National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Faculty

Name : Ashwani Jain
Designation : Professor
Qualification : B.E. (Civil), M.Tech. (Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.), Ph.D (Civil)
Current Address :

BA-5, NIT Campus, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra-136119

Phone 1 (office) : +911744233352
Email : ashwani.jain@rediffmail.com , ashwani.jain@nitkkr.ac.in

Area Of Interest :

Research Interests:

  • Seismic hazard analysis, ground response analysis, liquefaction susceptibility mapping, strength characteristics of intact rock and rock mass, vibration isolation, behaviour of closely-spaced footings, stabilization of soils, geo-environmental engineering, seismic risk analysis, geosynthetics

Future Plans:

  • R & D projects
  • Conferences and training programmes
  • Improvement of the analytical skills by the use of Computational Techniques for problem solving/engineering applications
  • Development of Soil Dynamics Laboratory
  • Purchase of geotechnical softwares
  • Activities for Department and Institute Development

Experience :

  • Teaching - 33 years

Other :

Research Publications:

1. Journals:

  • International 14
  • National 14

2. Conference / Seminar / Symposia etc.:

  • International 35
  • National 90

3. Books / Monographs / Manuals - 8 book chapters

Co-editor, Proceedings of AGIT-2000 (Advances in Ground Improvement Techniques) -  National Level Conference, R.E.C. Kurukshetra 2-9-2000

Research projects:

  • Research Supervisor - AORC Scheme under INSPIRE program, DST, Govt. of India (Oct 2013 - July 2018) - completed
  • India Research Supervisor - Short-Term Research Internship Newton - Bhabha Programme India (DST) and UK (British Council) (June 2017 - Sept. 2017) at University of Surrey, UK - Completed

Awards:

  • Paper titled - ‘Tensile Strength of Sandstone Under Unconfined and Confined Conditions', 12 (1), Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology - awarded best paper by ISRMTT under category Rock Testing and Monitoring of Rock Structures during the inaugural function of the INDOROCK - 2011 organized at Roorkee, 13 - 15 October 2011.
  • Paper titled 'Preliminary Investigation for Screening of Liquefiable Areas in the State of Haryana, India' published in Vol. 51, No. 1 - 4, March - Dec. 2014 issue of the ISET Journal given V .H. Joshi Award as the best paper in Soil Dynamics for the block year 2013 - 2016 during the 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (16SEE) at IIT Roorkee on December 21, 2018.
  • National Scholarship till Graduation
  • GATE Scholarship in Post-Graduation

Membership:

  • Membership of Technical Societies - Life member, ASCE-IS, ISET, ISRMTT, ISTE, IGS, IE(I), VIGYAN BHARTI (Haryana), IMEJ Reader’s Forum.

Ph.D Supervised:

  • in progress: 02
  • submitted/awarded: 02

M.Tech Dissertations:

  • submitted/awarded: 80
  • in progress: 8

Contribution:
Present Institute/Department Duties:

  • Chairman, Library Committee - 2019 - 2022
  • Chairman, House Allotment Committee (Teaching) - 2017 - 2019
  • Sectional Incharge (Geotechnical Engg.) - 2021 - 
  • Faculty I/C (Placement & Internship) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2021 - 
  • Faculty I/C (M.Tech. Admission/Scholarship/leave/Attendance etc.) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2021 - 
  • Faculty I/C (Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Short Term Courses) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2021 -
  • Coordinator/Faculty I/C (Academic, Exam, Result) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2017 - 2021
  • Coordinator/Faculty I/C (BOS, DAC, DRC meetings) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2017 - 2021
  • Alternate - Coordinator/Faculty I/C (Ph.D Admission, Scholarship, Attendance) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2017 - 2021
  • Alternate Faculty I/C (Curriculum Development and Accreditation of PG Program) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2019 - 2021
  • Faculty Incharge (Curriculum Development and Accreditation) CED - 2021 -
  • Faculty I/C (Procurement, Stores, DPC) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2018 - 
  • Faculty I/C (PG Examination) - Civil Engg. Deptt. - 2019 - 2020
  • Alternate Coordinator (Deptt. Placement Advisory) - 2017 - 2019
  • Professor Incharge (Training and Placement) - 2015 - 2017
  • Deptt. Time Table Incharge - 1997 - 2013
  • Prof Incharge (Estate & Construction) - 2010 - 2014
  • Prof. Incharge (Academic & Senate Affairs) - 2008 - 2010
  • Prof. Incharge/Faculty Incharge, Geotechnical Engg. Laboratory - 2014 - 2017, 2021 -
  • Alternate - Prof. Incharge/Faculty I/C, Geotechnical Engg. Laboratory - 2008 - 2014, 2019 - 2021
  • Member, Department Research Committee - 2010 -
  • Member, BOS, DAC in Civil Engg. - 2011 -
  • Member, Placement Advisory Committee, 2011 - 

Curriculum Development:

  • Revision of Academic Regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Institute
  • Involved in modification of B.Tech. Civil Engg. Syllabus
  • Blowing up and updating of syllabus of M.Tech. Geotechnical Engg.

Laboratory Development:

  • Preparation of instruction sheets for B.Tech. & M.Tech. Labs 
  • Modification and review of instruction sheets for students
  • Member, Deptt. Purchase Committee for Geotechnical Engg., involved in Purchase of Softwares in Geotechnical Engg. (Visual FEA, Geo-5) and Soil Analyser-A German Equipment
  • Two Computer laboratories with 100 desktop computers with LAN connectivity and networking supported by UPS system with battery bank established in Training & Placement Cell in 2015-16 & 2016-17. 

Co-curricular activities:

  • Co-Chairman, National Level Technical Symposium - Techspardha - 01.03.2012 - 04.03.2012
  • Member, Organizing Committee, LITERATI, a national level students' technical symposium
  • Member, CONFLUENCE an inter-college cultural festival
  • Member, Organising Committee, Annual Sports Meet of the Institute
  • Prof. in Charge (Lit. and Deb. Club) 1999, 2002-2006
  • Prof. Incharge (Cricket) 1999-2000 and 2002-2010, 2011 onwards (Cricket team was Joint Winner in 2008 and Champion in 2009 at PEC Chandigarh, Champion Pune 2009, Runner’s up Nagpur 2010)

Institute Development:

  • As Prof Incharge (Estate & Construction) involved in various construction and maintenance activities being taken up in the Institute.

Academic activities:

  • As Prof Incharge (Academic & Senate Affairs) successfully coordinated Annual Convocations 2009, 2010, and various Senate & SCSA meetings
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Conferences, Workshops and Short term Courses organized in the Institute
  • Member, Admission Committees for M.Tech., MBA, MCA & B.Tech. admissions
  • Member, Unfair Means Committee, 2006-2007 

Enrichment of Campus Life:

  • President Staff Club, 1997
  • Secretary Staff Club 1996
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Get Together of Alumni Association
  • Member, Annual Get-together functions and sports activities in Staff Club

Industrial Consultancy:

  • Acted as Principal Investigator and also associated in a number of consultancy projects under Geotechnical Engg. Division worth lakhs of rupees in the current and preceding financial years.
  • Provided consultancy for testing of bearing capacity of soil for the construction of additional Girls Hostel (300 capacity) and 12 Nos. Lecture Halls in the institute.

Coordinator:

  • Organising Secretary, 1st International Online Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil and Electrical Engineering (SDCEE-2021), Dec. 17 - 19, 2021, NIT Kurukshetra 
  • AGIT-2000 (Advances in Ground Improvement Techniques)-National Level Conference, R.E.C. Kurukshetra 2-9-2000
  • Winter School on Advances in Civil Engg., N I T Kurukshetra, Jan. 21-25, 2008
  • Workshop on Rationalization of B.Tech. Scheme, N I T Kurukshetra, Jan. 10, 2009
  • Workshop on Rationalization of B.Tech. Scheme, N I T Kurukshetra, March 2, 2009

Expert Lectures:

  • On PERT/CPM at HIRMI, Kurukshetra for Government Engineers
  • On "Foundation Vibration Isolation Methods" in Refresher Course on Advances in Civil Engineering, N I T Kurukshetra, Jan. 21-25, 2008
  • Expert Lecture on “Foundation Vibration Isolation Methods” delivered on 9th December in Workshop on ‘Earthquake risk management” for field engineers at NIT Kurukshetra from 30th Nov. to 11 Dec 2009
  • Expert lectures arranged in Refresher Course on Advances in Civil Engineering at N I T Kurukshetra, Jan. 21-25, 2008
  • Expert lecture on "Evaluation of liquefaction potential of soils" in short term course on "Advances in Structural Engineering", NIT Kurukshetra, 14-19 May 2018.
  • Expert lecture on "Evaluation of liquefaction susceptibility of soils" in short term course (e-STC) on "Advances in Transportation and Environmental Geotechnics (ATEG-2022)", NIT Hamirpur, April 4-8, 2022.

Member of the Editorial Board:

  • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICS AND ENVIRONMENT" published by Serials Publications, (www.serialspublications.com), New Delhi, INDIA
  • Annals of Earth, Environment, and Infrastructure Engineering (AEEIE), An Open Access Journal

Reviewer:

  • National and International Journals in the Geotechnical Engg.

Training Programmes:

  • Attended a number of summer and winter training programmes on various topics at IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, NIT Jalandhar, NIT Kurukshetra.

Any other:

  • Chairman, Ragging Prevention Committee during teaching hours, Academic Session 2015-16
  • Warden Hostel No. 2 from 1997-1999 and 2005-06
  • Vigilance Officer of the Institute, 2006
  • Prof Incharge (Results) 2006-08
  • Member, USER Group, Library, 2007-continuing
  • Member, Anti-Ragging Squad 2009
  • Stock Verification Duties in the Institute
  • Centre Superintendent, Centre No. 1, End Semester Examinations, Nov./Dec. 2010

Topic of M.Tech. Dissertation:

  • Behaviour of Artificially Cemented Sands

Topic of Ph.D Thesis:

  • Settlement and Bearing Capacity Characteristics of Closely-Spaced Footings in Cohesionless Soil

Courses taught:

  • M.Tech. Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations, Geotechnical Exploration and Advanced Soil Testing, Clay Mineralogy, Theoretical Soil Mechanics, Engineering Properties of Soils, Earth Pressure & Retaining Structures, Advanced Geotechnical Engg. Lab - I & II, Seminar I & II, Special Assignment, Special Laboratory Assignment
  • B.Tech. Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Rock Engg., Engineering Drawing, Earth Pressure, Construction Techniques and Management, Project Planning and Quality Control, Building Construction Materials & Drawing, Machine Foundations, Geotechnology-I, Soil Mechanics (P), Geotechnology (P), Seminar, Semester Project, Summer Internship, Semester Internship

Innovations/Contribution in Teaching:

  • Use of power point, Charts, Models, Maps etc. in the classroom for students, Students counseling in career planning, Special attention to weak students, Open discussions and seminars during class, Preparation of resource material including handouts, tutorial sheets, reading materials, Laboratory manuals etc.

B.Tech. Projects/M.Tech. Projects:

  • Interference Behaviour of Adjacent Strip footings on Sand, Evaluation of Liquefaction Susceptibility using SPT Value A Case Study, Design of Shallow foundations, Triaxial Shear Test, Computational Analysis and Geotechnical Design of Raft Foundations

Currently using following softwares for research

  • GeoSuite for liquefaction analysis
  • R-CRISIS for PSHA
  • DEEPSOIL for ground response analysis
  • SeismoMatch for scaling of real accelerograms
  • SeismoArtif for simulation of artificial ground motion
  • OpenJUMP GIS software
  • CoPlot/Stat for data analysis
  • QuickCross/Fence to create cross-sections and fence diagrams (available on link: http://mtechsoftware.com/)
  • RADIUS for seismic risk analysis

Course links

  • M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering Curriculum on link: Download
  • B.Tech. CEPC24 Soil Mechanics Assignments on link: Download
  • M.Tech. MCE2C01 Engineering Properties of Soils Assignments on link: Download
  • M.Tech. MCE2C02 Soil Dynamics & Machine Foundations Assignment on link: Download
  • M.Tech. MCE2O71-72 Machine Foundations Assignment on link: Download
  • M.Tech. MCE2C03 Foundation Engineering Assignments on the link: Download
  • B.Tech. CEPC33 Geotechnology-I Assignments on the link: Download
  • B,Tech. Civil Curriculum 2017 & 2018 batches on the link: Download
  • B.Tech. Civil Curriculum 2019 batch onwards on the link: Download
  • M.Tech. MCE2C04 Earth Pressure & Retaining Structures Assignments on the link: Download