The Institute trains specialists in the field of earth science (geologists, geophysicists, oilmen and hydrogeologists) and in the field of chemical engineering, engineering biotechnology, environmental specialists in the field of environmental protection for mining and geological, chemical, petrochemical, biotechnological, energy, mining and metallurgical, oil production and oil refining, oil-gas chemical industries. Graduates become specialists in ore and petroleum geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, drilling, etc.
The Institute has a powerful material and technical, scientific-educational and laboratory base, equipped with modern innovative infrastructures and all the necessary innovative technologies for use in the educational process. There is a unique mineralogical center for the study of the material composition at micro level and the richest mineralogical museum. All educational programs are reviewed by employers, professional associations and alumni.
At the institute, the educational process is combined with research work, where students have the opportunity to participate in funded research projects. The teaching staff, students, undergraduates and doctoral students are actively involved in the funded research projects of the institute. Institute has a Council of Young Scientists.
Institute is actively involved in scientific work. Forums are organized and held at the international level, where specialists from leading oil and geological exploration and mining companies of the regional and international level are invited, scientific and practical conferences, intellectual games, professional trainings.
Institute maintains close ties with the institutes of the USA, Europe, Russia, etc. Students have the opportunity to undergo practical training, scientific internships and study under the system of double-diploma education.