Earth System Science and Engineering specialization is one of the seven specializations offered by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. This specialization has a multidisciplinary approach to study various aspects of the Earth systems. This unique programme was started in 2016 with the objectives to provide high quality classroom, laboratory and field education. This specialization offers both M.Tech and Ph.D. program (please refer eligibility criteria).
North-eastern region of India is blessed with natural resources (natural and mineral resources including oil and gas) and located in a seismic zone that demands close monitoring of geophysical parameters. In the backdrop of accelerated infrastructure development for national growth, growing incidences of geohazards and natural uncertainties such as climate change has necessitated systematic understanding of the Earth systems in order to build future infrastructures pragmatically, and seek sustainable solutions for hazard related uncertainties. To address these problems scientifically, this specialization is actively involved in various interdisciplinary research projects and consultancy assignments.
Apart from the contemporary learning, students of this specialization will be trained with latest techniques of quantitative analyses which can be directly used for the identification and exploration of natural resources. This will provide research and employment opportunities in various sectors such as mineral & hydrocarbon exploration, natural resource management, geo-environment etc.
Eligibility criteria (M.Tech: Earth System Science and Engineering): Total 10 Seats
For this specialization, four-year Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering/ Petroleum Engineering/ Mining Engineering/ Mineral Engineering/ Geoscience Engineering/ Engineering Physics (or equivalent)/ Engineering Mathematics (or equivalent) with a minimum CPI of 6.5 or 60% of marks or 1st class or Master of Science degree in Geology (or equivalent)/ Geophysics (or equivalent)/ Physics with a minimum of 6.5 or 60% of marks or 1st class or Master of Science degree in Mathematics/ Chemistry and allied areas in natural sciences with a minimum CPI of 7.0 or 65% marks, and a valid GATE score in `CE' or `GG' or `PE' or `MN' or `PH' or `CY' or `MA'.