Prof. Ram Karan Singh

Dean, Research Development & Industrial Liaison (RDIL) & PhD Studies, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Post Doc, NIRE, Japan
PhD, BITS, Pilani
M.E., BITS, Pilani
B.E. (Hons.) & M.Sc (Hons.) Dual Degree, BITS, Pilani


An acknowledged researcher, renowned academician and academic administrator, Dr. Ram Karan Singh is Dean of Research Development and Industrial Liaison, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at The Northcap University, Gurugram. He has over 28 years of teaching, research, administrative experience in top institutions/universities in India (15 years) and abroad (13years). He held various administrative positions such as Dean of Research and Development, Head of the department and Head of the Research, Development and Industrial Liaison in various universities during the tenure of his work. He is a member of various national and international academic, research and administrative committees.

He has done dual degrees, B.E. (Hons.) Civil Engineering and M.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, M.E. in Civil Engineering (with specialization in Hydraulics Engineering) and Ph.D. in the area of Hydraulics &Water Resources Engineering from a premier University BITS-Pilani, Pilani India.  Awarded by JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Post-DoctoralFellowship, Japanese Govt. (letter no. JSPS/FF1/185; ID No. P 02413) for a period of 2 years from 2002-2004 to carry out Diffuse pollution modeling of water environment of Japanese low land watersheds”, in Japan at Department of Hydraulics Engineering, NIRE, Tsukuba Science City, Japan 305-8609, JAPAN.

Also recipient of best   research paper awardby Secretary General International Water Supply Association, IWWA, 1996 India ,Glory of India Gold Medal, (the most coveted Institutional and globally reputed) was conferred by International Institute of Success Awareness, New Delhi   2012 for remarkable role in the field of education and administration and Bharat Jyoti Award and Certificate of Excellence and Shiksha Rattan AwardandCertificate of Excellence awarded by India International Friendship Society, New  Delhi at a Seminar on “Economic Growth and  National Integration” at India International Center Delhi on 29th August, 2012 and 30th October 2012 for     outstanding services, achievements and contributions in education by Dr. Bhism Narayan Singh former governor of Tamilnadu and Assam.

Best Researcher Award and star performer for outstanding contribution and achievements in post PhD Research during the academic year 2011-2012 at ITM University on 5th September 2012 (Teachers Day) by Prof. Prem Rat Vice Chancellor and Former Founder Director, IIT, Roorkee. He has taught over forty different courses at the graduate, postgraduate and pre Ph.D. classes and supervised 100 above of Master degree thesis and 10PhD degree thesis presently there are 3 on-going PhD work under his supervision and SRC member of research scholars.

He has over 125 research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals and conference proceedings. Authored five books “Wastewater Management in National Territory of India”, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, (2011) and “Water Quality Assessment and Management for Delhi Stretch of River Yamuna”, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, (2012),Study of Groundwater Sustainability in Gurugram District, Haryana, Scholar’s Press, Germany, (2014) and Study of Environmental Hydraulics of River Ganga, India, Scholar’s Press, Germany, (2016).

Specialist in Water Resources Engineering, development of Optimization Model for watershed, wet land reclamation and management, Multifunctionality of agricultural activities, Modelling of Nutrients load in watershed with main emphasis on Nitrate pollution, application of Fuzzy Logic in Water Resources management, application of Genetic Algorithms in Water Resources Management, Multicriterion Decision Making in Water Resources Management, Project Economics, Remote Sensing and GIS, Study and Modeling of Lake Limnology, Surface Water Quality Modeling,Artificial Neural Networks in Water Resources Engineering, Hydropower and Alternate Energy Sources, Environmental Economics and Impact Assessment, Climate Change and Environment Adaptation and Mitigation, Glacier Hydrology, Green Technology and Carbon market.

He has visited all major continents on research, teaching and collaborative assignments some important one are Keimyung University,South Korea (December 2011), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.(May,2011); Michigan Technological University, Houghton ,U.S.A.(May,2011); NIRE, Tsukuba Science City,Japan(July,2002-July,2004); Dublin University, Ireland (September 2003); Omar Mukhtar University, Libya (Ministry of Higher Education)(October,2008-July,2009); and Arbaminch Water Technology University,(UNDP Funded)(October,1998-July,2002).Presently Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at King Khalid University (Ministry of Higher Education ) (August 2013-till date).

He has   completed the research projects funded by USIEF, USA, GTZ, Germany; JSPS, Japan; DAAD, Germany; UNESCO, New Delhi; SNV, Netherland; DST, India; and AICTE, India, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agricuture, Saudi Arabia as a project principal investigator. He has organized three international conferences i.e. on “Adaptation and mitigation options for tackling the impact of climate change on water resources” on March 10-11, 2011 at ITM University campus in cooperation with UNESCO, DST and WAPCOS Indiaand   another workshop under Indo-US bilateral funding (IUSSTF) along with Michigan Technological University, USA, University of Massachutes, USA on March5-6, 2012 on the topic “Global Challenges: climate change, water, environment and society”.

He   also chaired various sessions and did panel discussions in various national and international conferences, invited talks and guest lectures. With ability to work in technically demanding and complex research and academic works and provide diverse and flexible support. Can work independently or as a part of multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to lead   team, coordinate multiple task and staff, and deliver products and results in academic, administrative and research   environment.