Krishnamurthy R - Department of Earth Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Krishnamurthy R
R. Krishnamurti Professor 91-1332-285416
Areas of Interest
  • Ore Geology, Fluid inclusion in Mineral Deposits, Gold and Uranium mineralization in Precambrian Terrains .
Professional Background
2014-04-04OngoingProfessorEarth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
2007-01-017 years Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2003-01-014 years Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2002-01-011 year ReaderVikram University, UJJain
1995-01-017 years Senior LecturerVikram University, Ujjain
1990-01-015 years LecturerVikram University, Ujjain
1989-01-011 year Research AssociateIIT Bombay
1987-01-012 years Senior Research FellowIIT Bombay
1985-01-012 years Junior Research FellowIIT Bombay
Honors and Awards
Visiting FellowshipIndian National Science Academy, New Delhi2002
Young ScientistMadhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology1991
National Rural Talented ScholarGovernment of Tamil Nadu1974
Educational Details
B.ScApplied GeologyAnna University Madras1982
M.Sc.Applied GeologyI.I.T., Bombay1984
Ph.D.Ore GeologyI.I.T., Bombay1990
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Ore Characterization and Uranium Metallogeny in Rohil Jahaz areas of RajasthanBoard of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India2018-04-262 years 11 months 5 days
Lode gold mineralization in the Southern Granulite Terrain, Kerala: geochemical and petrological constraints on their genesis.Department of Science and Technology, Government of India2011-04-013 years 5 months 29 days
Hydrothermal alteration pattern based exploration model for uranium in southern part of Sonrai Basin, Lalitpur Distt., U.P.Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India2008-04-012 years 11 months 30 days
Study of Platinum and gold mineralization associated with Sukinda Chromite Deposit, OrissaIndo Russian Collaborative Project, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India2006-10-013 years 5 months 30 days
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Asian Conference on Researches in Fluid InclusionsIIT BombayMinistry of Science and Technology, India2016-11
Geoscience EducationUniversity of HyderabadInternational Union of Geological Sciences2014-01
  • South Asian Association of Economic Geologists, Fellow
  • Geological Society of India, Fellow
  • Indian Geological Congress, Life Member
  • Society of Economic Geologists, USA, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Economic GeologyESN 305M Tech Geological & Geophysical TechnologyAutumn
Economic and Ore GeologyESN 525MSc Applied GeologySpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Genesis of Gold Mineralization in Hira Buddini, Hutti Schist Belt, KarnatakaAjit Kumar SahooA2014-01-16
Genesis of gold mineralization in Wynad, Southern Granulite Terrain of IndiaSaju VarheeseA2010-07
Genesis of gold mineralization in Attappadi area of Moyar-Bhavani Shear Zone, KeralaT Pradeep KumarA2006-07-01
Fluid Inclusions and Mineralogical Studies of Tungsten Mineralization in Sewariya Granite of RajasthanT PrabhakarA1995-07-01
Ore Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Genesis of Iron Ores of a Part of Dalli Rajhara Belt Madhya Pradesht of DH S KaleA1993-07-10
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Institute of Geology & Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, BeijingChairman of a Session on Gold Deposits in Russia & China2018-09-14
Center for Advanced Studies in Geology, Kumaon University, NainitalInvited Talk in a Conference o Recent Trends of Research in Earth Sciences2019-03-21
IIT MumbaiInternational Conference on Fluid Inclusions2016-11-25
Centre for Advanced Studies in Geology, BHU, VaranasiInvited Lecture2018-03-19
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Asian Conference on Researches in Fluid InclusionsNational Science Foundation of China2018-09
National International Collaboration
Uranium Metallogeny in RajasthanAtomic Minerals Directorate and Exploration
Genetic Modelling of Chitradurga Gold DepositNational Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
Books Authored
  • Pruseth,K.L., Ravikant,V., Varghese,S. and Krishnamurthi,R., Mantle derived carbonate fluid alteration and gold mineralization in Southern Granulite Terrain, Wyanad., Springer Verlag, 2010.
  • Krishnamurthi, R., Sen, A.K., Pradeepkumar,T. and Sharma,R., . Gold mineralization in the southern Granulite Terrain of India., Narosa House Delhi, 2010.
  • Krishnamurthi, R. and Prabhakar, T., The nature, fluid characteristics and genesis of tungsten mineralization in Rajasthan: A brief review., Narosa Publishing House Delhi, 2000.
Referred Journal Papers
  • Abundance of carbonic fluid inclusions in Hira-Buddini gold deposit, Hutti- Maski greenstone Belt, India: Inferences from petrography and volume ratio estimation of fluid components, Krishnamurthi,R., Sahoo,A.K., Sharma, R.and Sangurmath, P, Springer, 2020 , Journal of Earth Sciences, , 31(3) vols , 492-499 pages
  • Nature of ore forming fluids, wallrock alteration and P-T conditions of gold mineralization at Hira-Buddini, Hutti- Maski greenstone Belt, Dharwar craton, India, Sahoo, A.K., Krishnamurthi, R. and Sangurmath, P, Elsevier, 2018 , Ore Geology Reviews , 99 vols , 195-216 pages
  • Genetic aspects of gold mineralization in the Southern Granulite Terrain, India, Sahoo, A.K., Krishnamurthi, R. Ravikant,V., Pruseth, K.L., Manju, N., Varghese. S and Pradeepkumar, T., Elsevier, 2016 , Ore Geology Reviews , 72 vols , 1243 -1262 pages
  • Auriferous lode of Hira‐Buddini gold mine, Hutti‐Maski Schist Belt, Dharwar Craton: Mineralogy, alteration, types and mechanism of the vein emplacement., Sahoo, A.K., Krishnamurthi, R. and Sangurmath, P., Springer, 2016 , Jour. Geological Society of India , 88 vols , 675-684 pages
  • Phase Separation of Ore Forming Fluid Related to Gold Mineralization in Wynad Gold field, Southern Granulite Terrain, India: Evidences from Fluid inclusion Studies., Sahoo, A.K., Krishnamurthi, R. and Varghese, S., Elsevier, 2015 , Geology of Ore Deposits , 57 vols , 522-535 pages
  • The Nature–Evolution of Fluids and Genesis of Gold Mineralization in the Southern Granulite Terrain: Evidences from Petrological, Fluid inclusion and Geochemical Studies., Krishnamurthi, R. ,Ravikant,V., Pruseth, K.L. and Varghese. S., Mineralogical Society of India, 2014 , Indian Mineralogist , 48(2) vols , 151-168 pages
  • Current Understanding on the Genesis of Lode Gold Mineralization in the Southern Granulite Terrain, Peninsular India., Krishnamurthi, R, Indian Society of Applied Geochemistry, 2012 , Applied Geochemistry , 14(4) vols , 370-382 pages
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