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The Open Electives (2020-21)—Semester VI

Open Electives offer you the opportunity to take up a subject well-tailored to your interests, but making the right choice is not always an easy decision. To help you know your options and decide what’s best for you, we have compiled a list of all the Open Electives on offer this academic year. Watch this space for details, including the syllabus of the subjects.

Allotment of Electives: The allotment of Open Electives will be done based on CGPA and the seats available. There is no CGPA cut-off while applying for the OEs.

The option to enter OE preferences is now available on the portal. The last date for entering preferences is 7th January 2020.

Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering

1. AAE 4304: Introduction to Avionics and Navigation Systems

Introduction to aircraft, Introduction to flight mechanics and flight dynamics of aircraft & UAV, Introduction to Avionics in aircraft & spacecraft., Displays, HMI, I/O Devices and Power, Packaging, do 178B/C Software, ARINC and DOD Types, System Cooling, EMI/EMC Requirements; Aircraft Power Systems: Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Systems, Digital Communication, Digital Data Bus System, ARINC-429,629, AFDX, MIL-STD-1553, Fiber Optic Comm. Satellite Communication, Flight control laws, FBW, Autopilot, FMS, LRU, IMA & Mission Systems. Inertial Sensors and Inertial Navigation Systems, Multisensory Navigation Systems, Kalman filter basics & Mechanization. Elements of Navigation Systems, Satellite Navigation Systems, Antenna Design, Analysis and placement on aerospace vehicle, Aircraft circuit design on proteas, Radar & Landing Systems.

The topics are fascinating, but in my experience, the faculty handling it was too lenient. We barely had any classes. So if you’re not from electronics background, you might have to learn a lot of things on your own.

Biomedical Engineering

  1. BME 4303: Rehabilitation Engineering

Introduction to rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology: principles, engineering concepts in sensory rehabilitation, motor rehabilitation and communication disorders. Orthopaedic prosthetics & orthosis in rehabilitation technology: fundamentals of upper and lower extremity prosthetic and orthotic devices, applications. Mobility aids: mobility aids for the blind, discussion of design and function of robotic aids, wheelchairs. Sensory augmentation & substitution: visual, auditory and tactile sensory augmentation & substitution. Conversion aids for non-vocal physically impaired persons: characteristics and design considerations for conversion aids, biofeedback in communicative disorders, artificial larynx. Principles and applications of electrical stimulation: artificial electrical stimulation of nerves and muscles, applications. Conceptual frameworks, education and quality assurance.

2. BME 4305: Introduction to Nanotechnology and Characterization Techniques

Introduction to Nanomaterials- classifications, synthesis methods, surface functionalization of nanoparticles, nanocomposites. Properties of nanomaterials: – mechanical properties, optical properties, magnetic properties. Characterization tools for nanomaterials and Nanosystems- structural and chemical characterization techniques. Physical and chemical characterization of Nanomaterials: Transmission electron microscope (TEM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), scanning tunnelling microscope (STM), atomic force microscope (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), dynamic light scattering (DLS), Mass spectroscopy, chromatography. Thermal characterization of nanomaterials: Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential thermal analysis (DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Surface Characterization of nanomaterials: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), auger electron spectroscopy (AES), secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Raman spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and ultraviolet spectroscopy.

Computer Science and Engineering

1. CSE 4304: Principles of Database Systems

Database-System Applications, Purpose of Database Systems, View of Data, Database Languages, Relational Databases, Database Design, Data Storage and Querying, Transaction Management, Database Architecture, Database Users and Administrators, Structure of Relational Databases, Overview of the Design Process, The Entity-Relationship Model, Constraints, Removing Redundant Attributes in Entity Sets, Entity- Relationship Diagrams, Reduction to Relational Schemas, EntityRelationship Design Issues, SQL Data Definition, SQL Data Types and Schemas, Integrity Constraints, Basic Structure of SQL Queries, Set Operations, Aggregate Functions, Nested Subqueries, Additional Basic Operations, Null Values, Modification of the Database, Features of Good Relational Design, Atomic Domains and First Normal Form, Decomposition Using Functional Dependencies, Functional Dependency Theory, Algorithms for Decomposition, Decomposition Using Multivalued Dependencies, RAID, File Organization, Basic Concepts, Ordered Indices, Transaction Concept, A simple Transaction model, Transaction Atomicity and Durability, Transaction Isolation, Serializability, Lock-Based Protocols, Recovery and Atomicity.

2. CSE 4307: Programming in C#

NET Architecture: Applications Using C# C# Basics: Advanced concepts: Delegates, Events, Memory Management under the Hood, Freeing Unmanaged Resources, strings, and regular expressions, Collections, Reflections, Errors and Exceptions. The .NET environment: Working with Visual Studio .NET 2003 (higher version can also be considered. E.g., 2017), Assemblies and Structure, Cross-Language Support, Global Assembly Cache, Creating Shared Assemblies. .NET Security: Role-Based Security, Managing Security Policy, Threading. Localization: Namespace System. Globalization, Resources, Localization Example Using Visual Studio .NET, Creating a Windows Form Application, Graphics with GDI+, Introduction to WCF and WPF.

3. CSE 4310: Web Programming

Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3, Markup, HTML5 Style, More HTML5 Semantics, HTML5 Forms, HTML5 Audio and Video. Introducing CSS3, CSS3 Gradients and Multiple, CSS3 Transforms and Transitions, Embedded Fonts and Multicolumn Layouts. Introduction to JavaScript, The Grammar of JavaScript, Adding Logic and Control to Your Programs. Introduction to jQuery, Action/Reaction: Making Pages Come Alive with Events, Animations and Effects, Common jQuery Tasks, Enhancing WebForms.

Chemical Engineering

1. CHE 4302: Risk and Safety Management in Industries

The symbiosis between man and environment, Nutrient and hydrologic cycles, Types of pollution, Legislation to environmental pollution, Phases involved in the establishment of plant monitoring and control system, Evaluation and characterization of wastewater, Treatment methods, Concept of Zero Liquid Discharge, Sludge treatment and disposal, Solid waste management, Noise pollution and control, E-waste: sources and effects, e-waste management, Ambient air and stack gas sampling, Analysis of air pollutants, Plume behaviour, Meteorological factors affecting air pollution, Equipment for control and abatement of air pollution, Pollution from automobiles: control mechanisms.

Department of Chemistry

1. CHM 4302: Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes

Adsorption and Catalysis: Physisorption and chemisorption, adsorption isotherms, factors influencing adsorption, adsorption of gases by solids, adsorption from solution, introduction to catalysis, energetics, catalytic cycles
Solutions and Solubility: Ideal and non-ideal solutions, Raoult’s law, thermodynamics of solutions, vapour pressure and boiling point composition curves, distillation behaviour of completely miscible and immiscible liquid systems, azeotropes
Colligative Properties: Determination of molar masses from vapour pressure lowering, osmotic pressure, boiling point elevation and depression of freezing point, Vant Hoff’s factor
Colloids: Types of colloids, preparation and purification of sols, general properties, optical, electrical, and kinetic properties of sols, the stability of sols, application of colloids Emulsions and gels: Types, preparation, properties, and their application

2. CHM 4303: Sustainable Chemical Processes and Products

Introduction and principles of green chemistry, Examples, Atom economy, carbon efficiency, life cycle analysis, sustainable products, process and synthesis catalysis and green chemistry, examples of fine and bulk chemicals production, catalysts for clean technology. Application of the ecofriendly approach to wast treatment. Cleaner production processes, clean synthesis in lab Scale, industrial examples, use of eco-friendly energies. Bio-pesticides, polymers & pharmaceutical products. Electrochemical synthesis, Alternate reaction media using water and other green solvents, ionic liquids & supercritical fluids; phase transfer catalysis.

 Electronics and Communication Engineering

1.  ECE 4305: Introduction to Nanoscience and Technology

Classical particles, waves and wave-particle duality. Black body radiation, photoelectric effect, interference, diffraction. Schrodinger wave equation. Atoms and atomic orbitals. Quantum structures. Crystal lattices, bonding in crystals, metals, semiconductors, direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors, semiconductor alloys, heterostructures, organic semiconductors, carbon nanostructures. Graphene preparation techniques. Characterization.

2. ECE 4306: MEMS Technology

Historical background of MEMS. Bulk micromachining, MEMS transduction and actuation techniques, Micro sensing for MEMS, Basic Bio-MEMS fabrication technologies. RF MEMS, Microfluidic devices and components for Bio-MEMS, sensing technologies for Bio-MEMS, Applications. Introduction to MEMS simulation tool.

Print and Media Technology

  1. MED 4304: Publishing Science

    Introduction, different publishing methods, departments in a publishing house, duties and responsibilities of a publisher, and job roles in a publishing company. Different media of publishing, electronic media versus print media, case study, editing, significance, techniques and functions. Editing tools and symbols, editing magazines and newspapers – page makeup, design and layout, editing online, editing radio and television programs. News publication, news values, writing, the structure of a news report, types of news leads, writing leads, choosing news, attribution and verification, balance and fairness, news sources. content for media, writing for print – different styles reporting, editorials and features. writing for radio, television and audio-visual media (CD, DVD, Web), advertising, promotional writing – advertising copywriting, corporate writing – newsletters, online writing – website contents specialized reporting, science and technology reporting, environment,  recent advances and future trends in publishing

“Publishing science goes through the nitty-gritty of writing and reporting for mass media. Varying from reporting styles, specialized reporting for tech as well as editorials. The subject also includes editing tools. Modules also touch upon advertising and promotional writing.  This elective also introduces you to the legalities involved in publishing. You will get to study Publishing laws, International Property Rights, Copy Rights, and Privacy Policies etc.”

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

1. ELE 4301: Energy Auditing

Transformers – Review of construction, types and operation; equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, efficiency; autotransformers; three-phase transformers, types, application. Induction Motors – Review of construction and operation, equivalent circuit, power flow diagram, losses, efficiency, starting braking and speed control; Single phase induction motor, types and operation. Synchronous Motors – construction, operation; Synchronous condenser. DC Motors – Review of construction, types and operation, starting, braking and speed control. Special Machines – Stepper motors, switched reluctance motors, brushless dc motor, Permanent magnet synchronous motors, Linear motors. Power Semiconductor Drives – Basic block schematic, Converter classification, DC and AC drive systems – an overview.

“Conversion of electrical energy to other forms of energy and its control based on the need is significant from the industries’ point of view. The invention of semiconductor technology has to lead to energy saving during conversion and equipment control. The course focus on different types of energy conversion technologies and their control.”

2. ELE 4305: Energy Conversion Technologies

Components of electric drives, factors affecting the choice of drives, dynamics of electrical drives, fundamental torque equation, speed-torque conventions, multi-quadrant  operation of electric drives, load torque components, nature and classification of load torque, the equivalent moment of inertia, steady-state stability, load equalization, motor power rating, thermal model, classes of motor duty, introduction to thyristors, characteristics, power converters: AC to DC, DC to DC, AC to AC, DC to AC – DC Drives Systems – characteristics, starting, speed control, braking – AC Drives Systems

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  1. MME 4305: Introduction to Operations Research

    Introduction- Definition, Phases, Applications, Advantages and Limitations of Operations Research. Linear programming problems Assumptions, Formulation of LPP, Graphical solutions, Simplex algorithm, Special cases. Concept of dual, Sensitivity analysis to objective function coefficients and R.H.S. values.
    Transportation problem- Formulation, Testing the optimality. Assignment problem – Solution algorithm for Assignment Problem. Travelling salesman – Solution algorithm for Travelling Salesman Problem, Application to job sequencing problem Game theory- Introduction to game theory, Two-person-zero sum games, Pure and Mixed Strategies, Solution methods. Network Analysis- General framework, Introduction to elements of a network, conventions adapted in drawing network, analyzing the network. Calculation of event and Activity times, Critical 236 path, Determination of project duration, Project Crashing. Applications and Limitations of CPM. Project evaluation and review technique, Simulation:-Monte- Carlo technique, Problems involving Waiting line situations and Selection of crew members etc

2. MME 4306: Introduction to Quality Control

Definitions of the term quality, Patterns of variation, Causes of variation Frequency distribution, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, The Normal distribution curve, Inequality theorems, Shewhart’s bowl drawing experiments, Control charts for variables (X, R and s charts), Type I and Type II Errors, Process capability analysis, Process capability indexes, Control charts for attributes (p, np, c and u charts), Acceptance
sampling by attributes, Single and Double sampling plans, Operating characteristic curve, Acceptable quality level, Lot tolerance per cent defective, Average outgoing quality, Average total Inspection, Average fraction inspected, Producers risk, Consumers risk, Acceptance sampling tables, Conventional and Statistical tolerancing, Precision, Accuracy and Reproducibility of the method of measurements, Quality costs.

Humanities and Management

  1. HUM 3306: Introduction to Philosophy, Religion, and Culture

Notions of Philosophy; The Origin and Development of Philosophy; Ancient Philosophy; Medieval Philosophy; Modern Philosophy; Contemporary Philosophy; Indian Philosophy; Comparative Religion; Western Philosophy; The Relevance of Philosophy; Branches of Philosophy; Methods of Philosophy; Philosophy and other Branches of Study; Some Problems of Philosophy; Themes of Philosophy; Mind and Body, and the Problem of Universal; Change/Movement time and place; Existence of God and Evolution; Indian Culture; Social Ethics; Logic and Scientific Methods; Philosophy of Language.

“It’s quite fun and relaxed- you just need to keep some concepts in mind. Plus, you need to write regularly. For end semesters, you need to read 2 books apart from the ones you’re through with. There isn’t much to study for sessionals.  For regular assignments, you have to maintain a portfolio.  He’ll regularly give you topics to write on, and more drafts result in more marks. This was the scheme for us, but he was trying to get it changed to no sessionals or assignments and allocate the entire 50 marks for the portfolio. The end sem was all writing. Highest was 36 this time. Only one person gets an A+, and he got it at 78-79.”

2. HUM 3307: Creative Writing

Various literary/prose forms and their characteristics; techniques and strategies for reading; nuances of language and meaning in reading and writing; Writing Exercises – techniques and strategies of writing creatively; Critical Concepts and Terms in Literary Writing; Writing Exercises; creative writing output.

“The faculty was brilliant, and we were taught no theory at all. He would come to class and read out a few pieces of writing and explain different styles. The exams had questions that asked us to write a story with a given plot, and another one was to rewrite the given passage in third person or first person. For internal marks, he asked us to submit assignments and graded us based on those. It’s the perfect OE to take if you like to write.”

3. HUM 3308: Graphic Novels: History, Form, and Culture

Part I: The History of Comic Books, Part 1: Developing Medium Defining comic books as a medium-Relationships between comic books and other forms of sequential art. The (continental) roots of comics as an art form -How comic strips and pulps contributed to the emergence of the comic book. The History of Comic Books, Part 2: The Maturation of the Medium-Influence of an underground movement, ways in which mainstream publishers began to address more relevant topics, a proliferation of independent comics, the increase in the profile and prominence of the medium due to ambitious projects.
Part II: Creating the Story: Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative-Some narrative structures commonly found in comic books -The types and techniques of encapsulation-The nature of the relationship between the pictorial and linguistic elements of comic books Experiencing the Story: The Power of Comics – About diegetic images that show the world of the story- About interpretive images that comment on the story-The impact art style has on the emotional reactions of the reader; and how the meaning of each image is affected by the relationship to other images in that particular book, in other texts, and the reader’s personal experience
Part III: Comic Book Genres-the definition of the genre and the role it plays in shaping the creation of comics products- the characteristics of genres, including character types, narrative patterns, themes, and other conventions-how the example genres of teen humour, romance, funny animals, horror, and memoir developed in comics, and what characterizes each-how the hybridization of genres helps experimentation and expansion of narrative possibilities.

“Surprisingly enough, it has given me literature I’ll hold in high regard throughout my life.”


  1. MAT 5281: Applied Graph Theory

Graphs and subgraphs: walks, paths and connectedness, distance as a metric, degrees, regular graph, cubic graphs, bipartite graphs, self-complementary graphs, operations on graphs, externals graphs, degree and sequence
Applications of the theorems: Havel and Hakimi, Erdos and Gallai, cut points, bridges and blocks, trees and their characterization, centre and centroids, block-cut trees, spanning trees, independent and cocycles. Connectivity and line connectivity, Whitney’s Theorem, Reversibility, Planarity, colourability, matrix representation of graphs, Algorithms.

2. MAT 5282: Applied Linear Algebra

Finite-dimensional vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases and dimension, sum and intersection of subspaces.
Algebra of linear transformations, range and null space of a linear transformation, inner-product spaces, metric spaces and Banach spaces, Gram Schmidt orthogonalization, linear operators and their adjoint, self-adjoint, unitary and normal transformations, polar decomposition.
Matrix algebra, simultaneous equations, Eigenvalues, characteristic vectors, Cayley Hamilton theorem, minimal polynomial, application of Eigenvalues to solve simultaneous difference and differential equations.
Quadratic forms and their classification constrained optimization, computational methods of linear algebra.

“The topics included were matrix algebra, simultaneous equations, Eigenvalues, application of Eigenvalues to solve simultaneous difference equations, constrained optimization, and computational methods, among other things. Faculty-wise, I didn’t find the subject to be as enjoyable as expected. In my view, the professor stuck to the course plan strictly, and the overall teaching method was very average. The class was filled with 8.5+ CGPA holders from different branches, so I think the subject had a high GPA requirement.”

3. MAT 5284: Mathematical Modelling

Mathematical modelling through systems of ordinary differential equations of the first order, Prey-Predator model Mathematical modelling through systems of ordinary differential equations, modelling in medicine (A model for diabetic Mellitus)
Modelling on population dynamics, mathematical modelling through differential equations.
Modelling economics and finance through difference equations, population dynamics and generation of models through difference equations, modelling in probability theory, and examples.
Optimisation models

“It’s an interesting subject if you’re into math and quite easy too. They cover topics like basic differential equations, difference equations, game theory, probability, and lpp. It’s pretty easy to score. The teacher knows the subject but has a little difficulty clearing doubts. But he gives notes in class, i.e. writes stuff on the board and explains the concept while he teaches. Make sure you write notes.  If you like math, you’ll enjoy it.”

4. MAT 5285: Optimization Techniques

Formulation, linear programming, simplex method, Penalty case methods, two-phase method, dual simplex method, duality theory, transportation problem, Vogel’s approximation method, MODI method, assignment problem (Hungarian method)
Project Management: Networks, project planning and control using PERT and CPM, project crashing, game theory, Minimax principle, games with mixed strategies, Dominance theory, solution using Linear programming.

“Handled by senior faculty who had excellent command over the subject, the class was interactive. He discussed each topic in detail and then wrote everything on the board, including the procedures. However, he expected students to be very punctual and disciplined in class and set lengthy question papers that needed a lot of practice to get good grades. As for the subject, it’s quite fun to learn, basic maths used with lots of calculations. Be careful about silly mistakes, though, and they can make your entire solution go wrong. The class is common for both B. Tech and M.Tech students and is mostly filled with toppers. For those who are interested in solving real-life problems and good at quick math, it’s pretty easy.”

5. MAT 5286: Stochastic Processes and Reliability

Static probabilities, Dynamic probability, Markov chains, transition probabilities, Chapmen Kolmogorov equations, classification of states, chains of Markov process, the stability of Markov systems, limiting behaviour, random walk, Poisson Processes assumptions, Queueing System, general concepts, Model M/M/I and M/M/S, steady-state behaviour, transient behaviour, Wiener processes and Gaussian processes.
Differential equations of a Wiener process, Kolmogorov equations, Ornstein-Unlenbick Process,
Reliability Theory, system reliability

“The course is excellent, and everything that’s written in the course plan is delivered in time. Scoring wise, the topics are easy, with a few formulae and derivations. The derivations may be hard to understand initially, but the result is easy to remember, as long as you have the basics of probability and statistics at your fingertips. Topics covered are statistics, probability, queuing theory, Markov process/chain, birth-death process, and reliability analysis, among others. The faculty is efficient and not very strict about attendance or coming late to class. The overall difficulty of the course is moderate. The end sems and sessionals were numerical, reasoning and derivations, with a few conceptual questions sprinkled in.”

Master of Computer Applications

1. MCA 4303: Introduction to Linux and Shell Scripting

Introduction to UNIX/LINUX Operating System: Introduction to Operating system concepts, Linux Overview, kernel and shell, using Unix, input and output, redirection, scripts, pipes, pagers, getting help. Processes and Devices: Process status, Foreground and background, process control, signals, Process Utilities (ps, kill, wait, sleep), Environment variables, Global and local variables, Executable scripts, Job control, Command history list, Running job at a specific time, Running programs periodically, big programs, Timing a program, running programs in order, Quotes and escapes, Devices, backquotes. File Systems, File commands, Linux Editors, Command mode, Regular Expressions and filters, SED, Shell and Shell Scripting, Advanced shell programming, Pattern Scanning, Utility (AWK), Program Control Structures, Bash Shell Features.

“This is an introductory course on the Linux Operating System and Shell Scripting. The focus is on learning to implement bash Shell Scripting. It also includes a beginner’s look atsed and awk tools. The emphasis is on a practical hands-on approach to shell scripting rather than a basic theoretical exposure. No prior coding experience is required for this course.”  

  1. DSE (MCA) 4174: Algorithmic Trading

Basic Trading strategies- Discretionary, Algorithmic Trading, Hybrid. Algorithmic vs HighFrequency/Low Latency Trading. Industry Overview- Alternatives, Hedge Funds, Commodity Trading Advisor Funds, Quant Funds. Tracking Funds, Tracking Benchmarks,
Basic Portfolio Strategies. Mathematics for algorithmic trading, review of Time Series, Capital Allocation, Momentum, Options and futures- trend, seasonal, cyclical and irregular components, white noise, Brownian motion, Auto covariance, autocorrelation and criteria. ARIMA models, Autoregressive Models, Moving Average Models, ARMA Models. Box-Jenkins method, characteristic polynomials, Sharpe and Skewness, Stationary vs Non-stationary processes, criteria (AIC, BIC) for model choice, Cross-Validation, Bootstrap and Stochastic Differential Equations (SDE)s., Kalman Filters. Algorithmic Trading Basics- Backtesting, Automated Execution, Momentum, Mean Reversion, Carry, Value, Basic Portfolio Strategies, Overfitting. Mean Reversion Strategies – Mean Reversion of Stocks, Timescales/horizons associated with MR, Momentum and Value, Volume and Mean Reversion Liquidity, Unit Root Tests, Augmented Dickey-Fuller Tests. KPSS Tests, Variance Ratio Tests. Co-integration and Johansen Test. Momentum/Trend Following- properties and tradeoffs, Inter-day and Intraday Momentum Strategies, Risk Management. Skewness over horizon results, momentum modelling. Filters, Change points – sequential binary segmentation, switching Kalman filters, Carry, Value, P vs Q-measure. Overfitting- p-hacking, lack of reproducibility, holdout overfitting. Adjusted Sharpe Ratios. Multiple Hypothesis Testing – Holm-Bonferroni. BHY adjustments.

2. MCA 4304: Introduction to Data Analytics

Introduction – data science, need for analytics, steps in data analysis projects, data sources, data sets, data warehouses, data types, privacy and confidentiality, samples vs population. Data summarization and visualization – tables and graphs. Data Preprocessing- cleaning, transformation, dimensionality reduction. Data Analysis and Visualization – descriptive, inferential statistics, univariate and multivariate analysis. Grouping – Cluster Analysis- distance measures, partitioning, hierarchical, density-based methods. Market Basket Analysis, Association Analysis, Market Basket Analysis. Classifiers-Bayesian, k-nearest neighbour, neural network, Support Vector Machine, Decision Trees. Prediction- Regression models, Evaluating Classification and Predictive performance, ensemble methods.  Anomaly Detection. Forecasting models.

Civil Engineering

  1. CIE 4302: Contract Management for Engineers

Introduction to contracts: Definitions, Essentials for a legally valid contract, Salient features, Discharging, Documents for an Engineering Contract, Types of contracts based on − tendering process, economic consideration, tasks involved. Main and Sub Contracts: features, merits, demerits, applicability. Tendering process: Definitions, List of Documents, EMD, SD. Preparation and submission of documents and its opening. Evaluation of Tender and Award of contract.
Issues in tendering process: Pre – Registration, Pre – Qualification, Nominated Tendering, Rejection of Tenders, Repeat Orders, Revocation of Tenders, Unbalanced Bidding, Cartel or Collusion in Tendering. Administration: Responsibilities (Duties and Liabilities) of Principal and Contractor, Monitoring and Quality control/assurance, Settlement of claims − Advances, Bills, Extension for time, Extras & Variations, Cost Escalations. Security Deposit, Retention Money, Performance Bond, Liquidated Damages, Penalties, Statutory Requirements, Social Obligations/Responsibilities, Labor Welfare, Reports, Records, Files.
Breach of contract: Definition and Classification, Common Breaches by – Principal, Contractor, Damage Assessment, Claims for Damages, Quantum Merit, Force Majeure. Dispute resolution. Conciliation. Dispute Resolution Boards (DRB). Litigation.
International contracts: International Competitive Bidding, Domestic Preference, FIDIC Documents, Conditions, Currency of Bid and Payment, Escalation in Foreign Currency, Financing of projects, Applicable Law and Settlement of Disputes, International Arbitration.

“It’s quite irrelevant to our regular course. Our faculty was good and explained things really well. She would show us the documents which are involved in agreements and contracts etc.  A lot of theory is involved. You can score a good grade if you are a theory kind of person.”

2. CIE 4303: Environmental Engineering

Will be updated when information is received.

Information and Communication Technology

 1. ICT 4306: Cyber Security   

Introduction to Information, Network and System Security, Encryption techniques, Message Integrity and Message Authentication, Digital Signature, Key Management, User Authentication.
Web security model: Browser security model including same-origin policy, Client-server trust boundaries.
Session management, authentication: Single sign-on, HTTPS and certificates. Application vulnerabilities and defences: SQL injection, XSS, CSRF.
Client-side security: Cookies security policy, HTTP security extensions, Plugins, extensions, web apps, Web user tracking, Server-side security tools, e.g. Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and fuzzers. Cybercrime, Cybercrime investigation, Laws and ethics

2. ICT 4307: Game Theory and Applications

Introduction, Mathematical Preliminaries: Probability theory, Linear algebra, Linear programming and duality, Mathematical analysis, Computational complexity classes.
Non-Cooperative Game Theory: Extensive Form Games, Strategies Form Games, Dominant Strategy Equilibria, Nash Equilibria, Matrix Games, Bayesian Games
Cooperative Game Theory: Two Person Bargaining Problem, Coalition Games, Shapely Values.
Mechanism Design: Social Choice Functions, Incentive Compatibility and Revelation Theorem, Auctions

Department of Physics

1. PHY 4303: Radiation Physics

Radiation Sources: Fast electron sources, heavily charged particle sources, sources of electromagnetic radiation, neutron sources.
Radiation Interaction: Photoelectric and Compton process, pair production, interaction of heavy charged particles, stopping power, energy loss characteristics, Bragg curve, particle range, range straggling, stopping time, energy loss in thin absorbers, the interaction of fast electrons, absorption of beta particles, the interaction of gamma rays, gamma-ray attenuation, the interaction of neutrons, neutron cross-section, neutron-induced nuclear reactions.
Radiation Detectors and Instrumentation: Semiconductors diodes, JFET-MOSFET, integrated circuits, OPAMP and their characteristics, the differential amplifier, operational amplifier systems, pulse amplifiers.
Principles of radiation detection and measurements
Industrial uses of nuclear measurements

Mechatronics Engineering

  1. MTE 4303: Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems

Pneumatic systems, structure and signal flow, compressors, actuators and control valves, single acting and double acting cylinders, manual pneumatics, single and multiple actuators, limit switches, proximity sensors, electro pneumatics and design of electro-pneumatic circuits, direction control valves, relay control systems, timers, counters, pressure control valves, closed-loop pneumatics and Flow control valves. Hydraulic systems, physical principles of oil hydraulics, hydraulic actuators, valves and accessories, hydraulic power pack, types of hydraulic pumps, accumulator, Filters, hydraulic circuits, regenerative, meter in, meter out, bleed off, sequencing, pressure reducing circuits, electro-hydraulic circuits, proportional hydraulics and servo hydraulics.

Inter-Institute Electives

1. IIE 4304: Corporate Finance

Introduction to Corporate Finance, Financial Goal, Agency Problems, Managers vs Shareholders Goals, Concepts of Value and Return, Capital Budgeting Decisions, Cost of Capital, Calculation of the Cost of Capital in Practice, Financial and Operating Leverage, Capital Structure, Relevance of Capital Structure, Irrelevance of Capital Structure, Relevance of Capital Structure, Dividend Theory, Dividend Relevance, Dividend Relevance, Dividend and Uncertainty, Dividend Irrelevance, Principles of Working Capital Management.

2. IIE 4310: Medical Emergency and First Aid

Principles of First Aid, First aid kit and equipment, emergency drugs, scene assessment, safety and identifying hazards, patient assessment, Basic Life Support and AED, triage, extrication/stretchers, ambulance. Describe the causes, signs and symptoms and management of respiratory emergencies, acute gastro-intestinal emergencies, musculoskeletal emergencies, dental, ENT and eye emergencies, renal emergencies, nervous system emergencies, haematological emergencies, endocrine emergencies, toxicological emergencies, environmental emergencies, pediatric emergencies, psychiatric emergencies, obstetrical emergencies

3. IIE 4315: Reporting and Writing

Introduction to news writing news in different media, news, the definition of news, news values; types of news other theoretical issues relating to news writing. News Reporting Basic of news writing: structure of news reports; writing the lead; the changes in the lead composition; techniques of news gathering; sources of news. Reporting various reporting types (Objective, Interpretative, Investigative,) General assignment reporting/working on a beat. Reporting for a news agency, periodicals and magazines. Interviewing: doing the research, conducting the interview, types and formats of interviews, writing interviews

4. IIE 4316: Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations

Introduction to advertising; Evolution and history of advertising; Influence of advertising on society and ethics. Advertising as part of the marketing mix; Structure and types of ad agencies; Advertising planning; creative strategy and implementation (media strategy). The essentials of advertising on different media platforms – print, broadcast, internet and new media; discuss the difference in planning and execution using examples or campaign case studies. Public Relations-scope; definition; evolution; establish the difference between PR and advertising; Identifying stakeholders and various Public Relation tools. Steps in developing a PR program/campaign-stating the problem, planning and programming, action and evaluation; Crisis communication; Ethical issues in Public Relations.


  1. BIO 5052: Introduction to Biofuels and Biopolymers

Renewable energies and significance of biofuels, feedstocks for various biofuels, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of biofuels, ethanol from fermentation and comparison of different technologies, diesel from Jatropha, waste cooking oils, and Microalgae, biogas and biological hydrogen, and basic concepts of microbial fuel cells; introduction to biopolymers, Biopolymers vs Synthetic polymers; Synthesis of biopolymers such as Starch, Hemicellulose etc., Commercially available biopolymers, uses of biopolymers, Manufacturing technologies, Fillers & Reinforcement, Market & Economics, Biodegradability.

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