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Dr. C. V. Veena Venudharan
Assistant Professor
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Before joining IIT Palakkad as a faculty, Dr. Veena Venudharan worked as Research Manager in the Transportation Infra Business of Larsen and Toubro Construction. Dr. Veena was involved in the development of a Research Center which focused on Pavement Materials. Other responsibilities included technical audits of projects, practice of new technologies and troubleshooting at the site. Prior to that, she served as Project Associate at IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur. She holds a Ph.D. in the area of Pavement Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Her Master is in Transportation Engineering, also from IIT Kharagpur. She holds a Bachelor degree in civil engineering from the University of Calicut. Her research interests include transportation pavement materials, design, maintenance, and rehabilitation; forensic evaluation; life cycle assessment; and sustainable infrastructure. She serves as a reviewer in many international journals and is a member of various professional bodies.


Pavement materials

Pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation 

Sustainable pavements

Pavement Management Systems 


CE1020: Engineering Mechanics - 2020

CE3110: Construction Materials Laboratory - 2019, 2020, & 2021

CE4512: Airport & Railway Engineering - 2020, 2021

CE5614: Pavement Analysis & Design - 2020, 2021, & 2022

CE5619: Pavement Management Systems - 2020

CE5620: Mechanical Characterization of Asphalt Materials - 2021

Research Group

Doctoral Research Scholars

Ajeesh K: July 2019, Ongoing; Area of research: Fibre reinforced concrete pavements

Bhavinlal K: Jan 2021, Ongoing; Area of research: Bio-asphalt

Arun Sagar K M: July 2021, Ongoing; Area of research: Sustainable pavement systems

MS Scholars

Sudeshna Purkayastha: Jan 2022, Ongoing; Area of research: Pavement subgrade stabilization

Anandlal M: Jan 2022, Ongoing; Area of research: Carbonated RAC in pavement construction 

B.Tech Students

2019-2020: (1) Gyan Ranjan Rout, & (2) Mark Nari Lingfa

2020-2021: (1) Koyyuru Karunakar, & (2)  Abhishek Kajla

2021-2022: (1) Putluri Yogitha Reddy, & (2) Vookanti Vishal Reddy

Research Area
Transportation Engineering
Pavement Engineering
Additional Information

Recent Publications

Ajeesh K, Sunitha K Nayar, and Veena Venudharan
RILEM -fib X International Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete BEFIB2021 (2021)
Ajeesh K, Sunitha K Nayar, and Veena Venudharan
International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Sustainable Pavement Technologies (2021)
Ajeesh K, Sunitha K Nayar, and Veena Venudharan
National Conference on Resilient Infrastructure (NCRI 2020) (2020)
Gyan Ranjan Rout, and Veena Venudharan
13th International Conference on Transportation Planning and Implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (2020)
Veena Venudharan, Krishna Prapoorna Biligiri
99th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (2020)