The Department of Geology was established in the Panjab University in the year 1958. The Department was soon recognized for its contribution by the University Grant Commission (UGC) which raised the status of the Department to that of the Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) in Palaeontology and Himalayan Geology in the year 1963.The department has continued to get funding under SAP-CAS programme of UGC. The department has also received funding from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under COSSIST (1984-1989) and FIST (2002-2007) for improving the infrastructure in research and teaching.
Now the Department has been renewed as Centre of Advanced Study under Special Assistance Programme of the UGC for a period of 5 years, 1-4-2012 to 31-3-2017 with the financial assistance of Rs. 148 Lacs, with the following thrust areas: Palaeontology - Stratigraphy; Petrology; Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology.
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