NIT Calicut Civil Engineering Syllabus VIII SEM
CE4004 ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Organisations and their Economic Environment
Definition of Economics and Managerial Economics – Nature and Scope – Definition and Concept of Good, Want,
Value, Wealth, Utility – Utility and Demand – Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility – Assumptions and Importance.
Demand and Supply – Law of Demand and Law of Supply. Market price and natural price. Standard market forms-
Monopoly, Perfect competition. Organisational forms- Proprietorship, partnership, Joint Stock Company –
Module 2 (10hours)
Money- nature and functions – Inflation and Deflation – Kinds of Banking – commercial banks – Central banking –
Credit instrument – Monetary Policy – International trade – Balance of trade and Balance of Payments – taxation –
Direct and Indirect taxes – Impact and Incidence of tax- Concept of National
Income – Features with reference to developing countries.
Module 3 (8 hours)
Introduction to Management
Management Theory- Characteristics of management – Systems Approach to management – Concepts of goal,
objective, strategies, programmes. Decision making under certainty, uncertainty and risk – Introduction to functional
areas of management – Operations management, Human resources management, marketing management.
Module 4 (12hours)
Financial and Inventory Management
Need for Financial Management – Types of financing – Short term and long term Borrowing – Equity financing –
Analysis of Financial Statement – balance sheet – Profit and Loss account – Fund flow statement – Ratio Analysis .
Investment and Financial decision – Financial control and Job control. Functions and objectives of Inventory
management – Decision models – Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) model – sensitivity analysis of EOQ model,
Economic production lot size model – inventory model with planned shortages – Periodic order quantity – single
period Inventory models – Simulation model for inventory analysis.
1. Konni, Donnel C. O. and Weighnrich, H., Management, Eight Edition, McGraw Hill International Book
2. Philip Kotler, Marketing Management, Prentice-Hall of India, Edition, 1998.
3. Plossl, G. W., Production and inventory control by,Prentice Hall, 2000.
4. Paul A Samuelson and William D Nardhaus , Economics, Mcgraw Hill International Edition, 1991.
5. Barthwal, R. R., Industrial Economics – An Introductory Text Book, New Age International Pvt Ltd, 2000.
6. Aninnya Sen, Microeconomics – Theory and Apoplications , OUP. 7. Sharma J.L., Construction management
and accounts, Sathya Prakashan, New Delhi, 1994.
7. Srinath, L. S., An Introduction to Project Management, Tata McGraw Hill publications, 1995
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B.Tech (Civil) Syllabus – 2010 (Semester 8)
CE4005 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND QUANTITY SURVEYING
Total hours: 56
Module 1 (16 hours)
Construction Management – Network techniques – introduction – Bar charts – use of CPM and PERT for planning
– time estimates – critical path – updating – crashing – resource smoothing – resource leveling – critical chain
method – linear scheduling method
Construction planning: Preparation of job layout – labour schedule – material schedule – equipment schedule
Module 2 (14 hours)
Quantity surveying and budgeting: preparation of detailed estimates for buildings – reinforced concrete structures
– sanitary and water supply works – project cost management – learning curves – construction project budgets
Module 3 (13 hours)
Project execution and monitoring – Tendering – contract – contract documents – measurements – types of
contracts – introduction to PPP– inspection and quality control – standardization – organizations at national and
international level (BIS and ISO) – role of certification project- project evaluation and control – earned value
Module 4 (13 hours)
Preparation of specification for common materials of construction and items of work as per IS – analysis of rates and
preparation of abstract of estimate.
Introduction to valuation of real properties: Depreciation – Sinking fund – methods of valuation
1. Jeffry K Pinto, Project Management Achieving competitive Advantage, Pearson Publication, 2009
2. Peurifoy, R. L., and Clifford J Schexnayder., Construction Planning Equipment and Methods, McGraw Hill,
3. Dutta, B. N., Estimation and Costing in Civil Engg, UBSPD, 1992.
4. Chakrabarthi, Estimation, Costing, Specification in Civil Engg, , 1982.
5. Shah, N. A., Quantity Surveying and Specification in Civil Engg., 1981.
6. I.S 1200 (1968), Methods of Measurement of Building and Civil Engg. Works
7. Mahajan, S. P., Civil Estimating and Costing, Sathyaprakasham, 1988.
8. Jha, J., and Sinha ,S. K., Construction and Foundation Engineering, Khanna Publications
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B.Tech (Civil) Syllabus – 2010 (Semester 8)
CE4006 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Prerequisite: Completed upto and including third level courses and to have undergone seventh semester core
Objective: The Course is primarily meant to provide an overall preparation for Civil engineering practice and is to
cover broadly the syllabi of all the core courses in the programme. The course delivery by faculty in different
areas preferably with guest lectures from practicing Engineers is envisaged as far as possible. The course
delivery to include modern developments in relevant areas beyond those included in the course syllabi. The
assessment is to be in continuous mode with additional assignments etc. than those prescribed at the end of
Total hours: 42
Module 1 (10 hours.)
Topics in Survey, Functional Design and Construction
Review of topics with emphasis on Practical aspects covering broad contents of courses in Graphics, Surveying,
Functional Design and Building Drawing and other related areas.
Module 2 (11 hours.)
Topics in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Review of topics with emphasis on Practical aspects covering broad contents of courses in Water Resources and
Environmental Engineering and other related areas.
Module 3 (10 hours.)
Topics in Geotechnical Engineering and Transportation Engineering
Review of topics with emphasis on Practical aspects covering broad contents of courses in Geotechnical Engineering
and Transportation Engineering and other related areas.
Module 4 (11 hours.)
Topics in Structural Engineering and Construction Management
Review of topics with emphasis on Practical aspects covering broad contents of courses in Structural Engineering
and Construction Management and other related areas.
All the modules will be simultaneously covered (preferably different faculty) with one hour/per week for each
module. Assessment may consist of written and/or oral examination In the case of oral examination a minimum of
two members of faculty to be involved in the assessment. All interim tests to have equal weightage for all modules.
An end semester oral assessment consisting of all topics to be held, preferably with at least one of the examiners
from outside course faculty.
1. Tyler G. Hicks. “Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations”, Mc Graw Hill, 2007.
2. Wai-Fah Chen, J. Y. Richard Liew, “Civil Engineering Handbook”, Second Edition, Taylor and Francis Group,
3. Charles E. Reynolds and James C Steedman, “Reinforced Concrete Designer’s Handbook.” Tenth Edition, E
and FN Spon, 11, New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE, U.K, 2000