Course 3: Advanced Courses.

AD Course CodeCourse LevelName of Course LevelCourse TitleCourse ContentCourse CreditsFull Name of CentreLab NameReading Resources
AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Instruments in Materials ResearchPrinciples and instrumentation of advanced equipments such as thermal analyzer (DMA, TMA, DSC, TGA etc.), Rheometer, Microscopes (SEM, TEM, ESCA, image analyzer and AFM), Dilatometry, Flammability tests (Cone calorimeter, burning test apparatus etc.), IR Spectroscopy, Thermal conductivity apparatus etc. Accelerated exposure test (Humidity chamber, UV chamber etc.), Interpretation of instrumental data.2CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseFrontiers in Building MaterialsBuilding stone, Bricks, Lime, Cement & Concrete, Aggregate, Water, Ferrous Materials, Non-Ferrous Materials, Paints, Asphalt, Bitumen, Gypsum, Adhesive, Sealants, Advanced Materials(e.g.: Nanomaterials etc.). Physio-chemical Analysis of Building Materials and their Engineering Properties.2CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Environmental Analysis & ManagementMaterials: Building Stone, Bricks, Lime, Cement & Concrete, Aggregate, Water, Ferrous Materials, Non-Ferrous Materials, Paints, Asphalt, Bitumen, Gypsum,
Adhesive, Sealants, Advanced Materials etc. Physio-chemical Analysis, Engineering properties.Environmental Science: Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Monitoring and remedial measures, Environmental Audit and Environmental Impact Assessment Waste management: Industrial Solid waste, Municipal waste, Hazardous waste and Analysis and Utilization / Management,Advanced Instrumentation Analysis: Powder X-ray Diffraction, Electron Microscopy, X-ray Fluorescence, Inductive Couple Plasma, Thermal Analysis, Spectroscopy.
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AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseIntroduction to Polymer MaterialsBasic concepts: Polymer raw materials, Polymerization principles and processes, Thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers, Characterization of polymers/plastics,
Polymer modification, Introductory concepts on biodegradable polymers, Polymer degradation, High temperature polymers, Nano polymers, Self-cleaning polymer materials, Recycled polymers etc.
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AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0053Advanced CoursePlastics and CompositesPolymer blends, Filled plastics, Fire retardant polymers and methods of imparting fire retardancy, Polymer matrix composites, Sandwich composites, Lignocellulosic fibres and their composites, Composite processing, Fire hazards and toxicity, Polymers and plastics in building construction.2CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGeopolymersRaw materials, Synthesis and characterization of geopolymers, Activation chemistry and compositional effect, Durability in chemical environments,
Application of geopolymer in building construction (concrete, coatings, bricks etc.), Processing of fly ash and its pozzolanic reactivity for use in cementitious materials.
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AcSIR-01-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseNanotechnology and Analytical TechniquesIntroduction, General considerations, 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-XRD, UV-Vis, FTIR, Microscopy, XPS, Applications of Nanomaterials2CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseWind Effects on Building Structures (WEBS)Introduction to wind engineering, wind climate and wind structure. Structure of turbulence, probabilistic distribution of wind, extreme wind events. Aerodynamics of bluff bodies, vortex shedding and associated unsteady along and across wind forces. Analytical procedures for along wind and across wind forces. Computational aspects of wind flow around buildings. Wind interference effects. Wind Tunnel Testing and its salient features. Wind effects on buildings, Performance of existing buildings and case studies. Codal provisions- Wind resistant design of buildings, glass panels of doors, windows and facades. Introduction to International Codes. Risk, hazard and vulnerability analysis of wind sensitive structures.3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseStructural Response Control for Seismic ProtectionTheory of Vibration Isolation: Theory of vibration isolation, Principle of base isolation, Components of base isolatio, Advantages and limitations, Linear theory of base isolation-Applications.
Isolation Devices: Different isolation devices-Modeling of isolation device, Design of isolated devices, Stability of isolation devices, Application of devices to buildings.
Energy dissipation devices: Metallic Yield dampers, Friction dampers, Viscoelastic dampers, Tuned mass dampers, Tuned liquid dampers, Shape memory alloy dampers, Application to buildings.
Structural Control: Introduction to control theories; Strategies, Active Control, Passive control, Hybrid control-Semi-active control.
Case Studies.
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AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseContinuum Mechanics & Finite Element AnalysisContinuum Mechanics: Introduction, Vectors and Tensors, Analysis of Strains, large deformations and finite strains, Eulerian Langrangian and Almansi, Green’s and Cauchy’s strain tensors, Compatibility equations, elastic stress strain equations, generalized Hooke’s Law, Material Yield Criteria-Von-mises, Tresca, Mohr-Coloumb, Drucker-Prager etc.
Finite-Element Analysis - Finite element technique, discretization, energy and variational approaches, basic theory, displacement, force and hybrid models, shape function, use of isoparametric elements, convergence criteria, numerical intergration, element formulations, 2-D elements, plate bending elements, introduction to 3-D elements, shell elements , interface elements ,boundary elements, infinite elements. Application to non-linear problems; special topics. Usage of commercial packages.
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AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseCorrosion Control in Reinforced Concrete StructuresDeterioration of concrete structures: Constituent materials, microstructures, mix design for durability, permeability, carbonation, chloride penetration, corrosion damage, sulphate attack, alkali-silica reaction, other chemical attacks, influence of types of cement on corrosion.
Basics of Corrosion: Introduction to corrosion process, forms of corrosion, steel corrosion in concrete, corrosion rate measurement instruments.
Condition assessment and corrosion monitoring of reinforced concrete structures: condition survey, nondestructive testing (NDT), measurement of half cell potential, resistivity and corrosion rate, permanent corrosion monitoring systems.
Repair principles, materials and corrosion control measures: Patches, overlay, repair mortars, sprayed concrete, FRP wrapping, corrosion, inhibitors, surface coatings and cathodic protection.
Corrosion rate measurements in laboratory – NDT and corrosion survey techniques at site – Surface coatings acceptance tests – Cathodic Protection.
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AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseApplied Soil MechanicsDesign of innovative foundation in soft soil, Slope stability analysis and control measures design including seismic effect, Embankment design, Dam foundation design, Liquefaction Potential and mitigation Study, Conventional foundation design including seismic effect, Design of foundations for vibration control, Design of R.E. retaining wall with seismicity, Solution of foundation problem by Beams on elastic medium, Support system design for excavation, Design of foundation in Expansive soil and control measures, Design of foundation in liquefiable soil, Rock anchor design, Seepage problem under earth structures.3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseFundamentals of Structural EngineeringIntroduction, Structural systems, Determinate & Indeterminate structural forms , Different principles for analysis of structural systems, Loading on structural systems.
Concept of Matrix method of structural analysis: 1D, 2D & 3D forms, Other analysis methodologies. Concept in structural designs – concrete & steel as structural material – Basics of design processes; Effects of different kinds of loads on structural systems and consequences on the design process.
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AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseFundamentals of Soil MechanicsIntroduction to Soil and Soil Mechanics: Formation of soil, Types of soil, Phase diagram, Index properties & its determination, Soil classification, Permeability of soils & its determination, Effective stress concept, compaction,one dimensional compression, magnitude of settlement, oedometer test, shear strength of soil, failure criterion, measurement of shear strength-drainage conditions and strength parameters, Boussinesq equation, New Mark’s influence Chart - approximate stress computation-Westargaard’s equation, different types of earth pressure, theories of earth pressure, determination of earth pressure, infinite &finite slopes, different approach of stability analysis.
Foundation Engineering: Introduction, functions, types, capacity from various theory and load test, settlement, IS codal provision.

Design Stabilization: Introduction, needs, principles, Different stabilizer, Essential properties of stabilizer, Methods of applications-effect of stabilizer on engineering properties of soil-design.
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AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseRe-Engineering of StructuresIntroduction, Structural behaviour of multi-storeyed and Industrial buildings, Various design loads, combinations and behaviour for each component, Characteristics of commonly used materials in engineered/non-engineered construction, Different types of concrete & its properties, Influence of concrete properties on serviceability and durability, Assessment of structural adequacy against different loading systems, Techniques of in-situ evaluation of material properties, Design for strengthening of existing structures, Repair Strategies, Materials for Repair, Different techniques and application of repair measures for building components, Modelling of strengthening techniques Case studies.3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseOptimization TechniquesTo impart knowledge about the techniques that are adopted for optimising different design aspects related to building
Types of optimization schemes
Linear Optimization techniques
Stochastic Programming etc.
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AcSIR-01-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseAdvanced Structural MechanicsFundamentals of structural mechanics: Definition of stress, strain, constitutive relationships, Strain Energy principles, Navier-Bernoulli elementary bending theory of beams, Flexural and shear stresses. Concept of shear center, Deep Beams.
Torsion: St Venant torsion and distortion, Computer methods of structural analysis: Introduction to stiffness and flexibility methods. Matrix methods of structural analysis. Strain energy methods of deriving the stiffness matrix. Analysis of redundant structures. Special structures, Introduction to structural stability, Stability of structural systems. Euler buckling loads and approximate methods of critical load evaluation.
Mechanics of thin plates: Thin plate theory, Imposition of boundary conditions, Kirchoff shear and corner lift up of rectangular plates. Methods of Navier and Levy solutions.
Mechanics of Shells: Types of shells, Shells of translation and rotation. Membrane theory of shells. Cylindrical and spherical shells.
3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRIReferences:
1. Crandall, S. H. An Introduction to Mechanics of Solids. Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2012.
2. Popov E. P. Engineering Mechanics of Solids, Prentice Hall, 1998
3. Timoshenko, S. P., and Woinowsky-Krieger, S. Theory of Plates and Shells. McGraw-Hill, 2010
AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseFundamentals of Engineering GeologyRocks and Structures: Rocks & rock masses, Structural geology- Joints & discontinuities, Folds & faults, Effect of discontinuities on slope stability, Structural geology in engineering construction, Earth processes - Weathering.
Elementary rock mechanics & soil mechanics: Rock mass classification, Engineering properties of rocks, Rocks as engineering materials, Engineering classification of soils, Index properties, Shear parameters.
Geological invesitigations in civil engineering: Remote sensing & GIS for civil engineering projects, Engineering geology in planning, Design and construction of engineering structures - Dams, Tunnels, Buildings, Roads.
Geophysical methods: Seismic and electrical methods for civil engineering investigations.
Landslides: Landslide types & processes, Causes, Investigation and analysis, Remedial measures
Geohydrology: Hydrologic cycle- Precipitation, Runoff, Infiltration, Ground water flow, Surface and subsurface exploration of groundwater- Drilling and construction of wells, Pumping tests and evaluation of aquifer parameters.
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AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseRock MechanicsTo study the behaviour of rock at site under different stress conditions and to assess its properties in field and in the laboratory as well.
Introduction to rock mechanics, Rocks, Rock structures and their importance.
Surface and subsurface investigations. Engineering rock mass classifications & their application. Physico-mechanical properties of rocks.
Stresses in elastic and plastic ground conditions. Excavation Methods. Support design and instrumentation in tunnels and slopes, Problems and their remedies in rock engineering. Application of rock mechanics.
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AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced SeismologyTo impart concepts on the basic aspects of seismic waves, their propagation, related instrumentation and consequences on the design of buildings
Science of earthquakes, Seismic waves, Magnitude & intensity, Earthquake source mechanism, Seismic instrumentation, Seismic zoning map, Site response studies, Source and path effect, Seismic hazard analysis, Risk and estimation, Seismic micro-zonation, Earthquake prediction studies, Seismic alert systems.
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AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseLandslide Disaster MitigationStudy on landslide to understand its behaviour, design of slope and control measure design. Introduction: Landslide types and processes; Application of remote sensing and GIS in landslide studies, Landslide hazard and risk assessment, Landslide instrumentation, SMR & slope stability assessment, Landslide control measures, Landslide case studies.3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRI
AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvanced Refrigeration Systems & DesignIntroduction: History of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems. Heat Exchanger Devices: Definition and Working Principle of Different Heat Exchange Devices.
Vapor Compression cycle: Performance Analysis of the Vapor Compression Cycle, Components. Cascade System and its Application, Dry Ice System.
Sorption system: Simple liquid-Ammonia and Water-Lithium Bromide System, Advanced Sorption Systems. Psychrometric chart: Construction of chart, comfort zone for human body, effective parameters. Load Calculations: Cooling Load Calculation, Heating Load Calculations, Humidification/Dehumidification Equipments and Year Around Air-Conditioner, Design of Air Conditioning Ducts.
3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRIReferences:
1. C.P. Arora, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Tata McGraw-Hi1 1-2009
2. F.C. Mcquiston, J.D. Parker and J.D. Spitler Mcquiston, "Ventilating and Air Conditioning:
Analysis and Design", Wiley, 201 1
3. P.N. Ananthanarayanan, "Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning", Tata McGraw-Hill, 2013
AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseBuilding PhysicsIntroduction: Building Physics, Definitions, Importance of Building Physics, History of Building Physics.
Heat Transfer through Building: Conduction, Fourier's Law, First Law, Second law, Steady State: One dimension: flat assemblies, Two Dimension: Cylinder symmetric, Two and Three Dimensions: Thermal Bridges.
Convection: Heat Exchange at a Surface, Convective Heat Transfer, Calculating The Convective Surface
Film Coefficient: Flat Assemblies, Cavities and Pipes.
Radiation: Absorption, Reflection and Transmission, Radiant Exchange between two Surfaces, Grey
Body, Colored Body
Mass Transfer: Air Transfer, Moisture Transfer, Vapor Transfer, Combined Air-Vapor-Heat Transfer
3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRIReferences:
1. Ir. H.S.L.C. Hens, "Building Physics, Heat, Air and Moisture: Fundamentals and Engineering
Methods with Examples and Exercises", Wiley, 2017
2. M.G. Davies, "Building Heat Transfer" Wilay, 2004
3. M. Kutz, "Heat Transfer Calculations", Tata Macgraw Hill, 2004
4. S. Carlucci, "Thermal Comfort Assessment of Buildings", Springer, 2013
AcSIR-01-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseSolar Energy Utilisation in BuildingsIntroduction: Sun, Solar path, Radiation pattern.
Measurement: Solar Radiation and Sunshine.
Solar thermal applications: Liquid Flat-Plat Collectors and its performance analysis, Solar air heaters and its performance analysis, Concentrating collectors, Thermal energy storage: sensible heat storage, latent heat storage and thermo-chemical heat storage, other methods to utilization of solar energy:
Other techniques: photovoltaic conversion, solar chimney, solar pond, wind energy, biomass energy, wave energy and ocean energy economic analysis of solar systems
3CSIR-Central Building Research InstituteCSIR-CBRIReferences:
1. J. Twidell and T. Weir, "Renewable Energy Resources", CRC Press, 2015
2. B.H. Khan, "Non-Conventional Energy Resources", Tata McGraw-Hill, 2009
3. M. Patel, "Wind and Solar Systems", CRC Press, 2011
AcSIR-02-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAyurgenomicsAyurgenomics approach for understanding health-disease transitions and mechanisms of disease, Disease gene network and disease-phenotype de-convolution through Ayurgenomics approach, Therapeutic aspects of Ayurveda with respect to pharmacological and life style interventions: Contempory relevance of practice and science, Novel insights into mechanisms of disease and drug action through integration of therapeutic aspects of Ayurveda with modern biology and genomics2CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyCSIR-IGIB
AcSIR-02-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseGenome Design PrinciplesAn overview of the science of genomics and the changing paradigm in genetics and biology; Introduction to human genome project and the learning from it, Variability in the human genome, methodologies and its role in health and disease, Functional annotations of the human genome, Abundance and role of noncoding rna in the human genome, modelling and corrections using genome edting tools6. chromatin folding and epigenetics. 2CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyCSIR-IGIB
AcSIR-02-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseMolecular & Cellular Mechanisms of DefenseSelf versus non-self, innate and adaptive immunity,the immunologist's toolbox, inflammation and immune response in infection and complex disorders-cellular and molecular basis.2CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyCSIR-IGIB
AcSIR-02-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseProgramming for BiologistsBasics of programming work environment, basics of matrix algebra, matrix and vector operations, concepts of algorithms, file handling and introduction to data types, basic programming,high through put data handling, statistical curation of data, data clustering using multiple techniques, the different scales of time in biology, how time is defined at the organismal and cellular level, how tme delays and periodocity is generated in biological systems, how do network motifs regulate biological processes.2CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyCSIR-IGIB
AcSIR-02-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseSpace and Time in Biological SystemsAbout science and practice of ayurveda, ayurveda for predicitive, preventive, personalised, participatory and promotive medicine(p5 medicine), contempopary P4 medicine: approach and challenges, ayurgenomics: an intergactive approach for P4 medicine, introduction to teh TRISUTRA framework of ayurveda in the perspective of systems biology and networks medicine, concept of Tridosha the common organising principle of Ayurveda:link b/w internal and external environment & role in health, disease and human individuality, multiscalar systems biology:resonance with Tridosha at different functional hierarchies from genotype to phenotype, Mechanotransduction in biological systems: resonance with principles and applicationof Trisutra Ayurveda, Human individuality and concept of prakriti, Prakriti development and infuencing factors: parallels with prevailing concepts and molecular mechanisms, Phenome Stratification: methods of prakriti evaluation by Ayurveda and modern objective parameters, Applications of Ayurveda's prakriti principles and stratification methods in understanding variability in response to external environment, disease susceptibility, progression and therapeutic management, Molecular correlates of Tridosha and prakriti: examples from earlier studies,2CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyCSIR-IGIB
AcSIR-02-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseStems Cells and Regenerative MedicineThe course will discuss 1.stem cells and pluripotent cells 2.regeneration in highly regenerative organisms 3.Organ regeneration where it happens in humans 4.organ regeneration, making it happen where it doesn't in human. The course will discuss each of these aspects through papers and latest advance in each area and what it teaches us about regeneration in general.2CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative BiologyCSIR-IGIB
AcSIR-03-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseCell BiologyCell cycle and Cytoskeleton, Cell organization, protein sorting and vesicle trafficking, protein quality control through UPR and degradation, Cell death and division, Differentiation, Migration and Adhesion and Methods in cell biology, Signal transduction.2CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyCSIR-CCMB
AcSIR-03-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseDevelopmental BiologyIntroduction about Developmental biology, common terms used in the field, tools and techniques used in developmental biology. Basic concepts of development I and II (model systems: Drosophila melanogaster and mouse), Maternal effect genes, Establishment of body plan (Morphogen gradient, Pattern formation, segmentation, axis formation, metamorphosis), Early development in model organisms: frog/fish, birds, Mammalian development: Concepts of potency and its gradual loss during development. Maternal control of early mammalian embryos, zygotic genome activation. First and second cell fate decision and establishment mammalian blastocyst. Implantation, post implantation development and gastrulation. Development of germ layers and germline development. Synthetic developmental biology: Basic concepts of synthetic developmental biology. Lineage memory and its manipulation during self-organisation. Future potential of synthetic developmental biology. Basics of brain development (model systems: Drosophila melanogaster and mouse). Neural lineage establishment, neural tube formation, neural patterning, neurogenesis, neuron differentiation and migration, myelination, synapse formation. Derivatives of mesoderm – paraxial, intermediate and lateral plate mesoderm, heart development. Developmental biology and medicine, Medical embryology, teratology, developmental disorders and syndromes and therapies. Regeneration: Concepts of evolution of regeneration. Models and mechanisms of regeneration.2CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyCSIR-CCMB
AcSIR-03-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseBiology of InheritanceProkaryotic genetics: Mutations, Mutagenesis and DNA repair mechanisms, Mechanisms of gene transfer in bacteria, Concepts in mutant analysis-suppressors, synthetic lethals and their uses, Use of transposable elements in mutagenesis, Bacterial gene regulation. Horizontal gene transfer in bacteria- mechanisms and implications Eukaryotic genetics: Introduction to Yeast –life cycle and genetic manipulations, Mating type switching in Yeast, Plant Genetics- Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, Epigenetics of plants- Introduction, examples and applications, Components of epigenetics- DNA methylation, non-coding RNA and histones, Mapping mutations using genome sequencing- rice as a case study, Bayesian methods of risk assessment, Consanguinity in humans and model genetic systems, Segregation distortion and meiotic drive.2CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyCSIR-CCMB
AcSIR-03-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseDisease Biology and ImmunityBiology of infection: Bacterial Pathogenesis: Introduction to Bacterial Pathogens, Bacterial Virulence Mechanisms, Mycobacterial Pathogenesis. Pathogenesis of Parasites: Introduction to Parasite Biology, Pathogenesis of Malaria, Immune Evasion Mechanisms, Challenges to combat parasitic diseases. Viral Pathogenesis: Introduction to Virology and Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Infections. Genomics and genetic diseases: Overview of Human Genome Project; update on HGP; 1000 Genome Project; HapMap data; methods for genome analysis; different DNA sequencing methods, including next generation sequencing. Molecular basis of disease - from simple disease to complex disease, autosomal, X-linked and Y-linked diseases. Change in pattern of different types of analysis to understand genetic basis of disease; including candidate genes approach, GWAS analysis, gene-gene interaction, gene-environment interaction, fetal programming and epigenetics. Mitochondrial genome, mitochondrial dysfunction and disease, different methods for understanding the cellular, histological and genetic basis of mitochondrial disorders, applications of mitochondrial genomic variations – from forensics to evolution. Origin, evolution and migration of modern human, role of India in early human migration, genetic diversity in India and its implications in health and diseases. DNA fingerprinting, evolution of DNA fingerprinting techniques, applications of DNA fingerprinting in medico-legal and forensics, including wildlife forensics. Nervous system and neuropsychiatric disorders: Overview of the Nervous System and functioning of Neurons: Structural or anatomical level, cellular level, molecular level Techniques and tools in understanding Brain and Behaviour at system level. Circuit level approach to understand Brain and Behaviour. Chemosensory circuit (perception of odor and pheromones), Reward circuit (Addiction and Depression & related Mood Disorders) Environmental perturbations affecting Brain and Behaviour (how environment affects the gene functions and brain and behaviour via epigenetic or chromatin remodeling mechanisms; early circuit development and maturation and implications to pervasive CNS disorders in adulthood). Biology of Neurodegeneration and Repair: Adult Neurogenesis, Neural Progenitor or Stem cells. Learning and memory Circuit: Cognitive disorders and mental retardation. Protein folding and Human health: Introduction: Protein folding in the tube, Protein folding in the crowded environment of cell. Protein misfolding and aggregation, different kind of aggregations: Theory and experiments, loss of function/gain of function, Cellular adaptation to protein aggregation - stress response pathways, Mechanism of protein aggregation in the cell - phase separation concept, theory and experiments. Protein aggregation and proteostasis - protein quality control, functional aggregation, protein misfolding diseases. Protein-misfolding diseases - challenges and opportunities, disease models, mechanisms, therapeutics. Aging and protein misfolding - functional collapse or cellular protection, Stem cells in protein misfolding diseases. Immunology: Organization of the immune system, Lymphocyte development, Innate and a2CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyCSIR-CCMB
AcSIR-03-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseEcology and ConservationKey words: Species diversity theory; measurement of species diversity; niche concept; species interactions; community assembly; dispersal; patterns in endemism; adaptation; phylogeny; population genetics. Biological communities comprising of several species are organized in some predictable ways. This allows measurement of species diversity and using it as a parameter of interest to look at responses to various perturbations. The factors underlying the organisation of biological communities are key to understanding the functional role of a species, and all of species diversity. Therefore, the interactions between species and species assembly are phenomena that are still being investigated. These form the basis for the science of conservation biology. Biogeographic patterns are often non random and thereby, an explanation that drives the pattern is of interest to biologists. Vicariance and dispersal are two broad processes that drive biogeographic patterns. However, with our increasing knowledge about different species, explanations for biogeographic patterns have become complex. The utility of biogeography is in prioritizing areas for conservation and understanding earth’s processes that have played a role in shaping the biological diversity. Natural selection has revolutionized our understanding of ‘life on earth’. The journey in time made towards understanding causality of ‘variation’ has led to development of evolutionary biology. This field of biology integrates adaptations in an organism (phenotype) to the shifts that are made in the allele frequencies in their population. The factors that enhance fitness of an organism through modifications in their behaviour and life history strategies are crucial to expanding our understanding of evolutionary biology. Species interactions overview competition, predation, facilitation...implications for community assembly Lotka-Voltera population models Niche and neutral perspectives in community assembly Intra- vs. interspecific interactions (stabilizing and equalizing mechanisms) Functional traits and community assembly. Biodiversity and ecosystem function. Introduction to the theory of natural selection. Microevolution and macroevolution. Modes of speciation, biogeography, diversification patterns and processes. Introduction to conservation biology, biodiversity concept, measurement and challenge, biodiversity values, economics of biodiversity, loss of biodiversity, problems of habitat loss, Isolation, and fragmentation, conservation management of biodiversity. Protecting species- In situ and ex situ conservation and re-introduction; assisted reproductive technologies, genome resource banking, conservation genetics, measuring genetic diversity in plants and animals, species recovery program. Invasive Species – invasive species biology; islands systems and impact of invasives; control and mitigation of invasive species impacts. Climate Change – Effects on the physical environment and biodiversity; tropical biodiversity under global warming; effects on biotic interactions; indirect threats to biodiversity from climate change. Extinctions and the practice of preventing them – Why extinctions are alarming? What are the rates of extinction? Extinction proneness; future extinctions and how could they be prevented.2CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyCSIR-CCMB
AcSIR-03-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGene Regulation and Genome OrganizationOverview of genomes: The new science of genomics - major questions and potentials The rest and the most of the genome - search of function. Packaging of genome: Structural and functional domains in genome, Chromosome territories, Nuclear architecture and genomic packaging. Epigenetic regulation: Chromosomal position effect and heterochromatin, Structural basis of epigenetic cellular memory Coordinated regulation of gene clusters. The cell biology of the genome, nuclear-cytoplasmic communication: Mapping structural and functional compartments of the nucleus, Nucleolus, Nuclear Pore, Establishing temporal and spatial location Visualizing nuclear events, Nuclear Matrix, Interchromatin granule compartments, Mechanical signalling to chromatin, Chromatin and nuclear lamina, Transnuclear connections to cytoskeleton and adhesion complexes. Overview of the epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation: Chromatin remodeling, ATP dependent remodeling, Histone modifications and histone code, Histone variants. Chromatin modifications and mechanism of their action: Chromatin and genome stability, Crosstalk between cell signalling pathways and epigenetic machinery, Methods in chromatin biology. Transcriptional Regulation: Regulation of Transcription Initiation by RNA Polymerase II, Pre-initiation complex assembly and regulation, Suppression of pervasive transcription, Methods for studying (regulators of) transcription initiation, RNA Polymerase II Transcription Elongation Control, Control of transcriptional pausing and termination, Measuring transcription elongation dynamics, Transcription-coupled processes, Post-transcriptional life of mRNA: Association of transcribing mRNAs with various RNA binding proteins, mRNA export to cytoplasm: Various pathways, Localized Translation: Methods to identify mRNA localization, Regulation of protein translation, Translation Initiation in Eukaryotes, Global and Specific regulation, 5’ and 3’ UTRs and their significance, Major pathways regulating translation, Capped and uncapped translations, Bicistronic reporter vectors, Cytoplasmic vs ER translation and protein targeting, RNA granules (SG, PB), unloading of ribosomes and flow of mRNA between ribosomes and RNA granules, Tools to study translation regulation, Metabolic labeling, Polysome Analysis and profiling, Ribosome profiling.2CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyCSIR-CCMB
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAnimal Models in Biomedical ResearchPrinciples and fundamentals of Plant taxonomy; classification of angiosperms; International Code of Introduction to model systems, Origins of Animal Experimentations, Laws, regulations and policies affecting the use of Laboratory animals, Brief account of biology and diseases of commonly used Rodent models (Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Guinea pigs, Gerbils and Mastomys), Brief account of biology and diseases of different Non-Rodent models (Rabbit, Dog, nonhuman primates), Laboratory Animal Biosecurity (Prevention, containing and eradication) Planning and Execution of Animal Experiments, Common Zoonotic Diseases and Prevention. Genetic manipulations and Transgenesis: Principles and methods, Transgenic and Knockout Models for specific diseases. Genetic Monitoring of Experimental Animals. Alternative Models (cell based, Yeast, Drosophila, C. elegans, Zebrafish), advantages and disadvantages. Animal handling, care and Laboratory animal Techniques (practicals).2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseApproaches to Drug DeliveryConventional dosage forms- for per-oral and parenteral drug delivery, Analytical approaches and method development for pharmaceutical analysis, Storage stability under ICH and Schedule Y regimes, Controlled release- Principles and strategies, Oral controlled release systems, Targeted drug delivery with special reference to colloidal particles. Cutaneous and Transdermal drug delivery, Delivery of drugs by Pulmonary route, Microparticles and nanoparticles for drug delivery, Strategies for the delivery of biomacromolecules. Liposomes as drug delivery vehicles, BCS system and applications of micro emulsions for delivery of poorly soluble drugs. Laboratory Work, Matrix-controlled release tablet , Adhesive-dispersion transdermal, Drug powder for inhalation, Development of nanosuspension2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseBiology and Therapeutics of Life Style and CNS DisordersConcept and introduction to Biology and Therapeutics of Life Style Disorders, Introduction to General Pharmacology (Basic concepts and Terminologies; Pharmacokinetics), Introduction to General Pharmacology (Pharmacogenomics and adverse reactions), Immunopharmacology; Immune regulation of metabolic syndrome, Immunopharmacology Lab work, Energy metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes (pathophysiology and therapeutics), Biology of Inflammation and inflammatory disorders (pathophysiology and therapeutics), Introduction to disorders affecting cardiovascular system, (pathophysiology and therapeutics of cardiac myopathies), Introduction to disorders affecting cardiovascular system (pathophysiology and therapeutics of hypertension), Introduction to disorders affecting cardiovascular system (pathophysiology and therapeutics of atherosclerosis and thrombosis) Role of non-coding RNA in cardio-metabolic diseases Introduction to disorders affecting cardiovascular system (pathophysiology and therapeutics of cardiac failure), Cardiovascular system (CVS) Lab work Lab work of Diabetes and Inflammation, Basic Understanding of Neurotransmission and Neurotransmitters, Etiology and Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative disorders, Etiology and Pathogenesis of Psychiatric disorders, Targets and Therapeutic of Neurodegenerative disorders, Targets and Therapeutic of Psychiatric disorders, Recent Updates in animal models of Neurodegenerative disorders, Recent Updates in animal models of Psychiatric disorders, Targets and Therapeutics in Traumatic Brain Injury, Etiology and Pathogenesis of Neurovascular disorders, Epigenetic mechanisms of CNS Disorders2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseBiology of MacromoleculesIntroduction to Primary and secondary structures of proteins and nucleic acids; hydrogen bonding, ionic and hydrophobic interactions. Amino Acids and Proteins, Peptide backbone, side chains, polarity, Absorbance, Single letter codes, etc. Protein Structure: Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, covalent modifications of the polypeptide chain, Forces that determines protein structure, Structural motifs in regulatory proteins: DNA-binding proteins, Zinc finger motif, Helix T urn Helix motif Basic Leucine Zipper motifs. Tools: Databank of protein sequences (SWISS-PROT), Basics of protein sequence alignment , Protein Regulation, Enzymes I: Mechanism of Catalysis , Enzymes II: Kinetics & Regulation, Protein Methods: Protein separation and purification Methods, Protein Function Analysis, The Life Cycle of a Protein: Folding to Destruction (Proteasomes and Unbiquitination), Practical Training to protein separation/detection using Western blotting , Introduction to Proteomics and its advantages over genomics, 1D and 2D Gel Electrophoresis: pI, Isoelectric focusing, 2 dimensional gel, Gel Staining methods and analysis, Protein spot/Band processing for Mass spectrometric analysis, Introduction to Mass spectrometers such as MALDI-TOF/TOF and electrospray mass spectrometer. Spectral Peak Annotation and Database search, Shotgun Proteomics, Protein quantification using Mass spectrometry: ITRAQ, ICAT and SILAC, Practical Training for 1D and 2 D gel electrophoresis and subsequent Mass Spectrometric analysis of processed protein spot, Optical spectroscopy: Photons, chromophores, transition dipole moments, absorbance. Circular Dichroism, Fluorescence and surface plasmon resonance. Particles in a field: Applications of MS for complex proteins, electrophoresis and sedimentation. X-ray diffraction: Overview of theory. Scattering from a periodic lattice, reciprocal space, and symmetry. Phase problem, Patterson functions, molecular replacement, model building and refinement. Nuclear magnetic resonance: overview and practical aspects. Nuclear spin and coupling interactions, multi-dimensional experiments, determination of protein and nucleic acid structures, protein folding, dynamics, SAR by NMR. Cryo-EM: Applications of Cryo-EM on the architecture of molecular machines, organelles and organisms. Bioinformatics: 3D structure modeling, visualization softwares, homology modeling, similarity searches, sequence alignment.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseCancer BiologyCancer: The nature of cancer and class organization Hall Marks of Cancer: Evasion of Apoptosis, Limitless replicative potential, Sustained Angiogenesis, Inflammation, Cancer: The Key Players (Carcinogens, tumor virology, oncogenes tumor suppressor genes, cell cycle regulation ), Hypoxia and Angiogenesis in cancer, Metabolism and cancer, MicroRNAs and cancer, Stem Cells and Cancer, Chemoresistance & Radioresistance in Cancer, Experimental approaches to understanding the origins, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Recent advances in the field and future prospects.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseCell SignalingPrinciples of Cell Signaling and Biological Consequences Introduction: Overview of Pathways and Networks and GPCR Signalling, G Protein–Coupled Receptors, G Protein Effectors, Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, Regulation of Ion Channels by G Proteins, Protein Kinases,Protein Phosphatases, Ras-MAPK Pathways, Growth Factor and Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Cytokine Receptors and Jak-STAT Signaling Nuclear Transactivators and Repressors Nuclear receptors, Chromatin Remodeling, Regulation of Complexes by Cytoskeletal Elements: Integrins as Force Transducers Linking Mechanical Stimuli and Biochemical Signals, Apoptosis, MicroRNA.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMicrobial PathogenesisClinical spectrum of AIDS, Dengue, Tuberculosis, Malaria & Kala-azar, (Lectures in reference to Clinical symptoms, Diagnosis, Prophylaxis and Treatments), Cellular and Host tropisms of Organisms and Pathological changes (Lectures in reference to molecular bases of survival of the organisms in the hosts), Metabolic and Enzymatic Pathways, (Lectures based on the molecules involved in virulence, diagnosis and drug targets), Mechanism of Actions of Drugs and Drug Resistance (Lectures highlighting present drugs, SDR, MDR, XDR and role of Hosts) Delineations of Genomes and Proteomes of HIV, Plasmodium, L. donovani and M. tuberculosis, (Lectures based on Identification of important molecules involved in patho-biology of organisms, future drugs and Immunogens), Laboratory Work: Culture of micro-organisms in laboratory and Infections in vivo and in ex vivo.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseMolecular & Cellular BiologyNuclear ultrastructure, chromatin network and spatial organization in the nucleus, DNA Replication (Origin recognition and initiation of DNA replication, mechanisms of replication, analyzing DNA replication origins and mechanisms), Transcriptional regulation, (The transcription initiation complex: components, transcription factor, recruitment and regulation, regulatory DNA elements), Chromatin organization in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, chromatin assembly/disassembly and transcriptional control, epigenetic control of cancer, Protein translation, post-translational modifications, retro transport. Organelle targeting and cellular transport of proteins, Transport across membranes and signal transduction, Ligand receptors, ion channels, signal transduction pathways Calcium signalling, Molecular and cellular evolution Abiogenesis, mechanisms of evolution (random mutation, natural selection, genetic drift, endosymbiosis and current controversies, Cell cycle regulation and apoptosis, Maintenance and transition of the phases of the cell cycle, pathways of programmed cell death, Molecular processes in development, Gradients and cascades in embryo development.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0093Advanced CourseMolecular and Cellular Mechanism of DefenceCells and tissues of the immune system, Innate immunity, Effectors of adaptive immunity, Antigen and antibody, Complement system and inflammatory reaction, Major Histocompatibility Complex, Antigen processing, presentation Cytokines, chemokines and leukocyte trafficking, Immunobiology of the pulmonary system, Immune tolerance and autoimmunity, Immunobiology of Malaria, Pathology of Malaria, Immunobiology of Leishmania, Pathology of Leishmania, Immunobiology of Filaria, Pathology of Filaria, Immune Cell signaling of Leishmaniasis, Vaccines2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0103Advanced CourseMolecular TherapeuticsIntroduction to General Pharmacology Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Action Adverse Drug Reactions and Side effects Molecular Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Safety Pharmacology Clinical Trial Pharmacovigilance Biotherapeutics Laboratory Work2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0113Advanced CoursePlant Secondary metabolites and Their in vitro Biosynthesis through Plant Tissue CulturePlant secondary metabolites: classification, plant environment interaction and its production, role of these metabolites in drug development, Plant tissue culture: history, concepts, vocabulary, terminology, types and applications, General methods and laboratory organisation of plant tissue culture; types and constituents of plant tissue culture media, Microproprogation: principles, types, method and application; somatic embryogenesis, Production of medicinally important secondary metabolites by callus/cell suspension/hairy root cultures. Optimization of physical/chemical factors, precursor-feeding and elicitation for enhanced production, Transgenic plants: methods and advances in producing transgenics, selection, identification, molecular analysis for confirmation; biotransformation using cell/hairy root cultures for generating pharmaceutical lead molecules; approaches of engineering metabolic pathways in heterologous systems.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-BS-AD-0123Advanced CoursePlant Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ethnobotany and PharmacognocyPrinciples and fundamentals of Plant taxonomy; classification of angiosperms; International Code of Botanical Nomenclature; concept of plant taxa, plant nomenclature and plant identification; modern trends in taxonomy, speciation in plants, Role of herbaria, botanical gardens and taxonomic literature for plant identification; methods and techniques of plant collection, processing and herbarium preparation, Molecularsystematics: concepts and applications, molecular markers in plant systematic, procedures for collecting and sampling of plant materials, molecular phylogenetics. Floristic diversity: scope and perspective; species distribution and endemism; hotspots and mega-diversity; threats of plant diversity and assessment of plants as per IUCN recommendations; conservation of threatened plants: in situ and ex situ; types of protected area, role of Biosphere Reserve, National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuaries and Sacred Grooves in biodiversity conservation, National Biological Diversity Act and biopiracy, Bio prospection: principle, techniques and applications, Ethnobotany: definition and scope; interdisciplinary nature of Ethnobotany and its role in drug development, Pharmacognosy: role in Indian Pharmacopeia, development of quality control parameters for evaluation of crude drug samples/ herbal drug formulation/ adulteration and substitutions.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Organic ChemistryResolutions of mixture of enantiomers, Diastereoselective and enantioselective syntheses (reagent controlled, catalyst controlled, substrate controlled), Conformational analysis and conformational effect on reactivity, Asymmetric oxidation and reduction, Methods of asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, reaction mechanism, Advanced catalysts and ligand systems for the C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, Organocatalysis, Principle and Classification, Antibody catalyzed reaction, Enamine catalysis and iminium catalysts, Bronsted acid and Bronsted base catalysts, Hybrid Organocatalysts and application in total synthesis of natural products, Metal catalysis, Importance in biological processes, Transition and Coinage metal catalyzed reactions, Application in total synthesis of natural products, Advances in Name Reactions and Reagents,metathesis reactions.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseChemistry of Natural ProductsIntroduction to the chemical diversity and biological activity of natural products, Biosynthesis of natural products derived from Acetate, Mevalonate, Deoxyxylulose ,Phosphate and Shikimate Pathways, Construction mechanism of natural products, Recent development in natural products isolation and characterization, Biomimetic organic synthesis, Total synthesis of bioactive natural products, Natural products as tools to understand biological processes.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseSynthetic Methods for Organic ChemistsFormation of carbon-carbon bond employing various kinds of organometallic reagents, C-C double bonds through different reactions, oxidation, reduction through various kinds of reagents, functional group interconversion, by substitution including protection and deprotection, alkylation of enolates, and other carbon nucleophiles, reaction of carbon nucleophiles with carbonyl compounds, electrophilic addition to C-C multiple bonds, reactions of C-C multiple bonds, Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups. Introduction to green chemistry (Concept of Atom Economy), Principles, plans and benefit, Tools of green chemistry, Name reactions using green chemistry concept.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseOrganic Spectroscopy ApplicationsMass spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Structural assignment by employing NMR techniques, Proton NMR, Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Introduction COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY, ROESY, Structural elucidation using 2D-NMR methods.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseChemistry and Biology of HeterocyclesPrivileged heterocycles, Electronic properties, reactivity (electrophilicity and nucleophilicity), Synthetic methodologies, Biological properties of Natural products and drug candidates, Biosynthesis, Dimeric compounds and related stereochemistry.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-04-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseNatural Products and Drug DiscoveryNatural products: Importance, lead, clinical trials in drug discovery research, Case studies of marketed natural product drugs, Synthetic Biology and Genetic engineering in the production of natural product, A brief overview of drug discovery approach, Cause of diseases, Target identification, Target validation, Modeling, Synthesis and SAR, Drug Delivery, Clinical Trials, Etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, drug targets and chemotherapy, drug resistance and remedies of tropical infectious diseases, Etiology and remedies of diseases developed through metabolic disorders.2CSIR-Central Drug Research InstituteCSIR-CDRI
AcSIR-05-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseElectrochemical RemediationOverview of electrochemical remediation technologies- electro chemical transport and transformation – basics – electrokinetic (Ek) removal of chlorinated organic compounds – lasagna technology – remediation of heavy metals and other inorganic pollutants – Ek removal of nitrate and fluoride – Ek remediation of mixed metal contaminants – Electrochemical reduction of carbondioxide into fuels- Mechanistic studies-Electrocarboxylation of aromatic compounds-influence of different electrode materials.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseFunctional MaterialsIntroduction - surface properties and functionalization - nanomaterials – design of functional materials – characterization techniques – functional materials for energy applications – biomaterials - materials for solar energy - magnetic materials– thermoelectric materials - smart materials - organic materials for electronics application - computational materials science - modelling of nanomaterials -electronic and band structures.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseEnvironmental EngineeringEnvironmental chemistry- atmospheric chemistry,environmental chemicals; Environmental Microbiology - classification and characteristics of Microorganismsmicrobes and nutrient cycles-pathogens in wastewater Microbiology of biological treatment processes aerobic and anaerobic, a-oxidation, (3-oxidation, nitrification and denitrification, eutrophication. Factors influencing toxicity. Effects - acute, chronic, concentration response relationships. Test organisms - toxicity testing, Bioconcentration-Bioaccumulation, Biomagnifications.Bioassay, biomonitoring, bioleaching.
Pollution in waste water - physical and chemicaltreatment of water and waste water- Biological treatment of water and wastewater-sludge treatment and disposal. Airpollution and control-solid and hazardous waste management-waste characterization and waste reduction.
lndustrial wastewater management, treatment & disposal-Industrial pollution prevention & waste minimization-Wastewater reuse and residual management- heavy metal removal-aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment -chemical oxidationozonation-photocatalysis-carbon adsorption-wet air oxidation.
Nanoporous materials their synthesis/preparation and structure, post-synthetic modification, characterization and use in various applications like adsorption/separation, catalysis etc,Adsorption and desorption isotherms.
Advanced treatment process- role of electro chemistry in water and waste water treatment.
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AcSIR-05-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseElectrochemical TechnologyElectrochemical process engineering and optimization of electrochemical parameters technologies on electrochemicals including processes developed at CSIR-CECRI metal finishing technologies - corrosion control processes - electrometallurgy includes aqueous - non aqueous and high temperature metallurgical processes.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseElectrochemical Power SourcesEnergy scenario, necessity of electrochemical power sources, classification of electrochemical energy systems, batteries (primary and secondary batteries) fuel cells, supercapacitors and flow batteries; Thermodynamic- electrode potentials, theoretical cell voltage, theoretical/practical capacity, C-rate, cycle-life; electrochemical processes and electrode kinetics; overview of characterization techniques; materials, significances and challenges for batteries, flow batteries and supercapacitor; recent research and development of various energy storage and conversion devices along with modern technologies, challenges and prospects. 2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Material Characterization TechniquesOptical Microscopy, Electron microscopy: TEM, HRTEM, SEM, STEM, EDX, FIB, Ebeam lithography, Scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, MFM, confocal, etc, Raman spectroscopy/microscopy, Thermal analysis techniques, Magnetic measurements, Electrical measurements, Spectroscopic ellipsometry.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Corrosion TechnologyFunctional Coatings: Types and application, Cathodic protection (CP), Electrochemical theory of cathodic protection-design, Reinforcement corrosion environmental conditions, Transport mechanisms, Admixtures to concrete, Coatings to concrete surface, High performance concrete, Corrosion resistant rebars, Smart and greener concrete, Nano composite materials for construction industries, Flow and biocorrosion, Fluid flow fields, Flow corrosion testing methods, Bacterial enumeration mechanism, Microbial corrosion on active/passive alloys, Selection of biocides/inhibitors against microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC ), Relationship between CP and MIC.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced ElectrochemistryBasic electrochemistry concepts, Ideally polarizable and non-polarizable electrodes, Reference electrodes, Electrified interfaces, Interface vs. Interphase, Electrical double layer, Helmholtz-Gouy-Chapman model, Stern theory, Electrode capacitance, Adsorption phenomena at electrodes, Potential of zero charge, Electro-capillary curves, Lippmann equation. Electrochemical thermodynamics, Kinetics of electron transfer, Overpotential, Exchange current density, Butler-Volmer equation- Derivation and approximations, Tafel equation, Standard electrode potential, Potentiometry, Nernst equation, Modes of mass transfer, Diffusion, Faraday's laws, Faradaic vs. non-Faradaic processes, Electrolysis, Electrode position. Electrochemical techniques, Voltammetry, Reversible and irreversible reactions, Amperometry, Oculometry, Chrono-amperometry, Chrono-potentiometry, Rotating electrodes (RDE & RRDE), Impedance spectroscopy, Equivalent circuits, AC. Thin layer cells, Spectroelectrochemistry- Applications, Microelectrodes, Scanning electrochemical microscopy and Electrochemical instrumentation, Simple circuits and feedback loops.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseModelling & Simulation in ElectrochemistryAtomic level modeling, Periodic boundary conditions, Pair potentials embedded atom method, Potentials for covalent solids and semiconductors, Basic statistical and thermodynamical concept, Monte Carlo simulations , Molecular dynamics simulations, Quantum mechanical modelling, Hartree-Fock and density functional theory, Ab initio electronic structure calculations. Analytical models of polymer elecirolyte membrane fuel cells and direct methanol fuel cells, Modeling charge transport, Mass transport, Heat transport, Proton exchange membrane, Gas diffusion layer, Catalyst layer, Modeling fuel cells, Microfuel cells, Fuel cell stacks, Fuel cell systems design, Model validation, Modeling batteries.2CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research InstituteCSIR-CECRI
AcSIR-05-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseNano BiotechnologyConcept of hybrid systems, signaling and signaling responses; biological systems as transducers,
Biology at the nano-interface, fluorescent nanoparticles for life sciences, applications, DNA
based particles used as building blocks, micelles, Nucleic Acid Engineering using DNA as Nano
materials, Cells & Microfabricated Devices, Nanomaterials for drug delivery, imaging,
diagnostics, therapy, separation, Biosensors
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AcSIR-05-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseIndustrial & Applied MicrobiologyIntroduction Industrial and environmental microbiology; Intermediate microbial metabolism for
exploitation of microbes; Microbial enzyrnology and kinetics, Intermediate microbial
metabolism; Microbial transformations: Immobilization and applications; Microbial processes for
waste water management; Microbial processes for Air pollution management: Aneraobic
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AcSIR-05-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseEnvironmental Biotechnology & MicrobiologyBiological Treatment of Wastewater - Aerobic System, Biological processes for domestic and
industrial waste water treatments; Aerobic systems activated sludge process, trickling filters,
biological filters, rotating biological contractors (RBC), Fluidized bed reactor (FBR), expanded
bed reactor, Inverse fluidized bed biofilm reactor (IFBBR) packed bed reactors air- sparged
Biological Treatment of Wastewater - Anaerobic System Anaerobic biological
treatment ...... contact digesters, packed column reactors,
Introduction, constraints and priorities of Bioremediation, Biostimulation of Naturally occurring
microbial activities, Bioaugmentation, in situ, ex situ, intrinsic & engineered bioremediation,
Solid phase bioremediation - land farming, prepared beds, soil piles, Phytoremediation.
Composting, Bioventing & Biosparging; Liquid phase bioremediation suspended bioreactors,
fixed biofilm reactors. Mining and Metal biotechnology - with special reference to Copper &
Iron. Microbial transformation, accumulation and concentration of metals, metal leaching,
extraction and future prospects. Microorganisms and energyrequircments of mankind;
Production of nonconventional fuels - Methane (Biogas), Hydrogen, Alcohols and algal
hydrocarbons, Use of microorganisms in augmentation of petroleum recovery.
Introduction - Xenobiotic compounds, recalcitrance. Hazardous wastes biodegradation of
Xenobiotics . Biological detoxification market for hazardous biotechnology application to
hazardous waste management ~~
examples of bioiechnologicai applications to hazardous waste
management — cyanide detoxification - detoxification of oxalate, urea etc. - toxic organics phenols. Classification of microorganisms - prokaryotic, eukaryotic, cell structure,
characteristics, Preservation of microorganisms, DNA, RNA, replication, Recombinant DNA
Distribution of microorganisms - Distribution / diversity of Microorganisms fresh and marine,
terrestrial - microbes in surface soil, Air - outdoor and Indoor, aerosols, biosafety in Laboratory
....... Extreme Environment - archaebacteria - Significance in water supplies problems and
control. Concentration and detection of virus, Transmissible diseases.
Nutrition and metabolism in microorganisms, growth phases, carbohydrate, protein, lipid
metabolism - respiration, aerobic and anaerobic-fermentation, glycolysis, Kreb's cycle, hexose
monophosphate pathway, electron transport system, oxidative phosphorylation, environmental
factors, enzymes, Bioenergeties.
Transmission of pathogens ~ Bacterial, Viral, Protozoan, Indicator organisms of water ~~
Coliforrns - total coliforms, E-coli, Streptococcus, Clostridium, Control of microorganisms;
Microbiology of biological treatment processes aerobic and anaerobic, B-oxidation,
nitrification and denitrification, eutrophication.
Factors influencing toxicity. Effects - acute, chronic, concentration response relationships. Test
organisms - toxicity testing, Bioeoncentration Bioaceumulation, 4iomagni fications, bioassay,
biomonitoring, bioleaching
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AcSIR-05-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseConducting PolymersSynthesis and characterization, electrical transport properties, theory of conductivity,
doping, electrochromic properties, Classification and types of organic conductors,
Structure and properties of conducting charge-transfer salts, Conducting polymers
based on organometallic compounds, Applications of conducting polymers, EMI
shielding, supercapacitors, sensors
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AcSIR-05-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseSurface EngineeringUNIT I : Introduction to Surface Engineering
Introduction to surface engineering; surface engineering for metals, ceramics, polymers and
composites; surface properties - surface structure, surface energy, surface composition, surface
microstructure and surface roughness; surface dependent engineering properties- strength,
hardness, toughness, ductility wear, corrosion; surface preparation methods- chemical,
electrochemical, mechanical, sand blasting, shot blasting, hydro-blasting, vapor phase
degreasing; Surface protection with functional coatings.
UNIT II : Electrodeposition Techniques
Fundamental principles - Faradays laws, mechanism of deposition, surface preparation for
electroplating; Hull-cell; Throwing power and current efficiency of electroplating electrolytes;
Principles of alloy deposition; barrel finishing and plating; electroforming; brush plating;
continuous plating; PCB plating; and electroless plating; Electrophoresis and Anodization;
Electrodeposition of special metals and alloys using molten salts and ionic liquids.
UNIT III : Vacuum Deposition Techniques
Basics of vacuum, Physical vapor Deposition (PVD) - Thermal evaporation, Electron beam
evaporation, Pulsed Laser Ablation, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Hot Wall Epitaxy, Sputtering
techniques, - ion plating - ion-beam assisted deposition, applications. Atomic layer Deposition.
Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) - classification of techniques, metal organic type, plasma
assisted, laser assisted, applications.
Unit IV : Other Coating Techniques
Chemical methods - chemical bath deposition, spray pyrolysis, spin coating, dip coating, S1LAR,
electro spinning, hydrothermal, sol- gel synthesis slurry coatings, screen printing, LangmuirBlodgett film; Thermal spray coatings- processes, types of spray guns, comparison of typical
thermal spray processes; Diffusion coating- Boriding, nitriding and carbiding.
UNIT V : Materials Properties Measurement
Thickness of coatings, structural, microstructural, compositional, electrical and optical
characterization; contact angle; mechanical properties - adhesion, micro and nano hardness,
wear, roughness, salt spray testing, thermal cycling, electrochemical corrosion testing by
potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance methods.
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseCyber Physical Systems Design PracticesSystem Engineering Fundamentals: Specification requirements and Elaboration, Conceptual Design, System Engineering Management, Design Thinking, Technology Reediness Level, (TRL) Audit, TRL Translation, TRA/ TRL assessment report for a live project specific to Cyber Physical System Area.
Practical CPS design: Discussion about the CPS practical design, implementation, testing and verification methods,CPS case studies.
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseDesign and Simulation of Microwave DevicesStudy, Design and analysis of different components for: Electron beam generation, Electron beam and RF interaction, Electron beam collection, In and out coupling of RF etc. Introduction to design of components used in 5G communication: Simulation/modelling of electron beam optics; Study, modelling and analysis of convergent and gyrating electron beam for medium to high power vacuum microwave devices; Simulation/ modelling of interaction structure: Study, modelling and analysis of interaction structures for high efficiency, high power, high frequency, high linearity; Simulation/ modelling of coupling system: Study, modelling and analysis of coupling system for high power, wideband and high frequency devices.3CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CEERI
AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseDesign of Smart Sensors and DevicesMEMS Accelerometer, MEMS Acoustic Sensor, Ion-Sensitive Field-Effect Transistors, RF-MEMS switches flexible micro-patterned tactile sensor, UV-LED devices for optimization of epitaxial structure, InGaN/GaN blue/ green laser, nano-structured plasmonic-based colour filters, LTCC-based micro-hotplates; Design: Literature surve, Design of smart sensor or device; Simulation: Implementation of the design on software; Results and analysis; Case Study: Design and simulation of smart device based on given parameters.3CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CEERI
AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced Microwave Materials and Their ApplicationsAdvanced vacuum-grade materials for high power microwave devices including (isotropic, homogeneous materials) lightweight magnetic materials, thermally conducting insulating materials. Review of Maxwell equations, introduction to metamaterials and effective medium concept, physics of negative permeability and permittivity. Physics of photonic band gap structure, FSS, dispersion engineering manipulation of light wave, surface plasmon, super lens, metamaterial microwave antennas and absorbers. Metamaterial assistance of antennas, metamaterial assistance of interaction structures of microwave tubes, interaction of metamaterial with moving electron, overview of metamaterial fabrication.

Module 1: (1 credit)
Advanced vacuum-grade materials for high power microwave devices including (isotropic, homogeneous materials) lightweight magnetic materials, thermally conducting insulating materials
Module 2: (1 credit)
Review of Maxwell equations, introduction to metamaterials and effective medium concept, physics of negative permeability and permittivity. Physics of photonic band gap structure, FSS, dispersion engineering manipulation of light wave, surface plasmon,
Module 3: (1 credit)
super lens, metamaterial microwave antennas and absorbers. Metamaterial assistance of antennas, metamaterial assistance of interaction structures of microwave tubes, interaction of metamaterial with moving electron, overview of metamaterial fabrication.
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvanced Communication SystemsReview of analog and digital communication systems; Digital modulation Schemes; Optimum Receivers for AWGN Channels; Carrier and Symbol Synchronization; Multicarrier Modulation Techniques; Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sensing Techniques; Theory and basic concepts in application of wireless communication systems 5G,Wireless Local Area (WLAN), BLE4.0/5; and Wireless Personal Area (WPAN) Networks; Application and design and implementation issues and solutions including hardware-software co-design for Software Defined Radio, software defined networking, Tactile radios, vehicular communication networks; Design of Physical layer digital baseband modules for multi-protocol standards. The study of data networking will include multiple access, reliable packet transmission, MAC and Routing and protocols. Implementation issues and system level analysis.

Module 1: Design (1 credit)
? Literature survey
? Design of smart sensor or device.
Module 2: Simulation (1 credit)
? Implementation of the design on software
? Results and analysis
Module 3: Case Study (1 credit)
? Design and simulation of smart device based on given parameters.
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseMicro-Sensors and Actuators: Design and FabricationUnit processes in fabrication of IC/MEMS, fundamentals of MEMS, sensing principles, actuation mechanisms, case studies.

Module 1: Unit Processes in Fabrication of IC
Crystal growth techniques, wafer preparation and shaping, chemical cleaning, thermal oxidation, thermal diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography
Module 2: Unit Processes in Fabrication of IC/MEMS
Thin film deposition, etching (wet and dry), surface and bulk micro-machining, LIGA, wafer bonding.
Module 3: Fundamentals of MEMS Design and Sensing Principles
Introduction to MEMS, fundamentals of solid mechanics, mechanics of beam and diaphragm, air damping, sensing principles (piezoresistive sensing, capacitive sensing, piezoelectric sensing, resonant sensing, thermoelectric sensing, magnetic sensing).
Module 4: Actuation Mechanisms and Case Studies
Actuation mechanisms (capacitive actuation, piezoelectric actuation, thermo-mechanical actuation, thermo-electric, magnetic actuation), case-studies.
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced Packaging TechnologiesImportance of packaging, Issues related to parasitics, Bonding and encapsulation techniques, Hermetic and vacuum sealing, flip-chip bonding, High density packaging, System-in-package (SiP), 3D packaging, Reliability of packages, LTCC Technology for MCM/MSTM, Case studies of customized packaging of MEMS inertial sensors (i) Accelerometer (ii) Gyroscope and (iii) Magnetometer; Packaging of MEMS pressure sensors and pressure sensor module with ASIC; Packaging of FET based pH sensors-ISFET and EGFET devices using reverse dam-and-fill technique; Integrated packaging of LTCC micro-hotplates for sensor applications, Interconnection techniques of micro-hotplates, characterization and reliability testing of micro-hotplates packaging; Integrated packaging of electro-chemical sensors using alumina and LTCC technology.

Module 1:
Advanced Packaging Techniques: Overview
Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) Technology for Customized Packaging
Module 2:
Customized Packaging of MEMS Devices and Microsensors
Integrated Packaging Approach for LTCC Based Thick Film Devices
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseAdvanced Machine Learning and ApplicationsIntroduction to Machine Learning and Kernel Techniques; Probabilistic Graphical Model; Basics of Reinforcement Learning; Semi-supervised Learning and Transfer Learning; Introduction to Deep Networks; Auto-encoders for Representation Learning and MLP Initialization; Stacked, Sparse and Denoising Auto-encoders; Introduction to Convolutional Neural Network (CNN); Convolutional Auto-encoders and Deep CNN for Classification; Structured Probabilistic Models for Deep Learning; Monte Carlo Methods; Deep Generative Models: Boltzman Machines, Deep Belief Networks, Deep Boltzman Machines, Convolutional Boltzman Machines; Recurrent Neural Networks: LSTM & CNN-LSTM; Generative Adversial Network (GAN) and its Variants.

Module 1: Introductory Machine Learning Techniques (1 credit)
Introduction to Machine Learning and Kernel Techniques; Probabilistic Graphical Model; Basics of Reinforcement Learning; Semi-supervised Learning and Transfer Learning; Introduction to Deep Networks; Auto-encoders for Representation Learning and MLP Initialization; Stacked, Sparse and Denoising Auto-encoders; Introduction to Convolutional Neural Network (CNN);
Module 2: Advanced Machine Learning Techniques (1 credit)
Convolutional Auto-encoders and Deep CNN for Classification; Structured Probabilistic Models for Deep Learning; Monte Carlo Methods; Deep Generative Models: Boltzman Machines, Deep Belief Networks, Deep Boltzman Machines, Convolutional Boltzman Machines; Recurrent Neural Networks: LSTM & CNN-LSTM; Generative Adversial Network (GAN) and its Variants.
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AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseHigh-Power Microwave Devices and FabricationsFundamentals of Microwave Tubes Development: Suitable materials, mechanical design and fabrication of components and their qualification criteria, chemical cleaning and electroplating processes, heat treatment, Fabrication/ development techniques; joining techniques for metal-metal, metal-ceramic, metal-glass etc, jigs and fixtures for the development of assemblies/ sub-assemblies. brazing, furnace brazing, induction heater brazing, TIG Welding, torch welding, spot welding. Leak detection techniques and leak detector and leak detection principle. Vacuum processing along with cathode breakdown and cathode activation. Packaging. Vacuum Technology: Generation and measurements of vacuum, Fundamentals of electron emission, types of electron emission, temperature limited and space charge limited emission. Mechanical Fabrication: Fundamental of Engineering drawings. Mechanical fabrication Techniques and machines, dimensional tolerances in fabrication. Qualification of Mechanical parts; tools and techniques.2CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CEERI
AcSIR-06-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseMicro-and Nano Technology and ApplicationsIntroduction to unit processes (cleaning, oxidation, lithography, etching, and deposition), low-dimensional structures (quantum well, quantum wire, quantum dot), quantum confinement, nano-scale properties, fabrication of nanostructures (ALD, CVD, and PLD), synthesis of nanomaterials via chemical route, advanced lithography techniques (Deep-UV, extreme-UV, e-beam, dip-pen, NIL), characterization of nano-materials and structures (TEM, FESEM, Auger, Raman), fabrication of nano-electronic devices (nano-wire FET, ISFET, CNTFET) and their characterization, introduction to bio-chemical sensors, geometrical structures for bio-chemical sensors; Applications of micro- and nano-electronic devices.2CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CEERI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvances in Food BiotechnologyBasic concepts and food applications; Natural food colours and flavours. Recombinant DNA technology and genetic manipulation; Genetically modified organisms/foods – basic concepts and methods to achieve & identify target genes. Safety and applicability of modified foods and food ingredients. Biotechnology approaches (enzymes/proteins & effective processing parameters) towards reducing/ modifying anti- nutritional factors in foods and food ingredients. Food Nano biotechnology. Natural food colours and flavours production through biotechnological methods. Fermentation technology, Biotechnological approaches in valorization of food waste. Recent trends in Food Biotechnology (Lab meat, Crispr’d foods etc.)2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseFood ChemistryIntroduction to chemistry of foods: Composition and factors affecting the composition of foods, proximate composition of foods. Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides, disaccharides and trisaccharides, their occurrence and classification; isomerism in hexoses, sugar derivatives; caramelization. Chemistry of cellulose, starches and other polysaccharides; starch enzymes; gel formation and starch retrogradation; pectic substances: their occurrence, structure, properties and use in foods. Chemistry of amino acids and proteins: Classification of proteins, chemical and physical properties of proteins, structure of proteins and techniques used in elucidation of protein structure; forces involved in protein conformation, functional properties of proteins in foods, hydrolysis of proteins, major food proteins and their sources; changes in proteins during processing; determination of proteins. Oils and fats: Chemistry, occurrence, classification and composition; physical and chemical properties of fats, rancidity and flavour reversion, refining of oils and fats, fat hydrolysis and interesterification, hydrogenation, shortenings and spreads. Emulsions: definition, surface activity, surface films, theory of emulsions, properties and types of emulsions, emulsifying agents.Vitamins: Chemistry and changes during processing.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseFood Components and Its MetabolismMacro- and Micro-components of food. Metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fats. Vitamins and Minerals and their metabolism.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseFood Packaging and Sensory ScienceIntroduction to Paper, Glass & Metal Packaging, Identification of plastic packaging materials - Overall migration & specific migration tests for packaging materials, water vapour and gas transmission rates of packaging materials, Determination of shelf life of packaged foods, Packaging Waste Management. Introduction to sensory science perception. Requisites of sensory panel, consumer test ranking and Hedonic data analysis. Physical and chemical sensory scores – quantitative descriptive analysis; Food flavourings; Taints and off-flavours; Instrumental analysis of food flavours; Texture and colour measurements; Packaging materials and their interactions with food constituents; Instrumental and statistical methods in sensory analysis.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseFood Saftey and RegulationMicrobial contaminants: Spoilage and pathogenic bacteria and fungi : microbial toxins limiting factors for survival/growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganism. Other food contaminants- heavy metals and residues of pesticides and antibiotics. Food regulation – national and international: quality system in food chain-ISO 9001, 14001, 17025 and 22000. HACCP implementation: Food safety toxicology: OECD Guidelines on Toxicity of food, Assessment of genotoxicity, teratogenicity, carcinogenicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity, immunotoxicity, endocrine and reproductive toxicity etc.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseFood -Value MetabolitesIntroduction to plant Metabolites, secondary metabolite, e.g. pigments, pheromones, antibiotics, alkaloids from spice and plantation products such as major spices such Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, cumin, tea, coffee etc. , Separation and their extraction of secondary metabolite, characterization of these metabolites by various analytical tools, preparation and formulations of secondary metabolites for functional foods, nanoencapsulations of metabolite, methods for encapsulation preparation, characterization, properties and stability study of nanoencapsulations and to assess their biological activities.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseFunctional Food and NutrigenomicsNutraceuticals: Definition, terminologies and scope. Plant, animal (marine & sea foods) and microbial based nutraceuticals and their characteristics. Structure-function relationship of defined and characterized nutraceuticals; from plants, vegetables, fruits, animals, pulses and grains; effect of food processing parameters on defined nutraceuticals. Dietary Supplements: Definition, characteristics and scope; Status in selected countries across the globe; Intake of dietary supplements and positive health benefits; Performance and functionality; Interaction with one or more functions of human health; Technological suitability of supplements in food processing. Functional Foods: Definition and applicability; basis to identify functional components in varied sources. Characterization of bio-actives from edible sources with defined functional attributes and elucidation of their structure - function relationship. Benefits of identified functional attributes in food ingredients and prepared foods. Legal requirements and regulations for functional food. Effect of food processing parameters on defined functional attributes. Functional food development and commercialization in food products. Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals of Nutrigenomics and Nutriepigenomics. Interaction of genome and Nutrition. Nutrigenomics in various diseases.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseTechnology of FoodsCereal, Millet and Oilseeds Oil Seed Chemistry: Introduction to wheat chemistry and baking technology. Composition and functionality of wheat flour components. Technology of wheat based snack foods, principles of manufacture, quality criteria and shelf-life. Chemical composition of Rice, distribution of nutrients and effect of processing. Physical properties of paddy and rice, density, porosity, angle of response. Physicochemical properties of rice, viscosity, gelatinization, gel consistency, solid loss, water uptake and volume expansion. Chemical, technological and nutritional aspects of sorghum and other millets. Cereal and millet based nutritious foods. Solvent extraction, super critical extraction of oil seeds. Utilization of oilseeds and cakes for infant foods, weaning foods and supplementary food formulations. Anti nutritional factors and their removal. Nutritional quality. Functional and nutritional properties of oil seed proteins. Technology of vegetable protein isolates. Spices, Tea, Coffee, Cocoa and Cashew nuts: Production, processing, chemical composition, properties, special attributes. Flavouring components, their extraction, evaluation, quality control and standards. Specifications for spices and spice products. Formation of flavours in foods. Technology, isolation and identification of flavouring materials. Synthetic flavouring agents and problems relating to their incorporation in foods. Methodology of flavour evaluation. Standards and specifications for flavours. Manufacture and quality control of carbonated beverages. Production, processing and chemistry of tea manufacture. Tea products such as soluble tea, tea concentrate, decaffeinated tea and flavoured tea. Production, processing, roasting and brewing of coffee. Soluble coffee manufacture. Chemistry, standards and specifications of coffee. Other coffee products and coffee substitutes - monsooned coffee, decaffeinated coffee, coffee brew concentrate and chicory. Production, processing and chemical composition of cocoa products and quality standards. Chemistry and technology of cashew nut. Animal products: Animal production, feeds and raising of animals. Abattoir designs and slaughter methods. Meat animals - stunning methods, ante- and post-. mortem inspection and carcass evaluation. Post-mortem biochemical changes in meat, fish and poultry. Meat speciation. Nutritive value of meat and fish, chemical composition, amino acids, fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Cholesterol in meat, fish, poultry and eggs. Electrical stimulation and biochemical changes in muscle, muscle structure and meat enzymes. Quality of meat, fish and poultry. Meat tenderisation. Meat emulsions, sausage and comminuted meat products. Minced fish technology and surimi. Spoilage characteristics of meat, fish and poultry. Meat hygiene. Egg structure, composition, egg powder and egg-based products. Cured meat products, fermented meat and fish products, shelf stable products, restructured meats, traditional meat, fish and poultry products. Packaging of meat, fish and poultry products.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseChemistry of Foodsg in food molecules, water activity. Gels, emulsions and their importance. Reactions of carbohydrates, mutarotation, formation of glycosides, caramelization and Maillard reaction. Protein chemistry, reactions of proteins, acid hydrolysis, racemization, acylation and homocysteine. Enzymes in foods; protease, glycosidase and lipases. Lipids; glycerol and triacyl glycerols, sn-numbering. Cholesterol, di and monoglycerides. Reactions of lipids, fractionation, inter-esterification, saponification, hydrogenation and lipid oxidation. Flavours: Essential oils, carvone, spearmint, citrus oil, thyme, thymol. Food colours: Natural colours in foods/synthetic colours. Food Toxicology: Toxins in foods/ naturally occurring toxins. Vitamins: Fat/water soluble vitamins. Food protectants and infestation control; fumigation, bio-pesticides, organophosphorus pesticides.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseOrganic Reaction MechanismsBasics, The concept of Aromaticity, Name reactions, Reactive intermediates: Formation, stability, structures and reactivity of carbocation, carbanion, carbene, radicals, benzyne, nitrene, Types of mechanism: classification, limitations examples of aliphatic nucleophilic substitution – aliphatic electrophilic substitution - aromatic nucleophilic substitution - aromatic electrophilic substitution - types of radical reactions - molecular rearrangements oxidation and reduction; Electrophilic reactions- Friedel-Crafts reaction, Reimer-Tiemann reaction, Beckmann rearrangements; nucleophilic reactions- aldol condensation, Perkin reaction, benzoin condensation free radical reaction-halogenation of alkane, addition of HBr on alkene in presence of peroxide, allylic halogenation using N-Bromo Succinamide (NBS), thermal halogenation of alkene CH3-CH=CH2.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseFood TechnologyCereal & Oil Seed Chemistry Introduction to wheat chemistry and baking technology. Composition and functionality of wheat flour components. Technology of wheat based snack foods, principles of manufacture, quality criteria and shelf-life. Chemical composition of Rice, distribution of nutrients and effect of processing. Physical properties of paddy and rice, density, porosity, angle of response. Physicochemical properties of rice, viscosity, gelatinization, gel consistency, solid loss, water uptake and volume expansion. Solvent extraction, super critical extraction of oil seeds. Utilization of oilseeds and cakes for infant foods, weaning foods and supplementary food formulations. Anti-nutritional factors and their removal. Nutritional quality. Functional and nutritional properties of oil seed proteins. Technology of vegetable protein isolates. Spices & Plantation Crops Production, processing, chemical composition, properties, special attributes. Flavouring components, their extraction, evaluation, quality control and standards. Specifications for spices and spice products. Formation of flavours in foods. Technology, isolation and identification of flavouring materials. Synthetic flavouring agents and problems relating to their incorporation in foods. Methodology of flavour evaluation. Standards and specifications for flavours. Manufacture and quality control of carbonated beverages. Production, processing and chemistry of tea, coffee & cocoa. Tea products such as soluble tea, tea concentrate, decaffeinated tea and flavoured tea. Roasting and brewing of coffee, soluble coffee. Standards and specifications of coffee. Coffee products and substitutes - monsooned coffee, decaffeinated coffee, coffee brew concentrate and chicory. Chemical composition of cocoa products and quality standards. Chemistry and technology of cashew nut.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseChemistry of Heterocycles and Reactive IntermediatesHeterocycles, Electronic properties, reactivity (electrophilicity and nucleophilicity), Synthetic methodologies, Biological properties of heterocycles and drug candidates, Biosynthesis of heterocycles and related stereochemistry. Formation of carbon-carbon bond employing various kinds of organometallic reagents, C-C double bonds through different reactions, oxidation, reduction through various kinds of reagents, functional group interconversion by substitution including protection and deprotection, alkylation of enolates, and other carbon nucleophiles, reaction of carbon nucleophiles with carbonyl compounds, electrophilic addition to C-C multiple bonds, Retrosynthesis, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvances Inorganic chemistryStructure and Bonding in Inorganic Compounds, Chemistry of Coordiration 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.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseChemistry of Spices, Plantation Crops, Flavours & CondimentsMajor spices (ginger, pepper, chilli, turmeric), leafy spices (coriander, mint, curry leaves) minor/ seed spices (cardamom, coriander, cumin, clove, cinnamon), condiments, tea, coffee. Chemistry, physicochemical properties, processing and technology, proximate analysis, Analytical techniques (chromatographic and spectroscopic) value addition, by-products, oleoresins, primary metabolites, nutraceuticals, biomolecules, characterisation and functional foods.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAnalytical Chemistry and Quality Control in Food SystemsComposition of foods, proximate analysis, physicochemical analysis, quality evaluation, microbial assay, shelf life analysis. Advanced analytical tools; electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, AFM), X-ray diffraction (crystal & powder) and quantitative analysis (AAS, CHN, ICP). Identification and quantification of bisphenol A from polycarbonate bottles; aldehydes, phthalates & monomers from PET bottles. 2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePackaging & Sensory Studies of FoodFundamentals of food packaging, properties and manufacturing of paper, glass, metal and polymer packaging materials; polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, recycling symbols, migration in food packaging and protocols as per BIS, determination of shelf life of packaged foods. Introduction to sensory science, sensory panel, consumer test ranking, Hedonic data analysis, e-nose, e-tongue. Physical and chemical sensory scores – quantitative descriptive analysis; Food flavourings; Taints and off-flavours; Instrumental analysis of food flavours; Texture and colour measurements; Instrumental and statistical methods in sensory analysis.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0093Advanced CourseStability of Food ComponentsIntroduction to secondary metabolites, e.g. pigments, antibiotics, alkaloids from spice and plantation products; Separation and extraction of secondary metabolites, characterization by various analytical tools, preparation and formulations of functional foods, Encapsulation methods (Micro & Nano), characterization, properties and stability studies of encapsulated materials and evaluation of biological activities.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-CS-AD-0103Advanced CourseNatural ProductsClassification, nomenclature and synthesis of Alkaloids, Terpenoids and Steroids such as pinene, camphor, cadinene, ?-vetivone, Hirsutene and Abietic acid (Terpenoids); Cholesterol, Testosterone and Androsterone (Steroids). Isolation and characterization, elucidation of structure-property relationships. Biosynthesis of steroids, terpenoids, fatty acids, alkaloids and natural products.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseFood Process EngineeringFlow of fluids - properties of liquids, Newtonian liquids, Bernoulli equation, energy equation for steady flow of fluids, Heads, flow measurements, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluids, Heat transfer Thermal properties of food, Conduction, convection, radiation with examples, Steady state and Unsteady heat transfer, Heat exchanger, Microwave heating, Refrigeration and Freezing of Foods- Pressure -Enthalpy Chart, Vapour-Compression refrigeration, freezing time prediction, Plank's equation, Evaporation Evaporators type, Single and multiple effect evaporators, Mass transfer Diffusion process, steady and unsteady state mass transfer, mass transfer in packaging materials, Membrane Separation - Ultrafiltration membrane system, reverse osmosis, types, membrane performance, applications, Basics of food dehydration - Water activity, various dehydration systems/types, drying rate curves, drying time prediction, mass and energy balance with respect to dehydration, Introduction to High Pressure Processing of foods, Extrusion technology of food materials.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseFood Safety and RegulationMicrobial contaminants - spoilage & pathogenic bacteria and fungi; Microbial toxins; Limiting factors for survival/growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms; Other food contaminants - heavy metals and residues of pesticides & antibiotics; Food regulations - national and international; Quality systems in food chain - ISO 9001, 14001, 17025 and 22000. HACCP implementation, FSSAI, Sanitation in food processing, CODEX, GMP, BIS, AGMARK, HALAL etc., Nanosensors for food safety.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Separation: Theory & TechnologiesMass transfer applications to separations, unit operations in separation: membrane separation, centrifugation, demixing, adsorption, distillation etc, fundamentals of separation equipment design.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0043Advanced CoursePackaging TechnologyPackaging technology and its importance to food processing and preservation. Packaging systems, chemical and physical testings for packaging materials. Types of packaging materials - paper boards, bags, pouches, plastic films, aluminum foils, metalized films, laminations and coextruded films, tin plate, aluminum cans and composite cans, glass containers, rigid plastic containers, collapsible tubes, corrugated fiber board boxes and miscellaneous containers. Aseptic packaging and retort pouches. Sensory evaluation of foods.3CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseIndustrial Plant Design and ManagementOverall design considerations; General Design considerations - health and safety hazards, Environmental protection, Plant location, layout, operation and control; Process design and development -batch vs continuous, types of process designs, process flow diagrams (P&ID); Flow sheeting and tools for design; Analysis of cost estimation - cash flow, capital investment, estimations of revenue and product cost, cash flow patterns and taxes, profitability; Optimum design strategies - Linear programming, Breakeven charts; Equipment Design and cost -Heat equipment, Separation equipment.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvances in Drying TechnologyIntroduction to drying: theory of drying and principles, types of dryers and selection of drying methods, spray drying and its applications. Innovative drying methods in food processing: infrared drying, microwave drying, radio frequency drying, superheated steam drying and Spray freeze drying. Application of drying methods in micro and nanoencapsulation processes, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Modelling of drying process.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseModeling and Simulation in Food ProcessingModels and modeling, Role of modeling in food science and technology, Kinetic modeling, Modeling heat and mass transfer, Empirical approaches, Applications of modeling, Computational approaches for simulation.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseProcess Technology of Cereals and PulsesCharacteristics of wheat & its milled products - physical, chemical and rheological; Influence of ingredients, processing conditions and additives on quality attributes of bakery products; Physical & chemical characteristics of rice and rice based processed products; Cooking quality of rice; Parboiling of paddy; Processed products of maize, sorghum and finger millet; Processing of pulses including cooking quality; Oilseeds as source of edible protein and oil; Extraction methods for edible oil - ghanni, expeller and solvent; Processing of oilseeds for protein concentrates and isolates.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-08-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseTechnology of Fruits and Vegetables ProcessingMaturity indices in fruits and vegetables; Postharvest spoilage -microbiological and physiological; wax coating; fruit ripening; Measurement of texture & colour in fruits and vegetables; Canning of fruits and vegetables; Preparation of fruit juices/beverages - RTS, squashes, syrups, lime juice cordial; Tomato based juice, puree, paste, ketchup and soup; Fruit juice concentrates and powders; Fruit & vegetable based pickles; Preserves and candies; commercial cold storages and supply chain management.2CSIR-Central Food Technological Research InstituteCSIR-CFTRI
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Glass Science and TechnologyGlass structures, Raman and infrared spectroscopy and transmission and scanning electron microscopy Glass preparation Fabrication and characterization of optical fibres, optical and ophthalmic glass, photonic glass, laser glass, graded Index glass, photosensitive, photochromic glass, Glasses for biomedical and nuclear applications, Specialty materials like ultra-low expansion glass-ceramics, machinable glass-ceramics, semiconductor and nanometal doped glasses Specialty materials like ultra-low expansion glass-ceramics, machinable glass-ceramics, semiconductor and nanometal doped glasses Glasses for biomedical and nuclear applications. Specialty materials like ultra-low expansion glass-ceramics, machinable glass-ceramics, semiconductor and nanometal doped glasses.3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseCeramic Based Membrane Separation TechnologyFundamentals of membrane based separation for different Liquid and gas separation including hot gas filtration. Design fabrication and performance studies of ceramic based Membrane for Membrane Distillation, Membrane contactor, Membrane reactor in energy and environmental application. Membrane application for harvesting energy from sustainable source.3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseElectronic CeramicsFundamentals of dielectrics, insulators, packaging and substrate materials; Fabrication and characterization of capacitors and ferroelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, and smart materials; Properties and applications of sensors, actuators, varistors, electronically conducting ceramics, ionically conducting ceramics and ceramic superconductors
Basics of magnetic ceramics, storage and spintronics; Introduction to electrooptic ceramics and plasmonics and "nano'-impact in electronic ceramics.
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseNanostructured Photonic and Optical MaterialsElectromagnetic theory of interaction of light with matter, polarization and diffraction of light, Raleigh scattering, Mie scattering, Brillouin and Raman scattering, optical absorption and emission spectroscopy, opticalcoherence, stimulated emission, laser, basic properties of highly transparent glasses.
Nano-materials and nanostructure optics, basic concepts of plasmonics , electromagnetics of metals and metalnano composites, surface plasmon polariton, different coupling schemes, plasmon waveguide and band gap structure.
Spectroscopy and sensing, metamaterial and negative index at optical frequencies, super lensing and imaging.
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseProcessing of Glass and CeramicsGlassy state and viscosity, commercial glasses, glass forming materials, glass melting furnaces, refining processes of glass melt, Annealing, tempering andtoughening chemical strengthening defects in glass; industrial glass processes, Manufacture of glass fiber, ceramization of glass, machinable and bioactive glass-ceramics, optical and special glassesSynthesis of ceramic precursors, packing of ceramic powders, rheological properties of ceramic suspension, ceramic forming processes, forming defects. Thermal processes in ceramics, polymorphic transformation in ceramics, sintering, hot pressing, cooling of ceramic wares, microwave, laser and plasma assisted processing of ceramics, rapid prototyping, processing machines and furnaces.3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseMaterial Characterization? X-ray Diffraction basics, structure factor, reitveld refinement, quantitative phase
? Optical Microscopy
? Transmission Electron Microscopy
? Scanning Electron Microscopy
? Mechanical Property characterization
? Atomic absorption spectroscopy and ICP-AES
? EPR and NMR spectroscopy
? X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
? Electron Energy loss spectroscopy
? Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS),
? X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy
? UV-VIS spectrophotometry,
? FTIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Ellipsometry
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRIA. Text books on X-ray diffraction and Small Angle X-ray Scattering:
1. X-ray diffraction. Its theory and applications, Author: S. K. Chatterjee, Publishers:
Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi
2. Elements of X-ray diffraction, Author: B. D. Cullity, Publishers: Reading, MA,
Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
3. X-ray Diffraction, Author: B. E. Warren, Publishers: Reading, MA, AddisonWesley Publishing Co.
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseFunctional Coatings and NanomaterialsPart-I: Introduction to functional coatings, their deposition techniques and properties,
applications (2 Credits)
? Basic elements of coatings: Theory and mechanism (mechanical anchoring, monolayer on monolayer formation, chemical compound formation, diffusion and pseudo diffusion) of adherence/adhesion (basic adhesion, total force of adhesion etc.) of coatings ; Surface and interface and their importance on coating properties ; Determination of qualitative and quantative adhesion of coatings (such as Scotchtape test, Benjamin and Weaver method etc.); Types of coatings based on organic, inorganic and organic-inorganic materials ; Metal oxide based coatings (dielectric such as SiO2, ZrO2; semiconducting like ZnO, In2O3, TiO2; conducting e.g. ITO, IZO) ; Defects of coatings (atomic scale defects e.g. point defects, dislocation lines and defects in macroscopic scale like polishing scratches, pores, grinding scratches, crystallite boundaries, fused particles, surface warp); Surface cleaning processes ; Patterning of coating surface (1D/2D pattern by soft lithography); Deposition techniques (sol-gel, spray pyrolysis, chemical/physical vapour deposition thermal and plasma spraying and electroplating) ; Varieties of functional coatings (antireflection, high reflection, colour coatings, waveguiding, anti-scratch, anti-corrosion, antibactial/antimicrobial, hydrophobic and hydrophilic coatings etc.); Properties of functional coatings (like optical, electrical, optoelectronic, thermal, mechanical, etc.) and applications (waveguide sensing, transparent conducting electrode, low emissivity coating, energy saving coatings, etc.)

Part-2: Fundamentals of nanomaterials and their fabrication strategy, graphene and zeolite
based nanomaterials and their properties, applications, challenges and future
prospect (1 Credit): Definition and types of nanomaterials ; Fabrication processes (top down and bottom-up) including wet chemical / sol-gel, solvothermal, sonochemical, microwave, emulsion, evaporation induced self-assembly; Graphene and its compounds; Advantages of graphene; Graphene based metal oxide and organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials ; Zeolite based nanomaterials (ZBN, low silica and high silica based zeolites, zeolites from industrial waste and agro-waste materials) ; Surface, microstructural and optical properties of ZBN ; Catalytic, liquid and gas separation, energy and environmental applications
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI1. “Coatings on Glass”, H. K. Pulker, Elsevier, Oxford, 1994
2. “Functional Coatings”, Swapan Kumar Ghosh (Ed.), Wiley, Weinheim, 2006
3. “Physics of Thin Films”, Georg Hass and Rudolf E. Thun (Eds.), Volume 2, Academic
Press, New York, 1964
4. “Sol-Gel Coatings on Titanium”, Laurent-Dominique Piveteau, Springer, Cambridge,
5. “Functional Coatings”, Volkmar Stenzel and Nadine Rehfeld, Vincentz Network, 2011
6. “Nanomaterials: An introduction to synthesis, properties and applications” Dieter
Vollath, 2
Edition, 2009, Wiley-VCH Verleg GmbH & Co.
7. “Sol-Gel Science: The Physics and Chemistry of Sol-Gel Processing”, C. Jeffrey
Brinker, George W. Scherer, Academic Press Inc., 1990, UK.
8. “Sol-Gel Materials Chemistry and Applications”, J.D. Wright, Nico A.J.M.
Sommerdijk, Taylor & Francis Group, 2001, Boca Ration
9. “Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology: Processing, Characterization and
Applications”, Sumio Sakka (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, Boston
10. “Graphene Based Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Application and Future Prospect”,
Atanu Naskar, Susanta Bera and Sunirmal Jana, In book: Handbook of Polymer and
Ceramic Nanotechnology, Edition: Hussain C., Thomas S. (eds), Publisher: Springer,
Cham, pp.1-26 published in February 2020. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-10614-0_28-1
11. “Applications of Graphene and Graphene-Oxide based Nanomaterials”, Sekhar
Chandra Ray, Elsevier, 2015, London
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseBioceramics and Biomaterials Science and EngineeringBasics of human physiology; Materials in medical devices; historical background; govt. regulations;materials aspects/requirements of human body; classification of biomaterials; natural/synthetic biomaterials; biocompatibility/mechanical requirements; structure and properties of biomaterials; tissue-materials interactions; hard tissue replacements; soft tissue replacements; semiconductor materials, Preparation, processing and characterization techniques of different bio-materials, implants and devices; Physical and mechanical properties of bio-ceramics and other biomaterials, Surface modification of biomaterials for improved biocompatibility/bioactivity, etc.; Invitro and invivo evaluation of bio-ceramics and implants,
Basicsof bio-glass, composition, characterization and application areas, Applications of bioceramics as bone graft materials, hip-implant, dental implant, drug delivery devices and tissueengineered materials with some case studies,Introduction to Stem Cell, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI1. Biomaterials science : an introduction to materials in medicine / edited by Buddy D. Ratner ... [et
al.].– 2nd ed.
2. An Introduction to Bioceramics, edited by L. L. Hench and J. Wilson, World Scientific.
Structural Biomaterials, by J. Vincent, Princeton University Press.
3. J. Black and G. Hastings, Handbook of Biomaterial Properties, Chapman and Hall, London, U.K.
4. J. Park and R. S. Lakes, Biomaterials : An introduction, 3rd. ed, ISBN: 978-0-378-37879-4,
Springers, New York.
5. Biomaterials: An Introduction, Ed. Joon Bu Park, R. S, Lakes, Springers, ISBN0387378790,
6. Bio-Ceramics : Materials and Applications, Pub: American Ceramic Society, 2000.
7. Biomaterials in Orthopaedics, (multi-authored), Informa Health Care, 2003.
8. Introduction to dental materials, R. V. Noort, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2002.
9. Polymeric Biomaterials, S. Dumitriu, CRC Press, 2001.
10. Biomaterials Science & Tissue Engineering: Principles and Methods, BikramjitBasu, Cambridge
University Press, 2017
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseRefractory Technology and ApplicationsMonolithics refractories(castables, plastic, ramming mass, gunning mixes, refractory mortar), advantage of monolithic refractories over shaped refractories andapplication technique. Their manufacturing methods, bond system and properties.
Structure property correlation of refractory. Melt corrosion of refractories.Carbon containing refractories (MgO-C, Al2O3-C, MgAl2O4-C,Al2O3-MgO-C and Al2O3-SiCC and Al2O3-MgO-C), MgAl2O4 containing refractories and oxide-nonoxide composite refractoriesfor various steel and other high temperature applications.Synthetic refractory raw materials. Refractory waste utilisation/recycling.
Applications of refractories in blast furnace, LD converter, coke oven,basic oxygen furnace, electric arc furnace, induction furnace, ladles, continuous casting of steel. Refractory application in non-ferrous, cement, glass industries and high temperature processing industries.
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI? Monolithic Refractories: A Comprehensive Handbook – Subrata Banerjee (WileyAmerican Ceramic Society)
? Refractory Castable Engineering, FIRE Compendium Series Vol. 1 - Ana Paula da
Luz, Mariana A.L. Braulio and Victor C. Pandolfelli (GöllerVerlag GmbH, Germany)
? Refractory Material Selection for Steelmaking - Thomas Vert(Wiley-American
Ceramic Society)
? Refractories: Production and Properties - J. H. Chester
AcSIR-09-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseAdvanced Energy Materials and DevicesModule I
Hydrogen Energy &Fuel Cell technology
O Environment & Energy and Economy
O Importance of Green Hydrogen Energy
O Hydrogen Generation, Conversion& Storage
O Fundamentals and types of Fuel Cells
O Application of Fuel Cells
O Basic principles and operation of fuel cells
Ceramic Fuel Cells
Ceramic Electrolysis Cells
O Multifunctional Electrocatalyst for Fuel Cells
O Future of Sustainable Transport with Fuel Cells
Module II
Solar Energy Materials
o Solar energy conversion and devices
o Photocatalysts for Light-Chemical Energy
o Synthesis, characterization of photocatalysts and how their
performance can be improved?
o Slurry reactors and Immobilized Photocatalyst
o Applications of Photocatalysis
Water treatment
Photocatalytic Self-Cleaning Materials Water Splitting and
H2 generation
C02 Reduction and valuable added products
Module III
Energy storage materials
o Basics of solar cells
o Typesofsolarcells
o Organic photovoltaics, application and challenges
o Future developments in solar energy conversion
o Types of Batteries and their Components
o Reversible Batteries
o Lithium-ionBatteries(LIBs)
o Materials aspects: Anode, Cathode, Electrolyte and Separators
o Synthesis, Characterization, Cell fabrication of Electrode Materials
for LIBs
o Configuration of LIBs : Liquid, Polymer and Solid state
o All Solid-State Lithium batteries and Electric Mobility
o Energy Storage Devices & processes- importance & need
o What is Supercapacitor (SC)? How does energy store in
Supercapacitor (Working Principle)?Applications-Merits& limitations
o Design & Fab. of Supercapacitors - Supercapacitor elements &
their qualification criteria for efficient SC
o Supercapacitor Materials - Materials Architecture, Selection of
Materials & its Processing
o Supercapacitor Electrode - Fab. processes, advantages and
o Supercapacitor Cell Fab. - Supercapacitor components/elements,
process of integration of elements into SC cells
o Supercapacitor Testing - Critical parameters, Standard methods
of Testing & Evaluation of SC cells
o Challenges and achievements of Dev. of Indigenous Supercapacitor
with brief of SC Fab. Processes (Materials & Devices), Performance
o Opportunities &Future scope of R&D Supercapacitors
3CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research InstituteCSIR-CGCRI
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced BioinformaticsBasic principles of computing in bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, comparative genomics, functional genomics, drug designing, Cheminformatics, algorithm of sequence alignment, probability and statistics, modeling and mathematical techniques, artificial intelligence and machine learning, supervised & unsupervised learning, linear regression, classification, re-sampling methods, linear model selection and regularization, data mining beyond linearity, tree-based methods, ,support vector machines, k-means clustering, hierarchical clustering & principal component analysis, introduction to R, Python & other advance programming languages.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvances in Plant-Microbe Interactions and Disease ManagementPrinciples and overview Biological control of plant pest/pathogens; Bio-control agents (antagonists, arbuscular mycorrhizae, actinomycetes, Entomopathogenic Nematodes (EPN) etc.) and their application; Natural products for Antimicrobial and nematicidal activities; Disease resistant plant/crop development; Bio-formulations; Organic cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants; Induced Systemic Resistance; Integrated disease management strategies; GMOs and GM crops for disease management; PR proteins, elicitors defense strategies, Plant resistance against pest/pathogens, pathogen-derived resistance in plants against virus; R-gene expression and transcription profiling.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseBiology of DiseasesIntroduction to microorganisms, types of infection, development and manifestation, defense against infection, prevention of infections, resistance in infectious organisms; Classification of antimicrobial agents; Mechanism of antimicrobial agents, mechanism of drug resistance, strategies for combating drug resistance. Activated innate and adapted immune responses; Pathobiology of inflammation, inflammatory reactions in infectious and non?infectious disease conditions; autoimmune disorders.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseCurrent Breeding Approaches in PlantsTheory: Breeding methods with self pollinated crops (pure line breeding and mass selection, pedigree method, bulk population and back cross breeding, multiline, population breeding approach (diallel selective mating), rapid isolation of homozygous lines, Hybrid varieties - male sterilities) Breeding methods with cross pollinated crops (Selection in cross pollinated crops, Hybrid varieties, Recurrent selection, Synthetic and composites varieties). Principles & methods of breeding for resistance to diseases & pests, herbicides pollutants and adverse climatic conditions. Polyploidy in plant breeding; Aneuploidy (nullisomics, monosomics, trisomics, monoploids and haploids), autoplyploidy, allopolyploidy. Classical examples: evolution of bread wheat, tobacco, cotton, amphidiploids in Brassica species. Biotechnology in plant breeding, tissue and cell culture, genetic engineering, embryo culture, anther and pollen culture somatic hybridization, molecular markers. Consequences of inter-specific and distant hybridization. Mutation breeding. Introduction and techniques in molecular breeding; Morphological and Molecular markers, QTL analysis; Application of molecular breeding in plants; Development of mapping populations; Molecular mapping and gene tagging of important traits; Marker-assisted selection; Gene pyramiding. Practical: Floral biology in self and cross pollinating plant species, selfing, crossing and maintenance of cross pollinating populations with special reference to breeding work in medicinal and aromatic plants. Estimation of oil content and secondary metabolites in major medicinal and aromatic plants.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseFundamentals of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical SciencesGeneral pharmacology, drug receptor interactions, in?vitro and in-vivo bioassays in drug discovery and development. General toxicology, adverse drug reaction, drug safety profiling and regulatory toxicology. Introduction to pharmaceutical dosage forms, Conventional methods for drug delivery, Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS).3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGenome Editing and ApplicationBasic concept on genes and genomes; gene knock-down, knock-out and knock-in strategies; Approaches for directed genome modification; genome editing tools: TILLING; homologous recombination, Zinc Finger Nuclease, TALENs, CRISPR-Cas; Designing of modules and delivery systems for genome editing, screening and selection of edited organisms; Applications of genome editing tools in healthcare, crop improvement and metabolite production.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseGenomics and System BiologyIntroduction to genomics and system biology: central dogma of life, genomes and genes, genome organization and synteny, gene expression and functional genomics; High-throughput approaches: transcriptome, proteome and metabolome, advanced sequencing techniques, DNA Sequence assembly, approaches for directed genome modification; Application of genomics and system biology: gene discovery, genotype designing, crop improvement and drug discovery.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseManagement of Problematic SoilsArea and distribution of problem soils - acidic, saline, sodic and physically degraded soils; origin and basic concept of problem soils, and factors responsible; Morphological features of saline, sodic and saline-sodic soils; characterization of salt-affected soils - soluble salts, ESP, pH, physical, chemical and microbiological properties. Acid soils- nature of soil acidity, sources of soil acidity, effect on plant growth, lime requirement; management of acid soils, biological sickness of soils and its management; Management of saline and sodic soils; salt tolerance of crops - mechanism and ratings; monitoring of soil salinity in the field; management principles for sandy, clayey, red lateritic and dry land soils; MAPs cultivation in problem soils; MPAs based cropping pattern for utilizing poor quality ground waters; Quality of irrigation water; management of brackish water for irrigation; salt balance under irrigation; characterization of brackish waters; Salt stress: Meaning of salt stress and its effect on crop growth; salt stress injury and resistance in plants; practical ways to overcome the effect of salt stress through soil and crop manipulations. Characterization of acid, acid sulphate, salt-affected and calcareous soils; cations (Na+, K+, Ca++ and Mg++) in ground water and soil samples; anions (Cl-, SO4-, CO3- and HCO3-) in ground waters and soil samples; electrical conductivity and gypsum requirement of salt-affected soils; soil pH; Lime requirements of acid soils; salt stress/injury on plants under laboratory conditions; visit to salt-affected/acid soil areas ); Instruments used in Soil, Plant and Water Analysis (UV-VIS spectrophotometer, AAS, ICP, Flame photometer); Microbiological analysis of soil (Bacteria, Fungi, Actinomycetes, Total microbial biomass).3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0093Advanced CoursePlant Secondary MetabolismBasic concept on primary and secondary metabolism, secondary metabolite classes (alkaloids, terpenoids, phenylpropanoids), Biological function, industrial applications; Water absorption and plant nutrition and its effect on metabolisms, Plant photosynthesis and carbon assimilation, secondary metabolite biosynthetic pathways; Carbon fluxes between primary and secondary metabolites in plants. Plant cell, tissue and organ culture, In-vitro secondary metabolite production and biotransformation: production of commercially useful secondary metabolites by callus/ cell suspension/ hairy root cultures Scale up studies using bioreactors for commercial production. Biotransformations using cell/hairy root cultures for generating pharmaceutical molecules. Metabolic engineering/synthetic biology for secondary metabolic pathway modulation: proposes and potentials. Recent approaches of engineering metabolic pathways in heterologous systems (plants, microbes and insect cell lines).3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0103Advanced CoursePrinciple of Crop ProductionTheory Part-I: Principles of crop production; Crop plants in relation to environment; G x E interaction; Factors determining crop distribution; Agroclimatic zones of India; Agronomic practices and crop productivity; Principles of weed control, crop-weed competition; herbicides-formulation, classification, selectivity and mode of action; Zero/minimum tillage; Allelopathy in agriculture; Soil-water-plant relationship; Soil water constants; Measurement of soil moisture; methods of scheduling irrigation; Methods of irrigation, Strategies for minimizing water losses under field conditions; Micro - irrigation system. Dry land agriculture; Soil moisture stress and plant growth; drought resistance in crops; Soil moisture conservation techniques; Cropping system approach for maximizing crop productivity; Concept of crop rotation; Intercropping and multistorey cropping; crop diversification with MAPs; Concept of Precision Farming; Concepts of GIS; Application of Precision Farming in MAPs. Theory Part-II: Soils-their origin, morphology, composition and nature; Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil; Factors and process for soil formation; Classifications of soils; major soils of India; Criteria of essentiality of nutrients, Mineral nutrition of crops, functions of nutrients in plants; Macro- and micro-nutrients in soils fixation, biological and chemical transformation and release of nutrients in soils; Soil fertility evaluation, Manures and fertilizers, Organic farming; Problem soils, salt affected, waterlogged and acid soils; Soil amendments, Quality of irrigation water; Soil organic matter and its dynamics; Instrumental methods of analysis of soils, plant and water; Biological N fixation, Natural P solubilization & fixation.Practical Part-I: Layout preparation; Irrigation method; Soil moisture evaluation; Recording of agro-meteorological observations; Multiplication of MAPs planting/seed material; Nursery raising techniques; Precision farming data recording and interpretation. Practical Part-II: Soil sampling and processing; Soil test procedures (Mechanical and Physico-chemical); Soil Analysis (organic C, P H, Ec, CEC, major, micro and heavy metals); Determination of nutrients (P, K) fixing capacity of soil; Plant sampling, Plant Analysis (for N, P, K, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn and heavy metals); Water Quality Assessment for Irrigation (PH, EC, SAR, RSC, hardness, B, NO3); Instruments Used in Soil, Plant and Water Analysis (UV-VIS spectrophotometer, AAS, ICP, Flame photometer); Microbiological analysis of soil (Bacteria, Fungi, Actinomycetes, Total microbial biomass).3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-BS-AD-0113Advanced CoursePrinciples of Plant BreedingTheory: Evolution, domestication, introduction, centers of origin and gene introgression. Reproductive systems, pollination control and breeding plans. Genetic concepts in breeding self pollinated crops. Selection under self fertilization (Pure line theory). Consequences of hybridization. Inheritance of quantitative traits. Role of genotype and environment in continuous variation. Genetic basis of breeding open pollinated plants. Systems of pollination control. Systems of mating and their consequences. Theory of selection. Responses to selection and genetic organization. Heterosis and inbreeding depression. Designing model cultivar- ideotype concept.Assessment of variability, components of variance, genetic diversity, Correlationship and path coefficient, diallel, line x tester, generation mean, biparental cross analysis, North Carolina design I, II, III, Triple test cross, different models for varietal adaptation. Evaluation, maintenance of varieties, quality seed, seed industry, seed act, seed production, processing, seed testing. IPR, PBR, UPOV conventions and recent developments.Practical: ANOVA, means, variances, partitioning of variances in various models, analysis in NC designs, diallel and line x tester. Estimation of genetic diversity through D2 statistic, correlation, heritability, and genetic advance, stability analysis using different models. Seed testing for germination. Creation and screening plants for biotic and abiotic stress.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseChromatographic Separation and Characterization of Natural ProductsExtraction and isolation of Plants Secondary Metabolites (PSM); Column chromatographic techniques and various adsorbents used in the purification of PSM; Activity guided fractionation, isolation and characterization of leads from natural products; Principles and applications of Flash, Low pressure, Medium pressure and High pressure liquid chromatography, 13C NMR Spectroscopy; 2D NMR; Structure elucidation of natural products by EI/CI-MS, FAB-MS; Hybrid Instruments for Structure elucidation of natural products by LC-MS and LC-MS/MS; Resolution of enantiomeric mixtures; Separation methods in carbohydrates.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseFrontiers in Synthetic Chemistry: Basic Principles and Name ReactionsAldol type reactions, Arndt-Eistert synthesis, Baeyer-Villiger rear., Barton-Mccombie reaction, Beckman rearrangement, Benzidine rear., Benzilic acid rear., Chichibabin reaction, Dakin reaction, Ene reaction, Favorskii Rearr., Pinacol-pinacolon rear., Fischer Indole synthesis, Friedel-craft reaction, Fries rear., Mannich reaction, McMurry reaction, Sharpless epoxidation, Jacobson epoxidation, Sharpless dihydroxylation, Swern oxidation, Wittig reaction, Wittig rearrangement, Suzuki coupling, Heck Coupling, Buchwald-Hartwig amination, Appel reaction, Mitsunobu reaction etc.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseReagents in Organic SynthesisReagents for Oxidation: Jones reagent, Pyridine chlorochromate, Collins reagent, Serette’s reagent, Corey’s reagent, Selenium dioxide, m-Chloroperbenzoic acid, Swern oxidation, Osmium tetraoxide etc.; Reagents for Reduction: Catalytic hydrogenation, Pd-C, Raney Nickel, Lindlar’s catalyst, Wilkinson’ catalyst, Sodium borohydride, Lithium aluminium hydride, DiBAL, Sodium cyanoborohydride, Na-NH3, Clemmensen reduction, Wolff-Kishner reduction. Miscellaneous reagents: Diazomethane, poly phosphoric acid, Gilman reagents, Lithium diisopropylamide (LDA), DABCO, Butyl lithium, DCC, EDC, HOBt, Potassium t-butoxide, Phase transfer catalysis, Crown ethers, Baker’s yeast, p-TSA, Diazomethane, N-bromo succinimide, PPA, DBU, DDQ, Trifluoroacetic acid etc.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseFrontiers in Organic Spectroscopy and structure elucidationApplication of UV-Vis and IR Spectroscopy in natural products chemistry; Introduction to NMR and NMR Parameters; One Dimensional Experiments: 1H NMR, Carbon-13 NMR and Carbon-13 Editing; Two Dimensional Experiments: Homonuclear Correlations, Heteronuclear Correlations; Principle and Methodology of mass- EI, ESI APCI, APPI etc.; LC-MS/MS: Principles and application in structure elucidation of Natural Products.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseQA/QC and Regulatory Updates on MAPs and Their Derived ProductsChemical analysis of crude drug & finished product, de-replication technique in isolation, impurity profiling, bio-analysis of drug molecules, quality standards, herbals in IP.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseFrontiers in Nanomaterial and NanoscienceFundamentals of nanomaterials, Classification (zero to two dimensional and assembled nanostructures) and their advantages & disadvantages, Size dependent chemical and physical properties, Synthesis and fabrication, Basic characterization and application of nanomaterials. Basic instrumentation in SEM-EDAX, TEM, zeta analyzer/particle size analyzer and AFM use in nanoscience.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvances in Essential Oil Chemistry and AnalysisHeadspace Gas chromatography (HS-GC): theory and practice, Chiral Gas Chromatography, Two Dimensional Gas chromatography techniques (GCxGC): theory and practice, Solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME) technique and its application in analysis of flower volatiles, selection of different polarity SPME fibers, enantiomer separation using chiral SPME-GC, SPME-GC-MS and Headspace techniques, 14C dating of natural and petroleum derived aroma chemicals: citral, menthol and vanillin.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-10-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseAdvances in Catalysis in Chemical TransformationsBasic principle involves in homogeneous catalysts, structure of solid surfaces, chemisorption and physiosorption, adsorption isotherms, principle of heterogeneous catalysts, preparation and characterization of catalysts, determination of surface area and stability of catalysts, acid-base catalysts, supported metal catalysts and zeolites and their applications, kinetics of calalytic reactions, enhancing the bioactivity through chemical modification, valorization of terpenoids using heterogeneous catalyst, catalysts deactivation/ poisoning and their regeneration, mechanistic investigations using in-situ spectroscopic techniques, Analytical techniques to monitor the progress of the reaction, industrially important green catalysts for oxidation and reduction, lipase induce esterification of important terpene alcohols.3CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsCSIR-CIMAP
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseApproaches to Drug DeliverySustained release drug delivery systems. (SRDDS) Polymers for controlled drug delivery systems Concepts and system design for the rate – controlled drug delivery Parenteral controlled release drug delivery systems Transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS) Controlled release oral drug delivery systems Targeted drug delivery system.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBiochemical EngineeringBasics of Microbiology – Structure of cells, important cell types; Chemicals of life – Sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, nucleotides and nucleic acids, amino acids and proteins; cellular organization. Enzyme kinetics – Michelis?Menten kinetics, substrate activation and inhibition, multiple substrates, temperature and pH effects on enzyme reaction rates; applied enzyme catalysis; enzyme immobilization and kinetics; stoichiometry of cell growth and product formation. Molecular genetics – gene expression, induction and repression, genetic code, protein synthesis; recombinant DNA technology; kinetics of microbial growth, substrate utilization, product formation; sterilization and thermal death kinetics; batch and continuous sterilization; Transport phenomena ? Gas liquid mass transfer in cell systems, basic mass transfer rates, measurement of kLa; Heat transfer aspects; Design and analysis of bioreactors, ideal reactors and non?ideal mixing; multiphase bioreactors – CSTR, packed bed, bubble column, etc; animal and plant cell bioreactors; scale up criteria Instrumentation and control – physical and chemical sensors; offline analytical methods; process control; Downstream processing – filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation, extraction, precipitation; chromatography, membrane separations; Bioprocess economics; Biological waste water treatment.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseBioprocessing and Industrial FermentationIndustrial microorganisms – Screening, isolation and preservation techniques; Measurement techniques for biomass – qualitative and quantitative; strain improvement /enrichment techniques ? wild types, mutation, genetic engineering principles and techniques. Screening of enzymes and metabolites; enzyme assays; Purification methods – ammonium sulphate precipitation, ultrafiltration, aqueous two?phase extraction, spray drying; chromatographic methods – Gas chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Characterization of enzymes Bioprocessing – Submerged fermentation ? Medium preparation and sterilization; inoculum preparation; shake flask culture, ; principles of fermentations at laboratory, pilot scale and commercial scales; factors influencing growth and production; monitoring and control; Solid state fermentation – substrates and inoculum types; critical factors of influence; reactors and scale up; downstream processing; formulations. Industrial fermentations – Single cell protein, enzymes – protease, lipase, tannase, cellulase, etc; organic acids – citric and lactic acids; ethanol, vinegar; secondary metabolites; high value products; food fermentations; enzymes in leather processing. Technology aspects – Costing and economics of bioprocessing; IPR aspects; validation of processes; detailed project report preparation; marketing strategies.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseCell and Tissue EngineeringCell and Tissue culture, Angiogenic factors and growth factors Introduction to Tissue engineering, Artificial skin Embryonic and adult stem cells, Induced pluripotency, Cancer stem cell Stem cell differentiation, Therapeutics prospects, Ethics issues, Implants Basic principle of different types of tools (such as nano?lithography, TEM, AFM and other x?ray base detections techniques) will be discussed and their relevance to biological system characterization. Analytical electron microscopy.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseComputational BiologyConcepts in molecular modelling: Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Classical Mechanics. Molecular mechanics: Potential energy surface, Born?Oppenheimer approximation, Features of molecular mechanics, force fields, Bonds structure and bending angles, Electrostatic Vander Waals and non?bonded interactions, Hydrogen bonding in molecular mechanics, Derivatives of molecular mechanics energy function, Calculating thermodynamic properties using force field for metals and inorganic systems, Application of energy minimization. Molecular dynamics and monte carlo simulation methods: Molecular Dynamics using simple models, Molecular Dynamics with continuous potentials and at constant temperature and pressure, Solvent effect in molecular Dynamics, conformational changes from Molecular Dynamics simulation, Analysis of molecular dynamics trajectory, Normal Model analysis, ANM, GNM, Coarse graining approaches: modeling of protein aggregation. Monte Carlo Method in various ensembles and its applications.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseConnective Tissue BiologyExtracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, lipids and glycoproteins, Triple helix structure of collagen, Functions of skin and other connective tissues Types of collagen , Stability, crosslinking and Thermal properties, Biosynthesis of collagen, Matrix metalloproteinases and action on ECM, Biology of wound healing and other disorders.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseIndustrial Microbiology and EnzymologyIntroduction to Microorganisms, Growth & metabolism: Microbial nutrients and physiology Metabolic pathways and bioconversions: Introduction to Enzymology: Role of microbes in Industrial sector.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseMetabolomicsMetabolism and interaction of the metabolome, the genomics, proteomics and the environment; Advantages of studying the metabolome; Application of hypothesis generating studies vs. the use of traditional hypothesis directed research; targeted and non-targeted studies; clinical and environmental case studies; important considerations in studying the metabolome; design and sample preparation; mass spectrometry in metabolomics; data processing and analysis; metabolite identification2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0093Advanced CourseNanobiologyNanomaterial synthesis and characterization Incorporation of nanoparticles in biomaterials, Nanoparticles for therapeutic purposes Multifunctional nanocomposites and nanobiocomposites. Characterization of nanoparticles/nanocomposties Use in targeting and imaging2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-BS-AD-0103Advanced CourseNanomaterial ToxicologyBasics of nanotechnology Synthesis and characterization of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) Sol gel, biological and ball milling methods for synthesis of ENMs and characterisation using electron microscopy (TEM, SEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and confocal microscopy. Safety assessment of ENMs – methods and challenges Methods for assessment of toxicology of ENMs; preparation of nano?suspensions; exposure paradigm, cellular uptake, absorption and distribution; in silico approaches for macromolecule interaction with ENMs. Mechanism of toxicity of ENMs Effect of size, shape and surface chemistry on cellular responses (oxidative stress, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, immunotoxicity etc) Ecotoxicity of ENMs Models and methods used for ecotoxicity assessment of ENMs;.life cycle analysis of ENMs. Safe handling of ENMs and their disposal Practical: Preparation of nano?suspensions and their characterization Cellular uptake using flow cytometer Cytotoxicity assessment for ENMs.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseSupramolecular ChemistryNature of supramolecular interactions, role of various non-covalent interactions, multiple hydrogen bonding motifs, Stability of H-bonds, Jorgensen model for H-bonding, supramolecular synthons, dimensions of supramolecular chemistry, Janus molecules. Photoresponsive molecules and self-assembly, Molecular recognition, classification of supramolecular host-guest complexes, supramolecular selfassembly, supramolecular polymers, molecular capsules, self- assembled dendrimers, self-assembled nanotubes, low molecular weight organogels. Characterization techniques of self-assemblies,supramolecular sensors.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBiomaterials for Targeted TherapeuticsRational design and engineering of lipid-based targeted drug delivery vehicles and their therapeutic applications - Design of polymeric micelles as nano drug carriers - Design of polymer-based nanometric targeted delivery systems and their therapeutic applications - Set-backs and unmet challenges – Cancer and its Hall Marks - Principles of designing anti-cancer therapeutics – Molecular basis of lung, breast, melanoma and prostate cancers – Rationale for selecting leading pathways in cancer therapy – Nuclear hormone receptors as targets in cancer therapy – Rationale for design of cancer therapy against multiple pathways-Concept of designing hybrid molecules as a dual strategy - Use of nanotechnology in cancer therapy - Concept of cancer stem cells and design of cancer stem cell therapeutics.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Organic ChemistryStereochemistry, reaction mechanism, C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, reactive intermediates, Methods of asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, oxidation-reduction reactions, organocatalysis, metathesis reactions.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced PhotochemistryIntroduction to photochemistry, excited state processes, fluorescence and phosphorescence, quantum yields, charge-transfer spectra, solvatochromism, photochromism, transient absorption techniques, Luminescence emission lifetimes, two- and multiphoton processes, photoinduced energy and electron transfer, FRET, fluorescence polarization, excimers, exciplexes, delayed fluorescence, Photochemistry of Organic chromophores. Photochemistry in organized and confined media.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvances in Bioinorganic chemistryMetal ions in biology, structure and function of metallo-proteins and enzymes, Communication role for metals in biology. Heme and non-heme systems with one-, two- or multi-metal, photosynthesis and photosystem II; O2-binding, reduction to O2-, O22-, and O2- species their utilization in hydroxylation and epoxidation; nitrogen fixation, water-oxidation reactions. Synthetic models, Correlation with structure and function of the natural enzymes, design and synthesis, mechanisms. Metal based drugs, Porphyrins, Corrin hydroporphyrins.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials ScienceCrystal systems and space groups, Close packing and various simple structure types like AB, AB2, AB3 and complex structural types ABX3, AB2X4, etc. Factors affecting crystal structures, Common preparative methods; X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy, Defect structures, colour centers, reciprocal lattices, Properties of solids – Band theory, metals, insulators, semiconductors, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, magnetic properties, optical properties, ionic conduction; structure-processing-property correlations.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseOrganic Spectroscopy ApplicationsMass spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Structural assignment by employing NMR techniques, Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Introduction COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY, ROESY, Structural elucidation using 2D-NMR methods.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseGreen ChemistryGreen 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.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0093Advanced CourseBiophysical ChemistryThe structure of biological macromolecules. Statistical thermodynamics especially applied on biological systems, macromolecules in solution, conformational equilibria, membrane equilibria, ligand binding and cooperativity. Microcalorimetry. Methods to study equilibrium and speed for association-dissociation processes. Membrane proteins and membrane transport. Spectroscopic methods: UV-Vis and fluorescence, EPR, ESR and NMR related to biophysical chemistry. Physical methods for studies of the interaction between biological macromolecules. Transport processes with relevance in biological systems and experimental biophysical chemistry. Determination of functional molecular mass in solution using scattering methods and sedimentation. Molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulation.2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-11-CS-AD-0103Advanced CourseElectronic Structure TheoryPost-Hartree-Fock methods: Moller-Plesset perturbation theory (MP2, MP3, and MP4), Configuration Interaction (CI), Coupled-Cluster single double (triple) (CCSD(T))– performance of various methods for the prediction of van der Waal and hydrogen bonding interactions, spectral properties. Density functional theory based methods: Hybrid and Minnesota functional – Application of DFT methods (excitation energy calculations). Density functional methods with Dispersion correction (Grimme’s approaches). Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics (CPMD) and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD).2CSIR-Central Leather Research InstituteCSIR-CLRI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Physical ChemistryThermodynamics and chemical kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, Atomic structure and spectroscopy, Chemical bonding in diatomics, Chemical applications of group theory, Colloids and Surface science, surfactants, Interface and Interfacial properties, Electrochemistry.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Inorganic ChemistryStructure & 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.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Organic ChemistryStereochemistry, reaction mechanism, C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, reactive intermediates, Methods of asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, oxidation-reduction reactions, organocatalysis, metathesis reactions.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced Coordination ChemistryNaming of coordination compounds, classification of ligands, chelate and macrocyclic effect, Theories dealing with the formation of Coordination Compounds, Spectrochemical Series; Splitting of d-orbitals, Jahn–Teller Effect; Stability constants of Transition metal complexes and their determination by Job’s Method. Spin–Orbit Coupling, Electronic states and term symbols, Selection rules (Laporte and spin selection rule), Interpretation of electronic spectra of Transition metal complexes, Orgel and Tanabe Sugano diagrams. Charge Transfer spectra, Magnetic Properties of Transition elements, Chemistry of Inner Transition Elements.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvances in Bioinorganic chemistryMetal ions in biology, structure and function of metallo-proteins and enzymes, Communication role for metals in biology. Heme and non-heme systems with one-, two- or multi-metal, photosynthesis and photosystem II; O2-binding, reduction to O2-, O22-, and O2- species their utilization in hydroxylation and epoxidation; nitrogen fixation, water-oxidation reactions. Synthetic models, Correlation with structure and function of the natural enzymes, design and synthesis, mechanisms. Metal based drugs, Porphyrins, Corrin hydroporphyrins.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials ScienceCrystal systems and space groups, Close packing and various simple structure types like AB, AB2, AB3 and complex structural types ABX3, AB2X4, etc. Factors affecting crystal structures, Common preparative methods; X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy, Defect structures, colour centers, reciprocal lattices, Properties of solids – Band theory, metals, insulators, semiconductors, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, magnetic properties, optical properties, ionic conduction; structure-processing-property correlations.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced CatalysisHomogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption, diffusion, kinetics, equilibrium andrate expressions; chiral catalysis, Surface Science in Catalysis, Catalytic Materials; Supports; Active Components, Classes of reactions and types of reactors; Catalyst preparation methods; Characterization of catalysts; Catalysis in super critical media; Brief introduction of organo and electro-catalysis; Structure-activity-property-stability of catalysts, Catalysts in chemical industry, Catalysis in petroleum refining and petrochemicals; Catalysis in the utilization of renewable feed stocks and concepts of sustainable chemistry.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseAdvanced Surface ScienceIntroduction to Surface Science - Surface phenomena - Adsorption, Desorption, Adsorption Models, Special properties of surfaces and interfaces, Electronic structure of surfaces, Surface modification and its applications, Nanoscale catalysis and applications, Surface spectroscopy and microscopy tools for nanocatalysis.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0093Advanced CourseComposite MaterialsConcept of Composite materials, Various types of composites, Classification based on Matrix Material: Organic Matrix composites, Polymer matrix composites (PMC), Carbon matrix Composites or Carbon-Carbon Composites, Metal matrix composites (MMC), Ceramic matrix composites (CMC); Classification based on reinforcements: Fiber Reinforced Composites, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites, Laminar Composites, Particulate Composites, Reinforcements/ Fibers, Types of fibres, Multiphase fibers, Polymer matrix composites: Preparation of Molding compounds and prepregs, hand layup method, Autoclave method, Filament winding method, Compression molding, Types of polymer composites: Intercalated, exfoliated and partially exfoliated, Reaction injection molding, Processing and characteristics of nano-composites, hybrid composites, functionally graded composites, smart and functional composites. Characterization of Composite Materials, Mechanical and thermal properties of composites, Processing of Advanced composites, Carbon – Carbon composites, Applications of composites in automobile, energy conversion/storage, hydrogen storage materials/tank.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-CS-AD-0103Advanced CoursePorous MaterialsDefinitions, Micro-Porous and Mesoporous Solids, Structural Chemistry of Zeolite Framework Types, MOFs, COFs, Synthesis, Structure Determination, Role of the Structure directing Agents, The Chemistry of Microporous Framework Solids, Adsorption and Diffusion, Catalytic Applications, hydrogen storage, separation, CO2 sequestration, sensors.2CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced MaterialsBasics: Mechanics of materials, mechanical properties, dislocation theory, mechanical testing methods, creep and relaxation behaviour of common engineering materials;
Advanced materials: Polymers, conductive polymers, ceramics, composites, nano-composites, smart materials, high temperature materials, bearing materials, materials for sensors and actuators; Material characterization: Optical and X-ray spectroscopy, diffraction methods (X-ray diffraction, Crystallographic texture measurements, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, EBSD, etc.), Atomic probe micro analysis (AFM), Thermo gravity analysis; Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial and Laboratory.
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AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Mechanics of SolidsStress; Stress tensor, stress transformation, principal stresses. Equilibrium. Strain; Linear strain components, Compatibility. Constitutive Relations; Isotropic and orthotropic materials, Failure Theories. Two dimensional elasticity; Mohr’s Circle. Polar coordinates. Airy’s Stress Function for simple systems. Stress concentration factors. Stresses in pressure vessels and rotating discs. Torsion of bars of various sections. Beam bending; Deflections. Three Moment equation. Unsymmetric bending, bending stress and shear and shear center. Variational principles; Equilibrium-Virtual work and the Principle of Stationary Potential Energy, Compatibility-Principle of Stationary Complementary Energy, Castigliano’s Theorems, Applications. Elastic Stability; Euler’s Bucking Load for columns. Energy methods, Stability of simple frames.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseAnalytical MechanicsOptimum Path: Fermat’s Principle, Brachistochrone Problem. Calculus of Variation in Mechanics for Conservative Systems. Degrees of Freedom and the Configuration Space. The Concept of Functionals and their Variations. Virtual work, the varied path. Hamilton’s Principle of Stationary Action, Lagrange’s Equations of Motion. Applications of Lagrange’s Equations: Equations of motion of multi-degree of freedom systems. Vibrations of discrete systems (of lumped masses) and continuous elastic systems. Lagrange Multipliers for Constrained Systems, Applications. Hamiltonian Mechanics: The Legendre Transformations, Hamilton’s Canonical Equations of Motion, Applications. Accelerating /rotating reference frames. Dynamics of rotation of rigid bodies. Central force systems; Motion of satellites.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseComputational Fluid Flow and Heat TransferDiscretization procedure in Finite-difference and Finite-volume methods. Fundamentals of Fluid Flow Modelling. Staggered and Collocated grids. Explicit methods: MAC, SMAC methods for solving Navier-Stokes and Energy equations. Implicit Methods: SIMPLE and SIMPLER. Pressure Solvers: conjugate gradient method, strongly Implicit procedure. Grid-Generation: Algebraic, Transfinite, Poisson equation methods. Finite-volume based Navier-Stokes solution on arbitrary geometry using non-orthogonal grids.
Introduction to Turbulence modelling (two equation models).
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AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseConvective Heat and Mass TransferConservation equations, boundary layers, free convection, forced convection. Heat transfer in laminar and turbulent, internal as well as external flows, mixed convection. Combined convection and radiation. Boiling and Condensation. Molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficient. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer; Applications.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseDigital Signal Processing and ApplicationsElements of analog and digital signal processing, Advantages of Digital over Analog, Sampling Theorem.
Discrete Time Signals & Systems: Classification, Analysis of LT Systems, of LTI system, Response to Arbitrary Inputs, Causality & Stability, Correlation, Convolution, Finite & Infinite Impulse Response, Recursive & Non-Recursive Systems, Difference Equations.
Z-Transform: Definition, Properties, Inverse-Z and Analysis in Z-domain.
Fourier Analysis: Continuous & Discrete-Time Fourier Series, Power density spectrum, Fourier transform, Frequency-domain characteristics of LTI systems, DFT & properties, Linear filtering using DFT, Frequency analysis using DFT, Understanding FFT.
Digital filter design: Characteristics and design of filters, Future trends, Applications, tutorial and hands-on training.
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AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseDynamics and Control of Rigid Body Mechanical SystemsFundamental concepts and assumptions; Basic terminologies; Reference frame and coordinate systems; Kinematics of rigid bodies; Rotation and Translation; Rotation matrix and homogeneous transformation matrix; Euler’s theorem and Chasles theorem; Generalized Coordinates, Degrees-of-freedom, Motion constraints – holonomic and non-holonomic; Rolling bodies; Forces and Moments in a rigid body system; Physical forces, conservative and non-conservative; Inertial forces and concept of inertia; Parallel axis theorem and principal moments of inertia; Inertia ellipsoid; Energy in a rigid body system, work-energy principles and energy methods; Principles of analytical dynamics; Principle of Stationary Action; Generalized forces; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian, D’Alemberts Principle, Euler-Lagrange equations as necessary condition for stationary action; Derivations of equations of motion of rigid body mechanical systems; Structure of equations of motion of a rigid body mechanical system; Forward dynamics and Inverse dynamics; Constraint equations and Constraint forces. Discussion on selected case studies.
Dynamics of linear systems and dynamic response; Transfer functions; Block diagrams; Controllability, Observability; Detectability, Minimal Realization, Concept of poles and zeros, Equilibrium points; Frequency domain analysis; Root locus and Bode analysis; ; Design of controller using pole placement, State space description, PID control, Feedback controller, Concept of Stability, Estimator design; Fundamentals of optimal control. Study of control system on selected case studies.
Introduction to Digital control; Effect of sampling; Linear difference equations and discrete transfer function; z-Transforms; Sampled-data systems; Delays; Notions of digital controller designs; Notion of optimal estimation and Kalman Filter; Quantization effect;
Introduction to Non-linear control; Linearization concept; Input-output Feedback Linearization; Energy methods and Lyapunov Stability Theory; Concept of Adaptive Controller/Sliding mode control; Discussion of selected case studies.
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AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseElectrical and Electronic Circuits and DevicesElectric Circuits and Components; Network Theorems: Thevenin, Norton, Superposition, Maximum Power Transfer; Circuit Analysis, Transformer, Impedance Matching, Grounding and Electrical Interference, Electrical Safety; Semiconductor Electronics: Diodes and its application; Operation, characteristics : Three terminal devices –- BJT, JFET, MOSFET; Four terminal devices- SCR, Diac, Triac; Amplifiers using BJT, FET; Operational amplifiers; Modern devices: CMOS, MESFET, MODFET, HBT; Computing: Number, system and code conversion, Logic gates, Boolean algebra; Combinational / Sequential Logic circuits – Latch, RS-, JK-, T-, D-, Flip flops, Buffer Register;
Counters, Shift registers. Decoder, Encoder, MUX, DMUX, RAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM; Programmable logic devices.
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AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseMechanical VibrationFree vibrations and response of single-degree-of-freedom systems to harmonic, periodic and general excitations, Energy dissipation and damping, Duhamel’s Convolution Integral for response to general time varying excitation.
Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems; Lagrange’s Equations. Free Vibration- The Eigenvalue Problem, Orthogonality of Modal Vectors, Dynamic response by Modal Analysis. Rayleigh’s Quotient.
Distributed Systems; Exact solutions of free and forced vibrations of bars and beams (axial, torsional and bending). Modal shapes and natural frequencies of continuous systems, Systems with lumped masses, Rayleigh’s Principle.
Approximate Methods; Transfer Matrix Methods, Holzer’s Method for Torsional Vibration, Myklestad’s Method for bending vibration, Dunkerley’s Method, Modal Superposition Methods.
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AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseMechanics of Composite MaterialsIntroduction to Composite Materials, Classification of composites; Fibres and matrices; Manufacturing, mechanical properties and applications of composites. Stress strain relationships for a unidirectional / bidirectional lamina; strengths, thermal and moisture expansion coefficients. Determination of physical and engineering properties of a unidirectional lamina from the individual properties of the fibre and the matrix, fibre volume fraction, and fibre packing. Determination of the elastic stiffnesses and mechanical loads on laminate based on the values of individual laminae and the stacking sequence. Failure Criteria for a unidirectional composite lamina and a laminate; Design of laminated composite and other issues.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0113Advanced CourseMicrocontrollers and Embedded System DesignIntroduction to embedded systems and architecture, System design using specification and modeling tools; Overview of embedded computing platforms; Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, DSP’s and SoC’s, Hardware – Software design and partitioning; Design issues, consideration and trade–offs: Performance memory, power, timing, cost, and development time. Memory hierarchy, System Interfaces and Communication with peripheral units, timers counters, Introduction to Real-time system and Real-time Scheduling; Real – time software development: High level languages and Programming issues, Systems performance: Networked embedded systems; Future Trends, Applications, Tutorial and Laboratory.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0123Advanced CourseMachines and MechanismsRotation and Plane motion of a rigid body; Kinematic Pairs, Chains, Diagrams. Four Link Planar Mechanisms and their Inversions; Grubler’s criterion and Grashof’s criterion; Analysis of planar mechanisms – Graphical and Analytical methods; Synthesis of planar mechanisms – Motion, Path and Function generation problems - Graphical and Analytical approaches; Introduction to Machine Elements – Cams, Gears, Brakes, Clutches etc; Cams – classification of cams and followers, nomenclature, description and analysis of follower motion, pressure angle. Determination of basic dimensions, Synthesis of cam profiles – Graphical and Analytical methods; Gears – terminology, fundamental law of gearing, involute profile. Interference and undercutting, Simple, Compound and Epicyclic gear trains.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0133Advanced CourseManufacturing Process ModelingBrief overview of common manufacturing processes; Introduction to numerical methods (working principle, merits-demerits and applications): FDM, FVM, FEM; Introduction to statistical process modelling and analysis; Transport phenomena during solidification – its implication in casting and welding: governing equations, discretization and solution technique; Analytical method to solve the heat conduction equation applied to thermal processes like welding and surface hardening; Different analysis techniques of metal forming processes: slab analysis of rolling process, slip line analysis of punching, FE analysis of thermal forming; Analytical modelling of orthogonal machining; Application of numerical modelling techniques to powder metallurgy.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0143Advanced CourseOptimization Techniques in EngineeringClassical optimization methods, unconstrained minimization, univariate, conjugate direction, gradient and variable metric methods, constrained minimization, feasible direction and projections. multi-objective optimization, classical methods for solving multi-objective optimization, genetic algorithms (GAs), multi-objective GAs, engineering applications.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0153Advanced CourseRoboticsRobotics introduction, classification and components. Rigid body transformation in R3, Homogeneous representation, Denavit-Hertenberg representation. Forward and Inverse kinematics; Redundant and Non-redundant robots; Differential kinematics, velocities, and their transformations; Geometric and analytical Jacobians; Manipulability, Isotropy and Workspace analysis; Manipulator statics, Velocity-force duality, Recursive computation of velocities and accelerations, Manipulator dynamics -Newton-Euler and Euler-Lagrange; Equation of motion. Path planning in joint and task space, Obstacle avoidance and optimal planning, Review of robot control methods. Optimization in robotics, Human-robot interaction, Joint and link flexibilities, Walking machines and exoskeletons, Robot hand and multi-fingered grasp, Manipulation and control, Tendon driven manipulator.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-ES-AD-0163Advanced CourseWear of Materials and Surface Modification TechnologiesSurfaces and Substrates: Surface topography, physico-chemical aspects of solid surfaces, and importance of substrate.

Friction and Wear: Laws of friction, mechanisms of friction, stick slip, Abrasive wear, Adhesive wear, Erosion, Corrosive wear, Fatigue wear, Delamination of wear, and Fretting wear.

Applications: Wear Behavior of Engineering Materials, Metallic materials, Ceramics, Polymers and Industrial applications.

Surface Modification Techniques: Electro deposition, Plasma spray, Physical vapour deposition, Chemical vapour deposition, Sol-gel coatings and Spin coating methods.
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AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CourseMathematics for EngineersLinear algebra: Linear independence, Orthogonality, Vector Spaces and their bases and dimensions, Gram-Schmidt method for orthogonal basis set, Orthogonal projections. Matrices, Solution methods for linear simultaneous equations, Eigenvalue problem.
Vector analysis: Vector differentiation, Applications, Vector operators: Grad, Div and Curl. Vector integration & related integral theorems, Applications. Cylindrical and spherical Co-ordinate systems.
Differential equations: Linear ODEs of first and second orders, Linear second order equations, Applications. Laplace transform, Applications. Fourier series and applications. Partial differential equations of first and second orders. Laplace and wave equations.
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AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Control SystemIntroduction and Motivation: Role of Controls in Mechatronics, Mathematical Preliminaries, Review of classical control concepts, Root locus technique; Frequency response analysis, Bode Plot, Design of PID Controller, Controller tuning.
State space design: Modeling of physical systems, Concepts of state, State-space, Representation of Linear system, Controllability and Observability, Stabilizability and Delectability, Observer design.
Advance controller design: Kalman Filters as dynamic system state Observers, Notion of nonlinear control, Basics of nonlinear control, Nonlinear control methods, Feedback linearization (input-state & input-output linearization),Fundamentals of Lyapunov Stability Theory (Autonomous Systems), Advanced Stability Theory (Non-autonomous Systems), Robust Outer Loop Controller, Sliding Mode Controller Design.
Hands on experience with MATLAB / SIMULINK model development,
Verification of control performance using P/PI/PID controllers,
Case studies on nonlinear controller development,
Hands-on experience with application of different nonlinear control systems.
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AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0033Advanced CourseCAD and Computer GraphicsGenesis of CAD, Simulation & visualization, , Concepts of CAE and Virtual prototyping, Geometric object modeling: Analytical representation of curves & surfaces, Various curves and surfaces (B-Spline, Bezier, NURBS), Intersection calculations, Assembly modeling techniques.
Computer graphics: Linear algebra, Screen coordinates, Window coordinates, Graphics library, Rendering pipeline architecture, Homogeneous coordinates & transformation matrices, Quaternion, Projection matrices, Types of buffers, Display interpolation techniques, Lightning, Wireframe, Shading models, Texture mapping, Ray casting, Ray tracing, Normal vectors, Evaluators & NURBS, Modeling of sculpture surface, Selection and feedback, Concepts of scenes and scene graphics, Hierarchical modeling Concepts, Kinematic simulation of an hierarchical model, Stereo visualization.
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AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0043Advanced CourseFinite Element MethodsMatrix methods review; Stationary Principles, Rayleigh Ritz and Hellinger Reissner Methods. Virtual Work, Governing Equations, Weighted Residual (Galerkin) Method and Weak Forms, Formulations of one dimensional elements (axial bar, the Euler beam) using Direct and Variational Methods. Solutions to simple truss and frame problems. Interpolation, C0 and C1 elements, Convergence requirements. Isoparametric one and two dimensional elements; Linear and Quadratic Timoshenko beam elements; shear locking. Linear 2D plane stress /plane strain element; parasitic shear, Reduced integration, Elementary theory of plates and plate elements; Mindlin and Kirchhoff element formulations, Concepts of locking. Full, reduced and selective integration techniques. Axi-symmetric elements. The Bestfit paradigm of FEA.3CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-CMERI
AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0053Advanced CourseA Comprehensive Approach to Computer VisionFundamentals of Computer Vision: Role of vision to achieve simple goals i.e. high level capabilities of vision using cognitive processes, geometric models and low level capability for object perception, representation of images.
Computer Vision Research and Application on image formation, camera model and camera calibration, properties of projection, interaction of light and its modeling, perspective modeling, homogeneous coordinate, lens equation, types of image digitizers and image digitizing components.
Filtering and Edge Detection, Fourier transform, Feature Extraction, Wavelets and sub-band coding.
Scale Invariant Feature Transform, Optical Flow, Singular Value Decomposition, Fundamental Matrix, Stereo Vision, Epipolar Geometry and Essential Matrix
Tutorial on MATLAB platform and Project.
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AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0063Advanced CourseMachine LearningMachine Learning Basics and Statistical Modelling : Machine Learning languages, types and examples, Machine Learning vs. Statistical Modelling, Supervised vs. Unsupervised. Learning : Learn about Classification, K-Nearest Neighbor's, Regression, The differences between Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
Machine Learning Algorithms, Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Decision Tree, Support Vector Machines, Naive Bayes Classifier.
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AcSIR-12-MIS-AD-0073Advanced CourseComputer Programming and Numerical MethodsComputer programming: Introduction of 'C', Operators, Conditional statements and loops, Arrays, Functions, Structures and unions, Pointers, Files handling
C++ overview, Classes in C++, Overloading, Inheritance, Overview of Visual C++
MATLAB - Basic, Matrix operations and functions in MATLAB, MATLAB scripts and functions (m-files), Simple sequential algorithms, Reading and writing data
Numerical methods: Introduction, finite floating point arithmetic, catastrophic cancellation, chopping and rounding errors, Solution of nonlinear equations, bisection, , Newton's & Muller's method, fixed point iteration, Numerical optimization, Golden section search, Newton's method optimization; linear algebraic equations, forward Gaussian elimination, pivoting, scaling, back substitution, LU-decomposition, norms and errors, condition numbers, iterations, Newton's method for systems, computer implementation, Interpolation- Lagrange, Newton & inverse.
Numerical Integration; finite differences, Newton-Cotes, trapezoidal, Simpson's rule, extrapolation, Gaussian quadrature; Numerical solution of ODE, Euler's method, Runge-Kutta method, multi-step methods, predictor-corrector methods, rates of convergence, global errors, algebraic and shooting methods, boundary value problems, computer implementation.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Geotechnical EngineeringIntroduction to basic Geotechnical engineering: Sub soil investigation using SPT, SCPT, DCPT and Plate load tests, analysis of data, shear strength, consolidation characteristics, and settlement analysis.
Ground improvement Techniques: Soil improvement, dynamic compaction, Lime stabilization, Cement stabilization, organic and inorganic stabilizers, , Blasting, drains, Lime columns, Soil grouting, soft soils, embankments on soft soils, stage construction Vertical sand drains, Prefabricated vertical drains (PVD), Fiber drains, Instrumentation techniques, peizo-meters, settlement gauges, inclinometers, Field tests on soft soils, Stone columns, wet and dry methods, soil nailing, pull out tests, construction process, design methods, case studies.
Stability of slopes and earth retaining structures: Earthen embankments, specifications, case histories, Finite and infinite slopes, Method of slices, Bishop’s method, Factor of safety, submerged case, sudden draw-down case, steady seepage case, long term and short term stability, gravity walls, cantilever walls.
Geosynthetic materials for highway applications: Geotextiles, woven, non-woven, Geo ties, Geogrids, Properties, applications, Reinforced earth walls, Mechanism, Reinforcement-soil interaction, Analysis and design checks, Internal and external stability, Tests for soil reinforcement, Field applications, software applications.
Environmental Geo-techniques: Utilization of Waste materials, Reduction of carbon footprint, Hazardous waste containment, slurry wastes, Liners, Stability of landfills, landfill construction, Design aspects, Barriers.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Highway Engineering MaterialsSoils and Aggregates : New Materials for Soil Stabilization, Geosynthetics (Applications and Economics) , Production of Quality Aggregates, Requirements of Aggregates for High Speed Road Corridors and Airfield Pavements, Factors affecting Adhesion of Bitumen with different Aggregate, Durability, Transportation and Economics. Beneficiation of Marginal Materials, New Materials for Sub base and Base Courses. Characterization of Fly Ash, Properties and Applications of Metallurgical Slag as Soil & Aggregate, Beneficiation and Use of Industrial and Mining Waste, Characterization and Use of Demolition Waste. Paving Bitumen: Composition, Structure and Rheology, Durability, Physical Constants, Performance Based (SHRP) Specifications, Additives viz. Warm Mix Additives and Anti-stripping Agent. Value Added Bitumen Products: Specification of Multigrade Bitumen, Rubber and Polymer Modified Bitumen, Bitumen Emulsion, Modified Bitumen Emulsions, Foam Bitumen, Rejuvenating Agents, Pigmentable Bitumen, Fuels Resistant Bitumen, Cut-back Bitumen, Hard Bitumen, Oxidized Bitumen, Sulphur Extended Bitumen.3CSIR-Central Road Research InstituteCSIR-CRRI
AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseDesign and Construction of PavementsIntroduction: Types, components and comparison of pavements, Factors affecting design/performance of pavements, Road and airport pavements;
Stresses and deflections in flexible pavements: Stresses and deflections in homogenous masses; layer theories; wheel load stresses, ESWL computation, Repeated loads and EWL factors; sustained loads. Transient traffic loads. Flexible pavement design methods;
Stresses in rigid pavements: Types of stresses and causes, general considerations in rigid pavement analysis, EWL;
Rigid pavement design: Design of CC pavements, Types of joints in cement concrete pavements and their functions, joint spacing ; design of joint details;
Equipment/Machinery in highway construction: Equipments for excavation, grading and compaction. Equipments for bituminous, cement concrete, stabilised and composite pavements. Earthwork construction, problems, quality control aspects. Design factors; Flexible pavements: Specifications of materials, choice, construction method and field control checks for various specifications of sub-base, base, binder and surface course layers and mix design methods;
Cement concrete pavement layers: Specifications and method of cement concrete pavement construction, quality control aspects;
Drainage: Design and construction of drainage systems for road pavements, drainage materials, procedures and guidelines. Maintenance of pavements, shoulders and drainage; Hill Roads: Special problems in construction and maintenance of hill roads; landslides, causes, investigations and remedial measures.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseDynamics of StructuresIntroduction (need of dynamics, role of dynamics in mechanics-safety-forensic eng., source & nature of dynamic loading). Single degree freedom system (SDOF). Multi-degree of freedom system. Continuous system. Random Vibration. Frequency domain and time domain analysis, spectral methods. Modeling of dynamic forces- Wind forces on structures. Earthquake loading on structures. Blast-Resistant design. Modeling sea wave forces. Soil structure interaction, nonlinearity in structures, Pushover analysis. Control of vibration. Experimental study of vibration from structures with a case study.3CSIR-Central Road Research InstituteCSIR-CRRI
AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseFinite Element AnalysisIntroduction to Finite Element: Mathematical aspects of analysis, Matrix operations, Elastic modeling of an object. Basic Concepts: Concepts of Finite Element Analysis, Virtual Work and Variational Principle. Finite Element Method: Displacement Approach, Stiffness Matrix and Boundary Conditions. Element Properties: Natural Coordinates, Triangular Elements, Rectangular Elements, Lagrange and Serendipity Elements, Solid Elements, Isoparametric Formulation. Stiffness Matrix of Isoparametric Elements, Beam elements. Solution of equations, Numerical Integration. Interpretation of results.
Exposure to general FEM software- NISA, SAP, STAAD etc.
Case studies: One Dimensional heat problem, truss, beam and shells.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseNoise and VibrationIntroduction to Noise and Vibration: Concepts of Noise and Vibration, Noise Absorption, Reflection & Transmission. Air born Noise and Vibration, Ground Born Noise and Vibration, Sound Transmission Loss (TL), Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) & Sound Transmission Class (STC); Noise and Vibration Criteria: Noise and Vibration criteria in Train and Building; Noise and Vibration Measurement: Instrument and Sensors, Indoor Measurement and Outdoor Measurement, Compare with National and International Guidelines; Noise and Vibration Propagation: Noise Propagation for Line Source and Point Source, Vibration Propagation in different types of soil and Rock; Noise & Vibration Control Techniques: Design of Noise Isolation System, Design of Vibration Isolation System.3CSIR-Central Road Research InstituteCSIR-CRRI
AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0073Advanced CoursePavement Evaluation Techniques and Management SystemPavement Evaluation
Evaluation of functional performance and serviceability of pavements, evaluation of pavement structural capacity, distress types and causes, safety- skid resistance etc., combined measures of pavement quality, data management.
Introduction to PMS - Prediction models for pavement deterioration, rehabilitation and maintenance strategies, Framework for pavement design, characterization of physical design inputs, basic structural response models, Intervention criteria for maintenance planning, economic evaluation of alternate pavement design strategies – selection of optimal design strategy, HDM – 4 & other tools, Pavement life cycle assessment. Implementation of PMS, Asset Management.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseSoft Computing Techniques in Transportation EngineeringIntroduction to Neural Networks: Artificial Neuron and its models, activation functions, Neural Network architecture, single layer and multilayer feed forward networks, various learning techniques, convergence rules.
Neural Network Models: Architecture, perception models, Single ANN model, Multi layer ANN model, back propagation learning models, effect of learning rules, back-propagation algorithm, factors effecting back-propagation algorithm, Radial basis function. Bayesian networks, Application of ANN models to traffic engineering and transportation planning.
Introduction to Fuzzy Logic: Basic concepts of fuzzy logic, fuzzy sets, fuzzy set theory and operations, Properties of fuzzy sets, Fuzzy and crisp relations.
Fuzzy logic Models: Membership functions, interference in fuzzy logic, fuzzy if then rules, fuzzy implications and fuzzy algorithm, fuzzyfications and de- fuzzyfications, fuzzy controllers. Applications of fuzzy logic in Traffic and Transportation Planning.
Genetic Algorithm: Basic concepts, Procedure of GA, Genetic representations, Initialization, genetic operators, mutation, generation, cycle. Applications related to transportation engineering.
Hybrid Modeling Techniques: Integration of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Algorithm Based Back propagation Networks, Fuzzy Back Propagation Networks.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseTraffic Engineering & Road SafetyTraffic Engineering - Definition, concepts, scope and utility;
Traffic Flow Theory – Fundamentals, Scope, relationship between the variables of traffic flow, relationship between speed and traffic elements;
Design of Streets and Highways Infrastructure - Design Control Criteria for highway alignment, geometry of highway elements;
Highway Capacity - Review, definition, factors affecting capacity and level of service, capacity of basic freeway segment and two lane bi directional rural carriageways, capacity of signalized intersection, design and operation, evaluation of weaving section;
Design of Intersection and Inter Changes - Intersection conflict, type of intersections, design of inter-section design elements, ramp gradient, acceleration and deceleration lanes; Traffic Signal Control and Regulation - Introduction, warrant for signal phasing, signal aspect and inter green period. Vehicle actuated signal facilities, effect of traffic and environmental factors, optimization of signal approach, Coordination of traffic signals, Area Traffic Control (ATC) system. Regulation of speed, Parking regulation and enforcement; Street Infrastructure - Street lighting, vehicle lighting, Lighting of carriageways, Guard rails, traffic signs, highway landscapes and drainage;
Traffic Management - Traffic management measures, Transport System Management (TSM) techniques and its application, Impact of TSM techniques;
Road Safety - Characteristics of Road accidents. Planning & Road Design for Safety. Safety Audits (RSA) including RSA Principles and Issues, RSA Procedures and RSA Checklists.
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AcSIR-14-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseTransportation PlanningIntroduction to Transportation Planning: Introduction to transport planning practices, transportation problem and problem domain in Indian context, objectives and constrains, flow chart for transportation planning process.
Transportation Planning Process: Zoning & travel demand surveys, transportation planning process-inventory, model building, forecasting and evaluation stages.
Trip Generation Models: Regression models, Category analysis, House hold models, Trip attractions, Quick Response Techniques.
Trip Distribution Models: Trip distributions Models-Growth factor models, Gravity models, Opportunity models.
Mode Choice Models: Utility maximisation theory, functional form, elasticity of demand, modelling mode choice - probabilistic models such as probit, logit model etc.
Network Assignment Models: Elements of transport networks, shortest paths, All-or-Nothing (AON) Assignment, equilibrium, user equilibrium (UE), stochastic user equilibrium (SUE), and Frank Wolfe (FW) Algorithm and MSA algorithm.
Land Use Transportation Models: Location Models-Opportunity models, accessibility models, lower based land use transportation models in practice, Lowry models.
Urban and Regional Mass Transport Planning: Introduction to Urban and Regional mass transportation planning, planning for intermediate public transport (IPT)
Planning for non motorised transport: Issues of non motorised transport, planning for bicycles, pedestrians and other slow moving vehicles.
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AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseBiomedical-InstrumentationIntroduction-Cellular organization: Cell, Action potential of cell, Transport of substances across biological membrane.
Cardiovascularsystem: Heart, arterial and venous system, blood, cardiac cycle. Basics of ECG, PCG. Measurement of blood pressure by direct and indirect methods. Plethysmography. Defibrillators: DC defibrillators, AC defibrillators of capacitance discharge and delayline capacitancedischargewith basic circuitdiagrams. Types of electrodes andtheirfeatures.
Cardiac Pacemakers: AsynchronousandSynchronous(demand)Modeofoperation.External andImplantableAsynchronous pacemakers. Working Principles, modes of triggering. Respiratory system: TracheaandLungs. RespiratoryPhysiology,Spirometry, Ventilators. Nervoussystem andspecialsenses:Nervephysiology.BasicsofEEG.Electrodesusedfor measurement ofEEG.
Skeletalsystem: ClassificationofBones,JointsandMuscles-Structureandfunction,Basics of EMG.
Bi-potential Electrodes: Electrode electrolyte interface, half-cell potential polarization, electrodeskin interfaceand motion artefact. Types of electrodes. Micro electrodes.
Miscellaneous: Hearing aids, Heamodialysers- types of exchangers. Lasers in Surgery, Principles and applications of Endoscopes.
Electrical hazardsinhospitals:Patientelectricalsafety, typesof hazards,patientisolation, physicaleffects of current,let–go–current,Microshocks,different waysfor electricalaccident tooccur, safetyinstructioncircuits, electricalgrounding &effects.
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AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseCircuit TheoryElectriccircuits and components: Introduction, basic electrical elements, resistor, capacitor, inductor, Kirchhoff’s laws, voltage and current sources and meters, network theorems, AC/DC circuit analysis, transformer, impedance matching, grounding and electrical interference. Waveforms, signals, untransient steady state responses of RLC circuits, Laplace, signal superposition & Fourier transforms along with linear algebra, Differential equations for solving circuit problems.2CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments OrganisationCSIR-CSIO
AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseDigital Image ProcessingIntroduction: Elements of visual perceptions, digital Image sensing, sampling and quantization, digital image representation, basic relationship between pixels, elements of digital image processing system.
Image transforms: Discrete Fourier transform and properties, separable image transforms, image enhancement. Wavelet transforms.
Restoration and Reconstruction: Image restoration, image segmentation, image reconstruction from projections.
Statistical pattern recognition: Cluster analysis, feature selection &extraction, syntactic pattern recognition: stochastic languages, problem solving methods for pattern recognition.
Case studies: Medical image processing, colour image processing, thermal image processing.
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AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseElectronic Design & SimulationIntroduction to Electronic design, automation, EDA development tools & applications, basics of schematic capture, properties & characteristics of active and passive components; PCB layout design, PCB manufacturing processes, Circuit design for analog and digital signals, mix signal simulation, ground and power supply requirements.
EMI fundamentals, thermal design and simulation.
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AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseMechanical Design & SimulationIntroduction to Optics Software for Layout &Optimization (OSLO), Paraxial Optics, third order aberrations; Design & Evaluation of Optical Systems Consisting of One, two & three elements using OSLO.
Introduction to drawings 2D, 3D and Projection, Drawing view of components & assembly. Modelling Approaches: Geometric modelling, Wire-frame modelling, part modelling, assembly modelling, Sheet Metal modelling. Rendering of Visualization.
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis: Static, Frequency, Thermal & Dynamic analysis
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AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseSignal ProcessingSignals and Systems, Continuous time signals, sampling theorem, discrete time signals and systems, classification; Transforms, Analysis and Filters, Analysis of linear systems, correlation of discrete time signals, frequency domain analysis, DFT, FFT, z-transform, IIR/FIR digital filter design, basics of DSP processors; Signal processing in instrumentation, case studies.3CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments OrganisationCSIR-CSIO
AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseStatistical Analysis & Machine LearningStatistical Analysis: Statistics In Research, Common Terms in Statistics, Constraints in Research, Population and Sample, Choosing Appropriate Sample Size, Sampling, Errorsin Sampling, Data Collection, Biasin Statistics, Data representation, Types of Data, Data Analysis, Measures of Central Tendency, Standard deviation, Variance, Standard Error of Means, Gaussian Distribution, Normal Distribution Curve, Skewness,Tests of Significance– t/z/ANOVA, chi squaretest, correlation and regression analysis.
Applied Machine Learning: Linear algebra revisited, ML Tools, Introduction to Machine Learning - Supervised Vs. Unsupervised Learning, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Regularization, Neural networks- Representation and Learning, Machine Learning System Design, Support Vector Machines, Clustering, Dimensionality reduction, Anomaly detection, Recommender systems, Largescale machine learning, Applications- e-Nose, i-Tongue, cancer,Iris, Boston housing, sonar, wine, etc.
Hybrid systems: Uncertainty and imprecision, fuzzy systems, linguistic rules, approximate reasons, neuro-fuzzy systems, genetical gorithms and evolving neural networks, applications in control, inspection, monitoring, forecasting, recognition and diagnosis, Applications/Case Studies: Engineering design optimization, optimiser behaviour evaluation through stochastic analysis, performance analysis, optical design and engineering, mechatronic products, agro applications.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials and NanosciencePolymeric materials: Science and engineering, Overview of polymeric materials,structural,thermal,electrical and mechanical properties of liquid crystalline semiconducting and conducting polymers,organic-inorganic hybrid functional materials,biomimetic polymers and biohybrid nanomaterials synthesis and applications.
Advanced nanomaterials for energy harvesting and storage: Solar spectrum; catalysis; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; and phototelectrocatalysis; renewable energy technologies; Hydrogen energy, solar photovoltaic, battery, supercapacitor and fuel cells, nanomaterials in energy, 2D materials(TMDs, Mxenes, etc.,), Oxides, Nitrides , etc.
Material Science & Engineering: Geometry of crystals; crystal directions and planes; point imperfections,line imperfection; surface imperfections, the phase rule, single-component systems,binary phase diagrams,microstructural changes during cooling, the lever ruls, ironcarbon phase diagram structural characterization, x-ray diffraction, ferroeclectirc materials, magnetic material,dielectric materials and their applications, composite materials.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAnalytical InstrumentationSpectroscopic techniques: Atomic emission and absorption spectroscopy (UV-visible, NIR, FTIR, Photoluminescence), Raman spectroscopy, NMR.
Separation techniques: Chromatography (gas, ion, liquid, high-pressure liquid chromatography)
Electro-chemical instrumentation: Electro-analytical techniques- Cyclic voltammetry, Potentiometry, Impedance spectroscopy, Amperometry
Microscopy: Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Tunnelling microscope, Atomic force microscope and applications in material characterization.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseElectronic DevicesSemiconductor electronics: Junction diode, Zener diode, Analysis of diode circuit, Three terminaldevices-BJT,JFET,MOSFET, Photo devices photodiodes, Phototransistors, LED, LCD, Opto-isolatorandopto couplers, Amplifiers: BJT, FET amplifier, Singlestage, Multistage power amplifiers, Class A, B, C and D amplifiers, Differential amplifiers, OPAMPs, Specifications, characteristics and applications, Practical OPAMP, Interpretation of data sheets of an OPAMP, Active filters and oscillators.
Number system and code conversion, Logic gates, Boolean algebra, Combinational logic circuits, Sequential logic circuits-latch, RS, JK, T, D flip flops, Shift registers, Counters,
Digital building blocks: Decoder, Encoder, MUX, DMUX, A/D, D/A converters, memories, Programmable logic devices, Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, Display devices.
Four terminal devices: SCR, DIAC, TRIAC, Construction, Rating characteristics and applications of SCR, DIAC, TRIAC, IGBT.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseOptics and Opto-electronicsReflection, Refraction, Wave theory, Interference, Diffraction, Polarization, Micro optics, Tolerance theory, Principles of holography
Basics of lasers and its applications, Optical fibres and its properties, Fibre half-block, Directional couplers, Fibre polarization components, Fibre gratings, OTDR, Optical spectrum analyzer
Photo detectors and detection techniques, Fibre optic and radiation sensors, Electro-optic and acousto-optic effect and its applications, Micro-structured optical fibre.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0053Advanced CoursePhotonics Devices and SystemsOptical amplifiers, Distributed feedback laser, Distributed Bragg reflector laser, FBG/LPG based sensing.
FO interferometric sensor: Fiber fabry perot and Mach Zehnder interferometer, FBG interrogation techniques based on amplitude, Wavelength, Phase and time demodulation, Raman, Brillion and Rayleigh scattering based sensors surface plasmon resonance: Basics and applications.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseSensors & TransducersSensor technologies: Physical principles & basic mechanisms in sensor systems, Thin and thick film technologies, Processing of micro-sensors, MEMS.
Sensor Structures: Impedance type, Semiconductor based, Resonance based, Electro-chemical cell, Colorimetric and fibre optic sensors.
Sensing effects and performance: Dielectric, Sorption, Conductivity, Resistivity, optical behaviour, Selective chemical sensing, Transduction principles, Transducer characteristics, classification of transducers, Methods for characterization of transducers-performance characteristics, Static & dynamic characteristics.
Sensor applications & hands on session: Mechanical, Acoustic, Temperature, IR, Humidity, Ion-selective, Medicine and biology.
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AcSIR-15-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseSmart Materials and ApplicationsConcept of smart materials, Classification of smart and functional materials, Organic and inorganic smart materials, Photoresponsive materials, pH stimuli materials, Temperature sensitive materials, Dual responsive, Piezoelectric materials, Shape-memory alloys, Self-healing materials chemoresponsive materials, Functional coating, Bomimetic functional materials, Multifunctional optical materials, Synthesis and characterization, Optical metamaterials, Smart optical material based light sources, Sensors and actuators, Applications of smart optical materials.2CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments OrganisationCSIR-CSIO
AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseMulti-Criteria Decision AnalysisThe course starts with an introduction to multi-objective optimziation basics and spends almost 50% of the
course on theory and classical multi-objective optimization techniques. The remaining 50% of the course is

spent on discussing implementation of these techniques in research and industrial problems in details. Multi-
criteria decision analysis is a valuable and increasingly widely-used tool to aid decision making where there

is a choice to be made between competing options. This is a unique course where students get an exposure
to both theory and numerical optimization methodologies involving classical and evolutionary methods
Strengths and weaknesses of each method are highlighted. The course also discusses a number of current
research issues, besides discussing a number of interesting case studies. The topics will be covered in the
Introduction to MCDA
Analytic Hierarchy Process
Analytic Network Process
Multi-Attribute Utility Theory
Goal Programming
Data Envelopment Analysis
Linear Optimization
Reference books:
Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Methods and Software by Alessio Ishizaka, Philippe Nermery
New Concepts and Trends of Hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Making by Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng
Kao-Yi Shen 2017
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AcSIR-15-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseDeep LearningDeep learning has gained attention of researchers from industry and academia worldwide driven by advancement in computational resources and availability of bigger datasets. It is a subset of machine learning and is inspired from human brain. In this course, the basic concepts of deep learning along with the practical applications and state-of-the-art techniques will be taught. The following topics will be covered in the course:
Introduction to deep neural networks
Linear neural networks
Multilayer Perceptrons
Optimisation for deep neural networks
Convolutional Neural Networks
Sequence modelling: Recurrent Neural networks and Attention mechanisms its variants
Representation Learning Generative Adversarial Networks .
Reference Goodfellow, lan, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville. Deep learning. MIT Aston press, 2016 Zhang, Zack C. Lipton, Mu Li, Alex J. Smola, Dive into deep Learning, online interactive book
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AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvancement in Plant BiotechnologyIntroduction of Biotechnology; Tissue Culture: Types and Methods; Somaclonal variations (concept and applications, visual, molecular and other screening methods); Different Culturing methods: Haploids (anther, ovule culture and bulbosum technique, detection of haploids, applications); Endosperm culture, triploid production and its application; Protoplast culture, somatic hybrids and cybrids, selection strategies and applications; Secondary metabolites, hairy root culture, molecular farming, scale up studies using bioreactors; Ex situ conservation, short and long term storage of germplasm; Applications of tissue culture in commercialization; In vitro methods of crop improvement using transgenic technology and their Implications: Gene amplificatuion and cloning: Cloning vectors and their characteristics, Restriction digestion, Ligation of DNA molecules, Recombinant selection and confirmation; Plant transformation: Construction of expression vector, Methods of transformation- Agrobacterium mediated and Gene gun; Transgenic analysis: PCR approach, Southern blotting, Northern blotting.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvances in Agronomy and Soil ChemistryModern concept of Agronomy and Principles of Agronomy; Plant essential nutrients and factors effecting nutrient availability to plants; Soil water; Soil microbes and biofertilizers, soil enzymes, biofertilizers; fertilizers and manures, soil-plant-water relations; dryland agriculture and abiotic stress mitigation in plants; biostimulants and their mode of action; Chemical composition of earth crust, soils, rocks and minerals; Soil colloids: Inorganic and organic colloids; Silicate structure, crystalline oxides and amorphous materials; stability and weathering of minerals; clay mineral transformation and synthesis; Origin of charge, concept of point of zero-charge (PZC) and its dependence on variable-change soil components, surface charge characteristics of soils; Soil acidity - formation and properties of acid and acid sulphate soils; Salt-affected soils - formation and properties; Chemical speciation of nutrient; chemistry of waterlogged soils; Organic matter – extraction, fractionation and characterization; interaction of organic matter with clay minerals and metals ions.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvances in Bioresources and Natural ProductsConcept of resource; classification of natural resources; Factors influencing resource availability; endemic bioresources of India, ecological principles for managing bioresources, ethical and historical aspects of bioresources; Resources and their related natural products: microbial, plant, mineral, water (including marine), land (including forest and soil) and energy resources; Concept of sustainability; Sustainable use of natural resources; Ethics of sustainable utilization: Bioresources for food security and rural livelihood: Bioresources and the global human economy, Life Cycle Assessment of production systems.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvances in Genetics and Plant BreedingHistory of Genetics, Cell ultra structure, Chromosome structure and Function, Chromosomal Aberrations : Structural and Numerical, Laws of Mendel: a. Law of Segregation, b. Law of Independent Assortment, Physical Basis of Heredity (Chromosomal theory of inheritance) Gene Symbols, Dominance and Lethal Genes, Gene interaction and Epistasis, Linkage and Crossing Over, Multiple Alleles, Mutation, The Genetic Material Replication and Repair of Genetic material, Organization of Genetic material, Genome maps, Gene Action: Genes, Biochemical Reaction and Protein, Transcription and RNA Processing, Translation, Population Genetics: Hardy Weinberg Law, factors affecting Gene Frequencies. Facts about plant breeding before the discovery of Mendelism; evolutionary concepts of genetics and plant breeding, Mating systems and their exploitation in crop breeding; Types of pollination - Mechanisms promoting cross pollination: self incompatibility and sterility, Sterility: male and female sterility – Types of male sterility: genic, cytoplasmic and cytoplasmic-genic, Genetic engineering technologies to create male sterility; prospects and problems - Use of self incompatibility and sterility in plant breeding – case studies, Population formation by hybridization - Types of population - Mendelian population, gene pool, composites, synthetics etc., Genetic basis of population improvement - Selection in cross fertilizing crops - Mass and recurrent selection methods and their modifications, Selection in self fertilizing crops and ways of creation of genetic variability; selection methods - Selection methods: mass selection, pureline selection, pedigree method (selection in early generations vs advanced generations); selection methods in cross pollinated crops - Selection in clonally propagated crops – assumptions and realities.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvances in Microbiology and Its ApplicationCurrent development in microbial taxonomy, phynotypic microarrays, chemotaxonomy, nuclic acid and protein based methods, Metagenomics approach, Basis of adaptation to extreme environments, biotechnological applications of extremophilic microorganisms, indistrially important extremophylic enzymes, Bioprospecting salt tolerant bacteria, Mechanisms of action of plant growth promoting bacteria, General introduction to biofertilizers, Current status of use of biofertilizers, plant growth promoting bacteria for soil fertility, disease, and stress tolerance.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAlgal TechnologiesNatural product Extraction, Characterization purification and utilization of industrially important phycocolloids from seaweeds, Cultivation methods of seaweeds, seaweed diseases and their control measures, Cultivation of seaweeds through spore culture; factors influencing commercial seaweed farming, Nutritional physiology of seaweeds, seaweed diversity, Diversity of microalgae, phytoplankton ecology, bioprospecting of microalgae, General Introduction to seaweed based biostimulant: Seaweeds generally used for making biostimulants in different countries.Constituents of biostimulants: micro- and macro- nutrients, hormones, quaternary ammonium compounds, anti-oxidants, phenolics and other constituents.Current status of use of biostimulant: India and the world, effect of biostimulants on crops-economic and ecological studies, Mechanism of action of biostimulants: agronomic, physiological and molecular basis. Application of biotechnological interventions for genetic improvement, Introduction to seaweeds, their habitat, types, molecular phylogeny, culturing of seaweeds, life histories, Microalgae for healthcare, energy and environment; upstream and downstream processing techniques for microalgal based product development.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMarine Ecology and Environment (removed)Components of environment, Physical and chemical composition of seawater; Biogeochemical cycles, Marine Zonation: Marine and coastal ecosystem; Food web; Food chain; Biotic and a-biotic stress. Marine biodiversity; Global warming and Climate Change; Marine Pollution; Water and wastewater treatment technology; Marine EIA. Fundamentals of remote sensing and GIS. Application of RS and GIS in marine ecology and environment.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseStress Signalling in Plants for Crop ImprovementIntroduction of plant stress, stress perception, signalling, molecular interaction, molecular regulation, biochemical regulation, homeostasis, epigenetic regulation, post transcriptional regulation2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced CatalysisFundamental aspects of catalysis. Homogeneous catalysis: Acid-base catalysis and its industrial applications, Elementary steps in catalysis, Transition metal and complex mediated reactions, Cooperative and autocatalysis,Organocatalysis, N-heterocyclic carbenes Application of homogeneous catalysis in industrial applications. Assymmetric Catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis: Basic concepts. Theories and general mechanism. Bulk synthesis and advanced characterizations. Catalytic materials (Zeolites, Carbons, metal oxides, inorganic-organic hybrid materials). Heat and mass transfer effects, diffusion in porous catalyst, Catalysts deactivation/poisoning, various deactivation mechanisms and regeneration. Application of heterogeneous catalysis in: Energy and CO2. Biomass conversion, Hydrocarbon reforming and refining, NH3 synthesis other industrial applications, Photocatalysis. Reactors: classification chemical of reactors, laboratory reactor systems, commercial Reactors, chemical kinetics, and chemical process equipment.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials Science (removed)Nature derived Materials, Micro- & Meso- Porous Materials, Nanostructured Materials: Introduction, synthesis, characterization, properties and applications; Catalytic materials, Materials for energy storage and conversion, Materials for environmental remediation, Materials for Biomedical applications, Materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Methods in Organic ReactionReactive intermediates: Generation, stability, structures and reactivity of carbocation, carbanion, carbene, radicals, benzyne, nitrene, aliphatic electrophilic substitution aromatic nucleophilic substitution - aromatic electrophilic Substitution - types of radical reactions - molecular rearrangements oxidation and reduction; Friedel crafts reaction, Riemer Tiemenn reaction, Beckmann rearrangements; benzoin condensation;free radical reaction-halogenation of alkane, allylic halogenation - using N-Bromo Succinamide (NBS), Name reactions, Cross-coupling reactions, Basics of asymmetric catalysis, Kinetic and dynamic kinetic resolutions, Chiral Lewis and Bronsted acid catalysis, Bifunctional and Cooperative catalysis, Counter-ion directed catalysis, Asymmetric epoxidation, hydrogenation, organocatalysis, aldol and Mannich reactions, Diels-Alder reaction, cyclopropanation, atroposelective biaryl synthesis, Catalysis by short peptides (di-/tripeptides), Enzymatic Catalysis Applications of asymmetric catalysis in industrial preparation of drugs and APIs.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced Separation Science and TechnologyClassification of membranes, Principle of osmosis, Reverse Osmosis, Forward osmosis, Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Mass transport through membrane, Membrane element configurations, Spiral wound membrane systems, Basics of membrane system design, Concentrate management in Reverse Osmosis systems Electro-membrane processes: Ion-exchange membranes, Synthesis of ion exchange membranes, Applications of Ion exchange membranes: Electrodialysis and related processes, Diffusion dialysis, Donnan dialysis, Polymer electrolyte membranes, Fuel cell, Membrane electrolyzer for hydrogen production, Reverse electrodialysis, Redox flow battery. Ion Exchange Polymers and Adsorbents: Introduction, Classification of ion exchange polymers and adsorbents, Synthesis and characterization of ion-exchange polymers and adsorbents, regeneration in water treatment and other industrial applications.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseMarine Natural productsBioactive compounds from Marine Invertebrates: Sponges, Tunicates, Corals, other invetebrates, marine microorganisms; Biosynthesis of Natural Products; Strcutural Elucidation of Natural Products; Halophytes; Seaweed polysaccharides; Gelling polysaccharides, extraction from natural sources; Polysaccharide contents of various seaweeds; Stimuli responsive materials; Preparation of polysaccharide based biodegradable materials; Applications of polysaccharide based materials.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePolymers for Membrane ApplicationsPolymers for membrane: Glassy and rubbery polymers, Chain and controlled block copolymerization, monomer reactivity ratios, copolymer compositions, molecular architecture, blends, grafts, melts, self-assembly and phase separation, phase diagram, range of applicability of copolymerization equation; types of copolymerization; Block copolymers with controlled molecular weight, block copolymer synthesis, Living Polymerization, characterization techniques, block copolymers for biomedical and industrial applications, Amphiphilic block copolymer micelles, Block copolymer thin films. Functional polymers containing styrene and its derivatives; Functionalized poly (arylene ether)s, Nafion and other Poly(perfluorosulfonic acid) membranes, Post functionalized polymeric membranes, functional poly(imide)s; functional polyphosphazene; functionalized bio- polymers, polymer nanocomposites, characterization of polymer membranes.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseChemistry of Common Salt & Bittern ProductsComposition of seawater, solubility behavior of various oceanic salts and influence of various factors, crystallization methods & fractional crystallization of salts, phase equilibrium & its applications in aqueous systems to recover various salts from brine/bittern, Chemistry of common salt manufacture, solar salt production process and related field activities & equipment, Scientific design and layout of solar salt works, Quality parameters of different grade common salts, Analytical techniques for analysis of salts and marine chemicals, Factors affecting quality and yield of common salt production & their improvement aspects, Fortification of salt with essential nutrients, Bittern and its composition, Recovery of valuable bittern products, Applications of common salt and bittern products.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Computational Fluid ModellingIntroduction to CFD, Integral and differential forms of Mass, Momentum and Energy conservation. Reynolds Number and Geometry effects, Introduction to Boundary layer theory, Laminar and Turbulent boundary flows. Numerical Modelling and application for computational fluid dynamic case study, Equations governing fluid flow, Hyperbolic partial differential equations and shocks, finite difference technique and difference equations, Time discretization, Predictor corrector methods, Stability Analysis of Numerical scheme, Numerical Grid Generation, Explicit and implicit methods, Boundary conditions.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAspects of Biochemical EngineeringSteps in bioprocess development; Basic configurations of fermenter and ancillaries; Kinetics of microbial growth and production formation; Modes of bioreactor operation: batch, fed batch and continuous cultivation; Overview on downstream unit operations; Enzymes: classification and mechanism of action; Kinetics of single substrate enzymatic reactions and determination of Michaelis–Menten parameters; Enzyme immobilization techniques; Scale up of bioprocess.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseElectronics and Optics for Device ApplicationsResistors, capacitors, inductors, Transformers, Circuit Analysis and Network Theorems (Thevenin, Norton, Superposition, Maximum Power Transfer), Diodes, transistors (BJT, FET, MOSFET), linear power supplies, operational amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, analog filters (passive and active), ADC, DAC, Microchip PIC 16F877, Arduino Uno & Mega, LED, Laser diodes, UV-VIS Photodetectors, Lens, Prisms, Mirrors, Optical Filters, Apertures, applications of all above components in transducer interface and signal conditioning, circuit design, power budgeting, building optical system, device development, calibration and validation2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseEnvironmental Monitoring and AssessmentBaseline data Collection-Air, noise, water (ground & marine), soil/sediments, Physical, Chemical & Biological parameters of environmental monitoring, Socio-economic impact assessment, Resettlement and rehabilitation, Acts and Rules related to environmental protection, Environmental impact assessment (EIA)-Process and procedures, Environmental management plan (EMP), Mitigation and corrective actions.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseMarine Ecology and BiodiversityMarine Ecosystem-Structure, function, trophic levels, components, succession. Ecological indicators-Phytoplanktons, Zooplanktons and Benthos, Intertidal Ecology-Mangroves, halophytes, sediments, Biodiversity-Types, Values, Threats, Conflicts & Conservation, Coastal Regulation Zone-Requirements, Marine microbiology, Marine environmental management plan.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseProcess Engineering and Case StudiesOverview of Unit operations and processes in chemical engineering, Basics of process design, Economics of overall process and plant design engineering, Case study in energy optimization and management, Case study in membrane system design, Case study in green process development, Case study in Biodiesel production process, Case study in Integrated Salt and Marine Chemical process.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseSalt TechnologyBasic Knowledge about salt, types of salt, brine and bittern, brine management, salt production methods, introduction to planning and layout of solar salt works, Contour surveying, site selection, components of solar salt works: Reservoir, Condenser, Crystallizer, Feeding and Discharge channels, Roads; factors affecting salt production and process, general analysis of Na+,K+,Cl-, , Mg2+, Ca2+ and instrumentation techniques, Quality Improvement of solar salt, relation of salt to industry, scenario of salt from past to present, salt for specialty applications, new challenges in solar salt production, Construction equipment used in development of solar salt works, Scientific approach, Automation and Modern Technology in solar salt works, Mechanization and Modernization, health and safety for salt workers.2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-16-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseScience of Renewable Energy SourcesEnergy in the modern world; The need for Renewable Energy; Potential of Renewable Energy Resource; Wind Energy; Hydro power; Solar Energy Resource; Marine Energy; Biomass Energy; Geothermal Energy; Heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation; Important instruments and sensors for measurements; Environment sustainability; Basics of structural design; Energy economics2CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research InstituteCSIR-CSMCRI
AcSIR-17-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseBiology of Macromolecules1.Protein – Nucleic acid interactions,2. Synthesis and degradation of macromolecules 3. The folding process and structural background 4. Modular structures, Protein flexibility, Domain motions, Domain-swapping; and Large macromolecular complexes 5. Enzyme activity, receptor binding and regulation, binding specificity, catalysis and cooperativity in enzymes and receptors 6. Methods for the determination of macromolecules structure and interaction 7. Macromolecular function in transcription, translation, signaling and other fields of cell biology, integration and control mechanisms 8. Structure and evolution of important protein motifs and folds. [e.g. Coiled-coil proteins, helical bundles, signaling domains (sh2, sh2, pdz etc), Immunoglobulin-like proteins, kinases, TIM barrels, DNA/RNA binding motifs 9. Principles of macromolecular engineering 10. The most important metabolic pathways and regulation 11. Relation between sequence, structure and function 12. Biological structure databases 13. Computer modeling of secondary- and tertiary structure of proteins and nucleic acid based on sequence data 14. Enzyme/receptor-based drugs-rational drug design2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseCancer BiologyCancer Immunology: The immunological status of adaptive and innate immune cells in cancer, cellular interactions between immune and cancer cells in tumor progression or rejection, immunological mechanisms, regulation and function involved in host responses to tumors, anti-tumor immunity, cancer-induced immune tolerance, immunosuppression, dysregulation of the immune system and poorer outcome in the disease; Cancer stem cells : Origin/Hypothesis/Concept ; Signaling pathways in cancer stem cells; Cell signaling in cancer : Description of major classes of cell signalling: cell death signalling, cell survival signalling and developmental/stem cell signalling; signal networking and chemotherapy; Oncogenesis and epigenetics in cancer :Oncogenes and their regulation in signaling aberration; Acetylation/methylation in DNA and histones; Silencing/De-silencing of gene expression; Metabolic Engineering in cancer; Metagenomics and cancer; Cancer biomarkers and diagnosis: Selection of clinical specimens, recent advancement for identification of biomarkers through different approaches like genomics, proteomics and glycomics in combination with molecular pathology with potential clinical value; Application of biomarkers for cancer staging and personalization of therapy at the time of diagnosis to improve patient care.

Cancer drug discovery : Identification of lead molecules, target identification in cancer cells; combined approaches (in vitro, in vivo and in silico) for validation, various steps involved towards successful drug discovery; immunotherapeutic approaches e.g. cancer vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, adoptive immune cell transfer etc. and combination strategies to treat malignancies 8. Angiogenesis and metastasis; Project writing.
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseCell Biology and Cell Signaling1. Cell growth and division, including cell cycle: Phases of cell cycle, Regulation of cell cycle, Cell cycle check point, Cell growth 2. Intracellular sorting of proteins: Nuclear import and export mechanism; Organelle targeting; Transport of protein to cell surface; Soluble protein sorting 3. Cell adhesion, cell junction and Extra Cellular Matrix: Cell adhesion molecules; Cell Junction; Extracellular matrix; Cell-cell recognition 4. Cytoskeletal structure-function and related macromolecules: Cytoskeletal proteins;
Role in vesicular movement; Cellular morphology and cytoskeletal protein; Drug modulating cytoskeletal 5. Signal transduction pathways: Extracellular signals; Intracellular signals; 2nd Messengers; Signal transduction pathways 5. Cell death and proliferation: Programmed cell death; Cell renewal system; Mitochondria and apoptosis; ER-stress 6. Cellular starvation, stress and Autophagy: Oxidative and nitrosative stress; Stress response; Autophagic vacuole turnover; Cellular homeostasis 7. Metabolic disorder and signaling aberrations: Abnormal Signaling in Cancer; Signaling for diabetic complication Angiogensis; Signaling for failure in diabetes.
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AcSIR-17-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseEukaryotic Gene Regulation MechanismChromatin Structures and Epigenetics Nucleosome assembly and the modification of nucleosomes and of DNA/ The assembly of chromatin into higher order structures/ Different aspects of heritable patterning of gene expression and the biological importance of epigenomes/ Mechanisms of inheritance as well as imprinting, X inactivation and the role of RNA in establishing silent chromatin/ The impact of chromatin structure on differentiation, cell plasticity and development. Transcriptional Regulation and Gene Expression Regulatory interplay between transcription factors: Regulatory DNA sequences (promoters, enhancers, locus control regions) /General transcription machinery/Transcription factors: cell?specific and ubiquitous regulatory factors/ Mechanisticaspects of transcription activation / Chromatin, histones, DNA methylation /Generegulatory networks /Transcription factors in health and disease/ Transcription factorsas the final integrators of signaling cascades. Structure, Processing, Trafficking and Function of RNA Chemistry and structure of RNA/ major lectures of cellular RNAs (mRNAs, tRNAs, rRNAs, snRNAs, and the newly discovered small regulatory RNAs/pre?mRNA processing with emphasis on splicing and polyadenylation/ biogenesis of tRNA and rRNA/biochemistry and function of RNA interference (RNAi) and microRNAs/ RNA trafficking in the cell/ RNA quality control and RNA degradation/regulated mRNA translation during development/ RNA?protein interactions and major lectures of ribonucleoprotein particles;RNA granules and bodies /evolution of RNAs: The RNA world.

Translational Control and Post-translational Protein Modification The translational control: Codons and frame shifting, attenuation, phosphorylation, and transformation/the role of translational control in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation.
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseMolecular and Cellular ImmunologyHistory of immunological ideas and cellular components of immune system Transplantation antigens: structure, function, genetics, transplantation; Phagocytosis and antigen presentation Fc receptor and scavenger receptor mediated phagocytosis, markers to follow phagocytosis, presentation of endogenous and exogenous antigens, cross-presentation; Antibody structure, antigen-antibody interactions, binding site, affinity, avidity, Fc functions, molecular biology of immunoglobulins; B cell triggering: Tcell-B cell Interactions; Humoral immune response and cytokines: Signaling through B cell receptors, plasma cell differentiation, proinflammatory / anti-inflammatory effects of cytokines, transcriptional control of cytokine synthesis; Structure of lymphoid organs, ontogeny of lymphoid cells; Complement system and disease : Classical and alternative pathways of complement activation, complement regulation and deficiencies 6. Immune response to parasitic infections : Cell mediated immunity: delayed reactions, immunodeficiency; Allergy, Arthus reaction, serum sickness, inflammation; Autoimmunity: regulation of immune response and autoimmune diseases; Tutorial.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseProtein Science and ProteomicsProtein Science: 1. Basic building blocks of protein and their composition, chemical behavior, properties.
2. Peptide bond, geometry and parameters; Backbone geometry and parameters, side chain geometry and parameters, Ramachandran plot. 3. Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures. 4. Protein structure stabilizing forces – hydrogen bond, electrostatic bond or salt bridges; hydrophobic forces 5. Protein folding, dynamics and thermodynamics. 6. Protein: from gene to function. 7. Protein and diseases. 8. Some important proteins in cellular functions. Proteomics: 1. Protein cloning, expression and purification. 2. Protein chromatography systems and purification procedures – HPLC, FPLC etc. 3. Bioinformatics of protein sequences – sequence analysis, comparison, alignment etc. 4. Mass spectrometry – introduction to mass spectroscopy, gel mass spectroscopy, LC-MS, LC-MS-MS, MALDI-TOF 5. Protein NMR, FTIR Raman, CD 6. Protein Crystallography.
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AcSIR-17-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanded Analytical ChemistryChemical Techniques: chromatography- general principles, classification of chromatographic techniques, normal and reversed phase, bonded phase, separation mechanisms, short-column chromatography, flash chromatography, vacuum liquid chromatography (VLC), medium pressure liquid chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), TLC, HPTLC. X-RD analysis and its applications. Basic Principles of Mass Spectrometry: methods of ionization (EI, CI, FAB/LSIMS, ESI, MALDI,DART, DESI) and high resolution MS; application of MS in structure elucidation of organic molecules; basic principles and applications of GC-MS, LC-MS and high resolution MS.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Organic ChemistryStereoselective C-C bond formation: nucleophilic addition to C=X (X=C, O, S, N), pericyclic reaction– asymmetric induction in [3+2] and [2+2] cycloaddition, streoselective hydroformylation, streoselective carbene addition, chirality transfer in sigmatropic rearrangements. Named Reactions and Rearrangements: Strecker, Mannich, Biginelli, Passerini, and Ugi reactions. Baker-Venkataramana, Curtius, Schmidt, Wolf, Hofmann, and Brook rearrangements. Lactonization: Yamaguchi, Corey-Nicolaou, Heck, Masamune, Mitsunobu, and Yamamoto’s Macrolactonizations. Mukaiyama Esterification. Ring-closing metathesis (RCM) using Grubbs and Schrock catalyst, Buchwald-Hartwig C-N bond and C-O bond formations, BaylisHillman Reaction, Evans aldol reaction, Ugi-reaction, Click reaction, Corey-Bakshi-Shibata (CBS) reduction, Corey-Kim oxidation, Nozaki-Hiyama-Kishi Reaction, Payne rearrangement, Prins reaction, Japp-Klingmann reaction.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseNatural Products and Drug DiscoveryOccurance, isolation, chemistry and biosynthesis of mono-, sesqui- and di-terpenoids, flavonoids and alkaloids. Free radicals and Antioxidants: important free radicals in living systems, sources, chemistry and reactivity of important free radicals in biological systems, natural antioxidants of different classes. In vitro Methods: free radical determination by ESR methods, impact of singlet and triplet oxygen (importance of reactive oxygen species) in radical formation in biological systems. Steroids & Saponins: sources, biological significance and structure elucidation of saponins; and of steroids – ergosterol, stigmasterol, ?- sitosterol and diosgenin, squalene biosynthesis.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-17-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseTotal Synthesis of MoleculesGeneral concepts on various types of cycloaddition reactions, application of cycloaddition reactions in the synthesis of chiral compounds and industrially important molecules. Synthesis of complex organic molecules – planning and execution; concepts of retrosynthetic analysis; total synthesis of natural products: retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical BiologyCSIR-IICB
AcSIR-18-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced PharmacologyAn outline of basic ethics in animal experimentation. Common laboratory animals, handling and care, different routes of administration of drugs and euthanasia techniques. Breeding techniques, random and selective breeding. Dose calculations in animals. Animal models in pharmacology, general perspectives, selection of suitable species and strains for disease models. Detailed study of the animal models related to inflammation, arthritis and diabetes. In vitro cell culture techniques, cell counting and cell viability assays. Commonly used isolated tissue experiments, physiological salt solutions, and recording transducers. Basic principles of pharmacokinetics, Concepts related to absorption, distribution, metabolism and Elimination (ADME), Factors influencing absorption of drugs.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseDisease MechanismsHall Marks of Cancer; Mechanisms of carcinogenesis (oncogenes, tumor supressors, tumor virology, chemical carcinogens) and disease progression. Mechanisms of chemoresistance and alternative strategies to overcome; Current knowledge on tumor metastasis; Emerging trends in cancer therapeutics – role of micro RNA’s and stem cells. Introduction to factors affecting cardiovascular diseases; Pathophysiology, epidemiology and current therapeutic interventions related to atherosclerosis, hypertension and diabetes. An overview of central nervous system and neurophysiology; Neurocircuitry – circuitry level approach to understand Brain and Behavior, chemosensory circuit, reward circuit, learning and memory circuit (Cognitive disorders and mental retardation). An overview of disease mechanisms with specific emphasis on target development and plausible therapeutic interventions pertaining to Parkinson’s and Alzheimers disease. Biology of neurogenesis and Repair mechanisms (Molecular Biology of AdultNeurogenesis, Neural Progenitor or stem cells).2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseEnvironmental ToxicologyEnvironmental Toxicology in present and future perspective (01 lecture), Environmental hazards (physical, chemical and biological aspects), Origin, sources and types of toxicants/pollutants; Dispersal/movement of toxicants in environmental compartments Ecotoxicology : Conventional and alternate models in toxicity assessment; Assessment of toxicity of pollutants; Absorption, distribution and storage of toxicants; Dose response relationships; Biotransformation and elimination of toxicants; Mechanisms of action of toxicants; Gene-environment Interactions. Pollution monitoring and Risk assessment: Tools for detection; Fate and transport. Hazardous waste management: Regulation, approaches and strategies.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseIndustrial/ Applied MicrobiologyIntroduction Industrial and environmental microbiology; Intermediate microbial metabolism for exploitation of microbes; Microbial enzymology and kinetics, Intermediate microbial metabolism; Microbial transformations; Immobilization and applications; Microbial processes for waste water management; Microbial processes for Air pollution management; Anaerobic digestion of organic solids Microbial solid waste management; Microbial fermentation; Microbial Energy Engineering; Microbial energy engineering and Biorefinery.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseNanobiologyIntroduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Optical and electronic properties of nanoparticles. Morphologies [nanotubes and nanowires, fullerenes (buckyballs, graphene)] of nanoparticles. Semiconductor/quantum dots nanoparticles. Historical background of nanotechnology/nanoparticle in medicine. Several synthesis routes for nanoparticles (physical, chemical and biological) Several physico-chemical techniques (XRD, TEM, SEM, AFM, TGA, DSC, FTIR, UV-visible spectra etc.) and their basic principles for the characterization of nanoparticles. Surface functionalization of nanoparticles for development of nanoconjugates. Application of nanoparticles in various fields. Why nanotechnology is important in biology and medicine? Application of nanotechnology in therapeutics, diagnostics and drug delivery system. Different interaction of nanoparticales with biological system. In vitro and in vivo toxicity study of nanoparticles2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseProtein Science and Structural based Drug Design and DevelopmentBiochemistry and engineering of proteins, protein structure, structural motifs in functional regulation, methods of structure determination by NMR and crystallography, enzyme inhibitor complexes, structure based inhibitor design, modeling and bioinformatics. Enzymes: Mechanism of Catalysis, Kinetics & Regulation Protein Methods: Protein separation and purification Methods Practical Training to protein separation/detection using Western blotting, Protein structure: methods of crystallization, X-ray data collection, structure determination and analysis.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAsymmetric SynthesisStrategies for the preparation of optically pure compounds; Asymmetric synthesis; Synthesis of complex organic molecules:-planning and execution; Total synthesis of natural products.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseMedicinal Chemistry and Drug DiscoveryDifference between conventional and medicinal chemistry; Terminology/language of medicinal chemistry, Privileged and undesired functional groups, Selectivity vs. Efficacy; Different class of drugs & targets; Drug Design and Discovery: Definition, purposes and factors governing of drug design, Interpretation of SAR of small molecules; Drug Development: Objectives, Pharmacophore, Patterns and SAR of drug development from natural sources, Modification synthetic analogues; Drug Design for Pharmacokinetcs Problems: Metabolic blockers, Prodrugs, Chemistry and Rapid Parallel Syntheses: Introduction, various drug discovery processes, design and synthesis of NCEs, combinatorial syntheses on drug discovery.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseProcess ChemistryIntroduction, Synthetic strategy Stages of scale up process: Bench, pilot and large scale process. In-process control and validation of large scale process. Application of biocatalysis in process chemistry; Case studies of some scale up process of APIs. Impurities in API, types and their sources including genotoxic impurities; Regulatory affairs, QBD.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseFluoro Organics & AgrochemicalsImportance of fluorine chemistry, Strategies to introduce fluorine/ trifluoromethyl group into organic molecules, Preparation of fluorinated reagents, Preparation of fluorinated carbon materials and their uses, Known fluorinated drugs and their mode of action, Biochemistry in agriculture, guidelines on agricultural crops micronutrients and fertilizers, Chemistry of pesticides, synthesis, formulations, mode of action, toxicology, resistance and residual analysis, Methodologies for the synthesis of agrochemicals and other relevant organic molecules, chemistry in Integrated Pest Management, Semiochemicals, insect growth regulators, botanical pesticides and other biotechnological approaches, Analysis of agrochemicals and residues - Botanical pesticides, hormones, pheromone, kairomones and plant volatiles.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvanced Catalysis & Sustainability ChemistryBasic of Organometallic chemistry, Organometallic Catalysis, Olefin Isomerization, C-C Coupling reactions: Heck, Suzuki, Stille and Sonogashira reactions, Alkene and Alkyne Metathesis, C-Heteroatom coupling: Hydroamination, Olefin Oxidation, C-H activation, Oxidation reactions, hydrogenation of Alkenes, Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions: hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, dehydrogenation, selective oxidation, alkylation & acylation, isomerization and C-C bond forming reactions, Enzyme catalysis in organic synthesis; Reaction mechanisms, nanomaterials and metal organic frame work in catalysis, Concept of atom economy and green chemistry, Catalysis in the utilization of renewable feed stocks and concepts of sustainable chemistry, understanding catalysis in biomass refining, Case study of catalysis in chemicals, coal and petrochemicals. 2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Techniques for Structural ChemistryNMR Spectroscopy: 2D NMR, 1H-1H correlations, Heteronuclear Correlation Spectroscopy, 2D Exchange (EXSY), 2D NOESY, ROESY, DOSY Structure elucidation of small molecules, NMR of macromolecules, Multidimensional NMR Spectra, NMR Spectroscopy of Solids, 2D experiments in solids, semi rigid systems: HR MAS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In Vivo NMR, Imaging, MRI, functional MRI, NMR imaging of materials. Mass Spectroscopy-Applications to analyze molecular, macromolecular and biological samples, Sample Preparation Protocols, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK), Development of Quantitative analytical methods using mass spectrometry, Application to some model drugs, Metabolomics, Proteomics, GC-MS, LC-MS, MALDI-TOF, GC-TOF, TOF/TOF MS, LC-ESI-MS, Protein Database search (MASCOT), X-ray Crystallography: Crystal growth, evaluation and mounting, Symmetry and space group determination, Crystal lattices, Structure factors, Crystal symmetry, Structure solutions, Structure refinement, An introduction to maximum entropy, Least squares fitting of parameters, Practical aspects of structure refinement, Crystallographic Database, Structure solution from Powder Diffraction Data.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced Polymers & MaterialsAdvanced Polymerization techniques like Controlled or Living Radical Polymerization, ATRP, RAFT, NMP, ROMP, living ROP, Macromolecular architectures using controlled living polymerizations, polymer nano-architectures, random and block copolymers, Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Conducting Polymers, Non-linear Polymers, Polymer Blends and Composites, polymer rheology, Nature of supramolecular interactions, role of various non-covalent interactions, ,dimensions of supramolecular chemistry, Janus molecules. Photoresponsive molecules and self-assembly, Molecular recognition, classification of supramolecular host-guest complexes, supramolecular self-assembly, supramolecular polymers, low molecular weight organogels. Characterization techniques of self-assemblies and supramolecular sensors. Biomaterials for biomedical implants, coatings, wound dressings, sutures, cardiovascular devices, ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics and cosmetic surgeries, drug delivery and tissue engineering, Some concepts for design development of common biomaterials. Application of XPS, Xray diffraction, AFM TEM, HRTEM, SEM, STEM, EDX, Raman, Thermal and Electrical measurements for advanced materials.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials for Energy DevicesEnergy scenario, emissions and global warming, Approaches to process organic semiconductors by covalent and non-covalent modifications, band edges and band gaps, Electron transfer at interfaces, Fabrication of organic and dye solar cell Devices, Device characterization using dark current, IV curves under illumination, IPCE, Calculation of Voc, Jsc, Vpp, Ipp, FF and Pmax., Design, Strategy and Synthesis of dyes, small organic molecules for solar cells, application of nanomaterials in third generation solar cells, solar inks and paints, use of coatings and adhesives in solar cells, Organic and inorganic sensing materials, organic fluorescence and phosphorescence materials, organic semiconductors and transistors, fuel cells, materials and polymers for electrolytes, organic, inorganic and polymeric hole transport materials, materials for super capacitors and batteries, Li, Na and Mg ion batteries- development and challenges, batteries vs super capacitors, conducting polymers for energy generation and storage. 2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental Chemistry, Physico-chemical Processes, Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Air and Noise Pollution and Control.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Process EngineeringProcess Route Selection Process Flow sheeting Process optimization Process Equipment Design Advanced Process Engineering Concepts2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Separation ProcessesFundamentals of Separation Processes Binary Separation Processes Multi¬component Separation Processes Rate Based Separations Hybrid Separations Reactive Separations.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseData-driven modelling in Chemical EngineeringIntroduction to data-driven models for prediction and dimensionality reduction (linear methods : regression models, principle component analysis, partial least squares); (nonliear methods : Nonlinear regression analaysis, Artificial neural networks); Introduction to data-driven models for classification and clustering (linear methods : nearest neighbourhood method, fisher discriminant analysis) (nonliear methods : Artificial neural networks, self organising maps, suppot vector machines); Application examples of data-driven modelling in chemical engineering.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseMulti Phase Reactor EngineeringOverview on Multi Phase Reactor Engineering: Hydrodynamics Characteristics of different Multi Phase Reactors: Design and Scale-up of Multi Phase Reactors: Advanced reaction engineering, mass transfer, momentum transfer.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyCSIR-IICT
AcSIR-18-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseSustainable Science and EngineeringIntroduction- Anthropocene, Sustainability, Natural Capital, Fossils Resources, Environment and Society, Un-sustainability.
Sustainability Assessment- Carbon footprints, Metabolism Studies, Material Flow Analysis, Exergy/Emergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Achieving Sustainability- Systems Thinking, Sustainable Production/Consumption, Design of Sustainable Processes and Products, Circular Economy, Renewable Feedstock, Bioeconomy, Low Carbon Economy, Biobased Products, Industrial Ecology and Symbiosis, Urban Ecology, Nature based Solutions, Biomimicry. Project (T)
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AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseBiocatalysis and BioprocessingMicrobiology and Biochemistry: Biology of the prokaryotes, Microbial biochemistry : central metabolic pathway, metabolomics,Microbial genetics, Microbial bioinformatics and genome evolution. Bioprocess and Biocatalvsis: Enzymology : correlating biocatalysts with chemical catalysts, Engineering novel proteins, Fermentation microbiology, Media for industrial fermentation. Design of a fermenter : Instrumentation and control of a fermcenter, Aeration and agitation, Downstream processing.Case Studies: Cellulase for biomass saccharification, Alcohol fermentation, Large scale production of enzymes and antibiotics. 2CSIR-Indian Institute of PetroleumCSIR-IIP
AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseCarbon Recycling and Managementlntroduction:Sources of carbon, renewable carbon, Importance of carbon recycling &Energy supply, Carbon Capture:C02 Capture from the environment and Industrial off gases,Carbon Recycling for Renewables, domestic and industrial wastes Plastics, Municipal solid waste, biogas, methane, biomass, and bio char.
Utilization Strategies and Management: Methanol production, Syngas production,Formic acid production, Inorganic & organic carbonates, specialty chemicals from gas fermentation, Sustainability Aspects and Indian scenario.
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AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseCatalysisIntroduction and Basic concept of catalysis. Selection and design and Preparation of catalysts. Catalytic Materials - Metal Oxides (Supported Catalysts). Fundamentals of Catalyst Preparation. The importance solid acids in industrial catalysis. Factors governing the activity of solid acids. Acid strength requirement for various reactions. The parameters of acid site density and strength of acid sites. In built vs functionlized active sites;
chlorinated and sulphonated solid acids: activity vs limitations. Textural Properties of solid catalysts. Characterization of catalysts. Zeolite catalysts. preparation. characterization and applications. Recent trends in solid acid applications for industrial catalysis and environmentally benign catalytic, processes. Shaping of catalysts and role of inert binders. Attrition resistance and crushing strength parameters of extrudates for industrial applications, Optimal distribution of catalyst in a pellet.
Nano catalysis: Concepts and Advantages of nanocatalystsDifferent approach to prepare nanocatalysts, Detailed Characterization of nanocatalysts, Application of nanocatalysts in various reactions.
Photocatalysis: Thermodynamics of photocatalysis, quantum yield. Kinetics for photocatalysis, Photocatalysis at metals, oxides and semiconductors: concepts, discoveries and
applications. Sensitization of photocatalysis and photosplitting of water. Advances in design, preparation and characterization of photocatalysts: oxides. chalcogenides, semiconductors, layered materials, porous materials, artificial photosynthesis. Environmental Photocatalysis: water purification, organic degradation by photocataly sts. self cleaning photocatalysts. airborne pollutant degradation, reactors for photocatalysis. Photoelectrochemistry: storage and synthetic cells, energy generation, cell design, photoprocesscs at electrodes.
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AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseCombustion and EmissionsFundamentals of Combustion; Stoichiometry, Adiabatic Flame Temperature; Non-premixed and Premixed, Combustion; Ignition Energy, Applications of Combustion,Thermodynamic Cycles. Engine Performance Parameters Diesel Combustion; Gasoline/SI Combustion Advanced Combustion Concepts, Emission formation; Emission standards; Emission reduction technologies Emission measurement methods, Implications of fuel chemistry on engine performance, Fuels for SI engines; Fuels for CI engines; Biofuels Combustion diagnostics. Mie Scattering: Shadowgraph, PLIF, LII.2CSIR-Indian Institute of PetroleumCSIR-IIP
AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseLubricants and TribologyBasic Principles of Lubrication: Stribeck Curves, Hydrodynamic lubrication. Hydrostatic lubrication, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, Boundary and extreme pressure lubrication Lubricants: Classification of Lubricants, Lubrication chemistry: Types of Lubricants and their Compositions. Lubricants in the tribological system, Lubricant formulation, Additives Chemistry, Technology, and Commercial Importance. Lube Base Oils: Classification, Mineral lubes, biolubricants and synthetic lubes; Lubricant Additives:Antioxidants, Dispersants. Detergents, VI Improvers, Pour Point Depressants, Rust and Corrosion Inhibitors, Friction-modifiers, Anti-Wear
Agents and Extreme Pressure Additives, Multi-functional additives; Lubricant Additives: Synergistic Environmental Implications and Sustainability
Concepts of Lubricants; Lubricant Properties and Test Methods, Mechanical-dynamic test methods for lubricants, Test confidence and correlation with
service, Molecular Modeling, Material studio Surface Chemistry/Engineering: Thin films,Tribo-chemical nature of antiwear films, Surface
chemistry of tribo-activated processes. Molecular architecture at solid-liquid interfaces, adhesion on the nano-scale, Langmuir monolayer, supramolecular organic layer, wetting and capillary phenomena at nanometer scale, Normal forces at the atomic scale. Understanding of lateral forces.
Dissipation mechanisms: Nano-rheology and nanoconfinement. Greases: Fundamental, types, composition, micro structure and applications
Industrial Tribology: Tribology of elastomers. Tribology of miniature systems, Tribology of Hard.
Disk Drives — Magnetic Data Storage Technology, Tribology of thin layers, Tribology of plastic materials, Rolling bearing types and applications,
Lubricant films in rolling element-racew contacts. Friction in rolling bearings, Lubricant in rolling bearings.
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AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseOrganic ChemistryChemistry of Carbohydrates Classification of carbohydrates, reducing and non-reducing sugars, General Properties of Glucose and Fructose, their open chain structure, Epimers, mutarotation and anomers, Determination of configuration of Glucose (Fischer proof). Cyclic structure of glucose. Haworth projections. Cyclic structure of fructose. Linkage between monosaccharides, structure of disaccharides (sucrose, maltose, lactose) and polysaccharides
(starch and cellulose) excluding their structure elucidation Chemistry of Peptides: Classification of Ammo Acids. Zwitter ion structure and Isoelectric point. Overview of Primary, Secondary structure, Determination of Primary structure of Peptides, determination of N-terminal amino acid (by DNFB and Edman method) and C-terminal amino acid (by thiohydantoin and with carboxypeptidase enzyme). Synthesis of simple peptides (upto dipeptides) by Nprotection (tbutyloxycarbonyl and phthaloyl) & Cactivating groups and Merrifield solid phase synthesis. Recombinant method of peptide synthesis. Carbon dioxide: capture, storage and its utilization: Chemistry of carbon dioxide. Chemicals denved from C02. conversion of CO to fuels.reaction mechanism. Applications. Green chemistry and its role in sustainability: Definition, Principles, E-factor Atom efficiency, Examples of green chemistry, Dimethyl carbonate as a green reagent, Applications of green chemistry in organic transformations. Corrosion chemistry and inhibition Fundamentals of corrosion, forms of corrosion, corrosion rate and monitoring techniques, effect of environmental variables, corrosion inhibitors classification, and orrosion inhibition mechanism, Organometallic complexes and Catalysis. Overview Bonding in organometallic compounds. Reactions in organometallic compounds, Reaction mechanism. Applications of organometallic compounds in organic synthesis. Carbonyl complexes. Applications of organometallic complexes, Industnal processes and available technologies Macromolecules Types of polymers, regular and irregular polymers, synthesis of polymers by chain and step reactions, physical properties of solid polymers (crystallinity, plasticity and elasticity), vulcanization of rubbers. molecular mass determination by osmometry, viscometer, light scattering and ultracentrifuge methods, number and mass average molecular masses, polymer solutions. factors affecting the solubility of polymers, conducting polymers, doping of polymers, mechanism of conduction, Hydrocarbon Chemistry: C1-Chemistry, Petrochemicals from n-paraffins, Petrochemicals from olefins and aromatics.
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AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseRefinery processesRefinery processes for gasoline production Gasoline properties: Octane number, combustion and emission properties, Lead phase down, octane requirement. Octane enhancing refinery processes. Catalytic reforming, light paraffin isomerization, alkylation. Properties of FCC naphtha and selective processes for S and olefin reduction sustain octane. Unconventional processes. Hydroprocessing Basics: Hydroprocessing Reactions. Kinetics, Catalysts for hydroprocessing reactions. hydroprocessing Applications and its Practical Aspects Hydroprocessing Unit, Operation Examples and Exercises. Troubleshooting Real-Life Case Studies and problems, atalyst Selection: Economic Evaluation of Catalyst Selection Catalyst pilot plant testing for catalyst selection Heavy oil processing Chemistry of Crude oil. Thermal cracking. Visbreacking. Coking. Hydro cracking. Refinery Petrochemical Integration.2CSIR-Indian Institute of PetroleumCSIR-IIP
AcSIR-19-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseSeparation Science and ProcessDistillation: Basics and theory of distillation, dew point, bubble point, reboiler and non-reboiler distillation, type of distillation operations, batch and continuous distillation, steam distillation, binary and multicomponent distillation, azeotropic distillation, extractive distillation, choice of distillation, Solvent Extraction: Salient features, extraction verses distillation, different Kind of solvents-organic solvents, Ionic liquid solvents, criteria of solvent selection, thermodynamic fundamentals in extraction, liquid-liquid equilibria, vapor-liquid equilibrium, activity coefficient, ternary diagram, continuous phase, dispersed phase, criteria for disperse phase selection, separation factor, selectivity, distribution coefficient, performance factor, industrial usability index. Batch and continuous extraction theory and operation and challenges, Solvent extraction applications in refinery and petrochemicals aromatics production, aromatic removal, sulfur removal, solvent extraction as complimentary process. Adsorption and membrane: Special Topics in Adsorption: Adsorbents; Equilibrium Isotherms; PSA / TSA Applications in Industry; Concepts of Simulated Moving Bed in Industrial Applications; New Developments in Adsorbents; Adsorber simulations; Experiments in Adsorption: Breakthrough curve measurement with gas mixtures: Adsorption equilibria in liquid systems: evaluation of equilibrium and kinetics data: Characterization of adsorbents. Overview of Membrane Separation Processes Gas separation membranes and Industrial applications. Absorption: Principles of absorption; Equilibrium relation between phases; Single and multiple equilibrium contact stages; Mass transfer between phases; Absorption in plate and packed tower; Estimation of mass transfer coefficient. Absorption with chemical reaction. 2CSIR-Indian Institute of PetroleumCSIR-IIP
CHEMICAL PROCESS CONTROL BENIFITS: Mitigating the Influence of External Disturbances, Ensuring the Stability of a Process, Optimizing the Performance of a Chemical Process
DESIGN ASPECTS OF A PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM: Classification of the Variables in a Chemical Process, Elements of the Design of a Control System, The Control Aspects of a Complete Chemical Plant

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL: The Need for Mathematical Modelling in Process Control? State Variables and State Equations for a Chemical Process, Additional Elements of the Mathematical Models, Dead-Time, Additional Examples of Mathematical Modelling, Modelling Difficulties
MODELING CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONTROL PURPOSES: The Input-Output Model, Degrees of Freedom, Degrees of Freedom and Process Controllers, Formulating the Scope of Modelling for Process Control

SYSTEMS: Computer Simulation of Process Dynamics, Linearization of Systems With One Variable , Deviation Variables , Linearization of Systems With Many Variables
TRANSFER FUNCTIONS AND THE INPUT-OUTPUT MODELS: The Transfer Function of a Process with a Single Output, The Transfer Function Matrix of a Process with Multiple Outputs, The Poles and the Zeros of a Transfer Function, Qualitative Analysis of the Response of a System
THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF FIRST-ORDER SYSTEMS: What is a First-Order System?, Processes Modelled as First-Order Systems, The Dynamic Response of a Pure Capacitive Process, The Dynamic Response of a First-Order Lag System , First-Order Systems with Variable Time Constant and Gain .

INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL: The Concept of Feedback Control, Types of Feedback Controllers , Measuring Devices (Sensors), Transmission Lines , Final Control Elements
THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF FEEDBACK CONTROLLED PROCESSES: Block Diagram and the Closed-Loop Response, The Effect of Proportional Control on the Response of a Controlled Process, The Effect of Integral Control Action, The Effect of Derivative Control Action, The Effect of Composite Control Actions
STABILITY ANALYSIS OF FEEDBACK SYSTEMS The Notion of Stability, The Characteristic Equation, The Routh-Hurwitz Criterion for Stability; The Root-Locus Analysis
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AcSIR-19-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseThermodynamics, Kinetics and System Design of Chemical ReactionsKinetics of Homogeneous Reactions; Concentration-Dependent Term of a Rate Equation, Temperature-Dependent Term of a Rate Equation, Searching for a Mechanism, Predictability of Reaction Rate from Theory
Introduction to Reactor design: Interpretation of Batch Reactor Data, Ideal Reactors for a Single Reaction, Ideal Batch Reactors, Performance equations for Steady-State Mixed Flow Reactors and Plug Flow Reactors, Design for Single and multi-reaction systems
Temperature and Pressure Effects - Single Reactions and Multiple Reactions, Choosing the Right Kind of Reactor
Basic concepts of chemical Thermodynamics: Application of thermodynamic Laws to real processes, Entropy, Enthalpy and basic thermodynamic relations, Gibbs and Helmholtz free Energy, Gibbs Energy as a generating Function
Sensible Heat Effects, Latent Heats of Pure Substances, Standard Heat of reaction, Standard Heat of Formation, Standard Heat of Combustion, Temperature Dependence of ?Ho, Heat Effects of Industrial Reactions .
Chemical reaction equilibrium; reaction co-ordinate; equilibrium criteria for chemical reactions; equilibrium constant and the effect of temperature; temperature and pressure effects on conversion; Duhem’s theorem for reacting systems; simple examples of multi-reaction equilibrium.
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AcSIR-20-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Biochemical EngineeringBioreactions – Cell growth and product formation kinetics, growth associated, non-growth associated and mixed-growth associated product formation, cell growth and product formation models – quantitative review of biochemistry, metabolism and metabolic engineering, engineering aspects of microbial process and bioconversions – Bioreactors – Design of bioreactors – kinetic analysis, packed bed bioreactor, Fluidized bed batch, fed-batch and continuous culture – Bioprocess development – Exploitation of genetic engineering and bioprocess development, Plant cell culture, Mammalian cell culture, Enzyme technology – Downstream processing – Purification and separation technology, integrated bio separation schemes – Case studies – Production of protein pharmaceuticals as a paradigm of the application of biochemical engineering to advanced process development within the frame work of current business and regulatory requirements – Chemicals from biomass2CSIR-Institute of Microbial TechnologyCSIR-IMTech
AcSIR-20-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced BioinformaticsComputer Software - Concept of LAMP (Linux, Apache MySQL and PERL) learning. Introduction to Linux. Installation of Linux; Basic and advance Linux commands. Editors (vi, emacs). Software installation and configuration; Introduction to Apache. Configuration of Apache. Launching of web site using Apache; Introduction of HTML. Development of web sites; Concept of common gateway interface (CGI). Concept of FORMS in HTML. Introduction to MySQL. Development of Databases using MySQL. Introduction to PERL. Example PERL programs. Handing FASTA files. Program for calculating amino or nucleotide composition of sequences – Algorithms - Algorithms and techniques used for developing programs for biological problems. Quantitative matrices. Introduction to Machine Learning Techniques. Artificial Neural Network. Support Vector Machine. Hidden Markov Model. Example-based leanings. Major Software for implementing algorithms (SVM_light; SNNS; HMMER; Weka). Introduction to R: Introduction to R. Installation of R. Description of R environment. Using R
interactively. Getting help with functions. Assigning variables. Arrays and vectors. Functions on vectors. Using R commands from terminal. Reading data from files. Programming in R. - Bioinformatics Software for Annotation of Proteins - Important of annotation of proteins. Classification of protein annotation methods. Protein Sub-cellular Localization (amino acid, dipeptide, split-amino acid ncomposition). Prediction of Antigenic regions in proteins (motif, matrix and ANN based methods). Secondary structure prediction (probability, segment, evolutionary approaches). DNA/RNA interacting residues in proteins (binary, , PSSM and composition based approaches).
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AcSIR-20-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseBiology of TuberculosisIntroduction to TB & A historical prospective of TB - Diagnosis of TB- development of Tuberculosis Vaccines - Treatment of tuberculosis-Drugs under development - Experimental animal models of tuberculosis - Molecular evolution of Mycobacterium - Ultra-structure and Biochemistry of mycobacterial cell- Lipids of mycobacterium- Structure, biosynthesis and biological activity - Redox homeostasis in Mycobacterium - Latency of mycobacterium- An overview of latency and mechanisms involved in persistence - Hypoxia and NO-A window to persistence of mycobacterium - Mechanism of signal transduction in mycobacterium. Serine-threonine kinases and two component proteins of mycobacterium - Transcription machinery of mycobacterium-Sigma factors and their role in the virulence of mycobacterium - Experimental Genetics of Mycobacterium - Interaction of Mtb with macrophages - Immunopathology of TB.2CSIR-Institute of Microbial TechnologyCSIR-IMTech
AcSIR-20-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseMicrobial Genomics & MetagenomicsIntroduction to genomics, Nature and structure of DNA variations, Principles of second-generation sequencing technologies, Single molecule real-time sequencing technologies, Principles of genome assembly, annotation, comparisons, Mobilomics, Population genomics, Evolutionary concepts in genomics, application of genomics in basic and applied microbiology, Methylomics, Introduction to metagenomics, challenges, Functional Metagenomics-library preparation and sequencing, Strategies for enrichment, functional screens, Bioprospecting metagenomes for novel enzymes, Amplicon sequencing, Sequencing-based metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics.2CSIR-Institute of Microbial TechnologyCSIR-IMTech
AcSIR-20-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseComprehensive Methods in Microbial Drug DiscoveryNiche selection criteria, Sampling techniques, Conventional isolation verses innovative isolation of culturables/nonculturables, Pure culture practice, Microscopy, Media selection, Enrichment techniques, Culture preservation techniques, Criteria and conditions for liquid-culturing of microbial isolates, Biomass separation, Primary and secondary metabolites, Intracellular/extracellular metabolites, Microbial extract making, Solid-phase extractions (SPE), Resins and its selection criteria for SPE, Agar well diffusion method, Bioassays for enzyme, inhibitor or antibiotic activity, Primary and secondary screening2CSIR-Institute of Microbial TechnologyCSIR-IMTech
AcSIR-20-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseApplied and Clinical MicrobiologyConcepts of systematic bacteriology, Methods for isolation, identification and classification of microbes, Pure culture practice, Aseptic handling of microbes and preservation of microorganisms, Knowledge about diverse microbial culture collections worldwide, Microbial extract making. Screening (primary, secondary). Enrichment cultures, Innovative methods of isolation of culturables/unculturables for antibiotic/drug discovery & latest updates, Production of microbial secondary metabolites and some processes as case studies. Enzymes, inhibition and validation of assays. Inhibition kinetics & competitive/non-competitive inhibition. Strain improvement (classical and modern techniques), community and hospital acquired infections, antibiotic resistance, guidelines, regulations and policies, Clinical strains and depositories world-wide. Bio-safety levels: Issues, precautions and standard operating processes for handling of clinical strains and its disposal. Antibiotics, classification and different assays of antimicrobials. Clinical development of antibiotics, Gram negative infections, ESKAPE pathogens. Role in drug resistance. Mechanisms and pathogenesis. Strategies to overcome drug resistance. Drug development updates.2CSIR-Institute of Microbial TechnologyCSIR-IMTech
AcSIR-22-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseEnvironmental ToxicologyEnvironmental Toxicology in present and future perspective; Environmental hazards (physical, chemical and biological aspects); Origin, sources and types of toxicants/pollutants; Dispersal/movement of toxicants in environmental compartments; Conventional and alternate models in toxicity assessment; Assessment of toxicity of pollutants; Absorption, distribution and storage of toxicants; Dose response relationships; Biotransformation and elimination of toxicants; Mechanisms of action of toxicants; Gene?environment Interactions Pollution monitoring and Risk assessment; Tools for detection; Fate and transport Hazardous waste management; Regulation, approaches and strategies; Mitigation of environmental pollutants; Physico?chemical and biological processes In vitro: Basics and principles of cell and tissue culture; primary cell cultures, cell lines, stem cells. In vivo: Bacteria, Yeast, Paramecium, Tetrahymena, Caenorhabditiselegans, Drosophila, Daphnia, Tubifex, Snail, Zebrafish, mammalian models. In silico: Basics of QSAR and modelling of macromolecules Practicals: Xenobiotics exposure/effect assessment using alternate animal models; Case histories/studies and new concepts or topics will be interactively discussed; Case studies: real?life contaminated sites/ecological settings/industry in and around Lucknow.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ResearchCSIR-IITR
AcSIR-22-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseGene Environment InteractionsAn introduction to abiotic stress, effect of temperature and pollutants on the gene expression, recent advances in organismal responses to abiotic stresses; Current tools to measure environmental exposures/pollutants; Effect of environment and methods to detect genetic variation; Genes, environment and neurodegenerative diseases; Genes, environment and cancer; Genes, environment and asthma and allergy; Genes, environment and reproductive diseases.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ResearchCSIR-IITR
AcSIR-22-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseTarget and Non- Target Organ ToxicityIntroduction to the discipline of toxicology and basic concepts essential for understanding the action of exogenous agents on biological systems; Principles underlying the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of chemicals. Toxicokinetics, specific classes of toxic responses, and experimental methods used to assess toxicity; ethics in toxicological studies, Regulatory toxicology. Target Organ Toxicity : Overview: Types of injury that may be produced in specific mammalian organs and organ systems by exposure to chemical toxicants; Neurotoxicity and its mechanisms: Concepts in neuropharmacology and neurophysiology; Neurogenesis; Neuro?behavioral toxicology; Chemical induced neurodegeneration and neuroprotection/neuroregeneration; Hepatotoxicity: Overview; Effect of xenobiotics on liver; Regulatory mechanism involved in hepatotoxicity; Nephrotoxicity: Renal structure and function; Chemical induced renal injury; Pulmonary toxicity: Structure and function of the respiratory system with emphasis on lungs; Systemic lung injuries; Immunotoxicity: Basics of the immune system; Mechanisms of immunotoxicity; Immunosensitization and allergy; Endocrine and reproductive toxicity: Teratogenicity; Reproductive organs and chemicals affecting reproduction; Endocrine system and chemical induced endocrine disruption Non-target organ toxicity: Epigenetics, genotoxicity and developmental toxicity Chemical Carcinogenesis: Past, Present and Future, Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanism of Carcinogenesis, Models, Mechanism and Etiology of Cancer, Role of Oncogenes in Cancer Development, Cell Transformation and Apoptosis,Mutation and Cancer, Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer Chemotherapy3CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ResearchCSIR-IITR
AcSIR-22-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced analytical InstrumentationsThermal 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, Electro 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, Analytical 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. Iron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN).3CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ResearchCSIR-IITR
AcSIR-22-CS-AD-0023Advanced CoursePrinciples and Applications of Organic SpectroscopyMass spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Structural assignment by employing NMR techniques, Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Introduction COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY,ROESY, Structural elucidation using 2D-NMR methods, Applications to analyze macromolecules in biological samples, Sample Preparation Protocols, Application of Spectroscopy in xenobiotic metabolism and toxicokinetics. Development of Quantitative analytical methods using mass spectrometry, Application to some model drugs, Metabolomics , Proteomics, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS , MALDITOF, Protein Database search (MASCOT), Clinical Mass Spectrometry.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ResearchCSIR-IITR
AcSIR-22-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseGreen Chemistry and its ApplicationsGreen 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, solvent less chemistry. Introduction to ionic liquids, ionic liquids vs. molecular solvents/ionic salts (solids), ionic liquids vs. Eutectic mixtures, solvent polarities using different spectral techniques (parameters), physicochemical properties of ionic liquids, effect of functional groups on the properties of ionic liquids, surface active ionic liquids, aggregation behaviour of ionic liquids, interaction of ionic liquids with different molecular solvents, interaction of ionic liquids with biopolymers, thermodynamics of the binary mixtures of ionic liquids, structure property relationship in ionic liquids, Introduction to task specific ionic liquids, self-assembly of ionic liquids in aqueous/non aqueous media and synthesis of nanomaterials therein, ionic liquids in catalysis, extraction of metal ions, ionic liquids and biopolymers: dissolution, regeneration and ionic-gel formation, processing of lignocellulosic biomass using ionic liquids, clean separation of various fractions of biomass and recovery of valuable chemicals using ionic liquids, application of ionic liquids in electrochemistry, separation of azeotropic mixtures using ionic liquids, organic reactions in ionic liquids.3CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology ResearchCSIR-IITR
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvances in Computational Intelligence and ApplicationSoft Computing: Artificial Neural Network: Neurons, Single layer and multilayer architecture, back propagation learning algorithm. Radial basis function (RBF) neural network, learning algorithm. Fuzzy Logic: Types, membership functions, fuzzification and defuzzification, rule-based fuzzy inference engine, Type-1 and Type-2 fuzzy logic, typical applications. Genetic Algorithm: Basic concept, Parameters, Reproduction, Crossover, Mutation, Types: Real coded GA, Binary GA, Mixed integer GA, Parallel GA,
Hybrid GA. Swarm Intelligence: Basic Concept, parameters of PSO, Real and binary PSO, Boolean PSO, Pareto Front Multi-Objective PSO. Bacterial Foraging Optimization: Basic Concept, chemotaxis, swarming, reproduction and elimination-dispersion, algorithm of BFO. Applications of Soft Computing: Applications to Electromagnetics Communications, Controls, Aerospace, Signal Processing.
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AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseCorrosion EngineeringElectrochemical and thermodynamic principles, Nernst equation and electrode potentials of metals, EMF and galvanic series, merits and demerits; origin of Pourbaix diagram and its importance to iron, aluminium and magnesium metals. Exchange current density, polarization - concentration, activation and resistance, Tafel equation; passivity, electrochemical behaviour of active/passive metals, Flade potential, theories of passivity. Atmospheric, pitting, dealloying, stress corrosion cracking, intergranular corrosion, corrosion fatigue, fretting corrosion and high temperature oxidation; causes and remedial measures. Susceptibility tests for IGC, stress corrosion cracking and pitting, sequential procedure for laboratory and on-site corrosion investigations, corrosion auditing and corrosion map of India, Salt Spray Test and standards. Corrosion prevention by design improvements, anodic and cathodic protection, metallic, non-metallic and inorganic coatings, mechanical and chemical methods and various corrosion inhibitors. 3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseStability of StructuresConcepts of stability, bifurcation and limit point instability, stability of discrete systems, linear and nonlinear behavior, stability of beams and columns, energy methods, static and dynamic formulations, axial-flexural buckling, lateral-torsion buckling, buckling of beams on elastic foundations, imperfection sensitivity analysis, stability of plates, axial-flexural buckling, shear-flexural buckling, buckling under combined loads, introduction to inelastic buckling and dynamic stability, parametric instabilities and stability under non-conservative forces, introduction to aeroelasticity, divergence and flutter.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseSurface Modification TechnologiesIntroduction to Surface Modification – Importance and Methods. Surface degradation-tribology, wear and corrosion- types of wear, adhesive, abrasive, oxidative, corrosive, erosive and fretting wear, role of friction and lubrication; overview of different forms of corrosion, Tribocorrosion. Chemical and electrochemical polishing, chemical conversion coatings- phosphating, chromating, chemical colouring, anodization; Electro/elctroless deposition - deposition of copper, zinc, nickel and chromium, alloy and composite plating by electro/electroless methods, sol-gel coatings, their properties and applications. Thermochemical and plasma chemical processes- nitriding, carburising, ion implantation etc. Vacuum deposition techniques - physical vapour deposition (PVD), evaporation, sputtering, ion plating, plasma nitriding, chemical vapour deposition (CVD), plasma assisted CVD. Thermal spraying, techniques, advanced spraying techniques plasma surfacing, detonation gun and high velocity oxy-fuel processes, laser surface alloying, laser cladding, specific industrial applications. 3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvanced Ceramics MaterialsPhysical Ceramics: Introduction and classification of ceramics, oxide ceramics (alumina, silica, zirconia, magnesia etc.), non-oxide ceramics (SiC, Si3N4, SiAlON, Boron Carbide etc), chemical bonding and crystal structure, defects in crystal, x-ray diffraction, Bragg’s law, phase analysis of ceramics by XRD technique, morphology and ceramic microstructure by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), phase equilibria of binary and ternary ceramic systems. Processing of Ceramics: Hydrothermal synthesis, sol-gel, co-precipitation, reaction synthesis, colloidal processing, slip casting and tape casting, injection moulding, isostatic pressing, Gas phase synthesis: chemical vapor deposition (CVD), chemical vapor infiltration (CVI), Fabrication of ceramic components by CVI/CVD, sintering and crystallization, hot pressing, nucleation and grain growth, hot isostatic pressing, spark plasma sintering, Liquid phase synthesis: melt infiltration and polymeric derived ceramics (PDC). Characterization of Ceramics: particle size and surface area analysis, porosity and density, theoretical fracture strength, Griffith’s theory of brittle fracture, toughness and fracture toughness, factors influencing the strength of ceramic materials, toughening mechanisms in ceramics, Mechanical testing of ceramic materials: modulus of rupture (MOR): 3point and 4 point bend, Tensile strength, Fracture toughness (KIC) by indentation, Single Edge Notched Beam (SENB) and R curve methods, Hardness measurements, creep and fatigue, thermal properties (heat capacity, thermal onductitvity, coefficient of thermal expansion) of ceramics, thermal stress and thermal shock resistance (Kingery’s and Hasselmann theory), thermal fatigue etc, Electrical properties: dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric properties, barium titanate and lead zirconate titanate (PZT), sensors and actuators, magnetic properties (diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic). Applications of ceramic materials for aerospace applications, high temperature structural application, as sensors and actuators etc.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0063Advanced CoursePiezoelectric Materials and DevicesIntroduction: Definition, Introduction of Piezoelectricity, Different types of Piezoelectric Materials. General Principles and Theoretical Considerations: Origin of Piezoelectricity, Principles of Piezoelectricity, Dielectric and ferroelectrics, Polarisation and domain wall movement, Alternative formulation of piezoelectric theory, Secondary piezoelectric effect, Piezoelectricity in the light of atomic theory, Basic mechanics of piezoelectricity and Constitutive Constants. Nonlinear Piezoelectric Effects. Piezoelectric Materials: Natural & Synthetic Piezo Materials (Barium titanate, lead titanate, lead zirconate titanate (PZT), Effect of composition, Phase diagram, Soft and hard PZTs, Effect of dopants on piezo properties, Lead –free Piezo Materials, Piezoelectric Polymers and their Composites. Material Preparation: Bulk Piezoceramics: Mixed oxide route, hydrothermal, sol-gel, co-precipitation, wet-chemical method, spray drying etc., calcinations and sintering, electroding and poling. Thin/Thick Film Piezoceramics: Preparation Methods, Physical Vapour Deposition, Chemical Vapour Deposition, Chemical Solution Deposition, Pulsed Laser Deposition, Electron beam heating. Piezo-Polymer: Solvent Cast Method, Hot Press, Extrusion method and their combinations, Spin coating technique. Characterization of Piezoelectric Materials: X ray Analysis, Differential scanning calorimetry, IR, Raman, Tensile Properties, Measurement of Piezo-electric coefficients for bulk and thin films, Dielectric constant and loss factor, Hysteresis, Strain and block force measurement, IEEE standard on Piezoelectricity. Piezoelectric Devices: Fabrication of Multi-layered sensors and actuators, Different types of actuators. Low dimensional piezoelectric devices and MEMS, Flexible Sensor Devices. Applications: Vibration control, Flow control, Structural Health Monitoring, Dynamic Pressure Sensor, Noise detection/cancellation, Bio-medical applications, Electronic Applications, Piezoelectric Transducers (Acoustic, Strain gauge & Ultrasonic), etc.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced Experimental Techniques in Materials ScienceMetallographic techniques: Resolution, depth of focus, polarized light, phase contrast, interference microscopy, quantitative metallographic techniques and Image Analysis. X-ray diffraction techniques: Bragg’s law, Diffraction methods, Stereographic projection. Cameras- Laue,Debye-Scherer cameras, Seeman- Bohlin focusing cameras, GIXRD. Application of x- ray diffraction: Indexing space group identification, intensity calculation, lattice parameter measurement, stress analysis, phase analysis. Electron microscopy: Construction and operation of electron microscope –specimen preparation techniques. Image formation methods in scanning electron microscope, composition analysis, EDX, WDX. Basics of TEM and STEM. Scanning probe microscopes: Scanning Tunneling Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope etc. Advanced chemical and thermal analysis: Basic principles, practice and applications of surface analytical techniques such as X-ray spectrometry, XPS, AES, SIMS, Thermal analysis methods – DTA, DSC, TGA. Nanomechanical characterization: Dynamic Indentation Technqiues, NHT, Tribology at Nanoscale, Nanotribology and Nanoscratch Testing. Spectroscopic techniques: IR, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseMulti Sensor Data FusionMulti sensor data fusion introduction, algorithms for data fusion, Multi sensor estimation, Decentralized data fusion, Multi sensor multi target tracking, Fundamentals of image processing, Image registration, Image fusion, Flight vision, Matlab examples and case studies.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseFatigue and Fracture MechanicsIntroduction to fatigue of materials; Mechanisms of fatigue failures; HCF and LCF; Fatigue design concepts; Fatigue testing; S-N curves, factors influencing S-N behavior; Strain-life approach; cyclic stress-strain behavior; Fatigue life estimation under block and spectrum loads. LEFM concepts; crack tip plastic zone; FCGR; crack growth life estimation; statistical aspects of fatigue; variable amplitude fatigue; load sequence effects. Introduction to SIF, SERR, J-integral values, Irwin’s theory, 2D and 3D VCCI and MVCCI methods, MVCCI method, methods of crack growth analysis in metals/composites using FEA.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseProcessing & Characterization of Composite MaterialsIntroduction to composites, classification of composites (based on matriices-PMC, MMC &CMC, based on reinforcement – particulate, continuous reinforcements, special class of composites – hybrid, bio composites, Nano composites), PMC for aerospace application ( thermoset/ thermoplastic based composites), Polymer matrix composite processing technologies, characterisation / testing of composites (physical/ thermal/ mechanical/thermomechanical/hygrothermal), hygrothermal effects on the properties of composites(hotwet degradation & certification aspects)3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0113Advanced CourseAircraft StructuresIntroduction to Structural Components of Aircraft, Aircraft Materials and its Properties, Airframe inertia and aerodynamic loads, Analysis of Beams and Plates, Buckling of Columns and Thin Plates, Bending of open/closed section thin-walled beams, Shear and Torsion of open/closed section thin-walled beams, Combined open and closed section beams, Design of Metallic Structures, Design of Composite Structures, Stress analysis of typical aircraft components, Vibration of Structures, Structural Testing, Introduction to Fatigue & Fracture.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0123Advanced CourseAdvanced Computational Fluid DynamicsIntroduction to CFD, Equations governing fluid flow, PDE classification, Simple equations, Hyperbolic partial differential equations and shocks, Finite difference technique and difference equations, Implicit difference formula, Schemes for one-dimensional PDEs (convection, heat equation), Time discretization and stability analysis, Burgers equation, Analysis of time integration schemes, monotonicity, Discretization in two dimensions: Laplace equation, Schemes for 1-D Euler equations, Finite volume methodology, Structured grid generation, Introduction to unstructured mesh computations.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0133Advanced CourseComputational Structural Dynamics and Aero-elasticityVariational Principles, Hamilton’s Least Action Principle, Lagrange’s equations; Vibration of multi-degree of freedom systems; Finite element formulation for elasto-dynamics of continuous systems; bar, beam and plates; Normal mode expansions and direct integration; Static/dynamic condensation and sub-structuring techniques; Torsion and bending of an aircraft wing; Static aero-elasticity and divergence of a wing; Dynamic aero-elasticity and bending-torsion flutter of a wing; Dynamic response of a wing to gust and atmospheric turbulence; Introduction to system identification based flutter prediction; Introduction to FSI based flutter prediction in time domain; Concepts of nonlinear vibrations, Introduction to computational nonlinear structural dynamics.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-24-ES-AD-0143Advanced CourseNanostructured Coatings and MaterialsIntroduction: Concept of nanomaterials – scale / dimensional aspects, nano and nature, effect of size reduction on various properties, advantages and limitations at the nano level. Methods to produce nanomaterials: Plasma methods, chemical vapour deposition, sol-gel process, electro/electroless deposition, ball milling, severe plastic deformation, combustion synthesis etc. Applications: Fullerenes, carbon nano tubes, nano composites, nanosensors, nanomedicines, multilayered coatings, Superhard coatings, Magnetic materials etc. Health Issues: Understanding the toxicity of nanoparticles and fibers, exposure to quartz, asbestos, air pollution. Environmental issues: Effect on the environmental and other species. Societal implications: Implications of nanoscience and technology in society, government regulations. Introduction to characterization of nanomateials. Nanofibers, methods of preparation, electrospinning, polymer and ceramic nanofibers by electrospinning, applications of nanofibers.3CSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesCSIR-NAL
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAgro-Horticulture TechnologyAgriculture development in India Pre green revolution Post green revolution Recent concepts (Organic farming, Natural farming, Contractual farming, Zero budget framing, Precision farming) Genetic improvement and mutation breeding Basics of crop production Soil Water Plant SPAC (Soil, Plant, Atmosphere Continuum) Agronomic crop management practices Cropping System/Cropping pattern, Crop rotation, Intercropping Mixed cropping, Sole cropping, Monoculture, planting geometry) Factors influencing Crop Growth Soils &Problems with Soils (Erosion, Salinity, Soil Sodicity, Soil Acidity and Alkalinity) Ameliorating problem soils Plant Nutrition (Nutrient Deficiencies and sources, Organic Fertilisers, Biofertilizers, Integrated Nutrient Management, ) Water management Weed management Insect/Pest/Disease Management Post harvest management and storage Crop Diversification Floriculture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Spices, Olericulture)3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseCell signalingIntroduction to cell signaling General plant growth, role of various hormones during the entire plant growth, use of mutants to deduce pathways Auxin Role in plant development (including root development, apical dominance etc) mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Ethylene Role in plant development (including triple response, ripening, abscission , senescence) mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Cytokinins Role in plant development (branching, tissue culture, root gorwth etc), mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Abscisic acid Role in plant development (dormancy, germination, abiotic stress responses, stomatal closure,), mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Gibberellic acid Role in plant development (cell elongation, green revolution, role of DELLA proteins, flowering) mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Jasmonic acid Role in plant development, herbivory, resistance to insects and necrotrophic organisms, mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Salicylic acid Role in plant development, pathogenesis (antagonism with JA) mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Brassinosteroids Role in plant development , mutant defects Regulation of biosynthesis, metabolism, signaling pathway Regulation of genes and pathway components Striogolactones Role in plant development, branching, mutant defects.3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseDevelopmental Biology – PlantsRoot - Architecture and types, cell types, molecular basis of root development, lateral root formation, adventitious roots, root hairs, storage roots, gravitropism, hormonal control, root symbiosis, root apex Reproduction - Male and female gametophyte development, pollination, fertilization, zygote, embryogenesis, molecular basis, male sterility, self incompatibility, somatic embryogenesis Fruit - Development, size control, ripening, parthenocarpy, molecular basis, hormonal control, climacteric fruits, abscission, sex determination Seed - Genetic control of seed development, seed structure, types of storage reserves, molecular basis, oil seeds, dormancy and germination, hormonal control, recalcitrance, photomorphogenesis, endosperm, secondary growth, cambium, trichomes, fibre, totipotency, Somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis and their molecular basis. Shoot - Shoot apical meristem, cell division, differentiation, xylogenesis, phloem, branching, secondary wood, molecular basis of development, hormonal control, cell growth, programmed cell death Leaf - Types, phyllotaxis, size and shape control, cell types, venation, plastid biogenesis, stomatal development, senescence Flower - Types, determinacy, ABC model, architecture, pigmentation, control of flowering time, photoperiod control, senescence, hormonal basis, scent, development of reproductive organs, pollination, and apomixes Light Signaling in Plants - Photomorphogenesis, Skotomorphogenesis, Signal transduction of UV perception, and Hormonal regulation of light signaling.3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseEnvironmental Biochemistry and BiotechnologyRecent Advances in Environmental Biotechnology Physiology of Metalloid Transport and Accumulation by Plants Molecules and Pathways Associated with Metal Detoxification and Tolerance in Plants Transgenic crops for safer and low accumulation of toxic metals Gene Mining for Heavy Metal(loid) Transport and Accumulation Physiology of toxic metal transport and accumulation by plants – heavy metals and its availability in nature Biochemical basis of metal hyperaccumulation in plants and phytoremediation Metalloid stress in plants and strategies for transgenic plants GM crops and their impact on the environment Transgenic microbes for pollution management.3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseGenomics & EpigenomicsIntroduction: From Sequence to function in the Age of genomics, Genomedatabases of various plants. Genome Organization: Nuclear, Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Genome Genome analysis: Cloning systems used in genomics, Sequencing and analysing genome, Principles of Gene Annotation and prediction, tools and resources Genomes and transcriptomes of model organisms Transcriptional Gene Regulation: Operon Concept, Transcription Factors and Classification, promoters, cis-regulatory elements and enhancers, Pre-initiation complex and RNA Polymerase, transcription elongation and termination Functional genomics: Strategies to find important genes in the genome and theirfunctional analysis Differential gene expression profiling methods (differential display, subtractiveanalysis, Microarrays, comparative transcriptomics) Comparative genomics and synteny (Multiple Sequence Alignments & Phylogenetic analysis) Theory Epigenetics: DNA methylation and concept of epigenetics, Histonemodifying enzymes and their role, Chromatin modifying machinery,Chromatinarchitecture, Histone modifications, Histone methylation, demethylation etc Gene Silencing: Transcriptional gene silencing, Post transcriptional gene silencing: Small RNA world and mechanism of regulation Post-transcriptional gene regulation: RNA processing, Intron splicing etc., Post-translationalmodifications of protein and their regulation.3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePhytochemistry and their utilizationPhytomolecules Extraction of phyto metabolites using Hot extraction (Soxhlet apparatus) and Cold extraction (Polytron Homogenizer) techniques. Isolation and fractionation of metabolites through liquid and solid phase extraction techniques. Analyses performed on GC-MS/ LC-MS/NMR spectroscopy to characterize the metabolites. Principles of pharmacognosy, chromatographic parameters, factors affecting and applications of: Thin Layer chromatography, column chromatography, gas chromatography, affinity chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, size exclusion chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, high performance thin layer chromatography. Electron microscopy: Principle, instrumentation and applications of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron, microscopy (TEM).Nutrition in health and disease Introduction, significance, classification, formulation evaluation of micro and macro nutrients, malnutrition deficiencies.Dose and variability in biological activity Dissolution and drug release testing, compendial methods of dissolution, alternative methods of dissolution testing, problems of variable control in dissolution testing.Target validation and assay development In vitro – in vivo correlation (IVIVC), study designs, evaluation of the data, clinical significance of bioequivalence studies. Traditional knowledge and product development Scope of pre-formulation studies, pre-formulation testing criteria, design of pre-formulation studies, selection of drug candidate based on AYUSH system of drug development and prakarti (vata, pita and kappa) treatment in product development.3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0073Advanced CoursePlant Biodiversity and SystematicsAims and Objectives of the study of biodiversity Bio-Geographic Regions of Plant diversity in India Different terminology with biodiversity: Megadiverse countries, Hotspots, keystone species, Endemism Diversity Within Algae Diversity Within Lichens Diversity Within Bryophytes Diversity WithinPteridophytes Diversity Within Gymnosperms Diversity Within Angiosperms Different Types of Biodiversity Role of Taxonomy in Biodiversity Assessment Assessment of Biodiversity Through Classical Taxonomic Methods: Flora & Revision Causes of Biodiversity Loss Biodiversity Conservation:ex-situ and in-situ conservation IUCN Categories of Conservation Assessment Significance of Biodiversity and its Sustainable Uses Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Legal and policy instruments on Biodiversity Methods of Plant Collections Herbarium Techniques Herbaria of India and World Species concepts Naming of plant Plant identification: methods and Importance National and International Bodies of Biodiversity Practical work: 1. Visit to herbarium and different labs3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-25-BS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePlant Microbe InteractionsSoil: the medium of plant and microbe interaction Soil Microbiology Plant microbe interaction and soil ecology Physiological changes in plants in response to PGPRs and pathogens/ The plant immune system
Molecular changes in plants in response to PGPRs and pathogens Strategies for physiological studies in plant microbe interactions Strategies for molecular studies in plant microbe interactions Role and strategies of microscopy in study of plant microbe interactions Effectors in plant microbe interactions Application of proteomics in plant microbe interaction Signalling in plant microbe interaction Viral Infection in Plants Response of microbes to plant microbe interaction Importance of mutation studies in understanding plant microbe interaction Application of Plant microbe interaction. Biofertilizers/biopesticides/bioremediation
3CSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteCSIR-NBRI
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced BiomaterialsDefinition of biomaterials, Surface property requirements of biomaterials, Types of materials used in medicine, Synthesis and surface characterization, Biology of wound healing, foreign body response and tissue remodeling, Molecular and cellular interactions of materials with biological environment, Degradation and long term fate of materials used in medicine, Requirements of biomaterials for biomedical implants, surface coatings, wound dressings, sutures, cardiovascular devices, ophthalmology, dentistry, orthopedics and cosmetic surgeries, Applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering, Standard protocols for testing the efficacy and efficiency of biomaterials, The regulatory environment for biomaterials, Some concepts for design development of common biomaterials.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Techniques in BiologySequencing of nucleic acids and proteins Functional characterization of biomolecules Advanced microscopy (TEM, SEM, Confocal, AFM, etc.) Biophysical techniques (UV, Fluorescence, CD) Spectrometry (GC-MS, LCMS) High performance chromatography (HPLC, FPLC) Tracer techniques,NMR for biomolecules Proteomics (2D, MALDI-TOF, ESI, Database search, de novo sequencing) Microarray analysis Techniques in molecular biology (PCR, RT-PCR, Sequencing, Southern, Northern,etc.) Gene cloning and over-expression: identification of genes, designing primers, selecting vectors and cloning, expression in cells, solubilization of inclusion body, protein purification, site-directed mutagenesis Immunological techniques- Antigen-Antibody reaction, ELISA, RIA, In situ hybridization, immunoblotting, Western blotting, etc. Techniques in structural biology: crystallization and X-ray structure determination Bioinformatics tools and databases.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvances in Chemical BiologyAmino Acids, Peptides & Proteins: Structure and functions of peptides and proteins, Design of poly peptides, Peptide hormones and their pharmaceutical significance, Peptide mimetics as therapeutics The Chemistry of Carbohydrates: Glycosylation methods, Oligosaccharide Synthesis and biosynthesis, Sugar derivatives and reactions, Glycoconjugates and glycomimetics Nucleic acids: Structural aspects of nucleic acids, Building blocks of nucleic acids Structure & function of DNA and RNA, Nucleic acid mimetics & their therapeutic applications. The Chemistry of Enzymes: Enzymes: Classification & Nomenclature, The Mechanism of Enzyme action, Enzymes as Catalysts Lipids, Fats & Steroids: Chemical synthesis & biosynthesis, Drug discovery , Basic principles of medicinal chemistry, The process of drug discovery and combinatorial chemistry, Case studies in drug discovery, Drugs from Nature: Introduction to natural products chemistry, Natural products based drug discovery, Naturally occurring antimalarials, anticancer and antimicrobial agents.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvances in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyLow-dimensional structures: Quantum wells, Quantum wires, and Quantum dots, Nano clusters & Nano crystals, fullerenes, carbon nano tubes and graphene, Nano Composites, synthesis and characterization techniques, Properties at Nano Scales and comparison with bulk materials, fabrication techniques, general applications, nanomaterials in biology.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseApplications in Plant BiotechnologyPlant –pathogen/microbe/insect interactions, plant defense, defense proteins, such as AI, PI, lectins, defensins, etc. Abiotic stress tolerance in plants Plant genetic engineering for crop improvement with case studies, safety practices in handling GMOs Applications of molecular markers in linkage mapping, gene tagging, gene introgression, synteny mapping, Hybrid testing, germplasm analysis, DNA fingerprinting, MAS, map based cloning Identifying and mapping of QTLs including strategies of QTL mapping (SMA, SIM, CIM, MTIM), QTL x QTL and QTL x environment interactions, expression QTLs, Softwares used, Association mapping Biodiversity including genetic diversity, molecular diversity and taxonomy, DNA barcoding, population genetics, conservation of diversity and endangered species Metabolomics including plant secondary metabolites, functional molecules, metabolic engineering, analytical methods Molecular farming and Biotransformation Proteomics including recognition, sequencing, applications of proteomics in plant biotechnology, identification, differential analysis, intensity fading etc. Application of nano-biotechnology in plant sciences.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseBeyond Genomes: Concepts in comparative and functional genomicOverview of genome sequencing, assembly and annotation. Will discuss recent advances in genome sequencing technology and assembling short reads, gene finding and annotation. Accessing genome sequences and genomic-scale datasets: Genome browsers and databases Genome wide experiments 1. Gene expression and genetic variation analysis by microarray and sequencing. 2. Gene silencing / knock down techniques (micro RNA / siRNA) 3. Epigenetics / Histone modifications 4. Chemical genomics Comparative genomics 1. Synteny mapping 2. Overview of phylogenetics, orthology (orthologs / paralogs), gene duplication and functional specialization. Case study – the human kinome 3. Lateral gene transfer and functional specialization. Case study – the apicoplast organelle genome and function of apicomplexan parasite Metagenomics Population genetics Genome wide association studies (GWAS) and systems biology – integrating diverse datasets to understand biological functions and disease mechanisms Genomics and Drug discovery. The druggable genome concept. The EnCODE and 1000 genome projects Case study on current status of select genomes (humans / mouse / Arabidopsis / Plasmodium species / Mycobacterium species)3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseCell SignallingIntroduction to Cellular Signalling Principles of Cell Signalling Modes of Cell Signalling Endocrine Paracrine Juxtacrine Cell-cell Signalling Synaptic Amplification and Coordination of Signals; Signalling at the Membrane Membrane Receptors G protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) Receptor Tyrosine Kinases (RTKs) Guanyl Cyclase Receptors Cytokine Receptors TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) Receptor Family Regulation of Receptors; Cellular Signalling and Post translational modifications Reversible Phosphorylation; Kinase and Phosphatase Serine and Threonine Phosphorylation and de-Phosphorylation Tyrosine and Histidine Phosphorylation and de-Phosphorylation Ubiquitination Other covalent modifications CAAX modification Modifications due to reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species; Key signalling elements Cyclic Nucleotides Cyclases G Proteins; Secondary Messengers. Role of Calcium as a secondary messenger Nitric Oxide Lipid based secondary messengers; Most studied signalling pathways Ras, Raf, and the MAP Kinase Pathway Wnt Pathways Pinephrine and Norepinephrine Pathways Apoptotic Pathways Insulin Signalling System; Over view of Signaling at the Neuromuscular Junction; Biochemical and Biophysical tools to study Signaling pathways 9. Introduction to mathematical modeling of pathways Systems Biology Simulation and data based modelling Dynamic modelling2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseCell Structure and Membrane Protein DynamicsMembrane protein dynamics: Membrane Proteins: Membrane lipids and chemical composition and differences among eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea. Mechanisms of membrane protein synthesis, SRP, membrane targeting and molecular machinery for translocation, trafficking, and topogenesis. T he secretory pathway: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic pathways, molecular mechanisms of endo- and exocytosis, notch signaling, membrane fusion and SNARE proteins Membrane Receptors: ligand-gated ion channels, GPCR, and catalytic receptors. Signalling cascades. Transport of Ions across Biological Membranes: Ion channels, ion pumps, transporters, cotransporters, exchangers, and the underlying physicochemical principles. Cytoskeleton: Microfilaments, intermediate filaments: Actin Structure and the dynamics of Actin assembly. Intermediate filaments and their regulation. Microtubules: Microtubules organization (microtubule assembly, dis-assembly of tubulin) and dynamics. Intracellular transport and the role of kinesin and dynein. Microtubule dynamics and Motor Proteins in Mitosis.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0103Advanced CourseConcepts in MicrobiologyArchitecture of Bacterial cell Architecture of Fungal cell Taxonomy of bacteria Taxonomy of fungi Bacterial genetics Fungal genetics Microbial diversity Fungi from different environments Strain improvement Whole cell & enzyme immobilization Secondary metabolites Morphological and physiological characterization of microorganisms.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0113Advanced CourseConcepts in Plant BiotechnologyStructural genomics including genome architecture, gene structure, large insert libraries and classical genome sequencing, next generation sequencing, physical mapping Functional genomics including differential expression (microarray technology, real time and digital PCR), over expression, gene silencing (miRNA and siRNA), mutation, transposable elements, Genome-wide technologies (Transcriptomics, TILLING, SAGE, etc.) Molecular markers including concept, properties, classes, advantages and applications, population development Plant cell, tissue and organ culture Plant transformation methods including tissue culture and non tissue culture based, Agro bacterium mediated co-cultivation, particle bombardment, plant vectors, promoters and analysis Endophytes and their applications Phytoremediation.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0123Advanced CourseIntroduction to Infectious DiseasesHuman microbiome and normal flora Pathogens responsible for human infectious diseases
i. Virus: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case studies will be discussed
ii. Bacteria: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case studies will be discussed
iii. Protozoans: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case studies will be discussed
iv. Fungal: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case studies will be discussed
v. Worm: classification, biology and diseases caused / Specific case studies will be discussed

Virulence mechanisms Host pathogen interaction and overview of host immune response against specific Pathogens Overview on veterinary pathogens Epidemiology / Transmission / preventive strategies Diagnostic methods and techniques against infectious diseases Drugs / Drug resistance / Drug discovery Vaccines Infectious disease studies in the ‘post genomic era’. Overview of genome sequencing efforts, and highlight the importance of genome information in helping to under the biology and disease caused by specific pathogens. Discuss the role of genomics in epidemiology, diagnosis and drug discovery Special focus on neglected tropical diseases.
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AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0133Advanced CourseIntroduction to Protein Misfolding DiseasesMolecular Features of Neurodegenerative disease: Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Disease, Huntington Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Prion Diseases; Role of Protein Misfolding and Aggregation in Disease: Protein folding problem, mis-folding and aggregation machinery. Structural role and stabilization of molecular chaperones in protein misfolding diseases; Structural and mechanistic Basis of Protein Misfolding and Aggregation: Conformation of various stages of molecules (unfolded nature, proto-fibrils, Oligomer and polymer (Paired helical filaments)). Dis-aggregation mechanism in protein misfolding diseases; Cell Culture and Animal models of Neurodegenerative Diseases Misfolded protein conformation in Drosophila, mouse, C. elegans, and hibernating animal model. Primary neuronal cell culture model for protein misfolding diseases. Target for Therapy: Stabilization of the native protein conformation; Inhibition and reversion of protein conformational changes; and Increase the clearance of the misfolded protein. 2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0143Advanced CourseMathematics and Statistics for BiologistsIntroduction to algebra and geometry Trigonometry: Ratios of single and compound angles, their relations, inverse function. Complex numbers: algebra and geometrical interpretation Matrices and determinants: algebra, inverse of matrix, elementary transformations and solving equations Vectors: algebra, coordinate system, unit vectors, direction cosines, vector operations, products. Eigen value and eigen vectors Coordinate transformations and rotation about a general direction Calculus: continuity and limit of functions, derivatives, integrals, differential equations, Fourier transform, applications. Biostatistics: introduction Probability distributions (normal, binomial and Poisson), Sampling techniques, Correlation and Regression, Null hypothesis, Confidence intervals, Significance levels Experimental Design and Methods of sampling, Basic and Two-Way ANOVA.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0163Advanced CourseMolecular Recognition and Molecular Interactions in Structural BiologyDatabases and tools used in structural biology Enzyme kinetics, active site and inhibition Metabolism of DNA and RNA: Replication, recombination, transcription Ribosome structure and mechanism of protein synthesis. Protein folding, degradation and prediction of protein conformation Protein-DNA interaction: case study of transcription factors and student assignment. Protein-carbohydrate interactions: case study of lectins and student assignment. Structural studies of genetic diseases and student assignment. Proteins as enzymes: case study of proteases and student assignment. Proteins as enzymes: carbohydrate digesting enzymes and assignment. Protein superfamily: Ntn hydrolases and assignment. Molecular recognition: case study of antigen-antibody interactions and student assignment. Virus structures. Membrane proteins and student assignment Protein evolution: globins and cytochromes and student assignment Cell signaling and cell-cell interactions and student assignment Cell motility and transport and student assignment Structure based drug design: case study. Structural genomics, proteomics and metabolomics3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-BS-AD-0173Advanced CourseStructure Determination and Analysis of BiomoleculesIntroduction to the structure of biomolecules: DNA, RNA, sugar, lipid, protein Conformation of biopolymers, energetics of folding Crystallization of Proteins: Principles and techniques, preparation of heavy atom derivatives, Freezing protein crystals for storage and data collection Single crystals: Three-dimensional structure determination using protein crystallography, Arrangement of molecules in crystals, Lattice, symmetry, unit cell, point groups, space groups. Diffraction: X-ray diffraction, Laue an Bragg equations, reciprocal lattice, structure factor equation, Fourier transform, phase problem, diffraction data collection, indexing, systematic absences Structure determination: Solution to phase problem using direct methods, molecular replacement, Patterson method, isomorphous replacement and anomalous scattering, phasing of protein reflections, accuracy of phasing and refinement of phases, electron density and model fitting, Refinement: methods for structure refinement, structure validation, structure deposition, database. Fiber diffraction and small angle scattering Biophysical and spectroscopic techniques: NMR, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0013Advanced CoursePolymer SynthesisRadical chain polymerization, Rate of Radical Chain Polymerization, Initiation, propagation, Termination, Chain Transfer, Types of initiators, Autoacceleration, Molecular Weight Distribution, methods of polymerization, e.g. bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion, gas phase etc. Controlled or Living Radical Polymerization (CRP/LRP). Ziegler Natta polymerization, Coordination or insertion polymerization, Functional Olefin polymerization, Organometallic mediated polymerization; ROMP, ADMET, TEMPO-mediated polymerization and atom transfer radical Polymerization (ATRP). Step-growth Polymerization, kinetics, molecular weight control in linear polymerization. Examples -polyesters, polyethers, polyamides, polyurethanes, polyurea, polycarbonate and other condensation polymers.
Cationic Polymerization and Anionic Polymerization, Applications of ionic polymerizations for synthesis of block copolymers, Ring Opening Polymerization, Polymer nanoarchitectures - star, graft, and cyclic polymers, dendritic polymers, alternating, random and block copolymers.
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AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0023Advanced CoursePhysical Organic ChemistryHammett concepts: Quantitative structure activity relationships, Linear free energy relationships, Molecular mechanics, Semi-empirical and ab initio molecular theory, Pericyclic reactions, Substituent effects, Frontier molecular orbitals, HOMO-LUMO Interactions, Aromaticity, Odd and Even alternant Hydrocarbons, Pericyclic reactions, Woodward-Hoffman rules.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseTotal SynthesisSynthesis of complex organic molecules : Planning and execution, Concepts of retrosynthetic analysis and Total synthesis of natural products, Retrosynthesis, Disconnection, Synthons, Linear and Convergent synthesis, Photochemistry in total synthesis, MCRs in total synthesis, Breakthrough synthesis - past and present.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseOrganic Biomolecular ChemistryPeptidomimetics, Molecular Recognition & Self-assembly, The Bio-organic Chemistry of Carbohydrates, Nucleic acids, chemistry of lipids, Organic Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0113Advanced CourseAdvanced Physical ChemistryThermodynamics and chemical kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, Atomic structure and spectroscopy, Chemical bonding in diatomics, Chemical applications of group theory, Colloids and Surface science, surfactants, Interface and Interfacial properties, Electrochemistry.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0123Advanced CourseAdvanced Inorganic ChemistryStructure & 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.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0133Advanced CourseAdvanced Organic ChemistryStereochemistry, reaction mechanism, C-C and C-X bond formations, Retrosynthetic analysis, photochemistry, pericyclic reactions, reactive intermediates, Methods of asymmetric synthesis and their application in total synthesis, oxidation-reduction reactions, organocatalysis, metathesis reactions.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0143Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials ScienceCrystal systems and space groups, Close packing and various simple structure types like AB, AB2, AB3 and complex structural types ABX3, AB2X4, etc. Factors affecting crystal structures, Common preparative methods; X-ray diffraction and Electron microscopy, Defect structures, colour centers, reciprocal lattices, Properties of solids – Band theory, metals, insulators, semiconductors, dielectric and ferroelectric properties, magnetic properties, optical properties, ionic conduction; structure-processing-property correlations.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced AlgorithmsThe aim is to introduce students to the theory behind computing. This should help them in two ways: (1) design better code and (2) identify which computational problems in theirresearch provably can or cannot be solved efficiently.
Modules: Asymptotic notation, recurrences, Sorting, divide and conquer, Elementary data structures, Dynamics programming and greedy algorithms, NP completeness.
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Reaction EngineeringA very detailed study of material not covered in textbooks and well beyond that taught at the M.Tech. level. The course can focus on design concepts of industry problems handling complicated reactor designs for wider range of reactions.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Separation ProcessesProvide understanding of the principles underlying various separation processes.Modules: Mass transfer and thermodynamics applications to separations, Unit operations in separation: adsorption, distillation etc, Fundamentals of separation equipment design 3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseBiochemistry and Structural Biology
Computational Techniques
To introduce students to the computational aspects of modern molecular biology. The course aims to explain the molecular basis of cellular processes, thus acting as a bridge to fill the gap between systemic and reductionist approaches employed in tackling biological complexities.

Macromolecular structure and computer representation, Biological macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, DNA, RNA), Molecular conformations and topology of biomolecules, Computational representation of structures, Molecular interactions: protein-protein, protein-DNA, protein-membrane, protein-carbohydrate, protein-RNA and protein-small molecule interactions, RNA and protein structure prediction and modelling, Principles of structure prediction, Mathematical tools for sequence comparison, structure minimization, Homology modeling and threading, RNA secondary structure prediction, Structure validation, Structural transitions, Review of experimental tools used in structural biology.
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseBiochemistry and Structural Biology Biomolecular DynamicsIntroducing the concepts of biomolecular dynamics and computational approaches to elucidate structural transitions and dynamics.

Understanding intramolecular dynamics in biomolecules, Basics of molecular dynamics: time scales, equations of motion, introduction to, force-fields, application of numerical solutions in simulation, Multi-scale modeling and parameterization, Computational tools for MD simulations, Analysis of MD Simulations, Understanding macromolecular dynamics (Diffusion), Introduction to Random walk and Monte Carlo approaches, Statistical mechanics of protein folding, Introduction to statistical mechanics: ensembles, partition function, Application of statistical mechanics to many-body problem, Introduction to protein folding problem, Different folding models and their limitations
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseComputational Functional GenomicsTo introduce students to current problems in functional genomics and present them with computational tools and methods to solve them.
Modules; Genome sequencing: assembly and annotation, Algorithms for sequence alignment, Probabilistic.
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseEnvironmental Pollution ControlAir pollution, plume behavior, dispersion of air pollutants, Desulfurization; Industrial air pollution control, methods and equipment. Design concepts for pollution abatement systems for particulates and gases. These include gravity chambers, cyclone separators, filters, electrostatic precipitators, condensation, adsorption and absorption, thermal oxidation and biological processes.

Industrial Wastewater treatment processes: Design concepts for primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, advanced physic-chemical methods and application to wastewater treatment-coagulation, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane separations, emulsion liquid membranes, cavitation processes; advanced oxidation processes; process integration and hybrid processes for wastewater treatment; methods for COD, ammoniacal nitrogen removal, Industrial wastewater treatment applications.

Biological methods for wastewater treatment; aerobic and anaerobic treatment methods; activated sludge process, mechanism and design considerations, industrial applications

Water recycle and reuse

Solid waste and Hazardous waste management; management strategies. Treatment methods – component separation, chemical and biological treatment, incineration, and disposal methods.
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseFundamentals of BiologyTo review biology fundamentals, provide an introduction to students with a non-biology background. Course will focus on core concepts and a quantitative view of biology.
Modules: Biomolecules/biochemistry: DNA and RNA composition, struct
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseGreen Process TechnologyThis is aimed at developing catalysts and catalytic processes for i) replacing traditional reagent based processes by catalytic processes ii) biomass valorization to value added products iii) CO2 activation iv) replacing organic solvents by water or alternate media v) integrating catalyst development and process intensification3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseIndustrial Flow ModelingTo teach students the basic equations of fluid dynamics and computational methods to solve these equations as applied to flows in industrial processes. At t he conclusion of the course students will be able to analyze complex flow situations, develop a simple model for complex flow and solve it numerically, and simulate the actual complex flow using available CFD software.
Modules: Introduction to CFD, Solution techniques for solving CFD equations, Introduction to CFD Software, Turbulence modeling, Multiphase flows
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0113Advanced CourseMathematical FundamentalsTo review mathematical fundamentals, teach common mathematics prerequisites of other courses, and to impart perspective on modeling and simulation.
Modules: Analysis basics, Linear Algebra, Ordinary and partial differential equations, Optimisation.
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0123Advanced CourseMultiscale Simulations in MaterialsCourse Objective
To be familiar with simulations at the molecular and sub-molecular scale, including quantum
chemistry based and classical mechanics based methods.

Introduction to molecular modeling
Quantum-chemistry driven modeling
Classical mechanics based modeling
Example problems at multiple scales
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0133Advanced CourseNumerical Methods and ProgrammingIntroduction to Numerical Methods / Programming, Programming in MATLAB and Problem solving, Solutions to Non-Linear equations, System of Linear Algebraic (non-homogeneous) equations, Eigen Values problems, Introduction to Optimization Techniques, Polynomial Approximation and Interpolation, Numerical Integration, Differentiation and Difference formulas, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0143Advanced CourseProcess Design PrinciplesIntroduction to Process Design, Steps involved in Process design, Process Synthesis, Heuristics in Process synthesis, Role of computers in process design, Detail Approach for Process Synthesis, Reactor network Synthesis, Synthesis of separation Trains, Reactor and separation network with recycle, Heat integration, Second Law analysis, Design of batch processes, Detail design of configured process, Process flowsheet Optimization, Equipment sizing, Cost analysis, Plant wide Controllability Assessment, Control system configuration, Flowsheet controllability analysis, Documentation of process design project, Content of report, Equipment specification sheets2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0153Advanced CourseReaction and Reactor Engineering1. Chemical Kinetics: Complex reactions, Multiple reactions/reaction networks, Reactions of higher/general order, Formulation of reaction mechanisms, simulation techniques and numerical methods, sensitivity analysis, analysis of rate data

2. Homogeneous reactor analysis & design: Revision of the basic concepts, Isothermal systems: Ideal batch reactors, Single CSTR and cascade of CSTRs in series, plug flow reactors, Non-isothermal reactions & reactors: (CSTR and PFR), Energy balance and its applications to reactor design, Energy balance for reactors in series, Energy balance for reactor-separator system and relevant dynamics

3. Non-ideal reactor design: Interpretation of Residence time distribution, Macro and micro mixing, Segregation models, RTD in complex systems (with recycle, outlet response in systems with dead zones, systems with delay, etc.), Industrial relevance of the RTD, Spatial and temporal nonlinearities in the homogeneous reactors

4. Heterogeneous reactor analysis & design: Gas-liquid reactions: Mass transfer with reactions, Reactor design for mechanically agitated and bubble column reactors, Gas-solid reactions: Catalytic/non-catalytic. kinetics and reactor design, with/without diffusion limitations, design of fixed and fluidized bed reactors, Langmuir-Hinshelwood, Hougen-Watson surface kinetics, microkinetic analysis of surface reactions, External diffusion controller reactions, Unsteady states in non-isothermal fixed bed catalytic reactors
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0163Advanced CourseSeparation Processes: Chromatography and CrystallizationIntroduction, Adsorption: Equilibrium and Kinetics, Diffusion and Dispersion: Theory and models, Chromatography: Introduction and Theory, Chromatography column dynamics, Chromatography process design: Batch and Continuous processes, Introduction to chromatography simulation platforms: ASPEN chromatography, ChromX and CADET etc., Structural characterization and designing of the adsorbent particles, Functional characterization of the adsorbents, Introduction to crystallization, Crystallization: Equilibrium and Phase Diagrams, Crystal shape and size distribution: Mass, Energy and Population balance, Real time monitoring of the crystal size distribution, Crystallization process design: Batch and Continuous processes

Lab: Introduction to analytical and preparative scale chromatography instrumentation, Demonstration I: Chromatography parameter estimation for size exclusion chromatography (Aggregate separation from the native molecule), Demonstration II: Inverse size exclusion chromatography for pore size estimation of adsorbents, Demonstration III: Radial flow chromatography for capture stage purification of API, Demonstration IV: Focused beam reflectance measurement for real time estimation of crystal chord lengths

Simulation exercise: A specific task to simulate the analytical/preparative scale chromatogram using an existing example.
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0173Advanced CourseStatistical AnalysisMethods for describing sets of data, random variables, sampling distributions, tests of hypotheses, nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, and an introduction to concepts of supervised and nonsupervised learning3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0183Advanced CourseSystems BiologyThis course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of cellular systems biology. The purpose of the course is to provide insight into quantitative modelling of biological systems at the molecular and cellular level, as well as how they are used, analysed and developed. The course structure involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, presentations and miniprojects.

Introduction to Complex Systems and Systems Biology, Cell Mathematics (Numbers in Biology), Network Motifs and Gene Circuits, Analysis of Biochemical Networks, Gene, Signaling and Metabolic Network Analysis and Modeling, Kinetic Models of Biochemical Networks, Modeling of Biological systems, Concept of Modularity, Optimality and Evolution of Biological circuits, Experiments in Systems Biology, Integrated Analysis in Systems Biology, Variability in Biological Systems and Robustness
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0193Advanced CourseSystems PharmacologyMathematical modeling of drug delivery, distribution and action Modules, Drug delivery modes and models, Basic pharmacokinetics – compartment models, Physiology based pharmacokinetics, Systems pharmacology3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0203Advanced CourseThermodynamics and Statistical MechanicsClassical Thermodynamics, Basic Concepts
Equation of state, Heat Capacity, Zeroth Law and First Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Spontaneous Process and Irreversibility, Maxwell Relations, Thermodynamic Cycles, Phase Equilibria of single Component System, Phase Diagram, Multicomponent Phase Equlibria, Colligative Properties, Raoult’s Law, Henry’s Law, Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics, Intermolecular Forces, Potential Functions, Fugacities in Gas Mixture, Fugacities in Liquid Mixture, Solubilities of Gases/Solids in Liquids, High Pressure Phase Equilibria
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AcSIR-26-ES-AD-0213Advanced CourseTransport PhenomenaTypes of transport processes, constitutive laws for diffusive mode of transport, convective mode of transport due to bulk fluid flow.
Continuum description, equation of continuity and motion for isothermal fluid flow, Navier-Stokes equation, dimensional analysis, creeping flow and inviscid flow equations, vectors and tensors (definition, properties, algebraic & differential operations), steady and time dependent diffusive transport in isothermal flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, problems in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems with unidirectional and two directional transport.
Non-isothermal and binary (two component) systems, dimensional analysis of equations of change, diffusive transport in single component non isothermal systems, diffusive transport in isothermal, two-component systems, steady state forced convection in a unidirectional fully developed laminar fluid flow.
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AcSIR-26-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseEquilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics for Soft MatterIntroduction1. The Laws of Thermodynamics and Thermodynamic Processes in Ideal Gases2. Principle of Maximum Work and Cycle Analyses3. Maxwell Relations: Derivations and Applications4. Gibbs-Duhem relationships5. Real GasesEquilibrium Statistical Mechanics1. Classical Mechanics2. Equilibrium Distributions3. Ergodic Hypothesis4. Ensembles in Statistical Mechanics5. Boltzmann Statistics6. Imperfect Gases: The Virial equations Coefficients7. Relationship of Thermodynamic Functions to Probability Distribution Functions8. Static structure factor and direct correlation function.Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics1. Linear response theory.2. Onsagers regression hypothesis3. Fluctuation dissipation theorem4. Green-Kubo relation5. Brownian Motioni. The Langevin Equationii. Connection to Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem6. TimeCorrelation Function Formalismi. Mean square displacementii. Velocity Autocorrelation functioniii. Diffusion, friction and Einstein Relationship.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseOperando Surface TechniquesBasic aspects of XPS, EELS, XAS, Surface spectroscopy and microscopy tools for catalysis- applications of XPS, XAS, FT-IR, STM etc in exploring catalysis at nanoscale, Surface science techniques at operando conditions –bridging the pressure gap, Electronic structure of surfaces – techniques for probing electronic structure with examples.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-PS-AD-0033Advanced CoursePolymer PhysicsWhat is a polymer? What is unique to polymers? Polymer characterization, including MW, MWD, Rg, Rh, intrinsic viscosity.Models for flexible polymers. Random walk, self-avoiding random walk. Persistence length. Excluded volume interactions. Polymer solutions in the dilute limit/semi-dilute limit. Entropy of mixing, theta temperature, rubber elasticity: elasticity of a freely jointed chain, Chains in good, bad and theta solvents; Flory theory for polymer solutions.Overview of polymer dynamics. Maxwell (phenomenological model). Bead-spring models. Reptation (scaling arguments).Polyelectrolytes: Poisson Boltzmann/Debye-Huckel theory, Bjerrum length.Polymer crystallization.Polymer chains at surfaces.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseSpecial Topics in Polymers 11. Polymers in Healthcare:
a) Design and methods of synthesis of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers, Synthesis and characterization of drug conjugated polymers, Synthesis and characterization of polymer micelle and vesicles, Drug nanoparticles and drug containing nanofibers for biomedical applications, Pharmacokinetic study, In-vitro and in-vivo study.

b) Synthetic and Natural Polymers, blends, composites in medical devices, Physical and Chemical Properties of biomedical polymers and their characterization, Processing techniques to prepare scaffolds, implants, micro/nanoparticles, Cell and biomaterial interactions and applications and examples.
2. Water soluble polymers and Gels: Introduction to water-soluble polymers and applications, Synthetic methodologies, Structure-property relationship, Associating polymers (APs)/Hydrophobically Modified Polymers (HMPs), clarification behaviour - by solution rheology, preparations, properties and applications of hydrogels.
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AcSIR-26-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseSpecial Topics in Polymers 21. Membranes: Basic introduction to membranes and membrane based processes, Mechanism of separation in various types of membrane processes, Application of different polymers as membrane materials.

2. Polymers in energy: Design and methods of synthesis of polymers for energy applications, Tools and methods to characterize conjugated polymers, Fabrication and characterization of devices for energy conversion

3. Composite Materials: Scope and general characteristics of composites; a broad perspective on various applications, Characteristics of fibers, matrices, interface bonding, adhesives; microstructure of composites; types of composites, Physico-mechanical properties of conventional fiber and particulate polymer composites, Traditional and novel approaches; process fundamentals, Basic concepts, stiffness, strength, thermal and moisture expansion, Failure criteria, Laminate Strength, Stress Concentrations, How do actual composites for aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, high temperature applications behave? Problem areas, long-term performance, Synthesis, characterization and application of polymer nanocomposites. Recent advancements, Design concepts; small group design problem using composites (design, build, and test)

4. Microencapsulation: Basics of Control Release Technology, Control Release forms: microcapsules, microspheres, Characterization, Applications
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AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseX Ray Diffraction and the Structure of SolidsIntroduction to X-ray crystallography,Crystal growth, evaluation and mounting, Symmetry and space group determination, Background theory for data collection, Data collection using four-circle diffractometers, Area detectors,Crystal lattices, Structure factors, Crystal symmetry, Structure solutions, Structure refinement, An introduction to maximum entropy, Least squares fitting of parameters, Practical aspects of structure refinement, Crystallographic Database, Structure solution from Powder Diffraction Data3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseNMR SpectroscopyQuantum Mechanics of NMR, Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, Periodic table of NMR, Heteronuclear double resonance experiments, Magnetization transfer and signal enhancement, NMR of diamagnetic and paramagnetic compounds, Multidimensional NMR: 2D NMR, 1H-1H correlations, Heteronuclear Correlation Spectroscopy, 2D Exchange (EXSY), 2D NOESY, ROESY, DOSY Structure elucidation of small molecules, NMR of macromolecules, Multidimensional NMR Spectra, NMR Spectroscopy of Solids, 2D experiments in solids, semi rigid systems: HR MAS, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: In Vivo NMR, Imaging, MRI, functional MRI, NMR imaging of materials.3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Polymer ChemistryTechniques of polymerization, polymer characterization techniques, Stereochemistry of Polymers, polymer nano-architectures, random and block copolymers, Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Conducting Polymers, Nonlinear Polymers, Polymer Blends and Composites, polymer rheology, inorganic, bio and supramolecular polymers3CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-26-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced Material Characterization TechniquesOptical 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.2CSIR-National Chemical LaboratoryCSIR-NCL
AcSIR-27-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseBioremediation - Principles and ApplicationsConcept and dynamics of ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles; Types of ecosystems, Community structure and organisation; Environmental pollution and importance of microbes, Bioremediation: Microcosms, Mesocosms, Bioaugmentation, Biostimulation of Naturally occurring microbial activities, Bioaugmentation, in situ, ex situ, intrinsic & engineered bioremediation, Solid phase bioremediation - land farming, prepared beds, soil piles, Phytoremediation. Composting, Bioventing & Biosparging; Liquid phase bioremediation - suspended bioreactors, fixed biofilm reactors. Biodiversity, Climate change research, Microbe-Plant interactions, Eco-restoration and Remediation technologies, Environmental Management, Waste management through Eco-friendly approaches, Constructed wetlands for treatment of Wastewaters, Biomolecules in remediation, Microbial diversity in different Ecosystem, Bioremediation/Phytoremediation, Carbon sequestration and Clean Development Mechanisms, Resource recovery from waste, Bio-energy, Bioproduct, Environmental Biotechnology, Green chemistry. Xenobiotic compounds, recalcitrance. hazardous wastes - biodegradation of Xenobiotics . Biological detoxification - market for hazardous biotechnology application to hazardous waste management - examples of biotechnological applications to hazardous waste management – cyanide detoxification - detoxification of oxalate, urea etc. - toxic organics - phenols.2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERI
AcSIR-27-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseEnvironmental and Applied MicrobiologyMicrobes as tools for understanding the biological processes: Physiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, genomics, proteomics. Microbes and environment: Pollution abatement, bioindicators, restoration of degraded ecosystems, biodegradation, bioremediation, biogenic gases, microbes in biological warfare. Application of microbes in fermentation processes: Types, design and maintenance of bioreactors, application of fermentation technology in industry. Medical microbiology: Microbes as causal agents of human and animal diseases; immunology: basic concepts, vaccines, immunotherapy. Role of microbes in relation to agriculture: Nitrogen economy, plant health, biological control. Symbiotic associations: Concepts, types and applications. Microbes in food and dairy industry: Mushrooms, fermented foods, microbial spoilage of food and dairy products, toxins. Extremophiles and their biotechnological applications. Microbial technology: Biosensors, biomolecules, enzymes.2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERI
AcSIR-27-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseEnvironmental BiotechnologyBiological Treatment Processes: Biochemistry and Microbiology of Aerobic and Anaerobic Treatment Processes; Suspended and Attached Growth Type Aerobic Processes- Activated Sludge, Oxidation Ditch, Aerated Lagoons, Oxidation Ponds and Their Variations; Trickling Filters, Rotating Biological Contactors, Other Aerobic Processes. Suspended and Attached Growth Type Anaerobic Processes- Anaerobic Digesters, Fixed and Fluidized Types of Anaerobic Bioreactors, UASB Bioreactors Treatment of Typical Industrial Effluents- Diary, Distillery, Sugar, and Antibiotic Industries. Degradation of Xenobiotic Compounds in Environment: Decay Behaviour and Degradative Plasmids; Hydrocarbons; Substituted Hydrocarbons; Oil Pollution; Surfactants; Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils. Biopesticides and biofertilizers; their role in pest and nutrient Management; Wormiculture. Solid Wastes: Sources and Management; Composition; Methane Production; Food, Feed and Fuel from Biomass Global Environmental Problems: Ozone Depletion; UV-B and Green House gases and Biotechnological Approaches of their Management.4CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERI
AcSIR-27-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseEnvironmental GenomicsConcept of Genomics, Microbial Genomics as tool for understanding environment related issues in different area (soil, air water, wastewater) History of genetic engineering, restriction, modifying and polymerase enzymes used in genetic engineering, vectors used in genetic engineering of microbes, Bacterial hosts used in cloning and expression. Molecular Techniques: Isolation of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, e-DNA, Metagenome), PCR, optimization of PCR, gene specific and degenerate primer design, automated DNA sequencing, pyrosequencing, Principles and techniques of nucleic acid hybridization and Cot curves; Southern blotting techniques; Polymerase chain reaction; RAPD, Real Time PCR, RT- PCR Construction of cDNA library, PCR based cDNA library, subtractive cDNA library, normalized cDNA library, genomic DNA library, BAC library, Cloning methods using restriction enzymes, cloning in expression vector, cloning of PCR products. Phylogenetics, cladistics and ontology; Phylogenetic representations – graphs, trees and cladograms; Steps in phylogenetic analysis; Methods of phylogenetic analysis – similarity and distance tables, distance matrix method; Method of calculation of distance matrix (UPGMA, WPGMA); The Neighbor Joining Method: - maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood; Phylogenetic softwares –PHYLIP. Genome maps and types; current sequencing technologies; partial sequencing; gene identification; gene prediction rules and software’s; Genome databases; Annotation of genome. Genome diversity: taxonomy and significance of genomes. Methods of sequence alignment: Sequence similarity searches and alignment tools – dynamic programming algorithms; Needlman-Wunch and Smith Waterman, Optimal global alignment and optimal local alignment; Concept; Programmes (Dot matrix, Dot plot, Dynamic programming); Similarity Searches; Sequence repeats and inversion; Database searching (BLAST and FASTA. Multiple Sequence alignment (MSA) – significance; softwares (Clustal, ClustalW, Meme).2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERI
AcSIR-27-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseIndustrial EcologyIndustrial ecology and sustainable industrial development Techniques for eco-leveling, inventory analysis and input/output models. Material flow analysis and dematerialization Scope of Environmental Management System in industries Recycling of waste materials in industries Scope of green belt development in and around industrial zones.2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERI
AcSIR-27-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseWater Resource ManagementGlobal distribution of water resources, water need and consumption; Threats to surface water resources; Principles and approaches to surface water management. Watershed management: Catchment infiltration models, rain water harvesting and storage, recharging of ground water; Role of dams. Properties of sewage and industrial effluents; Effluent standards; Treatment of industrial effluents, sewage treatment (primary, secondary and tertiary treatment), advanced treatments (nitrate and phosphate removal); Sludge treatment and disposal; Waste water use. Drinking water quality and water treatment (desalination, ion-exchange, reverse osmosis and disinfection of water). Management of degraded water resources. People’s participation and mass awareness programmes for water resource – cyanide detoxification - detoxification of oxalate, urea etc. - toxic organics - phenols.2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERI
AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Analytical Chemistry- Methods & InstrumentationTechniques for Structural Characterization and Materials Characterization
Techniques for Structural Characterization: Basic theory, instrumentation and analytical applications of the following physical methods: Spectroscopic techniques [NMR, ESR, MS (EI, FAB, MALDI-TOF), IR, UVVis, Fluorescence and Phosphorescence, Atomic Absorption], X-ray diffraction (single crystal XRD)

Techniques for Materials Characterization: Basic theory, instrumentation and analytical applications of the following physical methods: X-ray diffraction methods (powder method), Thermoanalytical methods (TGA, DSC, DTA), Microscopic methods (Polarized optical microscope, SEM, TEM, AFM), Surface Properties (XPS, BET), Mechanical Properties (DMA), Rheological properties (Viscometer, Rheometer), Electrical properties (Conductivity, Cyclic Voltammetry).

Advanced Separation Techniques: Chromatographic techniques: Introduction, classification of chromatographic methods, terms and relationships in chromatography, sample characterization.
Principle, instrumentation and applications of : High performance thin layer chromatography(HPTLC),
Gas chromatography (GC) ,High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Ion exchange chromatography(IEC),Gel permeation chromatography(GPC/SEC), Affinity chromatography(AC), Supercritical fluid chromatography and extraction (SFC& SFCE),Hyphenated Techniques: Principles and Applications of: LC-MS, GC-MS, GCFTIR, Electrophoretic Separation Techniques: Principle, Instrumentation and Applications of: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE), Capillary electrophoresis (CE), High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis (HPCE),Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE),Membrane Separation Techniques: Principle, Instrumentation and Application of : Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Nanofiltration (NF), Ultra Filtration (UF), Micro Filtration (MF), Dialysis and Electro dialysis (ED), Pervaporation.
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AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseGreen ChemistryEmerging greener methodologies: Sonochemistry and green aspects; Microwave in chemical synthesis: Basic principles, advantages and examples; Electrochemical synthesis: concepts and examples.
Organic solvents: Environmentally benign solvents, Solvent-free synthesis; Water as a reaction solvent; Ionic liquids
Phase transfer catalysis: Definition, Mechanism, Types of phase transfer catalysts, Synthesis and synthetic applications
Transition metal catalyzed organic reactions Organocatalysis.
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AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseGround Water and Geochemical StudiesWater movement in the subsurface; Groundwater and the hydrologic cycle; The groundwater environment; Types of aquifers; Sources of contamination; Saturated flow: continuity equation; Darcy’s Law; Equation of flow; Analytical solutions and numerical modeling; Unsaturated flow; Ground water sampling methods and analyses.
Transport of contaminants; Transport equation; Dispersion and diffusion in porous media; Reaction terms; Analytical solutions; Soil chemistry; Groundwater quality; Common soil minerals and components; Forces at soil-water interfaces;
Adsorption and surface complexation models; Interaction of non-polar compounds with soils; Soil chemical kinetics; Modelling Groundwater Pollution; Coupling of contaminant-soil interactions with transport; Reaction and transport of trace metals, ligands and nonpolar organic solutes.
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AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvances in Nanoscience and NanotechnologySynthesis and Properties: Method of Synthesis: RF Plasma Chemical Methods, Thermolysis, Pulsed Laser Methods, Biological Methods: Synthesis using micro-organisms, Synthesis using Plant Extract, Metal Nanoclusters, Magic Numbers, Modelling of Nanoparticles, Bulk to Nano Transitions.
Carbon Nanostructures: Nature of Carbon Clusters, Discovery of C60, Structure of C60 and its Crystal, Superconductivity in C60, Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Structure, Electrical and Mechanical Properties. Graphene: Discovery, Synthesis and Structural Characterization through TEM, Elementary Concept of its applications.
Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Preparation of Quantum Nanostructures, Size Effects, Conduction Electrons and Dimensionality, Properties Dependent on Density of States.
Analysis Techniques for Nano Structures/ Particles: Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM), Diffraction Techniques, Spectroscopic Techniques, Magnetic Measurements
Bulk Nanostructure Materials: Methods of Synthesis, Solid Disorders Nanostructures, Mechanical Properties, Nanostructure Multilayers, Metal Nanocluster, Composite Glasses, Porous Silicon.
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AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvanced CatalysisSurface Chemistry and Catalysis: Bimolecular surface reactions - reaction between a gas molecule and an adsorbed molecule, reaction between two adsorbed molecules, inhibition and activation energy of such reactions. Catalytic activity at surfaces (volcano curve), transition state theory of surface reactions: rates of chemisorption and desorption, unimolecular and bimolecular surface reaction, comparison of homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction rates, surface heterogeneity, lateral interaction.
Transition metal compounds in catalysis: Hydrogenation, hydroformylation and polymerization; Waker Process.
Determination of reaction order, stochiometric number, and transfer coefficient. Electrocatalysis-comparison of electrocatalytic activity. Importance of oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions and their mechanisms.
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AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseThermochemical Conversion of BiomassBio-energy: Biomass as energy source, biomass production; energy farming; biomass types and their characteristics; biomass conversion processes – Thermo-chemical and bio-chemical; thermo-chemical – combustion, gasification, liquefaction and pyrolysis of biomass; fermentation of biomass; anaerobic digestion of biomass and digester types; biodiesel; environmental consequences of biomass resource harnessing.
Energy storage and distribution: Importance; biological, chemical, electricity and heat storage; mechanical storage, distribution of energy.
Energy conservation: National energy policy, energy efficiency improvement, audit and energy saving.

High-rate algal ponds for the treatment of wastewaters and for the production of useful biomass and energy; immobilized and inactivated algal biomass for metal and nutrient removal.
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AcSIR-27-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced Separation Science and TechnologyChromatographic techniques: Introduction, classification of chromatographic methods, terms and relationships in chromatography, sample characterization.
Principle, instrumentation and applications of: High performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), Gas chromatography (GC), High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Ion exchange chromatography (IEC), Gel permeation chromatography (GPC/SEC), Affinity chromatography (AC), Supercritical fluid chromatography and extraction (SFC& SFCE), Hyphenated Techniques: Principles and Applications of: LC-MS, GC-MS, GCFTIR. Electrophoretic Separation Techniques: Principle, Instrumentation and Applications of: Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE), Capillary electrophoresis (CE), High Performance Capillary Electrophoresis (HPCE)
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) Membrane Separation Techniques: Principle, Instrumentation and Application of: Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Nanofiltration (NF)
Ultra Filtration (UF), Micro Filtration (MF), Dialysis and Electro dialysis (ED), Pervaporation.
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AcSIR-27-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseDesign of Water and Wastewater SystemsGeneral considerations for source of drinking water; Economic sizing of pumping mains; Considerations for layout of treatment plant; Water treatment plant design, Design of water distribution network and wastewater collection system using EPANET AND LOOP program.
Design of Screens; Grit chamber; Aerated grit chamber; Communitor; Sizing of flow equalisation tank; Design of primary sedimentation tank. Activated sludge process and its modifications; Trickling filter design along with hydraulic considerations; Rotating biological contactor; Aerated lagoons; Waste stabilisation ponds.
Anaerobic treatment Process; Design of upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor; Design of anaerobic sludge digester; Design of sludge drying beds.
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AcSIR-27-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseEnvironmental Systems ModellingDefinition; Classification; Examples of models for environmental systems. Introduction to air quality models; Meteorology; Atmospheric stability and turbulence; Gaussian plume model and modifications; Numerical models, Urban diffusion models, Calibration and sensitivity analysis; Applications of public domain models and software, Global radiation balance and climatic changes.
Transport and fate of pollutant in aquatic systems; Introduction to river, estuarine and lake hydrodynamics; Stratification and eutrophication of lakes; Dissolved oxygen model for streams; Temperature models. Transport and fate of pollutants in soils and ground water; Utility of environmental models for forecasting. Computational methods in environmental modelling.
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AcSIR-27-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseGIS for Environmental Planning and ManagementIntroduction to GIS, Data input, verification, storage and output, Data structures in GIS, Data analysis and spatial modeling, DEMS, DTMS, Surfaces, TINS and Networks in GIS.
Introduction to remote sensing particularly for getting Input data from remote sensing.
Introduction to GIS software and hardware. Laboratory sessions with hands on practice on GIS software say ArcGIS.
Case studies on various applications of GIS for environmental planning and management
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AcSIR-27-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseIndustrial Pollution Prevention and Clean TechnologiesPrinciples and techniques for industrial pollution prevention and waste minimization; Nature and characteristics of industrial wastes; Prevention versus control of industrial pollution; Source reduction tools and techniques: raw material substitution, toxic use reduction and elimination, process modification and procedural changes; Recycling and reuse; Opportunities and barriers to cleaner technologies; Pollution prevention economics. Waste audits, emission inventories and waste management hierarchy for process industries; Material balance approach; Material and process mapping approach; Emission sources; Estimation of fugitive emissions; Environmental impact of VOCs; Energy and resource (material and water) audits for efficient usage and conservation. Unit operations in separation technology.
Pollution prevention for unit operations: Boilers and Heat Exchangers; Storage tanks; Distillation columns; Application of separation technologies for pollution prevention; Process optimization for cleaner industrial processes: Flowsheet analysis—qualitative and quantitative approaches using mass exchange networks; Thermodynamic constraints to waste minimization; Holistic and critical technology assessment; Environmental performance indicators; Concept of industrial ecology and symbiosis of eco-parks.
Case studies on industrial applications of cleaner technologies in chemical, metallurgical, pulp and paper, textile, electroplating, leather, dairy, cement and other industries.
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AcSIR-27-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseIndustrial Wastewater Management and ReuseIndustrial wastewater treatment: Treatment of industrial effluents released from textile, dairy, leather, thermal power and chemical industries.
Disinfection of treated water: Ozonization of secondary treated wastewater; chemical and other methods for disinfection.
Water management strategies: Rain water harvesting, use of rain water, recharging of ground water; use of domestic waste water; recycling of waste water; recycling of industrial effluents after treatment.
Water pollution monitoring and management bodies: Important organizations involved in water pollution monitoring in India and role of NGOs in water pollution management.
2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Stanley E. Manhan, 2007, Environmental Science and Technology, Lewis Publishers, New York.
2. Stanley E. Manhan, 2001, Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Lewis Publishers, New York.
3. Stanley E. Manhan, 2005, Environmental Chemistry, Lewis Publishers, New York.
4. APHA, 1998, Standard methods for examination of water and waste water, American Public Health Assocation, 18th Edition, Washington, D.C.
AcSIR-27-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseSocio-Economic Dimensions of Environmental ManagementPopulation explosion and social factors affecting development - poverty, affluence, education, employment, child marriage and child labour.
Environment and human health, human rights, value education, women and child welfare, Impact of development on environment - changing patterns of land use, land reclamation, deforestation, resource depletion, pollution and environmental degradation.
Basic concepts of sustainable development and social environmental issues, Community participation and capacity building programmes for sustainable socio-economic and ecological development.
Role of NGOs in environmental awareness and management, Role of media in environmental awareness and management
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AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseMaterials & Environmental ApplicationsMetals: Process analysis, Instrumentation and control, Iron and steel making, Deformation behavior and microstructure evolution during creep and superplasticity, Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, Metal forming, Mechanical behavior, Welding, Physical metallurgy, Phase transformation, Structure property relationship, Thermomechanical processing and texture analysis.
Ceramics: Electronic ceramics, Bioceramics, Glasses and glass ceramics, Electrical and optical properties, Magnetic materials, Dielectric and piezoelectric ceramics and devices, Ceramic foams, Industrial ceramics, High temperature ceramics, Near net shape forming, Gel casting, Rheology of suspensions.
Semiconductors and magnetic materials: Devices of thin film elemental semiconductors and alloy systems, Surface treatment and surface engineering, Chemical vapor deposition, Structure property correlation in nanocrystalline magnetic materials, Magneto-resistor materials, Materials for sensors and batteries, Superconductors, Thermoelectric materials, Organic semiconductors, Solar cells, Nanophotonic, Synthesis and processing of ion conductors, Materials for energy generation and storage materials for quantum computing and ultrahigh vacuum systems for thin film systems.
Polymers and composites: Polymer blends, Polymer carbon nanotube composites, Polymer thin films, Polymer nanocomposites, Thermodynamic, metamorphological, Mechanical properties of polymers, Responsive, functional and conjugated polymers, Metal matrix composites, Structure property relations.
Wear and corrosion: Fracture and failure, Nondestructive evaluation, Aqueous corrosion, Metallurgy of corrosion, Oil and gas corrosion, and protective coatings (paints, high temperature coatings etc.).
Modeling and simulations: Modeling of metallurgical processes, Heat and mass transport, Modeling of metal forming, Optimization, Monte Carlo simulations, Dislocation dynamics simulations, Molecular dynamics & simulations, Phase field modelling, First principle calculations, Crystal plasticity.
2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
W.D. Callister, 1997, Materials Science an Engineering-, 5th Ed, John Wiley & Sons.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAir Pollution Control TechnologiesAtmospheric composition and climate: Gaseous and particulate pollutants, Emission trends and scenarios: Climate change, Drivers of climate change, Greenhouse gas emission scenarios: Indoor air pollution.
Sulphur derivatives: Sources and cycling of sulphur, Effects on plants, Human health and ecosystems, Mechanisms of toxicity, Resistance and buffering, Sulphur metabolism, Threshold and injury.
Nitrogen derivatives: Formation and sources, Deposition, uptake, metabolism, critical load, Effects on plants, human health and ecosystems.
Fluoride derivatives: Sources and cycling, Bioaccumulation, threshold and injury, Eeffects on plants, Human health and ecosystems.
Oxidants: Formation and sources, Photochemical smog, Effects on plants and human health, Mechanisms of toxicity, Resistance, Critical load.
Stratospheric ozone depletion: Phenomenon, causes, irradiation scenarios, Effects of enhanced UV-B on plants, Microbes and human health, Biological action spectra.
Greenhouse effects: Process, consequences, global warming, Sea level rise, Albedo, Oceanic influences, Agriculture, Natural vegetation, Effects of increased CO2 on plants, Human implications.
Acid rain: Formation, dispersion and deposition, Trends, Consequences on soil fertility, rivers and lakes, Effects on plants, leaf injury, buffering, reproduction, Forest decline, Effects on fisheries.
Biomonitoring of air pollution: Concept, active and passive monitoring, Bioindicator parameters, Air pollution tolerance indices, Control of air pollution by plants, Green belt design.
2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. A.B. Pittock, 2009, Climate change, the Science, Impacts and Solution. (2nd edition). CSIRO publication.
2. Hirt Heribert, Kazuoshinozaki (Eds.), 2004, Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress. Springer-Verlag Berlin.
3. J.N.B. Bell and M. Treshow (Eds.), 2004. Air Pollution and Plant Life. John Wiley and Sons, England.
4. Jelte Rozema, Viannis Manetas, L. Bjorn (Eds.), 2001. Response of Plants to UVB radiation; Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherland.
5. W.W Heck, O.C. Taylor and D.T Tingey (Eds.), 1988. Assessment of Crop Loss from Air Pollutants. Elsevier Applied Science, New York.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseGroundwater Flow and Contaminant TransportWater movement in the subsurface, Groundwater and the hydrologic cycle, Groundwater environment, Types of aquifers, Sources of contamination. Saturated flow: Continuity equation, Darcy’s Law, Equation of flow, Analytical solutions and numerical modeling, Unsaturated flow, Ground water sampling methods and analyses.
Transport of contaminants: Transport equation, Dispersion and diffusion in porous media, Reaction terms, Analytical solutions, Soil chemistry, Groundwater quality, Common soil minerals and components, Forces at soil-water interfaces.
Adsorption and surface complexation models, Interaction of non-polar compounds with soils, Soil chemical kinetics, Modelling Groundwater Pollution, Coupling of contaminant-soil interactions with transport, Reaction and transport of trace metals, Ligands and nonpolar organic solutes.
2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Todd, D.K., Groundwater Geology, 2nd Ed., John Wiley, NY, 2001
2. Domenico, P.A., and Schwartz, F.W., Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1990.
3. Grathwohl, P., Diffusion in Natural Porous Media : Cntaminant Transport, Sorptiondesorption and Dissolution Kinetics, Kluwer Academic, Boston, 1998
4. Appelo, C.A.J., and Postma, D., Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, 1993.
5. Freeze, R.A., and Cherry, J.A., Groundwater, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1979.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced Pollution Control TechnologiesPrinciples and operating methodologies of wastewater treatment technologies: ASP, Upflow aerobic sludge blanket (UASB), Biological filtration & oxygenated reactor (BIOFOR), Fluidized aerated bed (FAB), Oxidation ponds and lagoon technologies etc. Principles and operating methodologies of air pollution control technologies: ESP, Stack pollution controller, Bag filter, Ventury scrubber, Clone precipitator & Wet scrubber etc. Monitoring and control of noise pollution at source, transmission path and receiver.Principles and applications of disinfection techniques: Chlorination, Ozonation, UV treatment, Bio-filtration etc.2CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Stanley E. Manhan, 2007, Environmental Science & Technology, Lewis Publishers, New York.
2. Howard S. Peavy, Donald R Rowe, George Tchobanoglous, 1985, Environmental Engineering, McGraw Hill Book Company.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseDegraded Soil Restoration TechnologiesDefinition of soil and soil properties, Nature and arrangement of soil solids, Measurement of physical properties of solid phase.
Liquid phase characteristics and measurements: Potential, Capillarity, Hysteresis; Prediction of soil moisture characteristics, Composition and properties of the air phase.
Fundamentals of unsaturated fluid flow, Hydraulic conductivity measurement and prediction, Infiltration of water, Movement of non-aqueous fluids in soils, Two-phase transport properties, Richard’s equation, Immiscible displacement.
Chemical composition of soils: Soil minerals, Structure and surface functional groups, Mineral solubility and weathering, Surface chemistry and electric double layer, Composition and chemistry of soil organic matter, Inorganic and organic contaminant sorption processes.
3CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Jury, W.A., W.R. Gardner and W.H. Gardner, Soil Physics, 5th Ed. John Wiley, New York, 1991.
2. Hillel, D., Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics, Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam, 2004
3. Essington, M.E., Soil and Water Chemistry—An Integrative Approach, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2004.
4. Sposito, G., The Chemistry of Soils, Oxford University Press, New York, 1989.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseEnvironmental Policy, Law & EconomicsManagement of natural resources on a sustainable basis, Reduction of threats to environmental degradation, Environmental regulations and their compliance.
Broad aspects of environmental economics, Society and environment, Sustainable development, Regional and global strategies of management of environment, Environmental movements.
Environmental legislation: Role of U.N. and its associate bodies, Role of world bank, Administering global environmental funds, Environmental programmes and policies in developed and developing countries, Environmental programmes and policies of India, Structural changes for environmental managements, Sectoral policies on land, water, forestry, energy, industrial pollution, Human resources development.
Environmental impact assessment (EIA): Rationale and historical development of EIA, Methodologies and socio-economic aspects of EIA, Status of EIAs in India, Case studies stressing socio-economic aspects of EIA. Planning Levels, Physical planning and development, Cost-Benefit analysis,
Methods of economic evaluation of intangible environmental resources: Contingent method, Travel cost, Opportunity cost, Concept of consumer behaviour, Environmental consumerism.
4CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Stavins, R.N, Economics of the Environment – Selected Readings. 5th ed. W.W. Nations and Co., New Delhi. 2005
2. Mukherjee, B. Environmental Management. Vikas Pub. House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. 1997
3. Kolstad, C.D. Environmental Economics. Oxford University Press. 2000
4. Hussen, A. Principles of Environmental Economics. 2nd ed. Routledge, U.K. 2004.
5. Tietenberg, T. 2004. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. 6th ed. Pearson Education.
6. Ravindranath, N.H., Rao, U.K. Natarajan, B. and Monga, P. Renewable Energy and Environment – A Policy Analysis of India. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi. 2002.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAtmospheric Processes, Climate, and Climate ChangePrinciple laws of radiation, Geographical and seasonal distribution of solar radiation, Direct beam insolation at the earth's surface, Radiative heating and cooling, Radiative equilibrium and stratosphere, Mean heat balance of the earth atmospheric system, Poleward transport of energy, Fundamental link with general circulation.
Atmospheric aerosols and condensation nuclei, Nucleation, Physics of initial stages of condensation, Curvature and solution effect, Growth and evaporation of cloud droplets by diffusion, Physics of precipitation in warm clouds, Collision-coalescence theory, Collection efficiency, Terminal velocity, Bergeron and Findeisen's theory, Artificial cloud seeding.
Electrical field of the earth in fair and disturbed weather, Atmospheric ionization, Air earth electric current and its maintenance, Supply current, Theories of charge generation and separation in thunderstorm, Lightning discharges.
Orbital motion of satellites, Types of meteorological satellites, Visible and infrared data and their interpretation, Identification of typical weather systems from cloud picture, Estimation of winds, Vertical temperature and humidity profile and rainfall from satellite observations, Tropical cyclone grading using Dvorak's technique.
Laws of thermodynamics, Internal energy, Adiabatic process, Specific heat capacity, Enthalpy, Entropy. Thermodynamics of water vapour and moist air. Isotherms on an e diagram, Equation of state of moist air, Clausius Clapeyron equation, Adiabatic processes of saturated air and moisture variables. Hydrostatic equation, Geo-potential height computations for upper-air sounding, Hydrostatic of homogeneous atmosphere, Isothermal atmosphere, constant lapse rate atmosphere and dry adiabatic atmosphere. Properties of standard atmosphere.
Hydrostatic Stability and Instability: General consideration, Slice method, entrainment. Fundamental forces, gravitation and gravity, Geo-potential.
Equation of motion in different coordinate systems, tangential, local, rectangular coordinates, Spherical polar coordinates, Natural coordinates, Scale analysis of the equations of motion, Approximate equations, Rossby number. Continuity equation in cartesian, isobaric and spherical coordinate, Kinematics of vertical motion, Adiabatic and omega equation.

Balanced Motion: Inertial wind, Geostrophic wind, Gradient wind, Cyclostrophic wind and Thermal wind. Viscosity and turbulence: Fundamental laws of viscosity, Equations of mean motion in turbulent flow, Mixing length theory, Planetary boundary layer, Power law, Ekman layer, Richardson number, Reynold's number, Froud number.
Circulation and vorticity: Kelvin's circulation theorem, Bjerknes theorem, Potential vorticity, Vorticity equation, Divergence equation, Helmholtz theorem. Tendency equation, Bjenknes Holmboe theory, Isallobaric wind.

Mechanism of formation and destruction of atmospheric ozone, Measurement of ozone, Seasonal and latitudinal variation, Umkehr effect, Vertical distribution of ozone, Ozone weather relationships, Ozone hole.
4CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Compendium of Meteorology, Vol. I., 1981, Dynamic Meteorology, W.M.O. No. 364, Geneva.
2. G.J. Haltiner, and R.T. Willians, 1980, Numerical Prediction and Dynamic Meteorology, John Wiley & Sons., New York.
3. J. R. Holton, 1979, An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Academic Press., New York.
4. S.L. Hess, 1979, Introduction to Theoretical Meteorology, Krieger Pub Co., New York.
5. D. S. Wilks, 2005, Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences, Academic Press., New York.
6. H. von Storch and F. W. Zwiers, 2010, Statistical Analysis in Climate Research, Cambridge University Press., London.
7. M. Iqbal, 1983, An Introduction to Solar Radiation, Academic Press., New York.
8. S. Q. Kidder and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1995, Satellite Meteorology: An Introduction, Academic Press, New York.
AcSIR-27-PS-AD-0083Advanced CourseGeoinformaticsGeographic information systems, Map projections & surveying, Understanding geographic data, Global positioning systems, Photogrammetry methods, Remote sensing of environment, Digital image processing, Digital cartography, Applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental monitoring and management.3CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteCSIR-NEERIReferences:
1. Reddy, M. A. (2004): Geoinformatics for Environmental Management. B. S. Publishers Hyderabad.
2. Bonham, Carter, G.F. (1995): Information Systems for Geoscientists – Modelling with GIS Pergamon, Oxford.
3. Burrough, P.A. and McDonnell, R. (1998): Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
4. Chang, K.T. (2003): Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. Tata McGraw Hill Publications Company, New Delhi.
5. Chauniyal, D. D. (2004): Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. (in Hindi). Sharda Pustak Bhawan, Allahabad.
6. Demers, M. N. (2000): Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems. John Wiley and Sons,Singapore.
7. ESRI (1993): Understanding GIS. Redlands, USA
8. Fraser Taylor, D.R. (1991): Geographic Information Systems. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Geochemistry and Geochronology Petrology: Isotopic dating Definitions,Basics of Petrography,Classification of rocks into Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks, Igneous Petrology:
Magma and magma genesis, Partial melting and Magmatic differentiation, Contamination and Mixing of magmas, Role of Volatile components, Binary and Ternary systems, Textures and structures of Igneous rocks, Classification of Igneous rocks - historic perspective and the IUAG systematic, Petrogenetic Provinces: Continental areas, Layered gabbroic intrusions, Plutonic, Oceanic areas and Oceanic Rift valleys , Descriptive petrology: Volcanic and Plutonic Igneous rocks, Continental and oceanic mantle lithosphere
Magmatism and plate tectonics, MidOceanic-Ridge-Basalt (MORB), Island arc basalts, Case histories with Indian Examples
Metamorphic Petrology: Concepts of metamorphism, metamorphic agents and their controlling factors, Grades of Metamorphism, Common minerals of metamorphic rocks, textures and structures, Metamorphic facies concept, Metamorphism types & products, Phase diagrams and graphic representation of mineral assemblages, Prograde and retrograde metamorphism, Metasomatism, Metamorphic reactions, Elemental exchange–exchange and net-transfer reactions , Equilibrium thermodynamics and Geothermobarometry, Barrovian zones and P-T conditions of isograds, Plate tectonics and metamorphic processes, paired metamorphic belts, Pressure-temperature time paths in regional metamorphic rocks, Polymetamorphism, Archaean, Proterozoic terrains-greenstone-amphibolite-granulite terrains of India
Sedimentary Petrology: Geologic cycle, Definitions and fundamental concepts in Sedimentary Petrology, Sedimentary textures (Granulometric analysis, shape and roundness studies, surface textures), Petrography of rocks of clastic, chemical and biochemical origin (Conglomerates, Sandstone, Mudstone, Limestone & Dolomite), Evaporite, Phosphorite, Chert, Iron and Manganese rich sediments, Sedimentary structures (Physical structures, Biogenic sedimentary structures, Diagenetic structures),Concept of Sedimentary facies association models (Marine, non-marine, and Mixed Depositional Environment), Sedimentation and Tectonics, Paleocurrents & Basin Analysis, Specific Case histories on the sedimentary basins of India, Geochemistry and Isotope Geochemistry: Introduction to Geochemistry – its scope, Origin of elements, Geochemical Classification of the elements, Mobility of chemical elements in geological environment, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Reversible and irreversible reactions. Geochemical Cycle, Geochemical data interpretation in Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic petrology, Law of Radioactivity, Principles Decay schemes and Derivation of equation of age, Introduction to isotope geochemistry, Principles of Mass Spectrometry, Instrumentation for Mass Spectrometry, K-Ar, Ar-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, ReOs, Lu-Hf, U-Th-Pb methods of dating the rocks, Specific case histories.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Seismic Methods and Other Geophysical Techniques Hydrocarbons: Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Exploration with special emphasis of Seismic data acquisition, Modeling/Inversion, Seismic data processing; Basic Geological Concepts about sedimentary basins for hydrocarbon generation, migration and accumulation in different traps, Classification and formation mechanism of different type of traps. 1. Seismic Interpretation of different Geological structures for hydrocarbon exploration 2. Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy 3. Direct Detection of Hydrocarbon using Hydrocarbon Indicators. 4. Modern topics in seismic exploration studies. Exploration for Gas Hydrates: Gas-hydrates - Definition; Structure; Morphology; Host rock; Phase curve; Factors on stability of gas-hydrates; Geological control; Petroleum system; Geological, Geochemical and Micro-biological proxies; Energy potential; Seafloor instability, Seismic - Data Acquisition; Data processing; Pre-stack depth migration; Energy Partitioning; AVO modeling; A-B cross plot; Seismic attributes; Attenuation; Inverse-Q Filter; Travel time tomography; Full waveform inversion; Impedance inversion; Modeling of OBS data; Vp/Vs; Rock physics - Biot-Gasmann theory; Effective medium theory; Logs - Sonic; Resistivity; Density; Chloride anomaly Geothermal Energy: Basic concepts of heat flow and heat transfer, Geothermal systems and resources Geophysical, Geological and geochemical techniques for exploration, Thermal energy of the oceans and related topics. Reservoir characterization: Overview of reservoir, Rock and fluid properties, Basics of reservoir rock physics, an overview of seismic inversion, Introduction to Hampson Russell software, Hands on experience on HRS, Geo-statistical simulation of reservoir properties and. Case Studies. Hydrocarbons: Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Exploration with special emphasis of Seismic data acquisition, Modeling/Inversion, Seismic data processing; Basic Geological Concepts about sedimentary basins for hydrocarbon generation, migration and accumulation in different traps, Classification and formation mechanism of different type of traps. 1. Seismic Interpretation of different Geological structures for hydrocarbon exploration 2. Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy 3. Direct Detection of Hydrocarbon using Hydrocarbon Indicators. 4. Modern topics in seismic exploration studies. Exploration for Gas Hydrates: Gas-hydrates - Definition; Structure; Morphology; Host rock; Phase curve; Factors on stability of gas-hydrates; Geological control; Petroleum system; Geological, Geochemical and Micro-biological proxies; Energy potential; Seafloor instability, Seismic - Data Acquisition; Data processing; Pre-stack depth migration; Energy Partitioning; AVO modeling; A-B cross plot; Seismic attributes; Attenuation; Inverse-Q Filter; Travel time tomography; Full-waveform inversion; Impedance inversion; Modeling of OBS data; Vp/Vs; Rock physics - Biot-Gasmann theory; Effective medium theory; Logs - Sonic; Resistivity; Density; Chloride anomaly Geothermal Energy: Basic concepts of heat flow and heat transfer, Geothermal systems and resources Geophysical, Geological and geochemical techniques for exploration, Thermal energy of the oceans and related topics. Reservoir characterization: Overview of reservoir, Rock and fluid properties, Basics of reservoir rock physics, an overview of seismic inversion, Introduction to Hampson Russell software, Hands on experience on HRS, Geo-statistical simulation of reservoir properties and. Case Studies.2CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteCSIR-NGRI
AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseGeohazards and Geological Risk analysesStructural Geology: Concept of stress and strain, Stress-strain relationships of elastic, plastic and viscous materials, measurement of strain in deformed rocks, behaviour of minerals and rocks under deformation conditions. Folds, their classification and causes, diapirs and salt domes. Shear zones, recognition of shear zones and faults in the field, mechanics of shearing and faulting, Geometry of thrust sheets, Block faulted and rifted regions. Wrench faults and associated structures. Tectonic mélanges, Dome and basin structures, Structural behaviour of igneous rocks, Foliations and Lineation’s, their classification, origin and significance, Petro fabric analysis (micro fabrics), data collection, plotting, symmetry and interpretation, concept of symmetry of fabric of tectonites.
Geotectonics: Tectonic framework of earth’s crust, interior of earth, Isostasy, convection currents, Wilson Cycle, Continental Drift: Computer fitting, geological and palaeontological evidences in support of continental drift and in-situ theories. Sea-floor spreading: Hess’s concept and evidences of sea-floor spreading. Vine-Mathew’s magnetic tape recorder. Plate tectonics: Concept of plate and plate movements, plate model of Morgan, nature of convergent, divergent and conservative plate margins, transpression and trans tension. Plate tectonics in relation to igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic processes and mineralization. Triple junctions, aulocogens, plume theory, island arcs. Nature and origin of earth’s magnetic field.
Earthquake hazard: Great earthquakes and damages, Paleo seismology, Seismic source and dynamic rupture modeling, Seismic hazard assessment, Strong ground motion prediction through probabilistic and deterministic analysis, simulation of synthetic accelerograms, Seismic hazard maps, Seismic Micro zonation, Vulnerability analysis, Seismic risk, Geotechnical analysis, Structural geology, Site amplification effects, Liquefaction potential, Earthquake effects on structures, Earthquake resistant design, Landslides, Tsunami genic earthquakes.
Tsunami hazard: Causes of tsunami, tsunami genic zones in the world, tsunami wave Propagation, Shallow water equations, Okada's solution, classical Boussinesq equations, earthquake source parameters as inputs, effects of bathymetry, factors responsible for generation of tsunami, tsunami shoaling and run-up heights, coastal geomorphology, tsunami inundation, tsunami modeling, Bottom Pressure tsunami sensors, tsunami warning system, tsunami forecast.
Avalanches and Volcanic Hazards: Volcanoes: Etymology, Plate tectonics and hotspots, Divergent plate boundaries, Convergent plate boundaries, Hotspots, Volcanic features, Erupted material: Lava composition, Lava texture. Classification of volcanoes, Notable volcanoes, Effects of volcanoes, Volcanoes on other planetary bodies, Traditional beliefs about volcanoes, Panoramas. Types of Volcanic Eruptions: Volcanic Earthquakes, Directed Blast, Tephra, Volcanic Gases, Lava Flows, Debris Avalanches, Pyroclastic Surge, Pyroclastic Flows, Volcanism and Plate tectonics, Magma, Rheology, Magmatic Gases and Triggering of Eruptions, Volcanic Edifices and Deposits, Eruption types, Pyroclastic flows, Magma/water interactions, Subduction Zones, Mid-ocean ridges, Seamounts and volcanic islands, Continental intraplate volcanism, Hazards and disaster mitigation, Volcanoes and climate.
Geotechnical Engineering: Introduction: Geologic Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Historical Development of Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Groundwater, Physical Properties of Earth, Earth, Rock and Soil, Rock Groups and Weathering, Soil Formations, Transport, & Deposition of Various Types of Soil Deposits, Soil Physical Characteristics, Clay Formation.
2CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteCSIR-NGRI Soil Particle Size and Shape and Clay Plasticity, Weight-Volume Relationships, Relative Density, Soil Classification, Water in Soils, Static Water and Its Effects, Static Pressure, Capillary Force, Dynamic Water and Its Effects, Dynamics of fluid flow, Darcy’s Law for Flow through Porous Media, Soil Permeability and One-dimensional Flow, Total Stress, Effective Stress, Seepage, Capillary Rise, Quick Condition.
2-D Flow and Flow Net Construction, Soil Stresses, Stresses due to Surface Loads, Stress Distribution, Approximate Solution, Elastic Solution, Influence Charts, Compressibility, Consolidation, and Settlement, Compressibility of Cohesive less Soil, Consolidation of Cohesive Soil, Time-dependent Settlement and Spring Analogy, The Odometer and Consolidation Testing, Determination of Preconsolidation Pressure, Casagrande Construction Method, Settlement Computations.
Time Rate of Consolidation, Terzaghi’s One-dimensional Consolidation Theory, Evaluation of Cv (Coefficient of Consolidation), Computation of Rate of Settlement, Soil Strength, Stresses at a Point (Mohr Circle Pole method), Stress-Strain Relationships and Mohr-Coulomb Failure Criteria, Tests for Determining the Shear Strength of Soils, p-q Diagram and Stress Paths.
AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseGeomagnetism, Paleo magnetism, ArchaeomagnetismElements of geomagnetic field, global pattern, time variations, measurement techniques, spherical harmonic analysis, geomagnetic maps, IGRF, origin, crustal and core fields, secular variations. Magnetic properties of minerals and rocks, magnetic remanence, magnetic chronology, excursions and reversals, polar wander.
Navier-Stokes equation, boundary layer concept, boundary layer instability analysis, Rayleigh –Taylor instability, convection at large Rayleigh number. Dynamo theory, magneto-hydrodynamic equations, energy budget of the core, convection in rotating spherical shell, driving forces, toroidal and poloidal decomposition, tangent cylinder, numerical simulations, control parameters, scaling laws, influence of mantle dynamics.
The Geomagnetic Environment: basic characteristics, field parameters, units of measure, Components of Geomagnetic field and time scales, Observations from surface and satellites, Geomagnetic Indices, Geomagnetic Storms and Disturbances: magnetospheric and ionospheric effects, Geomagnetic reversals: link to paleo magnetism and archeomagnetism, magnetic maps for the Earth’s Surface, geomagnetic anomalies. Geomagnetic Coastal Effects: continent ocean transition, Induction effect of geomagnetic variations for study of conductivity structure.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseGeophysical Signal Processing , Inverse theory and Computational MethodsGeophysical Signal Processing: Even and odd functions, Fourier transform and its properties, Discrete Fourier transform, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm, Z-transform and its relation with Fourier transform, Hilbert transform analytic signal, instantaneous phase and frequency, Definition of Radon transform. Time and frequency sampling Theorem, Nyquist frequency, aliasing, Comb function, stationary time series, Wold decomposition theorem, ergodicity, continuous and discrete data, concepts of signal and noise, cross-and auto-correlations in deterministic and statistical senses, spectrum in terms of correlation functions, computation of spectrum for discrete data, concept of maximum entropy, concepts of windows and criterion for optimum window, different kinds of windows. Principles of digital filtering in time and frequency domains, amplitude and phase characteristics of digital filters, low pass, high pass and band pass filters, Wiener filter, deconvolution, predictive deconvolution, Beam-steering with an array of N detectors, velocity filtering, effects of sampling on gravity and magnetic interpretation, FFT in two or more dimensions, vertical derivatives and their interpretation as filters, Upward and downward continuation as a filtering process.
NGRI 2-487 B: Inverse Theory Introduction- Forward and Inverse problem, what is an inverse problem? An untold inverse: Deconvolution Interpretation of inaccurate, insufficient and inconsistent data Examples Geophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Medicine etc. Linear Algebra- Vectors and Matrices simple operations, Vector spaces, projections and null space, Matrix and Vector norms, Matrix factorization, Inversion, Illposed matrices, Eigen values and eigenvectors physical meaning, condition numbers. Classical Inverse Theory- Existence, stability, uniqueness, Under-determined, Over-determined and mixed-determined problems, least squares and maximum likelihood, Data and Model Norm, Lagrange multipliers, Statistical description, Likelihood, Prior and posterior.
NGRI 2-487 C: Preliminary Statistics and Computational Methods Introduction to Statistical Methods – Mean values and standard deviations, probability, conditional and joint probability, Baye’s theorem, Binomial, Normal and Poisson Distributions, Gaussian limit of the binomial distribution, Distribution of several random variables, Continuous distributions, Testing of Hypothesis. - Sampling and Large Sample Test-Chi-square test, Theory of Estimation, Optimization techniques and Time Series Analysis. Random variables, Random numbers, Probability, Probability distribution, distribution function and density functions, Examples of distribution and density functions, Joint a marginal probability distribution, Mathematical expectation, moments, variances, and covariances, Conditional probability, Monte Carlo integration, Importance sampling, Stochastic processes, Markov chain, homogeneous inhomogeneous, irreducible and aperiodic processes, The limiting probability. Numerical computation of derivatives: interpolation, extrapolation of functions, Newton-Raphson Method for finding roots, Numerical solutions of differential equations, Introduction to finite difference and finite element methods for solving partial differential equations, First-order differential equations, Higher order differential equations, Separation of variables, series solutions-Frobenius Method, Greens function, Heat flow or Diffusion Partial Differential Equations.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGeothermics and GeodynamicsConcepts in Geothermic: Fundamentals of Heat flow, Heat transfer inside the Earth, Sources of heat, Thermal storage and transport properties of rocks, Heat from radioactivity; relation to heat flow, Heat loss from continents and oceans, Energy budget of the Earth.
Continental Heat Flow: Determination of virgin rock temperatures, geothermal gradient, heat flow, corrections, Measurements of thermal conductivity, diffusivity, Analysis of rocks for U, Th and K abundances, radiogenic heat production, Anisotropy, temperature and pressure dependence in thermal properties, Thermal Structure of Continental Lithosphere.
Oceanic Heat Flow: Oceanic heat flow, Measurement techniques, Age dependence of heat flow, bathymetry and lithospheric thickness, Ocean Cooling Models; Hydrothermal Circulation, Thermal Structure of Oceanic Lithosphere (including subduction zones)
Applications of Geothermic: Heat flow and geodynamics, Geothermal record of climate change, integration with other proxy indicators of climate change, Exploration for geothermal energy resources, Geothermic and hydrology.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseGroundwater exploration, quality and ModellingWater and Environmental Geosciences Introduction: Hydrological cycle, Components of hydrological cycle (Precipitation, Evaporation, Transpiration, Evapotranspiration, Runoff, Infiltration, and groundwater recharge), Characterization of aquifers, Groundwater flow in saturated/unsaturated porous media.
Groundwater Exploration: Basic principles of geophysical methods, i.e. Geo-electrical, Gravity, Seismic, Magnetic and Electromagnetic methods, Ground Penetration Radar, Geochemical methods, Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems, Soil Gas Radon Emanometry; procedures of data processing and interpretations. Aquifer Parameters Identification: Recharge evaluation using isotopes and tracer’s techniques, Lithologically constrained rainfall (LCR) method and Entropy based method; Pumping test analysis, Inverse methods, Electrical resistivity and Multivariate Geostatistical methods for estimation of Hydraulic conductivity, Transmissivity and storavity.
Groundwater Flow Modelling: Basic principles and formulation of groundwater flow equations in saturated media, Methods of solutions: Analytical Methods and Numerical Methods (Finite Difference/ Finite Element), Analysis of Hydrogeological Data for Flow and Mass transport Modeling. Environmental Geosciences: Properties of Potential contaminants and related environment and health hazard: (1) Inorganic and organometallic (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Salts, Radionucleoid, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Nickel); Organic (Pesticides, Clorinated Hydrocarbons, Pharmaceutical and Personal care products), water sampling, analysis, units in water quality determination, surface water quality processes, groundwater quality processes, Modes of Contaminants transport-Advection, Dispersion and Molecular diffusion, Formulation and methods of solution of non-reactive contaminants transport equation, Dynamics of freshwater-saltwater interface in coastal region.
Remedial methods for removal of soil/water contaminants Advanced: Introduction to software MODFLOW for simulation of ground water flow; MT3D for simulation of contaminants transport, SEWAT for simulation of density dependent transport for Seawater Intrusion, GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) for estimation of Land water storage variation over land, Decision Support Tools (DST-GW) for estimation of water balance.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0083Advanced CourseNonlinear dynamics and fractal in earth sciencesCONCEPT OF NON-LINEAR DYNAMICS: Basics of fractal, various definitions of fractal, Random fractal, Brownian Motion, Definition of Chaos, Deterministic Chaos, Logistic Map, Different Routes to Chaos, Taken’s theory of embedding dimension, Phase Space, Various methods for estimation of dimension, Concept of Entropy, Determination of Entropy and Liyapunove exponent, Non-linear Forecasting Approaches, Critical Catastrophe Theory and application to Critical Phenomenon. Principal Component Analysis Fractal theory and its applications: Mathematical background, Transformations: rotation, translation, scaling, Basic set theory, Measures and mass distribution, Basic probability theory, Fractal Geometry, Analysis of geometrical objects for fractal behaviour, Self-similar and self-affine, Definition and computation of fractal dimension, Statistical fractal Power law, Testing a time series for fractal behaviour, Hurst coefficient, Variogram, Co-variance ,Multifractal, Few applications of fractal theory in Earth sciences, Scaling power spectrum, b-value computation, Fractal dimension and its relation with some of the physical phenomenon, viz. occurrence of earthquakes, flow in porous media etc. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN): The Brain as a Dynamical System, Neural Dynamics Activations and Signals; Activation Models: Neural Dynamical Systems, Additive Neuronal Dynamics, Additive Neuronal Feedback, Additive Activation Models, General Neural Activations: Cohen-Grossberg and Multiplicative Models. Back propagation algorithm (BPA) ANN. Concept of Bayesian statistics and various aspects of ANN modeling and prediction.2CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteCSIR-NGRI
AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0093Advanced CoursePalaeoceanography and PaleoclimatologyWeather, Climate, Components of climate, Climate classification. Insolation, short and long-term changes in insolation. Aerosols: Definition, origin, role in climate change. Greenhouse gases: Introduction, causes of changing concentration, role in climate change.
Origin and evolution of Oceans. Oceanic sediments, Terrigenous, biogenic sediments and their distribution. Sea-Level: factors affecting sea-level changes, Short and long term sea level variability, evidences of sea-level change from marine sediments. Ocean-climate linkage. Effect of topography/ tectonics on climate.
Natural variability in climate. Human influence on climate change. Historical evidence of climate change. Effects of climate change on mankind.
Various dating methods, merits and demerits of various dating methods.
Paleoclimatic/Paleocenographic reconstruction from clay, ice, pollen and spores, diatom, radiolarian, foraminifera, organo-geochemical proxies, corals, spleleotherms, loess-paleosol.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0103Advanced CoursePlanetary GeologyHistorical development of planetary exploration. Approaches to planetary geological research and methodologies. Application of remote sensing and rover based studies and astronautics in space exploration.
Fundamentals of astronomy and astrophysics with reference to the Solar System. Galaxies and stars – modes of occurrence and formation theories. Introduction to physics and chemistry of the Solar System. Various models of origin of the Solar System.
Planetary geological mapping and analysis – mapping of material and structural units – digital tools of geological mapping – stratigraphic relationships and elucidation of geologic history.
Tools of geophysics to understand the planetary interior and geodynamics of various planetary bodies.
Exterior geologic processes – the role of atmosphere and surface interaction. Physical and chemical properties of planetary atmospheres – Atmospheric circulation models – causes and consequences of climate change – atmospheric agents of planetary surface modification and space weathering.
Impact cratering – various approaches to study the impact structures – mechanisms of impact cratering, vaporization, melting, shock metamorphism, fracturing and fragmentation. Stages of impact crater growth during contact, compression and modification stages. Morphology of impact craters, complex craters and multi-ring basins – role of atmosphere on projectile history and ejecta evolution – projectile sources and pathways. Impact crater records of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon and Mars. Representation of impact crater density data and age determination for various planetary surfaces. Field geological studies at Lonar crater to identify impact crater parts, materials and field relationships.
Volcanism in the inner Solar System. Effusive and explosive volcanism in Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon and Mars. Volcanoes, morphologic types, modes of formation and conditions. Magmas and lavas and their physical and chemical evolution. Thermal evolution of planetary lithosphere and volcanic history of planets. Field visit to Deccan Traps to understand the basics of physical volcanology.
Tectonic processes in the inner Solar System. Brittle and ductile deformation. Folds, fractures and faults in the planetary surface. Geometry, kinematics and dynamics of tectonic structures. Basics of structural geologic mapping through field studies in the Dharwar craton and southern granulite terrain.
Mineralogy of planetary surface. Remote sensing and laboratory based studies of reflectance spectroscopy for identification of minerals and rocks on Mars and Moon.
Asteroids, comets and meteorites: modes of occurrence, morphology, composition, and formation histories.
Monthly seminars on latest research results from planetary sciences, review of selected science topics, including invited lectures by globally renowned scientists.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0113Advanced CoursePotential Field theory, Gravity and Magnetics Mathematical and Physical Fields: Continuity, Examples of scalar and vector fields in Physics, Gravity & Magnetic fields due to bodies of standard shapes and Problems related to potential field theory between gravity and magnetic potentials.
Gravitational and magnetic potentials, equi-potential surfaces, forces of attraction - gravity and magnetic, Gauss (divergence) theorem, Laplace's equation, Poisson's equation, Gauss's integral formula.
Gravity method: Reductions of gravity observations, gravity anomalies (Free-air, Bouguer), fractal analysis, Isostatic models, lithospheric flexure, Interpretation of gravity anomalies {(regional/residual separation, forward (anomalies due to regular and arbitrary 2D and 3D geometrical source, solid angle and line integral approach) and inverse (linear and nonlinear) modelling methods)}, computation of excess mass, gravity gradient tensor, Integrated modelling of gravity and geoid. Gravity anomalies over important tectonic domains (rift basins, mountain chains, continental and ocean margins, oceanic ridge, subduction zones), applications to geodynamics.
Magnetic method: Reduction of magnetic anomalies. Interpretation of magnetic anomalies forward (magnetic anomalies of 2D and 3D regular and arbitrary shaped bodies) and inverse modeling), Joint inverse modeling of gravity and magnetic anomalies. Transformations of potential fields (frequency filtering, equivalent stratum, analytic signal, Poisson's relation), ambiguity in interpretation.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0123Advanced CourseRemote sensing, GIS and Spatial Analysis methodsIntroduction to Remote sensing Principals and developments. Different Spatial Data, Resolution and Utility. Spatial Data Processing and Analysis. Introduction to GIS methods. Different components of GIS operations, digitization and analysis. Application of RS & GIS in earth & planetary studies. Landscape analysis and modeling.2CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteCSIR-NGRI
AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0133Advanced CourseAdvanced Geochemistry and GeochronologyComposition of Earth and its constituents (crust, mantle and core), Ionic and co-
ordination number, rules of ionic substitution, coupled substitution, distribution
coefficient (Capture admission and camouflage)
Geochemical classification of elements, behaviour of major and trace including
rare earth elements during magmatic crystallization.
Introduction to Geochemistry, Geochemical Cycle, geochemical data
interpretation in Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic petrology, relationship
between petrology and geochemistry
Law of radioactivity, Principles Decay schemes and derivation of equation of age,
Introduction to isotope geochemistry, Principles of Mass Spectrometry,
Instrumentation for Mass Spectrometry, K-Ar, Ar-Ar, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Re-Os, Lu-Hf,
U-Th-Pb methods of dating the rocks.
Application of Geochemistry towards understanding of geological mechanisms
and exploration of mineral deposits.
A case study on application of Geochronology for reconstruction of geodynamic
Practical: For geochemistry, one set of major and trace element data generation
and interpretation. For geochronology, one hard/soft rock dating measurement.
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0143Advanced CourseAdvanced GravityMathematical and Physical Fields: Continuity, Examples of scalar and vector fields in
Physics, Gravity & Magnetic fields due to bodies of standard shapes and Problems
related to potential field theory between gravity and magnetic potentials. Gravitational
and magnetic potentials, equi-potential surfaces, forces of attraction - gravity and
magnetic, Gauss (divergence) theorem, Laplace's equation, Poisson's equation, Gauss's
integral formula.
Potential theory: Spherical harmonics, shape of the earth, rotation and orbit of the
earth, satellite orbits, measuring gravity, gravity anomalies, gravimetric geoid, satellite
altimetry, use of satellites in determining the earth's gravity field, Basic principles of
satellite-based gravity observations.
Gravity method: Spectral Analysis, fractal analysis, Regional – Residual separation,
Upward and Downward continuations
Isostasy: Theory and different concepts of Isostatic models (Pratt, Airy & Flexural),
lithospheric flexure
Gravity gradient tensor
Modelling and Interpretation of gravity anomalies: Forward and inverse (linear and
nonlinear) modelling methods, Integrated modelling of gravity and geoid
Applications to geodynamics: Gravity anomalies over important tectonic domains (rift
basins, mountain chains, continental and ocean margins, oceanic ridge, subduction
zones), tectonic-Hydro geodesy and applications of new generation gravity satellites
(GRACE, GRACE-Fo and GOCE) data.
Application for exploration (hydrocarbon/mineral/groundwater): Microgravity, Temporal
variations of gravity & its applications for mass movement (groundwater, glacier)
Practical: Data acquisition layout/installation of equipment, sample data processing and
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0153Advanced CourseAdvanced GeodesyDefinition and scope of Geodesy, Earth, Geoid, Ellipsoid of rotation.
Reference system: The celestial sphere, fundamentals of 3-D reference system,
spherical trigonometry, geodetic reference systems, principles of space and
satellite geodesy, Solar and stellar determinations of astronomic azimuth,
astronomic positioning using stars.
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS): Basic principles of GNSS operations,
ranging from space, GNSS constellation, its evolution and present state.
Description of various satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, WAAS, GAGAN,
IRNSS, DORIS, COMPASS etc. Datum and reference frames, Sources of errors in
navigation and ranging and their avoidance. Mathematical models for absolute
and relative static positioning. Characteristics of GNSS instrumentation and data
processing software. Theoretical and practical aspects of planning, execution and
data analysis for kinematic and static GNSS surveys.
Basic principles of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR): Review of Radar Imaging
Fundamentals, Geometric Aspects of Interferometric Phase Measurement,
Interferometric Correlation, Interferometric Processing (Extracting three-
dimensional deformation signals)
Use of space geodetic techniques for creation and maintenance of co-ordinate
reference frames, control surveying
Application for deformation studies (stress-strain) and Geodynamics: Concept of
plate and plate movements, plate model of Morgan, nature of convergent,
divergent and conservative plate margins, transpression and transtension
Practical: Data acquisition layout/installation of equipment, sample data
processing and interpretation
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0163Advanced CourseAdvanced PetrologyPetrology: Basics of Petrography, Classification of rocks into Igneous, Sedimentary and
Metamorphic rocks.
Igneous Petrology: Magma and magma genesis, Partial melting and Magmatic
Contamination and Mixing of magmas, Role of Volatile components, Binary and Ternary
systems, textures and structures of Igneous rocks, classification of Igneous rocks - the
IUAG systematics, Case histories with Indian examples
Metamorphic Petrology: Concepts of metamorphism, metamorphic agents and their
controlling factors, Grades of Metamorphism, common minerals of metamorphic rocks,
textures and structures, metamorphic facies concept, Phase diagrams and graphic
representation of mineral assemblages, Prograde and retrograde metamorphism,
Metasomatism, Metamorphic reactions, Elemental exchange–exchange and net-transfer
reactions, Equilibrium thermodynamics and Geothermobarometry, Barrovian zones and
P-T conditions of isograds, Plate tectonics and metamorphic processes, Archaean and
Proterozoic terrains-greenstone-amphibolite-granulite terrains of India.
Sedimentary Petrology: Geologic cycle, Definitions and fundamental concepts in
Sedimentary Petrology, Sedimentary textures, Petrography of rocks of clastic, chemical
and biochemical origin (Conglomerates, Sandstone, Mudstone, Limestone & Dolomite),
Evaporite, Phosphorite, Chert, Iron and Manganese rich sediments, Sedimentary
structures (Physical structures, Biogenic sedimentary structures, Diagenetic structures),
Concept of Sedimentary facies association models (Marine, non-marine, and Mixed
Depositional Environment)
A case study of application of Petrology for tracing origin, composition, alteration of
rocks and mineral deposit.
Practical: Petrography of each petrological variety
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0173Advanced CourseAdvanced SeismologyBasic seismological theory: stress, strain, equation of motion, seismic waves, seismic wave
equation, ray tracing in layered media including Snell’s law, Huygen’s principle, Fermat’s
principle, Eikonal equation, ray parameter/slownessm ray theory, Theory of Love and Rayleigh
surface waves, surface wave dispersion.
Seismology and Earth structure: Reflection and refraction seismology in brief, concept of
common midpoint stacking, deconvolution, migration, ray paths, travel-time curves, different
earthquake phases, anisotropy, attenuation- Q factor.
Earthquake source: Concept of focal mechanism including fault geometry, radiation pattern,
first motion polarity, waveform modelling using source time function, equivalent forces and
moment tensors; corner frequency from source spectra, source parameters – seismic moment,
fault radius and stress drop
Hypo central parameters of earthquakes: Definition of hypocenter, epicenter, basic inverse
theory for location, location methodology – 1 station, 3 station method, Wadati diagrams,
magnitude calculation, different magnitude scale, intensity, earthquake statistics- b value.
Travel-time tomography: basic concepts and theory
Receiver Function Analysis: concepts
Earthquake hazard: Great earthquakes and damages, Paleo seismology, Seismic source and
dynamic rupture modeling, Seismic hazard assessment, Strong ground motion prediction
through probabilistic and deterministic analysis, simulation of synthetic accelerograms, Seismic
hazard maps, Seismic Micro zonation, Vulnerability analysis, Seismic risk, Geotechnical analysis,
Structural geology, Site amplification effects, Liquefaction potential, Earthquake effects on
structures, Earthquake resistant design, Landslides, Tsunami genic earthquakes.
Practical: data acquisition layout/installation of equipment, sample data processing and
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0183Advanced CourseStatistical methods and Inverse TheoryIntroduction to Statistical Methods: Mean values and standard deviations, probability, conditional and
joint probability, Bayes’ theorem, Binomial, Normal and Poisson Distributions, Gaussian limit of the
binomial distribution, distribution of several random variables, continuous distributions, Testing of
Hypothesis. - Sampling and Large Sample Test-Chi-square test, Theory of Estimation, Optimization
techniques and Time Series Analysis. Random variables, Random numbers, Probability, Probability
distribution, distribution function and density functions, Examples of distribution and density functions
Geostatistical Methods and Modeling: estimation of spatial covariances or semi variances to which are
fitted plausible variogram models, and (2) kriged predictions based on the variogram models, use of
statistics to analyse and predict the values associated with spatial or spatiotemporal phenomena.
Inverse Theory introduction: Forward and Inverse problem
An untold inverse: Interpretation of inaccurate, insufficient and inconsistent data, Matrix and Vector
norms, Matrix factorization, Inversion, Ill-posed matrices, Eigen values and eigenvectors physical
meaning, condition numbers.
Classical Inverse Theory: Existence, stability, uniqueness, Under-determined, Over-determined and
mixed-determined problems, Least squares and maximum likelihood, Data and Model Norm, Lagrange
multipliers, Statistical description, Likelihood, Prior and posterior.
Direct inversion methods: Model based inversion methods, linear inverse methods and solution of linear
inverse problems, Stability and uniqueness-singular value decomposition analysis, Methods of
constraining the solution, Uncertainty estimates, iterative linear methods for quasi-linear problems,
Bayesian formulation, solution using probabilistic formulation, linear case, case of weak non-linearity,
quasi-linear case.
Monte Carlo Methods: Enumerative or grid search techniques, Monte Carlo inversion, Hybrid Monte-
Carlo-linear inversion, Direct Monte Carlo methods.
Simulated Annealing Methods: Metropolis algorithm, Mathematical model and asymptotic convergence,
Heat bath algorithm, mathematical model and asymptotic convergence
A case study of application to earth science data
Practical: Application to digital data for at least two techniques of student’s choice
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0193Advanced CourseAdvanced SeismicsMathematical concepts: Fourier transform, convolution, correlation, filter design, Hilbert transform,
Radon transform, tau-p transform, etc.
Seismic velocity of rocks.
Ray theory and geometry of seismic waves, characteristics of seismic events.
Wave theory: Seismic wave propagation in earth, Energy partitioning (normal and oblique incidence),
Green function and related theorems (Uniqueness, Representation, Reciprocity, Lippman-Schwinger,
etc.), Seismic sources representation
Acquisition: 2D/3D data acquisition, azimuthal acquisition, multi component acquisition, sources and
receivers, CDP technique, energy partitioning, travel time curves, blind zones
Data formats, Sampling and aliasing, seismic amplitude and gain control, travel time curves, blind zones
Seismic data processing: Amplitude and gain control, Data Conditioning, sampled time series, sampling
rate, and aliasing, Nyquist theorem, Seismic resolution, Filter design and different types of filters,
Convolution and correlation, Demultiple techniques, Static and dynamic corrections, Inverse Q-filter,
Parameter Analysis, Data Enhancement, Phase and Hilbert transforms, Domain transformation (XT to FX,
Tau-p), Migration / Depth Conversion, Low velocity delineation
Seismic Velocity: Phase picking, Travel time inversion; Travel time tomography, Full waveform inversion-
concepts and application, different types of inversion and the optimization processes in inversion
AVO Inversion, Impedance Inversion, Slant stack, Seismic attenuation, Crosshole seismic studies for
shallow seismic studies; Vertical Seismic Profiling - Concepts; wavefield decomposition, Seismic
Attributes- pure and hybrid attributes, Time-lapse (4D) seismic;
Seismic interpretation: Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation, Well ties and Seismic Inversion,
Quantitative Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Reservoir Characterization with Rock and fluid properties,
Introduction to Hampson Russell software, Geostatistical simulation of reservoir properties,
Time-lapse seismic and its applications
Application: Role of seismic method in hydrocarbon exploration: a case study each for conventional
hydrocarbon exploration, gas hydrate/shale gas/CBM exploration
Practical: Designing seismic data acquisition layout, Acquisition of a few test records, Demonstration of
basic data processing and interpretation
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0203Advanced CourseSignal ProcessingSignal and systems: Definition and examples, Properties of a signal, Operations on signal, Energy
measures of the signal, Classification of signals, Earth as a system and general response of a system,
Types of systems, Properties of system, Causality and its implications, System response to ideal
Fourier series: Origin of the Fourier series and its derivation, Approximating some characteristic
functions with Fourier series, Necessary conditions, and Properties of the Fourier series.
Fourier transform: Forward and inverse Fourier transforms, frequency domain characteristics for
periodic, aperiodic, discrete, and continuous signals, properties of Fourier transform, Application to
some characteristic signals, Bandwidth concept, Gibbs phenomenon.
Laplace transform: Definition and its properties, s-plane, Laplace transform of some characteristic
Analog to digital conversion: Physical explanation and mathematical explanation of A2D conversion,
Quantification error, Nyquist frequency, aliased frequencies, Shanon sampling theorem, Dirac comb
function, Reconstruction of the signal.
Z-Transform: Definition and its region of convergence, Application to some simple signals, Poles and
zeros of a function, effect of poles and zeros location on the system, Relation with other transforms,
Mapping between the s-plane and other planes.
DFT and FFT: Discrete Fourier Transform, DFT/IFT operator, computation cost, some simple examples,
spectral leakage, window function and associated characteristics. Fast Fourier transform, Decimation in
time and frequency, Cooley–Tukey FFT algorithm, butterfly structure and twiddle factor, frequency
distribution and Nyquist frequency, zero padding and its effect, convolution using FFT.
Filter: Low pass, high pass, band pass and notch filters, filter characteristics, FIR and IIR filters, designing
simple filters, Deconvolution and filtering, Dipoles and their response, Minimum/ maximum phase
Other topics: Random variable, Random process, stationary time series, ergodicity, Wold decomposition
theorem, Maximum extropy method, Periodogram
Some topics/applications pertaining to earth science: Special transforms (Hilbert, Radon, Hartley, tau-p,
etc.), Least-square filtering, Layered-earth response, Geophone array response, Velocity filtering.
An application to gravity magnetic, Least square filters (Weiner, spike, predictive, etc.)
Practical: Application to digital data for at least two techniques of student’s choice
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0213Advanced CourseAdvanced ElectromagnetismPrinciples of Electricity and Magnetism: static charge distributions (electrostatics: Electric
charges, Coulomb’s law, Newton’s law, Field intensity, lines of force, charge density, Potential,
Conservative fields, equipotential surface, Potential gradient, Poisson’s and Laplace Equations,
Field and potential of charged sphere, line charge, electric dipole, arbitrary distribution, Green’s
theorem, Green’s function, solution of Laplace equation in unbounded region, Green’s
equivalent stratum, Dirichlet and Neumann problems)
Magnetostatics: electric and magnetic properties of matter (Nature of dielectrics and
conductors, Polar and non-polar dielectrics, Polarization and displacement, Electrostatic
equation for dielectrics)
Electric Fields in Conductors: Current and current density, Ohm’s law in differential and integral
form; equation of continuity, Laplace equation and boundary conditions, point electrode near
the boundary of two conducting media, dissipation of energy in current flow, relation between
resistance and capacitance
Magnetic fields: concept, magnetic field of current, magnetic field of a circular loop and
solenoidal current, Integral and differential forms of Ampere’s law, magnetic flux, Magnetic
vector potential, magnetic dipole, magnetic media magnetization vector, H-field, magnetic
susceptibility and permeability, boundary conditions, ferromagnetism, magnetic poles,
magnetic scalar potential, magnetic circuit, relation between gravity and magnetic potentials
Brief concepts of Electrical methods: Data acquisition and processing. Concept of apparent
resistivity. Homogeneous anisotropic earth potential. Description of geoelectric section.
Interpretation of resistivity sounding for horizontal boundaries. Resistivity profiling, apparent
resistivity about structures of geometrical shape and arbitrary shape. Basic concepts of IP, time
and frequency domains, theoretical and model work
Electromagnetic theory of induction: Brief concepts of electromagnetic depth soundings.
Computation of response for loop and dipole sources for two and three-layer earth models.
Interpretation of EM sounding Curves. Forward problem – graphical and scale modeling. Inverse
problem. Brief concepts of transient sounding – data acquisition and processing. Interpretation
of transient EM Soundings. Induced polarization soundings – Parameters involved in
measurement, time and frequency domain methods
Principles of other EM methods: AFMAG, VLF and Radio wave mapping methods. Brief
description of finite element modeling used for VLF method. Interpretation of AFMAG and

Radio wave mapping methods.
Elements of geomagnetic field: Global pattern, time variations, measurement techniques,
spherical harmonic analysis, geomagnetic maps, IGRF, origin, crustal and core fields, secular
variations, magnetic chronology, excursions and reversals, polar wander.
Geomagnetic reversals and paleomagnetism: Principles of measurement, interpretation,
apparent polar wander path, paleointesity, anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility
Application of EM for shallow (critical zone) and deep (crust-mantle) structure.
Practical: data acquisition layout/installation and equipment, data processing and interpretation
for geomagnetism, electromagnetic induction, paleomagnetism
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0223Advanced CourseNumerical methods for GeoscientistIntroduction: Basic principles of Analytical and numerical methods to solve geophysical
Concept of Bessel and Green’s function.
Solution of a system of linear Equations: Direct methods (Gaussian elimination, Gauss Jordan
method, LU, QR decomposition, Tridiagonal, penta-diagonal matrix, etc.), Iterative methods
(Gauss Jacobi method, Gauss-Seidel, SOR method)
Roots of Nonlinear Equations: Bisection method, Regula-Falsi method, Newton-Raphson
method, Fixed point iteration method, convergence criteria
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors: Gerschgorin circle theorem, Jacobi method, Power methods
Interpolation: Polynomial method, Newton’s method, Lagrange method, Cubic-spline method
Numerical Differentiation and Integration: Forward/ Backward/central difference formula,
Higher-order derivative techniques. Trapezoidal method, Simpson's method (1/3rd, 3/8th
rules), Rhomberg method, Gauss Legendre Integration, Evaluation of double integral.
Solution of ODE: Solving ODEs using Euler and Runge Kutta methods; application to solving
initial value problems, boundary value problems and the heat equation
Solution of PDE: Taylor expansions and concept of finite differences (FD), Solving BVPs using FD
and iterative methods; Solving PDEs using explicit and implicit FD methods; Solving the wave
equation and using FD; Solving static mechanical equilibrium using FD and applications;
Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, application to spatial derivatives, Local and global
discretization, constructing shape functions, imposition of boundary conditions, solution of the
global matrix, application to heat equation in 1D
Optimization methods: Line search (golden section, Fibbonacci method, Newton's method,
secant method), steepest descent method, newton method, Conjugate Direction method),
Nelder-Mead method, Global optimization methods (SA, GA, PSO).
Practical: Application of analytical and numerical methods to 1D heat equation with sample
data set
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0233Advanced CourseAdvanced GeothermicsGeology and heat architecture of earth’s interior, heat loss from continents and oceans, Energy
budget of the Earth.
Continental Heat Flow: Determination of virgin rock temperatures, geothermal gradient, heat
flow, corrections, Measurements of thermal conductivity, diffusivity, Analysis of rocks for U, Th
and K abundances, radiogenic heat production, Anisotropy, temperature and pressure
dependence in thermal properties, Thermal Structure of Continental Lithosphere.
Oceanic Heat Flow: Oceanic heat flow, Measurement techniques, Age dependence of heat flow,
bathymetry and lithospheric thickness, Ocean Cooling Models, Hydrothermal Circulation,
Thermal Structure of Oceanic Lithosphere (including subduction zones)
Applications of Geothermic: Heat flow and geodynamics, Geothermal record of climate change,
integration with other proxy indicators of climate change, Exploration for geothermal energy
resources, subsurface flow of geothermal fluids, characteristics of geothermal system
Practical: data acquisition layout/installation and equipment, data processing and interpretation
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AcSIR-28-PS-AD-0243Advanced CourseSpecialization Survey and AnalyticesTraditional and narrative survey and hypothesis building, Systematic survey, Metanalysis, Meta-synthesis, the above topics would lead to critique of current state of knowledge of specialization using analysis relationship and connections among different works3CSIR-National Geophysical Research InstituteCSIR-NGRI
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAtmospheric Chemistry and PhysicsThe Atmosphere: History and Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere; Climate; The Layers of the Atmosphere; Pressure in the Atmosphere; Temperature in the Atmosphere; Expressing the amount of a Substance in the Atmosphere; Spatial and Temporal Scales of Atmospheric Processes.
Particulate Matter (Aerosols) in the Atmosphere: Chemical composition and characterization of Tropospheric Aerosol; Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN); Size distribution of atmospheric aerosols; Sources of aerosols; Mineral dust, Sea-salts, Carbonaceous particles; Emission Inventories; Biomass Burning; Stratospheric Aerosols. Tropospheric-Stratospheric exchange.
Trace Gases: Atmospheric Lifetime; Sulfur-Containing Compounds; Nitrogen-Containing, Compounds; Carbon-Containing Compounds; Halogen-Containing Compounds; Atmospheric Ozone; Hazardous Air Pollutants (Air Toxics).
Atmospheric Radiation and Photochemistry: Radiation; Solar and Terrestrial Radiation; Energy Balance for Earth and Atmosphere; Beer-Lambert Law and Optical Depth; Absorption of Radiation by Atmospheric Gases; Absorption and Scattering by Carbonaceous Aerosol; Radiative Forcing.
Instruments and Methods of Aerosol Characterization: Aerosol collection using active and passive samplers, Mass spectrometers, Elemental analyses using Ion chromatograph. Light Transmission
Method; Thermal Optical Carbon Analysis; Filter Based Techniques; Positive and Negative Artifacts; Absorbance of Aqueous Extracts; Remote Sensing Techniques for aerosol
characterization and Quantification, MODIS and CALIPSO Satellite Data sets; LIDAR; Passive
Microwave observations of Atmosphere.
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AcSIR-29-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseCoastal EngineeringThe course describes various aspects of coastal processes such as wave breaking, near-shore currents, beach and shoreline dynamics, sediment transport, and coastal protection measures.2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseCoastal Sediment TransportThis course covers:Introduction to coastal hydrodynamics: Wind-waves, Tides, Currents (Wave & tide induced, residual currents), Wave-current interaction, Surf zone dynamics: Wave transformation in surfzone & turbulence; Surfzone currents & its distribution, Coastal sediments and bed forms: Sediment Sources & types; Properties sediments (non-cohesive & cohesive); Coastal bed form regimes & dynamics; Bed ripples, hydraulic roughness, friction factors, Initiation of sediment motion: Forces on sediments, Mobility number, Shields parameter; Introduction to boundary layer theory; Depth of closure, Sediment transport modes: Suspended sediment transport; Bed load transport; Total load transport, Sediment transport models: Non-Cohesive sediment transport; Cohesive sediment transport; Total load transport; Longshore sediment transport; Cross shore sediment transport; Shoreline / profile development. 2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseIntegrated Gravity and Magnetism in Ocean Margins & BasinsGravity method: basics, instruments, field procedures, reduction to anomalies, qualitative and quantitative interpretation techniques; Magnetic method: basics, instruments, field procedures, reduction to anomalies, qualitative and quantitative interpretation techniques; Gravity and magnetic signatures associated with various seafloor features- continental margins, aseismic ridges, mid-oceanic ridges, trenches, seamounts, etc.; Integrated forward modelling of gravity and magnetic anomalies for study of crustal structure of the continental margins and adjacent deep-sea basins; Applications of magnetic method for seafloor spreading studies - concept of plate tectonics andseafloor spreading, Vine-Matthew hypothesis, marine magnetic anomalies, geomagnetic polarity reversal timescales, identification of anomalies, mapping of magnetic lineations, spreading rates, plate tectonic reconstruction to understand evolution of ocean basins.
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AcSIR-29-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseIsotope GeologyFundamental of Stable and radio isotope geochemistry, Application of stable and radio isotope in Ocean sciences. Exposure to stable isotope mass spectrometers at NIO and other laboratories like NCAOR.3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseApplied MicropaleontologyIntroduction to marine microfossils; Sediment sample processing and sorting techniques for microfossil study; Various characteristics of microfossils used as techniques in paleooceanography; Applications of microfossils in paleo-records; Laboratory culturing of foraminifera. Organic matter deposition in marine sediments and fossil record. General morphology of spores, pollens and their geological significance. Dinoflagellates: morpholgy, environment and geological history. Application of micropaleontology in offshore fossil fuel exploration. Study of importance of microfossils-palynofacies and source rock evaluation.3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseMarine Robotics & InstrumentationTechnologies for oceanographic data acquisition- Overview; Mechanical, power and propulsion aspects of autonomous underwater technology, Introduction to robotics for oceanography; Dynamics Modelling, Underwater positioning and Guidance for Marine robots; Communication modes for marine technologies, Electronics hardware for autonomous marine instrumentation, Software for autonomous marine instrumentation, Theory of measuring instruments, Oceanographic sensors.3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseOcean Waves and TidesOcean surface waves can be classified based on their nature, period and propagation depth; measured wave data can be subject to wave-by wave method and spectral analysis; third generation wave models such as WAVE WATCH3 and SWAN will be dealt with to understand wave forecasting and hindcasting techniques; waves generated in the south Indian Ocean and northeast Arabian Sea and their interaction with coastal wind seas will be taught; the course also covers wave attenuation and transformation in shallow waters. Equilibrium Tide, Tide producing forces - The Earth-Moon system, Earth-Sun system, Interaction of Lunar and Solar tides, Prediction of tides3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseQuaternary ClimatologyThis course covers: Basics and application of stable isotopes in marine biogenic carbonates, Basics and application of biogenic trace metals and organo-chemical proxies, Basics and application of marine inorganic proxies, Application of clay minerals in palaeoclimate studies, Quaternary dating methods , Isotope ration mass-spectrometry, Dust and climate linkage, Possible fate of Holocene interglacial under the influence of anthropogenic stress, Right sampling site in marine sedimentary environment vis-à-vis time-scale of palaeoclimate reconstructions, Past sea-level changes (long-term and short-term) and causes, Evidences for Quaternary sea-level changes with special reference to India, Evidences of climate change. Effects of climate change on human, Activities and findings of IPCC.3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseTectonomagmatism in Oceanic RegimeThis course covers: General tectonics of Plate boundaries and Midplate-seafloor, Generation of Magma, Structural Fabric and Fracture Zones, Magmatism, Divergent, Convergent which convers topic such as Structural Fabric and Fracture Zones and Magmatism. Intraplate: Seafloor crenulations, fissures, fractures, Volcanics of seafloor, Seamounts: Origin, emplacement tectonic, Seamount: Petrology, volcanism & its influence, Sampling Strategy and equipment, Analytical instruments & methods and Integration of Plate Boundary Systematic3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0083Advanced CourseThermodynamics of North Indian OceanVariabilities of sea surface temperature, mixed layer depth, thermocline on different timescales over north Indian Ocean and the role of remote equatorial wind force on its variability, the role of Sea Surface Salinity on the thermodynamics of North Indian Ocean, Formation of Barrier Layer and its seasonal variations, Surface layer temperature inversions over north Indian Ocean: Characteristics, related governing mechanisms, Arabian Sea mini warm pool and its role in regional climate, Upper oceanic heat content and transport mechanism, Surface heat fluxes, heat budget over north Indian Ocean, Thermohaline circulation, water masses, formation and distribution over north Indian, Ocean and their implications on ocean biogeochemistry.3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0093Advanced CourseContinental Margins and Ocean BasinsLectures:
Continental margins - formation, types, geological features; Continent-ocean boundary; transition zone; Mantle plumes and hotspots - categories, expressions on lithospheric plates, fixity; Major aseismic ridges, plateaus and seamounts in the Indian Ocean; Mid-ocean ridges - geophysical signatures, morphology, ridge segmentation, characteristic of fast, intermediate, slow and ultraslow spreading centres; Ridge jumps, extinct spreading centers, seaward dipping reflectors; triple junctions, migrations; Seafloor spreading, Plate tectonics; Plate motions and reorganization,
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AcSIR-29-PS-AD-0103Advanced CourseCirculation and dynamics of the Indian OceanObserved surface circulation of the global ocean and the theoretical framework, Circulation of the Indian Ocean, Mathematical modelling, The conservation laws for fluid flows, The primitive equations, The surface mixed layer, Simplification of the primitive equations: The linear, continuously, stratified, model, The linear, continuously stratified model and the reduced-gravity model, Interior-ocean dynamics, Coastal-ocean dynamics, Equatorial-ocean dynamics, Application to the North Indian Ocean, The vertical structure, Shelf circulation, Data sets and data analysis, Interior-ocean dynamics, Coastal-ocean dynamics, Equatorial-ocean dynamics, Realistic solutions for the Indian Ocean using a simple model, The vertical structure, Shelf circulation3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseMarine EcologyOverview of marine ecology; Microbial Ecology of coastal and estuarine ecosystems; Role of microbes in organic matter cycling; Influence of climate change on structure and functioning of ecosystems; Fish Conservation & Management; Microbe-metazoa interactions and bio-communication in the oceans; Life in sediments; Marine bio-invasion ecology; Biofilms/Biofouling; Immune response in Marine Invertebrates; Population connectivity: Benthic pelagic coupling2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIOReferences:
1. Chemoreception in marine organisms, by Grant P.T., Mackie A. M. Academic Press, New York, 1974
2 Marine biodeterioration: an interdisciplinary study, by Costlow J.D., Tipper R. C. Naval Institute Press,
Annapolis, 1984
3. Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology. Biofilms, Bioadhesion, Corrosion and Biofouling, vol 3 by
Fingerman M., Nagabhushanam R., Thompson M.-F. Oxford and IBH Publishers, New Delhi, 1999
4. The Biology of Rocky Shores, by Colin L., Kitching J. A. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 1996
5. Experimental design and data analysis for biologist, by Quinn G. P. Cambridge University Press. UK, 2002
6. Elements of Marine Ecology. An Introductory Course by Tait R. V. 3rd ed, Butterworths, UK, 1981
7. An introduction to Marine Ecology, by Barnes R. S. K., Huges R. N. 3rd ed.; Wiley-Blackwell, USA, 1999
8. Fundamental of Marine Ecology, by Odum E. P. 3rd ed. W.B. Saunders, Comp. Philadelphia, London, UK,1971
9. Method in Marine Zooplankton Ecology, by Omori M., Ikeda T. Wiley-Blackwell, USA, 1984
10. Phytoplankton Manual, by Sournia A. UNESCO Press, France, 1978
AcSIR-29-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseMarine MicrobiologyMicrobes and its significance in Oceanography
Microbes in unique ecosystems: Extremophiles;
Molecular techniques for microbial community
Fundamentals of genomics and metagenomic
Biogeochemical cycles
Ecological interactions of bacteria
Microbial enumeration using direct counting method
Isolation of genomic DNA, PCR amplification and
agarose gel electrophoresis
Metagenomic DNA isolation and PCR of different
microbes using group specific primers
DNA sequencer and sequence analysis (BLAST
and basics of phylogenetics).
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AcSIR-29-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseMarine Invertebrate Biology and EcologyLectures:
Introduction to marine invertebrates; Diversity and distribution of marine invertebrates; Ecology of marine invertebrates with reference to different ecosystems; Reproductive and developmental biology and ecology of marine invertebrates; Implications of larval energetics in marine invertebrate's biology and ecology; Marine invertebrate larval dispersal and population connectivity; Physiological ecology of marine invertebrates; Linkages between climate, ocean productivity and recruitment of marine invertebrates; Prey-predator relationship in marine invertebrates; Application of metagenomics in Biodiversity research; Adaptations of marine invertebrates to changing environment.; Anthropogenic impacts on marine invertebrates and their conservation; Marine invertebrates and bioinvasion; Economic and ecological important of marine invertebrates

Culture of phytoplankton in the laboratory; Culture techniques of intertidal marine invertebrates; Culture techniques of pelagic marine invertebrates; Collection and culture of benthic invertebrates
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AcSIR-29-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseMarine MicroalgaeIntroduction to microaigae; Evolution of photosynthetic organisms; Microalgal taxonomy, diversity, photosynthesis and ecology; Influence of climate change on microaigae; Microalgal fouling; Microalgal culturing, Introduction to sampling, and enumeration of micro-algae2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseMarine Natural ProductsMarine natural products (MNPs) and their biomedical potential; Biosynthesis and biotransformation of MNPs; Isolation and purification of MNPs using chromatographic techniques; Structural elucidation of MNPs using spectroscopic techniques; Chemical synthesis of MNPs and their modifications; Biological and toxicological aspects of marine natural product drug discovery; Biomineralized Structures and Biocomposites (skeletal formations, macro- and microscleres, spicules, spines, bristles, cell walls, cyst walls etc.); Natural polymers from marine organisms and preparations of biomaterials; Terpenoids and carotenoids in Marine Organisms: [Classification, nomenclature, occurrence, isolation, general methods of structure determination, isoprene rule, biosynthesis and synthesis of the following representative molecules: beta-Carotene and a-Terpeneol]; Steroids in Marine Organisms: [Occurrence, nomenclature, basic skeleton, Diel's hydrocarbon and stereochemistry. Isolation, and synthesis of Cholesterol and Testosterone]2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-BS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePlankton EcologyZooplankton diversity, functional biology in the marine environment, Holoplankton and meroplankton, zooplankton reproduction and life cycle strategies, zooplankton as indicators of water mass movements, Biotic and abiotic factors that regulate spatial and temporal changes in zooplankton, History and distribution of zooplankton in the Indian Ocean, General morphology and anatomy of copepods, Feeding and digestive mechanisms of copepods, Methods used to evaluate diet, feeding rate and trophic role, Methods available for sampling and biomass/abundance measurements of zooplankton, Zooplankton migration and adaptations, Changes in zooplankton with climate change, Impacts of marine pollution on zooplankton2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseMarine Chemical CyclingElemental sources, cycles and residence times in seawater, Control of seawater composition- removal processes, Elemental Composition, concentrations and behaviours, Oxygen and nutrient cycles, Carbon Cycle in the oceans, Anoxic environments and OMZs of the world oceans – I & II, Composition and behaviour of substances in estuaries, Biogeochemical cycles in estuaries, Global change and marine biogeochemical cycles, Ocean acidification, Processes in the marine boundary layer, Micronutrients (Fe), Reconstructing past using biomarkers in sediments, pH scales in seawater,Carbon dioxide speciation, Dissolved oxygen, Fluxes of gases, Nutrient cycling, lsotopic anomalies, Removal mechanisms, Estuarine systems , Material exchanges at marine interfaces , Micronutrients (Fe), Global Change, Nutrient cycles, Speciation in seawater , Ocean acidification. 2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CourseMathematics and Modeling1. Introduction to scientific programming, 2. Refresher course in calculus . This course contains ODEs and numerical methods, PDEs and finite-difference methods, Fourier and Laplace transforms and Heat and wave equations.2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-MIS-0023Advanced CourseA First course in Mathematical Modelling1. Introduction to scientific programming, 2.A first course in calculus The course includes Mathematical modelling and differential equations, Newton's laws of motion, Decay and growth, Oscillations, Application to ecosystems, Introduction to Numerical Methods, Solving ODEs on a computer, Simulations with an NPZD model.2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-MIS-0033Advanced CourseJunior Level MathematicsNumber System, Permutations and Combinations, Matrices, Introduction to Programming, Functions, Co-ordinate Geometry, Limits and Continuity, Differential Calculus, Integration, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis and Time Series Analysis3CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-29-MIS-0043Advanced CourseA first course in Calculus and Scientific programmingIntroduction and numbers; Functions; Area, summation, and the integral; Slopes, the derivative, and the concept of a limit; The fundamental theorem of calculus; The logarithmic and exponential functions and series expansions; Applications; Introduction to Linux; Introduction to Octave; Introduction to programming (for and if loops); Plotting graphs; "Summation (integration); Computing differences (differentiation); Using user-defined functions; A few general programs for statistics; Euler method to solve Ordinary differential equations;2CSIR-National Institute of OceanographyCSIR-NIO
AcSIR-30-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CourseScience and Technology Systems - India and the WorldThe course in “Science and Technology Systems in India visa-vis world” provides interdisciplinary training to research students to students to the dynamics and understanding for evolution of S&T systems for economic development and poverty alleviation in India and across the world. The course will help students to look into historical glimpses on advancements of scientific and technological knowledge which made possible the significant reduction of poverty and improvements in the quality of life in both developed and developing countries throughout the 20th century which further helps the students to understand the close link between economic growth and the strategic approaches of S&T system/policies.
The course will focus on the S&T system of India which besides the core S&T milieu embraces large number of economic sectors as well as social dimensions. The course will provide the scope to study and analyse the following: (1) social and economic development through progress and applications of S&T; (2) management of S&T infrastructure (3) governance of S&T system (4) modes of funding
Topics and Subtopics
1 Science and Technology Policies-Comparative Study/analysis
2 India's Science and Technology Policy and its influence on technology development (Historical perspective of India's Science and Technology Policy)
3 S&T infrastructure and management of development and allocations of Developmental Plan funds to involve S&T and hence management of S&T spills over to sectors/ministries for whom S&T is not the core function
4 Evolution of sectoral policies (e.g. Human resource, health, environment, emerging technologies etc)
5. Science Diplomacy & Scientific Cooperation/Collaborations
6. Science as Culture and Practice; Social Stratification in Science; Scientific Controversies, Public Understanding of Science, Changing structure of science as a social institution in the contemporary period
7. Impact of S&T on society and economy
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AcSIR-30-MIS-AD-0023Advanced CourseTechnology Futures Studies (TFS)Rapid technological development in the past decades has prompted the need for new methods to understand the complex system with advanced resources, approaches and institutions. Technology Futures Studies connects the probable, desirable, and feasible future developments of technologies to the past and the present Future Technology analysis which is concerned with complex dynamic systems and processes include multiple interdisciplinary stakeholders to ensure distributed understanding.

The objectives of the proposed course are to provide students with methodological tools necessary for Science Technology and Innovation (STI) planning and policy making. It also gives insight into impact of STI on socioeconomic development and vice versa.

Course Outline
Introduction, Concepts, Approaches, Technology Assessment and Forecasting, Technological Foresight, Role of TFS, Relevance of TFS to the Developing Countries, Major Techniques in Technology Assessment, Historical Surveys, System Analysis, Cross - Impact, Risk Analysis, Major Techniques - Normative and Exploratory Techniques: Delphi, Growth Curves, Trend Extrapolation, Analytical Models, Breakthrough Rate, Scenario Writing, Relevance Tree, Morphological Analysis, Technology Road Mapping, Technology Futures Studies Umbrella Concept for Multiple Methods, Multi¬Actor Context, Participative Approach, Process Management
2CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development StudiesCSIR-NISTADSReferences:
• Technology Forecasting and Social Change
• International Journal for foresight and Innovation Policy
• Arie Rip, Thomas Misa and John Schot (eds) (1995), Managing Technology in Society: The Approach of Constructive Technology Assessment (Pinter, London).
Arnstein, S.R. and Christakis, A.N. (1976), "Perspectives on Technology Assessment", Methodologies in Perspective, (Science and Technology Publishers, Jerusalem).
Ascher, William (1979), "Problems of Forecasting and Technology Assessment", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 13, 149­156, 1979.
Balachandra, R. (1980), "Perceived Usefulness of Technological Forecasting Techniques", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 16, 155­166, 1980.
Bowonder, B. (1979), "Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries: Some Issues", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 15, 55­67, 1979.
Bowonder, B. (1979), "Impact Analysis of the Green Revolution in India", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 15, (4), December 1979.
Bozeman, Barry and Rossini. Frederick A. (1979), "Technology Assessment and Political Decision making", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 15, 25­ 35, 1979.
Chatel, Bertrand H. (1979), "Technology Assessment and Developing Countries", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 13, 203­211, 1979.
Coates, Joseph F. (1976), "The Role of Formal Models in Technology Assessment" Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 9, 139­190, 1976.
Coates, Vary T. and Fabian, Thecla. (1982), “Technology Assessment in Europe and Japan," Technological Forecasting and Social Change 22, 343­361, 1982.
Coates, Vary T. and Fabian, Thecla. (1982),"Technology Assessment in Industry: A Counterproductive Myth?" Technological Forecasting and Social Change 22, 331­ 341, 1982.
Covello, Vincent and Menkes, Joshua (1982), "Issues in Risk Analysis", in Christopher
AcSIR-30-MIS-AD-0033Advanced CourseIntroduction to Public Health PolicyTo provide an overview of the nature & process of making of policy for public health within the various domains of public health to gain a basic understanding of the policy process and health politics. The course provides an introduction to theoretical framework and motivations for developing a public health policy, intervention of various actors and stakeholders, the influence of political, bureaucratic, international, academic and social environments in which policy decisions are made, their impact on public health, and the key dimensions of the analysis of the effects of public health policies. The course is designed for students, • To understand Indian public health system to monitor & improve the public’s health from policy perspective; • To develop skills in critical thinking about public health issues from a policy perspective (identifying different types of policy interventions and their rationale or justifications).; • To develop skills for identifying, collecting, analyzing and communicating policy-related information about public health.; • To create awareness on the current key policy issues in public health and be able to articulate a testimony in support of a policy position.

Topics & Subtopics:
1. Introduction to concepts of Public Health (1hrs); 2. Introduction to Indian public Health system and health systems in other countries (4hrs); 3. Introduction to the concept of Public Health Policy (PHP) - what policy is; who are the policymakers; who gets affected by PHP; who advocates it & how it impacts developing & implementing PHP; the major influences (Cultural, economic, & social factors) that determine what policy gets formulated and implemented. This will cover the following subtopics. (4 hrs) - Theoretical framework & motivations for developing PHP - The role of various actors (Political, bureaucratic, international, academic, civil society) - Social environments in which policy decisions are made & its impact on PH - key dimensions of the analysis of the effects of public health policies - Varying policy decisions that lead to different actions by government; 4. Introduction to Evidence based policy/national PHP (2hrs), relevant case studies (2hrs); 5. Policy instruments of Public health (assessment studies, capacity building, epidemiological evidences, law, CBA, governance) (4hrs); 6. Other Policies of nation that shape or influence public health policy [Pharmaceutical industrial policy, health policy, drug policy, pricing policy, patent policy, immunization policy, nutrition policy, vaccine policy, environment policy, Water policy, sanitation policy, etc.] (4hrs); 7. Regulation in policies of public Health: IPR & Public health. Regulations in different sections of public health such as new drug, marketing, advertising and investment approvals, safety evaluation studies etc., affect IPR in public health, policies on preventive medicine, environmental and occupational health. (4hrs); 8. Public health and governance (3 hrs)

Analysis of current public health issues & major policy debates in India & abroad will be covered in tutorial [Health policy, Pharmaceutical industry policy (SMEs, SEZs), Drug policy, Pricing policy, preventive health policy, IPR, Vaccination policy, Environmental Health, Nutrition, Occupational Health] .
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AcSIR-30-MIS-AD-0043Advanced CourseIndian Economy and Policy CourseThe course intends to provide the students an overview of the Indian economy, its development and evolutionary. The focus of the course is on two main aspects of the economy. First, on the colonial interventions in India and second, the post-colonial developments. With these the offerings, it is expected that by the end of the course the students should be able to: (1) describe the historical and socio-political back ground of the colonial economic developments and changes with a special reference to the rural/agricultural sector, traditional and modern industrial activities and emergence of Indian capitalist class; (2) discuss the reason behind India’s underdeveloped situation during independence and the requirement for the planning models; (3) discuss the changes during the economic reforms and post reform scenarios in agriculture, industrial and service sectors

Topics & Subtopics:
1. Indian Economy Policies: State of Indian economy at the time of independence with a brief discussion on colonial era: Planning Era; Need for planning; Planning Strategies under different plans
2. Agriculture in Indian Economy: Agricultural policies – Policy frames in the 1950s, and the early 1960s; policy shifts in late 1960s, - Green Revolution strategies; policy changes in the 1980s – diffusion of Green Revolution across crops, regions; New Agricultural Policy 2000
• Agricultural development and policy analysis.
• Impact of agricultural technologies and policies.
• Investment in agriculture.
• Land holding structure, tenancy and technology development.
• Agricultural credit and insurance.
• Agricultural R&D and innovation.
• Current agricultural issues of importance – national and international perspectives.
3. Industrial Policies: Policy frames in the 1950s to 1970s; Structural retrogression of Indian Industries in mid 1960s; Policies for SMEs and large industries; Economic liberation and end of license raj; Indian industries in the globalized world
4. Structure and Growth of the Service Sector
5. The External Sector: Indian Trade Policy and Development; India’s Balanced of Payments – Emerging issues; Openness and FDI flows
2CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development StudiesCSIR-NISTADSReferences:
?Arun Kumar (2013) Indian Economy Since Independence: Persisting Colonial Disruption, Vision Books.
?B. R. Tomlinson (1996) The economy of modern India, 1860-1970. Vol. 3. Cambridge University Press
?Dharma Kumar and Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (2005) Cambridge Economic History of India: Vol. 2, 1757-2003, Orient Longman
AcSIR-30-MIS-AD-0053Advanced CourseInnovation System and DevelopmentThe course is with the aim to understand the global as well as National Innovation system. It will help the students to develop the measuring indicators of Innovation, existing methods to measure innovation, Innovation theories and performance measure of emerging technology system.
• Innovation system: Definition, Concept design of Innovation: ideation to product design
• Theories, evolution, components and processes in Innovation systems
• System of Innovation: National Innovation system, Regional Innovation System
• Technology Innovation System, Sectoral Innovation System, Indian and System of Innovation
• Innovation, sustainability and Development
• Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of India; India’s policies and investments in technology generation and extension – for major development sectors
• Existing methods for measuring innovation
• Synopsis of Innovation and production system of few developed and Developing Countries
• Relationship between sociology of Science and Sociology of Technology
• Overview of technology transfer, Concept, and technology transfer model
• Performance measure of emerging technological system.
• Review of two relevant books by students
2CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development StudiesCSIR-NISTADSReferences:
Innovation Systems for Development: Making Research and Innovation in Developing Countries Matter. Edited by Bo Göransson, Claes Brundenius, Research Policy Group, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden and Carlos Aguirre-Bastos, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Catholic University of Bolivia Publication
Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries: Building Domestic Capabilities in a Global Setting. Edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Professor of Economics, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark, K.J. Joseph, Professor, Centre for Development Studies, India, Cristina Chaminade, Professor of Innovation Studies, Department of Economic History, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden and Jan Vang, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Volume 2 . Edited by Bronwyn H. Hall, Nathan Rosenberg Volume 2, Pages 733-1256 (201
AcSIR-30-MIS-AD-0063Advanced CourseIntellectual Property Rights in the Context of Research, Innovation and DevelopmentThe students would be able to learn the nuances of various forms of Intellectual property and their effectiveness in protecting creativity and invention. They will be exposed to innovation and development issues surrounding IPR and its implications for industry across different sectors, for Startups and MSME. 2CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development StudiesCSIR-NISTADSReferences:
• Smith, G and Parr, R.L. (1989) Valuation of Intangible Assets. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
• Cottier, Thomas and Mavroidis, C. Petros (2003). Intellectual Property: Trade, Competition, and Sustainable Development. World Trade Forum, Volume 3. The University of Michigan Press.
• Berman, Bruce and Woods, D. James (2002). From Ideas to Assets- Investing Wisely in Intellectual Property. Willy Intellectual Property Series. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
• Background Discussion Papers and Occasional Papers by Quaker United Nations Office Geneva.
• Commission on Intellectaul Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPH): Publications and Study Materials (
• Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation- a handbook of best practices. (
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced ManufacturingCasting and solidification; Semi-solid processing, Welding and joining technology: Metal working processes; Forging, rolling, extrusion, wire drawing; Powder processing, Principles of metal forming; Deformation maps; Workability of materials; Sheet metal forming, Forming limit diagram; Thermomechanical processing.2CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Mechanical Property CharacterizationMultiaxial Fatigue, High strain rate material testing practices; Indentation creep; Dynamic Fracture toughness; Creep-fatigue interaction; Small specimen testing practices.3CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced MinerologyIntroduction to Minerals, Crystallography, Optical Mineralogy, Atomic Substitution, Solid Solution, Polymorphism, Isomorphism, Silicate structures, Descriptive Mineralogy, Different Mineral Groups: Silicates (Olivine, Pyroxene, Amphibole, Mica, Feldspar, Garnet), Oxides, Sulfides, Mineral Associations, Mineral Genesis, Process Mineralogy.3CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvances in Non-Ferrous Metal ExtractionFundamental and applied aspects of pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy and electrometallurgy: Pyrometallurgy: Standard Free energy Diagram, Predominance area diagram and Ternary diagram with reference to non-ferrous metal extraction; Pre-treatment (drying, calcination, roasting, etc.), Halidation, Smelting, Metallothermic reduction.
Hydrometallurgy: Thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrometallurgical processes, leaching(including pressure oxidation, bio-oxidation), cementation, precipitation, ion exchange and solvent extraction.
Electrometallurgy : Principles of electrochemistry, Cells and thermodynamic relations, electrowining, electrorefining, Molten salt electrolysis.
Process selection for extraction of non-ferrous metals.
Outline of major competing routes of metal extraction from their ores. Limitations and factors influencing the choice of extraction and refining process i.e. the scientific and technological analysis of extraction processes, Metal Extraction and refining of metals viz.: Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Magnesium, Titanium, Uranium and Rare earth metals.
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AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseCoating TechnologyThin Films: Definition, nucleation and growth of thin films, Application of thin films. Processing of thin films: PVD, PECVD, electron beam evaporation, RF and DC sputtering, Magnetron sputtering, laser ablation. Plasma diagnostics by langmuir probe and OES. Influence of thickness, power, pressure, substrate, temperature and substrate target distance on the growth and microstructure of thin films. Mechanical, adhesion behavior and measurement of thin films, magnetic, optical, texture properties of thin films, method of evaluation of thin films. Surface chemistry and evaluation of thin film; Advanced Patterning Techniques of thin films for devices: lithography, wet chemical, electron beam, laser; Problems and issues of thin films. 3CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseMathematical Modeling and Numerical AnalysisMulti-scale Simulation System, Basic Concepts of Length and Time Scales, Intermolecular Interactions and Potential Energy Surfaces, Theory of Ensembles, Phase Transitions and Relaxation Phenomena, Simulation Methodology: Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics (MD), Phase Field (PF), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Method (FEM), Introduction and application of QUANTUM ESPRESSO, LAMMPS, DLPOLY, MICRESS, OPEN-PHASE, ANSYS, MATLAB simulation software.3CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseMechanical Behaviour of MaterialsIntroduction to simple concepts of stress and strain tensor; Elastic stress-strain relationship; Strain energy; Mohr’s circle; Plastic yielding of material; Yield point; Yield criteria; Yield locus; Flow curve, Concept of crystal geometry; Lattice defects; Modes of deformation: slip and twinning; Critical resolved shear stress for slip; Slip in a perfect lattice; Slip by dislocation movement; Stacking faults; Fundamentals of indentation hardness; Brinell, Meyer, Vicker, Rockwell hardness; Hardness conversion; Relationship between hardness and flow curve; Hardness at high temperature; Engineering stress-strain curve; True stress-strain curve; Strength and ductility measurement in a tension test; Effect of strain rate/temperature on tensile behaviour; Necking criteria; Notched bar and drop weight impact tests; Transition temperature curves; Instrumented impact testing; Introduction to fracture mechanics based design, creep and fatigue behavior of materials.
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AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseMicrostructural EngineeringEvolution of Microstructures, microstructural instability; recovery, recrystalization and grain growth, Thermo-mechanical treatment and evolution of textures. Grain Boundary Characterization; Heat treatment methodology; Structure-property processing correlations.3CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseMineral ProcessingMineral characterization, sampling, crushing and grinding, size classification, gravity concentration, magnetic and electrostatic separation and their application in mineral industries, surface chemistry and froth flotation principles, dewatering techniques, size enlargement processes, material balance and data reconciliation.3CSIR-National Metallurgical LaboratoryCSIR-NML
AcSIR-31-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseWaste Processing & RecyclingIntroduction to waste processing and environmental management
Waste generation, its recycling and and managenment (solid & Liquid):
Wastes from mining and mineral industries, Wastes from iron and steel (including ferro-alloys) industries, Wastes from non-ferrous metal industries : such as Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Titanium and Chromium. Waste generation from power plants and their recycling status, Bulk utilisation of slag and other wastes using eco-friendly processes. Metallic wastes from non-metallurgical sectors : home appliances and others such as E-waste, Spent batteries, Spent catalysts , Toxicological characterization of liquid effluents, Toxicological characterization of solid wastes Values from wastes – High value materials synthesis
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0083Advanced CourseMicrowave MetrologyIntroduction to Primary standards in Microwave Measurement : I. Micro-calorimeter, WBCO, Air Lines, GTEM, SAR measurement system, Uncertainty evaluation associated in microwave measurement, Review of antenna theory, Different Types of Antenna: dipoles, monopole and loop, antennas, linear and planar arrays, helical antennas, radiation from apertures, aperture distribution, horn and parabolic dish antennas, microstrip antennas. Antenna for 5G Communicaiton. Electro Optical Measurements.3CSIR-National Physical LaboratoryCSIR-NPL
AcSIR-32-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Polymer Science and TechnologyIntroduction of conventional, specialty & engineering polymers, functional polymers, copolymers, polymer blends, micro- & nano-composites, conjugated & conducing, polymers, polyacetylene, polyaniline, polypyrrol, polythiophene derivatives & analogues, band structures, doping types, doping mechanisms, charger carriers, charge transport mechanism, conjugatedcopolymers, conjugated polymer blends: synthesis strategies, properties, processing techniques, specialized products, analytical and characterization tools, related metrology, environmental concerns, recyclability and practical applications, organic solar cells, organic light emitting diodes, transistors, display devices, solid state lighting, gas/chemical sensors, biosensors, actuators, healthcare & assistive, devices, electrochromic devices, memory devices, corrosion control, electromagnetic, interference shielding, electostatic charge, dissipation, air/water purification, supercapacitor, lithium ion battery,
theroelectrics etc., Polymer based certified, reference materials (CRMs) and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravva (BNDs)
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AcSIR-32-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials Characterization TechniquesFundamentals of X-rays and X-ray crystallography, Instrumentation, Bragg's law, Data analysis by different software's, Determination of crystal structures-X-ray, Laue, Single crystal X-ray and powder X-ray methods, Applications & limitations, X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, Wavelength dispersive XRF, Instrumentation, Working procedure, Applications & limitations, Energy dispersive spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy- Instrumentation, Working procedure, Applications & limitations.
Characterization of crystalline perfection of single crystals & epitaxial films - crystal defects and lattice mismatch, Theoretical aspects of X-ray diffraction, Reflection and scattering, High resolution X-ray diffraction for Bragg and Laue cases, Semi-kinematical theory for epitaxial layers for determination of thickness and composition, Xray reflectometry for determination of density, Thickness and interfacial roughness, Experimental aspects: Monochromators, Point and line focus configurations of X-ray beam, Parabolic graded multilayer mirror, Flow proportional and scintillation detectors, Solid-state pixel detector, High-resolution X-ray diffractometers high resolution X-ray diffraction curves, X-ray topography, X-ray reflectometry, Grazing incidence, X-ray diffractometry for in-plane diffraction, Reciprocal space mapping.
Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), Measuring contact angle, Electron-sample interactions: Secondary electrons, Backscattered electrons, Lenses for electron beams, Lens defects and resolution, Structure of transmission electron microscopes, Mechanism of images formation and contrast, Structure of scanning electron microscopes (SEM, ESEM). Electron emissions sources, Vacuum conditions, Scanning electron microscopy, Conventional transmission electron microscopy, High resolution transmission electron microscopy, Selected area electron diffraction, Bright field and dark field imaging, Electron diffraction patterns, Correlation of image and diffraction pattern, Examples of indexing singlecrystals diffraction patterns, Sample preparation for SEM, TEM: Jet-polishing methods. Ion beam milling technique, Focus ion beam (FIB), Scanning transmission electron microscopy, Lattice scale imaging, Interpretation of high resolution images, Scanning tunneling microscopy, Atomic force microscopy, Helium ion microscope, Other advances techniques like, Holography, Lorentz microscopy.
Spectroscopy techniques: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Secondary ion mass spectroscopy, Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, Photoluminescence, Defect structure analysis using microscopy and spectroscopy results, Particle size analyzer.
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AcSIR-32-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAir Quality Measurement Science and TechnologyAerosol and gas metrology, national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), gas measurement techniques, certified reference material, gas mixtures preparation and validation technique, PM10 and PM2.5 measurement techniques and their calibration (gravimetric sampler BAM. TEOM), impactor and cyclone. WINS and VSCC. Andersen sampler, bioaerosol sampling and measurement, particle sizer - counter and calibration, particle size statistics, filter and mask testing, air purifier testing
and CADR, Reynolds number. Stokes's law. Stokes number, D50 cutoff size, isokinetic sampling and measurement of concentration, measurement of velocity, flow rate and pressure, stack sampling, analysis of particulate bound chemicals, AAS and ICP-OES instrumental techniques, VOC measurement techniques, measurementuncertainty in chemical analysis, MU budget estimations and data quality assurance, hands-on training on the parameters of NAAQS.
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AcSIR-32-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseInstrumentation for Calibration & TestingMeasurement and Instrumentation, Fundamental of measurement systems, Instrument Types and Performance Characteristics, Measurement Uncertainty.
Calibration/Verification of measuring instruments: what need for users; Calibration principles: Calibration system
procedure, Calibration and Testing standards for instruments and transducers; Best practices for handling the measurement instruments. OPAMP
characteristics & circuits, Sensor & transducer characteristics, Instrumentation and Telemetry, quantum instrumentation & metrology. Instrumentation: Industry 4.0 perspective; Instrumentation Design: Need Analysis, product specifications, solution search strengths & weaknesses of instruments.
Performance characteristics & criteria fortransducers selection. Performance test (electrical, impedance, noise, resolution, threshold and environmental test etc).
Need of signal conditioning. Interface to the end i.e. display and storage devices. Computer based instrumentation. Virtual Instrumentation.
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AcSIR-32-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseOptimization Techniques and Finite Element Method in EngineeringIntroduction: Introduction to Optimization, Adequate and Optimum Design, Principles of Optimization, Statement of an Optimization Problem, Classification, Formulation of Objective Function, Design Constraints; Classical Optimization Techniques and Multi Variable Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization; Traditional Optimization Techniques: Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing, Geometric Programming; Finite Element Method: Basics and Applications in Engineering systems, Case study of applications in design of force sensor, vibration analysis of machines. Optimum Design of Machine Elements: Functional Requirement, Material and Geometrical Parameters, Loading parameters, design morphology, case study; single degree and two degree of freedom systems, vibration isolation, active and passive vibration absorbers, Acousticc induced vibration: measurement and control.3CSIR-National Physical LaboratoryCSIR-NPL
AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Electronic Materials and Semiconductor DevicesEnergy band diagrams, Theory of semiconductor transport, Quantum hall effect, Colloidal nanoparticles and quantum dots for optoelectronic applications, Mechanical, optical & electrical properties, Nucleation & growth mechanism, Sizefocusing & Ostwald ripening, Hybrid nanocomposite solar cells: Charge & energy transfer (FRET), Excitons, Plasmons-polaritons-polarons: Raman & Rayleigh scattering, Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), Phase change materials, Ferroelectrics and dielectrics, Semiconductor crystals, Photonic devices and their applications: (i) Photovoltaic devices (i.e., solar cells), (ii) Lightemitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes, (iii) Photodetectors, Basic device physics (p-n junction diode, semiconductor contacts, Schottky barriers/diodes), Structures, characteristics and operational principles (based on elemental and compound semiconductors), Latest developments and advanced applications, organic electronics (like solar cells, light emitting diodes, transistors etc).
Practicals: Particle size and size distribution measurement of semiconductor nanoparticles by dynamic light scattering (DLS), Dark and illuminated l-V characteristics of p-n junction diode/solar cell and evaluation of solar cell efficiency, Spectral response and quantum efficiency measurements of solar cells and performance comparison,
Fabrication and testing of organic devices.
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseThin Film Physics & TechnologyVacuum science & technology for thin film processing, Vacuum systems for thin film growth & characterization, Gas transport and pumping, Thin films growth mechanisms, Kinetic models of nucleation, Thermodynamics aspects of nucleation, Island and coalescence growth, Factors influencing thin film growth, Role of surface energy in thin film growth, Steps in thin film formation, Thin film deposition techniques: Physical vapor deposition (PVD), Evaporation (resistive heating, flash, electron beam, ion beam and pulsed laser), Physics and chemistry of evaporation, Sputtering (mechanisms and yield, dc and rf sputtering, Bias sputtering, Magnetron sputtering, Unbalanced magnetron sputtering), Physics of sputtering and reactions in plasma, Hybrid and modified PVD, Ion plating, Ion beam assisted deposition and processing of thin films, Cathodic vacuum arc deposition, Quasi-continuous theory of arc plasma, Magnetic filtered arc and industrial systems & processes. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD): Reaction chemistry and thermodynamics of CVD, Thermal CVD, MOCVD, Hot wire CVD, Ultrahigh vacuum techniques and processes, Contamination and cleaning, Molecular beam epitaxy: Principal & operation, Knudsen cell, kinetics & thermodynamics, Growth of epitaxial films & nanostructures, Adsorption at surfaces, Atomistic processes in the early stages of thin-film growth, Adatom diffusion on terraces & nucleation of islands, Diffusion & fractal island growth, Surface reconstruction, Adsorbate-induced reconstructions. Reflection high energy electron diffraction: in-situ two & three dimensional growth characterization, Surface crystallography and diffraction, Surface symmetry, Description of overlayer structures, Reciprocal net & electron diffraction, Qualitative consideration, Domains, Steps and defects, Low energy electron diffraction (LEED): Principles, Instrumentation, Qualitative information, LEED Pattern, Spot profile analysis, Quantitative structural information.
X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy: Principles, Instrumentation, X-Ray sources, Synchrotron radiation, Electron energy analyzers, Spatial resolution, Spectral information and chemical shifts quantification, Depth profiling & imaging, Auger parameter, Applications in catalysis, Polymers, Corrosion and passivation, Adhesion, Superconductors, Semiconductors, Ultraviolet Photoelectron spectroscopy: Concept, Instrumentation and Spectral analysis, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES): Principles, Instrumentation, Electron sources, Electron-energy analyzers, Spectral information, Quantification and depth profiling, Applications in thin films and interfaces, Surface segregation, scanning auger microscopy.
Thin film characterization: Defect analysis, Surface profiler (contact & non-contact mode), Spectroscopic ellipsometer: Concept, thickness and optical parameter (n, k, a) evaluation. Applications of thin films in optical coatings & solar cells.
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseNanostructured MaterialsPhysical scaling laws applied to understanding the properties of materials at the nanometre scale. Self-assembly, surfaces and interfaces in nanotechnology.
Nanostructuring techniques: Nanopolishing, Etching of nanostructures, Lithography procedures: Optical lithography, Electron beam lithography, Ion beam lithography, X-ray, Synchrotron lithography, Focused ion beams, Nanoimprinting. Nanolayers by physical vapor deposition methods, PLD, Sputtering, e-beam evaporation, MBE, Chemical vapor deposition (CVD); Characterization of nanomaterials: Structure, Composition, Defects, Interfaces, Grain boundaries. Characterization of nanostructures by scanning probe microscopy, Near-field optics, Electron microscopy etc. Physics at low dimensions, Heterostructures, Band engineering, Quantum wires, Quantum dots, Effective mass approximation, Quantum wells in heterostructures, Square well of finite and infinite width, Triangular and parabolic quantum wells, Tunneling transport, Potential step, T-matrices, Current and conductance, Resonant tunneling, Tunneling in heterostructures, Effects of electric and magnetic fields, Density of states, Conductivity and resistivity tensors, Quantum correction to conductivity, SD effect, Quantum hall effect, Aharanov-Bohm effect, Nanomagnetism, Surface/interface magnetism, Anophotonics. Electronic devices based on nanostructures, High electron mobility transistors, Resonant tunneling diode, Quantum cascade laser, Single electron transistor, Carbon nanotube and grapheme devices and spintronic devices, Phase transition in nanostructures systems.
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseSuperconductivity and Magnetism & Magnetic MaterialsIntroduction to superconductivity, Thermodynamics of superconducting transition, Two-fluid model London theory Pippard's non localization, Fluxquantization, Superconducting tunneling phenomena and energy gap, Introduction to microscopic theory (Bardeen-CooperSchrieffer) of superconductivity. Type II superconductivity, Mixed state and Ginzburg-Landau theory, Critical currents, Flux-pinning and flux-flow. Applications of superconductivity, Materials requirement for superconducting devices, Superconducting thin films, SQUIDs and Josephson junction based devices, Detectors and bolometers. High current applications, Synthesis methods for wires and tapeconductors, Superconducting magnets, Energy storage. High temperature superconductors: Introduction & their unusual fundamental properties, Electronic and power applications of hightemperature superconductors. Physical properties of materials at low temperatures (specific heat, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, electrical conductivity, magnetic and mechanical properties). Production of low temperatures, Cryogenic fluids their properties and storage, Transfer devices, Temperature control & measurement, Production of very low temperatures, Vacuum systems as applied to cryogenics. Magnetism: Magnetic moments of a body, Alignment of atomic magnetic moments in a solid, Ferromagnetism, Curie point and exchange integral, Magnetisation and magnetic domains, Temperature dependence of magnetization, Coercive force and hysteresis, Coercivity in fine particles. Ferrimagnetism and antiferromagnetic order, Neutron magnetic scattering magnetism of transition metals, Rare-earths and special oxides (spinels, garnets and perovskites). Magnetoresistance, Tunnel magnetoresistance, Spintronics.3CSIR-National Physical LaboratoryCSIR-NPL
AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseQuantum Optics & Advanced Solid State Optical DevicesQuantum mechanics, quantum optics and Devices: Quantum theory and wave nature of matter, wave function and its interpretation, wave equations and solutions, Egen value and eigen functions, motion of wave packets, double oscillator; different types of potentials - normalization of free particle wave function, coherence theory - classical coherence, quantum coherence; semiconductor photon sources and detectors - light emitting diodes, laser amplifiers and injection lasers, photodetectors, photoconductors, photodiodes and avalanche photodiodes, single photon detectors; theory of photoelectric detection of light - differential photodetection probability, joint probability of multiple photodetection, integral detection porbabilities, photoelectric detection in a fluctuating field - photoelectric bunching, photoelectric counting statistics of a fluctuating field, photoelectric current fluctuations, Hanburry Brown - Twiss effect - photon antibunching. Quantum Metrology of Time and Frequency. Frequncy standards, macroscopic frequency sources. laser frequency standards. Characterization of noise processes - amplitude and phase noise. Statistical characterization of the noise processes. Measurement techniques of phase and frequency noise. Atomic frequency standards, primary and secondary frequency standards. Microwave atomic frequency standards as H-maser, Rb cell standards, cesium beam standards. Sources of frequency biases and their evaluation. Physics of cold atoms - laser cooling and trapping. Optical Molasses and magneto optic traps. Polarization gradient cooling. Bose Einstein condensation. Atomic Fountain frequency standards based on cold atoms. Cesium fountain frequency standard. Evaluation of sources of frequency biases. Ion trap frequency standards. Realization of different types of traps. Microwave and optical frequency standards based on trapped ions. Synthesis and translation of optical frequencies including femto-second comb, applications of precision frequency standards.

1. Doppler free absorption spectroscopy of atomic vapor for frequency stabilization
2. Absolute measurement of frequency, time interval and phase differences
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseAdvanced Measurement Techniques & MetrologyModified Course content:
Introduction of the measurement science,
measurement terminology and vocabulary,
basics of uncertainty in measurements, brief
advance uncertainty analysis including
uncorrelated and correlated measurand,
accurate measurement techniques in basic
and derived SI units like mass, temperature,
length & dimension, pressure & vacuum,
force, DC (voltage, resistance & current), AC
(high voltage & current, power & energy), LF
voltage & current, introduction to quantum
SI, quantum definition of mass, e, watt
balance, SI meter and its realization, Iodine
frequency stabilized HeNe Laser, Michelson
interferometer – principle theory and
application, introduction to Dimension
metrology, different kinds of interferometer and
applications in dimension metrology, basics of
radiometry, radiometric quantities, radiant
quantities, realization of radiometry to SI,
calibration for spectral irradiance responsivity,
high temperature by radiation pyrometry,
measurement of Boltzmann constant ‘k’,
Josephson voltage standard, quantum hall
effect, metrology instruments - standards and
artifacts for key comparison, introduction to
the international organizations BIPM, RMO
international data base – key comparison data base (KCDB), calibration measurement
capabilities (CMCs), ISO/IEC 17025: 2005
quality system and conformity assessment and
their use in support of technical regulations
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0093Advanced CourseQuantum metrology: Materials and devices-advanced courseIntroduction to SI units and their defining constants. State of the art quantum metrology and
devices. Quantum Metrology Triangle Experiment with materials and devices for coulomb
blockade, Josephson Junction, single electron transistor and Superconducting Quantum
Interference devices (SQUID). 2D material based Single Photon Detectors, Si 3 N 4 based micro
ring resonators and entanglement, waveguides and cavities for photon pair sources and Integrated
Photonic quantum networks. Microwave and mm-Wave Metrology using III-Nitride Transistors,
Graphene based Terahertz devices for communication. Quantum Clocks and Time Dialation.
Temperature and Quantum Thermometer. Watt balance and Dimensional metrology.
Applications of Quantum Metrology for advances in technology.
In this course work, an emphasis on the SI units in terms of defining fundamental constants will
be given. Exposure to several advanced functional materials being used and their unique
properties in defining quantum physics and metrology for several advanced applications will be
given. All the seven SI units defined by fundamental constants that can be realized through these
advanced materials, device architecture and experimental setup will be discussed. This course is
designed keeping in view of the exposure required during course work for starting research on
advanced topics related to metrology and establishment of standards.
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AcSIR-32-PS-AD-0103Advanced CoursePhase Transition PhenomenaThermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions
Defining a Phase Transition, Thermodynamic Description of Phase Transitions, General Principles of
Methods of Investigating Phase Transitions, The Broad Categories of Phase Transitions, The Major
Experimental Methods for Investigation of Phase Transitions, Mean field theories, Bragg-Williams Theory,
Landau theory, Ising Model Multicritical points (bicritical, tricritical and tetrarchical), Lifshitz points, van der
Waals theory, Mean field theories for polymers and gels, The Broad Categories of Applications of Phase
Phase Transition Dynamics
Nucleation, and growth, Spinodal Decomposition, Structural Transitions, Fractals-Percolation, Percolation
thresholds, Nature of percolation, Bethe lattices, Dynamics of Phase Transitions, and Properties of
Phase Transitions in Liquids, Solids and fluids
Characterization of the Phenomena, Melting, Solidification, Crystallization, Melting, and Interface,
Numerous Applications, The Equations of State, The Liquid-Gas Transition in Simple Liquids,
Thermodynamic Conditions of Equilibrium, Main Classes of Equations of State for Fluids, Metastable
States: Undercooling and Overheating, Mixture of Two Components,
The Glass Transition
The Glass Transition, Characteristics, The Structure of Glasses, Viscoelastic nucleation in polymers,
Viscoelastic binary mixtures, Dynamics in gels, Viscoelastic spinodal decomposition in polymers and gels
Transitions and Collective Phenomena in Solids and liquids
Transitions with Common Characteristics, The Order-Disorder Transition in Alloys, proper and improper
martensitic phase transitions Magnetism, Ferroelectricity, Superconductivity, Critical Exponents and
Scaling Laws, universality and scaling, Liquid Crystals Phases, Characteristics and Applications,
Superfluidity of Helium
Microstructures, Nanostructures, and Phase Transitions
Microstructures in Solids, Microstructures in Fluid Phases, Microstructure, Nanostructures, and Their
Implications in Materials Technology
Transitions in Thin Films
Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface, Monolayer on the Surface of a Solid, Melting and Vitrification of
Thin Films, Phase transition in strongly correlated thin film systems
Phase Transitions under Extreme Conditions: Large Natural and Technological Systems
Phase Transitions under Extreme Conditions, The Role of Phase Transitions in the Ocean-Atmosphere
System, Phase Transitions in Technological Systems like Heat Engines
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AcSIR-32-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseMachine Learning with Python: A Practical approachIntroduction to Machine Learning, Data Preprocessing, Supervised Learning: linear regression,
logistic regression, naive bayes, support vector machines, neural networks, decision trees;
Performance measures; Validation techniques; Unsupervised Learning: Clustering, KNN;
including mathematical foundation of these machine learning techniques.
Python: Basics, numpy, scipy, matplotlib, pandas. The course uses python for depicting the
usage of machine learning in solving various multi-disciplinary problems.
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AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvances in Crop Production SystemAdvances in medicinal and aromatic plants production, Growth and development of crops, Soil physico-chemical properties, Soil fertility and productivity, Manures and fertilisers, Soil organic matter, Nutrients function, nutrient use efficiency, IPNMS system, Precision agriculture, Advances in Soil-plant-water Relationship, Physiomorphological behaviour of plants under different environmental conditions, Water use efficiency, Adaptation of plants to water variation, Sustainable and organic agriculture.3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBiology of InfectionHost pathogen interaction Infection and infectious process and routes of transmission, Methods of transmission and role of vectors (Mosquitoes, Sand fly) Description and pathology of bacterial diseases e.g. Tuberculosis, description and pathology of parasitic infections e.g. Malaria. Structure and replication of DNA and RNA viruses, Virus-host interactions, pathology of viral infections Infections caused by Flavi- viruses, respiratory viruses, hepatitis viruses, HIV Biology. Immunology Innate and acquired immunity, Components of immune system, T-cell subsets and surface markers, antigen processing and presentation, Antigen-antibody interactions, Host response to viral infection (anti-viral immunity), antiviral compounds, Vaccines and vaccinations, techniques in diagnostic microbiology: Immunological techniques, Serological techniques, Nucleic acid techniques, Biological safety in handling pathogenic bacteria and viruses 3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseCrop Protection & Insect ToxicologyMajor pests of crops; Insect host plant relationship, Insecticide resistance; Biopesticides; Integrated pest management; Economic threshold concept and economic consideration; Biological control agents, Integration of different methods of pest management. Classification and mode of action of pesticides; Degradation of pesticides; Evaluation of insecticide toxicity; Pest resistance to insecticides, resistance management & pest resurgence; Safe handling of insecticides, diagnosis, and insecticide-poisoning treatment.3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseGenomics and EpigeneticsIntroduction to genomics; Cloning vectors (plasmids, cosmids, BAC, PAC, YAC); Genome Organization (Nuclear, Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Genome); High-throughput genome sequencing and their application in genomics; Overview of model and crop plant genomes (Arabidopsis, Rice and human genomes;etc.). Functional genomics. Forward and Reverse genetics, Gene editing (TALENs, ZFNs, CRISPR-Cas), Metabolic pathways, Metabolic engineering, Gene order (Colinearity, Identification of orthologs, Functional predictions); Fundamental of epigenetics (Chromatin structure; Organization of nucleosome and chromosomes; Epigenetics in plant evolution and stress adaptation, Gene Silencing; Small RNAs and their mechanism of regulation; RNA processing and alternative splicing; Fundamentals and concepts of cell signalling (Signal transduction; Receptors; Anterograde and retrograde signaling, Reactive oxygen species; Major signaling pathways in plants (Light signalling, Circadian rhythm, hormones, elicitors, small molecules), Cell signalling in biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseMolecular Breeding of PlantsIntroduction to molecular breeding; Techniques in molecular breeding; Morphological and Molecular markers, QTL analysis; Application of molecular breeding in plants, Mapping populations (F2, Back crosses, Recombinant Inbred Lines, Near Isogenic Lines and Doubled Haploid lines, NAM, MAGIC etc). Construction of linkage maps and physical maps, Linkage disequilibrium, QTL mapping (single marker analysis, interval mapping, association mapping), epi-RILs, epi-GWAS, epi-Breeding; epistatic QTLs, map based cloning, Fine mapping, marker-assisted selection, marker-assisted recurrent selection, genomic selection, Gene pyramiding3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePharmacology and ToxicologyRegulatory Toxicology: Principles and Classification of toxicology, Toxicokinetics, Test for mutagenicity, teratogenicity, phototoxicity, carcinogencity, Toxicogenomics, target organ toxicology and preclinical toxicology; Experimental Toxicology: Common laboratory animals, euthanasia of experimental animals, Ethics moral and laws related to experimental animals, CPCSEA, OECD and ICH guidelines, Food and Drug Administration, determination of LD50 determination, acute, sub-acute and chronic toxicity studies. Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), GLP establishment, GLP audits and inspection, Schedule Y to design non- clinical toxicity studies and clinical development and alternatives to animals; Advanced and Experimental Pharmacology: Principles of Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of drug action, neurotransmission in central nervous system and cellular signalling, principles of development of therapeutic proteins, pharmacology of vascular endothelium, chronopharmacology, chiral pharmacology, drug- drug/food?drug/herb?drug interactions; New approaches in drug discovery, high throughput screening, principles and applications of bioassays for in vivo therapeutic evaluation of anticancer, cardioprotective, antiepileptic, antianxiety, nootropic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, wound healing, antiviral and hepatoprotective molecules, in vitro techniques using animal and human cell lines, in vitro cell culture techniques, flow cytometery and cell viability assays and in silico pharmacology, experimental design and data analysis in experimental pharmacology and transgenic animal models.3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0073Advanced CoursePlant Conservation and Reproductive BiologyConservation biology: principles and applications; Threats to plant diversity: causes and consequences; Conservation biology of rare and endangered plants: concepts and practical approaches, Conservation at landscape and ecosystems levels: methods and strategic approaches; Plant species loss: assessment of extinction risks: IUCN Red lists: criteria and classification, national red lists, biodiversity hot spots; Current tools and techniques for species distribution assessment; Conservation at species and population level: measurement of genetic diversity, gene flow, reproductive/mating systems; in-breeding and out -breeding depression, effective population size and management of genetic diversity population bottlenecks and maintenance of genetic diversity; Plant conservation methods and strategies: In situ conservation, Ex situ conservation, Recovery, Reintroduction and Rehabilitation of endangered habitats and species; Introduction to Plant Reproductive Biology: Modes and mechanics of reproduction in plants; Floral biology and phenology; Pollen and Pollination Biology; Fertilization and Seed Biology; Recent Trends in Reproductive Biology; Reproductive Biology and Threatened Plants; Case Study, field visit, visit to herbarium, botanical garden, conservatories etc.3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePlant-Microbe InteractionPrinciples and Concepts in Host-Pathogen Relationship (Recognition of Pathogens and Non-Pathogens, Role of Enzymes, Toxins, Growth Regulators, Phenolics, Phytoalexins, PR Proteins, Elicitors-Defense Strategies); , Signal Transduction, Systemic Acquired Resistance and Induced Systemic Resistance, Defense Genes, Hypersensitive response , Programmed Cell Death, Virus Induced Gene Silencing, R-Gene Expression and Transcription Profiling, Economic Impact of Viral and Viroid Diseases, Molecular Characteristics of virus and virus like pathogens, Movement through Plasmodesmata and Vasculature, Viral Determinants Involved in Phloem Transport of Plant Viruses, transmission of virus and viroid pathogens by insect vectors, Suppressors of silencing encoded by plant viruses3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0093Advanced CourseProtein Science and ProteomicsFundamentals of Proteins: amino acids, peptides, Side chains, Physico- chemical proeprties, Proteins as essential biomolecules, Transcription, Translation, Folding, Targeting, Mis-folding, Proteases, Proteasomes, Ubiquitination, Sumoylation, Structural and Functional proteins; Protein Structure: Primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structures; Forces determining protein structure, Covalent modifications of the polypeptide chain; Structural motifs in regulatory proteins: DNA-binding proteins, Zinc finger motif, Helix Turn Helix motif Basic Leucine Zipper motifs etc; Protein Regulation: Enzymes: Mechanism of Catalysis, Kinetics & Regulation; Proteomics: Introduction; Analytical and Comparative proteomics; Methods: Extraction and separation of proteins for proteome analysis: 2DE, 2DIGE, LC; Protein identification: Mass spectrometry, MudPIT; Computational and Bionformatic analysis; Gel and gel-free proteomics; Labelled and unlabelled proteomics; Post- translational modifications; Organelle proteomics; Protein-protein interactions; Techniques for proteome research; High throughput proteomic screening for novel bioactive peptides/proteins/enzymes; Tools and databases: Protein sequence alignment; in-silico structure analysis, Domain search, Databases: Sequence information and analysis: SWISS-PROT, NCBI etc.; Structure information and analysis: Protein Databank (PDB), SWISS-Model, PHYRE; PyMOL3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-BS-AD-0103Advanced CourseRemote Sensing and GISConcept of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR): Wavelength – frequency – energy relationship of EMR, EMR Wavelength regions and their applications, Interaction of EMR with matter; Remote Sensing Satellites: Geo-stationary and Sun-synchronous satellite, Resolution – Spatial, Spectral, temporal, and radiometric, Types of scanners – Whiskbroom scanner, Push - broom scanners; Image corrections and enhancement: Image Pre- Processing- Geometric corrections, radiometric corrections, Histogram equalization, Image Sharpening, Filtering; Image interpretation and classification: Basic element of image interpretation, Supervised and unsupervised classifications, Advance classification techniques- Artificial neural network (ANN), Spectral angle mapper (SAM); Hyperspectral remote sensing: Hyperspectral sensors, Spectral signature, Spectral library, Hyperspectral data processing; Vegetation indices and its uses; Spatial and non-spatial data, Raster and Vector data; Concept of map scale: Defining Map, Projection system; GIS functions: Digitization, SQL based Quarry, Visualization etc.; GIS software: Open source and licenced software’s; Spatial modelling: Ecological Niche Modelling; Navigation3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseIsolation and Spectroscopic TechniquesSpectroscopy Techniques: Introductory and fundamental of IR, UV, Mass Spectrometry and TOF-MALDI. Concept and theory of NMR, 1H- and 13C-NMR, practical aspects of NMR, chemical shift, chemical equivalence and spin-spin coupling, magnetic equivalence, spin systems, pople notation, spin-spin coupling in stereochemistry and structure determination, dynamic effects in NMR spectroscopy, nuclear overhauser effect (NOE), DEPT, two dimensional (2-D) NMR (COSY, HMQC, HMBC, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY), structure elucidation of natural products (flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids etc.). Advances in Natural Products: Extraction and Isolation Techniques (1C): Flash chromatography, micro wave –assisted and ultrasound extraction techniques, solid phase micro extraction (SPME), solid phase extraction (SPE), supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), single drop micro extraction (SDME): principles, instrumentation, types of solvents, adsorbents and applications, modern isolation techniques.3CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Synthetic Organic ChemistryAdvanced Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry (1C): Bamford-Stevens reaction, Baylis-Hillman reaction, Biginelli reaction, Corey-Fuchs Reaction, Yamaguchi esterification, Wittig-Horner reaction, Vilsmeier reaction, Ugi reaction, Tsuji-Trost reaction, Sharpless Epoxidation, Seebach Umpolung, Ring Closing Metathesis, Pauson-Khand Reaction, Olefin Metathesis, Enyne Metathesis, Nozaki-Hiyama coupling, Mukaiyama Aldol addition, Click reaction, Hay coupling, Glaser coupling, Fukuyama coupling, Aldol condensation, Mannich, Michael, Claisen-Schmidt condensation, Suzuki- Miyaura, Heck, Stille, Sonogashira, Buchwal-Hartwig reactions, Basic Principals of Medicinal Chemistry, Lipinski rule of five (RO5), Beyond the rule of five (BRO5), Topliss Tree; Overview of drug discovery approach, Structure activity relationship (SAR). Advances in Catalyst and Reagent Chemistry (1C): Advantages, physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles, nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts, applications of nanoparticles in coupling, cross-coupling, oxidation and reduction reactions, coupling and cross-coupling reagents, asymmetric synthesis using chiral environments, modern reagents in oxidation and reduction reactions, homo/ heterogeneous catalysts, phase transfer reagents and role of ligands in organic synthesis, protection and deprotection reagents, recent reports in methodology development, scale up processes and mechanistic studies.2CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-33-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvances in Natural ProductsTraditional methods and Terpenoids (1C): Medicinal and aromatic plants: primary and secondary metabolites; traditional systems of medicine: use of herbal remedies and potential of drug development from natural products and novel drug templates: paclitaxel, podophyllotoxin, artimisinin etc. Definition, nomenclature, classification of terpenoids, monoterpenoids, iridoids, sesquiterpenoids, diterpenes, triterpenoids, steroids. Isoprene rule, biosynthesis of terpenoids and steroids, mevalonate and non-mevalonate pathways. Essential oils their production, uses and characterization, saponins, sapogenins, steroidal, triterpenoids saponins. General methods of purification, detection and characterization of terpenoids and saponins. Case studies of essential oil, diterpenoids and triterpenoids. Alkaloids and Polyphenols(1C): Definition, nomenclature and physiological action, occurrence, isolation, general method of structure elucidation, degradation, classification based on nitrogen heterocyclic ring role of alkaloids in plants. Structure stereochemistry and biosynthesis of the following: Ephedrine, (+)- Conine, Nicotine, Atropine, Quinine and Morphine. Occurrence, nomenclature, classification of polyphenols and general methods of structure determination, isolation and detection. Polyphenols will cover- lignans, coumarins, flavonoids, chalcones, anthocyanin, proanthocyanin and tannins etc. Biosynthetic pathways for the formation of polyphenols. Case studies of lignans, flavonoids, chalcones, anthocyanin etc.2CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource TechnologyCSIR-IHBT
AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseBasic and Applied electrochemistryBasic electrochemistry concepts, Reference electrodes, Electrochemical Thermodynamics, Kinetics of electron transfer, the Taft equation, Diffusion, Double Layers, electrode Kinetics, the Gibbs adsorption isotherm, the Lippmann equation, infinitely dilute solutions and thermal balance, Electro capillary phenomena, Faradaic vs. capacitive currents, transport properties, potential theory.Electrode kinetics and electrochemical techniques: polarizable and non-polarizable interfaces; current potential relationship; methods of measurement of kinetic parameters; over potential; symmetry factor and transfer coefficient; potentiodynamic, mechanistic criteria; diffusion, activation phenomena. Steady state and potential step techniques; polarography; Classifications ofelectrochemical techniques (Cyclic Voltammetry (CV); Square Wave Voltammetry (SWV), Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV), Chrono-techniques; convective diffusion systems: RDE, RRDE, microelectrodes, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) - concepts and applications, Spectro-electrochemistry and its applications.
Applied topics: fundamentals of batteries: primary, secondary, reserve batteries; solid state and molten solvent-batteries; fuel cells. Photo-electrochemical solar cells and conversion of solar energy. Corrosion – fundamentals and applications, Electrolysis methods, Electrochemistry of polymers and inorganic solids, basics of Electro-polymerization, Electrophoretic deposition and Electroplating.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseMaterials for Radiation Shielding ApplicationsBasics of Radiations: Radiations and its interaction with matter, Importance and Harmful effects of radiations, Types and difference between different types of radiations - X-ray, U.V rays, gamma ray, neutron, microwave, radiowave, alpha & beta particles. Principle and mechanis m of radiation shielding, Radiation shielding materials.
Chemistry of radiation shielding materials: Role and importance of chemicals and processes for making advanced radiation shielding materials, Importance of nanomaterials and waste by products in radiation shielding material. Different types of radiation shielding materials, Characterization of radiation shielding materials and their applications spectrum.
Engineering of radiation shielding materials: Scientific basis for the understanding and development of red mud based synthetic heavy density radiation shielding aggregates, Engineering properties test for synthetic heavy density radiation shielding aggregates, binder material and concrete, Development of Mix design for different grads of radiation shielding concrete. Radiation attenuation test for radiation shielding concrete. Salient advanced features of synthetic shielding aggregate based radiation shielding concrete. Durability test for advanced radiation shielding concrete. Application spectrum of radiation shielding concrete.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseNanostructured materials for Biosensor techniquesBasic concept and Definition of Biosensors, Introduction of biosensors, Background and history of biosensor, classification of biosensors, types of biological recognition, types of transducers, Principles and transduction approaches, Immobilizationtechniques, chemistry of immobilization, Enzyme electrode reactions, basic characteristics of biosensor (Linearity, sensitivity, selectivity, response time, Km value, enzyme activity, binding affinity), biomarkers, Implications of aptamers and peptide nucleic acid (PNA) in biosensor development.
Potential materials/ Nanostructured materials for biosensors, carbon & 2D based material for biosensors, nanotechnology application in diagnostics, electrochemical/ fluorescence/ ramantechniques based biosensor, Microfluidic (“Lab-on-Chip”) devices, Micro-fabrication, Microfluidics for miniaturizations, Electro-analytical techniques in clinical chemistry, Multiplex system-based biosensor, Examples and commercial applications of biosensor devices, Commercial lab-on-chip biosensor systems, Future of biosensor devices.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseEnvironmental chemistryEnvironmental analysis & parameters - air, noise, water, and soil pollution. Introduction to industrial wastes, their definition, classification, sources and characteristics. Environmental impact & risk assessment, ambient air quality monitoring & modelling, industrial disaster modelling, its regulations and framework. Air pollutants, their sources and types, air pollution control devices .Global warming, green house gases and their capture.
Water: properties; acid-base reactions, electrochemistry, pH; Eh; Chemical methods in treating water and wastewater; water disinfection.. 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.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseGreen ChemistryGreen chemistry concepts: Basics of inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, Nomenclature (IUPAC), molarity, molality andnormality, 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, scope and interdisciplinary nature of green chemistry; Environmental factors; Industrial applications of green chemistry, Energy efficiency and atom economy, Catalysis and green chemistry, Alternate reaction media and reaction systems, ionic liquids, Waste reduction at source.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGround Water, Geochemical Studies and Water Resources ManagementClassification of rocks with respect to water bearing characteristics, geological structures favouring groundwater occurrence, geomorphic units and their influence on occurrence and movement of water resources, hydrological properties of rocks, aquifer and its classification, surface and subsurface water sources, hydrological cycle, Darcy’s law, groundwater movement, water table, aquifer test, draw down, flow nets, geomorphic processes and land forms, definition and importance of structural geology with re ference to water resources management, groundwater exploration, geochemical studies, chemical parameters of water
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, long term prediction of the effect of future groundwater withdrawals on groundwater levels and contaminants transport movement.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMaterials CharacterisationBasic concept, SI units, design of experiments, error and standard deviation, Introduction to materials properties; physical, mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, tribological, rheological, interfacial, magnetic and electrical properties.
Introduction to different microscopy techniques, Resolution, magnification, depth of field, depth of focus, Imaging - theory and concepts.
X-ray microanalysis: EDS, WDS, EPMA (Surface analysis), XRD, EBSD, TEM (Applications to crystallography), X-ray methods (EDS, WDS, XRF, XANES, XPS, EXAFS),Scanning force microscopy (AFM), Spectroscopy (IR, Raman),Thermal techniques; thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), Differential thermal analysis (DTA), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Differential Mechanical Analysis (DMA).Sample preparation for different characterisations.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseMaterials for Biomedical ApplicationBiomaterials and Biomimetic materials: Concept of biomaterials and biomimetic materials, Types of biomaterials (polymers, ceramics, metals, composites), Interactions between cells and surface of biomaterials, Modification of biomaterials surface, Concept of biocompatibility and biodegradability, 3D printing of biomaterials, Electrospinning technique for nanostructuring of biomaterials, Concept of hydrogels, Biomedical applications of biomaterials including implants, drug delivery, tissue engineering, wound care management etc.
Antimicrobial materials and Coatings: Antimicrobial agents (antibiotics, metal ion/metal nanoparticles, antimicrobial peptides, antimicrobial polymers), Antimicrobial materials, application of antimicrobial materials in food packaging, textiles, paints and varnishes, implantable devices, drug delivery, self-cleaning surfaces, wound dressings. Antimicrobial hydrogels and their applications, Antimicrobial phytochemicals, Antimicrobial Coatings, Methods to develop antimicrobial coatings, Antimicrobial coatings for medical devices, surgical equipment and high touch surface like doors, glass etc.
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AcSIR-35-CS-AD-0093Advanced CourseEnvironmental Sciences and ManagementAir: Air pollutants, their sources and types, global warming, green house gases and their capture, air quality monitoring, air pollution control devices. Environmental analysis & parameters - air, noise, water, and soil pollution. Environmental impact & risk assessment, ambient air quality monitoring & modelling, industrial disaster modelling, its regulations and framework.
Water: properties; acid-base reactions, electrochemistry, pH; Eh; Chemical methods in treating water and wastewater; water disinfection. 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), 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)
Industrial effluents, their types, sources, measurement and characteristics, environmental pollution monitoring and control – DO, BOD, COD
Assesment and monitoring: Concept and significance, environmental impact studies, rules and acts, water and air pollution (effluents, groundwater contamination, air pollutants, global warming, estimation/modeling & prevention), air and water quality monitoring and modeling, scope of error and precautions, air pollution control devices, industrial effluents and treatments, environmental issues.
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AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0013Advanced CoursePowder MetallurgyBasic 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.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Polymeric MaterialsConcept 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 insatellite communication, photovoltaic etc., polymers for insulation and electronics, laminates and sandwich panels, characterizat ion 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 blending2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseComposite Science and EngineeringConcept of Composite materials, Micromechanics of composites, Rule of mixture, Various types of composites, Classification based on Matrix Material, Classification based on reinforcements, Reinforcements/Fibres, Types of fibres, Whiskers and Flakes, Mechanical properties of reinforcements, Synthesising techniques, Processing of Advanced composites, Casting, Liquid Metal Infiltration, Solid State diffusion, Liquid phase sintering, Metal matrix composites, Carbon composites, Polymer matrix composites, Ceramic Matrix Composites, Natural/Bio composites, Functionally graded composites, , Hybrid composites, Processing and characteristics of nanocomposites.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseFunctional and Smart MaterialsBasic 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.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseCellular MaterialsDefinition 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.)2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseAnalysis of Metal Forming ProcessesStress-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.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseFatigue and Fracture Evaluation of MaterialsFatigue, 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.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseFiber Reinforced Polymer CompositesIntroduction 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.
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.
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AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseWaste Utilization and Value AdditionIndustrial 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 haulregions, 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 materials2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseAdvanced Geopolymeric and Radiation Shielding MaterialsAdvanced Geopolymeric Materials :
Introduction to geopolymers, basics of cement, comparison of geopolymers and cement, chemistry of geopolymers, terminology, types of geopolymers, hybrid inorganic organic geopolymers, lingo-silico-aluminous materials, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, difference between geopolymers and organic polymers, conceptual model for geopolymerisation, preparation of geopolymers by conventional and advanced process, comparison of geopolymers prepared by conventional and advanced process, characterization of geopolymers, factors affecting geopolymerisation, application of geopolymers, role of Si-Al ratio in formation of geopolymers and their application, Egypt pyramids. Chemical durability of geopolymers. Engineering of Geopolymers: Scientific basis for the understanding and development of construction materials, Advanced Geopolymeric mortar and Concrete, Engineering properties tests for aggregates, binder material and geopolymer mortar and concrete, Durability test for geopolymer concrete. Modern concrete construction practices. Development of Mix design for different grades of geopolymer concrete. Ligno-Silico-Aluminous based superplastisizer for geopolymer concrete. Salient advanced features of geopolymer concrete. Raw Materials used in formation of geopolymers: Sea water and sea sand, conventional coarse and fine aggregates, fly ash, metakaolin, red mud, blast furnace slag ,copper mine tailings, brine sludge and other industrial wastes. Applications of geopolymeric materials: Construction,coating, prefabricated materials, aviation, radiation shielding, high temperature applications drug delivery waste water
treatment, Advanced Radiation Shielding Materiala.
Basics of Radiations : Radiations and its interaction with matter, Importance and Harmful effects of radiations, Types and difference between different types of radiations- X-ray, U.V rays, gamma ray, neutron, microwave, radio wave, alpha & beta particles. Principle and mechanism of radiation shielding, Engineering of radiation shielding materials: Scientific basis for the understanding and development of red mud based synthetic heavy density radiation shielding aggregates, Engineering properties test for synthetic heavy density radiation shielding aggregates, binder material and concrete, Development of Mix design for different grads of radiation shielding concrete and other building materials. Radiation attenuation test for radiation shielding Materials. Application spectrum of radiation shielding Materials.
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AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0013Advanced CoursePhysics of Thin FilmsThin films-introduction: Thin films and their importance, Physical and chemical vapour deposition, Sputter coating, DC and RF sputtering, Magnetron sputtering, Ion beam sputtering, Pulsed laser ablation, Plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition, Vacuum arc, Chemical vapour deposition (CVD), Relationships between deposition parameters and film properties, Applications of thin films.
Physics of thin films: Steps in thin film growth, Thin film growth models and growth modes, Nucleation and growth, Coalescence processes. Epitaxial growth, Vacuum requirements for film growth, Effect of stress, Applications and emerging technologies.
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AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseCrystallography and DiffractionSymmetry and periodicity of crystals, Bravais lattices, Point groups and space groups, Miller indices, Reciprocal lattice, Scattering factor, Stereographic projection, Basics of X-rays, Production and detection of X-rays, X-ray diffraction, X-ray diffraction methods, Diffractometer measurements, Determination of crystal structure, Precise lattice parameter determination, Qualitative phase analysis, Quantitative phase analysis, Crystallite size and residual strain analysis by X-rays, Texture determination by X-rays.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseMaterials for Radiation Shielding ApplicationsRadiations: Radiations and its interaction with matter, Importance and harmful effects of radiations, Types and difference between different types of adiations: X-ray, U.V rays, Gamma ray, Neutron, Microwave, Radiowave, Alpha & Beta particles. Principle and mechanism of radiation shielding, Radiation shielding materials.
Chemistry of radiation shielding materials: Role and importance of chemicals and processes for making advanced radiation shielding materials, Importance of nanomaterials and waste by products in radiation shielding material. Different types of radiation shielding materials, Characterization of radiation shielding materials and their applications spectrum.
Engineering of radiation shielding materials: Scientific basis for understanding and development of red mud based synthetic heavy density radiation shielding aggregates, Engineering properties test for synthetic heavy density radiation shielding aggregates, binder material and concrete, Development of mix design for different grads of radiation shielding concrete, Radiation attenuation test for radiation shielding concrete.
Salient advanced features of synthetic shielding aggregate based radiation shielding concrete, Durability test for advanced radiation shielding concrete. Application spectrum of radiation shielding concrete.
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AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseOrganic SemiconductorsOrganic semiconductors: General features, Physics of Organic semiconductors, Optical properties, Electrical properties: Injection and transport, Structural properties, Structure property relationship, Basic ideas of doping fabrication processes, Thermal evaporation, Vapor phase deposition, Solution processing: Spincoating, Dipcoating, Doctor blade, Layer by layer, Langmuir -Blodgett technique, Organic single crystals, Device fabrication, Major devices and characterizations,
OLED: External quantum efficiency, Current efficiency, Power efficiency, Chromaticity, lifetime,
OSC: Power conversion efficiency, Fill factor, IPCE,
OTFT: Estimation of mobility, Contact resistance, Subthreshold swing,
Memory Devices: Capacitive, Resistive and FET type memories, Sensors, Optical and electrical improving performance of devices: Guidelines for substrate preparation, Interface modification, Post-fabrication treatment, Purification of materials, Encapsulation, Outcoupling in OLEDs, Light concentrators in solar cells.
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AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseComposite MaterialsConcept of composite materials, Various types of composites, Classification based on matrix material, Classification based on reinforcements: Reinforcements/fibers ,Types of fibres, Whiskers and flakes, Mechanical properties of fibres, Metal matrix composites, Processing of advanced composites, Casting, Solid state diffusion, Liquid metal infiltration, Liquid phase sintering, Carbon composites, Polymer matrix composites, Processing and characteristics of nanocomposites, Hybrid composites, Ceramic matrix composites, Natural/bio composites.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Material Characterisation TechniquesIntroduction to different microscopy techniques, Resolution, magnification, Depth of field, Depth of focus, Imaging: Theory and concepts,
X-ray microanalysis: Surface analysis techniques, Crystallographic techniques, X-ray methods, Scanning probe microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, Thermal analysis, Sample preparation for different characterisations.
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AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0073Advanced CoursePhysics and Engineering of Sensor/EnergyFundamentals of sensors and networked sensor systems with special emphasis on sensor-fabrication. Smart materials and devices, Physics of low dimensions devices, Electrochemical sensors, Optical sensors, Piezoelectric sensors, Humidity sensors, Field effect transistor, Micro and nanofabrication technologies and characterization techniques, Sensors modelling and simulation, Nanophotonics, Science and technologies of semiconductor, Integrated chip to system design, Micro/nanofluidics and sensor, Flexible sensors, Quantum dots based sensors, Micromachining, 3D Printing in sensors, Nanorod-sensor probes, Magnetic particles, Sensor probes, Nanowires-FET sensing system, Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), Nanomachines, Advanced carbon nanotube/graphene structures for sensing applications.2CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research InstituteCSIR-AMPRI
AcSIR-35-PS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePhysics and Engineering of Soft MaterialsIntroduction to soft materials, types, structure and properties of soft materials, Synthesis methods and analysis, Chemical exfoliation of layeredmaterials, Liquid crystals, Graphene oxide liquid crystals structure, Defects and applications, Rheology of soft materials,
Layered material composites: Thin film, Foam and segregated structures, Fabrication and applications.
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AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseBiology & Chemistry of Natural ProductsClassification of metabolites - primary & secondary metabolites, Various classes of secondary metabolites - Alkaloids, Terpenoids, Steroids, Saponins, Flavonoids, Tannins etc., Extraction procedures for natural products, Purification and Isolation of pure compounds by chromatographic techniques, Structural elucidation of known/new compounds/NCEs by spectroscopic techniques, Structural modification of natural products2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBiology of MacromoleculesCell Biology: Basic concept: life forms from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, Structure and function of Cell and Cell organelles, Nucleic acids and proteins; Molecular aspects of cell division and cell cycle, Chromatin structure; Organization of nucleosome and chromosomes, Chloroplast and Mitochondrial Genome Organization. Bacterial and Algal genome organization. Biomolecules and pathways: Basic macromolecular structure: DNA, RNA, protein, lipids and carbohydrates, Synthesis and degradation of macromolecules, Relation between sequence, structure and function, protein folding and flexibility, important metabolic pathways and regulation. Enzymology: Enzyme activity, kinetics, Single substrate, bisubstrate reactions, Determination of Km. Enzyme inhibition: Reversible and irreversible inhibition, Competitive, Non-competitive and uncompetitive inhibition, receptor binding and regulation, allosteric regulation. Genomics and proteomics: DNA replication in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, Genetic code: RNA transcription and processing, Transcriptional regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, Protein synthesis, protein modifications and secretion, Regulation of protein synthesis, Biological structure databases, Computer modelling of proteins and nucleic acid based on sequence data.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseDNA-NanoscienceNucleic acid structure: Organization of the genome, the structure of DNA, key features of the double helix, structural flexibility, Geometry of DNA, forces stabilizing the nucleic acid structure, (denaturation, renaturation, base paring, base stacking, hydrophobic interaction, ionic interactions), Fractionation of nucleic acids, modified oligonucleotides, overview of nucleic acid function, polymerase chain reaction, nucleic acid sequencing. Self-assembled DNA nanostructure: Self-assembly of DNA, DNA origami, DNA-templated nanomaterials and nanowires, G-quartet, G-quadruplex, G-wire, DNA aptamers, Nanofabrication and surface biofunctionalization, Characterization of self-assembled DNA nanostructures (UV-Vis spectroscopy, AGE, PAGE, polymerase chain reaction, circular dichroism spectoscopy) Imaging of DNA nanostructure, (Atomic force microscope, fluorescence microscopy), Metal-DNA interaction, DNA nanotubes. Application of DNA nanomaterials: DNA nanostructure for biosensing applications, DNA-based lithographic patterned surface, measuring pH changes using DNA nanoswitch, specific targeting and delivery of DNA nanoparticles, DNA-based diagnostics and therapeutics, DNA nanostructure-based gene regulation and gene silencing, Delivery of miRNAs, siRNAs, antisense oligonucleotides, DNA nanomaterials as carrier molecule, mapping DNA-protein interaction.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseGenome and Gene RegulationGenome anatomy: Genomes of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, genetic organization of the prokaryotic genome, operons (lac, mal, ara, trp). genetic and physical maps: RFLP, SSLP, SNPs, restriction mapping, FISH, STS. Chromatin modifications and genome expression, genome replication, Molecular phylogenetics, Gene location, experimental techniques for gene isolation. Studying DNA: DNA structure, Enzymes for DNA manipulation: DNA polymerase, nucleases, Restriction endonucleases, ligases, End-modification enzymes. DNA cloning, cloning vectors, Mutation, repair and recombination, Polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing. Transcriptomes: Transcription complex, Bacterial RNA polymerase, promoter sequences, Coding and non-coding RNA, synthesis of bacterial and eukaryotic RNA, mapping of end of transcripts, transcriptional regulation, termination of transcription, sythesis and processing of non-coding RNAs, degradation of mRNAs, S1 mapping, primer extension, Run-on and run-off transcription. Proteomes: Ribosome structure, initiation, elongation and elongation of translation, protein folding, proteolytic cleavage, chemical modification, protein degradation, purifying and studying proteins, DNA-protein interactions, Gel mobility shift, DNase footprinting, Flowcytometry MALDI-MS/MS/TOF, LC-ESI-MS/MS.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseMicrobes and EnvironmentEnvironmental (soil, water and air) pollution – source, effect and fate, Management of pollutants, Environment monitoring methodologies , Control of pollutants, Microbes and polluted environment, Biogeochemical cycling, Microorganisms in biodeterioration, Microbial bioremediation, Metabolic networks of microbial systems, Biosensors – reporter and marker genes, Geomicrobiology, Microbial cell as a factory, Synthetic biology, Systems biology.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseMicrobial Diversity and Habitat EcologyIntroduction to microbial lineages, Techniques of studying culturable and unculturable microbes, Methods in microbial taxonomy, Microbial phylogeny, Structure and function of microbial communities, Genomic methods to identify microbial structure-function relationship, Methods of studying uncultured microbes, Plant-microbe interactions, Mineral-microbe interaction, Microbial metagenomics, Environmental sampling and statistical analysis, Instrumentation in microbial diversity study, Latest sequencing technologies, Assignments and discussions.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMineral BioprocessingIntroduction to chemolithotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition of microbes. Chemical and electrochemical aspects of bioleaching. Understanding of role of microbes in biogeochemical cycles of Fe, Mn, Si, P etc. Bioleaching of valuable metals from ores/minerals. Role of microorganisms and their attachment to ore in bio-flotation and bio-beneficiation.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePlant Environment InteractionsIntroduction to environment: classification, components of environment; Ecology and ecosystems; Symbiotic relationships; Plant responses to abiotic & biotic stresses; Plant - soil interactions. Environment and Sustainable Development. Environment Pollution in National and Global Perspectives, Environmental pollution and its effect on plants, Sources and Fate of Pollutants in the Aquatic Ecosystems, Energy Resources and Conservation, Plant adaptation to Environmental stress, Environmental Degradation and Restoration, Biomonitoring of Environmental contaminants, Environmental Impact Assessment & Auditing2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0093Advanced CourseTaxonomy and SpeciationUnit-I: Taxonomy of plants: History of plant taxonomy and classification of angiosperms, International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, Modern trends in Taxonomy: (a) Numerical taxonomy, chemo-taxonomy, cyto-taxonomy, and (b) Palynology, embryology, anatomy and palaeo-botany, Relevance of Herbaria & Botanical Gardens, Systematics of Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms (General characters, classification, important families), Systematics of non-vascular plants, Plant descriptors, systematic of some selected families in Dicots & Monocots, Methods and techniques in plant taxonomy and herbarium. Unit –II: Molecular Systematics and speciation: Species concept , Speciation in plants, Molecular Systematics: Concepts and applications , Molecular markers in plant systematics, Procedures for collecting and sampling of plant materials , Molecular Phylogenetics , Phylogenetic Inferences, Phylogeography: concepts and case studies in plants2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-BS-AD-0103Advanced CourseWaste ManagementDefinition and classification of waste; Problems related to wastes, Challenges and needs of waste management; 4R principals of waste management; Characterisation of waste for better waste management; Emerging dimensions of waste management, Disposal Methods of different types wastes; Integrated Waste Management; Technologies for waste management; Resource recovery from wastes, Biological methods of waste management, Chemical & Thermal treatments of wastes, Hazardous waste and their management, Concept of zero waste, Sustainable waste management, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of waste management, Waste management in mining and industries, Case studies related to waste and their management plan, Waste audits, Waste management laws, rules and regulations, Basel Convention.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials ChemistrySynthesis and methodology:
Synthesis of various types of materials such as nanomaterials and nanocomposites, functional and layered materials, hybrid materials mesoporous organosilica (PMS), functionalization of mesoporous silica, titania, zirconia, ceria, iron oxide, metal-organic frame work and other oxide, sulphide and phosphate based materials by wet chemical, sol-gel, radiolysis, microwave, combustion, sonochemical, Hydrothermal and solvothermal, template assisted. Nanoparticle fabrications through different phases i.e., nucleation, aggregation, agglomeration, Ostword ripening.
Chemical, Structure and texture, optical, magnetic and electronic properties.
Catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, fuel cells, energy generation and storage, sensors and biosensors, pollution control and abatement.
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AcSIR-36-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Chemistry for Hydro & ElectrometallurgyLeaching: Atmospheric leaching, Pressure leaching, Bio leaching, Optimisation of process parameters,
Solid liquid separation: Concepts of solid liquid separation, Thickening and thickener design, Counter-current decantation, Flocculation, Filtration and centrifugation,
Solvent Extraction: Basic principle of solvent extraction, Partion coefficient and distribution ratio, Separation coefficient, Types of extractants and extraction mechanism of metals,
Membrane Separation Technique: Salient features of membrane separation, Different types of membrane separation, Supported liquid membrane, Extraction mechanism of liquid membrane, hollow fiber membrane, Reverse osmosis, Nano-filtration, Ultra-filtration,
Transport equations.
Electro Chemistry: Principles of Electrowinning, Effect of impurities on electrowinning, electrorefing, Preparation of energy materials, electro organic Chemicals, Electro-inorganic Chemicals, Fused salt electrolysis.
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AcSIR-36-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseLuminescent Organic CompoundsConcepts and principles, classical definitions to modern views, nature’s adaptations to synthetic aspects:-phosphors and organics.
Electronic excitation and molecular excited States, Solvent Effects, Deactivation of excited States:- Sensitization and Inhibition, Emission patterns:- Fluorescence, phosphorescence and delayed luminescence, quenching phenomena:- static and dynamic, Photophysical processes and their perturbation:- electron transfer, charge transfer, energy transfer, quantum yield, structural features of luminophors, classification of organic luminophors.
Design principles and synthesis:-a supramolecular approach, computational approaches of structure-function correlation, band gap modulation. Organic luminescent compounds in Chemiluminescent and electrochemiluminescent compositions, Chemical sensors:- chromogenic, fluorogenic, electroluminescent, charge and energy storage devices, energetic materials, molecular electronics, optoelectronic devices, organic light emitting diodes, dye sensitization in solar cells, functionalisation and luminescent hybrid materials.
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AcSIR-36-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseChemistry at Surfaces & InterfacesSurface phases: Surface energy, surface tension, surface excess. Free liquid surfaces,Surface Wetting: contact angles, Young's equation.
Surface charge: electrical double layer, Zeta potential Amphiphilic aggregation and phase behaviour, Colloids and colloidal stability.
Hard materials and surfaces: Structure of surfaces, the surface chemical bond, physisorption, chemisorption.
Adsorption: adsorption kinetics and isotherms, adsorption to liquid interfaces, Gibb's isotherm surface reactions, Analytical methods for analysis of surfaces interfaces and colloids, The surface chemical bond: physisorption, chemisorption, interfacial solvation
Surface chemical reactions: the structure and properties of molecular films; preparation strategies, surface modification, self-assembled monolayers. examples from catalysis.
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AcSIR-36-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAdvanced Coating Techniques+E191Vacuum Technology and Process Applications
Application of Vacuum, Introduction on molecular-kinetic theory of gases, Sorption phenomena in vacuum, Condensation and evaporation, Physical processes in vacuum, Production of Low, medium and high vacuum by using different pumps. (From Atm to 10-8 mbar), Introduction to Rotary, Diaphragm, Diffusion, Adsorption, Turbo-molecular, Cryo, Ion pumps.
Thin and Thick Film deposition techniques: Physical methods: Thermal and electron beam evaporation, sputtering (RF/DC), Pulsed laser deposition, etc.
Chemical methods: Chemical and electrochemical methods, Electroplating, Electrophoretic deposition, Electrodeposition, spin coating, Dip coating etc.
Categorization of coatings:
Classifications of coating, Role of interfaces (single layer/multilayer), types of reinforcements in coatings: metal matrix composite (MMC), polymer matrix composite (PMC) and ceramic matrix composite (CMC), their properties and applications.
Coating characterization:
Grazing Incidence-X-ray Diffraction, X-ray reflectivity, Thickness profiling (optical/Stylus), sheet resistance, Adhesion-scratch (pencil Hardness) test, etc.
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AcSIR-36-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseFunctional Supramolecular ChemistryIntroduction to supramolecular chemistry and functional nanomaterials. Definition and examples of the main intermolecular forces used in supramolecular chemistry. Scope of the course and the topic.
Self-assembly processes in organic systems. Crown-ethers, Catenanes, rotaxanes, pseudorotaxanes. Synthetic strategies for their preparation. Main supramolecular forces involved in such assemblies. Examples of each type.
Self-assembly processes in metal-containing compounds. Self-assembly of metal nanoparticles (via H-bonding and electrostatic forces). Using the co-ordination bond to prepare large supramolecular assemblies. Cages, macrocycles, catenanes including porous polymeric materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent-organic frameworks (COFs).
Porous Nano-capsules, containers and frameworks. Discussion of main synthetic strategies for their preparation. Examples of each type. Potential uses of such assemblies.
Molecular switches and machines. Use of supramolecular forces to assemble components that respond (on-off) to external stimuli. Supramolecular chemistry of polymeric materials and in the solid state. Self-assembled monolayers. Molecularly imprinted polymers
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Topics in Materials EngineeringSputtering; etching; DBD; plasma spraying; thermal plasma dissociation; power characterization; ball milling; compaction and sintering; density and porosity measurement; microstructural characterization.
Plasma processing:Introduction to plasma; Thermal and non-thermal plasma; Breakdown voltage and Paschen’s law; Kinetic theory of gas; Vacuum techniques and pressure measurement; Glow discharge plasma; DC, RF and MW plasmas; Plasma etching and deposition of thin films; Sputtering and other physical vapor deposition (PVD) methods; Plasma chemistry. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and plasma activated CVD; Plasma melting, smelting and synthesis; Thermal plasma spraying; Dielectric barrier discharge plasma; Plasma applications in industry and medicine.
Powder Metallurgy:Introduction to powder metallurgy; Methods of fabrication of metal powders & their characterization; Powder compaction (single action, double action, CIP); Powder injection moulding; Sintering (Solid state sintering, liquid phase sintering, activated SSS & LPS); Applications & Some case studies.
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAgglomeration and Direct Reduction of Iron OreBrief introduction on characterisation, beneficiation of Indian iron ores, basic conceptual commercial process flowsheet development, Agglomeration process like briquetting, sintering and pelletisation, brief description on briquetting and sintering, Introduction to pelletization: world scenario, resources and production, deposits, production and demand for iron and steel, Concept of pelletization process: raw materials and their preparation (iron ore, binder, additives, preparation), formation of green pellets, mechanisms.
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseBiological Wastewater TreatmentIntroduction to Wastewater: Sources, types and characteristics, introduction of some important wastewater parameters - Biological Oxygen Demand, Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total Organic Carbon, Total nitrogen – Total organic nitrogen, Total Kjeldal nitrogen, ammonium, nitrate, nitrite, Total phosphorous – Organic, inorganic and dissolved.
Preliminary and Primary Treatment Operations: Screens, Grit Chambers, Skimming Tank, Primary and Secondary Sedimentation Tanks.
Secondary treatment: Physical, Chemical & Biological treatment of primary effluent.
Introduction to Biological Wastewater Treatment: Overview of biological wastewater treatment, objectives of the treatment, role of micro-organisms, types of biological processes for wastewater treatment, suspended and attached growth systems.
Aerobic Suspended and attached Growth Biological Treatment Systems: Aerobic biological oxidation, Complete Mix activated sludge, Extended Aeration system, Oxidation Ditch systems, intermittently aerated and decanted systems, Oxygen activated sludge, Oxidation ponds, stabilization ponds, Introduction to attached growth systems, Trickling Filter, Oxygen transfer and utilization, rotating biological contactors, Bio-Towers.
Anaerobic Decomposition: Mechanism of anaerobic fermentation – a multistep process, Microbiology and biochemistry of anaerobic processes, substrate inhibition, optimal anoxic environment, kinetic constants, , standard rate, high rate and multistage anoxic digesters.
Natural Treatment Systems with focus on Constructed Wetlands: Development of natural treatment systems, fundamental consideration in the application of NTS, Slow Rate systems, rapid infiltration systems, Overland flow systems, constructed wetlands, Floating aquatic plant treatment systems.
Emerging Advanced Treatment Systems: Introduction to Bio electrochemical systems- Focusing Microbial fuel cell, hybrid Constructed Wetlands-Microbial Fuel cell. Onsite Sanitation: Slow sand filters, Electrochemical treatment processes, Ozonation, Advanced oxidation processes- various types of oxidizing agents.
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseComminution and ClassificationCrushing; Fundamentals of size reduction, comminution laws, drop shatter tests and shatter index, single particle breakage and packed bed breakage. Primary and secondary crushing - Jaw, Gyratory, Cone, Roll crushers, Hammer mills and Rotary breakers, High compression rolls; their design construction operation maintenance and performance aspects.
Grinding; Grinding mill principles, design constructions and their operations, Mill liners. Open and closed circuit grinding, Ball mill, Rod mill, Pebble mill and Autogenous mills. Application of these mills for specific processing requirements, Effect of these process parameters on mill performance. Fluid energy mills, Effect of size on liberation, Different methods of particle size analysis and graphical representation. Modelling of communication process. Recent developments in comminution energy reduction.
Classification; Industrial screening; design, selection, operation and maintenance of different types of industrial screens. Dry and wet screening, Pre-scrubbing and other processes to improve screening efficiency.
Hydrocyclone Classification; construction, operation and maintenance application of different types of classifiers, efficiency, solid and water balance calculations
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseComputation & ProgrammingNotions of syntax and semantics of programming languages, Program design practices, Problem Solving Expression, Use case diagram, Data types, Control functionality including: branching & iteration, Order of execution, RDBMS, Evolution of Data, Structure Query Language: Querying and managing data. 2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseData Science & Data AnalyticsIntroduction to Data Science, Methods of Data Collection and Cleaning, Python Fundamentals, Programming with Python, Python for Data Science, Visualization in Python, Control Flow & Functions, Array Computations, Data Manipulation & Visualisation, Web Scraping, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Introduction to Machine Learning, Linear models for Regression & Classification, Non-linear Models, Learning types, Support Vector Machine, Deep Learning.2CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseDesign, Simulation and Optimisation of Mineral Processing PlantsDescription of beneficiation processes of different types of ores like iron ore, coal, sulphide ores etc.; development of conceptual process flowsheet; material and energy balance. Design of mineral processing equipment: tumbling mill, hydrocyclone, vibrating screen, pump box, flotation cell, flotation column, thickener and filtration unit.
Elementary discussion on simulation and modeling of processes; simulation of the processes using MODSIM, UCMAC simulators, numerical analysis of simulation, sequential method of simulation, practical application of plant optimization.
Electrostatic Separators; Principle of electrostatic separation, types of separators and their application
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseSignal Processing for Intelligent SensorPart-I Fundamentals of Digital signal processing Sampled data systems; Z-Transform; Digital Filtering; Digital Audio Processing Linear Filter Applications; Part-II Frequency Domain Processing Fourier Transform Spectral Density; Wave Number Transforms; Transforms; time-frequency analysis; Part-III: Adaptive system Identification and Filtering Linear Least Squared Error Modelling; LMS; RLS and its variants; Block adaptive filters Part-IV: Soft computing based intelligent sensor Part-V: Signal Processing Applications Noise Reduction Techniques: Sensors and Transducers; Intelligent Sensor Systems; Sensor nonlinearity compensation; Making sensing independent of environment change; Soft sensor1CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseSurface Phenomena and Its ApplicationFlotation: Introduction, principle of flotation, history, flotation science and engineering. Surface chemistry, particle surface and its modification, surface energy of mineral and coal particles, surface activation, solubility of minerals in water, reaction between mineral surface and dissolved components, molecular adsorption, ionic adsorption, specific adsorption, surface wettability and contact angle, zeta potential, adsorption of reagents, floatability test of minerals, mineralization of air bubbles in flotation, formation of gas bubbles on a mineral particles, combined bubble attachment to a mineral surface, bubble-particle interaction, aeration and froth formation, types of froth and stability of froth.
Flotation reagents for minerals and coal: Collector, frother, activator, depressant, dispersant, wetting reagents and pH regulator.
Factors affecting flotation: Effect of mineralogical characteristics, effect of petrography constituents of coal, effect of particle size and shape, effect of pulp density, effect of pulp temperature, effect of composition of process water, effect of reagent dosage, effect of feed rate and effect of slimes.
Flotation kinetics and release analysis.
Flotation practice and machines: Flotation process, pulp preparation, conditioning, aeration, different types of flotation cells, factors affecting the size of the flotation cell, determination of number of cells and size, auxiliary flotation equipment and design of flotation circuit.
Column flotation: Introduction, basic design and operation, effect of design and process variables, advantages over the flotation cell and hydrodynamics study by axial dispersion model.
Rheology: Fundamentals, effect of surface properties, effect of particle and fluid properties, effect of chemical additives and its application.
Flocculation: Mass flocculation, selective flocculation, sedimentation and design of thickener.
Filtration: Principle of filtration, effect of surfactants in filtration process, types of filtration equipment.
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AcSIR-36-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseSystem Design for Process ControlMeasurement techniques and instruments for various processes; Functional elements of control system; Design and analysis of SISO/MIMO feedback control system; Feed forward and adaptive control strategies; Functional Analysis: fundamental and common non-linearities; Phase plane analysis, limit cycles and linearization; Stability concept methods, disturbances and analysis; P, PI, PID control analysis, design implementation, comparison and applications; Virtual instrument design approach for industrial control; Introduction to microcontrollers family architecture, programming; Interfacing techniques for memory, I/O devices, peripherals; Modern control concepts: static and dynamic optimization, self-tuning control, sliding mode control; Typical applications and project case studies3CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseQuantum Materials and TechnologiesCondensed matter physics: Crystal structure, Reciprocal lattice, X-Ray diffraction, Crystal binding, Lattice vibrations and phonons, Free electron theory of metals, Band theory of solids, Magnetism and superconductivity.
Basics of quantum mechanics: De Broglie waves and the wave-particle duality, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation, Particle in one dimensional potential well, Simple harmonic oscillator, Hydrogen atom. Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi?Dirac and Bose?Einstein statistics.
Advanced quantum materials, Associated properties and applications:
Phase transitions, Metal-insulator transition, Mott insulators, Charge density wave compounds, Strongly correlated electron systems, Structurally driven metal-insulator transition, Electric/pressure/magnetic field induced metal-insulator transition. Semiconducting materials (solar cell, thermoelectrics, LED etc.), 2D Materials, Heterostructure materials (Oxides, Non-oxides etc.), Superconductors, Spintronics: Magneto resistance materials (GMR, CMR, TMR etc.), Multiferroics, Topological insulators, Ultra cold atoms.
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AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Material ChemistrySynthesis and methodology: Synthesis of various types of materials such as nanomaterials and nanocomposites, Functional and layered materials, Hybrid materials mesoporous organosilica (PMS), Functionalization of mesoporous silica, titania, zirconia, ceria, iron oxide, metal-organic frame work and other oxide, sulphide and phosphate based materials by wet chemical, Sol-gel, radiolysis, Microwave, Combustion, Sonochemical, Hydrothermal and Solvothermal, Template assisted. Nanoparticle fabrications through different phases i.e., nucleation, aggregation, agglomeration, Ostword ripening. Properties: Chemical structuree and texture, Optical, magnetic and electronic properties. Applications:Catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, fuel cells, energy generation and storage, Sensors and biosensors, Pollution control and abatement. 3CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseAdvanced Coating TechniquesVacuum technology and process applications
Application of Vacuum, Introducing on molecular-kinetic theory of gases, Sorption phenomena in vacuum, Condensation and evaporation, Physical processes in vacuum, Production of Low, medium and high vacuum by using different pumps. (from Atm to 10-8 mbar), Introduction to rotary, Diaphragm, diffusion, Adsorption, Turbo-molecular, Cryo, Ion pumps.
Thin and Thick Film deposition techniques:
Physical methods: Thermal and electron beam evaporation, sputtering (RF/DC), Pulsed laser deposition, etc.Chemical methods: Chemical and electrochemical methods, Electroplating, Electrophoretic deposition, Electrodeposition, spin coating, Dip coating etc.
Categorization of coatings: Classifications of coating, Role of interfaces (single layer/multilayer),
Types of reinforcements in coatings: Metal matrix composite (MMC), Polymer matrix composite (PMC), Ceramic matrix composite (CMC), their properties and applications.
Coating characterization: Grazing incidence-X-ray diffraction, X-ray reflectivity, Thickness profiling (optical/Stylus), Sheet resistance, Adhesion-scratch (pencil Hardness) test, etc.
3CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials TechnologyCSIR-IMMT
AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseSmart Materials for Energy Harvesting/ ApplicationsSmart materials, Magnetic materials, Central concepts of magnetism, Classification-ferromagnetic, Antiferromagnetic and paramagnetic materials, Theory and properties, Magnetization processes, Temperature dependence of saturation magnetization, Coercivity and Hysteresis, Magneto-caloric effects, Energy related applications of magnetism, Magnetic Refrigeration, Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics: Fundamentals, Dielectric dispersion and loss, Dielectric constant and Polarizability, Relaxation phenomena, Classifications: Ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric crystals, Properties, Structural phase transitions, Critical phenomena, Lattice dynamics, Energy harvesting properties, Thermoelectric Materials, Seebeck effect, Peltier effect, Thomson effect, Transport properties, Electron and phonon transport, Scattering mechanisms, Thermal conductivity, Thermoelecric transport
parameters and energy conversion efficiency, Enhancing the Figure of merit, Overview of thermoelectric devices and applications, Waste heat recovery properties and applications, Experimental techniques, Structural properties, Electrical, magnetic and thermal transport properties, Spectroscopy.
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AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseMolecular Semiconductors and DevicesIntroduction to new semiconducting materials: Length and energy scales, overview of fabrication techniques and possibilities, applications of low-dimensional physics.
Electronic properties in low-dimensional systems, Band engineering, Heterostructures, 2D electron gas, Band theory at the interfaces.
Molecular systems: Self-assembly, Conjugated polymers, electronic structure and devices. Transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene, Single-molecule transport. Nanocrystals, Nanorods, 2D semiconductors, Chalcogenides.
Transport, Variable range hoping, Quantum transport in 1D wires, Eigenstates, Conductance, Field effect transistor, Ways to estimate mobilities, Electrons in magnetic fields, Hall effects, Dynamic transport theory.
Devices: Logic devices, Field effect transistor, Electrochemical transistor, Light emitting field effect transistors, High frequency devices.
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AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseSignal Processing for Intelligent SensorsFundamentals of digital signal processing, Sampled data systems, Z-transform, Digital filtering, digital audio processing linear filter applications, Frequency domain processing fourier transform spectral density, Wave number transforms, Transforms, Time-frequency analysis.
Adaptive system identification and filtering linear least squared error modelling, LMS, RLS and its variants, Block adaptive filters
Soft computing based intelligent sensor, Signal processing applications & noise reduction techniques, Sensors and transducers, Intelligent sensor systems, Sensor non-linearity compensation, Making sensing independent of environment change, Soft sensor.
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AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMineralogy & Mineral ChemistryProcess mineralogy, Liberation Studies using QEMSCAN, Mineral chemistry using EPMA, Identification of mineral phases through XRD.
Geochemistry: Chemical composition of the Earth, elementary statistics for geochemistry; major, minor and trace elements including rare earth elements, element partitioning between minerals and melts; petrogenesis, Geochemical Classification of elements, Geochemical differentiation, Isomorphism, Polymorphism, Atomic substitution and Geochemical cycle.
Analytical Geochemistry: Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals, Digestion techniques, Preparation of standards, Estimation of major oxide percentages using spectrophotometric/ flame photometric and titrimetric methods, Preparation of calibration curves, Gravimetric estimation of silica and R203, Determination of noble metals, Introduction to neutron activation analysis, Principles of ICP, XRF & AAS analysis.
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AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0083Advanced CourseSurface & Interface ChemistrySurface phases: Surface energy, Surface tension, Surface excess, Free liquid surfaces
Surface Wetting: Contact angles, Young's equation.
Surface charge: Electrical double layer, Zeta potential
Amphiphilic aggregation and phase behaviour, Colloids and colloidal stability.
Hard materials and surfaces: Structure of surfaces, Surface chemical bond, Physisorption, Chemisorption.
Adsorption: Adsorption kinetics and isotherms, Adsorption to liquid interfaces, Gibb's isotherm surface reactions.
Analytical methods for analysis of surfaces, interfaces and colloids.
Surface chemical bond: Physisorption, Chemisorption, Interfacial solvation.
Surface chemical reactions: Structure and properties of molecular films, Preparation strategies, Surface modification, Self-assembled monolayers. Examples from catalysis.
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AcSIR-36-PS-AD-0093Advanced CourseAdvanced Topics in Material EngineeringSputtering, Etching, DBD, Plasma spraying, Thermal plasma dissociation, Power characterization, Ball milling, Compaction and sintering, Density and porosity measurement, Microstructural characterization.
Plasma processing: Introduction to plasma, Thermal and non-thermal plasma, Breakdown voltage and Paschen’s law, Kinetic theory of gas, Vacuum techniques and pressure measurement, Glow discharge plasma, DC, RF and MW plasmas, Plasma etching and deposition of thin films, Sputtering and other physical vapor deposition (PVD) methods, Plasma chemistry, Chemical vapor deposition (CVD), plasma activated CVD, Plasma melting, smelting and synthesis, Thermal plasma spraying, Dielectric barrier discharge plasma, Plasma applications in industry and medicine.
Powder Metallurgy: Introduction to powder metallurgy, Methods of fabrication of metal powders & their characterization, Powder compaction (single action, double action, CIP), Powder injection moulding, Sintering (solid state sintering, liquid phase sintering, activated SSS & LPS), Applications & some case studies.
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AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseFormulation, Drug Delivery & PharmacokineticsPre-formulation considerations in pharmaceutical product development, Introduction
and classification of dosage forms, Basic considerations in sterile product development
and their quality control, Basic concepts in oral drug delivery, Novel formulation
approaches for therapeutic agent, Solubility enhancement strategies, Targeted drug
delivery systems, Bioavailability and bioequivalence, Factors affecting bioavailability.
Introduction to pharmacokinetics, Bioavailability and bioenhancement considerations,
Drug metabolism and the role of Cytochrome P450 enzymes, Drug disposition,
Therapeutic drug monitoring
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AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBiodiversity & Climate changeAims, objectives and dynamics of Plant biodiversity , Bio-geographic regions of plant
biodiversity in India and world, Diversity within different plant groups, bioprospection,
Biodiversity and traditional knowledge, assessment of biodiversity , Role of Biosphere
Reserve, National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuaries, Species distribution and endemism,
Sustainable uses of Biodiversity, Ecosystem function and ecosystem processes,
Ecological niche, Consequence for biodiversity loss, protecting and restoring healthy
forest ecosystems and IUCN categorization of national and regional flora, Chemical
ecology, Aquatic Ecology and Biodiversity, Climate change, Understanding the
physiological response of plants under a climate change scenario
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseDisease BiologyCancer Biology: Introduction to Cancer, Hallmarks of cancer, Anti-cancer agents, Drug
resistance in cancer, Cancer Stem cells, Autophagy and Apoptosis, Cell signalling
pathways in Cancer development and progression, Cancer Therapeutics.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Depression: Introduction to nervous system, Energy
metabolism of the brain, Neurotransmission, Introduction to Neurodegenerative
Diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Molecular mechanism of AD, Role of Inflammation in
neurodegenerative diseases, Blood brain barrier. Introduction to depression,
Depression as a neurological disorder, Current treatment options and associated
challenges, Latest treatment options
Skin Diseases: Skin structure and function, chronic skin disorders, UV induced skin
Liver Diseases: Liver structure and function, acute and chronic liver disorders, NAFLD,
Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.
Inflammation: Inflammation and the immune system, acute and chronic inflammation,
molecular players of inflammation, role of inflammation in various diseases
Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes, Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes, Various cell types in
pancreas and their role in diabetes, Treatment strategies for Diabetes
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAntimicrobials and drug discoveryIntroduction: A brief history and overview to the antimicrobials, development and Impact
of antimicrobial agents. Overview of different types of antimicrobials agents (anti-
bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal etc.). Anti-microbial targets in bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Discovery, sources, classification of antibiotics and mechanism, generation of
antibiotics. Discovery, sources, classification of antiviral and antifungal drugs and their
mechanism. Introduction and Evolution of Anti-Microbial Resistance. Reason behind the
development of AMR (Global and social impact). Molecular biochemistry and
mechanism of AMR, Development of MDR superbugs. Antimicrobial susceptibility
testing (AST) - types and limitations. New methods for antimicrobials: Antimicrobial
Discovery and Developments: Antimicrobials and their usage in human medicine,
veterinary, and plant/animal agriculture. Requirements to novel antimicrobial or
alternatives, antibiotic resistance breakers or antibiotic adjuvants, antimicrobial
peptides, drug-repurposing. Natural products as a source for novel antimicrobials.
Screening and development approaches for new microbial natural product, High-content

screening methods, antimicrobial in-vitro screening Assays. Antimicrobial in-vivo
screening assays.
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseInfectious DiseasesGeneral Principles of Infectious Diseases: Nature and pathogenesis of Microbes. The
mechanisms of microbial escape. Host defense and anti?microbial immune responses
(including vaccines and vaccination). Infections of Global Impact: Bacterial, fungal,
protozoal and viral infections overview. Diagnosis and therapeutics, Mechanism of
antimicrobial drug resistance. Tuberculosis: Overview, Diagnosis and Therapeutics.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis adaptation to survive in a human host, Emerging
antimicrobial drug/therapeutic targets. Emerging and Resurgent Infections: Viral
hemorrhagic fevers; Japanese encephalitis; Chikungunya; Dengue SARS-CoV-2 &
SARS; Other neglected infectious diseases.
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseMicrobial Diversity and ApplicationsMicrobial Diversity and Applications: Microbial nutrition and growth. Microbial ecology
and diversity. Extremophiles: Introduction, Diversity, Habitat, Physiology and
applications of Acidophilic, Alkaliphilic.Thermophilic, Psychrophilic, Barophilic, Halophilic
microorganism and Microorganism resistant to radiations. Endophytes and marine
microbes and their prospects in natural product drug discovery. Isolation,
characterization and identification of microbes. Long and short term preservation of
microbes. Introduction to fermentation technology. Types of bioreactors, Up?stream /
down?stream processing. Fermentation Types and their applications with special
emphasis on theproducts of healthcare industry. Introduction, sources and classification
of enzymes; enzyme activity and specific activity; Monomeric and oligomeric enzymes;
Specificity of enzymes; effect of pH & temperature; characterization ans Enzyme
kinetics, Enzyme Inhibition; Investigation of active site structure and allosteric enzymes;
Application of enzymes; enzyme immobilization; case studies on enzyme based
processes. Development of recombinant clones for overproduction of enzymes and
metabolites, development of expression systems in bacteria and yeasts. Fungal
secondary metabolism; Induced production of secondary metabolites in fungi; Microbial
Volatile Organic products (VOCs); Activation of cryptic biosynthetic pathways.
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseMolecular model and simulationsChem-informatics and its application; General features of molecular mechanics force fields, Energy minimization: derivative & non-derivative methods, Protein flexibility and molecular dynamics, Protein folds and fold based classification of proteins, Strategies for ligand based drug design, Strategies for structure based drug design, Lead optimization strategies, Fragment based drug design.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePrinciples of PharmacologyIntroduction to General Pharmacology, Principles of Pharmacology,
Pharmacodynamics, Defined Animal models, Principles, methods and applications of In
vivo Imaging, Animal experimentation, Biology of laboratory Animals, Advancements in
animal model systems, Laws, Regulations and Policies affecting the use of Laboratory
animals. Laboratory Animal Biosecurity (Prevention, control and eradication).
Importance of health and genetic monitoring of experimental animal models. Route of
administration of drugs, Dose response relationship, Analgesic activity. Estimation of
hematological, Liver Function, Kidney Function, Lipid Profile parameters. Experiment
protocol, quarantine procedures; Animal health checkups, acclimatization, grouping,
animal marking; Cage cards, dose calculation for mice and rats; dosing procedures
(oral, intraperitoneal); feed intake measurements, water intake measurements, urine
output, anesthesia and gross necropsy; Blood removal from mice and rats and
anticoagulants. Separation and isolation of plasma, hemolysis of samples. Body weight,
organ weight, body to organ ratio calculation, different target organs isolation, fixative,
preservations, autolysis, raw data collection, computation, statistics and report
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0093Advanced CoursePlant germplasm: maintenance, improvement and AgrotechnologyPlant germplasm, Medicinal and aromatic plants, Crop diversification using medicinal
and aromatic plants and their agronomic implications, Agro-technology of high value
medicinal and aromatic plants, Plant tissue culture practices for the maintenance,
conservation, multiplication and improvement of medicinal and aromatic plants, Types
of plant tissue culture media, Synthetic seeds, Genetic transformation of plants, Plastid
transformation, transgenic plants, Cryopreservation, Soil fertility and productivity in
terms of plant growth, Soil and its classification, conventional breeding practices for
improvement of plants,
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseNatural & synthetic product chemistryNatural products chemistry: Traditional system of Indian medicine, Isolation of bioactive metabolite from natural resources, Advanced separation techniques and their applications, Dereplication of natural product using hyphenated techniques, Advanced spectroscopy techniques for identification of complex natural product, Peptides,Carbohydrates and Polysaccharides, Biosynthesis of natural products (terpenes, steroids, flavonoids), Chemical ecology. Advanced organic chemistry: Methods of asymmetric synthesis and their applications in total synthesis, Retrosynthetic analysis, Catalysis, Stereochemistry, Green and sustainable chemistry, Tool of green chemistry, Concept of atom economy.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseDrug DiscoveryMedicinal chemistry of natural products and its importance in drug discovery, SAR studies, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, drug targets, target validation, high throughput pharmacological screening, hit and lead identification/optimization, Safety-Tox studies, animal models, Drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulations, process chemistry, toxicology, regulatory and clinical trials. Case study of drug discovery and development related to onclogy/infectious diseases or neurodegenerative diseases.2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMolecular biology of plant cell signaling and plant secondary metabolismPlant cell signaling, Role of phytohormones in plant biology, Biosynthesis of
phytohormones and transport of phytohormones, Auxin signaling, cytokinin signaling,
GA signaling, ABA signaling, Strigolactones, Ethylene signaling, Jasmonate mediated
signaling, Brassinosteroid signaling, Plant secondary metabolism, Metabolic pathways
leading to the biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites, Diversity of plant secondary
metabolites, Molecular basis of biosynthesis of diverse classes of secondary
metabolites,  Omics approaches to understand biosynthesis of secondary metabolites,
transport of plant secondary metabolites, Regulation of biosynthesis of plant secondary
metabolites, function of plant secondary metabolites in plant biology, Metabolic
engineering of plant secondary metabolites
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-37-BS-AD-0103Advanced CoursePrinciples of ToxicologyIntroduction to Toxicology, Principles of Toxicology, Mechanisms of Toxicity, Risk
Assessment, Classification of Toxicants, Regulatory Toxicology, Role of Toxicology in
Drug Discovery, Preclinical Toxicology, Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis, System
Toxicology, Developmental Toxicology/Teratology, Drug Biotransformations, Heavy
Metals Toxicology, Pesticide Toxicology, Acute and Chronic Toxic symptoms-
definitions and observation, Environmental Toxicology
2CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative MedicineCSIR-IIIM
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvances in physiological and Molecular Responses to Plant StressPlant stress physiology: basic concepts and approaches in plants, Major abiotic stress factors affecting the plants: drought, salinity, high temperature, low temperature, oxidation, heavy metals, UV radiation, Physiological responses of plants to abiotic stress: photosynthesis, photorespiration, phytohormones, carbon balance, transpiration, Molecular responses of plants to abiotic stress: gene regulation, signaling, cellular responses, stress response pathways, Integrated physiological and molecular approaches to improve abiotic stress tolerance and sustained plant productivity.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvances in Plant Microbes InteractionsBiology and Ecology of Plant Pathogens and Endophytes. Biology and ecology of major group of plant pathogens viz. fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and mollicutes and endophytes. Concepts of plant diseases, etiology, microbial communities, virulence and resistance, population biology, disease development and epidemiology.Genetics of Host Pathogen interaction and Mechanism of Host Defence. Genes and plant diseases, genetics of resistance and pathogenicity, recognition mechanisms in host pathogen interaction. Pathogenesis and host defence, passive and active defence mechanisms- structural and biochemical defences, systemic acquired resistance.Advances in Plant Disease Management. Introduction to biology of the pathogens that cause plant diseases, disease diagnosis. Topics include principles and practices of plant disease management including physical methods, regulatory methods, biological and chemical methods, host resistance and integrated plant disease management (IPDM).Biotechnology of Edible and Medicinal Mushroom. Prospects of edible and medicinal mushrooms, biochemistry of mushroom fructification, nutritive and medicinal values, spawn and spawn preparation, agro-technology, pest and diseases, genetic improvement.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseCellular and Molecular PathologyBasics of cell biology and cellular physiology(Organization of cell structure- Organelles, Cell membrane and its components, Biomolecular and biochemical components of cells, classification of cell types- cell types as structural components tissue and organ, functional classification of cell types, biochemical process of cell, cellular dynamics and homeostasis) Cellular stress and cell Injury(Detrimental factors-endogenous and exogenous factors, carcinogens, chemical and biological toxins, cell stress, heat shock, cellular oxidative damage, acute and chronic inflammation, markers)Cellular defence, cell survival and cellular adaptations (Cell cycle, cell growth, autophagy, differentiation, migration, tissue repair, wound healing, fibrosis) Cell death, mechanisms and regulations (Irreversible cell damage factors, apoptosis, necroptosis, necrosis) Cellular aging (cell senescence, cell immortalization, pluripotency and stem cell)Mammalian cellular pathologies (non-communicable diseases)(Cellular and molecular pathological basis of diseases - nutritional disorders, developmental disorders, cancer, metabolic disorders – diabetes & hypertension, autoimmune disease, neurological disease and disorders) Mammalian cellular pathology (infectious diseases)(Cellular and molecular pathological basis of infectious diseases –bacterial diseases, viral diseases, fungal diseases, parasitic diseases)Mammalian cellular Signaling pathways and their deregulations(Major cellular signaling pathways, components of basic cellular pathways, growth factor receptor and kinase signaling pathways, G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathways, cytokine receptor signaling pathways, PI3K/AKT/MAPK cell signaling pathway)Biomarkers and therapy of cellular pathology (Genetics, host-environment interactions, genetic/biochemical and other biomarkers of cellular pathology, therapeutic classes and approaches to cellular pathology- natural/synthetic/allopathic/biological/chemical, homeopathic/Ayurvedic/traditional practices) Tools and techniques in cellular pathology(In silico, molecular, genetic, biochemical, histological, animal models based assays and techniques, qualitative and quantitative diagnosis).2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseEco-restorationEcology and nature of environmental degradation of ecosystems due to natural and manmade activity and different measures adopted for ecological restoration, Phenocopies and Ecotypes; genetic Assimilation and natural selection; Phenotypic Accommodation; Evolutionary considerations; Developmental mechanisms of phenotypic accommodation; Reciprocal accommodation, Niche construction, Biotransformation and Bioremediation: Microbial biotransformation, biodegradation of petroleum, xenobiotics, bioremediation and phyto-remediation, production of microbial enzymes and fermentation, physico-chemical parameters for maximum enzyme production, enzyme purification, characterization and immobilization of enzymes, enzyme use for biotransformation, chiral synthesis.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseEthnobotany, Traditional Knowledge and PhytopharmaceuticalsEthnobotany, Interdisciplinary nature of Ethnobotany, Cross cultural Ethnobotany, Ethnobotany and medical botany, Methods of ethnobotany, Ethnobotany and plant taxonomy, Ethnobotany, Traditional Knowledge and Plant Folk Medicine of NE India, Validation of Ethnobotanical Knowledge, Bioprospection, Phytopharmaceuticals, Botanical Drugs, Ethnobotany and Drug Development, Biopiracy, Documentation and development of database, TKDL.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGenome Editing System and ApplicationsIntroduction to genome editing, Methods of genome editing and their pros and cons: Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs), Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases (TALENs), Mega-nucleases and CRISPR-Cas, CRISPR-Cas: history, basic principles, types and strategies, sgRNA design for efficient CRISPR-Cas genome editing: Bioinformatic tools, target gene identification, pre-CRISPR analysis, off target effects, Multiplex CRISPR-Cas genome editing for improvement of genetic traits: technology overview and recent successful case studies, Applications of genome editing technologies in medicine, agriculture and environmental care, Biosafety, ethical aspects and regulatory guidelines of genome editing.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0073Advanced CourseMicrobial BiotechnologyMicrobial Cell structure, microbes for industrial and agriculture application, bioactive metabolites for pharmaceutical and industrial lead/hits, DNA fingerprinting, DNA sequencing, Molecular characterization of genes and traits responsible for biological activity, cell signalling, multi-omics and microbes, enzyme production, characterization and applications. Exploitation of microbes for bioremediation & biotransformation, Microbe and agriculture.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0083Advanced CourseMolecular and Cell BiologyIntroduction to molecular and cell biology, Biomolecules and replication: DNA, RNA, Protein, Central dogma of molecular biology, Molecular and cellular evolution: organisomal, bacterial, Darwin theory, Hady-Weinberg law, C-value paradox), Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell system: techniques for cell study including histology, karyotyping, live cell imaging, FISH, Flow Cytometry, 3D cell imaging, Protein sorting, secretion and intra-cellular trafficking: PM, Golgi, ER, endosomes and vacuole, Gene cloning and expression in heterologous system: classical cloning, gateway cloning, virtual cloning through Vector NTI, Loss-of-function and Gain-of-function analysis of genes.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0093Advanced CourseMolecular Markers and BreedingGenome Organization Organellar genome and Nuclear Genome: Unique sequences, Repeat DNA sequences, Classification of Repeat DNA (Tandem repeats, Interspersed repeats, Micro-satellites, Minisatellites, midi-satellites, VNTRs), The dynamic genome: Polymorphisms and Sources of Genetic variation, Oveview of Genetic Markers: Phenotypic Markers, Biochemical markers, DNA based markers Molecular marker and DNA fingerprinting techniques: Concepts, classification and methodologies: Hybridization based markers (viz. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, Oligonucleotide fingerprinting), PCR based markers (viz. DNA Amplification Fingerprinting, Arbitrarily Primed PCR, Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA, SSRs, STMS, SCARs, Inter-SSRs, Multiple Arbitrary Amplicon Profiling, Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism, electively Amplified Microsatellite Polymorphic Loci, Inter retrotransposon amplified polymorphism, retrotransposon-microsatellite amplified polymorphism, Diversity Array Technology (DArTs), SNPs and SNP based assays for high-throughput genotyping, EST based markers, Sequencing by Hybridization (SBH), Molecular Markers and Assessment of genetic diversity: Principles of Numerical taxonomy, binary matrix to phonetic dendograms, Structure analysis, Case Studies and examples, Molecular Markers for genome mapping: Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), gene introgression and pyramiding, BSA Genotyping for Physical mapping: Fingerprinting for BAC assembly, Types of Mapping populations in Plants: F2 populations, RILs (recombinant inbred lines), Backcross lines, NILS (Near Isogenic Lines), HIF (Heterogenous Inbred Families), AILs (Advanced Intercross Lines), Other Application of Molecular Markers: Genotyping tools as plant variety protection, hybrid purity tests, diagnostics (transgenics, forensics) Other Mapping tools and Methodologies: Introduction to Cytogenetic maps, Radiation Hybrid Maps, HAPPY mapping, Physical Maps, Comparative/Synteny mapping. Next-generation molecular breeding, speed breeding.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-BS-AD-0103Advanced CoursePlant-Insect InteractionsHerbivore-Plant Interaction. Tritrophic interactions of plant-insect &parasitodids,Plant defence Secondary plant metabolites, Botanical Pesticides past , present and future Plant-Pollinator interactions. Insect as pollinator- Honey bee & Butterfly as pollinator- Honeybee & crop production pollination Biology Butterfly as environmental indicator. Butterfly biodiversity, Host range, conservation Herbivoresinduced plant defence. Induced biosynthesis of plant defense compounds-use of plant signal in agricultural crops- Transgenic plants.Insect behaviour. Manipulation of insect behaviour for insect pest management- Evolution of insect behaviour.Novel methods of Insect-pest management. IPM- Concept & Evolution, Ecology of pest- IPM of major pests, Resistance, Biocontrol/Biocides, Molecular approaches in Insect-pest Management.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseNanomaterials in Photocatalysis & Sensor ApplicationsAdvanced Oxidation Processes, History of the photocatalysis phenomenon, Basic principal of photocatalytic phenomenon, Advanced nanoarchitectures for photocatalytic applications, Semiconductor nanomaterials in photocatalysis, Use of 2D light absorbers in photocatalysis, 2D Materials in Photocatalysis, 2D nanocomposite materials and their photocatalytic properties. Water pollutant removal by photocatalysis phenomenon. Catalytic sensors and its basic understanding, Nanomaterials: A promising candidate for artificial enzymes, Classification, Catalytic Mechanisms and Applications, Nanozymes in Sensing, Biosensors and their fundamentals, Immuno sensors, Enzymatic immune sensors, Low cost diagnostics: paper microfluidics and lateral flow assays.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseEnergy & EnvironmentEnergy scenario, Non-renewable and renewable energy sources; Description of renewable sources and their importance. Technologies for biomass energy conversion, Solar energy, Wind Turbines, Geothermal Technologies; Applications; Sustainable sources of hydrogen; Fuel cell technologies; Hydrogen storage and distribution; Applications and feasibility assessment; Science, technology and policy of energy conservation; Strategies for enhancing role of renewable energy. Coal mining and environmental issues; Acid mine drainage; Management of acid mine drainage; Biomass in energy applications; Green house gases; Aerosol and air pollution.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0033Advanced CoursePolymers and their CompositesIntroduction; Classification of polymers; Chemistry of polymerization Techniques (addition, condensation, bulk, solution, (mini) emulsion, dispersion, suspension etc.,) & characterization (GPC, DSC, UTM, DMA, NMR, SEM, TEM etc.,); Controlled Radical Polymerization, Stereochemistry of Polymers; Biodegradable Polymers; Polymer Rheology Polymer Particles; Polymers structure and properties. Introduction of thermoset & thermoplastic; polymer blend composites and their application; Polymer processing: introduction; plastics, elastomers & fibres; compounding; processing techniques and their industrial applications.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseApplied CatalysisHaber-Bosch process for ammonia and its future direction, Zeigler-Natta catalysts, Wilkinson catalyst, Ring Opening Polymerization for Industry, Hydrogenation catalysis, Industrial Hydroformylation catalysis reaction, Catalyst for coal liquefaction and gasification.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseSmall Molecule ActivationC-H Bond activation, Oxygen activation, Nitrogen fixation, Hydrogen activation, Carbon activation, Water activation, Carbon monoxide and Carbon dioxide activation, Methane activation, Methanol to value added materials, NHC, Nitrile to amide, NH activation, Remote functionalization.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseSynthetic methods for organic chemistsFormation of carbon-carbon bond employing various kinds of organometallic reagents, C-C double bonds through different reactions, oxidation, reduction through various kinds of reagents, functional group interconversion, by substitution including protection and deprotection, alkylation of enolates, and other carbon nucleophiles, reaction of carbon nucleophiles with carbonyl compounds, electrophilic addition to CC multiple bonds, reactions of C-C multiple bonds, Retrosynthesis, disconnection, synthons, linear and convergent synthesis, umpolung of reactivity and protecting groups.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseOrganic Reaction MechanismsBasics, concept of Aromaticity, How to write an organic reaction mechanism, Popular name reactions, Reactive intermediates: Generation, stability, structures and reactivity of carbocation, carbaion, carbene, radicals, benzyne, nitrene, Types of mechanism: classification, limitations examples of aliphatic nucleophilic substitution - aliphatic electrophilic substitution -aromatic nucleophilic substitution - aromatic electrophilic Substitution - types of radical reactions - molecular rearrangements oxidation and reduction; Electrophilic reactions-Friedel crafts reaction, Riemer Tiemenn reaction, Beckmann rearrangements; nucleophilic reactions- aldol condensation, perkin reaction, benzoin condensation;free radical reactionhalogenation of alkane, addition of HBr on alkene in presence of peroxide;allylic halogenation - using N-Bromo Succinamide (NBS), thermal halogenation of alkene CH3 – CH = CH2.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseAsymmetric SynthesisStrategies for the preparation of optically pure compounds; Stereoselective, Enantioselective and Diastereoselective reactions; Stochiometric asymmetric synthesis-chiral auxiliaries, Evans Alsdol and modified versions; Catalytic asymmetric synthesis; Asymmetric Dihydroxylation; Asymmmetric Aminohydroxylation; Asymmetric Hydrogenation; Asymmetric allylation, propargylation, and alkylation; Chiral Organocatalysis; Cascade reactions by organocatalysis; Transition Metal based catalysis; Asymmetric amplification and autocatalysis.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0093Advanced CourseFluoro-organic chemistryImportance of fluorine in organic compounds, Strategies to introduce fluorine/ trifluoromethyl group into organic molecules, Preparation of fluorinated reagents, Preparation of fluorinated carbon materials and their uses, Known fluorinated drugs and their mode of action, Overview on CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, their preparation and applications, Halon susbsitutes, Harmful effects of fluorine and inorganic fluorides.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-CS-AD-0103Advanced CourseModern Spectroscopic TechniquesProton magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Structural assignment by employing NMR techniques, Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy, Introduction COSY, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY, ROESY, Structural elucidation using 2D-NMR methods Multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, Periodic table of NMR, Heteronuclear double resonance experiments, Magnetization transfer and signal enhancement, NMR of diamagnetic and paramagnetic compounds, Multidimensional NMR: 2D NMR, 1H-1H correlations, Heteronuclear Correlation Spectroscopy, 2D Exchange (EXSY), 2D NOESY, ROESY, DOSY Structure elucidation of small molecules, Ultraviolet and visible light spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, Mass Spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy, HPLC, GCMS, ESR Spectroscopy and other techniques.4CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Design of Concrete StructuresLimit state design of beams, slabs and slender columns- design of wall/strip footing- design of rectangular footings-eccentrically loaded rectangular footing- circular footings-detailing combined footings rectangular and trapezoidal (design principles only)- design of cantilever retaining wall without surcharge-detailing - design principles of counterfort retaining wall and detailing- Circular slabs-simply supported, fixed and partially fixed subjected to UDL design of water tanks-design philosophy and requirements-joints, design of rectangular and circular water tanks, Pre-stressed concrete-concept of prestressing- materials- methods of prestressing – prestressing systems- losses of prestress. analysis of prestressed beams (rectangular and I-sections) at stages of transfer and service.
Introduction of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Slabs: Short-term deflection of beams and slabs, deflection due to imposed loads and applied loads; estimation of crack width in reinforced concrete members, factors affecting crack width in beams, mechanisms of flexural cracking; Analysis of flat grid floors, rectangular grid floors by Timoshenko’s plate theory, stiffness matrix method; Proportioning of flat slabs, determination of bending moment by direct design method, design for punching shear; Design of Reinforced Concrete Members for Fire Resistance: grading and classifications, effect of high temperature on steel and concrete, effect of high temperatures on different types of structural members, analytical determination of the ultimate bending moment, capacity of reinforced concrete beams under fire; Ductile detailing of frames for seismic forces: general principles, factors that increase ductility, specifications of materials for ductility, ductile detailing of beams – requirements, ductile detailing of columns and frame members with axial load (P) and moment (M); Design of rectangular bunkers, circular bunkers and silos; Chimney design factors, stresses due to self-weight, wind and temperature, combinations of stresses.
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AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Welding Processes
Introduction to advanced welding processes; micro-joining and nano-joining, wire bonding; fundamentals and types of laser welding including hybrid processes, magnetically impelled arc welding; advanced gas tungsten arc welding; flux cored arc welding; electron beam welding; pressure welding; ultrasonic welding; explosive welding; diffusion bonding; friction stir welding; electromagnetic pulse welding; high velocity projectile impact welding; fundamentals of welding automation, welding sensors and data acquisition; principles of robotic welding; weld distortion and defects - causes and remedies; residual stresses; inspection and testing of weldments.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseBioprocess EngineeringMicrobial growth, substrate utilization, and product formation kinetics: Quantification of cell growth, growth patterns and kinetics in batch culture, environmental factors affecting growth kinetics, heat generation by microbial growth, unstructured non-segregated model, models for transient behavior, kinetics of product formation; Mass balance and yield concepts: Yield and maintenance coefficients, calculation based on elemental balances, degree of reduction, theoretical predictions of yield coefficients.
Sterilization: introduction and the kinetics of death, batch and continuous sterilization of media, air sterilization, various type of sterilization equipment, sterilization of media by membrane filters; design of fermentation media; aseptic transfer.
Aeration and agitation: types of impellers and sparger, oxygen transfer rate, oxygen uptake rate, volumetric oxygen transfer rate (kL,a), measurement of kLa, power requirement for agitation in gaseous and non-gaseous systems.; rheology of fermentation fluids, mixing and scale-up. Operating considerations for bioreactors: Choosing the cultivation methods; Batch, fed-batch, repeated fed-batch, CSTR, CSTR with recycling, multistage CSTRs, and PFR.
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AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseFluid Power and ApplicationIntroduction to fluid power, Application of fluid power, , Components of fluid power system, Pneumatic system, Hydro forming of metal components, Fluid power industry, Physical properties of hydraulic fluids, Conservation of Energy, Energy and power in hydraulic system, Losses in hydraulic system (Energy, power & Electrical losses), Laminar and turbulent flow, Reynolds number, Darcy’s equation, The moody diagram, Hydraulic valve, pumping theory, Hydraulic circuit design and analysis, Computer analysis and simulation of fluid power system, Ancillary hydraulic devices, Accumulators, Pressure intensifiers, Sealing devices, Maintenance of hydraulic systems, Fluid logic control system.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseGeotechnical EngineeringIntroduction to basic Geotechnical engineering: Subsoil investigation using SPT, SCPT, DCPT and Plate load tests, analysis of data, shear strength, consolidation characteristics, and settlement analysis. Ground improvement Techniques: Soil improvement, dynamic compaction, Lime stabilization, Cement stabilization, organic and inorganic stabilizers, , Blasting, drains, Lime columns, Soil grouting, soft soils, embankments on soft soils, stage construction Vertical sand drains, Prefabricated vertical drains (PVD), Fiber drains, Instrumentation techniques, piezometers, settlement gauges, inclinometers, Field tests on soft soils, Stone columns, wet and dry methods, soil nailing, pull out tests, construction process, design methods, case studies. Stability of slopes and earth retaining structures: Earthen embankments, specifications, case histories, Finite and infinite slopes, Method of slices, Bishop’s method, Factor of safety, submerged case, sudden drawdown case, steady seepage case, long-term and short-term stability, gravity walls, cantilever walls. Geosynthetic materials for highway applications: Geotextiles, woven, nonwoven, Geo ties, Geogrids, Properties, applications, Reinforced earth walls, Mechanism, Reinforcements oil interaction, Analysis and design checks, Internal and external stability, Tests for soil reinforcement, Field applications, software applications. Environmental Geotechnics: Utilization of Waste materials, Reduction of carbon footprint, Hazardous waste containment, slurry wastes, Liners, Stability of landfills, landfill construction, Design aspects, Barriers.
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AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseHeterogeneous Catalysis and Surface ReactionGeneral introduction to catalysis and its application, General steps involved in catalytic reactions, Rate law, mechanism and rate limiting step, data analysis for reactor design, turn over frequency, yield, selectivity and catalytic deactivation. Catalyst characterization- Total surface area, metal surface area, metal dispersion.
Catalysis and catalytic reactors: Design of reactors for gas-solid reactions, heterogeneous data analysis for reactor design, catalyst deactivation, multiphase catalytic reactors, kinetic and mass-transfer limited zones, External diffusion effects: External diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions – mass transfer fundamentals, binary diffusion, external resistance to mass transfer, correlations for the mass transfer coefficient, the shrinking core model
Internal diffusion effects: Internal diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions, diffusion and reaction in catalysts, Thiele modulus, weiz-prater criterion, mear’s criterion, internal effectiveness, overall effectiveness, estimation of mass transfer and reaction limited regimes, hatta number.
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AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0073Advanced CoursePavement Design, Analysis and EvaluationIntroduction: Types, components and comparison of pavements, Different pavement design approaches, General framework for pavement design, Concept of pavement performance, Factors affecting design / performance of pavements, Structural and Functional failures of pavements; Stresses and deflections in flexible pavements: Stresses and deflections in homogenous masses; layer theories; wheel load stresses, ESWL computation, Repeated loads and EWL factors; Vehicle types, Axle configurations, Contact shapes and contact stress distributions, Concept of standard axle load, Vehicle damage factor, Axle load surveys, Lateral placement characteristics of wheels, Estimation of design traffic, Flexible pavement design methods; Specifications of materials, choice, construction method and field control checks for various specifications of subbase, base, binder and surface course layers and mix design methods. Stresses in rigid pavements: Types of stresses and causes, general considerations in rigid pavement analysis, EWL; Rigid pavement design: Design of CC pavements, Types of joints in cement concrete pavements and their functions, joint spacing; design of joint details; Cement concrete pavement layers: Specifications and method of cement concrete pavement construction, quality control aspects; Equipments/Machineries in highway construction: Equipments for excavation, grading and compaction. Equipment for bituminous, cement concrete, stabilized and composite pavements. Earthwork construction, problems, quality control aspects. Drainage: Design and construction of drainage systems for road pavements, drainage materials, procedures and guidelines. Maintenance and rehabilitation of flexible and rigid pavements: Routine, periodic and preventive maintenance of pavements, maintenance of shoulders and drainage; Hill Roads: Special problems in construction and maintenance of hill roads; landslides, causes, investigations and remedial measures; Concept of Pavement Management System (PMS) and modelling of pavement deterioration.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseProcess Engineering and EconomicsIntroduction to process industries, capital and interest, economics and the process engineer, Meaning of Project Engineering, various stages of project implementation, Relationship between price of a product and project cost and cost of production, EVA analysis. Elements of cost of production, monitoring of the same in a plant, Meaning of Administrative expenses, sales expenses etc. Introduction to various, components of project cost and their estimation. Introduction to concept of Inflation, location index and their use in estimating plant and machinery cost. Various cost indices, Relationship between cost and capacity. Williams sixth-tenth factor, Economic balance in evaporation, Economic analysis for variable feed and product, grades, variable recovery, Debt: Equity ratio, Promoters’ contribution, Shareholders’ contribution, source of finance, time value of money. Concept of interest, time value of money, selection of various alternative equipment or system based on this concept. Indian norms, EMI calculations. Depreciation concept, Indian norms and their utility in estimate of working results of project. Working capital concept and its relevance to project, Cumulative cash flow analysis Break-Even analysis, incremental analysis, various ratios analysis, Discounted cash flow analysis, Process Selection, Site Selection, Feasibility Report2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0093Advanced CourseSeparations ProcessesSeparation Process Principles, Relative volatility, Maximum and minimum Boiling Point Azeotropes, Flash Distillation, bubble point and dew point, Ternary Liquid-Liquid Systems, Differential Batch Distillation, Binary Distillation, McCabe Thiele Technique: Operating lines for enriching and stripping sections; q lines for the feed, counting off stages, optimum feed location, limiting cases of total reflux and minimum reflux, Absorption in Packed Towers : Graphical Equilibrium Stage Method for Trayed Towers, Algebraic Method for Determining the Number of Stages, Rate Based Method for Packed Columns, Packed-Column Efficiency, Capacity and Pressure Drop, Concentrated Solutions in Packed Columns, Column breakthrough study, ASPEN Module for solving complex distillation problems, Importance of separation processes in chemical and biochemical industries, graphical techniques to analyze separation processes, modeling and simulation in separation processes, systematic approaches to solve problems related to separation processes, application of solvents in separation processes.2CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-ES-AD-0103Advanced CourseSolar Energy Engineering of Thermal ProcessesFundamentals of Solar Energy Engineering- Solar constant, solar radiation, estimation of solar radiation falling on plane and titled surface. • Solar Radiation Collection- Analysis of flat plate water heating collector, collector efficiency and heat removal factor, analysis of evacuated tube collector, Analysis of air heating collector, Thermal testing of solar collector, thermal performance of concentrating collector, CPC collector, Central Receiver Collector, design of thermal system by f-chart method. • Heating & Cooling- Concept of active and passive building heating, solar absorption cooling, solar desiccant cooling. • Solar Electricity Generation- Photovoltaic conversion, PV generator characteristics and models, design procedure, Thermal conversion system • & technology. • Energy Storage- Energy storage in solar process systems, water storage, stratification, packed bed storage, phase change storage. Approaches to Passive Design, Solar?Load Ratio Method, Design Method: Direct Gain, Collector?Storage Walls, Hybrid Systems: Active Collection with Passive Storage etc.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEIST
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0013Advanced CoursePhysics of Earth and Planetary GeodynamicsTheories of origin of Universe, Earth as a unique planet, Solar system and laws of universe, Kepler’s laws in planetary system, Physics of the Earth and tectonic forces, Theory of tectonics, earth and tectonic plates, Models of mantle convection: Single and double layered convection.
Different structures on Earth: Oceanic lithosphere- ridges, transform faults, trenches and oceanic islands; Continental lithosphere: Cratons, Sedimentary Basins, Continental margins and Rift zones. Orogeny, epeirogeny and isostasy. Major tectonic masses on Earth and theory of their formation, Tectonics of India and consequences to world geodynamics, Paleomagnetism and history of plate tectonics, Mantle petrology and chemical composition. Silicate phase transitions and correlation with mantle discontinuities. Structure of the lower mantle and core.
3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Fundamentals of geophysics – by William Lowrie, Willey Pub
2. Geodynamics – Edited by: Peter M. Atkinson, Giles M. Foody, Stephen E. Darby, and Fulong Wu, CRC Press
3. Geodynamics of the Lithosphere: An Introduction –by Kurt Stuwe, Springer
4. Geodynamics of Northeastern India and the Adjoining Region: by D.R. Nandy. Published by Scientific Book Centre
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Seismology and Computational ModelingSeismology and inner earth, Wave theory and laws of wave propagation, Characterization of earth waves and their significant contributions, Core-mantle-crust phases and ray path theories, Seismic tomography and principles, Fourier transformation, Hilbert transformation, Linear and nonlinear inversions, Numerical methods for solving non-linear equations, Computational methods for seismology, Numerical solution of integral equations (finite difference methods, A method of degenerate kernels, Method of invariant imbedding, Method using generalized quadrature), Seismic anisotropy and importance in geodynamics, Methods of measurements, Basics of seismic attenuation, Recent advancements in seismology.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Numerical methods – by Balagurusamy, Mc Graw Hills
2. Applied Geophysics – by W M Telford, L P Geldart, R E Sheriff, Cambridge Univ. press
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseSeismological ProcessesElasticity theory and seismic waves: Elastic, anelastic and plastic behavior of materials, Stress matrix, Strain matrix, Elastic constants, Generalized Hooke’s law, Different types of elastic waves and their propagation characteristics, equations of motion of seismic body waves, Attenuation and dispersion of seismic waves, Free oscillations of the earth.
Instruments: Amplitude and phase characteristics of seismometers, Shortperiod, longperiod and broad band seismometers, Analysis of seismograms and identification of various phases on the seismograms, Basic principle of strong motion instrument.

Ray characteristics and related parameters for horizontally and spherically stratified earth, Basic principles of seismic tomography and receiver function analysis, Location of the epicenter of an earthquake, Global seismicity, Elastic rebound theory, Faultplane solutions and related interpretation, Reflections and refractions in the earth’s interior, Models of the earth’s internal structure.

Earthquake monitoring and prediction: Seismic networks and arrays, standalone and telemetry systems, Study of microearthquakes and induced seismicity, Earthquake prediction: Dilatancy theory, Short-term, middle-term and long term prediction.
3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure, Author: Seth Stein, Michael Wysession, Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
2. Principles of Seismology, Author: Agustín Udías, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseElectrical Methods for GeophysicistsLow frequency electrical properties of soils and rocks: Resistivity & induced Polarization methods,
Electromagnetic methods: Case studies of electrical and electromagnetic methods in environmental and engineering studies.
High frequency electrical geophysics: High frequency electrical properties of soils and rocks, Ground penetrating radar (GPR) method, Case Studies of ground penetrating radar in environmental and engineering studies.
3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Introduction To Geophysical Prospecting, Author: Dobrin M B, Publisher: McGraw Hill
2. Basic Exploration Geophysics, Author: Anand Patel, Publisher: Scitus
3. Field Geophysics, Author: John Milsom, Publisher: John Wiley
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseGravity and MagneticsThe Earth’s gravitational field and its relation to gravity, Gravitational effects over subsurface bodies having discrete shapes, Instruments for measuring gravity on land, at sea and into the boreholes, Gravity measurements on land, at sea and airborne gravity surveys. Magnetism of the earth, Magnetic susceptibility of rocks, Magnetic effects from buried magnetic bodies, Instruments used for magnetic measurements, Magnetic surveys on land, Marine and airborne magnetic data collection.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Introduction To Geophysical Prospecting, Author: Dobrin M B, Publisher: McGraw Hill
2. Basic Exploration Geophysics, Author: Anand Patel, Publisher: Scitus
3. Field Geophysics, Author: John Milsom, Publisher: John Wiley
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseGeomorphology & NeotectonicsEnergy flow in geomorphic system and landforms, Structural control & landscape evolution, Dynamic equilibrium and topographic response to tectonic and climatic forcing, Fluvial geomorphic systems, Quaternary geomorphology, Methods & techniques of applications of geomorphology, Tectonic geomorphic marker & dating techniques, tectonics & topography, River terrace genesis.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Tectonic Geomorphology – by Douglas W Burbank & Robert S Anderson, Wiley Blackwell
2. Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains – by William B Bull, Blackwell Publishing
3. Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change – by Christine Embleton-Hamann,
4. Global Geomorphology – by Prof Michael Summerfield, Prentice Hall
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0073Advanced CourseStratigraphic Principles of SedimentationStratigraphic principles & units, Nature of stratigraphic records, Geochronology and chronostratigraphy, Vertical and lateral succession of strata, Nomenclature & classification of lithostratigraphic units, Formal stratigraphic units, Depositional processes & sedimentary structures, Sedimentary environments: Terrestrial, coastal, marine and facies, Lithostratigraphy and facies relationships, Composition, classification and diagenesis of sedimentary rock.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis – By A D Miall, Springer
2. Principles of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy – By Sam Boggs, Jr, Pearson Prentice Hall
3. Applied Stratigraphy – edited by Eduardo A.M. Koutsoukos, Springer
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0083Advanced CoursePhysical GeologyPlanet earth & geological processes, Early history of earth & geological records, Continental drift, Sea-floor spreading, Plate tectonics and continent & ocean building processes, Concept of isostasy, Minerals and rocks, Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, Geological time, Weathering and erosion, Mechanical & chemical weathering, Understanding the Earth’s interior, Geological structures, Climate change, Geological resources.3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Physical Geology – by Steven Earle
2. Textbook of Geology – by PK Mukherjee
3. Physical Geology: exploring the Earth – by James S Monroe, Reed Wicander, Richard W Hazlett
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0093Advanced CourseNumerical Methods and Computer ProgrammingSolution of algebraic and transcendental equations, bisection and Newton-Raphson methods, solution of simultaneous linear equations, matrix inversion method, interpolation, Newton and Lagrange formulae, numerical differentiation, numerical integration, Simpson, trapezoidal and Gaussian quadrature methods, least square curve fitting, straight line and polynomial fits, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, Euler and Runga-Kutta methods, finite element and finite difference methods.

Digital computer: Architecture and working, low level and high level languages, overview of compilers, interpreters and operating systems, problem solving on a computer, algorithms and flow charts, integer and floating point arithmetic, Fortran preliminaries: constants, variables, data types and expressions, built in functions, executable and nonexecutable statements, assignment, control and input /output statements, subroutines and functions, operations with files.
3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Sastry : Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis
2. Jain, Iyengar & Jain : Numerical Methods for Scientific and Engineering Computation
3. Raja Raman : Numerical Analysis
4. Raja Raman : Fundamentals of Computers
5. Raja Raman : Fortran Programming
6. Ram Kumar : Programming with Fortran77
AcSIR-38-PS-AD-0103Advanced CourseSeismic ProspectingHistorical Development and Background of Refraction and Reflection Methods, Difference between Refraction and Reflection Surveys, Propagation of Seismic Waves in Linear and Nonlinear medium, Waveforms and their characteristics, N Layered case, continuous increase of velocity.

Seismic data enhancement and Test Shooting, Explosive and Non Explosive sources of Seismic Energy for P-Wave, Seismic source energy For S-Wave, Seismic operation on Land, Common Depth Point technique, Special weathering shot and Noise analysis, Broad Side shooting, Elevation, Weathering and Dynamic Corrections In Refraction and Reflection Data, Random and Non Random Noise, Grouping of Geophones, Data Acquisition for Vertical Seismic Profiling, Deep Seismic Sounding, Diffraction Method of Data Interpretation.

Sampling Theorem and Analysis of Seismic signals, Convolution, Correlation Techniques and Inverse Filtering of Seismic Data, Interpretation of Shear Wave Data, Hidden Layer Problem, Sequence of Seismic Processing, Seismic Inversion, Determination of Average Seismic Velocities, Tomography, Synthetic Seismograms.

Different Types of Display of Digital and Magnetic Recordings, Wiggle Trace, Variable Area and Variable Density Records, Analysis of Multiples and Ghost Reflections, Processing of Seismic Data, Imaging, 2D, 3D and 4D Seismics, Time and Depth Sections, Record Surface and Reflection Surface, Vertical and Horizontal Resolution.

Mapping of Geological Structures (Faults, Reef, Pinchouts, Anticlines), Migration Techniques (Classical and Modern), Wave Equation Migration, Time and Depth Migration, Depositional Sequence and Pit Falls of Seismic Interpretations, Seismic Stratigraphy and Sequence Analysis, Seismic Facies Analysis, Reflection Character Analysis, Bright Spots, Seismic Lithologic Modelling, Vp/Vs and Lithology, Gas Detection using AVO Analysis.
3CSIR-North East Institute of Science & TechnologyCSIR-NEISTReferences:
1. Clarbout : Fundamentals of Geophysical Prospecting
2. 2. Telford et. al. : Applied Geophysics
3. Dobrin & Savit : Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting
4. Waters : Reflection Seismology
5. Sheriff & Geldart : Exploration Seismology
AcSIR-39-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvances in Food Processing and Technology Thermal processing of foods:Principle, Classification- Cooking, blanching, pasteurization, sterilization, evaporation, extrusion, drying, Equipments and Applications; Separations and concentration methods in food processing: General Principle and application- Evaporation, Membrane processing, Reverse osmosis, Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, pervaporation, freeze drying; Extraction- liquid-liquid & solid liquid, Super critical extraction, Osmotic dehydration, Sedimentation, Equipments and Applications; Size reduction and its application in food industry- Size reduction, Size measurement, Dry and wet grinding, Slicers/dicers, Pulpers and granulators, Milling, Size separation; Food emulsions: Basics and examples, Homogenizers and colloid mills- Principles, types and applications; Mixing and kneading - Equipment and applications. Advances in food Processing- Minimal processing, Hurdle technology, High pressure technology, Irradiation, Microwave, Cryogenics, Ohmic heating, Pulsed electric heating, Ultrasound processing, Applications; Basic packaging machinery, Can sealing, Bottle washing, Filing and sealing, Powder fillers Liquid fillers, Foam – fill and seal systems; Sterilization techniques. Food safety regulations; Functional food and nutraceuticals –Development, potential role in human health, validation and regulations, bioactives and health, Oriental traditional philosophy and food function, Ayurnutrigenomics: Traditional Knowledge Inspired Approach Toward Personalized Nutrition Irradiation, Microwave, Cryogenics, Ohmic heating, Pulsed electric heating, Ultrasound processing, Applications; Basic packaging machinery, Can sealing, Bottle washing, Filing and sealing, Powder fillers Liquid fillers, Foam – fill and seal systems; Sterilization techniques. Food safety regulations; Functional food and nutraceuticals –Development, potential role in human health, validation and regulations, bioactives and health, Oriental traditional philosophy and food function, Ayurnutrigenomics: Traditional Knowledge Inspired Approach Toward Personalized Nutrition.3CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBioprocesses Fermentation and Environmental BiotechnologyIntroduction to Bioprocess Technology: - Microbial metabolites -an overview (primary & secondary). Factors affecting growth and metabolite production, raw materials and media formulation, microbial growth kinetics, sterilization, death kinetics. Types of fermentation (Submerged & Solid state). Process design for fermentative production of metabolites, Design of experiments (DOE) concepts in bioprocess optimization- Fractional Factorial and RSM Methods and Data analyses using software. Transport phenomena in bioprocess: Mass transfer, Oxygen transfer, Heat transfer -mechanisms of heat transfer, concepts of mass transfer, oxygen transfer rate Measurement of KLa, specific oxygen uptake rate. Engineering aspects in bioreactor designing: Concepts of fluid flow, Impellers, flow patterns, mixing mechanism and scale up of mixing mechanism. Concepts and considerations in process scale up and scale down. Bioreactors: Introduction, Bioreactor configurations, sterile operations, Batch, Fed Batch and Continuous modes, defining yields and productivities, Fermentation kinetics, Bioreactor for submerged and solid state fermentations. (STRs, Fluidized bed, packed columns, airlift etc). Bioprocess Control: Online measurements and PID controls, monitoring and analyses of variables. Downstream Processing: Unit operations in downstream processing - chromatographic techniques, dialysis, reverse osmosis, ultra filtration, electrophoresis, electro dialysis, crystallizations, Concentration, filtration, flocculation, precipitation, drying, monitoring of downstream processing and process integration. Industrial Microbiology: Characteristics of industrial microorganisms, industrial applications of microbial biotechnology (production of ethanol, enzymes, antibiotics, amino acids, organic acids, Biofertilizers, Biopesticides). Industrial Strain improvement, classical mutations, protoplasmic fusion, auxotrophic mutants, role of metabolic engineering in industrial biotechnology. Biological waste (solid/liquid/air) treatment systems; Anaerobic digestion, Aerobic composting, activated sludge process, MBBR, SBR, MBR, UASB, Onsite wastewater treatment systems, Eco engineering systems/Constructed wet lands, Gas biofilter.2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseDisease BiologyGeneral Introduction: Disease causes and body’s mechanism to prevent it (General Immunity). Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: Oxidants and antioxidants in biology and medicine, Methods of measurements of oxidative stress and total antioxidant capacity, Antioxidants and immune system, Redox reactions and signal transduction in disease conditions, Dietary antioxidants, Oxidative stress/antioxidants and metabolic syndrome. Inflammation-etiology and types, acute, subacute and chronic, Immune system, cell types and their contribution to inflammation, health benefits and health disadvantages of inflammation, inflammatory cytokines, signal transduction and receptors involved, nutrition and inflammation, anti-inflammatory diets and phytopharmaceuticals. Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus. Preclinical and Clinical Methods for Evaluating Antidiabetic Activity of Plants, in vitro Models for Assessing Antidiabetic Activity. Plant metabolites and other Antioxidant Polyphenols in alleviating diabetic complications. Insulin Secretion in Type II Diabetes, cellular effects of insulin, insulin signaling pathways, regulation mechanisms. Cellular Effects of Elevated Glucose Concentrations, regulation by Insulin and an Insulinomimetic Approach to Lowering Blood Glucose Levels, Insulin resistance, its importance in diabetes and tissues affected, Obesity and its link to diabetes. Metabolic Aspects of Glycogen Synthase Activation and its role in the pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance and Hypoglycemia,’ Role of Oxidative stress, ER stress, AGE, Inflammation etc in the pathogenesis of diabetes and its complications. Mechanisms of Diabetic Complications. Drugs currently used in the treatment of Diabetes its proposed mechanism of action and reported side effects, therapeutic potential of recombinant gene transfer studies Cancer: General introduction-types, causes, staging and treatment methodologies. Immunity and cancer, dysregulation, mechanism, immunesuppression, immune tolerance, immune and cancer cell interactions, immunotherapy. Cancer stem cells, origin, hypothesis, concept, signaling pathways. Cancer chemotherapy, types of cell death-apoptosis and necrosis, targeted therapy, cell signaling pathways, chemotherapy drug targets, Cancer biomarkers and diagnosis, Cancer drug discovery, phytopharmaceuticals as anticancer molecules, identification of lead molecules, target identification in cancer cells, combined approaches (in vitro, in vivo and in silico). Cancer metastasis- primary and secondary tumor, angiogenesis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, anoikis, Epigenetics and cancer Acetylation/methylation in DNA and histones, Metagenomics and cancer, Diet and cancer. Cardiovascular Diseases: General background of heart: anatomy; structure and function, Cardiac metabolism in health and disease, The pathophysiology of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, Ischemic heart disease and its consequences, Blood pressure regulation and pathology, Various cardiac drugs and their mode of action, Phytochemicals and metabolic syndromes. NAFLD and Obesity: Cellular and molecular basis of genesis, various types of drugs and their mode of actions, Importance of phospholipid metabolism in NAFLAD.2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseMolecular Biology of Industrial OrganismsAdvanced molecular tools used to characterize and identify bacterial species. Molecular tools used to characterize microbial communities; bacterial whole genome analysis, metagenome assembled genomes, metagenome libraries for functional screening, environmental shot gun sequencing and meta-omics for understanding the ecological functions of microbes. Translation: Genetic Code, Ribosome Structure, tRNAs, Aminoacyl tRNA synthetase, Initiation, Elongation, Termination; Translational Control. Protein Structure – Primary, Secondary, tertiary and Quaternary structure, Ramachandran Plot, basics of protein sequence analyses and structure prediction. Software for molecular visualization and structure studies/representation. Structure-function relations and their implications is Industrial biotechnology. PCR, RTPCR, Primer/Degenerate Primer design, Various Blottings, 2DGE, siRNA techniques, CRISPR -Cas 9, Gene expression analyses and interpretations. Gene Cloning -prokaryotic and eukaryotic, cloning strategies –shot gun cloning, PCR cloning, cDNA cloning. Cloning Vectors-plasmids, viral vectors, cosmids, fosmids, BAC vectors, YAC vectors, shuttle vectors and expression vectors. Common host organisms and tools used for genetic engineering Concept of metabolic engineering Genomics -Functional and comparative, Applications of genomics. Defining a strain, Ideal characteristics of strain, different strain improvement Techniques-Mutation, Recombination, r-DNA technologies and its applications for industrially relevant microbes. Regulation of Gene Expression: Prokaryotes: Operon Concept, Positive and Negative Regulation, Catabolite Repression, Riboswitches. DNA Replication: Prokaryotic DNA Polymerase I, II and III, Eukaryotic DNA Polymerases, Fidelity and Catalytic Efficiency of DNA Polymerases, Okazaki Fragments, Replication Origin, Primosomes, Concurrent Replication Mechanism Involving Leading and Lagging Strands of DNA; Problems associated with linear replicons. Mutations and Repair.2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Organic ChemistryOrganic reaction mechanism with advanced and classic examples related to electrophilic, nucleophilic substitutions, radical reactions, molecular rearrangements, reaction kinetics. Recent advancements in oxidation and reduction reactions reagents (Chromium, hyper-valent iodine, peroxides, molecular oxygen etc.) Named reactions in heterocyclic chemistry emphasizing aliphatic and aromatic heterocycles. Advances in metal catalysed carbon-carbon, Carbon-heteroatom bond formation reactions, and organo-catalytic reactions Medicinal chemistry of heterocycles: structure and ligand based approaches, Molecular modifications (prodrug approach, Molecular hybridization and bioisosterism approach). Overview of natural product chemistry. Pharmaceuticals: Recent developments and scope of bioactive drugs obtained from medicinal plants. Drug receptor interactions: Basic concepts of drug design (occupancy, rate and induced fit theory), Pharmacokinetics and molecular docking studies. Recent advancement in asymmetric synthesis.Total synthesis: Emphasis on retrosynthetic analysis of selected complex natural products. Synthetic carbohydrate chemistry- Glycosilation methods, synthesis and properties of glycoconjugates. Structural aspects of carbohydrates in cell-surface recognition and cell-biology. Polymorphism in organic chemistry. Molecular Modelling.2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Photochemistry, Photophysics and InstrumentationIntroduction to photochemistry/photophysics, state energy diagrams, Schrödinger equation, Born-Oppenheimer approximation, electronic, vibrational & spin configurations of electronically excited states, Franck-Condon principle, radiative and non-radiative transitions, excited state processes, computational approaches to study ground and excited state properties, computation of HOMO-LUMO energies and various transition. Fluorescence and phosphorescence, quantum yields; quenching and sensitization, charge-transfer, solvatochromism, fluorescence polarization, excimers, exciplexes, delayed fluorescence. Excited state dynamics, transient absorption techniques, time-resolved emission techniques, two- and multi-photon processes. Photoinduced energy and electron transfer, FRET, applications of PET and FRET, photosynthesis. Photochemical reactions; photochemical reaction mechanisms and reaction intermediates, photochromism, photocatalysis. Photochemistry of organic chromophores, photochemistry in organized and confined media, photo-responsive materials and applications; vision, supramolecular photochemistry & photophysics. Advanced Spectroscopic techniques (UV, Fluorescence, FT-IR, Raman), photophysics and applications such as imaging, optical sensors, solar energy harvesting, OLED, photodynamic therapy, phtothermal therapy, photofabrication, optoelectronics, spectroelectrochemistry etc. Inorganic photochemistry, electronic spectra of transition metal complexes, photochemistry and photophysics of lanthanide compounds2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials Characterisation for EngineersMicroscopy: Optical microscopy (Bright field, Dark field, Phase contrast, differential interference contrast, polarized light, fluorescence and confocal imaging), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Atomic Force microscope (AFM), Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), Auger Electron Spectroscopy X-Ray Techniques: X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), Single-Crystal X-Ray Structure Determination, X-Ray Fluorescence(XRF), and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) Thermal Analysis: Introduction, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TG), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC);
Spectroscopy: Basic principles, Instrumentation and Applications of Ultraviolet and Visible Absorption, Spectroscopy (UV-Vis), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), NMR and Raman Spectroscopy, Physical and Mechanical Testing: Particle size analysis, BET analysis, porosimetry, pyconometry, density
measurements; Tension, Compression, Hardness, Impact toughness, fracture toughness, ,fatigue, creep, wear.
2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials Processing for EngineersCeramic processing -Consolidation of ceramic powders, mechanical compaction, powder packing,uniaxial pressing, isostatic pressing, hot pressing, hot isostatic pressing, Slurry processing, slip casting, tape casting, pressure casting, gel casting, plastic forming, extrusion, injection moulding. Rapid prototyping, electrophoretic casting, electro-spinning. Green strength, drying, binder burnout, green machining, sintering. Sol-gel processing, Thermal and plasma spraying, Thick and thin film coatings PVD and CVD techniques,Vapor infiltration techniques.
Metals processing: Metal Casting - sand, permanent, pressure, centrifugal and investment processes,Deformation processing - stress during various metal working operations, friction and its role in bulkmetal forming operations, microstructural evolution during deformation processing, superplastic forming; Sheet metal forming, ehancement of sheet metal formability; Fundamentals of powder processing of metals, solid and liquid state sintering, driving force and mechanism of sintering, Polymer Processing: Compounding of plastics and rubbers, fabricating processes like compression,transfer, injection and blow moulding, extrusion, calendaring, thermoforming, roto molding, casting, sintering and compaction, dip coating, RTM, RIM, RRIM, post forming and finishing operations.
Composite Processing - Hand lay-up, Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Resin Transfer Molding, Processing, Science of Reactive Polymer composites - Process steps for production, Selection of processing, conditions Toolings, and equipments, Carbon- Carbon Composites -Processing, thermal and mechanical properties, Quality control
2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseChemical and Food Process EngineeringBasic concepts of chemical engineering, Basic Process Calculations, Molality, Molarity and Normality Basics, Reaction Kinetics, Order and Molccularity, basic modes of heat transfer.
Thermal processing of foods: Principle, Classification- Cooking, blanching, pasteurization, sterilization, evaporation, extrusion, drying, Equipments and Applications; Separations and concentration methods in food processing: General Principle and application Evaporation, Membrane processing, Reverse osmosis, Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, pervaporation, freeze drying; Extraction- liquid-liquid & solid liquid, Super critical extraction, Osmotic dehydration, Sedimentation. Equipments and Applications; Non-thermal processing of food products - ozonation, UV radiation, Ultra-sonic treatment, Ohmic and pulsed electric field techniques and high pressure technology.
Size reduction operations in food processing: Introduction to Size Reduction Equipment, size measurement, Size separation, Energy and Power Requirement, Crushers, Dry and wet grinding, Slicers/dicers, Pulpers and granulators, Milling operations, Ball mills working principle and operations, Critical Speed calculations, Screening Equipment and problems. Food emulsions: Basics and examples, Homogenizers and colloid mills- Principles, types and applications; Mixing and kneading - Equipment and applications
Separation techniques in food processing: Filtration principles and problems, Evaporation and its problems, Membrane Separation Techniques, Sedimentation, Clarification Operations, Super-critical extraction, Separation Techniques pertaining to various Industries. Minimal processing, Hurdle technology, High pressure technology, Irradiation, Microwave, Cryogenics, Ohmic heating, Pulsed electric heating, Ultrasound processing, Applications; Basic packaging machinery, Can sealing, Bottle washing, Filing and sealing, Powder fillers Liquid fillers, Foam fill and seal systems; Sterilization techniques. Numerical problems: Problems on drying kinetics, evaporation, mass and energy balances, microbial count, exponential relations, plant layouts, heat transfer problems.
2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIIST
AcSIR-39-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials CharacterisationAdvanced microscopy: Optical microscopy - Fundamentals of optics, Optical aberrations, Telescopes, Microscopes and the Eye. Numerical aperture, Depth of focus, Contrast mechanisms, Bright field, Dark field, D1C, Phase contrast, Staining role of illumination, Variants in the optical microscopes and image formation.
SEM/FESEM: Basic theory of electron microscopy. Electron microscope, Imaging system, Scanning electron microscope. Field emission SEM, Principle, Components, Working procedure, Microstructural analysis, Energy dispersive X ray analysis, Principle, components, working procedure, Elemental compositional analysis .
Transmission electron microscopy: Basic electron scattering, Concepts of resolution, Aberration, electron sources, Beam-specimen interaction, Diffraction basics, Ewald sphere / reciprocal lattice, Multi-beam / kinematical scattering, TEM imaging modes, Bright field, Dark field, STEM, F1AADF, HRTEM, Interpretation of SAED patterns, Analysis of micrographs, Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX).
STM/AFM: Introduction to scanning tunneling microscopy, Theory of tunneling, Instrumentation of AFM, Imaging modes-contact, Non-contact, Intermittent contact, Lateral force imaging, Image processing and analysis, Recognition and avoidance of image artifacts, MFM and PFM, Applications. New developments in advanced microscopy techniques.
X-Ray Techniques, X-Ray diffraction, Generation of X-Rays, Continuous radiation, Characteristics radiation, Short wavelength limit (1SWL), Moseley's law, Mechanisms of X-Ray absorption (filtering), Filters for monochromatic X-rays, Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, Peak broadening, Instrumental broadening, Particle size broadening, Nanoparticle size determination, Structure factor calculations (SC, BCC (or Orthorhombic), FCC, NaCl (AxBx), AuCu3 (AxBy) order-disorder transformation)
2D XRD: X-ray scattering from an atom and molecule, Debye formula for scattering profile, pherical harmonics, Guiniers law in SAXS, Porod's law in SAXS, SAXS intensity from scattered patterns.
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Importance of surface characterization techniques, physical principles of XPS, Photoelectric effects, XPS patterns, spin orbital splitting, quantitative analysis, chemical effect, chemical shift, XPS imaging, Auger electron generation, chemical effect, quantitative analysis, depth profiling, applications of XPS.
Thermal Characterization: Importance of thermal characterization, Thermogravimetric analysis (TO), Differential thermal analysis (DTA), Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and advanced elemental analysis, ICPMS.
Spectroscopy: Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy, Electronic transitions, Radiative processes, Energy diagram, Iintersection, Frank Condon principle, Kasha's rule, Fexperiments, Quenching, Lifetime and quantum yield, Fluorescence anisotropy, Steady-state and time resolved Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy vs resonance-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, Application of spectroscopy in chemistry, materials science, physics and biology.
2CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIISTPhysical testing: Particle size analysis, Absorption, molecular interactions in adsorption, Energetic and desorption, Physical and chemical adsorption, Adsorption isotherms (Freundlich, Langmuir, BET), Determination of surface area of adsorbent, Application of adsorption, Porosimetry, Pyconometry, Density measurements.
Dielectric characterization: Dielectric constant and polarizability, Internal electric field in a dielectric, Dielectric in an ac field, Types and models of ferroelectric transition, Microwave techniques, Piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials, Electrical measurements (2 probe and 4 probe), I-V analysis, Measurements, Microwave measurements, Solid state impedance spectroscopy, Ferroelectric and piezoelectric measurements, Impedance spectroscopy of soft materials (ferroelectric liquid crystals), Dielectric relaxation models, Electro-optical characterization techniques.
Mechanical characterization: Introduction to strength of materials, Generalized Hooke's law, Lame's constant, Elastic modulus, Bulk modulus, Bending of beams, Fiexural strength, Torsional moment, Applications to real world problems, Tension. Compression, Hardness, Impact toughness, Fracture toughness, Creep and Tribology.
AcSIR-39-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Materials ProcessingFundamental aspects of processing, testing, and phase transformations in materials, Introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics, Basic crystallography, Phase equilibria, Phase diagrams, Thermodynamics of transformations, Ellingham diagram, Free-energy vs composition curves in relation to phase diagrams, Theory of nucleation and growth kinetics, Diffusion in metals and materials, Precipitation hardening, Stress and size induced phase transformations, Shape memory effect, Linear-elastic fracture mechanics, Fatigue, Creep, Superplasticity.
Metal Processing (ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and surface engineering): Advanced mineral processing techniques, Extractive metallurgy, Titanium based materials and its applications, Rare earth metals and its applications, Waste recycling techniques, Basics of modelling and simulation for mineral beneficiation, Plasma metallurgy for special applications. Microstructural evolution, Solidification, Nucleation and growth kinetics, Induction melting, Zone refining, Czechrolski method, Solidification of metals and alloys, Gating and risering of castings, Metal filtration, Special casting techniques, Fettling and heat-treatment of castings, Casting defects, Joining methods, Development of functional and functionally gradient materials, Cellular structures, Metallic foams, Thin films and coatings.
Ceramics Processing: Concept of mono-dispersed submicron ceramic powder, Solid state reaction, Kinetic and thermodynamic considerations, Powders from chemical solutions, Co-precipitation, Flydrothermal and solvothermal synthesis, Sol-gel techniques, Advanced forming processes, Hot pressing, Isostatic pressing, Tape casting, Gel casting, Chemical vapour deposition, Coating processing, Plasma processing and plasma synthesis, Sintering, Driving force of sintering, Vitreous sintering, Mass transport mechanism during sintering, Sintering models, Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation and crystal growth.
Glass: Definition, ion-crystalline solids & glasses, Glass formation from solid, liquid and gaseous phases, Effects of different oxides on glass properties, Quenching synthesis, Refining of glass, Annealing, Thermal treatment, Chemical treatment, Optical fibre glass production & processes. Glass ceramics- fabrication, Advantages of glass ceramic formation, properties and applications.
Polymer processing: Plastic processing, Extrusion, Injection moulding, Blow moulding, Thermoforming,
Polymer synthesis: Condensation polymerization, Addition polymerization (radical polymerization, ionic and coordination polymerization), Copolymerization, Polymerization conditions and polymer reactions, Processing of engineering Thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, Structure-property relationship.
Composite materials processing: Constituents and types of composites, Metal matrix composite, Polymer matrix composites, Ceramic matrix composites, Fiber-reinforced polymers, Molding, Autoclave molding, Bag moulding, Resin transfer moulding, Compression moulding, Casting, Pultrusion, Filament Winding, Smart composites, Functionally graded composites and multimaterials.
Nanomaterials processing: Historical perspective of nanoparticle, Classification of nanomaterials, Nanorods and nanotubes, Synthesis of nanomaterial, Quantum Dots.
CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and TechnologyCSIR-NIISTThin films processing: Thin films and their importance, Essential fundamental aspects-thin-film nucleation, Growth process, Sticking coefficients, Surface bombardment rate, Thin film growth models- Adsorption, Thermal accommodation, Van der Waals forces, Lifetime of adsorbed species, Surface diffusion, Chemisorptions, Film growth modes: Capillary theory of nucleation and growth, Coalescence processes, Defects formation in thin films, Effect of stress, Epitaxy, Environment for film growth, Vacuum requirements for film growth, Relationships between deposition parameters and film properties. Thin film techniques: Thermal evaporation, Spin-coating, Sputtering, Chemical Vapour deposition, Electro vapour deposition, Ion beam sputtering, Pulsed laser ablation, Molecular beam epitaxy.
Advanced materials synthesis: Solid freeform fabrication, Thick films and thin films, Screen printing, Inkjet printing, Sputter coating DC and RF sputtering, Chemical vapour deposition of ceramics, Electro vapour deposition, Ceramic membrane processing, Templated synthesis of nanostructures, Nanofabrication, Lithography, Pattern transfer, Layer-by-layer self-assembly, Nano-contact printing and writing.
Soft material and device fabrication: Importance of soft materials, Structure and classification of mesophases, Symmetry and order parameter, Phase identification, Dielectric and electro-optical properties of liquid crystals (LC), Ferroelectric LC, LC based device fabrication, Testing of LC material properties, Elucidating dielectric and electro-optical parameters, Applications of FLC.
AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Engineering MathematicsOrdinary Differential Equations of the First Order , Ordinary Linear Differential Equation, Laplace Transformation, Line and Surface Integrals. Integral Theorems, Matrices and Determinants (Systems of Linear Equations), Fourier Series and Integrals, Partial Differential Equations, Sequences and Series, Taylor and Laurent Series, Special Functions. Asymptotic Expansions.CSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreCSIR-SERC
AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseAdvanced Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering StructuresIntroduction to deformation behavior: Concept of stresses and strains, engineering stresses and strains, Different types of loading and temperature encountered in applications, Tensile Test - stress - strain response for metal, ceramic and polymer, elastic region, yield point, plastic deformation, necking and fracture, Bonding and Material Behaviour, theoretical estimates of yield strength in metals and ceramics; Yielding and Plastic Deformation: Hydrostatic and Deviatoric stress, Octahedral stress, yield criteria and yield surface, texture and distortion of yield surface, Limitation of engineering strain at large deformation, true stress and true strain, effective stress, effective strain, flow rules, strain hardening, Ramberg-Osgood equation, stress - strain relation in plasticity, plastic deformation of metals and polymers; Deformation under cyclic load – Fatigue: S-N curves, Low and high cycle fatigue, Life cycle prediction, Fatigue in metals, Notch effects, residual stress effects, fatigue under variable amplitude loading; Crack-tip Stress and Displacement Field Equations:Airy’s Stress Function for Mode-I, Westergaard Solution of Stress Field for Mode-I, Displacement Field for Mode-I, Relation between KI and GI, Stress Field in Mode-II, Generalised Westergaard Approach, William’s Eigen Function Approach, Multi-parameter Stress Field Equations, Validation of Multi-parameter Field Equations; Experimental Techniques: Fractrographic studies, Using special gauges, Photo Elasticity, Acoustic Emission techniques, Compliance Measurements , ACPD technique, Digital Image correlation.CSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreCSIR-SERC
AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseComputational Fluid DynamicsIntroduction: Conservation of mass, momentum and energy equations, Convective forms of the equations; Differential Equations: Parabolic, elliptic and hyperbolic equations, Boundary and initial conditions, Over view of numerical methods; Finite Difference Technique: Taylor series expansion, Integration over element, Local function method, Treatment of boundary conditions, Boundary layer treatment, Convergence criteria; Finite Volume Technique: Types of finite volume grids, Approximation of surface and volume integrals, Interpolation methods - central, upwind and hybrid formulations, Convection-diffusion problem; Methods of Solution: Iterative methods, Matrix inversion methods, ADI method; Time Integration Methods: Single and multilevel methods, Predictor corrector methods, Stability analysis, Applications to transient conduction and advection-diffusion problems; Numerical Grid Generation: Basics, Transformation and mapping; Navier-Stokes Equations: Explicit and implicit methods, SIMPLE based methods, Fractional step methods; Turbulence modeling: Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Large Eddy Simulation(LES) and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations (RANS).2CSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreCSIR-SERC
AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseFinite Element Technology –IIAdaptive refinement techniques: Introduction, definition of errors, various basic error estimators for linear static and dynamic analysis, superconvergence and optimal sampling points, superconvergent patch recovery. Finite element procedures for fracture Mechanics problems, introduction, various implementation techniques.
Nonlinear finite element analysis: Introduction, Advantages of linear analysis,necessity of nolinear analysis, Consequences of nonlinear analysis, examples of nonlinear stress analysis, components of nonlinear computational model, classification of sources of nonlinearity, geometric and material nonlinear analysis, brief introduction to different types of formulations for geometric nonlinear analysis. Geometrical nonlinear analysis: total Lagrangian and updated Lagrangian formulations for discrete elements and computer implementation, different strain measures, Brief review of continuum mechanics, geometrical nonlinear formulations and computer implementation for continuum elements. Basic plasticity: Introduction, one-dimensional elastic-Plastic analysis, Small strain plasticity relations, Elastic-Plastic analysis procedures, computer implementation.
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AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseMechanics of Wave PropagationSpectral Analysis and Frequency domain dynamic analysis: Introduction to frequency domain dynamic analysis, Pros and cons over time domain analysis, DFT, FFT, spectral analysis of wave motions, propagation and re-construction of waves, Group velocity, phase velocity. Uniform and Dispersive waves, Geometric damping for infinite elastic continua;Spectral finite elements: Simple axial rod, Euler Bernoulli beam, Timoshenko beam, Approximations due to various mass formulations in combination of static stiffness;Longitudinal wave propagation through rods: Rod theory, De-Alembert’s solution, Dissipation in rods, throw-off elements, reflections and transmissions, Pile integrity testing;Flexural wave propagation: Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, reflections of flexural waves from discrete masses and abrupt change in impedance, Impedance matching and mis-matching, non-destructive testing and inverse problems in wave propagation;Theory of Lamb waves: Lamb wave propagation, symmetric and un-symmetric modes and lamb wave propagation through composites; Acoustics: Introduction to wave propagation through fluid medium, Doppler effect, wave propagation under sonic, ultra-sonic ranges and EM waves;Seismic wave propagation: P and S waves, Surface waves, Rayleigh and Love waves, Hydrodynamic wave propagation, Tsunamis and Sieches (In-land water waves).2CSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreCSIR-SERC
AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseMulti-Scale Modelling of StructuresIntroduction to multiscale modelling and analysis:Computational modelling; Multiscale nature of materials; Importance of multiscale modelling; Identification of scales; Macro, meso, micro and nano scales - overview; Engineering Mechanics Principles; fundamentals of thermodynamics; Mechanics of materials; Micromechanics; Quantum mechanics; Essential continuum mechanics. Nano scale mechanics: Nanostructure; Mechanical Forces and Potential Energy, Nano computational Methods: Ab-initio simulations; Molecular Mechanics;

Energy minimization methods, Molecular Forces, Interatomic force and Potential function, Pseudo-potentials, Molecular Dynamics; Monte Carlo simulations; Nano structure of cementitious composites; CSH development; Nano experimentation. Micro and meso scale modelling and analysis: Microstructure features; particle based model; particle kinetics; hydration kinetics; phase reactions; particle expansion mechanism; Microstructural analysis; Lattice model principles and mechanics; implementation of heterogeneity; generation of uniform and random lattice structures; 2D and 3D lattice structure; generation of particle structure; fracture mechanics concepts; Concrete deterioration and fracture simulation; Hydration process of cement. Macro scale response: Features of macroscale; Mechanics of structures; Material models; FEM concepts; mechanical properties; cracking mechanism; prediction of cracks; modelling of concrete. Bridging techniques: Systematic upscaling: coarsening; Homogenization methods; Representative Volume Elements; Volume Averaging; Quasi-Continuum Method, Transport of parameters; Information exchange; Concurrent and sequential multiscale models; Application to response of brittle material to performance of structure; Bottom-up and top-down approaches
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AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseStochastic MechanicsIntroduction. Basic probability theory. Brownian motion and white noise. Stochastic Integrals, Ito's formula. Stochastic differential equations (SDE). Diffusion Processes. Stochastic stability. Introduction to numerical solution of SDE. Applications. 2CSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreCSIR-SERC
AcSIR-41-ES-AD-0083Advanced CourseUncertainty Handling in Engineering Decision MakingIntroduction: Basic Definitions; Examples; Different types of uncertainties; Exposure to formal frameworks for handling uncertainties; Application of Probability and Statistics in engineering decision making: Basic definitions of probability; random variables; Setting-up of framework for engineering decision making in the probabilistic/random environment; Statistical analysis of engineering data; Statistical decision making; Application of stochastic processes for engineering decision making : Basic definition of stochastic process; Some commonly used stochastic processes; Learning models for engineering decision making – learning in both stationary and non-stationary environment; Application of fuzzy sets in engineering decision making :Basic definition of fuzzy sets; Some commonly used fuzzy sets; Use of fuzzy stochastic models for engineering decision making; Handling of uncertainties using possibility and plausibility theories ; Introduction to application of game-theoretic approaches for engineering designs1CSIR-Structural Engineering Research CentreCSIR-SERC
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CourseScience, Technology & Innovation GovernanceIntroduction, STI ecosystem, Governance of Knowledge, Research, Research Data, Technology, and Innovation, Indian STI/ R&D funding and financing mechanism, Indian S&T funding
agencies/ schemes Institutional mechanism for S&T/R&D funding pattern and output- outcome analysis.
Introduction to Statistical Research Methods R&D Statistics & Indicators, Evaluation of research productivity, Ethics in STI. National S&T Policy, Regulatory frameworks, A global comparison of R&D intensity and output performance.
Science diplomacy, Industrial R&D system, S&T Entrepreneurships & Start-ups, Grassroots Innovation, High-tech innovation, STI and Sustainable Development Goals, State S & T Councils, Science academies
Science Policy Making and Policy Analysis, STI Policy: Perspectives, Methods and Skills for STI Studies; Public Perceptions of Science and Technology, Public Engagement in the Governance of Science
and Technology, Science and Technology for Socio -economic development
Managing Intellectual Property, Economics of Innovation, Strategies in STI management, Measurement of STI, Foresight and Strategic Planning, Infrastructure.
3CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. Gustavo Crespi and Gabriela Dutrénit, Science, Technology and Innovation Policies
for Development, Springer, 2014.
2. C.A. Tisdell, Science and Technology Policy: Priorities of Governments, Springer,
3. Pawan Sikka, Science Policy: New Strategies for India’s Modernization, Uppal
Publishing House, 2008.
4. A FRAMEWORK for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Reviews, United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development, United Nations, 2019.
5. The Role of Science, technology and Innovation policies to Foster the implementation
of the Sustainable Development Goals, Europian Commission, Editors: Enrico
Giovannini, Ingeborg Niestory, Mans Nilssson, Francoise Roure and Michel Spanos,
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0023Advanced CoursePopular Science WritingNeeds and objectives of popular science writing (PSW), Writing skill essentials: Grammar, Vocabulary, Structuring, Use of Tables and figures, Role of scientific and technical terminology in PSW, Characteristics of PSW, Making of a popular science write-up, Formats of PSW for various communication media (PRINT: Science News, feature, Article, Science Fiction, Science Poetry, interview etc.
Electronic/digital: Documentary, Short film, Phone-in, Radio feature, Radio/TV interview etc.
Social media: Blog/Facebook posts, Instagram stories, Podcast, AV programme, Storytel etc.)
Tips, limitations, challenges & precautions in PSW, Ethics in PSW, How to conduct an interview and its ground-work, Scope and career in PSW.
Famous popular science writers, Popular Science Magazines, channels, etc.
2CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. D. Blum, M. Knudson and R. M. Henig, A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official
Guide of the National Association of Science Writers, OUP USA, 2005.
2. Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, Oxford University
Press, 2008.
3. N. P. Choubey & Sushma, Science Communication, Peoples Council of Education, 2009.
4. H. J. Khan, Gauhar Raza, Surjit Singh & S. Mahanti (Editors), Quest for Scientific
temper, CSIR-NISCAIR, 2012
5. Manoj Patairiya, Vigyan Sanchar, Takshashila Prakashan, 2001.
6. R. D. Sharma, Vigyan aur Krishi Patrakarita, Vigyan Prasar, 2012.
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0033Advanced CourseScience CommunicationScience & History & development of Science, Science and History of Science in India, Modern Science and the Scientific Method, A discussion on hypothesis, experimentation, criteria for experimentation, theorizing, and the open-ended nature of the scientific quest, Science in other Cultures, Interdependence of Science and Technology, Science and the Public, Discussion on the need for an informed public in a democracy about S&T, Science policy and research funding, S&T and development, Technology Communication: Concept, history, need and objectives.
Science Communication: History of Science communication, Science communication in India: past and present scenario, Science Organizations, Fundamentals of Science communication, How to Communicate Science: Thumb rules (Framework as per medium and format, authentic science, science should not be diluted, balance between science and communication components, reference within the text, minimal use of technical jargon, interesting & easy to understand language, attractive title, analogy from daily life for explanation etc.)
Entrepreneurship in Science communication, Role of communication in science, Importance of IT in communication, Introduction to popular science communication in the broader contexts of (a) the role of communication in science, and (b) the cultural, practical and policy related role of science communication in wider society, Providing intellectual resources for constructive critical analysis of popular science communication in a variety of real-world settings, Cultivation of practical communication skills, with particular emphasis on effective speaking, writing and exhibiting on scientific and science-related topics to a variety of audiences, Providing students with a range of resources and skills for effective communication of complex
material, along with the opportunity to undertake a substantial practical project in either science writing or science exhibiting. Science outreach.
Introduction to Education and Public Outreach (EPO or E/PO), basic guidelines of EPO, importance of publication in EPO, connecting to the public via publications, seminars, discussions, lectures etc, organizing workshop for teachers and students.
Communicating science to differently abled (speech, sign language, writing (print or braille), picture communication systems, and tactile communication systems).
2CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. J. V. Vilanilam, Science Communication and Development, SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd., 1993.
2. Grant Allen and Sam Illingworth, Effective Science Communication: A Practical Guide to Surviving as a Scientist, IOP Publishing, 2016.
3. Craig Cormick, The Science of Communicating Science: The Ultimate Guide, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, 2019.
4. Sarah R. Davies and Maja Horst, Science Communication Culture, Identity and Citizenship, Palgrave Macmillan, 1st edition, 2016.
5. Anthony Wilson (Editor), Handbook of Science Communication, CRC Press, 1998.
6. Pallava, Bagla and V.V. Binoy (Editors), Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology Lessons from India, Springer Singapore, 2017.
7. Richard Holliman, Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age: Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media, Oxford University Press; 1st edition, 2008.
8. Martin W. Bauer, Journalism, Science and Society: Science Communication Between News and Public Relations, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008.
9. Richard Holliman, Practising Science Communication in the Information Age: Theorizing Professional Practices, Oxford University Press, 2009.
10. David J. Bennett and Richard C. Jennings, Successful Science Communication, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
11. Charles Pavitt, The Philosophy Of Science And Communication Theory, Nova Science Pub Inc., 2001.
12. Craig Van Slyke, Information Communication Technologies: concepts, methodologies, tools and applications, Information Science Reference, 1st edition, 2008.
13. Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Vigyan Evam Praudyogiki Sanchar (Hindi), Prabhat Prakashan; 1st edition, 2010.
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0043Advanced CourseCommunicating Science through Social MediaDigital Communication Technology, Background & Historyof Social Media Literacy: Communicating appropriately and responsibly, Impact of Internet on Society, Stakeholders of Social Media, Identifying and Exploring Social Media, Online Tools for Social Media Communication, Social Media Policies and Management, Direct Communication with the audience, Search Engines and Mobile Media, Collaboration, Community and Communication, Long term sustenance of audience.
Social Media and Analytics: Measuring the Impact, Security and Privacy, Case studies of popular social media sites involved in Science Communication and Information Dissemination,
Exposure on Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Podcasts, Youtube etc.
2CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data,
Law and Ethics, Taylor & Francis, 2017
2. Connie M. White, Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management:
Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies, Routledge, 2011
3. Graham Meikle, Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility, Routledge, 2016
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0053Advanced CourseScience JournalismScience journalism: Historical and present perspective, understanding science, fundamentals of science journalism, analysis of work done by some notable science journalists, understanding your role of as science journalists, importance of science journalism, Science Journalism and Mass Media, Role of various forms of mass media in science journalism, Print Media, Audio/Visual Media, Folk Media, Interactive Media, Digital Media, Business writing, Brochures, Technical Brochures. Scientific Writing/Technical Writing: Trends in science writing/ reporting, reporting and researching techniques, finding expert sources, interviewing and working with archives, developing beats and conducting quantitative analyses, techniques of scientific writing, technology tools, multimedia and digital publications fo r science writers, contemporary science writing: creative and professional forms, science narratives writing. Thesis and Careers in Science Writing, Independent Study in Science Writing, Role of Social media in Science Journalism and Outreach, Ethics and neutrality in Science Journalism. Projects: Develop article ideas suitable for a range of science publications, Source information, conduct research and carry out effective interviews, Cover briefings, meetings, conferences, protests and other science events, Write articles and features on science topics for digital and print publications, Apply media law and ethics to the world of science journalism. Advanced Science Documentary Popularization of Science in India, Types of Science Writing, Research Paper Writing, Writing for Magazines, Newsletters & Newspapers, Sources of Science Reporting, What Makes a Good Article, Challenges in Science Writing, Editing, Publishing & Copyright. IT Tools in Science Writing, Assignments (Writing Research Paper, News report, Feature Article, Conference Report Interview, Letter to Editor and Editing).2CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. Martin W. Bauer and Massimiano Bucchi, Journalism, Science and Society: Science Communication Between News and Public Relations, Taylor & Francis, 2007
2. Nature, Special Issue on Science Journalism. Available online at:
3. Filak Vincent F (ed), Convergent Journalism: an introduction, Focal Press, 2015
4. Boyd, Andrew, Broadcast Journalism (5th edition), Focal Press, 2003
5. Bradshaw P & Rohumaa L, The Online Journalism Handbook, Pearson, 2011
6. Bull A, Multimedia Journalism - a practical guide, Routledge, 2010
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAudio Visual Media and Science Film ProductionAudio science documentary film production and its significance in communicating science. Introduction to the methods developed for studying the fiction, documentary and experimental audio-visual film over the past 100 years. A close analysis and interpretation of the social function and cultural value of science and natural history films, with a particular emphasis for broadcast nationally and internationally. Introduction to the critical methodologies necessary for intelligently interrogating the representations of science and technology in print and media.
Basic field production techniques in audio, video, sound, and editing. Training in digital video, 16mm cinematography, analogue and hard -disk sound recording, and digital nonlinear editing.
Advanced audio and video cinematography techniques. The course will include advanced lighting, camera movement, narrative uses of the camera.
Unique post-production requirements for contemporary documentary film and video.
3CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. Eve Light Honthaner, The Complete Film Production Handbook, Focal Press (Fourth
Edition), 2010.
2. Bastian Cleve, Film Production Management, Focal Press (Third Edition), 2005.
3. Alka Agrawal, Making Movies: Scientists as Filmmakers, Science, AAAS, 2001.
AcSIR-42-MIS-AD-0073Advanced CourseResearch CommunicationPrinciples of academic communication, Structure of a postgraduate dissertation or thesis, and ‘signposting’ in writing.
Introductions and signposting: Investigating the introductions to theses and proposals, thinking about titles, and more on signposting.
Literature review: Key strategies in writing literature reviews, using references appropriately, and scaffolding arguments and ideas through the use of key words.
Research proposals and citation systems: Structure of a research proposal, citation systems, and work on your own research proposal.
Analysis of research findings and interpretation
Finishing touches: Writing conclusions, summarizing findings, discussing limitations and significance
How to prepare/write a research paper, review article etc.
Presenting research work: Power point presentation and making formal presentations on research topics in seminars and conferences.
2CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information ResourcesCSIR-NISCAIRReferences:
1. David H Jonassen, Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and
Technology, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.
2. Philip Gaunt, Beyond Agendas: New Directions in Communication Research
(Contributions to the Study of Mass Media & Communications), 1993.
3. Laura J. Gurak and Mary M. Lay. Research in Technical Communication, 2002.
4. Dan O’Hair and Gary L. Kreps, Applied Communication Theory and Research, 2013.
5. Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly, A Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication
Journals, 3rd Edition, 2014.
6. Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel, How to write & publish a scientific paper, 7th
edition, 2011.
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseCoal Geology and Organic PetrologyMethods 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 ion-exchange 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.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAnalytical Techniques for Coal and DerivativesAnalytical techniques for analysis of coal, fly ash, minerals, tar. Instrumental analysis: GC; XRD, XRF, DSC/ DTA-TG, STA, TPR/ TPO/ TPD/ Pulse chemisorptions, particle size analysis, BET surface area, flame photometry AAS, ICP, CHNS, INAA, MS hyphenated techniques, FTIR, NMR, SEM-EDX, TEM, TMA, CSR/CRI.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0033Advanced CourseCoal BeneficiationIntroduction, sampling and sample preparation, size reduction; screening and classification; Fundamentals of coal washability, development of washabiilty curves, interpretation of washability data, Separation process: dry coal beneficiation, coarse coal beneficiation, fine coal beneficiation, efficiency testing of gravity concentrators, solid- liquid/dewatering separation and types, flocculation, thermal drying; chemicals in coal preparation, process control and instrumentation, materials handling and transportation; blending and homogenization, testing of coal for end users, economics of coal preparation, waste disposal and environmental factors, computer applications-modelling & simulation, development of flow sheet, plant design and layout, process equipment selection, plant performance testing, coal washing practices in India.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseCombustion Science and TechnologyPrinciple of coal combustion, oxidation and combustion, combustion process, kinetics of combustion, thermodynamics of combustion process, flame, flame temperature and velocity. Coal combustion technology – conventional and advanced, combustion behaviour of coal – laboratory, bench and pilot scale. Impact of coal quality parameters including petrography on combustion, spontaneous combustion of coal. Oxy fuel combustion, co-combustion, chemical looping combustion, super critical and ultra super critical boiler technology. Combustion products- solids and gases, pollution from coal combustion. Ash deposition characteristics, utilization of fly ash, trace and heavy metals pollution from coal combustion.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseCoal GasificationIntroduction: chemistry of gasification; pyrolysis; char gasification; factors affecting gasification and kinetics; gasification processes; coal properties on gasification; fluidization; fluidized bed gasifier design; types of gasifiers; major gasification technologies; gasification of high ash Indian coals; gasification applications; syn gas cleaning; present status of international and national gasification scenario.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseCoal to Liquid (CTL) TechnologyBasics of catalysis, different types of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalysts, design, development and synthesis of FT catalysts, historical development of CTL Technology, direct liquefaction (Bergius Process); syngas conversions; Indirect Liquefaction (FT Synthesis); FT reactor design and development, modified FT processes, case studies of CTL plants, bench & pilot scale investigations.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseCoal CarbonizationCaking and coking coals; characteristics; significance of proximate analysis and thermal rheological properties; role of macerals; coal blending for coke making; carbonization at various temperature; thermal characteristics of coal and mechanism of coke formation; design and types of coke oven; cooling / quenching of coke; coke oven by-products; pollution in coke industries and its abetment, operation and troubleshooting in coke oven industries; characterization and evaluation of coke; carbonization technology for future generation and utilization of low grade coal for coke making: stamp charging, partial briquette charging, selective crushing.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0083Advanced CourseCoal,Energy and Environmental BiotechnologyIntroduction ; structure of low rank coal and biomass (lignin & cellulose, hemicellulose etc), microbial techniques; microbial diversity and characteristic features; microbial classification; extremophiles; bioinstrumentation; fermentation technology; microbial physiology; microbial metabolism; microbial genetics; enzyme technology; bioreactors and application; bio-cleaning, bio-desulphurization of coal, bio-methanation and bio-liquefaction of coal, environmental microbial technology; biostatistics.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0093Advanced CourseEnvironmental Management in Coal IndustryMicrobial diversity and characteristic features; microbial classification; extremophiles; bioinstrumentation; fermentation technology; microbial physiology; microbial metabolism; microbial genetics; enzyme technology; bioreactors and application; bio-cleaning, bio-desulphurization of coal, bio-methanation and bio-liquefaction of coal, environmental microbial technology; biostatistics.3CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0103Advanced CourseManagement of Soil, Water & Air Pollution in Coal IndustrySoil: concept, properties, classification. Soil pollution; soil erosion and conservation; soil quality assessment, reclamation of coal mine spoil. Source and characteristics of wastewater, sampling and analysis, fundamentals of water treatment, physical, chemical and biological processes and design parameters, sludge stabilization, effluent disposal and reuse, Recycling of water in coal washery, recovery of coal fines. Air pollution; sources; abiotic, biotic and gaseous pollutants; air sampling and monitoring techniques; ambient air and stack monitoring; qualitative and quantitative analyses; environmental health hazards; abatement strategies.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-CS-AD-0113Advanced CourseGHG Emission and Clean Development StrategiesKyoto protocol, national and international protocols and guidelines. Climate change issues. Tire-I, Tire-II and Tier -III, approach for GHG emission estimates. Estimation of GHGs in mining and industrial sectors; flue gas cleaning. Carbon footprints and carbon market, CO2-capture & storage. Uncertainties in emission estimates, development of country specific NCV and CEF for different types of coal and lignite. Clean development mechanism (CDM); sectors eligible for CDM; national CDM authority and guidelines.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Numerical Simulation for Design of Underground Mining StructuresGeneral principles of design of underground mining structure; Design process for excavation in rocks; Influence of geological structures on design; Collections, preparation, and evaluation of in situ and laboratory data for underground excavation design; Use of rock mass rating systems for site characterization and excavation design; Design of support and reinforcement systems; Design methods of different openings in massive, stratified and jointed rock; Analysis of stress and rock mass deformations around excavations using numeri¬cal method; Application of different numerical modelling methods and software for design of underground mining structures; Demonstration of concepts using various case studies.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0023Advanced CourseEnvironmental Monitoring and InstrumentationEnvironmental sampling, need, scope and approaches; concentration units, precision, accuracy and recovery, detection and quantization limits, standard calibration curves. Fundamentals, purpose and types of sample preparation for trace elements and organics; principles of gravimetry, titrimetry, colorimetry, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, XRF, XRD, flame photometry, TLC, GC, ICP-OES, GC-MS; AAF/ICP-MS and Chromatograph; Analysis and interpretation of environmentakl, case studies.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0033Advanced CourseMine Air Emissions Monitoring and Control EngineeringMining and fugitive emission and control system: Techniques of identification and assessment of Quantum of emissions in mining operations and suitable control devices like condensers, spray systems, scrubbers, cyclones, ESP(s) bag filters etc.; Design techniques of air pollution control systems, International treaties related to air emissions and preparation of cost estimates; Air Quality Modelling in prediction of dispersion of pollutants in mining operations and related techniques for point, area and line sources.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0043Advanced CourseMine ClosurePurpose of mine closure; Designing, planning and financing closure; Stakeholder engagement and community development; Mine site reclamation and rehabilitation; Phytostabilisation and phytoremediation; Soil ecology and biodiversity; Cover design; Construction and monitoring; Tailings deposit closure; Mining legacies and relinquishment; Mining for Closure: Policies, practises and guidelines for sustainable mining and closure of mines; Mine closure case studies.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0053Advanced CourseMine Fire and MitigationsTypes of Fire; Spontaneous combustion; Mechanism of spontaneous heating of coal; Categorisation of Coal in respect of susceptibility of spontaneous combustion; Role of moisture and V.M.; Fire risk assessment; Detection and assessment of spontaneous heating/fire; Gas hazards; Methods of sampling of gases from fire area; Mine gas Analysis; Thermo-compositional Investigation; Environmental affects due to fire; Fire prevention and combating in underground coal mines; Fire combat methods; Dealing with long standing fires. Surface Fire: Fire in virgin coal bench, developed pillars worked by opencast method, Coal Stock, Overburden dump fire, Causes and techniques for prevention and control; Fire fighting equipment.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0063Advanced CourseOpen Pit Slope Design EngineeringPhysical Characterization of discontinuities; Geomechanical Properties of slope mass; Groundwater condition and its measurement; Basic Mechanics of slope stability; Slope stability in rock slopes: Plane, wedge and toppling failures; Slope stability in soil and weathered slopes: Circular failure; Influence of blasting and damage control; Slope monitoring; Remedial measures: Influence of shape of slope face, slope water depressurization, Surface protection of slopes, control of rock falls.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-43-ES-AD-0073Advanced CourseWater Resource Management in Mining AreasSource and occurrence of waters in mines; water problems, mine inundation and preventive measures; mine water chemistry, source of mine water contaminants and their natural attenuation; acid mine drainage its cause and effects; mine water treatment processes; water makeup, mine dewatering processes and environmental impacts of dewatering and their mitigation; water problems and legislation in mines; Water use and demand in coal industries. Water pollution monitoring and management. Techniques of analysis and description of hydrological data related to mining, aquifer characteristics like permeability, transmissivity estimation of ground water potential and impact of withdrawal of ground water in mining.2CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel ResearchCSIR-CIMFR
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CoursePatentability Criteria – United StatesUSC 101, 102, 103, 112 Patentable Subject Matter (§101) Novelty (§102)- Prior art-Anticipation 35 USC 102, Verdegaal Bros. v. Union Oil Co. of California, 814 F.2d 628, 631 (Fed. Cir. 1987) Obviousness (103); person of "ordinary skill"; TSM; Differences with prior art, Graham v. John Deere Co Specification (§112) Written description requirement, Enablement requirement, Best mode US - Enablement, Written Antecedent basis in claims, Definite and Indefinite claims.2CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIP
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0023Advanced CoursePatentability Criteria – Europe and IndiaIndia Section 2, Non-patentable inventions Sec 3,and Sec 4, Non obviousness criteria under Indian Patent Act.2(1)(ja), Inventive step as ground of opposition section 25 (1)(e) and 25 (2)(e) and for revocation under section 64 (1)(f) of the Act Case Law Interpretation on Inventive step: Bishwanath Prasad Radhey Shyam v. Hindustan Metal Industries; Asian Electronics Ltd. Vs. Havells India Limited
Case law interpretation on Obviousness: Novartis v. Union of India (Pharma Patent Policy Sec 3d)
MPPP Chap 3
Enablement requirement: India- Sec 10(4).
Patentability Criteria (Europe)
Novelty- Non obviousness Requirement - Europe perspectives
Europe - Article 52 EPC with Article 56 EPC, Technical effect
Enablement requirement Europe - Article 83 EPC.
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AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0033Advanced CoursePriority right – US, Europe and India PerspectiveIntroduction to patent priority system, What is right of priority for patents, Origin of the Patent priority system, Paris Convention [United States], Types of applications based on Priorities, Continuation, Divisional (35 USC 121), Continuation-In-Part (CIP)s
[Europe] - Divisional Applications, Right to claim priority
[India] - Divisional Applications (Sec 16), Patent of Addition (Sec 54,55,56) Priority Dates of claims of complete specification (Sec 11) , MPPP (Chap 7).
PCT National Phase Application Sec 39 (118) Rule 4, International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under PCT filing.
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AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced Patent SearchingSearching on Patent Databases, Introduction & scope of databases on Scifinder platform, Classic STN: STN, Basic search, Caplus database: Introduction to CAPLUS (Chemical Abstracts), Content & coverage of caplus database, Different search fields and commands used to analyse data, Introduction to Derwent file: DWPI/WPIX., Derwent manual codes, PACO codes for assignees, Introduction to New STN/STNext platform, Different search fields and commands used to analyse data, Live Demonstration on database for practice,One patentability report to be prepared using advanced searching technique/databases.2CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIP
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0053Advanced CoursePatent InfringementStatutes: Types of Infringement, Infringement Analysis in different jurisdiction and countries, Prosecution History Estoppel II, Markman Hearing, Europe India - IPAB (Sec116), FER, Defense available for Infringement (35 USC Chap 29), Damages/Remedies (35 SC 284)
India (Sec 107, 108).
Grounds of Opposition, Inter partes review/Post grant review (USC Chap 31, 32)
Indian Patent Act, Opposition Proceedings (MPPP ch10, 11)
Pre and Post grant oppositions: section 25(1) and 25(2)
Analysis of a patent litigation case in US or India to be done as an assignment/practice
3CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIPReferences:
1. Comparative Patent Remedies: A Legal and Economic Analysis 1st Edition - Prof. Thomas F. Cotte Oxford University Press (SBN-13: 978-0199840656)
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePatent ValuationIntroduction to patent valuation, Why IP valuation, What is IP valuation, Definition, Examples of commercialization and exploitation of patents
Valuation techniques (Qualitative and Quantitative), Qualitative indicators/Quality of a patent, Quantitative preparing for the valuation, Approaches for valuation, Income method, Cost based, market based method, Strategies for filing a patent.
Valuation during licensing, Early stage valuation by investors.
One techno-commercial evaluation report to be prepared for a technology/patented invention before comprehensive examination by considering the qualitative indicators.
3CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIPReferences:
1. Patent Valuation: Improving Decision Making through Analysis by William J. Murphy, John L. Orcutt, Paul C. Remus
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0073Advanced CourseIP ManagementOverview of IP systems: Patent power, What is a patent, Types of patents, Why patent, How does the patent system work?, Types of applications, Common myths about patents (duration, ownership, freedom to practice, secrecy, global patent, geographical boundaries), Infringement, Damage awards, Industry structure and importance of patent, Leveraging patents as financial assets, Perils of ignoring patents, IP savvy organizations.
Requirement of a patent, Criteria for patenting, Subject matter, Novelty, non obviousness, Utility, Enablement, Best mode, Definiteness, Unity of inventions, Inventorship, Statutes, Interpretation, Infringement , Case studies.
Abstract, Specification, Written description, Claims, Independent and dependent claims, Swiss claims, Length of a document, Claim drafting with file Estoppel in mind, Capturing invention.
Should a patent be filed?, Where to file, Criteria, When to file?, Timing and filing, Foreign filings, PCT route, Drafting the application, USPTO procedures, Manipulating patent filing and prosecution process, Maintaining secrecy for longer, Fighting competition, Importance of record keeping.
Goals of patent strategy, Types of strategies, Shield and sword patents, Protecting markets, Company and future, Protecting single invention, Multiple inventions, Bracketing, clustering and fencing, Strategy for existing products, Patent investment strategies for commercializing technology, Aligning patent strategy with business strategy, Business driven patenting strategy extending the life of invention, Transferring IP assets to business assets, Invention, product and market considerations, Market economies and technology density considerations, Organizing patent portfolio, Enhancing patent quality, Patent cost management – Benchmarking patent strategy against competition, Patent strategy for long term growth, Patent strategy for building corporate assets and exploiting the same, Case studies.
Conventional flow path for product development, Gaps analysis for R&D planning, New model, From pure research to commercial development, Market pull vs. research push.
Role of IP in M&A decisions, IP due diligence for M&A, Negotiating value – Case studies
Approaches to exploiting IP, When licensing is the preferred option, Rationale for licensing, Objectives of licensing, Carrot and stick licensing, Licensing decision, Factors governing licensing and financial compensation, Approaches to IP valuations, Sharing profits, Cost based valuations, Market based valuations, Industry standards, Researching the markets and targets, Scope of licensing, Exclusive/ non exclusive, territories, duration, non competitive clauses Sublicensing, Improvements, Cross licensing, Preparing for negotiations, Steps and processes for negotiation, Responsibilities of the licensor and licensee, Draft agreements, Typical drafts, Licensing as a business strategy in chemical industry, Licensing practices at leading companies, Trends in IP and licensing management, Case studies.
Levels of IP exploitation in organization, Moving up the value chain, Organization, From filing to transacting, Transformation at Xerox, Dow Chemicals, P&G.
2CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIPReferences:
1. Rivette, K.G. - Rembrandts in the attic: unlocking the hidden value of Patents –-Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2000
2. Knight,H.J. - Patent strategy: for researchers and research managers -Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 2001
3. Goldstein, A.N. Ed. - Patent law for scientists and engineers - Boca Raton: Taylor and Francis, 2005
4. Junghans, C. - Intellectual property management: a guide for scientists, engineers, financers and managers - Weinheim: Wiley Vch, 2006
5. Miller, C.P. - Chemist's companion guide to patent law - Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2010
6. Alexander I. Poltorak, Paul J. Lerner - Essentials of Intellectual Property - John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2002. ISBN: 9780471209423
7. Ganguli, Prabuddha - Gearing up for patents: The Indian scenario - Universities Press (India) Limited, 1998. ISBN: 8173711054
8. Junghans, C.; Levy, Adam - Intellectual property management: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers, Financiers and Managers - Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2006. ISBN: 9783527312863
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0083Advanced CourseR&D ManagementConceptual framework of R&D management, Origins of industrial R&D, The industrial R&D process, Changing role of R&D in industry, Role of R&D in technological innovation, Implications for R&D strategy, Formulating R&D strategy, Evolution of corporate R&D, Centralized vs decentralized R&D, Organizational structure for R&D, Input and output oriented structures, Critical activities of R&D function, Role of leadership, Components of R&D organization, Make vs buy decision, R&D project management, R&D project portfolio, Resource allocation for R&D, Managing value and risk in R&D portfolio Aligning R&D portfolio with business strategy, Planning directed basic research, Globalization of R&D, Implications for corporate R&D, Coordinating multi locational R&D Location strategies, Global R&D centres in India From first to fourth generation R&D, Project selection and evaluation, Evaluation of R&D performance, R&D performance metrics, R&D performance effectiveness and impact, Decision support systems for R&D project management, Terminating R&D projects, Post project evaluation and learning, Trends in R&D management, Open Innovation, Working with national innovation systems, Directed basic research with universities, Managing R&D collaborations, Issues in value based R&D Case studies in R&D management, 3M, DuPont, GE, P&G , Merck.2CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIPReferences:
1 Saunders, J.H. - Careers in industrial research and development - 1974
2 White, P.A.F. - Effective management of research and development - 1975
3 Rawat, A. - Management of corporate R & D and innovation - Global Business Press, Delhi, 1995
4 Bamfield, P. - Research and development management in the chemical industry –
Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh, Weinheim, 1996
5 Cohan,P.S. - Technology leaders: How America's most profitable high tech companies innovate their way to success - Jossey Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1997
6 Chiesa,V. - R and D strategy and organization: managing technical change in dynamic contexts - London: Imperial College Press, 2001
7 Martin, M.J.C. - Managing innovation and entreneurship in technology based firms -
Wiley Interscience, New York, 1994
8 Miller, W.L. - Fourth generation R and D: managing knowledge, technology and innovation - John Wiley And Sons Inc, New York, 1999
9 Reddy, P. - Globalization of corporate R & D: implications for innovation systems in host countries - Routledge, London, 2000
10 Harvard Business School - Harvard business review on managing projects - Harvard Business School Press, Boston, 2005
AcSIR-44-MIS-AD-0093Advanced CourseTechnology ManagementConcept and framework of technology management, Strategic role and scope of technology management, Technology life cycles and flow processes, S curves in technological progress, Technology push vs. market pull, Product life cycles, Technology diffusion, Technology environment, Industry structure, Organizational structure, Resources, Competitive advantage at firm and national level.
Product, technology and business strategy, Aligning strategies Positioning approach, Resource based approach, Rationalist and incrementalist approach, Technology selection, Timing, Acquisition or development, Make vs. buy decision, Types of technology strategies.
Models of technology growth and diffusion, Forecasting techniques and tools, Managing forecasting process, Case studies from industries, Technology monitoring, Trend analysis techniques and tools, Simulation and scenario building, Economic forecasting and analysis, Forecasting directions and changes, Forecasting technological discontinuities and change.
Mapping technological environment, Competitor activities, Assessing technological positions, Technology analysis, Technology base of the firm, Technology planning and business strategy, Planning process, Case studies from chemical industries.
Profit sharing, Cost basis, Market basis, Economic assessment, DCF analysis to estimate present value.
Modalities of acquisition, Joint ventures, Outsourcing, Licensing, Discipline of acquisition, Role of management, Factors influencing managerial decision, Selecting partners, Case studies.
Licensing decision, Licensing strategies, Due diligence prior to licensing, Licensing agreements, Negotiating and drafting, Model agreement, Post licensing activities, Licensing from universities, Case studies.
Technology transfer, Technology management case studies, Developing technology managers.
2CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information ProductsCSIR-URDIPReferences:
1. Gaynor,G.H._Ed. - Handbook of technology management - Mc-Graw Hill, New York,1996
2. Betz, F - Strategic technology management - Mc-Graw Hill, Inc., New York, 1993
3. Boer, F.P. - Valuation of technology: business and financial issues in R and D - John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1999
4. Megantz, R.C. - Technology management: developing and implementing effective licensing programs - John Wiley and Sons, New York , 2002
5. Khalil, T.M. - Management of technology - Mc Graw Hill Book Co., Singapore, 2000
6. Narayanan, V.K. - Managing technology and innovation for competitive advantage - Pearson Education Inc., Delhi, 2001
7. Szakonyi, R. Ed - Technology management, Auerbach, 1999
8. Porter, A.L. - Forecasting and management of technology - Wiley Interscience, New York, 1991
9. Martin, M.J.C - Managing innovation and entreneurship in technology based firms - Wiley Interscience, New York, 1994
10. Phaal, R. - T plan: the fast start to technology road mapping planning your route to success - Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 2001
AcSIR-45-ES-AD-0013Advanced CourseApplied Computational MethodsOrdinary Differential Equations, Initial Value Problems: Single step methods, Multi step methods, Boundary Value Problems: Shooting Method, Finite Difference Methods, Finite Element Method, Partial Differential Equations, Finite Difference Discretization, Finite difference treatment of 2nd order nonlinear PDE of parabolic, elliptic types, Hyperbolic problems, Higher Order Methods: Spectral Method, Pesudospectral Method.3CSIR-Fourth Paradigm InstituteCSIR-4PI
AcSIR-45-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced Information Security and PrivacyOne-way and trapdoor functions; encryption; authentication; symmetric cryptography, pseudo-random number generators, asymmetric cryptography: RSA cryptosystem, Message authentication and hash functions, Digital signatures, RSA digital signature scheme, Key distribution, Diffie-Hellman secret key exchange, Two-party and multi-party protocols, simultaneous secret exchange protocol, Neural and quantum cryptography, public key infrastructure, privacy aware security.2CSIR-Fourth Paradigm InstituteCSIR-4PI
AcSIR-45-MIS-AD-0023Advanced CourseWeather and Climate InformaticsEarth system overview: Introduction to geography and natural resources, Overview of fundamentals of Earth's climate, including greenhouse effect, water and chemical cycles, outstanding features of atmospheric and ocean circulation, and feedback between different system components. Exciting and contentious scientific puzzles of climate system, like causes of ice ages, greenhouse warming, IOD, El niño etc.
Observation, analysis, modelling, forecasting and validation: Statistical analysis in climate research: probability theory, Distribution of climate variables, concepts of statistical interference, statistical test of hypothesis, analysis of atmospheric circulation problems, Forecast quality evaluation.
Application of weather informatics: Real time flood forecasting, landslide prediction, forest fire, precision agriculture: planting and fertilizer application, demand for electricity and gas, aviation etc.
Climate Change and Climate Modeling: Global environmental issues in climate change due to human activities or natural climate variations. Climate and environmental change, understand how physical geography techniques can help quantify and understand these changes, learn how to work with climate data and simple models, analyze the potential impacts of environmental change on a range of sectors including agriculture, food, forestry, water resources, energy usage, rapid change caused by natural hazard processes and human health, and discuss potential mitigation and adaptation options.
Software Lab: Introduction to basic data analysis tools. Survey of numerical methods employed in atmospheric and related sciences: theory, application, and programming.
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AcSIR-45-MIS-AD-0033Advanced CourseNavigation Satellite System (GNSS) theory and its applications to GeosciencesIntroduction to GNSS geodesy, GNSS theory, GNSS reference frames, sources of errors and correction, positioning using GNSS observables, GNSS data collection, data processing and analysis, GNSS applications for Geoscience, Modelling of GNSS derived surface deformation.

Introduction to GNSS geodesy covers the state of art on Global Navigation Satellite systems, its components, geodesy, Military and Civil applications. GNSS reference frames: Introduction to celestial and terrestrial reference frames, Earth Centered Earth fixed reference frame and earths pole of rotation. Sources of errors and corrections: Introduction of positioning using GNSS satellites, errors involved covering orbit, clock errors, troposphere and ionosphere errors, miscellaneous errors. Positioning using GNSS observables: To determine the precise position and time, error correction, different types of positioning. GNSS data and processing theory: Models involved in data processing and analysis. GNSS applications to Geoscience: Surveying, continental deformation studies, landslide hazard mapping, Glacier dynamics, Volcano deformation, troposphere and ionosphere modeling, InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar), GIS (Geographical Information System) etc. Modelling of GNSS deformation: brief introduction of different kind of modeling techniques that are currently being used
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AcSIR-45-MIS-AD-0043Advanced CourseAdvanced Scientific ComputingHigh-performance sequential computing: Elementary concepts of modern computer architectures, Pipelining, Instruction level parallelism, cache performance, memory hierarchy, compiler optimization issues.
High Performance Computing: Motivating applications, parallel architectures, shared-memory parallel computing, distributed-memory parallel computing
Cloud computing: Introduction to Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service, Software as a service, Cloud applications
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AcSIR-45-MIS-AD-0053Advanced CourseAnalysis of Meteorology and Climate DataWeather and climate data storage formats (includes various regular and non regular ASCII formats for observational data and a range of self?describing gridded binary formats, including HDF, GRIB, netCDF), Data structure of meteorological and climate data. Algorithms for reading/writing in data format. Elementary statistics (Correlation, Regression, Epoch, Statistical Significance, etc.), Eigen mode analysis methods (EOFs, SVDs), Time series analysis (Autocorrelation, spectral analysis, filtering), Error and uncertainty analysis, Parametric vs. non-parametric methods, Extreme value analysis, Dynamical analysis (e.g. cyclone track statistics, EP fluxes), forecast verification, Diagnostic verification methods, Introduction to uses of GIS for Meteorological and climate analysis3CSIR-Fourth Paradigm InstituteCSIR-4PI
AcSIR-45-MIS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Machine LearningMachine Learning Basics and Statistical Modelling, Data Preprocessing, Supervised vs. Unsupervised Learning, Machine Learning and Deep Learning Algorithms, Time series Modelling, Ensemble Learning, Practical Examples.3CSIR-Fourth Paradigm InstituteCSIR-4PI
AcSIR-45-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseEarthquake and Volcano DeformationTheoretical concepts of earthquake faulting, Stress in crust, Mechanics of earthquakes, Rupture propagation, Earthquake clustering and migration, Coulomb stress loading, Crustal deformation cycle, Models of strain accumulation, Earthquake cycle and recurrence times, Observational techniques for strain and recurrence quantification, Qualitative and quantitative seismo-tectonic analysis, Mechanisms of various tectonic regime earthquakes, Slow and tsunamigenic earthquakes, Aseismic slip, Seismic coupling, Episodic tremor and slip, Induced seismicity, Mechanisms.
Volcanism: Basics, Structure and evolution of spherical magma chamber.
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AcSIR-45-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseGNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) Remote sensing and GeodesyGlobal Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as a remote sensing and geodetic tool, Use of signals from GNSS navigation satellites including US global positioning system(GPS) for remote sensing, Quantification of causative atmospheric parameters like Tropospheric Precipitable Water Vapour (TPWV), Ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC), Use of reflection of the GNSS signals for measuring soil moisture, ocean altimetry etc. Possibility of use of GNSS as a tool to sense seismic signals and Tsunami waves in open ocean, GNSS for geodetic studies.3CSIR-Fourth Paradigm InstituteCSIR-4PI
AcSIR-45-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseClimate Dynamics and ModelingBasic equations in atmospheric sciences, Overview of hierarchy of models. Numerical methods: Filtering problem, Finite difference techniques, Stability analysis, Spectral and semi-Lagrangian techniques. Overview of spectral and finite element models. Model physics: Parameterization of subgrid-scale processes. Coupled ocean-atmosphermodels.3CSIR-Fourth Paradigm InstituteCSIR-4PI
AcSIR-45-PS-AD-0043Advanced CourseTropical Meteorology and MonsoonBasics of tropical meteorology, Multiscale tropical weather systems, Trade winds, Hadley cell, Jet streams, Atmosphere and rotating systems.
Tropical convection: Tropical precipitation and spatio-temporal variation, Equatorial trough, ITCZ, Easterly waves, Convective systems, Conditional instability of first and second kind.
Monsoon: Monsoon over Asia, Australia and Africa, Monsoons over India, Heat lows, TCZs and monsoon trough, Onset and advance of monsoon, Active and break monsoon, Withdrawal of monsoon, Tibetan anti-cyclone, Mascarene high, Low level jet, Tropical Easterly jetstream, Monsoon Hadley circulation, Monsoon depression, Mid tropospheric cyclone, Monsoon and typhoons, Monsoon and orography.
Variability of monsoon: Intra-seasonal variation, ISOs and Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO), El-Nino and Southern oscillation (ENSO), Indian ocean dipole and EQUINOO, Inter annual variation (IAV), Monsoon and the ocean.
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AcSIR-45-PS-AD-0053Advanced CourseApplied Seismology and Seismic HazardBasic concepts of seismology, seismicity, wave propagation, seismic hazard assessment through ground motion modeling and microtremors. Seismotectonics: Earth and its interiors, Plate tectonics, Causes of earthquakes, Seismic waves, Earthquake magnitudes, Earthquake intensities, Seismicity patterns and tectonic settings, Seismogenic source zones in India. Earthquake sources and wave propagation: Introduction to fourier transform and its use in seismology, Double-couple force systems, Omega-square and Haskell source models, Directivity, Wave propagation and waveform modeling, Source parameters and teleseismic modeling, Source time function and fault slip, Wave propagation at regional distances, Empirical study of regional wave propagation.
Earthquake recurrence statistics: Earthquake magnitude and magnitude scales, Seismometry, Gutenberg-Richter relation, Maximum magnitude, Characteristic earthquake models, Maximum earthquake magnitudes, Relationship of seismological parameters to field geology parameters, Poisson vs. other models of earthquake recurrence
Seismic hazard analysis: Concept of earthquake hazard analysis, Ground motion modelling for hazard analyses, Role of attenuation law, Probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis, Uncertainties in hazard evaluation, Role of random scatter, Role of modeling uncertainty, Hazard deaggregation, site effects and ground motion modeling.
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AcSIR-64-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseBiostratigraphy and Sequence stratigraphyIntroduction, Purpose of Biostratigraphic Classification, Kinds of Biostratigraphic units, Significance of Fossils in Biostratigraphy, Biostratigraphic zones, Biomakers: Index and facies fossils, Age interpretation based on fossils, Key biostratigraphic Events on Earth History. Definition of sequence stratigraphy, Rationale: the need for formalization, Basic concepts, Sequence stratigraphic units: Sequence, Sequence stratigraphic units: Systems tracts, Parasequences, Sequence stratigraphic surfaces: Subaerial unconformity, Correlative conformities, Maximum flooding surface, Maximum regressive surface, Transgressive / Regressive surfaces.3DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
B.U. Haq. 1995. Sequence Stratigraphy And Depositional Response To Eustatic Tectonic And Climatic Forcing. Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 1)
Octavian Catuneanu. 2006. Principles Of Sequence Stratigraphy. pp 386.
Dominic Emery Keith Myers. 1996. Sequence Stratigraphy. pp 297.
AcSIR-64-BS-AD-0023Advanced CoursePalynology, phytoliths and palynofacies analysisIntroduction to Palynology; Natural history of palynomorphs; Spores/Pollen basic biology; Spores/Pollen basic morphology; Stratigraphic Palynology-Precambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician; Cambrian to Silurian Non-Marine Palynology; Devonian Palynology; Carboniferous/Permian Palynology; Permo-Triassic Palynofloras; Triassic-Jurassic Palynology; Jurassic-Cretaceous Palynology; Advent and diversification of Angiosperms; Evolution of dinoflagellates; Paleogene palynology; Neogene Palynology; Holocene Palynology; Production, dispersal, sedimentation and taphonomy of spores/pollen.
Introduction to Palynofacies, Nature of organic matter in sediments, Biological degradation and consumption of palynofacies matter, Preservation of Palynofacies, Origin and nature of: - Phytoclasts, Palynomorphs, Zoomorphs, Amorphous OM. Distribution of - Phytoclasts, Palynomorphs, Zoomorph, Amorphous OM. Classification of Kerogen, Perspective on palynofacies in depositional environment and sequence stratigraphic framework.
Basics of phytoliths: origin, formation and utility for plants; phytoliths in plant groups; broad significance of phytolith research; classification of phytoliths; application of phytoliths in taxonomy, archaeology, palaeoecology, and palaeoclimatology; phytoliths in understanding past climate variability: qualitative and quantitative approaches.
3DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Erdtman, G. 1943. An Introduction to Pollen Analysis. Chronica Botanica, Mass. USA.
Ertdman, G. 1953. Pollen Morphology and Plant Taxonomy: Angiosperms.
Faegri K., Iversen, J. 1964. Text book of pollen analysis. Waltham Mass, USA: Chronica Botanica Co; 239 pp. 4.
Pearsall, D.M . 2000. Palaeoethnobotany: Handbook of procedures. Left Coast Press, California.
Piperno, D.R . 2006. Phytoliths, pollen: a comprehensive guide for archaeologists and palaeoecologists. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, INC. New York.
Traverse, A., 1994. Sedimentation of organic particles. Cambridge University Press. pp. 557.
Tyson, R., V., 1995. Sedimentary Organic Matter. Organic facies and palynofacies. Chapman and Hall, London.
Hesse, M., Halbritter, H., Zetter, R., Weber, Buchner, M.R., Frosch-Radivo, A. Ulrich, S. 2009. Pollen Terminology An illustrated handbook. Springer Wien New York. pp. 266
AcSIR-64-BS-AD-0033Advanced CoursePalaeobiology and Biogeography, Megafloral Study and Coastal Ecology MangrovesIntroduction to Palaeobiology; Paleontology as a science; Fossils in time and space; Taphonomy and the quality of fossil record; Paleoecology and paleoclimates; macroevolution and the tree of life; Mass extinctions and biodiversity loss; fossil plants; Trace fossils; Diversification of life; Biogeography- Development and history; Maps, ranges and geological changes; Evolution- Descent with modification; Ecology, Biomes and biodiversity; Islands and Oceans; Historical biogeography; Human evolution and biogeography.
Introduction to Cenozoic megafossils. Types of megafossils. Evolution of angiosperms and their biogeography. Cenozoic paleoclimate reconstructions (qualitative and quantitative). Evolution and intensification of monsoon during the Cenozoic.
Functions of coastal ecosystem; Habitat sustainability, stability and restoration; Life in sediments; Brackish-water environments; marshes and mangroves; Coastal zone management; History and evolution of mangroves; biology of mangroves; Responses of mangroves to environmental stress; ecological role of mangrove ecosystem.
2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Allmon, WD and Yacobucci, MM. 2016. Species and Speciation in the fossil record. University of Chicago Press.
Harper, D and Benton, MJ 2020.. Introduction to Paleobiology and the fossil record. Wiley Blackwell.
Tomlinson, PB.1994. The Botany of Mangroves. Cambridge University Press.
Hutchings, PA and Saenger, P. 1987. Ecology of mangroves. University of Queensland Press. 388 pp.
AcSIR-64-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseVertebrate and Invertebrate Palaeontology, MicropaleontologyPrinciples of Palaeontology; Evolution and fossil record; classification scheme of vertebrates and invertebrates; some aspects on vertebrate groups: fishes, Mesozoic marine reptiles, turtles, crocodiles, dinosaurs; Origin of Mammals and Radiation of Placental mammals, Human Evolution. Some aspects on invertebrate groups: earliest Metazoans, Ediacara fauna, Arthropods, Sponges, Molluscs, Echinoderms.
Introduction, Micropalaeontology- evolution and biodiversity, Microfossils in stratigraphy, Types of microfossils (calcareous, siliceous, organic walled, phosphatic) - basic concepts, outline of morphology and modern biogeography; Sample processing for microfossil study; Properties of microfossils used as techniques in palaeoclimatology; Microfossils and past sea level changes and monsoon variability; Role of microfossils in environmental monitoring and petroleum exploration. Microfossils, stable isotopes and ocean-atmosphere history.
2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Ungar, P.S. (2017). Evolution’s Bite. A story of teeth, diet and human evolution. Princeton University Press.
Benton, M.J. (2005). Vertebrate Palaeontology. 3rd Edition, Blackwell Publishing.
Carroll, R.L. (1988). Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. Freeman Publishing.
Clarkson, E.N.K. (1998). Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution. 4th Edition, Blackwell Publishing.
Brasier, M., Armstrong, H. (2013). Microfossils. Germany: Wiley.
Saraswati, P. K., Srinivasan, M. (2015). Micropaleontology: Principles and Applications. Germany: Springer International Publishing.
De Wever, P. (2020). Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects. United States: Johns Hopkins University Press
Traverse, A. (2007). Paleopalynology. Germany: Springer Netherlands.
AcSIR-64-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseArchaeobotany and DendrochronologyIntroduction, Archaeological plant remains, Botanical issues, Problems of nomenclature, Definition and application of terms - Archaeobotany, Palaeoethnobotany, Palaeobotany, Archaeoethnobotany, Archaeological Botany. Fossil, Macrofossil and Microfossil. Methods of collection and analysis of samples. The utility of Archaeobotany in Palaeosciences. Applications of ethnographic and ethnobotanical data.
Introduction of Dendrochronology/ tree-ring analysis - Historical development, Application, Biological background and how tree rings are formed; Principles of dendrochronology; Field sampling protocols; Laboratory processing of the tree-ring samples; Basics of cross-dating and skeleton plot; Dating and measuring the tree rings; Development of tree-ring chronologies and chronology statistics; Climate data-concept, source and analysis; ; Climate signal Identification-Response Function; Transfer function-information towards climate reconstruction; Case studies on Dendrochronology
2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Fritts HC. 1976. Tree Rings and Climate. Academic Press: New York, NY
Speer JH. 2010. Fundamentals of Tree-ring Research. The University of Arizona Press: Tucson.
AcSIR-64-BS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePhylogenetic Systematics/Cladistic Analysis and PalaeogenomicsConcept of the evolutionary history of life; the field of Systematics; Some important terminologies in Phylogenetic Systematics or Cladistics: Character, Homology, Homoplasy, Synapomorphy; the Parsimony rule; Determination of plesiomorphic and apomorphic characters; Outgroup and Ingroup taxa; Cladograms (important terminologies, construction, descriptive statistics).
Introduction to Palaeogenomics; DNA structure and Function; DNA technology and fossils; Major advances in ancient genomics; Sources of Ancient DNA; Preservation of a-DNA; DNA decay; Mitochondrial, nuclear and chloroplast a-DNA; Human a-DNA; Precautions for sample collection; Ancient Plant DNA; Diverse application of Ancient DNA in the reconstruction of our past.
2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Ungar, P.S. (2017). Evolution’s Bite. A story of teeth, diet and human evolution. Princeton University Press.
Wiley, E.O. and Lieberman, B.S. (2011). Phylogenetics. Theory and Practice of Phylogenetic Systematics. Wiley-Blackwell Publications.
AcSIR-64-PS-AD-0013Advanced CourseInorganic GeochemistryPhysical and Chemical weathering, Mineralogy, Element distribution in the Earth and other planetary bodies, Composition of rocks, ores, minerals, water and soils, Fundamentals of hydro-geochemistry, Composition of earth crust, ocean water, volcanic emissions, pH scale, Alkalinity, Salinity, Electrical conductivity of Liquids, Geochemistry of Shale sediments , Rare earth element Geochemistry, Chemical alteration indices, Investigation of redox processes, Geochemical proxy indicators for environmental reconstruction3DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Henderson, P., 1982. Inorganic geochemistry. opp.
McSween, H.Y., Richardson, S.M. and Uhle, M.E., 2003. Geochemistry: pathways and processes. Columbia University Press.
Gunter Faure: Isotopes Principles and Applications
WM White: Isotope Geochemistry
Hoefs: Stable isotope Geochemistry
Ian D. Clark and Peter Fritz: Environmental Isotopes in Hydrology
Tipple, B. J., & Pagani, M. (2007). The early origins of terrestrial C4 photosynthesis. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 35, 435-461.
AcSIR-64-PS-AD-0023Advanced CourseOrganic Geochemistry and Coal PetrologyComposition and structure of Organic matter, Nomenclature, Stereochemistry, Organic matter accumulation and burial. Lipid biochemistry. Dominant factors controlling preservation of organic matter in sediments, Different stages of organic matter degradation, digenetic alterations of carbon skeletons, fossil fuel and natural biogas production, Biomarkers for ancient life. Advance techniques used in Organic geochemistry.
and Coal PetrologyFormation of coal, its classification and Macerals; Methodology of coal analysis; Palaeo-environment analysis & Utilization aspects; Distribution of coal and lignite resources in India.
3DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Stephen Killops and Vanessa Killops: Introduction to Organic Geochemistry.
Eglinton, Geoffrey, Murphy, Mary Teresa Joseph Organic Geochemistry.
Engel, Michael, Macko, Stephen A: Organic Geochemistry Principles and Applications.
Hatcher P G, Clifford D J. 1997. The organic geochemistry of coal: from plant materials to coal, Organic Geochemistry 27(5–6), 251-274.
Peters_K.E.,_Walters_C.C.,_Moldowan_J.M.The Biomarker Guide Second Edition- Vol. 2-Biomarkers and Isotopes in Petroleum Systems and Earth History
Douglas_Waples,_Tsutomu_Machihara_Biomarkers for Geologists—A Practical Guide to the Application of Steranes and Triterpanes in Petroleum Geology
Volkman. 2006-Marine Organic Matter - Biomarkers, Isotopes and DNA
AcSIR-64-PS-AD-0033Advanced CourseGeochronology and Dating TechniquesRadioactivity – Mathematical relations for radioactive decay and radiogenic daughter’s growth – Secular equilibrium – Radioactive disequilibrium – Radiometric dating techniques – U/Th series dating – Radiocarbon dating – Luminescence dating - 210Pb dating, Relative isotopic anomaly based dating, Palaeomagnetic dating .2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIP
AcSIR-64-PS-AD-0043Advanced CoursePaleoclimatology and PalaeoceanographyIntroduction to PalaeoclimatologyPalaeoclimate proxies, Archives and proxies of past climate changes; Applications of palaeoclimatic studies; Earth’s climate system and components; Feedback mechanism and response; Energy Balance of the Earth and its Atmosphere; Timescales of climatic variation; Variation in Orbital cycle and Milankovitch theory; Solar and Volcanic forcing; Geochronology application in palaeoclimatic studies; Abrupt climate change – Natural and Human fingerprint; Internal modes of climate variability – Oscillations and tele-connections; Atmospheric circulation patterns; Deep thermohaline circulation dynamics; Ekman transport and ocean currents; Biological productivity and energy transfer; Northern Indian Ocean-Monsoon dynamics and biogeochemistry; Ocean drilling programmes and expedition; Reconstructing and modeling past climates; Concept of climate modelling.2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Cline, R. M., and Hays, J. D. (eds.), 1976. Investigations of Late Quaternary Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America. Geological Society of America memoirs, 145, 464 pp.
Fischer, G., and Wefer, G. (eds.), 1999. Use of Proxies in Paleoceanography. Examples from the South Atlantic. Heidelberg: Springer, 735 pp
Gornitz, V., 2009. Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. Springer Heidelberg.
Kennett, J., 1982. Marine Geology. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 813 pp
Schopf, T. J. M., 1980. Paleoceanography. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 341 pp.
Michael McElhinny, Phillip McFadden. 1999. Paleomagnetism, Continents and Oceans, Vol. 73, 2nd Edition. pp 904.
AcSIR-64-PS-AD-0053Advanced CoursePaleomagnetism and Environmental magnetism, Remote Sensing and GIS methodologies and ApplicationsGeomagnetism and Palaeomagnetism: Basics of Rock Magnetism: Principles, methods and applications; Magnetic elements and description of the Earth’s magnetic field; Origin of Earth’s magnetic field, magnetic reversals; Environmental magnetic minerals:-sources, transport and depositional processes in soils and sediments; Sediment sampling surveys, measurements, techniques. Magnetic mineral characterization using magnetic proxies: in soils & sediments and its implications. Data analysis and interpretations of environmental magnetic parameters. Palaeomagnetism, continental drift and polar wander. Applications of environmental and paleomagnetic studies- source, transport & deposition. Shelf & deep seas:-paleoclimate, paleoceanography and case studies. Magnetostratigraphy in lavas and sediments- Geomagnetic polarity time scales - Frequency of polarity reversals. Recent developments in Paleo-, rock and environmental magnetism.
Definition - Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS, Resolution in RS, Electromagnetic Energy (EMR), Types of sensors, Elements of Image interpretation, Digital Image Processing (DIP), Concept of Image classification - Supervised/ Unsupervised, GIS – Introduction and Applications, Remote Sensing and GIS applications in Geology, Vegetation, Land use/ land cover, soil, ecosystem modeling, ArcGIS, PaleoGIS, OPeNDAP.
3DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Nurgaliev, D., Shcherbakov, V., Kosterov, A., Spassov, S. (Eds.). 2019. Recent Advances in Rock Magnetism, Environmental Magnetism and Paleomagnetism. pp. 354.
Hirokuni Oda, Yuhji Yamamoto, Xixi Zhao, Satria Bijaksana, Qingsong Liu. 2016. Recent Advances in Environmental Magnetism and Paleomagnetism.
Michael McElhinny Phillip McFadden, 1999. Paleomagnetism, Vol. 73. 2nd Edition Continents and Oceans. pp. 386.
Basudeb Bhatta. 2020. Remote Sensing and GIS (3rd edition). Oxford University Press. pp 752.
AcSIR-64-PS-AD-0063Advanced CourseSedimentology and StratigraphyIntroduction to basic concepts, concept of flow regimes and bedforms, Sedimentary texture and Grain size analysis, Sedimentary structures, Paleocurrent analysis. Introduction to siliciclastic (Sandstone, Conglomerate and mudrocks), non-siliciclastic rocks (Carbonate and other biochemical rocks), diagenetic processes and histories, Sedimentary environments, Sedimentary basins and their classification, basin analysis (maps, cross sections, petrofacies, geological history, applications), Sedimentation in orogenic belts and cratons, plate tectonics and sedimentation, divergent margins, convergent margins, transform margins, secular changes in sedimentary record
Principles of stratigraphy, Facies Concept in Stratigraphy, Basic concepts of Litho-, Bio-, Sequence-, magneto-, seismic and chemo- stratigraphy. Methods of measurements of Geological time. Recent advances in Geological time Scale. Stratigraphic Correlation. Paleogeographic reconstructions and its application in oil exploration, Precambrian/ Cambrian boundary, Permian-Triassic boundary, Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary with special reference to India, Sequence of major Precambrian events in terms of rock record in Indian Stratigraphy, Precambrian biota and their application in stratigraphy, potential petroliferous basins of India and their brief stratigraphic framework, Continental Quaternary deposits and their significance.
2DST-Birbal Sahni Institute of PalaeosciencesDST-BSIPReferences:
Pettijohn, F.J., 1975. Sedimentary Rocks, Harper and Row Publication, New Delhi.
Reineck, H.E. and Singh, I.B., 1980. Depositional Sedimentary Environments: with reference to terrigenous clastics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.
Miall, A.D., 1999. Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis (3rd Edition) Springer Verlag, New York.
Nichols, G., 1999. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Blackwell publishing.
Tucker, M.E., 2006. Sedimentary Petrology. Blackwell Publishing.
Boggs Jr, S., 2017. Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (fifth edition). Pearson India Education Pvt. Ltd.
Ramakrishnan M. and Vaidyanadhan R., 2008. Geology of India (Vol. 1 & 2). GSI Publications, Bangalore, India.
AcSIR-66-BS-AD-0013Advanced CourseAdvanced BiotechnologyBasic principles and techniques of electrophoresis;2D electrophoresis; ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay);High Speed Centrifugation;FTIR (Fourier Transformed Infra-Red Spectrophotometry); AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry). Use of marker and selector genes for scoring; microinjection, bolistic transformation; principle, types and optimization of PCR; Real Time PCR; microsatellites; repetitive sequences; DNA and protein sequencing.2DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-BS-AD-0023Advanced CourseBiology of MacromoleculesCell Biology Basic concept: life forms from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, Structure and function of Cell and Cell organelles, Nucleic acids and proteins; Molecular aspects of cell division and cell cycle, Chromatin structure; Organization of nucleosome and chromosomes, Mitochondrial Genome Organization. Basic macromolecular structure and function: DNA, RNA, protein, lipids and carbohydrates.2DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-BS-AD-0033Advanced CourseBiotechniques and InstrumentationElectrophoresis, Microscopy, Immunotechniques, Techniques in cell culture.2DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-BS-AD-0043Advanced CourseExploration of Microbes for Production of Bioactive MetabolitesIsolation, screening of microbes for industrial and agriculture application, production of bioactive metabolites for pharmaceutical and industrial lead/hits, DNA fingerprinting, DNA sequencing, Molecular characterization of genes and traits responsible for biological activity, enzyme production, isolation, purification, characterization and applications. Molecular characterization and genetic diversity for database preparation and preservation of biologically active secondary metabolite/s producing organisms.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-BS-AD-0053Advanced CourseHuman MicrobiomeIntroduction to human microbiome, advanced study on human microbiome, microbiome and human health.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-BS-AD-0063Advanced CoursePlant-Microbe InteractionIntroduction to plant?microbe interaction; Plant associated rhizobacteria, edophytic microorganisms and microbial diversity;Isolation, identification, characterization and molecular genetic diversity of plant growth promoting microbes; Microbial bio?inoculants; current advances in microbial bio?inoculants; bioprospecting from endophytes; plant metabolites from endophytes; host specificity, characterization of bioactive secondary metabolite biosynthetic pathways in endophytes, production of biologically active microbial metabolites in response to biotic stress, actinobacteria as source of bioactive metabolites; Concept, definitions, importance, principles of plant disease management with bioagents; Plant diseases and management, Biological control of pathogens; Role of microbial technology in agriculture.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0013Advanced CourseIntroduction to Nanoscience and NanotechnologyHistory of Nanoscience, Definition of nanometer, Nanomaterials, Classification of nanomaterials, Nanomaterials in nature. Shapes and structure of nanomaterials, Quantum dots, semiconductor nanoparticle, Carbon nanomaterials. Optical properties of nanoparticles.
Application of Nanotechnology: Application in Material Science, Application in Biology and Medicine, application in Energy and Environment.
3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0023Advanced CourseAnalytical Techniques in Material CharacterizationSpectroscopic methods (EPR, IR, UV, Fluorescence), Optical Microscopy, Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM), Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EDS, WDS), Quantitative Analysis (AAS, ICP, CHN) Scanning probe microscopy: AFM, STM, MFM, confocal, etc, Raman spectroscopy/microscopy, Thermal analysis techniques, Spectroscopic ellipsometry. X-ray methods (XRD, XRF, SAXS), Chromatographic methods (TLC, GC, LC), 3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0033Advanced CoursePolymer, Polyelectrolytes & Polymer Based SensorsSolid-state chemistry and physics of various polymeric materials ranging from crystalline polymers to liquid crystalline polymers, colloids, gels and block copolymers. Classification of polymers in the structure point of view; hierarchical structure in semicrystalline polymers, synthesis of liquid crystalline (LC) polymers; thermotropic and lyotropic LC behavior, phase structure and transitions in LC polymers. Liquid crystal phases, classification, Chiral liquid crystalline phases, Ferroelectric liquid crystalline phases, discotic liquid crystalline phases, Characterization techniques, Characterization techniques to assess polymer behavior in thin films.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0043Advanced CourseIntroduction to Environmental ChemistryCourse Description : Introduction to Water and Soil Chemistry,Risk Assesment on Polluted Water, Soil and Sediment system. Metal Speciation in Soil and Sediment matrix.Chemo-Bio techniques for remediation and reclamation of polluted water and soil system. Air Pollution monitoring and analysis,Air pollution effetes and control,Air pollution Metereology.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0053Advanced CourseTechniques in Environmental ChemistryAnalytical Tools and Techniques for Assessing Water, Soil and Air pollution.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0063Advanced CourseAdvanced Nanoscience and NanotechnologyIntroduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Classification of nanomaterials, Nanomaterials in nature. Shapes and structure of nanomaterials, Quantum dots, semiconductor nanoparticle, Carbon nanomaterials. Optical properties of nanoparticles.
Quantum Mechanics of low dimensional system: Energy consideration, Bound state, density of states, Quantum confinement, Quantum transport in Nanoclusters/ quantum dots.
Synthesis of nanomaterial and device fabrication: Top down and bottom up approach, Synthesis techniques, Specialized growth technique for nanostructure.
Thin film fabrication technique, Optical, electrical and magnetic properties of nanostructured material, Nanocomposites.
Application of Nanotechnology: Application in Material Science, Application in Biology and Medicine, application in Energy and Environment. Recent advances in Nanotechnology.
3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-CS-AD-0073Advanced CourseNatural Medicinal ChemistryIntroduction to Natural Product and Medicinal Chemistry.Natural product extraction, bioactivity-guided fractionation, preparation of standardized active fraction, isolation and characterization of marker / active compounds. Chromatographic separation techniques, Structure elucidation of natural products, FT-IR, LCMS,1H and 13C NMR Spectroscopy, 2D NMR: H-H COSY, HSQC, HMBC and NOESY.3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0013Advanced CourseDifferential Equations and ApplicationExistence and uniqueness of initial value problems: Picard's and Peano's Theorems, Gronwall's inequality, continuous dependence, maximal interval of existence.
Second and higher order linear equations: Fundamental solutions, Wronskian, variation of constants, behaviour of solutions.
Power series method, solution for the Legendre polynomials and Bessel functions.
Linear Systems: Autonomous systems and phase space analysis, matrix exponential solution, critical points, proper and improper nodes, spiral points and saddle points.
First order partial differential equations: Classification, method of characteristics for quasi-linear equations, Cauchy's problem, Cauchy-Kowalewski's theorem.
Second-order partial differential equations: Classification, normal forms and characteristics, Well-posed problem, Stability theory, energy conservation, and dispersion, Adjoint differential operators.
Laplace Equation: Maximum and minimum principle, Green's identity and uniqueness by energy methods, Fundamental solution, Poisson's integral formula, Mean value property, Green's function.
Heat equation: Maximum and minimum principle, Duhamel's principle.
Wave equation: D'Alembert solution, method of spherical means and Duhamel's principle.
Method of separation of variables for heat, Laplace and wave equations.
3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0023Advanced CourseEpidemiologyScope of epidemiology, Measures of disease frequency, Measures of association, Measures of population impact, Measures of dynamics of infectiousness, Ecological/geographical studies, Case control studies, Cohort studies, Intervention studies and Randomised Controlled Trials, Routine data sources: registries and record linkage, mortality, sociodemographic information, Disease trends and standardization, Random error/chance, Bias, Confounding, Interaction and effect modification, Association and causation, Validity and reliability, Screening, Research synthesis. 3DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0033Mathematical Theory of Hydrodynamics and ApplicationsEqaution of motion , Two dimensional flow, Navier-Stokes equation of motion, Velocity potential and Laplace equation, Simple irrotational flows, Separation of variables for an axisymmetric flow, Bernoulli equation for unsteady irrotational flow, Deep water wave, Shallow water wave, Theory of surface wave, Finite amplitude wave, Water wave interaction with very large floating structure, Solitary waves, Schrodinger equation.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0043Theory of Complex AnalysisAnalytic functions, properties of elementary analytic functions. Complex integration, Cauchy's theorem, Liouville's theorem, power series representation, open mapping theorem, calculus of residues. Harmonic functions, Poisson integral, Harnack's theorem, Schwarz reflection principle. Maximum modulus principle, Schwarz lemma, Phragmen-Lindelof method. Runge's theorem, Mittag-Leffler theorem, Weierstrass theorem, Jensen's formula, Hadamard's theorem. DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0053Wave-structure Interaction and Solution MethodsWave forces on structures, Morison equation, Froude-Krylov theory, Diffraction Theory, Perturbation method of solutions Radiation, Dynamics of floating structures, damping and added-mass, Intraction of water waves with spherical and cylindrical objects, Hydrodynamic coefficients, Nonlinear long waves in shallow water, KdV equation, Inverse scattering transforms and the theory of solitons, Scrodinger equation, Soliton solution of the KdV equation DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0063Advanced Skills in AIAdvanced Computer Vision: Bilinear models, symmetricmodel, asymmetric model, classification, extrapolation, translation of the data set.
Structure from motion & image motion: Domain dependent & domain independent motion understanding, optical flow adjacency, depth and collision, surface orientation and edge detection, egomotion, understanding of image sequences and probability theory for clustering. Review of Bayes theorem. Maximum likelihood estimation, Bayesian estimation. Object recognition pose Estimation using analytical or geometrical methods and learning based methods. Object tracking with adaptive background
generation & shadow removal using single & multi camera tracking techniques with common algorithms for filtering and data association.
DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0073BiostatisticsIntroduction to biostatistics and computing using SPSS / R, Descriptive statistics, Normal distribution and confidence intervals, Comparison of continuous variables between two groups, Hypothesis tests and p-values, Comparison of categorical variables between two groups, Comparison of variables between two groups using distribution free methods, Correlation and simple linear regression, Multiple linear regression with several continuous exposures, Multiple linear regression with binary and categorical exposures, Multiple linear regression in practice, Logistic regression, Survival analysis.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0083Introduction to Computer Vision and Pattern recognition (CVPR)Introduction to Computer vision- Fundamentals of Computer Vision, Computer Vision Research and Application on image formation, camera model and camera calibration, properties of projection, interaction of light and its modeling, perspective modeling, homogeneous coordinate, lens equation, types of image digitizers and image digitizing components. Feature Extraction, filtering and edge detection, fourier transform, texture primitives and texture as a pattern recognition problem, wavelets and multiresolution processing including image pyramids, subband coding, Harr Transform; multiresolution expansions and colour processing. Tutorial on Matlab platform & Project. Python data structure, Loops, Classes, Linear Algebra; Google Colab, GPU service, Useful Python libraries, GitHub.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0093Machine LearningDecision Trees: Definition of a decision tree, metrics of impurity, greedy algorithm to split a node, tree depth and pruning, ensemble of trees (random forest)
Bayesian decision theory: Maximum likelihood estimation, conditional probability, linear algebra regression Bayes rule: Prior, likelihood, posterior, evidence, Gaussian density, sufficient statistics, maximum likelihood derivation for mean and covariance.
Linear models: linear regression and its analytical solution, loss function, gradient descent and learning rate, logistic regression and its cost, SVM: hinge loss with L2 penalty
Kernelization: Support vector machine, Kernel trick, Dual form of an SVM, kernels for a dual form, examples of kernels and their typical uses, SVR in primal form, SVR in dual form.
Feature selection and engineering: T-test, forward selection, features for images, features for audio, features for images, features for NLP, PCA, ZCA, K-PCA
Dense and shallow neural networks: Logistic regression as a sigmoid, single hidden layer using sigmoid and ReLU, approximation of any function using a single hidden layer, overfitting, advantage of multiple hidden layers, neural networks for regression, multiregression, multi-classification using softmax, back propagation.
Advanced topics in neural networks: Weight initialization, momentum, weight decay, early stopping, batch SGD, advanced optimizers such as RMSprop and ADAM
Clustering: Introduction to clustering, K-means clustering, Cluster analysis, K-means, DBSCAN, agglomerative clustering, scaling of dimensions, goodness of clustering.
CNNs for Image classification: Digital image processing filters, Dense Neural. Applications of computer vision, implementation of convolution, building a convolutional neural network, image Classification using CNNs. Semantic segmentation: Basics of CNN, Digital image processing filters, Dense Neural Networks. Using CNNs for semantic image segmentation, labelling specific regions of an image, Detecting instances of semantic objects, tasks of computer vision, Unsupervised Learning, Representation Learning, Density.
DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-MIS-AD-0103Statistical Analysis, Data driven modelling and Digital Image ProcessingStatistics In research, Common terms in statistics, Constraints in research, population and sample, Choosing appropriate sample size, Sampling, Errors in sampling, Data collection, Bias in statistics, Data representation, Types of data, data analysis, Measures of central tendency, Standard deviation, Variance, Standard error of means, Gaussian distribution, Normal distribution curve, Skewness, Tests of significance – t/z/ANOVA, chi square test, correlation and regression analysis.
Applied Machine Learning: Linear algebra revisited, ML Tools, Supervised learning, Unsupervised learning, Artificial intelligence based methods, Model validation, Practical applications in data reduction, feature selection, classification.
Elements of visual perceptions : digital Image sensing, sampling and quantization, digital image representation, basic relationship between pixels, elements of digital image processing system.
Image transforms: Discrete Fourier transform and properties, separable image transforms, image enhancement.
Wavelet transforms.
Restoration and Reconstruction: Image restoration, image segmentation, image reconstruction from projections.
Statistical pattern recognition: Cluster analysis, feature selection & extraction, syntactic pattern recognition: stochastic languages, problem solving methods for pattern recognition.

Case studies: Medical image processing, colour image processing, thermal image processing.
DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0013Plasma PhysicsPlasmas: Definition, Criterion for plasma, Debye shielding, Natural occurrence of plasmas
Single particle motion: Gyromotion in magnetic field, Motion in E-B field, Particle drift motion
Plasma as fluids: Two fluids model of plasma, Plasma fluid equation
Waves in plasma: Linearization procedure, Plasma oscillation, Electromagnetic waves in plasmas, Cut-off and resonances, Hydromagnetic waves, Magnetosonic wave
Diffusion and resistivity: Diffusion and mobility in weakly ionize plasma, Diiffusion across the magnetic field, Collision in fully ionized plasma, Single fluid MHD equation, Diffusion in fully ionize plasma, Bohm diffusion and Neoclassical diffusion
Introduction of Kinetic theory of Plasma: Meaning of distribution function, Equations in kinetic theory, Plasma Oscillation and Landau damping
Plasma diagnostics: Langmuir probe design, construction and plasma parameter
measurement, Optical Emission Spectroscopy for plasma diagnostics
DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0023Applications of PlasmaPlasma chemistry: Molecular collisions, Chemical reactions, Surface processes, Plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD), Plasma polymerization, Thin film deposition. Plasma etching: Ion etching, Reactive ion etching, Plasma ashing, Plasma based pattern transfer. Magnetron sputtering: Introduction to sputtering, Planar magnetron, Cylindrical magnetron, Film deposition and nanoparticle synthesis by magnetron sputtering. Atmospheric plasma applications: Dielectric barrier discharge, Atmospheric pressure plasma jet, Fused hollow cathode cold atmospheric plasma, Atmospheric plasma for decontamination, Plasma medicine, Atmospheric plasma for material synthesis. Liquid plasma: Basics of liquid plasma discharge, Liquid plasma for nanoparticle synthesis and decontamination.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0033Theory & Simulation of Plasma PhysicsNonlinear waves in plasma, Kinetic description, Partial differential equations, Navier–stokes equation, Vlasov equation, Plasma as fluid and derivation of fluid equations.
Transport phenomena, Classical transport equations and collisional relaxation processes.
Electrostatic waves in plasma, Nonlinearity and dispersion, Electron & Ion plasma waves, Ion acoustic wave, Solitary and shock wave propagation, K-dV equation, K-dV-Burgers (K-dVB) equation and stationary solutions.
Reductive perturbation method, Sagdeev potential approach, Linear electrostatic waves in plasmas.
Simulation of plasma wave equations, Approximation of differential equations, Numerical solution of K-dV and K-dVB equations. Graphical representation of waves in plasma, Introduction to Matlab, Mathematica and OriginLab etc.
DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0043Advanced Condensed Matter PhysicsCrystal systems: Lattices and space groups, Reciprocal lattices, Defects in solids, Bonding in solids, Band theory: Metals, Insulators, Semiconductors, Properties of solids: Dielectric and ferroelectric properties, Magnetic properties, Electrical properties, Optical properties, Tight binding method, Augmented plane wave method, Pseudopotentials, Lattice dynamics, Phonons.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0053Soft Matter PhysicsSoft matters, Self-assembly, Structures, Ordering and organization, Intermolecular forces in soft matters, Phases and phase transitions, Properties in 2D dimensions, Organic monolayers and multilayers, Polymers, Colloids, Liquid crystals, Surfactants, Biomolecules, Metal-organic systems, Nanoclusters, Scattering techniques (X-ray, neutron and light scattering) in soft matters, Microscopic techniques (optical, electron and atomic force microscopy) in soft matters, Soft matters: Its broadness and applications.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0063Nano PhysicsLow-dimensional structures (quantum well, quantum wire, quantum dot), Surface properties and functionalization, Nano clusters & nano crystals, Strong and weak confinement of excitons, Optical absorption and emission, Transport properties of nanostructures, Nanoscale magnetism, Light-matter interaction at nanoscale, Evanescent wave, Light at a metal-dielectric interface, Near-field optics, Theory of surface plasmon nanophotonics.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0073Techniques of Characterisation of MaterialsPrinciples and applications of the instruments and their techniques: X-ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Magnetic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-Ray absorption spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, Steady state and time resolved spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, Thermo-gravimetric analysis, Differential thermal analysis, BET analysis, magnetic study of materials with VSM, SQUID, Deep level transient spectroscopy, Positron annihilation spectroscopy, Attosecond spectroscopy.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-66-PS-AD-0083Computational Techniques in Materials ScienceLinux operating system, Basics of shell scripting, Graphics through Gnuplot, VESTA, Errors and fitting of data: Concepts of errors in data, Fitting experimental data with parametrized models, Least square method, Convergence criteria, Fit quality tests, Classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulation: Force calculation, Verlet algorithm, Periodic boundary conditions, Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method: Yee algorithm, Inhomogeneities, Lossy material, Introduction to density functional theory (DFT): Quantum many-body problem, Hohenberg-Kohn theorem, Kohn-Sham ansatz, Self consistent field (SCF) cycle, Exchange-correlation functionals in DFT, Local density approximation (LDA), Generalized gradient approximation (GGA), Beyond LDA and GGA.DST-Institute of Advanced Study in Science and TechnologyDST-IASST
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0013Advanced Sedimentology: Earth Surface Processes and LandformsTectonic Geomorphology, Fluvial and lacustrine sedimentology, Basin Dynamics, Sequence Stratigraphy, application of sedimentology in hydrocarbon exploration and reservoir estimation; Luminescence Dating, extreme climatic events; detrital zircon geochronology DST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0023Advanced Petrology and GeochemistryThermodynamics; phase equilibria study; Rare Earth and Trace Element geochemistry, Isotope Geology; Petrogenetic and pseudosection modelling; Geochemical cycle of the Earth; Mineral phase transformation in the interior of the Earth; Physics and Chemistry of minerals; Electron Microscope studies (SEM, SEM-EDS/WDS and EPMA )DST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0033Advanced Structural GeologyCross section balancing; Paleoseismology; Application of Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility in fabric analysis of rocks; Petrophysical properties of rocks, Crystallographic and Lattice preferred orientation of minerals and their implications; deformation, rheology and tectonics; Plate tectonics and geodynamics of plate boundariesDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0043Biostratigraphy: Paleontology, Palenology, biotic and climatic evolutionVertebrate and invertebrate Paleontology; Micropaleontology and its application in paleoclimatic studies; environmental magnetomineralogy; dendrochronology; Application of microfossils in hydrocarbon exploration; cave deposits and their implications for paleoclimatic studies; Application of stable and radiogenic isotopes in paleoclimatic studiesDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0053Advanced Geophysics: Theory, Various techniques and applicationsGeophysical Signal Processing , Inverse theory and Computational Methods; Advanced Seismic Methods and other geophysical techniques for geoexploration; Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods Electrical Resistivity method; ; Gravity and GPS studiesDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0063Advanced Engineering GeologyEngineering geology principles and applications; Soil Mechanics and Ground Characterization; Site Investigation, testing, interpretation and reporting processes; Analysing diverse geological evidence to assess hazards and risks arising from natural and man-made phenomena; Geological Mapping for engineering interpretation and analysis; design of reinforced slopes, retaining structures and tailing dams; Geotechnical Design; Rock MechanicsDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0073Computational Geoscience(PYTHON, R, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence): Theory and applications in GeosciencesDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0083Advanced HydrogeologyConcepts related to the occurrence and movement of groundwater; Evaluation of groundwater resources; Analyses of aquifer properties; regional groundwater flow; Groundwater contamination; Application of tracers and isotopes in hydrogeology; Geothermal Energy studies; Glacial HydrogeologyDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-68-PS-AD-0093GlaciologyFundamentals of glaciology and glacial geology; Impact of climate on glacier mass balance; movement and extent of glaciers through indirect and direct feedback mechanisms; Impact of climate variability on glaciers; Ancient ice sheets and glacier properties from glacial geomorphologyDST-Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDST-WIHG
AcSIR-71-BS-AD-0013Cell SignalingBiochemical calculations, introduction to DNA, RNA, Protein, Principles of Cell Signaling and Biological Consequences Introduction: Overview of Pathways and Networks and GPCR Signalling, G Protein–Coupled Receptors, G Protein Effectors, Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, Regulation of Ion Channels by G Proteins, Protein Kinases, Protein Phosphatases, Ras MAPK Pathways, Growth Factor and Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Cytokine Receptors and Jak-STAT Signaling Nuclear Transactivators and Repressors Nuclear receptors, Chromatin Remodeling, Regulation of Complexes by Cytoskeletal Elements: Integrins as Force Transducers Linking Mechanical Stimuli and Biochemical Signals, Apoptosis, MicroRNA.
Second Messenger, Intra and Interneuronal Communication, Cellular Redox System, Protein and Gene Expression Techniques, Electrophoresis, Western Blot, Northern Blot, Southern Blot, PCR, Cloning, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bacterial Expression System, Transformation, Transduction, RNA Interference Technology, Gene Editing Technology, SEM, TEM, Fluorescence and Confocal Microscopy, FACS, Histopathology Techniques, Immuno-histochemistry, Immuno-cytochemistry, Immuno-fluroscence, Protein, DNA, RNA Estimation.
Centre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-BS-AD-0023Molecular &Cellular BiologyCellular organelles- general overview, nuclear ultrastructure, chromatin network and spatial organization in the nucleus, DNA Replication, Transcriptional regulation, Chromatin organization in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, chromatin assembly/disassembly and transcriptional control, translation, epigenetic control of cancer, Protein translation, post-translational modifications, retro transport. Organelle targeting and cellular transport of proteins, Transport across membranes and signal transduction, Ligand receptors, ion channels, signal transduction pathways Calcium signaling, Cell cycle and Regulation, Mitosis & Meiosis, cell division, Cell cycle regulation by Protein kinase, Checkpoints, Cell Death & Apoptosis, Gene, Genome and Genomics - Genome Organization: Nuclear, Mitochondrial Genome, Sequencing and genome analysis, Translational gene silencing and Post translational gene silencing (PTGS): role of small RNAs, Functional genomics- Basics and Strategies
Cells and tissues of the immune system, Innate immunity, Antigen and antibody, Complement system and inflammatory reaction, Major Histocompatibility Complex, Antigen processing, presentation, Cytokines, chemokines and leukocyte trafficking and autoimmunity.
Centre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-BS-AD-0033Biochemistry, Biostatistics and Functional GenomicsAmino Acids, Nucleic Acids, Protein, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Oxidative stress and Antioxidants, DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation, histones, Genetic screens in Mammalian Cells-siRNA, shRNA screens, CRISPR-CAS technology, Microarray Technology, RNA-Seq- Principles and Applications, ChIP-Chip and ChIp-Seq: Principles of DNA-Protein interactions, Mass Spectrometry and Proteome Identification; Genome-Wide Protein-Protein Interactions, Radiosensitizers and Protectors, Radiation-induced Carcinogenesis, Radiation and Cell Signaling, DNA Damage, Oncogenes such as Ras, Src, Wnt, Tumor Suppressor Genes such as p53, and Rb-E2F interaction, Cellular Signaling in Cancer, Epigenetic Mechanisms: DNA and Histone Modification, and microRNA in Cancer, Death Receptors, Mitochondrial Proteins, Apoptosis, Necrosis, Caspases, Mechanisms of Tumor Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis.
Biostatistics- Different sampling methods, design of experiments/study protocol, Different statistical tests like parameteric and non-parametric test. Parametric: t-test, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, Principal component analysis, Partial least square (PLS), Discriminent functional analysis. Non-Parametric analysis.
Amino Acids, Nucleic Acids, Protein, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Oxidative stress and Antioxidants, DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation, histones, Genetic screens in Mammalian Cells-siRNA, shRNA screens, CRISPR-CAS technology, Microarray Technology, RNA-Seq- Principles and Applications, ChIP-Chip and ChIp-Seq: Principles of DNA-Protein interactions, Mass Spectrometry and Proteome Identification; Genome-Wide Protein-Protein Interactions, Radiosensitizers and Protectors, Radiation-induced Carcinogenesis, Radiation and Cell Signaling, DNA Damage, Oncogenes such as Ras, Src, Wnt, Tumor Suppressor Genes such as p53, and Rb-E2F interaction, Cellular Signaling in Cancer, Epigenetic Mechanisms: DNA and Histone Modification, and microRNA in Cancer, Death Receptors, Mitochondrial Proteins, Apoptosis, Necrosis, Caspases, Mechanisms of Tumor Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis.
Biostatistics- Different sampling methods, design of experiments/study protocol, Different statistical tests like parameteric and non-parametric test. Parametric: t-test, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, Principal component analysis, Partial least square (PLS), Discriminent functional analysis. Non-Parametric analysis.
Amino Acids, Nucleic Acids, Protein, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Oxidative stress and Antioxidants, DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation, histones, Genetic screens in Mammalian Cells-siRNA, shRNA screens, CRISPR-CAS technology, Microarray Technology, RNA-Seq- Principles and Applications, ChIP-Chip and ChIp-Seq: Principles of DNA-Protein interactions, Mass Spectrometry and Proteome Identification; Genome-Wide Protein-Protein Interactions, Radiosensitizers and Protectors, Radiation-induced Carcinogenesis, Radiation and Cell Signaling, DNA Damage, Oncogenes such as Ras, Src, Wnt, Tumor Suppressor Genes such as p53, and Rb-E2F interaction, Cellular Signaling in Cancer, Epigenetic Mechanisms: DNA and Histone Modification, and microRNA in Cancer, Death Receptors, Mitochondrial Proteins, Apoptosis, Necrosis, Caspases, Mechanisms of Tumor Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis.
Biostatistics- Different sampling methods, design of experiments/study protocol, Different statistical tests like parameteric and non-parametric test. Parametric: t-test, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, Principal component analysis, Partial least square (PLS), Discriminent functional analysis. Non-Parametric analysis.
Amino Acids, Nucleic Acids, Protein, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Oxidative stress and Antioxidants, DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation, histones, Genetic screens in Mammalian Cells-siRNA, shRNA screens, CRISPR-CAS technology, Microarray Technology, RNA-Seq- Principles and Applications, ChIP-Chip and ChIp-Seq: Principles of DNA-Protein interactions, Mass Spectrometry and Proteome Identification; Genome-Wide Protein-Protein Interactions, Radiosensitizers and Protectors, Radiation-induced Carcinogenesis, Radiation and Cell Signaling, DNA Damage, Oncogenes such as Ras, Src, Wnt, Tumor Suppressor Genes such as p53, and Rb-E2F interaction, Cellular Signaling in Cancer, Epigenetic Mechanisms: DNA and Histone Modification, and microRNA in Cancer, Death Receptors, Mitochondrial Proteins, Apoptosis, Necrosis, Caspases, Mechanisms of Tumor Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis.
Biostatistics- Different sampling methods, design of experiments/study protocol, Different statistical tests like parameteric and non-parametric test. Parametric: t-test, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, Principal component analysis, Partial least square (PLS), Discriminent functional analysis. Non-Parametric analysis.
Amino Acids, Nucleic Acids, Protein, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymes, Oxidative stress and Antioxidants, DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation, histones, Genetic screens in Mammalian Cells-siRNA, shRNA screens, CRISPR-CAS technology, Microarray Technology, RNA-Seq- Principles and Applications, ChIP-Chip and ChIp-Seq: Principles of DNA-Protein interactions, Mass Spectrometry and Proteome Identification; Genome-Wide Protein-Protein Interactions, Radiosensitizers and Protectors, Radiation-induced Carcinogenesis, Radiation and Cell Signaling, DNA Damage, Oncogenes such as Ras, Src, Wnt, Tumor Suppressor Genes such as p53, and Rb-E2F interaction, Cellular Signaling in Cancer, Epigenetic Mechanisms: DNA and Histone Modification, and microRNA in Cancer, Death Receptors, Mitochondrial Proteins, Apoptosis, Necrosis, Caspases, Mechanisms of Tumor Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis.
Biostatistics- Different sampling methods, design of experiments/study protocol, Different statistical tests like parameteric and non-parametric test. Parametric: t-test, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, Principal component analysis, Partial least square (PLS), Discriminent functional analysis. Non-Parametric analysis.
Centre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-CS-AD-0043NMR spectroscopy & MetabolomicsBasics of NMR, Spin alignment and energy levels, Resonance, Vector model, Laboratory frame & rotating frame, rf pulses, FT NMR.
Chemical Shift, Effect of electronegativity, Magnetic anisotropy, Spin-spin coupling, Spin systems, Second order spectra, Magnetic equivalence, Long range coupling, Homotopic, Enantiotopic & Diastereotopic nuclei,13C NMR, Polarization transfers-INEPT &DEPT, Solvent Effect:D2O exchange, other type of exchange, the effect of solvent in chemical shift, Longitudinal and transverse relaxation, Effect of quadrupolar relaxation in spectra, chemical shift reagent, chiral derivatizing agents for absolute configuration by NMR,
NMR spectrometer, setting-up of an NMR experiment (sample preparation, choice of probes, solvents, NMR tubes), data acquisition and processing,
Two-Dimensional spectroscopic methods (Basic Principles), COSY, TOCSY, HMQC, HSQC, HMBC, NOESY(assignment of stereochemistry), ROESY, HSQC-TOCSY, HSQC-NOESY and its applications for structure elucidation of organic molecules.
Principles of metabolomics studies, targeted and non-targeted metabolomics studies and corresponding experimental designs, NMR experiments used for metabolomics studies, Sample preparation in metabolomics, data collection, data processing and data analysis, NMR spiking experiments, Multivariate statistical analysis tools used for Metabolomics Data analysis including unsupervised (PCA) and supervised methods (PLS-DA), and orthogonal signal corrected PLS-DA, Introduction to univariate statistical analysis methods, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis for testing diagnostic potential of discriminatory metabolic features and feature selection criteria, various applications of metabolomics in clinical and preclinical research.
Centre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-CS-AD-0053Solid-State NMR &ApplicationsSpin Hamiltonian and mathematical formulations of NMR signals. Chemical shifts, dipolar couplings, quadrupolar couplings, averaging of spin interactions in magic angle spinning. Powder patterns, local symmetry, characteristics of spectral lines, Relaxation (spin-lattice relaxation, spin-spin relaxation, T1 and T2 measurements). Average Hamiltonian theory (homonuclear and heteronuclear interactions and magic-angle spinning, measurements of internuclear couplings, indirect observation of multiple-quantum transitions). Recoupling of spin interactions, REDOR, TEDOR, symmetry based sequences. Theory of decoupling in solid state NMR. Simulation of solid-state NMR experiments, SIMPSON and SIMMOL examples. Relaxation in solid state NMR. Multidimensional solid state NMR experiments for protein structure determinationsCentre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-CS-AD-0063Bioorganic &Medicinal ChemistryOverview of Bioorganic Chemistry- connection between organic and biological chemistry; weak Interactions; Analogy between biochemical and organic reaction. Chemical biology: Amino Acids and their asymmetric synthesis; Peptide Bonds; Secondary Structures and Tools for Stabilization; Natural?-amino Acids and ?-peptides; Synthesis and Application of Unnatural Amino acids. IntroductiontoEnzymeCatalysisandKinetics;TheCatalyticTriad;EnzymeInhibitionandDrugdesign,Enzyme in Organic Chemistry, Enzyme Models: Biosynthesis of important natural products. Sugars and bases; Conformation of sugar-phosphate back bone; hydrogen bonding by bases; the double helix; Stability of Double Helix; DNA intercalators; Chemical synthesis of DNA; application of Unnatural Nucleosides; Peptide Nucleic Acids.
Drug discovery: natural lead, synthetic lead, combinatorial synthesis; drug receptor interactions; enzyme inhibition and inactivation; drug resistance; drug synergism; different types of inhibitors. Prodrug and drug delivery system; enzyme activation of drugs; mechanisms of drug action; Bio-precursor prodrugs. Drug targets; Pharmacokinetics: ADME, administration and dosing; Drug testing: in vivo, in vitro; Pharmacokinetics based drug design; Computer aided drug design: Principles of QSAR, 2DQSAR, 3DQSAR; Chemical development, Patenting, Process development; Toxicology, Pharmacology, Drug metabolism, Clinical trials, Commercialization: regulatory affairs, pipeline development, pharmaceutical market places, business opportunities. Brief discussion on: Anticonvulsants, Central Cardiovascular drug, antimalarial, antibiotics, cancer chemotherapy, anticancer action of cisplatin and taxol.
Centre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-CS-AD-0073Organocatalysis and Organotransition Metal ChemistryHistory, basic concept, classification, advantages and limitations of organocatalysis. Enamine catalysis of aldol, Mannich, Michael and?-functionalization reactions. SOMO and radical Chemistry in organocatalysis. Concept and application of dienamine and trienamine. Iminium catalysis of cycloaddition, Michael, ene, cyclopropanation, aziridination and epoxidation reactions. Amine catalysis in natural product synthesis. Preparation, classification and applications of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHC) for the generation of acyl-anion, enolate, homoenolate and acylazolium intermediates. Reactions of aldehydes, ?-functionalized aldehydes, esters, ketenes, ?-hydroxyenones, acylsilanes under carbene catalysis. NHC-catalyzed benjoin, Stetter, annulation, ?-, ?- or ?-functionalization, ring expansion, epoxidation, cyclopropanation, redox esterification, etc. Phosphine catalyzed reactions of alkenes, alkynes, allenes and ketenes. Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction. Bronsted acids (phosphoric and carboxylic acids) catalyzed Manich, Michael, Nazarove, Strecker, Friedel-craft, ene-type, Diels-Alder, cycloaddition, etc. reactions. Application of hydrogen bonding catalysts (urea, thiourea, alcohol, BINOL) for asymmetric synthesis.
Preliminary ideas of transition metal organometallics and their reaction patterns including selectivity and atom economy. Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom bond forming reaction by stoichiometric and catalytic organometallic approaches. Concept of C–H bond activation and application towards organic synthesis. Modern development in C–H bond activation using transition metal complexes. Difference between C–H bond activation and functionalization by transition metal catalysis and organo-catalysis. Lanthanides in organic reactions.
Centre for Biomedical Research, LucknowCBMR
AcSIR-71-CS-AD-0083Synthetic Methods and It’s applications in the Total Synthesis of Natural ProductsOxidation: Metal based and non-metal based oxidations of (a) alcohols to carbonyls (Chromium, Manganese, aluminium, silver, ruthenium. DMSO, hypervalent iodine and TEMPO based reagents). (b) alkenes to epoxides (peroxides/per acids based), Sharpless asymmetric epoxidation, Jacobsen epoxidation, Shi epoxidation.(e) alkenes to diols (Manganese, Osmium based), Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation, Prevost reaction and Woodward modification, (e) alkenes to carbonyls with bond cleavage (Manganese, Osmium, Ruthenium and lead based, ozonolysis) (f) alkenes to alcohols/carbonyls without bond cleavage (hydroboration-oxidation, Wacker oxidation, selenium, chromium based allylic oxidation), (g) (Sharpless) Aminohydroxylation and aziridination. Chemistry of epoxides and aziridines
Reduction: (a) Catalytic hydrogenation (Heterogeneous: Palladium/Platinum/Rhodium/Nickel etc; Homogeneous: Wilkinson). Noyori asymmetric hydrogenation. (b) Metal based reductions using Li/Na/Ca in liquid ammonia, Sodium, Magnesium, Zinc, Titanium and Samarium (Birch, Pinacol formation, McMurry, Acyloin formation, dehalgenation and deoxygenations); (c) Hydride transfer reagents from Group III and Group IV in reductions. (i) NaBH4 triacetoxyborohydride, L-selectride, K-selectride, Luche reduction; LiAlH4, DIBAL-H, and Red-Al, Trialkylsilanes and Trialkylstannane, (ii) Stereo/enantio selectiviey reductions (Chiral Boranes, Corey-Bakshi-Shibata)
Synthetic Methods: