Dr. R.N.K. Sharma

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Email - richasharma@bitmesra.ac.in


Assistant Professor , Remote Sensing 
M.Sc. (Physics), M Phil (Education)

Date of Joining BIT 2.8.1999

E Code 020822

Work Experience

Teaching : 19 Years

Research : 19 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)



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 Geostastical Algorithms”, Springer International Publishing, part of Springer Nature, 2018. A E Hassanien et.al.(Eds.) AMLTA 2018, AISC 723. Pp 193-199. 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-319-74690-6_19

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 ApplicationsCommunications 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).



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 www.stmjournals.com)

Lal, R., Sharma, R N K., Sivakumar, R.  (2008) “Geoinformatics in Tourism  – A Case study”, Journal of Hospitality  Application

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. 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., et.al.  (2001), “Chapter No.13 – Natural Resources Development”, Jharkhand Development Report 2000”, created by XLRI Jamshedpur, on behest of Planning Commission of India, (Now NITI AYOG)


Research/Sponsored Projects (ongoing): (Completion by 31.3.2019)

  1. National Level Project: Land Use Land Cover Mapping of Eastern UP and Western Bihar – 3rd Cycle. (Project Amount is Rs. 51,48,280). User Agency: National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Hyderabad.