Welcome to Department of Geology

About Department

The Department of Geology, Fakir Mohan University, VyasaVihar, Balasore was established in 2018. The dept. offers Ph. D., M.Sc. in Geology with a total intake capacity of 24 students every year. The department has four faculty members with a diverse field of specialization.

  • To create and develop new knowledge in the field of geosciences and impart expertise in various field of geosciences.
  • To provide world class Education.
  • To provide extensive training for developing confidence and producing globally competent professionals.
  • To encourage creativity, passion for nature and science.
  • To create awareness in the society on different geological hazards.
  • To offer value-based education.
  • To offer need–based programmes / courses.
  • To provide curricular flexibility facilitating inter-disciplinary courses of study and research.
  • To establish Schools of Excellence.
  • To promote research as a tool for social and rural development.
  • To establish relationships with renowned Universities and facilitate mutual exchange programmes.
  • To establish meaningful linkages with industries.
  • To undertake extra–mural studies, extension programmes and field outreach activities for societal development
  • To explore the applications of ancient technology, sciences & arts and incorporate the same into the curriculum to meet modern requirements.
  • To extend the benefits of higher education to the economically backward and the physically disadvantaged.
  • It is our exclusive mission to become an Indian top-10 geology Department through empowered and inspired teaching, innovative and impactful research. Our programs use scientific principles and methods to understand earth, environment and life on a regional and planetary scale. We provide students with diverse opportunities to experience the joy of learning and the excitement of discovery. Moreover, interdisciplinary study among researchers of the department is common and encouraged. Our investigations try hard to advance the fundamental understanding of geological phenomena utilizing combinations of analytical, experimental, computational, and observational tools to build knowledge of geologic materials and processes, elucidate the evolutionary progression of life, interpret records of Earth's history and climate, characterize its natural resources, and assess the environmental impact of human activities. Currently the Department is in the process of establishing Geochemistry, .Groundwater Laboratory, GIS & Remote Sensing Laboratory, Museum for various minerals, rocks, fossils of both plants and animals. Such methodological advances include the use of sophisticated tools and instruments. Hence, there is the need to expand and enhance the geological sciences programmes and facilities to meet these emerging developments. The Department is therefore, welcomes you all who are keen to advance knowledge in earth system sciences through studies and research for a better planet Earth. The all-round development of students through multi-faceted education and sustained engagement with local, national and global communities, and nurture lifelong inspired learners from across the globe in line with our cultural ideal of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
  • Be an internationally acclaimed University, recognized for excellence in teaching, research and outreach; provide the highest quality education to students, nurture their talent, promote intellectual growth and shape their personal development; remain dedicated and steadfast in the pursuit of truth aligned with the motto of the Fakir Mohan University “Nishtha Dhriti Satyam” and serve humanity through the creation of well-rounded, multi-skilled and socially responsible global citizens.
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