Department of Geography
The Department of Geography was established is 1972 to offer teaching and research Programmes in Geography. Geography is a unique discipline integrating subjects from Social sciences, Natural & Physical sciences and Technology. In a very short span it has emerged as a strong discipline and can justifiably claim to be one of the very few Geography Departments in the country that has established a name in the field of Physical Geography. The Department has now acquired necessary infrastructure facilities for teaching and research. It is gratifying to note that alumni of the Department are employed in prestigious institutions like National Remote Sensing Agency, Indian space Research organization, Andhra Pradesh state Remote sensing Application centre, Prestigious Corporate Companies like Rolta-India, Satyam, TCS, Infosys, Infotech, IIC, Navionics, Speck Systems etc. and also in several Universities both in the country and abroad.
The department offers academic Programmes like M.Sc geography, M.Phil and Ph.d Programmes. M.Sc. Geography is a two year post-graduate course, with an annual intake of 32 students, open to I or II class B.Sc. students, and B.A. students with Geography as one of the subjects of study. Along with the introduction of GIS & Remote sensing papers the Course has been modernized to meet the present day demands and trends. Some of the compulsory subjects taught to these students are Cartography, Remote Sensing, GIS, Photo interpretation Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, etc. Fields of research are confined to the above, besides Land use studies using Remote Sensing and GIS.
The Department of geography is known Nationally for its research and publications in the thrust areas. It has made an impressive progress of research in various branches in both physical and socio- economic fronts. The Department has produced 39 Ph.D degrees since inception and has registered 21 Research scholars at present. There are 6 staff members and 3 non-teaching staff members. The department has innovative plans to expand the courses, labs and other infrastructure in phases.
Department of Geography
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
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