Department of Geography started in 1963 at undergraduate level and subsequently elated to postgraduate level in 1967. At present the department is running three post graduate courses, M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D. These courses in geography prepare the students for pursuing career in academics, teaching, urban and regional planning, applications of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems and various public services. The faculty of Geography is pursuing research in the broad fields of Agricultural Geography, Urban Geography, Environmental Geography, Health Geography, Gender Geography, Rural Settlement Geography, Geomorphology, and Remote Sensing & GIS Applications for Resource Evaluation. The academic pursuits of the faculty are reflected in the publications of research articles in the national and international journals of repute and several books on varied aspects of geography. The department has state of art GIS and Computer Cartography Laboratory to facilitate studies and research involving remote sensing techniques, GIS software, digital processing of imageries and statistical programmes for processing socio-economic data.
Currently the Jawaharlal Nehru Central Library of the university receives nine international and six national journals / periodicals in hard copies. Beside this there are a number of online journals of Geography and allied disciplines have been made available by the library for the use of researchers and students of geography. The library also has a rich collection of textbooks as well as reference books of geography and sister sciences and the library resources are continuously being supplemented and updated. Beside this the department also maintains a departmental library which has about 700 books 350 journals in stock for ready reference and short term loan to students and teachers. Computer and internet facilities are available to all the teachers in their cabin for generating teaching material and carrying out research. There is a recently developed well furnished Seminar cum MPhil room equipped with LCD projector and touch screen.
There is no placement cell in the department. But the students of the department have job avenues in GIS/Remote Sensing and Educational Institutes and Regional and Urban Planning.