Updated on May 17, 2021 08:41 IST
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Kritika GuptaSenior Executive – Editorial, Shiksha.com

The study of the Earth and its lands and features, inhabitants and phenomena, is known as the study of Geography. Students are taught Geography in school and are one of the most fascinating subjects are we get to learn about the earth that we live, breathe and walk-in. From the climates to the physical features to the vegetation to the population, there are different aspects of Earth that we study in the field of Geography. Geography comes under Science and adds as a major contributor to other science subjects we study and know.

The study of geography is divided into two main branches:

Physical Geography: The study of the environment we live in, the climates, the life and soil, water, landforms.

Human Geography: The study of how man has created and managed developments such as buildings, roads, monuments, etc.

Specialised Fields in Geography

Here are some of the specialized fields which we study in the field of Geography.

Behavioural Geography

Cultural Geography

Demography Geography

Development Geography

Economic Geography

Health Geography

Historical Geography

Regional Geography

Urban Geography

Biogeography

Climatology

Coastal Geography

Environmental Geography

Geodesy

Geomorphology

Glaciology

Hydrology

Landscape Ecology

Limnology

Oceanography

Quaternary Science

Geography Courses Offered

Various universities and colleges offer Geography in undergraduate, postgraduate, research and doctoral programmes. The courses are as follows:

Course

Duration

BA Geography

3-Years

BA (Hons) Geography

3-Years

BSc in Geography

3-Years

MA in Disaster Management

2-Years

MA in Geography

2-Years

MA in Geo-Informatics

2-Years

MA in Geology

2-Years

MSc in Geography

2-Years

MPhil in Geography

2-Years

MPhil in Political Geography

2-Years

PhD in Geography

2-Years

PhD in Political Geography

2-Years

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Geography Eligibility Criteria

Students are required to meet the eligibility criteria which is set by universities. The eligibility criteria may differ from university to university, however, here is the common eligibility criteria set for a course in Archelogy.

BA in Geography: The candidate needs to have done their class 12 from a recognised board and should have secured a minimum of 55%. The candidate can be from any stream.

BSc in Geography: The candidate needs to have done their class 12 in Science stream and should have secured a minimum of 55% to be eligible.

MA in Geography: The candidate needs to have done their graduation from a recognised university and should have secured a minimum of 45%. The candidate should also have done their BA or BSc in Geography or any similar field to be eligible.

MSc Geography: The candidate should have done their BSc in Geography from a recognised university and should have secured a minimum of 55%.

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Geography Admission Process

Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering courses in Geography. Check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria which is set for the course.

Apply for Course: Proceed to apply for admission after getting to know the university offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit. For postgraduate courses, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam.

Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

BA Geography Syllabus

Here is the common syllabus for BA (Hons) in Geography.

Semester – I

Geomorphology

Climatology

Cartographic Techniques

Geography of Population

Concurrent-Qualifying Language

Semester-II

Oceanography

Thematic Cartography

Geography of Settlements

Concurrent-Credit Language

Analytical Physical Geography

 

Semester-III

Economic Geography

Environmental Geography

Remote Sensing

Urban Geography

Concurrent- Interdisciplinary

Semester-IV

Geography of Natural Resource

Spatial Dimensions of Development

Statistical Methods in Geography

Geography of India

Concurrent – Discipline Centered I

Semester –V

Evolution of Geographical Thought

Social Geography

Field Techniques

Agricultural Geography

Biogeography

Political Geography

Semester-VI

Disaster Management

Regional Planning

Geographical Information System

Geography of Tourism

Contemporary Environmental Issues

Rural Development

Concurrent-Discipline Centered II

Geography Job Profiles

There are several geography career options in numerous specialisations which are as follows:

Cartography

Survey

Urban and Regional Planning

Town Planning

Remote Sensing

Climate Change Analysis

Geospatial Analyst

Teacher

Travel and Tourism

Environment Consultant

Landscape Architect

Political Risk Analyst

Disaster Management

Market Researcher

Logistics and Distribution Manager

Tourism Officer

Transport Planner

Popular Geography Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Geography Colleges in India. Learn more about these Geography colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
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Popular Geography UG Courses in India

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UG Courses

Popular Geography PG Courses in India

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PG Courses

Popular Geography Specializations in India

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Popular Specializations

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    Saima khatun

    2022-03-03 16:10:35

    I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. (History, Economics, Pol. Sc., Geography) at NDA Pune.

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    Devanshu Nath

    2022-03-03 11:06:43

    Can I do an MBA after B.A. in English and Geography?

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    preeti gogna

    Guide-Level 14

    5 days ago

    Yes you can do MBA. The eligibility for MBA is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and InterviewMittal School of Business is a favorite among MBA aspirants from across the country an...Yes you can do MBA. The eligibility for MBA is Pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelors degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPU NEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT^ and Interview
    Mittal School of Business is a favorite among MBA aspirants from across the country and the globe for its industry-oriented curriculum, interactive hands-on pedagogy, and intense industry interface. A multidisciplinary campus and multicultural environment suffused with student activity ensure the all-around development of its graduates, grooming them for successful entrepreneurship and global careers. LPU is a brand and Mittal School of Business has been ranked 37 in the country. At LPU they say, if not the real world, the classes of MBA are simulated as a real-world, making the learning close to reality. A wide range of emerging specialisation areas are on offer:
    MBA (Tourism and Hospitality) MBA (Financial Markets) MBA (Corporate Audit and Tax Management) MBA (International Business) MBA (Supply Chain and Logistics) MBA (Cost Management and Financial Analysis) MBA (Hospital and Health care Management)MBA (Business Analytics)MBA (Corporate Affairs and Governance) and MBA (Hons) The university has tie-up with the companies like NSE, Safeducate, ICICI Direct, IDFC, etc. This course allows students to pursue live projects and/or professional certifications like NCCMP, NCFM, etc. The curriculum is equipped with 21st-century digital technologies required for managing their specialised area. The entrepreneurship projects are an integral part of the curriculum. The university has added to the core curricula, modules like communication, analytical and soft skills to enhance personality and employability. The Industry desired workshops on Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Stock Market Operations, Life Skills, Creativity and Innovation, and Leadership are held on the campus to make students industry-ready. The students get an opportunity to work on business projects to enhance managerial skills. Last but not least the course incorporates real-life case studies to provide interactive teaching and learning methodology.
    21 LPA was the highest salary package offered, 5.5 is the average salary package. The university has a tie-up with over 700 companies that come for campus placements. Students are placed in the best brands like Amazon, Federal bank, Delivery, Asian Paints, Berger Paint, Bajaj Electrical, Colgate Palmolive, HUL, ITC, Loreal, Marico,. .

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    Puneet Singh

    Scholar-Level 17

    5 days ago

    Dear Aspirant, Of course, you can do an MBA after a B.A. In English and Geography. I would recommend you an MBA in Human Resource or Sales and Marketing. I have many friends who have completed an MBA after B.A. From LPU. To get admission at LPU, you should have passed with a minimum of 55% marks...Dear Aspirant, Of course, you can do an MBA after a B.A. In English and Geography. I would recommend you an MBA in Human Resource or Sales and Marketing. I have many friends who have completed an MBA after B.A. From LPU. To get admission at LPU, you should have passed with a minimum of 55% marks in the Bachelor's degree in any discipline or equivalent. Moreover, you have to qualify for the either LPU NEST exam or should have a minimum of 80 percentile in the CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT+Interview
    or
    Completed Company Secretary CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)+Interview
    or
    Completed Chartered Accountancy CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)+Interview
    or
    Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)+Interview. The Mittal School of Business at LPU is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, USA ensuring quality education and industry-experienced faculty members, studying in LPU will get a degree accredited from a body of USA. Placement: Companies like Colgate Palmolive, Hindustan Unilever, Godrej Consumer, Asian Paints, Bajaj Allianz, CEAT, Rallis India, etc. Visit LPU for recruitment purposes. The main thing for placement that I liked there is that LPU provides placement classes to the students from the first year, which helps students prepare for placement until their final year of the programme. The highest package offered for the management programme is Rs. 21 LPA. Scholarships: LPU provides very good scholarships on the basis of Percentage in Qualifying Exam/ Qualification previous to Eligibility Qualification, LPU NEST CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT or NMAT Financial Aid, Need-Based, Financial Aid for Serving/ Retired Defence/ CAPF/ Para- Military Personnel and their dependents, Financial Aid to Persons with Certain Disabilities. MBA specialisation: Agribusiness Management, Human Resource, Marketing, International Business, Financial Markets, Digital Market, Hospital and Healthcare, Business Analytics, Banking and Financial Services, Operations, Artificial Intelligence, etc. For more details, you may refer to the LPU website. I hope this helps.

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    Kajal Pandey

    2022-02-16 09:53:23

    I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.A. in Geography at Allahabad University.

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    Pankaj

    Contributor-Level 7

    6 days ago

    Go through college website for cutoff information

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    mou sengupta

    2022-02-16 19:29:41

    I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.Sc. in Geography at Calcutta University.

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    Dr Uma Sinha

    Scholar-Level 16

    2 weeks ago

    Hi. You can see this link for cutoff information
    https://www.shiksha.com/university/calcutta-university-kolkata-24674/cutoff
    Thanks.

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    Rajalekshmi

    2022-02-03 16:10:31

    I want to know if I am a B.Sc. Geography graduate, am I eligible for M.Sc. Agriculture.

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    Mohd Zareed

    Beginner-Level 1

    a month ago

    Please specify the university name where you want to take admission as there are various universities in India having different criteria as per your qualification you are eligible for Andhra Pradesh university but DU will not permit you to get into this course so please specify your university.

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    Saakshi Tomar

    2022-01-21 22:01:01

    Can I know if Masters in Geography is available at Presidency University?

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    kirti Gupta

    Contributor-Level 10

    a month ago

    Hi Saakshi, You can visit the following Shiksha link to get more information whatever you want:-
    https://www.shiksha.com/university/presidency-university-Kolkata-51529/course-m-sc-in-geography-271044
    Hope this helps!
    Best Wishes!

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    Harshita Singh

    2021-12-20 11:44:02

    Can I do M.A. In geography after B.Sc. Maths from DU?

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    Himvesh Yadav

    Beginner-Level 4

    a month ago

    No you cannot apply for M.A. Geography as the candidate should have done Graduation with Honours in Geography or Geography as one of the subjects with a minimum aggregate score of 50% from a recognised Indian College or University.

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    Devyani Solanki

    Contributor-Level 9

    2 months ago

    No ! You can't do M.Sc. Geography if you don't have B.A. Geography degree or have not studied this subject.

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    Nandita Das

    2021-12-24 20:07:28

    I want to know about the fee structure at Viva Bharati University for B.A. (Hons. ). In Geography.

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    konatham Abhishek

    Scholar-Level 16

    a month ago

    Dear Nandita
    Fees of B.A. (hons) in geography is around Rs 12. 5 thousand. Please click on link for more details: https://www.shiksha.com/university/viva-bharati-university-west-Bengal-other-25287/course-b-a-hons-in-geography-239978
    Thank You!

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    KUSHAGRA VERMA

    Contributor-Level 10

    2 months ago

    Fees of B.A. (hons) in geography is around Rs 12. 5 thousand.

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    Dr P K MITRA

    2021-12-29 16:16:54

    My niece did graduation in Geography under SKBU this year. Now interested in MA Geography in distance course from RBU. Please guide me.

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    Hrishabh Sahu

    Contributor-Level 10

    2 months ago

    Hii, Admission : The eligibility to pursue M.A. Geography from Directorate of Distance Education Rabindra Bharati University is to have completed a Bachelor's degree with minimum qualification. I applied for this course and got informed that I got shortlisted to get admission. Remarks : Directora...Hii, Admission : The eligibility to pursue M.A. Geography from Directorate of Distance Education Rabindra Bharati University is to have completed a Bachelor's degree with minimum qualification. I applied for this course and got informed that I got shortlisted to get admission. Remarks : Directorate of Distance Education Rabindra Bharati University provides a great opportunity for many to pursue their education regardless of the stream they belong to. The resources and the quality of education they provide help the students greatly. Thanks.

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    Dr P K MITRA

    2021-12-29 16:10:31

    I am interested for admission in M.A. Geography under RBU in distance course. What is the process?

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    Vipin Bihari Yadav

    Guide-Level 12

    2 months ago

    Hii, Admission : The eligibility to pursue M.A. Geography from Directorate of Distance Education Rabindra Bharati University is to have completed a Bachelor's degree with minimum qualification. I applied for this course and got informed that I got shortlisted to get admission. Remarks : Directora...Hii, Admission : The eligibility to pursue M.A. Geography from Directorate of Distance Education Rabindra Bharati University is to have completed a Bachelor's degree with minimum qualification. I applied for this course and got informed that I got shortlisted to get admission. Remarks : Directorate of Distance Education Rabindra Bharati University provides a great opportunity for many to pursue their education regardless of the stream they belong to. The resources and the quality of education they provide help the students greatly. Thanks.

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    Ayshabi Kp

    2021-12-13 20:07:15

    I just want to know about the fees structure for B.Ed. Can you please inform this.

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    Hrishabh Sahu

    Contributor-Level 10

    2 months ago

    B.Ed. Course in general has Rs 80000-100000 fee for 2 year term. If you have question about specific college then mention it.

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    Rakesh Kumar

    2021-12-24 12:16:12

    Can I do M.Sc. in Geography after doing B.Sc. in PCM ?

    Reply to Rakesh Kumar

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    KUSHAGRA VERMA

    Contributor-Level 10

    2 months ago

    Yes you can do M.Sc. In geography after B.Sc. In pcm with minimum 50% of marks obtained in it.

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