Dr. Shaik Abdul Rashid

    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.




    Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology


    Medical Colony, AMU, Aligarh.




I am working as a Professor in the Department of Geology, AMU, Aligarh for the last 21 years and teaching mainly Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry. After completion of Ph.D. on Geochemistry of Proterozoic Granites from Kullu-Rampur Window, Himachal Pradesh, NW Lesser Himalaya, presently I am focusing on Geochemistry of Sedimentary rocks from the Himalaya. On this theme I have carried out 05 Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India sponsored Research Schemes and presently one such scheme on "Geochemistry and Isotopic studies of Neo-Tethyan Permo-Triassic (P/T Boundary) siliciclastic rocks from Guryul Ravine, Kashmir region, northern India" is in progress. I have published 42 Research Papers in peer reviewed National and International Journals such as Journal Geological Society of India, Current Science, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Gondwana Research, Geological Journal etc. I am the reviewer of many National (JGSI, Current Science) and International journals (Chemical Geology, Gondwana Research, Geological Journal etc). I have also attended many National and International conferences abroad and presented Research Papers in countries such as England, Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland. I am the member of International Geochemical Society, USA, International Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), USA, Life Member Geological Society of India, Bangalore. I have been elected as Associate Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. Apart from 20 M.Sc. dissertations, 4 students have  completed Ph.D. degrees and 06 students are currently perusing doctoral thesis under my supervision.

  1. Publication


    Key Publications


    1. S.A.Rashid and S.M.Zainuddin, 1995. The Lower Paleozoic granitic magmatism near

        Ranikhet, Kumaon Himalaya: major and trace element geochemistry and tectonic setting.

        Journal Geological Society of India, 46: 15-25.

    2. D.Rameshwar Rao, S.A.Rashid and G.V.C. Panthulu, 2000. Origin of Mg-Metatholeiites

        of the Schirrmacher region, East Antarctica: Constrains from trace elements and Nd-Sr

        isotopic systematics. Gondwana Research., 3(1): 91 – 104.

    3. K.K.Sharma and S.A. Rashid, 2001. Geochemical Evolution of Peraluminous

        Paleoproterozoic Bandal Orthogneiss, NW Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, India:

        Implications for the Ancient Crustal growth in the Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth

        Sciences. 19/4: 413-428.


    4. S.A. Rashid and K.K.Sharma. 2001. Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of the Proterozoic

        Bandal mafic rocks, Himachal Pradesh, NW Himalaya. Gondwana Research. 4/3: 509-518.


    5. S. A. Rashid, 2002. Geochemical Characteristics of Mesoproterozoic Clastic

         Sedimentary rocks from the Chakrata Formation, Lesser Himalaya: implications for

         crustal evolution and weathering history in the Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth

         Sciences. 21/3: 283-293.


    6. S. A. Rashid, 2004. The Rare Earth Element geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic clastic

           sedimentary rocks from the Rautgara Formation, Lesser Himalaya: Implications for

           provenance, mineralogical control and weathering. Himalayan Journal of Sciences, vol.

           2, pp. 226.


    7. Shaik A.Rashid, 2005. The Geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic clastic sedimentary rocks

          from the Rautgara Formation, Kumaun Lesser Himalaya: implications for provenance,

          mineralogical control and weathering. Current Science. 88: 1832-1836.


    8. Shaik A.Rashid, 2005. The Geochemistry of Surface Soils from the Garhwal region,

          NW Lesser Himalaya: an evidence for Neotectonic activity in the area. Journal of

          Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, Japan. 100: 175-183.


    9. Shaik A. Rashid, 2008. Major and trace elements distribution in a weathering profile of

          a granite gneiss at higher altitudes. Current Science, 95: 1474 - 1478.


    10. Shaik A. Rashid and Naqeebul Islam, 2009. Petrogenesis of a crustal-derived

          Palaeoproterozoic Bomdila Orthogneiss, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast Lesser

          Himalaya. In: Magmatism, Tectonism and Mineralization (Ed. Prof. Santosh

          Kumar).McMillan Publishers, New Delhi. pp.92 – 101.

    11. Shaik A Rashid, 2009. Precambrian Granitic magmatism in the NE Lesser Himalaya:  

            implications for Ancient Tectonics. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, vol. 32, paper 5.


    12.Javid A. Ganai , Shaik A. Rashid , M. Masroor Alam , V. Balaram  and M.

         Sathyanarayanan. 2014. The geochemistry of Permo-Carboniferous black shales from

         Spiti region, Himachal Pradesh, Tethys Himalaya: A record of Provenance and change in

         climate. Himalayan Geology, Vol. 35 (1), pp. 31-39.


    13. Shaik A. Rashid, Javid A Ganai, Ather Masoodi and Fareed A. Khan. 2014. Major

          and trace element geochemistry of Lake sediments, India: implications for weathering

          and climate control. Arabian Jour. of Geosciences. Vol. 8, pp. 5677 - 5684.


    14. Javid A. Ganai  and Shaik A. Rashid. 2015. Rare earth element geochemistry of the

         Permo-Carboniferous clastic sedimentary rocks from the Spiti Region, Tethys

         Himalaya: significance of Eu and Ce anomalies. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry

         (Now Acta Geochimica). 34: 252 – 264.  


    15. Shamshad Ahmad and Shaik A Rashid, 2015. Provenance and weathering history of the

          Paleoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks from the Bomdila Group, Arunachal Pradesh,

          NE Lesser Himalaya. Journal of Applied Geochemistry.17: 190 – 198.


    16. Shaik A Rashid and Javid A Ganai, 2015. Preservation of Glacial and Interglacial

          phases in Tethys Himalaya: Evidence from geochemistry and petrography of Permo-

          Carboniferous sandstones from the Spiti region, Himachal Pradesh, India. Arabian

          Journal of Geosciences. 8: 9345-9363.




    17. Shaik A Rashid and Javid Ganai (2018). Depositional environments, provenance and

          paleoclimatic implications of Ordovician siliciclastic rocks  of the Thango Formation,

          Spiti Valley, Tethys Himalaya, northern India.  Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 157:



    18. Javid A Ganai, Shaik A Rashid, Shakil Romshoo. (2018). Evaluation of

         terrigenous input, diagnetic alteration and depositional conditions of Lower

         Carboniferous carbonates of Tethys Himalaya, India. Solid Earth Sciences,

         Elsevier Publications, 3: 33-49.


    19.Shaik A Rashid, Shamshad Ahmad, Sunil K Singh and Nurul Absar (2018). Elemental

         and Sr-Nd isotopic geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic sedimentary successions from

         NE Lesser Himalaya, northern India: implications for Proterozoic climate and

         Tectonics. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 163: 235-248.


    20. Javid Ganai and Shaik A Rashid (2019). Anoxia and fluctuating climate recorded

         from the Carboniferous black shales, Tethys Himalaya, India: A multi-proxy approach

         International Journal of Earth Sciences. 108(3), 863-883.


    21. Shaik A Rashid, Shamshad Ahmad, Naqeebul Islam and Javid Ganai, (2019). 

          Precambrian crustal history unraveled from the geochemical studies of post-Archean

          rocks, Arunachal Pradesh, NE Lesser Himalaya. In: Geological Evolution of the

          Precambrian Indian Shield (Editor: M.E.A. Mondal). Springer International

          publications. Pp. 551-575.