Geography is as broad as a subject, the chances of employment are equally high. By studying it properly in the new era, you can create a career full of passion and thrill, which has both name and price. Telling
Geography is the study of the physical characteristics of the Earth and its atmosphere. It also includes the distribution of human population and resources and the study of political and economic activities, as these things affect the physical characteristics of the Earth and its environment, while also affecting them. Being a subject related to nature, it is not only interesting, but also very exciting because the higher study of geography provides an opportunity to explore the varied physical texture of the earth and the texture and cultures of human society. At the stage of civilization today, issues such as natural disaster, climate change, extreme population growth, rapid urbanization, inadequacy of natural resources and multicultural integration can be solved only by professional knowledge of geography.
Geography is a fairly broad subject. Therefore, the career prospects in it are also quite high. Geography has different branches like physical, human and environmental. The physical characteristics of the Earth and its atmosphere are studied under physical geography. Whereas in human geography, the political, economic, social and cultural activities of man are well known. Environmental geography studies in detail the weather, climate, etc. along with the occupational environment and its effects on human life.
Avenues open after twelfth
The study of geography starts from the sixth grade in schools, but the way to make a career in it opens only after the twelfth class. There are courses from Bachelor to PhD. Admission to graduation is available only after XII. This can be followed by an MA and an MA followed by a PhD. There are also special certificate and diploma courses after graduation. But to reach here it is necessary to score good marks in geography in the twelfth. The grip on the subject should also be strong, as some institutes have merit in geography on the basis of merit, while many admit through entrance exams.
To make a good career in geography it is very important that you have deep interest and knowledge about the subject as well as the ability to keep pace with other people. In fact, a geographer needs to keep pace with different departments in order to do their work well.
– Skills in combining data and analyzing
– Rational and analytical thinking
– Those working in this field have to run a lot, so it is important to stay physically healthy.
– Making a map with a good grasp of mathematics is an essential qualification
– Bachelor (BA). Its duration is three years
– Postgraduate (MA). Its duration is two years
– PHD. Its duration is two years
PG Diploma Course
– Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System. Its duration is one year
– Geographical Cartography. The duration of this course is one year
PG certificate course
– Geoinformatics and remote sensing. The duration of this course is six months
Where will you get work
After studying in Geography, there are plenty of employment opportunities. In this area, jobs can be found in the areas of Transportation, Airlight Route and Shipping Route Planning, Cartography, Satellite Technology, Population Council, Meteorological Department, Disaster Management, Environmental Science, Education, Civil Services etc. People professionally trained in geography can also earn good money by working in agencies related to remote sensing, map, food security, biodiversity conservation etc.
Cartographer: His main job is to create and develop maps and related diagrams, charts, travel guides etc. and renovate old maps and documents. These professionals get jobs in government, survey, conservation and publishing.
Environmental Advisor: Their main job is to get their commercial or government clients to follow environmental regulations and work on various environmental issues. They get jobs in government and water related organizations.
Town Planner: Their job is to plan the development and management of cities, towns, villages and rural areas; Ensuring the stability of development and protection of the natural environment; Improve existing infrastructure and address environmental issues. They find work in both the public and private sectors.
Geographical Information Systems Officer: Their main function is to collect, store, analyze, manage and present complex geographic information received from Geographical Information Systems (GIS). These information are used to make environmentally friendly decisions in various fields. They get employment in defense, telecom and transport, meteorology, oil, gas etc. sectors.
Conservation Officer: Their task is to protect the natural environment and to raise awareness among local communities about environmentally friendly methods. Work is mainly found in the public sector.
Recycling Officer: Their main task is to reduce waste by promoting recycling. Creates and develops environmentally friendly and waste reduction policies and plans. Work is found in government, recycling projects or non-governmental organizations working on the environment.
New careers in Geography
In geography, there are many other professions which are relatively new, says Sudarshan Prakash, a career counselor, along with traditional professions such as Katargrapher, Surveyor, Drafter, Teacher, Lecturer.
Journalist: The scope of journalism is large. There is also a lot of scope for journalism based on expertise in a particular subject. Studying geography can become a travel writer, an environmental journalist.
Environmental Loire: Their work is to spread social vigilance for pollution prevention, climate control and conservation of natural resources. To pursue this profession, after graduating in Geography, you have to make a law to learn the rules and regulations.
Weather Forecaster: Their main job is to express the weather forecast. Similarly, catastrophs can also serve as modelers or emergency planners, whose main job is to prepare people to deal with situations such as natural disasters. Their job is to tell the insurance companies through data and computer calculations how much loss their company can incur in the event of a disaster.
Landscape Architects: The main job of trained professionals in this subject is to design, design and manage parks, nature reserves, new settlements and industrial landscapes.
University of Delhi, Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Patna University, Patna
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
Institute of Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Kolkata