Rajasekaran C


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 11.5 Years
At NITK: 8.5 Years

Contact Details


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 (4)

On-going (5)

Significant Publications

Journals (SCI & Scopus Indexed):

1.    Thanu, H.P. and Rajasekaran, C.(2022) " Assessing the life cycle performance of green building projects: A Building Performance Score (BPS) model approach", Architectural Engineering and Design Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2022.2068495.

2.    Arpitha D. and Rajasekaran, C. (2021) Study on Durability Properties of Sustainable Alternatives for Natural Fine Aggregate. J. Inst. Eng. India Ser. A 102, 1105–1112 (2021).

3.    Resmy V.R. and Rajasekaran, C. (2021) Stiffness maximization of concrete structures using topology optimization in static and dynamic problems. Journal of Structural Engineering (Madras), Vol. 48 (1), 51-60.

4.    Saha, S. and Rajasekaran, C.  (2020) "Strength and Shrinkage Properties of Heat-Cured Fly Ash–Based Geopolymer Mortars Containing Fine Recycled Concrete Aggregate", Journal of Testing and Evaluation, https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180799. (Advance online publication)

5.    Saha, S., Rajasekaran, C.,& Gupta, P. (2020). “Performance of eco-friendly mortar mixes against aggressive environments. Advances in Concrete Construction”, 10 (3), 237–245. https://doi.org/10.12989/ACC.2020.10.3.237

6.    Thanu, H.P., Rajasekaran, C.and Deepak, M.D. (2020) "Developing a building performance score model for assessing the sustainability of buildings", Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 143-161. https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-03-2020-0031.

7.    Saha, S., Shaik, N., and Rajasekaran, C. (2020). Volume Change Characteristics of Eco-Friendly Mortar Mixes Produced with Geopolymeric Binder and Recycled Fine Aggregate. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 48 (1), 692-710. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180316.

8.    Saha, S and Rajasekaran, C(2019) “Investigation on the Potential Use of Recycled Fine Aggregate to Produce Geopolymer Mortar Mix,” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 8 (1): 1–17, https://doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20180084

9.    Yaragal, S.C., 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. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.12.072)

10.  Saha, S.and 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).


Journals (Peer Reviewed & Non-Indexed):

1.    Likitha, K.N., Kundhena Srinivas, Gurudev S C, Nischith G D, and Rajasekaran C (2023), Impact of pandemic crisis of COVID-19 on construction industry in India. Vol. 12 No. 1: Ahead of Print 3. Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research, https://doi.org/10.7770/safer-V12N1-art2784

2.    Rajeshwari R, Sukomal Mandal and Rajasekaran C.(2020) “Compressive Strength Prediction of HVFA Control Concrete Using ANN and PSO-ANN Models”, International Journal of Ecology and Development, 35 (1), 59 -74.

3.    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

4.    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

5.    Swathi, S., Katta Venkataramana and Rajasekaran, C. (2018). "Evaluation of Performance Point of Structure Using Capacity Spectrum Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, 877, 299-304. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.877.299

6.    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).

7.    Vishnu S Pillai, Rajasekaran, C. and Vatsa, P.K. (2016). Monitoring and Forecasting in Construction Projects Using Time Buffers, Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology and Management, 6(2), 9-16. (http://stmjournals.com/index.php?journal=JoCETM&page=article&op=view&pat...)

8.    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)

9.    Saha, S. and Rajasekaran, C. (2016). Strength Characteristics of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced with Portland Slag Cement, Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology and Management,6(1).70-77. (http://stmjournals.com/index.php?journal=JoCETM&page=article&op=view&pat...)

10.  Beena Mary John, Kiran G. Shirlal,Subba Rao and Rajasekaran C. (2016)Effect of Artificial Seagrass on Wave Attenuation and Wave Run up, International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems. 7 (1). 14-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/1759313115623163


Book Chapters & Conference Proceedings (Scopus Indexed)

1.     Pramodkumar Kappadi, Arpitha D., and Rajasekaran C., (2023) Study on Processed Granulated Blast Furnace Slag as a Replacement for Fine Aggregates for the Greener Global Construction. Recent Advances in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 256. Springer, Singapore. https: //10.1007/978-981-19-1862-9.

2.     Sudarshan V.J., Arpitha D., Thilak Kumar Y.T., Rajasekaran C., Puttaswamy N. (2021) Investigations on Flow Characteristics of Mortars Using Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregates with Processed Granulated Blast Furnace Slag. In: Singh R.M., Sudheer K.P., Kurian B. (eds) Advances in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 83. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5644-9_36

3.     Thilak Kumar Y.T., Arpitha D., Sudarshan V.J., Rajasekaran C., Puttaswamy N. (2021) Constructive Scope on Implementation of Copper Slag as Replacement for Natural Fine Aggregate—An Overview. In: Narasimhan M.C., George V., Udayakumar G., Kumar A. (eds) Trends in Civil Engineering and Challenges for Sustainability. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 99. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6828-2_20

4.     Arpitha D., Rajasekaran C. (2021) Influence of Copper Slag Properties on Behaviour of Cement Mortars and Concrete. In: Pathak K.K., Bandara J.M.S.J., Agrawal R. (eds) Recent Trends in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 77. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5195-6_51

5.     Resmy V.R., Rajasekaran C. (2020) Topology Optimization of Concrete Dapped Beams Under Multiple Constraints. In: Dutta D., Mahanty B. (eds) Numerical Optimization in Engineering and Sciences. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 979. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3215-3_5

6.     Saha S., Rajasekaran C. (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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0362-3_53

7.     Basavana Gowda S.N., Rajasekaran C., Yaragal S.C. (2019) Strength Characteristics of Laterized Mortars Using Processed Laterite. In: Das B., Neithalath N. (eds) Sustainable Construction and Building Materials. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 25. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3317-0_5

8.     Saha S., Rajasekaran C., Vinay K. (2019) Use of Concrete Wastes as the Partial Replacement of Natural Fine Aggregates in the Production of Concrete. In: Pradhan B. (eds) GCEC 2017. GCEC 2017. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 9. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8016-6_32

9.     Basavana Gowda S N, Rajasekaran, C. and Subash C Yaragal (2018) Significance of processing laterite on strength characteristics of laterized concrete, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 431 082003 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/431/8/082003)

10.  Yajnheswaran B. , Akshay P.R. , Rajasekaran C. & Subba Rao (2015). Effect of Stiffness on Performance of Diaphragm Wall,  Procedia Engineering, 116, 343-349. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.305).doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.305


·         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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Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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