International Course on Road Safety Audit, Road Construction Safety and Biomechanics & Crashworthiness-2021 22 November - 11 December 2021, IIT Delhi - Online

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India

Independent Council for Road Safety International (ICoRSI)


National Highway Authority of India


The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre (TRIP-Centre) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is organizing its 31st  "International Course on Road Safety Audit, Road Construction Safety and  Biomechanics & Crashworthiness"  in New Delhi, India, from 22 November - 11 December 2021.

Course Objectives

This 14 days Course spread over 3 weeks will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, road construction safety and acquaint them with state-of-the-art information.  The course is especially designed for an interdisciplinary audience of traffic and road engineers, behavioural scientists, mechanical and automotive engineers, law enforcers, and police officers.  It focuses to give a global perspective on the road safety problem.  The first three days will include a module for all participants, followed by three parallel sessions on road safety audit, biomechanics and crashworthiness and road construction safety.

Week 1 & 2: will be available for Online participation. 

Week 3: will require mandatory "in person" participation only for Road Safety Auditors Certificate" after fulfilling the requirements as recommended by the Indian Road Congress (IRC). *(Submission of the practical audit report and a written exam). 

By the end of the Course the participants should:

Be aware of

  • The latest scientific knowledge regarding traffic planning, prevention of traffic accidents and injuries, construction safety issues and current advances in vehicle crashworthiness and restraint systems. 
  • Policies and methods which have been shown to be successful and those that have not worked in the past.

The Course will have a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge of English. The participants will be selected on the basis of their involvement in transportation planning and road safety research, involvement in policy making and implementation of safety measures. An attempt will be made to have a balanced mix of engineers, law enforcers, social scientists.

Host Institution

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre (TRIP-Centre), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The faculty members associated with TRIP-Centre have been involved in safety research for the past two decades. The Institute has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology. The members of TRIP-Centre have expertise in epidemiological studies, designs of vehicles and safety equipment, traffic flow modelling, transportation planning and care of injured persons.

Course Outline

The course content is organized as follows

Common for all participants-  22-26 November

Module 1A

  • International overview of injuries
  • Injury as a public health problem
  • Systems approach to injury control
  • Enforcement legislation and education
  • Data analysis and risk factors
  • Human tolerance to injury


29 November - 03 December  

Module 2B - Biomechanics and Crashworthiness 

  • Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
  • Frequency and nature of injuries
  • Biomechanics of impact
  • Injury severity scaling
  • Vehicle crashworthiness

Two separate concurrent sessions 29 Nov - 11 Dec.


Module 3A - Road Safety Audit

  • Traffic safety
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non-motorised transport safety
  • Written exam
  • Submission of practical audit report

 i)Qualification for RSA course with IRC Certificate: The minimum requirement for attending the Certification Course is B.E / B.Tech. Degree in Civil Engineering 

ii) The task of accreditation of an individual as Senior Auditor / Team Leader or Road Safety Auditor would be evaluated / scrutinized by the IRC’s main committee for Accreditation.

iii) IRC should carry out fresh exam/ evaluation of each candidate before issuance of accreditation.


Module 3B - Road Construction Safety

  • Construction safety issues
  • Temporary structures safety 
  • Issues in road construction
  • Reliability and maintainability
  • Accident analysis & prevention technique
  • Hazard identification & risk assessment




Module 1A, 2B, 3A (without IRC certificate), 3B - Online participation 

  • Indian industry, public sector, and International participants - INR 29,500.00 or US$ 500
  • Indian educational institutions and research organisations - INR 11,800.00
  • Indian Students - INR 5,900.00


Module 3A

Participation option for the "Road Safety Audit" module   - INR 59,000 

{Fees are inclusive of 18% GST}


Course Fee Payment:

After receiving the applications, the candidates will be shortlisted for course participation in particular "Road Safety Audit" Course.  Selected candidates will be asked for course fee payment.  The course fees should be paid in advance.  Bank transfer details will be shared with the selected candidates for fee payment.



Very limited funds are available for partial support.  For details please refer to the course application form.


Lodging arrangements (basic) in a nearby hotel can be arranged at a cost.

Registration deadline

All applicants must complete the course application form and submit it alongwith a brief biodata 

Online: November 15, 2021

Those selected will be informed by October 30, 2021.

    Faculty Members

  • Amarjit Singh, Univ. of Hawaii, USA - Structure and construction safety

  • Anoop Chawla, IIT Dehi, India - Crash modeling

  • Dilip Patel, SVNIT, Surat, India - Structure and cnstruction safety

  • Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation planning

  • Girish Agrawal, OP Jindal Global Univ., India - Road safety law and policy

  • Hermann Knoflacher, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria - Traffic calming and road design

  • K.N. Jha, IIT Delhi, India - Structure and construction safety

  • Kaushik Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Biomechanics

  • K.R. Rao, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation engineering

  • Kavi Bhalla, Univ. of Chicago, USA - Epidemiology and global health

  • Mathew Varghese, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India - Prehospital care

  • Rahul Goel, IIT Delhi, India - Transport planning and road safety

  • Puneet Mahajan, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets and human vibration

  • Sanjeev Sanghi, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets and turbulent flow

  • Shrikant Bangdiwala, Univ. of McMaster, Canada - Data analysis

  • Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Crashworthiness mechanics

  • Sylvain Lassarre, IFSTTAR, France - Risk analysis and management

Correspondence address

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre

Room MS 815 Main Building

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India


Phone: +91-11-26596361; 26596557

Fax: +91-11-26858703


Venue :

Online - Zoom Platform

Offline -

TRIP Centre Conference Room

Room MS 813 Main Building, IIT Delhi.

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