|Head of Department: Dr. B. S. Rathore|
This Department came into existence in the year 1947 and B.Sc. classes were started in combination with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics and Mathematics. Postgraduate classes were started in the year 1952. At present there are eight combination programmes in B.Sc. with Geology as one subject.
Geology at UG level is being offered in various combination courses for 12th passed students of biology and maths streams. The optional subjects available for the predefined courses are Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology from the pure and general science; and Computer Application and Computer Science from the vocational course subjects.
Available course codes at UG level are:
C076 : B. Sc. (Botany – Chemistry – Geology)
C111 : B. Sc. (Chemistry – Geology – Physics)
C112 : B. Sc. (Chemistry – Geology – Zoology)
C136 : B. Sc. (Computer Science – Geology – Mathematics)
C172 : B. Sc. (Mathematics – Geology – Physics)
C257 : B. Sc. (Chemistry – Environmental Science – Geology)
C259 : B. Sc. (Computer Application – Geology – Mathematics)
C553 : B. Sc. (Mathematics – Chemistry – Geology)
Course code for Geology PG:
C048 : M. Sc. (Geology)
The academic society of Geology organises academic enrichment programmes like workshop/ seminars/ special lectures for student during the sessions. The society is exposing and equating students to newer and current areas of competitiveness. The activities academic society help in the overall development of the students and they are highly motivated, well informed and better prepared for the future.
The academic society includes post graduate students as their office bearers. The society conducts popular lectures of eminent scientists and experts of diverse fields in the subject. The academic society also organizes local as well as outside excursion for the UG as well as PG students to get them exposed to current studies and surveys in various fields of Geology.
Research facilities available in the Department
The Department offers facility of research in different fields of Geology viz. Geohydrology, Economic Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry etc. Regarding infrastructure, the Department has a rich library of PG level books and subscribes journals of repute. The Department has well equipped laboratory to pursue research in different fields of Geology.
“Beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department
Teaching faculty members have contributed the most demanded books of branches of Geology in Hindi medium through “Hindi Granth Academy” like Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology and Paleontology.
Books of faculty with ISBN numbers with details of publishers
1. A. P. Agrawal and D. K. Deolia: Jeevashm Vigyan avam Sanstar Vigyan ke Siddhant. MP Hindi Granth Academy, 2nd Ed., (2019).
2. A. P. Agrawal and D.K. Deolia: Shailiki ke Siddhant. MP Hindi Granth Academy, 2nd Ed., (2018).
3. Sanjay Tignath: Aranyapantha. Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi (2015). ISBN: 978-81-267-2781-0
4. B. S. Rathore and Sanjay Tignath; Sanrachnatmak Bhuvigyan. 3rd Ed., MP Hindi Granth Academy, 2nd Ed., 2018
5. B. S. Rathore; Paryavarniya Adhyayan; Notion Press, 2020
6. B. S. Rathore; Basics of Crystallography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Notion Press, 2021
Scholarship to PG students
Founder Head of the Department, “Dr. G. Subba Rao Memorial Scholarship” sponsored by his able son, Shri G. Narayan Rao.
· Two scholarships each of Rs.20000/- (Rupees twenty thousand only) per year for M.Sc. Previous (Geology) students with the highest marks in merit of admission, and
· Two scholarships each of Rs.20000/- (Rupees twenty thousand only) per year for M.Sc. Final (Geology) students who have received scholarship in MSc. Previous and in transition to MSc. Final with not less than 60-percent marks.
|S.N.||In Memory of …||Sponsored by …||Particulars|
|1||Late S. B. Parekh||Dr. Magan Bhai Patel||Highest Marks Scored in B.Sc. Geology|
|2||Late Kamla Devi Mishra||Prof. P. K. Mishra||Highest Marks Scored in M.Sc. Geology|
|3||Late Prof. G. Subba Rao||Mr. G. Narayan Rao||Highest Marks Scored in B.Sc. and M.Sc. Geology|
Dinosaur’s Fossil Egg
20th February 2007
A group of PG students under the supervision of Dr G P Singh has found Dinosaur’s Fossil Eggs in the “Lameta Formation” of Jabalpur area during field excursion. The group is the first from this Department to achieve the distinction.
List the distinguished alumni of the Department (maximum 10) presently employed
Two internationally renowned personalities are the Alumni of the Geology Department- Dr D P Rao, Director, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad Department of Space, Govt. of India. He was awarded Padmashree for his contribution in the field of space science. He is among the scientists to make Hyderabad a Hi-Tech city. Dr S K Saxena is a Professor of Geology in Uppsala University, Sweden; Dr. Saxena had the honour to work in NASA where he was the first to analyze the lunar rocks. He is one of the two very important scientists who are doing deep crustal studies through bore holes down to 15-16 km deep.
- Medha Jha, Associate Professor, IIT-BHU
- Miss Seema Yadav, Geologist, GSI
- Suhel Ahmed Khan, Geologist, GSI
- Vinayak Shankar Modi, Geologist, GSI
- Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Geologist, GSI
- Ritesh Yadav, Geologist, AMD AEC
- Naveen Rawat, Geologist, GSI
- Ratnesh Dikshit, Mining Officer, MPDGM
- Prem Prakash Rai, Mining Officer, MPDGM
- Jaydeep Namdeo, Geologist, GSI
PhD Awardees (Geology)
|Year||Name of Candidate||Supervisor|
|1969||W. N. Bansode||Prof. G. Subba Rao|
|1970||Ambika Prasad Agrawal||Prof. G. Subba Rao|
|1975||C. S. Pillai||Prof. S. C. Verma|
|1975||P. S. Agarkar||Self|
|1987||M. Shafi Qureshi||Dr. A. P. Agrawal|
|1988||A. K. Bhowmik||Dr. P. S. Agarkar|
|1989||R. S. Mehta||Dr. P. S. Agarkar|
|1989||Devendra Raghoober||Dr. C. S. Pillai|
|1990||Vinod Kumar||Dr. P. S. Agarkar|
|1990||V. J. S. Lamba||Dr. P. S. Agarkar|
|1995||Anil Kumar Singh||Dr. V. K. Khanna|
|1999||G. P. Singh||Dr. A. P. Agrawal|
|1999||Devendra Kumar Deolia||Dr. V. K. Shrivastava|
|2000||Vishnu Gadgil||Dr. V. K. Khanna|
|2003||Medha Jha||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2004||Pooja Shrivastava||Dr. V. K. Khanna|
|2010||S. S. Pimprikar||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2011||Devanu Bhatnagar||Dr. D. K. Deolia|
|2013||Madhav Bisen||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2014||Triloki Patle||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2014||Meenakshi Kapoor||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2015||Nandita Vyas||Dr. D. K. Deolia|
|2017||Sunil Kumar Nage||Dr. D. K. Deolia|
|2020||Pooja Gupta||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2020||Arun Khare||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|
|2020||Rohini Singh||Dr. D. K. Deolia|
|2021||Niranjan Damle||Dr. D. K. Deolia|
|2021||Kusum Pathak||Dr. Sanjay Tignath|