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    About Her
Completing primary education in Assembly of God Church School at Asansol, which is a district town of India, Ritipurna Das took her High School education from St. Stephen's School at Kolkata. She likes to do drawing and painting. She learns Bharata Natyam and creative dance. She took part in various adventure activities like; trekking in the Himalayas, desert trekking, coastal trekking. She takes pleasure in many outdoor activities and travel adventures and delights in being with her family. She completed Rock Climbing course at the age of ten. She likes to play Badminton and won university championship.

After passing Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and Indian School Certificate Examination, she was enrolled to Bachelor Degree of Geological Science with Honours in Jogamaya Devi College at Kolkata under the University of Calcutta and graduated with highest marks in geology. After complition of postgraduation in Applied Geology from University of Calcutta, she joined Salva Resources Pvt Ltd as an Intern Geologist. Afterwards she have been offered 'Australian Postgraduate Award' and 'International Postgraduate Research Scholarship' from the australian government for research in volcanology and she was enrolled in School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment under Monash University in Victoria as a research fellow.

In graduation, her field study areas were at Maithon and Sevak in West Bengal for study on petrology and rock analysis, at Ghatshila in Jharkhand for systematic geological mapping, at Zawar in Rajasthan for study on mining geology. In postgraduation, she went to Chittadurga in Karnataka for field study on systematic geological mapping. She took part in the industrial training at Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited, Ranchi in Jharkhand. Her post-graduate dissertation was Micro Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, which included field study on the Tertiary Stratigraphy at Kapurashi and Naredi along Kapurashi river and Kakdi river respectively at Western Kutch in Gujarat.
Her postgraduate research project related to Archaean VMS deposit in Western Australia. During the research, she participated in the field study on volcanology at Mt Gambier in Southern Australia and participated in the short course on Volcanic Processes, Products, Successions and Resources at Merimbula in New South Wales. She participated for studying the geology of Deisy Minalo gold mine in Western Australia; participated for studying the basal basalt and komatiite stratigraphy of Kambalda dome in Western Auatralia. She demonstrated Structural Geology, Palaeontology and Field Mapping to the undergraduate students at Buchan in Victoria.
During her research career, she awarded International Travel grants for the leading thinker in research field from Monash University Institute of Graduate Research to attend International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior conference at Kagoshima in Japan; and to conduct Research fieldwork at Timmins, Ontario and Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec for studying the archean stratigraphy at the abitibi greeenstone belt of superior province of Canada. She studied the host rock succession at the Kidd Creek VMS mine and La Rhonde mine as a part of collaborative fieldwork with Geological Survey of Canada and Monash University, Australia.
She is affiliated with GSA, AusIMM, and IAVCEI. She represented Monash University in the Australian Earth Sciences Convention held at Newcastle, New South Wales. She also achieved Australia's nationally recognised qualification in First Aid. She availed the opportunity of the most adventurous trip to Victorian Alps, Mount Grampians and the Blue Mountains in Australia as well as Mount Fuji in Japan and Niagara Falls in Canada.