Department of Geology

Department of Geology

The Department of Geology was established in 2017 offering high quality PG and Research programmes. Presently department has intake capacity of 20 and runs the choice basedcredit system of M.Sc. Applied Geology Programme. The department faculty members specialised in different areas of Geology such as Petrology, Geochemistry, Structural geology, Quaternary Palaeoclimate, Micropaleontology, RemoteSensing and GIS. The faculty members are actively engaged in research in these thrust areas.

The Department of Geology is in the process of upgrading its facilities and developing new laboratories. The department is committed to produce future Geologists and Geo-scientists with academic excellence. The curriculum includes contents from syllabus of various competitive examinations such as CSIR NET, GATE,TNSET, UPSC, TNPSC, TAMIN and ONGC Geologists.

It also includes recent innovations and practices adopted by the industry especially in the fields of Petroleum Exploration, Geo-technical, Energy and Mineral Exploration. The curriculum of M.Sc., Applied Geology Programme contains extensive Field work, Geological mapping, Mine visits and it is designed in such a way that it is easier for the students to adapt in the role of Professional Geologists and Geo-scientists.

Contact Us:

Dr.R. Karikalan,
Associate Professor & Head i/c
Department of Geology,
Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Contact Phone No: 9442069166
Email: ramasamykarikalan@rediffmail.com.

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr.R.Karikalan Associate Professor and Head i/c
2 Dr. K. Prabakaran Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology - Two years
  • M.Phil., Geology – One year
  • Ph.D., Geology – Three years (Full Time), Five years (Part Time)
  • M.Sc., Applied Geology - Under Graduate degree in Geology.
  • M.Phil., Geology - Post Graduate degree in Applied Geology/ Geology/ Geoinformatics.
  • Ph.D., Geology - Post Graduate degree in Applied Geology/Geology/Geoinformatics.
Fee Structure
Placement Opportunities
In Government sectors like:
  • Geological survey of India(GSI)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Commission(ONGC)
  • Coal India Ltd
  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation Of India (NLC)
  • National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)
  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Public Work Department (PWD) – Ground water division
  • Tamilnadu Public Service Commission – State Geology Mining
  • Tamilnadu Water And Drainage Board(TWAD)
  • Tamilnadu Minerals(TAMIN)
  • Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)
  • Atomic Mineral Division(AMD)
  • Tamilnadu Agriculture Board (TANAU)
Private sectors like:

Mines and Quarry Oil Companies – Mud logging, Mining and Mineral Exploration companies and Remote Sensing and GIS opportunity in India and Foreign Countries


Colleges and University high level Research, Tamilnadu Teachers recruitment Board for College Assistant Professor. Academic career position in University and Scientists in Research Institutions.

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