M.Tech in Earthquake Engineering is a 2-year long for pursuing which, eligible candidate should have attained a B. Tech degree or equivalent qualification with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
Earthquake engineering is essentially about the analysis and design of load- supporting structures. Earthquake engineering is an offshoot of civil engineering. Subjects studied in this course include Construction Management Processes, Soil Mechanics, Concrete Technology, Applied Construction Project Management and Geology etc.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 80,000 and 4 Lacs. Admission are based on candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam such as GATE, CMJ, CCMT.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Volcanologists, Petroleum Geologists, Environmental Geologists, Earth Science Teachers, Glacial or Quaternary Geologists, Structural Geologists and Hydrogeologists etc., and in private and government agencies engaged in the construction of space stations, bridges, ports, highways, railways and buildings, and in colleges and universities as teachers.
The initial salary offered to such postgraduates varies between INR 4 to 10 Lacs per year.
Organizations such as Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC), Coal India and Mineral Exploration Ltd. Etc. hire such postgraduates.
|Course Level||Post Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||(10+2) examination with science subject such as (Biology, Math and Chemistry)|
|Admission Process||Based on entrance exam like GATE, CMJ, CCMT entrance exam etc.|
|Course Fee||INR 80,000 to 4 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 to 10 Lacs per year|
|Top Recruiting Organizations||Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC), Coal India and Mineral Exploration Ltd.|
|Job Positions||Volcanologists, Petroleum Geologists, Environmental Geologists, Earth Science Teachers, Glacial or Quaternary Geologists, Structural Geologists and Hydrogeologists|
Earthquake Engineering is the field of science that involves the study of the protection of society and natural and human-made atmosphere from earthquakes by reducing seismic risk to socio-economically acceptable levels. Traditionally, earthquake engineering has been defined as the science of bolstering structures to withstand seismic impacts, which is why it is considered a subset of geotechnical and structural engineering.
Earthquake Engineering is a systematic study of earthquakes. It is an investigation of and attempt at resolving the danger posed by damaging earthquakes. These engineers plan, design, construct and manage earthquake- resistant structures and facilities.
Since 60% of Indian geography is declared sensitive to earthquakes, the role of Earthquake Engineers proves vital in building- quake resistant structures.
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||Silchar||INR 4.1 Lacs (course)|
|IIT||Roorkee||INR 3 Lacs (course)|
|IIT||Kharagpur||INR 1.5 Lacs (course)|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology||Nagpur||INR 84,500 (course)|
|Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (CBIT)||Hyderabad||INR 2.1 Lacs (course)|
For applying to the course, aspiring candidates need to have:
|Master of Technology in Telangana||Master of Technology in Madhya Pradesh||Master of Technologyin Haryana||Master of Technology in Gujarat|
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s GATE/ CMJ score secured by the candidates. Even UGC and CSIR scores are taken into consideration for selection of appropriate candidates for the course.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Vibration of Elastic Method|
|Numerical Methods for Dynamics Systems|
|Seismological Modelling and Simulation|
|Vulnerability and Risk Analysis|
|Ground Shaking Hazard|
|Semester IV Dissertation|
|EQ-514 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of Structures|
|EQ-534 Advanced Seismic Microzonation|
|EQ-535 Seismic Disaster Mitigation and Management|
|EQ-536 Ground Failure Hazard|
|EQ-537 Earthquake Precursors and Early Warning Systems|
|EQ-546 Instrumentation and Model Testing Techniques|
|EQ-571 Ground Improvement Techniques|
|EQ-590 Strong Motion Seismology|
An Earthquake Engineer researches data and gathers information from varied locations and sources and find solutions for making structures that are earthquake- resistant. In addition to gathering information and researching, they also travel far for gathering information from local bodies. These professionals can find job opportunities with research and development organizations engaged in researching on earthquakes. They can also find job placements as researchers, professors and lecturers or at NGOs, working for environment and earthquake- related issues.
An engineer in this profession in India earns between INR 25,000 to 30,000 in the beginning of the career, increase with experience.
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|
|Geo Science Engineer||Geoscientists often supervise the work of technicians and coordinate work with other scientists, both on the field and in the lab. Many geoscientists are involved in the search for and development of natural resources, such as petroleum. Others work in environmental protection and preservation, and are involved in projects to clean up and reclaim land. Some specialize in a particular aspect of the earth, such as oceans.||4,93,325|
|Geo-scientist||Geoscientists typically plan and conduct field studies, in which they visit locations to collect samples and conduct surveys. They study the physical aspects of the earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future||4,43,732|
|Seismic Data Collection Engineer||Seismic Data Collection Engineers play an important role in the oil and gas industry. They work from surveys, sending pulses of sound energy down through layers of rock beneath the earth's surface.||9,02,473|
|Seismic Data Interpretation Engineer||Seismic Interpreters use a variety of technical, computational and scientific modelling techniques to produce geophysical and geological data that can be used to analyze the hydrocarbon content of rock structures.||1,068,000|
|Mineral Engineer||Mining Engineers ensure that underground resources such as minerals, metals, oil and gas are extracted safely and efficiently. Typical job responsibilities include ensuring that operations comply with health and safety requirements, and making sure that the equipment used is safe.||6,56,000|
|Survey Geologist||Survey Geologists work for provincial or federal government geological surveys, builds a framework of geological knowledge to encourage a better understanding of mineral and energy resources in the environment.||5,11,804|
|Conservation Hydrologist||Hydrologists typically measure the properties of bodies of water, such as volume and stream flow. They collect water and soil samples to test for certain properties, such as the pH or pollution levels and analyze data on the environmental impacts of pollution, erosion, drought, and other problems.||2,93,084|