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Soma Sarkar

Dr. Soma Sarkar

Assistant Professor

E-mail: ssarkar[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor , School of Global Affairs


  • PhD, University of Delhi
  • B.Ed (Geography & Economics), University of Calcutta
  • MSc. & BSc. (Geography), University of Calcutta

Past Experience

  • Asst. Professor (Ad-hoc) at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi (July 2017 – August 2023).
  • Asst. Professor (Ad-hoc) at Miranda House, University of Delhi (January-May 2017).
  • Asst. Professor (Ad-hoc) at Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi (August –September 2016).
  • Guest lecturer at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi (January- April 2016).
  • Worked as Senior Research Fellow (January – December 2015) and Geospatial Consultant (January – June 2016) under DST Climate Change Programme (CCP) project at National Institute of Malaria Research, ICMR, Delhi.

My Zone / Area of Expertise

  • A Geographer by training specialized in Regional Planning and Remote Sensing & GIS. My research interest is in Urban Environment, Public Health and Disaster Management


  • UGC NET-JRF (Geography), 2009
  • Awarded ‘an asset of the institution’ among the B. Ed students of the session 2007-08, at Institution of Education for Women, Hastings House, Kolkata-27


Journal Articles

  • Sarkar, S., (2022). Drought and flood dynamics of Godavari basin, India: A geospatial perspective. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 15, 722.
  • Sarkar, S., (2021). Rapid assessment of cyclone damage using NPP-VIIRS DNB and ancillary data. Natural Hazards, 106, 579–593.
  • Parihar, S. M., Sarkar, S., (2020). Geovisualization of East Kolkata Wetland: A Spatial Resource Infographic. International Journal of Latest Engineering and Management Research, 5(10), 44-58.
  • Sarkar, S., Singh, P., Lingala, M. A. L., Verma, P., & Dhiman, R. C., (2019). Malaria risk map for India based on climate, ecology and geographical modeling. Geospatial Health, 14, 767.
  • Sarkar, S., Gangare, V., Singh, P., & Dhiman, R. C., (2019). Shift in Potential Malaria Transmission Areas in India, Using the Fuzzy-Based Climate Suitability Malaria Transmission (FCSMT) Model under Changing Climatic Conditions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16, 3474.
  • Dhiman, R.C., & Sarkar, S., (2017). El Niño Southern Oscillation as an early warning tool for malaria outbreaks in India. Malaria Journal, 16:122, 1-7.
  • Parihar, S. M., Sarkar, S., (2017). Evolving Fuzzy Inference-Based Decision Support Methodology for Risk Mapping of Wastewater-Fed Aquaculture System. Paper Published in Proceedings. Space Applications: Touching Human Lives, ACRS, 2017. Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS)
  • Verma, P., Sarkar, S., Singh, P., & Dhiman, R. C., (2017). Devising a method towards development of early warning tool for detection of malaria outbreak. IJMR, 146 (5), 612-621.
  • Singh, P., Lingala, M. A. L., Sarkar, S., & Dhiman, R. C., (2017). Mapping of Malaria Vectors at District Level in India: Changing Scenario and Identified Gaps. Vector-Borne And Zoonotic Diseases, 17 (2), 91-98.
  • Parihar, S. M., Sarkar, S., & Parihar, P. K., (2017) Geospatial Suitability Mapping of Climate-based Disease Transmission using Fuzzy Logic for Central India. J. Geographical Studies, 1(1), 37-45.
  • Sarkar, S., Parihar, S. M., & Dutta, A., (2016). Fuzzy risk assessment modeling of East Kolkata Wetland Area: A remote sensing and GIS based approach. Environmental Modelling and Software, 75, 105-118.
  • Sarkar, S., & Parihar, S. M., (2014). Mapping of cropping pattern of East Kolkata Wetland Area using multi-temporal satellite data. Journal of Geomatics, 8 (1), 90-95.
  • Parihar, S. M., Sarkar, S., Dutta, A., Sharma, S., & Dutta, T.,(2013). Characterizing wetland dynamics: a post-classification change detection analysis of the East Kolkata Wetlands using open source satellite data. Geocarto International, 28 (3), 273-287.
  • Dutta, A., Kumar, A., & Sarkar, S., (2010). Some Issues in Contextual Fuzzy cMeans Classification of Remotely Sensed Data for Land Cover Mapping. Journal of ISRS, 38, 109-118.
  • Dutta, A., Kumar, A., & Sarkar, S., (2010). The Suitable Sampling Techniques in Contextual Fuzzy c-Means Classification of Remotely Sensed Data for Land Cover Mapping. Geocarto International, 25 (5), 369–378

Book Chapter

  • Parihar, S. M., Parihar, P. K., Sarkar, S., & Sharma, S., (2013). Conceptualising Space and Indigenous Knowledge: Articulation and Consideration for Natural Resource Management in Himalaya, In G N Devy, G. Davis and K. K. Chakravarty (Eds.), Knowing Differently: The challenge of the Indigenous (pp. 198-224). India: Routledge. (ISBN: 978-0-415-71056-5)

Online Content /Lessons

Delivered lessons in MHRD UGC-EPG Pathshala online programme, October 2017.

Program 03: Resource Geography, Modules: (

  • M-08: Land Resource: Distribution, Livelihood & Scarcity Concerns
  • M-09: Land & Soil Resource (2): Distribution, Livelihood & Scarcity Concerns
  • M-10: Surface and Ground Water: Distribution, Livelihood & Scarcity Concerns
  • M-12: Forest Resource: Distribution, Livelihood & Scarcity Concerns
  • M-13: Energy Resources (1): Distribution, Livelihood & Scarcity Concerns
  • M-14: Energy Resources (2): Distribution, Livelihood & Scarcity Concerns
  • M-15: Marine resources (2): Distribution, Livelihood & Security Concerns


Seminar / Conferences

International/National Conference

  • “GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Assessment of Water Resource Situation in the Godavari Basin”, IGU India International Conference (Virtual), 2020 on ‘Global to Local Sustainability and Future Earth’, organized by MLSU, Udaipur, India, 18-20 Dec 2020.
  • “Appraisal of dry and wet regions for drought proofing Godavari Basin”, National Seminar on Climate Change and Pathways to Self-Reliant India: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. 15-16 March 2021.
  • “Impact of Climate Change on Godavari basin: concerns and solutions”, National Seminar on Spatial Dimensions of Environmental Problems and Natural Resource Law, University of Delhi, 03-04 September, 2019.
  • “Protecting Wetlands for Livable Cityscapes”, International Conference on Livable Cities: Transforming Sustainability and its Challenges, University of Delhi, 05-07 February, 2018.
  • “Evolving fuzzy inference-based decision support methodology for risk mapping of wastewater-fed aquaculture system”, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives, 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, 23-27 October, 2017.
  • “Wetland risk mapping by Fuzzy Inference System: A case of wastewater-fed aquaculture system” , Landuse Change, Climate Extremes and Disaster Risk Reduction, 9th international Geographic Union Conference (IGU), 18-20 March, 2016.

Invited Talk/Lecture

  • Inviter Speaker at National Webinar on "Contextualization of Upcoming Challenges from our Go-environmental Arena-Special Focus thrown on Information-based Technology and Associated Job-prospects'', PG Chandannagar Govt. College, West Bengal, 19 Dec 2021.
  • Invited Speaker on “Satellite Imagery-Based Mapping of East Kolkata Wetland Area: Challenges and Solutions”, World Wetland Day celebration, February 2021. ISRS, Kolkata Chapter.
  • Resource Person at FDP "Geography, Geographers and Geospatial Technologies", Ramanuman College, DU, 6th December 2021.
  • Invited lecture on “Application of Remote Sensing & GIS” National workshop on ‘Climate Change and Vector Borne Diseases’, ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Delhi. (25-29 March, 2019)
  • Resource Person for hands-on training on Image processing and GIS techniques, National workshop on ‘Climate Change and Vector Borne Diseases’, ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Delhi. (25-29 March, 2019.)