“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.
|B.Sc./B.Sc. (Hons.)/B.Tech/B.E. (Geology/Earth Science/Geo-Science Engineering/Geo-Informatics Engineering/Geoinformatics)|
|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|
|Average Course Fee||INR 2,00,000 to INR 13,00,000|
|Goal||Geological Engineer, Geologist|
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.