Arts Department

Department of Geography

The department runs the undergraduate course in Geography since 20 June 1975 while post graduate course in Geography since July 2004.

The Geography Department is located on the second floor of the main educational building. The staff of the department is highly qualified and with diverse interests in research. The atmosphere of the department is student centric and healthy. The department is dedicated to educate the students through various curricular, co - curricular and extracurricular activities. Study of Geography is highly allied to our day to day life and natural processes. This enables the students to understand the principles of Environment, Earth sciences, Life sciences and Agriculture. The students actively participate in organization of the workshops, seminars, exhibitions, film shows etc. The photographs taken by the students are displayed in the exhibition.

Geography is the subject to be learned in field. The field visits are organized to explain various Geographical processes, natural and cultural environment, ecosystems such as forest, aquatic and grasslands. The field visits at Goa, Delhi, Agra, Hardwar, Saptshrungi-garh, Chankapur Dam, Saputara, Bhandardara, Murud-Janjira or Konkan part etc. have add in Geographical study tour.

The department aims to identify the potential of each and every student and develop his/her skills, accordingly create mutually beneficial partnerships between nature and education and to develop the technical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the field. The student community at the department is friendly, enthusiastic and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Several student activities are arranged through the year, to inculcate the extracurricular abilities in the students.

Past students of this department are holding different position in different fields. Some of them are working as lecturers & teachers in senior, junior colleges & in schools also. Some of our students are working in the field of remote sensing & Geographical Information System.

Department of Geography has actively engaged in various activities with the help of student representatives in the following Programmes

  • Paper cuttings & articles on recent environment & geography related issues are put on display board, students read them & discuss amongst them.
  • Slide shows, Film shows & PowerPoint presentations are arranged for the students, which help them in knowing different landforms & agricultural patterns.
  • The department arranges socio-economic & geographical surveys of the villages. Staff members explain the methodology. The intention of this type of fieldwork is to develop research ability in the students.
  • Department of Geography also arranges lectures of eminent personalities on different subjects related to geography.
  • Department arranges short & long tours for students, so as to expose them to natural environment. Students visit different places of geographical importance. In the field visit, different landforms are shown to them. While traveling, they are supposed to note down the various changes in the climate, relief, soil type, rock, natural vegetation, cropping patterns & identification of Physical features with the help of Toposheet, Aerial Photographs, Satellite images & GPS instrument. Students also visit different urban centers & study the urban patterns of development & their problems.

Goals of the Department

  • To provide quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To provide access to the widest possible range of sources of knowledge.
  • To provide an environment in which all members of the department can enhance their skills and apply them to a wide range of theoretical and practical problems in the service of the wider community.

Objectives of the Department

  • To provide a broad understanding of the study of geography and of the works of the geographers.
  • To develop students’ abilities in field-based investigations of geographical phenomena.
  • To enhance the ability of students to present themselves in the labour market.

Highlights of the Department

  • First department to organize state level conference in North Maharashtra.
  • Use of modern technique aids.
  • Live videos are shown to clear the concept of students.
  • Spacious and well equipped laboratory.
  • Guest lectures are organized regularly.
  • Highly qualified staff.
  • Staff members are engaged in research work.
  • Staff members are engaged in research guidance.
  • Nearly 20 percent students offer Geography as a special subject.
  • Consistent good academic result.
  • Special guidance to weaker students.
  • Long and short excursions tours undertaken every year.
  • Rich library : Books- 1589, Journals- 06

Courses offered

Undergraduate Level

Sr. No. Name of Course/ Programmes Duration Eligibility Intake Capacity Admission Procedure Prospects of Course
1 B.A.(General) 3 yrs. 12th pass 360 Merit based, As per University guidelines Secondary, Junior college teachers, Lecturers, MPSC,UPSC Examinations, Government services, Private sector
2 B.A.(Spl.) 3 yrs. 12th pass 60 As above -

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Postgraduate Level

Sr. No. Name of Course Duration Eligibility Intake Capacity Admission Procedure Prospects of Course
1 M.A./MSc 2 years B.A./BSc. 24 Merit based, As per University guidelines Secondary, Junior college teachers, Lecturers, MPSC,UPSC Examinations, Government services, Private sector,GIS

Infrastructure facilities in the department of Geography are as follows

  • 1st Laboratory. 420 square feet
  • 2nd Laboratory. 362 square feet
  • 3rd HOD Office - 180 square feet
  • No. of books available in library of Geography: 1579
  • No. of journals Subscribed for the post Graduate Subject:006
  • No. of Computer’s in the department(with Internet Connection): 02
  • Well equipped Laboratory
  • Automatic Weather Station

Infrastructure Detail

Laboratory No. Area in Sq.fit Equipment detail No. of equipment’s Remark
Laboratory 450 Surveying equipment accessories of plane table, Prismatic compass, Chains, Weather instruments as Thermograph, Barograph, Barometer, e GIS & Remote Sensing equipment tc. 167
Lab No.2 450 -
HOD Office 180 Computers, Printer, Scanner Automatic Weather Station 01

Awards Received by the teachers

Dr. P. Y. Vyalij (HOD) received

  • Award from ‘Vice Chancellor University of Pune’ as, “Best NSS Programme Officer” for the year of 2003-2004, dated 12/03/2005.
  • Award from ‘R .R. Patil Social and Educational Institute Satana’, Dist. Nashik for, “State Level Swabhiman Award 2005” for Social and Educational work, dated 12/06/2005.
  • Award from ‘Yuva Shakti Samajik Sanstha, Nashik’ for “State Level Aadarsh Shikshak Prabodhan Award 2005” on 30/11/2005.
  • Awards Received from ‘Maharashtra Rajya Marathi PatrakarSangh and Jesses of Nashik for State Level Shikshak Ratna Award” for Educational work, dated 9th Sept. 2012.
  • Awards Received from ‘AkhilBharatiya Kala, Sahitya, Sanskrutiakadami, Wardha, Maharashtra for National Level “Rajiv Gandhi India GauravPurskar” for Educational work, dated 14th Oct. 2012.
  • Awards received from International Publishing House, New Delhi, for Best Citizens of India: 2014, Nov. 2014.

Dr. R. S. Deore

  • ‘Mahakavi Vamandada Kardak Rajyastariya Adharsh Shikshak Puraskar’, State Level Award given by Lokranjan Kala Mandal, Shinde, Dist. Nashik.

Prof. G. U. Harkar received

  • Award received from Lions Club of Panchavati, Nashik for district level “Aadarsh Shikshak, dated 5 Sept. 2012.

Strength Of The Student

The strength of the students at the U.G. and P.G. level of the department has always been good and is steadily on the rise year after year. The students come from rural areas of the tahsil. Following is the strength of the students at the U.G level and P.G level. The Male/Female category is approximately 80% males and 20% females for U.G. level and 50% male and 50 % female for the P.G. level. The open and reserved categories are according to the university prescribed rules.

Strength of Students at U.G. and P.G. Level (for the last five years)

Year Total No. of students Total students
FYBA SYBA TYBA MA-I MA-II
2012-13 505 36 18 17 19 595
2013-14 495 67 41 21 17 641
2014-15 547 68 43 22 08 688
2015-16 600 55 47 23 17 742
2016-17 469 34 48 18 14 583
2017-18 506 35 23 21 14 599

Admission to the above mentioned courses are according to the rules prescribed by the University for the purpose. The criteria applied for admission is merit along with the quota for open and reserved categories for P.G. level.

Annual Result

B.A. Final Result (Department of Geography, L.V.H. College

Year Distinction First Class Higher Second Second Pass Fail Total Pass Result in %
2010-11 01 23 08 06 00 07 38 84.44
2011-12 01 13 07 02 02 12 25 67.57
2012-13 00 03 05 03 02 05 13 72.22
2013-14 05 13 03 03 01 16 25 60.98
2014-15 05 12 06 03 01 18 27 60.00
2015-16 05 09 03 03 00 19 20 53.65
2016-17 01 15 08 03 00 20 27 57.45
2017-18 01 08 02 01 00 11 12 52.20

M.A. /MSc. Final Result

Year Distinction First Class Higher Second Second Pass Fail Total Pass Result in %
2010-11 00 05 10 04 01 00 20 100.0
2011-12 00 04 08 06 00 05 18 78.26
2012-13 00 04 02 07 00 05 13 64.48
2013-14 00 03 08 01 00 02 12 85.71
2014-15 02 02 00 00 00 04 04 50.00
2015-16 00 09 06 01 00 01 16 94.12
2016-17 02 07 01 00 00 04 10 71.43
2017-18 00 01 01 02 00 10 04 28.60

Research Activities Undertaken (Minor Research Project)

Dr. P. Y. Vyalij

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Head, Department of Geography

Project title : “Population Growth and Changing General Landuse profile in Girna-Mosam Basin in Nashik District”
Funding Agencies : U.G.C.
Amount : 100000/- Rs.
Status : Project submitted in March 2011

Dr. R. S. Deore

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Vice Principal

1) Project title : Dynamism of Population Distribution and Density in Nashik District
Funding Agencies : U.G.C.
Amount : 80000/- Rs.
Status : Project submitted in March 2011
2) Project title : Study of Occupational Structure in Girna Basin in Nashik Dist
Funding Agencies : U.G.C.
Amount : 150000/- Rs.
Status : Project submitted in March 2013
3) Project title : A Spatio-temporal Analysis of population of Malegaon City
Funding Agencies : BCUD
Amount : 850000/- Rs.
Status : Project submitted in March 2011

Research Paper Published

Sr. No Name of Faculty Member Level Total
National International
1 Dr. P. Y. Vyalij 14 23 37
2 Dr. R. S. Deore 04 08 12
3 Prof. S. P. Dhatrak 00 01 01
Total 18 32 50

Research Paper Presented in Seminar, Conference, and Work-shop

Sr. No Name of Faculty Member Level Total
State National International
1 Dr. P. Y. Vyalij 11 14 02 27
2 Prof. G. U. Harkar 00 03 00 03
3 Prof. S. P. Dhatrak 00 02 00 02
4 Prof. K. M. Ghate 00 01 00 01
Total 11 20 02 33

Faculty Attend Seminar, Conference, and Work-shop

Sr. No Name of Faculty Member Level Total
State National International
1 Dr. P. Y. Vyalij 17 07 22 46
2 Prof. G. U. Harkar 07 01 09 17
3 Prof. S. P. Dhatrak 01 02 01 04
4 Prof. K. M. Ghate 00 02 00 02
Total 25 12 32 69

Research Paper Presented in Seminar, Conference, and Work-shop

Sr. No Name of the Teacher Level
State National International Total
1 Dr. P. Y. Vyalij 10 11 01 22
2 Dr. R. S. Deore 09 05 03 17
3 Prof. G. U. Harkar 00 03 00 03
Total 19 19 04 42

Faculty Attend Seminar, Conference, and Work-shop

Sr. No Teacher Name Level Total
State National Other
1 Dr. P. Y. Vyalij 17 07 22 46
2 Dr. R. S. Deore 12 06 03 21
3 Prof. G. U. Harkar 07 01 09 17
Total 36 14 34 84

Activities

The Department realizes its social responsibility and also the need for inculcating in the students awareness about environment and social issues. Keeping this in mind the Department also organizes several visits to natural and cultural environment.

Details of the departmental events

Students Seminar Participation

Most importantly the department has been active in organizing several programmes for the students and for the improvement of the teachers. The department has been engaged in undertaking several guest lectures, seminars as also discussions and study tours to enable the students to get a broader perspective on several matters.

We organized “One Day Workshop on Restructuring of S.Y.B.A./BSc and MA/MSc Part-II Geography syllabus” sponsored by University of Pune (BCUD) on Wednesday 05th March 2014.

Our students Ravi Ghuge, Gorakh Gore, NareshBhoye and Gangadas Harchandra Megha attend one day workshop on Conservation of Natural Resource and Social Awareness, organized by G. D. Savant College, Nashik on 7th March 2014.

The department also organized “One Day Group One Student Centric Workshop on Management of Water in Drought Prone Area” sponsored by University of Pune (BCUD) on Tuesday 11th March 2014.

During 2015-16 department of geography organized “Geography General Knowledge Competitive Exam” on the occasion of Geography Day 14th Jan. 2016. This exam was conducted on 13th Jan. 2016. Total 180 Students (163 students from Sr. College and 44 students from Jr. College) participated in this exam. Prize distribution function was organized on 14th Jan. 2016 under the chairmanship of Dr. B. S. Jagdale. First prize of Rs. 751/- cash and certificate was goes to Kedare Monika M. (MA-II, Geog.), Second prize of Rs. 551/- cash and certificate goes to Mr. Chaudhari Devidas, Gotarne Jagan (MA-I) and Wadu Sandip (TYBA). Third prize of Rs. 351/- cash goes to Gorhe Vikas, Khurkute Deepak and Sawant Prashant (MA).

During 2015-16 department of geography organized “Geography General Knowledge Competitive Exam” on the occasion of Geography Day 14th Jan. 2016. This exam was conducted on 13th Jan. 2016. Total 180 Students (163 students from Sr. College and 44 students from Jr. College) participated in this exam. Prize distribution function was organized on 14th Jan. 2016 under the chairmanship of Dr. B. S. Jagdale. First prize of Rs. 751/- cash and certificate was goes to Kedare Monika M. (MA-II, Geog.), Second prize of Rs. 551/- cash and certificate goes to Mr. Chaudhari Devidas, Gotarne Jagan (MA-I) and Wadu Sandip (TYBA). Third prize of Rs. 351/- cash goes to Gorhe Vikas, Khurkute Deepak and Sawant Prashant (MA).

Post Graduate student of MA II Geography visit to Aashawadi Village in Dindori tahsil for the field survey and submit the socio-economic report of the department. All SYBA Students prepare environment project on Water Pollution of Godavari River in Nashik City (Kumbhamela Issu) and submit to the department. SYBA and TYBA Special Geography students prepare a village survey for this year. PG Second year students prepare and present a project report on Special Disparity of various heads.

Our students namely Nerkar Nilesh Bhagwan, Dhatrak Swapnil and Date Pradip qualified the NET/SET Exam in this academic year. Our PG students namely Pawar Kuldeep and Kekare Shanker from MA-II Geography attend/participated two day state level seminar on Current Trends in Teaching and Research in Geography, organized by HPT/RYK College, Nashik on 29-30 January 2016 and present a paper entitled “Morphometric Characteristics of Tributary of Rayangan Nadi Basin of Navapur Tehsil in Nandurbar District. A Quantitative Approach”

On 18th January 2016 department of Geography organized a special lecture on the imminent personality Dr. Rameshkumar, chief scientist, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Panji, Goa. He was delivered a lecture on “A Journey to Icy Continent Antarctica” for this occasion Principal Dr. B. S. Jagdale was the Chairperson while Vice Principal Dr. Mrunal Bhardwaj was the Chief Guest for this function. Dr. P. Y. Vyalij, Head, introduced the function and Dr. M. P. Pagar gives vote of thanks.

Department of Geography celebrate “Jaljagruti week” from 16th March to 22nd March 2016. In this week various activities organized on“Jaljagruti Abhiyan”. For example Exhibition, Slogan, Articles etc on Jaljagruti. Exhibition on Jaljagruti- Inaugurated by Vice Principal Dr. Mrunal Bhardwaj with Chief Guest Prof. P. D. Zalse, Prof. Jyoti Pathare department of Geography, HPT College Nashik worked as a examiner for this exhibition, Dr. P. Y. Vyalij, Head department of Geography Introduced the function while Prof. G. U. Harkar gives vote of thanks. P.G. Geography students and other department students participate in this function. Mr. Sandip Suresh More, MSc (Maths) and Mr. Devidas Mahale, S.Y.BSc write best articles on Jaljagruti.

Student Projects

Student’s Projects are encouraged to give the students a chance to conduct independent research Student participation in projects is secured.

M.A. Geography last year students involved a project of socio-economic condition in the village survey. Under this our students prepared a socio-economic village survey as per university guide line. Last year we select Ashawadi (Tal. Dindori) village for this purpose.

Every year organized Geographical study tour for understanding the various geographical processes and human activities in different geographical areas.

State Level Seminar organized by the department entitled

“Indian Agricultural: Problems and Perspective”, date 2-3 Feb. 2013, sponsored by BCUD University of Pune.

Apart from the co-curricular activities the Department also takes an interest in organizing several extracurricular activities for the students. Extra Coaching for Competitive Examinations

NET/SET AND MPSC AND UPSC

Guest Lectures

Guest lectures are organized to give the students a broader perspective of the subject. Topics of contemporary relevance are selected. Here is just a sample list.

  • Prof. A. S Aapate,X head, Dept. of Geography, LVH college Panchavati, Nashik.
  • Dr. S. N. Nikam, Principal, SPVH College, Malegaon.
  • Prof. Prashant Magar, Head, Dept. of Geography, AmruteshwerCollegeVinzar, Pune.
  • Dr. C.M. Nikam, Head, Dept. of Geography M.S.G.College Malegaon-camp.
  • Prof. E.K. Karanjkhele, Dept. of Geography, KTHM College Nashik.
  • Dr. P.S. Hire, Dept. of Geography,HPT/RYK College, Nashik.
  • Dr. N.H.Raundal, PrindcipalSurgana College, Dist. Nashik.
  • Prof. KiranHugade, MVP’s Arts, Sci. & Com. College, Sinner.

Special Activities

Series of group discussions are held on several topics like

  • Environment Awareness.
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Pollution
  • Population Education
  • Tree Plantation
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Resources Management

Study Tours

Department of Geography Conducts several visits for developing a broad orientation Visits to places of Physical, Cultural, Social, Economic, Environmental interest. Study tours are conducted often to break the monotony of class room teaching and to get practical experiences.

Analytical Writing

  • The participation of the students was also ensured in the College Magazine.
  • Teachers day is celebrated by the students by felicitating the teachers to express their gratitude to them
  • Departmental picnics are organized to places like Ajantha and Ellora, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Goa and so on. This helps in developing an informal environment in the department which enriches teacher student’s dialogue.

Evaluation of Students

  • Internal Examinations are conducted through the centralized system
  • Weekly tutorials are undertaken by the respective teachers on aspects of the subject covered during that period
  • The centralized examination system does not allow the tutorial marks to be incorporated into the internal marks
  • Demonstrations’ by P.G. students also forms a basis for judging whether they have grasped the subject taught in the class. It gives training to the students who aspire to make teaching as their career.

Apart from this the students are also involved (Through NSS/NCC/Sports) in several other activities by which they contribute to the society.

NET/SET Qualified Student

Sr. No. Name of the Student Exam Qualified Year
1 Hugade Kiran NET 2011
2 Sonawane Pratima NET 2011
3 Patil Rakesh NET 2012
4 Patil Archana NET 2012
5 Khurche Rajendra NET 2012
6 Mungse Ganesh NET 2012
7 Kalskar Lalit NET 2012
8 Chavan Ramesh NET 2013
9 Khandavi Jagdish NET 2013
10 Anwat Vithhal NET 2013
11 Anwat Vithhal SET 2013
12 Mule Machindra NET 2013
13 Shinde Sunil NET 2013
14 Darekar Manik NET 2014
15 Kalskar Lalit SET 2014
16 Nerkar Nilesh Bhagwan NET 2014
17 Date Pradip SET 2015
18 Dhatrak Swapnil SET 2015
19 Kumbhar Bhagwan NET 2015
20 Date Pradip NET 2016
21 Dhatrak Swapnil NET 2016
22 Kumbhar Bhagwan NET/JRE 2016
23 Date Pradip NET/JRE 2016
24 Pagare Dipali Pandurang NET 2017
25 Salunke Devidas Santosh SET 2018

Workshops/Seminars conducted by Department

Sr. No. Title Duration (From date/to date) Level (State/National/ International) Name of Coordinator
1 Two Day State Level Conference on Tourism 27-28 Sept. 2003 State Dr. P. Y. Vyalij
2 Indian Agriculture: Problems & Perspectives 02-03 Feb.2013 State Dr. P. Y. Vyalij
3 SYBA/BSc & MA/MSc II Year Geography Syllabus Restructuring Workshop 5th March 2014 District Dr. P. Y. Vyalij
4 Student Centric Workshop on Management of Water in Drought Prone Area 11th March 2014 District Dr. P. Y. Vyalij
5 “Climate Change and Sustainability” 24-25 Jan.2017 State Dr. M. P. Pagar

Teaching Faculty

Dr. P. Y. Vyalij

Head & Associate Professor
M.A., Ph.D.

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Prof. G. U. Harkar

Associate Professor
M.A.

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Prof. D. V. Sonawane

Assistance Professor
M.A., NET

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Prof. S. P. Dhatrak

Assistance Professor
Non-Grant, Fix Pay
M.Sc. NET

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Prof. Smt. K. M. Ghate

Assistance Professor
Non-Grant, Fix Pay
M.A., NET

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Total Full time faculty Ph.D. qualified M.Phil. qualified Total Fix Pay faculty
03 01 00 02