Department of Geography

Brief Introduction of the Department

Department of Geography, Diamond Harbour Women’s University started its journey towards excellence in January 2014, as a faculty of Science. At present department comprises five faculty members i.e. Professor Sujit Mandal, Dr. Shovan Ghosh, Dr. Kapil Ghosh, Dr. Anindya Basu and Mr. Somnath Sarkar. We have designed our practical course especially more useful with the aid of advance RS-GIS technologies. Our dedicated vision is to provide an updated technological expertise for authentic map making and geo-spatial analysis to the students and certainly it will provide decision support to the decision makers. Department, since from the beginning, encouraged students for appearing in national and state level examinations i.e. NET/SET. In this aim the department have arranged NET/SET Remedial Coaching Class for all students of Geography. At present Department has also opened up Ph.D. courses since 2018.

Thrust Area of Research in the Department

  • Geomorphology and hazard studies
  • Soil Geography and land use
  • Environmental geography
  • Urban and Regional planning
  • GIS and Remote Sensing

Departmental Events

Special Lectures

  • Special Lecture-I [10.03.2018] delivered by Professor D.K. Nayak, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong: on the topic of ‘Making Geography Relevant: The Case of Social Geography’
  • Special Lecture-II [16.03.2018] delivered by Prof. Anuradha Banerjee, Professor, Centre for the study of regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University on the topic of Emerging issues of Environment.
  • Special Lecture-III [16.03.2018] delivered by Prof. Laxmi Narayan Sathpati, University of Calcutta, on the topic of “Contemporary Climate Change-A Review of Global Agenda and Local Adaptation’.
  • Special Lecture-IV [Date-12.06.2018] delivered by Dr. Kalyan Rudra, Chairman, West Bengal Pollution Control Board on topic of “Pollution of Ganga and Its management”.
  • Special Lecture-V [Date-12.06.2018] delivered by Dr. Gokul Chandra Debnath, Scientist F, Indian Meteorological Department, Kolkata on the topic of “Disaster and its Impact on Environment”

Students’ Participation in Extension Activities

Field Works and Visits

  • Optional field at Ghatshila of 4th semester gender geography students: 16.04.2018 to 18.04.2018
  • ducational field tour in Digha (21st to 24th april 2018)
  • Compulsory field at Vishakhapattanam coastal region of 3rd semester: 28.09.2018 to 04.10.2018
  • Cleaning and awareness on plastic pollution of the river front at Diamond Harbour.

Additional Information

  • An Assessment of Agricultural Drought in Kangshabati Irrigation Command Area (KICA) Of West Bengal: A step towards rational management of land and water.” by Prof. Sujit Mandal
  • An Assessment of Changing Course of the River Ganga and Bank Erosion Induced Socio-economic Impact on Human Fabric in Manikchak Diara of Malda District, West Bengal: A Spatio-temporal study for Ex-post Assistance to Erosion Victims By Prof. Sujit Mandal
  • The Physico-Societal Barriers of Access and Success of School Education with Reference to Puncha Block of Purulia District—One of the Backward Districts of West Bengal by Dr. Shovan Ghosh.

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