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2 December 2020

Syllabus of Assistant professor Geography Kerala collegiate education


Assistant professor Geography  Detailed Syllabus

 

Syllabus-Assistant professor-Geography-Kerala


 

Kerala PSC announced the exam for the post of Assistant professor Geography in the collegiate education Department. The main topics and detailed syllabus for the Assistant professor Geography exam can be read and Syllabus pdf can be downloaded in this page.


 

Exam details

 

Category Number: 294/2019

Name of Post:

Date of Test: 22.12.2020

Duration: 2 Hours

Conducted by: Kerala PSC

Mode of Exam: OMR/ Descriptive Exam (offline)

Medium of Questions: English

Total Marks:  100

 

Main Topics – Assistant professor Geography

  In the Exam Calendar, the syllabus is given as questions based on educational qualifications.

The main Topics of Assistant professor Geography exam are:

 

Module 1: CONCEPTS AND TRENDS IN GEOGRAPHY

Module 2: GEOMORPHOLOGY

Module 3: CLIMATOLOGY

Module 4: ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

Module 5: URBAN GEOGRAPHY

Module 6: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Module 7: ADVANCED CARTOGRAPHY

 Module 8. REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

Module 9: GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KERALA

Module 10: RESEARCH METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY

 

 

Detailed Syllabus of Assistant Professor Geography



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Module 1: CONCEPTS AND TRENDS IN GEOGRAPHY

 

Nature and scope of Geography - History of development of Geographic Thoughts – Contributions of Greek, Roman, Arab, Indian, French, American, German and British Geographers – Dualism and dichotomies – Recent trends in geography – Approaches in Geography – Positivism,Pragmatism, Functionalism, Existentialism, Idealism,

Marxism, Radicalism, Behaviouralism and Humanism – Welfare Geography – Quantitative Revolution - Laws,Theories and models in Geography, Spatial analysis, Locational analysis, Systems approach - Inductive, Deductive approaches, reasoning, Multi disciplinary approach, Welfare Geography, Human Ecology, Geography of Gender, Time and space, Postmodernism and Geography – Paradigm shift in Geography

Module 2: GEOMORPHOLOGY

History of geomorphic thought- Origin of the earth - Isostacy – Continental drift and plate tectonics - Endogenism and exogenism – Earthquakes and volcanoes - Weathering and Mass wasting – Soils - Mountain building - Geomorphic processes and forms - Agents of Erosion and deposition – Land form and slope evolution theories – Morphogenetic regions and climatic geomorphology – Applied geomorphology

Module 3: CLIMATOLOGY

Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere – Insolation – Heat Budget of the Earth –Temperature Inversion - Pressure belts- Atmospheric Stability and Instability - General Circulation of the Atmosphere – Meridional circulation – Winds – Jet Streams – Atmospheric Moisture – Humidity – forms of condensation – Precipitation - Tropical and Temperate Weather Systems – Air Masses and Fronts – Temperate Cyclones – Tropical Cyclones – Tornadoes and waterspouts - Thunderstorms – Monsoons - Climatic Classifications of Koeppen, Trewartha and Thornthwaite - Ocean – Atmosphere Interaction – El-Nino - and Southern Oscillations – La Nina - Climate Changes – Evidences, Past and Present – Possible Causes – Ozone Depletion – Global Warming and its Impacts- Applied Climatology – Climate and Agriculture – Weather Relations of crops – Weather and Diseases.

Module 4: ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

Ecosystem – structure, classification, biomes, Nutrient cycle. Natural disruptions of the ecosystem - Biodiversity, Natural hazards – Floods, Drought - Man’s modification of the Biosphere – Man’s impact on land, water and air - Environmental problems – Urban environment and pollution - Emerging environmental issues - Eco-crisis – Environmental management and planning - Environmental quality – Environmental law and protection – Environmental impact assessment – Environmental movements

 


Module 5: URBAN GEOGRAPHY

 

Origin and Evolution of Urban Centres -Location and Siting of Urban Centres - Classification of Urban Centres - Different Approaches to the Study of Urban Geography – Factors associated with the growth of Cities - Classification of Urban Centres on the basis of a)Size, b)Function – Rank-Size Rule – Primate city – Harris and Nelson’s Scheme of Classification – Classification of Indian Cities by Ashok

Mitra - Urban Centers – Their Spatial and Functional Relationships – Central Place Theory – Urban Morphology – Land Use Models – Theories of Burgess, Harris and Hoyt – Central Business District and its Characteristics – Morphology of Indian Cities – Urban Housing – Urban Housing Policies and Programmes in India – Urban Slums – Urban Fringe – Its Characteristics and Development - Salient Features of the Processes of Urbanisation in India and Kerala– Problems and Prospects.

 

Module 6: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

 

Resource and Economic Development - A Global Perspective - Classification of Resources according to Distribution, Utilisation and Potentials – Agriculture Location Theories - Von Thunen's Agricultural Location Model - Sinclair's Theory - Oloff Jonasson's Theory - Whittlesay's Classification – Crop combination, cropping pattern, crop diversification, cropping intensity, agricultural effeciency – Industrial Location Theories - Least Cost Approach - Webers Theory - Maximum Revenue Approach - Toad Palender, Edgar Hoover, August Losch, David M Smith, Harold Hotelling - Behavioural Approach - Allan Pred, Product Life Cyle - Structural

Approach - World Trade - Laftla - EEF - EFTA - World's Major Trade Zones - Western Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe, Asia.

 

Module 7: ADVANCED CARTOGRAPHY

 

Map functions and types – Geodesy - Directions and their functions – Map projections, scale and co-ordinate systems – Cartographic data and processing – sources of image processing – digital database – cartographic database management - Phases of cartographic processes – Map compilation – Graphic and conceptual process and tools - Lettering and Typography - topographic data mapping and charting organizations - Cartographical data analysis – Digital cartography

Module 8. REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

EMR and remote sensing; Spectral regions, interaction of EMRwith atmosphere and earth surface features - Types of Remote sensing, platforms, orbit - Ideal & real remote sensing – Aerial Photography – basic principles of Photogrammetry – satellite remote sensing – types of satellites - Remote sensors - ; types of sensor system, scanning and orbiting mechanism, Resolution- spatial, Spectral, radiometric and temporal resolution. Resolution aspects of LANDSAT, SPOT, IRS and IKONOS satellites - Satellite photographic systems; Thermal infrared remote sensing, microwave remote sensing, Hyper spectral remote sensing - Digital image processing – Indices -Vegetation Index, NDVI, BUI - Development of Remote sensing in IndiaDevelopments - Satellite programmes – Applications of remote sensing - GIS – Components - GIS : Definition, Components, Data in GIS - Spatial Data, Attribute Data - Data input and editing - Error Rectification, Transformation and Generalisation - Spatial Data Models - Spatial Data Management : Database Management System – RDBMS – Query Models – Reclassification – Buffer Analysis

– Neighborhood functions- Overlay Analysis and Boolean Operators – Spatial Analysis : Spatial Interpolation and surface analysis - Modeling Surfaces – Trend surfaces and Digital Elevation Models. - Modeling Networks : Network analysis - Web GIS and Mobile GIS - Open source software QGIS-, ILWIS, SAGA GIS, Geo Server, Open data sources for GIS analysis – Open Street Map, USGS Earth Explorer, NASA’s Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), United Nations Environmental Data Explorer, FAO Geo Network. Location Allocation and Facility Management using GIS.

Module 9: GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KERALA

Location – Physiography – Stratigraphy – Climate – Drainage – Soils – Natural Vegetation – Land utilisation – Irrigation – Agriculture – Mineral and Power Resources - Industries – Transport and Trade – Population - Geography of Kerala – Location – Physiography and drainage – Climate and natural vegetation – Soils – Minerals - Agriculture – Fisheries – Industries – Irrigation and Power – Transport and Communication - Population – Ecology and environment

 

Module 10: RESEARCH METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY

 

Types of Research – Applied and fundamental Reaserch in Geography – Concepts of Theories and Laws in Geography - Research Design - Identification o Problems – Review of Literature – Hypothesis – Testing of Hypothesis in Geography – use of Models and Empirical Techniques in the Analysis of Geographical Problems - Sampling : Types of Sampling – Significance of Sampling in Geographical Research - Data Acquisition and Analysis : Collection of data – Primary and Secondary data _ Alternative Sources of data – Data Preparation Process - Thesis Writing : Organisation of the Thesis – Drafting of the Thesis – Preparation of Bibliography – Writing of Abstracts

 

 

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