NCAOR Staff - Dr. Rahul Mohan

Dr. Rahul Mohan

Scientist F
Department Name : Polar Sciences Group
Desk No : +91-832-2525531

Field Of Specilization : Marine micropaleontology
Current Research Activities : Marine micropaleontology, Marine Geology and Paleoceanography

Academic Record

Ph.D. Geology 1997 Banaras Hindu University & National Institute of Oceanography, Goa

M.Sc. Geology 1990 Banaras Hindu University (Second Rank in Order of Merit)

B.Sc. (Hons.) 1988 Banaras Hindu University 


  • Awarded the Late Prof. Raj Nath Gold Medal for securing highest percentage of marks in Paleontology at M.Sc. Geology, 1990 and honored with 2nd order of merit at the M.Sc. Geology Examination, 1990. 
  • Qualified and awarded the "Joint C.S.I.R./U.G.C. (National Entrance Test) Junior Research Fellow /Lectureship Examination " held on 31st Dec., 1990.   
  • Awarded the C.S.I.R. Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), 1994
  • Awarded the C.S.I.R. Research Associateship (RA), 1997
  • Awarded the Fast Track Young Scientist Award by Department of Science and Technology in 2002.
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit by Ministry of Earth Science on 27-July-2007 for studies on Diatoms at NCAOR
  • Awarded Prof. C.Naganna Gold Medal by the Mineralogical Society of India on 17-March-2011 at Mysore University for studies on coccolithophores

Research Area


  • Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica – Science –Programme Implementation                                 
  • Micropaleontology with special reference to Coccolithophores and Diatoms

Professional Record

  • Scientist- E & Project Director Jan.2015 - Continuing
  • Scientist –D & Project Director May 2010 – Dec.2014
  • Scientist –C & Project Director Jan 2008 – May 2010
  • Scientist –C May 2006 – Jan.2008
  • Scientist –C (Project Mode) April 2003 – May 2006