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univ. college emblem Dr. Gangadhar K.
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
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Present Position
Assistant Professor
Experience
  • 3 years as Adhoc Lecturer
  • 4 years as Lecturer and 5 years as Senior Scale Lecturer
  • Assistant Professor since 2010
Highest Qualification Ph.D. Geology, 1997
Areas of Interest Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Quaternary Geology and Remote Sensing/GIS
Field of Research Hydrogeology, Quaternary Geology and Environmental Geology
Guideship Details

M.Sc. Dissertations guided

 

Year

Number

Title

Name of student

College/University

1997

1

Hydrogeological Studies of the Coastal segment between Anjengo and Kadinamkulam, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Arun P. R.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

2

Hydrogeological Studies of the Coastal segment between Kaappil and Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Smitha B.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

2002

3

Hydrogeological Studies of the Lower Minachil River Basin, Kottayam District, Kerala

Vidyasagar P. L.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

4

Hydrogeological Studies of the Area between Manarkad and Pala in Middle Minachil River Basin, Kottayam District, Kerala

Anish A. U.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

5

Hydrogeological Studies of the Area between Erattupetta and Vagamon in Upper Minachil River Basin, Kottayam District, Kerala

Jayadevan E. V.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

2003

6

Hydrogeological Studies and Morphometric Analysis of the Uppala River Basin, Kasaragod District, Kerala

Saritha Gopi

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

7

Hydrogeological Studies of the Area between Kodalmogaru and Bekuru in Upper Uppala River Basin, Kasaragod District, Kerala

Shoby Shankar

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

2005

8

Hydrogeological Studies of Ambasamudram and adjacent areas, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu

Renjini Nair

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

9

Hydrogeological Studies of Kallidaikurichi and adjacent areas of Ambasamudram, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu

Suraj P. R.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

2006

10

Hydrogeochemical Studies of a typical Coastal Urban setup in Ernakulam town and adjacent areas, Ernakulam District, Kerala

Jijo Joseph

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

11

Hydrogeochemical Studies of a typical Semi-urban setup in Puthuppally and Vijayapuram panchayaths, Kottayam District, Kerala

Smitha Mohan M. M.

Government College, Kottayam/ M.G. University, Kottayam

 

 

 

Year

Number

Title

Name of student

College/University

2007

12

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Enattu and Ezhamkulam, Pathanamthitta and Kollam Districts, Kerala

Tintu P.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

13

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Pathanapuram and Neduvankavu, Pathanamthitta and Kollam Districts, Kerala

Keerthi B. Nair

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2008

14

Geological Studies of the Area around Chengannoor, Alappuzha District and Shoreline Changes in Thiruvananthapuram District using Remote Sensing and GIS

Vipina P. V.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

15

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Kozhencheri and Chalappalli, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala

Aju M.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

16

Geological Studies of the Area between Aranmula and Ilavanthitta, Pathanamthitta District, Kerala and Texture and Heavy Mineralogy of the Coastal Sands of Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Linikrishna K. L.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2009

17

Geological Studies of the Area between Mannanam and Mallappalli, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta Districts and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Alappuzha and Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

Sarath Prasanth S. V.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

18

Geological Studies of the Area between Kizh Vaippur and Manimala, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta Districts and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Ambalappuzha and Thrikkunnappuzha, Alappuzha District, Kerala

Sreerekha A.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2010

19

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area around Talachira and Anchal, Kollam District, Kerala

Haseena T. H.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

20

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area around Kundara and Neduvankavu, Kollam District, Kerala

Praveena P. V.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

21

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area around Kottarakkara and Odanavattom, Kollam District, Kerala

Faseena V. M.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

 

 

Year

Number

Title

Name of student

College/University

2011

22

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Areas in and around Ayiroor River Basin, Kollam District, Kerala

Resmi S. Devan

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

23

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Areas in and around Ittikkara River Basin, Kollam District, Kerala

Raifa Rafi

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2012

24

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Malayinkeezh and Balaramapuram, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Saleena Vahid N.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

25

Geological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Peyad and Aryanad, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Brijila S. S.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2013

26

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area in and around Palode in Kallar River Basin, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Saranya K.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

27

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Vidura and Ponmudi in Kallar River Basin, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Sajitha S. S.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2014

28

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area around Kilimanur and Nilamel, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Remya S.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

29

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Area between Kallambalam and Velamanur, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala

Chinchu S. Nair

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

2015

30

Geological and Geomorphological Studies and Remote Sensing and GIS based Geoenvironmental Assessment of the Pala and Surrounding Regions in Middle Minachil River Basin, Kottayam District, Kerala

Sreedevi P.

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

31

Geological, Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical Studies of the Marangattupalli-Cheruppungal Area in Middle Minachil River Basin, Kottayam District, Kerala

Vinaya Vijayan

University College, Thiruvananthapuram/ University of Kerala

Subjects Handled
Hydrogeology, Indian Geology, Environmental Geology, Geomorphology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Stratigraphy, Disaster Management
Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

 

  • Member, UG Board of Studies, University of Kerala
  • Chairman, Board of Question paper setters (B.Sc. Geology), University of Calicut
  • Examinership : Member, UG & PG Board of Question Paper Setters, University of Calicut
  • Question Paper Setter, Kerala Public Service  Commission, for various tests.
  • Convenor, Placement Cell, University College, Thiruvananthapuram (2007 - 2010).
  • Convenor, B.A./B.Sc. admissions, 2007, University College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Examiner/Additional Examiner, University of Kerala, Geology Exams, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Member, Board of Question paper setters in UG Geology (2008, 2009, 2010), University of Calicut.
  • Member, Board of Question paper setters in PG Geology (2008, 2009, 2010), University of Calicut.
  • Co-ordinator, DST-FIST Project, Department of Geology, University College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Resource Person, Higher Secondary Examination, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15.
  • Examiner/Additional Examiner, University of Kerala, Geology Practical Examinations (Main) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Examiner/Additional Examiner, University of Kerala, Geology Practical Examinations (Sub) 2008, 2009,2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Returning Officer, University College Union Elections, 2008.
  • Examiner/Additional Examiner, Calicut University, B.Sc. & M.Sc. Geology Examinations (Main) 2008.
  • Resource Person, MAT and SAT, Higher Secondary Education Examination, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.
  • Convenor, B.A./B.Sc. admissions, 2009-10, University College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Geology (UG), University of Kerala.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Geology, M.G. University, Kottayam
  • Convenor, B.A./B.Sc. admissions, 2010-11, University College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Convenor, CBCS Degree Programme, University College, Thiruvananthapuram, 2010.
  • Chairman, Board of Question paper setters, University of Calicut, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Resource Person/Subject Expert B.Sc. Geology Restructuring of Course and Credit Based Semester System, Calicut University, M.G. University, Kottayam and University of Kerala, 2009-10.
  • Resource Person/Subject Expert M.Sc. Geology Restructuring of Course and Credit Based Semester System, M.G. University, Kottayam, 2011.
  • Resource Person and Subject Expert, SCERT Curriculum Revision Committee for Higher Secondary Education in Geology, 2013-14 (Plus One); 2014-15 (Plus Two).
  • Member, Board of Studies in Geology (PG), University of Kerala, 2012 onwards.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Geology (UG&PG), Kannur University, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Geology (UG&PG), Calicut University, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16.
  • Resource Person, HSE Examinations, Government of Kerala, 2015.
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, S2 & S4 B.Sc. Geology Examinations, 2015; University of Kerala.
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, II and IV Semester M.Sc. Applied Geology Practical Examinations, 2015-16; Calicut University.
  • Resource Person, NMMSE and MAT Examinations, SCERT, Government of Kerala, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Duties Performed
  • Convenor, Placement Cell, University College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Convenor, B.A./B.Sc. Admissions, University College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Returning Officer, University College Union Elections
  • Convenor, CBCS Degree Programme, University College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Observer, KEAM Entrance Examinations, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Additional Examiner, University of Kerala, 3rd Semester B.Tech. Civil Engineering Examination (Engineering Geology), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Observer, Department of Posts Test, 2013, 2014.
  • Observer, AIPMT 2015.
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, 2nd and 4th Semester B.Sc. Geology Examinations, 2015, University of Kerala.
Research Projects Undertaken
  • ‘Environmental Impact Assessment of Anthropogenic Geomorphic Modifications in Kottayam-Kumarakom areas, Kottayam District, Kerala’, funded by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Government of Kerala.
Research Publications

 

  • Gangadhar K. and K.C. Tiwari (1995). The Jayal Gravels: Their Genesis, Stratigraphic and Tectonic significance. Proc. Recent Researches on Geology of Western India, Oct. 29-31, Department of Geology, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat.
  • Ancy Kuruvilla and K. Gangadhar (1990). Computer Modeling of Diagenetic Processes in the Sandstone sequence of the Warkallis. Paper presented in the seminar conducted by the Center for Water Resources Development and Management, Kozhikode, at Thiruvananthapuram on March 1990.
  • Mohana Kumar S. and K. Gangadhar (1997).  Probable Impact of Intensive Heavy Mineral Beach Placer Mining on the Coastal Shallow Aquifer System of Neendakara-Kayamkulam Belt, Kerala: assessment and Recommendations. Paper presented in the Workshop on Sustainable Development of Heavy Mineral Resources of Chavara, at IRE Chavara on October 1st, 1997.
  • Indu V. Nair, Kailash Singh, M. Arumugam, K. Gangadhar and D. Clarson (2010) Trace Metal Quality of Meenachil River at Kottayam, Kerala, (India) by Principal Component Analysis. WASJ, IDOSI Publications, Faisalabad, Pakistan. pp: 1-8.

 


Books Published

Paper Presentations
Seminars / Workshops Organized
  • Co-ordinator of the 'Workshop on Household and Plastics Wastes Management' NEAC-2005 as part of the National Environmental Awareness Campaign 2004-05 conducted by the Department of Geology, Government College, Kottayam during July 27th, 28th and 29th, 2005.
Seminars Attended
  • National Seminar on 'Geoinformatics and Environmental Management', organized by the Department of Geography, Government College, Kariavattom on 15-03-2006.
  • Seminar on "Melting Ice - Hot Topic" organized by the Kerala State Council for Science. Technology and Environment in connection with the World Environment Day, 2007 on 5th June 2007 at Priyadarshini Auditorium. Kerala State Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Attended the special seminar “Chemistry: Our Future, Our Life” organized by the Department of Environmental Science, University of Pune and Indian Women Scientists’ Association, Pune Branch on 8th March 2011.
  • Participated in the two days National Workshop on ‘Biogeochemistry’ organized by the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram from 27-03-2014 to 28-03-2014.
  • Participated in the National Conference on "Recent Trends in the Tectyonics of Peninsular India" conducted by the Department of Geology, University of Kerala on February 5th and 6th at Thiruvananthapuram.
Workshops Attended
  • 20 days DST training programme on Advanced Groundwater Modeling ‘Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Mass Transport for Effective Management of Aquifers’ conducted by the Centre for Earth Science Studies. Thiruvananthapuram, 1st to 20th August, 2005.
  • One day 'Awareness Programme in e-Governance' conducted by the IMG, Trivandrum on 11-02-2011.
  • Participated in the K.S.C.S.T.E., Government of Kerala sponsored Training on Open Course Geoinformatics Tools (TOGT-2011), organized by the Department of PG Studies and Research in Geology, M.E.S. Ponnani College, Ponnani during 16th – 17th December, 2011.
  • Attended the three day workshop on “Cyber Security and Cyber Law for Teachers of Colleges”, Government of India sponsored Programme organized by the Institute of Management in Government, during 20th to 22nd December 2011.
  • Participated in the UGC-Sponsored Short Term Course in Disaster Management conducted by the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom from 14-02-2012 to 18-02-2012.
  • Participated in the One-day Workshop on 'Kerala State Spatial Data Infrastructure Portal' organized by Keral State IT Mission held on 3rd March 2015 at IMG, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • Attended and actively participated in the meeting/workshop (2 days) held on 1st and 2nd July, 2015 at LBS Centre Head Quarters at Thiruvananthapuram, in connection with the Curriculum Refinement and Revision and preparation of Model Question Paper for the SET Examination (Government of Kerala).
  • Participated in the National Workshop on Western Ghats: Evolution and Environmental Issues; January 1 - 2, 2016; at National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Earth System Science Organization (ESSO), Ministry of Earth Eciences, Government of India, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Participated in the National Conference on "Recent Trends in the Tectonics of Peninsular India" organized by the Department of Geology, University of Kerala, from February 5th to 6th, 2016.
Refresher Courses Attended
  • Refresher Course (Interdisciplinary) in Environmental Sciences conducted by the UGC-Academic Staff College, Calicut University, Calicut, 10-09-2009 to 30-09-2009.
  • Refresher Course in Environmental Science (Multidisciplinary) conducted by the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Pune, 01-03-2011 to 21-03-2011.
Orientation Programmes Attended
  • Orientation Programme in Multidiscipline conducted by UGC-Academic Staff College, 2001, University of Kerala, Thiruvanananthapuram, 2-01-2002 to 29-01-2002.
Awards / Honours / Patents Conferred
Membership (s) in
  • Life Member, Geological Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing
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