Dr. Nirmali Borthakur

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Assistant Professor
Phone: +91-9435009915
Email: borthakur_nirmali@rediffmail.com / nirmali@civil.nits.ac.in
Date of Joining: 29-08-2005
Academic/Industrial Experience (in years): 20 years

 

 

 

                                                  

 

ACADEMIC / INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE (Details)

Part time Lecturer in Jorhat Engineering College, from January 2002 to August 2005
Joined NIT Silchar in August 2005 as Lecturer


 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (FULL DETAILS )

  • BE in Civil Engineering in 1998 from Dibrugarh University
  • ME in Soil Mechanics in 2002 from Gauhati University
  • PhD in 2019 from NIT Silchar

 

AREA OF INTEREST AND SPECIALIZATION (INCLUDING RESEARCH AREA)

  • Soil stabilization and Ground improvement techniques,
  • Geotechnical Engineering,
  • Shallow and Deep Foundations, 
  • Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundation.
  • Transportation Geotechnique,
  • Application of ANN and Soft Computing Technique in Geotechnical Engineering

 


SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Born in Sibsagar District of Assam, Completed BE from Jorhat Engineering College under Dibrugarh University, ME from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati under Gauhati University. PhD from NIT Silchar. Worked as Part time Faculty in Civil Engineering Department of Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat before joining NIT Silchar in August 2005 as Lecturer. Life Member of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), Indian Road Congress (IRC), Institute of Engineers (India) and Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) USA.


 PATENT(S)


EDITORSHIP


BOOKS / BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Marak, B. K. and Borthakur, N. (2021). “Behaviour of square footing on cement modified fibre reinforced sand layer underlain by soft clayey soil”. Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 3(1). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6444-8_1

SUBJECTS TAUGHT (INCLUDING SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING)

  1. Engineering Graphics & Design
  2. Environmental Science & Engineering
  3. Surveying & Geomatics
  4. Geotechnical Engineering
  5. Foundation Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering Estimation
  7. Foundation Engineering Laboratory
  8. Advanced Soil Mechanics

MEMBER

  1. Life member of Indian Geotechnical Society (LM-3508)
  2. Life member of Indian Road Congress (LM-39971)
  3. Life member of Institute of Engineers (M-150265-9)
  4. Deep Foundation Institute of India (27069)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS.

 


ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY

  • DPPC Member
  •  Mentor of 2019-2023 batch B. Tech students
  • Served as Warden of Girls Hostel-2 and GH-1B of NIT Silchar
  • Served as  Member of I.C.C. of NIT Silchar
  • Served as  Faculty In-charge of CE departmental library and Member of central library. 

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWED FROM

1. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering


JOURNALS

  1. Achu, V. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Effect of water table on ground response analysis”. International Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 2(1), 68-72. ISSN 2394 – 9554
  2. Saha, A. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Lateral load carrying capacity of micropile”. International Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 2(1), 44-49. ISSN 2394 – 9554
  3. Bhagowati B. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Effect of lime and fly ash on engineering properties of expansive soils”. International Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 2(1), 38-43. ISSN 2394 – 9554
  4. Srivastava, P. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Comparative study of load – settlement behaviour of micropile – raft foundation in cohesive soil”. International Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 2(1), 25-30. ISSN 2394 – 9554
  5. Sadhukhan, S. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Experimental study on uplift capacity of micropile”. International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research, 55, ISSN 2394-7780.
  6. Borthakur, N. and Dey, A. K. (2018). “Experimental investigation on load carrying capacity of micropiles in soft clay.” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 43(4), 1969-1981. DOI 10.1007/s13369-017-2894-3
  7. Borthakur, N. and Dey, A. K. (2020). “Evaluation of Group Capacity of Micropile in Soft Clayey Soil from Experimental Analysis Using SVM-Based Prediction Model.” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 20(3), Paper No: 04020008. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) GM.1943-5622.0001606.
  8. Borthakur, N., and Das, M. (2021). “Modelling the capacity of micropiled-raft foundation rested on soft clayey soil using an artificial neural network approach.” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/19386362.2021.1959138

 

 

 CONFERENCES

  1. Saikia, B. D. and Borthakur, N. (2003). “Behaviour of reinforced soil using shredded tyre” Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure Development, Roorkee, India
  2. Borthakur, N. and Singh, M. S. (2014). “Stabilization of Peat soil using locally available admixture” Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering – CSE 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN: 978-1-63248-006-4. Paper ID CSE-14-198. doi: 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-006-4-101
  3. Bhagowati B. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Impact of cyclic wetting-drying cycle on swelling behaviour of lime and fly ash stabilized expansive soil” Proceedings of the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  4. Sadhukhan S. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Behavior of single micropile and micropile groups subjected to uplift loading” Proceedings of the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  5. Saha A. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Lateral load carrying capacity of vertical micropile” Proceedings of the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  6. Achu V. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Effect of water table in soil amplification” Proceedings of the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  7. Srivastava, P.  and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Comparative Study of load Settlement Behaviour of Micropile –Raft Foundation in Cohesive Soil”, International conference on Latest trends and Practices in Management, Technology and Social Sciences, Manali, 28th April 2015.
  8. Sadhukhan, S. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Experimental Study on Uplift Capacity of Micropile”, International conference on Latest trends and Practices in Management, Technology and Social Sciences, Manali, 28th April 2015.
  9. Bhagowati B. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Effect of Lime and Fly ash on Engineering properties of Expansive Soils”, International conference on Latest trends and Practices in Management, Technology and Social Sciences, Manali, 28th April 2015.
  10. Saha, A. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Lateral load carrying capacity of micropile”, International conference on Latest trends and Practices in Management, Technology and Social Sciences, Manali, 28th April 2015.
  11. Achu, V. and Borthakur, N. (2015). “Effect of water table on ground response analysis”, International conference on Latest trends and Practices in Management, Technology and Social Sciences, Manali, 28th April 2015
  12. Pandey A. K. and Borthakur, N. (2016). “Dynamic response analysis of micropile group” Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
  13. Marak, B. K. and Borthakur, N. (2021). “Behaviour of square footing on cement modified fibre reinforced sand layer underlain by soft clayey soil”. Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 3(1). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6444-8_1
  14. Biswas, S. and Borthakur, N. (2021). “An Experimental Study on Development of the Bearing Capacity of Soft Clay Soil Using Stone Column with Bamboo Sheet Plate.” Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference, NIT Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED


WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

  1. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, sponsored by TEQIP- II, 18 -23 June, 2012.

 PhD SCHOLARS (Ongoing Research work)

  1. Beeram Srikanth
  2. Aranya Mukherjee
  3. Shantanu Dutta


M.TECH. SCHOLARS

  1.  Stabilization of peat soil using locally available admixtures – submitted by Mongbijam Stephen Singh, 2014
  2. A study on stability of slope by using soil nailing technique – submitted by Nilesh Sambhajirao Patil, 2014
  3. Lateral load carrying capacity of vertical micropile – submitted by Arindam Saha, 2015
  4. Experimental study on uplift capacity of single micropile group – submitted by Soumya Sadhukhan, 2015
  5. Engineering behavior of expansive soils stabilization with lime and fly ash – submitted by Biswajit Bhagowati, 2015
  6. Load settlement behavior of micropile raft foundation in cohesive soil – submitted by Priyank Srivastava, 2015
  7. Ground response analysis with variation of water table – submitted by Achu V, 2015
  8. Analysis of the earthen dam using software approach: a case study of Peddacheruvu Dam – submitted by Aswin Kumar J, 2016
  9. Experimental investigation on dynamic response of micropile – submitted by Ashutosh Kumar Pandey, 2016
  10. Experimental and numerical study of ultimate load carrying capacity of micropile group in soft clayey soil using Taguchi’s design optimization – submitted by Prasanjit Roy, 2017
  11. Comparative study of CBR properties of clayey subgrade reinforced with bamboo mat jute and polypropylene geotextile – submitted by Roopjyoti Deb, 2017
  12. Stabilization of Soil using rice husk ash and cement – submitted by Dinanath Prasad, 2017
  13. Experimental Study on Improvement of clayey subgrade soil using cement and fibre – submitted by Amlan Dalabehera, 2017
  14. A study on the behavior of footing on fibre reinforced cement stabilized sandy soil – submitted by Aarti Khyriemmujat, 2018
  15. Improvement of bearing capacity of footing using steel skirt – submitted by Prasenjit Pandit, 2018
  16. Behavior of square footing on cement modified fibre reinforced sand layer underlain by soft clayey soil – submitted by Banchiva K Marak, 2019
  17. Study of lateral dynamic load behavior on pile group using block vibration apparatus – submitted by Nikhil Kumar, 2019
  18. Dynamic response of shallow foundation with steel skirts – submitted by Sibam Das, 2019
  19. A study on uplift behavior of piles in sandy soil – submitted by Sayanika Bora, 2020
  20. Settlement analysis of recycled plastic pins for embankments – submitted by Vinu Sunny, 2020
  21. Behavior of prestressed geogrid reinforced soil beds overlying clay – submitted by Jakaria Miah, 2020
  22. An experimental study on development of the bearing capacity of soft clay soil using stone column with bamboo sheet plate – submitted by Soumitra Biswas, 2021
  23. Model studies of bearing capacity of strip footings rested on slope crest – submitted by Sourav Roy, 2021
  24. Dynamic response analysis of shallow foundation on geo-grids and bamboo grids in sand – submitted by Shambhu Kumar, 2022
  25. Analysis of geocell reinforced embankment slope using Plaxis-3D – submitted by Anil Makka, 2022
  26. Prediction of bearing capacity of the footing resting on GRS Wall using ANN– submitted by Vardhan Komma, 2022

M.TECH. SCHOLARS (Ongoing Project)

  1. Saggela Bala Raju
  2. Dasari Bhaskar
  3. Ankit Panda