Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, 2011.


B.Sc, Honours in Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, 2009.

Research Field

Paleoclimatology | Isotope hydrology

Research Interest

  • Paleoclimate reconstruction from semi-arid to sub-humid western part of India and its implication on contemporary vegetation.
  • Effect of vapor sources on stable isotopic composition of rainwater.
  • Effect of climatic factors on the carbon isotopic composition of modern plants


PhD Student at IISER Kolkata


  • Usman, M. O., Kirkels, F. M. S. A., Zwart, H. M., Basu, S., Ponton, C., Blattmann, T. M., Ploetze, M., Haghipour, N., McIntyre, C., Peterse, F., Lupker, M., Giosan, L., and Eglinton, T. I.: Reconciling drainage and receiving basin signatures of the Godavari River system, Biogeosciences, 15, 3357-3375,, 2018.
  • Sayak Basu, Shailesh Agrawal, Prasanta Sanyal, Poritosh Mahato, Satyam Kumar, Anindya Sarkar, 2015. Carbon isotopic ratios of modern C3–C4 plants from the Gangetic Plain, India and its implications to paleovegetational reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440, 22-32.
  • Sayak Basu, Anoop Ambili, Prasanta Sanyal, Pramod Singh, 2017. Lipid distribution in the lake Ennamangalam, south India: Indicators of organic matter sources and paleoclimatic history. Quaternary International,>
  • Sayak Basu, Prasanta Sanyal, Kshirod Sahoo, Naveen Chauhan, Anindya Sarkar, Navin Juyal, 2017: Variation in monsoonal rainfall sources (Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal) during the late Quaternary: Implications for regional vegetation and fluvial systems(In Press).

Published abstracts:

1) Open Science Meeting (PAGES conference), 2012 Indian monsoonal rainfall variation in last 100 ka: A case study from western part of India.
2) Annual day conference of Earth Sciences department, IISER Kolkata Carbon Isotopic characterization of vegetation and phytoliths from eastern part of India.
3) Indian Geological Union, 2013 The influence of vapor transport time on the stable isotopic composition of rainwater at South Bengal, India.