Dr. Rajesh Kumar

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Professor & Head of the Department
Brief Profile:

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Science, School of Basic Sciences and Research (SBSR), Sharda University. In addition he is the 1st year coordinator of SBSR. He is also responsible as Academic Coordinator, Ph.D. programme of Sharda University.

He had been associated with National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology (Extension Centre), Jaipur before joining Sharda University in 2010.

He has vast experience of working on the influence of changing climate and the global warming on Snow and Glacier that impacts the availability of water resources in the Indian Himalaya. Prof. Kumar has published 71 papers out of which 50 are in International journals/book chapters/Encyclopaedia while 20 in National journal. He has 27 foreign visits in his credit for attending/presenting paper in conferences/Symposia or for the collaborative research. He has participated/presented paper in 81 National and International conference/symposia/workshops. He has also been involved in organising several National and International workshops/conferences.

Apart from teaching B.Sc., B. Tech. and M. Tech. students, he is involved in Environmental and Cryospheric research. Two scholars have been awarded PhD and 7 Ph.D. scholars are working under him. He has completed 03 research projects as PI and currently working on 03 research projects on Himalayan glaciers which are sponsored by SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST); MOES Govt. of India and USAID, USA in collaboration with University of Colorado, USA. He spends very hard time to trek glacier sites up to the altitude of more than 17,500 ft. and stays for a couple of weeks in those region for the collection of valuable data. He works with several instruments like Automatic Weather Station (AWS), Steam driven Ice Drill System, discharge gauge and Global Positioning System (GPS) for understanding the impact of climate change on glaciers and associated impact to future water resources availability. He has conducted experiments in the challenging environmental conditions of Himalayan glaciers and successfully generated valuable data of glaciological importance at several glaciers like Gangotri, Chhota Shigri, Kafni, Naradu and Shaune Garang. The experiments/data with his scientific background has been converted into a tangible output and presented/published papers in many national and international conferences/journals and reports.

Prof. Kumar is member of several academic societies and editorial board of national and international journals. He is also managing editor of the Journal of Scientific and Technical Research (JSTR), published by Sharda University.

He has been interviewed by several electronic and print media including BBC, CNN-IBN, AajTak and Hindustan Times etc.

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