NameHarish Chandra Arora
Date of Birth28.11.1969,
Present DesignationPrincipal Scientist
DivisionStructural Engineering

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Tech.Civil EngineeringG B Pant University, Pant NagarIndia1991
M.E.Structural EngineeringUniversity of RoorkeeIndia1993
Ph.DStructural EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeIndia2017


a) Main Area of SpecializationStructural Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationConcrete Technology, Distress Diagnosis, Repair and Rehabilitation

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards)
  1. Harish Chandra Arora and Rajesh Deoliya, ‘Challenges in Evaluation and Condition Assessment of Structures Prior to Rehabilitation’, National Seminar on Trends and Challenges in Structural Engineering and Construction Technology (TCSECT-2009), CBRI, Roorkee, 11-12 February 2009.
  • Publications previous to 2009
  1. Achal Kumar Mittal, Vijay Kumar, Harish Chandra Arora and Sunil Bhardwaj, ‘A Building Inventory for Seismic Resistance Grading of Masonry Structures’, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Civil Engg, M.B.M. Engg. College, Jodhpur, February 2002.
  2. Achal Kumar Mittal and Harish Chandra Arora, ‘Estimation of Seismic Vulnerability of Buildings’, DMI News, Vol. 4, No. 5, Disaster Management Institute, Bhopal, July 2002.
  3. Harish Chandra Arora and Achal Kumar Mittal, ‘Selection and Evaluation of Repair Materials’, National Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering: Perspectives of Developing Countries (ACEDEC-2003), Department of Civil Engineering, HBTI, Kanpur, 15-16 February 2003.
  4. Harish Chandra Arora and Bhim Sen Gupta, ‘Bhookamp Pratirodhakta Evam Grah Nirman’, NCHF Bulletin, May 2005.
  5. Harish Chandra Arora and Bhim Sen Gupta, ‘Importance of Decision Making in Selection and Evaluation of Repair Materials’, International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete and Construction Technology, SRM Engineering College, Kattankulathur, Distt. Kanchipuram, 7-8 December 2005.
  6. Harish Chandra Arora, ‘Future Earthquake Construction Practices in India’, NCHF Bulletin, December 2005.
  7. Harish Chandra Arora and Bhim Sen Gupta, ‘Need of Preparedness Strategy for Earthquake Disasters’, National Conference on Earthquake Disasters: Technology and Management (EARTH-2006)’, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, 11-12 February 2006.
  8. Harish Chandra Arora, Rajesh Deolia and B. K. Rao ‘Advantageous Utilization of Flyash’, National Seminar on Ready Mix Concrete and Use of Waste Materials in Concrete, ICI Allahabad Centre, Allahabad, 9th September, 2007.
  9. Harish Chandra Arora and R.C.Saxena, ‘Sugam Bhookamp Pratirodhi Grah Nirman’, Sahakarita , Vol. 57, No. 4-5, Sahakarita Bhawan, UP Co-operative Union, Lucknow, October-November 2007.
  10. Harish Chandra Arora and Akhilesh Kumar Pandey, ‘Repair and Retrofitting of Damaged Buildings: Case Studies’, All India Seminar on Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices’, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, 23 -24 November 2007.
  11. Harish Chandra Arora, ‘Benefits of Flyash Utilization’, All India Seminar on Modern Trends in Architectural and Civil Engineering Practices’, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, 23 -24 November 2007.
  12. Harish Chandra Arora and S. R. Debbarma, ‘Prediction of Long-term Deformation in Pre-stressed Concrete Structures’, National Seminar on Challenges and Applications of Mathematical Modelling in Building Science and Technology, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, 7-8 February 2008.
  13. Harish Chandra Arora, ‘Creep and Shrinkage Effects in Pre-stressed Concrete Bridges’, National Seminar on Recent Advances and future Trends in Design and Construction of Bridges, Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers, Hyderabad, 25-27 April 2008.
  14. Harish Chandra Arora, ‘An Overview to Earthquake Technology and Counter Measures’, Everyman’s Science, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, Vol. 43, No. 2, June-July 2008.
  • Tech. Reports: Contributed significantly in the following R & D Project Reports:
  1. Studies on Behaviour of Prestressed Concrete Bridges under Time Dependent Effects. (Project Investigator)
  2. Use of Higher Volumes of Fly Ash in Concretes for Longer Service Life of RC Structures in Different Environments.
  3. Health Assessment and Rehabilitation Measures for Faridabad Thermal Power Station Residential Colonies.
  4. Behaviour of IPN Coating on Steel Bars Embedded in Concrete under Fatigue Loading.
  5. Seismic Microzonation and Predicting Damage Scenario of a Vulnerable City.
  6. Assessment of Quality of Construction of the Partially Built Auditorium & Secretariat at Raj Bhawan, Dehradun.
  7. Assessment of Physical Condition and Techno Economic Analysis of DBCRTPP Colony, Yamuna Nagar.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
  • 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
Gold MedalVice ChancellorIst Position in M.E. Degree Course1993
Bronze MedalVice Chancellor3rd Position in B.Tech. Degree Course1991
Professional Experience:
25 years
Any other: