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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
Department of Environmental Studies
  • Introduction
  • Staff Members
  • Striking Features
  • Staff Achievements
  • Activities
The Department of Geography was established in June 1980. The department imparts value based training in Environmental Studies and Travel and Tourism.
The department aims to
  • Create in students a better comprehension of the environment and environmental problems
  • Impress on their minds the need to practice eco-friendly living and aim for sustainable development
  • Generate in them an empathy for the environment
  • Impart to the students education that is truly value based
  • Motivate them to acquire professional training for better career prospects
  • Turn them into responsible citizens of the globe

  • Dr. Sunita MaralDr. Sunita MaralAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Pradip SaymoteDr. Pradip SaymoteAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Sunita MaralDr. Sunita MaralAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Pradip SaymoteDr. Pradip SaymoteAssistant Professor
Geography Association is run by the department which organizes various activities like guest lectures, nature trail, field trips, poster making competitions, quiz competitions and exhibitions etc.
Exhibition on ‘Tourism in India’

The Department of Geography/EVS organised an exhibition on ‘Tourism in India’ on 6th February 2014 in the CPA room. The students of Travel and Tourism (Applied Component) participated and presented posters on various aspects of tourism in different states of India. The students and staff members of different faculties visited the exhibition and appreciated the posters displayed in the exhibition in their feedback. 
Educational Tour to Dahanu and Gholvad

The Department of Geography/EVS organised an educational tour for the students of Degree College, Travel and Tourism (Applied Component) on 4th and 5th January 2014. 14 students of Travel and Tourism accompanied by two staff members participated in the trip. Students visited Dahanu beach on 4th January and observed the nature of coastline and vegetation. On 5th January they visited Tarpa – an Agro Tourism Project located in Gholvad. Mr. Anil Save, owner of the farm gave valuable information about the various activities carried out on the farm. 

At Tarpa students saw chikoo plantation, a variety of fruit and spices trees and flowers, vegetables grown by organic farming and water management through rain water harvesting. Students were taken to a nursery of medicinal plants and a museum depicting way of life of warli tribe. Students observed food processing activity of making solar dried chikoo chips. At Tarpa students also carried out some adventure activities like lake crossing and rope climbing. Students witnessed the art of making warli painting. Students thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Tarpa. 
Study tour to Rajasthan 2014-15

A study tour to Rajasthan was organised by the Department of Geography for S.Y.B.Com Travel and Tourism (Applied Component) students from 2nd January to 8th January 2015. 18 students participated in the tour and 3 staff members accompanied tour. The places visited during the tour were Ranthambore wild life sanctuary at Sawai Madhopur, Amer Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar at Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar pilgrim centres, block printing unit and paper mash work unit at Sanganer, step well at Abhaneri and chokhi dhani. Students thoroughly enjoyed the tour.