Infrastructure of the Department
 

The existing total floor area of the Department is 5,000 sq. ft. (approx.).  This space contains the following :

Sl. No Description No.
1.
Classrooms 5
2.
Geological Museum cum Lecture Hall 1
3.
Departmental Library 1
4.
Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory cum Computer Room 1
5.
Sedimentology Laboratory 1
6.
Geochemical Laboratory 1
7.
Ore Microscopy Laboratory 1
8.
Office cum Head of the Department’s Room 1
9.
Sitting Rooms for Faculty members 3
10.
Thin Section Preparation Room 1


The Infrastructure facility of the Department is given below:

 
(a) Laboratory;
(b) Library;
(e) Computer facility.
(c) Museum;
(d) Equipment, Instrumental facility & other assets.

 

LABORATORY

The Department is equipped with laboratory facilities in  (i) Optical Mineralogy (Microscopy etc.); (ii) Structural Geology; (iii) Mineralogy; (iv) Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology; (v) Geochemistry; (vi) Sedimentology (vii) Economic Geology (Ore Microscopy etc.); (viii) Palaeontology and   (ix) Remote Sensing & GIS.

 

LIBRARY

825 numbers of books and 495 numbers of journals are available in the Departmental Library. The Department has received a grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under its ‘Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST)’ programme. With this grant, a ‘DST-FIST Library’ has been established in this Department. So far 94 books have been acquired for this Library.

 

MUSEUM

The ‘Geological Museum’ of the Department contains a good collection of different rock & mineral (both rock forming & ore) specimens, fossil specimens, samples of different geological structures, Geomorphological & Structural models and Crystal models (both wooden & glass).

 

Equipment, Instrumental facility & other assets

Sl.No Items  
No
1.
Microscope with camera attachment
1
2.

Petrological Microscope
    (a) Student Model (Monocular)
    (b) Research Model (Binocular)


15
2
3.
Ore Microscope  
      (a) Student Model (Monocular)
2
      (b) Research Model (Binocular)
1
4.
Computer (PC)
13
5.
Plotter (A-0 size)
1
6.
Laser Printer (A-4 size Colour and B&W)  
3
7.
Inkjet Printer (A-3 size)  
1
8.
Dot Matrix Printer
1
9.
Scanner (A-4 size)
2
10.
CD Writer  
3
11.
Digital Camera 
1
12.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
2
13.
Rock Cutting Machine
1
14.
Polishing Machine 
1
15.
LCD
4
16.
Photo Slide Projector
1
17.
Over Head Projector   
3
18.
Thin Section Projector 
1
19.
Epidioscope
1
20.
Movie Projector
1
21.
Digital Curvimeter 
1
22.
Digital Planimeter
1
23.
Rotometer (Manual Curvimeter)  
2
24.
Mirror Stereoscope   
1
25
Pocket Stereoscope
7 pair
26.
Parallel Bar
1
27.
Survey of India Toposheet (1 : 50,000 scale)
82
28.
Survey of India Toposheet (1 : 63,360 scale)  
55
29.
Remote Sensing Digital Data
10cd
30.
Oven   
1
31.
Furnace  
1
32.
Balance  
4(2 not working condition)
33.
Sieving Machine
2
34.
De Ionizer
1
35.
Distilled Water Plant
1
36.
Refrigerator 
1(not working condition)
37.
Field Equipment  
      (a) Clinometer   
25
       (b) Brunton Compass   
5
      (c) Altimeter   
1
      (d) Pedometer 
1
      (e) Binocular 
6
      (e) Hammer, Pocket Lens etc.
30(approx)
38.
Survey Equipment    
      (a) Prismatic Compass 
10
      (b) Plane Table Survey Equipment 
4 set
39.
Full set of Photographic Equipment
1(not in working condition)

 

Computer Facility


With the financial assistance from DST, Govt. of India under its ‘Fund for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology in Higher Educational Institution (FIST)’ programme, a state of the art ‘Remote Sensing & GIS Laboratory’ has been established in this Department. In this laboratory, 5 (five) Computers (PC) are in Local Area Network (LAN) environment, which are connected to a Server, placed at Geography Department, Cotton College through fiber cable.

Up to date version of Geographic Information System (GIS) software like Arc View 8.3, Arc GIS Lab Kit and PC Arc Info 3.2 as well as Geometica Image Processing software 9.1 are loaded in the Server and can be accessed through these computers in LAN. Moreover, this laboratory is equipped with one A-0 size Plotter, one A-3 size Inkjet Printer, one A-4 size coloured Laser Printer, two CD Writer, Digital Planimeter, Digital Curvimeter and hand held Global Positioning System (GPS).        
          The Department has another two stand-alone Computer (PC) along with one A-4 size Laser Printer, two A-4 size Scanner and one Dot Matrix Printer procured from the UGC Grant under the equipment Head.  

 
Navigation
Infrastructure
Geoinformatics
Library
Photo Gallery
Website Team

       
 
 
   
Cotton University Geology Departmnet © 2013 -14. All Rights Reserved Powerd by redpanchi