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GOVT DEGREE COLLEGE ANANTNAG
  • NAAC ACCREDITED GRADE B+ (CGPA:2.53)
GOVT DEGREE COLLEGE ANANTNAG
  • NAAC ACCREDITED GRADE B+ (CGPA:2.53)

Department of Geography



Dear students, the contemporary academics hinges not only on the theoretical development but also on the application of scientific knowledge to problem solving. The discipline of geography, while bridging the gap between natural and social sciences, is inherently an analytical science with its main focus on interdisciplinary research. The Department of Geography figures prominently in the list of leading departments of Govt. Degree College (Boys) Anantnag. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject of geography provides an opportunity to the students from different fields to learn geography as it figures in the subject combination of social sciences, arts and natural sciences. The department strive to teach all the important branches of geography ranging from regional to systematic geography and from physical to human geography. Geography has a rich heritage of contributing to social good as it provides a number of job opportunities to its students in diverse fields of life. In fact, the geography students who graduated from this college occupy important positions in administration and academics. It is important to mention here that the subject of geography has proved to be an important option in civil services examinations. I welcome you to the department of geography where a very young, competent and learned faculty is always engaged to translate your talent into scientific achievements, academic excellence, social service and prosperity. - HOD's Message

Year of Establishment 1985
Faculty Position Assistant Professors (04)
Importance

The discipline of Geography, popularly known as mother of all sciences, has nurtured the development of human civilisations from times immemorial. In fact, the first drop of the ocean of knowledge was Geography. The contemporary thrust on Inter-disciplinary approach has added more significance to the subject of Geography because the subject is inherently multidisciplinary. The dichotomous evolution of the subject of geography has given it a peculiar position in the classification of sciences where it bridges the gap between natural and social sciences. The shift in thrust from ideographic to nomothetic approach along with the advent of remote sensing and GIS technology has established the role of geography to overcome contemporary challenges like Climate Change, Global Warming, Floods, Earthquakes, Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters etc. Geography at present not only contributes enormously to social good but also simulates the future scenarios for efficient management and sustainable development of available resources. In fact, the aim of modern Geography and medical sciences coincide to postpone death and to reduce sufferings.

Infrastructure

The Department is presently housed in a separate eight room building with adequate space.
1. Labs : 02
2. Staff Room : 01
3. Store Rooms : 02
4. Class Room : 01
5. Lab Asstt. Room : 01
6. Equipments : The Department of Geography has procured a good number of instruments and teaching aids for effective teaching/learning of Geography. The main Lab. equipment and drawing/surveying material procured so far comprises of Overhead Projector; Slide Projector; Stencils and drawing equipment; Survey of India Toposheets; Dumpy level; Theodolite; Plane Table sets; Prismatic compass sets; Surveying chains; Different earth feature models, globes and charts; Digital camera (high resolution); Video films on geographic phenomena; Large screen TV; GPS; Wind Vane; Weather station; Computer and Printer.

Mr. Altaf Hussain Mir
Assistant Professor & Head
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Dr. Rafiq Ahmad Hajam
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mohd Iqbal
Assistant Professor
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  • Address

    Department of Geography
    Government Degree College Anantnag - 192101

  • Phone

    01932-222308

  • Email

    principal@gdcboysang.ac.in

principal@gdcboysang.ac.in 01932-222308