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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Researcher Ankush Kumar at IIT Guwahati

The course on "Design and Construction of Rural Roads in India" provides a comprehensive overview of the intricacies involved in planning, designing, and building road infrastructure in rural areas. Spanning across a series of lectures, this course delves into the fundamental aspects of rural road development, including the significance of these roadways in the socioeconomic growth of communities. It covers a wide array of topics, from initial surveys and geotechnical investigations to the selection of construction materials and implementation techniques. Emphasizing sustainability and maintenance, the course also explores advanced concepts, such as road safety measures, environmental impact assessments, and the integration of innovative technologies in construction. Additionally, it addresses community engagement, legal regulations, financial considerations, and the evolving trends in the field. Through case studies and real-world examples, this course aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and understanding required to contribute effectively to the development and enhancement of rural road infrastructure in India.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Design and Construction of Rural Roads in India, by Ankush Kumar

  • Ankush Kumar is a dedicated educator and researcher specializing in Transportation Systems Engineering. With a diverse academic background, including a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a Master of Technology (M.Tech) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Ankush has extensively explored various aspects of pavement materials characterization and asphalt binder modification.

    His research primarily focuses on sustainable road construction, utilizing alternate or waste materials for pavement construction and maintenance. Ankush has a strong publication record, contributing significantly to the field through articles in renowned journals and conferences. His work has centered on the aging characteristics of asphalt binders, modification techniques using waste materials like EPDM rubber, tire pyrolysis oil, waste plastic, and other sustainable additives.

    As an educator, Ankush Kumar shares his extensive knowledge and expertise in transportation engineering with students and colleagues. He guides aspiring engineers in understanding the complexities of pavement materials, asphalt binder rheology, and innovative techniques for sustainable road construction. Through his teaching and mentorship, Ankush aims to inspire the next generation of engineers to explore environmentally friendly and efficient solutions in transportation infrastructure.

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