Dr. Sathish Kumar D.
Dr. Sathish Kumar D.

Associate Professor

Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering, NITC, NIT Campus. P.O, Calicut - 673601

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Home Address:

17/54 E, Advaitham Celebrity Hills Villa Kariyakulangara, West Manaserry Calicut - 673602

  • B.E. Civil Engineering Coimbatore Institute of Technology

  • M.Tech. Remote Sensing and GIS National Institute of Technology Warangal

  • Ph.D. Hydrology Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

  • Educational Qualifications

    • B.E. Civil Engineering Coimbatore Institute of Technology

    • M.Tech. Remote Sensing and GIS National Institute of Technology Warangal

    • Ph.D. Hydrology Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

    • Surveying
    • Remote Sensing and GIS
    • Surface Water Hydrology
    • Open Channel Hydraulics and Hydrology
    • Water Resources Engineering

    • Spatial Decision Support System for Watershed Management
    • Flood Modelling and Forecasting
    • Urban Growth and Drainage Modelling

    Faculty Advisor for B.Tech Civil Engineering 2011-2015 Batch, 2015-2019 Batch, 2019 - 2023 Batch

    TEQIP II - Departmental Purchase Coordinator (2014 - 2016)

    Surveying Lab Incharge (2014 - 2021)

    Boys Hostel Warden (2015 - 2021)

    Associate Dean (Planning & Development) (2021 - 2023)

    Attended a short term course on “Urban water systems modelling” at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands

    Awarded NUFFIC fellowship for attending the short term course at UNESCO-IHE

    1. Life Member Indian Society of Remote Sensing (L-2872), Year: 2005
    2. Life Member Indian Association of Hydrologists (LM- 1544), Year: 2009
    3. Life Member Indian Society of Technical Education (LM-110395), Year: 2016
    4. Life Member Indian Water Resources Society (LM 2016-7622), Year:2016
    5. Member, The International Water Association (ID- 1615683), Year 2018-22

    International Journals

    1. Kabbilawsh P., D. Sathish Kumar, N. R. Chithra (2022) Performance evaluation of univariate time-series techniques for forecasting monthly rainfall data. Journal of Water and Climate Change; jwc2022107. DOI:
    2. Sabitha, N.M., Thampi, S.G. & Sathish Kumar, D. (2022) Application of a Distributed Hydrologic Model to Assess the Impact of Climate and Land-use Change on Surface Runoff from a Small Urbanizing Watershed. Water Resour Manage .
    3. Kabbilawsh, P., Sathish Kumar, D & Chithra, N.R. (2022) Forecasting long-term monthly precipitation using SARIMA models. J Earth Syst Sci 131, 174 .
    4. Drisya, J., Sathish Kumar, D (2022) Evaluation of the drought management measures in a semi-arid agricultural watershed. Environ Dev Sustain .
    5. Drisya, J., Sathish Kumar, D  & Roshni, T. (2021). “Hydrological drought assessment through streamflow forecasting using wavelet enabled artificial neural networks”, Environ Dev Sustain 23, 3653–3672. DOI:10.1007/s10668-020-00737-7
    6. Kabbilawsh, P., Sathish Kumar, D. & Chithra, N.R. (2020).  “Trend analysis and SARIMA forecasting of mean maximum and mean minimum monthly temperature for the state of Kerala, India”, Acta Geophys. 68, 1161–1174
    7. Drisya, J and Sathish Kumar, D (2018) "Automated calibration of a two-dimensional overland flow model by estimating Manning's roughness coefficient using genetic algorithm." Journal of Hydroinformatics. Vol. 20, No. 2, pp 440-456 DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2017.110
    8. Drisya, J and Sathish Kumar D (2016) "Comparison of digitally delineated stream networks from different space borne digital elevation models: A case study based on two watersheds in South India", Arabian Journal of Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-016- 2726-x
    9. Sathish Kumar, D., Arya, D. S., and Vojinovic, Z. (2013) "Modeling of urban growth dynamics and its impact on surface runoff characteristics." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 41, 124-135.
    10. Kothyari U. C., Raaj. Ramsankaran, D. Sathish Kumar, S. K. Ghosh and Nisha Mendiratta (2010) "Geospatial-based automated watershed modeling in Garhwal Himalaya" Journal of Hydroinformatics, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp 502–520.
    11. Durga Rao K.H.V. and D. Sathish Kumar (2004) "Spatial Decision Support System for Watershed Management" Journal of Water Resources Management, Vol. 18, pp 407-423.

    Book Chapter

    1. Ramsankaran, Raaj., Sathish Kumar, D., and Eldho, T. I. (2017) "Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in Watershed Management: An Overview." Sustainable Water Resources Management, C. S. P. Ojha, R. Y. Surampalli, A. Bárdossy, T. C. Zhang, and C.-M. Kao, eds., ASCE, pp 51 - 79.
    2. Drisya, J., Sathish Kumar, D. and Roshni, T., Spatiotemporal Variability of Soil Moisture and Drought Estimation Using a Distributed Hydrological Model, Integrating Disaster Science and Management. Elsevier, pp. 451-460.