Dr. Jain Manoj - Department of Hydrology,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dr. Jain Manoj
Manoj Kr. Jain Professor manoj.jain@hy.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285845
Areas of Interest
  • Modelling of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Systems, Water Availability Analysis, Hydrology, Watershed Hydrology, Hydrology, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Distributed Modelling of Rainfall-Runoff-Soil Erosion Processes, Hydrology, Flood Routing, Environmental Flow, Environmental Flow Assessmwnt, Flood, Floodplain Zoning, Drought, Drought Assessmwnt
Professional Background
2018-01-01OngoingProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2012-01-016 years Associate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2006-01-016 years Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2003-01-013 years Scientist E1National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
1996-01-016 years Scientist CNational Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
1990-01-015 years Scientist BNational Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
Multiple Posts
2018-01-013 years 4 months Head of DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2020-08-31OngoingProfessorIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2009-01-01OngoingCoordinator (Watershed Hydrology Lab.)Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
2015-01-01OngoingMember, DACDepartment of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
2013-01-013 years Chief WardenRavindra Bhawan & Ganga Bhawan, DOSW
2012-01-014 years OC (Lab/Stores)Department of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
2009-01-012 years WardenKhosla International House (KIH)
2008-01-014 years OC Education TourDepartment of Hydrology, IIT Roorkee
2011-01-012 years Advisor Alakhnanda Club, IIT Roorkee
2003-01-013 years Chief Vigilance OfficerNIH Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Kathpalia Award for MTech ThesisIIT Roorkee2016
University Gold MedalJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1988
Jindal Gold MedalJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1986
Cettificate of HonoursJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1988
Educational Details
PhDHydraulics & Water Resources EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee2002
M. Tech.Soil and Water EngineeringJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1988
B. Tech.Agricultural EngineeringJ.N.K.V.V. Jabalpur1986
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Discharge Estimation using Non-contact Hydrometric MeasurementsMoES, New Delhi2019-01Ongoing
Lead time inflow estimation during reservoir operation during monsoonDRIP, MoWR, New Delhi2017-01Ongoing
Strengthening the S & T Infrastructure to meet Emerging Challenges in the field of HydrologyDST New Delhi2013-017 years 7 months
  • European Geoscience Union, Member
  • Americal Society for Agricultural and Bilogical Engineers, Member
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Member
  • Indian Water Resources Society, Fellow
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Hydrologic Elements & AnalysisHY-511P.G.(including Pre PhD Course)Autumn
Experimental HydrologyHYN-553M.Tech.Spring
Planning and Management of WatershedsHY-530P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Forests and Agricultural HydrologyHY-541P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Irrigation and Drainage EngineeringHY-562P.G. (including pre PhD)Spring
Watershed behaviour and Conservation PracticesHY-531P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Vivek GuptaClimate Change, Drought
Yogesh JoshiHydrological modeling in ungauged basin in Himalaya
Rahul SinghEnvironmental Flow
Subhankar DasRunoff and Soil Erosion modelling
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
SCS-CN based long term hydrologic simulationDilip G. DurbudeO2007-01
Rainfall runoff sediment yield modeling of mountainous catchmentSoban Singh RawatO2007-01
Impact of climate and catchment dynamics on runoff generationNegash WageshoO2009-01
Study on Influence of Variable Surface Roughness on Overland FlowSunil Panduranga MaskeO2008-01
Objective Assessment of Indices and Vulnerability to DroughtVinit JainO2008-01
Distributed rainfall-runoff modeling with variable storage using GISS. SarvananO2005-01
Formulation and validation of Hybrid conceptual models for runoff generationAjay AhirwarO2010-01
Prioritization of maintenence management decisions for urban transport networkYogesh U. ShahO2011-01
Spatiotemporal projections of drought in 21st century under climate change scenario in IndiaVivek GuptaO2015-01
Hydrologic Regime Alterations and Climate Change Uncertainty on Environmental FlowRahul SinghO2014-01
Climate change impact on water resources through catchment similarity and hydrologic modelling Yogesh JoshiO2018-01
Modeling of runoff and soil erosion under changing climateSubhankar DasO2019-01
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Washington, SeattleTo attend 4 months training in Distributed Modelling 1994-01-01
Refereed Journal Papers

1.    Gupta, V., Jain, M.K., Singh, P. and Singh, Vishal. An Assessment of Global Satellite-based Precipitation Datasets in Capturing Precipitation Extremes: A Comparison with Observed Precipitation Dataset in India. International Journal of Climatology,  (https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6419) 2020. (Q1).
2.    Gupta, V., Jain, M.K. and Singh, V.P. Multivariate Modeling for Projected Drought Frequency and Hazard over India. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 25(4), 2020. (Q1).
3.    Gupta, V., and Jain, M.K. Impact of ENSO, Global Warming, and Land Surface Elevation on Extreme Precipitation in India. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 25, No. 1: 05019032), (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001872), 2020. (Q1).
4.    Singh, G.R., Jain, M.K. and Gupta, V. Assessment of Spatiotemporal Drought Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk in the Krishna River Basin, India. Natural Hazards, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 611 – 635 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-019-03762-6), 2019. (Q1).
5.    Gupta, V., and Jain, M.K. Investigation of Multi-model Spatiotemporal Mesoscale Drought Projections over India under Climate Change Scenario. J. Hydrology, Elsevier, 567, 489-509, (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.10.012), 2018. (Q1).
6.    Khatri, H., Jain, M.K. and Jain, S.K. Modelling of stream flow in snow dominated Budhigandaki catchment in Nepal. J. Earth System Sciences, Springer, Vol. 127: 100, (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-018-1005-5), 2018. (Q2).
7.    Ahirwar, A., Jain, M.K. and Perumal, M. Performance of the Xinanjiang Model. Chapter 48, In: Hydrologic Modelling, by Vijay P. Singh (Ed.). Water Science Technology Library, Springer Singapore, Select proceedings of ICWEES-2016 ISBN 978-981-10-5800-4, Vol. 81, 2017.
8.    Waikhom, R.S. and Jain, M.K. Continuous Hydrological Modeling using Soil Moisture Accounting Algorithm in Vamsdhara River Basin, India. J. Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 398 – 408. (DOI: 10.5963/JWRHE0404011), 2015.
9.    Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K. Berndtson, R., Jain, M.K. and Pandey, R.P. Development of a Modified SMA Based MSCS-CN Model for Runoff Estimation. Water Resources Management, EWRA, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 4111 – 4127. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-1048-1), 2015. (Q1)
10.    Jain, V.K., Pandey, R.P., Jain, M.K. and Byun, H.R. Comparison of Drought Indices for Appraisal of Drought Characteristics in Ken River Basin. Weather and Climate Extremes, Elsevier, Vol. 8, pp. 1 – 11. (DOI:10.1016/j.wace.2015.05.002), 2015. (Q1)
11.    Jain, V.K., Pandey, R.P. and Jain, M.K. Spatiotemporal Assessment of Vulnerability to Drought. Natural Hazards, Springer, Vol. 76, pp. 443-469. (DOI:10.1007/s11069-014-1502-z), 2015. (Q1).
12.    Jain, V.K., Jain, M.K., and Pandey, R.P. Effect of the Length of Streamflow Record on Truncation Level for Assessment of Streamflow Drought Characteristics. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 1361-1373. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000922), 2014. (Q1)
13.    Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K., and Jain, M.K. A Review of Synthetic Unit Hydrograph: from the Empirical UH to the Advanced Geomorphological Methods. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 59 No. 2, pp. 239-261. (DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.870664), 2014. (Q1)
14.    Maske, S.P. and Jain, M.K. Study on Effect of Surface Roughness on Overland Flow from Different Geometric Surfaces through Numerical Simulation. Hydrological Process, Vol. 28, pp. 2595-2616. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9773), 2014. (Q1)
15.    Mishra, S.K., Rawat, S.S., Pandey, R.P., Shiulee Chakraborty, Jain, M.K., Chaube, U.C. Relation Between Runoff Curve Number and PET. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 355-365. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000780), 2014. (Q1)
16.    Chakravarti, A. and Jain, M.K. Experimental Investigation and Modelling of Rainfall-Runoff Process. Indian J. of Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 2096 – 2106, 2014. (Q3)
17.    Mallappa, J.M., Sen, S. and Jain, M.K. Trends in Precipitation and Temperature in Karnataka, India. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 37, No. 1-4, pp. 61 – 71, 2014.
18.    Kaleab, H.M.M and Jain, M.K. Runoff and Sediment Modeling using SWAT in Gumera Catchment, Ethiopia. J. Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, Scientific Research, Vol. 3: 196 – 205. (DOI: 10.4236/ojmh.2013.34024), 2013.
19.    Kushwaha, A., and Jain, M.K. Hydrological Simulation in a Forest Dominated Watershed in Himalayan Region using SWAT Model. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 27: 3005 – 3023. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0329-9), 2013. (Q1)
20.    Wagesho, N., Jain, M.K. and Goel, N.K. Effect of Climate Change on Runoff Generation: An Application to Rift Valley Lakes Basin of Ethiopia. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 1048-1063. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000647), 2013. (Q1)
21.    Wagesho, N., Goel, N.K., and Jain, M.K. Temporal and Spatial Variability of Annual and Seasonal Rainfall over Ethiopia. Hydrological Sciences J., Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 1-20. (DOI:10.1080/02626667.2012.754543), 2013. (Q1)
22.    Jain S.K., Jain, M.K., and Jindal, H.K. Snowmelt Runoff Modeling in Chenab Basin using Remote Sensing and GIS. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 36, No. 1-4, pp. 55 – 71, 2013.
23.    Meena, B.L., Agrawal, J.D. and Jain, M.K. Reconstruction of missing rainfall data using artificial neural network. Indian J. Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 63, No. 5&6, pp. 82-86, 2013.
24.    Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K. and Jain, M.K. Suitability of Distribution Function Based Models for SUH Derivation. J. Indian Water Resources Society, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 33-41, 2013.
25.    Kemble, A.D., Perumal, M., and Jain, M.K. Study of Overland Flow Phenomenon using Experimental and Modeling Approach. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Taylor & Frances, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 162-172. (DOI: 10.1080/09715010.2012.721182), 2012. (Q3)
26.    Wagesho, N., Goel, N.K., and Jain, M.K. Investigation of Non-Stationarity in Hydro-climatic Variables at Rift Valley Lakes Basin of Ethiopia. J. Hydrology, Elsevier, Vol. 444-445, pp. 113-133. (DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.04.011), 2012. (Q1).
27.    Jain, M.K., Durbude, D., and Mishra, S.K. Improved CN based Long Term Hydrological Simulation Model. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 17, No. 11, pp. 1204 - 1220. (DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000592), 2012. (Q1).
28.    Singh, P.K., Jain, M.K. and Mishra, S.K. Fitting a Simplified two-parameter Gamma Distribution Function for Synthetic Sediment Graph Derivation from Ungauged Catchments. Arab J. Geosciences, Springer. (DOI: 10.1007/s12517-011-0473-6), 2011. (Q3).
29.    Durbude, D., Jain, M.K. and Mishra, S.K. Long term Hydrological Simulation using an SCS-CN based Advanced Soil Moisture Accounting Procedure. J. Hydrological Process, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 561-579. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7789), 2011. (Q1).
30.    Jain, M.K. Recession of Discharge. In: Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series, by Singh, V.P; Singh, P and Haritashya, U.K. (Editors). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 922 – 924 ISBN: 978-90-481-1641-5, 2011.
31.    Jain, M.K. and Das, D. Estimation of Sediment Yield and Areas of Soil Erosion and Deposition for Watershed Prioritization using GIS and Remote Sensing. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 24: 2091 – 2112. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-009-9540-0), 2010. (Q1).
32.    Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K. and Shah, R.B. Estimation of Sediment Yield and Areas Vulnerable to Soil Erosion and Deposition in a Himalayan Watershed using GIS. Current Science, Vol. 98, No. 2, pp. 213 – 221, 2010. (Q2)
33.    Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K. and Shah, R.B. Identification of Sediment Source and Sink in a Himalayan Watershed using Remote Sensing and GIS. Land Degradation and Development, Vol. 20: 623 – 639. (DOI: 10.1002/ldr.952), 2009. (Q1)
34.    Singh, P.K., Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K. and Bhunya, P.K. A Review on Synthetic Unit Hydrograph Methods. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-00000, 2008.
35.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Suresh Babu, P., Venugopal, K. And Kaliappan, S. Comparison of AMC-Dependent CN-conversion Formulae. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 22, pp. 1409-1420. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-007-9233-5), 2008. (Q1).
36.    Mishra, S.K., Pandey, R.P., Jain, M.K. and Singh, V.P. A Rain Duration and Modified AMC-Dependent SCS-CN Procedure for Long Duration Rainfall-Runoff Events. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 22, pp. 861-876. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-007-9196-6), 2008. (Q1).
37.    Sahu, R.K., Mishra, S.K., Eldho, T.I, and Jain, M.K. An Advanced Soil Moisture Accounting Procedure for SCS Curve Number Method. J. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 21, No.21, pp. 2872-2881. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6503), 2007. (Q1).
38.    Rai, R.K., Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Ojha, C.S.P. and Singh, V.P. Another Look at Z-transform Technique for Deriving Unit Impulse Response Function. J. Water Resources Management, Springer. Vol. 21, No. 11, pp. 1829-1848. (DOI: 10.1007/s11269-006-9132-1), 2007. (Q1).
39.    Deshmukh, S.B., Pandey, V.K. and Jain, M.K. Integration of GIS with MUSLE in Assessment of Sediment Yield. Indian J. Soil Conservation, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 1-5, 2007.
40.    Mishra, S.K., Sahu, R.K., Eldho, T.I, and Jain, M.K. A Generalized Relation Between Initial Abstraction and Potential Maximum Retention in SCS-CN-Based Model. J. River Basin Management, IAHR, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 2006. (Q3).
41.    Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Babu, P.S., Venugopal, K. and Singh, V.P. Enhanced Runoff Curve Number Model Incorporating Storm Duration and a Non-Linear Ia-S Relation. J. Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 631-635, 2006. (Q1).
42.    Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K., Babu, P.S., and Venugopal, K. On the Ia-S Relation of the SCS-CN Method. J. Nordic Hydrology, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 261-275, 2006. (Q2).
43.    Jain, M.K., Mishra, S.K. and Singh, V.P. Evaluation of AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-Based Models using Watershed Characteristics. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 531-552. Available online at doi: 10.1007/s11269-006-3086-1, 2006. (Q1).
44.    Mishra, S.K., Sahu, R.K., Eldho, T.I. and Jain, M.K. An Improved Ia-S Relation Incorporating Antecedent Moisture in SCS-CN Methodology. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 643-660. Available online at doi: 10.1007/s11269-005-9000-4, 2006. (Q1).
45.    Jain M.K., Kothyari U.C. and Ranga Raju. K.G. GIS based Distributed Model for Soil Erosion and Rate of Sediment Outflow from Catchments. J. Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 9, pp.  755-769, 2005. (Q1).
46.    Jain, M.K. and Singh, V.P. DEM Based Modelling of Surface Runoff using Diffusion Wave Equation. J. Hydrology, Elsevier Science, Vol. 302, No. 1-4, pp. 107-126, 2005. (Q1).
47.    Jain, M.K. and Rai, R.K. Rainfall Runoff Modelling of Kolar Catchment using Watershed Modelling System. International Agricultural Engineering J., Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 55-66, 2005. (Q4)
48.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Bhunya, P.K. and Singh, V.P. Field Applicability of the SCS-CN-Based Mishra-Singh General Model and its Variant. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 37- 62, 2005. (Q1).
49.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Pandey, R.P., and Singh, V.P. Catchment Area-Based Evaluation of the AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-Inspired Rainfall-Runoff Models. J. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 19, No. 14, 2701-2718. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.5736), 2005. (Q1).
50.    Jain, S.K., Singh, R.D., Jain, M.K. and Lohani, A.K. Delineation of Flood Prone Areas using Remote Sensing Techniques. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 333-347, 2005. (Q1).
51.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Hawkins, R.H. and Singh, V.P. Investigation of the SCS-CN-Inspired General Mishra-Singh Model. J. Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 1-24, 2005.
52.    Jain, M.K., Kothyari U.C. and Ranga Raju. K.G. A GIS based Distributed Rainfall Runoff Model. J. Hydrology, Elsevier Science, Vol. 299, No. 1-2, pp. 107-135, 2004. (Q1).
53.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., and Singh, V.P. Evaluation of SCS-CN-based Model Incorporating Antecedent Moisture. J. Water Resources Management, Springer, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 567-589, 2004. (Q1).
54.    Rai, R.K., Patel, R.A.S., Rastogi, R.A. and Jain, M.K. Response Functions of Suspended Sediment Flow for a Himalayan Watershed. International Agricultural Engineering J., 13(1&2), pp. 37-46, 2004. (Q4).
55.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K., Pandey, R.P. and Singh, V.P. Evaluation of the AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-based Models using Large Data of Small Watersheds. Water and Energy International J., Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 13-23, 2003. (Q4)
56.    Kothyari, U.C., Jain M.K. and Ranga Raju K.G. Estimation of Temporal Variation of Sediment Yield using GIS. Hydrological Sciences J., IAHS, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp 693-706, 2002. (Q1).
57.    Jain, M.K. and Kothyari, U.C. Estimation of Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield using GIS. Hydrological Sciences J., IAHS, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 771-786, 2000. (Q1).
58.    Venkatesh, B and Jain, M.K. Simulation of Daily Flows using Topography based Rainfall Runoff Model. J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 81, pp. 127-132, 2000.
59.    Jain, M.K. and Soni, B. GIS based Rainfall Runoff Modelling of a Catchment. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 21, No. 1-4, pp. 53-66, 1998.
60.    Mishra, S.K., Jain, M.K. and Seth, S.M. Characterization of Flood Waves by Rating Curves. Hydrology Research, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 51-64, 1997. (Q2).
61.    Jain, M.K. and Seth S.M. Rainfall Runoff Modelling of a Himalayan Catchment using a Distributed Approach. J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 78, pp. 89-92, 1997.
62.    Jain, M.K., Seth, S.M. and Ramasastri, K.S. Simulation of Daily Runoff of Hemavati Sub-basin at Sakleshpur using Tank Model. J. Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 77, pp. 67-71, 1996.
63.    Jain, M.K. and Seth, S.M. Derivation of IUH for small Watersheds using a Geomorphological Approach. Hydrology Journal (IAH), Vol. 18, No. 1&2, pp. 78-92, 1995.


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