Dr SHANKAR B.S

Professor  & HOD

Department of Civil Engineering

Research Area

  • Groundwater contamination, Monitoring & mitigation
  • Water quality modelling
  • Cost-effective water and wastewater treatment
  • Heavy metals & mitigation

Bio

Dr. Shankar B.S heads the Department of Civil Engineering Department at the Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He has an overall experience of 31 years, including 29 years in teaching. His Ph.D. is in the field of Groundwater contamination and mitigation, which happens to be his main research thrust area, along with groundwater quality monitoring & modeling, cost effective water and wastewater treatment . He is guiding three Ph.D. students. He has served as a board member at different Universities and examiner for M. Tech and Ph.D. He has delivered several invited talks in prestigious institutions and chaired conferences. He has organized Conferences and seminars and been an advisory committee member in several conferences .He has two international patent grants to his credit in addition to 82 National and International Research Publications including prestigious peer-reviewed Scopus and Web of Science indexed journals like the Springer, Taylor and Francis and Elsevier. He is also a Referee/reviewer for International Journals such as ELSEVIER, SPRINGER, IJEWM, IJAR, IJPS, EES, BJAST, EJERS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS and the Editorial board member for International Academic journals. He is the Conference Head for Scientific & technical committee of Eminent Association of Pioneers, Member of Planetary Scientific Research Committee and Conference Technical committee. He is a life member of American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT), Indian society of Technical Education (I.S.T.E). Institution of Engineers (M.I.E) and Indian water resources society (I.W.R.S)

Academic Degrees

  • BE (CIVIL) from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore University, 1987.
  • ME (CIVIL, major : Environmental Engg) from UVCE, Bangalore University, 1990.
  • Ph.D (CIVIL), Dr MGR University,Chennai ,2009

Awards and Honors

  1. Adjudged best teaching faculty at MVJCE, 2004.
  2. Recipient of “Research Excellence” award, INSC, 2021.
  3. Referee for International Journals: IJEWM, IJAR, IJPS, EES, BJAST, EJERS,
    SPRINGER & ELSEVIER.
  4. Editorial board member for International Academic journals
  5. Conference Head for Scientific & technical committee of Eminent Association of
    Pioneers, Member of Planetary Scientific Research Committee.

PATENT GRANTS

  1. Patent 1: Status : GRANTED
    “Cost effective water filtration system and treatment method thereof”
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  2. Patent 2: Status : GRANTED
    “A critical evaluative process for the groundwater stability indices”
    http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/quickSearch.do?queryString=2021101309&resultsPerP
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Webinars

Organized

  1. Two-day Workshop on “Applications of GIS in Civil Engineering”,15th -16th April 2015, Alliance University, Bangalore.
  2. Two-day Faculty Development Programme on “STAAD PRO”, 14th -15th September 2016, Alliance University, Bangalore.
  3. Two-day International Conference on “Challenges and emerging trends in Engineering & Technology”,10 th -11 th March 2020, GCEM, Bangalore.

Attended

  1. AICTE & ISTE sponsored Short Term Training Programme on “Advanced Techniques and Standards in Testing of Engineering Materials”, Dept of Civil Engg, 26th March – 31st March 2001, MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  2. AICTE sponsored National Seminar on “Advanced Technologies in Industrial Hazardous Waste Management”, Environmental Engg Dept, 6th December-7th December 2004, SJCE, Mysore.
  3. One-day Workshop on “Environmental Pollution and Awareness”, Dept of Civil & Chemical Engineering, 14th March 2005, MVJCE, Bangalore.
  4. NPTEL Workshop on “Technology Enhanced Learning” Organized by IIT Madras, 5th September 2015, Alliance University, Bangalore.
  5. 3 Day FDP on “Orientation and Training sessions”, Organized by Office of Strategic Communications and Human Resources, Jain University in association with I- Nurture, September 21 st to 23 rd 2017, JGI Knowledge Campus, Bangalore.
  6. One day Workshop on “New Model Curriculum for First year BE/BTech- CBCS detailed syllabus as per OBE format “, Organized by VTU, 9 th May 2018, BNMIT,Bangalore.
  7. One week FDP on “Current issues of Geo-Environmental Pollution”, 23 rd July to 28 th July 2018 at MSRIT, Bangalore.
  8. Climate change impacts on hydrology of Western Ghat river catchment, AJIT Mangalore,2020.
  9. Sensitization of Environmental laws for pollution control with focus on Covid-19, AMC , Bangalore, 2020.
  10. 3 days FDP on Sustainable pavement materials, design and maintenance, BIT, 2020.
  11. One week FDP on Challenges in Civil Engineering, EWIT Bangalore 2020.
  12. Soft computing techniques in Civil Engineering, GMIT, 2020.
  13. Three day International Webinar (FDP) on Role of Civil Engineers for sustainable development ,MAR Baselios Institute of Technology, 2020.
  14. Road safety considerations for Indian Road traffic conditions, NNRESGI, 2020.

Publication

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS ( Nos 1-10 SCOPUS AND SCI INDEXED publications)

  1. A novel approach for the formulation of Modified Water Quality Index and its application for groundwater quality appraisal and grading https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/TQM5AIWEHDURUT5FJN4K/full?target=10.1080%2F10807039.2019.1688638&
  2. A critical assay of heavy metal pollution index for the groundwaters of Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, India
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-019-7453-9
  3. An appraisal of the groundwater quality status of Bangalore South district, Karnataka, India http://neptjournal.com/upload-images/NL-6-12-(12)B-1231-69-76..pdf
  4. Chromium Pollution in the groundwaters of an industrial area in Bangalore, India https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ees.2008.0043?journalCode=ees
  5. Assessment of water quality index for the groundwaters of an industrial area in Bangalore, India https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ees.2007.0231
  6. Hydrochemical assessment of the pollutants in groundwaters of Vrishabhavathi Valley Basin in Bangalore (India) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19295091/
  7. Groundwater quality degradation due to industrialization-A case study of K.R. Puram industrial area, Bangalore Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 2008 | journal-article EID: 2-s2.0-53149094020Part of ISSN: 02537141
  8. Impact of industrialization on groundwater quality – A case study of Peenya industrial area, Bangalore, India https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-007-9923-8
  9. Environmental degradation due to industrialization – A case study of whitefield industrial area, Bangalore, India https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ees.2007.0063
  10. Evaluation of quality indices for the groundwaters of an industrial area in Bangalore, India. http://neptjournal.com/upload-images/NL-10-17-(17)B-1230com.pdf
  11. 11. Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater and assessment of Hazard Quotient: A Case Study of K.R. Puram area in Bangalore, India https://www.ijesm.vtu.ac.in/index.php/IJESM/article/view/148
  12. A Critical Evaluation of the Water Stability Indices for the Groundwaters of Bommasandra Industrial Area in Bangalore, India http://www.aascit.org/journal/archive2?journalId=924&paperId=5395
  13. Evaluation of spatial and temporal variations in Groundwater quality using statistical techniques – a Case study http://ijaseat.iraj.in/paper_detail.php?paper_id=11307&name=Evaluation_of_Spatial_and_Temporal_Variations_in_Groundwater_Quality_using_Statistical_Techniques_-_A_Case_Study
  14. A Comprehensive Assessment of Spatial Interpolation Method using IDW Technique for the Groundwater Quality Evaluation of an Industrial Area in Bangalore, India http://www.aascit.org/journal/archive2?journalId=816&paperId=6933
  15. Evaluation of the origin, health threats and fate of Nitrate Nitrogen in the Groundwaters of Bangalore, India http://www.iraj.in/journal/journal_file/journal_pdf/6-445-15245678024-7.pdf
  16. Groundwater Quality Status and Pollution Assessment of K.R.Puram Industrial Area by the Use of Nemerow’s Pollution Index https://www.elixirpublishers.com/articles/1529408718_ELIXIR2018056209C.pdf
  17. Spatial distribution of Total dissolved solids in the groundwaters of Bangalore city, Karnataka, India https://www.wjert.org/home/article_abstract/90
  18. Application of Statistical Techniques for Modeling of Groundwater Quality Parameters https://www.ijrra.net/Vol2issue2/IJRRA-02-02-52.pdf
  19. 19. An Appraisal of Hazard Index Due to Nitrate Exposure in the Groundwaters of Bellandur, Bangalore, India https://www.elixirpublishers.com/articles/1529408718_ELIXIR2018056209C.pdf
  20. Low-cost treatment for attenuation of nitrate from groundwater https://academicjournals.org/journal/JETR/article-abstract/2689F6810709
  21. Determination of scaling and corrosion tendencies of water through the use of Langelier and Ryznar Indices https://www.scribd.com/document/332335781/Determination-of-Scaling-and-corrosion-tendencies-of-water-through-the-use-of-Langelier-and-Ryznar-Indices
  22. Shankar B.S. (2015).” Fluoride threat in the groundwaters of Bommanahalli area in Bangalore, India”. IJAIR; Vol 4, issue 8, pp 131-135.
  23. Shankar B.S. (2014). “Characterization and mapping of pollution hazard groundwater zones using GIS, International Journal on Environmental sciences ,Vol.5, No.1, pp.113-120.
  24. Balasubramanya N. and Shankar B.S (2014). “Progressive deteriortaion of groundwater quality in Vrishabhavathi Valley Basin, Bangalore, India, International Journal of Innovative Research in Advanced Engineering Vol.1, No.5, pp.61-66.
  25. Shankar B.S. (2012). “Seasonal Statistical Analysis and Inter-relationship between Groundwater Quality Parameters for Industrial Belts of Bangalore, India”, International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research (IJAIR) Vol.1, No.2, pp.47-53.
  26. Shankar B.S. (2012). “Iron Related Disorders and its Incidence in the Groundwaters of Bellandur Area, Bangalore, India”, International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research (IJAIR) Vol.1, No.2, pp.40-46.
  27. Shankar B.S. (2011). “Hazardous effects of nitrate and cost-effective techniques for its reduction from groundwater”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Ecotechnology. Vol.1, No.1, pp.37-44.
  28. Shankar B.S. (2011). “An Appraisal of Groundwater Chemistry and Interpretation of Hydrochemical Facies – A Case Study of Bommanahalli Industrial Area in Bangalore, India”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Ecotechnology. Vol.1, No.1, pp.67-80.
  29. Smita G. Jagannath, Shankar B.S and Balasubramanya N. (2021) “ Bisorption of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution using low-cost adsorbent”, Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Vol.50, No.5, pp.1-5. http://hustjournal.com/vol502021may-3/ 
  30. 30. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N., Rajashekarappa K.S. and Maruthesha Reddy. (2007) “Impact assessment of a tanning industrial cluster on groundwater quality”, International Journal of Environment and Ecology, Vol.25S, No.4A, pp.1343-1347.
  31. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Rajashekarappa K.S. (2007) “Impact of anthropogenicity on groundwater quality and mitigation thereof”, International Journal of Environment and Ecology, Vol.25S, No.4A, pp.1337-1342.
  32. Shankar B.S. and Gayathri H.N. (2008) “Incidence of pollution in the groundwaters of Bommasandra Industrial area in Bangalore, India”, Bulln of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 27, No.2, pp.91-98.
  33. Shankar B.S., Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Balasubramanya N. (2008) “Assessment of fluctuations in groundwater table of Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District, India”, Bulln of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 27, No.2, pp.79-83.
  34. Shankar B.S. and Balasubramanya N. (2008) “Computation of Water quality indices of an industrial area in Bangalore, India”, Journal of Environment and Ecology, Vol. 26, No.3, pp.1332-1336.
  35. Shankar B.S. and Gayathri H.N. (2008) “Evaluation of Hydro-Chemical Facies for the Groundwaters of K.R. Puram Industrial area in Bangalore, India”, Bulln of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 27, No.2, pp.171-180.
  36. Shankar B.S. and Balasubramanya N. (2007) “Impact assessment of industrial effluent discharges on groundwater quality”, National Journal of Technology, Vol 3, No.2, pp.34-41.
  37. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Maruthesha Reddy M.T. (2008) “Assessment of pollution potential of the groundwaters of Vrishabhavathi Valley basin in Bangalore, Karnataka”, Indian Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol 2, No1, pp.43-48.
  38. Shankar B.S., Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Balasubramanya N. (2007) “Incidence of fluoride contamination in the groundwaters of an industrial area”. Our Earth J, Vol 4, No. 3, pp.19-23.
  39. Maruthesha Reddy M.T., Shankar B.S., Murthy D.S.S. and Prabhakar B.C. (2007) “Water resources of Hoskote taluk”, Indian Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol1, No.2, pp.52-55.
  40. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Gayathri N. (2007) “Environmental pollution and modeling of groundwater quality parameters”, Our Earth J, Vol 4, No.4, pp.1-5.
  41. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Maruthesha Reddy M.T. (2008). “Incidence of groundwater contamination in an Industrial area of Bangalore, India”, Journal of Applied Hydrology, Vol.21, No.2.
  42. Shankar B.S. and Balasubramanya N. (2009) “Elevated concentrations of nitrate in groundwater and associated health risks”, National Journal of Technology, Vol 5, No.2, pp.52-59.
  43. An index based quality evaluation of groundwater—a case study of Whitefield area in Bangalore, India. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/R3SXBEDRZ69WF2VY4YT6/full?target=10.1080/03067319.2021.2002311

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Shankar B.S., Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Balasubramanya N. (2007) “Impact of Industrialization on Groundwater quality”, International Groundwater Conference on Water, environment & agriculture- present problems & future challenges at TNAU, Coimbatore, pp.77- 84.
  2. Shankar B.S., Murthy, D.S.S. and Maruthesha Reddy M.T. (2007) “Incidence of Pollution in the Groundwaters of Bommasandra Industrial area in Bangalore”, International Conference on Integrated Water resources management at the Institution of Engineers, Bangalore, pp.353-357.
  3. Shankar B.S and Balasubramanya N. (2008) “Degradation of groundwater quality due to industrialization”, IGWC 2008 at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, pp.242-247.
  4.  Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Maruthesha Reddy. (2009) “Trace metals concentration and their distribution”, International Conference on Advances in mechanical and building sciences in 3 rd millennium, VIT, Vellore.
  5. Shankar B.S. and Dayananda Reddy K.L. (2009) “Use of GIS for the characterization and mapping of pollution hazard groundwater zones”, International Conference on Advances in mechanical and building sciences in 3 rd millennium, VIT, Vellore.
  6. Shankar B.S., Shivakumar and Dayananda Reddy (2009) “Effect of discharge of industrial effluents on groundwater quality and related health disorders”, International Conference on Environment, occupation and lifestyle concerns, Bangalore.
  7. Shankar B.S., Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Balasubramanya N. (2009) “Anamolous zones of water quality parameters in Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District, Karnataka, India”, International Conference on Environment, occupation & lifestyle concerns, Bangalore.
  8. Shankar B.S. and Latha S. (2008) “Iron contamination in the groundwaters of Bellandur area, Bangalore, India” International Conference: Clichens -09, Chennai.
  9. Shankar B.S (2015) “Environmental Impact of a Tanning Industrial cluster on Groundwater quality of Bangalore, India, with special reference to Chromium”, International Groundwater Conference on Chemical, Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ICEES 2015) at Pattaya, Thailand,pp.124-128.
  10. Shankar B.S (2017) “Evaluation of the origin, health threats and fate of Nitrate Nitrogen in the Groundwaters of Bangalore, India”, International Conference on Recent Trends inEnvironmental Science and Engineering, RTESE’17 at APS College of Engineering, Bangalore, pp.130-133.
  11. Shankar B.S (2017) “Evaluation of Spatial and Temporal variations in Groundwater quality using Statistical Techniques- A Case Study”, International Conference on Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering, RTESE’17 at APS College of Engineering, Bangalore, pp.134-139.
  12. Shankar B.S. and Nimitha S. (2020) “Corrosion and Scaling propensities of Groundwater through the use of Chemical Indices”, 5 days International Conference: Sustainability & New Paradigms in Civil Engineering, 7 th to 11 th December 2020 at DSCE, Bangalore. 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Shankar B.S., Maruthesha Reddy and Balasubramanya N. (2006) “Transient impact of industrial effluents on the Groundwater quality of Bommanahalli Industrial area,
    Bangalore”: National Conference on Civil Engg: Meeting the challenges of tomorrow, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, pp.557-562.
  2. Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Shankar B.S. (2006) “Aquifer performance of the site at MVJ Medical college and Hospital, Hoskote”, National Conference on Civil Engineering: Meeting the challenges of tomorrow at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, pp. 563-568.
  3. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Gayathri H.N. (2006) “Environmental Pollution evaluation and mitigation thereof”, National Conference on Quality, sustainability and social responsibility at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Satyamangala, Erode, pp. 69-74.
  4. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Dayananda Reddy K.L. (2006) “Environmental impact assessment of Industrial effluent irrigation”, National Conference on Hydraulics and water resources (HYDRO-2006) at Bharathi Vidyapeeth college of Engineering, Pune, pp. 314-322.
  5. Shankar B.S. (2006) “Assessment of Groundwater contamination due to industrialization”, National Seminar on Power &Environment’ at VTU, Belgaum, pp. 71-76.
  6. Shankar B.S., Dayananda Reddy K.L. and Maruthesha Reddy M.T. (2006) “Impact of Industrialization on Groundwater quality” , National Conference on Environmental degradation and Pollution Control (ENVIRO-2006) at PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore, pp.31-35.
  7. Dayananda Reddy K.L. and Shankar B.S. (2006) “Migration of ions in soil under electrical gradient”, National Conference on Environmental degradation and pollution control (ENVIRO-2006) at PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore, pp. 213-216.
  8. Shankar B.S., Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Dayananda Reddy K.L. (2007) “Fluoride levels in the groundwaters of Hoskote industrial area”, National Conference on “Watershed management and impact of environmental changes on water resources, at JNTU, Hyderabad, pp.294-300.
  9. Dayananda Reddy K.L. and Shankar B.S. (2007) “Rate of transport of ions in soil under the influence of Electrical gradient”, National Conference on Watershed management & impact of Environmental changes on water resources, at JNTU, Hyderabad, pp.332-338.
  10. Maruthesha Reddy M.T. and Shankar B.S. (2007) “Soil and water conservation”, National Conference on Watershed management and impact of environmental changes on water resources, JNTU, Hyderabad, 112-119.
  11. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Maruthesha Reddy (2007) “Environmental degradation due to urbanization and Industrialization- a case study”, National Conference on Emerging trends in Civil Engineering (ETCE-2007) at SSIT, Tumkur, pp. 295-301.
  12. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Maruthesha Reddy. (2007) “Chromium pollution in the groundwaters of an industrial area in Bangalore”, National Conference on Emerging trends in Civil Engineering (ETCE-2007) at SSIT, Tumkur, pp. 288-294.
  13. Shankar B.S. and Latha S. (2008) “A critical assessment of groundwater pollution status and mitigation thereof”, National Conference on Biological Sciences- their impact on global environment at SJR College, Bangalore.
  14. Shankar B.S., Balasubramanya N. and Gayathri H.N. (2008) “Groundwater quality monitoring and modeling of water quality parameters”, National Conference on Biological Sciences- their impact on global environment at SJR College, Bangalore.
  15. Shankar B.S., Latha S. and Maruthesha Reddy M.T. (2008) “Groundwater quality status of MVJ Medical College, Dandupalya, Hoskote taluk, Bangalore”, National Conference on Biological Sciences- their impact on global environment at SJR College, Bangalore.
  16. Shankar B.S. and Dayananda Reddy K.L. (2008) “Degradation and movement of pesticides in Soil and water”, National Conference on Applications of GIS in Civil Engineering at Karunya University, Coimbatore, pp.200-209.
  17. Shankar B.S., Dayananda Reddy and Shivakumar (2008) “Assessment of mathematical index for the groundwaters of an industrial area in Bangalore”, National conference on Groundwater resources: conservation & management at Hisar, Haryana, pp.112-115.
  18. Shankar B.S.,Shivakumar & Dayananda Reddy (2008) “Evaluation and statistical modeling of groundwater quality parameters”, National conference on Groundwater resources: conservation & management at Hisar, Haryana,pp.171-176.
  19. Shankar B.S., Shivakumar and Dayananda Reddy (2009) “Elevated levels of nitrate in groundwaters of Bellandur area of Bangalore and associated health risks”, National conference on Climate and global changes at NIH, Roorke.
  20. Shankar B.S., Shivakumar and Dayananda Reddy (2009) “Application of computer techniques for the determination of hydrochemical facies”, National conference on Climate and global changes at NIH, Roorke.
  21. Shankar B.S. and Balasubramanya N. (2009) “Statistical Analysis of Groundwater Quality Parameters for Industrial Belts of Bangalore”, National conference on Innovation without limits- CEC 09 at National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, pp.514-518.
  22. Shankar B.S (2009) “Determination of Groundwater Quality Indices For Whitefield Industrial Area In Bangalore”, National conference on Innovation without limits- CEC 09 at National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, pp.533-536.
  23. Shankar B.S. and Balasubramanya N. (2009) “Statistical Modeling – Correlation and Prediction of Groundwater Quality Parameters”, CEC 09 at NIT, Hamirpur.pp.510-513.
  24. Shankar B.S. and Balasubramanya N. (2010) “Nitrate hazards in groundwater and low- cost treatment for its reduction”, National conference on Climate change and Environmental resource management”, CCERM 2010 at VEC, Chennai.
  25. Shankar B.S (2010) “TDS levels and contours for the groundwaters of Bangalore”, National conference on Climate change and Environmental resource management”, CCERM 2010 at VEC, Chennai.
  26. Shankar B.S. and Latha S. (2019) “ Investigations on Effluent Discharge Influences on Groundwater Quality of an Industrial Area in Bengaluru, India”, National conference on Genetics and limitations-implications on Commerce, Science and Management Studies,Gopalan College with Bengaluru North University, at GCC, Bangalore.
  27. Latha S. and Shankar B.S. (2019) “Grading of Groundwater used for irrigation in Markandeya Reservoir Basin, Belgaum distict, Karnataka, National conference on Genetics and limitations-implications on Commerce, Science and Management Studies, Gopalan College with Bengaluru North University, at GCC, Bangalore.