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I want to take participate in PhD Entrance Exam
Of Punjab Technical University so please tell me that on which date it will be held and also give me its syllabus.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 02:26 PM
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Hello, I am looking for Punjab technical university-PhD entrance exam syllabus of Civil Engineering stream. Kindly provide it.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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Punjab Technical University (PTU) is a state university which is located at Jalandhar, India.

PTU has:-
108 engineering colleges,
156 management colleges,
96 pharmacy colleges,
68 architecture colleges,
41 B.Sc. MLT colleges
42 hotel management and catering technology colleges
302 learning centers under distance education.

Here I am providing you exam syllabus of Civil Engineering stream.:-

syllabus of Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering
Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple stress and strain
relationship: Stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr's
circle. Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, shear centre.
Thin walled pressure vessels, uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending

Structural Analysis:
Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames, displacements in
statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force/
energy methods, analysis by displacement methods (slope deflection and moment distribution
methods), influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures.Basic concepts of matrix
methods of structural analysis.

Concrete Structures:
Concrete Technology- properties of concrete, basics of mix design. Concrete design basic
working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of
members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods.Basic
elements of prestressed concrete, analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.

Steel Structures:
Analysis and design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- columns, column
bases.Connections- simple and eccentric, beam'column connections, plate girders and trusses.
Plastic analysis of beams and frames.

Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Mechanics:
Origin of soils, soil classification, three-phase system, fundamental definitions, relationship and
interrelationships, permeability & seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation, compaction,
shear strength.

Foundation Engineering:
Sub-surface investigations- scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration tests, plate load test.
Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils. Stability of slopesinfinite slopes,
finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements.Shallow foundations-bearing
capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysis in
sands & clays. Deep foundations pile types, dynamic & static formulae, load capacity of piles in
sands & clays, negative skin friction.

Water Resources Engineering
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics:
Properties of fluids, principle of conservation of mass, momentum, energy and corresponding
equations, potential flow, applications of momentum and Bernoulli's equation, laminar and
turbulent flow, flow in pipes, pipe networks. Concept of boundary layer and its growth. Uniform
flow, critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels, specific energy concept, hydraulic
jump. Forces on immersed bodies, flow measurements in channels, tanks and pipes. Dimensional
analysis and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles and specific speed of
pumps and turbines.

Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, stage discharge relationships, unit
hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing. Well

Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration. Crop water requirements. Design of: lined and
unlined canals, waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways.Design of weirs on
permeable foundation.Types of irrigation system, irrigation methods.Water logging and
drainage, sodic soils.

Environmental Engineering

Water requirements:
Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Drinking water
standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water
treatment, distribution of water.Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of
wastewater.Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, sludge disposal, effluent
discharge standards.Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic
wastewater, primary and secondary treatment Unit operations and unit processes of domestic
wastewater, sludge disposal.

Air Pollution:
Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control,
air quality standards and limits.

Municipal Solid Wastes:
Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for
solid waste management (reuse/recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal).

Noise Pollution:
Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control
of noise pollution.

Transportation Engineering
Highway Planning:
Geometric design of highways, testing and specifications of paving materials, design of flexible
and rigid pavements.

Traffic Engineering:
Traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, intersection design, traffic signs and signal design,
highway capacity.

Importance of surveying, principles and classifications , mapping concepts, coordinate system,
map projections, measurements of distance and directions, leveling, theodolite traversing, plane
table surveying, errors and adjustments, curves.

Contact Address:-
Punjab Technical University
Jalandhar- Kapurthala Highway, Near Pushpa Gujral Science City, Rasulpur, Punjab 144601 ‎
0182 266 2521 ‎

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