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  • The Department of PG Studies and Research in Applied Geology was established in the Year 1993 to offer PG courses and to undertake research in the field of Earth Sciences. The Department has grown over the years with the financial aid and administrative support from the university and other funding agencies. So far, the department has received about 120 lakhs from the external funding agencies under various schemes. Nearly, 80.00 lakhs from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under innovative program for full time M.Sc., course in Earth Science and Resource Management and in emerging areas, and SAP-DRS program to under take research and training in Water Resource Management studies. In addition, the Department and Science and Technology, New Delhi has granted Rs.40.00 lakhs under FIST program to develop infrastructural facilities including library. The Department has trained/experienced and committed regular teaching faculty besides, visiting faculty from premier institutions and professional organizations, who are experts in various fields of study. The laboratories are equipped with sophisticated instruments (viz., Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer and Reflected/transmitted light microscopes) and state of art Soft wares for Geo-spatial data analysis (ArcGIS, MapInfo, Geomatica and multiple licenses of ERDAS Imagine with Photogrammetry suite) with high-end servers and PCs, and the most modern field equipments (viz., Total station, GPS and Aqua meter)
  • Name of the Department    Department of Studies and Research in Applied Geology
    Year of Establishment        1993
    Name of the Chairman      
    Address of the Department Department of Studies & Research in Applied Geology
    School of Earth Sciences
    Pruthvi Bhavan
    Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta ? 577451
    Phone: +91(0)8282-257488,  Fax:  08282-256255
    e-mail: geology@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.Sc. Degree in Earth Science & Resource Management (ESRM) (UGC-Innovative Program)
    Scheme: CBCS
    2 Years (Four Semesters)
    Bachelors Degree in Science (B.Sc.), Engineering (B.E) and Agricultural Science (B.Sc. AG) 32
    M.Sc. Degree in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications (MRSA) (Self-Financing Course)
    Scheme: CBCS
    2 Years (Four Semesters)
    Bachelors Degree in Science (B.Sc.), Engineering (B.E) and Agricultural Science (B.Sc. AG) 28
    M.Phil. Degree in Earth Science & Resource Management & Remote Sensing and GIS Applications One Year PG Degree in Science (M.Sc.), Engineering (ME/M.Tech) and Agricultural Science (M.Sc. AG) -
    Ph.D. Degree in Earth Science & Resource Management & Remote Sensing and GIS Applications Min. 3 Years & Max. 5 years
     
    PG Degree in Science (M.Sc.), Engineering (ME/M.Tech) and Agricultural Science (M.Sc. AG) -
    Add-On Courses
    PG Diploma in Geo-spatial Information Science (GEO SIS)  1 Year(2 Semesters) Bachelors Degree in Science (B.Sc.), Engineering (BE) and Agricultural Science (B.Sc. AG) 10
    PG Diploma in Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (PARS)  1 Year(2 Semesters) Bachelors Degree in Science (B.Sc.), Engineering (BE) and Agricultural Science (B.Sc. AG) 28
    Syllabus
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Chandrakantha G M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Hydrogeology
    2 Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Remote Sensing Applications, Image Processing
    3 Dr. Chandrashekarappa K N M.Sc., Ph.D Professor Remote Sensing Applications
    4 Dr. Govindaraju M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor Petrology, Remote Sensing, GIS, Disaster Management, Natural Resource Management
  • Research Project
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Geology, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Transect Between Gadag-Goa DST Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed 2000000 Completed
    2 Structural and Lithological mapping of a part of Geotransect from Sakleshpur to Chitradurga belt using Remote Sensing and GIS DST Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed 2400000 Completed
    3 Assessing irrigation performance of Bhadra command area, Karnataka using Remote Sensing and GIS UGC Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed 587000 Completed
    4 Decision support system for flood risk assessment and Management in North Karnataka DST NRDMS Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed 3500000 Ongoing
    5 National networking project on Health GIS DST-NRDMS Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed 1500000 Ongoing
    6 Interactive SDSS for Monitoring Public Health UGC-UKIERI Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed 1500000 Ongoing
    Research Scholar
    Sl.No. Research Scholar Title of Thesis Guide Registration ID
    1 IBRAHIM BATHIS K Spatial Mapping of Hydrological Determinants for Innovative Planning and Management of Doddahalla Watershed, Chitradurga District, Karnataka Dr. Syed Ashfaq Ahmed GEO02(75)
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Remote Sensing and GIS Applications-Refresher Course National 2003 UGC
    Earth Resources Management International 2004 1.Kuvempu University
    2. HGML, Bangalore
    3. DOD, New Delhi &
    4. IRSO-Bangalore
    Special Lecture Series in ?Earth Science Studies? State Level for PG Students 2007 Karnataka Science & Technology Academy
    Future Expansions/Diversification Plans :
    01 Expansion of Geochemical lab with most Advanced and high precision analytical facilities
    02 Addition of advanced Research Microscope with Fluid Inclusion Stage to the Petrology Research Lab
    03 Setting up of modern Sample preparation equipments (Cutting, polishing and grinding) for Geochemical, Petrology & Ore Petrology studies
    04 Setting up of Geological Museum
    05 Addition of new equipments like Spectroradiometer, Septometer to the Geo-informatics lab
    06 Offering crash courses in Geo-informatics & Disaster Management for in-service persons
    07 Offering add-on courses in Earth Science studies for post graduate students