Being initiated in September 1995, the Dept. of Geography and Environment Management experiences a steep
growth and presently has faculty strength of 6 members and student strength of 120.
Department has been Recognised Under Various Schemes :
The departmental infrastructure is sponsored by DST-FIST Programme from 2005 onwards.
A sophisticated Digital Laboratory with all modern RS-GIS software has been established
with the help of Deptt. Of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
The current Post-Graduate curriculum includes following emerging issues:
- Environmental hazards and disasters along with their rational management
- Planning for the development of backward areas
- Resource management at the village level using Remote Sensing and GIS tools
- Landuse and land cover changes and their environmental consequences
- Contemporary philosophical developments in Geographical academics
- Population-Environment-Development debates
- Globalization, Privatization and Liberalization and the politics involved
- Coastal environmental concerns at the face of Global Climatic Change
- Water, Land and Energy crisis and related issues
- Analysis and synthesis of spatial information with Remote sensing & GIS
- Advanced quantitative techniques in exploring geo-spatial data
- Modern survey techniques and mapping
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
ASSESSMENT OF THE REGIONAL PROBLEMS
The department looks forward to evaluate the regional resource endowment along with the problems in utilizing them. As such the vision of the department has been set to appraise and manage the quasi-natural hazards associated with land degradation, forest resource depletion, coastal erosion, flooding and water logging, drought, economic backwardness in marginal environments, problems of adjustment in the increasing uncertainties etc. which have assumed regional importance.
EXPLORATION OF REGIONAL POTENTIALITIES
The department carries out researches to explore the regional potentialities through promotion of tourism and recreation, sustainable use of forest resources, scientific operation of marine and farm fishing, commercialization of agricultural activities and exploration of market opportunities, mobilization of water resources and environmental evaluation of terrains for their judicious utilization.
ESTIMATION OF REGIONAL RISKS
The catchment area of the university is liable to be specifically affected by flooding, erosion or cyclones depending on terrain characters and situations. It is an urgent task of the department to estimate the vulnerabilities of the people to those risks and frame management strategies to combat them.