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Bachelor of Arts Honors in Geography (B.A. (Hons) (Geography)): Course Details - September 23rd, 2011

B.A. in geography is a graduation course that comes under the field of arts. It is a 3 years course divided into 6 semesters. The course deals with not only the geographical features of India but also the earth’s features and its population. Various fields like study of the features of soil, climate, plantations etc will be covered in this course. This course will enrich the students about the geography of the world as a whole.

Advantages or Benefits of Doing Bachelor of Arts Honors in Geography

After completion of the course students can look for job both in private and public sector. Those interested to do higher studies have option for that too. There are a lot of job openings in colleges or universities, NGO’s, Government departments etc. But it is always preferred to do a masters degree as it will be difficult to get a job with a mere degree certificate.

Eligibility Criteria for B.A. (Hons) (Geography) program

All those students who have completed their 10+2 can apply for BA Geography. The minimum pass percentage mark is 45%. This can vary according to the colleges.

Admission Procedure for B.A. (Hons) (Geography)

Colleges select candidates on the basis of the marks secured by them for their 10+2. Students should apply to colleges which they wish to join. According to the marks secured or on the basis of the merit list students will be enrolled for the course.
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Bachelor of Arts Honors in Geography Colleges in India

A.A. Government Arts College for Men, Namakkal (Tamil Nadu)
Bharathis Womens College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Deen Dayal Upadhaya (D.D.U.) Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (I.I.G.), Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Osmania University : College of Science, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
Presidency College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Punjab University : Department of Geography, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
Queen Mary%u2019s College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (Maharashtra)
Vaugh School of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, SHIATS, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
St. Xavier%u2019s College, Kolkata
Presidency College, Kolkata
Maharani Laxmi Bai Government College of Excellence, Gwalior (M.P.) India
Rajendra College, Chapra
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi
Maulana Azad College, Kolkata
Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata

B.A. (Hons) (Geography) course curriculum

It is a 3 year course divided into 6 semesters and the subjects included are:

Semester I

Geomorphology
Climatology
Cartographic techniques (practical)
Geography of population

Semester II

Analytical physical geography
Oceanography
Thematic cartography (practical)
Geography of settlements

Semester III

Economic geography
Environmental geography
Remote sensing (practical)
Urban geography

Semester IV

Geography of natural resources
Spatial dimensions of development
Statistical methods in geography (practical)
Geography of India

Semester V

Evolution of geographical thought
Social geography
Field techniques (practical)
Agricultural geography
Biogeography
Political geography

Semester VI

Disaster management
Regional planning: case studies
Geographical information system (practical)
Geography of tourism
Contemporary environmental issues
Rural development

Specializations

Behavioral Geography
Biogeography
Climatology
Coastal Geography
Cultural Geography
Demography Geography
Development Geography
Economic Geography
Environmental Geography
Geodesy
Geomorphology
Glaciology
Health Geography
Historical Geography
Hydrology
Landscape ecology
Limnology
Oceanography
Palaeogeography
Pedology
Political Geography
Quaternary science
Regional Geography
Urban Geography
Feminist Geography

B.A. (Hons) (Geography) Course Evaluation

The students are evaluated on the basis of their performance in the examination conducted at the end of each semester. Internal marks are given on the basis of the practical exams, case study, record submission, class tests, attendance etc.

B.A. (Hons) (Geography) Text Books

Geomorphology: A Systematic Analysis of Late Cenozoic Landforms
World Geomorphology
Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography
Introduction to Geomorphology
Fluvial Forms and Processes
Rivers: Form and Processes in Alluvial Channels,
Earth%u2019s Changing Surface
The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to physical Geology, 4th Edition
Principles of Geomorphology
An Outline of Geomorphology: The Physical Basis of Geography
Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate,
Fundamentals of Meteorology
Global Climates,
General Climatology
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology
Climatology: An Atmospheric Science
Applied Climatology: Principles and Practice
International Cartographic Association: Basic Cartographic
Working with Map, Survey of India
Fundamentals of Cartography
An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections
Population Geography
Principles of Population Studies
An Introduction to Population Geography
The End of the World Population
Growth in the 21st Century
Population Geography: Tools and Issues,
Population Geography: Progress and Prospects
Population Geography %u2013 Problems, Concepts and Prospects
Spatial Analysis in Geomorphology
Rocks and Landforms
Introduction to Quantitative Geomorphology
Principles of Physical Geography
Geomorphological Laboratory Manual
Elements of Geographical Hydrology\
Statistics for Geoscientists: Techniques and Application,
Modern Physical Geography
Landforms and Topographic Maps
Morphometry of Drainage Basins
Fundamentals of Cartography
Elements of Practical Geography
Rural Settlement and Land Use
Geography of Settlement
A Geography of Settlements
Urban Geography: A Global Perspective,
Urbanisation and Urban Systems of India,
The Study of Urbanisation
The Geography of Settlement
Environmental Geography
The Urban Geography Reader
Urban Social Geography: An Introduction
Conservation of Natural Resources
Resource and Environmental Management
Statistical Analysis in Geography
Statistical Concepts in Geography
An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis in Human Geography
Geographical Dictionary of India
Patterns of Regional Geography %u2013 An International Perspective
Economic and Commercial Geography
India: A Regional Geography
India - A Comprehensive & Systematic Geography
India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography
Population in India%u2019s Development, 1947-2000,
Geographical Thought: A Contextual History of Ideas,
Geography: History and Its Concepts: A Students Guide,
Indian Geography Voice of Concern
Research Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
The Art and Science of Geography: Integrated Readings
Field Techniques and Research Methods in Geography

What to do after B.A. (Hons) (Geography)?

After completing graduation in geography, students can either go for job in various fields according to the specialization they have taken or else they have the option to do higher studies in various areas like:-

MA Geography
M.Sc. Applied Geography
M.Sc. Geography
M.Phil. Geography
M.Sc. Geo Informatics
Master in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
Master in Geographic Information Science and Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Cartography

After post graduation they can do PhD which will increase their job opportunities.

Job and Career options for B.A. (Hons) (Geography)

Forest Managers
Agricultural Specialists
Cartographers
Regional and Urban Planners
GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists
Demographers
Urban Planner
Climatologist
Environment Manager
Transportation Manager
Teacher
Tourist Guide Translator
Regional and Urban Planner
Companies Manager
Cartographer
Mining Supervisor
Geographer
IAS, IPS & PCS officer

Some of the employment areas are:

Colleges/Universities
Travel Journalism
Travel and Tourism
Solid Waste Disposal
Rural Development Departments
Oil Drilling
Mining Industry
Government Research Institutes
Gas Exploration Companies
Environment Protection Agencies
Agricultural Research
Indian Civil Services

Remuneration after B.A. (Hons) (Geography)

After doing BA geography there are lots of career opportunities in teaching, government jobs, agricultural institutes etc. The remuneration expected for geography degree holder is between Rs.9000 and Rs.10000.
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