DR. ABHAY SANKAR SAHU

DR. ABHAY SANKAR SAHU

M. Sc., Ph. D. in Geography
DESIGNATION WITH SUBJECT:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY
FIELDS OF SPECIALISATION:
Environmental Geomorphology, Environmental Geography, Hazard Geography
Address for Communication/ Office Address:
Department of Geography
University of Kalyani
P.O.: Kalyani, Nadia-741235
State: West Bengal (India)
Phone: 033-2582-8750, 033-2582-8889
(Extn. 329 [Head], 379 [Office])
Academic Records:
  • B.Sc. (Honours): in 1997 from Chandernagore Govt. College, Hooghly, West Bengal (India) under The University of Burdwan in Geography (with Mathematics and Chemistry as subsidiary subjects), special paper Climatology
  • M.Sc. (Geography): in 1999 from The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, West Bengal (India) in Geography, special paper Environmental issues in Geography
  • Ph. D. (Geography): in 2010 from The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, West Bengal (India), thesis title ‘Environmental Significance of Water-Front Embankments in South and Eastern Medinipur Coast’
Teaching Experiences:
  • Secondary School Level: From 25 November, 2000 to 31 July, 2006 at S. T. Vidyamandir, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal (India)
  • College Level: From 01 August, 2006 to 02 May, 2012 at Kashipur Michael Madhusudan Mahavidyalaya (College), Purulia, West Bengal (India)
  • University Level: From 03 May, 2012 in the Department of Geography, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia-741235, West Bengal (India)
Research Experience:
1.      Principal Investigator (PI) in the UGC Minor Research Project (MRP): Duration - 04.11.2009 to 04.05.2011 (01 Year and 06 Months), Title - Toward an Exploration of an Embankment System in the Moyna Flood Basin, UGC sponsored (UGC Reference No. : F. PSW-031/09-10(ERO) dated : 08-October-2009), Amount - Rs. 1,26,600.00 (Completed)
2.      Research Investigator (RI) in Project of the UGC-BSR Start-up Grant: Duration - 01.04.2013 to 31.03.2015 (02 Years), Title - Environmental Consequences of Water-logging Problem in Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal: Evaluation, Mapping, and Management, UGC sponsored (UGC Reference No. : F. 20-3(17)/2012(BSR) dated : 08-March-2013), Amount - Rs. 6,00,000.00 (Ongoing)
Academic Experiences:
  • In 2002: A Short term Course in Aerial Photography, Remote Sensing and GIS successfully completed from NATMO, Kolkata
  • Convener and Organising Secretary in the National Seminar on ‘Challenges and Mitigation of Drought in India’ sponsored by UGC at the Department of Geography, Kashipur Michael Madhusudan Mahavidyalaya, Purulia-723132, W.B. (India) on 9-10 September, 2011

Research and Academic Contributions:
Research ID - ORCID : 0000-0003-3649-3647
https://kaluniv.academia.edu/ABHAYSANKARSAHU
·   Published Research Papers / Articles in Journals:
1.    Sahu, A. S. 2014. Water-front Embankments on Medinipur Coast, West Bengal: A Geo-engineering Study.In ‘Annals’ (ISSN No: 0970-972X), National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), Delhi, India, Volume-XXXIV, Number-1, Pages: 161-172
2.    Sahu, A. S. 2014. Coastal Geosynthetics Protectionan environmental appraisal. In ‘Indian Journal of Spatial Science’ (ISSN: 2249-3921 [Print] & ISSN: 2249-4316 {Online]), Indian Society of Spatial Scientists, Kolkata, India, Volume-5, No-2, Pages: 55-61, www.indiansss.org, www.h-net.org/.....ID=201577
3.    Sahu, A. S. 2014. AGeographical Study on Vulnerable Pockets of the Selected Embankments in Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal. In ‘Indian Journal of Regional Science’ (ISSN No: 0046-9017), Regional Science Association, India (RSAI), Kolkata, India, Volume-XLVI, Number-1, Pages: 10-19
4.    Sahu, A. S. 2014. Identification and Mapping of the Water-logged Areas in Purba Medinipur Part of Keleghai River Basin, India: RS and GIS Methods. In ‘International Journal of Advanced Geosciences’ (ISSN: 2311-7044), Science Publishing Corporation, Germany & UAE, Volume-2, No-2, Pages: 59-65, doi: 10.14419/ijag.v2i2.2452
5.    Sahu, A. S. 2014. A Study on Moyna Basin Water-Logged Areas (India) Using Remote Sensing and GIS Methods and Their Contemporary Economic Significance. In ‘Geography Journal’  (ISSN: 2314-4203 [Print] & ISSN: 2314-4211 {Online]), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA & Egypt, Volume-2014, Pages:1-9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/401324
6.    Roy, S. and A. S. Sahu.  2013. Effects of Urbanization on Channel Morphology: A Case Study of Banka River in Burdwan Town, West Bengal. In ‘Thematics: Journal of Geography’ (ISSN No: 2277-2995), Thematics Publications Pvt. Ltd., Latur (MS), India, Volume-2, Issue-4, Pages: 31-36 
7.    Sahu, A. S. 2012. A Study on Salt Manufacturing Environment and Importance of Saltpans toward Economic Growth in the Coastal Areas of Purba Medinipur. In ‘Artha Beekshan’ (ISSN No: 0972-1185),  Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) [BEA], Kolkata, India,Volume-21, No-3, Pages: 118-130
8.    Sahu, A. S. 2012. Historical Environment and Present Implications of Riverine Dykes --- A Case Study in Hugli Estuarine Coast of Purba Medinipur District, W.B. In ‘Transactions’ (ISSN No: 0970-9851), Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG), Pune, India, Volume-34, No-1, Pages: 118-125
9.    Sahu, A. S. 2012. Problems and Environmental Significance of Sea-Wall: A Case Study in Digha Resort, West Bengal, India. In ‘The Geographer’ (ISSN: 0072-0909 [Print] & ISSN: 0975-9522 [Online]), Aligarh Muslim University Geographical Society (AMUGS), Aligarh, India, Volume-59, No-1, Pages: 55-64
10.         Sahu, A. S. 2012. Embankment System and Sustainable Development in the Moyna Flood Basin. In ‘MS Academic’ (ISSN No: 2229-6484),  Council for MS Academic’, Kalyani, India, Volume-2, No-1, Pages: 85-93
11.         Sahu, A. S. 2010. Types, Nomenclatures, and Socio-Economic Significances of Pre-British and British Period Coastal Embankments in Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal. In ‘Indian Journal of Geography and Environment’, (ISSN No: 0972-7388), Vidyasagar University, Medinipur, India, Volume-11, Pages: 80-89
12.         Sahu, A. S. 2010. Embankments of Sunderban: A Legacy of Historical Blunder. In ‘Geography and You: A Development and Environment Magazine’, IRIS Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India, Volume-10, Issue-59, Pages: 34-36
13.         Sahu, A. S. 2009. Geo-engineering Features of Brackish-Water Prawn Fisheries and their Physical Performances: A Geographical Perspective. In ‘Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies’, (ISSN No: 0971-4170), Institute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics (ILEE), Kolkata, India, Volume-32, Number-2, Pages: 173-180
14.         Sahu, A. S. 2009. Embankments  in  Relation  to  the  Physical  and  Economic  Systems   in  the  Moyna  Drainage  Basin,  W.B. In ‘Geographical Review of India’, (ISSN No: 0375-6386), The Geographical Society of India (GSI), Kolkata, India, Volume-71, Number-1, Pages: 61-68
15.         Sahu, A. S. 2008. A Study of Classification and Performance of Coastal Structures in Digha Planning Area, West Bengal. In ‘The Deccan Geographer’, (ISSN No: 0011-7269), The Deccan Geographical Society (DGS), Pune, India, Volume-46, Number-1, Pages: 59-74
·            Published Research Papers / Articles / Chapters in Books:
1.   Sahu, A. S. 2013. Embankment: A Common Property Resource, A Case-Study in Moyna Flood Basin, West Bengal. In N.C. Jana and Lakshmi Sivaramakrishnan (eds.), ‘Resources and Development Issues and Concerns’ (ISBN No: 978-81-8064-252-4), Progressive Publishers, Kolkata, India, Pages: 123-134

·            Published Research Papers in Seminar / Conference Proceedings:
1.   Sahu, A. S. 2008.Coastal Structures, Vulnerability and Remedial Measures in Digha Beach Resort, West Bengal. In Seminar Proceedings: S. Jana (ed.), ‘National Disaster Management: Attitude and Responses’, Department of Geography, Asansol Girls’ College, Asansol, Burddhaman, India, Pages: 25-38

·            Module Published:
1.      Sahu, A. S. 2007.Resources Use and Management. A Module of Directorate of Distance Education, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India

·           Other Article Published:
1.      Sahu, A. S. 2013.¢hnÄ-Eo·¡uZ Hhw ¢qj¡mu ïj­Zl i¢hoÉv’ (Global Warming and the Future of Tourism in Himalaya). In Souvenir: ‘GEOID’, Dept. of Geography, K.U., Kalyani, India, Pages: 5-6

Special Lectures Delivered:

1.      Delivered a special lecture in a seminar on ‘Purba Medinipur Embankments: a Brief Review’ organised by the Patha Chakra at Kashipur M.M. Mahavidyalaya, District. Purulia, on 03.04.2009.
2.      Delivered a special lecture in a seminar on ‘Global Freshwater Scarcity: an Environmental Issue and its Management’ organised by the NSS special camp, Kashipur M.M. Mahavidyalaya, District. Purulia, on 04.02.2009.
International/ National/ State-level Seminars/ Conferences Attended/ Paper Presented:
1.      Paper presented -Water-logging: Assessment, Mapping and Significance’ in the 27thIGI Conference and International Seminar organised by the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) and Department of Geography and Environmental Management and Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, Paschim Medinipur, W.B., India, venue - Digha (A Beach Resort) and Department of Geography and Environmental Management and Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, focal theme - Geomorphology and Geospatial Technology in Environment Management and Societal Development, on 14-17 November, 2014
2.      Paper presented -Assessment of Water-logging Areas using Landsat 8: RS and GIS Approach’ in the National Seminar organised by the Department of Geography, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan & Foundation of Practising Geographers, Kolkata, venue - Department of Geography, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, focal theme - Research Frontiers in Man-Nature Interface, on 01-02 March, 2014
3.      Paper presented -Redefinition of Coast and an Understanding on Coastal Vulnerability in Purba Medinipur of West Bengal’ in the 35thIndian Geographers’ Meet andInternational Conference organised by the Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG), Pune, and Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, focal theme - Environment, Development and Equity, on 11-13 November, 2013
4.      Participated as a Co-chairpersonfor a technical session in the UGC sponsored National Seminar organised by the Dept. of Geography, Kalyani Mahavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, venue - Dept. of Geography, Kalyani Mahavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, focal theme - Contemporary Issues on Environment and Development in India and Adjacent Countries, on 20-21 September, 2013
5.      Paper presented -Geo-synthetics: Environment and Development’ in the 33rdAnnual Conference of Bengal Economic Association and UGC sponsored National Conference organised by the Bengal Economic Association, Kolkata, venue - Department of Commerce, Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata, focal theme - Environment and Development, on 23-24 February, 2013
6.      Participated in the 100thIndian Science Congress and NationalConference organised by the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, venue - Calcutta University, Kolkata, W.B., focal theme - Science for Shaping the Future of India, on 03-07 January, 2013
7.      Paper presented -Landslide hazard and Provision of Geo-synthetic Mitigation Systems in the Himalayan Region: An Environmental Review’ in the National Seminar organised by the Himalaya Samiksha Parishad, Kolkata, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700019, W.B., focal theme - Himalaya: Environment and Development, on 10 November, 2012
8.      Paper presented -Concept of CPR and Embankment’ in the National Seminar organised by the Indian Geographical Foundation (IGF) in collaboration with Anthropological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Kolkata, venue - Anthropological Survey of India, Eastern Regional Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata700091, W.B., India, focal theme - Geography of Today : Problems and Prospects, on 23-25 March, 2012
9.      Paper presented -Place, Time and Phenomenon significance of Embankments’ in the International Conference organised by the Dept. of Geography, The University of Calcutta, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700019, W.B., focal theme - Dimensions of Development and Resource Conservation, on 10-12 March, 2012
10.  Paper presented -Bandth Tantra-er Sakti Budget Ebong Nadi-Bandher Prajuktigata Gathan Koushal’ in the 19th West Bengal Science & Technology Congress 2012 and State Level Conference organised by the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, and W.B. Science and Technology Department, Government of W.B., venue - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, W.B., focal theme - Ecology and Public Health, on 01-02 March, 2012
11.  Paper presented -A Study on Salt Manufacturing Environment with Special Reference to Contemporary Condition and Importance of Saltpans Toward Economic Growth of the Coastal Areas in Purba Medinipur’ in the 32ndAnnual Conference of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) and UGC sponsored National Conference organised by the Bengal Economic Association, Kolkata, venue - Maulana Azad College, 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata-700013, W.B., focal theme - Industrialisation in West Bengal, on 18-19 February, 2012
12.  Participated in the UGC sponsored National Seminar organised by the Kashipur M.M. Mahavidyalaya, Purulia, W.B., venue - Kashipur M.M. Mahavidyalaya, Purulia, W.B., focal theme - Role of Women both in Content and Creation, on 25-26 November, 2011
13.  Participated in the UGC sponsored National Seminar organised by the Panchakot Mahavidyalaya, Sarbari, Neturia, Purulia, W.B., venue - Panchakot Mahavidyalaya, Sarbari, Neturia, Purulia, W.B., focal theme - Climate Change and Backward Areas: Doings and Well-beings, on 24-25 November, 2011
14.  Paper presented -Embankment: A Common Property Resource A Case Study in Moyna Flood Basin’ in the 33rdIndian Geography Congress and National Conference organised by the National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), Delhi and Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, focal theme - Resources and Development, on 11-13 November, 2011
15.  Paper presented -Embankment System and Sustainable Development in Relation to the Environmental Hazards: A Case Study in Moyna Flood Basin’ in the National Seminar organised by the Indian Geographical Foundation (IGF) in collaboration with Anthropological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Kolkata, venue - Anthropological Survey of India, Indian Museum Complex, Kolkata, W.B., India, focal theme - Geography : Space, Time and People, on 11-13 February, 2011
16.  Paper presented -Embankment, Flood Mitigation System and Sustainable Development of Low-lying Areas in West Bengal: An Environmental Appraisal’ in the International Conference organised by the Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, focal theme - Environment, Resource and Regional Development, on 08-09 March, 2010
17.  Paper presented -Environmental Perspectives of Embankment System: Functioning and Malfunctioning in the Low-lying Flood-Plain Areas’ in the UGC sponsored National Seminar organised by the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, venue - Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, Paschim Medinipur, W.B., India, focal theme - Regional Environmental Problems and Societal Development, on 24-25 February, 2010
18.  Paper presented -Historical Environment and Present Implications of Riverine Dykes: A Case Study in Hugli Estuarine Coast of Purba Medinipur District, W.B.’ in the XXXIst IIG Meet and International Conference organised by the Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG), Pune and Post Graduate Department of Geography, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, venue - Post Graduate Department of Geography, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, focal theme - Environment, Agriculture and Food Security in India, on 19 – 21 February, 2010
19.  Paper presented -Embankments in Relation to the Physical and Economic Systems in the Moyna Drainage Basin, W.B.’ in the XXXth Indian Geography Congress and National Conference organised by the National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), Delhi and Department of Geography, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, venue - Department of Geography, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, U.P., India, focal theme - The Planet Earth --- A Blue Print for Survival, on 19 – 21 December, 2008
20.  Paper presented -A Glimpse of Purba Medinipur Embankments: An Environmental Issue’ in the UGC sponsored National Seminar organised by the Union Christian Training College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, venue - Union Christian Training College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, W.B., India, focal theme - Modern Trends of Environmental Education, Social Care and Well-being in 21stCentury, on 13 – 14 September, 2008
21.  Paper presented -Vulnerability and Remedial Measures in Digha Beach Resort, West Bengal’ in the One-day State Level Seminar organised by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of W.B. and Dept. of Geography, Asansol Girls’ College, Barddhaman, venue - Dept. of Geography, Asansol Girls’ College, Barddhaman, W. B., India, focal theme - Natural Disaster Management: Attitude and Response, on 31 March, 2008
22.  Participated in the One-day National Seminar organised by the Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, focal theme - Geo-Spatial Technology and Research in Geography, on 29 March, 2008
23.  Paper presented -Technology and Environmental Performance of Coastal Structures in Digha Planning Area, West Bengal’ in the 2ndInternational Conference organised by the Deccan Geographical Society, India (DGSI), Pune, and Dept. of Regional Planning and Economic Growth, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, venue - Dept. of Regional Planning and Economic Growth, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, M.P., India, focal theme - Globalization, Technology and Economic transformation, on 07-09 March, 2008
24.  Participated in the Two-day National Seminar organised by the Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, venue - Dept. of Geography, The University of Burdwan, Barddhaman, W. B., India, focal theme - Recent Trends in Geography, on 10-11 February, 2007

Membership of Academic Associations / Institutions:

1.         Life Member (L/S – 144), The Geographical Society of India (GSI), Kolkata, since 2007.
2.        Life Member (LM – 1695), National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), Delhi, since 2007.
3.        Life Member (LM – 671), Institute of Indian Geographers (IIG), Pune, since 2007.
4.         Life Member (LM – 751), The Deccan Geographical Society (DGS), Pune, since 2008.
5.         Life Member (LM – 197), The Association for Geographical Studies (AGS), Delhi, since 2008.
6.         Life Member (LM – 2269), Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA), Hyderabad, since 2008.
7.         Life Member, Institute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics (ILEE), Kolkata, since 2009.   
8.        Life Member (LM/019/09/292), Bangiyo Bhugol Mancha (BBM), Kolkata, since 2010.
9.         Life Member (LM – 122), Indian Geographical Foundation (IGF), Kolkata, since 2010. 
10.     Life Member (LM – 296), The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), Delhi, since 2010.
11.     Life Member (L – 3637), Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Dehra Dun, since 2010.
12.     Life Member (L – 18913), The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, since 2011.
13.     Life Member (L – 473), Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), Allahabad, since 2012.
14.     Life Member (L – B 173), Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) [BEA], Kolkata, since 2012.
15.     Ordinary Member (AM – 175) in Regional Science Association, India (RSAI), Kolkata, since 2012.