Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department

Engineering geology and hydrogeology has been studied as a subject for different field of civil engineering faculty sense establishment of Kabul Polytechnic University. The demand for establishment of this department is felt many years ago, but lack of equipment and material, as well past decades of civil war has forbidden to establish this department.

The engineering geology and hydrogeology subject has taught before in the frame of geological engineering and exploration of mines department. The establishment of engineering geology and hydrogeology has approved in the session of geological engineering and exploration of mines professors on 14.10.1392 with protocol number 79. Base on Kabul Polytechnic University proposal number 40, date 11.04.1393 and approval of academic affairs and cohesion department of MoHE, and proposal number 638 date 12.05.1393 head of legislation and organization development of academic development department, general academic affairs and cohesion department of MoHE, under judgment or decree number (2999/2173) date 18.05.1393 ministry of higher education, the department of engineering geology and hydrogeology is established.

Because this department is newly established, so it doesn’t have enough classrooms and laboratory equipment and other material.

In the future, according to department’s objectives and responsibilities, department recruits young teachers and other high level educated professors to conduct the academic activities like compilation and translation of books, and other researches.

Currently, department has eight scientific members and needs to recruit other young scientific members as well.      

The responsibility of department:

The major responsibilities of the engineering geology and hydrogeology are to train young specialists and skilled engineers according to market demand and necessity of the country in the field to geotechnical investigation for different types of engineering structures. In addition, train young expert and skilled engineers in the field of Hydrogeology to investigate groundwater as a drinking source; moreover, evaluate the negative impacts of groundwater on different engineering structures and construction materials.

The importance for establishment of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

Nowadays none of engineering structures could not be built without geotechnical investigation, because without understanding of subsurface conditions, are difficult to do the foundation design of engineering structures such as (residential and industrial buildings, high ways, railroads, dames, airports, and other engineering structures). On the other hand, it should be mentioned that despite of importance of such investigations there were not established a department in this field before 2013 to train experts and engineers in the field of engineering geology and hydrogeology.

According to above problems it is necessity to:

  • Develop a major department in the field of engineering geology and hydrogeology in the frame of geology and mine faculty in country level.
  • Academic and scientific level of studies should meet to present requirements.
  •  Improve the capacity of scientific members of department with accordance to new technologies.
  • Effort for improvement the quality of higher education and on the other side the national interest should be considered.
  • The academic discipline and arrangement should be considered properly.

Objectives of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

  • Standardizing the department according to the current situations and requirements in the country level;
  • Updating department’s curriculum according to market demand and Ministry of Higher Education Policy.
  • Implementing development programs of Ministry of Higher Education Afghanistan properly.
  • Better preparing ways of the implementation methods for educational development programs of Ministry of Higher of Afghanistan.
  • Train qualified Engineers in fields of engineering geology and hydrogeology.
  • Recruitment qualified persons with higher grade of education (masters and doctors) and try to improve the educational level of available scientific members;
  • Teaching properly according to the provided curriculum by using advanced equipment and tools;
  • Intensive work for providing teaching materials and books in national languages and promote the culture of standard research.

The main challenges in of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department:

Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology is a newly established department, so it is faced with many challenges and the main challenges are as below:

  • Deficiency of laboratory and lab equipment;
  • Lack of teaching materials in field of engineering geology and hydrogeology;
  • Lack of qualified scientific members specially members having high education grade and science grade.

Name: Mohammad Ibrahim

Last name: Najaf

Father Name: Najaf

Education: PhD

Place of education: Russia (Moscow)

Scientific grade: Professor

Duration of service: 37

Number of publication:  40

Phone No: +93700244194

Email: drnajaf3@yahoo.com

 

Name: Janaqa

Last name: Satar

Father Name: Abdul Star

Education: MSc

Place of education: Azerbaijan

Scientific grade: Senior Teaching

Assistant

Duration of service: 15

Number of publication:  15

Phone No: +93799314780

Email: janaqasatar@yahoo.com

 

 

Name: Mohammad Hadi

Last name: Asadi

Father Name: Hussian Ali

Education: MSc

Place of education: Afghanistan (Kabul)

Scientific grade: Senior Teaching

Assistant

Duration of service: 3

Number of publication:  6

Phone No: +93773644508

Email: hadiasadi7@gmail.com

hadiasadi@kpu.edu.af

 

 

Name: Abdulhalim

Last name: Zaryab

Father Name: Ahmad Ali

Education: MSc

Place of education: Kazakhstan

Scientific grade: Senior Teaching

Assistant

Duration of service: 6

Number of publication:  8

Phone No: +93774363533

Email: a.zaryab@kpu.edu.af  

 

Name: Mohammad Salem

Last name: Hossaini

Father Name: Mohammad Ali

Education: MSc

Place of education: Iran

Scientific grade: Senior Teaching

Assistant

Duration of service: 1

Number of publication:  2

Phone No: +93773819822

Email: salem.hossaini@yahoo.com

 

Name: Mohammad Zia

Last name: Jamal

Father Name: Naser Ali

Education: BSc (current student of

master program

Place of education: Afghanistan (Kabul)

Scientific grade: Junior Teaching

Assistant

Duration of service: 2

Number of publication: 

Phone No: +93729803754

Email: zjamal.mining@gmail.com

 

 

Name: Ali Akbar

Last name: Nedam

Father Name: Ali Hussian

Education: BSc (current student of

master program

Place of education: India

Scientific grade: Junior Teaching

Assistant

Duration of service: 2

Number of publication: 

Phone No: +93744997151

Email: aliakbarnedam@gmail.com

 

 

 

Participation of department members in overseas workshops and trainings