Department of Civil Engineering

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering - CE553

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE311

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To provide a sound knowledge on engineering concepts in the field of irrigation and drainage engineering.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Describe principles and processes necessary to effectively manage water resources through well designed drainage and irrigation systems.
  2. Apply appropriate techniques and analyses for the selection of low cost irrigation methods.
  3. Evaluate and choose water delivery system including the preparation of irrigation water schedules.
  4. Carry out preliminary designs for both irrigation and drainage systems in agricultural fields.
Course content/Course description
  1. Planning of irrigation and drainage development: Project identification, feasibility studies, implementation and operation, intensification of existing irrigation systems, participatory development, sustainability
  2. Water requirements/Delivery systems: Crop water requirements, irrigation water requirement, leaching requirements, land preparation
  3. Continuous system, Rotational system, Supply and demand
  4. Methods of irrigation: Surface irrigation, sub-surface irrigation, overhead and drip irrigation
  5. Irrigation structures: Design, operational and maintenance aspects of irrigation structures
  6. Irrigation water management: Yield response to water, irrigation scheduling techniques
  7. Introduction to computer applications: Cropwat, WEAP
  8. Drainage requirements and systems: Factors affecting drainage, Surface and sub-surface drainage systems
Recommended Texts
  1. Michael, AM 1978, Irrigation Theory & Practices, Amazing Books International, India.
  2. Kumar, S 1987, Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures, Khanna Publishers, India.
  3. Sharma, RK & Sharma, TK 1991, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co Pvt. Ltd, India.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 25
Tutorials 04
Practical -
Assignments 02
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Assignments/Course Work 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering