Department of Geography

1.      Name of the Department: Geography

2.      Year of Establishment:  June 1962

3.      Names of programmes offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters; Integrated Ph.D.,         D.Sc. D.Utt., etc.)    UG.

         The department offers career development certificate course in Tourism development

4.      Interdisciplinary programmes and departments involved: NIL

5.      Examination System: Annual/Semester (Trimester Choice Based Credit) System: Semester

6.      Participation of The department in the courses offered by other department:  NIL

7.      Courses in collaboration with other universities industries foreign industries :- None

8.      Details of the courses/ programee discontinued (if any):- None

9.      Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual:

 

Sanctioned

Filled

Associate Professor

01

00

Assistant Professor

02

02

10.    Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance.

   Sr no

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience

 

1

Dr. A. S. Vhasmane

M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D.

Ex. HOD & Asso. Prof.

Upto May 2015

 

--

30 Years

2

Mr. Ubale G. S.

M.A., NET, SET, Geoinformatics Diploma

(Ph. D Registered)

HOD & Asst. Prof.

--

 8 Years

3

Mr. Gavit S. S.

M.A., NET

Asst. Prof.

--

1 Years

4

Mr. Patil A.N.

M.A., CSIR-NET, SET, Geoinformatics, (Ph. D Registered)

Asst. Prof. (CHB)

--

 

3 Years

5

Mr. Koli V. P.

M.A., NET, (Ph.D Registered)

Asst. Prof.(CHB)

--

3 Years

6

Mr. Sondge S.S.

M.A., B.Ed., NET, SET, (Ph.D Registered)

Asst. Prof.(CHB)

--

4 Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

11.      List of senior visiting faculty:-  NIL

12.    Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled by temporary faculty – B.A II          & III Grantable:- 37.5% Non Grantable:- 100%

13.    Programme-wise Student Teacher Ratio (2015-16):---

Sr. No

Class

Years

No. of Students

No. of Faculty

Ratio

1

B.A. I

Geography

2015-2016

120

02

60:1

2

B.A. I

S.T.D.

2015-2016

230

02

115:1

3

B.A. II

Geography

2015-2016

41

02

20.5:1

4

B.A. III

Geography

2015-2016

35

05

7:1

14.    Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff sanctioned filled and           actual: -

Post

Scantioned

 Filled

Lab Assistant

1

0

Lab Attendant

2

2

 

15.    Qualifications of teaching Faculty with Ph.D./ M.Phil./PG:

          Faculty with P.G. – 02

16.    Number of faculty with on-going projects from--------------

         a. National funding agency: - Dr.Vhasmane has completed minor research project funded by                      UGC.

17.    Department projects funded by DST-FST; UGC DBT, ICSSR and total grants received:  -None

18.    Research centre/ faculty recognized by the university:- Nil

19.    Publications:

         Number of papers published in peer reviewed journal (National / International)

Sr. No

Faculty Name

No of paper published

1

Vhasmane A.S.

08

2

Ubale G.S.

07

3

Patil A.N.

07

4

Koli V.P.

06

5

Sondage S.S.

01

20.    Areas of consultancy and income generated- free consultancy for carrier gaudance, competitive          exam & Social awareness

21.    Faculty serving in:

         (a) National committees— Nil

         (b) International committees- Nil

         (c) Editorial Boards – Nil

22.    Student projects

      a) Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including interdepartmental projects—   Yes B.A.III 100% , (All Students)

         b) Percentage of students doing project tin in collaboration with other industry/ institute: - Nil

23.    Awards /recognitions received at the National and International level by faculty and students

        Faulty :- Dr. Vhasmane A.S. awarded for Ph.D. Jan 2015

24.    List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visitors to the department: Nil

25.    Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding                                        (national\international) with details of outstanding participants, if any.:- Nil

26.    Student profile programme course-wise:

Name of the course & Year

Application Received

 No of students Enrolled

Pass Percentage %

 

 

Sancationed

Female

Male

 

2015-2016

40

35

09

26

96.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.    Diversity of Students -2015-16

Name of the Course

% of Students from Same State

% of Students from other State

%of Students from Abroad

B. A.

100

___  

___

 

 

 

 

 

28.    How many students have cleared national and state competitive  and Defence Services examinations, such as NET, SET, GATE vivil services defense services etc. :- NET: - 01

29.    Student progression-2015-16

Student Progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

04%

 

 

 

 

30.    Infrastructural facilitities

         (a) Library -----Dept. Library avilable.

         (b) Internet facilities for staff and students available at Department, IT and central library

         (c)  Class rooms with ICT facility-01= Common ICT –Auditorium & (I.T.Lab.).

         (d) Laboratories:- -

31.    Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government  or                             other agencies:

          Socially, economically under privileged students  get scholarship/freeship from state and central              government

32.    Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with                          external experts.

         Organized by Department Guest Lectures:-

Sr. No.

Title of the Programme

Name of Guest Lecturer

1

Equinox Day

Dr. Raut P.D., Head Dept. of Environment, SUK

2

Career Advance Guidance

Prof. Kuber Kattimani, Dept. of History, S.K. Patil College, Kurundwad

         Seminar/Workshop paritcipation

Sr. No.

Title of the Programme

1

Lead College Scheme Workshop on ‘Contribution of Tourism Business in Economic Development’ at Gopalkrishna Gokhale College, Kolhapur

2

Workshop on ‘Project Report Writing’ organized by Dept. of Geog., Sociology & Poli. Sci. at DKASC College, Ichalkaranji,

Guest: Dr. Jayendra Deshmukh

3

National Conference on ‘Resource Planning & Development’ at Dept. of Geog. , SUK

 33.   Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

         1) Lecture Method

         2) Problem –Solving method and practical works.

         3) Group Discussion Application of Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS.

         4) ICT, Overheads –

         5) Internet sourcing

         6) Survey & Project writing method

34.    Participation in institutional social responsibility (ISR) and extension activities:

         NSS w Blood Donation w Health Camp w Enviorment awareness.Geographical surveys.The                    department conducted socio economical surveys of near by villages and also studied tourism                potential of near by historical places.

35.    SWOC analysis and future plans of the department

         Strengths:-

  1. Well qualified faculty
  2. Departmental Library facility available.
  3. Project based teaching learning.
  4. The department running certificate course in Tourism Development
  5. Good co –curricular activities.

         Weaknesses:-

  1. No PG programme.
  2. No national conference/seminar organized.

         Opportunities:-

  1. To introduce PG course in Geography
  2. To start diploma courses of GIS, Remote Sensing.
  3. To conduct Seminars, Conference & Workshops.

         Challenges:-

  1. To introduce PG in Geography
  2. To start diploma courses of GIS, Tourism and Remote Sensing.

         Future plan of the department.

  1. To introduce certificate course in GIS, Remote Sensing and Tourism.
  2. Organization of National / State Level Seminar / Conference.
  3. Proposals for major and minor research Project to be sent for financial assistance.
  4. To start advanced career guidance centre.