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Dr. Bijaya Kumar Ratha
Name: Dr. Bijaya Kumar Ratha
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.Sc(IIT,Bombay)., M.Phil(ISM, Dhanbad)., Ph.D.(Utkal University)
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E-mail ID: rathabk62@gmail.com
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Utkal University    1/12/ 2010 – Present      Associate Professor

  • Ph.D: 2005Thesis title: Geochemical and geostastical modeling of ore, soil, and water in and around Bolani – Barbil- Kasia mining region Keonjhar district , Orissa : Their implications on environment.Guide : Dr. B.K. Nayak, IMMT, Bhubaneswar.M.Phil: 1987ISM (IIT ) Dhanbad

    Thesis title: Physico – Chemical conditions of ore deposition in Banbas block, Khetri copper deposit, Rajasthan, india.

    Guide: Prof. K.L. Rai, Department of geology, ISM Dhanbad.

    M.SC.: 1984

    M.Sc. in Applied Geology.

    IIT Bombay

  1. Geology Honours:1987-2001
  2. Sc. Applied geology: 2001- present

Courses Taught : Ore Geology, Mineral exploration, Engineering geology, Igneous petrology, Geodynamics

Ph. D. Thesis

[1] Geochemical and geostastical modeling of ore, soil, and water in and around Bolani – Barbil- Kasia mining region Keonjhar district , Orissa : Their implications on environment.

M.Phil Thesis

[2] Physico – Chemical conditions of ore deposition in Banbas block, Khetri copper deposit, Rajasthan, india.

Journal Articles

[3] Lingaraj Sahoo, B. K. Ratha, B.K. Nayak(2018) Mineralogical and geochemical characterisation of iron ore deposit  of Koira region of Sundargarh district of odisha, International journal of multidisciplinary research and development, 2018,Vol.5,issue no.4, pp194-199, print ISSN:2349-5979, ISSN online:2349-4182.

[4]B.K. Ratha  and S.R. Barick( 2017)Contribution of mining on the heavy metal loads of soils-a case study in the iron ore belt of Bolani, Odisha, india, International journal of multidisciplinary research and development, 2017,Vol.4,issue no.8, pp 139-144, print ISSN:2349-5979, ISSN online:2349-4182.

[5] B. K. Ratha and S. R. Barick(2018) Fluctuation in soil contamination due to monsoon effect- a case study in the iron ore belt of Bolani, Keonjhar district, Odisha, India, International  journal of Applied Research, 2018,Vol.4, issue no.1, pp 4-8,ISSN print:2394-7500, ISSN online:2394-5869.

[6] S. R. Barick, B.K. Ratha(2014) Hydrochemical  analysis and evaluation of groundwater  quality of Hial area , Bolangir district, Odisha, India, Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, 2014, Vol.2, issue 5A,pp 22-28, ISSN print:2373-6690, ISSN online: 2373-6704.

[7] B. K. Ratha and S. R. Barick(2017) Influence of mining on physico-chemical characteristics of soils in the iron ore belt of Bolani, odisha, India, International Journal of Science and Engineering Applications, Vol.6,issue 8, 2017,ISSN-2319-7560.

Refereed Conference Publications

  • Ratha , B.K. and Pattanaik,I. (2020) Evaluation of irrigation quality of groundwater of Sundargarh and its adjoining area,Sundargarh district, Odisha, india. Vistas in Geological Research, Volume 18, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(18)In National seminar on “Advances on Earth and Environmental sciences”held on February 16, 2020 organised by P.G. Department of geology and Alumini Association.
  • Sethy, J. and Ratha , B.K. (2019)Mineralogical and textural studies of iron ores of Bolani area, Keonjhar district, Odisha,Vol.17, year 2019 pp 21-28, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(17).
  • Sahoo, L. And Ratha, B. K.(2019) Mineralogical and geochemical characterisation of banded Iron Formation rocks of Koira region of Sundargarh district of odisha,Vol.17 year 2019 pp 29- 37, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(17), ISBN: 9789353513405.
  • Ratha , B.K. and Barick, S.R.(2018)Evaluation of water quality of post monsoon groundwater of Hial area, Bolangir district, Odisha,India,Vol.16 ,pp 96-104, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(16), ISBN : 8190090704.

 

  • Barick, S.R. and Ratha , B.K. (2017)Evaluation of irrigation quality of groundwater of Hial area, Bolangir district,Odisha,India, Vol.15. pp 118-125. Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(15).
  • Ratha , B.K. (2015) Assesment of groundwater quality of Ghasipura block, Keonjhar district,Odisha, India.pp 202-2016, In: Recent advancesin mineral development and environmental issues, Capitalpublishing Company, New Delhi,Copy Right 2015, ISBN: 978-93-81891-27-8.Proceeding of International seminar on “ Geosciences for mineral development and environmental challenges “ held at utkal university, Bhubaneswar On 17th to 19th January, 2014.

 

  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2013) Geochemical assessment of pre and post monsoon soils by application of cluster analysis in the iron -Manganese belt of Barbil, Keonjhar, Odisha and its significance, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(12).

 

Proceeding of national seminar on “ Geological resources assessment and development perspective on 27th January, 2013.

  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2012) Application of cluster analysis for geochemical evaluation of post-monsoon soils in the iron-manganese belt of Barbil, Keonjhar, Odisha and its environmental implications.National seminar on “ Geoenvironmental issues and climate change”, DRS-PURSE Spl. Publ. In Geology, pp 64-71.
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2012) Manganese mining in Barbil, Keonjhar, Odisha and their environmental implication, Vistas in Geological Research,UU.Spl. Publ. In Geology Vol.11, pp 80-88.
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2011)Factor analysis for revealing hydrochemical characteristics  of post monsoon water of iron manganese belt of Bolani and Barbil, Orissa, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(10).
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2010) Physico chemical characterics of soils of iron ore belt of Bolani and Barbil, keonjhar,Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(9).
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2009) Application of multivariate discriminant analysis to soil geochemistry of iron manganese ore mining belt, Bolani and Barbil,Keonjhar, Orissa, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(8).
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2008) Studies on the physico-chemical parameters and heavy metals on post-monsoon water of Bolani and Barbil, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(7).Proceedings of National Seminar on “ Geology of Orissa – contemporary researches” organized by P.G. Dept. of Geology, Utkal University on February 25 , 2008.
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2007) Mineralogical and geochemical studies of Iron ores from Bolani and Barbil, Keonjhar, Orissa, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(6). Proceedings of National Seminar on “ Geological and Hydrological Evaluation of Sedimentary Basins” organized by P.G. Dept. of Geology , Utkal University on February 25 , 2007.
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2006) Geochemistry of post-monsoon soils of Bolani and Barbil, Keonjhar, Orissa- factor model and its environmental implications. Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(5), pp 128-133.Proceedings of National Seminar on “ Geoscience Education and Mineral Development ” organized by P.G. Dept. of Geology , Utkal University on 11-12 March, 2006.
  • Ratha , B.K. and Nayak, B.K.(2005) Pre- and post-monsoon variation of heavy metals in soils of Barbil , Keonjhar district,Orissa and their implications on environment, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(4) ,pp 1-10.Proceeding of National Seminar on “Recent Trends On Mineral Development” organized by P.G. Dept. of Geology , Utkal University on February 27 , 2005.
  • Ratha , B.K.,Nayak, B.K. and Rai, K.L.(1997)  Sulphide mineralisation and fluid inclusion characteristics in Banbas block, Khetri copper  deposit , Rajasthan, Vistas in Geological Research, U.U.Spl. Publ. in Geology(2) , pp 178-192.
  • Ratha , B.K.,Rai,K.L . and Jaireth, S.(1987) Physico-chemical conditions of ore deposition in Banbas Block Khetri copper deposit, Rajasthan. In:    National Symposium on “Development of India’s Mineral and Fuel Resources : Geological and Environmental Aspects”, organized by I.S.M. Dhanbad on July 3&4, 1987.

 

 

1 Two Years as Hostel Superintendent of Godabarisha Chhatrabas from 2014 to 2016,Utkal University, Vani Vihar,Bhubaneswar.
2 Two years as Head of P.G. Department of Geology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar,Bhubaneswar May, 2017 to May 2019.
3 More than 31 years of teaching and research experience:
4 Joined in Utkal University as Lecturer on 8/1/1987.
5 Joined in Utkal University as Associate Professor on 1/12/2010
onvenor of Seminar:

Convenor of National Seminar on “ Earth Science Researches : New Horizons” held on 17th February,2019 under WB-OHEPEE programme of Utkal University during the financial year 2018-19.