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Facilities

The department is fortunate to have several valuable collections from which students and faculty may draw in their research and classwork. The department has an excellent collection of topographical and geological maps and publications and extensive paleontology, mineral, and rock collections for research and teaching. Many samples are on display in the hallways of a separate Geological Museum. The spectacular collection of colorful multi-faceted minerals,rocks, coal specimens, gemstones, fossils etc.many of which have been donated, is both a campus attraction and an invaluable source of instructional specimens.

Equipments

A fully-equipped rock preparation facility, with rock saws, grinding, polishing, crushing, thin section and mineral separation equipment, allows students to prepare their own samples for petrographic and geochemical analysis.

The Department has got the following equipments for teaching and research purposes :

  • X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS)
  • Spectrographic Analyser
  • Spectrophotometers
  • Flame photometers
  • Large Spectrographic Analyser
  • Frantz Isodynamic Separator
  • D.T.A.
  • Advanced Research Microscope
  • Petrological Microscopes ( 5 dozens)
  • Centrifuges
  • Water Deionizer Plant
  • Overhead Projection Microscope
  • Overhead Projector
  • Section cutting units
  • Furnaces

Students undergoing the courses use the department's petrographic microscopes, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, x-ray diffractometer and the sedimentology laboratory for close analysis of minerals and rocks.

Field equipment includes Brunton compasses, surveying eqipments (theodolite, plane-table and prismatic compasse), high precision handheld GPS , .

We maintain research collaborations with colleagues at the Geological Survey of India, Central Ground Water Board, Department of Mines and Geology. Our faculty and students occasionally visit these institutions for meaningful academic exchanges and interactions.

Departmental Library

The library currently contains a total of 6126 books and the department is subscribing only 2 Journals presently due to paucity of funds - Ofioliti & the Journal of Geological Society of India. The library has a spacious centrally located facility with display cupboards & reading table for reference consultation.

Currently, the library is in the process of getting computerised with the National Information Centre's latest 'e-Granthalaya' software. Once, the computerisation is complete, thelibrary will have a provision of maintaining online records and catalogue of all books present and those issued from the library.