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Dr. S. Srinivasa Gowd

Dr. S. Srinivasa Gowd
Associate Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Department of Geology
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D. (1998) – Department of Geology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (A.P.), India.
M.Phil. (1994) - Department of Geology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati (A.P.), India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor in Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 01.05.2022 to Till date.
• Assistant Professor in Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: June 2009 – April 2022.
• DST-Young Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute, (NGRI), Hyderabad: April 2006 – June 2009.
• CSIR-Senior Research Associate (Scientists’ Pool Scheme), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad: April 2005 – March 2006.
• CSIR-Research Associate, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati: April 2000 – March 2005.

Administrative Experience

• Coordinator, Department of Geology from Sept., 2018 – Nov., 2020 (2 Y 2M).
• Warden, Mens Hostel, Yogi Vemana University College, Kadapa, Since October, 2018.
• NSS-Programme Officer, Y.V.U. College, Kadapa, from Oct, 2016 to Nov. 2020.
• Co coordinator, Equal Opportunity Cell, YVU College, from Oct, 2013 to Oct, 2016.
• Member, Self Study Report (SSR) submitted to Director, NAAC, Bangalore, 2014.
• Appointed as Faculty in charge for the Field Geochemical Kit on April, 2018.
• Member, YVU NSS Cell University Level Advisory Committee for the year 2018-19.
• Member, Board of Studies, Dept. of Geology & Earth Sciences, YVU College, from Jan 2018 to Jan 2021.
• Member, Three Members Assessment Committee to upgrade from RGNF-JRF to RGNF-SRF, 2019.
• Member, Research Scholars Shifting Committee, YVU, Kadapa, 2019.
• Member, Extension Activities Committee, YVU, Kadapa, Sept. 2020.
• Member, Discipline Committee, Natl. Sci. Day Celebrations, YVU, Kadapa, 2020.
• Member and University Nominee for the affiliated College for the subject Geology & Geography from 06.02.2020 to 06.02.2022.
• Member, Anti Ragging Squad, YVU Hostels.
• Member, Committee for the transfer of students Luggage from Hostels to University premises, 2020.

Research Projects

• Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation of contaminated soils due to waste disposal from Tannery industries: Two case studies-Ranipet, Tamil Nadu, and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India (SR/FTP/ES 19/2005, dt.14.09.2005) Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, Period of the Project 2006-2010 (4 Years) Total Project Outlay: Rs.16,00,032/-
• Mapping of Natural Resources of Kadapa district using LANDSAT ETM+ image of Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. [F.No.42-61/2013 (SR)]. Period of the Project 2013-2017 (4 Years). Sponsoring Agency: University Grants Commission (UGC). Total Project Outlay: Rs. 11,20,000/-
• Mitigation of heavy metal pollution through phytoremediationin and around mining and mineral beneficiation plant areas of YSR District, A.P., India: A promising greentechnology method, (Rs. 31,50,000/-). Research proposal submitted to RUSA.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Dr. C. Krupavathi (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) | Integrated studies of Mogamureru River Basin in YSR Kadapa District using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Techniques, July 2023.
• Dr. R. Maheswararao | Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis of Multisetup of Quartz Feldspar Porphyries of Kadiri Mandal, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India | October, 2020.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mr. G. Harish Vijay | Sedimentary Structures and their Environmental Significance of the Papaghni sub-basin of Cuddapah Basin, Andhra Pradesh, India, since March 2016 (Thesis submitted on 28-07-2023).
• Mr. P. Ravi Kumar (DST-INSPIRE Fellow) | Geo spatial technology based integrated studies of Pandameru River Basin, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India, since January 2019.

Achievements / Awards : 05

• Qualified in State Level Eligibility Test in Geology (SLET), accredited by UGC 1998.
• Associate Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (FAPAS) in recognition of contribution to Science & Technology 2010.
• DST-Young Scientist Project – (Post Doctoral Fellowship) sponsored by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India 2006.
• CSIR – Senior Research Associateship (Scientist’s Pool), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India 2005.
• CSIR - Research Associateship Fellowship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India 2000.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 54

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 08
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 03
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 02
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 36
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).
• Member, Geographical Society of India, Kolkata.

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• Environmental Geology, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environment Science and Pollution Research.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

• Number of Ph.D thesis submitted to various universities like Osmania University, Hyderabad, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, etc were adjudicated.

Dr. S. Srinivasa Gowd is an Associate Professor of Geology in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India. He has specialized in the field of Hydrogeology for hydrogeochemical studies and Environmental Geochemical studies for the soil and water pollution and monitoring of contaminated sites in India. The environmental settings, including geology, geomorphology, climate, hydrological features, soil, land use / land cover, cropping pattern, population profile, etc., will be covered in these studies.
  Dr. Srinivasa Gowd leading “Hydrogeology and Environmental Geochemistry” Research team in the Varsity and supervising scholars for doctoral thesis, M.Sc., project work and having inter and intra institutional collaborations. He has authored 72 highly cited journal publications, conference articles, and book chapters having h-index of 9, i-10 index 9, average impact factor of 3.61 with 1044+ citations. He has been inspiring the student community and research scholars through keynote lecture/invited talk at several conference / symposia / INSPIRE program. He is having reputed R&D collaborators in the area of hydrogeology, environment and health care applications. He has teaching experience of over 14 years and research experience of 30 years.
  Groundwater potential zones will be delineated with the help of field checks, Survey of India toposheets and collateral data are being processed using the Remote Sensing, GIS, ArcGIS 10.8 environment, which produces more accurate results. Individual themes in the current study include lithology, geomorphology, soil, lineament density, drainage density, land use / land cover, slope, and rainfall maps. These layers were overlaid one by one to produce the final composite map of groundwater prospect zones and this study is extremely valuable for groundwater planning, sustainable management, and the construction of artificial recharge structures.
  Dr. Srinivasa Gowd having rich post-doctoral research experience as CSIR-Research Associate, CSIR-Sr. Research Associate, and DST-Young Scientist for more than 9 years in prestigious institutions like S.V. University, Tirupati, and National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad in India . He has received fellowships, awards, and grants from various scientific agencies in recognition of his research work in India.

  • Dr. S. Srinivasa Gowd
    Associate Professor
    Department of Geology
    Sir CV Raman Science Building
    Yogi Vemana University
    Kadapa-516005, A.P., India

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    +91 8919151738

  • ssgowd@yvu.edu.in


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