M.A in Geography

Aligarh Muslim University
In Aligarh

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  • Master
  • Aligarh
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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Aligarh
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002 , 202002, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Course programme

The Department of Geography was established in 1924 to give only undergraduate courses in Geography. Gradually postgraduate courses were also started and in 1931 the Department produced the first batch of postgraduate students. In 1941, the Department produced the first Ph.D.

The late Prof. Sir l. Dudley stamp. a renowned Geographer. remarked on his visit to India that, 'Aligarh is the Mecca of Indian Geography'--in view of the notable contributions made by the Department in the field of teaching and research.

Main Areas of Academic Thrust:

Agricultural Geography, Population Geography, Rural Geography. Environmental Geography, Regional Development and Planning, Social Geography, Urban Geography, Political Geography and Cartography, Remote Sensing and GIS.

Researches are also being conducted in the field: like population Geography-problems, density, population and resources, employment, fertility and morality pattern,migration etc., in Environmental Geography land degradation, city problems, rural urban fringe problems, health problems, lake ecosystem, air and water pollution etc., in Urban Geography - urban morphology, encroachment, quality of life, Urban influences, etc., in Rural Geography rural development, IRDP, quality of life, rural environment etc., in Regional Development and Planning, planning of backward areas, employment generation, flood prone areas, wasteland etc. Besides, Ph.D. works have also been conducted in Tourism, Political and Social Geography.

The A.M.U. Geographical Society was constituted on 27th March 1925. Since then the society is functioning to create interest in Geography among the students. Every year office bearers of the society are selected from the postgraduate students and various activity are held regularly.

The Department of Geography published a bi-annual (Jan & July) professional journal- The Geographer, which is of International repute. The journal promotes the publication of research papers on diverse field of Geogrphy. The first issue came out in 1926. from then onwards, we are publishing the professional journal The Geographer regularly.


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