Department of Geological Sciences was established in 1986 as to understand the planet Earth as well as its resources & environment and to produce adequate number of effective and efficient manpower in the field of geosciences with the objectives of offering Honours courses in Geological Sciences, and specialized post-graduate courses leading to post-graduate Diploma, Master of Science (M.S) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); conducting research and development in some special areas of Geological Sciences appropriate to the need of the country; and providing short term training courses to cater to the needs of different concerned organizations.
The latest lay out of the courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Honours in Geological Sciences is designed to equip the students with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge. Courses for Master of Science (M.S.) degree equip the students to become specialists in particular areas of geological sciences. The medium of instruction of this department under the faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is English.