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The Department of Geology, Utkal University was founded in 1954. The P.G. faculty of Geology, set up in 1956 is the oldest of its kind in Utkal University. From 1954 to 1977, it functioned within the campus of the Ravenshaw College, Cuttack in a massive building constructed out of generous funds contributed by the Kalinga Foundation, the Odisha State Government and the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. In 1977, the P.G. teaching section was shifted to Vani Vihar at Bhubaneswar, the campus of the Utkal University. The present two-storied building of the department with a plinth area of 850 m2 was constructed out of U.G.C grant and financial contribution made by Orissa Mining Corporation and came into existence in 1983. The auditorium and the museum of the department have been renovated and furnished by the Alumni Association and Tata Steel respectively.

Annual National Seminar will be held on 11th Feb, 2017.

Vision:

  • To attain excellence in teaching and research in the areas of Geosciences and to promote the Department of Geology as one of the most sought after destinations for Geoscience education in the country

Mission:

  • To create and develop new knowledge in the field of geosciences and impart expertise in various field of geosciences.
  • To provide extensive training for developing confidence and producing globally competent professionals
  • To encourage creativity, passion for nature and science.
  • To enrich the students with safe and ethical professional behavior.
  • To provide state of art infrastructure and favorable environment for students and faculty.
  • To create awareness in the society on different geological hazards. 

Name : Bijaya Kumar Ratha
Designation : Reader & HEAD
Qualification : : M.Sc(IIT,Bombay)., M.Phil(ISM, Dhanbad)., Ph.D.(Utkal University)
Phone No. : 9437304893
E-mail ID : rathabk62@gmail.com
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Name : Rabindra Nath Hota
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M. Sc., Ph. D., D. Sc.
Phone No. : 0674-2567183, +91-9437176486
E-mail ID : rnhota@yahoo.com
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Name : Madhumita Das
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.Sc, Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9937012974
E-mail ID : madhumitadas_geo@rediffmail.com
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Name : Devananda Beura
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., PGDEE
Phone No. : +91-9861213472
E-mail ID : debanandabeura@rediffmail.com
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Name : Durga Shankar Pattanaik
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Sc. (Applied Geology), M.Tech. (Applied Geology), Ph.D. (Geology)
Phone No. : +91-9437180490
E-mail ID : ds_pattnaik@yahoo.com
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Name : Urbashi Sarkar
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9531057339; +91- 7064076211
E-mail ID : sarkarurbashi@gmail.com
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Name : Santiswarup Sahoo
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)
Phone No. : +91- 9616458048
E-mail ID : sahoosantiswarup@gmail.com
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Name : Kirti Ranjan Mallick
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : Ph.D. (University of Delhi)
Phone No. : kirtigeology@gmail.com, kirtigeol@yahoo.com
E-mail ID : +91-7873276818
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  • Library
  • Field Survey Training
  • Study tour
  • Audio Visual Facilities
  • Computer and internet
  • Laboratories for students

  • Petrological Laboratory
  • Ore Microscopy Laboratory
  • Chemical Laboratory
  • Sedimentology Laboratory
  • Groundwater and Engineering Laboratory
  • Remote sensing Laboratory and
  • Museum

  • DRS-II, FIST
  • 2016- Miss Snigdha das has secured all India rank-4 in UPSC-Gelogists’Exam
  • 2015:Miss Madhusmita Sawin  and  Mr. Sabir Ku Raj won the first prize in SGAT  Geoscience Competition-2015
  • 2014 : Miss Snigdha Das  and Miss Ritu Rai Secured Second Position in All India Debate  Competition organised by Geological Society of India at Banaras Hindu University

Source

Amount in Lakh

Period

Status

DST-Purse

55

2010-14

Completed

UGC-DRS-I

29

2007-2012

Completed

UGC-DRS-II

75

2013-2018

Ongoing

 

 

Title of Project

Funding agency

Amount in Lakhs

Period

PI

Geochemistry and Grnesis of Pyrophilite deposits  of Keonjhar Districts, Odisha

UGC

9.1

2009-2012

Prof. M. Das

Beach  Erosion of  Puri  Coast, Odisha

DST

14

2011-2014

Prof. P.Behera

Hydrogeochemical evaluation of Bolangiri-Kalahandi Dist, Odisha

UGC

7.2

2012-15

Prof. H. K. Sahoo

 

Name

Convenor/Organising Sec

Date

Funded by

Outstanding participants

National Sem

Prof. R. N. Hota

2015

Alumni Assso

Prof. D.P Kuity, R S Sukla Univ.

R.N. Padhi, Dy DG, GSI

Prof. V. Sudarsana, Osmania Univ.

DRS Sem

Prof. M. Das

2015

UGC

Dr. B.K. Mohapatra, Chief Scientist, IMMT

Dr. B. C. Acharya, Head, Environment Div, IMMT

Dr. N. K. Sukla, Chief Hydrologist, RWSS, Govt. of Odisha

International sem

Prof. M. Das

Dr. D. Beura

2014

AGID

NALCO

OMC

Dr. Mike Katz, NSW, Australia

Dr. E. Ekon, Geological Survey, Bangladesh

Dr. Zakir Hussain, Dhaka Univ.

Prof. K.P. Sharma, Guahati Univ.

National Sem

Prof. R. N. Hota

2013

Alumni Assso, UGC

Dr. Pooja Shirole, Pune Univ.

Prof N. Subba Rao, Andhra Univ.

Prof. K.C. Sahu, IIT, Bombay

National Sem

Prof. R. N. Hota

2012

 

Prof. K.C. Sahu, IIT, Bombay

Prof. V. Sudarsana, Osmania Univ

Prof D. K Bhatacharya, Ranchi Univ.

Odisha Bigyan Congress

Prof. P. Singh

2012

ISCA, Odisha Chapter

Prof. A.S. Venkatesh, ISM, Dhanbad

Prof. S. Acharya, Former VC, Utkal Univ.

DRS

Dr. D. Beura

2011

 

Prof. Devesh. K. Sinha, Delhi Univ.

Dr. G.C. Pati, Regional Director, CGWB

Dr. S. B. Ray, Director, GSI

 

 

  • Department publishes one peer reviewed research Journal ‘ Vistas in Geological Research’ annually.
  • Publications of the Department of Geology during 2010 – 2016

Publication Type

2010-15

Research Papers (National)

130

Research Papers (International)

33

Proceedings

33

Books

09

Book chapters

11

Edited book

06

 

Department

Year

Campus

Off campus

 

Geology

2011

 

28

 
 

2012

 

24

 
 

2013

 

40

 
 

2014

 

20

 
 

2015

12

16

 
 

2016

 

44

 

 

 

  • Alumni Association, Department of Geology, Utkal University was formed in the year 2005 and is actively running. The association has strength of 162 life members.