Assistant Professor (FTC)

Department of Civil Engineering

Email: punithrajg@nie.ac.in
Phone No: 0821-4004947
About Me:

I have obtained my Doctoral degree (PhD) from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK). I have published 5 peer reviewed journals, 2 peer reviewed book chapters, 3 papers presented in international conferences, 2 papers presented in national conferences and 1 poster presentation on the topics of my research interests in Surface water hydrology, Hydraulics, Geo informatics and Microwave remote sensing. My research credentials are 25 citations with H-Index 2.

  • Ph.D. (NITK, Surathkal)
  • M.E (UVCE Bangalore)
  • B.E (UVCE Bangalore)
  • Assistant Professor (26/08/2022 to till date)
  • Co-ordinator, PG-Hydraulics (07/11/2022 to till date)
  • Awarded scholarship from Ministry of Education,GOI for Ph.D. studies
  • Awarded Travel Grant to attend "NASA land cover/Land use change program and SARI advanced Training in Remote sensing and Geospatial Technologies" in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from South Asia Research Institute (SARI)
  • Awarded Student Travel Grant from SPIE, To attend SPIE-2019, Remote Sensing Conference in Strasbourg, France

Scopus Indexed Papers:

  1. Gururaj, P., Shetty, A. & Umesh, P. (2022). “Surface soil moisture modeling using C-band SAR observations at different stages of agricultural crops”. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-022-01600-6
  2. Gururaj, P., Umesh, P. & Shetty, A. (2022) “Evaluation of surface soil moisture models over heterogeneous agricultural plots using L-band SAR observations”. Geocarto International, Taylor and Francis. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2022.2032398.
  3. Gururaj, P., Umesh, P. & Shetty, A. (2021) “Assessment of surface soil moisture from ALOS PALSAR-2 in small-scale maize fields using polarimetric decomposition technique”. Acta Geophysica, 69, 579–588. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-021-00557-x.
  4. Gururaj, P., Umesh, P. & Shetty, A. (2021) “Modeling of surface soil moisture using C-band SAR data over bare fields in the tropical semi-arid region of India”. Applied Geomatics, 13, 555-564. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12518-021-00370-7.
  5. Punithraj G., Pruthviraj U., Shetty A. (2020) “Surface Soil Moisture Retrieval Using C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) over Yanco Study Site, Australia—A Preliminary Study”. In: Ghosh J., da Silva I. (eds) Applications of Geomatics in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol 33. Springer, Singapore. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7067-0_8.
  6. Punithraj Gururaj, Pruthviraj Umesh, Amba Shetty, "Assessment of spatial variation of soil moisture during maize growth cycle using SAR observations," Proc. SPIE 11149, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XXI, 1114916 (21 October 2019); DOI: 10.1117/12.2532953.

Non-Scopus Indexed Papers:

  1. Gururaj P., Umesh P., Sara P.E.K., Shetty A. (2022). “Top Surface Soil Moisture Retrieval Using C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar over Kudremukh Grasslands”. In: Jha R., Singh V.P., Singh V., Roy L.B., Thendiyath R. (eds) Hydrological Modeling. Water Science and Technology
  • Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Design and Drawing of Irrigation structures
  • Fundamentals of Surveying
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Free Surface Flow (M.Tech)
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics Lab (M.Tech)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Microwave Remote Sensing