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department at a glance

The Department of Geography was established under Pt. R.S.U. Raipur (1967) with undergraduate courses. Gradually Postgraduate Courses were also started in 1983. In 1986 department produced the first batch of PG students. Prof. L.K.Sao was the founder head of the department, he was one of the most eminent geographer of the Chhattisgarh region. From 1994 to 2005 Dr. D.R. Nayak chaired the department as a head followed by Dr. I.S. Chandrakar. From 2012-14 Prof.Vaidehi Sharma was Head of Department and at present Dr. Ranjana Sharma is working in the department as head. Dr. Sushma Yadav is the another faculty member of this department supported by Shri Rajesh Shrivastava as Lab technician. The department has credit to complete three MINOR & one MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECT supported by U.G.C.
The main vision of the department is to enrich gap in the knowledge of geographical science to generate competent human resource for successful assessment of geographical features of the region, to explore different geographical qualities of high land of Durg and surrounding area with various aspects of ecology specially land, mines, forest and water resource. The geogenic process of the region is also a primary vision of concern for the department. 

To transform above vision our department is exploring following missions –
1.   To produce skilled and competent human resource feathered with graduate and postgraduate degree.
2.   To provide all possible knowledge about every geographical aspect of the region.
3.   To enrich scholars with research skill so that vision may be translated.
4.   To create suitable human resource for societal competency and service.