Room BSB 221, Dept. of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, TN 600036, India.

Prof. Koshy Varghese


Dept. of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, TN 600036, India.

Dr. Koshy Varghese  is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of administration at IIT Madras. He obtained his doctorate in project management from the University of Texas at Austin and has been a visiting eminent scholar at Arizona State University. He had obtained his MS in Structural Engineering from the same university. From the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, he obtained BE with Distinction. He has received numerous academic honors, few in the list like, Distinguished Scholar Awards, numerous best paper awards, editor of reputed journals, core membership in various curricula, presidentship in international organizations, and Certificates of appreciation. He has been involved in developing a unique post-graduate program in partnership with the largest construction company in India, Larsen & Toubro. This program has been operational for 16 years and is widely recognized as a model for university-industry interaction. In addition to this, he has performed several key administrative responsibilities at IITM. He has mentored three start-up initiatives in the Institute’s research park. His research interests are primarily in the area of modelling and automating engineering processes using appropriate computational methods and tools. He has primarily focused on processes in three domains- construction design, construction planning, and urban sustainability assessment. He has been the principal investigator of several sponsored research projects. Many of these projects have been awarded based on submitting competitive proposals evaluated by the sponsoring organizations. Based on the capabilities of their research group Autodesk funded the establishment of the first Building Information Modelling laboratory in India at IIT Madras.