Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Professional Experience: 

12 years of experience in NITK Surathkal


Scopus ID: 8222725200

ORCID ID (ORCID No.: 0000-0003-3264-8197)

Vidwan ID: 54658

Contact Details


krc_karra [at] yahoo.com


+91-824- 2473375


Academic Background

• Ph.D (Mining Engineering), National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, 2011
• M.Tech (Rock Mechanics), IIT BHU, Varanasi (formerly known as IT, BHU), 2001
• B.E (Mining Engineering), Kakatiya University (formerly known as KSM), Kothagudem, A.P, 1999

Conference Proceedings: 

Areas of Interest

Rock Mechanics, Rock Blasting, Slope Stability, Waste Management and Environmental Management in Mines


Significant Projects

1. Name of the Project : Modelling on Airborne Dust in Opencast Coal Mines
Status: Ongoing
Funding Agency: Ministry Of Coal, Govt. of India
Principal Investigator(s): Prof.V.R.Sastry Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Ram Chandar and Prof. Ch. S. N. Murthy
Year: 2011-2014
Funding Amount: Rs.77.04 Lakhs

2. Name of the Project : Assessment of Performance of Explosive/Blast Result Based on Explosive Energy Utilization
Status: Completed
Funding Agency: Coal India Ltd.
Principal Investigator(s): Prof. V. R. Sastry Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Ram Chandar
Year: 2010-2013
Funding Amount Rs.1.24 Crores

Supervision of Ph.D

Ph.D Students (Completed): 02
Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 06

Significant Publications

1. Ram Chandar, K., & Gowtham Kumar, B., 2014. Effect of Width of Highwall Mining Gallery on Stability of Highwall. Int. Jl. Mining and Mineral Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, 212-228 (Published by Inderscience).
2. Ram Chandar, K., & Honey Agarwal, 2014. Applications of Expert system in Mining: A Review. Int. Jl. of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol- 7, No. 1, 223-229.
3. Ram Chandar, K., Chiranth Hegde., Mohan Yellishetty., and Gowtham Kumar, B. , 2015. Classification of Stability of Highwall During Highwall Mining: A Statistical Adaptive Learning Approach. Int. Jl. Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, June- 2015, Vol- 33, Issue-3, 511-521 (Geotech Geol Eng DOI 10.1007/s10706-014-9836-6).
4. Ram Chandar, K., & Sastry,, V.R., 2015. A New Method of Estimating Wave Energy from Ground Vibrations, Geomaterials, Vol-5, 45-55.
5. Ram Chandar, K., & Chaitanya, V., & Raghunandan, M.E., 2015. Experimental Study for the Assessment of Suitability for Vegetation Growth on Coal Over Burden. Int. Jl. Mining and Mineral Engineering, July-2015, Vol-6, No. 3, 218-233.
6. Ram Chandar, K., Raghunandan, M.E., and Manjunath, B., 2016. Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregates with Laterite in GGBS-blended-Concrete, Journal of Advances in Concrete
Construction, Vol.4, No.3 (2016) 221-230, (Indexed in SCI, Scopus). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/acc.2016.4.3.221.

Funded Projects (Completed): 


Awards Received:
1. “SRG IT Award- 2008-09” from Mining Engineers Association of India (received in July- 2010).
2. “Outstanding Young Person Award” from Junior Chamber International, Mangalore (2011).
3. “ISTE- SGSITS” National Award for the best research work done by Young Teachers of Engineering Colleges in India (2012).
4. “IE-India Young Engineer Award” from Institution of Engineers (India) 2012.
5. “MEAI- Smt. Kiran Devi Singhal Memorial Award- 2014” from Mining Engineers Association of India (received in July- 2015)

1. Selected by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for “Interactive Meet of Indian Research Scholars with European and Indian Science Icons”. Attended the meet on February, 8, 2007 at New Delhi and had an opportunity to interact with European Noble Prize winners and also the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
2. “Certificate of Appreciation” from MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Sciences, USA (2008).
3. Member, Editorial Board, Goematerial, an International Journal published by Scientific Research Publishing, USA (2012-2013).
4. Member, Editorial Board, Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering- An International Journal.
5. Reviewer, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Science Publishing Group, USA.
6. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Earth Sciences & Engineering.
7. Member of Project Review and Supervisory Group of the Project- Development of e-content for Slope Engineering to IIT-BHU (Appointed by MHRD, Govt. of India).
8. Member, Auditing Committee, Keletch Energies Limited - Vishwasnagar, Karnataka.
9. Member, Technical Committee under KTPP (Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement) Act, 1999 under Sec-4(b), Mysore Minerals Limited (A Government of Karnataka Undertaking)

M.Tech Students (Completed): 


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Ph.D Students (Ongoing): 


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 Dr. K. Ram Chandar,

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

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