Career as a Geologist


What is Geology?

Geology is the study of the Earth's origin, history and composition etc. Its sub-branches are mineralogy, structural geology, geomorphology, planetology and geological engineering etc. A person who carries out these studies is known as geologist.

The roles of geologists are very vital while exploring mineral wealth and natural resources. The geologists also determine conditions suitable for constructing railway lines, roads, bridges, buildings etc.

Geologists explore under-water resources and gas fields deep in the sea. They conduct tests to measure quality of soil by conducting geo-physical and geo-chemical tests.

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Specializations and Courses in Geology

  • Planetology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Sedimentology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Economic Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Geological Engineering
  • Petrology

Courses of Geology:

  • B.Sc. Applied Geology
  • B.Sc. Geology
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology (Tech.)
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Geology
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences
  • M.Sc. Geology
  • M.Sc. Geology (Hons)
  • M.Sc. Geology (Tech)
  • M.Sc. Agrometerology
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology
  • M.Sc. Geology and Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Marine Geology
  • M.Tech. Applied Geology
  • M.Tech. Geoexploration
  • M.Tech. Petroleum Geo-science
  • Ph.D. Geology

    Geology Eligibility Criteria

    One can take geology as a career option at undergraduate level. An honours in the field at undergraduate level can help pursue master program in the branch. The minimum educational qualification in this case is 10+2 Science (or class 12th).

    In India there are several bachelor’s and masters programs available in geology and applied geology. One can also opt for MTech or PhD in the field after MSc or BE (Bachelor of Engineering). Please see the list of universities/institutes offering courses in geology.

    The various courses offered by Indian universities/institutes are:

    • B.Sc. (Hons.) with Geology (at undergraduate level)
    • M.Sc. (Geology)
    • M. Sc. (Applied Geology)
    • M.Sc. (Tech.) in Applied Geology
    • M.Tech (Geology)
    • MPhil (Geology)
    • PhD

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      Geology Institutes/Universities

      • Aligarh Muslim University, Allgarh
      Courses Offered: B.Sc. (Hons.) with Geology, M. Sc. (Applied Geology)

      • Amravati University, Amravati
      Courses Offered: M.Sc., Ph.D

      • Andhra University, Vishakha Patnam
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. /M.Sc. (Tech.) in Applied Geology

      • Anna University, Guindy, Chennai
      Courses Offered: M.Sc Applied -Geology, M.Phil - Applied Geology

      • Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, TN
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. (Applied Geology)

      • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. (Geology)

      • Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, TN
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. (Geology)

      • Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi, Kerala
      Courses Offered: MSc/MTech in Marine Geo Physics

      • Dr. Harishingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
      Courses Offered: B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc in Geology

      • Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
      Courses Offered: M.Sc Applied -Geology, M.Phil - Applied Geology, PhD

      • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal
      Course (s) Offered: M.Sc. in Geological Sciences, M.Sc. in Geophysics, Integrated M.Sc. in Applied Geology, Integrated M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics, MS (Geology & Geophysics), M.Tech. - Applied Geology, M.Tech. - Computational Seismology, Ph.D. (Geology & Geophysics)

      • Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
      Courses Offered: 5 Years Integrated M.Sc. Tech. in Applied Geology/Applied Geophysics, 3 Years M.Sc. Tech. (6 Semesters) in Applied Geology/Applied Geophysics

      • Karnataka University, Dharwad
      Courses Offered: M.Sc Geology

      • Kurukshetra University, Kurushetra
      Courses Offered: M.Sc Applied Geology

      • Osmania University, Hyderabad
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. (Geology)

      • Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. (Geology)

      • University of Delhi, New Delhi
      Courses Offered: BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc in Geology, MPhil in Geology, PhD in Geology, PhD in Engineering Geology

      • University of Madras, Chennai, TN
      Courses Offered: M.Sc Applied Geology

      • University of Mysore, Mysore
      Courses Offered: M.Sc Applied Geology

      • University of Pune, Pune
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. Geology, M.Phil & Ph.D

      • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

      • Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar
      Courses Offered: M.Sc. and M.Phil in Geology

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