65 Years of Excellence

Civil Engineering

Name : Prof. Ramakanta Panigrahi
Designation : Professor
Phone No. : +91-9437340061
Email Id : ramakanta.p@rediffmail.com
Date of Birth : 13-06-1966
Date of Joining : 19-06-2015

B.Sc (UCE Burla), M Tech (IIT Delhi), PhD (IIT Delhi)

Structural Engineering

Field: 5 Years
Teaching: 20 Years

Graduate Level : Mechanics of Materials, Design of Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures
Post Graduate Level : Structural Analysis 1, Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Structural Dynamics, Finite Element Method

Ph. D. Candidates : 01 (Cont)
M. Tech. Candidates : 06
  1. NIL
  1. Member, Institution of Engineer (India)
  2. Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineer (India)
  3. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education
  4. Life Member, Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering
  5. Member, Operation Research Society of India
  1. Sponsored Projects: Study to assess the performance of bio sand filter(BSF) and available technologies for removal of iron, suspended impurities including pathogens from drinking water in Khordha district of Odisha, DST Project.
  2. Consultancy: Proof checking and quality control of buildings for Central Government Employees Welfare and Housing Organisation.
  3. Consultancy: Proof checking of Water tanks, RWSS Division, Bhubaneswar.
  4. Consultancy: Performance study of Pavements under PMGSY.
  5. Consultancy: Proof checking of building, NAC, Boudha.

International Publications

  1. Kaur, N., Bhalla, S.,Shanker, R., and Panigrahi, R. (2015), “Experimental Evaluation of Miniature Impedance Chip for Structural Health Monitoring of Prototype Steel/RC Structures”, Experimental Techniques, Accepted for Publication.
  2. Bhalla, S., Panigrahi, R. and Gupta, A. (2013), “Damage Assessment of Tensegrity Structures using Piezo-Transducers”, Meccanica, Vol 48.Issue 6, 1465-1478, bimonthly.
  3. Panigrahi, R., Bhalla, S., Gupta, A., Pande, H., and Prakash, A.,2010, “Experimental investigations on low cost foldable tensegrity structures”, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Applications in Engineering Technology and Sciences, Vol 3, Issue 1, 341-45.
  4. Panigrahi, R., Bhalla, S. and Gupta, A., 2010, “Development and analysis of a prototype dismountable tensegrity structure for shelter purposes”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, , Vol 3, Issue 4, 561-78.
  5. Panigrahi, R., Gupta, A. and Bhalla, S., 2010, “A low cost variant of electro-mechanical impedance(EMI) technique for structural health monitoring”, Experimental Techniques, Vol 34, Issue 2, 25-29.
  6. Panigrahi, R., Gupta, A. and Bhalla, S., 2009, “ Dismountable steel tensegrity grids as light-weight roof structures ”, Steel and Composite Structures, Vol 9, Issue No 3, 239-253.
  7. Panigrahi, R., Gupta, A. and Bhalla, S., 2008, “Design of tensegrity structure using Artificial Neural Networks”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Techno Press, Vol 29, Issue 2, pp 223-235.


  1. Sarakar, L., Biswal, S. K., Panigrahi, R., and Sarkar, B., “Assessment of efficiency of a simplified cost-effective modified biosand filter for the removal of iron, turbidity and coliform bacteria from ground water”, 2nd International Conference on Trends in Multidisciplinary Business and Economic Research, march 25-26, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.pp 31 (Presented).
  2. Panigrahi, R., Gupta A. and Bhalla S., “Damage assessment of tensegrity structures using piezo transducers” Proceedings of SMASIS08, ASME conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, October 28-30,2008, Ellicot city, Maryland, USA, pp 1-5.
  3. Panigrahi, R., Gupta A. and Bhalla S., “ Parametric study on tensegrity grid structures”, International Conference on Computational Engineering and Experimental Sciences (ICCES’08), Honolulu, Hawii, USA, March 16-21, 2008, pp 1105-12 (Presented).
  4. Panigrahi, R., Gupta A. and Bhalla S., “A new design approach for tensegrity structures based on artificial neural networks” World conference on INCITE, Nov 16-18, 2006, New Delhi, India, pp 105-111.
  5. Gupta, A., Panigrahi, R. and Bhalla, S, ”Development of low-cost tensegrity structure based on cable mode of deployment”8th International Conference on Steel, Space & Composite Structures, May 15-17, 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 495-502.
  6. Panigrahi, R., Gupta, A., Bhalla, S. and Arora, K., “Application of artificial neural network for form finding of tensegrity structures”, 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05), December20-22, 2005, Pune, India, pp 1950-1962.
  7. Gupta, A., Bhalla, S. and Panigrahi, R., “ Behaviour of foldable tensegrity structure”, Keynote paper, 3rd Specialty Conference on the Conceptual Approach to Structural Design, August 25 – 26, 2005, Singapore, pp 9-16.
  8. Panigrahi, R., Gupta A. and Bhalla S., “ Comprehensive monitoring of tensegrity structures using self-sensing piezo transducers”, Proceedings of fourth International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, July 28-30, 2005, Bangalore, India, pp SB 91-98 (Presented).
  9. Panigrahi, R. And Panda S., “ Environmental Impacts from Enhanced Geothermal Systems”, DST Sponsored National Conference on Renewable and New Energy Systems, Synergy institute of Engineering and Technology, Dhenkanal, Odisha, December 22-23, 2011, pp 51-56 (Presented).
  10. Panigrahi, R., Mishra P. C.And Bhuyan D.., “ Characterisation of Prestressed Concrete Sleepers subjected to Static loading”, National Conference on Recent Advances in Science and technology, Synergy institute of Engineering and Technology, Dhenkanal, Odisha, 30th September & 1st October, 2011, pp201-210 (Presented).
  11. Pothal G K and Panigrahi, R., “ Testing and Evaluation of Geotextiles”, AICTE Sponsored National Seminar on Technical Textiles-Its Importance and Application, College of Engineering and Technology, BPUT, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, Aug 20-21, 2009, pp128-43.
  12. Satapathy D P and Panigrahi, R., “ A one dimensional dense snow avalanches model using mass and momentum balances”, National Conference on Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering Design (CAMED 2008), Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gunupur, Orissa, Nov 08-09, 2008, pp23-28 (Invited Talk).
  13. Panigrahi, R., Gupta A. and Bhalla S., “ Behaviour of tensegrity grid structure subjected to wind load”, National Conference on Recent Advances on Civil Engineering (RACE-2007), College of Engineering and Technology, BPUT, Bhubaneswar, March 1-2, 2007, pp 19-25 (Presented).
  14. Pande, H., Prakash, A., Panigrahi, R., Bhalla, S. and Gupta, A., “Fabrication and testing of low-cost foldable structures for mass sheltering”, National conference, Nov 24-25, Jalandhar, India, pp 667-72.
  15. Gupta, A., Panigrahi, R. and Bhalla, S, “Post earthquake rehabilitation using tensegrity structures” Proceedings of the National conference on Earthquake Disaster Technology and Management, February 11-12, 2006, MNIIT, Allahabad, India, pp III 31-40.
  16. Gupta, A., Panigrahi, R. & Kishore R., “ Deflection Behaviour of Tensegrity structure”, Proceedings of National Conference on New Perspective and Paradigm in Materials, Design and Construction of Civil Engineering Systems, January 10-11, 2005, Coimbatore institute of Technology, Coimbatore, pp 67-74 (Presented).
  1. M R Samal and R K Panigrahi, Elements of Steel and Timber Design 2012, Kalyani Publisher, ISBN 978-93-272-2614-0.
  2. M R Samal and R K Panigrahi, Steel Tables, Kalyani Publisher, ISBN 978-93-272-2052-0.
  1. Convener, National Conference on Recent Advances in Science and Technology (NCRAST) 2011, Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology , Dhenkanal, Odisha, 30th September-1st October 2011.
  2. Convener, National Conference on Recent Advances and Future Prospects 2015, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Jatni, Odisha, 28th February - 1st March 2015
  1. Chairman, House Allotment Committee
  2. Faculty Advisor, Civil Department

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Present Address : 
Department of Civil Engineering
Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology
Burla, Sambalpur,
Odisha 768018
  Permanent Address : 
C/O- Narayana Panigrahi
Via- Narasinghpur
Dist: Cuttack,
Orissa, Pin- 754032