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Dr. S. Sumithra

Dr. S. Sumithra
Associate Professor

M.Sc., 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

• Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: July 2019 – Till date.
• Lecturer, St. Peters Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai: 2008 – 2009.

Administrative Experience

• Worked as Co-ordinator, Department of Environmental Science from September, 2016 – September, 2018 (2 Y).
• Worked as Member, Board of Studies in Environmental Studies from July 2016 -February, 2021 (5Y).
• Working as Additional Controller of Examination, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa since February, 2020.

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/-.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Mr. S. Jameer Ahammad | Adsorption and Phytoremediation processes for the removal of Strontium, Cadmium and Mercury | September, 2019.

Ph.D Pursuing

• M. Vemula Srinivasa | Adsorptive removal of copper and zinc in contaminated water near mining areas.

Achievements / Awards : 01

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

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 28

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 01
Number of Books Published (National / International) : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 01
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 16
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.

• Wastewater treatment by adsorption, Solid Waste Management, Phytoremediation.

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

  • +91 9573339147

  • 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