Geological Science


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


Amal Dutta Patgiri
MSc (Dibrugarh) PhD (Gauhati) Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing
Amulya Chandra Mazumdar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IIT Kanpur) Metamorphic Petrology
Bhagawat Pran Duarah [ Head of the Department ]
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Sedimentology, Seismotectonics, Remote Sensing and GIS
Dhirendra Nath Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Petroleum Geology

Associate Professor

Parag Phukon
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Geomorphology

Assistant Professors

Balen Bhagabaty
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Geochemistry
Bikash Gogoi
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Dibrugarh) Palaeontology, Sedimentology
Jayanta Jivan Laskar
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Sedimentology, Engineering Geology
Sarat Phukan
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Organic Petrology, Remote Sensing and GIS
Anamika Gogoi (Geochemistry)
Anijyandita Bhattachar (Palaeontology)
Arpita Sarma (Organic Petrology)
Baiabianglang Dkhar (Sedimentology)
Bandeepa Medhi (Hydrogeology)
Barnali Dutta (Geomorphology)
Barnali Goswami (Structural Geology)
Basanta Mangal Kaushik (Sedimentology)
Bijit Kumar Choudhury (Seismo-tectonics)
Borneeta Dutta (Geomorphology)
Bulen Mohan (Engineering Geology)
Debasish Chutia (Remote Sensing )
Diganta Kumar (Seismo-tectonics)
Dimple Doley (Geochemistry)
Gautam Sarma (Geochemistry)
Joopi Bordoloi (Geomorphology)
Kh Radhapiyari Devi (Carbonate rocks) Rajiv Gandhi Fellow
Md Amir Ali (Tertiary Stratigraphy)
Mousumi Gogoi (Organic Petrology)
Mridul Bori (Organic Petrology)
Mridul Rabha (Metamorphic Petrology)
Mridushmita Borah (Organic Petrology)
Nafisa Shameem Rahman (Sedimentology)
Nandita Mazumdar (Structural Geology)
Niku Moni Mudoi (Palaeontology)
Paragjyoti Dutta (Engineering Geology)
Poly Sonowal (Organic Petrology)
Pritam Borah (Metamorphic Petrology)
Rajdeep Deb (Geomorphology)
Ranjeeta Kar (Sedimentary Petrology and Coal)
Rashmirekha Bora (Palaeontology)
Ratamali Machahary (Geomorphology)
Roshmi Baruah (Sedimentology)
Runjun Goswami (Structural Geology)
Rupsikha Sharma (Structural Geology)
Satyajit Sonwal (Sedimentology)
Shikhawali Hazarika (Organic Petrology)
Sudipta Baruah (Metamorphic Petrology)
Sulakshana Borpatragohain (Geomorphology)
Suman Saikia (Engineering Geology)
Vivek Kumar Singh (Geomorphology)
Warisha Akhtara Ahmed (Seismo-tectonics)
Watinaro Omsong (Tectonics)
Parameswar Das (Section Cutter)
Diganta Kumar (Lab Assistant cum Computer Typist)
Sanakya Mazumdar (Store Keeper cum Computer Typist)
Lohit Chandra Das (Laboratory Bearer)
Naren Chandra Rajbongshi (Laboratory Bearer)
Anil Kalita (Laboratory Bearer)
Hari Har Haloi (Laboratory 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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