Geography Department Research

Department Research

Geography Department is recognized research centre for M.Phil. and Ph. D.


Research Thrust Areas                         


  1. Coastal Geomorphology
  2. Fluvial Geomorphology
  3. Disaster Management
  4. Economic Geography
  5. Tourism Geography
  6. Political Geography
  7. Agricultural Geography
  8. Population and Settlement


Research Centre Details

M.Phil. Geography 

Year of Establishment - 2013-14

No. of candidates awarded M. Phil degree till the year 2017-18 = 03


Ph. D. Geography 

Year of Establishment - 2012-13

No. of candidates awarded M. Phil degree till the year 2017-18 = 04


M.Phil. and Ph. D. Guide

Sr. No.

Name of faculty


1. Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi Geomorphology


Other college associate M. Phil. and Ph. D. guide


Sr. No.

Name of Research Guide

Name of the Institute/College


Dr. Tushar Shitole

Shankarrao Bhelke College Nasrapur


Dr. Sampat Jagdale

Waghire College Saswad


Dr. Savita Kulkarni

Annasaheb Magar College Hadapsar, Pune


Prof. Dr. Amit Dhorde

Dept. of Geography, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune


Dr. Anargha Dhorde

Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune


Prof. Dr. Rajendra Suryawanshi

Abasaheb garware College, Pune


Dr. Arjun Musmade

T J College, Khadaki


Dr. Balasaheb Ghodke

S. P. College, Pune


Dr. Pramodkumar Hire

HPTRYK College, Nashik


Dr. Jyotiram More

BJS College, Wagholi, Pune


Dr. Sunil Gaikwad

S. P. College, Pune


Dr. Sunil Cholke

R.B.N. Borawake college shrirampur


Dr.Vilas Patil

Shahu college Pune


Dr. Rajaram Choudhar

Vidya Pratishthans Arts Science and Commerce College Baramati


Dr. Sunil Ogale Vidya Pratishthans Arts Science and Commerce College Baramati


Dr. Avinash Shelar Garware College Pune


Dr. Shivaji Pacharne Jedhe College Pune
18 Dr. Amit Sonawane Modern College, Shiviajinager
19 Dr. Ravindra Shinde D. Y. Patil College Pimpri


Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project title and grants received project-wise.

Name of faculty

Title of Research Project


Amount of Research grant

Funding Agency

Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi

Impact of Floods on Stream Behaviour, Agricultural Land Use and Its Repercussions in Upper Krishna Basin, Maharashtra.




ICSSR, New Delhi



Department Publication

Research Paper Published by Faculty: -


Dr. SuchitraPardeshi 

Research Articles published in Journals:

  1. Pardeshi S., Pardeshi S., Kulkarni P. (2019) Sinuosity of Meandering Channels in Upper Krishna River Basin, India. In: Chenchouni H., Errami E., Rocha F., Sabato L. (eds) Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology, Geography, Geoarcheology and Geotourism: Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham in 1st AJG conference Proceedings 978-3-030-01682-1, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01683-8_5
  2. Doke A, Pardeshi S.D., Pardeshi S. S. and Das S. (2018), ‘Identification of morphogenetic regions and respective geomorphic processes: a GIS approach’, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (2018) ISSN 1866-7511 Volume 11 https://doi.org/10.1HYPERLINK "https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-3358-5"007/s12517-017-3358-5
  3. Pardeshi S. D. Autade S. E. and Pardeshi S. S. (2013), ‘Landslide hazard assessment: recent trends and techniques’, in Springer Plus ISSN 2193-1801 Impact factor: 0.982 http://www.springerplus.com/contHYPERLINK "http://www.springerplus.com/content/2/1/523"ent/2/1/523.
  4. Autade S. E. Pardeshi S. D. and Pardeshi S. S. (2013), ‘Assessment of Spatiotemporal Distribution of Landslides in North Thane District, Maharashtra’ in Journal of Indian Geomorphology Vol. 2, 2013 ISSN 2320-0731 pp. 91-99.
  5. Pardeshi S. S. and Pardeshi S.D. (2013), ‘Assessment of Link Channels of Krishna River in Kolhapur District Maharashtra’, in Research Dimensions Vol. 2, and Issue 3, ISSN 2249-3867 pp. 35-40.
  6. Pardeshi S. S. and Pardeshi S.D. (2013) ‘Land capability based land use Recommendation for A World Heritage site of Kas plateau’, Maharashtra, in Golden Research Thoughts Vol. III, Issue I, ISSN No. 2231-5063 pp. 23-26.
  7. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S., Jog S. R. (2011) ‘Prospects of Rainwater Harvesting for Domestic Water Supply in Rural Areas of Pune District: an appraisal’ in the proceedings of International conference in Chile, organized by UNESCO and Gent University Belgium, ISBN 978-92-9089-183-3 pp. 27-32.
  8. Pardeshi S. D., Pardeshi S. S. (2011): Land Use and Land Cover Analysis of Kas-Patan Plateau of Satara District in Maharashtra, in The Goa Geographer vol. 8, no.1 ISSN-0976-786X pp. 134-141.
  9. Pardeshi S. S. and Pardeshi S.D. (2011), ‘Land capability Analysis of Kas-Patan Plateau of Satara District in Maharashtra’, The Research Journal of Social Science, Jalgaon Maharashtra Vol II Issue- 2011 ISSN 0976-061X pp. 1-10.
  10. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S., Vikas Nagare (2009): A study of Effects of Landslides on Human environment in Thane District, Maharashtra in Deccan Geographer, Deccan Geographical Society India, Vol.47, No. 1 pp. 45-56.
  11. Pardeshi S.D. and Kumavat S.B. (2007) ‘Study of Abandoned quarries in and around Pune and Nasik Cities Maharashtra’ Bulletin of Geography Phy. Sci. No.1, pp. 21-26.
  12. Pardeshi S.D. and Kumavat S.B. (2005) ‘Geomorphic mapping: A tool for planning and Development’ in ‘Vasundhara’ the proceeding volume of International workshop on Digital Geography and Mapping’ A.P. Geographical Society, Hyderabad pp. 77-80.

Research Articles published in Books:

  1. Kulkarni P., Pardeshi S., Pardeshi S. (2019) Statistical Analysis of Groundwater Level Variation in Semi-arid Upper Godavari Basin. In: Chaminé H., Barbieri M., Kisi O., Chen M., Merkel B. (eds) Advances in Sustainable and Environmental Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry and Water Resources. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham 978-3-030-01571-8, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01572-5_69
  2. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S. (2015), ‘Role of Geoinformatics in Natural Resource Management’ in Resource Management and Development Strategies Edited. By Dr. A. R. Siddiqui and P.K. Singh ISBN: 978-93-84292-21-8 pp. 51-56.
  3. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S. (2012) ‘Rajkiya Bhugol’ (Marathi), in Samkaalin Rajyashastra: Rajyashastrachya Upavidyashakha Ani Abhyaspaddhati, Pawar P.R.(edit.), Diamond Publications, Pune ISBN 978-81-8483-476-5 pp. 174-183 

Book Published

Drainage Development on Lateritic Plateau of Western Maharashtra, Lambert Academic Publishing, (2013) ISBN 978-3-659-43366-5