B.A. (GEOGRAPHY)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GEOGRAPHY

B.A. Geography or Bachelor of Arts in Geography is an undergraduate Geography course. Geography is the science which deals with the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena. However, modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all its human and natural complexities not only where objects are but how they have changed and come to be. The time of completion for this course is normally three years. In India, many institutes are offering this course on correspondence or part time basis also. Today the importance of Geography course increased immensely and it has attached many career opportunities. The syllabus for the course is divided into six semesters.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.A. (GEOGRAPHY)

  • 10+2 from any recognized board

  • Course Duration – 3 years

  • Minimum Percentage Required – 45%

  • Age Limit- No Age Limit

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.A. IN GEOGRAPHY)

  • Environment and Ecology

  • Political Geography

  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS

  • Agricultural Geography

  • Statistical Techniques

  • Social Geography of India

  • Spatial Analysis

  • Urban Settlement System

  • Advanced Physical Geography

  • Regional Development

  • Contemporary Human Geography

  • Cultural Geography

  • Computer Aided Mapping

  • Hydrology and Water Resource Management

  • Thematic Atlas

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Spatial Economic Systems

  • Geography of Landscape

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Demography and Population Policy

  • Environment and Society

  • Health

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The selection for admission to the program is merit based. For direct admission, student must have scored the percentage declared in the cut off list. In case of entrance test, the shortlist of candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in entrance test and some weightage is also given to the marks scored in 10+2 examination.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.A. (GEOGRAPHY)

  • Colleges & Universities

  • Cartography Offices

  • Residential Surveying Agencies

  • Environmental Companies

  • GIS

  • Urban Development Bodies

B.A. (GEOGRAPHY) JOB PROFILES

  • Accountant Assistant

  • Content Developer

  • Unit Sales Manager

  • MAP Consultant

  • Geography Teacher

  • Subject Matter Expert

  • Labs Researcher

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.A. (GEOGRAPHY)

A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in geography can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed. along with basic degree.

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.A. (GEOGRAPHY)

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 12,160 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.A. (GEOGRAPHY)

  1. BJB AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE (BJBAC), BHUBANESWAR

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

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