Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Professional Experience: 

Industrial Experience:

Deputy Manager (Mines) ACC Ltd. 3 years

Deputy Manger (Mine planning) TATA Power Ltd. 6 Months


Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor (Mining) in NIT Rourkela 6 Months

Assistant Professor (Mining) in CTAE, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan 3 Years 9 Months

Assistant Professor (Mining) in Goa College of Engineering, Goa 4 Years 7 Months

Assistant Professor (Mining) in GEC Bhuj, Gujarat 6 Months


Professional Experience: 10 years 06 months of experience in Teaching and 3 years 06 months of experience in Industry


Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akhil-Avchar

Scopus ID: 57202689937 [https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57202689937]

Google scholar ID: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=05kLtN4AAAAJ&hl=en

Contact Details
Academic Background


  • Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (2015-2019) from IIT-ISM Dhanbad, India.
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Mining Engineering (2007-2009) from IIT, Kharagpur, India.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering (2003-2007) from MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Conference Proceedings: 

Areas of Interest

Research/Teaching Interest:

Rock Excavation Engineering, Rock Mechanics, Mining Methods, Mine Legislation and Safety, Mining Machinery, Control Blasting, Slope Stability.


Significant Publications

Avchar, Akhil, and Bhanwar S. Choudhary. 2021. “Ripper Production Prediction for Laterite Excavation in Iron Ore Mines.” Journal of Mining Science 57(1): 66–75. doi.org/10.1134/S1062739121010087 (Web of Science Indexed Q2)

Verma, Rajeev, Ashok Jaiswal, and Akhil Avchar. 2019. “A Numerical Method Approach for Analyzing the Effects of Joint Orientation on Stability of Open-Stope in Metalliferous Mines.” Annales de Chimie - Science des Matériaux 43(2): 129–34. doi.org/10.18280/acsm.430211 (Web of Science Indexed Q4)

Avchar, Akhil, B. S. Choudhary, Gnananandh Budi, and Ulhas G. Sawaiker. 2017. “Applicability of Size-Strength Rippability Classification System for Laterite Excavation in Iron Ore Mines of Goa.” MMC_C 78(3): 378–91. doi.org/10.18280/mmc_c.780309 (Scopus Q4)

Avchar, Akhil, Bhanwar Choudhary, Gananand Budi, and Ulhas Sawaiker. 2018. “Effect of Rock Properties on Rippability of Laterite in Iron Ore Mines of Goa.” Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems 5(2): 108–15. doi.org/10.18280/mmep.050208 (Scopus Q2)

Pal Samir Kumar, Avchar Akhil and Tripathi Anup Kumar 2023 “Comparison of model study with field implementation of gravity blind backfilling method to control subsidence induced disaster in abandoned underground coal mines” Disaster Advances; Vol. 16(5); 10-18; doi: https://doi.org/10.25303/1605da010018(Scopus Q4)

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 Professor and Head
 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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