The School of Natural Resources Management
Department of Geoinformatics

Profile of Faculty

 

Dr. AMIT KUMAR

Assistant Professor

 

Educational Qualification   PhD in Technology (Remote Sensing)
M.Sc. (Geoinformatics), M.A. (Geography)
P.G. Diploma (Remote Sensing & GIS)
UGC National Eligible Test (Geography)
Area of Interest  

Urban Environment and Risk Assessment, Vegetation studies, Climate Change, Geoinformatics.

Courses Taught  

Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, GIS, Urban & Regional Planning.

Contact  

+91 86038 60814

Email   amit.iirs@gmail.com, amit.kumar@cuj.ac.in
Links   Google Scholar , ORCID, ResearcherID
Brief Introduction   Dr.Amit Kumar is a remote sensing professional and having more than ten years of experience, including industrial, scientific, teaching & research. Previously, he was associated with Jharkhand Space Applications Centre, Dept. of IT, GoJ, and Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, MoEF, GoI and contributed in various government flagship programmes and projects.
Membership/ Association  
  • Commission Member 2017-2020- International Union for Conservation of Nature - Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM) (Eco-Disaster Risk Reduction, Ecosystem Based Adaptation and Mitigation, Forest Ecosystems, Resilience, Urban Ecosystems, South Asia)
  • Member, Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI)
  • Life member, Indian Society of Geomatics
  • Secretary, Indian Society of Geomatics- Ranchi Chapter
  • Life member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing
PhD Supervision  

03 (ongoing)( Mr. Tauseef Ahmed, Ms. Diksha, Mr. B.S.P.C. Kishore).

Research Supervision  
  • M.Sc. Dissertation (six months): 10
  • M.Sc. Dissertation for outstation students (six months): 03 from NOU (2018)
  • B.Tech Project (six months): 15
  • M.Tech Dissertation (one year): 07
Articles Published/Accepted  

2019

  • A. Kumar, BSPC Kishore, P.Saikia©, J. Deka, S. Bharali, L. Singha, O.P. Tripathi, M.L. Khan, 2019. Tree Diversity Assessment and Above Ground Forests Biomass Estimation using SAR Remote Sensing: A case study of Higher Altitude Vegetation of North-East Himalayas, India. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 1.923 (1.426)- Accepted- in press- JPCE_2018_16_R3.
  • Pratyush Tripathy and Amit Kumar©2019. Monitoring and modelling of spatio-temporal urban growth of Delhi, India using cellular automata and geoinformatics. Cities, 90; 52-63. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 2.703, (Web of Science Indexed : Q1)
  • Shahbaz Ahmed, A. C. Pandey© and A. Kumar. 2019.Forest Health Estimation in Sholayar Reserve Forest, Kerala Using AVIRIS-NG Hyperspectral Data . Spatial Information Research (accepted-in press: SPIR-D-19-00001R2)
  • T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey© and A. Kumar.2019. Evaluating urban growth and its implication on flood hazard and vulnerability in Srinagar city, Kashmir Valley using Geoinformatics. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. (accepted-in press: AJGS-D-18-02986)
  • Binita Kumari, A.C. Pandey© and Amit Kumar. 2019. GIS and Remote Sensing Approach to Identify Anthropogenic Influences on Forest Cover Changes in Palamau Tiger Reserve, Jharkhand (India). Geoinformatics and Geostatistics: An Overview, S3:007. doi: 10.4172/2327-4581.S3-007

2018

  • T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey, and A. Kumar. 2018. Flood hazard vulnerability assessment in Kashmir Valley, India using geospatial approachJournal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 105: 59–71. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 1.923 (1.426)

2017

  • A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey. 2017.Analyzing recent seismic activities and risk in Nepal Himalayas using Geoinformatics. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, 11(2), 133-141. DOI: 10.4090/juee.2017.v11n2.133141
  • Diksha and A. Kumar. 2017. Analysing urban sprawl and land consumption patterns in major capital cities in the Himalayan region using Geoinformatics. Applied Geography, 89C, 112-123. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 3.117 (2.687), (WoS: Q1)
  • P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, Amit Kumar, O.P. Tripathi, L.B. Singha, M.L. Khan, S. Dayanandan. 2017. Plant Diversity Patterns and Conservation Status of Eastern Himalayan Forests in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Forest Ecosystem. 4:28. 1-12,Springer. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-017-0117-8Impact Factor: 2.426
  • T. Ahmad, A. C. Pandey, and A. Kumar. 2017. Impact of flooding on land use/ land cover transformation in Wular lake and its environs, Kashmir valley, India using Geoinformatics, ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information Science, IV-4/W4, 13-18, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-13-2017. Available online at: https://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/IV-4-W4/13/2017
  • K. Lal, D. Kumar and A. Kumar. 2017.  Spatio-Temporal Landscape modeling of urban growth patterns in Dhanbad Urban Agglomeration, India using Geoinformatics Techniques. Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 20:91-102. Elsevier DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrs.2017.01.003.ISSN 1110-9823, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.092

2016

  • A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey. 2016. Geoinformatics based Groundwater Potential Assessment in Hard Rock Terrain of Ranchi Urban Agglomeration, Jharkhand (India) using MCDM-AHP Techniques. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. Elsevier. 2-3: 27.41. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2016.05.001. ISSN:2352-801X. Online available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352801X16300121

2015

  • Arockraj. S., A. Kumar, N. Hoda and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2015. Quantification and identification of tree species in open mixed forests using high resolution QuickBird satellite imagery. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment. 5(2):40-53 Online available at: http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/JTFE/article/view/2658 (ISSN: 2235-9370 Print / 2235-9362 Online)
  • A.C. Pandey and A. Kumar. 2015. Spatio-temporal variability of surface water quality of fresh water resources in Ranchi Urban Agglomeration, India using geospatial techniques. Applied Water Science. Springer Publication, 5(1):13-26. DOI: 10.1007/s13201-014-0165-y. Online available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-014-0165-y
  • N. Hoda and A. Kumar. 2015. Assessment of Bank Erosion along Major Rivers: A comparative case study of River Son - North Koel Confluence and River Ganges in Jharkhand, Int. Journal of Advances in Remote Sensing & GIS. 3(1):1-10. Online available at: http://www.jrsgis.com/articlefiles/Volume3issue1/JRSGIS3001.pdf

2013

  • A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey. 2013. Spatio-Temporal Assessment  of  Urban  Environmental  Conditions  in  Ranchi  Township  using  Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 17(1):117-141.(Taylor & Francis).DOI:10.1080/12265934.2013.766501. Online available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/12265934.2013.766501
  • A.C. Pandey, A. Kumar and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2013. Urban Built-up Area Assessment of Ranchi Township using Cartosat-I Stereopairs Satellite Images. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer, 41(1):141–155. (DOI 10.1007/s12524-012-0209-4). Online available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12524-012-0209-4

2012       

2011

  • A. Kumar, A.C. Pandey©, N. Hoda and A.T. Jeyaseelan. 2011. Evaluation of Urban Sprawl Pattern in Tribal Dominated Cities of Jharkhand State, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(22):7651-7675, Taylor & Francis, (DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010. 527391). Online available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01431161.2010.527391
  • A. Kumar, A.C. Pandey©, Najmul Hoda and A.T. Jeyaseelan., 2011. Evaluating the Long-term Urban Expansion of Ranchi Township, India using Geospatial Technology. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 39(2):213-224. Springer (DOI: 10.1007/s12524-011-0089-z). Online available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y3g326x3843704p7/

2007

  • S. Jain©, A. Kumar and S. Sharma, 2007. Patterns of Space Utilization in a part of Central Business District. Journal of Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI), 4(1):51-57. ISSN 0537-9679.
Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted):  
  1. P. Saikia, Amit Kumar and M.L. Khan 2018. Agroforestry: A Sustainable Land use System for Livelihood Security and Climate Change Mitigation. In: Climate Change and Agroforestry: Adaptation, mitigation and livelihood security. C.B. Pandey, M.K. Guar, R.K. Goyal (eds.), New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. PP 61-70-. ISBN: 978-93-86546-06-7. (Link)
  2. P. Saikia, A. Kumar© and M.L. Khan, 2016. Biodiversity status and climate change scenario in Northeast India. In: Climate Change Challenge (3C) and Social-Economic-Ecological Interface-Building; S. Nautiyal, R. Schaldach, K.V. Raju, H. Kaechele, B.l Pritchard and K.S. Rao (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. PP: 107-120. Book ISBN: 978-3-319-31013-8; (05 June 2016); DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-31014-5_8; Online available at: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-31014-5_8
  3. A. Kumar, 2016. Urban Footprints on Environment: A Geoinformatics Approach. In Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management & Monitoring; M.K. Guar, C.B. Pandey and R.K. Goyal (eds.), Scientific Publishers, India. PP: 339-348. ISBN: 978-93-86102-72-0.
  4. A. Kumar©, A.K. Rai and A.C. Pandey, 2016. Geoinformatics based Site Suitability Modeling for Future Urban Development using MCDM- Analytic Hierarchy Process Techniques. In Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management & Monitoring; M.K Guar, C.B. Pandey and R.K. Goyal (eds.), Scientific Publishers, India. PP: 378-399. ISBN: 978-93-86102-72-0.
Program Organised  
  • Organized and acted as Convener an International Conference in Environmental Challenges and Sustainability (ICECS 2018) in Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus during October 31st Oct- 2nd Nov. 2018             
  • Contributed as Organizing Member in National Conference on Nuclear and Accelerator Physics (NCNAP-2016) in Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus during October 4-6, 2016
  • Contributed as Organizing Member in ‘National Conference on Water and Sustainable Development’ in Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe Campus during January 8th to 9th, 2016.
Any Other Information  

Project Details :

  1. Received a R&D project entitled “Monitoring spatio-temporal dynamics of Above Ground Biomass in forests ecosystems using Airborne L & S band SAR images” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: PI)
  2. \Received a R&D project entitled “Retrieval of biophysical parameters and estimation of gross primary productivity in Indian forests using GISAT” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co- PI).
  3. Received a R&D project entitled “Detailed lithological, structural and geomorphological mapping and modelling for mineral prognostication in parts of Singhbhum Shear Zone, Jharkhand, India using Airborne L& S bands SAR images” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co-PI)
  4. Received a R&D project entitled “Flood prognosis and inundation mapping using Airborne SAR (L bands) images” using Airborne L& S bands SAR images” from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co-PI)
  5. Received a R&D project entitled “Monitoring and Mapping of Forest Communities with special reference to Invasive Plant Species using AVIRIS – NG” in Dec. 2016 from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: PI)
  6. Received a R&D project entitled “Airborne Hyper spectral data forest health and Biomass Estimation in Sholayar RF Kerala” in Dec. 2016 from Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad. (Role: Co-PI)
  7. Received a R&D project entitled “Mapping and Quantitative Assessment of Plant Resources and its Distribution in Madhya Pradesh, Central India” in July, 2016 from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI, New Delhi. (Role: PI, CUJ)
  8. Received a R&D project entitled “Feasibility of cost effective and sustainable means of harnessing water stored in stone mine pits: A pilot study of Sanga Village, Ranchi, India” in July 2014 from CWC, Columbia University, New York. (Role: PI)
  9. Organized a summer internship programme under ‘Rainwater Harvesting’ a sub theme under a project titled ‘Multi-purpose R&D pilot projects for assessing the feasibility of cost effective and sustainable technologies for drinking water storage and distribution in rural areas of Jharkhand’ from Centre for International Project Trust (India Office of CWC), New Delhi during May 2013.

Editorial Board Member:

  1. Sustainability in Environment (ISSN 2470-637X(Print), ISSN 2470-6388(Online)), Scholink Publication, (http://www.scholink.org/ojs/index.php/se)
  2. International Journal of Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS (ISSN 2277-9450), Integrated Publishing Association  (http://www.jrsgis.com)
Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation:  
  1. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey, 2016. Assessment of Growing Ambient Noise Pollution in Ranchi Urban Environment Using Geospatial Techniques. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Souvenir of International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016) organized by AISECT University, Bhopal in collaboration with Texas A&M University, USA at Bhopal, India during 15th to 18th March, 2016.

  2. K. Lal, D. Kumar and A. Kumar, 2016. Urban Growth Modeling and Impact of Coal Mining Activity in Dhanbad Urban Agglomeration, Jharkhand using Geoinformatics Techniques. Paper presented and abstract published in page 26 of the Souvenir of International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016) organized by AISECT University, Bhopal in collaboration with Texas A&M University, USA at Bhopal, India during 15th to 18th March, 2016.

  3. A. Kumar, 2014. Estimation of Carbon Footprint in Ranchi Urban Ecosystem using Geoinformatics Techniques. Paper presented and abstract published in page 45 of the Book of Abstracts of an International event Tropical Ecology Congress, 2014 on ‘Tropical Ecosystem in a changing world’ organized by School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi during 10th – 12th Dec. 2014.

  4. R. Rawani, A. Kumar and A.T. Jeyaseelan, 2008. Web hosting of Jharkhand Agricultural Information System (JAIS). Paper presented and abstract published in page 150 of the Proceedings of the, National Seminar on Information Technology in Agriculture And Rural Development held at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi during 21st to 22nd November 2008.

  5. S. Jain, A. Kumar and S. Sharma, 2007. Space use inventory in the central part of Dehradun- An approach using high resolution Satellite data’. Paper presented and abstract published in page 66 of the Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Congress of Indian National Cartographic Association on bridging the digital divide and taking cartography to grassroot level held at Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidhyalaya, Sagar (M.P.), India on 28th Nov. to 1st Dec. 2005
Abstracts published/ accepted in Proceedings and Abstract volume and presented/ accepted for oral presentation  
  1. Amit Kumar, Diksha£ and A.C. Pandey (2018). Urban Environment Monitoring and Disaster Risk Resilience: A geoinformatics approach towards smart cities initiative. Paper presented at Indo-German Smart Cities Workshop on ‘Sustainable Urban Development’ organized by Heidelberg University, Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture, (SPA) Delhi, and Council for Social Development (CSD), Delhi in Ranchi on November 19-20, 2018. Urban Development & Housing Department, Government of Jharkhand, Ranchi Smart City Corporation Ltd., Central University of Jharkhand and Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi were the local collaborating partners, which was supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
  2. Amit Kumar, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. Saikia, and M.L. Khan (2018). Comparative assessment of Above Ground Biomass estimation in Arunachal Himalayan Forests of North-East India using field based methods, C and L band SAR Remote Sensing. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of International Workshop  on BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE (BDCC 2018) organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur during 24th to 27th February, 2018; Organized by IIT Kharagpur
  3. A. Kumar£, A.C. Pandey and A. T. Jeyaseelan (2018) Comparative Evaluation of urban growth pattern in the major urban agglomerations of Jharkhand State, India using Geoinformatics. Paper presented and abstract published in page 97 of the GENIUS VI (ii) ISSN 2279-0489 of International Conference on Advances in Environment and Agricultural Biotechnology 2018 (ICAEA-2018) organized by St. Xavier College, Ranchi during 22th to 24th February, 2018.
  4. A. Kumar£ and A.C. Pandey (2018) Application of geospatial technologies for assessing the impact of urbanization on groundwater resources in Ranchi urban region, India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of 4th International Conference on Environment and Ecology  (ICEE-2018) organized by Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam in during 12th to 14th February 2018.
  5. Amit Kumar, B.S.P.C. Kishore, P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, O.P. Tripathi and M.L. Khan (2017). Estimating above Ground Biomass in Higher Altitude Eastern Himalayan Forests of India using Microwave Remote Sensing. Paper presented in Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017-Forest Research in the Big Data Era organized by Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China on behalf of the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI) during 6th to 9th September, 2017.
  6. A. Kumar and A.C. Pandey (2017) Geoinformatics in Urban Geoenvironmental Hazard and Risk Assessment: A Case Study of Ranchi City, India. Paper presented and abstract published in page 23 of the Book of Abstracts of 3rd International Conference on Environment and Ecology 2017 (ICEE-2017) organized by St. Xavier College, Ranchi in collaboration with International Foundation for Environment and Ecology, India during 27th to 29th March, 2017.