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Dr. Rabindra Nath Hota

Rabindra Nath Hota Name : Rabindra Nath Hota
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M. Sc., Ph. D., D. Sc.
Phone No. : 0674-2567183, +91-9437176486
E-mail ID : rnhota(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Sedimentology
  • Geostatistics
  • Groundwater

  • Crystallography
  • Optical mineralogy
  • Sedimentology
  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Geostatistics
  • Computer application in Geology
  • Ph. D. (Awarded)
    • Dr. P. C. Naik: Groundwater condition of Jagatsinghpur district, Orissa with special reference to coastal-saline environment.
    • Dr. B. K. Das: Sedimentological study of a part of Barren Measures Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India.
    • Dr. (Mrs.) M. Sahoo: Subsurface geology of a part of Karharbari Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India.
    • Dr. (Mrs.) A. G. Nath : Sedimentological study of the Ong-river Gondwana basin, Orissa, India
    • Dr. P. K. Naik: Hydrogeological studies of a part of southern Odisha with special reference to coastal saline environment
  • M. Phil. (Awarded)
    • Ms. Linashree Dalabehera: Grain size analysis of the Talchir and Karharbari sandstones of Ong-river Gondwana basin of Orissa
    • Ms. Samita Biswal: Heavy mineral analysis of the Talchir and Karharbari sandstones of Ong-river Gondwana basin of Orissa
    • Ms. Arya Goutami Nath: Study of palaeocurrent and sediment dispersal pattern during Lower Gondwana sedimentation of Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa
    • Ms. Rasmita Behera: Grain size analysis of the Barakar sandstones of Talchir coalfield, Orissa
    • Ms. Madhusmita Sahoo: Cyclic sedimentation of coal-bearing Gondwana sediments – A case study from subsurface logs of the Karharbari Formation, Talchir basin, Orissa
    • Ms. Anita Kabi: Grain size analysis of the Karharbari sandstones of Talchir coalfield, Angul district, Orissa
    • Mr. Rakesh Deepankar: Cross-Association Analysis of Two Borehole Sections of the Karharbari Formation, Talchir Gondwana Basin, Orissa
    • Ms. Biswabara Panda: Study of heavy minerals of the Ib river sediments near Sundargarh, Odisha
    • Ms. Arpita Tripathi: Textural Analysis of the Ib River Sands near Sundargarh, Odisha
    • Ms. Pragnya Paramita Das: Sandbody geometry and quantification of intrabasinal differential subsidence from a part of Karharbari Formation, Talchir coalfield, Odisha
    • Ms. Swagatika Behera: Heavy minerals of the sand dunes and beach ridges between Chandrabhaga and Ramachandi, Puri district, Odisha
    • Mr. Bedabyasa Sahoo: Grain Size Analysis of Sand Dunes and Beach Ridges Between Chandrabhaga and Ramachandi, Puri District, Odisha
1 HOTA, R. N. (1998) Seam geometry, trend surface analysis and depositional environment of coal seam II, Barakar Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Explorer- Jour. Dir. Of Geol., Orissa. pp. 68-72.
2 HOTA, R. N. (2000) Quantitative startigraphic correlation- A case study from two borehole sections of Barakar formation, Talchir coalfield, Orissa. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, v.56, pp. 517-524. (Impact Factor 0.60).
3 HOTA, R. N., PANDYA, K. L. and MAEJIMA, W. (2001) Palaeocurrent and palaeohydrologic analysis a part of Permian Barakar formation, Talchir coalfield, Orissa, India. Jour. of Geoscience, v.44, pp. 181-188. (Impact Factor 1.28)
4 HOTA, R. N. and PANDYA, K. L. (2001) Geometry and compositional variation of coal seams of a part of Barakar Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India, Gondwana Research, v.4 (ISRGA volume), pp. 633-634.
5 MAEJIMA, W; NAKAJO, T; DAS, R; PANDYA, K. L.; TANAKA, J.; HAYASHI, M; MISHRA, B. and HOTA, R. N. (2002) Occurrence and origin of rhythmites of the Talchir Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India. SGAT Bulletin, v.3, No. 1, pp.1-10.
6 HOTA, R. N., MAEJIMA, W. and MISHRA, B. (2002) Cluster analysis approach to heavy mineral suites of Barakar Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. SGAT Bulletin, v.3, No. 2, pp.33-38.
7 HOTA, R. N. and PANDYA, K. L. (2002) Quantitative relationship between net subsidence and coal cycles in Barakar Formation, Talchir coalfield, Orissa. Jour. Geol. Soc. of India, v.60, pp.203-211. (Impact Factor0.60).
8 MISHRA, B., MAEJIMA, W., SARANGI, A., VITAL, T. R. and HOTA, R. N. (2003) Some new findings noticed in the southern part of the Athgarh Gondwana basin, Lower Cretaceous, Orissa, India. Quart. Jour. GARC, v.11 (1), pp. 18-20.
9 HOTA, R. N., PANDYA, K. L. and MAEJIMA, W. (2003) Cyclic sedimentation and facies Organization of the coal-bearing Barakar Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India: a statistical analysis of subsurface logs, Jour. of Geoscience, v.46, pp. 1-11. (Impact Factor 1.28)
10 HOTA, R. N. and MAEJIMA, W. (2004) Comparative Study of Cyclicity of Lithofacies in Lower Gondwana Formations of Talchir Basin, Orissa, India: a Statistical Analysis of Subsurface Logs, Gondwana Research, v.7, No.2, pp.353‚?" 362. (Impact Factor 8.12)
11 HOTA, R. N. and MAEJIMA, W.¬† (2005) Geometry of the interseam sand bodies of the Barakar Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Jour. Ind. Asso. of Sedimentologists, v. 24 (Nos 1 & 2), pp.15 ‚?" 26.
12 HOTA, R. N. (2006) Geometry and compositional variation of coal seam VII of the Barakar Formation of Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Jour. Ind. Asso. of Sedimentologists, v. 25, pp.13 ‚?" 21.
13 MAEJIMA, W., HOTA, R. N. and MISHRA, B. (2006) Turbidite channel and overbank-levee sedimentation of the Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India, Jour. of Geoscience, v.49, pp. 49-58. (Impact Factor 1.28).
14 HOTA, R. N., MAEJIMA, W. and MISHRA, B. (2006) Similarity of palaeocurrent pattern of Lower Gondwana formations of the Talchir and the Ong-river basins of Orissa, India ‚?" An indication of dismemberment of a major Gondwana basin, Gondwana Research, v.10, No.3 & 4, pp.363‚?" 369. (Impact Factor 8.12).
15 HOTA, R. N. (2007) Palaeocurrent pattern and its tectonic implication during Talchir and Damuda sedimentation in Talchir Gondwana basin Orissa. Gond. Geol. Mag., v. 22 (No.1), pp. 1-10.
16 HOTA, R.N., MAEJIMA, W. and MISHRA, B. (2007) River metamorphosis during Damuda sedimentation: a case study from the Talchir Gondwana basin Orissa. Jour. Geol. Soc. of India, v.69, pp.1351-1360. (Impact Factor0.60).
17 HOTA, R. N. (2008) Geometry and Compositional Variation of Coal Seam III of the Damuda Group, Talchir Gondwana Basin, Orissa. Gondwana Geological Magazine, v.23, pp.103 ‚?" 109.
18 HOTA, R. N., DALABEHERA, L. and NATH, A. G. (2008) Textural Characteristics and Discriminant Analysis of Talchir and Karharbari Sandstones of the Ong-River Gondwana Basin of Orissa. Jour. Ind. Asso. of Sedimentologists, v. 27 (No.1), pp.77 ‚?" 86.
19 HOTA, R. N., MAEJIMA, W. and NATH, A. G. (2008) River transmutation during Lower Gondwana sedimentationin Ong-river basin, Orissa. Jour. Ind. Asso. of Sedimentologists, v. 27 (No.2), pp.29 ‚?" 37.
20 W. MAEJIMA, R. C. TEWARI and R. N. HOTA (2008) Origin of fining-upward cycles in the Early Permian Barakar Formation of Gondwana basins of Peninsular India. Jour. Geosciences, v.51, pp.21-26. (Impact Factor 1.28)
21 DEVI, S. R., MONDAL, M. E. A., ALAM, M. M. and HOTA, R.N. (2009) Petrography and textural characteristics of the Barail and the Surma sandstones of Tamenglong area, Western Manipur, in relation to depositional process and orogeny. Jour. Ind. Asso. of Sedimentologists, v.28 (No.2), pp.77 ‚?" 86.
22 HOTA, R. N. and SAHOO, M.(2009) Cyclic sedimentation of the Karharbari Formation (Damuda Group), Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Jour. Geol. Soc. of India, v.73, pp.469 ‚?" 478. (Impact Factor0.60).
23 HOTA, R. N. and MAEJIMA, W.¬† (2009) Heavy Minerals of the Barakar Formation, Talchir Gondwana Basin, Orissa. Jour. Geol. Soc. of India, v.74, pp.375 ‚?" 384. (Impact Factor 0.60).
24 MAEJIMA, W., HOTA, R. N. and MISHRA, B. (2009) Antidunes and antidune stratification in the Permo-Carboniferous Talchir Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa, India. Journal of Geosciences, v.52, p.11-20.
25 HOTA, R. N., NATH, A. G. and MAEJIMA, W. (2010) Cyclic Sedimentation of the Karharbari Formation, Ong-River Gondwana Basin, Orissa ‚?" Statistical Assessment from Subsurface Data. Jour. Ind. Asso. of Sedimentologists, v. 29 (No.1), pp.1-12.
26 HOTA, R. N. (2010) Coal Correlation and Intrabasinal Differential Subsidence ‚?" A Case Study from the Barakar Formation of Talchir Gondwana Basin, Orissa.¬† Jour. Geol. Soc. of India, v.75, pp. 403 ‚?" 410. (Impact Factor0.60).
27 HOTA, R. N. andDAS, B.(2010)Cyclic Sedimentation of the Barren Measures Formation (Damuda Group), Talchir Gondwana basin: Statistical Appraisal from Borehole Logs.¬†¬† Jour. Geol. Soc. of India, v.75, pp.549 ‚?" 559. (Impact Factor 0.60).
28 HOTA, R. N. (2010)Relationship between Net subsidence and Coal Cycle Parameters ‚?" A Statistical Appraisal from Subsurface logs of Damuda Group, Talchir Gondwana Basin, India. Mathematical Geosciences, v.42 (No.2), pp.223 ‚?" 242. (Impact Factor 1.71).
29 HOTA, R. N., DAS, B., SAHOO, M. and MAEJIMA, W. (2011) Provenance Variability during Damuda Sedimentation in the Talchir Gondwana Basin, India ‚?" A Statistical Assessment. International Journal of Geosciences, v.2 (No.2), pp.120-137. (Impact Factor 0.26).
30 NATH, A. G. and HOTA, R. N. (2012) Heavy Minerals and Provenance of the Lower Gondwana Sandstones, Ong-River Gondwana Basin, Odisha. International Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, v.5 (No.6), pp.1522-1529.
31 HOTA, R. N., ADHIKARI, P. C., MOHANTY, A. and MAEJIMA, W. (2012) Cyclic Sedimentation of the Barakar Formation, Singrauli Coalfield, India: Statistical Assessment from Borehole Logs. Open Journal of Geology, v.2 (No.2), pp.1 ‚?" 13.
32 TEWARI, R. C., HOTA, R. N. and MAEJIMA, W. (2012) Fluvial architecture of Early Permian Barakar rocks of Korba Gondwana basin, eastern-central India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 52, pp.43-52. (Impact Factor 2.83).
33 HOTA, R. N. and DAS, P. (2013) Quantification of Intrabasinal Differential Subsidence from a Part of Karharbari Formation, Talchir Gondwana Basin, Odisha, Gondwana Geological Magazine, v.28, pp.125 ‚?" 130.
34 HOTA, R. N. (2014) Trend surface of spatial data, Gondwana Geological Magazine, v.29, pp.39 ‚?" 44.
35 NAIK, P. K. and HOTA, R. N. (2014) Geomorphological study of Sand Dunes with special reference to their Hydrogeology in Southern Coast of Odisha, India. International Research Journal of Earth Sciences,v. 2(9), pp.15-21.
36 MOHANTY, A. and HOTA, R. N. (2015) Quality of Postmonsoon Groundwater of Anandapur Subdivision, Keonjhar District, Odisha, India, SGAT Bulletin, v.16 (No.1), pp.29-40.

HOTA, R. N. and PANDYA, K.L. (1997) Subsurface geology of a part of Barakar formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 2), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 35-44.
HOTA, R. N. (2004) Trend Surface Analysis of Ash content of Barakar Coals from a Part of Talchir Coalfield: An Approach to Environment Friendly Mining. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 3), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 1-9.
NAIK, P. K., ROY, G. K., BEHERA, S. and HOTA, R. N. (2004) Impact of Mining on Environment with special Reference to Hydrological Regime in Ib-valley Coalfield of Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 3), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp.143-148.
HOTA, R. N. (2005) Cyclicity of monsoon strength. Workshop on monsoon evolution and tectonic climate linkage in east Asia and its marginal seas during Late Cenozoic, Geological Survey of India, Nagpur, 5-6 December, 2005, pp.12 ‚?? 14.
NAIK, P. K., PATI, G.C., SRIVASTAVA, S. K., TIWARI, S. K. and HOTA, R. N. (2005) Hydrology of Kendrapara district with special reference to salinity hazard. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 4), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 137-141.
HOTA, R. N. (2005) Geometry and compositional variation of coal seam IV of Talchir coalfield, Orissa ‚?? a clue to coal development. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 4), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 155-167.
HOTA, R. N. (2006) Geometry and compositional variation of coal seam V of the Barakar Formation of Talchir coalfield, Orissa ‚?? an aid to coal development. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 5), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 102-109.
HOTA, R. N. (2007) Geometry and compositional variation of coal seam VI of the Barakar Formation of Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 6), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 21-27.
HOTA, R. N., SAHOO, M. and DAS, B. K. (2008) Grain size of pebbles overlying the Lower Gondwana rocks of the Talchir basin, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 7), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 38-43.
NAIK, P.K., NAIK, K.C., BEHERA, S.C., CHOUDHURY¬ł A. and HOTA, R. N. (2008). Beach Erosion in Coastal Part of Ganjam District and its Impact on Hydrogeology. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 7), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 165-169.
DAS, B. K. and HOTA, R. N. (2009) Shape of recent of pebbles overlying the Lower Gondwana rocks of the Talchir basin, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 8), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 25-30.
DEB, P. N., PAUL, A. K., HOTA, R. N. and DAS, M. (2009) Graphite production in India ‚?? A statistical forecast. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 8), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp. 87-89.
HOTA, R. N. (2010) The Gondwana basins of Orissa ‚?? Are they remnants of a palaeo-master basin? Seminar on Frontiers in Gondwana Geology, P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 26 March, 2010, pp.19 ‚?? 47.
HOTA, R. N. (2010) Spatial distribution of Roundness of Pebbles Overlying the Lower Gondwana Rocks of the Talchir Basin, Orissa, Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 9), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, pp.39-44.
HOTA, R. N. and RAKESH DEEPANKAR (2011) Cross-Association analysis of lithologies and microfacies of two borehole sections of the Karharbari Formation, Talchir Gondwana basin, Orissa. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 10), Utkal University, pp.1-7.
TRIPATHI, A. and HOTA, R. N. (2013) Textural Analysis of the Ib River Sands near Sundargarh, Odisha. Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 12), Utkal University, pp.74-79.
MOHANTY, A. and HOTA, R. N. (2015) Quality of Premonsoon Groundwater of Anandapur Subdivision, Keonjhar District, Odisha, Vistas in Geological Research, Spec. Publ. in Geol. (No. 13), Utkal University, pp.131-140.

1 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.13 (2015) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4.
2 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.12 (2013) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4.
3 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.11 (2012) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4.
4 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.10 (2011) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4
5 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.9 (2010) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4.
6 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.8 (2009) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4.
7 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.7 (2008) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4.
8 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.6 (2007) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4
9 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.5 (2006) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4
10 Edited Books: Vistas in Geological Research (Special Publication in Geology, UU) No.4 (2005) ISBN: 81-900907-0-4
11 Text Books: HOTA, R. N. (2011) Geochemical analysis, CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 116p (ISBN: 9788123919492).
12 Text Books: HOTA, R. N. (2011) Practical Approach to Petrology, CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 150p (ISBN: 9788123919478).
13 Text Books: HOTA, R. N. (2011) Practical Approach to Crystallography and Mineralogy, CBS Publishers  & Distributors, New Delhi, 202p (ISBN: 9788123919485).
14 Text Books: ACHARYA, S., PAUL, A. K., RAY, P., SAHOO, H. K. and HOTA, R. N. (2011) Bureau‚??s Higher Secondary (+2) Geology, Part ‚?? II, Govt. of Odisha, 368p (ISBN: 8180052443).
15 Text Books: ACHARYA, S., PANDA, S., PAUL, A. K., RAY, P., SAHOO, H. K. and HOTA, R. N. (2009) Bureau‚??s Higher Secondary (+2) Geology, Part ‚?? I, Govt. of Odisha, 249p (ISBN: 8180052214).

Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Geological and Hydrogeological Evaluation of Sedimentary Basins” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 25.02.2007.
Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Emerging research and development trends in Earth system science” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 22.02.2009.
Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Geoscience for Society and Environment” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 21.02.2010.
Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Development of Geoscience for a sustainable environment” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 21.01.2012.
Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Geological resource assessment and developmental perspective” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 27.01.2013.
Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Exploration and Development of Mineral Resources: Prospects and Challenges” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 17.01.2015.

1 Research Award of UGC from 2002 - 2005

  • Teaching: 28 years
  • Research: 28 years
  • Important Activities: Teaching and Research
    • Indicated the presence of a coalfield of the size of Talcher coalfield in subsurface of Jajpur and adjoining areas)
    • Suggested a method of stratigraphic correlation (Similarity of palaeocurrent)
  • Conference/ FDP/workshop organized, as Convener/Co-convener/Treasurer/Coordinator
    • Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Geological and Hydrogeological Evaluation of Sedimentary Basins” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 25.02.2007.
    • Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Emerging research and development trends in Earth system science” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 22.02.2009.
    • Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Geoscience for Society and Environment” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 21.02.2010.
    • Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Development of Geoscience for a sustainable environment” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 21.01.2012.
    • Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Geological resource assessment and developmental perspective” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 27.01.2013.
    • Organising Secretary of the National Seminar on “Exploration and Development of Mineral Resources: Prospects and Challenges” conducted by the P. G. Department of Geology, Utkal University and Alumni Association held on 17.01.2015
  • Refresher Course
    • Co-ordinator, Refresher Course in Environmental Science conducted by Academic Staff College, Utkal University from 16.01.2008 to 05.02.2008
  • Society membership
    • Life member of Geological Society of India, Bangalore.
    • Life member of Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists, Bhubaneswar.
    • Life member of Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India, Kolkata.
    • Life member of the Gondwana Geological Society, Nagpur.
    • Life member of the Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Aligarh.
    • Life member of the Indian Geologists Association, Chandigarh.Life member of the Association of Applied Hydrogeologists, Hyderabad.
    • Life member of the Orissa Environmental Society, Bhubaneswar.