Educational Details

Degree : B.E.
Year : 1997
University : Bangalore University
PG Degree : M.Tech.
Year : 2006
University : NITK
Doctoral Degree : Ph.D.
Year : 2015
University : NITK

Teaching Experience

1.July 1999 to July 2002

Civil Engineering Department



2. May 2003 to July 2004

Civil Engineering Department



3.July 2006 to July 2007

Civil Engineering Department

S.D.I.T, Kenjar


4. August 2007 till date

Civil Engineering Department


Assistant Professor

Industry Experience

1 Yr

Specialization PG

Geotechnical Engineering

Subjects teaching at Under Graduate level

Elements of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Building Material and Construction, Geotechnical Engineering-1, Geotechnical Engineering- 2, Strength of Materials Lab, Geotechnical Engineering Lab, Concrete and Highway Lab.

Technical Interest

Soil and Rock dynamics, design and construction of underground openings like tunnels and caverns for oil storage 

National journals

1. Analysis of Behaviour of a Tunnel and Surrounding Strata using 3Dec Numerical Modelling: Case Study of an U/G Metro Rail Project (2013). R. Nalini, R. Shivashankar, V. R. Sastry. International Society of Rock Mechanics, Volume 2, No.2, pp. 19-22. 
2. Blast induced response of a Tunnel in the Presence of a Two Storied Structure. V.R.Sastry, Nalini Rebello and R. Shivashankar (2015). Jl. International Society of Rock Mechanics, Volume 4, No.1, pp. 10-14. 

International journals

  1. Nalini E.Rebello, R. Shivashankar and Vedala R.Sastry (2018). Surface Displacements due to tunneling in granular soils in presence and absence of geosynthetic layer under footings. Geomechanics and Engineering, Technopress. Vol. 15, No. 2 (2018), pp. 739-744.DOI: org/10.12989/gae.2018.15.2.739.  
  2. R. Shivashankar , Nalini E. Rebello , V.R. Sastry and B.R. Jayalekshmi (2018). Soil Structure Interaction Studies with Use of Geosynthetics in Soils Beneath Footings. Shehata and Y. Rashed (eds.), Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Coupled Problems, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Springer International, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-61905-7. pp. 85-97.
  3. Nalini E. Rebello, R. Shivashankar and V.R. Sastry (2016). Response of Strata and Buildings to Blast Induced Vibrations in the Presence and Absence of a Tunnel. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, 34:1013–1028.
  4. Nalini Rebello, V.R.Sastry and R. Shivashankar (2014). Study of Surface Dispalcements on Tunnelling under Buildings using 3DEC Numerical Modelling. ISRN Civil Engineering, Hindawi Journals, Article ID 828792.
  5. Nalini Rebello, Vedala Rama Sastry and R.Shivashankar (2014). Numerical Modelling Study of Behaviour of Consolidated Strata around Tunnel. Science, Technology, Arts Research Journal, pp. 190-196.
  6. Nalini. R, V. R. Sastry, Shivashankar, and R, Lakshmi. S (2012), Behaviour of Tunnel and Surrounding Strata using 3DEC Numerical Modelling: Case study of an U/G Metro Rail Project, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, pp. 1763-1770.

Papers Presented in National Conference

1.Vedala Rama Sastry, Nalini, R. and Shivashankar, R. (2013). A Study on surface displacements due to phasewise excavations with varying tunnel widths. Proceedings of National Conference on New Horizons in Civil Engineering, Manipal. pp. 316-326.

Papers Presented in International Conference

1.Nalini Rebello, V.R.Sastry, R. Shivashankar. (2014). Effect of Varying Building Stories in the Presence of a Tunnel on Blast induced Velocities and Displacements. Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, N.M.A.M.I.T, Nitte, pp.3-7.

2.R. Shivashankar, V.R.Sastry and Nalini Rebello (2015). Tunnel-Soil-Structure Interaction with Blast Loads of Varying Intensities, Proceedings of the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, ICGE-Colombo,10-11 August, pp.495-498.

3. Nalini Rebello, Apoorva K V, R Shivashankar. Effect of Geosynthetics on reduction of displacement and acceleration induced due to vibrations in the presence and absence of Tunnels. Proceedings of International Conference on Geotechniques for Infrastructure Projects GIP-2017 organized by Department of Civil Engineering LBSITW, Thiruvananthapuram, 27th and 28th Feb 2017.

Number of academic projects guided

UG : 4
PG : 3

Workshop Attend

1. AICTE sponsored Two weeks Staff Development Program (SDP) “Induction Training for Teachers in Engineering Education”, KREC, 14th August to 2nd September 2000.
2. Two Day Workshop on "Ground Improvement Techniques" conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, N.M.A.M.I.T, Nitte, 27- 28 February 2009.
3. Two Day National Seminar on “Explosives & Blasting Techniques for Mining, Quarrying & Infrastructure Industry”, NITK, Surathkal, 27-28 Sept 2013.
4. Two Day DFI-NITK Workshop on “Recent Trends in Piling and Ground Improvement”, 31st July-1st August 2015, NITK, Surathkal.
5. Two Day Workshop on “Practical Approach to Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development” 12th and 13th January 2017, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte.

Awards and Achivements

Qualified in GATE – 2004 in Civil Engineering with 87.6 percentile.

Details of membership in Professional bodies

1. International Society for Technical Education,

    Member, 2008

2. The Institution of Engineers


    31- October -2017

Interests / Hobbies

Listening to music and gardening

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