Education
Educational Qualifications
B.Sc

1993-1996

Kumaon university, Nainital (Naini Tal , Uttarakhand , India)

M.Sc. (Geology)

1996-1998

Kumaon university, Nainital (Naini Tal , Uttarakhand , India)

M.Sc. Tech (Applied Geology)

1999-2000

MLS(Mohanlal Sukhadia University) (Udaipur , Rajasthan, India)

Ph.D (Geology)

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (Dehra Dun , Uttarakhand , India)

Professional Experience
Junior Research Fellow

2001 -to- 2006

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Responsibilites:
Post Doctoral Fellow

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Responsibilites:
Lecturer

2007 -to- 2008

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

Responsibilites:
Consultant Secretary

2008 -to- 2010

ONGC Academy

Responsibilites:
Assistant Professor

2010 -to- Till Now

Center of Advanced Study in Geology

Responsibilites:
Achievements
Awards & Honours
All India Debate Competitions awards III Rank (1985), (1987), I Rank (1986), & II Rank (1988).

in 1986

University Merit Award (Gold Medal, Silver Jubilee Year 1998-1999) KU, Nainital, India

in 1999

National Lectureship Award CSIR-UGC (NET-1999) in Earth Science

in 1999

University second Position Award (Silver Medal, Golden Jubilee Year) M. L. S. University, Udaipur
Senior Research Fellow Award CSIR, New Delhi, 2006

in 2006

International Geological Correlation Programme- project 503 Travel Grant, 2009

in 2009

UGC-BSR Startup Grant in 2012-13.

in 2013

Seminars
Participated in the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp on (EAC) “Environmental Management & Pollution Control in Small Scale Marble Industries” sponsored by the SIDBI
Workshops/Training
Participated in Two Months Training

on Geological field training for two months at Jabalpur-Beragaht section, organized by Dept. of Geology Kumaun University Nainital,
in 1994 for Two Months

Participated in Two Months Training

on Geological mapping and field training (two months) at Gogunda region of Udaipur district of Rajasthan, organized by Dept. of Geology Kumaun University Nainital,
for Two Months

Participated in Mapping Training

on Mapping training for exploration of economic mineral deposit and evaluation of ore body, at Rajpura Dariba mine, Balaria mine, Zhamarkotra mine, Udaipur & Chandmari Clay mine, Bikaner,

Participated in Mapping Training

on Geological mapping training program conducted by SERC-DST at Mysore,

Participated in Geological Mapping

on Geological mapping in and around “Kumbhalgarh” and “Gogunda” region of Udaipur district, Rajasthan, organized by Dept of Geology, M.L.Sukhadia University, Report submitted fulfill the Degree of Master of Science & Technology (M.Sc.Tech in Applied Geology).,

Attended Training Program

on NNRMS-ISRO sponsored training on RS & GIS Applications to Geosciences at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (Department of Space, Government of India), Dehradun. Sponsored CAS Geology Department, PU.,

Attended Training Program

on Well site technology training at Cambay sub assets, ONGC and seismic facies interpretation techniques training at RGL, Vadodara, ONGC,

Research Paper/Articles Published
A new locality of Early Cambrian Ichnofossils from the Mussoorie syncline, Lesser Himalaya, India and revision of the trace fossils biozonation of Lesser Himalaya.

Journal: Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition)

Authors: 4

Integrated lithoichnofacies and ichnofabric analysis of the lowermost part of the Kunzum La Formation along the Khemangar khad and the Parahio Valley sections, Spiti region (Zanskar-SpitiKinnaur Basin), Northwest Himalaya, India. Jour. Geol. Soc. India

Authors: 3

Trace fossils from the Parahio Formation (Tethyan Himalaya) in its type section are elsewhere.

Journal: Journal Paleontological Society of India. v. 58(2), 175-193.

Authors: 5

The sequence stratigraphic framework of the Paleocene succession of the Himalayan foreland Basin: A case study from the Shimla Hills.

Journal: Paleontological Society of India. v. 58(1) pp. 21-38

Authors: 4

Paleoenvironmental significance of Crab burrows Psilonichnus from the Middle Bhuban Formation (Miocene), Mizoram, Northeast India.

Journal: Journal Acta Geologica Sincia, v.87(5), 1460-1471.

Authors: 2

Arthropod from the Bikaner -Nagaur Basin, Peninsular India.

Journal: Current Science, v. 104(6), 706-707

Authors: 5

Additional latest Middle Cambrian trilobites from Karsha Formation (Haimanta Group) Zanskar region of Zanskar-Spiti Basin, Northwest Himalaya.

Journal: Jour. Geol. Soc. India. v. 81 (3), 361-368.

Authors: 2

Paleobiogeography, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironmental significance of the Cambrian trilobites from the Zanskar region (Zanskar-Spiti-Kinnaur Basin), Northwest Himalaya.

Journal: Jour. Geol. Soc. India., v.77 (3), pp. 219-226.

Authors: 1

Psammichnites gigas and other Early Cambrian trace fossils from the Arenaceous Member (Tal Group), Mussoorie syncline, Lesser Himalaya and their stratigraphic significance.

Journal: Memoir 78, Geol. Soc. India. Pp. 1-13.

Authors: 1

Latest Middle Cambrian Trilobites from the Teta Member of the Karsha Formation (Haimanta Group) Zanskar Region of Northwest Himalaya, India.

Journal: Memoir 78, Geol. Soc. India, pp.14-28.

Authors: 1

Megachart-Shale Gas (SG)-Distribution of shale in Indian Sedimentary basins within framework of Chronostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental setup-A base for search of shale gas.

Journal: ONGC Bull, June 2011

Stratigraphic significance of the Cambrian ichnofauna of the Zanskar region, Ladakh Himalaya, India.

Journal: Jour Geol. Soc. India, V. 75 (3), 503-517

Authors: 2

Integration of ichnological and sedimentological studies of the Cambrian successions of Zanskar region of Zanskar-Spiti Basin, Northwest Himalaya.

Journal: Jour Geol Soc India, V. 74(6), 723-737

Authors: 1

Northwest Himalaya. In: “Proterozoic and Phanerozoic Integrated Stratigraphy of South-East Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)” edited by: D. S. N. Raju and Ravi Misra.

Journal: ONGC Bull, v. 44(2), pp.203-236

Authors: 1

Bibliography. In: “Proterozoic and Phanerozoic Integrated Stratigraphy of South-East Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)” edited by: D. S. N. Raju and Ravi Misra,

Journal: ONGC, Bulletin, v. 44(2 ), pp.497-531.

Authors: 1

Mega-chart IVA: Stratigraphic units, Lithology, thickness, and major hiatuses in the Phanerozoic of northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan.

Journal: ONGC Bull., v. 44(2), pp. 1-536, (Part-II), chart-IVA.

Authors: 9

Mega-chart IVB: Stratigraphic units, Paleobathymetry (Paleoenvironments) thickness and Major hiatuses of the Phanerozoic of Northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Journal: ONGC Bull., v. 44(2), pp. 1-536, (Part-II), chartIVB.

Authors: 11

Trilobite and trace fossils biostratigraphy of Cambrian successions of the Zanskar region, Northwest Himalaya. Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften, KarlFranzens-Universität Graz,

Journal: Band 14, 76-78.

Authors: 1

The Ichnogenus Phycodes Richter, 1850 from the Zanskar region and Precambrian-Cambrian boundary Problem in Zanskar-Spiti Basin, Northwest Himalaya. Proceedings Tenth International Ichnofabric Workshop (10th IIW),

Journal: Jiaozuo, CHINA, pp. 52-58.

Authors: 1

Mega-chart I & II: Stratigraphic sequences, major hiatuses and paleobathymetric (paleoenvironments) during the Proterozoic and Phanerozoic of the Himalaya region, peninsular and pericratonic basins of India.

Journal: ONGC Bull.v. 43(1), pp. 1-42.

Additional Cambrian trilobites from Kurgiakh Valley Zanskar Basin, Northwest Himalaya. In: “Advance in Trilobite Research” (edit: I.Rabano, et al.),

Journal: Publicationes Del Instituto Geologico Y Minero De Espana publicacuone Series: Cuadernos Del Museo Geominero N.9., 365-369

Authors: 1

Pelmetazoan columnals (Echinoderm) and brachiopods from the Ordovician of Zanskar Himalaya: Implication on age constraint of Cambro-Ordovician angular unconformity. International conference, “Development of Early Paleozoic biodiversity: role of biotic and abiotic factors, and event correlation”

Journal: (IGCP Project 503 volume), Moscow, Russia, 26 –28, 105-107.

Authors: 1

Paleoecological significance of Ichnofossils from the early Cambrian succession of the Spiti Valley, Tethys Himalaya, India.

Journal: Current Science, v. 88(1), pp. 158-161, 2005.

Authors: 3

Invited Lectures and Chairperson-ships
Participated National Seminar

on ENVIRON & HEALTH’ 99” on Fluoride Contamination Fluorosis and Defluoridation Techniques , organized by Society Affiliated to Research & Improvement of Tribal Areas (SARITA), Udaipur

Participated National Seminar

on Participated in the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp on (EAC) “Environmental Management & Pollution Control in Small Scale Marble Industries”sponsored by the SIDBI.

Others
Fellowship: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF), Internal Junior Research Fellowship, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and Junior Research Fellowship (DST)
Research Experience: Since 2001, working on lower Paleozoic successions (Cambrian-Ordovician-Silurian-Devonian) of Tethyan Himalaya, and Precambrian-Cambrian successions of Lesser Himalaya and Peninsular India (Rajasthan Basin) particularly on Trilobite, Trace fossils (Ichnofabric), Acritarch, Small Shelly Fossils, Graptolite, Brachiopods biostratigraphy.
Research Experience: Sedimentological and Sequence-seismic stratigraphic analysis and basin modeling with use of seismic to simulation software (PETREL)
Research Experience: Tertiary Ichnofossils from Northeast India (Nagaland and Mizoram regions) and Siwalik Group of Northwest Himalaya
Professional Computer Skills: Window system: 2008, 2003, 1998, Software: Grapher-4.0 wins, Surfer-8.0, Sigma Plot-3.0, GIS-8.5, Corel- 14, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Stereo 32, Fabrics 8, Pastprogram, Log Plot, Petrel (Schlumberger).
Project Work
Professional Association
Corresponding Member, International Sub commission on Cambrian Stratigraphy (ISCS)
Corresponding Member, International Sub commission on Neoproterozoic Stratigraphy (ISNS)
Member, IGCP 503- “Ordovician Paleogeography and Paleoclimate”
Member, IGCP 580- “Paleoenvironment of Paleozoic rocks”
Member, World Trilobite Research Directory
Member, Cambrian Research Group, New South Wales
Member, International Paleontological Association (IPA)
Member, Indian Science Congress Association
Member, IGCP-591 - The Early to Middle Paleozoic Revolution, since 2011