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Learn all about the physical properties of the Earth and its subsurface in Applied Geophysics

Published: 19th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2015 09:48 AM   |  A+A-


Environmental studies and engineering concepts will collaborate when you are studying applied geophysics. Geophysics studies the physical properties of the Earth. Through Applied Geophysics you will learn methods to measure seismic, gravitational, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic activity. The subject includes concepts from Engineering, Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Some topics the subject covers include Resistivity Methods, Radiometrics, Mapping, Magnetotellurics and Induced Polarisation.

■ IIT Bombay

The institute offers an MTech in Applied Geophysics. Some subjects include Gravity and Magnetic Methods, Earth Processes and Resources, Geological field work, Mineralogy and Petrology, Engineering and Ground Water Geology Lab, Petroleum Geology and Petrophysics.



■ Kurukshetra University

The Delhi-based institute offers a three-year MTech in the subject. Started in 1985, the Geophysics Department’s PhD research areas include Seismology and Seismic Hazard, Solid Earth physics and Himalayan Tectonics, Remote Sensing and Disasters.



■ IIT Roorkee

Environmental-studies-1.jpgThe Department of Earth Sciences, formerly the Department of Geology and Geophysics, was established in 1960. It offers an MTech in the subject. The department conducts research, post graduate training and consultancy in the field of geosciences. It is recipient of financial aid under the prestigious Special Assistance and COSIST programmes of UGC.


Compiled by Kaviya Sanjeevi,


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