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Departmental Profile

The Department of Earth Science was established in November 2009. The department envisions preparing Human Resources skilled in multi-disciplinary areas of the Earth Science and also to foster the cause of the discipline in the Nation vis-a vis the region. North East India has reserves of some of the largest Hydrocarbon (Oil and Gas) deposits known in the country along with a treasure house of various geological mileau. At the same time the region is highly vulnerable to natural hazards which include flood, landslide and earthquake etc. The department is committed to address these and various other fundamental and challenging issues of geological nature affecting the society.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Programn Course Structure
M.Sc. in Applied Geology (by course work) Four Semesters 31 M.Sc. Syllabus(CBCS Pattern, w.e.f. 2020)

M.Sc. Syllabus(As per NEP, w.e.f. 2023)

Ph.D. (by course and research work) Pre-PhD Course-work Syllabus

Open Course Paper


Name and Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email Id
M. Faruque Hussain, Ph.D (HoD) Professor Geochemistry, Petrology and Geotectonics m.faruque.hussain@aus.ac.in


Urbashi Sarkar, Ph.D Assistant Professor Micropalaeontology & Sequence Stratigraphy sarkarurbashi@gmail.com
Purbajyoti Phukon, Ph.D Assistant Professor Structural Geology, Metamorphic Petrology and Geochronology purba.phukan205@gmail.com

Head of Department

Dr. M. Faruque Hussain


Placement will be organized in various institutes, research labs, industries, etc.