Department of Applied Geology

Department of Applied Geology1 Department of Applied Geology2

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A Quicklook Appraisal:

  1. ESTABLISHED  IN  1970
  2. A PIONEER  DEPARTMENT  IN  THE ENTIRE  NORTH-EAST  INDIA DEDICATED TO  THE DEVELOPMENT OF  HUMAN RESOURCES  IN THE  FIELD  OF GEOSCIENCES ESPECIALLY FOR OIL INDUSTRIES FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS
  3. PRESENTLY THE  DEPARTMENT IS  RUNNING THREE DIFFERENT  COURSES:  M.Sc. IN APPLIED GEOLOGY, AICTE APPROVED M.Tech. COURSE (POST-M.Sc.) IN  PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND ONE YEAR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA COURSE IN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
  4. ATTRACTIVE COURSE CURRICULUM
    • HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE  PLACEMENT  RECORD
    • CURRICULUM  DESIGNED BY THE EXPERTS OF OIL INDUSTRIES AND EDUCATIONAL / RESEARCH INSTITUTES  AS PER UGC GUIDELINES
    • CAMPUS RECRUITMENT BY OIL INDIA LIMITED AND PRIVATE OIL COMPANIES
    • INTENSIVE FIELD TRAINING
  5. PRESENT  FACULTY  POSITION :  PROFESSOR -3, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – 4, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – 5
  6. PART ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- 1
  7. BESIDES THE NORMAL R & D ACTIVITY, THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED GEOLOGY IS GIVING MORE EMPHASIS IN THE FIELDS OF:
    • WATER RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OF BRAHMAPUTRA  BASIN  INCLUDING  GROUND  WATER
    • BASIN EVALUATION & HYDROCARBON PROSPECT OF THE REGION
    • ECONOMIC MINERALS (METALLIC & NON-METALLIC) OF THE REGION
    • GEO-TECTONICS & GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS OF THE REGION
  8. DST-FIST SPONSORED  DEPARTMENT  (2002-2007 AND 2010-2015; AMOUNT Rs. 37.5 LAKH AND 57.0 LAKH) WITH SOPHISTICATED INSTRUMENTATION AND COMPUTER FACILITIES.
  9. RECEIVED  FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE  OF  RUPEES  25.0 LAKH  AND 37.0 LAKH UNDER  UGC’s  DRS (SAP, 2004-2009 & 2011-2016)  FOR  THE  PROJECT  ON  GEO-RESOURCES  APPRAISAL  OF  ASSAM  AND  ARUNACHAL  PRADESH
  10. received Research grants amounting Rs. 88.83 lacs from DST AGAINST 04 (four) ONGOING projects in 2007.
  11. COMPLETED/ONGOING 20 nos OF MAJOR AND MINOR RESEARCH  PROJECTS  FUNDED  BY  OIL, ONGCL, ISRO, UGC, DST, CSIR  ETC.
  12. IN RECOGNITION TO THE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF  THE  DEPAREMENT,  OIL  INDIA  LIMITED  HAS  INSTITUTED A CHAIR  OF  PROFESSOR  NAMED  K. D. MALAVIYA CHAIR (KDM)  IN  1993  FOR  PERSUING RESEARCH RELATED TO PETROLEUM GEO-SCIENCES WITH  AN  ANNUAL GRANT  OF  RUPEES  10.0 (TEN) LAKH (WILL BE ENHENCED TO 25.0 LAKH VERY SHORTLY)
  13. SO FAR THE  DEPARTMENT  HAS  PRODUCED  332  M. Tech.  AND  M. Sc.  DEGREE  HOLDERS OF WHICH 89% HAVE  BEEN  GAINFULLY  EMPLOYED  IN  PREMIER  INDUSTRIAL  ORGANIZATIONS LIKE  OIL, ONGCL, CIL, GSI, NHPCL, MECL, UCIL  ETC. AND IN  MULTINATIONAL  OIL  COMPANIES  IN  INDIA  AND  ABROAD  APART  FROM  BEING  EMPLYED  IN  EDUCATIONAL / RESEARCH  INSTITUTIONS  OF  THE  COUNTRY
  14. SINCE  INCEPTION  THE  DEPARTMENT  HAS  PRODUCED  45 Ph.D.s  AND  14  REGISTERED SCHOLARS  ARE  PRESENTLY WORKING
  15. THE DEPARTMENT  IS  GENERATING  FUNDS  THROUGH  CONSULTANCY  SERVICES  FROM  NHPCL,OIL GEO-ENPRO  PETROLEUM  LIMITED AND OTHERS
  16. THE FACULTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT HAVE  PUBLISHED  200 NATIONAL LEVEL  AND  60  INTERNATIONAL LEVEL RESEARCH  PAPERS
  17. TWO OF THE FACULTIES  ARE THE  RECIPIENT OF  FULBRIGHT (USA)  AND COMMONWEALTH (UK) FELLOWSHIPS  FOR  POST-DOCTORAL  RESEARCH