National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India)
May 20 , 2014 to May 30, 2014

Course Content Duration and Venue Teaching Faculty
Who Should Attend Note Course Fee
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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","Research Methods in Education Technology" and "Signals & Systems". We have reached more than 50,000 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 20-30, 2014

Course Content

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, flow over curved surfaces.
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 is two weeks (10 working days). It will start on Tuesday 20th May, 2014 at 9 AM and will end on Friday 30th May, 2014 with a day break on Sunday 25th May only.The participants must report to the respective remote centres by 8 AM on 20th May, 2014.

Venue: 229 remote centers located in different parts of the country. The list of participating remote centers are given along with online application form.

Teaching Faculty

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 regular/visiting faculty colleagues who are teaching subjects like Fluid Mechanics, Transport phenomena and Hydraulics at the undergraduate or the postgraduate level.


The participants must be regular/visiting faculty in Engineering degree college/Polytechnic/Other degree colleges. They must have at least B. Tech degree or M.Sc. degree (Physics or Mathematics). They should be teaching in departments, where subjects like Fluid Mechanics, Transport phenomena and Hydraulics are taught.


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.

Course Fee

Since the workshop is funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India), there is no course fee for participation.

Accommodation and other Support for outstation Participants

Remote Centers are being funded to provide tea/lunch on each day of the workshop, and for accommodation, wherever available, for a limited number of outstation participants. Travel expenses up to Rs. 1000/- one way and one-time will be reimbursed against proof of actual expenditure, for participants beyond a distance of 100 Km from the Remote Centre.

How to Apply

Those wishing to attend this course should register online  


Address for Communication:

Admin Team,
Project "T10KT", IIT Kharagpur
Vikramshila Building
Ground floor, Kalidas Auditorium
IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302
Tel: +91 3222 281497/ 281070