Delhi University has initiated a five-year integrated M.Sc. earth sciences course. To be offered by the Department of Geology, the course will consist of 10 semesters and will be spread over five academic sessions. Students will be required to undergo training during summer vacations as part of the programme either in the department or at other national or international laboratories.
The number of seats for the course is 25. Candidates who have passed 10+2 in sciences will be eligible for admission to the ten semester M.Sc. (integrated) course in Earth Sciences. The admission will be open to two categories of the students. Category 1 will include those who have appeared for IIT JEE. They will have to submit their score together with their application. Category 2 will include those who don't have an IIT JEE score but have passed 10+ 2 with mathematics.
Initially, the admission will be on the basis of IIT-JEE merit list, however, depending on the vacancies available, students of Category 2 will also be considered for admission. The age limit is 17 years before the first of October in the year in which he/she seeks admission.
The annual fee to be paid for this programme is the same as for the M.Sc. programmes. In addition a lump sum of Rs 3000 will be required for field work in second, fourth, sixth, and eighth semesters. The fee for this programme is payable at the beginning of the academic year. If a student does not attend at least 80 per cent of the classes during the first two weeks without any serious medical reason, his/her admission will stand automatically cancelled and the seat will be offered to the next candidate in the waiting list.