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Uttam Kumar Roy
Uttam Kumar Roy Assistant Professor ukroyfap[at] +91-1332-284766
Areas of Interest
  • Housing Policy, Housing Planning, Design & Technology systems
  • Spatial Urban Planning, and Land Management
  • NMT based accessibility , & Area planning
Professional Background
Nov. 2012Till dateAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Nov. 2004Oct. 2012Assistant Professor and Nodal Officer, HUDCO ChairAdminitrative Training Institute, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata
Aug. 2001Oct. 2004Architect PlannerWest Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBHIDCO), Government of West Bengal,
Jun. 2000Aug. 2001Architect PlannerGhosh Bose & Associates Pvt Ltd.
Feb. 2000April 2000Project AssociateSchool of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
19971998Assistant ArchitectPrabir Mitra, Architects, Engineers and Planners
Honors and Awards
NUFFIC FellowshipNetherlands Government2017
IBC award for Best paper 20th Annual Convocation and National Seminar, Delhi2016
Selected as Recognised Trainer (RT) on Design of Training (DOT)Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India2010
Best Subject Paper award in Architectural Engineering in National Engineering Congress, KochiInstitution of Engineers2009
Winner in the Design Problem in NOSPLANSchool of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi1999
Second Prize winner in Poster CompetitionIndian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) under the program IDNDR1999
Educational Details
PG DiplomaLand Market and Informal Settlement RegularisationInstitute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Rotterdam, Netherlands2017
PhDEnggJadavpur University2015
M. PlanningPlanning (Housing)School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi2000
B. ArchArchitectureJadavpur University1997
Administrative Background
2017Till dateMember, S.R.I.C. CommitteeIIT Roorkee
2016Till dateMember, Department Research Committee (DRC)Dept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2016Till dateJoint SecretaryInstitute of Town Planners India (ITPI), Uttarakhand Regional Chapter
2014Till dateO.C. ExaminationDept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2014Till dateConvenor, Faculty Search CommitteeDept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2014Till dateMember, Departmental Purchase Committee (DPC)Dept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2014Till dateO.C./ In-charge of Architectural and Urban Dynamics labDept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
20142016Member, Department Administrative Committee (DAC)Dept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
20142016Member, Department Academic Programme Committee (DAPC)Dept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
2013Till dateO.C. (1st yr.) (CTRANS)Centre for Excellence in Transportation Systems, IIT Roorkee
2013Till dateMember Faculty Committee (MFC)Centre for Excellence in Transportation Systems, IIT Roorkee
2013Till dateMember Centre Academic Committee and O.C., BuildingCentre for Excellence in Transportation Systems, IIT Roorkee
2013Till dateCentre Representative, ERP programme, IIT RoorkeeCentre for Excellence in Transportation Systems, IIT Roorkee
20132014Coordinator, MURP programmeDept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee
20102012Member, Educational Standing Committee, ITPIInstitute of Town Planners (ITPI)
20102012Secretary, West Bengal Regional Chapter, ITPIInstitute of Town Planners India (ITPI)
20102012Convenor, Workshop and ExaminationInstitute of Town Planners India (ITPI)
20042012Assistant Professor and Nodal Officer, HUDCO ChairAdministrative Training Institute, Kolkata
20042012Warden, Trainee HostelAdministrative Training Institute, Kolkata
20042012Coordinator and Examination In-Charge, AITP programme at KolkataAdministrative Training Institute, Kolkata
20012004Architect PlannerWest Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (WBHIDCO), Govt. of West Bengal
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Translating Urban Spaces as strategic Energy and Water security measure DST, Govt of India2017
Formulation of design guidelines for low-Income housing projects deploying disaster resistanceMinistry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation2017
Development of Modular, Infill and Interlocking AAC BlocksMHRD, MOHUPA & BGSCTPL (Uchchatar Avishkar Yojona)2016
Housing Policy and PlanningNPTEL, MHRD, Government of India2016
Vision Plan for Dal Lake, SrinagarGovernment of J & K2016
Process Standardisation for Inclusive Urban PlanningSRIC, IIT Roorkee2013
Model Land Use and Development Control Plan (LUDCP), Development Control Regulation (DCR)Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India2010
Pilot study of Non Municipal Urban AreasDepartment of Panchayat and Rural Development, Govt. of West Bengal2009
Internal appraisal and Hand holding for Compilation of Draft Development Plans of non-KMA Munc.DFID through CMU (KUSP), Govt. of West Bengal2007
Internal appraisal and Hand holding for Compilation of Draft Development Plans of KMA MunicipalityDFID through CMU, Govt. of West Bengal2006
Land acquisition proposals and strategy for Kulpi SEZ, WBBengal Port Ltd2007
Capacity Building programme of Assistant Managers of Kolkata Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation (under DFID fund)2006
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
National level conference on the 2nd anniversary of the launch of Smart City Mission & AMRUTNew DelhiMinistry of Urban Development, GoIJune 2017
  • Council of Architecture, New Delhi, Registered Architect
  • Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Associate Members
  • Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI), Associate Member
  • Indian Institute of Environment, Life member
  • Arc Peace (International Architect, Designer, Planner for Social Responsibility) , Associate Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
HousingAR - 659MURP 1st yearAutumn
Infrastructure Planning and ManagementCT - 502M.Tech 1st year (Infrastructure Systems)Autumn
Planning Studio - IIIAR - 753M.U.R.P. 2nd yearAutumn
Planning Studio - IAr - 651M.U.R.P 1st yearAutumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Rewati RamanExtent and spatial pattern of mixed land use for new residential areas.
Piyush SoniPlanning for transitional housing and infrastructure
Atul BiltoriaInfill AAC blocks and LIG affordable housing
Anil KumarLast Mile Connectivity
Ushnata DattaIncremental Housing & Infrastructure Planning
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Three day Training Course for the Trainers & Evaluators on GRIHA Rating SystemSchool og Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement ManagementJuly 2012
Five day course on Natural Disaster ManagementNational Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)2011
Three weeks Recognised Users (RU) development course on Design of Training (DOT)Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India2010
Basic Leadership SkillsXLRI, Jamshedpur2008
Two weeks course on Leadership and ManagementUN Habitat and HUDCO2007
Five day course on Direct Trainers Skills - IIDepartment of Personnel and Training, Government of India2007
Two weeks course on Direct Trainers Skills (DTS) and Design of Training (DOT)Dept. of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India in association with Thames Valley University, London2006
Three day course on Self Development for Global ManagersIndian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta2006
Five day course on Values in AdministrationAdministrative Training Institute, Kolkata2006
Five day course on Transactional AnalysisAdministrative Training Institute, Kolkata2006
Two day course on Leadership and ManagementNational Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)2005
Three day course on Training of Trainers (TOT) in Urban TransportInstitute of Urban Transport India (IUTI)2005
Two day course on Certificate Course in Disaster ManagementDisaster Management Institute (DMI), Bhopal1999
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
National Workshop on the Review and Restructuring of B. Arch Curriculum (one day) IIT Roorkee2013
Workshop ‘Rebuilding Kolkata: an Urban Vision’ organised by West Bengal RITPI, WBRC2012
National Symposium on West Bengal Urban Strategy as Secretary ITPI, West Bengal Regional Chapter ITPI, WBRC2011
Affordable Housing through Joint Venture (GOI) (Three days)HUDCO2012-13
In-Service Training for HUDCO Executives on "Affordable Housing and Land Management Aspects" HUDCO2012-13
Leadership Management for Urban Governance (GOI) (Three days)DOPT, GoI2012-13
Planning for Urbanised Panchayats (GOI) (Five days)DOPT, GoI2011-12
Situational Leadership for Urban Governance (Three days)HUDCO2011-12
Slum Free City Planning (GOI) (Three days), Four courses DOPT, GoI2011-12
Training for Elected Members of Bhatpara Municipality (at Bhatpara) (Three days)HUDCO2010-11
Training for Elected Members, Departmental Heads and Officers of Bhatpara MunicipalityHUDCO2010-11
Managing Change for ULBs (GOI) (Three days)DOPT, GoI2009-10
Leading Municipality (GOI) (Three days)DOPT, GoI2009-10
Management of City Image (GOI) (Three days)DOPT, GoI2009-10
Joint venture in Social Housing and Infrastructure Development (GOI) (FIve days), Four course DOPT, GoI2009-12
Training programme for non-Executives of HUDCO (Three days)HUDCO2009-10
Training Programme for the Executives of HUDCO(Five days)HUDCO2009-10
Effective Municipal Councillors (GOI) (Three days), Six coursesDOPT, GoI2009-12
Induction Training Course for Assistant Engineers of Kolkata Municipal Corporation(Eleven days)DFID2007-08
Urban disaster and risk management for Panihati Municipality (Two days)Panihati Municipality2007-08
Training for Engineering Staff of Rajarhat - Gopalpur Municipality (One day)Rajarhat - Gopalpur Municipality2007-08
Managing Change for ULBs (GOI) (RTC Jalpaiguri) (Three days)DOPT, GoI2007-08
Urban Disaster Risk Mitigation for Panihati Municipality(Two days)Panihati Municipality2007-08
City/Urban Management (GOI) (Five days)HUDCO2005-06
Orientation Programme for Assessment-in-Charge of Municipalities (Five days), Two courses NIUA2004-06
Orientation Course for Engineers of KMA Municipalities (Three days)DFID2004-05
Water Supply and Urban Transport (Five days)HUDCO2004-05
Orientation Programme for members of Ward Committees (Two days)NIUA2004-05
Orientation Programme of Ward Committees (Two days)NIUA2004-05
Capacity Building of Elected Representatives (four days), three courses HUDCO2004-06
Infrastructure Planning and Design: Water Supply and Urban Transport(Five days)HUDCO2005-06
Capacity Building of Elected Representatives (Three days)HUDCO2005-06
Orientation Programme for Municipal Engineers(Five days)DFID2005-06
Orientation Programme for Chairpersons/ EOs (Three days)DFID2005-06
Orientation Course for Elected Members of Baruipur Municipality (Five days)Baruipur Municipality2007-08
Orientation Programme for newly appointed Executive Officers in KMA MunicipalitiesDFID2006
Orientation Programme in Computer Applications for Municipalities(Five days), Three coursesHUDCO2005-6
Tackling Urban Slums (Three days), Three courses DOPT, GoI2006-09
Induction Training for Asstt. Managers of KMC (Six days), Five course DFID2006-08
27. Orientation Programme on JNNURM in Baidyabati Municipality(one day)Baidyabati Municipality2006-07
In-Service Training for Asstt. / Dy. Managers of KMC(Six days), Seventeen courses DFID2006-10
In-Service Training for Engineers of KMA Municipalities(Five days)DFID2006-07
In-Service Training for Executive Officers of KMA Municipalities (Four days)DFID2006-07
Training Programme at RTC Burdwan(Three days)DOPT, GoI2007-08
Training for Community Workers and Ward Committee Members of Baruipur Municipality(Three days)Baruipur Municipality2007-08
Books Authored
  1. Suman Ranjan Sensarma, Uttam Kumar Roy, Arindam Dasgupta (2015): Book chapter titled ‘Sub-Cities and Metropolis: Spatial impact on Land and Housing’ in Book titled Indian Urbanisation and Sustainable Development: Spatial Perspectives: PP-218-237.
  2. Uttam Kumar Roy (2014): A Monograph on ‘Affordable Housing’ is prepared under the CD cell activities of QIP centre, IIT Roorkee. The monograph is targeted as an instructional media for academicians, trainers and researchers.
  3. Uttam Kumar Roy (2009): How to Handle Urban Issues in Municipal Wards and prepare Urban Plans: Administrative Training Institute Kolkata Monograph no 19/2009: How to become and Effective Administrators, 2009
  4. Uttam Kumar Roy (2009): Case study: Nayantara; Case study projects under Department of personnel and Training, Govt. of India, 2007. Monograph at Administrative Training Institute, Kolkata
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. (2017) Roy Uttam K , Najamuddin: A Smart City Development Plan: Integrating people and Technology: Journal of Institute of Town Planners India (ITPI)
  2.  (2016) Roy Uttam K , Roy Madhumita: Space standardisation of low-income housing units in India: International Journal of Housing Market and Analysis (Emerald): Vol-9, issue-1, pp-88-107
  3.  (2015) Roy Uttam K: ‘Policy Implications for Small Towns with Incompatible Local Governance in India’: SPANDREL, Journal of SPA, Bhopal, Issue-9, pp-58-67
  4. (2015) Roy Uttam K, Roy Madhumita, Dasgupta Arpan: ‘Bridging the Missing Links of Smart City Concept in India’, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Oct, 2015 (Received best paper award)
  5. (2013) Roy Uttam K, Roy, Madhumita &  Saha, Subir: Adopting Industrialised Building System (IBS) in the Indian Housing Systems and Sub Systems” Journal of Indian Buildings Congress April 2013
  6. (2010) Roy Uttam K,   Roy, Madhumita &  Saha, Subir, “Development Options and Appropriate Module for Industrialised Mass-Housing in India.” ABACUS, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. Spring-Autumn
  7. (2010) Roy Uttam K, Ghosh, A., Chakravarti, R & Som, N. N., “Attitudinal Orientation of First Level Managers for Improvement of Municipal Service Delivery: Experience of Training Intervention in Kolkata” Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance (CJLG) Issue-6, July, pp. 107-119.
  8. (2009) Roy Uttam K, Roy, Madhumita, “Space Standardisation for Dimensional Coordination of a MIG Housing Unit Based on Market Trend in India” Journal of Institution of Engineers (JIE), Architectural Engineering Division, Vol-9, April, pp 1-7.
  9. (2008) Roy Uttam K, Roy, Madhumita &  Saha, Subir, “Energy Optimization through Open-Industrialised Building System in Mass Housing Projects” Journal of Indian Buildings Congress April January 2008.
  10. (2007) Roy Uttam K, “Capacity Building for Urban Governance through Training:  Experiences of ATI, West Bengal” Journal of Management in Government, July- September
  11. (2006) Roy Uttam K,  “Development Strategy and Urban Design Guidelines for Major Intersections, New Town, Kolkata” Journal of Institute of Town Planners India (JITPI), January-March
  12. (2004) Roy Uttam K, “Development Control Regulations: Example from Major Indian Cities” Journal of Indian Institute of Architects (JIIA), Vol-9, April