IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

आई आई ई एस टि, शिवपुर

भारतीय अभियांत्रिकी विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, शिवपुर

(पूर्व में बंगाल इंजीनियरिंग एंड साइंस यूनिवर्सिटी)

१८५६ से देश को सशक्त बनाना

Prof. Prabir Kumar Paul


Department of Minning Engineering

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 1994.
  • M.Tech, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 1991.
  • B.Tech, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 1980.



  1. Office:2668-4562, ext 320
  2. Mobile:  9432582433
  3. Email: pkpaul@mining.iiests.ac.in,prabirpaul59@gmail.com

Area of Research

  • Geographical Information System
  • Remote Sensing
  • Metal Mining
  • Surveying

Courses Undertaken


UG Courses

  1. Metal Mining
  2. Surveying

PG Courses

  1. Geographical Information System
  2. Database Management

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Md. Mirajul Islam, Asok Adak and Prabir Kumar Paul. “Characterization of sweet meat waste and its suitability for sorption of As(III) in aqueous media”, Water environment research, Vol 89, No. 4, 1st April 2017, PP 312-322.
  2. Tanima Basu and Prabir Kumar Paul. “Creation of a Web portal for dissemination of accident information of underground coal mines of Eastern Coalfields Limited, India, using WebGIS”, International journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering , 2016, Vol 7, Issue 1, PP 78-88.
  3. Koushik Das and Prabir Kumar Paul. “ Soil moisture retrieval model by using RISAT – 1, C-band data in tropical dry and sub-humid zone of Bankura district of India”, published in the Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 2015, Vol. 18, Issue 2, PP 297-310.
  4. Koushik Das and Prabir K Paul. “Present status of soil moisture estimation by microwave remote sensing”, Cogent Geosciences, Vol1, 2015 PP 1-21.
  5. P.K.Paul and S. Das. “Landslide Susceptibility Evaluation of GIT Watershed of Kalimpong Subdivision, India Using Information Value Method”, published in the International Journal of Economic and Environment Geology,Vol. 5(2), 2014, PP18-24.
  6. P.K.Paul “Identification of location of hydro tunnels using GIS” Published in the Indian journal of power and river valley development, Vol. 62, Nos. 1 &2, January-February 2012, PP 1-5.
  7. P.K.Paul & S.Das, “Reclamation planning of old abandoned/disused opencast mines of Eastern Coalfields Limited using GIS”, Published in the journal of Institute of Engineers, India, volume 91, February 2011, PP 28-38.
  8. P.K.Paul & S.Das “Landuse/landcover analysis to identify the effect of mining in the Burdwan District of West Bengal, using GIS and Remote Sensing”. Published in the MGMI transactions volume 107, April 2010-March 2011, PP61-70.
  9. S. Chakraborty, P.K. Paul and P.K. Sikdar. “Assessing aquifer vulnerability to arsenic pollution using DRASTIC and GIS of North Bengal Plain: A case study of English Bazar Block, Malda District, West Bengal, India.”, published in Journal of Spatial Hydrology, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2007, PP 101-121.
  10. Santasmita  Das & P.K.Paul, “Selection of site for small hydel using GIS in the Himalayan region of India”, published in Journal of Spatial Hydrology, VOL 6, NO.1, Spring 2006. PP 17-28.