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Department of Geography

History and Background

The Department of Geography is relatively a new department in the history of Berhampore Girls’ College. It made its maiden voyage in 2010-11, with general pass course. Later on in 2015, the department got updated and achieved the key to run Undergraduate Honours course. Now the Department has emerged as one of the most well equipped and well managed undergraduate department of Berhampore Girls’ College. Not only this, this Department has kept its foot print in making history by giving every year rank holders in Kalyani University. The glorious history of this college and its locational factor are the key advantages of this department to shine as a path maker in Murshidabad district. The department has assemblage of competent faculties, all having UGC level qualifications and pedagogical efficacy and experiences. The department has its unique feedback system, internal evaluation system and monitoring system for students, which enhances the quality of study of students.

Best of Us

The laboratory of the department is well equipped with both conventional and advanced technology-based instruments and tools, computers and Wi-Fi facility. The department is having its own rich library with relevant books for every semester for the use of students and teachers. Very soon this department is going to build its own Computer lab for mostly Geo-informatics related work and for Basic computer application. This year this department is going to take subscription to a number of renowned geographical journals.

The department organizes remedial as well as extra classes from resource persons of different institutions. The students of the department are doing pretty well in university level with ranks. Grooming classes arranged for final year students every year are really fruitful. So far Five batches have passed out and many students of the department are doing higher level studies in renowned universities of India.

The cultural ingenuity of the students are framed in the Wall magazines and creativity section of the department. Educational tours arranged every year are the modes of refreshment that tighten the teacher student bonding and make a healthy atmosphere for easy exchange of views between teachers and students.

The Department arrange guardian meeting for all semester at least in a year. Apart from these teachers are regularly attached with the guardian of the students if needed. Guardian feed back and students feed back are also taken for the improvement of teaching learning method.

Special focus is given to the slow and advance learner using innovative teaching learning method.

Apart from the University exam and internal exam (centrally conducted by the college) the Department of Geography organises class test and revision test after completing portion of the syllabus/unit/chapter.

Our resource persons:

This department has quality of teachers with required qualification as per order of the University Grant Commission and Higher Education Department of West Bengal.

  1. Md Imanur Islam

(Head of the Department)


MA, M.Ed., B.Ed., ADPCHN, DITA, PDPET, Certificate Course in RS and Geo-informatics

Email id:

Mobile: +919434356876


            He is the senior faculty of this department who joined this department in 2013. He belongs to a village near Dhuliyan within this district and finished his schooling from Kanchantala JDJ Institution in 2007 then he joined Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University for his Graduation and Master’s Degree. During his Master degree he passed UGC NET in December 2011 as an appeared candidate. He finished his masters with university rank in 2012 and next to that year he joined Berhampore Girls’ College in Department of Geography. After that he has done B.Ed degree from Choudhury Devilal University and M.Ed from Hemchand Yadav university which was formerly known as Durg University. He was associated with research work as MPhil candidate from North Bengal University.


Basundhara Mondal

Dhiraj Sarkar




The Department of Geography should act as nodal research agency in various sub-disciplines with special thrust in spatial data handling. It aims to fill the gap between the entrepreneurs and the academicians in executing regional development plans to fulfil the needs of the people of this economically backward part of the state.


  • To run the academic programmes of the department with utmost care to our beloved and most valued students.


  • To extend research activities in varying sub disciplines of the subject by undertaking various research projects.


  • To organize training programmes and workshops in RS-GIS & GPS technology, Surveying etc. for the creation of awareness as well as women empowerment with this newly emerging tool of geography among the learners in this prospective district.


Courses offered:


At present this department is offering two basic courses, i.e.,

BA/BSC Major and BA/BSC Minor as per NEP 2020 & UGC guidelines under Kalyani university Course framework.

Along with above this Department is also running BA/BSC Geography Honours and Program as per CBCS rules which will be end with the completion of the course of the running students of this CBCS framework.

In very near time this Department is also planning to introduce short time practical based Certificate and Diploma courses on Remote Sensing & GIS and Surveying which will open the door of numerous job opportunity for female. These initiatives will help to promote women empowerment in this District.



What is BA and BSC Geography?


BA and BSc in Geography are undergraduate degree programs offered by universities and colleges. They are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's physical and human processes, landscapes, and environments.


BA in Geography (Bachelor of Arts in Geography):

This program typically focuses on the human and social aspects of geography. Students studying BA Geography often explore topics related to human interactions with the environment, cultural landscapes, urban planning, population dynamics, globalization, and societal impacts on the planet. The program may include coursework in areas such as cultural geography, economic geography, political geography, and urban studies. A BA in Geography can lead to careers in urban planning, environmental management, social research, international development, and more.


BSc in Geography (Bachelor of Science in Geography):

The BSc program in Geography tends to emphasize the scientific and physical aspects of the field. Students in this program often delve into topics such as physical geography, geomorphology, climatology, cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). The BSc program may involve a stronger focus on research, data analysis, and scientific methodologies. Graduates with a BSc in Geography may pursue careers in environmental science, natural resource management, GIS analysis, climatology, and academia.


Both BA and BSc Geography programs typically involve a mix of classroom lectures, fieldwork, laboratory exercises, and research projects. Students in both programs gain skills in critical thinking, data analysis, spatial reasoning, and communication. The choice between a BA or BSc in Geography depends on the student's interests and career goals. Some universities might offer specialized tracks within these programs, allowing students to tailor their studies to specific subfields of Geography.


It's important to check with specific institutions to understand the exact curriculum and focus of their BA and BSc Geography programs, as the content and emphasis can vary between universities.


Branches of Geography


Geography is a diverse and multidisciplinary field that studies the Earth's physical features, human societies, and their interactions. As a result, there are several branches or subfields within geography, each focusing on specific aspects of the Earth and its processes. Here are some major branches of geography:


  1. Physical Geography:
  1. Geomorphology: Study of landforms, their origin, evolution, and the processes shaping Earth's surface.
  2. Climatology: Examination of climate patterns, weather systems, and atmospheric processes.
  3. Biogeography: Analysis of the distribution of plants and animals across geographic space.
  4. Hydrology: Study of water resources, including rivers, lakes, groundwater, and precipitation.
  5. Pedology: Investigation of soils, their formation, composition, and spatial distribution.
  1. Human Geography:
  1. Cultural Geography: Study of human cultures, their spatial distribution, and cultural landscapes.
  2. Economic Geography: Analysis of economic activities, trade, resources, and their geographic patterns.
  3. Political Geography: Exploration of political boundaries, territories, geopolitics, and international relations.
  4. Population Geography: Examination of population distribution, migration, demographics, and urbanization.
  5. Urban Geography: Focus on cities, urbanization, urban planning, and the socio-spatial aspects of urban areas.
  1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS):

Utilization of computer technology to capture, manage, analyze, and visualize geographic data.

  1. Geomatics:

Integration of geography, surveying, and mapping to measure, analyze, and manage spatial data.

  1. Cartography:

Creation and interpretation of maps, including thematic, topographic, and interactive maps.

  1. Environmental Geography:

Study of human-environment interactions, environmental issues, and sustainable practices.

  1. Geopolitics:

Exploration of the relationship between political power, geography, and international affairs.

  1. Tourism Geography:

Examination of travel patterns, tourist destinations, and their social, economic, and environmental impacts.

  1. Transportation Geography:

Analysis of transportation networks, infrastructure, and the movement of people and goods.

  1. Health Geography:

Study of spatial patterns of health and disease, healthcare access, and medical geography.

  1. Rural Geography:

Focus on rural areas, agriculture, rural development, and the challenges faced by rural communities.

  1. Historical Geography:

Exploration of how geographic landscapes have evolved over time and the influence of historical events.

  1. Development Geography:

Study of economic, social, and political processes influencing development and underdevelopment.

  1. Regional Geography:

Examination of specific regions, their characteristics, and spatial patterns.

  1. Landscape Ecology:

Analysis of how landscapes are structured, how they function ecologically, and their role in habitat connectivity.

These branches often overlap and interact, reflecting the interconnected nature of the Earth's physical and human systems. Geographers may specialize in one or more of these branches based on their interests and career goals.



Scope of BA and BSc Geography:


The scope of a BA or BSc in Geography is quite diverse and offers a range of career opportunities and further education options. Here are some potential avenues for graduates of BA and BSc Geography programs:


1. Environmental Management and Sustainability:

Graduates can work in roles related to environmental consulting, sustainable resource management, conservation planning, and environmental impact assessment.


2. Urban and Regional Planning:

Geography graduates can contribute to urban and regional planning by assisting in the development of sustainable cities, transportation systems, and land-use strategies.


3. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing:

GIS specialists use spatial data and mapping technology for various applications, such as urban planning, disaster management, environmental monitoring, and business analysis.


4. Cartography and Mapping:

Cartographers create and design maps for various purposes, including navigation, land-use planning, tourism, and scientific research.


5. Climatology and Meteorology:

Graduates may pursue careers in weather forecasting, climate research, and environmental monitoring, especially those with a BSc in Geography.


6. Natural Resource Management:

Geography professionals can work in roles involving the sustainable management of natural resources, such as water, forests, minerals, and wildlife.


7. International Development and Humanitarian Aid:

Geographers can contribute to development projects by analyzing socio-economic factors, cultural landscapes, and environmental issues in different regions.


8. Research and Academia:

Graduates can pursue further studies (master's or PhD) and enter the academic field as researchers, professors, or educators.


9. Geospatial Technology Industries:

With the increasing importance of geospatial data, graduates can work in industries related to satellite imagery, geospatial technology, and location-based services.


10. Tourism and Travel Industry:

Geography graduates may find roles in travel planning, tourism development, and destination marketing, utilizing their knowledge of different landscapes and cultures.


11. Social and Cultural Analysis:

Those with a BA in Geography can explore careers in social research, cultural studies, and community development, focusing on human-environment interactions.


12. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs):

Graduates can work with NGOs focusing on environmental conservation, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and community development.


These are just a few examples of the potential career paths for BA and BSc Geography graduates. The versatility of geography degrees allows individuals to apply their skills and knowledge across various sectors and industries. It's important for students to explore their interests and tailor their studies and experiences to align with their chosen career paths.



Job opportunities after Geography honours:


After completing a Geography Honours degree, you'll have a diverse range of job opportunities available to you. The specific roles you can pursue will depend on your skills, interests, specialization within geography, and any additional qualifications or experiences you acquire. Here are some potential job opportunities:


  1. Urban Planner: 

Develop and implement plans for land use in urban and rural areas, considering factors like infrastructure, transportation, and environmental sustainability.


  1. GIS Specialist: 

Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and visualize spatial data for various purposes, such as urban planning, environmental monitoring, and business analysis.


  1. Environmental Consultant: 

Advise organizations on environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and sustainable practices.


  1. Cartographer:

Create and design maps for navigation, land-use planning, tourism, and scientific research.


  1. Climate Analyst: 

Study climate patterns, analyze weather data, and contribute to research on climate change and its impacts.


  1. Remote Sensing Analyst

Interpret satellite and aerial imagery to gather information about the Earth's surface for applications like agriculture, natural resource management, and disaster response.


  1. Sustainability Officer: 

Work with organizations to develop and implement environmentally friendly practices and policies.


  1. Natural Resource Manager

Oversee the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources such as forests, water, and minerals.


  1. Tourism Planner: 

Plan and develop tourism strategies for destinations, focusing on preserving natural and cultural resources.


  1. Community Development Worker: 

Work with communities to address social, economic, and environmental challenges and promote sustainable development.


  1. Market Research Analyst: 

Use geographic data to analyze market trends and consumer behavior for businesses and organizations.


  1. Risk Analyst

Assess and manage natural and environmental risks for insurance companies, government agencies, and private organizations.


  1. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Worker: 

Contribute to projects related to environmental conservation, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and community development.


  1. Climatologist:

Study climate patterns and their effects on weather, agriculture, and ecosystems.


  1. Researcher or Academic: 

Pursue further education (master's or PhD) and enter academia or research institutions as a geography specialist.


  1. Geospatial Analyst: 

Process and analyze geospatial data for various industries, such as agriculture, forestry, and urban planning.


  1. Geography Teacher or Professor: 

Educate the next generation by teaching geography at schools, colleges, or universities.


  1. Transportation Planner: 

Focus on designing efficient transportation systems and improving traffic flow in urban areas.


Remember, the scope of job opportunities also depends on the job market in our region and our willingness to relocate if needed. Additionally, gaining practical experience through internships, research projects, and networking can greatly enhance your job prospects. It's important to continually update your skills and knowledge in the field to remain competitive in the job market.


Higher studies in India after Geography Major & Honours:

After completing a Geography Honours degree in India, you have several options for pursuing higher studies to further enhance your skills and knowledge in the field. Here are some common pathways:


  1. Master's in Geography (M.A. or M.Sc.):

Pursuing a master's degree in Geography allows you to specialize in a specific area of interest, such as urban geography, environmental management, GIS, or climatology. Many universities in India offer M.A. or M.Sc. programs in Geography.


  1. Master's in Environmental Study/Management:

You can opt for a master's program in Environmental Study or Environmental Management to focus on sustainable development, conservation, and environmental policy.


  1. Master's in Urban Planning or Regional Planning:

If you're interested in urban issues and urban development, you can pursue a master's degree in Urban Planning or Regional Planning.


  1. Master's in Remote Sensing and GIS:

Specialize in geospatial technology and applications by enrolling in a master's program in Remote Sensing and GIS.


  1. Master's in Disaster Management:

This program focuses on disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery, which can be particularly relevant given the increasing frequency of natural disasters.


  1. Master's in Development Studies or Rural Development:

Explore the socio-economic and environmental aspects of development by enrolling in a master's program in Development Studies or Rural Development.


  1. Master's in Geoinformatics:

Geoinformatics combines geography, computer science, and remote sensing for advanced applications in spatial data analysis and management.


  1. Master's in Environmental Economics:

Study the economic aspects of environmental issues, such as resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, and sustainability.


  1. Master's in Climatology or Atmospheric Science:

Focus on studying climate patterns, atmospheric processes, and their impact on the environment.


  1. Master's in Social Work (MSW):

You can specialize in areas like community development, social and environmental justice, and sustainable livelihoods.


  1. M.Phil.:

Consider pursuing a research-oriented master's degree that involves independent research and can be a stepping stone to a Ph.D. At present it is not running as per NEP 2020 guidelines.


  1. Ph.D. in Geography or Related Fields:

If you're interested in pursuing a research and academic career, a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is an option.


N.B: It's important to research different universities and programs to find the one that aligns with your interests and career goals. Admission requirements (eligibility for the course), application deadlines, and curriculum may vary between institutions. Candidate should research deeply about the course eligibility before setting his/her goal for higher studies as it differs time to time. Additionally, consider factors such as faculty expertise, research opportunities, and alumni outcomes when making your decision.


Preparing for higher studies often involves taking entrance exams, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or university-specific entrance tests. You may also need to submit letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and academic transcripts as part of the application process.



Top Universities in India for Higher Studies after Geography Honours:


As of my knowledge cutoff date in September 2021, there are several prestigious universities in India that offer excellent programs for higher studies in Geography and related fields. Keep in mind that rankings and offerings can change over time, so it's important to research and verify the latest information before making a decision. Here are some of the top universities in India known for their Geography and related programs:


  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi:

JNU offers a strong Geography department with various postgraduate and research programs. It is renowned for its academic rigor and research opportunities.


  1. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi:

BHU's Department of Geography offers M.A. and M.Sc. programs in Geography. The university is known for its contributions to geographical research.


  1. University of Delhi (DU), Delhi:

DU offers M.A./M.Sc. Geography programs through various colleges. The university has a rich academic tradition and a strong faculty.


  1. Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi:

JMI offers postgraduate programs in Geography, focusing on both human and physical geography aspects.


  1. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh:

AMU's Department of Geography offers postgraduate programs and has a long-standing reputation in geographical studies.


  1. University of Calcutta, Kolkata:

The university offers M.A./M.Sc. programs in Geography and is known for its historical contributions to geographical research.


  1. University of Pune, Pune:

The university offers postgraduate programs in Geography, and the department is known for its research and teaching.


  1. Punjab University, Chandigarh:

The university offers M.Sc. Geography programs with a focus on various subfields, including human geography and GIS.


  1. University of Madras, Chennai:

The university offers M.A. and M.Sc. programs in Geography, focusing on both physical and human geography.


  1. Osmania University, Hyderabad:

The university offers M.A./M.Sc. programs in Geography, with a focus on research and academic excellence.


  1. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai:

TISS offers M.A. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, focusing on environmental and developmental aspects.


  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai:

IIT Bombay offers M.Tech. programs in Geoinformatics, focusing on GIS and remote sensing applications.


Please note that admission criteria, application deadlines, and program offerings can vary between universities. It's essential to visit the official websites of these institutions to gather the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding their programs, admission processes, faculty, and research opportunities. Additionally, consider factors such as faculty expertise, research facilities, alumni outcomes, and your own academic and career goals when choosing a university for higher studies.



List of prominent geographers of the world


Certainly, here is a list of some prominent geographers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the field of geography:


Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) - German geographer, naturalist, and explorer known for his work on physical geography and biogeography. He laid the foundation for the study of ecosystems and environmental relationships.


Carl Ritter (1779–1859) - German geographer often referred to as the "Father of Modern Geography." He contributed to the development of regional geography and emphasized the importance of studying the relationships between physical and human geography.


Ellen Churchill Semple (1863–1932) - American geographer known for her work in human geography, particularly cultural and anthropogeography. She examined the influence of environment on human societies and cultures.


Paul Vidal de la Blache (1845–1918) - French geographer known for his contributions to the study of regional geography. He emphasized the importance of understanding the relationships between people and their environment.


Sir Halford John Mackinder (1861–1947) - British geographer, often referred to as the "Father of Geopolitics." He formulated the "Heartland Theory," which explored the geopolitical significance of Central Asia.


Jean Gottmann (1915–1994) - French-American geographer known for his work on urban geography and the concept of megalopolis, which refers to large interconnected urban regions.


Doreen Massey (1944–2016) - British geographer known for her contributions to social geography and spatial theory. She emphasized the dynamic and complex nature of space and place.


Yi-Fu Tuan (born 1930) - Chinese-American geographer known for his work in humanistic geography. He explored the relationships between individuals and their environment, focusing on the emotional and symbolic aspects of space.


David Harvey (born 1935) - British-American geographer and social theorist known for his work on urbanization, Marxist geography, and critical theory.


Edward Soja (1940–2015) - American geographer known for his contributions to urban studies and spatial justice. He coined the term "Third space" to describe the interconnectedness of physical and mental spaces.


Michael Palin (born 1943) - While primarily known as a comedian and actor, Michael Palin's travel documentaries have contributed to popularizing geography and showcasing the cultural and natural diversity of the world.


Harm de Blij (1935–2014) - Dutch-American geographer known for his contributions to geographic education and his work on geopolitics.


These are just a few examples of prominent geographers who have shaped the field over the years. The field of geography is vast, and many geographers have made important contributions across various subfields and areas of study.


Who is the Father of Geography?


The title of "Father of Geography" is often attributed to Eratosthenes, an ancient Greek scholar who lived around 276–194 BC. Eratosthenes was a polymath who made significant contributions to various fields, including mathematics, astronomy, and geography.


Eratosthenes is particularly known for his work in calculating the Earth's circumference with remarkable accuracy. He devised a method to measure the Earth's size using the angle of the sun's rays at two different locations, Syene and Alexandria, and the distance between them. His calculations were remarkably close to the actual Earth's circumference.


In addition to his work on Earth's dimensions, Eratosthenes also produced a map of the known world, which provided a foundation for the development of cartography. He coined the terms "geography" and "geodesy" and contributed to the understanding of latitude and longitude.


Eratosthenes' contributions to geography laid the groundwork for many concepts and methods still used in the field today. While he is often referred to as the "Father of Geography," it's important to note that many other scholars and explorers have also played significant roles in the development of geography over the centuries.


List of Prominent Indian Geographers


Certainly, here is a list of some prominent Indian geographers who have made significant contributions to the field of geography:


Vidya Sagar Nautiyal (1936–2007) - An eminent Indian geographer known for his research in population geography and environmental studies. He was a pioneer in studying the human-environment relationship in the Himalayan region.


Radha Kamal Mukherjee (1914–1968) - A prominent Indian geographer known for his work on urban geography, regional development, and historical geography.


S. P. Chatterjee (1918–2006) - Renowned for his research on agricultural geography and rural development. He played a key role in shaping agricultural policies in India.


K. S. Valdiya (born 1938) - A geologist and geographer known for his studies on the geological history of the Indian subcontinent, particularly the Himalayas.


S. R. Kashyap (born 1947) - Noted for his contributions to urban geography, especially urbanization in India. He has also worked on urban planning and sustainable development.


Ravi S. Singh (born 1949) - A leading Indian geographer known for his research on agricultural geography, rural development, and spatial analysis.


Rajiv Sinha (born 1957) - Renowned for his work in fluvial geomorphology, sedimentology, and the study of river systems, particularly the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta.


Sudipta Sengupta (born 1953) - Known for his contributions to urban geography, migration studies, and regional development planning.


Sarojini Nadimpally (born 1961) - An Indian geographer who has focused on gender, development, and social justice issues in her research.


R. B. Singh (born 1950) - Known for his work in environmental geography, remote sensing, and natural resource management.


P. K. Chaubey (born 1949) - An expert in rural development, agricultural geography, and land resource management.


Harjit Kaur (born 1959) - Noted for her research in agricultural geography, rural development, and gender studies.


Ranjit Singh Ghuman (born 1952) - A geographer known for his contributions to regional development planning, rural studies, and social geography.


Sanjoy Chakravorty (born 1965) - Known for his research on urbanization, regional development, and migration, with a focus on India and the global South.


Anant Maringanti (born 1967) - An urban geographer and urban studies scholar known for his work on cities, urbanization, and urban development in India.


These are just a few examples of prominent Indian geographers who have made significant contributions to the field. Many Indian geographers continue to conduct research and contribute to various aspects of geography, including physical geography, human geography, urban studies, environmental studies, and more.



Who is known as Father of Indian Geography?


Dr. Surya Prasad Chatterjee (1890–1960) is often referred to as the "Father of Indian Geography." He made significant contributions to the field of geography in India and played a crucial role in establishing and promoting geography as an academic discipline in the country.


Dr. Chatterjee's work encompassed various aspects of Indian geography, including economic, regional, and social geography. He conducted extensive research on agricultural geography, rural development, and land-use patterns in India. His studies focused on understanding the spatial distribution of agricultural practices, resources, and rural settlements.


In addition to his research, Dr. Chatterjee played an instrumental role in the academic development of geography in India. He served as the founder and first head of the Department of Geography at the University of Calcutta. He also contributed to the establishment of the Indian National Science Academy and the Indian Geographical Society. His efforts helped shape the curriculum and direction of geography education and research in India.


Dr. Surya Prasad Chatterjee's pioneering work and contributions have left a lasting impact on the field of Indian geography, earning him the title of the "Father of Indian Geography."



Famous Geographers from West Bengal


West Bengal, has produced several distinguished geographers who have contributed significantly in the field of Geography. Here are some top geographers from West Bengal:


Ratnalekha Ray (1913–1986) - A renowned Indian geographer, Ray was known for her work in economic and regional geography. She was one of the first female geographers from India to make significant contributions to the field.


Nihar Ranjan Ray (1910–1985) - An influential geographer, Ray specialized in urban geography and regional planning. He contributed to studies on the geography of Kolkata (Calcutta) and urbanization in India.


Bhabani Sen Gupta (1925–2007) - A prominent geographer known for his research on rural development, resource management, and regional planning in West Bengal.


Ranjan Basu (born 1930) - A geographer known for his work on regional development, urbanization, and transport geography.


Jnanabrata Bhattacharyya (born 1943) - A geographer who has made contributions to the study of agricultural geography, rural development, and environmental issues.


Amal Kar (born 1948) - An expert in urban geography, regional planning, and urbanization, Kar has conducted research on the geography of Kolkata and other Indian cities.


Ratul Ghosh (born 1953) - A geographer known for his work on urban and regional development, migration, and rural studies.


Pranab Kumar Mukhopadhyay (born 1959) - A geographer specializing in economic geography, regional development, and environmental planning.


Sanjib Kumar Bandyopadhyay (born 1961) - An academic known for his research in agricultural geography, rural development, and land-use patterns.


Nityananda Sar (born 1964) - A geographer with expertise in urban geography, transportation planning, and urban governance.


Sudipta Adhikary (born 1968) - Known for his work in urban geography, urban planning, and studies on slums and informal settlements.


Dhrubajyoti Sarkar (born 1969) - A geographer who has conducted research on issues related to urbanization, rural development, and regional planning.


These geographers have made notable contributions to various subfields of geography, including urban and regional studies, rural development, agricultural geography, and environmental planning. Their research and insights have enriched the field of geography and have implications for policy and planning in West Bengal and beyond.


Who is father of Geography in West Bengal?


Dr. Sushil Kumar De, also known as S.K. De, is often considered the "Father of Geography in West Bengal." He was a pioneering geographer who made significant contributions to the field of geography, particularly in the context of West Bengal and the eastern region of India.


Dr. Sushil Kumar De's contributions encompassed various aspects of geography, including physical geography, geomorphology, climatology, and regional planning. He conducted extensive research on the geography of West Bengal, focusing on topics such as landforms, rivers, climate, and urban development. His work helped advance the understanding of the region's natural and human landscapes.


Dr. De played a crucial role in establishing and promoting geography education and research in West Bengal. He served as the founder and head of the Department of Geography at the University of Calcutta, where he trained and inspired numerous geographers. He also contributed to the growth of the Indian Geographical Society and worked to popularize geographical knowledge among the general public.


His dedication to the field and his efforts to advance geography education and research in West Bengal have earned him the title of the "Father of Geography in West Bengal." Dr. Sushil Kumar De's legacy continues to influence the study of geography in the region and has left a lasting impact on the development of the field.

Famous personalities of Geography in Murshidabad


While specific information about famous personalities in the field of geography from Murshidabad, West Bengal, might not be as widely known as those from more prominent geographic regions, there are individuals who have made contributions to geography and related fields in the area. Please note that the following list is not exhaustive, but it highlights a few notable personalities associated with geography in Murshidabad:


Dr. Kalyan Rudra (1934–2020) - A renowned environmentalist and hydrologist, Dr. Kalyan Rudra conducted extensive research on the hydrology of the Bhagirathi-Hooghly River system, which flows through Murshidabad. His work contributed to a better understanding of the region's water resources and environmental challenges.


Dr. Dipak Kumar Gupta - A geographer who has conducted research on issues related to agriculture, rural development, and land use in the Murshidabad district. He has also been associated with educational institutions in the region.


Dr. Pradip Kumar Ray - A scholar known for his research in geography, particularly in the areas of population geography and urban studies. He has contributed to understanding the demographic and spatial patterns in the Murshidabad district.


Dr. Sukanta Sen - A geographer who has conducted research on socio-economic and environmental issues in the Murshidabad region, including studies on agricultural practices and land use.


Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay - A geographer known for his work on issues related to rural development, environmental sustainability, and land use planning, with a focus on the Murshidabad district.


These individuals have made contributions to the field of geography, environmental science, and related areas in the context of Murshidabad. Their research and insights have implications for regional development, resource management, and environmental conservation in the district and its surroundings. Keep in mind that the field of geography is broad, and the impact of local geographers may extend beyond the scope of this list.


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