Saturday, 19 October 2019

BITUMINOUS ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN INDIA, REVISED EDITION 
By Prithvi Kandhal

This is a one-hour tutorial by Prof. Prithvi Singh Kandhal on Maintenance of Bituminous Pavements. It explains both preventive and corrective maintenance procedures. Fog seal; surface dressing; slurry seal; microsurfacing; crack sealing; and pothole patching have been discussed.

You can download and print the slide handouts for this lecture at the following link:
https://www.scribd.com/…/Kandhal-Lecture-10-on-Maintenance-…

This is one of 12 lectures given by Prof. Kandhal for Larson and Toubro (L&T) engineers in May 2016. These lectures were recorded by L&T who has allowed their uploading on YouTube for the benefit of highway engineers in India and across the world. Editing and uploading has been done by Prof. Kandhal who is Associate Director Emeritus, National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn University, USA. His homepage is: www.eng.auburn.edu/users/kandhps

Prof. Prithvi Singh Kandhal is the co-author of the first ever textbook on asphalt technology published in the US. It is used in over 25 universities there. He has now authored the first ever textbook cum reference book in India, “Bituminous Road Construction in India” in July 2016. It has been published by PHI Learning and is priced Rs. 525 only. Contact PHI at: customerservice@phindia.com OR log on http://social.phindia.com/BvwkwIte to buy the book.

Viewers should refer this textbook for getting more detailed technical information on the topic presented in this lecture or tutorial.


Friday, 18 October 2019


OP Jindal varsity launches 3-year BA (Hons) programme in law
The programme at Jindal Global Law School has been rolled out in a bid to democratize the study of law and make it accessible to all students regardless of whichever academic stream they have been part of in their high school, said the university.

In a first, the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) launched here on Thursday a three-year B.A. (honours) programme in legal studies which is interdisciplinary in nature with a focus on the social, economic and political context of law in society.
The programme at Jindal Global Law School has been rolled out in a bid to democratize the study of law and make it accessible to all students regardless of whichever academic stream they have been part of in their high school, said the university.

“This new undergraduate programme in law will fulfil a much needed gap in Indian higher education. It builds on the efforts of the Indian high school education system, which has introduced ‘legal studies’ as a course in recent years,” JGU Vice Chancellor C. Raj Kumar, said in a statement.

After the undergraduate degree in legal studies, students may choose to pursue the three-year LLB, which will empower them to become a lawyer.

“The students of BA Legal Studies being part of the Jindal Global Law School will have the opportunities to experience short term study abroad programmes in law that are held at Harvard University, University of Oxford, Fletcher School-Tufts University and also exchange programmes at many universities around the world including at the University of Arizona,” the JGU Vice-Chancellor said.

“This programme enables students to have a deep and substantive introduction to legal studies within the context of humanities and social sciences,” he said.

The programme is designed to familiarise students with major legal and political discourses, while imparting skills essential for the performance of pre-legal and paralegal work as well as preparing them for careers in law, judiciary, academia, research and public service.

Its holistic training seeks to develop, in students, a strong legal and social sciences research foundation, the university said.

The launch of the first multi-disciplinary undergraduate programme in legal studies was preceded by a lecture on “Changing the World Through Law” by Stephen P. Marks, Professor at Harvard University.

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