The Department of Geology was started as Madras university P.G extension centre at Govt., Engineering College Campus in the Year 1984. Prof A. Jayakumar was the Head for the Madras university PG extension centre and later he became the first Vice Chancellor of the Periyar University. Geology department was evolved as one of the pioneer Departments under Periyar University in the year 1997. Since then it was functioning in the university without any permanent faculty members in the department. The department has got full-fledged status from December 2004. Prof. S. Anbazhagan has joined as founder professor for the department in May 2005. There after the faculty strength in the department has raised to as seven.
=> M.Sc. Geology
=> M.Phil. Geology
=> Ph.D. Geology
=> Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
=> Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote sensing, Technische Universitat,Dresden Germany
=> Institute for Geology, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology
=> Institute of Palaeoenvironment, University of Erlangen, Germany
=> Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
=> Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, U.S.A.
=> University of Lausanne, Switzerland
=> Department of Geology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
=> Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India.
=> Department of Geology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.
=> Geological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (GINRAS), Moscow, Russia.
Microscopes and Equipments :
Binocular Polarizing Microscopes, Triangular Polarizing Petrological Microscopes, Stereo zoom Microscopes, Resistivity Meters, Light Tables, Mirror Stereoscope, Pocket Stereoscope, Spectrometer UV-VIS, Laboratory Pulverizer, LAMIMAR Flow system, Electro cutting Machine, Double Distillation unit, Hot Air Ovens, Hot Plates, Shive Shakers, Electronic Digital Balance.
Computers, Software, Peripherals and Teaching Aids :
Lenovo, HP, HCL, Acer Computers, Laptop Computers, Nova UPS, Xerox Machine Ricoh MP1600, HP Inkjet & Laserjet B/W & Colour Printers, HP Scanners, ERDAS – Image processing Software, Arc GIS 9.2 Software, Printer Plotter, LCD projectors, OHP and Interactive Board
Models, Specimens and Field Equipments :
Structural Geology Models (Wooden), Goniometer, Horse Shoe Magnet, Thin Section of rocks, Map Filling Cabinet, Aerial Photographs, Topo Sheets, GPS, Crystal models, set of 360 wooden models Brunton Compass, Geologist Hammer, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils specimens and Chemicals & Glassware’s.
Department of Geology
Periyar Palkalai Nagar
Salem – 636011
Phone : 0427-2345766 (Ext.No : 261 , 262)
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