पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology 
deemed-to-be-university under MHRD, Govt.of India
Nirjuli - 791109, Arunachal Pradesh
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Associate Professor

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling; Snow and Glacier Hydrology; Application of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System in Water Resources; Operation and Management of Reservoir-based Canal Irrigation Projects

E-mail: aditibhadra[AT]yahoo(dot)co(dot)in/ ab [AT] nerist(dot)ac(dot)in
Phone (EPABX/Office): +91 (0)360 2257401-08 Extns. 6209 (O), 6587 (R)



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  • PhDs Supervised
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From To Designation Organisation
28/08/2006 04/01/2015 Assistant Professor NERIST
05/01/2015 Continuing Associate Professor NERIST
Award Institute Year
Indo-US Research Fellowship Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), DST 2012
MHRD GATE Scholarship for M.Tech. (All India Rank 14) IIT Kharagpur/ MHRD 2001
Degree Subject University Year
B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB 2000
M.Tech. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering      IIT Kharagpur 2003
Ph.D. Hydrological Modelling IIT Kharagpur 2007
From To Designation Organisation
02/04/2007 01/04/2010 Lab-in-Charge, SWCE Lab, Agricultural Engineering Dept. NERIST
08/08/2007  08/08/2008 Project Officer, NSS NERIST
06/09/2010 28/07/2014 Warden, Girls’ Hostel NERIST
28/04/2014 Continuing Chair Person, NERIST KG School Management Committee NERIST
28/07/2014 20/07/2015 Addl. Chief Warden (Girls) NERIST
05/09/2014 Continuing Lab-in-Charge, Seminar Room, Agricultural Engineering Dept. NERIST
Topic Funding Agency Year
Impact of Climate Change on Snowmelt Runoff Contribution to Eastern Himalayan Nuranang River DST, New Delhi September 2010 – March 2014 (Completed)
Vulnerability of North-East India to Climate Change for Hydrological Extremes of Floods and Droughts MoWR, New Delhi April 2012 – March 2017 (In progress)
Development of Hydrological Module for Snowmelt Runoff in the Himalayan Region SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad December 2013 – March 2017 (In progress)
Measurement to Management (M2M): Improved Water Use Efficiency and Agricultural Productivity through Experimental Sensor Network Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA) October 2015 – October 2017 (In progress)
  1. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  2. Associate Member, Institute of Engineers (India)
  3. Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
  4. Life Member, Indian Assoc. of Soil and Water Conservationists (IASWC)
  5. Life Member, Soil Conservation Society of India (SCSI)
Title Course Code Module Semester
Agricultural Surveying AE-3201 Diploma II
Fluid Mechanics AE-3203 Diploma II
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering AE-4105 Diploma I
Soil Mechanics/ Mechanics of Granular Materials AE-4103/4301 Diploma/Bridge I
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – I AE-4203 Diploma II
Building Materials and Construction AE-4204 Diploma II
Water Well and Pump Engineering AE-5102 Degree I
Hydrology and Watershed Management AE-5204 Degree II
Command Area Development AE-6001 Degree I
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering – II AE-6202 Degree II
Remote Sensing for Land and Water Management AE-6103 Degree I
Design of Soil Conservation Structures AE-6008 Degree I
Computer Application in Agriculture AE-7001 MTech I
Instrumentation and Research Technique AE-7203 MTech II
Application of RS & GIS in Soil and Water Engg. AE-7031 MTech I
Design of Drainage Systems AE-7232 MTech II
Advanced Soil Conservation Structures AE-7231 MTech II
Title of Project Names of Students
(Diploma) Estimation of Optimum Number of Raingauges for Arunachal Pradesh Pooja Mishra, L. Hangshing
(Diploma) Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration over Arunachal Pradesh Debyani Roy, Grace N.
(Diploma) Vulnerability Assessment of Arunachal Pradesh to Floods N. Monica, V. Victoria Z., VL Puii
(Diploma) Temperature lapse rate study in Arunachal Himalaya M. Maza, N. Hangsing, M. Zimik Vashai
(Diploma) Assessment of Vulnerability to Floods using Unequal Weights R. Debbarma, C. Yamukam
(Diploma) Intra-annual variation in mean areal precipitation of Arunachal Pradesh using Thiessen Polygon Method V. Khatso, N. K. Mondal, T. Matthew and K. Michelle
(Diploma)  Altitudinal variations in soil physic-chemical properties at high altitude Arunachal Himalayan watershed Lijum Nirin, Tarak Golom, Nyigam Bole
(Degree) Estimation of Runoff from Jadukata Basin using an Integrated Reservoir-based Canal Irrigation Model (IRCIM) Sandeep Sarkar
(Degree) Rainfall Runoff Modelling of Dikrong Basin using AVSWAT Pooja Singh
(Degree) Flood Hazard Mapping in Dikrong Basin Daita Kar, S. Chowdhury
(Degree) ANN Modelling of Runoff and Sediment Erosion from a Snow Covered Catchment Tushar Kumar, Sourav Roy, S. Chakraborty
(Degree) Glacier monitoring and snow cover mapping over Tawang river basin Lenin Tayeng, Rabi S. Mog
(Degree) Spatial interpolation of reference evapotranspiration over India Sajal Sarkar, Areor G. Marak
(Degree) Snow accumulation and depletion patterns of an Eastern Himalayan basin using MODIS N. Monica, V. Victoria Z.
(Degree) Evaluation of MODIS daily snow albedo for Nuranang river basin Avinash Kumar, Sneha Tripathy
(Degree) Temporal variation of snow line elevation in Mago basin Santosh Kumar, K. Kisku
(MTech) Effect of changing climate on depletion curve of a snow covered catchment Tobom Rukbo
(MTech) Spatial & Temporal Variation of Snow Albedo in Glaciated Mago Basin Ngahorza Chiphang
(MTech) Effect of warmer climate on snow cover area depletion in Mago basin of Eastern Himalayan region Pooja Mishra
(MTech) Mapping of Snow Water Equivalent map for an Eastern Himalayan Catchment Grace N.
(MTech) Generation of  NDVI signature plots for major vegetation covers of Arunachal Pradesh from MODIS NDVI product Liza Kiba
(MTech) Future Changes in Temperature using Statistical Downscaling Model (SDSM) for an Eastern Himalayan Catchment V. Victoria Z.
Topic Scholar Name Status of PhD Registration Year
Assessment of Snowmelt Runoff in the Eastern Himalayan Region under Climate Change Scenarios Ksh. T. Senzeba Awarded 2010
GIS-based Trend Analysis of Meteorological Parameters in North-East India Chitrasen L. Submitted 2009
Quantitative Assessment of Vulnerability to Floods for Changing Climate in North East India Sanayanbi Hodam In progress 2013
Development of a Spatially Distributed Snowmelt Runoff Model and its Application in Eastern Himalayan River Basin under Projected Climatic Scenarios Shelina Rajkumari In progress 2013
Spatially Distributed Hydro-Ecological Modelling on a Representative Watershed in Eastern Himalayan Region Pooja Mishra In progress 2014
Spatially Distributed Hydrological Modelling using SWAT Model  and Geo-Informatics on a Glaciated River Basin of Arunachal Pradesh under Climate Change Scenarios N. Chiphang In progress 2015
Course Name Sponsored By Date
Flood Disaster Management National Institute of Hydrology March 17, 2008 - March 18, 2008
Hydroinformatics for surface and subsurface water resources AICTE June 09, 2008 - June 13, 2008
Innovative food processing technologies for food security AICTE March 16, 2009 - March 20, 2009
Behavioural competency development: Psychological aspects AICTE March 23, 2009 - March 27, 2009
Soft Computing in Engineering Applications AICTE January 25, 2010 - February 05, 2010
Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 ESRI India June 29, 2010 - July 01, 2010
Teaching Methodologies NITTTR January 03, 2011 - January 07, 2011
Recent Advances in Mechanics and their Application in Nano Engineering & Technology AICTE  August 01, 2011 - August 12, 2011
Computational and Experimental Aspects in Thermal Science TEQIP February 27, 2012 - March 02, 2012
Advances in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics TEQIP June 26, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Ergonomics and Safety in Product Design TEQIP May 14, 2013 - May 18, 2013
Pedagogical Training for Engineering Teachers TEQIP Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
Courses or Conference Name Sponsored By Date
Faculty Development Programme on “RS and GIS Applications in Natural Resources Management” TEQIP May 14-18, 2012
National Conference on “Emerging Technology Trends in Agricultural Engineering” TEQIP November 07-09, 2014
Title Place Date
Runoff Estimation and Flood Hazard Mapping  for Faculty Development Programme NERIST May 14-18, 2012
  1. Bandyopadhyay, A., Bhadra, A. 2011. Development of an ANN Model for Runoff Prediction. Chapter 17. In: Flores, J.A. (Ed.). Focus on Artificial Neural Networks, Nova Science Publishers Inc., NY, USA. ISBN: 978-1-61324-285-8.
  2. Pranav, P.K., Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A. (Eds.). 2014. Emerging Technology Trends in Agricultural Engineering, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-83842-79-7.
  1. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2007. Integrated Reservoir-based Canal Irrigation Model (IRCIM). Copyright received from Copyright Office, Govt. of India. No. L-29594/2007.
  1. Bhadra, A., Panigrahy, N., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Mal, B.C., Tripathi, M.P. 2008. Development of a Geomorphological Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph Model for Scantily Gauged Watersheds. Elsevier Environmental Modelling and Software, 23(8): 1013-1025. ISSN: 1364-8152. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2007.08. 008.
  2. Bandyopadhyay, A., Bhadra, A., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2008. Estimation of Monthly Solar Radiation from Measured Air Temperature Extremes. Elsevier Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148(11): 1707-1718. ISSN: 0168-1923. DOI: 10.1016/j. agrformet.2008.06.002.
  3. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2008. Development of a GIS-based Runoff Prediction Model using SCS CN Method and Muskingum Routing Technique. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, 8(4): 3-12. ISSN: 1513-6728.
  4. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2009. Integrated Reservoir-based Canal Irrigation Model (IRCIM) - I: Description. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 135(2): 149-157. ISSN: 0733-9437 (Print), 1943-4774 (Online). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2009)135:2(149).
  5. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2009. Integrated Reservoir-based Canal Irrigation Model (IRCIM) - II: Application. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 135(2): 158-168. ISSN: 0733-9437 (Print), 1943-4774 (Online). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2009)135:2(158).
  6. Bandyopadhyay, A., Bhadra, A., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2009. Temporal Trends in Estimates of Reference Evapotranspiration over India. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(5): 508-515. ISSN: 1084-0699 (Print), 1943-5584 (Online). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000006.
  7. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2010. Rainfall-runoff modeling: Comparison of two approaches with different data requirements. Springer Water Resources Management, 24(1): 37-62. ISSN: 0920-4741 (Print), 1573-1650 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s11269-009-9436-z.
  8. Jain, C.K., Bandyopadhyay, A., Bhadra, A. 2010. Assessment of ground water quality for drinking purpose, District Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. Springer Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 166: 663-676. ISSN: 0167-6369 (Print), 1573-2959 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-009-1031-5.
  9. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2010. An Alternative Rotational Delivery Schedule for Improved Performance of Reservoir-based Canal Irrigation System. Springer Water Resources Management, 24: 3679-3700. ISSN: 0920-4741 (Print), 1573-1650 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s11269-010-9626-8.
  10. Bandyopadhyay, A., Bhadra, A., Swarnakar, R.K., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2012. Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration using a User-Friendly Decision Support System: DSS_ET. Elsevier Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 154-155: 19-29. ISSN: 0168-1923. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.10.013.
  11. Bhadra, A., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2012. Generation of monthly irrigation maps for India using spatial interpolation techniques. WIT Transactions on Ecology and The Environment, 168: 291-302. ISSN: 1743-3541 (Online). DOI: 10.2495/SI120251.
  12. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2013. Development of a user friendly water balance model for paddy. Springer Paddy and Water Environment, 11(1): 331-341. ISSN: 1611-2490 (Print), 1611-2504 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s10333-012-0324-4.
  13. Senzeba, K.T., Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A. 2015. Snowmelt runoff modelling in data scarce Nuranang catchment of eastern Himalayan region. Elsevier Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 2015: 20-35. ISSN: 2352-9385. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsase.2015.06.001.
  14. Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Singh, R., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2015. Development and Application of a Simulation Model for Reservoir Management. Wiley Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management, Accepted for publication. ISSN: 1440-1770.
  15. Senzeba, K.T., Rajkumari, S., Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A. 2016. Response of stream flow to projected climate change scenarios in an eastern Himalayan catchment of India. Journal of Earth System Science, Springer, 125(3): 443-457. DOI: 10.1007/s12040-016-0680-3.
  16. Mishra, P., Zaphu, V.V., Monica, N., Bhadra, A., Bandyopadhyay, A. 2016. Accuracy assessment of MODIS fractional snow cover product for an eastern Himalayan catchment. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer, Published online. DOI: 10.1007/s12524-016-0548-7.

Invited Reviewer:

  1. Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier)
  2. Water Resources Management (Springer)
  3. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (ASCE)
  4. Hydrology Research (Nordic Hydrology)
  5. Agricultural Water Management (Elsevier)