Full Name
Thounaojam Dhanakumar Singh


R&D Group
Geochronology & Isotope Studies


Igneous petrology and geochemistry, Platinum group elements (PGE) systematics, Isotope geochemistry, geochronology

  Academic Identity

  • CSIR-Interns (2012-2014)
  • UGC-DS-Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship (2020)
  • SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2020)

  1. Dhanakumar singh, C. Manikyamba (2020) Platinum group element (PGE) geochemistry and whole rock systematics of the Vempalle sills, Cuddapah basin, India: implications on sulphur saturation history, mantle processes and tectonic setting, Geological Journal , Volume 55, pp.1300-1319, IF. 2.02.
  2. Dhanakumar Singh, C. Manikyamba, Li Tang, Sohini Ganguly, K.S.V. Subramanyam, M. Santosh, Arubam, C. Khelen, (2019) Phanerozoic magmatism in the Proterozoic Cuddapah basin and its connection with the Pangean supercontinent. Geoscience Frontiers,Volume 10, pp. 2239-2249, IF. 4.16.
  3. Dhanakumar Singh, C. Manikyamba , K.S.V. Subramanyam, Sohini Ganguly, Arubam, C. Khelen, N. Ramakrishna Reddy (2018) Mantle heterogeneity, plume-lithosphere interaction at rift controlled ocean-continent transition zone: evidence from trace-PGE geochemistry of Vempalle flows, Cuddapah Basin, India. Geoscience Frontiers, Volume  9, pp.1809-1827, IF. 4.16.
  4. Reddy, G. Harshitha, C. Manikyamba, Th Dhanakumar Singh. Role of Depleted-MORB Mantle in the Genesis of Basalts from the Neoarchean Eastern Felsic Volcanic Terrane of the Sandur Greenstone belt, Dharwar Craton, India. (2023) Journal of the Geological Society of India, Volume 99 (3): 331-337, 1.3.
  5. Manikyamba, C., Sohini Ganguly, M. Santosh, Li Tang, C. S. Sindhuja, Arijit Pahari, Th Dhanakumar Singh, and Abhishek Saha. (2021) Tectonic juxtaposition of plume and subduction derived magmatic sequences in the Bababudan greenstone terrane, western Dharwar Craton, India: Constraining crustal accretion processes in a Neoarchean subduction-collision orogeny. Precambrian Research, Volume 355: 106097, 3.8
  6. Pahari, Arijit, Th Dhanakumar Singh, C. Manikyamba, and K. S. V. Subramanyam. (2021) Understanding the role of chalcophile-siderophile elements in the petrogenesis of metabasalts of Kudremukh greenstone belt, western Dharwar Craton, India: A Platinum group elements geochemical perspective." Journal of Earth System Science, Volume 130 (3): 168. 1.9.
  7. Manikyamba, ArijitPahari, Th. Dhanakumar Singh, Adrija Chatterjee, Sohini Ganguly (2020) Evolution of geodynamic processes in Neoarchean Kadiri greenstone belt, eastern Dharwar Craton, India: Implications on the migrating arc magmatism, Journal of Geodynamics ,Volume 136:1809-1827), IF.2.81.
  8. Arubam, C. Khelen, C. Manikyamba, Sohini Ganguly, Dhanakumar Singh, Masood Ahmad, K.S.V. Subramanyam, M. Ramakrishna Reddy (2017) Geochemical and stable isotope signatures of Proterozoic stromatolitic carbonates from the Vempalle and Tadpatri Formations, Cuddapah Supergroup, India: Implications on Paleoenvironment and depositional conditions. (Precambrian Research, Volume 298, pp. 365-384, IF 3.83)
  9. Rajanikanta Singh, M., Manikyamba, C., Sohini Ganguly, Jyotisankar Ray, Santosh, M., Dhanakumar Singh, Th., Chandan Kumar, B. (2016) Paleoproterozoic arc basalt-boninite-high magnesian andesite-Nb enriched basalt association from the Malangtoli volcanic suite, Singhbhum Craton, eastern India: geochemical record for subduction initiation to arc maturation continuum (Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 134, pp. 191-206, IF. 3.0).
  10. Manikyamba, M. Santosh, B. Chandan Kumar, S. Rambabu, Li Tang, Abhishek Saha, Arubam C. Khelen, Sohini Ganguly, Th. Dhanakumar Singh and D.V. Subba Rao. (2016) Zircon U-Pb geochronology, Lu-Hf isotope systematics, and geochemistry of bimodal volcanic rocks and associated granitoids from Kotri Belt, Central India: Implications for Neoarchean–Paleoproterozoic crustal growth. Gondwana Research, Volume 38, pp. 318-333, IF.6.1).

December 2022-till date: Scientist, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad.

May 2022-November 2022: Assistant Professor, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj.

July 2020-April 2022: UGC- DS Kothari PDF, Department of Earth Sciences Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

July 2019- June 2020- Guest Faculty, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

September 2018-June 2019-Project Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur.

August 2013-August 2018- Doctoral candidate, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad.


  • Active member of Geological Society of America
  • Active member of Geochemical Society 
  • Active member of Indian Society of Applied Geochemist (ISAG)