Dr. H. B. Raghavendra
I/C Director General
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Prof .Raghavendra completed his BE degree in Civil Engineering with distinction from University of Mysore in 1983. MS (research) degree is by IIT Madras in 1988 in the faculty of civil engineering. He did his Ph.D from IISC Bangalore in 1996. He is the recipient of several scholarships of government of India during his student days. He was also selected for fellowship by university of Singapore. He completed his Masters degree from BITS Pilani in Software Systems in 2002.
He is having around 27 years of teaching and research experience. He has presented around 40 technical papers in National and International Journals and conferences. Visited abroad to present his technical papers. He is in the panel of referee’s for ICE Journals. He has delivered lectures at short term training programme conducted by IISc, Bangalore and other premier institutions. He has guided many Masters and Ph.D candidates. He has been member of BOS and BOE of various universities. He is in the governing council of technical institutions as vice-chancellor’s nominee. He has also served as head department of Civil engineering and head centre for Planning and institution Development at Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering under Vishweswarayya Technological University, Belgaum. Dr. Raghavendra is a Fellow of institution of Engineers and Life member of several organizations like Indian Geotechnical Society, Indian Society for Technical Education etc. He is also a recognized Professional and charted Engineer and valuer.
He is very active in consultancy in the field of geotechnical and structural engineering. He has got special interest in foundations on problematic soils and rehabilitation of structures. He has completed projects sponsored by AICTE and several Industries on utilisation of industrial waste as construction material. At IIT Madras, he has worked in consultancy projects of ONGC and Singareni Calories Limited. He is specialized in multistage triaxial tests.
His present area of research includes impact of industrial waste on engineering behavior of soils, design and analysis of reinforced soil foundations, ground improvement and rehabilitation of structures. He has served as an expert committee (task force) member for various governmental and nongovernmental organizations. He was the member for quality assurance and monitoring committee of several Karnataka state corporations and served as committee member of KSPCB also. He has conducted several AICTE/World Bank sponsored training programmes for Engineers of state and central government. Organized several workshops and seminars for faculty, civil engineers and consultants. He has served as coordinator for world bank programme on rural sanitation and water supply projects.