Introduction to Petrology

Theory: Rock forming minerals, textures of Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, Microtextures and reactions, using petrological datasets, rock types and tectonic settings, geothermometry and geobarometry, isochemical phase diagrams and its interpretations, linking petrology to geochronology, Geology of southern India and applications of petrology.


  • R. H. Vernon, A practical guide to Rock Microstructure, Cambridge University Press,2004