Faculty Natural Sciences
Dean Prof. G. Simhachalam
College University College of Science
Established Year 1985
Head of the Department Dr. P. J. Ratnakar
Telephone No. 0863-2346287
Ph.D awards 19
MPhil awards 12
Courses Offered M.Sc. & Ph.D
Sanctioned Intake 18


The department Geology established for academic programs in Acharya Nagarjuna University in 1985 has taken up a post-graduation programme and Ph.D research programs. The specific significance and uniqueness of M.Sc Geology course designed here is that the highest emphasis is given to the important thrust areas of subject, namely- Remote sensing, GIS and GPS, Gemology, Petroleum exploration, Hydrogeological and environmental aspects, apart from covering the basic traditional subjects. The existing faculty has specializations in these areas and having good research experience and teaching as well working in those directions. A dedicated and sound knowledge with skills, the faculty is meant for that striving in fulfilling the goals of the programs. The course curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated recognizing the dynamic trends. As a result, the outgoing student is able directly either to establish a firm/institution on his own and/or being gets appointed by number of organizations like Geological Survey of India (GSI), ONGC, IBM, AMD, NMDC, MECL, Coal India, and State Mining and Ground water Departments.

Particulars of Teaching staff

Name of the teacher Designation Qualification
Dr.P. J. Ratnakar Associate Profersor M.Sc, Ph.D
Dr. P.V. Nageswara Rao Assistant Professor (Contract) M.Sc., PhD
Dr. P. SARATH BABU Guest Faculty M.Sc., B.Ed. Ph.D.
Dr. Israel Cherukuri Guest Faculty M.Sc., Ph.D

Details of MOU

University /Institute/Industry MOU entered
Date of signing of MOU
Purpose of MOU
Pokarna Minerals Limited, Hyderabad
Training of students in the exploration and find out the good quality dimension stone.
AP Groundwater Department, 4C Diamond Testing Laboratory, Hyderabad
Students are exposed to the groundwater exploration and drilling activities Training in the laboratory to assess the quality of gem stones
Research Activities    
Ground Water. Remote Sensing. GIS. Mineralogy. Petrology. Economic Geology. Structural Geology. Geochemistry.
Academic Achievements    
Every year Students are obtained to get ONGC Scholarships and State Government Prathibha Puraskar.


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