Marine Geology

Marine Geology

Introduction

The Marine Geology Department was established in 1978.This is one of the three Universities in the Country offering M.Sc. in Marine Geology.Otherprogrammes offered by the department are M.Sc. in Geoinformatics (since 1999-2000), M.Sc. in Geography (since 2016 – 17) and Ph. D. in Marine Geology, Geoinformatics and Geography.The M.Sc. courses offered by the department are semester scheme withchoice based credit system.

Marine Geology is one of the interdisciplinary and stimulating branches of Earth Science.  The students who are admitted to M.Sc. in Marine Geology will learn about core branches ofgeology, meteorology and climatology, oceanography,remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) in first three semesters followed by dissertation/project work either at the Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University or at national laboratories/institutions and private organizations related to the course.

Geoinformatics mainly comprises of remote sensing (RS),GPS, GIS, geodesy and computer applications, Data Base Management System (DBMS), photogrammetry,earth science, digital image processing,natural resources in the first three semesters followed by dissertation/project work either in Geoinformaticsat the Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University or at national laboratories/institutions and private organizations related to the course.

Geography is one of the interdisciplinary and stimulating branches of Earth Science.  The students who are interested in M.Sc. in Geography will learn about physical geography and human geography including dissertation/project work.