Introduction of the Department
(A) Name of the Department : Department of Applied Geology
Year of Establishment : 1956
Department of Applied Geology was established as a separate Department by Prof. W.D. West, Retired, Director General, Geological Survey of India.
The first department in India to offer M. Tech. in Applied Geology as a three years’ integrated course.
(B) Center of Advanced Study
The Department was expanded when it enjoyed the status of Centre of Advanced Study from 1963.
(C) Name of the Department : Department of Geology
Year of Establishment : 1946
Up graded to PG level in 1948 By Prof. G. W. Chiplonker
Department of Geology has merged in Applied Geology in the year 1964. Since then it’s well known department within and outside India.
Head of Department
E-mail ID: (HoD)
Prof. Harel Thomas
The Department of Geology had started in 1946 for teaching B.Sc. and M.Sc. Classes under the headship of Professor G. W. Chiplonkar. In the year 1956, the Department of Applied Geology started independently offering three years post graduate course leading to M.Tech. Degree (6 semesters) in Applied Geology under the headship of Professor W. D. West. After six years, both the departments (Pure and Applied Geology) were merged into the Department of Applied Geology. The Department was expanded when it enjoyed the status of a Centre of “Advanced Study in Geology” from 1963.
The department has laboratory of Major thrust areas of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Mineralogy, Applied Micropaleontology, Photo Geology, Ore Microscopy and Economic Geology, Sedimentology, and Geochemistry with basic laboratory equipment required for teaching and research on various aspects in the major thrust area identified under R & D Programme. The students are given field training in geological mapping, mineral exploration, and oil exploration, from three to four weeks in even semesters.
VISION, MISSION & OBJECTIVES
“Be a centre for excellence in earth science education to build strong future generations for a vibrant and self-reliant nation”.
“To commit ourselves to achieve our mission through relentless pursuit of knowledge, ensuring creativity, and critical thinking, fostering human values and patriotic favor”.
- To emphasize on need-based syllabus to enable the students for economic independence.
- To make students evaluation system more transparent.
- To sensitize teachers by enhancing their competence.
- To encourage more MoUs and arrange training programs to enhance entrepreneurial and employability skills.
- To promote research for creative and critical thinking, for national development.
- To strengthen the bridge with alumni, and utilize the resources for placements and entrepreneurship.
- To cater to the educational needs of the society with an inclusive approach.
- To aim for a multidisciplinary department.
- To inculcute a strong sense of belonging in keeping with glorious heritage of the department.
- To make global citizens who are rooted in Indian culture.
Course Demand, Intake as well as pass out ratio
Students Diversity from 2015-2020
Student Support and Progression
Values and Best Practices
- Tech Student Society for organizing activities like geological, sports, socio-cultural.
- We organize Inaugural / Annual and Mid-Session Functions.
- Through-out year - Debate/ Just Minute/ Quiz; out/ indoor and cultural programs – provide congenial atmosphere and open interaction amongst the students & faculty.
- Student - Teacher’s interaction is a continual practice through
- Extra class tutorial.
- Career counseling.
- We support regional mineral based industries by giving free consultancies for identification of minerals, rocks, building stones, identification of GEM stones.
- During ‘field work’, free advises are given to local people on groundwater exploration.
- We provide samples of rocks & minerals to colleges for UG &
- We bestow ‘Professor W. D. West Oration Award’ annually to a leading Professor/Geoscientist who delivers lecture on current affairs in geosciences.
- Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed to renowned Academicians/ Geoscientists. Lifetime Achievement award is also bestowed to a retired faculty member.
- The Alumni & the Faculty made a corpus of Rs. 5 lakhs in 2016 for initiating ‘Professor W. D. West Award’ (Indian Science Congress Association, ISCA) Annual Congress.
- We are providing all infrastructure and computation facilities with internet access to all the retired faculties.
- Syllabi of M. Tech. Includes ‘Seminar’ (02 credits, all Core Courses) to inculcate confidence in students in developing PowerPoint Presentation in each Semester.
- Topographical surveying worth 04 credits is a unique feature of the M. Tech. Course.
- We have a tradition to provide all infrastructure and computation facilities with internet access to all the retired faculties.
- The scheme of Syllabi of M. Tech has a Seminar of 02 credits in all the core courses offered to inculcate confidence among the PG students in developing PowerPoint presentation before the board of teachers involved in each Semester.
- The Syllabus of II Semester in M. Tech includes a Programme of 3 weeks duration (14 credits) to impart training in the techniques of geological mapping by establishing a field camp within 100 km vicinity of Sagar where the students and faculties live in tents during this programme.
- Topographical surveying worth 04 credits is a unique feature of the M.Tech. Course.