101. GEOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY
(Code : R5302)
This course is intended to train the students in different aspects of the pure and applied aspects of Geology in an integrated manner. The emphasis of the course will be on Applied Geology. The main objective is to impart the latest technological advancements in the filed of Applied Geology. The training will focus on developingthe capability to apply the knowledge in the exploration of natural resources. Following branches of Applied Geology will be given special attention: Petroleum Exploration, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Ground Water Exploration, Mineral Exploration, Engineering Geology, Natural Disaster Mitigation and Environmental Geology. A special feature of the course will be the training of the students in Geophysical Exploration and Well Logging. Some new courses being introduced for the first time are: Brittle Tectonics, Fluid Inclusion, Petroleum Prospect Evaluation, Environmental Geochemistry, Instrumentation in Geochemical Analysis and Cross Section Balancing.
There has been a spurt of activity in the county in Petroleum Exploration. A number of companies in the private sector as well as in public sector have been actively engaged in oil exploration, both onshore and offshore. Besides, in the next decade it seems there will be a tremendous growth in IT related geosciences sector. India is well poised to become an international hub for global geological database generation, processing and interpretation, and a centre for geoscientific manpower outsourcing. The M.Tech. course aims to focus on all these aspects and gear up to the challenges to provide adequate training to the students. All this require a large resource of trained manpower. The five-year integrated M.Tech. programme, with its high level of quality training, will go a long way in meeting the needs of trained geologists in the future.