Prof. Bharat B. Dhar

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Member, Governing Body, Wetlands International South Asia

Prof Bharat B. Dhar is Chairman, the Accreditation Committee, Quality Council of India, and Member, National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Quality Council of India. Member, Research Council, CSIR- IMMT (Institute of Minerals and Material Technology), Bhubaneswar. Member, Board of Directors, Tamil Nadu Industrial Explosives Limited, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chairman, KAMP (Knowledge Awareness Mapping Platform, a joint venture between CSIR-NSTAD and Nysa Communications Pvt. Ltd. Member, Board of Governors, National Institute of Rock Mechanics, Karnataka.

Prof. Bharat B. Dhar was Senior Vice President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (an umbrella organisation for Amity Institutions). He was Director (Research), Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (1998-2002). Earlier, he was Director, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, Dhanbad (1991-97). Professor of Mining Engineering at Banaras Hindu University (since 1979), Chief Proctor, BHU (1979-81) and Head of Department of Mining Engineering (1981-83, 1985-87 and 1997-98) and Director, Academic Staff College, Banaras Hindu University – 1987-91 – A Central University of the Government of India. He was Member, Forest Advisory Committee, MOEF, Govt. of India, Member, Board of Directors, Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited, Govt. of India. Prof. Dhar was President, Mining, Geological and Mettallurgical Institute of India (MGMI) (1993-94), National Institute of Small Mining, Calcutta (1994-95). He was Chairman, Institution of Engineers, Dhanbad Centre (1994-96).
Prof. Dhar has first degree in Mining Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, M.Engg. and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Prof. Dhar has published over 120 scientific and technical papers and edited five books, including the Indian edition of ‘‘UNDP Training Manual on Environmental Management of Mine Sites’’ published by Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi (1992-1997). He has released a book on ‘Mining and Environment’, published by APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi (1999). He is on the editorial board of three technical journals, two of which are published from abroad and was editor in chief, Journal of Mining Research’ published by Wiley Easter Ltd., New Delhi (till 1997). He was also on the editorial committee of ‘University News’ (A weekly journal of higher education) published by the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (1999-2002).

Prof. Dhar was awarded the National Mineral Award in 1994 by Government of India, for his significant contribution in the field of Mining Technology. He was also awarded CSIR Technology Award in 1995, and the prestigious NRDC Award for invention on the FIRST TECHNOLOGY DAY OF INDIA, on May 11, 1999. He is also the recipient of Dewan Bahadur D D Thacker Coal Mining Gold Medal of MGMI; Rajendra Prasad Gold Medal of Institution of Engineers.; and many other prestigious awards. Indian Mining and Engineering Journal have adjudged him as ‘Man of the Year” for 1992. He has been placed as ‘Men of Achievement’ by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK in the field of environment.