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Swayam Central

Earth Sciences For Civil Engineering Part - I & II

By Prof. Javed N. Malik   |   IIT Kanpur
The course introduces the student to basic principles of geosciences, geological hazards and their applications in civil engineering. The first 4-week modules of this course will help the student to have better understanding towards interior of the earth, earth system and its process. The next 4 week modules will cover geological hazards and environmental impact, active faults and its related hazard in India, importance of geological structures in dams and tunnels, fluvial geomorphology and ground water, tsunami, landslide and flood hazard, mapping, monitoring and management of hazards.


INTENDED AUDIENCE: PG students of Science and Engineering (especially Earth Sciences). Advance UG students too can take this course.

PREREQUISITES       :         Basic knowledge of geology is recommended.
 

Learners enrolled: 1663

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 06 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 18 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 21 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 :Introduction to Geosciences in Civil Engineering,Introduction to Geosciences in Civil Engineering,Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift,Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift,Rock-forming Minerals and their properties
    Week 2 :Rock-forming Minerals and their properties,Rock types and their properties,Rock types and their properties,Rock types and their properties,Rock types and their properties
    Week 3 :Seismology and the internal Structure of the Earth,Seismology and the internal Structure of the Earth,Geological Structure Geological Structures,Geological Structures
    Week 4  : Introduction to Geological Hazards,Introduction to Geological Hazards,Introduction to Geological Hazards, Environmental impacts of  Geological hazards,Environmental impacts of  Geological hazards
    Week 5  : Active faults and its related hazard in India,Active faults and its related hazard in India,Active faults and its related hazard in India,Active faults Mapping and Applications,Active faults Mapping and Applications
    Week 6  :Tsunami and related hazard,Tsunami and related hazard,Tsunami and related hazard,Landslide and Subsidence Landslide and Subsidence
    Week 7  :  Landslide and Subsidence,Flood and related hazard,Flood and related hazard,Flood and related hazard,Groundwater
    Week 8  :  Applications of Earth Sciences in Civil Engineering,Applications of Earth Sciences in Civil Engineering,Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in Rivers,Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in Dams, Civil Engineering applications – geological considerations in Tunnels

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    •    Understanding Earth (5th edition) by Grotzinger, Jordan, Press and Siever, Freeman and Company.
    •    Geology Applied to Engineering by Terry West, Prentice Hall.
    •    Dynamic of Earth by Skinner and Porter
    •    Structural Geology by M. P. Billings
    •    Environmental Geology, Keller, E, A., Prentice Hall, 9th edition, 2011
    •    Bell, F. G. Environmental Geology
    •    Horn & Scott, Geological Hazards
    •    Aswathanarayana, U., Geoenvironment: an introduction

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Javed N. Malik

    IIT Kanpur
    - The instructor finished his Ph. D in 1998 from M. S. University Baroda, Vadodara. Gujarat (Geology), did Post-Doctrate (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) from (1999-2001) Hiroshima University, JAPAN. 
    - Joined IIT Kanpur in 2001. 

    Area of Specialization: Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology and Paleo-tsunami 

    Current Areas of Research: 
    • Active fault mapping and Paleoseismological studies along NW Himalaya and Kachchh 
    • Paleo-Tsunami studies in Andaman & Nicobar Islands 
    • Collaboration with Japan, US and France – related to earthquake and tsunami studies 

    Research Projects: 
    • Active tectonic investigation along northwestern Himalayan foothill zone, sponsored by DST 
    • Active fault mapping and paleoseismic investigations in Kachchh region. Gujarat, by OYO International Japan. 
    • Active Tectonic investigations around South-Middle Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands, A&N Islands, sponsored by INCOIS, Hyderabad, MoES.

    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:18 December,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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Kanpur. 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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