Bachelor of Science in Geology


Our planet Earth is a vast place. Many people have a fascination with learning it. Some people also see a future in that field. But to pursue a future in it, a person has to pursue a relevant degree and Bachelor of Science in Geology or as it is known B.Sc in Geology is the most popular course in this field. It is a 3-year long undergraduate course in the field of geological science. This course provides a comprehensive study of Earth Science. Topics covered in this course are the history of evolution, presence and distribution of natural resources and groundwater, climatic changes, etc.

The best institutes in India in terms of services provided charge with the average fee ranging between ₹10,000 - ₹1,00,000 for pursuing this course. Students having the degree of this course are eligible choose from any of the two options which are either study further or obtain a job. Companies can select them for job profiles like Geologist, Seismologist, Mine Supervisor, etc. A B.Sc in Geology degree holder can expect a starting pay to be anywhere between ₹3,00,000 - ₹6,00,000 depending upon the job profile they are selected to and skills they possess.


Students interested in pursuing this course have to get admission in a college. For getting access, they have to verify their eligibility for the course which is confirmed by the management. They set an eligibility criterion which has to be fulfilled by the students. Most of the institutes ask the standard requirements, although some may change it. Given below are the standard conditions accepted in most institutes. 

  • Applicants must have completed the education qualification of 10+2 level in the science stream from a recognised board. 
  • Applicants must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as the primary subjects in class 12. 
  •  Applicants must have secured at least 55% in aggregate in class 12. 


B.Sc in Geology is a 3-year long course. The examination in this course is held on a semester-wise breakup. Palaeontology, Structural Geology, Mineralogy are few subjects covered in this course. The breakup of the curriculum is as follows.



Year I (Sem. I & II)

  • Physical Geology and Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Crystallography & Mineral Optics
  • Mineralogy

Year II (Sem. III & IV)

  • Palaeontology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Petrology I
  • Petrology II

Year III (Sem. V & VI)

  • Economic Geology
  • Exploration Geology & Remote Sensing
  • Engineering Geology & Mining Geology
  • Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology


Many institutes in India offer the course of B.Sc in Geology with best facilities. The list of those institutes is written in the table below.



Average Fee

Shivaji University

Kolhapur, Maharashtra


Sere Narayan College

Cherthala, Kerala


Presidency Institute

Kolkata, West Bengal


Himalayan University

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh


M. E. S. Ponnani College

Ponnani, Kerala


Assabah Science and Arts College

Malappuram, Kerala


M. G. Science Institute

Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Dibrugarh University

Dibrugarh, Assam


Future Prospects

B.Sc in Geology is a popular course in the field of Geological Science as it has a lot of opportunities for its degree holders. The degree holders can pursue masters or any higher level of study and then obtain a job or can directly obtain the job after pursuing this course. They can get hired by mine-oriented or natural resource excavation-oriented companies. The details of some popular job profiles and the average pay you might receive are showcased in the table below.

Job Profile


Annual Average Fee


Geologists are appointed for exploration, research, accumulating samples, operating various equipment, data analysis and some other work. They study the solid and liquid matter that is found inside and on the Earth very profoundly. Their skills matter a lot in the work they perform.

₹5,00,000 - ₹6,00,000


Hydrogeologist generally studies the subterraneous water formations. They research and analyse the water formations inside the water and can determine whether construction or researches can be performed in that region.

₹5,00,000 - ₹6,50,000


The professionals who study the formation for various rocks are known as Petrologists.

₹4,00,000 - ₹5,00,000

Marine Geologist

People who can use the geological, physics and mathematics to explore oil, gas, minerals, underground water or in water disposal are known as Marine Geologists. They can also get solutions for various environmental problems (mostly water-related)

₹4,00,000 - ₹5,00,000


Seismologist study seismology which is the study of problems erupting inside the earth like earthquakes. They provide information on the situation beneath the land and can alert the concerned officials if they catch tremours through their instruments.

₹4,50,000 - ₹6,00,000

Mine Supervisor

Supervising the staff preparing, inspecting and working in various mining-related projects is the task of a Mine Supervisor. They ensure the quality of the results of the researches and analysis performed by the staff and their safety.

₹6,00,000 - ₹7,50,000

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