• Dr Ketan Kotecha is a receipt of LEAP grant from Government of INDIA.

    Dr Ketan Kotecha

    LEAP is one of the most niched program for young leaders in academics.

    The Director, Dr Ketan Kotecha is invited to participate in US-India Higher Education Collaboration Workshop to be held in Washington D.C on April 2020 for establishing international partnerships for research and academic collaborations with India and USA. His visit is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in India.


Funded Project outcomes

Benchmark experiment for growing tomatoes

Benchmark experiment for growing tomatoes

Benchmark experiment for growing tomatoes

Under the project funded by European Union- Department of Science & Technology and supported by Symbiosis on Water and Waste water treatment, a benchmark experiment for growing tomatoes with treated wastewater is conducted on a large scale. Prof. Sagar Kolekar has successfully installed drip irrigation system to grow tomatoes under the guidance of Dr. Kanchan Khare and Prof.Pennan Chinnasamy (IIT Bombay).

International Collaboration

Article by Research Scholar Ms. Shalaka Hire, with Dr. Sayali Sandbhor as the supervisor and Dr. Kirti Ruikar, Loughborough University, UK as the Co-supervisor, titled “Bibliometric Survey for Adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Industry– A Safety Perspective” is published in “Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering” which is a Q1 Journal with a very high Impact factor of 7.351.

Industry and International Academia Collaboration

Dr. Sayali Sandbhor presented a research Paper in collaboration with Industry (L&T) and International academia (Loughborough University, UK) at Project Management Institute’s Research Academic Conference organized by IIT Bombay in March 2021. Paper got published in conference proceedings.

Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Sayali Sandbhor


Invitation as Expert for Road Safety Audit

Prof. Humera Khanum is invited as the Road Safety Audit Expert at PCCOE for the Urban road safety audit project of PCMC.

Invitation as Expert for Road Safety Audit


Sweden- India Mobility Hackathon

Sweden- India Mobility Hackathon
Sweden- India Mobility Hackathon

Sweden- India Mobility Hack Award Ceremony

SIT CIVIL department is very proud to announce that challenges submitted by Prof. Humera Khanum and Prof. Rushikesh Kulkarni were selected for Sweden- India Mobility Hack, an International Hackathon. Prof. Humera Khanum was invited as a Jury member for the Hackathon where more than 600 participants submitted their solutions. 

Prof. Rushikesh Kulkarni, invited as Lead Jury, declared the results of the challenge designed by him during the online function. The online felicitation ceremony was conducted in the presence of Hon. Minister Nitin Gadkariji, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India and Mr. Klas Molin, Sweden ambassador to India. 


Proposal Submission for session at WETPOL 2021- International Symposium by Prof. Kanchan Khare, Head Civil Department, 

Proposal for organizing a session on  "Role and the functioning of wetlands and other nature-based solutions in urban settings" for WETPOL 2021 organised by BOKU university Vienna along with Dr Robert Faggian from Deakin University and Dr Dayanand Panse,   Director  Ecosan Services Foundation  has been accepted. 


9th International Symposium

13-17 September 2021



Prof. Rushikesh Kulkarni – Nodal coordinator, Online Distance Learning Program, IIRS ISRO.

 Recently coordinated three months (17th August - 20 November) course   Basics of Remote Sensing Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System  by IIRS, Dehradun in online mode. Two students from the civil department have completed  and received the certificate for the course.

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

Prof. Sagar Kolekar - organizing member for the competition (Mapathon) organized by IIT Bombay.

Dr. Sayali Sandbhor - Guest Editor for Special issue in ITcon

Proposal for special issue on “Next Generation ICT- How distant is ubiquitous computing” accepted and floated on Journal of Information Technology in Construction in association with Loughborough University, UK and IIT Bombay.

Journal of Information Technology in Construstion

Journal of Information Technology in Construstion