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Prof. Ajit Pratap Singh

Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Academic-Undergraduate Studies, BITS Pilani (Institute wide),
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Water Resources Management, Surface and Ground Water Quality Modeling using Numerical Methods & Soft computing techniques, Environmental Engineering and Pavement Management Systems
Department of Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Degree

  • Ph.D (Civil Engineering), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 2002
  • M.E (Civil Engineering), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1995
  • B.E Hons. (Civil Engineering), Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1993

 

About the Faculty

Ajit Pratap Singh presently working as a Senior Professor of Civil Engineering Department and Dean, Academic-Undergraduate Studies at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)-Pilani Campus, Rajasthan. Professor Ajit Pratap Singh received Civil Engineering degrees from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani)-Pilani, Rajasthan, India and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and Fellow of Indian Association of Hydrologists (FIAH).
 
 
He has published over 90 papers and reports. He has also served as the Professor and Head of Department, Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani-Dubai Campus, UAE for 2 years from September 2015 to August 2017. He has more than 24 years of teaching and research experience in the area of sustainable water resources management, hydraulics and water resources engineering with a special focus on surface water-quality modeling and advanced computer applications: water quality and quantity assessment, water pollution analysis, solid waste management, prediction and management of surface waters, and groundwater contaminant transport modelling, climate change, pavement management systems, soft computing techniques, fuzzy-based decision making, and simulation and modelling. 
 
 
Prof. Singh has taught as many as 20 different courses of Civil Engineering such as Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management Systems, Environmental Pollution Control, Transportation Engineering, Transport Phenomena I, Pavement Analysis and Design, Pavement Material Characterization, Engineering Optimization, Geographical Information Systems and so on. Time to time Dr. Ajit has also been delivering invited talks for various training programmes and workshops. Prof Singh has guided 6 doctoral Thesis and over 38 Master’s Dissertations/Thesis and currently guiding 3 PhD students in research areas of real-life importance. He has completed sponsored project on socio-economic assessment of construction of rural roads in India and working on two ongoing projects in the area of water resources engineering and societal development. He has also been actively involved in various consultancy projects related to water quality assessment, water pollution analysis, prediction and management of surface waters, and groundwater contaminant transport modelling, traffic safety of National highways, etc. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of Indian Association of Hydrologists (FIAH), member of Indian Society of Hydraulics, Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), and Institution of Public Health Engineers, India, and Member of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS), Japan etc. He has been actively involved in reviewing various research papers submitted in his area of research to more than 20 Journals of International and National repute. 
 
Dr. Singh is also member of Senate and many Board of Studies at different Universities, Member of Research Board/Doctoral Advisory Committees in a number of Universities, Advisory committee member of University Grant Commission, Expert Member in Public Service Commissions of Himanchal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Expert Selection Committee member of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, third-party expert for various projects under JNNURM, PMGSY, PWD, NHAI, PCI verification schemes funded by Central and state governments, working group expert member of National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Government of India etc. University Grant Commission, New Delhi had also appointed him as an External Member of Advisory Committee, Special Assistance Programme (SAP), UGC, Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh during 2012-2017. He has also worked as commissioner appointed by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, New Delhi for assessing status of environment quality in different rivers and Common effluent treatment plants. 
 
 

Research Areas

  • River basin planning and management
  • Surface and groundwater quality modeling and Simulation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Water supply and sanitation engineering, 
  • Sustainable response policy based agricultural management systems under climate change
  • Decision support systems for water and environmental systems (special emphasis on river basin planning, surface water and groundwater management systems).
  • Solid waste management 
  • Soft computing techniques, fuzzy-based decision making 
  • Pavement Management and Transportation engineering.