Deccan Education Society's
WILLINGDON COLLEGE, SANGLI
(Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur , NAAC Accredited 'A')
Vishrambag , Dist : Sangli, Pin - 416 415

Department of Geography

Caption Information
Head of the Department Prof. Dr. Ratnadeep G. Jadhav (2006 to date)
History of Department Geography is the study of the features and systems of the earth’s surface, including continents, mountains, seas, weather, and plant life, and of the ways in which countries and people organize life within an area. Geography was introduced as a subject for B.A. first year, in 1964. Geography department established in 1978. Prof. A. S. Asnare acted as head and vice principal till his retirement in 2000. In 1978 Dr. J.B. Chaugule joined as senior college lecturer. Dr. K. G. Kulkarni joined as Junior college teacher (1979 to 2012). Shri. A.H. Asnare served as NCC Officer from 1964 to 1980 and Dr. J. B. Chaugule served as NCC Officer for two decades 1980 to 2000). Former HOD
  • Prof. A. S. Asnare (1964 to 2000)
  • Dr. J. B. Chaugule (2001-2005)
Infrastructure Learning Resources of The Department The geography laboratory is well-equipped with all necessary instruments like surveying instruments including Plain table with accessories, prismatic compass sets, dumpy level, ebony level, Cross staff, Telescope alidade, Pedometer, Rotameter, Handheld G.P.S. etc. Weather instruments including cup anemometer, wind vanes, rain gauge etc. Drawing instruments including tracing tables. We have an adequate collection of maps & charts like charts showing weathering processes, signs and symbols used in topographical maps, signs and symbols used in Indian Daily Weather Report, cultural activities, etc. Maps for various areas include world, continents, countries, states etc. Three Dimensional maps for better understanding of relief are, Bathometric World model map, map of India and Maharashtra, Satellite images of Sangli-Miraj- Kupwad, TM Satellite Image of India Reach Library section of Reference Book, Nearly about 300 e-books, Text books, 2 Theses, Project report of every year available for reference.
Staff Information

Dr. Ratnadeep G. Jadhav
  • Subject - Geogrpahy
  • Qualification – M.A. B.Ed. Ph.D. SET.
  • Experience – 20 Years

Dr. Swati Vishnu Patil
  • Subject - Geography
  • Qualification – Ph.D. NET.
  • Experience – 8 Years

Miss.Rucha Ravindra Shidore
  • Subject - Geography
  • Qualification –M.A. B.Ed. SET. Geography M.A. B.Ed. SET. NET.Sanskrit
  • Experience – 7 Years
Achievments
    Students
  • Manasi Sunil Kulkarni : 2018 University Rank Holder 6th
  • Vedashri Samir Kulkarni : 2020 University Rank Holder 2nd
Research and Publications since 2017-18
Name of Staff No of Publications
Dr. Ratnadeep Govind Jadhav 4 Books, 9 National Reasearch Papers
Dr. Swati Vishnu Patil 1 Book, 4 National Research Papers
Miss.Rucha Ravindra Shidore 1 National Research Papers
Students Reasearch and Field Visits
Sr.No. Year Name of Projets
1 2017-18 A Study of Socio-economic Problems of Sugarcane workers
2 2018-19 Study of Process of Urbanization Around the New Administrative Building of Sangli
3 2019-20 Impact of Farm Ponds on Land-Use Pattern in Soni Village
4 2020-21 Study of Psychological, Social and Economic Condition of People Who have overcome Corona
5 2021-22 Study of Child Sex Ratio in Rural Area of Sangli District
Distinguished Teacher
Dr. J.B. Chaugule : Worked as PRINCIPAL at Miraj Mahavidyalya Miraj
Strength of Department
Department Events and Activities
National Seminar Organized
Sr.No. Year Name of Seminar
1 20/3/2017 “Problem and Prospectus of Agriculture Labour in India” In Collaboration with Dr. Patangrao Kadam Mahavidyalaya Sangli
Department Events and Activities
National Conference Organized
Sr.No. Year Name of Conference
1 13/2/2019 Recent Trends and Innovations in Research Fields and Science, Humanities and Languages
Teachers Training Program Teachers Training Program on ‘Understanding Climate Change, and Sustainable Developments Goals for Safer Planet and a Sustainable Future.’ (2019)
Chief Guest : Mr. Aditya Pundir Country Manager, The Climate Reality Project India; Dr Nandini Nerurkar-Deshmukh, Sheetal Antil
Workshop on E-Content Development for Education (2020) Resource Person. Principal B.V. Tamhankar, Dr. R.G. Jadhav. Dr. S.V. Patil, Shri. N.G. Lawte and Shri S. B. Teli
State Level Webinar on “Impact of Tauktae Cyclone on Maharashtra” (2021) State Level Webinar on “Impact of Tauktae Cyclone on Maharashtra” (2021)
Guest Lecture by Miraj Tahsildar स्पर्धा परीक्षा व युवकांसमोरील आव्हाने (२०२१) Guest Lecture by Miraj Tahsildar स्पर्धा परीक्षा व युवकांसमोरील आव्हाने (२०२१)
Alumni
Name of Student Name of Institute
Shri. Salunkhe Dilip Shankar Account Officer ZP Sangli
Dr. Kothawale Subhash HOD P.V.P College Kavathemahankal BOS Chairman, Shivaji University Kolhapur
Shri. Patil Rajkumar Jingonda Lecturer, S. K. Patil Sindhudurg College, Malwan
Shri Patil Shankarrao Dadasaheb Lecturer, N.A.D Topiwala College, Malwan
Shri Sole Sandip Dinkar Industrialist, Dazzle Dayana Coast Ltd. Madhavnagar
Shri Kadam Satish Vasantrao Marketing Manager, B.P.L Foram Mumbai
Ad. Sawant Netajirao Narayan Practice dist. Court Sangli
Miss. Kulkarni Madhuri Madhukar Teacher, R.S.k Shala Sangli
Shri Nikam Muralidhar Nivrutti Secondary Teacher, S.L.P Vidyalaya Sangalwadi
Shri. Bhedasgaonkar Vinod Balkrishna Lecturer, Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Miraj
Miss Nagamoti Gita Channappa University Gold Medalist (1982-83) House Wife
Shri Patil Dilip Raghunath Lecturer Late. G R Purohit Kanya Shala, Sangli
Shri Pawar Manohar Tukaram Head Master, Valiwade Highschool, Valiwade
Shri. Patil Rajendra Maruti Head Master, S.S.Patil Madhyamik Vidyalay Inamdhamani
Shri. Joshi Dhananjay Ramchandra Sub Registrar, Vita
Dr.Raghunath R. Salunkhe. Assistant Professor.Chh.Shivaji College Satara
Mr. Vijay Patil Tata Consultancy Services, Pune
Dr. Kothawale Subhash HOD P.V.P College Kavathemahankal, 2 Time BOS Chairman, Shiuvaji University Kolhapur
Shri Chougule Gopal Bhramha Building Contractor Sangli
Shri. S. Shivanand Kumar Lecturer, Shivaji University Kolhapur
Shri Hajare Ratankumar Vithoba Lecturer, Rajaram College, Kolhapur
Miss. Baji Asmita Sudhakar Deputy Director, Finance officer, Mumbai
Shri. Yamgar Subhash Balasaheb Labour Office, Shri Mahankali Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana, KavatheMahankal
Miss. Patole Swati Vilas Lecturer, Datta Mahavidyalaya Kurundwad
Miss. Kulkarni Sarika Ramesh Takire and Associates, Sangli
Shri Kamble Prashant Namdev Lecturer, S.C. Mahavidyalaya, Malwadi Kotoli
Mohite Prashant Officer, Social and Welfare Dept. Sangli
Shri. Diwale Chetan Bhalchandra Wholesale Oil Marchant
Shri. Chavan Rajkumar Dadasaheb Teacher L. G. R. Purohit Kanya Prashala, Sangli
Shri. Sathe Shrivallabh Madhav Professor, Gogate Jogalekar Collage, Ratnagiri
Gejage Ashwini Chandrandra H.P.T. College Nashik
Miss. Yele Laxmibai Ramchandra Reliance Communication
Shri. Shelake Dinesh Rajendra Tom-tom, Pune
Shri. Sargar Annaso Nana RTO- Clerk, Vadala, Mumbai
Shri Mudhe Nanaso Namdev Railway Police Force
Miss. Thorat Prachi Mahendra (Stood 1st in Shivaji university, Kolhapur in Category)
Miss. Kharat Sujata Uttam Ph. D (Appear)
Shri. Lawte Navnath Govind Asst. Professor, Willingdon College, Sangli
Shri. Narale Nitin Rakmaji Asst. Prof. Sinhgad Institute, Pune
Shri. Illai Zakir Yelurkar Police
Shri. Nilesh Gulabrao Pardeshi Police, SRPF
Akash Shep Security Department Airport
Jadhav Balasaheb Head Dept. Geography Dr. B. Clg Peth Wadgoan
Dr. Pradip Ashok Saymote Asst. Professor, Mithibai College, Vile Parle (W) Mumbai- 56
Dr. Vinayak Pawar Kanya Mahavidyalaya Miraj
Miss. Mali Shubhangli G. Teacher Willingdon College Sangli
Mr.Sawant Shubhash Narayan Teacher at Late. G R Purohit Kanya Shala, Sangli