NIT Surathakal Syllabus
Mandatory Learning Courses
MANDATORY LEARNING COURSES (MLC)
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.