DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
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.
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:
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
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
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.