Geological Sciences


The Department of Geological Sciences was established in 1950 with undergraduate teaching, and subsequently the post graduate and Ph.D. programs have started since 1956. The department has good laboratories for teaching and research. It has a well developed Remote Sensing and GIS laboratory, sophisticated petrological microscope laboratory and central computer facility for students. The department received fund under COSIST and FIST programme of UGC and DST respectively and Government of Assam Special Assistance for infrastructure development.

he department receives funds from several other government and non-governmental organizations for research and consultancy works viz. Department of Space, Atomic Mineral Directorate, Oil India Ltd, NHPC Ltd, SJVNL, Erinco, Soma, Naftogaz, Asian Development Bank etc.

Old Departmental Data

Research activities in the department focus the geology of Northeastern part of India. Research areas are - metamorphic petrology, sedimentology, geochemistry, geomorphology, tectonics, groundwater, organic petrology, structural geology, petroleum geology, palaeontology, engineering geology.

Postgraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate MSc in Geology Geology 4 2
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate Ph.D in Geology Geology


Parag Phukon [ Head of the Department ]
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Geomorphology
Amulya Chandra Mazumdar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IIT Kanpur) Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry
Bhagawat Pran Duarah
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Sedimentology, Remote Sensing, Tectonics
Dhirendra Nath Das
MTech (Harisingh Gour University, Saga) PhD (Gauhati) Petroleum Geology

Associate Professors

Bikash Gogoi
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Dibrugarh) Palaeontology
Sarat Phukan
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Coal Geology, Geoinformatics

Assistant Professors

Balen Bhagabaty
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Geochemistry
Jayanta Jivan Laskar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Sedimentology, Engineering Geology
Pranjit Hazarika
M.Sc. Geological Sciences (GU), Ph.D. Ore Geology, Geochemistry and Petrology (IIT Kharagpur)

Associated Faculty

Amal Dutta Patgiri
MTech (Dibrugarh) PhD (Gauhati) Hydrogeology, Sedimentology, Remote Sensing
Kali Prasad Sarma
Structural Geology (Guest Faculty)
Amir Ali (Sedimentology)
Anamika Gogoi (Geochemistry)
Anindita Bhattacharyya (Paleontology)
Baiabianglang Dkhar Said (Sedimentology) UGC Fellow
Basanta Mangal Kaushik (Sedimentology)
Bijit Kumar Choudhury (Seismology)
Bondeepa Medhi (Hydrogeology) UGC Fellow
Bornali Goswami (Coal Geology)
Borneeta Dutta (Geomorphology)
Diganta Kumar (Seismotectonics)
Dimple Doley (Geochemistry) UGC Fellow
Gautam Sarma (Geochemistry)
Mousumi Gogoi (Organic Petrology & geochemistry) Project Fellow
Mridul Rabha (Metamorphic Petrology)
Nafisa Samin Rahman (Sedimentology) UGC Fellow
Nandita Mazumdar (Structural Geology)
Nikumoni Mudoi (Paleontology)
Parag Jyoti Dutta (Engineering Geology)
Poly Sonowal (Organic Petrology & geochemistry) UGC Fellow
Pritom Borah (Metamorphic Petrology) Project Fellow
Rajdeep Deb (Geomorphology)
Ranjeeta Kar (Coal Geology) DST Inspire Fellow
Rashmirekha Bora (Paleontology)
Ratamali Machahary (Geomorphology)
Roshmi Baruah (Sedimentology)
Runjun Goswami (Geochemistry)
Rupsikha Sharma (Structural Geology) DST Inspire Fellow
Satyajit Sonowal (Sedimentology) UGC Fellow
Sikhawali Hazarika (Coal Geology)
Suman Saikia (Sedimentology) UGC Fellow
Vivek Kumar Singh (Geomorphology)
Warisha Akhtara Ahmed (Seismotectonics)
Parameswar Das (Section Cutter)
Diganta Kumar (Lab Assistant cum Computer Typist)
Chanakya Mazumdar (Store Keeper cum Computer Typist)
Anil Kalita (Lab Bearer)
Naren Chandra Rajbongshi (Lab Bearer)
Hari Har Haloi (Lab Bearer)
Keshab Das (Lab Bearer)
Marmeswar Das (Peon)


Department of Geological Science
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91)-3612570220
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Laboratory and Library

The department is well-equipped for teaching and research with four general laboratories and seven special laboratories. It has audio-visual teaching aids, and well equipped general conference hall.

The department has a good departmental library with text and reference books. The online journal can be assessed from the student's central computer facility.

Geological Museum

The geological museum of the department has good collections of rocks, fossils and mineral samples including a collection of gemstones.

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