Saranya P


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Professional Experience: 

Total Experience: 3 years

Contact Details


Academic Background

Academic Background: 

• Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Madras), 2019
• M.Tech. (National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli), 2013
• B.E. (Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai), 2011

Areas of Interest

Air quality Monitoring / Modelling, Health risk Assessment of air pollutants, Indoor Air quality, Water treatment- Physico-chemical processes.

Significant Publications

International Journals:
1. K. Deekshitha, Thanushree A. Hegde, Saranya P and Arun Kumar Bhat (2023). Environmental pollutant hydrogen sulphide and its detection – A brief review. Materials today, Elsevier Publications, ISSN 2214-7853,
2. Packiam Saranya, S. T. Ramesh and R. Gandhimathi (2022) Coagulation performance evaluation of alginate as natural coagulant for the treatment of water. Water Practice and technology, 17 (1): 395–404.
3. Mohan, S., and Packiam Saranya, (2019) A novel ensemble approach for predicting summer time ground level ozone concentration. Journal of Air and Waste Management, 69(2): 220-233.
4. Mohan, S., and Packiam Saranya (2019) Assessment of tropospheric ozone in an industrial area of Chennai megacity. Journal of Air and Waste Management, 69(9): 1079-1095.
5. Saranya, P., S. T. Ramesh and R. Gandhimathi (2014) Effectiveness of natural coagulants from non-plant-based sources for water and wastewater treatment - a review. Desalination and Water treatment, 52(31-33), 6030-6039.

Book Chapters:
1. Deekshitha K, Thanushree A Hegde, Saranya P, Thangamani R (2023) Performance analysis of resistive based environmental sensors for air pollution monitoring - A review. International Conference on Civil Engineering Trends and Challenges for Sustainability (CTCS 2021), Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Volume 25, 951-966.

2. Annapurna Basayya Balulmath, Sridhar G and Saranya P (2023). A Critical Review on potential use of Waste Foundry Sand in Geotechnical and Pavement Applications. In: Babu T. Jose, Dipak Kumar Sahoo, Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Dr. A. Murali Krishna, Jimmy Thomas, V Veena (eds). Geotechnics: Learning, Evaluation, Analysis and Practice (GEOLEAP). Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 2023, vol 4. Springer, Singapore.

Conference Presentations
1. Saranya, P and Deekshitha, K (2022). Assessment and Modeling of PM2.5 in an academic zone. International Conference on Emerging technologies in Engineering and Science, NMAMIT. NITTE (DU).

2. Saranya, P and S. Mohan (2016). Seasonal and diurnal variation of air pollutants in an industrial area. National conference on Energy and Environment, organized by CODISSIA and IIT Madras, (16-17th September, 2016).

3. Mohan, S., and P. Saranya, (2016) Modeling of ground level ozone in an industrial area using data mining techniques. International conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST-2016), Houston, Texas, USA, (6-10th June, 2016).

4. P. Saranya, S.T. Ramesh and Mohan, S., (2016) Performance Evaluation of Algal alginate as a coagulant and water softener. International conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST-2016), Houston, Texas, USA, (6-10th June, 2016).

5. Saranya, P and S.T. Ramesh (2013). Treatment of turbid water using algal alginate. National Conference on the recent trends in Civil Engineering, organized by Bharathidasan University.


Scholastic Achievements:
• Received Shree Gaayathree Devi Award for scoring highest CGPA (10/10) among women scholars in all the courses registered as a research scholar at IIT Madras during the convocation held in September 2019.
• MHRD, Government of India Research Scholarship for pursuing Ph.D. at IIT Madras (2014-2019).
• Awarded Gold medal for securing first position in MTech Environmental Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
• Received Best Outstanding Student Award in MTech Environmental Engineering for the year 2012-13 by the Alumni Association of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
• Awarded Academic Proficiency Prize for securing first rank in I & II semesters during 2011-12 at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
• MHRD, Government of India Scholarship for pursuing M. Tech at NIT Trichy (2011-2013).
• Won Silver medal for securing first position in 1st – 6th Semesters in B.E. Civil Engineering at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
• Awarded Gold medal for Scoring centum in Mathematics in both SSLC and HSC Board Examinations. (2005 & 2007).
• Awarded Proficiency prize for securing State third in Tamil (96/100) in SSLC Board Examinations. (2005)


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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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