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Name : Dr. Seema K. Nayar

Department : Civil Engineering

Designation : Professor


Email: seemaknayar@tkmce.ac.in

Office Phone: 04742713125

Mobile: 9895722569

Address:

"Saketham"
59, Royal Nagar,
Kilikollur,
Kollam
691 004

Education

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering ("Re-engineering Jalanidhi: A Critical Review and Analysis of Community Managed Rural Water Supply Schemes in Kerala"), University of Kerala, 2012
  • M.Tech in Civil Engineering (Building Technology and Construction Management), IIT Madras, Chennai, 1998
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering, University of Kerala, 1988
  • Diploma in Vastuvidya, "Vastuvidyapravesika", Vastuvidyapratisthanam, 1997

Professional Experience

  • Worked as Engineering Apprentice in Nirmithi Kendra, Kollam from 10.03.1989 to 20.07.1989
  • Worked as Apprentice Trainee in Minor Irrigation Section, Pandalam from 09.11.1989 to 08.11.1990
  • Joined TKM College of Engineering as Lecturer on 23.10.1992

Research Interest

  • Construction Management
  • Cost effective techniques in mass housing

Ongoing PhDs.

    Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

    • Project Proposal submitted to Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (KRWSA), Thiruvanathapuram for the Performance Analysis of Jalanidhi Schemes. Project under review at KRWSA

    Awards and Honours

    • Recipient of District Merit Scholarship during 1984-88
    • Recipient of Rajeev Memorial Scholarship for securing highest marks in the IV & V semester in Civil Engineering
    • Alumni Proficiency Award for the best all-rounder in Civil Engg. Branch,1988
    • Second rank for B.Tech Degree Exam (1988) from the University of Kerala
    • Swaroop Kumar Memorial Gold Medal for being the top scorer in the Civil Engineering branch in the final year B.Tech Examination
    • P.P.Nayar Memorial Gold Medal for being the top ranking B.Tech student of T.K.M.C.E in 1988
    • First Class with distinction for the Diploma course ‘Vastuvidya Pravesika’ by Vastuvidyapratisthanam, Calicut

    Membership in Professional Bodies

    • life Member, ISTE
    • Member, Institution of Engineers (India)
    • Member, Quilon Management Association
    • Member, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Advisor for batches 1996-2000 (from 1998 onwards), 2001-05, 2007-11, 2012-16 of B.Tech Civil Engineering Students
    • Member, Committee for evaluation of teaching staff, Dept. of Civil Engineering
    • Member, Syllabus Revision Committee, 2003
    • Assistant Lab-in-charge, Geotechnical Engineering Lab (2004-14)
    • Assistant Lab-in-charge, Strength of Materials Lab (2014-15)
    • Lab-in-charge, Civil Engineering Lab (2015-)
    • President, Literary & Debating Society (June 2004-June 2006)
    • Staff-in-charge, SPICMACAY ( June 2009-June 2011)
    • Chairman ISTE Students' Chapter (June 2014-September 2017)
    • Department representative for Industry Institute Interaction Cell under TEQIP-II
    • Member, Ethics Committee
    • Member, Staff Club
    • Member, Executive Committee, Alumni Association
    • Member, Website Management Committee
    • Head, Career Guidance and Placement Unit (June 2017-till date)
    • MoU Coordinator-Department of Civil Engineering (June 2017-till date)
    • BTCM Stream Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering (June 2017-till date)

    Teachng History

    • Joined TKM College of Engineering as Lecturer on 23-10-1992
    • Have been handling various Civil Engineering subjects for B.Tech classes, especially courses on Construction Management, Materials Management, Personnel Management and Architecture for Civil Engineering students
    • Have been handling classes for PG from 1998 onwards.

    Courses and Training Attended

    • Attended more than 200 days of courses and training programmes in various organizations and institutions
    • Organized a three day Workshop on "Innovation in Mass Housing" from 8th to 10th of January, 2015 at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
    • Organized an Induction Training Programme for Faculty of experience less than 5 years from 19th to 23rd of December, 2016. This was conducted under the auspices of the Teaching and Learning Centre
    • Organized a lecture by Dr. Parameswaran Ajith, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore on 28th of February, 2017
    • Organized a AICTE-sponsored QIP Short term Course on "Recalibrating the Industry-Institute Space" from 6th to 11th of March, 2017
    • Organized a lecture by Dr. Alexander Jacob IPS (Retd. DGP) as part of the Inspirational Lecture Series by the Teaching and Learning Centre on 28th of March, 2017
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    International Conference:

    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Performance Analysis of Drinking Water Projects in Kerala, Proceedings of the 15th Congress of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, IIT Madras, Chennai, 2006, pp 1553-1558
    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Jalanidhi: Banking on Community Participation for Sustainability, Proceedings of the International Conference on Drinking Water Safety, Security and Sustainability, (Ed. Miaomiao Ye, David Z. Zhu, Tuqiao Zhang), Hangzhou, China on October 9-11, 2011, pp 640-645
    • Seema K. Nayar, P. Soumya and Lalu Mangal, Benchmarking: A Tool for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Managed Rural Water Supply Schemes, Proceedings of the International Conference on Drinking Water Safety, Security and Sustainability, (Ed. Miaomiao Ye, David Z. Zhu, Tuqiao Zhang), Hangzhou, China on October 9-11, 2011, pp 654-659
    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Service Quality Model in Community-Managed Rural Water Supply Schemes: A Case Study of Jalanidhi, Kerala, Proceedings of the International Conference on Modelling and Simulation in Civil Engineering (Ed. Lalu Mangal), Department of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, December 8-10th, 2011, pp 44-51
    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Community Management in Rural Water Supply: The Stakeholders' Perspective, Paper presented at the 36th IAHR World Congress held at the World Forum, the Hague, The Netherlands from 28-6-2015 to 3-7-2015

    National Conference:

    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Sustainable Development Strategies in People’s Planning Programme, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Sustainable Habitat, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, 2003, pp 83-89
    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Water Management in India – 2020, Paper presented at the 25th National Convention of Architectural Engineers, Institution of Engineers (India) at Calicut, 2009
    • Seema K. Nayar and Lalu Mangal, Water Management by Communities: The Sustainability Perspective, Proceedings of the All India Seminar on Relevance of Traditional Architecture in Modern Buildings, September 15-16th, 2011, The Institute of Engineers (India)Kozhikode Local Centre and Department of Architecture and Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Calicut, pp 41-47