Prof. P V Sivapullaiah

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Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore - 5600 012,  India.





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Membership of Professional Bodies:

Life Fellow:

  1. Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi.

Life Member:

  1. Clay Mineral Society of India.


  1. Instrument Society of India.


  1. Indian Society for Analytical Scientists Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Member.

Member :

  1. International Sociaty for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Committee.


Member, Expert Committee


  1. Academic Council of the Central University of Jammu

  2. Board of Studies for several many Universities and Institutions like, NIITK, Surathkal, General BOS and related matters, Bangalore University, G Pulla Reddy College of Engineering, S I T Tumkur, BEC, Bagalkote, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur,

  3. Governing Council, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore,

  4. Evaluation and Monitoring Committees, Development of Integrated Waste Processing and Engineered Sanitary Landfill Facilities ar Kannahalli, Bangalore,

  5. Expert Committee for fixing qualifications to Scientific Staff Working in KSPCB, evaluation committee of scientist for UPSC, HAL, Selection/Promotions committee for Faculty of National Institute of Technology, Hazratbal, NIIT Surathkal etc.

  6. Expert committee member for many National bodies such as AICTE, NAAC, NBA, UGC, DST, MOEF, UPSC etc.,

Research Areas / Guidance of Students

  1. Environmental Geotechnics; Soil Stabilisation; Ground Improvement.


  1. Guided 16 students for Ph. D. conferments and guiding another 5 students of Ph. D at present.


  1. Guided 4 students for M.Sc.(Engg.) and Several M E dissertation projects.


  1. Evaluated several Ph. D thesis for Anna University, Andhra University, Cochin University, S V University, Osmania University, NIIT Allahabad, Surathkal, Warangal, Pondichery Univesity, VTU, Belgaum, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati.


  1. Reviewed papers for many international journals and conferences.



  1. Published more than 220 papers in International and National Journals and conference / seminar Proceedings. 6 Chapters in Books and 1 Edited Book, hindex:13
    Member Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Environmental Protection, Frontiers in Soil Science



  1. Received IGS - Industrial and Minerals and Chemicals Company Annual Prize for Best Paper- 1995 and 1996IGS.


  1. Smt. Indra Joshi Biennial Prize for the Best Paper Published in National / International Conferences/Symposium for the year 2008-09.


  1. Awarded UGC-Basic Scientific Research Grant.


  1. Teaching at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, for over 3 decades.


  1. Delivered several Keynote addresses and invited lectures.


  1. Organised several Short Term Courses and Seminars/Conferences.

Visits Abroad

  1. Visited several countries like U S A, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Singapore etc.