About Department of Geography

Welcome to the department of Geography at Govt. Degree College Kargil. The Department of Geography was established in 2014. The primary mission of the department is to provide a chance to receive bachelor level education in the subject of Geography to the students within the region. The department was established according to the special geographical location of the region, in which the students have opportunities to study the physical and cultural landscape of Ladakh. The department offers undergraduate courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc). Since then the department has acquired distinction teaching and other activities. Extra care is taken to pay individual attention to the students in their laboratory work and lecture sessions. Experts in different allied fields are also invited for interaction and curriculum development. College library is fairly well equipped with geography books, journals and periodicals.

Interaction of Topmost Geologist’s with the Geology students of G.D.C Kargil

Geography teaches us an understanding of the places and environments. By studying geography students learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in others regions in Jammu and Kashmir, in India and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, students gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaches us to motivate students to find out about physical world and enables them to recognize the importance of sustainable development for future of mankind.

1. To provide quality education and training to the students.
2 To spread geographic literacy among the young generation.
3. To enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of places in the world.
4. To increase student’s knowledge of other culture and, in doing so, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural India.
5. To allow student to learn graphical skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
6. To enable student to know and understand environmental problems at local, regional, national and global level.
7. To educate the student’s on the need of family planning to crab the recent high population growth rate for sustainable development.
8. To encourage the student, a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘Global citizenship’ means.
9. To develop a variety of other skills, including those enquiries, problem solving, investigation and how to present their conclusions in the most appropriate way.
10. To join all the disciplines in the academics domain on the issues of development in the social, ecological and economic aspect.
11. To create a forum for communication among students and staff on geographical matters.

Name of Staff Designation cell No. E-Mail
01 Prof. Saleem Ahmad Sr. Assistant Professor 9469633924
02 Mr. Rouf Ahmad Dar Assistant Lecturer 9469463959
03 Mr. Sheikh Mudasir ul Islam Assistant Lecturer 9906787460
04 Mr. Mohd Ali Wazir Assistant Lecturer 9469176474
05 Mr. Ghulam Abbas Lab Assistant 9469737363
05 Mr. Mohsin Ali Lab. Barrier 9469176417

Saleem Ahmad

Designation: Sr. Assistant Professor

Basic Qualification: NET/JRF in 2007 Pursuing PhD in the Department of Geology University of Jammu.

Specialization: Coal and Petroleum

Rouf Ahmad Dar

Designation: Assistant Lecturer

Basic Qualification: Hydrogeology


Submitted abstract in 9th JK Science congress under the heading “contribution of Sheshram Glacier to the East Lidder watershed”.

Having work experience in National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad.

Sheikh Mudasir ul Islam

Designation:Assistant Lecturer

Structural Geology

Received the certificate of basic geological Mapping by GSI training institute Sukinda, Orissa, India.

Mohd Ali Wazir

Designation: Assistant Lecturer

Basic Qualification:Paleontology and Stratigraphy

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The department follows the college admission procedure for admission to undergraduate level.


As Kargil has its own geographical importance, the department has always encouraging the students for conduct surveys and research in the various geographical aspects of the district, which would be a base to explore the further geographical importance of the area in the world of geography. The various land forms and rocks found in and around the district would popularize and enhance its importance in the world of geography. In this regard department had organized various field tours and conduct geographical surveys in various parts of the district. The department is also trying to boost the socio-economic relation of the area for which various socio-economic surveys were conducted in the local areas, in which the resource persons of the concern subject enlightened the students over the importance and other aspects in relation to the said topic. The department has also its future plans to organize such research and surveys, workshops to make aware the students about the socio-cultural and physical/natural relationship of the region.


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