B.E. Civil Engineering : VTU Belgaum (Karnataka), 2002
M.Tech. Geotechnical Engineering : MNNIT Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), 2005
Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering : IISc Bangalore (Karnataka), 2009
Research Interests : Computational Geotechnics, Reliability Analysis, Reinforced Earth, Soil Nailing Technique
Email : vikas.p.singh@iitram.ac.in
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Employment Details

  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department

    Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management - Ahmedabad, since December 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department

    National Institute of Technology - Patna, July 2015 - December 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department

    Thapar University - Patiala, June 2011 - June 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department

    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies - Dehradun, January 2010 - June 2011

Journal Publications

  • Sivakumar Babu GL, Singh VP and Murthy BRS (2011)

    Soil nailing for rehabilitation of reinforced earth wall distress. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Ground Improvement, Vol. 164, No. GI4, pp. 235-244.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2011)

    Reliability based load and resistance factors for soil nailing. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 915-930.
  • Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2010)

    2D Numerical simulations of soil nail walls. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 299-309.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2010)

    Reliability analyses of a prototype soil nail wall using regression models. Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 71-88.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2010)

    Adequacy of field pullout testing of soil nails. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 93-98.
  • Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2010)

    Reliability based LRFD for shallow foundations. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 135-144.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2010)

    Soil nails field pullout testing: evaluation and applications. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 13-21.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009)

    Reliability based study on seismic stability of soil nail walls. Geotechnical Engineering Journal, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 237-246.
  • Singh VP (2009)

    Alluvial soils as subgrade material: Laboratory and statistical evaluation. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 232-239.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009)

    Deformation and stability regression models for soil nail walls. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 162, No. GE4, pp. 213-223.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009)

    Simulation of soil nail structures using PLAXIS 2D. Plaxis Bulletin, Vol. 25 (April), pp. 16–21.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009)

    Reliability analysis of soil nail walls. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 44-54.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009)

    Stability analysis of prototype soil nail wall. Journal of Consultancy Development Centre, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 10-19.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2009)

    Appraisal of soil nailing design. Indian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 81-95.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2008)

    Numerical analyses of performance of soil nail walls in seismic conditions. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, Vol. 45, No. 1-2, pp. 31-40.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2008)

    Finite element analysis of prototype soil nailed walls – a case study. Highway Research Journal, Highway Research Board, Indian Roads Congress, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 99-106.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2007)

    Stabilization of vertical cut using soil nailing. Plaxis Bulletin, Vol. 22 (October), pp. 06–09.

Conference Publications

  • National Conference

    Singh M and Singh VP (2015). Active seismic earth pressure due to unsaturated backfill. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference “GIFT”, Pune, Paper Id. 112, December 17-19.
  • International Conference

    Singh M and Singh VP (2014). Influence of matrix suction on stability analysis of unsaturated slopes. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure “ICSCI 2014”, Hyderabad, October 17-18, paper no. 71, pp. 437-442.
  • International Conference

    Kumar M, Gambhir ML and Singh VP (2013). Probabilistic effect of aggregate grading on partial safety factors for concrete. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Concrete Sustainability “ICCS 2013”, Tokyo, May 27-29, paper no. S3-1-3, pp. 822-829.
  • National Conference

    Singh VP (2013). Computational modelling of soil nail walls. In Proceedings of the National Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Aspects of Wastes and Their Utilization in Infrastructure Projects “GGWUIP 2013”, Ludhiana, February 15-16, Vol. 2, pp. 473-480.
  • International Conference

    Singh VP (2012). LRFD for soil nail walls. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering, Technology and Management “SPICON 2012”, Mumbai, May 31st – June 02nd.
  • National Conference

    Bajaj K, Shrivastava Y and Singh VP (2011). Soil stabilsation using pozzolanic materials. In Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference “GEOCHALLENGES”, Kochi, December 15-17, pp. 405-408.
  • National Conference

    Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2008). Reliability based assessment of stability of soil nailed walls under seismic conditions. In Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference “Advances in Geotechnical Engineering – GEOAGE”, Bangalore, December 17-19, Vol. 2, pp. 551–554.
  • National Conference

    Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2007). Stabilization of vertical-cut using soil-nailing – a numerical analysis. In Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Conference “Geotechnical Engineering Experiences and Practices (GEOTECHNICA)”, New Delhi, May 18-19, pp. 347–355.
  • National Conference

    Tiwari RP, Singh VP and Rathod GW (2005). Statistical prediction of permeability for drainage layers in pavement. In Proceedings of the National Conference “Geotechnics in Environmental Protection (GEN)”, Allahabad, April 9-10, pp. IX 20–IX 22.

Book Chapters / Other

  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2016)

    Back analyses in geotechnical Engineering (Chapter 7). In Forensic Geotechnical Engineering. Edited by VVS Rao and GL Sivakumar Babu. Springer India, pp. 113–118.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2013)

    Section 3200 Soil Nailing. In: MoRTH Specifications for Road and Bridge Works, Indian Roads Congress, 5th Revision, pp. 819–828.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL, Murthy BRS and Singh VP (2009)

    Forensic analysis on RE wall distress: a case study. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the National Workshop on “Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE)”, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, September 12, pp. 29–38.
  • Singh VP and Sivakumar Babu GL (2008)

    Numerical analysis of soil nailed walls. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the Department of Civil Engineering “First Annual Student Symposium”, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, July 9-10.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2007)

    Numerical analysis of soil nailed walls. In Proceedings of the DST short term course on “Application of Centrifuge Modelling to Geotechnical Engineering Practice- ACMGEP”, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, November 13-15, pp. 68–81.
  • Sivakumar Babu GL and Singh VP (2007)

    Use of soil nailing for excavation stability and slope stability improvement - analysis of case studies. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the Prof. TS Nagaraj Memorial National Seminar “Geotechnics for Infrastructure”, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, September 28-29.

Awards and Achievements

  • IGS-Dr. B.B. Rai – S.N. Gupta Biennial Award

    In 2011 for the paper entitled, “Appraisal of Soil Nailing Design” published in the Indian Geotechnical Journal, 39(1), 2009, 81-95
  • MoRTH salary / MHRD scholarship

    For pursuing doctorate (August 2006 – October 2009)
  • MHRD GATE scholarship

    For pursuing M. Tech. (2003-2005)
  • Campus Recruitment

    In Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi as Material Engineer [E-1] through placement office MNNIT, Allahabad (2005)
  • GATE

    Qualified GATE – 2003 examination
  • First with Distinction

    B.E. Civil Engineering (2002)

Professional Recognitions

  • Reviewer for Journals

    Geotechnical & Geological Engineering Journal, Sadhana Journal, International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, Journal of Construction & Building Materials
  • External Examiner

    MTech theses, NIT Hamirpur
  • Member, Board of Studies – Civil Engineering

    Punjab Technical University - Jalandhar (2011), Thapar University - Patiala (2013), GSFC University - Vadodara (2017)
  • Life Member

    Indian Geotechnical Society (LM 2721)

Academic Project Supervision

  • Research based Project (UG)

    Arihant, Gaurav and Tushar (2017), Experimental Evaluation and Analysis of Liquefaction Potential.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Charmy, Harshil and Kaushal (2016), Design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Embankment for Flyover.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Harmandeep, Harvir, Rupinder, Vishal, Simrit and Ramandeep (2015), Stability Analysis of Shallow Foundations and Slopes.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Mandeep (2015), Seismic Earth Pressure due to Unsaturated Backfill, Published in a National Conference.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Mandeep (2014), Stability Analysis of Unsaturated Slopes, Published in an International Conference.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Amitoj, Prakul, Abhimanyu, Anshul, Gursharan and Tarundeep (2014), Analysis of Sheet Piles.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Gagandeep and Komal (2014), Construction of Tunnel at Underground Metro Station, L&T , SUCG JV CC-27, (DMRC), Hauz Khas, New Delhi.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Piyush and Vikash (2014), Analysis & Design of Bridges, Saanvi Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Sector 70, Nodia.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Rahul (2014), Construction of Multi-Storied Residential Apartments, Gulmohar Residency, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Rijul (2014), Construction Monitoring and Execution of Operations at SEZ, Unitech Limited, Sector 48, Gurgaon.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Abhishek, Abhisht, Anmol, Ashish, Ishaan and Jashandeep (2013), Design of Reinforced Earth Walls.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Pranav (2013), Construction of 4-Lane Railway Head Over Bridge, Nehru Nagar-Kavi Nagar Road, Ghaziabad.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Hemant, Sahil and Vishvendra (2013), Construction Monitoring and Design of IT Park Building, HCL Phase-III Project, L&T Constructions, Sector 126, Noida.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Siddhant (2013), Layout Components of an Infrastructure Project, DLF Garden City, Lucknow.
  • Live Industrial Project (UG)

    Abhilash (2013), UNESCO Apartment Rehabilitation and Design of Bridges, Saanvi Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Sector 70, Nodia.
  • Research based Project (UG)

    Ketan and Yash (2011), Effect of Relative Compaction and Percent Fines on the Permeability of Soils, Published in a National Conference.

Professional Development

  • Workshop

    Attended two days TEQIP sponsored Workshop on “Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Civil Engineering” held on 6th-7th March, 2014 at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • Short Term Course

    Participated in AICTE recognized Short Term Course on “Induction (Pedagogical) Training Programme” held on 20th-24th January, 2014 at NITTTR, Chandigarh.
  • Workshop

    Attended one day TEQIP sponsored Workshop on “Health Monitoring of Infrastructures” held on 25th October, 2013 at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • Faculty Development Program

    Participated in a two-day TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development Program on “Advanced Topics in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer” held on 17th-18th September, 2013 at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • Faculty Development Program

    Participated in one day TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development Program on “Emerging Trends in Civil Engineering” held on 23rd August, 2013 at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • Workshop

    Attended one day Dissemination Workshop on “Virtual Labs in Surveying” held on 26th April, 2013 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
  • Workshop

    Attended one day International Workshop on “Reinforced Soil and Geosynthetic Engineering” held on 16th December, 2012 at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana.
  • Staff Development Programme

    Participated in a two-week AICTE sponsored Staff Development Programme on “Disaster Prevention and Mitigation” held from 28th May-8th June, 2012 at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • Workshop

    Participated in one day National Workshop on “Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE)” held on 12th September, 2009 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • Conference

    Participated in 12th IACMAG conference on “Geomechanics in the Emerging Social and Technological Age” held from 1st-6th October, 2008 at Goa.
  • Seminar

    Participated in “Prof. T. S. Nagaraj Memorial National Seminar: Geotechnics for Infrastructure” held from 28th–29th September, 2007 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • Workshop

    Attended a two-day “Microzonation Workshop” held from 26th –27th June, 2007 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • International Course

    Participated in “PLAXIS - International Course on Computational Geomechanics” held from 21st–23rd February, 2007 at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.

Contact Details

  • Dr. Vikas Pratap Singh

    Assistant Professor (Civil Engineering), Room No. L-301, IITRAM, Nr. Khokhra Circle, Ahmedabad - 380026, Email: vikas.p.singh@iitram.ac.in, Tel.: +91-79-67775 428 (O).