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Dr. Suprakash Gupta
Professor
Department of Mining Engineering IIT BHU
sgupta.min@iitbhu.ac.in
0542-2369442
Area of Interest: 
Safety & Risk management, Reliability Analysis, Mine Ventilation, Data Analytics

For over 20 years I have been working in the field of in-service reliability estimation and maintenance of equipment and system.

Academic Qualifications:  
PhD (2004) - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
M. Tech. (1995) - Mining Engg. at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Bachelor of Engineering (1992) - BE College, Shibpur, Calcutta University.
Field Experience:
Assistant Mining Engineer - (1995-1997), Hutti Gold Mines, Karnataka. 

Subjects Taught: 
Underground Mine Environment, Underground Metalliferous Mining, Reliability Engineering, Planning & Design of Mine Ventilation System, Mine Surveying, Data Analytics, Project Management. 

Teaching Experience: 20+ Years

  • Joined in IT-BHU, Mining Engg. Dept. in the year 1998.
Official Address:  
Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi-221005.
Phone: +91 9415624643
Broad Areas of Research:
  • Human reliability analysis
  • Reliability and risk analysis
  • Safety analysis and safety management
  • Maintenance analysis & design
  • Ventilation Planning
  • Application of fuzzy mathematics to problem-solving. 
List of Publications:
  1. Thirumala Vivek, Verma Tarun and Gupta Suprakash, Injury Analysis of Mine Workers: A Case Study, in the proceeding of The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 10-13, 2017, Singapore.
  2. Mohammadi Mousa, Rai Piyush and Gupta Suprakash, Performance Evaluation of Bucket Based Excavating, Loading and Transport (Belt) Equipment – An OEE Approach, Arch. Min. Sci. 62 (2017), 1, 105-120.
  3. Yadav Pawan and Gupta Suprakash, Performance measurement of mining equipment–state of the art, in the proceeding of International Conference on Deep Excavation, Energy Resources and Production, January 24-26, 2017, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  4. Gupta, Suprakash and Bhattacharya, Jayanta, and Bhattacharjee, A., Maintenance Practices in an LHD Operated Coal Mine at Central Coalfields Limited – A case study.  Minetech CMPDI, Vol.15, No. 5&6, Sept-Dec 1994, pp 36-41.
  5. Bhattacharya, J. and Gupta, Suprakash, Quantification of quality of manpower engaged in maintenance operations of LHD equipment at a coal mine based on field investigation. Transactions of the Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India, Vol.91, No.1, 1994, pp 109-124.
  6. Bhattacharya, J, Banerjee, S, and Gupta, Suprakash, Determination of Production Potential of Surface Mining System Using Markov Modeling Technique. In the procs. of V-th National Surface Mining Seminar, organized by the Department of Mining Engineering, IIT KGP, 4th - 5th October 1995, Kharagpur, pp 70-75.
  7. Bhattacharya, J., Gupta, Suprakash and Banerjee, S., Determination of reliability associated parameters of an LHD equipment for medium scale mining operation – a case study in the procs. of 8th National Convention of Mining Engineers, organized by the Institute of Engineers, 24th - 26th November 1995, Udaipur, pp 124-129.
  8. Bhattacharya, J and Gupta, Suprakash, Productivity Analysis of Surface Mining System Using Markov Chain. In the procs. of National Seminar on Outlook for fossil fuels, non-metallic Mining & Mineral based industries, organized by the Department of Mining Engineering, Anna University, 20th - 21st August 1998, Chennai, pp 33-41.
  9. Bhattacharya, J., Gupta, Suprakash and Srivastava, C., Maintainability analysis for productivity improvements. In the procs. of Platinum Jubilee Symposium on Productivity Improvement in Indian Mining Industry, organized by the Department of Mining Engineering, I.T; B.H.U., January 29-30, 1999, Varanasi pp-50-54.
  10. Gupta, Suprakash and Bhattacharya, Jayanta, Drivers of change in the development of technology and management of Mining Machinery. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, Vol. XLVII, No. 4&5, April-May 1999, pp 97-103.
  11. Gupta, Suprakash and Bhattacharya, J. (1999), Discrete Markov chains – An analytical tool for productivity analysis of surface mining system. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment 13:111-116.
  12. Gupta, S., Nath, R. and Bhattacharya, J. (2001), Application of fuzzy set theory for selection of mine fan. In Mine Environment and Ventilation, eds. Panigrahi, D. C., A.A. Balkema, Netherlands, , pp 249-254.
  13. Bhattacharya, J; Gupta, S and Saha, R. (2004), Fault Tree Development and Analysis of a Coal Handling Plant in India. Bulk Solids Handling, Vol. 24 No.4-5, pp.252-263.
  14. Bhattacharya, Jayanta; Gupta, Suprakash and Saha, Roshmik. Fault tree analysis of a coal handling plant in Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd – evolution of a maintenance management tool. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, Vol. 52, No. 11, November 2004, pp 305-313.
  15. Rai Rajesh, Gupta, Suprakash and Ratan S, Determination of dust generation potential number using rock parameters. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, Vol. 53, No. 3&4, March-April 2005, pp 65-68.
  16. Ratan, S; Karmakar, N C; Jain, A K and Gupta, S (2005), Mitigating Flyash Problems in India through Clean Coal Technology – An Approach, in the procs. of International Congress of Fly Ash Utilization, December 4 - 7, New Delhi 1 9.1 – 1 9.4.
  17. Karmakar, N C and Gupta, S (2005), Spontaneous combustion – a multivariate analysis, in the procs. of International Symposium on Advances in Mining Technology and Management, organized by the Department of Mining Engineering, IIT KGP, November 30th – December 2nd, Kharagpur, pp 487-490.
  18. Gupta, Suprakash and Agrawal Anand Kumar, Agrawal Rashi, Karmakar, N, C., Determination of Productivity Potential of LHD Equipment Using Markov Model. In fifth symposium on New Equipment – New Technology Management & Safety in Mines & Mineral Based Industries, 11th - 12th May 2006, Bhubaneswar, India 57-63.
  19. Gupta, Suprakash, Ramkrishna, N and Bhattacharya, J. (2006), Replacement And Maintenance Analysis Of A Longwall Shearer Using Fault Tree Technique, Mining Technology, Vol. 115, No. 2, 49 – 58.
  20. Gupta, Suprakash (2006), A Reliability Assisted Guidance To Frame Maintenance Policy For A Production System, in the Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Reliability & Safety Engineering, Chennai, December 18-20, pp 113-121.
  21. Sethi, Rabindra; Gupta, Suprakash and Srivastava, Rajeev; (2007) The problems and prospects of utilization of fly ash in India: a review eNREE Vol.4 issue 3&4, September – December, pp 1-8.
  22. Singh, A K, Gupta, S, Singh, R P and Karmakar N. C, (2007) Use of Wollastonite for tailing Waste Management Enriched in Mn(II) and Zn(II), in the Proceedings of the International Seminar on Mineral processing Technology, Mumbai, February 22-24, pp 738 - 742.
  23. Gupta, Suprakash and Bhattacharya, Jayanta, (2007) Reliability Analysis of a Conveyor System using Hybrid Data, Quality and Reliability Engineering International Vol. 23, issue 7, pp 867- 882.
  24. Ahmadi, A; Gupta, S and Kumar, U; (2007) Assessment of the cost of operational consequences of failures in aircraft operation, in the Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Reliability & Safety Engineering, Udaipur, December 17-19, pp 432 - 443.
  25. Sethi, Rabindra; Karmakar N C and Gupta, Suprakash; (2008) A Review on Effluent Generation in Coal Mines and Its Treatment Methods, The Indian Mining & Engineering Journal, November, pp 15-20.
  26. Gupta, Suprakash and Agrawal Anand Kumar, Agrawal Rashi, (2008) Productivity analysis of an LHD equipment using five-state Markov model. Coal International Vol.256, No.1, January/February, pp 24-32.
  27. Ramkrishnan D, Singh T N, Purwar N, Barde K S, Gulati, A and Gupta S, (2008) Artificial neural network and liquefaction susceptibility assessment: a case study using the 2001 Bhuj earthquake data, Gujarat, India, Computational Geosciences, Volume 12, Number 4 / December, pp 491-501.
  28. Gupta Suprakash, Maiti Jhareswar, Kumar Ravi and Kumar Uday (2009), A Control chart guided maintenance policy selection, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol.23, Issue3, Sept, pp 216-226.
  29. Gupta S. and Kumar U., (2010), Maintenance Resource Prioritization in a Production System Using Cost-effective Importance Measure, in the proceeding of the 1st international workshop and congress on eMaintenance, 22-24 June, Luleå, Sweden, pp 196 – 204.
  30. Ahmadi, A., Gupta, S., Karim, R. and Kumar, U. (2010), Selection of Maintenance Strategy for Aircraft Systems Using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methodologies, International Journal of Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering, Vol.17, No. 3, 223-243.
  31. Kumar Saurabh, Gupta Suprakash, Ghodrarti Behzad, Kumar Uday (2010) An Approach for Risk Assessment of Rail Defects, International Journal of Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering, Vol.17, No. 4, 291-311.
  32. Gupta Suprakash (2011) Importance Measure Based Ranking and Maintenance Scheduling for Heavy Duty Belt Conveyors A Case Study from Underground Coal Mine. International Journal of COMADEM, 14(1), January, pp 18-25.
  33. Sethi Rabindra, Karmakar N.C. and Gupta Suprakash. Flocculation of Coal Fines Suspension by Anionic Polymer, Minetech CMPDI, Vol.32, No.1, Jan-March 2011, pp 29 – 33.
  34. Palei SK, Gupta S and Karmakar NC, Identification of Human Error to Enhance Safety in Underground Coal Mines Through the Study of Accidental Data- A Concept - In the procs. of the international conference on Technological challenges and Management Issues for sustainability of Mining Industries 4-6 August 2011, NIT-Rourkela, India, pp 343 – 348.
  35. Gupta S. and Nayak Saroj Ranjan, Improvement of Productivity Potential of SDL Operator Bord and Pillar Development Panel Through Enhanced Panel Layout - In the procs. of the International Conference on Technological challenges and Management Issues for sustainability of Mining Industries 4-6 August 2011, NIT-Rourkela, India, pp 131 – 140.
  36. Karmakar, NC., Goyal Abhinav, Sethi Rabindra and Gupta S., Treatment of coal mine effluent using Nonionic, Anionic and Cationic Flocculants - In the procs. of the International Conference on Technological challenges and Management Issues for sustainability of Mining Industries; 4-6 August 2011, NIT-Rourkela, India, pp 77-86.
  37. Gupta, Suprakash, and Bhattacharya, Jayanta (2011),  Aspects of Reliability and Maintainability in Bulk Material Handling System Design and Factors of Performance Measure, In Design and selection of bulk Material Handling Equipment and Systems Vol. – I, edited by Bhattacharya, Jayanta, Wide Publishing, Kolkata, pp 153-188.
  38. Karmakar N C, Gupta S and, Palei S K; Application of Tracer Gas in the Study of Ventilation Systems for Improving Mine safety - in the proceeding of 34th International Conference of safety in Mines Research Institutes, December 7-10, 2011, New Delhi, India, pp 215-220.
  39. Gupta Suprakash, Palei S K, Karmakar N C and Maiti Jhareswar; Categorization and mitigation of human error to enhance safety in underground mines - in the proceeding of 34th International Conference of safety in Mines Research Institutes, December 7-10, 2011, New Delhi, India, pp 749-760.
  40. Ahmadi A, Gupta S, Ghodrati B and Galar D, Estimation of Economic Consequences of Aircraft System Failures Communications in Dependability and Quality Management Volume 15, Number 1, 2012, pp. 39-49.
  41. Gupta Suprakash and Kumar Uday An AHP guided decision model for underground mining method selection. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol. 26, No. 4, December 2012, 324–336. (published on line 01 May 2012)
  42. Kumar Vishal, Maiti J. and Gupta S, A decision support system to combat underground mine fire using Bayesian networks  - in the proceeding of Present Technology and Safety Scenario in Mining and Allied Industries February 25-27, 2013, Varanasi, India, pp 415-424.
  43. Gupta Suprakash, Patri Rakesh, Agrawal Mudit, Kumar Pramod and Karmakar N.C., Human error rate assessment in different underground coal mining activities using fuzzy modelling - in the proceeding of Present Technology and Safety Scenario in Mining and Allied Industries February 25-27, 2013, Varanasi, India, pp 403-414.
  44. Mohammadi Mousa, Gupta S. and Rai P, Environmental and Health Hazards of Mining and Processing of Chromite Ores - in the proceeding of Present Technology and Safety Scenario in Mining and Allied Industries February 25-27, 2013, Varanasi, India, pp 263-270.
  45. Sethi Rabindra, Karmakar N.C. and Gupta Suprakash, Effect of polymeric flocculants on settling behaviour of real-life coal washery effluents - in the proceeding of Present Technology and Safety Scenario in Mining and Allied Industries February 25-27, 2013, Varanasi, India, pp 229-234.
  46. Gupta Suprakash, Bhattacharya Jayanta, Barabady Javad and Kumar Uday Cost-effective importance measure - a new approach for resource prioritization in a production plant, International Journal of Quality and Reliability management Vol.30, No. 4, 2013, pp 379-386.
  47. Gupta Suprakash, Rahber Anjum, Ahmadi Alireza and Kumar Uday, A vector-dissimilarity-based approach for multi-criteria decision making, International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, September 2013, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 249-261 (DOI: 10.1007/s13198-013-0187-0).
  48. Gupta Suprakash, Kumar Pramod, Karmakar Netai Chandra and Palei Sanjay Kumar, Quantification of Human Error Rate in Underground Coal Mines - A Fuzzy Mapping and Rough Set Based Approach, in the proceeding of The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, December 10-13, 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.
  49. Mohammadi M, Rai P and Gupta S, Analysis Of Digging Time Of Dragline For Enhancement Of Productivity–A Case Study, National Seminar on PROBLEMS OF MINING INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS March 7-8, 2014, Udaipur, 102-108, INDIA.
  50. Gupta Suprakash, Kumar Pramod, Assessment of human error rate in different Underground Coal Mining activities using rough set theory, Journal of Ergonomic Study, 16(2),51-64(2014).DOI: 10.6273/JES.2014.16(1).01.
  51. Kumar K, Adhikary P, Karmakar NC, Gupta S, Singh RP, Krishnamoorthi S, Synthesis, characterization and application of novel cationic and amphoteric flocculants based on amylopectin, Carbohydr Polymer, 2015 Aug 20;127:275-81. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.03.044.
  52. Mohammadi Mousa, Rai Piyush and Gupta Suprakash, Performance measurement of Mining Equipments, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advance Engineering 2015, Vol. 5, Issue 7, 240-248.
  53. Mohammadi Mousa, Rai Piyush and Gupta Suprakash, Improving productivity of dragline through enhancement of reliability, inherent availability and maintainability, Acta Montanistica Slovaca Volume 21 (2016), number 1, 1-8.
  54. Kumar Pramod, Gupta Suprakash, Agarwal Mudit and Umesh Singh, Categorization and standardization of accidental risk-criticality levels of human error to develop risk and safety management policy, Safety Science 85(2016) 88-98.
  55. Upadhyay Rahul and Gupta Suprakash, Equipment Specific Optimum Blast-Design using Genetic Algorithm, in the proceeding of Recent Practices & Innovations in Mining Industries, February 19-20, 2016, NIT Raipur, pp 406-411, India.
  56. Upadhyay Rahul and Gupta Suprakash, Equipment Specific Optimum Blast-Design Using Genetic Algorithm, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research Volume 5, Issue 10, October 2016, PP 12-17.
  57. Raju Gunda Yuga and Gupta Suprakash, Simulation-based Human Reliability Modelling for Safer Mining Operation, in the proceeding of International Conference on Deep Excavation, Energy Resources and Production, January 24-26, 2017, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  58. Mishra A., Palei S. K., Gupta S, A Reliability-based Study for Estimating Equivalent Age of Dragline, in the proceeding of International Conference on Deep Excavation, Energy Resources and Production, January 24-26, 2017, IIT Kharagpur, India.
Period Sponsoring Organisation Title of Project Amount of Grant PI, Co-PI or
Co-Investigator 
36 months
CSIR
Development of a methodology for human error classification analysis and reduction to improve safety and productivity for underground coal mines.
20 Lac.
PI
18 months
DST
Development and Scaled-up Synthesis of Anionic, Cationic and Nonionic Flocculants Based on Amphoteric Amylopectin for Mineral Industry Effluents & Municipal Waste Water Treatment.
19.332  Lac.
Co-PI
Thesis (M.Tech./Ph.D. Degrees) Supervision:
 
S. No.
Name
Year of Completion
Title of Thesis
Co-Supervisor

1

Promod Kumar
(Ph D)

2017

A Fuzzy Mathematical Approach for Risk Management of Human Factors in Industrial System

Prof. Suprakash Gupta

2

Mousa Mohammadi
(Ph D)

2014

Performance Evaluation of Bucket Based Excavating Loading and Transport (BELT) equipment – OEE approach

Prof. P Rai

3

Rabindra Sethi
(Ph D)

2011

A Study on Settling Behaviour of Coal Fines Suspension

Prof. N. C. Karmakar

Administrative Experience
 
Period
Organisation
Nature of Responsibility
Designation
11 years
Department of Mining Engineering
IIT (BHU)
Supervision of day–to–day operation of the lab, procurement of new facilities and maintenance of existing facilities.
Professor-in-charge of the computer lab.
5 years
Department of Mining Engineering
IIT (BHU
Supervision of day–to–day operation of the workshop, procurement of new facilities and maintenance of existing facilities
Professor-in-charge of the workshop
11 years
Department of Mining Engineering
IIT (BHU)
Distribution of teaching load and fixing the schedule of contact hours for the faculty members as well as students.
Professor-in-charge of academic timetable.
5 years
Department of Mining Engineering
IIT (BHU)
Preparation of test schedule, duty schedule, maintenance of official records of periodical tests, etc.
Professor in charge of Class Test
5 years
Department of Mining Engineering
IIT (BHU)
Attending meetings, preparation of minutes of the meeting, other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the chairman.
Member secretary of DRC
1 year
IT - BHU
Official works and responsibilities assigned by the chairman of IT - Gymkhana
Vice Chairman of Gymnastics
1 year
IT - BHU
Official works and responsibilities assigned by the chairman of IT - Gymkhana
Vice Chairman of Swimming Gymnastics
1 year
8 months
Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited
Section officer of ventilation & sand stowing
Assistant Mining Engineer
S. No.
Details 
1.
INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Visiting Fellow, 2008
2.
Visited the Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in May-June 2007 and May-July 2010 as visiting researcher.
3.
Work as a reviewer of a no. of international journal like IIE Transactions, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Journal of quality in maintenance engineering, International Journal of systems science, Risk analysis, International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management, Safety Science etc.