Department of Geography

 


Contact

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







Year of Establishment
1941


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

Programme
Level of Study
Cut-off Mark at entry
Intake Capacity
M.A / M.Sc. in Geography
2 years
P.G.
In order of merit of B.A. / B.Sc Exam. Generally not below than
58%
120
Ph.D. Research
Post Doctoral Research

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Faculty Members

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

2557-0570,
9344907572

desunil@rediffmail.com
Jayati Hazra Geography of Health and Human Geography 2337-4603

drjayatihazra@yahoo.com

drjayatihazra@cal2.vsnl.net.in
Pannalal Das Pedology and Agricultural Geography

2683-6668
9830503223

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

2406-7232

ghoshar@vsnl.net
Kanan Chatterjee Regional Planning and Economic Geography 2424-7092 kanan_chatterjee01 @yahoo.co.in
Ranjan Basu Pedology, Population and Environmental Geography 30951308 basu_ ranjan2045@yahoo.com
Sukla Bhaduri Regional Planning, Environmental Geography, Urban and Transportation Geography 2442-5103

suklabhaduri@hotmail.comsuklabhaduri@yahoo.co.in

Sunando Bandyopadhyay Geomorphology and Remote Sensing and G I S 2472-9166 sunando@vsnl.com
Readers
Pratima Rohatgi Cartography, Remote Sensing & G I S, Industrial Geography 2248-9651 rohatgipratima@yahoo.co.in
Sumana Bandyopadhyay Regional Planning and Urban Environmental Planning

2355-0239
2358-5231

sumona_bm@yahoo.com
Lecturers

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 ndgeocu@rediffmail.com
Lakshminarayan Satpati Meteorology and Geo-hydrology 9433107963 satpati.ln@hotmail.com
Himanshu Ranjan Betal Cartography and Population Geography   betal_himanshu@yahoo.co.in

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Research Work

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

Geomorphology

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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