The School of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (SEOAS) was established by the amalgamation of two departments that are related to planetary studies, viz., Earth Science (established in 1986) and Marine Sciences (1985) to deliver better together. Marine Microbiology, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science and Remote sensing & GIS were added to the School during the A.Y. 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, respectively.
The significant coupling between lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and cryosphere necessitated a holistic approach to study Earth system science that include Marine Sciences, Marine Microbiology, Atmospheric Science, Remote sensing and the environment, highlights the dynamic nature of the Earth system. The daunting task of Oceanographers, Earth Scientists, Marine Microbiologists, Environmentalists and Atmospheric Scientists is to understand the complex dynamics and wade through the present crisis of climate change to create a sustainable environment for the human to survive.
The focus of the school is to provide quality education and research in earth system science through an integrated approach with a view to the deciphering process for sustainable development. Since we have framed our syllabi in tandem with the NET syllabus, our pedagogy makes the courses offered by the school as the most favoured in post graduating earth system science, with strongly inter-disciplinary courses.
The research funding from external agencies are not only a measure of research quality but also a good judgment of the acclaim our faculty members held in academic and research arena. By this metric, we are doing well, as our school has the largest external cash flow amongst the science faculty in GU.
Funding is mainly from Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOEs), Ministry of Shipping, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Naval Research Board (NRB), University Grants Commission (UGC) along with Department of Science and Technology (DST). Outstanding faculty members will be recruited to carry out teaching and research for this programme. This will enable the school to have a strong inter-disciplinary faculty by the end of 2022. In addition to PG programmes, the school will provide the need-based certificate and PG diploma courses. Students registering for the Ph.D. degree will have the option to get a degree in any branch of the earth system science viz; Marine Sciences (Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Geology), Marine Microbiology, Atmospheric Science, Hydrography, Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System, Polar Science and Environmental Science.
Aerosol and Radiative Forcing, Application of GIS & Remote Sensing, Aquatic Chemistry, Coastal Water Optics, Estuarine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Biodiversity, Seaweed Chemistry.
Modern Sedimentology, Sediment Geochemistry, Petroleum Geology of Mesozoic Basins, Igneous Petrology and Volcanology, Micropalaeontology, Ground water Geology, Micro plastics, Structural Geology, Metamorphic Petrology.
Microbial bioremediation, Marine microbial secondary metabolites, Marine associate-microbiome, Bacteria-Phytoplankton interactions, Archaea, Biofilms, Marine Protists, Microbial Bio-prospecting, Marine Mycology.
Environmental Impact Assessment, Ground water resource management, Solid waste management, Biodegradation and sustainable development with emphasis on local issues.
Air-sea interactions and its role in Global climate, Development and impact of Indian monsoons.
Applications of Remote sensing and GIS, Mapping of coastal habitats, Khazan lands, and coastal erosion, Management of biodiversity with reference to tourism.
|M.A. Environmental Science||Time Table | Syllabus||B.P. Sarath Chandran||16|
|M.Sc. Applied Geology||Time Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus||Niyati Kalangutkar||31|
|M.Sc. Environmental Science||Time Table | Syllabus||Sheryl Oliveira Fernandes||16|
|M.Sc. Marine Microbiology||Time Table | Syllabus | Revised Syllabus||Priya Mallika D'Costa||25|
|M.Sc. Marine Sciences||Time Table | Syllabus||Aftab A.S. Can||31|
|M.Phil. Earth Science||-||-|
|M.Phil. Marine Sciences||Syllabus||-||5|
|Ph.D. Earth Science||-||-|
|Ph.D. Marine Sciences||-||-|
|Name||Designation||Areas of Interest|
|Arjun Adhikari||Research Associate||Coastal Oceanography, Measuring and investigating turbulence in estuarine and coastal waters, Remote Sensing and Laboratory Analyses|
|Chanda Vikrant Berde||Assistant Professor||Microbial bioremediation, Marine microbiology, microbial secondary metabolites, archaea, endophytic microorganisms|
|Aftab A.S. Can||Assistant Professor||Air-sea interactions, Indian Summer monsoon, ocean circulation.|
|Priya Mallika D'Costa||Assistant Professor||Marine Microbiology, Interactions Between Bacteria and Phytoplankton, Diatom Diversity, Biofilms|
|Varada Samir Damare||Assistant Professor||Marine Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Marine Protists, Microbial Bioprospecting, Bioremediation, Trophic Interactions|
|Sheryl Oliveira Fernandes||Assistant Professor||Marine microbial ecology; Marine biogeochemistry|
|Sohini Ganguly||SERB Research Scientist||Igneous Petrology, Volcanology and Geochemistry|
|Pooja P. Ghadi||Assistant Professor||Polar Micropaleontology, Paleoclimate, Structural Geology|
|Niyati Kalangutkar||Assistant Professor||Igneous Petrology and Volcanology|
|Nikita Pradip Lotlikar||Assistant Professor||Microbial biochemistry, Molecular biology and Marine Mycology|
|Vishnu Murty Matta||Professor||Marine Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Seaweed Chemistry|
|Mahesh M. Mayekar||Assistant Professor||Groundwater Geology, Igneous Petrology|
|Harilal B. Menon||Senior Professor||Physical Oceanography, Coastal water optics, aerosol and radiative forcing, Radiative transfer modelling of visible spectrum of EMR, Optical remote sensing of coastal and estuarine waters|
|Sangeeta Mahableshwar Naik||Assistant Professor||Marine Biogeochemistry and Marine Ecology|
|Maheshwar R. Nasnodkar||Assistant Professor||Marine Chemistry, Estuarine Geochemistry|
|G.N. Nayak||CSIR Emeritus Scientist||Marine Geology, Modern Sedimentology, Sediment Geochemistry, Environmental Studies|
|Chandrashekher U. Rivonker||Senior Professor||Marine Biodiversity and Ecology, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Phytoplankton Ecology|
|Poornima Rohan Sawant||Assistant Professor||Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology|
|Avirup Sen||Research Associate||Study on the characterization and dynamics of atmospheric aerosols, Radiative Forcing, Aerosol chemistry|
|Nicole Ann Fae Sequeira||Assistant Professor||Structural Geology, Metamorphic Petrology and Precambrian Tectonics|
|Anthony Arthur A. Viegas||Associate Professor||Igneous Petrology|
|Name||Designation||Areas of Interest|
|Mahender Kotha||Professor||Sedimentology & Petroleum Geology of Mesozoic Basins; Application of GIS & Remote Sensing in Earth Sciences|
|Shankarshana Upadhyay||Associate Professor||Marine Chemistry, Estuarine Chemistry, Aquatic Chemistry|
The School is equipped with a rich infrastructure, mostly acquired under sponsored projects making a State-of-the-Art laboratory. The following list of the laboratory/equipment would provide a glimpse of the infrastructure in the school.
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