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XXVIII Indian Colloquium on
Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy

Organized By
Department of Environmental Sciences
Savitribai Phule Pune University

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Conference dates : 4th to 6th May 2022

About Us


The first Indian Colloquium on Micropalaeontology & Stratigraphy (ICMS) was organised by Dr. S. Sambe Gowda at Bangalore to commemorate the 75th birth anniversary of Late Prof. L. Rama Rao. The results of the colloquium were so encouraging and inspiring that the entrepreneurs on this subject organized similar colloquium periodically. The ICMS has served as a platform for deliberation and proliferation of ideas as well as encourage and recognize young workers in the field of micropalaeontology and stratigraphy. Half a century since then, 27 colloquia have been successfully convened, and has been popular amongst scientists and students alike as true it is for industry and academia alike. We are elated to have the opportunity to host the next i.e. the 28th ICMS-2021 at Savitribai Phule Pune University!

The tenth ICMS was convened by Dr. R.M. Badve at MACS Pune in December 1982. It has been almost 40 years since then that Pune has witnessed such a gathering in micropalaeontology and stratigraphy, that is capable of inspiring many young post-graduate students. Pune has contributed several illustrious palaeontologists to the history of palaeontology of India, namely Dr. G.W. Chiploonkar, Dr. M.A Ghare, Dr. G.L. Badam, Dr. P.S. Mahabale, Dr. R.M. Badve, Dr. V.G. Phansalkar, Dr. V.D. Borkar and many in the younger generations working in the different organizations all over the country today.

We genuinely believe organizing the 28th ICMS at SPPU would offer a great boost to the new generation of geologists / palaeontologists of Pune and surrounding regions. It would also expose them to the recent advancements in the field of micropalaeontology & stratigraphy and inspire/encourage them to venture in related fields. We look forward to continue with the legacy of serving the cause of exchange and dissemination of new scientific knowledge as well as opportunities and offer a platform to young researchers and students all over the country to interact with established and distinguished scientists.


Apart from being known as an academic and IT hub, Pune is blessed with pleasant climate all-round the year. Pune lies on the western margin of the Deccan plateau, at an altitude of 560 m above sea level. It is on the leeward side of the Sahyadri mountain range, which forms a barrier from the Arabian Sea. As the city is also drained by several rivers, it’s an ideal site for exploring Quaternary sedimentary records. This geological setting is of great interest to geologists, palaeontologists, and tourists alike. Pune has also played a strategic role in the development of the Maratha Kingdom and preserves records of history from 9th Century CE to present.

When in Pune, there is no shortage of things to do. From history, spiritualism and adventurous activities, to thriving nightlife, shopping, mouth-watering food trail, and great sightseeing, Pune has a host of options to keep you occupied. Pune has bagged the title of India’s most liveable city in India for 2018, as per the Ease of Living Index 2018, released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is just the place where you can get a glimpse of developing new India, where the old blends with new, and tradition blends with modernity almost seamlessly.

To top the merits, Pune is centrally located and well connected to every part of the country by road, rail and air and getting here is comparatively easy, comfortable and fast. Even local travel within Pune is easy, economical and safe given the well-knit communication network supported by autorickshaws and Ola-Uber cab services.

Theme of the colloquium

The colloquium at SPPU Pune will primarily focus on advancements in the understanding of age-old proxies and refinement in the applicability and introduction to new fossil groups and / or their potentials, but will not remain confined to these boundaries.

“Proxy development for decoding past and modern environments”

  1. Proxy development (new microfossil groups, biomarkers, geochemical attributes)
  2. Palaeoclimate, Palaeoceanography and Biogeochemistry
  3. Environmental Monitoring and Resource Mapping
  4. Forgotten / Lesser known groups (ichnology, bryozoan, sponge spicules, testate amoebae, coral sclerites, etc.)
  5. Culture studies & Experimental, Molecular and Evolutionary micropalaeontology
  6. Modelling, GCMs & Simulation using micropalaeontological data
  7. Micropalaeontology in Archaeology & Geochronology
  8. Extinctions and Event Boundaries
  9. Industrial Applications of Micropalaeontology and Stratigraphy
  10. Micropalaeontology in the resolution of stratigraphic problems
  11. Refinement in taxonomical and phylogenetic studies
  12. Taphonomy & Diagenetic effects on preservation
  13. Astrobiology
  14. Other themes, not listed above

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions starts: 15th April 2021

Abstract Submissions closes : 18th April 2022

Colloquim dates: 4th to 6th May 2022

We look forward to your active participation in the XXVIII colloquium at SPPU Pune to make it a vibrant and enriching experience. Final announcements regarding the scientific programme, details of abstract submission, registration and accommodation will follow soon.

We wish all the uncertainties and gloom due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are vanquished soon and hope that we all shall meet at the forthcoming ICMS with optimism and newfound energy.

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Mapping new ways and forms of organising / articulating the woman question

Prof. Karbhari V.Kale

Vice Chancellor,
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Chief Patron, XXVIII ICMS

Dr. Suresh Gosavi

Department of Environmental Science

Dr. Rajani Panchang

Assistant Professor,
Department of Environmental Science


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Registration Fees: (The registration fees include registration kit, breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea breaks)

  1. Student delegate - Rs.2000/-
  2. Industry/Academic delegate - Rs.4500/-
  3. For each accompanying person Rs.1500/-

Mode of payment: Online payment by debit card, credit card, net banking and UPI

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Organizing Committee

  • Dr. N. R. Karmalkar
    Hon’ble Vice Chancellor,
    Savitribai Phule Pune University

    • Dr. N. S. Umrani
      Pro Vice Chancellor,
      Savitribai Phule Pune University
    • Prof. Prafulla Pawar
      Registrar, Savitribai Phule Pune University
    • Prof. Anandakumar Karipot
      Director, School of Earth Sciences
    • Prof. Suresh Gosavi
      Head of Department, Department of Environmental Science
  • Dr. Rajani Panchang
    Assistant Professor,
    UGC-FRP, Savitribai Phule Pune University

    • Dr. Shweta S Gurav
      Council Member, PSI, Pune-Mumbai Chapter, SPPU Assistant Professor, St. Xaviers’ College, Mumbai
    • Dr. Amruta Paranjape,
      Council Member, PSI, Pune-Mumbai Chapter, SPPU Senior Engineer Geomodeller, Emerson Export Engineering Center, Pune
    • Prof. N. S. Umrani, Pro Vice Chancellor, SPPU
    • Prof. Prafulla Pawar, Registrar, SPPU
    • Dr. Manohar Chaskar, Dean, Science & Technology, SPPU
    • Dr. Parag Kalkar, Dean, Commerce & Management, SPPU
    • Prof. (Dr.) Anjali Kurne, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, SPPU
    • Dr. Shilpa Bhide, Finance & Accounts Officer, SPPU
    • Prof. Anandakumar Karipot, Director, School of Earth Sciences, SPPU
    • Prof. Suresh Gosavi, Director, School of Physical Sciences, SPPU
    • Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Sonawane, Director, UGC-HRDC, SPPU
    • Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Shaligram, Director ISRO Cell, SPPU
    • Prof. Saroj Ghaskadbi, Department of Zoology, SPPU
    • Prof. Avinash. S. Kumbhar, Head IDSS, SPPU
    • Prof. Pallath Pradeep Kumar, Department of Atmospheric Science, SPPU
    • Prof. Aditya Abhyankar, Head, Department of Technology, SPPU
    • Prof. Satish J. Sangode, Head, Department of Geology, SPPU
    • Prof. M.G. Kale, Department of Geology, SPPU
    • Prof. Ravindra G Jaybhaye, Head, Department of Geography, SPPU
    • ACP Suresh P. Bhosale, Director, Security, SPPU
    • Dr. Raymond Duraiswami, Department of Geology, SPPU
    • Prof. Ravindrasinh Pardeshi, Principal, Fergusson College
    • Dr. V.R. Gunale, Department of Environmental Science, SPPU
    • Dr. V. D. Borkar, Former Scientist, ARI, Pune
    • Prof. Tanuuja Marathe, Fergusson College
    • Dr. Vivek Kale, ACWADAM, Pune
    • Dr. Kantimati Kulkarni, Former Scientist, ARI, Pune
    • Prof. Pravin Henriques, St. Xaviers’ College, Mumbai
    • Prof. Ajit Vartak, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune
    • Dr. M Ravichandran, Secretary, MoES, New Delhi
    • Prof. N.J. Pawar, Vice Chancellor, D.Y. Patil University,Pune
    • Dr. R.K. Srivastava, Director (Exploration) ONGC, New Delhi
    • Dr. S.N. Chitnis, Head, KDMIPE
    • Prof. Sunil Singh, Director, NIO, Goa
    • Dr. Vandana Prasad, Director, BSIP, Lucknow
    • Dr. Kalachand Sain, Director, WIHG, Dehradun
    • Dr. Javed Beig, Officiating Director, NCPOR, Goa
    • Prof. Somak Raychaudhury, Director IUCAA, Pune
    • Dr. R. Krishnan, Officiating Director, IITM, Pune
    • Dr. Jayant Udgaonkar, Director, IISER, Pune
    • Dr. P.K. Dhakephalkar, Director, ARI, Pune
    • Prof. Ashok Sahni, Lucknow
    • Dr. Anand Kale, Department of Geology, SPPU
    • Shri .S. Chockalingam , IAS, Director General, Yashada
    • Ms. Sampada S. Salunke, Branch Manager, Bank of Maharashtra
    • Prof. S. N. Rajguru, Deccan College, Pune
    • Dr. A. Govindan, Chennai
    • Prof. M.P. Singh, Lucknow
    • Dr. V.P. Mishra, Lucknow
    • Dr. Sudhir Shukla, Lucknow
    • Dr. Rajiv Nigam, NIO, Goa
    • Prof A. K Gupta, IIT Kharagpur
    • Dr. Neloy Khare, MoES
    • Prof. Devesh K. Sinha, DU
    • Prof. Pradeep Kathal, HSG-CU, Sagar
    • Dr. Mukund Sharma, BSIP, Lucknow
    • Prof. S. M. Hussain, University of Madras
    • Dr. Amit K. Ghosh, BSIP, Lucknow
    • Dr. Rahul Mohan, NCPOR, Goa
    • Prof. Pradeep Kundal, RTMU, Nagpur
    • Prof. G. K. Sharma, Kumaun University, Nainital
    • Prof. R. Nagendra, Anna University, Chennai
    • Prof. Arun Dev Singh, BHU, Varanasi
    • Prof. Ashu Khosla, Punjab University, Chandigarh
    • Dr. Jyotsna Rai, Lucknow
    • Prof. S. P. Mohan, Chennai
    • Dr. Alok Dave, IISER, Pune
    • Dr. R. J. Azmi, Dehradun
    • Dr. Rahul Garg, Lucknow
    • Prof. Hema Achyuthan, Anna University, Chennai
    • Dr. S.K. Parcha, WIHG
    • Prof. N. Malarkodi, Bangalore University, Bangalore
    • Prof. SGD Sridhar, University of Madras
    • Prof. Abu Talib, Aligarh
    • Prof. R. Venkatachalapathy, Salem
    • Dr. C. Rajshekhar, Bangalore
    • Dr. KPN Kumaran, Pune
    • Dr. Mohan Sonar, Aurangabad
    • Dr. V.S. Kale, Former Head, Department of Geography, SPPU
    • Dr. Rajeev Saraswat, NIO, Goa
    • Dr. Manish Tiwari, NCPOR, Goa
    • Dr. Naveen Gandhi, IITM
    • Dr. Anju Saxena, BSIP, Lucknow
    • Dr. Pawan Govil, BSIP, Lucknow
    • Dr. Kapesa Lokho, WIHG, Dehradun
    • Dr. Ashutosh, Singh, DU
    • Dr. Rajkumar Singh, IIT Bhubaneshwar
    • Dr. Debapriya Chattopadhyay, IISER Pune
    • Dr. Gyana Ranjan Tripathy, IISER Pune
    • Dr. A. V. Sijinkumar, CUK, Kasargod
    • Dr. Ashish Sarkar, PDPU, Gujrat
    • Prof. Suresh Gandhi, Univ. of Madras
    • Prof. Sumedh Humane, RTMNU Nagpur
    • Dr. K.M. Wanjarwadkar, Aurangabad
    • Dr. Nisha N.R., CUSAT
    • Dr. Ajoy Kumar Bhoumik, ISM Dhanbad
    • Dr. Mohan Kappusamy, VIT, Chennai
    • Dr. Shyam Mude, Fergusson College
    • Dr. Jyoti Srivastava, BSIP, Lucknow
    • Dr. Thejasino Sukhorie, NIO, Goa
    • Dr. Vikram Pratap Singh, Amarkanthak University
    • Dr. Ankush Srivastava, MLSU, Udaipur
    • Dr. Komal Verma, BHU
    • Dr. Dinesh Kumar Naik, BHU
    • Dr. DP Singh, IIT Rourkee
    • Dr. Syed M. Saalim, NCPOR
    • Registration Committee
    • Dr. Ratna Singh
    • Dr. Remya
    • Dr. Madhushree Bhute
    • Dr. Reshma Bhosale
    • Ms. Harshada Hendre
    • Mrs. Chetana Choudhary
    • Ms. Souroseee lihiri
    • Ms. Khushi Gorakh
    • Ms. Kalyani Panchamwar

      Inauguration Committee
    • Dr. Amruta Paranjape
    • Dr. Gauri Bandekar
    • Dr. Ratna Singh
    • Dr. Shweta Gurav
    • Ms. Mugdha Ambokar
    • Ms. Shraddha Wagh

      Accommodation & Transport Committee
    • Mr. Dnyaneshwar Salunkhe
    • Mr. Khandvepatil
    • Dr. Rohini Bhawar
    • Dr. Sanjay Kale
    • Dr. Kishore Graandhi
    • Dr. Pramod Kamble
    • Dr. Durga Mohanty
    • Mr. Sandip Nivdange
    • Mr. Shashikant Nehul
    • Mr. Yogesh Waghadkar
    • Mr. Omkar Janrao
    • Mr. Vibhas Shevde

      Cultural Programme Committee
    • Dr. Pravin Bhole
    • Dr. Rajani Panchang

      Abstract, Souvenir and Certificates Committee
    • Dr. Rajani Panchang
    • Mr. Kute, Publication
    • Mr. Shamim Sait
    • Mr. Ashok Kudale
    • Dr. Kantimati Kulkarni
    • Dr. Vidyadhar Borkar
    • Dr. Amruta Paranjape
    • Dr. Shweta Patil
    • Ms. Mugdha Ambokar
    • Ms. Kalyani Panchamwar
    • Mr. Omkar Janrao
    • Ms. Khushi Gorakh
    • Mr. Shraddha Wagh

      Financial & TA Committee
    • Prof. Suresh Gosavi
    • CA (Dr.) Shilpa Bhide
    • CA (Dr.) Shivaji Ahire
    • Smt. Snehal Patil
    • Dr. S.M. Bhagwat
    • Smt. Jyotsna Rajadnya
    • Smt. Sheetal Ugale
    • Mr. Vijay Khedkar
    • Smt. Seema Thorat
    • Dr. Rajani Panchang
    • Mr. Sandip Nivdange
    • Mr. Gorivale
    • Mr. Shahji Choudhary
    • Mrs. Chetana Choudhary
    • Ms. Harshada Hendre

      Press & Media Committee
    • Mrs. Kachare, PRO, SPPU
    • Shri Vivek Nabar
    • Dr. V. D. Borkar

      Information Technology Committee
    • Dr. Nitin Patil
    • Mr. Gajanan Amalapure
    • Mr. Ganesh Nikam
    • Mr. Nitesh Gopale
    • Mr. Shamim Sait

      Technical Programme Committee
    • Dr. Rajani Panchang
    • Dr. Rohini Bhawar
    • Dr. Kishore Grandhi
    • Dr. Ratna Singh
    • Dr. Reshma Bhosale
    • Dr. Madhushree Bhute
    • Dr. Gauri Bandekar

      Food Committee
    • Mr. Sandip Nivdange
    • Dr. Sanjay Kale
    • Dr. Pramod Kamble
    • Dr. Kishore Grandhi
    • Mr. Shashikant Nehul
    • Mr. Yogesh Waghadkar

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