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Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah

Estd : 1st August 1947. Affilliated to University of Calcutta

NCTE approved NAAC B accredited College with CPE status

Department of Geography

Teachers Profile

Dr. Samhita Chaudhuri

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography & Head of the Dept

M.A. Ph.D.

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Dr. Joydeep Saha

Assistant Professor

M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.

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Dhriti Sankar Mondal

Assistant Professor

M. Sc.

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Dr. Bhaskar Chaudhuri

Asst Professor in Geography

M.A., Ph.D.

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Pritha Saha

College Paid Contractual Teacher

M.Sc, B.Ed

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Debodatta Saha

College Paid Contractual Teacher

M.Sc, B.Ed

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Ritula Paul

CCTT

M.Sc. UGC-NET

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About

  1. History of Dept:-

Department of Geography, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College has a rich history, where

Undergraduate Programme was running successfully since the beginning (i.e. General coursefrom 1966 and Honours Course from 1981). Reputed faculty members, specialized indifferent branches of geography, used to teach here, and along with the active assistance offew non-teaching staffs, this department quickly climbed the peak of popularity in terms ofacademic credentials. Since then, an idea was floated to attach a Post-Graduate Departmentwith it, to provide a fillip to meaningful teaching-learning process and bolster academicresearch. Finally, this PG Department started to offer a full-time two years programme i.e.Master in Science degree in Geography from 2015.

 

  1. Mission & Vision:-

Along with it, rich seminar library (with around 300 books), a well-balanced stock of SurveyInstruments (like Prismatic Compass, Dumpy Level and GPS) and well-equipped RemoteSensing and GIS Laboratory help this teaching-learning process. Recently installed wi-fisystem is also an added-on facility. Multidisciplinary knowledge sharing platform, throughthe engagement of other departments (e.g. B.Ed., Economics and Sociology) of this college,is currently being promoted. Moreover, fieldwork-cum-excursion, occurring in differentregions of West Bengal and India also boost academic environment of this department.Active participation of students in group discussions, debates, micro-teaching programmes,wall magazine, oral presentation and poster presentation in seminars is highly encouraged.Last but not the least, student-teacher interaction, through a formal channel of classroomdiscussion and an informal channel of out-of-classroom discussions on pertinent socio-cultural and environmental issues is fostered.

This department is also proud of its Alumni, some of whom are actively engaged in teachingand research at different schools and colleges. Geography, located in a zone of convergenceof physical and social sciences, offers diversified opportunities to students who wish topursue further research in institutions offering population studies (like IIPS, Mumbai), urbanand regional planning courses (like CEPT, Ahmedabad and SPA, Delhi). Some of them canopt for jobs in leading NGOs, consultancy agencies and research institutions.

 

  1. Achievements:-

 

At Post-Graduate level, this Department is focusing broadly on Human Geography – thatmeans some of its branches like Social and Cultural Geography, Population and WelfareGeography, Regional Planning & Development and Urban Geography. Currently, it offerstwo Special Papers, namely, Population and Welfare Geography (since 2015) and RegionalPlanning (since 2017). To teach these modules in details, this department is humbly proud tohave its existing pool of faculty members. Their varied academic interests include the studieson urban society, social change, urban micro-environmental issues, urban governance, urbanpoverty, population-environment-welfare dynamics, gendered space, cartographic applicationin urban and regional studies, and geography of tourism and so on. Usually, month-long

Special Lecture Series, through the invited lectures of distinguished teachers, takes place asevident in the years 2016, 2017 and 2019.

  • Sweta, UG Hons. (67 percent marks), University Rank Holder (5th), currently studying Masters in the University of Calcutta
  • Tania, UG Hons. (2nd Year) currently the Highest Rank Holder, up to Part-I, with approximately 67 percent marks
  • Suchana, M.Sc. (2015-17), 3rd Prize in the Student Paper Presentation session, National Seminar organized by Bengal Economic Association and BKGC

 

  1. Notable Alumni:-

Dr.SayantaniMukhopadhyay, Associate professor, Sister NiveditaGovt College

Bandana Pal, Lab Instructor, Deptt of Geography, BKGC

Sumona Roy, Teaching Staff, Bidyasagar College, Kolkata

 

 

  1. Departmental Infrastructure:-

Number of Map Plates- 115 ,Number of Topographical Map- 1607

Number of Survey instruments and accessories- 205, Number of Climate instruments- 16

Number of Books in Seminar Library- 306

Number of other maps – 93 (including  guide map of various  districts, landuse map, geological & geomorphological map,  district map, Police Station map)

Total number of Computers- 10, Number of Laptop- 02, Number of Tracing Table- 10

 

  1. Future Plan:-

The department with its full team of teachers provides all support to the students for building good career and developing integrated value oriented personality. Teaches counsel the students for academic affairs as well as non-academic even personal affairs.

  • The departmental teachers have the opportunity to arrange lectures for the students with experts from Universities, Colleges and other Organizations.
  • The department can organize National/ International Seminar.
  • The department can organize workshops and refresher courses for school & college teachers.
  • Can explore possibilities of generating financial resources from Govt. Organizations.
  • Can offer consultancy services.
  • Counsel and guide students for Competitive Examinations (NET/WBCSC/ WBPSC etc).
  • Help generate interest for the subject among students of all college in general.

 

 

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Achievement

At Post-Graduate level, this Department is focusing broadly on Human Geography – thatmeans some of its branches like Social and Cultural Geography, Population and WelfareGeography, Regional Planning & Development and Urban Geography. Currently, it offerstwo Special Papers, namely, Population and Welfare Geography (since 2015) and RegionalPlanning (since 2017). To teach these modules in details, this department is humbly proud tohave its existing pool of faculty members. Their varied academic interests include the studieson urban society, social change, urban micro-environmental issues, urban governance, urbanpoverty, population-environment-welfare dynamics, gendered space, cartographic applicationin urban and regional studies, and geography of tourism and so on. Usually, month-long

Special Lecture Series, through the invited lectures of distinguished teachers, takes place asevident in the years 2016, 2017 and 2019.

  • Sweta, UG Hons. (67 percent marks), University Rank Holder (5th), currently studying Masters in the University of Calcutta
  • Tania, UG Hons. (2nd Year) currently the Highest Rank Holder, up to Part-I, with approximately 67 percent marks
  • Suchana, M.Sc. (2015-17), 3rd Prize in the Student Paper Presentation session, National Seminar organized by Bengal Economic Association and BKGC

Department Notice

SL No. Subject Description File Date
1 Schedule of Return of Note Books of Geography 19/07/2018