Areas of Specialization


For M.Tech. a student has to credit eight courses out of which at least one course has to be from outside his/her  area of specialization and one course from outside the Department. In the Ph.D. programme, a student is required to credit 4 to 6 courses depending on his/her academic background and research requirements. The various courses offered from time to time in each area of specialization are listed below

Engineering Geosciences
Earth system Processes, Environmental Geology, Geological Hazards, Resource Exploration techniques, Satellite Remote Sensing & GIS for Georesource evaluation, Photo geology in Terrain Evaluation, Global climate Pleoseismology and Tectonic Geomorphology.

Environmental Engineering
Earth Environment; Physiochemical Principles and Processes; Ecological and Biological Principles and Processes; Environmental Economics; legislation and Social Impacts; Environmental Quality and Pollution Monitoring Techniques; Design of Water and Wastewater Disposal systems; Air pollution and its Control; Environmental Management and Impact Assessment; Industrial Waste Management and Environmental Audit. In addition the students can take courses from other departments/programme depending on the background/ interest in consultation with programme advisor/thesis supervisor.

Machine Processing of Remotely Sensed Data; Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS, Photogrammetry; Geospatial data processing; Precision remote sensing; Remote Sensing in Civil Engineering.

Geotechnical Engineering
Rock Mechanics; Advanced Soil Mechanics; Advanced Foundation Engineering; Foundation Dynamics; Applications of Soil Mechanics; Analytical and Numerical Methods in Geomechanics; Soil Structure Interaction; Ground Engineering; Geoenvironmental Design Aspects of Solid Waste Management.

Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
Hydraulic Structures; Fluid Mechanics; Open Channel Hydraulics; Sediment Transportation; Transients in Pipes; Unsteady open channel Flow; Water Resources System Engineering and Management; Hydrologic analysis and Design; Groundwater Systems Analysis; Water Resources engineering; coastal Engineering; Groundwater Hydrology and pollutant Transport, Stochastic Hydrology.

Structural Engineering
Structural Dynamics: Advance Structural analysis; Theory of Plates and shells; Advance Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures; Earthquake Analysis and  Design of Structures; Applications of Finite Element Methods; Random Vibrations; Structural Mechanics and Stability; Durability of concrete Structures, Advanced Design of steel Structures.

Transportation Engineering
Analysis of Transportation Systems; Flow problems and Entropy in Transportation Modeling; Urban Transportation Systems; Rail Transportation Systems Planning and Design; Airport Systems Planning and Design; Urban Mass Transit Systems; Traffic Flow Modeling and simulation; Traffic Engineering; Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities; Analysis and Design of Pavement Systems; Advance Statistical Methods for Civil Engineers; Fuzzy Systems and Applications; Digital Simulation.