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Central Department of Geology

Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu 44618, Nepal

Phone: +977-1-4332449


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1. Classes of MSc Geology and MSc Engineering Geology will be resumed from Oct 22 after the Dashain and Tihar holiday.

2. 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).

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



M.Sc. in Engineering Geology

Tribhuvan University is the oldest national university of Nepal which provides courses in a large number of disciplines. In view of the need of trained manpower in the field of Engineering Geology in the country, and having a wide scope internationally, the M. Sc. Engineering Geology Program has been established under TU. Presently engineering geology has a wide application in areas of engineering, primarily in investigation of geological conditions that may affect the design, construction, operation and maintenance of large scale engineering projects such as dams, tunnels, highways, water resources development, and natural hazard mitigation and environmental management. The aim of this course is to produce required manpower who can competently work in the field of Engineering Geology and capable of fulfilling the present demand of the industry and academia. 

Engineering geology is the application of geology to civil engineering and construction practices. The subject also includes aspects of engineering geomorphology, surface geology, disaster risk management, and geodisaster mitigation. Engineering geologists are found worldwide working on problems as varied as foundation design to the assessment of earthquake and landslide risks together with geological data analysis and urban planning. Engineering geologists have an important role in the evaluation of site conditions for surface and underground constructions. They are leaders of environmental management works and always play key role in the infrastructure development and planning. Moreover, engineering geology has prime role in geochemical and geophysical investigation as well as data analysis along with site evaluation and remediation. With increasing use of slopes in south and south east Asian regions, and expanding use of marginal land in the emerging economies, the role of the engineering geologists has never been as important as it is in the modern engineering era. The understanding of the plain areas as well as hill slopes and their response to static and dynamic loads is a vital work of engineering geologists for sustainable development of infrastructures and disaster risk reduction.

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