NameDr. Debi Prasanna Kanungo
Date of Birth16.06.1967
E-maildebi.kanungo@gmail.com, kanungodp_scbri@yahoo.com, dpkanungo@cbri.res.in
Present DesignationPrincipal Scientist
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering
DPKanungo

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.GeologyUtkal University, OrissaIndia1987
M.Tech.Applied GeologyUniversity of RoorkeeIndia1990
Ph.D.Earth SciencesIIT RoorkeeIndia2006

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationEngineering Geology, Landslide Disaster Mitigation
b) Sub-area of SpecializationLandslide Hazard and Risk Studies, Remote Sensing & GIS Applications, Soft Computing Applications, Slope Stability Analysis

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
JapanCSIR Raman Research Fellow 2010-11 at RCL, DPRI, Kyoto University to carry out research on “Initiation and failure mechanism of rain-induced landslides”Jun-10Sept. 2010
CroatiaInternational Conf. on Debris Flow 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 29-31 May 2012.May-12
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards) :
    1. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. & Sharma, S., 2015. Landslide hazard assessment in the upper Alaknanda valley of Indian Himalayas. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 6, No. 4, 308–325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2013.847501.
    2. Kanungo, D.P., Sharma, S. & Pain, A., 2014. Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Regression Tree (CART) Applications for the Indirect Estimation of Unsaturated Soil Shear Strength Parameters. Frontiers of Earth Sciences, 8(3), pp. 439-456.
    3. Kanungo, D.P. & Sharma, S., 2014. Rainfall thresholds for prediction of shallow landslides around Chamoli-Joshimath region, Garhwal Himalayas, India. Landslides, 11(4), pp. 629-638.
    4. Sun Shaorui ,Sun Hongyi , Wang Yajie,  Wei Jihong , Liu Jin & Kanungo, D.P., 2014. Effect of the combination characteristics of rock structural plane on the stability of a rock-mass slope. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment, 73(4), pp. 987-995.
    5. Pain, A., Kanungo, D.P. & Sarkar, S., 2014. Rock Slope Stability Assessment using Finite Element based Modeling – Examples from the Indian Himalayas. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 9(3), pp. 215-230.
    6. Sun Shaorui, Xu Penglei, Wu Jimin, Wei Jihong, Fu Wengan, Liu Jin and Kanungo D.P., 2013. Strength parameter identification and application of soil–rock mixture for steep-walled talus slopes in southwestern China. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment, 73(1), pp.123-140.
    7. Kanungo, D.P., Pain, A. & Sharma, S., 2013. Stability assessment of a potential debris slide in Garhwal Himalayas, India. Indian Landslides, Vol. 6 (2), pp. 9-20.
    8. Kanungo, D.P., Pain, A. & Sharma, S., 2013. Finite Element Modeling Approach to Assess the Stability of Debris and Rock Slopes – A Case Study from the Indian Himalayas. Natural Hazards, 69(1), pp. 1-24.
    9. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Kumar, S., 2012. Rock mass classification and slope stability assessment of road cut slopes in Garhwal Himalayas, India. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 30 (4), 827-840.
    10. Kanungo, D.P., Sarkar, S., Sharma, S., 2011. Combining Neural Network with Fuzzy, Certainty Factor and Likelihood Ratio Concepts for Spatial Prediction of Landslides. Natural Hazards, Vol. 59 (3), pp. 1491-1512.
    11. Kanungo, D.P. and Sarkar, S., 2011. Use of multi-source data sets for land use/land cover classification in a hilly terrain for landslide study. Disaster & Development, Vol. 5 (1), pp.35-51.
    12. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Chauhan, P.K.S., 2011. Varunavat Landslide Disaster in Uttarkashi, Garhwal Himalaya, India. Quaterly Jour. Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Vol. 44, 2011, pp.17-22.
    13. Sarkar, S., Kanungo D.P., 2010. Landslide Disaster on Berinag-Munsiyari Road, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand. Current Science, Vol.98, No.7, pp. 900-902.
    14. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S., Gupta, R.P., 2010. Landslide Susceptibility Zonation (LSZ) Mapping – A Review. Journal of South Asia Disaster Studies, Vol.2(1), 2009, pp. 81-105.
    15. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S., Gupta, R.P., 2009.  A Fuzzy Similarity Concept Based Rating Determination and Fuzzy Gamma Operator Based Thematic Maps Integration for Landslide Susceptibility Zonation. Georisk, Vol.3(1), pp.30-43.
    16. Kanungo, D.P., Pain, A., Sarkar, S., Sharma, S., Jain, S.K. and Ahmad, Z., 2012. Field investigation and finite element modeling of a progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas. Proc. of Int. Conf. on Debris Flow 2012, 29-31 May 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia, pp.15-26.
    17. Mittal, Abha, Sharma, Shaifaly and Kanungo, D.P., 2011. A comparison of ANFIS and ANN for the prediction of Peak Ground Acceleration in Indian Himalayan Region. In: K. Deep et al. (Eds.): Proc. of the International Conf. on SocPros 2011, AISC 131, pp. 457-468.
    18. Arora, M.K., Chauhan, S., Sharma, M., Kanungo, D.P., 2011. LaSaRiZ: A Software for Landslide Susceptibility Zonation and Risk Assessment using Neural Network and Fuzzy Set Approaches. Proc. INDOROCK 2011: Third Indian Rock Conference by ISRMTT, October 13-15, Roorkee.
    19. Sarkar, S., Ghosh, A., Kanungo, D.P. and Ahmad, Z., 2011. Slope stability assessment and monitoring of a vulnerable site on Rishikesh-Uttarkashi Highway, Uttarakhand, India. The 2nd World Landslide Forum, 3-7 Oct. 2011, Rome, Italy.
    20. P.K. Champati ray, R.C. Lakhera, R.S. Chatterjee, S.K. Srivastav, S. Sarkar, D.P. Kanungo, M. S. Singh and K. Bhusan, 2011. Landslide Hazard Zonation in Northeast India. Proc. National Conference on “Landslide Hazard-Consequences and Challenges”, Sept. 2011, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 16-29.
    21. S. Sarkar, D.P Kanungo and Shaifaly Sharma, 2011. Landslide Hazard Assessment in Upper Reaches of Alaknanda Valley. Proc. National Conference on “Landslide Hazard-Consequences and Challenges”, Sept. 2011, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 74-81.
    22. P.K.S. Chauhan, Y. Pandey, D.P. Kanungo, S. Sarkar,A. Dwivedi, Sandeep Kumar and O. P. Sahu, 2011. Subsurface Investigation of Tangni Landslide, Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. National Conference on “Landslide hazard-Consequences and Challenges”, Sept. 2011, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 115-121.
    23. A. Ghosh, S.Sarkar, D.P.Kanungo, S.K.Jain, Dalip Kumar and Zamir Ahmad, 2011. Control measures design for Agrakhal unstable slope. Proc. National Conference on “Landslide hazard-Consequences and Challenges”, Sept. 2011, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 177-184.
    24. D.P. Kanungo, Y. Pandey, P.K.S. Chauhan, S. Sarkar, Zamir Ahmad, O. P. Sahu & Sandeep Kumar, 2011. Surface Movement Monitoring of Tangni Landslide, Garhwal Himalaya”. Proc. National Conference on “Landslide hazard-Consequences and Challenges”, Sept. 2011, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee, pp. 148-157.
    25. Mittal, A., Kanungo, D.P. and Sharma, S., 2010. Prediction of peak ground acceleration using artificial neural network for Himalayan region. Proc. 14th Symp. On Earthquake Engineering, 17-19 Dec., 2010, IIT Roorkee, India, pp. 260-266.
    26. Kanungo, D.P., 2010. Landslide Susceptibility Assessment – An attempt towards standardizing the methodology in Indian scenario. International Symposium on a Robust and Resilient Society against Natural Hazards and Environmental Disasters and the Third AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Geo-Disaster Mitigation,  24-26 Aug. 2010, Kyoto University, Japan, pp. 294-303.
    27. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Chauhan, P.K.S. and Ahmed, Z., 2010. Stability Assessment and suggestion for Control Measures of a Potential Landslide Slope on NH 94, Uttarakhand Himalaya, India. 5th Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, 24-29 May, San Diego, California.
    28. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Jain, S.K., Kumar, D., Kalura, A.S., and Kumar, S., 2009. Slope Instability and Risk Assessment of an unstable slope at Agrakhal, Uttarakhand. Indian Geotechnical Conference, 16-19 Dec., Guntur, India.
    29. Kanungo, D.P., Sharma, S. and Mishra, K., 2009. GIS based spatial prediction of landslide potential zones in parts of Darjeeling Himalaya using certainty factor approach. 4th Uttarakhand State Science & Technology Congress, 10-12 Nov. 2009, Pantnagar, India.
    30. Kanungo, D.P. and Sarkar, S., 2009. Multi-source land use land cover classification in a hilly terrain for landslide study. 2nd India Disaster Management Congress, 4-6 Nov. 2009, New Delhi, India.
  • Publications previous to 2009:
  1. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Gupta, R.P., Sarkar, S., 2008.  Landslide Risk Assessment Using Danger Pixel and Fuzzy Concepts In Darjeeling Himalayas. Landslides, Vol. 5, pp.407-416.
  2. Gupta, R.P., Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S., 2008.  Approaches for comparative evaluation of raster GIS-based landslide susceptibility zonation maps. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 10, pp.330-341.
  3. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Patra, A.K., Kumar, P., 2008.  GIS based spatial data analysis for landslide susceptibility mapping. Jour. Of Mountain Science, Vol.5, pp.52-62.
  4. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S., Gupta, R.P., 2006.  A comparative study of conventional, ANN black box, fuzzy and combined neural and fuzzy weighting procedures for landslide susceptibility zonation in Darjeeling Himalayas. Engineering Geology, Vol.85, pp.347-366.
  5. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Patra, A.K., 2005.  Landslides in the Alaknanda Valley of Garhwal Himalaya, India. Quaterly Jour. Engineering Geology And Hydrogeology, Vol.39, pp.79-82.
  6. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Chauhan, P.K.S., 2004.  Landslide disaster of 24th September 2003 in Uttarkashi. Current Science, Vol.87, No.2, pp.134-137.
  7. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2004. An integrated approach for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping using remote sensing and GIS.Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, Vol.70, No.5 pp.617-625.
  8. Kanungo, D.P. and Sarkar, S., 2003. Landslides and terrain parameters in Darjeeling Himalaya. Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Vol.24. pp.55-62.
  9. Harijan, N., Sen, A.K., Sarkar, S., Das, J.D. and Kanungo, D.P., 2003. Geomorphotectonics around the Sung Valley Carbonatite Complex, Shillong Plateau, Northeast India: A Remote sensing and GIS approach. Jour. of Geological Society of India, Bangalore, Vol. 62, pp.103-109.
  10. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2001. Landslide identification and mapping using remote sensing and GIS. Journal GIS@ development, vol.5, No.10.
  11. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Mahadeviah, K., 1996. Terrain analysis and spatial assessment of landslide hazard in parts of Sikkim Himalaya. Jour. of Geological Society of India, Vol. 47,  pp. 491- 498.
  12. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Mehrotra, G.S., 1995. Landslide hazard zonation: A case study in Garhwal Himalaya, India.Mountain Research and Development, U.S.A,.Vol.15, No.4, pp. 301-309.
  13. Kanungo, D.P., Sarkar, S. and Mehrotra, G.S., 1995. Statistical analysis and tectonic interpretation of the remotely sensed lineament fabric data associated with the North Almora Thrust, Garhwal Himalaya, India. Jour. of the Ind. Soc.of Remote Sensing (Photonirvachak), Vol.23, No.4, pp.201-210.
  14. Mehrotra, G. S., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1994. A geological appraisal of landslides in East Sikkim Himalaya. Himalayan Geology, Vol.5(1), pp. 35-43.
  15. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1993. Lithotectonic evaluation of landslide and mass movements in Garhwal Himalaya. Jour. of Ind. Soc. of Engineering Geology, Vol.XXII, Nos. 3&4, Calcutta.
  16. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Ghosh, A., 2008. An engineering geological approach for slope instability assessment. Indian Geotechnical Conference 2008 on “Advances in Geotechnical Engineering”, 17-19 Dec. 2008, Bangalore, India.
  17. Kanungo, D. P., Sarkar, S., Arora, M. K. and Gupta, R. P., 2008. Remote Sensing and GIS based Landslide Hazard Zonation and Risk Assessment – An Indian Example. First World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM 2008), 21-24 Oct. 2008, Hyderabad, India.
  18. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Jain, S.K., Kumar, D., Ahmad, Z., and Patra, A. 2008. Landslide investigation at Phata village on Rudraprayag-Kedarnath road, Uttaranchal – A case study. 6th International Conference in Geotechnical Engineering, 11-16 Aug. 2008 Arlington, VA.
  19. Gupta, R.P. and Kanungo, D.P., 2008. Keynote Lecture on Remote Sensing – GIS Applications in Landslide Studies. CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conf. on Landslide Management – Present Scenario and Future Directions, 10-12 Feb. 2008, Roorkee, India.
  20. Sarkar, S and Kanungo, D.P., 2008. Landslide hazard mapping – A few techniques. CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conf. on Landslide Management – Present Scenario and Future Directions, 10-12 Feb. 2008, Roorkee, India.
  21. Kanungo, D. P., Arora, M. K., Sarkar, S. and Gupta, R. P., 2008. Landslide Susceptibility Zonation: An application of fuzzy similarity and fuzzy gamma concepts. CBRI Diamond Jubilee Year Conf. on Challenges and Applications of Mathematical Modelling Techniques in Building Science and Technology (CAM2TBST), 7-8 Feb. 2008, Roorkee, India, pp. 350-359.
  22. Kanungo, D. P., Arora, M. K., Sarkar, S. and Gupta, R. P., 2006. A Fuzzy concept based Landslide Risk Assessment in Darjeeling Himalayas. 13th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (13 SEE-06), 18-20 Dec. 2006, Roorkee, India.
  23. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Dinesh, Jain, S.K., Kumar, D., Ahmad, Z., and Patra, A. 2006. Seismic stability analysis of Phata landslide. 13th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering (13 SEE-06), 18-20 Dec. 2006, Roorkee, India.
  24. Sarkar, S and Kanungo, D.P., 2006. Role of remote sensing and GIS in landslide susceptibility studies. First India Disaster Management Congress, NIDM, New Delhi, 29-30 Nov., 2006.
  25. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Dinesh, Jain, S.K., Kumar, D., Ahmad, Z., and Patra, A. 2006. Phata landslide – Geotechnical and geological study. First India Disaster Management Congress, NIDM, New Delhi, 29-30 Nov., 2006.
  26. Kanungo, D. P., Arora, M. K., Sarkar, S. and Gupta, R. P., 2006. Remote sensing and GIS based landslide risk assessment using a linguistic rule based fuzzy approach. SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Conference, 13-17 Nov. 2006, Goa, India.
  27. Sarkar, S, Kanungo, D.P., Patra, A.K. and Kumar P., 2006. GIS Based Landslide Susceptibility Mapping– A Case Study in Indian Himalaya. Proc. Interpraevent Int. Symp. On Disaster Mitigation of Debris Flows, Slope Failures and landslides, 25-29 Sept., 2006, Niigata, Japan, pp. 617-624.
  28. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S., Gupta, R.P., 2006.  Fuzzy Gamma Operator for Integration of Thematic Maps. Indo-Australian Conference on Information Technology in Civil Engineering (IAC-ITCE), 20-21 Feb., 2006, Roorkee, India.
  29. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Gupta, R.P., Sarkar, S., 2005.  GIS based Landslide Hazard Zonation using Neuro-fuzzy Weighting. Proc. 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05), 20-22 Dec., 2005, Pune, India, pp.1222-1237.
  30. Sarkar, S and Kanungo, D.P., 2005. Landslide disasters and hazard zonation mapping in Himalaya. International Conf. on Mitigation, Monitoring and Prediction of Water Related Disasters, 12 – 15 Jan,2005, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan.
  31. Sarkar, S, Kanungo, D.P. and Patra, A.K., 2004. Assessment of ground water potential in hilly terrains. ISRS  Annual Conf., Jaipur.
  32. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Singh, A, Dinesh, Jain, A.K. and Kumar, D., 2003.Geotechnical study for design of rock anchors in a hard rock terrain. Indian Geotechnical Conference, Roorkee.
  33. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Bhattacharya, A. and Vinod, K., 2002. Influence of terrain factors on landslide occurrence – A case study from Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. Int. Symp. on Resource and Environmental Monitoring, Hyderabad.
  34. Sarkar, S. and  Kanungo, D.P., 2002. Landslides in relation to terrain parameters – A remote sensing and GIS approach. Proc. of 5thAnnual Int. Conf.on Map India. New Delhi.
  35. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Jethi, A.K., 2001. Landslide hazard and risk in Uttaranchal. All India Seminar on Infrastructure development in Uttaranchal problems & prospects, Institution of Engineers, Roorkee.
  36. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2000. Landslide hazard and risk – A systematic approach. Proc. of Silver Jubilee National Seminar on Geodynamics and Environment Management of Himalaya (GEM-H), Srinagar (Garhwal).
  37. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1999. Slope Mass Rating – A tool for predicting slope instability by. South-Asian countries Conf. on Challenges to Architects and Civil Engineers during twenty-first century, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  38. Mehrotra, G.S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1998. Landslide Hazards and road construction in hill areas. Int. Conf. On Disaster Management (ICODIM), Guwahati, Assam, April 1998.
  39. Mehrotra, G.S., Kanungo, D.P. and Mahadeviah, K., 1996. Landslide hazard assessment – A need for environmental management of Himalaya Seventh Int. Symp. on Landslides, Trondheim, Norway, June 1996. In: Landslide Glissements de terrain : Kaare Senneset (edited), Balkema, Rotterdam.
  40. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Haragopal, M., 1995. Slope stability assessment using slope mass rating technique. Proc. of 35th US Rock Mechanics Symp., Reno, U.S.A., In Rock Mechanics: Daemen & Schultz (edited), Balkema, Rotterdam.
  41. Mehrotra, G.S., Dharmaraju, R. and Kanungo, D.P., 1994. Landslide hazard zonation – A tool for environmental development and protection of hilly region. Proc. 1st Int. Conf. On Protection and development of Mountain Environment, Ponte di legro, Italy, June 1994.
  42. Mehrotra, G.S., Mahadeviah, K. and Kanungo, D.P., 1993. Landslide hazard zonation – A guide for future planning and development of Himalaya. Abstract volume of 9th convention and national seminar of Indian Geological Congress, Tanjavur, Oct. 1993.
  43. Kanungo, D.P., Mahadeviah, K. and Mehrotra, G.S., 1993. Studies on slopes, landslides and mass movements in parts of Garhwal Himalaya, India. Proc. of 7th Int. Conf. On Landslides, Czech & Slovak Republics, Ed. By Stanislav Novosad and Peter Wagner, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam.
  44. Anbalagan, R., Kanungo, D.P. and Singh, B., 1992. A geotechnical appraisal of the foundation of Lakhwar Dam, Garhwal Himalaya, U.P. Proc. of workshop on Investigations and Treatment for dam foundations, Dehradun, July 1992.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
  1. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2011. Proceedings of National Conf. on “Landslide Hazard – Consequences and Challenges”.
  2. National Atlas on “Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping along Shillong-Silchar-Aizawl Highway Corridor in Northeastern region of India”. Published by IIRS, ISRO, Dept. of Space, Dehradun, 2008.
  3. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2008. Proceedings of CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conf. on “Landslide Management: Present Scenario and Future Directions”.
  4. National Atlas on “Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh States using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques”. Published by NRSA, Dept. of Space, Hyderabad, 2001.
  5. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2000. Landslide hazard zonation and risk assessment. In: P.S. Roy et al. (eds.): Natural disasters and their mitigation: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Perspectives, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India.
  6. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1997. Landslide hazard zonation in Garhwal and Sikkim Himalaya – A case study. In: D.K. Agrawal (ed.): Perspectives of Mountain Risk Engineering in the Himalayan region, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Nainital, India.
  • Tech. Reports:
  1. “Evaluation of Rock Slope Parameters for Instability Assessment” Submitted to CBRI, Roorkee
  2. “Landslide Susceptibility Mapping & Geotechnical Studies for Risk Analysis along Guptkashi-Gaurikund Road, Uttaranchal” Submitted to Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  3. “Landslide hazard zonation mapping along Shillong-Silchar road” Submitted to IIRS, Dehradun
  4. “Development of Landslide Database” Submitted to CBRI, Roorkee
  5. “Feasibility study of geology and past seismicity for Manglad microhydel project, HP” Submitted to Bhoruka Power Corp Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
  6. “Identification of cronic slip zones in parts of Uttaranchal” Submitted to PWD, Uttaranchal
  7. “Landslide Hazard Zonation in parts of Sikkim” Submitted to Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  8. “Microzonation of slope instability in parts of Alaknanda Valley, Garhwal Himalaya” Submitted to Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  9. “Geological stability of tower locations along Baira-Siul-Pong and Chamera-Moga transmission lines” Submitted to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., New Delhi
  10. “Geological study for checking stability of rocks – Construction of 400KV Nathpa-Jhakri-Abdullapur and Nathpa-Jhakri-Nalagarh transmission lines” Submiited to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Chandigarh
  11. “Fire resistance of structures in pre and post fire investigations” Submitted to Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  12. “Map preparation for landslide hazard zonation in Rishikesh-Rudraprayag area, Garhwal Himalaya” Submitted to NRSA, Department of Space, Hyderabad
  13. “Landslide risk assessment in Darjeeling Himalaya using remote sensing & GIS” Submitted to Ministry of Environment & Forest, New Delhi
  14. “Ground water prospecting of parts of Himachal Pradesh” Submitted to National Remote Sensing Agency, Department of Space, Hyderabad.
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Raman Research FellowshipCSIR, IndiaCarrying out research on “Initiation and failure mechanism of rain-induced landslides” at Research Centre on Landslides, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan2010-2011
Professional Experience:
21 years of professional experience in areas of:

  • Landslide Database
  • Landslide Susceptibility Zonation and Risk Assessment in different parts of Himalayas.
  • Landslide modeling using finite element analysis
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications for landslide hazard studies
  • Engineering geological investigation, instrumentation and monitoring of site specific landslides
  • Assessment of cause of distress in ancient temples, heritage buildings and buildings on unstable hill slopes
  • Geological Investigations for fly ash and red mud pond sites
  • Engineering geological investigations for power transmission towers and TV tower foundations
  • Feasibility Assessment of micro-hydel power projects
  • Remote sensing, field data and GIS based ground water prospecting
Any other:
  • On-going Projects
  1. Evaluation of rock slope parameters for instability assessment (In-House R&D)
  2. Vulnerability assessment of buildings and structures due to natural disaster in hilly region (CSIR Network Project)
  3. Assessment and monitoring of distress and remedial measures for ancient temples in Uttarakhand (Sponsored)
  4. Investigation for distress at Rastrapati Niwas and rehabilitation measures, Shimla (Sponsored)
  5. Investigation, characterization and slope stability analysis of landslide on Chamoli-Joshimath road (Sponsored)
  6. Augmentation of Storage capacity of red mud pond at Renukut (Sponsored)
  7. Investigation and design of embakment for red mud storage at Renukut (Sponsored)
  • Current Research Interest
  1. Landslide Modeling
  2. Failure mechanism of rain-induced landslides through instrumentation and monitoring
  3. Site specific landslide risk assessment