Laboratories and Facilities
The Department of Geography offers a wide range of infrastructural
facilities to the students and the faculty.
Computer Laboratory (CL)
Currently, the Computer Laboratory is outfitted with about a dozen Pentiums.
Deskjet printers, scanner, digitizer and a plotter are also available. A
local area network (LAN) currently provides interconnections between a
number of IBM-compatible PCs. Software available on the CL machines includes
THEMAPS, SPANS, IDRISI, Photoshop, Corel Draw, and a variety of statistical
spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation packages, as well as Web
Geomorphology and Soil Laboratory (GSL)
The Geomorphology and Soil Laboratory is equipped with traditional
facilities for the analysis of both fine grained and coarse grained
components of soils and sediments. For chemical analyses, the laboratory
possesses equipment for soil and water pH measurements, specific
conductivity and salinity measurements, colorimeter, a furnace for organic
matter analyses of soils, electronic balances, microscopes, etc. In our
mandatory geomorphology practical course the students learn and utilise
Surveying and Cartographic Instruments
Surveying and mapping has been one of the most important components of the
Equipments, allowing field surveys and mapping, include theodolites, dumpy
levels plane tables, hand levels and electronic distance measurer and simple
softwares. Students are trained to handle these equipments and use them in
fieldwork and research.
Topographical Maps, Satellite Images and Aerial Photographs
Maps and atlases are the backbone of geography. The Department holds one of
the best collections of SOI topographical maps. The Department has a good
collection of aerial photographs and satellite imageries for teaching and
research. In recent years, the Department has also developed
Weather Monitoring Station
This is perhaps the only geography department in the country that has a well
established and well maintained
weather station with all the standard meteorological instruments for
measuring temperature, rainfall, humidity,
evaporation, sunshine hours and wind speed. The weather station has been in
operation for more than 10 years
and daily data are available in the electronic version also.
In a nutshell, the Department possesses a variety of teaching and research
tools, facilities that are at the disposal of teachers and students and
their use and application have been incorporated into the course structure.