Department of Geology





Details of Dr Subrota Kumar Saha


B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc (Geology), Ph.D (Paleobiodiversity)


Work  experiences

[1] Professor, of Geology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000 (From 12.10.2012 to present) 

[2] Associate Professor, Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000 (From 25.10.2009 to 12.10.2012)           

[3] Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000 (From 01.07.2007 to 25.10.2009)

[4] Associate Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208 (From 07.05.2003 to 30.06.2007)

[5] Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208 (From 07.05.2000 to 07.05.2003)


Research Interests


 Evolution, biodiversity and oil palynology

[1]Using information from the fossil record to investigate the evolutionary history of modern flora and fauna. Our results will help to understand and investigate the source rock oil palynology and organic maturation study.

[2]To study and using the fossil record in how biodiversity of marine plankton responds to climate change and what factors are responsible for generating the current and past biogeographic patterns, sea level changes.

Paleoceanoghraphy and Climate change

[1]Marine microfossils are the most important source of paleoceanographic proxies. We are developing and applying new transfer function methods and working with geochemists on the development and improvement of proxies of past environments. To develop myself as a capable researcher in environmental sciences with special emphasis on investigating environmental and ecological relationships, climatic influences and involving in the research contributing in management and policy levels


Project experience funding acquisition:


[1] 11-13 July 2006: Training on Climate Change and Bangladesh, organized by Climate Change Cell, Department of Environment of GOB, Dhaka, Bangladesh with collaboration of UNDP and DFID, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

[2] 06-08 February 2006: Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach. Funded by Asia Link and Europe Aid Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

[3] 04-06 February 2006: ADB-Sponsored 3-Day National Training Workshop on Report Writing and Financial/Economic Analysis of CDM-able Projects including CDM Modalities, Procedures and PDD Evaluation. Organized by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies at Hotel Golden Deer Ltd., House # 31/B, Road # 35/A (Lake Side), Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

[4] 09 January 2005: Bangladesh Country Almanac (BCA): A User Friendly GIS Tool for Agricultural and Natural Resource Management, A training Workshop conducted by CIMMYT, BARC, SRDI, and BARI; sponsored by USAID in Khulna University, Bangladesh.

[5] 12 Nov-9th December, 2004: Short-term training on ‘Mathematical modeling of ground water flow and mass transport through theory and hand on training.’ Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

[6] August 19-29, 2004: Training in Remote sensing and GIS using ERDAS imagine and Arc GIS software.

[7] 14-15 December 2002: National Workshop on ‘Dialogue on water and climate in Bangladesh’ at IDB Bhaban, Dhaka, organized by IUCN, Bangladesh Country Office.

[8] 12-23 May, 1998: National Workshop on ‘Electron Microscopy’ at RSIC, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

[9] 1-31 August 1997: Special Training in chemical processing of rock samples and microscopy at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India.


Research articles:


[1] Kushrestha, S.K., R.Y. Singh and S.K.Saha. 1999. Eocene Ostracodes from Dauki Nala section, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Jour. IGA,.32 (1): 49-53.

[2] Saha, S.K. 2000. Smaller Benthic Foraminifera from Eocene sediments of Sylhet trough, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Jour.IGA, 33(2): 25-42.

[3]  Agarwal,A., K. Amwani, S.K. Saha, and R.K.Kar. 2000. Fossil wood Barringtonia (Lecythidaceae) from Ramgarh, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. Phytomorphology Jour, 50 (3&4): 333-336.

[4] Saha,S.K and R.Y.Singh.2000.Palynostratigraphic status and depositional environment of Girujan Clay and DupiTila Formation exposed along Shari river (Digrail ) and Dupigaon, Sylhet , Bangladesh. Jour. KU Studies, 2(2): 283-290.

[5]  Saha, S.K and M. Haque.2001. On some fungal and algal remains from Jaintia Group of sediments of Takerghat Hillock in Sunamganj District of Bangladesh. Jour. Asia Soc Bang , sci., 27(1) : 67-77.

[6] Saha, S.K and S.K. Kulshrestha. 2001. Planktic foraminiferal assemblages of Eocene sediments of Bangladesh. Jour. Asia Soc Bang Sci., 27(1): 39-49.

[7]  Saha, SK 2002 Biostratigraphy of the Tura Formation of Takerghat area, Sunamganj District, Bangladesh, Jour. Asia. Soc Bang. Sci, 28(1): 53-62.

[8] Saha, S.K. 2003. Palynostratigraphy, floristic composition and environment of deposition on Tertiary sediments of Bangladesh, Bang. Jour. Geol., 22: 1-19.

[9] Kar, RK., Ambwani, K., Agarwal, A and Saha, S.K. 2004. Remarks on Glutoxylon burmense (holden) Chowdhury from Lalmai Hills, Comilla District, Bangladesh, Paleobotanist, 53: 137-141.

[10]  Saha, S.K., K. Roy, P. Banerjee, A. Al Mamun, M.A. Rahman ,  and G.C. Ghosh. 2005. Technological and Environmental Impact Assessment on possible Oil and Gas Exploration at the Sundarbans coastal regions, Int Jour of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 31(3): 255-264.

[11] Saha, S.K., S. Naznin and F. Ahmed. 2006. A Household based safe water intervention programme for a slum area in Bangladesh, Asian jour of Water, Environment and Pollution, 3(1) : 21-25.

[12] Saha, S.K. and K.C. Deepak. 2006. An Assessment on the problems and prospects of ecotourism in Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP), Nepal, Jour. KU Studies, 6(1 & 2): 19-34.

[13] Nasrin, S,  S.K. Saha and M.M.S. Rahman. 2006. Assessment of risk to supply water quality in Khulna City Corporation, Jour. KU Studies, 6(1 & 2): 13-19.

[14] Saha,S.K.,  M.A.Jahid, M.A. Rahman, A.J.M. Saleh, S. Naznin, and S. Roy. 2006. Deterioration of Ground water quality due to saline water intrusions in Keshabpur upazila of Southwest Bangladesh. Jour Asiatic Soc Bangladesh (Science), Vol 32, No 2: 199-208.

[15] Rahman, M.A. and S.K. Saha. 2006. An Environmental Impact Assessment for South West road Network Devlopment Project (SRNDP) at Noapara-Mollahat highway, Bangladesh, jour Bangladesh Science Foundation, Vol.4, No 1: 31-38.

[16] Das, B.K., M. Rokunuzzaman, S.M.I. Hasan and S.K.Saha. 2006. Assessment of stressed agroecosystem by measuring fertility status and impact values-a case study on South West Bangladesh, Jour Bangladesh Science Foundation, Vol.4, No 1: 99-105.

[17] Saha, S.K.; A.J.M Saleh,. M.A Jahid, M.A Rahman, S. Naznin and U. Kumar.2007. Monsoon rainwater chemistry and its potable status-a case study of South East coastal belt of Bangladesh, K, Jour. KU Studies, 7(2): 1-6.

[18] G.C. Ghosh and S.K. Saha. 2007. Duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza, Landolt and Kandeler 1987) for nutrients recycling from domestic wastewater and use as fish feed, Jour Asiatic Soc Bangladesh (Science), Vol 33, No 2: 131-137.

[19] Datta, D.K; S K Saha and  M S Rahman.2008. Chemical flux to the coast of Bangladesh-a review, 37(2): 214-219.

[20] Saha, S. K. 2008. A study on microfossils from Eocene sediments of Sylhet Trough, North-eastern Bengal basin, Bangladesh, DU jour Sci 56(2): 231-236.

[21] Hossain, M S; S K Saha, M M M Hoque and M M Rahman. 2008. Physico-chemical quality analysis of rupsa river around the khulna Metropolital city, Int J Eng. Tech. 5(3): 292-297.

[22] Saha, S.K., Kumar, U. and Rahman, M. 2008. An Assessment of Groundwater Chemistry of Barind Tract in Bangladesh with Special Reference to Carbonate Weathering, Asian jour of Water, Environment and Pollution, 6(1) : 51-58.

[23]  Rahman, M.M., Saha, S.K. and Rahman, M Z. 2010. Impact assessment of environmental consequences on a blowout at Chhatak-2 (tengratila) gas field, Bangladesh, Bang Jour of Environmental Research, Vol 8: 15-22.

[24] Rahman, M.Z., Hassan, M.Q., Saha, S.K., Roy, V. and Khan, A.J. 2010. Devlopment of Early warning device for detection of Flash flood in Sunamganj, Bangladesh, DU Jour of Earth and Environmental sciences, Vol 1: 61-65.

[25] Nazia, H., Sadik, S., Saha, S. K., Rahman, M.Z. and Rahman, MMS.  2011. Chemical characterization and quality compliance of bottled mineral water in Bangladesh, DU Jour Sci 59(1): 33-37.

[26] Rahman, M.Z., Saha, S.K., Hassan, M.Q., Woobaid ullah, A.S.M. and Islam, S. 2011.  Hydro-meteorological Study of Sunamganj Town and Surroundings for Forecasting Flash Flood Early Warning, Jour. Asia Soc Bang Sci., 37(1): 35-44.

[27] Biswas, T.K., Saha, S.K. and Nasrin, F. 2009-2010. An assessment of Formal Environmental Education system at tertiary level in Bangladesh, Jour Teacher’s World, 35-36: 155-168.

[28] Saha, S.K. 2011. Studies on some Dinoflagellate cysts from the Tertiaries of Bangladesh,  DU Jour of Earth and Environmental sciences, Vol 1(2): 75-81.

[29] Saha, S.K., Biswas, T.K., and Barai, K. R.2011-2012. Status of Environmental education: Nonformal approach in Bangladesh, Jour Teacher’s World, 37-38: 265-275.

[30] Moniruzzaman, MD, Monsur, H and Saha, S.K. 2012. Understanding a new quaternary deposit exposed at Haluaghat (Mymensingh) area of Bangladesh, Jour NOAMI, vol 29(1): 15-32.

[31] Rashid, T., Suzuki, S.,Sato, H., Monsur, M.H. and Saha, S.K.2013. Relative sea-level changes during the Holocene in Bangladesh, Jour. of Asian Earth sciences, Vol. 64: 136-150.

[32]  Rashid T, Saha SK and Hassan Z, 2014. Evidence of Northward Limit of Sea Level Transgression in and around Central Part of Bangladesh during Holocene, J Earth Sci Clim Change 2014, vol 5 (9): 1-4

[33] Saha, S. K., Hossain, B.M. Rabby and Jahid, M.A., 2014. Chemical suitability of groundwater for irrigation in Trimohini and Sagardari union, Keshabpur upazilla, Bangladesh, Jour of Sci Res, Vol 27, No 2: 121-132.

[34] Kibria, M.G., Saha, S.K., Monsur, M.H., Rashid, T and Rahman, M.Z., 2015, Mid Holocene Marine Transgression at Eastern Coastal Margin of Bangladesh—Implications for PastSea Level Change

 Journal of Climate Change, Vol. 1, No. 1-2 (2015), pp. 89–97.


Published book:


[1] 'Environmental Auditing-a road map to registration'-published by AOSED, Khulna in Feb.2004.

[2]A manual on Reducing vulnerability on climate change (RVCC) funded by CARE Bangladesh and CIDA -published by AOSED, Khulna.2005.

[3] Environmental Impact Assessment for changing world- published by AH Devlopment Pub House, Dhaka in Feb.2007, ISBN No 984-8360-023-3.

[4] Poribesh bijnan (Environmental science in Bengali)-published by Bangla Academy, Dhaka June, 2007, ISBN No. 984-07-4585-9.

[5]'Paribesh Samaj Bigyan' in Bengali by Millenium Pub, Dhaka.

[6]“Research planning and proposal writing skills’ published by AH Devlopment Pub House, Dhaka in Feb.2010, ISBN No 984-70019-0021-9.


Project experience funding acquisition:


[1] Principal investigator,MOSICT, Dhaka, 2012-13. Project title:  A Paleo-bioclimatological study on Gondwana coal deposits at Northern Bangladesh and associated environment impact reflected by pollen and geochemical analyses.

[2] Principal investigator,MOSICT, Dhaka, 2010-112) Project title: Wastewater Agriculture in Peri-Urban Areas of Dhaka City: A Livelihoods, Health and Environmental Impacts assessment

[3]Principal investigator,MOSICT, Dhaka, 2009-10 3) Project title: Sea level changes and vulnerability of inhabitants of Eastern coastal margin of Bangladesh.

[4]Principal investigator,DGHS, Dhaka, 2009-104) Project title: Arsenic contamination in food grain and health risk at Matlab, Chandpur’

[5]Principal investigator,UGC, Dhaka, 2008-095) Holocene marine transgression and reconstruction of climatic curves in and around Dhaka City.

[6]Co- investigator, A CDMP-GoB project, 2007-08. Project title: Flash flood study of Sunamganj district

[7]Principal investigator,Khulna University Research cell, 2002 Project title: Water quality assessment of the Rupsha River around Khulna Metropolitan City

[8]Research Associate, Bose Centre for Advanced study and Research in Natural Sciences, C/O Department of Physics, University of Dhaka, 1996. Project title: Stratigraphical studies of Dahgram-Panchgarh gravel beds and their Economic Importance