Full Name
Sindhuja C S


R&D Group


Precambrian biogeochemistry, gold metallogeny, sedimentology

  Academic Identity

Dr. C. S. Sindhuja pursued her Ph.D at Osmania University and CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute. Her research interest is majorly focused on Precambrian biogeochemistry and gold mineralization. Her doctoral research has significantly contributed in understanding biogenically mediated metallogeny and also delineated the contrasting depostional features of Archean and Proterozoic carbonaceous phyllites. She has published several research articles in high impact factor peer reviewed international journals. She joined CSIR-NGRI in 2022 as Scientist in Geochemistry group. She aims to explicitly elucidate the evidences for gradual evolution of the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere during the Archean-Proterozoic eras and  enhance her the knowledge in understanding the evolving biogeochemical changes and mellatogenic processes during the Precambrian time.


  1. 2023-"CSIR-Women Achiever" in STEM
  2. 2020-"Young Scientist Award-2020" by Telangana Academy of Sciences.

  3. 2019-"Top downloaded paper in 2018-2019" certificate from Geological Journal, John Wiley.

  4. 2018-Fellowship holder of DST-INSPIRE-AORC.

  5. 2017-Y. Purandhar Honorary Gold medal in M.Sc Geology, Osmania University.

  6. 2012-Scholarship holder of the DST-INSPIRE-SHE. 

  1. Sindhuja, C.S., Duraiswami, R.A., Nagaraja Rao, B.K., Manikyamba, C., Ramakrishna Reddy, N., (2024). Formation and preservation of crescent-shaped volcaniclastic imprints in Quartz Feldspar porphyry from Neoarchean  Kadiri Greenstone belt, India. Journal of Earth  System Science,11-133 (IMPACT FACTOR- 1.9)
  2. Sindhuja, C.S., Harshitha, G., Manikyamba, C., Subramanyam, K.S.V., (2023). Geochemistry and depositional environment of fuchite quartzites from Sargur Group, western Dharwar Craton India. Acta Geochemicia, 1-16. (IMPACT FACTOR- 1.6)
  3.  Sindhuja, C.S., Manikyamba, C., Subhojit, S., Siva Narayanan, Sridhar, B., (2022). Geochemical and carbon isotopic studies of carbonaceous phyllites from Dharwar craton, India -Reconstruction of Precambrian depositional environment. Precambrian Research (IMPACT FACTOR-4.725; In Press).
  4.  Sindhuja, C.S., Manikyamba, C., Pahari, A., Santosh, M and Tang, L., (2021). Metallogenesis and depositional environment of the Archean-Proterozoic carbonaceous phyllites/shales from the Dharwar Craton, India. Ore Geology Reviews, p.103966 (IMPACT FACTOR-3.809)
  5.  Sindhuja, C.S., Manikyamba, C., Pahari, A. and Satyanarayanan, M., (2020). Geochemistry of Banded sulphidic cherts of Sandur greenstone belt, Dharwar Craton, India: constraints on hydrothermal processes and gold mineralization. Ore Geology Reviews, v.122, p.103529 (IMPACT FACTOR-3.809)
  6.  Sindhuja, C.S., Khelen, A.C. and Manikyamba, C., (2019). Geochemistry of Archean–Proterozoic shales, Dharwar Craton, India: Implications on depositional environment. Geological Journal, 54(5), p.2759-2778. (IMPACT FACTOR-2.489)
  7.  Sindhuja, C.S., Pahari, A., Manikyamba, C., Santosh, M., Tang, L., Ray, J., Subramanyam K.S.V., Madhuparna Pal, Gonzalez-Alvarez., (2022). Geochemistry and U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of quartzites of Simlipal basin, Singhbhum Craton, India: Evidence for Mesoarchean crustal stabilization. Geoscience Frontiers, v.13, p.101259 (IMPACT FACTOR-6.853)
  8. Manikyamba, C., Ganguly, S., Santosh, M., Tang, L., Sindhuja, C.S., Pahari, A., Dhanakumar, T., (2020). Tectonic juxtaposition of Mesoarchean continental and oceanic fragments in the Bababudan Greenstone terrain, Western Dharwar Craton, India: Evidence for plume-arc interaction in an ancient accretionary orogen. Precambrian Research, v.355, p.106097 (IMPACT FACTOR-4.728)
  9.  Manikyamba, C., Pahari, A., Santosh, M., Ray, J., Sindhuja, C.S., Subramanyam, K.S.V. and Singh, M.R., (2020). Mesoarchean gabbro-anorthosite complex from Singhbhum Craton, India. Lithos, v.366, p.105541 (IMPACT FACTOR-4.004)
  10. Manikyamba, C., Ghose, N., Ganguly, S., Pahari, A., Sindhuja, C.S., (2020). Gold, Uranium, Thorium and Rare Earth mineralization in the Kadiri Volcanic Province of Eastern Dharwar Craton, India: An evaluation of mineralogical, textural and geochemical attributes. Geological Journal, v.56, p.359-381 (IMPACT FACTOR-2.489)
  11. Manikyamba, C., Sindhuja, C.S., Khelen, A.C., Pahari, A., (2022). Archean biogeochemical cognizance in Dharwar craton, India- A review. Journal of Geological Society of India (In Press; IMPACT FACTOR-1.459)

Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association

Life Member of Indian Association of Applied Geochemists

Member of Geological Society of India