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Welcome To Geography Department



'Geography Week - Rangoli competition on Environment Awareness'

'Study Tour at Rajasthan - Jaisalmer'

'Publication of book written by Dr, Shrikant Karlekar'

'TYBA Geography student Mr. Prashant Nikam selected for RD parade New Delhi January 2019 felicitated by hon. Mr. Ajitdada Pawar, President PDEA Pune'

Geography department is one of the largest and important department in Prof. Ramkrishna More Arts, Commerce and Science College, Akurdi, Pune. Geography department is established in 1992. The Department of Geography (part of the Faculty of Arts and Science) is responsible for undergraduate and Postgraduate education in the College campus.  

Undergraduate Course

Name of the Programme          

B.A. Geography

Duration 

3 Years Annual Pattern

Syllabus

F.Y.B.A , S.Y. B.A Geography., T.Y.B.A. Geography University Syllabus

 Postgraduate Course

Name of the Programme          

M.A./M.Sc. Geography

Duration

2 Years (Credit System)

Syllabus

MA/MSc Part I , MA/MSc Part II

  Research

Name of the programme                            

M.Phil and Ph.D. 

Duration                                        

M.Phil Minimum 1 Year; Ph.D. Minimum-3 Year

Syallabus                                       

M. Phil. Geography. Ph. D.

 Departments Mission and Goals  

Geography department is one of the largest and important department in Prof. Ramkrishna More Arts, Commerce and Science College, Akurdi, Pune. Geography department is established in 1992. The Department of Geography (part of the Faculty of Arts and Science & Technology) is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate education in the College campus. 

 Vision

Providing quality Geographical education to the student at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level and equip them with skills for research and profession.

 Mission

To Provide high quality Geographical education through teaching and research to students and equipping them to master the concepts in Geography and apply successfully to real world problems.

To provide students with competency to handle quality equipments in Geography to ignite their interest in cutting edge research areas.

To create quality infrastructure in the department for meeting the above mission.

 

Strength and Opportunities

Strength: -

  • Highly qualified faculty.
  • Research Centre in Geography (M.Phil. and Ph. D.)
  • ICT teaching with use of LCD, Power Point presentations.
  • UGC and BCUD funded research projects.
  • IIRS Outreach programme
  • Add-on course on basic of Travel and Tourism
  • Placement, Guidance, Co-Curricular activities
  • Remedial teaching and Mentor system
  • Organization of study tours, field visit & Village survey
  • Faculty members involved in Syllabus revision workshop for B. A.
  • Faculty as member of Syllabus framing and restructuring Committee for MA/M.Sc.
  • Faculty involved in participation in Credit system workshop for MA/MSc
  • Faculty publish papers in Peer Reviewed journals

Ph. D. and M.Phil. guides:

In-house -02, affiliated -11 guides

 Opportunities: -

  • Organizing National and International conferences.
  • Funding from UGC for research projects.
  • Increase the involvement of research activities into problems relevant to society.
  • To increase research facilities, infrastructure and area.
  • More Add on Courses
  • More MOUs

Teaching Methods

 Studying Geography at Department of Geography, Prof. Ramkrishna More College, Akurdi, will learn from a wide variety of teaching methods:

 

Lecture Methods                                                                                                                                                                                               

There will be four lectures per week for each F.Y. B. A., S.Y. B. A. and T.Y. B. A. Total Duration for per lecture is 48 minutes for theory course as well for MA/MSc four lectures per week for theory course, total duration for per lecture is 60 minutes.            

 Laboratory Work                                                                                                    

There is practical course assigned to second and third year of study. Second and third year undergraduate will have one practical course. During practical work student will perform only one practical per week for each practical course. For PG students there is well equipped soil and remote sensing lab.

ICT in Geography Teaching                                                                                        

Geography Department have LCD projector. Department have separate computer lab with necessary GIS software.

PowerPoint presentations are used for teaching purposes. Video lectures of different concept in Geography. Videos of landforms, natural processes and maps shown to the students.

 Google Classroom                                                                                               

Google classroom facility is used by the faculty. Students are enrolled in the google classroom. Course syllabus, Teaching-learning material, maps, assignments, project reports, PowerPoint presentations are shared through google classroom. Students also share their work through this classroom. 

Google Classroom

FYBA A Div

FYBA B Div 

FYBA C Div https://classroom.google.com/c/MjY5NTM5MDE3Njha

FYBA D Div https://classroom.google.com/c/MTk3MjU5NzI1NzRa

Google Classroom S.Y.B. A.

Google Classroom T.Y.B. A. https://classroom.google.com/c/MTk3MjcyMzM3NTha

Google classroom MA/MSc I & II

Experiential Learning                                                                                        

Field trips are arranged for the students. Science exhibitions are arranged for the students. Geography Week celebrated with various student centric activity.

 

Faculty Achievements

Dr. Tushar Shitole

  • Worked as in Charge-Principal at Mamasaheb Mohol College, Paud road, Pune for the period of 2 academic years (18th August 2014 to 30th June 2016)
  • Nominated as a member of Board of Studies in Geography of Fergusson College (Autonomous status) for the period of two years from the academic year 2016-17           
  • Nomination as member of Faculty of Science, University of Pune for the period of Jan 13 to 31st Aug. 2015.                                                         
  • Recognition as a Ph.D. guide in the subject of Geography at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
  • ‘Best Student Welfare District Coordinator’ (Pune City) award by Board of Student Welfare, University of Pune, Pune on 3rd May 2012.                               
  • Best Student Welfare Officer’ (Pune City) award by Board of Student Welfare, University of Pune, Pune on 7th April 2011.                                                      
  • Worked as a District Co-ordinator (Pune City) of Board of Student welfare, University of Pune.                                                                                            
  • Elected as member of board of studies in Geography in 2010                                                                                                                                             
  • Actively participated as committee member in eighth Maharashtra State Inter-University Youth Festival ‘Indradhanushya 2010’ hosted by University of Pune, Pune during 16th to 20th December 2010.                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Recognised as a Guide for M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Geography at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Future Plan

  • To start more Career Oriented/ Short term courses.
  • To develop linkages with institutes of National and International repute.
  • To seek major GIS based research projects of interdisciplinary nature.
  • To seek National and International Collaborations
  • To conduct Exchange Programmes for faculty and students.
  • To initiate consultancy in surveying and tourism.
  • To strengthen nature club activity through various programmes related to environment  
  •  awareness and water related issues