We are dedicated to exploration, implementation and dissemination of information about the human and physical environment in order to prepare and engage students in critical thinking and meaningful problem solving. We instill in our graduates the desire for a life-long learning to be global citizens, environmental stewards, policy makers and scientists as well as to enhance the quality of human life. The history of the department can be followed back to 1931-32, when Geography was first presented as a minor subject. The office was later officially settled in 1936. Eminent Geographers have served in the department and currently the Master Trainer and IRDR Young Scientist, Dr. Shakeel Mahmood is rendering his services as Chairperson of the Department. Geography is a broad discipline that bridges the gap between arts, and social and natural sciences, and broadly provides education that tackles pressing concerns such as environmental change, regional and global inequality, and global economic and cultural transformation. Students gain a unified understanding of the constantly evolving world and how culture affects, and is affected by it. In September 2021, Department of Geography is shifted to GC University Lahore, New Campus located at Kala Shah Kaku (KSK), where department has five classroom, departmental Library, GIS Lab, Geomorphology Lab, Land Surveying and Leveling Lab.
The department prides on innovation in teaching and research that meet the geographical challenges on different spatial and temporal scale. The application of geo-spatial techniques strengthened the subject in geo-visualizing the spatio-temporal pattern of any geographical phenomena. Soon, the Department will offer admissions in PhD (Geography) and M.Phil (Disaster Management)
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“The Department of Geography is dedicated to the exploration, implementation and dissemination of information about the human and physical environment in order to prepare and engage students in critical thinking and meaningful problem solving, to encourage life-long learning, to be global citizen environmental steward, policy makers and scientist's as well as to enhance the quality of life.”
Geography is a broad discipline that bridges the arts, social and natural sciences, and provides a broad education that tackles pressing concerns such as environmental change, regional and global inequality, and global economic and cultural transformation. Students gain a unified understanding of the constantly evolving world and how culture affects and is affected by it.
The interrelationships between society and the physical and human environment are the subject of the GC University Geography degree. In the foundational years, students are exposed to a wide variety of geographical subjects, which they can then explore in greater depth in the optional papers. The course places a strong focus on interdisciplinary perspectives, with chances to examine how geography and other fields including anthropology, sociology, history, political science, economics, earth sciences, and biology interact.
Our teaching practices have been devised according to the level and the needs of each program. In the first two years of BS program, teachers mostly adopt the lecture and demonstration method. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions and are assigned individual presentation. In Year III and IV of the BS program and Year I of the MS program, we rely more on student centered approach. The teaching methodology employed in these years is based on:
Interactive Teaching Apart from regular teaching conferences, refresher classes, invited lectures, workshops and seminars are held on a regular basis to inspire students to improve their academic and research skills. Field visits help students learn more about the subject and become more involved in it.
Geography Department has some of the best facilities, notably Departmental Library, which has a collection of over 1300 books on open shelves. Our Labs (GIS & Geography) are well-equipped for practical courses and independent research studies. Moreover, Modern surveying tools such as Total station, GPS and Auto level are also there. The geography lab contains the Automatic Weather Station, Meteorological Instruments, Globes, Particulate Matter Counter, Salt Range Rock samples, Samples of Flexible Sandstones, and Soil and Minerals samples.
Our faculty has published numerous research articles in specialized international journals including Natural Hazards, Environmental Earth Sciences, Remote sensing, Climate Dynamics, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction and Erdkunde. Around 72 research articles have been published by the faculty in W, X and Y categories. Currently the department is supporting the following research groups which are efficiently working to produce research in various fields of geography
Rubric based assessment both in Mid Term and Final Term exam as well as in Projects. Both project based assessment and traditional exams strategies are actively in practice. Semester work includes quizzes, assignments, presentations, field work and field report.
An inspiring and collaborative community The Department has signed MOUs with various governmental or semi-governmental organizations at national and international level to maintain student's involvement in the Geographical Nexus, which is unquestionably broad. A few of these institutes are: