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Sarit Kumar Das
Sarit Kumar Das DST INSPIRE Faculty saritkdas.fce[at] +91-1332-28-5056 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer / Planetary Boundary Layer, Sensitivity of changes in lower boundary on average depth of ABL
  • Hydrometeorological Simulation of Essential Climate Variables, Simulation of land-surface parameters using hydro-climatic inputs
  • Semi-parametric Approach for Analytical Simulation, Advance Simulation Tools, such as, Dynamic Copula, Entropy, Fractal Geometry scheme
  • Solid Waste Management, On-site composting of crop wastes, Enhancement of air entrainment in compost bins
Professional Background
Sep, 2016 PresentDST-INSPIRE FacultyIIT Roorkee, Roorkee
Jan, 2016Aug, 2016Assistant ProfessorNational Institute of Technology Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim
Aug, 2010Jun, 2015Senior Research FellowIIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur
Jan, 2010Jul, 2010 Research AssociateIIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur
Jan, 2008Dec, 2009Graduate Research AssistantUniversity of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
Jul, 2004Jun, 2005Assistant Engineer (Structural)M. N. Dastur & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata
Honors and Awards
DST-INSPIRE Faculty AwardDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), GoI2016
Crescent City Doctoral ScholarshipUniversity of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA2008-09
Educational Details
Ph.D.Civil Engineering (Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering)IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur2015
M.S.Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering)University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA2009
M.Tech.Environmental Science and EngineeringIIT Bombay, Powai2007
B.E.Civil EngineeringIIEST, Shibpur (erstwhile BESUS) 2004
Administrative Background
Feb, 2016Aug, 2016Faculty In-charge, Dept. of Civil EngineeringNational Institute of Technology Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim
Feb, 2016Aug, 2016Faculty In-charge, Construction and Maintenance ActivitiesNational Institute of Technology Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim
Feb, 2016Aug, 2016Member, Innovation CellNational Institute of Technology Sikkim, Ravangla, South Sikkim
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Monitoring, Modelling and Forecasting of SM at Regional Scale to Assess Impact of CC on AP Met.DST, GoI2016
DPR Appraisal for Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in 6 cities and 1 landfill in SikkimUDHD, Govt. of Sikkim2016
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
2nd Hydrology, Ocean, and Atmosphere Conference (HOAC)Beijing, ChinaChinese Academy of Sciences13/06/2014
HYDRO-2012: Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental EngineeringIIT Bombay, PowaiISH and Dept. of Civil Engg., IIT Bombay07/12/2012
Annual Conference, Indian Environmental AssociationGoa, IndiaIndian Environmental Association2006
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member
  • Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Engineering HydrologyCEN-204B.Tech. 2nd yearSpring
Fluid MechanicsCEN-108B.Tech. 1st YearSpring
Channel HydraulicsCEN-205B.Tech. 2nd yearAutumn
Water Resources EngineeringCEN-412B.Tech. 3rd yearAutumn
Practical ProblemCEN-300B.Tech. 3rd yearSpring
Training SeminarCEN-499B.Tech. 4th yearAutumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
2-D Modelling of ABLKalpit Verma
Hydraulic Study of Atmospheric Boundary LayerG. Anvesh Kumar
Soil moisture mapping at field scale using hydrometeorological model and hot-spot techniqueRishant Jain, Samyak Jain, and Tarlochan Singh
Air Entrainment in Compost BinsRohit Verma
Rapid In-situ Composting of Crop WasteSatish Rai
2-D Modelling of ABL using PythonKuldeep Chaudhary
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Debela KassayeHeat and water transport in unsaturated soil zone
Kalpit Verma2D Simulation of Atmospheric Boundary Layer
G. Anvesh Kumar1D Model of Atmospheric Boundary Layer
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Three Dimensional Simulation Model for Atmospheric TurbulenceShikhar UpadhyayO2017
Invited for Oral Presentation in 2016 International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE2016)School of Env. Sci. and Engg., Shandong University, ChinaI2016
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Solution for Global Warming: One Day Symposium for Innovations in Solving Problems of Global WarmingONGC, India and R&D Cell, IIT Bombay25/03/2007
International Conference on Geomatics in Civil EngineeringISRO5/4/2018
Refereed Journal Papers

Papers in International Journals

Upadhyay, S., Das, S. K. and Ojha, C. S. P. (2019) Probabilistic Comparison between Turbulence Closure Model and Bulk Richardson Number Approach for ABL Height Estimation using Copula. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans (accepted on 18.05.2019).

Pal, M., Maity, R., Suman, M., Das, S. K., Patel, P., and Srivastava, H. S. (2017) Satellite-Based Probabilistic Assessment of Soil Moisture Using C-Band Quad-Polarized RISAT1 Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55 (3), 1351-1362.

Das, S. K. and Maity, R.  (2015). A hydrometeorological approach for probabilistic simulation of monthly soil moisture under bare and crop land conditions. AGU Water Resources Research, 51 (4), 2336–2355, DOI:10.1002/2014WR016043.

Das, S. K. and Maity, R. (2014). On the Application of ProbabilisticHydrometeorological Simulation of Soil Moisture across Different Stations in India. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 2, 159-169. DOI: 10.4236/gep.2014.23021.

Das, S. K. and Maity, R. (2014). Potential of Probabilistic Hydrometeorological Approach for Precipitation-Based Soil Moisture Estimation. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 20(4), ISSN 1084-0699/04014056(14).


Papers in National Journals

Das, S. K. and Maity, R. (2013). Probabilistic Simulation of Surface Soil Moisture UsingHydrometeorological Inputs. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 19(3), DOI:10.1080/09715010.2013.798907.


Papers/Posters in International Conferences

Pal, M., Suman, M., Das, S. K. and Maity, R., 2017. Probabilistic Assessment of Soil Moisture using C-band Quad-polarized Remote Sensing Data from RISAT1, EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, April 23–28, 2017.

Das, S. K. and Maity, R., 2016. Copula-based Probabilistic Estimation of Soil Moisture and its Potential Application in Air Pollution Meteorology, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 12-16, 2016 (Oral Presentation).

Das, S. K. and Maity, R., 2014. On the Application of Probabilistic Hydrometeorological Simulation of Soil Moisture across different Stations in India, 2nd Hydrology, Ocean, and Atmosphere Conference (HOAC), Beijing, June 13-15, 2014 (Oral Presentation).

Mahindrakar, A. B., Das, S. K., Asolekar, S. R. and Kura, B. 2008. Ship Breaking Industry in India: Assessment of Opportunities and Challenges, ACE, AWMA, Portland, Oregon, 2008.


Papers/Posters in National Conferences

Das, S. K. and Maity, R., 2012. Probabilistic Simulation of Surface Soil Moisture Using Hydrometeorological Inputs. HYDRO-2012: Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering; organized by IIT Bombay and Indian Society of Hydraulics at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Dec 7-8, 2012 (Oral Presentation).

Das, S. K., Mahindrakar, A. B.,and Asolekar, S. R., 2006. Status of Hazardous Waste Management in Indian Ship Breaking Industry at Annual Conference, Indian Environmental Association, Goa, 2006.

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