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Dr. Mrs. S. S. Kulkarni

Dr. Mrs. S. S. KulkarniProfessor & Director

  • Education

    Ph.D. (Civil)(2003)

    Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. 

    M. E. (Construction and Management)(1993)

    Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

    B. E. (Civil Engineering)(1987)

    Vishveshvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VNIT), Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. 

  • Experience

    2011 to till Date

    Director - Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar.

    2007-2010

    Principal - Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar.

  • Research Area(s)

    • Concrete Technology
    • Total Quality Management
    • Quality Circles
    • Construction Management
    • Watershed Management
    • Outcome Based Education
    • Women’s Empowerment
  • Key Publications

    A) Research Papers with H–Index

    • Khalid Bagwan, Sushma S. Kulkarni (2018), “Micro Structure and properties of Concrete Containing Pond Ash, ISSN 0974-5904, Vol.10, No.6, International Journal of Earth Sciences & Engineering, 10(06), 1136-1142 (H - Index – 9)
    • Vidula Swami, Sushma S. Kulkarni(2017), “ Application of SWAT model for soil loss in Kaneri watershed”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, DOI: 10.21276/ijee.2017.10.0211, pp 207-213, ISSN: 0974-5904; 0974-5904 April 2017 Volume: 10 Url:http://dx.doi.org/10.21276/ijee.2017.10.0211, (H- index- 6)
    • Neela Deshpande., Londhe S.N., Sushma S. Kulkarni(2014), “Modeling Compressive Strength of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Using Neural Networks, Model Tree and Regression Analysis”, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment. DOI/10.1016/j.ijsbe.2014.12.002 Volume: 3 Issue 2, pp-187-198, ISSN: 2212-6090. (H – Index – 5) Elsevier BV.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Neela Deshpande(2011), “Critical analysis of recycled aggregate and concrete with recycled aggregates”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.99-100.1274, ISSN:1662-7482 pp-1274-1280 (H –Index – 11)
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Neela Deshpande, Nikhil Patil (2011), “Effectiveness of using Coarse Recycled concrete aggregate in concrete”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, pp-913-919, ISSN 0974-5904. Volume 04, No 06 SPL Oct. 2011. (H – Index – 3)
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2005, “Graph Theory and matrix approach for performance evaluation of TQM in Indian Industries” published in The TQM Magazine International review of organizational improvement, Vol 17 No. 6. (H – index – 52)

    B) Research Paper with Impact Factor

    • Parag Patkure, Dr. Sushma S Kulkarni (2018) “Construction Solutions used for Improvement in Labor Productivity on Site” published in International Journal of Enhanced Research in Management & Computer Application (IJERMCA). ISSN:2319-7471, Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018 Impact Factor: 3.578
    • Ranjit V. Chavan Patil, Dr. Sushma S Kulkarni (2016), “Diagnostic Study of Construction Contracts Clauses for Cost and Schedule Overrun in Infrastructure Projects in India” Published in International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2016.0508208 Aug 2016Volume:5, Issue 8, pp15801-15811 ISSN: 2347-6710 Impact Factor: 6.209
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Neela Deshpande (2016), “Experimental Investigation on Use of Recycled Aggregate in Bricks” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities” (ICACIDS – 2K16: CE 09) pp-24-33, ISBN:978-93-84659-32-5.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Shreyas P Jorvekar (2015), “Time Impact Analysis on Construction Projects.” Published in international Journal of Scientific Research. Volume 3 Issue 3, pp-141-146 (ISSN No. 2347-3878). May 2015. Impact Factor – 3.05
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Girish Dinkar Patil (2015), “Performance Analysis of pond Ash as partial replacement to black cotton soil for pavement subgrade construction.” Published in International Journal of Scientific Research (ISSN No. 2277 – 8179). May 2015. Impact Factor – 3.2416
    • Deshpande N., Kulkarni S. S. (2014), “Experimental Investigation on strength characteristics of concrete using tyre rubber as aggregates in concrete”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research and Development, Volume 4 Issue 8, pp-97-108. ISSN No. (P): 2250-1584, (E): 2278-9383. Impact factor-1.6842.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Atul Ashok Idate (2014), “Utilization of Industrial Waste in Pavement”, International Journal of Current Trends in Technology and Science ISSN: 2279-0535, pp-288-293 Vol.03 Issue 04 Impact Factor – 5.10.
    • Deshpande N., Londhe, S.N., Kulkarni S.S. (2013), Modeling Compressive Strength of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Using Neural Networks and Regression Analysis, Concrete Research Letters. 4(2), pp-580-590. ISSN No. 2180-1371. Impact factor: 1.69
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, N. K. Deshpande, H. Pachpande (2012), “Strength Characteristics of concrete with recycled aggregates and artificial sand” Published in International Journal of engineering research and application(IJERA). pp: -38-42 Impact Factor - 1.69

    C) Details of papers published in International Journal

    • Vidula Arun Swami, Sushma Shekhar Kulkarni, Akshay Rajan Thorvat, Sheetal Satyaveer Varur (2018), “Identification of Sustainable Option in Water Conservation for Rural India” Published in Aquademia: Water, Environment and Technology Journal. ISSN: 2468-1946 2018, 2(1), 03
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, M. T. Telsang (2014), “Institutional transformation in action of a private engineering college in western Maharashtra-A Case Study”. Published in Journal of Engineering Education Transformations ISSN 2349-2473 Volume: 27(4) pp: 36-45.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, J. A. Patil (2014), “Design and Mapping of Underground Sewerage Network in GIS, a case Study of Islampur Town” Published in International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol. 3, Issue 8 ISSN: online: 2319-7064 Impact Factor (2012):3.358. pp-424-431.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Nawaz Karim Hannure (2014), “Comparative Study of Traditional Material Management and Material Management with ICT Application” International Journal of Current Trends in Technology and Science ISSN:2279-0535, Volume:3, Issue:4(June –July 2014) pp-301-307.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Sanjeev Tanaji Jadhav (2014), “Feasibility Study of Improving Properties of Black Cotton Soil Using Industrial Wastes” International Journal of Current Trends in Technology and Science ISSN:2279-0535, Volume: 3, Issue: 4 (June-July 2014) pp-283-287.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Rohit Laxman Tudayekar (2014), “Safety and Emergency Management on Construction Sites” International Journal of Current Trends in Technology and Science ISSN:2279-0535, Volume: 3, Issue: 4 (June-July 2014) pp294-300.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, K. M. Bagwan (2014), “A Study of Characteristic and Use of Pond Ash for Construction” International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering www.ijetae.com (ISSN 2250-2459, Volume 4 Issue 6) June 2014
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Pratik D. Karpe (2013), “Analyzing the Impact of Onsite Material Transportation on Time and Cost of the Building Construction Project Using Semi- Mechanized Equipment” International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 9, IJSER © 2013 http.//www.ijser.org September 2013.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, V.S. Tiware (2013), “ Root Cause Analysis of Variations in Construction Tasks and Developing Effective Strategies to Reduce Variations” , International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2013 ISSN No 2229-5518 IJSER © http.//www.ijser.org .pp-51-58.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, H. T. Tatale (2013), “Dry Mix Mortor And Its Market Potential in Maharashtra (India) – An Advance Technology Based Material” International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, ISSN 2278-0181 Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2013, IJERTV2IS80245 www.ijert.org. Pp-155-161.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Hanumant P. Naiknavare (2013), “Experimental Approach to Study Performance of RMC Plants in Western Maharashtra: Case Study” International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 8, August 2013 ISSN 2229-5518 pp-1608-1616.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Pandurang D. Jankar (2013), “A Case Study of Watershed Management for Madgyal Village”, International Journal of Advanced Engg. Research and studies, July-Sept. 2013Vol. 2, Issue 4, e-ISSN2249-8974.pp-69-72
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Vishal P Kumbhar, Vidula A. Swami (2013), “Effectiveness Watershed Management – Means of Economic Development – A Case Study” IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) e-ISSN: 2278-1684 p-ISSN: 2320-334X, May – Jun 2013Volume 6, Issue 6 , pp 7-14 www.iosrjournals.org.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, S S Desai (2012), “Academic Excellence through Capacity Building: An empirical Study of Rajarambapu Institute of technology.” Published in International Conference, Mapping Excellence Policies for India-A March towards Vision 2020 pp: 341-346 (2012).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, M. T. Telsang (2012), “Authentic Leadership to create a Better World Lessons from Bhagavad Gita.” Published in International Conference Mapping Excellence Policies for India-A March towards Vision 2020. pp -397- 404
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Vishal P Kumbhar, Mrs. Vidula A. Swami (2012), “Watershed Management: Concept, Principles and Challenges to Improving Productivity, Resources and Livelihoods” I-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, Vol. 2. No.2 March-May 2012.pp-1-10.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Adure Gautam S. (2012), “Process Improvement in Construction Industry through Six Sigma Approach” published in Global Journal of Engineering and Applied science. ISSN: 2249-2631, Online Feb 2012
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Vidula A Swami, Santosh Kumbhar (2012) “Participatory Watershed management in south Asia: A comparative Evaluation with special reference to India”, published in International journal of science and engineering research IJSER Vol 3 No.3, March 2012.ISSN:2229-5518.pp-1-8.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Vidula A Swami, Santosh Kumbhar (2012), “SWAT Hydrological Model for Watershed Management DOI:10.13140/2.1.3868.4800” published in Global Journal Engineering and Applied Sciences, Rising Research Journal Publications, GJEAS, 2012:2(1) ISSN No.2249-2631 (Online in April 2012) pp- 16-20
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Vidula A Swami, Santosh Kumbhar (2012), “Village Development in India by Watershed Development Programmes” published in Global Journal Engineering and Applied Sciences, Rising Research Journal Publications, GJEAS, 2012:2(1) ISSN No.2249-2631 (Online in April 2012) pp- 26-30.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Neela Deshpande (2011), “Critical Analysis of Recycled Concrete Aggregates”, International Journal of Research in Engineering Sciences and Technology, Special Issue-II, pp-21-30, ISSN No: ISSN 2229-5135. Oct 2011.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Vidula Swami(2011), “Watershed Management – A means of sustainable development –A case Study” published in International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Engineering Journal Publications, Chennai, Vol No. 3, pp 2105-2112, ISSN0975-5462 March 2011
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Neela Deshpande (2011), “Critical analysis of recycled concrete with recycled aggregates”, published in International journal of research in engineering sciences and technologies, by Sunrise technologies COE, Dhule, March, Vol.pp-99-100.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2005) “Graph Theory and matrix approach for performance evaluation of TQM in Indian Industries” published in The TQM Magazine International review of organizational improvement, Vol. 17 No. 6.

    D) Details of papers published in International Conference

    • Dr. Mrs. Vidula A. Swami, Dr. Mrs. Sushma S. Kulkarni, Mr. Sheetal S. Varur & Mr. C. V. Nishikanth (2018) “Farm Pond-The Best Solution for Water Conservation in Rural Area” published in the 3rd International Conference On Arts Humanities and Social Science (ICAHS-2018) in July, 2018 Volume 5, Issue 7 (P.No. 1341-1345).
    • Sushma Kulkarni, Anuj Gade, Anand Tapase & Sanjiv Bonde (2018) “A Cost-Effective Approach towards Road Construction—Kondave a Case Study” published in the Proceedings of the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, held on July 23 to 25, 2018 in HangZhou, China
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2018) “Construction Solutions used for Improvement in Labor Productivity on Site” presented in the 11th International Conference on Recent Innovations in Science, Engineering and Management on 7th April, 2018 at Genba Sopanrao Moze College of Engineering, Pune.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Shinde Asit J. (2016), “Inventory Control Techniques–ABC Analysis and Vendor Analysis” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities, Feb-2016 (ICACIDS 2K16: CE 110).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Chavan R. Patil (2016), “Factors Influencing Cost and Schedule Overrun in Infrastructure Projects” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities, Feb-2016 (ICACIDS–2K16: CE 110.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Kumbhar S.S., Kamat R.S. (2016), “Impact of Sewage Disposal on Krishna River Water Quality in Sangli City, Maharashtra, India” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities (ICACIDS – 2K16: CE 110) Feb-2016 Page No.502-513.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Kumbhar S.S., Bakul Rao (2016), “Water Quality Assessment for Nutrient Management from Sanitation and Agricultural Sources in Warana River Basin” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities (ICACIDS – 2K16: CE 110) (Feb-2016) (Page No.558-559).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Adsire Pranay R (2016), “Concrete Quality and Safety Management in High Rise Buildings” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities (ICACIDS – 2K16: CE 06) (Feb-2016).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Khalid Bagwan (2016), “Microstructure and Properties of Concrete Containing Pond Ash” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities (ICACIDS – 2K16: CE 06) (Feb-2016).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Kolhe R.V. (2016), “Scheduling and Monitoring a Flyover Construction Project and Preparing SCM Model for it” Presented in the International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Developments of Smart Cities (ICACIDS – 2K16: CE 110) (Feb-2016).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, M. T. Telsang, M. V. Kavade(2016), Oral Presentation of paper titled “Impact of Outcome Based Education on Faculty Performance” In the Third International Conference on Transformation in Engineering Education. At the College of Engineering Pune. Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Special Issue eISSN 2394-1707
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Hemlata Gaikwad, Oral Presentation of paper titled (2016), “A Longitudinal Study of Self-Efficacies of Undergraduate Women in Engineering” In the Third International Conference on Transformation in Engineering Education. At the College of Engineering Pune. Journal of Engineering Education Transformations, Special Issue eISSN 2394-1707. (Jan-2016).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Prakash M Jadhav, M T Telsang (2015), “Impact of IUCEE on institutional performance: a Case study of Rajarambapu Institute of Technology”. Published in Proceeding of the International conference on Transformations in engineering education. Jan-2015 pp:217-224 Publisher: Springer India Publication.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Sandeep R Desai, M T Telsang (2015), “Transformation of Engineering education using Quality Circle Approach” Published in Proceedings of the International conference on transformations in engineering education. Jan-2015pp: 561-562 Publisher: Springer India Publication.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Sanjay R Kumbhar, Sanjay T Satpute (2015), “Puzzle-Based Learning: A Joyful learning strategy in Automotive Engineering Education” Published in Proceeding of the International conference on Transformations in engineering education. PP-131-138.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, M T Telsang (2015), “Improving Classroom dynamics through teaching – learning (academic) Audit.” Published in Proceedings of the International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education.PP:139-147.Publisher-Springer India.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, A C Attar, Binod Sinha (2014), “Strategic Planning for an Engineering Institute –A Case Study of Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Sakharale” At B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, HUBLI, Karnataka, International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2013), “Strategic planning for an Engineering Institute for effective implementation of growth and development plan-A case study” Proceedings of International Conference on Revisiting Management Practices and Research for Sustainability, RIT, Sakharale, Maharashtra. (Feb-2013).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Desai Seema S. (2012), “Achieving academic excellence through capacity building: An empirical study of Rajarambapu Institute of Technology (RIT)”, published in proceeding of International conference on Mapping excellence policies for India – Vision 2020 (Page 341 to 346). ISBN: 978818329746X.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2005), “Quality circle as tool for human resource development- A Case Study” presented at International conference on International Convention – ICQCC, Chawgong, Korea.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2005), “Qualitative Improvement in Higher Education for learning organization through Total Quality Management” selected and invited for presentation at International conference on Learning organization in learning world organized by KMUTT Technological university, Bankok.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2004), “Total Quality Management- A need of Construction Industry” Presented at International Conference on World of innovations in Structural Engineering organized by Association of Consulting Civil Engineers at Hyderabad.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2002), “Women and Professional Competency – A Survey Report” accepted and invited for presentation at “Women in Leadership” Conference at Australia. Dec 1999.Same paper also published in IJTD, New Delhi.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (1999), “Construction Industry - Institute Interaction for Total Quality” Published in the proceedings of the International conference on Total Quality in Mumbai, January 1999.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (1998), “Quality circle as tool for human resource development- A Case Study”, Published in the proceeding of World Innovation and strategy conference, Sydney Australia. August 1998.
    • Published paper on “Choice Based Credit System(CBCS)- An Experimental Learning Approach ” on behalf of the WEEF-GEDC 2018(World Engineering Education forum –Global Engineering Deans Council-2018) planning Committee held on 15th Nov 2018 at New Mexico U.S.A .

    E) Details of papers published in National Journal

    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Khalid M. Bagwan (2018), “Pond ash concrete: A step towards achieving sustainability in construction industry” Published in The Indian Concrete Journal(September 2018).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Satyajit Patil (2015), “Laboratory Development through final year projects: an approach” Published in Journal of Engineering Science and Management Education (Feb 2015).
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Sandeep R. Desai, Dr. M. T. Telsang (2014), “Quality Circle: An Approach to Empower Engineering Education” published in The Journal of Engineering Education, April, 2014
    • Sushma S Kulkarni (2013), “Implementation of Autonomy - outcomes and experiences”, The journal of Engineering Education, Pune. April, 2013
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, M.T. Telsang (2012), “Engineering Education scenario in Singapore Universities with reference to India”, Published in “The Journal of Engineering Education”, Pune, Oct 2012 ISSN 0971- 5843. pp -13-20.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, Seema S Desai (2012), "Capacity Building for Academic Excellence at RIT – An empirical study" for the 42nd ISTD National Convention - Kolkata – India 20-21 published in Manuscript of conference Theme: Value Creation through Human Development – The Emerging Dimensions, Sub Theme – Human Development for Business Excellence. January 2012
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, S. R. Patil, D. G. Thombare (2011), “Positive influence of association of technical student organization with professional bodies on academics: A case study of SAE, RIT”, Indian Journal of Technical Education, New Delhi June 2011, ISSN0971-3034.
    • Sushma S Kulkarni, M. T. Telsang (2011), “Academic audit – A tool for enhancing Teaching learning effectiveness”, Published in The Journal of Engineering Education Pune, April 2011 ISSN 0971- 5843.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Vinay Kamble (2010), “Towards a culture of Teaching cum research in engineering colleges: A case study of RIT”, Published in The Journal of Engineering Education, Pune, July 2010 ISSN 0971- 5843.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, K. N. Nandurkar (2010), “Dramatic Results for IUCEE in Private colleges of State of Maharashtra in the Western Region of India”, Published in The Journal of Engineering Education pune, January 2010 ISSN 0971- 5843 pp 45-50.
    • Bhagat Patil, Sushma S. Kulkarni, M. T. Telsang (2009), “Engineering Education in USA – An Overview”, Published in University News, 47(31), 14-19. (ISSN-0566-2257) August 2009
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Vidula A Swami (2009), “Watershed Management in High Intensity Rainfall Areas – A Case Study”, Published in the proceedings of national woman’s conference on Exploring potentialities of women in engineering, CIT CHANGA, Gujarat pp-246-261. July 2009
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni (2007), “Learning Outcome based Curricula Design for Total Quality in Engineering Education”, published in The Journal of Engineering Education April and July 2007, pp 89-95. ISSN 0971- 5843.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni (2007), “Achieving Excellence in Teaching – Learning through Innovative Practices – A case Study” published in The Journal of Engineering Education, (ISSN 0971- 5843) Feb.2007
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni (2005), “A Critical Study of Total Quality Management in Indian Engineering Industries – A survey Report” published in Indian Journal for Training and Development New Delhi Oct - Dec.2005, Mumbai. pp 79-89.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni (2002), “A New Tool in HRD for Total Quality” published in Indian Journal for Training and Development, New Delhi.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Sawant P. R., (1999) “Innovative Method for Accreditation” Published in Indian Journal of Technical Education, New Delhi. Issue April 99.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Joglekar M. V., S.S. Sahasrabudhe (1999), “Performance Evaluation of an Engineering college as a System for Total Quality”, Published in University news, AIU, New Delhi, pp 6-15 (ISSN-0566-2257) Oct 18, 1999
    • Geeta R. Kulkarni (Maiden Name)(1999), “Case study on Quality circles in engineering Institutes” ISTE Newsletter.
    • Geeta R. Kulkarni (Maiden Name) (1995), “Student teacher interaction and counselling in Engineering colleges” Journal of Association of Indian Universities ISSN-0566-2257.

    F) Details of papers published in National Seminar /Conference

    • K. M. Bagwan, Sushma S. Kulkarni (2018), published paper in All India Seminar on Innovative Trends in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development titled “A Study on use of Pond Ash in Dry Lean Concrete”
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Anmol Arun Magdum (2017), “Remedial Measures for the Landslides in the Pomendi Region – Konkan Railway” Proceedings of 3rd RIT Post Graduates Conference (RIT PG Con-17) pp- 69-72.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Mukund T Gonugade (2017), “Risk Identification and Assessment for Infrastructure Projects” Proceedings of 3rd RIT Post Graduates Conference (RIT PG Con-17) pp- 86-91.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Anuj B Gade (2017), “Remedial Measures on Disposal of Waste Plastic in Ecofriendly Way-Application in Construction of Flexible Pavement (Case Study – Kondave Village)” Proceedings of 3rd RIT Post Graduates Conference (RIT PG Con-17) pp-103-107.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Ranjit Chavan (2016), “Diagnostic Study of Construction Contracts Clauses for cost and Schedule Overrun in Infrastructure Projects” Proceeding of 2nd RIT National Conference for Engineering Post Graduate at RIT, Rajaramnagar. RIT NConPG 20th May 2016.pp- 208-214.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Nikhil Edake (2015), “Evaluating urban sprawl using Geospatial Technologies” Published in National Conference for Engineering Post Graduate Students.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Sagar Ambure (2015), “Earned Value Management Applied to Construction Project”. Published in National Conference for Engineering Post Graduate Students. May 2015.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Shankar Ambure (2015), “Study on Employee Retention in Construction Industries”. Published in National Conference for Engineering Post Graduate Students. May 2015.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Somanath Kanase (2015), “Use of Geoinformatics in Flood Modeling: Case Study of Rushikesh”. Published in National Conference for Engineering Post Graduate Students.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Leena Ritesh Shaha (2009), “Selection of Dispute Resolution Method for construction Projects”, Published in proceeding of national conference on Advancing Trends in engineering and management Technologies, (ATEMT-09), pp 35-42.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni (2007), “Achieving Excellence in Teaching – Learning through Innovative Practices –A case Study” published in proceeding of National conference on Best Practices in Engineering Education organized by Engineering Education Foundation, Pune at Sighgad college of Engineering, Pune during 2nd and3rd Feb. 2007.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Vidula A. Swami,Mujumdar M. M. (2003), “Watershed Management and Community Participation” Published and presented in National conference on Integrated water resources development for Sustainable Development at Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, 11th – 13th Oct 2003.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, Vidula A. Swami, Joshi S.K. (2003), “Model watershed management plan for Shivapur Watershed”, published and presented in National conference on River Basin Organizations, held at National Water Academy, Pune, 9th -10th July 2003
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni, “Home Energy Conservation”, published and presented in National conference on Energy Management and Conservation held at RIT, Rajaramnagar, 11th –13th May 2001.
    • Sushma S. Kulkarni (2001), “Effect of Super plasticizers on Durability of Concrete”, published in the proceedings of the workshop on Good Concrete Construction Practices organized by Civil Engg. Dept., RIT, Sakharale during 23rd-24th February, 2001.
      Geeta R. Kulkarni (1996), “Social cost benefit analysis of self-supporting engineering collage in rural area”, State level ISTE convention at WCE, Sangli. 29th Nov – 1st Dec.1996.
    • Geeta R. Kulkarni (1995), “Improving teacher effectiveness”, Proceedings of the seminar on Improving Teacher Effectiveness at Warnanagar (1995)
    • Geeta R. Kulkarni, Gramopadhye S. S. (1991), “Systems technique applied to technical education”, Proceedings of the conference on Revamping of technical education at Nanded (1991)

    G) Books

    i) BookPublished

    • ‘A Critical Study of Total Quality Management in Engineering  Industries’  byLaplambertPublication, Germany(BasedonthePh.Dwork).

    H) Patents

    i) Patents(Filed)

    • Dr. Mrs. Sushma S Kulkarni joint patent published on patent web titled, “An Evaluation of Optimum Percentage of Pond Ash in Concrete Using Fuzzy Approach”; (The Patent Office Journal No. 44/2018, Issue no 44/2018, Page no 41565) on 2nd November 2018.
    • One patent provisionally registered as co-inventor entitled ‘Academic System Based on Mobile Computing Devices’ in 2013.
  • Professional Distinctions

    • Awards
      • Awarded with “Best Researcher Award” by Research and Development Cell of Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar for contribution towards research in department of Civil Engineering on 5th September 2019.
      • Awarded with “251 Fabulous Global Education Leaders” Award by World Education Congress on 04th July 2019.
        Delivered a talk as Speaker for 2nd International Conference on "Towards Development A Synergistic STEM Community" at Ministry of Education Malaysia (2nd October to 4th October, 2018).
      • Institute is selected as Featured college of the month in IUCEE Newsletter in September 2018, Along with special interview of Director (Dr. Mrs. Sushma Shekhar Kulkarni
      • Awarded with “Best Teacher Award” by the hands of Hon. Shrinivas Patil (Former Governor, Sikkim) at Karad on 11th September 2018 by Lion’s Club karad.
      • Awarded with "Aadarsha Shikshak Puraskar" by the hands of Hon. Ujjwal Nikam, Special Public Prosecutor on 8 August 2018 at Mahuli, Vita, Dist. Sangli arranged by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s, Vitthalrao Deshmukh Adhyapak Vidyalay, Mahuli.
      • Prof. Indira Parekh Award for “Top 50 Women Educators” given by World Education Congress in July 2018.
      • Awarded with“Adarsh Mahila Shikshak Puraskar” by Giants Group of Islampur, Sangli Maharashtra, on the eve of Teachers Day on 5th September 2017.
      • Awarded with, “Best Woman Engineering Educators National Award 2017”, by Indian  Engineering Educator and Administrators Conference(IEEAC – 2017) Organized in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mathworks India Pvt.Ltd., Nerul, Mumbai.
      • Recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Directors of India (Education) by World Education Congress, June 2016.
      • Awarded with “Best Engineering College Principal” by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE), New Delhi for the Year 2011.
      • Awarded with “Emerging  HRD thinker ’s award” for best research Paper on “Strategic planning for Institutional growth and Development” by Indian Society for Training and Development(ISTD), New Delhi for 2010 through open competition. Award included of Gold Medal, Citation and cash prize of Rs.15000/-.
      • Awarded with “Kamala Award” for the Best paper entitled “A Critical Study of Total Quality Management in Indian Engineering Industries–A Survey Report” by Indian Society for Training and Development New Delhi for the year 2005-2006.
      • Awarded with ‘Ideal Teacher Award’ by Lion’s club of Islampur, Maharashtra on 5th Sep 2006.
      • Awarded 2nd Prize in all India level essay competition organized by American concrete institute, India  Chapter.  On  the   Theme“Construction  Industry  and Institute- How to bridge the gap?”  This award was presented during their silver jubilee function at Mumbai on 10th Dec 2004.
      • Best teacher award for the year 2002 by the Rajarambapu Institute of Technology.
    • Distinguished Memberships
      • Member of various committees including
        1. The Board of studies for the Department of Technology at the University of Pune.
        2. Former member of the state level governing body – the Hydrological Data User’s Group (HDUG) for Maharashtra state (2012-14)
        3. Nominated as an Vice Chancellor Nominee for the faculty selection interview for the post of Director at Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering &       Technology, Ashta on 30th April 2019.
      • Member of Academic Council of Walchand College of Engineering sangli (Jan 2019 to December 2021)
      • Nominated as an Expert Committee Member on recommendation of the University Authorities of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere Campus for the selection of Principals at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere Campus on 14th Feb 2019.
      • Elected as Executive Committee member of Global Engineering Dean’s Council (GEDC) 2017-19.
      • Advisory Board member of Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE), Boston, USA, an International Body.
      • Member on Academic Board of Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune.
      • Elected as Corporate Member of ‘The Institution of Engineers’ Pune Local Centre Committee – Civil Division for the session 2016-18 session.
      • Member of Academic Council of Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology
      • Membership of Global Engineering Dean’s Council since 2016.
      • Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Member of the ISTE and All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER)
      • Member of Board of Trustees for the Engineering Education Foundation, Pune.
      • ISTD National Council Member
      • Chairman of Lead Colleges, Shivaji University (2008 to 2016), Selected again for tenure of 2019-2022.
    • Other Memberships
      • Member on the Technical Advisory Board IonIdea – Engage Excellence (Technological Solution Software), Bangalore.
      • Chairman of Research committee for selection of Ph.D. candidates for the year 2015- 2016
      • Member of Savitri Purashkar and Ahilyadevi Purashkar selection committee, selected by Nagarpalika Karyalaya, Islampur through letter dated on – 21 Jan 2012.
      • Member of Department Research Committee for Ph.D. programs in shivaji University from 2010- 11.
      • Recognized by Shivaji University, Kolhapur as PG teacher in Civil Engineering (Construction and Management)
      • Recognized by Shivaji University, Kolhapur to guide Ph.D. students in Civil Engineering
      • Member of Research Scrutiny Committee for Ph.D. synopsis in Civil engineering from the year 2005-06.
    • Editor of Journals
      • RIT is publishing an international Journal of Engineering Education Transformations (JEET) in collaboration with the IUCEE. JEET provides a forum to facilitate conversations among engineering educators who would like to showcase their transformational work. It is a scholarly journal committed to the advancement of theory, research and practice in the field of engineering education. Published in India, the world’s largest hub of engineering education, JEET authors are scholars and experts from across the globe who shares their theoretical insights and innovative practices for the enhancement and transformation of engineering education. It is an online journal as well as in print form, published every quarter.
        It has started in 1985. A National level journal, which has edited and published by Prof Ratnalikar under the Umbrella of Engineering Education Foundation, Pune. It has transferred to Dr. Sushma Kulkarni, RIT, as Editor in Jan 2014 wherein the scope has changed to International and made online journal. Now it is Scopus Indexed and listed in UGC CARE, India.

  • Key Research Projects

    • Govt. Funded Projects:
      • Grant-in-aid sanctioned during financial year 2018-2019 from AICTE
        •  Rs.1412000 sanctioned for SPDP (Skill and Personality Development Programme) for SC/ST students from AICTE.
        •  Rs.235000 sanctioned for STTP (Short Term Training Programme) on Assuring success of engineering students from AICTE.
      • Sanctioned Rs. 66, 50,000/- by Organization of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India in 2018.
      • Sanctioned Rs. 2.00 Lakh Sponsored Research grant by ‘National Commission Women’ India (March -2018).
      • A project funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) under FIST on “Advanced Material Research Centre” for Rs. 30, 00,000/- was sanctioned in 2013.
      • A project on “A longitudinal Study on Self Efficacies of women in Engineering Education” funded by AICTE under RPS scheme for Rs. 58,000/- in 2013
      • Institute selected by Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSINS) for funding of Rs. 5 Crore for setting up Incubation Center by starting Section 8 Company.