Introduction

The development of geography as an academic discipline and its ability to provide specialist educational contributions to knowledge can be dated to the 1870s when the geography department was established in Germany.

The historical records show that geography education in secondary school began earlier in the 1930s. Since the development of geographical knowledge in Nepal appears to be from Vedic periods. Tribhuvan University as a national institute of higher education was established in 1959. Geography education is considered an important department among the various subjects of the Department of Education. Geography education plays a significant role in the building of a nation. Among them, the Department of Geography Education is also one and works under the Central Department of Education, T.U., and Kirtipur. The master program in this department has shifted into the semester system to match with the T.U. Educational pattern. The important ones include innovation and improvement in course-curricula, an introduction of the paradigm shift in learning and teaching pedagogy, examination and education system in geography. Geography education provides required knowledge about these diversities made by physical and cultural environments of Nepal. Being a mountainous country, for the sustainable development of Nepal, policymakers, planning, and executives all need to confess the geographical, cultural and linguistic diversity of the country. It gives them knowledge of geography education. Thus, the development of Nepal cannot be imagined without the understanding of geography. Considering the importance of this subject, Nepal has incorporated geography as a subject in both school and university curricula and it has placed its pivotal role in the academic arena.

Faculty Members

SN

Designation

Name

 

 

 

 

 

1

Professor and

Head

Shambhu P Khatiwada, PhD

 

2

Professor

Narad Awasthi, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

3

Professor

Krishna P Poudel, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

4

Reader

Shiba P Rijal, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

5

Reader

Trilok S Thapa

 

 

 

 

 

6

Reader

Narayan P Paudyal, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

7

Reader

Puspa Lal Pokhrel, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

8

Reader

Devi P Paudel, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

9

Reader

Keshav Raj Dhakal

 

 

 

 

 

10

Lecturer

Bikash Kumar Shrestha

 

 

 

 

 

10

Lecturer

Tara P Awasthi

 

 

 

 

 

11

Lecturer

Tej P Sigdel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courses Offered

Department of Geography Education offers different courses which have mainly tried to cover the multi-disciplinary approach of physical geography, human geography, regional geography, field study and tools and techniques. Table 1 reveals the course structure offered by the department.

Semester: First

 

 

Code No

Subject

 

 

Nature

Full Marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 515

Geomorphology

 

 

Theory

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 516

Population Geography

 

 

Theory

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 517

Geographical Thought

 

 

Theory

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 518

Mountain Geography

 

 

Theory

100

 

Semester: Second

 

Code No

 

Subject

 

Nature

Full Marks

 

Geo. Ed 525

 

Climatology and

 

Theory

100

 

 

Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 526

 

Applied Statistics in

 

Theory

100

 

 

Geographical Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geographic Information

 

Theory +

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 527

System & Remote

 

100

 

 

Practical

 

 

 

Sensing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 528

 

Geography of Resource

 

Theory

100

 

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester: Third

 

Code No

Subject

 

 

Nature

 

Full

 

 

 

Marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 535

Teaching Geography

 

 

Theory +

 

100

 

 

Practical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 536

Surveying, Cartography

 

Theory +

 

100

 

and Field Study

 

 

Practical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 537

Regional study with

 

Theory

 

 

100

 

reference to Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 538

Geography of Tourism

 

Theory

 

 

100

 

Semester: Fourth

 

Code No

Subject

 

Nature

 

Full Marks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 542

Practice Teaching

Practical

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed 544

Thesis Writing

Practical

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Ed

Environmental

Theory +

 

100

 

Geo. Ed 546

Geography

Practical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

Note: Core area courses are not included in this table

Short Term Courses

The Department has also organized the short-term training courses on Geographic Information system (GS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) and orientation of Four Years B. Ed courses for the college teachers.