Geologists are the professionals who study about the science of earth called geology. Geology is basically the study of solid earth, the rocks of which it is composed and the processes through which they change.

Career Options

  • - Engineering geologist - Geochemist - Geophysicist/field seismologist - Geoscientist - Hydrogeologist - Mudlogger - Wellsite geologist

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Ability to visualize in 3 dimensions and sometimes 4 even. - Willingness to subject their work to criticism and alternative ideas. - Ability to succinctly communicate the essence of their ideas. - An appreciation and curiosity about the business and engineering aspects of their industry. - Strong motivation and work ethic driven by scientific curiosity.

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Geology
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science - Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Geology - Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Geology
  • Earth science
  • Environmental Science - Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geology
  • Applied Geology - Master of Science (Hons.) in Geology - Master of Technology in Geology
  • Applied Geology

Top Colleges

  • Presidency College Address: Kamarajar Salai Road, PWD Estate, Chepauk, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005 Phone: 044 2854 4894 Website:
  • Government College, Kasaragod Address: Vidyanagar - Uliyathadka Rd, Kasaragod, Kerala 671123 Phone: 04994 256 027 Website:

Working Conditions

Geologists often work for the mining industry, oil, gas and petroleum companies, environmental consultancies and civil engineering firms. They can be hired on a contract basis or hold permanent positions within private companies.

Top Companies

  • Anlage Infotech India Private Limited Address: 175 B SDF VI SEZ, Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400096 Website:
  • New Era India Consultancy Pvt Ltd Address: Indore Plot No: 246, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase 3, New Delhi, Delhi 110020 Website:

Successful Persons

Iain Simpson Stewart

Iain Simpson Stewart is a scottish geologist and afellow of the Geological Society of London and his main contribution and research interests are in the area of Earth Hazards and natural disasters and also identifying natural disasters, tsunamis etc.

G. Brent Dalrymple

G. Brent Dalrymple is an American geologist who is the author of The Age of the Earth and Ancient Earth and he is the recipient of the National Medal of Science award.

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