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Dr. S. Raju to take charge as Director General (DG) of Geological Survey of India (GSI) by tomorrow.

Posted On: 31 MAR 2022 4:38PM by PIB Chennai

Dr.S. Raju, Additional Director General and National Mission Head-III and IV, GSI has taken over the charge of Director General (DG) of Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines, anesteemed geoscientific organization in the country on 1.4.2022. He hails from Pasuvanthanai village, near Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu and heowns under graduation in Geology from V.O.C. College, Thoothukudiand Masters in Geologyfrom Presidency College, Chennai. He was awarded doctoral degree in Geology from University of Lucknow for his outstanding contribution to the field of petrography and geochemistry of dykes of BundelkhandCraton. He has several research publications on national/international journals to his credits.

Dr.S. Raju joined Geological Survey of India in 1988. During the initial period of hiscareer, he was instrumental in geological mapping of Bundelkhand Granitic Complex in Uttar Pradesh and alsoexecuted investigation on gold mineralization and carried out geo-environmental appraisal of Jhansi district of Bundelkhand Region, Uttar Pradesh.With his expertise, he has also supplemented in geology of Tamil Nadu especially, establishing the metamorphic and techtono-magmatic history of the Satyamangalam Group of rocks.

He has also served as Deputy Director General of State Unit: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, GSI Chennai from 2015 to 2018, during his tenure he has expedited several mapping and mineral exploration projects of Tamil Nadu and also he has given special emphasises on developments of Geological monuments of Tamil Nadu including National Fossil Wood park atThiruvakkarai, National Geological Monuments of Charnockite at St. Thomas Mount, Chennai.

He has conceptualized and instrumental in construction of new office cum laboratory complex with modern laboratory facilities at Chennai in the State Unit: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.



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