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Mr Kamal Kumar Murari

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies , School of Habitat Studies

B.Tech. (University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar),
M.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)

Kamal Kumar Murari researches and teaches on subjects related to climate, water and agriculture, with a focus on impact assessment of sectoral issues in relation to climate variability and climate change. Prior to TISS, Kamal has worked with Center for International Projects Trust (Columbia Water Center, Delhi) and The Energy and Resources Institute, Delhi.

  • Finer scale projections of extreme climate episodes for India and identification of their impacts.
  • Multi-model temperature projection at a regional scale in India and currently working on updating the projection by including latest climate model outputs to develop robust daily scale temperature projections, roughly at 100 km and 50 km resolution.
  • Areas of application of extreme value theory, finer scale climate model projections using statistical downscaling, uncertainty analysis, detection and attribution of climate extremes and impact assessment.
  • Socio-economic aspects of agricultural nitrogen balance and its environmental implications.


Peer-reviewed journals

  • Murari K K, Sahana A, Daly E, Ghosh S, (2016), "The influence of El Nino Southern Oscillation on heat wave characteristics in India", Meteorological Applications (in press)
  • Aravindhan Nagarajan, Kamal K Murari, T Jayaraman, Goutham Radhakrishnan, (2015), "Appraising the Debate on Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Ghats", Economic & Political Weekly, 50 (30), 49-56.
  • Murari K K, Ghosh S, Patwardhan A, Daly E and Salvi K (2014), “Increasing severity of heat waves over 21st century India”, Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0660-6
  • Jayaraman T and Murari K K (2014), "Climate Change and Agriculture: Current and Future Trends, and Implications for India," Review of Agrarian Studies, 4 (1), 1-49.

Conferences, workshop and seminars

  • Murari K K, Daly E and Ghosh S (2012), “Change in intensity-duration relationship of extreme temperature episodes in transient climate over India”, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) joint assembly, Singapore.

  • Jayaraman T and Murari K K (2014), “Smallholder agriculture in India and adaptation to current and future climate variability and climate change”, American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, 15-19 Dec 2014, San Francisco (USA).

  • Murari K K, Mahato S, Jayaraman T (2014), “Empirical evidence of direct impact of extreme temperatures on wheat yield in major wheat growing region of India.”, American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, 15-19 Dec 2014, San Francisco (USA).

  • Murari KK (2016) "Impact of current climate variability and climate change on Indian agriculture and lessons for rural adaptation", Round Table Discussion on Climate Change by Alliance Française de Bombay, the Science & Technology Service of the French Embassy in India.



  • Community Resource Management Plan for the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers in Gondia District of Maharashtra (completed)

  • Scoping study of climate change in coastal Gujarat (Completed)
  • The Environmental Impact of Chemical Fertilizer Use in Indian Agriculture: A Study Based on Field-Level Data (ongoing)

  • Climate Change and Agricultural Yields in Karnataka (ongoing)


1. Introduction to Climate Science

2. Water and sustainability development

3. Introduction to Geographical Information System

4. Extreme events and disasters (shared course)

5. Climate change modeling

6. Macro data analysis (shared course)

7. Scientific aspects of water (shared course)




Email: kamal.murari[at]tiss[dot]edu

Room No. 106,

Academic block 2,

Narouji campus,

Tata Institute of Social Science.

Deonar, Mumbai


Phone- 022-25525866