Dr. R.N.Tiwari

Retired Professor (Re-employed)
Ph.D. (Mining Academy of Freiburg, Germany)
Contact Information:
Tel: +91-542-2575285 (Res.) ; +91-0542-2307310 (Off.) ; Fax:+91-5422368174
Email Id:rntiwari@yahoo.com

Academic Qualifications:
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.M.Sc. Banaras Hindu University1966
2.Ph. D. Mining Academy of Freiberg (TU), Germany1972
Area of specialization/awards/achievements:

  • Teaching Interest : 36 Years experience of graduate and post-graduate teaching of various Geology Courses e.g. Sedimentology, Ore dressing, Mining and Surveying to post graduate and Petrology, Mineralogy, Crystallography, Physical Geology, Stratigraphy, Economic Geology, Structural Geology and Environmental Geology to Undergraduate students.
  • Research Interest : Study of sedimentary basins with reference to their facies analysis, sedimentation, palaeo-environment and provenance; studied Proterozoic Vindhyan and Mahakoshal basins of Son Valley,and Pre-cambrians/CambrianTal basin of Himalaya, Current interest includes study of Mesozoics of Kachchh and Quarternary sediments of Ganga basin with particular reference to the study of calcretes, paleosols and paleo-climatic changes during Quaternary period.
Distinctions and Awards:
  • Recipient of the Govt. of India Fellowship for higher studies in Germany, 1969-1972.
  • Merit Award by the Mining Academy of Freiberg, Germany ?1970.
  • Expert Member of various committees of Government, Semi-Government Organizations and Central / State Universities.
Any additional information:
  • Joined Geology Department, Banaras Hindu University as Faculty member in 1974 and serving as Professor of Geology since 1991
  • Worked in the laboratories of Mining Academy of Freiberg, Germany, McGill and Concordia Universities, Canada.
  • Attended International conferences at Heidelberg, Germany, Hamilton, Canada and Canbera, Australia

Publications :

  1. Research Papers: 66
Administration Experiences:
  1. Served as Head of the Geology Department, Banaras Hindu University from May, 2004 to December, 2006.
  2. Organised several Special Lectures by eminent Geo-scientists. Arranged training programmes and campus placement for students .
  3. Organised National Symposium on :
    • Recent Researches on Sedimentary Basins
    • in 1996 and Training Programme on
    • Artificial Recharge to Ground Water? in 2005.
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