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K N Sharma

Prof K N Sharma taught hydraulics, water power engineering, and hydrology to undergraduate and postgraduate students from 1969-81. He was awarded the Ford Foundation Fellowship in Water Management at the University of California, Davis (USA) during 1976-77. As the Head of Hydrology and Water Resources Department from 1981-89 at National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC Ltd.), a Govt. of India undertaking, he was responsible for water resources planning and design of several important hydro-electric projects in the country. He joined International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) in 1989 at its headquarters in New Delhi, and retired in 2010 as Secretary. Widely travelled across continents as an expert and honoured with an international award in Montreal, Canada in 2002 for his outstanding contributions to ICID and Global Food Security, he has lectured in many universities in India and abroad and has published and presented papers in national and international journals and conferences.
List of Books written by K N Sharma


Water Power Engineering, 2/e

Vikas Publishing


  • 9789325968981
  • 624 pages
  • Paperback
  • Rs.525.00
  • 2013



The book provides a comprehensive account of an important sector of engineering—the hydro-power—that is renewable and potentially sustainable. It covers the entire scope of the subject in a lucid manner starting from the fundamentals of hydrology, to various hydraulic and civil structures to electrical and mechanical equipment as required for ...

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