Professional Experience
Assistant Professor

Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, Panjab University

Awards & Honours
Awarded For Post doctorate Fellowship on Late Cretaceous Indian and French dinosaur eggs and eggshells from Montpellier University, France (1997- 1998)

in 1998

Awarded For DST YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDED BY Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology for the third time in a row (i.e.. 1998-2000; 2000-2004; 2004-2007)

in 2007

Awarded For DST Major Independent Project (FOR THE PERIOD 2009-2012)

in 2012

Awarded For DST Major Independent Project (FOR THE PERIOD 2009-2012)

in 2012

Awarded For DST Panjab University PURSE Project (FOR THE PERIOD 2010)

in 2010

Awarded For DST Panjab University PURSE Major Project (FOR THE PERIOD 2009-2012).

in 2012

Research Paper/Articles Published
Parataxonomic classification of Late Cretaceous dinosaur eggshells from India.

Journal: Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Vol. No. 40: 87-102.

Authors: 2

Diagenetic alterations of Late Cretaceous dinosaur eggshell fragments of India.

Journal: GAIA Geoscience Journal (Lisbon/Portugal), Vol No. 16, pp. 45- 49.

Authors: 1

Biodiversity during the Deccan volcanic eruptive episode.

Journal: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Elsevier Science Limited., UK and USA), Vol. No. 21 (8): 895-908.

Authors: 2

Relationships between European and Indian dinosaur eggs and eggshells of the oofamily Megaloolithidae.

Journal: Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, USA, Vol No. 23 (3): 575-585.

Authors: 3

Discovery of a new micromammal- yielding Deccan intertrappean site near Kisalpuri, Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh.

Journal: Current Science, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 380-383.

Authors: 5

A Cretaceous Hoofed Mammal from India.

Journal: SCIENCE (9 November, 2007, AMERICA) Vol. 318, No. 5852, 937.

Authors: 5

Dyrosaurid remains from the intertrappean beds of India and the Late Cretaceous distribution of Dyrosauridae.

Journal: Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, USA. Vol. No. 29 (4): 1321-1326.

Authors: 4

K–T transition in Deccan Traps of central India marks major marine seaway across India.

Journal: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, USA, Vol. No. 282: 10–23.

Authors: 9

Cretaceous extinctions: evidence overlooked.

Journal: SCIENCE (21 May, 2010, AMERICA) Vol. 328, No. 5881, 974- 975.

Authors: 5

Palaeoenvironment of Northwestern India during the late Cretaceous Deccan volcanic episode from trace-element and stable-isotope geochemistry of intertrappean ostracod shells.

Journal: Global and Planetary Change (Elsevier), 107 (2013) 82–90. Doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.04.011.

Authors: 4

Area of Specialization: Geology – Palaeontology (Vertebrate Palaeontology, Micropalaeontology, Palaeoenvironments) and Sedimentology
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