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“The geologist takes up the history of the earth at the point where the archaeologist leaves it, and carries it further back into remote antiquity.” ~Bal Gangadhar Tilak Geological engineers integrate two disciplines: geology and engineering. Geologists study the Earth, its composition, structure, history, past plant and animal life. Engineers apply scientific knowledge and experience to design and analyze systems for the benefit of mankind. Geological engineering involves designing structures and solving problems related to earth and its resources. Geological engineering involves geology, civil engineering, and fields such as mining, forestry and geography. These engineers apply earth sciences to human problems. Geological engineers investigate things that are part of or are made to be part of the earth, including roads, mines and quarries, dams, petroleum production, railways, building projects, pipelines, and forestry operations. Different branches of geology are structural geology, geological engineering, mineralogy, planetology, geomorphology etc.

Career Way

B.Sc./B.Sc. (Hons.)/B.Tech/B.E. (Geology/Earth Science/Geo-Science Engineering/Geo-Informatics Engineering/Geoinformatics)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years (for B.Sc./B.Sc. Hons.), 4 years (for B.Tech)
Eligibility 10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics), The minimum marks required will depend on the college, Class XII candidates with result awaited can also apply
Entrance Exam JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main, JEE Advanced, UPESEAT (University of Petroleum & Energy Engineering Aptitude Test), UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination), COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka) Undergraduate Entrance Test, WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination), MHTCET (Maharashtra Health and Technical Common Entrance Test), SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) Apart from the above exams, some institutions conduct their own entrance tests
Specialization --
Average Course Fee INR 2,00,000 to INR 13,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Geological Engineer, Geologist


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Anna University, Chennai
Aqua Foundation Academy, Delhi
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Delhi University (DU), New Delhi
Fergusson College, Pune
Geological Survey of India Training Institute, Hyderabad
Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi, Karnataka
IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Delhi
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
National Institute of Technology, Raipur
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Patna University, Patna
Presidency College, Chennai
Presidency University, Kolkata
Shivaji University
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
University of Madras, Chennai
University of Mysore
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun ..Less

Key Skills

Being driven by curiosity
Communication Skills
Detail Oriented

Career Prospectous

Geological Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer / Geo-Environmental Engineer / Geo- Science Engineer
Geologist / Hydrogeologist / Meteorologist
Building Inspector
Research Scientist
Professor / Lecturer
Scientific Officer
Geological Advisor / Consultant
Geographer / Oceanographer / Geophysicist / Seismologist / Volcanologist


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹15,000 to ₹45,000 per month.


Role Models

  • Pramatha Nath Bose

    Pramatha Nath Bose – P. N. Bose was an eminent Indian geologist and paleontologist. He was one of the early Indians to join the Geological Survey of India as a graded officer. It was P. N. Bose who first discovered iron ore deposits in Madhya Pradesh state which later led to the establishment of India’s biggest industrialist company - Tata Iron and Steel Company at Sakchi. He is credited with the discovery of petroleum in Assam and the setting up of the first soap factory in India.

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