Academic Qualifications


Field of Specialization

Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering – Engineering and Technology

Qualification Summary

  • 1983 - Bachlors of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering from Govt BDT College of Engineering, Davanagere, Mysore University - India.
  • 1986 - Master of Science (MS Engineering) in Geotechnical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - India.
  • 1991 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering
  • 1992-94 - Post Doctoral Research at center for earth sciences and engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas - USA.


Research Interests

My core interest and expertise lies in teaching and research in geotechnical arena. I am particularly interested in following:

  • Rock mechanics and Rock engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Microzonation and site response studies
  • Micromechanics of Granular materials
  • Numerical Methods in Geomechanics
  • Earth dams and Tailing ponds
  • Reinforced earth structures
  • Instrumentation in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Education: web based education
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