India’s geography has everything mother nature could offer to be one of the most diverse nations in the world. The geography is absolutely incredible and breathtaking from the Himalayas to the coastal areas to deserts. The scope of taking up a career in geography only builds from here on. Students with undergraduate or postgraduate degrees are eligible to take on jobs in tourism, cartography, and research. India’s richness is incomparable in the ever-dynamic world we live in. The potential for a geographical career in India is booming, especially for the tourist and travel industry, as much can be explored in India.
Eligibility and preferred education background:
Those interested to study bachelor’s degree in Geography must complete 10+2, preferably in arts or science, and then take up Geography as a course, as it would provide the students with the basic background required for further studies in Geography.
The usual duration is 3 years (Six semesters) for a bachelor’s course in Geography.
Course structure in brief [as per CBCS Syllabus for Undergraduate Honours and general course in Geography under University of North Bengal]:
This new curriculum objective is primarily at providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject and placing equal weightage of its core content and techniques in geography. The syllabus lays equal emphasis on two main geographical branches: physical and human. The principal goal of this syllabus is to provide students with a career at the end of the degree program. Having this in mind and with the evolving nature of geography, the subject’s relevant aspects, such as the new mapping techniques and field-based data generation, in particular during the honours course, are adequately discussed. The syllabus focuses on the improvement of the subjects’ basic skills so that not all students need to prepare for research or jobs. The Bachelor’s degree offered by our university covers 6 semesters of interesting courses. The following are the benefits you can derive.
The Department of Geography of Mirik College started its Honours Course in 2007. Since its inception, the Department aims at nurturing questioning minds, merging learning with pleasure, and has been striving to prepare the students for higher academics.
A subject like Geography can open new and interesting doors for your career. Its scope isn’t nationally limited. Starting with a bachelor’s degree you can advance your career in the following fields and more: