The Department of Geography since the inception of the Central University of Karnataka has pledged to follow the mission of the University, i.e., making difference in the existing educational system and approaches. The department acknowledges the discipline of Geography as a complete science, the dissemination of which can bring a conspicuous difference in the social, economic, physical, environmental and political (including planning) scenario of the country and region. The Department of Geography endeavours to take the teaching of Geography with multi-disciplinary perspective along with substantial disciplinary depth.

       The Department of Geography attempts to bring in an innovative approach in the way the subject is perceived and disseminated. The courses offered aims to integrate both the basic theory and the applied aspects of the subject. The department is determined and prepared to make distinct mark in the field of the subject, with a group of young and enthusiastic faculty members along with updated teaching and educational tools, particularly harnessing the utility of geographic information system. The candidates are expected to master the Geoinformatics tool and techniques with ability to rationalize the importance of physical and social (human) aspects of the Planet Earth.

Courses Offered:

  Program   Duration   Intake  
Dual Degree Geography (B.Sc & M.Sc) 10 semesters 30
M.Sc. Applied Geography & Geoinformatics 4 semesters 30
  • Prof. Ali Raza Moosvi
  • Professor
  • E-mail : moosvi1@gmail.com
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HOD
  • Dr. Archana Kujur
  • Assistant Professor
  • E-mail : archanakujur@cuk.ac.in
  •               archana.fe.k@gmail.com
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Sunil kumar Singh
  • Dr.Sunil kumar Singh
  • Assistant Professor (Contractual Faculty)
  • E-mail : sunilkumarsingha@gmail.com
  •               sunilgeography@gmail.com
Ullash.T
  • Dr.Ullash.T
  • Assistant Professor (Contractual Faculty)
  • E-mail : ullaspkd@gmail.com

Departmental Activities:

  • Cartography Day was organised by Dr. Priya Narayanan on 22nd September 2014
  • GIS Day was organized by Dr. Sulochana Shekhar on 19th November 2014
  • KSTA sponsored National Conference on “Science and Technology for Disaster Management” was organized by Dr. Sulochana Shekhar and Dr. Archana Kujur
  • KSTA sponsored Real-time GIS workshop was organized by Dr. Priya Narayanan from on 16th and 17th of February 2015.
  • National conference on “Emerging trends in Earth Sciences” was organized on 30 and 31 March 2015 by Dr. Archana Kujur (Conference Secretary)
  • Invited lecture on the topic “Varieties of Environmentalisms: Politics of Environmental Movements” by Professor. Sheela Prasad Central University of Hyderabad on 19th February 2015.
  • Online course on “Basics of remote sensing, GIS and GPS” from 4th Aug- 14th Nov 2014 conducted by EDUSAT Programme, IIRS, Dehradun. Co-ordinated by Dr. Sulochana Shekhar.
  • Online course on “Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resources” from 07th Jan - 27th March 2015 conducted by EDUSAT Programme, IIRS, Dehradun. Co-ordinated by Dr. Archana Kujur.
  • Field Work Primary survey was carried out by IM.Sc Geography final semester students on Health-sanitation habits of Kadaganchi village people for their dissertation work and study tour was organised for them and Dr. Priya Narayanan has taken them to Thla cauvery to Sriranga patinam for 3 days.

Awards:

  • Dr. Priya Narayanan received Commonwealth Academic Fellowship by Commonwealth Commission, UK for the duration Sep to Dec 2014
  • Mr. Shirish Kumar received Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship by GOI. On 01 April 2014

Publications:

  • 1. Sulochana Shekhar; (2014) Towards Building Slum Ontology for the real stakeholders,Journal of Urban and regional studies, Journal of the UGC Centre for Advanced study, Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Volume 1, No1, August 2014 page 92-104
  • 2. Sulochana Shekhar; (2014) Improving the slum planning through geospatial Decision Support system, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-2, 2014 ISPRS Technical Commission II Symposium, 6 – 8 October 2014, Toronto, Canada.
  • 3. Sulochana Shekhar; (2014) A study on state of geospatial courses in Indian Universities, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Sptial Information Seiences, Volume XL-8, 2014. ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, 09-12 December 2014, Hyderabad, India.
  • 4. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-8, 2014. ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, 09 – 12 December 2014, Hyderabad, India.
  • 5. Sulochana Shekhar and Shirish Kumar; Assessing the Quality of Urban Environment through Urban Neighbourhood Green Index, ISPRS TC VIII International Symposium on “Operational Remote Sensing Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges”, Hyderabad, India, December 9 – 12, 2014
  • 6. Kumar, Deepak and Shekhar, Sulochana; Computing Building Rooftop Solar Potential for Photovoltaics, Conference Proceedings papers of ISRS Special Interactive Session in ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium on “Operational RS Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges” held during December 9-12, 2014 at Hyderabad, India. Available at: http://www.isrsindia.in/isprs_doc/isrs_p_14.pdf
  • 7. Deepak Kumar, Sulochana Shekhar; Photovoltaic Energy Assessment Using Geospatial Technology, International Journal of Scientific & Technology, Research Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2014
  • 8. Kumar, Deepak & Shekhar, Sulochana; Rural Energy Supply Models for Smart Villages. In Rao, Madhava V.; Rao, Kesava P.; Kumar Phanindra T. & Murthy D.S.R. (1st Edi.) Geoinformatics Applications in Rural Development, Professional Books Publisher, Hyderabad, PP 166-178 ISBN: 978-81-909728-9-5.
  • 9. Kumar, Deepak and Shekhar, Sulochana; Research Prospects In Spatial Data Infrastructure For Handling Energy Linked Disaster’s , IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2402,p- ISSN: 2319-2399 ,African Quality Centre for Journals(AQCJ) Impact Factor: 1.325),Volume 8, Issue 5 Ver. III, PP 53-67. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.9790/2402-08535367.
  • 10. Kumar, Deepak and Shekhar, Sulochana; Modelling Solar Energy Using Geospatial Technology, Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Geospatial Momentum for Society and Environment, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, AGSE Publishing, Germany, PP 351-364, ISBN: 978-3-943321-12-8. Available at: http://www.appliedgeoinformatics.org/downloads/AGSE2014_Full%20Paper_Preversion.pdf
  • 11. Ramesh A, Rubina Parveen and Dr. Priya Narayanan; Detection and Analysis of Urban Change in Remotely Sensed Imagery by Principal Component Analysis of Image Data International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014, ISSN (Online): 2319-7064
  • 12. Priya Narayanan and Krishna Udnoor; Analysing the distribution of Educational Infrastructure of Gulbarga city through location allocation modelling. Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Geospatial Momentum for Society and Environment, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, AGSE Publishing, Germany, PP 351-364, ISBN: 978-3-943321-12-8
  • 13. Kumar, Deepak; Overview of open Source Virtual Learning Environment for Scientific Research. In Kattimani P.S & Jange, Suresh (1st Edi.) Integrating ICT in Academic Libraries: Making a Difference in Knowledge Age, Neoti Book Agency, New Delhi, PP 672-683, and ISBN: 9788-19275-6912.
  • 14. Kumar, Deepak; Economic Assessment of Photovoltaic Energy Production Prospects in India, Elsevier Earth and Planetary Science Procedia 11(2015) ISSN: 1878-5220 PP 436-447.
  • 15. Kumar, Deepak; Remote Sensing Based Vegetation Indices Analysis to Improve Water Resources Management in Urban Environment, Elsevier Aquatic Procedia 4(2015) ISSN: 2214-241X PP 1374-1380. doi:10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.178 and Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214241X15001790.

Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Symposia / Talks:

Dr. Sulochana Shekhar
  • 1. Presented a paper entitled “Towards building slum ontology for the realStakeholders” at National Seminar on Regional Delopment: Challenges and Alternatives organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad from 22-23 August 2014.
  • 2. Presented a paper entitled “Improving the slum planning through Geospatial Decision Support System” at ISPRS Technical Commission II Symposium, organized by ISPRS , Canada from 6 – 8 October 2014.
  • 3. Presented a paper entitled “Assessing the quality of Urban environment through Urban neighbourhood Green Index” at ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium on “Operational RS Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges”, organized by ISRS and ISG, Hyderabad from 9 – 12 December 2014.
  • 4. Presented a paper entitled “Mapping for change- Participatory approach in slum planning” at Indian National Cartographic Association XXXIV INCA International Congress organized by INCA. Survey of India, Hyderabad from 16 – 18 December 2014.
  • 5. Presented a paper entitled “Geography and Geo-Spatial Education” at 3-day National Symposium on “Re-Orienting Teaching & Research in Geography organized by Department of Geography University of Pune, Pune from 26 – 28 December 2014.
Mr. Anil Gandhi
  • 1. Presented paper entitled “Developing Slum Information System For Gulbarga City” Using Geo-Informatics Technology National Conference on Emerging Trends in Earth Sciences organised by School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga during 30th – 31st March 2015.
  • 2. Attended Workshop on Recent Challenges in Atmospheric and Earth Sciences (RCAES 2014) in Chemical Engineering Department NITK, Surathkal from 27th – 30th December 2014.
  • 3. Presented paper entitled “Role of Participatory GIS in Creating Spatial Database of Slum households for Slum Development (A case study Vijay Nagar Slum Area of Gulbarga City)” ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium on “Operational RS Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges” held during 9th – 12th December 2014 at Hyderabad, India.
  • 4. Attended NRDMS-Summer/Winter school Geospatial Technology Significance, Applications and Beyond (GeosTAB – 2014) in Annamalai University Chidambaram Tamil Nadu from 4th – 24th September 2014.
  • 5. Presented paper entitled “Role of Participatory GIS in Slum Development” The National Geography Youth Summit organized by The Indian Institute of Geographical Studies Bangalore during 9th-11th June, 2014
Mr. Deepak Kumar
  • 1. Participated in Four day Workshop on “Recent Challenges in Atmospheric and earth Sciences (RCAES-2014)” held at Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal between 27th to 30th December 2014.
  • 2. Participated in Pre-Symposium Tutorial on “Hyperspectral Data Analysis and Applications” held during December 07-08, 2014 at National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO as part of ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Mid-Term Symposium, 2014.
  • 3. Presented a paper titled ”Remote Sensing Based Vegetation Indices Analysis to improve Water Resources Management in Urban Environment ” at International Conference on Water Resources, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ICWRCOE’15) held during March 12 -14th ,2015 organized by Department of Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangaluru, India.
  • 4. Presented a poster titled “Variability of Monsoons and its Implications to Drifts in Energy Usage” at the Annual Workshop on Monsoon-2014 and National Symposium on Vagaries of Monsoon organized by Indian Meteorological Society, Pune Chapter held during March 02-03rd, 2015 at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • 5. Presented a paper entitled “Spatial Variation of Surface Energy Fluxes with respect to Land Use Changes across Gulbarga City” at the Indian National Cartographic Association XXXIV INCA International Congress, Hyderabad held during December 16th -18th ,2014 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • 6. Presented paper entitled “Statistical Analysis of Land surface Temperature-Vegetation Indexes Relationship through Thermal Remote Sensing” in the International Conference on Green Technology for Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control (ICGTEPC-2014) held at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India on 27th -29th September 2014.
  • 7. Presented paper entitled “Transition and Transect in Geospatial Science & Engineering” in National Conference On Emerging Trends Of GIS & Remote Sensing In Modern Engineering organized in association with Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology(CGCOST) Raipur , Chhattisgarh, India during 14th -15th September,2014.
Abhilasha Kumari
  • 1. Presented a paper entitled“Quantifying spatio-temporal changes in LULC of Gulbarga city using Remote Sensing and Spatial Metrics” 27th-29th September 2014, IC GTEPC- NIT TRICHY
  • 2. Presented a paper entitled Role of Remote Sensing in Air Quality Measurement”, 20th -21st November 2014, VIII WAC International conference on Balancing Development and Environment- New Delhi.
Medhe Ravindra Sampat
  • 1. Presented a research paper entitled ‘An Appraisal Population Characteristics of Ahmednagar District using GIS technique’. National Seminar on Research Frontiers in Geography, Organized by ChatrapatiShivaji College, Satara. On 13rd and 14th Feb. 2015.
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  • 1. N. N. Rama Prasad and Priya Narayanan: Detection of decline in the extent of lakes in Bangalore city using Geospatial techniques, International Journal of Applied and Natural Sciences (IJANS) ISSN(P): 2319-4014; ISSN(E): 2319-4022, Vol. 4, Issue 3, 2015, PP 9-20. Impact Factor(JCC):2.9459; NAAS Rating : 2.74 ;
  • 2. N. N. Rama Prasad and Priya Narayanan: Vulnerability assessment of flood-affected locations of Bangalore by using multi-criteria evaluation, Annals of GIS, Vol. 22, Issue 2, 2016, ISSN(P): 1947-5683; ISSN(E): 1947-5691, PP 151-162, Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475683.2016.1144649.
Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Symposia / Talks:
Mr. N N Rama Prasad
  • 1. Presented paper on Vanishing Lakes and sorrow stories of Urban floods in Bangalore at the International Conference on Sustainable water Resource and Management, Department of Environment Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur held during 20th December 2012 to 21st December 2012
  • 2. Attended the workshop on Western Ghats Biodiversity using Free and Open-source Geospatial (FOSS4G) Tools at Karnataka state Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science campus Bengalore, from 24 February 2014 to 28 February 2014
  • 3. Presented paper on Management of Urban floods in Bangalore at National Geographical Youth Summit, The Indian Institute of Geographical Studies, between 09 June 2014 to 11 June 2014
  • 4. Attended the Workshop on Monsoon school on Urban Floods held at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengalore, between 24 August 2015to 29 August 2015
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