30. MINING ENGINEERING
(Codes : G4130, S4130, V4130)
Mining Engineering, a 4-year B.Tech. programme at IIT Kharagpur, IT BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad, is concerned with the production of minerals. The field of study exposes the students to aspects of planning, design, construction, mineral excavation, transportation, maintenance, safety, and management of mines. Courses in the first two years provide the students with essentials of science, basic engineering, computing, and information technology. In the subsequent years, a group of core and elective subjects including methods of mining, geomechanics, numerical methods, environmental engineering, industrial management, computer-aided mine planning, remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) are taught to keep pace with the latest developments in mining technology and to meet the present demands of the industry.
Mining machinery engineering
31. MINING MACHINERY ENGINEERING
(Code : S4131)
Engineering graduates in Mining Machinery are concerned with the selection, operation, maintenance and design of all types of the machinery used in the exploration and exploitation of minerals including heavy earth moving equipment. ISM Dhanbad is the only Institute in the country that produces mining machinery engineers.
During the first two years, the inputs are given in different areas of basic engineering like mechanical, electrical, electronics and computers. The next two years are utilized for in-depth practice-oriented studies of mining and allied equipment.
Naval architecture and ocean engineering
32. NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING
(Code : M4132)
Ocean Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that is concerned with all aspects of exploration and exploitation of the resources of the oceans. Naval Architecture deals with design, construction and maintenance of ships. The programme also deals with other water borne vessels. Apart from the core programme in science and mathematics, well structured courses in fluid and solid mechanics, wave hydrodynamics, offshore structures, foundation and coastal engineering are taught. The programme also imparts good design and experimental skills. The courses in the advanced semesters lay emphasis onnumerical modeling and CAD, with electives from many postgraduate courses. Excellent facilities exist for carrying out the final year project work on advanced design, and experimental as well as numerical analysis of ocean engineering systems including marine vehicles.
A wide variety of job opportunities are available to the graduates in companies dealing with offshoreengineering, ship building and ship repair, Coastal and Port Engineering, shipping companies, classification societies, statutory bodies, Port Trusts, Coast Guard, the Indian Navy and consulting organizations. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, a large number of graduates find employment in allied engineering professions and management area also.
Ocean engineering and naval architecture
33. OCEAN ENGINEERING AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
(Code : G4133)
Ocean Engineering provides solutions to needs of the society for exploration and utilization of the ocean, its coastlines, and its vast natural resources such as extraction of oil from offshore wells, minerals from the sea bed, biological resources like fish and other sea food. The subject of ocean engineering is concerned with various industrial activities of design and construction, building and maintenance, production, operation, and transportation of marine structures.
Naval architecture is a major branch of ocean engineering, which deals with design, construction, and maintenance of ships and other water borne vessels. The discipline of ocean engineering not only includes insights from all branches of engineering but it also incorporates unique marine features. MarineHydrodynamics, Water Wave Mechanics, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD-CAM), Computational Methods in Marine Hydrodynamics and Structural Mechanics, Design of Ships and Marine Structures, Marine Construction and Welding, Coastal Engineering, Hydroelasticity, Port and Harbour Engineering, Coastal Zone Management, etc. have become an integral part of this engineering profession.
The employers of ocean engineers and naval architects are the various offshore industries, ship building and ship repair yards, shipping companies, classification societies, statutory bodies under the Ministry of Surface Transport, offshore consulting firms, coastal and dredging consulting firms, instrumentation and data analysis firms and institutions, drilling companies, seismic and hydrographic surveying companies, Indian Navy, DRDO laboratories, coast guards, port trust, environmental protection agencies, pollution control boards, and academic institutions. Due to multidisciplinary nature of Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, a large number of graduates find employment in allied engineering professions, management and information technology areas.
34. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
(Code : S4134)
ISM Dhanbad is the only recognized institute offering B.Tech. degree in Petroleum Engineering in India. Course structure was initially developed by representatives of ONGC, ISM, IOC and Ministry of Education, Government of India. The course is regularly updated to keep pace with developments in Petroleum Engineering the world over by a body comprising of industry representatives, academicians and research institutes.
A rich selection of scientific challenges awaits students in Petroleum Engineering. All students receive rigorous training in the basics of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Well Testing, Production Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Refining Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, EOR Simulation, etc. Students benefit from courses, seminars and interaction with fellow students and faculty of the associated department of Geophysical and Geological Sciences, and other Institutes, e.g. CMRI, CFRI, PDIL, ONGC, OIL, IOC & PCRA. Academic training imparted to the students is supplemented by appropriate oil field training of fourteen weeks during their degree programme.
Polymer science and technology
35. POLYMER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(Code : R4135)
The ever-increasing industrial demand for polymers and their products have generated a rapidly growing demand for qualified manpower in the area of polymer science and engineering. The academic institutions, R&D organizations, and user industry dealing with polymers/plastics and composites need a large number of quality scientists and engineers specializing in polymer science and technology.
To fill-in this need, a B.Tech. programme in PolymerScience and Technology is offered at the Saharanpur campus of IIT Roorkee. This programme is a blend of basic sciences, engineering and polymer science and technology. The students will be exposed to various aspects of science and technology of polymers, their synthesis, characterization, testing, processing, and applications in nanotechnology, aerospace, electronics, etc.
The second year of the programme is devoted to basic sciences, viz. physics, chemistry, mathematics, andengineering sciences. In the last two years the programme covers the courses on polymer science, technology, engineering, and elective courses from different departments of the Institute. The strong flavour of chemical engineering, mathematics, and engineering sciences makes this programme unique in its structure and utilitarian in its employment potential.
Production and industrial engineering
36. PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
(Codes : D4136, R4136)
Production and Industrial Engineering aim at higher productivity by integrating design and planning of operative systems. These engineers deal with planning, measuring and controlling all activities within the organization, besides optimum use of resources.
Production and Industrial Engineering program forms a knowledge bridge between production activities and the management goals. The program covers major areas like manufacturing processes and automation, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, cellular manufacturing, production planning, scheduling and inventory control, material requirement planning systems, operations research, quality management, man– machine systems and facilities design. Equipped with broad-base knowledge of the employment in all types of engineering and manufacturing systems, production and industrial engineers find their employment in all types of engineering and manufacturing industries both in the private and public sector.
Pulp and paper engineering
37. PULP AND PAPER ENGINEERING
(Code : R4137)
Pulp and Paper Engineering deals with the Science, Technology and Engineering used for the manufacture of pulp and paper products from fibrous and non-fibrousraw materials. The course is concerned with the characteristics of raw materials and pulp fibers, raw material storage, handling and preparation, various pulping and bleaching methodologies, processing of pulps, recovery of chemicals, preparation of stock waste, paper recycling and deinking, paper manufacturing including pressing, drying, calendaring, reeling, winding and roll finishing, sizing, coating and super calendaring, surface treatments, paper properties, testing and end-uses of pulp & paper, instrumentation and process control, energy, and environment. Pulp and Paper Engineering is also concerned with the design and development of processes, operation, maintenance and management of plants, basic economic consideration and cost control, research and development and other technicaland marketing services related with the pulp and paper industry. The employment opportunities for engineers in this area have been excellent in previous years.
Pulp and Paper Engineering course is offered at Saharanpur Campus (50 km from Roorkee) of IIT Roorkee.
38. SYSTEMS SCIENCE
(Code : J4138)
B.Tech. in Systems Science provides the students witha foundation in basic sciences and engineering with necessary tools in mathematics, which will make them
competent to solve complex problems in the domain of Systems Science. This includes, but is not limited to, engineered systems, ecological systems, business and financial systems and complex networked systems such as smart communities with an emphasis on the ethical stance towards society, sustainability of the solutions proposed and awareness of the implications to the environment and society. By giving due attention to the mathematical foundations that underlie these systems, the programme aims at creating systems’ thinkers who would develop, construct, operate, redesign, analyse, verify and integrate various systems. These thinkers may become entrepreneurs who would be able to find innovative and sustainable solutions to societal problems. In addition, they will be ready for careers in a wide range of industries and R&D organizations and pursue higher studies leading to qualitative and quantitative research in systems dynamics and engineering at world class international institutes.
39. TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
(Code : D4139)
The UG program in Textile technology is primarily focused on the methods of developing textile products from natural fibres or from fibre forming polymers and on issues related to the management of the production facilities. Core textile courses cover topics on fibre science, yarn manufacture, fabric manufacture, textile chemical processing, textile testing and design of textileproducts and processes. Special courses are offered on thrust areas such as technical textiles encompassing topics on medical textiles, geotextiles, filter fabrics etc., flexible and rigid composites, smart textiles, nanoprocessing, apparel engineering and comfort as also environment management. From fifth semester onwards the students choose electives from a wide variety of textile courses and can specialize in a particular area of textile technology. In the final year they are required to work on a project on one of the thrust areas.They also undergo a practical training in a textile production facility as part of their engineering education.