South Calcutta Girls' College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta | B++ Accredited (NAAC)

72, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700025, West Bengal, India

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Geography

OVERVIEW

The department of Geography is functioning with General Course since the inception of this College from 1932. The Honours Course was introduced from 1998 with 18 students. Now the department has extended its capacity up to intake of 40 students in each class.
The department is enriched by two Associate Professors, one Assistant Professor, one PTT and one Guest Faculty. The intake capacity has gone up to 48 with reservations for SC (11), ST (3) OBC A (5) and OBC B (3). The result of the department is worth mentioning. 13 students had secured 1st Class in Final Examination and Pass Percentage is almost hundred.

List Of Faculty in Geography Department


Name Qualification DesignationDetails
Sanjukta Chatterjee M.Sc.B.Ed Associate ProfessorView
Chandana Chatterjee M.Sc.B.Ed Associate ProfessorView
Susmita Mandal M.Sc, B.Ed Assistant ProfessorView
Bichitra Mitter M.Sc. State Aided College TeacherView
Sumit Kumar Mukherjee M.Sc, B. Ed State Aided College TeacherView

TEACHING-LEARNING

  • Class-tests and Mock-tests are taken in regular interval for the preparation of examinations.
  • Informative video shows are arranged on various topics of Geography.
  • Classes are ICT enabled and teachers use various modes of audio-visual aids in regular classes.
  • Charts, Maps are displayed in the classrooms for convenience in teaching.
  • The department has a rich Seminar library for consultation as well as referencing.
  • To encourage supplementary readings, student’s seminars are organized where they use power-point for their presentation.

CAPACITY BUILDING

2016-17

A Seminar lecture was organised on 15.09.16 on “River Bank Erosion and its Impact on Economy and Society; a study along the left bank of river Bhagirathi, West Bengal” by Dr,. Aznarul Islam of Aliah University.
Subhamita Chowdhury, Associate Professor of West Bengal State University had delivered a Seminar Lecture on “Coastal Erosion in and Around Digha”, on 04.10.16

2017-18

Seminar Lectures by the students of 2nd year Honours on current incidences in the fields of physical and cultural Geography.
Teachers have attended workshops on CBCS syllabus organised by the Lady Brabourne College and University of Calcutta.
Students’ seminar Lecture was held on 11.11.2017.
On 08.05.2018 teachers had attended another workshop on CBCS and one of our teachers was acted as resource person.

2018-19

A two day workshop on Q Gis was organised on 4th and 5th January, 2018. Ms Subhasree Chakraborty (M.Tech. IIEST) was the resource person. 29 participants from different colleges and Universities attended the workshop.
Students’ Seminar Lecture was held on 15.02.2018, by 1st year students.
A Seminar was organized on “Sunderbans; Its Physical and Socioeconomic Aspects” by Prof. Sanat Kumar Purkait and Sri Umaknta Mandal on 03.10.2018.
A Two day International Seminar has been conducted in collaboration with CEED (Centre for Environment and Economic Development) on 22nd and 23rd February 2019. The topic was “Environment, Development and Livelihood.”
On 26th and 27th April, Teachers had attended Workshop in Sri Shikshaytan College on 3rd and 4th Semester of CBCS Course.

2019-20

On January 2020, a Field Study of the Department was conducted at Bishnupur (District Bankura, W.B.). Panchmura village (40 km away from Bishnupur) was selected for the purpose, where the “Terracota” works (clay modelling) of the Kumbhakars (potters) were highlighted. Students performed a comprehensive survey work on the hereditary skill, profession as well as livelihood pattern of the villagers of Panchmura village.
A Poster Competition was organised in 14th March, 2020 among the students of the Department. Eight posters on different contemporary geographical issues were displayed. The judges of the posters were Dr. Banibrata Das, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Prof. Ahimsuk Barua, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Botany and Dr. Roni Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology.

STUDENT PROGRESSION

SessionExaminationStudents AppearedPassedSecured 1st Class
2016-17Part-I (Hons)3534 (Q.H)8
Part-I (Gen)O504
Part-II (Hons)2418(Q.H)5 ( I+II -2)
Part-II (Gen)0804
Part-III(Hons)3331 (Q.H)4
Part-III (Gen)2121
2017-18Part-I (Hons)2927 (Q.H.)02
Part-I (Gen)44
Part-II (Hons)3433(Q.H)07
Part-II (Gen)44
Part-III(Hons)1917 (Q.H)1
Part-III (Gen)0503204
2018-19Semester I (Hons)311910
Semester-I (Gen)010NIL
Semester-II (Hons)312916
Semester-II (Gen)110
Part-II (Hons)2825 (Qualified H)04
Part-II (Gen)---
Part-III(Hons)3231 (Qualified H)12
Part-III (Gen)060600

OUTCOME

Geography is a holistic and interdisciplinary field of study engaged in understanding the changing spatial structure from the past to the future. Thus, the scope of Geography is in various disciplines, like armed services, environmental management, water resources, disaster management, meteorology and planning and various social science. Apart from that, a geographer can help in day to day life like tourism, commuting, housing and health related activities.

COURSE OFFERED

The department offers Under Graduate Courses in both Honours and General streams.

EVENTS

Organized by the Students

  • Seminar Lectures by the students of 2nd year Honours on current incidences in the fields of Physical and Cultural Geography held on 11.11.17.
  • Quiz Competition for 1st year Honours was held on 09.11.17.
  • Seminar Lectures by the students of 1st year Honours on current incidences in the fields of Physical and Cultural Geography held on 15.02.18.

Organized by the Department

  • A Seminar lecture was organised on 16.12.15 on “Solar System and Celestial World “ by Dr. Debiprasad Duari, Director Birla Planetorium, Kolkata.
  • A Seminar lecture was organised on 15.09.16 on “River Bank Erosion and its Impact on Economy and Society; a study along the left bank of river Bhagirathi, West Bengal” by Dr,. Aznarul Islam of Aliah University.
  • Subhamita Chowdhury, Associate Professor of West Bengal State University had delivered a Seminar Lecture on “Coastal Erosion in and Around Digha”, on 04.10.16.
  • A Two day workshop on Q GIS was organised on 4th and 5th January,2018. Ms Subhasree Chakraborty (M.Tech. IIEST) was the resource person. 29 participants from different colleges and Universities attended the workshop.
  • A Seminar was organized on “Sunderbans; Its Physical and Socioeconomic Aspects” by Prof. Sanat Kumar Purkait and Sri Umaknta Mandal on 03.10.2018.
  • A Two day International Seminar has been conducted in collaboration with CEED (Centre for Environment and Economic Development) on 22nd and 23rd February 2019. The topic was “Environment, Development and Livelihood”.

The previous Academic Year experienced a dreadful worldwide pandemic never seen by humankind. However, advancements in electronic technology-enabled online classes replacing classroom teaching. It took us a while to streamline seamless online classes still, the teachers and the students kept in touch with each other through existing e-platforms and mobile networks.
Apart from study, students were encouraged to participate in various cultural and co-curricular activities. These prevented them from getting demotivated and losing a sense of belonging with their institution. The girls were excited and thrilled to do seminars through PowerPoint Presentation and Video-Extempore Competitions, Rabindra Jayanti and Teachers’ Day celebrations, uploading pictures and videos of their varied talents such as cooking, drawing, embroidery, handicrafts, singing, dancing, reciting, acting so on and so forth. They were consistent, performed well and truly proved themselves as a batch of confident, enthusiastic and fantastic students of the Geography Department.

RESEARCH

UGC sponsored MINOR RESEARCH PROJECT on “Women Empowerment: A Myth or Truth” -; from April 2015 to March 2017 by Sanjukta Chatterjee, Associate Professor.

Primary Data Collection by the Students of the department

The Students of this department are regularly engaged in primary data collection from various fields related to Geographical studies. Every year 2nd year Honours students go for Field Excursion for 7 to 8 days in some places with Geographical significance. There, they collect data to interpret physiography, long and cross profile of rivers, land undulations using survey instruments and allied equipments. They also collect data about the formation and changes of topography by different denudational agents. Socioeconomic data are collected by questionnaire schedule involving villagers through door-to-door household survey, land use survey, institutional survey, tourism survey etc for the purpose of interpretation of economic standard of the concerned region. Tribal culture and changes in demographic profiles are also part of interest for the geography students. Beyond their syllabus, students are also taken to the places to study the contemporary geographical issues. In this respect, students were taken to Panchanandapur village of Malda, West Bengal to study the river-bank erosion and subsequent collapse of the bank of Bhagirathi. Students are also taken to nearby villages to study the impact of urbanisation in the fringe areas of Kolkta. Such case studies were done in Amgachhia in January 2016 and Sirakol, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal in 2018.

Activities

A two day International seminar in the Department of Geography in collaboration with CEED (Centre for Environment and Economic development) was held on 22nd and 23rd February, 2019. Several eminent resource persons from adjacent states ornamented the occasion. The topic of the seminar was “Environment, Development and Livelihood.”



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