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Geography

Departmental History        

The Department of Geography was introduced by our founder Principal Durga Borah and since its inception in 1989 it has successfully completed 32 years of Higher Secondary and Undergraduate Course in Geography. It is considered to be one of the oldest departments in Swahid Peoli Phukan College to be established around Namti area of Sivasagar district of Assam. The Department apart from Higher Secondary and Bachelor courses (both Honours and 

Pass course) also provides opportunities to the students to mould their talents in different other activities for their all round development. The Department has a “Geographical Society” having a collection of more than 300 books, references, journals and periodicals which is provided to the students as per their needs and requirements. Besides teaching, the department organizes seminars, group discussion, and field study among the students to boost their talents. Our department has also published a wall magazine entitled “GEOLINO” which helped the students to express their views independently through writing in it. We serve four private junior colleges, Nilakshi Memorial Academy, Eminence Academy, Holy Name and Sivasagar junior college by providing them the opportunities to carry out practical work and examinations and other academic curriculum such as field surveys to expand their knowledge in the field of study. The faculty members of the Department are always ready to render help to the students in all possible way whenever required. The students of this Department brings laurels to the college by securing higher percentages in the University and most of them are engaged in further studies in different universities as students and researchers.  

 

 

Vision  

Mission 

The Mission of the Department of Geography is to educate the students in their discipline as well as in other aspects of life in order to achieve academic excellence and become responsible individuals. 

Courses and Programmes

Name of the Course

Duration

HS 1st and 2nd year

2 years

Undergraduate (UG), ( B.A., Honours & B.A. General), Non-CBCS (both Science and Arts )

3 years

Undergraduate (UG), ( B.A., Honours & B.A. General), CBCS (both Science and Arts )

3 years

 

Syllabus

                           HIGHER SECONDARY – GEOGRAPHY (Elective)

 

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Class/ Year

Total Paper

Name Of The Paper & Unit

Marks

Name Of The Teacher

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2

H.S 1st Year

2

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

Unit-I: Geography as a Discipline

Unit- II: The Earth

Unit- III: Landforms

Unit -IV: Climate

Unit -V : Water

Unit -VI: Life on the Earth

India:Physical Environment

Unit –I: Introduction

Unit-II: Physiography

Unit-III: Climate, Vegetation & Soil

Unit- IV: Natural hazards and disaster management 

 

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H.S 2nd Year

2

Fundamentals of Human Geography

Unit I: Human Geography

Unit II: People 

Unit III: Human Activities

Unit IV: Transport, Communication and Trade

Unit V: Human settlements

India: People and Economy

Unit I: People 

Unit II: Human settlements

Unit III: Resources and Development

Unit IV: Transport, communication and international trade

Unit V: Geographical perspective on selected issues and problem

 

 

Assam-Land, people and economy

Unit I: Physiography, drainage climate

Unit II: People: Composition, distribution, density

Unit III: Economy: Agriculture & industrial base and development

Unit IV: Transport & communication

 

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NON-CBCS, (Geography Major)

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semester

Total paper

Name of the paper

Credit

Name of the Teacher

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I

1

GGRM 101: Introduction to Geography 

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II

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GGRM 201Physical Geography

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III

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GGRM 301 Climatology

GGRM 302: Practical

GGRM 303:Environmental Geography and Economic Geography (Part-I)

GGRM 304: Cartography

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GGRM 401: Human Geography

GGRM 402 Practical 

GGRM 403Economic Geography (Part-II)

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GGRM 501: Regional Geography of India  (Part-I)

GGRM 502: Practical (Cartograms & Project Report)

GGRM 503: Regional Geography of the world (Part-I)

GGRM 504: Practical (Thematic Mapping & Hypsometric Analysis).

GGRM 505: Political Geography and geopolitical issues 

GGRM 506 Practical (Slope Analysis & Diagrams)

GGRM 507 Regional Planning & Social Geography

GGRM 508 Practical (Cartograms & Quantitative Analysis & Network Analysis)

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GGRM 601:Map Projection & Cartographic Methods

GGRM 602: Practical (Surveying) 

GGRM 603 Regional Geography of India (Part –II)

GGRM 604 Practical (Imagery Interpretation) 

GGRM 605 Regional Geography of World (Part – II)

GGRM 606 Practical (Pattern Analysis)

GGRM 607 Geographic Thoughts and Quantitative Methods 

GGRM 608 Practical 

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CBCS (Geography Major and Elective Generic)

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Total Papers

Name of the Paper

Credit

Name of the Teacher 

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CORE-I

GGRM 101 T4: Geomorphology And Bio-Geography.

GGRM 102 P2: Geomorphic Techniques (Practical)

GGRM 102 T4: Climatology 

GGRM 102 P2: Practicals based on climatic data

  

GENERIC

GGRM GE 101AT 6: Disaster Management /Geography Of Tourism

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GGRM 201T6: Human Geography

GGRM 202 T4: Geography of India

GGRM 202 P2: Practical

GENERIC

GGRM GE 201 AT6: Spatial Information Technology/ Regional Development 

 

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GGRM 301 T4: Cartography

GGRM 301 P2:Cartographic techniques

GGRM 302 T6: Regional geography of world

GGRM 303 T6: Statistical methods in geography

 

GENERIC

GGRM GE 301 AT6: Climatic Change: Vulnerability And AdaptationRural Development 

 

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CORE-IV

GGRM 401 T6: Economic geography

GGRM 402 T6: Environmental Geography

GGRM 403 T4: Remote Sensing and GIS

GGRM 403 P2: Remote Sensing and GIS (Practical)

GENERIC

GGRM GE 401 AT6: Industrial Geography/ Sustainable Development 

 

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GGRM 501 T4: Regional Planning and development 

GGRM 501 P2: Regional Planning and development (Practical)

GGRM 502 T4: Population Geography 

GGRM 502 P2: Population Geography (Practical)

 

ELECTIVE DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 

GGRM DSE 501AT6: Settlement Geography

GGRM DSE 501 BT 6: Resource Geography

GGRM DSE 502 AT6: Urban Geography

GGRM DSE 502 BT6: Agricultural Geography

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CORE-VI

GGRM 601 T6: Evolution of Geographical Thought

GGRM 602 T6: Disaster Management based Project Work

 

ELECTIVE DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 

GGRM DSE 601 AT6: Geography of Health and wellbeing

GGRM DSE 601 BT6: Political Geography

GGRM DSE 602 AT6: Hydrology and Oceanography

GGRM DSE 602 BT6:Social Geography

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Faculties 

The Department has three fulltime Assistant Professors: 

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Name

Designation

Qualification

Specialization

Experience

1

Mr. Sunil Kumar Dutta.

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Political Geography

From April 1992 to Present

2

Dr. Beejata Das.

Assistant Professor

M.A., Ph.D.

Regional Planning

From Aug 2014 to Present

3

Miss. Kasturi Borkotoky.

Assistant Professor

M.A., M.Phil,

Ph.D (Pursuing)

Fluvial Geomorphology

From Oct 2020 to Present

 

Facilities

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SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS

SETS

1

Plane table complete set

4

2

Plane table set with plate

2

3

Prismatic compass

6

4

Survey compass

4

5

Land measuring chain

4

6

Measuring tape (in leader case)

4

7

Diameter tape (steel pocket type)

2

8

Survey umbrella

1

9

Ranging rods

10

10

Spirit level (engineers)

4

11

Abney level

2

12

Manual dumpy level

1

13

Digital dumpy level

1

14

Rotameter

3

15

Magnetic Compass

5

16

Manual Transit Theodolite

2

17

Digital Theodolite

1

18

Manual     planimeter

3

19

Digital planimeter

1

20

Over head projector

1

21

Binocular

1

22

Computer

3

23

Computer software with DVD

2

24

Satellite imagery

4

25

GPS

1

26

Pantograph

2

 

 

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WEATHER & METEROLOGICAL  EQUIPMENTS

Pieces

1

Maximum and Minimum Thermometer

2

2

Wall Thermometer

2

3

Aneroid Barometer

2

4

Indian Daily Weather report

60

5

Rain Gauge self recording tape

1

 

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DRAWING, DRAFTING & CARTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENTS

Pieces

1

Drawing Instrument Box (as per 151  specification)

8

2

Geometric box 

4

3

Ink- bow compass

15

4

Pen, pencil & Divider

8,10,10

5

Beam compass

4

6

Circular protector

10

7

Semi circular protector

8

8

French curves Architectural (12 curves in wooden box)

3

9

Tracing table

4

10

Drawing table 

8

11

Tracing paper 

Available

12

Graph paper

Do

13

Drawing sheets

Do

14

Drawing veto inks (box sets)

8

15

Handle nibs

20

16

Simple scale wooden 12

20

17

Simple scale wooden 18

20

18

Simple scale wooden 24

10

19

Simple scale wooden 6

25

20

Diagonal scale 

8

21

Brush 

20

22

Pencil rubber

20

23

Ink rubber

6

24

Pencil

20

 

 

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BOARD

Pieces

1

Blackboard (roll up)

4

2

Roll board (roll up)

4

 

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

Pieces

1

Almirah

6

2

Map stand 

2

3

Classroom Desk Bench

7 pair

4

Laboratory Desk Bench

4 pair

 

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A

MAPS

 

Wall Maps (Cloth Mounted)

Pieces

 

1

 

Physical map of India                             

 

4

2

               Political map of India

4

 

3

Industrial map of India

2

4

Agricultural map of India

2

5

Mineral map of India

2

6

Forest map of India                               

2

7

 

Rainfall and temperature map of India

2

8

Soil map of India

2

9

Natural region map of India 

2

10

Political map of the World

2

11

Physical map of the World

2

12

World map showing winter rainfall & winds

4

13

North America (physical & political)

4

14

South America (physical & political)

2

15

Australia (physical & political)

2

16

Europe (physical &political)

4

17

Africa (physical)

2

18

Asia (physical)

2

19

Asia (political)

3

20

N.E India physical

3

21

N.E India political

2

B

 

1

Topographical Maps 

 

Cultural & physical features

 

 

 

20

 

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GLOBE 

Pieces

1

World Political (30 cms.)

1

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ATLASES

Pieces

1

The Oxford School Atlas

4

2

Hammend World Atlas

3

3

National Atlas of India

1

Our Faculties

Miss Kasturi Borkotoky

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining : October, 15 2020

Department : Geography

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