Dr. Kanchan Pande

Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
Phone : +91-22-2576 7276
kanchanpande [at] iitb.ac.in

Research Interest

  • Geochronology
  • Isotope Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • M.Sc. (Geology), 1981
    Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttaranchal, India
  • Ph.D. (Geochronology/Isotope Geology), 1990
    Gujarat University, Ahmadabad, India
  • Scientist-D,
    Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmadabad, August 1990 to December 1997
  • Reader,
    Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmadabad, January 1998 to December 2002
  • Associate Professor,
    Physical Research Laboratory, January 2003 to May 2003
  • Professor,
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, since June 2003
  • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2015
  • S. S. Bhatnagar Award, 2003
  • INSA medal for Young Scientists, 1989
  • Elected Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 1987

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • Kanchan Pande, Vadakkeyakath Yatheesh and Hetu Sheth (2017) 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Mumbai tholeiites and Panvel flexure: intense 62.5Ma onshore–offshore Deccan magmatism during India-Laxmi Ridge–Seychelles breakup Geophys. J. Int. 210, 1160–1170 DPI: 10.1093/gji/ggx205
  • Kanchan Pande, Ciro Cucciniello, Hetu Sheth, Anjali Vijayan, Kamal Kant Sharma, Ritesh Purohit, K. C. Jagadeesan, Sapna Shinde (2017) Polychronous (Early Cretaceous to Palaeogene) emplacement of the Mundwara alkaline complex, Rajasthan, India: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, petrochemistry and geodynamics Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 106:1487–1504 DOI 10.1007/s00531-016-1362-8
  • Hetu Sheth, Kanchan Pande, Anjali Vijayan, Kamal Kant Sharma, Ciro Cucciniello (2017) Recurrent Early Cretaceous, Indo-Madagascar (89–86 Ma) and Deccan (66 Ma) alkaline magmatism in the Sarnu-Dandali complex, Rajasthan: 40Ar/39Ar age evidence and geodynamic significance, Lithos 284-285, 512-524 DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.05.005
  • Acharyyaa, Subhrangsu K., Ghosh, Subhajit, Mandal, Nibir, Bose, Santanu, Kanchan Pande (2017) Pre-Himalayan tectono-magmatic imprints in the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya (DSH) constrained by 40Ar/39Ar dating of muscovite Jour. Asian Earth Sci 146, 211-220 DOI 10.1016/j.jaes.2017.05.027
  • Bansal, U., Banerjee, S., Pande, K. , Arora, A., Meena, S.S. (2017) The distinctive compositional evolution of glauconite in the Cretaceous Ukra Hill Member (Kutch basin, India) and its implications. Marine and Petroleum Geology 82, 97-117
  • Banerjee, S., Bansal, U., Pande, K, Meena, S.S. 2016. Compositional variability of glauconites within the Upper Cretaceous Karai Shale Formation, Cauvery Basin, India: implications for evaluation of stratigraphic condensation, Sedimentary Geology, 331, 12–29
  • Paul R. Renne, Courtney J. Sprain, Mark A. Richards, Stephen Self, Loÿc Vanderkluysen, Kanchan Pande (2015) State shift in Deccan volcanism at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, possibly induced by impact, Science, 350,76-78
  • Jyotiranjan S. Ray, Kanchan Pande and Rajneesh Bhutani (2015). Dating the deep crust beneath an island arc: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of Barren Island volcano, Andaman subduction zone.  Bull Volcanol 77:57 DOI 10.1007/s00445-015-0944-9
  • Ciro Cucciniello, Elena I. Demonterova, Hetu Sheth, Kanchan Pande and Anjali Vijayan (2015). 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and geochemistry of the Central Saurashtra mafic dyke swarm: insights into magmatic evolution, magma transport, and dyke-flow relationships in the northwestern Deccan Traps. Bull Volcanol 77:45 DOI 10.1007/s00445-015-0932-0
  • Awasthi, N., Ray, Jyotiranjan S. and Kanchan Pande (2015) Origin of the Mile Tilek Tuff, South Andaman: evidence from 40Ar–39Ar chronology and geochemistry, Current Science 108, 205-210
  • Sharmistha De Sarkar, George Mathew, Kanchan Pande, Parag Pjukon, Singhvi Ashok (2014) Drainage migration and out of sequence thrusting in Bhalukpong,Western Arunachal Himalaya, India, Journal of Geodynamics 81, 1–16
  • Sheth, H.C. and Pande, K. (2014) Geological and 40Ar/39Ar age constraints on late-stage Deccan rhyolitic volcanism, inter-volcanic sedimentation, and the Panvel flexure from the Dongri area, Mumbai, Jour. Asian Earth Sci 84, 165-175
  • Lala T, Mombasawala L. S., Pande K and Paul D. K. (2014) New 39Ar–40Ar ages of dykes from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh: evidence for polyphase dyke intrusion in eastern Deccan Volcanic Province, Current Science 107, 1027-1032
  • Archisman Sen, Kanchan Pande, Hetu C. Sheth, Kamal Kant Sharma, A. M Dayal, Harish Mistry, Shraboni Sarkar (2013) An Ediacaran-Cambrian thermal imprint in Rajasthan, western India: Evidence from 40Ar-39Ar geochronology of the Sindreth volcanics J. Earth Syst. Sci. 122 1477-1493
  • Sahu, N., Gupta, T., Patel, S.C., Khuntia, D.B.K., Behera, D., Pande, K., and Das, S.K. ,(2013) Petrology of lamproites from the Nuapada Lamproite Field, Bastar Craton, India Jour. Geol. Soc. India, Special Volume, 137-165 DOI: 10.1007/978-81-322-1170-9_9
  • Sheth Hetu C., Pande Kanchan (2013) Geological and 40Ar/39Ar age constraints on late-stage Deccan rhyolitic volcanism, inter-volcanic sedimentation, and the Panvel flexure from the Dongri area, Mumbai, to appear in Jour. Asian Earth Sci 84 167-175 DOI 10.1016/j.jaes.2013.08.003
  • Ray Jyotiranjan S., Pande Kanchan, Bhutani Rajneesh, Alok Kumar, Rai V.K., Shukla Anil D., Awasthi Neeraj, R.S. Smitha, Dipak K. Panda (2013) Age and geochemistry of Newania dolomite carbonatites, India: implications for the source of primary carbonatite magma Contib. Mineral. Petrol. DOI 10.1007/s00410-013-0945-7
    Sharmistha De Sarkar, George Mathew, Kanchan Pande, Singhvi Ashok (2013) Rapid denudation of Higher Himalaya during Late Pleistocene , evidence from OSL Thermochronolgy, Geochronometria 40,304-310 DOI 10.2478/s13386-013-0124-7
  • A. Samanta, M.K. Bera, Ruby Ghosh, Subir Bera, Timothy Filley, Kanchan Pande, S. S. Rathore, Jyotsana Rai, A. Sarkar (2013) Do the large carbon isotopic excursions in terrestrial organic matter across Palaeocene- Eocene boundary in India indicate intensification of tropical precipitation? Palaeogeog. Palaeoclimat. Palaeoecol. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.07.008
  • George Mathew, Sharmistha De Sarkar, Kanchan Pande, S Dutta, Shakir Ali, Apritam Rau, Shilpa Netravali (2013) Thermal metamorphism of the Arunachal Himalaya, India:Raman thermometry and thermochronlogical constraints on the tectonothermal evolution, Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) DOI 10.1007/s00531-013-0904-6
  • Ray Jyotiranjan S, Pande Kanchan, Awasthi Neeraj (2013) A minimum age for the active Barren Island volcano, Andaman Sea, Current Science 104, 934-939
  • Sharmistha De Sarkar, George Mathew, Kanchan Pande (2013) Arc parallel extension in Higher and Lesser Himalaya, Evidence from Western Arunachal Himalaya, India J. Earth Syst. Sci. 122, 715–727
  • Archisman Sen, Kanchan Pande , Ernst Hegner , Kamal Kant Sharma , A.M. Dayal, Hetu C. Sheth, Harish Mistry (2012) Deccan volcanism in Rajasthan: 40Ar–39Ar geochronology and geochemistry of the Tavidar volcanic suite Jour. Asian Earth Sci 59.127–140
  • Bhutani, R., Pande, K., Venkatesan, T. R. (2009) 40Ar–39Ar dating of volcanic rocks of the Shyok suture zone in north–west trans-Himalaya: Implications for the post-collision evolution of the Shyok suture zone. Jour. Asian Earth Sci., 34, 168-177
  • George Mathew, Nair, A,Gundu Rao, Y. K. and Pande, Kanchan (2009) Laboratory Technique for Quantitative Thermal Emissivity Measurements of Geological Samples. J Earth Syst. Sci. , 118, 391–404
  • Valdiya , K. S. and Pande K., (2009). Behaviour of Basement-cover Decoupling in Compressional Deformation Regime, Northern Kumaun (Uttarakhand) Himalaya. Proc Indian Nat Sci Acad, 75, 7-22
  • Das, A., Krishnaswami, S., Sarin, M. M., Pande, K. (2005) Chemical weathering in the Krishna Basin and Western Ghats of the Deccan Traps, India:Rates of basalt weathering and their controls. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, 2067-2084
  • Ray, J., S., Pattanayak, S, K., Pande, K. (2005) Rapid emplacement of the Kerguelen plume–related Sylhet Traps,eastern India: Evidence from 40Ar-39Ar geochronology. Geophy. Res. Lett. 32 L10303, doi:10.1029/2005GL022586
  • 37. Sheth, H. C., Mathew, George, Pande, K., Mallick, S., Jena, B. (2004) Cones and craters on Mount Pavagadh, Deccan Traps: rootless cones? Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planetary Science), 113,831-838
  • Pande, K., Pattanayak, S. K., Subbarao, K. V., Navaneethakrishnan, P., Venkatesan, T. R.. (2004) 40Ar-39Ar age of a lava flow from the Bhimashankar Formation, Giravali Ghat, Deccan Traps. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planetary Science), 113,755-758
  • Bhutani, R., Pande, K., Venkatesan, T. R. (2004) Tectono-thermal evolution of the India-Asia collision zone based on 40Ar-39Ar thermochronology in Ladakh, India. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planetary Science), 113,737-754
  • Ray, J. S., Pande, K., Pattanayal, S. (2003) Evolution of the Amba Dongar Carbonatite Complex: Constraints from 40Ar-39Ar chronologies of the Inner Basalts. Int. Geol. Rev., 45, 857-862
  • Bhutani, R., Pande, K., Desai, N. (2003) Age of the Karakoram fault activation: 40A39Ar geochronological study of Shyok suture zone in northern Ladakh, India. Current Science, 84, 1454-1458
  • Pande, K. (2002), Age and duration of the Deccan Trap, India: Constraints from Radiometric and Paleomagnetic data, Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci.(Earth Planetary Science) ,111,115-123
  • Pande, K., Sheth, H.C. and Bhutani, R. (2001). 40Ar/39Ar age evidence for pre-Deccan Upper Cretaceous volcanic activity in southern India: the St. Mary’s Islands felsic volcanics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 193, 39-46
  • Sheth, H.C., Pande, K. and Bhutani, R. (2001). 40Ar/39Ar ages of Bombay trachytes: evidence for a Palaeocene phase of Deccan volcanism, Geophy. Res. Lett. 28(18), 3513-3516
  • Ray, J.S. and Pande, K. (2001). A post Rajmahal Trap carbonatite – alkaline magmatism at Sung Valley, north eastern India: evidence from 40Ar/39Ar chronology, Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planetary Science),110 (3), 185-190
  • Kumar, A., Pande, K., Venkatesan T.R. and Bhaskar Rao, Y.J. (2001). The Karnataka Late Cretaceous dykes as products of the Marion hot spot at the Madagascar – India breakup event: evidence from Ar-Ar geochronology and geochemistry, Geophy. Res. Lett. 28(14), 2715-2718
  • Sheth, H.C., Pande, K. and Bhutani, R. (2001). 40Ar/39Ar age of a national geological monument: the Gilbert Hill basalt, Deccan Traps, Bombay, Current Science, 80(11), 1437-1440
  • Ray, J.S., Ramesh, R., Pande, K., Trivedi, J.R., Shukla, P.N. and Patel, P.P. (2000). Isotope and Rare Earth Element analyses of samples from carbonatite alkaline complexes by Deccan Province: implication to magmatic and alteration products, Jour. Asian Earth Sci., 18, 177-194
  • Ray, J.S., Pande, K. and Venkatesan, T.R. (2000). Emplacement of Amba Dongar carbonatite-alkaline complex at Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary: evidence from 40Ar-39Ar chronology, Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planetary Science), 109, 39-47
  • Pande, K., Padia J.T., Ramesh R. and Sharma, K.K. (2000). Stable isotopic systematics of surface water bodies in the Himalayan and Trans-Himalayan (Kashmir) Regions. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planetary Science), 109, 109-115
  • Krishnamurty, P., Pande, K., Gopalan, K. and Macdougall, J.D. (1999). Mineralogical and chemical studies in alkali basalts of Kutch, Gujarat, India. Geol. Soc. India Memoir, 43, 757-783
  • Mohapatra, R., Murty, S.V.S. and Pande, K. (1999). Nitrogen and light noble gases in mantle xenoliths from Kutch and a dunite from Reunion. Geol. Soc. India Memoir, 43, 903-910
  • Banerjee, D., Singhvi, A.K., Pande, Kanchan, Gogte, V.D. and Chandra, B.P. (1999). Towards a direct dating of fault gouges using luminescence dating techniques – Methodological aspects, Current Science, 77, 256-268
  • Ray, J.S., Ramesh, R. and Pande Kanchan (1999). Carbon isotopes in Kerguelen plume-derived carbonatites: evidence for recycled inorganic carbon, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 170, 205-214
  • Ray, J.S. and Pande Kanchan (1999). The association of carbonatite magmatism with continental flood basalts at stratigraphic boundaries, Geophy. Res. Lett., 26, 1917-1920
  • Pande Kanchan (1999). Present status of K-Ar and 40Ar-39Ar data from Himalaya, Gondwana Research Group Memoir, 6, 237-244
  • Bhat, M.I., Claessan, S., Dubey, A.K. and Pande, K. (1998). Sm-Nd age of the Garhval-Bhowali volcanics, western Himalaya: vestiges of the late Archaean Rampur flood basalt province of the northern Indian craton, Precamb. Res., 87, 217-223
  • Singh, S., Trivedi J.R., Pande, K., Ramesh, R. and Krishnaswami, S. (1998). Chemical and strontium, oxygen and carbon isotopic compositions of carbonates from the Lesser Himalaya: implications to the strontium isotope composition of the source waters of the Ganga, Ghaghara and the Indus rivers, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 62, 743-755
  • Mohapatra, R., Murty, S.V.S. and Pande, K. (1997). Noble gases in mantle xenoliths from San Carlos, in Rare Gas Geochemistry (H.S. Virk, ed.), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • Venkatesan, T.R., Pande, K. and Ghevariya, Z.G. (1996). 40Ar 39Ar ages of lava flows from Anjar, Western Deccan Province, India and its relation to the Cretaceous Tertiary Boundary events, Current Science, 70, 990 996
  • Venkatesan, T.R. and Pande Kanchan (1996). A review of 40Ar 39Ar ages from the Western Ghats, Deccan Trap Province, India: Implications for K/T events, Gondwana Geol. Mag. Spl. Vol., 2, pp 321 328
  • Trivedi, J.R., Pande, K., Krishnaswami, S. and Sarin, M.M. (1995). Sr isotopes in rivers of India and Pakistan: A reconnaissance study, Current Science, 69, 171 178
  • Singhvi, A.K., Banerjee, D., Pande, K., Gogte, V. and Valdiya, K.S. (1994). Luminescence studies on Neotectonic events in South Central Kumaun Himalaya A feasibility Study, Quat. Sci. Rev., 13, 595 600
  • Pande, K., Sarin, M.M., Trivedi, J.R., Krishnaswami, S. and Sharma, K.K. (1994). The Indus River System: Major ion chemistry, uranium and strontium isotopes, Chemical Geology, 116, 245 259
  • Venkatesan, T.R., Pande, K. and Gopalan, K. (1994). Reply to comment on Did Deccan Volcanism predate the K/T transition?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 122, 263 265
  • Venkatesan, T.R., Pande, K. and Gopalan, K. (1993). Did Deccan Volcanism predate the K/T transition? Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 119, 181 189
  • Pande Kanchan (1990). Chemical, Isotopic and Geochronological Researches in the Nineties, Geol. Soc. India Memoir, 18, pp.69
  • Krishnamurthy, P., Pande, K., Macdougall, J.D. and Gopalan, K. (1988). Upper mantle xenoliths in alkali basalts related to Deccan Trap Volcanism. Geol. Soc. India Memoir, 10, p.53-67
  • Pande, K., Venkatesan, T.R., Gopalan, K., Krishnamurthy, P. and Macdougall, J.D. (1988). 40Ar 39Ar ages of alkali basalts from Kutch, Western Deccan Province, Geol. Soc. India, Memoir, 10, p.147-150
  • Chakranarayan, A.B., Pawar, K.B., Pande, K. and Gopalan, K. (1986). Rb Sr age of the Belka Pahar granite, Sirohi District, Rajasthan. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 28, p.325 327
  • Santosh, M., Nair, N.G.K., Pande, K. and Gopalan, K. (1986). Rb Sr geochronology of the Ambalavayal granite, Kerala. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 27, p.309 312
  • Venkatesan, T.R., Pande, K. and Gopalan, K. (1986). Ar Ar dating of Deccan Basalts, Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 27, p.103 109
  • Kochhar, N., Pande, K. and Gopalan, K. (1985). Rb Sr age of the Tusham Ring Complex, Bhiwani, India. Jour. Geol. Soc. India. 26, p.216 218.
  • Geochronology/Isotope Geology
  • Geochronology of the Deccan Basalts
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