Department of Geography



35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 019
Phone: 033-2461 4965 (Extn. 238) and 033-2870 2726

Year of Establishment

The Department at a Glance

Brief history and development:

The Department of Geography, University of Calcutta was founded on 9th August, 1941 under the able leadership of Prof S. P. Chatterjee, Padmabhushan in the College Street Campus, and it was shifted to the Science College at Taraknath Palit Campus, Ballygunge in the early 1960’s where Prof. N. K. Bose, Prof Kanan Gopal Bagchi et al took active initiative for its development. The department has so far produced two D.Litts, two D.Scs and over one hundred sixty Ph.D. Scholars. Alumni of this department have made significant contributions in various states of India and also in different countries of the world.

No. of students intake: 120

No. of research scholars: 6 excluding self-financed scholars numbering more than a dozen

Ongoing research projects: Major-2, Minor-1

Faculty members-sanctioned positions-15, vacant-2

Courses Offered

Level of Study
Cut-off Mark at entry
Intake Capacity
M.A / M.Sc. in Geography
2 years
In order of merit of B.A. / B.Sc Exam. Generally not below than
Ph.D. Research
Post Doctoral Research

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Faculty Members

Name Specialisation Phone No. E-Mail
Subhash Ranjan Basu Geomorphology & Environmental Geography

Jayati Hazra Geography of Health and Human Geography 2337-4603
Pannalal Das Pedology and Agricultural Geography


Apurbarabi Ghosh Cartography, Quantitative Geography, Remote Sensing & G I S

Kanan Chatterjee Regional Planning and Economic Geography 2424-7092 kanan_chatterjee01
Ranjan Basu Pedology, Population and Environmental Geography 30951308 basu_
Sukla Bhaduri Regional Planning, Environmental Geography, Urban and Transportation Geography 2442-5103

Sunando Bandyopadhyay Geomorphology and Remote Sensing and G I S 2472-9166
Pratima Rohatgi Cartography, Remote Sensing & G I S, Industrial Geography 2248-9651
Sumana Bandyopadhyay Regional Planning and Urban Environmental Planning


Sudhir Malakar
(Selection Grade)

Regional Planning and Geography of Tourism, Social Geography 2497-0737  
Nilanjana Das (Senior) Medical Geography, Cultural Geography, Geography of Tourism 2432-9075
Lakshminarayan Satpati Meteorology and Geo-hydrology 9433107963
Himanshu Ranjan Betal Cartography and Population Geography

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Research Work

Major thrust areas in which Research activities are being actively pursued :


Environmental Geography

Industrial Geography
Agricultural Geography

Regional Planning

Medical Geography

Ongoing Research Projects

Funding Agency & Project Title
University Grant Commission, A systematic study of landslides in Darjeeling & Sikkim.

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