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Department of Earth Sciences

School of Sciences
  • HOD :
    Dr. Manua Banerjee
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Our Department established in 2015 started with 3 students in the maiden semester. The popularity of Geology needs no special mention. The increase of student strength with time is a direct indicator of the popularity of the department. The interdisciplinary nature of the department has raised the possibility of it being addressed as the Department of EARTH SCIENCES. The popularity of the subject has attracted 2 research scholars from the field of Geography. The department of Geology at JIS University provides high level quality teaching. The Department currently offers B.Sc. (H) in Geology, M.Sc. in Applied Geology and Ph.D. The diverse qualifications of the faculty members ensure expertise in all aspects of Geology. Field study of Geology is a major aspect of interest. Students are exposed to studying of rocks (their structure and evolution) in insitu exposures.


  • To set up as premier institute of Geoscience knowledge and technology
  • To pursue innovative research which will contribute towards socio-economic benefit of society


  • To contribute towards the enrichment of geoscience community
  • To provide scientific expertise for present and future global challenges pertaining to natural resources, mitigation of natural hazards and protection of environment.

Program Educational Objective

  • To inculcate in students basic observation skills that are needed to function as geoscientists
  • Gain and understanding of the social relevance of the Earth systems
  • Students will interact strongly with other global scale geosystem and establish themselves as a much needed components of the society
  • They will develop mapping skills and use such (topographic and geologic) maps to estimate distances, visualize landforms and locate/identify geographic and geologic features and develop the geological evolution of the area under their survey. They will learn to integrate data from field work laboratory measurements, library research, and/ or their course work to formulate or evaluate a geoscientific hypothesis.

Program Outcome:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire and communicate scientific data, ideas and interpretations through written, oral, visual and digital means.
  • Will identify the common forms of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock in hand samples and in field exposures using observations of mineral composition and texture.
  • They will be given the opportunity to acquire essential laboratory skills through internships in various laboratories within the department. Depending on their interests, these experiences will teach them geological, geochemical, geophysical and analytical and modeling skills to function as professional in geosciences.
  • They will demonstrate the ability to accurately report on and draw conclusions from careful readings of works of scientific journalism and research literature. They will also learn to communicate ideas, research results and interpretation using written, oral and graphical design skills both on a formal and extemporaneous basis.
B.Sc. Geology

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 Examination with a minimum of 50%* marks in science stream as per the following requirements:

Mathematics is compulsory in addition to any two subjects from Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science / Statistics.

MSc. in Applied Geology

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in relevant discipline along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

Ph.D in Earth Sciences

Duration: 3-4 years

Eligibility: M.Sc. Geology


Departmental laboratories are equipped with the necessary equipments and facilities required for carrying out day to day practical classes and research work.

  • Rock samples-Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks Palaeontological samples (fossils), wooden models of crystallographic samples
  • Petrological microscope
  • Pocket Stereoscope
  • Grinding machine for preliminary polishing of rock samples.
  • Thin section preparation laboratory (in the process of setting up).

There are ample scopes for Chemistry students from academics to industries, listed below are mention a few: The career prospects in Geology are varied:

  • Students may get jobs offered by UPSC, PSC and alike
  • Students can also qualify in NET/GATE/SET etc. and become eligible for teaching posts or opt for a research career at various renowned national laboratories like IISERs, IISc, IITs, CSIRs, NITs etc.
  • Students can also qualify in NET/GATE/SET etc. and become eligible for taking up research projects through DST and CSIR.
  • Students may get absorbed in various petrochemical industries like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, etc
  • The Geological Survey of India has prospective offers for young geologists. Their qualification criterior is the Geologist’s examination conducted by UPSC.
  • Interested students may go to foreign universities for their research career or various jobs related to chemistry.

We have already in progress to develop state-of-the-art research infrastructure in various areas of biological sciences. Recent areas of research in the department are: Enzyme kinetics and enzyme secretion, microbial metabolism and regulation, genetic engineering, protein structure, function and engineering etc. One of our current focuses is on identification of pure herbal and/or synthetic compounds/herbal extracts having in-vitro anti-proliferative activities against different cancer cell lines, understanding alterations and cross-talks among signaling pathways in cancers.

Research Projects

VICTOR NANDY Effects of massive stone quarrying and crushing on environment, workers and surrounding people of Birbhum district, West Bengal
    Consultant in Respiratory Occupational Diseases
    Srirampur, Sramajibi Hospital
    Department of Geology
    University of Calcutta
  • DR. AMITAVA SEN Professor and Head
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    JIS University
SANDIP KUMAR MONDAL Spatio-temporal changes in the lower Damodar distribution area with special reference to land use, flood and Socio-economic impact.
    Department of Geology
    University of Calcutta
    STUP Consultant Pvt. Ltd. Darga Road, Kolkata
    Guest Faculty, Department of Geology, Presidency University
    Guest Faculty, Department of Earth Science, JIS University, Kolkata
  • DR. ATANU KOTAL Assistant Professor and Head
    Department of Chemistry
    JIS University
  • Welcome to Department of Earth Sciences
  • Geology Curriculum


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