Department of
 Applied Geophysics

About The Department

The Department of Applied Geophysics was established during the International Geophysical Year in 1957. Since then, it has emerged as one of the premier Geophysics Departments in the country imparting quality teaching and research. The students get admitted through IIT-JEE, JAM, GATE and other competitive examinations at the national level. The department offers academic programmes leading to 3-Year M. Sc. Tech in Applied Geophysics, 5-Year Integrated M.Tech in Applied Geophysics, 2-Year M. Tech in Earthquake Science and Engineering and PhD degrees. The department annually admits 55 students in the M.Sc. Tech Programme, 21 in the Integrated M.Tech programme, 25 in the M.Tech programme and about 10 students in the Doctoral programme.
The department is well-equipped with state-of-the-art geophysical instruments encompassing mostly all geophysical disciplines. The department has a Seismological Observatory with a Broadband Recording facility and a number of laboratories, such as geophysical inversion, geophysical instrumentation, rock & petrophysics, seismic data processing, coal geophysics, global optimization & deep learning, remote sensing and gravity-magnetic.
A large number of geophysicists from this department occupy prestigious positions in national and international hydrocarbon industries, minerals industries, R&D sectors, and academic institutes around the world. The department is involved in different cutting-edge research areas, and currently, it has an ambitious plan to establish a few new centres of excellence in areas of Resource of Unconventional Hydrocarbon, Mineral Exploration, AI and Automation for natural resource and sustainability, Natural hazards and Mitigation, Early-Warning Systems for Earthquake/Tsunami prediction, and Exploration of Groundwater.


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Prof Sanjit Kumar Pal
Head of the Department
Email: agp@iitism.ac.in
Phone: +91-326-223-5272 (Off.)
FAX :+91-326-2296618 ,2296563
Phone: +91-326-223-5272 (Off.)
Indian Institute of Technology
(Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad,Dhanbad- 826004 ,Jharkhand, India

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