FASc. , FNASc
It was a broad vision and well conceived dream of founder of the university Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji,
who laid the foundation for the Department of Geology, Mining and Metallurgy, one of the oldest such
departments in the country way back in 1919.The full-fledged department was started under the leadership of late Prof.
Krishna Kumar Mathur. Initially, the department also consisted of teaching in geography,
the inception of which can be traced back to intermediate level teaching in 1944 under the chairmanship of late Prof.
Rajnath. Later on, an independent and full-fledged Department of Geography was established on 19th August 1946.
The Department of Geology is unique in the country in having competent and distinguished faculties in almost all branches of Geology: Mineralogy, Crystallography, Structure and Tectonics, Petrology (Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary), Stratigraphy, Paleontology (Invertebrate, Vertebrate, Micropaleontology, Paleobotany), Oceanography, Geochemistry, Fuel Geology (Coal and Petroleum), Hydrogeology, Economic Geology, Engineering Geology, Remote Sensing & Photo Geology, Mineral Exploration & Geomorphology. The department integrates theory, modeling, experiment, measurement and observation in order to reach a full understanding of the problems we are addressing. Although research is rooted in fundamental science, much of it is applied to the exploitation of earth resources and management of the environment.
As Geologists, we are responsible to locate and assist in the extraction of mineral deposits such as gold, metallic ores, coal, petroleum and even building materials and economically useful clays. More common but vital materials such as stone aggregates for making concrete and road building, limestone for the cement, fertilizer and chemical industries, and sand for building or glass manufacture.