Department of Geology
Geology-A Fascinating Science
Geology is study of the Earth. It deals with the Earth and its components – primarily rocks and minerals. Geologists focus on various processes operating within and outside the Earth and its effects. Earth’s resources such as coal, petroleum, ore deposits, industrial minerals and water are studied, explored and assessed by geologists. Natural hazards namely earthquake, landslide, flood, volcanic eruption and tsunami are best analyzed and understood by geologists. This branch of science study rivers, deserts, oceans, glaciers and mountains apart from rocks, minerals and fossils. Evolution of the Earth and its fauna and flora through time is part of geology.
The Department of Geology was established in 2015 and offers B.Sc.Geology Program (Model 1), under affiliation to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Students scored several ranks including 2nd & 3rd ranks consecutively in 2018 and 2019. Geology museum attached to the Department has a rich collection of rocks, minerals, ores, industrial minerals, semi-precious stones and fossils.
|Program offered||B.Sc. Geology (Model I)|
|No. of seats||40|
A pass in higher secondary examination (State, CBSE, ICSE or equivalent) in Science stream.
(Note: Mathematics is to be studied as a compulsory complimentary course for B.Sc. Geology program)
1. For admission under ‘Merit’ category, apply through online admission portal (CAP) of Mahatma Gandhi University.
Web site : www.kristujyoticollege.com
College Office Phone (Landline) : 0481-2720696
|Higher studies :
Graduates in Geology can aspire for postgraduate studies in Geology, Applied Geology, Petroleum Geology, Marine Geology, Geophysics, Marine Geophysics, Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, Forestry and Archaeology
|Career openings for postgraduates in Geology|
|Geologists in Geological Survey of India, Central Groundwater Board, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Space Research Organization, Gas Authority of India Limited|
|Geologists in government owned (e.g. Coal India Limited) and private mining companies|
|Geologists in Department of Mining and Geology and Groundwater Department, Kerala|
|Scientists in research institutes|
|Teachers in higher secondary schools|
|Assistant Professors in colleges and Universities|
|Petroleum Geologists in onshore and offshore oil drilling establishments|
|Consultants in mine/quarry planning and licensing|
|Consultants in groundwater investigation, bore well drilling and water quality assessment.|
|Software personnel in mining/oil drilling related firms|
|Geoscientists in analysing satellite imageries, aerial photographs and map preparation|
|Research leading to Ph.D.|