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Dr Meena Kumari

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Civil Engineering School of Civil & Chemical Engineering

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Meena Kumari Sharma is working as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering at Faculty of Engineering, MUJ.

    She is also:

     

    • Teaching curricular subjects and guide students at UG, PG and PhD levels.
    • Establish Environmental Engineering Lab as a In-charge
    • Participates in the development of the Curriculum design and its upgradation
    • Involve in external funding projects and cusultancies 

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Water Treatment and Sanitation CV6102 M.Tech (I Semester)
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Systems CV6202 M.Tech (II Semester)
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation CV1792 B.Tech (VII Semester)
Environmental Engineering-I CV 1504 B.Tech (V Semester)
Environmental Engineering-II CV 1660 B.Tech (VI Semester)
Environmental Management CV1691 B.Tech (VI Semester)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D Environmental Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee 2016
M.Tech Environmental Engineering Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 2004
B.E Civil Engineering Engineering College, Kota (RTU) 1999

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal University Jaipur Associate Professor Teaching, Research & Consultancy January 03, 2015 to present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand Research Scholar (Full Time) Doctoral Research July 16, 2010 to December 31, 2014
Kautilya Institute of Technology & Engg Associate Professor Teaching & Proctor, Member of Examination Cell February 27, 2006 to July 14, 2010
Engineering College ,Kota Visiting Faculty Teaching August 9,2004 to February 26, 2006

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Environmental Science & Engineering, Natural Water treatment, Biological wastewater treatment, Sludge Management, Solid Waste Management and Toxicology

Area of Expertise

On-site & Small-scale wastewater treatment systems, Design and Development of Toilet Infrastructure, Energy recovery, Septage/ sludge Management, Process and Products for Nutrient Recovery

Area of Research

Design and development of onsite sanitation system, Biological Wastewater Treatment, Grey Water Treatment and Recycling, Wastewater microbiology, Removal of Trace Contaiminants, Novel Sanitation Technology, Elctro-chemical Treatment Process

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Head, Department of Civil Engg. - 2019-Cont.
  • Nucleous Member of Directorate of Research (DoR), MUJ - 2019-20
  • Nucleous Member of Directorate of Student Welfare (DSW), MUJ - 2018-19
  • Research Coordinator, Department of Civil Engneering, MUJ - 2018-19
  • Lab In-charge Environmental Engg. Laboratory - 2017-20

Life Member

  • Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Indian Water Work Association, India
  • International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, India
Associate Member
  • Institute of Engineers (India)
  • UK Research Council Member - International Development Peer Review College 
  • Member - International Association for Safety, Quality and Environmental Management

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 

  • Grant by DST, RAJASTHAN with a budget outlay of Rs. 5.9 lacs to conduct various Behaviour change training programs in the field of Women Empowerment, Safety, Health and Hygiene and on Community-based Sanitation Activities in the rural areas of the country.
  • Grant by DST, RAJASTHAN for a Societal project under the scheme of Swachh Bharat Mission for the assessment of innovative sanitation technology for the management of solid and liquid waste management for a duration of three years with a budget outlay of Rs. 21.21 lacs.
  • Grant from UNESCO-IHE Delft, Netherlands and BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION (BMGF) for online course on Faecal Sludge Management with a budget outlay of Rs. 10 lacs.
  • Travel Grant for attending Second IWA workshop on Community Scale Resource Oriented Sanitation Treatment Systems organized by AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI) held on 7-8 September 2017 in Singapore. 
  • Short Action Programs funded by BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION (BMGF) for creating awareness in academic institutions on Faecal Sludge Management with a budget outlay of Rs. 16 lacs.
  • Travel Grant by UK Research Council for attending GCRF Global Engagement Meeting held on 7-9 November, 2017 in New Delhi, India.
  • Travel Grant by UK Research Council for attending GCRF Global Engagement Meeting held on 5-7 February 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Enhanced Seed Grant through Endowment fund from Manipal University Jaipur for two-year duration with a budget outlay of Rs 2.5 lacs for a research project to be carried out as Co-Principal Investigator.
  • Seed Money Grant for a research project entitled ‘Development of low cost water purifier for rural India’ for a duration of one year with a budget outlay of Rs. 1.0 lac to be carried out as Co-Principal Investigator at Manipal University Jaipur.
  • Research Grant by SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH BOARD, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under its ECR scheme for a project of three year duration with a budgaet outlay of approx. Rs. 30 lacs to be carried out as Co-Principal Investigator at Manipal University Jaipur
  • Invited for Talk on the topic of “Low-cost onsite sanitation system for developing countries” at Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management & Gramothan, Jaipur.
  •  Co-Chairing a Session in the National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Water Quantity and Quality Management –II” held on 29-30 March, 2019 at Poornima University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • MHRD Scholarship received during academic years 2002 to 2004 in order to persue M.Tech from MNIT, Jaipur,  Rajasthan.
  • Teaching Assistantship from MHRD, during academic years 2010 to 2014 in order to persue PhD from Indian Institue of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand.  
  • Keynote speaker in a two-day Workshop on Mainstreaming Citywide Sanitation: Opportunities and Challenges for Excreta Management organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) supported by BILL & MELINDA GATES Foundation at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 4-5 April 24, 2016
  • Technical Note in a Book prepared by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, with a Solid and Liquid Waste Management project under Swachh Bharat Activities.
  • Best Paper Award in National Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Environment “NCSIE 2016” held on April 08-09, 2016 organized by Poornima Institute of Engineering & Technology.
  • Organized “ROBOKRITI” workshop conducted by TECHPHILIA in association with APOGEE’09- BITS PILANI held at KITE.
  • Organized  one day workshop ‘FOSSNIGMA’ at KITE-SOM about computer language awareness.

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Masoom Construction Co. Pvt. Ltd. Junior Engineer June 18, 2001 to April 30, 2002

Household modified septic tank

Wastewater Treatment Dr Meena Kumari A.A. Kazmi Sudipta Sarkar

Filed: Acknowledgment No. E-101/151037/2013 December, 2013

Water Purifyer for rural community

Water Treatment Dr. Anand Pandey Dr. Meena Kumari Sharma

Filed November, 2019