History of the Department:
The Department was founded in 1995.
In the Depart ment of Geography, a PG Diploma in Re mote Sensing and GIS in collaboration with IIT Kanpur and Remote Sensing Centre, University of North Bengal (accredited by ISRO ) is in the process of formation. Professor (Dr.) Onkar Dikshit, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Kanpur and Professor (Dr.) Sushma Rohatgi, Director, Remote Sensing Centre, University of North Bengal, along with Professor (Dr) Bibha s Jha, Ex- Director, National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization ( under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India) and now Professor, Department of Geography, Visva Bharati and Professor (Dr.) Subir Sarkar, Department of Geography , University of North Ben gal have als o communicated their consent to be the Members of Course Delineation Committee. Kaustubh Lahiri has undertaken a Project on FIRST – STAGE REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT OF NON FARM SECTOR’ is pre pared being associated to the NABARD Cell of Agro Economic Research Centre, Visva -Bharati, Santiniketan.
In compliance to the syllabus of the university of Calcutta all the honours and general students pursuing UG Geography curriculum has to calibrate post Field work Project Report with appropriate application of Geographical and Statistical techniques. Department of Geography also grooms up the students to prepare Project in Environmental studies in pursuance with University of Calcutta Curriculum in compliance with institutional assignment.
Our Geography students occupy top ranking position in the institutional science discipline.
The department has a well-equipped laboratory with computer access for students. The department is planning to make use of GIS software for the hands-on training of its students.