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HYDROLOGY DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTION

 

The Department of Hydrology is one among the 19 academic departments of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The Department came into existence with the inception of the International Post Graduate Course in Hydrology in 1972, being the first such a programme in a developing country. The profile of development of the Department is given in Annexure II. The courses, offered by the Department are presently sponsored by the Government of India and the UNESCO. The Department has nine dedicated full time faculty members having specializations in surface water hydrology (Floods, Droughts), water resources systems, watershed management, Geo-hydrology, ground water geophysics, stochastic hydrology, hydro-informatics, environmental hydrology etc.

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COURSES OFFERED

 
  Core Courses
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Environmental planning and assessment of projects
  • Environmental Quality Lab
  • Experimental Hydrology
  • Groundwater Systems Analysis
  • Hydrometeorology and Climate Change
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Seminar
  • Seminar
  • Soil and Groundwater Contamination Modelling
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Surface Water Modeling and Simulation
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Watershed Modeling and Simulation

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  The Department offers PG Diploma and Master of Technology in following areas:
  • Surface Water
  • Ground Water
  • Watershed Management

List of Ph.D Students and Research Scholar

 

Candidates Awarded Ph.D. Degree

 
S. No. Name of Scholar Awarded Year

1.

Ashoke Basistha

2008

2.

A.K. Lohani

2007

3.

Aruna Dattatraya Thube

2007

4.

B. K. Sethi

2007

5.

P. K. Parhi

2007

6.

R. P. Pandey

2007

7.

Richa Babbar

2007

8.

B. Sahoo

2007

9.

J. Tyagi

2007

10.

V. K. Sharma

2007

11.

R. K. Rai

2007

12.

A. R. N. Al-Hello

2006

13.

B. Sarma

2006

14.

R. K. Panigrahi

2006

15.

Manohar Arora

2006

16.

H. M. Hussain

2005

17.

A. H. Jawad

2005

18.

M. Ashraf. Saleem

2005

19.

M. S. A. G. Al-Hadithi

2004

20.

J. G. Jena

2004

21.

T. A. M. Awchi

2004

22.

Deepti Rani

2004

23.

M. D. Patil

2004

24.

K. R. Harne

2003

25.

V. K. Bhatt

2003

26.

M. K. Sharma

2001

27.

P. D. Dahe

2001

28.

M. L. Gaur

2000

29.

Bipul Talukdar

2000

30.

S. K. Tyagi

1999

31.

S. K. Mishra

1999

32.

M. L. Waikar

1998

33.

Sunita Devi

1998

34.

Mohamad Shakeel

1997

35.

Anupma Sharma

1997

36.

R. S. Kurothe

1997

37.

Jose C. Samuel

1996

38.

Vidya Sagar Katiyar

1996

39.

Kota Sri Rama Sastri

1995

40.

Abdullah Taheri Tizro

1995

41.

Assadullah Kohistani

1995

42.

Arun Kumar Tiwari

1995

43.

Mohammad Sadegh Sadeghian

1995

44.

Mohammad Reza Najafi Shahri

1994

45.

Saleem Ahmed

1994

46.

Kiran Bhatt

1994

47.

Sulekha Gupta

1993

48.

Mostafa Eleraky Elsayed Shalabey

1992

49.

N. K. Goel

1990

50.

Md. Mubarak Hussain

1990

51.

D. N. Bhargava

1988

52.

K. M. Mohan Rao

1986

53.

G. G. Dikshit

1985

54.

M. D. Nautiyal

1984

55.

Ashok Kumar Seth

1983

56.

Devendra Kumar

1982

57.

Deepak Kashyap

1982

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OTHER PROGRAMMES

 
  • Ph.D Programmes
  • Research and consultancy projects
  • P.G.Diploma and M.Tech programmes
  • Seminars and Symposia
  • Short Term Courses and Workshops
  • The Department has organized more than 60 short term courses and workshops for field engineers on various aspects of Hydrology.
  • The Department has also conducted 4 International symposia and two National seminars.

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COUNTRY WISE PARTICIPATION (1972 - 2006)

 

(A) PARTICIPATION OF FOREIGN OFFICERS

 
Sl.No.   Country Trainees Sl.No.   Country Trainees  
1   Afghanistan 17 18   Nigeria 6  
2   Bangladesh 25 19   Pakistan 1  
3   China 4 20   Palestine 1  
4   D.P.R. Yemen 4 21   Panama 1  
5   Egypt 2 22   P.D.R. Laos 8  
6   Ethiopia 10 23   Phillippines 15  
7   Ghana 3 24   Sierra Leon 1  
8   Indonesia 32 25   Somalia 1  
9   Iran 14 26   Sri Lanka 13  
10   Iraq 3 27   Sudan 18  
11   Jordan 1 28   Syria 6  
12   Kazakhstan 2 29   Tanzania 5  
13   Malaysia 2 30   Thailand 4  
14   Mongolia 6 31   Uganda 2  
15   Morocco 1 32   Uzbekistan 1  
16   Myanmar 8 33   Vietnam 18  
17   Nepal 39 34   Zaire 1  
            TOTAL 275  
 

(B) PARTICIPATION OF INDIAN OFFICERS

 
Sl.No.   Indian State / Organization Trainees Sl.No.   Indian State / Organization Trainees  
1   Assam 53 18   Madhya Pradesh 26  
2   Andhra Pradesh 15 19   Maharashtra 20  
3   Arunachal Pradesh 6 20   Manipur 1  
4   Bihar 21 21   Meghalaya 1  
5   CSWCRTI 2 22   Ministry of Agriculture 1  
6   Central Water Commission 25 23   Mizoram 2  
7   Central Ground Water Board 12 24   Municipal Corpn. of Delhi 1  
8   CWPRS 7 25   N.I.H. 9  
9   Damodar Valley Corporation 4 26   NWDA 3  
10   GATE 30 27   Orissa 76  
11   Goa 4 28   Punjab 1  
12   Gujarat 20 29   Tamil Nadu 2  
13   Haryana 4 30   THDC 3  
14   Himachal Pradesh 4 31   Tripura 1  
15   Jammu & Kashmir 11 32   Uttar Pradesh 23  
16   Karnataka 24 33   West Bengal 37  
17   Kerala 6    
            TOTAL 455  

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RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY AREAS

 
  • Design flood estimation
  • Water availability studies
  • Preparation of comprehensive hydrological plans for river basins
  • Flood mitigation, management and forecasting
  • Dam break studies
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Hydrology
  • Agricultural and Urban Drainage Studies
  • Flood plain mapping and flood plain zoning
  • Environmental Impact assessment studies
  • Water quality assessment and analysis
  • Hydrogeological and geophysical investigations
The Department has handled 27 research and 53 consultancy projects.

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FACILITIES AVAILABLE - LABORATORIES

 
  • Hydro-meteorological Lab
  • Computational Labs
  • Hydrological Information Systems Lab
  • Water Quality Lab
  • Surface Water Lab
  • Ground Water Lab
  • Geophysics Lab
  • Experimental Watershed

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INTERNET/ LIBRARY FACILITIES

 
  • Information Superhighway Centre providing internet and e-mail services, Computer Centre, Institute Instrumentation Centre are also available.

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LIST OF MAJOR EQUIPMENTS AND SOFTWARES

 
Sl. No.   Equipments  
1   Sun Ultra-60 Work Station with 5 Thin clients alongwith Operating Softwares (including Arc/Info GIS Software and Erdas Imagin Software)  
2   Gas Chromatograph (Varian)  
3   UV-VIS Spectrophotometer (Hitachi)  
4   Ion Selective Electrodes (Orion)  
5   Automatic Hydrological Station(AHS) with Star Logger (Uni Data, Australia)  
6   LCD Projector (Panasonic)  
7   Time domain Electromagnetic (TDEM) Equipment  
8   Other Equipments for HIS Laboratory - Digitizer, Network Laser Printer and A-3 size color printer and On LINE UPS – 5 KVA  
9   Soil Water Sampler (Prenart)  
10   Electronic Weighing Balance (2 Nos)  
11   TOC Analyzer  
12   PC’s (Pentium) alongwith accessories (Stabilizers, UPS, Printer etc.)  
13   BOD & COD Analyzer  
14   abem sas 300b terrameter system troxller soil moisture gauge  
15   terrameter & resistivity imaging system abem sas 1000  
16   Sieve Analysis Equipment (RETSCH)  
17   Ion Chromatograph Equipment (METROHM)  
22  

Hydrometeorological Observatory with following instruments:  

- type non recording raingauge
- Natural Syphon type recording raingauge
- Class A evaporation pan
- Colorado sunken pan
- Thermograph
- Hair hydrograph
- Minimum, Maximum, Wet bulb, Dry bulb thermometers
- Sunshine hour recorder
- Cup type anemometer
- Wind vane
- Barometer

 
23  

Groundwater laboratory with following equipments (locally fabricated):

- Darcy Law Verification
- Unsteady Flow (into ditches)
- Seepage Face Study
- Heleshaw apparatus

 
Sl. No.   Softwares  
1   LINDO  
2   STEMINV (Inversion Software for Electromagnetic Data)  
3   MIKE – 11  
4   Visual MODFLOW PRO (Version 4.0)  
5   MT3D – 99  
6   RES3DINV & RES2DINV for Geoelectrical Imaging  
7   ARC GIS and other GIS Software  
8   ERDAS IMAGINE  
9   R2  
10   MATLAB  
11   NEURO SOLUTIONS  
12   ARC INFO  
13   HEC Software  
14   HEC-RAS, HEC HMS, GEMS etc  
15   SYSTAT  
 

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COMPLETED / CONTINUING AND NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS

 
COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS
 

Principal

Investigator

Name of Project Sponsoring Agency

Outlay (Amount

in Lakhs of Rs.)

Himanshu Joshi Performance Evaluation of Root Zone Technology for Treatment and Polishing of Domestic Wastewater MOEF (CPCB) 3.10
N.K. Goel Development of Dynamic Flood Frequency Model CWC 1.40
  Assessment of Ground Water Pollution Hazard from Pesticides and Fertilizer Residues. AICTE  
  MODROBS for Development of Hydrological Information & Decision Support System Laboratory. AICTE  
  Environmental Impact of Waste Disposal Practices on Ground Water Regime of Roorkee Town. AICTE  
  Special Assistance Programme (SAP) in the areas of Ground Water Hydrology, Water Quality & Hydroinformatics. UGC

 

  Trend of Urbanization in Roorkee and its Impact on Environment. Town. UOR  
  Geohydrologic Studies of Mahendra Garh District (Haryana) with Reference to Groundwater Salinity. UOR

 

  Hydrologic Modeling of Flood Flows. Town. CBIP  
  Hydrologic Effects of Urbanization Using Remote Sensing Data. Centre for Remote Sensing (CED) UOR

 

 

CONTINUING RESEARCH PROJECTS

 
Principal Investigator Name of Project Sponsoring Agency

Outlay (Amount in Lakhs of Rs.)

D.C. Singhal   Groundwater Resource Evaluation for Pathri Rao Watershed, Distt. Hardwar , Uttaranchal DST 10.96
D.C. Singhal Evaluation of Pollution Susceptibility of Alluvial Aquifers of Roorkee Town , Distt. Haridwar, Uttaranchal MHRD (TAT) 12.00
Head Modernization and Strengthening of Hydrometeorological Laboratory MHRD (MOD) 18.00
D.S. Arya General Purpose Software Development for Water Resources Information and Decision Support Systems MHRD (R&D) 9.00
Head FIST Programme-2002 LEVEL-I DST-FIST 30.00
N.K. Goel Meteorological Data Collection, Monitoring, Processing and Analysis to Evaluate Climate Variability in the State of Uttaranchal DST 23.50
  Modernization of Environmental Hydrology
Laboratory (FIST)
DST

 

 
NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS
 

Principal Investigator

Name of Project

Sponsoring Agency

Outlay (Amount

in Lakhs of Rs.)

N.K. Goel Development of Spatial Water Climate Information System for Uttaranchal DST

13.68

 

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FACULTY & STAFF

 
  Name Designation Interest
  Dr. D. S. Arya Head Of Department GIS and Remote Sensing Applications, Urban Floods, Climate Change Impact Studies, Hydrological Data Analysis
  Dr. Himanshu Joshi Professor

Environmental Monitoring, Modeling, Impact Assessment & Management

  Dr. N.K. Goel Professor Stochastic Hydrology, Extreme value estimation, Flood estimation and forecasting, Modelling, Power generation projects and pipeline projects, Hydrological analysis and planning, Area specific hydrological problems, Project hydrology
  Dr. M. Perumal

Professor

Rainfall-Runoff Analysis, Flood Routing and Flood Forecasting,Ungauged catchment studies, Dam Break, Flood Analysis, Dam Break modelling, Hydrometry,Open-channel Hydraulics
Dr. Manoj Jain

Associate Professor

Watershed Hydrology, Modelling of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Systems, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Distributed Modelling of Rainfall-Runoff-Soil Erosion Processes

  Dr. Brijesh Kumar Yadav Assistant Professor

Groundwater Hydrology, Environmental Hydrology, Subsurface moisture flow and contaminant transport modeling, Bioremediation of non-aqueous phase

  Dr. Sumit Sen Assistant Professor

Field and modeling experiments to investigate water movement through various watershed components, Understanding Surface Runoff Generation Mechanisms

  Dr. D. C. Singhal

Emeritus Professor

Geo Hydrology, Groundwater, Geophysics, Water Quality

 

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