Dr. Dewashish Kumar

Senior Principal Scientist , Electrical and Heliborne Geophysics

Dr. Dewashish Kumar


Academic Identity


Groundwater and Exploration Geophysics

Research Area

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.