Ph. D in Geography:Environment

North Eastern Hill University
In Shillong

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  • PhD
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North-Eastern Hill University, Umshing Mawkynroh Shillong 793022, Meghalaya , 793022, Meghalaya, India
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Course programme

The Ph.D. Programme in the department effectively started from the year 1978. Since then 37 scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree till date, and more than 40 scholars are currently working towards their Ph.D. degree and are at various stages of their work.

Environmental studies with focus on Climatology and Climate Change, Water Resources and Hydrology, Bio-geography and Bio-diversity and Environmental Economics:
Environmental Studies has been the core of geography since its inception in early nineteenth century. It has acquired great significance in recent times due to global environmental concerns emerging from accentuated industrialisation and urbanisation. The department focused its attention to such issues a decade back (1989) and introduced special courses on environmental science and the areas that geography can address to. The department now offers several courses on Environmental Geography, Climatology & Hydrology, Ecology & Bio-Geography (Compulsory) and special courses on Applied Climatology (including climate change), Hydrology and water resources and Bio-Geography (including bio-diversity) and other related courses like Soil Geography etc. The department has carried out several large and small research projects on deforestation and soil erosion, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and land use changes, landslides etc. Several Ph.Ds. have been awarded and many are working on a variety of themes.

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