Rupesh P. Vasani

Rupesh P. Vasani
Gujarat Technological University, India
Dean, College of Engineering

Current Position:
Dean and Professor, Gujarat Technological University
Director at SAL Technical Campus in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Current International Activities:
GEDC Member;

National/Regional/Global Interests:
Engineering Education, International Partnerships

Academic Leadership Experience:
Experience in Teaching Engineering and Senior Industry Position: 24 years
Committee member in Local Inspection Committee (LIC) of Gujarat Technological University
for Various Engineering Colleges
Chairman of ISTE Gujarat State, i. e. Indian Society for Engineering Education
Pioneer to start MBA in Port Management in Gujarat University, first graduate program in this major, in Guajarat
More than 100 papers published and presented in various technical journals national and international seminars / conference 

Areas of Research:
Water Resource Management
Civil Structures, Business Enterpreneurship

Selected Published Articles and Works:
Author of 10 Technical Textbooks
Author of: 
1.         “Rain water harvesting” jointly with Shri K. G. Dave
2.         “Rain water harvesting for landscape use” jointly with Shri K. G. Dave
3.         “Drip Irrigation” Manual 
4.         “Jal Vade Jivan” a Gujarat poetry booklet for school childrens- (self-financed)

Awards and Accomplishments:
109 Patents Filed (2 International Patents)
Best Engineering College Teacher award of Gujarat state for the year 2011 in recognition of outstanding contribution in academics and Student Affairs.
Awarded at Punjab Technical University
Recipient of Gujarat Technological University Pedagogical Innovation Award by GTU Innovation Council for Year 2012-13
Recipient of Gujarat Technological University award for “Effective Implementation of Thalessemia awareness and Testing
Recipient of “Limca Book of Records”, “World Records of India” And “World Amazing Record” for constructing Longest Robo Track In India
Recipient of “Limca Book of Records”, “World Records of India” And “World Amazing Record” for Filing 101 PATENTS on a Single Day In India
For a Full list of Patents filed by Dr. Rupesh Vasani please click here.

Other Awards and Grants Received:
Grant  (Rs.35,000/-app.) from IAHR organizer for presenting the paper at Geneva, Italy, September 6-10, 1999.
Grant/Sponsorship (Rs.50,000/-app.) from DFID U.K. to present the paper at Dhaka, Bangladesh in 26thWEDC International conference, October 2000
Grant/Sponsorship ( Rs.75,000/-app.) from Loughborough University U.K.-DFID for presenting the paper in International Conference at Lao’s
2ndBest paper prize(Hindustan-Dorr Oliver prize) in National Convention by IWWA titled “Water security in water scarcity”
1stPrize at Thiruvanantpuram in National Seminar for best paper/model title “Bottle drip irrigation”
1stprize for model “Paravartan”(Guided) during Contech-04, National Seminar
Award fromTwo NGO’s from Delhi referred by IEI for contribution in the field of Water Management
Invited & privileged to become the member of “Association of British Scholars”, Gujarat, as I was sponsored by 3 times by U.K. University
Invited to participate in professional development programme (3-week) on groundwater resource utilization from 13-01-2001 onwards
Appreciation and Medal from Rotary club as completed the Ph.D at younger age. In 2001
Won the Sewer Cad software in Fluid Mechanics Quiz worth $300. (on-line)
“Hariom Ashram Award” from Gujarat University as Best Researcher in Water Resources Management & Irrigation for the year 2000
Prize and Certificate for Best Lecture delivered at Ahmedabad Centre, given at 39thAnnual Convention of Indian Waterworks Association held at Mumbai.
ISO Auditor for Educational Institutes and construction Industry
Won the Sewer Cad software in Fluid Mechanics Quiz worth $300. (on-line)
“Hariom Ashram Award” from Gujarat University as Best Researcher in Water Resources Management & Irrigation for the year 2000

B.E. (Civil-Structure) 65.6% (First class) D.D.I.T. Nadiad, Gujarat University in 1990
M.E. (Civil - Water Resources Management) 63% (First class) L.D. College of Engineering­,
Gujarat University February ‘92. Topic : “A study on the performance of the stilling basin with diverging side walls.”
Ph.D. (Civil – Water Resources Management) from L.D.College of Engineering, Gujarat University under the guidance of Dr. N.H. Modi - Topic­ : “Determination of Reservoir Operating Rules for multi purpose, multi reservoir system - A case study” thesis submitted in June 2000 & degree awarded in May 2001
“Diploma in Business Entrepreneurship”(Correspondence course) emphasis on techno-preneur and which is offered by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Supported by NSTEDB, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and NEDB, Dept. of SSI & ARI, Govt. of India. Awarded in 2003

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relationship and personal Management; Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan (Bhavans College), awarded in 2004.
Post-Doctoral researcher jointly with Dr.S.K.Gupta of PRL titled“ Geomorpholgy with Fractal Geometrics” which is related to Earth Sciences.
Major application is related to Chaotic behavior of soil particles due to ground water movements
Pursuing Ph.D in Management with title “ Simulation and Optimization for Logistics Management of Intermodal Terminals” from ksvuniversity, Gujarat.