3 day Pedagogy Workshop on Teaching Thermodynamics

TEQIP-III KITE, PPCCLT (IIT Bombay) and Teaching Learning Centre (ICT) under PMMMNMTT, MoE, Govt. of India

February 19th, 2021 to February 21st, 2021

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Who Should Attend Course Fee and Certification How to Apply
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Programme Overview

IIT Bombay has conducted many large-scale teacher training workshops under the Train 10,000 Teachers (T10KT) programme, sponsored by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), MoE, Govt. of India, and trained over 2,00,000 teachers. 

We are all witnessing an increasing need to use online teaching-learning processes. The face-to-face interactions combined with online mechanisms are referred to as blended-MOOC offerings. Interactions can also happen remotely through video conferencing. This workshop is designed to train our teachers on Thermodynamics

This workshop is a joint initiative of the Knowledge Incubation TEQIP III (KITE), Parimal and Pramod Chaudhari Centre for Learning and Teaching (PPCCLT) and Teaching Learning Centre, ICT at IIT Bombay, under 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMMNMTT), through Ministry of Education, Government of India. IIT Bombay will conduct a series of pedagogy workshops on various subjects. We will use our MOOC platform IITBombayX and some video conferencing tools for live interactions.

Methodology of the Workshop

A MOOC course ME209x Thermodynamics is already developed and offered to student-learners on IITBombayX. The content of that course covering different topics will be made available to participants of this workshop. This is primarily for participants to revise their own knowledge and become familiar with the approach of teaching the course. To ensure that participants have carried out such revisions, quizzes will be held on a few specific topics during the workshop. The live sessions will begin with an introduction on pedagogy for teaching in blended mode, followed by one session each on how to teach a few selected topics. There will be a concluding session on conducting online assessments.

Course content

In this workshop, we deal with the pedagogy for effective teaching of Thermodynamics. The topics covered in this course are:

  • Basic concepts and definitions
  • The work interaction
  • The first law, energy and the heat interaction
  • The zeroth law, temperature and scales of temperature
  • The second law, thermodynamic temperature scales and entropy
  • Open thermodynamic systems (will be covered if time permits)

The course content of ME209x, which include the recorded video lectures, slides, and practice problems, will be made available to participants to carry out this revision online. The material can be later used by participants for their own teaching. Submissions made by every participant will also be released in Open Source under CC-BY-SA license.

This workshop also focuses on Understanding the pedagogy of teaching of this course in online/blended mode. 

Participants will attend live sessions explaining the suggested method of revision, for understanding teaching pedagogy for each of the few selected topics, and for conducting online assessment.

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Bhalchandra Puranik, Dept. of Mechanical Engg, IIT Bombay 

Prof. Upendra Bhandarkar, Dept. of Mechanical Engg, IIT Bombay 

Prof. Uday Gaitonde, Former Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engg, IIT Bombay

Duration and Venue

The interaction session of the workshop will be conducted from 19 to 21 February 2021. It will be conducted through blended mode, using the IITBombayX platform as well as video conferencing tool for live interaction. The duration for interaction will be around 3 hours everyday.

Who Should Attend

The workshop will benefit faculty colleagues who are teaching Engineering Thermodynamics at the UG level. The focus of the workshop will be on Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics. However, teachers from allied engineering departments may also benefit to some extent. Faculty from polytechnic and Research Scholars from various institutions may also participate.

Course Fee and Certification

The course fee for the 3-day pedagogy workshop is Rs. 750/-. The course fee once paid is neither transferable nor refundable under any circumstances.

Note for TEQIP-III Institute Faculty Members:

If your institute is under the TEQIP III Institutions, then please check with your head of Institution or Coordinator, for the nomination to this course.

The registration fees for the faculty nominated under TEQIP-III institutions will be paid by IIT Bombay from TEQIP funds. For such individuals, an invitation link along with the registration/activation process will be sent to the registered email address. The steps given in that email need to be followed.

IITBombayX portal will require details like full name, email, username, state, city, PIN code, country, and other details. If you already have an account on IITBombayX, you must use the same email-id to register for the course. 

One of the aims of this workshop is to have wider interaction between the nominated TEQIP-III-KITE participants with a large number of faculty from other institutions, possibly some from their own institutions as well. This will enable better pedagogical exposure to all participants.


E-certificate will be provided to the participants after successful completion of the workshop. For successful completion and certification, each participant will have to do assigned tasks, such as answering quizzes, uploading designated material prepared by them, participation in live sessions, postings on the discussion forum, and completing the assigned peer review process.

How to Apply

Enrollment will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The online registration is available from 24 December 2020 to till 18 February 2021.

Course registration steps for the IITBombayX-Lakshya portal: 

  • Once you select the course of your interest from the homepage. A page will open where Click on the link “Click here for registration form” to get enrolled for this course.
  • You will be prompted to enter your email address.
    1. If you have already registered in our earlier courses: Use your existing email id and password to get enrolled.
    2. If you are here for the first time: A form will open where you have to enter the OTP (received in the entered email), password and other required details and press SUBMIT button (for your account creation).
  • You will be routed to Registration form of this course and select your appropriate ‘Audience type’, (if not selected earlier) and Press on ‘Pay Now’ button.
  • Once the payment is successful , you will receive an automated email. Also, your name will be listed in the ‘List of Participants’ page in Course page.
  • Register on IITBombayX site (https://courses.iitbombayx.in/register) using the same email id to access the course content (if already registered in IITBombayX site with same email, then you may skip this step).
  • You will be mapped in IITBombayX of this course within 2 to 3 working days.
  • You will be able to access the course in your IITBombayX dashboard after login.


Technical Requirements

Laptop or desktop with webcam; Microphone and speaker; “reasonable” Internet connection

Address For Communication

Dr. Kalpana Kannan 

Sr. Project Manager, ESOS Project

Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,

Mumbai - 400 076

Tel.: +91-22-2576 4989/ 

Mahendra Parmar (M)- 9833594905

Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in

Website - www.it.iitb.ac.in/lakshya/ www.iitbombayx.in