The department was established in 1955 and has since offered programs/courses in B.A., B.A. Hons Pass Course in Geography, M.Sc. (Geography). Presently all the courses are following the semester system. There are 6 Sanctioned posts for teaching in the department. The department is headed by an Associate Professor and 4 Guest Teachers are also working in the department. The support staff includes 1 SLA against the 2 Sanctioned posts (1 SLA and 1 JLA). The department regularly organizes extension lectures for the students and also encourages students to participate in geography quiz competitions regularly organized with the help of the  Association of Punjab Geographers. The department has good infrastructural facilities, like 2 laboratories equipped with surveying instruments, remote sensing images a good collection of maps and models, 1 Classroom with an ICT facility, and internet facilities for staff and students.


The Strength of the department is its dedicated and competent faculty, working hard under the inspiring leadership of the College Principal, working towards good academic performance of the students in the College and University exams. Good infrastructure, learning resources well-stocked library, e-learning resources, well-equipped labs, etc. Some weaknesses and deficiencies that hinder the department’s ability to accomplish its goals are a skewed teacher-taught ratio and difficulty in reaching out to a very diverse student community. At the same time, there are Opportunities for improvement and innovations in the teaching-learning process by organizing a greater number of seminars, guest lectures, student seminars, presentations by students, etc. The Challenges are in having greater interaction with local/global industry to improve chances of placement and to encourage students to research at the undergraduate level. Our Future Plans include starting PG Diploma in Remote Sensing; to set up a Smart Classroom.


Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization


Name Qualification Designation Specialization Teaching Experience
Sh. Navjot Singh M.Sc., M.Phil. Associate Professor Population Geography 26 yrs.
Ms. Pavittar Puneet Kaur  M.Sc. Assistant Professor General Geography 9 year
Sh. Randeep Singh M.Sc. UGC NET Assistant Professor Population Geography 7 years
Dr. Sukhpreet Singh M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D UGC NET Assistant Professor Population Geography 14 years
Mrs. Kamaljit Kaur M.Sc., UGC NET Assistant Professor Population Geography 5 years


Distinguished Alumni: The department has a long history and has a long list of distinguished Alumni, in various fields around the state, in the country, and even outside the country. We would like to confine our list to the students who passed out from the department in recent times, from the UG or PG course.


  • Chander Gagandeep Singh, 2009 batch Assistant Registrar MRSPTU, Bathinda
  • Amandeep Singh Talwar, 2015 batch UPSC 2018 (AIR 349 Rank)
  • Vinod Kumar, 2015 batch ASI, Punjab Police Since 2016.
  • Gagandeep Kaur, 2010 batch, (Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs) Inspector, Punjab Government Since 2015.
  • Sangram Singh Ghumman 2020 batch (Lt. Indian Army, OTA SSC 113) Since 2021.
  • 12 students have cleared the UGC NET examination, Chander Gagandeep Singh, (June 2009 and 2013), Ram Sharn (June 2012), Karamjit Singh (June 2012), Harmeet Singh (Dec 2012), Randeep Singh (June 2015), Kamaljit Kaur (Jan 2017), Sukhchain Singh (June 2018), Sharanjit Singh (Dec 2018), Avtar Singh (June 2019), Jaswant Singh (June 2020), Alka Devi (Dec 2020 & June merged and Dec 2022) and Harpreet Kaur (Dec 2021 & June 2022 merged). 


Publications: The department faculty regularly contributes to publications through journals, conferences, books, or chapters in books and newspaper articles on the subject and allied interests.


Faculty as members in committees, boards, etc.

  1. Mr. Navjot Singh:
  • Life Member Association of Punjab Geographers
  • Member Undergraduate and Postgraduate Board of Studies of Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • Member Board of Studies Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib.


Student projects:

Project work is a part of M. Sc. II and B.A. III Geography curriculum and it is mandatory for all students of these programs. Postgraduate students submit individual reports, while Undergraduate students do their projects on 2-3 topics, but with different data sets collected by individual or a group of 2-3 students.


List of eminent academicians and scientists/visitors to the department for interaction with students.

  • Krishan Chand, Retd. Director General, (Acting) on “Development of Rural Areas and Geography” delivered an Extension lecture on 27th September 2019.
  • Extension lecture by Dr Charanjit Singh Deputy Director (Retd.) Punjab Pollution Control Board, Patiala, on 5th June 2021, “The World Environment Day”
  • Extension lecture on “Idea of Geography” by Dr M S Gill, Retd. Prof & Head, Department Of Geography, Punjabi University, Patiala, visiting faculty, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 19th April, 2023.


      Other activities organized :

  • Inter-College Geographical Quiz (Patiala Zone) in 02nd February 2018 in Association with APG, the Association Of Punjab Geographers.
  • Inter-College Geographical Quiz (Patiala Zone) on 6th February 2019 in Association with APG, the Association Of Punjab Geographers
  • Organized a visit to PRSC, PAU, Ludhiana (Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana for UG and PG students in February 2019.
  • Inter-College Geographical Quiz (Patiala Zone) in 19th May 2022 in Association with APG, the Association of Punjab Geographers.

Organized a visit to PRSC, PAU, Ludhiana (Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana for UG and PG students on 6th March, 2023.


Names of Programmes/Courses offered

UG :
1.B.A (3 years)
2.B.A. Hons Pass Course in Geography (2 years)

PG :
3.M.Sc. (Geography) 2 years