Department Name: Department of Geology
Year of Establishment (UG & PG): UG : 1984
The Department of Geology was established in 1984 with recruitment of Dr M V Baride. The first batch of Honours degree with 09 students passed in 1986 – 87 who are well places in various fields of life. Since then the department is on the path of success.
The department has completed 03 major and 02 minor research projects funded by DST and UGC. 03 national symposia were organized with publication of session volumes.
The staff members of the department were active contributors in Ford Foundation funded “Campus Diversity Initiative” project from 1991 to 1995.
Our Alumni has made us proud by holding crucial positions in prestigious Organizations like, Geological Survey of India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Dr Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Groundwater Survey and Development Agency, Directorate of Geology and Mining, along with many Private Organizations like Different Oil Field related organizations, Johnson and Johnson tiles.
Our Alumni are working as Private Consultants for groundwater and geotechnical investigations, in Teaching and Research Institutes, and as Lawyers.
The Alumni help their Juniors through Geojaihindians Alumni Association, Whatsapp groups and emails.
Infrastructure : The department has independent labs for Fy and SY BSc class and one lab and classroom for TY BSc class. There is a room for AAS instrument. A staff room and water testing lab.
Instruments : The department has AAS. about 20 student petrological and 01 binocular microscopes. Aqua meter for groundwater surveys, 02 stereoscopes, the required glassware and chemicals for water testing. More than 300 minerals and ore minerals, around 600 specimens of rocks including rocks showing structural features, 150 fossils specimens, a set of gemstones (cut and uncut), Structural models, sample of crude oil, Various geological, economic maps, toposheets, world bathymetric model, crystal models, thin sections, LCD projector for ICT based learning.
MoU’s : The department has MoU with 2 Government organizations : 1. Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, A Central Government Research Institute, Panvel, New Mumbai and 2. Groundwater Survey and Development Agency, Pune (Government of Maharashtra)
Staff Name(Teaching non-Teaching)
Research Area (If Any)
Associate Professor and Head
M. Sc and
Quaternary Geology, Hydrogeology
Mr Suryakant P Gaikwad
Non Teaching Staff :
Mr B P Patil
Names of Programmes / Courses offered
Certificate course in Geochemistry