Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Dean Prof. K. Veeraiah
College University College of Science
Established Year 1985
Head of the Department Dr. Ponnekanti Joseph Ratnakar
Telephone No. 0863-2346285 Ext.-166
Ph.D awards 6
MPhil awards 9
Courses Offered M.Sc. Geology, M.Phil, Ph.D
Sanctioned Intake 18


The Department of Geology was established in 1985 in Acharya Nagarjuna University campus. It is guided by an objective to impart good quality of education in M.Sc Geology course and promote research activities in different thrust areas of Geology. The faculty equipped themselves with recent trends. The pursuits of research work of the faculty related to Petrology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing and other Environmental issues. The students going out with their degrees from this department are settled in well established organizations. Currently the department is offering M.Sc.; M.Phil, and Ph.D programs. The Department has good Museum and laboratory with petrological microscopes, remote sensing equipment, sedimentological, analytical and field equipment. Students had been training with weekly field trips and survey. Good number of prescribed and reference text books are purchased/collected and made available in the department and Central Libraries. National and International journals are subscribed by the Central Library. The students and teachers maintain friendly relation and have personal counseling by teachers in the department.

Particulars of Teaching staff

Name of the teacher Designation Qualification
Dr. Ponnekanti Joseph Ratnakar Associate Profersor M.Sc, Ph.D
Dr. P.V. Nageswara Rao Assistant Professor (temporary) M.Sc., PhD
Dr. P. SARATH BABU Guest Faculty M. SC., B.Ed., 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    
Most of the students leaving the department with cent percent results as well as first class with distinction. Students placed in the organizations like GSI, NGRI, SCCL, APMG, APGWD, APMDC and ONGC. Most of the students settled in the MNC and other private mining, oil drilling and granite industries. Considerable strength of students were also secured their jobs in the geospatial technology field as soft professionals. The department has organizing geological exhibitions for creating awareness about the natural resources and natural disasters. The department striving not only for imparts subjects knowledge but also moldfies the behavior of the students. Organization of campus interviews is also one of the parts of department vision.