Feedback for Hydration, Porosity & Strength of Cementitious Materials

Dear student

We are glad that you have attended the NPTEL online certification course.

We hope you found the NPTEL Online course useful and have started using NPTEL extensively.

In this regard, we would like to have a feedback from you regarding our course and whether there are any improvements, you would like to suggest.
 
We are enclosing an online feedback form and would request you to spare some of your valuable time to input your observations. Your esteemed input will help us in serving you better.

The link to give your feedback is :

https://goo.gl/forms/nxbNs7MIGANW1nvK2

We thank you for your valuable time and feedback.

Thanks & Regards,
NPTEL Team


Regarding final exam

Dear all

Many students are inquiring on portal about pattern of final exam. We are very sorry to inform that no further information as that released earlier regarding exam pattern will be released. Please prepare for exam accordingly as per the suggestions of the course instructors.

Kindly read the instructions very carefully before writing your exam. All necessary instructions will be provided on your screen.


All the best for your exam.

Regards
Course TA


correction in assigment 8 question 9

Dear all

The correct answer of Question 9, assignment 8 is 'a' i.e. 29.7 and 55.4 %. The marks have been awarded for option a not for option d, there is an error only in solution released.

I am very sorry for this negligence.

Regrads
Course TA



Recheck of scores of re-evaluation

Dear all

Many students are have informed that their assigment scores after re-evaluation of assigment 2, 4 and 5 have not been changed. 

All those whose assigment scores have not been updated, kinldy write your 21 digit user id along with answers marked by you (in forum or in mail). please dont send the snapshot of your screen rather write down your answers,marked by you.

Regards
Course TA


Regarding final exam

Dear all

Please find below the suggestions from course instructors regarding the final exams.

The exam will be online. The students are expected to study both lecture notes and other reference or textbook materials. The students can expect multiple choice questions similar to what was discussed in the special lectures and assignments. However, expecting the same pattern all throughout the paper may not be appropriate. Similarly, the level of difficulty could vary for each question and hence, a thorough study and understanding of the subject from the student is warranted so that he/she should be capable of handling the exam wisely.

All the best for your exam.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 8 solution released

Dear all

Solution to assignment 8 has been released. Kindly check.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 2,4 and 5 re-evaluated

Dear all

Assignment 2, 4 and 5 have been re-evaluated. Kindly check your scores again.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 7 solution released

Dear all

Solution to assignment 7 have been released. Kindly check your answers.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 8 released

Dear all

Assignment 8 has been released. Kindly submit the assignment before its due date i.e. 18.04.2017 23.59 hrs.

Regards
Course TA


Week 8 contents released

Dear all

contents of week 8 are have been released. Although lectures 35 to 39 were released yesterday, today lecture 40 is also released.

regards
course TA


Solution of assignment 6 released.

Dear all

Solution to assignment 6 has been released.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 7 released

Dear all

Assignment 7 has been released which is available in week 7 contents. The due date for the same is 11.04.2017 23.59 hrs.

Regards
Course TA



Corrections in assignment solutions

Dear all

Correct solution for Assignment 4, Question 3 is b; Both statements are False.
Correct solution for Assignment 2, Question 2 is c; Statement A is false and B is True.

Please ignore the uploaded solution for the above questions.

Question 6 assignment 5 has conversion problems from micron to nm. so this question will be removed from evaluation.

we are in process of re evaluating the assignments. Your final score from assignment will be taken accordingly.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Regards
Course TA


Regarding Statement B of Question 1 of assignment 2

Dear all

Statement B of Question 1 of assignment 2 states "  Aggregate samples are subjected to little or no impact loads in Deval’s abrasion test"

This statement is True.

Explanation: the subject on aggregate, cement and concrete is not rocket science and very much relative (i.e., nothing is absolutely true, everything is true when comparing one with another and viceversa). It is carefully mentioned in the lecture that there is no impact of aggregates in Devals abrasion test primarily because this is explained in comparison with Los Angeles absrasion test. In question, it is carefully stated that "Aggregate samples are subjected to little or no impact loads in Deval’s abrasion test" and this question is generally on "Abrasion test." In addition, both "little or no impact loads" is given in the question clearly and the answer for the line is "True." 

In case if any other explanation is given earlier kindly ignore it.
Regards
Sahil


Week 7 contents released.

Dear all

Lectures for week 7 have been released. Lecture 32 has been revised. kindly revisit it again in case you have already gone through it earlier this morning.

sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 5 solution released

Dear all

Solution to assignment 5 has been released.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 6 Released

Dear all

Assignment 6 has been released. Kindly submit it before its due date i.e. 04.04.2017 23.59 hrs.

Regards
Course TA


week 6 lectures released

Dear all

Lectures of week 6 have been released.

regards
course TA


Assignment 4 solution and assignment 5 released

Dear all

Solution to assignment 4 have been released. It is available in week 4 contents. 

Assignment 5 has also been released which is available in week 5 contents. The due date for assignment 5 is 28.03.2017 23.59 hrs. kindly submit the assignment before its due date.

Regards
Course TA 


NPTEL: APRIL EXAM FORM EXTENDED TILL 24th MARCH 10:00 AM

Dear Student:

Based on requests we received, the following has been decided.

Exam Registration extended till 10 AM, 24th March 2017 (Friday).

Payment can be made till 4 PM, 25th March 2017 (Saturday).

Data changes possible till 10 AM, 24th March 2017 (Friday).

The certification exam registration URL is: http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/

For other details about exam registration, please check our previous announcement.

For Checking your payment status:

Login to the exam form,

1. If your Status is "Completed successfully or Success" then your registration is successful.

2. If your payment status is showing as "Confirmation Pending or Payment not authorized" please try to pay again since we didn't received your payment.

Any excess payment done till today has been refunded from our side. It takes about 5-8 bank working days for it to come to your account. Please check by 3rd April for the same. If you still don't receive it, write to us at nptel@iitm.ac.in

-NPTEL TEAM


solution to assignment 3 released

Dear all

Solution to assignment 3 has been released. we are sorry for the delay.

Regards
Course TA


Week 5 lectures released

Dear all

Week 5 contents have been released.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 4 released

Dear all

Assignment 4 has been released which is available in week 4 contents. kindly submit it before its due date i.e. 21.03.2017 23.59 hrs.

Regards
Course TA


Week 4 contents released

Dear all

Week 4 contents have been released. Due to some network issues, we have been delayed to release the lecture. we are sorry for the delay.

lecture 16 to 18 are collectively available in two parts 1 and 2. 

Regards
Course TA

Solution of Assignment 2 released

Dear all

Solution of assignment 2 has been released in week 2 content. Kindly check your answers and if you have any query please write back to us.

Regards
Course TA


Assignment 3 released

Dear all

Assignment 3 has been released which you will find in week 3 contents. kindly submit your assignment before its due date 14.03.2017 23.59 hrs.
kindly ignore the error line on top of question 7. 

Regards
sahil


Regarding Assignment 3

Dear All,

We have rectified the issue of Q7 in assignment 3. Please submit the assignment again. sorry for inconvenience. 

Happy Learning!

Thanks
NPTEL Team


Week 3 lectures released

Dear all


Week 3 lectures have been released. lectures 12 and 14 will available shortly. lectures 11,13 and 15 are available.

Regards
Course TA


Lecture 12 and 14 avaialble

Dear all

Lecture 12 and 14 of week 3 have been released.

Regards
Course TA


Lecture 13 revised.

Dear all

Lecture 13 has been revised. kindly visit it again. sorry for the inconvenience. 

Regards
sahil


Assignment 1 solution released

Dear all

Solution to assignment 1 has been released. its under week 1 contents under assignment 1. 

Also a special lecture on discussion to problems in assignment 1 has been released under the title special lectures. this is o help you understand the questions and their answers.

kindly check your answer and get to know yourself where you made a mistake.

Regards
Course TA


Extension of due date for assignment 1 and assignment 2

Dear all

Since there was a problem in server to submit answers, the due date for assignment 1 has been extended till 4.03.2017 23.59 hrs and assignment 2 has been extended till 9.03.2017 23.59 hrs. 

Kindly submit your answers before due dates.

Regards
Course TA


Hydration, Porosity & Strength of Cementitious Materials - Assignment 2 released

Dear all

Assignment 2 has been released. kindly submit your answers before 7.03.2017 23:59 hrs.

you can submit the answers for Assignment 1 today till 23:59 hrs. its solution will be released tomorrow.

Regards
Course TA


Reminder 2:REGISTER TODAY - CERTIFICATION EXAM FORM IS NOW OPEN!

Dear Student:

Here is the much-awaited announcement on registering for the April  2017 certification exam. The registration for the certification exam is only open to students who have enrolled in the course.

Registration is open from 28th FEBRUARY 2017 (Tuesday) until 21st MARCH  2017 10:00 AM (Tuesday). 

The certification exam registration URL is: http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/

(If you want to register for the exam for this course, login here using the same email id used to enroll to the course)

Currently, we do not have any provision to conduct certification exams outside India. If you want to take the Certification exam, you need to come to the allotted center in India.

Dates of exam: 23rd April 2017(Sunday) 
[Forenoon-Shift 1/Afternoon Shift 2] (You can choose any one shift according to your convenience for writing the exam). You can register for a maximum of 2 course exams (same day of exam – 2 sessions. Same exam center will be allocated for both the sessions) through this form.

Exam Session time: Shift 1 - 9.00AM -12.00PM ; Shift 2 - 2.00PM - 5.00PM
Examination Cities: The exam is to be conducted in several cities across India whose list is available on the registration form. 

Click here to access the list of exam cities: http://nptel.ac.in/LocalChapter/Assets/spoc_refdocs/April%20-%20Tentative%20Exam%20cities.pdf

 Registration fees: Rs 1000/-
(Students belonging to the SC/ST category can avail a 50% fee waiver - please select Yes for the SC/ST option and upload the correct Community certificate)

Mode of payment:  Online payment - debit card/credit card/net banking.

HALL TICKET:

The hall ticket will be available for download tentatively between 12 -16th April 2017. We will confirm the same through an announcement once it is published.

Final score on certificate: 
25% of assignment score + 75% of certification exam score.
Award of certificate:  Hard and soft copy of Certificate will be awarded only to those candidates who register for the exam, attend the certificate examination and whose Final score >= 40%

The final score, assignment score and exam score will be printed on the certificate. The certificate will also have a link to the NPTEL website (http://nptel.ac.in/noc), where on logging in, your scores and e-certificate will be available for verification  (Appropriate announcements will be made). Please do regularly submit assignments to get a good final score.

IMPORTANT NOTES

1) FOR CANDIDATES WHO WOULD LIKE TO WRITE MORE THAN 1 COURSE EXAM:- Once the registration form is submitted after payment, no changes like adding or removing the chosen course, exam shift, city is possible. So, if you are choosing to write 2 course exams, please choose suitably and 
make the payment for both courses at the same time. It is not possible to pay later for the second course. Once the payment is made, the registration form will be non-editable.

2) FOR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE GOT SCHOLARSHIP VIA YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER: -  
Students who have got scholarship via NPTEL local chapter can opt to pay individually using the above form. While doing so, the reduced fee will automatically apply.

3) FOR CANDIDATES WHO ARE PAYING VIA THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF YOUR COLLEGE:- 
There are 2 modes of operation:

Option 1

1. You will pay fees to your SPOC.

2. Your SPOC will pay the fees to NPTEL on your behalf and also will provide us all details including photo, signature.

3. We will populate all the fields in the exam form.

4. Your responsibility will be to come to the exam form and verify that the details in the exam form are correct.

Option 2

1. In the exam form, you will fill all the details and also upload photo, signature.

2. Ensure that you had selected your college name correctly from the drop-down list in the form.

3. Payment of exam fees - click on the tab - 'PAY VIA SPOC'.

The SPOC has to now confirm to NPTEL that he/she will pay fees on your behalf.

If the SPOC says NO, you will be intimated via email.

Then it becomes your responsibility to come back to the exam form and make the payment.

If you do not pay the exam fees within the prescribed time, you will not be able to write the exam.

 After submitting the form, in case you wish to change the name, date of birth, address, photo and signature Please login to http://nptelonlinecourses.iitm.ac.in/edit_details.php and make the changes till March 21, 2017.

The following data initially submitted cannot be changed by you once the form is submitted –email id, course selected, shift, exam city, SC/ST. For changes in any of this email us at nptel@iitm.ac.in giving your Application number, email id and name. No changes will be entertained in these details after March 21 2017.

Thanks & Regards,

NPTEL TEAM


Hydration, Porosity & Strength of Cementitious Materials- Week 2 contents are available in the website

Dear all

The week-2 video lectures for the course "Hydration, Porosity & Strength of Cementitious Materials" have been released in the portal.

Regards
Course TA


Week 1 assignment released

Dear all

Assignnment 1 has been released. Your assignment can be submitted only till 1.3.2017 23.59 hrs. 

Kindly submit your assignments before the due date.

Regards
Course TA


Week 1 lectures released

Dear all

Lectures for week 1 for the course have been released. Assignment 1 for this week will be released on 22.2.2017.

Please login to https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in with the enrolled email id.
Go to the course enrolled.

or

The course page URL is 
https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ce14/course.

On the left side, under Course outline tab, you will find lessons for week 1.
Click on the link to view the video.

Regards
Sahil

Welcome to Hydration, Porosity and Strength of Cementitious Materials

Dear student,

Welcome to NPTEL Online Courses and Certification!

Thank you for signing up for our online course "Hydration, Porosity and Strength of Cementitious Materials". We wish you an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

The course will begin on February 20, 2017. When content is released on the portal, you will get an email alerting you. Please watch the lectures, follow the course regularly and submit all assessments and assignments before the due date. Your regular participation is vital for learning.

We will open registration for the exam soon after the course starts. A form has to be filled and the certification exam has a fee, which needs to be paid at the time of registration. Everyone who has signed-up for the course, including those who do not register for the exam, will continue to have access to the course contents.

There are two sections on the portal apart from the course content and assignment sections:

  • The announcement list which will only have messages from course instructors and teaching assistants - regarding the lessons, assignments, exam registration, hall tickets etc.    
  • The discussion forum which is for everyone to ask questions and interact - If you have any questions regarding the technical content in the lectures, any doubts in the assignments or any question related to the exam, registration, hall tickets, results, etc, kindly write about this in the forum and the course instructor/TA will respond to it. Please use this well and participate to benefit from the course.

Details regarding the course:


Name of the course: Hydration, Porosity and Strength of Cementitious Materials
Course duration: 08 weeks
Start date of course: 20 February 2017
End date of course: 14 April 2017
Date of exam: 23 April 2017
Course url: https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc17_ce14
Time of exam: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
Final List of exam cities will be available in exam registration form.

Exam registration url - Will be announced shortly

Once again, thank you for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

 - NPTEL team.