M.Phil. (Geology)

Master of Philosophy in Geology

Duration: 2 Years
Level: M.Phil
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Post Graduation

M.Phil. Geology or Master of Philosophy in Geology is a postgraduate Geology course. Geology is the science that comprises the study of the solid Earth and the processes by which it is shaped and changed. During the course candidates are introduced to plate tectonics, the history of life and evolution, commercially important mineral and hydrocarbon, the remediation of environmental problems and past climates. The students of geology at this level study in depth the composition, structure, physical properties and history of the planet we live on. The duration of the course is two years and the syllabus is divided into two semesters as well. There are many colleges or institutes which are offering the course in their campuses in the country.

M.Phil. Geology Eligibility

  • A pass in Master's Degree in the Geology with a minimum of Second Class securing at least 55% of the aggregate marks or in an examination recognised as equivalent.

M.Phil. Geology Syllabus

Syllabus of Geology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Research Methodology


Remote Sensing and GIS








Environmental Geology

Sem. II




M.Phil. Geology Colleges

M.Phil. Geology Course Suitability

  • The course is suitable for those who have the qualities of producing, analysing and summarising information; applying knowledge and understanding to complex and multidimensional problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  • They should have good communicating skills using written, oral and graphical methods.

How is M.Phil. Geology Course Beneficial?

  • Students studying M.Phil. in Geology also help in ascertaining areas, where petroleum products and natural gas can be found inside the planet earth. Exploring and determining various natural resources hidden in planet earth.
  • They help in extractions of mineral resources from the Earth. Some of these economic and mineral resources such as gemstones, metals asbestos, partite, mica, phosphates, zealots, clay, pumice, quartz, silica, sulphur, chlorine, and helium are quite precious.
  • Geology also helps in engineering work, the M.Phil. students of geology can also be consulted in location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works.
  • Teaching is one of the bright areas for the degree holders.

M.Phil. Geology Job Types

  • Research Associate - Agricultural Engineering
  • Coordinator - Hydro Geology
  • Project Manager
  • Trainee - Geologist
  • Reservoir Geologist
  • Landscape Architect
  • Lecturer & Teacher

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