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    Maneek Kumar, PhD Dean
    • School School of Engineering and Technology
    • Email maneek.kumar@bmu.edu.in

    Dr. Maneek Kumar is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology (SOET). He has earned his UG, PG and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. His PhD research was on Reliability-based Design of Structural Elements. His major research interests include reliability-based design, retrofitting and rehabilitation, and Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC). He works on probabilistic and reliability models, neuro-computing and optimization techniques in concrete and reinforced concrete design.

    Dr. Kumar has a teaching and research experience of more than 30 years. He has taught courses on Mechanics and Strength of Materials to all disciplines of engineering. He was amongst the youngest to become a full Professor at the age of 34 years.

    He has published more than 80 research papers in National and International Peer reviewed journals and conferences. Furthermore, he has also completed several Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy projects with an outlay of more than 2.5 Crores.  He is a life member of many professional societies and associations like ICI, ISTE, ASCE (India), MSI, PMA etc.

    On administration front, Dr. Kumar has been a Director of STEAM & Quality at the DIT University for near to one and a half years. During his tenure of near to 27 years at Thapar Institute, Patiala, he led the Faculty of Civil Engineering for 6 years and also served as the Dean of Student Affairs.

    Dr. Kumar is a sports enthusiast, and his day usually begins with a game of badminton. In his spare time, he enjoys writing poetry, reading books, and listening to music, specially ghazals by Jagjit Singh.

    • Graduation In: B. E. Civil Engineering
    • Graduation From: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
    • Graduation Year: 1991
    • Post Graduation In: M. E. Structures
    • Post Graduation From: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
    • Post Graduation Year: 1993
    • Doctorate In: Structural Engineering
    • Doctorate From: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
    • Doctorate Year: 2003
    From - To (Year) Designation & Organization
    1993-2020 Professor & Dean, Students at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
    April 2020 - August 2021 Professor & Dean, SoET, BML Munjal University
    August 2021 - January 2023 Professor & Director STEAM, DIT University, Dehradun
    • Empanelled member of the NAAC peer team (Have been member secretary of the PTV for 2 visits)
    • Member of the first State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) of Govt. of Punjab from October 2007-October 2010
    • Awarded the ‘Concrete Technologist of the year 2018’ by Indian Concrete Institute – Chandigarh Centre
    • Founding General Secretary & former Chairman- ICI- Patiala Centre
    • Awarded the 'Torchbearer of Education Award 2020'by Coding Ninjas for leading the students towards light in tough times.
    • Mayank Gupta & Maneek Kumar “Effect of nano-silica and coir fiber on compressive strength and abrasion resistance of Concrete” Construction and Building Materials, Volume 226, 2019, Pages 44-50 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.07.232.
    • Anil K. Nanda, Prem Pal Bansal & Maneek Kumar “Reliability based partial safety factor of concrete containing nano silica and silica fume” Computers and Concrete, Vol. 26, No. 5, Nov. 2020, pages 385-395 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/cac.2020.26.5.385
    • Chopra, P., Sharma, R. K., Kumar, M. and Chopra, T., (2018). “Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for the Prediction of Compressive Strength of Concrete”. Advances in Civil Engineering, Article ID 5481705, 9 pages
    • Daljeet Singh, V. P. Agarwal, S. P. Nigam & Maneek Kumar (2017), “Modelling of urban traffic noise using a systems approach”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK: Transport, (published online, doi: 10.1680/jtran.16.00094) (IF = 0.402)
    • Birinderjit Singh, Sanjai Saxena, Vineet Meshram and Maneek Kumar, “Mycoherbicidal Potential of Phaeoacremonium italicum, A New Pathogen of Eichhornia crassipes Infesting Harike Wetland, India” Mycobiology, The Korean Society of Mycology, Volume 44, Number 2 June 2016, pp.85-92

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