Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, INDIA

Res: 23 Dhakuria Station Lane, Kolkata 700031, INDIA

E-mail: g.bhandari@civil.jdvu.ac.in
PH:+91-9433295486
Fax:+91-33-24146154
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Education
DegreeYearUniversity

Ph.D. 2003 Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
M.E. 1992 Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
B.E. 1990 BE College, Shibpore, Howrah, India

Teaching Experience (4)
 
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2012 to Till Date
Jadavpur University Reader 2009 to 2012
Jadavpur University Lecturer (Sr. Scale) 2004 to 2009
Jadavpur University Lecturer 2000 to 2004
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
 
TENAX Geosynthetics Manager (Civil Engg) 1997 to 1999
Field of Specialization
Geotechnical Engineering
Geosynthetic Materials
River Mechanics & Engineering
Coastal Engineering
Coastal Zone Management
Remote Sensing & GIS
Geohazards & Disaster Management
Traffic Planning & Management
Courses Taught/Teaching
UG Civil Engineering
1) Hydrology
2) Irrigation Engineering
3) Hydraulic Structures
4) Remote Sensing & GIS

PG Civil Engineering
1) Paper III - Slope Stability & Earth Dam
2) Paper IV - Remote Sensing & Its Application
3) Paper VI - Advanced Hydrology & Groundwater
4) Paper X - Coastal & Offshore Geotechnology

MA in Environment & Development
1) Disaster Management

M. Phil Programme on Oceanography & Coastal Management
1) River Hydraulics and Engineering
Research Area
Geotechnical Engineering
River Mechanics & Engineering
Coastal Engineering
Geohazard & Disaster Management
Traffic Planning & Management
Experience
Industrial Experience: 1997 to 1999
Teaching Experience: 2000 to Till Date
Research Experience: 2003 to Till Date (Post PhD)
Conference Papers Published (55)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Mesoscale Convective System Tracking in Satellite Thermal Infrared Images INDICON 2014 2014 Co-Author -
Temperature Induced Mean Based Cloud Motion Prediction Model for Multiple Cloud Clusters in Satellite Infrared Images Fourth International Conference of Emerging Applications of Information Technology 2014 Co-Author -279-282
Effect of Sheet Pile on Seepage below Earthen Dam IGC 2013 2013 Co-Author -
Changing Socio-economic Pattern in Sunderbans: A Challenge to the Society Recent Research in Earth System Science (GEOSPECTRUM) 2013 Co-Author -104-108
Application of General Fuzzy Min-Max Neural Network for the Clustering of Satellite Thermal Infrared Images IEMCON 2013 2013 Co-Author -
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Journal Papers Published (16)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Geocell as Reinforcement in Footings International Journal of Engineering Research & Applied Science (IJERAS) 2014 Co-Author 1-1-1-9
Estimation of Littoral Drift and Shoreline Changes of Digha Coast using Low Cost Field Measurements River Behaviour & Control 2014 Author 34-107-126
Backwater Profile during Barrage Gate Operation for Variable Pond Levels ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 2014 Co-Author -
Convective Cloud Detection and Tracking from Series of Infrared Images Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 2013 Co-Author Vol 41, Issue 2-291-299
Planning of Cost Effective Water Harvesting in a Sub Basin of the Subarnarekha River in the State of West Bengal, India Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology 2011 Co-Author 598-609
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Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

A Trainers Manual for Integrated Coastal Management Capacity Development University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 2003 Third Author
Awards(6)
Awarded By Award Name Year

European Commission Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award for Research Activity and Development of Further Exchange Programme at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, in the Academic Staff Mobility 2012
European Commission Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award for Research Activity at the Department of Earth System Analysis, ITC, Netherlands, in the Academic Staff Mobility 2010
INCA Second Best Paper Award, of XXX INCA International Congress 2010
European Commission Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award for Research Activity at the Centre for Risk Analysis and Management at Lund University (LUCRAM), Sweden in the Academic Staff Mobility 2009
European Commission Erasmus Mundus Scholar Award for Teaching at the Department of Civil Engineering, Norwegian University of Technology (NTNU), Norway in the International MSc Course on Coastal & Marine Engineering & Management 2007
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Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (8)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Sefali Biswas Geocell Supported Embankment over Soft Clay Prof. R B Sahu Ongoing 2014
Smita Tung Study of Seepage through Earthen Dam and Foundation with Sheet Pile as Cutoff by Numerical Modeling Prof. S.P. Mukherjee Ongoing 2014
Pritam Aitch Characterisation of Subsoil by Variability Modelling using Geostatistics and GIS Prof. S.C. Das Complete 2013
Madhurima Das Water Harvesting Techniques to Increase Agricultural Productivity using Remote Sensing and GIS in Purulia District of West Bengal Dr. Pabitra Banik, ISI, Kolkata Ongoing 2013
Barnali Goswami A Study on Detection of Near Real-Time Heavy Rain Clouds and Estimation of Precipitation Based on Infra Red Band of Satellite Imageries None Ongoing 2012
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M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (4)
Name Of The Scholar Thesis Name Co-Superviser Year

Pradyut Kundu Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Wastewater Generated from a Textile Dyeing Industry Basudeb Das 2006
Mousam Chatterjee A Study of Air Pollution Detection through Remote Sensing Pritam Aitch 2006
Chinmoy Boral Study of Some Aspects of Meteorology in Western Alluvium Plain in the State of West Bengal Dr. Debasri Roy 2006
Ram Ratan Yadav Study of Few Water Quality Parameters at the Tidal Inlet of Digha-Shankarpur Coast Basudeb Das 2004
MASTER Thesis Guidance (17)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Lalima Banerjee An Experimental Study on Geocell Reinforced Embankment Over Soft Clay None 2014
Smita Tung A Study on Effect of Sheet Pile on Seepgae Parameters and Stability of Dam by Numerical Modelling None 2013
Arnab Dutta Analytical Study on Flood Induced Sand Boiling None 2012
Amalendu Gope Seismic Design of Earthen Slope by Extended Bishops Method None 2011
Jhumur Dey Estimation of Pore Water Pressure Distribution and Saturation Zone in a Tidal Water Front Embankment None 2010
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Project Works (11)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Study on Sunderban Environment and Sustainable Livelihood of Sunderban People Co-Investigator DST, Govt of India Rs. 7,00,000/- 36 Months June 2009 to May 2012 Ongoing
Bank erosion of some rivers of West Bengal and possible remedial measures Academic Activities DST, Govt of India Rs. 3,50,000/- 36 Months December 1999 to August 2000 Complete
A Study of Shoreline and Beach Profile Changes along Digha Coast, Through Field Measurements and Theoretical Modeling Academic Activities CSIR, Govt of India Rs. 1,50,000/- 12 Months December 1995 to November 1996 Complete
Study of Water Resources Utilisation and Flood Damage Assessment of Mahananda Basin in India by Remote Sensing Academic Activities MOWR, Govt of India Rs. 5,00,000/- 36 Months September 1995 to August 1997 Complete
A Study of Erosional and Accretional Activities along Digha Coast for Planning Sustainable Development Academic Activities DOD, Govt of India Rs. 7,00,000/- 36 Months September 1992 to August 1995 Complete
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Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (3)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

Research Work on Traffic Planning & Management using GIS & other relevant tools, along with student and faculty exchange programme North Dakota State University, USA 2010
Research Work on Hydraulic Structures and other related field in Hydraulics Engineering, along with student and faculty exchange programme University of Parma, Italy 2009
Research Work on Tsunami Hazard Assessment in the Northern Bay of Bengal Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh (2006-2011) 2006
InviteLectures (25)
 
Title Organised By Venue Year

Conflict between Social Issues and Environmental Issues: Sunderban Case Study Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2012
Engineering Preparedness for Disaster Mitigation Forum of Senior Engineers of India and Indian Science Congress Association University College of Science, Rajabazar, Kolkata 2011
Geotechnical Investigation Techniques for Deep Foundation Chief Engineer Eastern Command Kolkata 2010
Disaster Management: An Overview Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET), Lund University, Sweden Kurhuset, Lund University, Sweden 2009
People of Sunderbans: Present Status of Livelihood and Future Scope of Development Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden Lund University, Sweden 2009
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Membership Of Learned Societies (12)
 
Title

IAH - Indian Association of Hydrologists (LM - 1254)
ISRS - Indian Society of Remote Sensing (L-2287)
FOSET - Forum of Scientists, Engineers & Technologists (LM/2003-1298)
IGS - Indian Geotechnical Society (LM-1991))
IEI - Institution of Engineers (India) (M-128428-7)
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Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (9)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Training Course on Earthquake Disaster Management, for the Practicing Engineers, under the National Programme for Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBEERM) scheme of NDMA, Government of India Jadavpur University in collaboration with Government of West Bengal Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2012
Refresher Course on Disaster Management Department of Civil Engineering Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2010
Retraining of College Teachers on Effective Communication in Teaching under University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) Programme of UGC School of Oceanographic Studies Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2007
Refresher Course on Disaster Management School of Oceanographic Studies Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2006
Retraining of College Teachers on Environmental Sciences - Exploring the Domain under University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) Programme of UGC School of Oceanographic Studies Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2006
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Seminar/Conference/Workshop (27)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

Application of Nonconventional Materials and Technologies in Rural Roads IIT Bhubaneswar in association with National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA) Bhubaneswar, India 2014 Interactive Workshop
National Seminar on Remote Sensing and Environment School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University in Collaboration with Council and Department of Science & Technology, Government of West Bengal Jadavpur University Campus, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032 2014 Member of Organising Committee
INDICON 2012 on Innovations in Social and Humanitarian Engineering IEEE Kochi Subsection, Kerala Section and IEEE India Council Kochi 2012 Paper Presented
33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2012) Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) Pattaya, Thailand 2012 Paper Presented
INDICON 2011 on Engineering Sustainable Solutions IEEE Hyderabad Section and IEEE India Council Hyderabad 2011 Paper Presented
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Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (5)
 
Type of Professional Activity Period

EC Member, Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS), Kolkata Chapter 2014 to Till Date
EC Member, Society of Civil Engineers, Jadavpur University 2014 to Till Date
EC Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Kolkata Chapter 2012 to Till Date
Secretary, Society of Civil Engineers, Jadavpur University 2010 to 2011
EC Member, Indian Association of Hydrologists, WBRC 2004 to Till Date
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Consultancy work / Testing (12)
 
Work Title Organization Name Amount Year

Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy Services for Foundation Design of Proposed Multi-purpose Cyclone Shelters at West Bengal, NDMA Project Government of India 840000 2011
Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy for Foundation Design of Proposed Polytechnique College at Baruipur, West Bengal Kolkata Metropolitan Development authority, Government of West Bengal 151773 2011
Proposed Runway Extension for Kolkata International Airport Project Airports Authority of India (AAI) 350000 2010
Preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR) for Coastal Protection Project along Digha-Shankarpur Coastal Stretch Irrigation & Waterways Directorate, Government of West Bengal 2000000 2010
Vetting of the Technical Proposal for Roads Projects of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojona (PMGSY) Government of India 1000000 2009
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Other Notable Activities (11)

1) Was involved as Member of Board of Studies (BoS) of Civil Engineering of West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
2) Was involved as Member of Expert Committee constituted by the State Government of West Bengal (India), for Digha Coastal Protection
3)Module on Disaster Management, was developed for a Web based Distance Learning Post Graduate course in Jadavpur University
4) Awareness generation on Sundarban Embankment Failure, Awareness camp organised by Joygopalpur Gram Bikash Kendra, Basanti, 24 PGS (S), November 14, 2009
5) Awareness generation on Tsunami and Disaster Management to the society through several small meetings and seminars
6) Organised different community based activity through NSS, Jadavpur University, as Program Officer of NSS, JU.
7) Awareness generation on Conflict between Social Issues and Environmental Issues in Sunderban
8) Worked as Joint Coordinator (Civil Engg.) and Coordinator (all three courses) for Degree Engineering in Evening Course(s)
9) External Expert Member of Doctoral Committee of Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Howrah, India.
10) Examined three Masters Degree (Engineering) thesis as on 2014
11) Completed during 2011, Internationally Collaborative Research Work on Tsunami Hazard Assessment in the Northern Bay of Bengal, Collaborated with Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Institute of Water Modelling (IWM), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB)