Geography Mains 2017
(28th August to December)
Duration: 3.5-4 months
Integrated Intensive ADVANCED (IIA) GEOGRAPHY MAINS COURSE is offline-online integrated course with an extensive coverage of the Mains syllabus. (It Comprises Basic Geography, Mains Course, QIP, and APSIP). It is a 15 week comprehensive programme for the IAS mains examination. The programme is inherently designed to cater to the needs of aspirants who have not studied Geography beyond the secondary school. The course has been specifically designed for beginners who do not even know ABC of Geography. The course intends to prepare the candidates to take this examination anywhere under any circumstance without any assistance. The course aims to help the candidates secure an above average marks (over 300 in the Mains and equip them with an attitude to be a humane administrator and a further citizen, a better citizen a cosmopolitan citizen). As the programme would advance learners would experience new levels of comfort, gain deeper insights and develop plethora of perspective, which is much required to answer with a stroke of creativity.Motive behind the course
To enable the candidates to have a solid conceptual framework and a knowledge base that will help them to develop an above average analytical ability. To know the dimensions of the subject and help them to answer the range of questions that can be asked and pick up the options with ease in the preliminary examination.
Eligibility of participants
The course is designed for all those candidates having the necessary qualification to appear for UPSC Civil Services, whether they have a background of the subject or not.
28th August 2017
Number of Participants
Integrated Intensive Foundation Geography Mains Course
Timing of Classes
5.30 PM to 8.30 PM
|Weekly slots||Topic||Faculty||Nature of the classes|
|4||Settlement, Models||KS, SM||Mentoring based|
|7||Geomorphology, Oceanography||KS, GF||Explanation Based|
|8||Bioenvironmental Geography||KS||Explanation Based|
|9||India, Physical and Natural Environment||KS||Explanation Based|
|10||India, Resources and Transport||KS||Mentoring based|
|11||India, Agriculture||SM||Coaching type, Dictation based|
|12||India, Industry||SM||Coaching type, Dictation based|
|13||Economy sections||GF||Coaching type, Dictation based|
|14||Regional Planning India, Regional Planning||GF||Coaching type, Dictation based|
What the students will get
All relevant books written by K.Siddhartha and S. Mukherjee, Short Smart Study (SSS) Series comprising 15-20 booklets, Xerox of Synopsis, and links of portal having a limited access.
Mains course 2018
The course has been designed to promote deeper insight and learning into the subject. The focus here is on extensive 'approach confined learning' that will touch every dimension of the topic to give a real holistic viewpoint so necessary an approach requires to qualify for Civil Services.
The 240 hour session excluding QIP will be essentially lecture based session. The sequencing of the topic has been so designed that the candidates having no prior knowledge of the subject can cruise comfortably, despite the fact that familiarity with the topics and the basics may be lacking. Throughout the session it is never assumed that the candidates have any basic idea of the topic but unless the candidates follow the topic systematically, for a semi scientific subject like geography it is very difficult for the candidates to comprehend the topic.
Faculty supportChief Mentor K. Siddhartha (ksiddhartha.com)
- K. Siddhartha (KS)
- S. Mukherjee (SM)
Author of Vol-I, Vol-II, Indian Industry, Cities Urbanisation and Urban System, A Modern Dictionary of Geography
- Tarique Khan
- Zulfilar Mohmmed
- Guest Faculty-Qualified candidates
|Geomorphology||KS, GF||24||Not applicable|
|Environmental Geography||KS||12||Not applicable|
|Economic Geography||KS||8||Not applicable|
|Model and Theories||KS||8||Not applicable|
|Perspective in Human Geography||KS||12||Not applicable|
|India Physical Setting||KS||18||Not applicable|
|Trade and Transportation||KS, GF||8||Not applicable|
|Cultural Setting||Optional, no Class required||4||Not applicable|
|India Settlement||KS||10||Not applicable|
|Regional Planning Regional Planning||GF||12||Not applicable|
|Contemporary Issues||GF||6||Not applicable|
|Political Aspects||KS||8||Not applicable|
- Total no. of lecture hours for Mains (excluding QIP) 230
- Total no. of lecture hours for Mains (including QIP) 260
- The number of hrs and days are only indicative not exact.
- The days of classes and their timings are totally under the discretion of the institute. They can be altered by course coordinator.
- The date of completion of the course is indicative, not exact.
- The candidates are advised to take one week of additional buffer duration into account.
Presumption of the ClassIt is not assumed as a part of the session that the students have knowledge of the basics. But it will be expected that the students will keep pace with the class and that the students will follow the sequence of the class. Despite all the background the candidates will be very hard pressed to understand the topic. The course is for sincere students who are likely to follow the theme and concept of the class. The Institute will not be responsible to insincere acts of the candidates.
- 1. The students must have done their Basic Geography
- 2. The candidate MUST complete ALL administrative and admission formalities before the commencement class.
- 3. The shift in the timing and venue of the classes is totally at Institutes discretion. Participants are advised to take this fact into account before taking admission.