Nandini Choudhury


Designation: Research Scholar
Degree: Ph. D.
Fellowship: DST INSPIRE
Enrollment No.: 20190040, Date: 23 Jul 2019
Registration No.: 2020ESPR033, Date: 09 Oct 2020Supervisor: Atin Kumar Mitra

Academic Qualification

  • 2019-Present: Ph.D. in Structural Geology, Department of Eartth Sciences, IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal
  • 2016-2018: Master of Science (Applied Geology) from Department of Earth Sciences, IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal
  • 2013-2016: Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Sidhho Kanho Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal

Research Area

Topic: Kinematic Analysis of Arcuate shear zones and its implications on Singhbhum Shear Zone

I am a Senior Research Fellow from IIEST,Shibpur, specializing in Structural Geology. My current area of research focuses on the Kinematics of Shear Zones and the tectonic processes associated with their formation. I employ a combination of Rock Analogue experiments and Field Studies to observe and analyze geological structures in real-world settings, providing valuable validation for theoretical models and hypotheses. Additionally, I have a keen interest in utilizing Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, such as ArcGIS, QGIS and PCI Geomatica, to analyze geospatial data and derive insights. I also utilize Rockworks for precise data post-processing and advanced analysis. Furthermore, I am developing expertise in COMSOL Multiphysics, which is a numerical modeling software that aids in simulating and understanding complex geological processes. My ultimate goal is to contribute to meaningful discoveries in the field of geosciences and benefit both the scientific community and society as a whole.


  • Designed and carried out complex laboratory experiments to assess the effectiveness of Rock Analogue Models.
  • Authored professional scientific papers for publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Computed complex statistical analyses and interpreted data using ROCKWORKS.
  • Collaborated with Research professionals to advance research and gain a deeper understanding of topics.
  • Cultivated proficient expertise in CorelDRAW within the realm of structural geology.
  • Developed unique research ideas into the field of Structural Geology.


  • 1st Rank Holder, Master of Science in Applied Geology, IIEST, Shibpur (2016-2018 batch)
  • DST-INSPIRE Fellowship 2019


  • Development of Buckle folds in shear zones: a field and experimental study (N Roy, N Choudhury, A.K Mitra, N. Mandal)—Rock Deformation and Structures V, Abstract Volume
  • Observing Tectono-geomorphological changes along Dawki fault and adjoining areas in Sylhet, Bangladesh, using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques (B Nath, N Choudhury, A.K Mitra) - Journal of Earth System Sciences, Volume 131, Issue 3, September 2022, Article no. 160
  • Active Tectonism in and around Dawki faukt region and the significance of Dawki fault in the exhumation process of Shillong Plateau pop-up structure: an analytical and experimental study (N Choudhury, M.K Tanty, B Nath, A.K Mitra) - Rock Deformation and Structures VII, Abstract Volume, Abstract no. 0070, Page no. 61
  • Formation of Shear Bands in Foliated Granitic Rocks: A field-based analysis (Nandini Choudhury, Atin Kumar Mitra, Nibir Mandal)—Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, 20th Annual Meet, 2023, Suntec, Singapore; Abstract Id: SE05-A011