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  • KERALA HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    The only research institute under the Kerala Public Works Department.
  • Kerala Highway Research Institute

    The only Research Institute under Kerala Public Works Department
  • NABL Accredited Testing Laboratory

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ABOUT US

Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI) is a research institute which works under the design wing of the Kerala Public Works Department (KPWD). The institute's is to promote applied research and piloting studies to implement innovative ideas and technologies into practice, to strengthen human capital through training and capacity building, and to raise the quality of public construction quality by testing materials in accordance with ISO standards.

KHRI is a "Centre of Excellence in Roads Sector" that aims to promote resilient and sustainable construction practices in the transportation sector. The centre works closely with a range of technical institutes and organisations at the national and international level to serve as a think tank and as a problem solving hub in the roads sector. KHRI houses state of the art testing facilities with more than 61 tests accredited by NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

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ABOUT US

Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI) is a research institute which works under the design wing of the Kerala Public Works Department (KPWD). The institute's is to promote applied research and piloting studies to implement innovative ideas and technologies into practice, to strengthen human capital through training and capacity building, and to raise the quality of public construction quality by testing materials in accordance with ISO standards.

KHRI is a "Centre of Excellence in Roads Sector" that aims to promote resilient and sustainable construction practices in the transportation sector. The centre works closely with a range of technical institutes and organisations at the national and international level to serve as a think tank and as a problem solving hub in the roads sector. KHRI houses state of the art testing facilities with more than 61 tests accredited by NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025 standards.

To be a premier institute that strives to excel in research, capacity building, and material testing to provide world class services to build sustainable and climate resilient infrastructure.

To implement feasible and innovative design concepts through extensive applied research to contribute to infrastructure development while meeting the requirements for safety, sustainability and serviceability.

To serve as a centre for imparting training on advanced theories and technologies through state-of-the-art training programmes to foster socially committed and globally competent civil engineering professionals.

To create and establish necessary technical expertise to serve as a core centre for material testing and quality control in order to aid individuals and organizations in building sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

Announcements
  1. ★ The rank list for recruitment of Project Fellows based on the results of the written test and interview conducted on 17.11.2022 is published
  2. ★ The rank list for the Internship (Geology) based on the results of the written test and interview conducted on 11.11.2022 is published
  3. ★ The Final Rank list of Research Assistant and interns are published
  4. ★ Visit the news section in the home page to download the list of applicants shortlisted for written test and interview for the post of Project Fellow
  5. ★ Recruitment of Geology Interns



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Our Journey since 1972

Kerala Highway Research Institute began its operations as an exclusive research institute under the Kerala Public Works Department in 1972 in Chakka. In due course, KHRI started providing material testing services and training programmes. In November 1993, the institute relocated to its current location in Karyavattom to accommodate the need of establishing additional laboratories and equipments. The institute undertakes research and consultancy works related to concrete and structures, geotechnical investigations, pavement design and maintenance and nondestructive testing of concrete structures. Additionally, KHRI provides several training programmes that are tailored to cater the needs of various target audiences involving students and working professionals of KPWD. We have been able to keep pace with the rapid advancements in material testing by way of updating the facilities and expertise and on 6th January 2021, we got our 61 tests accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). 





Divisions in KHRI

Webinars

KHRI, in association with IIT Madras, conducted Webinar Series- a total of 65 sessions on various significant Civil Engineering topics- in the year 2020, amidst the breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day from the 10th of April to the 27th of August 2020.