B.Sc. (Hons) Geography is a three year course. Eligibility for the course is 10+2, intermediate cleared. Admissions for such course are on the basis of counselling after clearing entrance tests conducted by universities like University of Delhi and other depending on the colleges.
Some of the top colleges offering this course are:
The tuition fees by average for B.Sc. (Hons) Geography comes between INR 8,000 to 1.3 Lacs for the span of three years.
It is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, media, and advertising, writing, and publishing; for graduate or professional studies in Geography, communications, or law; and for advancement in any field in which communication skills are important.
Major Job profile and designations for these graduates are geological assistant, development analyst, country or rural planner, environmental consultant, cartographer, recycling manager, weather analyst, GIS analyst, park ranger, travel agent, soil conservationist, landscape architect, water/land manager and tourismetc. The average salary for B.Sc. (Hons) Geography graduates is around INR 2 to 10 Lacs but this can be higher on the basis of experience and other factors.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with science subjects|
|Admission Process||Based on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests like University of Delhi for different colleges.|
|Course Fee||INR 8,000 to 1.3 Lacs for three years|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 Lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Media and Journalism, Publishing industry, Teaching & research, Advertising & Marketing, HR/ Administration jobs in public and private sector, Hospitality industry, Translators, Technical Writers, Content Developers, Civil Services|
|Job Positions||geological assistant, development analyst, country or rural planner, environmental consultant, cartographer, recycling manager, weather analyst, GIS analyst, park ranger, travel agent, soil conservationist, landscape architect, water/land manager and tourism|
Like many social science courses, geography tends to attract balanced, sociable individuals. B.Sc. (Hons) Geography course helps candidates to gain skills like the ability to view problems from a number of angles and to work in a group gained from fieldwork or project.
There are a broad range of careers open to a geography graduate. You could do anything from working in the war room of a royal navy vessel, to working with the environment agency, running housing schemes, or working almost anywhere is the public sector.
|Name of Institute||City||Fees|
|Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha||Chennai||INR 25,000|
|Periyar Maniammai University||Tamil Nadu||INR 1,30,000|
|Krishna Bora B. ED. College||Assam||INR 90,000|
|Anand College of Education||Gujarat||INR 60,500|
|Om College of Education||Tamil Nadu||INR 81,000|
|G.D. Bagaria Teachers Training College||Jharkhand||INR 1.5 Lacs|
|Senthil College of Education||Pondicherry||INR 66,417|
|Jangaon College of Education||Telangana||INR 40,910|
|SohanLal DAV College of Education||Haryana||INR 80,565|
|AdiSankara Training College||Kerala||INR 60,000|
|Sundarabai B. Patil Women College of Education||Karnataka||INR 79340|
|Maharani College of Education||Tamil Nadu||INR 1,00,000|
|NandurbarTalukaVidhayakSamiti s College of Education||Maharashtra||INR 60,000|
|College of Teacher Education (TW)||Telangana||INR 50,500|
|Shri M.D. Mehta Mahila B.Sc. College||Gujarat||INR 60,000|
|MatoshriGirijabaiDhobale Women's College of Education||Maharashtra||INR 80,494|
|MaaVindhyavashini College of Education||Jharkand||INR 1,50,000|
|Elite Public B-Ed College||Jharkand||INR 1 Lac|
|Khoj T.T. College||Jaipur||INR 50,050|
|Kumaresh International B.Sc. College||Jharkand||INR 1 Lac|
To be eligbile for admission to the course, students need to have cleared 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in aggregate or 45% marks in Geography. (10+2) or High School Senior Secondary exam by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any equivalent exam conducted by any State Board or Equivalent. All SC/ST candidates have a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate.
The admission process of this course is on the basis of the marks that are obtained din the 12th class examination. The better marks obtained by the student will have more chance for getting admission than the student with average marks.
List of Entrance Exams conducted by some of the universities or colleges are:
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Cartographic Techniques (Practical)||Thematic Cartography (Practical)|
|Disaster Management||Spatial Information Technology|
|Geography of Tourism||Regional Development|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Statistical Methods in Geography (Practical)||Environmental Geography|
|Geography of India||Field Work and Research Methodology (Practical)|
|Advanced Spatial Statistical Techniques||Geographical Information System (Practical)|
|Rural Development||Sustainable Development|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Regional Planning and Development||Evolution of Geographical Thought|
|Remote Sensing and GIS (Practical)||Disaster Management based Project Work (Practical)|
|Resource Geography||Political Geography|
|Urban Geography||Hydrology and Oceanography|
|Agricultural Geography||Social Geography|
|Resource Geography||Political Geography|
There are various job opportunities for B.Sc Hons Geography graduates. Some B.Sc.Geography Employment Areas includes Coaching Centres, Education Consultancies, Education Department, Museums, Publishing House and Research and Development Agencies
With further qualifications or training, you could also teach geography, do urban design or town planning, or become a chartered surveyor. Other options include:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Teacher||Job responsibilities for high school and middle school Geography teachers include developing students' writing and reading comprehension skills, administering tests and evaluating students’ progress throughout each term.||2 to 3 Lacs|
|GIS Analysts||GIS analysts, or geographic information systems analysts, perform analysis on data sets stored in a GIS database. GIS databases were originally created to help cartographers and geographers with mapping and surveying techniques, but the databases are now used in a wide variety of industries around the world.||3 to 4 Lacs|
|Geographer||A geographer uses qualitative and quantitative methods to gather and analyze data, synthesizing it into maps, reports, and other usable formats. Geographers specialize in the study of physical and human characteristics of an area, such as vegetation or population density. Employment often requires at least a bachelor's degree - and more commonly a master's degree - and relevant experience. Professional GIS certification may also be required.||5 to 6 Lacs|
|Surveyor||Surveyors use specialized instruments to measure distances and features along the Earth's surface; their data is used to make maps and develop the details in construction and engineering projects. The work of surveyors is also used to establish boundary lines on parcels of land.||4 to 5 Lacs|
|Public Relations Officer||Public relations (PR) is about managing reputation. To provide support and understanding to the clients as well as to try to influence them by your opinions and behavior. All means of media and communication should be used to manage the reputation of the customers.||2 to 4 Lacs|
|Postsecondary Geography Teacher||College Geography and literature professors or instructors are charged with refining the interpretive, compositional and critical thinking skills of their students through discussion and exploration of Geography literature. Many professional writers find teaching college Geography and literature to be a perfect position, because there is often ample free time to pursue individual interests and seek outside publication. The demand for college teachers, who generally must hold doctoral degrees, is growing as more and more people attend college.||3 to 4 Lacs|
|Drafter||A drafter takes the designs of an architect or engineer and, using specialized software, turns them into technical drawings or schematics that can be used for construction or production. Areas of specialty include aeronautical, architectural, civil, electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pipeline drafting. Drafters usually hold a certificate or associate's degree in drafting. Voluntary professional certification may be earned.||4 to 5 Lacs|