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

Soumen Mitra

Assistant Professor

Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (2015)
  • MTRP, Bengal Engineering College (DU), Shibpur (2001)
  • B. Arch, Bengal Engineering College (DU), Shibpur (1999)

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • S. N. Halder Memorial Award for Best Masters Planning Thesis given by Indian Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI), 2001



  1. Email: mitra.soumen@gmail.com, soumenmitra@arch.iiests.ac.in

Area of Research

  • Public Transport Planning
  • Tourism Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • History and Theory of Architecture

Courses Undertaken

  • Architectural Delineation (AR152)
  • Descriptive Geometry and Modelling Practice II (AR 252)
  • Evolution of Architecture II (AR 301)
  • Materials and Methods of Construction III (AR 302)
  • Architectural Design Practice III (AR 451)
  • Working Drawing Practice I (AR 552)

Recent Publications 

  1. Mitra, S., Guha Niyogi, J., Guha Niyogi, A., (2015), Methodology for Deciding Route-Specific Appropriate Transit Modes based on Stakeholders’ Utility Values: Applicability in Indian Cities, Indian Journal of Transport Management, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp-60-75
  2. Mitra, S., Roy, S., Roy, S.K., Sanyal, M.K., (2015), Land Use and Infrastructure Development Strategy for Planned Transformation of Bally-Howrah-Uluberia Planning Area, Urban Development in Howrah: Socio-Economic Perspectives, A Book Chapter of Part IV, PRIMUS Books Publishers, pp-304-312 [ISBN: 978-93- 84082-39-0]
  3. Mitra, S. and Guha Niyogi, J., (2013), Assessing Critical Trip Lengths of Commuters for Selecting Transit over Personal Modes - Case Application: Medium Sized Indian Cities, Indian Journal of Transport Management, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp-175-194
  4. Bhattacharya, D.B. & Mitra, S., (2013), Making Siliguri a walkable city, Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences 96, 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals 2013, pp-2737-2744, Available in: www.sciencedirect.com
  5. Mamun A., Mitra S., (2012), A Methodology for Assessing Tourism Potential: Case Study Murshidabad District, West Bengal, India, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication, Vol. 2, Issue 9., pp - 1-8
  6. Mitra S., Guha Niyogi J., (2012) A Quick Assessment Technique to Determine Profitability in Private City-Bus-Services - Case Study Kolkata-Howrah Urban Area, India, International Journal of Research in Management and Technology, ISSN: 2249-9563, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp-383-389
  7. Mukhopadhyay B.P., Roy S., Chaudhuri S., Mitra S., (2012), Influence of Geological Parameters on Landslide Vulnerability Zonation of Darjeeling Town, in Eastern Himalayas, Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM), Volume 4, No. 2, pp-145-164
  8. Mitra, S., Paul, S K., Roy, S. (2011), Fusion Elements in Provincial Style of Islamic Architecture in Medieval Bengal, ABACUS, Vol. 6, No. 1
  9. Roy, S., Mitra, S., Sanyal, M.K., (2011), ‘Aila’ – the cyclone disaster in Sunderban and the possibilities of rehabilitative planning for affected communities, Working Paper Series 31, Series IV – Securing Rights of Forced Displacees through Global Obligations, Universal Declarations and Local Means, Aichi Gakuin University, Japan
  10. Roy, S., Paul, S.K. & Mitra, S., (2008), Tenure Security and Quality of Life in Urban Slums: Case Studies in Kolkata Metropolitan Area, 36th World Congress on Housing Science titled “ National Housing Programs: New Visions” organized by IAHS, Florida1 and IIT, Kharagpur (Abstracted published in printed volumes with full papers in CD bearing ISBN No.81-902768-7-5)