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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

Projects


  • 1 Re-Assessment of Howrah Dewatering Scheme for Construction of UG Howrah Station under East West Metro Rail Project, Contract :UG-1
    Funding Agent: TRANSTONNELSTROY – AFCONS J. V

  • 2 Re-Assessment of Vent Shaft & New Mahakaran Dewatering Scheme for Construction of UG Vent Shaft and New Mahakaran Station” under East West Metro Rail Project, Contract :UG-1
    Funding Agent: TRANSTONNELSTROY – AFCONS J. V

  • 3 Measures for river bank protection adjoining the proposed G+XI - Primarily Residential Building at Premises No. 20 & 22 B.G.T. Road, Mouza- Bhadrakali, Uttarpara, Dist. – Hooghly, West Bengal
    Funding Agent: Regent Hirise Pvt. Ltd.

  • 4 Design of Riverbank Protection for Proposed Jetty at Kukrahati
    Funding Agent: Bengal Concessions Private Ltd.,

  • 5 Study and Design Engineering of Sheet Pile for Shore Protection against Massive Erosion to save Century Old IGWTP, Palta
    Funding Agent: Bridge and Roof Co.(India) Ltd.

  • 6 Design, engineering, procurement, construction and completion of 7.4 km, 2(two) lane elevated Road between Jinjira Bazar and Batanagar on Budge Budge Trunk Road in Kolkata along with the widening of the existing 2 (two) lane road by addition of two lanes on both sides of the elevated fly – over through construction of an at grade road and construction of a 1.5 m footpath at the side of at grade roads - Proposal for Vetting of detail design of road, substructure and superstructure.
    Funding Agent: L&T
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 7 Vetting of Drawing of 4 lane Elevated Corridor along Kazi Nazrul Avenue ( VIP Road)
    Funding Agent: ILFS
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 8 Field Quality Assessment for Concrete and Soil for Bakreshwar Thermal Power Project
    Funding Agent: BHEL, India
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 9 Testing of Dredged Soil at Haldia
    Funding Agent: HAM, Holland DCI, India
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 10 Soil Exploration Work at different Infrastructure Projects of HOWRAH IMPROVEMENT TRUST ( six sites)
    Funding Agent: HOWRAH IMPROVEMENT TRUST

  • 11 Soil Exploration at different Infrastructure Projects of HOWRAH IMPROVEMENT TRUST ( ten sites)
    Funding Agent: HOWRAH IMPROVEMENT TRUST
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 12 Soil Exploration Work at Five Sites at Burdwan Medical College Campus
    Funding Agent: P. W. (CB) Directt.
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 13 Planning and Design of Hospital Building at LALBAGH, MUSHIDABAD
    Funding Agent: M/s Fortune Multi-specialty Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 14 Vetting of detail design of substructures and superstructure of Chandan Nagar ROB of KMDA Flyovers and ROBs excluding span between P19 and P20 along with the proposed road including the minor bridge over river Saraswati
    Funding Agent: M/S Larsen & Toubro Limited, Construction Infrastructure IC
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 15 Soil Exploration Work two colleges, one university and six BLRO Office Sites at Burdwan
    Funding Agent: P. W. (CB) Directt.
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 16 Soil Exploration Work at three Plots of HIT
    Funding Agent: Howrah Improvement Trust
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 17 Pre tender design advisory consultancy for “Design and construction of 578 m long Theng tunnel including geological investigation and studies, design of tunnel and construction of tunnel proper including Civil as well as Electrical/Mechanical works along with approaches at KM 86.9 on Gangtok-Chungthang road under project Swastik in Sikkim state”
    Funding Agent: M/S ITD Cementation India Limited
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 18 Renovation, rehabilitation and Strengthening of old arch masonary bridge over river Banka at Birhata on G.T. Road Burdwan
    Funding Agent: Burdwan Development Authority
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 19 Review on the Structural Safety of River Crossing Transmission Tower across River Hooghly pertaining to 400KV Double Circuit Haldia-Subhasgram Transmission Line
    Funding Agent: M/S Haldia Energy Limited
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 20 Consultancy services for Project Preparation of Package III: Mogra-Kampa-Barojaguli in the Hooghly and Nadia District of West Bengal, India including Major Bridge over River Saraswati, ROB at Bansberia, Elevated Corridor at Junction of Barrackpore Expressway, Interchange at Kampa Junction and State of Art Extradosed Cable Stayed Bridge ( over river Ganges-Hooghly)
    Funding Agent: RITES LIMITED
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 21 Stability test of Dyke/ Embankment through the proposed Navigational Channel across Nayachara Island as a Long Term Measures of KoPT
    Funding Agent: WAPCOS Ltd.
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 22 Vetting of Drawing of 4 lane Elevated Corridor along Kazi Nazrul Avenue ( VIP Road) from Kestopur to Jora Mandir
    Funding Agent: IL&FS Infrafrastructure Development Corporation Limited
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 23 Geotechnical Investigation for the Construction of Proposed RCC Bridge over River Bidya connecting Godkhali and Gosaba Bazar in the District of South 24 Parganas,
    Funding Agent: Highway Survey Division – III P. W. (Roads) Directorate Bhabani Bhawan, Kolkata 700 027
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 24 CONSORTIUM Seismic Hazard Assessment, Microzonation and Evaluation of Vulnerability, Risk & Socio Economic Impacts for the City of Kolkata
    Funding Agent: Ministry of Earth Science
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 25 Hydrogeological study of sub-surface water flow/storage characteristics for creation of sustainable source on rain fed river for semi-arid and fluoride affected six blocks in connection with comprehensive water security plan for Damodar & Kangsabati River under Bankura district.
    Funding Agent: Public Health Engg. Directorate, Govt. W. B.
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 26 Performance evaluation of river Brahmaputra bed materials for use in construction of road embankment, subgrade and subbase
    Funding Agent: DST, Govt. of India
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 27 Near surface Geophysical nd Geotechnical Investigation for Site-specific Earthquake Hazard and Slope Stability studies in and around Gangtok via-a-via its Vulnerability and Risk Implications (VIS)
    Funding Agent: Ministry of Earth Science
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 28 Prediction of construction induced vibration and Development of Mitigation Strategy
    Funding Agent: Higher Education, Science & Technology and Biotechnology (Sci & Tech), Govt. of West Bengal
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 29 Development and Application of Potentially Important Jute Geo-textiles
    Funding Agent: CFC, The Netherlands
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • 30 Kolkata East West Metro Project
    Funding Agent: KMRCL ( Govt. of India Undertaking)
    PI: Ambarish Ghosh

  • Publications


  • 1 Supia Khatun, Ambarish Ghosh & Dhrubajyoti Sen, An experimental investigation on effect of drawdown rate and drawdown ratios on stability of cohesionless river bank and evaluation of factor of safety by total strength reduction method, International Journal of River Basin Management. Taylor & Francis, 2018
  • 2 Sengupta, A., Mukherjee, A. and Ghosh, A, Improvement of Bearing Ratio of Clayey Subgrade Using Compacted Flyash Layer, 35(4), 1885-1894, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering,Springer, 2017
  • 3 Sankar Kumar Nath & Nishtha Srivastava & Chitralekha Ghatak & Manik Das Adhikari & Ambarish Ghosh & S. P. Sinha Ray, Earthquake induced liquefaction hazard, probability and risk assessment in the city of Kolkata, India: its historical perspective and deterministic scenario, Journal of Seismology, Springer, 2017
  • 4 Chowdhury, Indrajit., Tarafdar, Ronkoyel., Ghosh, Ambarish., Dasgupta, Shambhu Pada, Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction of Bridge Piers Supported on Well Foundation, 97, 251-265, Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2017
  • 5 Chowdhury, Indrajit., Tarafdar, Ronkoyel., Ghosh, Ambarish., Dasgupta, Shambhu Pada, Seismic response of rectangular liquid retaining structures resting on ground considering coupled soil-structure interaction, 15, 3695-3726, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer, 2017
  • 6 R. P. Dubey, Ambarish Ghosh, Tanumaya Mitra, Bikas Choudhuri, S. N. Ghosh & Supia Khatun, Stability Analysis of River Dyke in Estuarine Environment, 47(3), 349–363, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, 2017
  • 7 Chowdhury Indrajit, Ghosh Ambarish, and Dasgupta Sambhu Pada, Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction of Structures Resting on Soil, 46 (1), 85-103, Indian Geotechnical Journal, Springer, 2016
  • 8 Chowdhury, Indrajit., Tarafdar, Ronkoyel., Ghosh, Ambarish., Dasgupta, Shambhu Pada, Dynamic response of cylindrical structures considering coupled soil-structure interaction under seismic loading. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 14, 2329-2360, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer, 2016
  • 9 Chakraborty, Ritwik, Ghosh, Ambarish, Ghosh, Sudipta and Mukherjee, Somnath, Evaluation of contaminant transport parameters for hexavalent chromium migration through soil media, 74(7), 5687- 5697, J. Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, 2015
  • 10 Chowdhury Indrajit, Ghosh Ambarish, and Dasgupta Sambhu Pada, Stiffness Degradation and Damping Augmentation of Soil Under Earthquake Loading, 20(9), 3851-3874, EJGE, 2015
  • 11 Pal, Sujit and Ghosh, Ambarish, Volume Change Behavior of Fly Ash–Montmorillonite Clay Mixtures, ASCE,, 14 (1), 59-68, International Journal of Geomechanics, 2014
  • 12 Pal S. K. and Ghosh A, Hydraulic Conductivity of Fly Ash- Montmorillonite Clay Mixtures, 43(1), 47–61, Indian Geotechnical Journal , Springer, 2013
  • 13 Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A, Support Loan Concept, 1, 17-25, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 2013
  • 14 Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A, Optimization of Antiglare Screen Barrier Cost, 7(2), Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 2013
  • 15 Chakraborty, Ritwik and Ghosh, Ambarish, Three- Dimensional Analysis of Contaminant Migration through saturated Homogeneous Soil Media using FDM, ASCE, 13 (6), 699-712, International Journal of Geomechanics, 2013
  • 16 Chakraborty, Ritwik and Ghosh, Ambarish, Analysis of 1D contaminant migration through saturated soil media underlying aquifer using FDM, 16(3), 229-242, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Mgmt., ASCE, 2012
  • 17 Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A, Uses of Anti-Glare Screen Barrier in Economic, Financial Analysis and Determination of Optimal Debt Capacity Ratio for a Road Project, 16(7), 1104-1114, Korean Society of Civil Engineering, 2012
  • 18 Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A., Evaluation of NPV at Risk, 6(2), 243-254, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 2012
  • 19 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Economic and financial analysis for polymer modified bitumen, 24(1), 96-106, Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2012
  • 20 Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A., Traffic and Revenue Forecast at Risk for a BOT Road Project, 16(6), 905-912, Korean Society of Civil Engineering, Springer, 2012
  • 21 Bagui,S.K. and Ghosh,A., Uses of Anti-Glare Screen Barrier in Economic, Financial Analysis and Determination of Optimal Debt Capacity Ratio for a Road Project, 16(7), 1104-1114, Korean Society of Civil Engineering, Springer, 2012
  • 22 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Development of Model for Optimum Debt Capacity Ratio for a Road Project, 27-31, Indian Highways of Indian Road Congress, August, 2011
  • 23 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Modification of Stopping Sight Distance and Length of Crest Vertical Curve Using Air Resistance and Drag Force Parameters, 21-29., Indian Highways, January, 2011
  • 24 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Deformation Modulus of Fly Ash Modified with Lime and Gypsum, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer Netherland, Online First, 8 November 2011., 2011
  • 25 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Three Dimensional Analysis for Determination of Anti- glare Screen Barrier Height, 5(4), 468-479, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 2011
  • 26 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Risk Analysis for a BOT Project, 5(3), 330-342, , 2011
  • 27 Chakraborty, R., and Ghosh Ambarish, Finite Difference for Computation of 1 – D Pollutant Migration Through Saturated Homogeneous Soil Media, ASCE, 11(1), 12-22, International Journal of Geomechanics, 2011
  • 28 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Economic Analysis for Selection of some Important Engineering Parameters in Highway Engineering, 59- 69, Indian Highways, July, 2010
  • 29 Bagui, S.K.and Ghosh,A, Technical and Financial Parameters Effect Concession Period: A Case, 4 (8), 24-30, Indian Journal of Finance, 2010
  • 30 Ambarish Ghosh, Compaction Characteristics and Bearing Ratio of Pond Ash Stabilized with Lime and Phosphogypsum, 22(4), 343-351, ASCE, Materials in Civil Engineering Division, 2010
  • 31 Bagui, S.K.and Ghosh,A, Visual System and Glare, 37(8), 13-21, Journal of Indian Highways, 2009
  • 32 Swapan Kumar Bagui and Ambarish Ghosh, Development of Guidelines for Median Barrier, Anti-Glare Screen and Anti-Glare Screen Height for Unsymmetrical Curve, 33-50, Indian Highways, April, 2009
  • 33 Ashis Kumar Bera, Ambarish Ghosh and Amalendu Ghosh, Shear Strength Response of Reinforced Pond Ash, 23(6), 2386-2393, Construction and Building Material, Elsevier, 2009
  • 34 Ambarish Ghosh and Utpal Dey, Bearing Ratio of Reinforced Fly Ash Overlying Soft Soil And Deformation Modulus of Fly Ash, 27(4), 313-320, Journal of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 2009
  • 35 Ashis Kumar Bera, Soumendra Nath Chanda, Amalendu Ghosh and Ambarish Ghosh, Unconfined compressive strength of fly ash reinforced with Jute Geotextiles, 27 (5), 391-398, Journal of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 2009
  • 36 S. Ghosh, S. P. Mukherjee, R. B. Sahu, A. Ghosh, N. Som, A study on Ground improvement by Micropiles by Laboratory and field tests, 161(2), 89-102, ICE, UK, Ground Improvement, 2008
  • 37 Ashis Kumar Bera, Ambarish Ghosh and Amalendu Ghosh, Bearing Capacity of Square Footing on Reinforced Pond Ash, 161(1), 17-22, Ground Improvement, ICE, UK, 2008
  • 38 Ashis Kumar Bera, Ambarish Ghosh and Amalendu Ghosh, Behaviour of Model Footing on Pond Ash, 25(3), 315-325, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, Netherland, 2007
  • 39 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Strength Characteristics of Class F Fly Ash Modified with Lime and Gypsum, 133(7), 757-766, ASCE, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Division, 2007
  • 40 Ashis Kumar Bera, Ambarish Ghosh and Amalendu Ghosh, Compaction Characteristics of Pond Ash, 19(4), 349-357, ASCE, Materials in Civil Engineering Division, 2007
  • 41 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Leacing of Lime from Fly ash Stabilized with Lime and Gypsum, 18(1), 106-115, ASCE, Materials in Civil Engineering Division, 2006
  • 42 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Tensile Strength Bearing Ratio and Slake Durability of Class F Fly ash Stabilized with Lime and Gypsum, 18(1), 18-27, ASCE, Materials in Civil Engineering Division, 2006
  • 43 Amalendu Ghosh, Ambarish Ghosh and Ashis Kumar Bera, Bearing Capacity of Square Footing on Pond Ash Reinforced with Jute – Geotextile, 23(2), 144-173, Journal of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 2005
  • 44 Ashis Kumar Bera, Ambarish Ghosh and Amalendu Ghosh, Regression Model for Bearing Capacity of a Square Footing on Reinforced Pond Ash, 23(3), 261-285, Journal of Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, 2005
  • 45 Bagui, S.K., Ghosh, A., and Jha, S. R., Highway Design Considering Glare, 32(12), 19-28, Journal of Indian Highways, 2004
  • 46 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Discussion on Micro-structural Development of Stabilized Fly Ash as Pavement Base Material, 13(4), 316-317, ASCE, Materials in Civil Engineering Division, 2001
  • 47 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Microstructural Development of Fly ash Modified with Lime and Gypsum, 13(1), 65-70, ASCE, Materials in Civil Engineering Division, 2001
  • 48 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Hydraulic Conductivity and Leachate Characteristics of Stabilized Fly ash, 124(9), 812-820, ASCE, Environmental Engineering Division, 1998
  • 49 Ambarish Ghosh and Chillara Subbarao, Fly ash Management by Stabilization, 24(3), 126-130, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 1997
  • 1 Champakali Das and Ambarish Ghosh, Shear Strength Behaviour and Regression Analysis of Cement Stabilized River Bed Material for Use in Subgrade, IGC 2017 – GeoNEst Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies, IIT Guwahati, Dec 13-17, 2017
  • 2 Rituparna Dey, Vinoth B and Ambarish Ghosh, Assessment of Ground Vibration due to Installation of Pile Casing-A Case Study, IGC 2017 – GeoNEst Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies, IIT Guwahati, Dec 13-17., 2017
  • 3 Ambarish Ghosh and Rituparna Dey, Study on the Behaviour of Pile-Raft Foundation in Cohesive Soil, 19th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference & 2nd AGSSEA Conference (19SEAGC & 2AGSSEA) Kuala Lumpur 31 May – 3 June 2016., 2016
  • 4 S. Khatun, Ambarish Ghosh and D. Sen, Influence of Non-Homogeneous Moisture Content on Strength Reduction and Stability of River Bank, 19th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference & 2nd AGSSEA Conference (19SEAGC & 2AGSSEA) Kuala Lumpur 31 May – 3 June 2016., 2016
  • 5 Ambarish Ghosh and Subhoprasad Chakraborty, Construction Induced Vibration During Sheet Pile and Pile Driving in Deep Excavation, 6th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, September 8-10, 2016, IIEST Shibpur, India., 2016
  • 6 Sankar Nath, Chitralekha Ghatak, Ambarish Ghosh and Tanumaya Mitra, Tarun Sengupta and Sajib Das, Site Specific Study for Foundation Design of Iswar Gupta Bridge, 6th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, September 8-10, 2016, IIEST Shibpur, India., 2016
  • 7 Indrajit Chowdhury, Rituparna Dey and Ambarish Ghosh, Dynamic Response of Short Piles under Lateral Transient Load, 6th Conference on Deep Foundation Technologies for Infrastructure Development in India, September 8-10, 2016, IIEST Shibpur, India., 2016
  • 8 Das. C and Ghosh. A, Characterization of the River Bed Materials for Use in Construction of Road Embankment in NE-India Region, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Geotechnics for Infrastructure Development”, Indian Geotechnical Society, Kolkata, 11th and 12th March, 2016, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India., 2016
  • 9 Das. Champakali and Ghosh. Ambarish, Strength characterization of Sub grade soil stabilized with Crusher dust, Proceedings of the National Level Conference on Engineering Problems and Application of Mathematics, NIT, Agartala, India, 2016
  • 10 Rituparna Dey, Champakali Das and Ambarish Ghosh, Performance evaluation of Stabilized Brahmaputra river bed materials, 71-72, Research Scholars Colloquium 2016, IIEST, Shibpur, ISBN: 978-93-80813-44-8., 2016
  • 11 Ambarish Ghosh and Subhoprasad Chakraborty, Construction Induced Vibration During Sheet Pile Driving, Indian Geotechnical Society, Kolkata Chapter Geotechnics For Infrastructure Development 11th – 12th March 2016, Kolkata, West Bengal, India., 2016
  • 1 B C Chattopadhyay, K K Chattopadhyay and A Ghosh, Soft Soil Engineering, Proceedings of the Short Term Course, May 2008, 2008
  • 2 A L Guha, K K Bhar, A Ghosh, Damage Assessment Retrofitting and Strengthening of Buildings, Proceedings of the National Workshop, January 2005, Kolkata, 2005
  • Contact Us


    Contact our HOD for more Information

    Prof. Chaitali Ray

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