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Dr. Jain Manoj
Manoj Jain Head Of Department mjainfhy[at] +91-1332-285845
Areas of Interest
  • Modelling of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Water Availability Analysis, Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  • Watershed Hydrology, Hydrology
  • Distributed Modelling of Rainfall-Runoff-Soil Erosion Processes
  • Hydrology, Flood Routing
  • Environmental Flow, Environmental Flow Assessmwnt
  • Flood, Floodplain Zoning
  • Drought, Drought Assessmwnt
Professional Background
2018PresentProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20122018Associate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
20062012Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
20032006Scientist E1National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
19962002Scientist CNational Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
19901995Scientist BNational Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Kathpalia Award for MTech ThesisIIT Roorkee2016
University Gold MedalJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1988
Jindal Gold MedalJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1986
Cettificate of HonoursJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1988
Educational Details
PhDHydraulics & Water Resources EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee2002
M. Tech.Soil and Water EngineeringJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1988
B. Tech.Agricultural EngineeringJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1986
Administrative Background
2018ContinuingHead of DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2009ContinuingOC (Watershed Hydrology Lab.)Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
2015ContinuingMember, DACDepartment of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
20132016Chief WardenRavindra Bhawan & Ganga Bhawan, DOSW
20122016OC (Lab/Stores)Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
20092011WardenKhosla International House (KIH)
20082012OC Education TourDepartment of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
20112013Advisor Alakhnanda Club, IIT Roorkee
20032006Chief Vigilance OfficerNIH Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Discharge Estimation using Non-contact Hydrometric MeasurementsIMPRINT Scheme MHRD2017
Strengthening the S & T Infrastructure to meet Emerging Challenges in the field of HydrologyDST New Delhi2013
  • European Geoscience Union, Member
  • Americal Society for Agricultural and Bilogical Engineers, Member
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Member
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Fellow
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Hydrologic Elements & AnalysisHY-511P.G.(including Pre PhD Course)Autumn
Experimental HydrologyHYN-553M.Tech.Spring
Planning and Management of WatershedsHY-530P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Forests and Agricultural HydrologyHY-541P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Irrigation and Drainage EngineeringHY-562P.G. (including pre PhD)Spring
Watershed behaviour and Conservation PracticesHY-531P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Vivek GuptaClimate Change, Drought
Yogesh JoshiHydrological modeling in ungauged basin in Himalaya
Rahul SinghEnvironmental Flow
Subhankar DasRunoff and Soil Erosion modelling
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
SCS-CN based long term hydrologic simulationDilip G. DurbudeA2007
Rainfall runoff sediment yield modeling of mountainous catchmentSoban Singh RawatA2007
Impact of climate and catchment dynamics on runoff generationNegash WageshoA2009
Study on Influence of Variable Surface Roughness on Overland FlowSunil Panduranga MaskeA2008
Objective Assessment of Indices and Vulnerability to DroughtVinit JainA2008
Distributed rainfall-runoff modeling using remote sensing and GISS. SarvananA2005
Large Scale Hydrological ModellingAjay AhirwarO2010
Hydrologic Regime Alterations and Climate Change Uncertainty on Environmental FlowRahul SinghO2014
Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall and Streamflow in IndiaMallappa J. MadolliO2015
Drought Hazard Assessment under Climate Change ScenarioVivek GuptaO2015
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Washington, SeattleTo attend 4 months training in Distributed Modelling 1994
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Waikhom, R.S. and Jain, M.K. (2015). Continuous Hydrological Modeling using Soil Moisture Accounting Algorithm in Vamsdhara River Basin, India. J. Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 398 – 408. (DOI: 10.5963/JWRHE0404011).
  2. Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K. Berndtson, R., Jain, M.K. and Pandey, R.P. (2015). Development of a Modified SMA Based MSCS-CN Model for Runoff Estimation. Water Resources Management, EWRA, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 4111 – 4127. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-1048-1).
  3. Jain, V.K., Pandey, R.P., Jain, M.K. and Byun, H.R. (2015). Comparison of Drought Indices for Appraisal of Drought Characteristics in Ken River Basin. Weather and Climate Extremes, Elsevier, Vol. 8, pp. 1 – 11. (DOI:10.1016/j.wace.2015.05.002).
  4. Jain, V.K., Pandey, R.P. and Jain, M.K. (2015). Spatio-temporal Assessment of Vulnerability to Drought. Natural Hazards, Springer, Vol. 76, pp. 443-469. (DOI:10.1007/s11069-014-1502-z).
  5. Jain, V.K., Jain, M.K., and Pandey, R.P. (2014). Effect of the Length of Streamflow Record on Truncation Level for Assessment of Streamflow Drought Characteristics. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 1361-1373. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000922).
  6. Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K., and Jain, M.K. (2014). A Review of Synthetic Unit Hydrograph: from the Empirical UH to the Advanced Geomorphological Methods. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 59 No. 2, pp. 1-23. (DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.870664)
  7. Maske, S.P. and Jain, M.K. (2014). Effect of Surface Roughness on Overland Flow from Different Geometric Surfaces through Numerical Simulation. J. Hydrological Process, Vol. 28, pp. 2595-2616. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9773).
  8. Mishra, S.K., Rawat, S.S., Pandey, R.P., Shiulee Chakraborty, Jain, M.K., Chaube, U.C. (2014). Relation Between Runoff Curve Number and PET. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 355-365. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000780).
  9. Kaleab, H.M.M and Jain, M.K. (2013). Runoff and Sediment Modeling usinf SWAT in Gumera Catchment, Ethiopia. J. Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, Scientific Research, Vol. 3: 196 – 205. (DOI: 10.4236/ojmh.2013.34024).
  10. Kushwaha, Akansha, and Jain, M.K. (2013). Hydrological Simulation in a Forest Dominated Watershed in Himalayan Region using SWAT Model. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 27: 3005 – 3023. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0329-9).
  11. Wagesho, N., Jain, M.K. and Goel, N.K. (2013). Impact of Climate Change on Runoff Generation: An Application to Rift Valley Lake Basin of Ethiopia. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 1048-1063. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000647).
  12. Wagesho, N., Goel, N.K., and Jain, M.K. (2013). Temporal and Spatial Variability of Annual and Seasonal Rainfall over Ethiopia. Hydrological Sciences J., Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 1-20. (DOI:10.1080/02626667.2012.754543).
  13. Kemble, A.D., Perumal, M., and Jain, M.K. (2012). Study of Overland Flow Phenomenon using Experimental and Modeling Approach. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Frances, , Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 162-172. (DOI: 10.1080/09715010.2012.721182).
  14. Wagesho, N., Goel, N.K., and Jain, M.K. (2012). Investigation of Non-Stationarity in Hydro-climatic Variables at Rift Valley Lakes Basin of Ethiopia. J. Hydrology, Elsevier, Vol. 444-445, pp. 113-133. (DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.04.011).
  15. Jain, M.K., Durbude, D., and Mishra, S.K. (2012). An Improved CN based Long Term Hydrological Simulation Model. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 17, No. 11, pp. 1204 - 1220. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000592).
  16. Singh, P.K., Jain, M.K. and Mishra, S.K. (2011). Fitting a Simplified two-parameter Gamma Distribution Function for Synthetic Sediment graph Derivation from Ungauged Catchments. Arab J. Geosciences, Springer. (DOI: 10.1007/s12517-011-0473-6).
  17. Durbude, D., Jain, M.K. and Mishra, S.K. (2011). Long term Hydrological Simulation using an SCS-CN based Advanced Soil Moisture Accounting Procedure. J. Hydrological Process, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 561-579. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7789).
  18. Jain, M.K. and Devjyoti Das (2010). Estimation of Sediment Yield and Areas of Soil Erosion and Deposition for Watershed Prioritization using GIS and Remote Sensing. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 24: 2091 – 2112. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-009-9540-0).
  19. Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K. and Shah, R.B. (2010). Estimation of Sediment Yield and Areas Vulnerable to Soil Erosion and Deposition in a Himalayan Watershed using GIS. Current Science, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 213 – 221.
  20. Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K. and Shah, R.B. (2009). Identification of Sediment Source and Sink in a Himalayan Watershed using Remote Sensing and GIS. Land Degradation and Development, Vol. 20: 623 – 639. (DOI: 10.1002/ldr.952).
  21. Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K. and Bhunya, P.K. (2008). A Review on Synthetic Unit Hydrograph Methods. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-00000, 2008.
  22. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Suresh Babu, P., Venugopal, K. And Kaliappan, S. (2008). Comparison of AMC-Dependent CN-conversion Formulae. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 22, pp. 1409-1420. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-007-9233-5).
  23. Mishra, S.K., Pandey, R.P., Jain, M.K. and Singh, V.P. (2008). A Rain Duration and Modified AMC-Dependent SCS-CN Procedure for Long Duration Rainfall-Runoff Events. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 22, pp. 861-876. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-007-9196-6).
  24. Sahu, R.K., Mishra, S.K., Eldho, T.I, and Jain, M.K. (2007). An Advanced Soil Moisture Accounting Procedure for SCS Curve Number Method. J. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 21, No.21, pp. 2872-2881. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6503).
  25. Rai, R.K., Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Ojha, C.S.P. and Singh, V.P. (2007). Another Look at Z-transform Technique for Deriving Unit Impulse Response Function. J. Water Resources Management, Springer. Vol. 21, No. 11, pp. 1829-1848. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-006-9132-1).
  26. Mishra, S.K., Sahu, R.K., Eldho, T.I, and Jain, M.K. (2006). A Generalized Relation Between Initial Abstraction and Potential Maximum Retention in SCS-CN-Based Model. J. River Basin Management, IAHR, Vol. 4, Issue 4.
  27. Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Babu, P.S., Venugopal, K. and Singh, V.P. (2006). An Enhanced Runoff Curve Number Model Incorporating Storm Duration and a Non-Linear Ia-S Relation. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 631-635.
  28. Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Babu, P.S., and Venugopal, K. (2006). On the Ia-S Relation of the SCS-CN Method. J. Nordic Hydrology, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 261-275.
  29. Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K. and Singh, V.P. (2006). Evaluation of AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-Based Models using Watershed Characteristics. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 531-552. Available online at doi: 10.1007/s11269-006-3086-1.
  30. Mishra, S.K., Sahu, R.K., Eldho, T.I. and Jain, M.K. (2006). An Improved Ia-S Relation Incorporating Antecedent Moisture in SCS-CN Methodology. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 643-660. Available online at doi: 10.1007/s11269-005-9000-4.
  31. Jain M.K., Kothyari U.C. and Ranga Raju. K.G. (2005). Geographic Information System based Distributed Model for Soil Erosion and Rate of Sediment Outflow from Catchments. J. Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 9, pp.  755-769.
  32. Jain, M.K. and Singh, V.P. (2005). DEM Based Modelling of Surface Runoff using Diffusion Wave Equation. J. Hydrology, Elsevier Science, Vol. 302, No. 1-4, pp. 107-126.
  33. Jain, M.K. and Rai, R.K. (2005). Rainfall Runoff Modelling of Kolar Catchment using Watershed Modelling System. International Agricultural Engineering J., Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 55-66.
  34. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Bhunya, P.K. and Singh, V.P. (2005). Field Applicability of the SCS-CN-Based Mishra-Singh General Model and its Variant. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 37- 62.
  35. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Pandey, R.P., and Singh, V.P. (2005). Catchment Area-Based Evaluation of the AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-Inspired Rainfall-Runoff Models. J. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 19, No. 14, 2701-2718. (doi: 10.1002/hyp.5736).
  36. Jain, S.K., Singh, R.D., Jain, M.K. and Lohani, A.K. (2005). Delineation of Flood Prone Areas using Remote Sensing Techniques. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 333-347.
  37. Jain, M.K., Kothyari U.C. and Ranga Raju. K.G. (2004). A GIS based Distributed Rainfall Runoff Model. J. Hydrology, Elsevier Science, Vol. 299, No. 1-2, pp. 107-135.
  38. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., and Singh, V.P. (2004). Evaluation of SCS-CN-based Model Incorporating Antecedent Moisture. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 567-589.
  39. Rai, R.K., Patel, R.A.S., Rastogi, R.A. and Jain, M.K. (2004). Response Functions of Suspended Sediment Flow for a Himalayan Watershed. International Agricultural Engineering J., 13(1&2), pp. 37-46.
  40. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Pandey, R.P. and Singh, V.P.  (2003). Evaluation of the AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-based Models using Large Data of Small Watersheds. Water and Energy International J., Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 13-23.
  41. Kothyari, U.C., Jain M.K. and Ranga Raju K.G. (2002). Estimation of Temporal Variation of Sediment Yield using GIS. Hydrological Sciences J., IAHS, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp 693-706.
  42. Jain, M.K. and Kothyari, U.C. (2000). Estimation of Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield using GIS. Hydrological Sciences J., IAHS, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 771-786.
  43. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K. and Seth, S.M. (1997). Characterization of Flood Waves by Rating Curves. Nordic Hydrology, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 51-64.
  44. Mallappa, J.M., Sen, S. and Jain, M.K. (2014). Trends in Precipitation and Temperature in Karnataka, India. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 37, No. 1-4, pp. 61 – 71.
  45. Jain S.K., Jain, M.K., and Jindal, H.K. (2013). Snowmelt Runoff Modeling in Chenab Basin using Remote Sensing and GIS. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 36, No. 1-4, pp. 55 – 71.
  46. Chakravarti, A. and Jain, M.K. (2014). Experimental Investigation and Modelling of Rainfall-Runoff Process. Indian J. of Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 2096 – 2106.
  47. Meena, B.L., Agrawal, J.D. and Jain, M.K. (2013). Reconstruction of missing rainfall data using artificial neural network. Indian J. Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 63, No. 5&6, pp. 82-86.
  48. Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K. and Jain, M.K. (2013). Suitability of Distribution Function Based Models for SUH Derivation. J. Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 33-41.
  49. Deshmukh, S.B., Pandey, V.K. and Jain, M.K. (2007). Integration of GIS with MUSLE in Assessment of Sediment Yield. Indian J. Soil Conservation, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 1-5.
  50. Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Hawkins, R.H. and Singh, V.P. (2005). Investigation of the SCS-CN-Inspired General Mishra-Singh Model. J. Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 1-24.
  51. Venkatesh, B and Jain, M.K. (2000). Simulation of Daily Flows using Topography based Rainfall Runoff Model. J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 81, pp. 127-132.
  52. Jain, M.K. and Soni, B. (1998). GIS based Rainfall Runoff Modelling of a Catchment. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 21, No. 1-4, pp. 53-66.
  53. Jain, M.K. and Seth S.M. (1997). Rainfall Runoff Modelling of a Himalayan Catchment using a Distributed Approach. J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 78, pp. 89-92.
  54. Jain, M.K., Seth, S.M. and Ramasastri, K.S. (1996). Simulation of Daily Runoff of Hemavati Subbasin at Sakleshpur using Tank Model. J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 77, pp. 67-71.
  55. Jain, M.K. and Seth, S.M. (1995). Derivation of IUH for small Watersheds using a Geomorphological Approach. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 18, No. 1&2, pp. 78-92.