Career planning is the most crucial step

I am a student of second year Intermediate. I have chosen MPC after my class X from CBSE. I want to know about the various degree courses available for MPC students. Is an MPC student eligible to pursue a bachelor's degree course in Geology? Please guide me.

Young people need to understand that career planning is one of the most crucial factors in their life. This is important for several reasons. Once you choose a career, there is hardly any looking back.

The Indian education system has few options for a bridge course to jump from one field to another.

Having chosen a career in your most preferred field, you must understand that there is stiff competition to get space in the world of work. In any field, the fittest will survive.

Hence, it is imperative that you need to work hard and be at the top.

After 10+2 level, one can choose from a wide variety of course options that are available. This is the most determinative stage to shape one's career.

If you are an MPC student, generally the first choice would be to pursue Engineering. However, there are various combinations available at the graduation level. For example, B.Sc with MPC, MPE, PECS, MCSE and so on. There is a long list of courses available after Intermediate MPC. These are three-year degree courses.

If you are willing to pursue a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) programme, then the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is the right place.

Six major disciplines are offered; Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics and Physics.

This programme is specifically designed to provide a deep interdisciplinary experience to students. Candidates who passed Plus Two/ equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects and have secured 60 per cent marks/ equivalent grade are eligible for admission.

Selection will be based on the merit in any of the national-level examinations KVPY/ IIT-JEE/ AIEEE/ AIPMT. For further details, please visit

You can opt for Geology as a career option at undergraduate level. Candidate must have completed 10+2 in Sciences to enrol for B.Sc in Geology.

The course is offered by both government and private institutes.

Admission procedure differs from one institute to another and some colleges may ask for a specific percentage or admission test before final admission. The duration of a graduation course in Geology is three years.

In India, the universities/institutes offering Bachelor's courses in Geology are listed below:

Hans Raj College affiliated to University of Delhi offers B.Sc. (Hons) Geology which is a three-year course. For further details, please visit

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh offers B.Sc. (Hons) Geology. For further details, please visit

A. W. H. Special College affiliated to Calicut University offers B.Sc. Geology. For further details, please visit

University of Delhi offers five-year Integrated M.Sc. in Earth Science.

Candidates who have passed the 10+2 in Sciences are eligible for this course. Admission will depend on the basis of IIT-JEE merit list.

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After completing the Bachelor's degree, one can go for higher studies by choosing M.Sc. Applied Geology, M.Sc Geoinformatics, M.Sc Geochemistry, M.Sc Geophysics, M.Sc Earth Science, etc.

One of the colleges offering M.Sc Geology is Hindu College which is affiliated to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh. For further details, please visit

TERI University, New Delhi offers M.Sc. (Geoinformatics). Candidates who have completed Bachelor's degree in Science/ Engineering/ Statistics/ Geography can apply for this course. For further details, please visit

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun also offers M.Sc. in Geoinformatics. For further details, please visit

Geology prepares you to be part of varied areas, right from resource management and environmental protection to mineral and oil exploration.

They can specialise in innumerable fields. They can work in engineering and consulting firms, government agencies, mining companies, petroleum companies, museums, etc.

For getting placed in GSI, Central Ground Water Board, etc, one has to appear for the exams conducted by UPSC. They also have an option to take up IAS/Forestry Service.

For getting placed as Geologists in PSUs like ONGC, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, one has to appear for All India Entrance exam.

Government jobs in organisations like GSI, CGWB offer you a decent living style, while public sector undertakings like ONGC, HPCL, IOC offer handsome salary with perks.

Some of the government sector companies that hire geologists are listed below:

Geological Survey of India (GSI)

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)

Directorate of Geology and Mining (DGM)

Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

National Geophysical Institute (NGRI)

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Some of the public sector undertakings that hire geologists are listed below:

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC)

National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC)

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC)

National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA)

State Mining Corporation (SMC)

National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)


Hindustan Zinc Limited

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Theri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC)

Mineral Exploration Authority

TMI e2E Academy

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