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Name Dr. Nilanjana Das Chatterjee
Designation Associate Professor
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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        
Assistant Professor in Geography since 2006
Lecturer Haldia Govt. College 2002-2006
Assistant Teacher Bhut sahar Girls Jr High School 1999-2001
Assistant Teacher Onda Girls High School 2001-2002
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
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
Relation between urban biophysical composition and dynamics of land surface temperature in the Kolkata metropolitan area: a GIS and statistical based analysis for sustainable planningModeling Earth Systems and Environment
Analyzing risk factors for shrinkage and transformation of East Kolkata Wetland, IndiaSpatial Information Research,Vol-26:6, pp - 661-677.
Integration of GIS and statistical approach in mapping of urban sprawl and predicting future growth in Midnapore town, IndiaModeling Earth Systems and Environment
An analysis of transport suitability, modal choice and trip patternusing accessibility and network approach: a study of Jamshedpurcity, IndiaSpatial Information Research,
The spatial clustering of dengue disease and risk susceptibility mapping: an approach towards sustainable health management in Kharagpur city, IndiaSpatial Information Research,
Fizzle and Success of e-Governance in India: A Priority-based Analysis in Paschim Medinipur DistrictJournal of Governance & Public Policy, Vol 8(2), pp 65-84, ISSN 2231-09242018Institute of Public Enterprise, OU Campus, Hyderabad
Quantification of Habitat (Forest) Shape Complexity through Geo-Spatial Analysis: An Ecological Approach in Panchet Forest Division in Bankura, West Bengal.Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology 6(1): 1-8, 2018; Article no.AJEE.40085 ISSN: 2456-690X2018SCIENCE DOMAIN international
Elephant’s movement route identification:A detailed investigation in Bankura district, West Bengal, IndiaIJCRT | Volume 6, Issue 1 February 2018 | ISSN: 2320-2882 IJCRT18021502018International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT) 1201
Rational Resource Management and the Role of Traditional Knowledge Among the Santhal and the Bhumij Tribes of Binpur II Block, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal.Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Development and Rural Livelihoods, Vol. 1: 43-58, ISBN: 81-7019-584-1.2017Today & Tomorrows Printers and Publishers, New Delhi-110002, India.
Spatial modeling of urban sprawl around Greater Bhubaneswarcity, IndiaModeling Earth Systems and Environment(2016), Vol 2(1), ISSN 2363-6203DOI 10.1007/s40808-015-0065-72016Springer

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
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
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
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
Gour DoluiRocks Weathering and Landforms: A Prognosis of Landscape Evolution in Purulia District, West BengalDr. Soumendu ChatterjeeSubmitted2018
Mrinmay Mandal“Geo-spatial analysis of landscape mosaic: an ecological approach for strategic study in Panchet forest division, Bankura, West Bengal” Submitted2018
Kousik DasUrban Dynamics and its impact on public health: A study in KMC area 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
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
Chayon ChakrabortyM.Phil Participation of Women in Active Politics: Ground Truths of West Bengal, India. Awarded2018
Suchandra PaulSpatial Pattern of Population Graowth and Human Development: An Enquiry in Bankura District of West BengalDr. Sanat Kumar Guchait ( Associate Professor in The University Of Bardwan )Awarded2017
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
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.
Changing Physico-Cultural Landscape: Threats and Opportunities, National Seminar2017Paper: Nature of Man-Elephant Conflict in Bankura forest Divison, West Bengal.Dept. of Geography, University of Calcutta
Forest Conservation: Challenges and Sustainable Management, State level Seminar2017Speaker: Causes and Consequences of Man - Elephant ConflictSeva Bharati Mahavidyalaya, Kapgari, Jharagram, West Bengal
37th INCA International Congress on Geoinformatics for Carto-Diversity and its Management2017Paper: Spatial Pattern of Eve-Teasing in Urban area mapping for security, safety and prevention - A case study of Asansol Municipality area West Bengal.INCA, NHO, Dehradun
International Conference on Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Development and Rural Livelihoods2017Paper: Rational Resource Management and the role of traditional knowledge among the Santhal and the Bhumij Tribes of Binpur II Block , Paschim Medinipur, West BengalDept. of Geography and Resource Management, Mizoram University.

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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