systems, Advanced Machine Drives, Advanced Power Electronic Converters, Power Electronics and Machines Laboratory and Machine Drives Laboratory.

EE2 : The subjects presently offered are: Control Theory, Estimation of Signals and Systems, Optimal Control and Non-linear Control and Control Systems Laboratory.

EE3 : The subjects offered are: Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems, Power System Analysis and Operation, Power System Protection, Power System Dynamics and Control, HVDC and FACTS, Power & Energy Systems Laboratory and Power & Energy Systems Simulation Laboratory.

EE4 : The subjects offered are: Analog Signal Processing, Programmable and Embedded System, Statistical Signal Processing, Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems on Chip, Advanced Sensing Techniques, Embedded Systems Laboratory, Real-Time Signal Processing Laboratory and Instrumentation Laboratory.

In addition to the “core” subjects mentioned against each specialization above, students are required to choose five “elective” subjects (one of which may be a HSS / Management subject) in their special areas of interest. Practical oriented laboratory exercises are carried out in the first two semesters. Three hours per week are earmarked for “seminar” in the first two semesters followed by a comprehensive viva voce at the end of the second semester. A project dissertation on a relevant problem under the supervision of a faculty member and / or persons from industry follows the course work of two semesters.

The Department offers a large number of electives for specialization in various areas. Some of the electives are: Electric Vehicles, Special Electrical Machines, Wind Energy, Nonconventional Electrical Energy Systems, Intelligent Control, Robust Control, Digital Control, Artificial Intelligence applications to Power System, High Voltage and Insulation Engineering, Industrial Applications of High Voltage Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Computational Methods and Algorithms in Signal Processing, Data Communication Systems, Digital Image Processing, Biomedical Signal Processing, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Industrial Automation and Control, Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics, Industrial Instrumentation, etc. In addition, students can choose appropriate elective subjects from other departments i.e. Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, School of Medical Science and Technology, G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunication, Reliability Engineering Centre and Materials Science Centre.

Areas of Research:

Machine Drives and Power Electronics : DSP / FPGA-based controllers for induction and synchronous machines, parameter-adaptive controllers for indirect field-oriented AC motor drives and speed sensor less operation, direct field orientation of induction motors with rotor flux observers, matrix converter fed drives, power converter topologies for medium voltage drives, variable speed constant frequency wind power generation systems, power converters for grid interactive photovoltaic power generation, linear induction and synchronous machine-based propulsion systems, electric vehicle propulsion systems, VLSI-based design of DC-DC converters, analysis of bifurcation in power electronic converters.

Control System Engineering : Control and optimization of linear systems, application of neural networks for control and system studies, model order reduction, nonlinear dynamical systems, robust control, fuzzy control, sliding mode and variable structure control, large scale systems, fractional order systems, orthogonal functions, genetic algorithm applications in control, periodic controllers, decentralized control, systems with time delay, discrete event systems, fault tolerant control.

Power and Energy Systems : Optimal load-flow studies, Load forecasting and contingency analysis, Power System Operation and Control, Stability analysis of large interconnected power systems, Power System Protection, Fiber optic and other optoelectronic CTs and RTs for power systems, Wide Area Measurement System, Smart Grid, High Voltage Engineering, Condition monitoring of power system equipments, Flexible AC Transmission Systems, HVDC transmission systems, Electric Power Distribution System, Non-conventional energy sources and their Grid integration, Microgrid Operation, Power system restructuring.

Instrumentation and Signal Processing : Sensors Development, Electrochemical sensor, Optoelectronic sensor, MEMS and Mixed Signal VLSI, Embedded Systems, Estimation & Detection of Signals & Systems, Signal & Image Processing, Medical Informatics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

The Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering (E&ECE), IIT Kharagpur was established right at the inception of the institute in 1951. In its initial years, the department’s activities were restricted to research, primarily fulfilling the country’s needs. Thereafter undergraduate studies started and the students used to receive B. Tech (Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering and the subjects on Electronics were offered in the final year. As the area grew further, from 1958 the Institute started offering B. Tech (Hons) degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. Since its inception, the E&ECE department of IIT Kharagpur has been a pioneer in introducing subjects in the fields of Communications, Microwave and Computer Engineering. The department has been involved in teaching and research in diverse aspects of Telecommunication, Microelectronics, Computer Vision, Electromagnetics, and Light wave Engineering.

The Department offers MTech degree in:

  1. EC2 Micro Electronics and VLSI Design
  2. EC3 RF and Microwave Engineering
  3. EC4 Telecommunication Systems Engineering
  4. EC5 Visual Information and Embedded Systems Engineering
Course Content:
Core Courses:

EC2 : Solid State Circuits, VLSI technology and process modelling, VLSI CAD, VLSI circuits and systems, and five number of elective subjects to be chosen from core subjects of EC1, EC3, EC4, EC5, or elective list. It also includes one HSS elective and three number of laboratory subjects distributed over two semesters and a seminar each in the two semesters.

EC3 : Electromagnetic engineering, Antenna theory and practice, Analytical and computational techniques in electromagnetics, RF and microwave integrated circuits, and five number of elective subjects to be chosen from core subjects of EC1, EC2, EC4, EC5, or elective list. It also includes one HSS elective and three number of laboratory subjects distributed over two semesters and a seminar each in the two semesters.

EC4 : Modern digital communication techniques, Digital voice and picture communication, Mobile Communication and Fading, Telecommunication switching and networks, and five number of elective subjects to be chosen from core subjects of EC1, EC2, EC3, EC5, or elective list. It also includes one HSS elective and three number of laboratory subjects distributed over two semesters and a seminar each in the two semesters.

EC5 : Digital Image Processing, Embedded systems Design, Pattern Recognition and Image understanding, Computer communication and Networks and five number of elective subjects to be chosen from core subjects of EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, or elective list. It also includes one HSS elective and three number of laboratory subjects distributed over two semesters and a seminar each in the two semesters.

Electives : Neural networks and applications, Estimation and prediction in computer control, Machine intelligence and expert systems, Computer visualization and solid engineering and automation, Adaptive system and signal processing, Parallel and distributed processing, Design and analysis of algorithms, Multimedia systems and applications, Mobile computing, Fuzzy set theory and application, Digital system testing and testable design, Formal languages and automata theory, Performance evaluation of computer systems and networks, Relational and object oriented database design, Optical signal processing, Fibre optic sensors, Nonlinear optics, Laser Technology, Lightwave networks, Compound semiconductor and applications, Architectural design of ICs, Hybrid Microcircuits Technology, Optoelectronic and display devices, Microwave semiconductor devices, Digital signal processing and applications, Technology CAD, MEMS and Microsystems, Nanoelectronics devices engineering, Superconducting devices and application, Bioelectronics, EMI and EMC techniques, Microwave remote sensing and radar cross section, Phased array antennas, Microwave measurement Telecommunication systems modelling simulation and software, Mobile communications and fading, Secure communications, Telematics and informatics.

Areas of Research:
Thrust Areas of the Department:
  1. Silicon Heterostructures
  2. Nanoelectronics
  3. MEMS
  4. CAD and VLSI Technology
  5. Wireless Communication
  6. Wireless Networks
  7. Optical Communication
  8. Optical Networks
  9. Sensor Networks
  10. Computational Electromagnetics
  11. EMI / EMC
  12. RF System Design
  13. Smart Antennas
  14. Digital Signal Processing
  15. Image and Video Processing
  16. Multimedia Processing
  17. Machine Intelligence Systems
  18. Speech Recognition
  19. Integrated Optics
  20. Embedded Systems
  21. Biomedical Signal Processing
The research activities can be grouped under several major areas as mentioned below:

Communication Engineering : Digital Modulation Techniques, Digitization of Speech; Bandwidth Compression of Speech Signals; Picture Coding; Spread Spectrum Techniques; Speech Frequency, Multimedia Encryption, Satellite Communication, Mobile Communication, Computer Communication.

Visual Information and Embedded Systems : Computer Vision, Computer Networks, Microcontrollers and embedded systems, Fuzzy Techniques and Pattern Recognition, Image and Video Processing, Video and Multimedia Coding, Automated Visual Inspection, Gesture Recognition, Real-time Architectures for Image and Video Processing, Video Transcoding, Multimedia Networking, Video Indexing and Retrieval, Biomedical Image Processing.

Microwave, Millimeterwave and Antenna Engineering : Microwave Antennas, RF and Microwave Integrated Circuits, Millimetric Waves, Magnetostatic Waves, Microstrip Antennas, Phased Array Antennas, EMI/EMC/PSD, Microwave and Millimeterwave Systems and Propagation, Computational Techniques, Radar Cross Section.

Microelectronics : CVD for Silox and Polysilicon, Plasma Processing and Ion-beam, High Speed Address Multipliers, Gate Array, Process Modelling, Special purpose Signal Processors and their application in Biomedical Instrumentation, CAD of LSI/VLSI Systems, Device Modelling, MEMS.

Fibre Optics and Lightwave Engineering : WDM-based Backbone and Access Networks, IP-over-WDM, Optical Bursth Switching, Nonlinear Phenomena in Optical Fibres, Integrated Optics, Coherent Optical Communication.

Started in 1951, the Department of Geology and Geophysics offers advanced specializations and research opportunities in traditional, modern and applied areas of Earth Sciences. The Department, one of the largest in the country, has a long record of quality teaching and research. The Department runs a collaborative research and training programme with DAAD, Germany. The alumni of the department have set up highly distinguished tradition all over the globe and include six recipients of S.S. Bhatnagar Prize, two Vice-Chancellors, one Director General of GSI, Director AMD and ONGC. Over the years a large number of graduates of this Department have also come to occupy important positions in professional organizations, several universities and research institutes both in India and abroad. The Department has contributed textbooks and reference books to the national and international Earth Science community.

Outstanding faculty, excellent work atmosphere and modern laboratories with wide-ranging research activities have been the strong points of this department. The major facilities for analytical geochemistry include X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with FIAS and Graphite furnace, Laser Raman Microspectrometer, Total Organic Carbon Analyzer, Gas Chromatograph, Differential Thermal Analyzer/ Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Hot-Cold Stages for Fluid Inclusion Studies. The Department houses two National facilities such as the Stable Isotope Gas Source Mass Spectrometer (for O,S and C isotopic ratios in geological materials) and equipment for Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility studies (for studying deformation records in rocks).

A Global Broad-band Seismological Observatory indicates a significant milestone in the infrastructure for Earthquake Seismology. The Department also possesses state-of-the-art equipment for gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic studies. The Nuclear Geophysical laboratory has the Radon and Thoron Measurement facilities using Solid State Nuclear Track Devices and other Emanometric Techniques. The department possesses state of the art geophysical equipment such as McSeisSX 48 channel engineering seismograph, Accelarographs, Broadband seismometer and Recorders, Gravimeter, Fluxgate and Proton Precession Magnetometers, Aquameter, DDR and Signal Stacking Resisvitymeters, VLF electromagnetic instrument, Magnetotelluric instrument.

Basic infrastructure for research and teaching includes research-level polarizing and stereo microscopes, and excellent computational facilities.

Intensive field training in, structural geology, sedimentary geology, and geophysical techniques of prospecting is an integral part of the curriculum. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Earth Science Study Circle, which promotes both curricular and extra-curricular activities.

The Department offers M.Tech degree in:

GG1 - Exploration Geosciences

Hydrocarbon Exploration, Applied Micropaleontology, Basin analysis and Reservoir Characterization, Instrumental Methods in Geosciences, Experimental Techniques in Geosciences Lab, Shallow Surface Geophysics, Advanced Petrology and Geochemistry, Advanced Techniques of Mineral Exploration, Groundwater Exploration and Management, Remote Sensing and GIS (Theory and Lab), Engineering Properties of Rocks and Solids (Theory and Lab), Geostatistics, Geoinformatics and Data Analysis, Geophysical Exploration Techniques, Digital Signal Processing in Geophysics, Geophysical Tomography, Isotope Geology and Environmental Modeling, Environmental Hydrogeology, Advanced Vertebrate Paleobiology, Marine Geosciences.

Course Content : Mathematical Methods in Seismology, Applications of Inverse Theory in Geophysics, Geophysical Signal Processing Laboratory, Coputational Seismology, Physics of Earth and Geodynamics, Computational Seismology Laboratory, applied Elasticity and Plasticity, Continuum Mechanics and Rheology, Finite Element Method in Engineering, Structure Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Advance Structure Analysis, Stochastic Process Simulation, Computational Linear algebra, Logics of computer Science, Digital Image Processing, digital Signal Processing and applications, Neural Networks and Applications, Geographical Information System, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Geomechanics, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Dynamics of soil and foundation, Overview of computer Science, Data Structure and Algorithm, computer Graphics, Pattern Recognition in Geosciences, computer Graphics and Visualization, Database Engineering, Theory of Programming Languages, Multimedia systems and Applications, Geoinformatics and Data Analysis, Fuzzy Set Theory and applications, Management of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Enterprise Resource Planning, Advanced Production and Inventory control, IT and Management of Information System.

Areas of Research : The faculties are currently engaged in research in a broad range of disciplines. These include

Crustal evolution studies : Investigation of the evolutionary history of ancient and modern cratons and mobile belts from phase petrologic, structural and fluid inclusion data, and integrated studies involving one or more components. Granite tectonism and emplacement mechanisms. Study of the ancient and modern sedimentary rock record targeted towards understanding sedimentary basin evolution under different tectonic conditions, and monitoring palaeoenvironmental changes. Metallogeny of base and precious metals in tandem with crustal evolution in different parts of India, with special emphasis on relevance to the Mineral Industry.

Paleontological studies : Analysis of ancient life forms (invertebrates and vertebrates) to understand palaeobiology, lifestyle and evolution. Micropaleontological research on marine and inland fauna to understand past climatic conditions, with special emphasis on reconstructing monsoonal patterns.

Geophysical research : Earthquake source studies, reconstruction of the 3-D architecture of the continental lithosphere in active as well as ancient orogenic belts from seismic, electromagnetic/ magnetotelluric gravity and magnetic data. Integrated geophysical investigation of geothermal areas, Mapping of mid-crustal conductors using MT studies, Integrated Electrical and EM studies for groundwater and mineral exploration, Geophysical and tomography, Modeling and inversion of various geophysical data for complex 2-D and 3-D structures using numerical methods.

Environmental research : Pollution of soil-air-water by natural and anthropogenic causes, and utilization of waste in restoration of wasteland. Hazard assessment due to natural radioactivity and at waste disposal sites. Seismic microzonation for assessment of earthquake hazard.

Interdisciplinary research work using techniques of Remote Sensing and GIS are carried out in the field of resource potential mapping for ground water and mineral deposits and groundwater contamination.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at IIT Kharagpur, formerly known as the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM), was established in 1973 as Industrial Management Centre and later elevated to a full-fledged department in the year 1983. ISE involves “the design, installation and improvement of integrated systems of people, material, information, equipment and energy by drawing upon specialized knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical and social sciences, together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems1”.So, industrial & systems engineers design and improve integrated systems. ISE is a perfect blend of engineering and management science.

The department, in the last four decades, has been instrumental in imparting training and extending frontiers of knowledge in the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering through its well established undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs. These include (i) B.Tech in Industrial Engineering, (ii) Dual Degree - B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management, (iii) Dual Degree - Quality Engineering Design and Manufacturing, (iv) Dual Degree - B.Tech in Mfg. Science & Engg. And M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management, and (v) M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management. The department is well known across the nation for its excellent teaching, research and consultancy potential in the areas of (i) Logistics and supply chain management, (ii) Optimization and simulation of work systems, (iii) Decision support systems, (iv) Analytics and data sciences, (v) Ergonomics, human factors and safety engineering, (vi) Quality engineering, (vii) E-business, (viii) Product development, (ix) Process excellence, and (x) Healthcare systems.

The department is blessed with world class faculty with proven knowledge and expertise in the above-mentioned areas catering to the national needs and requirements in terms of creating quality human resources, and solving industrial, service and management problems. The students are recruited by core and supporting industries and service organizations such as IT/ Software services, Manufacturing/ FMCG Consultancies, Financial organizations and analytics firms. The department also provides ample opportunities to the students, both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels, for higher study in world class universities across the world.

IM - Industrial Engineering and Management

Course Content:

For the 2-year MTech Program, the compulsory subjects include (i) Decision Modelling, (ii) Work System Design, (iii) Production Planning and Inventory Control, (iv) Advanced Decision Modelling, and (v) Systems Modelling and Analysis. The compulsory laboratories are (i) Computational Laboratory, (ii) Work Design Laboratory, and (iii) Information Systems Project. In addition, a large number of elective subjects are offered in various areas of Data Analytics, Operations Management, Information Technology, Quality Engineering, Ergonomics and Safety Engineering, and E-business. After the completion of the two-semester course work, a student carries out a project work leading to a thesis on a live industrial problem. Seminars and group discussions on various topics are some of the regular features of the course.

Areas of Research : The thrust research the areas of ISE include (i) Logistics and supply chain management, (ii) Optimization and simulation of work systems, (iii) Decision support systems, (iv) Analytics and data sciences, (v) Ergonomics, human factors and safety engineering, (vi) Quality engineering, (vii) E-business, (viii) Product development, (ix) Process excellence, and (x) Healthcare systems. A few key topics of interest includes supply chain optimization, lean & sustainable manufacturing, manufacturing planning and scheduling, inventory control, facility location, information system, recommender systems, productivity management, quality control, human digital modelling, safety analytics, system dynamics, project management, healthcare appointment scheduling, patient safety, financial engineering, text analytics, autonomous diagnostics & prognostics, condition-based maintenance, computational intelligence, data mining of complex systems, evolutionary computing, optimisation and simulation, game theory, and business analytics.

The Department of Mathematics has started its journey in 1951. During the initial days, the main focus was on strengthening teaching and initiating research groups in various areas of Mathematics and Statistics. However, after few decades, considering the rapid growth of Theoretical Computer Science as an area of Mathematical Sciences, the department started focusing also on Computer Science related subjects and included as part of curriculum in various programs offered by the department. Since from the inception, the department had a strong group involving areas like Fluid Mechanics, Variational methods etc. Currently, the department has expertise on various areas of Mathematics, Statistics and Theoretical Computer Science. The Department offers a five-year integrated M.Sc. course in Mathematics and Computing, a Joint M. Sc-PhD course in Mathematics, and a Joint M. Tech-PhD course in Computer Science and Data Processing. The Department also offers Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science subjects to students of other departments. The department has an excellent computing environment in its own Computer laboratories which are equipped with Wipro NetPower Server and Dell PowerEdge R710 two blade servers for high end computational needs of students and research scholars. Apart from these high end servers the department is equipped with high configuration PCs about 150 in number, ranging from Dell Optiplex 990, Lenovo Thinkcenter Edge, Dell Optiplex 9010, Acer Desktop including high performance i5 desktops. All these systems are connected to other computing facilities in the Institute through LAN of the institute. For further information about the department, one may visit its website: www.webmath.iitkgp.ernet.in

The department offers Joint M. Tech-Ph.D program in Computer Science and Data Processing. This program gives an opportunity to students, who have not specialized in Computer Science at degree level but have adequate foundations in Mathematics or Electronics/Electrical/Physics, to specialize in Computer Science. The program aims to produce software professionals who can design and develop systems and applications software, maintain available systems efficiently, and can adapt themselves to research and developments in the rapidly changing field of Computer Science. It is expected that students joining this course should be acquainted with at least one high-level programming language.

MA - Computer Science and Data Processing

Course Content:

Core subjects : Theory and Practice of Programming Languages, Algorithms and Data Structures, Systems Programming, Operating Systems.

Electives : Object-oriented Programming, Discrete Structures in Computer Science, Advanced Numerical Techniques, Theory of Compiler Design, Fuzzy sets and Applications, Software Engineering, Graph Theory and Algorithms, Parallel Algorithms, Formal Languages and Theory of Computation, Mathematical Logic and Logic Programming, Pattern Recognition and Scene Analysis, Queueing Theory in Computer Science, Switching and Automata Theory, Information and Coding Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Computer Algorithms, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics, Multi-Objective Programming, File Organization and Database Systems, Advanced Techniques in Operations Research, Cryptography and Security Issues, Computational Linear Algebra, Time Series and Forecasting.

The curriculum demands at least six hours of laboratory classes per week in the first two semesters, a seminar in each semester and a comprehensive viva and a two semester project work after the course work.

Areas of Research : Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Bio-Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Integral Equations, Mathematical Modeling, Operations Research, Data-mining, Image Processing, Queueing Theory, Reliability Theory, Inventory Control, Decision Theory, Fuzzy Mathematics, Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science, Cryptography, Information and Coding Theory.

The Department is organised into three broad areas of Applied Mechanics, Thermal Science and Engineering, Manufacturing Processes and Systems.

M.Tech courses are offered in three specializations with wide flexibility in selecting subjects of interest. Research is emphasized at all phases to promote curiosity, creativity and confidence aimed at the intellectual and material advancement of the nation. All twenty three laboratories of the department are well equipped with computational and experimental research facilities in wide ranging fields of mechanical engineering. The Department facilities include computer controlled UTM, hip and knee joint simulators, tribological test rigs, stress analysis test facilities, machinery fault simulator, rotor dynamics test rigs, modal test facility, noise and vibration control facility, digital laser vibrometer, test rigs for evaluation of acoustical materials, robots, robot controllers and flexible manipulators, several high speed data acquisition systems, infrared thermal imaging system, stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV) system, micro PIV system, vibration isolated optical table, low speed wind tunnel, measuring instruments related to flow, pressure and heat transfer, hot wire anemometer, two-phase flow probes, high speed camera system, IC engines performance test rig, gas chromatograph, CAM, instrumented resistance welding machine, synergic MIG welding machine, cutting tool performance test rig, EDM and ECM setup, CNC High Efficiency Deep Grinding (HEDG) system, PVD hard and soft tool coating system, vibration measurement and fault diagnosis, high power fiber laser, pulsed Nd-YAG, excimer and cw CO2 lasers, plasma coating and selective laser sintering machines. There is an excellent central workshop equipped with conventional and modern CNC machine tools. An excellent computing environment has been created with state-of-the-art facilities and related accessories all networked with the institute backbone. Advanced software packages are available in the areas of neural network, CAD, FEM, rigid body dynamics, system modeling, control systems and CFD. In the last few years, the department research and laboratory facilities have been significantly augmented through major sponsored projects and institute funding. The faculty members teaching the courses are actively engaged in research and consultancy in their areas of specialisation.

The MTech courses offered are:
  1. ME1 Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  2. ME2 Thermal Science and Engineering
  3. ME3 Mechanical Systems Design
Course Content:

ME1 : The course is a balanced mix of advanced courses in the area of manufacturing processes and systems. Subjects cover areas of Primary manufacturing processes, Machining, Computer control and monitoring of manufacturing system along with electives in Surface engineering, Micro manufacturing, Abrasive machining, Soft computing, Modern manufacturing processes, Welding technology, Metal forming, Manufacturing information system, Laser processing of materials, Rapid prototyping, Intelligent machines and systems, and numerical modeling of manufacturing processes etc.

ME2 : Advanced thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Fluid mechanics, Computational methods, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental methods, and a large number of electives from sub-specialisation areas of thermal science, such as Refrigeration and air-conditioning, Energy conservation, Compressible flows, I.C. Engines, Solar energy technology, Gas turbines and Jet propulsion, micro-fluidics, multiphase flow etc.

ME3 : Advanced mechanics of solids, Vibration analysis, Automatic Control, Applied Elasticity, Lubrication and rotor dynamics, Experimental stress analysis, Tribology, Mechanics of Composites, Machinery fault diagnosis and signal processing, Engineering design optimization, Vibration isolation and control, Continuum mechanics, Robotics and robot applications, Fluid drives and control, Human body mechanics, Micro and Nanomechanics, Modern control, Nonlinear vibrations, Fracture mechanics, etc.

Areas of Research: Fluid mechanics, CFD, Two phase flow, Heat transfer, Liquid fuel atomisation and Spray combustion, I.C. engines, Fluidised bed combustion, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Transcritical CO2 based heat pumps, Thermal system modelling and optimization, Solar energy, Optical diagnostics of thermo-fluid systems, Thermal hydraulics of nuclear plants, Micro-fluidics and Micro-scale transport processes, Rheology, Transport processes in nano-fluids and magnetic fluids, Multi sensor measurement and data fusion, Flow of granular material.

Casting, Welding and Metal forming, Machining and grinding, Machine tools, Cutting tools and Coatings, Tool condition monitoring, Thermally sprayed coatings, Electro-physical machining processes, Precision manufacturing, and Laser processing. Computer aided design and manufacture, Computer aided process planning, Rapid prototyping, Intelligent machines and systems, Numerical modeling of manufacturing processes, Modeling and control of microsystems, MEMS.

Vibration based condition monitoring, Automotive Engg., noise and Vibration and Noise Control, Signal Processing in Mechanical Systems. Systems modeling and design using Bond Graphs, Finite element and Boundary element methods, Computational solid mechanics, Non-linear mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Composite materials, Non-linear elasticity, Smart materials and Structures, Biomechanics, Industrial, bio- and nano-Tribology, Surface engineering. Mechanical systems dynamics, Rotor dynamics, Vehicle dynamics, Bifurcation and Chaos, Fault tolerant control, Industrial fluid power and control, Mechanical Drives and Gear Engineering.

The Research and Development Program of the Department encompasses various areas like Extractive Metallurgy, Melting, Casting and Solidification Processing, Powder Metallurgy, thin and thick film processing, Phase transformations and heat-treatment, Mechanical behavior of materials, Corrosion and environmental degradation, Surface Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, development of advanced materials including ultra-high temperature ceramics, nickel based superalloys, titanium aluminides, bulk amorphous alloys, high entropy alloys, and bio-materials. Significant thrust also exists in emerging areas such as development of lithium ion batteries, grain-boundary engineering, etc.

In the field of Extractive Metallurgy significant contributions for metal value extraction, particularly Cu, Ni and Co from sea nodules has been made. Direct reduction of iron ore using mine generated ore and coal fines is another major research area. Understanding CO2 mitigation in steel industry through process models has emerged as a developed area of research.

The major areas in the field of Melting, Casting and Solidification Processing include: development of cast micro-alloyed steels, studies on the hot tearing of long freezing range Al alloys, austempered ductile iron through non-conventional route, grain refinement of Al alloys and the development of cast metal matrix composites. Significant progress has been made in the area of semi-solid processing for casting and mushy-state forming operations of Al-alloy matrix composites. Amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys have been processed by melt-spinning for rapid solidification.

Significant contributions in Powder metallurgy research involves sintering of refractory tungsten based alloys at lower temperatures by using nanometric powders as raw materials, reactive sintering of intermetallic alloys, liquid-phase sintering of alloys and composites, pressure-less sintering of ultra-high temperature ceramic composites, as well as micro-wave sintering, spark-plasma sintering and vacuum hot-pressing of engineering ceramics and composites.

Processing of thin film nanocomposites is carried out by reactive magnetron co-sputtering of high purity elemental targets, followed by characterization of structure and properties. Nanocomposite thin and thick films as well as alloys for various structural and functional applications are also prepared by electro-deposition.

Research involving phase transformations, heat-treatments, and thermo-mechanical processing are aimed at processing micro-alloyed steel, bainitic steels, nickel-based superalloys, and Ti-alloys with desirable microstructures and phase constituents to achieve specified mechanical properties. There is an effort to examine the microstructural evolution along with kinetics of phase transformations.

Mechanical behavior is being examined at different length-scales with objective of relating it to both microstructure and crystallographic orientation. Research involves evaluation of nano-indentation, hardness, tensile and compressive strengths at ambient and high temperatures, flexural strength, creep life (up to 1500 oC), fracture (impact and fracture toughness) as well as fatigue (low cycle and high cycle) properties. Development of newer grades of dual phase and micro alloyed steels has taken place through fracture based studies, correlation between fracture and wear characteristics of materials, development of thin sheet steel components are some important fronts in this direction. In addition, research is progressing in the area of mechanical behaviour of small volume materials.

Mathematical modeling and simulation involves application of genetic algorithm for the optimization of metallurgical systems, mathematical simulation of welding, iron and steel making, and other high temperature metallurgical systems by application of computational fluid dynamics, and heat and mass transfer, atomistic simulation of gas hydrates, molecular dynamic simulation of nanostructured materials, density functional theory approach, etc.

The research activities in the area of Oxidation and Environmental Degradation embraces fundamental studies relating to film/scale growth processes on different metal-oxygen and metal-halogen systems with emphasis on kinetics and growth mechanisms, defect structures of compounds, transport properties of different species, adhesion and protective properties of the scales etc. Studies on high temperature oxidation behaviour of multi-phase refractory metal-silicides like Molybdenum and Niobium Silicidesas well as ultra-high temperature ceramics are in progress. In the area of aqueous corrosion, the current activities are concentrated on the studies relating to corrosion behaviour of amorphous and nanocrystallineZr-based binary alloys, corrosion and stress corrosion performance of aluminum based composites and Al-Ni alloys and stress corrosion cracking of nickel alloys in hydrogen fluoride environment.

Significant research is in progress in development of high performance light metals, alloysbased on titanium, aluminium and magnesium, and their composites. Several Al-Cu-TM and Al-TM-Si (TM = transition metal) Al-Ni-Ti ternary alloys, and Al-alloys containing rare earth metals have been synthesized and characterized to explore the possibility of developing bulk amorphous Al-alloy by mechanical alloying and identifying the criteria of selection of such amorphous alloy compositions. In addition, significant progress has been achieved in the synthesis of Fe-TiC, Fe-ZrC and Fe-TiB2 composites from cheaper raw materials by aluminothermic reduction method. Development of low temperature copper based composites, steel matrix composites are also prominent areas in the area of composite materials. Activities related to surface engineering involves laser assisted surface modification, ion implantation and plasma spray deposition, development of nano-structured coating by electro-deposition.

Development of lead free Sn based solder material, and solid oxide fuel cell are also some areas of active research. In the area of joining research on joining of similar and dissimilar materials using electron beam welding is getting prominence. Development of Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) Technology for applications in Electric Vehicles in India has taken the role of a prominent research area in the Department

The Department offers the following specialization:

MT - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course Content:

Core Courses : The Core courses in this programme are thermodynamics of Engineering Materials, Metallurgical Kinetics, Principles and Techniques of Materials Characterization, Programming and Numerical Methods in Materials Engineering, Principles of Materials Engineering (for students with Non-Metallurgy background). A large number of elective courses are also offered, so that the students can specialize in any of the following fields :

Extractive Metallurgy and Modeling, Physical Metallurgy/Materials Engineering, Manufacturing/process Metallurgy, Powder Metallurgy, Corrosion Science and Technology.

Elective Courses : Agglomeration and Direct Reduction of Iron Ores, Rate Phenomena in Metallurgical Processes, Diffusion in Metallurgical Processes, Principles of Materials Engineering, Diffraction Techniques in Materials Engineering, Advanced composite Materials, Interfaces in Nanostructure Thin Film Semiconductors, Ceramics and Refractories : Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Advanced Ceramic Technology, Surface Modification and Coating Technology, Solidification Processing, Processing by powder Metallurgy Techniques, Vacuum Techniques, Advanced Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Laser Engineering, Computational Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer in Metallurgical Processes, Surfaces and Interfaces, Grain Boundaries and Interfaces, Dislocation Theory, Mechanical and Thermal Behaviour of Polymers, Crystals Growth and Characterization, Glass Technology, Secondary steel making , Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes, Fracture Mechanics and Analysis of Engineering Failures, Phase Transformation and phase Equilibria, Heat Treatment Technology, High Temperature Corrosion Biomaterials Advanced Materials and Processes, Thin Film Technology, Amorphous Materials and Applications, Advances in Iron and Steel making , Energetics in Metallurgical Industries, Theory and Practice of Sintering, Advanced Welding Technology, Experimental Stress Analysis, Advances in Mechanical working of Materials, Advanced Electron Microcopy and Analysis, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Polymer Reaction Engineering and Reactor Design, Technology of Polymer composite, Magnetism and Magnetic materials, Texture in Materials Engineering, Laser Processing Materials, Imperfections in solids.

These apart, the students can also opt for relevant electives offered by other Department and Centres.

The Laboratory courses include Computer Programming Lab (compulsory), Physical Metallurgy Lab (Compulsory for students with Non-Metallurgy background), Ferrous process Metallurgy and Modeling lab, X-ray and Electron Metallography lab, Phase Transformation Lab, Fracture Mechanics and Analysis of Engineering Failures lab, Materials joining Lab, Powder Metallurgy Lab, and Corrosion and Oxidation lab.

The Department of Mining Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur was started in 1956, with the approval of the Planning Commission and the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).The first batch of twenty B. Tech students graduated in 1961 and currently the sanctioned strength of the undergraduate program is 81 B. Tech and dual degree students.

The department has introduced a modern Mining Engineering curriculum in India, taking full advantage of the well-developed infrastructure for technical education at the institute. Over the years, the department has offered pioneering subjects of study including rock and geo-mechanics, mineral processing, numerical methods, geo-statistics, GIS & remote sensing, GPS, reliability and quality engineering, safety and occupational health engineering, environmental science and technology, industrial management, operations research, computer programming, data analytics, artificial intelligence techniques and network applications. The faculties are actively involved in sponsored research and industrial consultancy to maintain close relationships with the industry and to develop solutions for industrial problems.

The department has produced a large number of quality textbooks and monographs for mining and allied fields in India. A number of continuing education programs for industry executives and teachers are offered on a regular basis.

Facilities for research have been created over the years in the areas of fire and explosions, subsurface aerodynamics, experimental geo-mechanics, environmental quality assessment, mineral processing and numerical modeling. The tradition of inter-departmental research cooperation at IIT Kharagpur significantly enriches the M. Tech. and Ph.D. programs of the department. This department has awarded more doctoral degrees in mining engineering than any other Institution in India. Quality facilities exist for computer-based investigations, and the students have access to a wide variety of engineering software, testing facilities, and analytical equipment available throughout the institute.

The department will strive to remain in the forefront of science and technology related to mining and natural resources engineering.

Milestones

The department undertook a leadership role in the development of modern and broad-based mining engineering curricula balancing advancement of scientific knowledge and the needs of industries it serves. A two-year interdisciplinary postgraduate program in Mineral Engineering was offered by the department in collaboration with the departments of Chemical Engineering and Geology & Geophysics in 1966. A postgraduate course in Mine Planning and Mechanization was started in 1970 marking it the first full-fledged postgraduate program in the department. Later, an inter- departmental postgraduate program in Mineral Resources Development and Management was also offered.

The department had introduced a dual degree program entitled ‘Mine Safety Engineering’ in 2004 to develop students with skills to address the challenges of safety in the minerals and allied industries. From Autumn 2019, department offers two new M.Tech Programs in i) Geomechanics for Mineral and Energy Resources and ii) Safety, Health and Environment.:

The Department offers M.Tech degree in:
  1. MI1 Safety, Health and Environment
  2. MI2 Geomechanics for Mineral and Energy Resources

MI1 (Safety, Health and Environment): Environmental clearance for commissioning any industry has been made mandatory. After the operation starts, nearly all major industry has to report to the pollution regulator about the pollutant generated from the operations and the mitigation measures taken. Industrial safety is of utmost importance for success of any industrial operation. Occupational health has been an important subject for a long time, yet there are very few institutes who teach this subject, including IIT Kharagpur. Many industries are now have a full-fledged environmental and safety division who not only takes care of day to day environmental issues related to the operation, but also remain engaged in research to find out better operational protocols for reduced pollutant generation and enhanced safety. Therefore these companies will recruit personnel especially knowledgeable in environment and safety, but the country at present does not produce good number of qualified engineers in this discipline. Therefore an M Tech in Safety, Health and Environment can fill this gap.

Students from mining, civil, chemical, petroleum, mechanical, production and electrical engineering background will be inducted in this M.Tech program because students of these disciplines have some prior background about safety, health and environment (SHE). The subjects of this M.Tech program are decided to cater to mining, petroleum industries, steel plants, thermal power plants and almost all large scale chemical processing plants. This program also provides an opportunity to specialise in SHE areas applicable to oil & gas, power, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure and fire and safety. A proficiency in this curriculum will enable the students to work as SHE Engineer, Pollution Control Officers, Environmental Protection Engineer, Consultant in SHE, SHE Audit Officer/Engineer, Researchers in Environment Protection Technologies, and Safety Auditors. The department feels that this unique and interdisciplinary M.Tech degree in Safety, Health and Environment will make the students industry ready as well as prepare them to pursue higher studies.

The course will be offered by Department of Mining Engineering, in association with the relevant departments, namely Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering.

Areas of Research : Reliability, Quality, Safety and Occupational Hazards: Human Behaviour Analysis; Whole body vibration of machine operators, Environmental Pollution Control: Active and Passive Treatment of Water Pollution; Dust and Hazard Estimation, Noise, Machine vibration, Quality Control and Reliability; Supply Chain Management; Injury Epidemiology Safety Management; Geostatistics. Finite and Discrete Element Methods. Subsurface Environment: Fluid dynamics for shock loss analysis; Mine climate simulation and ventilation. Mine System Engineering: Neural Networks; Fractals and Fuzzy Theory; Genetic Algorithms for Mining Systems; Optimization of Mining Systems; Mine System Design and Mine Machinery Analysis. Mine Planning: Mine Closure Planning; Environmental Policy Studies; Contamination Migration, Clean Coal Technology; Advanced surveying and GPS; Geo-sptial and Geo-imaging; Rescue Robotics, Facility location; Capacity Utilization; Investment and Financing Strategic Planning.

MI2 (Geomechanics for Mineral and Energy Resources): The concept of geomechaincs is being applied in excavation of rocks to develop mines, tunnels, caverns and even petroleum fields. Nowadays mining companies like CIL, UCIL, HCL, and others are creating a new position in the field of “Geomechanics” and recruit personnel especially knowledgeable and trained in this field. Minerals and ores are being extracted from deep underground mines which are subjected to high ground stress conditions. Planning for safe extractions of ores, designing dimension of excavations and monitoring of ground behaviour are the key for success of mining operations. Similarly, large caverns for powerhouse, storage space for LNG, hydroelectric and vehicular tunnels and dams are being built where persons with geomechaincs background are highly required for planning and execution of such large projects. Recent conversation with ONGC reveals that they also require specially trained geomechaincs personnel for their difficult oil and shale reservoirs.

Students from mining, civil and petroleum engineering background will be inducted in this M.Tech program. This program will be a unique post graduate degree in the country for solving multi facet problems of the above industries.

The subjects of this M.Tech program are designed such a way that they cater mining, constructions, tunnelling and petroleum industries. The department feels that this unique and interdisciplinary M.Tech degree in Geomechaincs for Mineral and Energy Resources make the students industry ready as well as prepare them to pursue higher studies.

Areas of Research : Rock Mechanics and Ground Control: Rock fracture mechanics, Slope Stability Analysis, Ground Movement Analysis, Petroleum Geomechanics, Reservoir modelling and simulation, Tunnel design, Design of Tailing Dam, Floor Bearing Capacit, Longwall Ground Control, Reinforcement and Roof Support Design, Drilling and Blasting. Shale gas estimation and simulation of flow; Stability of Large Underground Excavations; Image processing for rock mass characterization; Finite and Discrete Element Methods. Digital Image Correlation, Subsurface Environment: Fluid dynamics and flow through porous media; Mine climate simulation and ventilation; Neural Networks; Fractals and Fuzzy Theory; Genetic Algorithms for Mining Systems; Optimization of Mining Systems.

The Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture set up in 1952 to offer a degree course in Naval Architecture was the first of its kind in India. It started offering a postgraduate diploma in Naval Construction from 1973-74 and a postgraduate diploma in Ship Design and Construction from 1974-75, following a request from the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The postgraduate diploma was subsequently upgraded to the degree of Master of Technology in Naval Architecture from 1980-81 based on the recommendation of Nayudamma Committee. With the changing scene worldwide, BTech (Hons) is now awarded in ‘Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture’ from 1991-92 and M.Tech. in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture from 2001-02.

Besides offering the BTech and M.Tech programmes, the Department also offers a five-year dual degree M.Tech programme in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture. Research oriented programs leading to MS and Ph.D in the different research areas of the Department are pursued.

The Department is equipped with different laboratories and facilities created over the years and this includes (a)Ship Hydrodynamics Laboratory – The laboratory consists of a towing tank 150m long, 4m wide and 2.5m deep and equipped with a towing carriage of maximum speed of 6m/sec. The towing carriage has resistance and propulsion dynamometers with NI based hardware to control the carriage speed and Labview based data acquisition system. A 2D wave maker, single paddle, wetback type with AWACS (Automatic Wave Absorption and Control System) that can generate regular and irregular waves up to 40cm wave height and up to 3 sec wave period is installed at one end of the towing tank. The laboratory has a GPRS linked, Motion Recording Unit (MRU) that can record all 6 DoF. The hydrodynamics laboratory conducts resistance, propulsion and seakeeping experiments for ship models. The laboratory also has a 3-D velocity component measuring unit (acoustic type) for measuring flow dynamics around submerged body /sediment flow. The laboratory has underwater load cells for measuring mooring loads on floating structures (b) Circulating Water Tunnel – A circulating water tunnel with a test section of 6m long, 2m wide, 1.5m deep and water speed of 1m/sec with flow control facilities enables studies of flow around floating and submerged bodies as well as measurement of sediment transportation. (c) Welding and Marine Construction Laboratory – This laboratory is equipped with various welding units, namely submerged arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, friction stir welding and gas welding. The laboratory also has a set up plate forming using line heating. The welding units have suitable computer support for data acquisition and analysis. Work carried out in this laboratory is in the area of welding simulation, residual stress, weld induced distortion and control. (d) Structure and Vibration Laboratory - The laboratory is equipped with a 50kN Universal Testing Machine complete with all accessories to carry out experiments with tensile, compressive and bending loads. The equipment also has a multipoint digital strain data logger. (e) Model Making Workshop – To support the experimental activities for the above mentioned laboratories, the Department has a well equipped workshop to fabricate ship models and other accessories for experiments. The models are made of wax, wood, fibre glass, perspex, foam, etc. The Department also has a Computational Hydrodynamics Laboratory (sponsored by Naval Research Board) and a CAD Laboratory. The laboratories of the Department are equipped with various softwares like WAMIT, ORCAFLEX, NAPA, MAXSURF, MULTISURF, SHIPFLOW, CD-ADAPCO, STAAD, ANSYS, Symbols Grapher, Rhinoceros, FLUENT, Midas Civil for structural analysis, Photomodeler for programmatic measurements, ADCIRC, SACS etc. The Department is continuously upgrading the hardware and software facilities of all the laboratories with state of the art instruments and data acquisition systems.

The Earth Science and Technology Cell (ESTC) is also located in the Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture. The objective of the Cell, established by the Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India, is to promote R&D activities in Ocean Science and Technology having societal impact. The cell invites suitable proposals for funding in relevant thrust areas of ocean science and technology. The Department has a “National Programme on Marine Hydrodynamics”, sponsored by Naval Research Board, New Delhi, to promote research and development in the area of naval hydrodynamics.

Department offers M.Tech degree in

NA - Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture

Course Content:

The basic concepts necessary for an appreciation of the field of Ocean Engineering are provided through various core courses such as Analysis of Ocean Structures, Ocean Hydromechanics, Marine Construction and Repair Techniques, Advanced courses in specific area of Ocean Engineering including CAD-CAM in Design and Production, Dynamics of Ocean Vehicles, Computational Methods in Structural Mechanics and Hydromechanics are available in the form of electives. Some of the elective courses offered by the Department are: Ocean Engineering Materials, Dynamical Oceanography, Safety and Marine Pollution, Coastal Engineering, Hydroelasticity, Mechanics of Floating Systems, Ocean Engineering Vehicles and Systems, Powering of Ocean Vehicles, Ship Design, Advanced Ocean Structural Analysis, Computational Methods in Marine Hydrodynamics, CAD-CAM in Marine Design and Production, Port and Harbour Engineering, Ocean Circulation and Wave modeling, Offshore Technology. The courses are so designed that the students from other engineering disciplines can easily adopt themselves to the course curriculum and later specialize themselves in areas like Structural Mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Marine Design and Production and Ocean Technology, Ocean environment. Experimental work in the Department Laboratories also forms a part of the M.Tech programme. M.Tech applicants are required to submit a dissertation, which may be in one of the areas of research in the Department.

Areas of Research : In the last half a century, the Department has made significant contributions to the development of the shipbuilding, shipping, offshore and related industries in the country by providing technical manpower of high quality and by carrying out research and development of international standard. Apart from basic research, the Department is also actively involved in various sponsored research and consultancy projects. The research areas can be classified into the three broad fields as below :

Design and Production : Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture, Structural Reliability, Ship Design Optimization, Knowledge Based Systems, Different Welding Methods for Production, Design and analysis of Welded Joints, Methods for Calculation/Estimations of Welding Deformation and Residual Stresses.

Hydrodynamics : Resistance and Propulsion, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Water Wave Mechanics, Coastal Hydrodynamics, Hydroelasticity, Motion of Floating Bodies, Wave loads on Coastal/Offshore Structures.

Structural Engineering : Finite Element Method of structural analysis applied to ship and ocean structures such as stiffened plates, stiffened shells, submerged panels, offshore structures, articulated towers, etc., analysis of the fibre reinforced structures as applied to ocean, aerospace and general engineering systems.

Ocean Environment : Coastal processes and ocean wave modelling.

Placement opportunities : Employment opportunities for Ocean Engineers and Naval Architects exist in various offshore industry, shipbuilding and ship repairing yards, marine classification societies and other government regulatory bodies dealing with marine systems, Navy and Coast Guard, coastal engineering companies, Naval Defense R&D, environmental protection agencies for coastal protection, etc. Being multidisciplinary in nature, students from this program generally receive a broad engineering background, and this helps finding employment in other allied engineering fields as well including management and IT industry. Every year, a section of the students opt to go for higher study in core branches of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture and other allied branches of Engineering and Science.

The Department started functioning from the very inception of the Institute in 1951. The Department, apart from teaching Physics to undergraduate students and offering 5-year integrated M.Sc. course and 2-year M.Sc. course in Physics, also offers M.Tech. course in:

PH1 Functional Materials and Devices.

Course Content : The prime objective of the MTech course in Functional Materials and Devices is to educate the post MSc and post BTech students, at advanced level, on such modern areas of solid state science and technology as have developed during the last five decades. To make the course better balanced and inter-disciplinary, the course curriculum and syllabus have been framed in cooperation with Department of electronics and electrical Communication Engineering, Materials Science Centre, and Cryogenic Engineering Centre and several related subjects from these Department and Centres have also been included in the curriculum.

The outline of the course content is as follows:

Physics of materials, solid state devices, Analytical techniques, Science and technology of nanomaterials, Magnetic and superconducting properties of solids, Soft condensed matter, Physics of semiconductor devices, IC technology, Thin film technology, Surface science, Physics and technology of Optical fibers, Integrated optics, Optoelectronics, Computational methods and advanced experiments on solid state devices.

Areas of Research: : The department is actively engaged in both experimental and theoretical research and many of these are of interdisciplinary in nature. A brief outline of the main areas is as follows:

Structure-property correlation of amorphous and crystalline materials, electrical transport, thermal, magnetic, and optical properties of materials. Phase transition phenomena in solids. Preparation of nanomaterials, semiconductor thin films, disordered solids, ferroelectric materials, polymer composites etc. X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, Laser spectroscopy, Impedance spectroscopy, and Crystal growth techniques. Device studies on photonic crystals, optical fibers, spintronics, fuels cells, solar cells, energy storage, memories etc. Theoretical research are in different areas which include high-Tc materials, correlated systems, high energy physics, astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, non-linear dynamics, chaos etc.

The Advanced Technology Development Centre (ATDC) was thus established in July 1998 in IIT Kharagpur. The aim of this centre is to achieve excellence in research using latest technology at the global level and produce trained professional man power for the industry. Advanced Technology Development Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre carrying out research in emerging areas that typically involve researchers from multiple disciplines and niche academic programmes at the postgraduate level. Other than departments, several stare-of-the-art research units of the Institute carry out research under the academic umbrella of ATDC. These include the Advanced VLSI Design Laboratory, MEMS Design Laboratory, Micro-science Laboratory, Advanced Laboratory for Plant Genetic Engineering, Communication Empowerment Laboratory, Kalpana Chawla Space Technology Cell, Centre for Theoretical Studies, Micro-fluidics Laboratory, GM CRL on ECS, P K Sinha Centre for Bio-Energy, Centre for Railway Research, etc. A large number of interdisciplinary research projects are carried out under ATDC.

Micromachining and MEMS are one of the major areas of research at the centre. Research and development in Bio-MEMS is also one of the thrust areas of the centre. Bio-MEMS devices like micro channel for cell culture, cell separation etc are being undertaken in the Centre. Several Govt. Dept. including NPSM/ADA, ISRO, DRDO, DST and BARC have funded projects to develop micro-sensors for special application. During the last few years the MEMS devices developed in the laboratory include silicon piezoresistive accelerometer, quartz based accelerometer, micro-thruster, micro-valve, micro-pump, and flow sensor. MEMS design laboratory, a national facility created under NPSM program is actively involved with design work on MEMS including micro fluidic devices. A number of students from various departments like ATDC, Electronics & ECE, Electrical, Computer Science and Engineering, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Chemical, Bio-Technology, School of Medical Science, Civil engineering department, etc. are involved in the design centre for their project/thesis work. Research and development is also undertaken in the field of integrated optics. A number of thrust areas have now emerged based on core competency available in Advanced VLSI laboratory. These include analog and RF circuit, wireless communication and broadband processing, direct conversion receiver, power management circuits, processors and IP cores for embedded applications design for testability. Fifteen leading companies have joined AVLSI consortium and more that twelve ongoing collaborative research projects funded by Govt. of India and leading companies including National Semiconductor, Intel, Texas Instrument and General Motors. Integrated-optic design software has been developed and copyrighted. Fabrication and characterization of Ti in diffused Li niobate wave guide, directional coupler, power splitters, switches for fiber optic communication network have been performed. Research is being carried out in thin film nanostructure, semiconductor, ferroelectric and magneto-resistive films for microelectronics and sensor applications under various Govt. sponsored projects at Micro Science Laboratory under Dept. of Physics.

AT - Embedded Controls and Software

Course Content:

Core Courses : Embedded Control Systems, Embedded Software Design & Validation, Software Design and Validation Laboratory, Embedded Controls Laboratory, Embedded Applications Laboratory, Seminar, Comprehensive Viva-Voce.

Elective Courses : Embedded Systems, Principles of Automotive Dynamics and Control, Logics for Computer Science, Testing and Verification of Circuits, Cryptography and Network Security, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Graph Theory, VLSI System Design, Object-Oriented Systems, Control Theory, Estimation of Signals and Systems,Industrial Instrumentation, Digital Signal Processing, Intelligent Control, Digital Control, Modeling and Simulation, Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis, Embedded Systems Design, Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Syst., Machinery Fault Diagnostics & Signal Proc., Automatic Control, Reliability Analysis & Prediction, Communication Systems and Networking, Embedded Low Power Systems, MEMS and Biosensors, Stochastic Process Simulation, MEMS and Applications, Wireless Adhoc and Sensor Networks, Intelligent Machines and Systems, High Performance Computer Architecture, Real-Time Systems, Distributed Systems, Advanced Microprocessor Based Systems, Intelligent Systems, Advances in Operating Systems Design, Machine Learning, Fault Tolerant Systems, CAD for VLSI Design, Advances in Digital and Mixed Signal Testing, Advanced Control Theory, Adaptive and Learning Control, Advanced Estimation Theory , Discrete Event Systems, Real Time Systems, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Optimal Control, Non-Linear Control, Adaptive Systems and Signal Processing, Mechatronics, Computer Controls of Machines and Processes, Robotics , Internet and Web based Technologies, Information and System Security, Software Reliability, Fault Diagnosis and Predictive Maintenance, Computer Process Control, Real Time Intelligent Process Systems, Process Dynamics and Control, MEMS and Microsystems Technology, Signal Processing / Telecommunication, Fluidic Instrumentation and Control, Electric Vehicles, Analog Signal Processing, Power System Dynamics and Control, Industrial Automation and Control, Biomedical System Engg. and Automation, Biomedical Instrumentation, Mechanisms and Robot Kinematics.

Areas of Research : Current areas of research focus in laboratories directly under ATDC includeEmbedded Controls and Software, VLSI Design and CAD, MEMS and BIO-MEMS, Nano-electronics and material sciences, MBE and MoCVD Technology, Advanced Automotive Technology, High-speed and Heavy-Haul Technology for Railways, Reliability Analysis, Micro and nano-Fluidics, etc.

The Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was established in March, 2005 for imparting quality teaching and advanced training in Earth System Sciences and Technology. The vision of the Centre is to become a world class educational and research hub for the development of high quality manpower in the area of Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Land System, River Science and related physical, biological, and societal systems. It will also act as a knowledge integrator and scientific innovator towards contributing to the development of predictive earth System Science. The important mission of the centre is to identify and address the challenges of the Earth Systems Science such as climate changes, Ocean State simulation, Tsunamis, Cyclones and so on.

At present the Centre is offering a two year Postgraduate Program i.e. Master of Technology in Earth System Science and Technology. Meritorious students working in the project are allowed for MS. The Centre is also having Ph.D program. It is coincident that the start of the master's program by CORAL almost coincides with the establishment of Ministry of Earth Sciences by Government of India. The Centre is having Computing and Visualization Laboratory for integration of numerical models and visualization of these products. The Centre is also having a national atmospheric observational tower facility.

The Department offers M.Tech degree in:

CL - Earth System Science and Technology

Course Content:

The two year M.Tech in Earth System Sciences and Technology is designed to meet the trained manpower in the area of Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Land System, River Science and related physical, biological, and societal systems. The course is divided in four semesters with first two semesters having the course work of theory and laboratory. The third and the fourth semesters are mainly devoted to project work. The program is structured in line with the other M. Tech Programmes of the institute providing ample flexibility to the students to learn as per the course and the interest. The core subjects include; Advance Meteorology, Dynamics of Fluvial Systems, Ocean Dynamics, Global Tectonics and Climate with electives covering a set of vast topics from Advanced Instrumentation Techniques, Satellite Oceanography, Ocean Colour and Applications, Ocean Circulation and Wave Modelling, Marine Biotechnology, Polar Science, Modelling of Extreme Events, Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change, Climate Modelling, Climate Risk Assessment in Agriculture, Land System Studies, Neural Networks and Applications, Advanced Computational Hydraulics, Groundwater Modelling and Simulation, Integrated Watershed Management, Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry, Geo-informatics and Data Analysis to Environmental Hazard Management etc. The centre is also offering laboratory courses on Atmospheric and Hydrological Modelling, Ocean and Storm Surge Modelling and Data Analysis and GIS Applications.

Areas of Research : The centre is involved in frontier research in oceanographic and atmospheric observational and modelling. In oceanography, the areas of present research activities include numerical modelling of Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, wave modelling and ocean circulation. In atmospheric research, the present focus is on the observations and modelling studies of severe thunderstorms. Besides, the centre is also involved in mesoscale modelling of extreme weather events viz., tropical cyclone, heavy rainfall, and flash floods etc. The areas of specific interest in this direction are mesoscale data assimilation and micro-physical processes. The centre is also involved in observational modeling studies of urban boundary layer, regional climate modelling and impact assessment studies. Space based observations, retrievals; validation and assimilation of geophysical parameters of ocean, atmosphere and land are another area of research of the Centre. In view of India's active research in Antarctica, the Centre is also focusing on the remote sensing of sea-ice and southern ocean in relation to climate studies.

Cryogenic Engineering Centre was established in 1976 on the recommendation of Nayudumma Committee for the advancement of cryogenics and cryogenic engineering. This is the only department in India that is engaged in conducting postgraduate studies in Cryogenic Engineering through its M.Tech., M.S. and Ph.D. programme. The Cryogenic Engineering is a multi-disciplinary academic curriculum with inputs from three major disciplines, namely, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. The objective is to generate expert manpower in this advanced field of science and technology through teaching and research.

Teaching, sponsored research and consultancy remain at the core of activities of the centre. The Centre offers several courses related to cryogenics and cryogenic engineering at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research and development activities are carried out through its postgraduate and doctoral programmes as well as through inter-departmental undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The Centre is also active in continuing education programme of the Institute by conducting short term courses and workshops in specialised areas to train engineers from industries, faculty from academic institutions and scientists from R&D organisations.

Major research areas pursued at the Centre include superconducting magnets and applications, magnetic materials and devices, nanocomposites and nanofluids, oxygen safety, helium cryogenics, cryogenic heat transfer and fluid flow, cryogenic heat exchangers and rotating machines, cryogenic rocket propulsion, natural gas and hydrogen energy, air separation, carbon capture and sequestration, cryogenic two phase flow etc.

Alumni of the centre are holding positions in different national and international organisations and serving actively different cryogenic and allied industries. Several of our students are working in the different national and international laboratories or they have joined academics in IITs or NITs.

The Centre receives sponsored and consultancy projects from various government agencies and industries. Some of these include DST, BARC, ISRO, MHRD, CSIR, ONGC, BHEL etc. A substantial amount of funding was received from DST to develop liquid-helium-free superconducting magnet-based research facility in the Centre. Besides these, research facilities and cryogen-production facilities were modernized through bi-nation collaboration under Indo-FRG Cooperation in cryogenic engineering.

The Centre, through interactions with industries and academia at both national and international levels, commits itself to excel in cryogenic engineering and allied areas. The Centre offers M. Tech Degree in:

CR - Cryogenic Engineering

Course Content :

The course contents include subjects like Introduction to Cryogenics and Superconductivity, Basic Refrigeration Technology, Cryogenic Liquefaction Systems and Cryocoolers, Cryogenic Air Separation, Cryogenic Heat Transfer Devices, Heat and Mass Transfer in Cryogenic Systems, Cryogenic Expansion Devices , Compressors and Pumps for Cryogenic Applications, Storage and Transfer of Cryogens, Vacuum Technology, Matter at Low Temperatures, Safety Issues with Cryogenic Fluids, Superconducting Devices and Applications, Superconducting Technology for Power Applications, Superconducting Magnets – Design and Application, Spintronic Materials and Devices, Cryogenic Process Plants Simulation, Upstream and Downstream LNG Technology, Cryogenic Gas Separation and Purification, Hydrogen Technology, Cryogenic Techniques below 1 K, Cryogenic and Semi-cryogenic Rocket Propulsion, Cryogenic Carbon Capture, Cryogenic Instrumentation and different laboratories like Cryogenic Systems Laboratory, Cryogenic Heat Transfer Laboratory and Cryophysics and Vacuum Technology Laboratory etc. Students can also take up a few appropriate electives from other Departments/Centres.

Areas of Research : Current research activities of Centre focus on cryogenic refrigeration and liquefaction system; sorption cooling; fluid flow and heat transfer; porous media heat transfer; miniature heat exchangers and regenerators; cryogenic rotating machines; gas separation and purification by absorption; adsorption and membrane processes; modeling and simulation of separation processes; natural gas processing, liquefaction and utilization; rocket propulsion; process intensification; energy optimization; hydrogen energy; safety under oxygen rich environment; simulation of helium plant and cryogenic system for fusion reactor; nanostructured materials, nanofluids and bio-composites; dielectric and magnetic materials, thin films; superconducting magnetic energy storage; superconducting devices for nuclear fusion/electrical industry etc; high field / low temperature cryogen-free magnets; spintronics and magnetic nonmagnetic heterostructure, multiferroics and functional materials; vacuum technology and process applications; energy efficient system; thermoelectrics, spin freezing phenomena, spin glasses.

Named after late Prof. G. S. Sanyal, former Director of IIT Kharagpur, G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications (GSSST) was set up on November 8, 1996. Mrs. Kiran Malhotra and Mr. Arjun Malhotra had the vision on growth potential and relevance of ICT in India. An invaluable endowment from them helped setting up GSSST to function as a centre of excellence in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The School should fulfil the needs of education, research, technology development and training in broad areas related to telecommunications engineering.

The School has been offering PhD and MS (by research) programs since 2004-2005. The GSSST research group includes an impressive number of MS and PhD scholars engaged in various contemporary and futuristic problems, primarily in the areas of wireless communications, signal processing and networks. The School is actively engaged in collaborative research with several international and national research organizations. Multiple funded research projects are also under execution.

G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications announces call for admission to its M. Tech. Program on ‘Wireless Communications and Networks’ for the academic session 2021-2022, It may be noted that this year the students of Wireless Communication and Networks specialization offered by GSSST have secured 100% placement in reputed companies.

GS - Wireless Communications and Networks

Course Content :

Core Subjects : Communications Signal Processing and Algorithms; Broadband Access Networks; Telecommunications Network Planning and Management; Telecommunications Network Security.

Electives : The students will be able to choose elective subjects that may be offered from the GS Sanyal School of Telecommunications and other sister departments of the Institute.

Electives from the School : Teletraffic Engineering; Spread Spectrum Communications and Jamming; Telecommunication Networks and Optimizations; MIMO Communications; Communication Services and Applications; Emerging Topics in Communications Engineering – I; Emerging Topics in Communications Engineering - II.

Electives from sister departments of the Institute : Information Theory and Coding Techniques; VLSI for Telecommunications; Embedded Systems; Digital Signal Processing and Applications; Wireless Adhoc and Sensor Networks; Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Processing; Lightwave Networks; Mobile Communications and Fading; Software Engineering; Distributed Systems; RF and Microwave Integrated Circuits; Parallel and Distributed Processing; Information and System Security.
In addition to the above, a student may also opt for other PG level subjects as permissible.
Lectures will be augmented by well-designed experiments in Communications Hardware Laboratory, Communications Simulation Laboratory and Embedded Communications Laboratory.

Current Areas of Research Interest:

Wireless Communications and Networking: (i) Cellular Networks, (ii) Broadband Wireless Access, (iii) Wireless Sensor Networks, (iv) Radio Technology Design for 5G Cellular, (v) Satellite Communication Systems, (vi) Under-water Communication Systems, (vii) UWB, 60 GHz Communication, (viii) Wireless Local Area Networks, (ix) Signal detection and estimation, (x) Green Radio, (xi) Cognitive Radio Networks, (xii) Biomedical signal processing, (xiii) Physical Layer Security, (xiv) Visual Light Communications, (xv) Quantum Communication, (xvi) Neural Information Processing. (xvii) Millimeter Wave Communication and Terahertz Communication, (xviii) Virtualization of Network Functions (xix) Edge Computing (xx) Software Defined Networks (SDN) (xxi) IoT and Wireless Communication for Persons with Disabilities (xxii) Vehicular Networks (xxiii) Inter Planetary networks.

Optical Communications and Networking: (i) Optical Access Networks, (ii) Optical switching, (iii) In-home network architectures, (iv) Fibre-coax solutions, (v) Optical Network-on-Chip, (vi) Coherent Optical Communications, (vii) Optical Backbone Networks, (viii) Elastic Optical Networks (EON), (ix) Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON).

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: (i) Machine learning on graphs or networks, (ii) Automated answer grading, (iii) Artificial intelligence for digital library, (iv) Machine Learning Models and Fundamentals, (v) Big Data processing (vi) Natural Language Processing.

The Materials Science Centre was established in 1971 to undertake research activities in the areas of glass and ceramics, polymers, semiconductor, allied materials and composites. The development of know-how and manufacturing technologies of many strategic and advanced materials like Opto-electronic Materials and Devices, Semiconductor Lasers, Polymer Blends etc were taken up by the centre. With state-of-the-art infrastructure the centre conducts major sponsored research projects and has developed a range of products today and applications, including Ferromagnetic insulator cermets for Telecom Equipment, Alumina composites, Drag Resistant Polymers for Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, Ceramic Components by Gel Casting, Synthesis of Nano sized Non-oxide Ceramic Powders. Over 200 Ph.D students and 400 M.Tech students have passed out to join academic organizations, industry and research institutions in India and abroad.

The Centre has an active M.Tech Programme in Materials Science since 1980. The annual intake strength is 25 students. The programme is inter-disciplinary and draws on students from physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, polymer chemistry, etc. The programme is tailored to have mainly core subjects in the 1st semester with more specialized electives in the subsequent semester and a strong component of project work for a year. This is especially useful for the students in generating employment in industry as well as preparing them for a career in research since they get hands-on training on various synthesis/processing tools as well as advanced characterization facilities. The three major emphases of the M. Tech program are: Ceramics, Polymers and Semiconductors.

The Centre also contributes actively to B.Tech programmes by offering courses tailored to the needs of the different Engineering Departments. It is now starting a new thin specialization in Materials Science for B. Tech students of all disciplines.

The major research facilities available in the Centre include a Keithley 4200-SCS Parameter Analyzer, Thermal transport measurement facilities (Hot Disk TP2500S), Photoluminescence (PL) unit (PTI USA), Zeiss FESEM, Tescan Vega 2 SEM, Quantachrome BET, Panalytical Empyrean XRD , Class AAA Solar Simulator (Photo Emission Tech, USA), Seebeck Coefficient set up (Advance Riko ZEM-3HR), Cryo-cooled Electrical Probe Station (Janis, USA), Rapid Screening Calorimeter (THT, UK), Zwick UTM, Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA, USA), Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TA, USA), Perkin Elmer UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Ferroelectric Loop Tracer (Radiant Technologies, USA), Contact Angle Measurement system, ezHEMS Hall Effect measurement system (Nanomagnetics, UK), Optical Microscope (Leica, Germany), E-beam evaporation system, DC Sputtering system , Spin coater, Dynamic Mechanical analyzer (DMA, Netzsch), Universal Testing Machine (UTM, Zwick), High Temperature Furnaces, CVD systems, Polymer processing and synthesis facilities, etc.

The Centre offers MTech degree in:

MS - Materials Science and Engineering

Course Content :The course consists of threee compulsory subjects as an introduction to different types of materials, their preparation, characterization, technology and applications – science and technology of polymers, science and technology of semiconductors, science and technology of ceramics. Additionally, there are two compulsory courses on characterization techniques in the second semester. Students may specialize in their chosen areas by taking electives from subjects like: Refractories & thermal barriers, Spectroscopy and structure of glass, Technology of ceramics for electronic applications, Ceramic fabrication & processing, Glass and glass materials, Ceramic synthesis, Solar energy materials, Optoelectronic materials and devices, Semiconductor technology, Introduction to nanotechnology & nano-structured materials, Epitaxy of compound semiconductors, Introduction to biomaterials, Manufacture of industrial polymers, Polymer rheology and mixing, Processing and fabrication of polymers, Technology of polymer composites, Technology of natural and synthetic elastomers, Industrial polymer production technology, Polymer blends and alloys.

The project work is conducted often in collaboration with industry.

Areas of Research : Nanostructured materials, catalysis, fuel cells, surface, and electrochemistry, refractory materials and coatings for thermal barrier and tribological applications, structural ceramics and porous ceramics, advanced glasses and glass ceramics, bulk amorphous alloys, mesoporous solids, GMR and GMS materials, magnetoelectric materials, structure-property correlations, thermo-mechanical processing and structure evolution, additive manufacturing.

Catalyst free growth of InP quantum dots on Si by MOCVD, low dimensional structures of III-V semiconductors, development of materials for waste heat recovery (thermoelectricity), III-V MOS, embedded ZnO nanostructures in graphene oxide (GO) matrix, functional electro-ceramic materials by soft solution processing, multiferroic ceramics, semi-conducting ceramics for gas sensing applications and intercalating oxides as electrode materials for lithium rechargeable batteries, CVD growth of 2D semiconductor materials, CNTs and Silicon Carbide epilayers, oxide nanostructures and superlattices, superhydrophobic surfaces from inorganic nanostructures, epitaxy of rare earth oxides and Group IV superlattices and interfaces, Physics of low dimensional materials, Nanoelectronics at ultra-low temperatures

Synthesis and characterization of high performance polymers, low dielectric constant polymers, polymers for membrane based application e.g. pervaporation, gas separation and proton exchange membranes, hyperbranched polymers and polymers for electronic applications, polymer blends, reactive compatibilization of multiphase mixtures, polymer-clay nanocomposites, polymer based sensors, polymeric PTCR (positive temperature co-efficient to resistivity) composites, conductive polymer composites, polymeric supercapacitors and EMI shielding materials, LCP based binary and ternary blends, smart polymeric materials, polymeric hydrogels, stimuli responsive and self-healing polymers.

Infrastructure is recognized today as one of the most essential requirements for economic development of any country. Its importance has been increasingly appreciated by policy makers of different countries, including India which envisages a growth rate of nine percent during the eleventh plan period (2007-08 to 2011-12) for which about Rs. Two million Crores need to be invested in key infrastructure sectors during the eleventh plan period. Besides generating the necessary finances, it is very important to build necessary capacity to realize these ambitious targets. Large infrastructure projects require strong, interdisciplinary technical and management skills. It has therefore become imperative that Institutes bestowed with solid foundations in engineering, architecture, and management skills should initiate academic programmes to develop trained manpower in this upcoming area of infrastructure design and management.

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has a vantage position with regard to its existing faculty and academic programmes in the areas of engineering, architecture and management. The institute, with its numerous academic departments, centers and schools with academic programmes in such wide ranging areas such as law, management, architecture and engineering, is in a uniquely advantageous position to contribute to the nation’s goal of building world-class infrastructure.

The Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of infrastructure Design and Management has been started by IIT Kharagpur in the year 2008. The school of Infrastructure Design and Management is the first such school to be set in the IIT system and also in the country.

The mission of the School is to prepare outstanding professionals capable of designing and delivering quality infrastructure projects efficiently and effectively with a comprehensive and fast-track approach. The Department offers M.Tech degree in:

ID - Infrastructure Design and Management

The M.Tech programme has been designed with focus on planning, management, and effective delivery of large robust infrastructure projects in areas such as Transportation, Power, Utility Infrastructures and infrastructure facilities. The programme is multi-disciplinary in nature. Faculty members of different departments, schools and centers participate in the teaching and research activities of this programme.

Students joining this programme will have the option of selecting courses in such a way as to gain expertise relevant to the infrastructure sector of their interest.

The programme is currently designed for graduates in architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

The programme has five theory subjects and three laboratories as core (compulsory) courses and five elective subjects, to be covered in the first year. The elective subjects are being so grouped (the groups being designated as verticals) as to enable the students to select appropriate electives depending on their background and interest.

Course Content : The five core subjects And three laboratory components to be covered by all the students are Project Engineering and management, Financing Infrastructure Projects, Infrastructure Regulatory Issues, Quantitative Methods for Decision Making, Environmental Impact Assessment, Simulation Laboratory, Virtual Reality Laboratory, Project Management laboratory.

The elective courses have been grouped under the following four vertical groups:

Transportation : Urban Transportation Systems Planning, Airport Planning and Design, Bridges and Tunnels Engineering, Analysis and Design of Pavements, Traffic Engineering, Analysis and Evaluation of Transportation systems, Highway Construction Practice, Planning, Operation and Management of Transportation Facilities, Sea and Inland Port Infrastructure.

Public Utilities : Water Supply Systems, Waste Water Management, Solid Waste Management, Air Quality Management, Environmental Sanitation, Hazardous Waste Management.

Facilities Infrastructure : Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, Housing Infrastructure, Facility Programming and Specialized Building Design, Building Management Systems, Regional Infrastructure Development, Environmental Planning, Remote Sensing and DIS in Planning.

Power Systems : Thermal, Hydel and Nuclear Power Generation, Power Infrastructure : Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Internal Combustion Engine, Power Transmission Systems, Non-conventional Electrical Energy Systems, High Voltage and Insulation Engineering, Power Infrastructure : Economics, Management and Environment, Power System Planning and Reliability, Air-conditioning and Ventilation, Power Systems Transients and Protection, Opto-electronics based instrumentation, AI applications to Power Systems.

Areas of Research : Project management, infrastructure financing, Infrastructure planning and systems management, housing and community planning, Planning and management of rural an urban transport systems, pavement and airport management systems, environmental impact assessment, system analysis and water quality management, process modification and pollution minimization, environmental life cycle assessment, power system analysis and operation, non-conventional energy sources, power system planning and reliability.

In the present scenario of global competition, Quality and Reliability of products and processes play vital role in design, maintenance, operational safety/security and management of engineering systems. These are considered as the most important performance assessment indices for most of the industrial products, processes and services. Quality and Reliability Engineering is an inter-disciplinary area and plays an important role at different stages of a product life cycle starting from conceptual design to detailed design, manufacturing, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Quality and Reliability Engineering help to improve designs for operation, safety, easy/faster maintenance, understand the failure process, identify the root causes, suggests better fault diagnosis and maintenance, and quantifies the product performance over a period of its mission life.

Subir Chowdhury School of quality and Reliability is established by upgrading the Reliability Engineering Centre (established in 1983). It is the first and unique School of excellence in India offering Masters’ and research programs in the areas of Quality and Reliability Engineering. The conventional engineering branches mainly focus on design of systems for certain specific functional requirements. But in Quality and Reliability Engineering, students are trained on how to design, predict, estimate, and demonstrate performance of a product throughout its mission life for failure free operation, which is also safe and easy to maintain deriving maximum benefits. In short, the School focuses on overall improvement in engineering skills of students by exposing students to theory and practices in Quality and Reliability Engineering through its academic programs, involving students in research and consultancy projects for Industries and R & D organizations, (viz., BARC, DRDO, NPCIL, L&T, AERB, Vodaphone, Indian Army, ECIL, ISRO, Crompton & Greaves, Robert Bosch, GE, Covedien, TATA Motors, Secure Meters, Indian Railways, Bosch etc.), exposing students to life testing/ prediction/ estimation/ demonstration of engineering items, and encouraging for extracurricular activities etc.

There is great scope and demand of Quality and Reliability engineers with B.E. / B.Tech. in Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, Chemical engineering, Computer Science, Production, Manufacturing, and other associated areas. Students of the School are well placed in MNC’s and reputed organizations like BARC, Bloom Energy, Crompton & Greaves, DRDO, Eaton, ENTITY SOLUTIONS, GE, GM, Goodrich, HCL, Honeywell, IBM, INFOSYS, ISRO, LM Glass Fiber, MarutiUdhyog, NPCIL, SATYAM, TATA Steel, TCS, Time Tooth, WIPRO, TVS, Bosch and many more.

Quality and Reliability Engineering (M.Tech. course) is an interdisciplinary branch of study offered by the Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability (formerly Reliability Engineering Centre). The School has faculty members specialized in the areas of quality and reliability engineering with basic degrees in different engineering branches. Similarly, our intake students are also from different engineering disciplines. The team of faculty members will impart the best standard of education in quality and reliability engineering that is available in our country. Infact, the standard of the M.Tech. course is one of the best in this area and comparable with any international university offering similar specializations. The course curricula of this study are carefully designed to include latest developments, tools, techniques, as well as providing industrial exposure to our students. The School offers post graduate degrees such as M.Tech., MS and PhD. Apart from these, the School also offers two micro-specializations, viz., micro-specialization in System Reliability Engineering and micro-specialization in Quality Engineering to the UG students. Short term MDP and EDP courses for working professionals in industry and R&D organizations are conducted regularly in various current topics. The School is also actively involved in industrial consultancy and research. MTech. Students are actively involved in the industrial projects and consultancies. All our students have been placed well in various organizations and the feedbacks we receive from them are very encouraging.

RE - Quality and Reliability Engineering

Course Content : Reliability Engineering, Quality Control and Analysis, Advanced Reliability Engineering, Robust Design for Quality, Reliability Demonstration Laboratory, Quality Engineering Laboratory and Reliability Testing Laboratory are the core subjects. Besides this, the School also offers a number of elective subjects including Statistical Methods in Reliability, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Statistical Process Control, Environmental Testing and Reliability Demonstration, Failure Data Organization and Analysis, Performance Engineering for Sustainability, Reliability Centred Maintenance, Maintenance Management, Fault Diagnosis and Predictive Management, Safety Engineering, Human Reliability, Software Reliability, Reliability Estimation and Life Testing, TQM, Software Quality Assurance, Reliability Management, etc..To make the course more balanced and interdisciplinary, a number of other department elective subjects are included in the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take an elective subject in the management area as well. Students are also encouraged to take live industrial problems for their thesis work during the second year.

Areas of Research : The School is actively engaged in research in the areas of: Failure mechanism and failure analysis of electronic, electrical and mechanical component/devices, Reliability prediction and testing of components and devices, Hazard and safety analysis of systems and devices, condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of machines and plants, Design of cost optimal and performance based maintenance policies, reliability centred maintenance, quality engineering, network reliability, power system reliability, software reliability, Probabilistic risk assessment,big data security and cloud service reliability.

In the mid fifties (1955) the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, decided to establish facilities for promoting rubber technology in the country and established a rubber technology laboratory at IIT Kharagpur in the Department of Applied Chemistry under the aid from Colombo Plan and Technical Collaboration Mission. Subsequently, an independent Rubber Technology Centre was established in the year of 1981 to cater to the need of country's growing technical manpower in the field of rubber technology and allied areas. After its establishment, the centre has earned an excellent reputation of its own for promoting postgraduate teaching and research in different areas of rubber technology. Available facilities include Mixing Mills, BrabenderPlasticorders, Press, Rheometer, Plastimeter, Mooney Viscometer, Impact Tester, Hounsfield UTM, Compression Set Apparatus, Dunlop Tripsometer, Abraders, Goodrich and DeMettiaFlexometers, Ageing Ovens, Zwick UTM, Thermal Analyzer, Flammability Tester, Monsanto Processability Tester, Dynamic Mechanical Anaylzer, Dielectric Thermal Analyzer, Compression Stress Relaxometer, FTIR Spectrophotometer, Optical Microscope, Brookfield Viscometer, LCR meter and Atomic Force Microscope, RPA. The centre works in close collaboration with other departments/centres of this Institute, Indian rubber industries, Rubber Board and government research establishments. Several research projects sponsored by different agencies like DST, CSIR, DRDO, DAE, BARC, MHRD and industries are in operation. This centre has successfully completed a UK Government collaboration program, and an Indo-UK and an Indo-French collaborative research programmes. The centre is also presently working on industry sponsored projects from India and abroad; for example, with TISCO, NICCO, Phoenix Yule, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. USA, EXXON MOBIL Chemical Co., USA, LANXESS, and Germany and so on. The centre has successfully organized three International Conferences so far. There is hundred percent placements every year.

The Centre offers MTech degree in:

RT - Rubber Technology

Course Content:
Students are taught various aspects of rubber technology i.e. basic rubber science, industrial rubbers, compounding, testing, rheology and processing, component production and design, latex, tyre, adhesion technology, engineering design and characterization. In addition to the above-mentioned subjects, the students are allowed to opt for the subjects offered by other departments, i.e. computer software, management, chemical engineering and engineering drawing. The project work is carried out in different rubber and allied industries as well as in several R and D sectors in this country.

Areas of Research : Compounding and vulcanization, Polymer blends and alloys, Rubber based composites, Thermoplastic elastomers, Adhesion science and technology, Electrical and electronic applications of rubbers, Dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis, Failure mechanism, Rheology, Industrial rubber products, Modification of rubbers, Ionomers, Recycling of waste rubbers, Micro cellular rubber, Biomedical applications of rubbers, New techniques of Polymerimerzation, Smart Polymers and polymer nano-composites. Research work in different types of Polymer, Polymer based Composites, nano Composites are also research interest of the Faculty members of the Centre.

School of Energy Science & Engineering (SES&E) was started in 2013 as an inter-disciplinary program at IIT-Kharagpur. This School provides critical research inputs in all aspects of energy sectors as well as innovative technologies for energy systems. SES&E also provides research leadership at the national and international level by offering an interdisciplinary research forum and academic program for the study of energy systems, which emphasize on technology demonstration and collaboration. This School has initiated Ph. D. programs in Energy Science and Engineering (from Autumn 2014-15) and a two-year M. Tech. program in Energy Science and Engineering ( from Autumn 2015-16). It has plans to offer MS by research and dual degree courses in future. These programs are intended to provide the students with a comprehensive exposure in energy engineering.

This school conducts and supports research activities with multidisciplinary inputs from several departments/centers such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Materials Science, etc.

ES - Energy Science and Engineering

Course Content:
Core Subjects: Renewable Energy Sources, Thermodynamics/Power System Dynamics and control/Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Energy Conservation and Waste Heat Recovery, Convective Heat and mass Transfer/Power System Analysis & Operation/Advance Heat Transfer, Energy System Modeling.

Electives: Micro-scale Transport Processes, Process Modelling and Simulation, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Advance Mathematical Techniques in Chemical Engineering, Power Electronic Converters and Machine Drives, Control Theory, Power System Protection, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Control, High Voltage and Insulation Engineering, Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics, Computational Methods in Thermal Engineering, Refrigeration Systems, Atmospheric Flow, Internal Combustion Engine, Thermal Systems Design, Conduction & Radiation Heat Transfer, Nuclear Power Generation and Safety, Reliability Analysis and Prediction, Methods of Biomass and Bio Fuel Analysis, Fundamentals of Bio Energy, Chemical Reactor Analysis, Wind Energy, Industrial Automation and Control, Hydel Power and Wind Energy, Air Conditioning and Ventilation, Gas Turbines and Jet Propulsion, Safety & System Engineering, Fundamentals and Applications of GPS Technologies, Energy Materials, Waste to Wealth: Microbial intervention.

Lecture Classes are supported by well planned laboratory experiments. Comprehensive viva and Project are part of the curriculum.

Areas of Research:

Fundamentals of Energy Sciences : Thermodynamics, Thermochemical and Electrochemical Reactions, Transport phenomena including heat and mass transfer and electrochemical phenomena, Solid-state phenomena including photo, thermal and electrical aspects, Bio-processes, Nano-sciences, Deep ocean processes, Gas and Fluid Dynamics, Nuclear sciences.

Energy Resources and Recovery : Traditional resources - Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas; Others - Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Wave, Ocean-thermal, Biomass, Hydrogen, Gas from non-conventional sources - Gas Hydrates, Coal beds, Tar sands.

Energy Systems : Energy Conversion Systems for Oil, Gas, Coal, Solar, Wind, Biomass, Nuclear, Hydrogen, Ocean Waves, Waste. Power generation, distribution, transmission, access; Transportation Power Systems - IC Engine, Advanced Fuel Technology based combustion ignition, Electric, and Hybrid Systems. Embedded generation systems; Smart grids; Electrochemical systems; New age Fuel systems and process development; Hybrid and electrical systems; Battery & super-capacitors; Energy systems for marine, space and difficult terrains.

Other Aspects of Energy Science & Engineering : Energy Materials; Energy Storage & Transportation; Energy Efficient Devices & Systems; Energy Efficient Design of equipment, buildings and appliances; Sustainable Energy; Conservation; Recycling and Management: Environment and Climate Change; Computational Aspects; Energy Economics; Energy by-product (particularly carbon) recycling, capture, sequestration and storage; Rural and small scale energy research.

Innovations in Technology have led to spectacular advancements in modern medicine. To meet the challenges, there is a need to bridge the two disciplines by fusion of medical science with technology. With this philosophy in mind, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur established the School of Medical Science and Technology with the objective to provide a platform of interdisciplinary teaching and research in diverse areas of medical science and technology. The school provides an excellent inter-disciplinary platform to interact and work together towards the enrichment of basic & medical sciences, and advanced healthcare delivery system to serve people. The school collaborates with some of the best medical research institutes and industries from India and abroad.

Apart from the existing three years interdisciplinary Master's Program in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) for medical doctors and MS and PhD programs in Medical Science and Technology, the School is introducing a new M.Tech program in Biomedical Engineering from Autumn 2017-18. The objective of this programme is to educate students and researchers on engineering principles for the analysis and manipulation of biological systems, working at the interface between engineering and life sciences. The eventual aim is to develop novel approaches in biomedical technology with applications to medicine and biology. The programme will facilitate multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in biomedical research, towards creating a centre of excellence in training and research for a new generation of students. This program will bridge the gap between medicine, biological sciences and engineering with a roadmap to develop world-class scientists aiming to invent new technologies, to solve outstanding problems in medicine and human health, and developing deeper understanding of the “intelligence” of living systems.

The M Tech students will be exposed to different aspects of translational health research which will include medical imaging and advanced image processing systems, biomedical signal processing BioMEMS and sensors, Biomedical Instrumentation, Embedded systems, Microfluidics and point-of-care diagnostics, Biostatistics, Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine, Cancer research, Cardiovascular research, Immunology and Immunotherapeutics, Biomarker Discovery, Herbal medicine, Clinical and Epidemiological research and Molecular virology research.

The students will have access to some of the finest infrastructure available in the country for interdisciplinary research and development activities, some of which are:

Automated ECG and 12-channel EEG; PC based Spiro meter, Electronic stethoscope and Phonocardiogram; DSP trainer kit with FPGA; Electro-Acoustic Transducers; 64-channel biopotentials recorder, Ultrasonogram and Color Doppler, Ultra sound scanner, Digital Radiography, Analog X-Ray Machine; OCT, Live cell imaging and Apotome, Stereo-zoom microscope, Atomic Force Microscope, MicroCT.

DNA finger printing; Southern and Western blotting apparatus; PCR; Dark/cold room/radio-isotope facilities; Software for protein analysis (RASMOL, RASWIN); ELISA reader, Scintillation counter; MALDI-ToF Mass Spectrometry; Fluorescence Activated Cell sorter, AFM, 2-D Gel.

Surface tension and contact angle measuring device; Universal Testing Machine; FT-IR and UV spectrophotometer, 3-D Laser-scanner, Electro-spinning, Rheometer, CMC Machine, Cell Culture, RT-PCR, microfabrication facility.

Server and terminals; Video conferencing unit; Telemedicine software supporting live medical tele-consultation.

It is expected that M.Tech students will get job opportunities in the corporate and government organisations in the field of medical engineering and technology. They will also have good prospects to pursue research in the frontiers of biomedical engineering & sciences in India and abroad.

The Department offers MTech degree in:

SM Biomedical Engineering

Course Content:

Core Subject : Digital Image Processing and Applications, Basic Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, Image Processing Laboratory, Biomedical Instrumentation, Molecular Imaging, Medical Informatics, Medical Imaging Laboratory, Telemedicine Laboratory Comprehensive Viva-Voce, Seminar-I, Seminar-II.

Elective Subjects : MEMS and Biosensors, Biostatistics, Physics and Instrumentation of Medical Imaging, Digital Signal Processing, Fuzzy Sets & Applications, Telemedicine, Nuclear Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) / Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computational Molecular Biology, Biomedical System Engineering & Automation, Pathological Image Processing, Computer Vision, Internet & Web based Technologies.

Areas of Research : Medical Imaging and Image Analysis; Rehabilitation Engineering; Biomedical sensors and Instrumentation; Healthcare Information Management System; Preventive and Promotive Healthcare System; Bio-markers and their application in Oncology; Tissue Engineering; Biomaterials; Nano-technology and MEMS in Medicine; Prosthesis, Orthosis and Implant Design. Reproductive Biology.

The School of Water Resources at IIT Kharagpur is one of the pioneer centres for education, research, training and consulting solutions in water quality and quantity management. It aims at providing integrated and interdisciplinary approaches involving hydrological, environmental, chemical, biophysical, economic, institutional, and policy-planning aspects, to solve the ever-growing water-related challenges in domestic, agriculture and industry sectors. It aims to develop knowledge, insight and engineering skills required to design, implement and evaluate water management policies and strategies. It also intends to establish a participatory relationship with industries, Centre and State governments, and academic institutes in order to produce skilled water engineers and managers.

The school offers interdisciplinary M.Tech. (Water Engineering and Management) and Ph.D. programmes to the students, professionals and researchers from the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering (only for PhD) and Mining Engineering (only for PhD).

The school is involved in interdisciplinary research with the focused thrust areas of urban water management (Water distribution, Wastewater treatment, disposal and recycling, urban flooding and its management); Water economics and pricing; Surface water – groundwater – seawater interaction; Impact of anthropogenic activities and possible climate change on water resources; Water quality management at river basin and urban scales; Hydroinformatics in urban water supply, waste water disposal and real-time flood management.

The details of the syllabus and curriculum are available on institute website.

WM - Water Management

Programme Structure : The programme consists of foundation, specialization and integration phases. The foundation phase provides latest insights, context, and concepts in integrated water and environment management issues. In the specialization phase, the students choose to make in-depth study of water quantity and quality management in rural and urban areas or in basin scale. In the integration phase, the students are challenged to bring together and apply their cumulative learning process in the form of an M.Tech. thesis.

Core Courses : Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulics; Sectoral Water Demand and Distribution; Planning and Design of Water Engineering Facilities; Fate and Transport of Contaminant in Water; River Basin Planning and Management; Geo-informatics Laboratory; Water Engineering Laboratory.

Electives : Aquatic Ecology and Microbiology; Climate Impact on Water Resources; Geogenic-water Pollution and Control; Disaster Management; Wastewater Management; Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology; Free Surface Flow; Geohydraulics; Advanced Groundwater Hydrology; Remote sensing for Land and Water Resources; Industrial Pollution Control; Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Chemical Engineering; Statistical Technique and Computer Programming; Environmental Control in Mines; Rescue and Disaster Management; Water Economics and Governance; Flood Assessment and Management; Vadose Zone Hydrology; Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment; Industrial Water Pollution Control; Environmental Statistics and Experimental Design; Advanced Computational Hydraulics; Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Sanitation; Water Resources System Analysis; On-farm Water Management; Modeling and Simulation for Agricultural Water Management; Environmental Pollution and Stress; Non-point Source Pollution and Management; Novel Separation Processes; Environmental Hydrogeology; Land System Studies; Probability and Stochastic Processes.

Areas of Research : Integrated water resources planning and management; River basin planning and management (considering the aspects of flood, drought or contaminant); Water and wastewater treatment; Surface and groundwater quality control; Conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater; Urban, rural and industrial water supply and distribution systems; Remote sensing and GIS application in water resources; Modelling of fate and transport of contaminants; Water governance and policy issues; Environmental impact assessment; Surface water and groundwater interaction; Water resources system analysis; Irrigation and drainage system planning, and Climate impact on water and environment.