from a geologist point of view. Fieldwork is an integral part of study of geology and to be very precise,a
classroom study is augmented with fieldwork to garner pervasive knowledge of the subject. Year wise
objectivity of fieldwork gets changed. In our first year curriculum students are introduced with different
rock types made up of different array of minerals along with their paragenesis. They learn to locate the
outcrop in the map and asses its mapability with reference to its dimension. In the following year students
are oriented to recognize the relation between the country rock and other associated rocks along with their
mode of occurrence. They also learn to interpret the sequence of formation, other dimension like fossil
content are also incorporated. In the final year students are supposed to learn mapping on a regional scale.
In order to do so they learn to delineate and demarcatedifferent litho-units along with their structural
aspect. A subject’s knowledge dome stands void if it lacks applicability. Since geologist are supposed to
explore mineral and fossil fuel resources, students of the department as part of their curriculum are
exposed to exploration site (drilling, logging), mining site (excavation) and also plant site, which makes
them holistically accomplished keeping aside its qualitative aspect.
Dr. Santanu Chattopadhyay
I have the proud privilege to share my views on Jagannath Kishore College, with whom I have been associated for the last twenty-five years initially as a faculty of Physics, and then as the Principal for the last seven years or so. Founded in 1948, and serving as a premiere institution for higher education in Purulia for over seven decades, this college has followed the motto ‘Shraddhavan Lavate Jnanam’( a faithful person achieves knowledge) to its optimum. In Swami Vivekananda’s words ‘Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man’ –.....