Prof. Devesh Walia

Designation: Professor

Department: Geology


  • M. Tech. (Applied Geology);
  • Ph. D. (Geological Sciences)

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Structure and Tectonics of NE Indian region and the research areas where significant contributions have been made include magnetotellurics; radon emanation studies; micro-seismology; global positioning system, seismic disaster management and mitigation; Earthquake forecasting; Remote Sensing and GIS.

Experience:       >33 years (Teaching and Research)

Ph. D. Awarded/Supervised: 07

(on Geophysical Studies of the Deep Crustal Structure of North Eastern Indian region using Magnetotelluric Techniques; Hydrogeochemical Study of Hot Springs of the North East India; Study of Seismicity and Active Tectonics in the South Eastern part of the Shillong Plateau; Aquifer Characteristics and Flow Modelling for Groundwater Management in Nartiang- Nongbah, Jaintia Hills; Flow Characterisitics and Quality Assessment of Groundwater in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

Has been 2/Lt and Lt, 20 Miz Indep Coy NCC as NCC Officer; Head, Department of Geology, PUC, Mizoram University; Head, Department of Environmental Studies, NEHU and Head, Department of Geology

Academic affiliations :

Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Earth Observatory of Singapore, NTU, Singapore; Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai; National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad.

Research Projects

Completed number of research projects funded by various agencies such as North-Eastern Council, Shillong; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi; Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, New Delhi;  BARC-BRNS, DAE, Mumbai; DST- RFBR joint research project.


Publication/Books:  Research papers in reputed National and International Journals.

2019 Measurement of indoor radon activity levels in Jowai region, Meghalaya, India Journal of Applied and Fundamental Science
2019 Geoelectric Models Along the Profile Crossing the Indian Craton, Himalaya and Eastern Tibet Resulted from Simultaneous MT/MV Soundings Zhamaletdinov and Yury L. Rebetsky Editors
2020 The Study of Continental Lithosphere Electrical Conductivity, Temperature and Rheology. Springer Proceedings in Earth and
Environmental Sciences
2020 Calibration factor for LR-115 type II detector for soil-gas radon measurement Radon: Detection, Exposure and Control. R.C. Tiwari
(Ed). Nova science publishers, Inc.
2020 Radon Testing and Mitigation in Schools of Shillong City, Meghalaya Radon: Detection, Exposure and Control. R.C. Tiwari
(Ed). Nova science publishers, Inc.
2020 Polygonal Cracks in Bhuban Sandstones of Surma Basin, North East India Journal of the Geological
Society of India
2020 TEC anomalies assessment for earthquakes precursors in North-Eastern India and adjoining region using GPS data acquired during2012–18 Quaternary International
2021 Long-term trend analysis of temperature in Meghalaya Hill
2021 Development of a monitoring system for ionospheric TEC variability before the earthquakes Applied Computing and Geosciences
2021 Assessing the Seismicity of Shillong Plateau Using 'b value' International Journal of Earth Science and Geophysics, 7(2):051

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

Participated and presented research findings in various National and International conferences/seminars/workshops held in India and abroad. Invited to deliver keynote address, state of art lecture and chair the session in different National and International conferences/seminars/workshops. Organised National and International conferences/seminars/workshops.


Collaboration with IPE, Troisk; EOS-NTU, Singapore; NGRI, Hyderabad; IUCN, New Delhi.