An important initiative has been taken by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur to work with Engineering Colleges in the country to enhance the teaching skills of our faculty colleagues in core Engineering and Science subjects. This is the second phase of Teach One Thousand Teachers programme run successfully earlier by IIT Bombay under the project called ‘Empowerment of Students and Teachers through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction,’ two-week ISTE workshops are conducted during the vacation periods in summer and winter. Participating teachers attend live lectures given by IIT faculty at a remote center close to their own college, and also attend tutorial and lab sessions conducted in the same centers. The lecture transmission and live interaction takes place in distance mode using the AVIEW technology through internet, at the selected remote centers across the country. This initiative is a part of the ‘National Mission on Education through ICT,’ which is supported by MHRD. Faculty coordinators are appointed at each remote centre to handle the technology infrastructure and other operational logistics. Additionally, for each workshop there will be a Faculty to be assigned as Workshop Coordinator for that subject, who will help in conducting laboratories and tutorials at each center.
We invite expert faculty from various remote centers to a five-day ‘Coordinators’ training workshop’ which is held in IIT, at least two months before the 10 day Main Workshop. The trained Coordinators then act as Workshop Coordinators during the main workshop, liaising between the participants at their Remote Centers and IIT, from where the workshop is transmitted live. During the main workshop, the Workshop Coordinator at every center supervises the tutorials and laboratories. All the lectures and tutorial sessions are recorded at IIT. The final edited audio-visual contents, along with other course material are released under Open Source. The contents can be freely used later by all teachers and students.
Since December 2009, two-week ISTE workshops were conducted on different subjects, namely "Effective teaching/ learning of Computer Programming," "Database Management Systems," "Basic Electronics," "Thermodynamics," "Software Development Techniques for Teachers of Engineering and Science Colleges," "Heat Transfer", "Solar Photovoltaics", "Introduction to Research Methodology", "Engineering Thermodynamics" ,"Analog Electronics" and "Research Methods in Education Technology","Engineering Mechanics " and " Signals and Systems ". We have reached more than 62,000 teachers and helped them to enhance their teaching skills at around 340 distinct Remote Centers across the country.
In the backdrop of the success of these workshops, we now announce another two-week ISTE workshop on Fluid Mechanics during May 20, 2014 to May 30, 2014(tentative). The corresponding Coordinators' workshop will be held during March 11 to March 15, 2014 .
One week Coordinators’ Workshop
The proposed Coordinators’ Workshop, to support the above, is being organized at IIT Kharagpur from March 11 to March 15, 2014. This workshop will provide a complete orientation to the prospective Workshop Coordinators, on the methodology to be followed in this project. This will include the delivery and interaction mechanism of live lectures through the AVIEW and the local sessions of tutorials and labs. Since the final contents are meant to be adopted by most colleges across the country, this workshop will finalize the following for the subject of Fluid Mechanics:
(a) Definition of common syllabus to be covered.
(b) Graded coverage from simple to difficult levels for each topic and subtopic.
(c) Nature of tutorials, keeping the above gradation and the typical examination pattern in mind; but leading to the typical advanced levels reached in such subject teaching at the top institutions of the world.
(d) Discussion of laboratory environment and the experiments to be conducted.
(e) Use of the learning management system, audio-visual equipment, editing tools.
(f) Other logistic details for conducting the main workshop.
Course Outline: Fluid Mechanics
• Introduction - properties of fluids, concept of continuum, pressure and stress tensor.
• Fluid statics - pressure variation in a static fluid, force on submerged surfaces, stability of floating bodies.
• Fluid elements under rigid body motion.
• Fluid Kinematics - Lagrangian and Eulerian description, streamline, streakline and pathline, acceleration of a fluid element, continuity equation, stream-function, rotation and angular deformation, irrotational flow, velocity potential.
• Dynamics of Inviscid flow - Euler equation, Bernoulli's equation and its applications.
• Reynolds transport theorem - conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum.
• Stokes law of viscosity and Navier-Stokes equations – derivations and some exact solutions.
• Dimensional analysis and similarity - Buckingham Pi theorem.
• Internal flows - pipe flow, friction factor, Moody diagram, minor and major losses, pipe networks.
• External flows - boundary layer approximation, momentum integral method, flow over a flat plate, boundary layer separation.
• Turbulence - Reynolds' experiment, Reynolds decomposition, time averaged Navier-Stokes equation, eddy viscosity.
• Potential Flow - elementary plane flow solutions.
|Duration and Venue
The duration of the workshop will be five days. It will start on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and will end on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Venue: Kalidas Auditorium, IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. Sankar Kumar Som, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. Sandipan Ghosh Moulic, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
Who may benefit
The workshop is likely to benefit faculty colleagues who are willing to be prospective Workshop Coordinators for the larger workshop to be held during May 20, 2014 to May 30,2014(tentative). They should have experience in teaching Fluid Mechanics. They should be familiar with the syllabi and examination pattern of their own college or university. It is preferable that they have some experience in running ISTE / QIP workshops.
It is mandatory that the participant's Institute is well equipped to conduct the workshop through the internet, for a minimum of 30 participants.
It is also mandatory that the participants upload a document from the Heads of their institutes to the effect that the institute is willing to conduct the Main workshop during May 20, 2014 to May 30,2014(tentative).
Please note that this workshop is conducted under the CEP IIT Kharagpur. Live recording of the course and other created contents will be released under Open Source through a portal. The recorded CD/DVD of the course lectures will be available for distribution, at cost, to any individual or institution. All participants are required to sign an undertaking for such release of contents contributed by them during and after the workshop. The recognition and citation will naturally be made for all contributors.
Since the workshop is funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India), there is no course fee for participation*.
* Travel fare reimbursement will be made for up to A/C 2-tier train fare on production of tickets. Local travel up to the nearest Railway Station will be restricted to Rs 250/- each way on production of proof. Air fare can be granted ONLY if
a) The participant is eligible to travel by air strictly as per Government of India norms. (find it out from your own institute)
b) The participant is from remote regions like North-East India or Jammu & Kashmir.
Shared Guest House accommodation with standard boarding will be provided free to the participants, depending on availability, from the evening of Monday, 10th March, 2014(arrival) to the morning of Sunday, 16th March, 2014(departure). Due to limited number of rooms, participants are asked not to bring family members and kindly do not make such requests.
|How to Apply
Those wishing to attend this course should register online
Due to limited seats, registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email and the registration status will be updated in website. Enrollment will be strictly online.
LAST DATE FOR ONLINE ENROLLMENT:
21st February, 2014.
|Address for Communication:
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