Somnath Dasgupta

Dept: Earth Sciences
E-mail: somnath [at]
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Research Interest:

Petrology & Geochemistry

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Science), Jadavpur University, 1979
  2. M.Sc. (Applied Geology), Jadavpur University, 1974
  3. B.Sc.(Honours in Geological Sciences), Jadavpur University, 1971

  1. Geologist, Geological Survey of India, (1978-1981)
  2. Lecturer in Geology, Jadavpur University, (1981-1986)
  3. Senior Lecturer in Geology, Jadavpur University, (1986-1990)
  4. Reader in Geology, Jadavpur University, (1990-1997)
  5. Professor in Geology ,Jadavpur University, (1997-2007)
  6. Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata (2007 - )

Awards and Honors:
  1. Elected Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
  2. Elected Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
  3. Elected Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad
  4. Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology
  5. Elected Fellow, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, (TWAS), Trieste, Italy
  6. Recipient of N.N. Chatterjee Medal from the Asiatic Society, Calcutta (1979)
  7. Recipient of Career Award by the University Grants Commission(1988)
  8. Recipient of Krishnan Medal from the Indian Geophysical Union (1989)
  9. Recipient of National Mineral Award from the Government of India, (1996)
  10. Recipient of Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1991-92, 1997, 2006)
  11. Awarded Mercator Guest Professorship by the German Research Foundation (2002-03)
  12. Recipient of J.C. Bose Fellowship from the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (2007)
  13. Awarded Visiting Professorship by Hokkaido University (2007)

Selected Publications:
  1. Sedimentary structures in the Precambrian Delhi Supergroup rocks and their significance. Indian Journal of Earth Sciences, 5, 177 (1978).
  2. A study of the preexistent ores at the intrusive contact and the origin of the late hydrothermal veins at the Madan Kudan and Kolihan mines, Khetri copper belt, Rajasthan, India (with S.C. Sarkar), Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie abh, 143, 102 (1980).
  3. Geologic setting, genesis, and transformation of sulfide deposits in the northern part of the Khetri copper belt, Rajasthan, India (with S.C. Sarkar), Mineralium Deposita, 15, 117 (1980).