B.SC. GEOLOGY: COURSE DETAILS

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B.SC. GEOLOGY: COURSE DETAILS

Posted by Inner Peace - Yasodha November, 13th 2018
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B.Sc. Geology is an undergraduate level Bachelor of Science Degree course. Numerous private and Government institutes across India offer this course. This professional course can be pursued by aspirants to become a qualified Geologist.

Duration: Course is 3 years long. In case of most of the institutes offering this course, the academic program is divided into 6 semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months.

Eligibility criteria: 10+2 passed with Science stream subjects from a recognized board. Minimum aggregate marks required in main Science subjects (PCM/B) is around 55% marks.

Admission process: Most institutes and Universities follow merit based admission process. Marks scored by applicants in 12th board examination and/or relevant entrance test are taken into consideration. Seats are allotted to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks obtained by them.

Some of the well known Government sector recruiters include-

 GSI (Geological Survey of India)
 ONGC
 SAIL
 Coal India
 GMDC (Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation)
 Government operated Quarries
 BPCL
 OIL
 National Mineral Development Corporation
 Odisha Mining Corporation
 Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals
 Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited
 DRDO
 ISRO

Common job profiles available in front of Geologists include (depending upon one’s specialization and qualification)-

 Junior Geologist
 Assistant Geologist
 Geologist
 Hydrogeologist
 Petrologist
 Marine Geologist
 Seismologist
 Astrogeologist
 Lecturer/Teacher
 R&D Professional
 Mine Supervisor

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