Bengal Engineering and Science University and the subject Geology possess a century old relationship. Many eminent geo scientists have offered their teaching and research expertise in the past. Previously teaching in geology was introduced in this university to meet the need of the would be engineering graduates only in Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering branches.
The science streams have emerged as an integral part of the university offering postgraduate degrees from 2001. The Department of Geology, however, has started to offer independent postgraduate courses in geology after its separate identity as a science department from 2005.
Students of the present department are being trained by permanent and eminent visiting faculties of diverse fields of geology, involved in frontier areas of research like sedimentology, basin tectonics, basin analysis and paleontology etc. to cope up with the need of petroleum or mineral exploration, natural hazard mitigation and geo science research. Students are able to find employment in mining companies, petroleum industries and environmental firms.
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