IIT, Madras

During Government of India’s approval for DRIP, it was decided to earmark funds under the scheme for funding few educational institutions with a view to develop their in-house expertise in the field of dam safety. Accordingly, eight premier Academic & Research Institutions were identified initially; and proposals were invited for identification of their capacity building needs in the area of dam safety. Further, with a view of imparting hands-on experiences to institutions in dam rehabilitation activities, the Implementing Agencies were encouraged to associate identified institutions in specific consultancy assignments; and accordingly, core consultancy areas of institutions were identified and shared with Implementing Agencies.

IIT Madras is one of the premier institutions identified for capacity building in dam safety areas. Their proposal for capacity building, with an estimated cost of Rs. 4.5 crore, includes:

  • Procurement of Equipment (Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy etc.); and
  • Procurement of Software (GEOSTUDIO/SVFlux, 3DEC, ARC GIS, etc).
Their areas of Consultancy Services proposed to be provided to DRIP Implementing Agencies include:
  • Hydrological Analysis, Reservoir Operations and Dam Break Analysis; and
  • Seepage Control and Ground Improvement Techniques
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