Department of Geography

About the Department

Geography is part of our everyday life and part of our understanding about the world. We can say that geography looks at the way things are in space over time. The subject highlights on ‘why things are located where they are.’

The department of Geography started its journey in 2002 with the scope of General stream; in 2006 studyof Honours course began. Initially its journey was started as a self financed department, then four eminent teachers successfully continued the teaching and within few years the Department became one of the ideal departments within the college. Regular success by students in academic sectors and their achievement to be engaged in different jobs and higher studies made the department proud. Now seven faculty members along with one laboratory assistant are always present with the best effort to support our students within and beyond the syllabus. Every year the field survey and educational tour those are conducted by the department is really the days to reveal student-teacher relationship in a new way, then the students not only get the opportunity to reveal the subject or rather the ‘man-environment relation’ beyond syllabus Read more

A glance of field survey in last ten years is follows

Academic Year Year of Conduction Name of the Supervisor Class Place of Visit
Mouza/Ward Village/Town District
2019-2020 2020 Subarna Bandyopadhyay& PritamSaha 3rd H/td> Killanizamat Murshidabad Murshidabad
2018-2019 2019 Subarna Bandyopadhyay& Abul Hasanat 2nd G Ratanpur Murshidabad Murshidabad
2017-2018 2018 Kajal Dey& Ramesh Ch. Biswas 3rd H Talgachi Murshidabad Murshidabad
2017-2018 2017 Debabrata Mondal& Subrata Biswas 3rd H Prasadpur & Birampur Prasadpur Murshidabad
2016-2017 December 2016 Subarna Bandyopadhyay & Debabrata Mondal 3rd H Pukhuria Madanpur Murshidabad
2015-2016 January 2016 Subarna Bandyopadhyay & Subrata Biswas 3rd H Kadihati Kadihati, Kaliganj Nadia
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Educational tours are also organized by the Department

SL No. Academic Year Year of Conduction Teacher/ Teaching Stuff Attended Place of visit District State
1 2019-2020 2019 Kajal Dey, Abul Hasanat, Ramesh Ch. Biswas, Simla Simla Himachal Pradesh
2 2018-2019 2018 Subarna Bandyopadhyay, Abul Hasanat, Subrata Biswas Vishakhapatnam, Araku Valley Visakhapattanam Andhra Pradesh
3 2017-2018 2017 Debabrata Mondal, Kajal Dey, Ramesh Ch. Biswas, Pritam Saha Gangtok South Sikkim Sikkim
4 2014-2015 2014 Subarna Bandyopadhyay, Abul Hasanat, Subrata Biswas Duars (Lataguri) Jalpaiguri West Bengal
5 2011-2012 2011 Abul Hasanat, Ramesh Ch. Biswas, Pritam Saha Visakhapattanam Visakhapattanam Andhra Pradesh
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Innovative pedagogy:

  Interactive discussion.
  Use of ICT class room.
  Field work.
  Sharing personal observations through wall magazine.
  Subject oriented photography and its creative representation.
  Class discussion through quiz.
  Students’ seminar presentation.
  Model preparation.

Future plan:

  Prepare the GIS lab properly equipped.
  Facilitate the students with statistical software.
  Value added course on environmental sustainability.
  Facilitate the students with proper equipments to observe the nature.
  National level seminar.

Faculties

Dr. Subarna Bandyopadhyay

M.Sc, PHD
Assistant Professor (HOD)
Specialization- Tourism Geography, Agriculture Geography
Email: [subarna.am81@gmail.com]
Dr. Subarna Bandyopadhyay M.Sc, PHD
Assistant Professor (HOD)
Specialization- Tourism Geography, Agriculture Geography

Dr. Debabrata Mandal

M.Sc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialization- Remote Sensing & GIS, Geomorphology, Statistics
Email: [mandal23dev@gmail.com]
Dr. Debabrata Mandal M.Sc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialization- Remote Sensing & GIS, Geomorphology, Statistics

Dr. Kajal Dey

M.A, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialization- Geography of Tourism, Cultural Geography
Email: [kdlalbagh276@gmail.com]
Dr. Kajal Dey M.A, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialization- Geography of Tourism, Cultural Geography

Abul Hasnat

M.Sc
SACT-II
Specialization- Geotectonic, Regional Planning: Economic Geography
Email: [chinawall2474@gmail.com]
Abul Hasnat M.Sc
SACT-II
Specialization- Geotectonic, Regional Planning: Economic Geography

Pritam Saha

M.SC
SACT
Specialization- Tourism geography and Cartography
Email: [hbmailme.pritamsaha@gmail.com]
Pritam Saha M.SC
SACT
Specialization- Tourism geography and Cartography

Subrata Biswas

M.SC
SACT-I
Specialization- Geography in Tourism, Population Geography, Historical Geography, Remote sensing & GIS
Email: [subratabiswas1984@gmail.com]
Subrata Biswas M.SC
SACT-I
Specialization- Geography in Tourism, Population Geography, Historical Geography, Remote sensing & GIS

Ramesh Ch. Biswas

M.SC
SACT
Specialization- Urban Geography, Environmental Geography
Email: [rameshchbiswas1@gmail.com]
Ramesh Ch. Biswas M.SC
SACT
Specialization- Urban Geography, Environmental Geography

So far the activities organized by the department at a glance are as follows:

❖ Field work in last ten years:

Geography being a field based subject field work is part of our study, so far several villages and selected urban areas are been considered as the places of field work.

In 2010-11 academic year we chose Ratanpur in Lalbagh and Sripatkumarpara within M-J Block for field study by 3rd year Hons and 2nd year general students respectively. Both the study wanted to trace the actual situation of a rural-urban continuum.

In 2011-12 the selected study area was Khamardiar mouza in Akheriganj, Bhagwangola-ii Block with an intension to study on riverbank erosion and its impact on local people. In this academic session the 2nd year General Field survey was again at Sripatkumarpara to make a review of previous study. In 2012-13 we choose a village Sajapur in Kaliganj Block from our neighbor District Nadia with the objective to reveal the impact of the Paglachandi Daha ( the wetland) on socio-economic life of the area. In the same session the 2nd year general students were engaged to study the localities surrounding the Motijhil and the study was with the intension to identify the impact of tourism on the locality.

The students 3rd year Honours of academic session 2013-14 visited the Killanizamat mouza within the Murshidabad Municipality with the aim to reveal the impact of the Hazarduari palace and its surroundings from tourism and landuse perspective. Students of 2nd year General within this session visited Sanyasidanga with an objective to study the land-use land-cover of an agro based economy.

The field work by 3rd year Honours students in 2014-15 was at Nirmalchar in Bhagwangola-ii block. Here the study focused on the man-environment relationship in an island with a location of Indo-Bangladesh border. In the very academic session the students of 2nd year general completed their field work at Humayunmanzil in M-J Block.

For 2015-16 academic session we again visited a village named Kadihati in Kaliganj Block in our neighbor district Nadia. Here we were with the objective to study the life of people living over a natural levee. Students of 2nd year general in this year too visited the Humayunmanzil as a review of previous year study on a village nearby to our college.

We choose a village named Pukuria in Bhagwangola-ii block in academic session 2016-17 with the objective to study on the people in an Arsenic affected region. In 2017-18 our selection was Birampur in M-J Block. Here our objective was to study the role of Gobranala (the palaeo channel) on locality.

Talgachi village in M-J block was our selection for 2018-19. Here the objective was to study on a group of people who have migrated from the neighbor state and to reveal the cultural impact of them on locality.

After 2013-14 again for 2019-20 academic session we selected Killanizamat mouza within Murshidabad municipality to reveal the impact of tourism on locality from several perspectives.

❖ Educational tours organized by the Department:

Beyond the syllabus educational tours are also organized regularly from the end of the department. In academic session 2008-09 Sundarban was our destination to observe the rich biodiversity. Gangtok and South Sikkim was selected for our students of academic session 2009-10 to observe the geomorphic features of the Eastern Himalayas. The 3rd year Honours students of academic session 2010-11 visited Vishakhapatnam and its surroundings to achieve a glance of the Eastern Ghats and East coast of India. We visited Duars in Jalpaiguri District (presently Alipurduar) along with the 3rd year Honours students of the academic session 2014-15; here our objective was to be aware about the topography of Terai-Duars region along with its rich biodiversity. After 2010-11 again in 2017-18 we choose south Sikkim to make the students familiar about Eastern Himalaya and its people. The students of 3rd year Honours in 2018-19 got the opportunity to visit Vishakhapatnam and Araku valley area, observation of specific geomorphic structures and study on ethnicity were our objectives in this tour. In 2019-20 academic session the department selected Simla and its surroundings in Himachal Pradesh to be familiar with topography, climate and tourism of that region.