Dr. Rathin Biswas

Email: rathin.iitb[at]

Supervisor:Prof. Kavi Arya

Thesis Titile:ICT enabled good-governance framework for public and community sanitation


  • 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.


Rathin Biswas is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay, India. His doctoral research topic deals with sanitation assessment and solving its associated governance issues through technology and policy recommendation. He completed his Masters’ degree in Energy Science and Technology from Jadavpur University in Kolkata (2013), having received the National GATE scholarship.

His doctoral research entitled ‘IoT enabled governance framework for sanitation’ investigated the present sanitation scenario and demonstrated how technology along with appropriate policy can address the associated governance issues. He constructed a methodology based on Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission guidelines to estimate the toilet demand. Then he found out the potential places for new toilets. Apart from data-centric approach, he conducted several field-visits, surveys and interviews to find out the ground reality and came up with necessary policy recommendations. He conceptualized and implemented “Find A Loo” mobile application in order to build global sanitation community to serve billions.

He has also associated with several projects on waste management, waste to energy conversion, developing an happiness index. Spatial and temporal assessment of healthcare facilities, India’s Urbanisation.

He assisted in teaching- “ICT for Socio-economic Development” course. He published his research work in peer-reviewed international journal and conferences.