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Welcome to the Department of Geography

The Department of Geography was established in the year 2013 (B. A. General programme). Department is actively pledged in teaching and research activities in order to provide the needs of today’s changing world. The department has various geographical instrument and the practical facilities, infrastructure that are required for teaching, learning. Department of geography is to promote sustainable solutions to contemporary problems through innovative and effective teaching, research, service and coupled with human environment systems. Due to severe shortage of funds and space the department does not have a separate seminar/departmental library but the central library has more than 300 titles dedicated to Geography studies.

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The Department started working of the college in 2013.Currently the department offers MDS (Major & Minor) courses in B. A/ B.Sc Geography under CCFUP, 2023.
Sl. No. Course Offered Year of Inception
1 B.A. General 2013
2 B.A. General (CBCS)
3 CCFUF, 2023 MDS 2023
 

Department of geography plays a primary role in fore casting the future of the environment, as well as in the quest for ways to adapt society to climate change and globalization and to preserve biological and cultural diversity. It is impossible cooperation between social Earth science.

Keeping the above view in mind our department try-

Our programs and curricula will provide a balance of theory and technical skills, equipping students with an academic background the prepares them to address environmental and other geographically – oriented problems.

To make students more equipped with this subject by taking class seminars, class test and by completion of syllabus in due time.

We aim to aid our students in developing the capacity for both innovative and integrative thinking in a variety of professional and intellectual contexts. Our department holds also special classes for the disadvantaged and interested students for better academics performance.

To work as consultants/mentors by the teachers to help the students to fulfill their dream and to motivate them to become ideal human being.# The teachers also try their best to make the whole syllabus clear to them by following question -answer method, charts, maps are frequently used by following question -answer method, peer learning and field work.

To make the students more disciplined and punctual, the teachers act as friend, philosopher and guide. The students are always encouraged to develop their personality through several co-curricular activities.

At present the intake capacity of our department at UG (MDS) in 513. The distributions of these 513 seats are presented in following table.
Sl. No. Caste Category Intake Capacity
1 General 219
2 General PH 11
3 SC 108
4 SC- PH 1
5 ST 29
6 ST-PH 1
7 OBC-A 49
8 OBC-A PH 3
9 OBC-B 33
10 OBC-B PH 2
11 EWS 49
12 EWS- PH 3
Total 513

Though the admission in the department is done on merit basis, but keeping in view the concept of globalization, the age of electronic media, the best utilization of human resources and social need of the day, students hailed from underprivileged class of this district, have been given special consideration during admission. Apart from this, students having distinction in sports, fine arts, music and students hailing from the adjoining area of the locality of the college, get opportunity to take higher education in this college. The complete admission procedure is online and it adheres to the rules and regulations of Vidyasgar University and the Higher Education Dept., Govt. of West Bengal.

The infrastructure facilities of our department is presented below-

  • No separate departmental class room for lack of space.
  • One ICT enabled class room
  • No separate departmental library but central library caters to the needs of the students.



Year wise Student enrolment (Hons) during 2019-20 to 2023-24

YearEnrolmentGenSCST

OBC-

A

OBC-

B

MinorityTotal
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
2022-23
2023-2450301015

 

 

Academic Performance of the Students:

The performance of the students in final examination for the last five years is given in the following table-

YearAppearedPassedPercentage
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
2022-23
2023-24

 

 

Teaching – learning methods in geography must focus on helping learner acquire knowledge and skills in an interactive environment. Geography teacher must clarify concepts through the lived experiences of individuals and communities. For teaching purpose, the most common method, used by the departmental teachers, is chalk and talk. The departmental teachers use power point presentations, maps etc. We have one smart class room and other class rooms. Apart from delivering lectures and distributing class notes, students are given different web links to collect study materials. Department prepares a semester wise lesson plan for proper teaching and to complete the allotted syllabus in due time. Students are also encouraged to participate in class seminar and group discussions on a regular basis. As a part of Internal Assessment (10 mark for General paper) we take 2 class test for each General paper.

The Geography (General &MDS)undergraduate course is designed to introduced students with analyze the earth as an integrated human–environment system by examining changing interactions at different spatial and temporal scales.

Assess the roles of structure, stage and time in shaping the landforms. Helps the students develop their knowledge based spirit and perspective. Prepares the students secure job in different fields.

Our department has no sanctioned post against substantive vacancy. At present our department has two fulltime state aided college teachers.-
Name of the teachers Designation Date of joining Teaching experience Highest qualification Specialization  
Smt Paramita Bera SACT-I I 06.08.2014 9 Yrs. M.A. Coastal Management  
Smt. Chitralekha Shee SACT-I I 24.07.2017 6 Yrs. M.A. Coastal Manage ment  

Total 22 classes per week for general and ENVS(VAC). The workload of the faculty members is given below

Sl.      Name of the teachers      ENVS(VAC)      Class allotted    Total No.                                                         (General)

  • Paramita Bera 03                        08                 11
  • Chitralekhs Shee 03                        08                 11

 

 

Students of this department deal with versatile carrier option. Some students opt for higher studies and they are advised to take admission in reputed institutions for conducting their post graduate, M.Ped. For this, students are given the special coaching to solve the previous question papers of entrance examinations conducted by several reputed institutions. Students who have requisite qualities for leadership, qualities of taking instant decision, are being advised to go for administrative service through competitive examinations. which are very helpful for competitive examinations. Students, who want to face challenge, are advised to take several self-employment generated schemes, to start a start-up business.

Students pursuing Ph.D./completed Ph.D. from different Institutions

 

 

Sl. No.

Name of the

Student

Year of

Passing

Institution from Ph.D.

Year of

Enrolment

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Students Qualified NET/SET

 

 

Sl.

No.

 

Name of the Student

Year of Passing

Year of Passing (NET/ SET)

 

Certificate No.

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Student Progression in Higher Education

 

 

Sl.

No.

 

Name of the Student

Year of Passing

PG/Ph.D./Other Courses

 

Name Of Institute

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment of students

 

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Student

Year of Pass-out

Year of Joining

Present occupation

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 



Teachers Pursuing PhD

 

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the

teachers

Project work/Research

Work

Supervisor

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Teachers Publication

 

 

 

Sl.No.

Name of the teachers

 

Books

Book Chapter

Journal Article [UGC-Care

Listed]

Other Journal

Article

 

Total

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Departmental Seminar

Our department occasionally organize national and state level seminar/webinar. The details of currently organized national level webinar are given below.

 

Title

 

Date

 

Resource Persons

 

 

State Level seminar “ Gandhi’s views of environment: its relevance in

modern society”

 

 

 

26.11.2019

1.   Prof. Subir Samanta, Asso. Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Prabhat Kumar College.

2.  Dr. Malyaban Chattopadhaya, Asst. Professor, Dept. of History, Assansole Girls College.

3.  Dr. Ananya Sahu, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geography,

Prabhat Kumar College.

 

  1. To open departmental
  2. To developed departmental
  3. To introduce student exchange programme with other
  4. We are planning to organize seminars, extended lectures, and
  1. Strength: Disciplined and sincere
  2. Weakness: Less student strength, insufficient fulltime faculty, infrastructure.
  3. Opportunity: Equipped computer lab, ICT class room and good collaboration with the faculty of other
  4. Challenge: To fill up full intake capacity, to orient them to get placed in the right position in the society