Director, Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Interest:

Swarm Intelligence, Tectonics, Mineral Exploration, and Petrophysics


B. Sc. (Physics Hons.) Banaras Hindu University, 1990

M. Sc. Tech (Exploration Geophysics), Banaras Hindu University, 1993

M. Tech (Mining Geophysics) ISM, Dhanbad, 1995

PhD (Geophysics) ISM Dhanbad, 2000

Professional Experience

Technical Officer, ISM Dhanbad February 2000 to October 2002

Assistant Professor, ISM Dhanbad, October 2002 to December 2005

Associate Professor, ISM Dhanbad, January 2006 to December 2009

Professor ISM, Dhanbad January 2010 to till date

Member of Professional Bodies


Text & Reference Books

Bhattacharya, B. B., and Shalivahan, 2016, Geoelectric Methods Theory and Application, McGraw Hill Education

Awards & Honors

Boyscast Fellowship

National Geoscience Award 2010, Ministry of Mine, Government of India

Outstanding Educator Award 2020, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, USA

INSA Best Teacher Award 2021

Administrative Responsibilities:

Director, IIPE, 2022 onwards

Deputy Director, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad 2021-2022

Dean (Research and Development),  IIT(ISM) Dhanbad, 2018-2022

Head, Centre of Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad  2016-2018

Head, Department of Applied Geophysics, ISM Dhanbad, 2012-2015