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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

Demography Geography

Development Geography

Cultural Geography

Economic Geography

Historical Geography

Health Geography

Regional Geography

Biogeography

Urban Geography

Coastal Geography

Climatology

Geodesy

Environmental Geography

Geomorphology

Glaciology

Landscape Ecology

Hydrology

Limnology

Quaternary Science

Oceanography

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Eligibility Criteria for Geography 

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%.

Entrance Exams for Geography

The admission process for admission in Geography consist of various stages, which are mentioned below:

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.

Tabulated below are the top entrance examinations through which one can take admissions to the History programmes:

JMI Entrance Exam

DUET

BHU UET

BHU PET

PUBDET

PUMDET

JNUEE

LPU NEST

CUET

AUCET

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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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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

FAQs on Geography

Q. What are the popular specialisations in Geography?

A. Some of the popular specialisations are Behavioural Geography, Health Geography, Glaciology, Environmental Geography etc.

Q. Can I get a job after BA in Geography?

A. The job opportunities after graduation are very few. Candidates are advised to pursue higher studies if they want to make a career related to this field.

Q. What is the requirements for admission in MA Geography?

A. Candidates willing to pursue master in Geography must have graduation degree in Geography with minimum 45 per cent marks.

Q. What is the admission process for studying Geography in a college or university?

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

Which are the popular entrance exams in India?

A. Some of the entrance exams conducted by colleges offering UG and PG courses in Geography are:
  • JMI Entrance Exam
  • BHU UET
  • PUBDET
  • DUET
  • BHU PET

Q. What is the duration of UG courses in Geography?

A. The UG courses are three-years in duration.

Q. Can I pursue PhD in Geography?

A. Yes, candidates having their master degree in Geography can enroll themselves for PhD in Geography.

Q. What is the admission procedure for PhD?

A. Candidate should hold a master’s degree with at least 55 percent marks from a recognized university and should clear UGC-NET.

Q. What are the job profiles in Geography?

A. There are several geography career options in numerous specialisations which are as follows:
  • Teacher  
  • Environment Consultant  
  • Landscape Architect  
  • Political Risk Analyst  
  • Disaster Management

Q. What is the difference between Physical and Human Geography?

A. Physical Geography is study of the environment like climate, soil, water etc. Whereas Human Geography is study of developments created by man.

Q. Q I am a PCM student, can I study Geography?

A. Yes, you can pursue BSc in Geography. For admission to this course, candidate must have passed class 12 in Science stream and should have secured a minimum of 55%.

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#71 India Today

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Popular Private Geography Colleges in India

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

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PRERIT Shankar

Contributor-Level 7

6 days ago

The latest cutt off is yet to announce but it is supposed to be between 93-98% this may vary the announce will be done by the end of the month all the best for your future and if you find it helpful leave a upvote thank you

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I have done my graduation in B.Com. Am I eligible for M.A. Geography?

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Adnan khan

Beginner-Level 1

2 weeks ago

Yes of course.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Govt. College For Women for M.Sc. in Geography ?

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Sumit naroliya

Guide-Level 12

2 weeks ago

Hi sapna, hope so you are doing great, the average fees at government college for women for MSc in geography is set around 67,000 to 69,000 INR annually , depending upon your category and reservation .
Hope so you got your answer.
All the best.

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What is the fees at Patna university for M.A. Geography?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

4 weeks ago

The total fees of Patna university for M.A. Geography is INR 7,540Register and Apply:Interested candidates can apply online with the required information. Merit Screening:Admission is based on the marks obtained in graduation. Semester 1 Courses:History of Geographical ThoughtGeophysics and Geomo...The total fees of Patna university for M.A. Geography is INR 7,540
Register and Apply:
Interested candidates can apply online with the required information.
Merit Screening:
Admission is based on the marks obtained in graduation. Semester 1 Courses:
History of Geographical Thought
Geophysics and Geomorphology
Climatology & Oceanography
Practical Group A: Geological Maps
Map Projection, Aerial Photographs and Image Interpretation
Semester 2 Courses:
Resource and Economic Geography
Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System
Regional Planning and Development
Practical Group A: Cartogram

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Can I do masters in geography if I did my graduation in economics? If yes, which universities would be best for it?

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Ashmi Dayal

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

No. The eligibility criteria to get admission to M.A. Geography is that a candidate must have passed 3 year B.A. /B.Sc. (Hons. ). Geography and must have scored minimum 50% aggregate marks or must have passed 3 year B.A/B.Sc. With minimum 55% aggregate marks in Geography and 50% overall aggregate...No. The eligibility criteria to get admission to M.A. Geography is that a candidate must have passed 3 year B.A. /B.Sc. (Hons. ). Geography and must have scored minimum 50% aggregate marks or must have passed 3 year B.A/B.Sc. With minimum 55% aggregate marks in Geography and 50% overall aggregate marks from a recognised University.

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How can apply for B.A. Geography? I can't find this course on IGNOU official website.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant, According to my research there is no availability of B.A. Geography in IGNOU. Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU offers Bachelor of Arts B.A. Programme in 12 streams namely polity, history, civics, philosophy, mathematics etc. Admission to IGNOU B.A. Programme is offered ...Dear aspirant, According to my research there is no availability of B.A. Geography in IGNOU. Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU offers Bachelor of Arts B.A. Programme in 12 streams namely polity, history, civics, philosophy, mathematics etc. Admission to IGNOU B.A. Programme is offered on a direct basis since it is an open university and the number of seats in each programme is unlimited. The application mode for IGNOU Courses is online and registration opens twice in a year for January and June Session. IGNOU B.A. Course Structure:
The Programme Code of this Bachelor of Arts is a BAG. The programme has a number of disciplines and courses from different schools of study. The following eleven Disciplines are part of the programme this year:
English
Economics
Urdu, Hindi History
Tourism Studies
Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration
Sanskrit, Sociology
Mathematics
Hope it helps.

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Satarupa Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

To apply for B.A. Geography at IGNOU you first need to search for IGNOU Admission 2022 then you will be able to get their admission website, over there you first have to register yourself via your email, mobile number etc. , after that you have to log in with your credentials and scan your photog...To apply for B.A. Geography at IGNOU you first need to search for IGNOU Admission 2022 then you will be able to get their admission website, over there you first have to register yourself via your email, mobile number etc. , after that you have to log in with your credentials and scan your photograph, your educational documents and you have to choose the course then you will have to pay the fee. If you want more information you will be able to find a video guide in Hindi as well as in English on how to fill up an online application in their admission website. The last date for the admission is 12th August.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Synod College for B.A. (Hons.) in Geography.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

a month ago

Dear aspirant,Glad to meet you.fee structure at Synod College for B.A. (Hons.) in Geography:The fees are affordable as compared to other expensive colleges, We have to pay two installments for every semester One semester the fees will cost around 8,000 or 9,000, which is not that expensive as com...Dear aspirant,
Glad to meet you.
fee structure at Synod College for B.A. (Hons.) in Geography:
The fees are affordable as compared to other expensive colleges, We have to pay two installments for every semester One semester the fees will cost around 8,000 or 9,000, which is not that expensive as compared with another semester, and the exam fees cost around 1200.
The course and faculty members are very kind and well mannered. They cater to the needs of each student, We have 6 semesters and in every semester students have to finish our assignments and then exams. There are also seminars in which we students have to take part which helps to boost up our confidence.

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Aakanksha jha

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

No fee structure is mentioned at their website kindly contact the office.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Heramba Chandra College for B.Sc. in Geography.

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Pawan singh

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

The fee structure for the Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} In geography is varies in between 10-15K per year.Its a complete 3 years full time course.

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

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Satarupa Chatterjee

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

The latest cut off information for M.A in Geography is around 50% for university inside Rajasthan and for outside its 60%. Admission dates have been increased till the middle of August, you can get in touch with their office for better information.

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Aakanksha jha

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

The merit list published on 2nd August and the selected candidate deposit admission fee from 3to 6 August and classes will start from 8th of August

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What can we study after finishing B.Sc. Geography?

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VIGNESHWAR J

Beginner-Level 3

a month ago

Hi, After completing B.Sc. Geography UG course one can pursue a master's degree in either Arts stream or Science stream. Some of the courses available are M.A. In Geography, M.Sc. In Geography and M.Sc. In Disaster Management.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Dayanand Brajendra Swarup College for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

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heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 17

2 months ago

The fee at Dayanand Brajendra Swarup College for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)-Rs. 2,858/- per yearRs. 8,575/- Total FeesThe eligibility is that the students must have secured a minimum 50% Aggregate with English as a subject in 10+2 or any equivalent exam conducted by any State Board or Equivalent.The...The fee at Dayanand Brajendra Swarup College for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)-
Rs. 2,858/- per year
Rs. 8,575/- Total Fees
The eligibility is that the students must have secured a minimum 50% Aggregate with English as a subject in 10+2 or any equivalent exam conducted by any State Board or Equivalent.
The admission is on merit basis.

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

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heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 17

2 months ago

Hi,Unfortunately Jawaharlal Nehru University does not offer 3 year BA in Geography. JNU only offers BA/BA(Hons.) in various foreign languages like French, Pushto, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese etc.JNU BA admission 2022 will be done through Common University Entrance Test (CUET) conducted by NTA. Candi...Hi,
Unfortunately Jawaharlal Nehru University does not offer 3 year BA in Geography. JNU only offers BA/BA(Hons.) in various foreign languages like French, Pushto, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese etc.
JNU BA admission 2022 will be done through Common University Entrance Test (CUET) conducted by NTA. Candidates seeking admission to BA admission at JNU are required to apply for CUET UG 2022. Registrations for CUET UG 2022 have been closed now. CUET UG 2022 exam will be conducted on July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20 and August 4, August 5, August 6, August 7, August 8, and August 10, 2022. No Viva-Voce will be conducted by JNU this year. The selection will be based on the performance in the CUET followed by counselling sessions conducted by the university.

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What eligibility marks are required for studying B.A. Geography?

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Smruthi p shaji

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

The eligibility marks are different from university to university. Most Universities have the eligibility marks around 45% to 55 %. .

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I want to know about the fee structure at Mahila College, Chaibasa - Kolhan University for B.A. (Hons.) in Geography.

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heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 17

2 months ago

Hi,The BA program offered by Kolhan University consists of 6 semesters and is spread over three years. The eligibility criterion for the program is 10+2. The application procedure for the same is done via online as well as offline mode. Kolhan University is placed on 640 positions in the country ...Hi,
The BA program offered by Kolhan University consists of 6 semesters and is spread over three years. The eligibility criterion for the program is 10+2. The application procedure for the same is done via online as well as offline mode. Kolhan University is placed on 640 positions in the country and 12138 positions in the world by the EduRank.
The admission to BA programmes is based on merit followed by interview of candidates by the university.
The specializations offered are Honours in English, Bengali, Hindi, Odia, Urdu, Sanskrit, Maithili, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, Home Science, Sociology, Anthropology, TRL and Psychology.
Apart from that, BA (Undergraduate Vocational Programme) in Mass Communication & Video Production is also offered.
Kolhan University BA Eligibility Criteria
The student candidate needs to pass the 10+2 with an aggregate of 50% marks in any stream from any recognised board in order to be eligible for the course.
They are then required to appear for an interview if selected through merit.
Kolhan University BA Admission Guidelines
The selection process for the BA program is done on the basis of merit marks scored and personal interview.
How to Apply online?
Go to the official website of Kolhan University
Click upon the "Kolhan University Application form"
Now fill in all the required details in the application form such as academic details, personal details and preference of college
Submit all the scanned documents like photograph, signature and other relevant documents
Now review the application form
In the final step, pay the application fee (INR 100/-) and complete the submission process
You may pay the application fee through credit, debit or payment wallet.
Now submit the application form
Take a print out of your application form and keep it with you for further document verification process.
How to Apply offline?
Submit your application form to the preferred college office after attaching all the required documents along with it
Finally, you need to pay the application fee (INR 100/-) through bank challan at the concerned college.

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Can I get admission in government colleges for geography honours?

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Kashish Nathani

Beginner-Level 3

2 months ago

Yes, you can get admission in government colleges for geography honours if you have studied that subject in your +2. Even if you haven't studied the subject but want to pursue this in graduation, some colleges deduct your marks accordingly and then you may get into a government college based on y...Yes, you can get admission in government colleges for geography honours if you have studied that subject in your +2. Even if you haven't studied the subject but want to pursue this in graduation, some colleges deduct your marks accordingly and then you may get into a government college based on your merit. This was the system till 2022, however with the implementation of CUET you need to clear the entrance and then you can get into your preferred government college.

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I've completed B.Sc. (hons) Maths. Am I eligible for M.A. In political Science or geography?

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Rohit kumar

Beginner-Level 2

2 months ago

If you have opted Political Science or geo as your generic elective then you can go for MA in these subjects.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Lalbaba College for B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geography.

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heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 17

2 months ago

Hi.
The total fee for this course is Rs 12,110.

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