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Rajshahi University Geography and Environmental Studies Alumni Association (RUGESAA) is an organization of the former students graduated from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. First General Meeting and Reunion of RUGESAA held in 2019.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is one of the oldest and largest departments in the University. The Department started functioning with the name Geography with few students and teachers in 1955. The first batch of students in a two-year postgraduate course was admitted in 1955. Subsequently three years honours course was introduced in 1962. Since its establishment, the department has been growing almost continuously. The pace of growth has increased after the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. Currently the department has 23 teachers, of which 10 are professors. Total number of students is around 400. With several changes in academic set up and curriculum the department is now placed under the newly created Faculty of Life and Earth Science. Integrated Honours course
is running since 1991-92 sessions and to meet the challenge of time four years Honours course was introduced in 1997-98 sessions. The courses for the undergraduate classes are designed to maintain a balance between the
physical and the human branches of geography; the postgraduate courses, on the other hand, are designed to give the students specialized knowledge in different aspects of the subjects.