Five Year M.Sc Tech Courses in IIT : Scope and Description
117. APPLIED GEOLOGY
(Code : S5701)
The Department of Applied Geology of ISM, Dhanbad is the pioneering centre of teaching and advanced research in “Applied Geology” in India. Established in 1926 with the fundamental objective, of education and training for professional careers in the field of Applied Geology, the trained graduates of the Department, by virtue of their high professional ability and skill, have always been in the mainstream of the Nation’s mineral exploration and development programmes. The Department hosts wellequipped laboratories and the state-of-art analytical facilities for training and advanced research in the field of Applied Geology. The laboratories of the other sister Departments (Applied Geophysics, Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering and Mineral Engineering) complement the facilities that make the courses of study in Applied Geology unique at ISM. (In addition to the specialized course of study, the Department is also engaged in providing industry based executive development programmes and consultancy services).
Considering the increasing demand of trained manpower in the field of Geology, the Department is reintroducing its 5year integrated M.Sc. Programme in Applied Geology.
118. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
(Code : S5702)
This is a multi-disciplinary programme with inputs from Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Electronics and Computer Sciences. Basic and advanced papers on Exploration Geophysics with special emphasis on hydrocarbon exploration including exploration for gas hydrates and coal bed methane are taught. A significant part of the programme is devoted to Solid Earth Geophysics and Earthquake Seismology. The programme gives equal emphasis on each unit of exploration activity, viz, acquisition, processing and interpretation. Training in the filed constitutes an integral programme arranged by the Department with leading Oil and Mineral Industries besides its rigorous in-campus and field training activity organized by the Department. The Department is actively engaged in R&D activities with major areas of research such as Exploration for Gas Hydrates and Coal Bed Methane, Magneto Telluric Studies, Geophysical Signal Processing, Earthquake Seismology, Petrophysics, Remote Sensing and Gravity Magnetic Studies.
Presently students with Applied Geophysics degree have excellent job opportunity with leading oil companies in India and abroad.