Geographers study the features of earth and about its land and inhabitants. They study the physical and human geographic characteristics of a region of not only local but also the global aspects.

Career Options

  • - Cartographer - Environmental consultant - Town planner - Geographical information systems officer - Conservation officer - Recycling officer - Landscape architect - Teacher/lecturer

Educational Qualifications

  • 10+2 with Social Sciences and Geography

Personal Skills

  • - Analytical Skills - Communication Skills - Computer Skills - Critical Thinking Skills - Writing Skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.A. (Geography) - B.A. Hons.+ M.A. (Geography) - M.A. (Disaster Management) - M.A. (Geo Informatics)

Top Colleges

  • University of Rajasthan Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004 Phone: 0141 270 3655 Website:
  • Asutosh College Address: 92, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rd, Jatin Das Park, Patuapara, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026 Phone: 033 2455 4504 Website:

Working Conditions

Geographers are of various types and they work in and from different locations like area specialists may travel to remote parts of the world. Graduate students often help professors with their research. Geographers in government and business works in clean, comfortable offices. Those in top positions must often travel to attend meetings and to gather information for research.

Top Companies

  • SAP Labs Address: Vatika Towers, 4th Floor, Sector 54, Golf Course Road, Gurugram, Haryana 122002 Phone: 0124 435 7777 Website:
  • Teleperformance India Address: Plot No 398, Udyog Vihar Phase 3, Gurugram, Haryana 122016 Phone: 0124 243 9955 Website:

Successful Persons

Vaibhav Kaul

Vaibhav Kaul is a Himalayan photographer, geographer and a scholar in environmental science. He is a member off the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Asiatic Society and a former student at University of Oxford.

Shiba Prasad Chatterjee

Shiba Prasad Chatterjee was a geography professor at the Calcutta University. He was also the President of the International Geographical Union and he gave the name 'Meghalaya' to one of the north eastern states.

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