Professor, Department of Geography
Jadavpur University, Kolkata - 700032
PH:033 2475 3005 , 9433342769
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Ph.D. 1996 University of Calcutta
M.Sc 1984 University of Calcutta
B.Sc 1982 University of Calcutta

Teaching Experience (12)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

University of Calcutta Guest Faculty 2015 to Till date
Jadavpur University Professor and Head 2014 to Till date
University of Burdwan Professor 2012 to 2014
Tripura University Visiting Professor 2010 to 2011
West Bengal State University Guest Faculty 2009 to 
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Urban Geography and Regional Planning
Courses Taught/Teaching
Ph.D course Work, M.Phil, Post Graduate and Under Graduate
Research Area
Urban planning, rural development, use of RS /GIS in urban studies, environmental auditing
Experience 22 years teaching at UG , PG,M.Phil
Conference Papers Published (6)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Revival of Darjeeling Town -Future Prospects and plans International Seminar on Environmental Perspectives and Resource Management, 2014 2014 Second Author ISBN 978-81-928047-4-3-67-74
Revival of Darjeeling Town-Future Prospects and plans seminar Proceedings of International Seminar on Environmental Perspectives and Resource Management 2014 -67- 74
Urban Expansion and its Impact on the Environment: A Case study of Kolkata Metropolitan Area 3rd International Geography Congress entitled -Sustainable Natural Resource Management Under Changing Climate Scenario 2013 First author Allied Publishers , New Delhi 2013 , ISBN No. 978- 81-8424-774-9-316-321
Peoples Participation and Perception of Urban Governance : A case Study of Durgapur National seminar of 33rd Indian Geography Congress , Resources and Development : Issues and Challenges 2013 Second Author Progressive Publishers , Kolkata ISBN 81-8064-252-6-
The Role of Urban Forestry in making Cities Sustainable UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Environmental Degradation and Strategies for Conservation and Management, PG Department , Krishnanagar Government College NATMO ,Government of India 2012 First author -8-11
Journal Papers Published (51)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Socio Economic changes of Existing Villages of New Town Kolkata Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research 2019 Vol.8 No.-
Rural-Urban Disparity in Access to Household Level Basic Amenities: A Case of West Bengal Population Geography 2018 Vol 40 1 and 2-31-42
Possibilities of Urbanization in Rural Areas of Kolkata Metropolitan Area Transaction of the Indian Institute of Geographers 2018 Vol.40 No.2-225 - 239
Well Being of Aged in Kolkata Indian Journal Of Regional Science 2018 Vol. , No. 50-82-89
Monitoring Urban Growth and Land Use Change Detection in Southern Fringes of Kolkata The Indian Geographical Journal 2017 Vol.92 No.2-168-183
Books Published (4)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Urban Redevelopment and High Rise Buildings of Kolkata - (Co-author) Progressive Publishers , Kolkata , ISBN 81-8064 253 4 2013
Resources and Development: Issues and Concerns - (Co-Editor) Progressive Publishers , Kolkata ISBN 81-8064-252-6 2013
West Bengal: Geospatial Issues - (Associate Editor) Department of Geography , The University of Burdwan ISBN 938081320-1 2012
Urban Geography, soft Netaji Open University 2008
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (9)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Moumita Sar Rural-Urban Interdependency: A Study Around Durgapur Expressway In Barddhaman District, West Bengal 2019
Sushoban Mazumder Shifting of Externalities due to southward Growth of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration Area 2018
Susmita Bhowmick Identification And Prospect Of Potential Sub-Centres For Balanced Development In Kolkata Metropolitan Region 2017
Jaya Thakur Developmental Status And Socio- Cultural Transformation In Selected Peripheral Areas Of Kolkata 2017
Rajib Sarkar Role Of Urban Forestry Towards Creation Of Eco-Cities: A Case Study Of Kolkata 2016
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (2)
Name Of The Scholar Thesis Name Co-Superviser Year

Sumita Roy Access to Urban Public Services -A case Study of Rajarhat -Gopalpur Municipality 2013
Sreeparna Banerjee Sustainable Transport Planning : Estimating the Ecological footprints of Vehicular Travel on Roadways 2012
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (0)
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (7)

Geographical Society of India, Calcutta.
Indian National Cartographic Association, India.
Regional Science Association, India.
National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), New Delhi
Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradhun
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (2)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Winter School: Research Methodology for Social Sciences -Joint coordinator of the Course UGC-ASC University of Burdwan 2014
Joint coordinator of 2nd refresher Course in Development Studies UGC-ASC University of Burdwan 2014
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (2)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

35th India Geographer s Meet and International Conference on Environment, Development and Equity Department of Geography, University of Burdwan Department of Geography, University of Burdwan 2013 Chairperson of the conference
33rd Indian Geography Congress Department of Geography, University of Burdwan Department of Geography, University of Burdwan 2011 Organising Secretary of The Congress
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)