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Geology Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects


If you do not mind being a part of a wide range of earth related issues- which would include environmental protection, resource management, mineral and oil exploration and many other to the like of the same; then maybe Geology is the career choice you would want to make.

Someone who studies Geology will have the liberty to discuss and predict the manmade and natural disasters which are caused. A geologist has an important role to play when it comes to discussing and planning the future of our valuable mineral resources. In India, the UPSC conducts tests for placements in Central Government Agencies like the Geological Survey of India and the Central Ground water Board. One can also think of joining the Para-military forces as they are in constant need of Geologists. Experienced and well educated Geologists can also think of applying to the top positions in the government, industry and education sector.

The basic criterion for applying to a Bachelor’s degree in Geology is qualifying Class XII examination or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. The duration for bachelors is three years and four if you apply for Honors.

The basic criterion for applying to a Master’s degree in Geology is passing the graduation degree with the required subject with a minimum of 50 per cent marks. The duration for masters is two years.

In order to apply for a Ph.D in Geology the candidate must score a minimum of 55 per cent marks in their Master’s degree.

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

Specializations available in Geology:
Arrow Planetology
Arrow Hydrogeology
Arrow Sedimentology
Arrow Remote Sensing
Arrow Economic Geology
Arrow Mineralogy
Arrow Geological Engineering
Arrow Petrology

Career Prospect
For a geologist to work in a country like ours, we have the option of working for the organizations like Central Ground Water Board and the Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc etc. Among others these are few which offer job opportunities for Geologist with good packages. Defense and other Para- military forces are recruiting Geologist for various purposes. Moreover, the scope of this field is widening because of the growing environmental concerns triggered by pollution and other related issues.

Unlike many other career moves, Geology is one such career which opens the door to a plethora of other opportunities. Students who study Geology can later on move on to the likes of courses such as Paleontology, Geophysics, Mining, Environmental Education, Petrology, etc and can with the course of time think of becoming Geographers, Oceanographers, Geologists, Meteorologists, Seismologist, Completions Technologist, Processing Geophysicist, Researchers and many other such options.

Pay Package
A person starting fresh in this field gets paid somewhere between Rs. 10,000 – 20,000 per month which is tend to increase with time and experience. Geologists who are working in government sectors like ONGC, IOC etc. get a salary of Rs 25,000 – 35,000 per month along with other benefits and facilities. Along with experience and knowledge in this field comes better paying jobs in this field and options of applying to some of the top positions in the government, education, research and other such departments.

Top colleges for Geology in India
Arrow North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (Maharashtra)
Arrow Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra)
Arrow Presidency University, Kolkata (West Bengal)
Arrow Hansraj College, New Delhi (Delhi)
Arrow St. Xaviers College, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Arrow Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Arrow Fergusson College, Pune (Maharashtra)
Arrow Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Khagarpur), (West Bengal)
Arrow University of Pune, Pune (Maharashtra)
Arrow Presidency College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Arrow Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Arrow Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT Roorkee) (Uttarakhand)
Arrow Government Arts College – Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu)
Arrow National Institute of Technology (NITRR), Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Arrow University of North Bengal, Darjeeling (West Bengal)