About Department of General & Applied Geography

 

Year of Establishment:      1953
Name of the Department: 
Department of General & Applied Geography
Head of the Department:       Prof. K.K.N. Sharma     

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About the Department:
The Department of General and Applied Geography is one of the pioneer departments in the country, established in 1953 with Prof. Mackim as its first Head. The department has a glorious history of sharing their domain knowledge and research at national and international academic platforms. The department has produced research of international repute, published in international journals such as Nature, Science and publishers viz. Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, etc. The department offers Ph.D., M.Sc./M.A. and B.Sc./B.A. programs in Geography. The department is currently supported by DST (GOI) under FIST Level-I program. The department has a Remote Sensing and GIS Lab and all advanced surveying instruments. The faculty of the department is committed to train the students to develop their skills in geoinformatics, surveying, statistical analyses and landscape interpretation. These skills are integral to the course and help the students in their research pursuits. Presently, the department has six meritorious, experienced and devoted faculties, consisting of one Professor and six Assistant professors, with Prof. R.P. Mishra as the Head of the Department. The department has been pioneer in the teaching of Astronomy, Cartography and Applied Geography since its inception. The department has been attracting students from all over the country and has produced several academicians, scientists, administrative officers.  Population Research Centre (PRC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi is an integral part of the department since 1999.

 Details of Teaching Faculty :

Sl.

No.

Name

Designation

Degree (University)

Subject Specialization

1.

Prof. R. P. Mishra

Professor 

MA, Ph.D. (Dr. HSG VV Sagar)

Population Geography, Food System, Nutritional and Health

2.

Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma

Assistant Professor

MA, Ph.D. (University of Rajasthan, Jaipur)

Regional Planning

3.

Dr. Raj Bahadur Anuragi

Assistant Professor

MA, Ph.D. (APS University, Rewa)

Ecotourism and Social Geography

4.

Dr. Satheesh C.

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.(MKU, Tamil Nadu), Ph.D. (BHU, Varanasi)

Human Well Being, Development Studies

5.

Dr. Hemant Patidar

Assistant Professor

MA, Ph.D. (BHU, Varanasi)

Population Geography and Development Geography

6.

Dr. Rakesh Saini

Assistant Professor

MA, M.Phil, Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi)

Glacial Geomorphology & Palaeoclimatic Reconstruction in the Himalayas

7.

Dr. Parvendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

MA, M.Phil, Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi)

Glacial Geomorphology, Himalayan Glaciers and Climate change, Climate and Glacial Landform Evolution

 Faculty Positions in the Department (as on 01.09.2021) :

Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Sanction

Filled Post TOTAL

Vacant

Sanction

Filled Post TOTAL

Vacant

Sanction

Filled Post TOTAL

Vacant

2

0

2

4

1

3

8

6

2