Board of Studies:
Department of Geography, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College has a rich history, where Undergraduate Programme was running successfully since the beginning (i.e. General course from 1966 and Honours Course from 1981). Reputed faculty members, specialized in different branches of geography, used to teach here, and along with the active assistance of few non-teaching staffs, this department quickly climbed the peak of popularity in terms of academic credentials. Since then, an idea was floated to attach a Post-Graduate Department with it, to provide a fillip to meaningful teaching-learning process and bolster academic research. Finally, this PG Department started to offer a full-time two years programme i.e. Master in Science degree in Geography from 2015.
At present, this Post-Graduate Department of Geography is focusing broadly on Human Geography – that means some of its branches like Social and Cultural Geography, Population Geography, Regional Development and Urban Planning. To teach these modules in details, this department is humbly proud to have its existing pool of faculty members. Their varied academic interests include studies on urban society, social change, urban micro-environmental issues,urban governance, urban poverty, population-environment-welfare dynamics, urban geomorphology, gendered space, cartographic application in urban and regional studies, tourism and so on.
Along with it, rich seminar library and well-equipped Remote Sensing and GIS laboratory help this teaching-learning process. Recently installed wi-fi system is also an added-on facility. Multidisciplinary knowledge sharing platform, through engagement of other departments of this college, is currently being promoted. Moreover, fieldwork-cum-excursion, occurring in different regions of West Bengal and India also boost academic environment of this department. Active participation of students in oral presentation and poster presentationin seminars is highly encouraged. Last but not the least, student-teacher interaction, through a formal channel of classroom discussion and an informal channel of out-of-classroom discussions on pertinent socio-cultural and environmental issues is fostered.
Geography, located in a zone of convergence of physical and social sciences, offers diversified opportunities to students who wish to pursue further research in institutions offering population studies (like IIPS, Mumbai), urban and regional planning courses (like CEPT, Ahmedabad and SPA, Delhi). Some of them can opt for jobs in leading NGOs, consultancy agencies and research institutions.
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