NameAshok Kumar
Date of Birth01.02.1963
Present DesignationPrincipal Scientist
DivisionArchitecture & Planning

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity / InstitutionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Maths, Physics, ChemistryH.P.University, ShimlaIndia1984
B.Arch.Architecture, Bldg. Const. Design, etc.J.N.T.U. HyderabadIndia1989
M.U.R.P.Planning Design, Urban & Rural Infrastr. etc.University of RoorkeeIndia1998


(a) Main Area of SpecializationArchitecture & Planning
(b) Sub-area of SpecializationHousing, Energy Conservation, Green Buildings

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards) :
  1. Ashok Kumar & Dr. Rajesh Deoliya (2009), “Criteria for Selecting Glass in Buildings”, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Volume Sixteen, Number Two, Page No.211-217.
  2. Ashok Kumar, R.K.Garg (2010), “Planning & Design of Houses for Earthquake Prone Areas : Case Study Chamoli & Bhuj”, national research conference on Disaster Mitigation in Housing in India: An Agenda for Future, March 19-20,2010, Volume I, organized by Centre for Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management & Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  • Publications previous to 2009:
  1. Ashok Kumar, S.K.Negi, R.K.Garg (2002), “Strategy for Development of Tourism to Heritage  Destinations in Hilly Areas: Case Study Shimla Region”, SDR Journal, Vol. 9, No.4, July-Aug. 2002.
  2. Dr. N.K.Garg, Ashok Kumar, S.K.Negi, (2003), “Glass – An Emerging Trend in Building Technology”, IBC Journal, Vol. Ten, No. Two, 2003.
  3. V. Srinivasan, Ashok Kumar, S.K.Negi, (2003), “Applications of Information Technology in Construction Industry”, IBC Journal, Vol. Ten, No. Two, 2003.
  4. Ashok Kumar & Dr. N. K. Garg (2004), ‘Formulation of Building Energy Code for India: A Conceptual Framework’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2004, pp 316 – 322.
  5. Ashok Kumar, Dr. N. K. Garg & R. K. Garg (2004), ‘Upgradation of Civic Amenities in Rural Areas: Case Study of Manglaur, Roorkee’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2004, pp 29 – 45.
  6. S. K. Negi & Ashok Kumar (2004), ‘Upgradation of Rural Housing: Suggested Approach’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 11. No. 2, 2004, pp90 – 94.
  7. Suresh K. Sharma, Ashok Kumar, & Bharat Bhusan &  (2005), ‘Water Conservation in Built Environment’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol.12, No.1, 2005, pp.41-46.
  8. Ashok Kumar (2005), “Planning of Earthquake Resistant Rural Houses”, Kurukshetra Journal, Ministry of Rural Development, Vol. 53, No. 12, pp 19 – 23.
  9. Ashok Kumar,  R.K.Garg (2006), ‘Green Building Rating System –A Critical  Review’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2006, pp 182 – 188.
  10. Ashok Kumar & Dr. Navjeev Saxena (2007), ‘Industrialized Building Systems for Mass Housing: A Critical Appraisal’,Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Volume XIV, No 2, Page No.6-14.
  11. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Navjeev saxena (2007), “Issues in Affordable Quality Housing in Delhi and Strategies for Future Development”, World Housing Congress – 2007, July 1-5, 2007, Malaysia, pp: S4-20.
  12. Dr. Navjeev saxena, Ashok Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Dr. D.N.Trikha (2007), “Structural Issues in Industrialized Building System for Quality Housing”, World Housing   Congress – 2007, July 1- 5, 2007, Malaysia, pp:S2-11.
  13. Ashok Kumar & S. K. Negi (1996), “Role of Architects in Influencing the Built Environment”, International Seminar on Civil Engineering Practices in the 21st Century, Roorkee, India, February 26-28, 1996 CBRI, Roorkee, India.
  14. R. K. Jain & Ashok Kumar (1997), “Self – Supporting Settlements: A Challenge for   Planners”, International Conference on Planning for 21st Century (Concepts & Systems) Oct. 2-4, 1997 at Department of Architecture and Planning, University of Roorkee, India.
  15. Ashok Kumar (1999), “Affordable Shelter for All-A Scientific Approach”, International Conference on Humane Habitat: Affordable Housing, Jan 23-26, 1999 at Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai.
  16. Suresh K. Sharma, Ashok Kumar (2000), “Appropriate Technology for Rural Household     Latrines”, International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Rural Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, Oct. 12-13, at University of Roorkee, India.
  17. Ashok Kumar, Anand Prakash (1999), “Affordable Housing in Developing      Countries”, South – Asian Countries Conference on ‘Challenges to Architects and Civil Engineers’, April 7-9, 1999 at Nepal Engineering College, Kathmandu.
  18. Ashok Kumar, Dr.N.K.Garg, Navjeev Saxena (2003), “Design of a Four Storeyed Apartment (NAM-U4 MODEL), and Cluster design for 24 & 32 houses including cost estimates”, published in Builder’s Handbook on ‘Low Cost Housing’, Vol. – I, Asian  Region’, Sept. 2003, pp-50-57.
  19. Ashok Kumar (1995), – ‘Computer Applications for Architectural Studies &   Design’, Young Architectural Festival, 1995 at Cochin, organized by IIA, Mumbai.
  20. Ashok Kumar (1998), ‘Planning for Industrial Estates: An Integrated Approach’, 14th All India Seminar on Integration of Architectural and Engineering Concepts, Dec. 1-, 1988, The Institution of Engineers (I) Roorkee Local Centre, Roorkee India.
  21. B. B. Garg & Ashok Kumar (1998), ‘Planning Research: An Interface with the  Profession’, National Seminar – Cum – Colloquium on ‘Emerging Challenges and Planning Education’, organized by ITPI, Educational Standing Committee, New Delhi, 26thJune, 1998.
  22. Ashok Kumar (1998), “Planning for Urban Infrastructure and Its Management: Problems, Issues and New Directions”, 47th National Town & Country Planners Congress on ‘Urban Infrastructure Development’, 29-31 Dec.1998, ITPI, New Delhi, at Bhubaneshwar.
  23. Narendra Verma, Ashok Kumar (1999), ‘Planning for Slums and Its Fires : Problems and Management Strategies’,Workshop on ‘Slum Fires – Problems, Strategies & Techniques, organized by National Fire Service, Ministry of Home, Govt. of India, at Nagpur, during Sept., 1999.
  24. Ashok Kumar, V.Srinivasan (1999), ‘Promoting Alternative Technological Systems   for Mass Housing’, National Convention of Architects on ‘Vision Beyond 2000’, at   Indore, organized by IIA, Mumbai, during Dec. 25-26,1999.
  25. R. D. Singh, Ashok Kumar & S. K. Negi (2000), ‘Housing Scenario and Suggested     Future Strategies’, National Seminar on Approach to Planning in 2000 and Beyond’, organized by U.O.R. Roorkee, and U.P. Regional Chapter (Roorkee) ITPI), April 28 – 29, 2000.
  26. M.P.Jaisingh, Narendra Verma, Ashok Kumar et.el.(2000), ‘Nand Kuti: A Prefabricated Shelter for the Victims of Natural Disasters’, All India       Seminar  on ‘Lessons for Architects and Engineers from recent Indian earthquakes’, Jan. 6-7, 2000, The Institution of Engineers (I)  Roorkee Local Centre, and Dept. of Civil and Architecture & Planning, Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, India.
  27. S.K.Negi, Ashok Kumar, V. Srinivasan (2001), “Planning Strategy for Tourism Development of Uttaranchal State”, All India Seminar on Infrastructure development in Uttaranchal- Problems & Prospects, to be held during Oct. 11-13, 2001.
  28. S. K. Negi, Ashok Kumar & V. Srinivasan, (2003),  ‘Strategy for Development of Eco-tourism   in Shimla Dec. 2003, Conference on Development of Hill Capitals: Shimla-vision 2025, Institute of Town Planners India
  29. V. K Agarwal, R. D. Singh, Ashok Kumar & S. K. Negi (2003), ‘Earthquake Resistant Houses for Kuchch Region of Gujarat,seminar on Indian Habitat and Infrastructure – Need for Innovative Approach, 25-26 Sept. 2003, CBRI, Roorkee.
  30. Ashok Kumar (2004), “Architectural Considerations in Seismic Design of     Buildings” (2004), Short Term Course on Earthquake Resistant Design &       Construction at CBRI during 15 – 1 December, 2004 for Senior Level Architects and Engineers.
  31. Suresh Kumar Sharma & Ashok Kumar (2004), ‘Bhawno Mein Jal Sanrakshan’, during Seminar on Bhawan Nirman Udyog and Jal Sanrakshan, held on 23rd September, 2004, at CBRI,  Roorkee.
  32. Ashok Kumar, S.K. Negi,Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings for Jaipur”( 2007), in the seminar on Architecture Engineering Aspects of Glass BuildingS 10th & 11th February ,   2007 Organized by ‘The Institution of Engineers ( India) Rajasthan State Center, Jaipur’.
  33. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Navjeev Saxena (2007), “Industrialized Building Systems: An Overview” during the Seminar on ‘Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices held at Roorkee during  November, 2007.
  34. Dr. Navjeev Saxena, Ashok Kumar, Dr. Rajesh Deoliya (2007), ‘Structural Modelling & Design Considerations of Tall Buildings’, Seminar on ‘Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices, held at Roorkee during  November, 2007.
  35. Dr. Navjeev Saxena, Dr. Rajesh Deoliya, Ashok Kumar & S.K. Negi (2007) , ‘Glass a Versatile Modern Building Material: An Overview’, Seminar on ‘Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices, held at Roorkee during  November, 2007.
  • Tech. Reports:
  1. Industrialized Building System for Affordable Quality Housing, for Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  2. Developing Models & Quantification of Different Parameters for Affordable Shelter, for  Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), New Delhi.
  3. Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings, for  All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  4. Byelaws for Use of Glass in Buildings for Bangalore Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhopal, Agartala for  All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  5. Code of Practice for Use of Glass in Buildings, for  All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  6. Byelaws for Use of Glass in Buildings for Delhi for All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  7. S&T support for Survey, Repair and Rehabilitation of Buildings of Earthquake Affected Areas of Garhwal Region, for UP Avas Vikas Lucknow.
  8. Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting System for Efficient Design of Water Supply System, for CBRI.
  9. Damage Assessment Report of Earthquake Affected Areas of Latur.
  10. Damage Assessment Report of Earthquake Affected Areas of Chamoli.
  11. Damage Assessment Report of Earthquake Affected Areas of Bhuj.
  12. Design Packages for Earthquake Resistant Low-Rise Housing.
  13. Medical College Complex at Haldwani, sponsored by Uttaranchal Forest Hospital Trust, Haldwani.
  14. Design of Navodaya Vidyalya Complexes , sponsored by Navodaya Vidyalaya Smiti, New Delhi.
  15. Housing Complex for the National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), sponsored by NIVH, Dehradun.
  16. CISF Housing Complex Phase–I & II at Bahadurgarh, sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation, New Delhi.
  17. Guidelines for Adoption of Energy Conservation Building Code in context of environment conditions of Uttarakhand, for UREDA – UK.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: Use of Glass in Buildings
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Shanker Rao Parelkar Commemoration Fund PrizeThe Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Mumbai.For Best B.Arch. Design Thesis1988-89
Gold MedalJ.N.T.U. HyderabadB. Arch. Thesis1989
B. Arch. Ist with DistinctionJ.N.T.U. HyderabadPassing B. Arch.  with distinction1989
M.U.R.P. Ist with HonoursUniversity of  RoorkeePassing M.U.R.P.  with distinction1998
Leadership Development Programme (LDP)HRDC GhaziabadPassing LDP  with Merit2009
  • Won 1st Prize in Inter Divisional Debate Competition on “Impact of Corruption on Governance and Remedial Measures for Implementation”, on the occasion of ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’, on 3rd November, 2000 at CBRI, Roorkee.
  • Won 2nd Prize in Inter Divisional Debate Competition on “Value Added R&D Culture for Sustainable Development”, on the occasion of CBRI Foundation Day, 10th February, 2001.
  • Won 2nd Prize in Hindi Writing, during Hindi Week at CBRI.

Fellowship / Membership of Professional Societies / Bodies:

  • Principal Member: Sectional Committee of the Planning, Housing and Prefabricated Construction, CED – 51, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  • Principal Member: Sub – Committee on Housing, CED – 51, Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Principal Member: Sub – Committee on Planning, CED – 51, Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Principal Member: Sub – Committee on Rural Housing, CED – 51, Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Member: Furniture Sectional Committee, CED – 35, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  • Member: Working Group on Use of Glass in Buildings, CED 13/WG1, Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Life Member : Council of Architecture
  • Life Member: Institute of Town Planners, India
  • Associate Member: The Indian Institute of Architects
  • Life Member Indian Buildings Congress (IBC)
  • Life Member: Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures (ISCMS).
  • Member of International Council of Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, CIB.
Professional Experience:

Twenty One years experience has been devoted to Professional with Narayan Bansal & Mathur Associates New Delhi (One year w.e.f. June 1989 – June 1990), R&D at CBRI (20 years w.e.f. July 1990 – till date) and Teaching (Eleven years w.e.f. 1998 till date : Visiting  faculty at IIT Roorkee).

Professional Training:

1Specialist Course on “Design of  Buildings in Hills”.The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre during November 22-27 ,1993.
2Quality Improvement Programme on “Urban Development Management”.Centre for Urban Studies, Dept. of Urban Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi  during 24 Oct. – Ist Nov, 1994.
3Induction Training Course on “Faculty Development   Programme”.Department of Arch. & Planning, University of  Roorkee during August 4-18, 1997.
4Specialist Course on Auto CAD.C.B.R.I. Roorkee during 1998.
5First National Course on “Community Based Disaster Risk Management”.The Indian Institute of Public Administration New Delhi  during May 7-12,2001.
6Specialist Course on Auto Architect.C.B.R.I. Roorkee, during 2003.
7Orientation –cum-Training Programme on “Appraisal of BSUP & IHSDP Projects under JNNURM”.Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) on November 2nd, 2007.
8Course on “Seismic Resistant Design & Retrofitting of Structures”.The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, during April 20-23,2008
9Short Term Training Programme on “Pre – Engineered Buildings”.Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures (ISCMS), I.I.T. Roorkee - during  May 20-23, 2008.
10Special Three Weeks Training on “Leadership Development Programme”.CSIR – Human Resource Development Centre, Ghaziabad during Feb. 1-13, 09 & June 21-26 , 2009.
11Training Programme on “Energy Efficiency and Green Rating for Buildings”.Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, I.I.T. Roorkee during Oct.24-25, 2009.
12Training Programme on “Building Physics and Energy Simulation”.Deptt. Of Architecture & Planning, I.I.T. Roorkee during Jan. 27- 30, 2010.
Any other:
Special Key Note / Invited Lectures Delivered:

  • Significance of Architectural Details for Controlling Termites in Buildings.
  • Guidelines for Use  of  Glass  in Buildings for Jaipur.
  • Architectural Considerations in Seismic Design of Buildings.
  • Modular Co-ordination in Building Design & Construction.
  • Cost Optimization Through Planning, Design and Alternative Construction  Materials & Technologies.
  • Architecture for the Poor related to Planning and Design Aspects, Construction Techniques.
  • Earthquake Resistant Design – Planning and Architectural Concepts.
  • Cost Effective Building Materials, Technologies, Sanitation & Waste Water Disposal System.
  • Cost Effective Building Technologies.
  • Architecture & Planning Aspects’ related  to  Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) on JNNURM (IHSDP & BSUP).
  • Cracks In Buildings And Their Remedial Measures: Case Studies.
  • Alternative Cost Effective Technologies.
  • Industrialized Building Systems for Mass Housing.
  • Glass : A Versatile Modern Building Material for Facades.
  • Use of Steel in Buildings; and Prefab Structures & Industrialized Housing.
  • Architectural Considerations in Earthquake Resistant Design.
  • Assessment of Damage to Buildings during different earthquakes.

Jury Member:

  • Jury Member for B.Arch. Thesis, at GZS CET, Bathinda, Dept.  of Architecture, during May 12 – 13, 2002.
  • Jury Member during COGNIZANCE – 03 on 29th March, 2003 at Deptt. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee.
  • Jury Member for All India Fine Arts & Painting Exhibition, organized by Hobbies Club, IIT, Roorkee on 12th April, 2003.
  • Jury Member for M.U.R.P. Thesis, at Dept. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee during July13, 2007.
  • Jury Member during COGNIZANCE – 09 on 29th March, 2009 at Deptt. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee.
  • Jury Member during COGNIZANCE – 10 on 29th March, 2010 at Deptt. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee.

Resource Person:

  • Resource Person by Director Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Periyar Nagar, Vallam, Thanjavur, to deliver lecture on “Architecture for Poor related to Planning & Design Aspects and Construction Techniques”, during Feb. 2-3, 2001.
  • Resource Person to offer training / guidance to UG, PG & Ph.D students of Architecture, Engineering and Planning.
  • Expert Member for Cost Reduction of Housing – Projects for PUDA, Chandigarh.

Member of Selection Committee:

  • Member of Selection Committee / Board for Faculty Positions in University of Roorkee (Now IIT).
  • Member of number of selection & screening committees for various posts at CBRI, NIH, Central School, Roorkee, IIP Dehradun & CMRI.

External Examiner:

  • For the Evaluation of Ph. D Synopsis on “Planning for Eco-Sustainable Tourism”, submitted by Sh. Inderpal Singh, NIT Hamirpur, at Punjab Tech. University, Jalandhar.
  • For the Evaluation of Roorkee Engineering Entrance (REE) for 1998 – 99, & 1999 – 2000 at University of Roorkee.
  • Examiner for the Preliminary submission stage of Thesis Project of 9th Semester B.Arch. at Bathinda during 12-13 May, 2002.
  • Paper Setter, Coordinator and Examiner for different subjects at IIT, Roorkee.
  • Paper setter in two subjects for National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna.
  • Evaluator / Examiner in one subject for The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata.

Miscellaneous Activities:

  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Institute Architect.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Expert Committee Member for the projects under JNNURM for Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
  • Represented CBRI in SSBMT Indoor Zonal & Final in Badminton Team Events.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Secretary Staff Club, CBRI to organize different events during 1998 – 2001.
  • Convener for different events during CSIR & CBRI Foundation Day Functions held at CBRI on number of occasions.
  • Editor for the conference proceedings on “Indian Habitat & Infrastructure – Need for Innovative Approach”, held at CBRI during 25 – 26 September, 2003.
  • Organized a number of Conferences and seminars and many important meetings.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Coordinator CSIR – UGC NET Exam for the years June 2009, Dec. 2009 & June 2010.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Warden for the proposed PG course to be conducted at CBRI w..e.f. July 2010.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Chairman of Canteen & Cafeteria Management Committee of CBRI.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Member of Works committee, Guest House Management  Committee and other committees of CBRI.