What is Geology? How to Become a Geologist

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Geology is the study of the Earth, the elements it is made, the structure and properties of those elements, etc. An essential part of geology is the study of how Earth’s materials, structures, and organisms have changed over some time. But the work of a geologist is much deeper than this. Geologist studies the earth landslide, eruptions, and volcanic corruption and studying the structure and its origin of the earth.

You now have understood the work of geologists, and maybe many of you students also want to become a geologist, that’s why here we are going to discuss all the steps that you need to know about becoming a geologist.

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Eligibility and Courses

A student needs to score 55% marks in 12th and his subjects should be PCM. Talking about undergraduate courses, you will get all these options for this course.

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

Further, you can do post-graduation courses after completing graduation. For which you will get all these options, Master of Science (Hons.) in Geology, Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geology, Applied Geology, Master of Technology in Geology, Applied Geology.



The need for environmental protection and resource management is increasing rapidly. That is why the scope in the Geologist field is also increasing and to take advantage of this scope, you need to have a relevant degree as a Geologist.

And if you do postgraduate and Ph.D. after graduation, then your scope and job options will have a wider area. After completing a master’s degree in Geology, you can also do a Ph.D. or M.Phil in Geology subject. From these specializations found in Geology subject, you can choose your career according to your interest.

Marine Geology, Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Volcanology, Mineralogy, Geomorphology and Engineering Geology, etc. So after becoming a Geologist, you can find very interesting and exciting job options, such as Geological, Advisor, Seismologist, Meteorologist, Oceanographer, Processing Geophysicist are there for you. As a Geologist, you should have all these skills.



Let’s know about the institutes which conduct UG and PG courses in Geology subject

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee, Kharagpur, Bombay)
  2. University of Delhi
  3. Aligarh Muslim University
  4. Presidency University Kolkata
  5. Annamalai University Tamil Nadu
  6. Banaras Hindu University

Skill Needed

Investigation spirit, skill to handle various types of data, deep observation, good enlightening skills, good numerical aptitude, apart from this it is also very important to have teamwork skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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Job Fields

After completing the course in Geology subject, you can get a job in private and public sectors. Geologists are also recruited in government organizations like the Geological Survey of India and the Central Ground Water Board. Talking of top recruiters, these are all government sector recruiters, Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Sail, ONGC, DRDO, National Mineral Development Corporation, Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals, etc.

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There are private recruiters- Mining Firms, Mineral Processing Firms, Mineral Extracting Firms, Private Refineries, Coal Extraction Firms, Exotic Gems Mining Firms.

So after knowing about the recruiters, let’s talk about the pros and cons of becoming a Geologist. One can get the scope in fields like Environment Protection, Disaster Detection, and Construction. Apart from this, you can also play an important role as a Geologist in road construction and earthquake protection.

On the contrary, the Geologist has to do fieldwork for which he has to visit the remote area often. It is not easy for everyone to do this type of fieldwork. Geology course is suitable for such candidates who want to do earth-related projects. Those who are interested in such projects include work like mineral exploration and resource management.

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As far as salary is concerned, as a fresher in a private organization, you can get INR 15 to INR 25 thousand salaries every month. This salary will depend on your organization as well as the qualifications, your skills, your experience will also affect the salary a lot.

So pals, Geologist’s professor is full of adventure and excitement and it also plays a very important role in estimating the history and features of the earth that is our earth.

By- Sahil

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