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Name Dr. Prasenjit Acharya
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Name GEOGRAPHY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-359 / Centrex Extn. 359
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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
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
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Finding a suitable niche for cultivating cactus pear (Opuntia ?cus-indica) as an integrated crop in resilient dryland agroecosystems of IndiSustainability 11, 5897: 1-212019MDPI
MAPPING RICE CROPPING SYSTEM IN THE LOWER GANGETIC PLAIN USING LANDASAT 8 (OLI) AND MODIS IMAGERY.International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 42, 52018ISPRS
Characterisation of emission from open-field burning of crop residue during harvesting period in north-west IndiaEnvironmental monitoring and assessment, 190,6632018Springer
Seasonal characteristics of black carbon aerosol mass concentrations and influence of meteorology, New Delhi (India)Urban Climate, 24,968-9812018Elsevier
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

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Other Publication

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Arabinda maityMonitoring of the changes in cropping pattern and cropping intensity in south Bengal Ongoing2023 (Expected)
Gunadhar BarikDynamics of seasonal atmospheric aerosols and their relationship with meteorological parameters in LGP of West Bengal Ongoing2023 (Expected)

Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Cactus suitability mapping over IndiaPrincipal investigatorInternational Centre for Agricultural Research in Dryland Areas (ICARDA)2700000 year and 6 months20182018
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Basic geospatial analysis using RUniversity of Gour Banga, Malda, WBDepartment of Geography, University of Gour Bnaga2020
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
ISPRS-GEOGLAM-ISRS international workshop on earth observations for agricultural monitoring2019Paper presentedIndian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi
IASTA conference on aerosol impacts: human health to climate change2018Paper presentedIIT Delhi
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

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Essential laboratory and field techniques in Geosciences2016OrganizerDST
Award NameAwarded ByYear
DST Travel Fellowship for young scholarDepartment of Science and Technology, GoI2016
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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