Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science is set up to provide state of the art education and research in earth, climate and ocean sciences. Earth and Atmospheric Science is a strongly interdisciplinary subject which links different resources (e. g. minerals, energy and water), natural hazards, environmental issues, and also serves as a significant relation to weather and climate, which is inevitable for human life and our society.

The department would be playing a vital role in providing resourceful man power through interdisciplinary way of teaching and research programmes. The academic activities are oriented towards achieving fundamental understanding of the interaction among lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmospheric and oceanic processes for sustainable development. The department would focus on the exploration of economically important mineral and energy resources, evolution and internal dynamics of Earth, surficial processes, natural & human-induced hazards, groundwater, environmental issues, weather and climate and air quality modelling.    


To be recognized as a seat of higher learning in the fields of Earth and Atmospheric Science and provider of superior human resources to major national agencies engaged in exploration & exploitation of mineral and energy resources and prediction of weather, climate and natural hazards for disaster mitigation.


  1. To carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of Earth and Atmospheric Science with the emphasis on application to geological prospective, atmospheric modeling and measurements.
  2. To provide education in the field of Earth and Atmospheric Science with an eye on strong fundamentals, research aptitude, devotion to profession and high ethical standards.

Head of the Department

Prof. Jagabandhu Panda

Associate Professor
  0661-2462931 (HOD)
  0661-2462933 (Off)

Office Address

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008