Unique Features of the Department
It is perhaps the only department in India, which offers under one roof all
the major specializations in Human and Physical Geography viz.
Settlement Geography (Urban and Rural), and Population Geography,
Economic Geography ( including a variety of supporting sub-fields).
Over the years the faculty has produced a number of very good books,
monographs and research papers.
The Department has a long standing tradition of carrying out field work in
geomorphology and other disciplines which is ably supported by laboratory
testing and analysis.
Within each major specialization there are in-house technical facilities
which include: Computer laboratory, geomorphology and soil laboratory,
weather monitoring station, remote sensing laboratory and GIS facilities
besides a cartographic resource library and other special features . This
department is one of the few university departments in India which has a
number of options for specialization, faculty with research experience and
expertise in several applied fields of geography. The Department provides a
stimulating research / learning environment and the requisite research tools
for training and research in every major branch of the subject. Besides
superior teaching, the faculty is engaged in numerous research and
consultancy projects, both individually and in collaboration with colleagues
from interdisciplinary fields of the University of Pune and at various other
institutes in India and overseas. The Department has over the years
developed a suitable base for inter-disciplinary collaboration in the five
key areas, namely Geomorphology, Climatology, Population and Settlements,
and Economic Geography. In the technical field, multivariate analysis,
remote sensing, GIS and computer cartography have been introduced. The new
areas have tremendous application and are emerging as powerful tools in
spatial analysis and interpretation as well as map making.
Institute of Indian Geographer - IIG
A proportional body devotes to researched development in geography was
establish by the faculty of the
department in 1979.
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