Department of Geography
The Department of Geography was established in 1960. The department offers undergraduate, post- graduate and Ph.D.programmes in Geography. Bachelor of Arts in Geography runs in annual examination pattern whereas, Master’s programme in Geography is having semester system. Presently, there are about 755 students in the department studying at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and around 5 (five) students pursuing their Ph.Ds. The thrust areas of research being pursued in the department are Regional Development, Urban Geography, Environmental Studies, Political geography, Agricultural Geography, Population Geography, Social & Cultural Geography. Apart from the skilled & dedicated faculties in the department, it also maintains its own library with rich collection of books on geography to provide reading material to its students. The geography teaching is not only limited to classroom teaching and practicals but also includes field trips, excursion, and reinforced through project work, seminars, talks, and quizzes. Moreover, the department maintains its dedicated laboratory which has all the necessary instruments and equipment for geography practical. The department is equipped in cartography and Geographic Information System (GIS) laboratory and other infrastructure necessary for conducting theory and practical classes.
The department follows the university admission procedure for admission to different programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as doctoral research level. The admission is based on an academic record, Entrance Test and Interview.
There are four (04) sanctioned teaching post: Professor (01), Associate Professor (01), Assistant Professor (02). All the respective faculties of the department are Ph.D. qualified and well versed in their specialized areas. With the establishment of this department Prof. Wasi Ahmed (1961-1998) was the first HoD, followed by Prof. Hira Lal Singh (1998-2012) and then Dr. Mridula Singh (Associate professor). Within past five years Dr. Abhay Shankar (Associate Professor), Dr. Rashmi (Associate Geography) and presently Dr. Rashmi Ranjana (Assistant Professor) is heading this position. This department always welcome the senior faculties for enriching lectures for the students. The department is endowed with young and dynamic teachers actively engaged in teaching as well as research activities. Their publication in the form of books and articles are in peer reviewed journals, monographs, as well as chapters in edited books. They also engaged in attending national as well as international seminars and conferences.