NIT Calicut 1st Year Syllabus Part V
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Module 1 8 hours
Definition, Origins and Development of the Chemical Process Industry. The Present Day
Chemical Industry, The systematic Analysis of Chemical, Processes, Representation of a
Chemical Process in terms of Flow sheet. Scale of Chemical Processes.
Module 2 6 hours
Definition, Origin and History of Chemical Engineering. Functions of a Chemical Engineer.
Professional and General Aspects of Chemical Engineering. Difference in Chemical
Engineering Science & Technology.
Module 3 8 hours
Brief description of important Chemical Industries in terms of Unit Operations and Unit
Processes. Analyses of Flow Charts in terms of Chemical Engineering subjects. Measuring
Techniques, Devices and Control in Process Industries. Pollution and its Abatement.
Module 4 6 hours
Conceptual Developments in Chemical Engineering and the associated persons. The use of
Mathematics and Computers in Chemical Engineering. Future challenges in Chemical
1. Bhatt B.I., Vora S.M, Stoichiometry. 3rd Edition. Tata MCGraw-Hill,1977
2. S.K Ghosal, S.K. Sanyal and Dutta.S, Introduction to Chemical Engineering TMH
3. W.L Badger and J.T Banchero, Introduction to Chemical Engineering McGraw-Hill
4. George T Austin, Shreve’s Chemical Process Industries-International Student Edition, 5th
Edn., McGraw Hill Inc., 1985.
5. Gopal Rao, R. and Sittig, M., Dryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology, 3rd Edn.,
Affiliated East-West Publishers, 1997
6. Richard M Felder, Ronald W Rousseau, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 3rd
Edn., Wiley Publishers.
7. Jacob A Moulijn, Michiel Makkee, Annelies Van Diepen, Chemical Process Technology,
EC1001 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
Module 1: Basics of Electronics: Semiconductors, Band structure of Silicon, doping, PN
junctions, MOSFET, simple inverter configurations, large scale integration concepts.
Module 2: Signal Processing basics: Filtering, sampling, simple analog and digital filter
Module 3: Communication basics: Signals and noise, ideas of AM and FM, PCM, noise
Module 4: Basics of linear circuit design: Transfer function, speed and bandwidth,
superposition of signals and noise, signal-to-noise ratio.
1. Millman & Halkias: Electronic Devices & Circuits, MGH, 2007
2. George Kennedy: Electronic Communication Systems, MGH, 1992
3. B P Lathi: Signal Processing & Linear Systems, Oxford University Press, 2000
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BT1001 INTRODUCTION TO LIFE SCIENCES
Origin and evolution of life, Theories for origin of life-Primordial soup theory, Miller-Urey
experiment, Biogenesis and Louis Pasteur, Darwinian selection, Oparin-Haldane hypothesis.
Module 2 (08 hours)
Diversity of life, Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Functions of different organelles in the cells,
Mitosis and Meiosis, Classical genetics, Mendel’s laws of inheritance-Law of segregation and
law of independent assortment.
Module 3 (07 hours)
Structure of biomolecules-Deoxyribonucleic acid, Ribonucleic acid, Carbohydrates, Lipids,
Proteins, Functions of biomolecules, Metabolism, Photosynthesis, Molecular genetics,
Module 4 (06 hours)
Membrane biology, Cell signaling and transport system, Developmental biology, Cell
differentiation, Embryonal development, Regeneration, Techniques in cell and molecular
a) Text Books
1. D. L. Nelson and M. M. Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 4th Edn, WH
Freeman and Company, 2005.
2. J.M. Berg, J.L. Tymoczko, and L. Stryer, Biochemistry, 6th Edn., WH Freeman and
3. B. Alberts, A. Johnson, J. Lewis, and M. Raff, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Edn.,
Garland Science, 2008.
1. M.J. Pelczar, E.C.S. Chan, and N.R. Krieg, Microbiology, 5th Edn., McGraw-Hill, 2007.
2. H. Lodish, A. Berk, C. A. Kaiser, and M. Krieger, Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edn., W.
H. Freeman, 2007.
3. S. F. Gilbert, Developmental Biology, 9th Edn., Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2010
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EE1001 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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Module 1 : Introduction to Electrical Engineering (7 hrs)
Introduction to Engineering Profession, History of EE and milestones, Professional
ethics, Professional organisations in the field of EE, about standards and certification of EE
equipment and concerned organisations in the country, codes of practice in EE.
Structure and components of an Electrical Energy System – Generation, Transmission,
Distribution and Utilisation overview – DC power versus AC power – DC transmission versus
AC transmission – common voltage levels – major components of residential , commercial and
industrial loads – guaranteed voltage and frequency values – Tariff structures – study of tariff
structure of local Electrical utility (KSEB)
Brief introduction to various renewable energy sources
Module 2 : Batteries and Battery Charging ( 5 hrs)
Principle of operation of Lead-acid Batteries, AH rating, available capacity at different
discharge rates, types of lead-acid batteries, different factors that affect battery life, abnormal
conditions during charging and discharging, high discharge versus deep discharge, desirable
charging profile, energy efficiency, float voltage, trickle charge current, need to avoid overcharging,
constant current – constant voltage charging algorithm.
Different ways to charge a Lead-acid battery : (i) Capacitor + diode system (ii) full-wave or
full-bridge rectifier with ac side choke (iii) full-wave or full-bridge rectifier with dc side resistor
– qualitative description of more precise battery charging systems.
Areas of application of Lead-acid batteries and application requirements – in UPS, DG Sets
cranking, Automobiles, Emergency lamps, Solar Power Systems etc.
Ni-Cd batteries and their charging, Lithium batteries and charging.
Module 3 : Analysis of Circuits with Dependent Sources ( 8 hrs)
Linear Dependent sources : VCVS, VCCS, CCVS and CCCS – node analysis and mesh
analysis of circuits containing resistors, independent sources and linear dependent sources –
effect of dependent sources on the symmetry of nodal admittance matrix and mesh impedance
matrix – determination of Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent for circuits containing
Dependent source equivalent circuits for coupled coils – a.c steady-state analyis of
circuits containing coupled coils – the perfectly coupled two-winding transformer and the
ideal two- winding transformer
Module 4 : Study of three-phase balanced and unbalanced circuits ( 8 hrs)
Thevenin’s Theorem, Norton’s Theorem and Maximum Power Transfer Theorem for a.c
circuits – Polyphase working – 3 phase a.c systems – balanced system – phase sequence – Star
Delta Transformation Theorem – Balanced 3 phase a.c source supplying balanced 3 phase star
connected and delta connected loads – Three phase loads with mutual coupling between phases –
3 wire and 4 wire systems – neutral shift – neutral current – active power, reactive power,
complex power, apparent power and power factor in balanced and unbalanced three phase
systems -Measurement of Power in Balanced and Unbalanced Systems.
(a) Text books :
1. ‘Rechargeable Batteries Applications Handbook’, Technical Marketing Staff of Gates
Energy Products, BPB Publications, 1994
2. ‘Electric Circuits & Networks’ , Suresh Kumar K.S, Pearson Education, 2009
3. ‘Engineering Circuit Analysis’, Hayt & Kemmerly, 6th Edition, TMH, 2003
(b) Reference :
National Electrical Code, ISI, 1985
ME1001 – Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
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1) General Introduction (Engineering, ingeniere-ingenious, Mechanical Engg profession,
Historical aspects, Overview of curriculum)
2) a) Creativity and Problem Solving skills (Levels of thinking, intelligence & creativity,
invention & innovation, Basic steps in problem formulation & solving, Units and
b) Communication Skills (Oral, written and graphical communication, Presentation skills)
3) Role of Mathematics (Applications in Mechanical Engg., Concepts from algebra,
calculus, vector analysis, statistics etc.)
4) Mechanics in Mechanical Engineering (Overview, salient features of various mechanics
courses, basics of forces and kinematic parameters)
5) Materials and Stresses (Fundamental properties, classifications, applications, simple
6) Motion and Power transmission (Kinematics and dynamics of machinery, power
transmission elements, concepts from friction and wear)
7) Fluids Engineering (fluid mechanics – basics & historical aspects, hydraulic machines,
advanced topics like gas dynamics)
8) Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (Basic principles, significance of thermodynamics in
Mechanical Engg., relationship with mechanics subjects, modes of heat transfer)
9) Thermal Engineering and Energy Systems (Historical aspects, Internal and external
combustion engines, gas turbines, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, power plants,
10) Manufacturing Processes (Basic processes like machining, casting, forging etc.)
11) Manufacturing Systems (Machine tools, Production systems, advanced systems like
CNC, robots, assembly lines etc.)
12) Mechanical Design (Basic steps in design, material selection, design for
13) Industrial Engineering and Principles of Management (Work study, optimization,
software tools, interesting problems transportation planning, job sequencing etc., basic
concepts of management)
1) An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, J. Wickert, Cengage Learning, 2nd Edn.,
2) Engineering Basics, Saeed Moaveni, Cengage Learning.
1. The intended purpose of this course is to give an overview, introduce and motivate the
students towards Mechanical Engineering.
2. A main purpose of the course is to give the clear inter-relationship with various courses
in Mechanical Engg., and even with courses of other branches of engineering.
3. The course contains a set of 13 lectures (of 2 hour duration each), as given in the syllabus
above. The guideline for contents is given with each lecture, while the detailed list of
topics will be decided by the lecturer.
4. Preferably, each lecture should be given by a different faculty member. A faculty
member should never give lecture on more than two topics, as it is important for the
students to get various perspectives, and also each topic should be handled by a faculty
member specialized in that area.
5. It is suggested that the lectures should not be made completely descriptive, and
assignments should be given as part of each lecture.
6. The evaluation can be completely based on a final examination (end semester
examination), where there shall be one question of 10 marks from each topic. Students
shall have the option of answering any 10 questions. The faculty member, who handled a
specific topic will be responsible for setting the question from that topic and valuing the
answer to that question, for all students.
CE1001 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING
Objective: The Course is primarily meant to provide an overall introduction to Civil
Engineering Profession and to cover broadly the various disciplines of Civil
Engineering programme. The course will be delivered by faculty of the
department drawn from different areas of Civil Engineering.
Module 1(7 hours)
General introduction to Civil Engineering, various disciplines of civil engineering and its
relevance to overall infra-structural development of the country.( 1hour)
Topics to be covered are:
(1) Building Technology (2 hours)
(2) Material Engineering (2 hours)
(3) Surveying (2 hours)
Module 2 (7 hours)
(4) Structural Engineering (1) (2 hours)
(5) Structural Engineering (2) (2 hours)
(6) Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering (3 hours)
Module 3 (7 hours)
(7) Environmental Engineering (2 hours)
(8) Transportation Engineering (2 hours)
(9) Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering (3 hours)
Module 4 (7 hours)
(10) Construction Engineering and Management (2 hours)
(11) Earthquake Engineering (2 hours)
(12) Offshore Engineering & Coastal Engineering (3 hours)
The overall guideline for the delivery of the topics is:
Introduction, subsections, relevance, various systems, basic principles underlying the systems,
the role of civil engineers, current trends.
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CS1001 FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTING
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Module 1 : Logic (7 hours)
Propositional logic, implications and inference, equivalence, truth tables. Normal forms. duality,
minimization. logic gates and combinational Circuit design, Introduction to first order logic.
Module 2 : Sets and Relational structures (7 hours)
Sets, relations, functions, transitive closures, partial order, lattices, boolean lattices, boolean
Module 3 Proof Techniques and Recursion (7 hours)
Methods of proof using Induction, deduction proofs and contradiction. Recursion and recursive
Writing recursive programs.
Module 4 Graphs: (7 hours)
Basic definitions, trees, paths, cycles and elementary properties.
1. E. Mendelson, Shaum’s outline on boolean algebra and switching circuits, McGraw Hill, 1970.
2. B. Kolman, R. Busby, R. C. Ross, Discrete Mathematics, Pearson (6/e), 2008.
PH 1002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING PHYSICS PROFESSION
Module 1 (8 Hours)
Understanding engineering: The engineering profession, what it means to be an engineer.
Examining topics, communicating information to others. Traditional problem and engineering
solution integration based on fundamental sciences. Correctly applying the course material to
new situations. Relationship of engineering to the environment. Engineering challenges;
engineering employment; engineering education; creativity; design and development. Salaries
and other rewards. Professional registration, and practical engineering issues.
Module 2 (10 Hours)
Engineering physics: Course description. Understanding the science behind a problem. Physics and
Engineering physics. How Engineering Physics is linked to other fields. The need for Multidisciplinary
approach. The Engineering Physics profession .How Engineering Physics is structured and what
engineering physicist do at different levels. Combining Know-how with Know why. Contents of
Engineering Physics. Career opportunities. Higher studies. Project implementation and research.
Module 3 (4 Hours)
Course & Instructor Policies: Assignments, attendance, examination rules and evaluation.
Grades and credits., Make – up exams. Student Grievance Procedures.
Module 4 (6 Hours)
Academic Integrity: Students ethics: ethical responsibility and team-work dynamics. Standards
of conduct. Scholastic dishonesty. Plagiarism. Copy right and fair use.. professional obligations
to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Engineering societies; intellectual property;
and product liability. Codes of ethics, and guidelines for professional employment.
1. John Dustin Kemper, Introduction to the Engineering Profession, Oxford University
2. W. Lionel Craver, Darrell C. Schroder and Anthony J. Tarquin, Introduction to