Dr. Ravi Shankar

Project Scientist-B, Crustal processes (CrP)

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Ph.D. : 2017, Sciences,Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), HYDERABAD, India.
Thesis : Geochronology & Paleomagnetic Study of the Newer Dolerite Dyke Swarms from the Singhbhum Craton:- Implications to Proterozoic continental reconstruction.
M. Sc. : 2011, Geology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.
B. Sc. : 2009, Geology, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Professional career:

2017 (Dec) - Present Project Scientist-B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Kerala.


  • Undergone the summer training at Tehri Unit of THDC INDIA LIMITED and had prepared a Project Report on “Reservoir Rim Stability Assessment of Koteshwar Dam Reservoir” (30 days).
  • Completed the summer internship awarded by INDIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES under SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME-2010 at IISER-KOLKATA under guidance of Dr. Jayonto Routh on topic “Analysis of Organic Compounds in Peat Deposit Samples of Siberia” (60 days).
  • Undergone the Foundation Training Course on “E & P Well-Site Operations” at Forward Base, Western Onshore ONGC, Ahmedabad (10 days).
  • Completed DST sponsored International Workshop on “Geochemical Modelling in Igneous Petrogenesis: An Introduction to GCD Kit”, at CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad (4day).

Research Interest:



Paleogeographic Reconstruction


Geological Mapping

Geochemical Modeling


Achievements and Awards:

  • Aug 2014 Scholarship: CSIR-Senior Research Fellow
  • Sep 2012 Award: NGRI Golden Jublee Award
  • Jul 2012 Scholarship: CSIR-Junior Research Fellow
  • Jul 2010 Scholarship: Summer research Fellowship by Indian Academy of Sciences, Banglore


  • Paleomagnetic and Geochemical studies of various Paleoproterozoic to Mesoproterozoic mafic dyke swrams of India.


  1. Ravi Shankar, Srinivasa Sarma, Ramesh Babu, Parashuramulu V: Paleomagnetic study of 1765 Ma dyke swarm from the Singhbhum Craton: Implications to the Paleogeography of India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 08/2017;, DOI:10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.08.026
  2. N. Ramesh Babu, M. Venkateshwarlu, Ravi Shankar, E. Nagaraju, V. Parashuramulu: New Paleomagnetic results on 2367 Ma Dharwar giant dyke swarm, Dharwar craton, southern India: Implications for Paleoproterozoic continental reconstruction. Journal of Earth System Science 07/2017; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-017-0910-3
  3. Anil Kumar, V. Parashuramulu, Ravi Shankar, Besse Jean: Evidence for a Neoarchean LIP in the Singhbhum craton, eastern India: Implications to Vaalbara supercontinent. Precambrian Research 02/2017; 292., DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2017.01.018
  4. Ravi Shankar, B. Vijayagopal, Anil Kumar: Precise Pb–Pb baddeleyite ages of 1765 Ma for a Singhbhum ‘newer dolerite’ dyke swarm. Current science 05/2014; 106(9):1306-1310.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Ravi Shankar, D. Srinivasa sarma: Palaeomagnetic Study on a 1765 Ma Dyke Swarm from Singhbhum Craton: Implications to the Paleogeographic Position of India. Acta Geologica Sinica 10/2016; 90(s1):44-44., DOI:10.1111/1755-6724.12876
  2. Anil Kumar, Ravi Shankar, V. Parashuramulu, Jean Besse: Evidence for A Neoarchean LIP Remnant in the Singhbhum Craton, Eastern India: Implications to Vaalbara Supercontinent. Acta Geologica Sinica 10/2016; 90(s1):66-66., DOI:10.1111/1755-6724.12890
  3. Ravi Shankar: Dyke Map Of Indian Cratons. Acta Geologica Sinica 10/2016; 90(s1):19-19., DOI:10.1111/1755-6724.12858

Web Pages:

  1. Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ravi_Shankar22
  2. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=lU_mJNEAAAAJ&hl=en