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Dr Malay Pramanik

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Geo Informatics , Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies

M.A. (Vidyasagar University,Midnapore, West Bengal, India),

M.Phil (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India),

Ph.D (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Dr. Malay is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Geoinformatics, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies (TISS) (Mumbai, India). He holds an MPhil and PhD in Climate Change, livelihood vulnerability, and environment management from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India). He is the recipient of the distinguished ‘Charlie Boyden Award’ from the ‘ECSA57’ (2018), ‘Best Presentation Award’ from Elsevier (2018), ‘Early Career Scientist’ Award from European Geophysical Union (2019), ‘IUBMB travel award’ for MWS (2019, 2020), ‘Our Planet Our Health Initiative travel award’ from Welcome Trust (2019), and ‘WOHC2020 fellowship award’ from World One Health Congress (2020) for his outstanding research work. He has worked at the ICMR-NIMR (New Delhi, India) for the ICMR and DST-sponsored Projects on Climate Change, El-Nino, and Disease Modeling. Previously he also was with the Asian Institute of Technology as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in UKRI-GCRF funded 'Living Deltas Hub' project. His research interests include integrated geospatial solutions, disaster-livelihood, disaster-health, health geography, climate change, sea-level rise, coastal ecosystem and planning, and environment management.


Research Interests

  • Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Scenario/Impact Analysis
  • Disaster Impact on Livelihood, Human Health, Ecosystem
  • Integrated Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resource Management
  • Coastal Vulnerability and Infrastructure Planning



Research Publications in Referred Peer-reviewed Journal:

(Citations = 450+; h-index = 12)


Pramanik, M., Szabo, S., et al. (2021). Population health risks in multi-hazard environments: Action needed in the Cyclone Amphan and COVID-19 – hit Sundarbans region, India. Climate & Development. http://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1889948. [Taylor & Francis, Q1-IF: 4.28/2020]

Mallick, S.K., Pramanik, M., et al., (2021). Plastic waste footprint in the context of COVID-19: Reduction challenges and policy recommendations towards sustainable development goals. Science of The Total Environment. 148951. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148951. [Elsevier, Q1-IF: 7.963/2020]

Pramanik, M., Szabo, S et al. (2021). Twin Disasters: Tracking COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan’s Impacts on SDGs in the Indian Sundarbans, Environment: Science Policy for Sustainable Development, 63(4). https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.2021.1924575. [Taylor & Francis, Q1-IF: 4.103/2020]

Mallick, S.K.,....... Pramanik, M., et al., (2021). Understanding Future Urban Growth, Urban Resilience and Sustainable Development of Small Cities using Prediction-Adaptation-Resilience (PAR) Approach, Sustainable Cities and Society, 203196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103196 [Elsevier, Q1-IF: 7.587/2020]

Chaudhary, S.,... Pramanik, M., et al. (2021). Land evaluation and sustainable development of ecotourism in the Garhwal Himalayan region using geospatial technology and analytical hierarchy process. Environ Dev Sustain. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01528-4. [Springer, Q2-IF: 3.219/2021]

Pramanik, M., Dash, P. & Behal, D. (2021). Improving outcomes for socioeconomic variables with coastal vulnerability index under significant sea-level rise: an approach from Mumbai coasts. Environ. Dev. Sustain. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01239-w. [Springer, Q2-IF: 3.219/2021]

Szabo, S.,...Pramanik, M., ....(2021). Perceptions of an ageing agricultural workforce and farmers’ productivity strategies: Evidence from Prachinburi Province, Thailand. Outlook of Agriculture. http:// doi.org/10.1177/00307270211025053 [Sage, Q2-IF: 1.88/2021]

Kumar, A., ... Pramanik, M. et al. (2021). Watershed prioritization for soil erosion mapping in the Lesser Himalayan Indian basin using PCA and WSA methods in conjunction with morphometric parameters and GIS-based approach. Environ Dev Sustain. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-021-01586-8. [Springer, Q2-IF: 3.219/2021]

Pramanik, M., et al. (2020). Climatic influence on the magnitude of COVID-19 outbreak: a stochastic model-based global analysis. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. http://doi:10.1101/2020.06.02.20120501. [Taylor & Francis, Q1-IF: 3.411/2021]

Imdad, K.,......Pramanik, M. (2020). A district-level susceptibility and vulnerability assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic's footprint in India. Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, (36). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2020.100390. [Elsevier, CS: 2.4/2020]

Pramanik, M., Udmale, P., Bisht, P., Chowdhury, K., Szabo, S., & Pal, I. (2020). Climatic factors influence the spread of COVID-19 in Russia, Int. Jour. of Environ. Health Res. http://doi.org/ 10.1080/09603123.2020.1793921. [Taylor & Francis, Q1-IF: 3.411/2021]

Atul, K., Pramanik, M., et al. (2020). Land evaluation for sustainable development of Himalayan agriculture using RS-GIS in conjunction with analytic hierarchy process and frequency ratio. J. Sou. Soc. Agriculture Science. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssas.2020.10.001 [Elsevier, CS: 9.5/2019]

Udmale, P., Pal, I., Szabo, S., Pramanik, M., Large, A. (2020). Global food security in the context of COVID-19: A scenario-based exploratory analysis, Progress in Disaster Science (7) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100120 [Elsevier, CS: 2.4/2020]

Pramanik, M., et al. (2020). El Nino Southern Oscillation as an early warning tool of Dengue prediction in India. BMC Public Health, 20, 1498. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09609-1 [BMC-Springer, IF: 3.29/2021]

Pramanik, M., Diwakar, A.K., Dash, P., Szabo, S., Pal, I. (2020). Conservation planning of cash crops species under current and future climate in the Western Ghats, India. Environ Dev Sustain. http://doi.org/10.1007/ s10668-020-00819-6 [Springer, Q2-IF: 3.219/2021]

Mondal, B., Chakraborti, S. … Pramanik, M., & Chatterjee, S. (2018). Evaluation of spatial modelling approaches to simulate urban growth dynamics: A case Study on Udaipur city, India. Geocarto International. 35(4), 411-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/10106049.2018.1520922 [Taylor & Francis, Q1-IF: 4.89/2021]

Pramanik, M., Paudel, U., Mondal, B., et al. (2017). Predicting climate change impacts on the distribution of the threatened Garcinia Indica in the Western Ghats, India. Climate Risk Management, 19. 94-105. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2017.11.002. [Elsevier, Q1-IF: 4.9/2020]

Mondal, B., Dolui, G., Pramanik, M., et al. (2017). Urban expansion and wetland shrinkage by using GIS-based model on East Kolkata Wetland, India. Ecological Indicators, 83. 62-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.07.037 [Elsevier, IF: 4.96/2021]

Pramanik, M. (2016). Site suitability analysis for agricultural land use of Darjeeling district using AHP and GIS techniques. Model Earth Syst. Environ., 2, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0116-8  [Springer]

Pramanik, M. (2016). Impacts of Predicted Sea-Level Rise on Land Use/Land Cover Categories of the Adjacent Coastal Areas of Mumbai Megacity, India. Environ Dev Sustain., 19, 1343-1366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-016-9804-9 [Springer, Q2-IF: 3.219/2021]

Pal, R., Biswas, S.S., Pramanik, M., Mondal, B. (2016). Landslides and Floods in the Tista Basin (Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri Districts): Historical Evidence, Causes and Consequences, J. of Ind. Geophysical Union, 20(2), 209-215. [IGU, IF: 0.31/2014]

Pal, R., Biswas, S. S., Pramanik, M., & Mondal, B. (2016). Bank vulnerability and avulsion modelling of the Bhagirathi-Hugli River between Ajay and Jalangi confluences in lower Ganga Plain, India. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2(2), 65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0125-7 [Springer]

Pramanik, M., Biswas, S. S., et al. (2015). Sea level rise and coastal vulnerability along the eastern coast of India through geospatial technologies. Journal of Remote Sensing and GIS. 4, 145. http://doi.org/10.4172/2469- 4134.1000145 [IF - 1.06]

Pramanik, M., Biswas, S., et al. (2015). Coastal vulnerability assessment of the predicted sea-level rise in the coastal zone of Krishna - Godavari delta region, Andhra Pradesh, east coast of India. Environ. Dev. Sustain. 18(6), 1635–1655. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-015-9708-0 [Springer, Q2-IF: 3.219/2021]


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MDM 01: Disasters, Hazards and Extreme Events

MDM 32: Digital Image Processing and Spatial Analysis

MDM 34: Geoinformatics in Preparedness and Response

Email: malay.pramanik[at]tiss[dot]edu

Dr Malay Pramanik, MPhil, PhD.

Assistant Professor,

Centre for Geoinformatics,

Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies,

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),

Malti and Jal A. D. Naoroji Campus,

Post-Box No: 8313, Deonar Farm Road, Deonar,

Mumbai - 400088, Maharashtra, India.