Course Offered

The Centre offers the following programmes in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences:

MSc. (5-year Integrated) in Applied Geology

This is a ten-semester programme open to candidates who have studied science subjects at 10+2 level of education (Intermediate/CBSE/ICSE/HSC or equivalent) with a minimum of 60% marks. The first four semesters of Earth Science course are common at par with other M.Sc. (5-year integrated programs) courses, followed by specialised papers in Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics during the next six semesters.

A total number of seats/intake is 10.

IMSC. AppliedGeology OBE syllabus


M.Sc. in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

This is a four semester programme open to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any branch of science, who have studied mathematics and physics as compulsory subjects at the B.Sc. level, or B. Tech. degree in civil/mechanical/electrical branches. The admission is for both sponsored and non-sponsored candidates. Selection of candidates for admission will be based on their academic qualifications, written test marks and personal interviews. The enrolled students will also abide costs towards oceanographic cruise (travel, accommodation, food, etc.) or visits to national laboratories which will be conducted as a part of their curriculum during the course of the programme. The enrolled students must also possess passports and if not, they must have by end of the first semester.

Total number of seats/intake is 12.

M.Sc. (O&A) Program OBE Syllabus


Ph.D. in Earth Sciences

The Centre offers a Ph.D. programme in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and closely related areas of other branches of science. The following two major focused themes are identified for

1) Solid Earth:

Structure, dynamics and evolution of Indian continental lithosphere through time; Archean magmatism, continental growth and tectonics; Geophysics and geochemical exploration of mineral and hydrocarbons resources, hydrology, climate records, and natural hazards; Dynamics of oceanic lithosphere: Marine Geophysics, Tectonics, Plate Tectonics, Surface dynamics; High Resolution near Surface Geophysics/ hydrology/ tectonics and climate; Evolution of life through time, biogeochemical processes.

 2) Oceans and Atmosphere:

Seamless dynamical climate prediction, and applications; past and future climate change simulations; tropical climate variability, air-sea-land interactions, and scale interaction; dynamical localized extreme event prediction; Observational atmospheric physics; aerosol and cloud physics, aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions; monitoring and modelling of the ocean circulation patterns and its effect on marine life;  North Indian Ocean  physics and dynamics; remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, clouds and trace gases; aerosol and cloud physics, aerosol-cloud-radiation-climate interactions, urban air pollution and air quality, biomass burning and its impacts, paleoclimateand rainfall variability based on isotopes of proxy and geological material such as marine sediments, speleothems, coastal environments, shoreline changes and paleodeposits   along the shoreline.


Geological Field and Ocean Cruises

As part of 5-year Integrated MSc (Applied Geology) curriculum, geological and geophysical field and training programs conducted by the Centre in different geological terrains of India, where students are taught fundamentals of topography and drainage patterns in the field, rock identification and structural mapping.

For 2-year M.Sc. (Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences), Ocean cruise are conducted where familiarization, use and hands-on training of oceanographic instruments onboard Oceanographic Research Vessel is done as a part M.Sc. academic curriculum.