Rajasekaran C


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 12 Years
At NITK: 5.5 Years

Contact Details


bcrajasekaran [at] nitk.ac.in
bcrajasekaran [at] nitk.edu.in
bcrajasekaran [at] gmail.com


+91-824-2474000 Extn:3357


+91 9449377540

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D (IIT Madras), 2012 
  • M.Tech ( Pondicherry University), 2005 
  • B.Tech (Pondicherry University), 2003
Areas of Interest
  • Sustainable Concrete Materials
  • Concrete Technology
  • Geopolymer Concrete
  • Safety in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Quality Management
  • Coastal Hydrodynamics
  • Optimization in Civil Engineering
Supervision of Ph.D

Completed (1)

On-going (4)

Significant Publications

1.    Saha, S and Rajasekaran, C(2019) “Investigation on the Potential Use of Recycled Fine Aggregate to Produce Geopolymer Mortar Mix,” ASTM - Advances in Civil Engineering Materials , 8, no. 1 (2019): 1–17, https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20180084 (In Press)

2.    Saha, S, N. Shaik, and Rajasekaran, C.(2019), “Volume Change Characteristics of Eco-Friendly Mortar Mixes Produced with Geopolymeric Binder and Recycled Fine Aggregate,” ASTM - Journal of Testing and Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180316 (In Press)

3.    Subash C Yaragal, Basavana Gowda, S N and Rajasekaran, C. (2019) “Characterization and performance of processed lateritic fine aggregates in cement mortars and concretes “, Construction Building and Materials. 200, 10-25.

4.    Suman Saha, Rajasekaran C. and Vinay, K. (2018) “Use of concrete wastes as the partial replacement of natural fine aggregates in the production of concrete.” Lecture notes in Civil Engineering (Springer),9, 407-416. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-8016-6_32.

5.    Suman Sahaand Rajasekaran (2019) An Experimental Investigation to Determine the Properties of Fly Ash Based Geopolymers as per Indian Standards. In: Rao A., Ramanjaneyulu K. (eds) Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 11. Springer, Singapore. 657-668. doi:10.1007/978-981-13-0362-3.

6.    Thanu, H.P. and Rajasekaran, C. (2018)Critical study on performance of building assessment tools with respect to Indian context, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 431 082011 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/431/8/082011)

7.    Saha, Sand Rajasekaran C. (2018) “Effects of alkaline solution on the properties of slag based geopolymer.” Applied Mechanics and Materials. 877, 193-199. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.877.193

8.    Swapnil, T., Arpitha, D., Suman Sahaand Rajasekaran C. (2018) “Suitability of quarry dust as a partial replacement of fine aggregate in self-compacting concrete.” Applied Mechanics and Materials. 877, 248-253. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.877.248

9.    Sarfaraz Ahmed Kagadgar, Suman Sahaand Rajasekaran C. (2017) “Mechanical and durability properties of fly ash based concrete exposed to marine environment.” SSP - Journal of Civil Engineering. 12 (1), 7-18. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/sspjce-2017-0001).

10.  Suman Sahaand Rajasekaran, C. (2017) “Enhancement of the properties of fly ash based geopolymer paste by incorporating ground granulated blast furnace slag.” Construction & Building Materials, 146, 615- 620. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.04.139).

11.  Vishnu S Pillai and Rajasekaran, C. (2016). Role of Time Buffer in Project Monitoring and Forecasting of Steel Structures – A New Approach to Structural Planning, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 9(3), 40-45. (http://icee.cafetinnova.org/sites/default/files/%23SPL02090307.pdf)

12.  Suman Saha and Rajasekaran, C. (2016). Experimental Studies on Strength Characteristics of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced with Portland Pozzolona Cement, Advances in Concrete Construction. 4(1), 27-35. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/acc.2016.4.1.027.


·         Best paper Award - International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Building Materials, June 2018, Mangaluru.

·         ACCE-NIRMANA NIRVAHANE PURASKARA 2017, for the best M.Tech Thesis by B Kaushikunder my supervision.

·         Best Paper – Runner up - The PMI India Research and Academic Conference, IIT Delhi 2017.

·         Golden Paper Award (Best of Best paper) in 3i Conference 2016, Pondicherry University.

·         ACCE-NIRMANA NIRVAHANE PURASKARA 2015, for the best M.Tech Thesis by Suman Sahaunder my supervision.

·         Qualified in GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST IN ENGINEERING (GATE) - 2004 and having a score of 95.41 percentile and AIR 401.

·         Khirode Bose Award-2003 forBest Outgoing Student of Pondicherry Engineering College.

·         Government of Pondicherry Awardfor University Rank holder -2003.

·         Mrs.Lakshmi Kuppuswamy Memorial Award for good academic record 2001 – 2003.

·         First Rank Holderin the Civil Engg. Department, PEC for the years 2001- 2003.


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Karnataka, India.

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