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Paleontology or palaeontology is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch (roughly 11,700 years before present). It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments (their paleoecology).

Career Option

  • - Paleontologists - Teacher - Paleontology Professor - Research Specialist - Museum Curator - Prospector - Specialty Environmental Monitor

Top Colleges In India

  • Indian Institute of Science Education And Research Kolkata Mohanpur - 741 246, West Bengal, India +91-33-6634 0012 Website-
  • Jadavpur University 188, Raja S.C. Mallick Rd, Kolkata - 70003
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Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s degree in Paleontology - Masters degree in Paleontology - Ph.D in Paleon

Working Condition

Paleontologists who engage in fieldwork may have to endure extreme weather conditions. They may be required to travel frequently to remote locations and carry lots of research equipment in backpacks, which is likely to make the task physically strenuous. Paleontologists who are employed as faculty members at universities or research institutes have regular 40-hour weeks in a comfortable environment.

Personal Skill

  • - Determination towards the career - Passion for understanding the history of life on earth - Interested in working in the field - A strong aptitude for the natural sciences - Emotionally stable

Educational Qualification

  • Education qualification- 10+2
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