Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal

Department of Geology

In 2018, the Department of Geology was established in Prithvi Narayan Campus to run the Bachelor of Science in Geology (B.Sc. in Geology).

Geology is the study of the Earth. Geoscientistslearn about the earth past, present, and futureby studying the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, they investigate how rocks were formed and what has happened to them since their formation. Geology is the branch of science that deals with the earth, origin, distribution and development of earth materials.

There are numerous branches of geology. Geologists works as Structural Geologist, who is concerned with rock deformation on both a large and a small scale, Paleontologists, who study fossils, Petroleum Geologists, who explore the Earth for oil and gas deposits, Geophysicists, who use the principles of physics to learn about the Earth’s surface and interior, Stratigraphers, who study stratified rock, and Engineering Geologist, who work in the areas of groundwater, environmental site planning and natural hazards, geomechanics and geotechnics, Mineralogists, who study the structure and composition of minerals.

Geologist or Geoscientists typically do the following:
• Plan and carry out field studies, in which geologist visit locations to collect samples and conduct surveys.
• Analyze aerial photographs, well logs (detailed records of geologic formations found during drilling), rock samples, and other data sources to locate deposits of natural resources and estimate their size.
• Conduct laboratory tests on samples collected in the field.
• Make geologic maps, cross sections and charts.
• Prepare written scientific reports.
• Present their findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties.

Geologists work:
a. In the resource industry, including mineral exploration and mining, and exploring for and extracting sources of energy.
b. Do hazard assessment and mitigation (e.g., assessment of risks from slope failures (landslide), earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions).
c. Study the nature of the subsurface for construction projects such as highways, tunnels, and bridges.
d. Use information about the subsurface for water supply planning, development, and management and decide how best to contain contaminants from waste.
e. Geologists also do the research that makes practical applications of geology possible.

Geology degrees help students learn about the Earth and sharpen skills that employers seek. The Department of Geology has been conducting fieldwork in Malekhu, Dhading District, Butwaland Mashyam, Palpa District to train the students enrolled in Bachelor’s degree in Geology, respectively, for 17 days and 28 days according to the course implemented by Tribhuvan University. As the students develop an in-depth knowledge of the Earth, students will gain hands-in experience with geoscience laboratory techniques, field methods, and modelling techniques used to analyse Earth processes.

How are the job prospects?

Geology is one of the most interdisciplinary sciences. So, there are a lot of ways that geology majors can apply their degrees.

You can major in Earth Sciences!
• Students who are in interested in how earth works.
• Students who wants to participate in innovative research that impact the society.
• Students who like to apply math and science skill to complex problems.
• Students who wants a challenging and rewarding career.
• Students who may have had an experience with geoscience through their personal connections.

The Department of Geology Faculty Members Directory:

S. No. Name Title Administrative
1Durga Khatiwada Lecturer Program Coordinator
2 Nawaraj Parajuli Lecturer
3 Ishwor Adhikari Adjunct Faculty
4 Nawraj Sapkota Adjunct Faculty
5 Rajendra Chhetri Adjunct Faculty
6 Sunita Puri Adjunct Faculty