General Information: The geoscientific data acquired by Geological Survey of India from various field and laboratory-based investigations are disseminated to the scientific community through various categories of publications. These include Memoirs, Records, Bulletins, Palaeontologia Indica, Special Publications, Miscellaneous Publications, Catalogue Series, Indian Geoscience Abstracts, Manual Series, Indian Minerals (A quarterly journal), GSI News and Brochures.
Memoirs are comprehensive account of specific stratigraphic-tectonic provinces with metallogenic significance; documentation of work carried out related to geological processes of global/regional importance. First published in 1856.
Records of GSI are published since 1868. There are mainly two kinds of Records:
a) Annual General Report designated as Records, Part 1, enumerating brief account of the entire activities of the Department every year containing results of investigations related to regional surveys, mineral exploration, geotechnical, marine and research activities etc. besides information on human resource, internal relations, administrative and financial matters;
b) Collection of Scientific Papers(Records, Part. 2 to 8) which was published up to 1993 (i.e. Vol. 121). Since then, it is being published as Extended Abstracts of Progress Report of CHQ (Part 2); ER (Part 3); NER (Part 4); SR (Part 5); CR (Part 6); WR (Part 7) and NR (Part 8) for rapid dissemination of geoscientific data from the investigations carried out each field season.
Bulletin Series A is published since 1950 on economic geology. Bulletin Series B is mainly reports based on engineering geology and ground water, published since 1950. Compilation of basic analytical raw data is published as Bulletin Series C since 1986.
Miscellaneous Publication, first published in 1950 are consolidated document on geology and mineral resources of different states of India. Earlier it also included bibliography of different topics, Proceedings of Seminars / Symposia / Workshop etc.
Catalogues of collection of rocks, minerals, meteorites etc are published since 1982 as Catalogue Series. First volume of Manual Series was published in 1983. It is mainly a manual of methodology for analytical study.
Indian Journal of Geosciences (formerly Indian Minerals), the quarterly journal of earth science accepts national/international research papers, short communications and review articles on original contribution and book review on any discipline of Earth sciences. It was first published in 1947.
The GSI Publications/Journals are sold on advance payment. The money is to be paid by
Money Order/Demand Draft drawn in favour of the
Director, Publication and Information Division, Geological Survey of India, 29, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Calcutta-700016, payable at Kolkata.
For remittance of the requisite amount for purchase of publications, proforma invoice may be obtained from the above address. On receipt of advance payment the Publications/ Journals are sent by registered parcel post in India and sea mail book post to abroad for which the postal charges are borne by GSI. On request, publications are also sent by air mail for which postages are to be borne by the purchasers.
Cash sale of GSI publications are made from the Sale Counter of Map & Publication Division (1st Floor), Central Headquarters, 29 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700016, India between 10.30 A.M. and 1 P.M. / 2.30 P.M. to 4 P.M. Monday to Friday except Government holidays.
GSI Publications are also available on sale from the following offices of the Geological Survey of India.
Bhubijnan Bhawan, DK-6, Sector-II, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091
GSI Complex, Sector-E, Aliganj, Lucknow-226020
GSI Complex, Bandlaguda, Hyderabad-500068
CGO Complex, Seminary Hills, Nagpur-440006
GSI Complex, 15-16, Jhalana Dungri, Jaipur-302004
North Eastern Region:
Kumud Villa, Nongrim Hills, Shillong-793003
Pushpa Bhawan (2nd Floor), A-Block, Madangir Road, New Delhi-110062
T.C. 24/338, Model School Road, East Thampanur, Thiruvananthapuram-695014
GSI Publications are also available for sale from office of the Controller of Publications, Govt. of India, Dept. of Publications, Civil Lines, Delhi-110054.
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