School of Natural Resource Management
Centre for Water Engineering and Management

Profile of Faculty


Ph.D. (Soil and Water Engineering)
M. Tech in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering

Associate Professor and Head
Centre for Water Engineering and Management


Previous jobs  
  1. Assistant Professor in Soil and Water Conservation in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar at RRS, Majhian . Held the post of In charge of Regional Research Station, Majhian and Nodal Officer of Integrated AgroMet Advisory Services, AMFU, Majhian
  2. Jr. Hydrologist in Action for Food Production, New Delhi.
  3. Junior Project Officer in Plasticulture Development Centre, Agriculture and Food Engineering Department, IIT, Kharagpur.
Projects Handled/Members of Committees  
  1. Co-Cooperating Centre Principal Investigator (Co-CCPI) in a NATP Project on Mechanization of Experimental Plots, sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
  2. Co PI of a project on ‘Impact of climate change on Agriculture in OAZ and Tarai region of West Bengal’ funded by RKVY, Govt. of West Bengal.
  3. Co-PI of a project titled ‘Up-gradation of Market-Linkage Network for Promotion of Bengal Aromatic Rice’ funded by RKVY, Govt. of West Bengal (Lead Institute-Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal and Co-operating Institute-Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya).
  4. Co-PI of a project titled ‘Disease and pestilence warning system in the State of West Bengal’ funded by RKVY, Govt. of West Bengal.
  5. Nodal Officer, Integrated Agromet Advisory Services, IMD, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India.
  6. Handled Mega Seed Production Program funded by ICAR, New Delhi during the period of holding the office of Incharge, RRS, Majhian.
  7. Member of the Research Council of Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya since 10.02.2012 to 26.06.2013.
  8. Acted as a member of a committee within the university to prepare the Agricultural District Contingency Plan envisaged by ICAR, GOI, New Delhi for six districts under the jurisdiction of the university.
Area of Specialization  
  1. GIS and Remote Sensing application in Water Resources Development.
  2. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  3. Watershed Management.
  4. Hydrological Modeling
  5. Micro irrigation
Research Interest  
  1. Surface water hydrology
  2. Hydrological modeling (SWAT)
  3. Artificial Neural Network
  4. Micro irrigation
Courses Taught
  1. Numerical Methods and Computation Techniques
  2. Watershed Management
  3. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  4. Modeling in Water Resources
Book and Chapter Published
  1. Ajai Singh. 2012. Introduction of Drip Irrigation, N.D. Publishers, New Delhi, India
  2. Ajai Singh. 2012. Biodiesel plantations for livelihoods improvement and environmental protection.(ed) S. Chakravarty, G. Shukla, A.N.Dey. In: Tree-borne Oilseeds Species, Lambert Academy Publishing, Germany, pp: 82-96.
  3. Ajai Singh, Mohd. Imtiyaz. 2013. Hydrological modelling using process based and data driven models. Lambert Academy Publishing, Germany, pp: 269
  4. Ajai Singh, R. P. Singh, 2013. Finite Element Analysis and Optimal Design of Drip Irrigation Sub-main. Lambert Academy Publishing, Germany, pp: 82
Leaflet/Booklet Published
  1. Ajai Singh, Ray, A. K., 2004. Rain Water Harvesting in North Bengal. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Coocbehar
List of Popular Article
  1. T. K. Das, Singh Ajai. 2007. Prak Kharif Mausame Bhuttar Chas. Annadata Krishi Masik Patrika, Hyderabad. February, P 53-55
  1. Conferred Distinguished Services Certificate (2012) by Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi.
Editorial Board
  1. Member of Editorial Board of Sustainable Agricultural Research, ISSN 1927-050X, Canadian Center of Science and Education
  2. Member of Editorial Board of Advances in Water Resource and Protection (ISSN Print: 2327-7319)
International Publications (published)(Journals)
  1. Singh Ajai , R.P.Singh, P.S.Mahar and K.K.Singh. 2000. Optimal design of tapered microirrigation submain manifolds. American Society of Civil Engineers, Jr. of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 126(6), pp. 371-374.
  2. Tiwari, K. N., Ajai Singh, P.K.Mal. 2003. Effect of drip irrigation on yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata) under mulch and non-mulch conditions. Jr. of Agricultural Water Management, The Netherlands, 58, pp. 19-28.
  3. Singh Ajai. 2008. Economic feasibility of growing capsicum crop under drip irrigation in West Bengal, India. Jr. of Irrigation Drainage System, Springer Science, 22, pp.179-188.
  4. Singh, A., M. Imtiyaz, R.K.Isaac, D.M.Denis. 2012. Comparison of soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) and multilayer perceptron (MLP) artificial neural network for predicting sediment yield in the Nagwa agricultural watershed in Jharkhand, India. Agric. Water Mgt., 104, pp.113-120.
  5. Singh, A., M. Imtiyaz, R.K.Isaac, D.M.Denis. 2013. Comparison of Artificial Neural Network Models for sediment yield prediction at single gauging station of watershed in Eastern India, Jr. of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers. 18:1, 115-120
  6. Ajai Singh, V.K.Jain, Jayanta Dutta. 2012. Comparison of Artificial Neural Network Models and Regression Model for Prediction of Evaporation for Malwa Region of Madhya Pradesh, India. International Agricultural Engineering Journal, 21(3-4), 96-104.
  7. Ajai Singh, Sankar Saha, Sanchita Mondal. 2013. Modeling irrigated wheat production using the FAO AquaCrop Model in West Bengal, India for sustainable agriculture. Irrigation and Drainage, 62: 50–56.
  8. Singh, A., M. Imtiyaz, R.K.Isaac, D.M.Denis. 2013. Assessing the performance and uncertainty analysis of Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and Radial Basis Neural Network (RBNN) models for simulation of sediment yield in Nagwa watershed, India. Hydrological Sciences (Accepted)
  9. V. K. Jain, Ajai Singh, O. P. Soni. 2013. Performance Evaluation of Recharge Pits Method of Artificial Recharge of Ground water in Madhya Pradesh, India. Advances in Water Resources and Protection, 1 (1), 1-10.
  10. Ajai Singh, Mohd. Imtiyaz, R.K.Isaac, D. M. Denis. 2013. Modeling Stream Flow with prediction uncertainty by using SWAT hydrologic and RBNN Neural Network models for agricultural watershed in India. National Academy Science Letters (Accepted).
National Publications (published)(Journals)
  1. Tiwari, K. N., Ajai Singh, P.K.Mal and A.Pandey. 2001. Effect of crop geometry on yield and economics of okra (Abelmoschus exculentus(L.) Moench) under drip irrigation. Jr. of the Institution of Engineers, Division of Agricultural Engineering, India, 82, 9-12
  2. Singh, Ajai. 2007. Yield response of drip irrigated tomato to different levels of irrigation. Jr. of Interacademicia, 11(2), pp. 200-207.
  3. Singh Ajai, 2007. Economic feasibility of drip irrigated tomato crop under rainfed condition. Agricultural Engineering Today, 31, pp.1-5.
  4. Singh Ajai, 2008. Short duration rainfall analysis for effective crop planning in rainfed agriculture. Jr. of Interacademicia, 12(4), pp. 469-477.
  5. Ajai Singh, Mohd. Imtiyaz, R. K. Isaac, D. M. Denis. 2011. Application of multilayer perceptron (MLP) artificial neural network model in simulating rainfall-runoff processes. Jr. of Interacademicia, 15(2), 213-221
  6. Ajai Singh, A.C. Pandey, V.K. Pandey, S.S. Kumar. 2012. Probability analysis of rainfall for crop planning in Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal, India. Eco. Env. & Cons. 18 (1), pp. 61-64.
  7. Ajai Singh, Mohd. Imtiyaz, R. K. Isaac, D. M. Denis. 2012. Hydrological Process Modelling using RBNN - A Neural Network Computing Technique. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 49(2), pp. 27-32.
  8. Ajai Singh, V. K. Jain. 2012. Modeling Daily Evaporation Using Multilayer Perceptron Artificial Neural Network Algorithm. Journal of Interacademicia, 16(3), 675-683.
  9. Ajai Singh, V. K. Jain, Sanjeeb Bandhopadhyaya. 2013. Impact Assessment of Rainfall and Soil Temperature on Simulation of Daily Pan Evaporation using Multilayer Perceptron Model , Jr. of Interacademicia (Accepted).
Papers in conference proceedings
  1. Tiwari, K. N., J. Panda, Ajai Singh, P.K.Mal and R.P.Singh. 2000. Conservation, Storage and Effective Utilization of Rainwater. Proc. National Workshop on Rainwater and Groundwater Management for Sustainable Rice Ecosystem. September25-26, AgFE Department, IIT, Kharagpur, India and Institute of Water Resources and Hydrology, University of Hannover, Germany.
  2. Singh, Ajai. 2007. Economic analysis of capsicum crop under drip irrigation. Seminar on Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems Development – Prospect, Technical Issues & Solution. Organised by Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College and The Institution of Engineers (India). 27th April.
  3. Singh Ajai. 2008. Application of gamma distribution for analysis of rainfall for crop planning in Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal. Published in One Day Conference on Agricultural Input for the Development of the NE Region at Assam University. 3rd December.
  4. Ajai Singh, Mohd. Imtiyaz, R. K. Isaac, D. M. Denis. 2012. Performance evaluation and uncertainty analysis of SWAT model for simulating hydrological processes in an agricultural watershed in India. International SWAT Conference, Organized by IIT Delhi and Texas A & M University, USA, July 18-20, New Delhi, India.
Papers presented in conferences but not published
  1. Tiwari, K. N., Ajai Singh and P.K.Mal. 2001. Design and development of low cost filter system. XXXV
  2. Annual Convention, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering, Jan 22-25. SWE-01-13, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.
  3. Ajai Singh and T. K. Das. 2009. Probability analysis of rainfall for crop planning in Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal. . XLIII Annual Convention, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering, February 15-17, Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi, India.
  4. Jayanta Dutta and Ajai Singh. 2012. Rainfall variability and foodgrain production in Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda districts of West Bengal. Published in National Seminar on Biodiversity and Sustainability vis-à-vis Economic Development in the Northern Parts of West Bengal. RSM Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India, August 26-27, 89.
Life Membership of Professional Bodies
  1. Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
  2. Indian Water Resources Society
  3. Indian Association of Hydrologist
  4. Indian Meteorological Society
  5. Crop and Weed Science Society