• 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 & Chairman PG Board of Studies Ph.D. Geomorphology,
Remote Sensing/GIS applications
Dr. A. Santharam Professor (A) Ph.D Mining, Mineral Economics
Dr.G.Narayana Rao Professor (A) Ph.D Marine Geology, Environmental Geology & Mineral Exploration
Dr.A. Yugandhra Rao Professor (A) Ph.D Petroleum Geology, Sedimentalogy, Fuel Geology
Dr.A.V.S.S Anand Professor (A) Ph.D Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing & GIS
Dr. N. Kutumba rao Professor (POP) Ph.D. Stratigraphy
Dr. B. L. Narasayya Professor (POP) Ph.D. Stratigraphy
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
Dr. T. Karuna karudu Assistant Professor(C) M.Sc.(Tech).,Ph.D. Sedimentology & Mineralogy

Department Alumni served to the Nation in administrative, Industry and professional organizations of various capacities


  1. Prof. U. Aswadhanarayana Central University
  2. Prof. Leelanandam Osmania University
  3. Dr. S. Balakrishna NGRI
  4. Prof. K.V. Subba Rao Central University
  5. Prof. A.S. Naidu University of Alaska, USA
  6. Prof. P.D. Rao University of Alaska, USA
  7. Prof. A. Jagannadha Rao Carnegi Institute, USA
  8. Prof. Bhaskar Rao Adusumilli University of Brazelia
  9. Dr. D.C. Kaminani Geological Society of Canada
  10. Prof. B. E. Vijayam Osmania University
  11. Prof. R. Jagadeshwara Rao S.V. University
  12. Prof. M. Jagannadha Rao Vice-Chancellor, Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahedravaram
  13. Prof. M. Anji Reddy Vice-Chancellor, Andhra Kesari University, Ongole
  14. Prof. P. Jagadeshwara Rao Director-IIIT, Srikakulam


      1. Padmabhusan K. Padmanabhayya, Officer on Special Duty, North Eastern Region
      2. Sri. C. Karunakaran, Director General, Geological Survey of India
      3. Shri. G. Raju, Director General, Geological Survey of India
      4. Dr. N. Kutumba Rao, Director General, Geological Survey of India
      5. Sri. K. Raghava Rao, W.H.O.
      6. Dr. T. Radha Krishna, FNA, CESS, Trivendrum
      7. Dr. V. Poorna Chandra Rao, FNA, NIO, Goa
      8. Sri. B.K. Rao, Ex Secretary, Ministry of Steel & Mines, Govt. of India
      9. Dr. B.S. Sarma, Deputy Director General, GSI
      10. Dr. K. Srinivasa Chari, Deputy Director General, Geological Survey of India
      11. Dr. J. C. Mohanty, I.A.S.
      12. Dr. G.Venkata Ram Reddy, I.A.S.
      13. Sri. G.H.P. Raju, I.P.S.
      14. Sri. A. Ravi Krishna, I.P.S.
      15. Sri. K. Ravi Sankar, Commissioner (GST policy), Commercial Tax
      16. Sri. K. Sambi Reddy, IRS
      17. Sri. W.B. Chandra Sekhar, Joint Director, Mines & Geology, A.P.
      18. Sri. T. S. Raju, CGWB, Faridabad
      19. Sri. K.S. Raju, Chief Controller General, IBM
      20. Sri. N. Subramanyam, Regional Joint Director, A.P. Mines and Geology
      21. Sri. M. Venkateswara Rao, Head, Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad.


    2. Dr. Ravi Misra, ONGC, OVL
    3. Sri. PVS Prasad, Head, Forward Base, KG Basin, ONGC
    4. Dr. P.V. Satyanarayana, Head, Forward Base, KG Basin, ONGC
    5. Sri. Kamaraju, Head, Forward Base, KG Basin, ONGC
    6. Dr. P.R. Bhavana, Head, Forward Base, KG Basin, ONGC
    7. Sri. DSAN Raju, Head, Forward Base, KG Basin, ONGC
    8. Dr. V.R. Kolla, Chief Advisor, Reliance Petro Chemicals
    9. Dr. Shasavatharam, Director, Alkor Petroo
    10. Dr. Mohinuddin, Consultant to GSPC
    11. Sri. P.S.R. Raju, Industrialist
    12. Dr. P.S.N. Murthy, ESSAR, Gujarat
    13. Mr. K. Appavadhanulu, Chief Consultant in Mining
    14. Mr. M.G. Rao, Consultant to Zindal Alumina Company
    15. Dr. B.V. Ramana Murthy, SECL
    16. Dr. B.B. Sarma, Director, APMDC
  1. Workshops
  2. Seminar
  3. Training Programs
  4. Exhibitions
  5. Student Cultural Activities(Freshers' day & Farewell Day)