पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान   
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology 
deemed-to-be-university under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
Nirjuli - 791109, Arunachal Pradesh 
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Hydrological Modelling and Rainfall-Runoff Relationship; Evapotranspiration Modelling; Surface and Vadose Zone Hydrology; Application of Remote Sensing, GIS and Soft-Computing in Water Resources; Vulnerability to Climate Change

E-mail: arnabbandyo[AT]yahoo(dot)co(dot)in/ gmail(dot)com/ nerist(dot)ac(dot)in
Phone: +91 (0)360 2257401-08 Extns. 6102 (O), 6587 (R); +91 (0)8974068190 (M)


  • Professional Background
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  • Administrative Background
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  • Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Teaching Engagements
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  • PhDs Supervised
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From(Date of Joining) To Designation Organisation Nature of Association
05/01/2018 Continuing Professor NERIST Regular
05/01/2015 04/01/2018 Associate Professor NERIST Regular
01/02/2010   04/01/2015 Assistant Professor NERIST Regular
01/08/2005 29/01/2010 Scientist B National Institute of Hydrology Regular
Award Institute Year
Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal in B.Tech. as University Topper Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB 2000
Shishubala Memorial Gold Medal in B.Tech. as University Topper Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB 2000
MHRD GATE Scholarship for M.Tech. (All India Rank 10) IIT Kharagpur/ MHRD 2000
DAAD Fellowship for carrying out M.Tech. Project in TU-Dresden, Germany DAAD Germany 2002
Institute Silver Medal in M.Tech. as AgFE Department Topper at IITKGP IIT Kharagpur 2003
IITKGP Prestigious High Value Ph.D. Fellowship IIT Kharagpur 2003
Degree Subject University Year
B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, WB 2000
M.Tech. Water Resources Development and Management      IIT Kharagpur 2003
Ph.D. Hydrological Modelling and Geoinformatics IIT Kharagpur 2008
From To Designation Organisation
Aug 2005 Jan 2010 Scientist Incharge, Computational Lab NIH
Aug 2005 Jan 2010 Scientist Incharge, Library NIH
Aug 2005 Jan 2010 Scientist Incharge, RS and GIS Lab NIH
Aug 2005 Jan 2010 Scientist Incharge, Soil Lab NIH
Aug 2005 Jan 2010 Sarangma Meteorological Observatory, Computational Lab NIH
Aug 2011 Continuing Deputy Incharge, ET Cell NERIST
May 2012 Continuing Convenor, NERIST Newsletter: Interface NERIST
Oct 2012 Continuing Member, Central Time Table Committee NERIST
July 2013 Continuing Member, House Allotment Committee NERIST
July 2013 Continuing Member, TEQIP Purchase Committee NERIST
July 2013 Continuing Member, EPABX Management Committee NERIST
July 2013 Continuing Member, Vidyalaya Management Committee, KV NERIST NERIST
Nov 2013 Jan 2015 Member, T&P Advisory Committee NERIST
Jan 2015 Continuing Incharge, Training and Placement Cell NERIST
Mar 2010 Sep 2014 Incharge, AE Departmental Library cum Member, NERIST Library Committee cum Member, INDEST User Committee NERIST
July 2011 Continuing Member, AE Departmental Purchase Committee NERIST
Sep 2014 Continuing Incharge, Computational Lab, AE 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
  1. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  2. Life Member, Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH)
  3. Life Member, Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS)
  4. Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  5. Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
Title Course Code Module Semester
Water Resources System Analysis AE-7233 MTech II
Hydrological Modelling of Small Watersheds AE-7033 MTech I
Design of Drainage Systems AE-7232 MTech II
Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management AE-7223 MSc (Forestry) II
Remote Sensing for Land and Water Management AE-6103 Degree I
Design of Soil Conservation Structures AE-6008 Degree I
Hydrology and Watershed Management AE-5204 Degree II
Watershed Management AE-6009 Degree II
Machine Design AE-5201 Degree II
Building Materials and Construction AE-4204 Diploma II
Agricultural Surveying AE-3101 Diploma I
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) Classification of Arunachal Pradesh based on Vulnerability to Flood using Probability Density Function Milton Ngasepam, Robin N. Marak, Albarin M. Sangma, Jethro Ch. Marak
(Diploma)  Development of stage-discharge rating curve for three catchments of Arunachal Pradesh Liki Ete, Arishinaro Longkumer, Roni Dui
(Degree) Rainfall Runoff Modelling of Dikrong Basin using AVSWAT Pooja Singh
(Degree)  Development of ArcGIS Toolbar for Temporal Trend Analysis Anubhab Pal, Subhajit Debnath
(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)  Development of ArcGIS toolbar for net irrigation requirement calculation Minotshing Maza, L. Momocha
(MTech)  Development and Testing of ArcGIS Toolbar for Forecasting Daily ETo and NIR Maps of India Mahendra K. (AgFE Dept.,  IIT KGP)
(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
Long-Term Forecasting of Net Irrigation Requirement for India using downscaled weather prediction outputs Grace N. In progress 2015
Soil Moisture Simulation Using a Regional Hydro-ecological Model for Sustainability of Agriculture and Forest Ecosystem Waikhom Rahul Singh In progress 2015
Course Name Sponsored By Date
Hydroinformatics for surface and subsurface water resources AICTE June 09, 2008 - June 13, 2008
Mike Flood: 1D river flow and 2D overland flow DHI India July 13, 2009 - July 17, 2009
Introduction to ArcGIS Desktop 9.3    NIIT GIS Ltd. August 24, 2009 - August 28, 2009
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
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
Prospects of Cloud Computing in Education TEQIP Feb 03, 2014 - Feb 07, 2014
Pedagogical Training for Engineering Teachers TEQIP Mar 21, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
Courses or Conference Name Sponsored By Date
Training Course on “Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Geomorphology” NIH January 02-06, 2007
Workshop on “Flood Disaster Management” NIH March 17-18, 2008
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
Rainfall-Runoff Modelling. Workshop on Sustainable Development and Maintenance of Water Bodies Agartala November 20-21, 2006
Hydrological Modelling Brahmaputra Board, Guwahati January 02-06, 2007
Flood Routing Brahmaputra Board, Guwahati January 02-06, 2007
Water Availability Brahmaputra Board, Guwahati January 02-06, 2007
Artificial Neural Network Modeling Guwahati March 17-18, 2008
Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Flood Management Guwahati March 17-18, 2008
Accurate Estimation of Evapotranspiration for Sustainable Water Management North East Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Guwahati August 22-23, 2008
Basics of Remote Sensing NERIST May 14-18, 2012
Extending GIS Capabilities - Develop Custom Toolbars NERIST May 14-18, 2012
RS and GIS Applications in Flood Management 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. Kumar. M., Bandyopadhyay, A., Raghuwanshi, N.S., Singh, R. 2008. Comparative Study of Conventional and Artificial Neural Network Based ETo Estimation Models. Springer Irrigation Science, 26(6): 531-545. ISSN: 0342-7188 (Print), 1432-1319 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s00271-008-0114-3.
  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. Bandyopadhyay, A., Mahendra, K., Raghuwanshi, N.S. 2012. Forecasting daily net irrigation requirement map of India using an ArcGIS toolbar. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 168: 147-158. ISSN: 1743-3541 (Online). DOI: 10.2495/SI120131.
  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, 1: 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, 20: 216-228. ISSN: 1440-1770. DOI: 10.1111/lre.12106.
  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 Member:
  1. Climate Change and Glacier Commission 2008-09, Sikkim (2008)
  2. Governing Council, Meghalaya Water Resources Development Agency (2011)
Invited Reviewer:
  1. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE)
  2. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (ASCE)
  3. Agricultural Water Management (Elsevier)
  4. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (Elsevier)
  5. Water Resources Management (Springer)
  6. Journal of Earth System Science (Springer)
  7. Hydrological Sciences Journal (IAHS)
  8. International Journal of Climatology (Wiley)
  9. Journal of Hydrometeorology
  10. Environmental Modelling and Software