Name : Dr Somendra Kumar Singh

Date of Birth : 30.12.1959

Office : Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007.

Phone 011-7667766, 011-7667073, Fax 011-7666295.


Residence : C-57, Upkar Apartments, Mayur Vihar Ph 1, Delhi 110091

Phone: 011-2717908

Education : M.Sc., Ph.D.

Academic Member : Life Member Indian Geological Congress

: Life Member International Society for Rock Mechanics

: Life Member Geological Society of India

: Life Member Indian Geologists Association

: Life Member International Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunneling


            Fatigue and Strain Hardening Behavior of Greywacke from the Flagstaff Formation, New South Wales, 1989, Eng. Geol., 26, pp. 171-179.

            Relationship among Fatigue Strength, Mean Grain size and Compressive Strength of a Rock, 1988, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 21. pp. 271-76.

            Geology of Tillegra Dam Site, 1988, J. & Proc. Royal Soc. New South Wales, 121, 179-84.

            Tillegra Dam An Environmental Assessment, 1987, J. Eng. Geol., XVIII, 3&4.

            Geothermal Resources of India Scope and future utilization, International Symposium on Geothermal Resources, Nov. 88, Kumamoto & Bepu, Japan.

            Dip of the Strata An important factor for soil formation, 1987, J. Geol. Soc. Ind. 30, 236-238.

            Groundwater resources of North Western Bihar and its Environmental Implications, 1987, J. Eng. Geol. VIII, 1&2.

            Groundwater status of Saran Area, Northwestern Bihar, 1987, Bull. Indo. Geol. Assn., 20(1), 41-49.

            Groundwater quality of Saran Area, 1989, Minetech, 10(2), 63-66.

            Deformational Pattern and Flattening in Folds along Krol Thrust of Garhwal Himalaya, U.G.C. Seminar on Indian Asian Plates, New Delhi.

            Basin classification: a new approach in engineering geomorphology, J. Eng. Geol, XXVIII. (Accepted)

            Geology of reservoirs: A case study from Tillegra, NSW., J. Eng. Geol, XXVIII. (Accepted).


            "PRITHVI" has been published by the National Book Trust, India.

            "Bhoojal Vigyan" is under publication.


            Presented a paper in the U.G.C. seminar on Himalayan Geology in Delhi University, 1987.

            Presented two papers in the National Symposium of the Indian Association of Engineering Geologists at Lucknow in 1987.

            Sent a paper at International Conference on Geothermics at Kumamoto and Bepu in Japan, 1988.

            Attended a DST sponsored thematic workshop at Delhi University, 1991.

            A paper in Seminar at DU on the landside studies at Nathpa.

            Convened a workshop on "Rural water supply and Sanitation" sponsored by Govt. of India.



            Hydrological studies of a part of coastal tract of Ganjam district, Orissa.

            Geotechnical investigation of Chamera II, HE Project, HP.

            Geotechnical investigation of Jamrani Dam Site, Near Nainital, U.P.

            Geotechnical feasibility of Benaras Robertganj Highway, U.P.

            Stability of overburden dumps of an opencast mine of Jayant Project, Singrauli coal Fields.

            Geo-technical investigation of Muzaffarpur Sitamarhi Highway, Bihar.


            Study of channel bar sediments of river Yamuna around Delhi, 1988-89.

            Mechanical strength of Delhi Quartzite, 1989-90.

            Re-evaluation of inter-relationship between Point Load Index, Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Tensile Strength of abutment rocks of Omkareshwar Project, Madhya Pradesh, 1990-91.

            Engineering Geological investigation of Jamrani Dam Site, Nainital, U.P. 1992-93.

            Geo-technical investigation of ICHA Dam Site at Subarnarekha. 1994-95.

            Geo-technical investigation of Landslide at Nathpa Dam Site, HP-1996.

            Engineering Geological appraisal of Koel-Karo Project, Bihar. 1997-98.

            Engineering geological investigation of flood affected road behaviors of Baghmati basin of Peninsular India.


            Consultant for rock mechanics for Central Soil and Material Research Station, New Delhi.


            National Scholarship on the basis of matriculation result. 1971.

            Silver Medal for standing 1st Class, 2nd in B.Sc. Hons. 1976.

            ISRO Junior Research Fellowship. 1979.

            University of Newcastle, Australia, Research Fellowship. 1980.

            Department of Science and Technology, Government of India award for the book "PRITHVI". 1987.



            Mahadwipon Ki Daur, Feb. 1987 "Saptahik Hindustan".

            Magadh Express Aankhon Dekha Hal, Aug. 1988, "Khojbeen".

            Sukha Aur Bhoo-Jal, Dec. 87, "Aaj".

            Chirkalin Prithvi Ke Exchhatra Raja, May 1988, "Aaj".

            Prithvi Ek Nazar Mein, Sep. 1987, "Khojbeen".

            Australia Sabse Manoram Aur Bhagyashali Desh Mahadesh, Oct. 1987, "Khojbeen".

            Barh Nadi ki Kahani, Oct. 1988, "Ganga".

            Shristi Ka Ant, in "Kadambini".

            Groundwater The Nature's Boon, Overexploited, May 1988, "People's Comment".