Geography Department Research

Department Research

Geography Department is recognized research centre for M.Phil. and Ph. D.


Research Thrust Areas                


  1. Coastal Geomorphology
  2. Fluvial Geomorphology
  3. Disaster Management
  4. Economic Geography
  5. Tourism Geography
  6. Political Geography
  7. Agricultural Geography
  8. Population and Settlement


Research Centre Details

M.Phil. Geography 

Year of Establishment - 2013-14

No. of candidates awarded M. Phil degree till the year 2017-18 = 03


Ph. D. Geography 

Year of Establishment - 2012-13

No. of candidates awarded M. Phil degree till the year 2017-18 = 04


M.Phil. and Ph. D. Guide

Sr. No.

Name of faculty


1. Prof. (Dr.) Suchitra Pardeshi Geomorphology
2. Dr. Padvi A. T. Geomorphology


Other college associate M. Phil. and Ph. D. guide


Sr. No.

Name of Research Guide

Name of the Institute/College


Dr. Tushar Shitole

Shankarrao Bhelke College Nasrapur


Dr. Sampat Jagdale

Waghire College Saswad


Dr. Savita Kulkarni

Annasaheb Magar College Hadapsar, Pune


Dr. Shinde S. B.  Mamasaheb Mohol College, Pune


Dr. Arjun Doke

Baburaoji Gholap COLLEGE, Sangvi, Pune


Dr. Ramakant Kaspate

Annasaheb Waghire College, Otur


Dr. Anargha Dhorde Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune


 Dr. Arjun Musmade

T J College, Khadaki 


Dr. Jyotiram More BJS College, Wagholi, Pune


Dr. Sunil Gaikwad S. P. College, Pune


Dr. Sunil Cholke

R.B.N. Borawake college, Shrirampur


Dr.Vilas Patil

Shahu college, Pune


Dr. Rajaram Choudhar

Vidya Pratishthans Arts Science and Commerce College Baramati


Dr. Sunil Ogale

Vidya Pratishthans Arts Science and Commerce College Baramati


Dr. Avinash Shelar

Garware College Pune


Dr. Shivaji Pacharne Jedhe College Pune


Dr. Amit Sonawane Modern College, Shiviajinager


Dr. Ravindra Shinde D. Y. Patil College Pimpri

 List of Students Registered for PhD

Sr. No.

Name of the Guide

Student Name

Registration Date


Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi

Vijay R. Sonawane



Dr.Jagdale Sampat

Vikas R. Divekar



Dr.Choudhar Rajaram

Sandip V.Kolekar



Dr.Choudhar Rajaram

Yogesh P.Badhe



Dr.Patil Vilas

Agastirishi B.Toradmal



Dr.Shelar Avinash

Lalit Thakare



Dr.Shelar Avinash

Pallavi P. Adya



Dr.Sonawane Amit

Gokul S. Jadhav



Dr.Sonawane Amit

Keshav L. Jadhav



Dr.Choudhar Rajaram

Angad Y. Jawale



Dr. Shivaji Pacharne

Shivaji V. Naik



Dr. Sunil Ogale

Vishal T. Nikam



Dr. Choudhar Rajaram

Nayan Dilip Zagade



Dr. Shinde Ravindra

Prachi Gorakh Shinde



Dr. Shinde Ravindra

Shilpa Sharad Khandre



Dr. Tushar Shitole

Sugandha Ankush Sule



Dr. Jagdale Sampatrao

Akshala Anand Alhat



Dr. Musmade Arjun

Madhavi Sanjay Waghmare



Dr. Pardeshi Suchitra

Nisheta Smriti



Dr. Pardeshi Suchitra

Pallab Mahata



Dr. Ogale Sunil

Sachin Chandrakant Memane



Dr. Sonawane Amit

Sanket Balasaheb Janrao



Number of faculty with projects completed from a) national b) international funding agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project title and grants received project-wise.

Name of faculty

Title of Research Project


Amount of Research grant

Funding Agency

Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi

Impact of Floods on Stream Behaviour, Agricultural Land Use and Its Repercussions in Upper Krishna Basin, Maharashtra.




ICSSR, New Delhi

Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi

Terrain Analysis for Kas-Patan Lateritic Plateau for Land Resource Management in Western Maharashtra


6, 41,775/-

ICSSR., New Delhi

Dr. Suchitra Pardeshi An assessment of drainage development over lateritic plateau: A case study of Kas-Patan area district Satara 2006-2008 70,000/- U.G.C.



Department Publication

Research Paper Published by Faculty: -


Dr. SuchitraPardeshi 

Research Articles published in Journals:

  1. Pardeshi S., Pardeshi S., Kulkarni P. (2019) Sinuosity of Meandering Channels in Upper Krishna River Basin, India. In: Chenchouni H., Errami E., Rocha F., Sabato L. (eds) Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology, Geography, Geoarcheology and Geotourism: Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham in 1st AJG conference Proceedings 978-3-030-01682-1, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01683-8_5
  2. Doke A, Pardeshi S.D., Pardeshi S. S. and Das S. (2018), ‘Identification of morphogenetic regions and respective geomorphic processes: a GIS approach’, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (2018) ISSN 1866-7511 Volume 11 https://doi.org/10.1HYPERLINK "https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-3358-5"007/s12517-017-3358-5
  3. Pardeshi S. D. Autade S. E. and Pardeshi S. S. (2013), ‘Landslide hazard assessment: recent trends and techniques’, in Springer Plus ISSN 2193-1801 Impact factor: 0.982 http://www.springerplus.com/contHYPERLINK "http://www.springerplus.com/content/2/1/523"ent/2/1/523.
  4. Autade S. E. Pardeshi S. D. and Pardeshi S. S. (2013), ‘Assessment of Spatiotemporal Distribution of Landslides in North Thane District, Maharashtra’ in Journal of Indian Geomorphology Vol. 2, 2013 ISSN 2320-0731 pp. 91-99.
  5. Pardeshi S. S. and Pardeshi S.D. (2013), ‘Assessment of Link Channels of Krishna River in Kolhapur District Maharashtra’, in Research Dimensions Vol. 2, and Issue 3, ISSN 2249-3867 pp. 35-40.
  6. Pardeshi S. S. and Pardeshi S.D. (2013) ‘Land capability based land use Recommendation for A World Heritage site of Kas plateau’, Maharashtra, in Golden Research Thoughts Vol. III, Issue I, ISSN No. 2231-5063 pp. 23-26.
  7. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S., Jog S. R. (2011) ‘Prospects of Rainwater Harvesting for Domestic Water Supply in Rural Areas of Pune District: an appraisal’ in the proceedings of International conference in Chile, organized by UNESCO and Gent University Belgium, ISBN 978-92-9089-183-3 pp. 27-32.
  8. Pardeshi S. D., Pardeshi S. S. (2011): Land Use and Land Cover Analysis of Kas-Patan Plateau of Satara District in Maharashtra, in The Goa Geographer vol. 8, no.1 ISSN-0976-786X pp. 134-141.
  9. Pardeshi S. S. and Pardeshi S.D. (2011), ‘Land capability Analysis of Kas-Patan Plateau of Satara District in Maharashtra’, The Research Journal of Social Science, Jalgaon Maharashtra Vol II Issue- 2011 ISSN 0976-061X pp. 1-10.
  10. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S., Vikas Nagare (2009): A study of Effects of Landslides on Human environment in Thane District, Maharashtra in Deccan Geographer, Deccan Geographical Society India, Vol.47, No. 1 pp. 45-56.
  11. Pardeshi S.D. and Kumavat S.B. (2007) ‘Study of Abandoned quarries in and around Pune and Nasik Cities Maharashtra’ Bulletin of Geography Phy. Sci. No.1, pp. 21-26.
  12. Pardeshi S.D. and Kumavat S.B. (2005) ‘Geomorphic mapping: A tool for planning and Development’ in ‘Vasundhara’ the proceeding volume of International workshop on Digital Geography and Mapping’ A.P. Geographical Society, Hyderabad pp. 77-80.

Research Articles published in Books:

  1. Kulkarni P., Pardeshi S., Pardeshi S. (2019) Statistical Analysis of Groundwater Level Variation in Semi-arid Upper Godavari Basin. In: Chaminé H., Barbieri M., Kisi O., Chen M., Merkel B. (eds) Advances in Sustainable and Environmental Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry and Water Resources. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham 978-3-030-01571-8, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01572-5_69
  2. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S. (2015), ‘Role of Geoinformatics in Natural Resource Management’ in Resource Management and Development Strategies Edited. By Dr. A. R. Siddiqui and P.K. Singh ISBN: 978-93-84292-21-8 pp. 51-56.
  3. Pardeshi S.D. and Pardeshi S. S. (2012) ‘Rajkiya Bhugol’ (Marathi), in Samkaalin Rajyashastra: Rajyashastrachya Upavidyashakha Ani Abhyaspaddhati, Pawar P.R.(edit.), Diamond Publications, Pune ISBN 978-81-8483-476-5 pp. 174-183 

Book Published

Drainage Development on Lateritic Plateau of Western Maharashtra, Lambert Academic Publishing, (2013) ISBN 978-3-659-43366-5




Dr. Amshya Padvi 

Research Articles published in Journals:

  1. Padvi Amshya (2021), “IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON AMCHOOR PRODUCTION OF AKKALKUWA TAHSIL IN NANDURBAR DISTRICT (MS) INDIA”, BENGAL, PAST & PRESENT Journal of the Calcutta Historical Society. Vol. 117, Issue: IV, ISSN No. 0005-8807.
  2. Padvi Amshya (2021), “Impact of Covid 19 On Forest Dweller’s (NTFPs) Economy In Western Satpura Of Nandurbar District (Ms) India”, Journal of Research & Development' A Multidisciplinary International Level Referred and Peer Reviewed Journal ISSN No. 2230-9578, 24-26.  
  3. Padvi Amshya (2021), “Role of small millet crops in food security of western Satpura in Nandurbar District (MS), India”, Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research (SAFER), 11(x), ISSN No. 0719-3726.
  4. Padvi Amshya and Nile Uttam (2020), “CHANGING LITERACY OF NTFPS COLLECTORS IN AKKALKUWA TAHSIL, NANDURBAR DISTRICT”, Scholarly Research Journal for Humanity Science & English Language, 8(37), ISSN No. 2348-3083, pp-9688-9697.
  5. Padvi Amshya (2020), “GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF TORANMAL HILL STATION IN AKRANI TAHSIL, NANDURBAR DISTRICT (MS) INDIA”, Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies, 7(57), ISSN No. 2278-8808, pp-13544-13549.
  6. Padvi Amshya and Nile Uttam (2019), “Correlation between Literacy and Sex Ratio in Nandurbar District”, An International Multidisciplinary Quarterly Research, 8(i), ISSN No. 2277-5730, pp- 74-79.
  7. Amshya Padvi (2019), “LANDUSE AND FOREST RESOURCES IN NANDURBAR DISTRICT (MAHARASHTRA)”, RESEARCH JOURNEY’, International E- Research Journal, 90(A), ISSN NO. 2348-7143, pp-90-94.
  8. Amshya Padvi (2018), “An Appraisal of Tribal and Non-Tribal Sex Ratio in Nandurbar District”, Scholarly Research Journal for Humanity Science & English Language. 5(15), ISSN NO. 2349-9664, pp.94-97.
  9. Amshya Padvi (2018), “Role of Indigenous Food Crops in Tribal Livelihood of Western Satpura in Akkalkuwa Tahsil Nandurbar District, Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies, 7(34) ISSN No. 2278-8808, pp.16-22.
  10. Padvi Amshya and Nile Uttam (2017), “Importance of Amchoor Production in Tribal Economy a Case Studies of Akkalkuwa Tahsil in Nandurbar District”, Scholarly Research Journal for Humanity Science & English Language. 4(14), ISSN No. 2349-9664, pp.297-302.
  11. Amshya Padvi (2017), “Women’s Role And Contribution To NTFPS Based Livelihood Of Western Satpura In Nandurbar District”, Scholarly Research Journal For Interdisciplinary Studies, 6(33), ISSN No. 2319-4766, pp. 66-71.
  12. Amshya Padvi (2017), “Levels of Educational Attainment for NTFPs Collectors of Akkalkuwa Tahsil in Nandurbar District”,Research Directions: International Recognition Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 5(5), ISSN No. 2321-5488, Pp.01-06.
  13. Padvi Amshya and Nile Uttam (2016), “Role of Non-Timber Forest Products In Forest Dweller’s Economy in Western Satpura of Nandurbar District”, Peer Reviewed International Research Journal of Geography: Maharashtra Bhugolshastra Sanshodhan Patrika, MBP 33(2), ISSN No. 0971-6785, Pp.57-62.
  14. Padvi Amshya and Nile Uttam (2014), “Importance of Mahua Trees on Tribal Livelihood of Satpura In Nandurbar District”, National Journal of Geography. Maharashtra Bhugolshastra Sanshodhan Patrika, 31(2), ISSN No. 0971-6785, 44-48.