Dr. Anjali Vijayan

Research Associate, Crustal processes (CrP)

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Ph. D. : 2017, Geology, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Thesis : Petrology and 40Ar/ 39Ar Geochronology of the Mer Mundwara and Sarnu-Dandali alkaline complexes, Rajasthan, Northwestern India.
M. Sc. : 2012, Applied Geology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.
B. Sc. : 2010, Geology, Government College Kottayam (Mahatma Gandhi University), Kottayam, Kerala.

Professional career:

2017 (Nov) - Present Research Associate, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Kerala.
2017 (Aug) - 2017 (Nov) Assistant Professor , Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, Karnataka.
2014 (July) - 2017 (May) Research Fellow (UGC-SRF) ,IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
2012 (July) - 2014 (July) Research Fellow (UGC-SRF) ,IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.


  • EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.
  • GSI Annual Conference-2016 Developments in Geosciences in the Past Decade – Emerging Trends for the Future and Impact on Society, IIT Kharagpur, India.

Research Interest:

Igneous Petrology, geochemistry and geochronology

Honours/ Awards/Fellowships:

  • Qualified GATE 2012 & GATE 2015.
  • ONGC, Chennai Gold medal (2012) for Applied Geology topper at Pondicherry University.
  • Indira Gandhi single girl child scholarship 2011 for post graduate students
  • IAS Summer research fellowship 2011
  • Cleared JRF and Lectureship NET (National Eligibility Test) in December 2011.
  • Secured second rank in B.Sc. Geology examination 2010 (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala).

Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Member, European Geosciences Union (EGU)


  1. Sheth, H., Pande, K., Vijayan, A., Sharma, K. K. and Cucciniello, C., 2017. Recurrent Early Cretaceous, Indo-Madagascar (89-86 Ma) and Deccan (66 Ma) alkaline magmatism in the Sarnu-Dandali complex, Rajasthan: 40Ar/39Ar age evidence and geodynamic significance. Lithos, v. 284-285, pp. 512-524.
  2. Pande, K., Cucciniello, C., Sheth, H., Vijayan, A., Sharma, K.K., Purohit, R., Jagadeesan, K.C. and Shinde, S., 2017. Polychronous (Early Cretaceous to Palaeogene) emplacement of the Mundwara alkaline complex, Rajasthan, India: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, petrochemistry and geodynamics. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geol. Rund.), v.106 (5), pp. 1487-1504.
  3. Vijayan, A., Sheth, H. and Sharma, K.K., 2016. Tectonic significance of dykes in the Sarnu-Dandali alkaline complex.Rajasthan, northwestern Deccan Traps.Geoscience Frontiers, v. 7, pp. 783-791.
  4. Cucciniello, C., Demonterova, E. I., Sheth, H., Pande, K. and Vijayan, A., 2015. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and geochemistry of the Central Saurashtra mafic dyke swarm: insights into magmatic evolution, magma transport, and dyke-flow relationships in the northwestern Deccan Traps. Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 77(5), pp. 1-19.