Debra Thana Sahid Kshudiram Smriti Mahavidyalaya

Gangaramchak, P.O.: Chakshyampur, District: Paschim Medinipur, PIN: 721124.

(Affiliated to the Vidyasagar University)

Debra Thana Sahid Kshudiram Smriti Mahavidyalaya


About the Department

Department of Geography has started its journey from 2010 as General course in this college. After fulfilling all necessary criteria this is recognized as Honours Dept. in 2012, by Vidyasagar University with the capacity of 29 students in each year by obeying all criteria of reservatuion policy as per Govt.


Geography is the study of interrelationship between man and his environment. Hecataeus in his book of  “ GESPERIODOS” first name this subject of Geography. Geography is derived from two greek word Geo means earth and Graphia means the study. That why, Hecataeus is known as the father of Geography. In the ancient period this study was developed mainly by Greek and Roman Scholars like Aristrotol, Herodotus, Strabo etc. In the medieval period this was slightly developed after the contribution of Arabian Scholars.


But there was so much Dichotomies among the geographer in respect of contents of this subject, like Physical vs Human Geography, Systematic vs Regional Geography, Determinism vs Possibilism and so far.


After these dichotomies , two German scholar Humbolt and Carl Ritter contributed a new path in developing this subject. Both of them believed the study of Geography should be scientific and systematic instead of previous all contents in this subject.. And they remarked the study of Geography in 19 th century as classical Geography.


Following the path of previous scholars, modern Geography is much more scientific and problem solving in social aspect. That’s why, it may be called as social science. After the quantative  approach and  application of Remote Sensing and GIS this study now more scientific and welfare for developing man and his surrounding environment.


                        Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organized 


I. Students Participation in Seminars

Sl. No.


Names of Speakers






Type of Lecture


Prof. Amalendu Sahoo

Climate change and Environment


Invited Lecture

in college level seminar














            Details of Infrastructural facilities

a) Library: Number of Books

* Central Library                          :404
* Departmental Library                           :84
* Book Bank                                             :00
* Journals                                                :10


List of Instrumental               :Prismatic Compass, Dumpy Level, Theodolite, Soil Testing Kit, Hygrometer, Barometer, Stereoscope,Rotameter, Weather Maps, Toposheets, Satellite Image, GPS. 

No. of Laboratory                  :  02


b) Internet facilities for Staff & Students                             :Yes
c) Class Rooms with ICT Facility                             :No
d) Laboratories                                   : Electrical (3), Non Electrical (1), Electronics (1), Optical (2), Computer (1) Optical, Computer with                                                                                                             Internet Facilities.


                          Last 5 yrs. Results



No. of student Appeared

No. of students    Passed

% of pass




91.66 %




92.95 %




79.16 %




93.75 %


Teaching Staff in Department of Geography

Non Teaching Staff in Department of Geography