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     Mohd Shafi Bhat

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Department of Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Sanghamitra Ray
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2012 :: In progress
AddressDepartment of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur-721302
Phone07679692538
Emailshafi_iitkgp2012@gg.iitkgp.ernet.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
12Jammu and Kashmir Board of School EducationPhysics, chemistry, Biology2003
B.Sc.Aligarh Muslim University AligarhGeology (Hons)2007
M.Sc.Aligarh Muslim University AligarhApplied Geology2009
M.Tech.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurEarth System Science and Technology2012

Research Areas
  • Vertebrate Paleontology

Awards
  • All India Rank 152 in Geology, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2010
  • All India Rank 62 in Joint CSIR_UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibilty for lecturership (NET) Dec 2010
  • President of Earth Science Study Circle, Deptt. of Geology and Geophysics, I.I.T. Kharagpur for the academic year 2012-2013
  • Second Senate Member (SSM) of MMM Hall IIT Kharagpur 2012-2013
  • Second Senate Member (SSM) of MMM Hall IIT Kharagpur 2013-2014

Experience
  • Visited Zawar Mala underground Mines and Jhamarkotra open cast mines in Rajasthan to have an opportunity to know about different kinds of mining processes.
  • Geological Field work in parts of Dehradun, District of Uttrakhand, India
  • Geological Field work conducted in parts of Udaipur , District of Rajasthan, India.

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Merit Scholarship in 2008_09 awarded by A.M.U. Aligarh.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from MHRD for Masters of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2010 to May 2012
  • Institute Research Fellowship from MHRD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2012 onwards

Papers Published in Journals
  • A new hybodont shark (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Upper Triassic Tiki Formation of India with remarks on its dental histology and biostratigraphy. by Bhat, M. S., Ray, S., Datta, P.M., Journal of Paleontology, in press (2017)
  • Techniques for Systematic Collection and Processing of Vertebrate Microfossils from their Host Mudrocks, a Case Study from the Upper Triassic Tiki Formation of India. by Bhat, M. S., Journal of the Geological Society of India 89, 369-374. (2017)
  • Vertebrate fauna from the Late Triassic Tiki Formation of India, new finds and their biostratigraphic implications by Ray, S. Bhat, M. S., Mukherjee, D., and Datta, P. M., Palaeobotanist 65, 47-59 (2016)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Multivariate analyses reveal a new assemblage of diverse and small archosauriforms (Reptilia, Diapsida) from the Upper Triassic of India by Bhat, M.S., Ray, S., and Datta, P.M., Geophysical Research Abstracts , European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 Volume 19, EGU2017-18516 (2017)
  • First record of small archosauriform teeth from the Late Triassic Tiki Formation of India and its implications on radiation of early dinosaurs. by Bhat, M. S., Research Scholars Day, Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur, March 2016. P. 21. (2016)
  • Small archosauriform teeth from the Late Triassic of India, implications on early radiation of the dinosaurs. by Bhat, M. S., Ray, S., Datta, P.M., XXV Indian Colloquium on Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy, Aurangabad, India, Abstract Volume, p. 70-71. (2015)
  • A new and diverse Late Triassic fish assemblage from India. by Bhat, M. S., International Conference on Current Perspectives and Emerging Issues in Gondwana Evolution at Lucknow, India February 2015, p. 22. (2015)

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