K. N. Lokesh



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, August 18, 1987

Professional Experience: 

Total: 32 Years

At NITK: 27 Years

Contact Details


lokesh [at] nitk.ac.in
knl.lokesh [at] gmail.com


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3343


+91 9449084343

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D (Gulbarga University), 1988
  • M. Phil. ( Banglore University), 1980
  • M. Sc. (Bangalore University), 1979
  • B. Sc. (Bangalore University), 1977
Areas of Interest
  • Earth Science 
  • Engineering Geology
  • Mining Geology
  • Hydro Geology
  • Geo Informatics
Significant Projects
  • Evaluating Groundwater potential and investigating for ideal ground water recharge methods and sites in Dakshina kannada district of Karnataka state sponsored by MHRD
  • Evaluation of Groundwater potential using geological and geophysical methods in udupi taluk, (D.K.), Karnataka sponsored by UGC
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Completed (3)
  • On-going (2)
Significant Publications
  1. Resistivity survey for ground water location in banglore univeristy campus area, Journal of Assoc. Explo-geophy. 1983, vol. 3 No.4, pp 24-33. 
  2. Studies on infiltration characteristics in soils of pavanje river basin of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state, Hydrology Journal of IAH, vol. XIV, No. 1, 1991, pp 33-40. 
  3. Development of digital terrain modelling using CARTOSAT-1 satellite stereo imagery, Int. journal of Earth Sciences and Engg., ISSN 0974-5904, V.04, No.4
  4. Geomorphological and geophysical studies of Vrishabhavathi basin in Karnataka, Journal of hydrology, 1986. vol. III, No. 4, pp 24-33. 
  5. Hydrogeochemical studies of ground water along coastal region of mulki-udupi, Karnataka state, India. Int. journal of Earth Sciences and Engg., ISSN 0974-5904, V.04, No. 07, special issue, pp 326-332.
  • Governing council member of NITK from Aug. 2011 to Aug. 2013
  • Dean (Students Welfare) from 2008 to 2011
  • Head, Placement, training and students welfare
  • Head, geology section
  • Warden, (Block IV)

Detailed CV: 


Contact us

Prof. K Swaminathan,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473041

  • Fax: +91-0824-2474033

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.