FACULTY DETAILS

Faculty Name : Dr SUNEETH KUMAR S M

 

Education Details

  • PhD. in Chemical from IIT, Roorkee
  • MTech, in Environmental Engineering from IIT, Kanpur.
  • BE. in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

 

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, ATME College of Engineering, Mysore – August 2020 to till date.
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, TN – May 2014 to April 2020.
  • Principal at Sree Narayana Institute of Technology, Adoor, Kerala – Aug 2011to May 2014
  • Principal at Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Elavumthitta, Kerala – July 2010 to June 2011.
  • Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, TN – June 2006 to July 2010.
  • Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Engineering, Mysore – May 1983 to June 2006
  • Lecturer, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal – 1980-1983
  • Site Engineer, M/s Dwarakanath and Anantharam Constructions, Bangalore – Dec 1979 to June 1980.
  • Site Engineer, M/s Gammon India Ltd., Bombay – Dec 1978 to Nov 1979.

Publication Details

International

  1. Suneeth Kumar Saragur, Vasudevan Mangottiri, Balaganesh Pandiyan, Anusha Gururajan, “H2S Strip Test, a user-friendly method to find faecal coliforms in Water Quality Analysis – A case study”, IRJET, Vol 8, Special Issue, October 2021.
  2. Balaganesh, E. Annapoorani, S. Sridevi, M. Vasudevan, S. M. Suneeth Kumar, and N. Natarajan, Nitrate Sequestration and Sorption Capacity in Soil Under Varying Organic Loading Conditions”, Sustainable Practices and Innovations in Civil Engineering, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 79, S. Ramanagopal et al. (eds.), Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021.
  3. Shiva Nandhini Sivakumar, Vasudevan Mangottiri, Natarajan Narayanan, Suneeth Kumar Saragur, “Evolution of Strategic Planning for Water Sustainability in Coastal Cities of India –Contemporary Issues and Way Forward”, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 012103 IOP Publishing, 955, 2020.
  4. Balaganesh Pandiyan, M Vasudevan Mangottiri, Suneeth Kumar Saragur, Narayan Natarajan, “Evaluation of Sugarcane and Soil Quality Amended by Sewage Sludge Derived Compost and Chemical Fertilizer”, Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2020.
  5. Balaganesh Pandiyan, M Vasudevan Mangottiri, Narayan Natarajan, Suneeth Kumar Saragur, “Co-composting Versus Direct Ponding of Sewage Sludge on Soil Nutrients Redistribution”, International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering 8(4S2):108-111, December 2020.
  6. Balaganesh Pandiyan, M Vasudevan Mangottiri, Narayan Natarajan, Suneeth Kumar Saragur, “Improving Soil Fertility and Nutrient Dynamics with Leachate Attributes from Sewage Sludge by Impoundment and Co Composting”, online paper in Clean – Soil, Air and Water, October 2020.
  7. M Vasudevan, K Karthika, S Gowthaman, K Karthick, P Balaganesh, S M Suneeeth Kumar, “Aerobic in-vessel co-composting of dewatered sewage sludge with mixed municipal wastes under subhumid and semiarid atmospheric conditions”, on-line paper, Journal: Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15567036.2019.1624888, 2019.
  8. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Adsorption of Iron from aqueous solution using small gooseberry seed as adsorbent”, Pollution Research Journal,Vol.30, No.3, pp. 361-363, 2011.
  9. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Adsorption of Iron from aqueous solution using Limonia Acidissima fruit shell activated carbon as an adsorbent”, Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology Journal,Vol.10, No .4, pp. 637-638, 2011.
  10. Ramesh, T.Meenambal and K. Murugan, “Quantification, Characterization and Leachate Analysis of the Municipal Solid Waste from Erode Municipality, Tamilnadu, India”, Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology Journal, Vol.8, No.1, pp. 21-28, 2009.
  11. Ramesh, T.Meenambal, S.M.Suneeth Kumar, “Biphasic Anaerobic Digestion of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste Through UASB Reactor-A Study”, Pollution research, 28(2),239-246, 2009.
  12. Suneeth Kumar S.M., Leela Iyengar and Venkobachar C., “Sulphonated Coal and Cu(II) Interaction : Studies on effect of competitive ions and performance of fixed bed”, Asian Environment Journal, Phillipines, Vol II, No1, pp 72-82, 1989.

National

  1. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Removal of Fluoride from aqueous solution using almond shell as adsorbent”, Environmental Pollution Control Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3 , pp 18-20, 2011.
  2. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Removal of Iron from wastewater using gooseberry seed (big) as adsorbent”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Special issue , pp. 13, 2010.

Book Chapter in Springer Nature

  1. Balaganesh, M. Vasudevan, S. M. Suneethkumar, S. Shahir and N. Natarajan, Evaluation of Sugarcane and Soil Quality Amended by Sewage Sludge-Derived Compost and Chemical Fertilizer, in the book “Emerging Technologies for Waste Valorization and Environmental Protection, Edited by S. K. Ghosh et al. (eds.) published © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

  1. Suneeth Kumar.S.M, I.M. Mishra, Anusha, Vasudevan M, “A Study On Granulation Process Inside A UASB Reactor”, Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends in Science and Technology-2022, ATME College of Engineering, Mysore, – Indexed by Scopus, July 14th & 15th 2022.
  2. Suneeth Kumar Saragur, Vasudevan Mangottiri, Balaganesh Pandiyan, Anusha Gururajan, “H2S Strip Test, a user-friendly method to find faecal coliforms in Water Quality Analysis – A case study”, Proceedings of ICRTST – 2021 – 22, ATME College of Engineering, Mysore, published in IRJET, Vol 8, Special Issue, October 2021.
  3. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Removal of Iron from wastewater using marigold flower sludge as adsorbent”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental pollution water conservation and health, Bangalore University, pp 66, 2010.
  4. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Removal of Iron from wastewater using gooseberry seed (big) as adsorbent”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Global Environment and its sustainability: Implications and strategies, I sec, pp 13, 2010.
  5. “Municipal Solid Waste Management”, N.Ramesh, Dr.T.Meenambal, Dr.S.M.Suneeth Kumar, S.Senthil Kumar, C.Muniraj, A.Sangeetha, – International Conference on “Energy Conservation in Buildings”, at Adiyaman College of Engineering, Hosur – August 2009.
  6. Mishra, I.M., Kumar, S., Prasad, B., “Treatment of Alcohol Distillery Wastewater using UASB Reactor”, presented at the 10th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Montreal, Canada, Aug. 29, 2004.

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES:

  1. Bala Ganesh P, Vasudevan Mangottiri, Suneeth Kumar Saragur, “Chemical Characterization and Environmental Implications of Recycled Sewage Sludge in the Proximity Soil of Treatment Plant”, Conference: Sustainable Waste Management 2018 at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Vijayawada, January 2019
  2. Anusha, G., Suneeth Kumar, S.M., and Jayanthi, J.J. “Modeling for Removal of Contaminants from Industrial Waste Water by Adsorption”, EWRI, pp 9, 2009
  3. Anusha, G., Suneeth Kumar, S.M., and Jayanthi, J.J. “Modeling for Removal of Contaminants from Industrial Waste Water by Adsorption”, EWRI, pp 9, 2009.
  4. Anusha, G. and Suneeth Kumar, S.M. “Removal of Fluoride from wastewater using marigold flower sludge as adsorbent”, Proceedings of the National Conference on water resource and wastewater management, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, pp 66, 2010.
  5. “An ANN Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion of MSW using UASB Reactor”, Ramesh, Dr.T.Meenambal, Dr.S.M.Suneeth Kumar, S.Senthil Kumar, C.Muniraj, A.Sangeetha, – IPSEWM 2009, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, pp 206-212.
  6. “Multiple regression modeling on organic fraction of MSW using UASB reactor”, N.Ramesh, Dr.T.Meenambal, Dr.S.M.Suneeth Kumar, S.Ramesh, Laxmipriya Thiagarajan, S.Senthil Kumar, -Proceedings of the ‘RACE’, a National Level Conference, Sengunther Engineering College, Thiruchengode, 28th April 2009.
  7. “Classification of Waste and its Suitability for Disposal by Landfills, Composting, Digestion, Incineration etc.”, Dr.S.M.Suneeth Kumar and N Ramesh, AICTE sponsored SDP on “Collection and Compilation of Data on Municipal Solid Waste and their Analysis for Appropriate Treatment and Disposal” at the Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu – 17th – 27th July 2007.
  8. “Biogas-The Fuel For The Future”, Dr.S.M. Suneeth Kumar, One day workshop on “Renewable Energy – Today and Tomorrow”, at the Energy Club, Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.S.Rangaswamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, TamilNadu, 6th October 2006.
  9. “Treatment of Spent Wash Using UASB Reactor”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., Workshop on “Management of Contemporary Environmental Issues for Sustainable Development”, at K.S.Rangaswamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, TamilNadu, 20th and 21st September 2006.
  10. “Modelling and Simulation of Biogas”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., Three day National Workshop on “Environmental Modelling and Simulation”, at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamilnadu, 10th – 12th August 2006.
  11. “Rain Water Harvesting”, a one week Entrepreneurship Development Programme on “The Human Quality Enhancement”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., at the Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, TamilNadu, 31st July to 8th August 2006.
  12. “Treatment of Alcohol Distillery Wastewater Using UASB Reactor”, invited paper for the National conference on “Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment” at the Centre for Environmental Science and Technology, University B.D.T. College of Engineering, Davanagere – 577004 Karnataka, 7th and 8th January 2005.
  13. “UASB Reactor for the Anaerobic Process Technology for Wastewater Treatment”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., AICTE / ISTE sponsored STTP on ‘Developing Bioremediation Techniques’ at the Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, 4th – 14th August 2003.
  14. “Solid Waste Management”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., Procedings of AICTE / ISTE sponsored STTP on ‘Advances in Geotechnical Practices for the Waste Management’ at the P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya – 14th – 26th July 2003.
  15. “Anaerobic Process Technology for Wastewater Treatment”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., Proceedings of AICTE / ISTE sponsored STTP on ‘Developing Bioremediation Techniques’ at the Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu – 4th – 14th August 2003.
  16. “Chemical Treatment Techniques for the Abatement of Hazardous Wastes”, Dr. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., Procedings of AICTE / ISTE sponsored STTP on ‘Managing Hazardous Wastes in the New Millennium’, at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, 3rd – 15th September 2001.
  17. Suneeth Kumar, S.M., “Application of UASB Technology for the Treatment of Distillery Wastes”, AICTE / ISTE sponsored STTP on ‘Application of Advanced Technologies in Industrial Waste Water Treatment’ at the P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya – 4th to 15th September 2000.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Subjects taught at under graduate level:-

Elements of Civil engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Surveying, Strength of Materials, Water and Waste Water Engineering, Air pollution Control, Remote Sensing, Irrigation Drawing, Industrial Waste Water treatment, Solid Waste Management, Geo Technical Engineering.

Labs:- Strength of Materials Lab, Building Materials Testing Lab, Survey lab-1&2, Geotech Engineering Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Highway Materials Testing Lab, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery Lab, Structural Engineering Lab.

  • Member, Departmental Advisory Board
  • Member, Anti-Ragging Committee
  • Member, Hostel Advisory Committee
  1. Board Member     : BOS in Civil Engineering, Anna University, Cheannai -2022.
  2. Subject Expert :  Selection for Assistant Engineers post – KPSC, 2021.
  3. Member / Examiner : Paper Setting Committee. Karnataka Education Department, Bangalore.
  4. Chairman           : BOE in Civil Engg, University of Mysore, Mysore – 5 years
  5. Chairman:  BOE in Civil Engg, Bannari Amman Institute if Technology,Sathyamangalam, TN – 4years
  1. Board Member:   BOE in Civil Engineering for VTU, Belgaum- 2003-2004.
  2. Board Member:   BOE in Civil Engineering, University of Mysore, Mysore for 3 years; BOE in P.G. in Civil Engineering, Kuvempu University, Shimoga.
  3. Director:   Centre for Geographic Information System (GIS), National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  1. Examiner:      1) Anna Unversity, Chennai.; 2) MIT, Manipal; 3) Kuvempu University,   4) J.N.University, Hyderabad; 5) Karunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore – for UG and PG Exams.
  2. Consultancy Work:   Quality and Quantity surveying of water and wastewater, Flow measurements, Constructional material testing, Extensive survey projects, Geo-technical testing of soils for structural works, Designing water and waste water treatment units etc.
  3. Guest Faculty/Lectures:
  4. Centre for Environmental Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 5 times
  5. Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Vallam, Tanjavur, TamilNadu – 2 times.
  • UBDT College of Engineering, Davanagere – Conferences/ Seminars/ guest faculty for important subjects.
  1. Staff Training College for Departmental Staff, KERS, KRS, Mysore, for both Environmental as well as Computer Courses – more than 10 times.
  2. Nestle India Ltd., Nanjangud – 2 times
  3. Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore – 4 seminars/conferences.
  • PES College Engineering, Mandya – 4 seminars/conferences
  1. Chief Coordinator   : Consultancy Project – “Rural Drinking Water Quality Analysis Project”, of about 21 lakhs, awarded by Rural Development Engineering Department, Bangalore. – 2000.
  2. Chief Coordinator   : UGC – funded project on “Municipal wastewater Treatment by Anaerobic Treatment – UASB Technology.” – 4.35 lakhs – 2001-2003.
  3. Coordinator   : Two Day Workshop on “Alternative Sanitation Systems” at National Institute of    Engineering, Mysore on 9th & 10th Dec, 2005.
  4. Member     : Mysore Ground Water Pollution Abatement Committee, Mysore City Corporation. Collection and analysis of selected bore well water samples. – 2002.
  5. Environmental Consultant : Town Planning for World Bank Scheme – Feed Back Turnkey Engineers, No.8, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road, Bangalore.
  6. Warden, NIE Boys Hostel    : 2002 – 2006.
  7. Chief Coordinator : Entrepreneurship Development Cell, BIT, Sathyamangalam 2006-2010.

EXPERTISE:

  • Guiding and Executing projects in areas of Env. Engg, Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS).
  • Characterization and analysis of water and waste water samples using sophisticated techniques such as Digital Spectro-photometry, Digital Flame Photometry, Computer driven Gas Chromatography, Membrane Filtration Technique for bacteriological analysis, Preparation of E-Coli testing vials etc.
  • Designing Water and Wastewater Treatment Units.
  • Delivered Lectures at many prestigious institutions like IISc-Bangalore, SIT-Tumkur, SJCE-Mysore, BDT-Davanagere, Periyar Maniammai University, Tanjore, on popular topics such as:
  • Water Quality Assessment and Treatment – Unit Operations and Processes
  • Chemical Treatment Techniques for Hazardous wastes
  • Wastewater Engineering – Quality Assessment and Treatment – Unit Operations and Processes
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Noise Pollution and its Abatement
  • Global Ecology and Environment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Global Threats
  • Energy Conservation

Professional body membership

  • Life Member of Institute of Engineers (MIE)
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Life Member of Air Pollution Control Engineering (APCE)
  • Geo Technical Engineering Association

Achievements

  1. Instrumental in procuring and executing a Major Consultancy Project of the Institute – “Rural Drinking Water Quality Analysis Project”, of about 21 lakhs, awarded by Rural Development Engineering Department, Bangalore. – Collection and analysis of about 4600 bore well water samples including bacteriological analysis, – Government aided project within the stipulated time.
  2. Conducting Sewage Flow Measurements at Various Outlets for Mysore City Corporation.
  3. Evaluation of the Performance Efficiency of Sewage Treatment Plant at Rajendra Nagar, Mysore, Karnataka.
  4. Designing an Oxidation Pond for the Treatment of Sewage from Buddhist Colony, Kushal Nagar, Karnataka.
  5. Design and Execution of a study UASB – Reactor for the Treatment of Wastewater from a Pharmaceutical Industry, Nanjangud.
  6. Designed a Sewage Treatment Plant for L & T, Bangalore.
  7. Assessment of the World Bank Loan borrowing capacity for 7 towns in Karnataka for the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC).
  8. Development of the Land Use Patterns for the CRPF Grounds at Coimbatore.
  9. Preparation of contour Map of Golf Course for Race Course Club, Mysore and Bodhi Hospital, for Sree Buddha Educational Trust, Kollam.
  10. Students’ project guided – to win Rs.50000/- prize in project design contest.