M. Aruna


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, December 17, 1998

Professional Experience: 

Total 21 Years and at NITK 16 years

Contact Details


arunamanlpady@yahoo.co.in, arunm @ nitk.ac.in


+91-824- 2474000 Extn.3351, 3374
Academic Background

Ph.D (Mining Engineering), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 2008
B. E (Mining Engineering) National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, 1993

Areas of Interest

Mine Illumination Mine Environmental Management Mine Planning and Design Slope Stability

Significant Projects

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 (Ongoing):03


 Recipient of „Outstanding Young Scientists‟ award from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
 Received Certificate of Merit for paper entitled “Lighting Haul Roads in Surface Coal Mines – A Design Based on Reflectance” (Vol. 88, February, 2008, pp 9-13)
from The Institution of Engineers (India). The paper is co-authored by N. C. Karmakar & Y. V. Rao.
 Worked with Central Empowered Committee appointed by Honorable Supreme Court for surveying Mine Lease Boundary in Bellary, Tumkur and Chithradurga districts.
 Worked with Central Bureau of Investigation, Government of India for surveying Mine Lease Boundary in Bellary-Sandur-Hospet sectors.

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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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