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Department Information

Geography department was established in the year 1989. Presently, the college offers Three Year Integrated Bachelor of Arts programme with Geography and Hindi or Geography and English subjects along with the other options. The geography department also runs a Certificate Course in Remote Sensing, GIS and GNSS in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS),. This course is an online course and is conducted in the college using video conferencing. 22 students comprising of present students, some faculty members, alumni of the department and others are enrolled for this course.

The department has expertise in Geographical Information System (GIS), Geo-Spatial Technology and G-Governance. Faculty of the department, Dr. Sardar Patil has provided consultancy services to Grampanchayat of Panutre Village, Taluka-Panhala, Dist-Kolhapur for Cadastral Mapping of the village.

Also, the department actively promotes student research as a regular activity. Students are informed and promoted to participate in seminars/conferences related to the subject as well as to their interests. Students of geography have regularly presented research projects in the Avishkar research project presentation competition.

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Faculty Details

Name: Dr. Sardar A. Patil
Designation: Assistant Professor & Head
Qualification:M.A. Ph.D.
Experience:12 Year/s
Area of Expertise:
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Curriculum Vitae

Course Taught

Presently, the college offers Three Year Integrated Bachelor of Arts programme with Geography and Hindi or Geography and English subjects (three-three papers) along with the other options. This is a six semester integrated programme. The eligibility, subject group combinations that a student can choose at the entry level and other details are detailed in the College Prospectus page. The semester wise Geography courses and their respective syllabi are listed below:

Course Title Course Code Marks for Exam Credits Syllabus
Semester - I
Geography Paper-I Physical Geography Part-I (Landforms) UAGEO101 100 04 Click Here
Semester - II
Geography Paper-I Physical Geography Part-II (Climatology and Oceanography) UAGEO201 100 04
Semester - III
Geography Paper-II Geography of India UAGEO301 100 04 Click Here
Geography Paper-III Human Geography - Part-I UAGEO302 100 04
Semester - IV
Geography Paper-II Geography of Maharashtra UAGEO401 100 04
Geography Paper-III Human Geography - Part-II UAGEO402 100 04
Semester - V
Geography Paper-IV Fundamentals of Physical Geography UAGR401 100 04 Click Here
Geography Paper-V Environmental Geography UAGR501 100 04
Geography Paper-VI (Practical) Topographical ,Thematic Maps and Statistical Techniques) UAGR601 100 04
Semester - VI
Geography Paper-IV Fundamentals of Physical Geography UAGR402 100 04
Geography Paper-V Environmental Geography UAGR502 100 04
Geography Paper-VI (Practical) Topographical ,Thematic Maps and Statistical Techniques) UAGR602 100 04

Course Learning Outcomes

Facilities

The department has a separate Geography laboratory as well as facilities for students.

  • Spacious Laboratory with required Equipments
  • Topographical and Thematic Maps
  • Learning and Scale Cards
  • GPS Instrument - 02 sets
  • Departmental Library
  • Computers with Internet Facility - 02
  • Global Mapper GIS software - 05 Licenses
  • GRAM++ GIS software - 01 License
  • Q-GIS Software - Open Source
  • ILWIS-GIS Software - Open Source

Research

Dr. Sardar Patil, faculty of the department is actively engaged in research.

No. Name PhD Degree Area of Research
1. Dr. Sardar A. Patil Completed Disaster Management and Geo-Spatial Technology

Dr. Patil has completed three Minor Research Projects with financial support from the UGC and the University of Mumbai. Total grant availed for these projects is Rs. 2.00 lac. Project proposals have also been submitted to the funding agencies for approval. The outcome of the research projects is published as papers in reputed research journals.

Completed Faculty Research Projects

Duration Faculty Project Title Funding Agency Grant in Rs.
2008-10 Dr. Sardar A. Patil Management of Flood Disaster in Sangli District of Maharashtra: A Geographical Perspective UGC 65,000/-
2009-12 Environmental Degradation and Environmental Conservation in Sangmeshwar Tehsil with special reference to Devrukh: A Geographical Perspective UGC 1,05,000/-
2014 Application of Geo-Spatial Technology for the sustainable rural development: a case study of village Panutre University of Mumbai 30,000/-
Total 2,00,000/-

Research Papers Published In Journals

No. Name Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals Total Impact Factor (range) h-index
1. Dr. Sardar A. Patil 07 13 0.998--5.2 01

Book Co-Authored

No. Faculty Title Publisher Year ISBN
1. Dr.D.G.Gatade and Dr. Sardar A. Patil Flood Disaster Management in River Basin: Causes, Impacts and Preventive Measures of Floods in Indian Context Lambert Academic Publisher 2012 978-3-659-25961-6

Contribution as Editorial Board Member of Research Journals

  • Member of editorial board of Electronic Interdisciplinary International Research Journal, Mumbai
  • Worked as the referee for TRAJECTORY - a research journal of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha
  • Selected as a regional board member of Ayushi International Research Journal [ISSN 2349-638X]

Student Research Initiatives

  • Every year, students of the department participate in Avishkar Research Convention
  • GIS Enabled Campus is the project completed by students of the department under the guidance of Dr. Sardar Patil
  • During last five years, around 40 students of the department have participated in state/national level seminars /conferences and workshops and some of them have presented research papers

Conference/Workshop/Competitions Organized

No. Title Level Funded by Date
1. Research Paper Presentation Competition State College 14th January, 2011
2. Three days Conference on Population, Environment and Tourism National UGC 3rd to 5th March, 2011
3. Two-days Workshop on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Geography National CSIR 9th and 10th January, 2012

Proceeding Geography National Conference 2011

SOUVENIR Geography National Conference 2011

SOUVENIR FINAL human rights

Activities

Conference / Workshop / Seminar Organized

Conference / Workshop / Competitions Organized

No. Title Level Funded by Date Proceedings
1. Research Paper Presentation Competition for students State College 14th January, 2011 ---
1. Three days Conference on Population, Environment and Tourism National UGC 3rd to 5th March, 2011 Click Here
3. Two-days Workshop on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Geography National CSIR 9th and 10th January, 2012 ---