DEPARTMENT OF MARINE GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS

SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES, LAKESIDE CAMPUS, FINE ARTS AVENUE, CUSAT

Academic / Research Programs

CUSAT was the first University in the Country to start a full-fledged post graduate programme in Marine Geology in the year 1976, taking into account the global advancement in general and national needs in particular in the field of Marine Geosciences. A three year M.Sc.(Tech) programme in Marine Geophysics was subsequently introduced in 1992 as a logical extension to the existing Marine Geology programme, which has now been restructured into a 2-year M.Sc. programme in Marine Geophysics. Both the programmes are complementary in nature and have been designed to aim at the development of manpower in the field of applied geology and geophysics with a special emphasis on off shore areas with a view to cater the needs of various research institutions and survey organizations as well as private companies engaged in oil and mineral exploration, sea bed surveys, remote sensing and groundwater prospecting etc.

Theoretical knowledge acquired through these two academics programs gets reinforced through the practical exposure. The students get extensive practical knowledge through an exclusive three to four months project work during the final semeseter in esteemed organizations such as National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), Geological Survey of India (GSI), National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), National Center for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) etc., which provide them with a good academic exposure to become true Marine Geologists and Marine Geophysicists.