Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Assistant Professor , Remote Sensing
M.Sc. (Physics), M Phil (Education), Ph D
Contact Address
Residence Address Department Of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra
Permanent Address Department Of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra
Phone (Office) 0651-2276003
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Email Id
   Joined Institute on : 1-Aug-1999

  Work Experience
Teaching : 20 Years

Research : 20 Years

  Professional Background

Basic Course in   Photogrammetry &   Remote Sensing  (1998) , IIRS , Dehradun

Certificate Course in Geoinformatics ,(2000) IIRS , Dehradun

Advance Course in   Astronomy (1991), Osmania University, Hyderabad

  Research Areas

 Applications of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics in health, forestry, tourism,surface mining.

  Award and Honours

 Nominated by the Planning Commission of India to Co-author  “ Jharkhand Development Report”,(2000).

 Research work entitled “Establishing a corridor for the elephants of Jharkhand, India, using Remote Sensing and GIS” seleted for “ The Great Arc” commemorating 200 years of Survey of India (2003)



Utpal Kanti Mukhopadhyay, Richa N. K. Sharma,Shamama Anwar,and Atma Deep Dutta,(2019), "Correlating Thermal Anomaly with Earthquake Occurrences Using Remote Sensing" , © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020 A. E. Hassanien et al. (Eds.): AMLTA 2019, AISC 921, pp. 863–875, 2020.

Sharma R.N.K., Bhatnagar R., Ojha A. (2018), “Discrimination of Satellite Signals from Opencast Mining of Mineral Ores of Hematite and Uranium Using Digital Image Processing and Geostatistical Algorithms” in Hassanien A., Tolba M., Elhoseny M., Mostafa M. (eds) The International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA2018). AMLTA 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 723. Springer, Cham DOI, Springer, Cham (ISBN 978-3-319-74689-0; online ISBN 978-3-319-74690-6 eBook Packages Engineering

Sharma, Richa N. K., Bhatnagar, Roheet  and Singh A. K., (2012), “Surface Mining Signal Discrimination Using Landsat TM Sensor − An Empirical Approach”, Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications, Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 322, 2012, pp 222-233, Springer. (ISBN: 978-3-642-35325-3)

Prabjot Kaur, Sharma, Richa, Mahanti N.C. and Singh, A.K. (2009) “Exploration of  Topsis (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) as an Alternative to Traditional Classification Algorithm in Small Areas of Lohardaga District of Jharkhand, India, Using Remote Sensing Image − A Case study”,  Research Journal of Earth Sciences 1 (2): 81-85.(ISSN 1995-9044

(© IDOSI Publications, 2009).



Sharma, R.N.K., Pandey, A.K. and Sharma, G.P., (2019). Forest-cover change over Chotanagpur– An empirical approach on periodic sequence,Indian Forester, 145 (6) : 501-512, 2019,, ISSN No. 0019-4816 (Print)

ISSN No. 2321-094X (Online)

Vishwajeet Kumar, Richa Sharma, A.P. Krishna (2015), “ Spatio-Temporal Variability Assessment of Biophysical Parameters in the Tropical Deciduous Broadleaf Forest in Eastern India”  J. of Remote Sensing & GIS  pp 61-68. (ISSN: 2230-7990(online), ISSN: 2321-421X(print Volume 6, Issue 2

Lal, R., Sharma, R N K., Sivakumar, R.  (2008) “Geoinformatics in Tourism  – A Case study”, Journal of Hospitality  Application and  Research, BIT, Mesra, Vol III no. ii – issue July 2008, pp 67-75





Sharma, R N K  and Singh, A K (2013), “Quantification of mine induced landscapes around Bauxite mines of Lohardaga District, Jharkhand using Remote Sensing and GIS”, Proc. National conference on Environment Friendly sustainable construction – Need of the hour, 2-3 March, 2012 BIT, Patna pp 12.


Sharma R N K .(2012) , “Generation of Surface mining Index using Landsat TM Satellite images − an Empirical approach”, 100th Indian Science Congress, 2-7 Dec, Kolkata.


Ghosh, S. and Sharma, R N K. (2005)  “GIS based Drug Survey − A case study within Ranchi Municipal Limits”, Proc: 8th Annual International Conference and exhibition in the field of GIS, GPS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing, New Delhi.


Bhatnagar,R, Bhatnagar S P, , Sharma,  R N K. (2005)  “ Potential site suitability for herbal plant cultivation using RS and GIS Techniques.,” Proc: 8th Annual International Conference and exhibition in the field of GIS, GPS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing, New Delhi.


Sharma, R N K., Kumar, U. (2003)  “ Exploration possibilities of Water recharge Areas − A Remote Sensing perspective”, Proc. Seminar on potential development and management of ground water resources in Jharkhand State”, Proc.Seminar of South Asian association of economic geologist (SAAEG), Ranchi regional and Association Chapter


Sharma R N K., Sinha A K , Nathawat, M S., Pandey A K.  (2002), “ Establishing a corridor for the elephants of Jharkhand , India using Remote Sensing and GIS”. Proc: Map Asia, Bangkok, Thailand.


Sharma R N K., Nathawat, M S., Pandey A K., (2002),” Evaluation of Biological richness using RS and GIS – a case study of Birsa Munda Zoological Park, Ranchi, Jharkhand”, Proc.: ACRS , Kathmandu, Nepal.


Lal, R., Sharma, R N K., Sivakumar, R., (2008) “Geoinformatics in Tourism –A Case Study”, International Conference on “Spectum of hospitality and tourism industry in the Global scenario”, held in BIT Mesra on 15th January 2008




Sharma, Richa. (2017), "Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Technology ", Proc.Recent advancements in Computre Science and Information Technology, Ranchi, 7.7.17.pp viii-x

Mahajan, S., Vijendra, M.R., Sharma, R N K., (2004) “ Utility of GIS and Remote Sensing for upgradation of existing transportation network and its futuristic planning with regard to Ranchi, Jharkhand. Proc: National seminar on urban planning, Silliguri, North Bengal University.


Sharma, R N K, Suri,R K ., (2003), “ Water resource management for Ranchi Urban Agglomerate,” Proc. Annual convention of ISRS, Trivandrum.


Sharma, R N K.,  Kumar, U., (2002) “Identification of potential water recharge zones around Ranchi district of Jarkhand.”, Proc. ISPRS TC VII, Int.symposium on resource and environmental monitoring & ISRS Annual convention, Hyderabad.


Ravibabu, M V., Rao, M V., Jacob, Georg, Sharma R N K., (2002), “ Conformity analysis of cotton crop of Nalagonda, Khammam and Karimnagar districts in Andhra Pradesh using RS and GIS techniques.” Proc. Sixth ESRI India user conference. Hyderabad.


Sharma, R N K, Suri,R K ., (2001), “ Evaluation of bauxite active mining areas in Lohardaga Distt. Of J harkhand using RS and GIS technique. Proc.  ISRS Annual convention, Ahmadabad.  

Invited Talks

Sharma, Richa. (2017)," Detection of Mining in the Forests of Chotanagpur Plateau using Remote Sensing Signals", UGC Sponsored National Seminar on " Recent Trends in Plant and Environmental Sciences", GNDUniversity, Amritsar, 2.9.2017

  Member of Professional Bodies

 Indian Science Congress Association

Indian Society for Goematics

Indian Society for Remote Sensing

Indian Society for Technical Education

  Text and Refrence Books


  1. Somak Das, C. Jeganathan, Saptarshi Mondal & Richa Sharma (2018). Geo-spatial modelling of Human-Elephant conflicts in Dalma Wildlife Santuary and its surroundings in India. In: Michael Campbell (eds.) Geomatics and Conservation Biology, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., USA, ISBN: 978-1-53614-469-7. (Sep, 2018).
  2. Sharma Richa NK., and Nathawat M.S.,  (2002 ) “Applications of remote sensing in agriculture”, Research Advances in Lac Culture, Ed. Kumar, K.K., Ramani, R.,Sharma, K.K.. , Indian Lac research Institute, (ICAR), Namkum, Ranchi.pp 271-277
  3. Sharma, Richa , N.K.,  (2001), “Chapter No.13 – Natural Resources Development”, Jharkhand Development Report 2000”, created by XLRI Jamshedpur, on behest of Planning Commission of India. pp 220-246