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Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
(University of Delhi)

Accredited by NAAC with A Grade


Under the guidance of teacher in-charge, Dr. Swati Rajput and Staff Advisor, Dr. Poonam Sharma, the students of the department elected their office bearers to the Geography Association for the year 2014-15. The department organized its fresher’s party on 18th September, 2014 to welcome the Ist semester students. The students performed various cultural activities. The 1st semester students also got opportunity to interact and perform on the stage. Dr. V. K. Tyagi, former faculty of the College and Dr. Amrita Bajaj (Deputy Dean Student Welfare) graced the occasion.

To mark the beginning of the activities of Geography Association in the current session, an inaugural function was organized on 24th September, 2014. Prof. B.S. Butola, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University with other faculty members of the department lighted the lamp. Prof. Butola gave an explicit lecture on “Frontiers in Geography”. He emphasised and discussed the new approaches in geography.

The Department also got an opportunity to listen and interact with Prof. Zofia Rączkowska of Head of Department of Geo-environmental Research, Head of the Homerka Laboratory of Fluvial Processes, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.She also head of Research Station in the Hala Gąsienicowa and President of the Association of Polish Geomorphologists. She delivered a lecture on PINDARI VALLEY RELIEF AND ITS RECENT TRANSFORMATION which gave an insight into the shrinking and expanding glaciers in Himalayan region.

The department took a one day excursion to PUSA Institute of Agricultural Research on 30th November,2014. The students got an opportunity to visit its campus and museum. It gave them an exposure to learn various aspects of Indian Agriculture. It also gets students aware about modern technology used in Indian agriculture.

The faculty was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Debabrata Mukherjee, a mountaineer guide and well known mountaineer of India. He conquered the EVEREST in the year 2014. He gave his presentation on “Experiences in climbing Everest” on 10th November, 2014. He discussed the challenges faced by the mountaineers to climb Everest.

In the current semester many students got laurels for the department by participating in various academic and cultural activities in various intercollege competitions.

The department plans to organize its annual extravaganza, VASUNDHARA, in the month of February. It will release its magazine “Landscape”, which would focus on the “Cultural mosaics in India”. The department also plans to take its students for a picnic to some natural settings. The annual function of the department would take place in the end of the academic session.


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Lecture Series
Speaker : Prof. Zofia Rączkowska , Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences,  Poland.  Date: 25th September,2014 Topic:  PINDARI VALLEY RELIEF AND ITS RECENT TRANSFORMATION.

Lecture Series

Date: 24th September, 2014.  Speaker:Prof. B.S. Butola, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Topic:“Frontiers in Geography”. 

 Lecture Series
Speaker: Mr. Debabrata Mukherjee, well known mountaineer of India.  He conquered the EVEREST in the year 2014.
Topic: “Experiences in climbing Everest”
Date:  10th November, 2014. 

Celebrations
Fresher’s Welcome
Date: 18th September, 2014

Excursions
Place: PUSA Institute of Agricultural Research
Date: 30th November,2014

Excursions
Place: Uttrakhand
Date: 30th September to 6 October,2014

Staff Advisor : Dr.Poonam Sharma
President : Abhineet Kumar , Vice president:Nitish Deshwal
Secretary :Pankaj Kumar, Joint Secretary:Nupur Bhatia

The Department of Geography has always committed itself for excellence and perfection. It provides a congenial and magnificent environment to the students for overall development. The exceptionally vibrant academic environment of the department has always made the students achieve laurels. The students achieve university ranks and prizes in various inter-college activities.

The students of the department elected their office bearers to the Geography Association for the year 2014-15. The department organized its fresher’s party on 18th September, 2014 to welcome the Ist semester students. The students performed various cultural activities. The 1st semester students also got opportunity to interact and perform on the stage. Dr. V. K. Tyagi, former faculty of the College and Dr. Amrita Bajaj (Deputy Dean Student Welfare) graced the occasion.

To mark the beginning of the activities of Geography Association in the current session 2014-15, an inaugural function was organized on 24th September, 2014. Prof. B.S. Butola, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University with other faculty members of the department lighted the lamp. Prof. Butola gave an explicit lecture on “Frontiers in Geography”. He emphasised and discussed the new approaches in geography.

The Department also got an opportunity to listen and interact with Prof. Zofia Rączkowska of Head of Department of Geo-environmental Research, Head of the Homerka Laboratory of Fluvial Processes, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.She also head of Research Station in the Hala Gąsienicowa and President of the Association of Polish Geomorphologists. She delivered a lecture on PINDARI VALLEY RELIEF AND ITS RECENT TRANSFORMATION on 25th September, 2014. She gave an insight into the shrinking and expanding glaciers in Himalayan region.

The excursion to Kumaon Region,Uttrakhand for students of semester V was conducted from 29th September -5th October,2014. The coordinator for the trip was Dr. Suraj Mal , Dr. Vishwaraj Sharma, Dr.Vijay Pandey and Dr. Rashmi Anand were part of the entire team. The areas covered include Almora, Ranikhet and Kausani. This excursion included visit to University of Kumaon ,special lectures by experts, tracking, group discussions ,cultural program, field survey of Markets and villages. Prof. G. S.Rawat enlightened students about the concepts of Geo-Portals in Uttrakhand. Field survey conducted by students based on structured questionnaire which analysed later and project report was prepared on Socio-Economic Impact of tourism in Kumaon Region of Uttrakhand.

The department took a one day excursion to PUSA Institute of Agricultural Research on 30th November, 2014. The students got an opportunity to visit its campus and museum. It gave them an exposure to learn various aspects of Indian Agriculture. It also gets students aware about modern technology used in Indian agriculture.

The faculty was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Debabrata Mukherjee, a mountaineer guide and well known mountaineer of India. He conquered the EVEREST in the year 2014. He gave his presentation on “Experiences in climbing Everest” on 10th November, 2014. He discussed the challenges faced by the mountaineers to climb Everest. It was an inspiring talk for students who enjoyed a wonderful -interacting session.

In the current semester many students got laurels for the department by participating in various academic and cultural activities in various inter-college competitions.

The department plans to organize its annual extravaganza, VASUNDHARA-2015, with the theme “Cultural Mosaics in Geography” on 12th-13th March, 2015. Prof. Subhendu Ghosh, Department of Biophysics, University of Delhi and classical vocalist delivered the keynote address which was followed by variety of inter-college, inter-university events like cultural pot-porrie, skit, round table, culture and innovation and quiz on the focal theme. The annual magazine Landscape: Cultural Landscape is also released on the occasion.

Department plans to hold National Seminar on “Smart Cities: Challenges and Vision Ahead” on 6th April, 2015 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The seminar will have sessions on different issues concerning the theme viz.transport, communication, governance, environment, housing, economy etc.