Anurag Handique
Prime Mininster's Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Guwahati
Anurag Handique
  • Name: Anurag Handique

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About Me

I'm a Research Scholar in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati. I received my B.E. from Jorhat Engineering College, Assam. I have done my Masters in Water Resources Management from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela in 2019. I have joined Ph.D. in IIT Guwahati in July 2019 under the supervision of Prof Arup Kumar Sarma and Prof Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya. I was conferred with the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship in December 2020. I'm currently working in River Hydraulics and Ecology. My work involves the computation of velocity profiles in conjecture with the Entropy theory for a natural channel with complex bathymetry. It also aims to relate the ecological aspects to the hydrodynamic parameters. The knowledge of velocity, bathymetry, flow rate, and river health is of utmost importance for the sustainability of any aquatic habitat and mankind. Through my work, I'm aiming to evaluate the hydrological-ecological-hydrodynamic nexus of the Rivers of Northeast India for sustainable development and utilization.


  • Projects and Work Experiences

  • North Guwahati College

    Teaching Mathematics as one of the deliverables of PMRF.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

    Teaching Assistant
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

    MTech Thesis
    Effect of Secondary Flow in computation of Boundary Shear Stress.
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela


    Teaching Assistant

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

    1 Month

    Construction of accommodation and other allied civil works for CISF/ONGC personnel at Cinamara, Jorhat

  • Guwahati Municipal Corporation

    15 Days

    Multi-storeyed building and Drainage Construction

  • Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corp. Ltd.

    15 Days

    Study of different civil works undergoing at BVFCL,Namrup

Programming Tools

  • Basics of C


  • Python

Interests and Activites

  • Technology, Quora

  • Cooking, Travelling, Trekking

  • Carrom, Tennis, Cricket

Professional Software

  • Microsoft Office

  • Adobe Illustrator


  • Mendeley

  • Basics of ARC-GIS

Research Interests

  • River Hydraulics

  • Eco-hydraulics

  • Numerical Modelling

  • Experimental Hydraulics

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Workshops Attended

Date Name
October, 2018. TEQIP-III sponsored workshop on "Computer Application in Water Resources Engineering"
November, 2018. Author Workshop Organized by Wiley in collaboration with NIT Rourkela
December, 2019 TEQIP III sponsored workshop on "Advances in Integrated Water Resources Management" conducted by IIT Guwahati
February, 2021 TEQIP III sponsored short-term course on "Classical Metaheuristic Optimization Methods for Engineering planning and design."



Year Title
2021 Baruah, A., Handique, A., and Sarma, A. K. (2021).“A coupled approach to investigate the entropy parameter dynamics in open-channel flow with submerged flexible vegetation.”Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, Springer, 1–12. Link
2021 Kalita, B., Baruah, A. J., Handique, A., & Sarma, A. K. (2022). A semi-coupled model for determining the distribution of two-dimensional coherent structures in open channel flow. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 1-19. Link
2022 Handique, Anurag, et al. "A dip-corrected discharge estimation method for a river system." Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 87 (2022): 102222. Link


Year Title
2022 Anurag Handique, AK Sarma and RK Bhattacharjya.(2022) An iterative method for estimating the velocity dip positions across a river. River Flow Conference 2022

Book Chapters

Year Title
2022 Handique, A., Pradhan, A., Chandra, C. S., & Khatua, K. K. (2022). Depth-Averaged Velocity Distribution in a Meandering Compound Channel Using Calibrating Coefficients. In River Hydraulics (pp. 229-239). Springer, Cham. Link

Current Research

Ph.D. Supervisors

Prof. Arup Kumar Sarma


Department of Civil Engineering

IIT Guwahati, North Guwahati

+91 361 258 2409(O)

Prof. Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya


Department of Civil Engineering

IIT Guwahati, North Guwahati

++91 361 258 2428(O)

Courses undertaken during Ph.D.
Course Code Course Name Grade CPI
CE553 Advanced Hydraulic Engineering AS  
CE551 Surface Water Hydrology AA 9.77
CE554 Advanced Fluid Mechanics AA  
CE601 Numerical Methods AB  

Research Overview

A river is so ubiquitous in nature. It serves as a blessing to the people, assisting them with irrigation, hydropower, navigation, and other water need, thereby uplifting the socio-economic condition of the riverine community. In North-East India, the river Brahmaputra plays an anchoring role in the lives of the people. The river, however, sometimes becomes a wellspring of malediction, causing widespread flood and erosion hazards resulting in severe damage to life and property. Various structural measures have been attempted so far to alleviate measures due to flood and erosion hazards and these have altered the natural hydraulic characteristic of the river. Hydrological alteration witnessed in recent years due to climate change and anthropogenic impacts has also inspired the need for more research towards river management with a due emphasis towards maintaining the ecological balance of this mighty river while utilizing its potential benefits. Therefore, orienting scientific research to get insight into the flow characteristic of such a large braided river and its relation to aquatic ecology is becoming highly essential to adopt a holistic approach in utilizing and managing the river to achieve better environmental and ecological sustainability. The large nature of the Brahmaputra river basin attributes to its diversity making many of its characteristics unaddressed. Although different governments and research institutes have undertaken mathematical and experimental studies, a holistic approach is still required to encapsulate the various aspects of the flow system. The complexity in river hydraulics, especially in braided systems, needs a rigorous study to understand its flow characteristics profoundly. This research aims at studying the hydrological and hydrodynamic nexus of the river and its impact on the ecosystem.

Contact Informations

  • Prime Mininster's Research Fellow
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • +91 7896042115

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