NameKoushik Pandit
Date of Birth04.12.1988
E-mailkoushik [at]
Present DesignationScientist
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.TechCivil EngineeringJalpaiguri Government Engineering CollegeIndia2010
M.TechEIDM (Enginnering of Infrastructure and Disaster Mitigation, Building)AcSIR, New DelhiIndia2013
Ph.D (Pursuing)Civil EngineeringIIT RoorkeeIndia-


a) Main Area of SpecializationGeotechnical Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationRock Mechanics & Rock Engg.

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

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Publications and Patents
  • Publications:


  1. Sarkar S., Pandit K., Sharma M., and Pippal A. “Risk assessment and stability analysis of a recent landslide at Vishnuprayag on the Rishikesh–Badrinath highway, Uttarakhand, India”, Current Science (IF: 0.843 in 2016), Vol. 114 Issue 7, April, 2018, p1527-1533. DOI: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1527-1533 Download link:
  2. Behera S.K., Pandit K., and Ghosh C.N. “Fibre Wrapping – A Way for Externally Strengthening Rib Pillars”, The Indian Mining and Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 53 No. 08, August 2014, pp. 25-30

        International Conferences

  1. Pandit K., Sarkar S., Samanta M., Sharma M. “Stability analysis and design of slope reinforcement techniques for a Himalayan landslide” International Conference on Recent Advances in Rock Engineering (RARE 2016), Bengaluru, India, 16-18th November, 2016. DOI:10.2991/rare-16.2016.16

National Conferences

  1. Kumar P., Pandit K., and Uniyal P. “Lateral Load Behaviour of a Single Vertical or Batter Pile”, CoNMiG-2017 in the honor of Prof M N Viladkar, IIT Roorkee, March 03-04, 2017
  2. Pandit Koushik and Singh Mahendra “Predicting Safety of Underground Coal Pillars by Artificial Neural Network Techniques”, Sixth Indian Rock Conference, IndoRock 2016, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, June 17-18, 2016
  3. Singh Mahendra, Pandit Koushik, and Shaunik Divya “Some Aspects of Geotechnical Investigation at Surbee Landslide, Mussoorie”, 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference 2015, College of Engineering, Pune, December 17-19, 2015
  4. Mudliar R., Singh M., and Pandit K. “Deterministic and Probabilistic Stability Analysis of a Rock Slope in Garhwal Himalayas”, Golden Jubilee Conference of the IGS Bangalore Chapter, Geo-Innovations, 30-31 October, 2014
  5. Pandit K., Chourasia A., and Bhattacharyya S.K. “Algorithm Developed by Numerical Approach for Improving Underground Coal Recovery”, Indian Geotechnical Conference 2013, IIT Roorkee, December 22-24, 2013
  6. Pandit K., Chourasia A., and Bhattacharyya S.K. “Depillaring of Coal and Mine Roof Supports”, Proceedings of 28th National Convention of Civil Engineers & National Seminar on Role of Infrastructure for Sustainable Development, IEI Roorkee, October 12-14, 2012
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 1
  1. Pandit K., Sarkar S., Sharma M. (2019) Optimization Techniques in Slope Stability Analysis Methods. In: Pradhan S., Vishal V., Singh T. (eds) Landslides: Theory, Practice and Modelling. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, vol 50. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77377-3_11
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  • Patents filed / granted: 01
  1. Steel Jacketing Technique: For Strengthening Coal Pillars To Improve Underground Coal Recovery. (2018) Ref. No. 0156/NF/2018, dt. 15.10.2018 (filed for grant).
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL


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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
National Merit ScholarshipMHRDHigher Secondary2006
Q.H. Trainee ScientistCSIRM.Tech2011-14
Research AssistantshipMHRDPhD2014-16

Professional Experience:

Industrial training experience in a water treatment plant and a G+13 high-rise building construction .


1. Executive Committee Member of IGS Roorkee Local Chapter for the year 2016-18.

2. Life Member (LM-3732) of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) (

3. Life Member (LM-2065) of Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (ISRMTT) (

Invited Talks/ Workshops:

1. Invited lecture classes for Engineers of Druk Green Power Corporation Limited, Bhutan under the International Training programme on “Planning and design of underground structures of hydropower project”, held at AHEC Department, IIT Roorkee, Feb 21-28, 2017.