'Prithvi' a earth science festival organised by Department of Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur, an initiative by the the student chapter of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), IIT Kharagpur, in association with American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), IIT Kharagpur Student Chapter and Society Of Petroleum Geophysicists, IIT Kharagpur Student Chapter also along with the students of the Department of Geology and Geophysics.
In it's 4th year, Prithvi is is one of the largest and most wide-reaching festivals of Earth Sciencein India with over 500 participants from more than 30 colleges from all over India. Cairn India, ONGC, SPG, TOTAL and ESSAR will also be associated with the festival which will be held from the 21st to 23rd of March 2014.
The theme to Prithvi in this edition is "Integrating Academia and Geo-Technologies to meet the future Industrial Challenges" , which will serve the needs of the academic field and the industry alike. It aims to help students to develop a better perspective of Geo-science in India.