Objectives

  • To undertake, aid, promote, guide and coordinate researches in geology of the Himalaya and foster a tradiation of scholarships.
  •  To carry-out research towards the development of new concepts and models concerning geodynamic evolution of the Himalaya through an integrated interdisciplinary approach.
  •  To co-ordinate research activities amongst different institutions and universities in the country working in the field of Himalayan Geology and related areas.
  •  To organise workshops, seminars, symposia and training programmes in specialised disciplines and on topics related to the geology of Himalaya.
  •  To serve as the National Reference Centre for the geology of Himalaya and to provide high level consultancy services to various institutions, public agencies and industries.
  • To collaborate with foreign research organisations and universities in the fields relevant to the objectives of the institute with special emphasis on application of new tools, methodologies and analytical techniques.
  •  To disseminate knowledge and information relating to geological and allied researches in the Himalaya through publication of monographs, research papers, maps, scientific reports, bibliographies, etc.
  •  To establish affiliation with recognised universities and centers of higher education to promote Himalayan geology and enable research scholars to register for post-graduate and research degress in the field.
  •  To inspire and encourage young earth scientists in the study of geology of the Himalaya.
  • To institute a Wadia National Fellowship in Himalayan Geology for carrying out research work at the Institute.