Dr. V. Kumaravel

Dr. V. Kumaravel

Name: Dr. V. Kumaravel
Designation: Associate Professor
Phone: 04366-277290
Email: kumaravel@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr V. Kumaravel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology, School of Earth Sciences, CUTN, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu. Previously, he worked as a Director (Geology) and Faculty at the Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad. He has completed MSc in Applied Geology from Pondicherry University and a PhD from the HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand. He has been awarded National Geosciences Award for the year 2017 under mineral discovery category from Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India. He has published 13 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, one book and 12+ conference papers. Furthermore, he has also carried out 12 exploration projects of different levels and contributed towards augmentation mineral resource of different commodities (Platinum, dunite limestone, phosphate, and lignite). He has organized several training programs on petrology and exploration aspects. His research work on base metal mineralization was appreciated by the international audience during 35th International Geological Congress, Cap Town, South Africa. His current research interests are ore genesis, mineral exploration, magnetostratigraphy, environmental magnetism, paleosols and petrology.

Research Highlights :

  • Integrated approach of geological mapping, surface geophysics followed by laboratory studies guided to discover the base metal mineralization in Minjhari quartz reef which was earlier considered as barren. Innovative conceptual model guided in establishing deep seated economic viable Cu prospect at Minjhari (Maharashtra).
  • The relationships among the Rock Magnetic, Geochemical and physical properties of Paleosols from the Siwalik Group of the Himalayan Foreland Basin, NW Himalaya has been established.
  • Magnetostratigraphy of 1030 m thick Upper Siwalik Sequence were established
  • Effects of burial and compaction on soil magnetic properties were studied from soil-paleosol sequences in the Himalayan Foreland, India
  • Paleosols of Himalayan Foreland Basin has been studied, characterized and classified based up on physical, magnetic and geochemical characterization

Recent Publications :

  1. V. Kumaravel, S. J. Sangode, N. Siva Siddaiah and Rohtash Kumar.,2005. Rockmagnetic characterization of paleosols developed in high energy depositional environment: a case study from the Mio-Pliocene Siwalik sequence near Dehra Dun, NW Himalaya, Sedimentary Geology, vol. 177, pp. 229-252
  2. Rohtash Kumar, N. Suresh, Satish J. Sangode and V. Kumaravel, 2007. Evolution of quaternary alluvial fan system in the Himalayan Foreland Basin: implications to tectonic and climatic decoupling. Quaternary International, vol. 159, pp. 6-20.
  3. S.J. Sangode, V. Kumaravel, J. Bloemendal and Rohtash Kumar, 2008. Burial and compaction on soil magnetic properties: Result from soil-paleosol sequences in the Himalayan Foreland, India. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, vol. 267, pp. 235-244
  4. V. Kumaravel, S. J. Sangode, N. Siva Siddaiah and Rohtash Kumar, 2010. Interrelation of Magnetic susceptibility, Soil color and Elemental mobility in the Pliocene-Pleistocene Siwalik paleosol sequences of the NW Himalaya, India. Geoderma, vol. 154, pp. 267-280
  5. C. Lakshmi Narasimhan, V. Kumaravel, K.C.Nimmy and R Venkatachalapathy, 2014. Anthropogenic enhanced magnetic susceptibility- A case study from Chennai city, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 07 (04), pp. 1383-1392
  6. V. Kumaravel, S. J. Sangode, Rohtash Kumar and N. Siva Siddaiah, 2005. Magnetic Polarity Stratigraphy of Plio-Pleistocene Pinjor Formation (Type Area), Siwalik Group, NW Himalaya, India. Current Science, Vol. 88, No. 9, pp. 1453-1461.
  7. V. Rajkumar, N. Siva Siddaiah, S. J. Sangode, V. Kumaravel, K. P. Juyal and N. S. Mathur, 2005. Preliminary paleomagnetic results of the Kakara-Subathu in Dogadda area, Uttaranchal Himalaya.Himalayan Geology, vol. 26(1), pp. 103-108.
  8. V. Kumaravel, S. J. Sangode, Rohtash Kumar and N. Siva Siddaiah, 2007. Pedogenic variations in the Plio-Pleistocene Siwalik paleosols from the Subathu Sub-basin, NW Himalaya, India. Himalayan Geology, vol. 28(1), pp. 47-61.
  9. V. Kumaravel, S. J. Sangode, N. Siva Siddaiah and Rohtash Kumar, 2009. Major element geochemical variations in a Miocene-Pliocene Siwalik Paleosol sequence: Implications to soil forming processes in the Himalayan Foreland Basin. Jour. of Geological Society of India, vol. 73, pp. 759-772
  10. S.J. Sangode1, K. Vhatkar, S. K. Patil, D.C. Meshram, N.J. Pawar, S.S. Gudadhe, A.G. Badekar and V. Kumaravel, 2010. Magnetic susceptibility distribution in the soils of Pune Metropolitan Region: implications to soil magnetometry of anthropogenic loading. Current Science, Vol. 98, No. 4, pp. 516-527
  11. Ramesh K. Nishad, Anup K. Sinha, V. Kumaravel, and S.K. Patil, 2013. Magnetic properties of dolerite dykes and lamprophyre sills from Jharia coal fields, Damodar valley basin, India. Journal of Indian Geophys. Union,v.17 (4), pp: 341-348
  12. M.L.Dora, K.R.Randive, V. Kumaravel and B.N.Gohain, 2014. Geological setting, structures and textures of quartz veins from Thanewasna Copper Deposit, Western Bastar Craton, India. The Indian Mineralogist, Vol.48, No.2, pp.228-238
  13. D.B.K. Khuntia, S. Lenka, V. Kumaravel, N.V. Nitnaware, M.M. Powar, M. Shareef and M.L. Dora, 2017. Mineralogy and paragenesis of Cu-Pb-Zn±Au mineralization in Bamhani quartz veins, Western Bastar Craton, Central India. Journal of Geosciences Research, Special Volume (1), pp. 57-63.

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