Science & Technology

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Chapter 1: Role of Science and Technology in Today’s World

  • Science and Technology and the Developing Countries
  • Science and the industry of India
  • CAPART

Chapter 2: Science and Technology in India

  • Historical Background of Indian Science
  • S&T in the 20th Century and Today

Chapter 3: Institutional Structure for Science and Technology in India

  • Aerospace S&T – CLRI – CSIR IMMT
  • CSIR Programme
  • ICAR

Chapter 4: Science and Technology Education and Research in India

  • History of technical education institutes
  • Strengthening of University research in India
  • Science Popularisation Movement in India
  • Variety of Science Communication in India

Chapter 5: Energy Sector

  • India’s Energy Challenges
  • Strategy for Energy Sector
  • Commercial and Non- Commercial Energy Resources

Chapter 6: Fossil Energy Resources

  • Coal
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Extraction of Coal Bed Methane
  • Lignite and Crude Oil
  • Improved/Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects

Chapter 7: Electric Power

  • Electricity
  • Technical Issues in the Electricity Sector
  • Environmental Aspects of Thermal Power
  • Transmission Planning including National Grid
  • Central Transmission Utility(CTU): Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID)
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
  • National Electricity Policy 2005

Chapter 8: Non-Conventional Sources of Energy

  • Development in India
  • Renewable Based Power Generation Programme
  • Wind Energy
  • Micro/Mini Hydel
  • Energy from waste
  • Energy recovery from industrial waste
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar Energy in India
  • Biomass
  • Biogas
  • Emerging Technologies – Hydrogen Energy Programme
  • Other Energy Sources and Technologies
  • Issues with renewable energy

Chapter 9: Energy Conservation

  • Energy Conservation
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency
  • Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)

Chapter 10: Nuclear Energy

  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Liquid Water Graphite moderated reactor
  • Advanced Reactors
  • GIF Reactor Technologies
  • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Immobilization Techniques
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Fission Energy

Chapter 11: Nuclear Fusion

  • Nuclear fusion technologies
  • International thermonuclear experimental reactor
  • Assessing Nuclear Fusion

Chapter 12: Non – Energy Aspects of Nuclear Technology

  • Civilian aspects of nuclear technology
  • Radioisotopes
  • Industrial Applications
  • Gamma Sterilisation
  • Scientific Applications
  • Biochemical Analysis
  • Radiation technology in India

Chapter 13: India’s Nuclear Programme

  • BARC Trombay and IGCAR
  • Research reactors
  • Other Nuclear Facilities
  • Emerging Advanced Reactor Concepts

Chapter 14: Computer Technology

  • Parts of computer
  • Input devices
  • Output devices

Chapter 15: Computer Software

Chapter 16: Computer Networks

Chapter 17: Security Issues in IT

Chapter 18: Supercomputer Technology

Chapter 19: Recent Advances in IT

Chapter 20: IT Industry in India

Chapter 21: IT and Governance in India

Chapter 22: Communication Technology

Chapter 23: Wireless Communication

Chapter 24: Telecommunications in India

Chapter 25: Television and Entertainment Technologies

Chapter 26: Space Technology

Chapter 27: Space Programme in India

Chapter 28: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Chapter 29: Superconductivity

Chapter 30: Laser and Photonics

Chapter 31: Global Environment Issues

Chapter 32: Environment and India

Chapter 33: Earth Sciences in India

Chapter 34: Meteorological Science

Chapter 35: Nuclear and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

Chapter 36: Defence Technology in India

Chapter 37: Biotechnology

Chapter 38: Applications of Biotechnology

Chapter 39: Biotechnology in India