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School of Disaster Mitigation Engineering

About the School


In the spirit of developing interdisciplinary research facilities and the development of different mitigation processes against natural hazards, the School of Disaster Mitigation Engineering has been established by this university in 2007. The experimental workstation of the school is under construction near the 2nd gate of this University, where a 1.5 m x 1.5m Horizontal single Axis Seismic Table is being installed in October 2008 under the TEQIP program. For the school, housing has been provided on the 3rd floor in the 8th storied new building under construction in the Southern portion of the University. Proposal for setting up Post Graduate Course in Disaster Mitigation Engg. / Earthquake Engg. are being framed for introduction shortly.

Previous Director

  • Prof. B.C. Chattopadhyay
  • Dr. Sekher Chandra Dutta

Dr. Ambarish Ghosh(e-mail: ambarish@civil.becs.ac.in), Professor, Department of Civil Engineering is presently appointed as the Director of the school to spearhead its initial development.

Academic Programs


# Title Duration Specializations Curriculum

Publications


  • 1 Das, S., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Multi-hazard disaster resilient housing with bamboo-based system, 212, 937-945, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 2018
  • 2 Mukhopadhyay, P. and Dutta, S. C., Rapid visual screening of earthquake-susceptible buildings, 170(2), 74-81, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Municipal Engineer, ICE, 2017
  • 3 Mukhopadhyay, P. and Dutta, S. C., Investigating Compressive and Cleavage Strengths of an Indian Bamboo Species, 27(9), 06014029-1-8, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. ISSN: 0899-1561, 2015
  • 4 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P. S., Saha, R. and Nayak, S., 2011 Sikkim Earthquake at Eastern Himalayas: Lessons learnt from performance of structures, 75, 121-129, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier. ISSN: 0267-7261, 2015
  • 5 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Goswami, K., Augmenting Strength of Collapsed Unreinforced Masonry Junctions: Principal Damage Feature of Walls Damaged by Moderate Indian Earthquakes, 14(4), 281–285, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE. ISSN: 1527-6998, 2013
  • 6 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C., Strongest Cyclone of the New Millennium in the Bay of Bengal: Strategy of RVS for Nonengineered Structures, 13(2), 97-105, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE. ISSN: 1527-6998, 2012
  • 7 Mukhopadhyay, P., Goswami, K., Chatterjee, P., Mandal, U., Bala, S., and Dutta, S. C., An attempt towards modeling the behaviour of masonry element under lateral loading with limited experimental verification, 40(1), 1-23, The Bridge and Structural Engineer, ING-IABSE, 2010
  • 8 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C., Performance of Sidr affected a Few Typical Non-engineered Buildings at the Ganges Delta, 96(1), 10-19, IABSE Symposium Report, IABSE, 2009
  • 9 Mukhopadhyay, P., Role of bamboo in seismic architecture, 22(2), 102-106, Indian Architect and Builder, Jasubhai Media. ISSN: 0971-5509, 2008
  • 10 Mukhopadhyay, P., Planning for primary education in Bally Municipality, West Bengal: The KUSP experience, 5(3), 27-42, ITPI Journal, Institute of Town Planners, India. ISSN: 0537-9679, 2008
  • 11 Mukhopadhyay, P., Mukhopadhyay, R., and Sarkar, B. L., Flood and storm resistant two-storied bamboo house on stilts: Reporting of first trial unit at the Building Centre of Birati, West Bengal, 12(3), 39-44, Thought - a socio-technical round-up, FOSET, 2008
  • 12 Mukhopadhyay, P., Performance of buildings during earthquake - configurational aspects., 88(27), 13-17, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Architectural Engineering Division, IE(I). ISSN: 0257-344X, 2007
  • 13 Mukhopadhyay, P., Engineering and technological education in West Bengal at the cross roads of a new millennium, 4(2), 15-23, Thought – a socio-technical round-up, FOSET, 2000
  • 1 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S. C, Indian bamboo as an alternative to timber: A critical evaluation from strength of material perspective., 1053-1061, Jt. Conf. Proc., 7th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng. and 5th Int. Conf. on Earthquake Eng. (7CUEE & 5ICEE), Mar 3-5, 2010, K. Kasai, Chair, eds., CUEE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2010
  • 2 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Goswami, K., Improving seismic performance of brick masonry junctions, 1745-1751, Jt. Conf. Proc., 7th Int. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Eng. and 5th Int. Conf. on Earthquake Eng. (7CUEE & 5ICEE), Mar 3-5, 2010, K. Kasai, Chair, eds., CUEE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2010
  • 3 Mukhopadhyay, P., Dutta, S. C., and Bhattacharya, S., Lessons learnt from the impact of Sikkim 2006 earthquake on heritage structures, 615-628, Proc., 3rd Greece-Japan Workshop, Sep 22-23, 2009, G. Gazetas, Y. Goto, and T. Tazoh, eds, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2009
  • 4 Dutta, S. C., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Bhattacharya, S., Impact of moderate earthquakes in post-Bhuj era: Case study of Sikkim 2006 and Durgapur 2008 earthquakes, India, 154-170, Proceedings, 3rd Greece-Japan Workshop, Sep 22-23, 2009, G. Gazetas, Y. Goto, and T. Tazoh, eds, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2009
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, P., Goswami, K., Chatterjee, P., Mondal, U., Bala, S., and Dutta, S. C., Behaviour of brick masonry under reversible cyclic loading., 1-7, Proceedings, All India Seminar on Emerging Trends in Civil Eng. Materials, Dec 5-6, 2008, ASCE - India Section, and, ICE(UK) - India (Eastern Region), Kolkata, India, 2008
  • 6 Pal, T., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Renewal of Raniganj bazar area, Bardhaman., 18-23, Proceedings, 5th All India People's Technology Congress, Shelter sub-congress, Feb 19-20, 2005, AIPSN, India, 2005
  • 7 Mukhopadhyay, P., New development challenges towards a holistic technical education policy for West Bengal, PS-1 to PS-10, Proceedings, National Seminar on Architecture and Town Planning Education and Profession – Changing Dimensions and Future Direction in 21st Century, 6-7 Feb 2004, Dept. of AT&RP, BEC(DU), India, 2004
  • 8 Halder, S., and Mukhopadhyay, P., The changing dimensions: Towards an appropriate curriculum for architecture, SH & PM-1 to SH & PM-10, Proceedings, National Seminar on Architecture and Town Planning Education and Profession – Changing Dimensions and Future Direction in 21st Century, 6-7 Feb 2004, Dept. of AT&RP, BEC(DU), India, 2004
  • 9 Mukhopadhyay, R., Roy, M. B., Sarkar, B.L., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Storm, flood and earthquake resistant value engineered bamboo housing for the EWS, 1-16, Proceedings, National Workshop on Alternative Building Methods (NWABM – 2002), Jan 16-18, 2002, K. S. Jagadish and K. S. Nagarjunda Rao, eds., Dept. of Civil Eng., IISc, Bangalore, 2002
  • 10 Mukhopadhyay, R., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Saha, S., Preservation of bamboo: Outcome of field experience & experiments, 11-15, Proceedings, Third All India People's Technology Congress, Shelter sub-congress, Feb 9-11, 2001, AIPSN, India, 2001
  • 11 Mukhopadhyay, R., Roy, M.B., Sarkar, B.L., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Value added design of group housing system for EWS living in flood-prone areas, 42-49, Proceedings, Third All India People's Technology Congress, Shelter sub-congress, Feb 9-11, 2001, AIPSN, India, 2001
  • 12 Mukhopadhyay, R., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Door and window fabrication by bamboo, 419- 423, Proceedings, 2nd All India People's Technology Congress, Habitat sub-congress, Feb 12-14, 1999, AIPSN, India, 1999
  • 13 Mukhopadhyay, P., Integrated rural development planning process: The experience of Rajnagar block, Birbhum, 443-451, Proceedings, 2nd All India People's Technology Congress, Habitat sub-congress, Feb 12-14, 1999, AIPSN, India, 1999
  • 1 Ray. Rajarshi and Mukhopadhyay, Parthasarathi., Study of Junctions with Bamboo: An Attempt Towards Their Classification, 4, 205-210, Oxford: Elsevier, In: Hashmi, Saleem and Choudhury, Imtiaz Ahmed (eds.). Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, 2020
  • 2 Mukhopadhyay, R. and Mukhopadhyay, P., Innovations in Bamboo and Concrete Based Construction for Sustainable and Durable Housing, Chapter 21 in Sustainable Building Technologies, 274-293, K.S. Jagadish, ed. BMTPC, 2019
  • 3 Mukhopadhyay, P., and Dutta, S.C., Indian Cyclones and Earthquakes: Their Impact on Structures, Chapter 4 in Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach, Bartlett Darius J., and Ramesh P. Singh, eds., 87-110, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2018
  • 4 Dutta, S. C., and Mukhopadhyay, P., Improving earthquake and cyclone resistance of structures: Guidelines for the Indian subcontinent, TERI, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-7993-302-2, 2012
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, P., “Technology innovations” in Bamboo in construction, 35-37, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), New Delhi, 2005
  • 6 Guha, S., Roy, G., Chattopadhyay, G., Sengupta, N., Mukhopadhyay, P., and Rakshit, D., Bigyan O Prajukti: Jyoti Basu’r Bhabna, FOSET, 2000
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    Prof. Chaitali Ray

    Email: hod@sdme.iiests.ac.in
    chaitali@civil.iiests.ac.in
    Phone: +91 33 2668 – 3223 (Extn: 664) / 9432262156