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PERIYAR UNIVERSITY

Salem-636011, Tamilnadu, India.
NAAC 'A++' Grade with CGPA 3.61 (Cycle - 3)
State University - NIRF Rank 73 - ARIIA 10th Rank
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PERIYAR UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR POST GRADUATE AND RESEARCH STUDIES, DHARMAPURI – 635 205

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

In the year 2017, the Department of Geology was established at Periyar University's Post Graduate Extension Centre in Dharmapuri. The department is offered M.Sc. Applied Geology calendar year programme in 2017 to start with the academic activities in the department. Currently, the department offers a two-year M.Sc. Applied Geology programme, as well as M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The course curricula and syllabi have been updated on a regular basis to reflect recent advances in geological science and to meet the needs of industry and R&D institutes.

Subjects like Petrology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Micropaleontology, Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Remote Sensing & GIS, Applied Geomorphology, Disaster Mitigation and Management, and Coastal Zone Studies are among the subjects in which the Department's academic members have specialised. The department began doing research in 2017 and has continued to do so since then. From the academic year 2017-18 forward, the Department of Geology was operational.

Faculty members of the department have published their research works in reputed international Journals with high impact factor like Marine Pollution Bulletin, Environmental Assessment Monitoring, Data in Brief, Indian journal of Geo Marine Science and etc.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

PROGRAMMES OFFEREDELIGIBILITY
M.Sc (Geology)

A candidate who has passed B.Sc. degree in Applied Geology/ Geology of this university or an examination of any other university accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto shall be permitted to appear and qualify for the M.Sc. Applied Geology Degree examinations of this university after a course of two academic years, in the Department of Geology, Periyar University.

M.Phil (Geology) [as per University Norms]
Ph.D (Geology) [as per University Norms]

SYLLABUS


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PROGRAMMES DETAILS
2018-2019 ONWARDS
1 M.Sc.(Geology) SYLLABUS
2 M.Phil (Geology) SYLLABUS

 

2014-2015 ONWARDS
1 M.Sc.(Geology) SYLLABUS

 

FACULTY

Name : DR. G. NANDHAKUMAR
Department : Geology
Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Email : drgnanthakumarpupgec@periyaruniversity.ac.in
Area of Specialization :
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Name : DR. K. SANJAI GANDHI
Department : Geology
Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Email : sanjai81kj@periyaruniversity.ac.in
Area of Specialization : Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Sedimentology & Marine , Remote sensing and GIS , Environmental Earth Science
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Name : DR. A. VIDYASAKAR
Department : Geology
Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Email : a.vidyasakar@periyaruniversity.ac.in
Area of Specialization : Sedimentology , Paleoclimatology , Environmental magnetism , Environmental Pollution
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Name : V. ARUN BHARATHI
Department : Geology
Designation : ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Email : bharathi86@periyaruniversity.ac.in
Area of Specialization : Micropaleontology , Environmental Geology , Paleoclimatology
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FACILITIES

ACTIVITIES

S.No. Date  Name of the Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ Training Program Name of the Sponsor No. of Partcipants Convenor/ Coordinator
1 23.03.2018 Special Invited Talk on Topic Delivered - “Advanced Petrology and Geology of Tamil Nadu” for Student benefits, Periyar University PG Extension Centre, Dharmapuri-636701. Periyar University 40 Dr.K. Sanjai Gandhi
2 27.09.2018 One day Workshop on “Disaster Mitigation and Management Programme”  Periyar University 55 Dr.K. Sanjai Gandhi
3 21.10.2019 Workshop on “The Detection of Underground water by using Geophysical VES and Dowsing Method”  Periyar University 50 Dr.K. Sanjai Gandhi
4 15.06.2020 to 19.06.2020 Current priorities and challenges in Earth and Environmental Sciences"                ( CPCEES-2020) - 200 Dr.K. Sanjai Gandhi
5 05.07.2020 to 02.08.2020 (Sunday Only)  Webinar  Series -2020"Secrets of Magmatic rocks" Geologist' Association of Tamil Nadu 200 Dr.K. Sanjai Gandhi & Dr. A. Vidyasakar  Jointly organized with Geologist Associtation' of Tamil Nadu.
6 01.10.2018 Advanced Geological Mapping techniques for budding Geologist Periyar University  30 Dr A Vidyasakar
7 04.03.2018 Advanced study on Non-living Marine resources of the sea Periyar University  30 Dr. A Vidyasakar
8 21.05.2020 to 30.05.2020 International Online colloquium on Recent trends in Geology (RTGG2020) - 226 Dr. A Vidyasakar
9 24.02.2021 Prof. R. Vaidyanadhan award Endowment lecture. Geological Scociety of India, Bangalore 120 Dr. A Vidyasakar

OTHER ACTIVITIES

S.No Date Programme State/ National / International No.of. Partcipants Convenor/Coordinator 
1 01.06.2019 Hands on training about Groundwater to the Farmer Reginal 50 K. Sanjai Gandhi
2 18.01.2019 International Earth Science Olympiad National   123 Dr A Vidyasakar
3 20.02.2020 Atal Tinkering Labs (Mentor of Change) National   120 Dr A Vidyasakar

INDUSTRIAL VISITS

S.No Date Name of the Company/ Institution/ Research centre No. of days
1 02.11.2021 Field Visit- Gem Granite- Yercaud 1
2 1.06.2018 to 21.06.2018 Student Internship at Anna University, Chennai 3 Weeks
3 20.05.2018 to 05.05.2018 Student Internship at  NLC Insdia Ltd,  Tamil Nadu 2 Weeks.
4 20.05.2018 to 05.05.2018 Student Internship at GEMS Salem 2 Weeks.
5 01.10.2018 Field Visit- Vathalmalai- Dharmapuri 1
6 23.11.2017 Field Visit- Nagavathi Dam- Dharmapuri 1
7 09.02.2018 International Granite Exhibition at Banglore(STONA Fair 2018) 1

PATENT

FUNDED PROJECTS

S.No. Name of the faculty Project title Funding Agency Category Amount sanctioned Ongoing /Completed 
1 Dr.K. Sanjai Gandhi Micro- ( Nano) Plastics water environment abundance, toxicological impact and valuate methodology in lower gadilam river, Tamil  Nadu.  TNSCST  EAS 7500/- Completed
2 Dr. A Vidyasakar Macroderbis and microplastic distribution from Rameswaram coral Isalnd beaches, Gulf of Mannar, South East Coast of India TNSCST  EAS 7500/- Completed
3 Dr.G.Nanthakumar Diatom Assemblage and their Response to Human Stress in  Dharmapuri Lake, Tamilnadu, India. TNSCST  EAS 342000/- ONGOING

PhD AWARDED

ALUMNI

CONTACT US

Head of the Department i/c
Department of Geology,
Periyar University Centre for Post Graduate and Research Studies
Dharmapuri – 6350205
Tamil Nadu, India.
E-Mail : puecgeo@periyaruniversity.ac.in


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