Message from Chairman

I welcome everybody in the green campus of Chittagong University. We are pleased to introduce our department of Geography and Environmental Studies in Chittagong University. The Department is a significant landmark location as academic heritage under the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Students who enrolled this department find it to be a place where they can grow as environmentally, academically, morally and spiritually. Our Department is called Geo-family as community where Teachers, staff and students live and work in mutual commitment and professional friendly atmosphere. The beauty of our campus makes it an ideal atmosphere for learning, whether in the classroom through academic, field works and lab based exercises. A full complement of extra-curricular activities are allows encouraged our year wise students to enjoy special interests, share in the excitement of student life and develop leadership skills that reflect individual competence.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is one of the well established departments in Chittagong University. At present, the teaching staff of this department consists of 19 teachers. The department is well equipped in respect of technical equipment and staffs. Besides library facilities, practical and fieldwork, the department has an adequate facility for advanced research works. There is a huge stock of maps, reference books, drawing and drafting equipment and cartographic apparatus. The laboratories of the department were not so developed at the beginning but remarkable progress has been made in this regard during the last decade. Now the department has physical, environmental, cartographic and GIS laboratories. Recently, a computerized weather monitoring station has been established by the joint collaboration with Norwegian Geographical Institute (NGI) and Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB), Government of Bangladesh.

In order to provide pragmatic practical skills the departmentís curricula includes courses in Environmental Impacts Analysis, Environmental Management, Disaster Management, Topographic Surveying, Computer Mapping, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing. The successful attainment of the combination of the theoretical knowledge about human society and the environment and the practical skills in processing this information prepare the graduates to seek entry in the 21st century careers.

The Department offers courses leading to degrees in Bachelor of Science (BSc) with honours, Master of Science (MS), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography and Environmental studies.

We are grateful to the multiple organizations and individual research partners (Like; BGS, BNGA, SPARSO, DoE, SRDI, ICIMODE and others various research organizations) whose involvement with us has led to the accomplishment of the activities presented on this website. Please browse the site and share experiences with positive criticism for the department. Would you feel any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Salma Mamtaz
Chairman and Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Chittagong
Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh
Tel: 008-031-2606001-10, Entension-4278