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Lecture courses

Teaching is my passion and I am privileged enough to be involved in instructing most of the fundamental subjects of thermofluidic sciences, as well as, certain specialized elective courses, over last 12 years, a summary of which is presented below.

Subject Audience Course coverage
(ME 211)
(2 - 1 - 0 - 6)
3rd-sem UG core Starting with the fundamentals of thermodynamics, this course introduces the students to the laws of thermodynamics, and systematic analyses of thermodynamic systems. It also includes the concept of pure substance, thermodynamic property relations and gas power cycles.
Fluid Mechanics I
(ME 214 / ME 221)
(2 - 1 - 0 - 6)
3rd/4th-sem UG core Commencing from the definition of fluid & its properties, this course introduces the students to the wonderful world of fluid statics, kinematics & dynamics. Fluid conservation equations are developed in both integral & differential forms. The course also includes an introduction to potential flow theory and dimensional analysis.
Fluid Mechanics II
(ME 221)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
4th-sem UG core Starting with the background of the previous course, this course deals with incompressible viscous flows, leading to boundary layer theory. It then moves to a comprehensive discussion of compressible flows and fluid machinery, covering a wide range of applied topics.
Applied Thermodynamics I
(ME 321)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
6th-sem UG core This is the follow-up course to Thermodynamics, where vapor power cycles and refrigeration cycles are analyzed in details, along with the associated conponents, such as steam generator, steam turbine, condenser & cooling tower and reciprocating air compressor.
Mechanical Measurements
(ME 323)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
6th-sem UG core This is a complete course on measurement systems and processes for various parameters of engineering relevance. It introduces a generalized measurement system and the static & dynamic characteristics for zeroth, first & second order systems. Then measurement options of displacement, velocity, force, torque, pressure, temperature, flow etc. are discussed. This course also involves uncertainty analysis and fundamentals of digitization.
Heat & Mass Transfer
(ME 324)
(3 - 1 - 0 - 8)
6th-sem UG core It is a comprehensive heat & mass transfer course, encompassing all three modes of heat transfer from their very basics. Governing equations are developed for each, with standard analytical solutions for demonstrative scenarios. It also involves decent coverage of heat exchangers and mass transfer.
Fluid Mechanics
(ME 520)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
1st-sem PG core This is Masters' level course on Fluid Mechanics. It starts with a detailed review of the concept of Tensors and fluid kinematics. Detailed derivations of the conservation equations are performed, followed by discussions on various situations yielding exact solutions. Advanced level discussion on topics like Potential flow theory, Boundary layer theory and Turbulence are performed, with a brief introduction to the Compressible flows.
Conduction & Radiation
(ME 521)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
1st-sem PG core This is Masters' level follow-up course to UG Heat Transfer, which revises the acquired concept, and then introduces more advanced topics, such as, analytical treatment of 2D & 3D conduction, analytical solution of transient heat conduction and radiation in presence of participating media.
Advanced Thermodynamics
(ME 523)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
1st-sem PG core This is Masters' level course on engineering thermodynamics, which revises the fundamental concept, and then introduces more advanced topics, such as, properties of real gases & mixtures, multiphase & multi-component flows, reacting system, chemical kinetics and simplified analyses of flames & combustors.
Numerical Analysis
(ME 542)
(2 - 0 - 2 - 6)
1st-sem PG core Numerical approach towards the solution of transcendental equation, system of linear equations, interpolation, differentiatio and integration are discussed in this course, along with numerical solution of ODEs & PDEs. The curriculum also involves a lab component of equal weightage, where the atudents have to develop their own codes of the topics discussed during the lecture hours.
Nuclear Energy: Concepts and Applications
(ME 612)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
PG elective This is a beginners' course in nuclear energy. Starting with the fundamentals of atomic structure and construction of nucleus, it explores radioactivity, variety of neutron-nucleus interactions, chain reactions, delayed nutron kinetics and reactor thermalhydraulics. Different kind of nuclear reactors and other application areas of nuclear energy are briefly introduced, with overview of breeder reactors and fusion.
Two-phase Flow & Heat Transfer
(ME 657)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
PG elective It is the first course on multiphase flow. Accordingly, it deals with the fundamentals of two-phase flow systems, including the physical nature of flow and heat transfer, theoretical modeling methodologies and measurement aspects. Starting from simple mechanistic models, more involved 1-D and multi-dimensional models are discussed and also most popular computational approaches are briefly summarized.
Thermal Hydraulics in Power Generation Technology
(ME 669)
(3 - 0 - 0 - 6)
PG elective This course analyzes the thermal hydraulic aspects of power generation systems involving two-phase and supercritical flows. Basics of phase transition processes (boiling & condensation), two-phase instability and different methods of steady & transient analyses are explored.

Laboratories & tutorials

I am also involved in several laboratory courses as instructor and certain first-year courses as tutor, as available below.

Course Role
Engineering Mechanics
(ME 101)
(ME 110)
Engineering Drawing
(ME 111)
Engineering Drawing
(CE 101)
Mechanical Engineering Lab II (ME 315) Instructor of Thermal science & IC engine laboratory
Mechanical Engineering Lab III (ME 326) Instructor of Turbomachinery laboratory
Advanced Engineering Mathematics (ME 501) Tutor

Online courses :: MOOCS

Online learning is of increasing importance everywhere in the world, particularly in professional fields, and even more so as an aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic. I had the opportunity of conducting quite a few courses under the purview of NPTEL/SWYAM.

Course title Duration  Timeline 
Fundamentals of Nuclear Power Generation
(available at NPTEL)
moving to Youtube... 12 weeks January – April 2018
(re-run in January – April 2020)
(re-run in January – April 2021)
(re-run in January – April 2022)
Principles of Mechanical Measurement
(available at NPTEL)
moving to Youtube... 12 weeks January – April 2019
(re-run in January – April 2021)
Applied Thermodynamics for Engineers
(available at SWAYAM)
moving to Youtube... 12 weeks July – November 2019
(re-run in July – November 2021)
(re-run in July – November 2022)
(re-run in July – November 2023)
Fundamentals of Conduction & Radiation
(shared with Prof. A Dalal, IIT Guwahati)
(available at SWAYAM)
moving to Youtube... 12 weeks July – November 2019
(re-run in July – November 2020)
(re-run in July – November 2021)
(re-run in July – November 2022)
(re-run in July – November 2023)

Lecture courses at IIEST Shibpur

My first test of teaching was at IIEST Shibpur and the semesters I spent there offered wonderful learning experience, which I am still developing upon. I was allowed to deal with variety of courses, with diverese audience there.

Course title Audience
General Mechanical Engineering I
(ME 302)
3rd-sem UG Core
Mechanical Services
(ME 501A)
5th-sem UG Core
Internal Combustion Engine
(ME 502)
5th-sem UG Core
Numerical Methods in Engineering (ME 605) 6th-sem UG Core
Solar Energy Thermal Processes
(ME 705/9)
7th-sem UG Elective
Automobile Engineering
(ME 804/4)
8th-sem UG Elective
Nuclear Power Engineering
(ME 1002)
2nd-sem PG Core