Ronita Bardhan


  • Designation : Assistant Professor
  • Specialization : Sustainable Design
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    Prof. Bardhan leads the Sustainable Design Group at CUSE

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  • Description :

    Dr Ronita Bardhan is an architect and urban educator, with a PhD in Urban Engineering as a Monbukagakusho (MEXT)Scholar from The University of Tokyo, Japan. At CUSE she leads the Sustainable Research Group. She works on the niche sector of habitat design, energy decisions and gender equality for low-income housing. Her tractable research informs demand-side design solutions which positively affects energy security, gender equality and well-being while entailing fewer environmental risks. She believes that efficient Design of built environments can effectively address sustainability. Through her research, she seeks for the transdisciplinary collaboration where she soft-couples building design, engineering research with social science. Her work is academically well published with wide media coverage. She is the recipient of The Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship 2016-2017 and Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship at University of Cambridge in recognition of her work in building energy efficiency for low-income communities and was awarded the Young Researcher Award 2012 for her innovative contribution in the field of Sustainable Urban Regeneration.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Urban Engineering; Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Master in City Planning (MCP); Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch); Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India

Sustainable Design Group

The vertebral research theme of the group is ‘Data-Driven Design Heuristics for Sustainable Built Environment'. We work in the niche sector of habitat design, health and well-being, energy decisions and gender equality for low-income housing. Our tractable research informs demand-side solutions which can positively affect energy security, gender equality and well-being while entailing fewer environmental risks.



  1. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., & Sunikka-Blank, M., (2019) Discomfort and distress in slum rehabilitation housing- Investigating a rebound phenomenon using a backcasting approach, Habitat International, Elsevier (Gold Open Access).
  2. Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R., & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Outdoor thermal performance of heterogeneous urban environment: An indicator-based approach for climate-sensitive planning. Science of the Total Environment.

  3. Bardhan R., Debnath R., Jana A., (2019) Evolution of sustainable energy policies in India since 1947: A review. WIREs Energy and Environment DOI:10.1002/wene.340 (Invited paper)

  4. Sunikka-Blank M., Bardhan R., Nasra-Haque A., (2019) Gender, domestic energy and design of inclusive low-income habitats: A case of slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai, India. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 49, March 2019, Pages 53-67. (Link)

  5. Mehrotra, S., Mammen, P. M., Ramamritham, K., & Bardhan R. (2019).Data Driven Monitoring of Thermal Profile?: Towards Sustainable Urban Habitats. In ACM-ICTD’19 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (pp. 1–5). Ahmedabad, India: ACM. (Link)

  6. Kshetrimayum, B., & Bardhan, R. (2019). Assessment of life satisfaction in slum rehabilitation housing in developing countries. In 4th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM-2019). Mumbai, India.29th January – 1st February 2019

  7. Mehrotra, S., Bardhan, R., & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Heat stress and urbanisation pattern in Megacity- Mumbai: Towards climate – resilient urban policies. In 4th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM-2019). Mumbai, India.29th January – 1st February 2019


  • Sathyakumar V, RAAJ R & Bardhan R., (2018): Linking remotely sensed Urban Green Space (UGS) distribution patterns and Socio-Economic Status (SES) – A multi-scale probabilistic analysis based in Mumbai, India, GIScience & Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2018.1549819 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., Malik J., Sarkar A.; (2018) Low-income housing layouts under socio-architectural complexities: A parametric study for sustainable slum rehabilitation; Sustainable Cities and Society,Volume 41, August 2018, Pages 126–38  (Link)

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R.; (2018) Resource Symbiosis Model through bricolage: A livelihood generation assessment of an Indian village; Journal of Rural Studies, 60:c,doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.03.010R (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., Jana A., Norford L; (2018) Investigating the association of healthcare-seeking behavior with the freshness of indoor spaces in low-income tenement housing in Mumbai; Habitat International 71 (December), 156–168 (Link)

  • Nutkiewicz A., Jain R., & Bardhan R.; (2018) Energy modeling of urban informal settlement redevelopment: Exploring design parameters for optimal thermal comfort in Dharavi, Mumbai, India; Applied Energy 231 (December), 433-445 (Link)

  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan R., & Ramamritham, K. (2018) Urban Informal Housing and Surface Urban Heat Island Intensity?: Exploring Spatial Association in the City of Mumbai. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 1–20. (Link)

  • Sarkar, A. & Bardhan, R., 2018. An expert system framework for holistic development of Rurban clusters in India: Case of tribal Orissa. In 12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International?: Spatial Systems: Social Integration, Regional Development and Sustainability, May 29 – June 1. Goa, India.

  • Malik. J., Bardhan R.; (2018) Optimizing Thermal Comfort in Low-Income Dwellings: A Pinch Analysis Approach, Building Simulation & Optimization Conference, BSO2018, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018 ( Link)

  • Sarkar A., Bardhan R.; (2018) Evaluating the impact of interior layout on indoor air quality in low-income tenement unit: A case of Mumbai, Building Simulation & Optimization Conference, BSO2018, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018

  • Haque A., Sunikka-Blank M., Lemanski C., Bardhan R., Choudhury R., & Prabhu J. (2018) Gender and household energy: female participation in designing domestic energy in India’s slum rehabilitation housing, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018, Cardiff University, 28-31 August, 2018 (Link)

  • Avery Bick I.,Bardhan R., Beaubois T.; (2018) Applying Fuzzy Logic to Open Data for Sustainable Development Decision-Making: A Case Study of the Planned City Amaravati; Natural Hazards91:3pp 1317–1339 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., (2018) Visualizing Urban spaces from spaces: decoding the digital earth, International Conference on the Networked Digital Earth, March 7-9, 2018, Kharagpur, India (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., (2018) Evaluating building material based thermal comfort of a typical low-cost modular house in India. – Materials Today:Proceedings (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., (eds); (2018) Building Science for low-income habitat – Report (Link)


  • Bardhan R., Debnath R.; (2017) Investigating building energy performance with site-based airflow characteristics in wind-driven naturally ventilated conditions in low-income tenement housing of Mumbai. 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research 2017, December 12–14, 2017, Mumbai, India

  • Malik J., Bardhan R., (2017) User Experience & Perception in First Generation Green Rated Office Buildings in India. 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research 2017, December 12–14, 2017, Mumbai, India

  • Sathyakumar, V., Ramsankaran, RAAJ.,Bardhan R., ; (2017) Multiscale Analysis of the Relationship between Socio-Economic Status (SES) and Remotely Sensed Spatial Patterns of Urban Green Spaces (UGS) in Mumbai, India. The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2017), New Delhi, India. Oct 23-27 (Link)

  • Basu R., Jana A., Bardhan R., Bandyopadhyay S.; (2017) Pinch Analysis as a Quantitative Decision Framework for Determining Gaps in Health Care Delivery Systems; Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability 1 (3), 213-223 (Link)

  • Chikaraishi M., Jana A., Bardhan R., Varghese V., Fujiwara A.; (2017) A framework to analyze capability and travel in formal and informal urban settings: A case from Mumbai. Journal of Transport Geography65 (September), 101–110 (Link)

  • Ronita Bardhan (2017): Integrating rapid assessment of flood proneness into urban planning under data constraints: a fuzzy logic and bricolage approach, Area Development and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/23792949.2017.1338523 (Link)

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R., Banerjee R, (2017) ‘Taming the killer in the kitchen : mitigating household air pollution from solid-fuel cooking through built-environment’, Clean Technologies and Environment Policies. doi: 10.1007/s10098-016-1251-7 (Link)

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R., Jain R., (2017) A data-driven and simulation approach for understanding thermal performance of slum redevelopment in Mumbai, India, IBPSA, Aug 7-9, 2017 San Fransisco, USA

  • Bardhan R; Beaubois Terry (eds), Sustainable Urban Solutions in India-CEE 244A Winter 2017, Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative- Stanford University, (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., (2017) Building Performance Study of Indira Awas Yojana for Smart Village; 2017 IEEE International Conference on Energy, Communication, Data Analytics and Soft Computing(ICECDS), Chennai, India, VI, pg 1-6. (Link)

2016 and previous years

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., (2016) Towards daylight inclusive bye-law: Daylight as an energy saving route for affordable housing in India, Energy for Sustainable Development. Vol-34, October.pp 1-9.doi:10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.005 .(Link)

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R., Banerjee R, (2016) ‘Investigating the age of air in rural Indian kitchens for sustainable built environment design’, Journal of Building Engineering;doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2016.07.011 (Link)

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R., Jain R. K, (2016) A data driven-design framework for urban slum housing: Case of Mumbai, BuildSys ’16, November 16-17, 2016, Palo Alto, CA, USA ACM. (Link)

  • Basu, R., Jana, A. & Bardhan R., A Health Care Facility Allocation Model for Expanding Cities in Developing Nations: Strategizing Urban Health Policy Implementation. Appl. Spatial Analysis (2016). doi:10.1007/s12061-016-9208-0 (Link)

  • Jana A., Bardhan R., Sarkar,S, Kumar V; (2016) Framework to assess and locate affordable and accessible housing for developing nations: empirical evidences from Mumbai; Habitat International.doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2016.07.005. (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., (2016) Evaluating building material based thermal comfort of a typical low-cost modular house in India. PMME-2016 – Materials Today : Proceedings (In Press)

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R., (2016) Fulfilling SDG-3:DALYs averted in rural kitchens through design, UN-IARC, Mumbai, India.

  • Mehrotra, S., Bardhan R., Ramamritham K., (2016) Built Form Determinants of Urban Land Surface Temperature: A Case of Mumbai, Sustainable Built Environment Conference: Expanding Boundaries, Systems Thinking in the Built Environment 13-17 June 2016, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., Banerjee R., (2016) ‘Evaluating Differences In Airflow Patterns For Similar Rural Kitchens Using CFD’, 6th International Congress on Computational Mechanics and Simulation (ICCMS), June, 27- July, 1, Mumbai; pp 391-395. (Link)

  • Sangoi S., Jain A., Jana A., Bardhan R., Velaga N., (2016) Behavior of Housing Prices Within the “Equi-influence” Zone of Metro Corridor in Mumbai, India: A Fuzzy Logic Approach. Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting

  • Chikaraishi M., Jana A., Bardhan R., Varghese V., Fujiwara A., (2016) Revisiting Travel Time in Mumbai: Value of Time Saving or Value of Access? Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting

  • Debnath R., Bardhan R., (2016) Daylight performance parameter of a naturally ventilated building as a parameter for energy management. Energy Procedia (Link)

  • Ghosh, S, and Bardhan R., (2016) Understanding variables for contextual re-generation of Urban Areas, 52nd ISOCARP Congress 2016 – Cities we have vs Cities we need; September 12-16, 2016, Durban, South Africa

  • Bardhan R., (2016) “Inaugural Editorial of Urban Planning: Redefining City Planning Agendas under the Contextual Realm,” Urban Planning, vol. 1, pp. 1-4. (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Jana, A., and S. Sarkar, (2016)”Informality,” in Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, A. M. Orum, Ed., ed: The Wiley Blackwell, 2016.(In press)

  • Chikaraishi, M.,Jana, A., Bardhan R., & Fujiwara, A. (2016); Time Use of Urban Poor and Rural Poor on Activity and Travel in Gujarat, India: Similarities and Differences, Asian Transport Studies, Volume 4 Issue 1, 19-36. (Link)

  • Jana, A., Bardhan R., (2016), Planning transit system for India cities: Opportunities and challenges in Handbook of Research on Emerging Innovations in Rail Transportation Engineering. eds Rai. U. ISBN:: 978-1-5225-0084-1 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Debnath R., Bandopadhyay, S., (2016).A conceptual model for identifying the risk susceptibility of urban green spaces using geo-spatial techniques. Modeling Earth Systems and Environmentdoi:10.1007/s40808-016-0202-y.(Link)

  • Bardhan R., V Varghese, A Jana;(2015), Analyzing Regional Travel Patterns in India: Disaggregated Analysis of Social, Health and Pilgrimage Trips. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies; Vol. 11, p.362-378 (Link)

  • Varghese, V; Sarkar, S; Bardhan R., Velaga, NR; Jana, A; (2015) Transport network characteristics and real-estate undercurrents: The effect of spatial non stationarity on property pricing in Mumbai; 3rd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG); 17 – 20 December, 2015, Kolkata, INDIA

  • Bardhan R., Sarkar, S; Jana, A; Velaga, NR, (2015) Mumbai slums since independence: Evaluating the policy outcomes; Habitat International, Vol 50, Dec-2015, pp 1–11.doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.07.009 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Bandopadhyay, S, & Gupta, K. (2015). Rapid Estimation of Flood Prone Zones under Data Constraint Scenario: A Fuzzy Modelling Approach. Paper presented at the HYDRO 2015 International:20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering, Roorkee, India.

  • Bardhan R.,Bahuman, C, Pathan, I, & Ramamritham, K. (2015, 9–12 December 2015). Designing a game based persuasive technology to promote Pro-Environmental Behaviour (PEB). Paper presented at the Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 2015 IEEE Region 10, Cebu City, Philippines.10.1109/R10-HTC.2015.7391844 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Varghese, V; Jana, A; Analyzing Regional Travel Patterns in India: Disaggregated Analysis of Social, Health and Pilgrimage Trips; Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies – EASTS 2015 Conference: Resilient and Inclusive Transportation Systems through Smarter Mobility, Cebu, Philippines; 09/2015

  • Chikaraishi M.,Jana, A., Bardhan R., Varghese V;& Fujiwara, A. (2015); Revisiting travel time in Mumbai: the value of time saving or the value of access?, 52nd Conference on Infrastructure Planning and Management 2015; JSCE, 21 to 23 November, 2015, Japan.

  • Chikaraishi, M.,Jana, A., Bardhan R., & Fujiwara, A. (2015); Time Use of Urban Poor and Rural Poor on Activity and Travel in Gujarat, India: Similarities and Differences, 11th EASTS Conference: Resilient and Inclusive Transportation Systems through Smarter Mobility, 11 to 14 September, 2015, Cebu , Philippines. (Link)

  • Jana, A., Bardhan R., & Sarkar, S., (2015). Future Place making in Mumbai: Analyzing Mumbai Development plan 2034, Future of Places International conference – UNHabitat, Stockholm, Sweden, 29 June to 1 July 2015. (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Kurisu, K., Hanaki ,K.; (2015) Does compact urban forms relate to good quality of life in high density cities of India? Case of Kolkata, Cities, 48, pp 55-65, ISSN 0264-2751, (Link)

  • Chikaraishi, M., Jana, A., Bardhan R., & Fujiwara, A. (2015). Urban-Rural Comparison of Time Use in India: Gender, Education, and Economic Affluence  .Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, USA.(Link)

  • Bardhan R., 2014. Urban quality of life in growing megacities – a case of Kolkata, India. International Symposium on MEGACITIES, November, 11 – 14, 2014, Kolkata, India.

  • Bardhan R., 2013. Simulation of Land Use Consequences of Urban Corridor in Kolkata: An Integrated Spatial and Expert System Model, Environment and Urbanization Asia 4: 267-286,doi:10.1177/0975425313510767.

  • Bardhan R., Kurisu, K. H., & Hanaki,K. ,2013. Relating urban form to objective quality of life using pattern recognition technique – a case study: megacity region of Kolkata, India. 2013 AAG Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California.(Link)

  • Bardhan R., 2013, Process of Incubation of Environmental Leader: Lessons learned from field research in Great Pearl River Delta, China, 2012. International Symposium on “Fostering Future Leaders for Sustainable Society, (; Tokyo, Japan, 9th January, 2013.

  • Kyoungjin, A. Bardhan R., 2012 Response to sustainable urban water use and management: exploring field-oriented environmental education curricula for leadership development. IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, Korea; 16th-21stSeptember,2012.

  • Bardhan R., 2012 Assessment tool for Land Use consequences of Urban Corridors: An Investigation of Location, and Use Effect Case Study: 2nd Vivekananda Bridge & Belghoria Expressway, Kolkata, India. 10th Conference of Asian City Planning (10thACP), Tokyo; Japan, 23rdJune,2012.

  • Bardhan R., Kurisu H, K.Hanaki K., 2011. Linking Urban Form & Quality of Life in Kolkata, 47th ISOCARP Congress Liveable cities – Urbanizing World: Meeting the Challenge, organized by ISOCARP and the People’s Government of Wuhan Municipality (UPSC), Wuhan (China), October 24, 2011, Congress CD-ROM Proceedings, ISBN: 978-94-90354-12-1; (Link)

  • Bardhan R., Jana, A 2010 Incorporating The Concept of Zero Energy In The Newly Developed Satellite Towns of India – Case Study Rajarhat, Kolkata, India. India-Japan Symposium On Emerging Technologies, Tokyo;Japan, 7October,2010

  • Chattapadhyay. S., Bardhan R., Jana A., 2006. Growth Dynamics Vs Sustainability – The Dichotomy of twin mining towns Joda & Barbil, XXXIV IAHS, World Congress on Housing Sustainable Housing Design Emphasizing Urban Housing. Naples, Italy 20-23 September 2006.
  • Bardhan R., 2006, “An Urban Corridor in Transition: VISION 2020”, ITPI Newsletter (No. XXXIII), West Bengal Regional Chapter, Dec 2006.

Invited Talks and participation

  • Bardhan R (2018) Gender and household energy: female participation in designing domestic energy  in India’s slum rehabilitation housing ,November 2018,CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Bardhan R., (2018) “Visualizing Urban spaces from spaces”June,2018, NASA Ames Earth Science Division, USA

  • Bardhan R., (2018) “Designing for Health & Well-being: A data-driven approach to building science” May 10, 2018, Stanford University, USA

  • Bardhan R., (2017) “Slum Habitat Design: An introduction to Mumbai’s Chawl / slums”, March 16, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

  • Bardhan R., (2017) “Urban Form and Climate – Indian Case”, March 13, Sustainability & Data Sciences Laboratory (SDS Lab), Northeastern University, USA.

  • Bardhan R., (2017) “The 3P’s of Design: Is design a product, process or philosophy?” – Sustainable Urban Systems Seminar, January 26,Stanford University,USA.

  • Bardhan R., (2016) “De-coding SMARTness of Indian Cities”, Workshop on Smart Cities: Mobility and Infrastructure in the 21st Century, organised by IISER Pune in association with German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in New Delhi, Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA), University of Goettingen, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and University of Cologne, August 19 2016, IISER Pune, India. (Link)

  • Bardhan R., (2016) “Envisioning a Smart city: A People Centric Approach”, 10th National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium for Young Indian Engineers, 23 – 25 June 2016, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • Bardhan R., (2016) “Internet of everything and India’s SMART city vision :Towards Enablement”. Invited speaker at Internet of Things (IOT) & Smart City – Thematic Session III – Distributed and Embedded High Performance Computing. June 1-4, 2016. Mumbai, India

  • Bardhan R., (2016) 5th Regional Conference on Infrastructure Project Management, Invited Speaker at the “Sustainable and Green Building” session. May 27, 2016, Mumbai, India

  • Bardhan R., (2015) Geo-Informatics in Urban Planning, Invited talk at School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. October 30, 2015

  • Bardhan R., (2015) Green Building:Principles & Concepts, Invited talk at Symposium on Green Building :Principles, Concepts and Case Studies, GH Patel College of Engineering & Technology, Gujarat, India. October 15, 2015

  • Bardhan R., (2015) Dissemination of Incentives for Green Building, Invited talk at Workshop on Green Buildings, New Kolkata Development Authority, Govt. of West Bengal,India, Kolkata. April 2, 2015 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., (2015) Why Mumbai had Slums. Invited talk at the Amsterdam-Mumbai Symposium on ‘Sustainable Urban Development: Practices, Problems, and Prospects’ ,at  IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India on March 27, 2015.(Link)

  • Bardhan R., (2015) Social networks and psychological factors for pro-environmental behavior in urban waste management. Invited talk at 37th Taoyaka Program Seminar (the 285th IDEC Asia Seminar), Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University,Japan on March 21, 2015(Link)

  • Bardhan R., (2015) Smart PEOPLE for smart cities -harnessing pro-environmental behavior in waste management. Invited talk at Roundtable and Workshop on Role of Universities in Building Healthy, Sustainable & Smart Cities, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, INDIA on January28 , 2015 (Link)

  • Bardhan R., (2014) Spillovers of Urbanization in India – A macro and micro temporal perspective Invited talk at IIT Kharagpur – Research Scholars’ Day, November, 17, 2014, Kharagpur, INDIA

  • Bardhan R., (2014) Issues in Pro-Environmental behavior – Industrial Waste Management. Invited talk at JACOBS Engineering (Oil & Gas sector), Mumbai, INDIA on August 27, 2014

  • Bardhan R., (2014) “Sustainable Use of Natural Resources on local , regional and global scale” – Workshop. Invited talk at Indian-Sino-Finnish Cleantech Roundtable was held in Helsinki, Finland on May 6th, 2014(Link)

Grants and Awards

Exceptional Women of Excellence - Women Economic Forum 2019 at the WEF2019 Reimagining Societies: Reclaiming Humanity With Gender Equality

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship -2018-19 at the CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK (Link)

BHAVAN Fellowship – 2016:Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network Program supported by the Department of Science and  Technology, Govt. of India, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

PG Certificate in Environmental Leadership, Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leadership, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship, MEXT Japan and Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India

Young Researcher Award, Global Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

GCOE Research supporting funds for Young Researchers, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan

V N Prasad Best Thesis Award, Institute of Town Planner, India

Satyanath Halder Best Thesis Award, Institute of Town Planner : West Bengal Chapter, India

University Medal (Gold), Bengal Engineering and Science University, India

Bachelor of Architecture (Rank 1), Bengal Engineering and Science University, India

Dhrubajyoti Sen Memorial Award, Bengal Engineering and Science University, India

University Merit Scholarship, Bengal Engineering and Science University, India

Professional Membership

Member, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies


Member, Council of Architecture, Government of India

Associate, Institute of Town Planners, India

Editorial Board Membership

Editorial Advisory Board – Area Development and Policy, Taylor & Francis Online

Associate Editor – Frontiers in Water | Water and Built Environment

Editorial Board Member – Urban Planning, Cogitatio Press

Other Certifications

Young Planning Professional; The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), October, 2011

Summer Certificate course in GIS and Remote Sensing; Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Indian Space Research Organization, Dept. of Space, GOI. May, 2006 – July, 2006

CINEGENUS – Cinematic aided design for Gender Equality | Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), University of Cambridge, UK

Improved kitchen air quality in Mumbai’s Dharavi settlement | Collaborating institute: MIT, USA | Funding Agency : MIT-TATA Center, USA

Gender and household energy: female participation in designing domestic energy in India’s slum rehabilitation housing | Collaborating institute: Cambridge University, UK | Funding Agency : British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Programme, UK

Network Science for Urban Engineering | Collaborating institute: University of Porto, INESC-TEC | Funding Agency : India?Portugal Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation, DST

Frontier of Advanced Science and Technology (FAST), Centre for Excellence in Urban Science and Engineering | Funding Agency : MHRD, India

Relationship between Structural Factors and the prevalence and pattern of Tuberculosis in Slum Rehabilitation Buildings | Funding Agency : Doctors For You, NGO, India

Building Informatics: utilizing data-driven methodologies to enable sustainability planning of urban building systems | Funding Agency : National Science Foundation, USA under Grant No. 1461549

Assessing the energy efficiency, renewable energy potential and human burdens of informal settlement redevelopment in Mumbai, India | Funding Agency : Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University, USA

Course Code

Course Name

Institute offered



Introduction to Building: Functional Design and Science

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Autumn 2018, 2019


Urban Geomatics and Analytics

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Autumn (2014 – till date)


Management Techniques for Urban Systems

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Spring (2015-till date)


Communications Skills II

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Spring 2015, 2016


Managing Urban Change

Informality in developing countries – theory, policy and design

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK

Michaelmas 2018

CEE 224A

Sustainable Development Studio

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA


Spring - 2018


Solanki Ghosh



Surabhi Mehrotra



Nikhil Kumar



Kshetrimayum Bangkim Singh



Ahana Sarkar



Jeetika Malik