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  • Name : Prof. K.S.N.Reddy
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : 0891 2844704, 4705
  • Email: head.geology@andhrauniversity.edu.in

The Department of Geology of Andhra University is one of the pioneering Departments in India offering a variety of courses and undertaking research activities in a wide spectrum of potentially interesting geological problems of both basic and applied nature. Started in 1941, in a modest way to impart training to students leading to degrees in Geology, it now offers services to the industry. The Faculty members of the Department are currently engaged in personal research activities in a wide range of topics such as Marine Geology, Sedimentology Structural Geology & Tectonics, Petrology and Mineralogy, Economic Geology, Geomorphology & Remote Sensing, Micropalaentology, Environmental Geology, Coal Geology and Hydrogeology.

With the foresight of Prof. C.Mahadevan, who succeeded Sri Karunakaran, the Department initiated new branches like Marine Geology, Nuclear Geology, Geomorphology and similar emerging subjects both in teaching and research, at a time when no University thought of doing so. With the seeds sown by Prof. Mahadevan, and nourished and cultivated by the team who succeeded him, the Department was recognized by the UGC as a well established Department and supported under their Special Assistance Programme from 1972 onwards in four phases. Claims are on for its recognition as a Centre for Advanced Studies in the field of Marine Geology and Sedimentology. Apart from the UGC assistance the Department had the privilege of receiving the UNDP/UNESCO assistance by way of grants for fellowships, study tours and equipment in two phases from 1976-80 and 1981-85. Recognizing the contributions on delta studies and Coastal Geology from the Department and the University, a national institute DELTA STUDIES INSTITUTE has been started in the campus with the initial financial support through grants from the Oil Industry Development Board and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. The Institute aims at catering to the needs of national and international scientific community in research and training in the delta and coastal studies and to take up problem oriented researches for the oil industry in the country.

Sl.No Name of the Program
PG Programmes
1 M.Sc. (Geology)
2 M.Sc.(Tech) Applied Geology
Doctoral Programmes
1 Ph.D. (Geology)

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Prof. K.S.N.Reddy Professor &
Head of the Department
Ph.D. Marine Geology and Placers
Prof. E.N.Dhananjay Rao Professor Ph.D. Geomorphology,
Remote Sensing/GIS applications
Dr. J. Venkata Ramana Assistant Professor(C) M.Sc., Ph.D Mineral Exploration , Economic geology,Minerology & Surveying
Dr. M. Srinivasa Rao Assistant Professor(C) M.Sc., Ph.D Geo Chemistry and isotope Geology , Structural Geology and tectonics, Economic Geology and Sedimentary Basins of India
Dr. G. Raja Rao Assistant Professor(C) M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Fuel Geology, Marine Geology, Stratigraphy & Micropaleontology
Dr. K. Arjunudu Assistant Professor(C) M.Sc.(Tech).,M.Sc., Ph.D. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology , Environmental Geology, Sedimentary Petrology
Name Designation
Prof. M. Janganadha Rao Honorary Professor
Name Qualification Specialization
Dr. A. Santharam Ph.D Mining, Mineral Economics
Dr.G.Narayana Rao Ph.D Marine Geology, Environmental Geology & Mineral Exploration
Dr.A. Yugandhra Rao Ph.D Petroleum Geology, Sedimentalogy, Fuel Geology
Dr.A.V.S.S Anand Ph.D Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing & GIS