Career As Geologist

A “Geologist” is a specialized type of Scientist who understands the history of the earth that includes solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth.

Geologist is also known as a Geophysicist, Geohydrologist, Engineering Geologist and Earth Scientist.

Geologists study the earth processes such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and volcanic eruptions.


🎯Undergraduate Courses: The duration of these courses is three to four years.

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Geology, Earth science, Environmental science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Geology
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Geology, Earth science, Environmental science

🎯 Postgraduate Courses: It is two-year duration course.

  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geology, Applied Geology
  • Master of Science (Hons.) in Geology
  • Master of Technology in Geology, Applied Geology

🎯 Doctoral Courses :

  • Ph.D. in Geology


🎯 Areas of specialization

  • Economic geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Marine geology
  • Engineering geology
  • Structural geology
  • Volcanology
  • Mineralogy
  • Geomorphology


🎯 Admission


  • To become a Geologist, the student must have completed their 10+2 examination from any stream & pursues a bachelor’s degree from any university.
  • After passing the bachelor’s degree, students can pursue a master’s degree. If you want to get admission to government colleges, you have to appear for the national level exam like GATE 2022. Some universities conduct their own entrance test.
  • If you want to do higher education, then you can go to a doctoral degree course.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Geologist exams for Central Government Agencies.


🎯 Some of the colleges in India that offers UG & PG courses in Geology are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • University of Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Aligarh Muslim University


🎯 Top Job Profiles :

  • Volcanologists
  • Petroleum Geologists
  • Environmental Geologists
  • Earth Science Teachers
  • Glacial or Quaternary Geologists
  • Structural Geologists
  • Hydrogeologists
  • Engineering Geologists
  • Paleontologist



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