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INFORMATION ON SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES HELD RECENTLY

1. Professor Shahanawaz, Professor SlazburgUniversity of Austria   has visited Department of Geography on dated 17.02.2011 and delivered two lecturers on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Geography.

2. The department organized workshop on Dissemination of Census Data 2011 on March 20, 2013. In the workshop the teachers, research scholars and students of Departments of Geography, Social Work and Sociology, Economics, Commerce and Management were apprised of the availability of census data and their use in research studies.  The, Joint Director, Census of India, Haryana, delivered talk.

3. The department organized two days International Conference of Association of Punjab Geographers  on the topic, “Disasters, Natural Resource Management and Socio-Economic Development” on October  4-5, 2013. The conference was attended by 412 delegates from five different countries and 15 different states of India. The conference had one plenary session and 20 technical sessions on 17 sub-themes.  Dr Prithvish Nag, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi KashiVidyapeeth, Varanasi, inaugurated the conference. He underlined the need to make the best use of wealth of information available in the form of maps for planning the development of natural resources. The key note address was delivered by Prof A.K. Saraf, IIT, Roorki. During the inaugural session, the Department of Geography honoured its superannuated teachers. On this occasion the Association of Punjab Geographers conferred Budding Geographer award on the Indian school team that won third position in the National Geographic World Championship held at St. Petersburg on July 13, 2013.

Professor Harjit Singh from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi delivered the valedictory address. In his address he pointed out that the excess use of natural resources was leading to changes in the ecosystem which in fact were aiding to the disasters all around the globe. He also emphasized that the economic development, which is unmindful of the sustained use of natural resources is basically responsible for disasters.

4. One faculty member of the Department, Professor Rajeshwari , presented a paper in 17thWorld Congress of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, held at University of Manchester, during 5-10thAugust, 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Collaboration with Other Universities:

The Department of Geography has entered into Inter University Consortium on Geo-Spatial Information Systems (IUCGIS).

The MoU was signed by the vice-chancellors of 7 partner universities namely Jawaharlal Nehru University, Guru Nanak Dev University, Kurukshetra University, Pandit Deendyal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, and University of Kashmir, University of Pune, Goa, Hyderabad and Madras at the JNU campus in New Delhi on Sept. 12, 2013. The MoU on IUCGIS aims tol strengthen the GIS programme, expertise, capacity building and infrastructure in Haryana. The research in the area will help the teachers and students to explore the advanced field of GIS which is considered a very important tool in modern day geophysical research. The consortium on GIS will provide opportunity to the partner universities to make coordinated efforts for developing the GIS based teaching, research and solutions to various problems of governance, land and water conservation, land use and land acquisition, crop yield predictions, urban and infrastructure planning, management of natural resources, monitoring and real time mapping of disasters and natural hazards.

IUCGIS envisages exchange of faculty and research scholars, information, geo-data base, research material and output among the universities for widening the arena of applications of the geo-informatics and remote sensing for the betterment of the society. It will also encourage the scholars to make concerted efforts for undertaking cutting-edge research aimed at an effective use of the GIS for developing decision support systems for wider applications and societal development. The consortium aims at raising the financial resources, in addition to the resources of partner universities, from various national and international funding agencies as well as other donor foundations.

Prof MS Jaglan, of the Department of Geography, has been appointed as focal person to co-ordinate the activities carried out under the aegis of the consortium at Kurukshetra University campus.

Alumni Meet

Department of Geography organised second Alumni meet on December 7, 2013. It was inaugurated by Major General (Dr.) Ranjit Singh, then Vice Chancellor, Central University of Haryana, who happens to be alumnus of the department. About 200 alumni of the department had attended the meet. All the retired Professors and teachers of the department were honored on the occasion. Professor Emeritus, Jasbir Singh, presented the achievements of the department since 1968. The chief guest stressed on the need of commitment, initiative to innovate and dissemination of knowledge. Prof M. S. Jaglan, Chairperson of the Department of Geography, emphasized on the research activities in the department and also infrastructure generated during last eight years with regard to Remote Sensing and GIS. Two interactive sessions were held in the afternoon, which was quite nostalgic as well as full of motivation for younger geographers. The alumni have motivated the students to enable themselves technologically with remote sensing and GIS, which offers plethora of job opportunities for geographers. The meet ended with presenting mementos to all alumni.

INFORMATION OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 

(Ongoing Projects)

Project Title

Investigators

Duration

Funding Agency

From

To

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Flood Hazard: A Geographical Study of Haryana and Punjab Part in Ghaggar River Basin

Dr S P Kaushik

1.7.2012

30.6.2014

UGC

 

       
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Annual Fieldwork: The Department of Geography also undertakes socio-economic household survey, (involving the whole class of 3rd Semester) of one villagein Haryana or nearby state. Two teachers of the Department accompany students and stay in village for 8 days and about 10 detailed reports of respective villages are prepared depicting socio-economic, demographic, and other details. During last 5 years following villages have been studied in detail.

Year

Name of Village

District (State)

2003

Sukhomajari

Panchkula (Haryana)

2004

Darpur

Yamunanagar (Haryana)

2004

Gauna Kror

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)

2005

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer (Rajashan)

2006

Mount Abu

Sirohi (Rajasthan)

2007

Randhawa

Sirsa (Haryana)

2008

Villages/localities Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra (Haryana)

2009

Lehriyan

Fatehabad (Haryana)

2010

Raghunathpura

Mahendragarh (Haryana)

2011

Umedpura

Sirsa (Haryana)

2012

Bibipur

Jind (Haryana)

2013

Morni

Panchkula (Haryana)

2014

Solan

Solan (Himachal Pradesh)

 INFORMATION ON ACHIEVEMENTS

Achievement Area:

The department has excelled in research in the field of Agricultural Geography, Geomorphology,  Urban Geography., and Issues of well-being. Beside this, currently the department is focusing on the use of research techniques and tools such as remote sensing, GIS and quantitative and qualitative analysis of physical and cultural environment.

Achievement Details:

The department is a leading academic centre of geographical studies in Northern India. It has specialised in the field of agricultural geography. A large number of research studies in the department have focused agricultural aspects and problems in spatial context. Urbanization, settlements and landforms are other issues of interest in the department. Equipped with lab facilities and GIS software the research activities in the department have diversified recently. This includes the fields such as gender, environmental issues, watershed management, health and nutrition, urban planning and rural development.

Information on Research Activities (Recent completed Projects)

Project Title

Investigator

Duration

Funding Agency

From

To

Growth and Diffusion of  Farmhouses in National Capital Territory of Delhi and its Impacts on the Socio-economic and Ecological Characteristics of the Local Communities and areas

Dr. S. P. Kaushik

1.4.2007

31.3.2009

UGC

Epidemiological Situation in Haryana: A Spatial Analysis

Dr Rajeshwari

1.4.2008

31.3.2009

UGC

Health Transition in Haryana : Spatial Field-based Analysis.

Dr Rajeshwari

1.4.2009

30.6.2011

ICSSR

Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme:A Study of Its Socio-economic Impacts on SC Population

Dr. M.S. Jaglan

July 2010

30.6. 2011

PHE, State Govt. Haryana

           

Other Department Information for Students

STATEMENT OF LECTURES

06-11-2013 Attendance of M.Sc.Geography IIIrd Semester
06-11-2013 Attendance of M.Sc.geography Ist semester

              Lesson Plan for Department of Geography

24-03-2015 E- Lesson Plan of M.Sc. Geography   IVth Semester
24-03-2015 E- Lesson Plan of M.Sc. Geography IInd Semester
16-03-2015 E Lesson Plan of M.Sc. Geography  IVth Semester
16-03-2015 E Lesson Plan of M.Sc. Geography IInd Semester
23-02-2015 E Lesson Plan of M.Sc. IVth Semester
23-02-2015 E Lesson Plan of M.Sc. Geography IInd Semester
16-02-2015

E-Lesson Plan M.Sc. Geography IVth Semester

16-02-2015

E-Lesson Plan M.Sc. Geography IInd Semester

02-02-2015 E Lesson Plan for  M.Sc. IVth Semester
02-02-2015 E Lesson Plan for M.Sc.IInd Semester
27-01-2015 Lesson Plan of M.sc  IVth Sem
27-01-2015  Lesson Plan of M.sc IInd Sem
19-09-2014 E lesson plan of M.Sc. Geography Ist Semester
19-09-2014 E lesson plan of M.Sc. Geography  IIIrd Semester
04-09-2014 Lesson Plan M.Sc. Geography I Semester
04-09-2014 Lesson Plan M.Sc. Geography III Semester
29-08-2014 Lesson plan of M.Sc. Geography Ist Semester
29-08-2014 Lesson plan of M.Sc. Geography IIIrd Semester
27-08-2014 E-Lesson Plan M.Sc. Geography I Semester
27-08-2014 E-Lesson Plan M.Sc. Geography III Semester
14-08-2014 Lesson plan of M.Sc. Geography Ist Semester
14-08-2014 Lesson plan of M.Sc. Geography IIIrd Semester