Nilanjana

Dr. Nilanjana Sorcar

Scientist B, Crustal Processes (CrP)

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Education:

Ph. D. : 2013 , Geology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
M.Sc. : 2007, Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Professional career:

2016 (July) - Present Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2014 (Sept) - 2016 (June) DST INSPIRE Faculty, Presidency University, Kolkata, India.
2009 - 2012 Senior Research Fellow IISER, Kolkata, India.
2007 - 2009 Junior Research Fellow IISER, Kolkata, India.

Areas of Interests:

Metamorphic Petrology & Geochemistry

Honours/Awards/Fellowships :

  1. INSPIRE Faculty Award by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India in 2014
  2. National Scholarship in the Secondary Examination conducted by W.B.B.S.E in 2000.
  3. National Scholarship Scheme 2004-05 Government of India on the basis of the result of BSc (Hons. in Geological Sciences) at Jadavpur University.

Conference/Workshop Attended:

  1. Attended and Presented a poster on “Characterization of Mid-to-Deep Crustal Metamorphism and Melting under varying P-T-X-t conditions and its Applications to the Proterozoic Eastern Ghats Belt, India” in the “DST-INSPIRE Faculty Monitoring-cum-Interaction Meet” in the subject area of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Goa University, Taleigao Plateu, Goa, on 28th January 2017
  2. West Bengal State Science And Technology Congress 2016, Presidency University, Kolkata. (Oral presentation on Cooling History of Higher Himalayan Crystallines, Sikkim, India)
  3. International Conference on Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent, 2008, Organized by Department of Earth Sciences, IIT-Bombay, Powai.
  4. X Convension of the Mineralogical Society of India and National Seminar on Crustal Evolution and Associated Mineralization, 2008, Organized by Department of Geology, Bangalore University, Bangalore. (Oral presentation on Geochemical modeling of phase equilibria to evaluate metamorphic history of HHC, Sikkim, India).
  5. Workshop on Seismic Data Analysis under Dr. Sandip Roy of BRITISH GAS at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2006.
  6. Workshop on Application of Remote-Sensing Techniques towards Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection, 2004, Organized by Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Kolkata Chapter).
  7. Member of organizing committee of the National Seminar on “Making of the Indian Continent”, held during 7-8 November, 2014, at Presidency University, Kolkata, India.
  8. Member of organizing committee of the Brain Storming Session (BSS) held at NCESS Trivandrum during 24 & 25th May, 2017 along with the 36th International Geological Congress Society, New Delhi.

Projects:

  1. “Granulite facies metamorphism in southern India: Petrology, geochemistry and isotopic studies to constrain timing of emplacement of granitoids; UHT metamorphism, melting and crustal evolution” as NCESS core program funded by MoES, Govt. of India.
  2. DST sponsored project on Characterization of Mid-to-Deep Crustal Metamorphism and Melting under varying P-T-X-t conditions and its Applications to the Proterozoic Eastern Ghats Belt, India. Duration for the project is for 5 years, from September 2014- September 2019, with total research grant of Rs. 3500,000/-.