Ranjini Ray

9 October 2017 - 27 June 2018 | Profile shared during internship at IIHS


PhD, Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

MSc, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

BSc, Calcutta University, Presidency College, Kolkata


Ranjini’s PhD project explored the role of Dykes in evolution of Deccan basalts. She worked on the structural attributes and emplacement mechanics of large, linear, tholeiitic dyke swarms exposed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Field, petrographic, major and trace element, Sr-Nd-Pb isotope data on these dykes were found out and correlated with the Deccan basalts in order to determine the role of these dykes as feeders to the Deccan lavas.


At  IIHS Ranjini is working on Historical Climatology of Deccan Presidency, focusing on the colonial era from 1700-1900 CE.  This includes Climate, environment as well as social conflict during this era.