RAJNEESH BHUTANI Professor

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  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • rbhutani@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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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. 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronological study of the Trans Himalaya in Ladakh sector, India P R L, Ahmedabad/M.S.University Baroda, Vadodara 2002
2 M.Sc. Geology M.L.S. University, Udaipur, Rajasthan 1995
3 B.Sc. Geology, Physics, Mathematics University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 1993

Area of Specializaion

Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology

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 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2019 Certificate
2 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2018 Citation
3 Certificate of merit for performance as teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2015 citation
4 Certificate of merit for performance as teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2014 citation
5 Certificate of merit for performance as teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2013 citation
6 Certificate of merit for performance as teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2012 citation
7 Certificate of merit for performance as teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2011 citation
8 Certificate of merit for performance as teacher REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2010 citation
9 BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology) fellowship NATIONAL Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2006 fellowship amount fo
10 Best poster award for the paper entitled “Chemical differentiation and thermal history of planetary bodies” NATIONAL Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad 2004 citation
11 Young scientist award NATIONAL Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2003 citation

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Professor Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University
2 Associate Professor Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University
3 Reader Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University
4 Senior Lecturer Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University
5 Lecturer Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Geologist Geological Survey of India, Pune Geological Survey of India Decann Volcanism
2 BOYSCAST Post Doctoral Fellow Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences Washington University in St. Louis Geochronology
3 Research Fellow Geoscience DIvision Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad Ar-Ar Thermochronology

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

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 Origin of post-collisional A-type granites in the Mahakoshal Supracrustal Belt, Central Indian Tectonic Zone, India: Zircon U-Pb ages and geochemical Bhupendra S. Yadava, Talat Ahmad, Tatiana Kaulina, Tamara Bayanova, Rajneesh Bhutani Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 191,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104247 2020 2.76
2 An Overview of Precambrian Geology of Aravalli Craton and Fold Belt, North-Western India M E A Mondal, Iftikhar Ahmad, M Sayad Rahaman, Rajneesh Bhutani and Talat Ahmad Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad 86, pp. 67-79. 2020 NA
3 Proterozoic felsic and mafic magmatism in India: Implications to crustal evolution through crust-mantle interactions 5. Santosh Kumar, Saurabh Gupta, Sarajit Sensarma, Rajneesh Bhutani Episodes Vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 2013- 230 2020 1.708
4 Nature, age and emplacement of the Spongtang ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India. Elizabeth J. Catlos, Emily C. Pease, Nick Dygert, Michael Brookfield, Winfried H. Schwarz, Rajneesh Bhutani, Kanchan Pande & Axel K. Schmitt Journal of the Geological Society V. 176, pp. 284–305 2019 3.3
5 Nature, age and emplacement of the Spongtang ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India Elizabeth J. Catlos, Emily C. Pease, Nick Dygert, Michael Brookfield, Winfried H. Schwarz, Rajneesh Bhutani, Kanchan Pande & Axel K. Schmitt Journal of the Geological Society 176, 284–305 2019 2.683
6 Mineralogical, chemical, and Sr-Nd isotopic effects of hydrothermal alteration of near-surface rhyolite in the Los Azufres geothermal field, Mexico S. P. Verma. K. Pandarinath, Rajneesh Bhutani, J.K.Dash Lithos 322, 347-361 2018 3.8
7 Mineralogical, chemical, and Sr-Nd isotopic effects of hydrothermal alteration of near-surface rhyolite in the Los Azufres geothermal field, Mexico S. P. Verma. K. Pandarinath, Rajneesh Bhutani, J.K.Dash Lithos 322, 347-361 2018 3.857
8 Geochemical evolution of the Mangalwar Complex, Aravalli Craton, NW India: Insights from elemental and Nd-isotope geochemistry of the basement gneisse Iftikhar Ahmad, M.E.A. Mondal, Rajneesh Bhutani Geoscience Frontiers 9, 931-942 2018 4.256
9 Role of fractionation correction in accurate determination of 142Nd/144Nd by TIMS: A case study of 1.48 Ga alkaline rocks from Khariar, Indi Ikshu Gautam, Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, J.K. Dash Chemical Geology 466, 479-490 2017 3.347
10 Resolving the conundrum in origin of the Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo-Myanmar range: Constraints from Nd isotopic ratios and elemental concentratio Oinam Kingson, Rajneesh Bhutani, J.K.Dash, Sibin Sebastian, Rajneesh Bhutani Chemical Geology 360,117-129 2017 3.347
11 Geochemistry and petrogenesis of extension-related magmas close to the volcanic front of the central part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt Surendra Pal Verma, Darío Torres-Sanchez , Fernando Velasco-Tapia , K.S.V. Subramanyam c, C. Manikyamba Rajneesh Bhutani Journal of South American Earth Sciences 72, 126-136 2016 1.563
12 Petrogenesis of 3.15 Ga old Banasandra komatiites from the Dharwar Craton India: Implications for early mantle heterogeneities Maya J.M., Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, Rajee Sandhya Geoscience Frontiers 8, 467-481 2016 4.256
13 Petrogenesis of charnockite associated with granite near Pudukkottai in the Madurai Block: Constraints from the field-association, petrography and pha Chandra Sekaran, Harsh Raj, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Bhadra Journal of Applied Geochemistry 17(4), 451-461 2015 n.a.
14 Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd study of granite-charnockite association in the Pudukkottai region and the link between metamorphism and magmatism in the Madurai Bloc Chandra Sekaran, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan Journal of Earth System Sciences 125, 605-622 2015 0.890
15 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of subaerial lava flows of Barren Island and the deep crust beneath the Andaman Island Arc, Burma microplate Jyotiranjan S Ray, Kanchan Pande, Rajneesh Bhutani Bulletin of Volcanology 77, 1-10 2015 2.423
16 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 0.890
17 Paleomagnetism of ca. 2. 3 Ga mafic dyke swarms in the northeastern Southern Granulite Terrain, India: Constraints on the position and extent of Dharw Jitendra K. Dash, Sujit K. Pradhan, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, G. Chandrasekaran and N. Basavaiah Precambrian Research 228,164-176 2013 3.843
18 Origin of gases and water in mud volcanoes of Andaman accretionary prism: implications for fluid migration in forearcs Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Alok Kumar , A.K. Sudheer , R.D. Deshpande, D.K. Rao, D.J. Patil, Neeraj Awasthi, Rajneesh Bhutani, Ravi Bhushan, A.M. Dayal Chemical Geology 347, 102-113 2013 3.347
19 Strontium and sulphur isotopic constraints on the formation of the Mangampeta barite deposit, Cuddapah basin Bivin Geo George, N. Shalini, M. S. Pandian, Vinai K. Rai, Rajneesh Bhutani and S. Balakrishnan Current Science 105, 499-504 2013 0.843
20 Estimation of weathering rates and CO2 drawdown based on solute load: Significance of granulites and gneisses dominated weathering in the Kaveri River J.K. Pattanaik, S. Balakrishnan, R. Bhutani, P. Singh Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 121, 611–636 2013 4.609
21 Age and geochemistry of the Newania dolomite carbonatites, India: implications for the source of primary carbonatite magma Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Kanchan Pande, Rajneesh Bhutani, Anil D. Shukla, Vinai K. Rai, Alok Kumar, Neeraj Awasthi, R. S. Smitha, Dipak K. Panda Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology 166, (6), 1613–1632 2013 3.626

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 Origin of post-collisional A-type granites in the Mahakoshal Supracrustal Belt, Central Indian Tectonic Zone, India: Zircon U-Pb ages and geochemical Bhupendra S. Yadava, Talat Ahmad, Tatiana Kaulina, Tamara Bayanova, Rajneesh Bhutani Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 191,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2020.104247 2020 2.76
2 An Overview of Precambrian Geology of Aravalli Craton and Fold Belt, North-Western India M E A Mondal, Iftikhar Ahmad, M Sayad Rahaman, Rajneesh Bhutani and Talat Ahmad Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad 86, pp. 67-79. 2020 NA
3 Proterozoic felsic and mafic magmatism in India: Implications to crustal evolution through crust-mantle interactions Santosh Kumar, Saurabh Gupta, Sarajit Sensarma, Rajneesh Bhutani Episodes Vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 203- 230 2020 1.708
4 Nature, age and emplacement of the Spongtang ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India Elizabeth J. Catlos, Emily C. Pease, Nick Dygert, Michael Brookfield, Winfried H. Schwarz, Rajneesh Bhutani, Kanchan Pande & Axel K. Schmitt Journal of the Geological Society 176, 284–305 2019 2.683
5 Mineralogical, chemical, and Sr-Nd isotopic effects of hydrothermal alteration of near-surface rhyolite in the Los Azufres geothermal field, Mexico S. P. Verma. K. Pandarinath, Rajneesh Bhutani, J.K.Dash Lithos 322, 347-361 2018 3.857
6 Geochemical evolution of the Mangalwar Complex, Aravalli Craton, NW India: Insights from elemental and Nd-isotope geochemistry of the basement gneisse Iftikhar Ahmad, M.E.A. Mondal, Rajneesh Bhutani Geoscience Frontiers 9, 931-942 2018 4.256
7 Role of fractionation correction in accurate determination of 142Nd/144Nd by TIMS: A case study of 1.48 Ga alkaline rocks from Khariar, Indi Ikshu Gautam, Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, J.K. Dash Chemical Geology 466, 479-490 2017 3.347
8 Resolving the conundrum in origin of the Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo-Myanmar range: Constraints from Nd isotopic ratios and elemental concentratio Oinam Kingson, Rajneesh Bhutani, J.K.Dash, Sibin Sebastian, Rajneesh Bhutani Chemical Geology 360,117-129 2017 3.347
9 Geochemistry and petrogenesis of extension-related magmas close to the volcanic front of the central part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic belt Surendra Pal Verma, Darío Torres-Sanchez , Fernando Velasco-Tapia , K.S.V. Subramanyam c, C. Manikyamba Rajneesh Bhutani Journal of South American Earth Sciences 72, 126-136 2016 1.563
10 Petrogenesis of 3.15 Ga old Banasandra komatiites from the Dharwar Craton India: Implications for early mantle heterogeneities Maya J.M., Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, Rajee Sandhya Geoscience Frontiers 8, 467-481 2016 4.256
11 Petrogenesis of charnockite associated with granite near Pudukkottai in the Madurai Block: Constraints from the field-association, petrography and pha Chandra Sekaran, Harsh Raj, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Bhadra Journal of Applied Geochemistry 17(4), 451-461 2015 n.a.
12 , 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of subaerial lava flows of Barren Island and the deep crust beneath the Andaman Island Arc, Burma microplate Jyotiranjan S Ray, Kanchan Pande, Rajneesh Bhutani Bulletin of Volcanology 77, 1-10 2015 2.423
13 Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd study of granite-charnockite association in the Pudukkottai region and the link between metamorphism and magmatism in the Madurai Bloc Chandra Sekaran, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan Journal of Earth System Sciences 125, 605-622 2015 0.890
14 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 0.890
15 Paleomagnetism of ca. 2. 3 Ga mafic dyke swarms in the northeastern Southern Granulite Terrain, India: Constraints on the position and extent of Dharw Jitendra K. Dash, Sujit K. Pradhan, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, G. Chandrasekaran and N. Basavaiah Precambrian Research 228,164-176 2013 3.843
16 Origin of gases and water in mud volcanoes of Andaman accretionary prism: implications for fluid migration in forearcs Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Alok Kumar , A.K. Sudheer , R.D. Deshpande, D.K. Rao, D.J. Patil, Neeraj Awasthi, Rajneesh Bhutani, Ravi Bhushan, A.M. Dayal Chemical Geology 347, 102-113 2013 3.347
17 Strontium and sulphur isotopic constraints on the formation of the Mangampeta barite deposit, Cuddapah basin Bivin Geo George, N. Shalini, M. S. Pandian, Vinai K. Rai, Rajneesh Bhutani and S. Balakrishnan Current Science 105, 499-504 2013 0.843
18 Age and geochemistry of the Newania dolomite carbonatites, India: implications for the source of primary carbonatite magma Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Kanchan Pande, Rajneesh Bhutani, Anil D. Shukla, Vinai K. Rai, Alok Kumar, Neeraj Awasthi, R. S. Smitha, Dipak K. Panda Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology 166, (6), 1613–1632 2013 3.626
19 Estimation of weathering rates and CO2 drawdown based on solute load: Significance of granulites and gneisses dominated weathering in the Kaveri River J.K. Pattanaik, S. Balakrishnan, R. Bhutani, P. Singh Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 121, 611–636 2013 4.609

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 Geochronological constraints on orogenic evolution of Southern Granulite Terrain, south India Rajneesh Bhutani and S. Balajrishnan 11th ISMAS Triennial International Conference on Mass Spectrometry Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry November 24 – 28, 2009 ISBN: 81-901115 2009
2 Sr-Nd Isotopic Studies of Volcanics of Barren Island, Andaman, India Smitha R.S. Rajneesh Bhutani , Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Hetu C. Sheth, Alok Kumar and S. Balakrishnan 11th ISMAS Triennial International Conference on Mass Spectrometry Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry, November 24 – 28, 2009 ISBN: 81-901115-6-6 ISBN: 81-901115 2009
3 A Multi-system high precision geochronological approach towards the problem of tectono-thermal evolution of Southern Granulite Terrain using new gener Rajneesh Bhutani S. Balakrishnan, C.G.Nevin and R. Anand The 10th ISMAS Triennial International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry January 28 - February 1, 2006 ISBN: 81-901115-6-6 ISBN: 81-901115 2006
4 Simultaneous island and continental arc magmatism in northwest trans Himalaya, Ladakh India: inference from 40Ar-39Ar study Rajneesh Bhutani Kanchan Pande 18th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet workshop CNRS, France organized at Assuois, France March 29- April1 2005 ISSN 0993-796X 2005
5 Simultaneous and independent evolution of Island arc and Continental arc along the southern margin of Asian plate: 40Ar-39Ar study of Shyok Suture Zon Rajneesh Bhutani Kanchan Pande ISMAS-Silver Jubilee Symposium Indian Society of Mass Spectrometry, organized at Goa. January 27-31, 2003 ISBN 81901115-5 2003
6 Study of Deccan Volcanics, Lava channels and tubes in western Maharashtra A. B. Sabale Rajneesh Bhutani Geological Survey of India, Records, Vol. 115 Geological Survey of India ISSN-0370-5226 2002
7 40Ar-39Ar Geochronology of The Suture Zone, Ladakh, India Rajneesh Bhutani Kanchan Pande 15th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet International Workshop Chengdu University, Chinese Academy of Sciences ISSN 1005-2321 2000

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 Differentiation of the Lunar Interior. Rajneesh Bhutani Encyclopedia of Lunar Science Springer 2020 978-3-319-05546-6
2 Archean granitoids of the Aravalli Craton, northwest India Iftikhar Ahmad, M E A Mondal, M Sayad Rahaman, Rajneesh Bhutani and M. Satyanarayanan Archean Granitoids of India: Windows into Early Earth Tectonics. Geological Society of London 2020 0305-8719
3 Subduction-related Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo- Myanmar Ranges: elemental and isotopic record of mantle metasomatism Oinam Kingson, Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, J. K.Dash & A.D. Shukla Geological Society, London, Special Publications Geological Society, London 2019 https://doi.org/10.1144/SP481.9
4 Geochemical and Nd isotopic studies of the Neoarchean Paleoproterozoic granitoids of the Aravalli craton, NW India: Evidence of heterogeneous crustal Md. Sayad Rahaman, M.E.A. Mondal, Iftikhar Ahmad, Rajneesh Bhutani Geological evolution of the Precambrian Shield Springer International Publishing AG 2018 978-3-319-89698-4

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 Geological Processes Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishan, Nurul Absar, K. Srinivasmoorthy, K.N.Kusuma Excell 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 STARS, MHRD 2020-2023 99.71 2020
2 Geochemistry and C, O, Sr, Nd, Fe, Cr and Mo isotopic composition of carbonate rocks from greenstone belts of the Dharwar craton: Implications to ocean redox state, oxygenation and carbon burial durin Ministry of Earth Sciences 2016-2019 ~ 40 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Geochemical and isotopic investigation of Meso-Neoproterozoic Bhima Group sediments, Eastern Dharwar craon and their bearing on Proterozoic crstal evolution and sea water composition (Co-PI) DST, New Delhi ~3 years 20.74 2017
2 Genesis of world class skarn depositis in sikhote Alin fold belt, far east (Russia) and Aravalli craton, Rajasthan (India) (Co-PI) DST, New ~3 years 14 2015
3 10Be and 26Al measurements on samples of Ladakh to estimate uplift rate of trans-Himalayan region.(Co-PI) IUAC, New Delhi ~3 years 6.03 2014
4 Modeling of fluid processes in the unconformity-type uranium mineralization in Chitrial area of Srisailam sub-basin, Andhra Pradesh (Co-PI) BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy ~3 years 19.5 2013
5 Geochronological studies on uranium mineralization and host granitoids in parts of south India using 233U/236U isotope tracer solution BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy ~3 years 16.9 2012
6 Volcanological, chronological, geochemical and petrogenetic evolution of the Barren Island volcano, India DST, New Delhi ~ 4 years 42 2012
7 146Sm-142Nd isotopic studies of meteorites and Earth materials: Early chemical differentiation of bulk silicate part of planetary bodies Planetary Exploration (PLANEX), ISRO ~4 years ~20 2012
8 Geochemical tectonics across Cauvery Shear Zone, South India DST, New Delhi ~4 years 11.4 2009
9 U-Pb zircon geochronology across the Cauvery Shear Zone, Southern Granulite Terrain, India DST, New Delhi 1 year ~11 2008
10 Setting up of national facility for Isotope geology and geochronology (Co-Investigator) DST, New Delhi 5 years 380 2008

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

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
1 2019 M.SC 2 Department of Earth Sciences
2 2018 M.SC 4 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
3 2017 M.SC 4 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
4 2016 M.SC 4 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
5 2015 M.SC 1 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
6 2014 M.SC 3 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
7 2013 M.SC 3 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
8 2012 M.SC 3 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
9 2011 M.SC 2 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
10 2010 M.SC 3 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
11 2009 M.SC 4 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
12 2007 M.SC 3 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
13 2006 M.SC 3 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
14 2006 M.PHIL 1 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
15 2005 M.SC 2 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
16 2003 M.SC 2 Deaprtment of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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 Chandra Sekaran 29-09-2008 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2008-09 Geochemical and Isotopic Studies on Charnockite and Associated rocks from Eastern Madurai Block, Southern India YES 18-09-2015 YES 12-07-2016
2 Smitha R. S 15-10-2007 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2007-08 Sr, Nd, Pb Isotopic and Geochemical Studies on Narcondam Island and Barren Island Volcanic Rocks, Andaman Subduction Zone, India YES 13-10-2014 YES 09-05-2016
3 Sibin Sebastian 15-03-2016 20161110001 Petrogenesis of the granites in the peninsular India: understanding the continental crustal evolution NO NO
4 Jitendra Kumar Dash 12-07-2006 No. PU/CE/E9/PHD/2006-07 Geochemical and Geochronological studies of mafic dykes occurring in the northeastern parts of the southern granulite terrain, India YES 10-07-2012 YES 19-03-2013
5 Oinam Kingson Singh 08-08-2013 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2013-14/ Sr, Nd isotopic and geochemical studies of the rocks in the Manipur Ophiolite Complex, Indo-Myanmar Range, India YES 02-02-2018 YES 08-10-2018
6 SUBHAM RANJAN MOHANTA 05-08-2019 1900110002 Geochemical studies of fluid-rock interaction NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Bhupendra Singh Yadav NPDF SERB, New Delhi National Post Doctoral Fellowship 2017 2019
2 Dhanakumar DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow UGC D S Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship 06-07-2020 06-07-2020
3 Bhupendra Singh Yadav DS Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow UGC D S Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship 03-02-2020 03-02-2023

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
1 K-Ar (Ar-Ar) dating Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsTNjBuIjVo NA NA
2 U and Th decay series and secular equilibrium Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC9Luhr0goM&t=290s NA NA
3 U-Series disequilibrium dating: 230Th-232Th dating method Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KChZXDhwU6w&t=43s NA NA
4 230Th-238U dating of volcanic rocks Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5TIUoajf6Q&t=745s NA NA
5 Cosmogenic Nuclides Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHIzZhsP0cQ&t=1580s NA NA
6 Cosmogenic Nuclides: In situ produced nuclides and their applications Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 Cosmogenic Nuclides NA NA
7 U-series isotopes disequilibrium dating methods: 234-U dating Radiogenic Isotope Geology Others 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E84tz9kV_s NA NA

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date
1 Lecture videos seven M.Sc. 4th year integrated students of 5-year program and first year students of M.Sc. two year progr 31-03-2020

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
1 Geochronology and Applications of Radiogenic Isotopes training program on Geochemistry CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad National 15-02-2020 15-02-2020 2020
2 Crust-Mantle interactions through time: constraints from the radiogenic isotopes Geology: Emerging trends and methods Christ College, Irinjalkuda, Thrissur, Kerala National 17-01-2019 19-01-2019 2019
3 Geochemical evolution of the crust-mantle system: inferences from the radiogenic isotopes ISO-Structured Training Program ISRO, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India National 04-02-2019 08-02-2019 2019
4 Geochronology and TIMS training program on Geochemistry CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad National 08-03-2019 09-03-2019 2019
5 Plate Tectonics and Rock Formation International Earth Sciences Olympiad Training Camp Geological Society of of India, Anna University, Chennai National 20-05-2019 21-05-2019 2019
6 Outstanding issues in Dharwar Craton and Southern Granulite Terrain Brainstorming Seminar on the “Precambrian terrane assembly and metallogeny in southern India with a focus on the Dharwar craton and the adjoining So Ministry of Earth Sciences, at CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad National 20-10-2019 21-10-2019 2019
7 Climate change and the Earth Sciences INSPIRE training camp St Marys College, Sultan Bathery, Waynad, Kerala National 26-12-2018 28-12-2018 2018
8 Earth Sciences in todays world INSPIRE training camp DST, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod National 22-12-2018 24-12-2018 2018
9 Origin and evolution of land: clues from radiogenic isotopes Advances in Earth System Sciences,84th Annual General Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences Indian Academy of Sciences, BHU, Varanasi National 30-10-2018 02-11-2018 2018
10 Plate Tectonics, Rock Cycle and Earth System Science Tranining camp for International Earth Science Olympiad Anna University, Chennai National 15-05-2018 16-05-2018 2018
11 Origin of Rocks and Earth System Science Tranining camp for International Earth Science Olympiad Anna University, Chennai National 25-05-2017 27-05-2017 2017
12 Origin of Manipur Ophiolite, Indo-Myanmar Ranges Symposium on Earth Science in northeast, Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences, NEHU, Shilong Indian Academy of Sciences National 03-12-2017 05-12-2017 2017
13 We, the humans, in the Earth System DST-INSPIRE camp Central University of Kerala, Kasargod National 26-12-2017 31-12-2017 2017
14 Rocks in the context of Earth System Science Tranining camp for International Earth Science Olympiad Anna University, Chennai National 13-05-2016 14-05-2016 2016
15 World around us: source of curiosity and science Seminar on the Science Day National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli National 23-02-2016 23-06-2016 2016
16 Mantle differentiation during Early Earth history: Constraints from 146-147Sm-142-143Nd studies IISER, Mohali Seminar IISER Mohali University level 11-04-2016 11-06-2016 2016
17 Earth: A natural laboratory for all sciences National seminar of Indian Science Congress Associate, Pondicherry Chapter National seminar of Indian Science Congress Associate, Pondicherry Chapter,Pondicherry University National 17-02-2014 17-02-2014 2014
18 Classroom teaching of geoscience: challenges and strategies 7th International conference on geoscience education International Geoscience Union at Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad International 05-09-2014 09-09-2014 2014
19 Isotope geochemistry and trace element modeling Lecture Series Center for Advanced Studies in Geology, Lucknow University University level 20-10-2013 24-10-2013 2013
20 Understanding the Earth for shaping the future National seminar of Indian Science Congress Associate, Pondicherry Chapter National seminar of Indian Science Congress Associate, Pondicherry Chapter,Pondicherry University National 23-03-2013 23-03-2013 2013

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 Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes UGC-SAP, PRL, SERB, BRNS Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University; Two days National 08-02-2018 09-02-2018 2018
2 Mrittika 16 (students’ inter-university academic program) Pondicherry University Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University; Two days Regional 21-03-2016 23-03-2016 2016
3 Mrittika 15 (students’ inter-university academic program) Pondicherry University Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University; Two days Regional 21-03-2015 22-03-2015 2015
4 National Instrumentation Facilities in Earth Sciences: Present status and future prospects DST, New Delhi Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University; Two days National 15-07-2012 16-07-2012 2012

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
1 Member, Apex Committee, Jal Jeevan Mission Pondicherry U. T three years Participation in committee meetings to discus the implementation of JJM

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Indian Academy of Sciences Associate Editor of the Journal of Earth System Sciences 2017
2 Geochemical Society, USA Member 2011
3 Geological society of America Member 2007
4 Indian Association of Mass Spectrometery Life Member 1997

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member Governing Body of Sri Venkateshwaraa College of Paramedical Sciences, Ariyur, Puducherr three years participating in the governing board meetings
2 Governing Body of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agricultural & Research Institute, Karaikal three years participating in the governing board meetings
3 Member Governing Board of Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Ariyur three years participating in the governing board meetings
4 Local Coordinator, GIAN three years Coordinating GIAN courses
5 Member, Academic Council, Pondicherry University three years Participating in the Academic Council meetings
6 Head, Department of Earth Sciences 21 July 2020 to 21 July 2023 Academic administration

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Faculty coordinator 2015-2017 Overseeing the academic activities of the Earth Sciences Club of the students

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
1 Prof. J. S. Ray Professor Physical Research Laboratory NATIONAL A joint project funded by DST, New Delhi to study the Subduction Zone Magmatism in the Andaman Island 01-01-2007 01-03-2012 2008 2012 research
2 Prof. S. P. Verma Professor National Autonomous University, Mexico INTERNATIONAL Collaborative Research on the trans-Mexican volcanic belt 2014 2018 2014 2018 The Collaborator visited the Department of the Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, for carrying out the research work.

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
1 STARS Puducherry 09-07-2020 09-07-2023 2020

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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