Protecting and managing water resources for a viable future


A hydrologist is a researcher who ponders water and its movement around the planet. Hydrologists also consider how water influences its encompassing environment and how natural components influence the amount and quality of accessible water. One significant concept in hydrology is the hydrologic cycle. 

The hydrologic cycle, also known as the water cycle, happens persistently all over the planet. It begins when water dissipates and moves its vapor into the environment. At this point, the water falls back to the planet’s surface to the seas and masses arrive.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 and acquire at least 50% marks (Geography as mandatory) from any recognised board. 
  • Scholars can opt for a BA or B.Sc degree in Geography or any other related degree.  
  • B.Tech in Civil or Environmental Engineering can also be a great option. 

For Masters

  • Seekers can opt for PG Program in M.Sc or M.Tech degree in Hydrology or any other related degree.
  • To get admission in the PG Program, students need to pass the national level entrance exam like GATE. 
  • Candidates can go further for an M.Phil or Ph.D course in hydrology. 

Job Roles

The field of hydrology aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, hydrology presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Geoscientists
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Conservation Scientists
  • Professor/Lecturer

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the hydrology field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • National Institute of Hydrology
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Construction Agencies
  • Union Public Service Commission
  • State Public Service Commission
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Beverage Companies


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a hydrologist is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,60,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹4,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000 


  • Physical Stamina
  • Analytical skills
  • Subject Expertise
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Organisational skills


Researching and studying about the water on the planet is an interesting and great career. Understanding the exceptional phenomenon of water around the world. 

There are different aspects that a hydrologist can choose to study about like studying water on & beneath the water’s surface, studying movement, occurrence & distribution of water, checking water properties and so on. With this, the scope of this career becomes broad worldwide. As this field offers a good salary package with an innovative as well as challenging career. 


  • Innovative & Challenging Career
  • Good Salary Package


  • Limited number of Institutes offer hydrology specialisation
  • Competition
  • Sometimes, difficulties in getting water samples