About the Department

The Department of Science and Humanities plays a crucial role in the undergraduate experience. It forms an integral part of the institution, since its inception, with a mission of imparting teaching and promoting implementation of practical aspects of Physical Science and Humanities to build a solid foundation as part of the engineering education and plays a unique and distinctive role where the ethos of science and technology prevails. The Department offers Ist yr. courses for all the department students. Functioning under Prof. C. Nirmala, as Head of the Department, the concerns of this department can be said to be somewhat different from the concerns of the core disciplines of the Institute and it strives to bring a humane touch to technology and assist the engineers to develop themselves within the social context. English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are the four main streams of this department and its main intention is to lay strong foundation in the first year of any course, so that engineering streams become easily accessible to the students.


    To produce competent Engineers and Scientists by imparting quality Education in Mathematics, Science and Communicative English to develop Research Capability, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Human and Ethical Values so as to meet the challenges in the technology driven society.

    DM 1: To provide an academic environment that would help the students to acquire analytical and scientific knowledge through a teaching-learning exercise focusing fundamental concepts.

    DM 2 : To prepare the students for careers in industries and mould them to become an entrepreneur and as a leader.

    DM 3 : To sow the seeds of research in Engineering and Technology by providing facilities oriented towards applied science.

From The HOD’S Desk

Prof. C. Nirmala Head of the Department

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela

Taking a cue from the above saying, the department of Science and Humanities is working to motivate and encourage the students to channelize their potential in the pursuit of excellence through education. The department seeks to instil in students the desire to be professionally competent, with intellectual growth and uncompromising faith. It has been our objective to build in our students an unswerving appreciation of and a loyalty to our values upon which our life stands. Our emphasis has always been to develop in them the necessary skills that they need for a sound educational foundation. We train our students to face the challenges in life by arming them with many value added courses, seminars, guest lectures, etc., to enhance their career prospects. Along with the excellent infrastructure and well experienced teaching faculty, we ensure a bright future to our students.

I hope all our efforts in promoting our department will continue and save its glory.

Program Outcomes (POs)
  • PO 1 : Engineering knowledge : Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO 2 : Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3 : Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
  • PO 4 : Conduct investigations of complex problems : Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO 5 : Modern tool usage : Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO 6 : The Engineer and Society : Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO 7 : Environment and Sustainability : Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO 8 : Ethics : Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO 9 : Individual and Team work : Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO 10 : Communication : Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO 11 :  Project management and Finance : Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO 12 : Life-long learning : Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Course Outcomes (COs)



  • CO1: To recognize the contextualize use of articles, parts of speech, prefixes/suffixes, to frame questions, to read, comprehend, skim and scan the articles of a general kind in magazines and newspapers.
  • CO2: To read, to infer implied meanings, to introduce, to express opinions, to produce coherent and unified paragraphs and to use appropriate prepositions and conjunctions.
  • CO3:To comprehend conversations and short talks, to organize and describe, to use reference words, discourse markers and single word substitution, to produce accurate forms of basic grammar.
  • CO4:To read/ listen and comprehend longer text, to deliver an oral presentation, personal letters and emails and to use common phrasal verbs and tenses with a wide range of vocabulary.
  • CO5:To close read, brainstorm, to organise an essay and dialogue writing, to participate in conversations and practice using perfect tense, modal verbs and collocations.


  • CO1:Use both the limit definition and rules of differentiation to differentiate functions.
  • CO2:Apply differentiation to solve maxima and minima problems.
  • CO3:Evaluate integrals both by using Riemann sums and by using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and evaluate integrals using techniques of integration, such as substitution, partial fractions and integration by parts. Determine convergence/divergence of improper integrals and evaluate convergent improper integrals.
  • CO4:Apply integration to compute multiple integrals, area, volume, integrals in polar coordinates, in addition to change of order and change of variables.
  • CO5:Apply various techniques in solving differential equations.


  • CO1:The students will gain knowledge on the basics of properties of matter and its applications.
  • CO2:The students will acquire knowledge on the concepts of waves and optical devices and their applications in fibre optics.
  • CO3:The students will have adequate knowledge on the concepts of thermal properties of materials and their applications in expansion joints and heat exchangers.
  • CO4:The students will get knowledge on advanced physics concepts of quantum theory and its applications in tunnelling microscopes.
  • CO5:The students will understand the basics of crystals, their structures, crystal defects and crystal growth techniques.


  • CO1:Understand the knowledge about water treatment techniques, boiler troubles, boiler feed water requirements, calculation of hardness of water.
  • CO2:Use surface reactions and its applications in various field.
  • CO3:Apply basic concepts of phase rule and its application to single and two component systems and appreciate the purpose and significance of alloys in the manufacture of engineering materials.
  • CO4:Will gain knowledge on fuels, type of fuels, calorific value calculation and its applications.
  • CO5: Develop principles and generation of electricity in batteries, nuclear reactors, solar cells, wind mills and fuel cells.


  • CO1:Develop algorithmic solutions to simple computational problems.
  • CO2:Demonstrate programs using simple Python statements and expressions.
  • CO3:Explain control flow and functions concept in Python for solving problems.
  • CO4:Use Python data structures – lists, tuples & dictionaries for representing compound data. .
  • CO5:Explain files, exception, modules and packages in Python for solving problems.


  • CO1: Get familiarized with the fundamentals and standards of Engineering graphics.
  • CO2:Draw different conic sections, involute, cycloid and free hand sketching of 3D objects.
  • CO3: Draw multiple views of lines and plane surfaces by orthographic projection.
  • CO4:Draw multiple views of solids and development of surfaces.
  • CO5:Draw isometric projections/views and perspective projections for given solids.

      • CO1:Apply principles of elasticity, optics and thermal properties for engineering applications.
      • CO2:Outfitted with hands-on knowledge in the quantitative chemical analysis of water quality related parameters.
      • CO3:Familier with different types of simple volumetric estimation for analysing the water quality.


      • CO1:Implement Python programs with conditionals and loops.
      • CO2:Use Python lists, tuples, dictionaries for representing compound data.
      • CO3:Construct python program to Read and write data from and to the files.



      • CO1:To listen/read technical excerpts, to respond, to write extended definitions, recommendations, checklists, instructions, to use purpose statements, subject verb agreement and compound words effortlessly.
      • CO2: To listen/read and comprehend talks, to describe a process, to interpret charts, to write paragraphs and use passive forms and numerical adjectives.
      • CO3: To listen/read and comprehend lectures, to speak appropriately and effectively in varied formal and informal contexts, to organize and write process description and embedded sentences.
      • CO4:To speak, listen and make notes, to write emails, essays and winning job applications, to summarize/paraphrase and use appropriate synonyms, clauses and conditionals.
      • CO5:To read and interpret different genres of texts, to participate in group discussions, to write reports and produce accurate forms of verbal analogies and reported speech.


      • CO1: Apply the concept of eigenvalues, Eigen vectors, diagonalization of a matrix, positive definite matrices and similar matrices.
      • CO2:Apply the concept of the concept of evaluation of line, surface and volume integrals using Gauss, Stokes and Green’s theorem and their verification.
      • CO3: Understand the concept of Analytic functions, Conformal mapping.
      • CO4:Understand the concept of Contour integration using Complex integration.
      • CO5:Apply the concept of Laplace transform and inverse transform of simple functions, properties, various related theorems and application to differential equations with constant coefficients.


      • CO1: The students will have knowledge on the various phase diagrams and their applications.
      • CO2:The students will acquire knowledge on Fe-〖Fe〗_3C phase diagram, various microstructures and alloys.
      • CO3: The students will get knowledge on mechanical properties of materials and their measurement.
      • CO4: The students will gain knowledge on magnetic, dielectric and superconducting properties of materials.
      • CO5:The students will understand the basics of ceramics, composites and nanomaterial.


    • CO1:The Student will gain knowledge on classical and quantum electron theories, and energy band structures.
    • CO2: The Student will acquire knowledge on basics of semiconductor physics and its applications in various devices.
    • CO3:The Student will get knowledge on magnetic properties of materials and their applications in data storage.
    • CO4:The Student will have the necessary understanding on the functioning of optical materials for optoelectronics.
    • CO5:The Student will understand the basics of quantum structures and their applications in carbon electronics.


    • CO1:The students will have knowledge on the thermal performance of buildings.
    • CO2:The students will acquire knowledge on the acoustic properties of buildings.
    • CO3: The students will get knowledge on various lighting designs for buildings.
    • CO4: The students will gain knowledge on the properties and performance of engineering materials.
    • CO5:The students will understand the hazards of buildings.


    • CO1:Gain knowledge on classical and quantum electron theories, and energy band structures.
    • CO2: Acquire knowledge on basics of semiconductor physics and its applications in various devices.
    • CO3: Get knowledge on magnetic and dielectric properties of materials.
    • CO4:Have the necessary understanding on the functioning of optical materials for optoelectronics.
    • CO5:Understand the basics of quantum structures and their applications in spintronic and carbon electronics.


    • CO1: Understand the public participation is an important aspect which serves the environmental protection.
    • CO2:Understand on Environmental Pollution or problems cannot be solved by mere laws.
    • CO3:Equitable use of resources for sustainable lifestyles.
    • CO4:Enhancement of importance of environment by assessing its impact on the human world, the surrounding environment, its functions and its value.
    • CO5:Finding and implementing scientific, technological, economic and political solutions to environmental problems.


    • CO1: Illustrate the vectorial and scalar representation of forces and moments.
    • CO2:Analyse the rigid body in equilibrium.
    • CO3: Evaluate the properties of surfaces and solids.
    • CO4:Calculate dynamic forces exerted in rigid body.
    • CO5: Determine the friction and the effects by the laws of friction.


    • CO1: Know the importance of electric circuit law.
    • CO2:Understand the concept of single and three phase circuits and wiring.
    • CO3: Understand the working principles of electrical machines.
    • CO4: Understand the concepts of various electronic devices.
    • CO5:Knowledge on choosing appropriate instruments for electrical measurement for a specific application.


    • CO1:Understand the concept of three phase power circuits and measurement.
    • CO2: Comprehend the concepts in transformers.
    • CO3: Comprehend the concepts in DC electrical motors and generators.
    • CO4: Comprehend the concepts in AC electrical motors and generators.
    • CO5:Knowledge on choosing appropriate instruments for electrical measurement for a specific application.


    • CO1: Able to gain knowledge on electric circuits and its analysis.
    • CO2:Able to gain knowledge on the basic operation of electrical machines and transformers.
    • CO3:Able to gain knowledge on renewable sources and common domestic loads.
    • CO4:Able to gain knowledge on basic electronic circuits.
    • CO5: Able to gain knowledge on measurement devices in electric circuits.


    • CO1: Ability to identify the electrical components.
    • CO2: Explain the characteristics of electrical machines.
    • CO3:Ability to identify electronics components.
    • CO4:Understand the characteristics of Electronics Components.
    • CO5:Understand the Concepts and components of Advance Communication.
  • CO1:Appreciate the Civil and Mechanical Engineering components of Projects.
  • CO2: Acquire knowledge on the usage of construction material and proper selection of construction materials.
  • CO3:Acquire knowledge on concepts of surveying and methods to determine time, longitude, latitude and azimuth and hour angle method.
  • CO4: Demonstrate working principles of petrol and diesel engine and identify the components used in power plant cycle.
  • CO5: Elaborate the components of refrigeration and Air conditioning cycle.


  • CO1:To analyse the electrical circuit and network topology.
  • CO2: To solve circuit equations using network theorems.
  • CO3: To understand and acquire knowledge on the phenomenon of resonance in coupled circuits.
  • CO4:To analyse the transient response of circuits.
  • CO5:To design two port networks.


  • CO1: To analyse the electrical circuit.
  • CO2: To apply circuit theorems for DC and AC circuits.
  • CO3:To analyse the transient response of various circuits.
  • CO4:To analyse the three phase circuits.
  • CO5:To understand and acquire knowledge on the phenomenon of resonance in coupled circuits.


  • CO1:Develop simple applications in C using basic constructs.
  • CO2: Design and implement applications using arrays and strings.
  • CO3: Develop and implement applications in C using functions and pointers.
  • CO4: Develop applications in C using structures.
  • CO5:Design applications using sequential and random access file processing.


  • CO1: Explain the V-I characteristic of diode, UJT and SCR.
  • CO2:Describe the equivalence circuits of transistors.
  • CO3:Explain the V-I characteristic of Bipolar and Field effectTransistors, Power control devices,LED,LCD and other Opto-electronic devices.
  • CO4:Explain the Power control devices, LED and LCD Displays.
  • CO5:Explain the Opto-electronic devices.


  • CO1:To demonstrate the working of home electrical appliances, measure electrical quantities and elaborate component, gates and soldering practices.
  • CO2: To fabricate a model using carpentry components, welding joints, sheet metal and carry out the basic machining operations.
  • CO3:Illustrate on centrifugal pump, air conditioner, operations of smithy, foundry and fittings.


  • CO1:Ability to determine the speed characteristic of different electrical machines.
  • CO2:Ability to design simple circuits involving diodes and transistors.
  • CO3:Ability to use operational amplifiers.


  • CO1:Analyze the characteristics of basic electronic devices.
  • CO2: Design RL and RC circuits.
  • CO3: Verify Thevinin& Norton theorem KVL & KCL, and Super Position Theorems.


  • CO1:The students will be able to draft the plan, elevation and sectional views of the building.
  • CO2:The students will be able to draft the industrial structures.
  • CO3:The students will be able to draft the framed buildings using computer software.


  • CO1:Develop C programs for simple applications making use of basic constructs, arrays and strings.
  • CO2: Develop C programs involving functions, recursion, pointers, and structures.
  • CO3::Design applications using sequential and random access file processing.


  • CO1: Understand and apply circuit theorems and concepts in engineering applications.
  • CO2: Simulate electric circuits.
  • CO3:Verify the network theorems using PSPICE or MATLAB.