MAHATMA GANDHI KASHI VIDYAPITH, VARANASI महात्मा गांधी काशी विद्यापीठ, वाराणसी (An Uttar Pradesh State University)
VICE-CHANCELLOR

Prof. Trilok Nath Singh

Vice Chancellor, MGKVP, Varanasi
Independent Director of HPCL
Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay
vc@mgkvp.ac.in
vcmgkvp@gmail.com
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About Vice-Chancellor
Recipient of National Mineral Award, 2006
Research Interest

  • Natural and Engineered Slope Stability
  • Rock – Blasting
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Engineering Geology
  • Waste Dump and Rock Environment
  • Ground Control
  • CO2 Sequestration
Academics
  • B.Sc. (Geology), 1982
  • Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • M.Sc. (Geology), 1985
  • Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Ph.D., 1991
  • Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Positions
  • Research Associate (CSIR), 1992
  • Institute of Technology, B.H.U., Varanasi, India.
  • Lecturer, 1992-1996
  • Institute of Technology, B.H.U., Varanasi, India.
  • Senior Lecturer, 1996-2003
  • Institute of Technology, B.H.U., Varanasi, India.
  • Associate Professor, 2003-2006
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  • Professor, 2007-2015
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  • Institute Geo Science Chair Professor, 2015-2017
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  • Independent Director of HPCL, 2017
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, India.


Awards and Honors
  • ISRMTT Contribution to Rock Mechanics Award, 2017
  • The John C Gammon Prize, Institute of Engineers India, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, ISRMTT, INDOROCK 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, IIT Bombay, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, ISRMTT, INDOROCK 2014
  • Professor H.R. Anireddy Memorial Award, 2014
  • Gopal Ranjan Research Award, 2013
  • SGATE Excellence Award for Geo -Engineering Contribution, 2011
  • GSI Sesquicentennial Commemorative Award, 2011
  • First P.N. Bose Mineral Award, 2009.
  • Institute of Engineers (India), Certificate of Merit Award, 2007-2008.
  • Recipient of National Mineral Award, 2006.
  • Young’s Teachers Career Award from All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, 1997-2001.
  • Turkish Government Fellowship, through Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, New Delhi, 1989-90.
  • Recipient of Young Scientist Award from Indian Science Congress Association of India, 1992.
  • Research Associate, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, 1992.
  • Sukumar Rikhit (Rock Mechanics) Award from MMGI Calcutta, 1999.


Member Editorial Board
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Earth Engineering
  • Member of Editorial board, Indian Geotechnical Journal
  • Member of Editorial board, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Member of Editorial board, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology
  • Member of Editorial Board,Current Environmental Engineering, Bentham Science Publishers
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Geological Resources and Engineering
  • Member of Editorial Board, Open Journal of atmospheric and climate change
  • Member of Editorial Board, International journal of sustainable energy and environment
  • Member of Editorial Board, Global Perspective on Geography, American Society for Science and Engineering , USA
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Advanced Mining , Fuel and Mineral Engineering
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Advanced Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Member of Editorial Board, Indian Landslide Journal
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Advances on Geology, USA
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Pollution Research
  • Member of Editorial Board, Geomaterial, Scientific Research Publishing,2011
  • Member of Editorial Board, Himalayan Geology, WIHG, 2011
  • Consultant Editor, Indian Mining and Engineering Journal, Bhubaneswar
Membership
  • Member, Indian Society for Engineering Geology
  • Council Member, Gondwana Society of India Nagpur (2014-15)
  • Member, International Society of Rock Mechanics
  • Member, Mining Geological and Metallurgical Society of India
  • Member, Indian Science congress Association
  • Member, Mining Society, BHU Varanasi
  • Member, Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technologies
  • Member, National Executive Body, ISRMTT
  • Vice-Precident, Mining Society, Varanasi, 1988-89, 1990-91
  • Honarary Secretary, ISRMTT, Varanasi Chapter
  • Member, Indian society for Environment and Culture.


Completed Projects
  • Effect of Blasting on Ground Vibration at Pthri-Terresa Limestone Mine (CCI) at Raipur, Funded by Cement Corporation of India Limited, India.
  • Slope Stability Studies in Opencast Mines, CSIR, and New Delhi.
  • Optimization of Safe Slope Angle of Mine Waste Dump at Amlori OCP, NCL, funded by CMPDI, Ranchi.
  • Effect of Ground Vibration due to Blasting on Waste Dump at Amlori OCP, NCL, funded by CMPDI, Ranchi.
  • Fragmentation due to Blasting at Sharda OCP, Sohagpur Area, SECL.
  • Study of ground vibration and vibration produced due to various HEMM at Panchpatmali Opencast Mine, NALCO, Orissa.
  • Physico-mechanical properties of NJJV site of Naphtha Jhakari Power, IRCON, NCL, etc.
  • Effect of Blast Induced Ground Vibration at Dharapani Magnesite Mine, Pithoragraph, (U.P.), funded by M/s Khaitan Group of Industries, India.
  • Fragmentation due to Blasting at Dugga OCP, Bishrampur Area, (M.P.), SECL.
  • Study of Vibration due to Blasting at Nandanwara Mine, Tikamgarh, (M.P.) funded by M/s Eastern Group of Mines, Jhansi, and (U.P.).
  • Physico-mechanical properties of Bishrampur and Balarampur mines, S. E. C. L. Bilashpur.
  • Blast vibration prediction for safe structure – NCL, (M.P) with CMRI Collaboration.
  • Determination of design parameter of Balrampur Longwall panel.
  • Study of load on Support in Underground Structures, for river valley projects S & T Funded by Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.
  • Post Blast Fragmentation Assessment by Various Methods and Their Comparative Study, Funded by CSIR, New Delhi.
  • Upgradation of high-speed camera for blasting, Funded by AICTE, New Delhi.
  • Rock Mass Rating for Open cast Slope Stability, Funded by AICTE, New Delhi.
  • Land slide monitoring and hazard Zonation in and around Pithoragarh, Dist. U. P., Funded by CST/UP.
  • Determination of rock parameter for development of new pannel at Balrampur Longwall mine.SECL, Ambikapur, Chhatisgarh.
  • Determination of strength properties of rock for design of tunnel support for Bansagar Irrigation Tunnel, Irrigation Dept. Mirzapur, UP.
  • Suggestion on the suitability of stone for making of Lord Buddha tallest statue at Kosambi, UP.
  • Geotechnical Investigation for Road Construction at Markundi Hill slope near Chopan, Sonbhadra Distt, UP.
  • Study of suitable ballast material for Railway track, Northern Eastern Railways
  • Advices for suitability of footing for NTPC power transmission pillars under Son River.
  • Non Destructive strength characterization of CHP Ramp at NCL,MP.
  • Blast design for dismantling the under water cofferdam at Mazgoan Dock for Naval Defense at Mumbai.
  • Petrographic analysis of Silt sample collected from TRT,HRT and outfall at NJPS, Shimla.
  • Slaking behaviors of some hard rock, HCC.
  • Evaluation of Sogo Vitrified Tiles Characterstics, SOGO Ceramics, Gujarat.


Ongoing Projects
  • Geological, Geotechnical Investigations and Monitoring of Amiyan Landslide, Kumaun, Himalaya (Uttaranchal), India, Funded by Department of Science & Technology with Lucknow University.
  • Effect Production Blast, Ground Water and Geo-technical Properties on Pit-wall and Dump Stability in Open-pit mines, Funded by Ministry of Coal, with CMRI Dhanbad.
  • 3D numerical simulation for stability of underground structures funded by BARC.
  • Blast induced ground vibration mechanism and its relation with rock strength parameters funded by CSIR, New Delhi.