Prof H.B. Raghavendra

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Civil & Environmental Engineering

PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
MS from IIT Madras
B.E. from University of Mysore, Karnataka

Honb’le Vice-Chancellor, Dr. H.B. Raghavendra completed his B.E. in Civil Engineering with distinction from University of Mysore, Karnataka, in 1983 and MS in Research, from IIT Madras in 1988. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1996. He was a recipient of several scholarships of Government of India during his student days. He was also selected for fellowship by University of Singapore. In 2002, he completed his Masters in Software Systems from BITS Pilani.

Prior to joining The NorthCap University as Vice Chancellor on 4th December 2017, Dr. Raghavendra served as Founding Director, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. He was also the Interim Director General of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research. He has presented around 45 technical papers in national and international journals and conferences, and has also presented his technical papers abroad. Dr. Raghavendra is on the panel of referees for ICE journals. He has delivered lectures at short-term training programmes conducted by IISc, Bangalore, and other premier institutions. He has been member of BOS and BOE of various universities. He has also served as member and chairman of Academic Council, Finance Committee and Research Advisory Board of University. He is on the governing council of technical institutions as Vice Chancellor’s nominee.

Dr. Raghavendra is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and holds several prestigious fellowships and membership of professional organizations like American Society for Civil Engineers, Indian Geotechnical Society, Indian Society for Technical Education, Indian Association for Structural Engineers, Life Member Earth Quake Society of India, Indian Road Congress and member of many other Professional bodies.

He is active in consultancy in the field of geotechnical and structural engineering. He has a special interest in foundations on problematic soils and rehabilitation of structures. He has completed projects sponsored by AICTE and several industries on utilisation of industrial waste as construction material. At IIT Madras, he has worked in consultancy projects of ONGC and Singareni Calories Ltd. Some of Dr. Raghavendra’s recent research includes the impact of industrial waste on engineering behaviour of soils, design and analysis of reinforced soil foundations, and ground improvement and rehabilitation of structures. He has served as coordinator for the World Bank programme on rural sanitation and water supply projects. He has been instrumental in establishing Centres of Excellence on Energy and Automotive at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. He had been Director on the Board IACE.