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Ajanta Goswami
Ajanta Goswami Assistant Professor ajanta.fes[at]iitr.ac.in 8954888815
Areas of Interest
  • APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING, FOR GEOLOGICAL & GEOHAZARDS STUDY
  • CRYOSPHERIC STUDY, USING EARTH OBSERVATION & GROUND BASED STUDY
  • LANDSLIDE,
  • URBAN HEAT ISLAND, CHARACTERIZATION USING EARTH OBSERVATION & GROUND BASED STUDY
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2015Contd....Assistant Professor, Department of Earth SciencesIIT Roorkee
2015Contd...Adjunct Faculty, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM)IIT Roorkee
20102015Scientist/Engineer 'SD'Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20102015Adjunct Faculty, Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)Affiliated to the United Nations
20082010LWD Log AnalystWeatherford Oil Tools M.E. Ltd.
20042008CSIR JRF/SRFIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Team member of the deepest offshore gas discovery in INDIA under highest pressure temperature conWeatherford Oil Tools M.E.2009
2003-CSIR - NET Scholarship (JRF) CSIR-JRF Grant No 9/143 (495) / 04-EMR ICSIR2003
0.1% certificate holder in AISSE exam in 1995CBSE1995
Awarded with Merit certificate under National Scholarship Scheme from Director of Education, DelhiCBSE1995
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.DGeologyIIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
M.ScGeologyGauhati University, Assam, India
B.ScGeologyCotton College, Guwahati, Assam, India
12th Standard Govt. Higher Secondary School Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India
10th Standard Govt. Higher Secondary School Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2015Contd...OC Time TableDept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
2015Contd...Member DAPCDept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
20152017Member DRCDept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
2015Contd...Faculty Advisor, M.Tech (GLT 2nd Yr)Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
20162017Staff Advisor Basket Ball & Volley BallIIT Roorkee
20102015Warden, IIRS Hostels (06 Hostels: Ganga, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Yamuna, Cauveri)Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20112015Convener, “IIRS Lecture Series”Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20112015COORDINATED 'SPIC MACAY' Programs at IIRSIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20122013Committee Member for smooth transfer of assets and liabilities transfer from NRSC to IIRSIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20122013Member Budget Preparation and Monitoring Committee (BPMC)Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20132014Member IIRS, ISRO annual report preparation committeeIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20132014Member IIRS Library CommitteeIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20132014Member Annual Physical verification (APV) of asset items & stock itemsIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20132014Member Hostel Advisory CommitteeIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
20132014Member Editorial board of Contact News letterIndian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, DoS, India
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
RESEARCH: RISK ASSESSMENT OF MORAINE DAMMED GLACIER LAKES DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGEIMPRINT Project sponsored by MHRD & MoES2017
RESEARCH: URBAN HEAT ISLAND STUDY OF SELECTED INDIAN CITIES USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUESDST2017
RESEARCH: VULNERABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS OF GEOHAZARDS IN HIMALAYAN REGIONISRO2017
RESEARCH: INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR STUDYING THE EVOLUTION AND GROWTH OF HIGH MOUNTAIN LAKES IN UKIIT Roorkee2015
RESEARCH: SPACE BASED INFORMATION SUPPORT FOR DECENTRALIZATION PLANNING (SIS-DP)ISRO/PLANNING COMMISSION2012
RESEARCH:LANDFORM CHARACTERISTICS, DYNAMICS AND CHANGE DETECTION ANALYSIS IN GLACIAL AND PERIGLACIALISRO2011
RESEARCH: GLACIER DYNAMICS STUDIES IN PARTS OF WESTERN HIMALAYAS USING TANDEMX SAR DATAJUXA2011
CONSULTANCY: Hydrological Survey of Site for Ground Water Depth Estimation for Installation of Deep Uttarakhand Pey Jal Nigam Almora, Uttarakhand2016
CONSULTANCY: Geological Details along road corridors of J&K Himachal & UttarakhandM/S L.N. Malviya Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi2017
CONSULTANCY: Grouting Design for Masschute GroutingPWD Tehri2017
CONSULTANCY: Site Visit to JNV Complex, PipalkotiCPWD Srinagar, Garhwal2017
CONSULTANCY: Site Visit to Gopeshwar Byepass RoadPWD Gopeshwar2017
CONSULTANCY: Landslide Protection measures in JNV Complex, PipalkotiCPWD Srinagar, Garhwal2017
CONSULTANCY: Visit to Naina Deviji Temple, H.P.Temple Trust, Shri Nainadeviji, Himachal Pradesh2017
CONSULTANCY: Site visit to Gabion Site at Sonprayag, UttarakhandPWD Rudraprayag2017
Memberships
  • Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Association, Hyderabad Prg/13-14/3/205/53825, Life Member
  • Association of Petroleum Geologists (APG), Dehradun LM 1561, Life Member
  • Astronautical Society of India (ASI), Vishakhapatnam LM-3168, Life Member
  • Geological Society of India (GSI), Bangalore LM-1784; F-3373, Fellow
  • Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Roorkee LM 1870, Life Member
  • Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Roorkee LM 955, Life Member
  • Indian Geophysical Union (IGU), Hyderabad, Life Member
  • Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) Pune LM 2777, Life Member
  • Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Kolkata, LM 25374, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG), Faridabad LM1477, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) Ahmedabad LM-1656, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Dehradun LM-3524, Life Member
  • National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Allahabad, Life Member
  • Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG), Dehradun LM 748, Life Member
  • International Glaciological Society (IGS) 12513, Member
  • International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), 138746, Member (05.07.2017)
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSINGESN-401Integrated M.Tech 4th Year (GLT)Autumn
BASIC PETROLOGYESN-201Integrated M.Tech 2nd Year (GLT & GPT)Autumn
LANDSLIDE HAZARD MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENTDM-505M.Tech I Year (CoEDMM)Autumn
REMOTE SENSINGESN-626M.Sc II Year Applied GeologySpring
GEOMORPHOLOGYESN-306Integrated M.Tech 3rd Year (GLT)Spring
ADVANCE GEOMORPHOLOGYES-524M.Sc II Year Applied GeologySpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
GEOINFORMATICS FOR LANDFORM DYNAMICS AND CHANGE DETECTION AROUND SATOPANTH AND BHAGIRATH GLACIERSDR. SUDHAKAR PARDESHI
GLOF STUDY USING REMOTE SENSING AND GROUND BASED MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUESMR. BIKRAM PRATAP BANNERJEE
NEW MODEL FOR SURFACE TEMPERATURE LAPSE RATE ANALYSIS AND WEBGIS FRAMEWORK FOR STANDARDIZED....MR. VIMAL PANDEY
SEISMICITY AND GEODYNAMICS INVESTIGATION IN UTTARAKHAND REGIONMR. ANANT NAUTIYAL
GLACIAL LAKE INVENTORY AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN ARUNACHAL PRADESHMS. REGINA THOMAS
GLACIAL LAKE OUTBURST FLOOD HAZARD ASSESSMENT WITH REMOTE SENSING IN A PART OF UTTARAKHANDMR. AMIT ANAND
MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS : A CASE STUDY OF UPPER ALAKNANDA BASINMS. NEHA KAUSHIK
REMOTE SENSING BASED INVENTORY OF GLACIAL LAKES IN JAMMU AND KASHMIRMS. RESHMA RESHU
GLACIER LAKE DATABASE CREATION AND CHANGE ANALYSIS OF SIKKIM HIMALAYAMS. VANYA JHA
URBAN HEAT ISLAND IMPACT STUDY ON SOME SELECTED CITES OF INDIA USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUESPIR MOHAMMAD
SIMULATION OF HYPERSPECTRAL DATA FROM MULTISPECTRAL DATA AND ITS APPLICATION IN SNOW STUDIESVIVEK KUMAR
RAINFALL & TEMPERATURE VARIATION OVER INDIAN HIMALAYA USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUESPRATIK SAYARE
URBAN GEOMORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF GUWAHATI CITY, ASSAMSMRUTI RANJAN PATRA
GLACIAL LAKE DYNAMICS AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN UTTARAKHAND HIMALAYABIJAY KETAN MOHANTA
GLACIAL LAKE DYNAMICS AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN HIMACHAL PRADESHANUP AVISHEK BEHERA
IDENTIFICATION OF MINERALISED ZONES USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUES AND FIELD BASED DATAANANY TRIPATHI
STUDY OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND IMPACT ON GUWAHATI CITY USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUESPRAGYANAND
MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF DIKRONG BASIN, ARUNACHAL PRADESH USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUESANOOP KUMAR
GIS BASED MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS FOR PRIORITISATION OF CHECK DAMS IN BHADAR BASIN, GUJARATBENUDHAR PRADHAN
LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION OF GUWAHATI CITY IN LAST FIFTY YEARS AND ITS POSSIBLE IMPACT ON LIQUIFACTIONONKERNATH GIRI
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
A STUDY ON GLACIER AND GLACIAL LAKES DYNAMICS USING EARTH OBSERVATION TECHNIQUESASHIM SATTARO2015
URBAN HEAT ISLAND STUDY AND MODELLING OPTIMAL URBANIZATION PATTERN IN SELECTED INDIAN CITIESPIR MOHAMMADO2016
DROUGHT CHARACTERISATION AND HYDROLOGICAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WESTERN GUJARATAMIT VISHWAKARMAO2016
CRYOSPHERIC STUDY FOR NORTH WESTERN HIMALAYANPRAVEEN KUMAR SINGHO2017
SNOWMELT RUNOFF MODELLING FOR UTTARAKHAND HIMALAYAABHILASHA DIXITO2017
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Advanced Techno-Management Programme for D, E and F level ScientistsDST, at ASCII Hyderabad (5 weeks)25.03.2014
International Field Workshop on the Marwar Supergroup, Rajasthan, Western IndiaSociety of Earth Scientists and BSIP Lucknow (9 days)20.01.2014
Emerging Trends in Remote Sensing: Imaging Spectroscopy and Natural Resource MappingDST, at IIT Bombay (8 days)11.11.2011
Snow Studies, Climate Change and Remote SensingDST, at IISc Bangalore (14 days)12.12.2011
ISRO Induction Training Programme {IITP-22 B}ISRO, at LSPSC Trivandram, SHAR Sriharikota, SAC Ahmedabad (2 1/2 months)06.11.2010
Data Quality Analysis I, II & IIIWeatherford Oil Tools M.E. Ltd., at Goa (3 weeks)25.04.2009
Pore Pressure AnalysisWeatherford Oil Tools M.E. Ltd., at Goa29.05.2009
LWD 1 OperationsWeatherford Oil Tools M.E. Ltd., at Panvel13.03.2008
Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Water Resource DevelopmentNIH Roorkee14.06.2004
Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp for Science and Technology StudentsIndian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati07.08.2000
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
National Conference on Himalayan Cryosphere–2017DST India & Divecha Centre of Climate Change2016
IIRS Users Meet (IUIM)-2013IIRS, ISRO, Dehradun2013
Special Course: Geoinformatic Applications in Disaster Management for Faculty Government College Karad Maharastra2013
“Haryana S&T Workshop & Exhibition 2012”, at Palwal, HaryanaS&T Educators Forum, New Delhi and Shri Avtar Singh Bhadana, MP (Lok Sabha)2012
ISRO exhibition at “Ramnagar Scientific Literacy Festival 2012”, Ramnagar, UttarakhandChairman Defense Committee Satpalji Maharaj2012
TROPMET 2012: Indian Meteorological Society Dehradun Chapter, 18-19/11/2012IMS, TROPMET & IIRS, ISRO, Dehradun2012
1 month Intnl training programme on “High Resolution Image Analysis for Natural Hazard AssessmentITC Netherland & Indian Institute of Remote Sensing2012
International Training Course on Application of Space Technology for Disaster Risk ReductionCSSTEAP (Affiliated to United Nation)2012
“Exhibition cum fair on multidimensional development & technology”, S&T exhibition by ISRODST & Chairman Defense Committee Satpalji Maharaj2011
ISPRS Workshop on “Multinational Geomatics Capacity Building – Achievements and ChallengesISPRS & IIRS, ISRO Dehradun2011
2 weeks Intnl. training programme on “Application of Geoinformatics and Spatial Information for DisaSAARC New Delhi & Indian Institute of Remote Sensing2011
International Training program on “Application of Space Technology for Disaster Management Support wCSSTEAP (Affiliated to United Nation)2010
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Invited Lecture "Landslide Hazard Zonation and Mitigation Plan for Guwahati City and Adjoining AreasNEDFi House, Guwahati, Assam2012
Invited talk in Academica Conference on "Landslide Study – Recent Initiatives in IIRS Dehradun"Govt. PG College, Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand2012
Invited Lecture on "The Story of Kedarnath"World Integrity Center India, Dehradun2014
Glacial Lake Hazard Study and possible Outburst Flood ModellingDept. of Geography, Pune University2016
Invited Lecture in a workshop on "Geoinformatics in Geology-2"Gauhati University, Assam2016
Invited Lectures in a "Workshop on Application of Geo spatial Technologies"Dibrugarh University, Assam2017
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. SK Jain, AK Saraf, A Goswami, T Ahmad, 2006, Flood inundation mapping using NOAA AVHRR data, Water Resources Management 20 (6), 949-959
  2. SK Jain, R Keshri, A Goswami, A Sarkar, 2010, Application of meteorological and vegetation indices for evaluation of drought impact: a case study for Rajasthan, India, Natural hazards 54 (3), 643-656
  3. SK Jain, R Keshri, A Goswami, A Sarkar, A Chaudhry, 2009, Identification of drought‐vulnerable areas using NOAA AVHRR data, International Journal of Remote Sensing 30 (10), 2653-2668
  4. SK Jain, A Goswami, AK Saraf, 2008, Accuracy assessment of MODIS, NOAA and IRS data in snow cover mapping under Himalayan conditions, International Journal of Remote Sensing 29 (20), 5863-5878
  5. SK Jain, A Goswami, AK Saraf, 2010, Assessment of snowmelt runoff using remote sensing and effect of climate change on runoff, Water resources management 24 (9), 1763-1777
  6. SK Jain, A Goswami, AK Saraf, 2009, Role of elevation and aspect in snow distribution in Western Himalaya, Water resources management 23 (1), 71-83
  7. SK Jain, A Goswami, AK Saraf, 2010, Snowmelt runoff modelling in a Himalayan basin with the aid of satellite data, International Journal of Remote Sensing 31 (24), 6603-6618
  8. RA Mir, SK Jain, AK Saraf, A Goswami, 2014, Glacier changes using satellite data and effect of climate in Tirungkhad basin located in western Himalaya, Geocarto International 29 (3), 293-313
  9. RA Mir, SK Jain, AK Saraf, A Goswami, 2015, Decline in snowfall in response to temperature in Satluj basin, western Himalaya, Journal of Earth System Science 124 (2), 365-382
  10. SK Jain, A Goswami, AK Saraf, 2008, Determination of land surface temperature and its lapse rate in the Satluj River basin using NOAA data, International Journal of Remote Sensing 29 (11), 3091-3103
  11. RA Mir, SK Jain, AK Saraf, A Goswami, 2014, Detection of changes in glacier mass balance using satellite and meteorological data in Tirungkhad Basin located in western Himalaya, Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 42 (1), 91-105
  12. RA Mir, SK Jain, AK Saraf, A Goswami, 2015, Accuracy assessment and trend analysis of MODIS-derived data on snow-covered areas in the Sutlej basin, Western Himalayas, International Journal of Remote Sensing 36 (15), 3837-3858
  13. PKC Ray, SL Chattoraj, MPS Bisht, S Kannaujiya, K Pandey, A Goswami, 2016, Kedarnath disaster 2013: causes and consequences using remote sensing inputs, Natural Hazards 81 (1), 227-243
  14. PK Gautam, S Arora, S Kannaujiya, A Singh, A Goswami, PK Champati, 2017, A comparative appraisal of ground water resources using GRACE-GPS data in highly urbanised regions of Uttar Pradesh, India, Sustainable Water Resources Management, 1-9
  15. AG Riyaz Ahmad Mir, Sanjay K. Jain, Arun K. Saraf, 2013, Glacier Volume Changes and Their Climatic Causes in Tirungkhad Basin Located in Western Himalaya, Journal of Remote Sensing & GIS 4 (2), 35-46