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Profession: Dr. Atul Kohli, Geologist (Jr.), Group 'A'/Gazetted in  Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India [*Operation Maharashtra (OPM), GSI, Central Region (CR), Seminary Hills, Nagpur - 440 006, Maharahtra: 22.05.2008 - till date].  
 
 
(A.) Professional / Work Experience:
 
(1.) Orientation Field Work/ Geological Mapping (During 31st OCG, conducted by GSI Training Institute, Hyderabad, A.P.: During 05.11.08 to 15.08.09) in parts of different geological terrains of the nation (Mainly related to: Elementary Geological Mapping and PGRS (Raipur - C.G.), Quaternary Geology (Jabalpur - M.P.), Mineral Exploration (Udaipur - Raj.), Deccan Traps Mapping (Pune - M.S.), Sedimentary Mapping and Coal Geology (Ramgarh/ Hazaribagh/ Ranchi -Jhk.), Himalayan Geology and Engineering Geology, (Bhimtal - Nainital, Ukd.), Laboratory/Field* Studies (Geophysics, Palaeontology, Computers, Petrology and Geochemical/Mineral Physics Instrumentation, Geotechnical Tests/ Field Studies*, Geographic Information Systems), Marine Geology (Visakhapattnam, A.P.), Geological/Structural Mapping (Chitradurga, Kar.), Palaeontology (Tiruchirapalli, T.N.)
 
(2.)Field Work at Ellora Caves Complex, Dist. Aurangabad, M.S. (During June-Sep’08) for carrying out detailed geotechnical mapping (on 1:50 scale) of cave pillars in Ellora caves complex [Ajanta - Ellora Caves Project, Project ASI Investigations, GSI, CR, Nagpur]
 
(3.) Research Project Fellow/ Research Scholar, DoES, IIT, Roorkee, in a Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India sponsored Research Scheme entitled "Detailed Evaluation of a Landslide and Instrumental Slope Monitoring using Precision Leveling in Harmani, Garhwal Himalaya, and Slope Stability Evaluation of Cut Slopes along Karnapryag-Gwaldam Road" (Principal Investigator- Project/ Thesis Supervisor: Dr. R. Anbalagan, Professor of Engineering Geology, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand): From 19.10.05 to 31.01.08.
 
(4.) Project Officer (Equivalent to JRF / Junior Research Fellow),  NIH, Roorkee, in a Deptt. of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India sponsored  Research Scheme entitled "Stream Flow Modelling of Bhagirathi River - Uttarkashi to Deoprayag, Uttaranchal* (*Uttarakhand): Hydrograph Separation Approach using Isotopic and Geochemical Techniques" (Principal Investigator-Project: Dr. S.P. Rai, Scientist, Hydrological Investigations Division, National Institute of Hydrology, Jal - Vigyan Bhawan, Roorkee, Uttarakhand; Co-Principal Collaborator/Investigator- Project: Dr. Noble Jacob, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra): From 10.08.04 to 30.09.05.
 
(5.) Research Project Fellow, DEQ, IIT, Roorkee, in a Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India sponsored Research Scheme "Attenuation Studies in a small Window of Garhwal Himalaya through Strong Motion Instrumentation" (Principal Investigator- Project): Dr. Susanta Basu, Professor and HoD, Deptt. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand - Now Retired) : From 10.05.02 to 28.02.04
 
(6.) Asst. Teacher (Sciences/ Non-Medical Stream) for Junior Classes in Vimla Devi Vidya Public School, Shyam Nagar, P.O./ Via Ram Nagar, Roorkee, Uttarakhand: From 01.07.01 to 01.05.02 (Academic Session 2001-2002).
 
(B.) Academics:
 
(1.) Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil./Ph.D.) - H.N.B. Garhwal University - A Central University, Srinagar, (Garhwal),  Uttarakhand.
 
**Topic of Doctoral Thesis:
"Slope Stability Studies Along Karnaprayag-Gwaldam Road, Garhwal Himalaya, Uttaranchal*, India (*Uttarakhand)."
 
**Centres of Research:
a.) Engineering Geology Laboratory, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee - 247 667, Uttarakhand.
b.) PG & Research Deptt. of Geology, HNBG University, Srinagar - 246 174 (Garhwal), Uttarakhand.
 
**Supervisors:
i.) Dr. Y.P. Sundriyal, Professor, PG & Research Deptt. of Geology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand.
ii.) Dr. R. Anbalagan, Professor, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
 
(2.) P.G.Diploma  (Environment & Sustainable Development) with 1st Div. (60.45 % marks) from School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (*Through Correspondence and Contact Classes Medium).
 
(3.) M.Sc. (Applied Geology) with 1st Div. (4th Position : 68.50 % marks) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana (University Deptt. of Earth Sciences; Now University Deptt. of Geology: DST-FIST, Govt. of India funded Department), : 2001.
 
(4.) B.Sc. (TDC/ Pass Course) (Geology, Geography, Chemistry) with 1st Div. from C.C.S. University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (Affiliated Institution: J.V.Jain Post Graduate College, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh): 1999.
 
(5.) XII (PCM, Gen. English, Hindi) with 2nd Div. from Uttar Pradesh Board, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (K.L.D.A.V. College, Roorkee, Uttarakhand): 1996.
 
(6.) X (Science Stream) with 1st Div. from Uttar Pradesh Board, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (K.L.D.A.V.College, Roorkee, Uttarakhand) : 1994.
 
(C.) Additional Qualifications:
 
(1.)  31st Orientation Course for Geologists (OCG; Duration - 09.5months; 05.11.2008 to 15.08.2009), conducted by Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad (A.P.).
 
(2.)One year programme in Computer S/w from LBSTI (Govt. Regd.), Roorkee Centre, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, with Grade 'A' : 1997
 
(3.) Certificate Course in Computer Applications from M/s Computer Shop, University Market, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana: 2002.
 
**Computer Exposure:
a.) Operating Systems : MS-DOS, MS-Windows 98/2000/2003/XP
b.) Packages: MS-Office 2000/2003/XP, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Page Maker 5.0 etc.
c.) Language(s): FORTRAN - 77 (As a paper in M.Sc. App. Geology). Worked on MATLAB.
d.) Specialized S/ws: Surfer 7.0, Grapher 1.9/3.0, Rock Works, Auto Cad, Sigma Plot
e.)Remote Sensing/ GIS Softwares: R2V for Windows (Digitisation S/w), Auto Cad Map,ERDAS Imagine,ILWIS 3.0 Academic  etc.
Still having interest to learn more about computers.

(D.) Field Experience:
 
(1.) Attended various field study trips in different parts of India, during the 31st Orientation Course for Geologists (OCG), conducted by the Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad ).
 
(2.) Field work (During June/July/Aug/Sep'08) at Ellora Caves World Heritage Monument Site, Aurangabad Distt., Maharahstra (As a part of FSP 2007-08 in Geological Survey of India, Nagpur).
 
(3.)nbsp; Field work/ study tours(During Oct'05, May & Sep.'06, Mar-Apr.' 07) along Karnaprayag - Gwaldam road stretch (Pindar river valley), Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India, to carry out Slope Stability Studies using Geological Mapping/Studies, Rock Mass Rating (RMR) and Slope Mass Rating (SMR) techniques.
 
(4.) Field study trips (During Sep.'04/Dec.'04/Apr.'05/Jun.'05/Jul.'05) in parts of Bhagirathi River Basin, Garhwal  Himalaya, Uttarakhand for water sample collection for chemical/geochemical/isotopic analysis in lab. (river water, ground water, rainfall, snow) and to measure some physico-chemical parameters in the field itself, in Bhagirathi River Modelling Scheme, NIH, Roorkee.
 
(5.) Mining and Environmental Geology Field Training of 15 days duration in Cement Corporation of India Ltd. (Govt. of India undertaking) open cast mine and in Pyrite, Phosphates and Chemicals Ltd. (Govt. of India undertaking) underground mines in Distt. Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh) and Distt. Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand) respectively : During M.Sc. III Sem.
 
(6.) Geological Field Training and Structural Mapping of 15 days duration around Bhikampura-Kishori area (Tehsil Thanaghazi, District Alwar, Rajasthan): During M.Sc. II Sem. 
 
(7.) One day educational trip to the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and Survey of India (SoI)Head Quarters, Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand).
 
(E.) Publications:
 
(A.) BOOKS/CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:
 
(1.) R. Anbalagan, Bhoop Singh, D. Chakraborty, Atul Kohli : A Field Manual For Landslide Investigations (2007): Published By: Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi, India).
 
(B.)PAPERS:
 
(1.) R. Anbalagan, Atul Kohli and D. Chakraborty (2008): Geotechnical Evaluation of Harmony Landslide on Karnaprayag - Gwaldam Road, Uttarakhand Himalaya [Current Science, Vol. 94 No. 12, 25 June 2008, pp1613-1619]
 
(2.) R. Anbalagan, D. Chakraborty and Atul Kohli (2008): Landslide Hazard Zonation (LHZ) mapping on meso-scale (1:5,000 to 10,000) for systematic town planning in mountainous terrain [Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research,Vol. 67, No. 07, July 2008, pp486-497]
 
(3.) R. Anbalagan, Atul Kohli and D. Chakraborty (2008): Slope Stability Analysis of Narayanbagar Landslide on Karnapraya-Gwaldam Road, Uttarakhand Himalaya [Journal of Engineering Geology, Vol. XXXV, Nos. 1-4, Dec. 2008
 
(4.) R. Anbalagan, Atul Kohli and D. Chakraborty (2008): Stability Analysis of Harmony Landslide in Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand State, India. [Proceeding Vol., The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 1-6 Oct, 2008, Goa, India, pp4652-4658]
 
(5.) D. Chakraborty, R. Anbalagan and A. Kohli (2008): An engineering geological appraisal of slope stability condition at D.S.B. College site on Ayarpata hills in Nainital, Uttarakhand (2008): [Proceeding Vol., Landslide Management: Present Scenario & Future Direction, 2008, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India, pp 157-166]
 
(6.)R. Anbalagan and Atul Kohli  (2006). Reservoir Induced Seismicity (RIS) due to construction of large dams with particular reference to Himalayan terrain.  [Proceedings Vol., International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Feb. 25-26, 2006, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavaur, Tamil Nadu, India].
 
(7.) D.Chakraborty, R. Anbalagan and Atul Kohli (2007): Slope Stability Analysis With Appropriate Remedial Measures For Kailakhan Area, Nainital. [Communicated to: Jour. "Indian Landslides", Lucknow, U.P.][Accepted/ In Press]
 
(8.) R. Anbalagan, D. Chakraborty, and Atul Kohli. (2007): Landslide Hazard Zonation (LHZ) mapping on Meso-Scale (1:5,000 – 10,000) for planning and expansion of urban centres in hilly terrains. [Paper Presented / Submitted for publication): DST, Govt. of India sponsored National Workshop on Environmental Geohazards, organized by Deptt. of Geography, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and District Administration, Mandi, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India: June 4-5, 2007][Accepted/In Press].
 
(C.) EXTENDED ABSTRACTS/ ABSTRACTS:
 
(1.) R. Anbalagan, Atul Kohli, D.Chakraborty (2006): Landslide Hazards and Their Impact on Hill Environment - A Case study from Garhwal Himalaya, India. [Paper Abstract Vol., University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, sponsored North Zone Environment Seminar, Nov. 25, 2006, PG Deptt. of Geography, J.V.Jain Post Graduate College, Saharanpur - 247 001, Uttar Pradesh, India].
 
(2.) Atul Kohli ( 2003). Identification of Problems and Preventive Measures for Landslide Prone Areas of Uttaranchal with focus on the Recent Landslide occurrences in  Uttarkashi (2003). - [Paper Abstracts Volume, National Conference on Natural Hazards, Dec.26-28, 2003,Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India].
 
(D.) REPORTS:
 
(1.) S.P. Rai, Bhishm Kumar, Pratap Singh, Atul Kohli et. al. (2005). Streamflow Modelling of Bhagirathi River Basin - Uttarkashi to Deoprayag - Hydrograph Separation Approach Using Isotopic and Geochemical Techniques . Interim Report, DAE, Govt. of India sponsored research scheme, Apr. 2005, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
 
(2.) Atul Kohli (2000) : A Report on Geological Field Work around Bhikampura-Kishori, Tehsil Thanaghazi, District, Alwar, Rajasthan, India. (Unpublished M.Sc. Field Work Report, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.)
 
(3.) Atul Kohli (2001) : A Report on Geological Field Work around Sirmaur (Himacahal Pradesh) and Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand) Districts, India. (Unpublished M.Sc. Field Work Report, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.)
 
(E.)OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
 
(1.)Several articles published in "Hindustan Times" (English Daily),
" Navabharat Times" (Hindi Daily) and "Vigyan Pragati" (Hindi Science Monthly) ;
(2.) Poem published in "Vasundhara" (Vasundhara VI Issue - 2007)- Hamrock Society Magazine, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
 
(F.) Papers/Posters Presented in Seminars/Conferences:
 
(1.) Presented the paper mentioned in aforesaid serial No. 3 & 4 in aforesaid heading (E.) Publications.
 
(2.) Presented the poster mentioned in aforesaid serial No. 6 in aforesaid heading (E.) Publications.
 
 

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Achievements / Interests:

(G.) Short Courses/ Specialised/ Trainings/ Workshops/ Conferences Attended:
 
(G.1) Attended a short course on "Landslide Analysis and Control": Jointly organised by Deptt. of Civil Engineering and Deptt. of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand (Under the aegis of Indian Geotechnical Society, Roorkee Chapter and sponsored by Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi [Course Co-ordinator: Dr. R. Anbalagan, Professor of Engg. Geology, Deptt. of Earth Sciences, IIT - Roorkee]: Dec. 08-12, 2003
 
(G.2) Attended the Conference as a research student delegate: Deptt. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India sponsored "National Conference on Natural Hazards (Earthquakes & Landslides): Challenges, Perspectives and Societal dimensions with focus on the state of Uttaranchal", jointly organised by the WIHG, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand and Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Roorkee, Uttarakhand. [Dec. 26-28, 2003, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, U.A., India].
 
(G.3) Attended the Seminar as a research student delegate: University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India sponsored "North Zone Environment Seminar " , organised by the Department of Geography, J. V. Jain Post Graduate College, Saharanpur. [Nov. 25, 2006, J.V. Jain Post Graduate College, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India].
 
(G.4) Attended  the conference as a research studednt deligate: Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India sponsored "National Workshop on Environmental Geohazards", Jointly organized by Deptt. of Geography, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and District Administration, Mandi, Mandi (H.P.). [June 4-5, 2007, District Administration Head Quarters, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India] 
 
 
(H.) Scholastic Achievements:
 
(H.1) Fellowships/Scholarships Received :
 
(a.): University Research Scholarship (URS) of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana: For carrying out Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary area of Applied Geology / Earth Sciences (In Academic Session 2001-2002 : (Earlier joned but later resigned from the fellowship due to some unavoidable personal reasons).
 
(b.): Deptt. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Fellowship : Deptt. of Earthquake Engg., IIT Roorkee (10.05.02 to 28.02.04).
 
(c.): Deptt. of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India Fellowship : Hydrological Investigations Division, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee ( 10.08.04 to 30.09.05).
 
(d.): Deptt. of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Fellowship : Deptt. of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (19.10.04, till date).
 
(H.2) Extra Curricular Activities:
 
(a.) First Prize in Philately & Numismatics (For Philately Stamps - Guest Entry Category)  in SRISHTI - 2007 - Annual All India Techno Hobbies Festival, organised by Hobbies Club, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee.
(b.) Certificate of Merit (COM Prize) and Certificate of Participation on Postal Stamp/Philately Collections in SRISHTI - 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 respectively - Annual All India Techno Hobbies Festival, organised by Hobbies Club, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee.
(c.) Third Prize in University Level Science Exhibition, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Feb. 27-28, 2001) on Models/Presentation on the topic "Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards" [Third prize (cash) to our group with individual certificates]. The Annual Magazine of Kurukshetra University - "Kalanidhi" (2000-2001 issue also published the names of group members of this prize under 'Activities of the Departments' for concerned academic session : Group Members: Mr. Mohit Updadhaya, Mr. Surender Singh Manral and Mr. Gajendra Joshi from M.Tech. Applied Geophysics Second Year Year and Mr. Abhishek Tyagi & Mr. Atul Kohli from M.Sc. Applied Geology, Department of Earth Sciences, Kurukshetra University.
(d.) Participitated in Scout/Guide Camps and Cultural/Academic activities during academics.
(e.) Hobbies/Interests: Philately, Numismatics, Traveling Long Distances, Listening to soft music (preferably old hindi songs), Writing, Internet Surfing.

Other Information

(I.) Other Information:
 
(1.) Scientific Society Membership : Life membership of the Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India.
 
(2.) Personal Details:
 
Name                        : Dr. Atul Kohli
Father's Name           : Mr. Om Prakash Kohli
Mother's Name          : Mr. Usha Kiran Kohli
Date of Birth             : July 17th, 1979
Birth Place               : Roorkee (Uttarakhand)
Marital Status           : Single
Passport No.            : E6809842 (Issuing Authority : MEA, Govt. of India)
Languages Known     : Hindi , English, Punjabi (Oral)
Strengths                 : Hardworking, Self-confident, Optimistic
 

(J.) References:
 
References may be provided depending on requirement.

(K.) Would You Like To Contact Me ?:
 
(1.) Official Address:
 
Dr. Atul Kohli
Geologist (Jr.)
Geological Survey of India (GSI)
[Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India]
Operation Maharashtra (Opn. Mah.)
Central Region (CR) Headquarters
Seminary Hills
NAGPUR - 440 006 (M.S.)
 
(2.) Permanent Address:
 
Dr. Atul Kohli, C/o Mr. Om Prakash Kohli
H/No. 415-A (New No. 506), Ram Nagar
P.O. Ram Nagar, ROORKEE CITY - 247 667
Uttarakhand State, INDIA
 
(3.) Alternatively:
 
Dr. Atul Kohli, C/o Mr. Om Prakash Kohli
M/s Kohli Radios
S/No. 05, Royal Palace Complex
Opp. IIT Roorkee Century Gate
22, Civil Lines
ROORKEE CITY - 247 667
Uttarakhand State, INDIA
 
(3.) Telephonic / E-communication:
 
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