Our Facilities

  • Petrology and Mineralogy Lab

    The lab is well equipped with all basic facilities for megascopic identification of rocks and minerals. Besides, the lab has modern petrological microscopes and an advanced ore microscope with camera attachment for various petrographic studies.

  • Geochemistry Lab and Instrumentation Lab

    The Geochemistry and Instrumentation lab has all basic facilities including Millipore water purifier for doing geochemical analyses and is equipped with instruments like Spectrophotometer, Flame photometer and Soil water analyzer kit. A Fume hood is also installed to do sediment sample digestion.

  • Micropaleontology Lab

    The facilities in the Micropaleontology Lab includes advanced Sterozoom binocular microscopes with camera attachments for identification of various microfauna which forms the prime proxy for any advanced research in Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography. The micropaleontology working group is actively engaged in the forminiferal and pteropod studies of the Arabian Sea and the Andaman Sea.

  • Sedimentology Lab

    The ocean bottom sampling equipments such as van Veen Grab, Peterson Grab, Portable rock/sediment corer and Gravity corers are the major equipments of the Sedimentology lab. The sedimentology working group is betrothed in the placer mineral studies of the coastal sediments of Kerala, coastal sediments of Kerala, coastal and estuarine dynamics and clay mineralogical studies.

  • Rock Cutting and Polishing Lab

    The lab is equipped with a rock cutting, polishing and mounting machine for petrological and ore mineral studies. The equipment is used to prepare polished rock / mineral thin sections for transmitted light and reflected light petrography, Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA) and doubly polished wafers for fluide inclusion studies. The petrology working group make use of the equipment for investigations on metamorphic and igneous rocks.

  • Electronics Lab

    Students are imparted practical training in basic electronics both analog and digital. The experiments are conducted for the topics that they learned in class rooms. In addition, the students are encouraged to work in a virtual lab where they can simulated experiments using Multi SIM and verify the results obtained from Electronics Lab.

  • Seismic and Gravity Lab

    To provide hands-on training for the students, the lab is equipped with LaCoste Romberg Gravimeter, Proton Precession Magnetometer (PPM), Electrical Resistivity meter, etc. with associated processing software. The group is actively engaged in the deep crustal studies using gravity, magnetic and seismological data.

  • Computer Lab

    For giving hands-on training to the students, we have computer facility such as potential field data processing and interpreation software USGS-SAKI and seismological data processing and interpretation software like SEISAN, SCREAM, HYPO etc. and Remote Sensing software Arc-GIS as an added computational facility.

  • Library

    The students make use of the library facility of the School of Marine Sciences, which has a repository of 20,399 books and 47 journals covering all realms of Marine Sciences including expedition reports of Challenger, Schimoga, Galathea, Discovey, Valdivia and International Indian Ocean Expedition raw data. It also facilitate e-information resources which include databases, onine journal, e-books etc. Besides, the Department has a library with collection of books, back volumes of journals, project reports, Ph.D thesis and reprints pertaining to the department. Internet and supporting facilities have also been provided in the library, classrooms, research laboratories and in all faculty rooms.