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Dr. Brind Kumar
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering,IIT (BHU)
542 -2307016(27)
Area of Interest: 
Pavement Materials and Characterization, Analysis and Design of Pavements, Highway Construction Practice, Airfield Pavements (Civil & Military), Sub-grade Soil Stabilization, Traffic Noise, Waterways.

B.E. (Civil Engg.) from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal (1988).
M.E. (Hons.) from Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur (1996).
Ph.D. (Civil Engg.) from Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur (2001).

Assistant Engineer (Civil), PWD, Arunachal Pradesh, (1989-2001).
Lecturer (Civil Engg.), Department of Technical Education, Govt. of NCT, Delhi (2001-2003).
Lecturer (Civil Engg.), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2003-2012).
Assistant Professor (Civil Engg.), IIT (BHU), Varanasi (2012-2015).
Associate Professor (Civil Engg.), IIT (BHU), Varanasi (2015-till now).

Courses Taught:

Sl. No. Course Title Level (UG/PG) Sole Instructor or with others Developer of course
CE 2303: Building planning, drawing and estimation UG (Semester II) With others  
2 CE 251: Transportation
Engineering-I (Highway Engineering)
UG (Semester III) With others Yes
3 CE 3205: Construction Economics and Management UG (Semester VI) With others Yes
4 CE 3401: Civil Engineering Laboratory (Transportation  Engg.) UG (Semester VI) With others Yes
5 CE 4103: Transportation Engineering-II (Railway and Airport Engineering) UG (Semester VII) With others Yes
6 CE 4107: Analysis & Design of Pavements UG (Semester VII) Sole instructor Yes
7 CE 392: Stream Project UG Semester VI With others  
8 CE 5142: Pavement Materials PG (Semester I) Sole instructor Yes
9 CE 5146: Transport and Environment PG (Semester I) Sole instructor Yes
10 CE 5305: Laboratory PG (Semester I) With others Yes
11 CE 5241: Analysis and Design of Pavements PG (Semester II) Sole instructor Yes
12 CE 5243: Highway Construction Practice PG (Semester II) Sole instructor Yes

Post Graduate Thesis Supervision:

Sl. No. Name of the Student(s) Year of completion or in Progress Name of Institution Title of Thesis Guide or Co-guide
A1 Aditya Anupam 2009 IT-BHU Influence of admixing rice straw ash on the bearing and compressive strength properties of alluvial soil of Bhadohi for sub-grade construction. Guide
2 Mukesh Kumar 2009 IT-BHU Evaluation of pavement surface condition of roads in BHU campus. Guide
3 Jyoti Kumar 2010 IT-BHU A study on modifying the engineering properties of moorum of sukrut quarry of Sonebhadra district for use in granular sub-base (GSB) course. Guide
4 Solanki Rakesh Umeshkumar 2011 IT-BHU Study of heat of hydration of OPC partially replaced with different pozzolanic materials. Guide
5 Kanakabandi Shalini 2011 IT-BHU Analysis of noise emitted from vehicles at elliptical roundabouts. Guide
6 Chandra Sekhar Divi 2011 IT-BHU Prediction of basic properties and California bearing ratio of sub-grade soil using Artificial Neural Network. Guide
7 Murali Krishna Reddy D. 2011 IT-BHU Evaluation of community response to road traffic noise of Varanasi city Guide
8 Digvijay Ananda Patil 2011 IT-BHU Effect of aggregate gradation on stability, flow and rutting potential of Bituminous Concrete, Grade-I. Guide
9 Bikash Kumar Singh 2012 IT-BHU Comparative study of bituminous mixes using modified and viscosity grade bitumen for different gradations of Bituminous Concrete, Grade-1. Guide
10 Saurabh Gupta 2012 IT-BHU Admixing of rice straw ash to ordinary Portland cement for Pavement Quality Concrete. Guide
11 Manoj Kumar Shah 2012 IT-BHU A comparative study of using RBI Grade 81 and ordinary Portland cement on engineering properties of locally available moorum. Guide
12 Alok Kumar 2012 IT-BHU Effect of admixing baghouse fines from hot mix plants on the California bearing ratio of clayey sub-grade. Guide
13 Arunabh Kumar Pandey 2013 IIT (BHU) Alignment of ring road, Varanasi using Geographical Information System (GIS). Co-Guide
14 Ramesh Singh Garbyal 2013 IIT (BHU) Water and bitumen absorption of aggregates used for surfacing and binder courses of bituminous pavements. Guide
15 Shailendra Pratap Singh 2013 IIT (BHU) Assessment of traffic noise pollution of various landuse of Varanasi city. Guide


16 Anupam Vishal Mishra (Co-supervisor) 2013 (examination held on 20.06.2014) Jointly with NIT-Kurukshetra Study of noise pollution due to vehicle operation in a mid-sized city of Varanasi. Co-Guide
Rajnish Kumar Upadhyay 2014 IIT BHU) Environmental impact assessment of NH-2 from Mohania (Km. 871.000) to Aurangabad (Km. 978.400) in the state of Bihar. Guide
18 Pasumarthi Pallavi 2014 IIT (BHU) Development of transportation system using GIS. Co-Guide
19 Swaraj Kumar Biswas 2014 IIT (BHU) Laboratory evaluation of stone matrix asphalt mixes under variation of grading for surfacing course of flexible pavement. Guide
20 Jinka Chandrasekhar 2014 IIT (BHU) Feasibility study of monorail for Varanasi city using GIS. Co-Guide
21 Rakesh Behara 2012-2014 IIT (BHU) Assessment of refusal density and rut resistance under variation of grading of dry aggregates for Bituminous Concrete Grading-2. Guide
22 Tanmay Gandhi 2015 IIT (BHU) Sensitivity analysis of short paneled rigid pavements using finite element method. Guide
23 Jayvant Choudhary 2015 IIT (BHU) Spatio-temporal analysis of road accident hot spots using GIS. Co-Guide
24 M. Madhu Babu 2015 IIT (BHU) Laboratory investigations for utilization of red mud as fill material for road embankment. Guide
25 Salman Khan Bahana 2016 IIT (BHU) Study of weathering of aggregates using slake durability test Guide
26 Ashutosh Singh 2016 IIT (BHU) Laboratory investigations of red mud for pavement sub-base Guide
27 Puneet Gupta 2017 IIT (BHU) Use of recycled coarse aggregate for M40 grade concrete Guide

Doctoral Thesis Supervision:

Sl. No. Name of the Student(s) Year of completion or in Progress Name of Institution Title of Thesis Guide or Co-guide
G.D. Ransinchung R.N. 2009 IT-BHU Application of wollastonite powder in rigid pavements. Guide.
2 Kanakabandi Shalini Thesis submitted on 23/05/2018 IT-BHU Study of traffic jam noise at different floor levels near intersections of Varanasi city. Guide
3 Arunabh Pandey In progress IIT (BHU) Application of rice straw ash in rigid pavements. Guide
4 Jayvant Choudhary In progress IIT (BHU) Utilization of industrial wastes as mineral filler in hot mix asphalt. Guide
5 Gaurav Verma In progress IIT (BHU) Estimation of CBR value from grain size analysis for subgrade. Guide

Sponsored Projects:


Sl. No. Period Sponsoring Organization Title of Project Amount of Grant
(Rupees in Lakhs)
Co-Investigator(s),if any
1 2006 to 2008
National Rural Roads Dev. Agency, New Delhi. Rural roads traffic volume survey and analysis of data 5.65 G.D. Ransinchung R.N.
2 1991 to 1994 PWD, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh A study on semi-permanent type energy efficient building construction in Arunachal Pradesh Departmental research work Member of team investigational work.
3 1990 to 1991 PWD, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Study on performance of hume pipe culverts for hill roads in Arunachal Pradesh Departmental research work   Member of team investigational work.
4 2017-2020 MHRD IMPRINT India Propagation and mitigation model of mixed traffic noise for planning of mid-sized Indian cities. 373.53 Prof. Manoranjan Parida, Dept. of Civil Engg., IIT Roorkee

Consultancy Projects:

Sl. No. Period Organization Nature of Work Co-Investigator(s),if any
1 2003 to 2008 National Highways Authority of India, Varanasi Widening and strengthening of Grand Trunk Road (NH-2) from 2-lane to 4-lane (Bihar-UP border to Allahabad)           - Rs. 15.5 Lacs. Dr. G.D. Ransinchung R.N.
2 2006 Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Varanasi Strengthening and upgradation of loading and parking area of LPG Bottling Plant, Harahua, Babatpur, Varanasi                - Rs. 2.10 Lacs. Dr. G.D. Ransinchung R.N.
3 2005 to
Airports Authority of India, Varanasi Extension and upgradation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Intl. Airport at Babatpur, Varanasi - Rs. 12.0 Lacs. Dr. G.D. Ransinchung R.N
4 2005 PWD, Varanasi Design of CRCP for rail under bridge at Andhara Pul, Varanasi                                                                                                                        - Rs. 0.60 lakhs) Dr. G.D. Ransinchung R.N.
5 2009 PWD, Varanasi Techno-feasibility study for extension of the four lane flyover on old G.T. road between Englishia Line Crossing and Andhara Pul Crossing servicing the Railway Station and the Roadways Bus Stand                     - Rs. 2.20 Lacs. Dr. G.D. Ransinchung R.N.
6 2006 National Rural Roads Development Agency, New Delhi Traffic volume survey for PMGSY roads                      - Rs. 5.50 Lacs. Dr. G.D. Ransinchung R.N.


7 2011 PWD, Varanasi Load Testing of flyover at Chowkaghat and Pandeypur at Varanasi                 - Rs. 6.60 Lacs. Prof. P.K. Singh
8 2011 Military Engineering Services, Allahabad Mix design of Dense Asphaltic Concrete (DAC), PQC and DLC for airport at Bamrauli  - Rs. 2.5 Lacs.  
9 2012 U.P. State Bridge Corporation Ltd., Lucknow Assessment of the quality of concrete of 3 Nos. girders damaged on 17.07.2012 of Ghailaghat bridge over river Gomati on Kanpur-Hardoi-Sitapur road at Lucknow                          - Rs. 2.25 Lacs. Prof. P.K. Singh
10 2012 LIC of India, Dehradun Valuation of Himalaya House (LIC property) at Mussoorie                                         -Rs. 2.25 Lacs. Prof. P.K. Singh
11 2013 Hindalco Industries Limited, Renukoot Construction of Helicopter Landing Area at Renukoot and Mahan for Hindalco Industries Limited                 - Rs. 2.47 Lacs. Prof. P.K. Singh
12 2014 Chetak Enterprises Asphaltic mix design for Varanasi-Shaktinagar road – Rs. 2.10 Lacs.  
13 2015 PWD Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia Widening and strengthening of Lucknow-Ballia SH-34                    – Rs. 16.2 Lacs  
14 2016 Inland Waterway Authority of India Finalisation of bids for MMT at Varanasi and Haldia  
15 2016 Airports Authority of India, Varanasi Resurfacing of runway for LBSI Airport, Varanasi – Rs. 2.40 Lacs.  
16 2017 Airports Authority of India, Lucknow Resurfacing of runway for CCSI Airport, Amausi, Lucknow – Rs. 2.40 Lacs.  
17 2017 Consulting Engineering Services, New Delhi Design of runway for Indian Air Force (4 Nos.)    - Rs. 5.0 Lacs.  


Sl. No. Author (s) Year  
Complete Reference of Journal Impact Factor of Journal Citation of paper
Brind Kumar,  G.D. Ransinchung R.N., Praveen Kumar and Digvijay Ananda Patil 2012 Are the gradation limits of bituminous concrete, Grade-1 rut resistant? Indian Highways, Indian Roads Congress, Vol. 40(5), pp. 33-45. -- 1
2 Brind Kumar and Sharad V. Oberoi 2011 Aspects of legislative cognizance of noise pollution in India Journal of Environmental Science & Engineering, Vol. 53, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 219-226. 0.258
3 G.D. Ransinchung R.N. and Brind Kumar 2010 Investigations on pastes and mortars of ordinary Portland cement admixed with wollastonite and microsilica Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 22(4), pp. 305-313. 1.644 18
4 G.D. Ransinchung R.N., Brind Kumar and Veerendra Kumar 2009 Assessment of water absorption and chloride ion penetration of pavement quality concrete admixed with wollastonite and microsilica Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 23(2), pp. 1168-1177. 3.169 43
5 Brind Kumar and J.B. Srivastava
2003 Transformations of Road Traffic Noise Scales Indian Highways, Indian Roads Congress, Vol. 31(11), pp. 41–45. -- --
Sl. No. Name Year of Publication Title Author or Co- author
Civil Engineering Society, Department of Civil Engineering, IT-BHU, April 1-3. 2011 Proceedings, All India Biennial Civil Engineering Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering. Brind Kumar and P. R. Maiti (Ed.)
2 Amicus Books, The Icfai University Press, pp. 12-38, (ISBN: 978-93-80120-48-5). 2009-10 Noise Pollution: Legislative Aspects and Concerns” in Noise Pollution and Concerns (Ed. P. Mohana Krishna) Brind Kumar and Sharad V. Oberoi
Sl. No. Year  Place Seminars/Workshops/Schools Title of paper read, if any
1 2017 Lucknow Conference on ‘New Materials in Road Construction’. CRCP-EJ: A viable option for roads in Uttar Pradesh.
2 2017 IIT (BHU) First meeting of resource persons on ‘Propagation and mitigation model of mixed traffic road traffic noise for planning of mid-sized Indian cities’. Developing Indian model for road traffic noise : The way forward.
3 2017 IIT Roorkee National Conference on Road Transport Industry-Institute Partnership : A key to Infrastructure Development and management
4 2016 IIT (BHU) 8th National Conference on Wind Engineering --
5 2016 IIT Roorkee National conference on Fifteen Years of PMGSY Fifteen years of PMGSY in UP : Lessons learnt and the way ahead
  • Principal Investigator of highest individual project of the Institute amounting to Rs. 373.53 Lakhs sanctioned under IMPRINT India.
  • Started M.Tech. degree programme in Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU).
  • Developed curriculum for new M.Tech. degree programme.
  • Coordinator, STA, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana for Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1-joint M.Tech. supervised for student of NIT Kurukshetra (2013); 3 more under joint supervision with IET, Lucknow.
  • 1-joint Ph.D. in progress for student of IET, Lucknow; and Department of Mining Engineering, IIT (BHU).
  • 1-Ph.D. Thesis evaluated for IIT Roorkee.
  • Research papers reviewed for Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE):06 Nos.; Concrete & Composites (Elsevier):01 No.; Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier):02 Nos.
  • Professor Incharge, Transportation Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU), 2003-2017.
  • Renovated the Transportation Engineering Laboratory to accommodate increased number of student intake.
  • Engaged classes @ 2 periods per week on ‘Rural Technology’ at the Centre for Integrated Rural Development and Management, Faculty of Social Science, B.H.U. (2008-2017).
  • Theme leader, IIT (BHU), for the Pan-IIT programme IMPRINT INDIA for domain- Sustainable Habitat Design.
  • Participation in inter-IIT project SANDHI under leadership of IIT Kharagpur and made presentation on Issues on Infrastructure Development of Varanasi City in October 2014 at Kharagpur.
  • Finalisation of bids for Multi-Modal Inland Waterway Terminal at Ramnagar (Varanasi) and Haldia (West Bengal) on the National Waterway-1 for the Inland Waterway Authority of India.
  • Technical committee member for finalising ferry services for Allahabad Mahakumbh 2019 and cruise services between Varanasi and Allahabad for the IWAI, Govt. of India.
  • Designed recarpetting of runway for LBSI Airport Varanasi, CCSI Airport Lucknow and 4-Nos. for the Indian Air Force.
  • Senate, IIT (BHU) (2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17).
  • Institute Space Committee (since 2012).
  • Gandhi Technology Alumni Centre (GTAC) (since 2013).
  • Senate Library Committee (Chairman’s nominee, 2013-14).
  • Committee for framing Institute Testing and Consultancy Rules (2014-15).
  • Building Committee (VBS Purvanchal University, 2013-14).
  • Civil Works Committee (BHU, 2005-09).
  • Renovation of operation theatre and fire-fighting system for Sir Sunderlal Hospital (BHU, 2011-12 & 2012-13).