The three years Master degree programme in Applied Geophysics has been running in the department of Geophysics, Kurukshetra University since 1985. Presently, the department has six well qualified teachers including 03 Professors and 03 Assistant Professors. The faculty members of the department have earned distinction in the form of national and international awards like UNESCO award for training, DAAD fellowship, Commonwealth fellowships, INSA fellowship, Young Scientist award, Fellows of academic bodies etc.
The department has been sanctioned Rs. 2.5 crores under the FIST scheme of DST, New Delhi to strengthen its laboratories. The department has the rare distinction of establishing a National facility worth 2.54 crores in the field of thermochornology funded by DST, Govt. of India. The department has a seismological laboratory equipped with Broad Band seismograph with STS-2 sensor. The department has the equipments like Tromino 3G, Engineering seismograph, Resistivity imaging system, Gravity meter, Magnetometer, Petrological and stereozoom microscopes, Wilfley (gravity mineral separation) table. The Department has geophysical processing lab equipped with software like Matlab, ERDAS imaging and ArcGIS, GRILLA and Geopsy for H/V analysis etc.
The department is working with a vision to expose students a broad spectrum of Geophysics. Teaching and research is to be supported by practical knowledge for which special emphasis is being given to develop labs i.e. Geophysical Instrumentation lab equipped with Seismic Instrumentation, Electrical and electromagnetic Instrumentation, Gravity and Magnetic instrumentation, microzonation instruments and crustal deformation studies.
Be recognized as distinguished department in the Geophysical World for learning and research in Applied Geophysics.
To prepare the professionals in the broad spectrum of Applied Geophysics e.g. earthquake hazards, hydrocarbon exploration, tectonics, mineral and ground water resources etc. to serve the society
The Department of Geophysics has been offering Post Graduate programme M.Sc. (Tech.) Applied Geophysics programme of three years duration since year 1985. The department encompasses a broad spectrum of activities including geohazards, exploration of hydrocarbon, mineral and ground water resources, characterization of environment, geotechnical and archeological sites.
The department has well recognized faculty and has gained respect in academic community both at national and international level for its experience and expertise in Applied Geophysics. With about 70 postgraduate students, 35 research scholars and 7 full time faculty members, the Department of Geophysics has an informal and friendly atmosphere in which students receive personal attention. The department caters the need of vibrant Exploration & Production (E & P) industry by nurturing its students in the field of Applied Geophysics. This is evident from the placement data of passed out students who have been serving various national and multinational companies like ONGC, Oil India Ltd., Schlumberger in E & P business. The students of the department have also been placed in the Govt. sector like CGWB, GSI, AMD and State Ground water departments etc. They have been placed in research institutes like CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad; ISR, Gandhinagar, NCS, MoES, New Delhi etc. The curriculum of the programme has been designed after taking feedback from the stakeholders including Students, Alumni, Teachers and Employers.
The laboratories of the department are equipped with the necessary Geophysical Instruments as well as softwares. In addition to the M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics) programme, the department also undertakes Ph. D. programme in different specializations.
Research component of the department is comparatively strong. The faculty of department has executed research projects worth 10 crores during last five years funded by the agencies like ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Department of Science and Technology, UGC etc. The faculty of department has published 61 papers in national and international journals of repute. The department is one of few departments of the University recognized under DST-FIST scheme. The department has one National facility in the field of Low Temperature Thermochoronology (fission Track Dating) sponsored by DST, New Delhi. The department is also executing consultancy projects in different fields.
I trust that students and research scholars will enjoy their learning in the field of Applied Geophysics in the department.