Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 10

M.Sc. (Petroleum Geo-Sciences)- Environmental Geo-Chemistry

Environmental geochemistry has grown rapidly over the last decade and is the core of environmental sector. Global environmental consultancy market is the primary destination for suitably skilled graduates. This field is currently growing at its strongest rate for five years. Environmental Geochemistry expertise is key to many aspects of the day-to-day work of environmental consultants, geologists, civil, structural and mining engineers, environmental regulatory authorities, mining and oil companies.

Environmental geochemistry is concerned with the sources, distribution and interactions of chemical elements in rocks, soils, waters, air and biological material. It concerns studying a wide variety of environmental materials using a range of analytical tools that include field investigation, chemical instrumentation, and digital modelling.

Environmental geochemistry graduates are well suited for environmental consulting, specializing in interpretation of complex datasets and chemical behaviour, or for analysing scientific data for a commercial or research laboratory. The M.Sc. Environmental Geochemistry program has been developed in response to this demand for high-level skills in this field.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

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  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview
Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 60% 10th,12th, & Graduation   

Scholarship: 50% waiver for 1st semester tuition fee on 5% seats in each program

Disclaimer: Only one category of scholarship can be availed by student, Multiple scholarship to one candidate will not be granted 

PEO1 Post Graduates will get opportunities to apply their knowledge and skill in Oil and Gas Industries, government organisations, water boards, coal organisations, mining sector, surveys, laboratories, meteorological departments, educational organisations
PEO3 Graduates will interact with leading researchers and academicians of Oil and Gas areas, to participate in lifelong learning and R&D
PEO4 Graduates will acquire lateral thinking and leadership skills to become industry leaders.
PEO5 Graduates will contribute to the welfare of the society /environment by taking professionally responsible decisions
PSO1 To learn various hydrocarbon exploration methods, hydrocarbon source and cap rock characterization techniques, field surveying and mapping the surface and sub-surface features to help finalize a pilot plan for exploration drilling.
PSO2 Demonstrate knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedure and instrumentation to perform experiments, obtain data and interpret it by applying various through theoretical principals.
PSO3 Execute new ideas in the field of research and development using principles and techniques of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs to estimate both the reserves and the production potential under natural and improved recovery methods for optimum development of a field


The M. Sc. Petroleum Geosciences prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows

  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Research Associates
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Process Engineer

Suitable Roles offered in Industries:

  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Research Associates
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Process Engineer

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation.



Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  PEGS 7003 Tectonics and Structural Geology 3
Core Course  PEGS 7004 Petroleum Geology 3
Core Course  PEGS 7005 Igneous and Metamorphic Processes 3
Core Course  PEGS 7006 Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy 3
Core Course  PEGS 7007 Micropaleontology 2
Core Course  PEGS 7008 Remote Sensing in Geosciences 3
Core Course  PEGS 7109 Remote Sensing and GIS Lab 1
Core Course  PEGS 7107 Micropaleontology Lab 1
Core Course  PEGS 7110 Structural Geology Lab 1
    Total 20





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  PEGS 7011 Hydrogeology 3
Core Course  PEGS 7012 Introduction to Unconventional Resources 3
Core Course  PEGS 7013 Petroleum Exploration  3
Core Course  PEGS 7014 Engineering Geology 3
Core Course  PEGS 8004 Geochemistry 3
Core Course  PEGS 7015 Ore and Mining Geology 3
Core Course  PEGS 7116 Geological Field Training (Petroliferous Basins of India-1) 1
Core Course  PEGS 7117 Geophysics Lab 1
Core Course  PEGS 7118 Software Lab 1
    Total 21





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  PEGS 8005 Well site geology and Formation evaluation 3
Core Course  PEGS 8006 Drilling and Production Operations 3
Core Course  PEGS 8007 GeoMechanics  3
Core Course  PEGS 8008 Basin Analysis 3
Core Course  PEGS 8009 Reservoir Development and Simulation 3
Core Course  PEGS 8110 High Computation Lab 1
Core Course  PEGS 8111 Drilling Fluid and Cementation Lab 1
Core Course  PEGS 8112 Geological Field Training (Petroliferous Basins of India-2) 1
Specialization course    Specialization course- I 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- II 3
    Total 24






Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  INDT 8101 Industrial Training 4
  PROJ 8108 Dissertation 12
Core Course  VIVA 8101 Comprehensive Viva 2
Core Course     Seminar 2
    Total 20



Specialization Courses


Environmental Geo-Chemistry
Environmental Sciences​​
Analytical Geochemistry​​


We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real world/Project based assignments
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry led Courses.
  • Certification Courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Semester Exchange Program.
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat)

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