As students of Prof.VLS Bhimasankaram, it was a thought of sharing the knowledge acquired over the years with students to make them aware of industry practices and requirements. To make the students empowered with knowledge and have an edge over others in getting jobs. At the same time enabling the industry to have trained manpower and reduce the burden of basic training. This idea alongwith the respect to our beloved teacher triggered the formation of Geophysics Academy in October 2021 with experts in the industry as faculty.
We used the covid slump and advent of online education. As a first step a course on general principles of different aspects of exploration geophysics were explained on Google meet online platform The objective was to make the students know the potential of Geophysics in different fields of application.. Then it was decided to conduct certificate courses in specific areas. The following specific areas were identified
1. Mineral exploration
2. Groundwater exploration,
3. Oil & gas exploration.
4. Well logging geophysics (offshore and onshore),
5. Application of Remote sensing in exploration Geophysics.
The certificates were issued to participants. The courses were conducted in association with AEG.
It is hopeful that with the New Executive body of AEG, the Academy will expand the areas of teaching and conduct workshops and conduct online and offline classes for students and also guide Research Scholars.
Education also refers to the knowledge received through schooling instruction and to the institution of teaching as a whole. The main purpose of education is the integral development of a person.