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Pay and Remuneration
In university departments and colleges an, an Assistant Professor may get anywhere between Rs. 1.8 lakhs to Rs 4.5 lakhs per year as basic salary and a Professor may get between Rs. 4.5 lakhs and 8 lakhs as basic pay per year.
In Government jobs and with NGO’s one usually begins with a lesser salary. Private organisations pay higher.
After studying geography one can join the teaching and academic institutions. One can also use skills in various other career options. One can go for higher studies in Town and urban planning or one can go in the field of cartography, Interested candidates can go for fields like geology and meterology. Geographers can also choose careers in the field of surverying etc where they do land valuations. Geomatics and Geo Informatics are also coming up as excellent fields. Travel and tourism and Content writing for the travel industry is another option. Research organisation and organizations involved in environment conservation are offer good employment options.
James Rennell is considered to be the father of Indian Geography, he started making maps while he was in school itself.
Shashi Bhusan is another famous Indian geographer.
Rajesh Mathur, NIIT-GIS Vice Chairman, has contributed a lot in the geo-spatial industry for over two decades in India and he was conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award at India Geospatial Forum in 2012.
A day in life
On a typical day a geographer may be engaged in making changes to the existing maps or graphs. For this he would do a lot of research using existing maps, satellite images and Photographs. Sometimes he/she would also use field observations to complete the information needed. With the help of geographic information software and statistical tools he can create or modify a map/ graph.