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School of Disaster Mitigation Engineering

About the School


In the spirit of developing interdisciplinary research facilities and the development of different mitigation processes against natural hazards, the School of Disaster Mitigation Engineering has been established by this university in 2007. The experimental workstation of the school is under construction near the 2nd gate of this University, where a 1.5 m x 1.5m Horizontal single Axis Seismic Table is being installed in October 2008 under the TEQIP program. For the school, housing has been provided on the 3rd floor in the 8th storied new building under construction in the Southern portion of the University. Proposal for setting up Post Graduate Course in Disaster Mitigation Engg. / Earthquake Engg. are being framed for introduction shortly.

Previous Director

  • Prof. B.C. Chattopadhyay
  • Dr. Sekher Chandra Dutta

Dr. Ambarish Ghosh(e-mail: ambarish@civil.becs.ac.in), Professor, Department of Civil Engineering is presently appointed as the Director of the school to spearhead its initial development.

Academic Programs


# Title Duration Specializations Curriculum

Projects


  • 1 Role of Indigeneous Communities in Planning and Management of Protected Areas in Canada sponsored by Shastri Indo Canadian Institute
    Funding Agent: Shastri Indo Canadian Institute
    PI: PI

  • 2 Analysis of Village Clusters With Special Reference to Houses Built under the HUDCO Scheme of Assistance to Cyclone Affected Areas of Hasnabad, North 24 Pargana
    Funding Agent: Housing and Development Corporation ( HUDCO), Govt. of India
    PI: PI

  • 3 Riverfront Development Plan in the Central Business District of Kolkata sponsored by Development Consultants Ltd. Kolkata
    Funding Agent: Development Consultants Ltd. Kolkata
    PI: PI

  • 4 Conservation and Redevelopment of Crawford Market, Mumbai sponsored by Development Consultants Ltd. Kolkata
    Funding Agent: Development Consultants Ltd. Kolkata
    PI: PI

  • 5 Planning Strategy for a Heritage Town: Study of Murshidabad under In-house Research Scheme of Jadavpur University
    Funding Agent: In-house Research Scheme of Jadavpur University
    PI: PI

  • 6 Green Building for Guest House and Ancillary Infrastructure at Digha for Students Health Home
    Funding Agent: Students' Health Home, Kolkata
    PI: PI

  • 7 Study of Tenure Issues and Pilot Action Plan for Improving Tenure Security for the Urban Poor in Metropolitan Kolkata sponsored by DFID, UK
    Funding Agent: DFID, Govt. of UK
    PI: PI

  • 8 Planning and Management of Protected Areas in Thailand sponsored by Ford Foundation and coordinated by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand
    Funding Agent: Ford Foundation coordinated by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand
    PI: PI

  • 9 Comparative Study of Protected Area Governance in Southeast Asian Countries sponsored by Ford Foundation coordinated by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand
    Funding Agent: Ford Foundation coordinated by Asian Scholarship Foundation, Thailand
    PI: PI

  • 10 Carrying Capacity Assessment and Strategic Plan for Bally Municipal Area sponsored by DFID, UK
    Funding Agent: DFID, Govt. of UK
    PI: PI

  • 11 Proposed New Town at Domjur, Howrah, for Howrah Improvement Trust
    Funding Agent: DFID, Govt. of UK
    PI: PI

  • 12 Draft Development Plan for Bally Municipal Area sponsored by DFID, UK
    Funding Agent: DFID, Govt. of UK
    PI: PI

  • 13 Howrah Development and Rejuvenation Plan for Howrah Improvement Trust sponsored by DFID, UK
    Funding Agent: DFID, Govt. of UK
    PI: PI

  • 14 Kolkata City Development Plan for Kolkata Municipal Corporation sponsored by DFID, UK
    Funding Agent: DFID, Govt. of UK
    PI: PI

  • 15 Eco- Development and Biodiversity Conservation: Case Study Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal sponsored by Winrock International India
    Funding Agent: Winrock International India
    PI: PI

  • 16 Development of Decision Support System for Urban Planning in Darjeeling Hills, West Bengal sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi
    Funding Agent: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi
    PI: PI

  • 17 Integrated Cluster Action Plan for Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission in Hooghly District, West Bengal sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of West Bengal
    Funding Agent: Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of West Bengal
    PI: Co-PI

  • 18 Slum Free City Plan of Action (SFCPoA) at Korba under Rajiv Awas Yojana ( RAY), Govt. of India sponsored by Stesalit Ltd.
    Funding Agent: Stesalit Ltd.
    PI: PI

  • 19 Master Plan for ISI, Tejpur Centre for Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Calcutta
    Funding Agent: Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Calcutta
    PI: PI

  • 20 Smart City Development Plan for Haldia sponsored by Haldia Municipality
    Funding Agent: Haldia Municipality
    PI: PI

  • 21 Policy and Design Proposal for Heritage Walk in the Historic Core of Serampore sponsored by National Museum of Denmark
    Funding Agent: National Museum of Denmark
    PI: PI

  • 22 Listing, Assessment and Grading of Heritage Buildings in Serampore’s Historic Core sponsored by National Museum of Denmark
    Funding Agent: National Museum of Denmark
    PI: Co -PI

  • 23 Integrated Conservation and Development Plan for the Historic Core of Danish Serampore, West Bengal sponsored by National Museum of Denmark
    Funding Agent: National Museum of Denmark
    PI: PI

  • 24 Comparative Appraisal of Thermal Performance of Traditional (Assam or Ikra Type) and Emerging Housing Typologies and Upgradation of Traditional Prototypes for Improved Thermal Behaviour in Different Sub-Climatic Zones of Northeastern India
    Funding Agent: DST, Govt. of India
    PI: PI

  • 25 UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub sponsored by UKRI-RCUK and coordinated by Newcastle University, UK
    Funding Agent: UKRI-RCUK
    PI: PI

  • Publications


  • 1 SubhaChakraborty, SatiprasadSahoo, DebaleenaMajumdar, Swati Saha, SouvanicRoy, Future Mangrove Suitability Assessment of Andaman to strengthen sustainable development, Volume 234, 597-614, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019
  • 2 Tathagata Chatterji, Souvanic Roy, How Indian Cities are Squeezing the People out of Public Spaces:, The Wire.in, 2018
  • 3 Tathagata Chatterji, Souvanic Roy, The National Urban Policy Is a Great Opportunity for Course-Correction, The Wire.in, 2018
  • 4 Tathagata Chatterji, Souvanic Roy, Envisioning a Humane Urban Policy for India, The Wire.in, 2018
  • 5 Nilanjan Sengupta, Souvanic Roy , Himadri Guha, Assessing embodied GHG emission reduction potential of cost-effective technologies for construction of residential buildings of Economically Weaker Section in India, volume 19, 139-156, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 2018
  • 6 Souvanic Roy, Tathagata Chatterji, Post-industrial Urban Transformation in a Transitional Metropolis: Implications for Housing Rights and Environmental Justice in Industrial Slum Tenements in Urban Core, Research Monograph on "Cities, Rural Migrants and Urban Poor: Issues of Violence & Social Justice: The Ordinary City and Exploration of an Urban Future " by Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, 2017
  • 7 Sukanya Ghosh, Souvanic Roy, Manas Kr. Sanyal, Soft System Methodology as a Tool to Understand Issues of Governmental Affordable Housing Programme of India: A Case Study Approach, 97(3), 343-354, Journal of Institute of Engineers of India, 2016
  • 8 Souvanic Roy, Tathagata Chatterjee, From Margin to Mainstream: Informal Street Vendors and Local Politics in Kolkata, India, L'Espace Politique (Online),29/2016-2, 2016
  • 9 Souvanic Roy, The Smart City Paradigm in India: Issues and Challenges of Sustainability and Inclusiveness, 44(5-6), 29-48, Social Scientist, 2016
  • 10 Sukanya Ghosh, Souvanic Roy, Manas Kr. Sanyal, Applicability of Soft System Methodology in Problem Analysing in the Field of Affordable Housing, 17(1), 51-62, Shelter, 2016
  • 11 Subrata Kr. Paul, Souvanic Roy, Tourism based Heritage Conservation in Murshidabad: An Appraisal, Journal of Heritage Tourism, Taylor and Francis, 2016
  • 12 Souvanic Roy, Manas Kr. Sanyal, Sustainable Slum Improvement Models: Ban Mankong in Thailand and PRODEL in Nicaragua, 7(12), 23-28, TerraGreen, 2015
  • 13 Souvanic Roy, Smart City: Utopia and Reality, The Statesman 13th and 14th July,2015, 2015
  • 14 Souvanic Roy, Smart Cities-India’s New Urban Agenda? Proceedings of the International Symposium on “Urban Quest South Asia”, 27-39, South Asia Urban Forum, Colombo,Sri Lanka, 2015
  • 15 Bhabani P. Mukhopadhyay, Souvanic Roy, Susanta Chaudhuri, Soumen Mitra, Influence of Geological Parameters on Landslide Vulnerability Zonation in Darjeeling Town in Eastern Himalayas, Volume 4 Number 2, 27-46, Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM), 2012
  • 1 Souvanic Roy, Climate Proofing of Indian Cities: Need for Paradigm Shift in Urban Development, 34-46, Proceedings of the International Symposium on “Livable Habitat and Sustainable Infrastructure: A Key to Smart Growth” published by IIT, Kharagpur, 2016
  • 2 Souvanic Roy, Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Experience of Megacities in Asia, 37-48, Proceedings of the “Asian University Network Forum on Advances in Research” published by Aichi Gakuin University, Japan, 2015
  • 1 Souvanic Roy, Development Efforts towards Ecological Sustainability in Calcutta: Transformation of a Metropolis, 31-46, Rights and Security in India, Myanmar, and Thailand pp 31-46, 2020
  • 2 Subrata Kr. Paul, Abhinanda Chatterjee, Souvanic Roy, Issues and Challenges for Transit-Oriented Development in the Scenario of a Developing Country: The Case of Kolkata Metropolitan Area, India, Chapter 4, 65-90, Perception, Design and Ecology of the Built Environment: A Focus on the Global South, 2020
  • 3 Souvanic Roy, Tathagata Chatterji, The smart city policy of India and its governance implications, Chapter 7, 108-126, Smart Cities in Asia Governing Development in the Era of Hyper- Connectivity, 2020
  • 4 Tathagata Chatterji, Souvanic Roy, Gentrification and Post-industrial Spatial Restructuring in Calcutta, India, Volume II, 269-288, Gentrification around the World, 2020
  • 5 Souvanic Roy, Architectural Design, 49-56, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Publishing (ISBN 9781472521576), 2015
  • 6 Souvanic Roy, Soumen Mitra, Sudip Kr. Roy, Manas Kr. Sanyal, Landuse and Infrastructure Development Strategy for Planned Transformation of Bally- Howrah-Uluberia Planning Area, 312-348, Urban Development in Howrah: Socio-Economic Perspectives”, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2015
  • 7 Souvanic Roy and Soumen Mitra, Eco-development and Biodiversity Conservation- A Study of Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, 221-242, “Insights from the Field: Studies in Participatory Forest Management in India”, published by Winrock International India , New Delhi, 2011
  • 8 Souvanic Roy, Ecological Sustainability and Metropolitan Development: The Calcutta Experience, 293-302, “Waste Recycling and Resource Management in the Developing World” published by International Ecological Engineering Society, Switzerland, 2000
  • 9 Souvanic Roy, Santhal Architecture, Published by Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre, Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta, 1998
  • 10 Souvanic Roy, Evaluation of Shelter Strategies for Urban Poor: Case Study Metropolitan Calcutta, 137-141, “Housing Development and Management” published by Centre for Built Environment, Calcutta, India, 1996
  • Contact Us


    Contact our HOD for more Information

    Prof. Chaitali Ray

    Email: hod@sdme.iiests.ac.in
    chaitali@civil.iiests.ac.in
    Phone: +91 33 2668 – 3223 (Extn: 664) / 9432262156