The Department of Geology, College of Engineering Guindy Campus, Anna Univesity sprouted as a Division of Geology to teach Engineering Geology programmes to the technical students. The Department of Geology was intiated and developed by Prof. M. S. Jagadeesan and Prof. C. Mohanadoss.

The vision of the founder professor on importance of geological sciences and technology for current development of education in India, instigated them to start the department and UG, and PG programmes in Applied Geology.

Since 1986, the faculty strength has increased to eight numbers in the year 2009. All the faculties are dedicated to the cause of dissemination of Geological knowledge to the community to address socio-economic problems and exploration of minerals and fossil fuel resources.

The specialized faculty members focus the department for academic research and industrial projects and have generated funds to the tune of Rs. 8 Crores.

The department is recognized by UGC-SAP, UGC-CPESS and DST-FIST programmes. This has enabled the department to have good instrumentation faciliy to carryout research and it has produced 31 Ph. D theses in various fields of geology. The faculty members have international research collaborations and have collectively published nearly 450 research papers in internationally reputed journals.

The alumni of this department are placed in reputed institutions and industries in India and abroad. The department is well connected with industry and academic interactions.

The goal of the department is to educate the students and prepare the trained manpower for the country.

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