Dr. R. Srinivas

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Watershed Modeling, Environmental Hydrology, Fuzzy logic based stakeholder analysis, River basin management, Water Resources Planning, and Management
Faculty Division-I,
Department of Civil Engineering,
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.

Work experience




Postdoctoral Researcher and course instructor


University of Minnesota, USA


Assistant Professor

BITS Pilani, Pilani, India






Ph.D. (Environment and Water Resources)


BITS Pilani, Pilani


M.E. Infrastructure Engineering and Management


BITS Pilani, Pilani


M.Sc. Mathematics

BITS Pilani, Pilani



B.E. (Hons.) Civil Engineering

BITS Pilani, Pilani



Professional memberships

  • Soil and Water Conservation Society (USA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • The Institution of Engineers, India

About the faculty

Dr. Rallapalli Srinivas is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, BITS Pilani-Pilani Campus, Rajasthan (India). His research interests are watershed modeling and simulation, environmental hydrology, hydro-climatology, and fuzzy logic-based decision making in water resources. Before joining BITS, he worked at University of Minnesota (UMN), U.S.A and successfully completed a project namely developing a field-scale optimized watershed modeling framework. He has also taught courses like Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters and Hydrology and Water Quality at UMN. In addition, he was nominated by UMN Water Resources Center to represent the university at Michigan Data Science Symposium in 2019. For his research and teaching, he is actively collaborating with University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University and Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. 

Dr. Srinivas is a member of Soil and Water Conservation Society (USA), American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Institution of Engineers. He is also a reviewer of leading journals such as Journal of Hydrology, Science of the Total Environment, Water Environment Research and Environmental Development and Sustainability. He has been invited to deliver keynote lectures at University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, National Resources Conservation Services (USA), Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (USA) and Incessant Ganga Conference, Bihar Government (India).

He has published over 30 papers in journals and conferences of international repute. He has more than six years of teaching and research experience in area of his expertise. Dr. Srinivas has also taught courses such as Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering, Water Resources Planning and Management, Multi-criteria Decision analysis in Engineering, Fundamentals of Systems Engineering, Water and Wastewater Treatment, and Surveying at BITS Pilani while he was serving as an Assistant Professor (II) from 2015-2018. He has also done significant work on water quality modeling and simulation of River Ganga during his Ph.D. titled as ‘Multi-criteria decision analysis and modeling for water quality management in Ganga river basin’.