M.Tech is an abbreviated name of Master of Technology which is a Postgraduate degree in the field of Technology. It can be pursued in many different subjects and Engineering Geology is one among them. Engineering Geology is a domain of Geology and it includes the study of applications of geologic science in engineering practice. It includes geologic factors affecting the location, construction, designing, operation, maintenance of various engineering works.
Candidates learn about geological principles and their applications in civil and mining engineering. The course provides skills and knowledge for solving practical geo-engineering problems in pursuing experimental methods, computational analysis, planning, mechanical work, etc.
The duration of this course is 4 semesters/ 2 years.
Further Study options
After completing of this course, candidates can go for Ph.D. in Geomatics, Geological Sciences, Geo-technical Engineering or any other related subjects. This will allow them to work in the scientific field of experiments.
For admissions, candidates need to appear and perform well in entrance examinations. It can be national level, state level or institute level and candidates securing top ranks get admissions in reputed institutes.
To avail admission, interested candidates need to submit their filled application forms in the selected institute before the last date of submission. This form should be enclosed with other required documents and application fee.
candidates interested in pursuing this course need to complete their Graduation degree in the field of technology or engineering. Candidates holding B.E. or B.Tech. Degrees from a recognized university are eligible for this course. They must have secured at least 60% marks as aggregate to become eligible.
The age criteria need to be checked from the selected institute before submitting the application as it varies from one institute to another.
The course starts with topics like soil engineering, applied rock mechanics, the geotechnical behavior of earth materials, structural methods of sire engineering, etc. Candidates also learn about Drilling and Blasting through this course.
The course also has some practical lab sessions to teach about soil engineering, applied rock mechanics and structural methods of site engineering.
It has some elective subjects like remote sensing and GIS, Geohazard analysis, Contaminant hydrogeology, Geotechniques of Dams and Tunnels, etc.
These candidates can work in research institutes and firms like Oil India Limited, ONGC, National Geophysical Research Institute, Reliance Industries Limited, etc. Designations like Geology Executive Trainee, technical Analyst, Deputy Adviser, Geology manager, etc are suitable for them.
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