Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar

Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar


School of Earth Sciences

S.R.T.M.University, Nanded – 431 606

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Personal & Academic Information:
Date of Birth: 01-Jul-68
Qualification: Ph.D.
Specialization: Igneous petrology and geochemistry
Teaching Experience: PG: 22
Courses taught till date

Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry, Thermodynamics, Economic Geology, Geology of Indian Mineral Deposits, Advanced Geochemistry, Physical Environment, Geo Sciences for Civil Engineers

Summary of Academic Career

Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar took his M.Sc. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1995 from Osmania University, Hyderabad. His Ph.D. thesis on the genesis of cumulate gabbro-anorthosites was adjudged highly commendable. He availed Junior Research Fellowship and Research Assciateship during his research career. He has joined as a Faculty member in the School of Earth Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded, Maharashtra in 1996 and presently working as a Professor of Geology in the same institute.

Thrust Areas of Research: Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology
Research Publications:  SCI                                   : 40
SCOPUS                            : 40
Web of Science                : 40
UGC                                  : 40
Conference Proceedings : 01
Citations: SCOPUS : 327        Google Scholar : 327
i-10 index:  15
Paper Presentations:  58
Book Publications: Book Chapter        : 01
Research Guidance: Ph.D.   :  Awarded -  04              Registered - 08
Research Projects:     Ongoing       : 2
Completed   : 2
Total Outlay : 136.88999999999999
Selected Publications

Vijaya Kumar, K., Laxman, B. More and Nagaraju, K. (2018) Mantle Source

Heterogeneity in Continental Mafic Large Igneous Provinces: Insights from the Panjal, Rajmahal and Deccan Basalts, India. From: SENSARMA, S. & STOREY, B. C. (eds)

Large Igneous Provinces from Gondwana and Adjacent Regions. Geological

Society, London, Special Publications, 463, pp. 87-115.

Vijaya Kumar, K. Ernst, W.G., Leelanandam, C., Wooden, J.L. and Grove, M.J. (2011)

Origin of ~ 2.5 Ga K-rich Leucogranite: SHRIMP U-Pb Evidence from the Nellore Schist Belt, SE India. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 162, pp. 867-888.

Sawant, S.S., Vijaya Kumar, K. and 4 others (2017) Geochemistry and Genesis of

Craton-derived Sediments from Active Continental Margins: Insights from the Mizoram

Foreland Basin, NE India. Chemical Geology, v. 470, pp. 13-32.

Resource Person:
Invited Talks:  National         : 28
Guest Lectures:  20
Positions Held:
  1. Member, Research Advisory Council (IIG, Mumbai)
  2. Research Dean (SRTM University)
  3. Head, Department of Geology (SRTM University)
  4. Coordinator, International Student Centre (SRTM University)
  5. Member Board of Studies (SRTM and Sholapur Universities)
  6. Member, Research Allocation Committee (SRTM University)
  7. Member, Research Recognition Committee (SRTM University)
  8. Faculty Sponsor AIPG, USA
  1. Coordinator: International Student Center
  2. Dean: Research
  3. Head: Department of Geology
  4. Director: School of Earth Sciences
Honors /Awards received:

BOYSCAST Fellowship by Govt. of India (Carried out research with Prof. Carol D. Frost at University of Wyoming, USA from March 2001 to May 2002)

IUSSTF Research Fellowship from Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (worked with Prof. Gary Ernst at Stanford University, USA from October 2008 to December 2009)

JGSI-Radhakrishna Award for best research paper published in Journal Geological Society of India (2008)

National Geoscience Award by Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India for outstanding research in Basic Geosciences (2011)

Best Teacher Award by SRTM University, Nanded (2013)

Best Teacher Award by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi (2018)

Programs organized/attended:   
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops etc organised: 10
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops etc attended:  58 

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