Dr. Harishkumar Varia

Designation: Adjunct Professor

Academic Area: Highway, Railway, Airport, Dock and Harbour Engineering, Urban Transportation Systems Planning, Traffic Engineering, Pavement Design, Construction and Evaluation, Surveying, Building Construction, Town Planning

Brief Profile:

Dr. H. Varia has several years of academic experience in various engineering colleges of Gujarat. He is an avid academician and researcher with motivational activities and educational standards during the career.

He has proficiency in handling and guiding the research projects of students at U.G., P.G. and Ph.D. level. He has guided more than 35 M.E. dissertations and 6 Ph.D. thesis. At present 6 students are pursuing Ph.D. research work under his supervision. He has experience and skills in developing curriculum to accommodate different learning styles, conducted various workshops, trainings, seminars and delivered expert lectures. He has published more than 90 technical papers at International and National level.

  • Ph. D. from IIT Bombay in 2005.
  • M. Tech. Civil (Transportation Systems Engineering) from IIT Bombay in 1995.
  • B. E. Civil from L. E. College, Morbi, Saurashtra University in 1983.

Prof. H. R. Varia has worked as an Assistant Engineer in R & B Department of Gujarat for 6 years at Godhra. Then he has joined Government Engineering College, Modasa as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering and worked for 10 years. He is promoted as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and worked at L. D. College of Engineering for 6 years. Then after he is transferred at GEC Modasa and worked for 4 years. He has worked as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at GEC Bhuj for 5 years. During his stay at GEC Bhuj, he has worked as an In-charge Principal for 2.5 years. Then he has joined Tatva Institute of Technological Studies, Modasa as a Principal and worked for 4 years and 4 months.

Life Member of ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education), IRC (Indian Roads Congress), IUT (Institute of Urban Transport India), TRG (Transportation Research Group of India), IBC (Indian Buildings Congress).

  • Urban Transportation Systems Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic Signal Design and Coordination
  • Pavement Materials
  • Freight Transportation

  • Multi-modal Transportation Planning
  • Freight Transportation at Regional level
  • Impact Analysis of Construction Work zone on Traffic flow and Noise level
  • Impact of Heavy Vehicles on Highway Capacity
  • Traffic Signal Coordination at Network Level.

  • 55 – Journal papers
  • 34 – Conference papers
  • 1 – Book
  • 4 – Book Chapters

  • Civil Engineering
  • Transportation and Traffic Engineering.

  • 2 – FDP

  • At present 6 students are pursuing Ph.D. research work under his supervision.