Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total 7 Years and at NITK 11 Months

Contact Details


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


+91-824- 2473377


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

Areas of Interest

Mine Safety Engineering and Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Injury Epidemiology, Applied Mine Surveying.

Significant Publications

• 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.
• Kunar B.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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.


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

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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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  • Email: mininghod[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in

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