Prof. Dr.Babu T.Jose, B.E., M. Tech., Ph.D., FIGS, MISTE, MIE C. Eng. is the Former Director of School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi. He has teaching and administrative experience of over 40 years. He formulated B.Tech in Information Technology and Safety and Fire Engineering for the first time in India, in 1995 and in 1996 respectively. He introduced B.Tech course in Marine Engineering in CUSAT in 1998 for the first time in Kerala. He has served CUSAT in various capabilities-Syndicate member for 5 years, Dean, Faculty of engineering for 6 years, Member, Academic Council for 24 years and Chairman, Board of Studies in engineering for 20 years. Recognizing his professional excellence, Govt. of Kerala appointed him as special officer to make recommendations for establishment of a technical university of Kerala 2005-2006.
He took B.E from NIT Warangal with Nehru Memorial Gold Medal in 1967 and M.Tech from IIT Madras in 1972. He was awarded Ph.D from CUSAT in 1990. He has guided 10 students for Ph.D in Civil Engineering. There are over 70 research papers in International and National Journals and Conferences including prestigious journals in Engineering like ‘Geotechnique’, Marine Geotechnology, ASTM Testing Journal etc. to his credit. He has won two national awards for best research papers in marine technology.
His ‘Log-log method for determination of preconsolidation pressure’ has been recognized by American Society for Testing Materials and referred to in several text books and journals in India and abroad.
He has been a consultant in geotechnical engineering since 1970. He has successfully developed a new foundation technique adaptable to soils of Kerala, especially soft clays along the Western coast from Konkan to Kanyakumari.
He is the author of two books published by Kerala Language Institute. He is a Fellow of Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi and the founder President of Indian Geotechnical Society, Cochin.