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Faculties

Civil Engineering

Dr.Anitha G.Pillai

Professor and ,Dean,Academic Affairs

Specialisation: Geotechnical Engineering

Room: AD -101

anithagpillai@scmsgroup.org

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Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D. Geotechnical Engineering (CUSAT)
  • M.Tech in Construction Engineering & Management (CUSAT)
  • B. Tech Civil Engineering (Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur)

Employment History

  • 01 March 2015 till Date – Professor& Head, Department of Civil Engineering at SCMS School of Engineering & Technology.
  • Dec 29, 2014 - 01 Mar 2015, Associate Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering at SCMS School of Engineering & Technology.
  • Jul 20, 2012 - Dec 29, 2014, Associate Professor & Head, Dept of Civil Engineering at Albertian Institute of Science & Technology.
  • Oct 1, 2010 – July 19, 2012, Associate Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering at SCMS School of Engineering & Technology.
  • Jan 1, 2007 – Sep 30, 2010, Assistant Professor at SCMS School of Engineering & Technology.
  • Dec 31, 2001 – Dec 31, 2006 Lecturer at SCMS School of Engineering & Technology.
  • April 27, 1999 – April 26, 2000, Apprentice Engineer at FACT, Cochin Division.
  • Dec 1998 – April 1999, Site Engineer at Desai Homes, DD Village, Kochi.

Key Responsibilities Held

Responsibilities Held

SSET

  • NAAC Steering Committee Coordinator
  • Academic Coordinator
  • M. Tech Program (Computer Aided Structural Engineering) coordinator during 2010 – 12
  • Established SEEM and ICI students’ chapter of SSET
  • Organise technical talks/ programs for faculty and students
  • ISO Certification Works of the Civil Engineering Department and responsible for developing &maintaining the records and documents of the Department.
  • Coordinator of the SSET Centre for Research & Innovation in Engineering and Technology and The Centre for Sustainable Water Management during period 2010 – 12
  • Faculty In Charge of Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory from 2003 – 12 In charge of consultancy works in Geotechnical Engineering Department
  • Establishment of various laboratories.

AISAT

  • Make Department activity report and present before the Academic Advisory Council
  • As HOD, coordinate Departmental Advisory Committee meetings, prepare reports and present before DAC.
  • ISO Certification Works of the Civil Engineering Department and responsible for developing & maintaining the records and documents of the Department.
  • Procurement of equipments and setting up of Strength of materials lab, Surveying Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Concrete Lab and CE Computer Lab.

FACT, Cochin Division

  • Supervision of RCC construction works and maintenance works
  • Maintenance of furnace lining & combustion chambers
  • AutoCAD and Office works in Technical services Department, FACT
  • Preparation of estimates, tender documents, comparative statements & scrutiny of bills in Township service centre & Civil Maintenance Departments

Desai Homes, DD Village

  • Supervision of works
  • Preparation of bar bending schedule, estimates, bills etc.

Present Responsibilities

  • Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell
  • Chairperson, Academic Council
  • KTU Coordinator, IAC
  • Academic Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Member, College Council
  • Chairperson Civil Engineering Specializations, M. Tech CV Camp - Cluster 06, Ernakulam I

Teaching Interests

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Building Technology and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Geology
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Concrete Technology
  • Quantity Surveying and Estimation
  • Architecture and Town Planning
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of structures

Research Interests

  • Soft Clay Engineering
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Ground Modification and Improvement Practices
  • Soil Behaviour

Publications

  • “ Role of Barium Chloride in counteracting the” Effect of Sulphates in Lime Stabilised Clays” in the proceedings of the 6th International Geotechnical Symposium On Disaster Mitigation In Special Geoenvironmental Conditions, held at IITM
  • “Cochin Marine Clays & its Stabilization with Lime” in the book “On the Trail of an Institution Builder” (ISBN 978-81-928456-0-9) October 2013.
  • “Influence of Sulphates on the Compressibility Behaviour of Lime Stabilised Cochin Marine Clays”, In the Proc. Of Indian Geotechnical Conference, New Delhi, (IGC 2012 Vol. 2).
  • “Determination of Sulphate Content in Marine Clays”, International Journal Engineering Research and Applications”, 2011, pp 1012-1016.
  • A Strut- and – Tie model for the Dynamic Analysis of Beams and Frames”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering”, October 2011, pp.699-702.
  • “Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Pile Caps”, Proceedings of International Conference of Materials for the Future, GEC, Thrissur, 2008.

Awards and Honours

Was one among the only three ladies out of a total 80 selected researchers/ academicians/industrialists from all over India to make a presentation during the DST, SERB sponsored brain storming session on ‘Emerging trends in Geotechnical Engineering’ at IIT Bombay on 26th March 2014.

Professional Activities

Professional and Consulting Activities

  • Have organised a no. of technical programs for professionals under the banner of Indian Concrete Institute.
  • Have organised a no. of technical talks/programs for students across various Engineering Colleges in the State

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society, LM2832
  • Life member, Indian Geotechnical Society, Kochi Chapter, KL025
  • Life Member, Indian Concrete Institute, LM9084
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education, LM53525

Positions held

  • Executive Committee member of Indian Geotechnical Society, Kochi Chapter for 2018-20.
  • Executive Committee member of Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Centre
  • Executive Committee member of Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Centre
  • Chairperson, Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Centre from April 2015 onwards.
  • Secretary, Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Centre from 2013 to 2015
  • Executive committee member of Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Centre from 2011 to 2013.

Technical programs

Invited

  • Jury member of the Indian Geotechnical Society, Kochi Chapter – AISAT award competition 2019
  • Reviewer for SECON 2019 - International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management
  • Speaker at the IGS Workshop on “Soil Behaviour” on the topic “Behaviour of sulphate Bearing Clays” on 14th November 2015 at Kochi.
  • Chair for Technical sessions in Civil Engineering at The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering & Technology held on 23rd & 24th April 2015 at Thejus Engineering College.
  • Resource person and led a discussion on the topic “ Employers see big gaps in both hard and soft skills in the provincial symposium organized by Archana Women’s Centre, an NGO spearheading the mission of “women’s empowerment through skill devolution” on 11th October 2014 at Kumarakom.
  • Resource person at the AICTE Sponsored two week Staff Development Program – RAFEM 2009 on Recent Advances in Finite Element Modelling, on the topic, “Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Pile Caps” organized by the Civil Engineering Division, School of Engineering, CUSAT./
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Attended

  • National workshop on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges and Directions organised by Indian Concrete Institute, Kochi Centre on November 23, 2019.
  • Regional Orientation Session on IIC 2.0 and ARIIA 2020 organised by MHRD ‘s Innovation Cell at Thiruvanathapuram on August 7, 2019.
  • Third Aravind memorial lecture on Challenges of Kolkata Metro Construction by Prof. N. N. Som organised by IGs – Kochi Chapter on July 27, 2019.
  • Attended KTU Sponsored FDP on “Emerging Challenges in Sustainable Urban Development”, organised by Department of Civil Engineering, SSET on 10 to 12 July 2019.
  • Workshop on B. Tech Curriculum revision organised by KTU at RIT, Kottayam on April 3, 2019.
  • KTU organised one day Interactive session with NBA Chairman at CETAA Hall, College of Engineering, Thiruvanathapuram on February 5, 2019.
  • “Stakeholders Workshop on AICTE Approval process 2019-20” on January 31, 2019 at Anna University, Chennai. 1
  • “AICTE Workshop on Examination Reforms” at Government Engineering College, Thrissur on Decemeber 7, 2018
  • Seventh Praphulla Kumar Lecture on “Corrective Measures to Address differential Settlement – Case Studies” by Prof. A. Sridharan organised by Indian Geotechnical Society, Kochi Chapter and Assoaciation of Piling Specialists, Kochi.
  • AACE (Association for Advancement in Cost Computing) International South India Section Conference on” Mega Projects: Managing Risk & Uncertainty” on August 4, 2018 at IIT Madras.
  • One Day ICI Workshop on Quality Concrete Construction on February 24, 2018 at Kochi.
  • ICTAK Conclave International Conference on Skills, Engineering & Technology (ICSET – 2017) on “Fourth Industrial Revolution: Promises & Perils of Next Gen. Transformation”, at Travancore Hall, Park Centre, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Annual Conference of IGS, IGC 2016, “Geotechnology Towards Global Standards” from 15-17 December 2016 organised by IITM and College of Engineering, Guidy.
  • National workshop on “Role of Accreditation & Audit in Higher Education Institutions” at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology on June 30 & July, 1 2016.
  • One day workshop on “NPTEL” conducted by APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University on May 10, 2016 at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology.
  • Two day National Workshop on “Outcome Based Accreditation (New NBA 2015 Format – Tier II) For Undergraduate Engineering Programme” at Vidya Academy of Science & Technology, Thrissur on May 12 & 13, 2016.
  • Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Methodology” at SCMS Cochin School of Business, on April 1 & 2, 2016.
  • 3rd Indian - German Water Partnership Day 2015 "German Solutions to Indian Challenges" on October 19, 2015 at SCMS, Cochin.
  • National Workshop on “Water Management and Audit” at SCMS Cochin School of Business on February 25 & 26, 2015.
  • One Day workshop on Academic Credit System and Affiliation process at Diamond Jubilee Hall, College of Engineering Trivandrum on February 2, 2015.
  • 6th International Geotechnical Symposium on “Disaster Mitigation in Special Geoenvironmental Conditions”, January 21 – 23, 2015 at IIT, Madras.
  • Third Praphulla Kumar Annual Lecture 2014 on ‘Geotechnical Challenges of Kochi’ organized by Indian Geotechnical Soceity, Kochi chapter and Association of Piling Specialist, Kochi at Hotel Gokulam Park, Kaloor on October 29, 2014.
  • One Day National Seminar on “Precast Concrete Technology – Challenges, Methods & Practices” on September 27, 2014 at Veer Savarkar Hall, Dadar, W. Mumbai.
  • 2 day workshop on ‘Piling – Design & Practice’ organized by Indian Geotechnical Society, Kochi chapter and Deep Foundation Institute (India) at Taj Gateway Hotel on September 22 & 23, 2014.
  • ICI – Innovative World of Concrete (IWC) 2013 “International Conference on Innovations in Concrete Hitex/NAC Hyderabad on October 23– 26, 2013.
  • ICI – Innovative World of Concrete – 2013, “Meeting Infrastructure Challenge” during October 23 –26, 2013 at Hitex / NAC, Hyderabad.
  • 2ndPraphulla Kumar Lecture on Innovative developments in Bored Cast in Situ Piling practices by Dr. N. V. Nayak on September 28, 2013.
  • Technical Talk on “Integrated Approach to realization of Projects” by Dr. N. Raghavan, INAE distinguished Prof. IITM on September 5, 2013 at Hotel Dream, Kochi.
  • 40th International Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractor’s Association (IFAWPCA) Convention on Responsible Infrastructure on January 7 & 8, 2013 at Gokulam Park Hotel & Convention Centre, Kochi.
  • One day workshop on” Self Awareness & self Culture” by Prof. Devdas Menon, IITM on August 30, 2013.
  • Fifth CUSAT National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, RACE 2012 organised by Division of Civil Engineering, CUSAT during November 29 to December 1, 2012.
  • One day national colloquium on “Concrete Construction for Coastal Conditions – Causes, Concerns & Challenges (7 c’s)” organised by ICI – Kochi, ICI – Chennai & IITM on December 8, 2012.
  • National Conference on “Innovations in Civil Engineering (NCICE)” organised by Department of Civil Engineering, SSET on April 19 & 20, 2012.
  • One Day Conference on Geosynthetic Lining Solutions and related Issues organised by American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE India & Department of Civil Engineering, IISc, Bangalore on February 25,2012.
  • One day workshop on “Scanning Electron Microscopy”, STIC, CUSAT February 10, 2012
  • One day Seminar on “Applications of Membrane Technology for the Treatment of Water & waste Water” organised by Research Division of SSET on January 28, 2012.
  • Indian Geotechnical Conference – 2011, organised by IGS, Kochi Chapter & CUSAT December 15 -17, 2011.
  • First Indo Japan workshop in Geotechnical Engineering organised by Indian Geotechnical Society on December 14, 2011.
  • One Day seminar on “Computer Aided Engineering” organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SSET on February 10, 2011.
  • International Conference on Nanotechnology and its Application organised by Nanotech India during August 14 -16, 2009
  • Mission 10X Learning Approach Practitioners Certificate course (equivalent to 5 days development programme) Advanced workshop organised by ISTE & Wipro on July 7 & 8, 2009.
  • One week workshop on Mission 10X Learning Approach from May 26 – 30, 2009 under the Dale Carnegie training program on “High Impact Teaching Skills” and has been awarded the Mission 10 X Certificate in Teaching and Learning for two levels.
  • Third National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, RACE 2008, organised by Division of Civil Engineering, CUSAT from December 4 -6, 2008.
  • One day workshop on “Energy Security, Low Carbon Vista, India’s Options” organised by Association of British Scholars, Kochi on March 29, 2008.
  • One day workshop on “The art of writing Research Papers and Doctoral Thesis” organised by CSC & STIC on February 2, 2008.
  • International Conference of Materials for the Future, ICMF 2008, January 17 – 19, 2008 at GEC Thrissur.
  • Second National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, RACE 2006, organised by Division of Civil Engineering, CUSAT & BAI on December 3 & 4, 2006.
  • AICTE sponsored one day workshop on Environment & Pollution Awareness on September 4, 2004.

Technical programs

  • Have organised a no. of technical talks/programs for students across various Engineering Colleges in the State as well as for professionals.
  • Organising committee member of Deminar on NDT of concrete in association with Proceq Asia Singapore at Hotel Dream, Kochi in October 17, 2013.
  • Organising committee member of “Workshop on Formwork Design” in association with L&T, Chennai and ICI on April 20, 2013 at Hotel Dream, Kochi.
  • Organising committee member of ICI’s one day National workshop on “Sustainable Concrete Pavements” in association with CSIR – CRRI held at Hotel Dream, Kochi on June 1, 2013.
  • Organising committee member of the one day national colloquium on “Concrete in Coastal Conditions – Causes, Concerns & Challenges – 7 c’s”, in association with IITM at Hotel Dream, Kochi on Dec 8th 2012.
  • Part of Organising team of IGC – 2011, , Praphulla Kumar Lecture series 2012, 2013, 2014, DFI – IGS organized two day workshop on “Piling Design & Practice” in Sept 2014 and over 20 technical programs of ICI, IGS & GRACE.
  • Co – coordinator of the one day seminar on “Applications of Membrane Technology for the Treatment of Water and Waste Water” organized by the Research Division of SSET on September 28,2012.
  • Organised AICTE sponsored one day seminar on “Environment and Pollution Awareness” on September 4, 2004 at SCMS School of Engineering & Technology.