Founded in 1955 the Department of Geology was fully established in the
august campus of the then University of Pune during 1971. Presently with
an intake capacity of 25, the Department runs the credit based course of M
Sc Geology having several optional credits added time and again updating
the syllabus. Twelve full time faculty members with expertise in
classical, applied and emerging fields of geosciences run the course. The
Department is well equipped with basic as well as advanced facilities
including a sophisticated thin section and polishing lab (Buehler
equipments), several optical microscopes (Nikon, Leica, Zeiss), XRF
(Panalytical), ICPE (Shimadzu), XRD (Rigaku), AAS (Varian), HPIC,
Microwave digestion, Millipore and the Palaeomagnetic equipments. The
Department is recognized and funded by the national programs of DST-FIST
(Phase II) and UGC SAP-DRS2, UPE, ISRO including some funds from ONGC.
The Department has a unique and rare collection of rocks, minerals and
fossils in its museum and the departmental library is listing over 1000
text books, reference books, memoirs and records of GSI and other research
journals. The Central (Jayakar) library further houses a large collection
of books, journals, e-journals and e-books and many other documentation
facility accessible through Wi-Fi to faculty and students.
The Department has produced vast alumni of renowned researchers, scholars,
administrators, academicians and eminent geologists affiliated with
prestigious organizations and Universities in India and abroad. It has
contributed more than 112 Ph.D.’s and many books, monographs and research
publications in specialised and emerging fields of Earth Sciences.
The placement cell organizes the internship programs and employments.
Reputed oil companies like Schlumberger, Weatherford, Petrolink Data
Services, many geotechnical and mining companies and government
organizations have regularly recruited fresh students from this
With a mandate of advancement in teaching and research, the Department of
Geology is continuously upgrading its facility through enrichment programs
of the University, UGC and Industry developing new laboratories and
courses to emerge as one of the best in country. It is committed to
produce future geologists with acumen for socio-economic development of
the nation. A combination of young and experienced faculty with advanced
teaching, learning, library and laboratory facilities in the campus and
linkages to industry makes the graduation in the Department an exceptional
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