Concrete as a composite material; Materials science aspects of the properties and behavior of Cement Concrete: physical and chemical aspects of cement hydration, type and morphology of hydrates; Chemical and Mineral admixtures for concrete. Rheological behaviour of fresh Concrete – Fresh and hardened concrete properties; elastic behavior, shrinkage, creep, behavior under various stress states. Durability – Permeability, chemical attack, acid attack, corrosion in concrete. -Modern trends in concrete manufacture and placement techniques, Methods of transportation, placing and curing-extreme whether concreting, Special concreting methods – Vacuum dewatering of concrete-Under water concreting. High performance and High Strength concrete; Self compacting concrete – Light weight concrete, Heavy weight and mass concrete, Heat resisting concrete, Fiber reinforced concrete. Sustainability- Recycling of concrete. Nondestructive evaluation of concrete structures; Cement based composites; Fracture mechanics of concrete.