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Dr. Sindhu G.,Ph D

Dean Research, Professor in CE



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    B.Tech:1987, Civil Engg. College of Engineering Trivandrum

    M.Tech:1989, Civil (Hydraulics) Engg., College of Engg. Trivandrum

    Ph.D :2013, College of Engg. Trivandrum (Kerala University)

    Topic: An Integrated approach for modelling of saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers – A Case study

    Lecturer (Assistant Professor) : 30.10.1989 - 21.11.1999

    Associate Professor                : 22.11.1999 - 31-12-2005

    Professor (NC)                        : 01.01.2006 - 31-05-2014

    Professor                                : 01-06-2014 Onwards

  • Research area / Projects

        (i) Groundwater flow modelling & Contaminant transport modelling

        (ii) Geophysical studies

        (iii) Hydrology & Experimental Hydraulics

        (iv)  Application of GIS in the field of Hydrology & Groundwater Engg.

  • Publications

    (1)     Ramla Beevi I., Sindhu G. and Nair A.S.K.(1999), “Studies on Thevarkadavu drinking water supply scheme of Kalady ward ,Thiruvananthapuram Corporation  under decentralized planning programme”,Proceedings of Eleventh Science congress, Kasaragod organised by KSCSTE.pp.(412-414).

    (2)     Siju T and Sindhu G.(2001), “Study on suitability of first order AR model to some streams in Kerala”, Proceedings of Regional seminar on Technological developments for the third millennium,Vol.III ,College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(516-527).

    (3)     Ganga and Sindhu G.(2002), “A stochastic model for daily rainfall data at a rain gauge station in Kerala”, Proceedings of National seminar on Interactive integrated technological advancement-Recent Trends(IIART),College of Engg. Trivandrum, pp.(40-48).

    (4)     Geetha Kumari and Sindhu G. (2004), “Assessment of natural Groundwater recharge using water balance approach”, Proceedings of National seminar on Recent trends in Technological advancements, Vol.I, College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(69-74).

    (5)     Habi C.H. and Sindhu G.(2005), “ Quantitative estimation of sedimentation in Kallada reservoir”, Proceeding of 6thNational conference on Technological Trends (NCTT) ,College     of Engg.Trivandrum, pp.(116-119).

    (6)   Smitha S.S. and Sindhu G.(2007), “ Assessment of Vulnerability of coast due to seawater intrusion –A Case study”, Proceeding of  NCTT-2007,College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(139- 144).

    (7)     Dhanya S. Nair and Sindhu G. (2008), “Management of coastal aquifers in South Kerala-A Case study”, Proceedings of NCTT-2008, College of Engg.Trivandrum.

    (8)     Kiran Tony and Sindhu G. (2009), “Effect of sea level rise on groundwater flow modelling”, Proceeding of NCTT-2009, College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(122-125).

    (9)     Divya R.Nair and Sindhu G. (2010), “Assessment of groundwater vulnerability to contamination-A Case study”, Proceedings of Young Environmental research Conference, Organised in  connection with world water day 2010 CWRDM Kozhikkode & KSCSTE, Govt.of Kerala, pp.21

    (10)   Divya R.Nair and Sindhu G. (2010), “Evaluation of Groundwater vulnerability to    contamination-A GIS approach”, Proceedings of International Conference on Technological Trends(ICTT-  2010), College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(175-181).

    (11)   Ashitha M. and Sindhu G.(2010), “ Estimation and Mapping of Groundwater Recharge-A Case study”, Proceeding of International Conference on Technological Trends(ICTT-2010), College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(160-166).

    (12)   Sindhu G., J.Letha and Rajesh Raghunath (2010), “Hydro chemical studies for delineating saltwater intrusion”, Proceedings of International Conference on Technological Trends (ICTT- 2010), College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(182-187).

    (13)   Sindhu G., Smitha S.,J. Letha and Rajesh Raghunath (2010), “Geophysical Signatures of    seawater intrusion along the coastal stretches of Trivandrum district, Kerala State, India”, Proceedings of International Conference on Mechanics, Materials and Management(IMMM-  2010),  College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(365-370).

    (14)   Ashitha M. and Sindhu G.(2011), “ Groundwater flow modelling of coastal aquifers of Trivandrum”, Proceeding of NCTT-2011,College of Engg. Trivandrum.

    (15)   Remya Mary and Sindhu G.(2011), “Effect of urbanisation on Surface water –A Case study”, Proceedings of NCTT-2011,College of Engg. Trivandrum.

    (16)   Remya Mary K.J. and Sindhu G.(2012), “Evaluation of river water for drinking purpose by water  quality index”, Proceedings of NCTT-2012,College of Engg. Trivandrum pp.(162-   168).

    (17)   Divya R.Nair and Sindhu G.(2011), “ Analysis of Landuse Land Cover change of Trivandrum Corporation based on GIS”, Proceedings of National Technological Congress, Kerala-2011, College of Engg. Trivandrum,PP.(174-179).

    (18)   Sindhu G., Ashitha M., P.G. Jairaj and Rajesh Raghunath (2012), “Modelling of coastal aquifers of Trivandrum, Proceedia Engineering, Elsevier, vol.38,pp.(3443-3448).

    (19)   Cinaya Tony and Sindhu G.(2013), “Modelling of Coastal groundwater system”, Proceedings of  NCTT-2013,College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(897-903).

    (20)   Suffina A.M. and Sindhu G.(2013), “Estimation of groundwater recharge and delineation of  groundwater potential zones-A Case study, Proceedings of NCTT-    2013,College of Engg. Trivandrum, pp.(885-890).

    (21)   Ranjana V.K. and Sindhu G.(2014), “Performance evaluation of regression and ANN models for estimating runoff and sediment yield”, Proceedings of NCTT-2014, College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(453-458).

    (22)   Ranjana V.K. and Sindhu G. (2014), “Delineation of Recharge zones in Vamanapuram river basin”, International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research,Vol.5(7) PP.(300-306  ).

    (23)   Akhila V. and Sindhu G.(2014), “Experimental study on reduction of scour around circular bridge pier”, Proceedings of NCTT-2014,College of Engg. Trivandrum, pp.(436-441).

    (24)   Karuna P., and Sindhu G.,(2014), “ Vulnerability assessment of coastal aquifer to seawater intrusion”, Proceedings of NCTT-2014,College of Engg. Trivandrum, pp.(149-154).

    (25)   Devarajan K. and Sindhu G.(2015), “Estimation and mapping of Groundwater recharge: A Case study”, Proceedings of 27th Kerala Science Congress at Alappuzha.

    (26) Devarajan K.,and Sindhu G.,(2015), “Application of Numerical and Empirical models for     groundwater level forecasting”, Proceedings of National Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable      Water Resources Management(CSWM-2015),NIT Warangal.pp. (148-155).

    (27)   Devarajan K.,and Sindhu G.(2015), “Application of Numerical and Empirical models for groundwater level forecasting”, International journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, PP.( 127-133 ).

    (28) Anish Sam Tharakan and Sindhu G.(2015), “Assessment of groundwater potential zones using Electrical resistivity method-A Case study”, proceedings of NCTT-2015,College of   Engg. Trivandrum.

    (29) Suja Nair and Sindhu G.(2015), “ Groundwater level forecasting using Artificial Neural Network”,proceedings of NCTT-2015,College of  Engg. Trivandrum.

    (30)  Niranjana and Sindhu G.(2015), “Assessment of groundwater vulnerability to contamination using AHP-GIS based DRASTIC model and Factor Analysis-A Case study”,proceedings of    NCTT-2015,College of Engg. Trivandrum.

    (31)  Suja Nair and Sindhu G.(2016), “Groundwater level forecasting using ANN”,International journal of Scientific and Research publications.

    (32)  Lekshmi V. and Sindhu G. “Groundwater flow modelling of a coastal aquifer system-A Case study”, Proceedings of NCTT-2016,College of Engg. Trivandrum,pp.(647-654 )

    (33)  Theja S.N. and Sindhu G.(2016), “Modelling of contaminant transport through an unconfined aquifer”,Proceedings of NCTT-2016, College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(235-240).

    (34)  Keerthi P.K. and Sindhu G.(2016), “Assessment and Evaluation of groundwater quality in an industrial area-A Case study”,Proceedings of NCTT-2016,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(577-582).

    (35)  Karuna P. and Sindhu G.(2016), “3D Groundwater modelling g for sustainable resource       management_A case study”, International journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology,pp.(247-257).

    (36)   Devarajan K. and Sindhu G.(2016), “Development of numerical model for groundwater flow-  A Case study”, Proceedings of National conference on Water resources and hydropower , University of Petroleum and energy studies,Dehradun.

    (37)   LekshmiV., and Sindhu G.,(2016), “Effect of recharge on groundwater levels-A Case study’,Proceedings of international conference on Information systems, Energy, Environment and safety emerging scenario(ISEES-2016),GEC Bartonhill,TVPM,pp.(33-39).

    (38) Reshma R.and Sindhu G.(2017), “Assesment of groundwater recharge using water balance   approach”, proceedings of NCTT-2017,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(431-436).

    (39)   Krishna Praseeda and Sindhu G.(2017), “ Assessment of drought in Chittur block-A Case   study”, Proceedings of NCTT-2017,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(437-442 ).

    (40)   Revathy and Sindhu G.(2017), “Interpretation of groundwater levels using Kriging –A Case study”, Proceedings of NCTT-2017,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(454-458).

    (41)   SwethaPadmanabhan and Sindhu G.(2017), “Delineation of ground water recharge zones”,”, Proceedings of NCTT-2017,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(516-520).

    (42)   Athira B. and Sindhu G.(2017), “Tidal influence on saltwater intrusion”,”, Proceedings of NCTT-2017,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(443-447).

    (43)   LekshmiVijayachandran and Sindhu G.(2017), “Modelling of saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifer-A Case study”,Proceedings of NCTT-2017,College of Engg.Trivandrum,pp.(485-      492)

    (44)   G.Sindhu and LekshmiVijayachandran(2018), “Effect of Pumping on Groundwater levels-A Case study”,Journal of Institution of Engineers India:Series A,pp.(369-377).

    (45) Reshma R., and Sindhu G.,(2019), “Assessment of Groundwater vulnerability to contamination-A Case study”,  Environ Monit Assess (2019) 191: 356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7493-1

    (46) Sindhu G., and Lekshmi Vijayachandran (2019), “Simulation and prediction of TDS concentrations in observation wells in a groundwater system using FEFLOW”, International Journal of Evolutions in Mechanical Engineering 2(3). EME.000536.2019.DOI;10.31031/EME.2019.02.000536

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