About the Department


Geography is a synoptic discipline that synthesizes findings of other sciences through the concept of Raum (area or space).

Immanuel Kant, 1780


Geography is an integrated branch of knowledge and one of the most exciting subject to study. We live in a complex world constantly trying to understand the interplay between man and environment. This process entails deep thinking, broad knowledge base and sophisticated analysis. The discipline of Geography equips us to explore the intellectual and practical challenges of the eventful earth. Simply, Geography teaches us where things are and how they got there; broadly it looks at the spatial connection between people, places, and the Earth; using the traditional approach of fieldwork, mapping and spatial analysis, complemented by the latest statistical methods, computer cartography, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System.

Geography has been introduced as a discipline at the Honours level from the academic session, 2017-18. Geography will also be offered as Generic Elective Course (GEC) to the students of Semester I pursuing Honours in disciplines other than Geography in the odd Semester i.e. July-December 2017.

A Degree in Geography is an excellent foundation for whichever career you choose. This course creates an arena of opportunities for the academically inclined as well as for those students who explore options outside the subject after their degree courses in administration, law and planning. The skills developed through the course are greatly sought after by top employers particularly in journalism, human-resource development geo-spatial technology and social work. It also offers a number of rewarding opportunities in teaching at all levels of the education system. An undergraduate degree in Geography enables one to pursue higher education in Environmental studies, Developmental Studies, Planning, Geoinformatics and many more.


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