Dr. Ritu Ahlawat
  • Professor

Dr. Ritu Ahlawat (M.A in Geography with Gold Medal, M.Phil, Ph.D from University of Delhi), an alumna of Miranda House, holder of Post-Graduate Fellowship for top Rankers of University and UGC Junior Research Fellowship, has been a permanent faculty at Miranda House since 1998. A recipient of first Young Geographer Award in 2000 for best research paper resentation, she has undertaken several training programmes from reputed institutes like IIRS, (Dehradun), GB Pant University (Pantnagar), National Water Academy (Pune), National Institute of Hydrology (Roorkee), IIT Roorkee and online courses from University of Michigan and Pennsylvania State University. With specialization in water resources, she has written many research papers in various peer reviewed national and International Journals. She has keen interest in undertaking various field trips with students, preparation of thematic atlases and in teaching physical geography related courses. Her research interests include water resource planning and modelling, geo-statistical analysis. Besides, she has served college as Associate NCC Officer for a period of 16 years and was awarded Silver Medal at Officers Training Academy (Gwalior) for her meritorious performace in All India Training. Besides, several administrative positions, she was also elected to different posts in college and University. Prof. Ritu Ahlawat is faculty coordinator of outreach programmes conducted by IIRS, ISRO Dehra dun - Miranda House Nodal Centre.  At present, she is on sabbatical leave.

E- mail: ritu.ahlawat@mirandahouse.ac.in

Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2951-4094


Dr. Rakhi Parijat
  • Associate Professor

Dr Rakhi Parijat is an Associate Professor, who started her teaching career in 1994. A student of University of Delhi, her specialisation is Environmental Geography working in Urban Ecology. Since 2006, her area of interest has been Sustainable Development & Disaster Management, with active engagement in research and training in this field. Also trained in Remote Sensing and Experiential Education, she has been associated with projects and research initiatives with JNU; and Delhi University Innovation Projects. She was a visiting faculty for the Masters programme in the Department of Environmental Studies in 2006-2007, and also supervised MA dissertations. She has presented and published papers in various forums and have been involved with schools, colleges & institutes as expert panellist.

Dr. Poonam Kumria
  • Professor

Poonam Kumria is a Professor at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She received her degrees from the University of Delhi and the University of Oslo. She has also been accredited with research experience at the Centre for the Development and Environment (SUM), Oslo, Norway. Her research focuses on the issues that are pertaining to the contested domains of forest resources and their management while unlocking the opportunities that are provided by the nature. Among the honours bestowed on her work is the 2005 Young Geographers Award from National Associations of Geographers of India (NAGI); “Patron of the Planet” Awarded by the Green Mentor/UN Solution Summit/ Global Innovation Exchange organisation, 21 December 2019 and Best Teacher Award in Natural Resource management in 2021.

The research interest includes environmental issues, Natural Resource Management, Gender, and Urban Studies. She has authored three books and two edited books. She has presented research work in many national and international seminars. She was also a member of Expert appraisal Committees with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Presently collaborating with UNEP on the Project- "Little Book of Green Nudge"- trying to create awareness and nudging students to change their behaviour towards the environment through green actions towards a sustainable lifestyle.  

Dr. Monika Vij
  • Associate Professor

Dr Monika Vij is an Associate Professor in the department of Geography. She has a Teaching and Research experience of over 25 years. She has several publications to her credit in several self authored and edited books and journals. She did her post doctoral research on the prestigious ICSSR fellowship of MHRD. Dr Vij is actively ivolved in several curricular and extra curricular activities of the college.

Dr. Anindita Sarkar
  • Associate Professor

Dr. Anindita Sarkar is a Professor at the Department of Geography at Miranda House, University of Delhi, where she has been teaching since 2005. She specializes in Economic geography and agricultural geography. She has completed several projects funded by government and international organizations and has numerous publications in refereed journals and as books. Her research is anchored at the intersection of development and environment and her work shows how technologies and policies of resource use and access shape spaces. Her published work focuses on how policies facilitate or impede water access through institutions influencing food security, water security and livelihood security of the citizens. She is a devoted scholar-teacher who enjoys working and publishing with students. She has been associated with NCERT, ICSSR, IGNOU, World Bank, IWMI and ACIAR. She has been conferred with the UGC Research Award (2016-18). She also received the Delhi University Excellence Awards for teachers for her outstanding contribution to research and academic activities in 2023.  

E: anindita.sarkar@mirandahouse.ac.in

E: aninditasarkar28@gmail.com

Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anindita-Sarkar-11


ORCID No. - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6626-2455 


Dr. Bashabi Gupta
  • Associate Professor

Bashabi Gupta has completed her doctoral research from the Centre for Studies in Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Centre for Studies of Developing Societies, (ICSSR-CSDS Doctoral Fellow) New Delhi. She was a Felix scholar and holds a Masters degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has also completed her M.Sc from Ballygunge Science College University of Calcutta specialising in Pedology and Soil Studies.

Her research interests are centered on Sustainable Community Livelihoods and Resilience, Differential  and Comparative Development Patterns for India and African nations, Gender and Development,  Social Geography, Tribal Studies, North Eastern India Studies, Disaster Management Strategies and Social Capital, Climate Variability, Indian Diaspora studies, Comparative Migration Histories and Gender in Foreign Policy and Transnationalism, Ttrauma and Violence. She uses GIS and Remote Sensing tools in her research along with qualitative and quantitative methods. She also researches on pedagogy of teaching learning Geography.

Dr. Gupta has completed numerous projects funded by the Government of India and other agencies.She also consults with various organisations as an independant project evalutor using OM methods.

Bashabi can be reached at email: bashabi.gupta@mirandahouse.ac.in 

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bashabi-Gupta

Academia.Edu: https://mirandahouse.academia.edu/BashabiGupta



Dr. Priyanka Puri
  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A. (in Geography from Delhi University); B.Ed. (C.I.E., Delhi University), B.A.(Hons. in Geography from Delhi University)

Dr. Priyanka Puri is an alumnae of Miranda House. With a teaching experience of more than seventeen years in the University, she has an ardent interest in teaching, learning and research in Geography, and has supervised research works, contributed nine books, research publications and chapters in literature of repute in the discipline. She was awarded Junior Research Fellowship in Geography (UGC) and was a consistent rank holder in M.A., B.A., B.Ed., and school. Besides, she was the topper in all India entrance examination for M.A. in Geography (Delhi University) and was selected for M.A.in Geography entrance examination in DU and JNU twice and was merit scholarship holder through B.Ed. entrance examination. With other interests involved in writing, learning new languages, outdoor sports and culinary; she has also been awarded for distinction in Hindi in A.I.S.S.C.E. examination, awarded thrice in writing competition at all India level by the Delhi Government, awarded silver medal in a writing competition by The Society for Upliftment of Masses (an NGO with special consultative status with ECOSOC, UN) and was awarded the First All Round Student Award by the Dept. of Geography, Miranda House. To edify further, Dr. Puri has attained online and offline certifications in disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses from reputed institutes from India and abroad. Currently, she has been elected as one of the Executive Members of the prestigious Ocean Society of India for its first Delhi-NCR Chapter. Besides, she is associated with other institutions as NIDM in independent capacity. She is also a member of societies and institutions focusing on disciplinary and academic concerns. Dr. Puri seeks to contribute to the discipline of Geography through teaching and research.

Email- priyanka.puri@mirandahouse.ac.in

Dr. Om Jee Ranjan
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Remote Sensing & GIS, Geo-Environmental Applications, Field Work & Research Methodology, Environmental Hazards & Disasters, Mountain Ecology, Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Himalayas.

Dr. Om Jee Ranjan completed his M.Phil. in the field of rural informal economy and he has done his doctoral research on "Climate Change: Vulnerability and Human Adaptation in the Eastern Himalayas" from Delhi School of Economics, Department of Geography, University of Delhi. He got Junior research fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the University Grant Commission (UGC), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India during his Doctoral Research period.  He has six years of Teaching experience and Eleven (12) years of Research experience.  He has to his credit 18 research papers published in reputed national, International Journals and edited books. He is teaching as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography at Miranda House, University of Delhi since 2019. His area of specialization is Environmental Hazards & Disasters, Mountain Ecology, Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Himalayan region. His most recent research explores the degree of human adaptation against physio-climatic changes in the high-altitude river basins in the Himalayas. He teaches Remote Sensing & GIS, Field Work & Research Methodology, Disaster Management and climate change Vulnerability and Adaptation to B. A. (Hons.) and BA Program students of the college. He is recently working as Co-Principal Investigator on Major Research Project (MRP) under IoE, University of Delhi, Delhi School of Climate Change & Sustainability entitled, “Monitoring and Mapping Climate Driven Glacial Retreat (CliDr- GlaR) and Modeling of Hydro- Flow- Shed Delineation (Hy-FloSheD) of Bea-Chen Pir Panjal (Beas –Chenab Valley of Pir Panjal Range), Lesser Himalaya.”

Contact Details:

Email: omjee.ranjan@mirandahouse.ac.in

Web Profile:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bsIS_YgAAAAJ&hl=en


ORCID ID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6058-1578


Dr. Ankita Medhi
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Dr. Ankita Medhi is an alumnus of University of Delhi. Her research areas are Geoinformatics in Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Monitoring, Object Based Image Analysis Approach (OBIA), Transport Planning. She has published research papers in peer reviewed books and journals and also presented research papers in various National and International Conferences. She has completed several training programmes under IIRS, NIDM, University of Salzburg, NIRD etc.

She is a member of Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling and Commission on History of Cartography, International Cartographic Association (ICA), life time member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) and Life Member of Association for Geographical Studies (AGS), University of Delhi.

Email: ankita.medhi@mirandahouse.ac.in

Profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=X-OUsVYAAAAJ&hl=en



Dr. Ruchi Sachan
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

Dr. Ruchi Sachan is an alumnus of Miranda House. She has completed her PhD in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. The title of her thesis is “Climate Change, Migration and Conflict in East Africa: A case study of Kenya”. She has a master’s degree in Geography and M.Phil. in African studies, where she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Vice Chancellor for her outstanding performance. Dr. Sachan has also participated and presented papers in various National and International conferences/workshops, and has publications in national/international journals. She writes regularly on issues of social and political relevance, and her research areas include gender, climate change, environmental security, disaster management and geo-politics of resources. She has also received the Junior Research Fellowship by U.G.C.

Mr. Praffulit Bisht
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)

M.Phil. (Political Geography) from Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University; M.A. (Geography with specialization in Regional Development) from Centre for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University ; B.A. (Hons.) Geography from University of Delhi

Mr. Praffulit Bisht is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Delhi attaining his graduation degree from University of Delhi and post-graduation and M.Phil. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been awarded the 'University Gold Medal' for securing highest marks in the University of Delhi for three consecutive years. He has also been awarded 'Prof. Nur-ul-Hasan Scholarship' for attaining highest C.G.P.A. in School of Social Sciences, JNU. His area of specialization include Geopolitics and Critical Geopolitics. His M.Phil. dissertation was on the topic "Globalization and India: A Critical Geopolitical Analysis". He has also presented several research papers in various National and International Conferences along with publishing a few in peer-reviewed International Journals. His research interests include Geopolitics, Climate Change and Physical Geography.

Dr. Vivek Tripathi
  • Guest Faculty

Name: Dr. Vivek Tripathi

Email: vivek@mirandahouse.ac.in

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0227-4462

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Miranda House College, University of Delhi

Academic Qualification: M.A., PhD. (Department of Geography, D.S.E., University of Delhi)

Research Interest: Crime and Media Geographies, Urban Geography

Teaching Interest: Human Geography, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Urban Geography




Ms. Shipra Singh
  • Guest Faculty

Shipra Singh is Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Miranda House. Currently pursuing her PhD on Climate Change & Water Resource Sustainability from Dept. of Geography, Delhi School of Economics. Senior Research Fellow at UGC. Research interests include Environmental Geography, Agriculture Geography & Disaster Management. Her recent research paper has been published by NIDM. She has presented papers in various national and international conferences. Prior to joining as a research fellow, she worked as Geospatial Analyst with 6th Grain Global Private Limited. She was selected as an intern for completing project on “Pattern and Risk Prone Areas of Earthquake in North India” by Indian Meteorological Department.She earned her graduation from Miranda House. A passionate teacher who is an avid reader.

Dr. Monika Saroj
  • Guest Faculty

Dr. Monika Saroj is  Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She is an alumnus of University of Delhi. She has completed her M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her specialization in Human Geography. She has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the area of Tribal Education, Urban Studies and Planning, Environment and sustainable Development,Social and Regional Geography. She has presented research papers in various National and International Conferences/workshops and publications in peer reviewed National/International Journals. Dr.Saroj has working experience in writing of Evaluation Reports of Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD and DSS Programme (ENVIS) of Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. She also awarded as Miss Geographer in College for academic performance and has received UGC, ICSSR Research Fellowship.

Dr. Arti Sharma
  • Guest Faculty

Dr. Arti Sharma has completed her B.A. (Hons.) Geography and M.A. in Geography from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). After completing her M.A., she cleared the entrance test of the M.Phil. course conducted by the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi in the same academic year of her M.A. award. Subsequently, she completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her M.Phil dissertation's topic was “Women’s Work in Agriculture: Narratives from Aligarh District" and her Ph.D. thesis was on “Role of Social Fabric in the Sustainable Development of Aligarh District”. She has secured 4 first divisions in her academic qualifications and had distinctions in three subjects in the 10th examination.

Three times, she qualified for the UGC-NET exam. She is also an awardee of two research fellowships for her Doctoral research i.e. ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowship from the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) and UGC Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students from the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics.

She has published 5 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals and two chapters in edited books published by Springer Publication. The edited book's chapters/research papers are listed in the Scopus database.

She has presented several research papers at various National and International Conferences across the country, worked as a rapporteur in technical sessions at different conferences, and was a member of many National/International Conference organizing committees at the University of Delhi. Her research interests include Agriculture, Gender, Development, Sustainable Development, Society, and Human Geography.

Contact E-mail: arti.sharma@mirandahouse.ac.in

Sant Prasad
  • Assistant Professor (Guest)

Dr. Sant Prasad is an Assistant Professor in Miranda House, University of Delhi. He has received his Ph.D, M.Phil, M.A. degree in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, Department of Geography, University of Delhi. He has received his B.A. (Hons.) degree in Geography from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College, University of Delhi. He is currently Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. He has credit 8 Years of Research experiences, 4 research papers published in journals and book. He has published his research papers in Springer Nature, Journal of Global Resources, International Journal of Social Development and National Geographical Journal of India (NGJI), An International Refereed Journal. He has received Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship from University Grant Commission (UGC) and Qualified UGC-NET from University Grant Commission (UGC). He has received fully funded grant from HINDAS, Hiroshima University, Japan for presented a paper in Hiroshima University, Japan.  He has presented many research papers in International and National Conferences and Seminars, and Participated in training workshops. He has presented many research paper in International Geographical Union (IGU), Researchers Association for the study of Korea (RASK), National Association of Geographical Studies (NAGI), and National Task Force for Disaster Management etc. He has also participated in major trainings workshops like Drone Remote Sensing in Agriculture (ICAR, New Delhi), Winter School of Geospatial Technologies-Level-2 (Urban Planning) (Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh), Sustainable Urban Planning Using Remote Sensing and GIS (IIT, Kanpur), Big Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (CODATA, PASTD, Osmania University), Data Handling and Advance Analysis, Urban Planning for Development of Smart Cities (ISRO, Dehradun) and Statistical Package for Social Science (DUCC). He has received certificate of excellence Grade-A on successful completion of Rio+20 United Nations. He has widely travelled and attended International and National Conference and delivered present in Japan, Udaipur (Rajasthan), Panchkula, Aligarh, Hyderabad, Mysore, Jammu, Noida, Dehradun, Guwahati. He is life time member of National Association of Geographers India (NAGI), and Association of Geographical Studies (AGS). His area of research specializations are Physical Geography, Human Geography, Field Work and Surveying Methods, Land Use/Cover and Urban Health, Environmental Studies, Urban Climate, and Remote Sensing and GIS. 

Email: sant.prasad@mirandahouse.ac.in

Kirti Sharma
  • Assistant Professor

A Miranda House alumnus, Kirti Sharma is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree from the Center for Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is working on gender and climate change related issues focusing on the agricultural sector. Her work during M.Phil focused on the issue of Agrarian Distress and Farmers' suicides in India with a particular focus on the state of Andhra Pradesh. She holds a specialization in Agricultural Geography, Economic Geography and Regional Development. She has been awarded the UGC Research Fellowship in the year 2014.

She has worked as an intern for the Research Project funded by the University of Delhi under the Innovation Project Award titled “Miles on Yamuna” (May,2012 to May,2013) presented at “Antardhvani” Delhi University Annual Academic and Cultural festival, 2013. She has displayed her leadership skills by associating herself with Teach for India as a Campus Ambassador from JNU. She has also worked with UNDP, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and assisted in key GOI-UNDP publications including India, Naturally!, Prayaas se Prabhaav Tak (LiFE document) that was presented during COP-27 held in Egypt. She has engaged as an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC and reviewed the Second Draft of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report of the Working Group-II (IPCC, 2022: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability). She has also worked with Taylor and Francis group as a scholarly ambassador from Jawaharlal Nehru University. 

Her major research interests include exploring the Impact of globalization on Indian Agriculture, social issues concerning vulnerable and marginal groups and discerning the social impacts of government policies and development projects with a special focus on gender. Apart from teaching and research, Kirti loves traveling, interacting with people and learning about diverse cultures. 

Ms. Pratibha Tomar
  • Guest Faculty

 Pratibha Tomar is Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She is a current Ph.D. Research Scholar on Women Autonomy and Reproductive Health from Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her research interests include Population Studies, Environmental Geography, Urban Geography, Disaster and Management. She has presented her research work in many national and international seminars/conferences. She published numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and several book chapters. She also worked as a field manager in a collaborative research project of Delhi University- Northeastern University and Boston University, USA (May 2018 - September 2019), Research Associate in Centre for the study of Developing Societies CSDS, Delhi (July 2017 - December 2017) and Research Associate in Compare Infobase Limited CIL, Delhi (mapsofindia.com) from March 2016 - May 2017. Besides her academic attachments, Ms. Tomar has diversified research experience to fulfill her teaching-learning goal.

Dr. Anushree Nagpal
  • Assistant Professor (Guest)

Dr. Anushree Nagpal is Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She completed her Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Her areas of research include Social and Urban Geography. Having presented original research papers in various national and international conferences, Dr. Nagpal also has numerous publications to her credit. She was awarded the UGC- JRF while pursuing Ph.D.

Email: anushree.nagpal@mirandahouse.ac.in



ORCiD: 0000-0002-6366-7430

Dr. Khushbu Sharma
  • Assistant Professor (Guest)

Dr. Khushbu Sharma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She persuaded graduation from the Department of Geography, Patna Women’s College, Patna University. She completed her post-graduation from Banaras Hindu University and was awarded Prof. R.L. Singh Gold Medal and Gold Medal for securing first position in M.A./M.Sc. Geography in 96th convocation of the university. She was awarded M.Phil. & PhD degree from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her PhD research focuses on Urban Geomorphology and its related aesthetics. She has developed research interest in Geomorphology, Aesthetics in geography, Qualitative data analysis and Remote Sensing & GIS techniques. Dr. Sharma has publications and conference papers reflecting her contribution to the field of geography.

E-mail id: khushbu.geo@mirandahouse.ac.in

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8664-7088

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Khushbu-Sharma

Academia: https://jnu.academia.edu/KhushboSharma