Dr. Divya Prakash

Associate Professor
Ph.D (BHU)
Contact Information:
Tel: +91-542-6701360 (office); +91-542-2367760(home); +919839152054 (cell) Fax: +91-542-2369239
Email Id:dprakashbhu@yahoo.com or dprakash_vns@rediffmail.com

 
 
Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No. Degree Institution Year
1. B.Sc. Banaras Hindu University 1987
2. M.Sc. Banaras Hindu University 1989
3. Ph. D. Banaras Hindu University 1996
 
Brief writeup on area of specialization/awards/achievements:
 

Metamorphic Petrology and Mineralogy with special emphasis to: Sapphirine-bearing granulites from southern India, Reaction textures, geothermobarometery, UHT metamorphism and P-T-t trajectory. Geological development of Eastern Ghats - Southern Granulite Belt and East Gondwana connection Application of equilibrium thermodynamics in Petrology. Formulation and refinement of geothermobarometers considering new data, effect of activity-composition relationship for non-ideality. Application of computer programming in empirical calculations for best fit solutions towards an in-depth understanding of mineral chemistry and Metamorphic Petrology.


    Awards:
    • UGC career Award
    • Fellow,Geological Society of India, Bangalore
    • M.N.A.Sc., Allahabad
    • PI in UGC Project, India
    • Co-PI in DST deep Continental Studies Project, India
    • PI-Fast Track Project, Young Scientist, DST, India
    • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Post-Doc Fellow
    • Research Associate, CSIR, India
    • Monbusho Research Fellowship (Govt. of Japan) (Not Availed)
    • Senior Research Fellow, CSIR, India
    • NET Qualified, CSIR, India
    • BHU Scholarship, India.

    Any additional information:
     
    • Life Member in The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad.
    • Fellow of Geological Society of India, Bangalore.
    • Invited Lecture on “Reaction textures as reliable guide for metamorphic history” during DST Sponsored Contact Programme on “Art of Petrography - a Valuable Guide to Petrologists” held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, during 17-27 April, 2006.
    • Chaired session A- I during Hutton symposium at Toyohashi, Japan 2-6 September 2003.
    • Paper presented at the fifth Hutton symposium, Toyohashi, Japan 2-6 September 2003.
    • Paper presented at the 22nd symposium on Antarctica Geosciences, Tokyo, Japan, 10-11th October 2002.
    • Paper presented at the Annual meeting of The Japanese Association of Mineralogists Petrologists and Economic Geologists (JAMPEG), Osaka, Japan, 1-4th October, 2002.
    • Paper presented at the National Symposium on “Milestones in Petrology at the end of the millennium and future perspectives. BHU,14-16 November, 2000.
    • D.S.T. contact Programme on “Art of Petrography: A valuable guide for Petrologists” held at Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, 19th September to 2nd October, 2000.
    • Fifth winter school on Databases, Numerical Models and Computer Modelling as a Modern Approach to Petrology organised by DST, held at Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 23rd March to 7th April, 1999. Paper presented at the 85th Indian Science Congress for ISCA Young Scientist Award, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2-7 January 1998.
    • Workshop on Hindi Terminology in Earth Sciences organised by Council of Scientific and Technical Terminology (HRD Ministry) 11th August-14th August, 1997.
    • Personal computer and Application software at computer center, Banaras Hindu University, 16th June-27th June, 1992.
    • Computer concept and FORTRAN 77 at computer center, Banaras Hindu University, 23rd September- 12th October, 1991.
    • Orientation course on Analytical Techniques and Data Interpretation in Petrology at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun, 11th-22nd February, 1991.
    • National workshop on Computer applications in phase equilibrium calculations held at the Department of Geology, University of Delhi, India 16th March-17th March, 1991.
    • Workshop cum seminar on Scanning Electron Microscopy at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, India, 25th February-26th February, 1991.
    • Paper presented at the Seminar on Evolution of Precambrian Crust in India, Calcutta, 7th - 8th November1990.
    • Foreign Visits:
    • Under Global COE program, 24th Feb, 2011-10th Match 2011, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan.
    • Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, 22-26 June, 2003 (for International Conference)
    • Aichi Univeristy,Toyohashi, Japan, 2 -6 September, 2003 (for fifth Hutton Symposium)
    • National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan, 10-11 October, 2002 (for International Conference)
    • Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, 1-4 October, 2002 (for Annual meeting of The Japanese Association of Mineralogists Petrologists and Economic Geologists (JAMPEG) Life member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)

    List of 10 major Publications:

    1. D. Prakash and I. N. Sharma (2011): Metamorphic Evolution of Karimnagar Granulite Terrane, Eastern Dharwar Craton, South India. Geological Magazine 148(1), 112-132.
    2. D. Prakash (2010): New SHRIMP U-Pb Zircon ages of the metapelitic granulites from NW of Madurai, South India. Journal of Geological Society of India 76, 371-383.
    3. D. Prakash and I. N. Sharma (2008): Reaction textures and metamorphic evolution of Quartz-free Granulites from Namlekonda (Karimnagar), Andhra Pradesh, India. International Geology Review, 50, 1008-1021. .
    4. D. Prakash, M. Arima and A. Mohan (2007): Ultrahigh-temperature mafic granulites from Panrimalai, South India: Constraints from phase equilibria and thermobarometery. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 29, 41-61.
    5. D. Prakash, M. Arima and A. Mohan (2007): Colour-coded compositional mapping of orthopyroxene - plagioclase symplectites in mafic granulites from Panrimalai, South India. Journal of Geological Society of India, 69, 285-290.
    6. I. N. Sharma and D. Prakash (2007): Reaction Textures and P-T Conditions of Opx-Crd Gneisses from Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh,India. Mineralogy and Petrology, 90, 175-197.
    7. D. Prakash, M. Arima and A. Mohan (2006): UHT metamorphism in the Palni Hills, South India: Insights from feldspar thermometry and phase equilibria. International Geology Review, 48, 619-638.
    8. I. N. Sharma and D. Prakash (2006): New occurrence of Kornerupine-Bearing Granulites from Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh. Current Science, 91, 678-683.
    9. D. Prakash (1999): Cordierite - bearing gneisses from Kodaikanal, South India: Textural relationship & P - T co¸ditions. Journal Geological Society of India, 54, 347-358.
    10. D. Prakash (1999): Petrology of the basic granulites from Kodaikanal, South India. International Journal of Gondwana Research, 2, 95-104.
    Current Research Projects:
    • Ultrahigh temp metamorphism from Madurai Block (Southern India): Causative approach (UGC)
    • Karimnagar granulite terrain: Its metamorphic evolution(DST)
    • Tectono-metamorphic and megmatic evolution of the Precambrian rocks along the Kameng Corridor, Arunachal Himalya (DST)
    • Ultrahigh temp metamorphism from Palni hills (Southern India): A window into deep crystalline crust (DST)
    • Full List of Publications:
      1. D. Prakash, C. K. Singh, U. K. Shukla, P. Chandra Singh and Deepak (2012): Tectonic significance of the area west of Kodaikanal (South India): Applying Remote Sensing and GIS techniques International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, v. 1, pp. 61-67.
      2. S. N. Lal, D. Prakash, S. B. Dwivedi (2012): A computer programme for estimation of pressure conditions in metamorphic rocks: Thermodynamic basis and uncertainties. International Journal of Basic and applied Sciences, v.1, pp. 38-44.
      3. S. N. Lal, Manju, Pandy, A. Hyanki and D. Prakash (2011): Petrology and Geochemistry of Granitic Gneisses from Central Thrust (MCT) Zone, Kumaun Himalaya, India. Himalyan Geology, v. 32(2), 137-147.
      4. D. Prakash, C.K. Singh, P. Chandra Singh, Deepak and Amit Kumar (2011): GIS based 3D modelling of the area NW of Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh. International Journal of Remote Sensing Application, v.1, pp.6-10.
      5. D. Prakash, Satya Prakash and H. K. Sachan (2010): Petrological Evolution of the High-Pressure and Ultrahigh-Temperature mafic granulites from Karur, Southern India: Evidence for decompressive and cooling retrograde trajectories. Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 100, pp. 35-53.
      6. D. Prakash and I. N. Sharma (2011): Metamorphic Evolution of Karimnagar Granulite Terrane, Eastern Dharwar Craton, South India. Geological Magazine 148(1), 112-132.
      7. D. Prakash (2010): New SHRIMP U-Pb Zircon ages of the metapelitic granulites from NW of Madurai, South India. Journal of Geological Society of India 76, 371-383.
      8. A. Mohan and D. Prakash (2009): UHT metamorphism in Eastern Ghats, India and East Antarctica vis-à-vis Gondwana connection. Indian Journal of Geosciences, 63,131-140.
      9. D. Prakash and I. N. Sharma (2008): Reaction textures and metamorphic evolution of Quartz-free Granulites from Namlekonda (Karimnagar), Andhra Pradesh, India. International Geology Review, 50, 1008-1021.
      10. D. Prakash and S. N. Lal (2008): UHT metamorphism and its significance in Madurai block, South India. Geological Survey of India, Spl. Pub., 91, 28-44.
      11. I. N. Sharma and D. Prakash (2008): A New Occurrence of Sapphirine-bearing granulite from Podur, Andhra Pradesh. Mineralogy and Petrology, 92, 415-425.
      12. D. Prakash, M. Arima and A. Mohan (2007): Ultrahigh-temperature mafic granulites from Panrimalai, South India: Constraints from phase equilibria and thermobarometery. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 29, 41-61.
      13. D. Prakash (2007): Geothermobarometery: Application and Limitations. The Researcher, 1, 42-46.
      14. D. Prakash, M. Arima and A. Mohan (2007): Colour-coded compositional mapping of orthopyroxene - plagioclase symplectites in mafic granulites from Panrimalai, South India. Journal of Geological Society of India, 69, 285-290.
      15. I. N. Sharma and D. Prakash (2007): Reaction Textures and P-T Conditions of Opx-Crd Gneisses from Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh,India. Mineralogy and Petrology, 90, 175-197.
      16. S. N. Lal and D. Prakash (2007): Ultrahigh Temperature Metamorphism in Khondalites and Charnockites of Anakapalle, Eastern Ghats Granulite Belt, India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Section -A) 77(A), III, 229-240.
      17. D. Prakash, M. Arima and A. Mohan (2006): UHT metamorphism in the Palni Hills, South India: Insights from feldspar thermometry and phase equilibria. International Geology Review, 48, 619-638.
      18. I. N. Sharma and D. Prakash (2006): New occurrence of Kornerupine-Bearing Granulites from Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh. Current Science, 91, 678-683.
      19. D. Prakash (2006): Metamorphic reactions and P-T estimates of Ultra-high temperature mafic granulites from NE Maduari block, South India. Indian Journal of Geochemistry, 21, 49-70.
      20. D. Prakash and H. Thomas (2005): Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of the high grade Granulites from Kodaikanal, South India. Felicitation volumes of Prof. R. S. Sharma, Topic: Granulite Facies Metamorphism and Crustal Evolution, 347-362.
      21. D. Prakash and M. Arima (2004): Reaction textures and Metamorphic evolution of granulites from central Madurai block, Southern India: Implication for Gondwana Assembly. International Journal of Gondwana Research, 7, 1368-1370.
      22. D. Prakash and M. Arima (2003): High-temperature dehydration melting and decompressive textures in Mg-Al granulites from the Palni hills, South India. Polar Geosciences, 16, 149-175.
      23. D. Prakash (2001): Metamorphic evolution of Palni hills, South India. International Journal of Gondwana Research, 4, 739.
      24. D. Prakash (2000): Low oxidation condition during granulite metamorphism in Kodaikanal massif, South India, Bulletin of the Indian Geologists’ Association, 33(2), 19-23.
      25. D. Prakash (1999): Cordierite - bearing gneisses from Kodaikanal, South India: Textural relationship & P - T conditions. Journal Geological Society of India, 54, 347-358.
      26. D. Prakash and A. Mohan (1999): Carbonic rich fluid inclusions in granulites from Kodaikanal, South India. “Charnockite and granulite facies rocks, Madras (Ed. Murthy and Ram Mohan,) 361 - 370.
      27. D. Prakash and A. Shastry (1999): Geochemical studies on the sapphirine-granulites from Kodaikanal, South India. International Journal of Gondwana Research, 2, 603-604.
      28. D. Prakash (1999): Petrology of the basic granulites from Kodaikanal, South India. International Journal of Gondwana Research, 2, 95-104.
      29. A. Mohan, D. Prakash and Y. Motoyoshi (1998): Decompressional P-T history in sapphirine-bearing granulites from Kodaikanal, southern India. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 26, II.
      30. S. N. Lal, H. Thomas and D. Prakash (1998): Oxidation condition during granulite metamorphism in Anakkapalle area, Eastern Ghat Belt. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 68 (A), II, 181 - 184.
      31. A. Mohan, D. Prakash and H.K. Sachan (1996): Fluid inclusions in charnockites from Kodaikanal Massif (S. India) P-T record and implications for crustal uplift history. Mineralogy & Petrology, 57, 167-184.
      32. A. Mohan and D. Prakash (1996): Metamorphic evolution of Kodaikanal granulites, S. India. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 22,VI-VII.
      33. A. Mohan, D. Prakash and Y. Motoyoshi (1996): Decompressional P-T history in the sapphirine-bearing granulites from Kodaikanal, Southern India. Journal of South East Asian Earth Sciences, 14, 231-243.
      34. D. Prakash (1996): Petrology of the granulites from the Kodaikanal - Palni district, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Scientific Research, 46, 245-251.
      35. A. Mohan and D. Prakash (1996): Textural relationship in Sapphirine-granulites from Kodaikanal and their implication. The Indian Mineralogist, 30, 1-12.
      36. D. Prakash (1994): Garnetiferous basic granulites from the area North Doddabetta, Nilgiri District Tamil Nadu. Bulletin of the Indian Geologist's Association, 27(2), 129-141.
      37. D. Prakash and S.B. Dwivedi (1994): Oceans - A Future potential resources reservoir. Everyman's Science, XXIX, 109-114.
      38. M. Brown, A. Mohan and D. Prakash (1992): Sapphirine assemblages, upper Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, American Geophysical Union (EOS),73, H 601.
      39. S.B. Dwivedi, T.N. Singh and D. Prakash (1993): Precambrian Metamorphites of the area around Kandra, District Singhbhum, Bihar. Indian Journal of Engineers, 23, 83-88.
      40. D. Prakash (1993): Absence of garnet in the two-pyroxene mafic granulites from Kodaikanal-Palni section, Tamil Nadu, A Discussion. Bulletin of the Indian Geologists' Association, 26(1), 31-37.
      41. A. Mohan, S.N.Lal and D. Prakash (1993): Application of Mathematical tools in understanding pressure-temperature conditions in rocks, Indian Mathematical Society, 3, 83-88.
      42. A. Mohan and D. Prakash (1990): Garnet-orthopyroxene-plagioclase-quartz geobarometry in Granulites: A comparative study. Indian Journal of Geochemistry, 5, 41-48.

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