Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) offers acquaintance and guidance to Geoscientists of the country, in latest techniques in mineral exploration, geophysical surveying, geological mapping and Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS).

Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) with a covered area of 10,000 sq. ft. and a Hostel for Trainee officers with a covered area of 15,000 sq. ft. is fully functional. Every year Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) offers short- and long-term multidisciplinary training courses for Universities and other sister organizations. The trainee participants comfortably stay in Hostel facility comprising of twenty rooms.

In-House Professional Training/ Internship Program designed on Instrumental Chemical Analysis of Rocks and Minerals includes following Mineralogical and Analytical techniques,


  • Thin and polished section preparation
  • Sample preparation, sizing and density determinations
  • Mineral sand and alluvial ore mineralogy
  • Petrography and mineralogy
  • Gemstones identification
  • X-Ray Diffraction-XRD
  • Electron Probe Micro Analyzer-EPMA
  • Differential Thermal and Thermogravimetric Analyzers-DTA/ TG
  • Fluid-Inclusion Micro thermometry
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer-XRF
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer-AAS
  • Multi-Element Analyses Packages-ICP-Mass Spectrometer¬†
  • Scanning Electron Microscope-SEM
  • Environmental Analysis (Moisture Determination)
  • Water Analysis

Besides this, technical training on geophysical surveys (gravity, magnetic and resistivity surveys), geological mapping techniques, Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) are also conducted for multidisciplinary studies.

HRDC organizes a number of trainings per year to approximately more than a hundred candidates.

Besides technical training courses, Establishment Division nominates Human Resource Development Center/ Geoscience Advanced Research Laboratories (GARL)-GSP for organizing trainings regarding Financial and Administrative Management for GSP personnel.


Human Resource Development Center (HRDC) Team-GARL GSP Islamabad


Sr. No Name Designation Email
1 Dr. Sajjad Khan Deputy Director
2 Mr. Awais Ahmed Assistant Director
3 Mr. Jawad Arif Assistant Director
4 Ms. Zoya Abbas Zaidi Assistant Director
5 Mrs. Shamaila Nawaz Chemist
6 Mr. Mudassar Ahmad Assistant Geophysicist
7 Mr. Muhammad Azeem Lab. Assistant