Nambram Sushibala Devi

Email: sushibala[at]

Faculty:Arnab Jana

Supervisor:Prof. Arnab Jana & Prof. K. Narayanan


Nambram Sushibala Devi is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Her doctoral research topic deals with analytical framework to assess sensitivity of urban regeneration policies and practices in reduction of carbon emission from energy use in built environment. She completed her Master of City Planning from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India (2008), having received the GATE scholarship. She is an Architect, Urban Planner and Remote Sensing and GIS analyst by training.

Her doctoral research entitled ‘Are Indian cities transiting towards low carbon society? A framework for analysing urban regeneration policies and practices’ quantified carbon emission from operational, transport and embodied energy in built environment (cessed buildings) at Bhendi Bazaar, Mumbai and assessed countermeasure for carbon emission reduction. A backcasting model was constructed using system dynamic, capturing multi-dimensionality of carbon emission with model input from Building Information Model, Building Energy Model, Stakeholders’ input, primary and secondary data. Primary survey using structured questionnaire on physical, socio-economic, energy consumption and travel behaviour were conducted to capture qualitative and quantitative data for base year.

Her research poster received best poster award in peer-reviewed International Conference on Advances in Energy Research 2017. Her research work has been presented at Urban Transition 2018 at Barcelona.