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Updated on 10 Aug, 2023


Master of Science in Geography (MSCGG)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 28,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

Graduate in any stream from any recognised University/Institution/Organisation.

 

Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction is English. The course material is in English only.


Note: The Programme is on offer from July 2023 admission cycle onwards.
 

The School of Sciences has developed Master of Science in Geography (MSCGG) with the help of eminent geographers from various Universities of the country. This programme puts an emphasis on the relevance of Geography as an inclusive, integrated and holistic subject. It studies the human-environment relationships both in spatial and temporal dimensions, especially in the context of human beings, flora and fauna along with complex earth systems. This is a two-year Master’s degree programme in Geography, which is offered in both January and July cycles of admission each year. The programme has been divided into two semesters per year (July to December and January to June). This programme comprises of 13 core and compulsory theory courses worth 52 credits and 5 core and compulsory lab courses worth 20 credits. There is one course on project worth 8 credits. To successfully complete this programme, you will have to earn 80 credits over a period of 2 to 4 years depending on your convenience. The theory courses are designed to provide the basic knowledge and essential techniques of Master’s level Geography by covering the broad streams of physical and human geography. These theory courses will help you in studying the lab courses well, with an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative dimensions of inquiry aided with geospatial technologies. The lab courses have been designed in this programme separately and each semester has one or two lab course.
 
The broad aim of this programme is to orient, enable and equip the prospective learners for the praxis of learnt geographical knowledge for personal, academic, professional and lifelong future endeavours in an ever-changing world.
 
Programme Objectives
This programme has the following broad objectives:
 
·         to enable the learners with a better understanding of earth, its geomorphic processes as well as regional, socio-cultural and economic dimensions;
·         to inculcate a sense of environmental ethics among the learners that generates concerns on sustainability of earth systems;
·         to orient the learners towards geographical research and expose them to tools and techniques on strong theoretical background; and
·         to prepare the learners for the current and emerging job requirements in the market, including both at national and international levels.
 
JOB PROSPECTS
Teaching and Research, Cartography and Mapping, Urban and Regional Planning, Population and Demographic Studies, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Tourism and Recreation Industries, Administration and Marketing, Disaster Management, Transportation and Logistics Industries, GIS and Remote Sensing/Geospatial Analysis
 
Programme Structure and Details
The detailed structure of the MSCGG programme is as follows:
 
Programme Structure
Course Code
Course Title
Credits
Nature of Course
(Theory /Lab)
Core/Elective
Semester I
MGG-001
Introduction to Geographic Thought
2
Theory
(To be taken together)
Core
MGG-008
Advances in Geographical Thought
2
Core
MGG-002
Geomorphology
4
Theory
Core
MGG-003
Regional Geography of India
4
Theory
Core
MGG-004
Population and Settlement Geography
4
Theory
Core
MGGL-001
Cartography
4
Lab
Core
 
Total Credits
20
 
 
Semester II
MGG-005
Climatology
4
Theory
Core
MGG-006
Economic Geography
4
Theory
Core
MGG-007
Environmental Geography
4
Theory
Core
MGG-010
Urban Geography
4
Theory
Core
MGGL-002
Methods of Geographic Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative
4
Lab
Core
 
Total Credits
20
 
 
Semester III
MGG-009
Social Geography
4
Theory
Core
MGG-013
Oceanography
4
Theory
Core
MGG-011
Geographical Information System (GIS)
4
Theory
Core
MGGL-003
Geospatial Analysis
4
Lab
Core
MGGL-004
Field Survey Methods: Physical and Socio-Economic
4
Lab
Core
 
Total Credits
20
 
 
Semester IV
MGG-012
Introduction to Remote Sensing
4
Theory
Core
MGGL-005
Remote Sensing Techniques
4
Lab
Core
MGGE-002*
Natural Resources Management
4
Theory
Elective
MGGE-003*
Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
4
Theory
Elective
MGGE-004*
Hydrology and Water Resources
4
Lab
Elective
MGGP-001**
Project
8
 
 
 
Total Credits
20
 
 

* Learner can opt any one course from the given elective options in the fourth semester, as per their choice.

 

** Synopsis and topic finalisation of project shall be done in 3rd semester and registration for the project shall to be done in 4th semester.
 
 
Programme Coordinators:
Dr. Satya Raj, Dr. K. Nageswara Rao and Dr. Vishal Warpa
Email: satyaraj@ignou.ac.in, knrao@ignou.ac.in, vishalwarpa@ignou.ac.in
Ph. 011-29571672, 011-29571680, 011- 29571674

 

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