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Name Dr. Somnath Rudra
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Name GEOGRAPHY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-358 / Centrex Extn. 358
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
BA (Honours)Visva-Bharati2002
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore since 11 August, 2016
Assistant Professor, Manbhum Mahavidyalaya, Manbazar, Purulia since 18 July 2008
Assistant Teacher, Bandhnabagram Gandhi Vidyapith, Birbhum since 5 October, 2007
Assistant Teacher, Kurumba Mukundalal High School, Birbhum since 1 January, 2005
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Urban Geography
Environment Management
Regional Planning
Population Geography
Regional Planning and Environment Management
Course/ Subject Taught 
Landscape Ecology
Population Geography
Urban Geography
Regional Planning
Environmental Engineering
Political Geography
Regional Geography
Environmental Mapping
Agricultural Mapping
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Trends and Pattern of Urbanisation in Purulia district: A Spatiotemporal AnalysisInternational Journal of Research and Analytical Review, 6(1), 819-8292019International Journal of Research and Analytical Review
Impact of Fluoride Contamination on Human Health: a Case Study of Kharai Village of Purulia DistrictISRJ, 6(6), ISSN: 2230-7850 DOI : 10.9780/223078502016Laxmi Book Publication,
Nature and Extent of Fluoride Contamination and its Impact on Human Health and Society: A Case Study of Purulia District, West BengalINCA, 36 (2): 110-1222016INCA
Assessment of Healthcare Status of Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu: A Medical Geographical ApproachIJIRSET 4(10): pp 9768-9774. DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2015.04100392015International Journal of Innovative Research in Science Engineering and Technology
Supply of Alternate Safe Drinking Water: a Major Remedy to Combat FluorosisPanchokot Essays, 5(1), pp 112-1192014Panchokot Mahavidyalaya, Purulia

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Analysis of Agricultural Productivity and Development Status of Agriculture: A Blockwise Study of Birbhum DistrictJournal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 6(2), 509-5232019Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research
Impact of Fluoride on Human Life: A Case Study on a Tribal Village of Purulia Districtin Edited book: Environmental Geography and Sustainable Society, 311-3242018Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Limited, New Delhi
Fluoride contamination of ground water at Jamda village in Laxmisagar G.P, at Simlapal block of Bankura district, West Bengal: a geographical analysisIndian Journal of Geography and Environment, 15-16: 107-1142018Dept. of Geography and Environment Management, Vidyasagar University
Analysis of Crop diversification and Irrigation Intensity: A Study of Birbhum DistrictGeographical Review of India, 79 (4): 382-3962017The Geographical Society of India, Kolkata
Socio-Economic Problems Associated with the Fluoride Contamination in Drinking Water: A Search for Alternative MeasuresEnvironmental Disaster: A Vision Plan and Sustainable Development2016Cooch Behar College
Problems of Fluoride Contamination in Drinking Water: A Case Study in Patamputra Village of Purulia DistrictPractising Geographer, 18(2), pp 71-812014Foundation of Practising Geographers
Problems Associated with the Socioeconomic Conditions of Population in a Fluoride Affected Village: A Search for Alternative Measures for their AlleviationEastern Geographer, Vol:XX No.: 1, pp 361-3702014Eastern Geographical Society
Water Crisis Mitigation: Problems and Prospects in Purulia DistrictBODHI2014Manbhum Mahavidyalaya
Nature and Extent of Impact of Fluoride on Human Health: a Geographical Analysis.Journal of Interacademicia2014Dr. A. Sarkar, Kalyani
Fluoride Contamination in Drinking Water in the Rural Habitation: A Major ChallengePractising Geographer, 17(1) pp. 264-2722013Foundation of Practising Geographers

Other Publication

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Biswajit MaityLocal Climate Analysis of Haldia town in West Bengal Ongoing 
Suraj Kumar MallickUrban Ecological Footprint and its Impact on Development and Environment in Siliguri, West Bengal Ongoing 
Chumki ShikaryTrend and Pattern of Urbanisation in Purulia District, West Bengal Ongoing 
Ulfat KhanImpact of Fluoride Contamination of Groundwater on Human Health: A Case Study of Simlapal Block, Bankura District Ongoing 

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Conference on "Society and Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Approach"2019Paper PresenterDepartment of Geography, Vivekananda College, Kolkata
International Seminar on "Environmental History"2018Paper PresenterDepartment of History, Mugberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya
International Symposium on "Recent Trends in Agriculture, Biodiversity and Social Sustainability"2018Paper PresenterBotanical Survey of India, CRC, Allahabad
2nd International Seminar on Environment and Society: Historical Perspectives and Contextual Reality2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Geography, Burdwan University
3rd International Seminar on "Earth system Processes and Interruptions: Issues and Challenges"2017Paper PresenterThe University of Gourbanga, Malda, West Bengal

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
SERB, DST sponsored 10 days National Workshop on “Essential laboratory and field techniques in geosciences"2016Organising Committee MemberSERB, DST
UGC Sponsored 2 days National Seminar on Water Resource management and Upcoming Crisis2012Organising Secretary and ConvenorUniversity Grant Commission
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