Dr.  Ananya Divyadarshini
Name: Dr. Ananya Divyadarshini
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: Ph.D.
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ORCID: http://0000-0003-1275-4881
E-mail ID: ananyadivya.ad@gmail.com

Tectonic Geomorphology

Active Tectonics

Quaternary Landforms and Processes




University Of Delhi



2012 – 2019



Department: Department of Geology

Thesis Title: Morphotectonic Evolution of the Chitwan Intermontane Valley and its Bordering Mountain Fronts, Central Himalaya, Nepal

Areas: Tectonic Geomorphology, Active Tectonics, Quaternary Landforms and Processes

Advisor: Dr. Vimal Singh

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2010 – 2012 M.Sc. / M.A./ M.Phil./ Any other Master Degree

Department: Department of Geology and Geophysics

Ravenshaw University 2007 – 2010 Bachelor of Science/Commerce/ Arts






June 2012

Department: Department of Geology

Hons: Geology


CSIR-UGC NET (Qualified)

Subject: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences


Utkal University


Mar. 2022 – present


Assistant Professor





University Of Delhi (PhD)                                                                                                                                                               2012-2014

Designation: Junior Research Fellow (CSIR)

University of Delhi (PhD)                                                                                                                                                                2014-2017

Designation: Senior Research Fellow (CSIR)

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (Post-Doctoral Research)                                                      2019-2020

Designation: Research Associate

University of Delhi (Post-Doctoral Research)                                                                                                                             2021-2022

Designation: Research Associate (CSIR)

Geomorphology, Quaternary Geology, Structural Geology, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology, Metamorphic Petrology, Geostatistics and Computer application in Geology, Ore Geology (Ore Genesis)

Institute: Utkal University

Duties: Teaching


Structural Geology

Ram Lal Anand College, Delhi

Duties: Teaching



Journal Articles

      1.   Ananya Divyadarshini, C. P. Rajendran, Biju John, Vimal Singh, M. G. Yadava,     Arkaprabha     Sarkar and Sukumar Parida (2023). Evidence of blind thrusting in the frontal   part of the Central Himalaya and its significance for rupture evolution and size of a medieval     earthquake. Tectonophysics, 854, Article No. 229798.

2. Divyadarshini A., Tandon S.K. (2022). Transverse tectonic features of the Himalaya and sub-surface structures of the foreland basin: implications for orogenic segmentation and seismicity distribution of the frontal Himalaya. Himalayan Geology, ​Special Volume in Honor of Prof. K.S. Valdiya, 43(1B),180-200.


3. Tandon S.K., Divyadarshini A. (2021). Khadg Singh Valdiya – Six decades of Himalayan Geology and Environment (Life and Work). Resonance, 26(3), 317-339.


4. Divyadarshini A., Singh V., Jaiswal M.K., Rawat M. (2020). Exploring the roles of climate and tectonics in the geomorphic evolution of the Chitwan Intermontane valley, Central Himalaya. Geomorphology. 367, 107298.

5. Divyadarshini A., Singh V. (2019). Investigating Topographic Metrics to Decipher Structural Model and Morphotectonic Evolution of the Frontal Siwalik Ranges, Central Himalaya, Nepal. Geomorphology, 337, 31-52.

6. Sharma M., Divyadarshini A., Singh V. (2019). Morphotectonic Evolution of the Siwalik Hills between the Yamuna and the Markanda River Exits, NW Himalaya. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 94, 453-463

7. Divyadarshini A., Singh V. (2017). Identifying active structures in the Chitwan Dun, Central Nepal, using longitudinal river profiles and SL index analysis. Quaternary International, 462, 176-193.

8. Divyadarshini A., Singh V. (2016). Seismic Threat to the Chitwan and Hetauda Duns, Central Nepal. Current Science, 111 (8), 1309-1310.

Title: Paleoseismic evidence of an 1100 CE earthquake along a blind frontal thrust segment in the Central Himalaya

Conference Paper

XXI INQUA (Interational Union For Quaternary Research) Congress 2023, Sapienza University, Rome. Presentation Mode: Oral

Title: Late Quaternary Sedimentation and Tectonic History of the Chitwan Intermontane Valley, Central Himalaya. Ananya Divyadarshini, Vimal Singh, Manoj K. Jaiswal, and Mahadev Rawat.

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Indian Quaternary Congress, 2022, India

Title: Exploring structural model of the Main Frontal Thrust along the Central Himalaya, through geomorphic analyses”. Ananya Divyadarshini and Vimal Singh.

–Conference Paper

European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 2018, Vienna, Austria

Title: Estimating relative rates of uplift and erosion on the Main Frontal Thrust, Central Himalaya, using the integral method of channel profile analysis. Ananya Divyadarshini and Vimal Singh.

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9th International Conference of Geomorphology, 2017, Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi.

Title: Impact of the Last Glacial Maxima on the sedimentation pattern in the Himalayan Intermontane valleys: A case study from the Chitwan dun, Central Himalaya. Ananya Divyadarshini, Vimal Singh and Manoj K. Jaiswal.

–Conference Paper

EX AQUA 2017, Paleohydrological Extreme Events: Evidences and Archives, 2017, Delhi.

Title: Identifying out-of-sequence thrusts in the Chitwan intermontane valley, Central Nepal, using longitudinal river profiles and SL index analysis. Ananya Divyadarshini and Vimal Singh

–Conference Paper

30th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet (HKT) Workshop, 2015, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun. Presentation Mode: Poster.

• Gold Medal for 1st position in Geology (Hons.), B.Sc., Ravenshaw University, 2010.



  1. Training on Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating, 2019, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata.
  2. One-Week Course on Cross-section Balancing in Structural Geology, 2019, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.


  1. One-Week Special Course on Microwave Remote Sensing Applications in Geology with Emphasis on Surface Deformation Studies, 2019, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, IIRS (ISRO), Dehradun.


  1. Workshop on “Mohr Circle Simplified” and “Modern Methods of Fabric Analysis in Deformed Rocks”, Annual General Meeting of the Geological Society of India, 2016, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.


  1. Two-Week DST (Department of Science and Technology, India) Summer School (24 March – 08 April, 2015) on Mathematical Morphology in Geosciences, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.