S.BALAKRISHNAN Professor

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  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • sbala.esc@pondiuni.edu.in,sbala_2002@yahoo.com

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D. Geochemical and isotopic studies of the komatiitic rocks of Kolar schist belt, south India Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 1986
2 M.Phil. Geochemistry of felsic rocks around Kolar schist belt, Karnataka Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 1982
3 M.Sc. Geology Madras University 1980
4 B.Sc. Geology, Physics & Chemistry Madras University 1978

Area of Specializaion

Geochemistry, Isotope Geology & Geochronology, Archean crust-mantle evolution

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Khosla Research Award NATIONAL University of Roorkee 1996 0

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer Department of Earth Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly, University of Roorkee)
2 Assistant Professor Department of Earth Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly, University of Roorkee)
3 Professor Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University
4 Post-doctoral fellow Department of Earth Science State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Post-doctoral fellow Department of Earth and Space Sciences State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA Isotope Geochemistry
2 Research Associate School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Geochemistry
3 Post-doctoral fellow Department of Earth and Space Sciences State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA Isotope Geochemistry

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Dharwar stratigraphy revisited: new age constraints on the ‘oldest’ supracrustal rocks of western Dharwar craton, southern India Patra, K., Giri A., Anand, R., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J.K. International Geology Review https://doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2020.1775138 2020 0
2 Geochemistry of ultramafic–mafic rocks of Mesoarchean Sargur Group, western Dharwar craton, India: Implications for their petrogenesis and tectonic Patra, K., Anand, R., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J.K. Journal of Earth System Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-019-1269-4 2020 0
3 Contrasting Centennial-Scale Climate Variability in High Mountain Asia Revealed by a Tree-Ring Oxygen Isotope Record FromLahaul-Spiti Managave, S., Shimla, P., Yadav, R.R., Ramesh, R., Balakrishnan, S Geophysical Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086170 2020 0
4 Initial 87Sr/86Sr as a sensitive tracer of Archaean crust-mantle evolution: Constraints from igneous and sedimentary rocks in the western Dharwar Crat Ravindran, A., Mezger, K., Balakrishnan, S., Kooijman, E., Schmitt, M., Berndt, J Precambrian Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105523 2020 0
5 Subduction-related Manipur ophiolite complex, Indo-Myanmar ranges: elemental and isotopic record of mantle metasomatism Kingson O., Bhutani R., Dash J.K., Sebastian, S and Balakrishnan S Geological Society, London, Special Publications , https://doi.org/10.1144/SP481.9 2019 0
6 Natural radioactivity measurement and dose assessment of beach placer sands in the coastal region of Tamil Nadu (India) Veerasamy N, Sahoo, SK, Inoue K, Fukushi M, Tsuruoka H, Arae H, Balakrishnan S Radiation Protection Dosimetry pp1-4. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncz109 2019 0
7 Neoarchean magmatism in Shimoga greenstone belt, India: Evidence for subduction-accretion processes in the evolution of the western Dharwar stratigrap Giri A, Anand R, Balakrishnan S, Dash JK, SrinivasaSarma D Lithos 330-331, 177-193, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2019.02.015 2019 0
8 Geochemistry and petrogenesis of acidic volcanics from Betul–Chhindwara Belt, Central Indian Tectonic Zone (CITZ) Yousuf, I., Subba Rao, D.V., Balakrishnan, S., Ahmad, T. Journal of Earth System Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-019-1255-x 2019 0
9 Geological, geochemical and Rb-Sr isotopic studies on tungsten mineralized Sewaria-Govindgarh granites of Delhi Fold Belt, Rajasthan Sivasubramanian R, Vijay Anand S, Pandian MS, Balakrishnan S NW India. Earth System Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-018-1034-0 2018 0
10 Both plume and arc: origin of Neoarchaean crust as recorded in Veligallu greenstone belt, Dharwar craton, India. Sukanta Dey, S. Pal, S. Balakrishnan, J. Halla, J., M. Kurhila, E. Heilimo Precambrian Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.019 2018 3.89
11 Fluid inclusion, geochemical, Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotope studies on tungsten mineralized Digana and Balda granites of the Aravalli craton, NW India. Vijay Anand S, Pandian MS, Balakrishnan S and Sivasubramanian R J. Earth Syst. Sci. 127:52 2018 1.2
12 Trace, rare-earth elements and C, O isotope systematic of carbonate rocks of Proterozoic Bhima Group, eastern Dharwar Craton, India: Implications for 2. Absar N, Raza MQ, Augustine S, Managave S, Srinivasa Sarma D and Balakrishnan S. Society of Earth Scientists series 0 2018 0
13 Geochemical, mineralogical, and Sr–Nd isotopic compositions of ferromanganese encrustations from Central Indian Ridge at 06°38.5′S Banerjee R, Devasia GK, Ray D, Balakrishnan S Geological Journal 1–11 2017 0
14 Role of fractionation correction in accurate determination of 142Nd/144Nd by TIMS: A case study of 1.48 Ga alkaline rocks from Khariar, India Gautham I., Ray J.S., Bhutani R., Balakrishnan S. and Dash J.K., Chemical Geology 0 2017 0
15 Resolving the conundrum in origin of the Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo-Myanmar range: Constraints from Nd isotopic ratios and elemental concentratio Kingson O., Bhutani R., Dash J.K., Sebastian, S and Balakrishnan S., Chemical Geology 460, 117–129 2017 0
16 Petrogenesis of 3.15 Ga old Banasandra komatiites from the Dharwar craton, India: Implications for early mantle heterogeneity Maya J.M., Bhutani R., Balakrishnan S. and Raje Sandhya, S., Geoscience Frontiers 0 2016 0
17 C, O, Sr and Nd isotope systematics of carbonates of Papaghni sub-basin, Andhra Pradesh, India: Implications for genesis of carbonate-hosted stratifor Absar N., Nizamudheen B.M., Augustine S., Managave S., Balakrishnan S., Lithos 263, 99-100 2016 0
18 Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd study of granite-charnockite association in the Pudukottai region,and the link between metamorphism and magmatism in the Madurai block 9. Chandra Sekharan G, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan J. Earth Syst. Sci 125, 605-622 2016 0
19 Decoding evolutionary history of provenance from beach placer monazites: A case study from Kanyakumari coast, southwest India. Perumalsamy C., Bhadra S., Balakrishnan S., Chemical Geology 0 2016 0
20 An early Cretaceous analog of the 2.5 Ga Malanjkhand porphyry Cu deposit, Central India 11. Asthana, D., Kumar, H., Balakrishnan, S., Xia, Q., Feng, M. Ore Geology Reviews 0 2015 0
21 Long-lived atmospheric trace gases measurements in flask samples from three stations in India X. Lin, N. K. Indira, M. Ramonet, M. Delmotte, P. Ciais, B. C. Bhatt, M. V. Reddy, D. Angchuk, S. Balakrishnan, S. Jorphail, T. Dorjai, T. T. Mahey, S. Patnaik, M. Begum, C. Brenninkmeijer, S. Duraira Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9819–9849 2015 0
22 Climate induced temporal change in Sr-Nd isotope ratios in the valley-fill deposits of the Ganga River. Agrawal, S., Sanyal, P., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J. K. Geochemical Jour., 48 2014 0
23 Neoarchean crustal growth by accretionary processes: Evidence from combined zircon-titanite U-Pb isotope studies on granitoid rocks around Hutti green Anand R., Balakrishnan S., Kooijman E. and Mezger K. Jour. Asian Earth Sciences, 79, 72-85. 2014 0
24 Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotope systematics and geochemical studies on metavolcanic rocks from Peddavura greenstone belt: Evidence of presence of Mesoarchean Rajamanickam, S. Balakrishnan, R. Bhutani Journal of Earth System Sciences, 123, 989–1011 2014 0
25 Study of 10Be in the sediments from the Krossfjorden and Kongsfjorden Fjord system, Svalbard. Pankaj Kumar, Pattanaik J.K, Khare N, Chopra S, Yadav S, Balakrishnan S., Kanjilal D. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem 0 2014 0
26 REE in suspended matter and sediment of Zuari estuary and adjascent shelf, western India. Influence of mining and estuarine turbidity. Shynu R., Purnachandra Rao V., Parthiban G., Balakrishnan S., Narvekar T. and Kessarkar P.M., Marine Geology 346, 326-342. 2013 0
27 Estimation of weathering rates and CO2 drawdown based on solute load: Significance of granulites and gneisses dominated weathering in the Kaveri basin Pattanaik J.K., Balakrishnan S., Bhutani R. and Singh P., Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 121, 611-636 2013 0
28 Strontium and sulphur isotopic constraints on the formation of the Mangampeta barite deposit, Cuddapah basin George, B.G., Shalini N., Pandian M.S., Rai V.K., Bhutani R. and Balakrishnan S. Current Science 105, 499-504. 2013 0
29 Paleoclimatic, paleovegetational and provenance change in the Ganga Plain during the late Quaternary. Agrawal, S., Sanyal, P., Bera, M K., Dash, J. K., Balakrishnan, S. J. Earth Sys. Sci., 122, 1142-1151. 2013 0
30 Exploring the temporal changes encoded in the late Quaternary deposits of the Ganga Plain. Agrawal, S., Sanyal, P., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J. K. Sedimentary Geology, 293, 1-8. 2013 0
31 Paleomagnetism of ca. 2.3 Ga mafic dyke swarms in the northeastern Southern Granulite Terrain, India: Constraints on the position and extent of Dharwa Dash, J K. Pradhan, S K. Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, G. Chandrasekaran, N. Basavaiah Precambrian Research, 228, 164– 176. 2013 0
32 Regressive depositional architecture on a Mesoproterozoic siliciclastic ramp: Sequence stratigraphic and Nd isotopic evidences from Bhalukona Formatio Partha Pratim Chakraborty, Priyabrata Das, Kaushik Das, Subhojit Saha, S. Balakrishnan Precambrian Research, 200– 203, 129– 148. 2012 0

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Dharwar stratigraphy revisited: new age constraints on the ‘oldest’ supracrustal rocks of western Dharwar craton, southern India Patra, K., Giri A., Anand, R., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J.K International Geology Review https://doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2020.1775138 2020 0
2 Dharwar stratigraphy revisited: new age constraints on the ‘oldest’ supracrustal rocks of western Dharwar craton, southern India Patra, K., Giri A., Anand, R., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J.K International Geology Review https://doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2020.1775138 2020 0
3 Geochemistry of ultramafic–mafic rocks of Mesoarchean Sargur Group, western Dharwar craton, India: Implications for their petrogenesis and tectonic Patra, K., Anand, R., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J.K Journal of Earth System Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-019-1269-4 2020 0
4 Contrasting Centennial-Scale Climate Variability in High Mountain Asia Revealed by a Tree-Ring Oxygen Isotope Record FromLahaul-Spiti Managave, S., Shimla, P., Yadav, R.R., Ramesh, R., Balakrishnan, S Geophysical Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086170 2020 0
5 Initial 87Sr/86Sr as a sensitive tracer of Archaean crust-mantle evolution: Constraints from igneous and sedimentary rocks in the western Dharwar Crat Ravindran, A., Mezger, K., Balakrishnan, S., Kooijman, E., Schmitt, M., Berndt, J Precambrian Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105523 2020 0
6 Subduction-related Manipur ophiolite complex, Indo-Myanmar ranges: elemental and isotopic record of mantle metasomatism. Sharma, R., Villa, I. M. & Ku Kingson O., Bhutani R., Dash J.K., Sebastian, S and Balakrishnan S Geological Society, London, Special Publications 481, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP481.9 2019 0
7 Natural radioactivity measurement and dose assessment of beach placer sands in the coastal region of Tamil Nadu (India). Veerasamy N, Sahoo, SK, Inoue K, Fukushi M, Tsuruoka H, Arae H, Balakrishnan S Radiation Protection Dosimetry pp1-4. doi:10.1093/rpd/ncz109 2019 0
8 Neoarchean magmatism in Shimoga greenstone belt, India: Evidence for subduction-accretion processes in the evolution of the western Dharwar stratigrap Giri A, Anand R, Balakrishnan S, Dash JK, SrinivasaSarma D Lithos 330-331, 177-193, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2019.02.015 2019 0
9 Geochemistry and petrogenesis of acidic volcanics from Betul–Chhindwara Belt, Central Indian Tectonic Zone (CITZ), central India. Yousuf, I., Subba Rao, D.V., Balakrishnan, S., Ahmad, T Journal of Earth System Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-019-1255-x 2019 0
10 Geological, geochemical and Rb-Sr isotopic studies on tungsten mineralized Sewaria-Govindgarh granites of Delhi Fold Belt, Rajasthan, NW India Sivasubramanian R, Vijay Anand S, Pandian MS, Balakrishnan S Earth System Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-018-1034-0 2018 0
11 Both plume and arc: origin of Neoarchaean crust as recorded in Veligallu greenstone belt, Dharwar craton, India SukantaDey, Pal, S., Balakrishnan, S. Halla, J., Kurhila, M., Heilimo, E. Precambrian Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.04.019 2018 0
12 Fluid inclusion, geochemical, Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotope studies on tungsten mineralized Digana and Balda granites of the Aravalli craton, NW India Vijay Anand S, Pandian MS, Balakrishnan S and Sivasubramanian R J. Earth Syst. Sci. 127:52 2018 0
13 Trace, rare-earth elements and C, O isotope systematic of carbonate rocks of Proterozoic Bhima Group, eastern Dharwar Craton, India: Implications for Absar N, Raza MQ, Augustine S, Managave S, Srinivasa Sarma D and Balakrishnan S. Society of Earth Scientists series 0 2018 0
14 Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology, Nd isotope mapping, and sediment geochemistry from Singhora Group, central India: Implications toward provenance Das K., Chakraborty P.P., Horie K., Tsutsumi Y., Saha S., Balakrishnan S., Elsevier 403-415 2017 0
15 Resolving the conundrum in origin of the Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo-Myanmar range: Constraints from Nd isotopic ratios and elemental concentratio Kingson O., Bhutani R., Dash J.K., Sebastian, S and Balakrishnan S., Chemical Geology 460, 117–129 2017 0
16 Role of fractionation correction in accurate determination of 142Nd/144Nd by TIMS: A case study of 1.48 Ga alkaline rocks from Khariar, India Gautham I., Ray J.S., Bhutani R., Balakrishnan S. and Dash J.K., Chemical Geology 0 2017 0
17 Geochemical, mineralogical, and Sr–Nd isotopic compositions of ferromanganese encrustations from Central Indian Ridge at 06°38.5′S Banerjee R, Devasia GK, Ray D, Balakrishnan S Geological Journal 1–11 2017 0
18 Decoding evolutionary history of provenance from beach placer monazites: A case study from Kanyakumari coast, southwest India. Perumalsamy C., Bhadra S., Balakrishnan S., Chemical Geology 0 2016 0
19 C, O, Sr and Nd isotope systematics of carbonates of Papaghni sub-basin, Andhra Pradesh, India: Implications for genesis of carbonate-hosted stratifor Absar N., Nizamudheen B.M., Augustine S., Managave S., Balakrishnan S., Lithos 263, 99-100 2016 0
20 Petrogenesis of 3.15 Ga old Banasandra komatiites from the Dharwar craton, India: Implications for early mantle heterogeneity Maya J.M., Bhutani R., Balakrishnan S. and Raje Sandhya, S., Geoscience Frontiers 0 2016 0
21 Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd study of granite-charnockite association in the Pudukottai region,and the link between metamorphism and magmatism in the Madurai block Chandra Sekharan G, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan J. Earth Syst. Sci 125, 605-622 2016 0
22 Long-lived atmospheric trace gases measurements in flask samples from three stations in India X. Lin, N. K. Indira, M. Ramonet, M. Delmotte, P. Ciais, B. C. Bhatt, M. V. Reddy, D. Angchuk, S. Balakrishnan, S. Jorphail, T. Dorjai, T. T. Mahey, S. Patnaik, M. Begum, C. Brenninkmeijer, S. Duraira Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 9819–9849 2015 0
23 An early Cretaceous analog of the 2.5 Ga Malanjkhand porphyry Cu deposit, Central India Asthana, D., Kumar, H., Balakrishnan, S., Xia, Q., Feng, M. Ore Geology Reviews 0 2015 0
24 Study of 10Be in the sediments from the Krossfjorden and Kongsfjorden Fjord system, Svalbard. Pankaj Kumar, Pattanaik J.K, Khare N, Chopra S, Yadav S, Balakrishnan S., Kanjilal D. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem 0 2014 0
25 Climate induced temporal change in Sr-Nd isotope ratios in the valley-fill deposits of the Ganga River. Agrawal, S., Sanyal, P., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J. K. Geochemical Jour., 48 2014 0
26 Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotope systematics and geochemical studies on metavolcanic rocks from Peddavura greenstone belt: Evidence of presence of Mesoarchean Rajamanickam, S. Balakrishnan, R. Bhutani Journal of Earth System Sciences, 123, 989–1011 2014 0
27 Neoarchean crustal growth by accretionary processes: Evidence from combined zircon-titanite U-Pb isotope studies on granitoid rocks around Hutti green Anand R., Balakrishnan S., Kooijman E. and Mezger K. Jour. Asian Earth Sciences 79, 72-85. 2014 0
28 Paleomagnetism of ca. 2.3 Ga mafic dyke swarms in the northeastern Southern Granulite Terrain, India: Constraints on the position and extent of Dharwa Dash, J K. Pradhan, S K. Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, G. Chandrasekaran, N. Basavaiah Precambrian Research 228, 164– 176. 2013 0
29 Paleoclimatic, paleovegetational and provenance change in the Ganga Plain during the late Quaternary. Agrawal, S., Sanyal, P., Bera, M K., Dash, J. K., Balakrishnan, S. J. Earth Sys. Sci., 122, 1142-1151. 2013 0
30 Exploring the temporal changes encoded in the late Quaternary deposits of the Ganga Plain. Agrawal, S., Sanyal, P., Balakrishnan, S., Dash, J. K. Sedimentary Geology 293, 1-8. 2013 0
31 REE in suspended matter and sediment of Zuari estuary and adjascent shelf, western India. Influence of mining and estuarine turbidity. Shynu R., Purnachandra Rao V., Parthiban G., Balakrishnan S., Narvekar T. and Kessarkar P.M., Marine Geology 346, 326-342. 2013 0
32 Strontium and sulphur isotopic constraints on the formation of the Mangampeta barite deposit, Cuddapah basin George, B.G., Shalini N., Pandian M.S., Rai V.K., Bhutani R. and Balakrishnan S. Current Science 105, 499-504. 2013 0
33 Estimation of weathering rates and CO2 drawdown based on solute load: Significance of granulites and gneisses dominated weathering in the Kaveri basin Pattanaik J.K., Balakrishnan S., Bhutani R. and Singh P., Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 121, 611-636 2013 0
34 Regressive depositional architecture on a Mesoproterozoic siliciclastic ramp: Sequence stratigraphic and Nd isotopic evidences from Bhalukona Formatio Partha Pratim Chakraborty, Priyabrata Das, Kaushik Das, Subhojit Saha, S. Balakrishnan Precambrian Research 200– 203, 129– 148 2012 0

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Geochemical, Sr and Nd isotopic studies on meta-volcanic rocks of the Shimoga greenstone belt, Dharwar Craton, India: Evidence for continental arc mag M. Rajamanickam, S. Balakrishnan, J.K. Tripathi JSPS-DST Japan – India Forum for Advanced Study, Progress and perspective of the studies on the crustal evolution of the Indian Peninsula from Archean to the present by geochemical, chronological and geological approaches 7-16 March 2019 7 2019
2 Geochemical, Sr and Nd isotopic studies on meta-volcanic rocks of the Shimoga greenstone belt, Dharwar Craton, India: Evidence for continental arc mag M. Rajamanickam, S. Balakrishnan, J.K. Tripathi JSPS-DST Japan – India Forum for Advanced Study, Progress and perspective of the studies on the crustal evolution of the Indian Peninsula from Archean to the present by geochemical, chronological and geological approaches7-16 March 2019 - 2019
3 U-Pb Zircon geochronology of charnockites and migmatitic gneisses of the Madras Block, Southern India; Implications for Neoarchean magmatism and metam Mohd. Azhar-Ul-Haq, Kaushik Dasb, S. Balakrishnan, Hiroshi Hidakac and Rajneesh Bhutani JSPS-DST Japan – India Forum for Advanced Study, Progress and perspective of the studies on the crustal evolution of the Indian Peninsula from Archean to the present by geochemical, chronological and geological approaches 7-16 March 2019 - 2019
4 Archean barite: Strontium isotopes as tracer of early crust-mantle evolution Arathy Ravindran¹, Klaus Mezger¹, S. Balakrishnan², Ellen Kooijman³, Melanie Schmitt³, Michael M. Raith⁴ Goldschmidt – 2018: International Conference organized by the Geochemical Society - 2018
5 C, O isotopic, trace element and REE geochemistry of Archean carbonates from Dharwar Craton. Govind, V.A., Balakrishnan S., Dash, J.K., Managave, S., Bhutani,R., Srinivasan, R. National Seminar Dynamics of Surface and Subsurface Geological Processes (DSSGP), Pondicherry University - 2018
6 Rare Earth Element Geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic studies on Archean Carbonate rocks of the Chitradurga Greenstone belt, Dharwar craton, India Behera K., Dash, J.K., Balakrishnan S., Bhutani, R., Srinivasan, R., Managave, S National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
7 Sulfur isotope composition of sedimentary pyrites from the Proterozoic basins of India: Implications for redox evolution of Mesoproterozoic ocean, Absar N., Raza, M.Q., Managave S. and Balakrishnan S. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
8 Geochemistry and Nd isotopic studies of Kudrekonda Quartzite from Shimoga Greenstone belt, western Dharwar Craton India: Implication to Paleo-weatheri Rajamanickam M., Tripathi J.K. and S. Balakrishnan National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
9 Archaean Barite: Strontium Isotopes as a Tracer of Early Crust-Mantle Evolution Ravindran, A., Mezger, K., Balakrishnan S., Raith, M.M. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
10 Sr, Nd isotopic and trace elements constraint on genesis of the mafic rocks in the Manipur Ophiolite, Indo Myanmar Range, India Singh K.O., Bhutani, R., Balakrishnan S. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
11 Major elemental studies of orthopyroxene in different types of charnockite in Pudukkottai region and its implication on petrogenesis Chandra Sekaran M, Bhutani R. and Balakrishnan S. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
12 Field and petrographic study of Archean Granitoids occurring west of Chitradurga greenstone belt, Dharwar craton, Southern India Daripa U., and Balakrishnan S National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
13 Petrogenesis of NeoarchaeanGranitoids from Western Dharwar craton, South India: Constraints from Petrography, Whole Rock Trace Elements and Nd-Sr isot Sebastian S., Bhutani, R., Balakrishnan S. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
14 Petrography and geochemistry of high grade rocks of north-eastern part of the Southern Granulite Terrane, India Azhar-ul-haq M., Bhutani, R., Balakrishnan S. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
15 Measurement of cosmogenic 10Be/9Be in reactive phase on sediment core samples and their significance to estimate denudation rates and past rainfall va Dhal S.P., Balakrishnan S., Kumar Pankaj, Singh Pramod, Chopra S. National Seminar DSSGP, Pondicherry University - 2018
16 Geological significance of radioactive dating. Balakrishnan S. Workshop on Geochronology, Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi - 2017
17 Archean carbonates of Dharwar Craton; A preliminary study using stable isotopes. Govind, V.A., Balakrishnan S., Dash, J.K., Managave, S., Bhutani,R., Srinivasan, R. Workshop on Geochronology, Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi - 2017
18 Sr and Nd isotopic studies on Archean Chitradurga Carbonate rocks, Dharwar craton, India Behera K., Dash, J.K., Balakrishnan S., Bhutani, R., Srinivasan, R., Managave, S. Workshop on Geochronology, Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi - 2017

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Trace, rare-earth elements and C, O isotope systematic of carbonate rocks of Proterozoic Bhima Group, eastern Dharwar Craton, India: Implications for Absar N, Raza MQ, Augustine S, Managave S, Srinivasa Sarma D and Balakrishnan S. Geological evolution of the Precambrian Indian shield Society of Earth Scientists series 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89698-4_13
2 Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology, Nd isotope mapping, and sediment geochemistry from Singhora Group, central India: Implications toward provenance, Das K., Chakraborty P.P., Horie K., Tsutsumi Y., Saha S., Balakrishnan S. Sediment Provenance Elsevier 2017 403-415
3 Applications of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry in Earth Sciences. Balakrishnan S Recent developments in mass spectrometry Indian association of nuclear chemists and allied scientists bulletin 2016 vol- xiii, 2, 47-55.

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface and Subsurface Processes R. Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, N. Absar, K. Srinivasamoorthy and K.N. Kusuma Excel India Publishers 2018 978-93-86724-39-7

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Ocean-Crust-Mantle Interaction: An elemental and isotopic study of the fluid- rock interaction in ocean floor and subduction zone MHRD-Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS) 2020 - 2023 99,71,000 2020
2 Geochemistry and C, O, Sr, Nd, Fe, Cr and Mo isotopic compositions of carbonate rocks from greenstone belts of the Dharwar Craton .....during Archean Ministry of Earth Scince 2016-19 87.11 Lakhs 2019
3 Petrological, paleobiological and Sr, Nd, C isotope studies on Neo-Archean Banded Iron Formation of the Dharwar Sequence SERB-DST 2013-16 16.6 Lakhs 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Heavy mineral study of beach placers Geo Consultant India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad 2018 - 2019 1.6 2019
2 Pb isotope study of samples of Pb-Zn ores Hidustan Zinc Ltd., Udaipur 1.6.2018 to 31.10.2018 4.3 2018

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Principal-Investigator for the project “Measurement of cosmogenic 10Be and 26AI abundances in quartz to determine denudation rates of Western Ghats, Southern India” IUAC 2012-2015 Rs. 6.5 lakhs 2015
2 Co-ordinator for the UGC-Special Assistant Programme UGC-SAP 2009-2014 Rs.70 Lakhs 2014
3 Principal-Investigator for the project “Geo-chronological Studies on Uranium Mineralization …….….. tracer solution” BRNS 2008-2011 Rs.16.9 lakhs 2011
4 Co-ordinator for SSS programme of the DST on the Cauvery Corridor DST-SSS 2006-2011 Rs.54 lakhs 2011
5 Co-Investigator for the project “146Sm-142Nd isotopic studies of meteorites and Earth materials: Early chemical differentiation of bulk silicate part of planetary bodies” PLANEX 2007-2010 Rs. 40 lakhs 2010
6 Co-Investigator for the project DST Project “Volcanological, chronological, geochemical and petrogenetic evolution of the Barren Island Volcano, India” DST 2007-2010 Rs.10 lakhs 2010
7 Principal-Investigator for the project “Measurement of cosmogenic 10Be and 26AI abundances in quartz to determine exposure ages of granulites and gneisses from Southern India” IUAC 2007-2010 Rs.5 lakhs 2010
8 Principal-Investigator for the project “Setting up of National Facility for Geochronology and Isotope Geosciences” DST 2003-2009 Rs.376 lakhs 2009

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 XRD,U & TH analysis, Frantz magnetic separation WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2014 Rs.0.61 Lakh 2014
2 Consultancy work involving field studies and mineral analysis WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2014 Rs.0.30 Lakh 2014
3 XRD,U & TH analysis, Frantz magnetic separation WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2014 Rs.0.30 Lakh 2014
4 Interpretation of mineral beneficiation plant data WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2014 Rs.0.08 Lakh 2014
5 XRD, ICP and magnetic analysis and interpretation of data WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2014 Rs.0.42 Lakh 2014
6 XRD analysis and interpretation of data Carborundum Universal Limited 2014 Rs.0.02 Lakh 2014
7 X-Ray Diffractometer of samples Carborundum Universal Limited 2014 Rs.0.02 Lakh 2014
8 XRD, Frantz magnetic separation WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.08 Lakh 2013
9 XRD, ICP-MS, U & TH analysis, Frantz magnetic separation WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.42 Lakh 2013
10 XRD, ICP and magnetic analysis and interpretation of data WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.30 Lakh 2013
11 ICP-MS analysis and interpretation of data WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.10 Lakh 2013
12 XRD analysis and interpretation of data WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.36 Lakh 2013
13 Frantz magnetic separation, XRD and ICP-MS WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.24 Lakh 2013
14 XRD analysis and interpretation of data WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.36 Lakh 2013
15 Frantz magnetic separation, XRD and ICP-MS WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.36 Lakh 2013
16 X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) and scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis of samples DGM-QC & Lab, DCW Limited 2013 Rs.0.27 Lakh 2013
17 XRD analysis and interpretation of data and report preparation WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2013 Rs.0.29 Lakh 2013
18 XRD,XRF, Frantz magnetic separation, Grain morphology/microphotos, Specific gravity determination WGI, Heavy Minerals Incorporated 2012 Rs.0.29 Lakh 2012

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Mr. Soumya Dhal (co-guide) 2010 Measurement of cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al using Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) and its applications in Geology and Archeology YES 2017 YES 2017
2 Mr. Rajamanickam 2009 Geochemical and Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd isotopic studies on metavolcanic rocks from Peddavura greenstone belt and granitoid rocks of the Dharwar Craton: Significance to Archean crustal evolution. YES 2016 YES 2016
3 Arun K. Sreedhar 2008 Clay mineralogical studies of Attirampakkam palaeolithic Archeological site and isotope geochemical studies on fossils from Cretaceous Formations of Ariyalur area, Tamil Nadu, India – significance t YES 2011 YES 2011
4 Manish M. John 2008 Geochemistry and Geochronology of Granitoids around Northern part of the Chitradurga Greenstone Belt, in the Gadag Area, Dharwar craton, South India: Significance to Late Archean Crustal Evolution. YES 2011 YES 2011
5 Mr. Perumalsamy C. 2008 Geochemical, Sm-Nd and Pb isotope studies on beach placer monazites as indicator of the tectono-thermal evolution of source regions YES 2016 YES 2016
6 Ms. Maya J. M. 2007 146Sm-142Nd and 147Sm-143Nd isotopic studies on Komatiites from Banasandra area, Dharwar Craton and other basaltic rocks of India: Implications for the mantle evolution during early Archean YES 2014 YES 2014
7 J. K. Pattanaik 2007 Sr isotope and geochemical studies on Kaveri, Palar and Ponnaiyar rivers, southern India and 10Be isotope studies on Quaternary sediments of Kaluveli Lake, near Pondicherry, India. YES 2010 YES 2010
8 Mr. Kamalakannan D 2007 Geochemical and Geochronological studies on metavolcanic rocks from Chitradurga and Gadag greenstone belts, western Dharwar Craton, India. YES 2016 YES 2016
9 Mr. Sujit Kumar Pradhan 2006 Paleomagnetic and Geochronological studies on the basaltic dykes from northeastern part of the Southern Granulite Terrain, India: Significance to early Proterozoic continental reconstruction. YES 2013 YES 2013
10 R. Deepthy 2005 Clay mineralogical and geochemical studies on the weathering profiles developed on either side of Western Ghats, Karnataka, India. YES 2008 YES 2008
11 R. Anand 2004 Geochemical and geochronological studies on the metavolcanics of the Hutti Schist Belt and granitoids around the schist belts of the Eastern Dharwar Craton, India. YES 2007 YES 2007

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Dr. Kalaivanan Post-Doctoral Kothari Fellowship Post-Doctoral 2018 ongoing
2 Dr. Ms. Zeena Post-Doctoral DST-PURSE Post-Doctoral 2010 2015
3 Dr. Ms. Shanti Murali Post-Doctoral DST-PURSE Post-Doctoral 2010 2015
4 Dr. J. K. Dash Post-Doctoral NF-University Post-Doctoral 2009 2017

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Application of radiogenic isotopes in geochronology and geochemistry DST December 15 to 20, 2008 National 15-12-2008 20-12-2008 2008
2 Exploration of Solar System Objects PLANEX / Dept. of Space December, 24-28, 2007 National 24-12-2007 28-12-2007 2007

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Geochemical Society Member 2006
2 Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry Life Member 2004
3 Indian Geophysical Union Life Member 1999
4 Geological Society of India Fellow 1986

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date