M.Tech in Applied Geology Colleges, Syllabus and Scope

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M.Tech. in Applied Geology is a 2-year long postgraduate course involving advanced training in the discipline, both theoretically and practically.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 50,000 and 5 Lakhs. Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level, and in a relevant entrance exam, such as GATE, TANCET.

Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Geographers, Oceanographers, Geologists, Meteorologists, Seismologist, Completions Technologist, Processing Geophysicist, Researchers etc.

Organizations such as the Central Ground Water Board, the Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc Ltd etc. hire such postgraduates.

The average annual salary offered to such professionals in India ranges between INR 2 and 20 Lakhs.

M.Tech. in Applied Geology: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration 2 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility B.E./ B.Tech. or equivalent qualification
Admission Process Based on entrance exams such as GATE, TANCET and 10+2 scores.
Course Fee INR 50,000 to 5 Lakhs
Average Starting Salary INR 2 to 20 Lakhs
Top Recruiting Companies Central Ground Water Board and the Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc etc.
Job Positions Geographers, Oceanographers, Geologists, Meteorologists, Seismologist, Completions Technologist, Processing Geophysicist, Researchers etc.

M.Tech. in Applied Geology: What is it About?

Geology is the study of the earth's origin, history and composition etc. Its sub-branches are Mineralogy, Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Planetology and Geological Engineering etc. The role of a Geologist is very vital in exploring mineral wealth and natural resources. Geologists also determine conditions most suitable for constructing railway lines, roads, bridges, buildings etc.

Geologists also explore under-water resources and gas fields located in the seabed. They conduct tests to measure soil quality by conducting geo-physical and geo-chemical tests.

Top Institutes Offering M.Tech. in Applied Geology

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:

Name of Institute City  Average Fees
NIT Raipur INR 70,500 (course)
Sagar University Sagar INR 5,000 (course)
IIT Roorkee INR 70,000 (course)
Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra INR 2 lakh (course)
Harisingh University Sagar INR 1.5 Lakh (course)

Eligibility for M.Tech. in Applied Geology

Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, such as Geology, Instrumentation/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Control Engineering/ Electrical & Electronics Engineering/ Applied Electronics from a recognized university.

M.Tech. in Applied Geology: Admission Process

For admission to the course, candidates are needed to appear for the Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) conducted by Anna University or another entrance examination conducted by a recognized university.

Most institutes in India offering admission to the require a minimum aggregate score of 60% in the qualifying examination, and most of them accept GATE scores for admission.

M.Tech. in Applied Geology: Career Prospects

Geo Professionals are involved in tasks related to exploration and surveys, both indoors (in laboratories and offices) and outdoors (on land or at sea). Some outdoor work may involve very demanding conditions and be located in remote locations.

Mining Geologists often work underground in wet and dirty conditions. For some activities, Geologists are needed to wear protective clothing and safety equipment. Often Geologists spend time away from home, ranging from a few days to several months.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Applied Geology
Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Instrumentation Engineer Control and Instrumentation Engineers (C&I engineers) are responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. 3,67,978
Technical Director Technical Directors (TD) or Technical Producers (TP) are usually the senior-most technical authority within a theatrical organization or television studio. It is their job to make sure that the technical equipment in the theater is cleaned and safe, although these duties may be delegated to a shop or house manager. 2,503,417
Field Test Engineer Upon production of a product, Field Test Engineers make sure that it is tested properly to eliminate all disorders before it comes into the market. Field Test Engineers’ responsibilities are complex in nature and need to be carried out effectively, so that the final product is free of any technical disorders. 3,68,148
Senior Sales Manager A Senior Sales Executive is responsible for building business by identifying, qualifying and selling prospects. As the most experienced member of the sales team, the Senior Sales Executive would possess superior analytical skills and a firm grasp on customers throughout the sales process. 9,97,728
Network Planning Engineer Network Planning Engineers develop, plan, and implement the overall strategic goals of an organization's network system. They evaluate and recommend changes to current and future network requirements to meet the organization's needs. They are familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. 2,94,275
Customer Support Engineer Customer Support Engineers serve as experts in the products that their company manufactures and develops. They find solutions to problems with the products and help customers work through technical difficulties. Job duties may include reviewing product change requests, among others. 1,99,420
Electronics and Communications Consultant Electronics and Communications Consultants develop, write and edit original material for grants, manuscripts, presentations, posters, briefs and progress reports for Cancer Center members, and newsletters, releases and other related materials and communications for the MCW Cancer Center. They interact directly with campus-wide faculty members, leaders, departments, & support units across MCW to ensure that all work is completed effectively, efficiently, & in a timely manner. They collect, organize, interpret and classify information for research and reporting purposes. 3,12,408

M.Tech. in Applied Geology: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.


Geotechnical Behavior of Earth Materials
Soil Engineering
Structural Geology for Site Engineering
Applied Rock Mechanics
Mining Operations and Methods
Geotechnical Behavior of Earth Materials Practical
Soil Engineering Practical
Structural Geology for Site Engineering Practical
Applied Rock Mechanics Practical


Geotechniques of Dams, Tunnels and Underground Space
Rock Slope Engineering
Environmental Geotechnology
Engineering Geophysics
Geotechniques of Dams, Tunnels and
Underground Space Practical
Rock Slope Engineering Practical
Engineering Geophysics Practical
Composite Viva-voce
Contaminant Hydrogeology
Remote Sensing and GIS
Geohazard Analysis
Geostatistical Methods


Industrial Training/ Minor Project
Seminar/ viva-voce on Industrial Training/ Minor Project
Composite Viva-voce
Interim Dissertation (Field Work/ Lab Work)
Seminar and Viva-voce on Dissertation
Evaluation of teaching assignment/ Lab. Development work


Seminar on Dissertation
Viva-Voce on Dissertation
Evaluation of teaching assignment/ Lab development work

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Applied Geology) Fee Structure in India

16.60 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.66 L  (Maximum Fee)
91.30 K (Average Fee)
1.88 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES1.88 L (Maximum Fee)
1.88 L (Average Fee)


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