(News) University of Mysore offering geology course for CSE

University of Mysore offering geology course for CSE

The course offered by the University of Mysore. A geologist's job is not just about discovery and exploration of mineral wealth and natural resources of the earth. They need to assess natural disasters and their effects on environment, search areas rich in underwater resources, oil and natural gas and minerals and assess suitable areas for construction of bridges, roads, buildings and railway lines.

Started in 1960, the post-graduate course has been a must for the students aspiring to be geologists.

The UPSC conducts examinations across the country for selection of geologist (junior), assistant geologist in geographical survey of India and junior hydro geologist (scientist B) in the Central Ground Water Board. Qualified persons can also work with companies like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Explorations Authority and Coal India.

"It is better to include geology as an optional subject for PUC so as to create awareness about the subject," said another professor Balasubramanyam. There is good scope for them to analyze and predict disasters and promote proper disaster prevention methods. This apart, geologists play a dominant role in identifying safe sites for multi-storied buildings, railways, landscape survey for mega projects including tunnels, roads in ghat section and flyovers.

About Course:

  • Course: MSc in geology
  • Duration: 2 years (four semesters)
  • Eligibility: Science graduates with minimum 45%. For SC/ST 40%.
  • Mode of selection: Entrance test.

Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com