About Department

The Department was established in the year 1948. The 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.

Geology student

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-together of Alumni of the department in February, 2014.
Past Event
  • Organized UGC sponsored two days National seminar on “Geomorphology - Evolution of Landforms through Time” on 8/03/2013 and 09/03/2013.


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Staff Details

Name Qualification Designation Specialization
Dr. R. D. Shah
Dr. R. D. Shah
M.Sc., Ph. D Associate Professor, HOD , Geology Environment Geology
Dr. N. Y. Bhatt
Dr. N. Y. Bhatt
M.Sc., Ph.D, Research Guide Associate Professor Research Guide
Dr. P. M. Solanki
Dr. P. M. Solanki
M.Sc. ,Ph. D Associate Professor
Mr. B. D. Limbachiya
Mr. B. D. Limbachiya
B. Sc. , Chemistry Lab. Assistant