Bharat Singh Lecture Series
Late Professor Bharat Singh, former Vice Chancellor University of Roorkee (1982-1986) is a well-known name in the area of water resources development. His areas of specialization included Water Resources Planning, Sediment Transport, Irrigation Engineering and Design of Hydraulic Structures, specially Earth and Rock fill Dams. He was very closely associated with the water resources development of the country for over five decades. Born in December 1925, he obtained Diploma (Hons.) in Civil Engineering from Thomason College, Roorkee in 1945 and DIC and Ph.D. from Imperial college of Science and Technology and London University in 1960. He served in UP Irrigation Department from 1945 to 1951 and joined University of Roorkee as Lecturer in Civil Engineering Department in 1963. Later he switched over to Water Resources Development Training Centre (WRDTC) in 1966. He rose to the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Roorkee in 1982. Dr. Bharat Singh had the rare quality of providing solution of field problems with academic excellence. He visited many countries like UK, USA, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, China, Philippines, and USSR. He was UNDP consultant in Iran and UNDRO delegate to Armenia. He was a member of expert Panels of several major Projects in India. He was appointed a member of three-man panel formed by the then Prime Minister for Kaveri Water Dispute (January 1996) and was a member of National Commission for Integrated Water Resources Development (1997 to 1999). He was a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and several other professional Institutions. He published three standard textbooks and over 50 papers, several of which have received national awards like Khosla Research Award (1963), Central Board of Irrigation and Power Medals (1966, 1975). Institution of Engineers (India) Prize (1965-66) and Indian Geotechnical Society R.N. Prasad Prize (1990).
Bharat Singh Memorial Lecture
Date: 07 June, 2023
Venue: Biotech Auditorium
"Low-Tech Water Treatment Technology for Producing Safe Water" by Prof. Edward McBean.
Numerical studies of colloid and virus transport in unsaturated soil and groundwater
Second Bharat Singh Endowment Lecture in Hydrology on 'Entropy Theory and its Application in Hydrologic Engineering' delivered by Prof V. P. Singh on 24th February 2020
Inaugural Bharat Singh Endowment Lecture By Prof. K. Subramanya
Inaugural Bharat Singh Endowment Lecture delivered by Prof. K. Subramanya on "Interesting Experiences in Practical Works related to Water Resources" on February 06, 2020
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has taken a great initiative by conducting the Bharat Singh Endowment Lecture Series. The Department of Hydrology (DoH) organised its inaugural lecture of the series on February 06, 2020. The lecture was delivered by Prof. K. Subramanya, Former Professor Civil Eng., IIT Kanpur on "Interesting Experiences in Practical Works related to Water Resources". The lecture was graced by the presence of institute director Dr A. K. Chaturvedi and Dr. Sharad K Jain, Director NIH along with departmental faculties Prof. M. K. Jain., Prof. Himanshu Joshi, Prof. M. Permual, Prof. N. K. Goel, Prof Brijesh Yadav, Prof. Sumit Sen, Prof. Ankit Agarwal. Prof. K. Subramanya shared his experiences and challenges faced by engineers, hydrologists, and experts while working on river water sharing tribunals and other projects involving interstate(s) disputes. The lecture was engaging and enlightening for the audience. The lecture was concluded with questions from students/scholars followed by thanks giving note by Prof. M. K. Jain , Head DoH.