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 department presently conducts a Non-Conventional Course in "Applications of Remote Sensing And Areal Photography in Geology".

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 Dr.M.M.Ibrampurkar has qualified SET while Prof.M.M Mayekar has qualified NET. Dr.M.M.Ibrapurkar has Completed PhD at Earth Science Department, Goa University in Nov 2012. 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), Miss Shilpa Khandolkar (2008),Ms. Shruti Bandaru(2009 -10), Ms. Nessa D’Mello(2010 -11), Mr.Paritosh Raut(2011 – 12), Ms. Shweta Shekhar(2012 – 13), Ms. Nicole Sequeira(2013 – 14) and Ms. Reshma Mandrekar(2014 - 15) 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.

No. of Teaching : 06 (03 – full time, 02 – Lecture Basis & 01 – Contract Basis for FC & EE Subjects)
No. of Administrative staff : 03
No. of seminars / conferences organized : 01
No. of Research Projects completed :
Major Projects: 02
Minor Projects: -

Faculty Profile

Name of Faculty/Qualification : Avdut G Agshikar, M.Sc. Geology
Designation : Associate Professor
Teaching experience : 36 years
Email ID : avdhut1055@gmail.com


Name of Faculty/Qualification : D. S. Parab, MSc Geology, SET
Designation : Associate Professor
Teaching experience : 19 years
Email ID : dinanathparab@yahoo.com
Name of Faculty/Qualification : Dr. Manoj M. Ibrampurkar, M.Sc. Geology, Ph.D. in Hydrogeology, SET
Designation : Assistant Professor
Teaching experience : 13 years
Email ID : manojgeo123@yahoo.co.in
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Name of Faculty/Qualification : Raghav Rajaram Gadgil, MSc. (CSIR-NET, AIR22)
Designation : Assistant Professor
Teaching experience : 5 years
Email ID : ragsraga@gmail.com/geology.raghav@unigoa.ac.in


Name of Faculty/Qualification : Ms. Rhythm A. Warik, M. Sc. Geology, NET
Designation : Assistant Professor
Teaching experience : 2 years
Email ID : warikrhythm@gmail.com


Name of Faculty/Qualification : Dr. Ratnaprabha R. Siraswar, Ph.D (Marine Science)
Designation : Assistant Professor
Teaching experience : 1 years
Email ID : ratna.siraswar@gmail.com

NON - TEACHING STAFF

Name : Shri. Thanu R. Gaude
Designation : Laboratory Assistant.
Name : Shri.Prakash L.Naik
Designation : Laboratory Attendant.
Name : Ms.Trunali T. Sawant
Designation : Laboratory Attendant.

DEPARTMENTAL ASSETS

Museum cum laboratory

The Department of Geology has a ‘Geological Museum’ with a massive collection of 285 rocks, 168 minerals and 53 fossil specimens. It has a well equipped laboratory.

 

Equipment

The Department has following equipment.

  1. Petrological microscopes – 18 .
  2. Resistivity meter – 1 .
  3. Water Analysis kit – 1 .
  4. Clinometers – 20 .
  5. Stereoscopes - 30

Departmental Library: -

—The Department has its own library with 339 books which caters to the needs of the staff and students. Ex-staff members and alumni have donated 252 books which are being frequently referred by staff and students.

 

Equipment

 

 

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Resistivity Meter

 

 

Minerals and Rocks

 

 

 

 

Shells and Fossils

 

 

 

Mineral thin section under microscope

 

 

 

 

Rock thin section under microscope

 

 

 

OBJECTIVES OF DEPARTMENT

  • —Overall improvement of student attendance for lectures and practicals.
  • —Organization of events of significance to the subject and community.
  • —Improvement of examination results of students.
  • —Encouragement of upgradation of teachers’ competencies.
  • —Undertaking remedial teaching as and when required.

DEPARTMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards and Scholarships

  • The past pupils of this Department have instituted a Gold medal in honour of the founder of the Geology Department at Dhempe College, Prof. F. B. Antao at Goa University which is awarded to the student topping M.Sc. Examination in Earth Science every year.
  • An endowment scholarship has been instituted in this college for the student topping 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 Geology as major subject at T.Y.B.Sc.

 

Excellence in Academics

The Department has been performing very well in T.Y.B.Sc. Examination conducted by Goa University securing nearly 100% results.

 

Academic Year Name of Toppers in Geology
2009 - 10 Ms. Shruti Bandaru
2010 - 11 Ms. Nessa D’Mello
2011 - 12 Mr. Paritosh Raut
2012 - 13 Ms. Shweta Shekhar
2013 - 14 Ms. Nicole Sequeira
2014 - 15 Ms. Reshma Mandrekar

 

 

 

T.Y.B.SC. GEOLOGY RESULT ANALYSIS (2010-11 to 2014-15).

Academic Year D F S P F* Passing%
2010 – 11 3 9 - - - 100%
2011 – 12 8 2 4 - 1 93.33%
2012 – 13 9 2 1 0 1 92.30%
2013 – 14 6 8 4 1 2 90.47%
2014 – 15 5 4 2 1 - 100%
D: -Distinction, F: - First Class, S: - Second Class, P: - Pass Class, F*: - Fail

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. M. M. Ibrampurkar has been awarded Ph.D. (Earth Science) by Goa University in November, 2012  for his Thesis entitled, ‘HYDROLOGICAL AND HYDOGEOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF MHADEI RIVER WATERSHED – IN GOA AND KARNATAKA’. This Thesis has been submitted to the Water Resources department , Government of Goa , for defending case on Mhadei River water dispute.

 

Research Publications

Research Papers Published

  1. Ibrampurkar, M. M. and Chachadi , A. G. (2012), Hydrogeological assessment of mountains Mhadei river watershed – Western ghats region. International Journal of Earth Sciences and engineering , Vol. 5 (1), pp. 95 – 103.
  2. Ibrampurkar, M. M. and Chachadi , A. G. (2012) , Long - term rainfall analysis and run – off estimation in the Mhadei River basin – A mountainous interstate watershed of Goa . Gondwana Geological Magazine, pp. 465 -479.
  3. Modassir , Y. , Ibrampurkar , M.M. , Virginkar , V. D. and Jyai , R. N. (2015) , Geochemical analysis of groundwater in Mhadei River watershed , Goa , India. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, 7(1), 13 – 21.
  4. —Ibrampurkar, M. M. (2014), Estimation of soil infiltration rates in Mhadei River watershed in Goa. VDER Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, Vol.1, pp21-24.

 

Research Papers Presented

  1. Ibrampurkar , M. M. and Chachadi , A. G. (2012) , A new approach to delineate groundwater potential zones in unconfined lateritic aquifers – A case study in Goa , India. Presented at the 5th International Ground Water Conference held at Aurangabad , Maharashtra.
  2. Ibrampurkar , M. M. and Chachadi , A. G. (2013) , Impact assessment of surface water retention structures on groundwater domain of Mhadei River watershed. In Proceedings of Seminar organized by Chowgule College of Arts and Science ,Margao, Goa.
  3. Ibrampurkar , M. M. and Fernandes , O. A. (2005) , Variation in major ion chemistry of massive laterite capping the tablelands in Goa’. Presented at Seminar on ‘A review of Remote Sensing and GIS projects carried out in Goa’ organized by Dhempe college of Arts and Science , Miramar.

 

 

Seminars/Conferences, Workshops attended (2010 -11 to 2014 -15)

Sr No. Name of the Staff Number of ‘Seminars/Conferences, Workshops attended
1. Shri Avdhut G. Agshikar Ten
2. Shri. Dinanath S. Parab Seven
3. Dr. Manoj M. Ibrampurkar Eleven
4. Ms. Magnolia A. Miranda Fifteen
5. Shri Mahesh M. Mayekar Four

 

Non – conventional course conducted

  • The Department was first to conduct the non-conventional course in ‘Remote Sensing and GIS’ which was started in June 2000.
  • Long term non – conventional course ‘Applications of Remote Sensing and Aerial Photography in Geology’ since April 2014.

 

Participation in Extra curricular activities.

  • Besides academics all the faculty members are actively associated with extra curricular activities conducted by the College.
  • Prof. A. G. Agshikar , convener of Discipline and Canteen Committees, in charge of Anti – ragging committee.
  • Prof. D. S. Parab., conveners of NAAC criteria –IV , Infrastructure and Maintenance and Student’s Council Election.
  • Dr. M. M. Ibrampurkar , convener of Examination committee.

 

GUEST LECTURES ORGANIZED

Sr No. Name & Organisation Date Topic
1. Mr. Arsenal Dias
Schlumberger , Brazil
16th January, 2013. Career opportunities in petroleum industry.
2. Ms. Archana Shejwalkar
University of Victoria , Canada
15th February, 2013. Chemical evaluation and thermal structure of the oceanic lithospheric mantle.
3. Mr. Rakesh Rao
Film maker and scientific photographer
4th December, 2013 A journey to Antarctica
4. Mr. Smitesh S. Talawadekar
Terra Hydrotech Solution
8th January, 2014 Water Resource Management and scope in Hydrology
5. Prof. (Ms.) Meghana S. Devli
Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science, Margoa, Goa
23rd July, 2014 Scope of Gemmology

 

Guest Lectures

 

 

Our faculty as Guest lecturers

Dr. M. M. Ibrampurkar delivered a talk on Geology for Five–Day Science Popularization Programme for students organized by Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) at Goa Science Centre on 16th December 2014.

Dr. M. M. Ibrampurkar worked as Resource Expert for one day consultative workshop and delivered a talk on ‘Regional Water Scenario – challenges and innovative solutions’ organized by The Energy and Research Institute at the Goa International Centre, Dona Paula on 17th December 2014.

 

Major Research Project

Title of the Project : Environmental Impact Assessment of Ground Water Quality of Mhadei River Basin with respect to Microbiological , Chemical and Geological Parameters.
Duration : 3 years
Funding Agency : University Graants Commission
Total Grant Sanctioned : Rs.12,47,058/-
Name of Principal Investigator : Dr . (Mrs.) Yasmin Modassir.
Names of Co – Investigators :

Mrs. Varsha Virginkar (Chemistry Department)

Dr. Manoj Ibrampurkar (Geology Department)
Mrs. Suchana Amonkar (Zoology Department)

Name of Research Assistant : Ms. Arati M. Rane Sardessai.

 

 

Members of professional bodies

Prof. A.G. Agshikar HoD

  • —Member of Board of studies in Earth’s Science.
  • —Member of Local Managing Committee of Dempo Charities Trust.
  • —Founder and life member of Geological society of Goa.
  • —Life member of Goa Cricket Association which is affiliated to BCCI.

 

Prof D. S. Parab

  • —Member of Board of studies in Earth’s Science.
  • —Founder and life member of Geological society of Goa.
  • —Member of Academic Council, Goa University.

 

Dr. M.M. Ibrampurkar

  • —Member of Board of studies in Earth’s Science.
  • —Founder and life member of Geological society of Goa.
  • —Life member of Indian Association of Hydrologists.
  • —Life member of Association of Friends of Astronomy.
  • —Life member of Goa Vidnyan Parishad.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Eight SY & TYBSc Geology students participated in ‘Terra 13, an intercollegiate event organized by St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai on 12th and 13th December , 2013. Our students won several prizes in individual events.

S.Y. and T.Y. Geology students participated in the annual Geology event ‘Nebula’ organized by the Department of Geology, Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao – Goa which was held on 23rd and 24th January, 2015.

 

Prize winners in the various events

 

Sr No. Name of Students Place Event
1. Gandha U. B. Talaulikar
Suzanne C. Fernandes
First Spelling
2. Anmol N. Naik Second Photography
3. Anmol N. Naik
Reshma R. Naik
Jeremy Botelho
Third Quiz
4. Anmol N. Naik
Erin Viegas
Walsh Fernandes
Third Video
5. Jeremy Botelho
Anmol N. Naik
Third Ex - Tempo