9. DR. BIJAY MIHIR KUNAR

Designation: 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total 9 Years and at NITK 5 years

Contact Details

E-mail: 

bkunar [at] gmail.com
bkunar [at] nitk.edu.in

Telephone: 

+91-824- 247377

Mobile: 

(+91)-8884834907
Academic Background

 Ph.D. (Mining Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2009
 M.E., (Mining Engineering), IIEST, Shibpur. (Formerly BESU, Shibpur), 2003
 B.E. (Mining Engineering), GCE, Keonjhar, Odisha (Formerly OSME, Keonjhar), 2001

Conference Proceedings: 

20
Areas of Interest

Mine Safety Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Mine Surveying and Geomatics, Thermal Conductivity of Rocks

Journals: 

9

Book Chapters: 

3
Supervision of Ph.D

Ph.D ongoing: 03

Significant Publications

1. Kunar, B.M., Bhattacherjee, A., Chau N. (2008).“Relationships of job hazards, lack of knowledge, alcohol use, health status and risk taking behaviour to work injuries of underground coal miners: A case-control study in India” “ Journal of Occupational Health, Japan” 2008, Vol. 50 (3), pp.236-244.
2. KunarB.M., Bhattacherjee A., Chau N. (2010). “A matched case-control study of occupational injury in underground coalmine workers” The Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM Journal), Vol. 110, pp. 1-9.
3. Chau N.,Bhattacherjee A.,Kunar B.M., Lorhandicap group (2009).“Relationship between job, lifestyle, age and occupational injuries” Occupational Medicine, London, 2009, Vol. 59, pp.114 -119.
4. Bhattacherjee A.,Kunar B.M. (2011).“Epidemiology: A tool for risk analysis of mine injuries” Transactions of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Engineering (SME) USA, 2011, Vol. 328, pp. 490-500.
5. Bhattacherjee A., Kunar B.M., Baumann Michele, Chau N, Lorhandicap group (2013). “The role of occupational activities and work environment in occupational injury and interplay of personal factors in various age groups among Indian and French coal miners” International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 2013; Vol. 26(6), pp.1-20.
6. Kunar B.M., Bhattacherjee A.,Samanta B.,Mitra A.(2014). “Relationships of Individual and work related factors with obstructive type lung function disorder of underground coal miners-A Spirometry study” Journal of Geology and Mining Research 2014, Vol.6(5), pp.57-63.
7. Bhattacherjee A., Kunar B.M., (2016): “Miners’ return to work following injuries in coal mines” Medycyna pracy 12/2016; 67(6). DOI:10.13075/mp.5893.00429.
8. Kumar V., Murthy ChSN, Kunar B.M. (2016): “Prediction and Measurement Methods of Thermal Properties in Rock Drilling Process - A Review” Concurrent Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 3(1) 2017, pp. 1-6. /doi.org/10.18831/came/2017011001.
9. Vijay Kumar S, Ch. S. N. Murthy, B. M. Kunar, “Effect of thermal response on physical properties during drilling operations-A case study”, in Materials Today Proceedings Vol. 5(2) 2018, pp. 7404-7409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.411

Funded Projects (Completed): 

3
Achievements

1. Second Class Managers’ Certificate of Competency (Restricted) from Directorate General of Mines Safety, Govt. of India.
2. Recipient of the “Hindustan Zinc Limited Prize” by the Institution of Engineers (INDIA) for the best technical research paper.
3. Awarded SRF Fellowship from MHRD Govt. of India during July 2004 to April 2007 for carrying out Ph.D. at IIT Kharagpur.
4. Recipient of NRTS and National Merit Scholarships.

M.Tech Students (Completed): 

12

M.Tech Students (Ongoing): 

1

Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 

3

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Prof. V. R. Sastry, Head of the Department
Department of Mining Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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