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LOKANAYAK OMEO KUMAR DAS COLLEGE
L.O.K.D COLLEGE
Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam
Dhekiajuli
Estd-1970
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Departments
Department of Geography
Department of Geography
Welcome

  Department of Geography

 

 

Historical Background:

Lokanayak Omeo Kumar Das College was established in the year 1970. Since its inception the subject Geography was not introduce in the College. Later on due to continuous effort and public demand the subject and department of Geography was initiated in 1992 in Higher Secondary Level. The then Principal Mr. R.N. Bhuyan had to take a lot of pain in establishing the department and to make it materially and academically sound.

The Department was established in the 1992 as higher secondary courses with the appointment of Dr. Mitali Saikia, HOD. The Department of Geography, L.O.K.D. College introduced its Honours Courses with group of 5th Students, Namely – Kangkan Deka, Utpal Deka, Ajit Tanti, Junmpni Das, Sangita Das and Girish Das.

In 2003, the first Major batch appeared in degree final examination and in 2004 L.O.K.D. College brought glory to the college as 2nd best graduate (Miss Gitanjali Malakar) of Gauhati University, rest of the students were awarded first and second class.

Till now total number of 58 (from session 2015-16 onward) Students secured first class in B.A./B.Sc. from this department.

First batch students of Geography Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Member:

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience (year)

Date of Joining

Dr. Mitali Saikia

M.Sc,Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Population Geography

28

05/08/1992

Pabitra Barman

M.Sc.

Assistant Professor

Fluvial Geography

20

03/08/2000

Siva Kr Chetry

M.A.

Assistant Professor

Regional Planning

20

10/08/2000

Manoj Kr Sarma

M.A.

Assistant Professor

Agriculture Geography

14

16/11/2007

Sujit Sutradhar

B.A.

Laboratory Assistant

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12

01/09/2009

           

 

Vision and Mission

Vision:

The vision of the department is to create human resources, brought out responsible citizens with a distinct ambition and to make a respected department in teaching and research in the field of geography.

Mission:

 i) To spread geographical knowledge among aspirant students.

ii) To inspire the students to understand the socio-economic problems of the locality and highlight the problems.

iii) To emphasis on computer and space based innovative technologies and dynamic methodologies in teaching and research.

  Courses Offered:

Sl. No.

Course

Affiliating body

1

Three years (Six Semester)

Degree course (Hons/Major)

CBCS/Non CBCS          

Gauhati University

2

Three years (Six Semester)

Degree course (RC/General)

CBCS/Non CBCS         

Gauhati University

 

Thrust Areas of Teaching:

  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Regional Geography
  • Cartography
  • Quantitative Techniques, GIS and GPS.
  • Surveying and leveling etc.

 

 

 

The Curriculum

  • The Department follows the curriculum and syllabus provided by the affiliating Gauhati University in offering B.A./B.Sc. (Major and General Course) on Semester basis.
  • Curriculum delivery and complete of the syllabus in time are ensured by maintaining the documents in the form of teaching plan, Daily class diary and monthly progress Report along with optimum utilization of the class routine, discussion and interaction with students. 

The Internal Evaluation:

(Evaluation of Learners)

  • The Department conducts continuous Internal Evaluation in the form of sessional examination, project mark and Home Assignment as per guidelines.
  • Performances of the students are analysed and discussed by interaction with students(group discussion etc)
  • For  those who could not appear in the sessional examination due to some reasons or failed department conducts special examination for them well before the final examination.

 

Course Outcome (Cos)

  • The students come to know about the meaning, scope and importance of physical and Human Geography.
  • Understanding the importance of various cartography techniques in geographical study and general understanding of map, map scale and map content.
  • The students come to know about the man environment relationships.
  • Thorough understanding of quantitative techniques and analysis and interpretation of geographical data.
  • The students acquire knowledge about spatial pattern of various economic activities of the human being.
  • The students learn the use of instruments like Rotamiter, Planimeter, Plane table, Prismatic Compass, Theodolite, Dumpy level, GIS, GPS etc.
  • The students understand about preparation of Field study Report / Project Report by conducting field survey.
  • The students acquire knowledge about study and analysis of Toposheets, Weather Map, Satellite imageries etc.

 

Teaching learning materials

  • Learning resources of our department are:-

Globe, GIS and GPS, Maps and charts, landform models, Aerial photographs, satellite

imagery, Atlas, Toposheets, drawing and tracing tables, Field survey equipments, rocks

and minerals etc.

  • The Department is also equipped with various collections of books including both textual and reference books and journals.

 

Students Enrolment in B.A. / B.Sc. Course, 2016-2021

Sl. No.

Year

Gen./RC/HG

Major/Hons

Total

1

2016 – 17

31+29+12=72

20+29+21=70

142

2

2017 – 18

24+22+13=59

24+20+29=73

132

3

2018 – 19

45+39+17=101

26+24+20=70

171

4

2019 – 20

29+38+08=75

31+26+24=81

156

5

2020 – 21

46+25+32=103

28+31+26=85

188

 

 

 

Students Support

 

  • Textual and Reference books
  • Online classes during Covid – 19
  • WhatsApp Group
  • Remedial classes for slow learners.
  • Guidance to solve their problems if and when needed.

Strength and weakness of the Department

  1. Strength
  • Enrolment of students is satisfactory and it increasing gradually.
  • We have a GIS lab to conduct practical works.
  • We have a library equipped with textual and reference books.
  1. Weakness
  • Remarkably poor teacher – student’s ratio.
  • We need at least 10 computers, one scanner and printer in the department for scanning maps and printing outputs.
  • We have no smart classroom in our department.

 

Academic Scenario

  

 Present strength of students (2020-21)

  1. Major Course

1st Semester = 28

3rd Semester = 31

5th Semester = 26

  1. General Course

1st Semester = 46

3rd Semester = 25

5th Semester = 32

 

Student’s Academic performance (Major Course)

Years

End Semester Enrolment

First class

Second class

2015 – 16

06

02

04

2016 – 17

20

12

08

2017 – 18

21

17

04

2018 – 19

29

18

10

2019 – 20

20

17

03

 

Achievement of the Department:

Getting CGPA 8 and above, Year - 2020

Sl. No.

Name

Roll No.

CGPA

1

Krishna Dutta

UA171228-0085

8.13

2

Nikita Saha

UA171228-0117

8.18

3

Lisha Devi

UA171228-0092

8.56

4

Rahul Haloi

US171228-0049

8.13

5

Ajit Mahatoo

US171228-0004

8.28

6

Nabamallika Krishnatreya

UA171228-0112

8.39

7

Kiran Biswas

UA171228-0080

8.17

8

Suparna Das

UA171228-0189

8.15

9

Manisha Bhadra

UA171228-0104

8.32

10

Keshav Pandey

UA171228-0074

8.53

11

Krittika Tanti

UA171228-0087

8.50

 

NCC “B” Certificate Holders of Geography Department:

 

Students Achievement in Extra Curricular Activities:

District / State / International players

Name

District / State / International

Rank

Photo

Lakhyajyoti Deka

International,WKA

3rd  kickboxing 2019

 

Sahil Choudhuri

National,IAKO

3rd kickboxing 2018

 

Ankita Khanikar

National,IAKO

2nd,kickboxing 2019

 

Ankita Nath

National,7th Indian open kickboxing

3rd kickboxing 2018

 

Sankalpita Goswami

State,

1st pencaksilat, 2019

 

 

Winners of College Week, 2018 & 2019

Name

Rank / Title

Event

Miss Rasmita Das

1st

MISS  LOKD 2019

Miss Ankita Nath

2nd

MISS  LOKD 2019

Miss Sankalpita Goswami

3rd

MISS  LOKD 2019

 

 

 

 

Group Achievement 2018, 2019 & 2020

 

Getting 3rd Prize in Cultural rally, 2018

 

 

Getting 2nd  Prize in Cultural rally, 2019

 

Getting 3rd  Prize in Science Day Exhibition, 2020

 

Students Activities:

                     

Wall Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

NCC Campaign

 

Participation in Independence Day:

 

 

Blood Donation Camp:

           

Exposure Trip of students to different Environmental condition:

 

Trip to Sivasagar

Exposure to other institution:

 

Visit: National Library, Kolkata, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mapping of L.O.K.D. College Campus by our Department:

 

 

 

Career counseling of students 2018:

 

Departmental Seminar:

 

Academic Activities

Research papers published by faculty members in ISSN journal and peer Reviewed journals

Sl. No.

Name of Faculty Members

No. of National Research Paper

No. of International Papers

1

Dr. Mitali Saikia

5

3

2

Pabitra Barman

3

1

3

Siva Kr Chetry

NA

NA

4

Manoj Kr Sarma

NA

NA

Seminar / Conferences Attended by Faculty Members (From 2012-21)

Sl. No.

Names of Faculty Members

National Seminar

International Seminar

1

Dr. Mitali Saikia

16

3

2

Pabitra Barman

4

1

3

Siva Kr Chetry

NA

NA

4

Manuj Kr Sarma

NA

NA

 

Orientation / Refresher course / short terms course attended by Faculty member:

Sl. No.

Names of Faculty Members

Orientation course

Refresher course

Short terms course

1

Dr. Mitali Saikia

1

1

 

2

Pabitra Barman

1

1

1

 

Facilities Available

Facilities:

Departmental library and laboratory: The department of geography, L.O.K.D. College has established a library in 2000 attached with the L.O.K.D. college geographical society. There were only 11 books when the library was initiated. All these books were collected through the individual contribution of teachers and students. But now we home approximately 200 books in our departmental library. Both English and Assamese medium books are available in the library. The main aim of establish a departmental library is to serve the students and teachers by providing essential and rare books. The student member of L.O.K.D. College and teachers are regularly contributing to the library. The outgoing major level students regularly donate at least one book each. Thus the departmental library which is formed will the best efforts of the teachers and students, has become a very essential part of the department.

GIS Laboratory: The department is facilitated with one laboratory including one remote sensing and GIS laboratory with 3 Computer, one server with GIS and image processing software WiFi internet connectivity, 1 printer, GIS software like Super Map Desktop, 3 GPS and Arc GIS.

  1. Super Map
  2. Computer system                                                                   
  3. GPS Receiver
  4. 4 Pantograph                                                                         
  5. Theodolite      
  6. Prismatic compass                                                                 
  7. Dumpy Level  
  8. Plane table
  9. Toposheets
  10. Maps
  11. Globs
  12. Satellite imagery
  13. Rock identification kit etc.                                                     

 

Final Examination Results:

Geography (Major)

Years

End Semester Enrolment

First class

Second class

2015 – 16

06

02

04

2016 – 17

20

04

08  (Back in other subject)

2017 – 18

21

17

04

2018 – 19

29

18

10

2019 – 20

20

17

03

           

 

 

 

Student’s progression and support:

Students progression

Against % enrollment

  1. U.G to PG

27

  1. Employed

56

  1. Entrepreneurship

05

  1. Self employed

12

 

 

Departmental Activities:

  • Field trip / Excursion to the places of geographical importance as per syllabus.
  • Departmental Seminars, Group discussions etc.
  • Inter departmental seminars.
  • Faculty exchange programmes under MoU.
  • Parent – teachers meet.
  • Extension activities.

 

Field Trips / Excursions

                             

 

 

Faculty Exchange programmes:

 

Tezpur College and L.O.K.D. College

 

Parent – Teacher meet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extension Activities:

 

 

Cultural Rally (2 years):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flood Affected Area:

 

Visiting the site (Teliagaon) just after flood

 

 

During Covid – 19 pandemic period me organized a National webinar on “Understanding development and sustainable development in present day context”.

 

Future Plan

 

  • Motivation of quality students to pour department.
  • We will try to sign MoU with more number of Institutions.
  • Apply for MRP and a National seminar relating to burning social issues to enhance research oriented activities.
  • To promote the knowledge of the student we will organize departmental seminars, group discussions, quiz etc. regularly.
  • Regular arrangement of parent – teacher meet and alumni meet to strengthen the relationship with the department.
  • Upgradation of course from UG to PG.
  • The department has a future plan to increase the environmental awareness among the common people in an around the locality by holding public meeting, exhibition, seminar, organizing Eco-camp in collaboration with different NGO’s, NSS unit and NCC. Aid multilingual locality geographical seminar (Tea gardens).
  • To improve the laboratory with modern electronic equipments.
  • The department also has planned to prepare students for higher studies and competitive exam through providing coaching etc.  
Faculty Members
  • Photo of Manoj Kr. Sarma
    Manoj Kr. Sarma, M.A.
    Assistant Professor
    Specialization:Agricultural Geography
    DOJ:30-11--0001
    Email::edu@lokdcollege.in
    Phone::2147483647
  • Photo of Mitali Saikia
    Mitali Saikia, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Assistant Professor
    Specialization:Population Geography
    DOJ:05-08-1992
    Email::mitalisaikiatezpur@gmail.com
    Phone::9864969547
  • Photo of Pabitra Barman
    Pabitra Barman, M.Sc.
    H.o.D
    Specialization:Geomorphology
    DOJ:03-08-2000
    Email::pabitrab034@gmail.com
    Phone::6000685969
  • Photo of Siva Kumar Chetry
    Siva Kumar Chetry, M.A.
    Assistant Professor
    Specialization:Regional Planning & Development
    DOJ:02-04-2002
    Email::edu@lokdcollege.in
    Phone::2147483647
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Dept. of Geography

Estd: 20-04-2000
H.o.D: Dr. Mitali Saikia
Degree offered in: Geography
Faculty Strength: 4
Student Strength: 79
Dept. Library: Yes
Dept. Lab: N/A
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