Name : SANCHITA GUPTA

Present Designation : Head, Department of Geography
Joint Convener, Eco Club, Women’s Christian College

Member of the College IQAC

Educational Qualifications : M.A., B.Ed.

Specialisation : Regional Planning

Teaching and Research Interest: Geomorphology, Philosophy of Geography, Bio Geography, Social Geography, Urban Geography, gender issues, environment.

Participation :
1.Participated in National Seminar on “The Fragile Himalayas at Crossroads” organized by the Dept. of Geography, Loreto College, Kolkata on February 7-8,2014.
2.Participated in Disaster Awareness Workshop for Capacity Building programme for Disaster Response, organized by Kolkata Municipal Corporation on 4th. December, 2014.
3.Participated and acted as Rapporteur in Workshop on “Modalities of Practical Examinations in Geography” organized jointly by Undergraduate Board of Studies, University of Calcutta and Dept. of Geography, Vivekananda College for Women on 22.11.2014.
4.Participated in Seminar Series,2014 organized by the Dept. of Geography, Presidency University, Kolkata on 22n.-23rd. December,2014.
5.Participated and acted as Rapporteur in Workshop on “Review of Undergraduate Syllabus In Geography” jointly organized by Undergraduate Board of Studies, University of Calcutta and Dept. of Geography, Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata.
6.Participated in Seminar on “Enhancement of Quality in Institutions of Higher Education” organized by the IQAC, Sivanath Sastri College on 11th.May,2015.
7.Participated in Awareness Programme on “Managing the Environment : Role of Technology and Media” organised by Millennium Institute of Energy & Environment Management on 19th. September, 2015 at CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata.
8.Acted as Convener for National Seminar on “Water : A Threatened Social Resource of The Century” organized by the Dept. of Geography, Women’s Christian College, Kolkata on October 9th.,2015.
9. Participated in a UGC Sponsored 10 Days National Level Workshop cum Faculty Development Programme on Free and Open Source Software from 1-11th. August,2016 organised by Information Technology Services Cell, Prabhu Jagatbandhu College,Andul, Howrah in collaboration with IIT Bombay and University of Calcutta.
10.Participated in a Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(Phase III) sponsored one-day Workshop on Disaster Preparedness organised by the Department of Civil Engineering,Jadavpur University on 29th. August,2016.

Papers Presented :
1.Presented paper entitled “Role of Urban Forestry in Recovering the Vanishing Greens in the Cities- An Overview of Kolkata” in the National Seminar on ‘Research Frontiers in Man-Nature Interface’ organized by the Dept. of Geography, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal, 1-2 March,2014.
2.Presented paper entitled “Implications of Urban Poverty on the Developmental Aspects of a City : An Experience of Kolkata” in the National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Research In Geography’ organized by Bhairab Ganguly College, Kolkata on 14-15th. March, 2014.
3.Presented paper entitled “Status of Urban Forestry: An Overview of Kolkata” in the National Seminar on ‘Images of Geography’ organized by the Foundation of Practising Geographers on 6-7th. February, 2015.
4.Presented paper entitled “Challenges and Prospects of Water Security in India” in UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Water: A Threatened Social Resource of the Century’ organized by the Dept. of Geography, Women’s Christian College, Kolkata on 9th. October, 2015.
5.Presented paper entitled “Approaches of Urban Planning in India in the Last Three Decades” in the International Conference on ‘Urbanisation and Regional Sustainability’ organized by Regional Science Association, India and Dept. of Geography, University of Calcutta on 28-30 January, 2016.
6. Presented paper entitled “Partition of India and Perspective of Changing Habitat” in the National Seminar on ‘Geography of Habitat’ organized by Foundation of Practising Geographers, Kolkata on 26-27th. February, 2016.

Publications:
1.Article entitled “ Children’s Right to Education in India : An Overview” published in a book titled ‘The Rite of Wrongs – Human Rights in India’ (ISBN 978-93-80761-33-6) by Avenel Press, Kolkata, October, 2013,Pages 257-263.
2. Article entitled “Impact of Slums in the Evolution of Urban Landscape: A Planning Challenge for Kolkata” published in a Refresher Course Proceeding entitled ‘Landscape and Development Interfaces in Geographical Research’ (ISBN 978-93-83420-37-7),Academic Publishers, Kolkata,2014, Pages 202-207.
3. Article entitled “Role of Urban Forestry in Recovering the Vanishing Greens in the Cities : An Overview of Kolkata” published in a book titled ‘Man-Nature Interface’ (ISBN 978-93-82433-68-2 ), Sopan, Kolkata,March,2016 Pages 121-130.