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Name Dr. Ramkrishna Maiti
Designation Professor , Head
Department Name GEOGRAPHY
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.University of Calcutta2004
M.Sc.University of Calcutta1997
B.Sc.(Hons)University of Calcutta1995
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor, Dept of Geography & Environment Management since 1st March,2016
Associate Professor, Dept of Geography & Environment Management since 1st March,2013
Reader, Dept. of Geography and E.M., Vidyasagar University, from 1st March, 2010 to 28th Feb, 2013
Senior Lecturer,Dept. of Geography and E.M., Vidyasagar University, from 1st March., 2005, 28th Feb.,2010
Lecturer, Dept. of Geography and E.M., Vidyasagar University, from 2nd Nov., 2004 to 28th Feb.,2005
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Advanced Geomorphology
Mining and Environment
EIA of Illegal Coal Mining
Slope Instability
Embankment Breaching
Flood and its social impacts.
Course/ Subject Taught 
Environmental Engineering
Political Geography
Transport Geography
Geographical Thought
Spatial Analysis in Geography
Statistical Techniques in Geography
Physical Thematic Mapping
Coastal Geomorphology (Special Paper)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Evolution of Damodar Fan Delta in the Western Bengal Basin, West Bengal.Journal of the Geological Society of India (Springer), Vol. 93, June 2019,PP. 645-656. ISSN 0974-6889.2019Springer
Quantitative analysis of erosion and accretion (1975–2017) using DSAS — A study on Indian Sundarbans,Regional Studies in Marine Science; Volume 28, April 2019; ISSN 2352- 4855, I F 1.4622019Elsevier
Meteorological Drought Study through SPI in Three Drought Prone Districts of West Bengal, IndiaEarth Systems and Environment Published online 23 November 20192019Springer Nature
Land Acquisition, livelihood and income: The case of JSW Bengal Steel Plantat Salboni Block, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal IndiaEnviron Dev Sustain, Pub online on 22 May 20182018Springer Nature
Sedimentation under variable shear stress at lower reach of the Rupnarayan River, West Bengal, IndiaWater Science Journal (Elsevier), Vol. 31, pp. 67-92. (ISSN 1110-4929). DOI: 10.1016/j.wsj.2017.02.0012017Elsevier
Agricultural Level of Development – A Comparative Study between Project and Nonproject Area of JSW Bengal Steel Limited at Sundra Basin of Salbani Block, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaCity, Territory and Archtecture, (Springer), Vol. 4 (12), 1-16. DOI: 10.1186/s 40410-017-0068-y2017Springer
Geochemical contamination of mine affected soil of Raniganj coalfield – A basin scale assessment.Geoscience Frontiers (Elsevier), ISSN 1674-9871 DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2017.10.0112017Elsevier
Potential Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Using Weighted Overlay Model (WOM)Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (2016), Vol2(1), 1-10, (ISSN 2363-6203) DOI 10.1007/s40808-016-0078-x2016Springer
Spatial Variability of Soil Organic Carbon Under different Landuse using Radial Basis Function (RBF)Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (2016), Vol2(1), 1-08, (ISSN 2363-6203) DOI 10.1007/s40808-015-0070-x (Springer )2016Springer
An Experimental Investigation of Rill Erosion Processes in Lateritic Upland Region : A Pilot StudyEurasian Journal of Soil Science 2016, 5(2)(e-ISSSN 2147 – 4249) DOI: http: // of Eurasian Soil Science Societies

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Epistemological Privilege of Observation and Experiment in Geographical Research (5th Prof. S. R. Basu Memorial Lecture organised by Geographhical Society of India on 05.02.2016).Geographical Review of India 78(3) September 2016 203-228 (ISSN 0375- 6386)2017Geographical Society of India
77. Application of Frequency Ratio (FR) Model in Landslide Susceptibility Zoning of the Shivkhola Watershed, Darjiling Himalaya(Along with Sujit Mondal)Indian Journal of Geography and Environment, (ISSN 0972-7388), 14, 16-252016Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
78. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Pre-Monsoon Rainfall during 1950-2000 in Ganga Basin, India and Bangladesh. (Along with Suman Bera)Indian Journal of Geography and Environment, (ISSN 0972-7388), 14, 53-62.2016Dept. of Geography and Env. Management, Vidyasagar University
Identifying Threshold Rainfall Limit by Using Three Drought Indices of Bankura District (Along With Prasenjit Bhunia)Indian Journal of Research in Multidisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2348-2524), Vol 3 No. 1 Feb, 2016 pp.52-652016SBSS College, Goaltore, Midnapore
80. Analysis of sedimentation in connection to grain size and shear stress at lower reach of the Rupnarayan River, West Bengal, India (Along with Swapan Kumar Maity)Indian Journal of Geo-marine Sciences (ISSN: 0379-5136) September (Impact Factor-0.316)), Vol 45(9), 2016 pp. 1128-11372016Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (India); Indian National Science Academy; National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (New Delhi, India)
81. Tidal impact leading to sedimentation at lower reach of the Rupnarayan River, West Bengal, India (Along with Swapan Kumar Maity)Indian Journal of Geo-marine Sciences (ISSN: 0379-5136) October (Impact Factor-0.316)), Vol 45(10), 2016 pp. 1349-13562016Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (India); Indian National Science Academy; National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (New Delhi, India)
Thresholds for the Evolution of Mining Scars on Himalayan Slope at Darjiling, West BengalJournal of Indian Geomorphology, Volume 2, Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), pp. 71-81. ISSN 2320-07312015Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI)
Gully Erosion Control: Lateritic Soil Region of West BengalIndian Science Cruiser 05/2014; 28(3):pp. 54-61.(ISSN 09704256)2014Institute of Science, Education and Culture.
Morphology and Development of Selected Badlands in South Bengal (India)Indian Journal of Geography and Environment, 13 (2014), pp.161-171 (ISSN -09727388)2014Dept. of Geography and Environment Management
Embankment Breaching and Related Hazards – A Study through System Approach at Indian SundarbansKhan D. K. and Bhadra S. N. (eds), Application of Modern Techniques for the management of Contemporary Environmental Hazards and Disasters, pp 2-15,(Proceedings) ISBN 978-81-929776-0-72014Haringhata Mahavidyalaya

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
1. Sedimentation and Associated Problems at Lower reach of the Rupnarayan River-A Case Study Near Kolaghat Thermal Power StationIn Moitra Maiti, M. (Ed), Social Dimension of Hazard Management, pp. 71-86, (ISBN 81-87500-71-9).2012Acb Pub. Kolkata.
2. Possible Hydrological Impact of Large Scale Landuse Change by Industrialisation- A Study on Sundra Basin, Salbani, Paschim Medinipur.In Moitra Maiti, M. (Ed), Social Dimension of Hazard Management, pp. 87-94 (ISBN 81-87500-71-9).2012Acb Pub. Kolkata.
3. Perception Based Recommended Landslide Mitigation Measures for Slope Stabilisation in The Shivkhola Watershed, Darjiling Himalaya.In Moitra Maiti, M. (Ed), Social Dimension of Hazard Management, pp. 285-296. (ISBN 81-87500-71-9).2012Acb Pub. Kolkata.
Methodological Philosophy and Availability of Geographic Information – A Case Study on Coal mining at Tindharia Cricket Colony, Darjiling.Emerging Issues in Geography, S. Bhaduri (Ed)2012Academic Staff College and Dept of geography, University of Calcutta
A Case Study of Flood at Lower Reach of the Silabati River,Das T.K., Gupta I.D., Lohar D., Bhattacharya B.(ed), Disasters in West Bengal an Interdisciplinary study (2011), acb Publication, Kolkata, pp 52-572011MICRODIS, Jadavpur University
Prakritik Biparjay O Sundarbaner Vabishyat, - Sampratik Ailar Nirikhe ekti Juktibadi BisleshanAnik, pp.11-172009Vidyasagar University Sikshakarmi Union
Land-Claim and Embankment Breaching – a Case Study along the Raimongal, SundarbanMonograph - 1 volume of Seminar in connection to DRS PROJECT on “ Changing Scenario of Deltaic Environment” Basu, R. (ed) held at during 14 – 15th March, 2007 pp. 84-88.2008Dept. of Geography, University of Calcutta
Treatment of Geographic Information through Paradigm Evolution; A Step Towards Cognitive ModelsProceedings of National Seminar on Access to Social Science Information,Jana,P.K. and Rath,D.S.(ed),pp.88-1072008Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University
Basic Approaches for the Study of GeomorphologyProceedings of Workshop, pp. 33-412007Dept. of Geography, Vidyasagar University
Paschim Medinipure Silabati Nadir Banya- Ekti Bhubaignyanik ParyalochanaJana, A.K.(ed) Samaj Jignasa, pp.-11-182007Center for Social Sciences Midnapore

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Biodiversity of Vidyasagar University Campus - A Pictorial AtlasVidyasagar University2019Editor
Sedimentation in Rupnarayan River (Vol 2) – Estuarine Environment of Deposition ISBN 978-3-319-71314-4Springer International Publishing2018Author
Sedimentation in Rupnarayan River (Vol 1) –Hydro-dynamic Processes under a Tidal System ISBN 978-3-319-62303-0Springer International Publishing2018Author
Development of Geographical Thought: Contextualisation and Synthesis of Philosophies ISBN: 978-8-192-71083-99Nabodaya Prakashani, 61, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata-700009.2018Author
Enumeration of Campus Trees and Estimation of Potential for Carbon SequestrationRegistrar, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.2017Author
Modern Approaches to Fluvial GeomorphologyPrimus Book, Virat Bhavan, Mukherjee Nagar Commercial Complex, Delhi, 1100092016Author
Semi-Quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction, Springer (ISBN 978-981-287-145-9), 294PSpringer2015Author
Bhugol Chinta O Darshan- Patabhumi, Bikash o BibartanNabodaya Prakashani, 61, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata-700009.2013Author
Management Technique of Rill Gully Erosion in Badland Topography (Experimental Research in Laboratory, Plot and Catchment Scale)LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany2013Author
Rill Gully Erosion in Badland Topography – Field Measurement and Monitoring (A case study on western part of West Bengal, India).LAP LAMBERT Academic Publication, Germany2012Author
Adhunik Bhumirup VidyaNabodaya Prakashani, 61, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata-700009.2008Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sonam LamaChannel Dynamics in the Himalayan Piedmont Zone - A Case Study on Chel River Submitted2019
Hirak Kumar MahataManaging Flood through Rejuvenating Distributaries of Lower Damodar Basin Ongoing 
Rakesh BeraLand Claim and Its Impact on Estuarine Process - A Case Study on Indian Sundarbans Ongoing 
Surajit MondalUnderstanding Association between Landuse and Regional Hydrology - A Study on Chundia River Basin Ongoing 
Anwesha BanerjeeAgricultural Problems in West Bengal - A Regional Scale study to Formulate Future Strategy. Ongoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Suman BeraCross Boundary Water Conflict - A Study on River Ganga Awarded2019
Abhijit MannaMining and Its Consequences - A Study on Raniganj Coal Field Awarded2018
Sumanta Prakash SheeImpact of Industrialization at Salboni block, West Bengal and imaging opportunities for rural development Awarded2017
Prasenjit BhuniaManagement of water resource in Jaipanda river basin – A Cognitive approach Awarded2016
Animesh MajeeEmbankment Breaching and Living Conditions of Sandeshkhali – II and Hingalganj Block of Sundarban – A Geoinformatic AppraisalJatisankar BandyopadhyayAwarded2016
Swapan Kr MaitiCognition of interworking of processes leading to sedimentation at the lower reach of the Rupnarayan riverNilAwarded2015
Sri Sujit MondalAn analysis of slope instability in the Shivakhola watershed of Darjiling Himalaya of Kurseong Subdivision: a step towards scientific management of land, water and soil. Awarded2013
Suparna ChoudhuryFlood Protection and Management-A Case study at Silabati Basin. Awarded2013
Sri Pravat Kr. ShitCritical Analysis of Rill and Gully Morphology through case studies at Rangamati, Gangani Danga and Here Parvat- A step towards better management Awarded2013
Sri Tapan DasEmbankment Breaching and Its Consequences at Sundarban, West Bengal Awarded2012
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Rainwater Harvesting in Vidyasagar University Campus- An Assessment of the Necessity and FeasibilityPrincipal InvestigatorUGC750002 year20152017
A Prototype Experiment on Process-Response System leading to Embankment Breaching at North East Sundarbans, West Bengal- Through Constructing Breach Prediction Model by Generating Geo-Information using Remote Sensing and GIS.Principal InvestigatorIndian Council For Social Science Research (ICSSR)5930002 year20092011
Identification of Potential Slope Failure Zone of Shiv-Khola Watershed; Darjeeling Himalaya, Through Critical Analysis of slope instability – A Step Towards Rational and Scientific Management of Land, Soil and Water.Principal InvestigatorUGC1000002 years20062008
Investigation of the Environmental Damage by Irrational Coal Mining at Tindharia Cricket Colony (Darjeeling) Through EIA-An Approach Towards the Formulation of Mitigating ProposalsPrincipal InvestigatorUGC800001 year and 6 months20042005
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Contextualising Philosophies of Hazard ManagementAcademic Staff College, University of CalcuttaUniversity of Calcutta2019
Climate Change Impacts in Varied spatial scaleAcademic Staff College, University of CalcuttaUniversity of Calcutta2019
Key Concepts in GeomorphologyBagbazar Women College, KolkataKolkata2018
Climate Change Impacts: Global to Local ConnectionsVidyasagar University, Midnapore (Under Faculty Lecture Series)Vidyasagar University, Midnapore2018
Climate Change Initiatives: Local Initiatives and Roles of Academic InterventionsDept. of Botany, Ramnagar College, Purba MedinipurDept. of Botany, Ramnagar College, Purba Medinipur2018
Membership of Learned Society 
Indian Science Congress, Kolkata
Geographical Society of India, Kolkata
Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.
Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee.
Institute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics (ILEE), Kolkata.
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
External Member, Ph D Board in Geography, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University2017 to 2020
External Member, Ph D Board in Geography, Burdwan University2017 to 2020
External Member, P.G B.O.S in Geography, Gour Banga University2017 to 2018
External Member, P.G B.O.S in Geography, Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya2017 to 2020
External Member, P.G B.O.S in Geography, Midnapore City College2017 to 2020
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
30th Annual Conference of Indian Institute of Geomorphologists2018Invited Speaker: Key Concepts in GeomorphologyJamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
30th Annual Conference of Indian Institute of Geomorphologists2018Speaker: Longitudinal Connectivity in Catchment Scale – Study on Upstream Response of Check DamsJamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
9th International Conference on Geomorphology2017Speaker: Understanding Geomorphic Thresholds through Empirical StudiesVigyan Bhaban, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Geomorphologists
29th Annual Convention of IGI2016Speaker: Understanding Impact of Reclamation on Estuarine ProcessUniversity of Calcutta
UGC- Sponsored Two-Day National Seminar on ‘Coastal Erosion, Management and Economic Development’2015Speaker: Land Reclamation and Consequent Impact on Estuarine Processes – A study on Indian SundarbansDept. of Geography, Ramnagar College, Purba Medinipur

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on "Contextualising Issues in Applied Geography"2016Jt Organising Scretary (Liaison)UGC & ICSSR
3 Days Workshop on U G Syllabus Revision2014Organising Secretary (Liaison)University Grants Commission
Resource Assessment, Sharing and Management: Crisis and Conflict”.2012Organising SecretaryUniversity Grants Commission
“Regional Environmental Problems and Societal Development’2010Organising SecretaryUniversity Grants Commission
Sensitivity, Awareness and Motivation (SAM) Workshop2009Member, Board of OrganisersUniversity Grants Commission
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