Geology Optional Online Courses

For IFoS 2021

This course is part of the UPSC 2021 IFoS Geology Optional Online Course. To enrol in the GATE course, please visit: https://planet-geology.com or send an email to support@planet-geology.com

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  • Comprehensive coverage of syllabus

  • Includes difficult topics which can not be found in standard text books.

  • Access to lecture slides provided

  • Write Better Answers that Others

Video lectures and study material in one place

Learn at your own pace with pre-recorded video lectures.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Geology Paper-2 Section-A Syllabus

  2. 2
    • Slides: Introduction to Mineralogy, Chemical Bonding and Physical Properties of Minerals

    • Syllabus: Crystallography

    • Slides: Crystal Symmetry

    • Video Lecture: Crystal Symmetry Part 1

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    • Video Lecture: Crystal Symmetry Part 2

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    • Text: Defining Symmetry of the Six Crystal Systems

    • Video Lecture: Lattice and Motif

    • Video Lecture: Bravis Lattices and Miller Indices

    • Doubt Clearance: Isodesmic, Anisodesmic and Mesodesmic

    • Slides: Crystal Lattice and Motifs

    • Video Lecture: Seven Crystal Systems and Thirty Two Crystal Classes

    • PDF: Crystal Classes

    • Video Lecture: Hermann-Mauguin Notation Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Hermann–Mauguin Notation Part 2

    • PDF: Herman-Mauguinn Notation

    • PDF: Stereography Projections in crystallography

    • Video Lecture: Crystallographic Stereographic Projections

    • PDF: Crystal Defects

    • PDF: Solid Solution, Isomorphism, Polymorphism and Pseudomorphism

    • Video Lecture: Isometric System Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Isometric System Part 2

    • Video Lecture: Isometric System Part 3

    • Video Lecture: Isometric Part 4

    • Video Lecture: Isometric Part 5

    • PDF: Isometric System

    • Video Lecture: Tetragonal System Part 1

    • Video lecture: Tetragonal System Part 2

    • PDF: Tetragonal System

    • Video Lecture: OrthorhombicSystem

    • PDF: Orthorhombic System

    • Video Lecture: Triclinic System

    • Video Lecture: Monoclinic System

    • PDF: Monoclinic and Triclinic Systems

    • Video Lecture: Trigonal System

    • Video Lecture: Hexagonal System

    • PDF: Hexagonal and Trigonal Crystal Systems

    • Slides: X-Ray Crystallography

    • Video Lecture: XRD and XRF

  3. 3
    • Syllabus: Mineralogy

    • Video Lecture: Polarization of Light

    • Video Lecture: Refraction, Relief and Becke Line

    • Practival Video: Becke Line

    • Practival Video: Pleochroism

    • Practical Video: Relief

    • Video Lecture: Double Refraction, Birefringence and Retardation

    • CORRECTION: Polarization of Light Lecture

    • Video Lecture: Michel Levy Chart

    • Michel Levy Chart

    • Video Lecture: Uniaxial and Biaxial Minerals

    • Video Lecture: Optical Indicatrix

    • Slides: Optical Indicatrix

    • Slides: Interference Phenomena And Other Props

    • Video Lecture: Sign of elongation and pleochroism

    • Video Lecture: Optic Sign

    • Uniaxial Optic Sign: Movement of Isochromes

    • Practical: Uniaxial Interference Figure

    • Video Lecture: SIlicate Structures

    • Notes: Olivine Group

    • Notes: Amphibole Group

    • Notes: Mica Group

    • Notes: Clay Group

    • Notes: Pyroxene Group

    • Notes: Garnet Group

    • Notes: Silica Group

    • Notes: Feldspar Group

    • Notes: Alumino Silicates, Spinel and Feldspathoids

  4. 4
    • Syllabus: Igneous Petrology

    • PDF: Magma Generation

    • Video Lecture: Generation of Magma

    • PDF: Field Relations and Igneous Structures

    • Copy of PDF: Classification of Igneous Rocks

    • Text: Mineralogy of Important Igneous Rocks

    • Alumina Saturation in Igneous Rocks

    • Alkaline v/s Peralkaline Rocks

    • Video Lecture: Plotting Compositions

    • Video Lecture: Phase Rule and One Component Systems

    • Video Lecture: Phase Rule Two Component Solid Solution Systems Part 1 (Albite-Anorthite)

    • Video Lecture: Phase Rule Two Component Solid Solution Part 2 (Albite-Anorthite)

    • Video Lecture Binary Eutectic Part 1 (Diopside Anorthite)

    • Video Lecture: Binary Eutectic Part 2

    • PDF: Igneous Textures

    • Video Lecture: Igneous Textures

    • PDF: Magna Diversification

    • Video Lecture: Magma Diversification Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Magma Diversification Part 2

    • Video Lecture: Magma Series Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Magma Series Part 2

    • Video Lecture: MORBs

    • Video Lecture: OIBs and LIPs

    • PDF: Magma Series and Igneous Rocks of Ocean Lithosphere

    • Text: REE Patterns of EMORB and NMORB

    • Text: MORB Petrogenesis

    • Text: OIB Trace Element Pattern

    • Text: Model for Ocean Magmatism

    • Slides :Anorthosites

    • Slides : Alkaline rocks

    • Slides : Basic Rocks

    • Slides: Carbonatites

    • Deccan volcanism

    • Slides: Granitoids

    • Slides: Ultra Basic Rocks

    • Slides: Diorite

    • Slides : Syenite

    • Slides : Charnockite Problems

  5. 5
    • Syllabus: Metamorphic Petrology

    • Text: What is Metamorphism and Limits of Metamorphism

    • Slides: Introduction to metamorphism

    • Read: Metamorphic grades in Scottish highlands (Metamorphic Isograds and Zones)

    • Slides: Metamorphic Series and Contact Metamorphism

    • Read: Sanbagawa Series (Paired Metarmophic melts of Japan)

    • PDF: Metamorphic Textures

    • Video Lecture: Metamorphic Textures Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Metamorphic Textures Part 2

    • Slides: Metamorphic Triangular Diagrams and Phase Rule

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    • Video Lecture: Metamorphic Phase Rule and Triangular Diagrams

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    • Chemographic Projections and A(K)FM Diagrams

    • Video Lecture: Chemographic Projections

    • PDF: Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks

    • VIdeo Lecture: Metamorphism of Basic Rocks

    • PDF: Metamorphism of Pelitic (Argillaceous) Rocks

    • Video Lecture: Medium PT Metamorphism of Pelites (Argillaceous Rocks)

    • Video Lecture: Low&High PT Metamorphism of Pelites

    • PDF: High P/T Metamorphism

    • Video Lecture: UHP and UHT Metamorphism

    • Video Lecture: Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages

    • PDF: Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages

    • PDF: Metamorphism of Calcareous Rocks

    • Slides: Metamorphic Reactions

    • Anorthosites

    • Slides: Granulite terrains of India

  6. 6
    • Syllabus: Sedimentology (Part 1)

    • Slides: Sedimentary Processes and Fluid Flow

    • Slides: Introduction to Sedimentology

    • Video Lecture: Sedimentary Textures Part 1

    • Video Lecture: Sediment Transport

    • Video Lecture: Sedimentary Textures Part 2

    • Video Lecture: Flow Regimes

    • Video Lecture: Sediment Transport

    • Video Lecture: Cumulaltive vs Frequency Distribution

    • Video Lecture: Mean Median Skewness Kurtosis

    • Video Lecture: Bedforms

    • Video Lecture: Antidunes

    • Video Lecture: Grain Shape, Texture and Maturity

    • Video Lecture: Water Flow vs Gravity Flow

    • Video Lecture: Gravity Deposits

    • Video Lecture: Weathering

    • Slides: Classification of Sedimentary Rocks

    • Slides: Biogenic, Volcanic, and Chemical Sediments

    • Video Lecture: Classification of Sedimentary Rocks (Terrigenous Clastic Rocks)

    • Video Lecture: Classification of Sedimentary Rocks Part 2

  7. 7
    • Syllabus: Sedimentology (Part 2)

    • Video Lecture: Sediment Transport

    • Video Lecture: Flow Regimes

    • Video Lecture: Sediment Transport

    • Video Lecture: Bedforms

    • Video Lecture: Antidunes

    • Video Lecture: Gravity Deposits

    • Slides: Sedimentary Structures

    • Slides: Sedimentary Textures

    • Slides: Erosional Sedimentary Textures

    • Video Lecture: Depositional Sedimentary Bedforms

    • Video Lecture: Climbing Ripples

    • Doubt Paleocurrent from Flute Casts

    • Video Lecture: Soft Sedimentary Deformation Part I

    • Video Lecture: Soft Sediment Deformation Part II

    • Slides: Penecontempraneous Deformation Structures

    • Slides: Paleo-Current Indicators

    • Video Lecture: Rose Diagrams and Paleocurrent Direction

    • Slides: Sedimentary Basins

    • Video Lecture: : Sedimentary Basins

    • Slides: Provenance Studies

    • Video Lecture: Basin Analysis

    • Slides: Sedimentaty Basins of India

Instructor

Our experts are here to support your preparation

Lawrence Kanyan

I am teaching this course as a part of an overall series on geology courses for competitive examinations. I secured AIR-1 in 2017 Geology and Geophysics GATE examination. I am an IIT Roorkee Graduate. I have previously worked for Shell, ONGC and the University of Texas at Austin. I have performed in exceptionally well in other standardised examinations such as GMAT (780/800), GRE (330/340), TOEFL (117/120), IIT-JEE and Medical examinations. I know what it takes to learn subjects in a manner that you do not forget those ever.

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The way of explanation is very good. Kanyan sir completely teaches from ground level concepts. Now I have enrolled for the free preview classes. Its very helpful. During live video classes sir clears every small doubts. Thank you Planet Geology for providing this platform.

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Best learning experience ever had.

Shubham Kumar Behera

Lawrence sir is truly great at concepts of structural geology.I got many fundamental concepts and tricks through the courses. everybody should go through it.

Lawrence sir is truly great at concepts of structural geology.I got many fundamental concepts and tricks through the courses. everybody should go through it.

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I m a undergraduate students facing lot of trouble in this topic after watching this one my all doubts are cleared. Thank u very much sir🙏

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Debarati Saha

For someone like myself, who is not so good in structural geology, this course is very effective & fruitful !!! I think it is the best possible way to l...

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For someone like myself, who is not so good in structural geology, this course is very effective & fruitful !!! I think it is the best possible way to learn structural geology from scratch. Sir has put a lot of effort and ensured that various option are available to suit different learning style. He has shared every bit of his knowledge selflessly. He also showed examples from Google earth pro, which helped me visualize the problem. The live lecture session are extremely helpful and interactive. He makes sure every topic is covered and asks us qs afterwards. He also is very responsive to every qs & clears out every little doubt of us. He pays attention to each and every one of us. Thank you

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Very well designed and a high quality content suitable for preparing for competitive examinations

Very well designed and a high quality content suitable for preparing for competitive examinations

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nicely explained

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Chapter 1: Maps

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Very relevant and informative.

Very relevant and informative.

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Well framed course

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Brilliantly designed course for competition

Brilliantly designed course for competition

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Lawrence Kanyan

Amazing Lectures

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    Over 200 Lecture Videos and Accompanying Slides

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What other people are saying

Great Content!

by Bhargav

Lawrence sir is the best teacher I have ever had. He explains difficult subjects is a very simple language and with real-world examples. The course content is just excellent and comprehensive, you need not study from any other source if you complete this course.

Excellent Teaching Methodology

by Paladugu Hari

Thanks to Lawrence sir for helping me understand the most difficult topics in Geology.