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Prof. G. V. R. Prasad

Prof.
  Professor
     Department of Geology,
Centre for Advanced Studies,
University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007
 
     
+91-11-27667073
+919868207140
     guntupalli.vrprasad@gmail.com

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D.

Panjab University, Chandigarh

1986

PG

Vikram University, Ujjain

1981

UG

Vikram University, Ujjain

1979

Certificate Course in French

Diploma Course in French

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Panjab University, Chandigarh

1984

1985

Career Profile

 January(25)1986 to May(10)1986 Lecturer (ad-hoc),  CAS in Geology,Panjab University,chandigarh                  

October(20) 1986 to August (6)1992        

Lecturer, Deptt of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu

August(7) 1992 to April (17)1998

Reader, Deptt of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu

April (18) 1998 to October (19)2008        

Professor, Deptt of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu

October (20) 2008 to November (30)2009                                          

Professor, Department of Earth Science, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research – Kolkata  (IISER-K)

December (1) 2009 to date   

 Professor, Department of Geology, University of Delhi,

Delhi

Administrative Assignments

2002-2003 – Head, Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu.

2005-2007 – Head, Department of Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu.

2006-2008 – Convener, Board of Studies in Geology, University of Jammu, Jammu.

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Vertebrate Palaeontology – Evolution of Mesozoic Vertebrates with special reference to biogeographic origins, diversity and evolution of Mesozoic Mammals of India, and Cretaceous Palaeobiogeography of India.

Subjects Taught

Vertebrate Palaeontology

Stratigraphy

Principles of Palaeontology

Research Guidance

Supervision of awarded Doctoral Thesis

Dr.Chanchal Kumar Khajuria

Dr.Somnath Kundal

Dr.Kulwant Singh

Dr.Varun Parmar

Dr.Omkar Verma

Dr.Supreem Singh Jamwal

Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress

L.Ranjit Singh

Pooja Grover

Rajkumari Priyadarshini Devi

M.S. Thanglemmoi

Supervision of awarded M.Phil dissertations

Late Verender Singh Jaipuria

Chanchal Kumar Khajuria

Somnath Kundal

Supreem Singh Jasmwal

Publications Profile

Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Archibald, J D, W A Clemens, K Padian, T Rowe. 2010. Multiple causes, not a single cause for terminal Cretaceous extinctions. Science (Washington D.C.) 328:973.
Prasad,G V R, O Verma, E Gheerbrant, A Goswami, A Khosla, V Parmar,& A Sahni . 2010. First mammal evidence from the Late Cretaceous of India for biotic dispersal between India and Africa at the K/T transition . Comptes Rendus Palevol. 9: 63-71.
Boyer, D M, G V R Prasad, A Goswami,D W Krause, M Godinot, O Verma & J JFlynn. 2010. New postcrania of Deccanolestes from the Late Cretaceous of India and their bearing on the evolutionary and biogeographic history of euarchontan mammals. Naturwissenschaften. 97(4): 365-377 (Berlin).
Prasad, G V R. 2009. Divergence time estimates of mammals from molecular clocks and fossils – Relevance of new fossil finds from India. Journal of Biosciences. 34(5): 649-659.
Prasad, G V R & A Sahni. 2009. Late Cretaceous continental vertebrate fossil record from India:Palaeobio geographical insights. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France. 180(4): 369-381.
Khosla, A, J JW Sertich, G V R Prasad, & O Verma. 2009. Dyrosaurid remains from the intertrappean beds of India and the Late Cretaceous distribution of the Dyrosauridae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29(4): 1321–1326.
Vijaya, G V R Prasad & K Singh. 2009. Late Triassic palynoflora from the Pranhita Godavari valley, India: evidence from vertebrate coprolites. Alcheringa. 33: 91-111.
Prasad, G V R & S Bajpai. 2008. Agamid lizards from the Early Eocene of Western India: Oldest Cenozoic lizards from South Asia. Palaeontologia Electronica. 11(1): 4A:19.
Sahni, A & G V R Prasad. 2008. Geodynamic evolution of the Indian plate:Consequences for dispersal and distribution of biota. Golden Jubilee Memoir of the Geological Society of India. 66: 203-225.
Nolf,D, R S Rana & G V R Prasad. 2008. Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) fish otoliths from the Deccan Intertrappean Beds, India: a revision. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. 78: 239-259 (Brussels).
Bhat, G M, S N Kundal, S K Pandita & G V R Prasad. 2008. Depositional origin of tuffaceous units in the Pliocene Upper Siwalik Subgroup, Jammu (India), NW Himalaya. Geolgical Magazine. 145(2): 279-294.
Prasad, G V R,O Verma,A Sahni,V Parmar & A Khosla. 2007. A Cretaceous hoofed mammal from India. Science.  : 318: 937.
Prasad, G V R & B K Manhas. 2007. A new docodont mammal from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Palaeontologia Electronica. 10(2): 7A:11p.
Prasad, G V R,O Verma,A Sahni,D W Krause,A Khosla & V Parmar. 2007. A new Late Cretaceous Gondwanatherian mammal from Central India. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. 73(1): 17: 17-24 (New Delhi)..
Parmar, V & G V R Prasad. 2006. Middle Miocene rhizomyid rodent (Mammalia) from the Lower Siwalik Subgroup of Ramnagar, Udhampur District, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Neues Jahrbuch fr Geologie und Palontologie, Abhandlungen. 6: 371-384.
Singh, R S, R Kar & G V R Prasad. 2006. Palynological constraints on the age of mammal-yielding Deccan intertrappean beds of Naskal, Rangareddi District, Andhra Pradesh. Current Science. 90(9): 1281-1285.
Prasad, G V R,S N Kundal & G M Bhat. 2005. Mandible of Golunda (Rodentia,Mammalia) from the Upper Siwalik Subgroup of Jammu, India. Annales de Paléontologie. 91: 181-196.
Prasad, G V R & J C Rage. 2004. Fossil frogs (Amphibia: Anura) from the Upper Cretaceous intertrappean beds of Naskal, Andhra Pradesh. Revue de Paléobiologie. 23(1): 99-116 (Geneva).
Khosla, A, G V R Prasad, O Verma, A K Jain & A Sahni, Discovery of . 2004. Discovery of a micromammal-yielding Deccan intertrappean site near Kisalpuri, Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh. Current Science. 87(3): 380-383(Bangalore).
Rage, J-C,G V R Prasad & S Bajpai. 2004. Additional snakes from the uppermost Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of India. Cretaceous Research. 25: 425-434 (London).
Bajpai, S, R C Whatley, G V R Prasad & J F Whittaker. 2004. An Oligocene non-marine ostracod fauna from the Basgo Formation (Ladakh Molasse), NW Himalaya, India. Journal of Micropalaeontology. 23: 3-9 (London).
Prasad, G V R & F De Lapparent. 2002. Late Cretaceous crocodile remains from Naskal (India):Comparisons and biogeographic affinities. Annales de Paléontologie. 88(1): 19-71(Paris).
Prasad, G V R & B K Manhas. 2002. Triconodont mammals from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Geodiversitas. 24(2): 445-464 (Paris ).
Cione, A L & G V R Prasad. 2002.  The oldest known catfish (Teleostei:Siluriformes) from Asia (India, Late Cretaceous). Journal of Paleontology. 76(1): 190-193 (Kansas).
Evans, S E, G V R Prasad, & B K Manhas. 2002. Fossil lizards from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 22(2): 299-312 (Chicago).
Rage, J C, S S Gupta & G V R Prasad. 2001. Amphibians and Squamates from the Neogene Siwalik beds of Jammu and Kashmir,India. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift. 75(2): 197-205 (Stuttgart).
Gupta,S S & G V R Prasad. 2001. Micromammals from the Upper Siwalik Subgroup of the Jammu region, Jammu and Kashmir State, India:Some constraints on age. Neues Jahrbuch fr Geologie und Palontologie, Abhandlungen. 220(2): 153-187 (Stuttgart).
Prasad, G V R & B K Manhas . 2001. First docodont mammals of Laurasian affinity from India. Current Science. 81(9): 101-104 (Bangalore).
Evans, S E, G V R Prasad & B K Manhas). 2001. Rhynchocephalians (Diapsida: Lepidosauria) from the Jurassic Kota Formation of India. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 133: 309-334 (London).
Vijaya & G V R Prasad. 2001. Age of the Kota Formation, Pranhita-Godavari valley,India: A palynological approach. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 46: 77-93(Lucknow).
Patnaik, R, A Sahni & G V R Prasad. 2001. Tooth enamel microstructure of a Late Cretaceous Gondwanatherian mammal from India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 46: 15-23 : 15-23 (Lucknow).
Bajpai, S & G V R Prasad. 2000. Cretaceous age for Ir-rich Deccan inter-trappean deposits: Palaeontological evidence from Anjar, western India. Journal of the Geological Society, London. 157: 257-260(Bath).
Sahni, A & G V R Prasad. 1999. Late Cretaceous biogeographic affinities of the Indian subcontinent: New perspectives . Proceedings of the International Symposium on Shallow Tethys (ST). 5: 375-379 (Chiang Mai,.
Khajuria, C K & G V R Prasad. 1998. Taphonomy of a Late Cretaceous mammal-bearing microvertebrate assemblage from the Deccan inter-trappean beds of Naskal, peninsular India. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology,Palaeoecology. 137: 153-172 (Amsterdam).
Thappa, B D, B K Raina & G V R Prasad. 1998. Splenial and Vomerine dentitions of pycnodont fish from the upper part of the Subathu Formation (Eocene),Malyuriyar, Rajauri District, Jammu and Kashmir. Journal of the Geological Society of India. 51: 543-550 (Bangalore).
Prasad,G V R & B K Manhas. 1997. A new symmetrodont mammal (Kotatherium yadagirii nov. sp., ? Tinodontidae) from the Lower Jurassic Kota Formation, Pranhita – Godavari valley, India. Geobios. 30(4): 563-572 (Villeurbann.
Krause, D W, G V R Prasad, W A Koeningswald, A Sahni & F E Grine. 1997. Cosmopolitanism among Gondwanan Late Cretaceous mammals. Nature. 390: 504-507 (London).
Prasad,G V R & C K Khajuria. 1995. Implications of the infra- and inter-trappean biota from the Deccan, India, for the role of volcanism in Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary extinctions. Journal of the Geological Society,London. 150: 289-296 (Bath).
Prasad,G V R,C K Khajuria & B K Manhas. 1995. Palaebiogeographic significance of the Deccan infra- and inter-trappean biota from peninsular India. Historical Biology. 9: 319-334(London).
Rage, J-C, H Cappetta,J-L Hartenberger, J-J Jaeger, J Sudre, M Vianey-Liaud,K Kumar, G V R Prasad, A Sahni. 1995. Collision age. Nature. 375: 286 (London).
Prasad,G V R & J C Rage. 1995. Amphibians and squamates from the Maastrichtian of Naskal (India). Cretaceous Research. 16: 95-107(London).
Godinot, M andG V R Prasad. 1994. Discovery of Cretaceous arboreal eutherians. Naturwissenschaften. 81: 79-81 (Berlin).
Prasad,G V R & M Godinot. 1994. Eutherian tarsal bones from the Late Cretaceous of India. Journal of Paleontology. 68(4): 892-902(Kansas).
Khajuria, C K, G V R Prasad & B K Manhas. 1994. Palaeontological constraints on the age of Deccan Traps. Newsletters on Stratigraphy. 31(1): 21-32(Berlin).
Prasad,G V R,J J Jaeger, A Sahni, E Gheerbrant & C K Khajuria. 1994. Eutherian mammals from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) inter-trappean beds of Naskal, Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 14(2): 260-277(Chicago).
Prasad,G V R and H Cappeta. 1993. Late Cretaceous selachians from India and the age of the Deccan Traps. Palaeontology. 36(1): 231-248.
Rage, J C & G V R Prasad. 1992. New snakes from the Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian) of Naskal,India. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen. 187: 83-97(Stuttgart).
Prasad,G V R and J C Rage. 1991. A discoglossid frog in the Late Cretaceous(Maastrichtian) of India. Further evidence for a terrestrial route between India and Laurasia by the latest Cretaceous. Comptes rendus de l’Academie des Sciences,Serie II. 313: 273-278(Paris).
Prasad, G V R & C K Khajuria. 1990. A record of microvertebrate fauna from the inter-trappean beds of Naskal, Andhra Pradesh. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 35: 151-161(Lucknow).
Prasad, G V R. 1989. Vertebrate fauna from the infra- and inter-trappean beds of Andhra Pradesh: Age implications. Journal of the Geological Society of India. 34: 161-173 (Bangalore).
Prasad,G V R and A Sahni. 1988. First Cretaceous mammal from India. Nature. 332(6164): 638-640(London).
Sahni, A, R S Rana & G V R Prasad. 1987. New evidence for intercontinental Gondwana relationships based on late Cretaceous-earliest Palaeocene coastal fauna from peninsular India. Proceedings of the Sixth International Gondwana Symposium, American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph. 41: 207-218(Ohio).
Prasad, G V R & A Sahni. 1987. Coastal-plain microvertebrate assemblage from the terminal Cretaceous of Asifabad,Andhra Pradesh. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 32: 5-19(Lucknow).
Prasad, G V R. 1987. Squamules of osteoglossid fish from the inter-trappean beds of Pargi, Andhra Pradesh. Current Science. 56(24): 1270-1272(Bangalore).
Prasad, G V R. 1986. A new microvertebrate assemblage from the Lower Jurassic Kota Formation, Gorlapalli, Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh. Indian Society of Geoscientists Bulletin. 2: 3-13(Lucknow).
Sahni, A, R S Rana & G V R Prasad. 1984. SEM studies of thin egg shell fragments from the inter-trappean (Cretaceous-Tertiary transition) of Nagpur and Asifabad, peninsular India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 29: 26-33(Lucknow).

Research papers published in Academic Journals other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Prasad, G V R. 2005. Mammalian perspective of Late Cretaceous palaeobiogeography of the Indian subcontinent. Gondwana Geological Magazine. 8: 111-122(Nagpur).
Prasad,G V R, S Bajpai,S Singh, and V Parmar. 2005. First cricetid rodent(Class Mammalia) from the Ladakh Molasse, Northwestern Himalaya, India: Age implications. Himalayan Geology. 26(1): 85-92(Dehradun).
Prasad, G V R and S Singh. 1991. Microvertebrates from the inter-trappean beds of Rangareddi District, Andhra Pradesh and their biostratigraphic significance. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists Association. 24(1): 1-20(Chandigarh).
Prasad, G V R. 1987. Fossil fish remains from the inter-trappean beds of Duddukuru, Andhra Pradesh. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists Association. 20(2): 33-39(Chandigarh).
Prasad, G V R. 1986. Microfossil assemblage from the inter-trappean beds of Asifabad, Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh. Research Bulletin (Science) Panjab University. 37(3-4): 65-77(Chandigarh).
Sahni, A, G V R Prasad and R S Rana. 1986. New Palaeontological evidence for the age and initiation of Deccan Volcanics, Central peninsular India. Gondwana Geology Magazine. 1: 13-24(Nagpur).
Sahni, A and Prasad, G V R. 1984. Pleistocene mammals from a new locality near Asifabad, Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists Association. 17(2): 159-165(Chandigarh).
Prasad, G V R & A Sahni. 1999. Were there size constraints on biotic exchanges during the northward drift of the Indian plate? In. Gondwana Assembly : New Issues and perspectives. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. 65(A): 3: 377-396(New Delhi.

Research papers published in Referred/Peer Reviewed Conferences

F De Lapparent de Broin, Prasad, G V R, S Bajpai & O Verma. 2009. Chelonian remains from the Upper Cretaceous Deccan Intertrappean Beds of peninsularIndia: review, new material and comparisons. In proceedings Proceedings of Gaffney Turtle Symposium, Special Publication of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, 2009, 95-97(Alberta).

Research papers Published in Conferences/Seminar other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Conferences

Prasad, G V R & C K Khajuria. 1996. Palaeoenvironment of the Late Cretaceous mammal bearing inter-trappean beds of Naskal, Andhra Pradesh, India. In proceedings L.Rama Rao Volume on Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Environments, Ed. A Sahni, (Bangalore: B.B.D. Power Press; Geological Society of India Memoir 37), 337-362.

Other publications (Edited works/Books reviews/festschrift volumes etc.)

Edited Works

Prasad, G V R. 2008. Sedimentary basins and fossil records. In Glimpses of Geoscience Research in India, ed. Singhvi, A K, A Bhattacharya & S Guha, 90-96, The Indian Report to IUGS 2004-2008, Indian National Science Academy.
Prasad, G V R, O Verma and V Parmar. 2006. An overview of Mesozoic mammalian research in India. IXth International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota 2006. In Prasad, G V R, O Verma and V Parmar, An overview of Mesozoic mammalian research in India. IXth International Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota 2006, pp.101-104, Paul M.Barrett & Susan E.Evans (eds), Manchester, Cambridge Publication, ed. Paul M Barrett & Susan E Evans 101-104, Manchester,Cambridge Publications.
Arratia, G, A López-Arbarello, G V R Prasad, V Parmar & J Kriwet. 2004. Late Cretaceous – Palaeocene percomorphs (Teleostei) from India - Early radiation of Perciformes. In Recent Advances in the Origin and Early Radiation of Vertebrates 2, G Fishes, Arratia, M V H Wilson & R R Cloutier, 635-663, München: Verlag Dr. FriedrichPfeil.
Prasad, G V R, B K Manhas& G Arratia. 2004. Elasmobranch and actinopterygian remains from the Jurassic and Cretaceous of India. In Mesozoic Fishes 3 - Systematics, Paleoenvironments and Biodiversity, ed. G Arratia, & Tintori, 625-638, München, Germany: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil.
Bhatia,S B, G V R Prasad & R S Rana. 1996. Maastrichtian non-marine ostracodes from peninsular India: Palaeobiogeographic and age inplications. In L.Rama Rao Volume on Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Environments, Ed. A Sahni, 297-311, (Bangalore: B.B.D. Power Press; Geological Society of India Memoir 37).
Sahni, A (et al). 1995. New palynological data from the Deccan inter-trappean beds: Implications for the latest record of dinosaurs and synchronous initiation of the volcanic activity in India. In L.Rama Rao Volume on Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Environments, Ed. A Sahni, 267-283 (Bangalore: B.B.D. Power Press; Geological Society of India Memoir 37) .

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

TWAS 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting held at Tianjin, China from 18-21 September 2012.

Invited talk on “Evolution of Early Mammals in Gondwanaland: New perspectives from India” at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, Beijing, China on September 17, 2012.

Invited talk on“Mesozoic mammals from India:Stratigraphic distribution,diversity and palaeobiogeographic context” at 34th International Geological Congress held at Brisbane, Australia from 5-10, August 2012.

Delivered a talk on “Relevance of fossils from northward drifting Indian plate in untangling Cretaceous Palaeobiogeographic riddle” at the Annual Meeting  of Delhi University Botanical Society, May 24, 2012.

Prof. M.R.Sahni memorial lecture on“Evolution of early mammals in Gondwanaland: New perspectives from India”  at Lucknow University,  Lcknow, March 3, 2012.

Prof. M.R.Sahni memorial lecture on“Deccan Volcanic Province:Biodiversity, Age and Palaeobiogeography" at Panjab University, Chandigarh, February 11, 2011.

Keynote address on “Vertebrate Palaeontological Research in India: Recent Advances & Future Prospects” at the workshop on Palaeontology and stratigraphy: Basics to applications held at BHu, Varanasi , February 27-28, 2011.

National Seminar on Geodynamics, sedimentation and biotic response in the context of India-Asia collision held Aizwal from  26-28 November, 2009.

International Conference on Vertebrate Palaeobiogeography and continental bridges across Tethys, Mesogaea,and Mediterranean Sea held at Bologna,Italy from 28-29 September 2009.

69th Annual Meeting of Society of Vertebrate Paleontology held at Bristol University, Bristol, U.K. from 23-26 September, 2009.

Invited talk on “Vertebrate faunal dispersals in and out of the Mobile Indian Raft” delivered at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris on 17thApril, 2008.

67th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology organized by Texas University at Austin, USA  from 17-20 October, 2007.

1st International Palaeobiogeography Symposium organized by Paris University VI and Museum Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle at Paris from 10-13 July, 2007.

Invited talk on “Late Cretaceous vertebrate fauna of India: faunal dispersal mechanisms” at the University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, USA, on 24th October,2007.

Field Workshop in Ladakh Himalaya organized by the University of Delhi in collaboration with National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad and sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, from 5-12 July, 2006.

Field Workshop on the Cretaceous Fatehgarh Formation of Barmer basin, Rajasthan (state), organized by Jodhpur University, Jodhpur and sponsored by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, from 25-26 March,

2006.

Fourth International Meeting on “Mesozoic Fishes, Homology, and Character Definition”  held at Madrid, Spain from 8-14 August, 2005.

Workshop on “Recent Advances and Perspective Challenges in Indian Non- Marine Late Cretaceous” organized by Gondwana Geological Society, 23-25 April, 2005 at Nagpur.

First Jammu & Kashmir State Science Congress held at the University of Jammu, Jammu from 7-9 February, 2005

IIIrd DST PMC Group Monitoring workshop held at Madras University, Chennai from 22-24 December, 2004.

Invited talk delivered at the Institut für  Paläontologie, Museum für Naturkunde   der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany on “Implications of the Deccan intertrappean biota for the duration of volcanism, K/T boundary extinctions and Palaeobiogeography” in December 2002

Third International Meeting on “Mesozoic Fishes – Systematics, Palaeoenvironments and Biodiversity”held at Serpiano, Switzerland from 26-31 August, 2001.

Invited talk delivered at the Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology,University College London, London on “Terminal Cretaceous biota from peninsular India: Palaeobiogeographic Implications”  in January 2000.

International Symposium on Shallow Tethys (5), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1-5 February, 1999.

X th National Workshop on “Electron Microscopy”, Chandigarh, 12-23 May, 1998.

Workshop on “Foreland Basins of Himalaya”, Jammu, 16-19 March, 1998.

Second International Meeting on “Mesozoic Fishes - Systematics and the Fossil Record”, Buckow, Berlin, Germany, 6-11 July, 1997.

DST “Interaction Meeting on NW Himalayan Geotransect Programme (NWHGP)”,Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, 30-31 August, 1996

Group Discussion and Field Meeting on “Anjar K/T Section”, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 8-11 November, 1995.

DST “Interaction Meet of Earth Scientists”, Jammu, 21-23 August, 1995.

Project Monitoring Workshop of EMR Schemes of Earth and Environmental Sciences Research Committee, CSIR, New Delhi, 21 November, 1994.

IX th International Gondwana Symposium on “Gondwana Geology, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources”, Hyderabad, 10-14 January, 1994. 

Training Course on “Coaliferous Fossil Fuel  Resources of  India: Parameters of Studies in Palynology and Biodiagenesis”, BSIP, Lucknow, 13-20 December, 1993.

Department of Science & Technology “Brain Storming Session on Palaeobiochemistry”, Chandigarh, 9-10 December, 1993.

IXth Convention of Indian Geological Congress and Seminar on “Acquisition and Appreciation of Modern Techniques in Earth Sciences Related Industries”, Thanjavur, 5-7 October, 1993.

Workshop on “Major Stratigraphic Boundaries in India”, Jammu, 27-29 November,1991.

Seminar cum Workshop (IGCP 216 & 245) on “Cretaceous Event Stratigraphy and the Correlation of the Indian Non-marine Strata”, Chandigarh, February, 1990.

XIIIth Indian Colloquium on Micropalaeontology and Stratigraphy, Lucknow, 23-25 January, 1989.

National Seminar on “Stratigraphic Boundary Problems in India”, Jammu, 7-9 April,1988.

Symposium on “Palaeocene of  India”, Lucknow, 14-16 November, 1986. 

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Young Scientist Project” funded by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi on a research problem entitled “Microvertebrate palaeontology of the infra- and inter-trappean  beds of peninsular India with special reference to biostratigraphy,palaeoecology, and palaeogeography”.

Council of  Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, funded project on “Microvertebrate biostratigraphy and mammalian phylogeny of the Upper Gondwana sediments (Kota Formation), Adilabad, A.P.”.                

DST funded major project on “Microbiota from Continental Sedimentary Sequences in the Indus and Shyok Suture Zones, Ladakh Himalaya: Age and Biogeographic affinities”.

 

DST funded multidisciplinary project on “Tectonics, P-T Constraints and Timing of India-Asia Collision along the NW Himalayan Geotransect” under HIMPROBE Programme”(One of the Principal Investigators in a multiinstitutional,multidisciplinary project).

Taxonomic diversity and biogeographic affinities of Cretaceous  microvertebrate fauna of India under DST-DAAD project based personal exchange programme.

DST funded major project on “Mesozozoic mammalian faunal changes:The fossil record from India

Awards and distinctions

Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (FNA), New Delhi

Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc.), Bangalore

Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc.), Allahabad

Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)

International & Nationa Awards / Recognitions

J.C.Bose National Fellowship -2010-2015.

Samuel P. & Doris Welles Fund, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley – 2007.

Collections Study Grant of American Museum of Natural History,New York – 2007.

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Preparator’s Grant Award – 2006.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize – 2003

L. Rama Rao Birth Centenary Award – 2003

University Grants Commission Research Award for 1999 – 2002

National Mineral Award (Govt. of India) for the year 1994

National Geographic Field Grants (1993-1995).

Association with Professional Bodies

Editing

Associate Editor, Journal of Earth System Science

Reviewing 

Reviewer for Current Science, Geological Society of India, Palaeontological Society of India, Episodes, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Palaeoworld

Advisory Committees and Boards

Chairman, FAST Track Young Scientist Scheme in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (2012-2015)

Member, Governing Body of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow (2011-2013).

Member, National Committee of IUGS-SCL-INQUA (2008-2011).

Member IGCP Project – 506 (Marine and Non-Marine Jurassic: Global Correlation and Major Geological events).

Member, Governing Body of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow (2007-2010).

Member, Research Advisory Committee of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun (2007-2010).

Member, Department of Science & Technology (New Delhi) Program Advisory Committee (2007-2012).

Member, Department of Science & Technology (New Delhi) Funds for Infrastructure in Science & Technology Subject Expert Committee in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (2005-2008).

Member, Department of Science & Technology (New Delhi) Program Advisory Committee (2004-2007).

Member, Management  Advisory Committee, DST Young Scientist Programme (1999-2003) 

Other Activities

Prasad, G V R,K Singh,V Parmar, A Goswami and C S Sudan. Hybodont shark teeth from the continental Upper Triassic deposits of India.  In:Mesozoic Fishes 4 – Homology and Phylogeny Arratia, G. (ed), G. Arratia, H.-P. Schultze & M. V. H. Wilson (eds.): Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, (München, Germany) pp. 413-432

1990.   Bhatia, S B,G V R Prasad & R S Rana, Deccan volcanism a late Cretaceous event: Conclusive evidence of ostracodes. Contributions to the Seminar cum Workshop IGCP 216 & 245 at Chandigarh, India, February, 1990, 47-49.

1990.   Prasad, G.V.R. & Khajuria, C.K. Late Mesozoic mammals from India and their significance. Contributions to the Seminar cum Workshop IGCP 216 & 245 at Chandigarh, India, February 1990, 50-51.

1990.Prasad, G.V.R. & Srinivasan, S. Gurmatkal inter-trappean beds: Age reassessment. Contributions to the Seminar cum Workshop IGCP 216 & 245 at Chandigarh, India, February 1990, 113-114.

1988.   Sahni, A.,  Jaeger, J.J., Rana, R.S. & Prasad, G.V.R. Takli Formation and coeval Deccan inter-trappeans. Proceedings of  the Symposium on Palaeocene of India: limits and subdivisions at Lucknow, India, November 1986, 28-33.