Prof. Arnab Jana


  • PhD, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • PG Certificate in Environmental Leadership, Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leadership, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • MCP, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India
  • B.Arch, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) Shibpur. (Formerly Bengal Engineering & Science University, Shibpur), India


  • 11/2013 – till date, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • 04/2016 – 06/2016, Visiting Faculty, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • 05/2007 – 03/2010, JLL India


  • Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay, 2013
  • Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship-2010-2013,
  • GCOE Research supports funds for young researchers, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan FY 2011-2012 and FY 2012-2013
  • Institute Silver Medal, IIT Kharagpur, 2007



  • US 603 Research Methods in Urban Science
  • US 602 Fundamentals of Urban Science & Engineering
  • US 605 Introduction to Building: Functional Design and Science
  • PS 619 Health Policy: An Introduction


  • US 611 Urban Design and Engineering Laboratory
  • US 612 Urban Design and Engineering Studio



45] Mehrotra, S., Subramanian, D., Bardhan, R., & Jana, A. Effect of surface treatment and built form on thermal profile of open spaces: A case of Mumbai, IndiaUrban Climate, 35, 100736.

44] Verma, D., Jana, A., & Ramamritham, K. (2020). Predicting human perception of the urban environment in a spatiotemporal urban setting using locally acquired street view images and audio clipsBuilding and Environment, 186, 107340. 

43] Jana, A., Sarkar, A., & Bardhan, R. (2020). Analysing outdoor airflow and pollution as a parameter to assess the compatibility of mass-scale low-cost residential developmentLand Use Policy, 99, 105052. 

42] Kumar, V., Bandyopadhyay, S., Ramamritham, K., & Jana, A. (2020). Pinch analysis to reduce fire susceptibility by redeveloping urban built forms. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 22, no. 7, pp: 1531-1546. 

41] Kumar, V., Bandhyopadhyay, S., Ramamritham, K., & Jana, A. (2020). Optimizing the Redevelopment Cost of Urban Areas to Minimize the Fire Susceptibility of Heterogeneous Urban Settings in Developing Nations: a Case from Mumbai, IndiaProcess Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 4(4), 361-378.

40] Kumar, V., Ramamritham, K., & Jana, A. (2020). Simulating fire-safe cities using a machine learning-based algorithm for the complex urban forms of developing nations: a case of Mumbai IndiaGeocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2020.1756463 

39] Rai, S. K., Ramamritham, K., & Jana, A. (2020). Identifying factors affecting the acceptance of Government to Government (G2G) system in developing nations – Empirical evidence from Nepal. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy. Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 283-303 DOI 10.1108/TG-05-2019-0035

38] Rai, S. K., Ramamritham, K., & Jana, A. (2020). Government to Government (G2G) framework to strengthen communication among government agencies during disasters– Learnings from 2015, Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal. Int. J. of Electronic Governance. (Accepted)

37] Pardeshi, P., Jadhav, B., Singh, R., Kapoor, N., Bardhan, R., Jana, R., David, S., & Roy, N. (2020). Association between architectural parameters and burden of tuberculosis in three resettlement colonies of M-East Ward, Mumbai, India. Cities & Health.

36] Kumar, V., Ramamritham, K., & Jana, A. (2020). A decision framework to access urban fire vulnerability in cities of developing nations: empirical evidence from Mumbai. Geocarto International 

35] Thomas, N., Bandhyopadhyay, S. & Jana, A. (2019). Investigating the association of individual and neighborhood characteristics with travel time: Empirical evidences from Mumbai, IndiaJournal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

34] Verma, D., Jana, A. & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Classification and mapping of sound sources in local urban streets through AudioSet data and Bayesian optimized Neural NetworksNoise Mapping

33] Verma, D., Jana, A. & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Machine-based understanding of manually collected visual and auditory datasets for urban perception studiesLandscape and Urban Planning

32] Jana, A., Basu, R., & Mukherjee, C. (2019). A game theoretic approach to optimize multi-stakeholder utilities for land acquisition negotiations with informalitySocio-Economic Planning Sciences,

31] Subramanian, D., & Jana, A. (2019). Evaluating the cultural ecosystem services of India: Comparison of budget allocations to improve the use value of recreational open spacesEcosystem Services, Volume 38,

30] Verma, D., Jana, A. & Ramamritham, K. (2019). Transfer learning approach to map urban slums using high and medium resolution satellite imageryHabitat International

29] Varghese, V., & Jana, A. (2019). Multitasking during travel in Mumbai, India: Effect of satiation in heterogeneous urban settingsJournal of Urban Planning and Development, American Society of Civil EngineersVol 125(2)

28] Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Jana, A. (2019). Evolution of sustainable energy policies in India since 1947: A reviewWIREs Energy and Environment,

27] Biswas, R., Jana, A., Arya, K., Ramamritham, K. (2019). A good-governance framework for urban managementJournal of Urban Management

26] Subramanian, D., & Jana, A. (2018). Assessing urban recreational open spaces for the elderly: A case of three Indian citiesUrban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 35, pages 115-128,

25] Subramanian, D., Bandopadhyay, S., & Jana, A. (2018). Optimization of financial expenditure to improve urban recreational open spaces using Pinch analysis: A case of three Indian citiesProcess Integration and Optimization for Sustainability

24] Subramanian, D., & Jana, A. (2018). Design Dichotomy: Impact of Design Intervention on the Recreational Open Spaces of Urban India—A Photo EssayBerkeley Planning Journal, 30(1).

23] Verma, D; Jana, A; Ramamritham, K. (2018). Quantifying Urban Surroundings Using Deep Learning Techniques: A New ProposalUrban Science. Volume 2, no. 3: 78,

22] Verma, D., Jana, A., & Ramamritham, K. (2018). Classification Of The Structure Of Cities Through Mid-Resolution Satellite Imagery And Patch Based Neural Networks. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Sciences (pp. 713-717). ISPRS.

21] Varghese V. and Jana A. (2018). Interrelationships between ICT, social disadvantage, and activity participation behaviour: A case of Mumbai, IndiaTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

20] Varghese V. and Jana A. (2018). Impact of ICT on multitasking during travel and the value of travel time savings: Empirical evidences from Mumbai, IndiaTravel Behaviour and Society, Volume 12, Pages 11-22,

19] Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Jana, A., Norford, Leslie K. (2018). Investigating the association of healthcare-seeking behavior with the freshness of indoor spaces in low-income tenement housing in MumbaiHabitat International, Volume 71, Pages 156-168, ISSN 0197-3975,

18] Varghese V., Jana A., & Sarkar S. (2017). Analysing Disparities and their Impact on Time Use Behavior: Evidences from Mumbai, India. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

17] Jana, A., and Varghese, V. (2017). Analyzing mode choice for inter-regional travel in IndiaTransportation Research Procedia, Volume 25, 2017, Pages 5220-5234,

16] 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 MumbaiJournal of Transport Geography, Volume 65, Pages 101–110.

15] Basu, R., Jana, A., Bardhan, R., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2017). Pinch Analysis as a Quantitative Decision Framework for Determining Gaps in Health Care Delivery SystemsProcess Integration and Optimization for Sustainability

14] Jana, A., & Sarkar, S. (2017). Disparate housing strategies and practices of public and private enterprises in India: Analysis of middle class housing and new townsCities

13] Basu, M., Ghosh, S., Jana, A., Bandyopadhyay, S., & Singh, R. (2017). Resource Mapping During a Natural Disaster: A Case Study on the 2015 Nepal EarthquakeInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

12] Jana, A., & Basu, R. (2017). Examining the changing health care seeking behaviour in the era of health sector reforms in India: evidences from the National Sample Surveys 2004 & 2014Global Health Research and Policy2(1), 6.

11] Basu, M., Ghosh, S., Jana, A., Bandyopadhyay, S., & Singh, R. (2017). Medical Requirements during a Natural Disaster: A Case Study on WhatsApp Chats among Medical Personnel during the 2015 Nepal EarthquakeDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-4.

10] Basu, R., Aggarwal, R., & Jana, A. (2017). An Integrated Framework for Allocation of New Emergency Response Facilities in Developing NationsProcess Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 1-14.

9] Basu, R., Varghese, V., & Jana, A. (2017). Comparison of Traditional and Emerging Paratransit Services in Indian Metropolises with Dissimilar Service Delivery StructuresAsian Transport Studies4(3).

8] Basu, R., Jana, A., and Bardhan, R. (2016). A health care facility allocation model for expanding cities in developing nations: Strategizing urban health policy implementationApplied Spatial Analysis and Policy

7] Jana, A., Bardhan, R., Sarkar, S., and Kumar, V. (2016). Framework to assess and locate affordable and accessible housing for developing nations: empirical evidences from MumbaiHabitat International.

6] Chikaraishi, M., Jana, A., Bardhan, R., and Fujiwara, A. (2016). Time Use of Urban Poor and Rural Poor on Activity and Travel in Gujarat, India: Similarities and DifferencesAsian Transport Studies

5] Jana, A., and Harata, N. (2016). Provisioning health care infrastructure in communities: Empirical evidences from West Bengal, IndiaSocio-Economic Planning Sciences

4] Chakraborty, A., Wilson, B., Saraf, S., and Jana, A. (2015). Open data for informal settlements: Toward a user’s guide for urban managers and plannersJournal of Urban Management

3] Bardhan, R., Varghese, V., and Jana, A. (2015). Analyzing Regional Travel Patterns in India: Disaggregated Analysis of Social, Health and Pilgrimage TripsJournal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

2] Bardhan, R., Sarkar, S., Jana, A., and Velaga, N. (2015). Mumbai slums since independence: Evaluating the policy outcomesHabitat International.

1] Jana, A., Ohmori, N., Takami, K., and Harata, N., (2014). Exploring the role of social interactions and supports in overcoming accessibility barriers while undertaking health tours in IndiaSocial Work in Public Health, Volume – 29, Issue – 4, pp 350-367. 


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Agency Name

Project Title


October 2014

March 2021

Ministry of Education, Government of India

Centre for Excellence in Urban Science and Engineering – Frontier areas of Science and Technology (FAST)Scheme


November 2017

December 2020

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Network Science for Urban Engineering


April 2018

March 2022

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Healthcare Informatics System: An integrated toolkit for healthcare data analysis.


November 2020

November 2021

Government of Rajasthan

State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC) For Rajasthan


April 2020

March 2022

British Academy, UK

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