NameShantanu Sarkar
Date of Birth10.12.1962
E-mailshantanu_cbri@yahoo.co.in
Present DesignationSenior Principal Scientist & Group Leader
DivisionGeotechnical Engineering
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Geology (Hons.)Ranchi UniversityIndia1982
M.Sc.Applied GeologyUniversity of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee)India1985
M.Tech.Engineering GeologyIndian School of Mines, DhanbadIndia1987
Ph.D.Earth SciencesUniversity of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee)India1997

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationEngineering Geology & Geotechnical Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationLandslide Disaster Mitigation, Slope Stability Assessment, Remote Sensing & GIS

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

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Rome, ItalyInvited by 2nd World Landslide Forum to present paper3.10.20117.10.2011
Niigata University, Niigata, JapanTo deliver invited lecture in the International GIS Workshop and to present paper in the Interpraevent Int. Symp. On  “Disaster Mitigation of Debris Flows, Slope Failures and Landslides”25.09.200629.09.2006
Colombo, SrilankaTo deliver invited lecture at International Seminar on “Landslide Management”, organized by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok06.06.200512.06.2005
Kyoto University, JapanTo present a paper in the “International Conference on Mitigation, Monitoring and Prediction of Water Related Disasters”11.01.200516.01.2005
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, France and ItalyPost doctoral researchApr-98Oct-98
Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards) :
  1. Sharma, M., Samanta, M. and Sarkar, S., (paper accepted). A laboratory study on pullout capacity of helical soil nail in cohesionless soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
  2. Sarkar, S. and Samanta, M., (Paper accepted). Stability Analysis and Remedial Measures of a Landslip at Keifang, Mizoram – A Case Study. Journal of Geological Society of India.
  3. Pandit,  Sarkar. S., Samanta, M and Sharma, M. 2016. Stability analysis and design of slope reinforcement techniques for a Himalayan landslide. International Conference on Recent Advances in Rock Engineering, Bengaluru, India.
  4. Sarkar, S., Pain, A., Samanta, M. and Kanungo, D.P. 2015. Hill slope stability based on Generalized Hoek-Brown Criterion – A case study from Sikkim Himalaya. International conference on Engineering Geology in New Millennium, 27-29 October, 2015, New Delhi.
  5. Shrungeshwara T.S., Chiranjivee V.G., Maletha, A., Sarkar, S. and Jade, S. 2016. Landslide studies using Global Positioning System (GPS). 5th Int. Conference on Future Earth Perspectives in South Asia, 5-7 February, 2016.
  6. Sarkar, S., Kanungo,  D. P.,  Sharma, S. and Singh, D., 2013.Potential landslide zones along Pipalkoti-Joshimath road, Alaknanda valley. Indian Geotechnical Conference, 22-24 December, 2013.
  7. Kanungo, D.P., Pain, A., Sarkar, S., Sharma, S., Jain, S.K. and Ahmad, Z. 2012. Field investigation and finite element modelling of progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas. 4th International Conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flow, 29-31 May, 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  8. Pain, A., Kanungo, D.P. and Sarkar, S, 2014. Rock Slope Stability Assessment using Finite Element Modeling – Examples from the Indian Himalayas. Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, 9(3), pp. 215-230.
  9. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Sharma, Shaifaly, 2013. Landslide hazard assessment in the upper Alaknanda valley of Indian Himalayas. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2013.847501.
  10. Sarkar, S., 2013. Landslide risks heed the warning!” Science Reporter, Vol. 50, No.8. CSIR publication, August 2013, pp.20-27.
  11. Sarkar, S., Kanungo D.P., and Kumar, S., 2012. Rock mass classification and slope stability assessment of road cut slopes in Garhwal Himalaya. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. DOI 10.1007/s10706-012-9501-x.
  12. Kanungo, D.P., Sarkar, S., and Sharma Shaifaly., 2011. Combining neural network with fuzzy, certainty factor and likelihood ratio concepts for spatial prediction of landslides. Natural Hazards.DOI 10.1007/s11069-011-9847-z
  13. 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, No.1, pp.35-51.
  14. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P and Chauhan, P.K.S., 2011. Varunavat landslide disaster in Uttarkashi, Garhwal Himalaya, India. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrology, Vol. 44, pp. 17-22.
  15. Sarkar, S., Ghosh, A., Kanungo, D.P. and Ahmad, Z. 2011. Slope stability assessment and monitoring of a vulnerable site on Rishikesh-Uttarkashi highway, India. 2nd World Landslide Forum, 3-7 October, Rome.
  16. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Shaifaly, 2011. Landslide hazard assessment in upper reaches of Alaknanda valley. Proc. National Con. on Landslide Hazard-Consequences & Challenges, 10-12 Feb., 2011, Roorkee, India, pp.74-81.
  17. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Jain, S.K., Dalip Kumar and Ahmad, Z. Control measure design for Agrakhal unstable slope. Proc. National Con. on Landslide Hazard-Consequences & Challenges, 10-12 Feb., 2011, Roorkee, India, pp.148-157.
  18. Kanungo, D.P., Pandey, Y., Chauhan, P.K.S., Sarkar, S., Ahmad, Z., A., Sahu, O.P and Sandeep. Surface movement monitoring of Tangni landslide, Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. National Con. on Landslide Hazard-Consequences & Challenges, 10-12 Feb., 2011, Roorkee, India, pp.148-157.
  19. Chauhan, P.K.S., Pandey, Y., Kanungo, D.P., Sarkar, S., Dwivedi, A., Sandeep, and Sahu, O.P. Subsurface investigation of Tangni landslide, Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. National Con. on Landslide Hazard-Consequences & Challenges, 10-12 Feb., 2011, Roorkee, India, pp.115-121.
  20. Champatiray, P.K., Lakhera, R.C., Chatterjee, R.S., Srivastav, S.K., Sarkar, S., Kanungo D.P., Singh, M.S. and Bhusan, K. Landslide hazard zonation in Northeast India, Proc. National Con. on Landslide Hazard-Consequences & Challenges, 10-12 Feb., 2011, Roorkee, India, pp.16-29.Sarkar, S, and Kanungo, D.P., 2010. Landslide disaster on Berinag-  Munsiyari  Road, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand –  an evaluation. Current Science, Vol. 98, No.7.
  21. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Chauhan,P.K.S. and Ahmad,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.
  22. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S., Gupta, R.P., 2009.  A fuzzy set based approach for integration of thematic maps for landslide susceptibility zonation. Georisk, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 30-43.
  23. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. P., Jain, S.K., Kumar, D., Kalura, A. Singh, Sandeep Kumar., 2009. Slope instability and risk assessment of an unstable slope at Agrakhal, Uttarakhand. Indian Geotechnical Conference, 16-19 December ,Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  24. Kanungo, D.P. and Sarkar S. 2009. Multi-source land use and landf cover classification in a hilly terrain for landslide study. 2ndIndia Disaster management Congress, 4-6 Nov. 2009, New Delhi, India
  • Publications previous to 2009:
  1. Sarkar, S and Anbalagan, R. 2008. Landslide hazard zonation mapping and comparative analysis of hazard zonation maps, Journal of Mountain Science, Vol.5
  2. Gupta, R.P, Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., and Sarkar, S., 2008. Approaches for comparative evaluation of raster GIS based landslide susceptibility zonation maps, International Journal of Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol.10, pp. 330-341.
  3. Kanungo, D.P. Arora, M.K., Gupta, R.P. and Sarkar, S., 2008. Landslide risk assessment using concepts of danger pixels and fuzzy set theory in Darjeeling Himalayas, Landslides.
  4. Sarkar, S, Kanungo, D.P., Patra, A.K. and Kumar P., 2008. GIS Based Spatial Data Analysis for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping, Journal of Mountain Science, Vol. 85, No. 5, pp. 52–62.
  5. Biswas, A., Anbalagan, A. and Sarkar. S., 2007. GIS based evaluation of landslide hazard along Shivpuri-Vyasghat road section, Garhwal Himalaya, India, Jornal of Engineering Geology, Vol. XXXIV, Nos.1-4, pp.17-31.
  6. Kanungo, D.P. Arora, M.K., Sarkar, S. and 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.
  7. Sarkar, S.,  Kanungo, D.P and Patra, A.K., 2005.  Landslides in the Alaknanda Valley of Garhwal Himalaya, India. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrology, Vol. 39, pp. 79-42.
  8. Sarkar, S. and Gupta, P.K., 2005. Techniques for landslide hazard zonation – Application to Srinagar-Rudraprayag area, Garhwal Himalaya. Geological Society of India.
  9. 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.
  10. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2004. An integrated approach for Landslide Susceptibility Mapping using remote sensing and GIS Int. Jour. of  Photogrammetric Engg. & Remote Sensing, Vol.70, No.5 pp.617-625.
  11. Kanungo, D.P. and Sarkar, S., 2003. Landslides and terrain parameters in Darjeeling Himalaya. Jour. of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Vol.24. pp.55-62.
  12. 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.
  13. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2001. Landslide identification and mapping using remote sensing and GIS. Journal GIS@ development, vol.5, No.10.
  14. 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.
  15. Bhagat, N.C., Mehrotra, G.S. and Sarkar, S., 1995. Landslide hazards and their mitigation. Indian Construction, Jour. of Builders Association of India, Vol.28, No.10.
  16. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Mehrotra, G.S., 1995. Landslide hazard zonation : A case study in Garhwal Himalaya, India. Jour. of Mountain Research and Development, U.S.A,.Vol.15, No.4, pp. 301-309,
  17. 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
  18. Mehrotra, G. S., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1994. A geological appraisal of landslides in East Sikkim Himalaya. Jour. of Himalayan Geology, Vol.5 (1), pp. 35-43.
  19. Jade, S. and Sarkar, S., 1993. Statistical model for slope instability classifications. Engg. Geology, Vol. 36, pp.71-98.
  20. 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 Engg. Geology, Vol.XXII, Nos. 3&4, Calcutta.
  21. Jade, S. and Sarkar, S., 1993. A technical note on risk assesment of landslides Jour. of Ind. Soc. Engg. Geology, Vol.XXII, Nos. 3&4, Calcutta.
  22. Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P. and Ghosh, A., 2008. An engineering geological approach for slope instability assessment. Indian Geotechnical Conference 2008
  23. on “Advances in Geotechnical Engineering”, 17-19 Dec. 2008, Bangalore, India.
  24. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2008. Landslide hazard mapping – A few  techniques. CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conference on Landslide Management – Present Scenario and Future Directions, Feb.2008.
  25. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D. PJain, S.K., Kumar, D., Ahmad, Z., and Patra, A. 2008. Landslide investigation in Phata village on Rrudrapryag-Kedarnath road, Uttaranchal – A case study, 11-16 Aug. 6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Arlington VA 2008.
  26. 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.
  27. Kanungo, D. P., Sarkar, S., Arora, M. K., 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.
  28. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2006. Role of remote sensing and GIS in landslide susceptibility studies. First India Disaster Management Congress, New Delhi, 29-30 November, 2006.
  29. 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, New Delhi, 29-30 November, 2006.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Sarkar, S and Kanungo, D.P., 2005. Landslide hazard zonation in India: A review. International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation & Rehabilitation, eds. Chu, Phoon & Yong, World Scientific Publishing Company.
  34. Kanungo, D.P., Arora, M.K., Gupta, R.P. and Sarkar, S. 2005. GIS based Landslide Hazard Zonation using Neuro-Fuzzy Weighting.  Proceeding of the 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05), Dec. 20-22, Pune (India), pp. 1922-1937.
  35. 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.
  36. Sarkar, S, Kanungo, D.P. and Patra, A.K., 2004. Assessment of ground water potential in hilly terrains. ISRS  Annual Conf., Jaipur.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Mathur, V.K. and Sarkar, S., 2001. Recent trends in landslide hazard zonation and risk assessment : An overview. In: Landslide Disaster – Assessment and Monitoring, ed. R. Nagarajan, Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.
  42. Sarkar, S., Bonnard, Ch. and Noverraz, F., 2000. Risk assessment of potential landslide dams in the valleys of La Veveyese and Veveyse de Fegire, Switzerland . 8th Int. Symp. on Landslides, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
  43. 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).
  44. Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2000. Landslide hazard zonation and risk assessment. In: Natural disasters and their mitigation : Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Perspectives, ed. P.S. Roy et al., Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.
  45. 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.
  46. Iyengar, R.N. and  Sarkar, S., 1997. A statistical approach to study landslides. Proc.  of CBRI Golden Jubilee Year Conf. on Natural Hazards in the Urban Habitat, New Delhi, November
  47. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 1997. Landslide hazard zonation in Garhwal and Sikkim Himalaya – A case study. In: Perspectives of Mountain Risk Engineering in the Himalayan region, ed. D.K. Agrawal., Gyanodaya Prakashan, Nainital.
  48. Bhagat, N.C., Mehrotra, G.S. and Sarkar, S., 1996. Problems of landslide hazards in Garhwal Himalayas and its mitigation by. Proc. of 7th Int. Symp. on Landslides, Trondheim, Norway, In : Landslide Glissements de terrain : Kaare Senneset (edited), Balkema, Rotterdam.
  49. Srivastava, R, Sarkar, S. and Mehrotra, G.S., 1995. Slope stability analysis for non-circular failure : A case study. Proc. Ind. Geotech. Conf. (IGC-95), Bangalore.
  50. 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.
  51. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S. and Saxena, P., 1993. Lineaments and terrain evaluation studies in a part of Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. of Nat. Symp. on remote sensing application for resource management, Guwahati.
  52. Mehrotra, G.S., Gupta, A. and  Sarkar, S., 1992. Landslide and upliftment of river bed in Tal Valley, Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. of 6thAustralia-Newzealand Conf. On Geomechanics, Chrischurch, Newzealand.
  53. Mehrotra, G.S., Sarkar, S. and Dharmaraju, R., 1992. Landslide hazard zonation of Rishikesh-Tehri area, Garhwal Himalaya, India. Proc. of 6th Int. symp. on Landslides, Chrischurch, Newzealand.
  54. Mehrotra, G.S., Bhagat, N.C. and Sarkar, S., 1991. Landslide hazards in Garhwal Himalaya, Mussorie slide – A case study. Proc. of South Asian Regional Conf. On Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, AIT, Bangkok.
  • Tech. Reports:
  1. “Evaluation of rock slope parameters for instability assessment” Submitted to CBRI, Roorkee.
  2. “Landslide hazard zonation mapping along Shillong-Silchar road” Submitted to IIRS, Dehradun
  3. “Development of Landslide Database” Submitted to CBRI, Roorkee
  4. “Landslide susceptibility mapping and geotechnical studies for risk analysis along Guptakashi-Gaurikund road” Submitted to Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi
  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
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
  1. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2011. Proceedings of National Conference on “Landslide Hazard – Consequences & Challenges”, CSIR-Central Building Reseach Institute, Roorkee.
  2. Atlas on “Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping along Shillonrg-Silchar-Aizawl Highway Corridor in Northeastern region of India”. Published by IIRS, Department of Space, Dehradun, 2008.
  3. Ghosh, A., Sarkar, S. and Kanungo, D.P., 2008. Proceedings of CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conference on “Landslide Management – Present Scenario & Future Directions”.
  4. Atlas on “Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh States using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques”. Published by NRSA, Department 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.): Prespectives of Mountain Risk Engineering in the Himalayan region, Gyanodaya Prakashan, Nainital, India.
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: “A pullout device for soil nails and anchors” – M. Samanta, M. Sharma, S. Sarkar & A. Dwivedi (Patent filed)
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

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

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
National Geoscience Award 2011Ministry of Mines, Govt. of IndiaDisaster Management2013
BOYSCAST FellowDepartment of Science and Technology, New DelhiPost doctoral research work at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland1998
IGS Smt. Indira Joshi Annual prizeIndian Geotechnical SocietyBest paper in IGS International Conference, 19911991
Professional Experience:
26 years of professional experience in areas of:

  1. Landslide disaster mitigation involving hazard & risk assessment, slope stability analysis, instrumentation & monitoring and control measures
  2. Landslide investigations in different parts of Himalaya
  3. Landslide database
  4. Landslide hazard assessment and susceptibility mapping
  5. Slope stability assessment
  6. Application of remote sensing & GIS in landslide disaster mitigation
  7. Engineering geological investigation of fly ash and red mud pond
  8. Engineering geological investigation for TV and power transmission towers in hilly terrains
  9. Assessment & monitoring of distress and remedial measures for heritage buildings and ancient temples in hilly terrains
  10. Remote sensing and GIS based ground water prospecting
Any other:
  • Supervised one Ph.D. and seven M.Tech thesis
  • External examiner of Ph.D. and M.E./M.Tech dissertation of IIT Roorkee, IIRS Dehradun, HNB Garhwal University
  • Reviewer of reputed international and national journals
  • Delivered series of lectures at various organizations, namely, CSMRS, New Delhi; IIRS, Dehradun; Academy of administration, Nainital; IIT, Roorkee and various training programmes at CBRI
  • Organising Secretary of CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conference on “Landslide Management – Present Scenario & Future Directions” 10-12 February 2008 and  National Conference on “Landslide Hazard – Consequences & Challenges” 10-12 February 2011 at CSIR-CBRI Roorkee.