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Department of Geography

An Introduction

The department of Geography, Government Degree College, Pampore was established in the year 2013 vide Govt. order no 212/ HE of 2013 dated 12/06/2013. After seven years of its establishment, the department has gained strong identification on account of valuable teaching learning programmes. Since its establishment, the department has taken endeavors to guide and prepare students for future challenges. The Department of Geography develops the graduate attributes among students by offering a three year course in the subject consisting of six semesters based on choice based credit system. Geography as a science and GIS as a technology can be seen as a framework for what many people are calling “sustainable development.” Geography is part of our everyday lives. It’s part of our neighborhood, our nation, our planet. It’s part of the things we come in contact with every day—weather, traffic, the quality of our water and land, stores, government, the economy, and more. Often overlooked because we see it constantly, geography is everywhere.

Our Vision

To provide  students with educational experiences of the highest quality and to develop knowledge, skills, values and academic standards among undergraduate students.

Our Mission

Our mission is to

  • To develop a high level understanding of the subject matter in all the vital sub-fields of Geography and to develop sufficient level of competence in the use of tools & techniques of regional analysis.
  • Commitment to undergraduate students to provide a learning environment that fosters knowledge, skills and experiences that prepares them for life in an ever-changing world, and engages, inspires and challenges them to become informed global citizens;

Departmental Status

Year of establishment: 2013
No. of Permanent Posts:  01

Faculty Details

Name Qualification Designation Contact Email
Ashaq Rashid M.Sc

NET(Earth, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetry Sciences.

NET/SET (Geography)

Assistant Professor (HOD) 9596000857 [email protected]
Dr. Javaid Ahmad Andrabi M.Sc, B.Ed, Ph.D (Geography) Lecturer (C) 9622529273 [email protected]

Programmes Offered

B.A. / B.Sc

Course Details

  • Physical Geography
  • Geographical Thought
  • Human Geography
  • Regional Geography of India
  • Economic Geography
  • Tourism Geography
  • Disaster Management

Skill Courses Offered

  • Surveying and its Techniques
  • GIS and GPS Applications
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • Disaster Management
  • Regional Planning and Development

Teaching Learning Process

  1. Lectures supported by tutorial work
  2. Demonstrative method
  3. Practicals and Field based Surveying
  4. E-learning sources
  5. Self-study materials
  6. Project Work
  7. Use of ICT (Smart-Room)

Assessment Methods

  1. Formative evaluation
  2. Closed book tests
  3. Open book tests
  4. Problem based assignments
  5. Case- study reports
  6. Presentations
  7. Interviews
  8. Computerized adaptive testing