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Ruchika S Tandon

Assistant Professor

Organsing Committee Member

Graphic Era Hill University


Dr Ruchika Tandon is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept of Civil Eng. and Earth Science in Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun (India) and having specialization in Landslide, Slope stability analysis, Rocks and Soil Engineering properties and Quantitative petrography

She was born on November, 1984 in the Dehradun township of Uttarakhand state (India). She completed her post graduation from Garhwal University during 2005. Thereafter, she worked as a Project Fellow in the Govt. of India sponsored project named "Rock Property Laboratory.….A National Facility". She has completed her Ph.D. in Engineering Geology in 2013 from Garhwal University and majority of her thesis work was done in the Geotechnical laboratory of "Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology" an autonomous institute under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Her Ph.D. thesis entitled "An integrated study of physical, mechanical and acoustic properties of various himalayan rocks", which is the first of its kind in the Himalaya. Later, she worked in "National Geotechnical Facility" in Position of Scientist "B" for five years and was incharge of soil and rock mechanics laboratory.

She had published good numbers of (~17+) international research papers in journals like Landslides, Tectonophysics, Engineering Geology, Natural Hazards, Bulletin of Eng Geology and the Environments etc. She has reviewed research articles for journals like Engineering geology, Bulletin of Eng. Geol. and the Environment, Himalayan Geology, Arabian Journal of Geosciences. She has got Best Poster Paper Award in 2011 in an International conference and Best Research Paper award 2012 during Foundation day of "Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology". She has enganged in consultancy works for the government organizations like Satluj Jal Vidhut Nigam, Directorate of Geology and Mining etc. for dams and landslide based studies and involves in various research projects on Himalayan Landslides.

Research & Interest

Natural Hazards,
Slope stability analysis,
Quantitative Petrography,
Soil and Rock
Geotechnical properties


Vikram Gupta, Ruchika Sharma and M. P. Sah (2009) An evaluation of surface hardness of natural and modified rocks using Schmidt hammer: Study from Northwestern Himalaya, India. Geografiska Annaler, 91A (3), 179-188. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0459.2009.00362

Sen, K., Sharma, Ruchika, Arora B.R. and Vikram Gupta (2010) Influence of magnetic fabric anisotropy on seismic wave velocity in paramagnetic granites from NW Himalaya: results from preliminary investigations, Journal of Geological Society of India, 76, 322-330

B.R. Arora, Vikram Gupta, Ruchika Sharma and Koushik Sen (2010) Petrophysical Properties of the Himalayan Granitoids: Bridging Geophysical Anomalies to Crustal Composition Model. DST’s Deep Continental Studies in India Newsletter, 20(1), 8-13

Ruchika Sharma, Vikram Gupta, B.R. Arora and K. Sen (2011) Petrophysical Properties of the Himalayan Granitoids: Implication on Composition and Source, Tectonophysics, 497, 23-33

Vikram Gupta, Ruchika Sharma and M.P. Sah, (2011) Surface weathering of gneiss (HHCG): Northwestern Higher Himalaya, India, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrology, 44, 135 – 140

Vikram Gupta, Ruchika Sharma (2012) “Relationship between textural, petrophysical and mechanical properties of quartzites: a case study from northwestern Himalaya, Engineering Geology, 135-136, 1-9

Ruchika Sharma Tandon, Vikram Gupta (2013) The Control of mineral constituents & textural characteristics on the Petrophysical & Mechanical (PM) properties of different rocks of the Himalaya, Engineering Geology, 153, 125-143

Vikram Gupta, Ruchika Sharma Tandon (2015) Kinematic rock fall analysis of the transportation corridor in the Upper Alaknanda Valley, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 74, Issue 2, 315–326

Ruchika Sharma Tandon, Vikram Gupta ( 2015) An estimation of strength characteristics of rocks from Schmidt hammer rebound, Point load index and P wave velocity of different himalayan lithologies, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment , 74, Issue 2, pp 521–533

Ruchika Sharma Tandon et al. (2015) Seismic Properties of naturally deformed quartzites of the Alaknanda valley, Garhwal Himalaya, India, Journal of Earth System Science, 124 (6), 1159-117

V Gupta, RK Bhasin, AM Kaynia, V Kumar, AS Saini, R S Tandon, T Pabst (2016) Finite element analysis of failed slope by shear strength reduction technique: a case study for Surabhi Resort Landslide, Mussoorie township, Garhwal Himalaya, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 7 (5), 1753-1753

Gupta, V., Nautiyal, H., Kumar, V., Jamir, I., Tandon, R.S., (2016) Landslide hazards around Uttarkashi township, Garhwal Himalaya, after the tragic flash flood in June 2013, Natural Hazards 80 (3), 1689-1707

Gupta, V., Tandon, R.S., Venkateshwarlu, B., Bhasin, R.K., Kaynia A.M. (2016), Landslide Hazard in the Nainital township, Kumaun Himalaya, India: the case of September 2014 Balia Nala landslide, Natural Hazards 80 (2), 863-87

Gupta, Vikram; Tandon, R. S., Venkateshwarlu, B., Bhasin, Rajinder K.; Kaynia, Amir M (2017) Accelerated mass movement activities due to increased rainfall in the Nainital township, Kumaun Lesser Himalaya, India.. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Volume 61 (1) , 29 – 42

Ruchika Sharma Tandon, B Venkateshwarlu, Pradeep Joshi (2019) Application of GPR in the Engineering Project: A Case Study from Satluj River Valley, Himachal Pradesh International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-8 Issue-10S2, August 2019

Tandon, R. S., Gupta, V.,Venkateshwarlu, B. (2021). Geological, geotechnical, and GPR investigations along the Mansa Devi hill-bypass (MDHB) Road, Uttarakhand, India. Landslides, 18(3), 849-863.

Tandon, R. S., Gupta, V., Joshi P. Influence of visible textures on the slake durability and strength characteristics of different Himalayan rocks (under Review)

Tandon, R. S., Gupta, V.,Venkateshwarlu, Bhim, Joshi Pradeep, An assessment of Dungale landslide using drone, GPR and Slide & Phase2 softwares (under Review)

Gupta Vikram, Ramandeep, Sandeep, Tandon , R S., landslide Susceptibility assessment in the hills of uttarakhand himalaya, NE Himalaya , Dehradun (under Review)

Vikram Gupta, Kalachand Sain, Ruchika Sharma Tandon, Slope instability in the Mussorie and Nainital townships in the current climate change scenarios (under Review)


Ph.D. (Engineering Geology) / (2013)
M.Sc. (Geology) /(2005)

Honors & Awards

Best Poster Presentation award in an International Conference IMHG, 2011 during 2nd - 5th November

Best Research paper award of the Wadia Institute on Foundation day Award Ceremony (2012)

Received International Travel Grant by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to present paper at International Conference "Geological Society of America" at Charlotte (2012)

Nominated by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India to attend training on "Slope stability analysis using laboratory Inputs" at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway during 20th -30th June 2017.