From the Desk of the Head

It gives me immense pleasure to introduce to you the "Department of Earth and Environmental Science", KSKV Kachchh University, Bhuj. The Department has maintained a vibrant atmosphere of teaching and research since its inception. The main strength of the Department is it's the well qualified and highly distinguished faculties. The Department also has several laboratories and equipments for carrying out teaching and research. The syllabi of the courses offered are periodically upgraded in line with the guidelines provided by UGC and also the current trends and needs. This is reflected in the large number of students qualifying in NET, GATE and other competitive examinations. The students also get placement regularly in several reputed government and private organizations. Geology and Environmental Science has always been an attention-grabbing and enthralling subjects, it attracts students in large numbers from all over India. For students opting the subject, we have adopted the modern techniques of teaching and knowledge dispersion. Also Field based practical knowledge is given priority. The Department has well equipped laboratories with sophisticated instruments, lecture rooms with audio-visual facilities and computer room with internet facility for staff and students. Specialised laboratories with advanced instruments include Sedimentology lab, Geochemistry lab, Remote Sensing lab, Advanced Optical lab, Micropalaeontology lab, Molecular Ecotoxicological lab and Core Repository. The Department also abodes a state of art Geological Museum housing samples of from various type section from Kachchh and India. The Department is known for producing high quality research publications in reputed national and international journals and also presented by faculties and research students in various national and international scientific conferences. All staff members have excellent academic credentials and are recognized for guiding research students. Some of the staff members possess very high citation index, a reflection of the high quality research being carried out in the Department.

Dr. M.G. Thakkar

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