Master of Arts in Geography

Post Graduate Courses M.A Geography

Master of Arts in Geography

M.A. in Geography is a postgraduate course in earth sciences, involving an advanced academic exploration of the earth’s surface, essence, and composition. MA Geography is a two years regular degree program affiliated to HNB Garhwal Central University.

It seeks to understand the relationships and impacts between people and the environment by giving attention to these relationships in space and place, and over time. Geography provides a broad training and education for students who wish to enter a range of careers as diverse as administration, business, cartography to tourism and planning. The list is almost endless although many of these work opportunities do not fall under the name “geographer”. You therefore do not see too many advertisements for a geographer but rather offers which include the skills of geography. Geography graduates are employed in a range of sectors, including the public sector, education, commerce, industry, transport and tourism. Graduates have excellent transferable skills, which also attract employers from the business, law and finance sectors.

Basically, the study of geography can be divided into two branches: physical geography and human geography. Physical geography focuses on geography as earth sciences and covers areas such as bio-geography, climatology and meteorology, coastal geography, environment management, geo-morphology, glaciology, hydrology and hydrography, oceanography, palaeo-geography, and quaternary science. Human geography deals more with patterns and processes that shape human society and covers areas such as culture, development, economy, health, history and time, politics and geopolitics, demography, religion, society, transport, and tourism.

The candidates can find various jobs in the government sector as surveyor, cartographer, regional planner, etc. Since the course deals with various physical features of earth, these post graduates can also work as weather inspectors in public sector as well as private sector such as: Regional and Urban Planner, GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist, Geographer, Forest Manager, Demographer, Cartographer, Agricultural Specialist, Climatologist,  Transportation Manager Environment Manager.

A few central government organizations that look for postgraduates in Geography are Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited, Society of Integrated Coastal Management, etc.The post graduate students in Geography can get placed in different departments under State Government through various exams organized by the Public Service Commission.


*The candidate should be passed the Bachelors examination from any recognized University or its equivalent examination and secured minimum 45% marks (40% is case of SC/ST candidates) .
* Candidates who have appeared or who are likely to appear for the qualifying examination i.e. B.A or equivalent but whose results have not been as yet declared can also go ahead for the admission.

Career Scope

The candidates who hold M.A in Geography can apply for various competitive exams conducted by different Central Government departments. UPSC and SSC are some of the central government exams that enable the aspirants to get placed in Telecom, Educational Sector, Military Service, etc. For becoming a Research Assistant or lecturer in government colleges or universities, one should qualify in the NET exam conducted by UGC. A few central government organizations that look for postgraduates in Geography are Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited, Society of Integrated Coastal Management, etc.

The post graduate students in Geography can get placed in different departments under State Government through various exams organized by the Public Service Commission. They can also apply for the Probationary Officer post in various public sector banks. For this, they need to qualify the entrance test carried out by the banks.

The Railway department selects candidates to the various posts through the entrance test carried out by the Railway Recruitment Board or RRB. These postgraduates can apply for the posts in both Indian Railway Traffic Service and Indian Railway Accounts Service. The selected aspirants will be called for the interview organized by RRB.

Job prospective

The candidates can find various jobs in the government as well as private sector.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in fields such as:
  • Agriculture Research
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Colleges and University
  • Environment Protection Agencies
  • Gas Exploration Companies
  • Government Research Institutes
  • Mining Industry
  • NGOs
  • Admission Process

    1. Admissions in Post Graduate Course- MA Geography  is on the basis of merit of graduation marks and personal interview.

    2. You can fill the online registration form available on the website and pay Rs. 5000/- online as the registration fee. If interested and eligible, Apply Online here

    3. Alternatively, for the Seat registration you can deposit money by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.

    4. Selected students will be intimated over email/phone.

    5. On the date of scheduled joining time the student shall report at the venue on time, wherein briefing of the institute, rules and regulations etc. shall be given to the students. The students should carry the following documents along with the following certificates in original for verification:

    * 8 passport size photographs
    * TC & Migration Certificate. * Character certificate from the last school attended
    * Marks sheet of Graduation & pass certificate.
    * 10th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * 12th class marks sheet & pass certificate.
    * Two sets of photocopies of all the above documents.
    * Copies of extracurricular / sports or any other major achievement done on basis of which additional consideration is being made.

    Upon verification of the above documents, the candidates shall appear for their Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
    1. If any of the above mentioned documents are not available, then the admission given shall be provisional basis unless submitted. The required documents will have to be submitted latest by 25th July 2018.
    2. The merit list is drawn on the basis of weightage as under-

    Graduation – 50%
    Personal Interview – 50%

    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of above. Those shortlisted, an offer/short listing letter will be sent to them. On Receipt of the above letter, students need to confirm their admission within 15 days of receiving the communication and deposit the course fee.
    The fee can be deposited online through our website or by making Demand Draft in favor of BFIT payable at Dehradun by depositing the cash in ICICI Bank or you can transfer money from any bank through RTGS/NEFT.
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    3. Students confirmed for admission shall have to deposit the balance fee for the first year within next 30 days of confirmation of admission. Those students wishing to avail a bank loan and requiring extra time shall make a request within 3 weeks of confirmation of admission. Additional time to deposit the fee or as deemed fit by the selection committee will be granted only on an undertaking that in case the fee is not deposited till the due date, the seat may be allotted to another candidate. In case of sanction of higher loan amounts, the balance will be refunded to the students.

  • Course Structure


    • ( SOES/GEG/C001 ) Geographic Thought
    • ( SOES/GEG/C002 ) Advance Geomorphology
    • ( SOES/GEG/C003 ) Geography of Natural Resources
    • ( SOES/GEG/C004 ) Geography of India
    • ( SOES/GEG/C005 ) India-Locational Aspects (Map)
    • ( SOES/GEG/C006 ) Practical I – Cartography


    • ( SOES/GEG/C007 ) Geography of Himalaya
    • ( SOES/GEG/C008 ) Advance Climatology
    • ( SOES/GEG/C009 ) Environmental Study
    • ( SOES/GEG/C010 ) Remote Sensing & GIS
    • ( SOES/GEG/C011 ) World Locational Aspects Map (excluding India)
    • ( SOES/GEG/C012 ) Practical II – Remote Sensing, GIS & Field Work
    • ( SOES/GEG/SS01 ) Social Geography ( Self Study Course )


    • ( SOES/GEG/C013 ) Research Methodology and techniques
    • ( SOES/GEG/C014 ) Model & Theory in Human Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C015) Practical III – Quantitative Techniques and Mapping
    • Elective – Any Three of the following elective (optional) course
    • ( SOES/GEG/C001 ) Bio Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C002 ) Geo-Hydrology
    • ( SOES/GEG/C003 ) Natural Hazards & Disaster Management
    • ( SOES/GEG/C004 ) Urban Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C005 ) Political Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C006 ) Cultural Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C007 ) Geography of Soil and Land Use
    • ( SOES/GEG/C008 ) Geographical Information Science
    • ( SOES/GEG/SS02 ) Assignment based Seminar ( Self Study Course )


    • ( SOES/GEG/C016 ) Uttarakhand – A Regional Analysis
    • ( SOES/GEG/C017 ) Dissertation
    • ( SOES/GEG/C018 ) Practical IV – Surveying and Weather Analysis
    • Elective – Any Three of the following elective (optional) Papers
    • ( SOES/GEG/C009 ) Human Ecology & Sustainable Development
    • ( SOES/GEG/C010 ) Regional Planning & Development
    • ( SOES/GEG/C011 ) Oceanography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C012 ) Population Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C013 ) Geography of Rural Settlements & Central Places
    • ( SOES/GEG/C014 ) Agriculture Geography
    • ( SOES/GEG/C015 ) Glacial Geomorphology
    • ( SOES/GEG/C016 ) Geography of Tourism and Recreation
    • ( SOES/GEG/SS03 ) Medical Geography ( Self Study Course )
  • Fee Structure

    Details Ist Year IInd Year
    Form Fee Rs. 500/-NA
    Registration Fee Rs. 3,000/-NA
    Campus FeeRs. 7,500/-NA
    Other Charges (Uniform, Lab practical, Seminar etc.)Rs. 11,500/-NA
    Tuition FeeRs. 35,000/-Rs. 35,000/-
    LibraryRs. 3,000/-Rs. 3,000/-
    Other Charges (ID card/Marathon/SMS etc.)Rs. 940/-NA
    Medical Consultation ChargesRs. 800/-Rs. 800/-
    Placements Rs. 4000/- Rs. 4000/-
    Dissertation/Internship/Training Charges (wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)(wherever applicable)
    University Exam Fee As per the University Norms As per the University Norms
    Total Rs.66,240/-Rs.42,800/-

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