About the Department

About the Department The Department of Geosciences (Geology and Geophysics streams) is engaged in cutting-edge scholarship related to Earth and its complex systems and processes: the interactions among solid Earth, hydrosphere, biosphere, as they impact society.

The department is committed to excellence in discovery and creation of new knowledge about Earth, enabling life-long learning by all students about Earth processes and the impacts and engagement of faculty, students and the public addressing and solving the challenges associated with stewardship of Earth.

Vision of the Department

The Department of Geosciences (Geology and Geophysics streams) is engaged in cutting-edge scholarship related to Earth and its complex systems and processes: the interactions among solid Earth, hydrosphere, biosphere, as they impact society.

The department is committed to excellence in discovery and creation of new knowledge about Earth, enabling life-long learning by all students about Earth processes and the impacts and engagement of faculty, students and the public addressing and solving the challenges associated with stewardship of Earth.

Mission of the Department

The primary mission of the Department of Geosciences (Geology and Geophysics streams) is to:

  • Provide quality education;
  • Provide cutting-edge research;
  • Provide outreach to the citizens of this region extending to the national and international area;
  • Advance new understanding of the Earth System and apply these to the needs of society;
  • Prepare the next generation of geoscientists (geologists & geophysicists) to conduct research, to find and develop natural resources, and to measure and respond to environmental change.
  • LONG TERM GOALS

  • To establish research laboratory.
  • Equip the students in higher education through CSIR- NET exam.
  • To organize Refresh and Orientation courses.
  • To get the UGC and DST projects.
  • Establish computer lab to learn chemistry related softwares.
  • Short term Goals:

    A short –term goal is a goal that can be achieved in months or less

    1. To make the students to learn the various subject to acquire basic knowledge in east semester
    2. To make the students consolidate the knowledge of the subjects every year
    3. To pre pare study material both the students and the faculty members which will be useful in future career.
    4. To train the students in field-oriented programmes to acquire practical knowledge.
    5. To train the students in soft skills which include the work ethic, attitude, Communication skills, emotional intelligence and whole host of other personal attributes.

    Long term Goals:

    A long-term goal is something you want to do further in the future; it is a goal which usually takes 12 months or more

    1. To make the students to acquires additional knowledge in all the subjects to face any competitive examinations
    2. To make the students to get the P.G Degree with higher ranks
    3. To guide the students to plan themselves for a brilliant career in future
    4. To train the students well skilled to face any interviews to achieve the goals
    5. To prepare the students to carry out any type of field work towards the end of the PG course to carryout field programmes in any related companies.
    6. Strengths:

      Availability of sufficient infrastructure; Availability of young and energetic teaching faculty and the students by a senior most professor working as resource Faculty, Availability of eminent people having expertise in applied aspects of Geology and Geophysics

      Weakness:

      Lack of sufficient Laboratory facilities at present. Lack of recruitment of perment teaching faculty to strengthen teaching. Lack of useful museum which can improve the practical experience in several subjects. Lack of transport facility to conduct field work

      Opportunities:

      The mineral resources determine the economic and future prospects of a country.The Department of Geosciences consists of two branches: Geology and Geophysics which can produces students having a good deals of knowledge which generates very good job opportunities for the students in many oil companies, industries and also research opportunities in many educational and research organizations

      Challenges:

      The jobs related to both Geology and Geophysics are mostly field oriented. Hence it is a challenge to train the students to be competent of hardship on the other hand, the department faculty should take it is a challenge to train the laboratories to make them feel somewhat comfortable to some extent. The students should take it challenge to prepare themselves to work in space research organizations to bring name and fame to the Department

      Best practices/innovations of the Department:

      The present methods of teaching methods are not sufficient to make the student suitable for the requirements of the concerned field to improve the standards of the Earth Sciences

      Future plans of the Department:

      1. to get the well suited and high quality infrastructure to provide sufficient Facilities for the students as well as teaching faculty
      2. To get the Teaching faculty well trained in field work and surveying methods to Train the students
      3. To improve the Teaching and laboratory facilities to attract the students to join the department
      4. To arrange guest lectures by experienced persons in the field
      5. To Introduce another course which is useful to the society and to develop the Department

      Program Objectives & Outcomes

      Mission of Geology

      Geology is an engaged learning community advancing education and knowledge, enhancing civic and cultural awareness, and fostering partnerships through comprehensive outreach programs. Our students learn by doing through hands-on experience in the laboratory and field, applied technical writing and presentation skill development, and professional growth opportunities. We prepare our post graduates to live wisely in a diverse and global community, and to succeed in postgraduate academic program or meet the demands.

      Program Objectives and Outcomes(PO's)

      Over the past years, the faculty members of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University Geology have been committed to improving curriculum, increasing experiential learning, and identifying best practices in teaching through rigorous assessment and review of our programs. In addition, faculty members have identified five overarching program objectives for students post graduating with a degree from Geology. The goal is for a Post graduating student from our programs to achieve these objectives within 2 years of Post graduating with their degree. Validation of meeting these objectives is conducted through alumni surveys and detailed communications among faculty members and alumni. In addition to program objectives, each Post Graduating degree program has a unique vision and list of learning outcomes.

      Geology Program Objectives

      Within 2 years of students Post graduating with a degree from Geology at Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University, an alumnus should have the knowledge and skills to:

    7. Find and evaluate data, models, hypotheses, and conclusions published in publicly available scientific literature. Apply knowledge and techniques from chemistry, biology, geology, physics, mathematics, and computing to help solve scientific problems.
    8. Conduct an independent scientific investigation.
    9. Make cogent presentations of scientific data, observations, interpretations, and conclusions in written and oral formats.
    10. Be aware of scientific issues that affect society at large. Collaborate with others, including multidisciplinary groups, to solve scientific problems, and to recognize ethical issues in each respective profession.
    11. Understand the need for, and develop the abilities to engage in, lifelong learning.
    12. M.SC. GEOPHYSICS

      PROGRAMME EDUCATION OBJECTIVES(PEO's):

      1. The two year post graduate course in M.Sc Geophysics comprises both pure and application aspects of Geophysics. The basic objective in designing the syllabus is to make the student to understand about mother earth its constitution, the physical fields associated with it, Geodynamic processes that are taking/took place, natural hazards like earthquakes, volcanoes etc., Environmental problems besides providing a thorough understanding of Oceans.
      2. The student will be given enough knowledge on all geophysical exploration methods, both with respective theory & practical skills. He will be thought application of all geophysical methods for exploring ground water, minerals, Hydrocarbons besides their application in environmental & engineering problems.
      3. The student will be doing a project work in as a part of course curriculum in the final year at any of the professional/ research/ organizations/ oil industries makes him to tackle a problem on his own an arrive at its solution. After completing two year of the MSc in Geophysics programme, you may go for Higher studies like M.Tech, M.S, Ph.D. programme etc.

      PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

      So, with their regresses theoretical/ practical knowledge the student become eligible for his recruitment in any of the employing organizations ONGC, GSI, RELIANCE, SCHLEMBERGER, APPSC GROUND WATER BOARD, WAPCOS, NIO, OIL INDIA LIMITED (OIL), NRSC, GAIL, BARC, SCL, AMD, UCL, INFOTECH, INCOIS and UPSC GEOSCIENTISTS etc

      Course Coordinator

      Y. PADMINI

    FACULTY NAME DESIGNATION VIEW PROFILE
    Mr.Kaladhar ,R Professor on Contract View
    Dr. Jaya Raj, A. A Asst.Professor on Contract View
    Mrs. Padmini, Y Asst.Professor on Contract View
    Dr. Ravi chandra , K Asst.Professor on Contract View
    Dr. Suryanarayana, G Asst. Professor on Contract View
    Mrs. Swathi, G Teaching Assistant on Contract View