Department of Marine Geology


The Chairman

Department of Marine Geology

Mangalore University

Mangalagangotri - 574 199.

Phone: +91-824-2287389, 2288043


Course Details:


Marine Geology is one of the interdisciplinary and stimulating branches of Earth Science. The students who are interested to study M.Sc. in Marine Geology will learn about the origin and evolution of the global oceans, the past history of the earth’s climate, the earth’s natural resources and their exploitation.

Marine Geologists study the formations, composition, history of seafloor, marine sediments, their physical and chemical characteristics, and other factors, including sediment origin, distribution and age, By combining their knowledge of marine chemistry and physical oceanography, marine geologists they obtain the information about the dynamics of the Earth and how the movement of plates and continents results in events such as volcanoes and earthquakes. In addition to this, the marine geologists work with biologists and chemical oceanographers to learn more about historical climate records and animal and plant life by examining sediment and rock cores for fossils and analyzing sediment composition using radiocarbon dating and other methods.

The course is open to all science graduates. Candidates with Bachelor degree of Mangalore University or any other degree considered as equivalent there to with any three science subjects or two science subjects with geography at the undergraduate level or B.E. in any subject are eligible to apply provided they have secured a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST/Category-I candidates) marks aggregate including languages and Group III subjects.

The course contents include exotic subjects like Oceanography (Physical, Chemical, Geological and Biological); Marine Resources; Geophysics and Geodynamics; Atmospheric Sciences (Meteorology & Climatology); Geochemistry & Mineralogy; Petrology; Structural Geology; Stratigraphy & Palaeontology; Geomorphology; Economic Geology; Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & GIS and Surveying.

The students who quality this course are eligibility to get jobs not only the government department such as in Geological Survey of India; Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC); National Institute of Oceanography, (NIO); National Institute of ocean Technology (NIOT); Central Ground Water Board (CGWB); State Mines and Geology Departments but also in private sectors and multinational companies. In addition, students can pursue higher education like Ph.D. in Universities and R & D Labs.


Course Intake Duration Eligibility
M Sc (Marine Geology) 12+3*
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Four Semesters (2 years course) Candidates seeking admission to M.Sc. Earth Science and Resource Management course shall have studied any two science subjects at the under graduate level OR agriculture/ Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering Graduates securing 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates) marks.