Department of Geography
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   Introduction :

The post graduate department of Geography started functioning in the historic City of Kolhapur from August 22, 1968. At the initial stage the department was established at the behest of the founder Vice – Chancellor Dr. Appasaheb Pawar with one Reader, two lecturers and two demonstrators. Being a part of science faculty the department trains students for the Master Degree both in the Arts and the Science streams. Out of 13 teaching posts there are at present one Professor and Six lecturers including one temporary in the department.

Goals & Objectives of the Department:

  • To train the persons in the discipline for dissemination of knowledge to the society and to be self reliant.

  • To promote the study and research activities in different branches of geography

  • To bring the geographical awareness among the masses for application of this knowledge to sort out their day to day problems.

  • To educate the members of society for proper use, reuse conservation and preservation of natural and human resources with sustainable approach

  • To develop the strong coordination among the different branches of the discipline to have better interaction with other disciplines.

  • To arrange the seminars, workshops, training, programmes, etc. for college teachers and members of society from different sectors of economy.

  Research Areas :

  • Agriculture Geography Population & Settlement Geography

  • Tourism Geography

  • Medical Geography

  • Industrial geography

  • Marketing Geography

  • Social &Cultural Geography

  • Geomorphology & Remote Sensing & GIS

  Academic Programmes Offered : 

  • M. A. / M. Sc.: Syllabus of M.A. / M. Sc. has been framed as per the UGC recommendations and NET & SET examination.

  • Diploma in Tourism and Travel: Syllabus of Diploma in Tourism and Travel has been prepared by considering the syllabus of tourism and travel Institutes in different parts of our country and other countries, which is market oriented.

  • PG Diploma In Geoinformatics

  Course Structure :(Papers)

Semester system four theory paper and two practical papers for each semester. Academic flexibility has already been implemented and credit system start from June 2008.
Curriculum revision: after every three years we revise our syllabus and present one is revised in 2008 – 09. Subject related to environment, tourism and new techniques like Remote Sensing and GIS is included in the syllabus. We revise our syllabus on the basis of market requirements. One year Diploma in Geoinformatics has been started with intake capacity of 30 seats since June 2008.

  Facilities / Services Offered
Facilities for ladies: one ladies room, ladies toilet.

Facility for employment: Special cell and Placement cell is for employment of students.

Students welfare:

  • Students aid fund
  • Eklawya
  • Primary Teachers
  • Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship-1
  • B. C. Scholarship
  Extension Services :
  • Lectures under remedial coaching is the regular practice in the department for the backward students

  • For the top ranking students specialization is opened in GIS & remote sensing courses

  • Department organize seminars for the M.A. / M. Sc. Students and take tutorials for practical work.

  • Department conducts surprise tests of students and discussion with them in the class.

  • Remedial Coaching classes, English improvement classes and work on demand are some of the schemes for M.A./ M.Sc. Students to solve their academic problems.

Library has the INFLIBNET services with latest software of SOUL with OPAC facility.Geography Books :5487 Journals : 19 (Foreign –6, Indian – 13 )
Every Year Department organizes guest lectures of eminent scholars.

Extension activity by Faculty members

  • Member of Committee and Referee for Geographical Journals.
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Geographical Journals.
  • Member Board of Writers S.S.C. & H.S.C. Board, Govt. of Maharashtra
  • Member of Syllabus Revision Committee: MPSC
  • Paper Setter and Examiners: MPSC, KPSC, UPSC
  • Member of Different Administrative & Academic Bodies of University
  • Member of B.O.S . of Several Universities.
  • Members of Different Geographical Societies.
  • Participation as Resource Persons in Refresher Courses / Seminars /Conferences/Workshops.
  • Deliver lecturers on various social and environmental issues for solving the societal problems.
 Department has started TTFC Centre from 2006 -07
  • Objective of this centre is to provide all facility to the university staff, students and general peoples
  • During the last three years the centre organized the study tours of the University departments, two study tours of SIBER and some of the tours of local people with minimum commission.
  • This centre provides following facility.
  • VISA & Passport
  • Vehicle Booking
  • Tour arrangement
  • Itinerary Preparation
  • Air Ticketing
  • Rail Ticketing
  • Bus Ticketing

    Department has established partnership with different tours and travel agencies in Kolhapur district and in Maharashtra. Department sending students for internship in these travel and tour agencies. Calling them for lectures on professional qualities.

  Instruments/Infrastructure :
  • Computers Lab:

Sr.No

Particulars/ Items          

Number

1

 PC nodes ( P, P II and P III)

14

2

 Printers ( Dot Matrix)

02

3

 Printers (Ink Jet)

01

4

 UPS/ Stabilizers

15

  • GIS Laboratory:

Sr.No

Particulars/ Items          

Number

1

 PC nodes ( P, P II and P III)

04

2

 Printers ( Dot Matrix)

01

3

 Printer/ Plotter (Ink Jet A0 size)

01

4

 A4 Scanner

01

5

 Arc Info GIS Software

01

  • Remote Sensing Laboratory:

Sr.No

Particulars/ Items          

 Number

1

Image Analyzer

01

2

Mirror Stereoscope

09

3

Pocket Stereoscope

26

4

Sketch Master

01

5

Dynascan

04

6

Aerial Photographs (Pairs)          

569

6

Images (Land Sat)

30

7

Colour Images (IRS Satellite Images)

11

8

Geo coded Digital Images

03

9 Arc GIS Master Lab Kit 01
  Faculty :

Name

Designation

Qualification

Specialization

Dr. K. C. Ramotra

Professor & Head

M.A, Ph.D

Population Geog., Social & Cultural Geography, Regional Planning, Urban Geography, Geographical thought.

Dr. D. H. Pawar

Lecturer

M.Sc. Ph.D, B.Lib.,I.Sc.

Geomorphology, Remote Sensing

Shri. S. K. Vadiyar

Lecturer

M. A

Population Geog, Economic Geography, Social Geography

Dr. D. S. Shinde

Lecturer

M.A, Ph. D

Remote Sensing, Population Geog. Man- Environment Interaction

Shri. J. B. Sapkale

Lecturer

M.Sc, CSIR- NET & SET.

Geomorphology Climatology

Shri. S. S. Panhalkar

Lecturer

M.A., SET

 Remote Sensing, GIS  Water Harvesting &  Management

Dr. Smt. M. B. Potdar

Lecturer

M.A, Ph.D., B.Jc.

Tourism Geography, Economic Geography, Political Geography, Biogeography

 
  Contact Person :

Head,
Department of Geography,
Email: geography@unishivaji.ac.in