Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. R.N.K. Sharma
Assistant Professor, Remote Sensing
M.Sc. (Physics), M Phil (Education), PhD
Contact Address
Permanent Address Department Of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra
Local Address Department Of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra
Phone (Office) 0651-2276003
Phone Residence 0
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 2-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)



 Mukhopadhyay U.K., Sharma R.N.K., Anwar S., Dutta A.D., (Nov 2019), "Correlating Thermal Anomaly with Earthquake Occurrences Using Remote Sensing". In: Hassanien A., Azar A., Gaber T., Bhatnagar R., F. Tolba M. (eds) The International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA2019). AMLTA 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 921. Springer, Cham. DOI,  Print ISBN 978-3-030-14117-2 (SCOPUS INDEXED)

Sharma, Richa N. K.; Bhatnagar, Roheet; Ojha, Abhishekh (2018), “Discrimination of Satellite Signals from Opencast Mining of Mineral Ores of Hematite and Uranium Using Digital Image Processing and Geostatistical Algorithms” in A. E. Hassanien (Eds.), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 723 – The International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA2018), Springer International Publishing AG,  pp 193-199, Print ISBN 978-3-319-74689-0 ( INDEXED)

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) (SCOPUS INDEXED)

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.,( May 2019), "Forest-cover change over Chotanagpur– An empirical approach on periodic sequence", The Indian Forester, 145 (6) : pp 501-512, ISSN No. 0019-4816 (Print) ISSN No. 2321-094X (Online). (Non SCI,Non Paid, Journal Listed in UGC Care

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




  • Kumari, Annu, Jain,G.V., Chhabra,A.K. and Sharma, Richa N. K.; (July 2020), " Comparision between standard classification methods for best suitability in urban scenario", 6thInt. Conf. electronics, computing and communication technologies, Banglore, IEEE Connect 2020
  • 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 Reference Books


  1. Das, Somak, Jeganathan, C., Mondal, S. and Sharma, R., (2018), “ Geospatial modeling of Human-Elephant Conflicts” , Geomatics and Conservation Biology”, Editor: Michael O’Neal Campbell, ISBN 978-1-53614-468-0
  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