DETAILS

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Duration of Program 3 years (6 semesters)

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Seats 15*

*Total Seats in B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology

B.Sc. Geology Hons. program provides specialization in Groundwater exploration and management.

Groundwater exploration involves investigation of underground rocks to understand the hydrologic cycle, the groundwater quality, and identify the nature, number and type of aquifers. Most of the liquid freshwater resources are stored underground as groundwater (99%). Its regional distribution varies and depends mainly on climatic conditions as well as the geology of the subsurface. In contrast to petroleum and minerals, a great amount of the groundwater is recharged in the hydrologic cycle by infiltrating precipitation.

A thorough knowledge on groundwater resources leads to its sustainable utilization, where the regional distribution of water resources, hydraulic characteristics of the aquifer and the regional and temporal variations of the water quality are important factors. The recharge, the natural runoff and groundwater abstraction rates are indispensable information for sustainable groundwater management. The data required for a resource assessment is obtained by hydrogeological exploration, observations and measurements at boreholes and wells, geophysical investigations, airborne geophysical surveys, satellite imagery, and meteorological observations. Methods such as geoelectrics, airborne electromagnetics, and transient electromagnetics are also applied for groundwater exploration.

 

ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

DETAILS

PEO1 Graduates will develop a sound foundation to provide scientific solutions earth sciences.
PEO2 Graduates will have successful careers in leading geology, exploration, mining, Oil and Gas industries.
PEO3 Graduates will interact with leading researchers and academicians of geoscience areas, to participate in lifelong learning and R&D
PEO4 Graduates will acquire lateral thinking and leadership skills to become industry leaders.
PEO5 Graduates will contribute to the welfare of the society /environment by taking professionally responsible decisions
PSO1 Develop basic knowledge of rocks, minerals, fossils, and geologic structures.
PSO 2 Understand and apply relevant scientific principles used in Earth science discipline to solve wide ranging problems through conventional and modern techniques.
Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII.(PCM/B)
Personal Interview
  • Chemistry Content Writer,
  • Scientific Data Entry Specialist,
  • Chemical Business Analyst,
  • Taxonomist, Chemist,
  • Synthetic Chemistry Scientist,
  • Scientist,
  • Quality Assurance Officer,
  • Biochemistry Assistant Scientist,
  • Chemistry Content Writer,
  • Scientific Data Entry Specialist.

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation.

SEMESTER I

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course   Earth System Science 4
Core Course   Earth System Science Lab 2
Core Course   Mineral Science 4
Core Course   Mineral Science Lab 2
Generic Elective    Generic Elective - I (Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics) 6
School for life SLLS0101 Learning how to learn 2
School for life SLLS0102 Living Conversation 2
    Total 22

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course   Elements of Geochemistry 4
Core Course   Elements of Geochemistry Lab 2
Core Course   Structural Geology 4
Core Course   Structural Geology Lab 2
HSE HSFS 1003 Environmental Science 2
Generic Elective    Generic Elective- II (Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics) 6
School for life SLLG0104 Critical Thinking & Writing 3
    Total 21

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course   Igneous Petrology 4
Core Course   Igneous Petrology Lab 2
Core Course   Sedimentary Petrology 4
Core Course   Sedimentary Petrology Lab 2
Core Course   Paleontology 4
Core Course   Paleontology Lab 2
Skill Enhancement   Geology field work-1 2
Generic Elective - III   Generic Elective- III (Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics) 6
School for life SLLS 2001 Social Internship 0
       
    Total 26

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Metamorphic Petrology 4
Core Course    Metamorphic Petrology Lab 2
Core Course    Stratigraphic Principles and Indian Stratigraphy 4
Core Course    Stratigraphic Principles and Indian Stratigraphy Lab 2
Core Course    Hydrogeology 4
Core Course    Hydrogeology Lab 2
Skill Enhancement   Geology field work-2 2
Generic Elective    Generic Elective- III (Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics) 6
School for life   Ethical Leadership in the 21th Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
       
    Total 29

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Economic Geology 4
Core Course    Economic Geology Lab 2
Core Course    Geomorphology 4
Core Course    Geomorphology Lab 2
Core Course    Geology field work-3 2
Specialization course   Specialization course I  6
Specialization course   Specialization course II 6
School for life   Persuasive Presence 2
    Total 28

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Engineering Geology 4
Core Course    Engineering Geology Lab 2
Core Course    Remote Sensing and GIS 4
Core Course    Remote Sensing and GIS Lab 2
Specialization course   Specialization course III 6
Dissertation   Dissertation 6
       
       
    Total 24

 

 

SPECIALISATION

 

Specialization course I
Earth and Climate
Specialization course II
Introduction to Geophysics
Specialization course III
River Science

 

We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real world/Project based assignments
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry led Courses.
  • Certification Courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Semester Exchange Program.
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat)

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