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Dr.A.Mani


Career Objective: To become an innovative, result-oriented and dynamic Teacher/ Professor/Subject Expert or Specialist in the area of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering/Civil Engineering in your esteemed institution in the country.

Personal Details:

Father’s Name                                     : Mr.M. Ammasi

Date of Birth                                       : 01-06-1977

Nationality                                          : Indian

Address for Communication:

Dr. A. Mani

S/o Mr. M. Ammasi

# 4/131, South Street,

Nakkasalem (PO)

Alathur (TK), Perambalur (DT)

Tamil Nadu-621118.

 Email ID: marudumani77@gmail.com

      marudumani77@yahoo.com

Phone No: (0) 98849 27439 (Mobile)

Educational Qualifications:

 

Certificate/Degree

Discipline

Board/University

Class

Year of Passing

Ph.D

Civil Engg.

IIT Kharagpur.

        Jan. 2008.

M.Tech.

Civil.Engg.

IIT Madras.

First

2003

B.E.

Agrl.Engg.

TNAU, Coimbatore.

First

1999

HSC

PCM and Bio.

Board of Hr.Sec.

School Exam. (TN)

First

1994

SSLC

TEMS and SS

Board of Sec. School Exam. (Tamil Nadu)

First

1992

List of Core/Elective Courses during M.Tech and Ph.D Degree Levels

  1. Mathematics for Environmental Engineers
  2. Advanced Hydrology
  3. Groundwater Hydrology
  4. Free Surface Flows/Open Channel Hydraulics
  5. Environmental System Analysis
  6. Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  7. Hydraulic Modelling
  8. Finite Element Methods in Water Resources
  9. Water Resources System Analysis
  10. Water Quality and Treatment
  11. Irrigation Technology
  12. Hydrologic Analysis and Design

Projects undertaken during B.E/M.Tech/Ph.D Degree levels

Title                      : Optimal Production of Activated Carbon by using Palmyrah fibre

Team Member(s)      : A.Mani, S.Suja and G.Sripriya

Institute                     :Agrl. Engg. College and Research Institute (TNAU), Kumulur

Period                    :March 1998- September 1999

Title                      :Optimization of Multi-aquifer Pumping System using Genetic Algorithms

Team Member     : A.Mani

Institute                : Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Period                   : May 2002- January 2003

     Title                      : Flood Prediction using Artificial Neural Networks, Rating Curves and their application to Lower Godavari Basin.

    Team Member     : A.Mani

Institute                : Indian Institute of Technology Khargapur (IITKGP)

Period                   : July 2003- March 2007

 

 Professional/Research Experience:

Organization

Designation

From

To

Responsibility

G.B.P.U.A& Tech.

Pant Nagar-263145.

Junior Research Fellow (ICAR)

1st Aug. 2000

20th Aug. 2001

Assisted for Research work

IIT Madras

Teaching Asstt.

28th Aug. 2001

22nd July 2003

Teaching and Research work

IIT Kharagpur

Research Asstt.

29th July 2003

29th Jan. 2007

Research work

Anna University

Teaching Fellow

31st Jan. 2007

13th Mar. 2008

Teaching and Research work

RVSCET, Dindugul

Asst. Professor

19th Mar.2008

8th June 2009

Teaching and Research work

TCE, Coimbatore

Professor and Head

1st July 2009

25th Jan. 2012

Teaching and Research work

REC/RCET, Perambalur

Professor and Head

3rd Feb. 2012

21st June 2013

Teaching and Research work

NIT, Patna

Asst. Professor

3rd Sep. 2013

4th Aug. 2014

Teaching and Research work

AEC & RI, Kumulur

Asst. Professor

6th Aug.2014

Till Date

Teaching and Research work

 

Professional Affiliation /Membership of Societies

Organization

Year of Election

Cadre of Membership

American Society of Civil Engineering, USA.

2003

Student Membership

Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), India.

2005

Life Membership

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

2008

LM-57776

Scholarships/ Awards/ Prizes won

Ø  Merit Scholarship, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (1992)

Ø  Merit Scholarship, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (1995)

Ø  Junior Research Fellow (ICAR-JRF), Govt. of India (August 2000-August 2001)

Ø  GATE Scholarship, MHRD, Govt. of India (August 2001-January 2003)

Ø  Research Assistantship, MHRD, Govt. of India (July 2003-January 2007)

Ø  First Position in Paper Presentation in FORAYS 2003 at IIT Madras

Ø  Selected for Early Faculty Induction Programme (EFIP-2006) sponsored by AICTE and co-ordinated by IISc.

Ø  Who’s Who 2011, USA

Ø  Shiksha Rattan Puraskar award by International Friendship Society,

New Delhi (2012)

Ø  Best Citizen’s of India, International Friendship Society, New Delhi (2012)

Computer Skills:

Ø  Operating System                 : Windows 98/2000/XP

Ø  Programming Languages      : FORTRAN, C (beginner)

Ø  Statistical Packages               : MINITAB, SYSTAT, SPSS and Origin.

Ø  Engineering Softwares          : MATLAB, HEC-1 and Visual MODFLOW

Short-term courses/ Workshop/Training programmes participated

                 Ø  Undergone training on “Entrepreneurship Development Programme in Energy Technologies” held at TREC-STEP, Tiruchirappalli during 6th March-20th April 2000.

Ø  Participated in Short-Term Course on “Soft Computing Tools in Civil Engineering” held at IIT Kharagpur during 10th-16th Nov. 2003.

Ø  Participated in workshop on “Data Analysis and Modeling” CRSYS-2004 held at IIT Kharagpur during 27th Sep. 2004.

Ø  Hands-on-Training Program on “MATLAB and Neural Network Toolbox” held at CIC, IIT Kharagpur during 2nd-3rd April 2005.

Ø  Participated and delivered a guest lecture in a National workshop on Environmental Pollution and awareness held at Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur during 30th Sep. 2005.

Ø  Participated in Short-Term Course on “Erosion and Sedimentation of River Beds” held at IIT Kharagpur during 21st-26th Nov. 2005.

Ø  Participated in National Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights Education and Research” held at IIT Kharagpur during 2nd-3rd Dec. 2005.

Ø  Participated and delivered a guest lecture in Short-Term Course on “Soft Computing Tools in Civil Engineering” held at IIT Kharagpur during 13th-19th Nov. 2006.

Ø  Participated/Organizing committee member in South East Asia International Conference on Water Governance and Conflicts held at Centre for Water Resources, Anna University during 22nd-23rd March 2007.

Ø  Participated/Organizing committee member in National Workshop on Geography, Science and Value Education for school children held at Centre for Water Resources, Anna University during 25th-26th Oct. 2007.

Ø  Participated in 12th National Convention held at Puducherry during 1st-2nd Nov. 2007.

Ø  Participated in National Seminar on Conservation of Eastern Ghats held at Chennai during 28th-29th Dec. 2007.

Ø  Participated in National workshop on Student Counseling held at NITTTR, Chennai on 16th Feb. 2008.

Ø  Participated in one day National Workshop on “Application of GIS and GPS in Civil Engineering” held on 04th May 2008, Oxford Engg. College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu.

              Ø  Participated in one day National Workshop on “Environmental Sustainability” held on 05th June 2008, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Ø  Presented a paper in “National Level Symposium on Hydrology” held at IIT Delhi during 28-29th August 2008.

Ø  Delivered the special technical lecture on “Global Trends and Challenges for Construction Industry” held on 31st October 2008, Builders’Association of India, Dindigul Chapter, Tamil Nadu.

Ø  Participated on the “Personality Development Course” held during 08th- 20th November 2008, Temple of Consciousness Trust, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

Ø  Participated in the Eleventh Annual Convention and State Level Seminar on “Autonomous Technical Institutions and Universities in the Context of Higher Level Knowledge Creation” held on 27th September 2008, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.

Ø  Presented a paper in National Level Seminar on Watershed Management held at GRU, Dindigul dated on 5-6th Feb. 2009.

Ø  Participated in a one-day National Seminar on “Impact of Environmental Legislation on Industrial Effluents” held at KEC, Perundurai dated on 31st October 2009.

Ø  Participated in a one-day National Seminar on “Environmental Pollution” held at Karunya University, Coimbatore dated 31st March 2010.

Ø  Participated in a two-day “Experience Sharing Workshop on Water Resources Management” held at Karunya University, Coimbatore dated 21st and 22nd March 2011.

Ø  Participated in a two day International Workshop “Climate Change and its impact on Water Resources” held at Karunya University, Coimbatore dated 17th and 18th August 2012.

Ø  Participated in a two day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) held at Roever College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), Perambalur dated on 7th and 8th December 2012.

Ø  Participated in one day workshop on Preparation of Concrete from Waste Materials) held at Adiparasakthi College of Engineering (APEC), Melmaravathur dated on 23rd Jan. 2013.

Ø  Participated in a one week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) - "ART OF TEACHING:  PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES” held at NIT-Tiruchirappalli during 18th-22nd November, 2013.

Ø  Participated in a one week TEQIP training on “Numerical methods in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering” held at NIT Patna during 16th -20th December 2013. 

Ø  Participated in a two day TEQIP training onGroundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling (GFCTM 2013)” held at NIT-Calicut during 27th and 28th December 2013.

           Ø  Participated in a one week training programme on “Flood Inundation Modeling and Mapping by using MIKE 11, 21, MIKE SHE and MIKE FLOOD” held at Centre for Flood Management Studies (CFMS),                                       Regional Centre of NIH, Patna during 17th-21st Feb. 2014.

             Ø  Participated in a two day training programme on “National Level Sensitization of Mathematics” held at NIT Patna during 1st and 2nd March 2014.

         Ø  Participated in a one day seminar on “Infrastructure Development in Bihar: Opportunities and Challenges” held at Patna on 2nd March 2014.

         Ø  Participated in a two day national workshop on “Energy Auditing and Conservation Techniques” held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore during 19th-20th April 2014.

Ø  Participated in a four day national seminar on “Advances in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences held at NIT Surathkal during 27-30th December 2014.

Ø  Participated in a two day national workshop on “Computational Fluid Dynamics” held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore during 1st-2nd May 2015.

Ø  Participated in a three day training programme on “Effective Office Administration” held at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 22nd-24thAugust, 2015.

Other Contributions to the institution/outside the world.

1.      Question Paper Setter at CEG Campus, Anna University Chennai during the year 2007-2008.

2.      PG Project Review Committee member for M. E. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering at CEG Campus, Anna University Chennai during the year 2007-2008.

3.      Organizer for Rainwater Harvesting Camp to School Children at CEG Campus, Anna University Chennai during the year 2007-2008.

4.      University theory paper Examiner/valuator for FT and PT at CEG Campus, Anna University Chennai during the year 2007-2008.

5.      UG Project Review Committee member for B. E. Civil Engineering at CEG Campus, Anna University Chennai during the year 2007-2008.

6.      Member for Curriculum and Syllabi revision (R-2008) at CEG Campus, Anna University Chennai during the year 2007-2008.

7.      Class advisor for final B.E. Civil students at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

8.      Anna University, Chennai Practical Examiner/valuator for B.E Civil Engineering at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

9.      Anna University, Chennai Theory paper Examiner/valuator for B.E Civil Engineering at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

10.  Anna University, Trichirappalli Practical Examiner/valuator for M.E Remote Sensing at PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

11.  Ultra Tech Cement Guest lecture program member at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

12.  Department level Campus placement co-ordinator at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

13.  Co-convenor for Association of Civil Engineers inaugural function at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

14.  Department level co-ordinator for National Board of Accreditation (NBA-AICTE) at RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul during the year 2008-2009.

15.  Disciplinary Committee Member at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore since July 2009.

16.  Anti-ragging Committee Member at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore since July 2009.

17.  College Annual day and Sports day Committee Member at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore during May 2010.

18.   Department level co-ordinator for National Board of Accreditation (NBA-AICTE) at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore during the year 2009.

19.  Convenor for Association of Civil Engineers symposium inaugural/valedictory function at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore during the year 2009 and 2010.

20.  Question Paper Setter for Avinashilingam University for Women during the year 2010.

21.   NSS-Special Camp committee member at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore during March 2010.

22.  Graduation day Committee Member at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore during May 2010.

23.  M.E Degree (Structural Engineering) Question Paper cum co-ordinator Setter at St. Peter’s University, Chennai during year 2010.

24.  Organizing committee member for IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC-2010) held at Tamilnadu College of Engineering, Coimbatore during 28th and 29th December 2010.

25.   Delivered a guest lecture on “Hydrology of Extreme Events” to UG students of Civil Engineering held at Vel Hi-Tech Engineering College, Avadi Chennai dated on 30th Dec. 2010.

26.  Delivered a special lecture on “Rainwater Harvesting, Repair & Maintenance of Buildings and Conservation of Water” – a special NSS Camp held at Tekkalur Panchayat organized by NIT, Coimbatore dated on 3rd Jan. 2011.

27.  Delivered a special guest lecture on “Role of youth in Conservation of Water bodies” –a special NSS Camp held at Kaduvettipalayam Panchayat organized by TCE, Coimbatore dated on 6th March, 2011.

28.  Delivered a special guest lecture on “Computer Applications in Different walks life”- an interclass seminar organized by Dept. of Computer Applications, TCE, dated 13th March 2011.

29.  Delivered a chief guest lecture on “Opportunities and Challenges in Civil Engineering”- a national level technical symposium organized by Dept. of Civil Engineering, RCET, Perambalur, dated 24th March 2011.

30.  Delivered a special guest lecture on “Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation of Water bodies” –a special NSS Camp held at Elambalur Panchayat organized by REC, Perambalur dated on 23rd Feb. 2012

31.  Convenor for Association of Civil Engineers symposium inaugural/valedictory function at Roever Engineering College, Perambalur dated on 24th Feb. 2012.

32.  Delivered a special guest lecture on “Improving the employability skills for rural based Polytechnic /diploma students organized by Pothigai Polytechnic, Elambalur, Perambalur dated on 28th Feb. 2012.

33.  Delivered a special guest lecture on Mechanics of Fluids at M. Kumaraswamy College of Engineering, Karur dated on 11th Oct., 2012.

34.  Delivered a special guest lecture on Wastewater Engineering at M. Kumaraswamy College of Engineering, Karur dated on 20th Jan., 2013.

35.  Delivered a special guest lecture on “Recent Trends in Civil Engineering” the one-day national level workshop held at Mahaathma College of Engineering, Pudukottai dated on 14th Aug., 2013

No. of Text Books written                            :01 (Dr. T. Sherne and Dr. A. Mani and Mrs. P. Yogeswari)

No. of Books in written in a chapter           :01 (Mr. A. Mani and Dr. V. R. Desai)

No. of theses/project work guided               :04 (PG) and 07 (UG)

  National Level Conference Papers

A.Mani and V.R. Desai (2004). Organic farming and issues of agricultural sustainability in India. Proceedings of the National Conference on Traditional Knowledge Systems of India (NCTKSI), 9th-11th January 2004.

A.Mani ,V.R.Desai and M.Lambert (2005). Development of flood prediction models by using soft computing technique. Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Management of Water Resources, 28-29 January 2005, Junagadh Agrl. University, Gujarat. pp. 336-341.

M.Nagarajan, V.Kumar and A.Mani (2005). A computerized module to design irrigation parameters using Visual Basic-5. Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Management of Water Resources, 28-29 January 2005, Junagadh Agrl. University, Gujarat.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Application of artificial neural networks (ANNs) in river flow prediction- A case study. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Innovative techniques for Sustainable Development of Water Resources (ISDWR-2005), 24-25 March 2005, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Estimation and comparison of peak discharge by using various methods of routing-A case study. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Innovative techniques for Sustainable Development of Water Resources (ISDWR-2005), 24-25 March 2005, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

M.Nagarajan, D.Palanisamy and A.Mani (2005). Experimental studies and analysis of soil moisture distribution pattern under precision porous pipe (PPP) irrigation system. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Innovative techniques for Sustainable Development of Water Resources (ISDWR-2005), 24-25 March 2005, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Development and performance of evaluation of rating curve using artificial neural networks. National Conference on Advances in Water Engineering for Sustainable Development (NCAWESD 2005), 16-17 May 2005, IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Intercomparison of conventional and artificial neural networks in flood forecasting-A critical review. National Conference of Soil Conservation Society of India (WAMSP-2005), 19-21 May 2005, GBPUAT, Pant Nagar, Uttaranchal.

M.Nagarajan and A.Mani  (2005). Application of graphical user interface (GUI) software in irrigation system design. National Conference of Soil Conservation Society of India (WAMSP-2005), 19-21 May 2005, GBPUAT, Pant Nagar, Uttaranchal.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Various probability distribution functions in annual maximum streamflow estimation-A case study- paper. National Conference on HYDRO 2005 held on 8-9 Dec. 2005 at Siddaganga Institute of Technology Tumkur, Karnataka.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Development of flood prediction models by using feed forward neural networks- A case study-paper. National Conference on HYDRO 2005 held on 8-9 Dec. 2005 at Siddaganga Institute of Technology Tumkur, Karnataka.

N.G.Anuthaman, A.Mani and K.Karunakaran (2007). Anthropogenic Environmental Dynamics in Management of Water.  Proceedings on 12th National Water Convention held at Puducherry during 1st- 2nd Nov. 2007.

 International Level Conference Papers

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2005). Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)-A state-of-the-art computing technique in stage-discharge relationship. A Case Study- Proceedings on ‘Second Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence’ (IICAI-2005), Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (HWREE), held on 20-22 December 2005, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2006). Streamflow prediction using feed forward and radial basis function neural networks. Proceedings on 7th ‘International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering’ held on 10-13th September 2006, Philadelphia, USA.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2006). Performance evaluation of artificial neural networks in daily river discharge prediction- A case study of the Lower Godavari River Basin, India. Proceedings on ‘International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management’ held on 5-8th December 2006, JNTU, Hyderabad, India.

A.Mani and V.R. Desai (2006). Exploration of artificial neural network models for prediction, forecasting of hydrological and meteorological variables- An overall review. Proceedings on ‘International Conference on Civil Engineering in the New Millennium Opportunities and Challenges’ held on 11-14th Jan. 2007, BESU, Shipur, Howrah, India


List of Papers submitted for possible publication in reputed Journals

(1) National Level Journal Paper

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2014).  A critical review on application of Artificial Neural Networks in hydrological forecasting in comparison with conventional models-Paper submitted to Indian Hydraulics Engineering, Indian Society of Hydraulics, Pune.

(2) International Level Journal Papers

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2014). Analysis of extreme values in rating curve parameters for Godavari River during monsoon- Paper submitted to International Journal of Environmental Hydrology, IAEH, USA.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2014). Comparative study of streamflow prediction using Artificial Neural Networks- A case study- Paper submitted to Ecological modelling Elseveir Publishers, Amsterdam.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2015). Development of peak river-flow prediction models using Artificial Neural networks- A case study- Paper submitted to International Journal of River Basin Management, IAHR, Netherlands.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2015).  Application of Artificial Neural Network models for prediction and forecasting of hydrological and meteorological variables- An overall critical review- Paper submitted to Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, USA.

A.Mani and V.R.Desai (2015).  Effect of the length of training data for prediction of post-monsoon season streamflow using artificial neural networks- A case study of large size Indian River Basin– Paper submitted to International Journal of Environmental Modelling and Software, Elseveir Publishers, Amsterdam.

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