Dr. Mayank Joshi

Project Scientist B, Crustal Processes (CrP)

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Ph.D. : 2015, Geology, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Thesis : Climate-tectonic interaction in the morphogenic evolution of Ravi river basin in Chamba region, Western Himachal Pradesh, NW Himalaya.
M.Sc. : 2008, Geology, Kumaun University, Nainital.
Thesis : Structural evolution of Dwarahat-Chaukhatia-Gairsain ,Implication to shear zone evolution, Kumaun Himalaya, Uttrakhand

Professional career:

2016 - Present Project Scientist-B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2015 - 2016 Guest faculty in Civil department, Uttrakhand Technical University, Dehradun.


  • Scientific short course on Introduction to landslide site mapping at IIT Kanpur outreach centre, October 2016 (1 week).
  • Advanced course in Himalayan Geology organized by Geological Survey of India, December 2012 (1 week).
  • ‘SERC school on Crustal Deformation and Tectonic Geomorphology’ sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, May-June, 2009 (15 days).

Research Interest:

  1. Tectonic Geomorphology
  2. Active tectonics
  3. Quaternary landform evolution
  4. Natural hazards such as Landslides and Soil piping
  5. Optical Stimulated Luminescence Dating

Achievements & Awards:

  1. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)- NET (LS) (June 2011).
  2. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)- NET (LS) (June 2010).
  3. Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology Fellowship 2013.
  4. Fellowship in a Department of Science and Technology sponsored project, 2008-2012

Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Himalayan Geology (life membership)

Field Experience:

  1. Filed work course in Zanskar Valley on theme ‘Sedimentation, Tectonic and Quaternary Landforms of Zanskar Valley’, August- September 2015 (15 days)
  2. Filed work course in Ladakh Himalaya on theme ‘Major Tectonics and Lithounits in the Indus and Shyok Suture Zones of Ladakh Himalaya, August 2011 (15 days)
  3. Underground mining training at Zawar, Rajasthan, December 2007 (1 week)


  1. Landslides and its triggering factors in the Western Ghats- an integrated geological, geotechnical and geophysical investigation (since 2016)
  2. Involved in a project entitled “Role of tectonic- climate interaction in morphogenic evolution of Dhauladhar range during Late Quaternary in Kangra and Chamba regions of Western Himachal Pradesh” (2009-2013).


  1. Mayank Joshi, V. C. Thakur (2016). Signatures of 1905 Kangra and 1555 Kashmir earthquakes in medieval period temples of Chamba region, NW Himalaya, Seismological Research Letter. 87(5), 1150-1160.
  2. Thakur, V. C., Joshi, M., Sahoo, D., Suresh, N., Jayangondapermal, R., and Singh, A. (2014). Partitioning of convergence in Northwest Sub-Himalaya: estimation of late Quaternary uplift and convergence rates across the Kangra reentrant, North India. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103(4), 1037-1056.