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Name Dr. Dipanwita K. Dutta
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 488
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Address Department of Remote Sensing & GIS,Vidyasagar University
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph. D.Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) and IIT (KGP)2016
M. Sc. (Remote Sensing & GIS)Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands & Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, India2010
M. Sc. (Geography)University of Calcutta2006
B. Sc. (Geography) Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta 2004

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Senior Research Fellow, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Remote Sensing & GIS, Vidyasagar University

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Natural hazards, urban dynamics, vegetation stress
Application of Geo-spatial techniques in Urbanization, Agriculture, Drought and Desertification

Course/ Subject Taught
Digital Image Processing
Hyperspectral and LIDAR Remote Sensing
Fundamentals of GIS
Digital Cartography
Spatial Decision Support System
GIS Project Management

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
A Geo-spatial study for analyzing temporal responses of NDVI to rainfallSingapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 39: 107-1162018Wiley
Desertification in western Rajasthan (India): an assessment using remote sensing derived rain-use efficiency and residual trend methodsNatural Hazards, DOI:10.1007/s11069-016-2689-y2017Springer
A geo-spatial study on spatio-temporal growth of brackish water aquaculture along the coastal areas of West Bengal (India)Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2:612016Springer
Monitoring the Vegetation Health over India during Contrasting Monsoon Years using the Satellite Remote Sensing IndicesArabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:1442016Springer
Shoreline shifting and its prediction using remote sensingand GIS techniques: a case study of Sagar Island, West Bengal(India)Journal of Coastal Conservation, 20(1):61-802016Springer
Soil erosion risk assessment in Sanjal watershed, Jharkhand(India) using geo-informatics, RUSLE model and TRMM dataModeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1:372015Springer
Monitoring the Extent of Desertification Processes in Western Rajasthan (India) using Geo-Information ScienceArabian Journal of Geosciences, 8(8): 5727-5737 2015Springer
Spatial pattern of urban landscape in Delhi NCT and its Peri-urban area using support vector machine techniqueDiscovery, 39(180): 166-1722015Discovery Publication
Assessment of Agricultural Drought in Rajasthan (India) using Remote Sensing Derived Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) and Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 18 (1): 53-632015Elsevier
Meteorological Trend Analysis in Western Rajasthan (India) using Geographical Information System and Statistical TechniquesJournal of Environment and Earth Science, 5 (5): 90-992015IISTE
Growth of Dehradun city: An Application of Linear Spectral Unmixing (LSU) Technique using Multi-temporal Landsat Satellite Data SetsRemote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 1(1): 98-1112015Elsevier
Drought assessment in the Dhar and Mewat Districts of India using meteorological, hydrological and remote-sensing derived indicesNatural Hazards, 77(2): 733-7512015Springer
Identifying the Process of Environmental Changes of ChuruDistrict, Rajasthan (India) Using Remote Sensing IndicesAsian Journal of Geoinformatics, 14(3):14-222014Asian Association of Remote Sensing
Analyzing the Applicability of PS-n Crop Growth Model for Prediction of Millet Yield in Eastern Rajasthan of IndiaInternational Journal of Innovative Research and Studies, 2 (10):294-3102013IJIRS
Predicting Agricultural Drought in Eastern Rajasthan Using NDVI and Standardized Precipitation IndexGeocarto International, 28(3): 192-2092013Taylor & Francis
Designing a Geo-spatial framework for Rapid Damage Assessment: A Case StudyInternational Journal of Remote Sensing and GIS, 3(2):24-332012STM Journals
Analyzing the Performance of Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Model for Predicting Agricultural Productivity in Eastern RajasthanResearch Journal of Agricultural Sciences,2(3):555-5592011RJAS
Monitoring desertification risk through climate change and human interference using Remote sensing and GIS techniquesInternational Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, 2(1):21-332011Integrated Publishing Association

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Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Climate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction,Sustainable Development Goals SeriesSpringer ( of one chapter (Part I, no. 05)
Sustainable Smart Cities in India: Challenges and Future PerspectivesSpringer (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47145-7)2017Contributor of one chapter (09)
Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Monitoring and ManagementScientific Publishers (India)2016Contributor of one chapter (17)
Resource Management and Development Strategies: A Geographical PerspectivePravalika Publications (India)2015Contributor of two chapters (8 & 15)

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
DEBARATI BERAAssessment of Agricultural Drought Vulnerability in Kangsabati River Basin using Geo-Spatial Techniques Ongoing2020 (Expected)
BIJOY KRISHNA GAYENParticulate Matter in Delhi and surroundings in the context of rapid urbanization: An assessment using satellite datasets Ongoing2020 (Expected)
TANUSHREE BASU ROYSundargarh and Keonjhar districts, Odisha: A study in Forest degradation using Geospatial Techniques Ongoing2020 (Expected)

Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Analysing the Environmental Impact of Urban Growth in Delhi and its Peri-Urban Areas using Multi Temporal Satellite DatasetsProject InvestigatorUGC400002 year20152017

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Remote Sensing: Progress and ApplicationsUGC Sponsored National Seminar on Water Conservation, Recharge and Morphology of Tanks: A Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS Approach, Pingla Thana MahavidyalayaPingla, East Midnapore2013

Membership of Learned Society 
Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI)
Indian Society of Remote Sensing

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Resource Person, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Water Conservation, Recharge and Morphology of Tanks: A Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS Approach, May 7-8, 2013, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya, East Midnapore2013 to 2013
Executive Committee Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Kolkata Chapter)2016 to 2018

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Workshop on Multi-disciplinary Approach to Remote Sensing - Recent Trends2017Paper PresenterIndian Society of Remote Sensing (Kolkata Chapter), Kolkata
National Seminar cum Lecture Series on Identity Crisis: Problem of Writing Local History of the Bengal Delta and Aspects of Accreditation in Higher Education of India2017ParticipantVidyasagar University, Midnapore
GI_Forum Conference, 20172017Paper PresenterDepartment of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria
Training Program on ICT Components and Smart Campus Services2017ParticipantComputer Centre, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
Workshop on Use of New Media, New Technology and Innovations for Improving Quality of Higher Education2016ParticipantCentre of Higher Education Studies and Training & Society for Education and Economic Development, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
36th INCA International Congress2016Paper PresenterDepartment of Geography, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal
9th International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference2016Paper PresenterShaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi
Advanced School and Workshop on Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction and Application to Drought Prediction2015ParticipantThe Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
Geo-Engineering and Climate Change Technologies for Sustainable Environmental Management” (GCCT-2015)2015Paper PresenterMotilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad
35th INCA International Congress2015Paper PresenterJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Workshop on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education2015ParticipantDept. of English, University of Kalyani
36th Indian Geographers’ Meet and International Seminar on Environmental Changes and Challenges: Local, Regional and Global Perspectives2015Paper PresenterDepartment of Geography, Gauhati University, Gauhati
UGC sponsored national seminar on Occupational Safety and Health of Indian Women at Workplace2015ParticipantWomen Studies Center, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal
National conference on Geo-Environmental Issues and Sustainable Urban Development (GEN-2014)2014Paper PresenterMotilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad
International conference on Environmental Perspectives and Resource Management2014Paper PresenterInstitute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics , Kolkata
National Seminar on Agriculture and Rural Development in West Bengal: Challenges and Options2014ParticipantDept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University
27th Annual Conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) and National cum International Seminar on Geomorphology and Geospatial Technology in Environmental Management and Societal Development2014Paper PresenterDepartment of Geography and Remote Sensing and GIS, Vidyasagar University
ISPRS TC VIII Mid Term Symposium and international conference on Operational RS Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges2014Paper PresenterISPRS Technical Commission VIII, Indian Society of Remote Sensing and Indian Society of Geomatics, Hyderabad
Geoinformatics in Marine and Coastal Environments2013ParticipantAndhra University, Visakhapatnam
National Symposium on Remote Sensing and GIS for Environment2013Paper PresenterAndhra University, Visakhapatnam,Indian Society of Geomatics and Indian Society of Remote Sensing
UGC Sponsored National Workshop on NME-ICT: Services and Its Implementation2013ParticipantVidyasagar University, Midnapore
EDUSAT based Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Program2012ParticipantIndian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and IIRS, Dehradun
ESRI Training Program on ArcGIS 102011TraineeESRI India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
XXXII Indian Geographers Meet and International Conference on Climate Change, Geo-hazards and Disaster Management2011Paper PresenterUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur
International Seminar on Technology, Energy and Sustainable Rural Environment2011Paper PresenterBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi
National Seminar on Agrometeorological Research and Services to Combat Climate Change2011Paper PresenterAssociation of Agrometeorologists and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal
3rd International Geography Congress (3rd INTGC-2011)2011Paper PresenterCentre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), Kozhikode, Kerala
23rd Annual Conference of Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) & National Seminar on Global Environmental Change: Geomorphological Issues and Challenges2010Paper PresenterGauhati University, Guwahati

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar cum Lecture Series on Geoinformatics for Environmental Issues and Management (GEIM-2018)2018ConvenerUGC
National Seminar on Geoinformatics for Environmental Issues and Management (GEIM-2017)2017ConvenerUGC and ISRS
National cum International Seminar on Geomorphology and Geospatial Technology in Environmental Management and Societal Development2014Assistant Treasurer and member of Organizing CommitteeUGC

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Grant under International Travel Support SchemeDST-SERB2017
International Travel GrantUGC2017
WMO-ICTP GrantICTP, Trieste, Italy2015
Holland Alumni AmbassadorNuffic Neso Desk India2011
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)NUFFIC, the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education2009
National Eligibility Test (NET)UGC, Govt. of India2007
National Merit ScholarshipDirector of Public Instruction, Govt. of India2001

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