Career in Geology

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If one is really interested in Earth Related Issues which includes environmental protection, resource management, minerals & oil exploration etc & a lots more then may be one can consider a Career in Geology.

A person studying Geology, can predict to certain extent the man made as well as natural disasters occurring in & around the globe. Management of mineral resources is a huge responsibility, & that’s where a Geologist has got an important role to play. Various exams are conducted for recruiting personnel in Geology department.

On another note, one can even think of joining Para Military forces as they are in regular need of Geologists.

Eligibility criteria to become a Geologist

Candidates interested in Geology must have completed their Higher Schooling (XII) or equvivalent with Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry. Candidates need to apply for Bachelor’s Degree. Also candidates with Master’s can apply. A candidate must secure minimum 50% marks in the subject. In order to apply for Ph.D in Geology, candidates must score a minimum of 55% marks in their Master’s Degree.

 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 Geo sciences
  • 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. Geo exploration
  • M.Tech. Petroleum
  • Geo-science Ph.D. Geology

Specializations offered in Geology:

  1. Palaeontology
  2. Hydro geology
  3. Sedimentation
  4. Remote Sensing
  5. Economic Geology
  6. Mineralogy
  7. Geological Engineering
  8. Petrology

Career growth for a Geologist

Within India a Geologist can choose to work in The Geological Survey of India, Central Ground Water Board, as well as Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc & many such more. As mentioned ahead even Defense & Para-Military forces are equally interested in recruiting Geologists.

As of lately issues like global warming & other environmental hazards are responsible in the increased demands of Geologists in today’s world. On getting into Geology, one can also focus on courses such as Paleontology, Geophysics, Mining, Petrology etc then Career in Geology is suitable for you. People can thus turn into Geographers, Oceanographers, Geologists, Meteorologists, Seismologists, Researchers & many such options..

Colleges for Geology in India

1. North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (Maharashtra)
2. Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra)
3.Presidency University, Kolkata (West Bengal)
4.Hansraj College, New Delhi (Delhi)
5.St. Xaviers College, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
6.Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai (Maharashtra)
7.Fergusson College, Pune (Maharashtra)
8.Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Khagarpur), (West Bengal)
9.University of Pune, Pune (Maharashtra)
10.Presidency College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Salary in the field of Geology

To start with, a fresher can earn Rs.10000/- to Rs.20000/- per month where as with experience & work exposure, a person can get as much as Rs.25000/- to Rs.35000/- per month along with other benefits & facilities.

Candidates can hope to get some top positions in the Government & Research Sectors.

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