Department of Geology

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The Department of Geology is one of the leading departments in the field of Earth Sciences in Pakistan both in terms of teaching and academic research. We aim to provide state of the art teaching and research facilities to produce professionally sound graduates at the highest national and international levels of excellence for academic institutions, national and international oil companies and mineral exploration/mining and related organizations. The Department of Geology was established in 1959. Since its establishment, the primary function f the Department has been on campus teaching along with research in various fields of Earth Sciences. To foster the student growth we provide high quality learning environment that is rigorous, challenging and professional while being engaging, supportive and nurturing. Such kind of environment helps in the personal and professional grooming of the students. Currently the Department of Geology is running BS (4 years), MS/MPhil and PhD degree programs. These degree programs are aimed to promote the scientific knowledge about the earth and its mineral resources. To enhance the academic and professional excellence of the students, seminars are frequently arranged where the professionals with higher achievements are invited to deliver lectures. Along with teaching a particular emphasis is given to the field work of geologically significant terrains of the country. Building on the existing strengths, the Department of Geology is bridging a link between the academia and industry through various national and international conferences, seminars and workshops on regular basis. Such kind of link will help in the academic and professional growth of the students and the faculty members of the department. The highly qualified faculty members of the department are engaged in meaningful curriculum assessment and improvement, grant writing, research and professional activities in the field of Earth Sciences in Pakistan both in terms of teaching and academic research. The professionally sound graduates of the department serves in various national and international oil companies, mineral exploration/exploitation and related organizations.


To establish a preeminent institute of Earth Sciences of International repute.


To meet the growing demand of the country in the exploitation of indigenous natural resources for the economic growth, the department plans to establish an institute of Earth Sciences where the degree programs in Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, Engineering Geology, Basin Analysis, GIS and Remote Sensing are offered. This will be initiated with the acquisition of the state of the art laboratory equipment. The department plans to start graduate diploma courses in various disciplines of geology for continuing education of all interested in the industrial sector.


The principle objectives of the department are

  • To submit a PC-1 for establishing an Institute of Earth Sciences
  • To approve the HEC latest syllabus for all the degree Programs To establish a strong link between academia, industry and relevant government research and development organizations