Faculty Profile

Sudhir K. Jain
Professor (Currently away on deputation, as Director of IIT Gandhinagar)

B.E., University of Roorkee, India, 1979
M.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, 1980
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, 1983

Room: 112A Western Laboratory Extension
Phone: (91-512) 259 7867
email: skjain[AT]iitk.ac.in
Web: http://www.iitk.ac.in/nicee/skj 


  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics


  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (since 2003)
  • US Science and Technology Fellowship (January - December 1994)
  • Best Paper Award of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (1991)
  • Best Paper Award of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (1989)
  • Robert A Millikan Fellowship (Caltech, 1982-83)
  • Chancellor's Gold Medal for the best student in B.E. and B.Arch. (UOR - 1979)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medal for highest CGPA (UOR - 1979)
  • Thomson Memorial Gold Medal for the best engineering design (UOR - 1979)
  • National Merit Scholarship (1973-79)


  • Kaushik, H.B, Rai, D.C., and Jain, S. K., "Effectiveness of Some Strengthening Options for Masonry-Infilled RC Frames with Open First-Storey", Journal of Structural Engineering, (ASCE), Vol.135(8), 2009, pp. 925-937.
  • Mondal, G. and Jain, S. K., "Lateral Stiffness of Masonry Infilled RC Frames with Central Opening", Earthquake Spectra, Vol.24(3), 2008, pp.701-723.
  • Dash S R and Jain S K., "An Overview of Seismic Considerations of Buried Pipelines", Journal of Structural Engineering, SERC Chennai, Vol.34(5), 2008, pp.349-359.
  • Basu, D. and Jain, S.K., "A Simple Method to Locate Center of Rigidity in Multistorey Buildings", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol.36, 2007,  pp.965-973.
  • Kaushik, H.B, Rai, D.C., and Jain, S. K., "Stress-Strain Characteristics of Clay Brick Masonry Under Uniaxial Compression", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, (ASCE), Vol.19(9),  2007, pp.728-739.
  • Kaushik, H.B and Jain, S.K., "Impact of the Great 26 December 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami on Structures in Port Blair", Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol.21(2), 2007,  pp.128-142.
  • Jaiswal, O.R., Rai, D.C. and Jain, S.K., "Review of Seismic Codes on Liquid Containing Tanks", Earthquake Spectra, Vol.23(1), 2007, pp.239-260.
  • Kaushik, H.B, Rai, D.C, and Jain, S. K.,, "Uniaxial Compressive Stress-Strain Model for Clay Brick Masonry", Current Science, Vol.92(4), 2007,  pp.497-501.
  • Kaushik, H. B., Rai, D. C., and Jain, S. K.,  "Code Approaches to Seismic Design of Masonry Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames: A State-of-the-Art Review", Earthquake Spectra, 22(4), 2006, pp.961-983.
  • Kaushik, H.B, Rai, D.C., and Jain, S. K., "A Case for Use of Dynamic Analysis in Designing for Earthquake Forces", Current Science, Vol.91(7), 2006, pp.874-877.

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