Tarun Kumar Mondal

Tarun Kumar Mondal

Tarun Kumar Mondal

Tarun Kumar Mondal

Department: Department of Geography
Phone Number: 91- 9073750343
Institutional E-Mail: tkmondal@klyuniv.ac.in
Educational Qualifications:

M.A. (Geography), The University of Burdwan, 1996
Ph.D. (Geography), The University of Burdwan, 2007

Awards and Honours (National/International)

2019: Travel Grant Award from BUET to attend ICWFM 2019, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2018: ICHG/HGRG Travel Grant Award from ICHG/HGRG Travel Bursary Committee, UK to attend 17th ICHG, University of Warsaw, Poland.
2017: Selected for Travel Grant Award from American Friends of the J. B. Harley Research Fellowships, Inc. to attend 27th ICHC, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
2015: Awarded by University of Kalyani for academic potentiality and integrity.
2013: IGU Travel Grant Award from International Geographical Union to attend IGU KRC Kyoto, Japan.
2012: IGU Travel Grant Award from International Geographical Union to attend 32nd International Geographical Congress, University of Cologne, Germany.
1994-1995: National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Research Area:

• Contemporary Issues in Agriculture and Agrarian Society
• Remote Sensing and GIS application in Agriculture
• Gender Issues
• Socio-Cultural Change
• Climate Change
• Livelihood Vulnerability

Teaching Experience:

2007 – 2019: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kalyani
2019 – Present: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kalyani

Administrative Experiences

Head of the Department, Department of Geography, University of Kalyani

List of Publications(Peer-Reviewed)

• Selected:
1. Mondal, T.K. (2022).Assessing the scope for promoting climate resilient agriculture in the Indian Sundarban Delta: A SWOT-AHP analysis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 26. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-022-00910-2
2. Kundu, S.K. and Mondal, T.K. (2022). Farmers’ perception of climate change and adaptation strategies: a study of the Lower Gangetic Plain in India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 15(1), Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-09390-4
3. Pal, B. and Mondal, T.K. (2021). Gender gap in rural literacy: a spatio-temporal analysis of Bankura
district in West Bengal, India. GeoJournal, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-021-10539-7
4. Saha, M. and Mondal, T.K. (2021). Relationship Between Productivity of Major Cereals and Irrigation Intensity in Birbhum District of West Bengal, India: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis, Journal of Rural Development, 40(4):563-580. National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, India.
5. Mondal, T.K. and Sarkar, S. (2021). Analysis of cropping intensity and irrigation intensity in North Twenty Four Parganas district, West Bengal, India. Miscellanea Geographica – Regional Studies on Development, 25(4):246-258. University of Warsaw, Poland. ttps://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2020-0063
6. Pal, B. and Mondal, T.K. (2021). Women’s trafficking in twenty-first century India: A quest for regional variations. Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 27(1):130-151. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/12259276.2021.1887560
7. Mondal, T.K. (2019). Mapping India since 1767: transformation from colonial to postcolonial image. Miscellanea Geographica – Regional Studies on Development, 23(4):210-214. University of Warsaw, Poland. https://doi.org/10.2478/mgrsd-2019-0023
8. Kundu, S.K. and Mondal, T.K. (2019). Analysis of long-term rainfall trends and change point in West Bengal, India. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 138(3): 1647-1666. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-019-02916-7
9. Mondal, T.K. and Pal, B. (2017). A Geographical Study of Dowry Deaths in Twenty First Century India. Asian Profile, 45(5):387-403. Asian Research Service, Canada.
10. Mondal, T.K. (2013). Environmental hazards and community responses in Sagar Island, India. Ocean & Coastal Management, 71:73-78. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.10.001
11. Mondal, T.K. (2012). Inequalities in Literacy of Scheduled Tribes in West Bengal, Geographical Review of India, 74(1):27-34.
12. Mondal, T.K. (2010). Crop Diversification and Irrigation Intensity: A Study of West Bengal, India (1990-91 to 2004-05). Asian Profile, 38(6):553-563. Asian Research Service, Canada.

Books Published / Book Chapters

Chapters Published in Edited Books:
1. Mondal, T.K. (2014). People’s Perception on Natural Disasters and Local Survival Strategies in Sundarban Region: A Study of Gosaba Block in South Twenty Four Parganas District in West Bengal, India. In Shaw, R. and Neef, A. (eds.), Risk and Conflicts: Local Responses to Natural Disasters, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013, Vol.14, pp. 165-184. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2040-7262(2013)0000014013
2. Mondal, T.K. and Roychowdhury, P. (2019). Water Scarcity in Himalayan Hill Town: A Study of Darjeeling Municipality, India. In: Ray B., Shaw R. (eds) Urban Drought. Disaster Risk Reduction (Methods, Approaches and Practices) (pp.363-383). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8947-3_21

Invited Lecture / Session Chaired

• Selected:
1. ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture: A New Approach to Combat Climate Change’ in International Conference on ‘Climate Change, Ecosystems and Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Livelihood, Organised by the by the Department of Geography, Sripat Singh College and Department of Geography, Rani Dhanya Kumari College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, held at Sripat Singh College, 10th -11th October 2023.
2. ‘Are Genetically Modified Crops Beneficial? Critical Analysis in the Context of Climate Variability in India’ in International Seminar on Climate Change: Environmental Sustainability and Application of Geospatial Technology, Organised by the Department of Geography, Prof. Syed Nurul Hasan College, Farakka, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, 18th -19th January, 2023.
3. ‘Agrarian Distress and Coping Strategies of Farmers in Indian Sundarban Delta’, Special Lecture – Organised by the Department of Geography, Subhas Chandra Bose Centenary College, Lalbagh, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, 7th January 2023.
4.‘The Brahmaputra River: Geopolitics and Beyond’, in Two-Day International Webinar on River and Changing Riverine Ecosystem, Organised by Foundation of Practising Geographers, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 26th September 2021.
5. ‘COVID-19 Pandemic and Vulnerability of Indigenous Community’, in the two day International Webinar on COVID-19 Pandemic-A Geo-ecological Perspective (26th & 27th September 2020), Organised by Foundation of Practising Geographers, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, 27th September 2020.
6.‘Agriculture in Indian Sundarban Delta: Challenges and Opportunities’, in One Day National Webinar on Agriculture, Society and Sustainability-A Geographical Outline, organized by the Department of Geography, Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya, Howrah, West Bengal, India, 16th August, 2020.
7. ‘Impact of COVID -19 on Women’, in One Day State Level Webinar on Covid-19 Pandemic: Understanding the Challenges and Finding the Strategies, organized by the Department of Geography, Sudhiranjan Lahiri Mahavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal, India in Collaboration with the Department of Geography, Nabadwip Vidyasagar College, Nadia, West Bengal, India, 19th July, 2020.
8. ‘Management of Hazards and Disasters’, organized by IQAC, Asannagar Madan Mohan Tarkalankar College, Asannagar, Nadia, West Bengal, India, 15th June 2019.
9. ‘Vulnerability to Climate Change in Indian Sundarban Delta: An Appraisal’- UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar Organised by Dept. of Geography Kalyani Mahavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, W.B. in Collaboration with Dept. of Environmental Science University of Kalyani, Kalyani, W.B. September 20-21, 2013.
10. ‘Global Warming, Climate Change and Other Contemporary Issues’, organised by the Department of Geography, Kalyani Mahavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal, India, sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of West Bengal, 22nd April 2009.
11. ‘Biodiversity and Our Future’, Organised by the Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, West Bengal, India, CTE Programme, 14th January 2009.
Session Chaired (abroad):
Session Chaired in the 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Session: ENV 11, Natural Disasters, organised by the University of Warsaw and the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences held at Warsaw, Poland, 15-20 July 2018.

Membership of Learned Societies

1. Life Member, Geographical Society of India, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
2. Life Member, National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI), New Delhi, India
3. Life Member, National Geographical Society of India, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India
4. Life Member, Regional Science Association, India, Salt Lake City, West Bengal, India
5. Life Member, Foundation of Practicing Geographers, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
6. Ordinary Member, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Scholars Awarded

Sl. No Name Photo Current Status
1 Dr. Mrinmoy Saha

Awarded in 2022

2 Dr. Bhaswati Pal

Awarded in 2022

3 Dr. Santana Sarkar

Awarded in 2021

4 Dr. Suman Kumar Kundu

Awarded in 2019

5 Dr. Nirmal Kumar Biswas

Awarded in 2017

6 Dr. Sakila Haque

Awarded in 2017

7 Dr. Rakhi Mukherjee

Awarded in 2015