History of the Department

The inception of P.G. Department of Geography was in the year 1974-75 in the central college campus, Bangalore University. Dr. H.N. Narasimhaih the then hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and Prof. M.S. Shanthaveeraiah were behind the establishment of the Department. The Department grew initially under the stewardship of Dr. C. Naganna, the first Head of the Department. Then Dr. Daksha C. Barai was heading the Department. Later, rotation of chairmanship had been introduced.

The Department offers M.Sc in Geography and P.G. Diploma in Geoinformatics (Self financed scheme) and Ph.D Programmes. There is a greater demand for the graduates from this Department and so is the Demand for the courses too. Since inception 47 Ph.D., degrees have been awarded from the Department.

Chairperson: Dr. Ashok D. Hanjagi

Tenure:  01.06.2019 To 31.05.2021

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A. Courses Offered :

a) M.Sc. in Geography

b) M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science (GIS) -from 2017-18

c) M.Sc. in Natural Disaster Management (NDM)from 2019-20

c) PG Diploma in Geo Informatics

B. Nature of Course:

a) Semester Scheme

b) Semester Scheme

b) Annual Scheme

C. Duration-

a) & b) 4 Semesters (2 years)

c) 1 Year

D. Intake -

a) 30 + Payment Seats -06

b) 12 + 3 for deputed candidates

E. Eligibility: 

a) M.Sc. in Geography & M.Sc. in GIS:

Candidates who have passed any bachelor Degree such as BA/B.Sc./B.Com./BE Examinations of Bangalore University or any other Universities are eligible for admission to the course, provided they have secured 50% marks in the optional subjects (45% for SC / ST / Category-ICandidates).

Further, 50% of the seats are reserved for the candidates who have studied Geography as one of the optional subjects. The remaining 50% of seats are reserved for the candidates who have studied any other optional subjects. If vacancies arise in either of the cases inter-case filling up of seats can be considered.

b) PG Diploma in Geo-informatics: Post graduates in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and Graduation in Civil Engineering and Architecture with 55% of marks. The course is fully self financed. 50% of the seats for Bangalore University Candidates, 25% of seats for candidates belonging to other than Bangalore University within Karnataka state and remaining 25% of seats for the candidates outside Karnataka

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1Dr. Ashok D. HanjagiM.Sc.; Ph.DProfessorUrban Environment Geography and Urban Remote sensing and GIS Profile