B.Sc. IN GEOLOGY

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY 

Bachelor of Science in Geology or B.Sc. Geology is a 3-year undergraduate course. The minimum eligibility criterion for which is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Science stream. B.Sc. Geology admission is either based on entrance exams conducted by some institutions or merit based admission.

Geology is an Earth Science that comprises the scientific study of solid earth, rocks, other solid structures, minerals, physical & chemical properties, water resources and the processes by which it is shaped and changed.

Geology provides primary evidence for plate tectonics, the evolutionary history of life and evolution and earth’s past climate. Modern Geology significantly overlaps all other earth sciences, including hydrology and the atmospheric sciences and so is treated as one major aspect of integrated earth system science and planetary science.

B.Sc. Geology focuses on the study of Earth & Earth’s different layers, Mining, Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology etc. This discipline involves a lot of outdoor work, activity and exploration.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.Sc. in GEOLOGY

  • 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Mathematics.

  • Course duration – 3 years.

  • Minimum percentage required – 55%.

  • Age limit – 17 – 21 years.

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.Sc. in Geology)

  • Earth Science

  • Mineral Science

  • Geochemistry

  • Structural Geology

  • Physical Geology

  • Crystallography & mineral optics

  • Igneous Petrology

  • Sedimentary Petrology

  • Paleontology

  • Metamorphic Petrology

  • Stratigraphic Principles

  • Petrology

  • Indian Stratigraphy

  • Hydrogeology

  • Economic Geology

  • Engineering Geology

  • Remote Sensing and GIS

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The candidates seeking admission to B.Sc. in Geology are required to submit the application form and the admission is granted to them through a merit list prepared by the institute on the basis of their marks in 10+2.

Some colleges conduct entrance exams for admission to this course. Students are shortlisted on the basis of marks scored in entrance exams and 10+2.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.Sc. IN GEOLOGY

  • Petrology

  • Paleontology

  • Research

  • Field Study

  • Geophysics

  • Mining

  • Environmental Education

  • School, colleges & Universities

  • Oil Companies

  • Content writing(geology)

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.Sc. GEOLOGY

  • GSI (Geological Survey of India)

  • ONGC(Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)

  • SAIL(Steel Authority of India Limited)

  • Coal India Limited

  • GMDC (Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation)

  • Government operated Quarries

  • Oil India Limited (OIL)

  • National Mineral Development Corporation

  • Orissa Mining Corporation

  • Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals

  • Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited

  • DRDO

  • Hindustan Zinc Ltd

  • Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC)

  • Mineral Exploration Ltd.

  • Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM)

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

  • GSPC

  • Institute of Himalayan Geology

  • National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)

  • National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)

  • Physical Research Laboratory

  • Reliance Industries Limited

  • Central Ground Water Board

B.Sc. in GEOLOGY JOB PROFILES

  • Geologist

  • Hydro Geologist

  • Paleontologists

  • Meteorologists

  • Volcanologists

  • Marine Geologist

  • Engineering Geologist

  • Structural Geologist

  • Petroleum Geologist

  • Quaternary Geologist

  • Seismologist

  • Oceanographers

  • Mine Supervisor

  • Deputy Adviser(minerals)

  • Technical Analyst

  • Assistant Soil Scientist

  • Marketing Assistant Manager

  • Research Associate

  • Teacher/Tutor

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.Sc. GEOLOGY

A candidate with a bachelor degree in geology can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed along with basic degree. 

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.Sc. IN GEOLOGY

  1. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 6,263 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1869

  • AFFILIATED TO – UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI, MUMBAI

  1. MG SCINECE INSTITUTE, AHMEDABAD

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 3,000 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1946

  • AFFILIATED TO – GU, AHMEDABAD

  1. MAULANA AZAD COLLEGE, AURANGABAD

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 1,768 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY –NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1963

  • AFFILIATED TO – BAMU, AURANGABAD

  1. PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 1,262 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY –AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1840

  • AFFILIATED TO – UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, CHENNAI

  1. ST ANTHONY’S COLLEGE, SHILLONG

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 8,515 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY –AICTE, UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1934

  • AFFILIATED TO – NEHU, SHILLONG

  1. HANS RAJ COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 21,395 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY –UGC, NAAC-A, NAAC-A+

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – DU, NEW DELHI

  1. FERGUSSON COLLEGE, PUNE

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 YEARS

  • COURSE FEES – 3,000 PER YEAR

  • APPROVED BY –NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1885

  • AFFILIATED TO – SPPU, PUNE

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.Sc. IN GEOLOGY

  1. WISDOM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, LUCKNOW

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – DEB, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 2006

  • AFFILIATED TO – VINAYAKA MISSION RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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