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DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY

Department Profile Teaching Staff Non-Teaching Staff Departmental Activities Departmental Achievement

DEPARTMENT PROFILE


The Department of Geology was established in June 1963 in the present institution by Prof.Frank B. Antao who headed the department till 1998. Some of the senior teacher who have served this department include Prof.A.M.Nadkarni, Prof.R.P.Gurav, (both of them retired) Prof.A.G.Agshikar,Prof.D.S.Parab, Prof. M.M.Ibrampurkar who are currently senior teachers in the Department while the Department lost a dynamic teacher Prof.O.A.Fernandes. who suddenly expired to 27th July 2008 at the age of 46 after serving the department for 23 years.

The Department of Geology has a Geological “Museum” with a massive collection of rocks, minerals and fossil specimens. The Department is the headquarters of the “Geological Society of Goa”.

The Department was first to conduct the non-conventional course in “Remote Sensing and GIS” which was started in June 2000. The Department has also conducted “Orientation workshop in Geology for the School Teachers” in collaboration with state Institution of Education.

The past pupils of this Departments have instituted a Gold medal in honour of the founder Prof.F.B.Antao at Goa University and is awarded to the student topping M.Sc. Part II Examination in Earth science every year. An endowment scholarship has been instituted in this college for the student sopping B.Sc.in Geology Prof. A.G.Agshikar has instituted a scholarship in memory of his late parents and is awarded to the S.Y.B.Sc. student scoring highest marks in Geology and continuing with major in T.Y.B.Sc.

The Department caters to the needs of the students by issuing Geology books from the department library, Ex-staff member like Prof.R.P.Gurav. late Prof.O.A.Fernandes have donated many books which are being frequently referred.

Teaching in Geology is not confined only to the four walls of the Class rooms but the staff members take the students out to visit different areas in the state as well the neighboring states to become familiar with different geological aspect. Conducting field trip is mandatory part of our curriculum.

Our department staff Prof.D.S.Parab and Prof.M.M.Ibrampurkar has qualified SET while Prof.(Ms.) M.A.Miranda has qualified NET Prof.M.M.Ibrapurkar have registered for PhD at Earth Science Department, Goa University in Jan 2007. The department has been performing exceedingly well in T.Y.B.Sc. Examination conducted by Goa University securing 100% results. Our students Mr.Tukaram Parab (2006, Miss Yogita Bakhale (2007) and Miss Shilpa Khandolkar (2008) have secured 1st rank in Geology at Goa University.

Besides academics all the faculty members of these departments are actively associated with extra curricular activities conducted by the College.

OPPORTUNITIES IN GEOLOGY

Geology is the study of the Earth. It deals with the materials, processes, systems and resources of the Earth. It is the core discipline of Earth Science and is used in the exploration of minerals, metals and energy resources. A career in Geology is both exciting and demanding. The subject offers job opportunities in various important fields such as Oil Explorations and production, Mining Industry, Hydrology Seismology, Volcanology, Marine Geology, Structural Geology and Remote Sensing etc.

After successful completion of B.Sc in Geology a student can opt for higher studies like M.Sc. (offered at the Goa University or any other University in India or abroad) and M.Tech ( at IIT’S ) or chose specialized course like Petroleum Geology (Pune), Mining Geology (Dhanbad), Gemmology (at Mumbai or Jaipur), Remote Sensing (at Dehradun) etc. Government agencies such as Geological survey of India and Central Ground water Board are the largest employers of Geologist in India.

Our students are employed in leading Oil producing MNCs such as Schlumberger, Shell, Baker, Hughes, Reliance, ONGC etc while other have joined leading Mining companies like Sesa Goa, Salgaocars, NMDC, CIL, etc. A few are working in Research institution like NIO, DST & E, NCAOR yet others have joined teaching profession.

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TEACHING STAFF














Name: :Prof.Avdut G Agshikar.
Designation :Associate Professor.
Qualification :M.Sc. Geology
Teaching experience :32 Years
Areas of interest :Geology


Name: :Prof.D.S.Parab.
Designation :Associate Professor.
Qualification :M.Sc. Geology,SET
Teaching experience :16 Years
Areas of interest :Geology





Name: :Prof.Manoj M.Ibrampurkar
Designation :Assistant Professor.
Qualification :M.Sc. Geology,SET
Teaching experience :9 Years
Areas of interest :Geology



Name: :Prof.(Ms.)Magnolia A Miranda
Designation :Assistant Professor.
Qualification :M.Sc. Geology,NET
Teaching experience :2 Years
Areas of interest :Geology



Name: :Prof. Raghav R. Gadgil.
Designation :Assistant Professor.
Qualification :M.Sc. Geology,NET
Teaching experience :Appointed for the Academic year (2012-13).
Areas of interest :Geology



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NON-TEACHING STAFF





Name : Mr. Thanu R. Gaude
Designation : Laboratory Assistant.
Educational Qualification: M.Sc.(chemistry)
Experience : 3 Years
Areas of interest : Geology


Name : Mr.Ramdas P.Kerkar.
Designation : Laboratory Attendant.
Educational Qualification:
Experience : 40 Years
Name : Mr.Pramod Dhuri.
Designation : Laboratory Attendant.
Educational Qualification: XII Pass
Experience : 5 Years
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DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Prof.D.S.Parab (HOD) Geology Participated in two-day National level Seminar on “Climate change” organized by Department of Physics, Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar,Panaji,Goa and sponsored by Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India.
  2. Prof.D.S.Parab has participated in two day workshop on “Nuclear Energy:- Benefits and Safety Aspect” organized by Department of Chemistry,Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar,Panaji,Goa.
  3. Prof.D.S.Parab. attended a week long workshop on “Research Methedololgy “ organized by Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar,Panaji,Goa.
  4. Prof. A.G. Agshikar participated and chaired in the two day National level seminar on “Climate change” organized by Department of Physics, Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar, Panaji, Goa and sponsored by Ministry of Earth Science, Government of India, New Delhi held on 20th & 21st July 2011.
  5. Prof.A.G.Agshikar has participated in two-day workshop on “Nuclear energy:- Benefits and safety Aspect” on 9th and 10th September 2011 at NIO, Dona Paula-Goa. This workshop was conducted by Department t of Chemistry, Dhempe College of Arts & Science and Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists and sponsored by DAE-BRNS & NIO.
  6. Prof.A.G.Agshikar worked as Convener of Golden Jubilee souvenir committee.The souvenir was released on 23rd February 2012 by the Chairman DCT at a special function held at Kala Academy.
  7. Prof.A.G.Agshikar has been appointed as member of Board of Studies of Earth’s Science of Goa University for period of two years with effect from 01-03-2012
  8. Prof.Ms)M.A.Miranda has been appointed as Assistant Programme Officer of the NSS unit of our College. She has also helped in organizing 7 day residential special camp.
  9. Prof.(Ms) M.A.Miranda participated in a seminar on health care services in Goa organized by Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics in association with Prof.Suhas Mulay Smriti Pratishthan.
  10. Prof.(Ms) M.A.Miranda attended a week long workshop on Research Methodology.
  11. Ex- staff member Prof.(Ms).S.V.Khandolkar has participated in two day National Seminar on Climate change organized Dept of Physics, Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar,Panaji,Goa.
  12. Ex- staff member Prof.(Ms)Glancia Q.Fernances has presented a paper at the National level seminar on Modern and Palaeo Sediments : Implication to Climate, Water Resource and Environmental changes at the XXVIII Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentalogist at the Jawaharalal Nehru University, New Delhi, (24th to 26 Nov 2011) on the topic “Characteristics and sources of sedimentary components in a core from the Central Indian Ocean Basin”
  13. Ex- staff member Prof.(Ms) Glancia Q Fernandes has participated in two day National Seminar on “Climate Change”, organized by Department of Physics, Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar, Panaji,Goa.
  14. Besides completing our regular academic curriculum, conducting fieldtrips, project works, ISAs and other assessment work. All the members of the Geology Department actively participated in other activities like college Elections, NSS, Creations, Founder’s Day Celebration and are very much associated with various committee formed during the year 2011-12 for the celebration of Golden Jubilee year for the Institution.
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DEPARTMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Achievements of the Geology Department

  1. The Department of Geology at Dhempe College is the headquarters of the Geological Society of Goa. Many of the members are past students and are professionals working in International Oil Exploration Companies and in the Mining Industry. Some members are Scientists and others teach Geology.
  2. Among our outstanding students in professional careers are Mr.Rajshekar Kudupali, General Manager, Mining & Business Development, EMAMI Group, Mr. Arsenal Dias, Mr. Anirudh Sathe, Mr. Prakash Joshi, Sr.Manager & Agent, V.S.Dempo & Co.; Mr. G. Kanekar, Huge Martin D’Silva, Glenn Kalavampara,
  3. Several of the past students are Scientists at National Institute of Oceanography and the State Department of Science, Technology and Environment which includes the State Remote Sensing Center. They include Dr. F. Almeida (ret.), Dr. B.G. Wagle (ret.), Dr. Anthony Mascarenhas and Andrew Menezes (all N.I.O.) Joseph R. D’Souza and Dr. Mohan Girap (State Dept. of Science, Technology & Envt.)
  4. In the field of Academics past pupils include Prof. A.G. Dessai, retired Professor and Head of Department of Earth Science, Goa University; late Dr. P.S. Raikar, Reader; Dr. Anthony Viegas, Associate Professor,Dept. of Earth Science, Goa University;Dr. D.B. Arolker, Principal V.N.S. Bandekar College, Mapusa.
  5. Late Prof.Orlando Fernandes in collaboration with Dr. Mike Widdowson of the British Open University has published two research papers in reputed Journals (Mineralogical Magazine and the Journal of Petrology).
  6. In the past few years students of the college have successfully qualified for national level entrance tests at I.I.T. Powai and Petrotech P.G. Course at Wadia college Pune.
  7. In the past eight years T.Y.BSc. Students have completed projects which included geological mapping, geomorphology, hydrology, petrology and geochemistry, besides preparing a catalogue of museum Specimens.
  8. The Students of the Geology Department Participated and won the Second place in an inter collegiate event for students of Geology –“NEBULA” organized by the Geology Department of Smt.Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science.
  9. Ex- staff member Prof.Prof.S.V.Khandolkar presented a research paper on “Morphometric Analysis of Sal River Basin” in an national Seminar on Application of GIS techniques in water management, organized by Pune University.
  10. Ex- staff member Prof.Prof.(Ms) G.Q.Fernandes. presented a paper at the National level seminar on “Modern and Palaeo-Sediments: organized by Indian Association of Sedimentololgist at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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