About the Department


‘Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future’

- Michael Palin


The department of Geography started functioning from the academic year 2008-09. On the onset Programme course was introduced with 25 intake capacity affiliated to The University of North Bengal. Initially the department was functioning under the able hands of Mr. Rajib Barman as guest teacher. Later on, Mr. Ranjan Barman, Mr. Mafizul Haque, and Mr. Tarun Barman joined the department. In the year 2017, the department got its first full-time teacher Smt. Anindita Dey for smooth functioning of the department. Currently the department has Programme course only with 50 seat capacity and a total of four teaching faculties – one fulltime teacher and three SACT teachers.


About the Subject

The discipline of Geography is an inter-disciplinary subject. It helps one to make sense of the surrounding of his/her in the best possible way. It will make students understand the world around whether it’s about the physical, social, cultural or economic aspects one is dealing with. It provides students different skill sets like knowledge of basic statistics, computer knowledge, field survey training, mapping techniques to analyse not only geographical but also other day-to-day aspects in a more comprehensive manner. Moreover, in this fast-changing world, geographical knowledge is becoming more important day by day to deal with different regional inequality issues, environmental issues i.e. pollution, global warming etc.; sustainability issues etc. Geographic tools like remote sensing & G.I.S. is now being used everywhere from administration to military. All these skill sets have opened up new job opportunities as well.

Programme Outcome:

Geography mainly concerns changes in spatial attributes in a temporal perspective. The Programme Course in geography is tailored to meet the students’ specific educational and professional goals in mind. It focuses on spatial studies, qualitative as well as quantitative, and emphasises on human-environment relationship. During the first year of the programme, the students are trained on advanced concepts of physical and human geography. The third year allows them to concentrate on specific areas of the subject, on which they complete their field reports. After completing the course, the students will be amply prepared for professional careers in geography and allied disciplines like GIS and Remote Sensing.

Programme Specific Outcome:

  • Student will gain the knowledge of physical geography. Student will have a general understanding about the geomorphological and geotechnical process and formation. They will be able to correlate the knowledge of physical geography with the human geography.
  •  They will be able to acquire the knowledge of Human Geography and will correlate it with their practical life.
  • Student will be able to analyse the problems of physical as well as cultural environments of both rural and urban areas. Moreover they will try to find out the possible measures to solve those problems.
  • They will be eligible for conducting social survey project which is needed for measuring the status of development of a particular group or section of the society.
  •  Application of modern instruments: Students will be able to learn the application of various modern instruments and by these they will be able to collect primary data.

Course Outcomes:

  • It develop the skills including critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning, analysis, interpretations and synthesizing information’s and communication literacy, media and internet literacy, data interpretation and analysis and computer programming.
  • It imparts the knowledge about different places on earth and how they relate with each other.
  • It helps the students to identify and appreciate important events and National and International policies; make better and informed decisions regarding the best use of National resources.
  • It helps the students to know about the relationship between human being and the environment and the general process of natural resources.
  • It enables the students to understand how population growth and technological advances affect the environment.
  • It help the students to gain the understanding of International mattes and multicultural concerns, read maps, interpret local and global information and understand International networks for trade.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Sanjit Kumar Shil Sharma

2022-Till date: Assistant Professor of Geography, Mathabhanga College

2012: PhD, University of North Bengal, West Bengal

2000 – B. Ed., University of North Bengal, West Bengal

1997 – M.A., North Bengal University, West Bengal

Biodata of Dr. Sanjit Kumar Shil Sharma

Ranjan Barman

2020-Till date: SACT teacher in Geography, Mathabhanga College

2011-2020: Guest teacher in Geography, Mathabhanga College

2007: M.A., Gauhati University

2005: B.A. (H), Gauhati University

Biodata of Ranjan Barman

Mafizul Haque

2020 – till date: SACT teacher in Geography, Mathabhanga College

2014 - 2020: Guest Teacher in Geography, Mathabhanga College

2019 onwards: PhD (Pursuing), CMJ University, Meghalaya.

2009: M.A., Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, U.P., India.

Biodata of Mafizull Haque

Tarun Barman

2020 to till date: SACT teacher in Geography, Mathabhanga College

2013 to 2019: Guest teacher In Geography, Mathabhanga college

2019 to till date: PhD (Pursuing), Jadavpur University

2007: M.A., Gauhati University

Biodata of Tarun Barman


Departmental Activities

Teaching Plan

Students are requested to download a comprehensive write-up of the step-by-step teaching methods, the estimated duration of each segment of teaching, and the materials and resources needed for the session by clicking the lnk attached below.

Teaching Plan

Class routine

Students are requested to download the online class routine by clicking the link below.


Parent Teacher Meeting

On behalf of The Department of Geography, Mathabhanga College, a Parent Teacher Meeting was held online via Google Meet Software on 19th August, 2021 for 5th semester & 3rd semesterstudents to discuss the performance of the students and their parent’s feedback on ongoingonline classes due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation.

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Geography Field Trip

Field excursion is an essential part of any geographic study. The department of Geography organises field excursion every year as part of the curriculum.

In the Academic session of 2017-18 the department took its students to Uttar Andaran Kuchlibari village of Mekhliganj Sub-division for Geography field survey. The village is located near the Tin-bigha corridor. It was a one-day excursion where all the students actively took part in the field survey.

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Geography Field Report: (Academic Session: 2021-22)

Field work is an essential part of any geographic study. It helps students to connect with the real world and apply their geographical knowledge in understanding the earth in the best possible way. In theacademic session 2021-22, the department of geography of Mathabhanga College conducted field survey in the Rasikbil village of Tufanganj Sub-division on 26thApril, 2022. Before visiting the field, students were introduced with the concept, nature and importance of field survey. They got to know about the field area and its’ basic demographic as well as the physical and climatological aspects with the help of secondary dataavailable from different sources e.g., Census of India etc.The department teachers taught themhow to prepare a field questionnaire and how to conduct door to door survey.

Detail Report

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