Department of Applied Geology was established in the year 1980. It made
outstanding contributions in research and teaching programmes in the
frontier areas of Environmental Geosciences,
Remote Sensing, Groundwater and Mineral Exploration. The department
offered three courses namely
(i) M.Sc. Earth Sciences
(ii) M.Sc. (Tech.) Remote Sensing
(Hi) M.Sc. Geoinformatics.
The courses have been framed to include highly advanced and many
non-traditional fields of study
which have not been offered by the affiliated colleges and other
universities of Madhya Pradesh. The Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics
course is first of its kind in the entire universities of Central India.
Excellent academic environment, well equipped laboratories, library
facilities and other campus facilities are the major attractions to the
students and research scholars. The department also provides consultancy
to the Mining industry, mineral based industry, groundwater prospecting
agencies and environmental organizations. The students are given good
field exposure for identifying different rock types, structures and other
geological features which may shape them as successful field geologists.
The students and research scholars are given facilities and opportunities
to interact and undergo training in various well established research
laboratories, industries, mines and remote sensing centers to complete
their project/research work. During the course of study, visits are
arranged to various prestigious research institutions, laboratories,
industrial establishments and other geologically interesting areas in the
country In M.Sc. (Tech.) Remote Sensing and M.Sc. Geoinformatics courses,
the students have to undertake project work. During this period, they are
given individual problems to work upon and they may be attached to other
institutions and laboratories to carry out their project works. Most of
the students who have attended the Remote Sensing course are employed in
several MNC's like NIIT, Rolta India Ltd., Intergraph, RMSI, Theovel,
RITES. Shreya.Com., SGS, Luminous Technologies, Lapton Softwares and
The department is well equipped in the field of Remote Sensing and
Geographical Information ~
System (GIS). Facilities are available for visual interpretation as well
as digital image processing of the' satellite data and aerial photographs.
The facilities include mirror stereoscopes, prism stereoscopes, light
tables, optical reflecting projector, optical pantograph, image analyzer,
digitizer, with software facilities.
The department possesses eight computers with colour scanner, inkjet
printer and digitizer board. The software which is extensively used for
geological purposes, are available in the department. In addition, the
department has the latest version of GIS software which includes Geomedia
Professional, MF work and GMS Terrain. These softwares are used for Image
processing and interpretation, environmental studies, natural resource
management, engineering projects, town and country planning and rural
The department has well equipped petrologic laboratory with advanced type
of Research mode' microscope containing universal stage, point counter,
automatic photographic attachment, micrc hardness tester, oil immersion
lenses for Refractive Index determination. The department has also go
several polarizing microscopes and ore microscopes for the use of the
students. The laboratory i equipped with section cutting and polishing
machines and sieve shaker.
The department has also developed full-fledged facilities for
geohydrological. and geochemic studies. A geochemical Laboratory, with
almost all equipments used for rocks minerals analysis, wat analysis and
soil analysis, is established in the department. With the help of this
laboratory, tl Environmental pollution and hydro geochemical studies can
be done precisely.
The department has well established library
facility having text books, reference books, journals, periodicals,
newsletters, bulletins, and memoirs, symposia seminar volumes, project
reports, Ph.D. thesis etc. covering almost all branches of Geology. The
students are allowed to consult and borrow the literature from the library
for a limited period. The students are given intensive training in
geological mapping of different terrain using various modern methods. The
syllabus of the basic courses includes field training mapping as one of
the modules to carry out the training for at least 3 - 4 weeks duration
The department also provides training to the college university teachers,
scientists and field geologists by way of refresher courses, workshops and
short term courses.
Research facilities are available in the field of Petrology, Structural
Geology, Mineral Deposits, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology,
Geochemistry, Mineral Exploration, Remote Sensing and GIS. The department
has successfully completed nearly 159 project reports and about 30
students have successfully completed their Ph.D. degree.
The students are given personal attention by the faculty members and
senior research scholars of the department. Each member is assigned some
students to supervise and advise them on academic as well as other
matters. The students are also given career advice to fetch better job
Dr. D.C.Gupta, Professor & Head
Dr. R.N.Sahu, Reader
COURSES OF STUDY
M.Sc. APPLIED GEOLOGY
Duration Two years (Four semesters)
Eligibility B.Sc. Geology as one of the subject with 50% marks.
Fee-As per University
Geomorphology and Geodynamics, Structural Geology and
Global Tectonics , Stratigraphy and Indian Geology, Practical – I,
Practical – II, Geological Field work.
Palacobiology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Environmental Geology,
Practical – III, Practical IV
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentology, Hydrogeology and
Engineering Geology, Practical V, Practical VI, Field work Geological
Ore Geology and Fuel Geology, Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology
and Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Practical – VII, Practical –
M.Sc. (Tech) REMOTE SENSING
Duration- One & Half Year
Eligibility- M.Sc./M.Tech.(Applied Geology/Geology) with a minimum
of 55% marks in H.Sc.&B.Sc.
Principles of Remote Sensing, Principles of Aerial Photography and
Photogrammetry, Image Processing and Digital Computer Programming,
Remote Sensing in Environmental Studies and Geotechnical Engineering,
Remote Sensing in Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration, Remote
Sensing in Water Resource and Terrain Evaluation, Practical II
Project work based on the Remote Sensing Application in Earth Sciences
Eligibility- Science and Engineering graduate with 50% marks in
Fee- Rs.5000/-per Sem.+200/-
Fun fundamentals of Information Technology and
DataBaseManagementSystem, Photogrammetry and Automated Mapping,
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing,
Practical – I, Practical II.
Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Global Positioning System and
Geospatial Data Integration. Surveying and Cartography, Basics
of Earth Sciences and Natural Resources, Practical III,
Ge Geospatial Technologies for Land Resources and Urban
Planning, Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources
Management, Geospatial Technologies for Natural Hazards and
Disaster Management, Geospati Technologies for Environmental
Studies and Impact Assessment, Practical V, Practical VI.
Pr Project Work based on Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, Computer
Applications to Various Papers.
Ph.D. APPLIED GEOLOGY
This department is an approved research center for
conducting Ph.D. students can apply for Ph.D. under the registered
supervisors of the department. As per University Guidelines.