Swayam Central

Design Of Reinforced Concrete Structures

By Prof. Nirjhar Dhang   |   IIT Kharagpur
Design of reinforced concrete structures is an introductory design course in civil engineering. In this course,  basic elements governed by bending, shear, axial forces or combination of them are identified and are considered as building blocks of the whole structure. Different methods of design will be briefly described before introducing the limit states of collapse and serviceability. The design will be done as per IS 456:2000. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of Civil Engineering and Architecture
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:  This course will be recognized by design consultancy firms and construction industries.

Learners enrolled: 3746


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Design
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1:     Introduction, Different methods of  design of reinforced concrete structures 
    Week 2:     Working stress method
    Week 3:     Limit state of collapse - flexure
    Week 4:     Design of singly reinforced beam
    Week 5:     Design of doubly reinforced beam
    Week 6:     
    Limit state of collapse - shear
    Week 7:     
    Design for shear
    Week 8:     
    Design of slab
    Week 9:   Design of compression members
    Week 10: Design of footing
    Week 11: Design of staircase
    Week 12: Limit state of serviceability


    1. Limit state design of reinforced concrete, P. C. Varghese, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 2001

    2. Reinforced concrete design, Limit state design, Ashok K. Jain, Nem Chand & Bros, Roorkee, 2002

    3. Design of concrete structures, J. N. Bandyopadhyay, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 2008 


    Prof. Nirjhar Dhang

    IIT Kharagpur
    Prof. Nirjhar Dhang (born 1962) is currently Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he teaches Bridge Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring & Control, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures.He works in the field of structural engineering particularly in the area of concrete, structural health monitoring & control and railway bridges applicable for high speed rail.He has done many consultancy and research project work.


    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 October 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.


    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

    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.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team