Geography after 12th


The students who are interested in the different processes associated with earth can select Geography as their area of study. The subject is an excellent choice for students who have passed 12th class. Different Universities in India offers diverse undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Geography. Ample career opportunities awaits Geography graduates both in India as well as oversees Those students who are interested to continue education after graduation can go with master’s degree in the same.

The specializations offered in the master’s course are

  • Historical Geography
  • Environmental Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Regional Geography
  • Quaternary science
  • Political Geography
  • Pedology
  • Palaeogeography
  • Oceanography
  • Limnology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Health Geography
  • Glaciology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geodesy
  • Feminist Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Development Geography
  • Demography Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Coastal Geography
  • Climatology
  • Biogeography
  • Behavioral Geography

Job Profiles after higher studies in Geography are

  • Agricultural Specialists
  • Cartographers
  • Demographers
  • Forest Managers
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Specialists
  • Regional and Urban Planners
  • Urban Planner
  • Climatologist
  • Environment Manager
  • Transportation Manager etc

Eligibility for Geography after 12th

Those who have completed 10+2 studies from a recognized board are eligible to apply for undergraduate courses in Geography. Those who have passed XII class in any stream is eligible to apply for undergraduate course in Geography.

Selection process for Geography after 12th

The procedure of admission will be based on the marks obtained in the XII class. Some universities conduct entrance exams for the selection of students in to their various undergraduate courses.

Various Courses in Geography after 12th

Undergraduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and Master of Arts in Geography

Postgraduate Courses

  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Master of Arts in Geology
  • M.Phil and PHD courses
  • Master of Philosophy in Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Geography

Other Courses in Geography

  • Diploma Courses in Geography
  • Advance Diploma in Computer Assisted Cartography
  • Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  • Certificate course in Geography
  • Certificate course in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Preparing for Geography Courses

Those who intend to undergo bachelor degree in geography should possess a basic idea regarding the course. They can go through recognised books on Geography or can surf internet for relevant information. Geography related articles are also useful to have an idea on the topic.

Reference books for 12th students for Geography

A dictionary for geography, The Handy Geography answer Book, National Geographic Desk Reference etc can be referred to have a fundamental idea on the topic. Books on Geography by NCERT is also useful for 12 th class students.



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5 Responses to “Geography after 12th”

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    Mukesh kumawat:

    I have maths with science in 12th standard but i want to make my career in geography. Is any way to go in this field ??

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    Rizwan Jaffar:

    Does any private university offer Bachelors in GIS or BA Geography in Inida?

  4. 2

    i have passed 12th in eng,p
    hysical education,physics,chemistry,bio and i want to know for career option

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    sunil kumar:

    i am graduate in i eligible for MA in geography