Department of Geology
About Us

Geology – Illuminates the past, sustains the present and promotes the future.

The Department of PG Studies and Research in Geology is one of the prestigious departments of MES Ponnani College. The department was established in the year 1978 as an undergraduate department with the introduction of B.Sc. Geology Programme. The year 1981 marked the passing out of the first B.Sc. batch with meritorious achievements, holding first rank at the University level. After twenty years, the department was upgraded as a Post Graduate department during the year 1998 with the introduction of M.Sc. Applied Geology Programme. With two teachers – Dr. K Gopalakrishna and Dr. V A Ayisha - having obtained in-service Ph.D., Degree, the Department was elevated to the status of a research centre in Geology of the University of Calicut in the year 2008.  The faculty and the department as a whole is extensively participating in social out-reach and extension programmes. So far, the faculty members successfully completed a number of major and minor research projects funded by UGC, KSCSTE, DST, DoECC etc. During the last four decades, the department was committed to imparting high-quality education related to Earth and Environmental Sciences. The department also conducts quality research on socially and academically relevant aspects. The mission of the department is to: (a) develop geologists, who are competent enough to shoulder global and national responsibilities, (b) inculcate research aptitude among the students, and (c) reach out the society to solve the issues of geological concern. In order to update and bridge the knowledge gap, the department frequently conducts national as well as regional level seminars, symposium and workshops.


To develop geologists, who are competent enough to shoulder national and global responsibilities


To reach out the society to solve the issues of geological concern such as natural resource management, natural disaster mitigation and  climate change adaptation

To inculcate research aptitude among the students