M.Tech. in Applied Geology is a 2-year long postgraduate course involving advanced training in the discipline, both theoretically and practically.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 50,000 and 5 Lakhs. Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level, and in a relevant entrance exam, such as GATE, TANCET.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Geographers, Oceanographers, Geologists, Meteorologists, Seismologist, Completions Technologist, Processing Geophysicist, Researchers etc.
Organizations such as the Central Ground Water Board, the Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc Ltd etc. hire such postgraduates.
The average annual salary offered to such professionals in India ranges between INR 2 and 20 Lakhs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||B.E./ B.Tech. or equivalent qualification|
|Admission Process||Based on entrance exams such as GATE, TANCET and 10+2 scores.|
|Course Fee||INR 50,000 to 5 Lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 20 Lakhs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Central Ground Water Board and the Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc etc.|
|Job Positions||Geographers, Oceanographers, Geologists, Meteorologists, Seismologist, Completions Technologist, Processing Geophysicist, Researchers etc.|
Geology is the study of the earth's origin, history and composition etc. Its sub-branches are Mineralogy, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Planetology and Geological Engineering etc. The role of a Geologist is very vital in exploring mineral wealth and natural resources. Geologists also determine conditions most suitable for constructing railway lines, roads, bridges, buildings etc.
Geologists also explore under-water resources and gas fields located in the seabed. They conduct tests to measure soil quality by conducting geo-physical and geo-chemical tests.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|NIT||Raipur||INR 70,500 (course)|
|Sagar University||Sagar||INR 5,000 (course)|
|IIT||Roorkee||INR 70,000 (course)|
|Kurukshetra University||Kurukshetra||INR 2 lakh (course)|
|Harisingh University||Sagar||INR 1.5 Lakh (course)|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, such as Geology, Instrumentation/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Control Engineering/ Electrical & Electronics Engineering/ Applied Electronics from a recognized university.
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For admission to the course, candidates are needed to appear for the Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) conducted by Anna University or another entrance examination conducted by a recognized university.
Most institutes in India offering admission to the require a minimum aggregate score of 60% in the qualifying examination, and most of them accept GATE scores for admission.
Geo Professionals are involved in tasks related to exploration and surveys, both indoors (in laboratories and offices) and outdoors (on land or at sea). Some outdoor work may involve very demanding conditions and be located in remote locations.
Mining Geologists often work underground in wet and dirty conditions. For some activities, Geologists are needed to wear protective clothing and safety equipment. Often Geologists spend time away from home, ranging from a few days to several months.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||Control and Instrumentation Engineers (C&I engineers) are responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.||3,67,978|
|Technical Director||Technical Directors (TD) or Technical Producers (TP) are usually the senior-most technical authority within a theatrical organization or television studio. It is their job to make sure that the technical equipment in the theater is cleaned and safe, although these duties may be delegated to a shop or house manager.||2,503,417|
|Field Test Engineer||Upon production of a product, Field Test Engineers make sure that it is tested properly to eliminate all disorders before it comes into the market. Field Test Engineers’ responsibilities are complex in nature and need to be carried out effectively, so that the final product is free of any technical disorders.||3,68,148|
|Senior Sales Manager||A Senior Sales Executive is responsible for building business by identifying, qualifying and selling prospects. As the most experienced member of the sales team, the Senior Sales Executive would possess superior analytical skills and a firm grasp on customers throughout the sales process.||9,97,728|
|Network Planning Engineer||Network Planning Engineers develop, plan, and implement the overall strategic goals of an organization's network system. They evaluate and recommend changes to current and future network requirements to meet the organization's needs. They are familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.||2,94,275|
|Customer Support Engineer||Customer Support Engineers serve as experts in the products that their company manufactures and develops. They find solutions to problems with the products and help customers work through technical difficulties. Job duties may include reviewing product change requests, among others.||1,99,420|
|Electronics and Communications Consultant||Electronics and Communications Consultants develop, write and edit original material for grants, manuscripts, presentations, posters, briefs and progress reports for Cancer Center members, and newsletters, releases and other related materials and communications for the MCW Cancer Center. They interact directly with campus-wide faculty members, leaders, departments, & support units across MCW to ensure that all work is completed effectively, efficiently, & in a timely manner. They collect, organize, interpret and classify information for research and reporting purposes.||3,12,408|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Geotechnical Behavior of Earth Materials|
|Structural Geology for Site Engineering|
|Applied Rock Mechanics|
|Mining Operations and Methods|
|Geotechnical Behavior of Earth Materials Practical|
|Soil Engineering Practical|
|Structural Geology for Site Engineering Practical|
|Applied Rock Mechanics Practical|
|Geotechniques of Dams, Tunnels and Underground Space|
|Rock Slope Engineering|
|Geotechniques of Dams, Tunnels and|
|Underground Space Practical|
|Rock Slope Engineering Practical|
|Engineering Geophysics Practical|
|Remote Sensing and GIS|
|Industrial Training/ Minor Project|
|Seminar/ viva-voce on Industrial Training/ Minor Project|
|Interim Dissertation (Field Work/ Lab Work)|
|Seminar and Viva-voce on Dissertation|
|Evaluation of teaching assignment/ Lab. Development work|
|Seminar on Dissertation|
|Viva-Voce on Dissertation|
|Evaluation of teaching assignment/ Lab development work|