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Department of Studies in Earth Science
Centre for Advanced Studies in Precambrian Geology
The Department of Studies in Earth Science (earlier as
Department of Geology) was started in the year 1960 under the
stewardship of late Professor M. N. Vishwanathaiah. Now this
Department has blossomed into a prestigious Center of Earth
Sciences Studies in the country. The Department has
completed 50 years in 2011-12 and to commemorate this, the
golden jubilee celebration of the department was held with a National
workshop on "Recent Advances in Sedimentary basins and
associated mineral deposits of India". This event was also synchronized
with the 90th birth anniversary of Prof. M. N. Vishwanathaiah and Alumni
meet. At present the Department is offering three post graduate
courses like M.Sc., Geology, Applied Geology, Earth Science and
Resource Management, each of 2 years duration. Since its
inception the Department was recognized for its research
contributions in four major thrust areas in Earth Science, viz., 1.
Igneous and Metamorphic petrology, Geochemistry and
Economic geology, 2.Experimental studies pertaining to
simulation of various geochemical processes, construction of
high P-T phase diagrams, synthesis of minerals and polyscale
materials having industrial applications. 3. Stratigraphy,
Sedimentology, Micropaleontology and Palynological
studies. 4. Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing and GIS applications in
ground water and mineral explorations. The research
contributions in the above mentioned major thrust areas was
sponsored by UGC-SAP (DSA) I to IV phase starting from 1979
to 2011.UGC gave approval for the continuation of the program at
the level of DSA IV to CAS-I for a period of FIVE years from 1-4-2013
to31-03-2018 and the department has been recognized as Centre for
Advanced Studies in Precambrian Geology and sanctioned
grants of Rs.1.5 crores. Besides, COSIST and DST- FIST
programs and several national research projects were awarded by
Trust, MUDA, NRSA etc. and generated resource to the tune of
Rs.4.6 crores and Rs.7.00 Lakhs by consultancy and
sponsored programs. During 2013, Ministry of Human
Resource Development through UGC sanctioned two projects
viz. e-PG Pathashala in Earth Science and Applied Geology with
grants of Rs. 2.24 crores to create multimedia teaching-learning
resource. Many of the Department faculty has also carried out
collaborative International research programs with prestigious
institutions in USA, Japan, Soviet Union, France, Germany, UK,
Taiwan, China and Thailand.
University of Mysore
The University of Mysore was established on 27th July,
1916 during the benevolent reign of Nalvadi Krishnaraja
Wodeyar-IV and under the stewardship of Sir M.
Visvesvaraya, then Dewan of Mysore. The University, since
then, has gone through different phases of development. With
the support of UGC, which came into existence in 1956, postgraduate education was expanded significantly. In 1960, a major
development was the conglomeration of all the post-graduate studies of
the University at one location christened as "Manasagangotri". Today
the University has 42 Postgraduate Departments at the Main Campus,
Manasagangotri, 2 Postgraduate Centres at Mandya, Hassan and one
Satellite Centre at Chamarajanagar. It is providing higher education to
about 85000 students, of which over 10,000 are Postgraduates. As
many as 1400 students are from 50 countries pursuing higher studies in
this University. In 2000, the University of Mysore was first accredited
by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with Five
Star and has been reaccredited in 2006 & 2013 at A+ grade. Current
Science has ranked the University of Mysore as one of the top 20
Universities in Scientific and Research activities. Considering the
progress of the University in all directions and its contributions to the
society, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government
of India has considered University of Mysore as 'Institution of
Excellence' and has awarded special grant of Rs.100 Crores for
establishing Centre of Excellence in -Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and
Sustainable Development" and also to strengthen infrastructural
facilities in the University. On recommendation of Karnataka
Knowledge Commission, the Karnataka Government considered
University of Mysore as an "Innovative University". University of
Mysore is recipient of several research and other academic programs of
UGC, CSIR, DST and DBT and other agencies of Govt. of India. It is
pertinent to mention that very recently; UGC has awarded University of
Mysore - University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) and has
extended financial assistance of Rs.55 Crores.
XIVMSI - 2015
Call for Papers
XIV Convention of Mineralogical
Society of India & National Seminar
Recent Advances in Research on
Precambrian Terrains in India
31st March 2015
Extended Abstracts and Full Papers
The authors are requested to submit Extended Abstracts of research
papers up to two pages of A4 size in MS-word format to the Convener
through e-mail to [email protected] on or before
10th March 2015. Selected peer-reviewed papers will be published in
the Journal “The Indian Mineralogist” volume no.49 (2) to be brought
out in July 2015
Organized by
Registration Fees
Fellows of MSI Rs.700/Research Scholars Rs.500/-
General Delegates Rs.900/PG Students
Deadlines and Key dates
Receipt of Registration Forms and Abstracts : March 10, 2015
Issue of Acceptance of Abstracts
: March 15, 2015
Submission of Full papers
: March 31, 2015
Address for Correspondence
Prof. P. Madesha
XIV Convention of MSI & National Seminar
Centre for Advanced Studies in Precambrian Geology,
DOS in Earth Science, University of Mysore,
Manasagangotri, Mysore
E-Mail: [email protected]
Ph: 9448554576, 0821-2419425/435/722
Department of Studies in Earth Science
Centre for Advanced Studies in
Precambrian Geology,
University of Mysore, Manasagangothri
Mysuru - 570 006
Sponsored by
University Grant Commission under
CAS-I Program New Delhi and
University of Mysore under UPE/IOE Scheme
Organizing Committee
Chief Patrons:
Prof. K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, UOM, Mysore
Prof. C. Naganna, President, MSI, Mysore
Prof. C. Basavaraju, Registrar, UOM, Mysore
Prof. S. Govindaiah, DOS in Earth Science, UOM, Mysore
Vice-Presidents of MSI:
Prof. P. N. Satish,
Prof. A. M. Pathan,
Prof. S. Sathyanarayana
Secretary of MSI:
Prof. C. Srikantappa
Co-ordinator UGC-CAS-I;
Prof. H.T. Basavarajappa
Deputy Co-ordinator UGC-CAS-I;
Prof. B. Basavalingu
Prof. P. Madesha, XIV MSI & National Seminar,
DOS in Earth Science, UOM, Mysore
Organizing Secretaries
Prof. A. Balasubramanian
Prof. G.S. Gopalakrishna
Prof. K.G. Ashamanjari
Prof. M. Shankara
Prof. M.S. Sethumadhav
Prof. L. Mahesh Bilwa
Prof. K.N. Prakash Narasimha
Prof. D. Nagaraju
Dr. B.V. Sureshkumar
The Precambrian terrains of India contain a variety of
igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks ranging in age
from Archaean to Proterozoic times. The rocks exhibit varied
geochemical characteristics and structural styles. They show
contrasting metamorphic P-T-t paths, suggesting their
complex burial and exhumation history. Most of the
economically viable metalliferous deposits, including the
radioactive minerals are confined to Precambrian terrain.
Experimental mineralogical studies are necessary to simulate
various geochemical processes pertaining to Precambrian
terrain. Synthesis and characterization of some of the
technologically important poly scale mineral and their analogues by
tailoring them to suite the modern industrial needs.
Paleobiological studies are essential to understand life during
Precambrian age as well as in knowing the paleoclimatic
conditions of sedimentary basins. Identification of different types
of aquifers holding groundwater in large tract of Precambrian terrain
and their contamination posses serious problems to the
mankind. Remote Sensing and GIS techniques have been
considered as essential modern tools in mineral and ground
water explorations to delineate the mineralized and ground water
potential zones.
In a series of National Workshop/Seminars to be organized
under UGC-CAS-I program sanctioned to our department this
is the 2nd National Seminar Recent Advances in Research on
Precambrian Terrains in India synchronizing with XIV
Convention of Mineralogical Society of India is being organized
by the department on 31st March 2015. The main objective of the national
seminar is to bring together Earth Scientists from different
organizations working on the various problems related to study of
Precambrian terrains and to discuss the recent advances in research in
Precambrian Terrains. It is also aimed to identify gaps in our
knowledge in the study of Precambrian rocks for the benefit of
M.Sc., students of Geology/Applied Geology/Earth
Science, Research scholars and young Geoscientists of the
Scientific Session
The organizing committee of the Department has decided
to hold the one day National Seminar on "Recent
Advances in Research on Precambrian Terrains in India" on
31st March 2015. The scientific contributions related to
Precambrian Geology of India will be delivered on following sub
themes in the National Seminar:
1. Magmatism, Tectonics and Metamorphism
2. Mineral Deposits including nuclear minerals
3. Experimental Mineralogy & Material
4. Stratigraphy, Paleontology & Sedimentology
5. Ground water – Exploration and Development
6. Applications of RS & GIS
7. Disaster Management
The Mineralogical Society of India
Internationally-acclaimed Mineralogical Society of India
(MSI) affiliated to the International Mineralogical Association,
was established in 1959 by Prof.P.R.Jagapathi Naidu and
became the founder President of MSI and started the journal
“The Indian Mineralogist” as the flagship publication of the
society which publishes original research papers in
crystallography, mineralogy petrology and allied subjects after
peer-review half-yearly as one volume with two issues in a
year. The head quarter of the society was the Department of
Geology and Geophysics, Madras. Later the MSI has been
shifted to the DoS in Geology, University of Mysore,
Manasagangotri, Mysore by Prof.M.N.Vishwanathiah, who
was the Head of this Department in 1965 and served as the
secretary, editor and president of the society. It was reregistered under the Karnataka society‟s Act at Mysore and the
new Executive council in 1997 was reconstituted with
Prof.C.Naganna as the President, Prof.A.M.Pathan,
Prof.B.Mahabaleshwar and Prof.A.S.Janardhan as the Vicepresidents, Prof. P.N.Satish as
the Secretary
Prof.S.Govindaiah as the Joint Secretary, Prof.C.Srikantappa
as the Treasurer and Prof.S.Sathyanarayana as the Editor.
The membership of the society consists of Fellows, Life
Fellows, Foreign members, Patrons, Institutional Members and
Donors. Fellows are elected every year by the council. The
academic activities of the Society have been appreciated by the
Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and have
provided financial assistance to support the publication of „The
Indian Mineralogist‟. Endowment funds are established in the
Society to award the Prof.P.R.J.Naidu, Prof. C.Naganna Gold
Medals and Endowment Lecture as well as Prof.S.M.
Ramananda Setty award.These medals and awards have been
presented during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the
Society to be held at different parts of the country, generally
coinciding with the National seminars.Holding of Annual
Conventions of MSI was initiated first by Prof.A.M.Pathan, the
Vice-chancellor of Karnatak University, Dharwad and
Prof.V.C.Chavadi, Dept. of Geology, Karnatak University,
Dharwad during 1997. So far 13 annual conventions of MSI
synchronizing with the national/international seminars were
organized by Geology/Earth Science departments in the country.
Prof.C.Srikantappa has been elected as the IMA council
correspondent for “Commission on Applied Mineralogy, subcommission on Advanced Ceramics and Glasses” as well as for
Mineral Equilibria. The year 2009-10 was very significant to the
society since it was a year of its Golden Jubilee. As a part of
these celebrations of the Golden Jubilee, Dept. of Atomic
Energy, AMDER, Hyderabad,Dept. of Geology of Anna
University, Chennai, Nanded Education Society‟s P.G centre,
Dept. of Earth Science, SRTM University, Maharashtra, Dept.
of Mineral Processing, Nandihalli-Sandur, Gulbarga
University‟s PG centre had organized a National Seminars.The
DoS in Earth Science, University of Mysore, Mysore had
organized the final golden jubilee celebrations of the MSI,
synchronizing with the National seminar on “Recent Advances
in Mineral Sciences and Their Applications” from 17th-18th
March 2011 with Prof.C.Srikantappa and Prof. S.Govindaiah
as the Convenors. The DoS in Earth Science, University of
Mysore, Mysore had organized the XIII Convention of MSI and
National Seminar on “Current Trends of Research in
Precambrian Geology and Vision-2020” on 20th -21st March
2013, with Prof.B.Basavalingu as the convener, Prof.
S.Govindaiah and Prof. H.T.Basavarajappa as the co-conveners.
Indian Mineralogist v.48, no.1was brought out as
Prof.C.Naganna volume and v.48, no.2 as Prof.C.Srikantappa
volume which contain the selected papers presented during this