Smart Cities Planning and Development(SCPD) (Aug-2016 Batch)

Course Code: GSSCDE501  

Urbanization is not only associated with economic development but over the time it started aspiring people to better quality of life. Cities are seen as solutions for boosting economy, generating employment, creating skills, providing better health services and many more things. Expression of change from being habitat to providing such breadth of services was not brought in a day; cities have eventually developed into these dimensions. However, the state of urban service delivery in India’s cities and towns is far poorer than is desirable for India’s current income levels. Considering that the Indian economy has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world for some time, and aspirations and standards are raising, the current state of service delivery is simply unacceptable. Moreover, a successful city cannot operate efficiently in isolation from its environment. It must balance social, economic and environmental needs. Smart Cities focus on their most pressing needs and on the greatest opportunities to improve lives. They tap a range of approaches – digital and information technologies, urban planning best practices, public private partnerships, and policy change – to make a difference. They always put people first. During this course on Smart Cities Planning and Development, Let’s understand the dynamics of an Indian city and learn smart ways to plan, management and maintain our cities.

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Project Management in Smart Cities (PMSC) (Aug-2016 Batch)

Course Code: GSSCDE502 

Project Management would be an integral facet for smart infrastructure and cities. Smart City projects involve great technical complexity, and require a wide diversity of skills to control and monitor them.  Like other complex mega infrastructure projects Smart City projects are subjected to risk and uncertainties throughout all the phases leading to huge time and cost overrun. Managers are faced with the problem of putting together and directing large temporary organizations while being subjected to constrained resources, limited time, and environmental uncertainty. To cope with complexity and uncertainty, new forms of project organization and management have evolved. Project management plays an important role in developing the Smart Cities. Project management has grown in response to the need for a managerial approach that deals with the problems and opportunities of modern society. It provides the diversified technical and managerial competency and decentralized communication and decision making necessary to meet the challenges of complex, unfamiliar, high-stakes activities. Application of modern project management tools would ensure more collaboration, more communication flow and much flawless implementation of Smart City projects. Modern project management concepts of application of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) would reduce the co-ordination problems and would ensure much higher probability of successful completion of the projects within stipulated time and cost frame.

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Application of Solar Energy for Smart Cities (ASESC) (Aug-2016 Batch)

Course Code:GSSCDE503 

It is estimated that by the year 2050, the number of people living in Indian cities will touch 843 million. To accommodate this massive urbanization, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and improve the quality of life.  Hence the Govt. of India planned to introduce 100 smart cities in the country.  A smart city, by definition, will have smart communication network for efficient utilization as well as ultrafast response to the demand and supply management. Out of many important aspects, the smart city is projected to have green energy for smarter solution of environmental issues.  India needs to add at least 250-400 GW of new power generation capacity by 2030.  In order to keep a balance of the environment, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has plans to add capacity of 30,000 MW in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17).  Two major contributors to the renewable energy are solar energy and Wind energy.  The majority of solar energy generation is meeting today by the solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies.  In the projected course, the incumbent will be trained on the solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies applicable for smart city development.  The e-course will focus on the technology, policies and their impact on the ambitious 100 smart city program.

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Green Buildings in Smart Cities (GBSC) (Aug-2016)

Course Code: GSSCDE504 

Smart Mardsan city has gone “Always clean, always green” The city has been remodelled, improved and made sustainable. Let’s learn how we can make India Clean and Green!

Smart cities should have green and energy efficient buildings which have potentials of bringing economic changes and raising the efficiency both ecological and economic efficiency while ensuring that the cost of natural resources exploitation is within the acceptable range.

The basic philosophy for the proposed Course on “Green Buildings” is to meet the challenge of ensuring excellence in the most critical part of Smart Cities – green buildings and energy conservation system in buildings. The major emphasis is designing the course on the principle of outcome based education. The students will at the end of the programme be able to:

  • Understand basic principles and concept of green as well as energy efficient buildings as a part of Smart, sustainable development 
  • Learning energy conservation building code (ECBC) 2007
  • Optimizing/designing the green building system and use of sustainable materials & M and Energy audit of green building
  • Rating the green building systems

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