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Geography Profile

Name of the Department: Geography

Year of Establishment: 1984

Programs Offered: B A

Pattern of Teaching Learning and Evaluation:

Annual Semester Credit System
TYBA FYBA/SYBA/FYBCOM/SYBSC

About the Department

 The department of Geography started since the establishment of the college in 1984. It has a devoted faculty, committed to the high standards of teaching. Both, theory and practical courses are being conducted in the department. The courses belong to either physical or human Geography. As a part of the practical course, the department organizes study tours or socio economic survey of villages at different places of Geographical interest in the country. The department’s commitment to basic and applied teaching encourages students to go for higher education as well as for Research activities. Besides, Geography is one of the major subjects in various competitive examinations and hence, students find it useful to study for the preparation of the same. The department has tracing tables, wall maps, surveying instruments, Survey of India Toposheets, weather maps, charts, models, weather instruments models, and computer sets with internet facility and essential furniture is available in the department. The department offers general level course (B.A., and B.Sc. in Geography) at undergraduate level. Along with the conventional methods of teaching, LCD, OHP, geographical models, internet, maps, charts are used for making the teaching more effective. Village survey and industrial visits are organized to provide the practical knowledge to the students. Open discussions and feedbacks from the students provide further scope for upgradation. In addition to class room learning, tours, excursions, library, internet, seminars, guest lectures are the other means of learning in the department. The effective methods like group discussions, seminars, assessment of journals, tests, tutorials and tour reports are helpful to evaluate the students.

Vision

“Attachment of young collegians with nation and rural society”.

Mission

“To stimulate and promote excellence in young geographers with new techniques, innovations and skills for global competency”.

Goals

The general goals of the Degree in Geography are as follows:

  • To ensure a general grounding of the fundamental knowledge of geography, its epistemological development and its research methods.
  • To ensure that students are able to put theoretical, methodological and instrumental knowledge into practice, make comprehensive analyses, interpret spatial problems and processes, and make territorial diagnoses.
  • To be able to explain territorial diversity and complexity, and the interrelations of natural environmental phenomena with economical, social and cultural phenomena.
  • To ensure that students are able to act and take part in the management of territory by drawing on their training in geography.
  • To develop the specific skills related to work techniques, particularly those related to the attention, analysis, process and representation of geographical information and fieldwork.
  • To ensure that the necessary knowledge to teach geography at secondary school level is given, in accordance with the current legislation.
  • To enable graduates to take postgraduate or specialization courses in which a territorial component is dealt with.
POs/COs/PSOs

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Course Outcome:

F.Y.B.A. 2019-Pattern

Physical Geography Gg-110 (A)- Sem- I

Human Geography Gg-110 (B) Sem- II

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. i) The geographical maturity of students in their current and future courses shall develop.
  2. ii) The student develops theoretical, applied and computational skills.
  3. Y. B. A. (Geog. G-2) 2019 (Pattern)

Economic Geography- I & II

  1. To introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of economic geography.
  2. To acquaint students with the applications to economic geography for development in different areas.
  3. The students should be able to integrate various factors of economic development and dynamic aspect of economic geography.

TYBA (Geog. G-3) (2013 Pattern)

Gg-310 Regional Geography of India (G-3)

  • Acquaint with geography of India
  • Know geopolitical importance of Indian ocean
  • Understand the Physical and Cultural Characteristics of India
  • Aware of the magnitude of problems & prospects at national level.
  • Know origin and mechanism of monsoon
  • Understand types and distribution of soils in India
  • Aware about mineral resources of India
  • Introduce conventional & non conventional energy resources of India
  • Acquaint with significance and recent trends in agriculture of India
  • Aware about concept, objectives, need, nature of regional planning in India
  • Understand regional planning of Maharashtra
  1. Y. B. Com. (2019 Pattern)

Semester I – Elements of Commercial Geography – I

Semester II – Elements of Commercial Geography – II

  1. To make students of the Commerce faculty aware of the correlations between Economic activities and Geographical factors.
  2. To acquaint the students with various economic activities in Geographical Environment.
  3. To acquaint the students with the dynamic aspects of resources and need for their conservation.
  4. To make the students aware about the role and dynamics of population in Commerce.
  5. To acquaint the students with the Industrial sector and the pollution associated with it.
  6. To make the students aware of the changing role of transport and communication in Trade and Commerce.
  7. To make the students aware of the role of tourism in development.
  8. To acquaint students with basic cartographic techniques.

Course Outcome (BSc Geography)

F.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-I) Sem-I

Gg-111 Introduction to Physical Geography-I (Geomorphology)

Students will

  • Know the basic & latest concepts in Geomorphology.
  • Understand utility & application of Geomorphology in different regions and environment.
  • Aware of the need of protection and conservation of different types of landforms.
  • able to know earth size, shape, radius, parallels of latitudes & meridians of longitudes.
  • Acquaint the knowledge about origin of continents & ocean basins.
  • know origin and types of rocks.
  • Understand crustal movements- slow and rapid.
  • Introduce weathering and its types.
  • know erosional and depositional work of rivers, sea waves, wind and glaciers.
  • Understand soil creep, debris flow, Avalanches.

F.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-II) Sem-I

Gg- 112 Introduction to Physical Geography -II (Geography of Atmosphere and Hydrosphere)

  • Know the basic principals in Climatology & Geomorphology
  • Understand the composition and structure of atmosphere
  • Aware about heat budget of the earth
  • Acquaint with atmospheric pressure and wind system
  • Know importance of oceanography in modern times
  • Introduce different types of coast
  • Understand properties of ocean water
  • Know characteristics of sea waves
  • Know ocean currents of Atlantic, Pacific and Indian ocean

F.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-III) Sem-I

Gg-113 Practicals in Physical Geography (P-3)

  • Introduce about maps, elements of maps and types of maps.
  • Gain knowledge of map scales, conversion of map scales.
  • Study of map projection, classification of map projection, choice of map projection.
  • Get the knowledge of various methods of data representation.
  • Study field excursion for orientation of Toposheet, observation & identification of geographical features
  • Get experience of field excursion, village/ urban survey

F.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-I) Sem-II

Gg-121 Introduction to Human Geography (Paper-4)

  • Know the about human geography contemporary relevance of human geography.
  • Gain knowledge of human evolution and races.
  • Acquaint the knowledge about tribes in India and Maharashtra.
  • To know about human life in Cold and Hot regions
  • Understand human culture.
  • Gain knowledge about economic activities of man.

F.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-II) Sem-II

Gg- 122 Population and Settlement Geography (Paper-5)

  • Introduce about population geography and sources of population data
  • Understand the determinants and distribution of population.
  • Aware about trend about population growth.
  • Acquaint with demographic transition and demographic composition.
  • Know settlement types and patterns.
  • Understand the concept, trend and pattern of urbanization.

F.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-III) Sem-II

Gg-123 Practicals in Human Geography (P-6)

  • Introduce about population indices, Data analysis and presentation using computer.
  • Understand the methods for calculation urban data.
  • Study of crop combination and agricultural efficiency methods.
  • Get the knowledge of various methods of data representation.
  • Get experience of field excursion, village/ urban survey and report writing.

S.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-I) Sem-I

Gg-231 Environment Geography-I (Paper-I)

  • To create environmental awareness amongst the students.
  • To familiarize the students with fundamentals concepts of Environmental Geography.
  • To acquaint the students to past, present, and future utility and potentials of resources at regional, national and global levels.
  • To enable the students to understand dynamics of man–environment relationship in various region of the world.

S.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-II) Sem-I

Gg- 232 Geography of Maharashtra (Physical-I) (Paper-II)

  • To appraise the students with salient features of the Maharashtra State.
  • To familiarize the students with the climatic characteristics of the State.
  • To familiarize the Soils and Natural Vegetation in Maharashtra
  • To make the students aware of the geographic problems of Maharashtra in the view of sustainable development.

S.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-III) Sem-I

Gg-233 Surveying –I (Paper III)

  • To acquaint the students with the principles of surveying, its importance, and its utility in the Geographical study.
  • To familiarize the students with the basic aspects of linear, vertical and angular measurements of surveying.
  • To understand the importance, basic principles and uses of GPS in surveying.
  • To identify sources and types of errors occurs during surveys.

S.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-I) Sem-II

Gg-241 Environmental Geography- II (Paper-I)

  • To introduce the methods and assessments of the impact on the environment amongst the students.
  • To acquaint the students with environmental protection laws, acts, planning, and management.
  • To appraise the students with various indigenous environmental conservation measures.
  • To make aware the students about various programs and policies carried out in the regional and global scale.

S.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-II) Sem-II

Gg- 242 Geography of Maharashtra (Human)-II (Paper-II)

  • To acquaint the students with the relationship between man and environment in Maharashtra State.
  • To familiarize the students with the agricultural pattern, problems and prospects in the state.
  • To study and understand the industrial sector, spatial distribution, development and problems faced within the state.
  • To know the status of transport and communication in Maharashtra state.

S.Y.B.Sc. (Paper-III) Sem-II

Gg-243 Surveying – II (Paper-III)

  • To acquaint the students with the principles of surveying, its importance and utility in the Geographical study.
  • To familiarize the students with the basic aspects of linear, vertical, and angular measurements of surveying.
  • To introduce the importance, basic principles, and uses of GPS in surveying.
  • To identify sources and types of errors occurs during surveys.