Scope of Geology


Geology is a subject that is considered by many Indian students. The career opportunities available for students who finish their studies in this field are high. More particulars about the scope of geology are given in detail below.

Specializations in geology

These are a few specializations that are offered in geology:

  • Economic Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Mineralogy
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Petrology
  • Structural Geology

A few other specializations in geology comprise of Remote Sensing, Sedimentology, Seismology and tectonics.

Responsibilities of Geologists

Responsibilities of geologists include:

  • Finding enough supplies of natural resources
  • Develop natural resources in such a way that it doesn’t harm the environment
  • Conserve soil and maintain the productivity of agriculture
  • Understand patterns of the climate

By using their knowledge on the forces as well as factors of the planet, geologists and geoscientists seek to restructure what happened in the past and anticipate what is going to happen in the future.

Institutions that teach geology

These institutions offer courses in geology:

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Amravati University
  • Andhra University
  • Annamalai University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhasi
  • Delhi University, New Delhi
  • IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  • IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur
  • IIT Roorkee, Roorkee
  • ISM Dhanbad
  • Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  • Manipur University, Imphal
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Sambalpur University, Sambalput
  • St Xaviers, Mumbai
  • Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar

Career prospects in geology

To join into an entry level job in geology, students need to have a graduate level degree in geophysics or geology. For much better jobs they need to have a postgraduate level degree. Many job opportunities are available for students of geology in various sectors. Professionals of this field can work as:

  • Geologists
  • Meteorologists
  • Geographers
  • Oceanographers

Those candidates who have completed their education in this field can take up a career in fields such as:

  • Petrology
  • Paleontology
  • Geophysics
  • Mining
  • Environmental Education
  • Research
  • Field Study

Since geologists hold a very significant role in the exploration of valuable mineral resources, they can get very good jobs with firms of the government or private sectors. Jobs in Geology can involve studying and predicting man-made as well as natural disasters and the exploration of mineral resources.

Other than the fields that are given above, students can also pursue research in institutions such as:

  • Cairn India Limited
  • Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)
  • Coal India Limited
  • Essar Oil Limited

Firm that recruits students of geology

  • Geological Survey of India (GSI)
  • GSPC
  • Institute of Himalayan Geology\
  • National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)
  • National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)
  • NMDC
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
  • Schlumberger

Students of geology can also appear for the UPSC or SSC entrance exams and get jobs with the state or central governments.



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18 Responses to “Scope of Geology”

  1. 18

    sir, iam doing my 12th with science with PCM and geo would like to know what is the scope after giving geologists exam in upsc and is it possible to appere after 12th or else i have to complete my graduation

  2. 17

    i completed my degree in bsc physics and i want to study the applied geology and geoinformatics. there have any drawback for getting a good job and how much difficult to study that for physics graduate

  3. 16
    Jayesg J:

    tell me the scopes of geology in mineralogy,petrology & in all branches

  4. 15

    Sir i am student msc 1st geology . bsc subject ZBG. kya mujhe job mil sakti h. uske liye mujhe kya karna hoga

  5. 14
    sam sanjay:

    wat to do after 12th to become geologist and wat educational qualification required in 12th class

  6. 13

    provide me esay on scop & employment of geology

  7. 12

    I hv comlited my …..pls guid me what shuld i do after that

  8. 11

    sir pls suggest me a job after bsc, my combination is chemistry, geology & computer science..
    and also jobs after msc in geology???

  9. 10
    kumari deepali:

    sir,is there any opportunity of job after bsc.?if there then what kinds pf job?plz reply

  10. 9
    Kamble Madhuri:

    can i get job after Geology and want more information about Geotechnical course.

  11. 8
    Subhra sashi:

    Is ravenshaw university is good enough to study geology(honours) in Will it not be tough as i didn’t had geology in +2 science.

  12. 7
    chetan vyas:

    sir i am student of 12sc. in biology i am intresting in geology i want to know that what is scop in geology?

  13. 6

    i hav done Masters In Geology , can i do astronomy after it , what will be the scope ?

  14. 5
    Scope of geology:

    Is their any apportunity of job after

  15. 4

    sir i am a student of bsc physical science electronics but now i am interested in geology and i want to join geology now because i want to save my this year . Is it possible from delhi university?
    plz reply

  16. 3
    naim ahmad:

    can i get a job after

  17. 2

    What to do after completing bsc geology hons. to secure a guarenteed job?

  18. 1

    sir, i am doing with geology honours. physics and chemistry is my subsi subject and i want to know how would be the scope of?