- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 2 Years
- Offered by: Nagaland University, Lumami
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geology is a full-time two-year postgraduate course and it is offered by the Nagaland University, Lumami. Geology is a field-oriented, scientific discipline, which investigates the properties of the earth, its substances, shapes, processes, and history. The course of the Under Graduate (BSc.) level of this multi-disciplinary subject is designed to impart sound theoretical and practical knowledge to the students about minerals (mineralogy), rocks (petrology), the structure of the Earth (structural geology), volcanic phenomena (volcanology), landforms and the processes that produce them (geomorphology and glaciology), study of fossils (palaeontology) and the development of sedimentary strata (stratigraphy). The course also encompasses the study of natural hazards like earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and floods. Since geology is related to the environment, a large portion will be taught outdoors. So, field works form an integral part of the degree programme. It may include the collection of geologic data, constructing a measured section, interpreting geologic structures and geologic mapping.
- A student must have the minimum qualifications as detailed below for admission into M.Sc. degree programme in Environmental Science and Geology of the College.
- The students who have passed their B.Sc. (Hons.) degree with a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination will be given the first choice in admission. The non-honors students will be admitted only against the seats not filled. Their admission, however, will be based on the score of a written examination which will be conducted by the Department of Environmental Science for the purpose.
- Standard relevant formula as shown on the mark-sheet of the candidate will be used for the conversion of O. G. P. A. into percent marks for the purpose of comparison of admission seeking candidates from different institutes following 4.0, 5.0 and 10.0 point scale of evaluation.