Ph. D. in Civil Engineering with specialisation in River hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering - IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, INDIA - 2001
Memberships & Society
Executive Member North India Chapter, EWRI, ASCE, USA
Member, International Water Quality Standards Committee, USA
Member, International Association of Hydrologists, UK
Fellow Member, The Institution of Engineers, India
Life Member of Indian Association of Hydrologists, Roorkee India
Life Member of Indian Society for Hydraulics, Pune
Life Member of Indian Journal of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
Life Member of Indian Society for SWCE, Dehradun
Life Member of Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee
Current Administrative Responsibility
Chair Professor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Chair for Water Resources, MoWR, Govt. of India
Professor-in-charge, Examination, NIT Patna
Chairman, Library Advisory Committee and E-Resource Committee, NIT Patna
Co-ordinator, Namami Gange of MHRD and MoWR Govt. of India
Co-ordinator, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, of MHRD Govt. of India
Co-ordinator, Centre for Water Resources and Ganga Management, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Patna
Co-ordinator, NIRF, NIT Patna
Co-ordinator for National Board of Accreditation of NIT Patna
Co-ordinator Skill Development Program of NIT Patna
Past Administrative Responsibility
Member Secretary, IHP National Committee of India, INCOH, UNESCO, INDIA (year 2003-2008)
Country Co-ordinator, GWADI South Asia, Roorkee India (year 2004-2008)
Sicentist-in-Charge, Centre for Flood Management Studies, NIH, Patna (year 1992-1997)
Professor-in-Charge, Remote Sensing and GIS Lab (year 2008-2015)
Faculty Advisor, for Student Activity Centre, NIT Rourkela (year 2008-2014)
Co-ordinator, International Students Meet (ISM) (year 2001-2015)
Member, ACOFAR for Faculty selection at NIT Rourekla (2013-2015)
Co-ordinator, NBA Accreditation of NIT Rourkela (2014-15)
Project-Coordinator for European Union FP-7 Project
Indian Co-ordinator, DAAD program of Germany
Principal Investigators for JSPL, LANCO, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other projects
Member of Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) of the Department and member of many programs in different departments
Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Patna, Bihar
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Rourkela, Odisha
Scientist B to E1, National Instittue of Hydrology Roorkee, Uttarakhand
Teaching Associate, College of Technology, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
G-WADI ASIA- Global network for water and development information in arid and semi-arid regional of Asia, 3. Salih, A., Neupane, B., Sharma, K.D., Jayakumar, R. and Jha, R., UNESCO, December - 2007.
Wakode, H.; Baier, K.; Jha, R. & Azzam, R. , Assessment of Impact of Urbanization on Groundwater Resources using GIS Techniques- Case Study of Hyderabad, India . International Journal of Environmental Research. 8(4) - 2014,1145-1158, .
Dalai, Chittaranjan and Jha. R., Review on Water Treatment Techniques Used for Riverbank Filtration. International Journal of Civil Engineering Research. 5(3) - 2014,221-226, .
Dalai, Chittaranjan and Jha. R., A Preliminary Experimental Analysis of Infiltration Capacity through Disturbed River bank Soil Samples. International Journal of Engineering Research and application. 10(5) - 2014,214-225, .
Consultant to many Industries
Program Coordinator, for many Government agencies
Principal Investigator for ponsored projects
Country coordinatior of European Union FP-7 project “CEOP-AEGIS”, with 8 country partners namely; France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, India, China and Japan. The leader is TU Delft, The Netherlands. (2009-2015)
Indian Co-ordinator for the Indo-German DAAD Project “A New Passage to India” with Aachen University, Germany (with 4 Ph.D. and 12 Master students) (2010-2016)
Asian GWADI program of UNESCO for “Hydrological analysis in Brahmani-Baitarani river basin, Odisha, India”. (2014-2016)
Principal Consultant for Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL, Tensa, Odisha) for consultancy project on “Analysis and implementation of Rainwater Harvesting mechanism in Tensa Iron Ore Mine area” (2013-2015)
Investigator for the AusAID project on Mahanadi river system India, with IIT Bombay and Monash University, Australia (2009-2011)
Consultant for Asian Development Bank (ADB) Project “Basin Specialist for IWRM” RETA6470 of the Water resources department, Government of Orissa. (2011-2012)
Consultant for World Bank Aided Hydrology Project PDS “Water quality monitoring and modelling of Taldanda Canal” of the Water Resources Department, Government of Orissa. (2012-2013)
Consultant for Essel Mines, Odisha for consultancy project on “Rainwater Harvesting in Jilling, Koira and Kasia mines” (2012-2013)
Consultant for Steel Authority of India, Rourkela Steel Plant project on rehabilitation of sewer system. (2009-2011)
Consultant for LANCO Power corporation to study the impact on sweet water due to establishment of Industries in Brahmani-baitarani river system”. (2013-2014)
Co-Consultant for preparation of DPR of water resources projects of Orissa funded by DoWR, Orissa (2010-2011)
TOT for UNDP project on “Hydrological Data Processing” 2003-2008
EU-India ECCP River Bank Filtration Project (with 7 countries), 2003-2005
TOT for Hydrology Project Phase I and Phase II funded by World Bank, 2001-2008
Consultant for International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka for “Assessment of low flows in Himalayan regions of India”
Vikas Vatsa - Anthropogenic impacts on the general ecological constituents of Haridwar city including river Ganga ( 2005 - 2008 ).
Somesh Jena - Environmental Flow assessment and water quality analysis in Mahanadi river ssytem in India, and their impacts ( 2009 - 2014 ).
Janhabi Meher - Rainfall and Runoff Estimation using hydrological models and ANN techniques ( 2010 - 2015 ).
Killian Christ (Aachen Univesity, Germany) - Interaction Between Water Related Informal Processes and Water Management: The Example of Hyderabad, India ( 2011 - 2015 ).
Hemant Wakode (Aachen University, Germany) - Urban growth using remote sensing and GIS support for Hyderabad Town ( 2011 - 2015 ).
Shikhar Kumar (Aachen University, Germany) - Surface and ground water management in urban areas of Varanasi, India ( 2011 - 2015 ).
Nibedita Guru - Flood frequency analysis of a typical river system, India ( 2012 - 2015 ).
Ray Singh Meena - Flood inundation modelling of river Kosi, India ( 2012 - Continue).
Bibhuti Bhushan Sahoo - Extreme climate change impact on environmental flows of a typical stretch in river Ganga ( 2014 - Continue).
Santosh Kumar Biswal - Soil erosion and sedimentation from River Bagmati, and Punpun India ( 2015 - Continue).