Department of Geography and Applied Geography

Dr. Sushma Rohatgi

Dr. Sushma Rohatgi



Members of Learned Societies: The Geographical Society of India (GSI), Kolkata; Institute of Landscape Ecology and Ekistics (ILEE), Kolkata; Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) Dehra Dun; Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA) , Hyderabad; Association of North Bengal Geographers (ANBG), Siliguri; Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata; Regional Science Association, Kolkata; The Deccan Geographer, Pune.

Contact Addresses:

Contact No. +91- 9832465253
Mailing Address Department of Geography and Applied Geography, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail rohatgisushma@gmail.com

Subject Specialization: Cartography, Population Geography, Remote Sensing & GIS

Areas of Research Interest: Cartography, Remote Sensing & GIS, Population Geography, Gender Studies, Environmental Management.


No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 06      (b) Ongoing: 06.

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 24       (b) Ongoing: Nil .

No. of Publications:        17

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Selective List of Publications:

  1. Demographic Profile of West Bengal - Dr. Sushma Rohatgi, Science Vision, 2000.

    Paper in Edited Book:

  2. Landslide and its impact on Human Society Using GIS (co-author – Pranay Pradhan) Edited book - Applications of RS & GIS in Resource Management, Edited by D. K. Mandal, North Bengal University, 2012.
  3. Impact of Slums on Water Quality : A case Study of Siliguri Slums Using RS & GIS Applications (co-author – Yasir Ahmad) Edited  book - Applications of RS & GIS in Resource Management, Edited by D. K. Mandal,  North Bengal University, 2012.
  4. ”CAT Plan for catchment Area of Teesta Low Dam Project, Stage-III: Scope of RS And GIS” Proceedings of the National Seminar on Challenging Areas in Earth Science Research Towards Empowering the Society (Sponsored by Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI, New Delhi, Editors Dr. Ajai, SAC, ISRO, Ahemedabad & Dr. Devesh Walia, NEHU, 2013.
  5. Extraction of Linear Cultural features from Digital Satellite Data using Filtering Method (co-author – Mahua Bose), Edited Book, Application of Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development, Edited by D. K. Mandal, North Bengal University, 2015, 354-362.


  6. Watershed management – An Approach to Disaster Management: A case study of Darjeeling District in the edited book “Geo-Hazards in the Sub-Himalayan North Bengal” Monograph SAP-DRS-1, published by the Registrar, North Bengal University, 2010.
  7. ”Paradigm Shifts in Management of Disasters in India: A Review of Five Year Plans Approach Towards Disaster Management “in the edited book “Disaster: Perception and Mitigation” Monograph SAP-DRS-1, published by the Registrar, North Bengal University, 2011.
  8. A Study of Flood Hazard in Lower Gish Basin” (co-author Jayashree Dey) in the edited book “Mapping  Hazards & Disasters” – Monograph SAP DRS-1, published by the Registrar, North Bengal University, 2012.
  9. Impact of Flood & its Mitigation Planning Using Application of RS & GIS Techniques: A case Study of Flood of 2012 in Mahananda Basin, West Bengal (Co author Samarpita Saha) in the edited book “Living With Hazards” Monograph  SAP-DRS-1, published by the Registrar, North Bengal University, 2014.


  10. Spatio Temporal aspects of growth of population in West Bengal 1901-1981; in Research Bulletin, Calcutta, No. 1, 1981.
  11. Regional differences in Population Resource in West Bengal and its planning; in Seminar papers on Applied Geography in the Perspective of Planning the Environment, Urbanscape and Regional Population, Department of Geography & Applied Geography, North Bengal University, November, 1984.
  12. Impact of Economic Development on Social Environment of West Bengal; in Geographical Review of India, Golden Jubilee Issue, Vol. I, 1985.
  13.  D.I.P.: A technique in Remote Sensing; Geographical Thoughts, North Bengal University, 1991.
  14. Some Aspects of Quantification in Geography-Growth, Problems and Prospects; in Geographical Thought, North Bengal University, September, 1997.
  15. Forests in West Bengal; in Geographical Thoughts, Special Issue on West Bengal, Vol. I, North Bengal University, 2000.
  16. .Prioritisation & Management of Rilli Khola Catchment Region of Darjiling district of West Bengal; in Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies, Kolkata, Vol. 27, No. 1, June, 2004.
  17. Delineation & Classification  of Wastelands based on satellite Imagery: A case Study of Darjeeling Himalayas; in Geographical Review of India ,Vol. 67, No. 4, Dec., 2005
  18. Catchment Area Treatment Plan of Catchment area of TLDP Stage – IV of Darjeeling District of West Bengal in Geographical Thoughts, Vol. VI, 2007-2008.
  19. Identification of Educationally Backward Blocks of North Bengal through Multivariate Regression Analysis (co-author Piyali Ghosh) in Geographical Thoughts, Vol. VII, 2008-2009.
  20. Identification of Economically Backward  Wards of English Bazar  (Co-author Piyali Ghosh) in Geographical Thoughts, Vol. IX, 2011-2012.
  21. .Level of Literacy among the GPU’s of Yuksam Development Block, West District, Sikkim  (Co-author) Tara Sharma in Geographical Thoughts, Vol. IX, 2011-2012.
  22. Gender Gap & its implication in India, Womens’ Studies, Vol. III, 2012.
  23. Status & trend of Human Development in India :A Critical Review- Geographical Thoughts, Vol. X, 2012-13.
  24. Paradigm Shifts from Women’s Well Being to Women’s Empowerment in India A Review of Five Year Plans Approach, Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. IV, No. 1, 2013, ISSN 2320-3625
  25. Changing Status of Women in India: Issues & Challenges - Seminar Women’Studies-2013.
  26. Reviewing Rights’ Realisation: SERF Index & its efficacy - Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. V, No. 1, 2014, ISSN 2320-3625