Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Contact Details


rpkhokhar [at] yahoo.co.in


+91-824- 2474000 Extn.3371


Academic Background

1. Ph.D (Mining Engineering), J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, 2009
2. M.Tech (Mining Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,2004
3. B.E (Mining Engineering), J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, 2002

Areas of Interest

1. Mine Environment
2. Mine Ventilation
3. Mine Planning
5. Reliability Engineering

Supervision of Ph.D

Ph.D Students (Completed):01
Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 02

Significant Publications

1. Harish Kumar N, S., R. P. Choudhary, and Ch SN Murthy. "Failure rate and reliability of the KOMATSU hydraulic excavator in surface limestone mine." American Institute of Physics Conference Series. Vol. 1943. No. 2. 2018.
2. Balla Kalyan, Ch.S.N.Murthy, R.P Choudhary( 2015).” Indentation indices as criteria in Rock Excavation Technology- A Critical review”. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, Volume 11C, 2015.
3. Kalyan, B., Murthy, C.S.N., Choudhary, R.P. 2015. "Influence of index angle on specific energy in rock indentation test". International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 8(4), pp. 1859-1867.
4. Sheoran, V., Choudhary, R.P., Poonia, P., Inaniya, M., Sheoran, A.S. "Assessment of mine waste water, its impact and management at Surkha Lignite mine, Gujarat (India)". International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 6(2), pp. 306-313
5. Choudhary R.P. and Sheoran A.S., 2012. Performance of single substrate in sulphate reducing bioreactor for the treatment of acid mine drainage, Minerals Engineering 39, pp. 29-35.
6. Choudhary R.P., Sheoran A.S. and Trivedi S.K., 2012. A Small Kaolin Beneficiation Unit: State of art, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 5(4), pp. 775-782.
7. Sheoran A.S., Choudhary R.P. and Sheoran V., 2012. Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage utilizing dimension stone waste, Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 5(2), pp. 119-127.
8. Choudhary, R.P., Sheoran, A.S., Trivedi, S.K. "A small kaolin beneficiation unit: State of art". International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering
5(4), pp. 775-781.
9. Choudhary R.P. and Sheoran A.S., 2011. Comparative study of cellulose waste versus organic waste as a substrate in sulfate reducing bioreactor, Bioresource Technology 102(6), pp. 4319-4324.
10. Sheoran, A.S., Sheoran, V., Choudhary, R.P. "Geochemistry of acid mine drainage: A review (Book Chapter)". Perspectives in Environmental Research
pp. 217-243.
11. Sheoran A.S., Sheoran V. and Choudhary R.P., 2010. Bioremediation of acid-rock drainage by sulphate-reducing prokaryotes: A review, Minerals Engineering 23(14), pp. 1073-1100.


• Secured 15 rank in GATE-2002 in Mining Engineering.
• Recipient of MHRD scholarship in M. Tech. at IIT Kharagpur.
• Recipient of CSIR scholarship in Ph.D. at J.N.V.U, Jodhpur.
• Ranking position of following research paper among top 25 hottest articles in Minerals Engineering Journal (Science direct) for more than two years after its publications and also cited in 24 research papers.
“Sheoran, A.S., Sheoran, V. and Choudhary, R.P., 2010. Bioremediation of Acid Rock Drainage by Sulphate-reducing Prokaryotes: A Review. Minerals Engineering, Elsevier Publications, 23(14), 1073-1100”.

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 Karnataka, India.

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