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A)   Engineering Sciences

ENG (AMPRI) 1-101:Materials Science and Engineering (2 Credit Points)

Periodic table and specific features/characteristics of group wise elements, electronic structure of materials (ionic, covalent, coordinate, conduction, valence, metallic and van der Waal bonds, noncrystalline and amorphous), crystalline solids (crystal system, unit cell, space lattice, Miller indices, packing factor, coordination number, slip system, planes and directions in crystals), defects/imperfections in crystalline materials like point, line, area and volume defects (dislocations, inclusions, vacancies, casting and forming), diffusion, thermal and electrical conduction, electronic & ionic conduction, electron mobility, semiconductors, p-n junction, Fermi energy, superconductivity, solid solution, intermetallic compounds, Hume-Rothery rules, dielectric behaviour (types of polarization, frequency dependence of dielectric permittivity, piezo- and ferro- electricity), magnetic properties (dia-, para-, ferro-, ferri-, and antiferro-magnetism, magnetic domains, and hysteresis loops), lasers, solution and transport phenomena, solid/liquid interfaces, electrical double layer, surface tension, introduction to polymers, classification of polymers, structure and properties of polymers, polyblends, polymer composites, techniques of polymerization, molecular weight determination of polymers, material classification (metals and alloys, foams, composites, polymers, ceramics, functional and smart materials, semiconductors, nanostructured materials, construction materials etc.), material synthesising techniques (liquid metallurgy route including pressurized solidification, rapid solidification, melt infiltration, powder metallurgy, surface engineering & treatment etc.), waste utilization and value addition (industrial wastes, natural products etc.)  


ENG (AMPRI) 1-102:  Scientific Ethics, Technical Communication and Safety (2 Credit Points)

 Soft Skills 

Basic concept and approach, behavioural aspects, skill/capability development (manners, appearance, communication, transparency, compatibility with group, leadership quality, human relations, social aspects)  

Scientific Ethics

Basic concept, ethical behaviour,types of problematic behaviour (honest mistakes, unethical behaviour, noncompliance with legal or contractual requirements, deliberate deceit), self regulation and correction, the responsibilities of science funding agencies, scientific responsibility and integrity, facts and challenges, ethical issues, mistakes versus misconduct, ethical standards in science, enforcing ethical standards 

Research Methodology

Basic concept and approach, meaning of research problems, sources of research problems, criteria / characteristics of a good research problem, errors in selecting a research problem, meaning & types of hypothesis, format of research proposal & report, defining objective, background information, planning and execution of work (team making, task assignment, ob2t, flow of information, progress monitoring, assessment of work and contribution, envisaging bottlenecks/shortfalls, sharing of responsibilities), designing of experiments, data generation & filtering techniques, making and recording measurements, analysis (use of graphs, figures, bar & pie charts and tables, hints for solving numerical problems, descriptive statistics, least square method, standard deviation, choosing and using statistical tests, error, drawing chemical structures, chemometrics, computational chemistry), presentation skills (preparation and delivery of a poster display and an oral presentation), reporting and writing skill (general aspects of scientific writing (essays, literature surveys, reviews, reports, technical papers), information technology and library resources (internet and world wide web, journals, use of spreadsheets, word processors, databases and other packages, finding and citing information), error analysis 

Safety

Basic concept, principles and approach, health & safety and operational rules, safety and protective equipments, working with liquids and solid, basic laboratory procedures, compressed gas safety, safety practices for disposal of broken glass wares, centrifuge safety, treated biomedical wastes and scientific ethics, chemical safety and disaster management, chemical spills, radiation spills, biohazard spills, leaking, compressed gas cylinders, fires, medical emergency, accident reporting, handling of hazardous materials, safety measures and standards, need & significance, practical implications, principles of solution chemistry, pH and buffer solution  


ENG (AMPRI) 2-101: Characterization and Analytical Techniques (2 Credit Points)

Property Characterization

Basic concept, approach and methodology,SI units and their uses, test types, design of experiments, factors controlling test results,sources of error in experimental results, confidence limit, standard deviation, determinate and indeterminate errors,  properties (physical, mechanical, chemical, electrochemical, thermal, tribological, rheological, interfacial, magnetic, electrical), compositional, phase and microscopic analysis (surface, subsurface, removed mass) and interpretation, specimen preparation, quantitative metallography, microstructure-property correlation, failure analysis, interpretation of information, microanalysis, corrosion characterization (electrochemical/galvanic series, potential-pH diagram),chemical and thermal analysis of minerals and wastes, toxicity studies of solid  wastes,  evaluation of mechanical properties,  characterization of radiation shielding and nano materials

Analytical Tools & Techniques

OM, SEM, FESEM, TEM, AFM, STM, HRTEM, AFM, fluorescence microscopy, XRD, NDT, mass spectrometry,nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, classical analytical methods, ICP spectrometer,   atomic absorption spectrometer, infrared spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, optical emission spectrometer, chromophores and their interaction with UV-visible radiation and utilization in structural, qualitative and quantitative analysis of different molecules,  chromatography, thermal methods, DTA, TGA, DSC, rheometry,  FT-NMR,  ATR,FT-IR, TCLP, and their salient features & limitations,CHNS, FIA,  particle size analyser, surface area analyser, contact angle measurement, DSC, X-rays diffractometer, FE-SEM, viscometer, BET surface area analysis, particle size analysis

 

Separation Techniques

Introduction & classification of chromatographic methods, theory of chromatography, retention time, relationship between retention time and partition coefficient, the rate of solute migration, differential migration rates, band broadening & column efficiency, kinetic variables affecting band broadening

ENG (AMPRI) 2-102: Phase Transformation (2 Credit Points)

Principles and concepts, free energy - composition diagrams, diffusion in solids, high diffusivity paths, nucleation and growth, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, interface and diffusion controlled growth, coherent, semicoherent and incoherent interfaces, transformations controlled by heat flow like solidification, various growth mechanisms, kinetics of eutectic and eutectoid transformations, precipitation and dispersion strengthening, recovery, static and dynamic recrystallization, grain growth, peritectic, spinodal, pearlitic, ferritic,  and martensitic transformations, ordered-disordered transformation.


 ENG (AMPRI) 2-103: Heat Treatment (2 Credit Points)

General principles and concepts, equilibrium diagram, lever rule, TTT diagram, processes, atmospheres (salt baths, gases), furnaces, quenching media, mechanism of quenching,  mechanism and kinetics of oxidation, carburization and decarburization, vacuum as controlled atmosphere, residual (thermal and transformation) stresses, shape and size distortion and control,  quenching cracks, transformation induced plasticity

Heat treatment  of steels and cast irons: Fe-C equilibrium diagram, carbon equivalent, effects of alloying elements on heat treatment parameters, annealing, normalizing, hardening, hardenability,  tempering, austempring, martempering, ausforming, subzero treatment, patenting, themomechanical treatments, case hardening (carburinzing, nitriding, carbonitriding, aluminizing, sheradizing), microstructural changes during heat treatment, malleablizing, fluidized bed treatments, induction hardening, selection of heat treatment parameters and cycles, thermal cycling,

Heat treatment of some common Non-ferrous (Al-, Zn-, Mg- and Cu-based) alloys (solutionizing, natural and artificial ageing, continuous and discontinuous precipitates, grain growth and precipitate coarsening, coherent, semicoherent and incoherent precipitates, coherency strains, ASTM temper designations) 


ENG (AMPRI) 2-104: Material Synthesis and Processing (2 Credit Points)

Concept, approach and methodology,  techniques for metallic materials (liquid metallurgy, powder metallurgy, deformation processing, severe plastic deformation,thermo mechanical treatment, heat treatment, surface modification/ engineering, joining, plasma and laser processing, rapid prototyping), functionally graded materials, natural and bio fibres, natural fibre composites, biodegradable composites, hybrid composites, polymers (moulding, extrusion, heat treatment, post curing and joining)

ENG (AMPRI) 2-105: Computer Simulation & Design (2 Credit Points)

Basic concepts, approach and significance, meshing, software, hardware, algorithms, introduction to finite element analysis, steps in finite element analysis, plane stress and plane strain, axi-symmetric conditions, elements in 2d and 3d problems, development of element and global stiffness matrix, convergence criteria, linear and non-linear analysis, features of FEA software, pre-processing, post-processing and analysis in different software


ENG (AMPRI) 2-106: Lightweight Materials (2 Credit Points)

Basic concept and approach, material systems/types (metals and alloys, composites, polymers, ceramics, industrial wastes, porous materials/foams, sandwich, fibres etc.), synthesizing and processing techniques (casting, secondary deformation, powder metallurgy, foaming, process modelling, fibre extraction), characteristics, application potential and limitations


 ENG (AMPRI) 2-108: Tribology - Science and Practice (2 Credit Points)

Tribology (basic definition, concept and approach, Archard’s laws, delamination theory), friction and wear types/modes (adhesion, abrasion, erosion, fretting, chemical etc.), wear testing (configurations, systems, methodology), high temperature tribology, simulated tests, measurement techniques, surface, subsurface and debris analysis, mechanism maps, controlling factors, interpretation of information, microstructure-property correlation, lubrication modes and types (mixed, boundary, hydrodynamic, elastohydrodynamic), Stribeck curve, P-V limit, lubricants  (basic requirements, features, types, additives), tribomaterials (basic concept & approach, functions, material types and development, applications)

ENG (AMPRI) 3-101: Powder Metallurgy (2 Credit Points)

Basic principles and concept, processing steps and techniques, powder production and characterization,mechanical alloying,stages of sintering, driving forces for sintering, mechanism of sintering,solid state and liquid phase sintering, reaction sintering,sintering furnaces (conventional, microwave, SPS etc.) and atmospheres,hot pressing, cold and hot isostatic pressing, self propagating combustion sintering, specialized characterization techniques and standards,  parameters controlling properties, sintered products (iron, copper titanium  and aluminium base materials/products, MMCs, metal foam, functional materials), sintered  product property evaluation and standardization 

ENG (AMPRI) 3-102: Advanced Polymeric Materials (2 Credit Points)

Concept of nanofillers and polymer nanocomposites, polymer nanocomposites (types, synthesis, characterization, characteristics and applications), functional polymers (synthesis and characterization), introduction of inorganic nanoparticles into functional polymers, surface modification techniques, functionalization of the surface of nanoparticles, shape memory polymers, conducting polymers, magnetic polymers, role of polymers in high-tech areas such as light emitting diode, OSR in satellite communication, photovoltaic etc., polymers for  insulation and electronics, laminates and sandwich  panels, characterization of some important thermoplastics and thermosets, rheological behaviour,  interpretation of information and application potential, liquid crystalline polymers (properties and applications), self reinforced composites. polymer blends and alloys, theories of polymer miscibility, various commercial blends and their applications, reactive blending

ENG (AMPRI) 3-103: Composites Science and Engineering(2 Credit Points)

Basic concept & approach, micromechanics of composites, rule of mixture, classification (matrix, reinforcement & processing based), reinforcements (micro and nano particles, nano tubes, fibres, whiskers, and their properties (including fillers, industrial wastes and naturally available materials), role of interfaces, synthesising techniques (in-situ, mechanical mixing, dispersion hardening, liquid and powder metallurgy routes, semisolid processing, sqeeze casting, melt infiltration, electro-deposition,  selective reinforcement, spray forming, compression moulding, hand layup technique, injection moulding, etc), laminates, functionally graded materials, characterization, processing, specific features, performance evaluation, durability and life cycle assessment studies, limitations and application potential


ENG (AMPRI) 3-104: Functional and Smart Materials (2 Credit Points)

Basic concept and approach, stimuli, shape memory effect, response to thermal, magnetic, electrical, piezoelectric,  and others effects,creation of functional and smart materials with preset properties,generation of shape memory effect,structure, phase transformation and properties, specific property characterization, interpretation of information,smart materials (shape memory alloys and polymers, piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, pH-sensitive, halochromic, chromogenic, surface active & biomimitic materials, ferrofluids, electro and magneto rheological material etc.),  material development, application potential (energy sector, information technology, health, lab-on-a-chip etc.), principles of ferrofluids,  synthesis, characterization, properties and applications.

ENG (AMPRI) 3-105: Waste Utilization and Value Addition (2 Credit Points)

Industrial wastes (red mud, fly ash, slag, low grade minerals, stone dust etc.), different category of  wastes, their source of generation and their methods of handling, environmental impact, audit, acts and  regulations, global policy, regulation, waste management, municipal solid wastes,  management and disposal, processes/ methods of waste utilization for different  environmental applications such as decontamination of ground water, recycling, solidification/  stabilization, immobilization, detoxification, vitrification of toxic waste, management of hazardous and toxic waste,  natural products, renewable resources, biodegradable polymers, conversion of wastes into value added materials, application potential (land use planning by reclamation of wastelands, overburden areas/mine spoil dumps, ash-back haul regions, etc for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and other useful purposes, agriculture, construction, transportation, general engineering etc.) Introduction to industrial wastes, types, sources and characteristics, different rules and acts, classification of hazardous waste, its characteristics, waste recycle & reuse, solidification and stabilization, waste to material approach using industrial waste, disposal of industrial wastes, chemistry of silica and silicon, ceramic, Geopolymers and their applications, theory and principles of synthesis, characterization and  applications of radiation shielding materials

ENG (AMPRI) 3-106: Fibre Science and Technology (2 Credit Points)

Introduction to fibres, basic concepts, fibres and their types (polymeric, inorganic, nano, natural, synthetic etc.), fibre forming materials, making and processing techniques, fibre  testing methods and property characterization (mechanical, thermal, surface, electrical, moisture content etc.), application potential


ENG (AMPRI) 3-107: Cellular Materials (2 Credit Points)

Definition and classification, concepts and design, general characteristics, applicable constitutive laws and equations, foam and foaming, chemistry & physical formation, foaming ingredients, factors controlling cell fraction and morphology,  types (metallic, ceramic & polymeric, open cell, closed cell, syntactic etc.), selection criteria, properties, synthesizing techniques, (liquid metallurgy, powder metallurgy and others), characterization, property controlling parameters, application potential (noise attenuation, energy absorption, damping, packaging, thermal  insulation, heat exchanger, Honey comb structures, foam core sandwich panels, biomedical implants,  electromagnetic shielding, hydrogen storage, fuel cells etc.


ENG (AMPRI) 3-108: Nano Science and Engineering (2 Credit Points)

Basic concept and approach,introduction to nanomaterials (definition and classification, top-down and bottom-up approaches, synthesis methodologies,  processing and characterization techniques, functionalization  and applications), fundamental properties of various primary material classes (metals, ceramics and polymers), size dependent properties, challenges in processing bulk ceramic nanomaterials, processing-structure-properties of important bulk nanomaterials, mechanical, thermal, tribological and biological properties, critical issues related to understanding properties of nanomaterials, application potential of bulk nanomaterials, nano coatings,nano-composites, nano-metal powders, nano-medicines, nano-tribology         

ENG (AMPRI) 3-109:   Analysis of Metal Forming Processes (2 Credit Points)

Stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation, yield criteria for ductile metals, work hardening and anisotropy in yielding, flow curves, elements of theory of plasticity, formulation of plastic deformation problems, application of theory of plasticity for solving metal forming, problems, effect of temperature and strain rate in metal working processes, effects of friction and lubrication in cold and hot working, fundamentals, and analysis of important forming processes- forging, rolling, wire drawing, extrusion, sheet metal forming processes like deep drawing, stretch forming, bending, introduction to finite element simulation of forming processes.


ENG (AMPRI) 3-110: Fatigue and Fracture Evaluation of Materials(2 Credit Points)

Fatigue, high cycle fatigue, low cycle fatigue, constant amplitude fatigue cycle, variable amplitude fatigue cycle, Overview of conventional stress, strain and energy based life approaches, cyclic stress stain curve, fatigue crack initiation and crack growth analysis, Paris equation. Introduction to fracture mechanics, different modes of fracture, Griffith criteria, linear elastic fracture mechanics, , elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, Stress concentration factor, Stress intensity factor (K), crack tip opening displacement (CTOD),j-integral, threshold stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, stretch zone width (SZW), application of finite element method in fatigue and fracture evaluation.


ENG (AMPRI) 3-111: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection (2 Credit Points)

Basics of corrosion including electro chemical mechanism, polarization, potential-pH diagram, electrochemical series, galvanic series, electro chemical polarization, different forms of corrosion including stress corrosion cracking, different corrosion tests like weight loss, Tafel plots, polarization resistance,testing methods andimpedance measurement as per ASTM and NACE  standards, electrochemical polarization (potentidynamic and potentiostatic), chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, noise analysis, cyclic voltametry etc.,electrochemical testing of corrosion (sample preparation, corrosion testing, effect of heat treatment on microstructural changes and corrosion behaviour, effects of pH, dissolved oxygen, Cl-  on corrosion), passivity, corrosion of metallic materials (iron, steels, Al-, Mg-,  Cu-, Ni-, Pb-, Ti-, Ta- based alloys, metal matrix composites), cathodic protection (passivation,oxidation and tarnishing, coating, inhibitors), corrosion in dry condition (formation of oxides, sulphides etc.) 


ENG (AMPRI) 3-112: Conducting Polymers (1 Credit Point)

Introduction to conducting polymers, synthesis of PANI, synthesis of polypyrrole , electrical testing of conducting polymers, applications of conducting polymers, carbon filled polymers. Physical properties of PANI, Electrical properties of PANI, PANI Composites.


ENG (AMPRI) 3-113: Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites   (2 Credit Points)

Introduction to polymeric composite materials, reinforcing materials (fibres, natural fibres  whiskers and particles), glass fibres, fibre reinforced plastics,   polymer based composite materials (comparison of different materials with composites, hybrid and sandwich type composites, principles of composite reinforcement, effect of fibrous reinforcement on properties, types of reinforcement such as natural, glasses, carbon/graphite, aramid fibres, high strength and high modulus fibers), surface treatment and various forms of fibres, thermosetting and thermoplastic materials for the composites and their selection for a particular application, processing and production techniques like hand-layup, bag moulding, filament winding and pultrusion prepegs, their manufacture and characterization. sheet moulding and dough moulding compounds and their processing, preform and resin transfer mouldings


ENG (AMPRI) 3-114:  Tribology of Polymers and Their Composites (2 Credit Points

Introduction to tribology of polymers (basic definition, concept and approach, Archard’s laws, delamination theory), friction and wear types/modes (adhesion, abrasion, erosion, fretting, chemical etc.), wear testing (configurations, systems, methodology),  measurement techniques, surface, subsurface and debris analysis, controlling factors, microstructure-property correlation,  P-V limit, lubricants  (basic requirements, features, types, additives)


ENG (AMPRI) 3-116: Natural Fibres (1 Credit Point)

Introduction to  natural fibres, extraction of sisal fibres, grading of sisal fibres, physical properties of sisal fibres, types of jute fibres, jute and sisal fibre properties, jute fibre polymer composite development, sisal fibre polymer composite development

ENG (AMPRI) 3-117: Microfluidics and Microseparation (2 Credit Points)

Solvent extraction (fundamentals & principles, classification, factors favouring extraction, extraction equilibria, applications), solid phase micro extraction and single drop micro extraction (selection of solid and liquid phase for extraction, principles and applications), chemical derivatization in liquid and gas chromatography (pre, post and on column derivatization, functional groups and reaction with derivatizing agents for fluorescence, electrochemical and UV-Vis detection), electrochemical methods of analysis (potentiometry, polarography, cyclic voltametry, amperimetric determination, and coulometry, basic principles and applications), electrochemical bio sensors (principle and applications in clinical diagnostics), chromatographic techniques (principles of separation and application of column, paper, thin layer and gas chromatography, GPC, HPLC, HPTLC, size exclusion chromatography, affinity chromatography, electrophoresis. preparative and micropore columns, reverse phase columns, mobile phase selection and detectors in separation techniques), capillary electrophoresis (principle, classification, instrumentation and applications in qualitative and quantitative analysis), microfabrication techniques (principle, instrumentation and applications for fabrication of miniaturized devices),integration of microfluidic channels with pump, valve, detector etc., lab-on-a-chip

ENG (AMPRI) 3-118: Unit Operations in Environmental Chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Separation techniques (crushing, grinding, size analysis, separation based on density difference, gravity separation, magnetic separation, froth flotation), chemical processes  (absorption, adsorption, membranes, cryogenic distillation, order, and rate of reaction), different isotherms ((Langmuir, Freundlich etc.) and their applicability to adsorption process, removal of air pollutants, carbon dioxide capture and storage (different types of CCS, CO2sequestration and its role in making clean environment, pre and post combustion CO2capture,   carbon capture at the source of generation, different methods of carbon capture, packed bed towers/ columns and their design), removal of water pollutants (different processes/ methods of removal of toxic/ heavy metals, impure water/ effluent treatment using  different separation techniques, packed bed towers / columns and their design), adsorbents (commercial adsorbents and their application, role of industrial wastes in synthesis and characterization of cost-effective adsorbents, their application for effluent treatment, water purification and  CO2capture, zero-waste concept)  

   B)   Chemical Sciences

CHE (AMPRI) 1-001: Research Methodology (1 Credit Point

Good laboratory practices, Safety in the laboratory, First Aid in the laboratory, Maintenance of laboratory records, Scientific literature management, Communication skills (scientific writing and presentation), Intellectual property management & planning, Ethics in Science, Computer applications and tools, Statistical methods & Data analysis

CHE (AMPRI) 1-002: Analytical Tools and Instrumentation (1 Credit Point)

Thermal methods (TG, DTG, DTA, TMA, DSC), X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS), NMR (1H, 13C) and other Spectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence), Chromatographic methods (TLC, GC, LC), Mass spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN)

CHE (AMPRI) 1-004: Basic Chemistry for Interdisciplinary Sciences (1 Credit Point)

Basics of inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, Nomenclature (IUPAC), molarity, molality and normality, types of bonding, Ionic, covalent and non-bonding interactions, Acids and bases, Atomic structure, periodic table and periodic properties, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and kinetics, solvent effects, functional groups in organic compounds, general named reactions and reaction mechanisms, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleotides, enzymes, photosynthesis.

CHE (AMPRI) 1-005: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (1 Credit Point)

General considerations, Introduction, definitions, consequences of size reduction, Properties: structural, thermodynamic, optical, electrical and magnetic properties, Methods of synthesis, Surface modifications, factors governing the stability and assembly, Characterization of nanomaterials, Applications of Nanomaterials

CHE (AMPRI) 2-002: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Structure & Bonding in Inorganic Compounds, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds,

Symmetry in Chemistry & Group Theory, Main group chemistry, Organometallic chemistry,

Electronic Spectra of Transition Metal Compounds, Magneto Chemistry, Metal Cluster Compounds, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism, Electron Transfer Reactions in Metal Complexes, Bioinorganic Chemistry (Metalloenzymes, Metal complexes as oxygen carriers, Photosynthesis), Metal Complexes in Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis by Inorganic Complexes

CHE (AMPRI) 2-004: Advanced Analytical Chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Analytical instrumentation, signal and noise, Overview of optical methods of analysis: Components of optical instruments, atomic and molecular spectrometry based on absorption, emission and scattering, Electroanalytical techniques (basic electrochemistry, voltammetry, potentiometry), Analytical  separations and introduction to chromatographic methods, GC, LC, Mass spectrometry, electromigration techniques, hyphenated techniques, detectors, Analytical tools for petroleum refining.

CHE (AMPRI) 2-018: Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques (2 Credit Points)

Optical Microscopy, Electron microscopy: TEM, HRTEM, SEM, STEM, EDX, FIB, e-beam lithography, Scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, MFM, confocal, etc, Raman spectroscopy/microscopy, Thermal analysis techniques, Magnetic measurements, Electrical measurements, Spectroscopic ellipsometry.

CHE (AMPRI) 2-024: Sol-gel chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Introduction, Hydrolysis and condensation reactions, Solution chemistry and physics of intermediates, Role of the anion on the hydrolysis and condensation reactions, Kinetics of Hydrolysis and Condensation, Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Processing, Gelation, Ageing, Drying, Densification, Characterization, Chemistry of Sol-Gel Silicates, Solution chemistry of transition metal alkoxide precursors, Sol-gel synthesis and characterization of important materials, structure-property relationships.

CHE (AMPRI) 2-026: Green chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Green chemistry concepts: Basic understanding, scope and interdisciplinary nature of green chemistry; Environmental factors; Carbon credit, Energy efficiency and atom economy, Catalysis and green chemistry, Alternate reaction media and reaction systems, ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, solventless chemistry

 


 

CHE (AMPRI) 2-101:  Environmental Science (4 Credit Points)

Energy and Environment: Basic concepts of energy and environment in mineral, metallurgical and chemical industry; Pollutant source and control: Air, water and solid waste pollution and their control measure; Cleaner production and life cycle analyses: Reuse/ recycle/ recovery/ source reduction/ raw material substitutions, Basics of EIA and Environmental audit, Public participation in environmental decision making, Life Cycle Analyses, steps and tools, Emerging technologies for sustainable environmental management, Identification and evaluation of emerging environmental issues in air, water, waste water and solid waste; Biological waste treatment: Qualitative and quantitative characterization of waste, Waste disposal, Principle of Biological treatment like aerobic and anaerobic treatment systems, Suspended and attached Biological waste water treatment system;  Advanced wastewater system: Root zone technology, Wetlands, Centralized versus decentralized systems.Environmental chemistry: Chemical equilibrium and kinetics fundamentals, Acidity, alkalinity, buffers and buffer intensities, EH-pH diagram, Solubility diagrams, Oxidation and reduction reactions

CHE (AMPRI) 2-102: Environmental Chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Environmental chemistry: introduction; Water: properties; acid-base reactions, electrochemistry, pH; Eh; Chemical methods in treating water and wastewater; water disinfection. Thermodynamics and kinetics of air pollutants; chemical and photochemical reactions in atmosphere; Soil chemistry: nature and importance; acid-base and ionexchange reactions in soils; colloidal chemistry of inorganic constituents, clays, organic matter and soil humus; adsorption desorption reactions, ion exchange, degradation of pesticides and hazardous substances in soil.

CHE (AMPRI) 3-056: Natural Products and Drug Discovery (2 Credit Points)

Medicinal and aromatics plants and their biomedical application, biomaterials for biomedical and drug development, natural product & plant diseases, agriculture antibiotics and homoeopathic drugs, disease management through natural products and biomaterials, natural products and their biomedical applications, biomaterials for potable water, natural products for drug discovery

CHE (AMPRI) 3-101: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection (2 Credit Points)

Basics of corrosion including electrochemical mechanism, polarization, potential-pH diagram, electrochemical series, galvanic series, electrochemical polarization, different forms of corrosion including stress corrosion cracking, different corrosion tests like weight loss, Tafel plots, polarization resistance, testing methods and impedance measurement as per ASTM and NACE  standards,  electrochemical polarization (potentidynamic and potentiostatic), chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, noise analysis, cyclic voltametry etc., electrochemical testing of corrosion (sample preparation, corrosion testing, effect of heat treatment on microstructural changes and corrosion behaviour, effects of pH, dissolved oxygen, Cl-  on corrosion), passivity, corrosion of metallic materials (iron, steels, Al-, Mg-,  Cu-, Ni-, Pb-, Ti-, Ta- based alloys, metal matrix composites), cathodic protection (passivation, oxidation and tarnishing, coating, inhibitors), corrosion in dry condition (formation of oxides, sulphides etc.)

CHE (AMPRI) 3-102: Nano Science and Engineering (2 Credit Points)

Basic concept and approach, introduction to nanomaterials (definition and classification, top-down and bottom-up approaches, synthesis methodologies,  processing and characterization techniques,  functionalization  and applications), fundamental properties of various primary material classes (metals, ceramics and polymers), size dependent properties, challenges in processing bulk ceramic nanomaterials, processing-structure-properties of important bulk nanomaterials, mechanical, thermal, tribological and biological properties, critical issues related to understanding properties of nanomaterials, application potential of bulk nanomaterials, nano coatings, nano-composites, nano-metal powders, nano-medicines, nano-tribology 

CHE (AMPRI) 3-103: Functional and Smart Materials (2 Credit Points)

Basic concept and approach, stimuli, shape memory effect, response to thermal, magnetic, electrical, piezoelectric,  and others effects, creation of functional and smart materials with preset properties, generation of shape memory effect, structure, phase transformation and properties, specific property characterization, interpretation of information, smart materials (shape memory alloys and polymers, piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, pH-sensitive, halochromic, chromogenic, surface active &biomimitic materials, ferrofluids, electro and magneto rheological material etc.),  material development, application potential (energy sector, information technology, health, lab-on-a-chip etc.), principles of ferrofluids,  synthesis, characterization, properties and applications.

CHE (AMPRI) 3-104: Microfluidics and Microseparation (2 Credit Points)

Solvent extraction (fundamentals & principles, classification, factors favouring extraction, extraction equilibria, applications), solid phase micro extraction and single drop micro extraction (selection of solid and liquid phase for extraction, principles and applications), chemical derivatization in liquid and gas chromatography (pre, post and on column derivatization, functional groups and reaction with derivatizing agents for fluorescence, electrochemical and UV-Vis detection), electrochemical methods of analysis (potentiometry, polarography, cyclic voltametry, amperimetric determination, and coulometry, basic principles and applications), electrochemical bio sensors (principle and applications in clinical diagnostics), chromatographic techniques (principles of separation and application of column, paper, thin layer and gas chromatography, GPC, HPLC, HPTLC, size exclusion chromatography, affinity chromatography, electrophoresis. preparative and micropore columns, reverse phase columns, mobile phase selection and detectors in separation techniques), capillary electrophoresis (principle, classification, instrumentation and applications in qualitative and quantitative analysis), microfabrication techniques (principle, instrumentation and applications for fabrication of miniaturized devices), integration of microfluidic channels with pump, valve, detector etc., lab-on-a-chip.

CHE (AMPRI) 3-105: Unit Operations in Environmental Chemistry (2 Credit Points)

Separation techniques (crushing, grinding, size analysis, separation based on density difference, gravity separation, magnetic separation, froth flotation), chemical processes  (absorption, adsorption, membranes, cryogenic distillation, order, and rate of reaction), different isotherms ((Langmuir, Freundlich etc.) and their applicability to adsorption process, removal of air pollutants, carbon dioxide capture and storage (different types of CCS, CO2 sequestration and its role in making clean environment, pre and post combustion CO2 capture,   carbon capture at the source of generation, different methods of carbon capture, packed bed towers/ columns and their design), removal of water pollutants (different processes/ methods of removal of toxic/ heavy metals, impure water/ effluent treatment using  different separation techniques, packed bed towers / columns and their design), adsorbents (commercial adsorbents and their application, role of industrial wastes in synthesis and characterization of cost-effective adsorbents, their application for effluent treatment, water purification and  CO2 capture, zero-waste concept)

CHE (AMPRI) 3-106:Waste Utilization and Value Addition (2 Credit Points)

Industrial wastes (red mud, fly ash, slag, low grade minerals, stone dust etc.), different category of  wastes, their source of generation and their methods of handling, environmental impact, audit, acts and  regulations, global policy, regulation, waste management, municipal solid wastes,  management and disposal, processes/ methods of waste utilization for different  environmental applications such as decontamination of ground water, recycling, solidification/  stabilisation, immobilisation, detoxification, vitrification of toxic waste, management of hazardous and toxic waste,  natural products, renewable resources, biodegradable polymers, conversion of wastes into value added materials, application potential (land use planning by reclamation of wastelands, overburden areas/mine spoil dumps, ash-back haul regions, etc for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and other useful purposes, agriculture, construction, transportation, general engineering etc.) Introduction to industrial wastes, types, sources and characteristics, different rules and acts, classification of hazardous waste, its characteristics, waste recycle & reuse, solidification and stabilisation, waste to material approach using industrial waste, disposal of industrial wastes, chemistry of silica and silicon, ceramic, geopolymers and their applications, theory and principles of synthesis, characterization and  applications of radiation shielding materials

CHE (AMPRI) 3-107: Industrial Effluent Treatment & Disposal (2 Credit Points)

Industrial effluents, their types, sources, measurement and characteristics, environmental pollution monitoring and control – DO, BOD, COD, oxygen sag curve, Streeter-Phelphs’ equation and steady-state surface water quality modelling, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment methods such as physical and chemical including design aspects, disposal of industrial effluents, treated effluents recycle & reuse, different rules and standards and their environmental benefits.

CHE (AMPRI) 3-108:Advanced Soil Science  (2 Credit Points)

Pedogenesis of soils, components of soil and soil as a resource material. Physical properties of soil - bulk density, particle density, porosity, texture, water holding capacity, plant available water capacity, soil-water movement (hydraulic conductivity and infiltration). Soil reactivity, electrical conductivity, cation exchange capacity and sodium absorption ratio. Techniques of soil survey, taxonomy of soils, land evaluation, land capability and soil-site suitability criteria for agriculture, forestry and engineering applications. Soil fertility management - organic matter, major and micro nutrients in soil and their role in sustainable agriculture and environment. Manures, fertlisers, pesticides / insecticides and herbicides in soil-crop system – relevance, application, pathways, fate and safety. Water-logging in soils, saline and sodic soils, soil buffering, lime requirement, phyto-remediation and application of soil amendments. Soil pollution, bio-geochemistry of trace and heavy metals in soil, agro-ecosystem and environment. Soil erosion, soil loss and soil conservation for agriculture, environment and watershed management, and sustainable techniques of soil conservation.

CHE (AMPRI) 3-109: Environment Assessment, Monitoring, Protection and Management (2 Credit Points)

Concept and significance, environmental impact studies, rules and acts, water and air pollution (effluents, groundwater contamination, air pollutants, greenhouse gases, global warming, estimation/modelling & prevention), air and water quality monitoring and modelling, scope of error and precautions, air pollution control devices, industrial effluents andtreatments, environmental issues, soil quality analysis, types and characteristics, secured landfills, treatment, storage, principles of mathematical modelling and numerical methods in environmental assessment/studies, soil and ground water contamination due to industrial and agricultural practices, disposal and utilization of municipal solid wastes and medical wastes, incineration of wastes

CHE (AMPRI) 3-110:Methods and Techniques for Water Resources Development and Management (2 Credit Points)

Recharge mechanisms, groundwater recharging techniques for rejuvenation of water resources, watershed development and management, water resources mapping, monitoring and management, water resources contamination, groundwater modelling (procedures, software, applications of modflow, SWAT, GMS, AGPNS, rockworks etc.), tracking the possible migration pathway of groundwater contamination, long term prediction of the effect of future groundwater withdrawals on groundwater levels and contaminants transport movement.