Prof. Dr. T.G.Sitharam

Director & Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Brief Resume

Office Phone :
+91 361 258 2005 / 2690401
Office Fax :
+91 361 269 2321

Research Interests

My core interest and expertise lies in teaching and research in geotechnical arena.
I am particularly interested in following:

  • Rock mechanics and Rock engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Microzonation and site response studies
  • Micromechanics of Granular materials
  • Numerical Methods in Geomechanics
  • Earth dams and Tailing ponds
  • Reinforced earth structures
  • Instrumentation in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Education: web based education

Biographical Sketch - Profile Summary

Prof. Dr. T.G.Sitharam is a KSIIDC Chair Professor in the area of Energy and Mechanical Sciences IISc and Senior Professor (HAG Scale) at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He was former founder Chairman of a Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) at IISc. He is presently the Chairman, AICTE South western zonal committee, Regional office at Bengaluru and vice president, Indian Society for Earthquake Technology (ISET). He was also a Visiting Professor at Yamaguchi University, Japan, and ISM Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

He had earlier completed his Masters from Indian Institute of Science (in 1986) and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (1991).

Over the last 25 years, he has carried out seismic microzonation of urban centers in India and also developed innovative technologies in the area of fracturing and geotechnical applications, leading to about 500 technical papers, seven books, three patents, 100 consulting projects and two startup companies. He guided 27 Ph.D. and 25 Masters students and trained several postdoctoral and several thousand industry professionals and teachers through continuing education workshops.

His work has been recognized by Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) through IGS-Kucklemann award in 2015 and by IIT Roorkee through Prof. Gopal Ranjan research award in 2014 for his life time contributions in Geotechnical Engineering. He was also a recipient of Sir CV Raman Young Scientist Award in engineering sciences in 2002 and recipient of many other awards. He is the chief editor of two international journals in his areas of research.

Academic Qualifications


Bachlors of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering
from Govt BDT College of Engineering, Davanagere, Mysore University - India.


Master of Science (MS Engineering) in Geotechnical Engineering
from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - India.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering
from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario - Canada.


Post Doctoral Research
at center for earth sciences and engineering,
University of Texas at Austin, Texas - USA.

Awards and Honors

  • Received many other awards and honors like Sir C.V. Raman State Award for Young Scientists, Best Citizens of India Award, Govt. Fellowship from Canada and more.
  • Received many 'best paper' awards.