Kanchana M S

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Email: kanchanams@nie.ac.in
Phone No: 0821-4004903
About Me:

My expertise is in water and energy management, I was involved in SENTINEL group for about four years and was involved in Bioactive Sensor research dealing with detecting pesticides in drinking water. I was actively involved in studies pertaining to detection of Phthalates in water, I supervised M.Tech students to continue studies to detect phthalates in water in Mysuru, this work emphasised on monitoring the phthalates (an endocrine disrupter) level in various water sample in Mysuru City, this work was appreciated by Mysuru District Commissioner for its societal impact. Further I along with the Master’s students as team are exploring the potential use of GIS and other software applications to study non-point source of water pollution, ground water potential zones and other hydraulics related studies. I am also actively involved in consultancy through CRC. I am a certified BIS internal auditor for laboratory

  • B.E. (Environmental Engineering, VTU)
  • Engineering MASc (WET – Water and Energy Technologies, McMaster University, Canada)
  • Validation of Biosensors in real world samples funded by SENTINEL bioactive paper network
  • Detection and Estimation of pesticide residues and phthalates in surface and ground water sources of Mysore City, funded by TEQIP –II
  • Evaluation of pesticide application and its distribution over Cauvery river basin and in irrigation return flow, funded by TEQIP –II
Journal Publication
  • Somashekar, Kanchana Mysore, M. R. Mahima, and K. C. Manjunath (2015):  "Contamination of Water Sources in Mysore City by Pesticide Residues and Plasticizer–A Cause of Health Concern." Elsevier Aquatic Procedia 4: 1181-1188. 
  Conference Proceedings
  • Kanchana M S, Dr. Carlos Filipe, Dr. Robert Pelton, McMaster University (2014): “Validation study of paper-based biosensor for detecting pesticides in real world samples”, presented paper in International symposium on Water Resources Management held at CERDM, Kozikode,   pg 254-261
Undergraduate Courses
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Water Supply Engineering
  • Wastewater Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Applied Hydraulics 
  • CAD
  • Environmental Laboratory
  • Hydraulics Laboratory
Postgraduate Courses
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for Water Resources Engineering
  • Hydropower Engineering