Swayam Central

Integrated Waste Management for a Smart City

By Dr Brajesh Kr. Dubey   |   IIT Kharagpur
This course has emphasises on Integrated Solid Waste Management aspects within the broad subject area of Integrated Waste Management for a Smart City.  The issues of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management, Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste and Electronic Waste Management will be covered in this course.  The topics will include: generation rates and waste composition; Integrated waste management issues, collection, recovery, reuse, recycling, energy-from-waste, and landfilling; Biological treatment of the organic waste fraction - direct land application, composting, and anaerobic digestion.  The environmental impact of waste management and its relationship on the big picture sustainable development and smart city development will be discussed.  A major focus of this course will be the role of MSW management within the various initiatives of the Govt. of India including: Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities as well as Make in India.  The challenges of waste management for smart cities will also be discussed taking case studies from the first list of 20 smart cities identified in the first phase for this program.  This will be followed by overview of the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) management issues in India in general and for the smart cities in particular.  The new rules with respect of C&D Waste and E-Waste Management will be covered.  The challenges of managing these waste streams effectively will be discussed.

INTENDED AUDIENCE The course will be beneficial for B.Tech/M.Tech/B.Sc/M.Sc/Research Scholars/Faculty members from different institutions. In addition, we will strongly encourage engineers/professionals working in any area related to waste management should consider taking advantage from this unique application orientated course. Regulators (SPCB, CPCB and MOEF professionals) and policy makers will also benefit from this course.
PRE-REQUISITES Environmental Sciences, Introduction to Environmental  Engineering
INDUSTRY SUPPORT - Larsen and Tourbo, Tata Group of Industries, Ramky Group of Industries, IF&LS Environment

Learners enrolled: 4477


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1: Introduction to Solid Waste Management
    Week 2: Municipal Solid Waste Characteristics and Quantities 
    Week 3: MSW Rules 2016, Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Program
    Week 4: Municipal Solid Waste Collection, Transportation, Segregation and Processing
    Week 5: Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste: Landfill 
    Week 6: Biochemical Processes and Composting
    Week 7: Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste  
    Week 8: Current Issues in Solid Waste Management and Review of MSW Management Status in First List of 20 Smart Cities in the Country
    Week 9: Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Management - Overview
    Week 10: C&D Waste – Regulation, Beneficial Reuse of C&D Waste Materials
    Week 11: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Management – Issues and Status in India and Globally
    Week 12: E-Waste Management Rules 2016 and Management Challenges


    1) William A Worrell and P. Aarne Veslind  Solid Waste Engineering, 2nd Edition (SI Edition) Cengage Learning, 2012 (ISBN-13: 978-1-4390-6217-3)
    2)  George Tchobanoglous, Hilary Theisen and Samuel A Vigil, Integrated Solid Waste management, Tata McGraw Hill
    3) Manual on Solid Waste Management, prepared by The Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization(CPHEEO), India
    4)  MSW Management Rules 2016, Govt. of India, available online at CPCB website.
    5)  Electronic Waste Management Rules 2016, Govt. of India, available online at CPCB website


    Dr Brajesh Kr. Dubey is an Associate Professor in the Division of Environmental Engineering and Management at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India.  Dr. Dubey has more than a decade of research, teaching, training and industrial outreach experience in the areas of Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Sustainable Engineering.  He has collaborated with UN agencies, World Bank, National Science foundation, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Auckland Regional Council on various projects including that in the area of LCA. He has been resource person for several municipal solid waste management training programs including that for electronics waste and has delivered lectures on this subject at several universities in USA, Canada, New Zealand, China and India.  Dr. Dubey has authored/co-authored more than 160 publications in his area of expertise and have presented at several national and international conferences.


    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 17 November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched