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Dr. Vangala Sunitha

Dr. Vangala Sunitha

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

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Ph.D. (2004) – Department of Applied Geochemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Professor, Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2022 to 26.06.2022.
• Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2019 – Till date.
• Assistant Professor (Stage III), Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2016 - 26.06.2019.
• Assistant Professor (Stage II), Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 26.06.2011 - 26.06.2016.
• Assistant Professor (Stage I), Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2007 - 26.06.2011.
• Raman Post Doctoral Fellow at Department of Geology, Environmental Earth Sciences, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio USA: Dr.Mark P.Krekeler: 2016-2017.
• Project Fellow, Department of Geology, Osmanaia University, Hyderabad: 2005 – 2007.
• Project Fellow, National Geophysical Research Institute NGRI, Hyderabad: 2004 – 2005.

Administrative Experience

• Coordinator, College Development Council, Yogi Vemana University since 2020.
• NSS Programme officer Unit V YVU since 2019.
• Member Grievance Cell, YVU since 2020.
• Coordinator E class Room, YVU since 2018.
• Worked as Observer for APSLET 2014 & 2015.
• Coordinator, Dept. of Geology, YVU 7.8.2014 to 27.08.2016.
• Member, Nature club since 30.3.2016.
• Member of organizing committee for many conferences/seminars/workshops held at Department of Geology, YV University, Kadapa.
• Member in the inspection committee for the establishment of new colleges under Y. V. University, Kadapa.
• Participated in DST sponsored Inspire Internship Science camp 2016 during Nov 1-5 2016 at YVU, Kadapa.
• Warden Women’s Hostel, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa during 2012-2016.
• Member, Directorate of Admissions, YVU, 2016 to till date.
• Participated in DST sponsored Inspire Internship Science camp held during December 14-18 2017 at YVU, Kadapa.
• Reception committee for All India Inter University Ball Badminton Men Tournament-2017. Dt: 14.12.2017.
• Participated in DST sponsored Inspire Internship Science camp held during December 14-18 2017 at YVU, Kadapa.
• Coordinator, in charge for E-Class Room I Dt: 23.1.2018.

Research Projects

Phosphate sorption on Kyanite and or other aluminum rich minerals. UGC Raman Post doctoral fellowship (F. No. 5/50/2016(IC) (SR), Dated: 10.02.2016). 2015-2016 (plan). UGC, New Delhi, India. | Rs. 25,17,752/- | 2016-17.
Geochemistry and health impact of fluoride in Ground water in parts of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. D.O.No.SR/FTP/ES 50/2007 | Rs. 12,00,000/- | 2008-2011.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• J. Abdulla Khan, Inspire Fellow-DST, New Delhi | Lineament analysis for Natural Resources Management in parts of Papaghni sub basin using Remote Sensing Techniques.”| March, 2016.
• B. Muralidhara Reddy Project Assistant-DST, New Delhi | Geochemistry and health impact of fluoride in Groundwater in parts of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh | April, 2016.

Ph.D Pursuing

• B. Suvarna | Hydrogeological Assessment of Groundwater in and around cement plants and Limestone Quarries of Yerraguntla, Y.S.R District, A.P India.
• Y. Sudharshana Reddy Inspire Fellow-DST, New Delhi | Innovative approaches to environmental and health impact assessment related to abandoned mine lands: A case study in SW part of Cuddapah basin.

Achievements / Awards : 11

• Andhra Pradesh State Scientist Award 2020.
• Outstanding Scientist Award from International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine, Coimbatore, India.
• Bharat Vikas Award, 2019.
• Outstanding Geochemist from Venus International Research Award Chennai, 2019.
• Associate Fellow, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, Amaravathi in 2018.
• Raman Post doctoral fellowship U.S.A for the year 2016-17. UGC, New Delhi, India.
• Young Scientist: Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2007.
• Principal Investigator in the DST Research Project 2007.
• Fellowship from APCOST (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science & Technology, Hyderabad), 2000.
• CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) UGC-NET Eligibility for Lectureship, 2000.
• Fellowship from UGC, University Grants Commission New Delhi 2005.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 89

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 02
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 10
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 25
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life Member: Indian Women Scientists Association IWSAH-20-004 since 2021.
• Member: The Asia Society of Researcher: R 2190 93281.
• Member- South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE) Membership No: 20201214001.
• Member in International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UK.
• Life fellow of the Third world organization for women in science and technology (TWOWS).
• Fellow - Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG) .
• Life Member - Association of Environmental Geochemists (AEG) .
• Life Member - International Association of Engineers (IAENG) Membership No: 220037.
• Life member in National Environmental Science academy ( NESA) .
• Member in Indian Geological Congress (IGC) .
• Fellow - Society of Earth Scientists.
• Fellow - Indian Academy of Geosciences (IAG) .
• Life Member - Journal of Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) .
• Member: International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) .
• Member: International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS).

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals


Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication


• Environmental Geochemistry
• Hydro-geochemistry and Groundwater Pollution
• Hydrogeology
• Remote Sensing, GIS.

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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