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Name Dr. Ashis Kumar Paul
Designation Professor
Department Name GEOGRAPHY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-354 / Centrex Extn. 354
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.University of Calcutta1992
M.A.University of Calcutta1981
B.A.University of Calcutta1979
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Vidysagar University, 2010 (July) to till date (8 Years)
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Vidysagar University, since 16th December 2005 - 10th July 2010 (5 year)
Reader, Department of Geography, Asutosh College, since 1999 - 2005 (7 year)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Asutosh College, since 1995 - 1999 (4 year)
Lecturer, Department of Geography, Asutosh College, since 1st February 1990 - 1995 (5 year)
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Geomorphology, Coastal Geomorphology
Geomorphology, Coastal Geomorphology, Coastal Ecology, Coastal Environment, Coastal Society and Disaster Management,
Course/ Subject Taught 
Geography with courses of Physical Geography
Coastal Management, Coastal tourism
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Application of supervised enhancement in monitoring the mangrove forest dynamics- a case study on Ajmalmari Reserve Forest, Sundarban, West BengalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing; Vol. 3 ISSUE-1 ISSN No. 2319-34842013International Journal of Remote Sensing
Sustainable water management in the drought prone Riverine tracts of Southwest BengalJournal of Centre for Ground Water studies; Volume 1; July 2013, Kolkata; PP. 11-342013Centre for Ground Water, Kolkata

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Mapping coastal landforms at the interface of sheltered Lagoon and open Marine Environment: An assessment of Morphodynamics at the Chilika shorelineJournal of Indian Cartographer; Vil.32, 2012, PP.176-178. Dehradun, ISSN 0972-83922013Journal of the Indian National Cartographic Association
Hydro geomorphological changes and anthropogenic Modifications in the Drainage system of kaliaghai-Bagui-Kapaleswri Flood Basin: An Assessment of Physico-social problems and Management OptionsIndian Journal of Geology, Vol.83 Nos.1-4 (2011); PP.61-762013Indian Journal of Geology
Coastal Drainage Problems in Response to sea level rise-a study in South Bengal Coastal ZonesIndian Journal of Geology, Vol.83 Nos, 1-4 (2011) PP. 41-60 ISSN 0970-13542013Indian Journal of Geology
Tourism and Coastal Environment Conflicts: An Attempt to Minimize them by Environmental Management. In: Managing Developments in Developing countries, Ed. K.C. PaulHimalaya Publishing House Pvt.Ltd. ISBN: 978-93-5142-162-7 PP.71-852013Himalaya Publishing House Pvt.Ltd

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Coastal Morphodynamics: Integrated Spatial Modeling on the Deltaic Balasore Coast, IndiaSpringer2016Third Author
The Physical Environment (in Bengali)DOVE Publishers, Kolkata2008First Author
Tsunami: The Disaster in Indian Ocean Nations, Vol P-125ACB Publications2005Sole Authors
Structure Tectonics and Geomorphology (in Bengali), Vol-1---2005Sole Author
Coastal Geomorphology and Environment, Vol - P582ACB Publications, Kolkata2002Sole Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Ms. Soumita GuhaCoastal tourism at Odisha: a Geographical perspective of critical issues Submitted2018
Sri Ratnadip RaySpatio-temporal changes of forest and forest fringe areas and their impact on the Sundarban region of West Bengal using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques Submitted2016
Debosmriti MukhopadhayayAn assessment of geomorphic settings of coastal tract of Island of Sundarbans with spatial reference to Henrys and Patibunia Island Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Ashutosh GoswamiImpact of Climate on Agricultural Development of South Western part of West Bengal - A study in Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur Ongoing2021 (Expected)
Jasmin ParvinClimate changer and Livelihood vulnerability - a review of the coastal administrative blocks at Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal. Ongoing2021 (Expected)
Tuli SarkarThe Geo-morphology and Ecology of the tilde flat of Sagar Inland and Nayachar Island, Hugly estuary Ongoing2020
Farhin SultanaApplication of Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques in Eco-Tourism Development in a sustainable manner, A case study in both bank of Hugly estuary Ongoing2019
Mr. Amrit Kamila (RS & GIS)Landscape Ecological Studies of Digha- Sankarpur Coastal Tract, West Bengal, India with Application of Remote Sensing and GIS TechnologyDr. Jatisankar BondyopadhyayOngoing2018
Mr.Dipankar MondalCoastal urbanization and population pressure with related vulnerabilities and environmental conflicts: a case study at Medinipur Littoral Tract, west Bengal Ongoing2017
Ms. Abhinanda BalAssessment of Beach stage and Dune stage dynamics for sustainable management of coastal development projects: A case study at Mondarmoni Coast Ongoing2017

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sri Debabrata Ghorai (RS & GIS)Geo-environmental appraisal and assessment of development of the coastal zones: the case study of Tamil Nadu coast using geoinformatics Awarded2018
Sk Majharul Islam (RS & GIS)Remote Sensing and geospatial technologies for assessment of the role of Chilica lagoon and its present environmental status on the economy, occupations and hazards of the coastal society, Puri-Khurda-Ganjam district, Orissa Awarded2017
Sri Dipanjan Das Majumder (RS & GIS)Formation of coastal sand dunes, their geomorphology, ecology, degradation and management- a comparative study in a coastal district of Orissa with Remote Sensing & geospatial technologies Awarded2016
Ms. Swagata Bera (RS & GIS)Assessment of developmental pressures, environmental quality and resource management in south Andaman, with remote Sensing and geospatial technologies Awarded2016
Sri Kanailal DasAssessment of hazards and risks in the deltaic reclaimed portion of Sundarban- a case study at Gosaba and Basanti blocks, W.B., India Awarded2016
Sri satyajit DharaAssessment of coastal hazards and community vulnerability in the coastal zone of Higli-Saptamukhi estuarine delta complex, W.B, India Awarded2016
Sri Suman SorenChanging spectrum of history and geography of Midnapur littoral tract and Sundarban coastal tractDr. Soumendu ChatterjeeAwarded2016
Mrs. Swati Ghosh (RS & GIS)Environmental geomorphology of South Andaman- an assessment of tectonics, geomorphology, pedology, hydrology and environment of oceanic islands, India Awarded2015
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Hydro-Biological and Geomorphological studies of Subarnarekha and Kasai River basins and their interfluves (Purulia, Bankura, Purba & Paschim Medinipur Districts)- with special reference to environmental managementCo-Principal InvestigatorWBPCB20000002 year20122013
Hydrogeological study of subsurface water flow, storage characteristic for creation of sustainable source of rain fed river for semi-arid and fluoride affected blocks in connection with comprehensive water security plan under Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum districtsCo-principal investigatorGovt. of West Bengal, Directorate of PHE40000001 year20112012
Promotion of Coastal Tourism in Contai Coastal PlainPrincipal InvestigatorUGC1500002 year20072007
Status of Wetlands in south KolkataSecretary, Green Circle of IndiaKolkata Corporation2500002 year20052007
Morpho-Ecological Diversity in Sundarban CoastPrincipal InvestigatorUGC1000002 year19961998
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
“Raising some critical issues on environment of the Sundarban and sufferings of people” (in Bengali)World Environment DayBeliaghata Gandhi Bhavan, 150B, Dr. Suresh Ch. Banerjee Road, Kolkata- 7000102015
Wetland degradation types in Sundarban coasts and Reconstruction phase of Tsunami disaster in Little AndamanAcademic Staff College, University of CalcuttaUniversity of Calcutta, Kolkata- 7000192015
Tsunami related Hazards and Reconstruction phase of Tsunami disaster in AndamanAcademic Staff College, Bardwan UniversityAcademic Staff College, Bardwan University, Bardhaman2015
Membership of Learned Society 
Indian institute of Geomorphologists (Allahabad)
Geographical Society of India (Kolkata)
Akhil Bharatiya bhuvidya (Bolpur)
Indian institute of Landscape Ecology and Ekistics
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Secretary, Ph.D. committee2013 to 2018
Secretary, PG BOS2017 to 2018
Headship of the Department of Geography2007 to 2010
Headship of the Department of Geography2013 to 2014
Headship of the Department of Geography2017 to 2018
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Special Extension Lectures on Regional Geomorphology of West Bengal2018ConvenerVidyasagar University
Physical Geography2016ConvenerDST, New Delhi (SERB)
27th IGI Conference at Digha2014ConvenerNATMO, GSI, CPP
Award NameAwarded ByYear
CRF AwardCoastal Education Research Foundation, Atlanta University, Florida2017
Young ScientistUniversity of Calcutta1993
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