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NPTEL is a Government of India sponsored collaborative educational programme By developing curriculum-based video and web courses the programme aims to enhance the quality of engineering education in India. It is being jointly carried out by 7 IITs and IISc Bangalore, and is funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India.

Engineering Geology

Discipline: Civil Engineering
Faculty: Dr. Debasis Roy
Institute: IIT Kharagpur

Engineering Geology course were available online. The course videos are available in streaming mode, and may also be downloaded for viewing offline. The video files are also viewable via the Civil Engineers Portal Channel in Youtube.


  1. Introduction: Origin and development.
  2. Geologic Mapping and Remote Sensing: Topographic maps, geologic maps, preparation of geologic sections, aerial photographs, LIDAR, SAR, GIS.
  3. Mineralogy: Chemical analysis of rocks and minerals, rock and soil minerals, physical properties of minerals, susceptibility of minerals to alteration, basics of optical mineralogy, SEM, XRD
  4. Classification of Soil and Rock: Types of rock and origin: Igneous (extrusive and intrusive), sedimentary and metamorphic, ternary diagrams, definitions (structure, texture)
  5. Igneous Rock: Agents, structure, texture, IUGG classification of intrusive and extrusive rocks
  6. Metamorphic Rock: Causes of metamorphism (stress, temperature, tectonism, pore fluid), recrystallization, phase change, structure and texture
  7. Sedimentary Rock: Sedimentation environments, structure, textural classification of siliclastic and carbonate rock
  8. Soil Formation: Weathering processes, transportation and sedimentation processes, structure, texture and classification, surficial deposits and landforms
  9. Subsurface exploration: Intrusive and non intrusive sub-surface investigation, drilling and sampling, geophysical methods, geologic investigations for site selection of dams, reservoirs, tunnels, bridges and highways
  10. Engineering Properties of Soil and Rock: Engineering properties (density, unit weight, porosity), strength, index measurements for soil and rock (SPT blow count, RQD, RMR, Point Load Index), relationships of index measurements with strength of soil and rock.
  11. Strength Behavior of Soil and Rock: Stress and strain in rock, Mohr’s Circle, concept of effective stress, failure of soil and rock, fracturing of rock, folds, faults and joints in rock, shear failure of soil and rock, consequences of failure (landslides, earthquakes, subsidence)
  12. Subsurface water: Sources, aquifer, aquiclude, water table, Artesian groundwater in soil and rock, springs, hydraulic conductivity and its measurement, Darcy’s law, well hydraulics, well yield, water capacity of rock, lowering of water table and subsidence, salt water intrusion in coastal areas
  13. Geologic and seismotectonic setting of India: Geologic provinces of India and their surficial and subsurface geology, seismotectonics of the Indian plate, seismic zones of India
  14. Geological Hazards: Major geological hazards Geological considerations in design of constructed facilities and infrastructure, causes and classification of landslides, stability assessment for soil and rock slopes, mitigation of landslide hazard, effect of earthquakes on constructed facilities and infrastructure, geotechnical and structural considerations in mitigation of earthquake hazard.



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Lecture Video Transcript
Introduction to Engineering Geology Download Download
Geologic Structures Download Download
Geologic Maps and Stratigraphic Sections Download Download
Remote Sensing in Engineering Geology Download Download
Physical Properties of Minerals Download Download
Crystallography and Optical Properties Download Download
Chemical Characteristics of Minerals Download Download
Origin And Types of Rocks Download Download
Origin And Types of Soils Download Download
Igneous Rocks Download Download
Sedimentary Rocks Download Download
Metamorphic Rocks Download Download
Weathering Download Download
Sediment Transport and Deposition Download Download
Introduction to Subsurface Exploration Download Download
Introduction to Subsurface Exploration Download Download
Sampling and Non - Intrusive Methods Download Download
Index Properties and Classification of Soils Download Download
Index Properties of Rock and Rock Mass Download Download
Stress-Strain Behavior of Soil and Rock Download Download
Stress-Strain Behavior of Soil and Rock - II Download Download
In-situ State of Stress Download Download
Geologic Considerations in Tunneling Download Download
Geologic Considerations in Dam Construction Download Download
Groundwater - Preliminaries Download Download
Groundwater Flow Download Download
Groundwater Flow - II Download Download
Groundwater Related Engineering Issues Download Download
Groundwater Over Utilization Download Download
Plate Tectonics Download Download
Plate Tectonics - 2 and Earthquake Download Download
Earthquake Hazard Assessment Download Download
Geologic Hazards - Seismicity and Volcanism Download Download
Geologic Hazards - Shoreline Processes Download Download
Geologic Hazards - Shoreline Processes Download Download
Geologic Hazards - Landslide Hazards - Zoning Download Download
Geologic Hazards Subsidence , Collapsible Soils Download Download
Preparation of Geologic Sections Download Download
Index testing of soil & rocks Download Download
Identification of minerals and rock samples Download Download

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