M.Sc. Geology | Tribhuvan University

Every one of us is very curious in knowing facts, figures, and components of earth, how it is made, and what it is made up of. The science of geology is basically concerned with study of the materials that the earth is made of, its structure, process that was activated in it, animals that inhibited it. It also studies the change the earth has gone in millions of years.

Master of Science in Geology (MSc. Geology) is a two year program of Tribhuvan University. This program is based on the semester system and has been divided into altogether 4 semesters in total. The M.Sc. in geology offers both theoretical and practical based teaching along with extensive fieldwork techniques to build capacity of graduates so that they are able to work in various fields, such as in tunnels, roads, bridges, dams, etc. Department of geology was established in 1968 in Trichandra college for B.Sc. in geology program and Master of Science in geology program was started from 1986 at Central Campus, Kirtipur.

List of M.Sc. Geology Colleges

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

Objectives of M.Sc. Geology

The major objectives of this course are:

  • To help students gain the knowledge of fundamentals and emerging concepts in geology and retain the integrated concepts of various classes
  • To help students  develop ability to evaluate the quality of data and use this for comparing competing  theories or ideas, collect defensible data and analyze and interpret variety of data sets
  • To help students develop communication skills, technical skills and computing skills that is relevant in the field of geology
  • To help students develop the ability to work alone or in groups by abiding with the moral ethics and being aware of the responsibility of a geologists towards the society

Admission Requirements in M.Sc. Geology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students willing to pursue M.Sc. in geology must have to complete B.Sc. in Geology or any equivalent level of degree from college/. University/ board recognized by Tribhuvan University (TU).
  • Students must have to fulfill all the requirements as announced in the M.Sc. entrance exam notice published by Tribhuvan University (TU)

Selection Criteria Published by Tribhuvan University

  • The candidates will be selected for the admission on the basis of merit list which is prepared by adding the marks secured in the entrance test (80%) and the percentage of the marks secured in Bachelor Degree (20%)
  • 80% questions are objective and 20% are subjective with short answer that should be solved within 2 hours
  • 80% seat is for open category and 20% seat is for inclusive category

Scope and Career Prospects

If somebody has an extreme desire to know about the earth related issues such as environmental protection, resource management, mineral and oil exploration than geology is the career choice you can make. Geologists can work in the fields like ground water management, geological survey, natural gas and natural resources, mineral exploration, zinc and copper related industries etc. The scope of geology is increasing because of growing environmental hazards caused by pollution and other associated issues. Geology unveils plethora of exciting and challenging job opportunities to the graduates. After acquiring more experience and knowledge one can:

  • Apply for some of the top positions in government, research, education sector etc.
  • Also work in the NGO/ INGOs working in the field of earth
  • Work as a journalist in various journals, TV's, magazines etc.
  • Also work as a research specialist
  • Teach in colleges and universities in different positions

Similarly, the graduates  from Tribhuvan Unversity are also highly valued in other developed countries where they can work and study.

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