GE3252 – NOTES & QP
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GE3252 – SYLLABUS
UNIT I WEAVING AND CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY
Weaving Industry during Sangam Age – Ceramic technology – Black and Red Ware Potteries (BRW) – Graffiti on Potteries.
UNIT II DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Designing and Structural construction House & Designs in household materials during Sangam Age – Building materials and Hero stones of Sangam age – Details of Stage Constructions in Silappathikaram – Sculptures and Temples of Mamallapuram – Great Temples of Cholas and other worship places – Temples of Nayaka Period – Type study (Madurai Meenakshi Temple)- Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal – Chetti Nadu Houses, Indo – Saracenic architecture at Madras during British Period.
UNIT III MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
Art of Ship Building – Metallurgical studies – Iron industry – Iron smelting, steel -Copper and goldCoins as source of history – Minting of Coins – Beads making-industries Stone beads -Glass beads – Terracotta beads -Shell beads/ bone beats – Archeological evidences – Gem stone types described in Silappathikaram.
UNIT IV AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY
Dam, Tank, ponds, Sluice, Significance of Kumizhi Thoompu of Chola Period, Animal Husbandry – Wells designed for cattle use – Agriculture and Agro Processing – Knowledge of Sea – Fisheries – Pearl – Conche diving – Ancient Knowledge of Ocean – Knowledge Specific Society.
UNIT V SCIENTIFIC TAMIL & TAMIL COMPUTING
Development of Scientific Tamil – Tamil computing – Digitalization of Tamil Books – Development of Tamil Software – Tamil Virtual Academy – Tamil Digital Library – Online Tamil Dictionaries – Sorkuvai Project.