divya Divya Subramanian
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Naveen K Alla Naveen Krishna Alla
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Santhosh Santhosh Jois
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surabhi Surabhi Mehrotra
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Thesis title: Thermal profile variations in heterogeneous urban forms: Empirical evidence from Mumbai
Ravinder Ravinder Dhiman
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Thesis title: Quantitative Approaches for Spatial Planning of Urban Coastal Regions
Supervisor: Prof. Arun. B. Inamdar, CSRE
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Pradip Kalbar, CUSE
Publications (Peer Reviewed):

  1. Dhiman, R., Kalbar, P., & Inamdar, A. B. (2018). GIS coupled multiple criteria decision making approach for classifying urban coastal areas in India. Habitat International, 71, 125-134. (IF: 2.2/2016)
  1. VishnuRadhan, R., Zainudin, Z., Sreekanth, G. B., Dhiman, R., Salleh, M. N., & Vethamony, P. (2017). Temporal water quality response in an urban river: a case study in peninsular Malaysia. Applied Water Science, 7(2), 923-933.
  1. Murali, R. M., Dhiman, R., Choudhary, R., Seelam, J. K., Ilangovan, D., & Vethamony, P. (2015). Decadal shoreline assessment using remote sensing along the central Odisha coast, India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 74(10),  7201-7213. (IF: 1.7/2016)
  1. Kumar, A., Dhiman, R., & Deshmukh, B. (2014). Morphometric analysis of watersheds of Kangra region of Indian Himalaya for assessing their fluvial erosion susceptibility. Himalayan Geology. 35 (1):47-55. (IF: 0.35/2015)

 International Conferences:

  1. R.Dhiman, P. Kalbar, A.B. Inamdar. (2017). GIS coupled Multiple Criteria based Decision Support for Classification of Urban Coastal Areas in India. Presented at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 2017.
  2. R. Dhiman, A. B. Inamdar, L. Banerjee. (2016). Development of Coastal Management Information System for Maharashtra State, India – A Mapserver Based Open Source Approach. In Proceedings of 37th ACRS Conference, Colombo, 2016.
  3. R. Mani Murali, R. Dhiman, S. Jayakumar, D. Ilangovan and P. Vethamony. (2014). Detection of decadal shoreline changes along Dhamra and Maipura coast, Odisha, India. In Proceedings of 19th IAHR-APD Congress,Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014.

Awards and Grants: 

  1. Student Travel Grant Winner at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, USA.
Rathin Biswas
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Research Interests

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Governance
  • Urban and Rural Studies
  • Waste Management
  • Energy
  • ICT

PhD-Thesis Title

  • ICT enabled good-governance framework for public and community sanitation


Publications & Conferences

  • Biswas, R., Jana, A., Arya, K., & Ramamritham, K. (2019). A good-governance framework for urban management. Journal of Urban Management.
  • BISWAS, R., ARYA, K., & Deshpande, S. (2018). Sanitation planning for squatter settlements as urban water management in Mumbai. Urban Water Journal, 15(05), 470–478.
  • Biswas, R. & Arya, K. (2018). Root-cause behind poor public-sanitation: A case of developing country, Elsevier Urban Transitions 2018, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
  • Biswas, R. & Arya, K. (2018). Addressing sanitation issues through IoT based platform, IWA REUSE 2018, Phuket, Thailand
  • Jadhav, P., Devi, N.S., Krishna, N. & Biswas, R. (2018). Happiness Index: What makes you Happy?, RSAI World Congress 2018, Goa, India
  • Krishna, N., Jana, A. & Biswas, R. (2018). Spatial & Temporal Assessment of Healthcare Facilities in Mumbai: K-West Ward, RSAI World Congress 2018, Goa, India
  • Biswas, R., Krishna, N. & Kumar, K. (2018). India’s urban growth with socio-demographic aspects on gender scanner, RSAI World Congress 2018, Goa, India
  • Biswas, R., Arya, K. & Deshpande, S. (2017). Deriving pragmatic factors behind geo-spatial variation of public sanitation relating to health: A case from a mega-city in lower-middle income developing country, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, United States of America.


  • 2015-19: MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) fellowship for doctoral study in IIT Bombay.
  • 2017: Student Travel Grant winner from American Geophysical Union (AGU).
  • 2016: Best Office Bearer winner from IIT Bombay Hostel Affairs.
  • 2015: Felicitation from IIT Bombay Director for representing IITB in Science Expo 2015 at Nehru Science Centre.
  • 2011-13: AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) fellowship for Master of Technology program in Jadavpur University.

Project Association

  • Happiness Index: Developing an index that can interpret happiness among people.
  • Deriving the nexus between health and sanitation with respect to geo-spatial variation.
  • Health-care Assessment: How the spatial distribution of health care facilities over 24 hours is affecting citizens in Mumbai K-West ward?
  • Studying the waste segregation behaviour among the Institute students.
  • India’s urbanization: The nexus between socio-demographic variables under gender scanner.
  • Toilet Controller: Developing an electronic-controller to address service delivery in terms of toilet maintenance.
  • Planning of bicycle sharing for IITB campus
  • Is Visakapatnam a climate resilient city? A primer based approach.
  • Literature based city profiling of Hyderabad


Kevin Kevin Joshi
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Thesis title: Energy sharing in smart microgrids
Supervisor: Prof. Krithi Ramamritham 
Sushibala Nambram Sushibala Devi
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Shyan Shyan Kirat Rai
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Solanki Solanki Ghosh
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Thesis title: Understanding variables for contextual re-generation of Urban Areas
Supervisor: Dr. Ronita Bardhan

  1. Ghosh, S, and Bardhan, R.; 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
Vaibhav Vaibhav Kumar
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SaiKrishna Venkata Sai Krishna Vanama
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Thesis title: Flood Mapping in Urban Areas Using Geospatial Technologies
Supervisor: Prof. Y. S. Rao
Karan Karan Barpete
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Assessment of impact of urban metro rail on the housing choice and land-use changes
Supervisor: Prof. Arnab Jana
Shankar Deepank Verma
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Thesis title: Experiencing the cities: Understanding linkages between people and quality of surroundings
Supervisor: Prof. Krithi Ramamritham
Co-Supervisor: Prof. Arnab Jana
Shankar Mayank Gupta
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Thesis Title: Modeling of Integrated Urban water system
Supervisor: Dr. Subimal Ghosh
Shankar Nikhil Kumar
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Shankar Deepjyoti Das
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Shankar Kshetrimayum Bangkim Singh
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Thesis Title: Understanding the relationship between affordable housing and sustainable well being
Supervisor: Prof. Ronita Bardhan
Ahana Ahana Sarkar
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Swapnil Swapnil Kendre
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Jeetika Jeetika Malik
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Ronak Sutaria
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Nikita Kakwani
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Anujkumar Ghorpade
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Kanchan Sen Sharma
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Supervisor: Prof. V. Jyothiprakash
Neenu Thomas
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Supervisor: Prof. Arnab Jana
Kallakurchi V Jagannath
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Supervisor: Prof. Pradipta Banerji
Profession: Managing Director & CEO of Choice solutions limited, Bevgo Ventures (P) Limited – OPC and Qualtime Consultancy (P) limited
Academic Roles: Currently Adjunct Professor at PEC University, Chandigarh and In past Honorary Fellow at Department of Management Studies IIT Roorkee from 2013-2017
Co–Author: Cloud computing Black book
Abhishek Kumar Sinha
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Supervisor: Prof. Pradip Kalbar


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