Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Geography

Department of Geography

The department of geography has been imparting quality research and teaching for over five decades and duly recognized as an institution of quality research and teaching. Established in 1960, the Department of Geography, Panjab University, has achieved a place of eminence in research and teaching. The Department of Geography, Panjab University is one of the country.s premier centres for Post Graduate studies in Geography. It offers opportunities for Ph.D., M.Phil, and Post Graduate Degree in Geography, Remote Sensing & GIS and Disaster Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. The department also offers online courses: M.Sc. in GIS (Geographic Information Systems and Science) and Diploma in Geoinformatics in collaboration with University of Salzburg, Austria.

Courses Offered :

=> Diploma in Geoinformatics
=> Post Graduate Degree in Geography
=> Post Graduate Degree in Remote Sensing
=> Post Graduate Degree in Geographic Information Systems
=> Post Graduate Degree in Disaster Management
=> M.Sc in Geographic Information Systems and Science
=> M.Phil Geography
=> Ph.D Geography

Thrust Areas :

The Department has consistently cultivated Population Geography as one of its major thrust areas since its inception. The Department also holds a place of pride for research in Agricultural Geography, Settlement Geography, Geography and Ecosystems and Remote Sensing and GIS- Applications. The Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Remote Sensing and G.I.S. started by the Department during Phase II of SAP has provided a distinct position to the Department in the country. Other areas of great research interest include: Urban Geography, Biogeography, Administrative Geography with a special focus on Geography and Public Policy, Regional Development, Geomorphology, Ecological Studies, and Political Geography. Research based teaching has been the forte in the Department. At present department have the following thrust areas:

=> Population geography
=> Agriculture Geography
=> Settlement Geography
=> Environment Geography and Remote Sensing
=> GIS Applications

Facilities :

=> The department maintains well-equipped GIS, cartographic, surveying and computer Labs.
=> A Map Reference Centre has been set in dept with the help of Indian National Cartographic Association. The map collection of the department includes Survey of India maps on different scales, covering a large part of the country, wall atlases of all the continents, wall maps of special interest.
=> A large number of latest world and national atlases, aerial photographs and satellite imageries are available in the Department for ready reference.

Department of Geography
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone: +91 172 2534258

Fax: +91 172 2727714

E-mail: [email protected]


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