School of Natural Resources and Management
Centre for Land Resource Management

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Arvind Chandra Pandey

Ph.D. (Himalayan Geology) Univ. of Delhi
M.Sc. (Appl. Geology) Univ. of Delhi

Centre for Land Resource Management

Cell: +9109955492100

Brief Profile:   Dr. A. C. Pandey is Professor in the Centre for Land Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi. He previously served as Associate Professor (Remote Sensing) in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, for a decade and as Scientist in Department of Science & Technology, GoH, Chandigarh, for seven years. He acquired Ph.D. degree in Geology from Department of Geology, University of Delhi in 2001. He has been working in diverse areas of Earth Sciences viz., Water Resources, Glaciology, Natural hazards, Urban Environment etc. He has 03 Ph.D. and 20 M.Tech/M.Sc. thesis completed under his guidance. He has more than 35 publications in refereed international journals and 02 edited books to his credit. He is recipient of NASA-SERVIR Fellowship in 2013 to work on Himalayan glaciers in Zanskar Valley, J&K. He is associated with many national projects as PI and Co-PI from ISRO, CGWB, DST and MoEF on aspects of Himalayan Glacier Study, Kosi Flood Hazards, Groundwater targeting, National Drinking Water Mission, Arsenic Contamination, National Urban Information System, Wasteland Mapping, Forest Fire Forecasting, Desertification etc.
Research Interest:   Water Resource Management, groundwater targeting, Arsenic and fluoride contamination, Land degradation & Waterlogging, Glacier studies in Himalayas, Natural hazards Assessment (landslides and floods), Urban environment, Desertification and climate change.
Course Taught:   Geoinformatics applications in Geosciences, Water Resource & Hydrology, Natural Resource Management, Photogrammetry and Image Interpretation, Disaster Management.
Publication in Refereed Journals/Books  
  1. A.C. Pandey and Akshay Kumar (2013) Analyzing topographical changes in open cast coal mining region of Patratu, Jharkhand using CARTOSAT- I Stereopair satellite images, Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2013.838309.
  2. Fayma Mushtaq and A. C. Pandey (2013) Assessment of land use/land cover dynamics vis-à-vis hydrometeorological variability in Wular Lake environs, Kashmir Valley, India using multitemporal satellite data. Arab J Geosci., DOI 10.1007/s12517-013-1092-1.
  3. Anamika Shalini Tirkey, A. C. Pandey and M. S. Nathawat (2013) Use of High Resolution Satellite Data, GIS and NRCS CN Technique for Estimation of Rainfall Induced Runoff in Small Catchment of Jharkhand India. Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2013.841773.
  4. Suraj Kumar Singh, A.C. Pandey, V.S. Rathore and M.S. Nathawat (2012). Evaluating factors responsible for contrastic signature of wasteland development in northern & southern Ganga plains (Bihar State, India) with focus on waterlogging. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-013-1094-z Springer.
  5. Swagata Ghosh1 and A.C. Pandey (2013). Estimating the Variation in Glacier Area over the Last 4 Decade and Recent Mass Balance Fluctuations over the Pensilungpa Glacier, J&K, India. Global perspective in Geography, American Society of Science and Engineering, ISSN: 2328-2320.
  6. Suraj Kumar Singh and A.C. Pandey (2013). Geomorphology and the controls of geohydrology on waterlogging in Gangetic Plains, North Bihar, India. Environ Earth Sci. DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2562-1
  7. Amit Kumar and A.C. Pandey (2013). Spatio-temporal assessment of urban environmental conditions in Ranchi Township, India using remote sensing and Geographical Information System techniques. International Journal of Urban Sciences.
  8. Akshay Kumar and A.C. Pandey (2013). Evaluating Impact of Coal Mining Activity on Landuse/Landcover Using Temporal Satellite Images in South Karanpura Coalfields and Environs,Jharkhand State, India, International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS, vol., 2, Issue 1, pp. 183-197.
  9. A. S. Tirkey, A.C. Pandey and M.S. Nathawat (2013). Use of Satellite Data, GIS and RUSLE for Estimation of Average Annual Soil Loss in Daltonganj Watershed of Jharkhand (India), Journal of Remote Sensing Technology, vol. 1, PP. 20-30.
  10. A.S. Tirkey, A. C. Pandey and M. S. Nathawat (2012). Groundwater level and rainfall variability trend analysis using GIS in parts of Jharkhand state (India) for sustainable management of water resources. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol-1, 24-31.
  11. Shashank Shekhar, A.C. Pandey and M.S. Nathawat (2012). Evaluation of Fluoride contamination in groundwater sources in hard rock terrain in Garhwa district, Jharkhand, India. Int. Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol- 3, No. 3 1022-1030, DOI:10.6088/ijes.2012030133010
  12. A.C. Pandey, Amit Kumar and A.T. Jeyaseelan. Urban Built-up Area Assessment of Ranchi Township using Cartosat-I Stereopairs Satellite Images, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer, DOI 10.1007/s12524-012-0209-4
  13. A.C. Pandey, Shashank Shekhar, M.S. Nathawat. Evaluation of Fluoride Contamination in Groundwater Sources in Palamu District, Jharkhand, India, Journal of Applied Sciences, Science Alert. 12(9): 882-887, 2012, DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.882.887
  14. Swati Pandey, A.C. Pandey, Manoj Kumar1, N.C. Mahanti1 and M.S. Nathawat (2012). Drought Hazard Assessment Using Geoinformatics over parts of Chotanagpur Plateau region, Jharkhand, India, Natural Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-012-0093-9
  15. A.C. Pandey, Suraj Kumar Singh, M.S. Nathawat, Dipankar Saha, 2012. Assessment of surface and subsurface waterlogging, water level fluctuations, and lithological variations for evaluating groundwater resources in Ganga Plains International Journal of Digital Earth, pp. 1-21, DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2011.624644.
  16. Amit Kumar, A. C. Pandey, A.T. Jeyaseelan 2012. Built-up and vegetation extraction and density mapping using WorldView-II. Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2012.657695.
  17. A.C. Pandey, Swagata Ghosh, M.S.Nathawat and Reet Kamal Tiwari (2011) Area Change and Thickness Variation over Pensilungpa Glacier (J&K) using Remote Sensing. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer, DOI 10.1007/s12524-011-0134-y.
  18. A.C. Pandey, Ghosh, Swagata and Nathawat, M.S. (2011). Evaluating patterns of temporal glacier changes in Greater Himalayan Range, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Geocarto International, 26 (4): 321-338. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2011.554611.
  19. Amit Kumar, A.C. Pandey, Najmul 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 and Francis, Volume 32, Issue 22 pp. 7651-7675 | DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010.527391
  20. Amit 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).
  21. Nathawat M.S., Rathore V.S., A.C Pandey, Singh S. K. and Ravishankar G., (2010) Monitoring & analysis of wastelands and its dynamics using multi-resolution and temporal satellite data in part of Indian state of Bihar, International journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, 1 (3):297-307.
  22. Singh S. K., A.C. Pandey and Nathawat M.S. (2010) Rainfall Variability and Spatio Temporal Dynamics of Flood Inundation during the 2008 Kosi Flood in Bihar State, India. Asian Journal of Earth Sciences. 4:9-19.
  23. A.C. Pandey, Singh S. K., and Nathawat M.S. (2010). Waterlogging and flood hazards vulnerability and risk assessment in Indo- Gangetic plain, Natural Hazards, 55: 273-289.
  24. A.C. Pandey, Singh S. K. and Nathawat, M.S. (2010). Analyzing the impact of anthropogenic activities on waterlogging dynamics in Indo-Gangetic plains, Northern Bihar, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 33, no-1, 135-149.
  25. Mondal S, A.C. Pandey and Garg R.D. 2008. Hydrogeomorphological mapping for Groundwater prospect evaluation using multi-temporal satellite images in a part of Lower Garhwal Himalayas. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (JISRS), vol. 36, pp.69-76.
  26. Dubey C. S,. Chaudhary M, Sharma B.K, A. C Pandey and Singh B. 2005. Visualization of 3D digital elevation model for landslide assessment and prediction in mountainous terrain- a case study of Chandmari Landslide, Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya. Geosciences Journal, 9 (4), pp 363-373.
  27. Ghosh Swagata, A.C.Pandey Nathawat M.S., Bahuaguna I.M., and Ajai (2011). Evaluating geological and geomorphological control on changes in Higher Himalayan Range, Jammu and Kashmir,India. Journal of Geomatics. Vol.5 No.2 79- 84.
  28. A.C. Pandey, Nathawat M.S and Ghosh, Swagata (2012). Glacier Morphometric Control on Glacier area changes in Great Himalayan Range, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Current Science.
  29. Rai P.K., Nathawat M.S. and A.C. Pandey (2009). Glacier Domain Mapping through Image Processing Techniques in Doda Valley, Zanskar Basin, Ladhak, J&K. National Geographic Journal of India, Vol.55(2):47-52.
  30. Rai P.K., Nathawat M.S., A.C. Pandey and Raju K.N. (2009). Morphometric Characteristics of Glaciers in Doda Valley, Zanskar basin, J&K. Trans. Inst. Indian Geographers, Vol.31 (2):136-.141.
  31. A.C, Pandey 2005. Morphotectonic Evolution of Bhagirathi Valley, Lesser Garhwal Himalaya, Uttaranchal. Indian Journal of Geomorphology, vol. 9 (1&2), pp 73-82.
  32. A.C. Pandey and Nathawat M.S. (2002). Hydrogeomorphological Mapping Using Remote Sensing Techniques for Locating Ground Water Prospect Zones in Panchkula District, Haryana, GIS Development, Vol. 6 (5):31-34.
  33. Mondal S, A.C. Pandey, Minakshi kumar and Garg R.D. 2008. Landuse-Landcover assessment and its spatio-temporal dynamics using multi-temporal satellite images in southern part of Lower Garhwal Himalayas. In: Geoinformatics for Decentralized Planning and Governance , Rawat Publishing, Jaipur, 2008, pp 153-171.
  34. A.C. Pandey, 2008. Geoinformatics for Natural Hazard Mapping with Focus on Seismotectonics. A case study from Haryana State, India. In: Geoinformatics for Decentralized Planning and Governance, Jaipur, 2008, pp 124-137.
  35. A.C. Pandey, Saklani, P.S. and Chandra S. Dubey, 2005. Geological and Morphotectonic Studies Using Satellite Images of Tehri-Uttarkashi district, Lesser Garhwal Himalaya. In: Himalaya- Geological Aspect, volume-3. Satish Serial Publishing House, Delhi, 2005,pp 153-171.
  36. A.C. Pandey, 2005. Waiting for inevitable natural disaster in Lesser Himalayas, Garhwal - A geoinformatics based geoenvironmental perspective on feasibility of Tehri dam. In: Disaster Management. Narosa Publishing House, Delhi, 2005, pp 152-160.
Book Published (2)  
  1. Resource Atlas of Haryana (2004), A.C. Pandey (Ed.). Published by Azad Hind Publisher, Chandigarh,
  2. Geoinformatics for Decentralized Planning and Governance (2008). M.S. Nathawat & A.C. Pandey (Ed). Rawat Publications, ISBN 81-316-0117-X.