Master of Science in Geography or M.Sc. Geography is a 2 year program that teaches a student about the geographical aspects in environment. One learns about the secrets of earth through this course with the help of subjects like Environment and Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Demography and Population Policy, Health and Environment and Society.
Basic eligibility that is asked for this course is B.Sc. (Hons.)/B.Sc. degree with minimum 50% marks. Tuitionfees for the course ranges from 3,000 INR to 10,000 INR in government institutions and 20,000 INR to 50,000 INR in private.
After completing the course one can work as an Urban Planner, Cartographer, GIS Specialist, Climatologist, Demographer, Librarian/Information Scientist and National Park Service Ranger and can earn an average annual salary ranging between 2 lakh to 4 lakh in the very beginning.
What is M.Sc. Geography About?
M.Sc. in Geography aims to teach about the physical and environmental geography, human and regional geography, technical geography and behavioural geography. Geography is the only subjects that brings one closest to earth and can help one to know all the phenomena of earth.
The course is available with urban, economic and political geography specialisation.
Who should opt for M.Sc. Geography?
A candidate who is a voracious reader or keen to know about the geography should go for the master’s program in geographical studies. Student having interest in knowing the relationship between man and environment and problems related to environment, should go ahead with M.Sc. in Geography as it the only course that is capable of giving answer to all such queries.
Top Colleges for Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography)
- Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography) in Tamil Nadu
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- Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography) in Haryana
- Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography) in Maharashtra
- Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography) in Kerala
M.Sc. Geography is a 2 year programme that are distributed as 4 semesters in full time mode, like in colleges SS Jain Subodh PG College, Jaipur, Presidency College, Chennai, Queen Mary's College, Chennai.
In distance mode duration is of minimum 2 years and maximum of 4 years in universities like Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital, Nalanda Open University, Patna and Tamil University, Thanjavur.
Academic Options after M.Sc. Geography
After completing M.Sc. Geography, a student can move forward to opt for research programs like M.Phil./Ph.D. There are many science colleges that offer M.Phil. /Ph.D., students can choose the college according to the availability of respective course.
In India, there are around 2000 science colleges that facilitates M.Sc. program. Out of those, some of the top colleges that offer M.Sc. Geography are listed below:
Name Of The Institute
Ss Jain Subodh Pg College
Queen Mary's College
North Maharashtra University
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
Kanoria Pg Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Some of the universities that offer this course in distance mode are:
- Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital
- Nalanda Open University, Patna
- Tamil University, Thanjavur
Eligibility Of the Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography)
In institutes like Presidency College, Chennai, Queen Mary's College, Chennai and Jamia Millia Islamia University-[JMI], New Delhi eligibility conditions that one needs to fulfil to get admission includes B.Sc. (Hons.)/B.Sc. in Geography passed with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
How to Get Admission in Master of Science [M.Sc] (Geography)
Every university conduct their own entrance exam for M.Sc. course. There is no joint examination for this programme. A candidate has to appear for the Postgraduate Entrance Test (PET) conducted by different universities which is generally conducted in the month of May/June and notification for the same comes in the month of February every year in institutes like
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