DHANARAJ GOWNAMANI

Associate Professor
OLD 20, Hyderabad Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Dept. of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP 221005
Office: 0542-6701389, Mobile: 0-9026609355
Mail: gownamani@yahoo.co.in ; gownamani@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications
S.No.Degree Institution Year
i M.Sc. Dept. of Geography, Madras University 1992
ii B.Ed. Lady Willingdon College of Education, Madras University 1993
ii Ph. D. Dept. of Geography, Madras University 2011
Area of Specialisation:
Medical Geography. Having completed Ph. D. in Medical Geography and Geography of Tourism, taking an urban centre as a study area, interested in working with the urban slum population (published few research papers on slums of Chennai and Varanasi city). At present working in the directions of Women related diseases and Gerantology both in slum and non slum areas.

Award/ recognitions/ International Fellow/ Membership:

UGC-NET, UGC-JRF direct Award
INCA, Deccan Geographer, IIG, NGSI, National Geographer- Life Membership


List of selected/ major publications (Max. 10; in perfect/full citation):

  1. Gownamani D. 2003. Distributional Pattern of Slums and its Environ: A Case of Chennai Metropolitan City. National Geographical Journal of India. 49 (4): pp. 59-72.
  2. Gownamani D. 2007. A Geographical Analysis of Slum Population and its correlation with urban population in India. With Special reference to Varanasi City. National Geographer. 42 (1&2): pp.12-24
  3. Gownamani D. 2006. A Geographical Interpretation of Forests and Tribal in India: in, Singh, M.B. (ed.) Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Land, Water and Forest. Varanasi: Kamacha, Tara Press: pp. 569-613.


Additional information/ Achievements:  

Academic Achievements:
  • Attended one Orientation Course, two refresher course (one in Environmental Science and another in Geography), One Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in Management Studies, BHU.
  • Attended more than twenty five national and international conferences/ seminars/workshop and presented research paper on various burning issues in India.
  • Organized a Seminar On Reorienting Geography to meet Present and Future challenges (March 13-15,2012) as a Organizing Secretary and an another seminar "Ganga Plains: The problems and prospects" (Jan. 28-30,2013) as a Co-Convenor.
  • Editing a volume on"Reorienting Geography to Meet the Present and Future Challenges".

  • Administration Support:
  • University Level: SC/ST Standing Committee Member
  • Selection Committee Member
  • Sexual Harassment Committee Member (One Term)

  • Faculty Level:
  • Coordinator in B.Sc. Supplementary Examination till date
  • Additional Superintendent from 2005-2008
  • Additional Coordinator in B.Sc. Semester II Examination till date
  • Warden in Triveni complex from 1998 to 2001
  • Warden in SNPG, Gargi science Faculty hostel from 2001 to 2004
  • At present Warden in Gargi Hostel from 2012
  • Member in Disciplinary Committee
  • Anti-ragging Committee member till 2011

  • Department Level:
  • Admission Committee Member, Ragging Committee member.
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