Thursday, 23 April 2015


Price: Rs. 325.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5058-8
Pages: 280
Binding: Paper Back
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Hospitality industry is growing at a rapid pace. The improving cross-country relations have resulted into boom in the Travel and Tourism Industry and its services. This book gives a comprehensive account on tourism industry of India, at large, and the world, in general.

From hotel to transportation (airways, railways and roadways), the book delves on services that helps in managing a tour efficiently. It also talks about tourism’s role in revenue generation, and trade forming an integral part of the tourism industry. The book discusses the topics like sustainable tourism and contemporary trends being followed in tourism, hotel and aviation industry today.

Designed as a text for the students of hospitality management, the book is equally beneficial for the students pursuing a diploma level course in travel and tourism management. Besides, the book is equally useful for the professionals working in the hospitality industry.

What Reviewer says...
This book appears to be quite exhaustive and aims to cover all aspects of tourism and travel management. The chapterization of the book is planned in a very scientific manner, i.e. moving from simple or early to complex or advance stages of study in the subject.  The text also serve as a learning material for the students enrolled for distance education in Tourism and Travel Management.

This text, to a larger extent, covers all the functional area of Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Aviation Management. Text is designed in such a manner that it not only brings out the challenges but also indicates employment opportunities for trained manpower in this sector. The statistical data and references are up-to-date which will serve as a useful source of information for target audience for this text from all spheres of this business activity. The text also highlights the details of new and emerging trends and study areas of Travel and Tourism like Sustainable Tourism, Community-based Tourism, and so on.  The author has completely incorporated the proposed changes to make the text appealing for different segments of academia.
Prof. (Dr.) M. Sajnani, Dean Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism,
Director, Amity Institute of Travel & Tourism

Chapter 1      Fundamentals of Tourism
Chapter 2      Pestle Analysis in Tourism
Chapter 3      Accommodation and Tourism
Chapter 4      Transport and Tourism
Chapter 5      Travel Trade: Its Operation and Management
Chapter 6      Travel Documents and Related Formalities
Chapter 7      Tourism Planning and Development
Chapter 8      Sustainable Tourism Development
Chapter 9      Contemporary Travel Trends
Chapter 10    Application of Marketing Theory in Tourism
Objective Type Questions on Indian Tourism
Md. Abu Barkat Ali, is a Faculty, Krishnath College, Department of Travel and Tourism Management, Berhampore, Murshidabad, West Bengal. He has been researching in the fields of travel and tourism, and has been teaching this subject to his students as well.
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Price: Rs. 550.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5111-0
Pages: 540
Binding: Hard Bound
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This thoroughly revised text, now in its third edition, continues to provide a detailed discussion on all the aspects of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies from physics of solar cells to manufacturing technologies, solar PV system design and their applications. The Third Edition includes a new chapter on “Advances in c-Si Cell Processes Suitable for Near Future Commercialization” (Chapter 8) to introduce the technological advancement in the commercial production to keep the readers up to date.

Organized in three parts, Part I introduces the fundamental principles of solar cell operation and design, Part II explains various technologies to fabricate solar cells and PV modules and Part III focuses on the use of solar photovoltaics as part of the system for providing electrical energy. In addition to this, numerous chapter-end exercises are given to reinforce the understanding of the subject.

The text is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering for their courses on solar photovoltaic technologies and renewable energy technologies. The book is of immense use for teachers, researchers and professionals working in the photovoltaic field. In a nutshell, this book is an absolute must-read for all those who want to understand and apply the basics behind photovoltaic devices and systems.

Foreword • Preface • Preface to the First Edition • Acknowledgements
List of Symbols • Abbreviations • International System of Units
Part I: Solar Cell Fundamentals
1.      Place of PV in World Energy Scenario
2.      Fundamentals of Semiconductors
3.      Charge Carriers and Their Motion in Semiconductor
4.      P-N Junction Diode: An Introduction to Solar Cells
5.      Design of Solar Cells
Part II: Solar Cell Technologies
6.      Production of Si
7.      Si Wafer-based Solar Cell Technology
8.      Advances in c-Si Cell Processes Suitable for Near Future Commercialization
9.      Thin Film Solar Cell Technologies
10.    Concentrator PV Cells and Systems
11.    Emerging Solar Cell Technologies and Concepts
Part III: Solar Photovoltaic Applications
12.    Solar Radiation
13.    Solar Photovoltaic Modules
14.    Balance of Solar PV Systems
15.    Photovoltaic System Design and Applications
Appendix A Best Solar Cell Efficiency Table
Appendix B Estimation of Solar Radiation
Appendix C Monthly Global Solar Radiation Data around the World
Appendix D Worksheet for Designing Stand-alone Solar PV Systems
Appendix E Look up Table for Present Worth Factor of Future Investments
Bibliography • Index
Chetan Singh Solanki, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). He is the recipient of Young Scientist Award from European Material Research Society (2003), Young Investigator Award from IIT Bombay (2009) and several other awards for paper presentations. He has also authored several books including Solar Photovoltaic Technology and Systems: A Manual for Technicians, Trainers and Engineers and Renewable Energy Technologies: A Practical Guides for Beginners, published by PHI Learning, New Delhi. The Hindi version of latter book received first prize from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India in 2011.

His research areas of interest include PV cells and systems, high efficiency c-Si cells, Si-nanostructures for PV applications, thin film c-Si solar cells and concentrated PV systems. Dr. Solanki is currently one of the principal investigators of National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay which is funded by MNRE. He is also running a project for providing solar lamps to millions of students in rural areas (
Visit to know more about the author and his research activities.
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Saturday, 18 April 2015


Price: Rs. 350.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5099-1
Pages: 376
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Primarily intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate students of pharmacy, this new edition deals with the basic concepts of mathematics. The primary objective of this text is to solidify the mathematical skills of even those students who do not have any mathematical background.

The text discusses progressions, binomial theorem, trigonometric functions, matrices and determinants, Cramer's rule, differentiations, integrations, differential equations and their applications in an easy-to-understand style that creates interest in the subject. The text is supported by a number of solved and unsolved examples to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students. Besides, various universities' examination questions and quiz are also provided with answers.
Simple and clear explanation of the concepts.
Multiple choice questions and exercise problems at the end of each chapter.
Numerous worked-out problems.

      Unit - I
1.  Algebra
      Unit - II
2.  PART A : Trigonometry
     PART B : Coordinate Geometry
      Unit - III
3.  DifferentiaTION
      Unit - IV
4.  Integral Calculus
      Unit - V
5.  Differential Equations
6.  Applications of First Order Differential Equations
Shahnaz Bathul, PhD, is former Professor, Department of Mathematics, JNTUH College of Engineering, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. She has more than two decades of teaching experience. A member of the Indian Statistical Association and the Mathematical Association of America, Prof. Bathul has also authored four textbooks on engineering mathematics and statistics, including Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, and Special Functions and Complex Variables,
2nd ed. (Published by PHI Learning).
2015 / 376pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5099-1 / Rs.350.00
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National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam: Last minute preparation tips

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) 2015 examination in two days from now, that is on April 19. The entrance exam will be held for the admissions to Army, Navy and Air Force of India.
NDA and NA examination will be conducted in a 2 tier system which will be the written test and Services Selection Board (SSB) test. The first goal of the students is to clear the written test which will be of 900 marks.
Paper pattern
The examination for NDA will consist of two papers:
Mathematics (300 marks) and
General Ability Test (600 marks)
The candidates will be given a time of two and a half hours to finish the examination as the questions will be objective type questions.
Paper 2: General Ability Test
Part A: English
Part B: General Knowledge
Here are some last minute tips and tricks to help you crack the NDA exam:
  • Revise NCERT text books in the last few days; this will help bring concept clarity
  • Class 12th books must be referred for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry sections and Class 10th books for Biology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Economics
  • Candidate must have the basic concept and clarity in order to score high in the Mathematics paper. It is expected to have both, complete the statement or to solve questions in Mathematics paper; so a candidate must prepare for both
  • Create a revision sheet for Mathematics. It should have important points and formulas in it
  • Revise basic grammar rules in order to score high in reading comprehension, basic grammar and vocabulary
  • The English section for 200 marks is one of the most scoring sections in the NDA examination, so it's important to prepare for it well
  • The candidates must be aware of the current situations and be prepared for Environment Science and General Science
  • The candidates must have knowledge of India's struggle for freedom, Constitution of India and the political scenario of India
  • Current Affairs is one of the most important sections in the entrance exam. The candidates must be well aware of the events that took place, at least five years ago
  • Practice at least one sample paper before sitting for the exam. This will help in understanding the exam pattern and bring better clarity on how to attempt the same
All the best!

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Friday, 17 April 2015

CBSE Class 12 Exams - Psychology

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 Board exams are concluding on April 20, with Psychology. The candidates who are appearing for the Psychology exam should know that the paper will be held for 70 marks.
The paper will be segregated into five parts:
  • Part A: 10 learning checks (one mark each)
  • Part B: very short answer type questions (2 marks each)
  • Part C: short answer Type I questions (3 marks each)
  • Part D: short answer type II questions (4 marks each)
  • Part E: long answer type  questions  (6 marks each)
The word limit should therefore be accordingly.
For very short questions, answers should not be written in more than 25-40 words;
For short answer (type I) questions, answers should be written in 45-60 words;
For short answer (type II) questions, answers should be written in 60-100 words;
For long answer type questions, answers should be written in not more than 200-220 words
Tips and tricks to attempt the paper are:
  • The candidates can use flow charts and mnemonics in order to memorize well;
  • The candidates need to know the subject thoroughly in order to attempt its exam; Read as much as possible and understand the topic thoroughly;
  • While studying, the candidates should try to relate the study material with real life examples. It becomes a lot more easy to grasp and remember the subject if you

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Price: Rs. 595.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5076-2
Pages: 608
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The book is primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering. It is also useful for the students of AMIE and a diploma course in civil engineering.

The book is planned as a text for the first course in foundation engineering and presents the principles and practices of selection and design of foundation for structures in a simple and concise manner. Codal references have been given to acquaint the students with prevalent methodologies adopted in practise in the country. The book provides topics of wide interest such as machine foundation, foundation on problematic soil and ground improvement techniques. A large number of solved examples and multiple choice questions are included to help readers for easy understanding of the principle of design and memorising important details for practical application. The information contained in the book is also helpful for the scholars pursuing research study and practicing engineers confronted in the field.

Key Features
 • Simple and systematic presentation of the subject matter.
 • A large number of solved and unsolved problems for practice.
 • MCQs with answers to help students appearing in competitive examinations—GATE, IES, IAS etc.
 • Annexure for ready references in different allied engineering topics.

Preface • Acknowledgements
Conversion Factors of Units
1.    Introduction to Foundation Engineering
2.    Soil Exploration
3.    Earth Pressure
4.    Earth Retaining Structure
5.    Stability of Slopes
6.    Bearing Capacity of Soils
7.    Shallow Foundation
8.    Pile Foundation
9.    Pier and Caisson
10.  Machine Foundations
11.  Foundation on Problematic Soil
12.  Ground Improvement Techniques
Appendix A: General
Appendix B: Beams of Elastic Foundations
Bikash Chandra Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., is Professor of Civil Engineering at Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata. He has been Head of Civil Engineering Department, Dean of Research and Consultancy, and Coordinator of Quality Improvement Programme at Bengal Engineering and Science University [BESUS (presently IIEST)], Shibpur. Dr. Chattopadhyay has been engaged in teaching geotechnical engineering, research and consultancy over last 44 years and received Leonard’s award for best Ph.D. thesis from IGS in 1987 and has published several books in the areas of his specialisation and more than 120 research papers in national and international conferences and journals.
Joyanta Maity, is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Department at Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata. He is actively engaged in teaching civil engineering students for about a decade. His research interests include alternative materials and use of natural geofibers in civil engineering. He has published more than 10 research papers in different national and international conferences and journals.
2015 / 608pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5076-2 / Rs.595.00
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Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Materials Science and Engineering
Price: Rs. 295.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5092-2
Pages: 488
Binding: Paper Back
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This well-established and widely adopted book, now in its Sixth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the subject in an easy-to-read style. It analyzes, systematically and logically, the basic concepts and their applications to enable the students to comprehend the subject with ease.

The book begins with a clear exposition of the background topics in chemical equilibrium, kinetics, atomic structure and chemical bonding. Then follows a detailed discussion on the structure of solids, crystal imperfections, phase diagrams, solid-state diffusion and phase transformations. This provides a deep insight into the structural control necessary for optimizing the various properties of materials. The mechanical properties covered include elastic, anelastic and viscoelastic behaviour, plastic deformation, creep and fracture phenomena. The next four chapters are devoted to a detailed description of electrical conduction, superconductivity, semiconductors, and magnetic and dielectric properties. The final chapter on ‘Nanomaterials’ is an important addition to the sixth edition. It describes the state-of-art developments in this new field.

This eminently readable and student-friendly text not only provides a masterly analysis of all the relevant topics, but also makes them comprehensible to the students through the skillful use of well-drawn diagrams, illustrative tables, worked-out examples, and in many other ways. The book is primarily intended for undergraduate students of all branches of engineering (B.E./B.Tech.) and postgraduate students of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.

• All relevant units and constants listed at the beginning of each chapter
• A note on SI units and a full table of conversion factors at the beginning
• A new chapter on ‘Nanomaterials’ describing the state-of-art information
• Examples with solutions and problems with answers
• About 350 multiple choice questions with answers

Preface • Preface to the First Edition
SI Units • Physical Constants
Conversion Factors • Greek Alphabets
1.    Introduction
2.    Equilibrium and Kinetics
3.    Crystal Geometry and Structure Determination
4.    Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
5.    Structure of Solids
6.    Crystal Imperfections
7.    Phase Diagrams
8.    Diffusion in Solids
9.    Phase Transformations
10.  Elastic, Anelastic and Viscoelastic Behaviour
11.  Plastic Deformation and Creep in Crystalline Materials           
12.  Fracture
13.  Oxidation and Corrosion
14.  Conductors and Resistors
15.  Semiconductors
16.  Magnetic Materials
17.  Dielectric Materials
18.  Nanomaterials
Appendix I—Properties of Elements
Appendix II—Properties of Engineering Materials
V. RAGHAVAN, Ph.D. (Sheffield), formerly Professor of Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, taught materials science courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi for many years. A Fellow of the American Society of Metals and an honorary member of the Indian Institute of Metals, Professor Raghavan is the recipient of the Brunton Medal of Sheffield University, UK (1964), the G.D. Birla Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (1985), and the Hume-Rothery Award of the Institute of Materials London (2001).
2015 / 488pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5092-2 / Rs.295.00
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Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Price: Rs. 525.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5097-7
Pages: 880
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Written with a strong pedagogical focus, this second edition of the book continues to provide an exhaustive presentation of the fundamental concepts of discrete mathematical structures and their applications in computer science and mathematics. It aims to develop the ability of the students to apply mathematical thought in order to solve computation-related problems. The book is intended not only for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics but also, most importantly, for the students of Computer Science & Engineering and Computer Applications.

The introductory chapter presents an overview of the foundations of the subject, consisting of topics such as logic, set theory, relations, functions, algebraic structures, and graphs. The subsequent chapters provide detailed coverage of each of these topics as well as major areas of discrete mathematics such as combinatorics, lattices and Boolean algebras. Major applications such as computer models and computation, coding theory, cryptography and databases are dealt with in the final chapters of the book. In addition to this, a new chapter on matrices is included in this edition of the book, which forms a part of MCA course curriculum.

The book is replete with features which enable the building of a firm foundation of the underlying principles of the subject and also provide adequate scope for testing the comprehension acquired by the students. Each chapter contains numerous worked-out examples within the main discussion as well as several chapter-end Supplementary Examples for revision. The Self-Test and Exercises at the end of each chapter provide large numbers of objective type questions and problems respectively. Answers to objective type questions and hints to exercises are also provided. All these pedagogic features, together with thorough coverage of the subject matter, make this book a readable text for beginners as well as advanced learners of the subject.

Preface • Preface to the First Edition
1.    Foundations
2.    Predicate Calculus
3.    Combinatorics
4.    More on Sets
5.    Relations and Functions
6.    Recurrence Relations
7.    Algebraic Structures
8.    Lattices
9.    Boolean Algebras
10.  Graphs
11.  Trees
12.  Models of Computers and Computation
13.  Additional Topics
14.  matrices
Further Readings<
N. Chandrasekaran, Ph.D., has been Professor of Mathematics at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli. Prof. Chandrasekaran has many years of experience in teaching mathematics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in reputed institutions. He is the co-author of Theory of Computer Science: Automata, Languages and Computation, published by PHI Learning, Delhi.
M. Umaparvathi, M.Phil., has been Professor of Mathematics at Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirappalli. Prof. Umaparvathi has a decade of experience in teaching mathematics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
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New Edition Released - Building Materials, Second Edition By P. C. Varghese

Building Materials
Price: Rs. 250.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5091-5
Pages: 308
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This practice-oriented book, now in its second edition, presents a lucid yet comprehensive coverage of the engineering properties and uses of the materials commonly used in building construction in India. Profusely illustrated with tables and diagrams, the book brings into light the basics of building materials and their specifications. Besides giving information regarding the traditional building materials, the text now acquaints the reader with up-to-date and in-depth information pertaining to modern materials available in the market. The references to IS codes and standards make this text suitable for further study and field use.

The second edition possesses some substantial changes in Chapters 12, 13, 14 and 20. Now, the book offers a new section on durability of concrete in Chapter 12; a modified section regarding revision of IS 10262 (1982) code on concrete mix design to IS 10262 (2009) and a new section on classification of exposure conditions in Chapter 13; and a new section relating to large advances made in concrete construction and repair chemicals in Chapter 14. Besides, the content of Chapter 20 has been completely updated, with a particular emphasis on the extensive use of aluminium in building construction.

Primarily intended for the students pursuing undergraduate degree (B.E./B.Tech.) and diploma courses in civil engineering and architecture, the book, on account of lecture-based presentation of the subject, should also prove eminently utilitarian for the young teachers to use it in their classroom lectures as well as for practising engineers to get a clear understanding of the fundamentals of the subject.

New to the SECOND Edition
Review questions at the end of each chapter enable the reader to recapitulate the topics
Considerable attention is given on field practice
Syllabus of laboratory work on construction materials and a model question paper (Anna University) are given in appendices to guide the reader.

Preface to the First Edition
1.      Building Stones
2.      Clay Bricks
3.      Cement and Concrete Blocks
4.      Lime
5.      Cement
6.      Pozzolanas
7.      Sand (Fine Aggregate)
8.      Coarse Aggregate
9.      Water
10.    Mortars and Plasters
11.    Cement Concrete
12.    Special Structural Concretes
13.    Mix Design of Ordinary Grade Concrete
14.    Concrete Chemicals and Ready-Mixed Concrete
15.    Timber
16.    Industrial Timber Products
17.    Glass for Buildings
18.    Cast Iron and Steel
19.    Market Forms of Steel
20.    Aluminium and Its Alloys
21.    Other Metals and Their Alloys
22.    Paints, Distempers and Varnishes
23.    Rubber
24.    Plastics
25.    Asphalt, Bitumen and Tar
26.    Adhesives, Sealants and Joint Fillers
27.    Ceramic Products
28.    Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement
29.    Geosynthetics
30.    Materials for Waterproofing and Damp-Proofing
31.    Materials for Flooring
32.    Light Roofing Materials
33.    Pipes Used in Building Construction
34.    Door and Window Fittings
Appendix A. Syllabus of Laboratory Work
Appendix B. Model Question Paper on Building Materials
P.C. VARGHESE, M.S.; M.Engg. (Harvard); Ph.D., is a distinguished teacher, a well-known consultant and an established author. He had his postgraduate education in soil mechanics at Harvard University, USA (under Professor Terzaghi and Professor Casagrande) and also in reinforced concrete design at Imperial College, London (under Professor A.L.L. Baker). As a teacher, he worked as one of the founding faculty member of three well-known universities—IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and University of Maratuwa, Sri Lanka (here, he also served as UNESCO Chief Technical Advisor). He has good field experiences as Assistant Soil Specialist, Hirakud Dam Project in Odisha, Construction Engineer at IIT Kharagpur and UNCHS Advisor to Buildings Department, Sri Lanka. As an author, he has written a number of textbooks in the field of Civil Engineering after his retirement while working as Honorary Visiting Professor, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. Including the present book, he has written nine books—Building Construction, Foundation Engineering, Design of Reinforced Concrete Foundations, Engineering Geology for Civil Engineers, Limit State Design of Reinforced Concrete, 2nd ed., Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design, 2nd ed., Design of Reinforced Concrete Shells and Folded Plates, Maintenance, Repair & Rehabilitation and Minor Works of Buildings—all published by PHI Learning.
2015 / 308pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5091-5 / Rs.250.00
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New Edition Released - PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL: Text and Cases, 3rd Ed. By S. K. MUKHOPADHYAY

Production Planning and Control
Price: Rs. 350.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5084-7
Pages: 424
Binding: Paper Back
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This comprehensive and up-to-date text, now in its Third Edition, describes how the latest techniques in production planning and control are applied to contemporary industrial setups so as to meet the ever-increasing demands in industrial organizations for better quality of services, for faster delivery of products and for adapting to the rapid changes taking place in the industrial scenario. With the demands in the industrial arena increasingly tending to be lumpy, the most effective strategy for planning and controlling production processes cannot be a static, preconceived one. Instead, it is one that is flexible and is capable of adapting to the erratic changes in demand patterns. Evolving such a strategy requires more of practical skill than mere theoretical knowledge of the subject.

This book explores the demands of the present-day industrial environment and the techniques for addressing these demands through a number of case studies drawn from Indian industries. The efficacy of various planning strategies, the methods for implementing them, and their suitability for different industries have been clearly explained in relation to these cases. While the essentials of theory have been covered in a simple and straightforward style, the stress is on developing the practical skills required to tackle the unpredictable problems and the unforeseen demands that pose a formidable challenge to modern industries. The book places emphasis as much on the principles of heuristic techniques as on the systematic approach to production planning.

This book would serve as a useful textbook to postgraduate students of management as well as undergraduate students of industrial engineering. It will be equally useful to the teaching community and the practicing professionals.

New to The third Edition
•   Includes a new chapter on ‘Leagile Manufacturing: A Contemporary Manufacturing Syndrome’ (Chapter 11)
•   Provides several references to explore more in the field

Key features
•   Gives solved problems that serve as numerical illustrations of the theoretical concepts.
•   The Case Studies given focus on the Indian scenario; these will be of great practical value to students and professionals alike.
•   Offers substantial coverage of the modern heuristic methods, the Kanban system and the ERP techniques.

Preface • Preface to the First Edition • Acknowledgements
1.    Facilities Location and Layout
2.    Forecasting
3.    Aggregate Planning
4.    Disaggregation
5.    Capacity Management
6.    Lot Sizing Rules
7.    Scheduling Decision Rules
8.    Cases and Examples
9.    Quality
10.  ERP with SAP R/3
11.  Leagile Manufacturing: A Contemporary Manufacturing Syndrome
References • Suggested Further Reading • Index
S.K. MUKHOPADHYAY, PhD, formerly Professor, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, had a brilliant academic career. He won numerous awards including the university gold medal for obtaining first rank in the master’s degree examination. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has also excelled as an academician, administrator and industrial consultant of international repute. He regularly contributes articles to national and international journals.
2015 / 424pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5084-7 / Rs.350.00
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New Book Announcement - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE : Building Intelligent Systems By Parag Kulkarni, Prachi Joshi
Price: Rs. 425.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5046-5
Pages: 528
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There has been a movement over the years to make machines intelligent. With the advent of modern technology, AI has become the core part of day-to-day life. But it is accentuated to have a book that keeps abreast of all the state-of-the-art concepts (pertaining to AI) in simplified, explicit and elegant way, expounding on ample examples so that the beginners are able to comprehend the subject with ease.

The book on Artificial Intelligence, dexterously divided into 21 chapters, fully satisfies all these pressing needs. It is intended to put each and every concept related to intelligent system in front of the readers in the most simplified way so that while understanding the basic concepts, they will develop thought process that can contribute to the building of advanced intelligent systems.

Various cardinal landmarks pertaining to the subject such as problem solving, search techniques, intelligent agents, constraint satisfaction problems, knowledge representation, planning, machine learning, natural language processing, pattern recognition, game playing, hybrid and fuzzy systems, neural network-based learning and future work and trends in AI are now under the single umbrella of this book, thereby showing a nice blend of theoretical and practical aspects.

With all the latest information incorporated and several pedagogical attributes included, this textbook is an invaluable learning tool for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of computer science and engineering, and information technology.

Key Features
•  Highlights a clear and concise presentation through adequate study material
•  Follows a systematic approach to explicate fundamentals as well as recent advances in the area
•  Presents ample relevant problems in the form of multiple choice questions, concept review questions, critical thinking exercise and project work
•  Incorporates various case studies for major topics as well as numerous industrial examples

Preface • Acknowledgements
1.    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
2.    Problem Solving
3.    Uninformed Search
4.    Informed Search
5.    Intelligent Agent
6.    Constraint Satisfaction Problems
7.    Knowledge and Reasoning
8.    Uncertain Knowledge and Reasoning
9.    Planning
10.  Learning
11.  Expert Systems
12.  Natural Language Processing
13.  Decision Theory
14.  Pattern Recognition
15.  Game Playing
16.  Perception and Action
17.  Neural Network-based Learning
18.  Fuzzy and Hybrid Intelligent Systems
19.  Applications of Artificial Intelligence
20.  Advance Topics in Artificial Intelligence
21.  Concluding Remarks: AI–Present and Future
Appendices • Bibliography • Index
Parag Kulkarni, PhD, is CEO and Chief Scientist, EKLaT Research, Pune. Dr. Kulkarni is an entrepreneur, machine learning expert and innovation strategist. Through his consultations and innovative leadership, he has turned around fortune of more than one dozen start-ups in last two decades. He is pioneer of concepts systemic machine learning and systemic knowledge innovation. He is visiting researcher and faculty at various B-schools and technical schools of repute, including IITs, IIMs, Masaryk University, COEP, etc. Besides being the co-author of more than half a dozen books, he has also authored two books, namely, Knowledge Innovation Strategy and Reinforcement and Systemic Machine Learning for Decision Making as well as more than 220 research papers. Dr. Kulkarni is co-inventor of half a dozen patents as well. He has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses and numerous talks on machine learning, strategy and managing start-ups to deliver extraordinary impact on strategic perspective of thousands of researchers and professionals. He has worked very closely with Grassroots innovators and contributed to Grassroots innovations through his refreshing novel ideas in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. His areas of interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, business and knowledge innovation and data mining.
Prachi Joshi, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, MIT College of Engineering, Pune. Besides being involved in research activities, she has been teaching the graduate and postgraduate students also. She has also been co-guiding numerous projects in computer sciences at various engineering colleges. Her research areas include artificial intelligence and machine learning. She has a multiple research publications to her credit.
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