Surya Sen Colony, Block B, Siliguri
Dist.: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal (India)-734004
Email: suryasen@suryasencollege.org.in
Phone : +91 353-2691488, +91 94763 87939

SURYA SEN MAHAVIDYALAYA

Govt. Aided College & Recognized by UGC u/s 2(f) &1 2(b) :: Established in: 1998
NAAC ACCREDITED  ::   ISO 9001:2115 & ISO 21001:2018 CERTIFIED
Masterda Surya Sen

Indian revolutionary
and School Teacher

22 Mar1894 - 12 Jan 1934

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY


FOUR YEAR UNDER GRADUATE PROPGRAM (FYUGP)

PROGRAM NAME: B.A./B.SC. Geography (MAJOR)

PROGRAM OUTCOME

  • The students will acquire knowledge about earth science and its dynamic processes, including the interior of the earth, plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and various landforms, sustainable development, disaster management, resource management, conservation, and regional planning. 
  • Students will acquire proficiency in a range of skills, including understanding different types of scales, data representation techniques, mapping and the practical application of various modern instruments such as Barometers, Hygrometers, Rain Gauges.
  • The program will enhance the proficiency in various personal & professional qualities, including observation, communication, report writing, presentation skills through practical lessons, fieldwork and seminar presentation. 

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

SEM 1

Geotectonic (UGEOMAJ 11001 – Theory and Practical):

  • Develop an idea about concept of plate tectonics, and resultant landforms. Acquire knowledge about the theory of mountain buildings, types of folds and faults. 
  • Understand the concepts of Geotectonic and earth interior. Gain knowledge about earth’s interior and classification of rocks. Develop skill for Graphical representation of data using line, bar and circle

 

Disaster Management (UGEOSEC 11001 – Theory and Practical):

  • Understanding the concepts of  hazards and disasters, like  flood, drought, landslide, earthquake, cyclone, industrial hazards and 
  • Students will learn how to effectively organize and write a project report incorporating appropriate maps, diagrams, charts and tables. By working in groups under the supervision of faculty members, students will develop skills required for teamwork; including collaboration, coordination, and task allocation.

 

SEM 2Settlement Geography (UGEOMAJ 12002 – Theory and Practical):

  • Understanding the concepts of site and situation, origin and growth of rural and urban settlements, as well as the types, patterns and distribution of rural settlements. Develop an idea about Physical layout, structure, and form of rural and urban settlements.
  • Develop skills in constructing Diagonal and Vernier scales, expertise in the mathematical and graphical construction and properties of map projections.

 

Sustainable Development (UGEOSEC 12002 – Theory):

  • Understanding the concepts of sustainable development. Develop idea about Global challenges such as deforestation and soil erosion, their causes, impacts, and potential solutions. 
  • Students will learn to write a project report incorporating appropriate maps, diagrams, charts and tables. By working in groups under the supervision of faculty members, students will develop skills required for teamwork; including collaboration, coordination, and task allocation.

 

PROGRAM NAME: B.A./B.Sc. Geography (MINOR)

PROGRAM OUTCOME

  • Gain knowledge and conceptual understanding of geological processes, atmospheric phenomena and oceanic systems.
  • Develop ability to interpret maps, diagrams and data related to earth
  • Grow proficiency in constructing different types of map They will develop the ability to observe and identify geological and climatic features.

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

SEM 1

Physical Geography (UGEOMIN 10001 – Theory and Practical):

  • Understanding of the interior of the Earth, including its composition and structure, knowledge of various geological phenomena such as folds, faults, weathering, and mass movement, landforms formed by fluvial (river), glacial, and aeolian (wind) processes, composition and structure of the atmosphere, including insolation and the heat. 
  • Develop skills in constructing linear and comparative scale, representation of Map Projection.

 

 

  CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

PROGRAM NAME: B.A./B.SC. GEOGRAPHY (HONOURS)

PROGRAM OUTCOME

  • The student will acquire knowledge of physical geography, understanding geomorphological, geotechnical processes and formations correlate this knowledge with human geography.
  • It encourages scientific thinking and inquiry through field excursions and report writing. Allows interdisciplinary studies like Geology, Seismology, and Environmental Studies, equipping them to respond to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Learn to prepare map based on GIS by using the modern geographical map making It help to analyze the problems of physical as well as cultural environments of both rural and urban areas and explore the possible measures to solve those problems.

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

SEM 3

Climatology (CC5 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge about atmospheric interactions, pressure, winds, moisture, cyclones, meteorological instruments, and Indian daily weather reports.
  • Gain proficiency using a variety of meteorological tools. Learn about the Indian weather forecast.

 Statistical Methods in Geography (CC6 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge of statistics in geography; understand data usage, sampling types, theoretical distribution, data tabulation, association, and correlation. 
  • Understand how to use data tabulation. Learn about correlation and association.

 

 Geography of India (CC7 – Theory and Practical):

  • Students learn about India's land formation, climate, economic resources, population distribution,
  • Gain knowledge about the preparation of temperature and rainfall graphing, population growth rate, and inequality measures.

 Remote Sensing (SEC1 – Theory):

  • Gain knowledge about remote sensing, satellite remote sensing, image processing, and satellite image interpretation.
  • Gain knowledge about Satellite image processing.

 Physical Geography (GE1 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge of earth's tectonic evolution, geotectonic theories, interior, plate tectonics, folds, faults, earthquakes, volcanoes, and associated landforms. 
  • Develop an understanding of scale by drawing different types of scale, such as linear, diagonal, and vernier, and learn about different types of map projection.

 

SEM 4

Economic Geography (CC8 – Theory and Practical):

·  Gain knowledge on economic activity, factors affecting location, transport network .

·  Be able to analysis, occupational structure variation, work participation rate, proportional circles, proportional divided circles, and composite index.

 

Regional Planning & Development (CC9 – Theory and Practical):

· Learn about region definition, evolution, planning types, theories, models, development indicators.

  • Gain proficiency in calculating formal and functional region delineation, inequality measurement, Location Quotient, and regional disparity using theories like breaking point analysis and Sopher Index.

 

Field Work & Research Methodology (CC10 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge about field work in geographical studies, its significance, case studies, various techniques, and research problems to develop a better understanding of the field.
  • Explore how scientific theories relate to real-world situations through fieldwork.

 Geographical Information System (SEC2 – Theory):

  • Students understand the concept and components of Geographical Information System, Global Positioning System, GIS Data Structures, GIS Data Analysis, and its application. 
  • Learn how to create maps using a GIS platform.

Geography of India (GE2 – Theory and Practical):

  • Students learn about geography, climate, settlement types, intensive farming, industrial location, iron and steel industries, cotton textiles, population growth, and demographic characteristics.
  • Acquire the ability to analyse topographical and geological maps.

 

SEM 5

Biogeography & Pedology (CC11 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn about pedology, soil formation, soil fertility, biodiversity, biomes, and ecosystems, including soil structure, macronutrients, soil erosion, and conservation.
  • Learn to create Climograph (USDA – type and Foster type) for savanna, desert, and equatorial biomes, soil testing using Soil Testing Kit (pH, N, P & K), and soil moisture.

Remote Sensing & GIS (CC12 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain a clear idea about remote sensing concepts, components, development, platforms, types, aerial photography, and satellite remote sensing.
  • Gain knowledge about GIS data structures and develop an understanding of the interpretation and application of remote sensing and GIS.

Population Geography (DSE1 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn about India's population, its size, distribution, growth, dynamics, composition, age-sex, rural/urban, literacy, and contemporary issues like declining sex ratio, malnutrition, and unemployment, focusing on sources like Census, Vital Statistics, and NSSO.
  • Learn to calculate population projection, population density mapping for India, fertility measures (Crude Birth Rate, General Fertility Rate, Age Specific Fertility Rate, Total Fertility Rate), and mortality rates.

Or

Resource Geography (DSE1 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn about natural resources, including their classification, distribution, utilization, management, and appraisal, as well as sustainable resource development and sustainable resource management.
  • Learn to prepare landuse / landcover maps and compute the Human Development Index by analyzing the comparative decadal changes of Indian states.

Urban Geography (DSE2 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn urban geography, urbanization patterns, city classification methods, housing, slum issues, civic amenities, and heat island issues, with case studies of major urban centres in North Bengal.
  • Be able to comprehend the hierarchy of urban settlements, including the Rank-size rule, state-by-state variations, and urbanization trends Analysis of urban expansion throughout time using Indian census data.

Or

Agricultural Geography (DSE2 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn about agricultural geography, origin, land suitability, physical, socio-economic, technological, and institutional factors, agro-ecological regions, world agricultural systems, land use models, and Indian agricultural revolutions.
  • Develop practical skills in crop combination methods, crop efficiency measurement, crop concentration index measurement, and crop diversification measurement using ICAR.

 

SEM 6

Evolution of Geographical Thoughts (CC13 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge on geographical thought development, evolution, and disciplinary trends in Germany, France, Britain, and the US, understanding environmental determinism, possibilism, systematic, and regional.
  • Learn techniques in geography, including Chi square, standard score, dominant and distinctive analysis, and changing perceptions of world maps through works by Ptolemy, Ibn Batuta, and Mercators.

Disaster Management (CC14 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge on hazards, disaster classification, hazard study approaches, earthquake, landslide, flood, and riverbank erosion factors, consequences, and management, and human-induced disasters.
  • Gain proficiency in creating a project report based on a single field-based case study on flood, landslide, earthquake, and human-induced disasters.

Advanced Cartography (DSE3 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn fundamentals of cartography, levelling, theodolite traversing, map projection, remote sensing, and GIS, covering topics like polar zenithal equal area, simple conical and Universal Transverse Mercator’s projection.
  • Learn profile drawing, contouring, theodolite traversing, polar zenithal equal area, simple conical projection, and international projection.

Or

Political Geography (DSE3 – Theory & Practical):

  • Learn about Political Geography concepts, nation-state attributes, South East Asia geopolitics, emerging issues in India, water sharing disputes, and politics of displacement, including relief, compensation, and rehabilitation.
  • Learn to prepare spatial distribution maps of India, including gender, caste, and religion, and study voting behaviour using line, bar, and pie graphs.

Hydrology & Oceanography (DSE4 – Theory):

  • Learn about hydrology, river basin characteristics, floods, droughts, ocean salinity, temperature, and density, and Coral Reefs, their types, origins, and marine deposits.
  • Learn to create morphometric analysis of river basins using topographical maps, including stream frequency, drainage texture, circulatory ratio, and elongation ratio, and plot hydrographs for five stations.

Or

Social & Cultural Geography (DSE4 – Theory):

  • Learn about Social Geography, social processes, social groups, conflicts, cultural diffusion, cultural landscape, social wellbeing, health care, and disease patterns in India.
  • Learn to prepare a flow chart illustrating migration trends in India and the decadal variation of population components such as population density, age sex ratio, and infant mortality rat.

 

  CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

PROGRAM NAME: B.A. GEOGRAPHY (PROGRAM)

PROGRAM OUTCOME

  • Learn about physical geography, possess a broad comprehension of the formation and processes involved in geomorphology and geotechnical study, be able to connect their understanding of human geography with their knowledge of physical geography.
  • Be eligible for conducting social survey project which is needed for measuring the status of development of a particular group or section of the society.
  • Be able to acquire the knowledge of Human Geography and correlate it with their practical life.
  • Demonstrate management principles and apply them effectively in personal work, team leadership, and project management, ensuring effective performance in diverse, multidisciplinary settings.
  • Enhance their observation skills through field experience, enabling them to identify socio-environmental issues in their locality.

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

SEM 3

Regional Development (DSC3 – Theory and Practical):

  • Students learn about regional planning, its types, strategies, growth pole models, and problems faced in functional regions, as well as special area development plans in India.
  • Interpretation of Indian topographical maps, including plains/plateaus scale 1:50000, and geological maps.

Physical Geography (GE 1 – Theory & Practical):

  • Gain knowledge of earth's tectonic evolution, geotectonic theories, interior, plate tectonics, folds, faults, earthquakes, volcanoes, and associated landforms.
  • Develop an understanding of scale by drawing different types of scale, such as linear, diagonal, and vernier, and learn about different types of map projection.

 

SEM 4

Spatial Information Technology (DSC4 – Theory and Practical):

  • Students learn about spatial information, including web data sources, registration, projection, data structures, interpolation, modelling, information retrieval, topological modelling, networks, overlay, and data output application.
  • Students developed skills in identifying physical and cultural features from aerial photographs using pocket stereoscopes, as well as statistical techniques like measures of central tendency and dispersion.

 

SEM 5

Disaster Management (DSEP1 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge on Disasters in India include floods, landslides, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis, and cyclones. They involve hazards, risk, vulnerability, classification, and response strategies like mitigation, preparedness, and Indigenous Knowledge.
  • Gain proficiency in creating a project report on a single field-based case study on Flood, Landslide, and Human Induced Disasters like fire, chemical, and industrial accidents.

or

Sustainable Development (DSEP1 – Theory and Practical):

  • Gain knowledge on Sustainable Development, Millennium Development Goals, Inclusive Development, climate change, higher education, poverty, disease, universal health coverage, policies, goal-based development, financing, good governance, and National Environmental Policy.
  • Gain proficiency in creating a project report on a field-based case study focusing on health issues and education status in a local village.

Rural Development (SEC2P1 – Theory):

  • Learn about rural development concepts, basic elements, and measures.
  • Understanding paradigms, area-based approaches, target group approaches, and rural governance.

SEM 6

Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation (DSEP2 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn about climate change, its impact on various aspects, vulnerability, and adaptation, particularly in South Asia, through global initiatives and IPCC assessments.
  • Develop skills through a project report on a climate change field-based case study at both local and national levels. 

Or

Rural Development (DSEP2 – Theory and Practical):

  • Learn about rural development concepts, basic elements, measures.
  • Understanding paradigms, area-based approaches, target group approaches, and rural governance.

 

Tourism Management (SEC2P2 – Theory):

  • Learn concept about nature & different  types of tourism.
  • Understanding recent trend of tourism.
SURYA SEN MAHAVIDYALAYA
Affiliated under NBU


Block B, Surya Sen Colony
P.O. : Siliguri Town Dist. : Jalpaiguri,
West Bengal (INDIA), Pin : 734004
Phone (Office): +91 353-2691488
Phone (Helpline): +91 94763 87939
Email: info@suryasencollege.org.in
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