M.K. Singhal - Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
M.K. Singhal
M.K.Singhal Associate professor m.singhal@hre.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285165
Areas of Interest
  • Planning, Design & Analysis of Civil Works of SHP, Planning, Design & Analysis of Civil Works of SHP, Related Software Development, Related Software Development
Professional Background
2018-12-22OngoingAssociate ProfessorHRED
2001-09-2117 years 3 months Senior Scientific OfficerAHEC
1984-10-1916 years 11 months 1 dayScientist A/BAHEC
Educational Details
B.E.Civil Engg.University of Roorkee.1983
M.E.Civil Engg.University of Roorkee.1990
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Member
  • Indian Geo-Technical Society, Member
  • Indian Concrete Institute, Member
  • Indian Society of Earthquake Technology , Member
  • Indian Society of Technical Education, Member
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Cost - Effective Design for Micro Hydropower SchemesShri Shirish Gupta
Optimum Design of Small Hydro Power Stations for Hilly Areas with Particular Reference to Manipur StShri N.Dwijen Singh
Governing and Control Of Hydropower Plant Using Neural NetworkShri Abhinai Madeshia
Optimum Selection of Hydro Mechanical Equipment for SHP StationsShri Manoj Kumar Jaiswal
Optimisation of SHP Schemes in UttaranchalShri Charlie Fulzele
Techno-Economic Study for Micro Hydro Turbine Governing SystemsShri Vivek Agarwal
Evaluation of Different Velocity Measurement Methods of Turbine TestingShri Naveen Kumar Gupta
The Effect on Water of Tunia River due to Pollution of the Industrialization and UrbanizationShri Dhwajendra Nath Das
Computer aided Planning of Canal Based SHP ProjectsShri Pankaj Rawat
Renewable Energy Development of Andhra Pradesh using GIS softwareShri D. Ravindra Naik
Designing of hydro turbine using CFDShri Gaurav Tayal
Study of Impact of Domestic Sewage and Industrial Effluent on Water Quality of River BharaluShri Rajesh Baruah
Techno Economic Evaluation of Various Wastewater Treatment PlantsShri Sanjeev Kumar
Transient Simulation of a Hydropower PlantShri Shiv Shankar Lal
Performance Evaluation of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems in North IndiaShri Amrish Kumar Singh
Techno Economic Analysis of Decentralized STPS (Dewats) for Peripheral area in ChennaiShri K. Balasubramanian
GIS Based Distribution System PlanningMs. Priyanka Dixit
GIS Based Master Plan of Small Hydro Power for Maharshtra StateShri Bhale Ganesh Shankarrao
ANN based Governing and Controlling of SHPShri Challa Mohana Krishna
Sensitivity of Different Clearances in SHP DevelopmentShri .P. Ramaswamy
Development of Simulator for High Head SHP PlantShri Nikil Kumar
GIS Based Reconfiguration of Distribution SystemMs. Venkata Ramasita Balusu
Conservation of Kanke LakeShri Arsashd Ali
Development of Distribution System for Village ElectrificationShri Ravindhar Banothu
Simulation of Small Hydro Power Plants Shri Lakshman Kumar
Optimal Planning of Distributed Generation SystemsMs. S. N. V. Rama Anusha Mandavilli
Impact of Renewable Energy In Desert District of RajasthanMs. Ila Dashora
Conservation Plant For Hasdeo RiverShri Saurabh Soni
Simulation of Mini Hydro Power PlantsShri Arun S
Steady State Analysis of Electronic Load Controller for 3-Phase AlternatorShri Dibyendu Das
Improved Design of Earthing SystemShri Mehta Arjunsingh Ashok
CFD Based Performance Analysis of Modified Pump Used as TurbineShri Anuj Kumar
CFD Based Performance Analysis of Kaplan Turbine for Micro Hydro RangShri Alok Mishra
Optimized Planning for Dev Elopement of Small Hydro Power Projects in High Altitude AreaShri Lengminal Singson
Performance Evaluation of Bhoj Wetland Conservation PlanShri Ompraksh
Conservation Plan for Hindon RiverShri Ashish Ranjan
Hydropower Development in LAOSDr. Arun Kumar
Flow Analysis of Penstock Using CFDShri Sudhanshu Kumar
Investigation of Heat Transfer Augmentation by Using ARC Shaped RIBS with Gap in Solar Air Heater DuMs. Uttara Shakya
Bio Indexing of Gomti River in Lucknow Region using Fish AssemblageShri Anil Sharma
Conservation Plan of Hindon River in between Muzaffarnagar and GhaziabadShri Samarth Sharma
Computer AIDES optimized selection and design of sewage treatment plant for a communityShri Pankaj Kumar Dahayat
Conservation Plan of Hindon River is between Ghaziabad and DelhiShri Prabhakar Shukla
Solid Waste Management of Jaipur City Shri Abhishek Jain
Impact of Polluted River Kali (East) on Groundwater of MeerutMs. Shilpa Yadav
Water Supply System Optimization for Khartoum StateShri Mohamed Atia Yousif
Assimilative Capacity of Najafgarh Drain New DelhiMs. Kritika Kaushik
Optimized Planning of Sewage Treatment Plants for DelhiMs. Ruby Raju
Effect of Industrial Pollution on Groundwater and Related Health Issues in Bhagwanpur, Dist HaridwarShri Aseem Pal Singh
Optimized Planning of Smart Grid System for IIT Roorkee CampusShri Rajesh Kumar
Performance Evaluation of Fuel Cell Based Distributed Generation SystemShri Prashnajit Behera
Optimization of Biomass Briquetting System Used for Power GenerationShri Dani Nikhil Sadashiv
Performance Evaluation of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion SystemShri Anoop Kumar Kushwaha
Performance Evaluation of Livelihood Activities in Bagheswar district, UttarakhandShri Prashant Bhardwaj
Impact Analysis of Government Policies for SHP Development in IndiaShri Mayank Kumar
Impact Analysis of Working Fluid on the Performance of Geothermal Power PlantShri Sanjay Lakra
Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Systems of STPsShri Utkarsh Srivastava
CFD Based Performance Analysis of Coating on Francis Runner Eroded Due to CavitationShri Amandeep Metha
CFD based Performance Analysis of Reaction TurbineShri Siladitya Beg
Optimized Selection of Urban landfill Sites for Tarkwa Municipality in Ghana Using Remote Sensing anShri Saifudeen S. Iliasu
Efficient Use of Mechanical Equipments Used in STPsShri Shubham Jain
Optimized planning for Hydro Projects Using Remote Sensing and GIS TechniqueShri Ajeet Singh
Numerical Analysis Based Performance Evaluation of Pump gas TurbineShri Satish Chand
Investigation of Cavitation in Hydro TurbinesShri Yatish Kaushal
An Efficient Methodology for wind Potential Assessment for Andhra PradeshShri P. Sunil Babu
Performance Investigation of a Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic Thermal Collector Having Turbulators in theShri Joshi Ram
Experimental Study of Silt Erosion in Hydro TurbineShri Abhishek Rajput
GIS Integrated Hydropower AssessmentMs. Meenakshi Verma
Demand Side Management in Smart Grid for Energy SavingShri Ravi Kumar
Design for Solar Photovoltaic System for Remote Communication LinesShri Prabhat Kumar Jha
Mitigation of Power quality Issues in Solar Photovoltaic SystemMs. Yerra Bindu
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Study of Hydro-Abrasive Erosion in Hydro Turbine Under Different Operating ConditionsShri Saurabh SangalO2016-07-08
Investigation on Optimal Design of Diversion Weir for Small Hydro-power ProjectsShri Vaibhav Mohan DasO2016-12-26
Development of Methodology for Estimation of Wind Energy PotentialShri Penugonda Sunil BabuO2017-07-07
Biodiesel Production and UtilizationShri Sandeep KumarO2017-12-28
Environment ConservationShri Mohammed FaizanO2018-01
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Sangal Saurabh, Saini R.P. and, Singhal, M. K., “Hydro-Abrasive Erosion in Hydro Turbines: a Review”, International Journal of Green Energy ISSN: 1543-5075 (Print) 1543-5083 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ljge20, 212 Feb. 2018.
  2. Singhal M.K. and Arun Kumar, (2016) “A New Approach for Design of Desilting Tanks for Hydro Power Projects”, International Journal of Advanced Renewable Energy Researches (IJARER).Vol. 2, Issue. 9, pp. 13-29, 2016.
  3. Singhal M.K. and Arun Kumar, (2015) “Optimum Design of Penstock for Hydro Projects”, International Journal for Energy and Power Engineering (2015) Volume 4, Issue 4 , August 2015, Pages:216-226: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20150404.14
  4. Behera Prashnajit and Singhal M.K., “Modeling and control of a grid connected PAFC Ultracapacitor hybrid system”  International Journal of emerging technology and advanced Engineering (ISSN 2250-2459, ISO 9001:2008 certified journal, Volume 5, Issue 5th May , 2015
  5. Jain Abhishek and Singhal M.K., “An Analysis of Treatment Options for Solid Waste by Characterization and Composition Study-A Case of Jaipur City” International Journal of Emerging Trends in Science and Technology,  IJETST-VOLUME//01//ISSUE//03// PAGES 374-373//MAY //ISSN 2348-9480 May 2014
  6. Uttara Shakya, R.P. Saini and M.K. Singhal “A Review  on Artificial roughness Geometry for Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Friction Characteristic on  Roughened Duct of Solar Air Heater” International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, June 06, 2013.
  7. H. Gwyn Rees, Karen M. Croker, Mukesh K. Singhal, Arun K. Saraf, Arun Kumar, Maxine D. Zaidman and Alan Gustard. (2003) “Flow Regime Estimation for Small-Scale Hydropower Development in Himachal Pradesh” Journal of Applied Hydrology Vol. XV, No. 2&3, PP 77-90.
  8. N. Dwizen Singh, Satyendra  Mittal, M.K. Singhal  (1999) “ Standardisation of Dicken’s Coefficient for Estimation of Flood Discharge for catchments of Manipur State of India” Journal of Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 19(5), No. 2, April, 1999.
  9. S.K. Mittal and M.K. Singhal (1995), "Use of Personal Computers in Mini Hydro Electric Project", Bhagirathi Journal of Central Water Commission, PP 19-23, Jan. – March 1995.
  1. Gopal Chauhan, Arun Kumar, M.K. Singhal and P.K. Jain (1986), "Design & Construction of Gates for Small Scale Hydropower", published in proceeding of 3rd International Symposium on Wave, Tidal OTEC & Small Scale Hydro Energy, PP 1ou07-114, during May 14-16, 1986 at Brighton, England.
  2. D. Das, Arun Kumar, N.K. Saxena and M.K. Singhal (1987), "Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Penstock for Small Hydro Projects", Seminar on Potential and Development of Small/Micro Hydel Energy Systems in the Himalayan Regions, Roorkee.
  3. N.K. Saxena & M.K. Singhal (1988), "Design of Turbo Generator Foundations", published in the proceeding of Indian Geotechnical Conference (IGC –88) organized at Allahabad during Dec. 1988.
  4. M.K. Singhal and N.K. Saxena (1988), "Small Hydro Energy Schemes", Construction Technology in Twenty First Century: Research Directions, National Conference at Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee.
  5. N.K. Saxena and M.K. Singhal (1988), "Trash Racks for Small Hydro Energy Systems", Fourth National Convention of Chemical Engineers, Roorkee.
  6. S.K. Singhal, M.K. Singhal and N.K. Saxena (1989), "Low Cost Civil Design for Mini & Micro Hydel Projects", National Solar Energy Convention, Udaipur.
  7. M.K. Singhal and N.K. Saxena (1991), "Management of Small Hydro Projects using Personal Computer", published in proceeding of Symposium on Planning Control & Management of Construction Projects Organised by Institution of Engineers at Roorkee during Feb. 1991.
  8. M.K. Singhal, G.C. Nayak, Gopal Chauhan, Nariendra  Puri (1991) “ Computed Aided Design of Fixed Wheel Vertical lift Gate”, National Seminar on Gates and Valves, Delhi.
  9. V.K. Gupta, S. K. Kaushik and M.K. Singhal (1994), "SFRC Application in Bridge Deck Repairs", published in the proceeding of National Seminar on Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Products held at KNIT, Sultanpur during Jan. 28-29, 1994.
  10. M.K. Singhal and Arun Kumar (1998), "Private Sector Participation - An Introspection", National Seminar on Renewable Energy held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  11. Arun Kumar, A.K. Saraf, M.K. Singhal and T.K.  Raghuvanshi (2000) “GIS Based Assessment of Hydropower Potential in Himachal Pradesh” National Seminar on SHP Development in H.P. held at Shimla.
  12. Arun Kumar, M.K. Singhal (1999) “Hydro Power Assessment for Small Ungauged Catchments in Himalayan Region” Published in the proceeding of International Conference on Map India 99 organized by ISRO & CSDMS at New Delhi during Aug. 24-26, 1999.
  13. Singhal M.K., Singh S.N., Kumar Arun (2005), “Development of Stage Third Micro Hydro Power Project (2 x 25 kW) on Karmi Gad in District Bageshwar” presented in workshop on “2 days exchange Program to Gain Experience on Small Hydro Power Development and modified water mill “Organized by Uttaranchal Renewable Development Agency during June 1-2, 2005 at District Bageshwar, Uttaranchal
  14. Singh S.N., Singhal M.K., Kumar Arun (2005), “ Case Study of Siyan Gad Mini Hydro Power Project (2 x 100 kW) Development in District “Uttarkashi” presented in workshop on “2 days exchange Program to Gain Experience on Small Hydro Power Development and modified water mill” organized by Uttaranchal Renewable Development Agency during June 1-2, 2005 at District Bageshwar, Uttaranchal
  15. Singhal M.K., Singh S.P., Rawat Pankaj (2005), “Integrated Use of Softwares for Selection of Turbines of Small Hydro Power Projects at Canal Falls, presented in 6th International conference on “Development of Hydropower –A Major Source of Renewable Energy” organized by International Association on Electricity Generation Transmission & Distribution (Afro-Asion Region) during June 7-9, 2005 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
  16. Arun Kumar, M.K. Singhal, Sejal Kunchwar  (2005), “Small Hydro Power Project “Issues, Constraints and Suggested Measures” Presented in the International Workshop on “ Conserving Hill and Mountain Ecology” Organized by United States Educational Foundation in India during Aug.23-25, 2005 at Shimla.
  17. M.K.Singhal and Arun Kumar, (2006) “Cost Benching for Civil Structures of Micro/Mini Hydro Electric Projects Located in Uttaranchal”, Himalayan small hydro Summit, Dehradun, Oct. 12-13, 2006.
  18. D. Ravindra Naik, Arun Kumar, and M.K. Singhal (2006), “Design Strategies of Renewable Energy Development using GIS Software” published in proceeding of National Conference on Energy Alternative for Rural Sector, Page 148-155 organized at IDC Foundation, during April 27-28, 2006 at New Delhi.
  19. Renu Bhargava, M.K. Singhal and Sanjeev Kumar “Optimization of Sewage Treatment Technologies on the Basis of life cycle cost analysis(LCCA)” National Seminar on Conservation and restoration of Lakes (CAROL-2008) (Organized by NIH Roorkee in Collaboration with NEERI, Nagpur) during Oct. 16-17, 2008 at Nagpur (Maharashtra).
  20. Sanjeev Kumar,  Renu Bhargava and  M.K. Singhal “ Techno evaluation of various existing STPs in India –A case study” National Seminar on Conservation and restoration of Lakes (CAROL-2008) (Organized by NIH Roorkee in Collaboration with NEERI, Nagpur) during Oct. 16-17, 2008 at Nagpur (Maharashtra).
  21. Priyanka Dixit ,J.D. Sharma and M.K. Singhal “Optimum Routing of Distribution system Network Using GIS and Remote Sensing Technology”   Submission of Full paper in 15th National Power System Conference “NPSC-2008   during Dec.16-18, 2008, IIT Bombay, Mumbai.
  22. J.D. Sharma, M.K. Singhal and Priyanka Dixit “GIS and GPS based Preliminary Distribution system planning” Submission of Full paper in National Conference on Emerging Trends and Advances in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy’ “NCEEERE during Dec. 12-22, 2008 at Sikkim.
  23. M.K. Singhal and M. Rama Anusha “Optimal planning of Distributed Generation System” Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy (ICARE-2010), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jun 24-26, 2010.
  24. S.N. Singh, M.K. Singhal and Ravindhar Banothu “Village Electrification and Distribution System” Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy (ICARE-2010), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jun 24-26, 2010.
  25. M.K. Singhal and Sarika Arun“ Technical Feasibility by using Ret- Screen Software for Small Hydro Power Project” Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy (ICARE-2010), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jun 24-26, 2010.
  26. D.L. Kumar, M.K. Singhal and D.K. Khatod, “Simulation of small hydro power plant”, International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy (ICARE-2010), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jun 24-26, 2010.
  27. N. Dutt, M.K. Singhal and D.K. Khatod, “Review of simulation analysis in SHP simulator for medium head application” International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy (ICARE-2010), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jun 24-26, 2010.
  28. Mehta, A. A., Singh, S. N., Singhal, M. K., “Earthing System Design for Small Hydropower (SHP) Station – A Review”, 2011 International Conference on Product Development and Renewable Energy Resources (ICPDRE 2011), pp. 163 – 168, Feb 19 – 20, 2011 (Sponsored by IEEE).
  29. Mishra A., Saini R.P. and, Singhal, M. K., “CFD Based performance Analysis of Kaplan Turbine  for Micro hydro Power”,  International Conference on Mechanical and Industrial Engineering  (ICMIE) , 17 June 2012.
  30. Anuj Kumar, Saini R.P. and Singhal M.K., “ CFD analysis for performance of Modified Pump  Used as Turbine” proceeding of National Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ETME-2012), Department of Mechanical & Automobile Engineering, ITM University, Gurgaon, Haryana (India), pp 450, June 01, 2012
  31. Ashish Ranjan and M.K. Singhal “Water quality assessment and conservation strategies for the upper stretch of Hindon river – a tributary of Yamuna, India, Int. J. Water, Vol. X no. Y DOI: 10.1504/IJW.2014.064224
  32. Saurabh Sangal, M.K. Singhal, and Dr. R.P. Saini “ CFD Based  Analysis of Silt Erosion in Kaplan Hydraulic Turbine”,  Proceedings of  the 22th National and 11th International  ISHMT-ASME Head and Mass Transfer conference Dec. 28-31, IIT Kharagpur
  33. Prabhakar Shukla, M.K. Singhal and   Shahid Ul Islam “ Conservation Plan of Hindon River in – between Ghaziabad and  Delhi” The Institution of Engineers, Odisha State Centre, All India Seminar on Recent Advances in Thermal Engg. (RATE-2014), 11-12 January, 2014. Bhubneshwar, Odisha.
  34. Shilpa Yadav and M.K. Singhal, “Impact of Polluted Surface Waterbody on Surrounding Ground Water Aquifers” The All India Conference on Waste Management &Pollution Control [WMPC-2014] held on 7th & 8th March 2014 at Institution of Engineers (I), Local Center. Belgaum
  35.  Jain Abhishek and M.K. Singhal, “ Waste Minimization” International Conference on “ Agriculture,, Food Engineering and Environmental Sciences - Sustainable Approaches” (AFEESSA-2014) on 29th & 30th March,  2014 was organized by Krishi Sanskriti at Jawaharlal Nehru  University, New Delhi
  36. Alok Nikhade, Mukesh K, Singhal “ A Detailed  Review of Tidal Stream Turbines” proceeding of international conference on Advance Trends in Engineering & technology (ICATET-2014), 18-19 April 2014 , ISBN 978-81-925882-2-3
  37. Penugonda Sunil Babu, Saini R.P. and, Singhal, M. K., “Scope of Wind Energy in India: A Review”, International Conference on 21st Century Energy Needs – Materials, Systems and Applications, Nov. 17-19, 2016.
  38. Sangal Saurabh, Saini R.P. and Singhal, M. K., “CFD based analysis of silt Erosion in Kaplan Hydraulic Turbine”, International Conference on Signal processing, Communication, Power and Embedded System (SCOPES) 2016  978-1-5090-4620-1/16/$31.00© 2016 IEEE, on Nov. 23, 2017.
  39. Yerra Bindu, Khatod D.K. and Singhal, M. K., “Mitigation of Power Quality Issues in Solar Photovoltaic Systems”, International Conference on Recent Innovations in Electrical, Electronics & Communication Engineering - (ICRIEECE) during 27th and 28th July 2018 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
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