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Prof. Mukund Sharma

Prof. Mukund Sharma

Scientist 'G'


Mukund is interested in understanding the evolution of early life on the Earth. His endeavors are targeted on Archaean and Proterozoic rocks to find its clues. Besides, he is collaborating with the forces in the field for biogeochemistry of palaeobiological evidence, early diversification of prokaryotic metabolisms, radiation of eukaryotic forms and large complex megascopic remains.



Prof. J .W. Schopf, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA, USA
Prof. V. N. Sergeev, Geological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Prof. Shuhai Xiao, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, USA
Prof. Patricia Vickers-Rich, School of Geosciences, Monash University, Melbourne
Prof. Sun Weiguo, NIGPS, Nanjing, P.R. China
Prof. Jochen Brock, Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU Canberra, Australia
Prof. Kevin Lepot, Dept of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA


1. ISCA Young Scientist Award, 1992
2. ISRO Conference Best Poster Award, 1992
3. DST Young Scientist Project 1995
4. DST - BOYSCAST Fellowship, 1996
5. Govt. of India-Chinese Government Fellowship, 1996
6. DST-ILTP Project Member 2001
7. DST, India-GINRAS, Russia ILTP-Project 2006
8. Iyengar-Sahni Gold Medal 2009
9. Sharda Chandra Gold Medal 2009 by the Palaeontological Society of India

10. Diamond Jubilee Medal-2010 of BSIP
11.Indian Coordinator, DST-RFBR (Indo-Russian) Project (2011-13)


  1. President, The Society of Earth Scientists, India
  2. Voting Member, ICS, Sub-commission on Cryogenian Stratigraphy (2012-17)
  3. Corresponding Member, ICS, Sub-commission on Ediacaran (2012-17)
  4. Member, IGCP -587 (2011-2014)
  5. Fellow - The Geological Society of India, Bangalore, India
  6. Fellow - The Palaeontological Society of India, Lucknow, India
  7. Fellow - The Palaeobotanical Society, Lucknow, India
  8. Fellow - Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Aligarh, India
  9. Life Member - Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee, India
  10. Life Member - Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India
  11. Life Member – National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad, India
  12. Life Member - Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, India
  13. Life Member - Gondwana Geological Society, Nagpur, India
  14. Life Member - Society of Earth Scientists, Lucknow, India
  15. Member - Current Science Association, Bangalore, India


2013 -          Scientist-F
2006-2013 Scientist-E
2001-2006 Scientist-D
1996-2001 SSO/Scientist-C
1988-1996 JSO
1988-1988 Senior Research Fellow
1986-1988 Junior Research Fellow


2016 Coordinator, NASA Spaceward Bound India Programme-2016
2014 Organizing Secretary, International Field Workshop on Marwar Supergroup

2010   Organizing Secretary, International Field Workshop on Vindhyans
2009   Course –Coordinator “Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy”
2009   Organizing Secretary, Conclave on Evolution: Life’s Continuum;
2005   Organizing Secretary, BSIP Diamond Jubilee Conference

CV and Publications(PDF)


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