**Section 1: Linear Algebra**

**Algebra of real matrices:** Determinant, inverse and rank of a matrix; System of linear equations (conditions for

unique solution, no solution and infinite number of solutions); Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices;

Properties of eigenvalues and eigenvectors of symmetric matrices, diagonalization of matrices; Cayley-

Hamilton Theorem.

**Section 2: Calculus**

Functions of single variable: Limit, indeterminate forms and L’Hospital’s rule; Continuity and differentiability;

Mean value theorems; Maxima and minima; Taylor’s theorem; Fundamental theorem and mean value theorem

of integral calculus; Evaluation of definite and improper integrals; Applications of definite integrals to evaluate

areas and volumes (rotation of a curve about an axis).

Functions of two variables: Limit, continuity and partial derivatives; Directional derivative; Total derivative;

Maxima, minima and saddle points; Method of Lagrange multipliers; Double integrals and their applications.

Sequences and series: Convergence of sequences and series; Tests of convergence of series with non-negative

terms (ratio, root and integral tests); Power series; Taylor’s series; Fourier Series of functions of period 2π.

**Section 3: Vector Calculus**

Gradient, divergence and curl; Line integrals and Green’s theorem.

**Section 4: Complex variables**

Complex numbers, Argand plane and polar representation of complex numbers; De Moivre’s theorem; Analytic

functions; Cauchy-Riemann equations.

**Section 5: Ordinary Differential Equations**

First order equations (linear and nonlinear); Second order linear differential equations with constant

coefficients; Cauchy-Euler equation; Second order linear differential equations with variable coefficients;

Wronskian; Method of variation of parameters; Eigenvalue problem for second order equations with constant

coefficients; Power series solutions for ordinary points.

**Section 6: Partial Differential Equations**

Classification of second order linear partial differential equations; Method of separation of variables: One

dimensional heat equation and two dimensional Laplace equation.

**Section 7: Probability and Statistics**

Axioms of probability; Conditional probability; Bayes’ Theorem; Mean, variance and standard deviation of

random variables; Binomial, Poisson and Normal distributions; Correlation and linear regression.

**Section 8: Numerical Methods**

Solution of systems of linear equations using LU decomposition, Gauss elimination method; Lagrange and

Newton’s interpolations; Solution of polynomial and transcendental equations by Newton-Raphson method;

Numerical integration by trapezoidal rule and Simpson’s rule; Numerical solutions of first order differential

equations by explicit Euler’s method.

**SECTION 1: Flow and Fluid Properties**

Fluid Properties: Density, viscosity, surface tension, relationship between stress and strain-rate for Newtonian

fluids.

Classification of Flows: Viscous versus inviscid flows, incompressible versus compressible flows, internal

versus external flows, steady versus unsteady flows, laminar versus turbulent flows, 1-D, 2-D and 3-D flows,

Newtonian versus non-Newtonian fluid flow.

Hydrostatics: Buoyancy, manometry, forces on submerged bodies and its stability.

**SECTION 2: Kinematics of Fluid Motion**

Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of fluid motion.

Concept of local, convective and material derivatives. Streamline, streakline, pathline and timeline.

**SECTION 3: Integral Analysis for a Control Volume**

Reynolds Transport Theorem (RTT) for conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum.

**SECTION 4: Differential Analysis**

Differential equations of mass and momentum for incompressible flows.

Inviscid flows – Euler equations and viscous flows – Navier-Stokes equations.

Concept of fluid rotation, vorticity, stream function and circulation.

Exact solutions of Navier-Stokes equations for Couette flow and Poiseuille flow, thin film flow.

**SECTION 5: Dimensional Analysis**

Concept of geometric, kinematic and dynamic similarity.

Buckingham Pi theorem and its applications.

Non-dimensional parameters and their physical significance – Reynolds number, Froude number and Mach

number.

**SECTION 6: Internal Flows**

Fully developed pipe flow.

Empirical relations for laminar and turbulent flows: friction factor, Darcy-Weisbach relation and Moody’s chart.

Major and minor losses.

**SECTION 7: Bernoulli’s Equation and its Applications, Potential Flows**

**Bernoulli’s equation:** Assumptions and applications.

Flow measurements – Venturi meter, Pitot-static tube and orifice meter.

Elementary potential flows: Velocity potential function.

Uniform flow, source, sink and vortex, and their superposition for flow past simple geometries.

**SECTION 8: External Flows**

Prandtl boundary layer equations: Concept and assumptions.

Boundary layer characteristics: Boundary layer thickness, displacement thickness and momentum thickness.

Qualitative idea of boundary layer separation, streamlined and bluff bodies, and drag and lift forces.

**1: Classification and Structure of Materials**

Classification of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.

Nature of bonding in materials:metallic,ionic, covalent and mixed bonding; structure of materials:fundamentals

of crystallography, symmetry operations, crystal systems, Bravais lattices, unit cells, primitive cells,

crystallographic planes and directions; structures of metals, ceramics, polymers, amorphous materials and

glasses.

Defects in crystalline materials: 0-D, 1-D and 2-D defects; vacancies, interstitials, solid solutions in metals and

ceramics, Frenkel and Schottky defects; dislocations; grain boundaries, twins, stacking faults; surfaces and

interfaces.

**2: Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Phase Transformations**

Extensive and intensive thermodynamic properties, laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, phase rule, phase

diagrams (unary and binary), basic electrochemistry.

Reaction kinetics, fundamentals of diffusion, Fick’s laws, their solutions and applications.

Solidification of pure metals and alloys, nucleation andgrowth, diffusional solid-state phase transformations

(precipitation and eutectoid), martensitic transformation.

**3: Properties and Applications of Materials**

Mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites at room temperature; stress-strain response

(elastic, anelastic and plastic deformation).

Electronic properties: free electron theory, Fermi energy, density of states, elements of band theory,

semiconductors, Hall effect, dielectric behaviour, piezo- and ferro-electric behaviour.

Magnetic properties:Origin of magnetism in materials, para-, dia-, ferro- and ferri-magnetism.

Thermal properties: Specific heat, heat conduction, thermal diffusivity, thermal expansion, and thermoelectricity.

Optical properties: Refractive index, absorption and transmission of electromagnetic radiation.

Examples of materials exhibiting the above properties, and their typical/common applications.

**4: Characterization and Measurements of Properties**

X-ray diffraction;spectroscopic techniques such as UV-Vis, IR and Raman; optical microscopy, electron

microscopy, composition analysisin electron microscopes.

Tensile test, hardness measurement.

Electrical conductivity, carrier mobility and concentrations.

Thermal analysis techniques: thermogravimetry and calorimetry.

**5: Processing of Materials**

Heat treatment of ferrous and aluminium alloys; preparation of ceramic powders, sintering; thin film deposition:

evaporation and sputtering techniques, and chemical vapour deposition, thin film growth phenomena.

6: Degradation of Materials

Corrosion and its prevention; embrittlement of metals; polymer degradation.

**Section 1: Mechanics of rigid bodies**

Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and frames;

friction; principle of minimum potential energy; particle kinematics and dynamics; dynamics of rigid bodies

under planar motion; law of conservation of energy; law of conservation of momentum.

**Section 2: Mechanics of deformable bodies**

Stresses and strains; transformation of stresses and strains, principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle for plane

stress and plane strain; generalized Hooke’s Law; elastic constants; thermal stresses; theories of failure.

Axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; combined stresses;

deflection (for symmetric bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin walled pressure vessels; energy methods

(Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler buckling.

**Section 3: Vibrations**

Free vibration of undamped single degree of freedom systems.

**Section 1: Basic Concepts**

Continuum and macroscopic approach; thermodynamic systems (closed and open); thermodynamic properties

and equilibrium; state of a system, state postulate for simple compressible substances, state diagrams, paths and

processes on state diagrams; concepts of heat and work, different modes of work; zeroth law of thermodynamics;

concept of temperature.

**Section 2: First Law of Thermodynamics**

Concept of energy and various forms of energy; internal energy, enthalpy; specific heats; first law applied to

elementary processes, closed systems and control volumes, steady and unsteady flow analysis.

**Section 3: Second Law of Thermodynamics**

Limitations of the first law of thermodynamics, concepts of heat engines and heat pumps/refrigerators, Kelvin-

Planck and Clausius statements and their equivalence; reversible and irreversible processes; Carnot cycle and

Carnot principles/theorems; thermodynamic temperature scale; Clausius inequality and concept of entropy;

microscopic interpretation of entropy, the principle of increase of entropy, T-s diagrams; second law analysis of

control volume; availability and irreversibility; third law of thermodynamics.

**Section 4: Properties of Pure Substances**

Thermodynamic properties of pure substances in solid, liquid and vapor phases; P-v-T behaviour of simple

compressible substances, phase rule, thermodynamic property tables and charts, ideal and real gases, ideal gas

equation of state and van der Waals equation of state; law of corresponding states, compressibility factor and

generalized compressibility chart.

**Section 5: Thermodynamic Relations**

T-ds relations, Helmholtz and Gibbs functions, Gibbs relations, Maxwell relations, Joule-Thomson coefficient,

coefficient of volume expansion, adiabatic and isothermal compressibilities, Clapeyron and Clapeyron-Clausius

equations.

**Section 6: Thermodynamic Cycles**

Carnot vapor cycle, ideal Rankine cycle, Rankine reheat cycle, air-standard Otto cycle, air-standard Diesel cycle,

air-standard Brayton cycle, vapor-compression refrigeration cycle.

**Section 7: Ideal Gas Mixtures**

Dalton’s and Amagat’s laws, properties of ideal gas mixtures, air-water vapor mixtures and simple

thermodynamic processes involving them; specific and relative humidities, dew point and wet bulb temperature,

adiabatic saturation temperature, psychrometric chart.

**Section 1: Chemistry of high polymers**

Monomers, functionality, degree of polymerizations, classification of polymers, glass transition, melting

transition, criteria for rubberiness, polymerization methods: addition and condensation; their kinetics,

metallocene polymers and other newer methods of polymerization, copolymerization, monomer reactivity ratios

and its significance, kinetics, different copolymers, random, alternating, azeotropic copolymerization, block and

graft copolymers, techniques for polymerization-bulk, solution, suspension, emulsion. Concept of intermolecular

order (morphology) – amorphous, crystalline, orientation states. Factor affecting crystallinity. Crystalline

transition. Effect of morphology on polymer properties.

**Section 2: Polymer Characterization**

Solubility and swelling, Concept of molecular weight distribution and its significance, concept of average

molecular weight, determination of number average, weight average, viscosity average and Z-average molecular

weights, polymer crystallinity, analysis of polymers using IR, XRD, thermal (DSC, DMTA, TGA), microscopic

(optical and electronic) techniques, Molecular wt. distribution: Broad and Narrow, GPC, mooney viscosity.

**Section 3: Synthesis, manufacturing and properties**

**Commodity and general purpose thermoplastics:** PE, PP, PS, PVC, Polyesters, Acrylic, PU polymers.

Engineering Plastics: Nylon, PC, PBT, PSU, PPO, ABS, Fluoropolymers Thermosetting polymers: Polyurethane,

PF, MF, UF, Epoxy, Unsaturated polyester, Alkyds. Natural and synthetic rubbers: Recovery of NR hydrocarbon

from latex; SBR, Nitrile, CR, CSM, EPDM, IIR, BR, Silicone, TPE, Speciality plastics: PEK, PEEK, PPS, PSU,

PES etc. Biopolymers such as PLA, PHA/PHB.

**Section 4: Polymer blends and composites**

Difference between blends and composites, their significance, choice of polymers for blending, blend

miscibility-miscible and immiscible blends, thermodynamics, phase morphology, polymer alloys, polymer

eutectics, plastic-plastic, rubber-plastic and rubber-rubber blends, FRP, particulate, long and short fibre

reinforced composites. Polymer reinforcement, reinforcing fibres – natural and synthetic, base polymer for

reinforcement (unsaturated polyester), ingredients / recipes for reinforced polymer composite.

**Section 5: Polymer Technology**

Polymer compounding-need and significance, different compounding ingredients for rubber and plastics

(Antioxidants, Light stabilizers, UV stabilizers, Lubricants, Processing aids, Impact modifiers, Flame retardant,

antistatic agents. PVC stabilizers and Plasticizers) and their function, use of carbon black, polymer mixing

equipments, cross-linking and vulcanization, vulcanization kinetics.

**Section 6: Polymer rheology**

Flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, different flow equations, dependence of shear modulus on

temperature, molecular/segmental deformations at different zones and transitions. Measurements of rheological

parameters by capillary rotating, parallel plate, cone-plate rheometer. Visco-elasticity-creep and stress

relaxations, mechanical models, control of rheological characteristics through compounding, rubber curing in

parallel plate viscometer, ODR and MDR.

**Section 7: Polymer processing**

Compression molding, transfer molding, injection molding, blow molding, reaction injection molding, filament

winding, SMC, BMC, DMC, extrusion, pultrusion, calendaring, rotational molding, thermoforming, powder

coating, rubber processing in two-roll mill, internal mixer, Twin screw extruder.

**Section 8: Polymer testing**

Mechanical-static and dynamic tensile, flexural, compressive, abrasion, endurance, fatigue, hardness, tear,

resilience, impact, toughness. Conductivity-thermal and electrical, dielectric constant, dissipation factor, power

factor, electric resistance, surface resistivity, volume resistivity, swelling, ageing resistance, environmental stress

cracking resistance, limiting oxygen index. Heat deflection temperature –Vicat softening temperature,

Brittleness temperature, Glass transition temperature, Co-efficient of thermal expansion, Shrinkage,

Flammability, dielectric constant, dissipation factor, power factor, Optical Properties – Refractive Index,

Luminous Transmittance and Haze, Melt flow index

**Section 9: Polymer Recycling and Waste management**

Polymer waste, and its impact on environment, Sources, Identification and Separation techniques, recycling

classification, recycling of thermoplastics, thermosets and rubbers, applications of recycled materials. Life cycle

assessment of polymer products (case studies like PET bottles, packaging bags)

**Section 1: Food Chemistry and Nutrition**

**Carbohydrates: **structure and functional properties of mono-, oligo-, & poly- saccharides including starch,

cellulose, pectic substances and dietary fibre, gelatinization and retrogradation of starch. Proteins: classification

and structure of proteins in food, biochemical changes in post mortem and tenderization of muscles. Lipids:

classification and structure of lipids, rancidity, polymerization and polymorphism. Pigments: carotenoids,

chlorophylls, anthocyanins, tannins and myoglobin. Food flavours: terpenes, esters, aldehydes, ketones and

quinines. Enzymes: specificity, simple and inhibition kinetics, coenzymes, enzymatic and non- enzymatic

browning. Nutrition: balanced diet, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, protein efficiency ratio, water

soluble and fat soluble vitamins, role of minerals in nutrition, co-factors, anti-nutrients, nutraceuticals, nutrient

deficiency diseases. Chemical and biochemical changes: changes occur in foods during differentprocessing.

**Section 2: Food Microbiology**

**Characteristics of microorganisms:** morphology of bacteria, yeast, mold and actinomycetes, spores and

vegetative cells, gram-staining. Microbial growt h: growth and death kinetics, serial dilution technique. Food

spoilage: spoilage microorganisms in different food products including milk, fish, meat, egg, cereals and their

products. Toxins from microbes: pathogens and non-pathogens including Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Shigella,

Escherichia, Bacillus, Clostridium, and Aspergillus genera. Fermented foods and beverages: curd, yoghurt,

cheese, pickles, soya-sauce, sauerkraut, idli, dosa, vinegar, alcoholic beverages and sausage.

**Section 3: Food Products Technology**

Processing principles: thermal processing, chilling, freezing, dehydration, addition of preservatives and food

additives, irradiation, fermentation, hurdle technology, intermediate moisture foods. Food pack aging and

storage: packaging materials, aseptic packaging, controlled and modified atmosphere storage. Cereal processing

and products: milling of rice, wheat, and maize, parboiling of paddy, bread, biscuits, extruded products and ready

to eat breakfast cereals. Oil processing: expelling, solvent extraction, refining and hydrogenation. Fruits and

vegetables p processing: extraction, clarification, concentration and packaging of fruit juice, jam, jelly,

marmalade, squash, candies, tomato sauce, ketchup, and puree, potato chips, pickles. Plantation crops processing

and products: tea, coffee, cocoa, spice, extraction of essential oils and oleoresins from spices. Milk and milk

products processing: pasteurization and sterilization, cream, butter, ghee, ice- cream, cheese and milk powder.

Processing of animal products: drying, canning, and freezing of fish and meat; production of egg powder. Waste

utilization: pectin from fruit wastes, uses of by-products from rice milling. Food standards and quality

maintenance: FPO, PFA, A-Mark, ISI, HACCP, food plant sanitation and cleaning in place (CIP).

**Section 4: Food Engineering**

Mass and energy balance; Momentum transfer: Flow rate and pressure drop relationships for Newtonian fluids

flowing through pipe, Reynolds number. Heat transfer: heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation, heat

exchangers. Mass transfer: molecular diffusion and Flick’s law, conduction and convective mass transfer,

permeability through single and multilayer films. Mechanical operations: size reduction of solids, high pressure

homogenization, filtration, centrifugation, settling, sieving, mixing & agitation of liquid. Thermal operations:

thermal sterilization, evaporation of liquid foods, hot air drying of solids, spray and freeze-drying, freezing and

crystallization. Mass transfer operations: psychometric, humidification and dehumidificationoperations.

**Section A: Atmospheric Science**

Vertical Structure and Composition of the Atmosphere; Blackbody Radiation and Radiation Balance; Modes of

Heat Transfer in the Atmosphere; Greenhouse Effect; Cloud Types; Laws of Thermodynamics; Gas Laws;

Hydrostatic Equation; Clausius Clapeyron Equation; Adiabatic Processes, Humidity in the Atmosphere,

Atmospheric Stability; Weather and Climate.

Navier-Stokes and Continuity Equations; Compressible and Incompressible Fluids; Pressure Gradient,

Centripetal, Centrifugal and Coriolis Forces; Geostrophic, Gradient and Cyclostrophic Balances; Circulations

and Vorticity, General Circulation of the Atmosphere. Broad Features of Indian Monsoons, Monsoon

Depressions; Tropical Convergence Zones; Tropical Cyclones.

**Section B: Ocean Sciences**

Vertical Profiles of Temperature and Salinity; Stability and Double Diffusion; Equation of State, Equations for

Conservation of Mass, Momentum, Heat and Salt; Inertial Currents; Geostrophic Motion; Air-Sea Surface

Fluxes; Wind-driven Circulation, Ekman and Sverdrup Transports; Storm Surges, Tides, Tsunamis and Wind

Waves; Eddies and Gyres; Eastern and Western Boundary Currents, Equatorial Currents, Indian Ocean Current

Systems; Thermohaline Circulation.

Chemical Properties of Seawater, Major and Minor Elements, Ocean Acidification, Biochemical Cycling of

Nutrients, Trace Metals and Organic Matter. Biological Pump; Primary and Secondary Biological Productivity;

Air-sea Exchange of Biogenic Dissolved Gases; Marine Ecology.