Department of Geography and Applied Geography

Mr. Arindam Basak

Mr. Arindam Basak

M. Phil

Assistant Professor

Members of Learned Societies: The Geographical Society of India, Kolkata, The Deccan Geographers, Pune.

Contact Addresses:

Contact No. +91- 9836549171
Mailing Address Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.


Subject Specialization: Urban Geography, Regional Planning & Development, GIS

Areas of Research Interest: Regional Planning and Development, Urban Geography and GIS.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: Nil      (b) Ongoing: Nil.

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing: Nil .

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 05     ( b) Books Chapters : 01           (c) Book Edited: 04

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Selective List of Publications:

            Book Chapters:
  1. 2012: Urbanization, Regionalization and Urban Characteristics in India (1981-2001), LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-659-21652-7

    Journals :

  2. 2012: A Review of India’s Progress with respect to Millennium Development Goals, Geographical Thoughts. Vol. 10 (1), pp. 81-89.
  3. 2012: Analyzing Work Participation Rate and Number of Non-Workers across Size-Class-Categories of Urban Centers in India, Journal of Geo-Environment Observer, Vol. 1 (1), pp. 34 – 42. 
  4. 2011: Various Measures of Inequality: A Reappraisal. Geographical Thoughts. Vol. 9 (1), pp. 71 – 77.
  5. 2010: Trends of Literacy Rate and Sex-Ratio in India: An Urban Regional Accounting, Geographical Thoughts. Vol. 8(1), pp. 35-43.
  6. 2009: Unbalanced Urbanization: The Case of India. Geographical Review of India. Vol. 71(2), pp. 162-169.

    Edited Books/Monograph:

  7. 2015: Application of GIS in Various Fields of Planning, in Applications of Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development, Dr. D. K. Mandal (Ed) University of North Bengal, 2012, ISBN 978-81-921692-2-4
  8. 2014: Urbanization and Urban Problems in Darjeeling Municipality. In Chhering Tandup (Ed.) Change in Cryosphere its Impact on Ecosystem Services and Rural Livelihoods: Understanding Local Adaptation in the Himalayan Region. Excel India Publishers.     
  9. 2011: Examining the Role of Communities in Natural Disaster Management. In Subir Sarkar (Ed.) Disaster: Perception and Mitigation. University of North Bengal.
  10. 2010: Human Perception of Landslide Hazards: Some Excerpts from Tindharia and Kalijhora. In Subir Sarkar (Ed.) Geo-Hazards in Sub-Himalayan North Bengal. University of North Bengal.