Geology Deptt.

Head of Department: Dr. B. S. Rathore
About Department 

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)

Academic Society

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.

Gold Medals

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.

  1. Medha Jha, Associate Professor, IIT-BHU
  2. Miss Seema Yadav, Geologist, GSI
  3. Suhel Ahmed Khan, Geologist, GSI
  4. Vinayak Shankar Modi, Geologist, GSI
  5. Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Geologist, GSI
  6. Ritesh Yadav, Geologist, AMD AEC
  7. Naveen Rawat, Geologist, GSI
  8. Ratnesh Dikshit, Mining Officer, MPDGM
  9. Prem Prakash Rai, Mining Officer, MPDGM
  10. 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
1991 S.  Khare
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 Niranjana  Dubey
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