Soil and Water Engineering

About Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

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The major activities of the department can be categorized as Teaching, research and Extension in the field of agricultural engineering with specific thrust on Soil and Water Engineering.

 

Education

The department of Soil and Water Engineering is involved in teaching B Tech (Agri Engg) and M tech (Agri Engg) with specific thrust on Soil and Water Engineering. The faculty of the department are engaged in teaching 16 courses subjects in B tech and 15 subjects in M tech in the discipline of Soil and Water Engineering that includes 20 credits in major courses; 14 credits in minor and supporting courses and 20 credits for research, 1 credit for seminar and a non credit in-plant training of 3 weeks. M Tech (Agri Engg) with specialization in Soil and Water Engineering includes the areas of soil and water conservation, irrigation water management, hydrology, watershed management, ground water hydrology, irrigation systems and pumps and GIS and Remote sensing.

Courses covered in B Tech under the department of Soil and Water Engineering

  1. Engineering Drawing : 2 (0+2) credits
  2. Surveying and Leveling : 3(1+2) credits
  3. Engineering Mechanics : 3 (2+1) credits
  4. Soil Mechanics : 3 (2+1) credits
  5. Watershed Hydrology : 3 (2+1) credits
  6. Fluid Mechanics : 3 (2+1) credits
  7. Irrigation Engineering : 3 (2+1) credits
  8. Soil and Water Conservation Engg : 3 (2+1) credits
  9. Strength of materials : 3(1+2) credits
  10. Ground water, wells and pumps : 3(1+2) credits
  11. Drainage Engineering : 3(1+2) credits
  12. Soil and Water Conservation structures : 3(1+2) credits

Electives

  1. Micro irrigation system design : 3(1+2) credits
  2. Watershed Planning and Management : 3(1+2) credits
  3. Remote sensing and GIS Applications : 3(1+2) credits
  4. Project : 3(1+2) credits
  5. In plant training : 20 credits

Courses offered in M Tech under the department of Soil and Water Engineering

  1. Watershed Hydrology             : 3(1+2) credits
  2. Design of Farm irrigation System : 3(1+2) credits
  3. GIS and remote Sensing : 3(1+2) credits
  4. Ground Water Engineering : 3(1+2) credits
  5. Agricultural Drainage System                         : 3 (2+1) credits
  6. Watershed Management and Modeling : 3(1+2) credits
  7. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering : 3(1+2) credits
  8. Open Channel Flow : 3(1+2) credits
  9. Water quality and Pollution Control : 3(1+2) credits
  10. Water resources System Engineering             : 3(1+2) credits
  11. Masters research : 5+0

List of the staff for Soil water Engineering Department

Sanctioned Strength

  • Professor : 1 nos
  • Associate professor:
    1. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (IDE) – 2 nos
    2. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering (SWCE) : 2 nos
  • Assistant Professor
    1. Assistant professor (IDE): : 2 nos
    2. Assistant Professor (SWCE) : 2 nos
    3. Assistant Profession (Civil) : 2 nos

Present Strength

Sl No Name Designation Qualification Email
1 Dr. Ajay Kumar Vashisht Associate Professor (IDE) B Tech (Agri Engg); M Tech (Soil and Water Engg) ; PhD (Ground Water) akvashisht74@gmail.com
2 Dr. Bharat Chandra Kusre Associate Professor (IDE) B Tech (Agri Engg); M Tech (Soil and Water Conservation (Engg) ; PhD (Hydrological Modeling) kusrebharat@gmail.com
3 Dr. Deepak Jhajharia Associate Professor (SWCE) B Tech (Agri Engg); M Tech (Water Resources Engg) ; PhD (Hydrology) jhajharia75@rediffmail.com
4 Dr. Sontosh Rangarao Yadav Assistant Professor (SWCE) B Tech (Agri Engg); M Tech (Soil and Water Conservation (Engg) ; PhD (Hydrology) sryadav52@gmail.com
5 Dr. Ghanshyam T Patle Assistant Professor (IDE) B Tech (Agri Engg); M Sc  (Irrigation and Drainage (Engg) ; PhD (Soil and Water Conservation Engg)) gtpatle77@gmail.com

 

List of the Non-Teaching Staff

Sl. No. Name Designation e-mail
1 Mr. Premkumar Singh Farm Assistant singhprem93@yahoo.com
2 Mr. Dilip Kumar Rai MTS sunu.512@rediffmail.com
3 Mrs. Bishnu Maya Chettri MTS bishnuchettri2007@gmail.com
4 Mrs. SunitaYadav MTS yadavsunita88@yahoo.co.on

 

Research Projects in Department of Soil & Water Engineering

NAME OF THE PROJECT Project under duration FUNDING ORGANIZATION Sanction Amount Sanction Date STATUS
EXTRA MURAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Prediction of lean season discharge of springs for efficiently managing it to fulfill water needs of the mountain inhabitants Dr. AK Vashisht, Associate Professor 4 Yrs (Dec 2012-Dec 2016) DST, Govt. of India 17.31 Lakh Dec 2012 Ongoing
Water Poverty in NE region and its potential mitigation through agricultural water management for sustainable livelihood improvement: A pilot project in Sikkim Dr. J. Panda , Associate Professor 3 years DST, Govt. of India 40 Lakh Closed
Soil Moisture Characterization and its Impact on Productivity of Large Cardamom in Sikkim Dr.B.C.Kusre,

Associate Professor

3 years (Aug 2014 to 2017) DST, Govt. of India 46.60 Lakh Aug. 2014 Ongoing
Mapping of Natural Resource and Developing Strategy for Water Resource Management in Sikkim Dr.B.C.Kusre,

Associate Professor

2 Years ((Aug. 2012-Aug. 2016) DST, Govt. of India 15.70 Lakh Aug. 2014 Ongoing
Pilot project of Technology transfer, credit counseling & market advocacy through farmer’ club in Sikkim Dr. J Panda, Associate Profesor 2 years NABARD, Govt. of India Completed
INTRA MURAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Impact of particle size distribution of filter material on water turbidity and flow rate for use in drip irrigation and ground water recharge Dr. A K Vashisht, Associate Professor 1 Yrs (April 2014- March 2015) CAU, Imphal 1.35 Lakh April 2015 Ongoing
Morphological Analysis and Prioritization of selected Watersheds of Sikkim Using RS & GIS Dr. J Panda Associate Professor CAU. Imphal Completed
Chemical Analysis of Ranikhola&Bushkkhola river water for irrigation and domestics uses of CAEPHT Campus Dr. S R Yadav, Assistant Professor 1 Year CAU, Imphal 88,500/- Completed
Performance evaluation of drip irrigation system for selected vegetation crops in Sikkim Dr. G T Patle, Assistant Professor 1 Yrs& 3 Months CAU, imphal 77,000/- Feb. 2008 Completed
Determination of hydraulic performance of micro irrigation system emitter in hilly terrain of NE region Dr. BC Kusre, Associate Professor 1 Year ( Nov.2013- Oct 2014) CAU, Imphal 1.10 Lakh Nov 2013 Completed
Effect of substrates on growth characteristics, yield and water use efficiency of tomato in soil less culture Er. V  Pandey, Assistant Professor CAU, Imphal Submitted (not approved)
Assessment of infiltration rate of a paddy growing area in a micro watershed of Sikkim Dr. G T Patle, Assistant Professor 1 Year (Oct. 2015- Sept. 2016) CAU, Imphal 1.16 Lakh Oct. 2015 Ongoing

 

 

 

List of Laboratories in the Department

  1. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Laboratory Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  2. Soil Water Conservation Laboratory Soil Mechanics Laboratory
  3. Engineering Mechanics
  4. Remote Sensing and GIS Lab
  5. Strength of Material
  6. Surveying and Levelling Laboratory
  7. Water quality and analysis Laboratory
  8. Engineering Drawing

 

 

 

List of the Major equipment in Soil Water Engineering Department

  1. Soil Water Conservation Laboratory
Sl. No

1

Particular of equipment

2

1 Drainage & Seepage Tank
2 Canopy Analyser
3 Automatic Sediment Analyzer
4 Neutron Probe Moisture meter
5 Hydro Meteorological Data Acquisition System
6 Laser Leaf Area meter
7 Consolidated apparatus (single gang)
8 Coshocton Wheel Silt Sampler 30 cm
9 Laboratory Permeability Apparatus
10 Unconfined Compression Tester
11 Shear Apparatus

 

  1. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Sl. No. Name of Equipment
1 Francis Turbine
2 Hydraulic Bench
3 Pelton Wheel Turbine
4 Centrifugal Pump Test Set up
5 Darcy’s Apparatus
6 Hydraulic Rig Ram (closed circuit)
7 Open Channel Apparatus (closed circuit)
8 Reciprocating pump test set up
9 Tilting hydraulic flume

 

  1. List of Equipment in Strength of Material laboratory
Sl. No. Name of Equipment
1 Fatigue  Testing Machine
2 Abrasion test machine

 

 

  1. List of Equipments and Software in Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory
Sl. No. Name of Equipment
Hardware facilities
1 Computers
2 Plotter
3 A0 size Scanner
Software’s
4 Surface Water Modeling
5 Arc GIS
6 ERDAS
7 Geometica Software

 

  1. List of equipment in Surveying and Levelling
Sl. No. Name of Equipment
1 Prismatic Compass with Stand
2 Theodolite
3 Digital Planimeter
4 Plane Table set
5 Automatic Level
6 Tangent Clinometer
7 Dumpy Level

 

  1. List of the equipment in Water quality and analysis Laboratory
Sl. No. Name of Equipment
1 Portable Turbidity meter

 

  1. List of instruments in Soil mechanics laboratory
Sl. No

1

Particular of equipment

2

1 Drainage & Seepage Tank
2 Canopy Analyser
3 Automatic Sediment Analyzer
4 Neutron Probe Moisture meter
5 Hydro Meteorological Data Acquisition System
6 Laser Leaf Area meter