The stream offers specialization in the study of the natural environment, the physically-built environment and the relationship between them. The field encompasses ecology, environmental science and associated subjects.

Introduction to the course:

The Department of Geography offers three years Under Graduate (UG) program in Geography (Honours) under CBCS course structure. The UG course is spread over six semesters where various fields of Geography have been taught. These include Geomorphology and Geotectonics, Climatology, Soil Geography, Biogeography, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Economic Geography, Political Geography, Cartography, Statistics, GIS and Remote Sensing etc. In this course, the major emphasis is given to understand the fundamentals of physical and social processes, skill development for data collection, analysis and visualization through laboratory training. Besides, focus is also given in skill enhancement for assignment writing, oral presentation techniques, independent research capabilities.

What are the learning outcomes?

Knowledge:

  • Understand how different landforms and physical environment are formed by different physical processes.
  • Know the socio-cultural aspects and their spatial variation and pattern
  • Understand the relationships between society and the environment, and feedback mechanism of their relation.
  • Knowledge of protecting and conserving the environmental resources for sustainable development.
  • Collection, analysis, visualization and interpretation of spatial and non-spatial data for solving real world problems.

Skills:

  • Creative problem-solving mind, able to communicate with a diverse audience and apply practical analytical and technical skills in a diversity of settings.
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze maps for a variety of purposes through geo-computation, cartography, remote sensing and GIS techniques.
  • Use geographic information systems software and other applications to display and analyze spatial data for a variety of contemporary issues such as demographic changes, economic inequality, environmental justice, urbanization, and more.
  • Enhanced research skills for research design, data collection, analysis, referencing and report writing.
  • Develop quality for lectures and research presentation, good communication, leadership, work in group, and other extracurricular activities.

Specialisations: 

The discipline specific elective or specializations offered from the department are:

  • Population and Settlement Geography
  • Resource Geography
  • Agriculture Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Geography of Health and Wellbeing
  • Hydrology and Oceanography
  • Geography of Tourism and Transport

Lab Infrastructure:

The department has Cartographic, Geoinformatics and Physical Geography Laboratories that are well equipped with modern tools and equipment for data collection, analysis and map making.

  • The cartographic laboratory has a large collection of drawing tools, wall maps, topographic sheets, aerial photos and satellite imageries.
  • Physical laboratory has several field instruments like GPS, Dumpy Level, Prismatic, Brunton Compass, Theodolite, Abney Level, soil and water testing kits, air sampler etc.
  • The geoinformatics Lab is designed with computers and important software that facilitates students in geospatial analysis, geo-computation, and documentation.

Internship and Project Work:

Internship:

The students from UG program are sent to various organizations for industry internship where they can adopt corporate skills. The major emphasize is given in geoinformatics domain to learn how to solve various research problems. In the recent years, students have opted industry internship in Opsis System Private Limited.

Project work:

  • Delineation of Fringe using Geospatial Techniques: Attempts have been made to delineate the fringe, based on land use pattern and its diversity. From a range of diversity indices, Shannon entropy is used for delineating the boundary of fringe in the study area. This paper has been presented in Tech X, 2019 at Adamas University.
  • Vegetation health assessment from space: a case study of Sundarban: The study helped to assess quality of vegetation of Sundarban Mangrove area with space borne image data. The project has been carried out by the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Department of Geography using Digital Image Processing.
  • Cultural Eutrophication: In collaboration with department of Biotechnology, the final year students of Geography undergraduate program have tried to analyse the level of water pollution and spread awareness to the citizens about the impact of using the polluted water. This project has been presented in the International Conference on Current Trends in Higher Education at Adamas University and secured the second position.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

  • After graduating from Adamas University the students from the previous batches are more enthusiastic about higher education and research, rather than engaged in a job. As the students have better prospect and opportunities while they will complete higher education (M.Sc. or Ph.D.), the students are often motivated for higher education after graduation instead seeking jobs.
  • However, the university provides opportunities to the students for placement in various Geoinformatics farms.
  • The university also offers professional courses along with their regular courses for preparing for competitive exams.

Eligibility:

50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects

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Introduction to the course:

The two years Master degree program in Geography consists of four semesters and offers advanced courses on Geography including Applied Geomorphology, Applied Environmental Geography, Advanced Quantitative Techniques, Advanced Geoinformatics, Regional Planning and Development etc. Independent dissertation project in various fields of specialization are conducted in the Post Graduate Program. Beside, field project, contemporary research project, report writing, presentation and communication skills have been incorporated in the course.

What are the learning outcomes?

Knowledge

  • Acquiring advanced knowledge of concepts and theories of geography
  • Advanced statistical and geospatial knowledge for data analysis and visualization using software packages
  • Enhancement of research skills, particularly in the conceptualization, designing and implementation of research projects
  • Making the students capable to write research project , papers and to defend their research
  • Increasing the observation, practical skills and understanding real world problems through field visit, data collection in the field by modern instruments, socio-economic survey

Skills

  • Enrichment of communication skills, required for oral presentation in conference
  • Self-assurance skill enhancement, particularly in developing students’ confidence in tackling independent research project and independent coursework study
  • Escalating team work and engagement skills, related to the enhancement of intellectual relationship between among the peer group and student-supervisor to wider the academic environment.

Specialisations:

  • Environmental Geography
  • Applied Geomorphology and Hazard
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Hydro-meteorology
  • Remote Sensing and GIS 

Lab Infrastructure:

The department has Cartographic, Geoinformatics and Physical Geography Laboratories that well equipped with modern tools and equipment for data collection, analysis and map making.

  • The cartographic laboratory has a large collection of drawing tools, wall maps, topographic sheets, aerial photos and satellite imageries.
  • Physical laboratory has several field instruments like GPS, Dumpy Level, Prismatic, Brunton Compass, Theodolite, Abney Level, soil and water testing kits, air sampler etc.
  • The geoinformatics Lab is designed with computers and important software that facilitates students in geospatial analysis, geo-computation, and documentation.
  • Students are guided to adopt modern techniques instead of classical approach. Software has been taught for statistical operation, programming, image processing and GIS analysis in practical classes.

Internships/Project work:

The students from M.Sc. program are sent to various organizations for industry internship where they can adopt corporate skills. The major emphasize is given in geoinformatics domain to obtain experiences of working in various research projects. In the past academic years students are sent to to the following institutions for industry internship:

  • Regional Remote Sensing Centre (RRSSC) Kolkata (ISRO)
  • Anudip foundation;
  • Indian Red Cross Society
  • Opsis System Private Limited

Current students are motivated to opt their internships in

  • Ministry Of Human Resource Development,
  • Niti Aayog,
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change etc.

Project work

  • Health care accessibility and deprivation: a settlement based study
  • Rainwater Harvesting at Adamas Knowledge City
  • Potential effect on non-communicable diseases due to the modification of urban climate
  • Analytical study on the relationship between Land Surface Temperature and vegetation health
  • Noise pollution & it’s impact on human health
  • Gender Parity and Socio- Cultural Change
  • Urban facility-satisfaction mapping: a real challenge for unplanned cities
  • Problems and prospects of domestic medical tourism
  • Healthcare Infrastructure and Patient Mobility
  • Cultural Landscapes and its Socio-Economic Implications

Placement & Career/Research Opportunities:

  • After completing PG program students are advised to focus in various sectors like research, corporate job in geoinformatics and others, administrative job etc. based on their interests.
  • Currently the department is in process to tie-up with companies for offering jobs to students in geoinformatics discipline.
  • In the previous batches few students are engaged in private and government sectors, while others are preparing themselves for qualifying NET and government jobs.
  • A few examples of students who have been placed from the previous batches are:
  • Sumana Dey (2018) – Camino Group of Companies
  • Arkamita Adhikari (2018) – Tourism Industry
  • Nandita Deb (2017) – Assistant Professor, Pandu College, Assam
  • Shakyo Ganguly (2017) – Cactus Publications

 

Eligibility:

50% overall in Graduation with respective subjects.

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Introduction to the course:

The PG Diploma programme aims to create professionals by enhancing the knowledge of the students of Remote Sensing and GIS, Geo-computation, Programming and Geostatistics. The course is spread over two semesters. The first semester emphasizes on the theoretical and practical knowledge of raster and vector data properties, data processing and handling techniques, aerial photography, GNSS, and statistical techniques. The second semester is designed for enhancing the theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced techniques of raster and vector data processing, data analysis and visualization in python programming and ‘R’, building research aptitude. A major project in the last semester will introduce the students with the real-world application of Geoinformatics in various fields viz., urban planning, urban climate, agriculture and soils, forestry & ecology, geosciences, hydrological modelling and, disaster management studies.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • In-depth understanding of Remote Sensing and digital image processing
  • Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and GNSS technologies in various fields
  • Enhancement of knowledge of programming language (R and python) for statistical data analysis and data visualization.
  • Application of the knowledge to solve the real world problem.

Specialisations:

  • Geomorphology and hydrology
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Environmental management
  • Disaster management
  • Demography and urban studies
  • Transport and tourism

Lab Infrastructure:

The Computer Lab is designed with 40 computers and equipped with Geoinformatics and Statistical packages.

Internships/Project work

  • Students will prepare a dissertation report with the help of designated mentor on a specific specialization field.
  • There is one minor project in the first semester of two weeks, and a major project of three months duration in the last semester.
  • Interested and efficient students may be provided opportunities for working in industrial projects as an intern.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Placement opportunities may be offered to the students in various industrial organizations related to application of Geoinformatics.

Eligibility

  • E./B.Tech. From any discipline
  • Sc. in any discipline
  • A. /B.Sc. in Geography
  • Sc./M.Tech. in Computer Science
  • A./M.Sc. in Physics/Mathematics/Statistics/Geography from a recognized UGC/AICTE university/institute.
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Introduction to the course:

The department is offering five years integrated masters program (M.Sc.) in geography with the optional exit after three years as graduate degree (B.Sc.). The objective of this program to eliminate the redundancy in syllabus curriculum and inclusion of advanced knowledge especially after three years of the commencement of the program. The program is spread over ten semesters focusing fundamentals of geography, advance knowledge in applied geography, geospatial technology, programming, geo-computation, building research capabilities and communication skills. The syllabus of the first six semesters (first three years) is similar to the graduate program (B.Sc.), while next four semesters (last two years) the curriculum incorporated advanced concepts of the discipline. Overall, the program consists of several branches of geography like Physical Geography (Geomorphology, Geotectonics, Climatology, Soil Geography, Biogeography, hydrology and oceanography), Applied Physical Geography, Human Geography (Social, Cultural, Economic and Political Geography), Cartography, Statistics, Advanced Geoinformatics, Regional Planning and Development, and various specializations.

What are the learning outcomes?

Knowledge:

  • Understand how different landforms and physical environment are formed by different physical processes, and their application.
  • To know socio-cultural aspects and their spatial variation and pattern, and solving real world problems
  • Understand the relationships between society and the environment, and feedback mechanism of their relation.
  • The knowledge to protect and conserve environment and resources for sustainable planning and development.
  • Collection, analysis, visualization and interpretation of spatial and non-spatial data for solving real world problems.

Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge in concepts and theories of geography, data analysis and visualization through advanced statistical knowledge, learning software packages for geo-computation and geospatial analysis.
  • Creative problem-solving, able to communicate with a diverse audience and apply practical analytical and technical skills in a diversity of settings.
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze maps for a variety of purposes through geo-computation, cartography, remote sensing and GIS techniques.
  • Use geographic information systems software and other applications to display and analyze spatial data for a variety of contemporary issues such as demographic changes, economic inequality, environmental justice, urbanization, and more.
  • Enhanced research skills for research design, data collection, analysis, referencing and report writing.
  • Develop excellence for lectures and research presentation, communication, leadership, team work, and other extracurricular activities.

Specialisations:

  • Urban Ecology, Environment and conservation
  • Geomorphology and Hazard
  • Urban landscape, infrastructure and management
  • Hydro-meteorology
  • Remote sensing and GIS 

Lab Infrastructure: 

The department has Cartographic, Geoinformatics and Physical Geography Laboratories that well equipped with modern tools and equipment for data collection, analysis and map making.

  • The cartographic laboratory has a large collection of drawing tools, wall maps, topographic sheets, aerial photos and satellite imageries.
  • Physical laboratory has several field instruments like GPS, Dumpy Level, Prismatic, Brunton Compass, Theodolite, Abney Level, soil and water testing kits, air sampler etc.
  • The Geoinformatics Lab is designed with computers and important software that facilitates students in geospatial analysis, geo-computation, and documentation.
  • Students are guided to adopt modern techniques instead of classical approach. Software has been taught for statistical operation, programming, image processing and GIS analysis in practical classes.
  • Centre for Water & Air Analysis provides high-end instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), Real time air pollution monitoring using “Honeywell Multi Gas Detector”, ‘Airveda Air Quality Monitor for air and water quality assessment.

Internships:

The students from integrated M.Sc. program will be sent to various organizations for industry internship where they can adopt corporate skills. The major emphasize is given in geoinformatics domain to obtain experiences of working in various research projects.

In the past academic years students are sent to to the following institutions for industry internship:

  • Regional Remote Sensing Centre (RRSSC) Kolkata (ISRO)
  • Anudip foundation;
  • Indian Red Cross Society
  • Opsis System Private Limited

Current students are motivated to opt their internships in

  • Ministry Of Human Resource Development,
  • Niti Aayog,
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change etc.

Projects:

  • Delineation of Fringe using Geospatial Techniques:
  • Vegetation health assessment from space: a case study of Sundarban:
  • Cultural Eutrophication:
  • Health care accessibility and deprivation: a settlement based study:
  • Rainwater Harvesting at Adamas Knowledge City
  • Potential effect on non-communicable diseases due to the modification of urban climate
  • Environmental criticality assessment
  • Noise pollution & it’s impact on human health
  • Gender Parity and Socio- Cultural Change
  • Urban facility-satisfaction mapping: a real challenge for unplanned cities
  • Problems and prospects of domestic medical tourism: Healthcare Infrastructure and Patient Mobility:
  • Cultural Landscapes and its Socio-Economic Implications

 Placement & Career/Research Opportunities:

  • Integrated course has an exist option. After completion of three years with Geography, students will be able to work in various research projects and found suitable for various government jobs.
  • After completing 5 years course they will be able to handle research projects,
  • They can be suitable for corporate jobs related to Geoinformatics,
  • The university also offers professional courses along with their regular courses for preparing for competitive exams.
  • The department is in process to tie-up with companies for offering jobs to students in geoinformatics discipline.
  • In the previous batches form M.A./M.Sc. program few students are engaged in private and government sectors, while others are preparing themselves for qualifying NET and government jobs.
  • Few students achievements include:
  • Sumana Dey (2018) – Camino Group of Companies;
  • Arkamita Adhikari (2018) – Tourism Industry;
  • Nandita Deb (2017) – Assistant Professor, Pandu College, Assam;
  • Shakyo Ganguly (2017) – Cactus Publications.

 Eligibility

50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects

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Minimum three year Doctrol Programme with a variety of Research Problem. Research Topic may be choosen from the field of Application of Remote Sensing, Urban Geography, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Soil Science.

Eligibility:

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geography

Introduction to the course:

The Department of Geography offers three years Under Graduate (UG) program in Geography (Honours) under CBCS course structure. The UG course is spread over six semesters where various fields of Geography have been taught. These include Geomorphology and Geotectonics, Climatology, Soil Geography, Biogeography, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Economic Geography, Political Geography, Cartography, Statistics, GIS and Remote Sensing etc. In this course, the major emphasis is given to understand the fundamentals of physical and social processes, skill development for data collection, analysis and visualization through laboratory training. Besides, focus is also given in skill enhancement for assignment writing, oral presentation techniques, independent research capabilities.

What are the learning outcomes?

Knowledge:

  • Understand how different landforms and physical environment are formed by different physical processes.
  • Know the socio-cultural aspects and their spatial variation and pattern
  • Understand the relationships between society and the environment, and feedback mechanism of their relation.
  • Knowledge of protecting and conserving the environmental resources for sustainable development.
  • Collection, analysis, visualization and interpretation of spatial and non-spatial data for solving real world problems.

Skills:

  • Creative problem-solving mind, able to communicate with a diverse audience and apply practical analytical and technical skills in a diversity of settings.
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze maps for a variety of purposes through geo-computation, cartography, remote sensing and GIS techniques.
  • Use geographic information systems software and other applications to display and analyze spatial data for a variety of contemporary issues such as demographic changes, economic inequality, environmental justice, urbanization, and more.
  • Enhanced research skills for research design, data collection, analysis, referencing and report writing.
  • Develop quality for lectures and research presentation, good communication, leadership, work in group, and other extracurricular activities.

Specialisations: 

The discipline specific elective or specializations offered from the department are:

  • Population and Settlement Geography
  • Resource Geography
  • Agriculture Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Geography of Health and Wellbeing
  • Hydrology and Oceanography
  • Geography of Tourism and Transport

Lab Infrastructure:

The department has Cartographic, Geoinformatics and Physical Geography Laboratories that are well equipped with modern tools and equipment for data collection, analysis and map making.

  • The cartographic laboratory has a large collection of drawing tools, wall maps, topographic sheets, aerial photos and satellite imageries.
  • Physical laboratory has several field instruments like GPS, Dumpy Level, Prismatic, Brunton Compass, Theodolite, Abney Level, soil and water testing kits, air sampler etc.
  • The geoinformatics Lab is designed with computers and important software that facilitates students in geospatial analysis, geo-computation, and documentation.

Internship and Project Work:

Internship:

The students from UG program are sent to various organizations for industry internship where they can adopt corporate skills. The major emphasize is given in geoinformatics domain to learn how to solve various research problems. In the recent years, students have opted industry internship in Opsis System Private Limited.

Project work:

  • Delineation of Fringe using Geospatial Techniques: Attempts have been made to delineate the fringe, based on land use pattern and its diversity. From a range of diversity indices, Shannon entropy is used for delineating the boundary of fringe in the study area. This paper has been presented in Tech X, 2019 at Adamas University.
  • Vegetation health assessment from space: a case study of Sundarban: The study helped to assess quality of vegetation of Sundarban Mangrove area with space borne image data. The project has been carried out by the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Department of Geography using Digital Image Processing.
  • Cultural Eutrophication: In collaboration with department of Biotechnology, the final year students of Geography undergraduate program have tried to analyse the level of water pollution and spread awareness to the citizens about the impact of using the polluted water. This project has been presented in the International Conference on Current Trends in Higher Education at Adamas University and secured the second position.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

  • After graduating from Adamas University the students from the previous batches are more enthusiastic about higher education and research, rather than engaged in a job. As the students have better prospect and opportunities while they will complete higher education (M.Sc. or Ph.D.), the students are often motivated for higher education after graduation instead seeking jobs.
  • However, the university provides opportunities to the students for placement in various Geoinformatics farms.
  • The university also offers professional courses along with their regular courses for preparing for competitive exams.

Eligibility:

50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects

View Course Structure
M.Sc in Geography

Introduction to the course:

The two years Master degree program in Geography consists of four semesters and offers advanced courses on Geography including Applied Geomorphology, Applied Environmental Geography, Advanced Quantitative Techniques, Advanced Geoinformatics, Regional Planning and Development etc. Independent dissertation project in various fields of specialization are conducted in the Post Graduate Program. Beside, field project, contemporary research project, report writing, presentation and communication skills have been incorporated in the course.

What are the learning outcomes?

Knowledge

  • Acquiring advanced knowledge of concepts and theories of geography
  • Advanced statistical and geospatial knowledge for data analysis and visualization using software packages
  • Enhancement of research skills, particularly in the conceptualization, designing and implementation of research projects
  • Making the students capable to write research project , papers and to defend their research
  • Increasing the observation, practical skills and understanding real world problems through field visit, data collection in the field by modern instruments, socio-economic survey

Skills

  • Enrichment of communication skills, required for oral presentation in conference
  • Self-assurance skill enhancement, particularly in developing students’ confidence in tackling independent research project and independent coursework study
  • Escalating team work and engagement skills, related to the enhancement of intellectual relationship between among the peer group and student-supervisor to wider the academic environment.

Specialisations:

  • Environmental Geography
  • Applied Geomorphology and Hazard
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Hydro-meteorology
  • Remote Sensing and GIS 

Lab Infrastructure:

The department has Cartographic, Geoinformatics and Physical Geography Laboratories that well equipped with modern tools and equipment for data collection, analysis and map making.

  • The cartographic laboratory has a large collection of drawing tools, wall maps, topographic sheets, aerial photos and satellite imageries.
  • Physical laboratory has several field instruments like GPS, Dumpy Level, Prismatic, Brunton Compass, Theodolite, Abney Level, soil and water testing kits, air sampler etc.
  • The geoinformatics Lab is designed with computers and important software that facilitates students in geospatial analysis, geo-computation, and documentation.
  • Students are guided to adopt modern techniques instead of classical approach. Software has been taught for statistical operation, programming, image processing and GIS analysis in practical classes.

Internships/Project work:

The students from M.Sc. program are sent to various organizations for industry internship where they can adopt corporate skills. The major emphasize is given in geoinformatics domain to obtain experiences of working in various research projects. In the past academic years students are sent to to the following institutions for industry internship:

  • Regional Remote Sensing Centre (RRSSC) Kolkata (ISRO)
  • Anudip foundation;
  • Indian Red Cross Society
  • Opsis System Private Limited

Current students are motivated to opt their internships in

  • Ministry Of Human Resource Development,
  • Niti Aayog,
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change etc.

Project work

  • Health care accessibility and deprivation: a settlement based study
  • Rainwater Harvesting at Adamas Knowledge City
  • Potential effect on non-communicable diseases due to the modification of urban climate
  • Analytical study on the relationship between Land Surface Temperature and vegetation health
  • Noise pollution & it’s impact on human health
  • Gender Parity and Socio- Cultural Change
  • Urban facility-satisfaction mapping: a real challenge for unplanned cities
  • Problems and prospects of domestic medical tourism
  • Healthcare Infrastructure and Patient Mobility
  • Cultural Landscapes and its Socio-Economic Implications

Placement & Career/Research Opportunities:

  • After completing PG program students are advised to focus in various sectors like research, corporate job in geoinformatics and others, administrative job etc. based on their interests.
  • Currently the department is in process to tie-up with companies for offering jobs to students in geoinformatics discipline.
  • In the previous batches few students are engaged in private and government sectors, while others are preparing themselves for qualifying NET and government jobs.
  • A few examples of students who have been placed from the previous batches are:
  • Sumana Dey (2018) – Camino Group of Companies
  • Arkamita Adhikari (2018) – Tourism Industry
  • Nandita Deb (2017) – Assistant Professor, Pandu College, Assam
  • Shakyo Ganguly (2017) – Cactus Publications

 

Eligibility:

50% overall in Graduation with respective subjects.

View Course Structure
PG Diploma in Geoinformatics and Geo-Statistics

Introduction to the course:

The PG Diploma programme aims to create professionals by enhancing the knowledge of the students of Remote Sensing and GIS, Geo-computation, Programming and Geostatistics. The course is spread over two semesters. The first semester emphasizes on the theoretical and practical knowledge of raster and vector data properties, data processing and handling techniques, aerial photography, GNSS, and statistical techniques. The second semester is designed for enhancing the theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced techniques of raster and vector data processing, data analysis and visualization in python programming and ‘R’, building research aptitude. A major project in the last semester will introduce the students with the real-world application of Geoinformatics in various fields viz., urban planning, urban climate, agriculture and soils, forestry & ecology, geosciences, hydrological modelling and, disaster management studies.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • In-depth understanding of Remote Sensing and digital image processing
  • Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and GNSS technologies in various fields
  • Enhancement of knowledge of programming language (R and python) for statistical data analysis and data visualization.
  • Application of the knowledge to solve the real world problem.

Specialisations:

  • Geomorphology and hydrology
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Environmental management
  • Disaster management
  • Demography and urban studies
  • Transport and tourism

Lab Infrastructure:

The Computer Lab is designed with 40 computers and equipped with Geoinformatics and Statistical packages.

Internships/Project work

  • Students will prepare a dissertation report with the help of designated mentor on a specific specialization field.
  • There is one minor project in the first semester of two weeks, and a major project of three months duration in the last semester.
  • Interested and efficient students may be provided opportunities for working in industrial projects as an intern.

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Placement opportunities may be offered to the students in various industrial organizations related to application of Geoinformatics.

Eligibility

  • E./B.Tech. From any discipline
  • Sc. in any discipline
  • A. /B.Sc. in Geography
  • Sc./M.Tech. in Computer Science
  • A./M.Sc. in Physics/Mathematics/Statistics/Geography from a recognized UGC/AICTE university/institute.
View Course Structure
Integrated M.Sc. in Geography & Geoinformatics

Introduction to the course:

The department is offering five years integrated masters program (M.Sc.) in geography with the optional exit after three years as graduate degree (B.Sc.). The objective of this program to eliminate the redundancy in syllabus curriculum and inclusion of advanced knowledge especially after three years of the commencement of the program. The program is spread over ten semesters focusing fundamentals of geography, advance knowledge in applied geography, geospatial technology, programming, geo-computation, building research capabilities and communication skills. The syllabus of the first six semesters (first three years) is similar to the graduate program (B.Sc.), while next four semesters (last two years) the curriculum incorporated advanced concepts of the discipline. Overall, the program consists of several branches of geography like Physical Geography (Geomorphology, Geotectonics, Climatology, Soil Geography, Biogeography, hydrology and oceanography), Applied Physical Geography, Human Geography (Social, Cultural, Economic and Political Geography), Cartography, Statistics, Advanced Geoinformatics, Regional Planning and Development, and various specializations.

What are the learning outcomes?

Knowledge:

  • Understand how different landforms and physical environment are formed by different physical processes, and their application.
  • To know socio-cultural aspects and their spatial variation and pattern, and solving real world problems
  • Understand the relationships between society and the environment, and feedback mechanism of their relation.
  • The knowledge to protect and conserve environment and resources for sustainable planning and development.
  • Collection, analysis, visualization and interpretation of spatial and non-spatial data for solving real world problems.

Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge in concepts and theories of geography, data analysis and visualization through advanced statistical knowledge, learning software packages for geo-computation and geospatial analysis.
  • Creative problem-solving, able to communicate with a diverse audience and apply practical analytical and technical skills in a diversity of settings.
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze maps for a variety of purposes through geo-computation, cartography, remote sensing and GIS techniques.
  • Use geographic information systems software and other applications to display and analyze spatial data for a variety of contemporary issues such as demographic changes, economic inequality, environmental justice, urbanization, and more.
  • Enhanced research skills for research design, data collection, analysis, referencing and report writing.
  • Develop excellence for lectures and research presentation, communication, leadership, team work, and other extracurricular activities.

Specialisations:

  • Urban Ecology, Environment and conservation
  • Geomorphology and Hazard
  • Urban landscape, infrastructure and management
  • Hydro-meteorology
  • Remote sensing and GIS 

Lab Infrastructure: 

The department has Cartographic, Geoinformatics and Physical Geography Laboratories that well equipped with modern tools and equipment for data collection, analysis and map making.

  • The cartographic laboratory has a large collection of drawing tools, wall maps, topographic sheets, aerial photos and satellite imageries.
  • Physical laboratory has several field instruments like GPS, Dumpy Level, Prismatic, Brunton Compass, Theodolite, Abney Level, soil and water testing kits, air sampler etc.
  • The Geoinformatics Lab is designed with computers and important software that facilitates students in geospatial analysis, geo-computation, and documentation.
  • Students are guided to adopt modern techniques instead of classical approach. Software has been taught for statistical operation, programming, image processing and GIS analysis in practical classes.
  • Centre for Water & Air Analysis provides high-end instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), Real time air pollution monitoring using “Honeywell Multi Gas Detector”, ‘Airveda Air Quality Monitor for air and water quality assessment.

Internships:

The students from integrated M.Sc. program will be sent to various organizations for industry internship where they can adopt corporate skills. The major emphasize is given in geoinformatics domain to obtain experiences of working in various research projects.

In the past academic years students are sent to to the following institutions for industry internship:

  • Regional Remote Sensing Centre (RRSSC) Kolkata (ISRO)
  • Anudip foundation;
  • Indian Red Cross Society
  • Opsis System Private Limited

Current students are motivated to opt their internships in

  • Ministry Of Human Resource Development,
  • Niti Aayog,
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change etc.

Projects:

  • Delineation of Fringe using Geospatial Techniques:
  • Vegetation health assessment from space: a case study of Sundarban:
  • Cultural Eutrophication:
  • Health care accessibility and deprivation: a settlement based study:
  • Rainwater Harvesting at Adamas Knowledge City
  • Potential effect on non-communicable diseases due to the modification of urban climate
  • Environmental criticality assessment
  • Noise pollution & it’s impact on human health
  • Gender Parity and Socio- Cultural Change
  • Urban facility-satisfaction mapping: a real challenge for unplanned cities
  • Problems and prospects of domestic medical tourism: Healthcare Infrastructure and Patient Mobility:
  • Cultural Landscapes and its Socio-Economic Implications

 Placement & Career/Research Opportunities:

  • Integrated course has an exist option. After completion of three years with Geography, students will be able to work in various research projects and found suitable for various government jobs.
  • After completing 5 years course they will be able to handle research projects,
  • They can be suitable for corporate jobs related to Geoinformatics,
  • The university also offers professional courses along with their regular courses for preparing for competitive exams.
  • The department is in process to tie-up with companies for offering jobs to students in geoinformatics discipline.
  • In the previous batches form M.A./M.Sc. program few students are engaged in private and government sectors, while others are preparing themselves for qualifying NET and government jobs.
  • Few students achievements include:
  • Sumana Dey (2018) – Camino Group of Companies;
  • Arkamita Adhikari (2018) – Tourism Industry;
  • Nandita Deb (2017) – Assistant Professor, Pandu College, Assam;
  • Shakyo Ganguly (2017) – Cactus Publications.

 Eligibility

50% overall in 10+2 with respective subjects

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PhD in Geography

Minimum three year Doctrol Programme with a variety of Research Problem. Research Topic may be choosen from the field of Application of Remote Sensing, Urban Geography, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Soil Science.

Eligibility: