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Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Sheeba Afsar.


Department of Geography is one of the pioneer departments of University of Karachi. It was established in 1952 under the chairmanship of Professor Dr. Manick B. Pithawala. Professor Oscar Schmider was one of the leading German Geographers who served as Chairman in the department. Department has been providing teaching and research in various fields of Geography for the last sixty years. Department has been served by leading Pakistani Geographers who were educated in USA, UK, Germany, India etc. The Department has an excellent academic history. The Department of Geography is the only Department among Universities of Pakistan which hosted International Geography Union (IGU) Conference. More than twenty Professors have served the Department as Chairpersons. Presently Prof. Dr. Sheeba Afsar is Chairperson. The Department has qualified academic staff which includes Professors, Assistant Professors and Visiting Faculty.


Career Opportunities

Geography graduates with Master's degree generally find useful employment in some major fields, i.e. education, administration, and private organizatio& other cellular companies, K-Electric, SSGC, Archeological Department, Planning Commission, and provincial departments of planning and development have employed geographers for their Geo-Spatial skills. Private firms, and Non-Governmental Organizations i.e. ECIL Consulting Services, Cabernet, Fiber optics, (NGOs) also utilize the expertise of geographers. There are various fields of application in Pakistan where geographer can explore job opportunities successfully to survive and Empowering Communities.


Industrial Link

National and Multinational Organizations where the Graduates of the Department occupy key positions.
  • Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP)
  • Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
  • Geoscience Lab
  • Natural History Museum
  • Saindak Metal Mines Ltd.
  • Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC)
  • Pakistan Steels
  • Ministry of Petroleum (Petroleum Cell)
  • Private Sectors
  • Civil Services of Pakistan
  • Defense Science & Technology Organization
  • Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
  • Minerals International Exploration Inc. (BHP)
  • Allen Mor
  • Karachi Development Authority (KDA)
  • Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan
  • HUB CO Power Project
  • Balochistan Development Authority (BDA)
  • Pakland Cement Ltd.
  • Ceramic Industries
  • Universities of Pakistan, USA, Canada, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia etc.
  • Oil and Services Companies
  • Baker Hughes Inteq (BHI)
  • Oil & Gas Development Corporation (OGDC)
  • Union Texas Pakistan Incorporated (UTP)
  • Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL)
  • LASMO Oil Pakistan Ltd. (LASMO)
  • Occidental of Pakistan Inc. (OPI)
  • United Mineral Corporation (UMC)
  • Pakistan Oil Field Ltd. (POL)
  • Associated Mineral Industry (AMI)
  • Spyerry-Sun
  • BHP
  • Geoservices





Department of Geography, University of Karachi is celebrated its Diamond Jubilee from 6th to 8th November 2012, in the Department/University as per deliberations of members of the Organizing Committee and Alumni :: Read More | Ad | Portfolio