Dr. Abhisek Santra

Present Position: Associate Professor

Department of Geography, School of Basic & Applied Sciences

E-mail: abhisek1.santra@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • PhD (Science), University of Calcutta)
  • S. in Applied GIS & RS, University of Southampton, UK
  • Sc. in Geography, University of Calcutta
  • PGDGIS in GI Science, University of Twente, Netherlands & IIRS (ISRO, GoI)

Research Key Areas:

  • Multi-sensor feature detection
  • Urban heat island and sprawl analysis
  • Biomass estimation and carbon sequestration
  • Radiometric normalization of satellite images
  • Environmental modelling

Research Highlights:

  • Developed optical and microwave data-based built-up indices
  • Developed tasselled cap transformation coefficients for UK-DMC images.


  • Associate Professor of Geography, Dept. of Geography, Adamas University, India, 2020-
  • Associate Professor of Remote Sensing and Coordinator of Geoinformatics Cell, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology, India, 2014-2020
  • Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing, Dept. of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra), India, 2012-2014
  • Project Manager, West Bengal State Marketing Board, Govt. of West Bengal and National Informatics Centre, Govt. of India, 2009-2010
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Geography, Syamaprasad College, University of Calcutta, India, 2005-2009

Research Publication (s):

  • Number of research papers published in International refereed journals: 26
  • Number of research papers published in International peer-reviewed Scopus Proceedings: 20
  • Number of invited Book-Chapters: 11, Books : 02

For Details, Visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abhisek-Santra

Selected Publication (s):

  1. SANTRA, A., KUMAR, A., MITRA, S.S. & MITRA, D. 2022. Identification of built-up areas based on the consistently high heat radiating surface in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1007/s12524-022-01543-6 (Springer) (ISSN: 0974-3006) (I.F. 1.563) (H-Index: 44).
  2. YADAV, N.K., SANTRA, A., SAMANTA, A.K., KUMAR, A., MITRA, S.S. & MITRA, D. 2021. Understanding the synergistic relation between land surface temperature and different biophysical parameters in Haldia industrial city of India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14, 2412. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-021-08769-7 (Springer) (ISSN: 1866-7538) (I.F. 1.827) (H-Index: 58)
  3. SANTRA MITRA, S., SANTRA, A. & KUMAR, A. 2021.Catchment specific evaluation of Aphrodite’s and TRMM derived gridded precipitation data products for predicting runoff in a semi gauged watershed of Tropical India. Geocarto International, 36(11), 1292-1308. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2019.1641563. (Taylor & Francis) (ISSN: 1752-0762) (I.F. 4.889) (H-Index: 47)
  4. SANTRA MITRA, S., KUMAR, A., SANTRA, A., MITRA, D. & ROUTH, S. 2021. Hydrological modeling of catchment specific runoff-response to variable land-use/climatic conditions and trend-based hypothetical scenario generation: a study on a large river basin in Eastern India. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 49, 1895-1914. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-021-01348-z (Springer) (ISSN: 0974-3006) (I.F. 1.563) (H-Index: 44)
  5. SANTRA, A., MITRA, S.S., SINHA, S. & ROUTH, S. 2020. Performance testing of selected spectral indices in automated extraction of impervious built-up surface features using Resourcesat LISS-III image. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13(22), 1229. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-020-06183-z (Springer) (ISSN: 1866-7538) (I.F. 1.827) (H-Index: 58)
  6. SINHA, S., SANTRA, A. & MITRA, S.S. 2020. Semi-automated impervious feature extraction using built-up indices developed from space-borne optical and SAR remotely sensed sensors. Advances in Space Research, 66(6), 1372-1385. DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.05.040 (Elsevier) (ISSN: 0273-1177) (I.F. 2.152)(H-Index: 99)
  7. SANTRA, A. & MITRA, S.S. 2020. Space-Time Drought Dynamics and Soil Erosion in Puruliya District of West Bengal, India: A Conceptual Design. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 48(8), 1191-1205. DOI: 10.1007/s12524-020-01147-y (Springer) (ISSN: 0974-3006) (I.F. 1.563) (H-Index: 44)
  8. SINHA, S., MOHAN, S, DAS, A.K., SHARMA L.K., JEGANATHAN, C., SANTRA A., MITRA, S.S. & NATHAWAT, M.S. 2020. Multi-sensor approach integrating optical and multi-frequency SAR for carbon stock estimation over a tropical deciduous forest in India. Carbon Management, 11(1), 39-55.DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2019.1686931 (Taylor & Francis) (ISSN: 1758-3012)(I.F. 3.182) (H-Index: 37)
  9. SINHA, S. & SANTRA, A. Estimation of change in forest aboveground carbon in Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary, Bihar, India between 2007 and 2016. Current Science, 117(6), 1090-1094.DOI: 10.18520/cs/v117/i6/1090-1094 (Indian Academy of Sciences) (ISSN: 0011-3891) (I.F. 1.102)(H-Index: 124)
  10. SANTRA, A., MITRA, D., SARKAR, A. & SANTRA MITRA, S. 2019. Performance testing of selected Relative Radiometric Normalization techniques and impact analysis on vegetation and water bodies. Geocarto International, 34(1), 98-113. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2017.1367424 (Taylor & Francis) (ISSN: 1752-0762) (I.F. 4.889) (H-Index: 47)
  11. MITRA, S., WRIGHT, J., SANTRA, A. & GHOSH, A. R. 2015. An integrated water balance model for assessing water scarcity in a data-sparse interfluve in Eastern India. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60(10), 1813-1827.DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.934248 (Taylor & Francis) (ISSN: 2150-3435) (I.F. 3.787) (H-Index: 106)
  12. SANTRA, A., MITRA, D. & MITRA, S. 2011. Spatial modeling using high resolution image for future shoreline prediction along Junput coast, West Bengal, India. Geo-spatial Information Science, 14(3), 157-163. DOI:10.1007/s11806-011-0522-z (Taylor & Francis) (I.F. 4.288) (ISSN: 1993-5153) (H-Index: 21)

Research Projects:

  1. “Modelling Urban Sprawl Dynamics of Howrah-Kolkata Urban Agglomeration by Semi-Automated Impervious Feature Extraction Techniques using Multi-Sensor Remotely Sensed Data”, INR 24.21 Lakhs, funded by SERB – Govt. of India, 2018-2021
  2. “Modelling runoff variability and predicted runoff condition of a semi-gauged river basin of tropical India as a response to climate change and transformed landuse landcover (LULC)”, INR 37.14 Lakhs, funded by SERB – Govt. of India, 2017-2020
  3. “Synergic use of Multi-Sensor Optical and SAR Remote Sensing for Monitoring Inventory based Multi-scale REDD+ MRV for Indian Forests”, INR 17.54 Lakhs, funded by SERB – Govt. of India, 2016-2018
  4. “Crop suitability and potential soil erosion assessment in the drought prone Puruliya district of West Bengal as Project Investigator”, INR 6 Lakhs, funded by UGC – Govt. of India, 2013-2014

Research Advisor / Supervisor:

  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor / Supervisor : 1 (Under progress)
  • Post-Doctoral Thesis Advisor / Supervisor : 1 (1 Awarded)
  • Post Graduate Thesis Advisor / Supervisor: 3 (Awarded)

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • As a Board of Studies Member prepared B.Tech. Syllabus and Course Structure for Civil Engineering Programme under Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) (Former WBUT) in 2019
  • Worked as the Faculty Coordinator of Haldia Institute of Technology for the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Programme under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India.
  • Reviewer of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Elsevier), Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (Elsevier), Environmental Challenges (Elsevier), Spatial Information Research (Springer), GIScience & Remote Sensing (Taylor & Francis), Geocarto International (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (SPIE), Journal of Earth System Science (Springer), Current Science (Indian Academy of Sciences), Geospatial Information Science (Taylor & Francis), American Journal of Remote Sensing, Positioning, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, International Journal of Advancement in Remote Sensing, GIS and Geography (IJARSGG)
  • Reviewer of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India funded R&D projects since 2016.