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Geology

Brief History of Department:

The Department of Geology, University of Lucknow, is one of the pioneer departments of India and is known all over the world for its contribution to earth sciences, especially in the fields of Sedimentology, Micropaleontology and Himalayan Geology.

This department was established in 1942 by the late Prof. Birbal Sahni, F.R.S. Later on, the late Prof. S. R. N. Rao, the late Prof. R. C. Misra, the late Prof S. N. Singh. The late Prof. K. P. Vimal, Prof. S. K. Singh, Prof. I. B. Singh and Prof. M. P. Singh (the present Head of the Department) carried forward, the excellent work in the department. The department is also proud of having on the staff, at one time or other, eminent scientists, like Prof. H. L. Chhibber, Prof. P. N. Ganju, Prof. B. S. Tewari, Prof. S. B. Bhatia, Prof. A. D. Kharakwal, Prof. K. S. Valdiya and Prof. Ashok Sahni. 

This department is also responsible for initiating the State Directorate of Geology & Mining. Department also took active participation in the establishment of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun. The department houses the Palaeontological Society of India which is publishing an Internationally recognised journal (biannual) regularly. The department has received financial support through DRS, DSA & COSIST programme of UGC for installation of basic instrumental facilities. The department has also been rated asExcellent by DST under their FIST programme. 


Major Facilities Available (Infrastructure) The department has good infrastructure facilities that can later to the needs for both teaching as well as carrying out research work in major fields of Earth Sciences. Then are well furnished classrooms with project on facilities and inter-net connectivity. The laboratories are also very well equipment, the furnishures & sixtines are of good quality (International Standard). The major equipments that department has are : X-Ray Diffraction System (XRD), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, (AAS), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Logitech Rock Cutting, Thin Section preparation System, other sophisticated microscopes with large Processing System, State of the art computers, printers, scanners, photocopying machine. A well furnished lab for processing of remotely secured data. Internet facility (for students, researches of faculty). A well equipred library, museum and two field vehicles. 22. Special features, if any : Geology Department is equipped with many specialized equipments which are regularly used by teaching staff, research students, P.G. and U.G. students. Modern computational facilities and other teaching related facilities along with well furnished library, laboratories and museum are other special features. 23. Good practices relating to academic governance, students support, teaching / learning, students evaluation, finance and management etc. that the University would like to share: We specialize in the very best of teacher – student relationship in this department. The students are allowed not only to learn interaction but also to express freely. We even invite and encourage the students to make necessary suggestions, which may improve the learning process and other facilities in the department. A number of faculty is visiting abroad (at least 3 in year) on personal exchange offers. Also students and faculty both are regularly attending, international seminars & conferences. Higher education should be global, there are no national boundaries in higher education, it would promote and strength every thing mentioned above and also very beneficial for us.The Department of Geology, University of Lucknow, is one of the pioneer departments of India and is known all over the world for its contribution to earth sciences, especially in the fields of Sedimentology, Micropaleontology and Himalayan Geology.

This department was established in 1942 by the late Prof. Birbal Sahni, F.R.S. Later on, the late Prof. S. R. N. Rao, the late Prof. R. C. Misra, the late Prof S. N. Singh. The late Prof. K. P. Vimal, Prof. S. K. Singh, Prof. I. B. Singh and Prof. M. P. Singh (the present Head of the Department) carried forward, the excellent work in the department. The department is also proud of having on the staff, at one time or other, eminent scientists, like Prof. H. L. Chhibber, Prof. P. N. Ganju, Prof. B. S. Tewari, Prof. S. B. Bhatia, Prof. A. D. Kharakwal, Prof. K. S. Valdiya and Prof. Ashok Sahni. 

This department is also responsible for initiating the State Directorate of Geology & Mining. Department also took active participation in the establishment of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun. The department houses the Palaeontological Society of India which is publishing an Internationally recognised journal (biannual) regularly. The department has received financial support through DRS, DSA & COSIST programme of UGC for installation of basic instrumental facilities. The department has also been rated asExcellent by DST under their FIST programme. 


Major Facilities Available (Infrastructure) The department has good infrastructure facilities that can later to the needs for both teaching as well as carrying out research work in major fields of Earth Sciences. Then are well furnished classrooms with project on facilities and inter-net connectivity. The laboratories are also very well equipment, the furnishures & sixtines are of good quality (International Standard). The major equipments that department has are : X-Ray Diffraction System (XRD), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, (AAS), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Logitech Rock Cutting, Thin Section preparation System, other sophisticated microscopes with large Processing System, State of the art computers, printers, scanners, photocopying machine. A well furnished lab for processing of remotely secured data. Internet facility (for students, researches of faculty). A well equipred library, museum and two field vehicles. 22. Special features, if any : Geology Department is equipped with many specialized equipments which are regularly used by teaching staff, research students, P.G. and U.G. students. Modern computational facilities and other teaching related facilities along with well furnished library, laboratories and museum are other special features. 23. Good practices relating to academic governance, students support, teaching / learning, students evaluation, finance and management etc. that the University would like to share: We specialize in the very best of teacher – student relationship in this department. The students are allowed not only to learn interaction but also to express freely. We even invite and encourage the students to make necessary suggestions, which may improve the learning process and other facilities in the department. A number of faculty is visiting abroad (at least 3 in year) on personal exchange offers. Also students and faculty both are regularly attending, international seminars & conferences. Higher education should be global, there are no national boundaries in higher education, it would promote and strength every thing mentioned above and also very beneficial for us.