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School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management

About the School


Environment and ecology of the globe in the era of globalization and rapid urbanization are subjected to unprecedented stress. The resource destructive development practices compel the human settlements growing beyond the thresholds of sustainability. To address the environmental and ecological challenges confronting the developmental process today, the formation of a multidisciplinary research group for adopting alternative approaches for planning and management of human settlements and infrastructure development was felt necessary in the University with diversified human resource pool. The School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management was established to conduct interdisciplinary and cutting edge research, postgraduate studies and extend technical support services on issues having the critical interface of ecology, human settlements and infrastructure development.

Academic Programs


# Title Duration Specializations Curriculum
1 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

Research Scholars


Dipankar Shome
Ph. D.
suranjan1980@gmail.com

Research:
Development of an integrated approach for evaluation and assessment of sustainability of open cast manganese mines

Supervisor: Suranjan Sinha

Projects


  • 1 Life of mine study and prefeasibility study of underground mining
    Funding Agent: MOIL

  • 2 Verification and certification of mine closure expenses for some coal companies
    Funding Agent:

  • 3 R&D collaborative environmental study in Kandri and Mansar mine and IOT application
    Funding Agent:

  • 4 Scientific evaluation of mine closure plan with reference to sustainable development framework of Government of India for Dongri Buzurg Mine of Manganese ore India Limited
    Funding Agent: Manganese Ore india Limited Company

  • 5 Development of a methodology to integrate environmental economics in EIA of surface iron ore mines
    Funding Agent: UGC

  • 6 Development of a predictive model for SPM concentration in surface mines using soft computing technique
    Funding Agent: DST

  • 7 Development of mine closure strategy for sustainable surface coal mining in West Bengal
    Funding Agent: Ministry of Forest and Environment

  • 8 Economic analysis of environmental impacts of surface iron ore mines in eastern india
    Funding Agent: World Bank

  • 9 Determination of volume flow of sewage at point and non-point sources of the East Kolkata Wetlands, the water quality and hydrological parameters at various points
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 10 Low carbon optio for waste water treatment and reuse: A case study in the East Kolkata Wetlands
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 11 Scaling up of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Various schools
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 12 Design, Installation and Demonstration of Appropriate Hand Washing Stations (HWS) for Schools
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 13 Application of Emerging Biotechnology for Non-point Source Pollution Control of River Ganga, India
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 14 Application of Emerging Biotechnology for Non-point Source Pollution Control of River Ganga, India
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 15 Application of Emerging Biotechnology for Non-point Source Pollution Control of River Ganga, India
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 16 Demonstration of child-friendly group handwashing facilities in schools
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 17 Demonstration of Integrated Fluorosis Mitigation Approaches in Malda
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 18 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education Programme in School
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 19 Preparation of Ganga River Basin Management Plan
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 20 Arsenic Mitigation and Appropriate Sanitation in High Schools
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 21 Development and Field Trial of Community-based Fluoride Removal Unit
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 22 Arsenic Mitigation and Appropriate Sanitation in High Schools
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 23 Field trials of household level and community based defluoridation units in selected fluoride affected habitations
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 24 Pilot Arsenic Mitigation Filters in Villages of Uttar Pradesh
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 25 Verification of no-safe-source (NSS) habitations and schools in fluoride-affected districts of West Bengal
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 26 Capacity Building for Technological Solution and Training to Improve Groundwater Resources Management in Arsenic Affected Areas of Eastern India
    Funding Agent:
    PI: Co-PI

  • 27 Removal of Arsenic from Village Water Supplies
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 28 Household Arsenic Mitigation, Raichur, Karnataka
    Funding Agent:
    PI: PI

  • 29 Serampore Heritage Documentation and Proposal for Development of Heritage Walk
    Funding Agent: National Museum of Denmark, Copenhegen, Denmark
    PI: Subrata Kr. Paul
    Consultants: Souvanic Roy, Soumen Mitra, Ruchira Das

  • 30 Development of Public Transport System Planning Method for Incremental Growth of Small and Medium Cities of Eastern and North Eastern States
    Funding Agent: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
    PI: Prof. Sudip Kr. Roy
    Consultants: Dr. Subrata Kr. Paul

  • 31 Development of a Decision Support System for Planning of Capital Intensive Transportation Links (Bridges and Tunnels) in the North-Eastern Region Based on Utility and Network Robustness Criteria
    Funding Agent: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
    PI: Subrata Kr. Paul
    Consultants: Soumen Mitra

  • 32 Comparative Appraisal of Thermal Performance of Traditional (Assam/Ikra Type) and Emerging Housing Typologies and Upgradation of Traditional Prototypes for Improved Thermal Behaviour in Different Sub-Climatic Zones of North-eastern India
    Funding Agent: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
    PI: Prof. Souvanic Roy
    Consultants: Dr. Soumen Mitra, Dr. Subrata Kr Paul

  • 33 Development of Operational Strategies for E-Rickshaws for Improving Air Quality on Roads in Urban Areas of West Bengal
    Funding Agent: Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal
    PI: Dr. Pritam Saha
    Consultants: Dr. Soumen Mitra

  • Publications


  • 1 Dipankar Shome , Ganesh Manekar, Surajit Chakraborty , Suranjan Sinha, Pollution control measures for core and buffer zone as sustzinzable development framework at Dongri Buzurg opencast mine of MOIL Limited, 68(6), 184-188, Mines Metals and Fuel, 2020
  • 2 Azhan, A. and Gupta, A., Urine a source for struvite: nutrient recovery – A review, 507-514, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 2019
  • 3 Haldar A ",Gupta A, Application of electrocoagulation: issues with community-level defluoridation, International journal Environmental Science and Technology, 2019
  • 4 Das, A. , Sinha, S. , Ganguly, S., Development of a blast-induced vibration prediction model using an artificial neural network, 119(2), 187-200, Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2019
  • 5 Sinha, S. , Chakraborty, S. , Shome, D., Mining footprint: a spatial indicator of environmental quality—a case study of a manganese mine in Bhandara district, Maharashtra, 12(3), 96, Arabian Journal of Geosciences 12(3), 2019
  • 6 Dipanjan Nag, Subrata Kr. Paul, Swati Saha, Arkopal K. Goswami, Sustainablity Assessment for the Transportation Environment of Darjeeling, India, 213, Page (489-502), Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier), 2018
  • 7 Sinha, S. , Chakraborty, S. , Goswami, S., Ecological footprint: an indicator of environmental sustainability of a surface coal mine, 19(3), 807-824, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2017
  • 8 Subrata Kumar Paul, Souvanic Roy, Tourism based heritage conservation in Murshidabad: An appraisa, 1747-6631, Journal of Heritage Tourism [ISSN 1743-873X (Print), (Online)], Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2016
  • 9 Soumen Mitra, Souvanic Roy, B. P. Mukhopadhyay, Susanta Chaudhuri, D.B. Bhattacharya, A Multi-Criteria based Methodology for Mapping of Landslide Rick Zones for Urban Planning Guidelines: Case Study Darjeeling Town, Eastern Himalayas, India, 36 (2), 76-101, Urban India, 2016
  • 10 Mitra, S., Guha Niyogi, J., Guha Niyogi, A., Methodology for Deciding Route-Specific Appropriate Transit Modes based on Stakeholders’ Utility Values: Applicability in Indian Cities, 39(2), 60-75, Indian Journal of Transport Management, 2015
  • 11 Ghosh, D., Sarkar, S., Sengupta, A. K. and Gupta, A, Investigation on the long-term storage and fate of arsenic obtained as a treatment residual: A case study., 302-310, Journal of Hazardous Material, 2014
  • 12 Mitra, S. and Guha Niyogi, J., Assessing Critical Trip Lengths of Commuters for Selecting Transit over Personal Modes - Case Application: Medium Sized Indian Cities, 37(3), 175-194, Indian Journal of Transport Management, 2013
  • 13 Ghosh D ", Gupta A., Economic justification and eco-friendly approach for regeneration of spent activated alumina for arsenic contaminated groundwater treatment., 118-124, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, 2012
  • 14 Sarkar S ", Greenleaf J.E ", Gupta A ", Uy D ", Sengupta A.K., Sustainable Engineered Processes to Mitigate the Global Arsenic Crisis in Drinking Water: Challenges and Progress., 497-517, Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng., 2012
  • 15 Mamun A., Mitra S., A Methodology for Assessing Tourism Potential: Case Study Murshidabad District, West Bengal, India, 2(9), 1-8, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication, 2012
  • 16 Mitra S., Guha Niyogi J., A Quick Assessment Technique to Determine Profitability in Private City-Bus-Services - Case Study Kolkata-Howrah Urban Area, India, 2(4), 383-389, International Journal of Research in Management and Technology, ISSN: 2249-9563, 2012
  • 17 Mukhopadhyay B.P., Roy S., Chaudhuri S., Mitra S., Influence of Geological Parameters on Landslide Vulnerability Zonation of Darjeeling Town, in Eastern Himalayas, 4(2), 145-164, Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM), 2012
  • 18 Majumder C ", Gupta A., Prediction of Arsenic Removal by Electrocoagulation: Model Development by Factorial Design, 48-54, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, 2011
  • 19 Majumder C ", Gupta A., Factorial Design Approach to Investigate the Effects of Groundwater Cooccurring Solutes on Arsenic Removal by Electrocoagulation., 55-61, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste, 2011
  • 20 Mitra, S., Paul, S K., Roy, S., Fusion Elements in Provincial Style of Islamic Architecture in Medieval Bengal, 6(1), ABACUS, 2011
  • 21 Roy, S., Mitra, S., Sanyal, M.K., ‘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, 2011
  • 22 Soumen Mitra, Subrata Kr. Paul, Souvanic Roy, Fusion Elements in Provincial Style of Islamic Architecture in Medieval Bengal, 6(1), ABACUS (A Bi-Annual Internationally Refereed Journal on Architecture, Conservation and Urban Studies), ISSN: 0973-8339, 2011
  • 23 Subrata Kumar Paul, A Network Utility Based Approach for Deciding Bridge Location in Urban Areas, 2(2), International Journal of Civil Engineering Applications Research(IJCEAR), ISSN:2249-653X, 2011
  • 24 Sarkar S ", Greenleaf J.E ", Gupta A ", Ghosh D ", Blaney L.M ", Bandyopadhyay P ", Biswas R.K ", Dutta A.K ", SenGupta A.K, Evolution of community-based arsenic removal systems in remote villages in West Bengal, India: Assessment of decade-long operation, 5813-5822, Water Research, 2010
  • 25 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Dr Shubhabrata Dutta & Dr Subhas Ganguly, Prediction of suspended particulate matter concentration at surface mines using artificial neural network modeling approach, 57, 28-32, Mines, metals, 2009
  • 26 Sarkar S. " Blaney L.M. " Gupta, A. " Ghosh, D." SenGupta A.K., Arsenic Removal from Groundwater and Its Safe Containment in a Rural Environment: Validation of a Sustainable Approach, 4268-4273, Environ. Sci. Technology, 2008
  • 27 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Prof (Dr) Rabindranath Bhattacharyya , Rajasree Banerjee, Surface iron ore mining in eastern India and local level sustainability, 32(1-2), 57-68, Resources policy Elsevier, Science Direct, 2007
  • 28 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Prof (Dr) Rabindranath Bhattacharyya & Rajasree Banerjee, External Costs of, Mining and Its Control, A case study on an iron ore mining region of eastern India, Under review, 2007
  • 29 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Prof (Dr) Rabindranath Bhattacharyya & Rajasree Banerjee, Mining sustainability and policy initiatives, Proceedings of International conference new technology for surface and underground mines, organised by Mines Metals & fuel, 2006
  • 30 Guha S " Raymahashay B.C. " Banerjee, A. " Acharyya, S. K. " Gupta, A., Collection of depth-specific groundwater samples from an arsenic contaminated aquifer in West Bengal, India, 870-881, Environmental Engineering Science, 2005
  • 31 Guha S " Raymahashay B C " Banerjee A " Acharyya S K " Gupta A, Collection of depth-specific groundwater samples from an arsenic contaminated aquifer in West Bengal, India, 870-881, Environmental Engineering Science, 2005
  • 32 Dr Suranjan Sinha & R. Banerjee, Environmental Impact of surface iron ore mining on natural resources, an economic analysis, Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental Issues Kalayani University, 2003, 2003
  • 33 Sarkar S " Gupta A, Treatment of chrome plating wastewater (Cr+ 6) using activated alumina., 73-82, Indian Journal of Envoronmental Health, 2003
  • 34 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Economic analysis of impact of surface iron ore mines in eastern India, , 2002
  • 35 P. Dutta & Suranjan Sinha, Use of Ash for Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage, 15-17, Journal of Coal Ash Institute of India, 2000
  • 36 Suranjan Sinha & P. Dutta, Design of mechanical structures for containment of tailing for ore beneficiation plant, 101 - 111, Proceedings of IPC 2000, BHU, 2000
  • 37 Suranjan Sinha & P. Dutta, Integration of environmental economic in feasibility analysis of mechanised iron ore projects, 297 - 299, Benaras Hindu University, Proceedings of IPC 2000, BHU, 2000
  • 38 Dr Suranjan Sinha & P. Dutta, Soil erosion control measures for mined watershed, 48(3-4), 56-58, Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuel, 2000
  • 39 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Health Impact Assessment of Development, 20(2), 247- 251, Indian J .Environmental Protection, 2000
  • 40 Dr Suranjan Sinha & D. Shome, An approach to the use of cost model for pre-feasibility study of large mechanized opencast mines, 38(5), 12-13, The Indian Mining & Engineering Journal, 1999
  • 41 Gupta A " Chaudhuri M, Enteric virus removal/inactivation by coal-based media, 211-516, Water Research, 1995
  • 42 Chaudhuri M " Verma S.R " Gupta, A, Performance evaluation of ceramic filter candles, 1646-1651, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 1994
  • 43 Gupta A. " Chaudhuri M., Domestic water purification for developing countries, 25-30, Aqua, 1992
  • 1 Chakraborty Surajit, Dhar Basu Rohit, Sikdar K Pradip, Sinha Suranjan, Landuse/Landcover change analysis using geospatial technology and chronosequence estimation of soil organic carbon in naturally reclaimed overburden dump soil in an opencast mine of Raniganj coalfield area, West Bengal., November 27 - 30, 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy, 2019
  • 2 Chowdhuri, S., Mitra, S., Roy, S., User’s Perception of Increasing Operations of Electric Rickshaw (Toto) Service Case of Uttarpara, India,, CODATU XVII, Hyderabad (Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo), 2017
  • 3 Alam, N., Saha, S., Mitra, S., Changing courses of river Ganga and associated rural vulnerability in Murshidabad district, West Bengal, International Seminar and 48th Regional Science Conference, Tripura, 2017
  • 4 Mitra, S., Roy, S., Paul, S.K., Rehabilitative Planning Strategy for Sustainable Development of Vulnerable Communities in Indian Sunderban, AUNFAIR 2016, conducted by Asian University Network Forum on Advance in Research, Japan, Program booklet 12-14, 2016
  • 5 Dipanjan Nag, Swati Saha, Subrata Kr. Paul, Sustainable Transportation Options for a Tourist Hill Town, Case Study: Darjeeling, 9th Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo 2016 - Planning Mobility for City's Sustainabilty, 2016
  • 6 Ananya Roy, Gopal Chandra Banik, Shibesh Pandit, Subrata Kumar Paul, Sudip Kumar Roy, Forecasting of Travel Demand Characteristics in Aizwal City, Recent Advances in Traffic Engineering, SVNIT, Surat, July, 3-4, 2015., 2015
  • 7 Sanjoy Gorain , Suranjan Sinha, Environmental Quality Assessment of Sonepur bazari opencast mine, Mining , Recent advances , challenges and scenario beyond 2015, 2014
  • 8 Gopal Chandra Banik, Subrata Kr. Paul, Sudip Kumar Roy, A Network-Efficiency Based Approach for Benchmarking of Transportation Connectivity Indices: Few Case Studies from Indian Scenario, roceedings of the 36th Indian Geography Congress (ISBN 978-93-85215-03-2), 2014, organized by National Association of Geographer, India(NAGI), Jaipur, November 17-20, 2014, 2014
  • 9 Ananya Roy, Subrata Kr. Paul, Sudip Kumar Roy, A Study of Settlement Hierarchy & Road Connectivity Parity: Case studies from Cities in Seven Sister States of India, proceedings of the 36th Indian Geography Congress (ISBN 978-93-85215-03-2), 2014, organized by National Association of Geographer, India(NAGI), Jaipur, November 17- 20, 2014, 2014
  • 10 Bhattacharya, D.B. & Mitra, S., Making Siliguri a walkable city, 2737-2744, Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences 96, 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals 2013, 2013
  • 11 Manas Kumar Sanyal, Anirban Gupta, Subhasis Mukherjee, Souvanic Roy, Subrata Kumar Paul, Carrying Capacity Based Development Plan-A Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Case Application for a Typical Municipal Town in India, 2ndXiemen Forum on Urban Environment, December 11-13, 2010, Xiemen(Amoy), China, 2010
  • 12 Subrata Kumar Paul, Souvanic Roy, Dipankar Dutta, Urban Strategy for Conservation and Development of a Heritage Town in West Bengal: Case Study Murshidabad, Symposium on ‘Urban Strategy for West Bengal’, Institute of Town Planners, India (WBRC) in collaboration with Municipal Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal at Town Hall, Kolkata, 18th September, 2010, 2010
  • 13 Roy, S., Paul, S.K. & Mitra, S., 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”, IAHS, Florida1 and IIT, Kharagpur (Abstracted published in printed volumes with full papers in CD bearing ISBN No.81-902768-7-5), 2008
  • 14 Souvanic Roy, Soumen Mitra, Subrata Kumar Paul, Tenure Security and Quality of Life in Urban Slums: Case Studies in Kolkata Metropolitan Area, 1-10, Proceedings of 36TH World Congress on Housing Science published by International Association for Housing Science, Florida and IIT Kharagpur, India, 2008, 2008
  • 15 Dr Suranjan Sinha & R Banerjee, Environmental Impact of surface iron ore mining on natural resources, An economic analysis, Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental Issues Kalayani University, 2003, 2003
  • 16 S.Sinha & R.Thakore, Mineral Development and Environmental Management in India - an overview, International Conference on Opencast Mining 1998, 1998
  • 1 Mitra, S. and Sadhukhan, M.C., Spatial Growth of Religious Architecture: Case of Indian Temples, 401-425, Perception, Design and Ecology of the Built Environment - A Focus on the Global South, Springer Nature Switzerland, 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, Page (65-106), Perception, Design and Ecology of the Built Environment: A Focus on the Global South (Mainak Ghosh Editor) Springer Geography, 2020
  • 3 Subrata Kr. Paul, Deciding Bridge Location in Urban Areas: A Network Utility Perspective, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2019
  • 4 Haldar A ",Pal B. ", Gupta, A., Community-Based Defluoridation of Groundwater by Electrocoagulation Followed by Activated Alumina Adsorption, Grounwater Development - Issues and Sustainable (Sinha Ray, SP ed.) , Springer Nature (Singapore), 2018
  • 5 Gupta A ", Sarkar S., Ghosh D ", Maiti K., Community-Based Approach for Mitigation of Arsenic Problems: Case Studies in West Bengal, India, 'Water and Sanitation in the New Millennium (Nath, KJ and Sharma, VP, eds, Springer (India), 2017
  • 6 Mitra, S., Roy, S., Roy, S.K., Sanyal, M.K., Land Use and Infrastructure Development Strategy for Planned Transformation of Bally-Howrah-Uluberia Planning Area, Urban Development in Howrah: Socio-Economic Perspectives, 304-312, Part IV, PRIMUS Books Publishers [ISBN: 978-93- 84082-39-0], 2015
  • 7 Subrata Kr. Paul, Transit Oriented Development, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Publishing (ISBN 9781472521576, published 05-11-2015), 2015
  • 8 Dr Suranjan Sinha, Reconciling Environment and Economics, 97, Environmental Economic Research Committee ( EERC),IGIDR, 2003
  • 9 Deb A.K ", Gupta A ", Bandyopadhyay P ", Biswas R.K", Roy, S.K., Appropriate Technology for Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water of Rural West Bengal., Providing Safe Drinking Water in Small Systems – Technology, Operations and Economics (Cotruvo, J. A., Craun, G. F. and Hearne, N. eds), Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, U. S. A, 1999
  • 10 Gupta A, Domestic Water Purification for Deveoping Countries, Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology Volume 9. (Cheremisinoff, P.N, ed.), Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, USA, 1995
  • Contact Us


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