Department of Geography and Resource Management
Prof. P. Rinawma, Head
The Department was established in 2003 under the name of Department of Geography, Tribal Culture and Resource Management under the leadership of invited renowned Professor, Prof. R.C. Sharma (Retd) from Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The charge was taken over by Prof. R.B. Singh (Retd.) from Banaras Hindu University till March 2004. After the appointment of regular faculty in March 2004, Dr. G. Kumar became the Head of Department, succeeded by Prof. P. Rinawma (2007-2010) and Dr. Rintluanga Pachuau (2010-2013) in the next terms. Currently, Prof. Vishwambhar Prasad Sati is heading the Department (July 2016).
Now the department is renamed as ‘Department of Geography and Resource Management’. It has eight faculty members and four non-teaching staff. With the substantial resource, the Department is striving toward academic excellence as well as improving departmental facilities and teaching aids. It can continues to undertakes all routine works of teaching, research, liaisoning between Under Graduate and Post Graduate Departments of the University and other departments in the country. The Department is actively engaged in developing its laboratories, GIS, Computer and Cartography. It inputs specialized courses in regional planning and is intending to provide specialized courses in Remote Sensing, GIS and Computer Cartography.
The department is running Master of Science in Geography with intake capacity of 30 students and Ph. D. course where currently 27 students are persuading Ph. D. It has organized two national seminars and one national workshop successfully and is continued working towards academic excellence.
Our department, Geography and Resource management is working on the following:
- Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development
- Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Population studies
- Regional Development