Dr. R N Sankhua

Dr. R.N. Sankhua is presently working as Chief Engineer, (South), NWDA, Hyderabad, belongs to 1990 batch of UPSC Engg. Services. He obtained his B.E.(Hons) degree in Civil Engg from NIT-Rourkela with top position and then continued his Masters in IIT-Kharagpur. Subsequently, he obtained his M.E.(Hons)(WR) and Ph.D. from IIT Roorkee. He contributed 172 papers to International/National Journals/IntConf and completed 18 technical studies on remote sensing & GIS. He guided 7Ph.D theses and 30 Masters in water resources from IIT Mumbai and University of Pune. He completed the studies on i) Reassessment of basin wise water potential using space inputs in association with ISRO, ii) Basin planning study of Brahmani-Baitarani with CSIRO Australia.
Authored 4 books :
i) Practical GIS in Water Resources
ii) MATLAB for Engineers
iii) Fun with advanced MATLAB
iv) Statistical analysis in Water Resources.
Organized 60 training programs and delivered more than 1600 lectures in water resources in Universities and many institutes of repute.
i) Bharat SikhaRatanAward -2012 by Global Society of Health & Educational Growth, New Delhi,
ii) Indira Gandhi SadbhavnaAward- 2013 by International Business Council, New Delhi
iii) Achiever’sExcellenceAward- 2014
iv) Rashtra RatanAward by 2014, Achiever’s association for Econ. Research & Development, New Delhi
v) Best guide award for Masters Dissertation for the years 2010 and 2011 by IWRS.
His areas of interest include spatial modelling, IT & hydroinformatics, fluvial hydraulics, hydrological & hydraulic modelling through about 100 software packages.He is life member of professional societies like, Indian Society of Technical Education, Institute of Engineers (India), Indian Water Resources Society, Indian Society of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology, Indian Assoc. of Hydrologists and Indian Geomatics Society.