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Kajaljyoti Borah

Associate Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: kajal.borah [at]
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Research Interest:

Shallow crustal structure and High resolution tomographic image using AmbientNoise, Crust and Mantle anisotropy, Mantle Transition Zone (MTZ), LithosphereAsthenosphereBoundary (LAB).

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Applied Geophysics), ISM Dhanbad, 2013
  2. MTech (Computational Seismology), Tezpur University, 2009, Gold Medalist
  3. MSc (Mathematics and Computing), IIT Guwahati, 2002
  4. Bsc (Mathematics), Gauhati University (Darrang College), 2000


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2017 - 2021)
  3. Assistant Professor (On contract), IISER Kolkata (2014 - 2017)
  4. Project Associate, NGRI, CSIR (2013 - 2014)
  5. SRF, NGRI, CSIR (2011 - 2013)
  6. Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University (Bullard Lab) (2011 - 2011)

Awards and Honors:

  1. AEG Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Geophysics, 2013-14 from Association of Exploration Geophysicists (AEG) (2015)

Selected Publications:

  1. Sarma, Banashree; Borah, Kajaljyoti; Bora, Dipok K. and Anand, Aakash. 2022."Seismic b-value reduction prior to the 28th April 2021, Mw 6.5 Sonitpur earthquake of Assam Valley." Journal of Earth System Science, 131, 1-13
  2. Mukherjee, Pousali; Borah, Kajaljyoti and Yadav, Alok. 2022."Crustal Structure beneath the Precambrian Cratons of Gondwanaland and Its Evolution Using Teleseismic Receiver Function." Lithosphere, 2022, 1-22
  3. Vengala, Pavan K; Gupta, Sandeep K; Borah, Kajaljyoti; Prakasam, K S and Rai, S S. 2022."Seismic anisotropy beneath the Kumaun–Garhwal Himalaya using core-refracted shear wave phases." Geological Journal International, 229, 1978-1989
  4. Mukherjee, Pousali; Borah, Kajaljyoti and Bora, Dipok K.. 2019."Nature of crust beneath Sri Lanka using teleseismic receiver function." Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 187, 104096
  5. Anand, Aakash; bora, Dipok; Borah, Kajaljyoti and Borgohain, Jayanta Madhab. 2018."Seismological evidence of the Hales discontinuity in northeast India." Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 154, 238-247

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