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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Geography

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Geography

School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS)

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    3 Years

About the Programme

The B.A.Honours programme in Geography offers a choice of varied papers covering theoretical, practical and applied aspects of the discipline. It is intended to cover both traditional and contemporary framework of study, thus giving a wide scope to the learners to apply their knowledge and skills in real scenarios. Teaching-learning methods have also evolved from purely lecture mode to demonstrative techniques of knowledge enabling process. The Curriculum aims to develop an aptitude towards erudition that is rich in its content as well as it delivers the requirement of the present day society and industry. The curriculum has been carefully designed to include conceptual, practical, experiential and skill building component. The main objective of this new curriculum is to give the students a holistic understanding of the subject, putting equal weightage to the core content and techniques used in Geography.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO1: To understand concepts and principles of different disciplines of Geography.
  • PEO2: To demonstrate a detailed understanding of the selected core discipline of study.
  • PEO3: To apply an independent approach to address various issues related to the core area of specialization by using appropriate theories and methodologies.
  • PEO4: To work as an independent critically discerning and creative participant in the workplace, community and personal life.

Program Outcomes of the BA (Hons.) Geography:

  • PO1: Content Knowledge: Understand the key concepts, constructs and statistical techniques of core geographical concepts.
  • PO2: Understanding of Theory: Identify theories and concepts from classical and contemporary geography theories.
  • PO3: Communication Skills: Demonstrate the ability to enhance geographical knowledge to others.
  • PO4: Research Skills: Develop an ability to use social scientific research methods to address geographical questions.
  • PO5: Analytical Skills: Possess analytical skills in areas such as policy analysis, administration/ management, communication, quantitative analysis and problemsolving.
  • PO6: Values in Geography: Apply a geographical perspective to analyze how social structure manifests itself in their own lives in order to actively participate in civic life.
  • PO7: Assessment: Acquisition of in-depth understanding of the applied aspects of Geography as well as interdisciplinary subjects in everyday life.
  • PO8: Entrepreneur Skills: The application of knowledge gained in the field of Geography in the classroom to the practical solving of societal problems.

Program Specific Outcomes of the BA (Hons.) Geography:

  • PSO1: Acquiring Knowledge of Physical Geography.
  • PSO2: Acquiring Knowledge of Human Geography.
  • PSO3: Analyse the problems of physical as well as cultural environments

This course is for individuals who...

Cleared their 12th / higher secondary examination from any field- Arts/ Commerce/ Science

Students who are looking for...

Basic knowledge on Geography as a spatial science and train the undergraduates to secure employment in the sectors of geospatial analysis, development and planning, mapping and surveying.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 87550 2nd Year 90177 3rd Year 92882
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1950 3800**
Programme Structure

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject Code by UPHED

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

L

T

P

Credits

 

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

1.

27188

BGO 151

A110101T

Physical Geography

4

0

0

4

 

2.

27189

BGO 152

 

Resource Appraisal & Management

4

0

0

4

 

3.

27190

BGO 153

 

Physical Geography of India

5

1

0

6

 

4.

27191

BGO 154

 

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

0

1

4

3

 

5.

 

COC 101

Z010101T

Food, Nutrition and Hygiene

2

0

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

6

27192

BGP 155

A110102P

Cartographic Techniques I

0

0

8

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

23

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject Code by UPHED

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

1.

27193

BGO 156

A110201T

Human Geography

4

0

0

4

2.

27194

BGO 157

 

Geomorphology

4

0

0

4

3.

27195

BGO158

 

India: Contemporary Issues

5

1

0

6

4

27196

BGO159

 

Disaster Management

4

0

0

4

5

27197

BGO160

 

Fundamentals of Geographic Information System and GPS (Vocational)

0

1

4

3

6

 

COC201

Z020201

First aid and Health

2

0

0

2

7.

27198

BGP 161

 

Minor Project

 

 

 

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

8

27199

BGP162

A110202P

Cartographic Techniques II

0

0

8

4

TOTAL CREDITS

29

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject Code by UPHED

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1.

 

BGO 251

A110301T

Environmental Geography

4

0

0

4

2.

 

BGO 252

 

Climatology

4

0

0

4

3.

 

BGO 253

 

Social and Economic Geography of India

5

1

0

6

4.

 

BGO254

 

Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS: Digital Image Processing

0

1

4

3

5.

 

COC301

Z030301

Human Values and Environment studies

2

0

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

6

 

BGP255

A110302P

Statistical Methods in Geography

0

0

8

4

TOTAL CREDITS

23

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject Code by UPHED

Subjec ts

Teaching Load

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1.

 

BGO257

A110401T

Economic Geography

4

0

0

5

2.

 

BGO258

 

Hydrology and Oceanography

4

0

0

5

3.

 

BGO259

A110601T

Regional Geography of India

4

0

0

5

4.

 

BGO260

 

Geography of Tourism

4

0

0

4

5.

 

BGO261

 

Remote Sensing and GIS Applications

0

1

4

3

6.

 

COC401

Z040401

Physical Education and Yoga

2

0

0

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

7

 

BGP262

A110402P

Cartographic Techniques III (Practical)

0

0

8

4

8.

 

BGP263

 

Minor Project

 

 

 

2

TOTAL CREDITS

29

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject Code by UPHED

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1.

 

BGO351

A110501T

Regional Planning and Development

4

0

0

4

2.

 

BGO352

A110502T

Basics Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS

4

0

0

4

3.

 

 

 

RTDC Research Methodology

5

1

0

6

4.

 

COC501

Z050501

Analytic Ability and Digital

Awareness

2

0

0

2

5.

 

BGP353

A110504R

Project I- Field Work based

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

6.

 

BGP354

 

Remote Sensing (Practical)

1

0

6

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

26

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject Code by UPHED

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

1.

 

BGO356

A110602T

Evolution of Geographical Thought

4

0

0

4

2.

 

BGO357

 

Soil and Biogeography

4

0

0

4

3.

 

BGO358

 

Climate Change: Vulnerability and

Adaptation

4

0

0

4

4.

 

COC601

Z060601

Communication Skills and Personality Development

2

0

0

2

.5

 

BGP359

A110604R

Project II- Field Work based

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

6

 

BGP360

A110603P

Geographical Information System

(Practical)

1

0

6

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

24

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1.

 

BGO451

Political Geography

4

0

0

4

2.

 

BGO452

Urban Geography

4

0

0

4

3.

 

BGP453

Project I- Spatial Information Technology based

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

4.

 

BGP454

Political Geography- Practical

0

0

4

2

5.

 

BGP455

Urban Geography- Practical

0

0

4

2

TOTAL CREDITS

20

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code by Sharda

Subject s

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1.

 

BGO456

Agricultural Geography

3

1

0

4

2.

 

BGO457

Population Geography

3

1

0

4

3.

 

BGP458

Project I Spatial Information Technology Based

 

 

 

8

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

4.

 

BGP459

Agricultural Geography- Practical

0

0

4

2

5.

 

BGP460

Population Geography- Practical

0

0

4

2

TOTAL CREDITS

20

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with minimum 50% marks.
  • Proficiency in English Communication.
     
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Cartographer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Town planner 
  • Geographical information systems (GIS) officer
  • Conservation and Recycling officer
  • International aid/development worker
  • Landscape architect
  • Logistics and distribution manager
  • Market researcher
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Tourism officer
  • Transport planner
  • Teacher & Academician
  • Researcher in various organizations/Research Institutes

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