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Latest Syllabus for Civil Engineering Semester 6, Nagpur University

Latest Syllabus for Civil Engineering Semester 6, Nagpur University

This blog presents the latest syllabus for all the subjects of Semester 6 of Civil Engineering, RTMNU.

To get better grades in your University Exams, you must be aware with the latest syllabus.

Syllabus for Sem-6 Civil Engineering, Nagpur University


The syllabus is taken from the official University Website.
While writing this article, the syllabus revised on 2019 is in force.

How many subjects are there for sem-6 Civil Engineers studying in Nagpur University?

According to the latest syllabus of Civil Engineering, RTMNU, you will have 8 subjects listed below.

Sr. No. Subjects
1. Estimating and Costing
2. Construction Engineering and Management
3. Prestressed Concrete ( Elective-III)
5. Soil Dynamics (Elective-III)
8. Basics of Civil Engineering

Generally, each subject is held for 100 Marks comprising 70 Marks of University Papers while 30 Marks for Internal Assessment.

The detailed syllabus for each subject is as follows:-


Unit -I (Introduction)
Introduction: Importance and purpose of the subject, Units of measurement as per I.S.1200. Items of work and Description of items of work,

Administrative approvals, technical sanction, preliminary estimates. objectives, and its methods.

Study of Earthwork estimates in road, hill roads and canals, methods of consumptions of earthwork.

Detailed estimates, objects, importance, accuracy. Methods of detailed estimates, Detailed estimates of load bearing and framed structures.

Unit –II (Calculation of steel , Tender and contracts)
Calculation of reinforcing steel with Bar bending Schedule.

Tenders and Contracts:
Method of carrying out works, tender notice, acceptance of tender, essentials of contract, type of contracts, contract documents, land
acquisition act, Legal aspects of various contract provisions, Arbitration.

Public work department procedure of work: Organisation of Engineering department, Methods of carrying out works, stores, stucks,
Tools and plants, Mode of payment, Public work account, Power of sanctions

Unit –III (Specifications:)
Specifications: IS 1200 Introduction, Purpose and principles of specifications writing, Types of specifications, writing and developing

Detailed specifications of Important items of building and road work.note 4
Classification of cost, direct and indirect charges, distribution of overheads, M.A.S Account, issue rates and stores account.
Unit –IV (Rate Analysis)
Introduction, Purpose and principles of CSR, Factors affecting analysis of rates, labour guidelines from National Building Organization, Task work.

Market rates of materials and labour, Rate analysis of major items of
Unit -V (Valuation )
Purpose of valuation, Factors affecting property price and cost, Types of Value.

Real Estate, Tenure of land, Free hold and lease hold, sinking fund

Cracks in concrete: Causes, types, prevention, repairs of cracks – materials and methods.
Depreciation, and its methods, Capitalised value, Methods of valuation, Net & Gross income, Rent fixation.


Importance of construction industry in economic development andeconomic growth of India. Construction- a key industry of India, Law
of Demand, Law of supply, Laws of returns to the scale, types of costs

Unit –II
Factors of production with special reference to construction industry, Turnkey construction projects, Deprecation- its types and methods, The
concept of business cycle, Affordable housing schemes by Government of India
Unit –III
Types of market structure, Monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition, Recession, inflation and Deflation, Direct
and indirect taxes
Unit –IV
Meaning of Marketing managements, concepts of Marketing, Marketing Mix, Administrative and cost plus pricing, Channels of distribution, Advertising and sales promotion
Unit -V
Meaning, Nature and scope of Financial management, Sources of Finance, profit and loss account, Balance sheet, merger and acquisitions of business, Concept of stock market

Prestressed Concrete ( Elective-III)

Partial pre-stressing, Analysis and design of End Blocks as per IS 1343 Method. (Only comparative study with the other methods is expected)

Use of un-tensioned reinforcement. Types of pre-stressed concrete structures – Type – I, II, and III. Effect of Post-tensioning on axial Compression and tension members
Unit –II

Design of pre-stressed concrete Rectangular beam and one way slab by Limit state method, cable profile, Limiting zone of cable profile.

Deflection of pre-stressed concrete beams (short-term, and long term) Shear and Torsional resistance of the pre-stressed concrete members,
principal tension. Behavior of unbounded and bonded pre-stressed concrete beams
Unit –III
Composite construction of pre-stressed concrete structures and in-situconcrete, Differential shrinkage, deflection, flexural strength,
serviceability (Limit state) of the composite sections. Introduction to application of pre-stressing to continuous beams, primary and secondary moment, Linear transformation and concordant cables
Unit –IV
Flexibility Influence coefficient, Analysis of single-storey, single-bay fixed portal frame. Analysis and design of circular water tank, fixed, hinged, use of (IS-3370-2021)
Unit -V
Design of pre-stressed concrete poles, Special problems in pre-stressed concrete structures like corrosion, fatigue, dynamic behavior of pre- stressed concrete beams, behavior of pre-stressed concrete structures under fire.


UNIT NO.1 : Urbanization and Transportation
Importance of urban area , Structure of urban area, Urban design, Use of road space, Classification of urban roads
Unit –II :- Urban Transportation Characteristics
Factors influencing transportation needs, Transportation demand, Type of trips, Mode of travel, urban transportation scene in India, Road congestion, Impact of transport on environment
Unit –III :- Transportation Planning Process
Urban transportation planning objectives, Urban transportation system, Urban transportation planning process, Data collection, Surveys for data collection, Environmental impact analysis
Unit –IV :- Travel Demand Forecasting
Trip generation and attraction analysis , Trip distribution models, Route assignment analysis, Model split analysis
Unit -V :- Public Transportation, Innovations in Urban Transportation
i) Bus transport characteristics, bus route planning, performance indicator
ii) Types of rail transit, rail transit system development in Indian cities,
Integrated Transport System, Modes of Integrated transport systems
iii) Need for innovative approaches
iv) Track guided bus
vi) Functional areas of ITS

Soil Dynamics (Elective-III)

UNIT NO. 1 :- Introduction to Dynamic loading
Earthquake loading, machine vibrations, blast loading, background and lessons leant from damages in past earthquakes due to soil and ground

Effect of soil properties on seismic response of structures, seismic waves and their characteristics.
Unit –II :- Soil Dynamics and its applications
Fundamentals of vibrations: single, two and multiple degree of freedom systems, vibration isolation, vibration absorbers, vibration measuring instruments.

Wave propagation: elastic continuum medium, semi-infinite elastic continuum medium, soil behaviour under dynamic loading.
Unit –III :- Dynamic elastic constant of soil
Definition of building failure-types of failures- Causes of Failures-Faulty Design,
Accidental over Loading, Poor quality of material and Poor Construction practices-
Fire damage – Methodology for investigation of failures-diagnostic testing methods and equipments-repair of cracks in concrete
Unit –IV :- Materials for repair and rehabilitation
Liquefaction mechanism, factors affecting liquefaction, liquefaction of cohesionless soils and sensitive clays, liquefaction susceptibility,

Visual investigation- Acoustical emission methods- Corrosion activity measurement- chloride content – Depth of carbonation- Impact echo methods- Ultrasound pulse velocity methods- Pull out tests.
Unit -V (Investigation of structures &Repair Techniques)
Distress, observation and preliminary test methods. Case studies: related to rehabilitation of bridge piers, dams, canals, heritage structures, corrosion and erosion damaged structures.
Grouting, Jacketing, Shotcreting, externally bonded plates, Nailing, Underpinning and under water repair; Materials, Equipments, Precautions and Processes.


UNIT NO. 1 :- Deterioration of concrete in structures
Abrasion, Erosion, Pitting, Chemical processes like Carbonation, Chloride ingress, Corrosion,
Alkali aggregate reaction, Sulphate attack Acid attack, temperature and their causes, Mechanism, Effect, preventive measures.
Cracks: Cracks in concrete, type, pattern, quantification, measurement & preventive measures.
Unit –II :- Non-Destructive Testing
Nondestructive test methods for concrete including Rebound hammer, Ultrasonic pulse velocity,
Rebar locator, Corrosion meter, Penetration resistance and Pull out test, Core cutting-
Corrosion: Methods for corrosion measurement and assessment
including half-cell potential and resistivity, Mapping of data.
Unit –III :- Failure of buildings
Stress-strain behaviour of cyclically loaded soils, effect of strain level on the dynamic soil properties, measurement of seismic response of soil at low and high strain, using laboratory tests
Cyclic triaxial, cyclic direct simple shear, resonant column, shaking table, centrifuge and using field tests – block vibration test, cross bore
hole, their suitability and limitations, Interpretation of results, IS Codes
Unit –IV :- (Liquefaction of soils)
Liquefaction mechanism, factors affecting liquefaction, liquefaction of cohesionless soils and sensitive clays, liquefaction susceptibility,

Evaluation of liquefaction potentialstudies by dynamic tri-axial testing, oscillatory shear box, shake table and blast tests.
Unit -V (Machine Foundation)
Introduction: Types of machines, Types of machine foundations, Modes of vibrations, General requirements of machine foundation, General criteria for design, permissible amplitude

Analysis & Design of Machine foundation: Elastic homogeneous half space and lumped parameter solutions, analysis and design of
foundations for reciprocating and impact type machines, turbines, effect of machine foundation on adjoining structures.

vibration isolation& control: Force isolation & motion isolation, Methods of isolation in machine foundations Isolating materials and
their properties Bearing capacity of foundations: Introduction to bearing capacity of dynamically loaded foundations


Introduction– General principle used in pipe line design, various components of water transmission and distribution systems, Head loss formula, minor losses, equivalent pipe concept
Rising main– Basic requirements, Types, diameter computation by considering various cost elements. Optimal diameter of rising main
Unit –II
Distribution reservoirs– impounding and service reservoirs, necessity, various storages, location and height, various component parts, capacity
Design principle of water distribution system– Planning, design and analysis of WDN, component parts
Pipe appurtenances- Various valves and fittings, pumps, pressure release valve and check valves
Unit –III
Analysis of water distribution network– Parameter inter relationship, formulation of equations, types of problem, Hardy cross method, Newton Raphsonmethod, Linear theory method, Electrical analogy method, Multi reservoir system analysis
Unit –IV
Node Flow analysis– Node Head Analysis (NHA) and Node Flow Analysis (NFA), Node classification, Node flow compatibility, NFA of serial network

Planning of an optimal network-Branching of network, selection of branches computation of first trial HGL values
Unit -V
Design of optimal WDN– Various approaches, cost head loss ratio criterion, Linear Programming technique, introduction to non linear programming

Basics of Civil Engineering

Introduction to Civil Engineering Introduction and scope of Civil Engineering. Role of Engineers in the infrastructure development. General concepts related to building. Selection of site, basic functions of buildings, types of buildings – Residential, Public, Commercial, and Industrial. Principles of planning, orientation of buildings, introduction to bye-laws regarding building line, Height of building, open space requirement, F.S.I., Carpet area, built up area, setbacks, ventilation. Components of Buildings Introduction to Types of loads on buildings. Substructure – Types of soils; rocks and foundation strata, concept of bearing capacity, Types of foundation and their suitability. Superstructure – Types of construction: Load Bearing, Framed, and Composite.
Unit –II
Building Materials: Introduction to basic construction materials; cement, bricks, stone, aggregates, reinforcing steel, structural glazing, structural steel;
Concrete types: PCC, RCC, Prestressed, Precast and Ready Mix Concrete. Use of various eco- friendly materials in construction. Introduction to advance
construction equipment’s and technique
Unit –III
Surveying: Various types of maps and their uses; Introduction to digital mapping; Principles of survey. Introduction to various survey instruments
such as EDM, Lasers, Total Station, and digital planimeter. Modern surveymethods. Introduction to GIS, GPS and their applications. Transportation
Engineering Role of transportation in national development; various modes of Transportation. Classification of Highways: Expressways, NH, SH, MDR,
ODR, VR; Types of Pavements, Traffic Signs, signals, Parking system, and Causes of Accidents.
Unit –IV
Environment and Natural Resource Management Water supply – Sources, drinking water requirements, impurities in water and their effects; Purification of water, modern purification processes; Standards of purified water. Waste Management: Collection and Disposal methods of Liquid, solid and gaseous wastes. Water Resources Engineering Introduction to Hydraulic structures of storage; water conveyance systems; Watershed management: Definition,
Necessity and methods; Roof top rain water harvesting and Ground water recharge: relevance and methods.
Unit -V
Instrumentation in Civil Engineering Structures: Various instruments used in construction, water resources, Environmental Engineering, Foundation
Engineering, Thermocouples, condition monitoring equipment’s, Half Cell Potentiometers, Strain Gauges. Management of Utilities using telemetry &
SCADA System. Sustainable Development: Role of Engineers in Sustainable Development. Concept of green buildings and LEED Certification

All the Best !!

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