The Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College is one of the most vibrant departments of the college. The department has completed 53 glorious years since its establishment. It has emerged as an epitome of knowledge with a total of 15 faculty members. The departmental research activities focus on exploring contemporary issues, while offering a holistic perspective of knowledge to the students. The department has a Cartography Laboratory. The Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratories are in the developing phase, which will offer students a state-of-the-art hands-on training. The department is now a network institute of the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) outreach program of capacity building.
To inculcate all-round development and to facilitate skill enhancement and learning among the students, the department regularly organizes field visits, conferences, workshops, seminars and a career fair, where students receive first-hand experience and learn empirically from different spheres of life. The graduates passing out from the department work in various capacities at multinational companies, consulting firms, banking sector, urban planning, civil services, teaching, academia, climate policy and action, global diplomacy consulting, environmental management, social policymaking, NGOs, etc.
The Department has a Geography Association that has remained active in imparting up-to-date knowledge on contemporary issues through activities like special lectures, workshops, and training courses. The Geography Association also celebrates its annual Geo-fest namely â€˜Vasundharaâ€™, in which 22 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, NAAC Accredited â€˜Aâ€™ Grade students participate in inter-college competitions, such as debates, paper presentations, poster making, map making, photography, skit, quiz, and many more activities based on geographical knowledge. Every year â€˜Landscapeâ€™, an annual geographical magazine, is brought out by the department that showcases and brings out the talent of young geographers from the department. The students are also taken to educational/field visits to expose them to changing ground realities in both the physical and human landscape, field survey techniques like remote sensing, and GIS at various stages from training to research applications.
Geography is best suited for students, who have a knack for both Humanities and Science sides, as the discipline is very well linked. The discipline has a wide scope and the Geography department at SBSC is committed to offer the best of the learning environment.