Chandra Tewari was born at Almora town in Uttarakhand and had his initial studies
there. He did his M.Sc. in Physics from
the DSB College, Nainital of the Agra
University and Ph.D. from the ISM Dhanbad. He worked in ONGC during 1965-72 and
then joined the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad in 1973;
from where he retired as Scientist 'G' in 2003 and continued as an Emeritus
Scientist till 2007. He was Chief General Manager, Seismic studies, with a
Hydrocarbon exploration firm in 2008.
was awarded National Mineral Award of Government of India for excellence in
Geophysics in the year 1999 and Sri L. N. Kailasam Gold Medal for excellence in
Seismic exploration by the Indian Geophysical Union in 2010.
has published over 60 research papers in various peer reviewed national and
international scientific journals and presented several papers in seminars and
symposia and chaired many technical sessions. Six students received their Ph.D.
under his guidance. He is a reviewer of papers for several journals including
Geophysical Journal International, Tectonophysics, PAGEOPH and Jour. GSI, India
and also for DST projects. He was a member of the PAMC of DST during 1998-2002.
He was head of the Program Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the NGRI from
1997 till his retirement, Secretary of Research council of NGRI during
1997-2002 and also Management Representative for implementation of ISO 2001. He
has visited USA, USSR and several countries in Europe and Asia under exchange
programs and presentation of scientific papers. He was Guest Professor at
Department of Geophysics at Kurukshetra University during the year 2009.
Currently he is a Guest Professor at the Ganpat University at Mehsana. He is an
approved research guide for the Osmania, Andhra and Kumaon Universities.
Prasad did his M.Sc (Tech) and Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Centre of
Exploration Geophysics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He specialized in deep
seismic reflection / refraction data Acquisition, Processing and
Interpretation. He has published over 50 research papers in national and
international peer reviewed journals. He is currently working as an Emeritus
Scientist at National Geophysical Research Institute. He teaches as a Guest
Faculty at Osmania University, University of Hyderabad and BARC-AMD training
school, Hyderabad. After a brief stint as Research Fellow at OU, he started his
career as Ground water Geophysicist with the state government. His interest in
research and development landed him in NGRI, which he served for over three
decades. His broad areas of research interest include Controlled Source
Seismology, Deep Seismic Reflection Refraction /Wide Angle Reflection studies,
Integrated Geotransect studies, Lithospheric studies, Hydrocarbon exploration,
Integrated Geophysical studies for Hydrocarbon
exploration using seismic reflection and refraction, MTS and Gravity
studies. He visited United States, France, Italy, Singapore and other several
countries to present scientific papers or for participating in training
is an elected fellow of AP Academy of Sciences-2003, Indian Geophysical Union,
Life member of AEG, SPG, IGC, ISES. He is a member of Society of Exploration
Geophysicists (USA) and Asia Oceanic Geoscientific Society, Singapore. He won
the prestigious Decennial Award of Indian Geophysical Union-2007. He acted as
member Board of Studies Department of Geophysics, OU and reviewed research papers
for Journal of the Geological society of India. He also authored several
chapters in other books.