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Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Professor, Civil Engineering (CE)


Obtained B.E. Civil Eng., M.E. and Ph.D. from IIT, Roorkee. Received trainings in USA, Denmark, Japan and Netherlands. More than 35-years R&D experience in the area of hydrology and water resources. Published 300 research papers and 10 chapters in books. Carried out 52 consultancy projects of Rs.16 crores. Organized 45 trainings and conferences. Made 20 foreign visits and received 9 Best Paper Awards and 8 appreciation letters.


  • 35 Years
  • Ph.D. (Hydrology)
Award & Recognition

  • Received 9 Best Paper Awards from Institution of Engineers (I), Indian Water Resources Society etc.
  • Worked as Member-Secretary of Indian National Committee for Intergovernmental Program of UNESCO (INCIHP-UNESCO) constituted by Ministry of water Resources, Govt. of India.
  • Worked as Nodal Officer for the World Bank Funded Hydrology Project-II for National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee.
  • Worked as the Member of International Coordination Group for the Asian Water Cycle Initiative, University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Worked for UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank and European Union funded projects and participated in foreign trainings, meetings and Conferences during 20 foreign visits.


  • Published more than 300 papers including 36 in International Journals and 10 Book Chapters.
  • Completed 52 Consultancy Studies of more than 16 crore Rupees. 


  • Allotted a SERB Qualified Unique Identification Document (SQUID): SQUID-1961-RK-6121 by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • Received Eight Appreciation Letters from Nuclear Power Corporation (I), Indian Army etc. for consultancy and research studies.
  • Fellow of Indian Association of Hydrologists.
  • Fellow of Indian Water Resources Society.

Area of Interest

  • Hydrological modelling
  • Flood management
  • Water resources management.