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Prof Maibam Bidyananda

Designation: Professor

Specialization: Minerology & Geochronology

Contact: 8974003595

Email: bmaibam [AT] yahoo.com



(a) Post-Doctoral research experience for two and half years at Physical Research Laboratory,

Ahmedabad and carried out zircon geochronology study of Dharwar craton in collaboration

with Prof. J.N. Goswami.

(b) Got the BOYSCAST Fellowship awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to carry out collaborative research with Prof. Stephen Foley, University of Mainz, Germany for one year (May, 2008 - May, 2009)

(c) INSA-DFG for 3 months to carry out collaborative research with Prof. Ambre Luguet, University of Bonn, Germany.

(d) Visiting Scientist at the CCFS, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 14th June-27th July, 2016 and carried out collaborative research with Prof. Stephen Foley and Dr. Elena Belousova


Member, Geological Society of India, Bangalore


(i) Crystallochemical characteristics of chlorites from the greenstone belt of South India and their geothermometric significance. Sachinath Mitra, Maibam Bidyananda, Clay Science (Japan), 11(5), 479-501, 2001.

(ii) Minor ore minerals in association with the chromite and magnetite-amphibolite bodies in Nuggihalli schist belt, Karnataka. Sachinath Mitra, Maibam Bidyananda, Indian Minerals, 55(3 & 4), 237-246, 2001.

*(iii) Cation distribution in calcic amphiboles from the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, S. India and its geological significance. Sachinath Mitra and Maibam Bidyananda, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhanlungen, 178(2), 173-196, 2003.

*(iv) Evaluation of metallogenic potential of the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, South India. Sachinath Mitra and Maibam Bidyananda, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 335(2), 185-192, 2003.

(v) 207Pb-206Pb ages of zircon from the Nuggihalli schist belt, Dharwar craton, southern India. Maibam Bidyananda, M.P. Deomurari and J.N. Goswami, Current Science, 85(10), 1482-1485, 2003.

(vi) Crystal chemical and 57Fe Mössbauer characteristics of chromites from the Nuggihalli schist belt (India). D. Lenaz, G.B. Andreozzi, S. Mitra, M. Bidyananda and F. Princivalle, Mineralogy and Petrology, 80(1-2), 45-57, 2004.

*(vii) Room temperature 57Fe Mössbauer characteristics of chromites from the Nuggihalli schist belt, Dharwar craton, southern India. Maibam Bidyananda and Sachinath Mitra, Current Science, 86(9), 1293-1297, 2004.

*(viii) Chromitites of komatiitic affinity from Archaean Nuggihalli greenstone belt of south India. Maibam Bidyananda and Sachinath Mitra. Mineralogy and Petrology, 84, 169-187, 2005.

*(ix) Cation distribution of Cr-spinels from the Sittampundi granulitic complex, south India: their intracrystalline thermodynamics. Sachinath Mitra, Maibam Bidyananda and Asok Kumar Samanta, Current Science, 90(3), 435-439, 2006.

*(x) Crystal chemistry of garnets from Sittampundi granulites, South India: their petrogenetic implications. Sachinath Mitra and Maibam Bidyananda, Current Science, 93(7), 1003-1009, 2007.

*(xi) Geochronological constraints on the evolution of Meghalaya massif, Northeastern India: an ion microprobe study. Maibam Bidyananda and M.P. Deomurari, Current Science, 93(11), 1620-1623, 2007.

*(xii) Pb-Pb zircon ages of Archaean metasediments and gneisses from the Dharwar craton, southern India: Implications for the antiquity of the Eastern Dharwar craton. B. Maibam, J.N. Goswami and R. Srinivasan, Journal of Earth System Sciences, 120(4), 643-661, 2011.

*(xiii) Cation distribution and equilibration temperature of amphiboles from the Sittampundi Complex, South India (2011). B. Maibam and S. Mitra, In An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy, ISBN 978-953-307-896-0, edited by Cumhur Aydinalp, Published by InTech.

*(xiv) Book Review of the PRECAMBRIAN ROCKS OF NORTHEAST INDIA by Bipul Chandra Barooah, Journal of Geological Society of India, 81, 586, April, 2013.

*(xv) Geochemistry of Chromian spinels from the Indo-Myanmar Ophiolite Belt of Northeastern India. B. Maibam, S. Foley and D. Jacob, Journal of Geological Society of India, Special publication No. 2, 138-145, 2014.

*(xvi) Oxidation degree of chromite from Indian ophiolites: a crystal chemical and 57Fe Mössbauer study. Davide Lenaz, Giovanni B. Andreozzi, Maibam Bidyananda and Francesco Princivalle, Periodico di Mineralogia, 83(2), 241-255, 2014.

*(xvii) Geochronological Study of Metasediments and Carbon Isotopes in Associated Graphites from the Sargur Area, Dharwar Craton: Constraints on the Age and Nature of the Protoliths. B. Maibam, P. Sanyal and S. Bhattacharjee, Journal of Geological Society of India, 85, 577-585, 2015.

*(xviii) U ? Pb and Hf isotope records in detrital and magmatic zircon from eastern and western Dharwar craton, southern India: Evidence for contemporaneous Archaean crust. B. Maibam, A. Gerdes and J.N. Goswami, Precambrian Research, 275, 496–512, 2016.

*(xix) Geochemical Study of the Granitoids around ChhotaShigri Area, Himachal Pradesh, India. B. Maibam, Y. Rajiv Singh, A.D. Shukla, A.L. Ramanathan, Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 18(4), 408-413, 2016.

*(xx) Silicate and sulphide mineralogy and equilibrium condition of ultramafic rocks of Indo-Myanmar ophiolite belt between Tusom, Ukhrul District, Manipur and Shomra village, Myanmar. Nirupama Khwairakpam, B. Maibam, S. Shyamson Singh, Current Science, 112(2), 406-410, 2017.

*(xxi) Mineralogical and Geochemical study of Rodingites of Indo-Myanmar Ophiolites Belt, Northeastern India. K, Anil Sharma, B. Maibam. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 19(1), 28-33, 2017.

*(xxii) Characterisation of chromites, chromite hosted inclusions of silicates and metal alloys in chromitites from the Indo-Myanmar ophiolite belt of Northeastern India, Maibam Bidyananda, Stephen Foley, Ambre Luguet, Dorrit E. Jacob, Toijam Bapin Singh, Dwijesh Ray, Dipak Kumar Panda, Ruth Keppler, Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 260-273, 2017.

*(xxiii) U–Pb geochronology and Lu–Hf systematics of detrital zircons from the type area Sargur, Dharwar Craton, southern India: New insights to the provenance and crustal evolution. B. Maibam, A. Gerdes, R. Srinivasan and J.N. Goswami, Current Sciences, 113(7), p. 1394–1401, 2017.

*(xxiv) Petrological significance of mantle peridotites from the Naga ophiolite belt, Phek District, Nagaland. Khwairakpam, N., Maibam, B., Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 20(1), 50-58, 2018.

(xxv) Petrological study of spinel peridotites of Nidar ophiolite, Ladakh Himalaya, India. Nayak, R., Maibam, B., Journal of Earth System Sciences, 129, 47-61, 2020.

(xxvi) Precambrian Rocks of North-East India, B. Maibam, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy, 86 No. 1 March 2020 pp. 107-109.

* Corresponding author

Invited talks

Invited talks were given at (a) Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (b) Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun (c) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (d) Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (e) Geological Society of India, Bangalore.

Acted as referees of reputed international and national journals like Gondwana Research, Precambrian Research, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Asian Journal of Earth Science, Geological Journal, Episode, Journal of Earth System Sciences, Journal of Geological Society of India, Current Science.