B.Sc. Geology | Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Science in Geology (BSc in Geology) is an undergraduate program offered by Tribhuvan University (TU), under the management of Institute of Science and Technology (IoST). It is a four year annual degree program total that includes theory, laboratory practical, field work and thesis writing. The duration of BSc in Geology program was changed from 3 years to 4 years from the year 2069 BS (2012 A.D) to provide international standard of education to students at a reasonable price in Nepal.

Bachelor of Science in Geology program deals with the study of physical and chemical nature, structure and geological process of earth with comprehensive understanding of earth surface processes, earth materials, tectonics, rock forming processes and paleontology including petroleum geology, volcanologist, structural geology, hydrology, sedimentary geology and climate change. This is a rigorous program for students who are excitedly interested and passionate to study about earth, its formation, natural resources and environmental hazards.

List of B.Sc. Geology Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.Sc. Geology program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.Sc. Geology

  • BSc in Geology prepares students to pursue higher studies like Masters’ level program in Geology or other related field.
  • To empower, encourage and develop skilled, intellectual and passionate geologists to work as Researcher in Geological laboratories, companies and industries for the study related to earth, evolution, landform and related subjects.
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology prepares successful graduates who can apply their techniques and knowledge within the field of geology for the solution of applied research or geological problems.
  • To prepare students for practical workforce as geoscientists, geochemists, meteorologist and prepare them to work professionally and successfully.
  • BSc in Geology degree provides skill and ability to the students to recognize, formulate and interpret the scientific methodology and critical thinking skills in geological or related field.
  • To develop excellent research and communication skills to prepare students to work and conduct research on petroleum and oil sectors for its generation and improve the economy of the nation.
  • To prepare skilled human resources to work as Hydrologist for the development of hydropower sector and as Sedimentologist for soil checking during the construction of buildings.

Admission Requirements in B.Sc. Geology

Eligibility for Admission

In order to be eligible for Bachelor of Science in Geology degree, students must have completed their 10+2 (Higher Secondary Education Board), or I. SC. from Physical or Biological group in Science. They also need to have taken extra Mathematics or equivalent subject. The candidates must have passed with a minimum of 50% in aggregate from any Board/University recognized by TU, or scored at least grade C in three subjects in the A-Level.

Admission Procedure:

  • The application form for Bachelor of Science in Geology can be directly collected from the reception of the affiliated campus or can be downloaded from the websites of affiliated campus. The filled-in application form, along with the photocopy of the mark sheets and stated cash amount or payable deposit slip in name or account of the affiliated campus should be submitted before the due date.
  • The applicants must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Institute of Science and Technology, TU and pass the exam.
  • The merit list of the applicants from the entrance exam will be published and they can seek admission as per the merit list at TU and its affiliated campuses.

The following documents should be submitted during the admission of BSc in Geology:

  1. Copy of a Character Certificate
  2. Copy of a School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or equivalent mark sheet
  3. Copy of a 10+2 (HSEB) or equivalent transcript
  4. Migration Certificate
  5. One color stamp size photographs for the College ID Card and two color passport size photographs for the College Records
  6. Copy of a Citizenship Certificate or Passport (For Foreign Students only)

Commencement of Course: Kartik/ Mangsir each year

Note: Students who have passed their grade 11 board exam and waiting for the result of grade 12 can also fill the application form for BSc in Geology and appear in the entrance test. Applicants should submit their mark sheet of +2 exam before the results of the entrance examination come out or during the admission process.

Below is the detailed TU B.Sc. Geology Syllabus.

1st Year

Below is the detailed TU B.Sc. Geology Syllabus.

2nd Year

Scope and Career Prospects

  • Petroleum, oil and environmental industries/companies
  • Research Centers or work as an Independent Researchers
  • Mineral industries as Mineral Surveyor
  • Seismological Center as Seismic Interpreter
  • Geoscientist/ Geochemist/ Geophysical Data Processor
  • Environmental Consultant/Geologist
  • Paleontologist/ Meteorologist
  • Groundwater Industry/ Hydrologist
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Company

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