GSU Research Areas



GSU publications (Selected)


  1. Choudhury*, D., Mondal, T. K., Mondal, S., Majumder*, P., Debnath, A., and Banerjee, A. (Accepted). Estimation of burial depth using stylolite roughness from the Neoproterozoic Narji Limestone, Cuddapah basin, India. Journal of Earth System Science. 
  2. Bhowmick*, S., Biswas*, S. K. and Mondal, T. K. (Accepted). Quantifying fluid pressure events using shallow crustal veins. International Journal of Earth Sciences.
  3. Sudhishna, P. N. R. L. , Mondal, S., Mondal, T. K., Das, S. (Accepted). Study of restricted fractures in veins and dykes, and associated stress distribution. Journal of Earth System Science.
  4. Mondal, S., Mondal, T. K., Biswas, S. and Das, G. (Accepted). Understanding the spatio-temporal evolution of fractures in pillow basalt. Geologica Acta.
  5. Pummy Roy, Shukla Dutt, Sumit Jaiswal, Sanjukta Chakravorti, Dhurjati Prasad Sengupta. (accepted) integrated analysis of palynology and vertebrate fossils in the Early Triassic Panchet Formation, Eastern India Indian Journal of Geosciences, Geological Survey of India, (IJG-599-2023)
  6. Chakravorti S, Prasad Sengupta D.  2023. The first record of chigutisaurid amphibian from the Late Triassic Tiki Formation and the probable Carnian pluvial episode in central India. PeerJ 11:e14865
  7. Mallick, S., Bardhan, S. and Das, S. S. Naticid gastropod predation on bivalve assemblages across the K-Pg mass extinction boundary in Rajahmundry, India. Lethaia  p. 1-17(
  8. Bose, K., Das, S. S. and Saha, S. Miocene Stromboid gastropods (Superfamily Stromboidea Rafinesque, 1815) from the Dwarka Basin, western India and their paleobiogeographic implications. Journal of Geological Society of India (accepted 27 March 2023)
  9. Biswas, S. K., Saha, K., Das, G.  & Mondal, T. K. (2023). Estimation of magma overpressure from partially exposed dykes - A new approach. Journal of Structural Geology.


  1. Słowakiewicz, Mirosław Banerjee, Amlan Patranabis Deb, Sarbani Deb, Gautem Tucker, M. E. (2022). Sinuous stromatolites of the Chandi Formation, Chattishgarh Basin, India: their origin and implications for Mesoproterozoic seawater. Geological Magazine, 159(2), 279–292.
  2. Mondal, T.K. Chowdhury, A. Sain, A. Chatterjee, S. (2022). Understanding the maturity of columnar joints and its spatial relationship with eruptive centre: a critical appraisal from the Rajmahal Basalt, India. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 326, 106867.
  3. Padmaja,J., Sarkar, T., Sorcar,N., Mukherjee,S., Das,N & Dasgupta, S (2022) Petrochronological evolution of Mg-Al granulites and associated metapelites from the contact zone of the Archean Bastar craton and Proterozoic Eastern Ghats Province, and its implications. Geosystems and Geoenvironment (Elsevier)

  4. Dasgupta, A., Bhowmik, S.K. & Dasgupta, S (2022) Transition in Thermal History and Recurring Burial-Exhumation Cycles along Colder Thermal Gradients at the Archaean-Proterozoic Boundary: New Insights from the Western Dharwar Craton, South India. Journal of Petrology, 63, 1-34

  5. Banerjee, Amlan Patranabis Deb, Sarbani Saha, Dilip De, Sitabhra Saha, S. (2022). Mahakut Chert Breccia in Kaladgi basin, India: Unsolved Issues. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, 67(1), 12–21.
  6. Banerjee, Amlan Majumder, Tuasha Patranabis Deb, Sarbani Saha, D. (2022). Nature of mineralizing fluid in Paleoproterozoic dolomite hosted talc deposits, Cuddapah basin, India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 98, 18–22.
  7. Banerjee, Amlan Słowakiewicz, Mirosław Saha, D. (2022). On the oxygenation of the Archaean and Proterozoic oceans. Geological Magazine, 159(2), 212–219.
  8. Hossain, S. Songjian, A.O. Mondal, T.K. Sain, A. Khan, S.H. Xiao, W. Zhang, P. Cheng, F. (2022). Understanding the deformation structures and tectonics of the active orogenic fold-thrust belt - Insights from the outer Indo-Burman Ranges (IBR). Lithosphere, 2022(1), 6058346.
  9. Bhowmick, S. Ram, B.K. Mondal, T. K. (2022). An experimental approach to evaluate the role of rock failure modes in mechanical characterization of metabasalts. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 40, 2867–2880.
  10. Taral, S. Mukherjee, D. Ray, S. (2022). Alluvial ichnofacies from Upper Triassic red beds in India: implications for palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 601, 11087.
  11. Wabo, H. Beukes, N.J. Patranabis Deb, S. Saha, D. Belyanin, G. Kramers, J. D. (2022). Paleomagnetic and Ar/ Ar age constraints on the timing of deposition of deep-water carbonates of the Kurnool Group (Cuddapah basin) and correlation across Proterozoic Purana successions of Southern India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 223, Article 104984.


  1. Padmaja, J., Sarkar, T., Dasgupta, S., Dash, J.K., Bhutani, R & Chauhan, H (2021) High pressure granulite facies  metamorphism at the interface of the Archean Bastar craton and the Proterozoic Eastern Ghats Belt. Precambrian Research (Elsevier), 363, 106330.

  2. Dasgupta, S. & Bhowmik, S.K. (2021) Types of metamorphism in   ( Scott A. Elias and David Alderton  eds)  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GEOLOGY, SECOND EDITION , Academic Press,, 354-365.

  3. Bhowmick, S. and Mondal, T. K. 2021. Influence of fluid pressure changes on the reactivation potential of pre-existing fractures: a case study in the Archean metavolcanics of the Chitradurga region, India. Geological Magazine, 1-15

  4. Banerjee, A., Patranabis-Deb, S., Saha, D. and Santosh, M., 2021. Inorganic silicification of ancient carbonate rocks. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 91(2), pp.186-196.Bardhan, S., Saha, S., Das, S.S. and Saha, R., 2021. Paleoecology of naticid–molluscan prey interaction during the Late Jurassic (Oxfordian) in Kutch, India: evolutionary implications. Journal of Paleontology, 95(5), pp.974-993.
  5. Bhowmick, S. and Mondal, T.K., 2021. Influence of fluid pressure changes on the reactivation potential of pre-existing fractures: a case study in the Archaean metavolcanics of the Chitradurga region, India. Geological Magazine, pp.1-15.
  6. Bose, K., Das, S.S. and Mondal, S., 2021. An updated generic classification of Cenozoic pleurotomariid gastropods, with new records from the Oligocene and early Miocene of India. Journal of Paleontology, 95(4), pp.763-776.
  7. Saha, D., Bachhar, P., Deb, G.K., Patranabis-Deb, S. and Banerjee, A., 2021. Tectonic evolution of the Paleoarchean to Mesoarchean Badampahar-Gorumahisani belt, Singhbhum craton, India–Implications for coexisting arc and plume signatures in a granite-greenstone terrain. Precambrian Research, 357, p.106094.
  8. Deb, G.K., Saha, D., Patranabis-Deb, S. and Banerjee, A., 2021. Coexisting arc and MORB signatures in the Sonakhan greenstone belt, India: late Neoarchean–early Proterozoic subduction rollback and back-arc formation. American Journal of Science, 321(9), pp.1308-1349.
  9. Ghoshal, S., Bhowmick, P., Chakrabarti, A., Sur-Kolay, S., Chakravorti, S. and Sengupta, D., 2021, December. 3D Reconstruction from Micro-CT Slices for Non-Destructive Viewing inside a Fossil. In 2021 36th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  10. Goswami, S. and Ghosh, P., 2021. Freshwater Microbialites in Early Jurassic Fluvial Strata of the Pranhita-Godavari Gondwana Basin, India. In Limnogeology: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 549-578). Springer, Cham.
  11. Bachhar, P., Saha, D., Santosh, M., Liu, H.D., Kwon, S., Banerjee, A., Patranabis-Deb, S. and Deb, G.K., 2021. Mantle heterogeneity and crust-mantle interaction in the Singhbhum craton, India: New evidence from 3340 Ma komatiites. Lithos, 382, p.105931.
  12. Roy, S., Sanyal, P., Ghosh, P., Bhattacharya, S.K. and Ajay, A., 2021. Atmospheric CO2 estimates based on Gondwanan (Indian) pedogenic carbonates reveal positive linkage with Mesozoic temperature variations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 582, p.110638.
  13. Saha, R., Paul, S., Mondal, S., Bardhan, S., Das, S.S., Saha, S. and Sarkar, D., 2021. Gastropod drilling predation in the Upper Jurassic of Kutch, India. Palaios, 36(9), pp.301-312.
  14. Saha, S., Das, S.S. and Mondal, S., 2021. Gastropod Biozonation for the Jurassic Sediments of Kutch and Jaisalmer Basins and Its Application in Interbasinal Correlation. In Mesozoic Stratigraphy of India (pp. 333-372). Springer, Cham.
  15. Sengupta, S. and Sengupta, D.P., 2021. Taphonomy and depositional setting of the Shringasaurus indicus (Archosauromorpha: Allokotosauria) bonebed from the Middle Triassic Denwa Formation, Satpura Gondwana Basin, India. Palaios, 36(11), pp.339-351.
  16. Sharma, N., Mondal, S., Das, S.S., Bose, K. and Saha, S., 2021. Morphological conservatism of the family Naticidae (Gastropoda) through time: potential causes and consequences. Paleobiology, 47(3), pp.487-502.


  1. Bhowmick, S and Mondal, T.K. (2020) Control of pre-existing fabric in fracture formation, reactivation and vein emplacement under variable fluid pressure conditions: An example from Archean Greenstone belt, India, Solid Earth, 2020, 11, 1227–1246,

  2. Mondal, T.K, Bhowmick, S., Das, S., Patsa, A. (2020) Paleostress field reconstruction in the Western Dharwar craton, South India: Evidence from brittle faults and associated structures of younger granites, Journal of Structural Geology, 2020,135, 104040,
  3. Khan, S., Majumder, T., Patranabis-Deb, S., Saha, D, (2020). Deformation Structures in a Large Slump Horizon, Paleoproterozoic Vempalle Formation, Cuddapah Basin, Southern India, Journal of Geology, 2020, 128, (6) 517-534,
  4. Subhronil Mondal,Kanishka Bose,Shiladri Sekhar Das, (2020). Observation on the life habits of windowpane oyster Placuna placenta from Gujarat. Indian Journal of Geosciences, 2020, 74(2) 183-186
  5. Pritha Goswami,Shiladri Sekhar Das,Subhendu Bardhan,Shubhabrata Paul, (2020). Drilling gastropod predation on the lower Miocene gastropod assemblages from Kutch, western India: spatiotemporal implications. Historical Biology, 2020, 33(9), 1504-1521
  6. Suparna Goswami, Parthasarathi Ghosh, (2020). Evolution of sedimentation pattern in a continental rift basin of India, between the Late Triassic and the early Middle Jurassic: Tectonic and climatic controls, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy. 2020, 86, 1, 351-363,
  7. Dasgupta, S (2020). Petrological evolution of the Eastern Ghats Belt- Current status and future directions. Episodes, 43, 1, 124-131.
  8. Parthasarathi Ghosh, Dhurjati Prasad Sengupta. (2020). Geodynamics of Gondwanaland, In: Gupta N., Tandon S. (eds) Geodynamics of the Indian Plate. 213-232, Springer Geology. Springer, Cham. 2020, 213-232,
  9. Elzebita M. Teschner, Sanjukta Chakravorti, Dhurjati Prasad Sengupta, (2020). Dorota Konietzko-Meier, (2020). Climatic influence on the growth pattern of Panthasaurus maleriensis from the Late Triassic of India deduced from paleohistology. Peer J (Biology), 2020, 8, e9868
  10. Debarati Mukherjee, Dhurjati Prasad Sengupta, Nibedita Rakshit,(2020).New biological inputs into the Middle Triassic capitosaurs from India as deduced from limb bone anatomy and histology. Papers in Palaeontology, 2020, 6 (1), 93-142, doi:101002/spp2.21263.