The Department runs a two years Master of Arts (M.A.) course in Geography, for which a maximum of Seventy-six students are admitted every year. The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course in Geography is a one and half year programme, which offers training for research through course work and dissertation. The course work emphasises the role of methodology in research with particular emphasis on the candidate's area of specialisation. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) course is generally of five years duration and emphasises original research with focus on primary data collection and analysis of data using advanced methodology and computer aided skills. Through teaching and research, the Department tries to reflect the vital role of Geography in a changing world.
The Masters Programme in Geography of the University of Delhi comprises 16 courses spread over two years with 480 contact hours. Each course has a maximum of 100 marks and a minimum of 30 contact hours. The two years has four semesters of six months each; and in each semester, students will have four courses.
Out of the sixteen courses, eight courses are compulsory covering core areas and eight courses are optional leading to specialization. The core courses are on offer in the 1st and 2nd Semesters, optional courses in the 3rdSemester; and specialization courses in the 4th