Master of Science
Master of science in Geology is a one-year program. There are two groups- one group is termed as General Group (Group A) and the other as Thesis Group (Group B). The degree is offered in several specialized branches such as - stratigraphy and sedimentology, geophysics, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, and disaster and environment management, and mining and engineering geology.
Currently, all students graduating from the department are eligible to enroll in masters program. It is not open to students from any other department, institute, or universities.
Master of Philosophy
Duration of MPhil Program is 2 years. First year is for course work and the second year is for research and thesis. However, a student's MPhil registration will be valid for a maximum of 4 years.
Each student will have to take 200 marks or 8 credit hours equivalent course work in the first year. Additionally, there will be a 100 marks oral examination.
Four years honors degree with 1 year master degree, or
Three years honors degree and 1 year master degree, or
Two years bachelor degree and two years master degree with at least 1 year of teaching/research/job experience in reputed organizations or 1 research publication in recognised journal.
Candidate should have at least second class (minimum 50% marks) in all examination, or CGPA 3.5 on a scale of 5 or 3 on a scale of 4.
First, the candidate will have to deposit tk500 at the Janata Bank, TSC Branch. Second, an application form will have to be collected from the registered office showing the money receipt. Properly filled application form will have to be submitted with original copies of all certificates of required degrees, professional experiences etc. Student will be enrolled upon approval by the supervisor, departmental academic committee, faculty committee, and the Board of advanced studies of the university.
Doctor of Philosophy
The duration of regular PhD Program is 4 year, however, a student can submit his/her thesis after 2 years. The duration of part-time PhD registration is 5 years, however, thesis can be submitted after 4 years. In special cases, upon approval from the supervisor, departmental academic committee, and university academic council a part-time researcher can submit his/her thesis after three years.
Students with previous degrees from public universities will net require to take any theoretical course work. However, students with no previous degrees in Earth sciences will have to take a minimum of 4 credit course work on relevant subject as suggested by the student's supervisor.
Admission Requirement for PhD Program:
Candidate should have an MPhil Degree. Candidate passed from all institutions except public universities will have to apply through the committee for evaluating MPhil equivalence. or
Candidate should have a 4 years (Honors) degree and 1 year master degree from any public university. However, students from private universities in Bangladesh cannot enroll directly to PhD program, they will have to enroll to MPhil program first. or
Candidates with 3 years (Honours) degree and 1 year Master degree should have the following qualifications-
Should have a minimum of 2nd class (minimum 50% marks) or CGPA of 3.5 out of 5 and/or CGPA of 3 out of 4.
Candidate should have at least two years of teaching experiences in Bachelor level or two years of research experiences in any reputed institute or two years of service experiences in any government or autonomous organization.
Should have at least two research publications in recognised journals.
Students with no previous degrees in Earth sciences can be enrolled upon approval from the academic committee of the department and the PhD subcommittee of the faculty of earth and environmental sciences. In such case, there will be a minimum of 4 credit course work on relevant subject as suggested by the student's supervisor.
First, the candidate will have to deposit tk1000 at the Janata Bank, TSC Branch. Second, an application form will have to be collected from the registered office showing the money receipt. Properly filled application form will have to be submitted with original copies of all certificates of required degrees, professional experiences. Student will be enrolled upon approval by the supervisor, departmental academic committee, faculty subcommittee for PhD, and the Board of advanced studies of the university.