Dr. Abhijit Chakraborty

Qualification : M.Sc.(Geology), M.Phil.(Env.Sciences), Ph.D.(Science)
Designation : Associate Professor, Geology
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Area of Specialization : Sedimentology-Ichnology
Research Extension :


2.  Collaborative research With Prof. S. Bandyopadhyay(Department of Geography, Calcutta University) and Dr. Subhamita Chaudhuri (Barasat State University): Coastline evolution in parts of Sundarban Delta: An integrated geomorphological, Sedimentological and neoichnological purview.

3.  Collaborative research with Dr. S. Mandal, Jadavpur University: Study on the taphonomic overprinting on the geological record of Plant-Animal Interaction.

4.  Collaborative research with Prof. S. Hasiotis, Kansas University: Siwalik Ichnology, India.

Teaching Experience : 

Sedimentology, Palaeontology, Phanerozoic Stratigraphy

Awards : 

Not yet awarded

Professional Membership : Researchgate
Important Publication :
  1. Chakraborty, A., Bhattacharya, S. and Bhattacharya, C., 1990: Groundwater geochemistry and the effects of groundwater and phosphate mining-processing on health. Ind. Jour. Earth Sci., v. 17(2): 149-156.( ISSN: 0379-5128).
  2. Bhattacharya, C., Chakraborty, A. and Nandi, K., 1990:  Rose colouration of muscovite in rose mica schists from Manbazar-Gopalnagar, Puruliya district, West Bengal, Eastern India. Current Science, v.59(20): 995-997.(IF: 0.774-JCR-JournalCitation Rate//ISSN:0011-3891)
  3. Bhattacharya, C., Chakraborty, A. and Banerjee, P.K., 1991: Petrology-geochemistry of Apatite-Magnetite Amphibolites and their role in phosphate mineralisation along the Southern Shear Zone, Puruliya District, West Bengal. Ind. Jour. Earth Sci., v. 18(2): 94-109.( ISSN: 0379-5128)
  4. Sengupta, S., Chakraborty, A. and Bhattacharya, H.N., 1999: Fossil Polyplacophora (Mollusca) from Upper Talchir sediments of Dudhi Nala, Hazaribagh, Bihar. Journal Geological Soc. India, v.54: 523-527. (ISSN: 0016-7622 (print version) ISSN: 0974-6889 (electronic version)
  5. Chakraborty, A. and Bhattacharya, B., 2001: Discussion on paper “Evidences of Faunal activities in the Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, Eastern India. - Siddhartha Sengupta and A. Chatterjee. Indian Journal of Earth Sciences, 27(1-4): 48-50.( ISSN: 0379-5128)
  6. Bhattacharya, H.N., Goswami, A. and Chakraborty, A., 2002: Sedimentary Facies Analysis of A Permo-Carboniferous Terminoglacial Succession, Saharjuri Basin, Jharkhand. Journal Geological Soc. India. v.60: 401-410.( ISSN: 0016-7622 (print version) ISSN: 0974-6889 (electronic version)
  7. Bhattacharya, H.N., Bhattacharya, B., Chakraborty, I., and Chakraborty, A., 2004. .  Sole Marks in Storm Event Beds in the Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Ranigunj Basin, India. Sedimentary Geology, v.166: 209-222. (ISSN: 0037-0738 IF: 1.957 //5-Year IF: 2.365
  8. Chakraborty, A. and Bhattacharya, H.N., 2005: Ichnology of a Permo-Carboniferous glaciomarine ice-contact deltaic set-up, Talchir Formation, Saharjuri Basin, India. Ichnos, v.12, No. 1, pp. 31-45.//(IF: 0.688-2011)ISSN: 1042-0940 (Print), 1563-5236 (Online)// DOI: 10.1080/10420940590914480
  9. Bhattacharya, H.N., Chakraborty, A. and Bhattacharya, B., 2005. Significance of Transition between Talchir Formation and Karharbari in Lower Gondwana Basin Evolution- A Study in West Bokaro Coal Basin, Jharkhand, India. Journal of Earth System. Sciences, V.114, No. 3, pp. 275-286. (IF: 0.820-2011)( ISSN: 0253-4126)
  10. Bhattacharya, H. N., Bhattacharya, B. and Chakraborty A., 2007. Crustacean burrow fills as obstacles for current crescents in Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Raniganj Basin, India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, v. 69: 1269-1270. .( ISSN: 0016-7622 (print version) ISSN: 0974-6889 (electronic version)
  11. Bhattacharya, H. N., Bhattacharya, B., and Chakraborty, A., 2009. Architecture of Storm Event Beds from Late Paleozoic Glaciomarine Talchir Formation, Talchir Coalfield, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, U.U. Spl. Publ. in Geology (8): 1-10.
  12. Kundu, A., Goswami, B., Eriksson, P.G. and Chakraborty, A., 2011.  Palaeoseismicity in relation to basin tectonics as revealed from soft-sediment deformation structures of the Lower Triassic Panchet formation, Raniganj basin (Damodar valley), eastern India. Journal of Earth System. Sciences, V.120, No. 1, pp. 167-181. (IF: 0.820-2011//ISSN: 0253-4126 (print version)-ISSN: 0973-774X (electronic version)
  13. Chakraborty, A., Chaudhuri, S. and Bandyopadhyay, S. (2011): Ecological and sedimentological controls on spatial differentiation of crab burrows: A case study in Gangasagar beach area, West Bengal. In Bandyopadhyay, S., Bhattacharji, M., Chaudhuri, S., Goswami, D.C., Jog, S.R. and Kar, A.K. (editors): Landforms Processes and Environment Management. ACB Publications. Kolkata: 338–355. [ISBN 81-87500-58-1]
  14. Chakraborty, Abhijit. and Bhattacharya, H. N., 2012: Early Permian Xiphosurid trackways from India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 80(1): 129-135.(IF:0.596-2011)// ISSN: 0016-7622 (print version)-ISSN: 0974-6889 (electronic version)// (DOI) 10.1007/s12594-012-0127-7.
  15. Chakraborty, A. and Bhattacharya, H. N., 2013. Spreiten Burrows: A Model Based Study on Diplocraterion parallelum, In Mukhopadhyay et al (eds.), Geospectrum: proceedings of UGC sponsored conference on recent researches in Earth System Science. 368p. ACB Pub. ISBN 81-87500-70-0.
  16. Chakraborty, A., Hasiotis, S. T., Ghosh, B. And Bhattacharya, H. N., 2013 Fluvial Trace Fossils in the Middle Siwalik (Sarmatian-Pontian) of Darjeeling Himalayas, India. J. Earth Syst. Sci. 12(4): 1023–1033 (DOI) 10.1007/s12040-013-0324-9. Online ISSN: 0973-774X/Print ISSN: 0253-4126.

Accepted (Peer Reviewed Journal)

  1. Chakraborty, A., Bhattacharya, H.N. and 2014Anal Sac of a Cladid Crinoid from the Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Talchir Basin, Orissa, JGSI.

Accepted Abstract (International Conference)

  1. Chakraborty, A., 2008. Ichnomimicry: A Discussion. Abstract, ICHNIA, Krakow, Poland (Abs).
  2. Chakraborty, A. 2013. Geomorphological-ecological-sedimentological evolution of Chuksar Island, hugly estuary, India: a neoichnological approach. S24A - Tropical Rivers: Hydro-Physical Processes, Impacts, Hazards and Management (IGCP 582 and IAG-WG), Abstract Volume, 8th AIG Conference on ‘Geomorphology and Sustainable Development’, Paris, France. 1212p.

Other Publications

  1. Chakraborty, A., 1983: On the origin of Earth, SCAN, Jour. Asso. Geol. Sci., Asutosh College, Calcutta, V.1: 12-13 (in Bengali).
  2. Chakraborty, A., 1988: On the dialectic relationship between man and environment. CAMPUS, organ, C.S.U., University of Calcutta. P. 63-64. (in Bengali).
  3. Chakraborty, A., 1989: Gemstones and related superstitions. Janavijnan, Jour. Pasvchim Banga Vijnan Manch, July & August issues. (in Bengali).


Research Projects :
  1. M.Sc. Dissertation, 1986: Petrology of the area between Gopalnagar and Manbazar, Puruliya District, West Bengal.(Supervision: Dr. C. Bhattacharyya, Professor, Dept. of Geology, Calcutta University).
  2. M.Phil. Dissertation, 1987: Genesis of Rock Phosphate of Beldih, Puruliya District, West Bengal, and the impact of its mining and processing on the environment. (Supervision: Dr. C. Bhattacharyya, Professor, Dept. of Geology, Calcutta University).
  3. Ph.D. Thesis, 2006: Sedimentology and Ichnology of the Talchir Formation in Saharjuri, Bihar, India. (Supervision: Dr. H.N. Bhattacharya, Professor, Dept. of Geology, Presidency College and Dr. Subir Sarkar, Reader, Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University).


Collaborations : Department of Geology & Geography, Calcutta University/State University, Barasat/Presidency University.
Special Achievements :
  • UGC Minor 2000-2002 (Title: Depositional Environment of Talchir Sediments in Saharjuri Coal Fields, Bihar, India: An Integrated Lithofacies and Ichnofacies Study)
  • UGC Minor 2006-2008 (Title: Lower Gondwana Bioevents in Parts of Damodar Valley Basins, India: An Ichnological Purview).
  • UGC Minor 2010-2012 (ongoing) (Title: Paleoenvironment of Siwalik Deposition in the Southern Fringes of Eastern Himalayas: An Ichnological Purview.