History of the Department

The inception of P.G. Department of Geography was in the year 1974-75 in the central college campus, Bangalore University. Dr. H.N. Narasimhaih the then hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and Prof. M.S. Shanthaveeraiah were behind the establishment of the Department. The Department grew initially under the stewardship of Dr. C. Naganna, the first Head of the Department. Then Dr. Daksha C. Barai was heading the Department. Later, rotation of chairmanship had been introduced.

The Department offers M.Sc in Geography and P.G. Diploma in Geoinformatics (Self financed scheme) and Ph.D Programmes. There is a greater demand for the graduates from this Department and so is the Demand for the courses too. Since inception 47 Ph.D., degrees have been awarded from the Department.

Chairperson: Dr. Ashok D. Hanjagi

Tenure:  06.01.2016 To 05.01.2018

Contact Us

Tel : 080 22961371, 22961377  Mob: +91 9845634196
Fax: 080 23219295

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A. Courses Offered :

a) M.Sc. in Geography

b) PG Diploma in Geo Informatics

B. Nature of Course:

a) Semester Scheme

b) Annual Scheme

C. Duration-

a) 4 Semesters (2 years)

b) 1 Year

D. Intake -

a) 30 + Payment Seats -06

b) 12 + 3 for deputed candidates

E. Eligibility: 

a) M.Sc. in Geography: Student must have studied Geography as one of the subjects in B.A/B.Sc degree and must have scored at least 50% of marks.

b) PG Diploma in Geo-informatics: Post graduates in Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and Graduation in Civil Engineering and Architecture with 55% of marks. The course is fully self financed. 50% of the seats for Bangalore University Candidates, 25% of seats for candidates belonging to other than Bangalore University within Karnataka state and remaining 25% of seats for the candidates outside Karnataka

Sl. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. A. S. RayamaneM.A.;M.Phil, Ph.DProfessorAgriculture Geog/Environmental Geog Profile
2Dr. Ashok D. HanjagiM.Sc.; Ph.DProfessorUrban Environment Geography and Urban Remote sensing and GIS Profile