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MISSION STATEMENT:   To contribute to the society through the pursuit of Education, Learning and Research at the highest level of                                              Excellence

AIMS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

  1. To impart higher education in the field of Earth Sciences
  2. Geology for Common Man
  3. To encourage the weaker sections of the society through Extension activities

TEACHING FACULTIES:

                  Name                                  Post                                        Contact

1.         Dr. S.F.R. Khadri              Professor & Head        07212664729, 9423425393      
                                                                                                  drkhadrisfr@yahoo.com
2.         Dr. A. K. Shrivastava      Reader                            07212665047, 9422157422
                                                                                                  ashokamt2000@hotmail.com
3.         Mr. P. S. Tidke                  Lecturer                         07216513004, 9371348767
                                                                                                  pstidke67@readffmail.com

COURSES:

1.         M.Sc Geology

Sr. No.                         Paper No.       Name of Paper

Semester-I                 
      1                             I                       Mineralogy
      2                             II                      Structural Geology and Tectonics
      3                             III                     Geochemistry and Analytical Techniques
      4                             IV                     Palaeobiology

Semester-II               
      1                             V                      Igneous Petrology
      2                             VI                     Metamorphic Petrology
      3                             VII                    Sedimentology
      4                             VIII                   Geomorphology and Field Geology

Semester-III             
      1                             IX                     Stratigraphy
      2                             X                      Ore Geology and Mining Geology
      3                             XI                     Hydrogeology
      4                             XII                    Exploration Methods

Semester-IV              
      1                             XIII                  Remote Sensing and GIS
      2                             XIV                  Environmental Geology  and Engineering Geology
      3                             XV                   Indian Mineral Deposits and Mineral Economics
      4                             XVI                  Petroleum and Coal Geology

Sr. No.
Practical No.
Practical
Marks
1.
I
Mineralogy and Structural Geology
50
2.
II
Geochemistry, Palaeobiology
50
3.
III
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
50
4.
IV
Sedimentology, Geomorphology and Field Geology
50
5.
V
Stratigraphy, Ore Geology and Mining Geology
50
6.
VI
Hydrogeology and Mineral Exploration
50
7.
VII
Remote Sensing, Engineering and Environmental Geology
50
8.
VIII
Project Work
50

 

2. P.G. Diploma in Watershed Technology and Management
 
First Semester

 
Theory
Marks
Paper I Fundamentals of Geology and Watershed
50
Paper II Advanced Remote Sensing in Geosciences and GIS
50
Paper III Exploration Geochemistry and Geophysical Exploration
50
Paper IV Introduction to Watershed Technology and Management
50
 
Practicals
Practical I Remote Sensing and GIS applications in Water resource Technology and management
25
Practical II Geochemical and Geophysical Exploration and Hydrogeology 
25
 
Total
250

Second Semester

 
Theory
Marks
Paper V Basics of Information Technology and Digital Image Processing
50
Paper VI Advanced Hydrogeology 
50
Paper VII Remote sensing in Water resource management
50
Paper VIII GIS Applications in Natural Resources and Management
50
 
Practicals
Practical III
Remote sensing interpretation in water resources
25
Practical IV Project Report*
25
 
Total
250
 
Grand Total
500

Project Work

*      Each student should undertake Project work allotted by the Head of the Department in a given area pertaining to Watershed management. Each student will be responsible for assessing the characteristics of at least one watershed and should submit Project Report  by the end of Semester II.      

        During the tenure of the course, every student has to take up practical course based on their common and special papers which covers experiments on Geomorphology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Remote sensing, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology, Economic Geology, Fuel Geology, Ore geology and Mining Geology. The students have to complete a project work for successful completion of the course.

BASIC AND ADVANCED FACILITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT

       The department provides basic as well as advanced research facilities for PG learners and researchers. The department is recognized for various laboratories of Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry, Palaeomagnetism, Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing and Sedimentology. e.g. its field activities and efforts made for Palaeomagnetism and Water conservation. The department was awarded Innovative Programme on “P.G. Diploma in Watershed Tech. and Management” for 5 year(2007-12)as coordinator with an outlay of 42.84 Lakhs in which AAS with 25 cathode lamps, GIS software, Watershed  modeling software and water purification system were procured.

RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION

       The faculty members of the department are carrying out advanced research in the fields of Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry, Palaeomagnetism, Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing and Sedimentology.
         
       The department has established Consultancy cell in water resource management, dame site selection and environmental management for generating financial resources.

       The department is successfully running two extension activities under TRDEA approved by MC on (1) water resource development of rural part of Amravati region (2) Groundwater quality testing of the highly populated slums of Amravati City.

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND PROJECTS

Research Projects/ Schemes Undertaken by Dr. Khadri:

  • Successfully Completed:

SERC Young Scientist Project of DST, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:              "Flow stratigraphy, geochemistry & palaeomagnetism of Mandu Volcanics, Malwa Traps, MP and to develop constraints on its petrogenesis".
  2. Duration:                    3 Years (1.7.1991- 30.6.1994)
  3. Total Cost:                 2.75 lakhs

Major research project of UGC, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:               "Flow stratigraphy, geochemistry and palaeomagnetism of Bagli Volcanics, Malwa Deccan Traps, Madhya Pradesh and to develop constraints on its petrogenesis".
  2. Duration:                     3 Years (15.5.1998- 15.5.2001)
  3. Total Cost:                  2.49 lakhs.

Special Assistance Programme (DRS) of UGC, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:                "Petrology and Palaeomagnetism of Deccan and to develop constraints on their petrogenesis".
  2. Duration:                      5 Years (1.1.1994 - 1.1.1999)
  3. Total Cost:                   22 lakhs

Major research project of DST, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:                "Flow stratigraphy, petrogenesis and Palaeomagnetism of Singarchori Volcanics, Malwa Traps, MP".
  2. Duration:                      3 Years (28.9.1998- 28.9.2001)
  3. Total Cost:                   6.25 lakhs

Major Research Project of ICAR, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:               "Detailed Hydrogeological investigations of the Purna river basin, Maharashtra with special emphasis on the salinity problem and its environmental management".
  2. Duration:                     3 Years (1.4.2002- 31.3.2005)
  3. Total Cost:                  Rs. 5,75,800.

Major research project of UGC, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:               "Flow stratigraphy, Petrology, Petrogenesis of Chikaldhara Volcanics, Amravati District, Maharashtra with emphasis on stratigraphic correlations of western Ghats, Central Deccan and Malwa traps ".
  2. Duration:                     3 Years (1.4.2005- 29.2.2008)
  3. Total Cost:                  10.011 lakhs.
  • Ongoing:

Major research project of UGC, New Delhi:

  1. Project Title:               "Flow stratigraphy, Petrogenesis  and Palaeomagnetism of Asirgarh Volcanics, Burhanpur  District, Madhya Pradesh with emphasis on search and identification of magmatic pulses for assessment of their role in the greatest mass extinctions of the earth history".
  2. Duration:                     3 Years (1.2.2009- 31.1.2012)
  3. Total Cost:                  10.843 Lakhs.

Innovative Programme of UGC, New Delhi:

Coordinator of the Innovative programme of UGC for P.G. Diploma in Watershed Technology and Management with an out lay of 42.84 Lakhs.

Post-doctorial Research work abroad and International Collaboration:
         
          Dr. Khadri was invited by the Royal Holloway, University of London, UK to carry out Post-doctorial research in collaboration with Dr. J.N. Walsh from Royal Holloway University of London, UK and Dr. Paul Lyle from University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK under the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship Programme. Dr. Khadri had successfully completed the PDF under International research collaboration programme for two months during June and July 2000 at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Recently, Dr. Khadri had successfully completed PDF for 2 months (15th May to 16th July 2007) at Palaeomagnetic Lab, IPGP, University of Paris, France as an Invited Researcher.
         
          Dr. Khadri had established research collaboration with Dr. J.N. Walsh from the Royal Holloway University of London, UK; Dr. Paul Lyle from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK; Prof. Vincent Courtillot, Director, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France; Dr. P.R. Hooper from the Washington State University, Pullman, USA Professor G.P.Patil from Penn State University, USA and Dr.Rajan Zambre, Erallo Technologies, USA under the International research collaboration programme. In addition, Dr. Khadri is having research collaboration with Prof. K.V. Subbarao from IIT, Mumbai and University of Hyderabad; Professor L.G.Gwalani from University of Western Australia; Dr. K. Mahender from Goa University, Goa and Prof. S. Ramaswamy and Dr.S.M.Hussain from the Madras University, Chennai.

Research Projects/ Schemes Undertaken by Dr. Srivastava:

Projects successfully completed   :    03  (As Project Investigator)

  • Pilot  project entitled  “Hydrogeochemistry of the inland saline ground-water of Purna alluvial basin” awarded by DST, New Delhi, (Cost - Rs. 80, 000/-; Duration  2006-2007).

           Major  research proposal entitled “Study of fossil  biota from Gondwana rocks of district Betul, M.P. and its possible implications on Gondwana.

  • Palaeogeography” awarded by DST, New Delhi, (Cost - Rs. 7,74,000/-; Duration 1998-2002).
  • Minor research project entitled “Sedimentological studies of the Upper Gondwana rocks, exposed on the northern boundary of Purna basin, Maharashtra with special reference to the depositional environment” awarded by UGC, New Delhi, (Cost - Rs. 20,000/-;  Duration 1995-1997).

Ongoing projects  :   02  (As Project Investigator)

  • Major research project entitled “Identification of palaeoclimatological and palaeoecological phases during the deposition of Upper Gondwana succession exposed near Achalpur fault, Satpura basin, Maharashtra” awarded by UGC, New Delhi, (Cost - Rs. 10, 12,000/-;  Duration 2006-2009).
  • Major research project entitled “Sedimentological studies of the glaciagenic sediments, Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica” awarded   by  CSIR, New Delhi, (Cost - Rs. 4, 48,000/- ; Duration  2006-2009).

RESEARCH STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT

List of candidates awarded/ongoing PhD under the guidance of Dr. Khadri:

Sr. No.

Name

Title of Thesis

University

Year

1

Mr. B.K. Singh

Stratigraphy and Palaeomagnetism of a part of Mandu Plateau, Dhar District, M.P.

Vikram

1993
Awarded

2

Mr. R.G. Nagar

Petrology and Palaeomagnetism of a part of Mandu Plateau, Dhar District, M.P.

Vikram

1993
Awarded

3

Mr.
P. Sreenivasa Rao

Stratigraphy and Plaeomagnetism of Deccan Volcanics around Gujri and East of Pune with emphasis on correlations between the northern and western Ghat traps.

Vikram

1997
Awarded

4

Mr. S. P. Khadse

Hydrogeological Investigations in the Kobinala & Dhawalgiri nala watersheds with emphasis on ground water management Warud Taluka, Amravati Dist. (M.S.)

Amravati

2003
Awarded

5

Mr. M.S.
Deshmukh

Stratigraphic, Petrological and Hydrogeomorphic correlation of Pohra hill ranges, Amravati Dist, M.S. and Satpura Hill ranges of Salbardi area, Betul Dist. M.P.

Amravati

2003
Awarded

6

Ms. T. M. Wagh

Petrographic and hydrogeological investigations of Uma river basin, Akola Dt, MS with emphasis on environmental management

Amravati

2003
Awarded

7

Mr. A.K. Viswanadham

Flow stratigraphy & palaeomagnetic investigations of Balgi Volcanics, Malwa Deccan Traps, M.P. and to develop constraints on its Petrogenesis.

Amravati

2003
Awarded

8

Mr. S.V. Kulkarni

Flow stratigraphy and Petrography of Muktagiri volcanics, Betul Dt. MP with water resource management.

Amravati

2003
Awarded

9

Mr. G.K. Bhore

Stratigraphy of lava flows exposed at Chikhaldara region, Amravati Dist. (M.S.) with water resource management

Amravati

2005
Awarded

 

 

On-going

 

 

1

Ms. T.H.
Deshmukh

Hydro-Geomorphic, petrological and magnetogranulometric studies of lava flows and alluvial provinces exposed in  Pedhi river basin with environmental management.

Amravati

On-going

2

Mr. P.S.Gaikwad

Flow stratigraphy, petrology and palaeomagnetism of Deccan traps at Bhainsdehi region, Betul Dist. M.P. and Amravati Dist. M.S. with water resource management.

Amravati

On-going

3

Mr. N.G. Bhaskar

An integrated approach for Watershed development of Wan River Basin with emphasis on hydrogeological and geophysical studies.

Amravati

On-going

4

Mr. B.M.Thakur

Hydrogeological investigations of Gyanganga and Bordi river basins, Buldhana districts with reference to groundwater quality and environmental management

Amravati

On-going

5

Mr. N.R.Kokate

Hydrogeological studies on Morna river basin, MS with reference to water resource management

Amravati

On-going

6

Mr. G.V. Pradhan

Petrology, Stratigraphy and Palaeomagnetism of Khangdo volcanics, Gavilgarh hill range, Amravati district, (MS)

Amravati

On-going

7

Mr. N.S. Ingle

Flow stratigraphy and Palaeomagnetism of Narnala Fort Volcanics, Amravati and Akola districts, Madhya Pradesh

Amravati

On-going

List of candidates awarded/ongoing PhD under the guidance of Dr. Shrivastava:

Name of Candidates

Topic of Ph. D. work

Year of award

 

1. Dr.  R. R. Gawande

Facies architecture, palaeoclimate and palaeoecology of the Upper Gondwana (Early   Cretaceous) sediments of Bairam – Belkher area, district Amravati, Maharashtra and district Betul, Madhya Pradesh.

2002

 

2. Dr. P. S. Rawale

Petrological and geochemical studies of the Gondwana sediments, Salbardi area district Amravati, Maharashtra and district Betul, Madhya Pradesh with special reference to the environment of deposition.

2004

 

3. Dr. M. A. Siddiqui

Planning, management and rational development of groundwater resource of Purna valley, Maharashtra with special reference to the geohydrochemistry of the basin.

2007

RESEARCH PAPERS DURING  LAST FIVE YEARS

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS OF DR. S.F.R.KHADRI:

(i)         REFERRED JOURNALS (International and National):

  1. Reconstructing the eruptive history of the Deccan Traps: (II) Constraints from Palaeomagnetic secular variation in 12 new sections and synthesis for a 3600m thick composite section. (With Anne-Lise Chenet1, Vincent Courtillot, Frédéric Fluteau, Martine Gérard, Xavier Quidelleur and K.V. Subbarao), Journal Geophysical Research (In Press).
  2. Estimation of Aquifer parameters in Basaltic Terrain of Chikaldhara region, Maharashtra (With Patil, G.P.; and Zambre Rajan)  Earth System Sciences ,Volume-One Edited by Arun Kumar, Kushwaha and Thakur,B) 2009, pp:184-201.
  3. Hydrogeological appraisal of  Chandrabhaga River Bain, Chikaldhara Region, Amravati District, Maharashtra, India. Geoenvironment Challenges ahead, Editors: GM Bhat and others, Macmillan Publishers, 2009, pp: 129-144.
  4. Preliminary Petrographic and Palaeomagnetic studies of lava flows around Boral region, Chikaldhara Plateau, Amravati District. MS, SGB Amravati University Journal Vol: 3(1), 2008.pp:9-25.
  5. Geophysical and hydro geological study of Mandu Plateau, Dhar District, M.P., India., Macmillan Advanced Research Series on “Groundwater Resource Assessment, Recharge and modeling” (Editors: Ranghaswami, Palanisami and Mayilswami) Macmillan India Limited, pp:34-44, 2008.
  6. Magnetic Stratigraphy of Tharwar Volcanics, West Nimar District, Madhya Pradesh with emphasis on Rock- Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism. Gondwana Geological Magazine, Vol:21(1), 2006, pp:27.36.
  7. Magnetostratigraphy of the upper formations of the Deccan Traps: An attempt to constrain the timing of the eruptive sequence (with Chenet, Anne-Lise; Courtillot, Vincent; Fluteau, Frederic; Besse, Jean; Subbarao, K.V; Bajpai, Sunil and Jay, Anne) Paper No: 37-6 presented at Earth System Processes 2, a meeting co-convened by Geol. Soc. of America and Geol. Asso. of Canada in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 10th August 2005. Abstract, Geological Society of America, USA.
  8. What’s new about the Deccan traps emplacement? An attempt to estimate the eruptive sequence of lava emplacement. (With Chenet, Anne-Lise; Courtillot, Vincent; Fluteau, Frederic; Besse, Jean; Subbarao, K.V;) Paper No: 86-52 presented at AGU Fall meeting held at San Francisco, USA 5-7 Sept. 2005. Abstract Published in the EOS Trans, AGU.
  9. Palaeomagnetic and Magneto-stratigraphic investigations of the Singarchori Volcanics, Dhar District, M.P., India. Ind. Jour. of Geochemistry, Vol: 19, pp: 35-51, 2004.
  10. Flow stratigraphy of Malwa Traps around Singarchori Region, Dhar District, Madhya Pradesh, India, Ind. Jour. of Geochemistry, Vol: 19, pp: 53-72, 2004.
  11. Carbonatite-alkalic complex of Tiruppattur, Tamil Nadu, South India –2 1: Petrography and Petrochemistry, (With R. Ramasamy, P. S. Dhote and L.G. Gwalani) Ind. Jour. of Geochemistry, Vol: 19, pp: 173-193, 2004.
  12. Rock magnetic and Palaeomagnetic investigations of Darwah volcanics, Yavatmal District, (MS). Journal Gondwana Geological Magazine Vol: 19(2), pp:133-145, 2004.

 (ii)       Books under Publication:

  1. Field excursion guide to Western Deccan Basalt Province (With K.V. Subbarao, M.S.Bodas, J.E.Beane and M.Widowson), Jour.Geol. Soc. of India, 106p.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS OF DR. SRIVASTAVA:

  1. Srivastava, A.K. and Kumar, S., 2004, Facies and environment of deposition Microfacies analysis of the Triassic succession of the Malla Johar area, Kumaon Tethys Himalaya.  Journal of Palaeontological Society of India, Vol.40, pp. 95-123.
  2. Srivastava, A.K., Manik, S.R. Patil, G.V. and Gawande, R.R., 2004,  The genus Araucarites from Upper Gondwana of Bairam-Belkher area, districts Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Palaeobotanist,  Vol. 53, pp. 91-95.
  3. Srivastava, A.K., Manik, S.R. and Gawande, R.R., 2004, Pteridophytic remains from Upper Gondwana succession of Bairam-Belkher area, districts Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Geophytology, 34, pp 105-114.
  4. Srivastava, A .K., Manik., S.R. and Gawande, R.R.,2004, Lithofacies architecture of the Upper Gondwana succession of Bairam-Belkher area, districts Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh. Indian Association of Sedimentologists, 23(1&2), pp. 79-86.
  5. Srivastava, A. K. and Gawande, R. R., 2006, Petrography of Upper Gondwana sediments  (Early Cretaceous) of Bairam-Belkher area district Amravati, Maharashtra and district Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Gondwana Geological Magazine, 21(1), pp. 1-12.
  6. Srivastava, A. K., Manik, S. R. and Gawande, R. R., 2007, Diversity of gymnospermous plant remains from Upper Gondwana (Early Cretaceous) succession of Bairam-Belkher area district Amravati, Maharashtra and district Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Phytomorphology, 57(3&4), 153-163.
  7. Srivastava, A. K., 2007, Detailed sedimentological studies of the glacigenic sediments of Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica, 25st Indian Expedition to Antarctica, Technical Publication 25, pp.239-261.
  8. Srivastava, A. K. and Mankar, R. R., (2008) Lithofacies, depositional environment of the Upper Gondwana succession (Early Cretaceous) of Salbardi area, districts Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Journal of the Geological Society of  India, 72, 190-198.
  9. Srivastava, A. K. and Mankar, R. R., (2009) Grain size analysis and depositional environment of the Upper Gondwana succession (Early Cretaceous) of Salbardi area, districts Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Journal of the Geological Society of  India, Vol. 73, pp. 303-400
  10. Srivastava, A. K. and Khare, N, (2009) Granulometric analysis of glacial sediments, Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica, Journal of the Geological Society of  India, Vol. 73. pp. 609-620.
  11. Srivastava, A. K.  Feeding and resting traces from Upper Gondwana (Early Cretaceous) Fluvial sediments of Bairam-Belkher area district, Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh, Palaeontological  Society of India (In press).
  12. Srivastava, A. K.  Mineralogy and geochemistry of glacial sediments, Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science, Cambridge (Submitted).

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

  • Dr. Khadri has established international research collaboration with Dr. J.N. Walsh from Royal Holloway University of London, UK, Prof. Paul Lyle from University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, Prof. Vincent Courtillot, Director, and Prof. Frédéric Fluteau from IPGP, Paris France and Prof. P.R. Hooper from Washington State University, Pullman, USA for the last 22 years and with Prof.L.G.Gwalani, Visiting Professor, Geology Dept, University of West Australia for the last 3 years.
  • Dr. Khadri has Successfully completed 2 MRP of DST, SAP of UGC at Vikram University, Ujjain, one of ICAR and two of UGC and two minor projects of UGC unassigned grant. At present one major project sponsored by the UGC, New Delhi is in good progress.
  • Established Consultancy cell in water resource management, dame site selection and environmental management for generating financial resources.
  • Dr. Khadri has established advanced rock-magnetic and Palaeomagnetic research laboratories in collaboration with TIFR and IIT, Mumbai which can cater the needs of research scholars and faculty members at Ujjain and Amravati.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully coordinated DST, New Delhi Project Advisory Committee meeting at Amravati University, Amravati during 13th-14th September 2001.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully headed Central Instrumentation Cell of the Amravati University as the Founder In-charge for 4⅓ years from 12.2.2001-3.7.2005.
  • Successfully running two extension activities under TRDEA approved by MC on (1) water resource development of rural part of Amravati region (2) Groundwater quality testing of the highly populated slums of Amravati City.
  • Dr. Khadri has received “Best Teacher Award” from the Amravati University in 2003 as a recognisition of excellent teaching, research and extension services.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully  completed 200-hour full time course on “Training of Teachers in e-Learning” at DOEACC Center, Aurangabad, during 8th August to 5th September 2005 sponsored by Deptt. of IT, Ministry of CIT, Govt. of India.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully completed e-Learning certificate course on Comp TIA A+ Networking by Mind Leaders, USA.on 17th August, 2005.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in the International Workshop on “Geo-science Network (GEON) Cyber Infrastructure at Hyderabad between 24-27 October 2005
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in the International conference on “Environmental Geosciences” during 15-16 Feb.2006 at Anna University and presented two papers.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully completed Post-doctorial Fellowship as Invited Researcher to carry out research on Palaeomagnetism and emplacement of Deccan traps for two months (15.5.2007 to 16.7.2007) at Laboratoire de Paléomagnétism Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université Paris 7, France.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully Participated in the group discussion meeting on Deccan Flood Basalts- Lava tubes and Tunnels organized by the Geological Survey of India at Pune sponsored by the DST, New Delhi from 29-31 January 2006.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully Participated in the group discussion meeting on environmental Indian Dykes at BHU, Varanasi during 18-19 March 2006 and presented 1 research paper.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully Invited as Resource Person for Technical Training of Geoscientists under the Aquifer water Management Pilot, Jalswarajya Project of Groundwater Surveys and Development Agency, Pune, Government of Maharashtra.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in the SPSS Faculty Development Programme organized by SPSS and Department of Statistics, SGB Amravati University during 27th September and 10th and 11th October 2006 and again for 3 days in 2007.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in the International conference on “Hydrology and Watershed Management” held during 5-8 December 2006 at the Centre for Water Resources, IST, JNTU, Hyderabad and presented four research papers.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in International Workshop on “Digital Governance and Hotspot Geo-informatics for monitoring, Etiology, Early warning and Sustainable Management” held during 11-22 Dec.2006 at JalSRI Watershed Surveillance Research Institute, M.J.College, Jalgaon and presented two research papers.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in International Satellite training Programme on “Remote Sensing and GIS” by Dr. Wayne Myers, Prof. of Biometrics, School of Forest Resources and Co-Director of Remote Sensing of Earth Resources, Environ. Research Institute, Penn State University, USA during 23-26 Dec.2006 at Jalgaon.
  • Chairman, Publicity and Report Committee, ICR Festival “Avishkar-2006” on “Protection of Environment and Wild Life” from 29th to 30th Dec. 2006.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in 3rd International .Groundwater conference (IGC-2007) on “Water, Environment and Agriculture-Problems and Challenges” during 7-10 Feb.2007 at TNA University, Coimbatore and presented 3 research papers.
  • The Secretary General, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France has invited as “Invited Researcher” for collaborative research on Palaeomagnetism and emplacement of Deccan for 2 months at IPGP, Paris, France. 
  • Awarded Innovative Programme on “P.G. Diploma in Watershed Tech. and Management” for 5 year (2007-12)as coordinator with an outlay of 65 Lakhs.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully acted as the Chairman of the XI Plan Co-ordination Committee of UGC for the SGB Amravati University constituted by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in International Workshop on “Surveillance Hotspot Geo-informatics and digital governance” during 16-23 Dec. 2007 at Watershed Surveillance Research Institute, Jalgaon and presented three research papers.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully underwent training in the International Workshop on “GIS and Landscape analysis” conducted by Professor Wayne Myers, Director of Biometrics and GIS Remote sensing, Penn State University, PA, USA with hands on training and practical inputs from various case studies during 10-14 March. 2008 at the Watershed Surveillance Research Institute, Jalgaon
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully underwent training in the International Workshop on “SWAT Analysis” jointly conducted by Professor Chris George, Director, International Institute of Software Technology, United Nations University, Macao, SAR, China and Dr. A. K. Gosain and Dr. Sandhya Rao from IIT, Delhi with hands on training and practical inputs from case studies 17-21 March. 2008 at Watershed Surveillance Research Institute, Jalgaon.
  • Member, teaching departments building inauguration committee of the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully discharged the duties of the Chairman of the UGC XI Plan coordination committee of the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati and Chairman of the Physical Sciences presentation committee.
  • Dr. Khadri has received certificate of appreciation from the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor on the eve of World Environment Day (5th June 2008) regarding the Shramadan activity carried out under the guidance of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor for the watershed management and maintaining the University campus clean and environmental friendly.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully organized the XI plan committee’s visit as the Nodal Officer of the UGC XI Plan expert committee of the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully Coordinator of the Amravati JalaSRI and also Founder member of Jalgaon JalaSRI in collaboration with Professor G. P. Patil from the Penn State University, USA.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully participated in the International Conference on “Water, Energy, Environment and Society” organized by the Indian Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee and Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 12-16 January 2009 and presented 3 research papers.
  • Dr. Khadri has successfully Chairman of the sub-committee for NAAC 2009 regarding the Criteria-I, Curricular Aspects.
  • The Department has been awarded a five years course on “P. G. Diploma in Watershed Technology and Management” costing Rs. 42.84 Lacs by UGC, New Delhi under the scheme of Innovative programme with the efforts made by Dr. S.F.R. Khadri, Coordinator of the programme. By virtue of the effort of the coordinator, the course is successfully running in the second year phase through the active contribution of permanent teaching faculty.
  • Dr. A. K. Srivastava has been awarded ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ by Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India, for successful completion of 21st Indian Antarctic Expedition, as Member of the summer team, Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica.