Basic civil and environmental engineering paper has been introduced for the undergraduate students of Pune University. The course is aimed at imparting basic knowledge of civil engineering encompassing various types of constructions and automation in construction and environmental engineering covering ecology and ecosystem, environmental pollution, energy resources, EIA and built environment.
This book is written with a view to provide diverse information on the subject in a lucid stylee.
About the Author(s):
C.P. Kaushik is Professor and former Chairman, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Dean, Faculty of Non-Conventional Sources of Energy and Environmental Science, and Dean, Academic Affairs, G.J. University, Hisar, India. He obtained his M.Phil., and Doctorate from the University of Delhi, Delhi. He has a vast teaching and research experience of 33 years of which more than 13 years as a Professor. He was awarded various National Scholarships/Fellowships during his academic and research career. He has a large number of research publications in international and national journals of repute. He is reviewer of many international and national journals. He has guided several M.Phil., M.Tech. and Ph.D. students and has handled a number of major research and consultancy projects. He has attended many international and national conferences and chaired technical sessions in some of them. He has visited Canada and several European countries in connection with research and academics. He has also organised many international and national conferences, workshops and consortia. He is member of several prestigious committees of Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI, University Grants Commission, Department of Science and Technology, GOI, National Council of Educational Research and Training, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Department of Environment, Govt. of Haryana and academic and administrative bodies of various Indian Universities. He is a member of State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) of the State EIA Authority of Haryana.
Dr. S.S. Bhavikatti studied at BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli for his BE (Civil) degree and graduated from Karnataka University, Dharwad in 1963, sharing first rank with another candidate. The same year he joined Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal (presently NITK, Surathkal), as a teacher. He secured ME degree in Structural Engineering in 1967 from University of Roorkee, Roorkee (presently IIT Roorkee) under Technical Teachers Training Programme and Ph.D. degree in 1977 from IIT Delhi under Quality Improvement Programme. He served at NITK, Surathkal in different capacities like Head of Civil Engineering Department; Chairman, Center for Continuing Education, Chairman, Central Computer Center and Dean (Administration). From November 2001 to November 2005, he served at SDM College of Engineering, Dharwad. He also served at RYMEC, Bellary as Principal for 1 year 9 months. Presently he is Emeritus Fellow, the Fellowship offered by AICTE, New Delhi and now is serving at BVB College of Engg. and Tech., Hubli. He has published more than 60 technical papers and 23 books. He has guided 62 students for M.Tech. thesis and 5 students for Ph.D. He was a member of organizing scientific committees of international seminars organized by IASS held at Taegue (South Korea) in 1990, Tokyo (Japan) in 1993 and Taipei (Taiwan) in 1997. He is also a member of several Indian and international professional bodies.
Anubha Kaushik is Professor, and has been Dean and Chairperson, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, G.J. University of Science & Technology, Hisar, India. She obtained her doctorate from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and has been teaching ecology and environmental sciences in M.D. University, Rohtak, K.U. Kurukshetra and G.J. University, Hisar for the last 25 years. She has won 8 gold medals in her academic career and was awarded Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Fellowship Award and Gold Medal and various National Scholarships/Fellowships. She has published a large number of research papers in international and national journals of repute and guided several P.G. and doctoral thesis. She is in the editorial board of several international and national journals and reviewer of many international journals of environment. She has attended many international and national conferences, seminars and workshops and chaired technical sessions in some. She has been a member of the Appellate Authority, Haryana and a member, state steering committee of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan; Nominee State Environmental Protection Council, Haryana; Resource person of United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI, Fulbright) at International Round Table (SAARC) on Environment and Health, and member of several other prestigious academic and advisory committees of University Grants Commission, All India Radio and various Indian Universities. She has visited Canada and several European countries in connection with research and academics.