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LIST OF COURSES from the academic year 2021 onwards

I YEAR Allied (I BA History and I BA Economics)

  • Title of the Paper : Geography of India (I SEMESTER)
  • Paper Code: GE21/1A/GEI
  • Title of the Paper : Geography of Tourism (II SEMESTER)
  • Paper Code: GE21/2A/GET

II YEAR NME ( II B.A., B. Sc., B. com)

  • Title of the Paper : Basics of Geo Spatial Technology (III Sem)
  • Paper Code: GE21/3N/BGT
  • Title of the Paper : Skills of Map Reading (IV SEMESTER)
  • Paper Code: GE21/4N/SMR

I B.A.HISTORY AND I B.A. ECONOMICS
(For students Admitted from the year 2021..)

SEM COURSE
CODE
COURSE
TITLE
HRS/WK CREDIT CA MARKS END SEM MARKS TOTAL
I GE21/1A/GEI GEOGRAPHY
OF INDIA
6 5 40 60 100
II GE21/2A/ GET GEOGRAPHY
OF TOURISM
6 5 40 60 100

NON MAJOR ELECTIVE
FOR BA, B.Sc., B.Com etc.,

SEM COURSE
CODE
COURSE
TITLE
HRS/WK CREDIT CA MARKS END SEM MARKS TOTAL
III GE21/3N/BGT Basics of Geo
spatial
Technology
2 2 50 50
IV GE21/4N/SMR Skills of Map
Reading
2 2 50 50

SEMESTER – I 

Course code Course Name Category

L

T

P 

Credits
GE21/1A/GEI GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

Theory

(90 hrs)

5 1 0 5

Course Objectives 

To make students 

1. Gain knowledge about the Physiography of India. 

2. Exposed to the Indian Climatic Conditions. 

3. Understands Agricultural Geography and Industrial Geography. 

4. Gets in depth knowledge about population of India and Migration pattern and Transport system of India. 

SYLLABUS 

GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA 

GE21/1A/GEI 

Unit I 

Location of India – Neighbouring Countries – Physiography –Himalayas – Western Ghats – Eastern Ghats – Plateaus – Indo- Gangetic Plain – Coastal Plain – Islands – River Systems. 

Unit II 

Climate of India – Seasons – Temperature – Rainfall – Indian Monsoons – Soils – Natural Vegetation 

Unit III 

Agriculture – Food Crops: Paddy, Wheat – Non Food Crops : 

Cotton, Jute – Minerals – Metallic : Iron Ore, Manganese- Non Metallic- Mica, Limestone-Energy Resources – Thermal – Hydro – Wind – Solar – Nuclear. 

Unit IV 

Industries- Information and Technology – Iron and Steel – Cotton – Jute – Locational factors – Distribution and production – Globalization and Economic development 

Unit V 

Population-Distribution and Density- Growth rate – Birth Rate- Death Rate- Migration. 

Unit VI 

Transport – Roadways – Railways – Water ways – Airways – Trade: Major exports and Imports – Ports and Harbour. 

Text Books: 

1. Sharma, T.C. (2013) Economic Geography of India. Rawat Publication, Jaipur. 

2. Tiwari, R.C.(2007) Geography of India, Prayag Pustak Bhawan, Allahabad. 

3. Tirtha, Ranjit (2002) Geography of India. Rawat Publication, Jaipur. 

Reference Books: 

1. Deshpande C.D., 1992: India: A regional Interpretation, ICSSR, New Delhi. 

2. Johnson, B.L.C.,ed.2001. Geographical dictionary of India. Vision books, New Delhi. 

Web Resources: 

1. https://www.mapsofindia.com 

2. https://www.iasmania.com>geography 

3. https://www.jagranjosh.com>indian-geography 

Teaching methodology: 

Lecture by chalk and talk, ICT , group discussions, assignment, seminar and Quiz. 

Course Outcome: 

1. Students can analyze the Indian Geographical Environment. 

2. Students can interpret the weather forecasting and Climate Zones of India. 

3. Students can identify the required climatic conditions for various crops. 

4. Students can trace the various production centres for the industries 

5. Students can evaluate the human activities on natural environment. 

6. Students can identify different modes of transportation, overall this paper helps students to prepare for various competitive exams and also in enriching wide knowledge on India and its neighbouring Countries. 

TEMPLATE FOR THE QUESTION PAPER 

Title of the Paper: Geography of India 

Paper Code: GE21/1A/GEI 

 SECTION – A (10X2=20) (Ten out of 12 – 2 marks each, 50 words) 

Question number 1 to 12 : All the questions to be asked here under are definitions or short answer types (Remember and understand K1 AND K2 Level of Blooms Taxonomy) 

SECTION – B (5X10=50) (Five out of seven – 10 marks each, 700 words) 

Question number 13 to 19 : All the questions to be asked here under are paragraph types (Apply – K3 and K4 Level of Blooms Taxonomy) 

SECTION – C (2X15=30) (Two out of four – 15 marks each, 1000 words) 

Question number 20 to 23 : All the questions to be asked here under are essay types (Analyse – K4 Level of Blooms Taxonomy) 

SEMESTER – II 

Course code Course Name Category

L

T

P

Credits

GE21/2A/GET

GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISM

Theory

(90 hrs)

5 1 0 5

Course Objectives: 

1. Making students understand the relationship between Geography and Tourism. 

2. Students can get knowledge about the Classification of accommodation sectors. 

3. Students will know the importance of tourism organizations and tourism places of India. 

4. Students are exposed to different types and functions of travel agencies and tour operators and Tourism Promotional Techniques. 

5. Students are exposed to computers and modern technology in tourism. 

SYLLABUS 

GEOGRAPHY OF TOURISM 

GE21/2A/GET 

Unit I 

Tourism – Definition – Nature, Scope and Importance – Relationship between Geography and Tourism – Basic components of Tourism – Geographical components of Tourism – Elements of Tourism – Three A’S of Tourism (Attraction, Accommodation, Accessibility) 

Unit II 

Types of Tourism – Domestic – International – Historical Tourism – Cultural Tourism – Religious Tourism – Nature Tourism – Eco Tourism – 

Responsible Tourism – Rural Tourism – Medical Tourism- Sustainable Tourism – MICE in Tourism – Travel Motivators – Tourist centres in India. 

Unit III 

Travel Accommodation – Primary – Types of hotels – International – Resort – commercial – Heritage – Floating hotels – Supplementary – Motels – youth hostels – pension – camping sites and caravan – tourist holiday villages – Tourism Organization – WTO – ITDC – TTDC – Tour guides 

Unit IV 

Role of Transport in Tourism development – Travel formalities – Travel Documents – Passport – Visa – Health certificate – Traveler’s cheque – credit cards – debit cards – Travel Agency – Origin – Functions – types of Travel agency. 

Unit V 

Impact of Tourism on Environment – Economy – Society – Culture – Role of Tourism in National Development 

Unit VI 

Computer Technology in Tourism – Airlines, Railways, hotels, Travel agencies, Cargo and logistics– Role of GIS and GPS in tourism – Popular Online booking websites (Redbus – IRCTC – goibibo- makemytrip.com- travelguru) 

Text Books: 

1. Bhatia A.K. (2012), Tourism Development principles and practice, Sterling Publishers. 

2. Sinha A.K., (1992), Travel and Tourism Management, Dominant Publishes and distributors, New Delhi. 

Reference Books: 

1. Rosemary Burton (1995), Travel Geography Pitman Publishing, London. 

2. Michael Hall (1999), Geography of Travel and Tourism, Routledge, London. 

3. Robinson H.A (1976), Geography of Tourism, Mac Donald & Evans Ltd, U.K. 

Web Resources: 

1. www.iata.org 

2. www.tourismgeography 

Teaching methodology: 

Lecture by chalk and talk, ICT, group discussions, assignment, seminar and Quiz. 

Course Outcome: 

1. Students can apply the knowledge of Geography in Tourism for understanding the climatic conditions, transportation facilities etc., 

2. Students can classify the hotels and gets knowledge for the procedures for hotel registrations and classifications. 

3. Students can comprehend the various services provided by the tourism organizations and make use of the best in the career. 

4. Students can understand the importance of transport in tourism industry. 

5. Students can make use of CRS, GIS and GPS in the booming Tourism Industry. 

6. Students can become entrepreneurs by starting their own travel agencies. 

TEMPLATE FOR THE QUESTION PAPER 

Title of the Paper: Geography of Tourism 

Paper Code: GE21/2A/GET 

SECTION – A (10X2=20) (Ten out of 12 – 2 marks each, 50 words) 

Question number 1 to 12: All the questions to be asked hereunder are definitions or short answer types (Remember and understand K1 AND K2 Level of Blooms Taxonomy) 


SECTION – B (5X10=50) (Five out of seven – 10 marks each, 700 words) 

Question number 13 to 19: All the questions to be asked hereunder are paragraph types (Apply and Evaluate – K3 and K4Level of Blooms Taxonomy) 


SECTION – C (2X15=30) (Two out of four – 15 marks each, 1000 words) 

Question number 20 to 23 : All the questions to be asked here under are essay types (Analyse – K4 Level of Blooms Taxonomy) 


NON MAJOR ELECTIVE 
Under Graduate (II B.A, B.Sc., B.Com 

 

SEMESTER – III

Course code Course Name Category

L

T

P

Credits

GE21/3N/BGT

Basics of Geospatial Technology

Theory
(
28 hrs) 

2 0 0 2

Course Objectives:

1. Students enriches their knowledge on Geo Informatics 

2. Students made aware of the latest technologies like GIS and GPS 

 

SYLLABUS 

BASICS OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY 

GE21/3N/BGT 

Unit I : GIS and GPS 

Introduction to Geospatial Technology – Remote sensing – Types of Remote Sensing – Components of Remote sensing – Platform and sensors – Aerial Photograph 

Unit II 

GIS – Components of GIS – Spatial and non Spatial data – Spatial data (Raster and Vector) – DBMS – GIS Software – GPS – Basic functions of GPS 

Unit III 

Application of Geo spatial Technology – Disaster – Health – Traffic – Environment 

Reference Book 

1. Chandra, A.M. & S. K. Ghosh (2006), “Remote sensing and Geographical Information System”, Alpha Science Int’l Ltd. Publisher, New Delhi 

2. Anji Reddy, M (2001), “Remote sensing and Geographical Information System”, B S Publications, Hyderabad 

Web Resources: 

1. https://gisgeography.com 

2. https://gislounge.com 

Course outcomes: 

1. Students acquire knowledge about Remote sensing. 

2. Students learn the GIS and GPS techniques in everyday life like health, crime, environment monitoring, etc., 

SEMESTER – IV

Course code Course Name Category

L

T

P

Credits

GE21/4N/SMR 

Skills of map reading 

Theory
(
28 hrs)

2 0 0 2

Course Objectives: 

1. Students are introduced to Cartography and its techniques. 

2. Students are taught about map projections, conventional signs and map reading. 

SYLLABUS 

SKILLS OF MAP READING 

GE21/4N/SMR 

Unit I 

Cartography – General purpose and thematic maps – Map as a communication tool – Importance of maps 

Unit II 

Map Scales – Directions – Bearing – Conventional signs – symbols – map projections 

UnitIII 

Elements of map composition – Map Design and Layout – Map reading and interpretation – web mapping 

Text book 

1. Ramesh Mishra., (2010), “Fundamentals of Cartography”, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi 

2. Robinson A. H., (2009), “Elements of Cartography”, John Wiley and Sons, New york. 

Web Resources: 

1. https://cartogis.org 

2. https://www.cartography.org.uk 

Course outcomes: 

1. Students can read and interpret the maps. 

 

STAFF ACHEIVEMENTS

S.No

Name

Award

Institution

1

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Dr.S.Kothai

Best Research Awardee

Ethiraj college for women

Samuga Saadhanaiyalar

Jambu maharishi Society

Best paper award

Anna Adharsh College for women

Star of Educatiion Award

Global Achievers Council in association with global peace university

Best paper award

Anna Adharsh College for Women

Aasiriyar Chemmal Virudhu

Best teacher award 2019

International association of lions clubs-september 2019

STUDENT ACHEIVEMENTS

Sports /Cultural Events Achievement of Students

S.N o

Name

Year & Batch

Events

Place

Organization/Institution

National/In ternational/ State

1

T.Thavamani

2014- 2017

winner

S.D.N.B Vaishnava College

Foot ball

First place

Sports Development authority of Tamil NaduDr. M.G.R. Stadium

State

2

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M. Saishruthi

Table Tennis

first

Sports Development authority of Tamil Nadu Seethakathi Sethupathi. Stadium, Ramanathapuram

State

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third

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D.G. Vaishnav College, chennai

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State

3.

R.Pavithra

2015- 2018

5 km walk

first

Tamilnadu State Junior open Athletic championship, Coimbatore.

State

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4

T. Thavamani

2014- 2017

football

first

Bhatt memorial tournament

Chennai

National

5.

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R.Pavithra

2015- 2018

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5km walk

first

A.L. Mudaliar Meet, Chennai.

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State

10km walk

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first

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Cuddalore

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State

6

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Ms.R. Pavithra

2015- 2018

10km

Gold medal

Ramnad,

State

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10km

Bronze medal

south zone Nationals at Trivandrum

State

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10km

Gold medal

Junior state at madurai

State

10km

Silver medal

Junior state at chennai

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State

50km

Silver medal

TamilNadu A.L. Meet 2017 Junior National

National

FACULTY PROFILE

Mrs. H. Sivasankari

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil., NET

Designation :Assistant Professor

Years Of Experience :4 Years And 4 Months

Area Of Specialization : Tourism Geography

Email ID: [email protected]

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Department Activities

  •   Conducts JAGATI, the annual association

  •   Various competitions are conducted for the students and prizes given on the

    association day.

  •   Jagati 2018 was celebrated on 13th August 2018 Chief Guest was Dr. S.BALACHANDRAN

    Scientist – F / HEAD
    Regional Weather Forecasting Centre and

    Area Cyclone Warning Centre Regional Meteorological Centre

    6, College Road Nungambakkam Chennai

  •   He delivered the lecture on Climatology.

ABOUT US

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth. The department was established in the year 1968. It was introduced for pre-university students in 1978. Currently, Geography is offered as an “allied paper” to the first-year UG students of the Department of History and Economics. Nonmajor elective paper is open to all Department Second year students.

Department Email ID: [email protected]

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