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B.Sc. Geology

Only a very few colleges under the universities of Kerala provide this course although it has got demand in various sectors of human life. New combinations of Geo-informatics, Remote sensing and chemistry are unique. The well-trained faculty, well-equipped laboratories, museum and library with books/articles of national and international circulation makes the subject interesting and worthy. The yearly exposures of students to various reputed institutions, fields and places of academic importance all over India helps to realize the fascinating subject at its full sense.

About the subject

Geology – the science of earth and environment concerns with the processes and products of earth and atmosphere. This branch of natural science has incorporated from sister disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering for creating scientific models. Geology in operation both perceptibly and imperceptibly in man’s everyday life- be it in the realm of nature resources like mineral raw materials and fossil fuels like coal, petroleum and natural gas. Geology finds its potential application in various fundamental spheres of life including energy resources, ground water and surface water, land use and environment hazards. The importance of geology has also been recognized in the field of civil engineering. Many engineering projects such as construction of tunnels, reservoirs, dams, hydroelectric schemes, bridges etc. require geological advice. A geologist finds the hidden treasures beneath the earth and oceans. Geology is branching out various fields of application such as Space Geology, Medical Geology, Urban Geology, Agro Geology and it is acquiring the status of people’s science. The results of various geological studies and researches are directly utilized for betterment of human life and helps to satisfy one’s curiosity about the mother earth.

Career Opportunities

After the successful completion of B.Sc. course pupils are eligible for admission to courses M. Sc. / M. tech / M. Sc. Tech. In Geology / Applied geology / Remote sensing / Geo-informatics / Environmental science / Petroleum geology / Mining engineering at various universities of Kerala, outside the state and abroad. They are also eligible for admission to B. Ed. at various universities. Geology is one of the optional subjects for civil services and similar examinations. The institutions which give opportunities exclusive to the graduates and the post graduates in Geological assistants / Assistant geologists / Junior Hydrologists / Petroleum engineers / Mining inspectors / Mining engineers / Petroleum geologists / Mineral inspectors / Scientists / Research assistants etc. are Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Water Resource and development (CWRDM), Coal India, Oil India Limited (OIL), Center for Earth Science Studies (CESS), Mineral Exploration Center (MEC), Atomic Minerals Division (AMD), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Ocean Development (DOD), Geophysical Research Laboratory (GPRL), NNRMS, IREL, various IITs etc.. The state government organizations include department of Mining and Geology, Ground Water Board, plus many other private sectors related to petroleum, ground water, soil survey, Ornamental and decorative stone industries, mines etc.

Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics

It is the science of new millennium, it finds the application of space technologies and computer techniques for scientific analysis geo- referenced data. It helps to generate man power in the field of natural resource management, automated facility mapping, human settlement studies, commerce and management issues.

Eligibility:

+2 / VHSE / CBSE / Equivalent with anyone of the following optional subjects.Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology / Geology /Geography under part III . Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology / Geology /Geography under part III .

Mode of selection

In the case of science students – Total marks obtained in Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology / Geology plus highest marks obtained in any one of the subjects Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biology / Geology plus 20 marks for those having Geology as an optional subject.

Humanities students with Geology / Geography as optional – Marks obtained in geology / Geography X 2 + 20 marks for pupils selected Geology under part III.

How to Apply

Application for admission shall be made in prescribed formats available with the prospectus.

The cost of one set of prospectus and application form is RS.300/- in cash / in person. Those who decide to have it by post shall send a DD for RS. 400/- in favor of "Association for Welfare of the Handicapped" payable at Calicut.

The last date for issue of Prospectus and Application form is declared from time to time.

The filled in application forms with enclosures should reach the principal of the college latest by the declared date.

Candidates whose applications are found acceptable shall be called for an interview. The following documents shall be brought at the time of interview.

Interview Card

Qualifying certificates

T.C and conduct certificates from the institutions last attended

2 copies of passport size and 1 stamp size photo

S.S.L.C Book

SC,ST,OEC, candidates should produce community certificate

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