About The Course

Over last few decades, there has been significant demand on energy with respect to living standards of human civilization particularly in transport sectors and power generation systems. The very basic bottom-line is the need for “self-sustained and complete combustion” while harnessing the powers from various sources such as, automobile engines, gas turbine engines, rocket engines and various other non-conventional industrial processes. A most important segment of this growth is relied on the extensive use of petroleum and aviation fuels, which should be trimmed down because they have limited potential and the serious environmental impact. The most momentous perpetrator field of petroleum use is in the transportation field, which is a major contributor of pollution of both natural and human well-being. The use of fossil fuel in transportation yields lethal emissions, which affect harshly on the global climate, human well-being, cultivation and receptive ecology. The climate change problem results from the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. The fossil fuels (mainly diesel and petrol) used in internal combustion (IC) engines are one of the contributors to the global environmental degradation for their GHG emissions. Diesel engines contribute on important part of the world’s transportation and industrial infrastructure. In the recent times, there are issues related to their GHG emissions such as, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and carbon monoxide (CO). The use of alternative fuels is one of the promising methods of resolving this problem largely. Gaseous fuels receive more prominence in the domain of alternative fuels because of the possibilities of cleaner combustion. However, they are not suitable for compression ignition (CI) concept diesel engine when used alone, due to their low cetane numbers and high auto-ignition temperatures. Hence, the CI engine of the ‘dual fuel’ approach plays a significant role in the efficient utilization of a wide range of gaseous fuels. Looking at the rapidly increasing energy demand, limited supply of fossil and aviation fuels, and concern over global warming due to emissions, attention needs to be focused improve the system efficiencies of engines with advanced technologies. For this purpose, identification/invention of alternative sources of energy, propulsion systems for faster travel development of reusable and cleaner technologies is essential. Due to its significant development in the last few years, there is a lot of research scope in frontal research areas of combustion in transport sectors (automotive industries, aircraft units, rocket propulsion), cooking/power generation in community sectors (biogas based porous media combustion and gasification). Side by side, clean energy production is equally important for the choice alternative fuel as a societal impact with innovative combustion technologies. In this backdrop, it has been proposed to undertake the short-term course on “Combustion, Emission and Power Technologies” for the academic/industrial audience especially for North-East region of the country.


The fundamental concepts, technical details and the methodical approaches to tackle the research problems of combustion technology is the important theme of the proposal. These are highlighted through a series of lectures together with practice starting from fundamentals to applied research areas. The theme of the above topic spreads in multi-disciplinary research streams of science and engineering such as, Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, Environmental and Energy sectors. The faculty members from IIT Guwahati and scientist from R&D organizations, will deliver the lectures. This course will be inclined with elemental and advance discussions on following important topics:

  • Combustion Technologies in Internal Combustion (IC) engines
  • Dual-fuel/Multi-fuel Combustion
  • Alternative and Renewable Fuels
  • Clean Combustion: Scopes and Impacts
  • Gas Turbine and Power Generation
  • Porous-media Combustion
  • Biomass/Decentralized gasification
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Clean Energy Technologies
  • Usage of computational tools
  • Pedagogy/Technical Writing


This short-term course will provide an excellent opportunity for academicians, budding engineers, scientists and students community to exchange ideas and views in an informal and cordial atmosphere. This will also help in focusing the national efforts to develop the skills for experimental facilities in the laboratories of the parent institutes. The interaction with leading academicians, scientists and experts around the country will enrich North-Eastern communities to initiate new research programs in the area of “Combustion Science and Engineering”.



Number of seats: 30.



IIT Guwahati campus is spread over a sprawling 785 hectares plot of green land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 25 km from the heart of the city. With hills and vast open spaces, the cam¬pus provides an ideal setting for training. Details on how to reach IITG Campus are available on the institute website

Website: www.iitg.ac.in

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Contact Info

AddressDr. Niranjan Sahoo Center for Energy,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati- 781 039

Phone +91 361 258 2665

Email shock@iitg.ac.in

AddressDr. Pankaj Kalita, Center for Energy,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati- 781 039

Phone +91 361 258 3129

Email pankajk@iitg.ac.in