The department of Earth Sciences was established in 1973 to produce qualified trained
manpower in specialized areas of Geophysics and Geology. This was considered essential in
view of expanding programs of exploration of natural resources, particularly for Oil and
Gas, Minerals & Groundwater. Further areas of priority are the seism city
earthquakes, environmental studies and crystal studies.
This department is only teaching
institute in Pakistan which awards degree (M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D.) in Geophysics and
Carbonate Sediment logy. One semester of M.Sc. and two semester of M.Phil
are reserved for
research work. Field and laboratory instruments available for research include
Gravity meter, Magnetometers (for measurement of total and vertical intensity)
Tetrameter, Hydro logger, Seismic Data Acquisition system, Georadar, XRF, XRD, AAS and machines for
lapidary work. This department is also running Ph.D. program in Geophysics and Geology.
The department has produced more than 200
graduates in Geophysics who are working in OGDC, WAPDA, FATA, SDA, Punjmin, Schlumberger,
and other various national and international organizations.