•                   In order to lessen the pressure at the main campus Dharwad the P.G.Centre at Belgaum considering its cultural, commercial, industrial and educational background, this P.G.Centre came in to existence in June 1982 as an offshoot of the Karnatak University Dharwad.

                      With the introduction of Geography in many colleges there was a growing demand for post-Graduate Studies and Research in Geography. Dr.D.M.Nanjunndappa, former Vice Chancellor of the Karnatak University Dharwad was instrumental in starting a post –Graduate studies in Geography at Belgaum in 1982, The Department of studies in Geography was initially attached to the Department of Geography of the  Rani Pravathi Devi College Belgaum as  it had well equipped laboratories as well as qualified staff, later it was shifted to Karnatak University, Kittur Rani Channamma Post –Graduate centre Belgaum. The P.G.Centre of the Karnatak University Belgaum after 28 years of its inception has become the independent University got status as Rani Channamma University Belagavi and Dr.B.R.Ananthan took charge as the first Vice-Chancellor of the new University.

     Vision

     Vision of the Department of Geography is to understand physico-Cultural forms, processes and structures in different complex environmental systems on the surface of the mysterious mother earth and thereby empowering and enriching students with skills in decision making and planning for human welfare. 

    Goals & Objectives: 

    1.To train the persons in the discipline for dissemination of knowledge to the society and to  be self reliant. 

    2.To promote the study and Research activities in different branches of Geography.

    3.To bring the geographical awareness among the masses for application of this   Knowledge to sort out their day to day roblems. 

    4.To educate the members of the geographical association for proper use, re-use conservation  and preservation of natural and human recourses with sustainable approach. 

    5.To develop the strong co-ordination among the different branches of the discipline to   have better interaction with other disciplines. 

    6.To arrange the seminars, workshops, training programmers, etc for college teachers and  Members of the geography association from the different sectors of economy. 

    7.To Organize the professional tours for the M.Sc students every  year. 

    Admission Criteria: 

                 A candidate should have passed B.A/B.Sc degree in Geography as one of the optional Subject at least 45% of marks in Geography as well as in B.A/B.Sc as aggregate marks.  Relaxation in respect of SC/St etc. will be followed as per prevailing rules of the University.  The total intake of students for M.Sc Geography is 20seats under normal category and 5 seats under enhanced fees or as directed by the university. 

    Medium of Instruction:  The medium instruction shall be English. 

    Academic Programmes offered  : 

     1)  Two years M.Sc Course  ( i.e four semesters). 

      2)  M.phil and Ph.D programmes in Geography. 

            The Department of Geography offers M.Sc degree in Geography. It is two years degree programme. The entire course consists of four semesters each semester comprising of four theory, each of (80+ 20)= 100 marks and two practical each of (80+20)= 100)) marks. Each semester is of four months duration. 

    Gold Medal and Rank Obtained by the Students:  

     In the Department of Geography students have bagged Gold Medal in M.Sc 

    Examination in the following academic years. 

    Mr.S.F.Hugar 1983-84
    2 Mis.R.Muttulmuri 2001-02
    2 Miss. N.V.Patil 1990-91
    3 Mr. Sonnad 2004-05
    4 Miss. Shashikala Hande 2009-10
    4 Miss. Rita Bassanna 2002-03
    6 Miss. Mudakappagol 2008-09

     

  • DR.S.M.HURAKADLI

    DR.S.M.HURAKADLI

    Professor & Chairman.

    basavaraj

    Dr. BASAVARAJ R

    Assistant Professors

    chalawadi

    Dr. M.B.CHALAWADI

    manjunath

    Mr. MANJUNATHA. N.K

  • Academic Programmes offered:

    1)Two years M.Sc Course ( i.e four semesters).

    2)M.phil and Ph.D programmes in Geography.

    M.Sc Ist Semester Geography

    Paper Subject Title Theory/Practical Hourper week Core & Elective Credits Duratin of Exam. hours Max. of marks I.A marks Total
    1.1 Theory paper:              
      Fundamental of Geomorphology. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    1.2 Climatology 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    1.3 Oceanography. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    1.4 Development of              
      Modern geography. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
      Practical paper:              
    1.5 Practical-I Toposheet              
      and Weather map Interpretation 4 core 4 4 80 20 100
    1.6 Practical-II Statistical              
      Methods in Geography. 4 core 4 4 80 20 100

    M.Sc IInd Semester Geography

    Paper Subject Title Theory/Practical Hourper week Core & Elective Credits Duratin of Exam. hours Max. of marks I.A marks Total
      Theory paper:              
    2.1 Human Geography 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    2.2 Environmental Geography 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    2.3 Cartography and Thematic mapping. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    2.4 Choice any one (Open Elective)              
    a) Geography of Natural Hazards & Disaster Management. 4 OEC 4 3 80 20 100
    b) Geography of Globalisation 4 OEC 4 3 80 20 100
      Practical paper: Practical-I              
    2.5 Map Projections and Cartographic Instruments & methods 4 CORE 4 3 80 20 100
      Practical-II              
    2.6 Analytical Techniques in Physical Geography and Thematic mapping 4 CORE 4 3 80 20 100

    M.Sc IIInd Semester Geography

    Paper Subject Title Theory/Practical Hourper week Core & Elective Credits Duratin of Exam. hours Max. of marks I.A marks Total
      Theory paper:              
    3.1 Geography of Tourism and Recreation 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    3.2 Fundamental of Remote Sensing & GIS. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    3.3 Optional Papers:(Choice any one)              
    a) Deomography and Population Geography. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    b) Agricultural Geography. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    c) Geography of Settlements. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    3.4 Open Elective: (Choice any one)              
    a) Regional Geography of India for Compatati ve Examination. 4 OEC 4 3 80 20 100
    b) Regional Geography of Karnataka for Compatative Examination. 4 OEC 4 3 80 20 100
      Practical paper : Practical-I              
    3.5 Quantitative Techniques in Geography 4 Core 4 4 80 20 100
      Practical- II              
    3.6 GIS and Remote Sensing 4 Core 4 4 80 20 100

    M.Sc IVth Semester Geography

    Paper Subject Title Theory/Practical Hourper week Core & Elective Credits Duratin of Exam. hours Max. of marks I.A marks Total
      Theory paper:              
    3.1 Geography of Tourism and Recreation 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    3.2 Fundamental of Remote Sensing & GIS.. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    3.3 Optional Papers:(Choice any one)              
    a) Deomography and Population Geography. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    b) Agricultural Geography. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    c) Geography of Settlements. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    3.4 Open Elective: (Choice any one)              
    a) Geography of India for Compatative Examination. 4 OEC 4 3 80 20 100
      Practical paper : Practical-I              
    3.5 Quantitative Techniques in Geography 4 Core 4 4 80 20 100
      Practical- II              
    3.6 GIS and Remote Sensing 4 Core 4 4 80 20 100

    M.Sc IV rd Semester Geography

    Paper Subject Title Theory/Practical Hourper week Core & Elective Credits Duratin of Exam. hours Max. of marks I.A marks Total
      Theory paper:              
    4.1 Regional planning and 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    4.2 Resourse Geography 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    4.3 Research Methodology in Geography 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    4.4 Optional Papers:(Choice any One)              
    a) Geography of Gender & Health. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    b) Rural Landuse Planning. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    c Urban Planning and Development. 4 core 4 3 80 20 100
    4.5 Practical paper:              
    c Practical-I Conventional and GPS Surveying. 4 core 4 4 80 20 100
      Practical- II Project work/              
    4.6 Field work-Dissertation. 4 core 4 4 80 20 100
      Total Credits All Sem.     96       2400

    The Department of Geography offers M.Sc degree in Geography. It is two years degree programme. The entire course consists of four semesters each semester comprising of four theory, each of (80+ 20)= 100 marks and two practical each of (80+20)= 100)) marks. Each semester is of four months duration.

  • AREA OF RESEARCH:

    *Agricultural Geography. *Population Geography *Urban G eography
    *Environmental Geography *Settlement Geography *Gender Geography.

    COURSE WORK FOR PH.D DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY -2013-14

    PH.D COURSE STRUCTURE -2013-14

    NO. of PapersTitle of the PaperNature of the CourseIA marksMax. marksTotal marksTeaching Hour per weekDuration of Exam. hours
    I Research methodology in Geography Compulsory 25 75 100 4 3
    II General Geography Compulsory 25 75 100 4 3
    III Dissertation in the area/field of Specialization: Papers .            
      1)Demography / Population Geography Specialization 25 75 100 4 3
      2)Agricultural Geography            
      3)Urban Geography Specialization 25 75 100 4 3
      4)Regional Planning and Development            
      5)Environmental Geography            
      6)Gender Geography            
      Total Marks/Credits   75 225 300    

     

    • 75 % of attendance compulsory.

    • IA marks includes Seminors/assignment/tutorials/ and discussions.
     
  • Best Practices:     

    1.       Organizing professional study tours for the students often every year.

    2.        Inviting eminent Professors from the different Universities to give special Lecture for

                          every semester/year

    3.       Students have been trained to identify a problem and prepare a dissertation on the

                          basis of intensive filed work undertaken for the collection of primary and secondary data..

  • Resources

    * Indian and Foreign Topographical maps. * Meteorological Instruments
    * Aerial Photographs (pairs). * Pocket Stereoscopes
    * Mirror Stereoscope * Over Head Projector
    * Slide Projector * Cartographic Instruments-Planimeter, Opsiometer, pantographs.
    * Wall maps * Survey Instruments-Plane Table, Dumpy level
    * 3-D maps * Prismatic compass ,
    * 3-D Models *Theodolite
    * Globs.

Contact Us

Rani Channamma University,
Vidya Sangama,
P B R H - 4,

Belagavi - 591156
www.rcub.ac.in