Sustainability through Green Manufacturing Systems: An Applied Approach

By Prof. Deepu Philip, Prof. Amandeep Singh   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 144
Sustainability aims to conserve energy and natural resources, and to ensure that they have minimal impact on the environment and society. It targets at fulfilling the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This course provides an overview of the Sustainability through Green Manufacturing Systems; various  methodologies and its application in improving the eco-efficiency are focused.  An additional objective is to provide insights on sustainable aspects of management methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing, Green Supply Chain Management, and Product Life Cycle Management. Simulation of the Manufacturing Systems is also discussed to make the students learn the modern tools that are used in the virtual environment.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines..
PREREQUISITES : The student should have completed six semesters of UG Engineering or Science program.   
INDUSTRY SUPPORT Manufacturing companies: HAL, NAL, SAIL, ISRO, BHEL, L&T, BEL, BDL, TATA, DRDO, Automotive manufacturers, DELL, HP, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, UPL, etc.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 23 Aug 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 23 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 23 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1: The concept of sustainability, manufacturing, operations, processes, practices
Week 2: Simulation models for manufacturing, validation, verification, output analysis
Week 3: Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and sustainability framework
Week 4: Basic modeling for factory simulation
Week 5: Green manufacturing modeling
Week 6: Productivity and Sustainability
Week 7: Laboratory demonstration, and renewable sources of energy
Week 8: Developing a green smart factory

Books and references

1.Montgomery Douglas, 2017. Design of Experiments, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
2.Dornfeld, D.A. ed., 2012. Green manufacturing: fundamentals and applications. Springer Science & Business Media.
3.Seliger, G., Khraisheh, M.M. and Jawahir, I.S. eds., 2011. Advances in sustainable manufacturing. Springer Science & Business Media.
4.Klemeš, J., 2011. Sustainability in the process industry. McGraw-Hill.

Instructor bio

Prof. Deepu Philip

IIT Kanpur
Deepu Philip is a faculty of Industrial & Management Engg. Department and Design Programme of IIT Kanpur. He works in the area of Production and Operations, Systems Simulation, Product Life Cycle Management, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Systems Engineering. He holds bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering with his doctorate in Industrial & Management Engineering from MSU Bozeman. He has both academic and industrial experience with leading organizations of the world. He has experience in designing and implementing complex system of systems in different fields including defense, aviation, fertilizer, strategic chemical plants, transportation, banking, automation, health care, energy, and communication.

Prof. Amandeep Singh

Dr. Amandeep Singh is working asResearch Scientist in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He holds PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and a bachelor degree in Production Engineering. Dr. Singh has ten years of industrial and academic experience. His research interests are Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Simulation of Manufacturing Systems, Product Design and Manufacturing, Applied Ergonomics and Engineering Metrology. He has traveled in countries like US, Canada, and Australia to present his research in various international conferences organized by reputed bodies like CIRP and IEOM. His research is also published in various international reputed journals.

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: 23 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Kanpur.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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