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Founded by Dr Gopal Dhawan, formerly Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd., and formerly Executive Director, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, the Dr Dhawan Academy of Geologists is a virtual institute and consulting firm providing education, training and consultancy in the field of Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Rock Mechanics and Mineral Exploration. The Academy also provides education in Geology for major competitive examinations in India. To achieve this the Academy conducts class room & online customized courses .

The team at the helm of the affairs of the Academy includes some of the eminent professionals in the field of infrastructure development and academics in India. Our experts have been captains of infrastructure industry and possess wide experience of working in reputed government, public sector and private organisations in the country like Geological Survey of India ( GSI ), Central Soil and Materials Research Station (CSMRS ), NHPC, SJVN, NTPC, WAPCOS, Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd ( MECL ), IITs and various other Organization and Academic Institutions.

The Academy has been established under the aegis of M/s DDAG Private Limited, a company incorporated under Indian Companies Act 2013 (CIN-U74200UP2020PTC125879).

The company’s GST number is 09AAHCD6224B1ZY.

DDAG Profile


Capacity building for Geotechnical Investigations and quality consultancy services for infrastructure projects.


Providing consultancy in Geotechnical, Mineral Exploration, and allied disciplines under the supervision of experienced consultants from the Academy’s pool of experts.

Conducting skill development programs for students and executives.

Mentoring aspiring young geologists attempting competitive examinations for Government and Public Sector organisations.


Founder & Chairman

Consulting Engineering Geologist

Formerly Chairman-Cum-Managing Director, MECL
Formerly Executive Director (Geo-tech & Project Investigations), NHPC

MISRA, Ramesh Narain  
Advisor (Engineering & Contracts)

Adjunct Professor, WRDM, IIT, Roorkee Formerly Chairman & Managing Director,


DEVA, Yogendra  
Director & Advisor (Geology &  Strategy)

Consulting Engineering Geologist
Formerly Director (Vol. Retd.),

Geological Survey of India
Formerly Vice President for Asia, IAEG
Formerly Secretary & Editor, ISEG

SWAROOP, Sidharth
Consultant & Faculty (Glaciology)

Formerly Dy. Director General, Geological Survey of India

MATHUR, Naresh Kumar
Advisor (Technical &  Coordination)

Consulting Engineering Geologist
Formerly General Manager, NHPC

MURTY, Maruvada  Suryanarayana
Advisor (Accounts & Finance)

Member, Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Formerly Director (Finance), MECL
Formerly Additional General Manager, KIOCL


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AHMED, Mohammed J 
Consultant & Faculty
(Geotechnical& Engineering Geology)

Geotechnical Manager & Specialist Engg. Geology
The Arab Centre for Engg. Studies, Dubai
Formerly Senior Geologist (Vol. Retd.), Geological Survey of India

Consultant & Faculty (Seismic Design)

Formerly Director, CWPRS
Consulting Seismic Design Expert

KACHROO, Kuldeep 
Consultant & Faculty (Remote Sensing)

Geoscience Global
Formerly Director Geo informatics, Geological Survey of India

Consultant & Faculty (Engineering)

Former Director (Technical), THDC India Ltd
Dam Safety and Construction Supervision Expert, Central Water Commission (CWC)
Member of Dam Safety Review Panel (DSRP), Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)

Consultant & Faculty (Earthquake & Engineering Geology)

Formerly Dy. Director General,

Geological Survey of India
Expert Member, “Active Fault Mapping Project”, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India

GUPTA, Pradeep Kumar 
Consultant & Faculty(Engineering Geology)

Top Level Expert, WAPCOS Ltd

JAIN, Dr. Arvind Kumar 
Consultant & Faculty (Tectonics & Himalayan Geology)

Formerly Professor and Professor Emeritus,

IIT Roorkee
Fellow, Indian National Science Academy

KHAN, Sharique 
Consultant & Faculty (Rock Mechanics)

Joint Manager (Geotechnical), ATES Division, Aimil Ltd.

KUMAR, Ravi  
Faculty (Engineering Geology)

Senior Associate Geology & Project Manager, Design Center, SMEC

KUMAR, T.S. Suresh 
Consultant & Faculty (Mineral Exploration)

Formerly Chief of Geology, Tata Steel
Formerly Dy CEO, ACC Rio Tinto JV

MEHROTRA, Anil Kumar 
Consultant & Faculty  (Geostatistics)

Formerly Dy. General Manager, MECL
Guest Faculty, University of Lucknow

MISRA, Arvind Kumar 
Consultant & Faculty (Projects)

Formerly Managing Director, Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority, Bhutan
Formerly Executive Director, NHPC Ltd.

NAIR, Rajan
Consultant and Faculty (Hydrology & Water Resources)

Formerly Chairman, Brahmaputra Board
Member Dam Safety Review Panel, Tamil Nadu IEM, THDCIL and NHPC

NAWANI Dr. Pramod C 
Consultant & Faculty (Engineering Geology & Rock Mechanics)

Formerly Director, National Institute of Rock

Formerly Director, Geological Survey of India

NEOGI, Dr. Sudipta  
Consultant & Faculty (Mineral Investigation & Mine Planning)

Consultant, Gannon Dunkerley & Co. Ltd
Formerly Consultant, Mineral Projects Consulting Engineers LLP
Formerly Vice President (Mine Planning), IRC Natural Resources Pvt. Ltd
Formerly Director, 

Geological Survey of India

PANDE, Dr. Prabhas 
Consultant & Faculty (Earthquake Engineering, Disaster Management & Engineering Geology)

Formerly Addl. Director General, Geological Survey of India
Formerly Member Scientific Board of IGCP, UNESCO, France
State Coordinator, National Seismic Risk Mitigation Programme
Technical Advisor, Nuclear Power Corporation

RAJU, Mandapalli
Consultant & Faculty (Engineering Geology)

Formerly Director General, Geological Survey of India
Independent Director (Corporate Management), Alphageo (India) Limited

RANA, Dr. Sanjay 
Consultant & Faculty (Geophysics)

Practising Geophysicist and Professional Trainer
Formerly Scientist ‘C’, Department of Atomic Energy

SANGURMATH, Dr. Prabhakar 
Consultant & Faculty (Gold and Base Metal Exploration & Mining Geology)

Formerly Executive Director, HGML
Formerly Geologist, MECL

SHARMA, Brijendra 
Consultant (HydroPower Projects, Tunnels, Rock Slopes and Foundations)

Consulting Engineer & Expert Advisor
Former Executive Director (Design& Engineering), NHPC Ltd.

SARKAR, Prof. Bhabesh Chandra 
Faculty (Geostatistics & Mineral Exploration)

Professor, Department of Applied Geology, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad

SHARDA. Dr. Yash Pal 
Consultant & Faculty (Engineering Geology & Landslides)

Freelance Consultant & Advisor, Engineering Geology
Formerly Director (Vol. Retd.), Geological Survey of India
Formerly Senior Specialist (Engineering Geology), SNC Lavalin Engineering India Ltd.

SHARMA, Dr. Vinod K 
Consultant & Faculty (Engineering Geology& Disaster Management)

Expert/Adviser Engineering Geologist, Water Resources, Govt. of Bihar
Formerly Dy. Director General, Geological Survey of India

SHARMA, Gauri Shankar 
Consultant (Hydropower Design & Engineering)

Consultant, GMR
Formerly General Manager, NHPC

SHARMA, Yoginder Kumar 
Consultant & Faculty (Civil Design)

Formerly Member, Central Water Commission
Formerly Director (Technical), Punatsang Chhu HE Project, Bhutan

SINGH, Kanwar 
Consultant & Faculty (Contract Management & Dispute Resolution)

Formerly Director (Civil), SJVN
Formerly Executive Director, NHPC
Member, CIAC

SINGH, Dr. Rajbal 
Consultant & Faculty (Rock Mechanics and Concrete Technology)

Top Level Expert, WAPCOS Ltd
Formerly Joint Director & Head of Rock Mechanics, CSMRS

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Consultant & Faculty
(Engineering Geology)

Consulting Engineering Geologist
Formerly Chief (Geology), NHPC

Consultant & Faculty
(Tunneling Engineer)

Consulting Tunneling Engineer
Formerly ED, Konkan Railway

Consultant & Faculty
(Civil Engineer)

Consulting Civil Engineer
Formerly Group General Manager, NHPC

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Mathur, Ashu
Consultant & Faculty
(Mineral Exploration)

Consulting Mineral Exploration
Formerly Dy. General Manager (MECL)

Bodas, Dr. Makarand 
Consultant & Faculty
(Expert Geology (Deccan Traps))

Consulting Engineering Geologist
Formerly DDG(Geology), GSI


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Manmohan Malviya
(Engineering Geology)

Patwardhan, Mugdha
Senior Associate 
(Engineering Geology)

Singh, Harbhajan
(Engineering Geology)

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Sati, Kailash Chandra
(Engineering Geology)

Soni, Jigyasa
Junior Associate 
(Engineering Geology)


The Academy possesses an impressive repository of published literature encompassing technical papers, books, PhD theses, etc., generated by its team during their long professional careers.

The publications traverse across diversified subjects such as geological & geotechnical investigations, field data processing & analysis, design & engineering, planning & execution of river valley & infrastructure projects, rock mechanics, geophysics, instrumentation, mineral exploration, etc.

Full texts of the publications are made available in coordination with the authors on request.

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