IIT Kharagpur Irrigation and Drainage Engineering syllabus


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 Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

3 – 1 – 0 : 4 Credits Prerequsites: None

Water for Irrigation: Sources of water, utilization in various sectors,

irrigation potential, and scope for further development and significant issues.

Farm Water Delivery System and Control: Design of open channel and

underground pipelines, water regulating and diversion structures.

Measurement of Irrigation Water: Flow measurement in open channels and

closed conduits.

Irrigation Requirement: Measurement & estimation of evapotranspiration,

irrigation scheduling, effective rainfall, irrigation requirement, and irrigation


Irrigation Methods: Surface, sub-surface, sprinkler irrigation and micro

irrigation, hydraulics of border, furrow and check basin irrigation, types of

sprinkler system, drop-size distribution, design and operation of sprinkler

systems, micro  irrigation components, design and evaluation of micro

irrigation system, filtration and flushing, fertigation; automation of irrigation


Drainage of Agricultural Lands: Waterlogging and salinity problems, drainage

investigation and scope for improvement, drainage coefficient and its


Surface Drainage System: Types and design of surface drainage system. Subsurface Drainage System: Types, steady and unsteady state flow

through subsurface drains, installation and design of subsurface drains, filter

design for tiles drains, integrated planning for irrigation and drainage in

command areas.

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