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Name Dr. Dipanwita K. Dutta
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 488
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph. D.Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) and IIT (KGP)2016
M. Sc. (Remote Sensing & GIS)Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands & Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, India2010
M. Sc. (Geography)University of Calcutta2006
B. Sc. (Geography) Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta 2004
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
A Geo-spatial study for analyzing temporal responses of NDVI to rainfallSingapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 39: 107-1162018Wiley
Desertification in western Rajasthan (India): an assessment using remote sensing derived rain-use efficiency and residual trend methodsNatural Hazards, DOI:10.1007/s11069-016-2689-y2017Springer
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
Monitoring the Vegetation Health over India during Contrasting Monsoon Years using the Satellite Remote Sensing IndicesArabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:1442016Springer
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
Soil erosion risk assessment in Sanjal watershed, Jharkhand(India) using geo-informatics, RUSLE model and TRMM dataModeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1:372015Springer
Monitoring the Extent of Desertification Processes in Western Rajasthan (India) using Geo-Information ScienceArabian Journal of Geosciences, 8(8): 5727-5737 2015Springer
Spatial pattern of urban landscape in Delhi NCT and its Peri-urban area using support vector machine techniqueDiscovery, 39(180): 166-1722015Discovery Publication
Assessment of Agricultural Drought in Rajasthan (India) using Remote Sensing Derived Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) and Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 18 (1): 53-632015Elsevier
Meteorological Trend Analysis in Western Rajasthan (India) using Geographical Information System and Statistical TechniquesJournal of Environment and Earth Science, 5 (5): 90-992015IISTE

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Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Climate Change, Extreme Events and Disaster Risk Reduction,Sustainable Development Goals SeriesSpringer ( of one chapter (Part I, no. 05)
Sustainable Smart Cities in India: Challenges and Future PerspectivesSpringer (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47145-7)2017Contributor 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 (8 & 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 (Expected)
BIJOY KRISHNA GAYENParticulate Matter in Delhi and surroundings in the context of rapid urbanization: An assessment using satellite datasets Ongoing2020 (Expected)
TANUSHREE BASU ROYSundargarh and Keonjhar districts, Odisha: A study in Forest degradation using Geospatial Techniques Ongoing2020 (Expected)

Project Work

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
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
Training Program on ICT Components and Smart Campus Services2017ParticipantComputer Centre, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
Workshop on Use of New Media, New Technology and Innovations for Improving Quality of Higher Education2016ParticipantCentre of Higher Education Studies and Training & Society for Education and Economic Development, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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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