Shimna Manoharan

BTech(Hons) MTech- Geotechnical Engineering (IIT Bombay) , Assistant Professor

Phone: 8129680788     Email:


Teaching : 4

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  • Ground Improvement Techniques
  • Soft computing
  • In-situ and laboratory engineering properties of soil

Memberships in professional bodies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Indian Geotechnical Society


  • 2D and 3D analysis of deformation, stability and groundwater flow using Plaxis
  • Knowledge in identifying and classifying soil at site and field
  • Detailed soil and rock testing
  • Analyse structure using STAAD

Workshops/FDPs/Conferences/Seminars/Internships attended

Details Date
Energy Efficient Buildings Workshop Series on “Low Carbon Materials and Building Systems ” 21-01-2019
Internship at Nirmaan constructions 08-01-2019
International Conference on Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering 21-07-2017
Techniques for characterization of materials -TCM2017 20-06-2017
"Stability of Structures & Applications of FEM", in collaboration with VTU, Belagavi 08-01-2017
Internship at Sarathy Geotech 01-01-2017

Courses Taught

  • Basic Geotechnical Engineering
  • Basic Surveying
  • Applied Geotechnical Engineering
  • Advanced Surveying
  • Elements of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Study Materials / Notes / Courseware

Title Course Name Course Code
Compaction of Soil Geotechnical Engineering I 10CV54
Levelling Basic Surveying 15CV34
Soil Investigation Geotechnical Engineering II 10CV64
Photogrammetry _ Aerial Survey Advanced Survey 15CV46
Photogrammetry_ Definitions Advanced Survey 10CV64
Triangulation Advanced Survey 10CV64
Celestial Sphere Advanced Survey 10CV64

Additional Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical Lab Incharge
  • Department Website Coordinator
  • Department Monthly report Coordinator
  • Gender Equality Nodal Teacher
  • Department Newsletter, Tvaksati Editor
  • Department Time table coordinator
  • NBA criteria 5 coordinator


Journal Name Journal Type Volume Number Issue Number ISSN ISBN Paper Title
International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET) International Journal Open access 3 7 2395 -0056 A Review on Effect of Crude Oil on the Geotechnical Properties of Soil
Emerging Research in Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering Conference Proceedings Geopolymerization as an innovative method of soil stabilization – A review


  • B.Tech 1st rank holder with honors in Civil Engineering at university level
  • GATE 2012- AIR 503 (Civil Engineering)
  • Recipient of scholarship from MHRD for pursuing masters at IIT Bombay 2012-2014

Online/MOOC Courses Taken

Course Name Registration Details Completed
Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies Coursera: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Yes
Management for a competitive edge Open2study Yes
Marine & Antarctic Science based on Climate change Open2study - University of Tasmania Yes
User Experience for the web Open2study Yes
Indigenous Studies : Australia and New Zealand Open2study Yes
Introduction to Engineering Mechanics Coursera - Georgia Institute of Technology Yes
Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading Coursera - Georgia Institute of Technology Yes