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Biplab Bhattacharya
Biplab Bhattacharya Assistant Professor bbgeofes[at]iitr.ac.in +91 1332 285434
Areas of Interest
  • Clastic sedimentology, Ichnology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Coal Geology, paleogeography-paleoclimatology of Archaean, Proterozoic and Phanerozoic successions
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2013till dateAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20102012Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of GeologyHooghly Mohsin College (W.B.) under WB Education Service
20052010Assistant ProfessorDurgapur Govt. College (WB) under WB Education Service
20012004Research FellowPresidency University, Kolkata
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
YOUNG SEDIMENTOLOGISTS AWARDIndian Association of Sedimentologists2010
DST FAST TRACK SCHEME FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTSDST, GOVT. OF INDIA2012
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph. D.SedimentologyCalcutta University2010
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20172019MemberDRC
20132015O.C. Time Table Dept. of Earth Science
20152016MemberDepartment Administrative Committee (DAC)
20132015MemberDepartment Research Committee (DRC)
2013continuingOC, Sedimentology LabDept. of Earth Science
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Sequence stratigraphyONGC-PAN IIT Collaboration2017
Characterization of argillitesCSIR2017
FAST TRACK Scheme for Young Scientists DST 2012
Paleogeography-paleoclimatoogy of mesoproterozoic successionsIIT ROORKEE (FIG)2013
Evolution of Chitradurga greenstone belt DST (Major Research Project)2011
Sedimentology and ichnology of coal-bearing Gondwana sequencesUGC-ERO (MRP)2011
Paleogeography-paleoclimatology of lower Gondwana sedimentary successionsUGC2006
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
35th IGC - 2016 (International Geological Congress)Cape Town, South AfricaIGCAug 2016
International Sedimentological Congress (ISC-2014)Geneva, SwitzerlandInternational Association of Sedimentologists and University of GenevaAug 2014
ICGEN-IAS 2015 (International Conference on Geoscience and Environment and 32nd Convention of IAS)Annamali University, IndiaIndian Association of SedimentologistsJan 2016
Memberships
  • Indian Geological Congress, Member of Editorial Board
  • SEPM, Life Member
  • International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), Member
  • J. Marine Petroleum Geology, J. Paleogeography, Current Science, Arab. J. Geos., JGSI, Reviewer
  • Geological Society of India, Bangalore, Life Member
  • Indian Geological Congress, Life Member
  • Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Life Member
  • Indian Association Earth Scientists, Kolkata, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
SedimentologyES-307M.Tech in Geological TechnologyAutumn
SEDIMENTOLOGYESN-202M.Tech Geological Technology and Geophysical TechnologySpring
SedimentologyES-523M.Sc. in Applied GeologySpring
Stratigraphy Concepts including sequence stratigraphyES-532M.Sc. in Applied GeologyAutumn
StratigraphyES-302M.Tech in Geological TechnologySpring
Coal GeologyES-423M. TechAutumn
Sedimentology & stratigraphyES-531M.Sc. Applied GeologyAutumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Sedimentology, sequence stratigraphySarita Nandwani, M.Tech Dissertation, 2015
LITHOFACIES ARCHITECTURE OF PERMIAN COAL-BEARING UPPER BARAKAR SUCCESSION, WEST BOKARO COALFIELDHarshul Khandelwal
GEOCHEMISTRY OF SHALES FROM BARAKAR FORMATION, WEST BOKARO BASINTanmoy Biswas, M. Tech Dissertation, 2014
SOFT-SEDIMENT DEFORMATION STRUCTURES WITHIN NIMAR SANDSTONEPawan Kumar, M. Tech Dissertation, 2014
GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF NIMAR SANDSTONETarun Kapoor, M.Tech Dissertation, 2014
SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY OF FLUVIO-MARINE INTERACTIVE SYSTEM Sounak Krishna Biswas, M. Tech Dissertation, 2014
SEDIMENTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF BARAKAR FORMATION, RANIGANJ BASINArpita Karmakar, M.Sc. Dissertation, 2014
FACIES ARCHITECHTURE OF TIDE INFLUENCED GRAVELLY SAND BAR DEPOSIT, BAYANA FORMATION Subham Bose, M.Sc. Dissertation, 2014
TIDAL RHYTHMITES WITHIN EARLY PERMIAN BARAKAR FORMATIONLovely Burman, M.Sc. Dissertation, 2013
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Sedimentology and coalMs. Joyeeta BhattacharjeeA2014
Cretaceous marine sedimentologyMs. Suparna JhaO2013
Organic geochemistryMs. Nupur BhushanO2014
Sequence stratigraphy and basin analysisMs. Sapana JaiswalO2015
Glacio-marine sedimentationMr. Harshit VarshneyO2016
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
ONGC - PAN IIT Research Collaboration Phase-2KDMIPE, ONGC, DehradunRP
Refereed Journal Papers

2017

  1. Sapana Jaiswal and Biplab Bhattacharya (2017): Characterization of middle Eocene tide-influenced delta: a study from core samples of Hazad Member, Ankleshwar Formation, South Cambay Basin, IndiaJournal of Earth System Science, accepted, in press.

  2. Suparna Jha, Biplab Bhattacharya and Sarita Nandwani (2017): Significance of seismites in the late Cretaceous transgressive Nimar Sandstone succession, Son-Narmada rift valley, Central India. Geological Journal (Wiley), vol. 52, 768-783. DOI:10.1002/gj.2839. (Online print in 2016)

  3. Biplab Bhattacharya, Joyeeta Bhattacharjee, Sandip Banerjee, Sudipto Banerjee, Kalyan Adhikary (2017): Early Permian transgressive-regressive cycles: sequence stratigraphic reappraisal of the coal-bearing Barakar Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Journal of Earth System Science, accepted, in press.

  4. Biplab Bhattacharya, Malini Chakraborty, Sunil K. Sharma (2017): Occurrence of tidalites in the Mesoproterozoic subtidal-intertidal flat, Lalsot sub-basin, North Delhi Fold Belt, Rajasthan, India. In "Geological Evolution of Precambrian Indian Shield" edited Book under SES Series (of The Society of Earth Sciences), Springer, accepted, in press.

  5. Joyeeta Bhattacharjee, Kaushik Kiran Ghosh, Biplab Bhattacharya (2017): Petrography and geochemistry of sandstone-mudstone from Barakar formation (early Permian), Raniganj basin, India: implications for provenance, weathering and marine depositional conditions during Lower Gondwana sedimentation. Geological Journal (Wiley), DOI: 10.1002/gj.2946.

​2016

  1. Biplab Bhattacharya, Joyeeta Bhattacharjee, Sudipto Banerjee, Sandip Bandyopadhyay and Rohini Das (2016): Seismites in Permian Barakar Formation, Raniganj Basin, India: Implications on Lower Gondwana basin evolution. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, vol. 9(4), Article 300, 1-13.

  2. Biplab Bhattacharya, Sudipto Banerjee and Sandip Bandyopadhyay (2016): Glossifungites ichnofabric signifying Crustacean colonization in early Permian Barakar Formation, Talchir Coal Basin, India. Current Science, vol. 110(1), 86-91.

​2015

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya and Biplab Bhattacharya (2015): Lithofacies architecture and paleogeography of late Paleozoic glaciomarine Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Journal of Palaeogeography, vol. 4(3), 269-283.

  2. Biplab Bhattacharya and P.P. Banerjee (2015): Record of Permian Tethyan transgression in eastern India: A reappraisal of the Barren Measures Formation, West Bokaro Coalfield. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 67, pp. 170-179.

  3. H. N. Bhattacharya, Biplab Bhattacharya, A. Roy and S. Pal (2015): Late Archaean tidalites from western margin of Chitradurga greenstone belt, southern India. Precambrian Research, vol. 257, pp. 109-113.

​2014

  1. Biplab Bhattacharya and Suparna Jha (2014): Late Cretaceous diurnal tidal system: a study from Nimar Sandstone, Bagh Group, Narmada Valley, Central India. Current Science, vol. 107, No. 6, pp. 1032-1037.
  2. Biplab Bhattacharya and Sudipto Banerjee (2014): Chondrites isp. indicating Late Paleozoic atmospheric anoxia in eastern peninsular India. The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, pp. 1-9.

​2013

  1. Biplab Bhattacharya (2013): Sedimentary cycles related to the Late Palaeozoic cold-warm climate change, Talchir Formation, Talchir Basin, India. Earth Resources, vol. 1, pp. 12-25.

​2012

  1. Biplab Bhattacharya, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. Mahapatra and S. Banerjee (2012): Record of tide-wave influence on coal-bearing Permian Barakar Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier), vol. 267-268, pp. 25-35.
  2. Biplab Bhattacharya and H. N. Bhattacharya (2012): Implications of mud-clast conglomerates within late Paleozoic Talchir glaciomarine succession, Talchir Gondwana Basin, India. Indian Journal of Geosciences vol. 66(1), pp. 69-78

​2011

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya and Biplab Bhattacharya (2011): Sole marks in storm beds from a glacially influenced late Paleozoic shallow sea, Talchir Formation, Talchir Basin, India. Indian Journal of Geosciences , vol. 65(3), pp. 175-188.

​2010

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya and Biplab Bhattacharya (2010): Soft-sediment deformation structures from an ice-marginal storm-tide interactive system, Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Talchir Coalbasin, India. Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier), vol. 223, pp. 380–389.
  2. H. N. Bhattacharya and Biplab Bhattacharya (2010): Glacier overriding related soft-sediment deformation structures from Late Paleozoic Talchir Formation, Talchir Coalbasin, Orissa, India. Vistas in Geological Research, U. U. Spl. Publ. in Geology, vol.9, pp. 18-27.

​2009

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya, Biplab Bhattacharya and A. Chakraborty (2009): Architecture of Storm Event Beds from Late Paleozoic Glaciomarine Talchir Formation, Talchir Coalfield, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, U. U. Spl. Publ. in Geology, vol.8, pp. 1-10.

​2007

  1. Biplab Bhattacharya and H. N. Bhattacharya (2007): Implications of trace fossil assemblages from Late Paleozoic glaciomarine Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Gondwana Research (Elsevier), vol. 12, pp. 509-524.
  2. H. N. Bhattacharya, Biplab Bhattacharya and A. Chakraborty (2007): Crustacean burrow fills as obstacles for current crescents in Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Journal of the Geological Society of India (Springer), vol. 69, pp. 1267-1270.

​2006

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya and Biplab Bhattacharya (2006): A Permo-Carboniferous Tide-Storm Interactive System: Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Elsevier), vol. 27, pp. 303–311.

​2005

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya and Biplab Bhattacharya (2005): Storm Event Beds in A Paleoproterozoic Rift Basin, Aravalli Supergroup, Rajasthan, India. Gondwana Research (Elsevier), vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 231–239.
  2. H. N. Bhattacharya, A. Chakraborty and Biplab Bhattacharya (2005): Significance of transition between Talchir Formation and Karharbari Formation in Lower Gondwana basin evolution – A study in West Bokaro Coal Basin, Jharkhand, India. Journal of Earth System Sciences (INSA), vol. 114, no. 3, pp. 275–286.

​2004

  1. H. N. Bhattacharya, Biplab Bhattacharya, I. Chakraborty and A. Chakraborty (2004): Sole marks in Storm Event Beds in the Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier), vol. 166, pp. 209–222.

​2003

  1. Biplab Bhattacharya (2003): Storm Event Beds in Talchir Formation, Jayanti Basin, Jharkhand, India. Indian Journal of Earth Sciencesvol. 30, pp. 37-41.
  2. A. Chakraborty and Biplab Bhattacharya (2001): Evidences of Faunal Activities in the Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, Eastern India – Discussion. Indian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 28, pp. 55-56.