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Name Dr. Nilanjana Das Chatterjee
Designation Professor
Department Name GEOGRAPHY
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
M.A in GeographyThe University of Burdwan1999
B.A.HonsThe University of Burdwan1997
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor in Geography since 2019
Associate Professor in Geography since 2016-2019
Assistant Professor in Geography since 2006-2016
Lecturer Haldia Govt. College 2002-2006
Assistant Teacher Bhut sahar Girls Jr High School 1999-2001
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Environmental Issues in Geography
Urban Geography
Environmental aspects of resource and hazard related Issues
Animal migration and its consequences in forest fringe areas of Bankura District
Folk and Tribal Culture
Geographical Attributes of Handloom and Cottage Industries
Land use dynamics and urban ecology
Course/ Subject Taught 
Settlement Geography
Social and Cultural Geography
Philosophy in Geography
Thematic Mapping
Research Methodology
Urban Geography
Rural Development
Women Studies (M.Phill)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Impact of instream sand mining on habitat destruction or transformation using coupling models of HSI and MLRSpatial Information Research, DOI: 10.1007/s41324-019-00271-32019Springer
Forest Core Demarcation Using Geo-Spatial Techniques: A Habitat Management Approach in Panchet Forest Division, Bankura, West Bengal, IndiaAsian Journal of Geographical Research2(2): 1-8, 2019; Article no.AJGR.481072019AJGR
Delineation of crop combination region and changing pattern of cropping intensity: A Geographical Analysis in Ghatal sub-division, Paschim Medinipur district, West BengalResearch Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol-10, 1. DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00021.42019A and V Publication,
Multi-criteria-based sub-basin prioritization and its risk assessment of erosion susceptibility in Kansai–Kumari catchment area, IndiaApplied Water Science, 9(4), DOI: 10.1007/s13201-019-0954-42019Springer
Mapping and monitoring of land use dynamics with their change hotspot in North 24-Parganas district, India: a geospatial- and statistical-based approachModeling Earth Systems and Environment, DOI:10.1007/s40808-019-00601-22019Springer
Effect of instream sand mining on hydraulic variables of bedload transport and channel planform: an alluvial stream in South Bengal basin, IndiaEnvironmental Earth Sciences 20(225):303 DOI: 10.1007/s12665-019-8267-32019Springer
Analysis of eve-teasing potential zones using geospatial technologies and AHP: a study in Midnapore town, West Bengal, IndiaGeoJournal DOI: 10.1007/s10708-019-10106-12019Springer
Estimation of Erosion Susceptibility and Sediment Yield in Ephemeral Channel Using RUSLE and SDR Model: Tropical Plateau Fringe Region, IndiaIn book: Gully Erosion Studies from India and Surrounding Regions, 163-185. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23243-6_102019Springer
Geomorphic response to riverine land cover dynamics in a quarried alluvial river Kangsabati, South Bengal, IndiaEnvironmental Earth Sciences 78(22). DOI: 10.1007/s12665-019-8652-y2019Springer
Consequences of sand mining on water quality and instream biota in alluvial stream: a case-specific study in South Bengal River, IndiaSustainable Water Resources Management DOI: 10.1007/s40899-019-00345-y2019Springer

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Acid Attacks: A Threat against Women-Measure the Effectiveness of Existing Legislatures to Curb Acid ViolenceEastern Geographer Vol. XXIV, 1: 149-158, ISSN 0973-76422018Dept. of Geography, Utkal University.
Rock to Regolith: A Synthesis of Physico-chemical Processes in Purulia District, West BengalIndian Journal of Geography and Environment,15-16: 130-136, 0972-73882018Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
Tribal Livelihood Pattern And Sharing Of Natural Resources : A Case of Santal and Sabar Tribe of Dhobakacha Village, Binpur II Block,Paschim Medinipur District, West BengalPractising Geographers, Journal of Indian Geographical Foundation, Kolkata,2015Indian Geographical Foundation
Inter-State Disparity and Causality Test for India through Human Development Indicators.Indian Journal of Geography and Environment,Vol 14:86-98, 0972-73882015Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
Elephant Migration and Colonization in Bankura District,West Bengal,IndiaIndian Journal of Geography and Environment,Vol-14:46-52, 0972-73882015Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
The importance of non-timber forest produce in tribal livelihood: A case study of Santhal community in Purulia District,West BengalIndian Journal of Geography and Environment, Vol- 13:110-120,ISSN 0972-73882014Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
Servival potentiality of small scale sector in the era of Globalization: A case of Bishnupur Sonamukhi Silk Industry, Bankura, India.Managing development in developing countries,ISBN 978-93-5142-162-72013DDE, Vidyasagar University.
An assessment of Anthropogenic impact on natural landscape – A case of Kurseong Town, Darjeeling,West Bengal.Indian Journal of Geography and Environment,Vol 12, 40-50,ISSN 0972-7388.2011Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
Environmental interpretation of Dash Avatar, Changing use of Dash Avatar Cards and it’s impact on space and society.Indian Journal of Geography and Environment,Vol 11, 30-39,ISSN 0972-73882010Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University
Developing municipal information system to assist decision making process: the case of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.Indian Journal of Geography and Environment,Vol 11, 40-55,ISSN 0972-7388.2010Dept. of Geography & Env Management, Vidyasagar University

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Man Elephant Conflict: A case study from forests in West Bengal, India.Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-31161-6 ISBN 978-3-319-31162-3 (eBook)2016First Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Kousik DasUrban Dynamics and its impact on public health: A study in KMC area Ongoing2024 (Expected)
Dipankar BeraCarbon sequestration in fragmented forest ecosystem: A case study of the dry deciduous forests of West Bengal Ongoing2024 (Expected)
Sudip BeraImpact on Soil Nutrient In changing Landuse : A Geographical Analysis North 24 Parganas District Ongoing2023 (Expected)
Subrata GhoshEcological Sensitivity analysis in Kolkata Metropolitan area- A step towards Sustainability. Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Santanu DindaRole of Open spaces in Urban Development of KMC- A Geo-spatial analysis. Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Priyanka BiswasA Geographical analysis to study violence against women in some selected districts of West Bengal Ongoing2021 (Expected)

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sanghati MajumdarM.Phil: The Changing Scenario of Marriage Market in West Bengal: A Situational Analysis Awarded2019
Sutapa RathM.Phil: A Comparative Study on Maternal Health Situation In Two Selective Blocks of Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal Awarded2019
Rimpa MulaM.Phil: Self Help Groups and Livelihood Security of Women: Some Case Studies in Selected Coastal Villages of Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal Awarded2019
Tarun SasmalM.Phil: Womens Political Participation in Panchayati Raj System Towards Political Empowerment: A Case Study in Daspur- I Block, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal Awarded2019
Chayon ChakrabortyM.Phil : Participation of Women in Active Politics: Ground Truths of West Bengal, India. Awarded2018
Gour DoluiRocks Weathering and Landforms: A Prognosis of Landscape Evolution in Purulia District, West BengalDr. Soumendu ChatterjeeAwarded2018
Mrinmay Mandal“Geo-spatial analysis of landscape mosaic: an ecological approach for strategic study in Panchet forest division, Bankura, West Bengal” Awarded2018
Swatilekha Parihari"System of Resource Sharing and Conservation of Environment in the Traditional Societies and their recent Transformation" Awarded2018
Rajkumar Bhattacharya“Geo Environmental Consequences of Instream Sand Mining ; Case Specific Studies On Kangsabati River, From Khatra To Rajnagar” Awarded2018
Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Crime against in Selected Districts of West Bengal:(1980-2015): A Geospatial PerspectivePrincipal InvestigatorICSSR20000002 year20172019

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Nature of Man –Elephant Conflict in Panchet Forest Division,Bankura,W.B: An Interdisciplinary ApproachPrincipal InvestigatorICSSR6470002 year20122014
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Crime Against Women in West BengalDept. of Geography, Cooch Behar CollegeCooch Behar College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India2018
Elephant Migration in West BengalDept. of Geography, SBSS MahavidyalayaSBSS Mahavidyalaya, Goaltore, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India2018
Cultural Geographical aspectsHijli College, Paschim MedinipurHijli College, Paschim Medinipur2008
Membership of Learned Society 
Indian Institute of Geomorphologists
Indian National Cartographic Association
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Lifetime Membership, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata2007 to 2013
Lifetime Membership, Indian National Cartographers Association2009 to 2013
Yearly membership Geography and You2007 to 2013
Yearly membership, Kurukshetra1998 to 2013
Yearly membership, Yojona1998 to 2013
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Climate Change and it s Effects on Environment2019Speaker: Planary Lecture on Does environmental vulnerability and venerability of womenDept of Geography,Egra SSB College.
Society and Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Approach2019Paper: Acid Attacks: A Threat against Women-Measure the Effectiveness of Existing Legislatures to Curb Acid ViolenceDept of Geography, Vivekananda College, Kolkata.
Negotiating Nature, Culture and the Future2019Paper:Environmental Vulnerability and the Emerging issue of Women Trafficking: A study in the Deltaic Regions of South 24 Parganas, West BengalDept. of Geography, Presidency University, Kolkata
Biodiversity Conservation and Ethno-culture in South Bengal2019Speaker: Man Elephant conflict Bankura forest division in West Bengal: Proposal for Sustainable managementDept. of of Botany, Govt. general Degree College Lalgarh, Jhargram.
38th INCA International Congress on " Emerging Technologies in Cartography"2018Paper: Identification of Crime Hot Spots for CAW in West Bengal: Spatial and Temporal Challenges"INCA & ISRO, Hyderabad, India.

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
National Seminar on Contextualizing Issues in Applied Geography during2016Organising Committee MemberICSSR,UGC
Empowerment of women through Science & Technology2008Organising Committee MemberNISTADS, Government of India and Vidyasagar University
National seminar on Relevance of Women Studies in Contemporary India2008Organising Committee MemberUGC sponsored National Seminar
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