Dr. Autar K Raina


Center for Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Studies

Nagpur Chapter


Mobile   :   9422806689

Email     :     rainaji@gmail.com

Senior Principal Scientist @CSIR-CIMFR & Professor @ AcSIR

Ph.D. Mining Engg. (IIT-ISM) & Ph.D. (Earth Sciences)

Gold Medalist, National Mineral Awardee (Mining Technology) MoM-GoI

1. Research Areas:

  • BLASTING in Surface Mines, Railways, Hydropower Projects, Metros
  • Information technology in mining and packages for mining – CREATED FRAGALYST 4.X, 6.0
  • Engineering geology – Created CMRI_Rock (Now Free) software for Rock Classification
  • Rock excavation engineering [Major R&D Project on TBM/Roadheader by CPRI COMPLETED]
  • ReMi, MASW, ANN, RSA, General & advanced Statistical techniques for excavation Engineering

2. Area of Specialization:


3. Major Honours/Awards received:

i. Member, Academic and Research Advisory Panel, University of Ladakh, Leh

ii. Member Board of Studies in Geology, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University

iii. NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE (Mineral) AWARD 2008; citation, certificate and a cash prize, MoM, GOI

iv. Commendation by Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for Clearance of the blockage on River Phuktal, Zanskar J&K during Feb.-March, 2015.

v. SRG Information Technology Award – Gold Medal and Merit Certificate, 2007, Mining Engineers Association of India

vi. DN Thakur Award – Citation and Medal for outstanding contributions in earth sciences

vii. Certificate of MeritLeadership Development Program 0902 HRDC CSIR 2009

viii. Certificate of MeritInstitution of Engineers India for Paper published in JIEI, 2007

ix. Dr. P. N. Bose Award for Geological Sciences and its application in Mining, the IME Journal Annual Awards Function, 21-22 June, New Delhi, 2014.

x. Gold Medallist in PG and N. Dasrathi Gold Medal for 1st Position in PG

xi. Received a citation and Rs. 5000/- excellent R&D contribution in a project on pilot shaft excavation by raise driving technique.

4. Projects completed

a. Major Grant-in-Aid; Collaborative: 16

b. In house as PI/Co-PI: 06

c. Industrial Sponsored/Consultancy (PI/Coordinator): 70

5. Professional Affiliations: 11 National and International Organisations

6. Research Publications

a. Number of Research Publications: 129 (h-Index 11; i10 Index 17; RG Score 19.52)

7. Number of Books

(a) Authored/edited: 3             (b)  Chapters in books: 2

8. Number of Patents/Copyrights granted/applied for

(a)  Patents: 5              (b)  Copyrights: 2 – [Fragalyst with 11 pages on www and 7 on Google Scholar]

9. Dissertations supervised

(a) Ph.D. Awarded 2; Under supervision: 4

(b) Post-Graduation 10

(c) Graduation 18

10. Significant Achievements

a. Major R&D National Perspective Plan Project (around 2.82 Crores) from CPRI-MoP (GoI).

b. Major Sponsored Project of National Importance (around 4.7 Crores) granted by MRVC

c. Fragalyst [Indigenous Fragmentation analysis software] for blasting created and propagated – around 30 licenses in market. Saved on Forex. Fragalyst 6

d. Unique rock testing/cutting facility at CSIR-CIMFR & IIT(ISM) creation

e. Saved 11 Crores to APGENCO using controlled blasting method

f. Excavated a 150 m tunnel @ 15 m from a 100-year-old tunnel in Mumbai for MRVC

g. Excavation methodology near working rail line/station in Mumbai (Railways)

h. Excavation of a new tunnel near a 100+ year old tunnel in Mumbai (Railways)

i. Several DPRs prepared for Mining and Railways including Mine Expansion Planning.

j. Risk criterion for flyrock from blasting

k. Raise driving of 122 m in Ghatghar Project – first of its kind in India.

l. Blasting near critical and historical constructions including Societal Mission Projects.

m. Permissions from DGMS even up to 50 m for blast face

11. Professionals trained: Around 50 [Absorbed by Industry] & continuing