Prasanta Sanyal

Dept: Earth Sciences
E-mail: psanyal [at]
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Research Interest:
  1. Evolution of Indian monsoon and its effect on ecosystem and landforms.
  2. Past atmospheric CO2 variations.
  3. Carbon isotope thermometry.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 2004.
  2. M.Sc, Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, 1998.
  3. B.Sc, Honours in Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, 1996.

  1. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata (December, 2010- )
  2. Research Scientist, May to July 2009, Indiana University, USA
  3. Assistant Professor, IIT-Kharagpur (Jan,2006-December, 2010)
  4. Lecturer, BHU (December 2005-January,2006)

Awards and Honors:
  1. National Scholarship (Govt. of India) 1991-1996.
  2. Research Scholarships at Physical Research Laboratory (1999-2004), Ahmedabad, India.
  3. Qualified the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR-1999) NET
  4. Best paper presentation award in 11th Indian Society of Mass Spectrometry workshop which was held in Shimla during October 7th to 12th , 2004.
  5. Young Earth Scientist award by Department of Science and Technology, 2004.
  6. Selected as a participant in 2nd Indo-American Frontiers of Science Symposium held during 17-20 Jan 2007 at the Beckham Centre in Irvine, California , USA
  7. BOYSCAST fellowship- Department of Science and Technology, 2009.

Selected Publications:
  1. Prasanta Sanyal, S.K.Bhattacharya, Rohtash Kumar, Sumit K. Ghosh, S.J. Sangode. 2004. Mio-Pliocene monsoonal record from Indian Himalayan Foreland basin (Siwalik) and its relation to vegetational change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. v.205, 23-41.
  2. Prasanta Sanyal, S.K.Bhattacharya, Rohtash Kumar, Sumit K. Ghosh, S.J. Sangode. 2005. Paleovegetational reconstruction in Late Miocene: a case study based on early diagenetic carbonate cement from Indian Siwalik. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology v. 228,245-259.
  3. Prasanta Sanyal, S.K.Bhattacharya, Mahesh Prasad. 2005. Chemical diagenesis of Siwalik sandstone: Isotopic and mineralogical proxies from Surai Khola section, Nepal. Sedimentary Geology v.180, 57-74.