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Geology

Geology

 

Year of Establishment: 1948

 

Name of the Programmes/Courses

 

Geology Department offers:

 

B.Sc. in Geology

 

The course includes the study of minerals, crystals, rocks, fossils, structural geology, economic geology, stratigraphy, hydrogeology, engineering geology and applied geology. Along with theory, practical knowledge of the subject will provide basic ideas related to nature and natural phenomenon like earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and many others.

 

M.Sc. in Geology (Commenced in 1950)

 

The course includes the detailed study of the topics of B. Sc. as well as new branches of geology like global tectonics, remote sensing, GIS, geomorphology, geochemistry, marine geology, mathematical geology and environmental geology. Field work and dissertation work are also part of the syllabus. Training at the government/professional institutes like GMDC, ONGC, ISR, ISRO etc is also compulsory.

 

Annual/Semester/Choice Base credit System:

 

The department has been following the university pattern from the year of establishment.  Currently we are following semester system as the university has introduced the CBCS structure from 2011 onwards.

 

Department has total of 109 students in B.Sc. Geology programme (2013-14).

 

 

Department has total of 29 students in M.Sc. Geology programme (2013-14).

 

 

The department is involved in Placement activity of student. Department is also involved in consultancy and research projects from GMDC, SAC-ISRO, DST, GEER Foundation, GIPCL etc. At present extension work of the department is under way with the help of GMDC and Ahmedabad Education Society.

 

 

Upcoming Event: Get-to-gather of Alumni of the department in February, 2014.

 

Past Event: 

 

1. Organized UGC sponsored two days National seminar on “Geomorphology - Evolution of Landforms through Time” on 8/03/2013 and 09/03/2013.

 

 

 

News:

1.      All the faculty members Dr. R.D. Shah, Dr. N.Y. Bhatt and Dr. P.M. Solanki have organised, participated and presented papers in UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Geomorphology – Evolution of Landforms through Time” held at Geology Department, M. G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad on 08 and 09 March, 2013.

2.      All the faculty members Dr. R.D. Shah, Dr. N.Y. Bhatt and Dr. P.M. Solanki have participated in National Seminar on “Emerging Trends of Outsourcing Mining - the MDO Concept” organized by Mining Engineer’s Association of India (MEAI) – Ahmedabad Chapter and at the GMDC auditorium, Ahmedabad on 10th August, 2013.

3.      All the faculty members Dr. R.D. Shah, Dr. N.Y. Bhatt and Dr. P.M. Solanki have participated in Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) sponsored Seminar on “Climate Change” organised by M.G. Science Institute at Auditorium (Theatre 5) of M.G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad on 10th August, 2013.

4.      One faculty member Dr. N.Y. Bhatt has participated in “International Conference on Recent Developments in Stratigraphy (ICRDS-2013)” organised by Deccan Education Society’s Department of Geology, Fergusson College, Pune from 14th to 16th December, 2013 in association with Geological Society of India, Palaeontological Society of India and Gondwana Geological Society.

5.      All the faculty members Dr. R.D. Shah, Dr. N.Y. Bhatt and Dr. P.M. Solanki have participated and presented papers in 3rd International Convention on “Advances in Earthquake Science” organized by Institute of Seismological Research, Raisan, Gandhinagar from 4th to 6th January, 2014.

 

 

 

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