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Name Dr. Prasenjit Acharya
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 447
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Mobile No 9811512890
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Address Dept. of Geography & Environment Management, Vidyasagar University
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDJawaharlal Nehru University2017
M.PhilJawaharlal Nehru University2012
M.ScBanaras Hindu University2009

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore – 721102 (Since August 2016)
Assistant Prof (Guest), Miranda House College, University of Delhi (Winter 2014)
Teaching assistant-ship, RD 407 Climatology and Biogeography with special reference to India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Winter 2012-13)

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Aerosol Climatology
Quantitative Remote Sensing
Crop Mapping
Physics and Chemistry of atmospheric aerosol
Remote sensing of aerosol
Spatio-temporal dynamics of atmospheric aerosol and its effect on radiative forcing
Monitoring of fire event from space
Modeling emission from fire pixels
Land surface phenology from time series satellite image

Course/ Subject Taught
GEO 101: Geotectonics
GEO 102: Hydrology
GEO 103: Climatology/Population Geography
GEO 105: Hydrological Techniques
GEO 106: Basics Statistics in Geography/Principles of Remote Sensing
GEO 201: Environmental Engineering
GEO 202: Population and Development/Regional Approach in Geography
GEO 204: Resource and its management/Earth System Science
GEO 205: Computer Basics and Application
GEO 206: Application of Remote Sensing and GIS
GEO 301: Economic Zone and Development Programmes in India
GEO 303: Physical Basics of Remote Sensing
GEO 304: Emerging Issues and Policies on Environment/Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management
GEO 305: Map transformation and geodesy/Spatial analysis in Geography
GEO 306: Research Methodology
GEO 401: Schools in Geographical Thought
GEO 403: Regional Development and Multilevel Planning
GEO 404: Advanced GIS and application of Remote Sensing
GEO 405: Advanced Quantitative Methods/GIS

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Estimation of Emission from Crop Residue Burning; Study Over North-West India During Harvesting SeasonAir Pollution and Climate Change in South Asia : Issues, Impact and Initiatives (Ed. Vol), by U Kulshrestha,167-2062017Athena Academic, London, UK
Flood hazard and risk assessment of 2014 floods in Kashmir Valley: a space-based multisensor approachNat. Hazards, 84: 437-4642016Springer Netherlands
GHG and Aerosol emission from fire pixel during crop residue burning under rice and wheat cropping systems in north-west IndiaInt. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B2, 753-7602016International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Characterizing and Quantifying The Effect of Aerosol Optical Depth Over North Indian Plain During Harvesting SeasonGeostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment : Challenges, Processes and Strategies (Ed. Vol), by N. Janardhana Raju,397–4042014Springer International Publishing
Comparison of MODIS derived land use land cover with Ministry of Agriculture reported statistics for IndiaJournal of Applied Remote Sensing, 72013SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics
Seasonal variability in aerosol optical depth over India: a spatio-temporal analysis using the MODIS aerosol productInternational Journal of Remote Sensing,34:13,4832-48492013Taylor & Francis
Shoreline change and sea level rise along coast of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary, Orissa: An analytical approach of remote sensing and statistical techniquesInternational Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences,1:3, 436-4552010Integrated Publishing Association

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Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
23rd ISPRS Congress2016Paper PresentedAuletris in Prague, Czech Republic
Introduction to R statistical programming2015Participant at the workshopJNU, New Delhi
IAMG 2014 conference on Geostatistical and Geospatial approaches for the characterization of natural resources in the environment: challenges, processes and strategies.2014Paper PresentedJawaharlal Nehru University
Microwave remote sensing (SAR) for natural resources2014Participant at the workshopJNU, New Delhi
International conference on Population Dynamism and Sustainable Resource Development2012Paper PresentedAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP
National Symposium on Space Technology for food & Environmental Security2012Paper PresentedIndian Society of Remote Sensing jointly with Indian Society of Geomatics, New Delhi
34th IIG meet and National Conference on Natural Resource Management and Decentralised Planning2012Paper PresentedCentre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulum, Kerala
National conference on satellite meteorology2011Paper PresentedIndian Meteorological Department, New Delhi
International seminar on Climate Change: spatial concerns and mitigation strategies2010Paper PresentedInstitute of Spatial Planning and Environmental Research, Panchkula, Haryana
Geo-informatics for Urban and Rural Mapping2010Participant at the workshopIISM, Hyderabad
Recent Techniques in Physical Geography2010Participant at the workshopQueen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Young Scholar Award in 34th IIG meetCentre for Earth Science Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala2012
Junior Research Fellowship in Earth ScienceCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research2010
Visiting Scholar under Queens India Welcome SchemeQueens University of Belfast, NI, UK.2010

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