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Department of Earth Sciences

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  • HOD :
    Dr. Manua Banerjee
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Initiated in 2015, the Department of Earth Sciences, JIS University is actively involved in teaching and research in the field of Applied Geology. Over the past years the Department has strived to maintain its multidisciplinary approach towards Earth Sciences by applying the concepts of Geology to solve scientific problems faced by the society. To design and develop scientific tools to study and monitor the earth processes and geo-resources such as minerals, oil water etc. while extending the results of these efforts to the benefits of the students and the community; and to prepare students for careers in the fields of Applied Geology. The department includes Smart Class Rooms- Petrology and Mineralogy Lab, Paleontology Lab, Petrological Microscopes and a Thin section preparation Lab. The class rooms can house more than 25 students and are fully equipped with latest devices like Overhead Projectors, wireless mic and computer aided interactive panels for better teaching and learning experience. The Department maintains ties with well-known organizations such as the Geological Survey of India, The Directorate of Geology and mining, other Universities and Research institutions.

The very much all-encompassing connotation ‘Geo’, in Geo Scientist, binds along with Earth Sciences, a multidisciplinary aspect. The basic sciences of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computation and Biology are the pillars to this natural science -Earth Science.

B.Sc. Geology

Level: Under Graduate

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.

Most noteworthy of the Earth Sciences Department at JIS university is its Palaeontology Laboratory, Petrology and Mineralogy Laboratory, equipped with exquisite fossil specimens, rock and mineral specimens and Petrologic Microscopes and a thin section preparation unit. It also houses Smart Class Rooms and air conditioned Auditorium, which is equipped with latest audio visual systems along with interactive presentation panels for good ambience for various research interaction sessions.

There is a thin section preparation laboratory where rock samples collected from geological field work are processed and made ready for observation and study under the microscope.

The study of Earth-Sciences prepares one to be an important component in the societal up gradation sector. Right from resource management and environmental protection to mineral and oil exploration and ground water management, an Earth Scientist’s employment spectrum spreads to innumerable fields. An Earth-Scientist can work in Engineering and consulting firms, government agencies, mining companies, petroleum companies and museums. The UPSC conducts examinations for placements in GOI sectors such as Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and Indian Forest service. PSUs like ONGC, Coal India, Hindusthan Zinc Limited conduct All India Entrance Examination for hiring geologists. With an advance degree, a geologist will qualify for supervisory/ research/ teaching position through NET in Universities or institutions. Demand for Earth-Scientist often mirror the price of geological commodities such as fuels, metals and construction materials. As rise in the International oil price directly relates to Earth-Science, the oil companies hire more geologists.

Publication: Dr. Manua Banerjee

  • Arkadeep Dutta , Anyeasha Dutta , Swarniv Chandra, Debapriya Nandi , Manua Banerjee , Haru Kumar Das , Agniv Chandra: physiochemical and biological characterization of land and waterbodies around dumpsites in north 24-parganas. (In Press)
  • Jayananda M, Banerjee M, Pant N C, Dasgupta S, Kano T, Mahesha N and Mahableswar B (2012) 2.62 Ga high-temperature metamorphism in the central part of the Eastern Dharwar Craton: implications for late Archaean tectonothermal history. Geological Journal Special Issue: The Indian Precambrian: Correlation and Connections. Volume 47, Issue 2-3, pp. 213–236.
  • Chatterjee N, Banerjee M, Bhattacharya A, Maji A K (2010) Monazite chronology, metamorphism-anatexis and tectonic relevance of the Eastern Indian Tectonic Zone. Precambrian Research, Volume 179, pp.99–120.
  • Ghosh M, Mukhopadhyay D, Sengupta P (2006) Pressure–temperature-deformation history for a part of the Mesoproterozoic fold belt in North Singhbhum, Eastern India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 26, pp. 555–574.
  • Das S, Bhattacharya A, Raith M, Bhadra S, Banerjee M (2006) Aluminous sapphirine granulites from the eastern Ghats Belt (India): Phase relations and relevance to counterclockwise P-T history. European Journal of Mineralogy, Volume 18, pp. 35-48.
  • Mukhopadhyay D, Ghosh M, Chattapadhyay A (2004) Structural pattern in the Dhalbhumgarh-Kokpara region and its bearing on the tectonics of the Proterozoic Fold Belt of North Singhbhum, Eastern India. Geological Survey of India Special Publication No.84, pp. 43-60.
  • Bhadra S, Gupta S, and Banerjee M (2004) Structural evolution across the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt—Bastar craton boundary, India: Hot over cold thrusting in an ancient collision zone. Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 26, pp. 233-245.
  • Bhadra S, Banerjee M, and Bhattacharya A (2003) Tectonic restoration of a Polychronous Mobile Belt-Craton Assembly: Constraints from corridor study across the western margin of the Eastern Ghats Belt, India. Memoir Geological Society of India, No. 52, pp.109-130.

Publication: Dr. Anindita Mukherjee

  • Mukherjee, A., Nag, S.K., 2020. Sustainability assessment of the groundwater quality in the Kashipur block of Purulia district in West Bengal. Indian Groundwater, XIV, 15-41.
  • Mukherjee, A., Nag, S.K., 2020. Assessing the quality of groundwater in Gangajalghati Block of Bankura District, West Bengal for agricultural and drinking suitability. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 10 (9), 68-75.)
  • Nag S.K.; Chowdhury P.; Das S.; Mukherjee A.; "Deciphering prospective groundwater zones in Bankura district, West Bengal – A study by using GIS platform and MIF Techniques." in International Journal of Energy and Water Resources (in Press)
 
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