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Prof. Dheeraj Kumar
Deputy Director

21 years’ experience in Academic, Research & Consultancy, and Administration
Founded the Section 8 company on Mining Technology Innovations, TEXMiN Foundation for developing technologies, innovation & start up ecosystems in Mining and Earth Science domains with substantial funding from Govt.of India (Rs. 11000 Lakh under National Mission on Cyber Physical Systems) and industries.
15 start-ups’ companies in Mining Technology domain are incubated in TEXMiN with substantial financial supports. Most of the founders are from top notch institutions including IITs.
A group of 25+ IIT Alumni are presently working in TEXMiN Technology Development, Innovation & Enerprenureship activities under my leadership.
38 projects of Technology Development are operated in TEXMiN Foundation under my Guidance out of which 10 technologies are commercialized and being used in coal and metal mines.
Founded the section 8 company for Community Innovation and the livelihood of local society, ACIC IIT (ISM) Foundation, with substantial funding from Govt. (NITI Aayog) and other organizations. Currently, 29 start-ups are incubated at ACIC IIT (ISM) Foundation.
Significant credentials in Mining and Construction industries, with R&D projects (ongoing and completed projects) and CoEs with funding of Rs. 3870.57 Lakh sponsored by CIL, MoM, MOC, DST, DoS, MoWR & MoE.
Developed and commercialized indigenous mining technologies for safe and productive mines.
Guided 21 PhD Scholars in the domain of Mine digitization, Automation, Remote Sensing & GIS.
Published 43 Journal papers in SCI indexed Journals (WoS database)
Ongoing/Completed 73 Industrial projects worth Rs. 3024 Lakhs on Mine Digitization, Monitoring & Digitalization, including Orientation and Alignment of the longest road tunnel (Chenani – Nasri Road Tunnel) connecting Jammu with Srinagar.
Organized 43 Professional Development Programmes (PDP) of one week to 14 weeks durations and trained 674 Mining Executives in Mine Digitization, Monitoring & Digitalization.
Started M. Tech Geomatics program with an emphasis on applications of LIDAR, AI-based Image Processing, Drone, and Remote Sensing (Optical & Microwave).
Coordinator and member at various committees constituted by the Govt. and Industry, namely, Coordinator, Satellite-Based IIRS Outreach Programmes on GIS, GPS & Remote Sensing, IIRS; Member of GISAcademia Council of India; Member of National Geodetic and Geospatial Consortium (NGGC), DST, Govt. of India, Coordinator, RESPOND program of SAC, ISRO, Jharkhand Cluster, etc.
Operationalizing International Relations and Alumni Cell, Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, Centre for Societal Mission, and Media and Branding Cell.

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Indian Institute of Technology
(Indian School of Mines)
Dhanbad- 826004
Jharkhand, India


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