Glass Processing Technology

By Prof. K N Satyanarayana, Prof. E. Rajasekar   |   IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 996

Glass Processing Technology is a significant component of the value chain in the glass façade industry where the basic float glass goes to the processor and from them to the fabricator and installed in the building façade. There are important processes that go in to it and needs detailed understanding and ex

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any interested audience
PREREQUISITES: Should be supervisors, shop floor managers, technicians etc. in the Glass Processing units and the diploma students from mechanical
                                stream can enroll. 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Glass Processing Industry
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

Glass Manufacturing Process
  • Float Glass Manufacturing
  • Coating Technology
Glass as a Building Material
  • Glass Selection
  • Applications
Glass Processing
  1. Industrial & Glass handling safety
  2. Warehouse Management
  3. Production Planning & Control
  4. Pre-Processing – Cutting/ Grinding/ Drilling/ Washing
  5. Tempering
  6. Insulated Glass Unit
  7. Lamination
  • Heat Soak
  • Ceramic fritting- Roller/Screen/Digital
  • Processing Standards
  • Quality Test
  • Non Conformity
  • Root Cause Analysis for Troubles
  • Testing & Certification
  • Post Manufacturing Expenses
  • 5S – Housekeeping Practices
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Cost Saving Programs
  • Glazing Systems , Hardware & Fabrications
  • Sustainability (Eco-packaging & Naked Dispatch)
  • People Development

Books and references

  • Glass Academy Workshop Manual – Volume 2
  • Glass Architectural Guide

Instructor bio

Prof. K N Satyanarayana

IIT Madras
Prof. K N Satyanarayana, Civil Engineering,IIT Tirupathi

Prof. E. Rajasekar

IIT Roorkee
Dr. E. Rajasekar is an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning ,IIT Roorkee, India. He is an Architect with post-graduation in Building Technology and Construction Management and PhD on Thermal comfort and building performance from IIT Madras. He is a Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute Doctoral Fellow.He specializes in the field of building performance assessment focused on the thermal,acoustics and lighting parameters.He carries a rich research and industry experience in this field and has published more than 20 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a USGBC LEED accredited professional and a GRIHA certified professional.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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

- NPTEL team

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