Dr. Prachiti P Kanakdande

Project Scientist B, Crustal Processes (CrP)

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Ph.D. : 2013, Geology CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad @ Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
M.Sc. : 2005, Geology SRTMU, Nanded, Maharashtra, India.

Professional career:

2016 (Jan) - Present Project Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2013 - 2015 Senior Research Fellow, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad.
2006 - 2008 CSIR- Diamond Jubilee Internship, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad.


  • DST Sponsored Advanced Programme on” Modelling of magmatic and allied processes” Oct 2007

Research Interest:

Igneous and sedimentary Geochemistry.

Achievements & Awards:

  1. CSIR- Diamond Jubilee Internship (2006 to 2008) CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
  2. DST sponsored International Travel Grant wide no SB/ITS-Y/1050/2014-15 for International Goldschmidt conference 2014, Sacramento, California.


  1. Singh P K., Singh M P., Prachiti P K., Kalpana M S., Manikyamba C., Lakshminarayan G., Singh A K., Naik A S. Petrographic characteristics and carbon isotopic composition of Permian coal: Implications on depositional environment of Sattupalli coal field,Godavari valley India. International journal of coal Geology v.90-91 34-42 (2012).
  2. Prachiti P K., Manikyamba C., Singh P K., Balaram V., Lakshminaryana G., Raju K., Singh M P., Kalpana M S., Arora M. Geochemical systematic and precious metal content of the sedimentary horizons of Lower Gondwanas from Sattupalli coal field,Godavari valley, India. International journal of coal Geology v.88 83-100 (2011).
  3. Lakhminarayana G., Manikyamba, C., Tarun C Khanna, Prachiti, P.Kanakdande., Raju, K. New Observation on Rajahamundary Traps of the Krishna-Godavari Basin Journal Geological Society of India, v. 75, pp.807-819 (2010)
  4. Vijay Kumar, K., Chavan, C., Sawant, s., Nagaraju, K., Prachiti P. Kanakdande.,Sangita, P., Krishna, D., Krishnamacharyulu, S.K.G., Vaideswaran, T and Balaram, V, Geochemical investigation of a semi-continuous extrusive basaltic section from the Deccan Volcanic Province, India: implications for the mantle and magma chamber processes. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 159 pp. 839-862 (2010).
  5. Tarun C. Khanna, Manikyamba, C., Subba Rao, D.V., Prachiti, P.K., Raju, K. Geochemistry and petrogenesis of Gadwal kimberlites, Eastern Dharwar craton, India. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, v.11, pp.315-327 (2009).
  6. Manikyamba, C., Tarun C Khanna, Prachiti, P.K., Raju, K. High Mg magmas of diverse tectonic settings Journal of Applied Geochemistry, v.11, pp.328-346 (2009).

In Books:

  1. Tarun C. Khanna, Prachiti, P.K., Manikyamba, C., Keshav Krishna, A. (2009) Heterogeneous mantle wedge: implication from the geochemistry of boninites from Gadwal greenstone belt, India. In(Ed.) Santosh Kumar on Magmatism, Tectonism and Mineralization, Macmillan publishers New Delhi, India, pp. 1-13.