The CES Vice – President Ravi Sharma decided to take a walk down his next neighborhood to interview Dr. B C Punmia for the Civil Engineering Branch Magazine “Srishtee”. Unfortunately the author recently suffered from an illness and thus is not in a position to give an interview, as told us by his son Dr. Arun Kumar Jain; who co – authored him in many of his books.
Dr. B. C. Punmia is an eminent author of 18 books, most of which are followed as textbooks in various NITs and Private Engineering Colleges. Having graduated in1959 with ‘HONOURS’, he obtained his Master’s degree in 1969 with ‘HONOURS’ and Ph. D in 1976. Having started his career as Assistant Professor in 1959, he was elevated to the posts of Reader in 1965 and Professor in 1978. He also held the posts of Head of Civil Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur. During his teaching career of about 36 years, he guided a large number of research students. Dr. Punmia has authored more than hundred papers, monographs and technical reports published in various Indian and Foreign Journals. He had been consultant to various government, semi-government and private organizations.
This is all we could manage this summer.