Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

  1. Raviraj H. Mulangi (2015) “Performance evaluation of public bus transport operations in Karnataka by using non-parametric and multivariate analysis”. Status : Degree will be awarded in September 2015 Council.
  2. Amarnath Hegde (2015), "Ground improvement using 3D cellular confinement systems: Experimental and numerical studies".
  3. Naveen James (2014), "Site characterization and assessment of various earthquake hazards for micro andmacro-level seismic zonations of regions in the peninsular India".
  4. Arjun Sil (2014), "Seismic Hazard Assessment of Tripura and Mizoram States along with microzonation of Agartala and Aizawl cities”.
  5. Partho Choudhury (2013), "Intelligent models for prediction of blast induced ground vibration parameters based on explosive and geotechnical characteristics".
  6. S D AnithaKumari (2013), "Effect of Particle shape on the mechanical behaviour of granular media: Discrete Element Simulations".
  7. SreevalsaKolathayar (2013), "Comprehensive Seismic Hazard Analysis of India".
  8. Abhishek Kumar (2013), "Seismic microzonation of lucknow based on region specific GMPE’s and geotechnical field studies".
  9. M Raji (2013), "Endochronic Constitutive Model for sands and its application to geotechnical problems".
  10. More Ramulu (2010), “Behaviour of subsurface structures in jointed rock mass subjected to repeated loading”.
  11. K.S. Vipin (2010), “Assessment of seismic hazard with local site effects: Deterministic and probabilistic approaches”.
  12. Dash, Hemanta Kumar (2008). “Undrained Cyclic and Monotonic Response of Sand-silt Mixtures”.
  13. PijushSamui (2007), "Geotechnical Site Characterization and Liquefaction evaluation using Intelligent models".
  14. MaajiVidyaBhushan (2007), "Strength and Deformation Behaviour of Jointed rocks: An Equivalent continuum model".
  15. Anbazhagan, P. (2007). "Site characterization and Seismic hazard Analysis with local site effects for Microzonation of Bangalore".
  16. Ravishankar, B.,V., (2006), "Cyclic and monotonic undrainedbehaviour of Sandy soils".
  17. Vinod.J.S. (2006), "Liquefaction and dynamic properties of granular materials: A Discrete element approach".
  18. Sireesh S. (2006), "Behaviour of Geocell Reinforced Foundation Beds".
  19. Govindaraju, .L (2005), "Liquefaction and Dynamic Properties of Sandy Soils".
  20. Dinesh, S.V. (2003), "Discrete element simulation of static and cyclic behaviour of granular materials".
  21. Sridevi, B., (2000), "Numerical modeling of jointed rock mass".
  22. K. Nagendra Prasad (1997), "Constitutive modeling of soft cemented soils".
  23. H.B. Raghavendra (1997), "Some studies on the analysis of reinforced soil beds".

Ph.D. Thesis Submitted

  1. Resmi Sebastian (2015), "Low strain dynamic properties of jointed rock mass".
  2. Devaraj H., (2015) “Socio-economic impact analyses of improvement of roads in around Bangalore".

Ph.D. Thesis Ongoing

  1. Sameed Kumar Patil, "A Laboratory Study on Liquefaction and PostLiquefaction Behavior of Soils from Indo-Gangetic Basin" (Thesis writing in progress).
  2. RathodDeenDayal, “Behaviour of Laterally loaded piles" (Thesis writing in progress).
  3. Bala Reddy Muthanna, “Liquefaction behavior of clayey soils" (Thesis writing in progress).
  4. Naveen B P (2015), "Static and dynamic behavior of solid wastes" (Thesis writing in progress).
  5. Vivek P, "A comprehensive study of shock wave induced effects in geomaterials" (Joined in 2012).
  6. Monalisa Naik, "Seismic hazard analyses for civil infrastructure projects" (Joined in 2014).

MSc.(Engg.) Thesis Awarded

  1. Susan Kurien (1999), "Shear Strength and Volume Change Characteristics of Granular Materials and Aggregate Mixtures".
  2. P.V. Nagaraja Rao (1998), "Discrete element simulation of liquefaction behavior of sands", (Co-guide).
  3. Mandar S. Nimbkar (1996), "Constitutive behavior of coarse grained granular media - A discrete element approach".
  4. Naveen B.P., “Aging effects on municipal Solid Waste”.

MSc.(Engg.) Thesis Ongoing

M.E. Thesis Awarded

  1. Shailesh Pradhan (2006) Mechanical Behaviour of Ballast using model tests.
  2. Ms. Divya (2006) Site response studies for Bangalore region.
  3. Herojit Singh T (2005) Behaviour of Geocell reinforced sand beds under static and cyclic loading.
  4. Shailendra Kumar (2003) Intelligent Prediction of jointed rock mass using Artificial Neural Network.
  5. Venkata Reddy (2000) Soil structure interaction analysis of cantilever sheet pile walls B. Madhusudan Rao (1999), Development of 3-dimensional coupled finite and mapped.
  6. R.V. Srinivas (1999), Application of fast Lagrangian analysis of continua (FLAC) program for geotechnical engineering problems.
  7. Yamini C. Reddy, (1998), Role of contact friction on mechanical behavior of granular materials- using discrete element modeling.
  8. I.V. Vijaya Kumar, (1998), Non-linear analysis of geomechanical problems using coupled finite and infinite elements.
  9. V. Mallikarjuna Rao, (1997), Implementation of infinite and interface elements in FEM and its use in geotechnical engineering.
  10. P. Sucharitha, (1997), Numerical simulation of granular media under monotonic and cyclic loading - A discrete element approach.
  11. Ramjee Kalyan, Liquefaction behavior of Soils.
  12. Ms. Ash Latha, ITS for Mysore, M.Tech Thesis.
  13. Ms. Bhagyalakshmi, M.Tech Thesis.
  14. Mr. Lakshamana, M.Tech Thesis.
  15. Mr. Sathisha, M. Tech Thesis.
  16. Tatsuya Abe, (2002) Discrete element modeling of underground openings, Yamaguchi University, Japan (B,S, Thesis Jointly with Prof. N. Shimizu).

M.E. Thesis Ongoing

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Asssociates

  1. Dr. Gali Madhavi Latha.
  2. Dr. Sujit Kumar Dash.
  3. Dr. Sireesh Saride.
  4. Dr. J.S. Vinod.
  5. Dr. G. Srilakshmi.
  6. Dr. S.S.Rajashri.
  7. Dr. S. Karibasappa.
  8. Bharati (M.Tech).
  9. Anitha Vipin (M.S).
  10. J. Narendra Kumar (GIS Specialist).
  11. Mahesh G. Upadya.
  12. More than 15 BTech students.

Graduate Courses

  1. Foundation Engineering - Core course.
  2. Micromechanics of granular materials - New Elective course.
  3. Applied Elasticity in Geotechnical Engineering - New Elective course
  4. Rock Mechanics - New Elective course.
  5. Finite Element Methods for Geotechnical Engineering - New Elective course.
  6. Numerical methods in Geotechnical engineering - New Elective course.
  7. Engineering Seismology - New Elective course(jointly)
  8. Advanced course on Tunneling Engineering - Yamaguchi University, Japan (March to Sept 2000).

Undergraduate Courses

  1. Soil Mechanics I - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (Summer 97; Winter92)
  2. Soil mechanics II - (Foundation Engineering) Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada, April to July 1997.
  3. Applied Elasticity - Yamaguchi University, Japan March to Sept 2000 and Oct 1999- Jan 2000.
  4. Advanced Tunneling Engineering - Yamaguchi University, Japan, March to Sept 2000.

Proficience course for professional Engineers

  1. Finite element method for Engineers.
    Target audience: field engineers and professionals.
    This was an evening course organized by Proficience, Center for Continuing Education (CCE), Indian Institute of Science (Credit: 2:1). (Offered three times during Aug-Dec, 98, Jan-Apr, 99, and, Aug-Dec, 1999). Course was newly designed.


Course Materials Developed

  1. T.G. Sitharam (1996), Lecture notes for the short-term course on Computational Methods and Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, organized at CCE, IISc, Bangalore.
  2. T.G. Sitharam, P.V. Sivapullaiah and A. Sridharan, (1996), Hazardous Waste Disposal Engineering: AICTE Course notes, editors, Published by Center for Continuing Education under Continuing Education Program (CEP) for All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  3. T.G. Sitharam and P.V. Sivapullaiah (1996), Geotechnical Aspects of Hazardous Waste Disposal, Short term course, Sponsored by Central pollution Control Board, Bangalore.
  4. T.G. Sitharam and G.L. Sivakumar Babu (1998) Lecture notes on "Engineering practice in Black cotton soils", organized by Karnataka Geotechnical Center and Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.
  5. P.V. Sivapullaiah and T. G. Sitharam, (1999) Lecture notes on Geoenvironmental engineering and waste management, organized by CCE, IISc, Bangalore.
  6. T.G. Sitharam and L. GovindaRaju (2004) CDROM Contents on Applied Elasticity for Engineers, CDC course material, Centre for Continuing education, IISc, Bangalore
  7. Lecture notes have been developed for National Programme for Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk management (NPCBEERM- 2005), Coordinator: Prof. B.K. Raghuprasad, 13 June 2005 to 16 July 2005.
  8. Lecture notes for a short term course on Advanced earthquake Geotechnical analysis, July 12-16 2004, IIT, Madras under NPEEE Program, Coordinators: Dr. R. Doddagoudar and Prof. Boominathan.
  9. Lecture notes for one day workshop on geosynthetics in infrastructure projects, November 24, 2005, IISc, Bangalore, Coordinator: Prof. G.L.Sivakumar Babu

Continuing Education Programmes

Developed very elaborate continuing education programmes for professional engineers in India through Centre for continuing education, IISc, Bangalore and conducted several courses. Following are the some of the courses organised as course coordinator.

Course Title Sponsoring Agency Duration Target Group Coordinators
Internet in the next millennium at DISC NISSAT, DSIR, Govt. of India. 2 days Distinguished scientists from Govt. Organizations. Jointly with others.
CDC Workshop - Book writing CCE 1 Day Prospective authors and publishers. Alone.
Computational Methods and Advances in Geotechnical Engineering All India Council for Technical Education. 2 Weeks College Teachers, Scientists from CSIR and Govt. laboratories. Alone.
Learning centered approach to engineering education in the 21st century Indian National Academy of Engineering. 2 days Faculty of Indian Institute of Science. Local Coordinator.
Geotechnical Aspects of Hazardous Waste Disposal. Central Pollution Control Board. 1 Week Engineers of Central and State Pollution Control Boards. Jointly with others.
Geoenvironmental engineering and Waste management. All India Council for Technical Education. 1 week College Teachers, Scientists from State Govt. Jointly with A faculty.
Engineering Practice in Black Cotton Soils. Karnataka Geotechnical Center and Department of Civil Engineering, IISc. 1 day Engineers from private and Government organization in and around Bangalore. Jointly with A faculty.
Soil Investigations and Ground Improvement techniques. Karnataka Geotechnical Center. 1 day Engineers from private and Government organization Jointly with others.

Funded projects in the field of education

Role Project Title Agency Period
Co-Investigator Establishment of Indian Science and Technology Web Site and Internet school. NISSAT, DSIR. April 1998 - April 2001 (completed).
Co-Investigator Education on Demand MHRD April 1999-April 2002 (completed).

Other relevant information

  1. Involved in developing state of the art 'Internet Classroom' for the Internet school which is part of NISSAT project funded by DSIR. The facility is at Library Annex Building at Indian Institute of Science and it was carried out along with another faculty in DISC.
  2. As a coordinator, Curriculum development Cell (CDC), CCE, IISc was instrumental in writing a proposal which was funded by MHRD on development of multimedia lab for preparation of web based course materials at CCE.
  3. Member, Expert team to conduct workshops on 'Need analysis for short term training program for 1995-96 by QIP centers in Civil Engineering', Initiated and moderated technical discussion with teachers of engineering colleges at three places for South-west region (Karnataka and Kerala state engineering colleges) in the area of Civil Engineering. During December-January, 1996.