International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety, 2017 30 November - 07 December 2017, IIT Delhi


IIT Delhi

Bajaj Auto Ltd.

TVS Motor Co. Ltd.

World Health Organization

Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, Sweden


Ministry of Urban & Housing Affairs


The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, is organizing its 26th International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety in New Delhi, India, from 30 November - 07 December 2017.


A Young Research Symposium will be held on 8th December 2017.  Interested persons may register for the symposium. 

Course Objectives

This seven day Course will bring together professionals working in the area of transportation planning, safety promotion, biomechanics of impact and vehicle crashworthiness, trauma and pre-hospital care, 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.  The contents of the course are focused to give a global perspective to the road safety problem.  The course will have a common component for the first four days, followed by parallel sessions on Transport Safety Systems, Traffic Safety, Biomechanics and Crashworthiness and Pre-hospital Care in the next three days.

This course will be followed by a one day Young Researcher Symposium.  The symposium is to offer an opportunity to current doctorate students and recent graduates (graduated after 2013) working on different aspects of traffic safety to present and discuss their work with experts from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of traffic safety.

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, 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.

Be able to

  • Improve or start their own programmes on traffic planning and road safety, design data collection systems and avoid pitfalls common in data analysis.
  • Propose and implement road safety countermeasures.
  • Provide inputs for local and national road safety policies.

The Course will have a limited number of participants who must have a working knowledge in 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 and medical professionals.

Host Institution

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

 The faculty members associated with TRIPP 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 TRIPP 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 -  30 November  -  02 December and 07 December 2017

Module 1
Transport Safety Systems

  • 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

Three separate concurrent sessions - 04 - 07 December, 2017


Module 2A
Traffic Safety
Module 2B
Biomechanics and Crashworthiness
Module 2C
Prehospital Care and Trauma
  • Urban transport planning
  • Traffic calming
  • Highway safety audit
  • Public transport safety
  • Non motorised transport safety
  • Frequency and nature of injuries
  • Biomechanics of impact
  • Injury severity scaling
  • Vehicle crashworthiness
  • Principles of pre-hospital care
  • Controversies in pre-hospital care
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • First aid training for lay persons


  • Indian Industry, public sector and international participants  - INR 30,000 or US$ 850*
  • Indian educational institutions and research organizations    -  INR  8,500*
  • Indian students                                                                 - INR  5,000*

All fees include tuition, course material, lunches and tea/coffee between morning and afternoon sessions for seven days (*Fee excluding taxes)



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


Lodging arrangements (basic) in a nearby hotel for US$ 75-100 per day for a single/double room. 3/4 star hotel for US$ 100-120 per day for a single/double room


  • All applicants must complete the Course Registration Form and send it before September 30, 2017 along with a brief bio-data (Note: It is important that apploicants observe deadlines as visa processing takes time)
  • Those selected will be informed by October  15, 2017




Lecture Hall Complex

IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

9:00am – 5:00 pm daily

30 November – 07 December 2017

Young Researchers Symposium: December 08, 2017




    Faculty Members

  • Anoop Chawla, IIT Delhi - Crash modelling

  • Christer Hyden, Lund University, Sweden - Pedestrian & bicycle safety

  • Francisco J Lopez - Valdes, Comillas University, Spain - Biomechanics

  • Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation planning

  • Girish Agrawal, Shiv Nadar University, India - Safety legislation

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

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

  • Kalaga R Rao, IIT Delhi, India - Transportation engineering

  • Karin Brolin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - Biomechanics

  • Kavi Bhalla, University of Chicago, USA - Biomechanics and public health

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

  • Puneet Mahajan, IIT Delhi, India - Crash helmets & impact mechanics

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

  • Shrikant Bangdiwala, University of McMaster, Canada - Data analysis

  • Sudipto Mukherjee, IIT Delhi, India - Crashworthiness mechanics

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

  • Dinesh Mohan, IIT Delhi, India. Biomechanics and road safety

  • Maria Segui-Gomez. Consultant, Epidemiology, Economic evaluation, Policy

Correspondence address

Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme

Room MS 815 Main Building

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India

Phone: +91-11-2659 6361; 2659 6557

Telefax: +91-11-2685 8703


Venue :

Lecture Hall Complex

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


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