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Faculty Members


Dr. Sandip S. Trivedi
Professor & Head

Dr. Sandip S. Trivedi is serving as Professor and Head, of Department of Civil Engineering since February, 2015.
Dr. Trivedi did his graduation and post-graduation from Gujarat University in 1987 and 1991 respectively. He did the PG Diploma in Construction Management (through distance learning), from NICMAR, Pune, in 1996. He then obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, in 2011. His Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Seismic Ground Response Analysis and Microzonation Studies for Ahmedabad Region”, was evaluated to be the second best Ph. D. thesis, by the Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi.
Dr. S. S. Trivedi has more than 25 years of experience, in Industry, research and academia. He joined academics in 1992, and worked as Lecturer and then Senior lecturer at School of Building Science and Technology, CEPT, Ahmedabad, as Assistant Professor (1998-2006), and then Senior Associate Professor (2006-2012) at Nirma University, Ahmedabad, as Professor and Head for one year at GPERI, and Professor and Head of Civil Engg Deptt for 1.5 years at Indus University, Ahmedabad.
He received the Best Teacher award for the Degree Engineering Colleges of Gujarat, from Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), for the year 2002.
Dr. Trivedi served as the President of the Indian Geotechnical Society – Ahmedabad Chapter, for the term 2012-2014.
He also monitored and coordinated the practical training programmes for students for more than 14 years. He has presented/published more than 32 papers at National and International conferences. He has carried out more than 180 professional testing and consultancy assignments, in the field of Geotechnical Engg. He has coordinated and conducted several training programmes for technical teachers and professionals.
His main areas of interest include Geotechnical investigations, ground improvement, ground response analysis, liquefaction potential studies, and Seismic microzonation.


Prof. Ketan Lakhtaria
Assistant Professor

Prof. Ketan V. Lakhtaria is working as Assistant Professor in GPERI, Mehsana since December ‘ 2012. He has completed his graduation in Civil Engineering from L.D. College of Engineering (Gujarat University) and Post graduation in Environmental engineering from B.V.M. Engineering College Vallabh Vidyanagar (Sardar Patel University). Presently he is pursuing his PhD.
Prof. Ketan has more than 24 years of experience in research institute, Industries and academics. He had experience in computer programming for developing utilities related to Civil Engineering. He has proven experience of several years in industries. He had worked in Gujarat Water Supply and Sewerage Board as Assistant Engineer and Deputy executive Engineer for more than 18 years. In G.W.S. & S.B. he contributed in successful completion of various projects related to water supply. Prof. Ketan has vast experience in designing, executing and commissioning of various project requirements.
Prof. Ketan has worked as Assistant Professor at Institute of Technology, Nirma University Ahmedabad. He has taught many subjects at under graduate level. He has guided many students for their projects, trainings and seminars. He has coordinated various events, training programs, workshops at institute level. He has also carried out consultancy works, attended many training programs, conferences and workshops.
Prof. Ketan has presented / published two papers in international conferences. He is also a life member in many professional bodies.
His main areas of interests include Solid waste management, Noise pollution, Water supply and Sanitation.


Prof. Madhu Trivedi
Assistant Professor

Prof. Madhu S. Trivedi is serving as Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Department at GPERI since August, 2015. She got her B.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, Haryana in 1990. Thereafter she completed Master in Computer Application (MCA) through distance learning from IGNOU, New Delhi in 2003. She then obtained her post-graduation degree in Water Resources Management from L.D. College of Engineering (Gujarat Technological University) in 2012. She is currently pursuing her PhD.
Prof. Madhu Trivedi has more than 20 years of experience in industries, govt. sector and academics. She served the Estate & Town Development office at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for more than 12 years. She was involved with various town development and monitoring activities. Prof. Madhu Trivedi also contributed the Town Planning Department in AMC by developing related software, and was also involved in development of e-governance system.
Prof. Madhu Trivedi is with academics since 2010. Earlier, she worked as Assistant Professor at Gandhinagar Institute of Technology and also handled the charge as Head of Civil Engineering Department. She has taught many subjects at under-graduate level and also guided students for their projects. She has attended number of conferences and workshops.
She is life member of many professional bodies. She has presented/ published three national and one international papers. Her areas of interest include groundwater assessment, salinity ingress, groundwater recharge, geospatial technologies and soft computing applications


Prof. Sadanand Sahu
Assistant Professor

Prof. Sadanand Sahu is working as an Assistant Professor in GPERI, Mehsana since January 2016. He has completed his Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from SRMCEM, Lucknow in 2012 and Master of Technology in Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation Engineering & Planning from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat, Gujarat in 2014. He has 1.5 years of experience in academics and research. He has published one International Paper and also presented one paper at International Conference. He has also attended number of short term training programme held at various colleges.
Area of interest: Pavement design, Pavement evaluation, and Material (waste) characterization for utilization in pavement layers.


Prof. Bhargav P. Majmundar
Assistant Professor

Prof. Bhargav P. Majmundar has completed Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidhayal (BVM) Engineering College, Vallabh Vidhyanagar on 1998 with Fist class. He has completed Master in Technology in Civil Engineering with specialization in Water Resources Engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Engineering (SVNIT), Surat on 2012 with 10 CPI. Also pursuing PhD. from SVNIT, Surat from 2012.

He has been associated and member of many professional bodies like Life member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Associate member of Institutions of Engineers (India) and Life member of India Society for Hydraulics (ISH). He has published 1 national and 2 international conference paper, 3 International Journal paper. He has 10 years industrial and more than 6 years teaching experience.

He has been awarded by ISTE for Best M.Tech Dissertation at national level and awarded Gold Medal by SVNIT, Surat for highest CPI.


Prof. Gaurav J. Vyas
Assistant Professor

Prof. Gaurav J. Vyas has completed Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Government Engineering College, Bhavnagar in 2014 with Distinction. He has completed Master Degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural from Sardar Patel Institute of technology (SPIT) in 2016.

He has 6 months of teaching experience. He was working as an Assistant Professor at Merchant institute of Technology Piludara, Mehsana. He has published 2 International Journal paper.


Technical Staff Members

Ms. Sonal C. Patel
Laboratory Assistant      Email Id: sonal.patel@gperi.ac.in  

Degree: Diploma in Civil Engineering
Scope of work:
(1) Maintain registers like dead stock, Consumer, Item issue etc.
(2) Laboratory Maintenance.
(3) Specimen preparation in each laboratory.
(4) Maintenance of departmental files.
(5) Practical Perform during laboratory session.


Ms. Vidhi Patel
Laboratory Assistant      Email Id: vidhi.patel@gperi.ac.in  

Degree: Diploma Architecture
Scope of work:
(1) Maintain registers like dead stock, Consumer, Item issue etc.
(2) Laboratory Maintenance.
(3) Specimen preparation in each laboratory.
(4) Maintenance of departmental files.
(5) Practical Perform during laboratory session.


Ms. Priyanka P. Suthar
Laboratory Assistant      Email Id: priyanka.suthar@gperi.ac.in  

Degree: Diploma in Civil Engineering
Scope of work:
(1) To arrange the instruments or set performing the experiments.
(2) To help the students for taking the readings.
(3) To maintain the stock of all lab equipment’s in soft copy and dead stock register.
(4) Laboratory equipment’s maintenance.
(5) Result analysis of GTU examination.
(6) To help in department activities as instructed.