Department of Geology
Head: Prof. Shiva Kumar
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Phone: +91 – 9436149162
The Department of Geology at Mizoram University was started in July 2002. At present the Department is running with seven faculty with two Professors (One is on lien as a Vice Chancellor of Dr. H.S.G University, Sagar), 1 Associate Professor and 4 Assistant Professors. The Department is offering the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) of four semesters M.Sc. Degree and Ph.D. programmes as per the UGC Ph.D. norms updated time to time. The Ph. D. Programme was introduced in the year 2005, with a view to generate and to analyse in-situ data and for in depth understanding of the problems faced by the society. The Center of Petroleum Exploration is attached to the Department of Geology till it’s independent functioning.
The Department is being supported by the DST, Government of India under FIST programme and National Facility for Palaeomagnetic Laboratory. The main objective of the department is to produce the skill and competent persons in technical and research in the inter-disciplinary areas of Geological Sciences. The department is committed to address the various fundamental and challenging problems of Earth Sciences in this region. At the same time, it remains sensitive to the problems of geological nature affecting the society.
Mission of the Department:
The mission of the Department includes:
- To impart higher education and to produce skill and competent persons in various Earth sciences fields.
- To provide quality based geological education to develop the manpower strength to compete at the national and international level.
- To provide best quality education to meet the challenges of natural and man-made problems of the society.
- To develop skills and competencies among the students so as to prove them a productive asset for the society.
The Department of Geology is the upcoming Department of the Mizoram University. It was initiated during NorthEastern Hill University Aizawl campus as Under Graduate course and the Post Graduate programme became operational in the year 2002. The Department is running four semesters M.Sc. Degree and Ph.D. programmes. Besides teaching, the faculties of the department are also guiding the research on various aspects of geological interest. The faculties of the departments are also trying their best to bring the name of the department among the reputed departments of National and International level bypublishing research papers in different journals of repute and also by implementing standard externally funded research projects on the thrust areas of the discipline.
However, to be successful in a rapidly-changing scenario of the world, the Department of Geology is prepared for changing challenges in the societies, the university and the disciplines of Geology itself.
The total seats available for M.Sc. Geology programme is 36 (30 open + 6 self finance seats) and the selection process based on the UGC guidelines. The admission under Ph.D. programmes is as per the norms established by UGC time to time.
The research areas offered by the Department are Petrology, Geochemistry, Sedimentology, Paleontology, Palaeomagnetism and Magnetostratigraphy, Morphotectonics and watershed Management, Hydrogeology, Landslides and remote sensing and soil studies. Collaborative research under Ph.D. Programme is in existence with organization viz. IIT Bombay, Mumbai, NIT Patna, University of Pune, Dr. H. S. Gaur University, Sagar, University of Lucknow etc. Presently, 17 full-time and 8 part-time scholars are working for their Ph.D. degree. All the faculty members have been generated research grants funded by DST, UGC and MoES., etc.
The department is actively engaged in the academic research, at the same time some of the faculty are actively engaged in fighting the natural hazards happening in our area.
Dr. J. Malsawma and Dr. Paul Lalnuntluanga did field work in Ngaizel Kham phei along with other members of the committee set up for the safety of Ngaizelkhamphei by Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department, Govt. of Mizoram.
Dr. J. Malsawma and Dr. Paul Lalnuntluanga are members of investigating team in BSUP disaster, Durtlang set up by Govt. of Mizoram and give their consent and suggestions.
The faculty and the Research Scholars also engaged actively in many landslide problems happening in different places in Mizoram, especially in Aizawl area. They gave their valuable suggestions to mitigate the hazards posed by landslide.
State museum under Art and Culture Department, Govt. of Mizoram assigned Dr. Paul Lalnuntluang and Dr. J. Malsawma a project to identify the rock types and the possible source of ‘Stone Tools’. Which is still going on and on the verge of completion of the project.