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 KTU Ph D research positions available: Geotechnical Engineering
Eligible students may contact dr.prkumar [at] gmail.com


    Ph D - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2002, Geotechnical Engineering 
    M Tech
- National Institute of Technology Karnataka (KREC Surathkal), 1998, Geotechnical Engineering
    B Tech - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, 1995, Civil Engineering


  • currently Professor & Head, Dept of Civil Engg, MES College of Engineering, Kerala, India
  • Postdoctoral fellow - NSC Taiwan
  • Research Professor - Seoul, South Korea
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering - UTM Malaysia
  • Principal –College of Engineering & Management (CAPE),  Alappuzha, India
  • Director in-charge- Institute of Management & Technology (CAPE),  Alappuzha, India
  • Thesis examiner - Cochin University of Science & Technology, Ernakulam, India
  • Consultant - Geotechnical engineering: testing soil/rock, design of foundations, construction and site investigation

Academic & Research Interest:  Geotechnical Engineering

Awards/ Fellowships

§  National Award for Innovative Research in Engineering & Technology, 2007 (presented by ISTE, New Delhi)

§ Postdoctoral Fellowship – Taiwan

§  Research Fellowship –  Seoul, South Korea

§  Government of India – prestigious MHRD- IITB Research Fellowship, 1998-2002

§  Government of India - prestigious GATE Scholarship for Postgraduate studies, 1996-98

Postgraduate (M Tech) thesis guidance:

1.     Sreerekha S (2015) “BIM in construction management”

2.     Aarya V (2015) “Effect of underground voids on the bearing capacity of strip footings”

3.     Anjali A (2016) “Behaviour of strip footings resting on prestressed reinforced foundation beds” 

4. Reenu MS (2017) "Life cycle assessment of buildings in the coastal environment"

Publications: in ASCE, Springer, ASTM etc - details available in GoogleScholar (search Rajeev KP or Kumar PR)

Honorary work: Reviewer – ASCE, International Journal of Geomechanics; Springer - Flow through porous media, USA; Indian Geotechnical Journal; Chaired several conference sessions in India and abroad

Professional Affiliations:

§  Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

§  Life Member - Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS)

§  Life Member – Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

&Fellow - IE (India)**

National Award nite @MIT - December 2007
IITBombay Convocation August 2002                          

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