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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Dr. Thaneswer Patel

Assistant Professor

Agricultural Ergonomics, Digital Human Modelling,Design Optimization using SRM, Farm Tools and Equipment Design, Renewable Sources of Energy

E-mail: thaneswer[AT]gmail(dot)com, Phone : +91 (0)360 2257401-08 Extns. 6263 (O)

  • Professional Background
  • Honors and Awards
  • Educational Qualification
  • Administrative Background
  • Sponsored Research Projects
  • Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Teaching Engagements
  • Projects and Thesis Supervised/ Currently Supervising
  • Participation in short term courses
  • Special Lectures Delivered
  • Publications
  • Miscellaneous
From(Date of Joining) To Designation Organisation Nature of Association
15/02/2005 23/07/2006 Project Officer  IIT Kharagpur   
22/07/2006  Till Date Assistant Professor  NERIST   Regular
Award Institute Year
GATE  Scholarship 2002 MHRD 2002-2004
Degree Subject University Year
Bachelor’s Degree Agricultural Engineering JNKVV Jabalpur (MP) 2001
Master’s Degree Agricultural Engineering (Farm machinery and Power) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (WB) 2004
Ph. D. Ergonomics Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (AS) 2015
From To Designation Organisation
01/12/2006 28/07/2010  Hostel Warden NERIST, Nirjuli
13/09/2006 31/05/2010 Computer laboratory incharge NERIST, Nirjuli
16/06/2010 06/07/2012 Farm Power  laboratory incharge NERIST, Nirjuli
Topic Funding Agency Year
Optimization of load carrying capacity and mode of load carrying of women agricultural workers ICAR* 2010-2013
Assessment of dust hazard in rice mills and suggesting solution for their minimization. ICAR* 2010-2014
Development of orange harvester ICAR* 2010-2012

*Involve as Co-Principal Investigator in All India Coordinated Research Project on Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture (NERIST Centre)

  1. Indian Society for Technical Education– ISTE (LM 53723)
  2. Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers– ISAE (LM 10174)
  3. Indian Science Congress Association– ISCA (LM 14142)
  4. Solar Energy Society of India – SESI (LM 1460/2010)
  5. International Association of Engineers– IAENG (146542)
  6. Asia- Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society– APCBEES (201753)
  7. International Society for Research and Development– ISRD (M3140900379)
Title Course Code Module Semester
Tractor – I AE-2101 UG First
Engine Systems AE-2101 UG First
Land Reclamation Machinery AE-2102 UG First
Introduction to Tractor AE-2151 UG First
Tractor Service Centre Management AE-2201 UG Second
Tractor – II AE-2202 UG Second
IC Engines AE-4101 UG First
Farm Machinery – I AE-4102 UG First
Thermodynamics & IC Engines AE-4401 UG Second
Farm Power & Machinery AE-4403 UG Second
Dynamics of Tillage & Traction AE-6011 UG First
Principles of Ergonomics AE-6013 UG Second
Farm Power – II AE-6101 UG First
Computer application in agriculture AE-7001 PG First
Safety engineering in agriculture and industry AE-7008 PG Second
Tractor system design AE-7101 PG First
Design of farm machinery AE-7102 PG First
Soil dynamics in tillage and traction AE-7103 PG First
Tractor-implement system performance AE-7201 PG Second
Principles of Ergonomics AE-7202 PG Second
Title of Project Names of Students
Optimization of design parameters of  pedal operated paddy thresher by using response surface methodology and digital human modelling techniques (Supervising) S M Khayer
Noise emission of tractor in field operation and health effects to the drivers (Supervising) Lalremruata
Performance of downdraft gasifier using Bamboo, Khokan and Kadam biomass feedstock Y K Rao
Development of database and mathematical models for engine performance parameters using biodiesel K P Singh
Inventory management – A study of retailers in Nirjuli market A K Kashyap
Development of a software for matching and performance prediction of tractor-implement system Aniket Chakravorty and Arnab Chakravorty
Development of a software for the evaluation of haulage performance of Power Tiller- Trailer combination M K Rathaur and A Sonowal   
Performance testing of a single cylinder diesel engine I A Chophi and  K Walling
Development of software for performance prediction and cost estimation of power tiller  K Datta and B Nandi
Ergonomic effects of Sherpa mode of load carriage on physiological responses A Kumar and W A Singh
Software development for trend detection of rainfall data. A Mitra and D Chakrabarty
Course Name Sponsored By Date
Competency Enhancement through Micro Teaching Methodology NAARM Hyderabad December 11, 2015- January 7 2016
Advance in Electrical Machine and Industrial Applications NERIST November 4-8, 2015
Design: Education, Research & Innovation IIT Guwahati February 2-6, 2015
Creative Learning Methods in Technical Education Design IIT Guwahati November 11-15, 2014
Ergonomics and safety in product design NERIST May 14-18, 2013
Recent Advances in Tribology and Materials for Tribological Applications NERIST April 10-14,2013
Advances in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics NERIST June 26-30,2012
Ergonomics of Manual Work and Ergonomics of Engineering and Innovation NERIST June 22-26, 2012
Research Issues and Prospects in Computer Science and Information Technology NERIST May 1-5, 2012
Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Natural Resources Management NERIST May 14-18, 2012
Recent advance in mechanics and their application in nano-engineering and technology NERIST August 1-12, 2011
Title Place Date
Ergonomic Methods for Exposure Assessment Techniques-WMSDs NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh 14-18 May 2013
Ergonomics in Operator Workplace-An Overview NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh 22-26 June 2012
Ergonomic Evaluation of Sherpa Mode of Load Carriage NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh 22-26 June 2012
Introduction to Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh 20-24 January 2012
  1. Kumar, P., Chakrabarti, D., Patel, T., Chowdhuri, A. (2016). Work-related pains among the workers associated with pineapple peeling in small fruit processing units of North East India. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 53, 124-129.
  2. Patel, T., Sanjog, J., and Karmakar, S. (2015). Isometric handgrip strength of agricultural workers from northeast region of India. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 17(1):130-140.
  3. Sanjog, J., Patel, T., Chowdhury, A., & Karmakar, S. (2015). Musculoskeletal ailments in Indian injection-molded plastic furniture manufacturing shop-floor: Mediating role of work shift duration. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 48, 89-98.
  4. Sanjog, J., Karmakar, S., Patel, T. and Chowdhury, A., 2015. Towards virtual ergonomics: aviation and aerospace. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Vol. 87 (3), 266 – 273.
  5. Sanjog, J., Patnaik, B., Patel, T., Karmakar, S. (2015). Context-specific design interventions in blending workstation: an ergonomics perspective. Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, 1-19.
  6. Sanjog, J., Dash, T., Patel, T., Karmakar, S. (2015). Redesign of small and medium scale injection-molded plastic furniture manufacturing shop-floor: physical and environmental ergonomics perspective. Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Planning and Design, May 25th - 28th, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan.
  7. Patel, T., Sanjog, J., Kumar, P., and Karmakar, S. (2014). Isometric muscular strength data of Indian agricultural workers for equipment design: Critical analysis. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 16(2), 70-79.
  8. Patel, T., Karmakar, S. (2014). Introduction to Ergonomics, third ed., R.S. Bridger. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 44(6), 892-893.
  9. Patel, T., Karmakar, S. (2014). Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction, Nikolaos Gkikas (Ed.). CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Journal of Transport Geography, 41, 346-347.
  10. Patel, T., Karmakar, S. (2014). Anthropometric and strength data of Indian agricultural workers for farm equipment design: Book review, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 44(1), 189-190.
  11. Patel, T., Karmakar, S., Sanjog, J., Kumar, S. and Chowdhury, A. (2013). Digital human modeling for ergonomic evaluation of tractor operator’s workplace. In: Ergonomics for Enhanced Productivity. Edited by P. Parimalam, M. R. Premalatha and P. Banumathi. ISBN 978-93-82880-43-1, pp. 203-208, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, India.
  12. Karmakar, S., Sanjog, J., and Patel, T. (2014). Digital human modeling and simulation in product and workplace design: Indian scenario. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA), Special issue. pp. 06-12. [ISSN: 2248-9622]
  13. Patel, T., Sanjog, J., Sahoo, A., Das, B., and Karmakar, S. (2014). Assessment of reliability and technical error of measurement associated with anthropometric data collection.  In Proceedings of International Ergonomics Conference (HWWE: December, 3-5), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India, (p. 769-775), ISBN: 978-93-392-1970-3.
  14. Kumar, S., Patel, T., and Karmakar, S. (2014). Scenario of handloom industry:  Indian perspective. In Proceedings of International Ergonomics Conference (HWWE: December, 3-5), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India, (p. 234-238), ISBN: 978-93-392-1970-3.
  15. Kumar, S., Sanjog, J., Patel, T., and Karmakar, S. (2014). Virtual human modeling and simulation in textile industry. In Proceedings of International Ergonomics Conference (HWWE: December, 3-5), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India, (p. 252-260), ISBN: 978-93-392-1970-3.
  16. Sanjog, J., Patel, T., and Karmakar, S. (2014). Reduction of hand grip strength as an indicator towards discomfort of upper body extremities.  In Proceedings of International Ergonomics Conference (HWWE: December, 3-5), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India, (p. 655-259), ISBN: 978-93-392-1970-3.
  17. Patel, T., Sanjog, J., Chowdhury, A. and Karmakar, S. (2013). Applications of DHM in agricultural engineering: A review. Advanced Engineering Forum, Vol. 10, pp. 16-21.
  18. Patel, T., Karmakar, S., Sanjog, J., Kumar, S. and Chowdhury, A. (2013). Socio-economic and environmental changes with transition from shifting to settled cultivation in north-eastern India: An ergonomics perspective. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research, 3(2), 117-136.
  19. Patel, T., Sanjog, J., Kumar, P. and Karmakar, S.  (2013). Analytical study of isometric muscular strength of agricultural workers: Indian perspective. 11th ISE Annual Conference, International Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors "Ergo 2013: Ergonomics for Rural Development" 4th–6th December, Department of Human Physiology with Community Health. Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India, pp. 56-65.
  20. Sanjog, J., Patel, T., Chowdhury, A., Kumar, S., and Karmakar, S. (2013) .Ergonomics investigations across durable goods manufacturing sector in India: an insight. 11th ISE Annual Conference, International Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors "Ergo 2013: Ergonomics for Rural Development" 4th–6th December, Department of Human Physiology with Community Health. Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India, pp. 183-189.
  21. Patel, T., Karmakar, S. and Chakravorty, A., 2012. Software for performance prediction and matching of tractor-implement system. In: Proceedings of 3rd National Conference on Emerging Trends and Applications in Computer Science (NCETACS-2012), 30-31 March, 2012, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, Meghalaya, India, p. 262-269. IEEE Catalog Number CFP1258M-PRT [Print ISBN 978-1-4577-0749-0].
  22. Patel, T., Karmakar, S., Pranav, P. K., Kumar, A. and Singh, W. A. (2012). Ergonomic evaluation on Sherpa mode of load carriage. Proceedings of International conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment, “ERGO 2012: Safety for All”, Pantnagar, 6-8 December.
  23. Pranav, P. K., Patel, T., Rathore, M., Sonowal, A. J., Tapang, T., & Laji, S. (2012). Computer Simulation for Haulage Performance of Power Tiller. International Journal of Computer Applications, 58(5), 19-25.
  24. Sanjog, J., Karmakar, S., Patel, T. and Chowdhury, A., 2012. DHM an aid for virtual ergonomics of manufacturing shop floor: A review with reference to industrially developing countries. International Journal of Computer Applications, 54(14), 18-23.
  25. Pranav, P. K., Patel, T. and Mandal, D. (2012). Ergonomic evaluation of existing orange harvesters and its design modification for North East region. Proceedings of International conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment, “ERGO 2012: Safety for All”, Pantnagar, 6-8 December.
  26. Pranav, P. K., Patel, T., Nandy, S., Biswas, M., Phukon, R. and Gogoi, N. (2012). Assessment of dust hazards in rice mills and suggesting suitable dust mask for their minimization. Proceedings of International conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment, “ERGO 2012: Safety for All”, Pantnagar, 6-8 December.
  27. Patel, T., Pranav, P. K. and Singh, P. K. (2011). Development of database for biodiesels in visual basic environment. Proceedings of International Congress on Renewable Energy [ICORE-2011], 2- 4 Nov., Tezpur University, Assam, pp. 7-15.
  28. Pranav, P. K., Patel, T. and Singh, P. K. (2011). Development of mathematical models for predicting engine performance parameters using biodiesels. Proceedings of International Congress on Renewable Energy [ICORE-2011], 2- 4 Nov., Tezpur University, Assam, pp. 55-62.
  29. Patel, T., Ramakrishna Murthy, G. R., Tewari, V. K. and Pandey, K. P. (2006).  Performance evaluation of a precision fertilizer applicator for wetland rice. 19th National Convent of ISAE, P 2.68.
  30. Tewari, V. K., Dewangan, K. N., Sarkar, B., Vidhu, K. P. and Patel, T. (2005). Reduction of vibration in self-propelled vertical conveyor reaper. HWWE edited volume (ISBN: 81-8424-124-0). Pp.  1055-1059.
  31. Tewari, V. K., Dewangan, K. N., Sarkar, B., Vidhu, K. P. and Patel, T. (2005). Reduction of noise in operation of self-propelled vertical conveyor reaper. 40th Annual Convention- Symposium of ISAE, 19-21 Jan, 2006, Coimbatore, 127.
  32. Tewari, V. K., Dewangan, K. N., Vidhu, K. P., Patel, T. and Dubey, S. (2005). Comfort characterization using artificial neural networks on self-propelled rice transplanter operations. HWWE edited volume (ISBN: 81-8424-124-0). pp.  798-803.
  33. Patel, T., Pandey, K. P. and Ramakrishna Murthy, G. R. (2004). Design and Development of a precision fertilizer applicator for wetland rice. International conference on ETAE, IIT Kharagpur, 2004, pp. 16-25.
  1. Qualified C-DAC (Development of Advanced Computing Examination) Examination.
  2. Participated and presented paper in the National Conference on “Advances in Engineering & Technology (AET-2014)” held at Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Sadopur, Ambala, Haryana held on 29th March, 2014.
  3. Participated and presented paper in the International Ergonomics Conference-“Humanizing Work and Work Environment 2014” organized by Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, held during 3rd to 5th of December, 2014.
  4. Participated and presented paper in the International Design Conference-“Typography Day 2013” organized by Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, held during 07 - 09 March, 2013.
  5. Participated and presented paper in the National Seminar on “Ergonomics for Enhanced Productivity” organized by the Department of Family Resource Management, Home Science College and Research Institute, Madurai, held on 18th & 19th February, 2013.
  6. Participated and presented paper in the 3rd National Conference on “Emerging Trends and Applications in Computer Science” held at Department of Computer Science, St. Anthony's College, Shillong-793001, on 30th and 31st March, 2012.
  7. Participated/Presented a paper in the MMRE and DST, Govt.  Of India, New   Delhi sponsored National Seminar on "Renewable Energy Technology: Issues & Prospects" jointly organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering held on September 24-25, 2010.
  8. Participated and presented paper in the Regional Seminar on “Bio-Fuels in North East India: Issues and Prospects” organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh held on March 20-21, 2009.
  9. Participated and presented paper in the Nineteenth National Convention of Agricultural Engineers and National Seminar on “Role of Information Technology in Hi-Tech Agriculture and Horticulture” held on 27th & 28th January 2006 at The Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka State Centre, Bangalore.
  10. Participated and presented paper in the International Ergonomics Conference on “Humanizing Work and Work Environment” held at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati on December 10-12,2005
  11. Participated and presented paper in the International Conference on "Emerging Technologies in Agricultural and Food Engineering" (ETAE, 2004) held at the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur held on December14 -17, 2004.