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It is the first government-aided college converted to a university by the West Bengal Govt. act of Raiganj University Bill-2014. The dept. Started journey since 1995 as a part of erstwhile Raiganj College (University college) affiliated to North Bengal University. PG dept. was started in the year 2016 under Raiganj University. Now it is a full-fledged Department of this University.

Vision of the Department:

Raiganj University, is located in the rural heartland of a marginalized region (north-Bengal) of an impoverished province (West Bengal) in easternIndia as such, the Department of Geography believes in the moto of making Geographical knowledge accessible to all. It is with this sprit; this Department strives to provide a platform where Geographical knowledge production through research is of global standards and knowledge dissemination through pedagogy is accessible locally to all.

Mission of the Department:

The mission of the Department of Geography, is to attain an optimum balance between the demands of teaching Graduate and Master’s students with those of Doctoral and Master’s research scholars. This department provides for our students the highest quality of instruction and mentoring and attempts to stimulate the young minds towards the theoretical and applied aspects of geographical research. Given the present faculty strength our core areas of Geographical research involve, Fluvial Geomorphology, Bio-Geography, GIS and Remote Sensing, Population, Political and Urban Geography together with Cultural and Recreational Geography.

Level & Nature of the ProgramsDegrees Approved/Offered
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Taught)M.A./ M.Sc.-
M.A./ M.Sc.-
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Research)M.Phil. (Arts/ Science)- Geography
DoctoralPh.D. (Arts/ Science)- Geography

✱ BA (Programme Course) also offered by this Department as aided & self financed basis.


Specialization of the UG Program (if any):  Urban Geography, Population Geography, Hydrology & Oceanography, Soil & Biogeography, Environmental Geography, Fluvial Geomorphology

Specialization of PG Program (if any): Urban Geography, Population Geography, Fluvial Geomorphology

The Department has following facilities for its students, researchers and teachers---

  • ● Seminar library,
  • ● Computer laboratory with mapping software and internet,
  • ● Smart classroom

The Department has following research areas of interest as thrust area—


  • ● Social & Cultural Geography,
  • ● Population Geography,
  • ● Fluvial Geomorphology,
  • ● Remote sensing & GIS etc.


Number of M.Phil. Candidate Received their Degrees (if any)


(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award)



Sl No.Name of the CandidateTitle of the DissertationYear of (Award)
1Mr. Joyjit DebnathRiverine Morphology and Land Management of Kulik River Basin, Raiganj C d Block, Uttar Dinajpur District, West Bengal2018
2Mr. Bapi SahaMorphometric Measurement of Ghutkandar River Basin2018
3Mr. Abul HossainProblem and Prospect of  Small Tea Growers in Koch Behar District, West Bengal: A Geographical Analysis2018
4Smt. Sampa SarkarSocio-economic Status of Gazole C. D. Block, Malda District, West Bengal2018
5Mr. Somnath DuttaNatural Resource Management of Kulik Bird Sanctuary in Raiganj: An Environmental Stewardship Approach2018
6Smt. Mampi PalImpact of Urban Expansion on Urban Green Space of Kolkata Metropolitan Area: A Geospatial Analysis S2019
7Mr. Santunu RoyCauses and Consequences of Land Use Land Cover Changes in Falakata C D Block, Alipurduar, West Bengal2019
8Mr. Sudarsan DuttaSustainable  Village Development (SVD)in Rangsapara of Assam: A study to the contributions of Garo Tribe2019
9Mr. Humayun SarkarPresent Scenario of Urban2019
10Mr. Sanjoy DebPopulation Dynamics of South Dinajpur District: A Geographical Study2020



Number of Ph.D. Candidate their Degrees (if any)


(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award)



Sl No.Name of the CandidateTitle of the DissertationName of the SupervisorYear of (Award)
1Mr. Arindam DuttaA Study on Connectivity and Accessibility of Road Transport network in Uttar Dinajpur District, West BengalDr. Rumki Sarkar2018
2Mr. Samsul HoqueStudy of Spatio-temporal Trends of Population Growth and Literacy Variations in Malda District, West Bengal: A Geographical AnalysisDr. NuruzzamanKasemi2019
3Sri Sukanta DasVulnerable Birhor Tribe in West Bengal and Jharkhand: Demographic Dynamics, Settlement, Culture and ChallengesDr. Tapas Pal2019
4Sri Pradip Kr. RoySocio-economic Status of Bardhaman – I, Bhatar&Ketugram – I CD Blocks of PurbaBardhaman District, West Bengal: A Geographical AnalysisDr. Prolay Mondal2020
5Smt. Manis ShitSpatio-Temporal Change in Socio-Economic Conditions and Impact on Land use Pattern of Bankura-I and Bankura-II CD. Blocks, Bankura District, West BengalDr. Prolay Mondal2020
6Smt. Sinchini KunduIndia's endangered Raji tribe in Central Himalaya: Population, Settlement, culture, environment, and challengesDr. Tapas Pal2020
7Mr. Ranjan Kumar DasA study on rural health status of PurbaBardhaman District, West Bengal: In Geographical Perspective  
8Mr. Obaidullah Al MammonLanguage and Development of Bangladesh: A Geo-Economic AnalysisDr. Tapas Pal2020


  • ● Three batches of Ph.D course work has successfully completed.
  • ● Department has successfully organized several seminars (National & State level) and workshop during three years.
  • ● Our Department publishes research journal and a separate Student’s journal to encourage the art of paper writing.
  • ● Various faculty members are involved in collaborative research funded by the state Government and the central Government.   
  • ● Our students have been receiving various fellowships and scholarships from various government bodies.

In 2016:


  1. State level seminar on development of geographical Thoughts
  2. International Seminar on Environmental Degradation due to Human Interference


In 2017:


National Seminar on Livelihood Challenges and Spatial Transformation in India


In 2019: One day Workshop on Mapping Techniques Using QGIS Software


In 2020: State level Seminar on Thinking towards Multidisciplinary Approach of Neo-Geographers: Land to Lab or Lab to Land?


Department of Geography

2nd Floor,

Near  Central Library Complex

Raiganj University

West Bengal-733 134, India




Head: (Dr. Rumki Sarkar)