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M.Sc. (Applied Geology)

The department offers two-years programme of M.Sc. in Applied Geology.
Admission Requirements
Selection for admission will be based on the performance in the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. ( JAM) conducted at 52 centres in the country, in the first/second week of May. Candidates will have to appear for the test at their own expenses. Centralized admission in IITs will be made on the basis of the rank in the Joint Admission Test and the choice of candidate.

Minimum Qualifications
B.Sc. First Class/Division with Geology as major subject and Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biological Science as subsidiaries with Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10 + 2 or higher levels. When a degree is awarded without mention of Class/Division the candidate must have obtained at least 60% aggregate marks or GPA of 6.00 on 10 point scale at the B.Sc. examination.

Syllabi for Admission Test
Crystallography: Concept of symmetry classes and systems and corresponding forms. Habit and features of natural crystals; twins.
Crystal Optics: Nature of light and its propagation in different media. Optical properties of crystals and study of the same under polarising microscope.
Mineralogy: Physical, structural, chemical and optical properties of silicate and non-silicate minerals - and ore - forming minerals.
General Geology & Geomorphology: Solar system, age and origin of earth, rivers, glaciers and groundwater, orogeny, isostasy. Fluvial glacial, marine and karst landforms. Volcanism & earthquake, island arc, plate tectonics.
Structural Geology: Primary and secondary planar and linear features in rocks, Folds, faults, joints and unconformities, their classification and recognition. Disrupted strata and their interpretation. Geological maps and cross-sections.
Igneous Petrology: Texture, structure, mineralogy and chemistry of igneous rocks, classification of igneous rocks. Bowen's reaction principle. Binary and Ternary systems. Generation of magmas and there evolution. Magmatism and associated tectonism.
Metamorphic Petrology: Kinds of metamorphism. Classification, nomenclature, fabric and mineralogy of metamorphic rocks. Factors of metamorphism. Zones, facies and their characteristics. Facies of thermal and regional metamorphism.
Sedimentary Petrology: Texture, structure and composition of sedimentary rocks. Classification and nomenclature of sedimentary rocks. Provenance, diagenesis, lithification and environment of sedimentation.
Stratigraphy: Principles of stratigraphy, geological time scale, outline of methods of correlation. The physiography and structural framework of India. The distribution, classification, organic remains and economic minerals of the standard Precambrian and Phanerozoic geological formations of India.
Economic Geology: Formation and classification of ore deposits. Occurence, distribution, mineralogy, industrial use and reserves of metallic, radioactive and non-metallic ores. Basic knowledge of occurrences of petroleum and coal deposits.
Palaeontology: Conditions and modes of fossilization. Applications of fossils. Study of morphological characters and geological distribution of Foramanifera, Corals, Molluscs, Brachiopoda, Trilobites, Echinoderms and Graptolites. Elementary knowledge of the nature and geological distribution of plants and vertebrate fossils.

M.Sc. (Applied Geophysics)

The department offers two-years programme of M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics.
Admission Requirements
Selection for admission will be based on the performance in Geophysics Test Paper of the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) conducted at 52 centres in the country, in the first/second week of May. Candidates will have to attempt any two of the three sections, viz., Physics, Mathematics, Geology. They will have to appear for the test at their own expense. Centralized admission in IITs will be made on the basis of the rank in the Joint Admission Test and the choice of candidate.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree with both Mathematics and Physics as subjects for two years and at least one of them as a subject for three years.

 

M.Tech. (Geoexploration)

The department offers two-years programme of M.Tech. in Geoexploration.
Admission Requirements
Candidates having 1st Class Master's degree or equivalent in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Geophysics/ Geochemistry are eligible for admission, provided they have qualified through GATE or NET. Final selection for admission will be based on GATE percentile (where applicable) and the performance at a test and/or an interview to be conducted at the Institute. Foreign nationals possessing qualifying degree from an Indian University will have to qualify through GATE for being considered for admission.

 

M.Tech. (Petroleum Geoscience)

The department offers two-years programme of M.Tech. in Petroleum Geoscience.
Admission Requirements
Candidates having 1st Class Master's degree or equivalent in Geology/ Applied Geology/ Geophysics/ Geochemistry are eligible for admission, provided they have qualified through GATE or NET. Final selection for admission will be based on GATE percentile (where applicable) and the performance at a test and/or an interview to be conducted at the Institute. Foreign nationals possessing qualifying degree from an Indian University will have to qualify through GATE for being considered for admission.

 

Ph.D.

Admission is offered on the basis of an interview held usually a month before the commencement of the semester for which admission is sought.

Admission Requirements

  • M.Sc./M.Tech degree in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry or equivalent.
  • M.Sc./M.Tech. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Marine Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences or equivalent and having Geology/ physics/ Geochemistry at the B.Sc. stage as principal subjects.

Research Areas
Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Ore Deposits Structural Geology Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Engineering geology, Hydro-geology Sedimentology Stratigraphy and Micro-Paleontology Mathematical Geology/ Ore Deposit Modelling Rock Magnetism and Marine Geology Seismology, Geothermics

Categories of Ph.D. Candidates

Full-time Research Scholar:

  • Institute Research Scholars (Teaching Assistants)
  • Govt./Semi Govt. Fellowship Awardees (QIP,CSIR,UGC,DAE,DST,DBT,NBHM)
  • Sponsored candidates
  • Self-financed (Indian/ Foreign)
  • ICCR Awardees (Foreign Students)

Part-time Research Scholar:

  • Institute Faculty/Staff
  • Project Staff
  • Research Assistants (RA)
  • External candidates (Sponsored)