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  • Established in 1989, the ASCE India International Section (ASCE-IS) is made up of more than 5,000 members. The India Section is divided into four Regions (East, West, North, and South) which operate under the central body of ASCE-IS with representations from all 4 Regions. 

    CECAR 9

    ASCE is one of the three founding organizations of the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC), together with the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE). ACECC now has 15 organizational members with JSCE providing the permanent secretariat to the Council.

    ACECC organizes the Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR) , which is held every three years in one of the 15 countries participating in ACECC. CECAR 9 will be held in Goa, India on September 21-23, 2022.

    2020 ASCE Presidential Trip to India

    ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith and President Guna Gunalan Visit the New Mumbai Metroline Station Site

    2020 Mumbai Visit - Tom and Guna with Group of Engineers

    President Guna Gunalan, Tom Smith and Elias Sayah, Region 10 Director, and Ravindra Ringshia, with others attending the site visit to the Mumbai Metro construction site. The Mumbai Metro system is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) serving Maharashtra’s capital.

    Mumbai Metroline ConstructionPhoto of new Mumbai metroline station site, including temporary steel truss structure to support water main lines during construction.

    ASCE India Conference 2020

    March 2–4, 2020 | Novatel Hotel | Kolkata, India

    The ASCE India Section in partnership with the Institution of Engineers (India) hosted the Second ASCE India Conference with the theme "Challenges of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies."

    2020 ASCE India Conference - Guna at Podium

    ASCE President Gunalan delivers the keynote address at the 2nd ASCE India Conference. Behind him are Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim, US Consulate General Patti Hoffman, AECOM Sr VP Dr. GVR Raju, and ASCE India Section President Sandip Kumar Deb; March 2, 2020

    2020 ASCE India Conference - Hakim at Podium

    Mayor of Kolkata, Firhad Hakim, addressing over 500 attendees at the 2nd ASCE India Conference; March 2, 2020

    Themes discussed:

    • Smart infrastructure Planning: Energy efficient planning for infrastructure development, ICT for enhancing sustainability and resilience, and Safe and Congestion free Smart Transport systems.
    • Sustainable Management of Water & Environment Systems: Approaches to Sustainable Water Resources Management, Measures for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
    • Innovative Materials And Structural Design: Innovative Construction Materials and Technologies, Structure and Soil Dynamics, Ground Improvement Techniques

    The conference featured innovative plenary sessions, memorial lectures, industry presentations and oral/poster presentations from distinguished scientists, engineers, and young research scientists from across the globe.

    Section Officers 

    Position term: April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2023

    ASCE India Section

    • President: Rajayogan Palanichamy, P.E., CP, F.ASCE
    • Secretary: Soundara Balu Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    • Treasurer: S. Pradeep, M.ASCE

    India Section, Eastern Region

    • President: Sudip Kumar Roy, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    • Secretary: Srirup Mitra, M.ASCE
    • Treasurer: Abhipriya Halder, M.ASCE

    India Section, Northern Region

    • President: Har Amrit Singh Sandhu, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    • Secretary: Sanjeev Kumar Naval, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    • Treasurer: Anand Kumar Singh, Aff.M.ASCE 

    India Section, Southern Region

    • President: Narsimha Chary Poloju, Sr, C.Eng, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE
    • Secretary: Bharathi Ganesh, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE
    • Treasurer: K. Vidhya, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

    India Section, Western Region

    • President: Ravindra Jayantiprasad Ringshia, M.ASCE
    • Secretary: Rajiv Gupta, Ph.D., M.ASCE
    • Treasurer: Hiten Mahimtura, P.E., M.ASCE


    Contact the ASCE India International Section.