IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

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(पूर्व में बंगाल इंजीनियरिंग एंड साइंस यूनिवर्सिटी)

१८५६ से देश को सशक्त बनाना

Dr. Ambarish Ghosh


Civil Engineering

Date of Birth: 7th January, 1968

Academic Qualification

  • B. E. (Civil Engg.) First Class First, North Bengal University, 1990
  • M. Tech. (SMFE), IIT Kharagpur, 1992
  • Ph. D. (Environmental Geotechnics), IIT Kharagpur, 1996


  • University Medal from North Bengal University, University Topper among the students of all the discipline in the year 1990.

Area of Specialization

  • Geotechnical Engineering



  1. Residence: 2668 6790, 098312 86527
  2. Fax: 2668 5186


  1. EMail: ambarish@civil.becs.ac.in, ghosh1968@yahoo.co.in

Present Positions

  • Head, School of Disaster Mitigation Engineering, BESUS
  • Member of National Executive Committee of Indian Geotechnical Society
  • Hony. Secretary, Indian Geotechnical Society, Kolkata Chapter

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Life Member of Indian Geotechnical Society
  • Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India)

Courses Undertaken


  • (CE – 70X) Disaster Mitigation
  • (CE – 804/7) Environmental Geotechnics
  • (CE 703) Foundation Engineering
  • (CE 708) Foundation Engineering Sessional
  • (CE 803/2) Geotechnical Investigation and Practices (Elective I)
  • (CE 401) Surveying - II
  • (CE 503) Surveying - III
  • (CE 403) Planning Drawing & Estimation
  • (CE 603) Soil Mechanics – II
  • (CE 608) Soil Mechanics Laboratory
  • (CE 405) Planning Drawing & Estimation (Sessional)
  • (CE 808) Structural Engineering Laboratory
  • (CE 404) Concrete Technology Laboratory
  • (CE 201) Introduction to Computing
  • (CE X) Transportation Engineering Laboratory


  • (CE/P/GT/501) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • (CE/P/GT/502) Environmental Geotechnics
  • (CE/N/G-101) Advanced Soil Mechanics –I
  • (CE/N/G-205) Advanced Soil Mechanics –II
  • (CE 1033) Ground Improvement Techniques
  • (CE/N/G-403) Ground Improvement Techniques

Research Interest

  1. Utilization of Solid Waste in Civil Engineering Applications
    • Environmental Aspects of Fly Ash Utilization
    • Geotechnical Aspects of Fly Ash Utilization
    • Design and Construction of roads with soil/solid waste
    • Modelling for Utilization of Stabilized Fly Ash in Waste Containment Liner Application
    • Use of Geocomposites for Liner Application
    • Stabilization of Sludges Containing Toxic Metals
  2. (b) Ground Improvement Techniques
    • Remediation for Contaminated Soil
    • Use of Geotextiles to Solve Geotechnical Engineering Problems
    • Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Hazard Mitigation
    • Use of Geotubes in Civil Engineering Applications
  3. Numerical Modelling for Geotechnica Engineering Problems
  4. Study on Dynamic Properties of different Materials and liquefaction Hazard mitigation

Recent Publications 

  1. Chakraborty, Ritwik, Ghosh, Ambarish, Sudipta Ghosh and Mukherjee Somnath (2015), Evaluation of Contaminant Transport Parameters for Hexavalent Chromium Migration through Saturated Soil Media, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer,
  2. Chowdhury, I., Ghosh, A., and Dasgupta, S. P. (2015), Stiffness Degradation and Damping Augmentation of Soil under Earthquake Loading, EJGE, Vol (20), pp. 3851-3874.
  3. Chowdhury, I., Ghosh, A., and Dasgupta, S. P. (2015), Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction of Structures Resting on Soil under Earthquake Loading, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer p-ublished online 31st May 2015.
  4. Pal, Sujit and Ghosh, Ambarish. (2014). Volume Change Behavior of Fly Ash–Montmorillonite Clay Mixtures, ASCE, International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 14 (1), pp 59-68.
  5. Chakraborty, Ritwik and Ghosh, Ambarish. (2013). Three- Dimensional Analysis of Contaminat Migration through saturated Homogeneous Soil Media using FDM, ASCE, International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 13 (6), pp 699-712.
  6. Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A. (2012). “Uses of Anti Glare Screen Barrier in Economic, Financial Analysis and Determination of Optimal Debt Capacity Ratio for a Road Project, Korean Society of Civil Engineering,16(7),1104-1114
  7. Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A. (2011e). “Traffic and Revenue Forecast at Risk for a BOT Road Project”. Accepted by Korean Society of Civil Engineering
  8. Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A. (2012). “Evaluation of NPV at Risk.”Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering,6(2),243-254.
  9. Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh (2012), Economic and financial analysis for polymer modified bitumen, Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering 24(1), pp. 96-106.
  10. Chakraborty, Ritwik and Ghosh, Ambarish. (2012). “Analysis of 1D contaminant migration through saturated soil media underlying aquifer using FDM.” Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Mgmt., ASCE, 16(3), 229-242.
  11. Pal S. K. and Ghosh A. (2012). Hydraulic Conductivity of Fly Ash- Montmorillonite Clay Mixtures, Indian Geotechnical Journal.

Book/ Proceedings Published

  1. Proceedings of the Short Term Course on Soft Soil Engineering edited by B C Chattopadhyay, K K Chattopadhyay and A Ghosh, held in May 2008.
  2. Proceedings of the National Workshop on Damage Assessment Retrofitting and Strengthening of Buildings edited by A L Guha, K K Bhar, A Ghosh, held in January 2005, Kolkata.
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