Harsha Vardhan


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, November 16, 1998

Professional Experience: 

Total 20 Years and at NITK 16 years

Contact Details


harshanitk [at] gmail.com


+91-824- 2474000 Extn.3373
Academic Background

Ph.D (Mining Engineering), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 2006
B. E (Mining Engineering) National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, 1996

Areas of Interest

Noise Pollution and Control, Mine Environment and Ventilation, Rock Mechanics and Slope Stability

Significant Projects

1. Name of the Project : Study for utilization of fine material of mine waste
Status: Ongoing
Funding Agency: Sandur Manganese and iron ores limited, Bellary
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. M Aruna and Dr. Harshavardhan Year: 2013-2015
Funding Amount : Rs. 14.30 Lakhs

Supervision of Ph.D

Ph.D Students (Completed): 02
Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 03


o Received “Award for Best Research Publication (Published) by Science Faculty (ARP)” for the year 2011-12 instituted by Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka for the paper “Estimating rock properties using sound levels produced during drilling”. The award comprised of Cash Prize and a citation.
o Received “D N Thakur Award” from Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India for outstanding contribution to Earth Sciences. The award comprised of Gold Medal and a citation.
o Provided technical support to Central Empowered Committee (CEC) appointed by Honourable Supreme Court of India for survey of mining leases in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts of Karnataka.
o Provided technical support to Central Bureau of Investigation pertaining to mine lease boundary survey.
o Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering published by Inderscience Publishers, U.K from 2008 onwards.
o A book entitled Rock Engineering Design: Properties and Applications of Sound Level is published by CRC Press of Taylor & Francis Group; Publication Date: September 3, 2013; ISBN-10: 1466582952 | ISBN-13: 978-1466582958.

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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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