NIT Hamirpur Syllabus Environmental Sciences and Disaster Management
Environmental Sciences and Disaster Management
Scope of Civil Engineering, Role of Civil Engineers, Impact of Infrastructural developments on economy
of country, Planning, Scheduling and Construction Management
Surveying-Modern Surveying Instruments, Global Positioning System, Automatic level , Concepts and
application of GIS, Remote Sensing and their applications
Environmental Pollution, Prediction and assessment of impacts on air, water, biota, noise, cultural and
socio-economic environment. Classification of aerosols, gases vapors, natural air pollutants, properties of
air pollutants. Green house effect, acid rains, ozone hole, heat islands.
Seismology Earthquake occurrence in the world, causes of earthquake, plate tectonics, earthquake
mechanism, faults & alinements, Seismic zoning map of India and its use, focus, epicenter, seismic waves,
magnitude, intensity, intensity scale and its correlation with ground acceleration, Isoseismals,
characteristics of strong ground motions and attenuation, Earthquake statistics, Earthquake recording
Performance of building and secondary earthquake effects -Main causes of damage – Intensity of
earthquake forces, lack of strength and integrity in buildings, resonance and semi- resonance, lack of
ductility, lack of detailing.
Secondary Effects- Land and rock slides, liquefaction, fires, tsunamis, floods, release of poisonous gases
and radiation, lifeline structures.
Lessons learnt from the past Indian earthquakes, Major world earthquakes, Damage assessment
Aseismic Design of Structures Philosophy and principles of earthquake resistance design- Strength
and stiffness, ductility design and detailing, design of energy absorbing devices, concepts of seismic base
isolation and seismic active control.
Do’s and Don’ts before during and after earthquakes
Basic Civil Engineering by Satheesh Gopi
Civil Engineering Materials and their Testing by Syed Danish Hasan
Surveying By S.K. Duggal
Engineering Graphics with Auto CAD by James D. Bethune