Degrees Offered: M.E.,M.Sc. (Engg), Ph.D.

Research Areas

Hydraulics / Fluid Mechanics: Unsteady two-dimensional flow field behind perforated plates on a flat surface; Swirling flow problems at pump intake.

Systems Engineering: Multireservoir System Optimization; Reservoir Irrigation in Uncertain Hydrological Environment; Water Quality Management; Stochastic Dynamic Programming (SDP) Model; Fuzzy Multiobjective Optimization Models; Simulation-Optimization Techniques; Use of different techniques (e.g., Genetic Algorithm, Probabilistic Global Search Laussane, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant colony optimization) in Non-Linear Optimization.

Geo-environmental Engineering and Contaminant Transport: Transport modeling of Ion-Exchanging Solutes, Advective solutes, Sorbing Solutes, Biodegrading Solutes in Groundwater; Studies on Heterogeneous Porous Media, Dual-Porosity Media; Nonlinear Equilibrium Reactions, Spatial Moment Analysis.

Environmental Hydraulics: Efficient aerators for water and waste-water treatment.

Sediment Transport Mechanics: Design of alluvial channels affected by seepage; Incipient motion of over-riding particles.

Hydro-climatology: Impact of climate change on hydrological processes at watershed and river basin scales; Assessment of hydroclimatic teleconnection.

Canal Engineering: Design of Structured Irrigation Network.

Pipeline Engineering: Hydraulic Transients; Water Distribution Systems; Water Quality Modeling in Distribution System; Techno-Economic Analysis of Pumping Mains.

Surface Water Hydrology: Rainfall-runoff modeling, Hydrologic forecasting, Runoff generation in hill streams; Flood Forecast Studies; Surface Water Quality; Reservoir Planning & Management; Urban Storm Water Management.

Groundwater Hydrology: Regional Groundwater Systems; Groundwater Resource Assessment; Unsaturated Flow modeling; Multi-phase Flow.

Soft-computing: Fuzzy logic, Artificial Neural Network, Genetic Algorithm, Expert systems in water resources and environmental engineering.

Remote Sensing and GIS: Satellite Remote Sensing in Water Resources Engineering. Application to irrigation management, System monitoring and evaluation.

Stochastic Hydrology: Hydrologic time series analysis, Markov Process, Stochastic Modeling of Streamflow, Regionalization of Watersheds, Cluster Analysis.

Computer Skills

Operating Systems : Windows, Linux, MS-Dos, Unix

Languages : C, C++, VB, MATLAB, FORTRAN

Packages/Software : ArcGIS 9 software, GeoMedia Professional, ErDAS imaging software, ANSYS, FLUENT, LAB VIEW and Hitrans

Instruments: Sokkia Axis3 DGPS, Tilting Flume, Hydrologic monitoring devices at the watershed (Weather stations (CIMEL), Doppler Discharge measurement devices (SIGMA), Stage and piezo meter water level recorders (Orphimedes, Thalimedes, Madophil), pH and Conductivity meters (WTW), DO meter, Hot-wire anemometer, Multiparameter Orion 5 Star portable meter for measuring Dissolved Oxygen, Digital voltmeter and ammeter, SGI workstation, A0 digitizer


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Ground Water and Contaminant Hydrology
  • Systems Techniques in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Water Quality Modelling
  • Design of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems
  • Experimental Methods in Environmental Engineering
  • Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment
  • Mechanics of Sediment Transport
  • Computational Methods in Water Resources Engineering
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Urban Water Distribution Systems
  • Soft Computing in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing and GIS for Water Resources
  • Dissertation Project

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