From H.O.D’s Desk…

Geography has been enjoying the status of “Mother of All Sciences” since the long antiquity. Modern geography is vital for social, economic and political development of a society and it still performs a great role as an interdisciplinary discipline. Geography is the most fundamental discipline in natural sciences and a foundation of most of the inventions in engineering and technology. It explores many of the deeper mysteries of the universe and can lead to a wide range of career and employment opportunities.

The main aim of the department is to provide a stimulating and kind environment for students. Our mission is to prepare the students to be future leaders, and to confirm educational and individual success. What we have committed to uphold is the pursuit of academic excellence, quality geographical education and altruistic contribution to the society. The department will keep on providing the best education for geography students, advancing the frontiers of scientific knowledge and nurturing the future pillars of our society.

 I wish you a warm welcome.


INTRODUCTION TO DEPARTMENT


History

Geography was introduced as an elective subject in the various subject combinations of this college with the commencement of the academic session of 2014. The subject started with a meagre roll of 32 students. But soon the subject proved to be big attraction for the students of this college, probably on account of the general knowledge nature of the subject. Especially for the science students who desire to shift over to Arts or Social Science Streams, Geography formed a natural choice as an elective subject because by nature Geography considered a link between Natural and Social Sciences. Over these four years the Lab Facilities have extended considerable and there is now thrust on the modern techniques of Map Making and Surveying.


Faculty List


Initially the department of Geography started only with one faculty,  member, but seeing the overwhelming response of students the present staff strength of the Department is Five, out of which one is working on permanent basis and rest four are working on academic arrangement.

Name of Faculty Member Qualification Specialization Length of service
Dr. Abdul Bari Naik Ph.D, (JRF) Tourism Geography, Gender, Physical Geography 6 Years
Mr. Aabid Sulieman Khan M.A, NET Statistical Geography 12 years
Mr. Abid Hussain Rather M.Sc. M.Phil., NET Human Geography, Social Geography 10 years
Dr Masoon Ahmad Beig Ph.D. Climatology, Soil Geography 2 years
Dr Rafi Ramzan Dar Ph.D JRF Tourism & Environment 1 year
Mr. Younus Ahmad Ganei M.A., M.Phil. Statistical Geography, Human Geography  5 years
Miss. Rahela Mansoor M.Sc., NET Cultural Geography 1 year

 


Students


 Right from the day one growth of the department of Geography has been exponential especially in terms of the number of students. During the first academic year 2014 of the department only 32 students were enrolled in the department which has increased unexpectedly to around 800 presently.


Students enrolment in the department


year N0. of students enrolled
2014 32
2015 90
2016 190
2017 240
2018 360

 


Infrastructure/Lab Equipments


The department is presently housed in one of buildings of the college comprising of one staff room and two labs. The department has also a small but beautiful lawn where students love to sit to take some rest after a stress Lab. Session.

The department has procured a good number of instruments and teachings aids for effective teaching learning process in a little span of time. The main lab. Equipment’s and drawing surveying material procured so far comprises;

  1. World Maps
  2. Illuminated 2 in one Globe
  3. 3D- Raised Relief- plastic models/Maps
  4. NATMO Series of Maps
  5. Natural Regions in Pictures.
  6. Earth’s Layer Model.
  7. Plane Table Surveying Equipments.
  8. Aerial Photographs and pocket stereoscope