NameKoushik Pandit
E-mailkoushik@cbri.res.in
Present DesignationSenior Scientist
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering & Geo-Hazards (GEGH)

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
M.TechEngineering of Infrastructure and Disaster MitigationAcSIR, New Delhi (http://acsir.res.in/)India2013
B.TechCivil EngineeringJalpaiguri Government Engineering College (Autonomous), West Bengal (https://jgec.ac.in/)India2010

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationSoil and Rock Mechanics; Engineering Geology
b) Sub-area of Specialization(i) Geo-mechanical modelling and support design related to landslides, slope stability, opencast mines, tunnelling and underground spaces; (ii) Experimental near-surface geo-physics (MASW); (iii) Ground improvement techniques.

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
NepalTo perform site assessment for 5 schools in Dolakha district of Nepal for the project on Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of School Buildings sponsored by Govt. of India.15.04.201920.04.2019
ChinaTo participate in the International Symposium on Mountain Resources, Environment and Disasters in the Himalayas at Chongqing and to deliver presentation on "Stability Assessment of Road Cut Slopes Along a National Highway in the Indian Himalayas" at Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chengdu.25.11.201829.11.2018
Publications and Patents
  • Publications:

Referred Journal Articles

  1. Das, S., Pandit, K., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. (2023) Stability and Hazard Assessment of the Progressive Zero Landslide in the Kalimpong Region of Darjeeling Himalaya, India. Geotech Geol Eng. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-023-02641-z
  2. Sarkar, S., Chandna, P., Pandit, K., Dahiya, N. (2023) An event-duration based rainfall threshold model for landslide prediction in Uttarkashi region, North-West Himalayas, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geol Rundsch), Journal of the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV), 112, 1923–1939. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-023-02337-y (IF: 2.3 in 2022)
  3. Dahiya, N., Pandit, K. & Sarkar, S. (2022) A comparison of slope stability assessment techniques using different rock mass classification systems and finite element method (FEM): A case study from the Garhwal Himalayas, India. Journal of Earth System Science (co-published by the Indian Academy of Sciences) 131, 242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-022-01988-w (IF: 1.9 in 2022)
  4. Pandit, K., Singh, M., Sharma, S. et al. (2021) Back-analysis of a debris slope through numerical methods and field observations of slope displacements. Indian Geotechnical Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40098-021-00553-4
  5. Sarkar S., Pandit K., Neeraj and Chandna P. (2021) Quantified landslide hazard assessment based on finite element slope stability analysis for Uttarkashi–Gangnani Highway in Indian Himalayas. Natural Hazards (from International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04518-x (IF: 3.7 in 2022)
  6. Sarkar S., Pandit K., Sharma M., and Pippal A. (2018) Risk assessment and stability analysis of a recent landslide at Vishnuprayag on the Rishikesh–Badrinath highway, Uttarakhand, India. Current Science, Vol. 114 Issue 7, April, 2018, p1527-1533. DOI: 10.18520/cs/v114/i07/1527-1533 Download link: http://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/114/07/1527.pdf (IF: 0.843 in 2016)
  7. Behera S.K., Pandit K., and Ghosh C.N. (2014Fibre 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., Singh, M., Sahoo, J. P. (2023) Risk assessment and mitigation of Tehri-Koteshwar road in the Lesser Himalayas, India. In Fifth World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM): Volume IV (pp. 392-398). Routledge. Webpage Link: https://shorturl.at/oMNO0
  2. Pandit, K., Sarkar, S., Shazan, M., Uniyal, P. (2022) Stability assessment of tunnel portal excavations in varying rock mass and slope geometries. International Conference on Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for Safe and Sustainable Infrastructures (EGCON 2022), 16-17th November, 2022, Kolkata, India.
  3. Pandit, K., Singh, M., Sahoo, J.P. (2022) Experimental Study of a Laterally Loaded Single Pile in Jointed Rock Mass. In: International Conference on Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for Safe and Sustainable Infrastructures (EGCON 2022), 16-17th November, 2022, Kolkata, India.
  4. Pandit, K., Singh, M., Sahoo, J.P. (2022) Stability analysis of a debris slope by micropile reinforcement technique: A case study from the North-Western Himalayas. In: Ghosh, C., Kolathayar, S. (eds) A System Engineering Approach to Disaster Resilience. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 205. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7397-9_33
  5. Mugesh, A., Pandit, K. (2022). Earthquake-induced landslides in the Indian Himalayas and glimpses of code provisions for seismic design of slopes: A review. In: Adhikari, B.R., Kolathayar, S. (eds) Geohazard Mitigation. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 192. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6140-2_22
  6. Pandit, K., Singh, M., Sahoo, J.P. (2022) Seismic stability evaluation of an Indian Himalayan slope: A case study. In: Sitharam, T.G., Kolathayar, S., Jakka, R. (eds) Earthquake Geotechnics. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 187. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5669-9_42
  7. Sarkar S., Pandit K. (2021) Engineering geological investigation and slope stability analysis for landslide hazard assessment in Indian Himalayas. The Fifth World Landslide Forum (WLF5), Kyoto, Japan, 2-6 November, 2021. In: Tiwari B., Sassa K., Bobrowsky P.T., Takara K. (eds) Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk. WLF 2020. ICL Contribution to Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60706-7_46
  8. Gaur A., Pandit K., Sarkar S. (2021) Seismic bearing capacity of shallow foundations on horizontal and sloping grounds: A comparative study. 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (ICRAGEE 2020) IISc Bangalore, India 12-15 July, 2021. In: Sitharam T.G., Dinesh S.V., Jakka R. (eds) Soil Dynamics. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 119. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4001-5_36
  9. Sharma G., Pandit K., Kumar P. (2021) A study on stability of pond ash embankments improved by stabilizers. 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (ICRAGEE 2020) IISc Bangalore, India 12-15 July, 2021. In: Sitharam T.G., Parthasarathy C.R., Kolathayar S. (eds) Ground Improvement Techniques. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 118. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-9988-0_25
  10. Pandit K., Sarkar S., Godayal A., Shazan M. (2019) A FEM study on bearing capacity and safety of shallow footings on slopes for Garhwal HimalayasRock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development – Invited Lectures, Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM 2019), September 13-18, 2019, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, pp. 2607_2615. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9780367823177 (https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780367823177).
  11. Pandit K., Singh M., Sahoo J.P. (2018) Behaviour of a rock-socketed single pile under lateral loading condition on a sloping ground. 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS10), Singapore (www.arms10.org) – The 2018 ISRM International Symposium on “Rock Mechanics in Infrastructure and Resource Development”, 29 OCT – 03 NOV 2018, Singapore.(https://onepetro.org/ISRMARMS/proceedings-abstract/ARMS1018/All-ARMS1018/ISRM-ARMS10-2018-190/43373)
  12. Pandit K., Sarkar S., Samanta M., Sharma M. (2016) Stability analysis and design of slope reinforcement techniques for a Himalayan landslide. RARE 2016 – Recent Advances in Rock Engineering – an ISRM Specialized International Conference (http://www.rare2016.co.in), Bengaluru, India, 16-18th November, 2016. DOI:10.2991/rare-16.2016.16

National Conferences

  1. Uniyal P., Pandit K., Sarkar S., Md. Shazan (2023) Rockfall hazards in tunnel construction projects. Proceeding on Innovative and Sustainable Materials & Technologies (ISCMT2023) – A CSIR One Week One Lab Initiatives, 6th January, 2023, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
  2. Md. Shazan, Pandit K, Sarkar S., Uniyal P. (2023) A brief review on landslides in Indian Himalayas. Proceeding on Innovative and Sustainable Materials & Technologies (ISCMT2023) – A CSIR One Week One Lab Initiatives, 6th January, 2023, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
  3. Chandna, P., Das, S., Pandit, K., Sarkar, S. (2022) Slope stability and damming probability assessment of a recurrent landslide in Garhwal Himalayas. Indian Geotechnical Conference – IGC 2022, 15-17th December, 2022, Kochi, India.
  4. Uniyal, P., Shazan, M., Pandit, K. (2022) Stability assessment and support design of a tunnel excavation in different rock mass conditions. Indian Geotechnical Conference – IGC 2022, 15-17th December, 2022, Kochi, India.
  5. Pandit K., Kumar P., Sharma G. (2021) Ground improvement of a liquefiable soil by granular piles. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2019), SVNIT Surat, December 19-21, 2019. In: Patel S., Solanki C.H., Reddy K.R., Shukla S.K. (eds) Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 136. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6444-8_53
  6. Sharma G., Kumar P., Pandit K., Lala S. (2021) Codal provisions for foundation design on soils and rocks: A review. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2019), SVNIT Surat, December 19-21, 2019. In: Patel S., Solanki C.H., Reddy K.R., Shukla S.K. (eds) Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 134. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6370-0_52
  7. Sharma G., Md. Shazan, Pandit K., Kumar P. (2020) Stability assessment of pond-ash embankments for static and seismic conditions. Geo-Environment & Sustainability Conference (Geoenvironment-2020) (sponsored by: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change), Civil Engg. Dept., IIT Delhi, February 17-19, 2020.
  8. Neeraj, Pandit K., and Sarkar S. (2020) Stability assessment of cut-slopes along Shivpuri–Kaudiyala road (NH-58), Uttarakhand Himalayas. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2018), IISC Bangalore, December 13-15, 2018. In: Latha Gali M., Raghuveer Rao P. (eds) Geohazards. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 86. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6233-4_5
  9. Chandna P., Neeraj, Pandit K. and Sarkar S. (2019) Application of rock mass classification techniques for slope stability evaluation in Garhwal Himalayan regionNational Conference on Geology and Natural Resources of Himalaya, Rishikesh, November 25-26, 2019.
  10. Kumar P., Pandit K., and Uniyal P. (2017) 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.
  11. Pandit K. and Singh M. (2016) Predicting safety of underground coal pillars by artificial neural network techniques. Sixth Indian Rock Conference, IndoRock 2016, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, June 17-18, 2016.
  12. Singh M., Pandit K., and Shaunik D. (2015) Some aspects of geotechnical invetsigations at Subree landslide, Mussoorie. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2015), College of Engineering, Pune, December 17-19, 2015.
  13. Mudliar R., Singh M., and Pandit K. (2014) 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.
  14. Pandit K., Chourasia A., and Bhattacharyya S.K. (2013) Algorithm developed by numerical approach for improving underground coal recovery. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC 2013), IIT Roorkee, December 22-24, 2013.
  15. Pandit K., Chourasia A., and Bhattacharyya S.K. (2012) 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.
  • Technical Reports:
  1. Technical interim report (2019) on “Quality Assessment of EWS Houses at Pandavnagar, Meerut” for Meerut Development Authority (MDA), Government of Uttar Pradesh (worked as Co-PI of the project).
  2. Technical report (2018) on “Geotechnical Investigation and Drainage Measures for Tehsil Building at Champawat, Uttarakhand” for Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Government of Uttarakhand (worked as Principal Investigator, PI of the project).
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
  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, Web-link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-77377-3_11
  • Websites:
  1. Researchgate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Koushik-Pandit
  2. Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/koushik-pandit/
  3. Web of Science Researcher ID: AAC-3950-2019
  4. Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=kw_e9gcAAAAJ
  5. Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/kpandit/
  6. Academia profile: https://acsir.academia.edu/KPandit
  7. ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8741-8685
  8. Publons profile: https://publons.com/researcher/3173204/koushik-pandit/
  • Patents filed / granted:
  1. Filed a patent on “Method For Strengthening Coal Pillars To Improve Underground Coal Recovery” by Dr. Ajay Chourasia, Koushik Pandit and Jalaj Parashar, filed in 2018 (No. 0156NF2018).
  • 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

1. Major Projects Managed (Ongoing/Completed):

A. Externally Funded Research Projects:

  1. As Co-Principal Investigator in: Rock mass characterization and numerical modelling of slopes subjected to blast loading (2021-23), Sponsoring Agency: DRDO-DGRE, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.
  2. As Team Member in: Creation of centre of excellence on Conservation of Indian heritage structures at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee (2021-ongoing), Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST)
  3. As Team Member in: Post Earthquake Reconstruction of schools in Nepal: planning, design and project management for reconstruction / retrofitting of 70 schools and 2 libraries in seven earthquake affected districts of Nepal (2021-25), Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
  4. As Team Member in: Large scale engineering geological mapping of vulnerable landslide zones between Rudraprayag to Sonprayag and Sonprayag to Kedarnath, Garhwal Himalaya (2016-17), Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST)

B. CSIR Funded Research Projects:

  1. As Co-Principal Investigator in MLP-062002: Geotechnical novel solutions for underground infrastructures (2021-23)
  2. As Team Member in: CSIR Mission Mode Project on Development of fast, durable and energy efficient mass housing scheme (2017-20)
  3. As Team Member in: CSIR Mission Mode Project on Safety of vital infrastructures against natural hazards (2017-20)

C. Sponsored/ Consultancy Projects:

  1. As Principal Investigator in: Multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW) and site response study for the Statue of Oneness project site at Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh (2023-ongoing), Sponsoring Agency: Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC)
  2. As Team Member in: Design of retaining and drainage structure at Pakyong airport, Sikkim (2021-ongoing), Sponsoring Agency: Airports Authority of India (AAI)
  3. As Team Member in: Archaeological and settlement study for Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) of proposed Regional Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) Delhi-Panipat corridor in GNCT of Delhi (2021-23), Sponsoring Agency: National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
  4. As Team Member in: Subsurface investigation, analysis of foundation schemes, site-specific ground response analysis and monitoring of Shri Ram Temple at Ayodhya, U.P. (2021-23), Sponsoring Agency: Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  5. As Team Member in: Stability assessment of mine slope of the limestone mines for the excavation of Malabar Cements Ltd, Kerala. (2021-22), Sponsoring Agency: Malabar Cements Ltd.
  6. As Team Member in: Investigation and suggestion for repair and rehabilitation of distressed DDA flats near Dabri Mor metro station, New Delhi (2019-21), Sponsoring Agency: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
  7. As Team Member in: Instrumentation and monitoring of reinforced soil structure of Pakyong airport, Sikkim (2018-21), Sponsoring Agency: Airports Authority of India (AAI)
  8. As Principal Investigator in: Geotechnical investigation and suggestive measures for tehsil building at Champawat, Uttarakhand (2018-19), Sponsoring Agency: Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB)

2. Professional Experiences:

  1. Worked as Scientist-C at CSIR – Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee (2016-2021).
  2. Assistant Professor (since 2017) at CSIR – CBRI for the discipline of Engineering Sciences in the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi (http://acsir.res.in/facultylist/).
  3. Worked as Teaching Assistant at IIT Roorkee during 2014 – 2016 for the MTech course-works and practical labs.
  4. Worked as Trainee Scientist (Quick Hire Scheme) at CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee during 2011 – 2013.
  5. Worked as Assistant Manager (Trainee) at MBECL, Kolkata during 2010 – 2011. Have experience in project management and construction of operational units (e.g. overhead water tanks, thickeners, scale pit) and electrical house for a water treatment plant.
  6. Industrial training experience in a (G+13) high-rise building construction project “Elita Garden Vista” at New Town, Kolkata by Simplex Infrastructures Limited.

3. Teaching Experiences:

  A. Courses taught:

  1. Rock Mechanics (PHY/ENG-CBRI- 1-1138)
  2. Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering (ENG-CBRI 1-1103)
  3. Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics (ENG-CBRI-1-1148)

  B. PhD/MTech thesis supervised/ongoing:

  1. Mr Neeraj Dahiya (PhD research scholar, Enrolment No. 10PP20A01002: , Tenure: Aug, 2020-Present day); PhD Thesis title: Slope stability evaluation and rockfall hazard assessment for risk analysis in North-West Himalayas. (RG profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Neeraj-Dahiya-2)
  2. Mr Chandra Shekhar Kr. Singh (IDDP student, Enrolment No.: 32EE21A01006, Tenure: Aug, 2021-Present day)
  3. M.Tech Thesis (2018) on “Stability Assessment of Road Cut Slopes along Shivpuri – Kaudiyala Route (NH – 58), Uttarakhand Himalayas” by Mr. Neeraj Dahiya under the supervision of Dr. Shantanu Sarkar, Mr. Koushik Pandit and Dr. Satish Kumar for Department of Geology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana.

C. BTech internship projects supervised:

  1. Development of an Empirical Correlation between Shear Wave Velocity (Vs) and SPT-N Values for Indian Cities (2023) by Aditya Singh, Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. Prediction of Ground Deformations subjected to Tunnel Excavations (2022) by Jassimrat Kaur Deol, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab.
  3. Slope Stability Analysis using Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element Methods (2021) by Rudrakshi Goel, College of Engineering Roorkee (COER), Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
  4. Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations of a Multi-storey Building in a Clay Soil (2021) by Kallappa Allolkar, Jain College of Engineering, Belagavi, Karnataka.
  5. Effect of Tunnels on the Overlying Structures (2020) for CSIR – Summer Research Training Program (SRTP-2020) project by Ankit Dongriyal, MTech (Geotechnical Engineering), IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
  6. Influence of Discontinuities on Stability of Himalayan Rock Slopes (2019) by Vaidika Saini, THDC Institute of Hydro-power Engineering & Technology, Tehri, Uttarakhand.
  7. Slope Stability and Seismic Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations on Sloping Ground (2019) by Shelly Thakur, Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
  8. Slope Strengthening Using Micro-Pile Reinforcement (2019) by Mradul Agarwal, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu.
  9. Design and Analysis of a Typical G+3 Building on a Hilly Terrain: With Special Reference to Foundations (2018) by Mohd. Ashraf Khan, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Tamil Nadu.

4. Other Experiences:

  1. Joint Organizing Secretary of Indian Geotechnical Congress (IGC – 2023), IIT Roorkee, Dec. 14-16, 2023
  2. Member of IGC-2023 (i) technical committee, (ii) accommodation committee and (iii) stage coordination and technical sessions committee.
  3. Co-coordinator of a 3-days “Training programme on Landslide Disaster Mitigation with Special Reference to Infrastructures”, held during Aug. 02-04, 2023 organized by CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee
  4. Member of the Skill Development Committee of CSIR-CBRI (29/03/23 to 28/03/25)
  5. Member of the agenda preparations and activities/program management committees of the 62nd, 63rd & 64th Meeting of the Research Council of CSIR-CBRI (2022-23).
  6. Member of the sub-committee of standing disposal committee (SDC) at CSIR-CBRI.
  7. Quality control committee member for the renovation of Type-I & Type-II quarters for the trainee students’ hostels in CBRI colony (2023).

Services for Scientific Societies/ Publishers:

  1. Reviewer for the journal “Journal of the Geological Society of India” (https://www.springer.com/journal/12594), official publication of the prestigious Geological Society of India, IF: 1.3 (2022)
  2. Reviewer for the journal “MethodsX” (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/methodsx), published by Elsevier B.V.
  3. Reviewer for the journal “Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment” (https://www.springer.com/journal/10064), the official journal of the IAEG, IF: 4.112 (2021)
  4. Reviewer for the journal “Environmental Earth Sciences” (https://www.springer.com/journal/12665) IF: 3.152 (2021)
  5. Reviewer for the journal “Arabian Journal of Geosciences”, the official journal of the Saudi Society for Geosciences, IF: 1.827 (2020)
  6. Reviewer for the journal “SN Applied Sciences” (https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42452) published by Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
  7. Reviewer for the journal “Himalayan Geology” (https://www.himgeology.com/) published by Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun.
  8. Reviewer for existing/new guidelines/ standards as a member of the Sectional Committees, CED 48 on Rock Mechanics  and WRD-05 on Geological Investigation and Subsurface Exploration of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Memberships:

  1. Alternate Member (I) of the following Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) technical committees: (i) CED 48: Rock Mechanics and Foundation on Rock Masses Improvement, (ii) WRD 05: Geological Investigation and Subsurface Exploration, (iii) CED 49:2 Geo-technical Data
  2. Alternate Member (II) of the following Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) technical committees: (i) CED 43 : Soil and Foundation Engineering, (ii) CED 13:8 Soil Construction.
  3. Executive Committee Member of IGS Roorkee Local Chapter for the years 2017-18, 2019-20, 2021-22.
  4. Life Member (LM-3732) of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) (http://igs.org.in/)
  5. Life Member (LM-2065) of Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (ISRMTT) (http://www.isrmtt.com/)

Invited Technical Visits:

  1. Visited Bhuntar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh on invitation from the Parbati Koldam Transmission Company Limited (PrKTCL), Indigrid for technical inspection of damaged transmission line towers due to sliding during Sep 25-27, 2023.
  2. Visited Nainital, Uttarakhand on invitation from Uttarakhand Landslide Mitigation and Management Center (ULMMC) for Geotechnical investigation of rockfall incidents at Naina Peak during Apr 10-12, 2023.
  3. Visited Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand on invitation from Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) for Scientific investigation regarding distress in residential buildings and landslip assessment at Bahugunanagar ward, Karnaprayag during Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2023.
  4. Visited Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chengdu, China during November 25-29, 2018, travel grant from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Invited Talks/ Workshops:

  1. Delivered a technical lecture on “Micropile Reinforcement Technique for Slope Strengthening” in the 3-days “Training programme on Landslide Disaster Mitigation with Special Reference to Infrastructures”, held during Aug. 02-04, 2023 organized by CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee.
  2. Delivered a technical lecture on “Stability Analysis of Fractured Rock Slopes” in the 3-days “Training programme on Landslide Disaster Mitigation with Special Reference to Infrastructures”, held during Aug. 02-04, 2023 organized by CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee.
  3. Delivered a technical lecture on “Jointed Rock Slope Stability Analysis” in the 2-days “Training programme on Landslide Risk Mitigation & Control Measures” for PWD engineers of Uttarakhand, held during December 22-23, 2022 organized by CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee.
  4. Delivered a technical lecture on “Behaviour of Jointed Rock Mass and Stability Analyses of Fractured Rock Slopes” in the 3-days “Training programme on Landslide Risk Mitigation & Control Measures” held during November 28-30, 2022 organized by CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee.
  5. Co-chaired a technical session (no. 34) on “Code provisions on earthquake resistant design, experimental soil dynamics” at 17th Edition of the Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (17SEE) organized at IIT Roorkee during November 14-17, 2022.
  6. Delivered a lecture on “Design & Construction of Micro Piling”, as part of the Online Skill Development Programme (10th Webinar) titled “Advanced Course on Ground Improvement Technologies” at CSIR-CBRI from Feb 15-17, 2021.
  7. Delivered a lecture on “Foundation Systems for Hilly Regions” in the 5-days Skill Development Training Course on “Multi–Hazard Resistant Housing and Habitat for the Engineers of Uttarakhand Government”, organized under the aegis of CSIR Integrated Skill Initiatives and sponsored by Department of Disaster Management & Rehabilitation, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. Venue: CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee during 17th-21st February, 2020.
  8. Delivered a lecture on “Landslide Hazards and Slope Stability Problems in the Himalayas” in the 2-days National Workshop on “Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation” sponsored by National Disaster Mitigation Authority (NDMA), New Delhi and held at CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee during 14th-15th November, 2019. Also, participated in organizing field visit of participants for landslides studies along Tapovan – Byasi highway stretch.
  9. Delivered a presentation on “Geo-technical Aspects for Building Foundations on Rock Masses” at National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Bhawan, S.J. Enclave, New Delhi on 28th May, 2019.
  10. Delivered a lecture on “Numerical Methods for Slope Stability Analysis” at CSIR – CBRI on 12th March, 2019 for training of Officers of Geological Survey of India (GSI) and participants from other organizations like DMMC, Dehradun; THDC etc. as part of a training program on “Geo-technical and Engineering Geology” at Dehradun from 6th to 13th March, 2019, organized by Geological Survey of India Training Institute (GSITI).
  11. Delivered a lecture on “Landslide Hazards and Slope Stability Problems in the Himalayas” in the 2-days National Workshop on “Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation” sponsored by National Disaster Mitigation Authority (NDMA), New Delhi and held at CSIR – CBRI, Roorkee during 17th-18th January, 2019.
  12. Delivered a presentation on “Stability Assessment of Road Cut Slopes Along a National Highway in the Indian Himalayas” at Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chengdu, China on 30th November, 2018.
  13. Delivered 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, India during February 21st-28th, 2017.