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  • The expanded unit was shifted to Bahadrabad (Roorkee) in 1946.
  • The research unit at Roorkee rose to a full fledged Institute in 1954.
  • The Institute gradually developed into a pioneer research station
  • Now engaged in Research and Development activities for almost all multipurpose river valley projects in Northern India.



  • Mathematical Modeling of Hydrological events - Surface Water and Groundwater Development of Tube wells
  • Providing efficient and economical Design of Hydraulic Structures.
  • Carrying out Geotechnical Investigations.
  • Design of Concrete Mixes.
  • Sedimentation in Reservoirs and Channels.
  • Groundwater Recharge - Canal Lining, Seepage Studies



Laboratory experiment and Tests are Carried out at Roorkee and Field Research Station, Bahadrabad



  • Soil Laboratories
  • Chemical Laboratory
  • Material Testing Laboratory
  • Cement and Concrete Laboratory
  • Roller Compacted Concrete Laboratory
  • Rock Mechanics Laboratory
  • Ground Water Laboratory
  • Tube-Well Laboratory
  • Isotope Laboratory
  • Hydrological Laboratory
  • Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Computer Centre



  • Tehri Dam Project (UA).
  • Yamuna Hydroelectric Project Stage- I and Stage-II (UA).
  • Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Stage- I and Stage-II (UA).
  • Chilla Hydroelectric Project (UA).
  • Srinagar Hyrdoelectric Project (UA).
  • Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric Project (UA).
  • Lakhwar Vyasi Hydroelectric Project (UA).
  • Jamrani Dam Project (UA).
  • Khara Hydroelectric Project (UA).
  • Modernisation of Upper Ganga Canal Project (UP).
  • Madhya Ganga Canal Project (UP).
  • Eastern Ganga Canal Project (UP)
  • Sharda Sahayak Project (UP).
  • Saryu Canal Project (UP).
  • Chambal Dal Canal Project (UP).
  • Giri Hydroelectric Project (HP).
  • Bhabha Hyrdoelectric Project (HP).
  • Ganvi Hyrdoelectric Project (HP).
  • Baggi Hyrdoelectric Project (HP).
  • Rontong Hyrdoelectric Project (HP).
  • Nathpa Jhakri Hyrdoelectric Project (HP).
  • Baspa Hyrdoelectric Project (HP).
  • Saurashtra Branch Canal, Surendra Nagar (Gujrat).
  • Sukri Weir (Rajasthan).
  • Salal Hydroelectric Project (Jammu Kashmir).
  • Bridge siting at Passi Ghat of Siang River.
  • Bridge siting at Lohit River (N.E.F.A.).
  • Bridge siting near Tezpur at Brahamputra River.
  • Bridge siting near Dehing at Rashtriya Marg No. 37 (Assam).
  • Western Yamuna Canal (Haryana).
  • Ghaggar Bridge siting in Panchkula.
  • Energy dissipator of Hydroelectric Project at Kalpong (Andman-Nikobar).
  • Water Management Scheme at Greater Shillong (Meghalaya).
  • Railway Bridge at Ganga River Near Garhmukteshwar (Indian Railways).
  • Proposed Road Bridge on Kosi River, Kursela (Bihar).
  • Tirhut Canal (Bihar).
  • Rajasthan and Sarhind Feeder Channel (Rajasthan).
  • Boiling problem at Sharda Sagar Dam (U.P.).
  • Hydrographic Survey of Rihand Dam (U.P.) and Ichari Dam (UA).
  • Geotechnical Investigations for Ram Ganga Barrage, Ban Sagar, Sariyu Project, Jarauli Pump Canal (U.P).
  • Settlement observations at U/S & D/S of Ratmau Aqueduct (U.A).
  • Geotechnical Investigations for Omkareshwar Hydroelectric Project (M.P.).
  • Pull Out Test at Lahchura Dam (U.P.).
  • Flat Jack Test at Maneri Bhali Stage II Project (U.A.).
  • Chemical Analysis of Cement for ICC Mahoba (U.P.)
  • Concrete Mix Design for various Projects.
  • Model Study for Girija Barrage accross River Ghagra (U.P)
  • Safety Measures for Spurs of Chitauni Dam on Gandak River (U.P.).
  • Model Study for Silt Ejector of Sharda Sahayak Canal,
  • Development of Elevation Capacity Curve for Rihand (U.P.) & Ichari Dam (U.A).
  • Development of Stage Discharge Curve for Parallel Upper Ganga Canal.
  • Flood protection works on Sharda River.



  • Model Study for Protection of Railway Bridge Across River Kosi and Bagmati, Samastipur(Bihar)
  • Model study for Soma Sissiri Hydro Private Ltd
  • Model Study of Dibbin H.E. Project (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Model Study of Miyar H.E. Project (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Model Study of Ratle HEP (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Hydraulics Model Study for Scour around Bridge Piers in the rivers of District Haridwar(Uttarakhand)
  • Model Studies for Upstream Bifurcation Downstream Bifurcation and Tailrace Outlet of Tehri Pump Storage Project (Uttarakhand)
  • Model Studies for Surge Tank Baglihar Stage-II
  • Model Studies for SELI HEP Himachal Pradesh
  • Spillway of Kanhar Dam across River Kanhar (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Hydraulic Model Studies for Water Conductor Sysytem of Kameng HE Project-600MW (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Hydraulic Model Studies for Demwe Lower HE Project (Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Discharging Capacity & Optimization for Flow Conditions of Hydraulic Model study for Anandpur Barrage
  • Maintenance of Tehri HPP & Koteshwar HEP (Uttarakhand)
  • Meteorological observations at Meteorological Observatory & Automatic Weather Station Bahadrabad (Uttarakhand)
  • Model Studies for Barrage of Naitwar-Mori HE Project, Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand)
  • Model Study for Barrage of Lata Tapovan, Chamoli (Uttarakhand)
  • Model Study for Desilting Chamber of Naitwar- Mori HE Project, Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand)
  • Model Study for Intake of Naitwar- Mori HE Project, Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand)
  • Model study for Descending Basin of Lata Tapovan HE Project, Chamoli (Uttarakhand)
  • Capacity Survey of Matatila Reservoir (U.P)
  • Capacity Survey of Pili Reservoir (U.P)
  • Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the feasibility of Artificial ground water recharge in District Mahendragarh (Haryana)
  • Concrete mix design of different types of Concrete
  • Testing of physical properties of Cement
  • Testing of physical properties of coarse and fine Aggregate
  • Testing for compressive strength flexural strength etc. of Concrete
  • Testing for compressive strength transverse strength and water absorption of bricks and brick Tiles
  • Testing of tensile strength of steel Specimens
  • Analysis of Rock Engineering parameters for Himalayan Projects
  • Evaluation of engineering properties of Rock specimens for R&D Project
  • In-situ Plate Load Tests Modulus of Elasticity Poissonís Ratio Block Shear Tests and Pull out Tests for Kanhar Sinchai Pariyojana Sonbhadra Sonbhadra (U.P)
  • Grain size gradation of silt Samples of Bahadrabad feeder Channel



  • Mathematical Modeling of Hydrological Events, Hydraulic Structures etc.
  • Conjunctive Use of Subsurface and Surface Water, Water Logging.
  • Studies for Regeneration/Seepage of Water from Perennial Rivers.
  • Determination of Geohydrological Parameters by Radio Active Tracer Technique.
  • Providing efficient and economical hydraulic design of Spillways, Power Houses, Intakes, version Works, Excluding and Ejecting Devices.
    Siting of Bridges and Barrages.
  • River Training, Flood Protection and Anti-erosion Measures.
  • Carrying out Geotechnical investigations and experimentations.
    Economical design of Concrete Mixes using Fly ash and Super plasticizers, Roller Compacted Concrete Sedimentation Studies.
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • ANN
  • Watershed Development and Management



Published Technical Papers at National and International Level


Projects Submitted for funding (MoWR, INCID, INCOH)

Active Consideration 4



Integration of Fuzzy Logic & GIS for Delineation of Groundwater Source Areas in Bazada Land of Solani River Basin

Integration of Fuzzy Logic & GIS for Groundwater Source Areas INCOH
Decision Support System in GIS for Flood Estimation INCOH
Integrated Use of Fuzzy Logic and GIS for Reservoir Sedimentation INCOH
Estimation of Return flow from Irrigation Using Radioisotope Technique INCID

Use of Environmental Isotope for the measurement of Erosion Rates Soil Conservation Measures of the Catchments of Reservoirs

Study of downward movement of Soil Moisture by Radioactive tracer Methods INCID
Performance Evaluation of Equity of Water Distribution of Tube well Command Areas CGWB



  • The Institute received the Ist C.B.I. & P. Trophy for Outstanding Contribution in the field of R&D.
  • The Institute also received CBIP - IRPO HI - TECH Award - 87 for the Exhibition Set up at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Research personnel
  • CBIP - Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Birth Centenary Research Award
  • CBIP - Young Engineers Award
  • HYDROSEM Award of Institution of Engineers (India), U.P. State Centre
  • Four Gold Medals & D. B. Anand Medal
  • CBIP - Cash Your Idea Award
  • Fifteen Certificate of Merit Awards
  • Five Cash and other Awards



  • Design of Sharda Type Fall on Canals.
  • Evolving design criterion for Energy Dissipators at low Froude number.
  • Energy dissipation of water flowing over spillway through interaction of two jets in air for Lakhwar Dam.
  • Impact type energy dissipators for Ranipur Super Passage Drainage Crossing.
  • Evolving optimal design criterion for guide bunds and spurs for river training works.
  • Design of Hopper Type and Tunnel Type Silt Ejector for Hilly Channels.
  • Use of diversion tunnels as spillway using Swivel flow technique for energy dissipation at Tehri Dam.
  • Analysis and Design of Surge Systems for Tandem Operation of two power houses of Yamuna Projects.
  • Hydraulic design of drainage arrangement for diversion tunnels of Tehri dam using Electro Hydro Dynamic Analog (EHDA) Technique.
  • Studies of Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Electric Power Project (HP) by 3-D EHDA method.
  • Design of gravel packs for tubewell.
  • Use of Isotope as radio-active tracer for measurements of channel discharge, canal seepage and ground water recharge.
  • Studies of Nathpa Jhanki Hydro Electric Power Project (HP) by 3-D EHDA method
  • Analysis and Design of Surge Systems for Tandem Operation of two power houses of Yanuna Projects
  • Use of diversion tunnels as spillway using Swivel flow technique for energy dissipation at Tehri Dam
  • Evolving optimal design criterion for guide bunds and spurs
  • Estimation of hydro-dynamics forces on gates working under high heads
  • Siting Rail Bridges for dedicated freight corridors proosed over different rivers by Indian Railways