This course is designed to understand the geological mapping techniques in the field. The main goal of this subject is to acquire the fundamental geological field skill of mapping. The course emphasizes the basic skills essential to identify rocks according to different aspects, correlation & features also to locate yourself in the field and make essential field observations and measurements. The geological field build confidence and practical knowledge in the students to elaborate geological structures in the field during their field survey, which will give them more energy for the future. As geology is the subject of field and to explore the earth which is not possible without fieldwork. During the first two years, students will perform about two weeks of fieldwork. It will lead to becoming familiar with major rocks and basic geological mapping techniques. Each field trip will be followed by report writing and Viva Voce / Evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To guide the students in learning the use of field equipment and data acquisition and preparation of geological maps and cross-sections.
  2. To help the students to get knowledge about various structures, features and other processes occurring in the field.
  3. Text Books:

  4. Compton, R. R. (1985). Geology in the Field. New York: Wiley.
  5. Freeman, T. (2009). Procedures in field geology. USA: John Wiley & Sons.
  6. Coe, A. L. (Ed.). (2010). Geological field techniques. USA: John Wiley & Sons.
  7. Lambert, D. (2006). The field guide to geology. New York: Infobase Publishing.
  8. Barnes, J. W., & Lisle, R. J. (2013). Basic geological mapping. USA: John Wiley & Sons.
  9. Lahee, F. H. (1961). Field Geology. USA: McGraw-Hill.
  10. Course Start Date: January 13, 2020

    Course End Date:   May 08, 2020

    Class Timing

    Monday        11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

    Tuesday       11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

    Thursday      12:00 AM- 01:00 PM

    Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

    Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

    Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

    Final exam: 50

Course Material