Andhra University and Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad, here on Saturday entered into an MoU on starting a one-year post-graduate diploma course in mineral exploration and resource evaluation.
Deputy Director General and Head of Mission V of GSI S.K. Wadhawan and Registrar of AU K. Rama Mohana Rao signed the MoU in the presence of AU Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju and Rector A.V. Prasada Rao.
Dr. Wadhawan said the MoU would help producing professionals who are in good demand. GSI was dedicated for detecting mineral wealth and was regularly conducting geological mapping.
Principal of AU College of Science and Technology V. Veerayya, HoD of Geology T. Vinoda Rao were present.
Those having PG qualification in geology or geophysics are eligible to do the PG diploma course. The seats will be filled in 2:1 ratio among the geology and geophysics candidates respectively. The intake is 25 seats and additional six seats will be filled if NRIs applied. Twenty five per cent of the seats are reserved for AU students. The fee is Rs. 20,000 or 2,000 US dollars. The course has two semesters with the first semester exclusively for theory and second semester for project and field work.