Full Name
Dewashish Kumar

Senior Principal Scientist

R&D Group
Electrical and Heliborne Geophysics


Groundwater and Exploration Geophysics

  Academic Identity

Dr. Dewashish Kumar received B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics from Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribagh, Jharkhand and MSc. Tech. Applied Geophysics degree from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad Jharkhand, India during 1999. He had been awarded PhD in Geophysics from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in 2004. Dr. Dewashish Kumar is currently working as a Senior Principal Scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India in the field of groundwater and exploration geophysics. He has 24 years of research experience in the field of groundwater exploration and prospecting using integrated geophysical techniques, groundwater management and development. Dr. Kumar’s research area includes groundwater and exploration geophysics, geohydrology, groundwater management and development, advanced geophysical techniques, surface & subsurface geophysics and geostatistics applied in geophysics and hydrology. Dr. Kumar is a member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences and International Association of Hydrogeologists and life member for Indian Science Congress Association, Association of Exploration Geophysicists and Indian Geophysical Union. He is a Fellow of the Society of Earth Scientists, Fellow of Geological Society of India, Fellow of Indian Geophysical Union and Associate Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences for his research work and contributions to Science & Technology. Dr. Kumar received H.S. Pareek Award of Geological Society of India in the year 2010. Dr. Dewashish Kumar received Best Paper Award - ISC-2017 in Earth System Sciences section from the Sectional president. Dr. Kumar have 76 publications to his credit, which includes scientific research papers both in national and international peer reviewed journals, chapters in books and papers in international and national conference proceedings. In addition, he presented 59 research papers both in national and international conferences, seminars, workshop and symposium. He received many honours and an award both for his research contributions and societal benefit for water and minerals.

Delineation, Assessment and management of

Groundwater resources in hard rock

In House (MLP)

National Jal Jeevan Project: High Resolution Aquifer Mapping & Management in Arid Regions of North Western India

Ministry of Jal

Shakti, Govt.

of India




  1. Award of the Degree of Ph.D. in Geophysics in December 2004, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
  2. Certificate of appreciation for writing scientific article in Hindi in the year 2004.
  3. Certificate of commendation for publishing three SCI papers in the year 2003.
  4. Certificate of appreciation for writing and presenting a scientific article in Hindi in National Seminar on “Water Management and its need” held during 23-24 February, 2007 at National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad.
  5. BOYSCAST Fellowship-2006-07 by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  6. H.S. Pareek Award-2010 of Geological Society of India (GSI) for the best paper on Coal Sciences published in the Journal of the Geological Society of India during the calendar year-2009.
  7. Letter of appreciation and praise by the DG, CSIR on CSIR Societal Mission Project on Groundwater carried out under the Network Project on Groundwater during January, 2010.  
  8. Letter of hearty appreciation from a farmer from Nagpur district, Maharashtra for successful and sustainable high yielding borewell drilled in his orange farm based on the scientific investigation under CSIR NETWORK Project during August, 2010.
  9. Dr. Dewashish Kumar elected as a Fellow of Geological Society of India during February, 2011.
  10. Dr. Dewashish Kumar had been honoured and elected as an ASSOCIATE FELLOW OF ANDHRA PRADESH AKADEMI OF SCIENCES (AFAPAS) in recognition of his contributions to Science & Technology on the 24th Day of December 2011.
  11. Received certificate of appreciation for attending and presenting a research work on groundwater in Hindi in National Hindi Conference organized jointly by CSIR-CCMB, CSIR-IICT and CSIR-NGRI on the theme “Societal Issue” at Hyderabad during 22-24 August, 2012.
  12. Published research understanding and work for groundwater prospecting and exploration in different geological terrain of the country in Hindi “Vasundhra”, issue no.15, pg. 26-31, 2013, and received cash prize under the incentive scheme for original scientific writing in Hindi (Departmental).
  13. Research paper titled “Efficacy of electrical resistivity tomography technique in mapping shallow subsurface anomaly” in Journal of the Geological Society of India, 2012, Vol.80, No.3, pg.304-307 is honored and selected from thousands of papers by Science Publishing Group during August, 2014.
  14. Letter of appreciation and praise by Sr.Vice President (Mines), UltraTech Cement Limited-APCW, Tadipatri Mandal, Anantapur District Andhra Pradesh for providing sustainable water resources based on the scientific work and results carried out under the Sponsored Project on groundwater during the year 2015-2016. 
  15. Letter of applaud and satisfaction by the Nodal Officer, IIAB Ranchi for groundwater prospecting and exploration for providing the sustainable water resources in the complex geological terrain in a plateau region of Namkum Ranchi, Jharkhand, based on the scientific work and results carried out under the Sponsored Project on groundwater during the year 2015-2016.  
  16. Best Paper Award-ISC-2017: Dr. Dewashish Kumar, Principal Scientist of CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad received Best Paper Award in Earth System Sciences section for his research paper titled “Gold - Sulphide Mineralization in Ultramafic-Mafic-Granite Complex of Jashpur, Bastar Craton, Central India: Evidences from Geophysical Studies” during 104th Indian Science Congress – Science and Technology for National Development held during 3-7 January, 2017 at S.V. University Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. He received this award and a certificate from the Sectional President of the section.
  17. Dr. Dewashish Kumar acts as a recorder in Earth System Sciences section during the 106th Indian Science Congress held at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Punjab from January 03 to 07, 2019. He is honoured with a memento by the Sectional President.
  18. Dr. Dewashish Kumar has been elected as a Member of the Sectional Committee of the Section of Earth System Sciences for 2019-2020. He received this honour from the General Secretary (Membership Affairs) of the ISCA, Kolkata dated 25th January, 2019.
  19. Fellow of IGU: Dr. Dewashish KUMAR has been admitted to the Fellow of IGU. It is announced on 15th October, 2019 by Dr. Shailesh Nayak, President IGU & FIGA at CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad.

  1. Kumar, G., Kumar, D., and Warwade, P., 2022. GIS and geophysics: an integrative and inter-evaluating approach towards groundwater assessment, Geocarto International Journal, Taylor & Francis Publication. Published Online on 22nd July, 2022, external link (IF – 4.889).
  2. Kumar, D., 2021. High resolution electrical tomography and self-potential mapping for groundwater and mineral exploration in different geological settings of India, pg.303-314, published Online on 22nd August, 2021. In: Biswas A. (eds) Self-Potential Method: Theoretical Modeling and Applications in Geosciences. Springer Geophysics. Springer, Cham. DOI: external link.
  3. Kumar, D. 2021. Estimating water flux in a granitic aquifer from temperate profile measurements in borewells of a hard rock region, India, Journal of the Geological Society of India, Springer Publication, Research Article, August issue no.8, Vol.97, pg. 900-906, Published Online on 7th August, 2021. (IF - 1.466).
  4. Kumar, D., Kumar, G. and Kumari, A., 2021. High resolution geophysical and geospatial mapping of quaternary sediments for exploration and assessment of groundwater in Ghaziabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India, Groundwater for Sustainable Development Journal, Elsevier Publication, Vol.14, pg.1-14, 2021, Article no. 100638 (SNIP – 1.730). Available online from 8th July, 2021, external link
  5. Kumar, D., and Krishnamurthy, N.S. 2020. 3D modelling of combination of array results for resistivity profiling data over a dyke for groundwater exploration and development, Environmental Earth Sciences Journal, Springer Publication, 79401, pp.1-10(2020), (IF– 3.119) external link, published online on 25th August, 2020.
  6. Kumar, D., Rajesh, K., Mondal, S., Warsi, T. and Rangarajan, R., 2020. Groundwater exploration in limestone-shale-quartzite terrain through 2D electrical resistivity tomography in Tadipatri, Anantapur district Andhra Pradesh, Journal of Earth System Science, Springer Publication, Vol.129, no.71, pg. 1-16, (IF – 1.912), Published online on 15th February, 2020, external link.
  7. Kumar, D., Ahmed, S., Krishnamurthy, N.S., and Dewandel, B., 2007. Reducing ambiguities in vertical electrical sounding interpretations: A geostatistical application, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 62, Issue 1, 16-32, Elsevier Publication. (IF - 1.845).
  8. Kumar, D., 2012. Efficacy of Electrical Resistivity Tomography technique in Mapping Shallow Subsurface Anomaly, Journal of Geological Society of India, Springer Publication, Vol. 80, No.3, 304-307. (IF – 1.466).
  9. Kumar, D., Rao, V.A. and Sarma, V.S., 2014. Hydrogeological and geophysical study for deeper groundwater resource in quartzitic hard rock ridge region from 2D resistivity data, Journal of Earth System Science, Springer Publication, Vol. 123, No.3, April, 2014, 531-543. (IF – 1.912).
  10. Shekhar, S., Kumar, S., Densmore, A.L., Van Dijk, W. M., Sinha, R., Kumar, M., Joshi, S.K., Rai, S.P. and Kumar, D., 2020. Modelling water levels of northwestern India in response to improved irrigation use efficiency, Scientific Reports, Nature Research, Springer Nature publication, Sci Rep 10, 13452 (2020), (IF – 4.379), external link, published online on 10th August, 2020. Accepted in Scientific Reports, Nature Research, Springer Nature publication on 29th July, 2020.
  11. Kumar, D., Krishnamurthy, N.S., and Ahmed, S., Jain, S.C., Dhar, R.L., 2003. Mise-à-la-masse technique in establishing the lateral extension of fractures in hard rocks, Journal of The Geological Society Of India, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp.185-194. (IF – 1.466).

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics); Master of Science Technology (M.Sc. Tech. Applied Geophysics); B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics

Research experience for 24 years in the field of Groundwater, Exploration, Prospecting, Development and Management, Advanced Geophysical Techniques, Hydrological & Geostatistical data analysis for Groundwater studies and 11 years of research experience in mineral exploration and prospecting studies.