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Dr. Biswajit Das

Designation: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Cartography, Gender Geography, Urban Geography & Remote Sensing and GIS

Contact:

Email: bdas9800[AT]manipuruniv.ac.in

Ph.D.

Dr. Biswajit Das

Department of Geography

Manipur University

(A Central University)

Email id: bdas9800 [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

 

PRESENT AFFILIATION

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography

Manipur University

Canchipur, Imphal

Manipur-795003

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor

Salesian College Siliguri Campus

Affiliated to North Bengal University

(11th August, 2021- 11th April 2023)

 

Guest Lecturer

Salesian College Siliguri Campus

Affiliated to North Bengal University

(4th April, 2021- 10th August, 2021)

 

Guest Lecturer

Kalipada Ghosh Terai Mahavidyalaya

Affiliated to North Bengal University

(26th November, 2015-6th January, 2016)

 

Guest Lecturer

Gyan Jyoti College Siliguri

Affiliated to North Bengal University

(15th June, 2015-30th July, 2015)

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D in Geography, 2021

University of North Bengal

 

Bachelor of Education (B.ed), 2015

Andhra University

 

M.A in Geography, 2014

University of North Bengal

 

B.A in Geography (Honours), 2012

Saheed Kshudiram College

(Under University of North Bengal)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Deputy Head of the Department (DHoD)

Salesian College Siliguri Campus

(30th June, 2022 – 11th April, 2023)

 

Coordinator of IIRS Outreach Program

Salesian College Siliguri & Salesian College Sonada

(30th August, 2021-11th April, 2023)

 

Secretary of NAAC Criteria III

Salesian College Siliguri Campus

(16th July, 2022-11th April, 2023)

 

 

SUBJECT SPECIALIZATION

Cartography, Gender Geography, Urban Geography & Remote Sensing and GIS

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

Gender Geography, Social Geography, Urban Geography and Regional Development

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journals:

1. (2022): Impact of Female Literacy on Child Mortality and Under-nutrition in Eastern India: A District Level Analysis of West Bengal, India, Indian Journal of Spatial Science, Vol-13. No.2 ISSN: 2249 – 3921, Page No. 76-82.

 

2. (2020): Rural Scheduled Caste Wome’s Autonomy in Household Decision making: A study of Dinhata Sub-division of Koch Bihar District of West Bengal. Ret Academy for International Journals of Multidisciplinary Research, ISSN: 2321-2853, Vol. 8, Issue-10, and Page No.1-8.

 

3. (2020): Geospatial Distribution and Trend Analysis of Corona Pandemic (Covid-19) in West Bengal. Research Review International Journal of Multidisciplinary, ISSN:2455-3083, Vol. 5, Issue-6, Page No. 149-156.

 

4. (2019): Measuring the Level of Empowerment of Rural Scheduled Caste Women: A Case Study of Mathabhanga Sub-Division of Koch Bihar District, West Bengal. Research Review International Journal of Multidisciplinary, ISSN:2455-3083, Vol.4, Issue-4, Page No. 2314-2322.

 

5. (2019): A comparative Assessment of Household Quality and of Living of Overall and Scheduled Caste population of West Bengal, India. Research Review International Journal of Multidisciplinary, ISSN:2455-3083, Vol.4, Issue-1, Page No. 2590-2601.

 

6. (2017): Impact of E-Rickshaw on Urban Mobility and Sustainable Livelihood: A Case Study of Cooch Behar Town of West Bengal, Geo-Analyst, ISSN 2249-2909, Page No. 10-23

 

7. (2017): Empowerment of Rural Women Through Self Help Groups (SHGS): A Case Study of North Maradanga Village of Maruganj Grampanchayat of Koch Bihar District, Geographical Thoughts, ISSN 2229- 466X, Vol.15, Page No.131-141

 

8. (2017): Male-Female Disparity in Literacy and Level of Educational Development Among Scheduled Caste Population of Koch Bihar District, West Bengal, India, Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 2320- 3625, Vol.8, Page No.50-65.

 

9. (2016): Present Condition of the People of Enclave Settlement Camps of Koch Bihar District of West Bengal, Geographical Thoughts, ISSN 2229-466X, Vol. 14, Page No.24-31.

 

Books Chapter/ Monograph:

 

1. (2020): Status of Rural Women in Agricultural Society: A case study on Purba Bansgaon Kismat Village of Phansidewa Block of Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India, Geography in the 21st Century Emerging Issue and the Way Forward, ISBN: 978-81-947715-9-3, Published by Namya Press,Delhi.

 

2. (2018): Work Intensity and Health Hazards of Women Beedi Workers: A Case Study of Maruganj Gram Panchayat of Tufanganj-I Block of Koch Bihar District, Population

Growth, Urbanization and Land Utilization,

ISBN: 978-81- 921692-5-5, Publish by North Bengal University Press.

 

3. (2018): Nature, Impact and Management of Floods: A Case Study of Kaljani River Basin, Disaster Management in Sub-Himalaya North Bengal, Manograph, Published by North Bengal University Press, under UGC SAP DRS II.

 

SEMINAR/CONFERENCE ATTENDED

 

National

 

1. Presented a paper entitled “Rank Size Distribution and Process of Urban Growth in the Sub-Himalayan Darjeeling and Kalimpong District, West Bengal” on ICSSR-ERC Sponsored National Seminar on Urbanization, Urban Environment and Sustainability in Himalayan and Sub-Himalayan Region organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal on July 1-3, 2023.

 

2. Paper presented entitled “Forest Mapping by Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System: A Case Study of Alipurduar District.” On 31st IGI Conference and National Seminar on Application of Geospatial Technology in Geomorphology and Environment organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal on 12th to 14th November 2019.

 

3. Paper presented entitled “E-Rickshaw an Innovation of Science and Mode of Urban Mobility: A Study of Siliguri Municipality” on 3rd Regional Science and Technology Congress, Government of West Bengal, organized by Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College and Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal 5th to 7th December 2018.

 

4. Paper presented entitled “Work Intensity and Health Hazards of Women Beedi Workers: A Case Study of Maruganj Gram Panchayat of Tufanganj-I Block of Koch Bihar District” on National Seminar on Population Growth, Urbanization and Land Utilization organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal on 7th and 8th February 2018.

 

5. Paper presented entitled “Nature, Impact and Management of Floods: A Case Study of Kaljani River Basin” on UGC Sponsored Sap DRS-II National Seminar, organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal on 23rd and 24th March 2018.

 

6. Paper presented entitled “Impact of E-Rickshaw on Urban Mobility and Sustainable Livelihood: A Case Study of Cooch Behar Town of West Bengal on Future Cities, Sustainable Development and Geospatial Technologies a National Level Conference organised by Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad Sponsored by NAGI on 5th to 7th December 2017.

 

7. Paper presented entitled “Empowerment of Rural Women Through Self Help Group: A Case Study of North Maradanga Village of Koch Bihar Districton Women, Society and Crime, a National Seminar organized by Centre for Women's Studies, University of North Bengal on 28th and 29th March 2017.

 

8. Paper presented entitled “Spatio-Temporal Variation of Literacy among Scheduled Caste and General Population of Koch Bihar District” on UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal on 13th and 14th February 2017.

 

9. Participated on Higher Education: Inclusive and Qualitative Growth Vis A Vis Officers organized by North Bengal University Officers? Association, University of North Bengal on 10th September 2016.

 

10. Paper presented entitled “Status of Women in Agricultural Society: A Case Study of Chuniatuli Village of Phansidewa Block of Darjeeling District” on Women, Environment and Society a National Seminar organized by Centre for Women’s Studies, University of North Bengal on 29th and 30th March 2016.

 

11. Participated on UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal on 2nd and 3rd February 2016.

 

12. Paper presented entitled “Living Condition of Women Worker in Brick Kilns: A Case Study of North Maradanga Village of Koch Bihar Districton Women In 21st Century: Livelihood, Environment and Sustainability a National Seminar organised by Centre for Women's Studies, University of North Bengal on 27th and 28th March 2015.

 

International

 

1. Presented a paper entitled “Understanding the level of awareness of Maternal Health Care among the Slum Dwelling Women of Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC).” on Emerging Issues in Environment, Livelihood and Development: A Future Road Map Towards Sustainable Earth organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal, West Bengal on 26th to 28th January 2024.

 

2. Presented a paper entitled “Analysis of village level demographic dynamics and resource mapping using Geospatial Technology.” on International Seminar on Recent Advancement in Geographical Studies a Multidimensional outlook organized by Department of Geography Rampurhat College, West Bengal on 1st and 2nd September 2023.

 

3. Paper presented entitled “Agrarian Society and Women: A Case Study of Maruganj GP of Koch Bihar District” on UGC Assisted International Interdisciplinary Seminar on Contemporary Developments in Social and Basic Sciences in Times of Global Crisis organized by Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya, Siliguri, District-Jalpaiguri on 28th and 29th March 2017.

 

 

WORKSHOP/ TRAINING

 

Participated

 

1. Two Days Faculty Development Program on “Outcome Based Education (OBE)” Organised by Salesian College Siliguri in collaboration with IQAC on 3rd and 4th January 2023.

 

2. 21 Days Online GIS Training Program using QGIS from Central University of Karnataka and State Institute of Urban Development, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

 

2. 5 Days online training on Remote Sensing Applications in Agricultural Water Management from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India.

 

3. 7days UGC Sponsored Workshop on Contemporary Tools and Techniques in Geography organized by Department of Geography & Applied Geography University of North Bengal.

 

4. One day Open Air State Level Workshop on Environment, River and Man organized by Department of Geography, Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya in Collaboration with Dishari Sankolpo.

 

5. 2 days IIRS Academia Meet (IAM) 2019 and Workshop on IRNSS/GNSS organized by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun.

 

6. 3 Months online training program on Basic Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System organized by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun, India.

 

7. 7days UGC Sponsored National Workshop on organized by Department of Geography & Applied Geography University of North Bengal on 5th to 11th September 2017.

 

8. 7 Days Orientation Course in Region, Resource and Gender Development, Sponsored by ICSSR organized by Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi on 27th November to 1st December 2017.

 

9. One day Tire III Training Programme on Water Budgeting and Management at Local Level organised by Central Ground Water Board and Ministry of Water Resource, River Development and Ganga on 29th December 2017.

 

10. 7 Days UGC Sponsored National Workshop on Research Methodology organized by Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, India.

 

11. 7 Days UGC Sponsored Short Term Course on Spatial Planning: Analytical Skills, Approaches and Methods organized by Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Calcutta on 16th to 22nd February 2017.

 

12. One Day University Level Workshop on Research Methodology and Training, Special Session Using SPSS In Social Science organized by Department of Economics, University of North Bengal on 1st March 2016.

 

13. 7 Days workshop on Research Methodology organized by Centre for Women's Studies, University of North Bengal on 13th to 19th March 2015.

 

Organized

 

1. One day State Level workshop on Drone Technology in Mapping organized by Salesian College Siliguri Campus.

 

2. The Geo-Slam a Inter College Quiz Competition on Recent and Past Geography organized by Salesian College Siliguri Campus.

3. Conducted one day online training on Space Technology and its Applications organized by IIRS Dehradun under off campus outreach programme, work as a coordinator of a nodal centre of IIRS Outreach Programme Salesian College Siliguri & Sonada.

 

4. Conducted 21 Days online training on Basics of Geographical Information System organized by IIRS Dehradun under off campus outreach programme, work as a coordinator of a nodal centre of IIRS Outreach Programme Salesian College Siliguri & Sonada.

 

5. Conducted 14 Days online training on Overview of Geoprocessing using Python organized by IIRS Dehradun under off campus outreach programme, work as a coordinator of a nodal centre of IIRS Outreach Programme Salesian College Siliguri & Sonada.

 

6. Conducted 7 Days online training on Global Navigation Satellite System organized by IIRS Dehradun under off campus outreach programme, work as a coordinator of a nodal centre of IIRS Outreach Programme Salesian College Siliguri & Sonada.

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT/AWARDS

 

1. UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in 2014

 

2. 1st position in West Bengal “TALENT SEARCH TEST ON GEOGRAPHY” in 2008 for class XII.

3. 1st position (Group wise) in “YOUTH PARLIAMENT COMPETITION” in Tufanganj Sub Division in 2007, Organised by Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. Of West Bengal.

KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER AND GIS SOFTWARE

1. Certificate course in Computer Application from Youth Computer Training Centre.

 

2. Certificate on “Basic of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Global Navigation Satellite System” Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.

3. Have knowledge about various GIS software like ARC GIS, QGIS, and Global Mapper.

INVITED LECTURE

 

1. A Special Lecture on a month long Add on Course on Research Methodology and GIS Organized by Department of Geography, Malda College, West Bengal on the topic “Correlation and Regression Analysis hands on tanning on MS Excel” which was held on 8th April 2023.

2. A Special Lecture on a 7days International Workshop on Research Methodology Organized by Department of Geography Kalinagar Mahavidyalaya, North 24Parganas, West Bengal on the topic “Correlation and Regression Analysis in Social Science Research” which was held during 21st June to 27th June 2023.

3. Special lecture and software training on a 7 days National Level Workshop on QGIS organized by Dinhata College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal during 3rd to 9th October 2023.