Professional Experience: 

Industrial Experience:
Deputy Manager (Mines) ACC Ltd. 3 years
Deputy Manger (Mine planning) TATA Power Ltd. 6 month
Teaching Experience:
Assistant Professor (Mining) in Goa College of Engineering, Goa 4 years 7 Month
Assistant Professor (Mining) in GEC Bhuj, Gujarat 6 Month
Assistant Professor (Mining) in CTAE, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan 3 Years 9 Month

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Academic Background

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mining Engineering (2015-2019)
University: IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India.
Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Mining Engineering (2007-2009)
University: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (2003-2007)
University: MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Areas of Interest

Rock Excavation Engineering
Rock Mechanics
Mining Methods
Mine Legislation and Safety


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)


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 Dr. M. Aruna,

 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 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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