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Dr. Medha Jha
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Hydro-geomorphology, Hydro-geology, Engineering geology,Remote sensing and GIS in Geosciences

Associate Professor
Engineering Geosciences Division
Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi- 221005, U.P., INDIA
Email: mjha.civ@iitbhu.ac.in
AREAS OF RESEARCH                                       
Hydro-geomorphology, Badlands, Wetlands, Groundwater hydrology, Remote Sensing and GIS
Total Research Publications = 30 (Journals + Conferences Proceedings)
 Ph.D Students -Total: 03  


Organization Designation From To
IT (BHU) Lecturer 05.10.2004 to 31.12.2005
IT (BHU) Assistant Professor 01.01.2006 to16.11.2015
IIT(BHU) Associate Professor 17.11.2015 till date
Sl. No. Course Title Level (UG/PG)
1 CE-202 Engineering Geology B.Tech
2 CE-202 Engineering Geology (Lab) B.Tech
3 CE-2401 Surveying Lab B.Tech
4 CE-5207 Groundwater Hydrology M.Tech
5 CE -5161 Engineering Geosciences M.Tech and PhD
6 CE-5163 Engineering Geology M.Tech and PhD
7 CE-5261 Hydro- Geomorphology M.Tech and PhD
8 CE-5105 Remote Sensing and GIS applications M.Tech and PhD
9 CE-5263 Environmental Geology M.Tech and PhD
10 Laboratory M.Tech


·          Life member of Indian Association of Hydrologists

·          Life member of Quarterly Journal of the Geological Association

·          Life member of Geological Society of India.

Sl. No Designation From To
Administrative Warden of Gandhi Smriti Mahila Chhatravas 1st July 2008 Sept.2017
2 Warden of Gandhi Smriti Mahila Chhatravas from 1st June 2007 30 June 2008.
3 Vice Chairman Dance, of Cultural wing of IT Gymkhana July 2007 May 2008.
4 Member of Women Grievance Cell, IIT (BHU) 2013 Till date
5 Member of Complaint Committee, IIT (BHU) 2014 2017
6 Member of Students Grievance Cell, IIT (BHU).
2016 Till date
7 Member of the Vigilance Committee of the IIT Girls Hostel 2016 Till date
8 Member of the Institute Purchase Cell 2017 Till date
9 Member of the IT Cafeteria Committee 2010 2012
10 Member of  Senate of IIT (BHU) as Seniormost warden 2012 2013
11 Member of the Anti-Ragging Squad at the Institute level as administrative warden of the Girls Hostel.
2007 2013
12 Chairperson of the User committee of Gandhi Smriti Mahila Chhatravas 2014 2017
13 Member of the User committee of the  new IIT Girls’ under construction 2014 Till date
14 Member of various committees for the organisation of various departmental and Institute functions such as Orientation programme, Annual day of the Institute, Convocation, Civil Engineering Society etc.
15 Professor in - charge of Engineering Geology Laboratory from October 2004 October 2009.
16 Professor in - charge of Engineering Geology Laboratory
from 2016 till date.
17 In-charge of New Drawing Hall and the Seminar room of the department From 2015 till date.
18 Secretary of the Departmental Council, Department of Civil Engineering from April 2008 2012.
19 Convener of the Faculty Meetings in the Department from August 2012 2014
20 Member of the attendance monitoring committee for B.Tech  and M.Tech Students, Department of Civil Engineering  from July 2005 to May 2008. 2005 2011
21 Co-ordinator of Seminar and Group Discussion of B.Tech Part IV and IDD Students July 2006 2016
22 Secretary of the Departmental Purchase Committee 2015 2016
23 Student Counsellor at the Department level 2012 2016
24 Member of the Departmental Under Graduate
Post Graduate Committees for the session 2012-2013.
Till date

·          Organizing Secretary ofthe  National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil engineering (RACE-2011), held on Oct 14- 16, 2011. 
·          Member of Local Organizing Committee of National Conference on : Ground water: issues and option” held on February 2011
·          Organised Short term Course on Remote Sensing and GIS in the March, 2012 for the academicians and research scholars.
·          Editor of the proceedings of the National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil engineering (RACE-2011) ISBN No: 978-81-92112107, held on Oct 14- 16, 2011.
·          Editor of Proceedings of National Conference On Open Source GIS: Opportunities and Challenges (OSGIS-2015) October 9- !0,               2015.
·          Organizing Secretary and Treasurer of National Conference On Open Source GIS: Opportunities and Challenges (OSGIS-2015) October 9- 10, 2015.
·          Delivered talk (two times) in Orientation Programme for the Academic Staff College of the Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur.

·          Attended “SERC School on “Natural Disaster Management” held from December 16 to 27, 2005 at IIT Delhi.

·          Training course on “Application of Remote sensing and GIS in Geosciences” held from May 7,  2007 to   29 June 2007.

·          Attended one day workshop on “  Edusat based distance learning for RS, GIS  and  GPS’  held on June 1 st   , 2007 organized by IIRS, Dehradun.

·          Attended 47th Orientation Course held at UGC Academic Staff College, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, from December 6, 2007 to January 2, 2008.

·          Attended 2 nd Refresher course in Geography and Earth Sciences held during January 28 - February 17, 2010 at UGC Academic Staff college Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

·          Faculty Improvement Programme held during 14-15 February 2011 UGC Academic Staff College BHU in collaboration with SMST.

·          Participated in Workshop on “Recent Developments in Design and Construction Techniques of Brick Masonary Buildings” and delivered expert lecture on “Earthquake Scenario of India and its relation to Various Rock Types” held during 3-4 March, 2012 in the Department of Civil Engineering, IT BHU, and Varanasi.