Dr. N.C. Mondal

Dr. N.C. Mondal received B.Sc. Physics (Hons.) degree from The University of Burwan, West Bengal and M.Sc. Tech. Geophysics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geophysics jointly from CSIR-NGRI & Osmania University, Hyderabad, and also pursued Advance Groundwater Modeling Study at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA under the BOYSCAST Programme (funded by DST, GoI).

Presently Dr. Mondal is working as a Principal Scientist of Earth Process Modeling Group, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India & holding Associate Professor of Physical Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR). 

His principal research topics encompassed in groundwater exploration, hydrochemistry, aquifer modeling, and entropy theory in water resources. He has developed (1) an efficient & versatile technique for estimation of groundwater potential zones, (2) an Index called Saline Water Mixing Index (SWMI) for evaluating the relative degrees of saline water mixing, (3) a novel technique developed for estimating the natural backgrounds of groundwater pollution, (4) a new innovative entropy-based model for assessing natural groundwater reserve, and (5) also an interaction-based model for assessing the degrees of hydrogeological vulnerability.

Dr. Mondal has actively participated in establishing the Pilot Project on Aquifer Mapping (AQUIM)-India in the collaboration with CGWB (MoWR) & Aarhus University, Denmark.

He has credited more than 120-Research Articles in International & Indian Journals (Google Scholar Citations: 2788, h-index: 26 & i10-Index: 57; https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=Sn5vqikAAAAJ); 19-Chapters in Books and 47-Technical Reports. He has guided 06-M.E./M.Tech. Theses, and 10-Summer/Winter Trainees.

He is member(s) of the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), International Society for Development & Sustainability (ISDA-Japan, Association of Hydrologists of India (AHI), Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH) & Association of Global Groundwater Scientists (AGGS).

He is presently Associate Editor-AGGS Journal of Ground Water Research, and a Member of the National Editorial Advisory Board- Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences: Geology.   

He is the recipient (s) of the BOYSCAST Fellow-2009 (DST, GoI), The National Geoscience Award-2017 (Ministry of Mines, GoI), Bharat Jyoti Award-2019 (IIFS, New Delhi), Outstanding Scientist Award-2020 & Best Researcher Award-2021 (VDGOOD, Chennai). He is elected as Joint Secretary of AGGS & Executive Member of AHI, He has been honored as a “Fellow" of the Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS) for the Year-2020.

He also visited USA, Singapore & Mauritius for presenting his research findings.

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