Department of Geography


Year of Establishment                      : 1985

History of the Department

                The Department of Geography was started in February 1985 in Sri Krishnadevaraya University with full financial aid by UGC with a view help the  study of  available natural resources, Biotic resources, Physical resources and Mineral resources of any region in India and with special reference to Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema Region.  The students of M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D will be imparted knowledge of the resources, cartographic mapping and interpretation of topographic and remote sensing data.  Geographers would useful to society to serve in Micro, Macro and regional planning, land use studies and in environmental programs.  Of late, the students of Geography are carrying out resource evaluation studies using GIS techniques for micro watershed management,  mandal level planning, district level planning, regional planning, state level planning and national level planning

Chairmen, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson Head/Coordinators
Prof. A. Krishna Kumari Prof. A. Krishna Kumari


Names and Designations of the faculty

Chairman BOS:

1.Dr.M.Sambasiva Rao
2.Dr.A.Krishna Kumari


Faculty currently holding other positions
Prof. M. Sambasiva Rao Director, Directorate of Admissions


Courses offered :

a)  M.Sc      b)  M.Phil         c)  Ph.D

Areas of Specialisation

                Geomorphology, Hydrology, Agro-climatology, Agricultural Geography, Ecology and Environmental studies and Medical Geography


1.      Geomorphology and evolution of East Cost with special reference to major deltals, ONGC, 1976-1980. R.1.5 Lakhs.
2.      Problems and prospects in planning and development of land and water resources of Vaigai, Gundar and Vaippar river           basins, Tamil Nadu, U.G.C., 1980-1983. Rs.5.00 Lakhs.
3.      Planning and development of land and water resources of Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, M.K.U., 1982-84. Rs.0.5 Lakhs.
4.      Morphological evolution, water balance and development of land, water and agricultural resources of Tambrapaini river           basin, Tamil Nadu, U.G.C., 1984-86. Rs.2.5 Lakhs.
5.      Water balance and development of water and agricultural resources of Tamil Nadu State, U.G.C., 1992-95. Rs. 3.00 Lakhs.
6.      Eco-climatology, water balance, ecological balance, eco-restoration and eco-development of Nallamalai hills and its           environs in Andhra Pradesh, India, M.O.E.F., 1994-97. Rs. 6.00 Lakhs.
7.      Resource appraisal, optimum utilisation and conservation of land, water and mineral resources of  Rayalaseema region           using Remote Sensing data, ISRO, 1996-99.Rs.12.00 Lakhs.
8.      Applied geomorphology, morphological evolution, water balance, cropping pattern and development of land and water           resources of Pennar river basin, A.P., India, U.G.C., 1997-2000. Rs.3.5 Lakhs.