Faculty Member


Malay Mukhopadhyay


Areas of Specialisation
Regional Planning - Tribal Development Planning

Applied Hydrology - Flood Management

Date of Birth 7th August, 1956
Year Degree College/University
1975 B.A. Vidyasagar College/Calcutta University
1977 M.A Calcutta University
1986 Ph.D Calcutta University
Research Projects, Papers and Books
Monitoring of Water Quality of three Rivers of West Bengal, namely Mayurakshi, Ajoy & Jalangi - Deptt. of      Environment, Govt. of N. Bengal 2000-2001, 2001-2002.
Rural Development through active participation - 3 Santal villages of Illambazar Block - Deptt. of Environment,      Govt. of N. Bengal.

As a Principal investigator conducted the project on "Water Monitoring of three rivers of Bengal and Jharkhand namely Ajay, Mayurakshi and Jalangi" covering 14 selected stations on sixteen physico chemical pollution determining parameters, sponsored by Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal (2000 - 2001, 2001 - 2002)

Teaching Experience
14 years in Visva-Bharati
2 years in West Bengal Education Service, Govt. College, Govt. of West Bengal
Other Academic Distinctions
Published an Undergraduate & Post Graduate Level Book - River Geography, 1993, I.P.P., Kolkata
Published Thesis on 'Resource Planning & its impact on Rural Development', 1991, Allahabad Vohra Publishers
Published a story book on Geography. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 1999
4 Scholar have already been awarded Ph.D. Degree

Carrying Research work in the field of anthropogeography on "impact of developmental strategies on the      aboringinal tribal community of Andaman and Nicobar Islands", during field work the days were spent by the      researcher with the tribal communities at a gap of ten years.
Completed Environmental Odyssey programme along three rivers of Eastern India, from source to mouth to make a      study on changing behaviour of the river morphology in the present environmental context and the human      perception on river truth.
As an expert engaged in the scheme on 'Rooftop rain water harvesting' at Visva-Bharati, sponsored by Central      Ground Water Board, Govt. of India.
Presently engaged in river flood management policy programmes with the NGOs of Eastern India.