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Prof. Prakash Chandra Swain  [Civil Engineering]

Prakash Chandra Swain
Name : Prof. Prakash Chandra Swain
Designation : Professor
Phone No. : +91-9437257968
Email Id : pcswain.vssut@hotmail.com
Date of Birth : 14-09-1963
Date of Joining : 01-08-1991
  • Qualification

    B.Sc. Engg. (CET, Bhubaneswar), M.E. (UCE, BURLA), Ph. D (NIT, Warangal)
  • Specialization

    Water Resources Engineering, Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Water Resources Management
  • Experience

    Name & address of employer/ institution Period of service Designation
    From To
    Vice Chancellor, Biju Patnaik University of Technology / VSS University of Tech , Burla January 28, 2009 Continuing Professor in Civil Engineering
    Vice Chancellor, Biju Patnaik University of Technology / UCE,Burla June 08, 2002 January 27, 2009 Reader in Civil Engg.
    Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University / UCE, Burla August 1,1997 June 07, 2002 Lecturer in Civil Engineering (Senior Scale)
    Vice Chancellor, Sambalpur University/ UCE, Burla August 1, 1991 July 31, 1997 Lecturer in Civil Engineering

    Principal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Tech., Sarang.

    April 12, 1990 July 31, 1991 Lecturer in Civil Engineering
    Chief Administrative officer S.E. Railway, Visakhapatnam June 6, 1989 April 10, 1990 Inspector of Works, Grade-I
    Secy., Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar – 751010 Jan. 21,1987 July 25, 1988 Lecturer in Civil Engineering
  • Subject Teaching

    Graduate Level

    : 3rd Sem BTech Civil Engg - Fluid Mechanics, 5th Sem BTech Civil Engg - WRE, 7th Sem , BTech Civil Engg - Minor Proj, VI BTech - FLUID DYNAMICS, VIII BTech - Major Project

    Post Graduate Level

    : 1st SEMESTER MTECH ( WATER RESOURCES ENGG): ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS, 1st SEMESTER MTECH - Hydraulic & Hydrologic Engg Lab, 2nd SEMESTER MTECH - Water Resources Systems Planning & Management, 2nd SEMESTER MTECH – Computer Aided Design
  • Research Area

    1. Water Resources Management
    2. Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques to Water Resources Engg.
  • Research Guidance

    Ph. D. Candidates

    : 03 (Completed), 02 (Ongoing)

    M. Tech. Candidates

    : 19 (Completed), 03 (Ongoing)
  • Awards & Honours

    1.Received Damodar Sahoo Memorial Award from institution engineers (India) for best research paper
    2.NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASS-XI for outstanding performance in Board of Secondary Examination (1980-1986).
    3.NRTS SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASS – VII (1976-1980).
    4.STATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASS- V (1974-1976.
    5.SCHOLARSHIP IN CLASS-III (1972-1974).
    6.Er. Banabihari Mohanty Memorial Award, (Gold Medal and a Citation) for outstanding research paper in the field of Irrigation Engineering by the Institution of Engineers (2002).
    7.Awarded for valuable contribution to the field of Electrical & Electronics Engineering by Orissa Engineering Congress (2002).
    8.Er. Banabihari Mohanty Memorial Award, (Gold Medal and a Citation) for outstanding research paper in the field of Irrigation Engineering by the Institution of Engineers (1999).
    9.Best Participant Award in STTP on “Neuro-fuzzy and Expert System Applications in Civil Engineering” from College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Members of Professional Bodies

    1. Academic Fellowship: Member, Academic Council, VSS University of Tech
    2. Professional Body Membership: LIFE MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL
    3. Professional Body Membership: ASSOCIATION OF HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES (IAHS)
    4. Professional Body Membership: LIFE FELLOW, INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (INDIA)
    5. Professional Body Membership: LIFE MEMBER, INDIAN GEOTECHNICAL AND TUNNELLING SOCIETY (IGTS)
    6. Professional Body Membership: LIFE MEMBER, INDIAN SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ISTE)
    7. Professional Body Membership: LIFE MEMBER, Sri Aurobindo Engineers Association(SAEA)
  • Sponsored Projects & Consultancy

    1.Projects: AICTE -TAPTEC PROJECT ON “DEVELOPMENT OF FUZZY LOGIC AND NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY FOR FLOOD MITIGATION”, AICTE, NEW DELHI.
    2.Projects: AICTE R&D PROJECT on “FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE USING EXPERT SYSTEM”, AICTE, NEW DELHI.
    3.Projects: AICTE RESEARCH PROJECT ON “FLOOD FORECASTING IN RIVER MAHANADI USING HYDROLOGICAL AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLING”, AICTE, NEW DELHI.
    4.Projects: AICTE MODROBS PROJECT ON “INSTALATION OF AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION”, AICTE, NEW DELHI.
    5.Projects: AICTE MODROBS PROJECT ON “Development of CAD Laboratory”, AICTE, NEW DELHI.
    6.Consultancy: Preparation of Detailed Project Report on “Improvement of Sanitation System of Sambalpur Town - 2007.
    7.Consultancy: Preparation of DPR for Water Supply to Uncovered areas of Sambalpur Town” - 2007.
    8.Consultancy: Preparation of DPR for on “Improvement of Roads, Bridges and Parking Lots of Sambalpur Town” - 2007.
    9.Consultancy: Preparation of DPR for on “Urban Renewal and Heritage Conservation of Sambalpur Town” - 2007.
    10.Consultancy: Preparation of DPR for on “Solid Waste Management of Sambalpur Town” - 2007.
  • Publications

    International Publications

    1.Ghose, D.K., Panda, S.S. , Swain, P.C. (2013) “Prediction and optimization of runoff via ANFIS and GA”, Alexandria Engineering Journal (International Journal), 52, 209–220.www.elsevier.com/locate/aej , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2013.01.001
    2.Ghose, D.K. and Swain, P.C. (2011) Erosion and sediment characteristics of peninsular river, India, A case study. International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (ISSN : 0975-5462). Vol. 3 No. 5 . PP. 3716 – 3725.
    3.Ghose, D.K., Panda, S.S. and Swain, P.C. (2011) Sedimentation load analysis using ANN and GA. International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116 pp 2693-2698. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.110-116.2693
    4.Ghose, D.K., Panda, S.S. and Swain, P.C. (2010) Prediction of water table depth in western region, Orissa using BPNN and RBFN Neural Networks. Journal of Hydrology (International Journal), No. 394, pp. 296-304, DOI information: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.003
    5.Swain, P.C. and Umamahesh V. Nanduri (2009) “Neuro-fuzzy inference system for operation of a multi-purpose reservoir”, Hydroinformatics in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources, International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publ. 331.
    6.Swain, P.C., Ch. Seshachalam and Umamahesh, N.V.(2000).Flood Estimation : A Neural Network Approach.” In Kassel Reports of Hydraulic Engineering, F. Toensmann and M. Koch Eds., No. 9/2000, D137-145.

    National Publications

    1.Swain, P.C. (2002) “Flow Prediction with Neural Networks”, In Technical Annual, Vol. 43, The Institution of Engineers (India), 67-73 (Awarded).
    2.Swain, P.C. (2002) “Flow Prediction with Neural Networks”, In Orissa Engineering Congress Souvenir, Vol.47, The Institution of Engineers (India), Bhubaneswar, EECS-84 - 93 (Awarded).
    3.Nath P.K., Swain, P.C. and Sahu, C. S. (2001)
    4.Development of Distress Models for Flexible Pavements”, Technical Journal of the XVII Annual Convention of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineers (India), Nov. 24-25, 2001, Bhubaneswar, pp-125-131.
    5.Swain, P.C. (1999). “Fuzzy Dynamic Programming for Reservoir Operation.” Technical Annual, Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 41, 49-59 (Awarded).
    6.Swain P.C. and Mahapatra, S.K. (1998) “Prediction of Flood Flow into the Hirakud Reservoir on Mahanadi.” Technical Annual, Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.39, pp. 94-100.
    7.Swain, P.C. (1996) “Satellite Monitoring of Reservoir sedimentation.” Orissa Engineering Congress Souvenir, Vol.41, pp. 10-13.
    8.Mahakul, B., Swain, P.C., and Behera, A.K. (1994) “Time of Travel of Flood Water from Hirakud to Mundali on River Mahanadi.” Orissa Engineering Congress Souvenir, Vol.39, pp. 63-68.

    Conferences

    1.Interational Conferences: Shiva Prasad, H. J. and Swain, P.C. (2011).“Reservoir Management using Neural Network Applications”- International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2011) at Dhaka, Bangladesh organized by Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) during January 08-10, 2011, Page No. 815-821; ISBN:978-984-33-2298-2.
    2.Interational Conferences: Swain, P.C., Shiva Prasad, H. J., and Mahapatra, J. B. (2009). “Reservoir Sedimentation Studies using Satellite Remote Sensing”. International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2009) at DHAKA, Bangladesh organized by Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) during March 15-17, 2009, Vol.2,Page No. 705-712; ISBN: 984-300-000303-6.
    3.Interational Conferences: Swain, P.C. and Umamahesh, N.V. (2004) “Streamflow Forecasting Using Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System”. In Proc. Hydrological Modelling, BALWOIS, FY Republic of Macedonia, 25-29.
    4.Interational Conferences: Swain, P.C. (2004) “Flow Prediction with Artificial Neural Networks”, In Proc. International Conference on Advanced Modeling Techniques for Sustainable Management of Water Resources (AMTSMW-2004), January 28-30, 2004, NIT, Warangal, INDIA.
    5.Interational Conferences: Swain, P.C. (2002) “Rainfall Runoff Modelling with Neural Networks”. In Proc. International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE2002), J.N. Bandyopadhyay and D. Nagesh Kumar Eds., IIT Kharagpur, January 3-5, 2002, 190-198.
    6.Interational Conferences: Swain, P.C., Seshachalam, Ch. and Umamahesh, N.V. (2000) “Prediction of Flood Flow in a River Using Artificial Neural Networks.” In Proc. International Symposium on Computational Intelligence (CI’2000), University of Wollongong, Australia, December 12-15, 2000. Paper # 1513-277.
    7.Interational Conferences: Swain, P.C., Ch. Seshachalam and Umamahesh, N.V., (2000) “Flood Estimation : A Neural Network Approach.” Proc. International Symposium on Flood Defence, Kassel from September 20-23, 2000.
    8.Interational Conferences: Swain P.C. (1997) “Techno-Economic Viability of Birupa Hydel Project.” Proc. First International Conference on Renewable Energy - Small Hydro, Central Board of Irrigation & Power, New Delhi, pp. 771-781.
    9.National Conferences: Shiva Prasad, H. J., Swain, P.C. and Satpathy, B. (2010). “Flood and Water Quality Control for Hirakud Reservoir on River Mahanadi”- National Seminar on Sustainability of Earth Resources-Strategies and Management Plans organized by Dept. Of Earth Sciences and Dept. of Environmental Sciences of Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, BURLA, Odisha during February 13-14, 2010.
    10.National Conferences: Swain, P.C. and Sahu, P.K. (2010).”Cracks in Concrete Gravity Dams - A Case Study of Hirakud Dam on River Mahanadi, India”, National Conference on RECENT ADVANCES IN FLUID AND SOLID MECHANICS (RAF&SM-2010), 27 – 28 February 2010 at the Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa.
    11.National Conferences: Swain, P.C. and Sahu, P.K. (2010). “Groundwater Augmentation at Mini-watershed level”. Workshop on Planning, Development and Management of Groundwater Resource in Industrial Sector, Directorate of Groundwater Survey and Investigation, Orissa, Dept of Water Resources. Jan 2010.
    12.National Conferences: Sahu, P.K. and Swain, P.C.(2007). “Investigation and Remedial Measures for Cracks in Concrete Gravity Dam – A Case Study”, Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, March 1-2, 2007, pp.30-36 Civil Engg Dept., College of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar.
    13.National Conferences: Swain, P.C. (2007) “Intelligent Systems Application in Managing the Flood in a River”, In Proc. National Conference on Intelligent Systems, February 17-18, 2007, IACR, RGDA, INDIA.
    14.Swain, P.C. and Sabat, A.K. (2005) “Soil Improvement for Mitigation of Seismic Hazards”, In Proc. Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC-2005), December 17-19, 2005, Ahmedabad, INDIA.
    15.National Conferences: Swain, P.C. (2002) “Artificial Neural Networks in Real Life”. In Proc. National Conference on Role of Civil Engineers in Solving the Problems of the Society. University College of Engineering, BURLA , Prakash C. Swain, R.C. Mohapatra and P.S.S. Prasad Eds. , Feb. 16, 2002, 33-37.
    16.National Conferences: Swain, P.C. (2001) “Intelligent System for Ten-Daily Flow Prediction”, In Proc. All India Seminar on Water in 21st Century – Issues and Strategies, June 29, 2001, Bhubaneswar, 48-54.
    17.National Conferences: Swain, P.C. and Umamahesh, N.V. (2000) “Reservoir Inflow Prediction Using Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System”. In Proc. MATLAB India Millennium Conference, Bangalore, India, Nov. 15-17.
    18.National Conferences: Swain P. C. and Umamahesh, N.V. (1999) “Flood Management using Neural Networks.” Proc. National Seminar on Disaster Management, University College of Engineering, Burla, pp. I-22 - I-29, November, 1999.
    19.National Conferences: Swain, P.C., Seshachalam, Ch. and Umamahesh, N.V. (1999). “Flow Prediction : A Neural Network Approach.” Proc. National Seminar of the Indian Society for Theoretical Applied Mechanics, held at Regional Engineering College, Warangal, December, 1999.
    20.National Conferences: Umamahesh, N.V., Swain P.C. and Krishna, B. (1999) “Predicting Streamflow using Artificial Neural Networks.” In Meteorology Beyond 2000, Bhatnagar,A.K, et al., Eds., Proc. National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology. TROPMET-99, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, pp. 377-382.
  • Books/ Chapter Published

    1.NIL
  • Seminar/ Symposia/ Short term Course organized

    1. The Directorate of Hydrometry, Department of Water Resources, Govt of Odisha organized an awareness program on “Hydrological Information System” conducted in Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology(VSSUT), Burla Coordinated by Prof. Prakash Chandra Swain.
      Prof. Pradip Kumar Das, Professor and Er Satyabrata Mohanty, Deputy Director, Directorate of Hydrometry, Department of Water Resources.
    2. AICTE / ISTE Short Term Training Programme on “Application of Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic in Civil Engineering (ANFICE)”. [Only Training Programme approved and sanctioned to the state of Orissa in 2002-2003].
    3. AICTE / ISTE Short Term Training Programme on Advances in Environmental Science & Engineering (AIESE), University College of Engineering, BURLA..
    4. National Conference on “Role of Civil Engineers in Solving the Problems of the Society”.
    5. National Conference on “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering”..
    6. Training programme for Engineers involved in PMGSY.
    7. Training programme for Engineers involved in PMGSY.
    8. Training programme for Engineers involved in PMGSY.
  • Extra Responsibility

    1. As the Dean of Students’ Welfare, VSSUT contributed to the upliftment of the status of residential life of students of the University in the Halls of Residence and better status of discipline.
    2. As the PIC/ DEAN Academic Affairs, University College of Engineering, BURLA, updated the curricula.
    3. Head, Deptt. of Civil Engineering.
    4. Head, Deptt. of Humanities.
    5. Chairman, Public Relations Cell, VSSUT
    6. Chairman, Civil Maintenance Committee
    7. Coordinator, PIA, Integrated Wasteland Development Project (IWDP), Kilasama Mini Watershed, Dhankauda Block, Sambalpur Ministry of Rural Development, GoI.
    8. Co-ordinator, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, STA, UCE, Burla.
    9. Co-ordinator, UIDSSMT, Sambalpur Town. Ministry of Urban Development, GoI.
    10. Professor I/c, CONVOCATION
    11. Professor I/c, University Exams
    12. First Appellate Authority
    13. PIO, VSSUT
  • Other Informations

    Any other Distinction

    1. Spreading awareness about the ill effects of addiction of drugs and bad habits on the society among the rural and urban mass.
    2. Making addicted persons free from addiction through social arousal, support and consciousness through meetings, group discussions, Raja-yoga and wall posters.
    3. Involved in societal reform and making people peaceful, happy and content through teaching and practice of raj-yoga.
    4. As the coordinator (yoga) in the Institute involved in teaching various aspects, benefits and health aspects of yogasasnas, pranayams and transcendental meditation to the students.
    5. Involved in upliftment of social, financial, mental and spiritual status of rural mass in nearby villages through watershed activities and income generating teachings and support through bank linkage.

     

  • Address for Communication

    Present Address : 
    QRS NO- 5R- 4, PROFESORS’ COLONY,
    VSS UNIV OF TECH., BURLA 768018 ODISHA
    MOB.: 9437257968
    e-mail: pcswain.vssut@hotmail.com
      Permanent Address : 
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    AT/PO – KARANJ,
    VIA – MAHAKALPADA
    KENDRAPADA 754224 ODISHA
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