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Name Dr. Dipanwita K. Dutta
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-364 / Centrex Extn. 364
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph. D. (Science)Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) and IIT-KGP (Kharagpur), India2016
M. Sc. (Remote Sensing & GIS)Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands & Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), India2010
M. Sc. (Geography)University of Calcutta, Kolkata2006
B. Sc. (Geography) Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata2004
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Senior Research Fellow, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Remote Sensing & GIS, Vidyasagar University
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Natural hazards, Urban dynamics, Vegetation stress
Application of Geo-spatial techniques in Urbanization, Agriculture, Drought and Desertification
Course/ Subject Taught 
Digital Image Processing
Hyperspectral and LIDAR Remote Sensing
Fundamentals of GIS
Digital Cartography
Spatial Decision Support System
GIS Project Management
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
An estimation of hydrometeorological drought stress over the central part of India using geo-information technologyJournal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 48(1):1-92020Springer
Estimating urban growth in peri-urban areas and its interrelationships with built-up density using earth observation datasetsThe Annals of Regional Science, DOI: 10.1007/s00168-020-00974-82020Springer
Changing pattern of urban landscape and its effect on land surface temperature in and around DelhiEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:5512019Springer
A Geo-spatial study for analyzing temporal responses of NDVI to rainfallSingapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 39(1):107-1162018Wiley
Desertification in western Rajasthan (India): an assessment using remote sensing derived rain-use efficiency and residual trend methodsNatural Hazards, 86(1):297-3132017Springer
Shoreline shifting and its prediction using remote sensingand GIS techniques: a case study of Sagar Island, West Bengal(India)Journal of Coastal Conservation, 20(1):61-802016Springer
Monitoring the Vegetation Health over India during Contrasting Monsoon Years using the Satellite Remote Sensing IndicesArabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:1442016Springer
A geo-spatial study on spatio-temporal growth of brackish water aquaculture along the coastal areas of West Bengal (India)Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2:612016Springer
Spatial pattern of urban landscape in Delhi NCT andits Peri-urban area using support vector machinetechniqueDiscovery, 39(180):166-1722015Discovery Publication
Soil erosion risk assessment in Sanjal watershed, Jharkhand(India) using geo-informatics, RUSLE model and TRMM dataModeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1:372015Springer

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Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and MitigationWiley2020Contributor of one chapter (13)
Climate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk ReductionSpringer2018Contributor of one chapter (06)
West Bengal: Geoinformatics for Sustainable Environment Management (Volume - I)Netaji Subhas Open University (India)2017Contributor of one chapter (14)
Sustainable Smart Cities in India: Challenges and Future PerspectivesSpringer2017Contributor of one chapter (09)
Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Monitoring and ManagementScientific Publishers (India)2016Contributor of one chapter (17)
Resource Management and Development Strategies: A Geographical PerspectivePravalika Publications (India)2015Contributor of two chapters (08 & 15)
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Debarati BeraAssessment of Agricultural Drought Vulnerability in Kangsabati River Basin using Geo-Spatial Techniques Ongoing2020
Bijoy Krishna GayenParticulate Matter in Delhi and surroundings in the context of rapid urbanization: An assessment using satellite datasets Ongoing2020
Tanushree Basu RoySundargarh and Keonjhar districts, Odisha: A study in Forest degradation using Geospatial Techniques Ongoing2020

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Forecast of Agricultural Drought and Estimation of Crop Yield Reduction using Machine Learning ApproachesPIDST-SERB27346203 year20192022 Exptd.

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Analysing the Environmental Impact of Urban Growth in Delhi and its Peri-Urban Areas using Multi Temporal Satellite DatasetsProject InvestigatorUGC400002 year20152017
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Remote Sensing: Progress and ApplicationsUGC Sponsored National Seminar on Water Conservation, Recharge and Morphology of Tanks: A Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS Approach, Pingla Thana MahavidyalayaPingla, East Midnapore2013
Membership of Learned Society 
Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI)
Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Resource Person, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Water Conservation, Recharge and Morphology of Tanks: A Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS Approach, May 7-8, 2013, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya, East Midnapore2013 to 2013
Executive Committee Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (Kolkata Chapter)2016 to 2018
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
XIV International Geographical Union (IGU) International Conference on “Agriculture, Food, Water, Biodiversity and Health in Changing Climate”2020Paper PresenterDepartment of Geography, University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, West Bengal, India
International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation: Emphasis on India and Neighbourhood (CCIVA-2019)”, Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL)2019Paper PresenterIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), West Bengal, India
Workshop on Multi-disciplinary Approach to Remote Sensing - Recent Trends2017Paper PresenterIndian Society of Remote Sensing (Kolkata Chapter), Kolkata
National Seminar cum Lecture Series on Identity Crisis: Problem of Writing Local History of the Bengal Delta and Aspects of Accreditation in Higher Education of India2017ParticipantVidyasagar University, Midnapore
GI_Forum Conference, 20172017Paper PresenterDepartment of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar cum Lecture Series on Geoinformatics for Environmental Issues and Management (GEIM-2018)2018ConvenerUGC
National Seminar on Geoinformatics for Environmental Issues and Management (GEIM-2017)2017ConvenerUGC and ISRS
National cum International Seminar on Geomorphology and Geospatial Technology in Environmental Management and Societal Development2014Assistant Treasurer and member of Organizing CommitteeUGC
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Grant under International Travel Support SchemeDST-SERB2017
International Travel GrantUGC2017
WMO-ICTP GrantICTP, Trieste, Italy2015
Holland Alumni AmbassadorNuffic Neso Desk India2011
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)NUFFIC, the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education2009
National Eligibility Test (NET)UGC, Govt. of India2007
National Merit ScholarshipDirector of Public Instruction, Govt. of India2001
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