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Dr. V. Purushotham Rao


Electromagnetic Induction Studies
Solid Earth Geomagnetism Division




Room No: 312
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Plot No. 5, Sector 18, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410 218
Email: prao@iigs.iigm.res.in, purushotham_v@rediffmail.com
Phone: +91-22-2748 4076
Fax: +91-22-2748 0762


Academic Record:

  • Ph.D. (Geophysics), Osmania University, Hyderabad (1998)
  • M.Sc.[Tech.] (Geophysics), Osmania University, Hyderabad (1990)


  • Research Associate, 2002-2004 at NGRI, Hyderabad
  • Project Fellow, 1995-1997 at NGRI, Hyderabad
  • Life Member, Association of Exploration Geophysicists (AEG),
  • Life Member, Indian Geophysical Union (IGU)
  • Life Member, Nuclear Track Society of India (NTSI)

Research Interests:

  • Electrical & Electromagnetics
  • Magnetics & Radiometrics

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals:

  • Purushotham Rao, V. and N. Venkat Rao, Calibration of a portable Gamma ray spectrometer for in-situ determination of Uranium, Thorium and Potassium concentrations in Rocks and Soils for Geological and Environmental Studies. Radiation Protection and Environment, Bulletin of Radiation Protection, 22(4), 1999.
  • Venkat Rao, N. and V. Purushotham Rao, The calibration of Scintillomter for insitu measurement of radioactivity for geological and environmental studies. Radiation Protection and Environment, Bulletin of Radiation Protection, 22(4), 1999.
  • Purushotham Rao, V., I.B. Rama Prasada Rao, N. Venkat Rao, Results of Gamma ray Spectrometric survey in the earthquake affected region of Latur district, Maharashtra. Geological Survey of India, sp. volume on Killari earthquake no. 27, 1995.

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