B.Sc. is a common or abbreviated name of Bachelor of Science hence it is available in all the subjects of science. B.Sc. in Geology itself has many sub-specializations like Geochemistry, Economic Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Geomorphology, Petrology, Oceanography, petroleum geology, etc.
Geology is a branch of science which teaches about Solid Earth, various processes affecting its shape and other characteristics, about plate tectonics, history of life and our evolution, our climate and other related facts.
The course also has an advantage in the field of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, water resources evaluation, understanding and prediction of natural hazards and natural problems.
Geotechnical Engineering has become a major discipline due to its importance in various fields.
Just like other Graduation courses, it also requires 12th passed candidates from a reputed institute and recognized board. Candidates must have studied science subjects during 12th to become eligible for this course. The minimum required marks should be 55% as aggregate for most of the institutes and the age criteria may vary, so can be checked from the selected institute before application submission.
Admissions are direct or on merit basis for most of the institutes and only a few reputed ones conduct entrance test to validate the knowledge of candidates about the subject.
Candidates need to submit their duly filled application before the last date and it must be enclosed with other documents required for processing of an application.
The duration of this course is 3 years in regular mode. Some institutes also have semester system and hence their duration is counted as 6 semesters for this course.
Further Study options
After completion of this course, candidates interested in higher studies can go for Post Graduation in Geology and can enroll for M.Sc. in the same or similar subject. After that, Ph.D. is also available and candidates having research aptitude can conduct research on the topics of their interest after approval of the supervisor to get the doctorate degree.
The course includes all the aspects of Geology and teaches about Physical geology, Crystallography, structural geology, mineral optics, Palaeontology, Petrology, Mineralogy, stratigraphy, etc. Candidates also learn about economic geology, hydrology, exploration geology, mining geology, remote sensing and environmental geology during the final part of the course.
There are many firms recruiting these candidates every year like GSPC, NMDC, Oil India Limited, Geological Survey of India, National Geophysical Research Institute, Reliance Industries Limited, etc.
They can work as a Geologist, Assistant Soil Scientist, Technical Analyst, etc as per their interest.
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