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School Of Social Science

The Department of Geography was established in 1956 under the Government College Shahdol, at present being the best center of the division for geography education, the students from the remote areas of the division and the nearest districts take admission in the department for studies. Currently in the department B.A. / M.A. courses are being conducted and Ph.D. scholars are doing research work for the degree. At present, the Department of Geography is functioning as a research center in the Swarna Jayanti building of the University.Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta is the Head of the Department.

The department has a glorious history of sharing their domain knowledge and research at national academic platforms. The department has produced research of national repute, published in national journals. The department has a Practical Lab and all practical related instruments. The faculty of the department is committed to train the students to develop their skills in geoinformatics, surveying, statistical analyses and landscape interpretation. These skills are integral to the course and help the students in their research pursuits. Presently, the department has four experienced and devoted faculties. The department has been pioneer in the teaching of Cartography, Geomorphology, surveying etc.

Under the New Education Policy 2020, the curriculum was implemented in the BA first and second year students of the department, due to which there has been a positive impact on the academic quality of the students.

Mission

To develop state-of-art lab facilities to facilitate teaching and research.  To promote the use of geospatial technologies to analyze and understand spatial data.

To conduct research that contributes to the understanding of key issues related to the environment, sustainability and economic development.

To collaborate with other departments and organizations to provide practical solutions to real-world problems related to geography.

To engage in outreach and education efforts that raises public awareness about geographic issues and promotes environmental management and sustainability.

Vision

To achieve excellence in geographic research through inter and trans-disciplinary collaboration for addressing local, national and global issues.

To achieve excellence in student centric teaching by incorporating new dimensions in geographical knowledge.

To contribute in policy decisions making for community development and environmental sustainability.

Trust Areas

  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Applied Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
  • Landscape ecology and land use planning
  • Applied Geomorphology
  • Geo-hazards, Disaster mitigation and risk reduction
  • Land degradation and natural resource management
  • Hydrology and watershed management
  • Population and Health Geography
  • Development Studies and Human Well-being
  • Regional Planning and Development

Research

 

Opportunities

To develop state-of-art lab facilities to facilitate teaching and research.

To promote the use of geospatial technologies to analyze and understand spatial data.

To conduct research that contributes to the understanding of key issues related to the environment, sustainability and economic development.

To collaborate with other departments and organizations to provide practical solutions to real- world problems related to geography.

To engage in outreach and education efforts that raises public awareness about geographic issues and promotes environmental management and sustainability.

Career

 

Opportunities

In this department, along with employment-oriented education, students are made to study skill- development, Vocational subject like Personality development, Organic Farming and practical and theoretical aspects of geography as Cartography, Remote Sensing and GIS, Disaster management are taught and students are skilled in these areas for job prospects.

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