Dr Harshad Rameshwar Parate

Dr. Harshad Rameshwar Parate

Associate Professor and Head


  • Ph.D. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

  • M.E. in Hydromechanics and Water Resources engineering

    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

  • B.E. in Civil Engineering

    Nagpur University, Nagpur


Total years of Experience :

10.93 years

Academic Experience:

  1. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering — M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru — 2 Years (Jan ‑2016 to Jan ‑2018)
  2. Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering — M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru — 3 Years 2 Months (Jan ‑2018 to Till date)

Research Experience:

  1. Research Scholar, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering — Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore — 3 Years (Jan 2004 – Dec 2006).
  2. Project Assistant, Indo – French Cell for Water Sciences (IFCWS) under the IFCPAR (CEFIPRA) project — Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore — 8 Months (Dec 2006 – July 2007)
  3. Project Assistant in Dept of Civil Engineering — Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore — 1 Year 5 Months (Aug 2007 – Dec 2008)

Industry Experience

  1. Water Resources Specialist for a world bank funded project on Karnataka Community Based Tank Management Project’ in Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha, Bangalore’, Dept.of Water Resources (Minor Irrigation), Govt. of Karnataka — 1 Year 4 Months (April 2002 – Aug 2003)

Research Interest:

Surface Water Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology, Vadose Zone Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Waste Water Engineering, Remote Sensing and GIS, Concrete Technology

Research Expertise:

  • Surface water modeling
  • Vadose zone Flow modeling
  • Water quality modeling
  • Geophysical tools to measure / map soil moisture
  • Data processing and analysis of Hydrological data
  • Setting up field set up for surface hydrology study, ground water hydrology study, subsurface flow study and water quality studies
  • Setting up lab set up for subsurface flow study
  • Conducting field experiments on surface water hydrology, ground water hydrology,subsurface hydrology and water quality related measurements


  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology

Ph.D. Dissertation:

Field Investigations and Modeling of Flow in Vadose Zone in a Forested Watershed

National Conference Papers:

  1. Jayanthi. G., Vidhya C.V., Harshad R. Parate, M. S. Mohan Kumar, JeanChristophe Maréchal (2008). Effect of early summer monsoon showers on vadose zone of a forested watershed, , National Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment, HYDRO 2008, MNIT Jaipur

International Conference Papers:

  1. Descloitres, M., Ruiz, L., Sekhar, M., Legchenko, A., Bost, A., Mohan Reddy, M., Parate, H. (2006). MRS and ERT for localizing temporary recharge in heterogeneous aquifer. International Workshop on MRS, Madrid
  2. Furian, S., Barbiero, L., Kumar, C., Parate, H., Mohan Kumar, M.S. (2006). Soil-Erosion relationships in a forested watershed of South India. International Symposium of Geomorphology, Goias, Brazil
  3. Braun, J.J., Riotte, J., Ruiz, L., Barbiero, L., Descloitres, M., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Sekhar, M., Bost, A., Dupre, B., Feydier, R., Lacaux Galy, C., Godderis, Y., Labat, D., Lagane, C., Fritsch, E., Camerlynck, C., Murari, V., Parate, H., Chaudhuri, A., Veena, S. (2005). Étude intégrée du bassin de la rivière Kabini (Inde du Sud) Influence des facteurs environnementaux sur les processus de fractionnement et les transferts hydrobiogéochimiques. Colloquium ECCO-PNRH, Toulouse, France

National Journal Papers:

  1. Chetan Kumar B., Akshayakumar V. H., Harshad R. Parate (2019). Impact of Prefabrication Technology on Profitability in Construction Industry. RUAS – SASTech Journal, Vol 18, Issue 1, 21 – 24
  2. Akshayakumar V. H., Rajashekhar Swamy H. M., Harshad R. Parate (2016). Project Performance in Real Time Construction Industry — A Case Study. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET). Vol 7, Issue 5, 93 – 102
  3. Rakesh Tiwari, H I Somashekhar, V R Ramakrishna Parama, Indu K Murthy, M S Mohan Kumar, B K Mohan Kumar, Harshad Parate, Murari Varma, Sumedha Malaviya, Ananya S Rao, Asmita Sengupta, Ruth Kattumuri, N H Ravindranath (2011). MGNREGA for Environmental Service Enhancement and Vulnerability Reduction: Rapid Appraisal in Chitradurga District, Karnataka. Economic & Political Weekly (EPW), Vol XLVI no 20, 39 – 47
  4. Harshad R. Parate, M.S. Mohan Kumar, M. Descloitres, L. Barbiero, L. Ruiz, J.J. Braun, M. Sekhar, C. Kumar (2011). Comparison of resistivity and neutron probe logging for soil moisture monitoring in forested watershed. Current Science, Vol 100, No 9, 1405 – 1412

International Journal Papers:

  1. Laurent Barbiéro, Harshad R. Parate, Marc Descloitres, Adelphe Bost, Sônia Furian, M.S. Mohan Kumar, C. Kumar, Jean-Jacques Braun (2007). Using a structural approach to identify relationships between soil and erosion in a semi-humid forested area, South India. CATENA – Vol 70, 313 – 329

Patents filed:

  1. H. M. Rajashekar Swamy, Harshad R. Parate and S. Mithun Design of Collapsible Shoring for Multistoried Building Construction”, Indian Patent Application: 201641043352, December 19, 2016.

  • Served as a Convener of Photography Club, Gymkhana, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
  • Awarded First prize in Photography competition” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • Association of Structural Rehabilitation (ASTR)

    Life Member