The department of studies and research in Applied Geology of Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, post graduate centre Nandihalli-Sandur is surrounded by a range of sprawling lush green hilly ideally suited for academic activities in the middle of forest and is situated 7 km from main town Sandur spread over an area of 242.65 acres. The department is housed in main academic building which includes laboratories, museum, class rooms, auditorium, and administrative office of the department.
In recent years there has been rapid growth of Earth Sciences study around the globe with new ideas and approaches that not only aim at addressing Earth’s origin and evolution but also play a key role in understanding the controls of climate change and allow us to prepare our society for future environmental changes. Nearly everything we do each day is connected in some way to Earth: to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants, and animals. The food we eat, the water we drink, our homes and offices, the clothes we wear, the energy we use, and the air we breathe are all grown in, taken from, surround, or move through the planet.
Realizing this, postgraduate and research courses are offered by the Department of studies and research in Applied Geology in coordination with its Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University Ballari and agrees that Earth science should be included as part of the science curriculum, offered as a core credit science course for post graduation degree M.Sc. in Applied Geology is designed by the experts with a focus in mind to meet the challenges and opportunities of the society and asses our success in training an informed citizenry.