S.K. Singal Head Of Centre sunilfah[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285167
Areas of Interest
  • Small Hydropower - Investigations and planning, Small Hydropower - Investigations and planning
  • Designs of civil works, Designs of civil works
  • Cost Optimisation and Tariff Analysis, Cost Optimisation and Tariff Analysis
  • Integrated Renewable Energy Systems, Integrated Renewable Energy Systems
  • Planning of Water Resource, Planning of Water Resource
Professional Background
2015ContinueAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20142015Principal Scientific OfficerIIT Roorkee
20012014Senior Scientific OfficerIIT Roorkee
19852001Scientist 'B'UOR (Now IIT Roorkee)
19841985Scientist 'A'UOR (Now IIT Roorkee)
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Scientist awardCentre for Advanced Research and design of Venus International Foundation, Chennai2015
Best Citizens of India Award International Publishing House, New Delhi2016
Third prize on research paper Indian Altair Technology Conference (IATC2015), Bangalore2015
Educational Details
PhdOptimization of low head Small Hydro InstallationsIIT Roorkee2009
M.E.Structural Dynamics University of Roorkee1994
B.E.Civil Engg.University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee)1983
Administrative Background
19982001Warden, Rajendra Bhawan DOSW
20092013Chief Warden, Cautley Bhawan DOSW
20102010Institute Senate Member Indian Institute of Roorkee
20092010Chief Warden, Radha Krishnan Bhawan DOSW
20102012Staff advisor, gardening sectionHobbies Club
20122013Dy Chief AdvisorHobbies Club
20122017Faculty Advisor M.Tech
20122017Faculty Advisor Cognizance
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, Member
  • Indian Water Resource Society, Member
  • Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Fellow
  • International Association for Small Hydro, Member
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Member
  • Solar Energy Society of India, Member
  • Indian Society for Hydraulics, Member
  • International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Small Hydropower DevelopmentIAH-301B.TechAutumn
Project Formulation and ImplementationAHN-544M.Tech-EMRLAutumn
Small Hydropower DevelopmentIAH-301B.TechSpring
Construction Planning and ManagementAHN-534M.Tech -AHESSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Cost Analysis of High Head Small Hydropower ProjectsSachin MishraA2009
Scheduling Wind - Hydro Generation Under Power MarketJaved DhillanA2010
Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly AreasSrinivasa Kishore TA2012
Hydrological Investigations and Analysis for Small Hydro Power Projects Ila DashoraA2011
Development of Mathematical Model for Condition Based Maintenance of Small Hydropower PlantsRavi KumarO2012
Development of water Quality index for Management of riverMs. Mansi TripathiO2013
Optimal Operation of Run of River Small Hydro Power Plant Vineet Kumar SinghO2014
Modeling of Integrated Renewable Energy Based Power System Alpesh Kumar Mangaldas PatelO2015
Small HydropowerManoj SoodO2016
Renewable Energy Harshadkumar D PatelO2017
Small HydropowerVaibhav Mohan DasO2016
Books Authored

a. Standards/ Manuals/Guidelines series for Small Hydropower Development

  1. Small hydropower definitions and glossary of terms, list and scope of different Indian and international standards/guidelines/manuals
  2. Planning of the projects on existing dams, Barrages, Weirs              
  3. Planning of the Projects on Canal falls and Lock Structures.
  4. Planning of the Run-of-River Projects
  5. Project hydrology and installed capacity
  6. Project cost estimation
  7. Economic & Financial Analysis and Tariff Determination
  8. Site Investigations
  9. Layouts of SHP projects
  10. Maintenance of civil works (including hydro-mechanical)

b. Book chapters

  1. Non-conventional Mini Hydro at the Cooling Water Channel of Badarpur Thermal Power Station -  A Case Study, Small Hydro, NPTI Publications, New Delhi, 2005
  2. Small Hydropower: A Premising Source of Electricity Generation, Energy Science and Technology - Vol. 11-Hydrogen and Other Technologies, Stadium Press LLC, Houston, USA, 2015.
  3. Sachin Mishra, SK Singal and DK Khatod, “Cost Optimization of High Head Run of River Small Hydropower Projects”, Book Chapter No. 7, Application of Geographical Information Systems and Soft Computation Techniques in Water and Waste Water Based Renewable Energy Problems, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 1st Edition, XIX, pp. 141-166, 2018.
  4. J. Dhillon, A. Kumar and SK Singal, “An Approach for Wind-Pumped Storage Plant Scheduling Under Uncertainty”, Book Chapter No. 8, Application of Geographical Information Systems and Soft Computation Techniques in Water and Waste Water Based Renewable Energy Problems, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 1st Edition, XIX, pp. 167-190, 2018.