The Department of Geography was established with the inception of Garhwal University in 1973 in all the three campuses of the University. The Department offers Under-graduate, Post-graduate as well as Doctoral degree programmes. In 2003-04, the department introduced a separate ‘Geographical Information’s Science Unit’ (G.I.S.) unit at Srinagar Campus. Modern techniques of Remote Sensing are being used in post-graduate and research work to study landforms, mountain development and environmental degradation. A separate ‘Meteorological Laboratory’ has also been established at Chauras campus.
At present the department is contributing significantly in regional development through research in areas like sustainable use of natural resources, rural development, ecological & environmental conservation, socio-economic impact assessment and G.I.S. application.
During the year 2011-12 the faculty members have published 08 research papers and 03 books and have also participated in 23 Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. The department also organised 01 National Seminar during the year.