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, Post-Graduate Fellowship holder 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 programme coordinator of outreach programmes conducted by IIRS, ISRO Dehra dun - Miranda House Nodal Centre.  

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. Monika Vij
  • Professor

Dr Monika Vij is a 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 peer-reviewed journals. She did her post-doctoral research on the prestigious ICSSR fellowship of MHRD. Dr Vij is actively involved in several curricular and extracurricular activities of the college.

Dr. Anindita Sarkar
  • 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
  • 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



Prof. (Dr.) Priyanka Puri
  • 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)

Prof. 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 ten 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. 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 such as NIDM in independent capacity. She is also a member of societies and institutions focusing on disciplinary and academic concerns and is a reviewer of prestigious journals. Her current attempts are towards the promotion of ocean literacy for which she is actively engaged with national and international institutes of repute. As a part of this, she has recently conducted the first ever Faculty Development Programme in Delhi University in collaboration with IIT Delhi on the promotion of Ocean Literacy which was well received. She has also been nominated as a partner by Nausicaa institute, France for the upcoming UN Conference on the concerns of World's Oceans. Prof. Puri seeks to contribute to the discipline of Geography through teaching and research.

Email- priyanka.puri@mirandahouse.ac.in

Dr. Ankita Medhi
  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Ankita Medhi is an alumnus of University of Delhi. She completed her M.Phil and Ph.D. from Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, 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), lifetime 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



  • Assistant Professor

Rashmi Singh is an alumnus of the University of Delhi. She was an Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Shivaji College, University of Delhi since 2020 and joined Miranda House in July 2023. She has submitted her PhD on the topic "Grey Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Development: A Case Study of Smart City Jaipur" from the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics. She has also received the Senior Research Fellow at U.G.C.

Research interests include Urban Geography, Climatology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Climate change,  Agriculture Geography & Disaster Management.  She has presented papers at various national and international conferences. Also, published several research papers in national and international journals and chapters in edited books published by Springer Publication.

Email ID: rashmi.singh@mirandahouse.ac.in

Dr. Shipra Singh
  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Shipra Singh is an outstanding scholar and researcher with a remarkable academic journey. She completed her undergraduate studies at the prestigious Miranda House, setting the foundation for her pursuit of excellence in the field of geography. Subsequently, she earned her master's degree from the esteemed Department of Geography at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her PhD thesis, "Impact of Climate Change on Water Resource Sustainability in Lower Son River Basin" exemplifies her dedication to addressing critical environmental issues. She has incorporated Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in her thesis as a modelling tool to explore the sustainable use of water resources. Ms. Singh has been a Senior Research Fellow at the UGC. She also contributed as Geospatial Analyst with 6th Grain Global Private Limited wherein she calculated the Crop Calendar of various African and European countries. Additionally, she had the privilege of interning with the renowned IMD and NIH, Rourkee. Her areas of expertise encompass Remote Sensing and GIS, Hydrology, Climatology, and Disaster Management. Ms. Singh's passion for research is evident in her numerous presentations at both national and international conferences, where she has shared her groundbreaking findings. Furthermore, she has generously contributed to academia by serving as a resource person for GIS at various schools and Ramjas College, University of Delhi. Her scholarly pursuits have also yielded multiple published papers in reputable journals.

Beyond her academic accomplishments, Ms. Shipra Singh is an avid reader and a passionate educator. Her love for teaching complements her dedication to expanding the boundaries of knowledge in the field of geography.

Email id: shipra.singh@mirandahouse.ac.in

Dr. Shikha Yadav
  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Shikha Yadav was an Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi since 2015 and joined Miranda House in July 2023. She is an alumnus of University of Delhi and completed her  Ph.D from Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics on the topic WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT FOR URBAN SUSTAINABILITY : A CASESTUDY OF DELHI. She has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the area of Urban Studies and Planning, Environment and sustainable Development, Wastewater management and Agriculture Geography. 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. Also, published 20 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international Scopus journals and four chapters in edited books published by Springer Publication. The edited book's chapters/research papers are listed in the Scopus database. Also, got appreciation certificate from Ministry of Jal shakti on the exemplary research done on Wastewater management for the purpose of doctorate degree. Further, received Indian Glory Award-2019 in teaching field by Indraprastha Educational Research Institute.

Email ID   Shikha.yadav@mirandahouse.ac.in

Linkdin profile weblink- https://www.linkedin.com/in/shikha-yadav-9a06a96b/

Research Gate weblink- https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shikha-Yadav-26

Scopus Id - https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57802669200

Google Scholar -  https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=BpqwLhgAAAAJ

Dr. Praffulit Bisht
  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Praffulit Bisht is a distinguished scholar specializing in Geopolitics and Political Geography. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and an M.A. from the Centre for Study of Regional Development (CSRD), JNU. His academic journey began with a B.A. (Hons.) in Geography from the University of Delhi. Dr. Bisht's exceptional academic achievements include receiving the 'University Gold Medal' for scoring highest marks for three consecutive years at the University of Delhi and the 'Prof. Nur-ul-Hasan Scholarship' for achieving the highest C.G.P.A. in JNU's School of Social Sciences. His academic focus resides in Geopolitics and Political Geography, with notable contributions including publications in the International Journal of Environment Health Research. Recognized as a Resource Person by the CBSE Centre for Excellence (CoE), Delhi, his influence extends beyond academia. His deep interest in Climate, Meteorology, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences underscores his multidisciplinary approach, showcasing his commitment to unveiling the intricate links between political dynamics and the natural world.

Email ID: praffulit.bisht@mirandahouse.ac.in

Dr. Om Jee Ranjan
  • Assistant Professor

Field of Specialization: Geoinformatics, Geo-Environmental Applications, Field Work & Research Methodology; Environmental Hazards & Disasters assessment and management, Mountain Ecology; Climate Change Exposure, Vulnerability and Adaptation in Himalayas and Livelihood Sustainability Analysis in Mountains.

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 Eight (8) years of Teaching experience and Eleven (13) years of Research experience.  He has to his credit 25 research papers published in reputed national and international Journals and edited books. He has been 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 and Research Methodology, Disaster Management, and climate change Vulnerability and Adaptation to B. A. (Hons.) and BA Program students of the college. He is recently Co-Principal Investigator of a 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 Modelling of Hydro- Flow- Shed Delineation (Hy-FloSheD) of Bea-Chen Pir Panjal (Beas –Chenab Valley of Pir Panjal Range), Lesser Himalaya.” He is a lifetime Member of several Professional and academic Bodies/Organizations.


Call @ +91- 9818550336                                                                                                                         

E-mail: omjee.ranjan@mirandahouse.ac.in


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

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




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

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.