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    MSc in Applied Geology

    About M.Sc Applied Geology

    M.Sc Applied Geology is a branch of Earth Science, which is indispensable for a career in the field of Geosciences. It is one of the Postgraduate programmes. It is the course that unravels the mysteries of the Earth. M.Sc Applied Geology programme aims to enrich students' comprehensive knowledge based on different branches of Geology. The special focus is on Applied Geology subject in certain areas of Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology, Mining Geology, Remote Sensing and Environmental Geology. The course also provides in- depth knowledge and practical training to the learners in Applied Geology, which enables them to work at a higher level of education or career. Through M.Sc Applied Geology, candidates do gain knowledge on dynamics of Earth, basic principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. The course deepens the knowledge about economic mineral formations and related exploration operations in industries. M.Sc Applied Geology imparts various concepts like economic mineral explorations, geological mapping techniques, geomorphologic principles and applications of geology in engineering and technology.

    M.Sc in Applied Geology opens a wide range of excellent opportunities for the career of any pursuer. Having great scope for the career, it has a lot of job opportunities and some of them are Geologist, Hydrologist, Assistant Geologist, Geological Technologist, Mining and Geological Engineer, Environmental Officer, Geophysicist and so on. The average package begins from INR 2,50,000 and can go up to INR 13,00,000 Lakhs. The aspirants can take up this course and become experts in the field to earn maximum.

    If you are fascinated by the natural world around you and have wondered why some places are flat, others have deserts and still others have mountains. What forces are forming these features on the Earth's surface and how have they formed in the natural world? If you have such curiosity to know things, you are a perfect candidate to pursue M.Sc in Applied Geology.

    M.Sc Applied Geology Highlights

    Name of the Course

    Master of Science in Applied Geology

    (M.Sc Applied Geology)

    Degree Master of Science
    Level Post Graduation
    Duration 2 Years
    Course Fees INR 30,000 to INR 1,20,000
    Average Starting Salary INR 2,50,000 to INR 13,00,000

    M.Sc Applied Geology Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria of M.Sc Applied Geology is given as follows.

    • The aspirant must hold a B.Sc degree and must have studied Geology and a combination of any two subjects- Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Botany/ Zoology/Environmental Science.
    • Candidates should have a minimum of 55% to 60% Marks in their graduation.
    • However, the eligibility criteria differ from institution to institution. It is advisable to go through the latest prospectus of the college where you are going to apply.

    M.Sc Applied Geology Admission Process

    • The admission process of M.Sc in Applied Geology varies from institution to institution. The admission process takes either Merit- Based or Entrance Exam.
    • Some of the reputed universities and colleges in India conduct entrance exams, through which candidates get admission.
    • Some of the entrance exams are  IIT JAM, BHU PET, BANASTHALI VIDYAPITH Entrance Exam, Mumbai University Entrance Exam, and DUET,
    • Candidates can also get admission, based on the percentage of the marks in the qualifying examination.

    M.Sc Applied Geology Syllabus

    M.Sc in Applied Geology course

    I Semester Syllabus

    • Structural Geology
    • Structural Geology Lab
    • Structural Geology Lab
    • Applied Mineralogy & X-ray Crystallography
    •  Paleontology 
    • Mineralogy, Crystallography & Optics Lab
    • Computer Programming for Geosciences

    II Semester Syllabus

    • Igneous Petrology and Volcanology
    •  Sedimentology
    • Metamorphic Petrology
    • Process Geomorphology, Remote Sensing & GIS
    •  Economic and Mining Geology
    • Geomorphology, Remote Sensing & GIS Lab
    • Petrology Lab
    • Geological Fieldwork

    III Semester

    • Ore Petrology
    • Engineering & Groundwater Geology
    • Statistical Methods in Geosciences
    • Solid Earth and Exploration Geophysics
    • Geochemistry and Geochemical Thermodynamics
    • Analytical Geochemistry Lab
    • Ore Petrology Lab 
    • Engineering Geology & Groundwater Lab
    • Industrial Training

    IV Semester

    • Tectonics and Crustal Evolution
    • Nuclear Geology and Geochemical Prospecting
    • Petroleum and Coal Geology
    • Elective – I
    • Elective – II
    • Elective – III / Institute Elective
    • Geological Project

    M.Sc in Applied Geology Career Options and Job Prospects

    M.Sc in Applied Geology candidates have plenty of job opportunities and they can select a job role according to their interest. Some of the job profiles for M.Sc in Applied Geology are as follows

    • Environmental field technician
    • Forester
    • Environmental protection specialist
    • High school science teacher
    • Hydrographic surveyor
    • GIS analyst
    • Archaeologist
    • Sustainability engineer

    FAQs about M.Sc in Applied Geology

    What is the average salary of a Geology postgraduate?

    The average salary of a person who completed  M.Sc in Applied Geology is Rs 2,50,000 to Rs 13,00,000


    Can you suggest some entrance examinations through which I can obtain admission in M.Sc in Applied Geology?

    IIT JAM, BHU PET, BANASTHALI VIDYAPITH Entrance Exam, Mumbai University Entrance Exam, and DUET are some of the entrance exams, through which you can get admission in M.Sc in Applied Geology


    How much does it cost to pursue M.Sc in applied Geology from a reputed institute?

    ??????The average course fee ranges from Rs 30,000 to Rs 1, 20,000. So it depends on the institution, it may vary from institution to institution.

    What is the duration of course M.Sc in Applied Geology?

    M.Sc in Applied Geology is two years post-graduation programme.

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