National Geophysical Research Institute [NGRI] was established in the year 1961 with the mission to carry out research in multidisciplinary areas of Earth Sciences. The Institute plays a pivotal role in the exploration of Hydrocarbons, Mineral and Groundwater resources in addition to studies in Engineering Geophysics, Seismology, Geo dynamics and Geo environment. NGRI’s basic objectives relate in the fields of Exploration of Hydrocarbons/Coal, Mineral Exploration, Engineering Geophysics, Exploration, Assessment, Management of Groundwater Resources, Earthquake Hazard Assessment, Structure of the Earth’s Interior, History of its Evolution in Space & Time, Geo-environmental Studies and Development of Geophysical Instruments. The institute offers graduate and post graduate degree level courses in field like Earthquake hazard assessment, Engineering geophysics, Groundwater management studies, Natural resource exploration, Marine geophysical studies and Antarctic studies among others and has provided many skilled professionals to the industry since its inception.
Facts and Figures ofNational Geophysical Research Institute [NGRI]-
Year of Establishment
Chairman of the institute
Prof. Bimalendu Bhattacharya
Director of the Institute
Dr. Y.J. Bhaskar Rao
Institutes Under National Geophysical Research Institute [NGRI]
Total Faculty Members
How to Reach
12.8 kms away from Nampaly Railway Station
Why to JoinNational Geophysical Research Institute [NGRI]?
Research activities- The institute has undertaken various research projects and encourages the students to contribute to them
Alumni- The institute has produced highly skilled professions who have gained the status of Padmashrees through their excellent achievements
Awards- National Geophysical Research Institute has received the award for best technical college and many more awards.