Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur

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Department of Geography

Department of Geography

The University department started its functioning on 16th July 1958, one year after the inception of University. Geography Department of the Maharana Pratap Degree College, Gorakhpur was merged in the university. At this time there were only three faculties in the department. Dr. Mahatma Singh as the Head of the department and Dr. Chandra Badan Tiwari and Dr. (Miss) Surinder Pannu as lecturers. The department imparted only undergraduate teaching till 1959. Mr. S. Bandopadhyay joined the department as a temporary lecturer in 1959 and left the department after one year. In 1960 the number of staff members increased when Ramesh Dutta Dikshit joined as lecturer coming from Allahabad. It was in 1961 that the first batch of post-Graduate in Geography passed out from the department. Since then the number of geography students kept on swelling for quite a few years. Further it was decided that teacher candidate could appear privately in the "subject. The courses offered by the department were generally traditional geography; at that time the emphasis was given on physical, human and Regional geography.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A Geography
=> Ph.D Geography


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