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Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya

Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya বিবেকানন্দ মিশন মহাবিদ্যালয়

NAAC Accredited College

Affiliated to Vidyasagar University

Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya

Department of Geography

About the Department

Our college, Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya, started out as a small college with a few selected departments in the year 1968, but with the passage of time the college has established itself in the academic map of Purba Medinipur with a lot many disciplines included in the academic curricula.
The Geography Department set up in the year 2004-2005, began with Geography as Pass subject. Later, in the year 2005-2006 it was awarded the responsibility of teaching Geography as an Honours subject.
The Geography Department, at present, boasts of two full time sanctioned posts of which two are at present filled. The full time teachers are appointed on the recommendation of W.B.C.S.C who recommends such candidates who fulfill U.G.C criteria along with an otherwise excellent academic career. The full time teachers who come out of such a stringent academic screening are hence competent. Mr. Gouranga Gaunia & Mr. Dinabandhu Maity also regularly take class in N.S.O.U.
Our college is located in a scheduled region and most of the students of the department come from economically backward families. Many of them are also first generation learners. The boys outnumber the girls in the Honours Course. The ratio of boys to girls is 2:1.In the General course the ratio is more lopsided - 4:1 in favour of the boys. Taken both together, the ratio is 5:2 in favour of the boys. The economical and social profile of the learners, then, makes the department even more responsible. Our college which is affiliated to Vidyasagar University has been part of the ongoing changes in the University as regards examination rescheduling and syllabus revision. There has been a change from the erstwhile Part-I, Part-II structure of examination (2+1) to the Part-I, Part-II, Part-III structure (1+1+1) from the year 2005-06. Syllabus revision has also taken place lately which has come into effect from the year 2006-07.The University first drafted a tentative syllabus and arranged workshops on its basis in which the departmental teachers were invited in the session 2014-15. Exchange of ideas took place in the workshop and the University framed the final syllabus taking into account the valuable suggestion of the teachers. In 2017 academic year, Vidyasagar University has started the CBCS examination.
The success rate of our department has been on the increase in the last five years. It went on increasing in the successive years to reach a high of 97% in the year 20I0-11.It dipped in the following year to about 90 perhaps, the change in the examination pattern contributed to this sudden drop. We, in the department, are committed in arresting this negative development.
Over the last five years the success rate is about 95%. The dropout rate is very low. Over the years, we have tried to build up better learning resources for the students of Geography department. Our students are now more conscious of their shortcomings as well as the opportunities awaiting them at the end of their studies. Their problems are properly getting addressed, so we hope the dropout rate will significantly come down in the near future.
The College has a Departmental Library which the students can access easily. The teachers of the department personally look after the specific needs of the students. They also offer valuable suggestions on the nature and kind of reference material to be used. There has been overhaul of the library - it has been renovated. Computers have been made available to the students. There is Net facility and the students can download any necessary information. Photocopying facility is also available to help the students.

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Faculty

Prof. Gouranga Gaunia
Designation : Assistant Professor & HOD
Qualification : M.Sc.
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Prof. Pranab Bishal
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc.
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Prof. Dinabandhu Maity
Designation : Part-time Permanent
Qualification : M.A.
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Prof. Sanghamitra Ari Adak
Designation : Part-time Permanent
Qualification : M.A.
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Prof. Sisir Kumar Bhowmik
Designation : Lab attendant in Geography
Qualification : H.S.
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