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Geography of India

University of Mysore and CEC via Swayam


The study of Geography and the formation of the earth systems is quite challenging and most insightful to gain the knowledge. This course under Faculty of Sciences named "Geography of India" will help the students, scholars and others will enhance the skills and deep understanding about the formation of physiography and physiographic divisions of India. The study includes geographical setting of the Natural features such as the changes in topography, various compositions of soils, geomorphologic patterns, and basins of India, watershed, and tributaries. Study also includes climate systems, regional developments, irrigation systems, agricultural activities, rural-urban settlements, formation of demography and its migrations. Trades, Commodities, Industrial activities at various scales. The overall outcome of the course is to help the students to increase the deep understanding about the subject of Geography. This course also helps the Civil services aspirants where Geography is one of the optional paper where aspirants can take for the examination.


Week – 1 | 1. Physiographic Divisions of India | 2. India's Political Divisions | 3. India and its Neighbour's |

Week – 2 | 4.India: Topography and Slopes | 5.The Indian Coastal | 6.Indo Gangetic Plain |

Week – 3 | 7.Climatic Regions of India | 8.Climate of India | 9.Drainage System of India |

Week – 4 | 10.Regional Development Strategies | 11.Special Purpose Regions | 12.Region in the context of Globalization | 13.Soil Types of India |

Week – 5 | 14.Regional Plans of India | 15.Categories of Land Use | 16.Natural/Physical Regions | 17.Irrigation System of India

Week – 6 | 18.Tourism in India | 19.Population in India | 20.Livestock in India | 21. Mineral Resources of India |

Week – 7 | 22. Patterns of Population in India | 23.Consequences of Migration | 24. Migration Patterns in India | 25. Composition of Population India 2011 |

Week – 8 | 26.Indicators of Human Development | 27.Urbanization in India | 28.Rural Settlements in India |

Week – 9 | 29.Settlement Hierarchy by Social Facilities and Amenities | 30. Urban Planning in India | 31. Industrial Regions of India | 32.Manufacturing Industries of India |

Week – 10 | 33.Medium Scale Industries | 34.Small Scale Industries | 35.Handicrafts in India | 36. Chemical Industries in India |

Week – 11 | 37.Classified Commodities-I | 38.Classified Commodities-II | 39.Air Transports in India | 40.India Foreign Trade |

Taught by

Prof. A. Balasubramanian



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