1. Prologue
  2. G2/P1: Plate Tectonics Theory: The beginning
  3. G2/P2: Great African Rift Valley, World-Geography: Africa
  4. G2/P3: Fold Mountains & Convergent Plates: Andes, Rockies, Himalaya


  • These geography lectures are conducted by Ms. Rajtanil at Sardar Patel institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad.
  • Second session began on 7th February 2015, and uploaded on youtube. Total ~2:30 hours but I’ve split it into three parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at Mrunal.org/Download
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because faculties are required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English in the powerpoints.

G2/P1: Plate Tectonics Theory: The beginning

Geography Plate Tectonics theory

  1. Recap of the previous lecture: Latitude., Longitude, Solstice, equinox, Timezones, International Dateline, Earth Interior, Rock Cycle, Continental drift theory, Sea-floor spreading theory, Mid-oceanic ridge and trenches
  2. Plate tectonic theory: Plates of the earth, property of interior rocks and how they affect interaction among the plates
  3. Divergent plate boundary of oceanic plates and continental plates (conti. in next part of video)

Youtube video link: http://youtu.be/yLwI0wmLYjc

G2/P2: Great African Rift Valley, World-Geography: Africa

Great African Rift

  1. Diagram of Phases of divergent continental plate
  2. Rift valley – nascent sea – mid oceanic ridge
  3. Great African rift valley, Nascent sea – red sea
  4. Plates Knots: African Valley, Red Sea and Gulf of Kutch
  5. Lakes around great African rift valley
  6. Nile river – origin and important tributaries
  7. Grand renaissance dam, Ethiopia
  8. Important Map-Locations in Africa, Prelim 2000 MCQ on African Lakes.
  9. 3 Types of Convergent plate boundaries.
  10. Ocean –ocean convergence, Island arcs
  11. Mains 2014 question on ocean-ocean convergent boundary
  12. World Geography: Important Islands of south East Asia
  13. World Geography: Islands of Indian ocean and their significance in International diplomacy.

Youtube video link: http://youtu.be/Yk5Mnjq6tgI

G2/P3: Fold Mountains & Convergent Plates: Andes, Rockies, Himalaya

Mountain Ranges of World

  1. Convergent plate boundary Explained
  2. Volcanic mountain chain
  3. World Geography: Andes mountain range, important locations around Andes
  4. World Geography: Rockies mountain range, Grand canyon, important location around Rockies
  5. Solved: Prelim and Mains Questions about Volcanic peaks and mountain ranges
  6. Continental fold mountain chains Explained
  7. Formation of Himalayas and Karakoram range
  8. World Geography: Physical map of Europe, Alps range, Bosporus strait, important rivers and cities of Europe
  9. Transform boundary explained.
  10. San Andreas fault
  11. Meteorite impact theory

Youtube video link: http://youtu.be/Zux6GpUVH7k