Former Vice Chancellor, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, India
20th March 2022 : (3.20 pm to 4.50 pm IST)
Topic: Geoethics in mining(8 minutes)
Born on 07-04-1958, Prof.Das did her M.Sc and Ph.D in Geology from Utkal University. Her area of specialization is Igneous petrology, Industrial minerals and Environmental Geology. She has 38 years of teaching and research experience at Utkal University. She served as Vice Chancellor of Fakir Mohan University, Balasore ,Odisha from Aug.2017 to Nov.2020.
She has carried out research as DAAD Fellow under Indo-German Exchange Programme at Heidelberg University in Germany (1989-90).She has presented her research work as Convener and University delegate at Japan, China, U.K., Sri Lanka, Bangla Desh , Nepal, Portugal, Norway, Australia, South Africa and several in India. She has written 7 Books/Chapters in books, 130 International and National papers, 135 seminar proceedings and 21 Popular Science Articles.
She was the Coordinator, UGC- SAP-DRS, Geology of Utkal University, National Working Group member of 3 International Geological Correlation Programmes (IGCP-490, IGCP-597 and IGCP—454). She has supervised 1 D.Sc ,21 Ph.D and 21 M.Phil candidates. She has completed 7 Major research projects sponsored by UGC, DST and NCW, Govt. of India.
Presently she is the Vice President, South Asian Association of Women Geoscientists (SAAWG). Besides teaching Geology she has keen interest in gender studies and popularizing science among school & college children .