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Dr. C. Zoramthara

Dr. C. Zoramthara

Assistant Professor & Head of Department

Department of Geology


  • MSc (Geology)
  • PhD (Geology)


  • Sedimentology
  • Structural Geology


  • Guest Faculty, Department of Geology, Mizoram University from August 2011 to September 2012

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Government Zirtiri Residential Science College from October 2012 to till date


  • Mobile: 9862501735
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1. C. Zoramthara, V.Z. Ralte and Lalramdina. “Grain-size analysis of Tipam sandstones near Buhchang village, Kolasib district, Mizoram”. Science Vision. 15 : S43- S51 pp. ISSN (print) 0975-6175; ISSN (online) 2229-6026

2. R.P. Tiwari, Victor Z. Ralte, C. Zoramthara, Gaurav Srivastava, R.C. Mehrotra, Swagata Paul, Suryendu Dutta. “Fossil Leaves in Amber from the Bhuban Formation, Mizoram, India”. Himalayan Geology36(1): 33-38 pp.

3. Suryendu Dutta, R.C. Mehrotra, Swagata Paul, R.P. Tiwari, S. Bhattacharya, Gaurav Srivastava, Victor Z. Ralte, C. Zoramthara. “Remarkable preservation of terpenoids and record of volatile signaling in plant-animal interactions from Miocene amber”. Nature Scientific Report 710940 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09385-w. 1-6 pp.

4. Paul M.Betkaa, LeonardoSeebera, Stuart N.Thomson, Michael S.Stecklera, Ryan Sincavage, C.Zoramthara. “Slip-partitioning above a shallow, weak decollement beneath the Indo-Burma accretionary prism”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (ELSVIER) 503 (2018): 17-28 pp.

5. C.Zoramthara & Lalthakima. “Risk Analysis and Community based Disaster management plan of Sateek village, Aizawl District, Mizoram, India”. Senhri Journal of Multidiscplinary Studies. Vol 4, No. 01: 11-20 pp

6. Ryan Sincavage, Paul M.Betkaa, Stuart N.Thomson, LeonardoSeebera, Michael S.Stecklera, C.Zoramthara. “Neogone Shallow-Marine and Fluvial sediment dispersal, burial and exhumation in the ancestral Brahmaputra delta: Indo-Burma Ranges, India”. Journal of Sedimentary Research. Vol 90: 1-20 pp.

7. Jimmy Lalnnmawia, Malsawmtluangkima Hauhnar, Orizen M.S. Dawngliana, Shiva Kumar and C. Zoramthara. “Geochemical Appraisal on History and Evolution of Barail sandstones of Zote-Ngur, Champhai District, Mizoram, India Vol 9 Issue 1: 41-48 pp.

8. Paul M.Betkaa, Stuart N.Thomson, Ryan Sincavage, C.Zoramthara, C. Lalremruatfela, Karl A.Lang, Michael S.Stecklera, Devojit Bezbaruah, Pradip Borgohoin, LeonardoSeebera. Provenance shift during neogene bramaputra deltaprogradation tied to coupled climate and tectonic change in the eastern Himalaya”. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems Vol 22 (12).


9. Lalawmpuii, J. Malsawma, Paul Lalnuntluanga, Chinmoy Rajkonwar, C. Zoramthara, C. Lalremruatfela, R.P. Tiwari. “Trace fossil assemblage of Oligocene (Barail Group) from Zote Area, Champhai District, Mizoram”. Science Vision Vol 21(4)



  1. . “Article on Impact Assessment of Dam site for alternate water supply scheme of Aizawl city (Gravity) in Tawi, Mizoram India by UAV based photogrammetry”. Divergent Issues and changes. Vol. I (ISBN: 978-81-950949-1)


1. Participated in “One week workshop on Applied Statistics” from 23rd to 28th September 2013 organized by Academic Staff College, Mizoram University.

2. Attended Seminar on “Oil and Natural Gas in Mizoram: Present Scenario and Prospects” organized by Mizo Post-Graduate Science Society in collaboration with Directorate of Geology and Mining Resources, Government of Mizoram held on 28th August 2013

3. Attended one day seminar on “Genetically modified crops and food security” organized by Mizo Academy of Sciences and Govt. Zirtiri Res. Science College held on 23rd January 2014.

4. Participated in panel discussion on “Fostering Scientific Temper” organized by Mizoram Council of Science, Technology & Environment and Govt. Zirtiri Res. Science College held on 28th February 2014.

5. Participated in three Days workshop on Active Fault Mapping organized by Department of Geology, MZU during 3rd to 5th May 2014.

6. Participated in Orientation workshop on “Radiation- Its application in chemical Physical and life Sciences, jointly organized by UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research and Department of Chemistry, MZU during 29th-31st October, 2014.

7. Participated in Recent Trends and Prospect in Biotechnology organized by GZRSC and Mizoram Council of Science, Technology and Environment and DST, Govt. of India on 27th February 2015.

8. Attended a Seminar on ‘Science for Nation Building’ organized by Mizo Academy of Science & DST, Govt. of Mizoram on 1st October 2015.

9. Participated in One day State Level Workshop on Research Monitoring and Sensitization organized by Research Committee, PUC on 9th November 2015.

10. Attended Sensitization Program on ‘Choice based Credit System’ organized by Seminar Organising Committee, GZRSC held on 29th January 2016.

11. Attended Sensitization Program on ‘NAAC Accreditation Process’ organized by IQAC, GZRSC held on 16yh February 2016.

12. Participated at Workshop on ‘DIGITAL INDIA’ at Mizoram University held on 24th August 2016.

13. Participated in Three days Orientation on ‘Micro Teaching for Capacity Development of College Teachers’ organized by Institute of Advanced study in Education, Aizawl Mizoram held during 14th to 16th September 2016.

14. Attended ‘Consumer Awareness Program’ organized by IQAC, GZRSC and Bureau of Indian Standards on 22nd February 2017.

15. Attended ‘National Science Day 2017’ organized by Research & Seminar Committee, GZRSC and MISTIC and NCSTC, DST, New Delhi on 28th February 2017.

16. Attended training on ‘General Awareness about HIV’ conducted by Administrative Training Institute, Government of Mizoram during 28th-30th November 2018

17. Participated in ‘Fourth Indian Landslide Congress, 2017’ organized by Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay during 8th to 9th December 2017.

18. Participated in ‘One day workshop to revise the scheme of examinations for Higher Secondary School, MBSE’

19. Participated in one day Workshop on ‘Earthquake Hazard in Mizoram’ organized by Geological Society of Mizoram.

20. Participated in 2 days National workshop on “Introduction and Demonstration of Advance Equipments in Surveying” organized by Civil Engineering Department, Mizoram University during 29th to 30th August, 2019.

21. Participated in three days National workshop on “Landslide Hazard in Southern Mizoram” organized by Mizoram Remote Sensing Application, Govt. of Mizoram, Directorate of Geology and Mineral Resources, Govt. of Mizoram, Lunglei Government College & Geological Society of Mizoram.

22. Participated in Two days National workshop on “Recent Earthquakes in Indo-Burma ranges” organized by Department of Geology, PUC held during 6th to 7th August 2020.

23. Participated in one day online webinar program on “Landslide Risk Reduction and Resilience” organized by National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on 18th August, 2020.


  1. Participated in 7 days Orientation Course of Programme Officer, National Service Scheme organized by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati during 8th-14th February, 2015.
  2. Participated in the 24th Orientation Course held from 28th June to 25th July, 2018 organized by HRDC, Mizoram University.
  3. Participated in 20 days Refresher course on ‘Disaster Management’ organized by HRDC, Mizoram University during 6th to 26th November, 2018.
  4. Participated in “30 Days Faculty Development Program” organized by Faculty Development Centre, Mizoram University during 4th February to 6th March, 2019.
  5. Attended training on “On-line registration of Foreigners in S Form Modules of Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking” jointly conducted by Home Department, Govt. of Mizoram and National Informatics Centre held during 22nd-23rd May, 2014.
  6. Participated in Ten Days Geological Field course on ‘Practical Applications of Neotectonics and Quarternary Geology in Geological Hazards Assessment’ from 12-21.10.2016 at I&PR Conference Hall, Aizawl Mizoram organized by GeoHazards International and GeoHazards India.
  7. Participated in one-week training on ‘Financial Management and Digital Teaching Methods’ organized by Website Committee & Innovation Club, GZRSC during 5th to 12th April 2017
  8. Participated in one-week Training programme on ‘Life Skills, Leadership and Personality Development’ organized by Regional Directorate of NSS, Guwahati during 12th to 16th June 2017
  9. Participated in “National Level Short Course Training on Research Methodology” organized by Research & Seminar Committee and IQAC, GZRSC in collaboration with Department of Psychology, Mizoram University during 12th to 17th August, 2019.
  10. Participated in 5 days National Training program on “Landslide mitigation & DPR preparations” organized by Dept. of Environmental Studies, NEHU & National Disaster Management Authority of India, New Delhi during 25th to 29th November, 2019.
  11. Participated National e-Training on “Refresher Course on Marine Geoscience” conducted by TC Division, Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad during 24th to 29th June, 2020.
  12. Participated National e-Training on “Refresher Course on Application of Geographic Information System” conducted by CGMT Division, Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad during 30th June to 7th July, 2020.
  13. Participated in 5-days National level online Faculty Development Program on ”Present and Future Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering” organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Nadimpalli Satyanarayana Raju Institute of Technology (NSRIT), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India during 17th to 21st August, 2020.
  14. Participated in Online Faculty Development program on “Moodle Learning Management System” organized by Government Zirtiri Residential Science College and Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay during 24th to 28th August, 2020.
  15. Participated in Two week online International Faculty Development Program on “Soil-Structure Interactions and Its Applications” organized by Department of Civil Engineering, G.B. Pant Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pauri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand during 31st August to 11th September, 2020.


1. Presented a paper on “Grain size Analysis of Tipam Sandstones near Meidum Village, Kolasib District at National seminar on Geology, Tectonics, Geo-hazards & Natural Resources of Northeast India organized by Pachhunga University College, Mizoram.

2. Presented a paper on “Grain size Analysis of Tipam Sandstones near Buhchang Village, Kolasib District at Symposium on Research Innovation and Popularization organized by Research Committee, Govt. Zirtiri Res. Science College on 17th October, 2014.

3. Presented a paper ‘Disaster Management in Mizoram’ on Disaster Management & Oil Exploration in Mizoram organized by Geological Society of Mizoram.

4. Presented a paper on ‘Petrography and micro-paleontological studies of calcareous beds of Upper Bhuban in Bakpuk Lui, Nisapui Village, Mizoram’ at Mizoram Science Congress 2016 organized by MISTIC, Mizoram Science Society and Mizo Academy of Sciences during 13th to 14th October 2016.

5. Presented a paper on ‘Magnetostratigraphic Calibration of Barail rocks of Zote-Ngur Section, Champhai, Mizoram’ at Mizoram Science Congress 2016 organized by MISTIC, Mizoram Science Society and Mizo Academy of Sciences during 13th to 14th October 2016.

6. Presented a paper on ‘Grain size analysis of Tipam Sandstone of Meidum-Pangbalkawn Village, Kolasib District, Mizoram’ at National Seminar on Development of North-East India: Problems, Prospects & Challenges organized by HRDC, Mizoram University on 16th July 2018.

7. Presented a paper on ‘Study of magnetic susceptibility and rock magnetism of Barail rock exposed along Ruantlang section, Champhai, Mizoram, India at Mizoram Science Congress 2018 organized by MISTIC, Geological Society of Mizoram, Science Teacher Association Mizoram, BIOCONE, MMS and Pachhunga University College held during 4th to 5th October, 2018.

8. Presented a paper on ‘Mapping of Aizawl Anticline’ at International workshop on Geological Research in Indo-Burma Ranges organized by Department of Geology, PUC and Geological Society of Mizoram.

9. Presented a paper on “Tectonics of Indo-Burma Ranges” at One-week International Webinar on Natural Disaster with special emphasis to Earthquake and its Implications


1. Give a lecture on ‘Career’ at Personality Development Course organized by Coaching for entry into Service, GZRSC on 2nd June 2015.

2. Give a lecture on ‘Grain size analysis of soil and Soil quality Testing techniques’ at Three Months course on Environmental Research Techniques organized by GZRSC, Mizoram Pollution Control Board, Mizoram State Legal Service Authority and HRDC, MZU held during December 2017-February 2018.

3. Give a lecture on ‘Mapping of Aizawl Anticline’ at Geological Research in Indo-Burma ranges organized by Department of Geology, Pachhunga University College and Geological Society of Mizoram.


1. Organizing Secretary in One day Workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Grass Root Innovation’ organized by IPR Cell, GZRSC and Patent Information Center, MISTIC, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Mizoram on 24th March 2017

2. Organizing Secretary in One day Workshop on ‘Copyright’ organized by IPR Cell, GZRSC and MISTIC, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Mizoram on 16th October 2019

3. Convener in International Workshop on “Tectonic and its Implications with special reference to Indo-Burma Range” organized by Department of Geology and Research & Seminar Committee, Government Zirtiri Residential Science College during 17th to 18th January, 2020.


1. Mapping of the road within Aizawl District for Landslide Hazard Zonation and Mitigation Measures funded by Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Govt. of Mizoram, Aizawl during the period 31st Oct to 10th Nov 2016 amounting ₹1,20,000.00

2. Classification, mapping and Structural Analysis of mass wasting activities in parts of Northern flanks of Aizawl Anticline, Mizoram, India funded by Scientific Research and Techological Innovation Project, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Mizoram for the year 2018-19 amounting ₹ 1, 80,000.00


  1. Life member, Mizoram Science Society
  2. Life member, Mizo Academy of Sciences
  3. Life member, Geological Society of Mizoram
  4. Member, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Network

PhD THESIS: “Sedimentological Studies on Tipam rocks of Kolasib District, Mizoram” awarded on 9th August, 2019 by Mizoram University.

This page was updated on 12th September 2023


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