65 Years of Excellence

Civil Engineering

Name : Prof. Pradip Kumar Das
Designation : Professor (On Lien)
Phone No. : +91-9437550677
Email Id : pkdas.vssut.gmail.com
Date of Birth : 19-02-1962
Date of Joining : 10-07-2002

B.Sc. (Civil Engg. NIT, Rourkela), M.Sc. (Engg., UCE, Burla), MBA (HRM), P.G. Dip (Operation Management), P.G. Dip. (Hunan Resources Engg), Ph. D : IIT, Kanpur

Hydraulics & Water Resources Engg.

  1. 14 years 6 months : from 31 December 1987 to 9th July.2002) as Lecturer(Grade-I) and senior Lecturer in Civil Engg, College of Engg. & Technology, OUAT, Bhubaneswar.
  2. 13 years 6 months: since 10th July 2002 as Reader in UCE, Burla and Professor, Civil Engg., VSSUT, Burla since August 2011

Graduate Level : Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Structures, Water Resources Engg ,Open Chanel Flow, Mechanics of Material, Construction Management
Post Graduate Level : Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Open Chanel Hydraulics, Engg. Hydrology & Hydrologic System, Fluvial Hydraulics ,Water Resources System Planning & Management,

  1. Open Channel Hydraulics
  2. Multivariate Analysis in Hydrological System
  3. Forecasting of Stochastic Hydrological events

Ph. D. Candidates : 02 Nos
M. Tech. Candidates : 06 Nos
  1. DAAD Scholarship: Selected with Scholarship by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for M.S. Programme on “Water and Land Development” of Resource Engineering at Karlshrue University, Germany under the guidance of Prof. Erich J. Plate in the year 1993 (Scholarship was awarded by Prof. Dr. Theodr Berchem, President of DAAD).
  2. ACC Award: The Associated Cement Company (ACC) commended my able guidance to Civil Engineering Students of U. C. E. , Burla in National level Concrete Cube Strength Test competition, 2006 from Orissa State which earned Runner’s up for the student of the department.
  3. Gold Medal: In Annual Session of Orissa Engineering Congress held on 6th February,1993.
2. ISH
3. WWA
  1. “Regional Water Resources Development with a Integrated Approach”, MHRD Thrust Area Project, Govt. of India.
  2. Modernisation of Hydraulics Flow Lab , VSSUT, Burla from AICTE.
  3. Principal Consultant, “Hydrological Survey of Red Mud Pond and Ash pond of NALCO, Damanjodi.
  4. Contour Plotting and Soil Investigation for Proposed Coal Washeries at Basundhara Area, Jagannath Area, Ib Valley Area & Hingula Area of MCL Coal Mines, Orissa, 2008 co-consultants: Dr. P. C. Swain and Dr. P. K. Pradhan.
  5. Principal consultant, “Study of Safety and Stability of Dyke of Ash Pond No. 1, NALCO, Angul” (2001), Co-consultant Dr. A. C. Ray, Dr. B. S. Patro
  6. Consultant, Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) on “Water Supply to uncovered area of Sambalpur Town” and “Improvement of Sanitation System of Sambalpur Town” under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) for Sambalpur Municipal Council, 2007-08, completed. Co-consultants: Dr. P. C. Swain, Dr. A. N. Nayak & Dr. P. K. Pradhan.
  7. Member, State Technical Agency( STA) at CET, OUAT, Bhubaneswar and UCE, Burla “Scrutinization of DPRs of Rural Roads under PMGSY, National Rural Road Developments Agency ( NRRDA), Govt. of India (2002).
  8. Soil exploration and investigation work for Mohanadi Coal Field Limited.
  9. Soil exploration and investigation work for Mohanadi Coal Field Limited.

International Publications

  1. Das P. K., Gangadhariah T., (2000) ‘Mechanism of Breach Process of Earthen Dam Models”, Asia Pacific Division International Association of Hydraulic Research (APD-IAHR), at AIT, Bangkok.
  2. Das P. K., Sahu Kaushik,(2002) “Cross-Functional Product Development Teams for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Supply Chain in the Housing Industry”, 25-26 April 2002, First International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (Challenges and opportunities in Management and Technology) at Florida International University, Miami, Florida in association with ASCE.
  3. Das P. K.,(1993) “Risk Analysis Study of Design Flood for the Rivers of Orissa” 1993, International Seminar on Hydrology with Special Colloquium on Environmental Problems and Water Resources of Himalayan Region at Kathamandu, Nepal.
  4. Das P. K.,(2002) “Storm Water Drainage Management with Check Dams: A Case Study on Bhubaneswar City”, 11-13, December , International Conference on Water and Wastewater Perspective of Developing Countries at New Delhi, India, Section-IV, PP 343-349.
  5. Das P. K.,(1989) “Influence of Leaping Weir on Main Channel Flow”, May , Third International Iranian Civil Engineering Congress at Siraz University, Iran.

National Publications

  1. Das. P.K. et.al (2014) “Breach Flow Hydrograph Due to Washout of Fuse Plug in an Earthen Dam” International Journal of Engineering Research And Application , January 2015,pp51-56,Vol 5,Issue I,Part-5.
  2. Das P.K, et. al.(2009) “Free convective MHD Flow Through Porous Media of a Rotating Visco- Elastic Fluid Past an Infinite Vertical Porous Plate With Heat and Mass Transfer in the Presence of Chemical Reaction”, Journal of Association for the Advancement of Modelling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE), France,Vol 78, No.4, pp21-37.
  3. Das P.K,(2006) “Cross – Functional Teams For Enhancing the Effectiveness of Product Development”, Journal of IBC, PP- 8-16, Vol. -13.
  4. Das P. K. , Mishra S. C.(1992),“Data Base Management System in Water Resources Engineering” , Technical Journal, Institute of Engineers(India),Orissa State Centre, Vol 33, pp 70-79.
  5. Das P. K.(1993),Frequency Study of Design Flood For the River Brahamani”, Technical Journal, Institute of Engineers(India),Orissa State Centre.
  6. Das P. K.(1991),Determination of Optimal Size and Operation Policy for a Hypothetical Reservoir”, Technical Journal, Institute of Engineers(India),Orissa State Centre.
  7. Das P. K.(1992),Computational Methods in Flood Routing”, Technical Journal, Institute of Engineers(India),Orissa State Center, Vol 33.
  8. Das P. K., Mishra S. C.,(1993)“The Finite Element Method in Ground Water Hydrology-A Review” , Technical Journal, ,Orissa Engineering Congress,Vol 35, PP 52-57.
  9. Das P. K., Mishra S. C.,(1993)Design Procedure to Prevent Scouring Across a Bridge Pier by Horse-Shoe Vortex - A New Concept , Technical Journal Orissa Engineering Congress ,Vol 28, PP 37-40.
  10. Das P. K., Mishra S. C.,(1989)“A Mathematical Approach to Detect the effect of pollution on a Bore well in Confined Aquifer” , Technical Journal, Institute of Engineers(India),Orissa State Centre.


  1. Das P. K., Mishra L. K.,(1986) “ Flow Characteristic Over Upstream End Vertical Trapezoidal Side Weirs in a Rectangular Channels”, National Seminar on Management of Water and Wastewater System at Patna
  2. Das P. K., Mishra L. K.,(1998) “Studies on Triangular Sharp Crested Side Weirs”, UGC National Seminar on Flood Conservation and Drainage Works in U. P., at Department of Civil Engineering, M. M. Malviya Engg. College, Gorakhpur, India.
  3. Das P. K.,(1989) “A perspective Look to the Ground Water Resources of Orissa”, National Seminar on Advancement in Ground Water Hydrology and Management of Irrigated Lands by Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Applied Mechanics, S. V. Regional College of Engg. and Technology, Surat, India.
  4. Das P. K.,(2007) “GIS Based Data Mining for Condition Monitoring of Rural Roads”, National Conference on Rural Roads, 22-24 May, New Delhi
  5. Das P. K., Mishra S. C.,(1989) “Social Dynamics in Entrepreneurship Character”, January , National Seminar On Integration Between Industries & Technical Education at Metallurgical Engg. Deptt., R. E.C., Rourkela.
  1. Optimization Techniques and its Applications in Water Resources System, Planning and Management (March 15-27, 2004).
  2. Computation – Preparedness and Management of Natural Disasters (30th May – 10th June, 1994)
  3. Regional Water Resources Management – A System Approach (20th December 1993 to 1st Jan, 1994)
  4. National Conference on “Recent Development in Civil Engineering (RACE) “(September – 2004)
  5. National Student Seminar as Chief Coordinator
    • Innovation in construction (IIC) (September 2006 )
  6. Workshop
    • 1.Awareness Workshop : Conducted one day(19.10.2011) Workshop ( Sponsored by Director, Hydrometry, Water Resources Deptt., Govt. of Orissa) on “Hydrological Information System”
  7. Training Programme organised for field engineers
    • 1.. PMGSY Training Programme for Field Engineers( 23-28
    • November & 23-28 December,2004)- Co-Coordinator
  1. HOD, Civil Engg for three years(2008-2011)
  2. PIC (Training & Placement) for three years (2011-2014)
  3. Member of AICTE Expert Committee Chairman College Construction Committee
  4. Member, University Academic Council(2011,2014)
  5. Member, Scrutiny Committee for scrutinizing the applications & short listing the candidates for recruitment of faculty members
  6. Chairman, Civil Maintenance Committee, VSSUT,Burla
  7. Member, State Technical Agency
  8. National Rural Road Development Agency for PMGSY work
  9. Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India
  10. Chairman, Examination Sub-committee, UCE, Burla
  11. Advisor, Civil Engineering Society, Deptt., Civil Engineering
  12. Member, House Allotment Committee, UCE, Burla
  13. Convener, Event Management (Inaugural Function) Golden Jubilee Function, UCE, Burla
  14. Advisor, Civil Engineering Society, Deptt., Civil Engineering
  15. Expert Member, Quality Monitoring Cell, Works Department, Govt. of Orissa
  16. Member, Jharsuguda Regional Improvement Trust (JRIT)
  17. Member, Comprehensive Development Plan of Sambalpur Town
  18. Member, Building Committee, sambalpur University
  19. Contributed in confidential matter of Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC)
  20. Hostel Management as Superintendent (2004-2007 & 1993-1997)
  21. Professor(I/c) Soil Mechanics Lab(2004-2006)
  22. Professor(I/c) Structure Lab (Aug 2003 to Aug 2005 & July 2009 to Aug 2011)
  23. Professor(I/c) Hydraulics Lab (from 2006 & continuing)
  24. Vice-President, Student Cultural Association(3 years), Samavesh, The Tech Fest(2 years), Literary Society

Any other Distinction

  1. Trained State Resource person on Earthquake Risk Management
  2. Soft Skills Training Programme, Infosys HQ(2006), Bhubaneswar(2006)
  3. Training and Orientation Course as University NSS Programme Officer (Sponsored by Deptt. of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.)
  4. B’ Certificate (Army wing signal), Orissa Comp. Tech.COY, NCC, Cuttack
  5. Participated in National Integration Camp under NSS. (Sponsored by Deptt. of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.) Bombay University, Bombay(1991)
  6. One Month training on Entrepreneurship Development Programme on Information Technology, OUAT, Bhubaneswar.
  7. Six month certification course on “Computer Appreciation and Programming”
  8. Training on Management Capacity Enhancement for the Administrators, IIM, Raipur (2014).
Present Address : 
Q. No. M4R/4,
Professor’s Colony,
VSSUT, Burla-768018
  Permanent Address : 
Plot No- 231, Siripur
Bhubaneswar- 751003