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Athira Sidharthan

Assistant Professor
Date of Joining: 01-02-2024

Professional experience: 11 years

Educational profile:

MTech in Hydraulics Engineering (2010-2012)

College of Engineering Trivandrum. (CET) / First class with distinction, Kerala University

BTech in Civil Engineering (2005- 2009)

RIT, Kottayam / First class with distinction, MG University

Courses handled:

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Water resources Engineering
  • Design of hydraulic structures
  • Transportation engg
  • Engineering geology
  • Surveying
  • Basics of Civil engineering
  • Climate change and sustainability

Professional bodies membership:

Associate Member in Institution of Engineers India (IEI)

Research interest:

  • Water quality modelling
  • Surface water hydrology
  • Soft computing in water resources

Project / thesis guided:

  • Strengthening and stabilisation of expansive soil using coir pith (2024)
  • Special roadway design for emergency vehicles (2023)
  • Modification of bitumen using coconut shell charcoal ash (2023)
  • Utilisation of sludge in clay burnt bricks (2020)
  • Evaluating coagulant activity of naturally available seeds for water treatment (2019)
  • Remoulding Kollam city roadways (2013)


  1. Athira Sidharthan and Jairaj.P.G (2011). "Estimation of Longitudinal Dispersion Co-efficient using ANN Models" Proc. of the International Conference on Modelling& Simulation in Civil Engineering (ICMSC2011), TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 164 -171p.
  2. Athira Sidharthan and Jairaj.P.G.(2012). "Analysis of Spatial Uncertainty in Water quality networks using Entropy approach". Proc. of International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS), IIT Hyderabad.

Attended FDP and webinars:

  1. One day FDP on “tricks and techniques for research article &thesis writing using modern e-tools” august 2 2022
  2. 5-day workshop on "research methodology and intellectual property rights" organized by department of civil engineering, Sree Narayana institute of technology, Adoor in association with CEPTA from 22nd to 26th of May 2023
  3. 1 day workshop in connection with “world water day 2024” celebration on 23rd march 2024 organised by IEI Kollam local centre
  4. 5-day online FDP on universal human values for Deeksharambh (student induction program)" organized by NIT Patna during 23 - 27 November 2020
  5. 2 day seminar series on “ soft computing applications in water resources engineering” sponsored by Jal Sakthi, organised by BMCE Sasthamcotta
  6. 5 day AICTE (QIP) sponsored short term course on “ advanced techniques in sustainable water resources and environmental management” organised by TKMCE, Kollam