Current Issue 13thFebruary 2016 - 19 February 2016, i.e. No. 45


-- O S Shekhar Singh

Working Hours and environment: Working hours and conditions vary considerably between the different types of work. Some geo professionals work normal office hours. Geo Professionals involved in exploration, surveys and production may work for very long hours. The work is both indoors (in laboratories and offices) and outdoors (on land or at sea). Some outdoor work can take place in very demanding conditions and in remote locations. Mining geologists often work underground in wet and dirty conditions. For some activities, geologists have to wear protective clothing and safety equipment. Many geologists spend time away from home, ranging from a few days to several months. Work and travel abroad is a feature of some jobs.

Remuneration:  The salaries of Geo professionals vary depending upon their individual qualifications, experience, size and nature of the hiring institutes. Persons with a superior record and high qualifications can achieve high positions. The salaries in college and university departments are comparable to those of teachers. Indeed, the salaries of special professionals are high. Geo Professionals working in research institutes and private research centers also have handsome earnings. Some oil companies are willing to pay handsome salaries to new geologists.

Course Offering institutes in Geology/Earth Sciences in India:      In our country above 75 universities and institutes offer bachelor, master and doctorate degree in geology. For admission to B.Sc. general or honour’s, 10+2 with science either in non-medical or medical subjects with at last 50% marks required. For master degree, a bachelor degree withgeology as one of the subject is required with minimum 50%, marks and for Ph.D. there is requirement of at least 55% marks in master degree. However, the rules for admission to bachelor, masters and research degree vary from university to university/institute.

     In the country, many universities/institutes are offering courses in geology/earth sciences. Following is the list of universities/institutes offering the education ingeology:

Name of University/Institute              Course

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

(                                 B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Allahabad University, Allahabad

(                               B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

(                                  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

(                  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Lucknow University, Lucknow

(                              B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Patna University, Patna

(                     B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur           B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

University of Delhi, Delhi                      B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil,

(                                    Ph.D.

Jawahar Lal Nehru University,               M.Sc., (Environmental

New Delhi(                     Science/ Interdiscip-linary), M.Phil, Ph.D.

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra     B.Sc., M.Sc. (Applied

(                              Geology), M.Tech. (Applied Geology) Integrated after 10+2, Ph.D.

Maharshi Dayanand University,            B.Sc., M.Sc.
Rohtak, (Govt. P.G. College,                (Geology)

Narnaul) (             

Panjab University, Chandigarh              B.Sc. (Hon), M.Sc.

(                               (Hon), M.Sc. (Petroleum Geology), Ph.D.

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla   

(                              B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

H.N.B. University, Srinagar, Garhwal

(                                   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
D.A.V. College, Dehradun                    B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Technology,              M.Sc. (Applied

Roorkee (                       Geology), M.Tech. (Applied Geology), Ph.D.

Patna University, Patna

(                     B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur           B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ranchi University, Ranchi

(                    B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag      B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Indian School of Mines University,        B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Tech.

Dhanbad (           (Applied Geology) Ph.D.

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry      B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Osmania University, Hyderabad            B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Andhra University, Visakhapatnam       B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Tripati University, Tripati                       B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Technology,              M.Sc. (Applied Geology),

Bombay (                      M.Tech, (Exploration Geology), Ph.D.

Shivaji University, Kolahapur                B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Pune University, Pune                         B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Amaravati (
Nagpur University, Nagpur                    B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Deccan College Post Graduate and      B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Research Institute, Pune


Nagaland University, Kohima                B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Assam University, Silchar                    B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh             B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Gauhati University Guwahati

(                                   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Mizoram University, Aizawl

(                               B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Manipur University, Canchipur,

Imphal (                 B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Tripura University, Suryamaninagar,      B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Goa University, Goa                            B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla                 B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

University, Raipur (      

M S University of Baroda, Vadodara      B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Kerala University, Trivendrum               B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Cochin University of Science &             B.Sc., M.Sc.

Technology, Kochi (     (Marine Geology), Ph.D.

Mahatma Gandhi University,                B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Kottayam (

Madras University, Chennai                  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Anna University, Chennai                     B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Annamalai University,                          B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Bharathidasan University                     B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Tiruchirappali (             

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Sambalpur University, Burla,                B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Utkal University, Bhubaneswar             B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Calcutta University, Kolkata                 B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Jadavpur University, Kolkata                 B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


University of Burdwan, Burdwan            B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Indian Institute of Technology,              M.Sc.(Geological

Kharagpur (            Science), Ph.D.

University of North Bengal,                   B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Raja Rammohunpur (    

Jiwaji University, Gwalior                      B.Sc., M.Sc.

(                                  (Earth Sciences), Ph.D.

Vikram University, Ujjain                      B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil,

(                   Ph.D.

Barkatullah University, Bhopal              B.Sc., M.Sc.

(                          (Applied Geology), Ph.D.

Dr. Harising Gaur University, Sagar       B.Sc., M.Tech.

(                 (Applied Geology), Ph.D.

Awadhesh Pratap Singh University,      B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.


(The above list is indicative only)                  

(Om Shashi Shekhar Singh is research scholar in LIS and working as Chief Librarian, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mewat (Old Gurgaon)- 122108, Haryana. e-mail:

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