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Geography

About the Department

Prof C B Joshi was the founder principal of erstwhile Parle College, now named as Sathaye College. He with the assistance of Prof B Arunachalam established the undergraduate and post graduate department of Geography in the year 1960. It was a pioneering department, which subsequently led to the establishment of the Post graduation department of University of Mumbai in the Vidyanagari Campus under the able leadership of Dr. C. D. Deshpande.

Initially the department offered B. A as well as B. Sc. at undergraduate level and M. A and M. Sc post graduate degree courses in Geography. Now the Department offers the subject Geography at undergraduate level for Arts students and Environmental Studies for commerce students. Many of the  teachers, lecturers, professors and readers in the college as well as other colleges and University  are students who have graduated from this  college. Some of the Alumni  have made a name for themselves in foreign universities, many have taken up research work as well as teaching profession in various colleges and Universities of Maharashtra. Many students have completed M. A./ M.Sc. in Geography, M.Sc in Geoinfomatics , MBA in Travel and Tourism, Diploma/Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning  from renowned and prestigious institutions like TISS, IIPS, Symboysis, Institute and Environmental Planning etc. 

The Department of Geography has been organizing regular Seminars, Conferences, Mobile exhibitions, Orientation training for teachers of both school and colleges etc. The students are taken for excursion and field trips twice in a year to different parts of India, they are encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate Quiz, seminars, presentation competition, exhibition etc. They have been bringing laurels to the college consistently. 

The department was headed by Prof. V G  Amrite  who retired in December 2002. He was the Chairperson of the Board of Studies of University of Mumbai and has written several books related to Geography. Prof V G Amrite and Dr V S Phadke, ex student of the college and ex head of the department of Geography, University of Mumbai are the editors of the Geography magazine ‘Bhoogol-Adhyapak’. After the retirement of Prof. V G  Amrite, the department was headed by Prof. Smt Bharati Unni. Since 1st November 2016 Shri. D. D. Bombe has given charge of the Department. Smt Shweta Ranade, Smt. Samruddhi.V.Chawan and Ms.Kasturi. D. Medhekar are the other faculty members. The faculty members have developed a very good rapport with students which helps in progress and growth of the department. To make the subject interesting and simple, the faculty members use alternative methods of teaching and effective teaching aids.  Prof Bharati Unni, ex student of the college had been teaching in the college since June 1981, and was the head of the department since December 2002. Her subject of special interest is Environmental Studies, Social Geography with special reference to Tribal and Gender Studies. She has been actively involved in the application of Geography to the activities of Social welfare through the college N.S.S. Unit and Women Development Cell. She has to her credits, several text books in Environmental Studies and Geography, and also has been a research project guide for the students of IGNOU in subjects, Environmental studies, Tourism and Travel Management, Disaster Management etc. The department has introduced an Add on Certificate Course in Tourism and Travel Management affiliated to University of Mumbai. Certificate Course in Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing have also been introduced recently by the department.

The department has many Topographical Maps, Landuse Maps, Thematic Maps, Weather Maps , Remote sensing Images, Aerial Photographs, Planning series Maps, 3D Maps, Admiral Charts  and Informative Maps. The department is well equipped with computer and internet connection, GIS softwares,  Overhead and LCD projector, Film projector, surveying instruments, GPS device, Mapping instruments, Weather instruments, Models  and good collection of rocks specimens .The college library has wide range of Geography Books, encyclopedia, magazines, Atlases, Journals. Those interested in carrying out reference work related to maps and books are always welcome to the department of Geography. 

The department organizes lectures of eminent personalities in different fields related to geography regularly and celebrates Geography Day on 14th January every year to create awareness of the significance of the subject. During the Utsav festival every year students of Geography participate actively and prepare Maps , Models , Charts , Presentations on  contemporary themes for the Geography exhibition. Department has competent faculty members to support Surveying,  Computer Mapping, Data analysis, Applications of Cartographic Techniques, Planning and Research Project Guidance and Providing Guidance for competitive exams like UPSC and MPSC etc.

About the Subject

Geography is a systematic study of the Earth and its physical and man-made environment. It is a subject which helps studying Man and Environment relationship, Understanding environmental problems and provides solutions through environment friendly lifestyle for protecting our planet Earth. The subject mainly is divided into two branches - Physical Geography (Stars, Planets, mountains, plains, plateaus, river valleys, Rocks, Minerals, Soils, Water, Air and Winds, Oceans, Plants and Animals etc.) and Human Geography (Population, Health, Tourism, Transport, Economic Activities (agriculture, mining, fishing, forestry, industries, trade, transport, commerce, services etc.) Socio-cultural environment (Races, Cultures, Languages, Religions, Tribes), Geo-politics, Geographical thought, Human Welfare, Urban and Rural Settlements, Regional Planning and Development and Regional Geography etc. Geography has become one of the most important interdisciplinary subject in the 21st century. Everybody is related to Geography through smart phones, use of GIS , GPS, Google maps etc. it is very interesting and challenging subject having lot of job opportunities in the field of Cartography, Remote sensing , GIS, Travel and Tourism , Town Planning, Teaching, Environmental management and Planning, Surveying etc. The knowledge of subject is very much useful in our day today activities.

 

 Add-on and Self-financed courses

  1. Certificate Course Tourism and Travel management

The Career Oriented - Add on Courses for the Under Graduate students along with their conventional degree programme have been introduced by the University of Mumbai under the U.G.C. Scheme of vocationalisation. The objectives of the course is to prepare and guide the youth of today in acquiring knowledge, skills and attitude for self employment and market oriented jobs. The Certificate Course in Tourism and Travel Management is conducted by the Geography department in collaboration with Department of Ancient Indian Culture. Special Guest Lectures, Seminars and Field Visit are organized for enrichment of the programme. Performance of the students is evaluated twice. Career Guidance in Travel and Tourism is also provided by the staff and tour and travel company experts.

 Certificate Course in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing(RS)

Certificate Course in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) has been introduced to develop capacity building in Geospatial Technologies - Geographical Information System, Remote Sensing, Photogrametry, GPS and Web Mapping techniques to prepare maps, data analysis,  photo and satellite image interpretation. The course develops the skills and prepare the students for various career opportunities related to planning, research, image analysis, photogrammetry and thematic cartography. The training is provided by well trained faculty. The hands on training in well equiped computer lab for different GIS and RS softwares is a strength of a course.

Shri. D. D. Bombe
HOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

B.A (Geography), B.Ed (Geography, Marathi), M.A (Geography-with specialization in Regional Planning and Development and Thematic Cartography), M.Ed, M.Phil (Education), NET (Education), NET (Geography), Ph D - Geography (Persuing),

 OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Attended 24 National and International Conferences, Presented 8 research papers in seminars and conferences and published 4 papers
  • Published 2 Text Books on Environmental Studies
  • Invited as a Resource person in 5 workshops on Surveying. GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Successfully completed the Capacity Building programme in Geospatial Technologies
  • Successfully completed with A Grade the National Service Scheme (NSS) Programme Officers Training Orientation at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai
  • Completed certificate course of Telephone Operator in first grade – Kohinoor Technical Institute
  • Completed standard course in Yoga conducted by Yoga Vidya Niketan
  • Completed certificate course of Field Officer – Civil Defense, Mumbai, Govt of Maharashtra
  • Passed   MS-CIT  course in second grade, MKCL and MSBTE (Year 2006)
  • Actively participated in co-curricular and extracurricular activities during B. Ed. Course in Chembur Comprehensive College of Education
  • Actively participated in N.S.S. activities and attended the camps
  • Active participation in drive of Protection of Malnutrition Tribal Children in Thane District organised by Navdrushti – NGO
  • Participation and third merit in Dnyan Ranjan Spardha Pariksha organised by Shri Shivchhatrapati Yuva Mandal, Yavatmal
  • Participation and second merit in Shyamachi Aie Sanskar Pariksha organised by Sane Guruji Kathamala, Dadar, Mumbai

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE : DOS , MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point, Paint etc., PaintShopPro, Photo Shop, Map Info, Q-GIS, Idrisi, GeoMedia, Arc Info, SAGA, GRASS etc.

MEMBER OF ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS: Bombay Geographical Association, Civil Defense (Mulund Division), Avehi (Educational Trust), Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA)

 

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Shri. D. D. Bombe
HOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

B.A (Geography), B.Ed (Geography, Marathi), M.A (Geography-with specialization in Regional Planning and Development and Thematic Cartography), M.Ed, M.Phil (Education), NET (Education), NET (Geography), Ph D - Geography (Persuing),

 OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Attended 24 National and International Conferences, Presented 8 research papers in seminars and conferences and published 4 papers
  • Published 2 Text Books on Environmental Studies
  • Invited as a Resource person in 5 workshops on Surveying. GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Successfully completed the Capacity Building programme in Geospatial Technologies
  • Successfully completed with A Grade the National Service Scheme (NSS) Programme Officers Training Orientation at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai
  • Completed certificate course of Telephone Operator in first grade – Kohinoor Technical Institute
  • Completed standard course in Yoga conducted by Yoga Vidya Niketan
  • Completed certificate course of Field Officer – Civil Defense, Mumbai, Govt of Maharashtra
  • Passed   MS-CIT  course in second grade, MKCL and MSBTE (Year 2006)
  • Actively participated in co-curricular and extracurricular activities during B. Ed. Course in Chembur Comprehensive College of Education
  • Actively participated in N.S.S. activities and attended the camps
  • Active participation in drive of Protection of Malnutrition Tribal Children in Thane District organised by Navdrushti – NGO
  • Participation and third merit in Dnyan Ranjan Spardha Pariksha organised by Shri Shivchhatrapati Yuva Mandal, Yavatmal
  • Participation and second merit in Shyamachi Aie Sanskar Pariksha organised by Sane Guruji Kathamala, Dadar, Mumbai

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE : DOS , MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point, Paint etc., PaintShopPro, Photo Shop, Map Info, Q-GIS, Idrisi, GeoMedia, Arc Info, SAGA, GRASS etc.

MEMBER OF ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS: Bombay Geographical Association, Civil Defense (Mulund Division), Avehi (Educational Trust), Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA)

 

Books

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - I
Authoured
Co Author :VIBHA KUMAR, DIPESH KARMARKAR, DEEPALI BHIDE, TANUSHREE CHAUDHARI, BHAKTI MHASKAR
Year of Publication :2016
Name of Publication :VIPUL PRAKASHAN
Place of Publication :MUMBAI
ISBN :978-93-86172-03-7

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - II
Authoured
Co Author :VIBHA KUMAR, DIPESH KARMARKAR, DEEPALI BHIDE, TANUSHREE CHAUDHARI, BHAKTI MHASKAR
Year of Publication :2016
Name of Publication :VIPUL PRAKASHAN
Place of Publication :MUMBAI
ISBN :978-93-86172-73-0

Research Project

Urban Water Supply in India
Principal Investigator :Swapna Banerjee-Guha
Co Investigator :Dipesh Karmarkar
Period :01-02-2002 - 15-04-2002
Status :Completed

Research Papers Published

WELLS IN MUMBAI : NEED TO EXPLOIT TO AUGMENT THE AVAILABILITY OF WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE IN MUMBAI
Co Author :BHARATI UNNI, SHWETA RANADE
Name of Publication :RESEARCH CONCLAVE - 2015 "MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIA"
Name of Editors :DR DENJIT SARKAR, DILIP M PATIL
Name of Publisher :J M PATEL COLLEGE OF COMMERCE
Year of Publication :2015
ISSN :ISBN

Effectiveness of Green Games Strategy for Environment Awareness among the School Students in Mumbai City
Co Author :Bharati Unni
Name of Publication :Special Issue of International Peer Reviewed, Referred, SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Name of Publisher :Department of Geography, D G Tatkare Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with Bombay Geographical Association,
Year of Publication :2016
ISSN :ISSN-P-2319-4766
Impact Factor :4.88

Need for Sustainable Geo-Tourism-Case Study of Hot Water Springs
Co Author :Bharati Unni
Name of Publication :special Issue of an International Peer Reviewed, Referred, SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Name of Publisher :Department of Geography, Sheth J. N. Paliwala Commerce, Science and Arts College
Year of Publication :2016
ISSN :ISSN-P-2319-4766
Impact Factor :4.88

Study of Geo-Tourism Potentials and Related Problems at Nighoj
Co Author :Dr. H M Pednekar, Smt. Bharati Unni
Name of Publication :National Level Research Journal (Half Yearly), THE KOKAN GEOGRAPHERS, Vol. 15
Name of Publisher :THE KOKAN GEOGRAPHERS
Year of Publication :2016
ISSN :ISSN-2277-4858

Research Papers Presented

“Wells in Mumbai : Need to Exploit to Augment the Availability of Water for Domestic Use in Mumbai”
Co Author :Smt Bharati Unni, Shweta Ranade
Name of Conference :Research Conclave on Management of Environment with Special Reference to India
Level :Regional
Period :14-02-2015-14-02-2015
Name of Organizers :J M Patel College of Commerce, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Tourism Perspectives in Pune District
Name of Conference :Indian Tourism Development Opportunities and Challenges
Level :National
Period :13-02-2015-13-02-2015
Name of Organizers :Department of Geography, D G Tatkare Arts and Commerce College, Tala, Raigad, Maharashtra, India

Geographical Study of Tourism Potential of Potholes at Nighoj and Takli Haji
Co Author :Bharati Unni
Name of Seminar :Recent Trends in Geography
Level :State
Period :06-02-2016-06-02-2016
Name of Organizers :Dr. D Y Patil Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Study of Geo-tourism Potentials and Status of Hot Water Springs
Co Author :Bharati Unni
Name of Conference :Demographic Shift - Road to Sustainable Development
Level :National
Period :23-02-2016-23-02-2016
Name of Organizers :J M Patel College of Commerce, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Effectiveness of Green Games Strategy for Environment Awareness Among the School Students in Mumbai City
Name of Conference :Environmental Resource Management for Sustainable Development
Level :State
Period :27-02-2016-27-02-2016
Name of Organizers :Dept of Geography D G Tatkare Mahavidyalya, Mangaon Raigad and Bombay Geographical Association, Dept of Geography, Univ of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Knowing of Public Awareness About Domestic Solid Waste Management in Kalyan City
Co Author :Bharati Unni Shweta Ranade
Name of Seminar :Trajectories and Prospects in Geography
Level :National
Period :30-03-2016-31-03-2016
Name of Organizers :Department of Geography, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Santacruz, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Smt. Kasturi Medhekar
Contractual

        Ms.Kasturi Medhekar is an ex student of the Sathaye College, and is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Geography in Sathaye College since February 2017. She has passed her B.A in subject Geography,University of Mumbai in June 2015 and B.A in English in 2016 from IDOL, University of Mumbai. Her subjects of interest are Regional Development and Regional Planning and Ecology and Environment.  

        She is currently working as Care Taking Officer, for 8MAH/GB/ NCC, Girls Unit- Sathaye College. She is “B” & “C” Certificate Holder as Junior Under Officer (JUO) of 8 MAH/BN/SW/2010/223511 Army Wing with grading “A” from Sathaye Collge NCC Girls Unit in 2013.

        Her hobbies include dancing, craft,reading, travelling alike. She has completed a five years course in Bharatnatyam Dance from Bhartiya Sangeet Samiti, 2003-2007. She has represented Sathaye College in various competetions like 'Maharashtra Utsav', 'Parle Utsav' during her academic years 2010-12. She has worked as Choreographer in many competitions and events.

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Sanjana S. Mulay
Contractual

Miss Sanjana Mulay is an Ex student of Sathaye College and is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Geography.She  has passed her BA in subject Geography,University of Mumbai 2015. She has done her Masters in Geography from University of Mumbai in 2017.Her subject of interest are Remote Sensing and Trade,Human Geography. She is also certified with Travel and Tourism Certificate Course from Sathaye College in the year 2015.

Her Hobbies include Travelling,Drawing,Reading,Swimming and alike.She is also certified with Elementary and Intermidate Drawing Certificates with Grade "C"in year 2008.She has won Silver Medal in International Drawing Competition in the year 2009.

 

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Add-on Certificate Course (affiliated to University of Mumbai)
Paper I and II
Tourism and Travel Management

Certificate Course
Paper I and II
Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)

F.Y.B.A
Paper I SEM I
Geomorphology

Paper I SEM II
Human Geography

F.Y.BCom.
Paper I SEM I & II
Environmental Studies

S.Y.B.A
Paper II SEM III
An Introduction to Climatology

Paper II SEM IV
Ocenography

Paper III SEM III
Physical Geography of India

Paper III SEM IV
Agricultural Geography of India

S.Y.BCom
Paper II SEM III & IV
Foundation Course

T.Y.B.A
Paper VIII - B SEM VI (Optional)
Social Geography

T.Y.B.A.
Paper VIII - C SEM VI (Optional)
Political Geography

Paper IX SEM V (Practical)
Research Methodolgy

Paper IX SEM VI (Practical)
GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing

Paper VI SEM V (Practical)
Topo Map and Thematic Map Interpretation

Paper VI SEM VI (Practical)
Statistical Techniques, Computer and Surveying

Paper VIII - A SEM V (Optional)
Agricultural Geography

Paper VIII - A SEM VI (Optional)
Geography of Transport

Paper VIII - B SEM V (Optional)
Disaster Management

Paper VIII - C SEM V (Optional)
Geography of Health