Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.
To promote innovation, research grants activation, international collaboration and academic research to advance enlightened citizenship in a global context for peace and stability of the people, country, and the globe.
To assist in making significant progress in the creation of geographically based scientific truths via the following activities:
Implementing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the natural and social sciences at the regional and international levels, with a focus on our planet's geographical perspective and sustainable development.
Preparing undergraduate and graduate students to address the difficulties inherent in the ongoing development of geospatial science while offering dynamic and rewarding educational experiences.
Using spatial science to address social and environmental problems affecting our state, country, and global society.
M.Sc.in Geography is a Two-year Master
of Science programme. The objective behind of M.Sc. in Geography attempts to bring in an innovative approach in the way of the
subject is perceived and disseminated. The courses offered aims to integrate
both the basic theory and the applied aspects of the subject ..
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 admission shall be made as
per the reservation policy and directions issued in this regard from time to
time by the Government of Karnataka and also as per rules as prescribed by
the University Grant Commission from time to time.
02 Years- 04 Semester CBCS
Mode of Study
A Candidate Successfully
completing M.Sc. Geography, one can find lucrative career opportunities in
government sectors / Organizations and also high productive career in
Teaching, Research and development and GIS and Remote Sensing area of the
Candidates who secured at least
55% of aggregate marks (50% for SC/ST/Cat-1/Physically disabled) or
equivalent grade under grading systems, in their Master Degree or equivalent
examination from the recognized Universities/Institutions.
The admission shall be made as
per the reservation policy and guidelines issued by the Government of
Karnataka and also as per RCUB from time to time.
As per UGC Guidelines
Professor (Presently Registrar (Eval.) of Rani Channamma University, Belagavi) Dr.S.M.Hurakadli has appointed as lecturer in Geography, Karnatak University in the year 1996, Kittur Rani Channamma P.G.Centre, Belagavi. After its bifurcation and named as independent, Rani Channamma University, he worked as in the Department, as Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography, also Director/Dean School of Applied Science, putting more than 32 years of teaching experience. Attended more than 49 conference/seminars. Published 47 research papers in reputed journals. He has undergone six workshops related to GIS and Remote Sensing sponsored by the NRDMS, ISRO, Govt.of India. He is Life Member various academic Professional Bodies. He is Served the University, as Director, College Development Council (CDC). He has served the university at different capacities mainly as a Chairman of BOS and BOE (UG and PG), from 2010 to 2020. Served as Director, P.G Programmes, Syndicate Member and Academic council in the university, and also working as Academic council member at Lingraj College, RLS Science College Belagavi (Autonomous), and BLDE’ College of Commerce, Vijayapur.
Worked as a Chairman of LIC committee, Observer of Indira Gandhi Open University, Observer and examiner at KPSC, Govt of Karnataka and also Observer for NET, SET and JEE examinations conducted by UGC. He has Successfully completed workshop on Tourism Guides Training Programme sponsored by Govt. of Karnataka - 2016-17 and also conducted and carried out academic workshops in the department of Geography. In addition, and also worked as Nodal Officer, Indian Red Cross Society. Working as Executive Committee Member, Youth Red Cross Society, Belgaum Branch. Worked as Acting Vice-Chancellor, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi- 2019. At present he is working as NAAC Peer Committee member co-coordinator, and Registrar (Evaluation), RC university, Belagavi.
Dr.Basavaraj R.Bagade: Assistant Professor and Coordinator,
has obtained M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., K-SET in Geography. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies and Research in Geography, Rani Channamma University since 2012. He has published 45 Research papers in National and International journals and he has attended 49 conferences\seminars\workshops of National and International levels. He has undergone Geo-Spatial training sponsored by the NRDMS, at National Institute of Technology, Suratkal. His area of specialization is Population Geography. Presently 2 students have registered for Ph.D. under his guidance. He has applied for research projects to ICSSR and VGST. He is the Chairman of BOS, BOE, BOAE and Doctoral committee. He is on the Editorial Board of Konkan Geographer, a Multidisciplinary journal. He is also a Member of Professional Bodies like NAGI, UGIT and Konkan Geographer. He worked as hostel warden from 2013 to 2018 at the University. Presently he is co-opted member NAGI, and Presently the Coordinator Department of Geography Since 2020 to Present. With dedication reaching out to the society by organizing extension activities. Department has achieved milestones by establishing MOUs with Institutions of national repute. To cater to a students and faculty members of affiliated colleges, the Department is striving to provide access, expansion and excellence in higher education. The vision of the Department is to make distinctive and significant contributions to the cause of higher education in encouragement to research in frontier areas with geographical relevance that would reflect its mission and goals aptly symbolized by its Theme ‘SAVE ENIVIRONMENT’.
Dr. M.B. Challawadi, Assistant Professor
he Born remote area of a small tinny Village Hanchinal in Agriculture family. Received B.A-(Second Class), M.A-(First Class) and Ph.D.at Karnatak University, Dharwad, in the academic year 1994-95, 1996-98, and 2003 respectively. He worked as Assistant professor in the department of Geography since 2012 to till date. He also worked as a Guest faculty and teaching assistant in the PG department of Geography from 2004 to 2012. His area of specialization is in Urban Geography, Settlement Geography and Geomorphology. He has been awarded Dr. Abdul Kalam Life time achievement National award by international institute for social and economic reforms(R), Bangalore in 2017. He has published more than 10 research papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. Presently he is Guiding 2 Ph.D. Students and also, he is an active member of BOE, BOS and BOAE. He also served as a special officer to Vice Chancellor, director SC/ST cell, Programme officer of NSS and Hostel warden. More...
Mr.Manjunatha N K, Assistant Professor
Procured his M.Sc. degree In Geography from prestigious Bangalore University with first Rank and Gold medal. He has Cleared NET and started his teaching career in 2002. He has 5 years of teaching experience at pre university board and 8 years at PG level. Currently he is serving as an Assistant professor in Geography at Rani Channamma University, Belagavi. He is specialized in population Geography and Gender Geography. He has published more than 14 articles in reputed journals, presented research papers and attended more than 25 state, National and International Conferences, Seminars and workshops. He also Received Honor certificate from the Commissioner, Pre-University Education Board, Govt of Karnataka for giving 100% results in Second PUC for the academic year 2008-09 and 2009-2010. He is also an active member of BOE and BOS.
of Irrigation and its Impact on Agriculture Land use and
Cropping Pattern in Belgaum District – A Geographical Analysis”
Disparities in the Level of Agricultural Development in
the Malaprabha River Commend Area
Basavaraj R. Bagade
Analysis of Land Use/Land Cover In Bagalkot District: Using Remote Sensing
Dr. M. B.
impact of periodic and Regulated Markets on Rural Economy of Gadag District:
A Geographical Analysis
Spatial Patterns and Variations in Literacy and sex Ratio in Belagavi
District, Karnataka A Study in Gender Geography
ON GOING Ph.D. STUDENTS AND TOPICS
Name of the Guide
Name of the Candidate
S. M. Hurakadli
Pattern of Demographic Structure in Chikkodi Taluka- A Geographical Analysis.
of Agriculture and its Deveopment in Vijayapura District : A Geographical
Dispsrties and Public Health Care Facilities in Belgaum District A:
Dynamics of Population in Bagalkot District- A Geographical Analysis
B. R. Bagade
Watershed Development and Management of Lowar Ghataprabha Basin: A
Epidemiology and Public Health Care System in Bagalkot District: A Regional
M. B. Chalawadi
of Periodic and Regulated Markets on the Rural Economy of Gadag District: A
Analysis of Hirannyakeshi River Basin : A Geomorphological Study
COLLABORATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department has collaboration with the
National Institute of Hydrology
OTHERS - INFORMAL (03)
Konkan Geographer Association Sindhdurga
Indian cartographer Association
BEST PRACTICES IN THE DEPARTMENT:
Values and Ethics: Punctuality and promptness of the Faculty, Staff &
Other Activities: Geographical Society, Study
tour & Alumni Association related activities.
of achievement Teachers and Students
and SLET Coaching class
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/EXTENSIONS PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED:
The following are the significant workshops
organized by the Department. The following workshops have been conducted on
Ø “Global Warming and
Disaster Management” by Dr. B. Eshwarappa, Bangalore.
Ø “Climatic Change and
Rainfall Variation” by Purandar, Scientist, Central Ground Water Board,
Ø “Application and remote
Sensing and GIS” by Prof.Krishnamutrthy, University of Mysore, Mysore.
Ø “Solar Energy and its
Utility” by Prof. Jangamashetty, BEC Eng. College, Bagalkot.
Ø NET/SET and other
competitive exams coaching have been given to the students by inviting subject
experts from different universities.
State Tourism Guides
Programme for 6 Months
day national workshop
Integrating GIS with Geography
in association Swastik Edusat
day National Conference
Urbanization, Sustainable Development
And Geospatial Technology
of Geography and Geology syllabus
Spatial Guidelines and Atmanirbhar Bharath
The Department has computer Laboratory with QGIS and Saga software and rich collection of Maps, Topo sheets, Surveying, Metrological Instruments, weather maps and Models. Shortly, the Department shall have fully-equipped Geo -Informatics Laboratory.
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