Brief History

The Department since its establishment in 1948, continues to provide leadership and academic excellence in Geography and Resource Development. As a result, it enjoys increasing high patronage from undergraduate and graduate students. The Department is a teaching and research leader in development and innovative transfer of knowledge acquired through rigorous scientific investigations of the bio-physical and human environment. The Department successfully offers courses at BA, M.Phil and PhD levels in such areas as Climatology, Geomorphology, Cartography, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (RS/GIS), Transportation, Population, Gender and Health; Historical Geography, Rural Resources Development, Tourism Development, Urban Studies, Regional Development, etc. Senior members in the Department carry out research and extension activities in these areas. The Department hosts a number of Stateof-the-art laboratories, including the Remote Sensing GIS Laboratory (RSAL) and the Ecological Laboratory (ECOLAB), which continue to assist in building capacity of students and staff in teaching and research.