Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation
The Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course by Swayam teaches the basic concepts of heat transfer radiation and conduction.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
The Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course can be accessed from the Swayam website. Swayam was created by the government of India to increase access to education among even the most disadvantaged sections of society. This course will be beneficial for students to analyse, solve, and model a broad range of engineering applications that involve conduction and radiation.
The Swayam courses are free. The courses are designed by experts in their respective areas. But candidates who want to get certified from Swayam have to submit the course assessments and sit for an end-term, in-person exam. There is an exam fee that has to be paid for the end-term exam. Course instructors Professor Amaresh Dalal and Professor Dipankar N. Basu, are faculty members of the Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Guwahati.
The Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course by Swayam enables candidates to analyse, model, and solve a wide variety of engineering applications that are based on the theories of conduction and radiation. The course is focused on teaching candidates problem-solving skills.
Reading material (can be downloaded or printed)
Quizzes and assessments
Discussions with other candidates and instructors
Duration of 12 weeks
Undergraduate level course
Credit transfer for Swayam courses
Proctored end-term exam held in-person
A course certificate will be verified by NPTEL and IIT Guwahati
- Online discussions
- E certificate
- Government recognized certification
- Online classes
- Online exams
- Study materials
Course and certificate fees
There is no course fee, but to get the course certification candidates to need to pay to attend the final certification exam.
Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The course is mainly for those associated with:
Undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering or other related branches of engineering can take this course to improve their employability
Researchers and faculty members working on topics related to mechanical engineering will also find this course useful.
Engineering professionals associated with thermal/power industries can also take this course to give their careers an added boost.
Undergraduate Students of Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering Graduates will find this course useful.
Certification Eligibility Criteria
On giving the end-term exam for the Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course by Swayam, successful candidates will be given a certificate as proof of completing the course.
Candidates are eligible to get a certificate only if their average score in assignments is more than 10 out of 25 and their score in the end-term exam is more than 30 out of 75.
If all the conditions are not met, candidates will not be eligible for certification even if they score more than 40 out of 100 in the end-term exam.
What you will learn
The course focuses on giving candidates an introduction to principles of conduction and heat transfer radiation
Candidates learn to apply these concepts for practical problem solving
At the end of the course, candidates are expected to be planning and executing solutions for a variety of engineering applications based on conduction or radiation principles
To gain admission into Swayam’s Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course all interested candidates have to enrol for the course on the website for Swayam.
Open the Swayam website and select the course on Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation or open this link https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc20_me85/preview to open the course page directly
Choose the ‘Sign-in/Register’ option
Log-in to your Swayam account using your username and password. If you don’t have an account, then register and open a new account.
To open a new account, candidates have to create a new username, create an account password and enter their mail id
Then a code is sent to the candidate’s mail to verify the account
Candidates who want a course completion certificate have to pay the exam fee for the end-term exam
Candidates who pay the exam fee have for the end-term exam have to visit the examination centre in-person on the specified exam date
Filling the form
The application form details which are required to enrol in the Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course by Swayam –
Basic personal information like name, email, the phone number is required.
Post this the candidate will become a part of the Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course.
Introduction to Heat Transfer
Introduction to Conduction
1-D Steady-state Heat Conduction
Special 1-D Heat Conduction Situations
Heat Transfer from Extended Surfaces
2-D Steady-state Heat Conduction
Transient Heat Conduction
Numerical Methods in Conduction
Fundamentals of Radiation Heat Transfer
Radiative Properties of Real Surfaces
Radiation Exchange between Surfaces
Radiation Exchange with Participating Media
Candidates need to appear for a proctored exam
Candidates need to submit a registration form for the final exam
Candidates can choose any examination centre close to their location
The exam has to be answered in-person on the specific exam date
Final score on the certificate – 75 percent exam marks + 25 percent average assignment marks
Average assignment marks – 25 percent marks of the average of best 8 assessments out of a total of 12 assessments
Exam marks – 75 percent of the marks of the final end-term certification exam, out of 100 marks
The certificate which will be issued to successful candidates will have the official logos of IIT Guwahati and NPTEL
The certificate will be sent in soft copy format. It can be verified online at the link http://nptel.ac.in/noc
Name, photograph, and total score breakup of the candidate will be printed on the final certificate
How it helps
The course on Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation by Swayam gives candidates a strong concept of the basic principles of heat transfer radiation and conduction. The teaching approach is problem-solving and candidates learn to analyse and solve complex engineering application issues working on theories of conduction and radiation.
Mechanical engineering concerns or any other engineering firms and concerned industries working with radiation and conduction will look to employ candidates who have these skills. Candidates who sit for the end-term certification exam get a certificate verified by NPTEL and approved by IIT Guwahati, which they can use to compete in the job market and boost their CV. Students who get a Swayam certification can transfer credits to their university courses as per UGC guidelines.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India has started the Swayam programme. The Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation certification is verified by IIT Guwahati and NPTEL. UGC also allows Swayam certification credits to be transferred.
Dr. Amaresh Dalal is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Guwahati. He completed his Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur and his post-doctoral research at Purdue University. His area of research is Heat Transfer and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Multiphase Flows, Unstructured Grid Techniques, and Finite Volume Methods. He was Best Young Researcher in Heat Transfer in 2017 by the Indian Society of Heat and Mass Transfer.
Professor Dipankar N.Basu is an Associate Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Guwahati. He completed his post-graduation from Jadavpur University and his PhD from IIT Kharagpur. He was an assistant professor at IIEST Shibpur for 4years before joining IIT Guwahati. His area of research is nuclear thermal hydraulics, supercritical heat transfer, two-phase flows, optimization of thermal systems, and heat transfer through microchannels.
No, candidates have to write the end-term in-person at an examination centre near them.
Enrollment for the course and all course materials are completely free. But candidates who want a course certificate need to pay the exam fee of 1000 INR.
Candidates will see a ‘Swayam Helpline/Support’ button on the course page on the Swayam website. Candidates are then asked to select a Swayam National Coordinator. The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is the course coordinator for the Swayam Fundamentals of Conduction and Radiation course. Candidates will then be given the coordinator’s official email id to send their queries.