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



Dr. Tushar Shitole



Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi



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


Sr. No.

Name of Research Guide

Name of the Institute/College


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


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: -


  1. Tushar Shitole & Nitin Ghorpade., (2012). Role of Geography students in the rural development at village Divad, Tal. Maval, Dist Pune: A case study Vol. III. ISSN2320-5881
  1. Tushar Shitole, (2013). Methods of study of Coastal sand dune system: Tambaldeg dune field a case study ISBN 978-81-923922-02
  1. Tushar Shitole & Sushil Gujar, (2013). Research Methods of Study Weathering Characteristics of Salpe Ghat region, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra ISBN 978-81-923922-02
  1. Tushar Shitole & Sanjay Jagtap., (2012). Application of GPS in topographical survey and preparation of DEM of beach dunes at Guhagar, Mahrashtra ISBN 978-81-923922-02
  1. Tushar Shitole, Waghmare Janvi, Ravindra Kshirsagar, Sakshi Rane (2013). Hydrobiologicalspatio-temporal studies of Bird valley lake in Chinchwad, Pune (Maharashtra) vol 6(1). ISSN 2229-6549
  1. Tushar Shitole & Shrikant Karlekar., (2013). Morphology and planation of intertidal rock platforms produced by water layer leveling on Dahanu coast of Maharashtra vol. 35 ISSN 0970-9851

       7.Tushar Shitole Sharad Kaphale & Mahendra S Korade., (2014). Assessment of reserve forest in Junnar tahasil of Pune district, Maharashtra India: A                   remote sensing based study Vol II ISSN 2321-9831

  1. Tushar Shitole & Sanjay Jagtap., (2014). Use of ‘R2’ in the interpretation of annual beach, dune and beach-dune profiles at Guhagar, Maharashtra ISBN 978192721606
  1. Tushar Shitole & Sushil Gujar, (2014). Artificial recharge for groundwater sustainability in basaltic terrain: A case study of SalpeGhat areain Satara of Maharashtra
  1. Tushar Shitole & Tanaji Kharsinge, (2014). Geomorphic Study of Beach Rock at Guhagar, Maharashtra ISBN 978192721606
  1. Tushar Shitole & Tanaji Kharsinge, (2015). A stratigraphic study of beach rock at Guhagar, Konkan coast of Maharashtra Vol 53 ISSN 0011-7269
  1. Tushar Shitole & Shivaji Shinde, (2017). Functional analysis of tourist at Shivneri fort Vol III ISSN- 24548499
  1. Tushar Shitole & Ajinkya Sanawane (2018). Geo-strategic importance of Hambantota Port in the Indian Ocean: A Geo-Political Analysis. Volume V. ISSN 23956011
  1. Tushar Shitole & Shivaji Shinde (2018). Tourism Potential of Forts in Pune District with the help of Geospatial Technology. Volume V. ISSN 23956011
  1. Tushar Shitole, Ganesh Sonawane & Snehal Kasar (2018). The assessment of Mangrove distribution of Sakhar Creek, West Coast of Maharashtra from 2001-2017. Vol 1 (1). ISSN 2319-8648

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