About Department
Vision and Mission
Academic Program

Welcome to Department of Geology, established in 2020 under the School of Earth, Biological & Environmental Sciences, with the aim to nurture and produce professionally trained earth scientist to serve the society and conservation of natural earth resources. The department has a brighter vision to engage the students in academic and research activities for better understanding of basics and applied aspect of geology and, conduct inter- & intra-disciplinary research and training in Micropaleontology, Hydrogeology, Natural Hazards and Risk Management, Remote Sensing & GIS, Petrology, Geochemistry, Oceanography, River Basin Management.

The geoscientists can try to understand the situation and develop possible scenarios based on their geological knowledge. In this connection, the students of the department will be trained for advance knowledge to understand and solve the issues related to natural resources, the ability to interpret geologic maps, explain the formation of rock suites, ore deposits, structures and rock-forming minerals, skills associated with the geological project management, supervision, and decision-making processes and ability to have good teamwork and leadership practices.

Department Overview

Established in


Employee Strength

Faculty- 06
Staffs - 01

Student Strength

Research Scholar & JRF-0
PG-Students - 70
MPhil/PhD Graduated - 0

Placement 2021
(Job, Higher Studies) 

x (tentative)

Publications, Books & Patent
(Last 5-Years)

Books -03



Board of Studies (BoS)

BoS is a statutory body for each department/centre, primarily responsible for syllabus design and regular update. As described in the Ordinance section 25.10,

The functions of the Board of Studies shall be:-

  • To recommend to the School Board, courses of studies offered by the Department/Centre and continue updating syllabus;
  • To take all steps in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations about teaching and evaluation of various courses/programmes of the Department/Centre;
  • To recommend to the School Board measures for the improvement of teaching and research in the Department/Centre;
  • To constitute panels of experts to be considered for appointment as Examiners, Board of Examiners for various courses/academic programmes and M.Phil./Ph.D. thesis representing various specializations of Departments/Centres; and
  • To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the School Board, the Academic Council, the Executive Council and the Vice-Chancellor.

Department Committee (DC)

As enshrined in the Ordinace-26, the Department/Centre Committee (DC/CC) shall consist of the Head of the Department/Centre, as Chairperson ex-officio, and all faculty members of the Department/Centre.

26.2 The Department/Centre Committee shall have the following functions, namely–

  • To make proposals to the Board of Studies on academic programmes concerning teaching and research, and the creation, specialization and abolition of teaching posts;
  • To propose schemes for the maintenance and improvement of the standards of various programmes of study and research of the Department/Centre;
  • To apportion the teaching and co-curricular work of the Department/Centre among the teachers thereof and monitor the proper execution thereof;
  • To consider and decide on the assignment and utilisation of the space, equipment and other assets of the Department/Centre and other matters of general and academic interest of the Department/Centre;
  • To consider and recommend perspectives and major thrust areas for research and to propose research projects to be taken up by the members of the Department/Centre, individually/collectively;
  • To review and apprise the SRC/URC with the current status of research in Department/Centre;
  • To suggest to SRC/URC norms related to qualifications and research experience of a faculty to be recognized as a research degree supervisor and to constitute Department/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRC/CRC);
  • To suggest to University Admission, Teaching and Evaluation Committee (UATEC) on any issue related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation in courses and students’ assessment of courses, offered by the Department/Centre to improve quality of education.
  • To constitute such Committee(s) comprising members of the Department/Centre, and if necessary external experts, for framing and implementation of rules and regulations related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation, maintenance of students’ records including alumni affairs as well as promotion of research and development; and
  • To perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Ordinances or Regulations, or by the Vice- Chancellor/Dean/School Board from time to time.

Department Research Degree Committee (DRDC)

Departmental/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRDC/CRDC) deal with all matters connected with the Ph.D. Programme of the Department and report the matter to the University Research Degree Committee (URDC), as per University Ordinance-33. It consists of the Head of Department/Centre as Chairman and other faculties in the department.

Functions of DRDC/CRDC are as follows:

  • Allotment of Supervisor, Co-Supervisor, recording reasons for not admitting a candidate.
  • Recommendation for extension of time for submission of thesis
  • Recommendation to peruse a part of research outside the University
  • Approval of the Course Work
  • Assessment and Grading in Course Work
  • Monitoring the research progress of the candidate
  • Approval of Research plan proposal/language
  • Sanction of duty leave to the Ph.D. candidate
  • Assessment of Ph.D. work through pre-submission seminar
  • Maintaining the record of research paper publications of the candidate
  • 11 Recommendation of panel of experts for thesis evaluation
  • Assessment of revised thesis for satisfactory compliance, if any
  • Arrangement of Viva-voce in the absence of the supervisor
  • Recommendation to waive the Viva-voce

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is constituted for every research scholar admitted in PhD programme. The Committee would guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and to To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar. The committee shall have also have power to recommend the co-supervisor and cancellation of registration


  • To nurture the students for sustainable natural resource evaluation, development and management.
  • To conduct innovative and transformative research in the field of earth sciences.


  • To Deliver quality education
  • To provide innovative research
  • To prepare the next generation of geoscientist to conduct the extensive research for societal benefits.

  • Objectives of the Program :
    To nurture high quality trained manpower in Geosciences for solving real world problems and sustainable earth resources mapping and management.
  • Program Outcomes :
    The M.Sc. in Geology program in Central University of South Bihar, designed to enrich the practical and theatrical understanding of students, to develop the overall skill for earth resources mapping and management. The program will help to solve the real world problems in the field of earth science and it’s also providing the opportunities of employability. After completing two years Program in Geology its helps students for success as a Geologist, Geochemist, Geophysicist and Hydrogeologist in many government sector, public sector, private sector, NGO, as consultant and research organizations etc.
  • Eligibilitym :
    Bachelor's degree in Geology from any recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks for General / OBC candidates and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Intake : 45
  • Objectives of the Program:
The Ph.D. programme is designed to nurture bright scholars to impart high quality research in the field of earth sciences under the supervision of specialized faculty members of the university. The main objectives of the PH.D. Program are

  • To motivate the students to conduct research in close relation to sustainable development of earth resources and its management.
  • To encourage the students to conduct multi-disciplinary research in the field of Geology.
  • To provide research and educational opportunities in solving complex problems related to Earth Sciences for societal benefit.

b. Program Outcomes:
  • Ensure capability to perform research by applying scientific research methodology and place the results in a broader context
  • Develop a research-ethical attitude.
  • Ensure capacity to conceive, adapt and develop an independent investigation that meet the requirements embraced by international academic standards;
  • To develop the capacity to communicate the results of research work to other geologists, academic community and society
  • Development of skills for self-learning, practical application of theoretical knowledge, work on interdisciplinary problems.

c. Eligibility:
M.Sc. or MSc (tech)in Geology, M. Tech. Applied Geology & M.Sc./ M.Tech. in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technology, P.G. pertaining inter- & intra-disciplinary subject with 55% in aggregate or its equivalent Grade B in UGC 7-point scale. A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55 to 50% or equivalent relaxation of Grade for SC/ST/OBC(Non creamy layer)/Differently abled candidates.

  • Lab facility
  • The department is equipped with
  • Research labs
  • Petrology lab
  • Remote Sensing & GIS lab
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology lab
  • Micropaleontology lab
  • Groundwater Quality and Modeling lab
  • Project
  • Specific Research Areas
  • Research Publications


E-Resources for Courses


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Course Assessment Design - MSc

  1. Semester –I
  2. Semester –II
  3. Semester –III
  4. Semester-IV




Department Of Geology

  • Present Head
HOD Name Period Contact Image
Prof. Dhirendra Kumar Pandey Contact : 0631-2229-
Email : dhirendrap@cusb.ac.in
  • Former Heads
  1. Nil
Office Staff Email Id Contact Image
Manish Kumar manishraj@cub.ac.in +91 9122446390