BA/BS Geography and Anthropology

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About the Program

The BA program in Geography and Anthropology offers a multidisciplinary approach, exploring the intricate relationship between human societies and their environments.

Delving into the geographical aspects of human culture, examining how societies interact with their surroundings over time. Anthropological studies delve deeper into exploring diverse cultural practices, social structures, and human behaviours. Through a blend of fieldwork, research, and theoretical study, gain a comprehensive understanding of human diversity, geographical landscapes, and cultural evolution. This program equips graduates with analytical skills and a nuanced understanding of the world, preparing for careers in research, environmental studies, cultural heritage, and social sciences.

Advantage @DGU

  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Bundle of Industry Integrated Value Added Certificates.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • More than 250+ Companies for Campus Placement.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.

USPs of the Program

Fieldwork Emphasis

Experience hands-on learning through fieldwork, developing practical skills in geographic data collection and anthropological research methods.

Cultural Competence

Gain a deep understanding of diverse cultures, societies, and their interactions with the environment, fostering cultural sensitivity crucial for global collaboration.

Interdisciplinary Exploration

Engage in a comprehensive study of the Earth's physical and cultural landscapes, combining geography's spatial understanding with anthropology's insights into human societies.

Sustainability Integration

Embrace sustainability as a core theme, understanding the dynamic relationships between human activities, the environment, and sustainable development.

Cutting-edge Research Opportunities

Engage in research initiatives that tackle contemporary challenges, providing opportunities to contribute to academic advancements in geography and anthropology.

Career Opportunities

  • Urban Planning Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
  • Anthropologist
  • Climatologist
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Remote Sensing Specialist

Course Structure

Semester I Semester II
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
General English 3 Fine Arts 3
Indian Literature and Culture 3 Social and Political Formations 3
Knowledge Theory and Practice 3 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography 3
Introduction to Geography 3 Cultural Anthropology 3
Introduction to Anthropology 3 Biological Anthropology 3
Physical & Human Geography Core 3 OPEN ELECTIVE 2 2
Semester III Semester IV
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
Indian Civilizations 3 Environmental Studies 3
Research Methods in Geography 3 Environmental Geography Core 3
Archaeology 3 Ethnographic Writing 3
Minor Paper 1 3 Minor Paper 2 3
Regional Geography 3 Cultural and Historical Geography 3
Linguistic Anthropology 3 Archaeological Fieldwork 3
Transportation & Population Geography 3 Human Evolution 2
Research Methods in Anthropology 3 OPEN ELECTIVE 4 2
Semester V Semester VI
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
Introduction to Critical Thinking 3 Applied Anthropology 3
Philosophy, Aesthetics and Ethics 2 Natural Hazards and Disaster Management 3
Internship 2 GIS Applications (Geography Information System) 3
Seminar in Anthropology 3 Cultural Heritage and Preservation 3
Minor Paper 3 3 Minor Paper 4 4
Geographies of Globalization 3 Capstone Project 4
Digital and Cyber Geographies 3
Open Elective 5 2

Suggested Minors:

1. History

History Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 History of Early India 3
2 Society and Culture in Medieval India 3
3 Political History of Medieval India: 12th to Mid 16thCentury 3
4 Ancient Indian Epigraphy and Numismatics 3

2. Political Science

Political Science Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Political Science 3
2 Political Processes and Dynamics of State Politics in India 3
3 Ideology and Politics 3
4 Human rights 3

3. Philosophy

Philosophy Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Indian Philosophy 3
2 Foundations of Western Philosophy 3
3 Logic, Reasoning & Methodology 3
4 Modern Indian Thinkers 3

4. English

English Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Graphic narratives 3
2 Indian writing in English 3
3 Literature and cinema 3
4 History of English Literature 3


To pursue this program student must have

Min. 60% in XII with appereance in National Level Entrance Examinaiton + Online Interview + Writing Test ( Merit on the basis of cumulative Score on the basis of X+XII + Online Interview + Writing Test )

How to Apply

In order to pursue this program, the students can talk to our counceller or use links below for further details:

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At DBSGU each student gets the opportunity to appear for more than 250+ companies each year and each student is able to get the optimum placement deserved. The maximum take home salary has been Rs. 20.5 Lakhs & CTC 23.5 Lakhs. Based on the intensity of training and exposure involved in the management program chosen by students at DBSGU, they are offered positions ranging from Mid-level Manager, Functional Expert, Consultant (Entry Level), Entry Level Managerial and Domain Trained positions.

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