Depatment of Geography

About Depatment

Department of Geography started in the year 2000. Geography as a special subject (UG) was introduced from 2000. The Department has developed well furnished infrastructural facilities to cope up with increasing number of student and their demands. The faculty of the department is engaged in teaching, research and extension activities. The department has been organizing various academic activities regularly in order to develop research culture among the learning community.

Vision of the Department

The Geography Department of the Arts and Science College, Shivajinagar, Gadhi, Ta.Georai Dist. Beed seeks to provide the highest levels of education through continuous revision, field visiting and expansion of our educational research and outreach programs in order to produce well-trained competent academic and professional geographer capable of responding to social needs.

Mission of the Department

The Geography Department will develop in each student, critical thinking, initiative and the necessary skills to become lifelong student of Geography. Emphasis will be placed on learning basic concepts and techniques through research in an environment that promotes the development of professionals with social cultural and humanistic sensibility as well as profound ethical values. In this way, the department contributes to the enrichment of science and society through the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through scientific research. The specific objectives of the Geography department.

Objectives of the Department

  • Prepare students for professional positions in government and other organization.
  • Prepare students for to solve regional Geographical, Geo-hydrological environmental problem.
  • To prepare students for include villager's into Watershed development programmer for Water Scarcity problems.
  • To prepare students for save ground water as well as storage water.
  • To prepare students for environmental awareness.
  • To empower the student in economic and social field.

Scope of Geography

  • (1) Geography learns the spread and relation of mankind on earth’s surface. Besides, it studies about aspects of humans’ living place also how to use it.
  • (2) Geography studies mutual relationship between men with physical environment (nature) as part of regional diversity study.
  • (3) Geography studies a regional frame and analyses a region that has specific characteristics.

From the analysis above, it is clear that the scope of geography is inseparable from natural aspects and human aspects. The meaning of environment in geography is not only limited to natural environment, but also man-made environment.

Importance of subject (Geography)

  • To understand basic physical systems that affect everyday [e.g-earth –sun relationships, water Cycles wind and Ocean Currents.
  • To learn the location of places and the physical and Cultural Characteristics of those places in order to function more effecting in our increasingly interdependent world
  • To Understand the geography of past times and how geography has played important roles in the evolution of people, their ideas, place and Environments
  • To develop a mental map of Your Community province or territory, country and the world so that you can understand ‘Where’ of place and event.
  • To explain how that processes of human and Physical Systems have arranged and Sometimes Changed the Surface of earth.
  • To Understand the Special organization of Society and see order in what often appears to be random Scattering of people and place.
  • To recognize spatial distributions at all sales coral and World wide-in Order to Understand the Complex Connectivity of people and places.
  • To be able to make sensible judgments about matters involving relationships between the physical environment and society.
  • To appreciate Earth as the homeland of humankind and provide insight for wise management decisions about how the planets resources be used.
  • To Understand Global interdependence and to become a batter global citizen.

Course Details

Class Semester Paper No Name of the Paper
B.A.F.Y. Sem. I CCGEOG-3A Physical Geography
CCGEOG -3B Human Geography
Sem. II CCGEOG -1E Geography of land forms
CCGEOG-2E Geography of Maharashtra
CCGEOG- 3P1 Practical
CCGEOG- 3P2 Practical
B.A.S.Y. Sem.III VI Climatology
VII Population Geography
Sem. IV VIII Oceanography
IX Settlement Geography
X Practical geography
B.A.T.Y. Sem. V XI Physical Geography of India
XII Geography of Environment
XIII Industrial Geography of Maharashtra
Sem. VI XIV Agricultural Geography of India
XV Geography of natural calamity
XVI Practical Geography
XVII Bio- Geography
XIX Geography Project Work


Department of Geography provides books to students through Department. The department provides basic information about the Geography Apart from curricular activities; the dept. also provides counseling to students about MPSC and UPSC

Teaching Staff

# Name of Faculty Qualification Designation Experience
1 Dr. Ghuge S.P. M.A. B.Ed. M.Phil .Ph.D. HOD & Associate Professor 14
2 Dr. Pathan K.M. M.A. B.Ed.M.Phil.Ph.D. Associate Professor 14

Research Publications

# Name of Faculty National Journals International Journals Conf. Proceeding Chapter in Book Books
1 Dr.Ghuge S.P. 27 09 05 07 01
1 Dr. Pathan K.M. 13 07 03 04 --

Participation Seminar/Workshop/Conference

# Name of Faculty Type National International State Regional
1 Dr.Ghuge S.P. Seminar 15 10 05 02
Workshop 07 05 02 01
Conference 25 16 08 05
OC/RC/MOOCs 07 -- -- --
1 Dr. Pathan K.M. Seminar 18 16 11 06
Workshop 09 11 08 07
Conference 28 17 09 05
OC/RC/MOOCs 07 -- -- --

Student Enrollement

# Academic Year B.A.F.Y. B.A.S.Y. B.A.T.Y. Total
3 2018-19 41 20 22 83
4 2019-20 41 23 14 78
1 2020-21 38 22 23 83
2 2021-22 38 12 04 54
2 2022-23 37 18 10 65

Results (from 2018-19 on words)

# Academic Year B.A.F.Y. B.A.S.Y. B.A.T.Y.
1 2018-19 74.19 95.24 86.96
2 2019-20 91.30 95.65 59.25
3 2020-21 75.40 72.54 81.81
3 2021-22 96.55 83.33 93.33
3 2022-23 68.94 84.45 90.17

Events & Activities

  • Well equipped department: Our department is one of the well equipped departments in the college. We have Laptops, Weather instrument, 3-D Maps & Models, Atlases, telescope, Weather Station Model, Globe, Instrumentals of survey such as Prismatic Compass, Plane Table, Chain, Tape, Dumpy Level, Mirror Telescope, & other Essential Apparatus.
  • Bhugol Mandal: Geography department has started “BhugolMandal” in 2012. & in 2017 it converted in to Members of the forum are selected from B.A.I, II, III. The main task of this forum is to arrange various subject related functions throughout the year.
  • Wall Paper, Village Survey, Study Tours etc.

Best Practices & Future Plan

  • Title of the Practice:Open Essay Competition
  • Context require initiation of practice:
  • The department of English has observed that the students are more interested in creative writing but they have some technical problems regarding the structure, grammar, and vocabulary. To increase vocabulary the students must either read or recite words. Then the idea came into mind that if they participate in an open essay competition and if they allow going through books, the internet, and other sources they can improve their competency of the language, and hence an essay does more than inform or persuade a reader. The process of writing an essay teaches a student how to acknowledge a new topic and organize its thoughts into an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Essay writing objectives apply to expository and persuasive essays on a variety of topics.

Best Practice

  • Wall magazine paper.
  • To guide competitive exam.
  • Visit to state level agriculture exhibition.
  • Supplement paper cutting of competitive exam.
  • Student enrichment programmers, Participation in College Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities

Future Plan

  • To organize National/Inter National seminar /workshop/Conference at the Department.
  • Developing Departmental library.
  • To organize farmer for the enhancement of crop management
  • Minor & Major Research project