Dr.R Yadupathi Putty


Department of Civil Engineering

Phone No: 9880255920
About Me: Professional Career
  • (i) Lecturer – 1985-98
  • (ii) Asst. Professor – 1998-2006
  • (iii) Professor since April, 2006
Closely involved in development of the PG (Hydraulics) programme since 1990. Research Interests: Forest and mountain Hydrology, Water resources of Karnataka

Extensively worked on field on Rainfall and runoff processes in the Western Ghats. Carried out studies on Urban tanks, river diversions, Water disputes, Micro-hydro and Landslides in  Western Ghats. Has been instrumental in setting up Experimental watersheds and a Field Hydrological Laboratory in remote areas of Kodagu. Involved many students in field research, guided two Ph.D., two M.Sc. and over 60 M.Tech. projects. Motivated even UG students to work on field and guided over 10 student projects funded by KSCST. Carried out five major externally funded projects. 

Extra Curricular: Promoted literary and cultural activities – was the Faculty advisor for the Editorial board of the college magazine, b/w 1985 and 2014.
  • B.E. (Mysore Univ.)
  • M.E. (Mys. Univ)
  • Ph.D (IISc)
KSCST Student Projects
  • Watershed Modeling for Hemavathi Catchment., 1988
  • Rainfall-Runoff Relationships for Western Ghat Catchments., 1986
  • Monthly Rainfall Analysis for Kodagu , 1989.
  • Watershed Model for Piped Catchments Using Curve Number Method’ 1996.
  • Hydrological Studies for Micro-Hydro Projects, 1995.
  • Hydrological Status of Few Tanks in and around Mysore, 2005
  • Feasibility of Diversion of Nethravathi River Using Garland Canals -2009
AICTE Project:
  • “Studies on the Return Flow in to Streams in the Visweshwariah Nala and Atchcut”- Rs. 8.5 lakhs - 2000.
NRDMS – KSCST Projects:
  • Runoff Generation in Western Ghats, 1992-95, Rs. 60,000/-
VTU Projects:
  • VTU has sanctioned a Research Project to the Department of Civil Engineering. under its Research Grant Scheme. The project titled “Strategies for protection and rejuvenation of urban tanks - A case study in Mysore”, has been provided financial assistance of Rs. 2.95 Lakhs, for two and a half years. R. Yadupathi Putty is the Principal Investigator. Sri K. C. Manjunath and Sri. Yusuf Javeed are the Co-investigators. (2009-11)
ISRO Project:
  • ISRO has sanctioned a grant of Rs. 11.25 Lakhs under its RESPOND scheme to the Department oof Civil Engineering to carry out a Research Project titled “Impact of land use /cover changes on streamflow regime – A case study in Nethravathi Basin”. R. Yadupathi Putty is the Principal Investigator (2009-12)
Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) Project :
  • Impact of LU/LC and Catchment Characteristics on Runoff and Groundwater Dynamics of Western Ghats Karnataka
  • Outstanding Reviewer – 2009 – J. Hydologic Engg., Am. Soc. Civil Engrs., US
  • Project of the year (state level): KSCST, 1989
  • Commendable project (state level): KSCST, 1996
  1. Principles of Hydrology published by IK International Publication, New Delhi in October 2010, ISBN-978-93-80578-53-8
  2. MALE’  (in Kannada). Pub. By V.T.U., Belgaum, 2003;
  3. ‘Harivu’ (in Kannada), Pub. By V.T.U., Belgaum, 2007
Journal Publications
    1. 2019 Mysuru R. Yadupathi Putty and B.M. Kavya , “The worthiness of using information on land –use lan cover in watershed models for Western Ghats: A case study”,  Journal of Earth System Science (Feb 2019)128 5 ,
    2. 2018 Sowmyashree B.K., Vidya V.K., Putty M.R.Y., Manjunath K.C., “A study on Dalavayi Tank in Mysuru for rehabilitation”, International Journal of Engineering Science Invention Research & development : Vol IV, Issue VIII, February 2018., E-ISSN:2349-6185
    3. 2017 Shreyas H.C, Mysooru R. Yadupathi Putty, “Testing the performance of probability functions with long term data of extreme rainfall”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology,  eISSN: 2319-1163 , pISSN: 2321-7308, Vol.06, special issue :02, NSRS-2017, March 2017.
    4. 2014a Putty, M.R.Y., Tipperudrappa, N.M. and Chandramouli, P.N. (2014). Hydrological Feasibility of Gravity Diversion of the West Flowing Nethravathi in Karnataka. Jour. Earth System Science, Ind. Aca. Sc., 123(8), Dec., 2014: 1781-92 
    5. 2014 Mysooru R. Yadupathi Putty and Madhusoodhanan CG (2014). Water resources and hydrology of the Western Ghats: Their role and significance in South India. Invited NNRMS Bulletin, Special issue, Dec., 2013, ISRO, Bengluru: 57 -66. 
    6. 2009a Krishne Gowda, Manjunatha, Yadupathi Putty. “Study of climate changes at Davanagere region by using climotological data”, published in National Journal of Water and Energy International (Formerly Irrigation and Power Journal), CBIP Publications. Vol.65. No. 3, July –September, 2008, pp: 66-76, published in Jan, 2009.
    7. 2009 Yadupathi Putty, Mysooru R. “A Curve Number based watershed model incorporating quick subsurface runoff, with applications in the Western Ghats, South India”.  ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 14 (8) (2009): 876-881. 
    8. 2007b Thipperudrappa, N.M. and Putty, M.R.Y. (2007) – Rainfall variation over the last two decades a Comparison between two districts of Karnataka, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering; Sept 2007,  Volume 13(2) ; 93-107. 
    9. 2007a Putty, M.R.Y., and -- (2007a) – Geomorphology of the Kaveri Basin in Western Ghats, Karnataka. – Journal of Institution of Engineers, May 2007:  44 – 49.
    10. 2007 Putty, M.R.Y. and Nirmala, K (2007)  – Geomorphology of the Western Ghat Catchments in Karnataka – an investigation.  ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, March 2007 :  41-55
    11. 2005 Putty, M.R.Y. and Urs, P.R. (2005) Rainwater Harvesting – A case study in an Engineering college campus in Mysore .  Hydrology Journal of IAH,  
    12. 2000a Putty, M.R.Y. & Rama Prasad. Runoff processes in head water catchments – an experiment study in Western Ghats, South India. Jou. of Hydrology (Netherlands), 235 (2000): 63-70. 
    13. 2000 Putty, M.R.Y. and Rama Prasad. Understanding runoff processes using a watershed model – A case study in the Western Ghats in South India.  Journal of Hydrology (Netherlands), 228 (2000): 215-227.
    14. 1999 Yadupathi Putty and Sri Hari: Comparing different methods of calculating area mean rainfall – a case study in Western Ghats.  Hydrology Journal of IAH, vol.22 (1999):55-66. 
    15. 1997a Yadupathi Putty and Hari prasad: A methodology for generation of daily rainfall series for design of micro projects.  Hydrology Jour. of IAH, Vol. 20(1997): 51-65. 
    16. 1997 Yadupathi Putty et-al: A study on infiltration rates in a very wet zone of Western Ghats, Hydrology Jour. of IAH. Volume 20 (1997): 1-16.
    17. 1996 Yadupathi Putty: Has rainfall over Karnataka’s hilly areas decreased?  Vignana Sangathi (Kannada University, Hampi), July 1996, 11(2) 2-7. 
    18. 1996 Yadupathi Putty and Dayananda: Frequency analysis of extreme rainfall for flood estimation. J. Applied Hydrol. Vol. IX, No. 384(1996), 32-39.  
    19. 1996 Space and time distribution of rainfall over Karnataka, in Vignana Sangathi, Kannada University, Hampi, Feb. 1996.
    20. 1996 Intensity pattern of Rainfall over Karnataka – Some strange aspects, Vignana Sangathi, Kannada University, Hampi, May 1996.
Conference Proceedings
    1. Yadupathi Putty and Veeraiah, K.: Watershed modelling – a SSARR model based approach for Western Ghats. Proc. National Symposium on Data, Management and Modelling, Bhatkal, Nov. 1995, 14-19. 
    2. Yadupathi Putty and Ramesh N.: Flood frequency studies for Kaveri and Krishna Basins; Proc. National Symposium  HYDRO-96; Dec. ’96, IIT, Kanpur; 29-33. 
    3. Yadupathi Putty and Rama Prasad: Mechanisms of streamflow generation in the Western Ghats.  Proc. 6th National Seminar on Hydrology, Shillong, April 1994. 
    4. Yadupathi Putty and Chandrasekhar Reddy:  Testing a stochastic model for generation of daily rainfall series. Proc. National conference on Hydrology and Water Resources, J.N.T.U., Hyderabad, May 1996, 14-17. 
    5. Putty, M.R.Y. (2006).  Quantity of Water in Irrigated Areas – a case study in KRS Achkat – Proc. of National Conference on Env. Conservation. Sept. 2006, BITS, Pilani : 161 – 168. 
    6. 2017 Mysooru R. Yadupathi Putty, Vidya V.K. and Manjunath K.C., “ Hydrological Investigations on Urban tanks for Recycling domestic waste water –An illustration”, Proceedings of National seminar on Waste conservation & waste water management for sustainable development, organized by Dept. of Civil Engg., DSCE Jan -2017.(NC)
    7. 2015 Vidya V.K., Mysooru R. Yadupathi putty and Manjunath K.C., “ Urban tanks for facilitating reuse of municipal sewage – A case study in Mysuru, Karnataka”, International Conference on water resources, Coastal & Ocean Engineering (ICWRCOE 2015), March 122015.  March 12th -14th ,2015 at NITK, Surathkal. 
    8. 2015 Mysooru R.Yadupathi Putty, “Research Needs In Special Areas -The Case of Western Ghats” International conference on water resources, coastal and ocean engineering (ICWRCOE 2015). March 12th -14th ,2015 at NITK, Surathkal, Souvenir and bookd of abstracts, Pg. 50-53
    9. 2015 Chaitra, Mysooru R.Yadupathi Putty and HS.Prasanna, “Subsurface Drainage and storage properties in the western ghats –A study in the basin of Netravati”, International conference on water resources, coastal and ocean engineering (ICWRCOE 2015). March 12th -14th ,2015 at NITK, Surathkal 
    10. 2014 Mysooru R. Yadupathi Putty (2014). The YettinaHole river diversion in Karnataka – some thoughts on ‘excess flow’ in rivers. Proc., IWRM (International symp. on Integrated Water Res. Management, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Kerala, Feb, 2014
    11. 2012 Putty, M.R.Y. and Pradeep, M.P. “Dependance of streamflow response on LULC changes  - a study in the Netravathi basin, Karnataka proceedings National Conference on “Global perspectives on water resources and environment”, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Annamalai university, Chidambaram, March 2012. .(NC)
    12. 2008 K. Krishnegowda, Dr. K.Manjunatha, Dr. R. Yadupathi Putty & B.M. Manjunatha Rainfall Analysis of Irrigated area under Bhadra Reservoir, published in 2nd National Conference on Focusing on Advances in Civil Engineering, TKMCE, Kollam, Kerala, February 2008. PP 197-202. 
    13. 2007 Tipperudrappa, N.M. and Putty, M.R.Y. (2007).  Rainfall frequency studies and anomaly assessment in the different climatic zones of Karnataka, Proc. WNCE’07, (Watershed Management and impact of Environmental charges on Water Resources), 22nd and 23rd Feb., JNTU, Hyderabad,
    14. 2007 Putty, M.R.Y., Pradeep, M.P. and M.K. Nagaraj (2007) - Catchment response simulated by two variable source area models in a Western Ghat catchment. Proc. WNCE’07 (Watershed Management and impact of Environmental charges on Water Resources) 22nd and 23rd Feb. 07,  JNTU, Hyderabad.
    15. 2007 Pradeep, M.P., Putty, M.R.Y. and M.K. Nagaraj (2007). Some thoughts on Rainfall – Runoff relationships – The case study of the Netravathi basin in Karnataka. Proc. WNCE’07 (Watershed Management and impact of Environmental charges on Water Resources) 22nd and 23rd Feb. 07, JNTU, Hyderabad.
    16. 2007 Manjunath, K.C. and Putty, M.R.Y. (2007).  Performance Evaluation of a ‘DEWATS’ system near Bangalore’ Conference on Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Management’ at Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, from 4th to 6th January 2007 under TEQIP.
    17. 2006 Tipperudrappa, N.M. and Putty, M.R.Y. (2006).  Rainfall trend in Karnataka over the century.  Proc., 22nd National Convention of Civil Engineers., Institution of Engineers, Mysore – Aug., 2006 : 25 – 34. 
    18. 2006 Manjunath, K.C. and Putty, M.R.Y. (2006).  An evaluation of existing rainwater harvesting systems, in and around Mysore.  Proc. 22nd National Convention of Civil Engineers. Institution of Engineers, Mysore – Aug., 2006 : 188 – 195.
    19. 2005 Putty, M.R.Y. and Pradeep, M.P. “Irrigation excess stream flow – a challenge in water management.  In proceedings of National Conference on Synergic Solutions for Sustainable Development – N.I.T.K., Suratkal, Dec. 2005.
    20. 2005 Putty M.R.Y, Hari Prasad, N.V. and Vardhan, A . (2005). Irrigation excess flow – a case study in a part of the KRS achkat.  Proc. National Conference on Advances in Water Engineering for sustainable development, I.I.T Madras, Chennai, May 2005; 127-133. 
    21. 2005 Putty M.R.Y and Manjunath K.C. (2005). - Planning the rainwater harvesting system – a case study in Mysore. Proc National Seminar on Innovative Techniques in sustainable Water Resources level, Anna University, March 2005, Annanagar. 
    22. 2005 Pradeep, M.P., Putty, M.R.Y., Ramesh, H. and Nagaraj, M.K. (2005).  Image Enhancement and Digital Image Processing for deriving land cover over an Irrigated area, National Conference on Water Resources, NITK, Surathkal, Available as a soft copy (CD).  
    23. 2005 Kartik, S., Putty, M.R.Y and Manjunath, K.C., (2005). Proc. of  HARUL, Conference on Urban Lakes, Udaipur, Sept. 2005. 
    24. 2004 Putty, M.R.Y. and  Reddy, P. (2004). Sensitivity analysis of two watershed models applicable in humid areas. In Jain Water Quality – Monitoring, Modelling and Pediction. Allied Pub. New Delhi: 40-50. 
    25. 2004 Putty M.R.Y., Sri Hari P and Tipperudrappa N M (2004). Rainfall trend in Karnataka’s Malnad region over the century’ – Proc. National Seminar on Forest, Water and People, NIH, Belgaum, July 2004. 
    26. 2004 Babu, S. Ch. Putty R Y (2004). Drought estimation using autoregressive analysis – a case study under somasila reservoir. Proc. National Conference on recent trends in Civil Engineering., June 2004, Chennai : 55-58.  
    27. 2003 Putty, M.R.Y (2003).  Some facts concerning rain water availability in Karnataka.  Proc., National workshop on interlinking of rivers, UVCE, Bangalore University, Bangalore, December 2003: 112-118. 
    28. 2003 Putty, M.R.Y  (2003). Salient features of the hydrology of the western Ghats National Workshop on Western Ghats –UNESCEO - ATREE – Bangalore, February 2003.
    29. 2001 Yadupathi Putty and Harish K.T: A watershed model using curve number expression for piped catchments.  Proc. International conference on Civil Engg., IISc, Bangalore, July 2001:632-640. 
    30. 2000 Yadupathi Putty, et-al: A study on rainfall intensity pattern in Western Ghats, South India.  Proc- National Workshop on watershed management of Western Ghats region.  C.W.R.D.M, Kozhikode, Kerala, Feb.2000: 44-51. 
    31. 2000 Yadupathi Putty and RaviKumar.  Feasibility of rainwater harvesting in Mysore.  Proc. IAH National conference on Hydrology, New Delhi, Aug. 2000: 
    32. 2000 Yadupathi Putty and Pradeep:  A methodology for generation of design flood hydrographs for Western Ghats.  Proc. Hydro-2000.  Kurukshetra, Oct. 2000. 
    33. 2000 Yadupathi Putty and Pradeep M.: Surface runoff a myth in Western Ghats?  Need for a fresh look at watershed management. Proc. National Workshop on watershed management of Western Ghats region.  C.W.R.D.M, Kozhikode, Feb.2000: 56-61.
    34. 1996 Yadupathi Putty, Reddy, M. and Reddy, V.S.R.: Developing the Curve Number method into a variable source area watershed model. Proc. National Symposium HYDRO-96; Dec.’96, IIT, Kanpur:   53-57. 
    35. 1996 Yadupathi Putty, Girdhar, D.P. and Suresh Babu: Testing stochastic models for monthly rainfall, a case study in Kodagu, Karnataka. Proc. National Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources, J.N.T.U., Hyderabad, May 1996: 18-21. 
    36.  1995 Chandrashekar Reddy, Yadupathi Putty and Ravikumar: Rainwater harvesting for augmenting water supply in Mysore district. Proc. Sem. on Management of Water Resources for Drinking and Irrigation Purposes in Drought Prone Areas.  Inst.Engrs., Cuddapah, June 1995; Paper No. 18.
    37. 1994 Yadupathi Putty and Rama Prasad: New concepts in runoff hydrology and their implications for watershed management in Western Ghats. Proc. National Seminar on Water and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 1994, 1.41-1.50. 
    38. 1993 Prakash, B.S., Yadupathi Putty, Gopalaswamy, Sadasiva Murthy and Rajanna: Rainfall trend in Mysore district over the century.  Proc. 58th Annual Session, CBIP, Bangalore, April, 1993, P.38. 
    39. 1992 Yadupathi Putty and Rama Prasad:  A variable source area watershed model for Western Ghats.  Proc. International Symposium on Hydrology of Mountainous Areas, Shimla, May 1992; 439-450.
UG Courses
  • Mechanics of fluids & fluid machinery
  • Hydrology & Water Resources Engg.
  • Engg. Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • PG Courses
  • Surface water Hydrology
  • Open channel Hydraulics
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Real Fluid Flows