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Academic Profile

M.Tech. (RS&GIS)   (2008-2010): 

(IIRS-Andhra University Joint Programme), Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Dehradun. 1st Division with Distinction (83.0 %), Thesis Title: “Assessment of Biomass in Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary (Bihar) using Multi-Resolution Satellite Data”.

P.G.Diploma (RS&GIS) (March-December,2006): Forestry & Ecology Division, Indian Institute of  Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Dehradun. Thesis Title: “Assessment of Growing stock and Biomass in Barkot Range of Dehradun Forest Division Using RS & GIS”.

Ph.D. Awarded (2000-2004): 

Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 

Thesis commence:  03-05-2000

Thesis submitted:   15-12-2003

Thesis Awarded:    21-07-2004

Thesis Title: “Ethnobotanical and Pharmacognostical Studies on Crude Drugs Obtained from Plant Sources”.

NET-JRF (CSIR),   December, 2000: Scheme Life Sciences, Agency – CSIR, New Delhi

 

M.Sc. (Botany)   (1997-1999): 

Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, with 1st Division (69.0%).

B.Sc. (Biology) (1994-1997): 

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 

with 1st Division (72.4%).

Details of Teaching / Research/ Work Experience (Post Ph.D.)

 Professor

Department of Environmental Science

Central University of Rajasthan

Bandar Sindri-305817, Ajmer, (India)

15/06/20 - Till date

Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Science

Central University of Rajasthan

Bandar Sindri-305817, Ajmer, (India)

30/12/15 - 14/06/20

Assistant Professor

Centre for Land Resource Management

Central University of Jharkhand

Brambe-835205, Ranchi (India),  

31/08/12 to 28/12/15

Assistant Professor

Department of Remote Sensing

Birla Institute of Technology 

Mesra-835215, Ranchi (India)

16/04/07 to 30/08/12

Senior Research Fellow-CSIR

Department of Botany, 

University of Rajasthan

Jaipur

21/07/04 to 30/06/06

Project (Major):  Completed

Project Title: “Stratified Forest Biomass Modeling Using AVIRIS Next Generation (NG)Hyperspectral Data”.Total Budget : Rs.19,40,000/- (Nineteen-Lakh-Forty Thousand) Position in Project: Principal investigator

Sanctioned by : Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, Year of Sanction:2017    Year of Completion: 2020

 

Project Title: “Development of Forest Fire Management System in Shimla Forest Division in Himachal Pradesh (India) Using Geospatial Information System”.

Total Budget: Rs.17,83,440/- (Seventeen Lakh Eighty-Three Thousand Four Hundred Forty)

Position in Project: Principal Investigator Sanctioned by: Ministry of Environment, Forests& Climate Change, Govt. of India. Year of Sanction: 2010      Year of Completion: 2013

 

Project Title: “ALOS RA: Evaluation of Polarimetric, Interferometric and Differential Interferometric Techniques for Vegetation and Land Subsidence Study”.Total Budget: Rs.7,1 0,000/- (Seven Lakh& ten thousand) Position in Project:

Co-Principal Investigator Sanctioned by: Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad Year of Sanction: 2008, Year of Completion: 2011

 

Project Title: “COSMO Skymed A.O.: Polarimetric, Radargrammetric,

Interferometric and Differential Interferometric Techniques Study”.Total Budget :

Rs.8,00,000/- (Eight Lakh) Position in Project: Co-Principal Investigator Sanctioned by: Space Application Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad Year of Sanction: 2009, Year of Completion: 2012

 

Project Title: “National Land Use Land Cover Analysis-Second Cycle for Bihar State”.Total Budget:

Rs.30,00,000/- (Thirty Lakh) Position in Project: Co-Principal Investigator Sanctioned by: NRSC (ISRO), Hyderabad

Year of Sanction: 2012     Year of Completion: 2014

Major Achievements:

  • Member-CEM [Commission on Ecosystem Management] & WCPA [World Commission on Protected Areas] IUCN (from 2017-2025).

  • Proctor, Central University of Rajasthan (from 19.10.2016 to 08.07.2019);

  • Dean, School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan (from 13.07.2017 to 13.07.2020);

  • Head, Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan (from 01.01.2016 to 14.10.2019).

  • EDUSAT Coordinator, Central University of Rajasthan (from 19.10.2016 to till now).

  • Coordinator, DST-FIST Programme, Department of Environmental Science, CURAJ. (from 01.01.2016 to 14.10.2019). Department selected and sanctioned the support of Rs. 80 lakhs under DST-FIST (Level 1 category) on 16th December 2016 for a period of five years (2016- 2021).

  • Successfully established new department under School of Earth Sciences “Department of Atmospheric Science”and launched M.Sc. Atmospheric Science 2 (Two) year’s programme. 

  • Member-Executive Council, Central University of Rajasthan (from 01.01.2016 to 13.07.2020); Member-Academic Council, Central University of Rajasthan (from 01.01.2016 to 13.07.2020).

  • Centre Coordinator (Geo-Informatics), Centre for Land Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand (From 17.09.2012 to 31.01.2014)

  • EDUSAT Coordinator, Central University of Jharkhand (from 04.02.2013 to 06.02.2014).

  • Successfully launched Integrated M.Tech. Geoinformatics 5 (five) year’s programme in Central University of Jharkhand.

  • Member, Committee for Social Impact Assessment (SIA)for New Land Acquisition Act, Govt. of Jharkhand (from 21.07.2014 to 28.12.2015).

  • Member, IQAC Cell, Central University of Jharkhand (from 06.01.2015 to 28.12.2015).

  • Member (School Board): School of Earth Sciences, CURAJ (till now); School of Natural Resource Management, CUJ (till 28.12.2015).

  • Member, COC (Committee of Courses), RS & Geoinformatics, MDS, University, Ajmer; Member, DRC (Departmental Research Committee) of Centre for Climate Change & Water Research, SGV University, Jaipur.

  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of GIS Trends, Academy Science Journal, USA; Int. Journal of Advancement in RS, GIS and Geography (IJARSGG); Journal of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES).

  • Member, Indo-UK research group on “Carbon Studies” supported by DST & Royal Society, UK.

  • Founder Member and Mentor of “Quarks Ensemble” A Techno-Science club of CUJ up to 28/12/15.

  • Awarded Chinese Govt. Scholarship 2004-2005, under Indo-China Scientific Exchange Programme.

  • Elected for Joint Secretary CHEC-India: An (N.G.O.) in 2000 & continue as Honorary Member.Elected for President Botanical Society, UOR, Jaipur for 2000-2001.

  • Expert reviewer for Journals & Books: International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS); International Journal PLOS ONE; Environmental Monitoring & Assessment (EAMS), Geo-carto International; Transactions in GIS; Applied Remote Sensing Journal (ARS); Ecological Indicators, Ecological Modeling, Carbon Management, International Journal of Advancement in RS, GIS and Geography (IJARSGG); and Book: Christopherson : Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, 9/e for Pearson Global Editions.

  • Expert paper setter for Universities: Birla Institute of Technology (BIT)-Mesra; HNB-Garhwal University, Central University of Jharkhand; Central University of Rajasthan; MDS University, Ajmer; MGS University, Bikaner; Central Universities Common Entrance Examinations (CUCET) etc.

Present Academic/Administrative Achievements & Responsibilities 

(From 30.12.2015 onward in Central University of Rajasthan)

  • Academic & Administrative Achievements: As Head (Department of Environmental Science), Dean (School of Earth Sciences), and Proctor, Central University of Rajasthan From 30.12.2015 onward

  • DST selected the department and sanctioned the support of Rs. 80 lakhs under FIST (Level 1 category) on 16th December 2016 for a period of five years (2016- 2021). 

  • Successfully established new academic department (Department of Atmospheric Sciences) under School of Earth Sciences with Infrastructure, Syllabus, Admission, Faculty recruitment and launched new programme in M.Sc. Atmospheric Science in CURAJ.

  • Successfully Completed the Approval for Setup of “Centre for Desert Studies” in CURAJ.  

  • Successfully launched 25 IIRS (ISRO)-EDUSAT based learning programmes in RS & GIS.

  • Successfully established a dedicated RS & GIS Labs in EVS Department, CURAJ.

  • Successfully conducted 03 days National Training Program on Geo-spatial Technologies supported by DST-NRDMS.

  • Successfully organized Industry–Academic meetings for training & placements of students. 

  • Established an academic linkage with different International and national institutions i.e. ITC-Netherland, Universiade de Évora, Portugal, Garno-Altaisk State University, Russia, UANL, Mexico, AIT-Thailand, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Bhubaneswar, IIRS, SAC, NRSC (ISRO) etc.

  • Under the aegis of Environmental Club “Navsrijan” different Nature protection activities conducted i.e., Tree plantation in Campus, Celebration of World Environment Day, World Ozone Day, Wildlife week etc.

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