Course Curriculum / Syllabus


Geography is a very fascinating subject that we can see in our daily lives. The traditional school curriculum does not show this to children. At The Institute of Geographical Studies (TIGS), we believe that geography is a very personal, lived experience for everyone.

We provide many opportunities for children to explore geography in non-traditional ways. This course is one of the ways they can explore geography through personal field research.

Student take-aways:

  1. A deeper and broader understanding of geography as a discipline (as opposed to subject taught in school curriculum).
  2. Critical thinking, understanding, and questioning skills in geography.
  3. Geographic communication skills.
  4. Applying geography concepts to a real-life location via a course capstone project.


The course will use a combination of:

  • Online discussions,
  • Worksheets, and
  • A field project that students will complete. Parent / care-giver / guardian must accompany their child for the field trip.

Course instructors:

  1. Dr Muthatha Ramanathan, Geographer, Research Associate, The Institute of Geographical Studies.
  2. Mr Sunil Ganu, Language Expert, Communications Associate, The Institute of Geographical Studies.
  3. Dr Chandra Shekhar Balachandran, Geographer, Founder + Director, The Institute of Geographical Studies.

Course details at a glance:

Dates: 15 November 2022 – 13 December 2022
Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Platform: Zoom
Registration: Required
Fee: INR 3,080
Last date for registration and fees: 13 November 2022
Max. capacity: 12 students
Minimum age: 13 years of age or 8th standard

Geography, Everywhere! from (Price INR 200) before 13 November 2022.


  1. Purchase e-book copy of Geography, Everywhere! from (Price INR 200) before 13 November 2022.
  2. Access to a working Gmail account.
  3. Broadband connection.
  4. Laptop (preferred) or tablet. Phone only for connection, if needed.
  5. Headphones or external speakers for clear audio.
  6. Proper space:
    1. Bright light for child’s face to be lit.
    2. No bright light from behind the child.
    3. As quiet as possible.
  7. Notebook, pen/pencil.

Work required:

  1. Interactive sessions.
  2. Field work.
  3. Reading.
  4. Writing.
  5. Responses to assignments.

 General course outline:

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