Katta Venkataramana



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Professional Experience: 

Total: 37 Years

At NITK: 16 Years

Contact Details


ven [at] nitk.ac.in, ven.nitk [at] gmail.com, katta [at] nitk.edu.in




+ 91 9448475875

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Dr.Eng. (Kyoto University, Japan) , 1989
  • M.E. (Kagoshima University, Japan), 1986 
  • B.E. (University of Mysore), 1981
Areas of Interest
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering
  • Offshore Structures
  • Disaster Risk Mitigation
Significant Projects
  • Earthquake response characteristics of masonry infill panels  (sponsored by BRNS) 
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Completed - 16
  • On going - 3
Significant Publications
  • Bhavana Patel S S, Babu Narayan K S and Venkataramana K, (2016): “Strategy for refinement of nodal densities and integration cells in EFG technique”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol.59, No.5, pp.901-920.
  • Shetty A, Venkataramana K and Babu Narayan K S (2015): “Studies on load deflection behavior of corroded RC beams”, ICI Journal, July-Sept 2015, pp.9-17.
  • Shetty A, Venkataramana K and Babu Narayan K S (2014): “Flexural bond strength behavior in OPC concrete of NBS beam for various corrosion levels”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol.49, No.1, pp.81-93. 
  • Unnikrishnan S, Narasimhan M C and Venkataramana K (2013): “Effect of containment reinforcement on the seismic response of box type laterite masonry structures – an analytical evaluation”, Earthquakes and Structures, Vol.5, No.1, July 2013, pp,67-81.
  • Venkataramana, K, and Peethala, S.S. (2007): ”Comprehensive revision of Building Byelaws – A case of Mangalore City”, Asian Disaster Management News – Special Issue on Emerging Risks and Approaches for Reducing Vulnerability of the Urban Built Environment, May-August 2007, pp.22-24. 
  • Venkataramana K. and Kawano K. (1996): “Parametric uncertainties for dynamic response evaluation of offshore structures”, Journal of Computational Mechanics, Vol.18, No.6, pp.454-463 
  • Kawano K., Yamada Y. and Venkataramana K. (1988): “Dynamic response analysis of soil-offshore structure systems”, Computers and Structures, Vol.30, No.3, pp.581-586
  • Was conferred Eminent Engineers’ Award for achieving excellence in professional field and service to the Civil Engineering Fraternity, from the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India), Mangalore Centre, on the occasion of Engineers’ day 2013, held on September 15, 2013.

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Prof. B R Jayalekshmi,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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