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Central Department of Geology

Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu 44618, Nepal

Phone: +977-1-4332449

Email: info@tugeology.edu.np 

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1. Classes of 2nd semester and 4th semester of both MSc Geology and MSc Engineering Geology is going to start from 27, Bhadra 2074 (2017/09/12).

2. Practical exam of MSc Geology (II and IV Sem) and MSc Engineering Geology (II Sem)

 

 

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal

Associate professor

Coordinator, M.Sc. Engineering Geology Program

PhD in Engineering (Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering), Post-Doctorate in Geodisaster Management and Geotechnical Engineering, M. ASCE 

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, a professional geology engineer and geohazard expert of Nepal has been working in the research field of geohazards such as earthquake, landslide and debris flow for the last 18 years. He has completed PhD and PostDoc in geohazards and specialized in landslide, debris flow and earthquake risk research and management. At present, he is serving Tribhuvan University as Associate Professor in Himalayan Geodisaster Research Center, Central Department of Geology. From the research and academic perspective, he has published more than 60 technical/scientific papers in peer reviewed international and national journals. He is also author of one book and co-authored three books. Based on his excellent credential and academic contribution, he has been awarded as Young Scientist of Nepal in 2009 by Nepal Academy for Science and Technology (NAST) and in 2010, he has been nominated as Fellow Academician in NAST. He is serving Kagawa University, Japan as visiting professor, and Ehime University, Japan as visiting associate professor. Dr. Dahal has worked on various research projects, training courses and consulting projects related to geohazard risk assessment in many different countries, such as Japan, Taiwan, and India.

He is the Management Director of International Consortium of Geodisaster Reduction (ICGdR) and works in close coordination with geohazard experts of Japan, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, USA and European countries for geodisaster reduction for the benefit of human society and the natural environment, and capacity development, including education. He is the Associate-Editor-in-Chief of Springer Open Journal of Geoenvironmental Disasters where geohazards related articles are submitted from all around the world and Dr. Dahal is responsible for critical review and editing of all technical papers. He is also serving International Journal of Landslide and Environment (IJLE) as Associate-Editor-in-Chief. He is also associated with Himalaya Conservation Group (HCG) as Chief Technical Adviser and involved in advocating research based policy making concepts. He is assigned as special expert for Sunkoshi Landslide Dam rescue and response program of Government of Nepal in 2013 and he had helped Nepal Army to open landslide dam in manageable way. After 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Government of Nepal has nominated him in National Reconstruction Consulting Committee as a member. With such a long expertise and exposure of national as well as international geohazard research, he is serving Nepal for suitable mitigation practice for landslides and earthquake resist buildings. And having vested interest to use research findings in implementation, he has been continuously advocating for research based sustainable mitigation and prevention practice of geohazards in Nepal.

You can write email or call Dr. Dahal for any kind of project study and research. 

Dr. Dahal is now teaching:

  1. Urban Geology in MSc Geology fourth semester, click here for lecture notes.
  2. Exploration and Blasting in MSc Geology second semester, click here for lecture notes.
  3. Numerical modelling and programming in MSc Geology second semester, click here for lecture notes.

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Laboratories

The CDG has high equipped petrographic laboratory with all the facilities from rock cutting, slicing and lapping into thin slicing to mineral, ledge rock or rock core...

 

 

Anniversary of CDG

The anniversary of the CDG is celeberated on Mangsir 29th of each year by organizing various activities including sports. During the anniversary, the department... 


Sport & Extra

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Academic Facilities

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