The book contains two sections — descriptive section and question bank section. The
descriptive part contains concise and focussed treatment of the different sub-disciplines of
Geology. The information presented in this part of the book covers Physical Geology,
Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Geotectonics, Stratigraphy, Indian Geology,
Palaeontology, Geoinformatics, Crystallography, Physical Mineralogy, Chemical
Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy, Descriptive Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology,
Sedimentology, Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry and Environmental Geology,
Economic Geology, Exploration Geology, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.
The book is highly useful to faculty and students, especially those who are preparing for
various competitive examinations, viz., UGC-CSIR, GATE, UPSC Geologists examinations,
Indian Civil Services, Forest Services, various state-level officers’ and other examinations,
including UG- and PG-level exams.
Dr V.S. Joji is working as faculty at Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water
Training and Research Institute, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of
Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India,
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, and is also working as Govt. of India TNA consultant.
He completed his graduation and post-graduation from University of Kerala,
Thiruvananthapuram. He carried his PhD work at the University of Kerala,
availing financial assistance from University Grants Commission in the form of UGC-Junior
Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF). Dr. Joji qualified almost all the competitive examinations
in the field of Geology and a few among them are NET, UGC-JRF, CSIR-JRF, GATE,
Geologist in ONGC & GSI, and Lecturer in Geology.