Department of Geography
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra


Program Outcomes (PO) with Post Graduate Attributes 

Programme outcomes are attributes of the post graduates from the programme that are indicative of the post graduates’ ability and competence to work after being a qualified professional geographer upon post-graduation.  Program outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know or do by the time of post-graduation, they must relate to knowledge and skills that the students acquire from the programme. The achievement of all outcomes indicates that the student is well prepared to achieve the program educational objectives down the road.The department of geography has the following eleven PO’s. The course syllabi and the overall curriculum have been designed to achieve these outcomes:

Program Outcomes (PO) for Post Graduate Programmes (CBCS) in the Faculty of Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra



Capable of demonstrating comprehensive disciplinary knowledge gained during course of study


Research Aptitude

Capability to ask relevant/appropriate questions for identifying, formulating and analyzing the research problems and to draw conclusion from the analysis



Ability to communicate effectively on general and scientific topics with the scientific community and with society at large 


Problem Solving

Capability of applying knowledge to solve scientific and other problems 


Individual and Team Work

Capable to learn and work effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, in multidisciplinary settings. 


Investigation of Problems

Ability of critical thinking, analytical reasoning and research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data to provide conclusions


Modern Tool usage

Ability to use and learn techniques, skills and modern tools for scientific practices


Science and Society

Ability to apply reasoning to assess the different issues related to society and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional scientific practices


Life-Long Learning

Aptitude to apply knowledge and skills that are necessary for participating in learning activities throughout life



Capability to identify and apply ethical issues related to one’s work, avoid unethical behaviour such as fabrication of data, committing plagiarism and unbiased truthful actions in all aspects of work


Project Management

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and apply these to manage projects

 Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s):

  • PSO1:Understanding the human and physical environmental phenomena using specialized knowledge pertaining to various sub-fields of geography.
  • PSO2: Ability to use the state of art geospatial knowledge forresolving the social, economic, cultural and physical problems of the society.
  • PSO3: Learning the techniques of data acquisition, data processing and interpretation of locational and spatial data.
  • PSO4: Ability to demonstrate and communicate the geographical knowledge and inculcate analytical ability, research aptitude and relevant skills


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