+100%-

Dr. Krishna Chandra Rath


Dr. Krishna Chandra Rath
Name: Dr. Krishna Chandra Rath
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.A., M.Phil., M. Sc., Ph.D.
Phone No.:
E-mail ID: rath_kc@yahoo.co.in
Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar 03-08-2004 – present Associate Professor
Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar 03-11-1997 – 02-08-04 Lecturer
Utkal University 1996 Ph.D.
Department: Geography
Thesis Title:Land Management Practices and Conflicts in Planned Urban    Development (A Study on Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India)
Areas:
Advisor: Prof. J.K. Routray
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. May’1985 – May’1987 M.A.
Department: Geography
Thesis Title:
Areas: Specialization in Town and Country Planning, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India.
Advisor: Prof. J.K. Routray
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. July’1988 – May’1989 M.Phil.
Department: Geography
Thesis Title: Geographical Assessment of Economical Backwardness and Regional Development for Rural-Regional Planning (A Case Study of Hindol Subdivision, Orissa, India)
Areas:
Advisor: Prof. D.K. Singh
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand May’1991 – Dec’1992 M.Sc.
Department: Rural Regional Development Planning
Thesis Title: Integrated Rural Development Program through a Process of Decentralization: Case Study of Cuttack District Rural Development Agency in India.
Areas: Rural Regional Development Planning
Advisor: Prof. J.K. Routray
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India May’1983 – May’1985 Bachelor Arts
Department:
Hons:Geography
UGC December,1997 UGC-NET
Subject:
  • National Scholarship, Govt. of India during1985-87 for Post Graduate Study in Geography, Utkal University.
  • Recipient of the Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship and Research Grant in Human Settlement Planning in Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok for the Masters Program in Rural-Regional Development Program (From May’91 to Dec’92) of the HSD Division, AIT, Bangkok.
Course Name-Geography of India (GEOG1-CO4)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name-Quantitative and Statistical Techniques (GEOG1-CO5)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name-Environmental Geography (GEOG2-CO4)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name- Cartography (GEOG2-CO5)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name-Quantitative and Spatial Models (GEOG3-CO1)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name-Research Methodology (GEOG3-FE04)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name-Natural Hazards and Disaster Management (GEOG3-FE05)
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name- Rural Development Planning (Geog4 – CO3(A))
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:taught recitations, held office hours, graded exams
2021
Course Name-Urban and Regional Planning Practical (Geog4 – CO4 (A))
P.G. Department of Geography and Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
Duties:organized programming laboratory hours
2021
  1. Drought Management.[Hyperlink to the Published Paper]
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited talk at Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi,INDIA, December, 1996.
  1. Direct Trainer Skills. [Hyperlink to the Published Paper]
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited talk at Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Govt. of India and ISTM, INDIA, November 1996.
  1. Application of Remote Sensing in Town and Country Planning / Description. [Hyperlink to the Published Paper]
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited talk at the Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India, July-September 1999
  1. Population Studies/ Demography.
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited to talk at the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, June-July 2000.
  1. Geographical Information System
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited to talk at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, January, 2002.
  1. Decentralized Planning for Sectoral Officers
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited to talk at the National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, May, 2002.
  1. Geospatial Technology & its Applications
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited to talk at the SCDC, Odisha, Dept. of Geology, Utkal University and Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, May 2012.
  1. Geospatial Technologies
  • Distinguished Talk
  • Invited to talk at the SCDC, Odisha, Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University and Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, December 2013

 

PhD thesis

  • Krishna Chandra Rath, “Land Management Practices and Conflicts in Planned Urban Development (A Study on Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India)”. Prof. J.K. Routray, DRC Member and DRC Member, Utkal University, 1996.

Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • S. N. Tripathy, Dr. K. M. Sethy, Dr. G. K. Panda &Dr. K. C. Rath, “Resources and Development: A Geographical Perspective”, Subject Name, National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), P.G. Department of Geography, Utkal University, ISBN No. – NA -, 1998.
  • D.K. Singh,Dr. K.C. Rath “Land Transaction and Management Practices Within Informal Settlement: A Case Study of Bhubaneswar City in India”, Geography, Association of Marketing Geographers of India, ISBN No.NA, 2000.
  • K.C. Rath, Prof. J.K. Routray, N.N. Sahoo ¨ Urban Land Development And Informal Settlement Planning: A Study on Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India”, Geography, Name of the Publisher, ISBN No. 974-8256-66-9, 2000.
  • Sudarshan Panda,Dr.Kripasindhu Bhatt, Dr.ChittaRanjan Mishra, Dr. R. N. Samal,Dr. K. C. Rath,“The Atlas of Chilika”, Geography, Chilika Development Authority, Govt. of Odisha, ISBN No. 978-81-908928-1-0, 2008.
  • NiharRanjan Das, ManoranjanKar,Dr. K.C. Rath, “Women Representation in Local Self Government: A District wise Spatial Study of Odisha”, pp- 192-200, Geography, Abhijit Publications, ISBN-978-93-5074-001-9, 2012
  • K.C. Rath, “Landuse Dynamics and Natural Drainage”, Geography, Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi, ISBN-978-93-5074-261-7, 2016.
  • Dolagovinda Pradhan, Dr. K.C. Rath, Dr. P. Krishnan, Dr. Manas Ranjan Das &Dr.NiharRanjan Das, “Global Warming: Sea Level Rise & Community Adaptation Startegies”, Geography, SOA, India and KPU, Canada, ISBN-978-81-930417-2-7, 2016
  • K.C. Rath,Dr.MithunKarmakar, “Health Crisis and Care in Urban India”, Geography, Mittal Publishers, New Delhi, ISBN-81-8324-814-4, 2017
  • K.C. Rath, ManoranjanKar&Dr.NiharRanjan Das, “Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Crime Against Women in Districts of Odisha”, page-212-227, Adhyayan Publishers & Distributors, ISBN 978-81-8435-601-4, 2018

 

Journal Articles

  • Rath, K.C. and D.K. Singh, “Rural-Regionalisation Strategy for Micro-level Planning: A Case Study of Hindol Subdivision in Dhenkanal District (Orissa)”, Eastern Geographer, Eastern Geographical Society, ISSN-0973-7642, 1992
  • Rath, K.C. and J.K. Routray, Impacts of the Integrated Rural Development Program on the Rural Poor – A Case Study of Cuttack District in India, Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, Vol. IV, No. 1 & 2, pp. 118-145, Center on Integrated rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISSN- 1018-5291, 1994.
  • Rath, K.C. and J.K. Routray, Spatiotemporal Analysis of Integrated Rural Development Program at Block Level: A Case Study of Cuttack District in India Transactions of Institute of Indian Geographers, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp.119-132, Institute of Indian Geographers, ISSN- 0970-9851, 1995
  • Rath, K.C. and J.K. Routray, Growth, Development and Planning of Bhubaneswar: A City in Eastern India CITIES, Pergamon, Great Britain, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp-79-96, Elsevier, ISSN- 0264-2751, 1996
  • Rath, K.C. and J.K. Routray, Plot Acquisition for Self Build Housing in Bhubaneswar City, India: A Survey Study of the Problems of Plot Purchase and House Building in an Informal Housing Area, Land Use Policy, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 81-97, Pergamon, Elsevier, Great Britain, ISSN-0264- 8377, 1997
  • Rath, K.C. and N.R. Das, Impact of Urban Growth on Chandka Wildlife Sanctuary in North Western Urban Fringe of Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India, Eastern Geographer, January 2008, Vol.XIV, No-1, PP. 13-16, Eastern Geographical Society, ISSN-0973- 7642, 2008
  • Karmakar M. and K.C. Rath, Urban Poor and Physical Accessibility to Government Allopathic Dispensaries: A GIS Based Case Study of Bhubaneswar in Eastern India, International Journal of Geoinformatics, June 2011, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp-73-78, Association for Geoinformation Technology, ISSN- 1686-6576, 2011
  • Rath K.C. and S. Sahoo and N.R. Das, Landuse Dynamics along Natural Drainage Channels and Its Impacts: A case study in part of Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India, Eastern Geographer, January 2012, Vol-XVIII, No-1, pp-17-20, Eastern Geographical Society, ISSN-0973-7642, 2012
  • Rath K.C., and N.R. Das and A.K. Samal, Fluoride Endemicity Contrasts In Shallow And Deeper Aquifers: A case study of Bolagarh Block in Khurda District, Odisha, India, International Journal of Earth Science & Engineering, Vol 6, No 5 (1), pp. 1260-1265, Cafet-Innova Technical Society, ISSN- 0974-5904, 2013
  • Rath K.C., Vulnerability Analysis of Fluoride Endemicity in Ground Water: A Case Study of Bolagarh Block in Khurda District of Odisha, India Journal of Sustainable Planet, December 2015, Vol-06, No-04, pp. 58-65, Institute of Advance Technology and Environmental Studies (IATES), ISSN 0974-6714, 2015
  • Rath K.C., Living Environment of Urban Slum Dwellers: A Case Study in Bhubaneswar City, Eastern Geographer, January 2015, Vol-XXI, No-1, pp. 443-448, Eastern Geographical Society, ISSN-0973-7642, 2015
  • Rath K.C., Urban Health Care Planning Using Geographical Information System: A Case Study of Emergency Health Care Facilities in Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India, The Konkan Geographer, Oct-Nov 2016, Vol. 15, pp. 91-94, Konkan Geographers Association of India, ISSN-2277- 4858, 2016
  • Rath K.C., Measuring the Regional Variation in Odisha Using GIS: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis, Eastern Geographer, January 2016, Vol-XXII, No-1, pp.49-54, Eastern Geographical Society , ISSN-0973-7642, 2016
  • Adhikary, B., K.C. Rath & S. Bera, Measuring the Urban Liveability: A Geographical Analysis, Eastern Geographer, Vol XXIII, No. 1, 2017, pp.36-40, Eastern Geographical Society, ISSN 0973-7642, 2017
  • Adhikary, B., K.C. Rath & N. Das, Changing Trends of Logging Problems in Urban Area: A Case Study at Ghatal Municipality of West Bengal, Indian Cartographer, Vol 36, pp.378-386, Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA), ISSN 0927-8392, 2017
  • Majhi B., and K.C. Rath, Changing Trends of Temperature in Bhubaneswar: A City in Eastern India, International Journal of Geology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, January-April 2018, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 5 – 14, ISSN: 2277-2081
  • Adhikari B., K.C. Rath, Measuring the Disparities in Village Panchayat Performance: A Study in PurbaMedinipur District of West Bengal, International Journal of Development Studies, Vol X, Issue I, pp.36-43, BR Publications, New Delhi, ISSN 0975-5799, 2018
  • Adhikari B., K.C. Rath, Disparities in rural development: A study in PurbaMedinipur district of West Bengal, Eastern Geographer, Vol.XXIV, No.1, pp.67-74, Eastern Geographical Society, ISSN 0973-7642, 2018
  • Majhi B., and K.C. Rath, Climate Change Awareness and Perception amongst the Inhabitants of Bhubaneswar City, Odisha, India, International Journal of Applied Social Science, Vol.6 (3), 2019, pp. 613-618, Shiv ShikshyaSadanSamiti, ISSN:2394-1413, 2019

Refereed Conference Publications

  • Rath, K.C. and N.R.Das, “Environmental Risk Assessment Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study of Spatio-Temporal Growth of Weed in Chilika Lagoon Ecosystem, pp. 85-89” (Proceedings of National Seminar on Environmental Risk Analysis and Management, P.G Course in Environmental Science, Year 2002). 2002.
  • Rath, K.C., N.R.Das and MithunKarmakar, ¨ Prioritization of Districts for Better Mitigation Planning of Agricultural Drought Using Geographical Information System: A Case Study of Orissa in India” (Proceedings of the National Seminar on Mitigation of Environmental Hazards, P.G Course in Environmental Science). 2003.
  • Das, M.R., N.R.Das and MithunKarmakar and K.C. Rath, ¨ A GIS Based Approach for Qualitative Assessment of the Potential and Utilization of Ground Water Resources in Orissa for it Sustainable Management Planning” (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Advanced Modeling Techniques for Sustainable Management of Water Resources). 2004. ISBN-81-7764-586-2.
  • Rath, K.C., N.R.Das and MithunKarmakar, ¨ Remote Sensing and GIS Based Analysis of Water Logging Problem in Coastal Orissa: A Case Study of Puri District” (Proceedings of the National Seminar on Management of Coastal Ecosystem, P.G Course in Environmental). 2004.
  • Rath K.C. , and R.N. Samal, ¨ Geoinformatics and Its Utilities” (National Seminar on GIS in the Service of Mankind” Organized byAICTE, New Delhi and C.V. Raman). 2015.
  • K.C. Rath & N.R Das, ¨ Environmental Issues due to Developmental Activities in the Bank of River Kuakhai in Urban Fringe of Bhubaneswar” (Proceedings of National Seminar on Prevention of Surface Water Pollution: Policies & Programmes), 2008.
  • Chinmaya Malik,Dr. K.C. Rath,“Strong Preparedness and Effective Response Mechanism against the cyclones of 21st Century: A Case Study of Cyclone Risk Reduction Practices in Odisha, India” (IGS – International E- Conference on EARTH SCIENCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS).August05–07, 2021. Department of Geography, Osmania University, Hyderabad & The Indian Geographical Society, Chennai.

Refereed Workshop Publications:

Sl. No. Programme Duration Organized by
1 TOT on Drought Management 1 Week

December 1996

Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi

 

2 Direct Trainer Skills

 

1 Week

November 1996

 

Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Govt. of India and ISTM

 

3 Application of Remote Sensing in Town and Country Planning

 

12 Weeks

July-September 1999

 

Institute of Remote Sensing,

Dehradun and National Remote Sensing Agency, Govt. of India

 

4 Population Studies/ Demography

 

3 Weeks

June-July 2000

 

International Institute for

Population Sciences, Mumbai

 

5 Geographical Information System

 

2 Weeks

January 2002

 

Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

 

6 Decentralized Planning for Sectoral Officers

 

1 week

May 2002

 

National Institute of Rural

Development, Hyderabad

 

7 Urban and Industrial Solid Waste Management

 

2 Weeks

August 2002

 

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

 

8 Geospatial Technology & its Applications 3 Weeks

May 2012

SCDC, Odisha, Dept. of Geology, Utkal University and Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
9 Geospatial Technologies 3 Weeks

December 2013

SCDC, Odisha, Dept. of Zoology, Utkal University and Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

Area Chair of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2018.

Co-Chair of the Semantics Area for NAACL 2015.

Attendee of the 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2014.

Journal Reviewing: – .

Reviewer:

 

  • Census Survey of 20000 households in Slums of Bhubaneswar (PI/ Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, CYSD-Plan, 4.5 lakhs
  • Natural Resource Degradation and Environmental Impacts in Orissa Coastal Plain: A Micro-Regional Analysis of Bhitarkanika- Rajnagar Coastal Zone, (PI/Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, University GrantsCommission, New Delhi under MajorResearch Project scheme, 2.28 Lakhs
  • Digital Spatial and Nonspatial Database Creation for Bhubaneswar, (PI/Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), 2.0 lakhs
  • Facility Survey of Health Units of Orissa, (PI/Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, Sector Reform Cell, EC Assisted Project, H & FW Dept. Govt. of Orissa, 1.98 lakhs
  • Wise Use of the Natural Resources of Chilika Lagoon through the Stakeholder participation and documentation of emerging lessons, (PI/ Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, Chilika Development Authority, Govt. of Odisha, 1lakh
  • Expert services for GPS, Remote Sensing & GIS based mapping and analysis for Micro Planning based Malaria control in Orissa (PI/ Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, Geoenvitech R. C. S. Pvt. Ltd. 1.6 lakhs
  • Expert services for Digital Spatial database for GIS based Water Quality mapping for Blocks of Koraput District (PI/ Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, Geoenvitech R. C. S. Pvt. Ltd., 0.8 lakhs.
  1. A spatial study of fluoride contamination in drinking water from ground water sources to explore the factors responsible and to facilitate preventive management of the fluorosis problem in Bolagad block (PI/ Co-PI):Geogenic contamination of ground water due to concentration of Fluoride in excess of limits have been observed in many parts of the country. When excessive amount of fluoride is ingested for a long period, it leads to a dreaded, crippling and non-curable disease called “fluorosis”. So there is an urgent need for suitable management interventions. For this the vulnerability assessment of affected areas at microlevel is an important activity, which will ensure concentration of management strategies and resources at proper locations. In this context it is noteworthy that there are marked geochemical and hydrogeological contrasts between shallow and deeper aquifers. So the study carried out by author analyzed the fluoride endemicity of study area at village level with focus on contrasts between shallow and deeper aquifers. An integrated study of fluoride endemicity with geology revealed that the fluoride contamination is basically associated with granite gneiss. A comparative study of fluoride endemicity layers indicated that the deeper aquifers are more endemic than the shallow aquifers in the study area., Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 15.15 lakhs
  • Technical Services for Forest Cover mapping based on Remote Sensing for Talabira Coal Block (PI/ Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, CEMC Pvt. Ltd., 1.2 lakhs
  • Conducting Two Weeks Capacity Building Program on Research Proposal Development for Faculties of University/Colleges (PI/ Co-PI): Basic Description of the Project, ICSSR, New Delhi, 9.5 lakhs
  1. Ms Sharmistha Swain, PhDScholar, (Utkal University) –Natural Resource Degradation and Environmental Impacts in Orissa Coastal Plain: A Micro-Regional Analysis of Bhitarkanika-Rajnagar Coastal Zone”, 2007
    • Awarded Ph.D. at Utkal University
  2. Bidyut Kumar Patra, PhDScholar, (Utkal University) – “Seedling Growth, Regeneration and Age Structure of Two Dominant Tree Species VIS-À-VIS Conservation Perspectives of Chandaka Sanctuary.”, 2009
    • Awarded Ph.D. at Utkal University
  3. NiharRanjan Das, PhDScholar, (Utkal University) – “Development Dynamics and Environmental Issues of Rural-Urban fringe Area Bhubaneswar City”, 2011
    • Awarded Ph.D. at Utkal University
  4. MithunKarmakar, (Utkal University) – “Analysis and Evaluation of Accessibility of Health Care Services and Facilities: A Case Study of Bhubaneswar City in Eastern India”, 2012
    • Awarded Ph.D. at Utkal University
  5. Surendra Sahoo, (Utkal University) – “Dynamics of landuse pattern and its effect on Natural Drainage in an urban environment: A GPS, Remote Sensing and GIS based study of Bhubaneswar city in Eastern India”, 2014
  6. Saptaparna Mishra, (Utkal University) – “Labour Migration and Its-Impact on Women and Children: A Case Study in Nuapada District of Odisha”,
    • Currently Ph.D. student at DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, Utkal University
  7. ManoranjanKar, (Utkal University) – “Urbanization and Issues of Working Women: A Case Study of Bhubaneswar Urban Complex”,
    • Currently Ph.D. student at DEPARTMENT OF Women Studies, Utkal University
  8. Sarita Mohapatra, (SOA University) – “GIS Based Smart Solutions for Urban Traffic Issues in the Context of an Emerging Smart City- Bhubaneswar”,
    • Currently Ph.D. student at Department of Geography, Utkal University
  9. Priyanka Das, (Utkal University) – “Impact of Climate Change and Soil Quality Dynamics on the Mangrove Ecosystem of The Indian Sundarbans Using Geospatial Techniques”,
    • Currently Ph.D. student at Department of Geography, Utkal University
  10. Chinmaya Malik, (Utkal University) – “Community Response to Multi-Hazards in Coastal Odisha”,
    • Currently Ph.D. student at Department of Geography, Utkal University
  • Life Member of Eastern Geographical Society, Bhubaneswar, India since 1992
  • Life Member of National Association of Geographers India, New Delhi since 1989
  • Life Member of the Society for International Development, Rome, Italy since 1994
  • Member IGU Commission (Geography of Commercial Activity), 1994 & 95
  • Associate Member of Institute of Town Planners India, New Delhi since 1994
  • Life Member of Regional Science Association, Calcutta, India since 1994
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Derhadun. India since 1999
  • Life Member, Geology and Geography Section of the Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta, India since 1996
  • Life Member, Orissa Environmental Society, Bhubaneswar, India since 1998
  • Life Member, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, Mumbai, since February 2002
  • Life Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK