Department of Geology

Department of Geology


The Department has acquired research facilities open to all students and research scholars. The laboratories in the Department include Crystallography, Mineralogy and Petrology, Remote Sensing, Computer, GIS, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Economic Geology, Ore Geology, Mineral Exploration, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology, Field Geology and Museum. The Department has received financial assistance from DST, CSIR, UGC, ICAR, NESA, CMPDIL, Ministry of Water Resources, SCCL etc,. Under various research programmes. A few research scholars were selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowships and Maulana Azad Minorities Fellowship, DST-INSPIRE fellowship and a few Qualifies in NET and SET examinations.


The Department provides consultancy in the areas of groundwater exploration, mineral exploration and, rock and mineral identification..


Students of Geology have been recruited in Central Government organizations like GSI, CGWB, ONGC, AMD, NMDC and State Government organizations like SGWB, Dept of Mines and Geology, Panchayat Raj Department, Rural Development and A.P.S.R.A.C. in addition, the students find placement in private mineral-based industries and exploration companies. Many post-graduates in Geology started their own consultancy in groundwater and mineral exploration. Campus selections are also conducted and placement was offered by Reliance, Satyam, Wipro, ACC, Baldota Group of companies, Hindustan Zinc limited etc. About 50 students of this Department joined the State Mines & Geology and State Groundwater Board and an equal number in Infotech Ltd., in the recent past. During the year 2016-2017 about 20 students of the department joined the State Ground Water Board, Government of Telangana.


Department of Geological Sciences has Nationally renowned academic/research programs with notable breadth and depth and strong graduate and undergraduate programs Beyond the instruction of our own students, there is a strong sense of responsibility to teach non-scientists to produce an informed and scientifically literate citizenry. This is our mission as a public university, and we embrace it strongly. Future advances in our science will come from discoveries at the interfaces of traditional disciplines, resulting from interdisciplinary studies on coupling of physical, biological, and chemical processes and interactions among Earth's interior, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmospheric systems. We outline two fundamental Earth Science frontier areas as directions for new interdisciplinary studies. The first is concerned with Earth's near-surface processes, and the second with the origin and evolution of Earth, and processes underway in its interior. Within the department we the Faculty developed a culture that nurtures, recognizes, and rewards research accomplishments, supports excellence in teaching, and provide leadership to the larger professional community and society.


The Osmania Geology Alumni Association (OGAA) was founded in the Geology Department with the initiation of Geology faculty, and alumni from various State and Central Government organizations on 15-6-2002. Osmania Geology Alumni Association was established with the sole motto to inculcate fellowship and fraternity among the alumni. Through this process, the Department wishes to assist the Members of the alumni and the mother institution to achieve academic and professional excellence. IT shall strive to be an umbilical cord between the alumni of the Geology Department of the Osmania University and its Faculty forever.