Periyar University,Salem
அறிவால் விளையும் உலகு
Wisdom Makth the World

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Geology was started as Madras university P.G extension centre at Govt., Engineering College Campus in the Year 1984. Prof A. Jayakumar was the Head for the Madras university PG extension centre and later he became the first Vice Chancellor of the Periyar University. Geology department was evolved as one of the pioneer Departments under Periyar University in the year 1997. Since then it was functioning in the university without any permanent faculty members in the department. The department has got full-fledged status from December 2004. Prof. S. Anbazhagan has joined as founder professor for the department in May 2005. There after the faculty strength in the department has raised to as seven.

The department has is offered M.Sc., Applied Geology calendar year programme in 2005 to start with the academic activities in the department. Simultaneously, Currently the department is offering M.Sc., Applied Geology 2 year programme. The curricula and syllabi for the courses have been periodically updated in line with recent developments in the geological science and taking into account the demands of industry and R&D institutions. The department shifted to Science Block-II ground floor in January 2009 with sufficient space. It is important to mention that the Geology department in Periyar University is one of the largest department in this country.

The faculty members in the Department have specialized in various disciplines, like Remote Sensing, GIS, Planetary Studies, Applied Geomorphology, Hydrogeology, Micropaleontology & Stratigraphy, Disaster Mitigation and Management, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, and Coastal zone studies. Research activities in the department were initiated right from 2005 onwards, once the university got 12B status from UGC. The Department is actively engaged in conducting sponsored research projects and consultancy services. The department has received financial assistance from various sponsored agencies like ISRO, UGC, DST, CSIR, TNSTC etc., and successfully completed number of research projects. The department is Sponsored by DST-FIST and it has well equipped with necessary laboratory facilities in the core areas of geology to impart practical knowledge to the students.

VISION

  • Provide value based higher education and take the department as one of the top ranking Geology institutions in the country.

MISSION

  • To Achieve 100% placement for the students.
  • To Encourage quality publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • To Establish well equipped laboratories Mobilize fund through sponsored and consultancy projects.
  • To Provide students with quality and value based education in Applied Geology.
  • To to prepare them for professional growth and dynamic career.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

  • M.Sc.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

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ACTIVITIES

Collaborative Work

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote sensing, Technische Universitat,Dresden Germany
  • Institute for Geology, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology
  • Institute of Palaeoenvironment, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, U.S.A.
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Department of Geology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
  • Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India.
  • Department of Geology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.
  • Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (GINRAS), Moscow, Russia.

Extension Activities:

Organised by Seminar / Conferences / Workshops organized
Prof. S. Anbazhagan Special Lecture on ‘Near Surface Processes in MARS- A Mineralogical Perspective’ during 2nd December 2013 at Periyar University, Salem

Tamil Nadu Science Congress on ‘Natural Resources, Conservation, Protection and Green Technology’, during August 23-25, 2012 at Periyar University, Salem

TNSCST Sponsored Orientation Programme on ‘Research Activities in Science for College Teachers’ during March 26-27, 2012 at Periyar University, Salem.

UGC Sponsored Workshop on Recent Perspective on Southern Granulitic Terrain, during December 26, 2011 at Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem.

Regional Workshop on “Artificial Recharge and Watershed Management” held at Department of Geology, Periyar University, and Salem, during 6th August 2010.

National Seminar on “Recent Developments and Opportunities in Exploration Geology & Geoinformatics” (Explore G2, 2007) March 7-9, 2007 at Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem.

Workshop on “Earth science: Its Present Role in Society – an awareness programme for school teachers” February 28tth 2006 at Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem.

2 National Workshop on “Georesources and IPR Regime: Familiarization and Practice” 5th -6th October’2006. Coordinator Dr. M. Ramkumar.
3 National Workshop on “Water Resources: Exploration Strategies and management Issues (WATER – 2008)” during march 24-25, 2008 Co-ordinator Dr. S. Venkateswaran.
4 National Seminar on “Earth Resources, Environment and Earth Sciences for Society” and 12th National Convention of South Asian Association of Economic Geologists. February 5-7, 2009. Organized by Dr. R. Venkatachalapathy.
5 DST Sponsored International Workshop on “Monitoring of River Health Using Diatoms” 17-19 February, 2010,Venkatachalapathy, R. as Convener and Organizing Secretary.
6 ONGC-APG Workshop on “Petroleum Exploration” (Industry-Academia-2009) 25, 28-29 September, 2009, Chennai & Salem, Venkatachalapathy, R. as Convener and Organizing Secretary.

FACILITIES

Microscopes and Equipments

Binocular Polarizing Microscopes, Triangular Polarizing Petrological Microscopes, Stereo zoom Microscopes, Resistivity Meters, Light Tables, Mirror Stereoscope, Pocket Stereoscope, Spectrometer UV-VIS, Laboratory Pulverizer, LAMIMAR Flow system, Electro cutting Machine, Double Distillation unit, Hot Air Ovens, Hot Plates, Shive Shakers, Electronic Digital Balance.

Through DST- FIST programme the following facilities are being under procurement; Multiparameter analyzer, Student model Stereozoom microscopes Petrothin thin section machine, GIS multiple license software, computing facilities for students and books.Through UGC XI plan procurement of AAS, Survey equipments. Under UGC Non SAP programme lab modular tables fume cub board are being procured.

Computers, Software, Peripherals and Teaching aids

Lenovo, HP, HCL, Acer Computers, Laptop Computers, Nova UPS, Xerox Machine Ricoh MP1600, HP Inkjet & Laserjet B/W & Colour Printers, HP Scanners, ERDAS – Image processing Software, Arc GIS 9.2 Software, Printer Plotter, LCD projectors, OHP and Interactive Board

Models, Specimens and Field Equipments

Structural Geology Models (Wooden), Goniometer, Horse Shoe Magnet, Thin Section of rocks, Map Filling Cabinet, Aerial Photographs, Topo Sheets, GPS, Crystal models, set of 360 wooden models Brunton Compass, Geologist Hammer, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils specimens and Chemicals & Glassware’s.

FUNDED PROJECT

Name of the Principal Investigator Title of the Project Amount Sanctioned Funding Agency Present Status
Dr. S. Anbazhagan Realisation and Supply on Lunar Soil Simulant(A consultancy project related to Chandrayaan2) Rs.13,26,304/ ISAC- ISRO Ongoing
Dr. S. Anbazhagan Reflectance Spectra and Petrological studies of Kadavur structure – a possible Terrestrial analog for Lunar Highland Region(Project “RESPET Kadavur”) Rs. 26,68,560/- ISRO-PRL PLANEX Programme Ongoing
Dr. S. Anbazhagan Geological, Geomorphological and Geotechnical Studies for landslide assessment along Ghat road from 0 km to 25 km of Kolli hills, Tamil Nadu(Project ‘KOLLI LANDSLIDE’) Rs.11,63,000/- NRDMS, DST. Completed
Dr. S. Anbazhagan Reflectance Spectra of selected Rocks and Minerals and Optimization of Spectral bands for Lunar mapping (Project ‘Spectra’) Rs. 7, 00,000/- ISRO-PRL Completed
Dr. S. Anbazhagan Micro level (Farm level) Artificial Recharge study in drought prone areas of Tamil Nadu, India (Project ‘MARS’) Rs. 5, 78,000/- UGC Completed
Dr. R. Venkatachalapathy Cretaceous Bio-Events and Stage Boundaries in Southern India – the Regional and Global perspectives (Project ‘Bio-Events’) Rs.20,62,800/- DST Ongoing
Dr. R. Venkatachalapathy Cenomanian-Turonian planktic rotests, biotic and abiotic events and their relationship: A Comparative Joint Study of Indo-Russian Cretaceous Deposits. Sponsored International Project with Geological Institute Russian Academy of Science, Moscow. Rs. 15,87,560/- DST-RFBR Ongoing
Dr. R. Neelakantan
(On Lien)
Geomatics based Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping and Management in the Shevaroy Hill Ranges, Salem District, Tamil Nadu” Rs. 6, 00,000/- DST Ongoing
Dr. R. Neelakantan
(On Lien)
Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping In Coonoor And Kothagiri Areas of Nilgiri Mountains Using Geospatial Technology(LAND-COKE). Under Major Research Project Rs. 8,89,000/- UGC Ongoing
Dr. K. Anbarasu “Petrology and Geochemistry of the late archean chromitites and associated ultramafic instrusions from Bhavani Layared Complex in the western part of the Cauvery shear Zone, Tamilnadu, Southern India: Implecations for PGE metallogency” (PLATINA ) Rs.16,70,640/- DST Ongoing
Dr. M. Ramkumar Development of an automated deterministic and predictive scheme for coastal sedimentary environments of Krishna delta, India.(Project “KRUSHNA”) Rs.19,31,000/- CSIR Ongoing
Dr. Mu. Ramkumar Environmental and climatic conditions across Cretaceous-Tertiary transition in the Cauvery Basin, South India. (Project ‘ENCONDIA’), Co-Principal Investigator: Dr.K.Anbarasu Rs.10,55,100/- UGC Ongoing
Dr. M. Ramkumar Integrated Sequence and Chemostratigraphy of the Cauvery basin, South India with potential applications to hydrocarbon exploration. Rs.4, 44,000/- DST Completed
Total Project Cost : Rs. 1,26,81,100/-

(Rupees One Crore Twenty Six Lakhs Eighty One Thousand and Hundred Only)

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  • Periyar University
  • Periyar Palkalai Nagar
  • Salem – 636011
  • Tamil Nadu
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