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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Mitra, Supriyo; Priestley, K. F.; Borah, Kajaljyoti and Gaur, V. K.. 2018."Crustal Structure and Evolution of the Eastern Himalayan Plate Boundary System, Northeast India (in press)." Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), 123, 621-640
  4. Chaudhuri, Kuntal; Borah, Kajaljyoti and Gupta, Sandip. 2016."Seismic evidence of crustal low velocity beneath Eastern Ghat Mobile Belt, India." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 261, 207-216
  5. Borah, Kajaljyoti; Bora, Dipok K.; Goyal, Ayush and Kumar, Raju. 2016."Crustal structure beneath northeast India inferred from Receiver Function modeling." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 258, 15-27

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