About the Author
Dr. K.R. Arora obtained his B.E. (Civil Engineering) in 1959 in First Class from Rajasthan University. Later he got his M.E. Degree with honours from Jodhpur University and Ph.D Degree from I.I.T., Delhi. Dr. Arora worked with Irrigation Department of Rajasthan for four years from 1959 to 1963 as Assistant Engineer. He was posted at Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, Rawat Bhata. He was associated with design, construction and inspection of various civil engineering structures, such as gravity and earth dams, buildings, roads and bridges. Dr. Arora joined M.B.M Engineering College, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jodhpur in 1963 as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Later he was appointed as Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. He taught various Civil Engineering subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Dr. Arora shifted to Engineering College, Kota, as Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, in 1983. He was responsible for the establishment of the various laboratories and other infrastructure facilities. He retired in 1997. Dr. Arora worked in Iraq on a Foreign Teaching Assignment for one year in 1981-82. He also worked as a Professer of Civil Engineering at AWTI (Ethiopia) under a U.N.D.P. Programme from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Arora has 38 years experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Dr. Arora has published a number of research papers in Indian and Foreign Journals and Conferences. He has written a number of text books on various Civil Engineering subjects. The books are appreciated by students, teachers and field engineers not only in India but also in foreign countries.