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Swayam Central

Electronic Waste Management - Issues And Challenges

By Prof. Brajesh Kumar Dubey   |   IIT Kharagpur
This course will discuss the overall scenario of E-Waste management in India in comparison with other countries around the globe. At first, the present scenario of E-Waste management in India (mostly informal) will be discussed along the role of various stakeholders. Then, the effects of recycling and management of Electronic Waste on human health, environment and society will also be presented. This will be followed by the risk assessment owing to pollutants released from E-Waste recycling in soil, air and water. The possible option of extraction of Rare-Earth Minerals will also be discussed in this course. The E-Waste management Rules of India and around the World will be compared. Finally a Life-Cycle Analysis approach will be employed for a possible sustainable solution of E-Waste Management for cutting the ill-effects of informal recycling. The topics will include: Composition of E-Waste and its generation rates across the world; The various processes of informal E-Waste management and its ill-effects on health and society; Formal Metal extraction processes from E-Waste; Life-Cycle-Analysis (LCA) and sustainable engineering from electrical and electronics industry perspectives. The existing E-Waste Management rules in India and comparison with other countries around the world, the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and other take-back system. A major focus of this course will be the role of E-Waste 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 E-Waste management for smart cities will also be discussed taking few case studies from various developing nation around the globe. This will be followed by overview of the Electronic Waste (E-Waste) management issues in India in general and for the smart cities in particular. The new rules such as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) with respect E-Waste Management will also be covered in these course.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Disciplines of Engineering
                                          Science
                                          Humanities and Management
PREREQUISITES : Environmental Sciences
                                          Introduction to Environmental Engineering
INDUSTRY SUPPORT
  • E Parisaraa – Bangalore
  • Ecoreco Recycling – Mumbai
  • Earth Sense – Telangana
  • Attero Recycling – Noida
  • EWRI-Bangalore
  • WEEE Recycle – New Delhi
  • J. S. Pigments Limited – Kolkata. 
  • In addition ULBs across the country will be interested in this course, so as professionals from SPCB and CPCB. 

Learners enrolled: 1231

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 21 Feb 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Overview of the course
    Week 2: Exposure pathway of pollutants emitted from Recycling of E-Waste
       Week 3: E-Waste Management Rules of India (2011 and 2016 Rules)
       Week 4: E-waste Management: Case Studies and Unique Initiatives from around the World

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Electronic Waste Management Rules 2016, Govt. of India, available online at CPCB website.
    2. MSW Management Rules 2016, Govt. of India, available online at CPCB website.
    3. Scientific literature uploaded by TAs

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Brajesh Kumar Dubey

    IIT Kharagpur
    Professor Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and Sustainable Engineering) in the Division of Environmental Engineering and Management at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Dr. Dubey has more than 17 years of research, teaching, training and industrial outreach experience in the areas of Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, and Sustainable Engineering and Application of Life Cycle Assessment techniques. He also works in the area of Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainable Engineering. He has been teaching courses in the area of Solid Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Management, Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Risk Assessment among other courses for nearly a decade. He has taught at several universities in USA, Canada, New Zealand, China andIndia. He has also conducted training programs in the Integrated Waste Management areas including that for Electronics Waste. Dr. Dubey has authored/co- authored more than 200 publications in his area of expertise and have presented at several national and international conferences. He has worked as Waste Management Expert for UN agencies and World Bank.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • 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: 29th March 2020, 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.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • 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 will not be dispatched.

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