Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bengaluru CampusProf. P.V. Sivapullaiah
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bengaluru Campus
GITAM University

Prof. P.V. Sivapullaiah obtained Ph. D degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in 1977. He had taught at the Department of Civil Engineering of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, for nearly four decades. His areas of interest are geo Environmental Engineering, Waste Management, Soil Stabilisation and Ground Improvement. He has guided 23 students for Ph. D. conferment, guided 6 students for M.Sc. (Engg.) and several M. E. dissertation projects. Associated with many Ph. D projects of many other universities. Evaluated several Ph. D. theses for Anna University, Andhra University, Cochin University, Pondichery University, S V University, SKU Ananthpur, Osmania University, VTU, Belgaum, JNTU Hyderabad, IIT Madras, Bombay, Guwahati; MNNIIT – Allahabad, NIITs at Cochin, Surathkal, Warangal and Kurukshetra. He also reviewed papers for many international journals and conferences.

He has completed several sponsored projects and helped a number of industries as a consultant to develop their products. He has many major Research and Consultancy projects concentrated in the areas of Geoenvironmental Engineering. Some of his research projects include ‘Enhancing the storage capacity of Bugadanahally reservoir’, ‘The effect of Acid contamination on soils and its effects’, ‘Design for hazardous waste landfills’, ‘Remedial measures for chrome contamination’, ‘Environmental impact assessment studies for Bauxite Mining, ‘Comprehensive disposal plan for solid waste’ and other projects and consultations for organizations like, Karnataka Urban Water Supply & Drainage Board, M/s. Hindusthan Zinc Ltd., Chanderia, Hospet Steels, Karnataka, Eswari Global Metal Industries Pvt. Ltd., Mangalore, JSW steel Limited, Bellary, Hindalco Ltd. Belgaum, (formerly Indal Factory), Belgaum and many others.

He has published over 250 papers in International and National journals with Scopus h-index: 15, Google scholar h index: 18, i10 index: 32, and conference/seminar Proceedings. He has published 1 edited book and 6 chapters in Books. Delivered several Keynote addresses and invited lectures. He has organized several Short Term Courses and Seminars/Conferences. He has visited several countries like: USA, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Singapore etc on different occasions in various professional capacities. He has received awards like IGS- Industrial and Minerals and Chemicals Company Annual Prize for Best Paper- 1995 and 1996, IGS Smt. Indra Joshi Biennial Prize for the Best Paper Published in National/International Conferences/Symposium for the year 2008-09 and was awarded UGC-BSR Grant.

He has membership in several Professional bodies. He is Life Fellow of ‘Indian Geotechnical Society’, Life Member, ‘Clay Mineral Society of India’, ‘Instrument Society of India’, ‘Indian Society for Analytical Scientists’. He has been the Editor of ‘International Journal of Environmental Protection’, World Academic Publishing, Inc. up to 2013, and is the Editor of ‘Recent Trends in Civil Engineering & Technology’, STM Journals. He is currently the Chairman, Indian Geotechnical Society, Bangalore Chapter. In addition to these he is a member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Academic Council of the Central University of Jammu; Board of Studies for several Institutions like, NIITK, Surathkal, General BOS and related matters, G Pulla Reddy College of Engineering, SIT Tumkur, BEC, Bagalkote, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, Bangalore University; Members Governing Council, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore; Evaluation and Monitoring Committees, Development of Integrated Waste Processing and Engineered Sanitary Landfill Facilities at Kannahalli, Bangalore; Expert Committee for fixing qualifications to Scientific Staff Working in KSPCB, evaluation committee of scientist for UPSC, HAL, Selection/Promotions committee for Faculty of MNNIT Allahabad, NIIT Hazratbal, NIIT Surathkal, etc.; Expert committee member for many National bodies such as AICTE, NAAC, NBA, UGC, DST, MOEF, UPSC.

On superannuation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore he joined GITAM University, as Pro-Vice Chancellor in August 2016.