SYLLABUS for GEOGRAPHY (HONOURS & SUBSIDIARY)

B.A. Part– I (Geography Honours)
Paper – I
Physical Geography

Full marks: – 75

Duration: – 3 hours

INSTRUCTIONS: Ten questions shall be asked. Each question will carry equal marks. First
question is compulsory and shall consist of Ten Multiple Choice Questions. The rest questions
will be of subjective type which may include long questions and short notes.
UNIT – 1: –
Nature and scope of Physical Geography; Interrelation of Physical Geography with other
branches of Earth Sciences; Origin of the Solar system, Geological timescale; RocksOrigin and Classification of Rocks, the Rock cycle..
UNIT – 2: –
Origin& classification of Earth movements; Landforms; Volcanoes & Earth quakes;
Theory of Isostasy; Wegener’s views on Continental Drift; Mountain-building Theories of
Kober and Holmes; Plate Tectonics.
UNIT – 3: –
Geomorphic Processes: Agents of Denudation and Weathering; Mass wasting and
Landslides; Fluvial, Wind, Glacial, and Karst topography; Normal Cycle of Erosion;
Drainage system- its development, patterns and classification.
UNIT – 4: –
Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere; Global Energy Budget;
AtmosphericPressure and Circulations; Winds and its types, Hadley’s tri-cellulartheory,
Monsoons and Jet streams, Land and sea breeze, local winds; Humidity&Precipitation,
clouds; Air Masses and Fronts; Cyclones and Anticyclones; ThornthWaite’sclassification
of climate.
UNIT – 5: –
Relevance of Oceanography; Ocean floor Configuration: Continental Shelf, Slope, and
Deeps; Bottom Relief ofthe Indian and Atlantic Ocean; Temperature; Salinity; Waves,
Tides and Ocean currents; Tsunamis; Ocean Deposits; Coral reefs; Coastal Environment,
Ocean as a storehouse of future resource.
Books recommended: –

  • P. Dayal – Physical Geography.
  • E. Ahmed – Physical Geography.

B.A. Part – I (GeographyHonours)

Paper – II (B)

Asia: Regional Study

Full marks: – 75

Duration: – 3 hours

INSTRUCTIONS: Ten questions shall be asked. Each question will carry equal marks. First
question is compulsory and shall consist of Ten Multiple Choice Questions. The rest questions
will be of subjective type which may include long questions and short notes.
SECTION A
UNIT-l: –
Asia- Physiography; Structure; Climate; and Natural Vegetation; Soil; Geographical
importance of Asia
UNIT-2: –
Asia – Agro-climatic regions; Mineral and power resources; Population and its problems.
SECTION B
UNIT – 3: –
China – Physical regions; Agriculture; Mineral resources; Industrial development and
major industries: Iron and Steel, Petrochemical and Consumer industries; Population
growth and distribution; Urbanization.
UNIT – 4 :-
Japan – Physical regions; Agriculture and Fisheries; Industrial development and Industrial
Regions, Population growth and distribution; Urbanization.
UNIT – 5 :-
Geographical account of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar

Books Recommended: –

• George B. Cressey – Asia: Land &it’s People
• C. B. Mamoria – Asia
• C. S. Ghor – An Advanced Geography of Asia
• S. D. Maurya – Asia KaBhugol
• Ranjit Tirtha – Geography of Asia
• B. C. Jat – Asia kaBhugol
• Dr. PremlalTamta – Asia kaPradeshikBhugol
• Dr. Rajendra Kumar Singh – Asia kaPradeshikBhugol
• Devendra Prasad Singh – Asia kaAdhunikBhugol

B.A. Part – I (GeographyHonours)

Paper :- 1 (B)&2 (B)

Practical

Full marks: – 50

Duration: – 3 hours

INSTRUCTIONS: Ten questions shall be asked. Each question will carry equal marks. First
question is compulsory and shall consist of Ten Multiple Choice Questions. The rest questions
will be of subjective type which may include long questions and short notes.
UNIT – 1: –
Enlargement and reduction of maps; Cartograms: Simple, Multiple&Compound Bar
diagrams; Pie Diagram; Line graph; Polygraph; Band Graph.15 Marks
UNIT – 2: –
Interpretation of Topographical maps and Weather maps. 10 Marks.
UNIT – 3: –
Map Projections: Definition, Classification and their merits; Zenithal Equidistant and
Equal Area Projections; Simple Conical Projections with one standard, and with two
standard parallels. 15 Marks.
UNIT-4: –
Record of Practical work andViva voce.10 Marks.
Books Recommended: –
• Singh and Kanaujia – Elements of Practical Geography
• J. P. Sharma – PrayogikBhugol
• R. L. Singh – Elements of Practical Geography
• Khullar – Practical Geography
• Md. Ishtiaque – PrayogikBhugol
B.A. Part – I (GeographySubsidiary/ Pass)
Full marks: – 100 Duration: – 3 hours
Students who have offered Honours in any subject other than Geography, shall have to appear in
two papers of 100 marks each, with examination in one paper each in the first two years of the
plus three course. The distribution of marks shall be as follows:
1
st Year- 75 Marks Theory, 25 Marks Practical

Paper I (A)

Full marks: – 75

Duration: – 3 hours

INSTRUCTIONS: Ten questions shall be asked. Each question will carry equal marks. First
question is compulsory and shall consist of Ten Multiple Choice Questions. The rest questions
will be of subjective type which may include long questions and short notes.
SECTION A
Unit-1: –
Isostasy; Continental Drift; Kober’s and Holmes’ theories of mountain-building, Internal structure
of the Earth.
Unit-2: –
Arid Topography; Glacial topography, Volcanic topography, Coastal topography, Karst
Topography, Normal Cycle of Erosion.
Unit 3: –
Salinity of Ocean Water, Ocean Deposits, Coral reef and Atolls, Koppen’sClassifiaction of
climate, evidences of climate change, Classification of Airmasses and Fronts.
SECTION B
Unit 4: –
Agriculture – Subsistence, Commercial Grain and Dairy Farming; Minerals – Coal, Petroleum,
Iron ore-their distribution and production
Unit 5: –
Industry – Iron and Steel, Cotton Textile and Sugar Industry; Trade Routes- North Atlantic and
Suez Canal

Book recommended: –

• Woolridge and Morgan – Physical Basis of Geography
• Strahler and Strahler – Physical Geography.
• D.S.Lal – Climatology
• Sharma and Vatal – Oceanography for Geographers
• Savindra Singh – Bhu-Akriti Vigyan
• B.S.Negi – Climatology and Oceanography (Hindi)
• K.N.Singh – ArthikBhugol