Short Term Course (STC) under Continuing Education Programme (CEP) on

Engineering Standards (ES)


May 25 to 26, 2019

IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India


Standards are an important part of our society, serving as rules to measure or judge capacity, quantity, content, extent, value and quality. Some standards take the form of an actual item such as the atomic clock which serves as the reference for measuring time throughout the world. Others set criteria for use and practice in industry and for products used in everyday life. It is these standards, above all others, which must be addressed before any engineering design project can be started.


The International Standards Organization (ISO) coordinates standards world-wide. Under this umbrella are representative organizations from many countries; for the U.S., it is the American National Standards Institute. ANSI coordinates many national technical standards organizations. Within ANSI guidelines, each standards-writing and issuing organization has its own method for developing standards.


The purpose of this course is

(1) to make users aware of various standards which may be considered during the design process

(2) to assist users in finding the standards needed for a specific design project


Topics to be covered:

1. Basics of standards

2. International and national standards

3. Materials and their characterization standards

4. Mechanical Engineering standards

5. Automotive standards

6. Railways standards

7. Quick transport standards

8. Civil Engineering standards

9. Smart city standards

10. Aerospace Engineering standards

11. Unmanned aerial vehicle standards

12. Mining Engineering standards

13. Naval standards

14. Unmanned naval vehicle standards

15. Architechture Engineering standards

16. Agricultural Engineering standards

17. Medical and Biomedical Engineering standards

18. Electrical and Electronics Engineering standards

19. MEMS standards

20. Nanotechnology standards

21. Medical devices standards

22. Software standards

23. Systems standards

24. Practical sessions to understand and apply different standards