Last Updated On:09/11/2022   






Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Vision

   

Towards Excellence in Promoting need based Training Programmes and Research in Civil Engineering



Mission

   

To design and develop need based training programs for the faculty of Polytechnic & Engineering Colleges and working Professionals of Industry and Govt. Organizations

   
   

To offer International Training Programs on emerging areas of Civil Engineering for the Teachers and working professionals of various Counties under ITEC/SCAAP schemes.

   
   

To develop new innovative short term and long term programs by collaborating with Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning for developing Civil Engineering Teachers to meet the requirements of Engineering Educational Institutions.

   
   

To provide support services to the Government of India schemes related to the technical and vocational education system and as entrusted by MHRD, Government of India, from time to time.

   
   

To offer research, testing services and consultancy for Industries and Govt. Organizations.

   
   

To establish partnership with Industries for offering Skill based Training Programs for Industrial Personnel and Industrial Training for the faculty of Polytechnic and Engineering Colleges.

   
   

To design new instructional systems and strategies for the production of multimedia learning resources and transfer through the latest technologies including broadcasting, webcasting/Multicasting.

   
   

To offer faculty exchange programs by linking with various Universities of India and abroad

Core Values



Domain of Short Term Programme

Geographical Information System and its Applications
Computer Applications in Project Management
Modern Surveying using Total Station and GPS
Disaster Management
Teaching Engineering Mechanics
Free and Open Source Software in Civil Engineering
Trends in Urban Planning and SMART Cities Development
Civil Engineering Drawing using AutoCAD
Construction Techniques and Management
Computer Applications in Structural Engineering
Design of Steel Structures
Geotechnical Engineering
Earthquake Resistant Structures
Strategic Planning and Institutional Development
Design of Bridges & Irrigation Structures
Design of RCC Structures
Outcome Based Education and Accreditation
Graduate Programme (M.E/ M.Tech)

   

M.E(Infrastructure Engineering and Management)
[Approved AICTE and Anna University]

   
   

Infrastructure is a basic system that a country or an organization uses in order to work efficiently. The program lays emphasis on Construction/Infrastructure engineering in terms of designing, planning and environmental management of large buildings, townships, roads and bridges, transportation engineering and Infrastructure Projects. The Employment opportunities include Real Estate, Private and Public Sector Undertaking, Transportation Centres, Consultancy Firms, Industrial Plants and Housing & Urban Development Authorities. More than all the above opportunities NITTTR will provide an excellent Job opportunity to serve as a great teacher in Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges to the successful students.



   Anna University Disclosure        AICTE Disclosure        DTE Disclosure





Research Programme

   

Ph.D. - Civil Engineering – Anna University

   
   

Ph.D. – Engineering Education – University of Madras

   
   

(Ph.D. - Degree Awarded – 6, Ongoing – 8)



International Training Programme

   

Spatial Information Technology for Urban Planning and Management – 3 Batches

   
   

GIS Applications in Natural Resources Management – 2 Batches

   
   

Sponsored by Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC),Technical Co-operation Scheme of Colombo Plan (TCS) & Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme (SCAAP)



Curricula Developed

   

Continuously Involved in Developing Curriculum for the Polytechnic Colleges of Southern States through Directorate Technical Education of Southern states.

   
   

Involved in Developing Curriculum for the B.E, Civil Engineering, M.E (Remote Sensing), M.E (Infrastructure Engineering and Management) of Anna University



Instructional Materials Developed



Quality Assurance in Engineering Education
Modeling & Animation using 3D Studio Max
Construction Materials & Techniques
Structural Analysis
Engineering Drawing using AutoCAD
Geographical Information Systems
Computer Applications in Analysis and Design of Structures
Instructional Objectives
Limit State Design of Concrete structural Elements
Computer Applications for Project Management
Modern Surveying (Total Station and GPS)
Repairs & Renovations of Structures
Evaluation of Students
Structural Steel Design using IS 800 2007


CAD & Project Management Lab

   

Fully equipped CAD & Project Management Lab with 20 terminals and adequate accessories with projection facilities, Popular software in the areas of CAD, AutoCAD, Revit Arch, STAAD Pro , SCADDS, MS Project, Primavera.




GIS Lab

   

10 Computers with Leading GIS Software like Arc GIS (30 users), Map Info and Quantum GIS, Image Processing software like ERDAS/ENVI, Total Station, Differential GPS, and handheld GPS navigators.  





Material Testing Lab

   

Computerized Automatic Servo Controlled Universal Testing Machine (100 T) (6 Pillar Model) Computerized Automatic Digital Compression Testing Machine (100 T) for testing and other equipment to test concrete, sand, and cement







Structural Engineering Lab

   

Computerized 100 Ton Loading frame (Servo Controlled Model fully automatic) with accessories to test flexural Strength (Single and two points loading) of Slabs, Beams, and Columns.







Geotechnical Engineering Lab

   

Laboratory facilities to carryout typical experiments to test on Soil



Centre for Environmental Management- Environmental Engineering Laboratory

   

Various Modern facilities available to test water, sewage samples and Air.






Faculty

Dr.R.Santhakumar, B.E., M.E., Ph.D., Professor and Head

Contact

call
    044 -2254 5481
email
    rsk65@nitttrc.ac.in
   

QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Year of the Degree obtained Specialization
B.E. Kamaraj University 1986 Civil Engineering
M.E. Bharathiyar University 1989 Structural Engineering
Ph.D Anna University 2004 Civil Engineering

RESEARCH WORK

   
The Unique Properties of FRP Composites (Especially High Strength to Weight Ratio, Non-Corrosive Characteristics) can be Exploited for the Application in Civil Engineering
   
   
Utilization of FRP Reinforcement for Rehabilitation of the Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures
   
   
Testing the Prototype Structural Elements in the Laboratory followed by Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of the Same.
   
   
The Outcome of the Research has been Published in National and International Journals

AREA OF INTEREST

   
Analysis & Design of structures for Earthquake Loads
   
Finite Element Analysis
   
Nanotechnology
   
Curriculum Development & Evaluation
   
Human Resource Development
   
To Adopt Innovative Approaches in Designing Instructional Materials

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

   
Thirty two years in Teaching and Training.

PUBLICATIONS IN NATIONAL JOURNALS

   
“Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams using Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic Laminates” The Indian Concrete Journal, December 1999.
   
   
“Study of Impact of NITTTR’s Initiatives on the performance of Polytechnics”, Journal of Technical and Vocational Education, Vol.25, No.1&2 – June & December 2000.
   
   
“Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Subjected to Combined Bending and Torsion”, Journal of Civil Engg. and Construction Review, December 2005.

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

   
“Analysis of Retrofitted Reinforced Concrete Shear Beams using Carbon Fibre Composites”, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, International, Vol. 4. 2004.
   
   
“Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened for Combined Bending and Torsion: a Numerical Study”, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, International, Vol. 7. 2007.

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES / SEMINARS

   
“Polygonal Shaped RCC Water Tower”, National Symposium on Tall Structures, Regional Engineering College, Trichy, 21st & 22nd February, 1995.
   
   
“A study on the use of Superplasticizer in Concrete”, National seminar on High Performance Concrete, International Centre for Fibre reinforced Concrete Composites, 21st & 22nd May, 1998.
   
   
“Use of Light Gauge Members in Building Construction”, National Seminar on Building Construction Technology for the New Millennium, Indian Building Congress, 22nd & 23rd October 1999.
   
   
“Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) and their Application in Civil Engineering”, National Seminar on Building Construction Technology for the New Millennium, Indian Building Congress, 22nd & 23rd October 1999.
   
   
“A Finite Element of Landslide Disaster Management by Slope Stitching”, International Conference on Disaster Management, The Institution of Engineers (India), Chandigarh, 18th to 20th November, 2000.
   
   
“Behaviour of Zorex fiber Reinforced Concrete – An experimental investigation”, National Seminar on Concrete Tecnology for 21st century, Department of Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, 9th & 10th February, 2001.
   
   
“Value Added Utilization of Crushed Rock Dust (CRD) in Concrete”, The Structural Engineering Convention (SEC 2005), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 14 -16, 2005.

Dr.C.R.Nagendra Rao, M.Tech., PGDTCA., Ph.D., Professor

Dr.E.S.M.Suresh, M.E., Ph.D., Professor

Contact

call
    044-2254 5423
email
    esmsuresh@nitttrc.ac.in
   


QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Specialization
B.E University of Madras Civil Engineering
Cert. Tech. Ed Technical University (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) Technical Education (Modern Trends in Technical Teaching & Training)
Ph.D Anna University GIS in Environmental Engineering

TEACHING/RESEARCH

   
Around 32 years including 26 years at NITTTR.

SPECIALISED CERTIFICATE COURSES

   
Certificate in Technical Education from Technical University (Eindhovan), The Netherlands during May- July 1997.
   
Certificate in “Film Appreciation” from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, India during May- June 2010.
   
Leadership for Academicians Program, IIT Kanpur & NTU Singapore Nov- Dec 2018.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Engineering

   
Civil Engineering – Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System (GIS)
   
Urban Planning & Management
   
Disaster Management

Engineering Education

   
Instructional Design & Delivery Systems
   
Technology Enabled Learning
   
Strategic Planning & Institutional Evaluation
   
Outcome Based Education and Accreditation

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

   
Ph. D Guidance (11 Scholars) - Degree Awarded – 7, Ongoing - 5.

PUBLICATIONS

S. No Publications No. of Publications
1 International Journals 19
2 National Journals 19
3 International Conferences 12
4 National Conferences 25
5 Text Books and Chapters in Text Books / Continuing Education Modules 7
6 Handouts – Course Materials -Titles 28
Total 110

PROGRAMMES PRODUCED/BRODACASTED

S. No Programme No. of Programmes
1 Program Coordination 58
2 Subject Expert 10
3 Documentary based Video Films & Short Films (Script & Direction) 20
4 All India Radio/Television 4
Total 92

TRAINING PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED

   
More than 350 for Polytechnic College faculty and More than 200 for Engineering College.
   
15 International Training Programs sponsored by ITEC/TCS/SCAAP.
   
No. of project works guided for international participants – More than 100.
   
International/national seminar/workshops conducted - More than 12.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

   
Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) American Society of Engineering Education (Member)
   
Canadian Engineering Education Association(Member)
   
Indian Geotechnical Society (Life Member)
   
Indian Society of Remote Sensing(Life Member)
   
Indian Society for Technical Education (Life Member)

SPONSORED RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

   
Developing Multimedia Learning Package on ‘Construction of Household Latrines’ - Sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Govt. of India (Member).
   
Solid Waste Management Using Geographical Information System for Chennai City’ (Phase I) - Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (Member).
   
Solid Waste Management Using Geographical Information System for Chennai City’ (Phase II) - Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (Coordinator).
   
‘Preparation of Hydro-Geological Thematic Maps of all districts of Tamilnadu’ - Sponsored by Central Ground Water Board, Govt. of India(Member).
   
Preparation of Police Thematic Maps For all districts of Tamilnadu - sponsored by Govt. of Tamilnadu (Through NIIT-GIS Ltd., Chennai)(Member).
   
Developing Video Film on ‘Fabrication Welding’ - Sponsored by National Instructional Media Institute, Govt. of India, Chennai, (Coordinator).
   
Rain Water Harvesting for NITTTR Chennai Campus - Sponsored by Central Ground Water Board, Govt. of India, Chennai (Member).
   
Developing Video Film on ‘Computer Networks’ - Sponsored by National Instructional Media Institute, Govt. of India, Chennai (Member).
   
Developing “Slum Free City Planning using GIS for Trichirapalli” - Sponsored by Rajiv Awaz Yogana, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India (Member).

HONORARY MEMBER & RECOGNITION FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

   
Expert Member and Chairman of Visiting Team constituted by National Board of Accreditation, MOE, Govt. of India.
   
Doctoral Committee Member of M.S and Ph.D Scholars of various Universities, Consultant to USAID.

DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSOR

   
Visited as Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Mascareignes, Mauritius from 09th to 27th February 2020.

EXPERIENCE IN IQAC, ACCREDITATION, RANKING

   
As Expert Member and Chairman of Visiting Team constituted by NBA, visited more than 25 Institutions for granting Accreditation Status.
   
Conduced Faculty Development Programs in the areas of NAAC/NBA Accreditation, National/International Ranking Framework, Leadership for Academicians of Higher Educational Institutions for Vice Chancellors (Afghanistan), Directors, Deans, Principals, HODs and Senior Faculty.
   
Involved in AICTE Approval Process, Affiliation with Universities and developing DPR for Deemed University status for NITTTR Chennai.

UNIVERSITIES VISITED ABROAD

   
Technical University - Fontys PTH Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
   
University Sains - Malaysia.
   
Ohio State University - Columbus, USA.
   
Nanyang Technological University - Singapore.
   
University of Ottawa, Dalhousie University - Canada.
   
University of Mascareignes - Mauritius.

COUNTRIES VISITED

   
USA
   
Canada
   
The Netherlands
   
Germany
   
France
   
Belgium
   
Singapore
   
Malaysia
   
China
   
Mauritius





Dr.G.Janardhanan, M.E., Ph.D (USA), Professor

Contact

call
    044-2254 5460 / 044-2254 5447
email
    jana@nitttrc.ac.in
    dr.gjanardhanan@gmail.com
   

Specialization Area

   
Green Building Technologies
   
Water Quality Management
   
Sustainable Development
   
Landuse and Landcover Management
   
Geographical Information System
   
Educational Technologies and FOSS for Academics

QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Specialization
B.E College and Engineering, Guindy Anna University Civil Engineering
M.E College and Engineering, Guindy Anna University Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Ph.D University of Illinois, USA Civil Engineering

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

   
Associate Professor – Centre for Environmental Management, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Taramani, Chennai
   
   
Geo-Environmental Engineer – Great Lakes Soil and Environmental Consultants, Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA Incharge of DeKalb County Landfill Design and Characterization. Geotechnical Engineer – ARCADIS, Tennessee, USA
   
   
Lecturer – Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India
   
   
Teaching Research Associate - Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India




Dr.K.S.A.Dinesh Kumar, M.E., Ph.D., Professor

Contact

call
    044-2254 5421
email
    dinesh@nitttrc.ac.in
   

Specialization Area

   
Structural Engineering
   
Geographical Information Systems
   
Ground Water Modelling
   
Disaster Management & Earthquake Resistant Structures

QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Specialization
B.E University of Madras Civil Engineering
M.E Govt. College of Engineering, Salem Structural Engineering
Ph.D Anna University Civil Engineering

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    About Twenty one years in Teaching, Training, and Research



PUBLICATIONS :

    Papers & Conference: National & International – 15


SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS

   
Organize Industrial training programmes on "GIS and Modern Surveying" for the officers of ONCG, CGWB, and TNSCB Engineers/Scientist
   
   
Organized DST-NRDMS sponsored 21 days training programme on “Geospatial Technologies”
   
   
Organized programmes for the Technical teachers of southern states in "Modern Surveying (Total Station & GPS)", "Project Management”, “Computer Applications in Civil Engineering"
   
   
Involved actively as a Resource person in the course of "Disaster Management & Earthquake Resistant Structures", "Geographical Information System", and other courses organized by our Civil Engineering Department
   
   
Coordinated two months Advanced certificate course on “Geographical Information Systems & its Applications in Decision Making for e-Governance” & “Spatial Information Technology for Urban planning and Management” course for the Overseas Participants
   
   
Coordinated one-month Training programme on “Roads, Bridges & Irrigation Structures” for Indonesia Participants
   
   
Developed instructional materials in the form of Handouts in the modern civil engineering areas particularly involving computer applications for use of teachers
   
   
Developed instructional materials in the form of Handouts in the Geographical information system
   
   
Delivered lecture in SWAYAM and NRC – ARPIT Video lectures



Dr.Vinod Kumar Adigopula, M.Tech., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Contact

call
   9601634385
email
   vinod@nitttrc.edu.in
   

Research Interest

   
Pavement Design
   
Pavement structural evaluation
   
Quality Control
   
Pavement materials
   
maintenance and rehabilitation
   
Traffic simulation and Intelligent Transportation System

QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Specialization
B.Tech Sri Venkateswara University Civil Engineering
M.Tech Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology- Surat Transportation Engineering & Planning
Ph.D Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology- Surat Pavement Engineering
Post Doctoral Sultan Qaboos University-Muscat Pavement Engineering

Peer-Reviewed Journal, Book chapters, Conference papers

   
Sunny Deol., Vinod Kumar Adigopula and Rakesh Kumar. "Comparative studies of lightweight deflectometer and Benkelman beam deflectometer in low volume roads". (2016) Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering: Elsevier Publisher: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2016.09.005.
   
   
Rakesh Kumar., Vinod Kumar Adigopula and Sunny Deol. "Stiffness-Based Quality Control Evaluation of Modified Subgrade Soil Using Lightweight Deflectometer". (2017). Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering: ASCE Publisher:https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001958.
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula. "A simplified empirical approach for prediction of pavement layer moduli values using lightweight deflectometer data". (2021) International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Springer publisher.https://doi.org/10.1007/s42947-021-00050-0.
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula. "Possibilities and Proposals of Intelligent Transportation System in the Indian context: A Synthesis of the Literature". (2021) Journal of Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, Springer publisher.https://doi.org/10.1007/s41062-021-00622-w
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula and Rakesh Kumar. "Laboratory investigation of modified subgrade clay soil mix with steel slag and lime using static and dynamic test approach". (2022) International Journal of Geotechnical engineering, Taylor & Francis publisher.https://doi.org/10.1080/19386362.2022.2089443
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula., Sunny Deol and Rakesh Kumar. "Structural Evaluation of Flexible Pavement Using Non-destructive Techniques in Low Volume Road". (2017) Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Springer Publisher: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61908-8_13.
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula., Chandra Bogi Freddy., Sunny Deol., Radha Gonawala and Rakesh Kumar. "Mechanistic Analysis of Subgrade Soil Reinforced with Modified Jute Geotextile". (2018) Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer Publisher, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95771-5_14.
   
   
. Vinod Kumar Adigopula., Chandra Bogi reddy and Rakesh Kumar. "A Study on the Application of Lightweight Deflectometer During the Construction of Low Volume Road in India". (2021) Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: Springer Publisher:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4324-5_8.
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula., Bogireddy C., Guzzarlapudi S.D. (2022). "Comparison of Overlay Design in Between Lightweight Deflectometer and Benkelman Beam Deflection Test Results: A Case Study in India". Advances in Geoengineering along the Belt and Road. BRWSG 2021. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 230. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9963-4_14.
   
   
Sunny Deol., Vinod Kumar Adigopula and Rakesh Kumar. "Comparative study of flexible pavement layers moduli backcalculation using approximate and static approach". (2017) Materials Today: Proceedings: Elsevier Publisher: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.06.272.
   
   
Rakesh Kumar., Vinod Kumar Adigopula and Sunny Deol. "A Correlation Between LWD Backcalculated Moduli with Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test Results for Subgrade Layer". (2017) 96th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. https://trid.trb.org/view/1438634.
   
   
Vinod Kumar Adigopula and Rakesh Kumar. "Laboratory investigation of modified subgrade clay soil mix with steel slag and lime using static and dynamic test approach". (2022) International Journal of Geotechnical engineering, Taylor & Francis publisher.https://doi.org/10.1080/19386362.2022.2089443

Book Published

   
Overlay Design of Low Volume Road Using Light Weight Deflectometer. Structural evaluation of a pavement using NDT techniques LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2014-02-13).

Patent

   
1.Design Patent "Portable soil compaction mould", India, Application number: 354784-001 (Published).
   
   
2.Design Patent "FLOW-SLIDE LIQUID LIMIT DEVICE", India, Application number: 358642-001 (Published).

Membership

   
Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers IEI (India).