DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

 

  1. Name of the Department : Geography
  2. Year of Establishment : 1962
  3. Names of Programmes offered : B.A., M.A.
  4. Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the : COC – Travel and Tourism

departments/ units involved

  1. Annual / Semester / Choice Based Credit : BA I – CGPA Pattern

System (programme wise)                              BA II – CGPA Pattern

BA III – Semester Pattern

  1.    M.A. I – CBCS Pattern
  2.    M.A. II – Semester Pattern
  3. Participation of the department in the courses : Environment Studies, NSS

offered by other departments                         (as a subject)

  1. Courses in collaboration with other : Classic Travels, Solapur

universities, industries, foreign institutions,

etc

  1. Details of Course/Programmes discontinued : Nil

(if any) with reasons

  1. Number of Teaching Posts :
Post Sanctioned Filled
Associate professor 01 01
Assistant professor 03 03
Any other (CHB) 01 01
  1. Faculty profile with Name, Qualification, Designation, Specialization (D.Sc./

D.Litt./ Ph.D., /M. Phil., etc) as on  05.09.2015

Name Qualification Designation Specialization Experience(in years) Students awarded Ph. D degree in the last 4 years
Dr. S. J. Awate M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D. Head, Associate. Professor. Agriculture Geography 27 -
Dr. N. I. Dhayagode M.A., M.Ed., SET,  Ph.D. Assistant. Professor Manufacture Marketing 13 -
Dr. G. U. Todkari M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D. Assistant. Professor Agriculture Geography 10 -
Mr. A. S. Shinde M.A.(Geo).,M.Sc(Geoinfo).,NET (JRF).,SET Assistant. Professor Economic Geography 05 -
Mr. D. N. Ligade M.A., B.Ed., NET Assistant. Professor Geography 04 -
  1. List of Senior Visiting Faculty: Dr. R.S.Pardeshi, Mr. D.V. Kosti and Mr. B.M.

Swami

  1. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical: B.A.- Nil

classes handled (Programme wise) by          M.A.- 12.5%

temporary faculty

  1. Student – Teacher Ratio (Programme wise) : B.A. 60:1 (Approx)

M.A. 16:1 (Approx)

 

  1. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff sanctioned

and filled

Support Staff and Administrative staff Sanctioned Filled
Lab Attendant 01 01
  1. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc., / D.Litt., / Ph.D., / M. Phil., / PG
Name of Staff Qualification
1.Dr. S.J. Awate M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D.
2.Dr. N.I.Dhayagode M.A., M.Ed., SET,  Ph.D.
3.Dr. G.U. Todkari M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D.
4.Mr. A.S. Shinde M.A., M.Sc., NET
5.Mr. D.N. Ligade M.A., B.Ed., NET
  1. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International

funding agencies and grants received: Nil

  1. Department projects funded by UGC and total grants received and status
No. of Projects Total Grant Received Status
02 Minor Rs. 2,00,000/- Completed
  1. Research Centre facility recognized by the University: No
  2. Publications with ISSN Number-

Research Paper Published

No. Name of the Staff Number of papers published
National International
1. Dr. S.J. Awate 10
2 Dr. N.I.Dhayagode 09
3. Dr. G.U. Todkari 12 28
4. Mr. A.S. Shinde 03 12
5. Mr. D.N. Ligade 06

Number of books published and edited:

No. Name of the staff Edited Books Authored Books
1. Dr. S.J. Awate 03
2. Dr. N. I. Dhayagode 01
3. Dr. G.U. Todkari 02
4. Mr. D.N. Ligade 01

Seminar Proceedings published in books with ISBN No.

No. Name of the Staff Papers Published in the edited books with ISBN Number
1. Dr. S.J. Awate 03
2. Dr. N. I. Dhayagode 02
3. Dr. G.U. Todkari 05
4. Mr. A.S. Shinde 03
  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated: Nil
  2. Faculty as members in:
  3. a) National Committees – Nil
  4. b) International Committees – Nil
  5. c) Editorial Boards –
  • S.J. Awate – Critic Journal; Maharashtra Geographer
  • G. U. Todkari – Maharashtra Geographer; World Journal of Geoinformatics
  • A. S. Shinde – Maharashtra Geographer

 

 

  1. d) Membership in Academic bodies – Board of Studies:
Name University Position Year
Dr. S.J. Awate 32(5) Committee NSS,M.A., B.A.-II Syllabus subcommittee 2013 onwards
Dr. N. I. Dhayagode M.A., BA-II SyllabusSub-Committee 2013-14
  1. Student Projects:
    1. Students who have done in-house projects including inter department / programme: 100%
    2. Students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e. in Research Laboratories / Industry / other agencies: Nil
    3. Awards received by faculty and students:
  • S. J. Awate – ‘Best Teacher Award 2014-15’ Bhausaheb Gandhi Sevabhavi Puraskar
  • N.I. Dhayagode – ‘Ideal Reader 2012’ WCAS
  1. List of eminent academicians / visitors to the department who delivered special

lectures

No. Date Name of the resource person Designation and Institution Topic
1 2011-12 Dr. S.C. Advitot Asso. Prof.C.B. Khedgi’s College,Akkalkot Field Work in Geography
2. 2012-13 Dr. N.H. Chakradev Asso. Prof.Sangmeshwar College, Solapur Fundamental Geomorphology
3. 2013-14 Dr. A. B . Gaikwad Asst. Prof.WCAS, Solapur Research in Geography
4. 2014-15 Dr. H.B. Tipe Asst. Prof.Vasundhara College, Solapur Research Methodology
  1. Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized and the source of funding
  2. National – Nil
  3. International – Nil
  4. Student Profile (Programme / Course wise)
Year Applications Received Selected Enrolled Pass Percentage
M F
B.A. I
2010-2011 171 171 105 66 94.11
2011-2012 168 168 99 69 92.50
2012-2013 174 174 111 63 91.92
2013-2014 155 155 85 70 78.62
2014-2015 147 147 66 81 91.24
B.A. II
2010-2011 39 39 27 12 87.17
2011-2012 70 70 38 32 94.53
2012-2013 42 42 26 16 95.15
2013-2014 62 62 46 16 96.60
2014-2015 54 54 28 26 91.00
B.A. III
2010-2011 33 33 22 11 73.33
2011-2012 28 28 20 08 70.83
2012-2013 45 45 24 21 82.50
2013-2014 38 38 24 14 57.57
2014-2015 42 42 31 11 73.17
M.A. I
2010-2011 - - - - -
2011-2012 49 49 34 15 94.29
2012-2013 47 47 35 12 83.33
2013-2014 48 48 30 18 97.56
2014-2015 49 49 33 16 100.00
M.A. II
2010-2011 - - - - -
2011-2012 - - - - -
2012-2013 37 37 22 15 93.94
2013-2014 36 36 26 10 83.33
2014-2015 44 44 27 17 97.50
  1. Diversity of Students:
Name of the Course Percentage of students from the same state Percentage of students from other states Percentage of students from abroad
B.A. 100% Nil Nil
M.A. 100% Nil Nil
  1. How many students have cleared National and State Competitive Examinations

such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services, Defenses Services, etc.: Nil

  1. Student Progression:
Student Progression Against percentage enrolled
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
 UG to PG 24.24% 42.85% 11.11% 28.94% 23.80%
PG to M.Phil/Ph.D.
Campus Selection
Other than campus recruitment 03.03% 07.14% 06.66% 07.89% 02.38%
  1. Detail of Infrastructural Facilities
No. Infrastructure Available / Number
1. Class room 03
2. Staff room 01
3. Library Available
4. Computer with internet facility Central facility
5. Class room with ICT Common
6. Laboratories Available
  1. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university,

government or other agencies

Type of Scholarship 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Government Scholarship
SC Scholarship 53 69 70 73 75
BC (ST+NT+OBC+VJ) 88 114 124 118 123
SBC 42 50 67 64 52
  • Institution provides financial assistance to needy students through SAF and TS-SAF.
  1. Details on student enrichment programmes (Special lectures / Workshops /

Seminar) with external experts

Year Event Expert
2011-12  2012-132013-142014-15 5Paper Presented in PG Seminar8 Paper Presented in PG Seminar8 Paper Presented in PG Seminar8 Paper Presented in PG Seminar Dr. S.C. AdvitotDr. N.H. ChrakradevDr. A. B . GaikwadDr. H.B. Tipe
  1. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning
  • Lectures; Group Discussion; Seminar; Demonstration and field work
  1. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities
  • Worked as resource person.
  • Participated in Blood donation camps organized in the college
  • Conducted awareness rallies at villages on issues of water conservation, save girl child etc. through NSS.
  • Participated in Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan
  • Celebration of world population day, geography day.
  • Land survey at villages
  1. SWOC Analysis of the department and future plans
STRENGTHS:

  1. PG Department
  2. Certificate Course
  3. NET, SET Classes
WEAKNESS:

  1. Lack of communication skill among students.
OPPORTUNITIES:

  1. Services in Remote Sensing, Meterology.
  2. Land Survey and Town Planning
  3. Tours and Travel Management
  4. Demographer and Cartographer
  5. Scope for consultancy
CHALLENGES:

  1. Teaching geography in English medium for PG classes.
  2. Improvement of communication skill in students

FUTURE PLAN

  1. To start GIS and GPS Certificate Courses
  2. To organize National Seminar