NIT Surathakal Syllabus Mandatory Learning Courses All Branches

NIT Surathakal Syllabus

Mandatory Learning Courses

All Branches




MLC1    ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES                                                                                  (2-0-0) 2

Definition,  scope  and  importance  of  Environmental  Studies,  Need  for  public  awareness.  Natural

Resources  Renewable  and  Non-renewable  Resources.  Natural  resources  and  associated  problems. Concept  of  an  ecosystem:  Structure  and  function  of  an  ecosystem,  Producers,  consumers  and

decomposers, Energy flow in the ecosystem, Ecological succession, Food chains and ecological pyramids,

Biodiversity  and  Its  Conservation,  Environmental  Pollution:  Definition,  Causes,  effects  and  control measures.   Pollution   case   studies.   Disaster   management,   Social   Issues   and   the   Environment,

Environmental  ethics,  Climate  change,  global  warming,  acid  rain,  ozone  layer  depletion,  nuclear

accidents  and  holocaust.  Wasteland  reclamation,  Consumerism  and  waste  products,  Acts  related  to Environment Protection, Isues involved in enforcement of environmental legislation, Human Population and the Environment, Field work equal to 5 lecture hours.

R. Rajagopalan, Environmental Studies, Oxford IBH Pub. Benny Joseph, Environmental Studies, McGraw Hill Pub.

Erach Bharucha, Text Book for Environmental Studies, Pub., UGC.

Masters, Gilbert M. Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sciences, Prentice Hall India.


MLC2    PROFESSIONAL ETHICS  AND HUMAN VALUES                                              (1-0-0) 1

Professional ethics: Aim of Engineering, Responsibilities of Engineers, Rights of Engineers, Impediments

to responsibilities, Honesty, Integrity, Reliability, Risk, Safety and Liability, Global issues.

Personal  ethics:  Value  of  self,  others  and  society,  Compliance  with  law,  Social  norms,  Service  to community,  Corruption,  Indian  and  Western  culture,  Simple  living  and  high  thinking,  Science  and


Charles E. Harris et al., Engineering Ethics. N. N. Das, Ethical Considerations.


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