Admission to all the ME/MTech programmes shall be made on the basis of valid GATE Score in respective discipline. First preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates. After offering seats to the GATE qualified candidates, for seats remaining vacant (if any), the admission will be made on the merit of the entrance test to be conducted by the University across India and only those candidates who shall be having minimum 20% (15% for SC/ST) in the entrance test shall only be considered for admission.
Admission to ME/MTech programme will be open to a candidate who obtains at least 50% marks in the aggregate in the qualifying examination from a recognised University.
Note: For ME (Computer Science and Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics and Communication) and MTech (Computer Applications), only GATE qualified candidates shall be admitted. Non-GATE candidates are advised not to apply for these programs.
However, Non-GATE candidates can apply for these programs in part time mode.
Qualifying examination for ME/MTech programme (regular as well as part-time) in various disciplines is as under:
BE/BTech degree in Mechanical/Production/Industrial Engineering.
BE/BTech degree in Civil Engineering.
Civil (Infrastructure) Engineering
BE / BTech in Civil Engineering, BE/ BTech in Infrastructure Engineering
Electronics & Communications Engineering#
BE/BTech degree in Electronics & Communication
B.E / B.Tech or equivalent, Applied Electronics & Telecommunication / Electronics Telecommunication / Telecommunication Engineering / Electronics & Telematics / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electrical and Electronics
# Gate Qualified candidates with BE/BTech in Electronics and Communication shall only be considered for admission on the basis of GATE score
BE/BTech degree in Mechanical/Production/Industrial/Automobile Engineering.
BE/BTech degree in any discipline of Engineering OR MSc in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/ Electronics/Physics/Operations Research/Information Science/Information Technology OR MCA OR Equivalent
Computer Science & Engineering*
BE/BTech degree in any discipline of Engineering OR MSc in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/ Electronics/Physics/Operations Research/Information Science/Information Technology OR MCA OR Equivalent
BE/BTech degree in any discipline of Engineering OR MSc in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Electronics/ Physics/ Operations Research/ Information Science/ Information technology OR MCA OR Equivalent.
* Gate Qualified candidates with BE/Btech in Computer Engg/Computer Science/Information Technology shall only be considered for admission on the basis of GATE score.
Electronic Instrumentation & Control Engineering
BE/BTech/ degree in Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Engineering OR MSc Physics with Electronics
B.E./B.Tech. Degree in Biotechnology/Chemical / Industrial Biotechnology / Bio-chemical Engineering /Bio-Medical Engineering / Bio-Informatics or a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or M.Sc. Degree in Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Microbiology / Bio-Physics / Biology / Botany / Zoology/ Genetics / MBBS / M.Sc.(Ag) & M.V.Sc.
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
BE/BTech degree in any branch of Engineering OR MSc in Materials Science/Physics/ Chemistry (with Physics and Mathematics at BSc Level)
Environmental Science & Technology
BE/BTech degree in Civil/Chemical/Mining/Metallurgy/Biotechnology Engineering
OR MSc in Chemistry/Bio-chemistry/Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Atmospheric
BE/BTech degree in Electronics /Computer Science/Electronics & Communication/Electronics (Instrumentation & Control)/Electrical Engineering OR MSc in Computer Science/Electronics/Physics with Electronics / Instrumentation with Mathematics as one of the subjects in B.Sc
B.E./B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering/Technology, Environmental, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper Technology/Polymer Technology/Metallurgy/Materials/Mechanical/Ceramics Engineering or allied discipline) or M.Sc.(Applied /Industrial Chemistry) with Mathematics upto B.Sc. level.
BE/BTech Degree in any discipline OR M.Sc. in Mathematics /Statistics /Operation Research /Computer Science / Electronics/ Information Technology/ Physics OR MCA OR equivalent.
Industrial Pollution and Abatement
B.E./B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering/Technology, Environmental, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper Technology/Polymer Technology/Metallurgy/Materials / Mechanical/Ceramics Engineering/Civil Engineering or allied discipline) or M.Sc. (Chemistry/Applied Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry/Environment/Biotechnology) with Mathematics upto B.Sc. level.
Note:Candidate who has passed Section B of the Institution of Engineers (India) or Grade IETE and has three years of professional experience in reputed organization are also eligible for admission to ME/MTech programme in respective disciplines.
Sponsored Candidates with 55% marks in the qualifying examination are eligible for admission. Such candidates must have a minimum of two years of full time work experience in a registered firm/company/industry/educational and research institutions/any Government Department of Government Organization in the relevant field in which admission is being sought. The employer in the sponsorship certificate must indicate that the fee will be borne by the sponsoring organization and the candidate will not be withdrawn before the completion of the programme. The fee of the sponsored candidates shall be paid by the sponsoring agency from the company’s bank account.
Candidates who are appearing in the final exam of the qualifying degree are eligible to apply. Such candidates have to furnish following undertaking at the time of document checking/’In Person’counselling.
“I am applying on my own risk and responsibility as my final result of the qualifying exam has not been declared by the University.
I do hereby declare that I do not have any backlog paper in any of the previous semesters (Years) of study of the qualifying exam and also I do not expect any backlog in my final exam.
I assure you that I will produce the proof of passing of my qualifying examination with the minimum percentage of marks required on or before December 31, 2013, failing which my admission shall stand cancelled and I shall not claim any right on any count whatsoever.”
10.2 NUMBER OF SEATS
The University offers PG programme of four semesters (regular) and six semesters (part time) leading to ME/Mtech degree. The distribution of seats discipline-wise is as under:
Name of the Deptt/School
Number of Seats
Civil Infrastructure Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electronic Instrumentation & Control Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Environmental Science & Technology
Part time Programs: All the ME/MTech programs offered in regular mode shall also be available in part time mode. In addition MTech (Industrial Pollution Abatement) to be offered by CHED shall also be available in part time mode. The maximum intake in each part time program shall be 10.
In addition to above seats, 1% over and above seats are reserved for children of employees of Thapar University. The candidates seeking admission under this category are required to satisfy
the eligibility as mentioned above at 8.1.
5 seats in each regular discipline of ME/MTech programme are available for FN/NRI candidates. Refer section 16 for eligibility and other conditions.
Seats, if any in the sponsored category remained unfilled; such vacant seat(s) shall be filled by General category candidates.
3 LEAVE RULES
ME/MTech regular students getting scholarship shall be entitled for leave for a maximum period of thirty days per year in addition to general holidays but not entitled to vacation, e.g., summer, winter, etc. The students must apply for leave in advance and obtain the sanction from the concerned Head of the Department/School. The student shall be required to give an undertaking to the effect that he/she would not leave the course midway or appear in any competitive examinations, etc., not related to Engineering & Technology, in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.
4 TIMING FOR PART-TIME CLASSES
The classes for ME/MTech part-time programmes may be held on Saturday and Sunday (whole day) during all the weeks in a Semester. The candidates joining ME (Civil Infrastructure Engineering) in a part time mode shall have the option of doing first semester along with the regular mode.
5 DURATION OF PROGRAMME
The normal duration of programme leading to the ME/MTech degree shall be four semesters for regular students and six semesters for part-time students, which includes course work of twelve subjects, seminar, minor project and Dissertation. The maximum duration for regular programmes is six semesters and for part time programmes is ten semesters.
The candidates admitted in ME/MTech with valid GATE score will be considered to receive scholarships only if approved and amount released by AICTE or any other funding agency. It will be obligatory for every post-graduate student to undertake eight to ten hours per week of work related to teaching and research activities as assigned to him/her by the University. This could include tutorials, laboratories classes, development and maintenance of laboratories, assistance in research and development activities undertaken by faculty members, maintenance and operation of computers and other central facilities, assistance in library etc.
There are 70 teaching assistantships ( 72,000- per annum: 30, 48,000- per annum: 40) for students who will not be getting GATE scholarships. The decision regarding eligibility criteria for distribution of these scholarships will be decided by DoAA. Teaching load shall be given to such candidates as per the guidelines of the University.
Note: The part-time candidates must produce No Objection Certificate from the present employer/Department.
If the number of students registered is less than ten on the date of registration in a PG programme, then decision of the Director shall be final regarding offering of such programme.
7 ME/MTech Admission schedule:
Last date for receipt of completed application forms
June 10, 2013
Date of Entrance test to be conducted by TU
ONLINE Entrance test (June 26 – 30, 2013)
Browse www.thapar.edu for details
Display of result of Entrance Test
For GATE Qualified candidates:
Interview in respective Departments/School
June 18, 2013
Deposit of fee
June 18-20, 2013
If selected GATE Qualified candidates fail to deposit the fee by June 20, 2013, the alloted seat shall be cancelled and shall be offered to next candidate in the merit list on June 24, 2013.
Display of number of vacant seats in various disciplines of ME/MTech after offering seats
to GATE qualified in above mentioned schedule : July 01, 2013
Counselling including deposit of fee for these vacant seats : July 13, 2013
Last round of counselling for vacant seats if any : July 29, 2013
1 In all the rounds of counselling, the GATE qualified candidates shall get first preference based on merit. Those who missed the earlier round can attend any counselling held later but their admission will be on merit & subject to availability of seat after offering the seats to all those candidates who have attended the previous rounds (and marked the attendance) & were not offered seat.
2 No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the Entrance test/Interview etc
3 A candidate willing to apply for more than one ME/MTech programme, whether in same or different departments/schools, is required to fill separate form for each programme alongwith requisite exam fee.
4 Candidates are advised to browse www.thapar.edu
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING ME/MTECH ENTRANCE TEST INCLUDING ENTRANCE TEST SYLLABUS Duration of test: 90 minutes (75 Questions)
Negative marking: ¼ marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
1 ME PROGRAMME (REGULAR/ PART-TIME)
(I) CAD/CAM ENGINEERING
(II) THERMAL ENGINEERING
(III) PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
Solid Mechanics, Machine Design, Theory of Machines, Mechanical Vibrations, Machine Drawing, CAD, CAM and Robotics, Computer Programming
Thermodynamics, Steam Engineering, IC Engines and Gas Turbines, Turbo Machines, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Heat and Mass Transfer, Power Plant Engineering, Non-conventional Sources of Energy
Industrial Engineering, Plant layout, Production Management, Work Study, Inspection and Quality Control, Manufacturing Processes/Technologies, Machining Science, Measurement Techniques, Industrial Automation, Material Science and Metallurgy.
Entrance test exam for admission to ME (CAD/CAM Engineering) shall consist of 50 questions from section-A and 25 questions from section B and C.
Entrance test exam for admission to ME (Thermal Engineering) shall consist of 50 questions from section-B and 25 questions from section A and C.
Entrance test exam for admission to ME (Production Engineering) shall consist of 50 questions from section-C and 25 questions from section A and B.
Basic Structural Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force diagrams. Analysis of pinjointed and rigid plane frames. Influence lines, Analysis of axially loaded and eccentrically loaded columns. Concrete Technology: Concept of quality control. Concrete making materials. Properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Methods of concrete mix design. Reinforced Concrete: Limit state design methods for flexure, shear, bond and torsion. Design of basic elements using IS: 456-2000. Design of Steel Structures: Design of tension and compression members. Design of beams and columns (including bases and foundations). Welded and riveted joints. Introduction to pre-stressed concrete.
CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING
Structures: Free Body Diagrams, bending moments and shear forces in statically determinate beams, analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures — basic concepts of matrix methods of structural analysis. Basic working stress and limit states design concepts for design of concrete structures subject to flexure, shear, compression and torsion (beams, columns isolated footings). Analysis and design of steel structures in tension and compression, beams and beam-columns, column bases — connections – simple and eccentric, beam-column connections, plastic analysis of beams and frames.
Geotechnical Engineering: Origin of soils, soil classification, fundamental definitions, relationship and inter-relationships, permeability and seepage, effective stress principle: consolidation, compaction, shear strength. Sub-surface investigation, earth pressure theories, foundation design requirements, bearing capacity, shallow and deep foundations, load capacity of piles in sands and clays.
Highway and Transportation Engineering: Highway planning, Geometric design of Highways, Testing and specifications of paving materials, Design of flexible and rigid pavements
Water Resources and Hydraulics: Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Hydrostatics, applications of Bernoulli equation, laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels, hydraulic jump, dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling. Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation infiltration, unit hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir design, reservoir and channel routing, well hydraulics. Irrigation: Irrigation methods, Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration, crop water requirements, design of lined and unlined canals, head works, design of weirs on permeable foundation Gravity dams, Ogee spillways, Earth dams.
ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING/ WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Networks : Network graphs; ,matrices associated with graphs, incidence, fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices. Solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis.
Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s Maximum Power Transfer, Wye-Delta Transformation Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors. Fourier series. Linear constant coefficient differential and difference equations; time domain analysis of simple RLC circuits. Laplace and Z transforms; frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. Convolution 2 port network parameters driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks. Analog Circuits: Characteristics and equivalent circuits (large and small signal) of diodes, BJTs, JFETs and MOSFETs Simple diode circuits : clipping, clamping, rectifier Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers. Amplifiers : single and multistage, differential, operational; feedback and power. Analysis of amplifiers; frequency response of amplifiers. Simple op-amp circuits. Filters Sinusoidal oscillators: criterian for oscillation; single-transistor and op-amp configurations. Function generators and wave-shaping circuits Power supplies. Digital Circuits: Boolean algebra; minimization of Boolean functions; logic gates, Digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinational circuits; arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders. Sequential circuits; latches and flip-flops, counters and shift registers. Comparators, timer, multivibrators. Sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs. Semiconductor memories Microprocessor :8085/8086; architecture, AL programming, memory and I/O interfacing. Communication System: Fourier analysis of signals amplitude, phase and power spectrum, Autocorrelation and cross-correlation and their Fourier transforms. Signal transmission through linear time-invariant (LTI) system, impulse response and frequency response, group delay and phase delay. Analog modulation systems-amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral, analysis of operations, superheterodyne receivers, elements of hardware realizations of analog communication systems. Basic sampling theorem. Pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), delta modulation (DM). Digital Modulation Scheme : amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK). Multiplexing time division and frequency division, Additive Gaussian noise characterization using correlation. Probability density function (PDF), power spectral density (PSD). Signal to noise ratio (SNR) calculation for amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency (FM) for low noise conditions. Electromagnetism : Elements of vector calculus : gradient, divergence and curl; Gauss’ and Strokes’ theorems, Maxwell’s equations : differential and integral forms. Wave equation. Pointing vector Plane waves : propagation through various media; reflection; phase and group velocity; Skin depth Transmission lines : Characteristics impedance; impedance transformation, Smith Chart, Impedance matching pulse excitation. Waveguides : Modes in rectangular waveguides; Boundary conditions; Cut-Off frequencies; Dispersion relations. Antennas: Dipole antennas; antenna arrays; radiation pattern; reciprocity theorem; antenna gain.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING/COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGG/ INFORMATION SECURITY
Section-I: Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
Section-II: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Mathematical Logic: Prepositional logic, first-order logic, Probability: Random variables and expectation, conditional probability, independent random variables, frequency distributions; Discrete Mathematics: Sets, relations, functions, groups, lattices, boolean algebra, induction, recurrence relations; Combinatorics: Permutations, combinations, counting, summation; Elementary Graph Theory: Basic properties, graph traversals, topological sort, spanning tree, shortest paths; Computational Techniques: Solution of non-linear equations, elementary concepts of linear and matrix algebra, solution of system of linear equations, curve fitting and interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, regression and correlation analysis; Theory of Computation: Regular languages and finite automata, context free languages and pushdown automata, Turing machines.
Section III: Computer Hardware
Digital Logic: Logic functions, minimization, design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits; Number Representation and Computer Arithmetic; Computer Organization: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and data-paths, hardwired and micro-programmed control, memory interface, I/O interfaces, serial communication interface, instruction pipelining, cache, main and secondary storage.
Section IV: Software Systems
Programming Methodology: C programming, program control, functions, recursion, scope, binding, parameter passing, pointers, array handling, structures and unions, file handling, elementary concepts of Object Oriented, Functional and Logic Programming; Data Structures: Notion of abstract data types, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, heap, graphs; Algorithms for Problem Solving: Tree and graph traversals, connected components spanning trees, shortest paths, hashing, sorting, searching; design techniques; Complier Design: Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax directed translation, runtime environment, code generation, linking; Operating Systems: Classical concepts (concurrency, synchronization, deadlock), processes, threads and inter-process communication, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems, I/O systems, protection and security; Database Systems: Relational model, ER diagram, relational algebra, database design, normalization, SQL, file structures, transactions management and concurrency control; Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack, sliding window protocol, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways and routers.
ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL ENGINEERING
Mathematical Principles: Laplace and Fourier transform, Theory of maxima &minima.
Electrical Principles: Kirchoff’s laws, Norton/Thevenin theorem, Current- voltage transformation, Ideal current source, Ideal voltage source. Electronic Principles: Zener/Avalanche breakdown, Basic Transistor Operation, Biasing Circuits, SCR, MOSFET, Oscillator & Amplifier Principles, Op-Amps, their applications, Logic gates, Flip flops,
Timers, Counters & Registers. Microprocessor : 8085 & 8086 architecture, Addressing modes of 8085 & 8086, Mnemonics, Basic programming, RS-232 protocol. Electrical Measurements: PMMC, moving iron Galvanometer, Electro dynamometer, Wattmeter, Wheat-stone Bridge, Maxwelll Bridge, De-saute’s, Bridge, Current & Voltage transformer, Q-meter, Distortion meter, digital Voltmeter, CRO-analog & digital. Generalized Measurement Systems: Generalized impedance & stiffness concepts, Static-response of step & ramp signals to 1st & 2nd order systems, Loading effects, Analogies. Signal Conditioning & Display : Filters-active & passive, Dead time elements, LED/LCD. Process Modelling & Control : Lumped & Distributed parameters, interacting & non interacting systems, Concept of feedback & fed forward control, Actuators like Relay, Stepper motor, Servo motor, Pneumatic valves. Industrial Measurements: Principles of Level, Flow, Pressure, Temperature and Vibration measurements. Analytical & Biomedical Instrumentation: Principles of UV, Visual Spectroscopy, chromatographic techniques, Thermography & ultrasonography Cardiovasular Measurements.
Power Systems : Transmission line – performance, models, Cables, Electrical & mechanical design of transmission line, Load flow and solution techniques, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, Insulators, Circuit breakers, Electromechanical relays, Static relays, Protection schemes for feeders, generators, motors and transformers. High Voltage AC, DC and Impulse voltages generation and measurement; breakdown in solid, liquid and gases, Transient phenomenon in power systems.
Electrical Machines & Drives : Electromechanical energy conversion principals; construction, operation and performance of Transformer and rotating electrical machines, Drives – Basics, starting, speed control, braking through conventional and static drives.
Networks : Network Topology, Network Theorems, Circuit transients, Laplace transforms, Single and Three phase system, Fourier analysis, Magnetic circuits, Two port Network, Network Synthesis.
Electronics : Diode and Transistor, Operational Amplifiers, Oscillators: Boolean algebra; logic and sequential circuits : registers, counters, flip flops, Semiconductor memories, Microprocessor (8085), architecture, programming, memory and 1/0 Interfacing; Thyristors and power converter.
2 MTech PROGRAMMES (REGULAR)
METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Bonding in solids, electronic configurations, ionic, covalent, metallic and secondary bonds. Space lattice and unit cells; crystal systems; indices for planes and directions; effect of radius ratio on coordination; structures of common metallic, semiconducting, polymeric, ceramic, amorphous/glassy materials. X-ray diffraction, Bragg’s law, use of x-ray diffraction for the determination of simple crystal structures; Point, line and surface defects; geometry of edge and screw dislocations; Burger’s vector; energy of dislocations; First and second Fick’s laws of diffusion and their solutions under simple boundary conditions; Solid solutions; intermediate phases and intermetallic compounds; Gibbs’ phase rule; unary and binary phase diagrams; iron-iron carbide phase diagram; Phase transformations; nucleation and growth; solidification; crystal growth and zone refining; precipitation hardening; recrycstallization and grain growth; martensitic transformations; Elastic behaviour of materials including composite, atomic models of elasticity, rubber-like elasticity; Plastic deformation; slip systems in crystals; critical resolved shear stress; strengthening mechanisms; ductile and brittle fracture; Griffith’s criterion, mechanisms of creep; fatigue; Polymeric materials; polymerization, cross-linking; glass transition; composites; Absorption, oxidation and corrosion; Thermal properties of materials, specific heat, thermal conductivity, thermoelectricity; Electrical/electronic behaviour of materials; electrical conductivity; free electron and band theory of solids; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; p-n junctions; solar cells; superconductivity; type I and II superconductors and their applications; Dielectric behaviour of materials; polarization phenomena; spontaneous polarization; dielectric constant and loss; piezo – and Ferro electricity; Magnetic behaviour of materials; dia-, para-, ferro and ferrimagnetism; soft and hard magnetic materials and their applications; Optical properties of materials; refractive index, absorption and emission of light; optical fibres, lasers and optoelectronic materials.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Interactions between humans and environment; The physical environment- land water, and climate; Resources and their management- Natural, Technological and Human; Concept of sustainability- Natural ecosystems and sustainability; Agricultural and Industrial systems from the angles of environment protection; Environmental Chemistry-Analytical Techniques and instrumentation; Atmospheric Chemistry; Basic Microbiology-nature and extent of microbial world; growth and energetics, Microbiology of water and wastewater; Microbial Corrosion and biofouling; Quantity of Water- per capita demand, factor affecting the demand; Quality of water- physical, chemicals and biological characteristics, Treatment of water- Sedimentation, Coagulation; filtration; Chlorination; absorption; adsorption, and Miscellaneous methods; Sewage and sewerage systems; Primary and Secondary treatment of sewage- aerobic and anaerobic processes and their applications in the wastewater treatment.
Logical and Analytical Ability; Fundamentals of Computer and C programming: Basics of Computers; Operators, Data types, Expression, Control Flow statement, Functions, Arrays, Strings, pointers, structures, and unions. Data Structures and Algorithms: Data types, structures, stacks, queues, and linked lists. Sorting and Searching, B-trees, B+ trees and hashing. Networks : Network graphs; ,matrices associated with graphs, incidence, fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices. Solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s Maximum Power Transfer, Wye-Delta Transformation Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors. Fourier series. Linear constant coefficient differential and difference equations; time domain analysis of simple RLC circuits. Laplace and Z transforms; frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. Convolution 2 port network parameters driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks. Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits : Characteristics and0020equivalent circuits (large and small signal ) of diodes, BJTs, FETs, JFETs, MOSFETs, UJT, SCR, photodiode, phototransistor, etc. Simple diode circuits; clipping, champing, rectifier, biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers. Amplifiers : single and multistage, differential, operational, feedback and power, Analysis of amplifiers. Amplifiers : frequency response of amplifiers, simple op-amp circuits. Sinusoidal Oscillators: criterion for oscillation; op-amp configurations. Function generators and wave shaping circuits. Regulated power supplies. Digital Circuits : Number Systems, Fixed-point and floating number representations, Boolean Algebra, Demorgan’s therorems, minimization of Boolean functions, logic gates, digital logic families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS), Combinational circuits, arithmetic circuits, code converter, multiplexers and decoders; sequential circuits : latches and flipflops, Registers, Counters, Comparators, timers, multivibrators; Sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs; Semiconductor memories. Microprocessors : Evolution, microcomputer architecture; Intel 8085: architecture, addressing mode, Instruction set, programming technique, Interrupt Structure; Intel 8086: architecture, concept of segmented memory, addressing modes, Instruction set, programming techniques, Interrupt Structure; Interfacing devices i.e. 8255,8279,8257,8253,8259etc.: memory and I/O interfacing, read/write timing diagrams. Computer Architecture : Basic computer organization and Design, memory organization, I/O organization, I/O Devices, Data transfer techniques, Register transfer Language Microprogrammed control, CPU, Concept and CISC and RISC architecture.
Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; degree of freedom analysis, first and second laws of thermodynamics and their applications; phase equilibria; chemical reaction equilibria. Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statistics, Bernoulli equation, macroscopic friction factors, dimensional analysis, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, size reduction and size separation, free and hindered settings, centrifuges and cyclones; thickening, filtration, mixing and agitation, conveying. Heat Transfer: conduction, convection, radiation, heat exchangers, evaporators. Mass Transfer: Ficks’ law, molecular diffusion in fluids, distillation, absorption, adsorption, drying, Chemical Reaction Engineering: Kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, residence time distributions, kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysts. Instrumentation and Process Control: Dynamics of simple systems, controller modes (P, PI and PID). Plant Design and Economics: Design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment, principles of process economics and cost estimation. Chemical Technology: Inorganic chemical industries, sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); organic chemical industries Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil and Fats; petroleum refining and petrochemicals, polymerization industries: – polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers. Process modeling and simulation: Equation of continuity, momentum, energy, Models for Reactors, heat exchangers, distillation, Columns, Computational methods in chemical engineering: PDE, ODE, use of excel sheet, MATLAB, Differential Equations: First order (Linear and nonlinear), Laplace transforms, Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non linear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods of differential equations Probability and Statistics: Mean median mode and standard deviation, random variables, Poisson, normal and binominal distributions.
Section-I: Analytical Ability (20 Marks)
The questions in this section will cover logical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and visual-spatial reasoning.
Section-II: Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science ( 40 Marks)
Theory of Probability : Axiomatic definition of Probability, conditional probability, Baye’s Theorem : random variables, Functions of random variables. Expectation, Probability distributions: Binomial Poisson, Exponential and Nomial distribution and their moment generating functions.
Groups, Subgroups, Homomorphisms, Normal and subnormal subgroups.
Review of matrices, Consistency of system of Linear equations. Vector spaces and subspace, linear independence and dependence of vectors, Basis and dimensions. Rank and nullity of a linear transformation, Eigen values and eigenvectors of a Matrix, diagonalization.
Linear Programming : Graphical method, Simplex method, Duality Theory and Sensitivity Analysis.
Transportation and Assignment Problem: Initial Basic Feasible Solutions of Balanced and Unbalanced Problems, Optimal Solutions.
Network Analysis : Shortest Path problem. Minimum Spanning Tree Problem. Maximum Flow Problem. Minimum Cost Flow Problem.
Numerical Techniques : Number systems, Solution of non-linear equations, solution of system of linear equations, curve fitting, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, solutions of IVP.
Section III: Concepts of Computer Science (40 Marks)
Number Representation and Computer Arithmetic
Computer Organization : Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and data-paths, hardwired and micro-programmed control pipelining , memory interface, I/O interfaces, serial communication interface, parallel processing, memory management
Structured and object oriented programming concepts (with reference to “C/ C++”):
Program control, functions, recursion, scope, binding, parameter passing, pointers, array handling, structures and unions, file handling, concepts of Object Oriented Programming.
Data Structures : Notion of abstract data types, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, heap,graphs, Tree and graph traversals, hashing, sorting, searching.
Theory of Computation : Regular languages and finite automata, context free languages and pushdown automata, Turing machines.
Operating Systems: Definition and significance of OS, OS as resource manager, Classical concepts processes, concurrency, synchronization, deadlock, threads and inter-process communication, CPU scheduling, memory management, file systems, I/O systems, protection and security, DOS, UNIX and windows.
Database Management Systems: Relational model, ER diagram, relational algebra, database design, normalization, SQL, transactions management and concurrency control.
Computer Networks: OSI reference model, sliding window protocols, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), TCP/UDP, IP, , Networking addresses, transmission medias, Networking devices-Hub, switches. gateways and routers.
Software Engineering: Basics of s/w engineering, Software Process models, software project planning and management.
Microbiology: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure; Microbial nutrition, growth and control; Microbial metabolism (aerobic and anaerobic respiration, photosynthesis); Nitrogen fixation; Chemical basis of mutations and mutagens; Microbial genetics (plasmids, transformation, transduction, conjugation); Microbial diversity and characteristic features; Viruses.
Biochemistry: Biomolecules and their conformation; Ramachandran map; Weak inter-molecular interactions in biomacromolecules; Chemical and functional nature of enzymes; Kinetics of single substrate and bi-substrate enzyme catalyzed reactions; Bioenergetics; Metabolism (Glycolysis, TCA and Oxidative phosphorylation); Membrane transport and pumps; Cell cycle and cell growth control; Cell signaling and signal transduction; Biochemical and biophysical techniques for macromolecular analysis Molecular Biology and Genetics: Molecular structure of genes and chromosomes; DNA replication and control; Transcription and its control; Translational processes; Regulatory controls in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Mendelian inheritance; Gene interaction; Complementation; Linkage, recombination and chromosome mapping; Extrachromosomal inheritance; Chromosomal variation; Population genetics; Transposable elements, Molecular basis of genetic diseases and applications
Process Biotechnology: Bioprocess technology for the production of cell biomass and primary/secondary metabolites, such as baker’s yeast, ethanol, citric acid, amino acids, exopolysacharides, antibiotics and pigments etc.; Microbial production, purification and bioprocess application(s) of industrial enzymes; Production and purification of recombinant proteins on a large scale; Chromatographic and membrane based bioseparation methods; Immobilization of enzymes and cells and their application for bioconversion processes. Aerobic and anaerobic biological processes for stabilization of solid / liquid wastes; Bioremediation.
Bioprocess Engineering: Kinetics of microbial growth, substrate utilization and product formation; Simple structured models; Sterilization of air and media; Batch, fed-batch and continuous processes; Aeration and agitation; Mass transfer in bioreactors; Rheology of fermentation fluids; Scale-up concepts; Design of fermentation media; Various types of microbial and enzyme reactors; Instrumentation in bioreactors.
Plant and Animal Biotechnology: Special features and organization of plant cells; Totipotency; Regeneration of plants; Plant products of industrial importance; Biochemistry of major metabolic pathways and products; Autotrophic and heterotrophic growth; Plant growth regulators and elicitors; Cell suspension culture development: methodology, kinetics of growth and production formation, nutrient optimization; Production of secondary metabolites by plant suspension cultures; Hairy root cultures and their cultivation. Techniques in raising transgencies.
Immunology: The origin of immunology; Inherent immunity; Humoral and cell mediated immunity; Primary and secondary lymphoid organ; Antigen; B and T cells and Macrophages; Major histocompatibility complex (MHC); Antigen processing and presentation; Synthesis of antibody and secretion; Molecular basis of antibody diversity; Polyclonal and monoclonal antibody; Complement; Antigen-antibody reaction; Regulation of immune response; Immune tolerance; Hyper sensitivity; Autoimmunity; Graft versus host reaction.
Recombinant DNA Technology: Restriction and modification enzymes; Vectors: plasmid, bacteriophage and other viral vectors, cosmids, Ti plasmid, yeast artificial chromosome; cDNA and genomic DNA library; Gene isolation; Gene cloning; Expression of cloned gene; Transposons and gene targeting; DNA labeling; DNA sequencing; Polymerase chain reactions; DNA fingerprinting; Southern and northern blotting; In-situ hybridization; RAPD; RFLP; Site directed mutagenesis; Gene transfer technologies; Gene therapy.
Bioinformatics: Major bioinformatics resources (NCBI, EBI, ExPASy); Sequence and structure databases; Sequence analysis (biomolecular sequence file formats, scoring matrices, sequence alignment, phylogeny); Genomics and Proteomics (Large scale genome sequencing strategies; Comparative genomics; Understanding DNA microarrays and protein arrays); Molecular modeling and simulations (basic concepts including concept of force fields).
Plant Sciences: Plant cell structure, organization, organelles, cytoskeleton, cell wall and membranes; anatomy of root, stem and leaves, meristems, vascular system, their ontogeny,structure and functions, secondary growth in plants and stellar organization; Plant water relations, transport of minerals and solutes, stress physiology, stomatal physiology, signal transduction, N2 metabolism, photosynthesis, photorespiration; respiration ; Flowering: photoperiodism and vernalization, biochemical mechanisms involved in flowering; molecular mechanism of senencensce and aging, biosynthesis, mechanism of action and physiological effects of plant growth regulators, Principles of Mendelian inheritance and linkage. Principles, methods – selection, hybridization, heterosis; male sterility, genetic maps and molecular markers, sporophytic and gametophytic self incompability, haploidy, triploidy, somatic cell hybridization, A general account of economically and medicinally important plants; Nature and classification of plant diseases; plant-microbe beneficial interactions diseases of important crops caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses, and their control measures, mechanism(s) of pathogenesis and resistance, molecular detection of pathogens; Ecosystems – types, dynamics, degradation, ecological succession; food chains and energy flow.
Animal Sciences: Broad classification of Animals, Origin and history of life on earth, theories of evolution, natural selection, adaptation, Speciation, Comparative physiology, the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, the nervous system, the excretory system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, the skeletal system, osmoregulation Nature of parasite, host-parasite relation Embryonic development, cellular differentiation, organogenesis, metamorphosis, genetic basis of development, stem cells. Metabolism, regulation and nutritional requirements for mass cultivation of animal cell cultures; Kinetics of cell growth and product formation and effect of shear force; Product and substrate transport; Micro & macro-carrier culture; Hybridoma technology; Live stock improvement; Cloning in animals; Genetic engineering in animal cell culture; Animal cell preservation.
INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION AND ABATEMENT
Mathematics: Algebra, calculus, and differential equations: first order (linear and nonlinear), numerical solutions of linear and non linear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods of differential equations.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, random variables, Poisson, normal and binominal distributions.
Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; degree of freedom, first and second laws of thermodynamics and their applications,
Fluid Mechanics: Fluid statistics, Bernoulli equation, friction factors, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors.
Energy Technology: Primary and secondary fuels, non-conventional energy resources.
Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry: Stochiometry, Gibb’s energy, chemical potential, chemical equilibria, acid base reactions, solubility product, solubility of gases in water, the carbonate system, unsaturated and saturated hydrocarbons and reaction kinetics.
Pollution: Definition, causes, effects and control measures of the pollution – air, soil, noise, water, marine and thermal and nuclear pollution, solid waste management, role of Individual in prevention of pollution, disaster management.
Social Issues: Sustainable development, water conservation, environmental ethics, climatic change, wasteland reclamation, environmental protection acts and issues. Biotechnology: Biochemical kinetics, bioreactors, transport phenomena in bioprocess systems.