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Department of Geography

Department of Geography

Department of Geography

P.G. Department of Geography came to existence in the year 1974-75. Dr. H.N. Narasimhaih (hon"ble Vice Chancellor), Prof. M.S. Shanthaveeraiah were behind the establishment of Department of Geography. The department grew initially under the stewardship of Dr.C. Naganna. The first Head of the Department. In the year 1977, the Department got one Reader and two lecturers with Dr. Daksha C. Baraj becoming the Chairperson of the Department. From 1992-93 onwards, the Department came uder the rotation of Chairmanship. The Department developed under the chairmanship of Dr. A.S. Rayamana, Dr.B. Eswarappa, Sri .P.V.Herur, Dr.B.L. Bhandi, Dr. A.K.Wodeyar. Presently there are three Professors --- Dr. A.S.Rayamane, Dr.B.Eswarappa and Dr. A.K. Wodeyar, one Reader ----- Dr. Ashok. D. Hanjagi, one senior lecturer ------ Shri. I.N. Patil and two Guest Faculty ---- Mrs. Priya Narayanan and Mrs. Rita Basanna with four non - teaching staffs make the Department operational. Every year there is potential demand for the admissions. More than 30 Ph.Ds have been awarded. The students of the Departments have been absorbed in many sectors like Government services, M.N.C"s and Entrepreneurs. In December 2005, the Department organized XXVII IGC-NAGI, a national meet. Presently, the Department has close contact with NNRMS, ISRO. By their collaboration, the Department functions as nodal center for Geoinformatics. The Department is heading to sign a MOU with Department of Geography, Sydney University, Australia for Indo - Australian collaboration research work. The Department along with M.Sc Geography course also has introduced P.G. Diploma in Geoinformatics in the year 2004-05. The Department is marching towards future with wealth of toposheets, satellite imageries, aerial photos, cybernetics and advanced software like ERDAS,. ARCGIS etc. The teaching is through modern aids and methods.

Department of Geography
Bangalore University, Bangalore
Bangalore, Karnataka


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