The objectives of the course is to introduce and sensitize all BTech students to the issue of ecology, environment and sustainability. The lectures are aimed at posing various questions that are relevant for all students of engineering and management to incorporate sustainability and a sensitivity to ecology and environment in their design of products, processes and systems.
Abhijit P. Deshpande is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. His focus is on obtainingthe understanding of polymeric systems, more specifically their aggregation and gelation behaviour. Rheology is used as a probing tool to investigate polymer blends, sulfonated polymers, crosslinked hydrogels, supramolecular / living polymers and polymeric composites in his group. He teaching interests include specialized courses in fluid mechanics, rheology and continuum mechanics; and core chemical engineering courses such as mass transfer and thermodynamics.
AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75 AND FINAL SCORE >=40
BASED ON THE FINAL SCORE, Certificate criteria will be as below:
>=90 - Elite + Gold
75-89 -Elite + Silver
>=60 - Elite
40-59 - Successfully Completed