Dr. M. S. Pandian


Department of Earth Sciences

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Professor of Geology with interest in teaching Economic Geology and research on understanding ore forming processes. Activlely engaged in ore geology research on diverse types of hydrothermal deposits with a team of mentors and students, and in updating knowledge of alumni across all batches passed out from 1997 onwards.


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Notable Publications

PThomas, P.K., Thomas, T., Thomas, J., Pandian, M.S., Banerjee, R., Ramesh Babu, P.V. , Gupta, S. and Vimal, R. 2014. Role of hydrothermal activity in uranium mineralisation in Palnad Sub-basin, Cuddapah Basin, India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v.91, pp.280-288 (2014)

Pandian, M.S. Late Proterozoic acid magmatism and associated tungsten mineralization in NW India. Gondwana Research, v.2, pp.79-87 (1999)

Krylova, T. L., Pandian, M. S., Bortnikov, N. S., Vijay Anand. S., Gorelikova, N. V., Gonevchuk, V. G., and Korostelevc, P.G. Degana (Rajasthan, India) and Tigrinoe (Primorye, Russia) Tungsten and Tin–Tungsten Deposits: Composition of Mineral Forming Fluids and Conditions of Wolframite Deposition, Geology of Ore Deposits, v. 54, No. 4, pp. 276–294 (2012).

Pandian, M.S. and Varma, O.P. Geology and geochemistry of topaz granite and associated wolframite deposit at Degana, Rajasthan. Journal of Geological Society of India, v.57, pp.297-307 (2001)

Vijay Anand, S., Pandian, M S., Balakrishnan, S. and Sivasubramaniam, R. Fluid inclusion, geochemical, Rb–Sr and Sm–Nd isotope studies on tungsten mineralized Degana and Balda granites of the Aravalli craton, NW India. J. Earth Syst. Sci. 127:52 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-018-0953-0 (2018)

Awards & Achievements​

"Member of Apex Exploration Research Advisory Committee, Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India (for 2 successive terms from 2019 onwards)"
"Co-opted Member of Expert Committee, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, SERB, New Delhi (2018 onwards)"
"Co-opted Member of Programme Advisory Committee, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, SERB, New Delhi (2015-2018)"

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