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Debdas Ray obtained his M.Sc. degree in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India) and subsequently his Ph.D. degree in Geology from the University of Calcutta, India.

He was a professor of Geology at Asutosh College (affiliated to University of Calcutta) for thirty-four years and of Environmental Geochemistry in the same college for twelve years. He was awarded Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship in Environmental Leadership Program in 2010-11 and carried out research at Montclair State University in USA. He has research experience in the fields of Petrology of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks in Precambrian terrains, Environmental Management related to mining, Mineral Policy and Mineral Economics. Presently, he is actively engaged as a freelance researcher on environmental issues such as SDGs and their implementation.

He has some publications in these fields. He finds great interest and commitment in community outreach program and served many Ford Foundation funded projects in India. He believes in lifelong enrichment process and wants to contribute for the societal growth through concerted effort and collective wisdom.

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