This course for the seventh semester civil engineering students gives an idea about the different types of retaining walls, water tanks, bridges, flat slabs, ribbed slabs and their components. The topic covers the design and analysis procedures of the above said structures based on relevant and specific codal provisions and design charts. A deatiled study and thorough knowledge of the subject is then utilised to develop structural drawing and detailing of retaining walls, bridges, water tanks and flat slabs.

The entire topic is divided into 2 modules. The first module includes the design and analysis of retaining walls and water tanks and the second module focuses on the design and analysis of bridges. The total credit points for the subject is 5 and the maximum marks awarded will be 200.

Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and
streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment
of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that
improvements are necessary and do you want to know what kind
of sustainable solutions are appropriate to better manage waste
and enhance recycling and recovery? If yes, this course is for you!

This course provides an overview of the municipal solid waste management
situation in developing countries covering key elements of
the waste management system, with its technical, environmental,
social, financial and institutional aspects. Besides understanding
the challenges you will learn about appropriate and already applied
solutions through selected case studies. The course also covers
strategic planning and policy issues discussing future visions for
waste management and the aspect of a circular and green economy.
Considering the importance of the organic waste fraction, the
course covers several organic waste treatment technology options
such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and some other innovative

The subject is introduced to the students to introduce the basics of matrix methods in the area of Structural Analysis and Finite Element Method.

The course is divided into 4 modules, of which 3 modules deal with the basics of stiffness method and flexibility method of analysis. The fourth module is dealt with the Finite Element Methodology.

By this course the student will be able to understand of the laws underlying the mechanics of structures in the mathematical framework of matrices. This will also help them to bridge the gap between the traditional method of analysis and the computer based method of analysis.

This course enable the students to make a clear idea about how a geotechnical investigation
programme is to be planned and executed. It also helps to impart in-depth knowledge about the various methods of geotechnical investigation and the field tests to be conducted in different situations. After  successful  completion  of  the  course,  the  students  understand  the  procedure,
applicability and limitations of various methods of geotechnical investigation. The ability of
the  students  in  making  proper  engineering  judgements  and  in  taking  appropriate
decisions related to geotechnical investigations is greatly improved.