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Dr. V M Patel


Professor & Principal

Ph.D. (Civil Engg.), ME (Structure - Gold Medal), BE (Civil Engg.)

Professor Vikram M Patel is Professor of Civil & Infrastructure Engineering at AIIE since August 2015. He has several years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy in the field of Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering and Tsunami Engineering.

Prof Patel has received the Pedagogical Innovation Award from GTU Innovation Council. He has also received Certificate of Appreciation from Director General, Institute of Seismological Research & ISES for Outstanding Work in Engineering Seismology and Tsunami Engineering. He has received Golden Educationist of India Award for outstanding achievement in the field of education from IIEM, New Delhi.

Prof Patel visited Ural Federal University of Russia for International Experience Program and received active participation certificate.

Prof Patel has also completed more than 15 consultancy projects as a structural consultants of private as well as Government sectors.

Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Tsunami Engineering, Non-Engineered Building Design, Valuation of Immovable Properties

Ph.D. from Ganpat University, Kherva (2011) worked at ISR, Gandhinagar.
M.E Structure (CASAD) from L.D College of Engineering (2003) (Gold Medalist)
B.E in Civil Engineering (1996)

Professor Patel worked with Ganpat University as full-time faculty of Civil Engineering (September 1997 – June 2006) and was later promoted as Head of Department of Civil Engg. (June 2006 – May 2012). Along with teaching he was Convener of Civil Consultancy Cell and Secretary of ISTE Chapter at BSPP. Prof. Patel was Principal of Shankersinh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Technology (SVBIT) (June 2012 – August 2015). Under his leadership the Institute has established a Consultancy Cell, ISTE chapter, IEEE chapter and ISHRAE chapter.

He has also worked as a Structural Designer and Supervisor of a private consultancy firm (July 1996 – September 1997). He is an Approved Valuer and Panel Valuer for Immovable Properties. He is also a member of the NSS Advisory Board of GTU and Core Committee Member of GTU Alumni Association.

He has published / presented 26 technical papers in international / national journals and conferences. He has organized National / International Seminars & Conferences at different places. He is approved research guide for GTU, KSV University at Gandhinagar, R K University at Rajkot, C U Shah University at Surendranagar, Gujarat, J J T University at Rajasthan and Pacific University at Udaipur. He is guiding three Ph.D. students He is also an Editorial Board member and reviewer of various national and international journals.

Prof Patel has been interviewed as a Tsunami Expert by “AAJTAK’, “NEWS24” and “HEAD LINES TODAY”. His technical articles regarding protective measures for Tsunami hazards for Gujarat coast have been published in “DNA NEWS”, “SANDESH” and “KHALIJ TIMES”.

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