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  • Syllabus, PO & CO
  • Faculty Profile
  • Academic Calendar
  • Routine
  • Lesson Plan
  • Study Materials
  • Continuous Evaluations
  • Extension Activities
  • Event Reports
  • Slow and Advanced Learners
  • Results and Student Progression
  • Students' Section
  • Our Achievers
  • Testimonials
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INITIATION AND BRIEF OVERVIEW

The Department of Geography started its journey in 2012 with only general stream, and has been operating as an Honours Department since July, 2018 under CBCS system. At present, the department has a four-member faculty (1 assistant professor and 3 SACTs). Since its inception, the Department has a good academic record.

VISION AND OUTLOOK

We focus on inculcating an interest for Geography among our students, with particular effort towards building their analytical skills. We focus on overall development of the students so that they can be self-reliant and self-sufficient, keeping in view the CBCS syllabus under WBSU.

In future, our students move on to academic as well as non-academic fields in both private and public sectors for study and service. Many of our students go on to choose and work in fields of geoinformatics, Govt. Sectors etc.

METHODS OF TEACHING

  • Lectures and Audio-visual modes

Extensive board work is very essential in Geography. Apart from the classroom lectures or the chalk and talk method, the Department uses ICT based classes in smart classrooms and audio-visual aids, like Power-point presentations to enhance learning interests.

The Department also organises several educational tours and other extension activities each year to enhance the learning capability and to increase a lust for knowledge. It also improves the mental health of the students.

  • Tutorials

Tutorial classes are taken for students of each Semester. In these classes the students are divided into small groups so that more individual attention can be devoted to their academic supervision and guidance.

  • Classwork, tests and presentations

Regular assessments through class tests, several internal exams are done and at the end of the semester mock tests of each core course ensure that the students are well prepared for their final end-semester examinations. Constructive feedback and suggestions on their written assignments/tests are shared with the students regularly.

In their project work they learn data handling and paper writing. The entire syllabus is completed before the semester exams take place.

  • Online Teaching-Learning Platform

Since May 2020, we use Google Workspace (G Suite for Education) for our regular online teaching-learning activities as well as for various departmental programmes like extension lectures and webinars. During the pandemic, online teaching, sharing study materials with students, setting assignments and tests as well as evaluation and feedback are being carried on as per scheduled routine.

  • Parent-Teacher Meetings

The Department arranges at least one Parent-Teacher Meeting for each semester in a year to discuss the progress of the students with their guardians. In addition, any parent or guardian is welcome to get in touch with the Department regarding any issue/s concerning the student.

  • Departmental Feedback

The Department has its own feedback system, which is collected from each passing out batch via a printed or a virtual form. A detailed feedback is taken on teaching learning, evaluation, extension activities, skills learnt and future plans.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • The Department had no seminar library till December, 2021. But an effort was taken to organise a seminar library and from January, 2022, the Department maintains a Seminar Library consisting of sixty relevant books and materials of reference related to the Core Course and DSE syllabus.
  • Students have access to the computer lab room consisting of ten computers which are used for RS/GIS Practical and keeping records of academic events.
  • The department has a laboratory well-equipped with different geographical instruments like Theodolite, Dumpy Level, Prismatic Compass, a rock gallery consisting of different types of rocks and minerals, necessary maps (topo sheets & weather maps) and satellite images are part of departmental assets.
  • The Department has four smart TVs in four class rooms and a laptop. These Departmental assets are used for teaching-learning purposes and for documenting and recording special Departmental events.

DEPARTMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS

Geography Dept. Academic Purpose Add-on Course

The department of Geography initiates the certificate course on ‘GEOINFORMATICS’ from January, 2021. The course is available for students of this college as well as for female students affiliated to other institutions and young professionals. The students learn different aspects of QGIS, ARCGIS, PYTHON COURSE etc. After completing this certificate course they got the chance to study M.Sc in Geoinformatics in Symbiosis International University, Pune, one student in 2021 and four students in 2022 got this chance from our college. Another two students are pursuing M.Sc. in Geoinformatics in JIS University, Kolkata.

Email of the Dept: geography@rksmvv.ac.in

SYLLABUS & COURSE OUTCOME Download
SYLLABUS_CBCS HONS & GEN View
COURSE OUTCOME OF GEOA & GEOG (CBCS SYLLABUS) View
COURSE OUTCOME OF GEOA & GEOG (NEP, 2020 SYLLABUS) View
COURSE OUTCOME OF GEOG (OLD SYLLABUS – 1+1+1) View
NEP 2020 GEOGRAPHY UG SYLLABUS View
PROGRAMME OUTCOME OF GEOGRAPHY DEPT. View
STUDY MATERIALS Download
Association and Correlation View
Climatic Divisions of India (India_ A Comprehensive Geography by D.R.Khullar) View
Concept of hazard and disaster View
General circulation of the atmosphere View
Geological time scale & internal structure of the earth (Source_ Physical Geography by Savindra Singh) View
Pre-Processing & Correction of Digital Image View
Racial Classification of World (Source_A Text Book on Social & Cultural Geography by Jyotirmoy Sen) View
Sampling design and preparation, Photo & Video View
Toposheet View
Understanding Planetary Winds View
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INTERNAL EXAM_SEM-III_CC5 THEORY_CLIMATOLOGY_40 MARKS_19.12.2022 View
INTERNAL EXAM_SEM-III_CC6_GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA & WB_40 MARKS_11.11.2022 View
INTERNAL EXAM_SEM-III_CC7_STATISTICAL METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY_40 MARKS_22.12.2022 View
INTERNAL EXAM_SEM-IV_CC8_REGIONAL PLANNING_40 MARKS_01.06.2023 View
INTERNAL EXAM_SEM-IV_CC9_40 MARKS_29.05.2023 View
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SEM-I (HONS)_CC2_CARTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE_30 MARKS_20.12.2021 View
SEM-II_CC3_HUMAN GEOG_40 MARKS_2020 View
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SEM-V (HONS)_CC11_RESEARCH METHODOLOGY_40 MARKS_23.12.2021 View
SEM-V (HONS)_CC12_DISASTER MANAGEMENT_30 MARKS_20.12.2021 View
SEM-V_DSE 1_SOIL & BIOGEOG,_40 MARKS_10.12.2021 View
SEM-V_DSE-2_SETTLEMENT GEO_40 MARKS_14.12.2021 View
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES Download
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GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, RKSMVV
REPORT OF SLOW LEARNERS
A Slow Learner is a child of below average intelligence whose thinking skills and scholastic performance have developed more slowly than the pace of her age. Students who are slow learners find it hard to express themselves verbally and cannot articulate easily. They cannot fully make us understand what they intend to tell us.

The causes of slow learning are low intellectual characteristics and personal factors like physical illness and absence from institutions etc. The environmental factors also contribute to this slow learning.

The students who are identified as slow learners in the academic session from July,
2021 to June, 2022 are the following:
From Sem-1 & 2 – Pallabi Datta and Krisha Ghosh
From Sem-3 & 4 – Riya Saha, Mouboni Samanta & Isha Chakraborty
From Sem-5 & 6 – Pritha Bose & Jayita Datta

The students who are identified as slow learners in the academic session from July,
2022 to June, 2023 are the following :
From Sem-1 & 2 – Safika Khatun, Prakriti Mondal & Manisha Show
From Sem-3 & 4 – Pallabi Datta and Krisha Ghosh
From Sem-5 & 6 – Riya Saha, Mouboni Samanta & Isha Chakraborty

They all have problems in practical maths, and poor memory. They face attention problems and their work is not organised. Both Pallabi & Krisha have energy deficits. They are very much unwilling to learn and need motivation every time. Riya, Mouboni
and Jayita are not interested in conventional study, rather they are interested in co-curricular activities.
Pritha is lagging in concentration, she is always suffering from mental stress and anxiety due to some family problems and can’t concentrate on her studies. Isha lost her father in covid-19 and from that time can’t concentrate on anything. All of them need repeated explanations of the topics. They can’t do practical work properly due to absence of proper patience, face problems with slow hand writing,
Some of them overthink and are reluctant to participate in any extension activities. All of them have a low attention span. They are also not organised in all situations.

WAY OF MOTIVATION :
What we did for the slow learners are :
➢ Rewards and recognition are a great way to motivate anyone. We offer genuine appreciation to every bit of effort that these students take to improve their learning pace. Recognizing their efforts before their classmates becomes a big confidence booster for these students.
➢ We, the teachers, ensure these types of students with slow learning abilities so that they get enough help to succeed. We motivate these students to get on par with their peers.
➢ Patience : Slow learners have weak comprehension skills and require more time to learn and understand. We understand this inability and become patient with the student. We repeat every instruction and reiterate the concepts.
➢ Creative teaching : The method of teaching plays a significant role in attracting the attention of the students. We adopt different ways of teaching for the slow learners which make the session interactive and exciting for the students and can help sustain their attention.
➢ Being taught by friends of the same age can yield fruitful results. We allow them to set up a study group with a few friends and assign such groups the task of revising the day’s lessons and assisting with home assignments.
➢ Rewards and recognition are a great way to motivate anyone. We offer genuine appreciation to every bit of effort that these children take to improve their learning pace. Recognizing their efforts before their classmates becomes a big
confidence booster for these kids.
➢ We praise them in front of everyone and never overstress written education.
➢ We allow them the delayed submission of their assignments and practical work.
➢ We, all the faculties of our department, frequently contact their parents and sometimes they also communicate with us in order to discuss the progress and regress of those students and set new methods to attract and motivate them in studies.

RESULT
All our efforts provided us a fruitful result. Most of the students did well in the
internal exam as well as the final university exam. They are also motivated and eager
to learn. But, in the case of Isha, the problem still persists. She is not successful in her
5th semester result and getting more depressed and unwilling to study. We must
provide her more and more care to boost her confidence level and to motivate at study.
Hope, our joint effort will provide us with a better result.

Results and Students Progression Download
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STUDENTS’ SECTION

Co-curricular Awards at college 

Session Names Rank College Event (Cultural Competition)
2019-20  

 

Jayita Dutta (Sem-1)

 

1st Classical dance
3rd Rabindra Nritya
3rd Creative dance
Bhagyasree Chatterjee

(Sem-1)

3rd Rabindra Nritya
 

2020-21

Debopriya Nandan

(Sem-1)

1st Rabindra Nritya
Samadrita Roy

(Sem-1)

2nd Rabindra Nritya
2022-23 Sumana Das (Sem-2) 2nd Value Education

Co-curricular Awards

Won by Departmental Students at Prestigious Events 

Session Names Rank Event Held at
2022-23 Bindu Roy (Sem-3) 3rd Quiz Geological Survey of India, Eastern Region HQ, Saltlake, Kolkata – 91
Debopriya Nandan (Sem-3) 3rd Quiz
Sudeshna Barman (Sem-3) 3rd Quiz
Tina Khatun (Sem-3) 3rd Quiz

 

OUR ACHIEVERS
University Rank Holders
Susmita Jana, Batch of 2018
University First rank holder in Geography Honours.
Careers chosen by our Alumni
Private Sector :
● Ayantika Sarkar, 2016 (Field Officer, Union Bank Group Loan)
● Sanchita Das, 2018 (GIS Analyst, Monarch Surveyors and Engineering Consultants
Pvt Ltd.; Pune)
● Ritu Shee,2018 (Junior GIS Analyst, Geomatics Scientific Technology Services
Private Limited)
● Rama Biswas, 2018 (ITES Executive, IMERIT Technology Services PVT. LIMITED)
● Susmita Jana, 2018 (TATA Employee, TCSL Family)
● Susmita Singh, 2018 (Customer Service Associate, Teleperformance company)
● Sanchaita Saha, 2019 (Senior Telecalling Officer, HDBFS)
● Ankita Pal, 2019 (TCS Employee, TCSL Family)
● Arpita Mondal, 2019 (TCS Employee, TCSL Family)
● Mou Garai, 2019 (Technical Supporter, ESRI, India)
● Megha Sen Gupta, 2020 (TCS Employee, TCSL Family)

Govt./Public Sector :
● Suchetana Chakraborty, 2019 (Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises and Textile
Department, Shilpa Sadan)

TESTIMONIALS

SANCHITA DAS (2018-21)

GIS Analyst, Monarch Surveyors & Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd.,  Pune.

RKSMVV always believes in helping and guiding students professionally, financially, and most importantly spiritually. Regular classes held at our college help us to develop our skill and make us perfect as a student. I can confidently say that RKSMVV is very different from other colleges I have ever seen because of its teaching-learning process, special norms like morning prayer, value education classes etc. Also this college gives an opportunity to self development with some worthy courses like Spoken English, Coaching for Competitive Exams, Computer Courses, etc.

We were the first honours batch of Geography at RKSMVV. Naturally there were some problems regarding the stock of books in the library, practical tools, and references. But I can never deny the restless help of our teachers. External lectures, monthly decoration of our department’s notice board helped to enrich us. Our teachers are just like our friend-philosopher-guide. We enjoy these three years like a Family. So, a Special and huge thanks to my department and College.

RITU SHEE (2018-21) Junior GIS Analyst, Geomatics Scientific Technology Services Pvt. Ltd.

Our college Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan is one of the most beautiful colleges I have ever seen. The first thing I like about our college is the environment and greenery. All kinds of facilities are available here: sports, yoga, dance, and other extracurricular activities. Financial help is also available for the needy students. Counselling sessions are also there. There are different job oriented courses in our college. The teaching-learning process of this college is very nice, teachers are so friendly and guides in everything. This three years’ college experience was amazing. These are irreplaceable memories that have connected each one of us and will never fade. This is going to be always and forever in our heart.
MOU GARAI (2019-22) (Technical Supporter, ESRI, India)

I am so satisfied to be a part of RKSMVV. It is a prestigious college that not only provided excellent education but also instilled essential life values. The college has a wonderful infrastructure. We all are provided with a number of opportunities like the GIS course, spoken english, yoga, etc., to grow and explore our skills. The emphasis on sports and various career- oriented courses along with education always helped us a lot. Our teachers are highly supportive; they always assist a lot in every situation. The most important thing is that our college has a placement cell, which creates a very bright future for us. The strict rules and diverse courses encouraged us to think beyond academics. Most importantly, the institution’s spiritual environment blessed and guided me throughout, adding a number of values to my life.
BHAGYASREE CHATTERJEE (2019-22)

Pursuing M.Sc in Environment & Disaster Management from R.K. Mission Vivekananda Educational & Research Institute, Narendrapur.

 

My three years at RKSMVV have been a transformative and enriching journey, blending modern education with the wisdom of ancient traditions. The moment I stepped into the campus, I was greeted by the soothing embrace of nature. The sprawling lawns, colourful gardens, and the tranquil environment create a perfect setting for learning and self-discovery. The campus itself is an embodiment of the values that Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna Dev stood for – simplicity, spirituality, and a deep connection with nature. Regular meditation and yoga sessions were a part of our daily routine, instilling in us a sense of calm and inner strength.

One of the highlights of RKSMVV is its dedicated faculty. The professors are not just teachers but mentors who guide students in their quest for knowledge. Their accessibility and willingness to engage in meaningful conversations are what truly set this college apart. Their teaching extends beyond textbooks and often revolves around life lessons and values that mould students into responsible citizens.

The institution places immense emphasis on community service and outreach. Engaging in social activities and volunteering was a core part of our education. These experiences not only enriched our understanding of the world but also instilled a deep sense of empathy and social responsibility.

The college’s library is a treasure trove of knowledge. It’s not just a place to borrow books; it’s a sanctuary for seekers of wisdom. The serene atmosphere and the vast collection of books, both academic and spiritual, provide students with a rich resource for research and personal growth.

The friendships formed at this institution were not just for the duration of our studies but for life. The bonds created here transcended the boundaries of caste, creed, and nationality.

 

MEGHA SENGUPTA (2020-23)

(TCS Employee, TCSL Family)

I joined Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan in 2020 to pursue B.Sc. Course in Geography. Primarily it seems to be super strict which has lots of rules and regulations, but all these disciplines and morals help to make a good human being. Though the covid period didn’t allow us to be physically present in the classroom, our teachers taught us so well that we were fully ready for our semester. Maybe this is the only college where your Principal is always there for us. I am blessed to have Pr. Vedarupaprana Mataji as my principal, she is a noble lady who has always helped us. The natural beauty of the campus is enough to change our exhausted mood. This college gave us so many opportunities to build a good career. I would also like to help this college in future as a proud student of this institution and I would like to invite others to be a part of this historical institution.
SUVASREE GHOSH (2020-23)

Preparing for a competitive exam.

RKSMVV is the best college in terms of well-maintained education system within a green environment. It provides many facilities like the smart classrooms, high-capacity auditorium, seminar halls, computer lab, Geography laboratory and canteen etc. This college also helps to make an identity (placements in various NGOs, companies i.e. TCS). Here, I realised that students don’t need to take tuitions/private classes as the dept. provides accurate study materials, seminars, practical classes, remedial classes, mentor classes and many extra classes (when the students are willing to join). RKSMVV is a broad name which holds dignity, discipline, dedication towards study, moral values and a bright future for students. Besides the Hons. classes students need to join extra-curricular activities, cultural programs, seminars, Add-on courses, Yoga & meditation etc. Overall this college  gave us many chances to shine brighter.