Dr. Biswajit Mandal

Senior Principal Scientist , Controlled Source Seismics and Gas Hydrates

Dr. Biswajit Mandal


Academic Identity


Imaging/modelling of seismic reflection/refraction data

Research Area

Dr. Biswajit Mandal obtained his B. Sc. (Physics Honours) degree from the University of Calcutta. Subsequently, he pursued his M.Sc. Tech. (Applied Geophysics) from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, and completed his Ph.D. from Osmania University under the guidance of Professor Mrinal K. Sen, a distinguished faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. Currently, Dr. Mandal holds the esteemed position of Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Professor at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR, New Delhi.

Dr. Mandal actively engages in both graduate and postgraduate teaching and fundamental and applied research. His notable contributions lie in the domain of active-source deep crustal seismic investigations within the Indian Shield. Specifically, his research focuses on the imaging and modeling of seismic reflection and refraction data. Throughout his professional journey, Dr. Mandal has undertaken comprehensive seismic data acquisition and processing endeavors in diverse regions, including the Mahanadi Basin, Southern Granulite Terrain (SGT), North-western Himalayan Geo-transect, Central India, Kutch Basin, Uttarkashi, Dharwar Craton, Vindhyan Basin, and Cauvery shear zone.

As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Mandal has completed two research projects. He has been recognized for his work with a DAAD Fellowship to Germany, where he continued his research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Moreover, he is an Associate Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Sciences. Within the academic community, Dr. Mandal guides one Ph.D. student and one DST women scientist and has supervised over 25 Master's students as trainees at CSIR-NGRI.

In terms of international collaborations, Dr. Mandal has conducted research work at Namometrics, Canada, and SINTEF Petroleum Institute, Norway. Furthermore, he was awarded the CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in 2006 and holds a lifetime membership with the Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG), India.