V.R. SASTRY

Designation: 

Professor & Head

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, September 2, 1991
Contact Details

E-mail: 

 vedala_sastry [at] yahoo.co.in

Telephone: 

+91-824- 2474000 Extn.3370 
Areas of Interest

Rock Mechanics & Ground Control,
Slope Stability,
Drilling & Blasting, Controlled Blasting,
Environmental Management,
Project Planning,
Rock Dredging.

Significant Projects
  • Modelling on Airborne Dust in Opencast Coal Mines                                                                                                                                               Funding Agency: Ministry Of Coal, Govt. of IndiaFunding Amount: Rs.77.04 Lakhs
  • Assessment of Performance of Explosive/Blast Result Based on Explosive Energy Utilization                                                                   Funding Agency: Coal India Ltd.Funding Amount Rs.1.24 Crores
Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 05
Ongoing : 05

Significant Publications

1. Sastry,V.R., and Ram Chandar, K., 2010. Stability Analysis of Highwall- Case Study of an Opencast Coal Mining Project. Mining Engineers Journal, Vol-12, No.4, Nov-2010, 18-24.
2. Sastry,V.R., and Ram Chandar, K., 2013. Rippability Assessment of Limestone Deposit- A case Study. ISRM (India) journal, Vol-2, No. 2, July-2013, 3-8.
3. Sastry,V.R., and Ram Chandar, K., 2013. Dump Stability Analysis of an Open Cast Coal Mining Project. Mining Engineers Journal, Vol- 15, No. 1, Aug- 2013, 16-23.
4. Sastry,V.R., and Ram Chandar, K., 2013. Effect of Berm Width on Stability of Slopes- A case Study. Minetech journal – accepted for publication.

Achievements

Independent Director,Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd, Ranchi (A Govt. of India Enterprise) (Aug. 2007 - December 2013)
Independent Director, KIOCL Limited, Bangalore (A Govt. of India Enterprise) (2009 - 2012)
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Gold Medal for Best Paper published, Institution of Engineers (India), 2006-07, award presented on Dec. 21, 2006 at 21st Indian Engineering Congress held at Guawhati, December 2007.
Hindustan Zinc Limited Gold Medal for Best Paper Publication Award during 2008-09, Institution of Engineers (India), Award presented on Dec. 11, 2009 at 21st Indian Engineering Congress held at Mangalore, December 2009.

 

Contact us

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

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473051
  • Email: mininghod[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in

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