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Dr. S. Sumithra

Dr. S. Sumithra
Associate Professor

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

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Ph.D. (2006) – Department of Environmental Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore (T.N.), India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor in Environmental Sciences, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: Dec 2022 – till date.
• Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: July 2009 – July 2021.
• Lecturer, St. Peters Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai: 2008 – 2009.

Administrative Experience

• Head, Department of Environmental Science, December 2021-Present.
• Co-ordinator, Department of Environmental Science from September, 2016–September,2018(2Y).
• Member, Board of Studies in Environmental Studies from July 2016 -present.
• Additional Controller of Examination, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa since February, 2020.
• Member in Student Grievance Redressal Cell, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, since 2022 – present.
• Member Board of Studies in the Department of Chemistry, Siddharth Insitute of Engineering and Technology, Puttur. 2016 – Present.

Research Projects

• Adsorptive removal of copper and zinc in contaminated water near mining areas. Sponsored by DST - SERB (EEQ), New Delhi – Project Outlay: Rs. 42,34,900/-
• Evaluation of phytoremediation of native plant species for strontium, cadmium and mercury contaminated soils. Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi as a Principal Investigator – Project Outlay: Rs.11,71,800/-
• Removal of phosphate in water by adsorption. Agri Science park project, Yogi Vemana University, 2010- 2012, Budget: Rs. 1,30,000.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded: 02

• Mr. S. Jameer Ahammad (Full Time) | Adsorption and Phytoremediation processes for the removal of Strontium, Cadmium and Mercury | September, 2019.
• Mrs. P. Mercy Jasper (Full Time) Removal of Anionic and cationic dyes by Biosorbents: Adsorption and Equilibrium studies. March 2023.

Ph.D Pursuing: 02

• Mr. Rahamadullah Baig (Full Time).
• Mrs. Sudha Kuruba (EMR).

Achievements / Awards : 01

• Associate Fellow award by A. P Academi of Sciences.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 33

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 01
Number of Books Published (National / International) : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 02
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 17
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies


Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals


Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Number of Ph.D thesis submitted to various universities like Anna University, Tamil University were adjudicated.

Waste water Treatment by adsorption – Removal of dyes, phenols and heavy metals in waste water using adsorbent and biosorbent, calculation of kinetics and equilibrium studies of the adsorption process. Characterization of the adsorbent.


Solid waste Management - characterization and quantification of waste, population studies by arithmetical, geometrical and incremental increase method, physcio chemical characteristics of sewage and water sample.


Phytoremediation – phytoaccumualtion of cadmium, mercury and strontium using native plants.

  • Vemanapuram, Kadapa, Y.S.R Kadapa, A.P., India.
    Zip/Pin Code: 516005

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  • ssumithra1@yvu.edu.in


What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja