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SCHOOL OF STUDIES IN EARTH SCIENCE
Programmes Offered :
  • M.Sc. Geology
  • M.Sc. Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Ph.D., D.Sc.

Profile of the School
The State of Madhya Pradesh in general and Bundelkhand and Chambal regions in particular, possess varieties of rock and mineral resources. Scientific and systematic exploration of available rocks and minerals require a center of higher learning engaged in teaching and research at postgraduate and higher levels. This region falls under the semi arid zone, where the surface water resources are depleting very fast. Hence there is an immediate need of systematic exploration of ground water for the future requirement of this essential commodity. Moreover, there is a dire need of investigation of the Chambal basin from the point of view of geological and geomorphological studies having stress on ecological and environmental aspects. These studies may also throw light on the reclamation problems of the ravine region. The result of all information, thus available, shall have a strong bearing on the socioeconomic development of Gwalior region. It is with these aims and objectives; the school of studies in earth science was established with a Master degree course in Earth Science in 1991. Apart from providing job opportunities for young and aspiring students of the region, the School has opened an avenue of effective and viable interaction with national establishments and industries related to various aspects of geology. The requirement of personnel qualified and trained in Remote Sensing and GIS application in different fields has been increasing over the past years. Keeping that in view Jiwaji University, Gwalior, has introduced a full time post graduate Course, M.Sc. in Remote Sensing & GIS from the academic year 2002. The Curriculum of the course has been designed as per the guidelines and has been introduced with the financial assistance of U.G.C. under the innovative scheme including courses in emerging areas.

The School is currently engaged in active research in the fields of Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineral Exploration, Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing Geology, Geomorphology and Environmental Geology. The Major thrust areas for research are Precambrian Geology, Geoexplorations and Environmental studies in Base Metals, Coal, Chambal basin, Bundelkhand Granites, and Watershed Management and Planning.


M.Sc. Geology: (Two years / Four semesters)
Profile of the Course:
Geology, the science of earth has contributed immensely in the construction industry, in the steel manufacturing industry, in energy resources, in environmental management, in petroleum and groundwater exploration to mention but just a few. With the current scientific and technological advances, including space missions, geology has its major role today and in the coming future. Since its inception in 1991 through this course a significant number of professional geologists have been trained and working in the various government institutions, universities and in the private sectors. This course offers core areas of specialisation in geology include Mineralogy and Petrology, Economic Geology and Mineral Resources, Environmental Geo-science, Applied Geology, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources Management, Mineral Exploration and Remote Sensing Geology. The accomplishments of our teaching, research, and professional programs are a tribute to the extraordinary efforts of the faculty, students, backed up by a highly motivated support staff which embraces the Jiwaji University vision and mission.
Placement Opportunities :
As geologists play a vital role in the exploration of valuable mineral resources, there are numerous avenues for both in the public and private sectors those who study geology. The Union Public Service Commission conducts tests for placements in Central Government Agencies like the Geological Survey of India and the Central Ground Water Board. Similarly, Coal India, Mineral Exploration Authority, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Hindustan Zinc and several other organizations engaged in mineral explorations utilize the services of geologists.
Eligibility : B.Sc. with 50% marks. However, in case of having same merit index, Preference will be given, with Geology as one subjects in B.Sc.
Available Seats: Open = 20      Payment = 05      NRI = 03
Mode of Selection : On the basis of the merit in Index based on the qualifying examinations.
Faculty : Dr. S.N. Mohapatra,
Professor & Head.,
Email : suraj64@yahoo.com
Tel : 0751-2442888
Course Structure :
Semester- I Semester- II Semester- III Semester- IV
Remote Sensing Geology and Geomorphology Igneous Petrology Ore Geology and Mining Geology Hydrogeology
Structural Geology and Tectonics Metamorphic & Sedimentary Petrology Indian Mineral Deposits and Mineral Economics Special Paper- (Any one of the following corresponding to Special paper already offered in IIIrd Semester)
a. Advanced Environmental Geosciences part-II
b. Advanced Remote Sensing part-II
c. Advanced computer Applications in geosciences part-III
Mineralogy & Mineral Optics Palaeontology & Stratigraphy Mineral Exploration & Mineral Beneficiation
Crystallography Crystal Chemistry & Geochemistry Geotechnical Engineering & Environmental Geology Special Paper – I (Any one of the following)
a. Advanced Environmental Geosciences part-I
b. Advanced Remote Sensing part-I
c. Advanced computer Applications in geosciences part-I
Remote Sensing, Geomorphology and Structural Geology Petrology Ore Microscopy and Mineral deposits (i) Hydrogeology
(ii) Corresponding Special Paper
Mineralogy, Crystallography & Surveying Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Geotech. Eng. & Env. Geology i. Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology
ii. Corresponding Special paper
Project Work
Geological field Work Geological Field Work


M.Sc. Remote Sensing and GIS: (Two years / Four semesters)
Profile of the Course:
The remarkable developments in space borne remote sensing technology and its various applications during the last three decades have firmly established its immense potential for mapping and monitoring various natural resources and natural disasters. In the recent past, there has been tremendous development in the field of Remote Sensing data collection, analysis and utilization. The science of remote sensing is no more an art of map-making from satellite images. It is a form of information technology where real digital data are converted to information, which in turn aid to the knowledge base for sound decision making. Another significant development leading to wide use of remote sensing data has been the general advancement on computational capability. Image processing facilities, which were earlier restricted to selected major research establishments have now become widely available with the advent of microcomputers and low cost image processing equipment. The digital data handling led to the development of Geographic Information System followed by another innovation of Global Positioning System. Remote Sensing coupled with GIS and GPS techniques has dramatically enhanced human capability of resource exploration, mapping and monitoring on local as well as global scale. To cater the need of qualified and trained persons in the field of remote sensing, this university has started this course in 2002 under the UGC Innovative Program. Since then students from various states such as Nagaland, West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar have passed out from this Centre. Almost all the students have been absorbed by various GIS companies in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Viskhapattnam, etc. The course has been initiated for the innovative development of Remote Sensing and GIS programs, integration of the technologies into geosciences, and a wide spectrum of research in this field. The course aims at developing multidimensional programs of teaching and research in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS. This is one of the few institutions to have introduced M.Sc. course of this nature in the country and is the first Centre in the State of Madhya Pradesh to impart such degree course.
Placement Opportunities :
Department of space and at its various centers, Regional Remote Sensing Centers, State Remote Sensing Application Centers, National Remote Sensing Centers, Central Ground Water Board, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory, All India soil and Land use Survey, Atomic Mineral Division, Geological Survey of India, National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land use planning, Town and Country Planning, Remote Sensing Laboratories of various Universities, Companies engaged in GIS and its application studies.
Eligibility : B.Sc./ BE / B.Tech. with 50% marks.
Available Seats: Open = 20 Payment = 05 NRI = 04
Mode of Selection : On the basis of the merit in Index based on the qualifying examinations
Contact Person : Dr.S.N.Mohapatra,
Professor & Coordinator
Email :suraj64@yahoo.com
Tel : 0751-2442618
Contract Faculty : Dr. P.K. Jain
Visiting Faculty : Apart from the faculty members of the School, the experienced Scientists/Experts those working in the field of Remote Sensing & GIS in Govt./Private Sector conducts lectures in each academic session as visiting faculty. This provides an opportunity for the students to know the recent trends & methodologies in the subject concerned, which has helped immensely in their future academic as well as professional endeavors.
Guest Faculty : Ms. MoniKa Sharma       Mr. Jakir Husain       Mr. Mohit Singh
Course Structure
Semester- I Semester- II Semester- III Semester- IV
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Thermal & Microwave Remote Sensing Remote Sensing in Water Resources Remote Sensing in Human Settlement Analysis
Aerial Photogrammetry and Photography Geographical Information System Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Soil and Land Evaluation Studies Remote Sensing in Environmental Science
Cartography & Global Positoning System Remote Sensing in Geosciences Remote Sensing in Forestry Remote Sensing in Human Settlement & Environmental Science
Digital Image Processing Remote Sensing in Mineral Exploration & Geotech Engineering Remote Sensing in Marine Sciences Project Work
Image Interpretation and Photogrammetry Microwave Remote Sensing & GIS Remote Sensing Water resources, Soil & Agriculture
Cartography, GPS & DIP Remote Sensing in Geosciences, Mineral Explor. & Geotech Engg. Remote sensing in Forestry and Marine Sciences
Remote Sensing Field Work (GPS Survey) Remote Sensing Field Work (Ground Truth)
Fees Structure :
Course I Semester II Semester III Semester IV Semester
Open Seats -
M.Sc. Geology Rs. 8835.00 Rs. 4925.00 Rs. 5795.00 Rs. 4925.00
M.Sc. Remote Sensing & GIS Rs. 22335.00 Rs.18425.00 Rs. 19295.00 Rs. 18425.00

Payment Seat: M.Sc. - Rs. 11000/- additional to the fees for Open Seat.