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Re: JNU Geography

The Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University offers M.A. Programme in Geography of duration 2 years.

M.A. Programme in Geography

The M.A programme in Geography consists of four semesters spread over two years.

Duration – 2 years

In addition to other compulsory and a few optional courses, the two compulsory physical and socio-economic field based courses are conducted during the summer and winter vacations respectively.

The Centre offers specialization in the following major streams.

*Advanced Techniques
*Agricultural Geography
*Geography of Resources
Population and Settlement Geography
Regional Planning and Development
Social Geography
Remote Sensing and GIS

The * marked specialization streams were not offered during the year under the review.

The specialisation streams offered in the 4th semester have four papers each of 4 credits. Following is the list of courses designed for the M.A. programme over the years.


Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 education pattern securing at least 45% marks in aggregate


Course No. Course Title
RD 401 Geomorphology and Pedology with Special Reference to India
RD 402 Regional Geography of India
RD 403 Economic Geography with Special reference to India
RD 404 Quantitative Methods in Geography-I
RD 405 History of Geographical Thought
RD 406 Human Ecology and Ecosystem
RD 407 Climatology and Biogeography with special reference to India
RD 408 West Germany Industrial Regions
RD 409 North American Manufacturing Belt
RD 410 Tibet: A Meso Regional Study
RD 411 South-East Asia
RD 412 Ethiopia: Meso Regional Study
RD 413 Field Survey Methods (Socio-Economic)
RD 414 Japan: A Meso Regional Study
RD 415 Field Survey Methods (Physical)
RD 416 European Union: A Meso Regional Study
RD 501 Hydrology and Oceanography
RD 502 Levels of Regional Development in India
RD 503 Regional Development
RD 504 Social Geography with Special Reference to India
RD 505 Population and Settlement Geography with Special Reference to India
RD 506 Quantitative Methods in Geography-II
RD 507 Historical Geography with Special Reference to India
RD 508 Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Regionalisation in India
RD 509 Geography of Social Well-being with Special Reference to India
RD 510 Regional Disparities in Educational Development in India
RD 511 Urbanization and Migration
RD 512 Geography of Central Places
RD 513 Demography and Population Geography
RD 514 Geography of Rural Settlements
RD 515 Natural Resources and Environmental Concerns of Indian Agriculture
RD 516 Agricultural Geography with Special Reference to India
RD 517 Agricultural Economics
RD 518 Mineral and Marine Mineral Resources
RD 520 Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications
RD 521 Explanations in Geography
RD 522 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography
RD 523 Advanced Cartographic Techniques in Geography
RD 524 Landform Geography
RD 525 Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology
RD 526 Transport in Regional Analysis
RD 527 Regional Economics and Regionalisation
RD 528 Regional Development & Planning in India
RD 529 Process of Urbanization and Urban Planning
RD 530 Political Geography with Special Reference to India
RD 531 Regional Aspects of Rural Development in India
RD 532 Population and Environment
RD 533 Micro Regional Planning
RD 534 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System
RD 535 Introduction to GI Science
RD 536 Principles of Remote Sensing
RD 537 Spatial Analysis and Information Extraction
RD 538 Techniques of Cartography and Visualisation
RD 539 Climate Change


Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Mehrauli Road, Munirka, New Delhi, Delhi 110067

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